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Chevron Nigeria To Sack 25% Of Workforce
Business

Chevron Nigeria To Sack 25% Of Workforce

Chevron Nigeria Limited has said it will slash its workforce by 25 per cent as it is reviewing its manpower requirements in the light of the changing business environment. CNL disclosed this on Friday in a statement entitled ‘Chevron Nigeria Limited reviews workforce in accordance with business exigencies’. The oil major said it would continue to evaluate opportunities to improve capital efficiency and reduce operating costs. CNL’s General Manager Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn, said, “The aim is to have a business that is competitive and have an appropriately sized organisation with improved processes. “This will increase efficiency and effectiveness, retain value, reduce cost, and generate more revenue for the Federal Government of Nigeria.” Acc...
Apple Set To Return Workforce To The Office By Summer
Business

Apple Set To Return Workforce To The Office By Summer

The tech giant was one of the first to sound the alarm about the coronavirus. Now it’s becoming one of the first to return to its offices. Companies around Silicon Valley are reconsidering their work-from-home strategies amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling employees they can work remotely after the crisis subsides. Apple is reportedly taking a different tack, sharing plans to potentially bring employees back to its offices by the summer. The iPhone maker is planning to open its offices in phases, according to a report in Bloomberg, which cited people familiar with the plan. The phase, which “has already begun in some regions globally,” focuses on staff who can’t work remotely or have faced challenges working away from the office. In July, the company plans to open offices more...
Access Bank Denies Sacking 75% Of Workforce, Closing Branches
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Access Bank Denies Sacking 75% Of Workforce, Closing Branches

Access Bank Plc on Monday debunked reports that it plans to sack 75 per cent of its workforce and as well close more than 300 branches. The bank in a statement signed by the Company Secretary, Mr Sunday Ekwochi, obtained from the Nigerian Stock Exchange website described the news as malicious and a distraction from the genuine and compassionate plan to protect its workers and help keep jobs in the unfolding macroeconomic environment. It said the closure of a bank branch was an action that required the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria. According to the bank, it has neither applied for this nor obtained the approval of the CBN for the closure of its branches as widely speculated. “The bank has only suspended operations in some branches following the directive by the CB...
Lalong approves N30,000 wage for Plateau workers
News

Lalong approves N30,000 wage for Plateau workers

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has approved the N30, 000 national minimum wage for the state workforce. Lalong dropped the cheering news while addressing workers during the Labor Day celebration at Rwang Pam Township stadium Jos on Wednesday. The governor did not however mention when he will commence the implementation of the new minimum wage. Lalong, who was represented by the Head of Service Mr Izam Azi, restated his commitment to regular payment of civil servants salaries in his second tenure in office just as he did in the last four years. He said: “I was a member of the National minimum wage committee representing the Governor’s Forum and I have pledged to stand by the resolution reached thereof. “We would assiduously work hard with workers to improve the IGR of the State so...
FG moves to check workforce deficiency
News

FG moves to check workforce deficiency

Plans are underway by the Federal Government to collaborate with professional associations and private organisations to develop a National Skill Gap Analysis (NSGA), to check skill deficiency in the country’s workforce. Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono, disclosed this at the Construction Artisans Awards and Job Skill Expo in Abuja. The Permanent secretary, who declared the event opened, said the NSGA will provide a strategic framework and help the government in planning how to ensure that there is no skill deficiency in any sector of the economy.He said government is worried about the high employment rate in the country, hence the strategy to draw attention to artisan skills for a more robust workforce. “The NSGA will help us know how many people are ...
Adolescent Females Majority Of People Living With HIV – WHO
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Adolescent Females Majority Of People Living With HIV – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says women, especially adolescents between 15 and 24 years, represent the majority of people living with HIV globally. AIDS SYMBOL According to a report on ‘Women and Health’ released on its website on Tuesday, the organisation said that globally, adolescent girls and young women account for two out of three new HIV infections. The report said that an estimated 18 per cent of girls are sexually abused at some point in their childhood as against eight per cent for boys. It said that adolescent girls experienced a greater risk of sexual abuse and face harmful practices such as child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The report said that majority of girls who became sexually active during their adolescent years were often coerced or...
Osun: Victory Is Assured For PDP In 2019 – Makarfi
Politics

Osun: Victory Is Assured For PDP In 2019 – Makarfi

The former chairman of the caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party and presidential aspirant, Ahmed Makarfi has said that with the enthusiasm shown by the people of Osun state in Saturday’s governorship election, it was clear that “victory is eventually assured for the PDP in this and all subsequent elections”. Makarfi Reacting to the conduct of the election, Makarfi commended both the Independent National Electoral commission and security agencies for their professionalism but added that they needed to “up the ante in this regard to inspire greater confidence in the voters, as well as the larger national and international communities” The statement signed by his spokesman, Mukhtar Sirajo congratulated the PDP governorahip candidate, Senator Adeleke and other PDP memb...
Anambra To Train Workforce
News

Anambra To Train Workforce

Anambra State Government has assured its civil servants of massive training and retraining this year to enhance their capacity for improved productivity. The Head of Service, Harry Udu, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Awka. Udu, who commended workers in the state for having resumed fully after the Christmas and New Year break, said they must redouble their efforts. He said that plans and programmes for the manpower capacity training of the workers had been built into this years’ budget and would be implemented fully when the budget is passed. Udu said there was generational gap in state public service due to long period of non-recruitment and number of experienced hands that had left service and noted the need to bridge it through...
Reasons Lagosians Should Move Their Businesses To Apapa
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Reasons Lagosians Should Move Their Businesses To Apapa

As the Nigerian economy tries to crawl out of its biggest recession in recent decades, small businesses and large corporations are looking for ways to trim expenses and foster future sustainability. Because of this, business owners are slowly but surely reinvesting in their businesses, while maintaining the “saving for a rainy day” mentality. In a bid to avert this financial turbulence while maximizing possible opportunities, many businesses in Lagos, Nigeria, are now uprooting from their existing locations and moving to more “business friendly” areas within the state. Apapa, located to the west of Lagos Island, popularly known for harboring the major’s ports in Lagos State seem to be one of the places some businesses interested in profitability and long-term sustainability have deemed ...
NSCDC To Recruit 10,000 Graduates To Beef Up Workforce
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NSCDC To Recruit 10,000 Graduates To Beef Up Workforce

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Abdullahi Gana, wednesday stated that the paramilitary agency would target the recruitment of 100,000 young graduates to beef up its workforce in line with the growing demands to secure the critical infrastructure of government across the country. The NSCDC boss who made the disclosure after decorating 10 newly promoted officers to the rank of Assistant Commandant Generals (ACG) in Abuja, he said the recruitment has become necessary to meet up with the request for its personnel running into several thousands from the Ministries of Defence, Agriculture, Solid Mineral. He said: “We are facing more and more challenges on daily basis. Just some months ago, we had a meeting with the Federal Ministry of Sol...