News - Gender and Youth Development

Preventing Girl Child Abuse: NAWOJ Partners Ngo On Nationwide Campaign

4 months ago /

The National Association Of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has partnered security agencies and some non-governmental organisations to commence a nationwide campaign against girl child abuse, female genital mutilation and conflict resolution. Chairman of cross river state chapter of NAWOJ, Umoh Bassey-Edet said this during an interactive session with women professionals in Calabar,...

Government Mobilizes Youths For Agric

5 months ago /

The Federal And State Governments are exploring ways of mobilizing the youths to venture into agriculture and agricultural services. Speaking with state house correspondents after a stakeholders meeting with vice president yemi Osinbajo at the Aso Rock Villa, governor of kebi state alongside his Jigawa state counterpart said the intention of...

FG Spends ₦6bn On N-Power Beneficiaries Every Month

7 months ago /

The federal government spends N6bn on beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme on a monthly basis, a presidential aide has said. Afolabi Imoukhuede, the senior special assistant to the president on job creation, gave the information during an interactive session with the first batch of the scheme’s beneficiaries in Edo at the...

Youth Farmers Want Government Support To Boost Food Production

7 months ago /

The Concerned Youth Empowerment Association of Nigeria (CYEAN) has called on the Federal Government to support youth farmers to help the country achieve self sufficiency in food production. The National President of the association, Mr Noble Adaelu, made the call in Abuja on Monday while speaking on the achievements and challenges...

Presidency Plans Chamber Of Commerce For Niger Delta Youths

9 months ago /

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Presidency would sustain the ongoing anti-corruption fight and ensure that the system is cleaned up so that government business was done the right way. He said this in Abuja during a courtesy visit by the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT)...

Nigeria Has Failed Our Children – Oby Ezekwesili

9 months ago /

Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has said Nigeria has failed its children, for failing to secure the release of 195 Chibok schoolgirls that were abducted on April 14, 2014 by Boko Haram insurgents. Ezekwesili stated this when BBOG hosted creative artistes at the Unity Fountain...

Nigeria Urges Investment In Africa’s Teenage Girls

9 months ago /

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Population Commission (NPC), have called for urgent investment in Africa’s out-of-school teenage girls. Buhari and the commission, made the call at a side event organised by the Federal Government in collaboration with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) at the UN...

FG To Begin Registration Of Unemployed Nigerians Wednesday - NDE

9 months ago /

The Federal Government   as part of its quest to keep a robust database for job creation, will  begin online registration of unemployed persons in the country. The registration is in compliance with the third mandate of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), which requires it “to obtain and maintain a data...

Nasarawa Government To Engage Youth Into Traffic Management

10 months ago /

As part of efforts to address rising youth unemployment and restiveness, the Nasarawa state government and the federal road safety commission is collaborating to faithfully engage some youths into traffic management. Under the scheme, the state government has already trained over three thousand youths as traffic wardens by the road safety...

It Will Take 170 Years To Achieve Economic Equality Between Women And Men - Amina Mohammed

10 months ago /

It will take 170 years to achieve economic equality between women and men, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, in her message to the Youth Forum of the Commission on the Status of Women, ahead of the International Commission on the Status of Women, said women and...

NYSC: Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Increases State Allowance

1 year ago /

The Sokoto state government has jacked up allowances of youth corps members serving in the state, with a pledge to begin immediate payment of the new payment structure.

Federal Government To Begin The Recruitment Of 500,000 Unemployed Graduates

1 year ago /

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, issued a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, he said; the presidency would start taking applications online for positions in the 500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme and advised unemployed youths to apply through the internet portal, that would be opened on June 11, 2016.

Aisha Buhari Donates N55 Million Proceeds From Her Book To Parents Of Chibok Girls, Buni Yadi Boys

1 year ago /

Aisha Buhari, Wife of the President on Tuesday in Abuja, presented N55 million cheque to parents of the missing Chibok school girls and murdered Buni Yadi boys by Boko Haram members. She presented a cheque of N30 million to parents of the chibok girls and N25 million cheque to parents of...

Ambode Seeks End To Domestic Violence

1 year ago /

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his wife, Bolanle, at the weekend, advocated for the restoration of moral values in families, saying this was the only way to arrest societal decadence. They spoke at the 2016 International Family Day celebration, which they hosted at the State House, Ikeja, with the theme...


Press Statement: APC-Young Women Forum (APC-YWF): On the Budget of Change, and Divisive Elements Avenging No Wrongs

1 year ago /

APC-Young Women Forum (APC-YWF): On the Budget of Change, and Divisive Elements Avenging No Wrongs The 2015 elections have come and gone; Nigerians made history by voting out an incompetent government and since then, as a people, we have not rested on our oars with respect to demanding good governance from...

Minister Requests BOI To Finance Youths In SMEs, Agro-Businesses

1 year ago /

Mr Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has requested the Bank of Industry (BOI) to finance youths in agro-businesses, Small and Medium Enterprises to boost employment. Ogbeh made the appeal when a management team of the bank, led by the Acting Managing Director, Mr Waheed Olagunju, visited him...


Agriculture: FG To Launch N59.7bn Youth Scheme In September

1 year ago /

Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), on Sunday said the Federal Government would launch N59.7 billion Youth-In-Agriculture Scheme in September. Sanginga, who disclosed this in an interview with the Newsmen in Ibadan, said the scheme would be sponsored by the federal government and African Development Bank (AFDB). The...

1,000 African Entrepreneurs To Join TEF Programme

1 year ago /

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has on Tuesday announced the selection of 1,000 entrepreneurs for the second round of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP). Launched in 2015, TEEP is one of the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents a 10-year, $100 million commitment, to identify and empower 10,000...

Reintroduce Gender Equality Bill – Saraki to Women

1 year ago /

The Senate President Bukola Saraki has advised Nigerian women to re-introduce the Gender Equality Bill, which was turned down by the National Assembly on Tuesday. This is contained in a statement signed by Ms Fatima Kakuri, Special Assistant on Gender and Equality to the President of the Senate. The bill seeking gender...

Nigeria, paying the prize for youth’s non-involvement in policies – Governor Okowa

1 year ago /

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa says Nigeria is now paying the prize of not taking its youths along in its policies and programmes. Governor Okowa who said this while playing host to a delegation from Umutu community in Ukwuani council area of the state, says the error has cost the nation...

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