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Global unemployment to rise by 3.4 million in 2017, says ILO

The global unemployment rate is expected to rise modestly from 5.7 to 5.8 per cent in 2017 representing an increase of 3.4 million in the number of jobless people, says  a new International Labour Oeganisation ( ILO)  report. According to ILO, the  number of unemployed persons globally in 2017 is ...

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Nigerian union orders Total fuel depot strike over sackings

    The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers ordered on Thursday a strike at Total fuel truck depots across the OPEC member nation in protest against sackings. “We have stopped the operation of Total. We are at the table with Total discussing the situation of the workers,” ...

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Lagos targets 900,000 jobs by 2019

  The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) on Friday distributed offer letters to some of the beneficiaries of the pilot scheme of the N25 billion Employment Trust Fund (ETF), with a pledge to create at least 300, 000 direct and 600, 000 indirect jobs ...

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LSETF to Select 1,000 Beneficiaries as Pilot Phase Reaches Advance Stage

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has now reached an advanced stage in the selection of a minimum of 1,000 beneficiaries in the pilot stage of its loan scheme. From this week, successful beneficiaries will be contacted to accept loan offer letters indicating the terms and conditions guiding the ...

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N-Power verification of 200,000 graduates completed in 13 states, more forthcoming

  As the Federal Government prepares to commence the payment of monthly stipends to the 200,000 graduates engaged under the N-Power job creation programme of the Buhari administration, 13 states of the federation have now submitted verified lists of the graduates and more expected later this week. Disclosing this on ...

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NAICOM calls on Minister of Labour to intervene to stop strike action by Union

In a bid to end the ongoing industrial action by the staff of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), under the auspices of the amalgamated Union of public corporations, Civil Service Technical Recreational Services Employment (AUPCTRE), the commission have called on the Honorable Minister of Labour and Employment to intervene on ...

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Nigeria’s economic policies are anti-job creation – Summit

The rising rate of unemployment in Nigeria has been traced to the anti-job creation policies of the government from the ICT sector to government direct employment, youth entrepreneurship scheme among others. Nigeria with a population of 182,201,962, Nigeria is battling with 49.5 per cent youth unemployment rate as at second ...

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N25b Employment Trust Fund: Lagos Targets 100,000 Entrepreneurs by 2019

R-L: Commissioner for Wealth Creation & Employment, Dr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti; Executive Secretary of Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mr. Akintunde Oyebode and Chairman, House Committee on Wealth Creation & Employment, Hon. Sola Giwa during a media briefing on the activities of LSETF at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, the ...

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TUC Vows To Resists Another Fuel Price Hike

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Tuesday vowed to resists another fuel price hike beging initated by fuel marketers and the Federal Government. The congress stated this in a statement it released that in “views  the recent statement credited to the Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Department ...

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FMC Owerri Workers Protest MD’s Recall

Workers of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri on Wednesday staged a protest over the recall of the former Medical Director, Angela Uwakwem. The protest which saw in attendance majority of workers at the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri, the workers maintained that since the former CMD was relieved, there has ...

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