Youth empowerment: Telling incentives for Confucius studies

June 7, 2022 Steve Obum Orajiaku 0

Every linguist is convinced that there is no one language that is better than the other, on the surface of the earth. And the other untold truth is that, no language is useless, ineffective or invalid. A people’s language is not just their make up identity; it foretells their destiny, it represents origin and value, it facilitates their output and Read More

Take advantage of FG’ s skill development, empowerment initiatives, Minister tells Nigerian youth

April 28, 2022 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has challenged youth in the country to take advantage of various opportunities initiated by the present administration to sharpen their skills in order to meet up with the 21st century challenges for employability and entrepreneurship. Dare gave the charge on Wednesday in his office in Abuja when he received a Read More

Take advantage of agro-allied, other empowerment initiatives, FG tells Nigerian youth

March 5, 2022 Editor 0

The federal government has called on the teeming unemployed youth in the country to take advantage of the various youth initiatives and programmes of the present administration to empower themselves with agro-allied skills. A press statement issued by the director Press and Public Relations, Mohammed Manga, revealed that the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, made the Read More

Yobe Micro-finance Bank and youth empowerment

January 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

As a leader, one of the most important things to remember is empathy. Truly, listening when you are being spoken to and recognise each team member’s input. Leading with empathy enables a person to predict the effect of their decisions or actions on the other members of a team and make strategies accordingly. This will help you not only understand Read More

Honour galore as Buni’s aide bags NANS award of excellence

October 30, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Friday Conferred an award of Exellence on the special adviser to Governor Mai Mala Buni on Political and Legislative matters, Alhaji Aji Yarima Bularafa (Mal Terab of Gujba Emirates). The NANS leadership under the office of its deputy Senate President, Comrade Usman Adamu Nagwaza, and other top National officers of the Association Read More

NYSC Trust Fund: House to accord bill speedy passage

October 25, 2021 John Oba 0

As stakeholders commences debate on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Trust Fund, the chairman, House Committee, on Youth an Sport, Adaramodu Yemi, has assured that the House will give the bill speedy attention when submitted for passage. Adaramodu gave the assurance Monday while giving his goodwill message during the opening ceremony of the NYSC symposium on the imperatives of Read More

Kadzai bags CNNC leadership award

October 12, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Leader of Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC), Engr. Daniel Kadzai, Sunday, bagged the youth leadership and mentorship award of Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) Adamawa state chapter. Engr. Kadzai, who is also the former National President of YOWICAN was given the award in recognition of his outstanding leadership role and humanitarian services, his struggle and 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

7,000 Ogun youth benefit from Anchor Borrowers scheme

September 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Over seven thousand youths in Ogun state have so far been empowered by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers’ agricultural programme through the cassava intervention project by the state government. This was contained in a statement by the chief press secretary to Ogun state governor, Kunle Somorin, at the weekend. Somorin said the agricultural project, tagged ‘Mega Ogun State Read More

Digital entrepreneurship critical to sustainable digital economy — DG NITDA

September 23, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Director-general National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has stated that digital entrepreneurship was crucial in ensuring sustainable digital economy. He said this in Abuja on Wednesday, while delivering a keynote address at a one-day action oriented roundtable/interface organised by Civil Society Groups for Good Governance with the theme “Maximizing Potentials of Digital Entrepreneurship for Youth Empowerment and Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

Youth empowerment: FG signs MOU with Konga

September 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In its avowed determination to continue to harness youth potentials for improved socio-economic growth and development in the country, the federal government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KONGA to empower the Nigerian youth through the exploration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) with a view to building their capacity towards self-reliance and employability. The Minister of Youth Read More

Refuting Dogo’s falsehood against Humanitarian Minister

September 1, 2021 Aminu S. Abubakar 0

Last week, I read a write up by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state, Bibi Dogo, where he made several unfounded, untrue, baseless and malicious allegations against the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq. In the said write up which he shared on various social media platforms with the Read More

