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Minister urges football clubs, federations to mentor talented Corps members

March 9, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Youth and Sport Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has called on sport clubs, federations and corporate organisations to scout and mentor talents from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. Dare made the call on Friday at the closing ceremony of the 2019 annual NYSC sports and cultural festival tagged: ”Harnessing youth’s potentials for sports and cultural development. Read More

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ITF trains 300 C/River youth on skills, provides starter-packs

March 9, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has empowered with starter packs 300 youth who were trained in various skills acquisition programmes in Calabar, the Cross River state capital. Deputy governor of Cross River state, Prof Ivara Esu, who spoke in Calabar, weekend, during the closing ceremony of 2019 National Industrial Skills Development Programme in which the starter packs were given out, Read More

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NYCN mends fence as all factions adopt Sukubo as president

March 9, 2020 Editorial III 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has adopted Ambassador Sukubo SaraIgbe Sukubo as its president. This followed a peace pact reached with the three other factions led by Ambassador Oladele John Nihi, Comrade Bello Bala Shagari and Comrade Almustapha Abdullahi. The factions met in Port Harcourt on Sunday and resolved to bury their hatchets in the interest of the Read More

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Institution unveils N5m grants to empower youth

March 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

As part of effort to raise a skillful youths to drive Nigerian economy, Skill power Academy has unveiled a N5million grant to empower and train skillful Nigerian youths. The convener of the funding conference Ekemini Udo during conference in Abuja pointed out that their target was to stop Nigeria from being labeled as headquarter of poverty and build their capacity Read More

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We‘ve trained over 100,000 girls on health, education, others- YEF

February 26, 2020 Editorial III 0

The executive-secretary of Youth Empowerment Foundation (YEF), Mrs Iwalola Akin-Jimoh, has said the Non-governmental Organization working with young people in South-west and North-central Nigeria on education, health, sports for development, secured livelihood, child protection and financial literacy has trained over 100,000 young girls in Nigeria through the Goal project. She stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at a stakeholder’s meeting Read More

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Masari Commission Katsina ITF Area Office Complex

February 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari has on Friday commissioned the new Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Katsina Area Office complex, with a call on the management to ensure targeted objectives are achieved. Masari represented by Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, the state Deputy Governor made this assertion shortly before commissioning the new ITF office complex in Katsina. He said the efforts are meant to Read More

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We started ALA to help business leaders succeed – Founder

February 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Founder of Computer Wharehouse Group otherwise known as CWG Plc also the founder of Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA), Mr. Austin Okere, has said that the rationale behind the establishment of Ausso Leadership Academywas to mentor business leaders and entrepreneurs to scale their businesses geometrically for shared prosperity and national growth. He made the disclosure at the formal inauguration and Read More

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Kano mulls foreign expert for Dangote skills centre

February 1, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Friday  said arrangements had been concluded to employ a foreign expert for the  effective management of the N5 billion Aliko Dangote Skills Acquisition Centre  located at Gurjiya town, in Dawakin Kudu local government area, that “will soon be commissioned.” Speaking after inspecting the Centre, Ganduje said already, Aliko  Dangote had agreed take Read More

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UNICEF tasks FG, state govts on youth devt

January 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) has urged federal and state governments to invest heavily in youth development by ensuring quality education. Head, UNICEF Kano Field Office, Mr Maulud Warfa, said this while speaking at a ceremony marking the 2020 International Development Day in Kano. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was organised by UNICEF in Read More

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Edo: Govt empowers 158 poultry farmers

January 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

No fewer than 158 poultry farmers have been empowered by Governor Godwin Obaseki under the pilot phase of the Edo state Poultry Production Scheme. The scheme is being implemented by the state government in partnership with the Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), The chairman of the National Association of Poultry Farmers, Edo state chapter, Mr. Kingsley Read More

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Of entrepreneurship and Nigeria’s high poverty rate

January 22, 2020 Editorial III 0

The year 2020 sneaks in on us like a stealth black hawk. It sounded so distant ten or five years ago when it became the synonym for magic. “House for all by 2020, food for all by 2020” were buzz and magic phrases many years ago. But here we are! However, it appears the theurgy of 2020 would be fulfilled Read More

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I’ll not apologise for giving wheelbarrows to the poor – Ugwu

January 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

Transitional council chairman of Nsukka local government area, Mrs Chinwe Ugwu, has  on no account would she tender  any apology  to anybody or group castigating her for giving out wheelbarrows to the indigent citizens of the council area who could not afford wheelbarrows but had to hire them. The council boss Monday gave out 30 brand new wheelbarrows to some Read More

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Nasarawa sport ministry seeks partnership with corporate organizations

January 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nasarawa state commissioner for youths and sport development, Othman Bala Adam, Tuesday expressed the ministry’s readiness to partner with corporate organizations in the state to revamp the state’s sport sector. The commissioner made this known Lafia when he paid a courtesy visit to the managers of Access bank plc, MTN, GLO and other corporate establishments in the state. Adam Read More

