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D-8 Summit: VP Osinbajo calls for less dependence on oil

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Members of the D-8 countries have been adjured to seek out alternative sources of income for their regions and reduce dependence on oil revenue which is subject to unstable prices.

In an address at the 6th Ministerial Conference on Industrial Cooperation among member countries of the D-8 held in Abuja, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo made this call and urged the members to go back to the vision of their founding fathers. Noting that a fall in commodity prices has led the country to intensify efforts towards economic diversification. This will challenge industries to greater productivity and cost effectiveness.

The body was also challenged to build concrete plans for collaboration and partnerships. This, he added, strengthens comparative advantages to advance the good of all nations.

He reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to working with all members in enlarging opportunities for trade and investment.

The D-8 also known as the organization for Economic Cooperation is an organization for development cooperation among countries. It includes Nigeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey.

The organization aims to advance the positions of developing countries in the world economy and generally enhance better standards of living among its people.

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Riliwan Lawal Drops Fatai Nurudeen With A Crazy Right Hook

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Riliwan Lawal knocked out Fatai Nurudeen claiming the National and West African Featherweight Title belts, on the 26th of January, 2020.

Certainly, it was an explosive night with bouts like Massebinu vs Idowu, Salam vs Ukadike, Appah vs Segun. And then, title bouts like Olowu vs Ayiro, and Lawal vs Nurudeen amongst others. Lasigi Fight Night is the only pro-boxing event in Nigeria.

The January edition of the boxing event is titled The Resolution. Saleh Gloves Promotions sponsored the event in partnership with Unboxx Sports and Freels & Threels Promotions.

Even though both fighters exchanged intensively although the fight, Lawal displayed sheer brillance in the 7th round. As he knocked out cold, visibly tired Nurudeen to the amazement of the crowd.

Following his 7th round TKO against Nurudeen, the army boxer, Lawal emerged the new national and West African Featherweight champion.

It was such an exciting bout that even if you were there that night, you would want to watch it over and over again.

Watch the highlight of this thrilling matchup below and please subscribe to our YouTube channel. 

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Meet 9 Years Old Kid Dancing To Support His Family

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9 years old Joseph Sev, believes he would be in a position to help much less privileged talented children someday. Born a twin, poor and raised by a single mother, this talented dancer is no stranger to hardship.

However, the kid is determined to make a difference and excel as a dancer. His story is not unique as there are so many talented kids in need of opportunities to grow. That said, Joseph Sev aka Tboi is standing out amongst many, acting on his dreams.

We shot the video below when we visited the kid’s makeshift home recently. No one should ever be forced to live in such conditions. It is amazing how Tboi continues to excel in school and stay determined to be a great dancer. 

In the coming weeks, we will embark on a follow up visit as part of our Hustle & Grow web series. If you would like to support this kid in any form, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

 

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