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Insecurity: FG to provide 300,000 jobs for youths 

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government is set to provide 300,000 new jobs for the youths in 2018 to prevent them from “violent extremism” which leads to insecurity. The minister, who noted that the jobs would be provided under the N-Power Programme, said […]
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