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Breaking: Buhari converts Nat’l stadia, NYSC camps to isolation centres for Coronavirus patients, fumigation begins

March 27, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare has revealed that National Youth Service Corps orientation camps and four national stadia in Nigeria have now been designated as isolation centres for Coronavirus patients. Dare who spoke via his twitter handle also said already plans have been concluded for the fumigation of the new centres to begin. According to him, “Mr. President Read More

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Ebonyi: Corps members desert NYSC orientation camp

March 18, 2020 Editor 0

Batch A 2020 Corps members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have quit their orientation camp Wednesday morning in Ebonyi. Their departure followed fresh directive handed to them by federal government due to deadly coronavirus, Blueprint correspondent reports. When our correspondent contacted the state commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Charles Akpuenika, via phone, he confirmed that the corps members Read More

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NYSC Corps members in cloud nine as N33,000 alert hits accounts

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

Serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have started receiving alerts of N33,000 increased allowance by the federal government, nearly a year after the new minimum wage law was signed. President Muhammadu Buhari had in April 2019, signed the national minimum wage bill into law — a move that gives workers a conditional right to take legal action if they’re Read More

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The NYSC scheme at 46 and national development

May 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

It’s almost a golden jubilee since the establishment of the NYSC scheme in the country. JOHN OBA examines their journey so far. In his independence day anniversary broadcast on October 1, 1972, General Yakubu Gowon, then Head of State announced plans to establish the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) with a view to encouraging common ties among youths in the Read More

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Army promotes 230 senior officers 

December 4, 2018 Editor 0

The Army Council has approved the promotion of some senior officers of the Nigerian Army to the ranks of Major Generals, Brigadier Generals, Colonels and a Lieutenant Colonel, respectively. According to a statement by Director  Army Public Relation Brig Gen. sank Kukasheka Usman, a  breakdown of those that benefited from the promotion shows that 29 Brigadier Generals were promoted to Read More

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NYSC extends registration deadline to Oct 27

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has extended the deadline for registration of corps members at the various camps to Saturday, October 27, especially for newly mobilised Unilorin graduates. Director of Corporate Affairs of University of Ilorin, Kunle Akogun, sent the circular dated October 24 to all state coordinators of NYSC. He said the memo was signed on behalf of Read More

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NYSC deploys 1,413 corps members to Gombe

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,413 Batch C corps members to Gombe state. State coordinator, Mr. David Pwanidi Marson, disclosed this while speaking during the swearing in ceremony of the corps members deployed to the state at Amada Orientation Camp in Akko local government area of the state. He said that the time has passed for dependence Read More

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NYSC extends deadline for registration of corps members

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has extended the deadline for registration of corps members at the various camps to Saturday, October 27, especially for newly mobilised Unilorin graduates. According to Kunle Akogun, director of Corporate Affairs of University of Ilorin, the circular dated October 24 was sent to all state coordinators of NYSC. He said the memo was signed Read More

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2,032 Corps members sworn-in in Anambra

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

No fewer than 2,032 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were yesterday sworn in for 2018 Batch C Orientation Course in Anambra. Kehinde Aremu, coordinator of the NYSC in the state, made the disclosure during the oath taking ceremony at the Umunya Temporary Orientation Camp, Oyi council area. Aremu said the number was made up of 986 males Read More

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From go-slow to standstill: Our daily traffic ordeal

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

You are permitted to read this with a smirk on your face. The UN Information Centre, Ikoyi, offered me a good job in 1974. The centre was headed by a fine Cameroonian gentleman called Pen Malafa. I had just proudly emerged from the crucibles as one of the pioneers in the National Youth Service Corps. A good job was the Read More

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NANS asks FG to prosecute finance minister

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Following the Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun’s resignation, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute the former minister over the forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption letter. Adeosun tendered her resignation on September 14, 2018, 69 days after the details of how she forged her NYSC certificate were published. Read More

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Kazaure advises corps members to use mobile app

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Suleiman Kazaure has called on corps members to utilize the scheme’s mobile application to ensure a stress-free service year and to be up to date with many activities happening in the scheme. Addressing the 2018 Batch B Stream 2 at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Kubwa Abuja yesterday, Kazaure Read More

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INTELS is investing a lot to empower women

August 16, 2018 Editorial III 0

Ogbuenyi Evelyn Okwudili is a beneficiary of INTELS Nigeria Limited’s Women Empower- ment Programme Synergy Scheme (WEPSS). In this interview, she speaks on her strug- gles to acquire a vocational skill when her academic aspirations were cut short You emerged as the best graduating trainee at INTELS Women Empowerment Programme Scheme Synergy (WEPSS) training. Can you give an insight into Read More

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NYSC urges Borno to remove IDPs from camp

February 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged the Borno state government to relocate the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) currently camping at its permanent orientation camp in Maiduguri because ‘relative peace’ has returned to the state. It also urged corps members to stop seeking relocation to other states, noting that the state is now peaceful. Corps members deployed to Borno state Read More