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28 Jan 2015
THE Group Managing Director and Executive Chairman of Chemstar Paints Industry (Nig.) Limited, manufacturers of Finecoat and Shield Paint products, Aderemi Emmanuel Awode, has described its workers as greatest assets of the company.    According to him, such assets should be well motivated and rewarded in order for them to put in their optimal best…
28 Jan 2015
DECENT Work, Labour and Skills Development Services (DWLSDS) has concluded plans to stage its first yearly lecture with the theme: “Developing Graduate and Workers Skills, for Empowerment and Unemployment Reduction in Nigeria”.   Scheduled for January 31st, 2015, the event will feature the opening ceremony of the Decent Work and Skills Development Institute.   The…
Ryder
26 Jan 2015
UNEMPLOYMENT has undoubtedly become one of the most formidable challenges confronting modern societies. The emergence of capitalism, sophistication in consumption, urbanisation, access to education and improved quality of health care in most parts of the world has translated to longer lifespan and increased continue search for education also help to explain the rise in the…
26 Jan 2015
THE global economic system is not working for six billion inhabitants of the world, hence, seek for a new all-inclusive economic paradigm, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has said.    In its message to the just-concluded World Economic Forum in Davos, ITUC insisted that working people and their families need a new business model…
Namadi-Sambo
26 Jan 2015
DESPITE criticisms in some quarters, the public service reforms put in place by the present administration has touched  every aspect of the nation’s public life, Vice—President Namadi Sambo has said. The Vice-President reiterated the position in Abuja  while  addressing a one day retreat on  a national strategy for public service reforms for the country. Sambo…
AYUBA
26 Jan 2015
The Treasurer of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba speaks to COLLINS OLAYINKA of our Abuja Bureau on why labour movement should set agenda for national development, how labour will achieve implementation of minimum wage and defend Nigerian workers interests. Excerpts: AS the Treasurer of the NLC would you say that Congress is ready…
26 Jan 2015
• Unemployed, aged to get social safety net THE Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) is now saddled with the responsibility of providing social security to the aged and unemployed in addition to the implementation of Employee Compensation scheme.    The new amendment, which was passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly on…
26 Jan 2015
THE industrial action embarked upon by the judiciary has delayed the refund of deposits by subscribers for the mass housing project by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Kriston-Lally, the Managing Director of the firm, Mustapha Madawaki, has disclosed.    Madawaki said in Abuja at the weekend that the process of refunding would commence as…
transformative-leaders-wanted
26 Jan 2015
Introduction  Next month Nigeria decides. Nigerian people must decide the fate of their nation. That also means the fate of existing generations, as well as those unborn. Few decisions can compare to the weight of this decision. The import of this decision on the nation is overwhelming. Such is the weight that rests upon each…
ATTITUDE
26 Jan 2015
“Your attitude is like a price tag, it shows how valuable you are.” – Unknown EMPLOYERS are looking to hire candidates with the right attitude that would add value and contribute to achieving their goals and create the kind of culture that would make them a great company. Candidates can be trained to acquire skills;…
NECA-DG-OSHINOWO
21 Jan 2015
THE Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has described the downward review of petroleum price from N97 per litre to N87 per litre by the Federal Government as a “right action within a wrong policy framework”.   In a statement made available to The Guardian on Monday, the Director General of NECA, Olusegun Oshinowo said by…
Jedy-Agba
21 Jan 2015
NIGERIA and Finland have signed an accord aimed at minimizing the incidences of human trafficking between the two countries.    Speaking at the signing ceremony in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), Beatrice Jedy-Agba said the fight against the practice could only be won if…

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Africa Prudential Plc, a leading business solutions, and investor services firm in Nigeria, announced, yesterday, that it has been recognised as the Most Outstanding Company in the Cooperative Industry at the 4th National Cooperative Awards, Symposium and Exhibition, organised by the Cooperative Rating and Award Society of Nigeria (CRASoN). The award recognises the company that…
15 mins ago
Continued from Yesterday One recent event would demonstrate the main reason why State Governors seek to dominate and control local governments. This is the suit instituted by the Governors through the Governors’ Forum and the Attorneys-General of the States against the guidelines issued by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) on cash withdrawal from local…
25 mins ago
ASUU cannot but be in my mind. No matter how I try to give attention to something else, the issue of Nigeria’s most indefatigable, most patriotic, most absorbing Union keeps on cropping up in my cultured and frank and truthful consciousness akin to ASUU’s courageous and rugged consciousness. Before anyone misjudges my ASUU consciousness, let…
44 mins ago
No fewer than 5,235, out of estimated two million, women living with obstetric fistula worldwide, have been treated by Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, in Jahun General Hospital, Jigawa State, in the last 14 years. Disclosing this, yesterday, in Dutse, MSF called for concerted efforts to help reintegrate affected women…
50 mins ago
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has unveiled the plan to construct new flyovers and roads in Maiduguri to ease commuting in the metropolis. The project comprises the construction of two flyovers at Borno Express junction and Westend Roundabout as well as dual carriageway from Shehu’s roundabout to Songhai. Zulum disclosed this, yesterday, in Maiduguri,…