5% jobs: Better days ahead for PLWDs

November 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

If all indices are correct, there is a glimmer of hope for Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) in Nigeria. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on the steps being taken to give them a new lease of life. The story of Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) in Nigeria has always evoked emotions whenever it is mentioned considering the manner of neglect such categories 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

Govt charged to prioritise agriculture, create jobs for youth

October 27, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The executive director, National Cereal Research Institute (NCRI) Badeggi, Dr Umar Aliyu, has identified agriculture as the only way to address unemployment, youth restiveness in the country. Consequently, he urged government at all levels to prioritise the sector.Dr Aliyu stated this during an empowerment programme tagged “Season Intervention” initiated and sponsored by Ahmed Tijani Damisa, a lawmaker representing Okene/ Ogori-Magongo Read More

NIMASA, Customs outline modalities to fast track delivery of deep blue project assets

October 13, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Customs Service have agreed on modalities for seamless and timely delivery of the Deep Blue Project assets currently at the ports. The agreement was reached at a meeting between the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh and Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd.), 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

FBN creating jobs, deepening financial inclusion through Firstmonie

October 8, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s leading financial houses, FirstBank of Nigeria’s unmatched commitment to financial inclusion and creating unemployment for thousands of Nigerians through its Firstmonie agents is informed by the bank’s undivided focus on making real impact across Nigeria. Firstmonie Agents have been integral to bridging the financial exclusion gap, providing convenient banking services that are easily accessible, thereby saving time Read More

APC govs commend Oyetola, Badaru’s commitment to a united Nigeria

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described their counterparts in Osun, Gboyega Oyetola and Jigawa, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar as patriots who are committed to a united and prosperous Nigeria. The APC governors, under the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), through a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja and signed by their Chairman and Governor of Kebbi Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

20% of Nigeria’s workforce lost their jobs to Covid-19 – NBS

September 22, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The coronavirus pandemic resulted in a fifth or 20 per cent of Nigeria’s workforce losing their jobs, the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said. The cuts followed disruptions to supply chains, continuing supply and demand shocks, and a drop in consumer confidence, the agency said in a statement Tuesday, citing a study it conducted with the United Nations Development Programme. Read More

Umar: Meet young man who created jobs for youth in Yobe

September 17, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Ambassador Umar Abubakar Muhammad hails from Machina Local Government Area of Yobe state. He was oppotuned to study in Al-Azhar University Cairo, Egypt under Yobe State Scholarship programme. Having stayed abroad for about nine years, Ambassador Umar established relationship with medical and educational institutions in the foreign Countries and this gave him the opportunity to assist people in this regard. Read More