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FCT pilgrims’ board begins orientation on Hajj 2020

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja, Saturday said it will commence the first phase of its education and orientation exercise for intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj. Spokesperson of the board, Muhammad Lawal stated that Islamic scholars have already been mobilised for the exercise scheduled to take place at the permanent hajj camp in Abuja. The spokesperson further stated Read More

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Coronavirus: NYSC refutes postponement of 2020 orientation

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has refuted reported postponement of the 2020 Batch “A” orientation programme scheduled to commence nationwide on 10th March, 2020. The NYSC said the publication is false and misleading. The scheme in a statement Sunday in Abuja  by the director, press and public relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, said as a proactive action, it has put in Read More

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NYSC DG tasks state coordinators on corps members’ safety

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has tasked state coordinators on the safety and welfare of corps members during the 2020 Batch A orientation exercise. Ibrahim said this in Abuja Tuesday at the 2020 Batch A pre-orientation meeting of management with Area Coordinators, State Coordinators, camp directors, camp commandants and collaborating agencies. He said the coordinators Read More

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I ‘ll make Rivers NYSC camp best nationwide – Wike

November 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has re-emphasised the commitment of his administration to make National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp, Nonwa-Gbam Tai,  the best in Nigeria.  He stated this on Monday at the camp, while presiding over the the closing ceremony of 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 orientation course exercise for corps members deployed to the State.  Read More

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Xenophobic attack: Edo dep gov salutes Buhari’s quick response

September 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Edo state Deputy Governor, Mr Phillip Shauibu, Monday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s quick response during the xenophobic attack in South Africa. Shauibu said this shortly after presiding over the 2019 Batch ‘B’ stream II corps members passing out parade from orientation camp at Okada. He said that the singular action the president took changed the phase of the whole Read More

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Edo set to complete new NYSC orientation camp as DG pleads for corps members allowance

August 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Edo state government has assured the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) management of the timely completion of the on-going new ultra-modern Orientation Camp in Okada.This is even as the NYSC director general, Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, appealed for the payment of monthly allowances for Corps Members deployed to the state and also the minimum statutory state government’s subvention for NYSC Edo Read More

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Anambra: Obiano set to inaugurate 7th assembly on democracy day

June 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has said he would inaugurate the 7thAssembly of Anambra State House of Assembly on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 which is now Nigeria’s official democracy day. According to the Clerk, Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr Pius Udoh, the governor conveyed his readiness to inaugurate the 7th Assembly in a letter he addressed to Read More

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NYSC DG warns corps members against fraudsters, drugs

March 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Major General Suleiman Kazaure, on Sunday called on 2019 batch ‘A’ corps members currently undergoing orientation course not to indulge in any act of criminality that could land them in trouble.   The NYSC DG issued the warning when he paid unscheduled visit to the permanent orientation camp of the scheme in Read More

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NDE trains over 10,000 unemployed persons in farming‎ in Enugu

November 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

About ten thousand unemployed persons in Enugu have benefitted‎ from the Rural Employment Promotion Programme and the Environmental Beautification Training Scheme, EBTS, of the National Directorate of‎ Employment. The state coordinator of the directorate, Chief Sylvester Okpe disclosed yesterday. Okpe gave the hint while briefing journalists on the occasion of orientation programme for beneficiaries of the three months skills acquisition programme packaged by Read More

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Gov Ahmed tasks varsities on entrepreneurship education

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has challenged higher institutions of learning to place emphasis on entrepreneurship education with a view to making students gainfully engaged after graduation. Ahmed handed the challenged when he received the Governing Board of the University of llorin, led by its Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Oyekan, who paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Read More

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Taraba youths urged to embrace digital communication

March 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Senior Special Adviser to Sokoto state governor on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, has urged Taraba state youths to embrace digital communication tools to develop themselves and make necessary impacts in the society. Imam Imam, who is also a youth activist, stated this when he spoke at the 2018 orientation exercise for Taraba students of Usmanu Danfodio Read More

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NGO tasks religious leaders on Child Birth Spacing

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), a non- governmental organization (NGO) has called on religious leaders to promote Child Birth Spacing (CBS) in their communities. The Bauchi state Coordinator, HC3 Nigeria, Mr Inuwa Usman, made the appeal at a one-day orientation for media health reporters on religious perspectives on maternal newborn and CBS recently. “We engage religious scholars in the Read More

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Oyo pilgrims’ board fixes April 30 deadline for hajj fare

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Oyo state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has fixed April 30 as deadline for payment of the 2018 hajj fare for all intending pilgrims in the state. The chairman of the board, Taofeek Akewugbagold, said this yesterday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. Akewugbagold said the state collected N1.1 million from intending pilgrims pending Read More

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Intending pilgrims must undergo intensive orientation – Uja

February 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Tor Uja, has said that “beginning from this year, every intending Christian pilgrim must undergo intensive orientation programme to be organised by the Commission before departure to the Holy Land.” He stated this recently in Abuja during the strategic Review Meeting of Pilgrimage Leaders and Managers of the 36 Read More

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We’ll post some corps members to farms –Coordinator

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by John Oba The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Coordinator Mr. Ballama Bello Birmiwa, has stated that the 2017 batch ‘B’ stream II corps members will be posted to farms as part of efforts to encourage them to key into the present government agricultural drives. He also warned that the scheme will no longer tolerate Read More

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Ondo ratifies free basic education policy

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Tope Adedeji Akure In a bid to douse the tension over government’s decision to stop free education, the state government has resolved to continue with the policy for pupils of public primary schools and students of public secondary schools system in the state. Briefing newsmen end of the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting, the state Commissioner for Education, Science Read More

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Reps c’ttee, perm sec lament ‘parlous’ state of NIPI

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna House of Representatives’ Committee on Information and National Orientation and the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation have decried the dilapidated state of the National Institute for Public Information (NIPI) in Kaduna. The Permanent Secretary, Deaconess Grace Isu Gekpe, said the Institute, which was established in 1976 to train professionals in public information Read More

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NYSC swears in 1,988 corps members in Nasarawa

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has screened, registered and sworn in 1,988 Batch B Stream I corps members in Nasarawa state. Coordinator of NYSC in the state, Mrs. Zainab Isah, made the disclosure yesterday during the swearing in ceremony for the 2017 Batch B Stream I corps members posted to the state, held at the Read More

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NCPC to print special Bibles for Christian pilgrims

November 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Agi Onda Abuja The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission NPC), Rev. Tor Uja, has said that the Commission would produce a specially printed pilgrim’s Bible for the 2018 pilgrimage exercise. Uja made this known in his office during the security training and orientation of security personnel, staff and stakeholders participating in the 2017 Christian pilgrimage exercise Read More