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Nigeria’s unemployment rate has more than double in the last five years—and it could get worse due to the coronavirus pandemic.

How do we break the resilience of high unemployment rate in the country? This is a question begging for an answer for the past decades.

Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, while declaring open a two-day workshop on “Breaking the Resilience of High Unemployment Rate in the Country”, few days ago said: Nigeria unemployment rate to reach 33.5 per cent by 2020. And now, the facts are outpacing.

Many Nigerians working in private and public sectors lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, during the lockdown in Nigeria, some banks layoff their staffs. Also, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development exited the Batch A and B of N-power beneficiaries – in June and July, respectively. Both batches numbered 500,000, and just few of them can boast of being gainfully employed by now. This and many other factors led to the increase in unemployment rate in Nigeria.

The fact is that government can not do it alone. It is time for Nigerians to look inward on what to do to be economically self-reliant. Aside of the (scanty) white collar job, there are other things you can do to be economically independent. The high population of Nigeria is a good factor when considering self employment, whatever product you’re marketing today, there are many household that would be in need of it.

In this article, I present to you 6 top high demand and best selling products you can invest in to be economically self-reliant. In the subsequent articles, I’ll definitely add more.

With little amount of money, you can start off any of the following businesses:

One, *Electronic Goods*
Every home, office, conference room, events centre, school, name it,  needs electronics and this has made electronic goods a high demand and fast-selling product in Nigeria. It can come in the form of household appliances or other forms of equipment that generate power to function.

This business is evergreen. You can start it any time, regardless of your age.  It will help you to become the boss of your own. Before you know it,  you’re already an employer of labour. So, if you have an interest in electronic devices, you can give this business a try.

Some of the high in demand electronic goods that you can sell include; television, DVD players, ovens, washing machines, printers, radios, iron, standing fan, toasting machines, etc.

Two, *Fashion Items*
It is neither a fallacy of inadequate data nor a fallacy of hasty generalization but a real fact that Nigerians are highly fashionable.

The online and offline fashion business is a product of the modern age. This is due to the huge demand for fashion products from millions who are always ready to keep up with the latest trend in the world of fashion.

This is a business that involves the design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, advertising, and promotion of apparel. There are thousands of such apparel in Nigeria today. It is the sales of all styles of clothing and accessories that can be worn by different groups of people. In this business, you can always invest and reinvest, and double your income within short period of time.

It includes the selling of jewelry, belts, watches, underwear, handbags, jewelry, shoes, or simply clothes.

If you are interested in this business area, you can start by selling unique products of specific brands. You can as well sell different brands at the same time.

Three, *Cosmetic Product*
This is kinda makes of feminine business but I put it to you that it’s a unisex business. It is indeed a profitable business you can start with little cash. Cosmetic products are substances for enhancing the appearance and odour of the human body.

This product comes in different kinds and can include; body, skin or facial care products; anti-aging products, aromatherapy, beauty spa, beauty salon, makeup and the likes.

Some of the products include; fragrances, perfumes, personal care, and toiletries, makeup, skincare cream, hair removal cream, etc.

Four, *Health Products*
Health products are also one of the fast selling products in Nigeria. No matter the background, gender, economic status, or other social factors, everyone wants to be healthy, and are willing to pay to achieve their health living goals.

Aside from buying from manufacturing companies, you can also create your own products and market to your audience.

For health and wellness, some of the fast selling products include; Vitamins & dietary supplements, herbal remedies, nutritional and overall health products, weight loss products, sexual wellness products, reproductive health products, body pain relievers e.t.c.

Five, *Baby Accessories*
Baby essentials are timeless. At every stage of development, baby needs new essential accessories. These accessories are important needs and one of the fast selling products in Nigeria. Whether you are expecting a baby, already has a child, or related to a parent, taking care of children is an essential thing.

This includes feeding, clothing, shelter, education, safety, and other areas that contribute to the wellbeing and full growth of a child. At each stage of a child’s growth, some needs are essential and have to be met.

The focus can be on toys, educational books, clothes, baby food, games, shoes, furniture, and the likes. All are profitable if you manage it effectively.

Baby fast selling accessories include; jumpsuits, wipe, breast pump, cloth pegs, water flask, tits, crib, baby carrier, diapers, feeding bottles, jumpsuits, wipe, breast pump, cloth pegs, water flask, etc.

Six, *Phones Accessories*
Cellphones and accessories business is highly competitive but very profitable. There’s no late comer in this business. In fact, you can get double of your investment within few months if properly managed. It is a business that includes the sales of handsets, sales of phone accessories, and phone repair services.

