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Employment Trust Fund: Lagos Creates 15,000 New Jobs In 2 Years

…Says N6bn Disbursed To 8,000 Beneficiaries In Lagos Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mr. Akintunde Oyebode on Tuesday said that no fewer than 15,000 jobs have been created by the Fund in the last two years. Speaking to journalists and some Masters Research Students in his office, he said at least 8000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and businesses have also accessed approximately N6billion since inception of the ETF, an initiative of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration through which N25billion was earmarked to be…

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VP Osinbajo Directs NEMA To Supply Building Materials For Niger IDPS

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to supply building materials for resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons from Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger state. He gave the directives when he visited the IDP’s camp in Zungeru Central Primary School in Wushishi Local Government Area of the state. The vice president also directed NEMA to build and rehabilitate resettlement sites for the victims to enable them return home and continue with their lives and farming activities “I am here to see for myself the flood…

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Elumelu Foundation To Launch Digital Platform For African Entrepreneurs

……….The World’s Largest at TEF Forum 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship focused philanthropy, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, is launching the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs and the African entrepreneurship ecosystem –  TEFConnect. TEFConnect will officially be unveiled at this year’s TEF Forum, taking place on October 25, 2018, at Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. Harnessing and building on the success of Africa’s largest entrepreneurship catalyst, the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, which has attracted over 300,000 African entrepreneurs as applicants and trained and funded 4,460 to date, the Foundation is…

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2019 Elections: Sultan, CAN President Sign Peace Agreement 

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III and President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, on Tuesday in Abuja signed peace pact to ensure peaceful atmosphere before, during and after 2019 general elections. The Sultan was represented by the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo-Yamusa, while the President of CAN was represented by the Prelate of Methodist Church, Rev. Samuel Uche. The peace accord was signed at a Peace Declaration Summit organised by the Nigerian Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA) in collaboration with local and international partners. The duo…

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Dangote Cement Gives N25m Scholarship To 115 Indigent Students Of Host Communities

…….Ogun Indigent Students Get Dangote Cement’s Annual Educational Scholarship In continuation of its Corporate Social Responsibility service and human capital empowerment, Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese plant in Ogun state has awarded scholarships to no fewer than 115 indigent pupils and students from host communities in various secondary and higher across the country. The beneficiaries drawn from the 15 host communities are to enjoy N25 million scholarships which queues were presented to them at the plant premises at the weekend. The Plant Director of the Ibese Cement Plant, Mr. Armando Martinez…

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FG To Partner Korea On Job Creation, Says Labour Minister

  The Federal Government says it will partner with the Republic of Korea to enhance job creation in the area of technical and vocational education. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this when he received the Republic of Korea Ambassador to Nigeria, Maj.-Gen., In-Tae Lee on Tuesday in Abuja. Ngige re-affirmed the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to job creation through bilateral and collaboration relations. According to him, the Federal Government is not relenting in its efforts at job creation through renewed emphasis on technical…

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Osinbajo, Ambode, Tinubu Others Laud Jim Ovia’s Contributions  To Accountancy, Banking

…Urge Successful Entrepreneurs To Inspire Younger Generation Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State  and other dignitaries on Monday highlighted the contributions of the Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia to the accountancy and banking professions, calling on leading entrepreneurs in Africa to take time to expose the younger generations to their inspiring story with the view to showing them how to become successful business owners. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the public presentation of Africa Arise and Shine, a book written by Ovia, said it…

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BOI, Export-Import Bank Of China Signs MOU On $500m Financing Support

The Bank of Industry (BOI), Nigeria’s leading Development Finance Institution (DFI), and the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a $500 million financing support. Speaking on the development on Sunday, the bank’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Olukayode Pitan, said the partnership has an enormous job-creation potential. “This is a partnership that will provide a credit line of up to $500 million towards the establishment of modular refineries and flare gas recovery programmes in the country,’’ he said. Pitan who signed the MoU…

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FG Inaugurates Technical Group For Hearing Health

The Federal Government has inaugurated a Technical Working Group (TWG) on Ear Care and Hearing Healthcare. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, inaugurated the committee on Friday in Abuja. He tasked members of the group to develop a national strategic plan that would improve the ear care of Nigerians. Adewole said there was need to identify centres where ear care could be accessed and develop a public school for hearing screening programme targeting one million students in Nigeria. “The relationship between hearing and speaking cannot be overemphasised,’’ the minister…

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2019: Moves To Stop Ambode, Tinubu’s APC Guber Candidate Emerges

…..Jide Sanwo-Olu obtains Lagos APC gubernatorial form The plot to stop Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State from his second term bid unfolded in Lagos with the emergence of Jide Sanwo-Olu backed by Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu’s camp who has also obtained the nomination form and already presented to local government chairmen in the state. Just like the emergence of Ambode also, little known Lagos State politician, Jide Sanwo-Olu has obtained the gubernatorial nomination and expression of interest forms to contest for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress….

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