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The British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) has launched its “Wealth is Here” campaign aimed at changing the mindset of Nigerian youths and igniting the belief that they can flourish in Nigeria by seeking out and creating opportunities for themselves in agriculture.
An industrialist, Alhaji Ganiu Adelani, Chairman/CEO, Adeirorun Enterprises Nigeria Limited, has traced the high level of youth unemployment to the poor state of energy supply, which he said has been stalling industrial growth and other small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that would have provided massive employment in the country.g
Mr Efetobo Awhana, the Organiser of Nigeria Travel Week, has advised Nigerian youths to take to adire (local fabric) making and mat weaving to liberate themselves from unemployment.
As the nation celebrated its 59 years of independence on Tuesday, Asha Raphael Nnabuife, the transitional chairman of Idemili North Local Government Area in Anambra state admonished Nigerian youths to shuns vices like cultism, drugs addiction, cyber crimes and criminalities.
A good governance advocacy group, the Unity House Foundation (UHF) has called on Nigerian youths to participate actively in governance by asking questions on the day to day activities of the government.
The Commissioner for Youth Political Participation in Africa, Pan-African Youth Union (PYU), Amb. Oladele Nihi has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians particularly the youths on the occasion of the country’s 59th Independence Anniversary.
Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), has called on the government institutions to give priority attention to entrepreneurship development programmes and implementation of comprehensive poverty reduction strategy to stem the tide of youths’ migration to other countries.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, yesterday, commended ExxonMobil Nigeria, Africare and the United-States based National Basketball Association, NBA, for their efforts at promoting capacity building, health development and well-being of Nigerian youths through their Power Africa Initiative.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development says it would explore a “viable working partnership’’ with the National Communications Commission (NCC) to lift at least, 10 million Nigerian youths out of poverty.
The Youth Wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the government to ensure 40 per cent youths representation in governance.
“It is understandable to say that the office of the First Lady has nothing to do with the epileptic supply of electricity to students’ environment,” a statement by the NYCN read, “but it would have been wise and safer if she had taken time to address and appease the agitating students.”
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has assured that the Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) will cover all the 36 states and the FCT.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria has lamented that despite gains in the situation facing Nigerian children and young people, many are left behind especially when it comes to education.
The Diocese of Lagos, (Anglican Communion) has condemned in totality the ugly trend of xenophobic attacks of Nigerians and other African nationals by South Africans which reached its peak recently and has since sparked pockets of violent reprisals from citizens of victim-countries, especially Nigeria.
Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.
South East Governors Forum have resolved to meet with President Muhammad Buhari on Thursday over the welfare of Ndigbo.
Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
Oyo State Government has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, pointing out that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.
The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.
The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has called on Governors to remove and prosecute any traditional leader found guilty of supporting any act of insecurity in his domain.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.
Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, the Minister of State for Environment, on Thursday, called for the immediate declaration of a state of emergency on erosion ravaging several parts of the country to comprehensively tackle the menace.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan has assured that committees of both chambers of the National Assembly will conclude work on the 2020 budget estimate before the end of October.
An estimated 90 per cent of Nigerians and 2.3 billion people globally lack access to safe and efficient electricity, according to Schneider Electric.