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

Nigeria’s rising insecurity, decreasing investments

July 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

With Nigeria in need of investments, both foreign and local, due to depreciating oil revenue, the issue of rising insecurity continues to pose a very big challenge. BENJAMIN UMUTEME in this piece looks at its implications on the economy. With each outgoing year, the issue of insecurity continues to raise concerns with many Nigerians groaning under the weight of it. Read More

WPD: Insecurity amidst rising population

July 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria being the most populous nation in Africa and fourth on earth, it will be very difficult for the government to tame the nation’s insecurity challenges so far as we keep giving birth to children anyhow; Nigeria is getting overpopulated. Overpopulation is when the human population rises beyond the carrying capacity of the ecological setting or a state where the Read More

On rescue of kidnaped students…

July 8, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

As the practice of kidnapping for ransom in Nigeria appears to continue unchallenged, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military, police and intelligence agencies to ensure safe and early release of all kidnapped victims. Specifically expressing his concern over spate of kidnappings in Kaduna and Niger states, with the practice largely targeted at students, the President said the menace of Read More

Anambra: Embassy’s Window America to address youth skill, unemployment

June 22, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The American Embassy in Nigeria, Tuesday, opened Window on America, a resource centre at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, the Anambra state capital. Awka Window on America, as it is called, would expose students and youth to diverse opportunities in the academy, economy, entrepreneurship as well as boost the relationship between the US and Nigerians. Speaking at the occasion, the Read More

RMRDC strategising to reduce cement price, create jobs

June 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) has revealed it is striving to boost cement production for infrastructural development, reduce its price and create unemployment in Nigeria. BINTA SHAMA reports. The primary objective of promoting the establishment of mini cement plants in Nigeria is to reduce capital cost of cement industries establishment, reduce the price of cement and create Read More

In Nasarawa, ActionAid empowers 750 youths with N38m equipment

June 19, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

ActionAid Nigeria in partnership with Global Peace Development and Beacon Youth Initiative has empowered 750 youths in Nasarawa state with vocational skills equipment worth N38 million. Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi, disclosed this on Friday, in Lafia at the handover ceremony of youth income generating livelihood equipment to the beneficiaries cut across the three senatorial district of the Read More

Twitter ban hits young Nigerians with 45% unemployment rate

June 14, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Analysts have raised the alarm that the twitter ban has put many businesses in the lurch and that worse hit people are young Nigerians, among who,m, there is 45 per cent unemployment rate. Ealier, parliament’s minority caucus had warned the suspension was costing Nigerians “billions of naira on a daily basis.” Dumebi Iyeke, a research analyst with the Financial Derivatives Read More

Letter to graduating students

June 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

he most joyful moment students had during school life is the day of graduation; the day each of them will be thinking of becoming an important personality in his/her society. They graduate with fresh minds and brains full of knowledge and wisdom whereby everyone is desperate to help his/her communities in one way or the other. Unfortunately, expectations change due Read More

Nasarawa govt partners private firm to reduce unemployment, boost economy

June 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Nasarawa state governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has taken step to reduce the level of unemployment in the state, therefore partnering a private firm even to boost state economy. Speaking Tuesday in Abuja during a visit to Halibiz industries, Idu industrial area, Abuja, the governor said his administration will do everything possible to ensure that the organisation set up additional facility Read More

Skin color decides the destiny of Americans

June 5, 2021 Zhong Sheng 0

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Although 245 years have passed since these sentences were incorporated in the preamble of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the “self-evident truths” are still not Read More

The danger of child hawking

June 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Child street hawking is one of the main forms of child labour. Others include children working at building sites or on farms. Nigeria’s population is estimated at 183 million with about 50% below the age of 18. Children are regarded as sources of joy, blessings and prosperity to their family. In some parts of Nigeria, couples who do not have Read More

May 29: APC government a failure, minority Reps declare

May 28, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

As Nigeria yet achieves another anniversary of the return to democratic governance (May 29), Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has, after its claimed stock taking of the performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, declared it a failure.  The caucus in its assessment, said “with the government’s failure to check worsening insecurity and mass killing of citizens; Read More

