Opinion

Immigration Recruitment Tragedy: My Niece Was Involved, By Dele Agekameh 

“I mean we were out to look for job and not to be treated like refugees.”   In the wake of the hullabaloo that greeted the unfortunate death of more than 19 applicants at the charade recently organised by the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, I reached out to Evelyn Abiodun,…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Looking For Jobs, Finding Death, By Femi Fani-Kayode

One day Nigerians will appreciate the importance of facts, figures and statistics and the consequences of tolerating atrocious, lousy, insensitive and unaccountable governments. Whether anyone likes to accept it or not, the bitter truth is that 80 per cent of our GRADUATES are unemployed in Nigeria today whilst 51 per…
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Opinion

A Recruitment Tragedy, Moron Moro and a Sordid Blame Game, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

A bad system produces bad products. I am not surprised the system threw up an Abba Moro at the helm of the Interior Ministry. The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) made N7billion from the sale of forms and vests to 7million candidates seeking employment with the agency. The sale of forms…
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Opinion

Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Tragedy: Matters Arising, By Tolu Ogunlesi

"If we can’t provide for today’s 100 million or so young people, how will we take care of double that number?" When it rains it pours. These are not the best of times for President Jonathan. Just when the clamour for answers to the mystery of the missing $20 billion…
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