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Why jobs remain scarce – Employers

It was a meeting of minds in Lagos last week, when the organized private sector under the auspices of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association ( NECA) hosted the finance minister, Mr. Olusegun Aganga. The meeting was different from the usual reading of addresses. For the private sector, it was time to present a case to the government on the challenges to their businesses and why white collar jobs will continue to elude thousands of able and qualified Nigerians.

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Sad tale of Nigerian bank workers

Stanbic IBTC was reported to have expressed support for any legislation that would enforce the human rights and dignity of all Nigerians irrespective of their gender, but observed that there are various factors that could influence an individual’s decision to engage in illegal and immoral acts which could include but not limited to prostitution at the work place.

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From MTNF, a lifeline for children with congential ailment

PLAGUED by a congenital defect and shackled by sub-optimal investment in health infrastructure in the country, many of their ilk, as well as their loved ones are condemned to a miserable life. Stunted growth, shortness of breath, build up of blood and fluid in the lungs, legs, ankles and feet are the usual trademarks. Some of them hardly know life as other children know it. Welcome to the hurting world of children living with a hole in the heart.

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With road construction contractors, it’s mere sighs, hisses as NDDC comes calling

The nine states that make up the interventionist constituency of the Niger Delta Development Commission has since last month been taking turns to play host to top officials of the Commission on projects inspection tours of these states. Recently, it was the turn of Imo State that prides itself as the Eastern Heartland. But after a tour that took the NDDC delegation round some project sites, the unequivocal verdict was: Poor job all the way.

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When cry for justice is drowned by sounds of torture

Instructively, United Nations Declaration against Torture, recognises it as “any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person, information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity”.

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