Take advantage of FG’ s skill development, empowerment initiatives, Minister tells Nigerian youth

April 28, 2022 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has challenged youth in the country to take advantage of various opportunities initiated by the present administration to sharpen their skills in order to meet up with the 21st century challenges for employability and entrepreneurship. Dare gave the charge on Wednesday in his office in Abuja when he received a Read More

Participate in active politics, Minister beckons Nigerian youth

April 23, 2022 Editor 0

The federal government has called for the active participation of the Nigerian Youth in the political process, especially now that the country is about to witness another general rlections in 2023. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, made the call on Friday during the closing ceremony of the voter registration and youth mobilization workshop on the implementation Read More

Low Nigerian youth participation in politics

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

In a decent community of right thinking humans, any argument against the distinctiveness and divinity in the position and responsivities of young people in nation building could be termed ‘insanity’ for upon them lies obviously, the strength, the energy and the innovation necessary for building a tomorrow that will work for us all.  A report by Statista.com  ranks Nigeria in Read More

What to expect as youth ministry powered National Youth Conference gets underway

October 30, 2021 Editor 0

It is two days to the much anticipated National Youth Conference (NYC) organised by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD), billed to commence on 1st November and end on Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021. Unlike other conferences of its ilk, what sets this apart from is that it is largely private sector driven, with Nigeria’s development partners playing Read More

Music star addresses ‘police impunity’ through music

October 24, 2021 Idachaba Eleojo Sunny 0

Exploring the notoriety of some law enforcement officers, their unchecked impunity and flagrant violation of the rights of Nigerians, a music artiste, Ibejii, takes the world on a journey in his newly released EP, ‘Intermission’. The six-track project is a collection of songs with themes relating to the problems of Nigerian youth who have openly expressed their dissatisfaction through protests Read More

2023: 12 presidential aspirants to join ADC – National chairman

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Hon. Ralph Nwosu, has revealed that about twelve presidential candidates of different political parties have agreed to join his party, adding that Nigerian youth have agreed to adopt the party come 2023 general elections. Speaking at the national secretariat of ADC Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially received former Presidential candidate Read More

Group tasks NSCDC, FRSC, others on transparent recruitment

October 5, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network (NCSN) has urged government agencies to exercise high level of transparency in their recruitment processes  NCSN in a press briefing Monday, tasked the leadership of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) to emulate their sister agencies while conducting their recruitment process.  Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zakari Hashim, Read More

Independence: End insecurity now, NCP tasks govts

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Conscience Party (NCP) has called on government at all levels to deploy strategies that will end insecurity bedeviling the country.The party also called on other political parties to emulate by allowing inclusiveness. In a statement released Friday in Abuja by the Special Assistance to the NCP’s national chairman, Comrade Omole Olusegun, asked all members of the party “to Read More

NANS, NYCN, Ohaneze youth back EFCC in Enugu

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

A group of youth organisations in the Southeast comprising the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ohaneze Ndigbo Youths, on Ftiday pledged their support for the fight against economic and financial crimes in the southeast region. They made the pledge during a visit to the Enugu zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Read More

Youth empowerment: FG signs MOU with Konga

September 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In its avowed determination to continue to harness youth potentials for improved socio-economic growth and development in the country, the federal government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KONGA to empower the Nigerian youth through the exploration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) with a view to building their capacity towards self-reliance and employability. The Minister of Youth Read More

Blueprint publisher tasks youth to emulate IBB on unity

August 17, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Chairman and Publisher of Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi has called on the Nigerian youth to draw lessons and emulate the leadership qualities of former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda towards building a united nation. Malagi stated this on Monday while speaking at the launching of a biography of the former ruler as part of activities ahead Read More

Minister restates FG’s support to “legitimate” miners

August 12, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Mines and Steel Development Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite has reiterated the Ministry’s readiness to collaborate and support legitimate entrepreneurs in the mineral sector. He said that such companies add values to the economy and create employment for the teaming Nigerian youths. Adegbite stated this while on a working visit to ZEBERCED Limited Quarry, along Arab Road, Kubwa, Abuja, to Read More

International Youth Day: Minister Dare assures of more youth empowerment, support

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government will continue to empower Nigerian youth especially in the area of innovative developmental skills Dare who spoke on Thursday during 2021 International Youth Day celebration in Abuja said the theme for this year’s event which is ‘Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Read More

