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COVID-19: Ayade declares automatic employment for 8000 youths in Cross River

COVID-19: Ayade declares automatic employment for 8000 youths in Cross River

…We will pay them 30,000 naira monthly …distributes stimulus package to vulnerables By Ike Uchechukwu,Calabar Cross River state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade on Wednesday declared that automatic employment be given to 8000 youths between the ages of 18 to 35 years in the state starting from Tuesday next week. Ayade made the declaration at CROSPIL […]

Favouritism in employment, one of the challenges confronting organisations – Incafaith

Favouritism in employment, one of the challenges confronting organisations – Incafaith

By Naomi Uzor A consults company has disclosed that some of the several challenges confronting organisations taking up staffing task themselves in Nigeria is shortage of skills, loss of manpower, and favoritism in employment process amongst others. Chief Executive Officer, Incafaith consults, Prince Ayo-Akanbi Kolawole, said the challenges of many employers today is finding highly […]

‘Nigerian graduates need more than book knowledge for gainful employment’

‘Nigerian graduates need more than book knowledge for gainful employment’

A Personal Development and Leadership Coach, Mrs Olusayo Adeleye, says Nigerian graduates need more than book knowledge, to be gainfully employed in the 21st Century. Adeleye, the Executive Director of Support Toward Advancement, Networking and Development (STAND) Foundation, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Tuesday. […]

 Unemployment rate falls as Canada adds more jobs than expected

 Unemployment rate falls as Canada adds more jobs than expected

Canada added 34,500 jobs in January, more than twice the number markets were expecting, and the unemployment rate dipped to a near record-low 5.5%, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a gain of 15,000 positions and for the jobless rate to stay at 5.6%. All the gains were in […]

Ngige seeks international cooperation to eradicate child labour

Ngige seeks international cooperation to eradicate child labour

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment has called for international cooperation to eradicate child labour in Nigeria. Ngige made the call in a statement signed by Mr Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the ministry on Tuesday in Abuja. He said this at a high-level bilateral meeting of the ongoing conference, […]

Employment: ITF to host national skills summit

Employment: ITF to host national skills summit

In line with the federal government’s policy on youths empowerment with technical skills for sustainable economic growth, the Industrial Training Fund, ITF is holding a maiden national summit to serve as a platform to develop employable skills for job creation.

Enugu State lifts embargo on employment

Enugu State lifts embargo on employment

The Enugu State Government has lifted embargo on employment into the state Civil Service. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Enugu. Aroh said the State Civil Service Commission […]

NDE empowers 50 women in Kebbi

NDE empowers 50 women in Kebbi

The National Directorate for Employment (NDE) in Kebbi has empowered over 50 women with N500,000 loan to boost their businesses and become self-reliant.

FULL TEXT: President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year’s message to Nigerians

FULL TEXT: President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year’s message to Nigerians

My Dear Compatriots, Today marks a new decade. It is a time of hope, optimism and fresh possibilities. We look forward as a nation to the 2020s as the opportunity to build on the foundations we have laid together on security, diversification of our economy and taking on the curse of corruption. These are the […]

Sen. Tinubu urges graduates to acquire right skills for employment

Sen. Tinubu urges graduates to acquire right skills for employment

Senator Oluremi Tinubu on Saturday urged graduates to acquire the right skills and competencies required to enhance their employability in the labour market. Tinubu gave the advice in Lagos while speaking at the orientation programme for interns under the Work Experience Programme (WEP) she organised for graduates in her Lagos Central constituency. The News Agency […]

First Bank urges private sectors to partner varsities to produce employable graduates

First Bank urges private sectors to partner varsities to produce employable graduates

By Adeola Badru – Ibadan In a bid to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Dr Adesola Adeduntan has urged stakeholders in the private sector to partner universities in Nigeria to produce the type of graduates the country needed for economic growth and […]

Buhari committed to creating jobs for youths, women ― NDE

Buhari committed to creating jobs for youths, women ― NDE

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Nasarawa State says that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is committed to creating mass employment for Nigerians, especially women and youths. This, he said, would be achieved through various skills acquisition and other programmes initiated by the government towards empowering youths with relevant skills, to enable them to become […]

How Nigeria, others can tackle employment crisis – ILO DG

How Nigeria, others can tackle employment crisis – ILO DG

THE Director General, DG, of International Labour Organisation,    Guy Ryder , was in Nigeria for the Global Youth Employment Forum. During the visit, the DG had an interaction with a cross section of journalists    on challenges of unemployment among others