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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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    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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    Don’t rely on us for jobs, FG tells unemployed graduates

Don’t rely on us for jobs, FG tells unemployed graduates

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, has asked unemployed graduates to invest their time in creative jobs. According to Charles Akpan, a spokesman of the ministry, Ngige said this in Benin, Edo state, during a townhall meeting on popularisation of blue/green collar jobs among graduates of tertiary institutions, on Monday. Represented by Martina Nwordu, director of special duties and projects department [...]

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    Senate asks FG to declare state of emergency on unemployment

Senate asks FG to declare state of emergency on unemployment

The senate has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency on unemployment in the country. The upper legislative chamber also asked the ministries of finance, national budget and planning to put in place a programme that will productively engage the minds of young Nigerians. These resolutions followed a motion sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, senator representing Enugu west. Moving the motion [...]

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    ICYMI: Politicians responsible for unemployment in Nigeria, says Akiolu

ICYMI: Politicians responsible for unemployment in Nigeria, says Akiolu

Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, says politicians are the cause of unemployment in the country. Akiolu spoke on Saturday during the convocation ceremony of Edo University, Iyamho in Etsako west local government area of the state. He described the rate of unemployment as "worrisome", saying politicians keep the youth in their pockets by enticing them with money instead of providing them with [...]

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    Sadiya Farouq: Over 40m Nigerians are unemployed

Sadiya Farouq: Over 40m Nigerians are unemployed

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says over 40 million Nigerians are unemployed. Farouq spoke when she appeared before the house committee on women affairs and social development to defend the ministry's 2020 budget proposal. She listed the agencies under the ministry's supervision as the National Commission for Refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (NCR), the [...]

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    Unemployment increasing under Buhari, says CDD

Unemployment increasing under Buhari, says CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says Nigeria’s unemployment rate has been increasing since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in 2015. The group said this in a report that reviewed the main economic agenda of the Buhari administration. The report titled: "An assessment of the effectiveness of government policies and programmes on economic growth and development, 2016-2019", examined the effectiveness of [...]

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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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    Of child labour, unemployment and a future not guaranteed

Of child labour, unemployment and a future not guaranteed

BY TERINWA ADESIPO One thing has remained invariable, perhaps now a hallmark of human existence, it is that which many has dubbed social injustice. Despite this sad realism, it becomes really disheartening to know that this injustice will continue to be a part and parcel of humanity until the end of time. Better put, we must begin to accept the bitter [...]

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    Lagos adds 740,146 jobs in 12 months — highest in the country

Lagos adds 740,146 jobs in 12 months — highest in the country

A recently released report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown that 740,146 jobs were added between July 2017 and June 2018. According to the Q3 2018 Labor Force Statistics (unemployment & underemployment by state) rep released on Friday, Akwa Ibom reported the highest unemployment rate at 37.7%. As at December 2018, a total of 20.9 million Nigerians were reported [...]

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    Ezekwesili: My administration will lift 80 million people out of poverty

Ezekwesili: My administration will lift 80 million people out of poverty

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has assured Nigerians that she would address the increasing unemployment rate in the country if she emerges in 2019.  Ezekwesili gave the assurance while reacting to the Q4 2017 to Q3 2018 job report released by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday. According to the report, 20.9 million [...]

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    Atiku’s aide: Unemployed Nigerians now twice the population of Benin Republic

Atiku’s aide: Unemployed Nigerians now twice the population of Benin Republic

Paul Ibe, media adviser to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the latest job report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is catastrophic. The NBS released the job report for Q4 2017 to Q3 2018 on Wednesday, showing that the number of unemployed Nigerians rose from 17.6 million to 20.9 million in the review period. [...]

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    Buhari ‘covering up unemployment figures because of 2019 elections’

Buhari ‘covering up unemployment figures because of 2019 elections’

The Atiku Campaign Organisation has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deliberately covering up unemployment figures to protect his re-election bid.  In a statement on Thursday, the organisation accused the Buhari-led administration of deliberately not providing funds for the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to release the report which is long overdue. Yemi Kale, the statistician-general of the federation, had said the federal [...]

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    Director at Federal University, Otuoke accused of collecting money from job seekers

Director at Federal University, Otuoke accused of collecting money from job seekers

A director at the Federal University, Otuoke in Bayelsa state, has been accused of swindling some job seekers. More than 10 people allegedly paid N100,000 each to him in an effort to secure jobs in the institution. Sometime in 2015, a member of staff identified as Katsina Odu, had reportedly gone to town with information that there were vacancies in various departments [...]

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    Yemi Kale: FG has not released money for NBS to complete unemployment report

Yemi Kale: FG has not released money for NBS to complete unemployment report

Yemi Kale, the statistician-general of the federation, says the federal government has not released money for the National Bureau of Statistics to complete the unemployment report. Its been a year since the bureau released Nigeria's unemployment figures, which are usually released quarterly. The statistician-general and the NBS have been accused of hoarding the figures, in order not to damage the reputation of [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did Ogbeh lie about the collapse of Thailand’s rice mills?

FACT CHECK: Did Ogbeh lie about the collapse of Thailand’s rice mills?

On Friday, Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, claimed that Thailand has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of being responsible for the collapse of seven of its rice mills. The minister quoted the Thailand’s ambassador to Nigeria as saying that the federal government has "dealt" with his country. Ogbeh said this was because Nigeria's importation of rice has fallen by 95 percent. Consequently, he [...]

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