Almost every adult uses phone in Nigeria, I mean every household uses cellphone. The importance of phone to an average Nigerian is unquantifiable.

If you are interested in phones and accessories business, some aspects to focus on include; smart and mobile phones, battery, screen guard, earphones, battery charger, memory card, power banks, headset, modem, USB cable, earpiece, etc.

Hope this is helpful?

Watch out for more in the next articles.

Emmanuel is a sports and politics writer and editor for the Trends Checker. He is a Chelsea fan and has a great penchant for politics. He follows and writes about both sports and political news trends in Nigeria and the rest of the world.

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Nigeria’s Police Chief Dissolves SARS following Widespread Protests

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Nigeria’s Police Chief Dissolves SARS following Widespread Protests

In a press statement released today by the Police Spokesperson, Frank Mba, the Nigeria Inspector general of police has disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad known as SARS following widespread #EndSARS protests.

The statement reads:

PRESS RELEASE​

IGP DISSOLVES THE SPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD (SARS)

In the finest spirit of democratic, citizen-centred and community policing, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has today, 11th October 2020, dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the 36 State Police Commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where they hitherto existed.

The IGP, while noting that the dissolution of SARS is in response to the yearnings of the Nigerian people, observes that by this dissolution, all officers and men of the now defunct Special Anti-robbery Squad are being redeployed with immediate effect.

The IGP notes that the Force is not oblivious of the ever present need to combat armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country which was before now the core mandate of the erstwhile Squad. He assures that a new policing arrangement to address anticipated policing gaps the dissolution of SARS would cause has been evolved and shall be announced in due course.

Meanwhile, as part of measures to prevent a re-occurrence of events that gave rise to the dissolution of SARS, a Citizens’ and Strategic Stakeholders’ Forum is being formed to regularly interface with Police leadership at all levels and advise on police activities as they affect the general public.

In addition, the Force is constituting an Investigation Team which shall include Civil Society Organizations and Human Rights Bodies to work with the Police in investigating alleged cases of human rights violations. The measure, the IGP believes, will enhance transparency and accountability in police services as well as providing a system of deterrence for erring police officers whose action clearly violates the rights of the citizenry.

The IGP appreciates and commends all citizens particularly those who genuinely express their concerns for a better policing orientation in an organized, patriotic and civil manner. He reaffirms the determination of the Force to bequeath to the country a Police Force and System that is professional in service delivery and most importantly, accountable to the people.

DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

The dissolution follows widespread protest all over the country following police harassment, stealing, extortion and killing of innocent citizens especially the young men. The protest has attracted support with the hashtag #ENDSARS across the country and already gaining attention from other countries of the world.

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Making money is something that can happen with everyone without having to have learnt supernatural skills or arts or being a rich kid with too much money in the account. You can make money with what you have currently and how you are.

First, sell old stuff.
If its something you cam do without and you don’t necessarily need or use it, why not you make a token from it? Selling old household items and you’re not using anyway is a great way to clear out your place and make extra cash at the same time!

Second, sell handmade goods.
If you’re handy with arts and crafts, you can sell these through sites like Etsy. It may not make you rich, but it can make a great sideline income

Third, offer your Services.
Do you like kids, pets, or seniors? Why not sell your time taking care of and keeping other people’s loved ones company? This is a good way to get in some socialization and pick up some spending money.

Fourth, do Freelance work.
If you’re handy with a turn of phrase, you can turn this into income by selling your work to e-publishers, article-writing sites, and even self-publishing. It’s a good way to meet new people, make new connections, and generate income!

Fifth, Opinions
Everyone has an opinion on something. Why shouldn’t you get paid for yours? There are websites and companies that are willing to pay for your input and ideas on making their products and services better!

Sixth, do consultations. Consulting work can be fun and actively rewarding, and it pays well if you’re really good at what you do. Example tutoring, helping build a better website, or even giving interviews and information for books and articles can all help you make extra money while doing things you’re truly passionate about.

Seventh, Donate blood. Blood banks, plasma, always need plasma and blood products to help treat sick and critically injured people. Depending on your blood type, you could turn your blood products into a helpful source of extra income.

Eight, be a Sperm donor. Although with the idea of selling DNA might not be exactly appealing to the sellers, however, for couples who have a hard time conceiving by traditional methods, this can help them know the joy of parenthood and help you out by giving you some bucks. Win-win situation! Be the Joy!

