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Dangers of youth unemployment

Dangers of youth unemployment

Recent prosecution and conviction of 33 youth members involved in cybercrimes, coupled with grave statistics of youth unemployment in the country point emphatically to the dangers, unless the concerned authorities purge themselves of the lethargy that has been their bane [...]

September 18, 2021 Employment
Buhari urges striking doctors to return to work

Buhari urges striking doctors to return to work

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday has called on health workers to return to their duty posts. He also urged others contemplating strikes to opt for settlement of issues by negotiation, no matter how long it takes. The president made the appeal [...]

September 11, 2021 Employment
South Africa’s unemployment rate is now highest in the world

South Africa’s unemployment rate is now highest in the world

South Africa’s unemployment rate surged to the highest on a global list of 82 countries monitored by Bloomberg. The jobless rate rose to 34.4% in the second quarter from 32.6% in the three months through March, Statistics South Africa said [...]

August 25, 2021 Employment
Traffic robbery and youth unemployment

Traffic robbery and youth unemployment

For many residents of Lagos, traffic robbery is so common that news of it hardly seizes attention. This is a pity, for the real and potential victims; a shame on the three levels of government that are constitutionally required to [...]

August 21, 2021 Employment, Security, Societal issues
Women make only 6.8% of Nigeria’s extractive sector workforce

Women make 6.8% of Nigeria’s extractive sector

Women make up a measly 6.8 per cent of Nigeria’s extractive industry, leaving the sector overwhelmingly in the hands of men, a report by a government watchdog says. The figure is a blow to the country’s effort to improve gender [...]

August 4, 2021 Employment
FG to pay outstanding pension liabilities for retirees

FG to pay outstanding pension liabilities for retirees

The Federal Government has approved the payment of some critical aspects of the outstanding pension liabilities of its retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme. The beneficiaries are retirees of treasury-funded Federal Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), whose names were submitted [...]

July 2, 2021 Employment
Minister: Nigeria high unemployment figure ‘indefensible’

Minister: Nigeria high unemployment figure ‘indefensible’

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has said that Nigeria’s 33 per cent unemployment figure is indefensible and that the situation has been compounded by the COVID-19 scourge. He said the government-run special public works that targets paying [...]

June 25, 2021 Employment
simple mistakes can sabotage your job search

6 simple mistakes that can sabotage your job search

A seasoned career recruiter who has interviewed close to 10,000 job candidates shares the most common mistakes that trip up job seekers. There are no shortage of tips on how to have a successful job search. But when you fail [...]

June 17, 2021 Employment
NDDC

NDDC To Train Unemployed Youths At Innoson Motors

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says all is now set for the training of indigent Niger Delta youths on technical skills at Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company. This is contained in a statement issued by the commission’s Director of Corporate [...]

February 22, 2021 Employment
Ondo Nurses Protest Two Months’ Salary Arrears

Ondo Nurses Protest Two Months’ Salary Arrears, Accuse NANNM Leadership Of Cover-up

Members of the Ondo State Chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) have kicked against the refusal of the state government to pay their salary two months’ arrears. The nurses alleged that the state government had [...]

February 9, 2021 Employment
Nigerian Civil War Veterans Protest Against Nonpayment of 20 Months

Nigerian Civil War Veterans Protest Against Nonpayment of 20 Months Arrears, Other Allowances

Retired soldiers who fought in the Nigerian Civil War on Wednesday gathered in front of the Federal Ministry of Finance building in Abuja to protest against the nonpayment of the minimum wage arrears of their pension by the Nigerian government [...]

January 13, 2021 Employment
270 Indian Workers

270 Indian Workers At Dangote Company Depart Nigeria

At least 270 Indian citizens are on their way home from Nigeria, The PUNCH reports. This is not unconnected to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It was gathered that the aircraft conveying the nationals departed the Murtala Muhammed International [...]

June 5, 2020 Employment
Power Mech Staff

Power Mech Staff At Dangote Refinery Complain Of Work Despite Lockdown

Power Mech Staff Complain Of Being Forced To Work Despite Lockdown Staff of Power Mech company working on the Dangote Refinery have complained to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi of the actions of their employers. They claim that [...]

May 2, 2020 Employment
New Minumum wage

New Minumum wage: Labour gives details of meeting with FG Dr. Ayuba Wabba, has described as mere speculation, reports of agreement to a 20 per cent and 13.5 per cent consequential adjustments for workers on Grade Levels 7-14 and 15-17 respectively.

New Minumum wage: The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Dr. Ayuba Wabba, has described as mere speculation, reports of agreement to a 20 per cent and 13.5 per cent consequential adjustments for workers on Grade Levels 7-14 and 15-17 respectively. [...]

