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‘I knew the truth would come out’ – Eymael after being cleared of alleged racism
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‘I knew the truth would come out’ – Eymael after being cleared of alleged racism

The 62-year-old tactician says he knew he had done nothing wrong and will be cleared by the Ethics Committee Luc Eymael has communicated for the first time after the Safa Ethics Committee exonerated him from any wrongdoing following racism allegations. The former Black Leopards, Free State Stars, and Polokwane City coach was three days ago cleared after the Ethics committee chairperson Judge Sisi Khampepe, sitting with Judge Ronnie Pillay and attorney Candylee de Sousa did not find any evidence pinning him to making racist remarks. The Belgian tactician had been accused of allegedly calling Yanga SC fans “monkeys” and “dogs” after audio suggested he made those utterances circulated, leading to Safa to block the coach from securing employment in South Africa.
No Doctor or Health worker is being Owed Salary. Govt Pays when due – Chris Ngige says
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No Doctor or Health worker is being Owed Salary. Govt Pays when due – Chris Ngige says

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has denied reports that some doctors are being owed their salaries. Ngige disclosed this at the meeting of the presidential committee on salaries, with the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) in Abuja on Tuesday, September 7. Ngige said the clarification became necessary to address the position of the members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), who are currently on strike over alleged salary irregularities. “NARD goes about telling Nigerians that government is owing them salaries, and as well not taking the problems in the health sector seriously. But this is not true. It is incorrect,” he said. No doctor, nurse, pharmacist or any other health worker, including the driver, is owed monthly...
We’ll Pressurise Security Agents To Track Killers – Keyamo Condemns Killing Of Sowore’s Brother
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We’ll Pressurise Security Agents To Track Killers – Keyamo Condemns Killing Of Sowore’s Brother

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has commiserated with the family of human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, over the death of Olajide Felix Sowore, his younger brother, in Edo State. Keyamo, in his condolence message, said it was sad that a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal elements. He, however, said he and other compatriots would pressurise the law-enforcement agents to track down the killers and bring them to justice. His tribute reads, “I read with deep sadness the reports on the senseless killing of your younger brother, Mr Jide Sowore, a student of pharmacy at Igbinedion University, Okada, in Edo State, this morning. “It is quite sad and regrettable that such a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal element...
If you Don’t have a Job in the UK or US, you are either Proud or Lazy – Actor Williams Uchemba
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If you Don’t have a Job in the UK or US, you are either Proud or Lazy – Actor Williams Uchemba

Actor Williams Uchemba has stated that those without jobs in the UK or US are either proud or lazy. According to the actor, uneducated people who work as cleaners or factory workers earn as much as £1,400 pounds (N980k) after tax in the UK, and he also claimed some bankers in Nigeria don't earn that much. Admitting that other bills might take most of the money back, Uchemba however stated that such people should be grateful that they have food and a roof over their heads. He concluded by stating that a system that works will always provide employment for its citizens.
Nigerian Minister Threatens Doctors Over Strike, Warns His Children Who Are Doctors To Keep Working
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Nigerian Minister Threatens Doctors Over Strike, Warns His Children Who Are Doctors To Keep Working

Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, has threatened to invoke the “no work, no pay” rule as the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors bites harder in the country. Ngige, instead of resolving the contentious issues, said he had warned his children who are medical doctors to stay off the ongoing strike which he described as “nonsense”. The National Association of Resident Doctors is currently on strike based on the alleged failure of the Federal Government to honour an agreement reached with the association. Efforts to make the doctors back down on the strike did not yield meaningful results. But speaking on Channels Television’s interview on Friday, Ngige said he has a son and daughter who are practising doctors. The minister vowed to invoke...
Job racketeer arrested at EFCC headquarters’ gate
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Job racketeer arrested at EFCC headquarters’ gate

A suspected job racketeer identified as Umar Sale has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).   Sale was arrested after he arrived the headquarters of the commission located at Jabi, Abuja, to keep an appointment he had fixed with his victim.   The arrest was effected after the victim, Mohammed Goniri filed a complaint alleging that Sale had accosted him at the commission's entrance gate, demanding for the N50,000 to facilitate his employment with the EFCC.   He was asked to schedule a meeting the suspect to pay the money he requested. Spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren further stated that the commission is not recruiting.   Uwajuren said;   “Following this information, he was ...
The only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people – Bishop Oyedepo
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The only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people – Bishop Oyedepo

