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Alleged corps members’ flogging: NGO wants IGP to launch investigation

July 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

A non-governmental organisation, Anti- Kidnapping, Human Trafficking, Drug and Child AbuseInitiative, (AKH-TRACADA) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, to urgently investigate alleged ‘merciless flogging’ of a member of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Zamfara state, Mr Michael. The NGO also called on federal government, the state governments, the Department State Services (DSS), Read More

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NYSC to bridge foreign students’ mobilisation gap

July 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

As part of efforts to solve the problem of mobilising unqualified foreign graduates for service, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has commenced process of bridging communication gaps with foreign corps producing institutions in Africa by holding stakeholders meeting with managements of the concerned institutions. The meeting held in Abuja Thursday had representatives’ from159 institutions across Africa. Addressing the delegates, Read More

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7 corps members to repeat service year in Nasarawa

July 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa state, Thursday recommended that seven Corps members of the 2018 Batch B stream II posted to the state will be demobilised for absconding from their Places of Primary Assignment (PPA) during the service year. NYSC Coordinator in the state Hajiya Ramatu Sanda, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Lafia. Read More

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NYSC most enduring national institution – Gowon

July 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

After 46 years of its establishment, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is said to be one of the most enduring national institutions in Nigeria. The founder and former head of State, General Yskubu Gowon, stated this Wednesday in Abuja while addressing stakeholders at a sensitisation workshop organised by the Legal Department of the scheme. Gowon who was represented by Read More

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Corp member dies after applying using sniper

July 8, 2019 Editor 0

A corps member serving in Osun State has died after allegedly applying popular insecticide, Sniper, to her hair to kill the lice troubling her. Sources said Juliana had gone to a salon, where it was discovered that her hair was infested with lice and she decided to get rid of them with Sniper. However, she covered her hair with a cap Read More

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Presidential awards: NYSC urges new corps members to emulate colleagues

June 21, 2019 Editor 0

The National Youth Service Corps has urged the newly sworn-in corpsmembers in Ebonyi to emulate their colleagues who recently receivedNYSC presidential awards and Federal Government (FG) automaticemployments. Mrs Ann Ibe, NYSC Coordinator in Ebonyi, disclosed this on Thursday atthe corps permanent orientation camp in Afikpo during the 2019swearing-in ceremony of the batch ‘B’ stream 1 corps members. Ibe three corps Read More

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Breaking: INEC offers employment to NYSC members

June 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who distinguished themselves during the 2019 general election will get automatic employment. INEC’s Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who spoke Monday in Abuja during the presentation of laptops and phones used by the European Election Observation Mission to 75 corps members who were selected by Read More

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FCT Minister assures security for corp members

May 28, 2019 Editorial II 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)  Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello, has reassured of  security for members of the National Youth Service Corp  (NYSC)  serving in the FCT, saying mobilisation of youths from different parts of the country  across the nation over the years united the country. Bello stated this Tuesday in Abuja as a special guest at the 2019 Read More

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NYSC DG warns staff against cyber-crimes

May 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned members of staff to guide against acts that may jeopardize the gains made in the deployment of Information Communication Technology solutions into the Scheme’s operations. Ibrahim gave this warning in his address at the training workshop organized for ICT desk officers drawn from the 36 NYSC Read More

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Kogi NYSC Cordinator perish in auto crash

May 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Kogi Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Oludolapo Ahile, has died in an auto crash. The Assistant Director, Public Relations, Kogi NYSC, Adedapo Tayo, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the coordinator was involved in a ghastly accident alongside her husband on Keffi-Akwanga-Lafia highway in Nasarawa State. Mr Tayo said the accident occurred at Lafia axis Read More

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FG ready to pay NYSC members new minimum wage – Minister

May 17, 2019 Editor 0

The minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said that National Youth Service Corps members will now receive the new minimum wage as allowance. While speaking to the press on Thursday, the minister revealed the government’s effort to work on the modalities of the new minimum wage. “Apart from the increase of the minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000, there is Read More

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Insecurity: NYSC withdraws 20 Corps members from Bayelsa community

May 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yenagoa zonal office has withdrawn 20 Corps Member serving in Famgbe Community, Bayelsa State, over activities of armed youths terrorising the community. A community source who craved anonymity said armed youths suspected to be cultists invaded the residence of the Corps Members, tied them and carted away with  their belongings. “After collecting their belongings, Read More

