News - Gender and Youth Development

 

Youths Call On Government To Adopt Various Technological Innovations In Order To Hasten The Country's Development

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The gap between Nigeria’s indigenous technological innovations and their adoption to help drive the domestic economy was the main issue at the celebration of the African day for technology and intellectual property in Abuja on Monday. Nigerian youths who showcased various technological innovations at the event called on the government to...

 

Unemployed Youths Urge Government Not To Relent In Efforts To Eradicate Unemployment

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A coalition of unemployed persons in the country under the aegis of the Nigerian unemployed youths vanguard has urged the federal government not to relent in its efforts to eradicate eradicating unemployment amongst Nigerians. This was made known through the spokesperson of the group, Okpokwu Ogenyi in Abuja. This development is coming...

 

NYC Mobilize Youths Across The Country To Support President Buhari's Anti-Corruption Campaign

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The National Youth Council of Nigeria has begun mobilizing youths across the country to support president Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign. The apex Nigeria youth body in Abuja on Tuesday flagged off an initiative geared towards collecting signatures in support of the present administration’s resolve to delist Nigeria from the league of...

NDE In Gombe Trains 50 Women On Cosmetology

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The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has trained 50 women on basic business skills of making cosmetics, perfumes, soap and insecticide for domestic use. The state NDE Coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Audu, who spoke at the end of the training in Gombe on Thursday, charged them to utilise the knowledge impacted to...

 

Catholic Bishops Warn Against Abortion For Rescued Women

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The catholic bishops conference of Nigeria has condemned calls by a cross section of Nigerians for mass abortion by women and girls recently released from Boko Haram’s abduction. The women and girls became pregnant while in captivity. At a media chat in Abuja, the body of clergy warned that abortion is...

 

University Unions Threaten Buhari

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Three Nigerian University-based unions have threatened to cripple the incoming administration of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, if he fails to implement the agreement the Federal Government signed with them in 2009. AIT’s Abulu Osemuaghu reports that the unions are also calling for the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Julius Okogie...

Minister Of Interior Makes Statement On Immigration Job Replacement

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Minister of interior Abba Moro has exonerated himself from the failure of government to fulfil its promise of giving compensation jobs to family members of all application who lost their lives during the ill-fated immigration recruitment exercise in 2014.  In what appears like a valedictory chat with reporters in Abuja on...

"Youths Are Africa's future" Says UBA CEO

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The future progress of Africa, as a continent, is in the hands of its youthful population, Phillips Oduoza, Group Managing Director and CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has said. He said this on Sunday December 7, 2014, during the Future Awards and Summit also popularly known as...

Corp Members Serving In FCT Discuss Challenges, Plead For Govt Intervention

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Corp members deployed to  Abuja have urged the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to address the challenges confronting them in the areas of accommodation, feeding and transportation, among others. The corps members made their views known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Miss Gloria...

NYSC Urges Employers To Provide Conducive Environment For Corps Members

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday charged employers to provide enabling atmosphere and welfare facilities for corps members that would be posted to their organisations. Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the Lagos State Coordinator of NYSC, spoke at the swearing-in ceremony of 3,603 members of the 2014 NYSC Batch ‘C’ set...

 

Association Advocates For More Women Professionals

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Ms Gloria Ene, the Chairperson, Women Association of Quantity Surveyors of Nigeria (WAQSN), has appealed to government at all levels to evolve measures that would encourage more women to pursue professional careers. Ene made the appeal in an interview with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. She said...

 

Kano State Govt. Spends N10bn To Sponsor Students For Training Abroad - Commissioner

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Alhaji Ali Yako, the Kano State Commissioner for Higher Education, said the government had spent over N10 billion in the last three on the 2, 000 students it sponsored to study abroad. The commissioner disclosed this on Tuesday at the foundation-laying ceremony for the construction of a 250-seater lecture theatre at...

Al-Makura Approves Upward Review Of Corps Members' Allowances

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Gov. Umaru Al-makura of Nasarawa on Monday approved an upward review of the allowances of NYSC members posted to the state.  Al-makura announced this at the end of a three-week orientation for Batch C corps members held at the Majaji Dan-Yamusa NYSC orientation camp in Keffi. In an address to the 1,782...

Ondo State Govt. Promises To Tackle Unemployment Through Sustainable Agriculture

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Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has pledged to tackle unemployment through sustainable agriculture that will boost food production. Mimiko said this on Friday at a seminar organised by Agricultural Input Supply Agency (AISA), in conjunction with Harvest Field Limited, for farmers in the state. The governor, who was represented by his...

Gov. Dakingari To Employ Deserving NYSC Members

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Gov. Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi State has promised automatic employment for NYSC members who distinguished themselves at the end of the service year. Dakingari made the promise at the inauguration of the 2014 Batch 'C' NYSC Orientation Course in Dakingari, Suru Local Government Area of the state on Thursday. He said that the security of...

Lagos NYSC Coordinator Urges Nigerians To Embrace Online Registration

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The Lagos State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, on Thursday urged Nigerians to embrace the newly-introduced online registration process for corps members. Adeyemi made the plea while chatting with newsmen on the sidelines of the swearing-in of 2,278 corps members for the 2014 Batch 'B' stream 11 at...

Minister Urges States To Support Local Driven Policies

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The Minister of Youth Development, Mr Boni Haruna, on Wednesday called on state governments to increase their local driven policies and programmes that would reduce the rate of unemployment in the country. Haruna gave the advice in Abuja during the youth rally organised by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader, National...

 

FG Expresses Worry Over States Refusal To Adopt Child Rights Act

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The Federal Government on Monday expressed concern at the refusal of many of the states across the country to adopt the Child Rights Act. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr Macjohn Nwaobiala, made this known in Abeokuta at the official opening session of the 60th National Council on Education...

 

Youths Demands More Participation In Governance

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As Nigeria prepares for another round of elections in 2015, a youth group has called for a thirty percent youth participation in governance. The group, “One Heart Initiative for Equity and Good Leadership” made the demand in Abuja on Saturday. Its members say the move will help address issues of unemployment and...

 

NDE Trains, Empowers 1,940 Youths In Niger

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Mr Abdullahi Mohammed, Coordinator, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Niger, on Thursday said the agency has trained and empowered more than 1, 940 youths in the state. Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that the youths were trained and empowered in different skills to make them self reliant. He...