  The founder and senior pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Dr. David Oyedepo, says there is nothing remaining in Nigeria if you remove the investment of God’s people. Oyedepo said this while preaching in his church in Ota, Ogun state today June 20. Vanguard quotes him as saying; ''Remove the products of revival from Nigeria economy…, there is nothing remaining. The only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people. You know the other people are busy killing themselves. No plan, no purpose, no forward looking. Check all the employment of labour today in this country, authentic, not manipulated stuff. They are believers. Those are products of a revival. Unleashing financial fortune to advance His Kingdom....
Buhari approves appointment for dead NYSC members’ siblings
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Buhari approves appointment for dead NYSC members’ siblings

Appointment of 10 siblings of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who lost their lives during the 2011 post-election violence in Bauchi State into the federal civil service has been approved by President Buhari. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare disclosed this during the inauguration of the NYSC national governing board for a 3-year tenure on Tuesday June 15. He said;   “As a sign of the federal government’s unflinching commitment to the NYSC, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the automatic employment of 10 direct siblings of the diseased NYSC members who lost their lives during the 2011 post-election violence in Bauchi State." The Minister also called for establishment of the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund. Dare added; &...
I Support Twitter ban – Ned Nwoko
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I Support Twitter ban – Ned Nwoko

Billionaire Businessman and husband of actress Regina Daniels, Ned Nwoko has disclosed that he is in support of the Twitter ban in the country. Speaking at a June 12 lecture organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abuja Council, Nwoko stated that social media needs to be controlled and regulated in countries. He said; "On the current issue with Twitter in Nigeria, I wholeheartedly support the position of the Federal Government. “There should be a measure of control and regulation for social media in countries where they have a presence." The former lawmaker further added that social media platforms must pay taxes to governments and provide employment to some Nigerians.
Power is Yet to be Restored Despite NLC Calling Off its Strike – Kaduna Government
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Power is Yet to be Restored Despite NLC Calling Off its Strike – Kaduna Government

The Kaduna state government has said that power is yet to be restored in the state despite the suspension of strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). The NLC which embarked on a five-day industrial to protest the recent disengagement of civil servants by the state government, suspended the strike on Wednesday to honour a meeting called by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige to resolve the rift it has with the Kaduna State Government. However in a statement released by El-Rufai's spokesperson Muyiwa Adekeye, the Kaduna state government said it is " yet to see evidence that the NLC is backing off from its campaign of economic and social sabotage against the people of the State." The statement read; “Electric power is yet to be restored after it was shut down...
Bishop Oyedepo warns his members against taking COVID19 vaccine, advices them to take anointing oil instead
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Bishop Oyedepo warns his members against taking COVID19 vaccine, advices them to take anointing oil instead

Bishop David Oyedepo, the senior pastor of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), has advised his members not to take the COVID19 vaccine. The clergyman who has always expressed doubts about the COVID19 pandemic, said this during the 40th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State on Sunday, May 9. Speaking to his members, Oyedepo said “Let me warn you against this deadly thing circulated round the country, because it has not been duly tested. An elder of this church, who works with the World Health Organisation, confirmed this, thanking me for always speaking the truth about the authenticity of the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said. He said vaccinators went to churches to get people vaccinated, adding that it is an “insult,” and...
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige Blames Past Government for Strikes in Nigeria
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Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige Blames Past Government for Strikes in Nigeria

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has blamed the Jonathan-led administration for continuous strikes in Nigeria, especially in the education sector. According to Ngige, the agreements reached between past governments and workers is what is leading to the continuous strike in the country. He also alleged that the federal government then earned more. The Minister maintained that the present government is earning less than a third of former government's revenue, and still delivering on capital projects. Watch the video below.......
Nigerian man Released after 40 days in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre
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Nigerian man Released after 40 days in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre

The 33-year-old Nigerian man who was detained at an immigration centre in Malaysia for 40 days, is finally a free man. LIB reported that Simon Adavize Momoh, who has been married to a Malaysian auditor, Low Kar Hui, for the past eight years and has a valid visa, was arrested at a roadblock in Cheras, Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor in the early hours of March 15, 2021 on suspicion of drink-driving. The Shah Alam High Court on Friday, April 23, ruled that the detention of the Nigerian national for 40 days to be unlawful and ordered him to be released. High Court judge, Datuk Ab. Karim Ab. Rahman had ruled that the detention was in violation of Article 5(4) of the Federal Constitution, which requires a non-citizen to be presented before a magistrate within 14 days from th...
Virginia Police officer Sacked for Pepper-spraying Black Lieutenant
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Virginia Police officer Sacked for Pepper-spraying Black Lieutenant

