Tag: unemployment

Op-ed EditorMarch 2, 2017

The Thread: Young people need to look beyond money when getting employed

Experience, they say, is the best teacher. And that experience doesn’t have to be your own. Amara Nwankpa has nothing ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 1, 2017

Editi Effiong: Experience- Even those bad job and internship opportunities are good for you

by Editi Effiong Monday last week, on the verge of signing a major deal, the client’s procurement team sent an ...

Oludolapo AdelanaFebruary 28, 2017

Banning okada will affect the economy – Amaechi

by Dolapo Adelana Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said a ban on motorcycles and tricycles nationwide would have an ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 27, 2017

Opinion: The miseducation of Nigerians

by Anthony Ademuliyu I first read Robert Kiyosaki’s evergreen book ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ in 2005 shortly before I dropped ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 24, 2017

Dr Joe Abah: When money finishes, people remain- The challenges of youth unemployment in Nigeria

by Dr Joe Abah   A few days ago, Mr Bisi Ogunwale, a businessman, reported on Twitter how a young ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 8, 2016

Jonathan Mairiga: Times and seasons [Nigerian Voices]

by Jonathan Mairiga Most times in life, the picture we get from events and situations are not exactly what they seem ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 23, 2016

Opinion: Youth unemployment and Nigeria’s economic aspirations

by Kehinde Ibiteye Since 1962, through its first National Development Plan (NDP), Nigeria has had several economic aspirations. The country ...

ToluNovember 17, 2016

Octagon Session: Why aren’t the skills gap training in Nigeria creating the desired impact?

The Octagon: We appreciate your taking time out to join this chat session which is one of the first of ...

ToluNovember 17, 2016

Timeline: President Buhari’s administration may actually be creating jobs

During the campaigns, President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC made unemployment a focal point. The key promise was to provide ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 14, 2016

Opinion: Essential skills to get the job of your dreams

by Kelvin Bob-Manuel   Whenever I hear someone advising people to dream big  (especially when it comes to applying for ...

Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 9, 2016

EFCC recruitment: 200,000 apply for 750 slots

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday said it received over 200,000 applications for the 750 vacancies in ...

Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 9, 2016

Dangote to employ 250,000 Nigerians – Official

250,000 Nigerians would be gainfully employed by the Dangote Group according to an official of the company. Executive Director (Communications) ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 4, 2016

Opinion: From bus drivers to conductors

by Anthony Ademiluyi When I did my National Youth Service Corps in a foreign multinational in the bustling city of ...

RoqeebahNovember 1, 2016

BLOOD MONEY XIII: The architect who became a boatman

Last month, YNaija.com launched its Monthly Citizenship Dispatches, which explores in detail, the lives and realities of Nigerian citizens across ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 31, 2016

Feyi Fawehinmi: Matching talent with opportunity

Feyi Fawehinmi Around mid-April 2015, a friend of mine who works with Kaduna DISCo sent me a message saying they ...

Isime EseneOctober 29, 2016

Dele Momodu: Another look on how to tackle unemployment

by Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, let me say that nothing worries me more than the lack of jobs for our teeming ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 21, 2016

Why I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. When Maria Grette first discovered that the 58-year-old Danish man with whom she had fallen in ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 20, 2016

Lekan Olanrewaju: Let’s talk NYSC [NEW VOICES]

by Lanre Olanrewaju I’ve spent the better part of the past week listening to my friend do some variation of ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 19, 2016

Opinion: Is the Federal Civil Service Commission recruitment exercise a scam?

by Ibironke Oluwatobi The level of unemployment in the country has made recruitment news seem like an oasis in the ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 14, 2016

Nene Henshaw: Exploits of an intending intern [NEXT]

by Nene Henshaw Few months ago, I went to look for a job as per, final year, long summer, let ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 8, 2016

Opinion: Nigeria’s twisted search for happiness

by Imoisili Ehinomen In March this year, Nigerians were ranked by the United Nations as the 103rd happiest people in ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 4, 2016

Adetoye Sokunbi: You’re not special; you just have internet [New Voices]

Last week, I got an email from who would have been my new boss, that the offer for a writing position ...

Isime EseneOctober 3, 2016

YNaija Editorial: To a better 57th Independence Day anniversary

56 years is a lifetime in the life cycle of any nation. For one whose union has been severally tested ...

Isime EseneSeptember 23, 2016

Opinion: The true story of unemployment among youth in Nigeria

by Segun Adebiyi Since the inception of the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian news has been abuzz with ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 19, 2016

Gbenga Sesan: The funnel effect in Nigeria’s education system

First, it was Facebook. And now, it’s WhatsApp. You get added to a group, everyone welcomes you, you’re excited about ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 8, 2016

Opinion: You’re not stuck, you’re Afraid – Fear as a strong adhesive

by Kynene Nwaobasi We all know that one person who is stuck on a job they hate, or who is ...

RoqeebahSeptember 2, 2016

Aero, First Nation, United Airlines shutdown… how long before Nigeria does under PMB?

by Roqeebah Olaoniye It’s only the 2nd of August, less than a two years into his administration, three airlines have ...

AzeezAugust 31, 2016

Buhari is completely destroying Nigeria – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari is “completely destroying the country.” In a statement released by ...

Isime EseneAugust 13, 2016

Dele Momodu: Time to ease the unemployment logjam

Fellow Nigerians, let me say right away that the biggest problem confronting our world today is that of mass unemployment. ...

Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 2, 2016

Opinion: How agriculture can solve Nigeria’s unemployment crisis

by Chambers Umezulike The Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics has pegged Nigeria’s general unemployment rate at 12.1% as at the first ...

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