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IFAD empowers youth in Ebonyi

August 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Ebonyi state co-coordinator of International fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Mr Sunday Ituma, disclosed that about 25 youth have been made millionaires through the value Chain Development program of the organization. Mr Itumo who revealed this on Monday while interacting with Blueprint correspondent in Abakaliki, said the organization has invested a whooping sum of N130 million to support over Read More

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Firm set to hold entrepreneurs’ summit in Nasarawa

August 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

A private firm, SKDC global link, has slated Thursday 22, August, 2019 to host its annual entrepreneur summit in Lafia, the Nasarawa capital. The Managing Director of the firm, Mrs, Stella Ajige, announced this on Tuesday in Lafia. She said the summit would provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to make valuable connections and gain useful insights about Nasarawa state. “This would Read More

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We’ve empowered 1m youths in 4 years says Ganduje

August 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said his administration has made giant strides in the area of jobs creation for unemployed youths adding that he has empowered one million youths in four years. Ganduje who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Abba Anwar at a press conference Monday, stated that his administration had spent millions of naira Read More

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Rights commission seeks NYSC partnership on youth development

August 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought the collaboration of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on the development of youths in the country. Executive Secretary of the commission, Tony Ojukwu said, “The national youth service is a paramount agency for every educated Nigerian, especially those in public offices because if not for that purpose, they won’t have achieved Read More

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NDE trains 600 youths, women in skills acquisition in Taraba

June 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Monday last week began the training of 600 youths and women in various skills through its National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (NOAS) in Taraba. The Director General of NDE, Dr Nasir Argungu who disclosed at the occasion in Jalingo said the move was a deliberate attempt by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to empower Read More

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Kano NDE trains 1,000 on cosmetology

June 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Kano office of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced the training of 1,000 women and youth as part of the Directorate’s drive in creating jobs for the unemployed. Addressing beneficiaries of the programme in Kano Friday, the state coordinator, Malam Iliyasu Ahamed, said the training was designed to stimulate business initiatives of the target beneficiaries to enable Read More

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Kano Partners NIS on skills acquisition for prisoners

June 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kano state Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has restated the commitment of his administration to partner with Nigerian Prison Service on skill acquisition programmes to minimise crimes rate in the state. The Governor said this while receiving the Participants of the 9th Advanced Command Course Study Tour to Kano who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House. Ganduje Read More

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Yobe partners Morocco, to strengthen agriculture, youth empowerment

June 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In an effort to accelerate the socio-economic development, Yobe state government and the Kingdom of Morocco will partner in the areas of agricultural and youth empowerment to create job to the entire youths. Governor Mai Mala Buni disclosed this Wednesday in Abuja when he received Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, represented by the Deputy Head of Mission at Moroccan Read More

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NDE empowers over 450 unemployed youths in Bayelsa

May 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Directorate of Empowerment (NDE) on Wednesday said it has empowered over 450 unemployed youths in Bayelsa between January and April as part of efforts to curb unemployment. Mr. Aham Osuchukwu, Bayelsa Coordinator of the Directorate told journalists that the beneficiaries cut across the eight local government areas of the state. Given the breakdown, Osuchukwu said that about 300 Read More

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Agric, only panacea for unemployment –NAPRI boss

May 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The executive director, National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI), Zaria, Professor Clarence Lakpini, has said the only panacea for unemployment in the country “is acquisition of skills in agriculture,” and called on the youth to take the advantage of the sector. He stated this Friday at MAC farms, Osara, situated on Lokoja-Abuja road during the opening ceremony of a two-day Read More

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Assessing government empowerment programmes in Kano state

May 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) which was introduced by the federal government in 2016 is combatting poverty and building a better future for Nigerians. BASHIR MOHAMMED writes on the scheme in Kano It was designed to encourage the establishment and development of businesses by Nigerians with the youths as its major focus leading to self-reliance, eradication of poverty and Read More

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NGO tasks Bello on Kogi youth devt bill

April 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Kogi Youth Advocacy Cluster, has appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to put all necessary frameworks in place for the implementation of Kogi Youth Development Commission Bill which was recently signed into law. The convener of the group, Mr Aminu Okutepa, who made the appeal on Friday in Lokoja at a press briefing , said the commission Read More

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UNESCO hails FCT minister over youth empowerment

November 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Regional Director for West Africa and Country Representatives for Nigeria, Mr. Ydo Yao has applauded the unmatched commitment and support of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, towards human development and youth empowerment programmes. The UNESCO boss stated this last week, when he paid a visit to Read More

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Foundation trains girls on teenage pregnancy prevention

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Youth Empowerment Foundation (YEF) yesterday confirmed that it has trained 80,000 school girls on the dangers of teenage pregnancies and how to avoid it. The foundation also said it also engaged these school girls on basic skills such as tailoring ,baking, among others. Its programme coordinator, Adekemi Omole in a chat with journalists in Abuja at the its quiz Read More