Officer Joe Gutierrez who was one of the Virginia police officers that held a Black Army officer at gunpoint, handcuffed him and doused him with pepper spray during an illegal traffic stop has been fired. LIB reported earlier that two officers from the town of Windsor drew their guns, pointing them at US Army second lieutenant Caron Nazario and used a slang term to suggest he was facing execution. Town authorities said in a statement they were joining calls from election officials, including Governor Ralph Northam to request an investigation by Virginia State Police into the December 2020 encounter. Following an internal investigation, the town said that Gutierrez did not follow department policy. They did not provide any further information on the other officer involved in th...
Lawmakers consider bill to permit Muslim female military officers to wear Hijab
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Lawmakers consider bill to permit Muslim female military officers to wear Hijab

The House of Representatives is currently deliberating on a bill seeking to compel the Armed Forces and paramilitary organizations to permit Muslim female officers to wear the Islamic veil, commonly known as hijab. The bill, known as the Religious Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Bill, 2020, which has passed second reading at the House, is being sponsored by the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Member representing Bida/Gbako/Katcha Federal Constituency, Saidu Abdullahi. Hijab is a veil worn by Muslim women and has been a controversial issue in Nigeria. Recently in Kwara state, a crisis erupted in the education section when authorities of missionary schools in the state opposed a court injunction permitting Muslim students to wear hijab to school. A...
US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility
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US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued the first presidential proclamation recognizing March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility. The day is now dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face every day. In his proclamation today, Biden said Trans Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of activism by transgender and nonbinary people. “Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically,” Biden wrote. “This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with...
Nigeria To Become The Country With The Highest Jobless Rate – Bloomberg
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Nigeria To Become The Country With The Highest Jobless Rate – Bloomberg

Nigeria, home to the world’s largest number of extremely poor people, looks set to break another record: the highest jobless rate. A third of the labor force is without employment or working only a few hours a week — second only to Namibia in the list of 82 countries tracked by Bloomberg. That’s just one of Nigeria’s economic challenges. The country has had two recessions in the last five years, inflation is at a near four-year high, insecurity in the north of the country is rife and getting worse and attempts to diversify the economy away from oil have largely failed. That’s a problem in a world moving inexorably away from fossil fuels. For now, the jobless rate is possibly President Muhammadu Buhari’s biggest problem. Unemployment has more than quadrupled over five yea...
Lack Of Employment Major Contributor To Insecurity – Buhari
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Lack Of Employment Major Contributor To Insecurity – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has voiced concern that the lack of employment prospects and opportunities in most rural communities has remained a major contributor to insecurity. President Buhari spoke on Thursday while hosting a delegation of Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN). The President said that for decades, previous government policies had focused on urban development at the expense of rural inclusion. “In the last four years, we have worked hard to bridge some of these economic imbalances through our various agricultural and financial policies to attract employment opportunities to rural areas. “As we continue to expand our security operations to bring an end to these challenges, it is important to note that peace and prosperity can o...
Uber Drivers are Workers not Self-employed’ – UK Supreme Court
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Uber Drivers are Workers not Self-employed’ – UK Supreme Court

The UK's Supreme Court on Friday February 19, ruled that cab hailing app, Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed and must be treated as such. The landmark ruling means thousands of Uber drivers are set to be entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay forcing the company to pay a hefty compensation bill. Former Uber drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, took the company to the supreme court over whether they should be classed as workers or self-employed. The drivers originally won an employment tribunal against the ride hailing app giant in October 2016, and on Friday told the BBC they were "thrilled and relieved" by the ruling. Uber had appealed to the Supreme Court after losing three earlier rounds and the company's share price fell 1% on Wall Street's after the ru...
Buhari Offers Employment, Scholarship To 110 NYSC Honours Awardees
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Buhari Offers Employment, Scholarship To 110 NYSC Honours Awardees

