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Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, says the Federal Government has initiated a process to revive the collapsed industries in Kano State.

Minister: Nigerian government determined to lift country out of poverty, unemployment

The Federal Government says it is determined to do all it entails to lift the country out of poverty and unemployment.

ITF chief: Competitive technical skills panacea to unemployment

Unless most Nigerians are equipped with competitive technical skills, we will as a nation continue to fight a losing battle against the plights of poverty and unemployment and their attendant consequences.

NCDMB, ITF vocational skills programme trains 255 youths

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in partnership with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) on Tuesday in Abuja graduated 255 participants of its vocational skills programme.
The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph N Ari, said the Fund is battling criminality and other security challenges in the country using skills acquisition.

ITF denies wrongful appointments, marginalization of Muslims

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has decried what it described as orchestrated efforts to malign, impugn and whip up negative sentiments against the agency and its functionaries through outright lies and calculated misinformation.
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Serena Williams continues her long quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam when the coronavirus-delayed 2021 Australian Open begins on Monday, four years since her last major triumph in Melbourne.
The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph N Ari, said the Fund is battling criminality and other security challenges in the country using skills acquisition.

ITF, NDA partners on capacity building

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has signed a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna for research and capacity development to enhence staff performance to boost the nation’s economy.
The Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, Maj-Gen Jamil Sarham, said the development of the solid minerals sector will reduce the over-dependence of Nigeria on petroleum.

NDA chief: Developing solid minerals will reduce over-dependence on petroleum

Gen. Sarham disclosed this on Tuesday in Jos while signing a memorandum of understanding with the National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC) Jos for the establishment of Academic and scholarly Comprehensive linkages held at the NNDC, Jos, Plateau State.
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Forty seven players quarantined after coronavirus cases on Australian Open flights

Forty-seven players have been forced into two weeks of hotel quarantine in Melbourne after three coronavirus infections were reported on two chartered flights carrying them to the year’s first grand slam, the tournament organisers said on Saturday.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.

Governor Lalong tasks Senator Dadu’ut on positive impacts on constituents

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.
Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister signs MoU with ITF to train and empower 23,310 Nigerian youths

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to organise a Youths Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Programme (YOSDEP) for 23, 310 Nigerian youths.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor tasks states, federal lawmakers on youth empowerment

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.
The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.

1,000 Niger youths to benefit from Senator Musa scholarship programme

The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has instituted scholarship programme for no fewer than 1,000 indigents students in secondary and tertiary institutions from his Senatorial zone as part of deliberate efforts to assist the underprivileged to acquire western education in the area.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau government restates commitment to skills development, graduates 500 youths on 11 trades

The Plateau State government on Friday in Jos graduated 500 youths after three months of training in 11 trades, including poultry, catering , tailoring, cosmetology, aluminum works, welding and fabrication, leather works, fishery, barbing, hairdressing, information and Communication Technology.

ICPC ranks ITF 1st for ethics, integrity among 352 federal agencies

The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari, has lauded the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for ranking the ITF first for ethics compliance and integrity amongst 352 Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has taken proactive measures aimed at curtailing the devastating impacts of flooding in the region occasioned by yearly torrential rainfall.

Dozens killed, houses destroyed as floods ravage central Nigeria

State governments in the North-central region of Nigeria are employing measures to halt the perennial flooding ravaging parts of the zone and alleviate the sufferings of the victims.
The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) is set to establish a regional office in Gombe State which will coordinate and oversee the training of youths in skills development across the North-East sub-region of the country.

ITF sets to establish regional office in Gombe

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) is set to establish a regional office in Gombe State which will coordinate and oversee the training of youths in skills development across the North-East sub-region of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.

ITF seeks partnership for job creation

The Director-General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Joseph Arii has urged agencies and organisations to partner with the Fund to tackle the challenge of high rate of unemployment, and poverty in the country.

Kogi community leader blames government for woes of Nigerian youths

The President of Takete Ide Progressive Union (TIPU) in Mopamuro Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State, Prince Richard Dare Fiki, has called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to create enabling environment for the youths to actualise their God-given potentials.

President Buhari renews tenure of ITF chief Joseph Ari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointed of Joseph Ari as Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).
The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph N Ari, said the Fund is battling criminality and other security challenges in the country using skills acquisition.

Why Nigeria should belong to world skills body – ITF chief

The Industrial Training Fund, ITF, has raised concerns that despite the improvement in skills acquisition, Nigeria is yet to be a member of the World Skills Summit, a body which gives opportunity for deliberations on skills development policies and frameworks for new age, showcases global innovations and best practices as well as guarantees platform for networking and interactions with leaders from industries and governments.

ITF reviews vision to address current economic challenges

The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Sir Joseph Ari, has disclosed the Fund has concluded arrangements to commence the implementation of the second phase of its plan, which is christened: ITF Reviewed Vision: Strategies for Mandate Actualization.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu schools need more male teachers – stakeholders

Professionals in the education sector in Enugu have bemoaned the low number of male teachers in schools across the state.

Former Anambra council boss joins governorship race

A former Chairman of Nnewi South local government council, Rommy Okoli, has joined the race for the November 6 Anambra governorship election, under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

SAFA confirm Hugo Broos as Bafana Bafana coach

SAFA have finally confirmed the Bafana Bafana coach at a press conference held at their headquarters on Wednesday.
Cyril Olisema says Enyimba can reach the final of the CAF Confederation Cup after their impressive performance against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday.

Enyimba seek top 4 place in Eastern derby game vs FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Nigeria’s current sole flagbearers in the CAF Confederation Cup, are looking to reproduce their impressive form and take out FC Ifeanyi Uba in their today’s Eastern derby – a rescheduled NPFL 2021 matchday 14 game, at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor places price on head of two gang leaders

Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike has placed a price on the head of two dreaded criminal gang leaders, VIP and Comasi, terrorising communities in Rivers.

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Security forces uncover insurgents’ plot to infiltrate Abuja

Security forces have uncovered a plot by insurgents to infiltrate the nation’s capital, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), using tinted vehicles and covered plate numbers, according to a report.
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IPMAN arrests four trucks with ‘stolen’ petroleum products

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has arrested four trucks laden with stolen Automotive Gas Oil, AGO.

Whistleblower petitions EFCC, justice minister over corruption in maritime academy

A whistleblower in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron in Akwa Ibom State, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute the management of the institution over multiple fraud, as well as systemic and perennial corruption.

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Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu attracts controversy the way flies are attracted to dung. He is completely unfazed about it. He comes across as a priest who does not mind what Pope Francis once referred to as “the sin of scandal”.