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First Bank Promotes Staff, Graduates 3rd Set Of SMDP Programme

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has graduated 12 successful candidates in the third edition of its Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP). The graduation ceremony held virtually, via the Zoom video conferencing platform on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. The Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP) is the bank’s intensive modular programme […]

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FG flags off vocational trainings on skills acquisition for youths

The Federal Government, through the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) in collaboration with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), has kicked-off a joint vocational training programme on skills acquisition. At the kick-off ceremony, which was declared opened by the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum in Abuja, the […]

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NIPOST reforms won’t lead to workers’ retrenchment – BPE

Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex Okoh, has assured the staff of Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) that there would be no job losses in the on-going reform of the service. Okoh gave the assurance when he hosted a delegation of the National Union of Postal and Telecommunications Employees (NUPTE), led by […]

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LCCI Elects Mabogunje As President, Eulogises Her Virtues

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Thursday announced the election of Mrs. Toki Mabogunje as President for the next two years, following the expiration of Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase’s two year tenure. The Director General of the organised private sector group, said that the newly elected President of the chamber emerged after […]

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FG Reiterates Commitment To Stronger Partnership With Farmers

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment towards a stronger partnership and collaboration between it and farmers nationwide. The minister, who gave this assurance when  the Amana Farmers and Grains Suppliers Association of Nigeria (AFGSAN) led by its Chairman, Alhaji Haruna Ahmed Pambegua,  paid […]

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Professional Services Sector Tops VAT Collections In Q3, 2019

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported that out of the N275.12 billion raked in as Value Added Tax (VAT) in the third quarter of this year, the Professional Services sector accounted for the highest collection, totalling N32.09 billion,. Overall, the NBS, in its just published ‘Sectoral Distribution Of Value Added Tax (Q3,2019) report […]

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AfDB, Microsoft Launch Digital Training Platform For African Youths

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and technology solutions giant, Microsoft, on Tuesday today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youths across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in held in Egypt, aims to promote a continuous learning culture among […]

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NAICOM Boss Tasks Insurers On Customer Satisfaction, Professionalism

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has charged operators in the nation’s risk underwriting sector to prioritise improved service delivery as a strategic option of satisfying customers and by implication, grow the industry and improve its contributions to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Acting Commissioner for Insurance, Mr. Sunday Thomas, gave the charge in his […]

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AfDB Expresses Concern Over Rising Unemployment In Nigeria, Others

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed deep concern over Nigeria’s rising rate of unemployment, particularly among the youths, warning that unless urgent measures are taken by the government, the country may suffer from its devastating consequences. The continental development finance institution raised the concerns in its report titled, “Creating decent jobs: Strategies, policies and […]

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Agric Mechanisation Will Boost Productivity, Create Jobs – FG

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has said that mechanized farming will boost the nation’s agricultural production capacity and create more jobs for Nigerian youths if explored. The Minister made this remark during a town hall meeting with the All Farmers Associations of Nigeria (AFAN) and other relevant stakeholders in Kano […]