September 24, 2021
  • September 24, 2021

How Chinese firms mistreat, exploit Nigerian workers

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Nigeria is a key destination for numerous Chinese manufacturing firms, with clusters located in the southwestern cities of Lagos, Ogun, and Benin City, in the oil-rich Niger-Delta region. However, these Chinese companies too often mistreat, exploit, and abuse their Nigerian staff, who have been subjected to what the Nigerian lawmaker Ndudi Elumelu described as  “slavish conditions.” Over...

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Why the world must end inequitable access to Covid-19 vaccine ~WTO Chief

by on September 21, 2021 0

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Tuesday said the inequity in accessing COVID-19 vaccines is unacceptable. Okonjo-Iweala, who spoke after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari  in New York, said she briefed the president on efforts to mobilise COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to Nigeria. She expressed displeasure over the “lopsidedness” in...

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ICPC arraigns ex-NIS Officer over certificate fraud

by on September 21, 2021 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a retired Chief Superintendent of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Imam Aminu over alleged forgery of academic certificates. The Commission, in a 4-count charge brought before Justice A.O. Abong of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court 18, sitting in Gwagwalada, Abuja, averred...

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Covid-19 Surge: Nigeria may bar unvaccinated person from govt facilities

by on September 20, 2021 0

Nigeria may consider barring unvaccinated person from accessing government facilities, among other measures, if the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy being witnessed continues. The government may take the decision if the government did not notice any significant improvement after the ongoing enlightenment and engagement across the country. The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development...

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Nigeria battles worst cholera outbreaks in years

by on September 14, 2021 0

Nigeria is seeing one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years, with more than 2,300 people dying from suspected cases as Africa’s most populous country struggles to deal with multiple disease outbreaks. This year’s cholera outbreak, with a higher case fatality rate than the previous four years, is worsened by what many consider to...

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