COREN launches national clean energy skills certification

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Council for the Regulation for Engineers in Nigeria (COREN), Tuesday, launched the National Clean Energy Skills Certification for young professionals. The scheme is in collaboration with the European Union and the German government within the framework of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP). Recall that the National Clean Energy Skills Certification, which was introduced during the first phase of 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

We trained 42,000 Nigerian entrepreneurs in 6 years- UNIDO

October 27, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) has said it trained 42,000 Nigerian entrepreneurs between 2016 and 2021. The National Project Coordinator, UNIDO HP LIFE, Mr.Francis Ukoh, stated this during a-5 day training programme for SMEDAN officials in Uyo Tuesday. Ukoh said the organisation has so far empowered about 418 trainers and 10 master trainers in Nigeria to support the training Read More

IDGC: Stakeholders charge girls on digital skills, passion

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

An On Air Personality (OAP) and the Convener of Teenage School Girl Outreach Chinyereugo Chinwuba, has urged girls in Nigeria to defy societal challenges confronting them and follow their passion. She stated this at a Girl’s Workshop and presentations of awards to winners of essay competition she organized in collaboration with Education as a Vaccine and Planned Parenthood Federation of Read More

International Day of the Girl: HAFAI identifies digital gender divide in technology education, profession

October 12, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

As the world celebrate the International Day of the Girl child, Executive Director of Health Aid For All Initiative(HAFAI) Dr Ugochi Ohajuruka,   has identified digital gender divide between boys and girls in technology and innovation profession.  Dr Ohajuruka noted this on Monday when HAFAI in collaboration with Global Glow USA commemorated the International Day of the Girl Child(IDG 2021) Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

NABCOTECH to turn out graduates with creative, innovation skills -Rector

September 16, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Nation-Builders College of Technology (NABCOTECH), a faith-based tertiary educational institution Wednesday said the institution would focus on producing graduates with creative and innovative skills. Speaking with the newsmen in Asaba, the rector of the faith based tertiary education, Dr. Chukwuma Anuku, said it would be the pace setter and the leading light for other tertiary institutions in the area of Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

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Unemployment: BCS budgets N46.9m to empower youth in 10 states

September 14, 2021 Joseph Obung, 0

A Calabar-based religious organisation, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS), has budgeted over N46.9 million to train youths in different areas of human endeavours, including skills acquisition, agriculture, sports. Spokesman for the organisation, Patriarch Christ Shepherd Edet Archibong, made this known in Calabar Monday, in a press conference to mark the commencement of a week-long activities of the 8th Read More

Transfer your skills back home, group urges Diaspora Nigerians

September 13, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Executive Director, Alpha Ajoge Foundation, Comrade Hypa Cee Ajoge, has admonished Nigerians in the Diaspora to show patriotism and be committed to transferring their skills back home in order to contribute to national development. Comrade Ajoge while speaking with Blueprint in Abuja, Monday, stated that many Nigerians in the Diaspora constitute the bulk of manpower and professional pools adding value Read More

Quickteller highlights practical business strategies for SMEs to thrive

August 17, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A leeway for businesses to continue to grow and overcome the post-COVID challenges affecting them has been designed by Quickteller Business. Quickteller is a leading payment platform focused on empowering businesses of all sizes to facilitate payments and manage transactions from anywhere in the world. The firm said it will continue to provide support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Read More

FCTA to partner construction federation on skills acquisition

August 11, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of State Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has expressed the commitment of the FCT Administration to partner the Federation of Construction Industry (FOCI) in various construction skills. The minister gave this commitment when the leadership of the Federation of Construction Industry paid her a courtesy call to brief the minister on the outcome of its 65th Read More

Find Your Voice, Blessing Anaro tells Nigeria youths

August 10, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Ecobank Nigeria says it is creating a special platform to celebrate Nigerian youths as part of activities to commemorate International Youth Day which holds annually on 12th August. Head, Direct Banking, Adetola Oshomah said the bank, as part of its Mobile Xpress (MX) Online Series, will host a symposium with the theme: “Finding your Voice”, a Career, Creativity, and Skills Read More

