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Trade Union Congress  of Nigeria (TUC),  has   blamed  Federal Government’s austerity measures ,   occasioned  b y the  slump in oil price oil  at the international market  on  the mismanagement of oil and  gas by successive governments.
The labour center  therefore, called on the Federal Government to review its policies that would create a conducive working environment for employers of labour and workers in the country, stressing that the nation’s labour movement may have no options than to resist any Government policies  which  would inflict more hardship particularly after the 2015 general elections.

Industrial Training Fund, (ITF)  has trained 37,000 youths in collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and Bank of Industry (BoI) in two years, Director-General of BoI, Dr Juliet Chukkas-Onaeko has said.
She disclosed that the training was carried out under the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP), which was introduced by the Federal Government two years.

The ITUC has called for fundamental changes in national and international migration policies as the world marked, Thursday, marked   the International Migrants Day.
The General Secretary of the global body, Sharan   Burrow, noted in a statement , that  migrant workers are essential to the functioning of today’s economies, and yet, populist and sectarian sentiment is spreading, with extremism and intolerance moving to centre-stage in many national political environments.

National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has blamed the poor results of the nation’s power sector reforms on insincerity on the part of government. It also blamed new owners of privatized power companies for poor power supply.
The General Secretary of the union, and who also doubles as the Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Joe Ajaero , stated this during a media chat with in Lagos stressing that profit motive had been a key factor militating against the performance of the private power sector.

Recent survey carried out by Enhancing Financial Innovation& Access (EFInA) has revealed that 31.5 million adult Nigerians have declared interest in maintaining accounts with Microfinance Banks (MFB). The survey also revealed that about 2.6 million Nigerian adults representing 2.8 per cent currently have a Microfinance Bank (MFB) account.
The revelation came against the believe that most Nigerians may not want to do business with MFBs as a result of lack of confidence.

Stories by UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst News Editor

•Identifying tasks, assessing the team and communicating are vital in the team building process.

By Steve Schmidt
“I can do it better.” This is what most entrepreneurs are thinking when they start, or buy, a business. And most can! A successful small business owner usually has the skills required to sell and provide good customer service. If they are good enough, the excellent service they provide leads to even more work. Sooner or later though, the workload becomes too much and they need help.

By Patti Fralix
Companies are struggling with the challenges of managing a more diverse workforce. These challenges often relate to mere variation in perspective and goals as a result of generational differences. These are further complicated because of the age differences between managers and employees. Businesses can’t assume that people of varying ages will understand each other or have the same perspective and goals. In order to be successful, managers need to understand and value the generational differences, perspectives, and goals of others.

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