Ninth, donate Egg cells
Egg cells are by far the most sought-after and costly form of conception assistance. A woman selling her eggs could realize upward of US$10,000 on one batch, making this a very lucrative way to help yourself while helping others create a new life!

Tenth, Blog advertising space.
If you have a blog, you could be making money at it. High-traffic blogs with interesting or controversial material can be leveraged to create an additional revenue stream for minimal work on your part. Selling blog advertising can help you draw more traffic to your own site with more money for your pocket.

You don’t have to have huge capitals to start earning, start anyhow.

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Nigerian Labour Unions Suspend Planned Strike Actions

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Following a series of meetings with the Nigerian government, the two major unions in the country, Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have shelved their planned national down-tooling and nationwide protests earlier slated to begin today, 28th September 2020.

The unions had earlier planned to protest the increments in the prices of electricity tariff and petroleum motor spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol.

The increments came into effect on September 1 allegedly causing the people of the oil-rich nation some pains owing to the prices of goods and services that skyrocketed.

The planned protest was suspended following agreements reached by the warring parties through a communique signed by the representatives of the government and the unions. The statement was released to the press and a copy is reproduced below:

JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE RESOLUTION OF TRADE DISPUTE* *BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA (FGN) AND THE ORGANIZED LABOUR REPRESENTED* *BY THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS (NLC) AND THE TRADE UNION CONGRESS (TUC) HELD AT THE STATE* *HOUSE BANQUET HALL ON SUNDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER 2020

A Bipartite Meeting between the FGN and the two Labour Centres – Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC),
Having been convened at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja to discuss emerging labour issues arising from recent cost – reflective Electricity Tariff adjustments and deregulation of the downstream sector of the Petroleum Industry,
Recognizing the public outcry and protest over the recent Federal Government twin policies on Electricity Tariff Reform and full implementation of deregulation of the downstream sector of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry resulting in the planned nation-wide industrial action by Organised Labour,
Bearing in mind the spiral and negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on world economy,
Further bearing in mind that due to impact of COVID-19 pandemic the world is undergoing socio-economic transition which has affected price stability, sustainability of enterprises, employment, and other socio-economic indices,
Acknowledging that the spiral and negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy has given rise to the need for a new socio-economic order,
Recognising the need to sustain enterprises for retention and creation of jobs as well as sustainable growth and development,
Acknowledging the need for social concertation between the Federal Government and workers’ representatives, namely the two Labour Centres – The NLC and TUC,
To aid in the dialogue and communication, the Federal Government side made presentations to show the state of economy and the drive behind the recent cost – reflective Electricity Tariff adjustments and deregulation of the downstream sector of the Petroleum Industry,
Bipartite meeting to address and resolve the issues in dispute between the FG and Labour Centres were held on September 15, 24, and 27, 2020,
After exhaustive deliberations on the issues raised by Labour Centres, the FGN stated that it has fashioned out palliatives that would ameliorate the sufferings that Nigerian workers may experience as a result of the cost – reflective Electricity Tariff adjustments and deregulation of the downstream sector of the Petroleum Industry. The palliatives will be in the areas of transport, power, housing, agriculture and humanitarian support.
After thorough debates and negotiations on various issues raised by all parties, the following resolutions were reached and mutually adopted:
ELECTRICITY TARIFF REFORMS

The parties agreed to set up a Technical Committee comprising Ministries, Departments, Agencies, NLC and TUC, which will work for a duration of two (2) weeks effective Monday 28th September 2020, to examine:
the justifications for the new policy in view of the need for the validation of the basis for the new cost reflective tariff as a result of the conflicting information from the fields which appeared different from the data presented to justify the new policy by NERC;
metering deployment, challenges, timeline for massive roll – out.

The Technical Committee membership is as follows:
Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN – Hon. Minister of State Labour & Employment – Chairman
Mr Godwin Jedy-Agba – Hon. Minister of State Power – Member
Prof. James Momoh – Chairman National Electricity Regulatory Commission – Member
Engr. Ahmad Rufai Zakari – SA to Mr. President on Infrastructure – Member/Secretary
Dr. Onoho’Omhen Ebhohimhen – Member (NLC)
Comrade Joe Ajaero – Member (NLC)
Comrade Chris Okonkwo – Member (TUC)
1no. Representative of DISCOS – Member
The Terms of Reference (ToR) are as follows:
To examine the justification for the new policy on cost – reflective Electricity Tariff adjustments.
To look at the different Electricity Distribution Company (DISCOs) and their different electricity tariff vis-à-vis NERC order and mandate.
Examine and advise Government on the issues that have hindered the deployment of the six million meters.
To look into the NERC Act under review with a view to expanding its representation to include organized labour.
The Technical sub – committee is to submit its report within two (2) weeks. During the two weeks, the DISCOs shall suspend the application of the cost – reflective Electricity Tariff adjustments.
The meeting also resolved that the following issues of concern to Labour should be treated as “stand – alone” items:
The 40% stake of Government in the DISCO and the stake of workers to be reflected in the composition of the DISCO’s Boards.