Senator Odey restates commitment to job creation through ICT

July 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial district, Stephen Odey, Friday pledged his commitment to job creation through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to empower youths. Odey made the pledge while responding to journalists in Abuja on the bill seeking to establish Institute of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Ogoja, which he sponsored and passed by the upper chamber on July 7, 2021.  Read More

Senator Ogba advocates establishment of federal varsity of sports, Nkalagu, National Sports Commission

July 9, 2021 Editorial III 0

… Enumerates benefits of the varsity, commission The Chairman Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development, Senator Obinna J. Ogba, has advocated for the establishment of a Federal University of Sports in Nkalagu, Ebonyi state and establishment a National Sports Commission. Speaking Thursday in Abuja, during the public hearing on the two Bills, which he sponsored, Senator Ogba said that, among others, the Read More

Use digital knowledge to solve problems, Ajiya urges

July 8, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Digital Bridge Institute, Prof. Mohammad Ajiya, has called on Nigerian youth to use digital knowledge to solve problems. To this end, Ajiya disclosed that the world was evolving and inclining towards digital technology, and called on the youth to build their skill in order to be at abreast of the development. The institute CEO, who Read More

Why APC need Almakura as National Chairman

June 28, 2021 Ukkasha Hamza Rahama 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) came to be in 2014 after three political parties Congres for Progressive (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) were merged. The ACN was led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ANPP was the current Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu as leader, while the CPC was led by the incumbent Read More

PDP rejects suspension of Twitter tells Buhari not to push Nigerians to the wall

June 4, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vehemently rejected what it described as the “unwarranted suspension” of the social media platform, Twitter, by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, describing it as a “draconian action and a slide towards a fascist” regime in our country. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Saturday asserted that “the suspension of Read More

The man behind the wheels at NYSC

May 31, 2021 Prince Francis Chilaka 0

The appointment of the current Director General (DG) of NYSC was a prophecy long foretold when he was still a young Major in the Nigerian Army, so to most of his close friends and associates, we were not shocked when he was eventually appointed the DG. This is one appointment this government should be very proud of, it’s a round Read More

Disregard bill seeking to scrap NYSC, youth group tells NASS leadership

May 26, 2021 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths have urged the National Assembly leadership to ignore the bill seeking to scrap the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), describing it as “obnoxious”. The Concerned Nigerian Youth (CNY) said  discontinuing the scheme will jeopardise the chances of a greater and united Nigeria as the opportunities acculturation will be totally lost. The group’s President, Obande Gideon Obande, Read More

Over N13m up for grabs as 43rd CBN Nat’l tennis tourney serves off

May 22, 2021 Editor 0

The 43rd CBN National Senior Tennis Open Championship (men and women) has entered the records of being the best in the history of men and women Singles Championship in the country with the highest Singles prize money of One million naira each for the first positions in both categories. Disclosing this in Abuja during the Press briefing to usher in Read More

Nigeria’s greatness lies with the youth, says Onyeama

May 3, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Kwusike Onyeama, has said for Nigeria to be a great country, it is the youth that will make her great. He said if Nigerian youth take their studies in school seriously and embark on entrepreneurship, the sky would be the limit. Onyeama stated this over the weekend while addressing pupils and students during the Read More

Why I offered free JAMB registration for constituents – Sen. Odey

April 21, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District, Senator Stephen Adi Odey, has said that the empowerment of youth is top priority of his administration’s agenda as he engaged youth of the Senatorial district on free Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registration. Speaking with journalists Wednesday in Abuja, Odey said his priority is to give back to youth through Read More

NOA tasks youth on values

April 21, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has charged Nigerian youth to imbibe the national core values and be the agents of change in order to make the country a better society. Speaking at the occasion of national youth submit organised by the agency in Lokoja Wednesday, the Kogi state director, Ambassador Mohammed Othman Abdullahi, said the objective of the submit among Read More

NOA boss to youth: Ignore selfish politicians preaching ethno-religious sentiments

April 16, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The director-general, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari, has urged Nigerian youth to avoid being used by “selfish leaders to further their political ambitions in the run-up to the 2023 elections.” Abari gave the advice in his remarks at a one-day campaign on youth participation in national development tagged, “National Youth Summit 2021” in Uyo on Friday. The director-general, Read More