Peace, security: FG’s commitment to build youth’s capacity unprecedented – Official

November 18, 2022 Bashir Mohammed Kano 0

The federal government has expressed determination to sustain the tempo of building the capacity of the youth so that they could be included in the search for peace. It disclosed this at the opening of a two-day Capacity Development Workshop on National Action Plan on Youth Peace and Security, organised by Actionaid in conjunction with Disputes Resolution and Development Initiative Read More

Taking the youths out of unemployment through empowerment

October 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

Towards taking the youths out of crime, a lawmaker from Kogi state has empowered his constituents with business starter parks as SALIHU OYIBO reports. Worried by youth unemployment in Kogi Central Senatorial district especifically in Okene/Ogori-Magongo federal constituency, the lawmaker representing the constituency Hon Yusuf Ahmed Tijani Damisa had done a lot to the people of the constituency since 2011 Read More

Nigeria’s wasted young generation

September 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

It’s our day, the youth. The youthful age is the most interesting, vibrant and active period in one’s life where a person is robust to acquire knowledge, skills and experience for both his personal and communal benefits. Many countries use this category of people to achieve their developmental objectives. But the question is: “is Nigeria using its younger generation for Read More

NGO trains 400 youths on ICT skills in Ibadan

September 6, 2022 Akande Tunde’s Movement 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Akande Tunde’s Movement (ATM) has trained about 400 youths in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Speaking during the presentation of certificates to beneficiaries recently, the founder of the Akande Tunde’s Movement, Dr Kazeem Akande, explained that the two months of computer training was organised as a part of his contribution to the Read More

2023 election campaigns: Admonition to govt, youths

September 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

The 2023 general elections are fast approaching; it remains less than seven months. The dust of the running mate saga has settled. The next line of action is the public campaign and it is swiftly jugging closer as well. The crux of this article is mainly to give the card-carrying members of all the registered political parties, the youths, and Read More

Whither the leaders of tomorrow?

September 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

Many issues are bothering Nigerians. But, the most troubling one is the prolonged strike by the Academy Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, as it affects the future of Nigerian students. The ASUU continued after a meeting with the federal government last Wednesday ended in a deadlock because the federal government could not meet the lecturers’ demands. The government has failed Read More

9mobile lends voice to global call for collaboration among youths

August 16, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

Nigeria’s telecom service provider, 9mobile, has lent its voice to the global call for collaboration among generations to build an equitable, peaceful, and prosperous society while emphasizing the importance of building a society that encourages more youth representation. The telco made the call while marking this year’s International Youth Day themed; Inter-generational Solidarity: Creating A World for All Ages, during Read More

How Nigerian youths are fast becoming political mavericks

July 28, 2022 Gidado Yushau Shuaib 0

“My notion of democracy is that under it, the weakest shall have the same opportunities as the strongest. Western democracy, as it functions today, is diluted fascism. True democracy cannot be worked by twenty men sitting at the centre. It has to be worked from below, by the people of every village.” – Mahatma Gandhi. In the last few weeks, Read More

Nigeria-2023: Crying aloud for the youth II

July 26, 2022 Prof MK Othman 0

As discussed in the first part of this piece, some parents belabour and overpamper their children, doing everything possible to make them live the sunny side of life. There is another category of parents who shirk away their parental responsibilities. About two weeks ago, there was a programme on Freedom FM Radio, Kaduna, which featured a story of an Islamic Read More

Before we blame our youths again

July 25, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

For almost six months now, public universities have been shut down due to the ongoing strike action because of trade disputes between the workers and the government. Over the years, Nigerian youths have always been at the receiving end in terms of the blame game that they throw at them when national discourse is concerned. Examination malpractice, drug abuse, rape, Read More

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