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Rotary Gives N1.6 Million Empowerment Centre to Unemployed Women, Others

Rotary Gives N1.6 Million Empowerment Centre to Unemployed Women, Others

The Rotary Club, Abuja, Gwarinpa, yesterday handed over N1.6m empowerment centre to unemployed women and young girls that further their studies due to one or two challenges. The president of the club, Constance Okeke, who led other philanthropic dignitaries to the commissioning of a project where the women would be learning different skills, said Rotary […]

NDE To Train 690 Youths, Women On Entrepreneurship In Kaduna

NDE To Train 690 Youths, Women On Entrepreneurship In Kaduna

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced training for 690 youths and women from the 23 Local Government Area of Kaduna State on entrepreneurship. Addressing the participants at the flag off and Orientation Programme under the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (CB-NOAS), the State Coordinator, Sani Maiwada, said the training will last for six […]

Women Bear Brunt Of Work Without Pay

Women Bear Brunt Of Work Without Pay

Women in the region are spending long hours doing necessary but unquantifiable work, leaving them with little or no time for work that is economically productive and earns them money. In Tanzania, women spend 3.5 times more minutes per day on unpaid care and domestic work than men. It is three times more minutes per […]

Ethiopia Opens Up Telecoms, Airline To Private, Foreign Investors

Ethiopia Opens Up Telecoms, Airline To Private, Foreign Investors

Ethiopia said on Tuesday it would open its state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines to private domestic and foreign investment, a major policy shift that will loosen the state’s grip on the economy. The East African nation of 100 million people has one of the most closed and controlled economies in Africa. The ruling […]

FG Engages 18,000 Unemployed Youths In Skill Acquisition

FG Engages 18,000 Unemployed Youths In Skill Acquisition

THE Federal Government has concluded arrangement to engage about 18,000 unskilled/unemployed youths in skill acquisition training scheme aimed at reducing the rate of unemployed youths in the country. Flaging-off the scheme in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said: “We are witnessing the flag-off of the Sustainable Agricultural Development […]

Uganda: Hundreds To Lose Their Jobs As UTL Set For Liquidation

Uganda: Hundreds To Lose Their Jobs As UTL Set For Liquidation

Government’s desperate efforts last week to save the troubled Uganda Telecom Limited could be watered down today in a make or break meeting with creditors. The official government receiver and provisional administrator Bemanya Twebaze said the creditors “will be required to decide whether the administration should continue or the company goes into liquidation or winding […]

Unemployment Rate Among Women Exceeds 25 Percent – Labour Minister

Unemployment Rate Among Women Exceeds 25 Percent – Labour Minister

 Minister of Labour Mohamed Saafan said in press statements on Thursday that the unemployment percentage among women exceeds 25%, “which is unprecedented.” He also stressed on the importance of increasing efforts to overcome this plight. Moreover, Saafan said that as Egypt embarks on the “year of women,” there should be significant change in increasing women’s […]

PENGASSAN Warns Mobil To Reinstate 150 Sacked Workers

PENGASSAN Warns Mobil To Reinstate 150 Sacked Workers

Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has warned Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, MPNU, an affiliate of ExxonMobil, to immediately reinstate the over 150 of its members sacked by the company. This was contained in a statement, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, co-signed by Festus Osifo, Chairman and Aruoture Ugavah, Secretary, […]

Head of UN Women Vows To Tackle Laws Blocking Women’s Economic Progress

Head of UN Women Vows To Tackle Laws Blocking Women’s Economic Progress

A global action plan to empower women economically by 2030 will focus on six areas, including addressing legislation that blocks women’s progress, the head of UN Women says. But the plan has critics, with the head of Oxfam International claiming it risks producing only cosmetic improvements to women’s opportunities. In a preview of the plan […]

FG’s Job Website Gets 25 Million Hits, 400,000 Applications Within 36 Hours

FG’s Job Website Gets 25 Million Hits, 400,000 Applications Within 36 Hours

THE Federal Government jobs portal “N-Power.gov.ng” which was launched at the weekend has already recorded over 400,000 successful registrations under 36 hours. This came against media reports that the site had crashed following high volume of traffic from unemployed Nigerians 24 hours after it was opened. Quoting the Job Creation Unit in the Presidency, a […]