News - Gender and Youth Development

 

Female Lawmakers Want More Women In Parliament

4 years ago /

Nigeria's House of Representatives committee on women has called for more women participation in the nation’s politics. The committee chairman, Binta Bello says there is a need to increase women participation in parliament and executive levels across the nation. She was addressing women at the Fourth National Summit in Abuja organized by...

President Goodluck Launches Schools Agric Programme Today

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan today, Monday October 20, launched the schools agricultural programme. This is in a bid to introduce young school children to the culture of agriculture as a business for effective sustainability. The senior special assistant to the president on schools Agric programme, Dr Baraka Sani, disclosed this during a...

 

NYSC Disengages Corps Members For 2013 Batch C

4 years ago /

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Thursday held Passing-Out Ceremony for the 2013 Batch ‘C’ corps members of over 5,448 deployed in Lagos and thousands more in other states across the nation for the one-year service. A statement signed on behalf of the state coordinator by Mrs. Belinda Faniyi directed the...

NDDC Urges Youths To Shun Violence

4 years ago /

The Executive Director in charge of Finance and Administration at the Niger Delta Development Commission, Henry Ogiri has advised youths of Abua/Odual in Rivers state, South-South Nigeria to stop the violence in order to benefit from a planned empowerment initiative by the commission.  

Taraba State Hosts Concert To Unite Youths Against Violence

4 years ago /

Taraba state government has expressed readiness to apply all possible means to end the conflict in parts of the southern and central zones of the state through youth involvement in government policies and programmes.  

SURE-P: 5,000 Youths To Be Employed As Maintenance Officers – Agwai

4 years ago /

The chairman of Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment   Programme (SURE –P), General Martins Agwai yesterday disclosed that no fewer than 5,075 youths will undergo training in highway maintenance and will at the end of their training be absorbed as maintenance officers in the Federal Ministry of works.

President Jonathan Says His Government Is Focused On Youth Empowerment

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan says his administration is pursuing what he described as an aggressive youth transformation policy that will totally eliminate unemployment in the country.  

Nigerian Youths Urged To Embrace Entrepreneurship And Skill Acquisition

4 years ago /

Nigerian youths can effectively tackle unemployment if they embrace entrepreneurship and consider skill acquisitions.

Job Creation: President Jonathan's Administration In Retrospect

4 years ago /

Since President Goodluck Jonathan assumed office in 2011, the creation of sustainable jobs, especially for the nation’s teaming youths through his administration’s transformation programme has continued to receive attention each fiscal y

NYSC DG visits Gombe corps members

4 years ago /

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi has visited corps members deployed to Gombe state for the one year mandatory national service.

Government to tackle unemployment by outsourcing to private hands

4 years ago /

The Nigerian government says it is considering out-sourcing major aspects of the duties of some agencies and parastatals to private hands as a means of creating job opportunities for thousands of unemployed youths in the country.

Abia state to make youth corpers comfortable, says Governor Orji

4 years ago /

Abia state Governor Theodore Orji has assured the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, of his commitment to ensure that corps members posted to the state are comfortable.

Bridging the digital divide between the sexes: Stakeholders take campaign to Secondary schools

4 years ago /

The future of information and communications technology for the Nigerian woman appears promising as more secondary school girls have taken up the challenge of bridging the current digital divide by having careers in ICT.

GOVERNOR SERIAKE DICKSON CALLS FOR ATTITUDINAL CHANGE

4 years ago /

The Bayelsa state government says it is determined to equip its youths with skills that will make them major contributors to the state’s economy.

Nigerian government launches programme to crush unemployment

4 years ago /

Every year the university system pours out graduate into the ever-increasing pool of unemployed Nigerians, while still majority of these graduates who are not properly equipped for the labour market lack entrepreneurial skill. 

Governor Al-Makura launches employment programme for youths in Nassarawa state, Nigeria

4 years ago /

The Nasarawa state government has commenced training of 1,470 (one thousand four hundred and seventy) youths in the state as part of its Youth Empowerment Scheme.

Violence against women: Gender Advocates advise victims to speak out to end menace

4 years ago /

According to the United Nations, up to 70% of women experience violence in their lifetime and between 500,000 to 2,000,000 women are trafficked annually into situations including forced labor, prostitution and slavery.

UNDP GENDER EQUALITY: FEMALE PARLIAMENTARIANS MEET TO STRATEGIZE ON WAYS TO FAVOUR WOMEN.

5 years ago /

Female parliamentarians from the thirty – six states of the federation are meeting to strategize on ways to attain affirmative action in favour of women.          

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Redeemed Christian Church of God commissions ICT centres in two FCT secondary schools

5 years ago /

As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, the RCCG has commissioned ICT centres in two government secondary schools in the FCT.

BASKETBALL CHARITY: NBA, WNBA stars visit FCT Unity Orphanage home

5 years ago /

The voices of the young orphans at the FCT Unity Orphanage home in Gwagwalada could only be described as joy-filled as 73 orphaned children were visited by NBA and WNBA stars such as Tamika Raymond.