2023 and Nigerian youths

May 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

Dear Nigerian youths, I sincerely appreciate all our efforts towards nation building. It’s no longer news that the 2023 general elections are just about nine months away. Over 60 million Nigerian electorate will be exercising their franchise by electing the leaders that to run the affairs of our great nation for four years. But permit me to draw our attention Read More

2023, youth and the bogus nomination fees

May 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

The hope of the youth who are aspiring for various political offices in 2023 may have been dashed with the bogus fees introduced by the two major political parties in the country – the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). TOPE SUNDAY takes a look at the scenario. Nigerian youths through various advocacies have shown commitment Read More

Effects of crystal meth on the youth

April 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Crystal meth is a highly addictive illegal stimulant drug that has lasting negative effects. It is known formally as crystal methamphetamine which is in form of ice glass and looks like shiny rocks or fragments of glass of varying sizes. The drug is an odourless, colourless form of methamphetamine and a synthetic psycho stimulant. Crystal meth, known as mkpurummiri in Read More

2023: As younger Nigerians agitate, who is a youth?

April 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, younger Nigerians have been agitating for leadership positions. PAUL OKAH speaks with a cross-section of Nigerians on the definition of a youth and their chances of the youth clinching power. Youth should organise themselves, establish a political party In discussing youth involvement in politics, it is important to understand the concept and definition of Read More

Our youths and political thuggery

March 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

We live in an age where the integrity of our leaders are measured by the amount of “stolen money” they give to the youth. They buy our conscience with meagre amount of money and turn us to slaves for years. But we fail to understand. Yes, 2023 general elections are fast approaching and many of our politicians will rally the Read More

2023: Analogue leaders’ days numbered – Group

March 12, 2022 Bashir Mohammed Kano 0

A youth group, Nigerian Young Professionals, has said the nation’s youth “will vote out analogue leaders and bring digital ones in the 2023 elections.” Speaking during the unveiling of a project, Green Nigeria Movement (GNM), at Polo Ground in Kano Friday, the group’s chairman, Moses Siasia, said Nigerians were tired of leaders that had failed to move the country forward. Read More

Getting young people into government

February 17, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

For political systems to be representative, all parts of society must be included. When young people are disenfranchised or disengaged from political processes, a significant portion of the population has little or no voice or influence in decisions that affect group members’ lives. A key consequence is the undermining of political systems’ representativeness. Thus, the need to enhance the political Read More

NACA warns Nigerian youth against risky behaviours

February 15, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has called on Nigerians, especially young people, to know their HIV status and avoid risky behaviours. The director-general of NACA, Dr Gambo Aliyu, who gave the advice in Abuja, said “New HIV infection is currently highest among young people aged 15-24 years. It is important to reduce this worrying trend among Read More

Ecobank Nigeria empowers youths with digital technology training

January 13, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

As part of its youth development initiative, Ecobank Nigeria in partnership with Learntor, a comprehensive Agile Digital Transformational training and consultancy company has provided intensive Digital Technology training for selected youths across the country. The training focused on developing the capacity of the youths in Agile, Scrum, Data Analytics, Business Analysis, Cyber Security, and Scrum Master Certification. Speaking during a Read More

The role of museums In youth development

December 30, 2021 Success Rex Oshoke 0

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) says a museum can be defined as a permanent non-profit institution in the service of society and its development which collects, conserves, researches and interprets for the purpose of man and his environment. The museum is therefore a composite organization. According to history, museums play a vital role in the society. Access to the Read More

Nigerian youth’s wrong notion of politics

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

“The esprit-de-corps amongst military personnel has been destroyed; professionalism has been lost. Youths go into the military not to pursue a noble career but with the sole intention of taking part in coups and to be appointed as military administrators of states and chairmen of task forces. As a retired officer, my heart bleeds to see the degradation in the proficiency Read More

2023, the youth and drug abuse

December 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Drug abuse is one of the health-related problems among Nigerian youth and has been a source of concern to education stakeholders. Its social implications to undergraduate students cannot be quantified. Drug abuse is a global health and social problem with distinct conditions and problems that vary locally. The use of psychoactive substances among adolescents and youths has become a subject Read More

