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Urgent reforms needed to ensure Africa creates the 450m jobs it needs in 20yrs by Natasha Odendaal

Less than a quarter of the 450-million new jobs needed for Africa’s youth over the next two decades will be created unless urgent reforms to boost productivity and competitiveness are undertaken.The ‘Africa Competitiveness Report 2017’ reveals that Africa’s working age population is growing faster than jobs are being created and, with the current policies in place, only 100-million new...

Nigerian graduates need 21st Century skills to be employed – Pearson

With approximately 11 million people between the ages of 15 and 34 out of work in Nigeria, it is becoming more important than ever to tackle the country’s youth unemployment challenge with practical and effective solutions.  Without a doubt, higher education plays a key role in reversing unemployment trends in Nigeria, and in helping young people to establish meaningful...

Harnessing waste management value chain can increase revenue — Idowu Desmennu

As states look for ways of increasing their internally generated revenue, Engr. Andrew Idowu Desmennu, Managing Director/CEO of Andrew D. Idowu and Co. says they should look in the direction of waste management and stop capital flight occasioned by processing waste outside their domains. He says the company has come up with a system whereby people can earn money...

Africa has the world’s fastest-growing labor force but needs jobs growth to catch up by Omar Mohammed

Over the last five years, Africa has seen the highest rate of population growth at about 2.5% annually and by 2050 a quarter of the world’s population will be on the continent.Put another way, of the 2.4 billion new people on the planet by 2050, 1.3 billion of them will come from the continent, based on data from the...

Tackling the manpower crunch in the engineering sector By Nicole Tan

Recent statistics show an increase in engineering graduates, however companies are still finding it hard to fill vacancies. Channel NewsAsia's Nicole Tan looks into what is causing the manpower crunch. Engineering forms the backbone of the Republic’s economy, with about close to half of the economy relying on input from engineers. While there have been more engineering graduates in the...

SGF, Babachir Lawal Urges NSE, NCS To Deploy IT To Fight Crime

Mr Babachir Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has tasked the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) to deploy Information Technology to fight crime. A statement signed by Mr Bolaji Adebiyi his Director of Press, said Lawal made the statement on Tuesday in Abuja when the leadership of the two associations paid...

President Buhari’s Jobs Search By Garba Shehu

The ongoing ministerial briefing of the President at the State House, Abuja, put a spotlight on an important sector long neglected by previous administrations, yet one that can create millions of jobs.The first briefing of a President by the Ministry of Science and Technology and its parastatal organization, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, NASENI, over a...

LET MERIT SPEAK FOR YOU….Dapo Lam urges 2014 Graduate Industrial Loan Scheme Applicants.

Oyo State Commissioner for Industry,Applied Science and Technology Mr. Adedapo Lam-Adesina today Thursday 28th August,2014 at a meeting with all applicants for the 2014 Graduate Industrial Development Loan Scheme charged them on the need to let merit be the deciding factor in selecting beneficiaries.He spoke against the backdrop of some applicants who had been lobbying him through different channels...

OYO MIAST UNVEILS PLAN FOR THE MUCH AWAITED GRADUATE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT LOAN SCHEME.

YES!!!The much awaited and anticipated “Graduate/Small Scale Industrial Development Loan Scheme” is finally here.As part of the Transformation Agenda of the Senator Abiola Ajimobi Administration, the Ministry of Industry, Applied Science and Technology under the Leadership of Mr. Adedapo Lam-Adesina is starting a scheme to give opportunity to unemployed graduates and the unemployed who desire to be self-employed and...

OYSSIC holds Maiden Annual General Meeting…re-brands to OYSMIC

The Oyo State Small Scale Industries Company Limited on Thursday 22nd May 2014 held its first Annual General Meeting where the vision and mission were reviewed with the sole aim of developing, encouraging and promoting the growth of Small and Medium Scale enterprises in the state.The AGM which was held at the Boardroom of the Company had in attendance...