OPINION: Unemployment, agriculture and sustainable development

By Jerome-Mario Utomi At a time Nigerian youths were waiting patiently for the Federal Government to offer sustainable road map for restoring the health and vitality of the nation’s democracy, the Federal Government on 30th June, 2020, through the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, announced the commencement of…

OPINION: Of serial rapists, vampires and demons (2)

By Isaac Chii Nwaogwugwu Yes, the banks have been adopting unconventional and not-so-customer-friendly methods in realising their dubious targets. But are the banks alone in this nefarious behaviour? No! Far from it. That same practice goes on unchecked in the telecommunication sector, especially in the Global System of Mobile communication and data vending subsectors of…

Times guest Columnist, NBA: Two wrongs

By Ray Ekpu The Governor of Kaduna State, Mr Nasir El-Rufai was expected to be one of the guest speakers at the 60th annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) that ended at the weekend. Rufai is not in any way shy of controversy. He either courts controversy or controversy corners him. At this…

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

By Elizabeth Osayande 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. She maintained that employers should always consider fairness and flexibility in this regard, and not make assumptions on behalf…

COVID-19 allowance: Abuja resident doctors begin strike Sept 1

The Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Capital Territory Administration (ARD-FCTA), will from Tuesday, September 1, go on strike, over non payment of their COVID-19 hazard and inducement allowances, as well as non implementation of the variation of the 2018 promotion exercise amongst other issues.   The strike action follows the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum earlier…