News - Gender and Youth Development

Nigerian Women Demand Vice Presidential Slot.

2 days 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

3 days 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

2 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

8 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

9 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

11 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

12 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

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...

FG To Begin Registration Of Unemployed Nigerians Wednesday - NDE

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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, 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

2 years 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

2 years 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...


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