Buhari Orders Increase of Police Salaries, 10,000 New Officers’ Recruitment

  Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he has given directives for the  upward review of Police salaries and benefits. Platforms Africa reports that Mr. Buhari said this while delivering a speech on Thursday during a one-day visit to Lagos State, where he inaugurated various projects. “We are currently recruiting 10,000 new police officers to reinforce our personnel capacity across the country.   READ ALSO: Meet Usman Alkali Baba, Nigeria’s Yobe-born new Police IG Meet Usman Alkali Baba, Nigeria’s Yobe-born new Police IG Kidnappers feared us, released NTA female reporter without…

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JUST IN: NLC suspends Kaduna strike action, gives reasons

  The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended its strike action in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria. The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who announced this on Wednesday, maintained that the suspension of the industrial action followed intervention by the Federal Government. Briefing newsmen after NLC National Administrative Council (NAC) in Kaduna State, Wabba revealed that the Congress decided to suspend the action as it has formally received a letter to dialogue with the government. Minster of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige had on Wednesday invited both the Kaduna State…

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JUST IN: Nigeria’s oil workers on red alert, threaten nationwide strike

NUPENG demand the Nigerian government to call Kaduna State governor to order over threat on labour leaders or all Nigetians will pay dearly for his action Oil workers in Nigeria on Tuesday threatened the total disruption of the entire oil and gas value chain nationwide over the alleged threat on the lives of the Labour leaders including President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba l, by the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai. El-Rufai whose state is under industrial action by the labour unions, has earlier declared Mr. Wabba…

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‘Let him come and arrest me’, ‘wanted’ NLC President dares Gov. El-Rufai

  Ayuba Wabba, the Nigeria Labour Congress’s National President, has challenged Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to arrest him over the state’s ongoing workers’ strike. Following the strike, El Rufai declared Wabba and other labor leaders sought for economic sabotage. READ ALSO: WAR: El-Rufai Declares NLC President, Wabba Wanted as Strike grounds State JUST IN: EFCC Takes Over Nestoil Chairman, Ernest Azudialu’s Ikoyi Mansion ABOVE 45: Working 8 hours per day can cause Stroke, Heart disease – WHO The state’s NLC has gone on strike to protest mass worker disengagement…

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255 Youths Graduate from NCDMB/ITF Vocational Training

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in collaboration with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has completed the training of 255 Nigerian youths in nine vocational programmes. The youths were trained in Hospitality and Tourism, Mobile Phone Repairs and Troubleshooting, Information and Communication Technology and Electrical/Electronic Technology. Other focus areas of training included Industrial Automation and Mechatronics, Instrumentation and Process Control, Mechanical Services & Maintenance, Residential Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Maintenance and Building Technology. The Executive Secretary of the NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote spoke at the graduation ceremony in…

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JUST IN: Nigerian Immigration disqualifies 39,218 job seekers

Why we shortlisted only 6,105 out of 45,323 applicants for 2019/2020 recruitment – Immigration   The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has shortlisted 6,105 candidates out of the 45,323 who applied to be enlisted in its 2019/2020 recruitment. Mr James Sunday, spokesman of the Service, stated on Monday in Abuja that further screening of those shortlisted would begin on May 24, 2021 at no cost to the applicants. Applicants would be invited for the exercise through their email addresses and via Short Message Services, he stated. Sunday advised applicants to check the NIS website for their recruitment status, examination location and other guidelines for recruitment. He stated also that those…

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OML 53: NCDMB partners ANOH Gas for Skill Centre, $10m CDI commitment

  The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on Wednesday flagged off a partnership arrangement with Anoh Gas Processing Company Limited for the completion of the Center for Skills Development and Training (CSDT) located at Greater Port Harcourt Area, Rivers State. The completion of the CSDT was part of the ANOH’s $10 million Capacity Development Initiative commitment and its construction work had been stalled since 2014 due to paucity of funds after it was conceived by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) to train and increase the competence and capabilities of Nigerians to meet the low-to-middle level human…

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23.18m Nigerians Jobless, Unemployment Rate Hits 33.3%

  23.18 million Nigerians are jobless as the unemployment rate rose from 27.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 to 33.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020. The latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, whiich revealed this, added that underemployment rate decreased from 28.6 per cent to 22.8 per cent. The NBS report on ‘Labour force Statistics: Unemployment and underemployment report- Abridged labour force survey under COVID-19 (Q4, 2020) was released on Monday. The 33 per cent, the report showed, translates to 23.19 million…

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How Chevron suffered $5.5bn loss in one year

  Here is how despite sack of staff and slash in capital spending to ride out the downturn, Chevron still finished the year with a loss of $5.5 billion. Chevron reported a fourth-quarter loss Friday to conclude a rocky year for oil companies as the coronavirus battered demand for petroleum products. The US oil giant, which trimmed staff and slashed capital spending to ride out the downturn, finished the year with a loss of $5.5 billion, compared with earnings of $2.9 billion in 2019. Chevron lost $665 million in the…

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96 foreign, local firms jostle as race for NNPC’s key downstream Contracts begins

  96 prominent and reputable companies from various jurisdictions have indicated interest in undertaking the rehabilitation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) downstream infrastructure ranging from critical pipelines to depots and terminals through the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) financing model. The corporation confirmed this at a virtual public bid opening exercise which held at the NNPC Towers, Abuja for the pre-qualification of companies for the contract. Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, in a statement sent to Platforms Africa, stated that…

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