• Saraki launches skill acquisition to empower 40,000 youths

    Saraki launches skill acquisition to empower 40,000 youths

    It was gathered that the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday in Ilorin launched: “Skill Acquisition, Training and Empowerment Programme (STEP)” to empower 40, 000 youths in the state.

    Saraki explained that the programme was aimed at empowering the youth in the state.

    The president of the senate stressed the need to arrest the increasing unemployment and youth restiveness across the country for meaningful development to take place.

    He said the Senate was considering the use of local fabric “Aso-Oke” […]

  • Ooni, BoI sign N1bn MoU to empower youth, women

    Ooni, BoI sign N1bn MoU to empower youth, women

    According to reports, the House of Oduduwa and the Bank of Industry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which would provide loans to youths in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

    The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, signed for the House of Oduduwa, while the Acting Managing Director of ‎the BoI, Waheed Olagunju, signed for the financial institution.

    Olagunju explained that the initiative was aimed at reducing youth unemployment in Ile-Ife communities.

    Among the features of the MoU is the provision of N1 billion loan […]

  • We’ll empower NAF to fight vandals – Reps

    We’ll empower NAF to fight vandals – Reps

    According to reports, the House of Representatives says it is determined to ensure that laws are put in place to empower the Nigerian Air Force to fight pipeline vandalism and other socio-economic vices in the Niger Delta.

    The Chairman, House Committee on Nigerian Air Force, Mr. Samson Okwu, said this on Monday when he and members of the committee visited the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, at the Government House, Yenagoa.

    Okwu and the other committee members were received by the Deputy […]

  • Reps move to empower NJC on sack of judges

    Reps move to empower NJC on sack of judges

    A bill to empower the National Judicial Council, (NJC) to be more involved in sacking erring judges scaled Second Reading at the House of Representatives, yesterday.

    The bill, which seeks to alter Section 292(1)(A) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) was sponsored by Garba Datti Mohammed.

    Leading debate on the Bill, Mohammed said the  proposed amendment was aimed at ensuring “judicial officers serving as heads of courts are not victimised through removal by executive fiat acting in concert with the legislature without […]

  • FG restates commitment to empower Niger Delta youths

    FG restates commitment to empower Niger Delta youths

    According to reports, the Minister for State for Niger Delta Affairs, Prof. Claudius Daramola, has restated the ministry’s commitment to empower youths in the Niger Delta region by training them on various vocational skills.

    Daramola told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday that the training was a continuous exercise designed to create employment for non-militant youths.

    According to him, the ministry is currently undertaking an agreement with a team of interventionists that will train the youths of the region […]

  • FG to disburse N200m each to eight states to empower women

    FG to disburse N200m each to eight states to empower women

    According to reports, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, said N200 million would be disbursed to eight pilot states each through the National Women Empowerment Fund to empower women at the grassroots.

    Alhassan said this during a media briefing on the take-off of the National Women Empowerment Fund and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme in Abuja.

    She said the eight pilot states are Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Akwa Ibom, Osun, and Abia, adding that other states […]

  • Reps move to empower President to establish State Police

    Reps move to empower President to establish State Police

    According to reports, the House of Representatives is set to constitutionally empower the President of the country by compelling him or to establish State Police in all 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

    This followed the second reading of a Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to provide for the Establishment of State Police and to Ensure Effective Community Policing in Nigeria and for Other Related Matters […]

  • NAF partners with Benue government to empower youths

    NAF partners with Benue government to empower youths

    According to reports, the Nigerian Air Force in collaboration with the Benue State government has inaugurated the “Barrack Youths Agricultural Empowerment Programme”.

    The programme is aimed at helping officers cope with home front demands from their dependents.

    The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, launched the initiative for over 3,000 beneficiaries across Nigeria on Wednesday at the NAF Base Makurdi, Benue State’s capital.

    On his arrival at the Officers Mess of the barracks, he was welcomed by one of the benefiting […]

  • Borno, UNFPA empower 100 women IDPs with skills, grants

    Borno, UNFPA empower 100 women IDPs with skills, grants

    According to reports, the Borno State Government in collaboration with United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) has empowered 100 female Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with skills in book keeping and trades with N700, 000 take-off grants.

    Presenting the cash grants after training session at Maiduguri Bakasi IDPs camp, the Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Fanta Baba Shehu, disclosed that the training of women IDPs was to address poverty and unemployment before they return to liberated communities in the state.

    She said […]

  • I will empower, secure Niger Delta region – Buhari

    I will empower, secure Niger Delta region – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said his administration remains committed to empowering the Niger Delta.

    Buhari said this while playing host to some leaders of Ogoniland at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    He also used the opportunity to reaffirm his administration’s commitment towards the Ogoniland cleanup.

    The President, who took to his official twitter handle, @MBuhari, to welcome the delegates, said he remained committed “to cleaning, securing and empowering the Niger Delta.”

    He added that the mandate “is genuine. We made a promise, we will […]