Focus on Police reforms, coalition urges #EndSARS protesters

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition for Democracy (CD) has urged #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria to focus on the theme of their campaign on reforming the Nigeria Police in order not to allow subversive elements hijack the protest. President of the Coalition, Comrade Samson Atawodi, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja, said since President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020, Read More

Breaking: At last, FG announces when NYSC camp ‘ll reopen

October 15, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has just announced the date for reopening of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) camp nationwide. Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare who made that announcement via his Twitter handle, Thursday morning, said the camp will reopen on November 10, 2020. He wrote, “The Resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camp for prospective Youth Corpers has been Read More

Breaking: Diri remains Bayelsa governor, Tribunal rules

August 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has just affirmed the election of incumbent governor Duoye Diri. The tribunal on Saturday dismissed the petition filed by Owei Tongue Woniwei, the candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. The tribunal delivered by a member of the three-man tribunal, sitting in Abuja, further held Read More

Breaking: Another man sentenced to death in Kano

August 12, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

NGF ON B/HARAM, BANDITRY … Says Mailafia’s allegation on gov’s B’Haram membership weighty …DSS grills, releases ex-CBN boss over comments …I didn’t corroborate my claim – Mailafia …Banditry in North-west reducing – El-Rufai, Bello …Gunmen kill one, kidnap 2 in Katsina, police kill one in Delta By Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos, Hamidu Sabo, Katsina, Musa Umar Bologi, Abuja and Amaechi Okwara, Asaba  The Read More

NYSC, Hall 7 Project to build skill acquisition centre

July 22, 2020 John Oba 0

The partnership between National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and Hall 7 Project, a private estate developer company has been re jigged to yield greater results. This, according to a statement by the director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, follows a discussion between the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim and the Chief Executive Officer of Hall 7 Project, Read More

Corps members’ll get June, July stipend – NYSC

June 30, 2020 John Oba 0

Management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has denied report alleging that corps members’ stipend for both June and July would be paid together, saying all qualified corps members will be paid allowance for the month of June, while in addition, those passing out from service in July will receive July stipend as well as transport allowance. The scheme in Read More

‘Nasarawa corps members didn’t fight over religious favouritism’

April 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa state has debunked an online publication alleging a bust-up between Muslim corps members and their Christian counterparts due to religious favouritism. This was contained in a statement issued the coordinator of the scheme in the state, Mr. Stephen Dewan, in Lafia on Friday. According to him, the online publication titled, “Religious fight in Read More

Queries as trails go cold on Channels reporter Owolabi’s death

April 3, 2020 AMEH EJEKWONYILO 0

Nearly one year after the death of Channels Television reporter Precious Owolabi investigation into the circumstances of his death may have gone cold lending credence to speculation that he may have been felled by ‘friendly fire’. AMEH EJEKWONYILO reports. It’s almost one year after 23-year-old Precious Owolabi of Channels Television was gunned down while covering a violent protest by members 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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2 corps members get automatic jobs, 8 sanctioned in Gombe

March 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

A total of 1, 203 corps members passed out at a colourful ceremony held at the Gombe Pantami Stadium to mark the completion of the mandatory one year  National Youth Service for the 2019 Batch ‘A’ corps members in the state, Thursday. Of the number, 2 were offered automatic employment by the Gombe state government for being outstanding in their Read More

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NYSC rewards 4 members, 28 to repeat service in Oyo

March 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

Oyo state coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Grace Ogbuogebe on Thursday hinted that 28 corps members were sanctioned while 24 others were remobilised in the state for contravening the act establishing NYSC. Mrs Ogbuogede dropped this hint in Ibadan at the passing-out parade of the 2019 Batch ‘A’ corps members deployed to the state, held at Read More

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Don’t come to camp with fake certificate, NYSC DG warns prospective Corps members

February 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned prospective Corps members with fake credentials to stay off its orientation camps across the country as the scheme gets set for the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course. It said that anyone caught would be arrested and prosecuted. The Director-General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this warning in his office in Abuja. He Read More

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NYSC, ITF set up technical committee to reinvigorate partnership

February 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) have agreed to set up a technical committee to reinvigorate their partnership on the empowerment of corps members for self-employment.  A statement by the director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said this decision came when the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, paid a courtesy visit Read More

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Nwosu commends Buhari for increasing corps member’s allowances

February 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

The governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in 2019 Imo state election, Chief Uche Nwosu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government for increasing the allowances of the National Youth Corps Members (NYSC). Nwosu also said the issue of security in the country should be an all inclusive thing adding that Nigerians should not vilify President Muhammadu Buhari  for Read More

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Needless controversy over NYSC ‘Khaki’ dressing

December 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

Not too long ago, something reared its ugly head. It was the controversy surrounding the appropriate and legitimate uniform (Khaki) for corps members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC). Two serving ‘corpers’, Messrs. Okafor Love Obianuju and Odji Oritsesolaye, according to media reports, were recently dismissed from an orientation camp (in one of the State) for flagrantly refusing to Read More

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NYSC to launch radio station in 2020 – DG

December 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaib Ibrahim, has said the scheme would it radio in 2020. He also said the scheme would spend N32 million on smart prosthetic limbs for Corps Member that lost his right hand in the course of travelling to his place of primary assignment in Taraba state. The DG Read More

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FC Ifeanyi Ubah attack: NYSC exonerates corps members

December 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

As reactions continues to trail the recent attack on  FC Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club by some daredevil gunmen dressed in NYSC uniform, the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme has exonerated its members, saying corps members neither bear arms, nor carryout stop – and – search operations.  The scheme in a statement signed on Tuesday in Abuja Read More

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Bauchi to construct hall, hostels at NYSC camp

December 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Bauchi state government has plrdged to expand the multi-purpose hall and upgrade the administrative block at the orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Wailo, Ganjuwa local government area of the state. The state governor, Bala Mohammed, made the promise Monday during the swearing in ceremony of the 2019 Batch C, Stream 2 corps members posted Read More

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Corps members, students and the nation

November 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

It was memorable and engraved in my heart till today. I, therefore, still remember it as if it happened yesterday. I was joyous and savouring the euphoria of my excellent performance in my junior secondary school examination. Then came the first day of resumption as a senior secondary student. I had arrived in the company of my classmates, all looking Read More

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NYSC DG commends corps members over Bayelsa, Kogi elections

November 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier General, Shuaibu Ibrahim, has commended Corps members that served as INEC adhoc staff in the last Saturday’s Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections. The DG stated this on Monday in Abuja during his visit to the FCT orientation camp in Kubwa, saying over 20,000 foreign trained Nigerians uploaded online for mobilisation but Read More

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Still on the tenterhooks of our new ‘allowee’

November 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

It is appalling that the chronicle of the minimum wage which has been in the news, has indeed created so much clamor that not only workers, but Corpers too are getting apprehensive to receive alerts on the increase. So many are hoping they enjoy the increase as the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim Read More

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26 NYSC members to repeat service in Kano

October 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

Twenty six members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano state have been asked to repeat their service year for absconding from their places of primary assignment. The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Ladan Baba, who disclosed this, Friday in Kano, warned that any corps member found guilty of absconding from his or her place of primary Read More