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Court jails NYSC member over gift card, love scam

A Kwara High Court, sitting in Ilorin on Thursday, has convicted a serving corps member in Kogi, Sam Abiola, over offences bordering on attempted cheating and love scam.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor lauds role of NYSC scheme in national unity

Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has commended the role of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in fostering national unity and integrating the country.

EFCC arraigns NYSC member, one other for over ‘$500 love scam’ in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin zonal office, has arraigned corps member, Sam Abiola and one Adebiyi Sodiq, on separate charges bordering on love scam.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC reacts to report of 13 corps member testing positive to coronavirus

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross River State has said no corps member tested positive to COVID-19 in the state.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Coronavirus: NYSC opens camps January 19, bans religious gatherings

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has shifted the commencement date for the orientation programme for the next batch of corps members nationwide, saying camps would now be opened on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General (DG) of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says the monthly allowance of corps members is tied to the national minimum wage and any hike will depend on the new wage.

NYSC releases postings for ‘2020 B II’ corps members

The event with the theme, ‘Protecting The health Of The Nigerian Youth: Safe Reopening Of NYSC Orientation Camps’ also had in attendance the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Coronavirus: NYSC shifts camp reopening date, bans religious gatherings

The event with the theme, ‘Protecting The health Of The Nigerian Youth: Safe Reopening Of NYSC Orientation Camps’ also had in attendance the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, as well as the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.
Princess Odume, the corps member whom the police nabbed for allegedly killing a man, identified as Japhet Akwaowo in Akwa Ibom on Sunday has disclosed the reason for her action; self-defence

Corps member reveals why she hacked man to death in Akwa Ibom

Princess Odume, the corps member whom the police nabbed for allegedly killing a man, identified as Japhet Akwaowo in Akwa Ibom on Sunday has disclosed the reason for her action; self-defence
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Female corps member hacks lover to death in Akwa Ibom

A female corps member, Chidimma Odume, was almost lynched by residents of Abak Road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital after she allegedly hacked her boyfriend to death on Sunday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Akwa Ibom: Police arrest female corps member for ‘killing’ man

Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a Batch ‘A’ Corps member, identified as Chidinma Pascaline Oduma for allegedly killing one Akwaowo Japhet.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC: No positive cases of coronavirus at orientation camp

Commissioner for Health in Ebonyi, Dr Daniel Umezurike, recently claimed that some corps members in the camp had tested positive to the virus.

NYSC: No corp member in any of our camps is coronavirus positive

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has denied reports that some youth members tested positive for COVID-19.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia governor gives two NYSC members automatic employment

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday gave automatic employment to two out of five 2019 Batch ‘B’ and ‘C’ corps members, who distinguished themselves during the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Two pastors arrested for ‘sexual abuse’ of NYSC member

Two men, identified as pastors, have been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command over alleged sexual abuse on a female youth corps member, serving in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
A corps member serving in Cross River, Mr Hodo Bassey, has donated his monthly stipend of N33,000 to the Cross River Government to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Corps member donates allowance to coronavirus fight in Cross River

A corps member serving in Cross River, Mr Hodo Bassey, has donated his monthly stipend of N33,000 to the Cross River Government to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC: JSS 2 student did not impregnate any corps member

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross Rivers has described as untrue the social media publication stating that a JSS 2 student impregnated a serving corps member in the state.

NYSC denies shooting of corps member in Yenagoa

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dismissed reports that a corps member was among the victims of the shooting incident in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State this week.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja pledged to revamp the Principal’s Cup and Headmaster’s Cup competitions in the secondary and primary schools respectively.

Corps members to enjoy minimum wage from 2020 budget – minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said serving corps members of the National Youth Service Corps will enjoy increased allowance as a result of the N30, 000 minimum wage from next year.
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Police in Lagos rescue abducted corps member, arrest kidnap kingpin

Men of the Lagos State police command have rescued a corps member, Faith Onyiwara, who was kidnapped around Ilamija, in the Epe area of Lagos State.

NYSC to replace limbs of Kano corps member

The state NYSC Coordinator, Malam Ladan Baba disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday when he led other officials of the scheme to visit the corps member, Nuruddeen Tahir, at his family house in Gwarzo Local Government Area of the state.

NYSC member ‘beats boy to death’ in Kano

An unidentified boy was on Thursday night reportedly beaten to death by a serving National Youth Service Corps member, in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State.

Police officers rob businessman of N200,000

They were shouting ‘don’t move, don’t move, come out.’ I thought they were armed robbers because they did not look like policemen.” That was the impression Osaretin Erins had when he and his friend, Raymond, were ambushed at a suya joint in Abule Egba, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway around 10pm on Thursday.

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Oyo governor to declare Hijrah holiday from next year

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Zimbabwean vice president accused of soliciting sex at his office

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Nigerian government announces additional economic zones for agric, textile

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WAEC registration: Kwara government warns principals against extortion

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