President Buhari today conferred the President's NYSC Honours Awards on 110 outstanding Ex-corps members. The outstanding Ex-Corps Members were selected on merit in the areas of ORIENTATION COURSE, PRIMARY ASSIGNMENT, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICE AND WINDING UP/PASSING-OUT. The 110 young Nigerians who we today honored with the 2018/2019 President’s NYSC Honours Award, will be granted automatic Employment into the Federal Civil Service; Federal Scholarship for Post-Graduate studies up to Doctoral level in any University in Nigeria; and a cash reward. Muhammadu Buhari
It will be illegal for SSANU and NASU to go ahead with its proposed strike – Ngige
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It will be illegal for SSANU and NASU to go ahead with its proposed strike – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has described the proposed strike action by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities as illegal.   Ngige who asked the two unions to give the federal government three months to forward a supplementary budget to the National Assembly to cover arrears of the minimum wage that have not been paid to them, said it will be illegal for them to proceed on strike when discussions to sort out some of the contentious issues were still ongoing. The Minister warned that if the negotiation and what has been agreed is not obeyed, then the ministry might have to refer the dispute upwards from the industrial arbitration panel to the national industrial court.   He said; ...
Sanwo-Olu Gives LASU’s Best Bsc And Msc Students 5 Million Naira Each
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Sanwo-Olu Gives LASU’s Best Bsc And Msc Students 5 Million Naira Each

Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu today presented a cheque of N5 million to Shotunde Oladimeji Idris (@Dimeji_Shotunde) the @LASUOfficial best graduating student & also offered him automatic employment into the State’s public service. #ForAGreaterLago Governor @jidesanwoolu also presented a cheque of N5m to the Best Master’s Degree student of the school, OLABANJO OLUSOLA AANU (@olabanjoolusola), who finished his Master’s Degree in Computer Science with the Grade Point of 5.0. #ForAGreaterLagos
Lagos Doctors Embark on Three ay Strike
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Lagos Doctors Embark on Three ay Strike

Doctors in Lagos on Sunday July 12, announced that they are embarking on a three day warning strike following the failure of the state government to meet their demands. Oluwajimi Sodipo, Chairman of Medical Guild (an association of Medical Doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government), said the strike which would run from July 13 to 16 will exempt members working in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres. The doctors disclosed that they are embarking on the strike over the wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos state doctors, COVID-19 Hazard allowances and inducement allowances MOU approved by the Federal Government, non-payment of doctors working in isolation centre as well as unceremoniously disengagement of doctors in the...
Maids Dumped Outside Beirut Embassy
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Maids Dumped Outside Beirut Embassy

Some Ethiopian maids have been dumped outside the country's embassy in Beirut by their employers who can no longer afford to pay their salaries, following the collapse of the Lebanese economy. The maids were left to sleep on the pavement of the country's embassy following the ongoing economic crisis in Lebanon heightened by the Coronavirus pandemic, which also led to Lebanese's currency losing 70% of its value in the past six months. DPA news agency reported that there are about 250,000 migrant workers in Lebanon, many of whom are employed by many middle-class households as domestic staff. Telegraph reported that a large proportion of the domestic staff employed by the middle-class households are from Ethiopia, the rest are from other African and Asian countries. The first gro...
Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights
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Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights

Former US President, Barack Obama took to Twitter and Instagram to react after the Supreme Court's decision of  protecting LGBTQ rights. The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 15, 2020, that gay and transgender people are protected against employment discrimination under existing civil rights laws. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s liberals in the 6-to-3 ruling. They said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex,” includes gay and transgender employees. Barack Obama described SCOTUS' ruling as "progress" and he used the opportunity to wish the country a "Happy Pride month". He wrote: "Today’s Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ Americans from workplace discrimination is an aff...
NLC Inaugurates Committee to Monitor Pay-cuts, Sack of Members
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NLC Inaugurates Committee to Monitor Pay-cuts, Sack of Members

The Anambra State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC has inaugurated a 12-man committee to protect workers from being laid off or their salaries being reduced as a result of the harsh economy occasioned by COVID-19. The NLC chairman in the state, Jerry Nnubia who inaugurated the committee on Thursday said the body would monitor the state government, to ensure that workers were not laid off. Part of the job of the committee he said would be to engage the government in the event of pay-cuts or retrenchment of workers. He said, “The Situation Room will serve as an engine room for information dissemination and sensitisation of workers and citizens on COVID-19 reality, prevalence, prevention and containment measures. “To protect jobs, wages and means of livelihood ...
Senator Abbo’s Aide Nabbed for Alleged Impersonation, Forgery
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Senator Abbo’s Aide Nabbed for Alleged Impersonation, Forgery

