Quack Journalists responsible for poor media remuneration in Nigeria – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday criticized the non-payment of salaries of media practitioners by their employers and called for full debate on the whole orientation of media salaries. He said this while declaring open the retreat of the State House Press Corps in Abuja with the theme “Journalists and Retirement Plans’’. The Vice President noted that to avoid the pains of working and goin  g home without benefits all employees, not only of the media, should be compelled to join the government’s contributory pension scheme. Osinbajo stated that the…

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Osun govt. to spend N48.73bn on Ilesa water, sanitation project – Aregbesola

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun says his administration will spend N48.73 billion on the Ilesa water and sanitation project.   The governor said this in Ilesa on Monday at the launch of the project tagged ‘‘the biggest singular project in Osun since its creation’’.   He said that a major part of the funds for the project, which was 65 million U.S. dollars (about N23 billion), had been obtained from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Saudi Arabia.   He added that the loan had a repayment period of 25…

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Ekiti 2018: Guber Aspirant Hosts Young Entrepreneurs, Promise to Make State Independent Economically

A Governorship Aspirant on the platform of the Advanced Progressives Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Ekiti State, Mr. Tope Adebayo has promised to turn around the economy of the state if elected as governor.   Governorship election holds in the state July 14th 2018.   Speaking over the weekend during a round-table dialogue with some Entrepreneurs in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the legal practitioner by profession said his government will create jobs and wealth by reforming the civil service and empower the Small Scale Medium Enterprise (SMEs).   At the no-hold…

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Waging War Against Unemployment through Entrepreneurship – the YPNI Example

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye John Essien, a professor of international repute is a Ghanaian teaching economist at the University of Accra, Legon, Ghana. I met him sometime in April this year at a brain storming session in Kumasi, Ghana where the causes and possible ways out of unemployment in the West African sub-region were tabled for discussion. At the event were students, theoretical economists, young entrepreneurs, and representatives of Heads of government of member states of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), African Union (AU), United Nations (UN)…

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