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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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

Nigeria’s rising insecurity, decreasing investments

July 30, 2021 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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