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PSC to begin second phase of police recruitment

Posted by | August 2, 2016 | News

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has disclosed that it will soon begin the second phase of the recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police Force.

The Commission has also warned prospective candidates not to pay for the recruitment exercise.

The commission explained that the warning is imperative following information that fraudsters opened facebook account with the name of the Chairman of the Commission, Mike Okiro to defraud people.

This is contained in a statement by the Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani.

According to the statement: “The Commission recently concluded the State screening and would in no distant time begin the second phase of the process leading to the recruitment.

“Successful applicants from the state screening will soon be invited for the next level of the process”, it added.

On warning against payment of money to fraudsters, the Commission said: “Fraudsters have opened a fake Facebook account with the name of the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro.

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NDE Offers Jobs to 740 Graduates Under Attachment Programme

Posted by | June 5, 2014 | News

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has offered 740 graduates opportunity for permanent jobs under its Graduate Attachment Programme (GAP).

Speaking at the flag-off of the programme in Abuja, the Director General of NDE, Abubakar Mohammed, said the programme provides a window of opportunity for fresh graduates to enter the employment arena.

He explained: “In October 2006, the NDE conceived the Graduate Attachment Programme and invited employers of labour to provide opportunities of attachment for fresh graduates in their companies as a way of fighting unemployment with its associated high noise level. GAP has a life of its own and means a lot to the Nigerian graduates who are victims of unemployment. To them, it symbolizes the feature that characterizes the unemployed graduates’ world – the interval between the world of school and the world of work, empty interval between the world of unemployment and employment and that void that separates frustration and fulfilment.”

Mohammed posited that GAP provides an opportunity for the beneficiaries to make him or herself indispensable to the employer through his or her contributions to the value chain while the employer closely watches him or her and evaluates his or her contributions within the period of attachment.

He listed the objectives of GAP to include providing the participants the psychological satisfaction of having a place to go to daily and something worthwhile to do; restore to the participants, a sense of dignity and self-worth that is usually threatened by prolonged period of unemployment; help the participants maintain the integrity of the quality of character and learning imparted at school but which is threatened by prolonged unemployment; give the participants the opportunity to prove self so that the organization may discover a valuable material worthy of retention; bridge the gap between classroom knowledge and the world of work; assist young graduates to acquire working experience and develop necessary skills that will make them employable through training at minimum costs for direct/self- employment; contribute to the salvaging of the national investment in education; to reduce the vulnerability of unemployed graduates and to sustain the critical manpower and capacity required for national development.

In his goodwill message, the Minister of Works, Mike Onolomemen, who lauded the initiative, described it as a journey that will enable the beneficiaries acquire necessary work skills.

He urged the beneficiaries to put in their best effort and assured them of space for them in their postings after the completion of the attachment programme.

The Abuja branch manager of Lead Assurance, Mr. Allan Olufade, said the company decided to participate in the programme because of  advantages it harbours.

He argued that the so-called ‘work experience’ requirement demanded by employers as condition for employment even from fresh graduates would be bridged by the programme.

He added: “This is a unique programme because it provides work experience for fresh graduates. It appears to be a stopgap programme but the beneficiaries can also cite it as avenue for gathering experience. Besides that, I believe many of them will go ahead to get permanent jobs through this process. We in Lead Assurance also believe that Nigeria can collectively reduce unemployment if more employers get involved in this programme. Our participation is our modest way of contributing our quota towards the reduction of unemployment in Nigeria.”

Source: Guardian

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T2T Conference & Career Fair For Youth Corpers 2014

Posted by | December 24, 2013 | News

T2T – On January 22, 2013, 250 Youth Corpers who are passionate about making a difference in Nigeria society will gather in Abuja’s Yar’Adua Center for a 1-day leadership conference and career fair in Abuja called The T2T (“Transformed To Transform”) Nigeria Conference. Are you a Youth Corper? Do you desire to be a part of Nigeria’s transformation? Are you looking for a post-NYSC job? Then the T2T Conference & Career Fair might be for you!

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ASUU to call off strike in a week, signs MoU with FG

Posted by | December 12, 2013 | News, Videos

ABUJA – The Federal Government and the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, led by its President Dr. Nasir Fagge yesterday, signed Memoradum of Understanding on the restructured 2009. Agreement.