Channel your energy into creative pursuits, Ayu charges youth

November 29, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The incoming national chairman of the (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has advised Nigerian youth to channel their energies into creative pursuits adding that the future belongs to youth who prepare themselves. He spoke at weekend in Abuja when a delegation of Benue Youth, under the auspices of Benue Transition Mentees (BTM), paid him a courtesy/goodwill call at his Maitama residence. Read More

Buhari’s ‘DEEL’ with Nigerian youth

November 26, 2021 Femi Adesina 0

What’s the deal for youths in the country, particularly from the Muhammadu Buhari administration? That is a question that often comes from different quarters. Well, the deal for the largest demographic composition, representing about 65% of our population, has been encapsulated under the acronym DEEL. And it’s a big deal, standing for Digital Skill Acquisition, Employability, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. Unfolding Read More

Gov Bala’s magic wand against youth restiveness

November 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

When Governor Bala Mohammed took over the mantle of leadership, little did many believe he would address the menace of restiveness and Sara-suka within the shortest time? Before the coming of the PDP-led government, fear of attacks, pick pocket, vehicle theft and kidnappings had set its base in the ancient city of Yakubun Bauchi. Pessimists began to migrate from the 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

Anambra: Youth ambassador to US warns youths against political thuggery, ballox snatching

November 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Ahead of the Anambra  state governorship election, the Nigerian Youth Ambassador to the United States and Secretary-General, Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), Dr. Raymond Edoh, has warned the Nigerian youths against electoral violence. Also, he appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to trend with caution while discharging its duties during the exercise so that the decision of the masses Read More

Pictures: FG reassures youth inclusiveness, support as first NYC kicks off

November 1, 2021 Editor 0

It was a sight to behold amidst the gathering of youths from various states of Nigeria inside the magnificent velodrome of the Moshood Abiola stadium Abuja as the first ever National Youth Conference (NYC) kicked off. President Muhammadu Buhari who declared the epoch-making event open said his administration has designed and delivered innovative means of empowering Nigerian youths. Represented by Read More

#EndSARS: JusticeNOW urges FG to declare October 20th National Freedom Day

October 25, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

…… Vows to work for safety, progress of youth A non-governmental organization (NGO), JusticeNOW International, (JNI), has urged the federal government to declare October 20th of every year as national freedom day. JNI also vowed to continue working towards the safety and progress of the youth as well as the protection of the sovereignty of Nigeria as one indivisible nation. Read More

Ibrahim, The Sun Newspapers award and matters arising

October 20, 2021 David Onmeje 0

The Sun Publishing Limited, publishers of The Sun newspaper, is one of Nigeria’s leading tabloid. Within a short time of its operations, the medium carved a niche for itself in credibility and media excellence in the industry. Therefore, The Sun Publishing Limited has upped the ante by adding another garland on the shelf of the numerous public service accolades, received Read More

NYSC: Patriots and insurgents

October 19, 2021 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

Any Nigerian graduate youth who had passed through the gamut of national youth service love to tell their experiences with nostalgia.The national service, though faced with its challenges, its prospects far outweigh those challenges. Recently, some Nigerian opinion moulders, at different fora, spoke for or against the continuous existence and relevance of the scheme. While few individuals criticise the activities Read More

BBNaija: Proving the ‘can do’ spirit of Nigerian youths

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

BBNaija, formely known as Big Brother Nigeria, is a Nigerian reality competition television series, based on the Big Brother television franchise, in which, contestants live in an isolated house and compete for huge cash prize and other material prizes, at the end of the show by avoiding being evicted from the house by viewers who vote for their favourite housemates Read More

Abubakar and the task of getting food from farm to fork in Nigeria

October 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The global food system is expected to provide safe and nutritious food to a population that will likely grow from the current 7.5 billion people to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Not only will there be more mouths to feed, but as incomes grow in emerging and developing economies, so too will the demand for meat, fish, and dairy.The global Read More

Re: What if they can’t pay the ransom?

October 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is rather amazing how one, claiming to be an ex-corps member under the faceless name of Bilyaminu Mohammed, woke and wrote a piece in the Daily Trust Newspaper of Monday, September 27, 2021, erroneously castigating the NYSC scheme that has earned itself an impeccable reputation and integrity, nationally and internationally, since 1973 when it was established by an elder 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