News - Gender and Youth Development

Reps Move To Amend Trafficking And Commercial Sex Act

1 week ago /

A bill seeking to amend the Trafficking In Persons Enforcement And Administration Act 2015 to establish special trafficking court scaled second reading in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Mukwege, Murad Receive Nobel Peace Prize

3 months ago /

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidis activist Nadia Murad, a sex slave survivor, were presented with the Nobel peace prize on Monday, as they challenged the world to combat rape as a weapon of war.

Osinbajo Advocates Coordinated Approach To End Gender Based Violence

3 months ago /

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo wants those campaigning against gender based violence in Nigeria to focus more on preventing the abuse by proactively identifying risk factors and intervening decisively to deal with it.

Bolaji Abdullahi Seeks Youth Empowerment In Kwara

6 months ago /

A former Minister for Sport and Youth Development, Bolaji Abdullahi has decried the rate of youth disillusionment in his home state Kwara, noting that if something urgent is not done to address it they might end up consuming the older ones and the wealthy class.


Women’s Group Recommends Girl-Child Education As Panacea To Human Trafficking

6 months ago /

Women have been charged to focus more on girl - child education in order to reduce human trafficking and abuse of the dignity of women

Experts Seek More Women Involvement In Peace Building

7 months ago /

The executive director of West African Network for Peace Building, Emeka Eze wants the Nigerian government to increase the role of women in decision making with regards to conflict prevention and resolution.

Nigerian Youths Excited By “Not Too Young To Run” Law

9 months ago /

Some Nigerian youths say the signing into law of the “Not Too Young To Run” bill by President Muhammadu Buhari is an opportunity for them to blaze the trail of birthing a more peaceful and prosperous nation.

Nigerian Women Demand Vice Presidential Slot.

10 months ago /

The demand was made On Friday when a group of female politicians under the Aegies of Nigerian Female Parliamentarians paid a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 

Women In Extractive Industry Call For 35% Affirmation Action

10 months ago /

The Nigerian government has again been told to give serious attention to the provisions of a legal framework for the extractive industry, with a view to strengthening it.

Palm Sunday: Pope Francis Urges Youth To Raise Their Voices

12 months ago /

Pope Francis on Sunday urged young people not to be silent and let their voices be heard during Palm Sunday celebrations.  

Women’s Groups Seek A United Front For Gender Parity

1 year ago /

Women have been told to support each other and unite the quest for gender parity in Nigeria.

Legal Experts Raise Concern On Social Media Use In Nigeria

1 year ago /

The use of the social media, its advantages and possible mis-use were the central issues discussed on Wednesday at a round table organized by a group of lawyers  

Bayelsa, Germany To Build Vocation Centres

1 year ago /

Bayelsa state Governor, Seriake Dickson says the state will collaborate with the german government to build high quality vocation training centres that would promote self sustainance programmes for the teeming unemployed Youths In the State

Preventing Girl Child Abuse: NAWOJ Partners Ngo On Nationwide Campaign

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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...

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