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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Ramadan: Corps member presents gift to Kogi governor

A corps member serving at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) headquarters in Abuja, Abubakar Ahmad Abubakar, has visited Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, and presented a gift to him in the spirit of the month of Radaman.
Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the appeal in his keynote address at the ongoing meeting of NYSC’s top management with representatives of the State Governments and the FCT administration, in Abuja.

NYSC urges governors to constitute state governing boards

In order to enhance the success of its programmes, the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, on Thursday, called on the 36 state governors to constitute and empower governing boards for the Scheme in their domains.

Coalition clarifies misinformation on FADAMA project

A coalition of civil society organisations under the auspices of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), has demystified FADAMA project to avert misinformation about the project which started in 1990 and now in its third phase.
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NYSC laments poor state of orientation camp facilities

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has expressed disappointment over the poor state of facilities at some States and Local Government Areas (LGAs) across the country.
The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has assured the three indigenes of the State who received the National Youth Service Corps Presidential Award of Excellence and Remarkable Achievement of government’s support.

Ekiti governor celebrates NYSC presidential award winners

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has assured the three indigenes of the State who received the National Youth Service Corps Presidential Award of Excellence and Remarkable Achievement of government’s support.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor awards scholarship to another first class law graduate

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has offered scholarship to another first class law graduate from the state, Miss Pere Esther Amazige.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Niger records low turnout of coronavirus vaccination

The local government COVID-19 vaccination in Niger State, which started Wednesday, last week, has been recording very low turnout of people.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Official: Governor Zulum donated N400 million to NYSC in Borno

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has released over N400 million for the welfare of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state in the last two years, the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has disclosed.
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Yiaga Africa condemns Ekiti by-election violence

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Sunday, condemned electoral violence that erupted during Ekiti Bye-Election held on Saturday.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

DSS: We will provide security for NYSC members in Anambra

The Department of State Services (DSS) in Anambra state has pledged to fortify security around the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) locations across the state

Ekiti by-election: Three feared dead as ‘thugs’ attack voters

The House of Assembly by-election for Ekiti East Constituency 1 in Ekiti State has allegedly left three people dead as thugs attack voters.
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 chief advises corps members to prioritise personal security

Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has advised corps members to give priority to their personal safety in the course of their service year.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

1,156 NYSC members begin orientation course in Ogun

One thousand, one hundred and fifty- six male and female corps members, on Monday, commenced a three-week orientation course at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Sagamu camp in Ogun State. The 1,156 corps members...
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 says only graduates with complete documents will be mobilised

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday says only graduates with complete documents will be mobilised by the scheme for the service year.

NYSC coordinator: 1,670 corps members made orientation

Alhaji Suleman Abdul, Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the Federal Capital Territory, on Monday, said that about 1,670 corps members were registered at the camp.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor restates his commitment to NYSC

Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo, has restated the commitment of his administration to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the State.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State, has advised transporters not to exploit prospective corps members travelling to the state for the 2021 Batch A orientation course.

NYSC cautions transporters against exploiting prospective corpers

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State, has advised transporters not to exploit prospective corps members travelling to the state for the 2021 Batch A orientation course.
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Lagos begins construction of 14,000-bed capacity NYSC orientation camp

Construction of a 14,000-bed capacity permanent orientation camp for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has begun in Lagos State.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

The imperative of dialogue in resolving Nigeria’s urgent issues

Today, we are at the brink again. In the last few months, tempers have run very high; reckless statements from ethnic champions have provoked all manners of reactions, which have subsequently led to the loss of human lives, and the property and livelihoods of many citizens. While this was fueled by the social media, the inaction of government has allowed many avoidable loss of lives to happen.

Students groan as Taraba university lecturers embark on fresh strike

The joy of resuming academic activities for some students of the Taraba State University has suddenly been thwarted as lecturers in the institution proceeded on another indefinite strike.
The panel investigating allegation of sexual harassment against a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, has submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.

OAU assures students will be mobilised for NYSC 2021 Batch A

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has assured its students that they will be mobilised for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2021 Batch A.
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NYSC chief: Poor funding hampering skills acquisition programme

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has identified inadequate funding as the major challenge hampering the scheme’s Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.

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