FCT: Youth involvement in Agric’ll guarantee food security – Official

October 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The acting secretary, Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Abubakar Ishaq Saddeq, has said that in the quest of the country to eliminate hunger and guarantee food security, it is pertinent to properly engage youth in Agriculture.He said this recently during an inspection visit to the FCT/Leventis Agricultural Training Cnentre, Yaba, in Abaji area council. He stated Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

High unemployment taints young people trust political system – Kreck

October 6, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Resident Representative of Konrad-Adenaur- Stiftung , Dr Vladimir Kreck said that high unemployment among the young people in Nigerian makes it difficult to show trust in the political system. Mr Kreck who made this statement in Lagos at the national retreat for Young Parliamentarian Forum (YPF) of the National Assembly said that today mani young people are dissatisfied with the Read More

Doguwa to Kano youth: Embrace self-reliance, shun white collar jobs

September 28, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The member representing Doguwa/Tudun-Wada at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Alasan Ado Doguwa, has called on youth in his constituency to utilise the opportunity given to them on the need to becoming self-reliant in the absence of white collar jobs. Speaking at the graduation of 200 youth on the vocational training they have acquired held in Doguwa town Monday, Read More

Tourism as antidote to unemployment, insecurity – DG NIHOTOUR

September 23, 2021 Idachaba Sunny Eleojo 0

The director general of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, has said that if properly explored, adequately harnessed and well managed, the Nigerian travel, tourism and hospitality industry has the potentials to tackle unemployment and curb the menace of insecurity that currently bedevils the country. Kangiwa, who stated this when he received Abimbola Ogunlusi, Managing Read More

WPD: ActionAid seeks passage of Nasarawa youth commission bill

September 22, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Actionaid Nigeria (AAN) has advocated for speedy passage of the Nasarawa state youth development commission bill into law. Executive Director Global Peace Development, Ebruke Onajite Esike, disclosed this at the Nasarawa state House of Assembly complex Tuesday in Lafia, in commemoration of the 2021 International Peace Day. He said the Ministry of Youth and Sport Development alone is not sufficiently Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More

The need for holistic health sector reform

September 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Nigeria still suffers from low level of health development and fall far below the standard of health when compared with countries at a similar level of development. Thus, the need to reform the health sector in Nigeria has been a major preoccupation of the current and previous governments while, on the other hand, since the 1990s, the link between health Read More

Job creation: NDE engages 2,572 unemployed graduates under GAP scheme

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has recruited and deployed a total of 2,572 unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions across the country with various corporate oganisations under its transient job creation scheme. NDE’s Head of Information and Public Relations Edmund Onwuliri disclosed this in a statement Monday in Abuja. He said the scheme known as Graduate Attachment Programme (GAP) is Read More

Unemployment: FG begins training of youths nationwide on vocational skills

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has commenced a national training programme for youths on vocational skills acquisition/emerging trades as a way of reducing the scourge of unemployment in the country. Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN , who flagged off the programme in Warri, Delta state, said the training was part of government’s commitment to provide solutions to Read More

Encouraging youth entrepreneurship

August 30, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

In recent years, governments at all levels have been clamouring for young school leavers and youths to embrace entrepreneurship and become job-creators rather than looking for almost non-existent white-collar jobs. This would boost the economy by creating an avenue for essential entrepreneurship, career, and leadership skills to reduce agitations and crimes among youths and young persons in the country. Adding Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

@30: Lift Taraba to greater heights, Ishaku urges citizens

August 27, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku, Thursday called on sons and daughters of the state, irrespective of their political persuasions and religious beliefs to join hands in the task of lifting the state to its greater heights. Ishaku, in his message to mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the state, said the creation of the state 30 years Read More

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

2021 IYD: ActionAid calls for empowerment of youth-led social enterprises, entrepreneurs

August 20, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called on the federal government to support and empower youth-led social enterprises and entrepreneurs in improving the lives of vulnerable communities and building back better.  The Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi noted this in commemoration of the International Youth Day with theme ; “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health” held in Read More

Migration, trafficking: When grass isn’t greener on the other side

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The average Nigerian wants to travel out of the country to seek greener pastures, a situation that has been made worse with growing unemployment and economic recession in Nigeria. PAUL OKAH reports that the grass isn’t greener on the other side with more Nigerians falling victims of human trafficking and irregular migration. There is a growing fad for Nigerians to Read More

Create environment for youth to showcase talents, Ajulo tells FG, states, LGs

August 18, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Alhaji Wahab Rasheed Ajulo Wednesday tasked Nigeria government at all levels to create enabling environment for the youth to showcase their talents. Alhaji Ajulo in a statement in Ibadan stressed that doing this will can be done by empowering them with entrepreneurial activities to support their means of livelihood. The Read More

NBS inflation figures, grim news on food affordability

August 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government might have lost count of Nigeria’s endless string of deleterious firsts. The list is lengthened almost on weekly basis. Nigeria is the world’s headquarters of poverty. It snatched the inglorious crown from India in 2018. In 2020 alone, Nigeria pushed 10 million more compatriots below poverty line. The World Bank claims that surging inflation helped to worsen Read More

5 coys form alliance to tackle youth unemployment in Nigeria

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the world marks the 2021 International Youth Day, five companies have joined forces under the Global Alliance for Youth to tackle youth unemployment in Nigeria. Members of the Alliance are Nestlé Nigeria, Jobberman Nigeria, Sterling One Foundation, Big Bottling Company and the United Nations Global Compact. The Global Alliance for Youth Nigeria is a business-driven movement of like-minded organisations Read More

Kudos to Governor Bala Mohammed

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state said the state is ranked eighth poorest state in Nigeria in terms of poor social amenities, lack of job opportunities, high number of out of school children, among others. It’s obvious given how Bauchi state is being affected by the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents and the consequential high number of Internally Read More

IDY: Youths are sweeping game-chargers

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

International Youth Day is observed annually on 12 August worldwide with the aim of bringing the challenges of youth around the world to the attention of the global authorities so as to save their bacon to fulfill their potential and play their vital role in their nation-building. The theme of this year is “Transforming food systems: Youth Innovation for Human Read More

How radical sermons fuel insurgency

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Everyone, including the government and military top brass, is seeking an end to insurgency and militancy in the land to enable peace to reign. As part of the solution-seeking measures, there have been calls for the regulation of radical sermons by the two major religions in the country. IDACHABA SUNNY ELEOJO writes. It was Karl Marx who once described religion Read More

Tongston establishes new campus, offers training to 100 educators

August 3, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Tongston entrepreneurship group has its pioneer integrated business and learning campus in Africa, located in Gombe, just it has offered free training to over 100 educators with its maiden Entrepreneurial Educators Course (EEC). The organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, Bello Mohammed Tongo, stated this over the weekend.He said the company’s vision is a Nigeria devoid of unemployment and underemployment and not Read More