Personnel Assistant to the Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial district, Ishaku Elisha Abbo has been arrested by the Police for impersonation and forgery. Senator Abbo’s PA, Zaman Abasiriyu who has been working with the lawmaker since the inauguration of the 9th Assembly was picked up by the Police on the instructions of his principal after a series of letters were written by him fraudulently soliciting for contracts. In a statement issued on Sunday by the Special Assistant on Media to the lawmaker, Mr. Michael Bolgent, Abbo alleged that the embattled aide was involved in underhand deals that have cast aspersion on him as a federal lawmaker. The statement explained that Abbo’s aide, Zaman impersonated as the Senator representing Adamaw...
FIRS Stops Scores Recruited By Ex Chairman, Fowler From Resuming
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FIRS Stops Scores Recruited By Ex Chairman, Fowler From Resuming

Hundreds of Nigerians who were given letters of employment by the immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, have not been allowed to resume over six months after they received the letterst. It was learnt that some of those affected had already resigned from their previous places of work after receiving the letters of employment only to be rendered jobless afterwards. A copy of one of the letters signed on behalf of Fowler by the Director, Human Capital Management Department, Victor Ekundayo, stated that the candidates had been interviewed by the management of the agency and had been offered employment. It read in part, “Further to your recent interview with the Federal Inland Revenue Service, you have been offered appointment as Offic...
Do Not Employ Masters Degree Holder For The Role Of SSCE Holder – Akin Alabi To Employers And Business Owners
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Do Not Employ Masters Degree Holder For The Role Of SSCE Holder – Akin Alabi To Employers And Business Owners

Nairabet Founder and a member of the house of representatives, Akin Alabi,  has advised employers against recruiting a Masters Degree holder for the role of an SSCE holder. In a series of tweets, Akin Alabi stated that such a decision will be regretted later on by the employer and employee.. He also criticized such employment which he described as exploitation. He wrote: “If you have a vacancy for a secondary school certificate holder and a masters degree holder shows up, do not hire him or her. Hire the secondary school certificate holder. If you hire the masters degree holder, you will both regret it at the end of the day. Firstly, I think you are just being a bad person taking advantage of people by filling your low paying vacancy with a masters degree holder. Except you...
‘I Am Available For Quarantine Employment’ – Actress, Dayo Amusa Cries Out
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‘I Am Available For Quarantine Employment’ – Actress, Dayo Amusa Cries Out

The 2 weeks lock down extension announced by H.E, Mohammadu Buhari came as a rude shock to lots of Nigerians, especially those who depend on their daily income to survive. Looks like this instruction is beginning to affect Nollywood celebrities because actress, Dayo Amusa has cried out on social media that she is available for quarantine employment. According to the 36 year old, she is a good cook and she is available to use her talent to make money. In her words “Another 2weeks lockdown ? HELLO!!! Who need a quarantine cook ?‍? Make I use my talent & skill gather small change. Am available for quarantine employment Kia Kia.” Recall that few days ago, talented actress, Chioma Akpotha announced to everyone on her Instagram page that she is looking for another job asid...
NYSC Takes Proactive Steps To Prevent Coronavirus, Lassa Fever in Niger State
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NYSC Takes Proactive Steps To Prevent Coronavirus, Lassa Fever in Niger State

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger State has taken proactive steps to protect corps members against coronavirus and Lassa fever diseases. The state Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi, who disclosed this in Minna on Thursday, said among the steps taken are the acquisition of infrared thermometers for the testing of corps members and hand sanitizers. Ajayi added that the NYSC secretariat will also print and distribute sensitization leaflets on Lassa fever and coronavirus diseases to the corps members. Speaking at the swearing-in of the batch A stream 1 orientation programme for the corps members at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Paiko, Ajayi said 1,774 corps members, made up of 907 females and 867 males, have so far been registered f...
NECO Sacks 19 Staff Over Certificate Forgery
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NECO Sacks 19 Staff Over Certificate Forgery

The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed another 19 staff of the institution over certificate forgery. A staff Certificate Verification Committee constituted by NECO management found the staff guilty of gaining employment using fake certificates. According to a statement signed by the Head, Information and Public Relations NECO, Azeez Sani, the committee had been mandated to verify the certificate presented by a variety of staff at the time of employment. While performing its assignment, the committee had invited staff with questionable credentials to appear before it. The statement said following investigations, the affected staff confessed to working with forged certificates. The committee also contacte...
PDP Rep, Eta Mbora Introduces Bill On Automatic Employment For Graduates After NYSC
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PDP Rep, Eta Mbora Introduces Bill On Automatic Employment For Graduates After NYSC

