News - Gender and Youth Development

NYSC Urges Employers To Provide Conducive Environment For Corps Members

3 years ago /

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday charged employers to provide enabling atmosphere and welfare facilities for corps members that would be posted to their organisations. Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the Lagos State Coordinator of NYSC, spoke at the swearing-in ceremony of 3,603 members of the 2014 NYSC Batch ‘C’ set...

 

Association Advocates For More Women Professionals

3 years ago /

Ms Gloria Ene, the Chairperson, Women Association of Quantity Surveyors of Nigeria (WAQSN), has appealed to government at all levels to evolve measures that would encourage more women to pursue professional careers. Ene made the appeal in an interview with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. She said...

 

Kano State Govt. Spends N10bn To Sponsor Students For Training Abroad - Commissioner

3 years ago /

Alhaji Ali Yako, the Kano State Commissioner for Higher Education, said the government had spent over N10 billion in the last three on the 2, 000 students it sponsored to study abroad. The commissioner disclosed this on Tuesday at the foundation-laying ceremony for the construction of a 250-seater lecture theatre at...

Al-Makura Approves Upward Review Of Corps Members' Allowances

3 years ago /

Gov. Umaru Al-makura of Nasarawa on Monday approved an upward review of the allowances of NYSC members posted to the state.  Al-makura announced this at the end of a three-week orientation for Batch C corps members held at the Majaji Dan-Yamusa NYSC orientation camp in Keffi. In an address to the 1,782...

Ondo State Govt. Promises To Tackle Unemployment Through Sustainable Agriculture

3 years ago /

Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has pledged to tackle unemployment through sustainable agriculture that will boost food production. Mimiko said this on Friday at a seminar organised by Agricultural Input Supply Agency (AISA), in conjunction with Harvest Field Limited, for farmers in the state. The governor, who was represented by his...

Gov. Dakingari To Employ Deserving NYSC Members

3 years ago /

Gov. Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi State has promised automatic employment for NYSC members who distinguished themselves at the end of the service year. Dakingari made the promise at the inauguration of the 2014 Batch 'C' NYSC Orientation Course in Dakingari, Suru Local Government Area of the state on Thursday. He said that the security of...

Lagos NYSC Coordinator Urges Nigerians To Embrace Online Registration

3 years ago /

The Lagos State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, on Thursday urged Nigerians to embrace the newly-introduced online registration process for corps members. Adeyemi made the plea while chatting with newsmen on the sidelines of the swearing-in of 2,278 corps members for the 2014 Batch 'B' stream 11 at...

Minister Urges States To Support Local Driven Policies

3 years ago /

The Minister of Youth Development, Mr Boni Haruna, on Wednesday called on state governments to increase their local driven policies and programmes that would reduce the rate of unemployment in the country. Haruna gave the advice in Abuja during the youth rally organised by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader, National...

 

FG Expresses Worry Over States Refusal To Adopt Child Rights Act

3 years ago /

The Federal Government on Monday expressed concern at the refusal of many of the states across the country to adopt the Child Rights Act. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr Macjohn Nwaobiala, made this known in Abeokuta at the official opening session of the 60th National Council on Education...

 

Youths Demands More Participation In Governance

3 years ago /

As Nigeria prepares for another round of elections in 2015, a youth group has called for a thirty percent youth participation in governance. The group, “One Heart Initiative for Equity and Good Leadership” made the demand in Abuja on Saturday. Its members say the move will help address issues of unemployment and...

 

NDE Trains, Empowers 1,940 Youths In Niger

3 years ago /

Mr Abdullahi Mohammed, Coordinator, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Niger, on Thursday said the agency has trained and empowered more than 1, 940 youths in the state. Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that the youths were trained and empowered in different skills to make them self reliant. He...

 

Female Lawmakers Want More Women In Parliament

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 years ago /

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

Job Creation: President Jonathan's Administration In Retrospect

3 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