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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