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THE Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. William Alo, has said that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is a dependable partner of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment. Alo stated this when the ILO Country Director, Dr. Dennis Zulu and his team in, paid him a courtesy visit at the Ministry in Abuja. He said: The ILO and the Ministry have had a long, robust and smooth relationship spanning a period of 60 years. The Ministry has benefitted from...
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President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has been enjoined to sign the N30,000 monthly National Minimum Wage Bill into Law to put smile on the faces of millions of Nigerian Workers. In a Press Statement issued in Lagos yesterday, organised Labour under the aegis of the Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Negotiating Council (JNPSNC The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), Trade Union Side stated that since the House of Representatives and the Senate had approved N30,000 ...
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The President of PENGASSAN, Comrade Olabode Johnson, and other members of its National Executive Council (NEC) during their meeting in Lagos recently. TO avoid imminent industrial crisis in the oil and gas sector, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has advised the Federal Government to call to order all international and indigenous oil companies over their anti-Labour practices and workers enslavement. Already, PENGASSAN has vowed to confront all indu...
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Dr. Nasiru Ladan The Director General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr. Nasiru Ladan Mohammed has hinted that the Directorate has recruited and trained over 96,000 unemployed youths, including women in various vocational skills in the last one year. Dr. Nasiru, who was speaking at the NDE special day at the 2019 edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair in Kaduna, urged unskilled and unemployed persons to take advantage of the numerous opportunities available through th...
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Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been downgraded to 2.3 per cent for 2018, down from 2.5 per cent in 2017, according to the April 2019 issue of Africas Pulse, the World Banks bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies released last week. Economic growth remains below population growth for the fourth consecutive year and although, regional growth is expected to rebound to 2.8 per cent in 2019, it will have remained below 3 per cent since 2015. This issue of Africas Pulse also looks a...
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From left, AIG Zone 2, AIG Shehu Lawal, DIG, Logistic and Supply, Nigeria Police Force, Taiwo Lakanu, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, AIG Maritime, Abdul Dahiru Danwawu and Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mu'azu Zubairu, during IGP visit to Lagos Command to address officers of the command at Ikeja Police College on Monday, April 15, 2019. Photo: Sylvester Okoruwa The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has decried the incessant killing of innocent persons i...
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From left, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Adebisi Shonubi, presenting the award of Telco Partner of the Year to the Senior Manager, Customer and Channel Management, Chioma Nwahiri and Segment Manager, MTN, Obed Esejowho, both of MTN Nigeria at the 2019 Electronic Payments Incentive Scheme (EPIS) Efficiency Awards held in Lagos, recently Itex Integrated Services Ltd, a Pan African Financial Technology company that provides innovative solutions for commerce and payment accepta...
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As the urgency to take bold climate action grows, new analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that scaling-up renewable energy combined with electrification could deliver more than three quarters of the energy-related emission reductions needed to meet global climate goals. According to the latest edition of IRENAs Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050, pathways to meet 86 per cent of global power demand with renewable energy exist. Electricity would cove...
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Professor Olubukola Adedeji Professor Olubukola Adedeji, Professor of Botany, has stated that plant classification and grouping by taxonomic evidences can be harnessed from several disciplines of botany, to make taxonomic deductions, giving rise to data that could be useful for application in pharmacy, medicine, and agriculture. Professor Adedeji, the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife made this known while delivering the 335th Inaugural Lecture of the un...
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Living green or being more aware about ways to actively participate in keeping our environment clean and sustainable for the future generation is a serious movement in which one can revolutionise the way we live in and act towards the environment. There is a growing need to drive conversations and interest in environmental conservation. The recognition of its impact on tourism cannot be understated as evidenced by the growing trends across the world. Travellers are consistently seeking acc...
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Miners at work The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) has called for harmonisation of policies and laws to protect communities living in mining sites. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the General Secretary, Komlan Messie, made this call at the opening of the Civil Society Workshop on Mining and Mining Development Act in Abuja. According to him, the ECOWAS Mineral Development Policy (EMDP) recognises the need for strategic shifts in the role of mining in the transformatio...
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