Breaking: At last, FG announces when NYSC camp ‘ll reopen

October 15, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has just announced the date for reopening of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) camp nationwide. Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare who made that announcement via his Twitter handle, Thursday morning, said the camp will reopen on November 10, 2020. He wrote, “The Resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camp for prospective Youth Corpers has been Read More

Breaking: RCCG General Overseer Adeboye joins #EndSARS, #EndSWAT protest

October 14, 2020 Editor 0

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Wednesday night, joined #EndSARS and #EndSWAT protesters to demand for end to Police brutality. Pastor Adeboye who made his views known via his twitter handle wrote, “Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men will not see visions if we don’t keep them Read More

2021: El-Rufai proposes N237.52bn budget (Pictures)

October 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Tuesday presented a draft budget of N237.52 billion to the Kaduna State House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year tagged ‘Budget of Recovery’ in line with the Covid-19 pandemic. The governor noted that the budget proposals reflects government’s commitment to promote equal opportunity, accelerate human capital development and attain fiscal viability, while taking Read More

Nigeria @60: NYCN president Sukubo expresses optimism, warns against division

September 30, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The President National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo has expressed optimism in Nigeria’s ability to overcome its challenges, even as he urged the citizens, especially Youths to remain united. NYCN President made this known in a statement he personally signed to mark the country’s 60th independence anniversary and made available to journalists in Abuja, Wednesday. Sukubo Read More

NYO, FEMA to train youth on entrepreneurship skill

September 20, 2020 Let’s work to reduce fuel price to N100 per litre - SSA By Binta Shama Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Bahari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, has urged Nigerians to work hard and ensure citizens buy fuel at the rate of N100 per litre. The SSA stated this during a working visit to his office by the Domestic Refinery Owners Association of Nigeria (DROAN) Friday, in Abuja. Speaking at the interactive session, Enang said the aim is to harness and integrate locally refined products into the petroleum market to help crash the price of petroleum products in the country. He added that the reason why petroleum products prices went up was due to the process of extracting, exporting, refining and returning it back to the country has made it expensive and cumbersome. “As we succeed with you, we will eliminate and be able to crash the price of refined petroleum products because what makes refined petroleum products costly is the cost of freight, sending it abroad to be refined. You pay ports authority, you pay NIMASA, you pay for the chatter of the vessels that take it there, you pay the duties in Nigeria, you pay the duties in the country that it is landing etc. “So what Nigerians are actually paying for is not the real cost of the product, it is the services, and by the time we engage with you and we are able to have the domestic Nigerian refinery, all those other charges will be eliminated and like you have been telling me, the price of refined petroleum products will come under N100 per litre,” he stated. The national chairman, DROAN, Mr. Godwin Sunday said the Oil and Gas sector should be expanded and henceforth, avoid monopoly. 0

The Nigeria Youth Organisation (NYO) and FEMA Technology are partnering to train thousands of youth on entrepreneurship skills as part of efforts to support the current administration’s job creation strive. Both organisations stated this Saturday in Abuja during NYO extra-ordinary meeting of zonal vice president, states’ delegates and national executive council members of NYO. Addressing the delegates, NYO national president, Read More

Pels international CEO, Okiemute Pela gives tips on skincare, beauty

August 29, 2020 Editorial II 0

Looking good, they say, is good business. In the words of Okiemute Tonye Pela, the Chief Executive Officer of Pels International, a foremost skincare company with an enviable track record, skincare should be the business of everyone. He said cosmetology has the ability to make a difference in people’s lives. “It finds a way of improving the features of the Read More

‘BBN immoral, non – educative’

August 17, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

An educationist, Dr Adebayo Oluwatosin, Monday described the ongoing reality show, Big Brother Nigeria (BBN) as immoral, non – informative and non – educative. This is coming barely three days after the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, also condemned the reality show and called for its replacement. Oluwatosin who is the African Regional President, Scholarship Aid Initiative, argued that Read More

Displaced politicians behind fake news against Buhari – NYCN

August 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the Nigerian youths to be careful of some powerful politicians allegedly sponsoring “fake security reports, divisive narratives, fake news and hate speech” to discredit the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.  The council, however, asked the youths to act as a common fortress for the country against internal and Read More

Okowa urges IYC to partner South-south govs on devt, others

August 14, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday urged the leadership of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) to partner with governors and stakeholders in the South-south to fast-track transformation of the region, especially in peace and development. Okowa made the call when he received the newly-elected executive committee members of IYC at the Government House, Asaba. He congratulated them Read More

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