NSITF redeploys 300 staffers over skill mismatch

August 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trustfund (NSITF) has redeployed about 300 of her staffers after a careful consideration of their core competences, skills and qualifications. The fund, in a statement signed by General Manager and Head of Corporate Affairs, Mrs Ijeoma-Oji Okoronkwo, said the decision followed a strategic reform in response to the allegations of misappropriation and embezzlement of funds levelled Read More

FG vows support for NAWE in skills acquisition

August 6, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The federal government has expressed willingness to support the Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE) through the provision of skills acquisition centres to build women capacity. The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, made this known when the NAWE executive paid him a courtesy visit Friday. Akume lauded the association for its decision to train 300 Read More

RIFAN chair empowers 100 Bida youths on solar energy installation

June 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

One hundred youth selected from communities in Bida local government area of Niger state have been empowered to start the trade of solar energy installations under the sponsorship of the state Coordinator of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Alhaji Usman Idris Makanta. Addressing the beneficiaries at their graduation ceremony in Bida Thursday, Makanta said the motive of the empowerment Read More

Experts to FG: Modernise curriculum to improve children’s creative skills

June 18, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Experts in early childhood education and development have called for the overhaul and improvement of the country’s education curriculum to ensure children’s creative thinking skills at an early age in order to prepare them for the challenges of a modern society. According to the experts, early childhood development is essential for growth and development of any nation as it ensures Read More

Tony Elumelu Foundation trains over 200,000 African entrepreneurs

June 16, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, has successfully trained over 200,000 entrepreneurs in core business management skills as part of its 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Business Management training was conducted exclusively on TEFConnect, the Foundation’s proprietary digital platform that provides capacity-building support, advisory and market linkages to over Read More

FG: Over 100 youths to benefit from N75bn NYIF in Osun

May 31, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The federal government has hinted that over 100 youths in Osun state will benefited from the N75billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).  The Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this in Ile-Ife during the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYL) 2021 award session.  He said, “we are awarding a hundred of our youths out of thousands of Read More

Expert harps on ICT knowledge for girls, youngsters

May 30, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Initiative for Peace and Women’s Right in Africa (IPWR), a non-governmental organisation, has emphasised the need for more girls’ enrollment into science subjects. The NGO faulted the long practiced stereotypes on girls’ capability to study any subject or choice careers. It’s founder, Mrs. Edidiong Idang, stated this weekend at a one-day capacity building program for young girls between the Read More

Group to NASS: Review retirement age for NASS clerk, staff

May 28, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A legal firm, Alpha and Rohi, has called for the extension of retirement age of the clerk to the National Assembly (NASS). The legal body has also sought an extension of service year and retirement age of staff members of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission. Mr Adeola Adedipe, Managing Partner in the legal office delivered the position Read More

NYSC at 48: Giant and commendable feats of an institution

May 24, 2021 Atim Atedze 0

The National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) has come of age so much so that the institution’s gains cannot be quantified in the country’s socio-economic life. So much has been written and said about the scheme regarding its contribution to the country’s socio-economic development. And this is where it stands in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the existence of Read More

Excessive social media use kills destiny, Oyedepo warns youth

May 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state, Dr. David Oyedepo, has advised the youth against the excessive use of social media. Oyedepo gave the warning on Friday during the 15th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of prizes in Ota, Ogun state. The chancellor noted that the negative impact of social media on the youth Read More

U.S. empowers refugees in Cross River with N9.5m

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria has announced the successful completion of two projects under the 2020 Julia Taft Refugee Fund. The projects were implemented in Cross River state by two local non-governmental organisations, Mediatrix Development Foundation (MDF) and Gender and Development Action (GADA), with the aim of providing technical skills to Cameroonian refugees. The two organisations received a total of Read More