An all-inclusive and independent review of the power sector operations as provided in the privatization MOU to be undertaken before the end of the year 2020, with Labour represented.

That going forward, the moribund National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) be inaugurated before the end of the year 2020 to institutionalize the process of tripartism and socio dialogue on socio – economic and major labour matters to forestall crisis

DOWNSTREAM SECTOR DEREGULATION

Consequent upon the critical review of the various challenges of the downstream sector of the Nigeria oil and gas industry vis a vis the incalculable losses associated with a subsidy regime the Country has been incurring in terms of, stifled growth in the downstream sector, diminished human capital development and massive financial leakages and flight. This is in addition to the dire financial circumstances of the Federation that precludes any ability to sustain any subsidy on PMS and making deregulation of PMS inevitable. Consequently, the Parties agreed to the following:

All parties agreed on the urgency for increasing the local refining capacity of the nation to reduce the overdependency on importation of petroleum products to ensure energy security, reduce cost of finished products, increase employment and business opportunities for Nigerians.

To address (1) above, NNPC to expedite the rehabilitation of the nation’s four refineries located in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna and to achieve 50% completion for Port Harcourt by December 2021, while timelines and delivery for Warri and Kaduna will be established by the inclusive Steering Committee.

To ensure Commitment and transparency to the processes and timelines of the rehabilitation exercise, the management of NNPC has offered to integrate the national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) into the Steering Committee already established by the Corporation.

A Validation team comprising the representatives of the NNPC, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), NUPENG and PENGASSAN will be established to monitor progress of the rehabilitation of the refineries and the pipelines/strategic depots network and advice the Steering Committee periodically.

Post rehabilitation, NNPC shall involve the PENGASSAN and NUPENG in the process of establishing the operational model of the Nation’s refineries.

The Federal Government will facilitate the delivery of licensed modular and regular refineries, involvement of upstream companies in petroleum refining and establishing framework for financing in the downstream sector.

NNPC to expedite work on the Build Operate and Transfer framework for the nation’s pipelines and strategic depots network for efficient transportation and distribution of Petroleum products to match the delivery timelines of the refineries as agreed.

The Federal Government and its agencies to ensure delivery of 1 million CNG/LPG AutoGas conversion kits, storage skids and dispensing units under the Nigeria Gas Expansion Programme by December 2021 to enable delivery of cheaper transportation and power fuel. A Governance Structure that will include representatives of organized Labour shall be established for timely delivery.

GENERAL INTERVENTION

To cushion the impacts of the downstream sector deregulation and tariffs adjustment in the power sector, the Federal Government will implement the following:

A specific amount to be unveiled by the FGN in two weeks’ time will be isolated from the Economic Sustainability Programme Intervention Fund and be accessed by Nigerian Workers with subsequent provision for 240,000 under the auspices of NLC and TUC for participation in agricultural ventures through the CBN and the Ministry of Agriculture. The timeline will be fixed at the next meeting.

Federal Government will facilitate the removal of tax on minimum wage as a way of cushioning the impacts of the policy on the lowest vulnerable.

Federal Government will make available to organized labour 133 CNG/LPG driven mass transit buses immediately and provide to the major cities across the Country on a scale up basis thereafter to all States and Local Governments before December 2021.

Housing: 10% be allocated to Nigerian workers under the ongoing Ministry of Housing and Finance initiative through the NLC and TUC.

Consequently, the NLC and TUC agreed to suspend the planned industrial action.

