News - Gender and Youth Development

NYSC: Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Increases State Allowance

8 months 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

8 months 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, npower.gov.ng 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

10 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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...

Do not lose hope, Yakubu Dogara tells unemployed youths

1 year ago /

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has urged unemployed Nigerian youths not to despair or lose hope, saying that it is the responsibility of the government to create an enabling environment for job creation. Dogara said this in an address to a group of aeronautical engineers...

24-year–old Bashir Ahmad named as Buhari’s personal assistant on new media

1 year ago /

 President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Bashir Ahmad as his Personal Assistant on New Media. The 24-year-old is an indigene of Kano state. Until his appointment, he was the Online Editor (Hausa) for Leadership Newspaper. He graduated from Bayero University Kano in 2013, with Bachelor of Arts in...

 

South African mayor awards scholarships to virgin women

1 year ago /

A South African mayor has awarded college scholarships to 16 young women for remaining virgins to encourage others to be "pure and focus on school," her spokesman said Sunday. The scholarship was introduced this year and has been awarded to young women from the Uthukela district in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province,...

House of Reps Call for Immediate Employment of Relatives of NIS Stampede Victims

1 year ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives has called for the immediate employment of the relatives of the deceased candidates of the march 15th  2014 Nigeria immigration service recruitment stampede who were issued employment letters, further saying that all their salaries and emoluments be paid t them, effective from the date of the...

Social Media Bill: Nigerians Protest In Abuja

1 year ago /

Ever since the announcements about the Act to Prohibit Frivolous Petitions and Other Related Matters Bill was made,  Nigerians have not been pleased with the news, saying that the senate is only trying to censor the usage of the social media and extinguish their rights to Freedom of Speech. Nigerians residing...

"We will take your inputs on Social Media Bill" - Senate

1 year ago /

The Senate has assured Nigerians that they will be able to make input and determine the fate of the controversial Act to Prohibit Frivolous Petitions and Other Related Matters bill, sponsored by Senator Ibn Na’Allah, APC, Kebbi South. Criticism has greeted the bill as many noted that it is targeted at...

Onyeka Onwenu Calls For Zero Tolerance To Gender-Based Violence

1 year ago /

The National Centre for Women Develop (NCWD) on Monday called for zero tolerance of gender-based violence and other forms of intimidation and victimization in Nigeria.Ms Onyeka Onwenu, Director-General NCWD, made the call at the 16-day Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign in Abuja.She said Government, stake holders and every individual should...

Hijabs Will Not Be Allowed At NYSC Camps – DG

1 year ago /

This was said by the Director-General of NYSC, Brig. Johnson Olawunmi in a meeting with Muslim Youths in Da’wah on Tuesday at the headquarters of the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja who came to protest against the ban on the use of hijab by female Muslim corps members, especially...

LAUTECH Plans Production And Supply Of Glass Wares

1 year ago /

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso on Monday says that it will soon commence the production of glass wares in its department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT). Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, gave this indication at the 6th induction ceremony for students of Science Laboratory Technology. Gbadegesin said...

NYSC Launches New Certificates

1 year ago /

As part of efforts to curb forgery of academic documents, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has launched a new certificate that bears a passport photograph of corps member at the upper right hand corner. The management of the national youth service corps launched the certificate in Abuja on Tuesday. This is...


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