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PIN, UK empower 250 youths, women

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kano The Peace Initiative Network in partnership with the Peace Direct has launched an empowerment programme to provide skills for 250 youths and women in conflict areas of northern Nigeria. Participants in the programme supported by the United kingdom-based organisation, who were drawn from Kano and Jos, would receive training and inputs required to start sustainable micro- business in tailoring, Read More

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How Gov Ganduje impacts tricycle operators, mechanics By Abba Anwar

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has made all efforts to impact on the life of tricycle operators and mechanics who cut across all the 44 local government areas of the state. The efforts are well fruited through the training of 1,500 operators to become self-reliant and law abiding road users. Through the office of the Special Adviser on Automobile Idris Read More

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Drug abuse by Katsina women alarming – Masari

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Katsina state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has expressed concern over the high rate of drug abuse among women in the state. Masari disclosed this in Katsina yesterday during the distribution of empowerment materials to 2,500 women across the state. “Report reaching us indicated that you find out that during ceremonies, about 50 per cent of Read More

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Abia north: The true picture of Senator Ohuabunwa’s empowerment outreach

February 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

…Beneficiaries count blessings The lawmaker representing Abia North Senatorial District, Mao Ohuabunwa, has described reports that he empowered women in his constituent with frying pan and camp gas as mischievous and deliberate spread of falsehood. Senator Ohuabunwa, who spoke through his Special Assistant, Uche Okoli described the report as a distortion of fact and misrepresentation of what happened. Okoli said Read More

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MCN, British Council hold peace dialogue in Yobe

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu In order to reduce violence and promote peace, stability and resilience among communities, especially the victims of Boko Haram insurgency, the Managing Conflicts in the North-east, a programme implemented by the British Council, held a one-day policy dialogue forum targeting empowerment and integration. The dialogue was organised in Damaturu, the state capital, recently in collaboration Read More

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Group lauds MTN Foundation skills empowerments programme

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A non-governmental organization, Friends of The Disabled (FOTD) Vocational and Educational Centre has commended the MTN Foundation for empowering 96 youths with disabilities in the past four years to establish their own businesses. So far, people with disabilities have been trained in different skills of shoemaking, sewing, catering, fish farming, among others. Speaking recently during the graduation ceremony at the Read More

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Education tops Borno’s N170bn 2018 budget

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday presented an estimate of N170. 2 billion for the state’s 2018 budget to the state House of Assembly, with education getting the highest amount of N27 billion. Addressing the lawmakers in Maiduguri yesterday, the governor announced that the draft titled “Budget of Resettlement and Empowerment” is to be financed from Read More

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Foundation empowers 1,000 widows in Osun

December 19, 2017 Blueprint 0

A Non Governmental Organisation, NGO, Wale Bolorunduro Foundation, on Tuesday began empowerment for 1,000 widows in the Osun East Senatorial District. Speaking in Ilesa, the Chairman of the foundation, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, who was a former Commissioner for Finance in the state, said that the gesture was part of efforts of the foundation to ensure good living of the people Read More

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Wike pledges religious tolerance in Rivers

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Iyalla Adaye Port Harcourt Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the state will continue to promote religious tolerance for peaceful coexistence, as that is the only guarantee for growth and development in the state. Speaking during a courtesy visit by the leadership of Eckankar Nigeria at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday, governor Wike said every Read More

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3 corps members win Women Trust Fund competition

December 9, 2017 Blueprint 1

Three National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) members have emerged winners of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) Ideathon competition. Fielding questions from journalists at the grand finale/awards of the three best ideas, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NWTF, Olufunke Baruwa, said the Ideathon is a development campaign for generating ideas for inclusive governance from the citizenry themselves. Baruwa Read More

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Young entrepreneurs: Ooni to host Buhari, Tinubu

December 8, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu among others have been slated to attend this year’s Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) in collaboration with the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday 9th December, 2017 in Abuja. The group’s National President for YEN 2017, Read More

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Legion to govs: Give us land for farming

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Nigeria Legion has asked governors to allocate lands to the Corps to enable it to venture into farming as a means of empowering members. It stated that such land would be used for agricultural purposes, including agro-allied businesses, farming, fishing, poultry and other agric-related businesses that would help them to make ends meet. The Legion’s Read More

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Jigawa NDE trains 30 on poultry

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bayo Alabira Dutse Jigawa coordinator of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Alhaji Abubakar Muhammed Jamo, has said 30 persons have been selected for training and empowerment on poultry production across the state. Jambo disclosed this while flagging off the programme at the Agricultural Skills Training Centre (ASTC), Karneya village in Dutse local government area of the state. He Read More

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Gombe plans youth achievers award for excellence

November 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  By Auwal Ahmad Gombe Gombe state government is to conduct the first youth achievers award for excellence in the state to enhance human development and enhance productivity. State Commissioner, Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Mallam Faruq Yarma, disclosed this while speaking during the inauguration of the implementation committee yesterday at Emerald Royal Hotel, Gombe He said that the state governor, Read More

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Empowerment: DYDA youths get sewing machine

November 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by Adeola Tukuru Abuja Diko Youth Development Association (DYDA) has received delivery of a sewing machine from one of its own, General Manager Niger State Environmental Protection Agency (NISEPA) Engineer Lucky Barau, as an earlier promise made to the association to boost skills acquisition amongst the youth in the community. Represented by his Personal Assistant, Illiya Brasher said the Read More

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NUJ empowers women journalists on gender equity, safety

October 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Binta Shama International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has stated that “it is time to empower women attain their potentials in their profession.” National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abdulwaheed Odusile, who was represented by the National Secretary of NUJ, Shuaibu Read More

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Bauchi gov’s wife donates 40, 000 aprons to cooks

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi As part of her contributions to the National Home Grown School Feeding programme being implemented in over 2, 000 public primary schools across Bauchi, the wife of the state governor, Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday, donated about 40, 000 pieces of uniforms and aprons to the women engaged as cooks under the scheme. Speaking while flagging Read More

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IDP plans free vocational training for women

October 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Hasana Ibrahim, an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) from Adamawa state, who relocated to Abuja in 2013 due to the Boko Haram insurgency, has been given a new lease of life. With the successful completion of her free vocational training programme in fashion designing, Ibrahim who also received a sewing machine from the Non-Stop Empowerment and Girls Education Initiative (NSESGI), reveals Read More