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A’Ibom govt rejects NBS unemployment statistics

April 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Akwa Ibom state government has described the recent statistics released by Labour Force Statistics and National Bureau of Statistics which rated the state as one the states with the highest unemployment and underemployment rate in the country as voodoo statistics. The government in the statement signed by Mr Charles Udoh, Commissioner for Information & Strategy, said the NBS contradicted itself Read More

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47,000 applicants jostling for 1,000 teaching job in Delta

March 20, 2019 Editorial II 0

Over 47,000 applicants have applied for 1,000 teaching job vacancies recently announced by the Delta state government. The state commissioner for basic and secondary education, Chiedu Ebie said this in Asaba while briefing journalists on the need for the state government to recruit professional teachers. According to him, “Those to be recruited in first phase of the recruitment exercise will Read More

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101,000 applicants jostle for 1,000 slots in Navy recruitment

February 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Over One hundred and one thousand applicants have so far applied for the ongoing Nigerian Navy recruitment for the non-officers cadre for 2019 recruitment exercise. The Naval Secretary, Rear Admiral Frederick Ogu said this Monday while fielding questions from journalists during media dialogue with some principal Staff Officers of the Naval Headquarters. He said although 101,000 applicants have indicated interest Read More

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Atiku urges workers to reject Buhari

February 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday warned Nigerian workers against voting for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential poll. The PDP presidential candidate, who met with President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, and other Labour leaders, stated this during a meeting with the leadership of the NLC at the International Convention Centre, in Abuja Read More

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Police recruitment: 294,851 jostle for 10,000 jobs as portal closes

January 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

  The Police Service Commission (PSC) has received 294,851 applications in the on-going recruitment of 10,000 Constable into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), even as the recruitment portal officially closes today (Friday). A press statement by PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, yesterday in Abuja, said that as at 12:30pm, January 10, 2019, 294,851 applications have been Read More

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NRM’ll revive power, other sectors, says presidential candidate

December 13, 2018 Editorial III 0

The National Rescue Movement (NRM) presidential candidate, Usman Ibrahim Alhaji, has vowed to restore sanity in the education, health, power and other sectors of the economy, if elected president of Nigeria in 2019. Usman, who is in his 40s, stated this yesterday in Abuja during the unveiling of the party’s presidential policy document, which was attended by its national officers. Read More

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Budapest hotel sector attracts global property investors

October 3, 2018 Administrator 0

A new report from global hotel consultancy HVS, says tourism numbers to the Hungarian capital of Budapest have risen by 12 per cent over the past three years prompting a recovery in the city’s hotel sector and stimulating further demand for vacation property assets. According to World Property Journal, with Budapest’s hotels having suffered from the global financial crisis in Read More

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OPEC outages driving up oil prices – Report

September 13, 2018 Administrator 0

Geopolitics is once again driving oil prices, and after a pause this summer, tension and unrest could be back at the top of the agenda. Last week, rioters burned down several buildings in Basra, a major city in Southern Iraq and home to most of the country’s oil production. Despite its oil riches, southern Iraq remains deeply unequal, which has Read More

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Unemployment: Group Plans Wealth Creation Summit

April 2, 2018 Administrator 0

Worried by the soaring rate of unemployment, economic deficits, failing businesses and poverty in the country, a summit to train Nigerian entrepreneurs on leading business ideas is underway. The Summit is also intended to serve as a veritable tool for nation building and economic recovery is being organised by the Godwin Uwubamwen coaching platform and Discover You International, a leadership Read More

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Egyptian media say election turnout was around 40%

March 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Egypt’s pro-government media say preliminary results of this week’s presidential election show a landslide win for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who faced no serious challenge, and a turnout hovering around 40%. Vote counting began after polls closed late on Wednesday, wrapping up three days of voting. Official results are expected on April 2. Of the 59.7 million registered voters, the Al Read More

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ITF: Engaging youth through vocational training for skills

March 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF), through its Model School Training Centre (MSTC), is engaging the youth with different vocational skills to help boost economic activities and access employment in the country. ADEOLA TUKURU reports The MSTC is indirectly achieving one of its mandates that was set in establishing the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) under the leadership of Sir Joseph Ari, Read More

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Provide jobs through mining, presidential hopeful tells FG

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi A former governorship candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in Bauchi, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Danchina, has advocated for the diversification of Nigeria’s economy through mining and farming activities in order to arrest the army of the unemployed youth roaming the streets in the country. He made the call yesterday in an interview with Read More

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Ngige commends NDE job creation drive

November 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by Moses John Minister of Labour and Employment and Chairman of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Senator Chris Ngige, has commended the NDE for its recent efforts at tackling the scourge of mass unemployment in Nigeria. He spoke during the activities marking the NDE Special Day at the just concluded Lagos International Trade Fair held at the Tafawa Read More

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NGO empowers 6,465

November 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Bello Habib Kaduna A charity organisation, Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation, has trained and empowered 6,465 youths and women in various skills, coordinator of the Foundation, Hajiya Adama Shehu Aliyu, disclosed in Zaria during a one day seminar last weekend. She explained that the beneficiaries were trained in soap making, shoemaking, tailoring, and computer among others in order to Read More

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Ensuring meaningful youth engagement

November 4, 2017 Administrator 0

Ene Osang Nigeria, with an estimated population of 170 million people is often categorised among poor nations, irrespective of the enormous natural and human resources it is endowed with. This, has been blamed on corruption, under-utilisation of resources, over dependence on petroleum and lack of zeal or creativity among the youths. Series of economic policies have been introduced over the Read More

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Wamakko to assist farmers with 4000 water pumps, others

October 25, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sidi A. Umar   Sokoto   Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has concluded arrangements to assist dry season farmers with 2000 water pumps, 2000 tube wells and 2000 bags of assorted fertilisers. A statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani, yesterday, said the gesture would help improve the output of the farmers and boost food Read More