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ITF launches IT empowerment programme, trains 700 youth

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has launched the InfoTech Skills Empowerment Programme with the training and certification of 700 youth across the six geopolitical zones of the country. ITF director general, Sir Joseph Ntung Ari stated this  Thursday during the graduation ceremony of the 2019 InfoTech skills empowerment programme held in Kaduna. Ari, who was represented by the Kaduna area Read More

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Foundation earmarks N2.5bn for women, children empowerment

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Osasu Show Foundation has said it is targeting the sum of N2.5 billion empowerment programme for women and children in the next 10 years. The executive director of the foundation, Osasu Igbinedion, daughter of the former governor of Edo state stated this on Tuesday in Abuja during the official unveiling of the project to the press. The event, which Read More

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Domesticate FOI Act, Kogi govt urged

March 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on the Kogi state government to domesticate the Freedom of Information Act in order to promote citizens engagement and empowerment for good governance. Director of NOA, Kogi state directorate, Mallam Mohammed Othman Abdullahi, made the call on Thursday during stakeholders engagement on evaluating the freedom of information act and its impact on national development Read More

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Abuja South Rep empowers widows, youth

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Over three hundred widows and youth from the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were Monday presented with different empowerment items and cash grants to boost their social economic status in their respective domains and villages.   Presenting the items to the beneficiaries in Gwagwalada, Abuja, the House of Representatives member, Abuja south comprising Kuje, Gwagwalada, Kwali Read More

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A critique of Governor Badaru’s J-Power in Jigawa

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Jigawa state government has initiated its own social investment programme, probably to replicate the federal government N-Power. Governor Badaru Abubakar intends to create a programme in which graduates, HND, NCE and diploma holders would be empowered through the wards councilors across the 27 LGAs in the state. The J-Power will be split into three sectors: J-Teach for the education Read More

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Insecurity: Poverty, hunger must be tackled headlong – Kwara gov

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Thursday said “hunger and poverty are catalysts for crimes” which  must be addressed headlong. He identified social inclusion, youths empowerment, and timely administration of justice as keys to fostering peace and development in any society. “We will definitely continue to give the necessary and complementary logistic support to our security agencies. However, we believe that Read More

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2023 is the year of Nigerian youth – NYCN President

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In this interview with ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU, the President National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo speaks on the concerns for the unity of Nigeria youths and their chance in the 2023 general election.  What is the current state of NYCN? While NYCN as the apex youth body in Nigeria like every other body in the country has Read More

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We need your intervention, Lalong tells minister

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, has solicited for the support of the federal government in the empowerment of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state and their reintegration into society. He made the plea Tuesday in Abuja while leading a delegation of the state government to visit the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Read More

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Foundation partners donor agencies to empower Bauchi women

January 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts geared towards promoting and protecting the rights of women and girls in Nigeria, a Bauchi based NGO, Attah Sisters Helping Hand Foundation (ASHH Foundation) has announced the commencement of a 5-year empowerment  project in Bauchi state.  Announcing the commencement of the project in Udubo community of Gamawa local government area of Bauchi state,  executive director of Read More

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Anambra: Lawmaker empowers constituents with relief materials

December 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In the spirit of the season, the member representing Awka South II constituency in Anambra state House of Assembly, Dr Godwin Okafor, on Tuesday, distributed empowerment materials to over 1000 of his constituents. Okafor, while distributing the items which included sewing machines, dryers, desktop computers, shoe-making machines, bags of rice, others, said it was aimed at engaging them to become Read More

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Helpline Foundation fetes 400 widows in Abuja

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of activities to mark the Christmas and New Year celebrations, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Helpline Foundation, for the Needy, Abuja, has feted and empowered over 400 widows and vulnerable women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) during its end of year outreach to widows and the vulnerable. Speaking during the event, the President and Founder of Helpline Foundation, Read More

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Airtel gives Christmas treat to 2,000 persons in Lagos

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas, Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications services provider, on Tuesday fed about 2,000 residents of Oshodi in Lagos State.The initiative tagged ‘Airtel Five Days of Love’, which commenced in the state on Monday, brought the residents together at the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Secretariat. The Airtel ‘Five Days of Love’ programme was Read More

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NIS graduates commend FCT FA chairman for sponsorship

December 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Coaches who have undergone the basic course at the National Institute for Sports (NIS) have expressed their gratitude for the sponsorship they received from FCT FA chairman Adam Mouktar Mohammed. Mouktar Mohammed undertook the full sponsorship of 20 coaches from the FCT as well as many several others. The NIS graduates presented a special portrait of the FCT football boss Read More