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Senator La’ah harps on youth development

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Senator Southern Kaduna Senatorial zone, Senator Danjuma La’ah Tela, has stated the need for the government to make youth empowerment and development as one of its paramount agenda to develop their skills absolutely which is necessary for living in the modern world. La’ah made the stress in Kaura, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state at the occasion of Read More

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We‘ve empowered over 24,000 citizens since 2015- Ebonyi commissioner

January 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

Ebonyi state government Monday said it spent over 6 billion naira to empower over 24, 000 citizens of the state from 2015 till date. The Commissioner for information and State Orientation, Barr. Uchenna Orji, who also is the acting Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Monitoring, said the state empowered  both indigenes and non-indigenes. Orji while briefing journalist in Abakaliki, Read More

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Ebonyi: Group holds sanitation exercise, set to empower youth

January 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

A non-profit organisation, Speak-Up Volunteers Initiative, on Thursday organised sanitisation exercise at Eke market and motor parks in Afikpo north local government area of Ebonyi state.  Convener of the group, an Abuja-based legal practitioner, Barrister Uche Bright Ifeanyi, said that part of the plans by the group for its annual community service is the enrollment of youths for digital training, Read More

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Al-Makura kicks off women, youth empowerment project in Nasarawa

December 28, 2019 Editor 0

Senator representing Nasarawa south Senatorial District, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Saturday kicked off the first tranche of project aimed at providing skills for women and youths in the zone. Distributing the items in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital, Almakura who is the immediate past Governor of the state said the exercise was aimed at empowering women and youth of the area to Read More

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Human right activist tasks kogi youth on skill acquisition

December 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

A human rights activist based in Kogi state, Chief Haruna Ahmed Osike, has urged Nigerian youth to devote their time and energy in acquiring skill and trade test certificate in order to enable them gain employment in Ajaokuta steel company. Osike who gave the charge against the backdrop of the planned resuscitation of the steel plant by President Muhammadu Buhari Read More

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NYCN to tackle unemployment, insecurity, others

December 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has vowed to tackle all issues affecting the growth of youths and progress of Nigeria, including insecurity, unemployment, poverty, among others. The council made the pledge Monday in Abuja during the inauguration of members of the executive council, which had in attendance leaders of various organisations, including secretary general Conference of Nigerian Political Read More

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Lack of support for business shows worries entrepreneurs

November 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

A group of young entrepreneurs, under the auspices of Hype Communications, have expressed concern over the lack of interest in and support for intellectual and business shows in the country.  The entrepreneurs have also called on corporate organisations, government and non-governmental agencies to support entrepreneurs and programmes that support entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurs lamented that the Micro, Small and Medium Entreprises Read More

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Anambra govt flouts start-up programme, doles out N5m each to 150 youths

November 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

Anambra state government said it has launched a start-up programme geared towards training and empowering about 150 youths from the state to become job creators. The two weeks programme coined Youth Entrepreneurship Startup (YES), would among other things,  help to intimate youths on how to identify a viable business, make a good business plan, nurture, execute and sustain a good Read More

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Groups task youth on political awareness, leadership qualities

October 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

A media organisation, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), in collaboration with the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, has tasked the Nigerian youth; especially students of tertiary institutions, to be politically conscious. During a roundtable discussion held Tuesday in Abuja, with the theme “Democracy and political mobilization: the role of students and youth”, coordinator Read More

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Unemployment: Academics charge youth on entrepreneurship

October 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

Youths in the country have been charged to embrace entrepreneurship and skills acquisition in order to tackle unemployment challenges instead of depending on what certificates alone can offer. The charge was made by seasoned academics, researchers and top entrepreneurs in their various presentations at the “2019 Leverage Summit” with the theme: ” “Policies, Power and Entrepreneurship: A Tripod for Sustainable Read More

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Obiano presents 2020 budget of N137.1bn

September 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has presented the 2020 appropriation estimate of N137.1 billion to the state House of Assembly. The budget entitled “Accelerating Infrastructural Development and Youth Empowerment,’ is less than 2019 Budget estimate of N157.1 billion, entitled “Budget for sustained Economic Growth and Youth Empowerment’’. Presenting the budget to the assembly, the governor explained that the budget Read More

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Plaqad to empower 100,000 undergraduates with digital skills

September 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nigeria’s leading influencer marketing platform,, has announced the launch of its Campus Ambassador Program (Plaqad CAP). The program is an exclusive community of young, smart, and influential students in all leading university and polytechnic campuses across Nigeria. According to Gbenga Sogbaike, Plaqad CEO, “Many Nigerian students possess great potentials and seek opportunities to develop themselves. With the advent of Read More