Eta Mbora, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member of the house of representatives, has introduced a bill seeking to provide automatic employment for graduates after their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. The legislation seeks to amend the NYSC act to enable the military, paramilitary agencies and other special services recruit willing graduates immediately after they have completed the one-year youth service. The amendment bill scaled first reading at the green chamber on Thursday. The NYSC act, as it currently is, does not provide any employment window for youth corps members after the programme. In an interview with TheCable on Friday, the lawmaker, who represents Calabar Munincipal/Odukpani federal constituency of Cross River state, said the bill will help...
ICPC Arrests Civil Servant Who did not Report Salary Over Payment
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ICPC Arrests Civil Servant Who did not Report Salary Over Payment

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested and arraigned a former staff of the Ondo state command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (formerly Nigerian Prison Service), Mrs Opadule Caroline Abimbola on a seven-count charge bordering on dishonesty and corruption. Abimbola was accused of  concealing the receipt of salary overpayments at various times in 2012 while still a staff of the prison service. The public office holder was reportedly paid more than her monthly remuneration through her First Bank Salary account No. 2004992044, totalling N1.2m. The lady who allegedly refused to report the anomaly, was also accused of making false statement to ICPC officials during investigation. She reportedly pleaded not guilty to all charg...
Court upholds sack of female guard who made Kenya Interior Cabinet Secretary queue for Security Check at the Airport
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Court upholds sack of female guard who made Kenya Interior Cabinet Secretary queue for Security Check at the Airport

A female security officer at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport who was sacked for being ''disrespectful'' to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’ , suffered a blow after her case was dismissed by the court on Tuesday, February 18. Daizy Cherogony, 38, sued the authority for firing her on grounds of misconduct, for having the CS queue for a security check like other passengers at the international entry point. On Tuesday, Justice Nzioki wa Makau dismissed Ms Daizy Cherogony’s case, saying the improper handling of Dr Matiang’i, then Education CS, was a sufficient reason for the Kenya Airports Authority to initiate disciplinary action against her. “She was heard in terms of Section 41 and her rights under Article 41(1) safeguarded. Since there was cause for the dismissa...
NNPC Concludes 2019 Recruitment, Releases Final List For Graduate Trainees
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NNPC Concludes 2019 Recruitment, Releases Final List For Graduate Trainees

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has finally concluded the recruitment of Graduate Trainees for its 2019/2020 employment exercise which began nearly a year ago, and this is also the first time the national oil company concluded a publicly advertised recruitment exercise since 2012. Mycelebrityandi gathered that, NNPC hired 1,050 graduate trainees as contained in a statement on Friday, by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Samson Makoji. It quoted the Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, as saying that the Human Resources Division of the NNPC has since commenced the issuance of provisional offers of employment to the 1,050 fresh employees. While describing the recruitment as a very important assignment for the corporation, Kyari stated that the o...
“When will Nigeria Start Employing People on Merit?” Man Laments as he Narrates How he lost an Appointment Due to Nepotism
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“When will Nigeria Start Employing People on Merit?” Man Laments as he Narrates How he lost an Appointment Due to Nepotism

A Nigerian man who claims he was denied a job opportunity due to nepotism, took to Facebook to narrate his unpleasant experience. Olumide Adebayo said he received a text inviting him for an interview, and had to drive from Ekiti to Lagos for the interview. However, when he got to the venue, he was told he had no business being there Olumide alleged that his name had been replaced with another candidate's name "that was recommended by a notable political office holder". He said this act caused him "sleepless night". He called for an end to nepotism and said he hopes for a time when employment will be based on merit. He wrote: You're invited for Commissioners' interview @ the Civil Serv. Comm. which will hold from Weds 12th February, 2020. Come for your Commissioners' intervie...
ICPC Arraigns Ex-polytechnic rector over Fake Ph.D Certificate
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ICPC Arraigns Ex-polytechnic rector over Fake Ph.D Certificate