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Edo: Court convicts 91 for rape, defilement

November 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 91 persons have been convicted for rape and defilement in Edo State.President of Child Protection Network, Jennifer Ero, said 215 cases bordering on rape were taken to court.According to her, the convictions were secured in courts between 2010 and 2019. Ero stated this during the graduation of Ceremony of over 100 trainees from Society for the Empowerment of Read More

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Take advantage of border closure to grow your business Minister task women

November 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Following the decision by the federal government to shut the borders, the Minister of women affairs and social development Dame Pauline Tallen has charged women on more commitment to agri-businesses accross the country. Tallen gave the charge in Abuja during the 2019 annual conference of the African Women Entrepreneurship Program held on the theme “Positioning for Funding.” Tallen who commended Read More

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Heritage Bank pledges support for women empowerment

October 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Heritage Bank Plc has said it will continue to lend support to causes that promote women empowerment as this will impact positively on the nation’s socio-economic development. Managing Director, Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, stated this at the “Raising Girls Summit ‘19” which held in Lagos as part of activities to commemorate the International day of the Girl-Child. Sekibo, who was Read More

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NGO tasks girls, women on attaining success in science, technology

October 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Graced for Active Progress (GAP) Empowerment Initiative in Nigeria has tasked Nigerian girls and women to work hard towards attaining their full potential particularly in science and technology.  GAP Empowerment Initiative in Nigeria, which was founded by Dr. Grace John-Ugwuanya, in commemoration of the day of the girl- child global event, organised the “Glow With Grace Read More

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Association donates instructional material to schools, empowers women

October 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The South East Yagba Development Association Women’s wing (SEYDAW), has donated books and instructional material to schools in 15 communities as part of their contribution toward enhancing education  in the area. The national president/women leader of SEYDAW, Mrs Ebunlomo Joel, who disclosed this at the second edition of their Education and Empowerment Endowment Fund, at Jege, in Yagba East Read More

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NGO to empower widows, aged in Apo community

October 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Timeline Foundation, an NGO, says it is set to bring succour to widows and orphans in Wumba community in Apo, Abuja, through its empowerment initiative. Founder of the NGO, Miss Precious Lovelyn, made this known in a statement in Abuja Monday. She stated that the initiative had been scheduled for October 26th. She noted that the group was putting together Read More

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Foundation trains over 100 Kajuru youths on vocational skills

September 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

True Foundation, a non governmental organisation that focuses on youth and women mentorship and empowerment has trained over 100 youths on different vocations in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state. Its Founder, Brenda Ataga, said the training programme which was organised in partnership with National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and support from Adara Development Initiative, was aimed at Read More

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Sanwo-Olu, Acess Bank empower women in Lagos

September 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

In a bid to achieve the Lagos state job creation objectives, the state Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Wednesday, launched ‘LSETF W-INITIATIVE’ to provide funding for women entrepreneurs The LSETF W-INITIATIVE is a special intervention fund contributed by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and Access bank Plc, to provide access to affordable finance for female-owned businesses in Lagos state. The Read More

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Kogi: I’ll speak for voiceless women, says female aspirant

August 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ms Rukkayat Ibrahim, an aspirant in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi has promised to be the voice for the voiceless women in the state, if elected governor. Ibrahim made the promise while interacting with journalists in a forum Thursday in Abuja, promising that agriculture, rural development, women and youth empowerment would also receive equal attention. “I also want to fight Read More

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CUPP condemns fake news on alleged ICPC siege on Utazi’s house

August 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Enugu state chapter has condemned false reports that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has sealed the country home of Senator Chukwuka Utazi, representing Enugu North senatorial district. Chief Festus Ogbonna, the CUPP chairman, who spoke in Nsukka, appealed to appealed to journalists to verify their facts before going Read More

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Oyo: Excitement as law maker fetes constituents

August 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The people of Egbeda/Ona Ara Federal Constituency in Oyo state would not forget in a hurry the day their representative in the lower legislative chamber in the National Assembly doled out money to assist indigent women and youths in the area. BAYO AGBOOLA writes. It was payback time in the form of democracy dividends for hundreds of women and the Read More

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Politics of presidential succession

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The American author, James C. “Jim” Collins, said in his book, ‘Good to Great’, “Look, I don’t really know where we should take this bus. But I know this much:  If we get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus, then we’ll figure out how to take Read More