Police arrest 67 IPOB members for unlawful assembly, Nigerian soldier jailed for killing WHO staff and more
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
Nigeria to reopen secondary schools on August 4, 2020 WASSCE to begin August 17, Google not opening
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Tuesday.
Equivalent of 400 million jobs lost during pandemic, ILO says
The International Labour Organization has said the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on jobs has been much worse than previously expected. Its latest report showed the number of hours worked globally between April and June was 14% lower than in 2019, which the ILO said is the equivalent of the loss of 400 million jobs. The employment situation is unlikely to recover until 2021, according to the UN agency, and then only if the virus is under control.
Nigeria politicians scandalous fight over new 774,000 job slot II Inside Stuff
Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, talks about how members of the Nigerian national assembly fight dirty with the minister for labour, Festus Kayamo over the new 774,000 job slot.
US jobless claims top 26 million as lockdown continues
Some 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. It brings the jobless total since the coronavirus lockdown began to a record-breaking 26.4 million. Many economists believe layoffs may have peaked, although state unemployment offices say they're still overwhelmed with new applications. Also, France cracks down on companies applying for state aid, saying they can't be based in tax havens or issue dividends. Air France's CEO has said he won't take his annual bonus, with the carrier on course for €10 billion in emergency support from the French and Dutch governments.
India: Women fight for advancement
In India women are still underrepresented in the labor market. Patriarchal structures, sexual discrimination and worries about their security make it difficult for women to find jobs. An initiative wants to change this.
Cardi B's visit causes uproar as Toke Makinwa and Yomi Black fight dirty on Twitter
On Monday, December 9, Toke Makinwa and Yomi Black had a go at each other after the latter reshared a post from Soji Ogunnaike questioning the source of the former source of wealth.
Fashion's silent titans: The secret lives of press officers
They're key actors in the world of fashion – but rarely seen or heard. It’s the job of press officers to come up with innovative communications strategies to get the media to relay their brand's messaging. And then there's the small matter of getting customers to believe the brand is worth those hefty price tags. It’s complicated work that requires diplomacy, a way with words and audacity.