A former Rector of Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun State, Mr. Olaolu Akinola Olugbenga, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) before Honorable Justice Wasiu Oladejo Akanbi of Osun State High Court 2, sitting in Osogbo on a 4-count charge bordering on alleged forgery and making false statement. Olugbenga was accused of procuring a forged Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Certificate from the University of Ibadan with which he used to gain employment into Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun State. ICPC’s findings revealed that sometime in February 2003, the accused person presented to Igbajo Polytechnic a forged notification of result that showed the conferment of a Doctorate degree on him by the University of Ibadan. His ac...
Reports that Zahra Buhari has Been Offered an Employment at PPPRA is False- Presidency
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Reports that Zahra Buhari has Been Offered an Employment at PPPRA is False- Presidency

The presidency has denied reports that Zahra Buhari-Indimi, daughter of President Buhari, was recently offered employment at the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). An online medium recently published a report on its platform that Zahra has fraudulently secured a job with the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). In a statement released today February 12th, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, said while Zahra, just like any other Nigerian, can work wherever she secures employment, the report that she has been offered a job at the petroleum agency is false. ''The publication is untrue, malicious, and meant to cast aspersions at the First Family, since the tendentious platform claims the job was secured ...
Ex- NNPC Boss reels out Nine-point Agenda to Unseat Obaseki
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Ex- NNPC Boss reels out Nine-point Agenda to Unseat Obaseki

Former Group Managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Chris Ogiemwonyi, has rolled out his nine-point agenda that would serve as major pillars of development blueprint if elected as next Governor of Edo. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Ogiemwonyi, a former minister of State for Works, stated this on Saturday in Benin in an interview with newsmen. Ogiemwonyi said that his administration would guarantee the security of lives and property and accord positive recognition for the welfare of people with disabilities He said that he would offer the state functional education that would ensure the construction and equipping of model schools and preventive healthcare delivery. He listed others to include, agricultural development, solid min...
Another Nine Ladies Denied Boarding In Lagos
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Another Nine Ladies Denied Boarding In Lagos

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Wednesday denied another batch of nine females boarding at the airport over suspicion of alleged human trafficking. The nine females were heading for Dubai and Lebanon in the Middle East. Lagos Airport Comptroller of NIS, Usman Abdullahi, who disclosed this, said the denied boarding took place between last Sunday and Tuesday. He said the NIS took the decision to deny the nine females boarding following interrogation , which revealed that the girls were of aware of the details of the mission and destination. They claimed they were travelling to Dubia and Lebanon for employment. He noted that despite the daily departure refusal, the persons who are between the ages of 21 and 32, a...
How 9 Nigerian Girls Being Trafficked To Lebanon, Dubai and India Were Rescued At Lagos Airport
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How 9 Nigerian Girls Being Trafficked To Lebanon, Dubai and India Were Rescued At Lagos Airport

According to a NAN report, the Operatives of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Command in Lagos, has apprehended another 9 girls being trafficked. The girls were on their ways to Lebanon, Cairo, Dubai and India on Ethiopian, Peace, Egypt and East Airlines. The service Public Relations Officer, DCI Sunday James made this known in statement on Saturday in Lagos. According to him, four of the girls claims to be traveling for employment without knowing their employers nor aware of the nature of job they were going for. “This discovery was made after intensive interrogation by NIS officials,” he said. James said the shady journey was organised by agents who took advantage of the girls’ innocence and ignorance. He disclosed th...
Maid Caught on Camera Dipping Toddler’s Hand into Boiling Water
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Maid Caught on Camera Dipping Toddler’s Hand into Boiling Water

Police in Singapore have arrested a maid accused of scalding a toddler’s hand by dipping it repeatedly into a boiling pot. This comes a week after the alleged incident was caught on video by the 16-month-old girl’s mother, Amy Low Mei Liang, who last night posted the clip online with her allegations. She indicated that the 45-second surveillance footage was filmed in her Buangkok kitchen while she and her husband were at work. She also posted photos of what appear to be the toddler’s scalded and burned hands. “I felt something was amissed [sic] and I decided to check the CCTV footage at home while waiting for the maid to be picked up. And what I saw was horrifying. The maid, she did it on purpose! It was never an accident! She took my daughter’s hand and dipped her hand inside a b...
Lack Of Foreign Investments Denying Youth Employment – Buhari
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Lack Of Foreign Investments Denying Youth Employment – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has observed that the lack of foreign investment is denying employable young persons the opportunity to work in the country. In an article titled “A new case for a Commonwealth based on trade,” made available to the media in Abuja on Sunday, he said greater United Kingdom engagement with Nigeria will bring jobs in untapped sectors. He said: “For my country, greater UK engagement in its economy would bring jobs to under-tapped sectors, such as agriculture and manufacturing. Millions of highly skilled, English-speaking but underemployed young people, are eager to work but without the opportunities that foreign investment can bring to create jobs and build businesses.” The president noted that with the United Kingdom certain to exit the European Union, like...
VAT Increase Takes Effect From February 1 – FG tells Nigerians
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VAT Increase Takes Effect From February 1 – FG tells Nigerians

