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11 May 2010
FOR Nigeria to be among the best 20 best economies of the world in 2020 as envisaged, there is the need for a rapid paradigm shift from a consuming to a producing nation.The state co-ordinator of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Ogun State, Mr. Adebowale Ologbenla, made the observation while speaking to beneficiaries of…
11 May 2010
THE United Kingdom Foreign Common Office, weekend, intensified efforts at training and empowering indigent groups and organisations within the Niger Delta states of Bayelsa, Rivers and Akwa Ibom towards adopting the development initiatives mapped out by the British government to assit the local communities in the region.Already, the British government through the UK based advocacy…
11 May 2010
THE Federal Government has approved the promotion of 896 workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), who qualified for promotion in 2009. They are billed to be promoted before the end of this month.The affected officers from level 02 to 17 will be promoted after passing the interview to be conducted by the…
11 May 2010
THE monitoring process of the Ondo State Youth Empowerment Programme, which was started last year with disbursement of several millions of naira and distribution of hundreds of different vocational equipment, would begin this week, Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Yekinni Olanipekun has disclosed.About five hundred youths, drawn from the 18 local councils of the…
11 May 2010
FIDELITY Bank Plc has announced the appointment of two experienced technocrats, Mr. Stanley Lawson and Alhaji Bashari Mohammed Gumel to join its board as independent directors.Independent Directors are board members whose appointments are based not necessarily on the volume of their shareholding but on the value that they bring to corporate governance as a result…
11 May 2010
OIL workers in the country have expressed deep condolence on the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua, who died on Wednesday and prayed that God will grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.They congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan for taking over the mantle of leadership in full capacity and cautioned him to beware of sycophants…
11 May 2010
EVEN in the midst of trying out solutions to curb the ravaging global economic crunch, such search must be ones that encourage creation of jobs and consider the interests of global working people, the Secretary General of Public Service International (PSI), Mr. Peter Waldoff has said.The PSI scribe who disclosed this in Abuja at the…
11 May 2010
AMID growing concerns over the impact of the economic downturn, the International Labour Office (ILO) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned in a new study that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are slowing down and therefore called for a "re-energised" global campaign to end the practice.In its quadrennial Global…
5 May 2010
AS part of their desire to boost entrepreneurial activities in Nigerian university system, the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) and the National Universities Commission (NUC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop an entrepreneurship education curriculum in Nigerian universities aimed at cultivating a durable culture of entrepreneurship in higher institutions of learning…
5 May 2010
THE Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources has announced the appointment of Mr. Andrew Wada Obaje as substantive Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) with effect from April 26, 2010. He takes over from Mr. Godwin Billy Agha, who has been redeployed to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as Group Executive Director, Engineering…
5 May 2010
NIGERIAN Accounting Standards Board (NASB) has declared that the body would soon make a definite pronouncement on the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Nigeria. Addressing a delegation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) led by its president, Mrs. Elizabeth Adegite, during a visit to the Board in Lagos, the…
5 May 2010
ERSTWHILE President of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and current Deputy National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Onikolease Irabor, has joined the growing number of labour leaders angling for political offices. Specifically, Irabor is eyeing Edo Central Senatorial seat in the 2011 general elections on the ticket of the Action Congress.…

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