A case for NYSC and the Nigerian youths

May 26, 2021 Charles Ibekwe 0

Nigeria’s national parliament is not expected to function like a house of comedians. It ought to be a serious chamber and a progressive think-tank for Nigerians. It is supposed to be populated by men/ women of integrity, foresight and very knowledgeable legislators mandated to make good legislations for the progress and development of Nigeria. Unfortunately, and glaringly too, the nation’s Read More

Disregard bill seeking to scrap NYSC, youth group tells NASS leadership

May 26, 2021 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths have urged the National Assembly leadership to ignore the bill seeking to scrap the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), describing it as “obnoxious”. The Concerned Nigerian Youth (CNY) said  discontinuing the scheme will jeopardise the chances of a greater and united Nigeria as the opportunities acculturation will be totally lost. The group’s President, Obande Gideon Obande, Read More

PAACA condemns massive Kaduna sack

May 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Peering Advocacy and Advancement Centre in Africa (PAACA) has condemned the recentdecision of the Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufia, to abruptly sack an alarming 7thousand working staff of its state.  The Executive Director, Ezenwa Nwagwu in a statement issued in Abuja described the actionas uncharitable, irrational, and insensitive, especially at a time when Nigerians in all states, arebattling with Read More

FG’s failure fueling insecurity, not unemployment – Gov Wike

May 17, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has said it is disingenuous for the minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, to attribute insecurity in the state to unemployment.“Is unemployment fuelling insecurity in Kaduna, Plateau, Borno, Yobe, Ondo, Ebony, Imo, Niger States governed by the All Progressives Congress (APC)?” He said if the minister, who is the immediate past governor of Read More

Buhari hails NDLEA’s performance, pledges to boost operations

May 13, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the performance of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) under the leadership of former military administrator of Lagos and Borno states, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd). National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), who stated this in Abuja, said the president commended the NDLEA during the last National Security Council (NSC) meeting Read More

Eliminating ghost workers in Adamawa state

May 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

We live in a country where politicians, their children and great grand children continue tapping from valuable government resources in what they call maintenance of status quo. This means the poor should continue to live in hardship while they enjoy with their relatives. Despite the high level of unemployment the whole country is battling with, our places of work are Read More

Bala’s wife empowers Bauchi planter inventor with N400, 000

May 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Wife of Bauchi state governor, Hajiya Mariam Bala Mohammed has empowered a Bauchi based technician Malam Mohammed Ukasha who invented a five row planter with the sum of N400,000 to support him to make more. Ukasha had invented a five row planter and named it ‘The UKC’. Mariam presented said the donation was in line with her vision to support Read More

How Nigeria can solve unemployment crisis, others – Ndubuaku

May 11, 2021 Donald Iorchi 0

Secretary General of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI), Dr. Theophilus Ndubuaku, says the federal government can solve the problem of unemployment and other socio-economic crises facing the nation only if it takes the bull by the horns. According to ASURI scribe, the short cut out of these challenges is for the government to develop the political will Read More

Time to fight cyber crime in Nigeria

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

With about 3.9 billion users, the internet has become one of the greatest technological developments which is widely accepted for its ease and efficiency. Technological advancements and development have led to the emergence of cyber crime.Cybercrime, which involves any crime committed with the aid of a computer and network like phishing, bank verification number scams, fraudulent emails, hacking, cyber harassment, Read More

Another May Day like no other?

April 29, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

If you thought last year’s Workers’ Day was unique because of the novel coronavirus pandemic with its concomitant negative effects that made the day to be celebrated on a very low key, what would you say of this year’s May Day? How would you categorise 2021 Workers’ Day? The circumstances under which Nigerian workers are marking the day appear to Read More

NDE trains 1,548 nationwide, allocates 42 slots for Kogi

April 28, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced the nationwide training of 1,548 beneficiaries under her Advanced National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (A-NOAS) to enhance proficiency. Addressing 42 successful trainees from Kogi state at their orientation programme held in Lokoja, Wednesday, the Kogi state coordinator of NDE, Mallam Zakari Abubakar, said the scheme was designed to enable the graduated trainees of Read More

Imo: Ibezim receives Certificate of Return, assures Okigwe of impactful representation

April 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

After a long legal tussle, the Senator-elect representing Imo North senatorial, Chukwuma Frank Ibezim has received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), assuring the people of Okigwe of impactful representation that will bridge the void in development of the area. Speaking to journalists at a pre-inauguration dinner held in his honour weekend in Abuja, Ibezim Read More