Breaking: Milestone recognition as Twitter verifies Nigeria’s Youth and Sports Minister’s handle

July 1, 2020 K 0

One of the best global Twitter handle has specifically verified the handle of Nigeria’s Youth and Sports Minister Sunday Dare. Minister’s media aide Kola Daniel who revealed this to Blueprint Wednesday night said, “Not a lot of Nigerian cabinet members are personally active on social media. “Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare is one, regularly sharing updates from Read More

Breaking: Sam Okwaraji’s mother is dead

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

You remember former Green player Sam Okwaraji who died on the pitch while playing for Nigeria at the peak age of 25? His mother Mrs Janet Okwaraji who lived in Enugu state, her home state has been reported dead. She was said to have died after a protracted illness. She died weeks after Minister of Youth and Sports Development sent Read More

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Unemployment: FG assures support to indigenous firms

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The federal government through the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo has expressed commitment towards supporting  indigenous companies  that are willing to provide employment opportunities for teeming unemployed youth in the country. Adebayo disclosed this when he hosted a delegation from Kimberly Clark, a leading products company in Nigeria led by its consultant and two term  Minister of Commerce and Industry,  Chief (Mrs), Read More

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NYCN backs bill to bar 70-year-old from elective positions

January 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has lent its support to the bill and on-going debates to stop persons who are 70-years-old and above from running for elective positions. Its national public relations officer, Mr. Bestman Okereafor, disclosed this in a statement in Enugu. Okereafor said the bill currently being debated by the national lawmakers showed that the country Read More

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Another milestone as Yobe Aluminum Company commences full production

December 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Yobe Sahel Aluminum Company located in Potiskum has fully commenced production after one decade of dormancy. The General Manager, Mohammed M. B Mohammed, said the Yobe state governor had some months ago granted approval and released of N97millon to resuscitate and upgrade the company. “With the release of the N97million; we have acquired 2 sets of 100 KVA Perkins Generators, Read More

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Yobe: NGO trains 100 youth on trauma recovery, peace building

December 25, 2018 Editor 0

As part of its activities towards recovery, a Non-Governmental Organization, African Youth for Peace Development (AFRYDEV) with support from European Union funded project, Managing Conflicts in the Northeast being implemented by British Council has provided capacity building training to 100 youths in Geidam on entrepreneurship, trauma recovery and peace building. The programme held at the weekend in Geidam community, one Read More

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2019: Take a stand, Ohanaeze beckons South-east Governors

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) worldwide on Friday beckoned on Southeast Governors to make their stand known to Ndigbo on who they have chosen to align with ahead of 2019 Presidential election. The group however  commended Chief Arthur Eze for making his decision known when other Igbo leaders seem to be confused on where to go. A statement issued by Read More

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Muhammed joins Ostrava from 36 Lions

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Flying Eagles striker, Tijani Muhammed, has joined Czech top division side, Banik Ostrava. The 6 feet 2 inches tall forward penned a contract with the former Czech champions after few days of trials last week. Muhammed’s transfer is coming on the heels of his impressive showing in helping 36 Lion FC of Lagos to qualify to the Bet9ja Nigeria National Read More

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2019: Be wary of ‘old politicians’ – Soyinka tells youths

April 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has called on Nigerian youth to be wary of ‘old politicians’ who have been part of the problems of the country and have failed to find solutions to it. Soyinka spoke at Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State, while delivering the institution’s 2nd convocation lecture. Speaking on the topic: “Tending the Tree of Commencement”, Read More

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Ohanaeze Youth Wing dismisses claims against Nwodo

April 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The South South youths wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that people should dismissed comments credited to some members of the group who claimed to be National leaders of the youth body. Reacting to allegations that President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo was meddling into politics, Chief Chinedu Arthur-Ugwa, Coordinator of Ohanaeze in South South described the claim Read More

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Angry constituents stone Rep in Taraba

