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The Best Way To Remember Dead Immigration Applicants – Okonjo-Iweala



Okonjo-Iweala speaking

The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that the best way to remember Nigerian youths who lost their lives at the recent recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Immigration Service was to create more jobs for the unemployed.

Okonjo-Iweala said this at the Housing Stakeholders Summit in Abuja, yesterday, reiterating the determination of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to create more jobs for youths in several sectors, including the housing, agriculture and ICT sectors, among others.

“The best way to honour the memory of the youths who died during the immigration exercise is for us to work harder to create more jobs,” said the minister.

“We created 1.6m jobs as confirmed by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, but these are not enough. Every year 1.8m new entrants come into the job market. This is in addition to 5.3million that have accumulated over time. So we need to work harder and faster to create more jobs for our youths.

“We are focusing on housing because this sector can significantly increase the number of jobs in addition to growing the economy. This sector will create jobs for builders, carpenters, plumbers, managers, interior decorators and so many jobs.

“This event is not for long grammar. It is about action; it is about numbers, it is about meeting targets and deadlines so that the jobs will be created and the houses built.”

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  1. ladman mko

    March 26, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Its better for the federal government to creat more jobs to nigeria youths this will reduce the stampede that occur during last NIS recruiting test exercise.

  2. Mr saint

    March 26, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Gej is just a president and he can never manufacture job like the carpenter manufactures table.
    All we need is patience one thing @ a time
    if all the govt looters can bring out all those money and establish in country i believe things will better than thesse

  3. mr Gee

    March 26, 2014 at 8:20 am

    How did National Bureau of Statistic come up with those unemployment figures? Govt agencies should not falsify figures to have good name. If 1.6m people have gained employment. Nigerians would all know or else the employment is a backyard one. Let’s apply some decency of TRUTH and act properly.


    March 26, 2014 at 8:37 am

    d first thing to do is screen out govt employees dat are due for retirement. secondly, make a policy of recruitment such dat all sectors of d economy will have a common data base for applicants and carryout d recruitment process within a specified period across d country.thirdly, we all need to be patient.

  5. mr patrick

    March 26, 2014 at 11:32 am

    nigerian immigration service recruitmen. call 09034389104 for enlistment

  6. Robert Osang

    March 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    My candid advise is that anyone without a job should learn a trade. Any trade. The government have been planning to create more jobs since I was born. And that was a long time ago.

  7. charles Chuks

    March 26, 2014 at 12:28 pm


  8. solar hot water companies

    March 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Tips effectively utilized!!

  9. Alanka

    March 26, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    We need action not press conference. The NIS recruitment it’s a true reflection on the statistic of Nigeria rate of unemployment, 5.3m God!

  10. gracey

    March 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Govt shud pls screen dose wo ar due 4 retirement,funny enough som ve been retired b4 bt cos dis is nija were evry tin bad is possible dey manover dere wa bak dis tym dey reduce dere age 2 30yrs, n start afresh

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants



Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants
Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

Amotekun Operation vehicles

The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.

The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.

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This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.

He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.


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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack



Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.

The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.

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He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.

“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8



Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.

Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.

However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is  signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.

The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.

The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.

Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.

To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.

You can also join their community of young and vibrant fans on XClub via the app on your Infinix
device or click on this link to download the app if you’re a non Infinix user.

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