Unemployment: NDE engages 330 youths in 11 states

May 24, 2022 Moses John 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has engaged about 330 youth in a new job creation training scheme in 11 States of the federation. The states, according to a statement by NDE’s Deputy Director Information and Public Relations Edmund Onwuliri are Adamawa, Benue, Borno, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Lagos, Kwara, Osun and Yobe. Onwuliri further revealed that the job creation programme is Read More

Unemployment fueling illegal refineries in Niger Delta – CSO

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

Unemployment, poverty have been identified as promoting illegal refining attractive in Niger Delta. The region at the weekend witnessed one of the worst oil and gas disasters when scores were killed at an illegal refining outfit. Charred bodies were left scattered among burnt palms, cars and vans on Sunday after a weekend explosion that killed more than 100 people at Read More

Unemployment major problem as GDP grows at 3.4%

April 21, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Bismarck Rewane, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited has said unemployment has become a major problem with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growing at 3.4 per cent, while labour productivity is growing at merely 1.7 per cent. “Unemployment has become a hydra headed problem. Almost every presidential candidate, at last count 95 of them, have unemployment among Read More

Let sanity, security be restored going forward

April 21, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Clearly, but avoidably, we are not living in Nigeria as we used to know it – a peaceful country inhabited by sane people. Today’s Nigeria is clearly inhabited by some insane people, both in government and out of it, and bedevilled by myriads of problems, chief among them is insecurity, poverty and high levels of unemployment and internal conflicts. Now, Read More

‘Greater investment in care could create almost 300 million jobs’

March 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Persistent and significant gaps in care services and policies have left hundreds of millions of workers with family responsibilities without adequate protection and support, yet meeting these needs could create almost 300 million jobs, and create a continuum of care that would help to alleviate poverty, encourage gender equality, and support care for children and the elderly, says a new Read More

NDE restates commitment to reducing unemployment in Nigeria

March 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has reiterated its commitment to reducing the rate of unemployment and its consequences in Nigeria. Director-General NDE Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo made this known at the just concluded NDE’s Day at the Kano International Trade Fair. He assured of the agency’s unrelenting efforts to conquer the menace of unemployment through job creation. “NDE In the Read More

Gombe moves to end youth restiveness

February 20, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has reiterated his administration’s commitment to end youth restiveness in the state by providing adequate opportunities and necessary entrepreneurial skills. He also warned that the menace of using the youth in political thuggery and criminality for the selfish interest of politicians will not be condoned by his administration. The governor stated this Saturday Read More

Rising unemployment: Why tertiary education should be skills-based

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

After secondary school, many Nigerians seek tertiary education either in the university, polytechnic or college of education. With the ever-increasing unemployment rate it has become imperative for policy formulators to consider including skills acquisition in the nation’s school curriculums; PAUL OKAH writes. Nigerian graduates these days often regret ‘wasting’ their time in school after all since they often find it Read More

School fees hike will heighten insecurity, northern students warn

January 12, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups Students’ Wing (CNG-SW) has lamented what it termed “arbitrary and indiscriminate hike in school fees in different parts of the north,”.They alleged that the federal and state governments have conspired to make education the exclusive preserve of the rich and wealthy in Nigeria. Addressing the media Wednesday in Abuja, National Coordinator Students’ Wing, Coalition of Read More

55m unemployed youth live in abject poverty – Senator Bassey

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Available statistics indicates that no fewer than 55 million Nigerian youth are living in abject poverty, Senator representing Cross River South, Gershom Bassey, has said. Decrying the rate of unemployment in the country in a statement in Calabar, Wednesday, Bassey said, “Nigeria’s current economic growth patterns are not providing adequate employment and quality of life, especially for young persons who Read More

Ishaku has reduced unemployment rate by 90% in Taraba – Commissioner

November 26, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Barr. Danjuma Adamu, on Friday disclosed that the administration of Governor Darius Ishaku from 2015 to date has reduced the high rate of unemployment from 30 per cent to 90 per cent. Adamu, who made the disclosure in Jalingo while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the governor, said his administration had not Read More

Taraba: Ishaku administration reduced unemployment- Commissioner

November 25, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state Commissioner for Information and Orientation Danjuma Adamu has said the administration of Governor Darius Ishaku has drastically reduced the high rate of unemployment in the state. He stated this in Jalingo Thursday while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the governor. He noted that the governor recently graciously granted approval for the employment of qualified applicants into the Read More

Unemployment, major cause of insecurity

November 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Insecurity in the country has become the order of the day as daily horrific news is being heard of insurgents’ activities. Insecurity is gradually eating up the country as it affects all parts of the country and this is believed to be largely cause by unemployment. The nation is in a shambles.The insecurity of lives and properties that has been Read More

‘Bayelsa multi-billion cassava factory to train, employ PAP delegates’

November 17, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The interim administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), Wednesday said the 60-metric ton daily Cassava Processing Factory in Bayelsa will train and employ PAP delegates on cassava farming and starch processing. The factory, which is fortified with modern equipment to process starch from cassava, was built by the Bayelsa state government at Ebedebiri, Sagbama local government area, Read More

Akwa Ibom adopts technology, EES as tools for job creation

November 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Akwa Ibom state government has adopted technology as well as Empowering Entrepreneurship Skills as most viable move to create more jobs for teaming youth of the state. Commissioner for Ministry of Labour and Manpower Planning, Dr. Sunday Ekanem Ibuot told newsmen in Abuja that the state was also partnering with private sector as well as federal government to reduce Read More

Unemployment, major cause of insecurity

November 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Insecurity in the country has become the order of the day as daily horrific news is being heard of insurgents’ activities. Insecurity is gradually eating up the country as it affects all parts of the country and this is believed to be largely cause by unemployment. The nation is in a shambles.The insecurity of lives and properties that has been Read More

It’s time to rescue Nigeria – Atiku, Tambwal, Abaribe

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

EMEKA NZE captures the very essence of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held last Saturday where the ranking members noted that it is time to liberate the country from the shackles of insecurity, unemployment and poor economy.  Amidst its intra-party wrangling, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), last Saturday reinforced its dream to wrestle governance from the Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

Another look at Ajaokuta Steel Company overhaul

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

For years, what had been hitherto branded a white elephant project in Kogi state would soon become the industrial engine room of Nigeria’s quest for technology as ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on the underground work going on to revamp Ajaokuta Steel Company. For years, Nigeria has been on the lane towards industrialisation even though all indicators look like a mere tall Read More

Govt charged to prioritise agriculture, create jobs for youth

October 27, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The executive director, National Cereal Research Institute (NCRI) Badeggi, Dr Umar Aliyu, has identified agriculture as the only way to address unemployment, youth restiveness in the country. Consequently, he urged government at all levels to prioritise the sector.Dr Aliyu stated this during an empowerment programme tagged “Season Intervention” initiated and sponsored by Ahmed Tijani Damisa, a lawmaker representing Okene/ Ogori-Magongo Read More

ASUP faults establishment of new polytechnics in Nigeria

October 27, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Tuesday faulted the establishment of new polytechnics in the country while the existing ones are regarded  as the last option. ASUP president, Comrade Anderson Ezeibe, who said this at a workshop tagged: “Advocacy Roundtable on the Future of Nigerian Polytechnics” organised by his union, lamented government’s neglect for technological development in Nigeria. “We Read More

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