Nigeria politicians scandalous fight over new 774,000 job slot II Inside Stuff
Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, talks about how members of the Nigerian national assembly fight dirty with the minister for labour, Festus Kayamo over the new 774,000 job slot.
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Tesla factory outside Berlin to cost €4 billion
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Nigerians canvass for job creation to aid youth development
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Fed to underwrite the rtade war?
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