Nigerians want new administration to tackle power, unemployment problems
May 29 is around the corner and Nigerians are getting set to usher in a new administration. Part of what Nigerians want the new administration to focus on is power and unemployment.
Declare state of emergency on unemployment, Senate tells Nigerian govt
Declare state of emergency on unemployment, Senate tells Nigerian govt.
Are Nigeria’s job creation efforts sufficient?
Nigeria recorded a National Unemployment rate of 23.1 percent for the third quarter of 2018 according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Bobboi Kaigama, President of the Trade Union Congress joins CNBC Africa to assess the government’s efforts at job creation ahead of the World Labour Day.
U.S. adds 196,000 jobs in March, jobless rate holds at 3.8%
U.S. nonfarm payrolls beat estimates with an increase of 196,000 in March, while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.8 percent.
Teaser : Nigeria drowning in plastics
The level of threat plastic waste poses to man and nature is phenomenal. In a country like Nigeria where unemployment is very high, professionals examine the threats and how plastic waste can create huge job opportunities along the recycling value chain.
Strategies to curb unemployment in Africa
At the 52nd Conference of African Ministers in Marrakech, Morocco, CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters caught up with Said Adejumobi, Director of the Sub-Regional Offices for Southern Africa at the United Nation's Economic Commission for Africa and discussed strategies to curb unemployment in Africa.
U.S. adds 20,000 jobs in February, Jobless rate falls to 3.8%
U.S. nonfarm payrolls increased by 20,000 in February, the weakest level in more than a year, while hourly earnings topped projections and the unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent.
U.S. adds 155,000 jobs in November, jobless rate holds steady at 3.7%
U.S. payrolls increased by a less-than-expected 155,000 in November, while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.
The Gambia's failed asylum-seekers
The Gambia is one of the poorest countries in the world. 22 years of dictatorship and high unemployment has made migration a lucrative option for young people. But when they're returned home they can find themselves overwhelmed by a sense of shame.
Gambling boom in Nigeria exacts steep price
In Nigeria, the gambling industry has seen a huge boom in recent years, benefiting state coffers. One of the most popular games is lotto, but there's a growing addiction among people who are already down on their luck due to poverty or unemployment.