Unemployment, major cause of insecurity

November 18, 2021 Administrator 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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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

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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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