ORGANISED LABOUR;
___________________ __________________
Ayuba Wabba, mni Quadri Olalaye
NLC PRESIDENT TUC PRESIDENT

_________________ __________________
Emmanuel Ugboaja Musa Lawal Ozigi, mni Secretary General NLC Secretary General TUC

_________________ __________________
Williams E. Akporeha Festus Osifo
NUPENG President PENGASSAN President

___________________ __________________
Martin Uzoegwu Chris N. Okonkwo
President NUEE President, SSAEAC

FOR GOVERNMENT:

__________________ _______________________
Timipre Sylva Festus Keyamo, SAN
Hon. Min. of State Petroleum Hon. Min. of State Labour & Employment

__________________ _____________________
Alh Lai Mohammed Godwin Jedy-Agba
Hon. Min. of Information & Culture Hon. Min. of State Power

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Sen. (Dr.) Chris Nwabueze Ngige, OON, MD.
Honourable Minister of Labour & Employment

_______________________________
Boss Mustapha
Secretary to the Government of the Federation

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Corona Virus, Covid’19 hit the country Nigeria, hard in March and April, causing a whole lot of things to be put on hold as a result of this deadly virus, Virus are meant to be small organisms that cannot be seen with the natural eye, save the use of machineries, like a microscope, right? However, this Virus grew in its capacities and shut down economies, and that says a lot.

  1. Build capacity: its not about how you are now, or what people see you as, it’s about how big you dream of and picture yourself.
    The virus grew –  Growth is not static and cannot be hidden, growth is also deliberate. The Virus grew so great and shut down economies, killed some just by the fear of it and destroyed a lot of lives.
  2. It is within you, those potentials and ideologies that can yield more than you imagine, its within, if you can be deliberate about growing, you can take on the world, and instead of crippling economies, you can make then stronger!
  3. People love to be associated with success and greatness, if you choose to grow great in the little and unseen capacity you’ve found, develop it and build strategies, holding in high regard your secret place you’re ready to soar at eagle’s pace.
  4. The secret place is where ideas are discovered, Christians call the secret place a place of prayer, study of the word of God and meditation, others call the secret place a place of meditation and where you can clearly reason, which ever one you choose to call it, no enterprise grows large without a secret place.
  5. So the virus put a stop work order on a lot of things, it also benefitted quite a number of people greatly.
  6. Rest: Many individuals working white-collar jobs have practically become slaves to their employers, stay-at-home merely gave them breathing space, although its quite unfortunate because the verdict was soon changed to work-from-home but isn’t that way better than work-at-office or store?
  7. Family time: the lockdown gave a lot of people time to spend with families. It is no news that some kids don’t know their parents or one parents because before the wake up in the morning, the parents have gone to work, and they stay out till after the kids have slept if one isn’t careful, one could affirm that these said parents and kids ate playing a game of “hide and go seek”.
  8. Versatility: the Lockdown period gave people a lot of time on their plate to learn new courses online, it also made digital marketing the order of the day. People broke the internet with their numerous creativity and added fame to themselves.
  9. My Instagram was hacked😂😂 I guess learning new things comes with the need for experimentation. Some person in Abuja hacked my 4 years old Instagram account and I haven’t been able to retrieve it till date.
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United Airlines launches nonstop flight from Washington to Lagos

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United Airlines launches nonstop flight from Washington to Lagos

As from late March 2021, the United Airlines headquartered in the United States of America will begin a nonstop service between Nigeria and the United States, announced the airline.

It says that this is part of its plans to expand its global route network across more countries. Except other airline operators follow suit, United Airlines would become the only airline serving the Washington, D.C route from Lagos, with three weekly flights.

The new service marks the United Airline’s return to Nigeria which it previously served up until 2016. According to a statement by Marcel Fuchs, the company’s Managing Director, International Sales: “We are excited to announce our return to Nigeria. This new nonstop service will strengthen our international route network and provide our customers from Nigeria with direct access to the United States and the possibility to connect via our Washington Dulles hub to destinations across the Americas.” He expatiates by saying that connecting Lagos to the U.S. will open up new opportunities for both business and leisure travellers and help their customers in Nigeria reconnect with friends and family around the world.

United’s new service from Lagos to Washington Dulles will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The revolutionary design of the Dreamliner offers customers many features for increased comfort such as large windows, spacious overhead storage and modern LED lighting to simulate a full day, helping passengers adjust their internal clock on the trans-Atlantic flight. In addition, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and smoother ride help customers feel rested on arrival.

United Airlines is a major American airline with its headquarters at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. Popularly known as United, the airliner operates a large domestic and international route network spanning cities large and small across the United States and all six continents. Measured by fleet size and the number of routes, it is the third-largest airline in the world.

It is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance with a total of 28 member airlines. Regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express. United was established by the amalgamation of several airlines in the late 1920s, the oldest of these being Varney Air Lines, which was founded in 1926.

United Airlines is publicly traded through its parent company, United Airlines Holdings. Inc, which is a Delaware corporation on the New York Stock Exchange.

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