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Standard Chartered has announced further details on its USD50 million COVID- 19 Global Charitable Fund, established in April to help recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the communities and markets in which it operates. There are two distinct phases to the funding. Phase 1 – providing USD25 million emergency relief for communities – has to date donated USD21.9 million to 128 NGOs, charities and other partners across 52 markets. [ 490 more words ]- Leadership Newspaper

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has made the case for more investment in new skill sets that will enable the youth function optimally in a post-coronavirus (COVID-19) global economy. Obaseki made the submission in commemoration of the World Youth Skills Day, marked by the United Nations and its sister agencies on July 15, each year. The governor said: “COVID-19 is going to be with us for a long time, according to medical experts, and leaders across the world need to start looking at the growth opportunities around the pandemic. [ 293 more words ]- Leadership Newspaper

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has set up an independent panel to probe alleged financial misconduct levelled against suspended management team of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). This comes as the management team led by Adebayo Somefun, insisted that it got approvals for its training programmes and procurement of goods and services. He explained that he had only attended the annual International Labour Conference (ILC) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) once each since he was appointed and denied claims of frivolous spending levelled against him. [ 67 more words ] - Guardian Newspaper

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