News - Gender and Youth Development

 

Agriculture: FG To Launch N59.7bn Youth Scheme In September

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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

2 years 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

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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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

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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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

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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

2 years 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

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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...

 

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

2 years ago /

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

2 years ago /

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

3 years ago /

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...