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed on Thursday January 16 announced that the increased Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5 to 7.5 percent will take effect from February 1, 2020. Zainab who disclosed this at the inauguration of the Chairman and Board members of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja, said the Finance Act which President Buhari signed into law made provisions to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and soften the effect of the VAT rate increase on companies in a bid to increase employment and boost the economy. She said; “I want to state that one of the key provisions in the finance act 2019 that have elicited a lot of interest is the increase in the VAT from 5% to 7.5%, and to remind us all, the finance ...
One year of Focused Leadership-IGP Abubakar Adamu
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One year of Focused Leadership-IGP Abubakar Adamu

Prior to January 15, 2019, the name Mohammed Abubakar Adamu rang little or no bell amongst Nigerians. One year on, the story has changed as almost every household in the country is familiar with not just the name but even the face of the Inspector-General of Police, M.A. Adamu But then, who is Mohammed Abubakar Adamu? And how well has he fared in the task of policing Nigeria within his one year in office as the 20th indigenous Inspector-General of Police? A Global Cop While many police officers are fit for employment only in Nigeria, IGP M.A. Adamu is eminently qualified for employment as a law enforcement officer anywhere in the world. In addition to his vast policing experience within Nigeria, he also has in his kitty robust international law enforcement experience garnered whil...
Bishop Oyedepo Fumes As Highly Placed Living Faith Church Officials Steal Millions From Treasury
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Bishop Oyedepo Fumes As Highly Placed Living Faith Church Officials Steal Millions From Treasury

According  to a report by The Nation, millions of naira allegedly stolen by some highly placed officials of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, a.k.a. Winners Chapel, drew the presiding Bishop of the church, Dr. David Oyedepo, into a rage at the empowerment summit organised for ordained workers of the church last Saturday. The annual event, which is usually attended by pastors, zonal ministers and their assistants, deacons, ushers and other ordained workers of the church, where they are acquainted with the church’s programme for the year, was presided over by Oyedepo, while his deputy, Bishop David Abioye, was also in attendance. Both men ministered powerfully. Oyedepo ministered on service, while Abioye spoke on consistency in service. Towards the end of the programme, however,...
ASUU Leadership Keeps Mute After Meeting With Buhari
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ASUU Leadership Keeps Mute After Meeting With Buhari

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday declined comment on the outcome of its meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The ASUU leadership was led by its President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reliably learnt that the meeting was at the instance of the university lecturers who have been resisting enrolling on the Federal Government`s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). Buhari had ordered the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to stop the payment of salaries of Federal Government workers, including members of ASUU, who failed to enrol on the IPPIS platform by Oct. 31, 2019. The government later extended the deadline to Nov. 30, 2019. NAN ...
EKSUTH Workers to Commence Strike Monday over Sacked Colleagues
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EKSUTH Workers to Commence Strike Monday over Sacked Colleagues

Workers of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) would on Monday (January 12) commence industrial action, if the management fails to reverse the “illegal” sack of their members. About 200 workers of the hospital were last December sacked by the management, but some have been reinstated due to pressure from organised labour. Dropping the hint of industrial action in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the chairperson, Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), Comrade Omotola Farotimi, said the strike ought to have started today (Friday), but the management of the hospital has been given additional three-day grace to have a rethink over the issue. Farotimi said the management has been given the opportunity to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the labour, which she insisted mus...
Four Federal Legislator’s who Died in 2019
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Four Federal Legislator’s who Died in 2019

Four notable politicians who represented their constituents in the National Assembly died painful deaths last year. We profile them below: 1. Honourable Rep Olatoye Temitope Sugar Party: ADP Representing: Lagelu / Akinyele Federal Constituency and the chairman, House Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Cause of death: Murder/Gun shots Age bracket: (1973 – 9 March 2019) 2. Honourable Rep Jafa’aru Iliyasu Party: APC representing: Rijau/Magama federal constituency of Niger State. Cause of death: brief illness Died: Dec 2, 2019 3. Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu to Representing: Imo North senatorial district/ chairman of the senate committee on employment, labour and productivity. Party:...

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