Survival Fund Registration: All you need to know

Image describing Nigeria Survival Fund registration

As the portal for registration of prospective beneficiaries of Nigeria Survival Fund opens today, Payroll Support scheme commences today. Consequently, the website for Payroll registration opens today, Monday from 10 pm, September 21.  The Survival Fund is one of the programmes in the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan, NESP. Objectively, the plan came into being in other to cushion the socio-economic hardship unleashed by the COVID-19 outbreak. Also, its implementation is for one year, which has started with this registration. Additionally, the worth the MSMEs Survival Fund is N60 billion, which part of  N2.3…

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Marking International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

The image demonstrates why International Day of Clean Air needs urgent actions

Tomorrow is the first International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies. The theme for 2020 is “Clean Air for All“. In a lead up to the first #WorldCleanAirDay, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres  calls for all to work together to build a better future with clean air for ever. “Around the world, nine out of every ten people breathe unclean air. Air pollution contributes to heart disease, strokes, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. It causes an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year, predominantly in low- and middle-income countries.…

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Bogoro’s Push for Problem-Solving Research in Nigeria Timely

Prof Bogoro of TETFund addressing media on research in Nigeria

Nations all over the world develop through innovative solutions that emanate from various researches carried out by members of their academic and other independent researchers. Having realized this for a while now, the Executive Secretary, ES of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro is working assiduously to improve the quality of research in the Nigerian tertiary institutions. Solutions to most of the challenges facing Nigeria can come through research and development. Not just any kind of research though, but the one that is solution-oriented or problem-solving.…

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A brief on Earth Day and Nigeria

A deserted image of southern Nigeria

Every April 22nd marks Earth day. It is a day for calling on world leaders and individuals to act on improving the earth’s health. This year’s event is the fiftieth and it happens in a time of global health pandemic. Earth Day in Nigeria should be day citizens and government alike use in renewing commitment to a healthy environment. A look at the origin of Earth Day advocacy shows high significance to Nigeria. In 1970, some angry environmentalists in the United States staged a protest against oil spills in California.…

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COVID-19 Lockdown in Nigeria exposes weaknesses in the country’s systems

There is no problem being faced by Nigeria as a country today that another nation has not witnessed before or currently facing. The weaknesses in the country’s systems owe mainly to the poor governance structure and poor leadership decisions. The Coronavirus, COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria is showing how weak our systems are, and what the direction of discussion Nigerians need follow. The COVID-19 outbreak is something the world has not seen before, at least since 1918. It is exposing the vulnerabilities of many countries including advanced economies like Italy and…

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GREEN POEMS: A PLACE OF BIRD

Nwachukwu a place of bird poem and green burns

A Place of Bird: A bird of passage  Is life that passes each day refusing to die.  And a bird is here Wandering around there  Saying, nothing and learning men A BOTTLED BIRD are pictures of heart on the book Telling life story.  They  are pictured mind Of birds on television  On BBC news.  Beautiful  seamstress  Who mimic bird voice on the movie  Snow White and soft voice.  They are little bird Bottled hope of many nests For years  & unheard.  They are chased away  Birds and mothers out of their…

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GREEN BURNS: Thoughts on Green Nigeria

Nwachukwu a place of bird poem and green burns

A PLACE  WHERE  GREEN BURNS: GREEN BURNS Is where poverty pours fire inside their minds Break them into black Little leaves.  Dying in the burning day as flame When the big tree yard is small. A footprint of smoke Descends as burnt offering & they hide in the cloud.  We dance in a choke of worries Till we become grey madness A footprint of smoke All our mouths could speak  Is blame- smoke-blame- smoke.  Till the year run all over.  TWO Out of repair.  The blessing gate is  Hanging half…

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Minimum Wage: Costs of FG and Labour Unions Negotiation Deadlock

Some member of NLC protesting over new minimum wage

The controversy trailing the new minimum wage approval by the federal government late last year is something that need not be an issue. But for the fact that both parties failed to negotiate properly during the meetings that result in the N30,000 wage. Realistically, shabby preparation is synonymous with Nigeria for virtually everything the government does. From budget preparation to preparing for the Olympics, the country always waits for the last minute to do things properly. For instance, the 2019 general elections postponed for two weeks because of failure of…

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