ASUU President, Dr. Nasir. Fagge said the document signed would be presented to the union to take an affirmative stand on the suspension of the 5 months old industrial action.

He said with the signing of the MOU the 5month old strike would be suspended in a week’s time.
According to Fagge, “This is the response to the letter we wrote to Mr. President and this document would now be forwarded to our members and our members would give us direction. We are hoping that we would be able to meet with our members in less than a week.

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FG Extends ASUU STRIKE: Deadline to December 9

Posted by | December 5, 2013 | News, Videos

The Federal Government, yesterday, reviewed the seven-day ultimatum given to striking university lecturers to resume today or be sacked as it now gave them till Monday, December 9. This came as most members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities remained adamant and vowed to continue with the strike until their demands were met.

ASUU president, Dr. Nasir Issa Fagge has also assured that once the government opens the bank account with N200 billion as requested by the union, the strike would be suspended.

Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, who announced the shift in the date for the compulsory resumption of Federal Universities to Monday, December 9, said it was as a mark of respect for the former National President of the Academic Staff  Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor Festus Iyayi, who died in an auto accident on his way to a National Executive Committee meeting of ASUU.

Speaking in Abuja, yesterday, Mr Wike said that the family of the late Professor Iyayi officially informed the ministry of the burial rites for the late ASUU President through the National Universities Commission, NUC, on Monday, hence the shift in the mandatory resumption date.

He said that the Federal Government will fully participate in the burial rites of the former ASUU President.

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FG, ASUU strike new deal

Posted by | September 23, 2013 | News

asuu strikeThe Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) struck a new deal last night.

This happened at a three-hour close-door meeting at the State House in Abuja between Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo and the leadership of the union.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, ASUU President Nasir Isa Fagge said the union had got a message from the government and would meet its members “and get back to the government”.

Fagge, however, refused to dis-close the details of the new “message”.

On whether there is a possibility of calling off the strike soon, he said “as a good messenger”, he would only report back to “the larger ASUU”.

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Nigeria’s 80% Graduate Unemployment

Posted by | September 23, 2013 | News

unemploymentThere are several figures on employment in Nigeria, but, to get the actual statistic, the place to start is to suspect any figure that emanates from the Jonathan government. It’s a no-brainer to assume that all such figures would be skewed towards the everyday lies of the government. Even then, a source that works for the Jonathan government, not long ago, declared that there were more than 40 million Nigerians currently unemployed. That figure is more than the population of all the countries in West Africa and almost double the population of Ghana (25 million), which is next in size to Nigeria.

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Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA): List of Admitted & Reserve Candidates for 65th Regular Course:2013

Posted by | August 28, 2013 | News

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) – The candidates whose names appear below were successful at the Armed Forces Selection Board held at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) from 29 June – 9 August 2013. The candidates have been offered admission into NDA for the 65th Regular Course. They are to report for training at the NDA (Permanent Site), Kaduna on 21 September 2013 . Any candidate who fails to report by 23 September 2013 will forfeit his or her place to a candidate on the reserve list.

Selected candidates will be received on arrival at the Reception Centre located at the Academy Parade Ground (Permanent Site).

Candidates on the reserve list are NOT to report to the Academy until they are invited.

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Senate endorses sack of 3, 000 NIMC workers

Posted by | July 26, 2013 | News, Videos

The Senate yesterday endorsed the sack of 3,000 National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) workers.

The upper chamber also directed NIMC to reinstate 96 disengaged officials of the commission.

This directive followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the Joint Committee that considered the petition by 4,029 disengaged members of staff.

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Dutch group to create 11,000 jobs

Posted by | June 18, 2013 | News

To attract foreign investment, the Nigerian ambassador to Netherlands, Dr. Nimota Akanbi has said that no fewer than 50 Dutch companies have indicated their interest to either start or expand their businesses in Nigeria.

A statement from the envoy quoted Managing Director of Group Netherlands, Hans Oujendendijk as saying that besides sourcing of cotton locally to stimulate the economy, wooden brand fabrics would be printed in Nigeria factory, while Vlisco would acquire and revamp some factories in Nigeria.

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