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Some angry constituents over the weekend allegedly attacked Garba Hamman Julde, a member of the House of Representatives from Taraba State. The lawmaker, who represents Bali/Gassol federal constituency in the lower legislative chamber, was alleged to have been pelted with stones by the constituents for allegedly abandoning them for two years. According to report, Julde had presented 11 motorcycles and Read More

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Imo 2019: Esile pledges to reclaim Onuimo’s lost glory

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Imo state Assembly aspirant, Chief Uba James Esile has promised to reclaim the lost glory of Onuimo local government area if elected as their representative. The aspirant, who is running on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA, stated this while making his intention to represent the state constituency in the state Assembly known. According to Esile, his Read More

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Youths tasked on peace, accountability, good governance

March 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Director of Political and Democratic Matters of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Comrade Obinna Nwaka, has charged youths to shun cultism and promote good governance. He gave the charge recently during the 2nd Annual Conference of the Council held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. The event, which was equally used to mark the 61st Read More

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Peace Corps Bill rejection irreconcilable’

March 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The African Youth Support Centre (AYSC) has expressed shock over President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) Bill, after being passed by both chambers of the National Assembly. Its Executive Director, a former president of the Pan African Youth Union, Comrade Ben Duntoye, noted that the PCN “is designed to be a vehicle for mass Read More

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Youths decry rejection of Peace Corps bill

March 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

The African Youth Support Center (AYSC) has expressed shock over the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s to assent to the bill to establish the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), after being passed by both chambers of the National Assembly. Its Executive Director and former president of the Pan African Youth Union Comrade Ben Duntoye, noted that the PCN is designed Read More

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Another crisis looms as APC youths declare NWC tenure elongation illegal

March 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

Decries marginalisation of youths by party A forum of young stakeholders in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which include young men and women from across the states, has called for caution in regards to the issue of tenure elongation for the party executives, especially the National Working Committee (NWC). The forum warned against any form of illegality and breach Read More

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Forum to FG: Revive textile industry with recovered loots

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kaduna The Forum of Directors of Sports in Nigeria has urged the federal government to deploy the moneys recovered from looters in reviving the moribund textile industry to create hundreds of thousands jobs for youths. Chairman of the Forum and Kwara state Director of Sports, Mr. Tunde Kasim, said “creating jobs for the teeming youth will reduce insecurity by curbing Read More

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Anti-Boro protests sponsored by opposition party – APC

February 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has dismissed the recent protest by some youths against the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Implementation Committee, Brig.Gen.Paul Boroh, affirming that he is worthy ambassador of President Buhari’s campaign on probity and accountability. The APC from the home Ward of Brig. General.  Paul Boroh in Trofani community of Sagbama Local Government area Read More

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2019: ‘We’re opening up political space to accommodate youth’ – FG

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

As the 2019 general elections draw near, the Federal Government says it will open up the political space to accommodate young people in the country. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, stated this in New York while presenting a paper on: ‘The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient communities’. Dalung, who told participants at the Read More

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Minister canvasses more investment on youth

November 18, 2017 Blueprint 0

  Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has called for adequate investment in youths, saying that is the best way to the growth and development of any nation. He made the call in Abuja while delivering a keynote address at an event to mark the 2017 African Youth Day celebration with the theme “Africa’s Youth for the Read More

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Ethnic youth leaders sign peace pact

September 21, 2017 Blueprint 0

The leaders of various youth groups and ethnic nationalities across Nigeria have all agreed and expressed their commitment to a united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria. In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting held Thursday in Abuja, they sought a Nigeria where the rights of all citizens to live peacefully in any part of the country were guaranteed. Read More

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Empowering youths for economic development

August 21, 2017 Blueprint 0

As Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria is witnessing a growing youth bulge, with those under 14 years accounting for more than 40 percent of its citizens. As part of a strategy to sustain economic growth and support higher education, a bipartisan commitment to investment in apprenticeship, internships and work-study programmes proven to equip the youth for the world of work Read More