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16 Feb 2015
CISCO, leader in Information Technology has appointed Siyabonga Madyibi to the new position of Government Affairs Director for Africa.  This is Cisco’s first Government Affairs position for the continent.     In this new role Siyabonga, who has over 14 years’ experience in telecom policy, will lead Cisco’s government affairs and public policy strategy in…
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11 Feb 2015
  THERE are many diverse ways the government promotes workers interests beyond salary increments, the Minister of Labour and Productivity Turaki Tanimu has said.  Speaking at the on going 11th delegates’ conference in Abuja, the Minister submitted that the Jonathan administration has demonstrated its willingness to ensure workers have access to more disposable income by…
11 Feb 2015
TO equip them with the right tools to report as citizens during the forthcoming general elections, the federal government has commenced the training of young Nigerians in technology tools. The training was organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The training, according to organisers,…
11 Feb 2015
BARELY few weeks after obtaining ISO/ IEC 17025:2005 accreditations from the US government, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) again hit the international limelight on Tuesday, as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced the selection of   the agency’s food laboratory as Africa Regional Designated Centre (RDC) for Food…
11 Feb 2015
TOTAL Exploration and Production (TEPENG) has empowered at least 5,000 people in Egi community in Ogba/Egbema Local Government Area of Rivers State through its Small Medium Enterprises (SME) programme.   The Deputy Managing Director of the company Nicolas Brunet disclosed this recently during a press conference on promoting enterprises development in Egi community.   Represented…
11 Feb 2015
FIRST City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited, has partnered with House of Tara International to launch an economic empowerment initiative for women known as the Beauty Business On the Go (BBOG).     The initiative is aimed at empowering women to become entrepreneurs so as to enable them realise their aspirations through the solid platform provided by…
11 Feb 2015
THE Edo State chapters of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) said welfare of its members remain their priorities and would therefore vote for those candidates ready to improve the welfare of workers in the state, in the forthcoming general elections.     They stated this during a joint meeting with…
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9 Feb 2015
THE Trade Union Congress (TUC) has berated political parties for not including core labour issues in their manifestoes or as part of the major issues campaigns are centered around.     The President of TUC, Bobboi Kaigama, who stated this in Abuja at an interactive session with presidential candidates of major political parties, observed that no…
9 Feb 2015
THE Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has advised politicians and their followers in the country to allow the Abuja Peace     Accord that was brokered by the international community and signed by the presidential candidates of 14 political parties to work. Speaking at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting…
9 Feb 2015
THE Federal Government has approved and launched the operational guidelines for skills upgrading and vocational training centres across the country.    The Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity, Kabiru Turaki, who launched the guidelines in Abuja, noted that the operational guidelines was also a testimony to government’s strong commitment to the reduction of poverty and…
9 Feb 2015
THE Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Scheme (NSITF) plans to strengthen its treatment and rehabilitation of injured workers, it Managing Director, Umar Abubakar has said. Speaking when he paid a courtesy visit to the management of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) in Kaduna, Abubakar stressed that NSITF does not stop at paying compensation to injured works,…
9 Feb 2015
 THE Central Bank of Nigeria ((CBN) has approved the appointment of Thomas A. Etuh and Alhaji Aminu Babangida as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the of Unity Bank Plc respectively.   According to a statement from the bank, signed by the Unit Head, Internal Communications and Brand Management, Ms. Ogechi Umez-Eronini, the approval was contained…

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