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ABUJA — The House of Representatives has called for the recruitment of medical personnel to replace doctors and other health workers, who have quit Federal Government jobs and left Nigeria for better offers in other countries. The call is coming at a period of a mass exodus of workers in the country’s health system, especially doctors and nurses. At the plenary on Thursday, the House urged the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Head of the...

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ABUJA — A bill seeking to create a youth entrepreneurship development trust fund to tackle unemployment has passed second reading at the house of representatives. The bill also seeks to earmark for the fund about five percent capital estimate from the federation account appropriated for the fiscal year. The legislation is sponsored by Farah Dagogo, a lawmaker from Rivers state. In his memorandum, Dagogo noted that the bill will provide financial support to youths with...

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ABUJA — The Senate on Thursday said it had asked the management of the Federal Character Commission to react in writing, to the secret recruitment being allegedly carried out by federal ministries, departments and agencies. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character Commission and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator Danjuma La’ah, stated this in an exclusive interview with our correspondent in Abuja. He said the FCC management was also expected to show documentary evidence that there was...

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ABUJA — The minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare has said empowerment cannot be used to combat the problem of unemployment in the country. Speaking before the house of representatives committee on youth development on Monday, Dare indicated that the ministry has gone beyond offering empowerment programmes to investing in youths across the country. “We have a massive youths population, most of them waiting for opportunities for digital skills to upscale themselves, for...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria’s most strategic assets are the youths. According to him, young citizens are currently the country’s most potent ambassadors. He stated this on Monday in Abuja while declaring open a three-day national youth conference themed, ‘Youth Inclusiveness-Governance, Security and Employment’. Represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the president said the youths have been breaking new grounds, records and winning laurels in diverse fields of endeavour across the world. “We...

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ENUGU — The Enugu State Police Command informs the general public, particularly citizens of the State who applied for the year 2020 Recruitment of Ten Thousand, 10,000, Police Constables into the Nigeria Police Force, of the scheduled dates for Computer-Based Test, CBT. The CBT is organized only for those who are qualified for the examination stage of the exercise hence all the candidates who applied and attended the physical screening exercise in the year 2020,...

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ABUJA — Chief Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment says the Federal Government has created 74,413 employment opportunities for Nigerians through the implementation of various environmental projects in the country. She disclosed this on Friday at the closing of the 15th National Council on Environment (NCE) in Abuja, explaining that, the employment opportunities are through effective collaboration of the ministry with other private sector organisations across the country. “The ministry has been able to...

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KADUNA — Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has urged the federal government to recruit 774,000 youths into security agencies. The governor said this on Wednesday while briefing journalists on the security situation in the state. According to him, 1,000 youths should be recruited from each LGA across the country, adding that it will contribute significantly to improving security. “Many state governments in the north-west and the north-central have adopted an unconventional approach to help the...

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KANO — Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state for the second time in a year has sacked Engr. Mu’azu Magaji (Dansarauniya) under his administartion. Magaji who was a commissioner was first sacked after a post on Facebook indirectly mocked the death of Abba Kyari, erstwhile Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who had died of complications from COVID-19. But, a few months later, Ganduje appointed him as the Executive Chairman, state NNPC/AKK Gas Pipeline...

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Over 500 Nigerians have lost their jobs and are stranded for months after the United Arab Emirates stopped granting or renewing Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians in the Western Asian country. It was gathered that while many of the affected persons had returned to Nigeria, hundreds of them are still in UAE in the hope that Abu Dhabi would reverse the decision. The UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Fahad AI Taffaq, had said there was...

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