IEA ready to unleash over 90% global electricity

January 23, 2023 Editorial IV 0

Renewable energy is moving faster across the globe and the International Energy Agency (IEA), has shown its capacity to account for over 90% global electricity and to expand the capacity in the next five years. HELEN OJI reports. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Renewables Outlook says renewable energy is the way to go, noting that renewables are set to account Read More

MPI Report 2022: 63% of Nigerians poor – NBS

December 15, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says its highlights of the 2022 Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) survey revealed that 63 per cent or 133 million of persons living within Nigeria are multi-dimensionally poor. The national MPI is 0.257, indicating that poor people in Nigeria experience just over one-quarter of all possible deprivations. Semiu Adeniran, Statistician General of the Federation and Read More

UK reveals new relocation opportunities, massive vacancies for jobs

December 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

In an effort to reduce unemployment, the United Kingdom has announced an opportunity for qualified Nigerian teachers to relocate to the country. This development is as a result of Nigeria inclusion among African countries whose citizens can now apply for qualified teacher status through the Teaching Regulation Agency in the United Kingdom, from February 2023. Other foreign countries which the offer Read More

2023: APC victory certain – Nasarawa speaker 

December 13, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has expressed optimism that the candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) would come out victorious in the 2023 general elections.  He stated this while inaugurating his 60- man third term  campaign team in Umaisha, Toto LGA of Nasarawa state Tuesday. “I am here to officially inaugurate my third term campaign Read More

Register vocational courses alongside course of study, VC charges students 

November 28, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The vice chancellor of Federal University Lokoja (FUL) ,  Professor Olayemi Akunwumi, has charged the newly admitted  students of the institution to register for a vocational skill alongside their course of study. He assured that  the students  will be certificated at the end of third year. Professor Akunwumi gave the charge in his address at the matriculation ceremony of the Read More

FHA’s Abuja Smart City Estate to commence soon – El-Yakub 

November 22, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

Plans are on by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) to develop diaspora smart city in Kabusu district area of Abuja. The Diaspora Smart City is located in Kabusu village after Mpape, a community in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), with about 700 hectares of land which 17,000 is designed so far. Speaking during the suppervision of the project site, Read More

How content creators are creating jobs for themselves, others

August 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

Since becoming accessible to the general populace in the early 90s, the internet has connected people in ways that were previously thought of as impossible. The more people started using the internet, the more digital entrepreneurship became a thing. Contributions to economic growth In a study done by Forbes in 2021, digital entrepreneurs were valued at $20 billion with estimations Read More

Employment: Amazon opens Nigerian office, announces recruitment

July 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

American e-commerce giant Amazon has started hiring employees for its soon-to-be-opened Nigerian branch. Advertising various openings on LinkedIn, the U.S. e-commerce giant enlisted vacancies for enterprise account managers, start-up segment leader, senior partners sales manager, among others. American e-commerce company will begin operations in Nigeria in 2023 as part of its plans to expand to five more African, South American, Read More

Driving productivity through employee satisfaction at workplace: The GEIL blueprint

May 18, 2022 Editor 0

A good percentage of conversations among employees today is centered around the work environment, hostile superiors, and general satisfaction in the workspace. It is said that employees worldwide only care only about their welfare, this includes timely payment of salaries and allowances, a friendly work environment, personal development, and an overall wellbeing on the job, while employers on the other Read More

WAEC begins massive recruitment *See details, application link

April 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced recruitment into its various vacant positions The examination board made this known in a statement via it’s official Twitter handle. WAEC advised all interested applicants to visit, adding that application closes June 7th, 2022. According to the statement, “The West African Examinations Council is calling on applicants to fill in vacant Read More

Pictures: FG set to boost employment through NOYA

April 13, 2022 Editor 0

The Federal Government has set up an online youth initiative known as the Nigeria Youth Online Assembly (NOYA), to empower the youth through timely dissemination of Information on career enhancing, trainings, job and employment placement opportunities viaa unified platform so as to boost youth employment in the country. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, while declaring Read More

Nuggets for gainful youth employment in Nigeria

March 21, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Despite its political independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960 as well as the rich and abundant human and material resources, Nigeria has been struggling hard to become a force to be reckoned with among comity of nations. To move forward, the country needs to take a look at some salient issues, which were brought to the fore by Read More

Digital economy to add $88bn, create 3m jobs in 10 years – FG

January 25, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria’s digital economy could add $88 billion and create over three million new jobs over the next 10 years. This comes as Ministers from developing countries namely Nigeria, Mexico, Kenya, Argentina, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica and Pakistan under the auspices of Friends of E-Commerce for Development (FED) resolved to put Read More

Bauchi urged to lift embargo on employment in critical sectors

December 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The forum of Executive Directors of Civil Society Organizations in Bauchi state has called on the state government to as a matter of urgency lift the embargo on employment, particularly critical sectors of health and education. Chairman of the forum, Sodangi Chindo, made the call at a press conference held at the NUJ press center in Bauchi as part of Read More

Senate ‘exposes’ secret employment in civil service

November 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday alleged that high scale secret employment is ongoing in the civil service despite claims that the federal government placed embargo on job placements. Irked by the development , the chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs , Senator Danjuma La’ah, challenged heads of the various agencies to produce the circular embargoing employments in the country. Read More

FG promises to implement 5% of jobs for persons with disabilities

October 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed readiness to implement the law mandating Five per cent of jobs at both private and public sectors are allocated to people living with disabilities. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, who made this disclosure weekend in Abuja said his ministry will issue circular to all the ministries and parastatals by next week.  Already, Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

In Benue, Ortom encourages youth to acquire skills to create wealth

October 13, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Wednesday encouraged the youth to undertake various artisanship training in order to create employment and wealth for themselves. Ortom gave the advice during an interactive forum organised by Industrial Training Fund (ITF) for stakeholders at the Makurdi area office.The governor said acquisition of skills in artisanship was the most certain way that could help Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Fidelity Bank reiterates commitment to driving non-oil export sector

October 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s lenders, Fidelity Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to strengthening Nigeria’s non-oil export sector with the commencement of its Export Management Programme (EMP). It would be recalled that the bank in 2016, in partnership with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the Pan-African University (PAU) launched the Export Management Programme (EMP). The programme, which is scheduled Read More

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Anglican Communion: Nike Diocese announces programme for 5th Synod in Enugu

October 6, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Nike Diocese (Anglican Communion) has announced that the third session of her 5th Synod shall hold from Thursday, October 14, 2021, to Sunday, October 17, 2021, at St. Peter’s Church, Thinker’s Corner, Enugu, Enugu State. According to a statement signed by the Bishop, the Rt. Rev’d. Dr. Christian Onyeka Onyia, as a religious and social organization, the church has Read More

NIAS set to bridge gaps of inadequate science graduates

October 4, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Institute for Animal Science (NIAS) has embarked on moves to bridge the gap of inadequate graduates for livestock management in the country. The Registrar of NIAS Professor Eustace Iyayi during a Validation of National Occupational Standard (NOS) for Poultry and Feed Mill Industry, lamented that the annual student admission and retention into tertiary institutions is inadequate. He said Read More