Gombe: Ex-lawmaker donates N2.7m for clubs’ registration

August 31, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

In order to boost football activities in Gombe state, former House of Representatives who represented Gombe/ Kwami/Funakaye, Hon Khamisu Mailantarki has kicked off a mega football development programme in the state. Mailantarki disclosed this when he hosted an interactive session with the leaders and coaches of national and state football leagues respectively at the Hajiya Amina conference hall in Gombe. Read More

Pictures: Alhanislam becomes AS Roma Football Acadamy brand ambassador

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Celebrity Influencer and spoken word artists ‘Alhanislam’ has just been signed on as a brand ambassador for the African branch (based in Abuja) of the renowned global football academy –  AS Roma international Academy – an offshoot of the AS Roma Football club.  This was contained in a released signed by Mr. Robinson Adakosa, the representative and owner of the Read More

First Bank reinforces commitment to youth empowerment, entrepreneurship

August 23, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s leading financial services providers, First Bank of Nigeria has again reinforced its commitment to Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship through its sponsorship of the docuseries ‘’First Class Material’’ from the stables of Linda Ikeji TV. First Class Material is a docuseries designed to celebrate Nigerians who are excelling in various fields of endeavour whether academic or non-academic. It Read More

Consulting firm rewards youth on career choice across FCT

August 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

A Nigeria-based consulting firm incorporated in accordance with the guidelines of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), KMC Consulting has rewarded and given out prizes to outstanding youth on its Career Choice and Personal Development carried out across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the Chairman of KMC Consult, Olusola Olufemi during the award and prize giving ceremony held in Read More

International Youth Day: Minister Dare assures of more youth empowerment, support

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government will continue to empower Nigerian youth especially in the area of innovative developmental skills Dare who spoke on Thursday during 2021 International Youth Day celebration in Abuja said the theme for this year’s event which is ‘Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Read More

SWP: FCT chairman hails FG on youth empowerment

July 30, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The chairman of the FCT Committee on Special Works Programme [SWP], Alhaji Abdullahi Danladi Galadima, has commended the federal government for creating the enabling environment for youth to secure employment and earn decent living. Galadima remarked that the Special Public Works Employment Programme initiated by the federal government to provide jobs for 774, 000 youth across the country considerably reduced Read More

Masari urges wealthy individuals to make orphans self-reliant

July 22, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state Thursday called on wealthy individuals in the country to give maximum support to orphans, youth, women, and physically challenged persons to make them self-reliant and productive. Masari made the call at the launch of the Aminu Masari Youth Empowerment Foundation and the distribution of 200 wheel chairs to physically challenged persons across the Read More

Building a new Nigeria: Imperatives for shared prosperity

July 11, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina 0

Being a convocation lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021 Good morning everyone! A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University. I wish Read More

Kuje LP councillorship aspirant promises youth empowerment

June 23, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Comrade Ugwaha David Daniel Fache, the councillorship aspirant under the Labour Party (LP) ticket for Kuje Central Ward, Abuja FCT, has pledged to give priority to youth empowerment under his ward if elected councillor in the February 12, 2022 FCT chairmanship/councillorship election. Daniel, who made the call while speaking to Blueprint in Kuje Tuesday promised to be accountable, accessible and Read More

Why NDE places premium on employment generation – DG

June 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Director General National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo has said the agency placed premium on employment creation to fight poverty and unemployment in the country. Speaking recently at the just concluded 42d Kaduna State International Trade Fair, he said this was achievable due to structures put in place by the Organisation. Represented by Mallam Sani Maiwada , the Read More

Letter to Senator Gumau on 2023 election

June 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Distinguished senator sir, I want to use this opportunity to bring to your notice the current political hubbub circulating in Bauchi South over your style of leadership described as “silent movement” due to your inability to raise motion during plenary. Historically, Bauchi South has been producing vocal senators since inception of democracy who can raise and move motions in the Read More