COVID-19: Employers, employees need convenient workplace policies — HR experts

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International (Recruitment and Global Pathways), Aston University, Birmingham, Kathy Daniels, has charged human resources, HR, managers to deliberately create convenient workplace policies for employers and employees considering the impact of Covid-19.

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Visionary leaders needed for sustainable growth — Experts

Leadership experts have said for the sustainability of future generations and economic growth, society must seek responsible and visionary leaders, who are willing to nurture others, take the lonely path and act differently.

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FG inaugurates 8-man Merit Award Governing Board

Calls for thorough discharge of duties By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja The Federal Government last week, through the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, inaugurated the 8-man Governing Board of the Nigerian National Merit Award, NNMA, to as a positive force of transformation. The inauguration was done by the Minister of Special Duties
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CAPPA, AUPCTRE urge FG to dump ‘anti-people water bill’

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, and the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, AUPCTRE, have asked the Federal Government to discard the National Water Resources Bill because of its “anti-people and pro-privatisation sections."

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Reopening: WHO harps on COVID-19 prevention plans

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised the need for effective COVID-19 prevention plans as countries reopen their economies and borders. Its Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, gave the advice during a news briefing from Geneva on Monday. Ghebreyesus said he had observed the eagerness of countries to “get their economies going again”, eight months into
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Discussion still ongoing on school resumption, says minister

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says the discussion is still ongoing on school resumption. Nwajiuba said this during the Presidential Task Force on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing on Monday in Abuja. Also read: Govt. doing everything humanly to bring every child of school age on board – minister While answering a
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Edo refinery to earn $125m yearly from export of naphtha

By Gabriel Enogholase – Benin Edo Modular Refinery being developed by Edo Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited (ERPC) with support from the Edo State Government is set to earn about $125m foreign exchange from the exportation of naptha, which is one of the major products from the facility. Chairman of ERPC, Michael Osime, who disclosed
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Abuja resident doctors begin strike Sept 1 over COVID-19 allowances

By Joseph Erunke – Abuja Medical doctors in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, under the aegis of Association of Resident Doctors, ARD-FCTA, declared Monday that they will begin strike on September 1, over non-payment of COVID-19 hazard and inducement allowance. They also said non-implementation of the variation of the 2018 promotion exercise amongst other issues
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Aftermath of Buhari’s directive: NDDC pays $5.9m to 197 foreign scholars

By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, says it has paid $5,910,000 to 197 beneficiaries of its 2019 Foreign Scholarship Programme with payment processes for 94 beneficiaries of 2018 ongoing. The development follows President Mohammadu Buhari’s marching orders to the commission’s Interim Management Committee (IMC) to expedite the payment following
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