October 17, 2019 Employment
FG Yet To Reconstitute Minimum Wage Team

FG Yet To Reconstitute Minimum Wage Team

Despite the threat by the organised labour that it could not guarantee industrial peace if the Federal Government failed to meet its demand on the implementation of the new minimum wage by the close of work on October 16, 2019, [...]

October 7, 2019 Employment
New National Minimum wage from September 1

Kaduna Government To Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage From September 1

The Kaduna State government has announced that it will commence the implementation of the New National Minimum wage from September 1, 2019. The Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, disclosed this to Channels Television [...]

August 27, 2019 Employment
Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, on Monday in Osogbo said he would pay all the salary arrears owed workers by the immediate past administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola

Workers To Get Arrears Of Unpaid Salaries Owed By Aregbesola’s Govt ― Oyetola

Osun State governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, on Monday in Osogbo said he would pay all the salary arrears owed workers by the immediate past administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Igbere TV reports. He made this disclosure when civil servants hosted [...]

July 9, 2019 Employment
Rivers State University Job Vacancies 2019

Rivers State University Job Vacancies 2019 (Full List)

Rivers State University Job Vacancies 2019 Rivers state University has advertised massive job vacancies for qualified candidates into the academic and non-academic cadre of the University’s workforce. Applications are invited for the position below: Job Title: Graduate AssistantLocation: Port Harcourt, [...]

June 16, 2019 Employment
South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities

South West Pensioners To Sue Governors Over Non-payment Of Gratuities

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, South West Zone has vowed to sue state governors in the country over non-payment of gratuities. NUP said the gratuity was for their members across the country from 2008 till date. Ayo Kumapayi and Olusegun [...]

May 24, 2019 Employment
Ngige

Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate To Reach 33.5% By 2020 – Ngige

Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment who spoke yesterday at the opening of a two-day workshop on Breaking the Resilience of High Unemployment Rate in the Country in Abuja, revealed that Nigeria’s unemployment rate is expected to reach [...]

May 3, 2019 Employment
Yahaya Bello

Kogi Workers To Governor Yahaya Bello: Clear Unpaid Salaries Or Forget 2nd Term

The second term ambition of Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State has been threatened by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). Mr Bello who was sworn in as the state governor in 2016 has the work-force body to battle with [...]

May 2, 2019 Employment
FG Declares May 1 Public Holiday For Workers’ Day

FG Declares May 1 Public Holiday For Workers’ Day

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, May 1 public holiday to celebrate the 2019 Workers’ Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers on their [...]

April 30, 2019 Employment
Enugu Govt Approves Recruitment Of Additional 1,500 Teachers

Enugu Govt Approves Recruitment Of Additional 1,500 Teachers

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved and directed the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB) to recruit additional 1,500 primary school teachers to enhance basic education in the state. The administration also approved the [...]

April 20, 2019 Employment
91,000 Apply For Customs Jobs Within 24 Hours

91,000 Apply For Customs Jobs Within 24 Hours

The portal of the Nigeria Customs Service opened yesterday for the recruitment of 3,200 officers, however it has been gathered that 91,000 applied for Customs jobs within 24 hours. One of the officers in charge of the recruitment portal at [...]

April 18, 2019 Employment
Okonjo-Iweala

Okonjo-Iweala declares:‘I’m ready to be World Bank President!’

Nigeria’s former Finance Minister and ex Vice President of the World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says she’s ready to assume the number one position of the Bretton Woods institution. Mr. Jim Yong Kim, who was reappointed World Bank President for a [...]

January 25, 2019 Employment
minimum wage

Minimum wage not enough to live on —NLC president

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, has lamented that minimum wage can barely provide basic necessities of life for workers in many parts of the world, noting that one per cent of the world population now controls half [...]

January 23, 2019 Employment, General

Minimum wage: FG to send proposal to NEC Thursday

The Federal Government is set to present the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage proposal to the National Economic Council on Thursday (tomorrow) for further consultations. This was the key resolution of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which [...]

January 16, 2019 Employment
FG to release N4bn

FG to release N4bn for professors, Perm Secs’ pensions

The Federal Government is set to release N4bn to kick-start the payment of full salaries as minimum pensions for some categories of retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme as mandated by the Pension Reform Act 2014, NIKE POPOOLA writes Some [...]

December 24, 2018 Employment

New minimum wage: Oshiomhole declares stand on N30,000, reveals what Buhari will do

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has thrown his weight behind the clamour for a new minimum wage. Oshiomhole stated that the refusal to pay new wage will amount to creating poverty for Nigerians. He [...]

December 19, 2018 Employment

Workers to shutdown NASS on Monday

Workers of the National Assembly are to commence a four-day warning strike on Monday in continuation of their protest to demand better welfare. The workers on the platform of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), National Assembly chapter, took the [...]

December 16, 2018 Employment