Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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    ‘774,000 jobs belong to the unemployed!’ — reactions to Keyamo’s exchange with lawmakers

‘774,000 jobs belong to the unemployed!’ — reactions to Keyamo’s exchange with lawmakers

Some Nigerians have taken to social media to react after Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, engaged in a shouting match with members of the national assembly over the planned recruitment of 774,000 people by the federal government. On Monday, the minister inaugurated committees made up of 20 people from each state, which would be in charge of [...]

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    Why did NBS stop telling us how many Nigerians are jobless?

Why did NBS stop telling us how many Nigerians are jobless?

Did you know 20 million Americans lost their jobs in April 2020 alone? Have you read that 33 million Americans have now lost their jobs since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country with full force only about seven weeks ago? Did you hear that the US is currently recording the worst job losses since the great depression of 1930? Let us [...]

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    Can Buhari save the jobs?

Can Buhari save the jobs?

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    PDP rep introduces bill on automatic employment for graduates after NYSC

PDP rep introduces bill on automatic employment for graduates after NYSC

Eta Mbora, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member of the house of representatives, has introduced a bill seeking to provide automatic employment for graduates after their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. The legislation seeks to amend the NYSC act to enable the military, paramilitary agencies and other special services recruit willing graduates immediately after they have completed the one-year youth [...]

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    Over 15m Nigerians are jobless, says Ngige

Over 15m Nigerians are jobless, says Ngige

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says about 15 million Nigerians are currently looking for white collar jobs. According to PUNCH, Ngige said this while addressing journalists in Enugu state on Monday. He also said although the federal government has introduced various measures to tackle unemployment. He said measures like the N-Power scheme for university graduates are ad hoc procedures towards tackling [...]

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    Barber, tailor, shoe maker… foreigners banned from 10 types of jobs in Cambodia

Barber, tailor, shoe maker… foreigners banned from 10 types of jobs in Cambodia

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    Six ways to travel the world and get paid for it

Six ways to travel the world and get paid for it

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    Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says job creation is what he does best. The 71-year-old former vice-president said this ahead of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) release of labour statistics, expected Thursday, October 18 and Monday, November 6, 2018. "The most effective way to fight crime is to provide opportunity to create wealth, because poverty [...]

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    133,324 applicants jostle for 6,000 police slots

133,324 applicants jostle for 6,000 police slots

Not less than 133,324 candidates have been shortlisted to fill the 6,000 constable positions at the Nigeria police force. The Police Service Commission (PSC) said on Thursday that screening of the applicants will begin on Monday, May 7 at the various state police commands and the federal capital territory. According to the statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, Kaduna state has [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Have 3m Nigerians lost their jobs under Buhari like Atiku claims?

FACT CHECK: Have 3m Nigerians lost their jobs under Buhari like Atiku claims?

On Sunday, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar finally announced he is returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but not without dealing yet another blow to the All Progressives Congress (APC). After earlier accusing the ruling party of failing Nigerians and running a draconian regime, this time Atiku’s grouse was with the party’s “failure” to create job for Nigerians. In a video he [...]

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    Buhari has created 7m jobs, says Ngige

Buhari has created 7m jobs, says Ngige

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says President Muhammadu Buhari has created seven million jobs since coming to office in 2015. Ngige said this while speaking with journalists after meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja. The minister explained that Nigerians quantified jobs in terms of "white collar jobs" but do not want to look at the "blue collar [...]

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    US economy adds 209,000 jobs in one month

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in one month

Those hoping that the US dollar would be thrown a lifeline may be in luck, following the news that the United States added another 209,000 jobs to its economy in July. This is an overall positive employment report and highlights the underlying strength of the US labor market. Figures exceeded expectations, with earlier projections sitting at 183,000 and wage growth, with [...]

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    Ajaokuta steel plant ‘to provide 500,000 jobs’ when operational

Ajaokuta steel plant ‘to provide 500,000 jobs’ when operational

The federal government says the first phase of Ajaokuta steel company will provide 500,000 upstream and downstream employment when it becomes operational. Isah Onobere, the sole administrator of the company, made this known on Friday. Onobere said that the first phase of the plant would also provide direct employment for 10,000 technical staff when inaugurated. He also said the first phase had been [...]

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    Lai: I’m tired of saying tourism can create thousands of jobs

Lai: I’m tired of saying tourism can create thousands of jobs

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says he is tired of saying tourism can create thousands of jobs in Nigeria because he wants a realisation of the nation’s potential in the sector. In a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, his media aide, on Tuesday, the minister pledged to leave a legacy of turning Nigeria's rich tourism potential to a tourism [...]

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    Open letter to President Buhari: Save our jobs and future

Open letter to President Buhari: Save our jobs and future

BY CHIBUZOR WIGWE  I appeal to President Buhari and all caring people of Nigeria to intervene to save the 4,500 jobs that are at risk at the Ogun Guangdong free trade zone. Our employer and zone manager — Zhongfu International Investments FZE, are in the process of being chased out of Nigeria after investing over USD 50 million of their money in developing the [...]

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    Don’t pay N97,000 to ‘scammers’ offering EFCC jobs

Don’t pay N97,000 to ‘scammers’ offering EFCC jobs

Unsuspecting job-seeking Nigerians are being defrauded by "scammers", according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). According to information made available by the EFCC, fraudulent individuals are taking advantage of the ongoing recruitment exercise of the anti-graft agency. The EFCC said applicants have been instructed to pay "N49,000 as processing fee and N48, 000 for accommodation and transportation." "It has come to [...]

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