• Kano state dislodges 1000 students to accommodate 1500 Adamawa corp members

    Kano state dislodges 1000 students to accommodate 1500 Adamawa corp members

    Over 1000 students of Government Secondary School, (GSS) Karaye, Kano state, have been sent home, with the state government paying their transportation fare back to their respective states.

    This move was carried out so as to provide room to accommodate over 1,500 corp members, newly deployed to Adamawa State, to observe their orientation camp programme in Kano due to the insurgency in Adamawa.

    This was just as the Kano State coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Yusuf Baba charged the […]

  • FG tells MDAs to stop rejecting corps members

    FG tells MDAs to stop rejecting corps members

    According to reports, the Federal Government has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) not to reject corps members posted to them by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

    A statement signed by the NYSC Director of Press, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe, said the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, gave the directive in a circular sent to MDAs.

    Aderibigbe said the circular, with reference number SGF.15/T/745, criticised the growing incidence of ejection of corps members posted to […]

  • Nigerian Peace Corps hails National Assembly, urges Buhari to assent Bill

    Nigerian Peace Corps hails National Assembly, urges Buhari to assent Bill

    According to reports, the National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dr Dickson Akoh on Thursday commended National Assembly over the passage of the Bill for an Act to establish the agency.

    The Senate had on Thursday read the Bill for the third time and finally passed it, in concurrence with the House of Representatives which had passed same earlier in the year.

    Addressing Journalists shortly after the passage on Thursday, Akoh appreciated Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; Speaker Yakubu Dogara and […]

  • BREAKING!!! Senate passes Nigerian Peace Corps Bill into law

    BREAKING!!! Senate passes Nigerian Peace Corps Bill into law

    According to reports, the Senate on Thursday passed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill into law, thereby giving approval for the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps as an agency under the Ministry of Interior.

    Presenting the report of the Committee on Interior on the floor of the Senate, the committee chairman, Senator Bayero Nafada urged the Senate to support the passage of the Bill, saying “the organisation will be of great benefit to the Nigerian youths”.

    “In response to increasing complexity of […]

  • President Buhari orders NYSC to mobilise all prospective corps members

    President Buhari orders NYSC to mobilise all prospective corps members

    According to reports, the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Sulaiman Zakari Kazaure, has said that despite the inadequate budgetary allocation, which has stalled the agency’s operation in the past few months, President Muhammadu Buhari had given the marching order to the agency to mobilise all qualified prospective corps members for the 2016 Batch ‘’B’’ service year.

    In all, the NYSC boss said that over 170,000 corps members will be mobilised this month, while the remaining 86,000 members […]

  • Governor Ambode appoints DIG Ajao Head Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps

    Governor Ambode appoints DIG Ajao Head Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday constituted the Board of the Neighbourhood Safety Agency, in line with his quest to further strengthen the security of the State and safeguard its local communities.

    Consequently, the Governor approved the appointment of DIG Israel Ajao (Rtd), a former Commissioner of Police in Lagos and Ogun and DIG Criminal Investigation, as Chairman of the Board.

    In a statement signed by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, the Governor also […]

  • NYSC denies slash in corps members’ allowance

    NYSC denies slash in corps members’ allowance

    According to reports, the National Youth Service Corps on Monday refuted social media reports alleging it slashed corps members’ allowance by 25 per cent.

    The NYSC’s Director of Press, Bose Aderibigbe, said in Abuja the allowance of corps members remained N19,800 and not N14,800 as published by the social media.

    Aderibigbe said the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Sule Kazaure, had not made any comments regarding allowances of corps members as claimed in the publication.

    She reiterated the commitment of the scheme […]

  • Police rescue kidnapped corps member in Rivers

    Police rescue kidnapped corps member in Rivers

    Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command on Monday rescued a corps member, Helen (surname withheld), who was kidnapped at the corpers’ lodge in Omademe, Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

    A group of unknown gunmen had stormed the residence of the corps members at about 3am on Friday and whisked her away in an unmarked car.

    It was gathered that the incident caused panic among corps members in the area, even as the community’s security group joined forces with the […]

  • Corps member slumps, dies in Bayelsa

    Corps member slumps, dies in Bayelsa

    A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) identified as Mr. Ogundare Lawrence Opeyemi, has slumped and died in Bayelsa State.

    Opeyemi, it was gathered, died in Nembe, Nembe Local Government Area, where he was posted for his primary assignment.

    It was gathered that the deceased corps member slumped a day after he had a party with his colleagues in the area.

    Sources confirmed that “a day after the party, he complained of a health-related issue and before we knew what was […]

  • Edo guber: APC plotting to replace corps members with loyalists – PDP

    Edo guber: APC plotting to replace corps members with loyalists – PDP

    The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress plans to substitute members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) trained for the Edo governorship election with members of the party.

    In a press statement signed by the publicity secretary, Mr Chris Nehikhare, the PDP restated its position that the postponement of the governorship election which would have held yesterday, was in line with the party’s devious plan, pointing out that rescheduling the […]

  • Corps member drowns in Port Harcourt

    Corps member drowns in Port Harcourt

    A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Dayo, has been found dead in a river in Isaka, Port Harcourt.

    His body was reportedly found floating in the river two days after he was reported to have accidentally slipped off a boat while boarding a jetty to the community where he was serving.

    The deceased was laid to rest on Friday, September 2nd.

    A facebook user who shared a picture with a tribute to the deceased wrote: “Corper Dayo was someone […]