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Breaking: Kazaure out, Ibrahim in as NYSC DG as Army redeploys senior officers

April 26, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army on Friday announced that Major General SZ Kazaure has been redeployed as Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Brigadier General S Ibrahim from Nigerian Army University Biu has been appointed to replace him. This was made known via a statement from Army headquarters in Abuja and made available to Blueprint by spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa who Read More

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Oyetola warns Corps members against influencing posting

April 16, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, has advised corps members posted to the state to accept their postings to primary place of assignment in good faith and deliver as expected of them. He warned the corps members against influencing their posting to the urban cities alone, assuring that the state would ensure their good living in the state. Speaking at Read More

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NYSC in Osun relocates 261 over pregnancy, other ailments

April 8, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Major General Sulaeman Kazaure, has advised corps members to shun unauthorised visit in their respective states. He frowned at what he described as ‘unpalatable news’ about corps members who are used to leaving their primary place of assignment to visit families and friends without approval of the state Director. Addressing corps Read More

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2,169 corps members take oath of service in Osun

March 29, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state, on Friday, admitted 2169 members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, deployed to the state for the 2019 Batch ‘A’ service year, on oath. The corps members were admitted on oath by Justice Jide Falola, who represented the state Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo. Speaking at the swearing-in and opening ceremony in Ede, Osun state, the state Read More

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Election: NYSC boss displeased with welfare of Corps members

February 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Major General Suleiman Kazaure, has expressed his disappointment over the poor treatment of Corp members participating in the election. This is even as he has also intervened in the Corps members plight by ordering the release of mattresses to all corps members participating in the election across the country. The scheme supplied majority Read More

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Compromise electoral process, go to jail, INEC warns NYSC members, others

February 5, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission has warned the its staff, National Youth Service Corps members and other ad-hoc staff in the forthcoming polls against compromising the electoral process. The commission said the welfare of all cadres of staff had been adequately taken care of during the exercise, and that anyone found wanting will be prosecuted and jailed if found guilty. Read More

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NYSC board inspects facilities, scores FCT camp high

November 10, 2018 Editor 0

The National Chairman of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Governing Board, Ambassador Fatima Balla Abubakar, has said that the NYSC Permanent Orientation camp, Kubwa, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), remains one of the best in Nigeria. Abubakar stated this  during an inspection visit  by the Governing Board. Their visit was to ascertain the state of facilities in the camp as well Read More

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National Library partners NYSC to promote reading culture

April 14, 2018 Administrator 0

The National Library of Nigeria has said it is collaborating with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to promote readership campaign across the country. Prof. Lenrie Aina, National Librarian, said this during an inauguration of the Readership Promotion Campaign on Tuesday in Abuja. The theme for 2018 campaign is “Sustaining Life Long Reading For Positive Change.” According to him, there Read More

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Cultists jailed in Bayelsa for attacking Corps members

March 27, 2018 Administrator 0

Two suspected cultists, Prince Ikerewu and Mosain Moses have been remanded to Okaka Prison, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state by Justice Ebereyin Omukoro for their involvement in the attack and robbery of Corps members at their Lodge at Angalabiri, Sagbama local government area of Bayelsa state. The suspects were arrested by youths of Angalabiri community and handed over to the Police after Read More

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NYSC urges Borno to remove IDPs from camp

February 9, 2018 Administrator 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

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Dalung cautions corps members over clash with soldiers

December 9, 2017 Administrator 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has charged Corps members to maintain peace and discipline during their mandatory 10-month service period to the country. In a statement by his Special Assistant (SA) Nneka Ikem Anibeze, Dalung gave the charge following reports of an alleged clash between soldiers and Christian corps members at Karaye Local Government area of Read More

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NYSC announces resumption date for new batch

November 18, 2017 Administrator 0

  National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has confirmed Tuesday, November 21 for the opening of orientation camps for prospective Batch B, Stream 1, corps members nationwide. This was announced yesterday on the Twitter handle of NYSC. NYSC spokesperson, Adenike Adeyemi, also confirmed the date to Premium Times. NYSC said registration would commence that Tuesday, while cut-off date for the registration Read More

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  2,224 complete NYSC in Osun

November 2, 2017 Administrator 0

Another 2,224 graduates on Thursday completed their one year mandatory service from the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Osun state. The passing out parade ceremony of the 2016 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1, was held at the orientation camp, Ede, Osun State. Addressing the corps members, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, advised them to propagate the unity Read More