• Alakija admits ground-breaking youths are what Nigeria needs

    Alakija admits ground-breaking youths are what Nigeria needs

    The solution to the current social-economic situation in the country and the continent is the need for a generation of ground breaking, resilient and adaptable young people.

    Executive Director, FAMFA Oil, Folorunsho Alakija, stated this at the weekend, during the Grand Finale of Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria (AYEEN) 2016, in Lagos.

    She said there is need for youths that can create a great future at the award and celebrate 500 AYEEN beneficiaries.

    AYEEN identifies and empowers the most innovative solutions and economically […]

  • 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 […]

  • Four killed as youth attack Shiites in Kaduna

    Four killed as youth attack Shiites in Kaduna

    Irate youth in Tudun Wada community in Kaduna South Local Government Area, attacked and killed four suspected members of the Shi’a sect, and torched the residence of their group’s leader Wednesday, witnesses said.

    The mob also demolished the Shiite’s Islamic school in the area.

    The incident occurred a day after a clampdown by Nigerian security forces prevented the Shiites from embarking on their planned annual procession.

    “It’s the police that ordered the youths to attack us and to destroy our buildings,” one Shiite […]

  • National Assembly will boost youth participation in governance, says Saraki

    National Assembly will boost youth participation in governance, says Saraki

    President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday said the National Assembly is committed to ensuring greater youth participation in governance to guarantee the country’s future.

    Speaking when he played host to the Nigerian Youth Parliament, led by its Speaker, Hon. Ayodele John Obe, in Abuja, Saraki said part of the change policy of the present administration is geared towards effective engagement of the younger generation so as to raise vibrant leaders who will steer the ship of state in […]

  • Niger Delta youth leaders decries bombing of oil installations

    Niger Delta youth leaders decries bombing of oil installations

    Saddened by the renewed bombings of oil installations in the oil-rich Niger Delta by the notorious militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the Grand Council of Niger Delta Youth Leaders GCNDYL on Sunday in Uyo condemned the sabotage of oil and gas facilities.

    A statement by its spokesperson Comrade Awakessien Clement Eric Omare, decried the renewed attacks saying blowing of pipelines will further pollute and bring further hardship to the people of the region .

    He called on the restive youths […]

  • Youth unemployment, a huge time bomb – Agwai

    Youth unemployment, a huge time bomb – Agwai

    A former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Martin Luther Agwai (rtd), says youth unemployment remains a major national security challenge.

    Agwai, who spoke yesterday at the second seminar organised by the Institute for Security Studies for participants of Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC), warned that jobless youths could fall easy preys to rebel groups springing up across the federation.

    He likened the scenario to a time-bomb waiting to explode.

    “Youth unemployment is particularly a huge time bomb Africans are sitting on,” he […]

  • Rivers government lauds Heritage Bank on youth empowerment

    Rivers government lauds Heritage Bank on youth empowerment

    Rivers State Government has commended Heritage Bank Plc for its role in enhancing youth entrepreneurship development and engendering self-employment through its various initiatives and products.

    The government lauded the bank’s effort to lead the recovery of the Nigerian economy through administering and management of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s N3 billion Youth Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YIEDP).

    It also lauded its partnership with the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), which recently graduated 100 young entrepreneurs in the CVL Young Entrepreneurship Training […]

  • Buhari commends Zuckerberg for inspiring youth entrepreneurship

    Buhari commends Zuckerberg for inspiring youth entrepreneurship

    President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of social networking website, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, for sharing his wealth of knowledge with Nigerian youths, and inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs.

    The commendation is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

    Adesina said Buhari made the commendation he received the Internet entrepreneur at the State House.

    He said that President Buhari told Zuckerberg that the various […]

  • Fulfil your promise on job creation for youth – NLC tells FG

    Fulfil your promise on job creation for youth – NLC tells FG

    The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday in Abuja urged the Federal Government to fulfil its promise on job creation and youth employment in the country.

    The NLC General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, made the call in a statement he issued in commemoration of the 2016 International Youth Day.

    Mr. Ozo-Eson said as the NLC felicitates with Nigeria youth and the world on the commemoration of the 2016 International Youth Day, it was imperative for the Federal Government to fulfil its promise to […]

  • Shocking! Youths sets man’s house on fire over alleged witchcraft

    Shocking! Youths sets man’s house on fire over alleged witchcraft

    The irate youths of Enwagba Enyigba community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State at the weekend razed the house of a 35-year-old man in the area, Paul Nwafor over allegations that he was holding their progress through witchcraft.

    The youths, allegedly led by one Uche Oroke and Livinus Akpuru, invaded Nwafor’s house and set his house ablaze. They also reportedly set his yam barns, tricycle popularly known as KEKE which was given to him by his friend, domestic animals and […]

  • Bauchi State APC youth leader leads the anti-NLC planned strike, on a horse … more Photos

    Bauchi State APC youth leader leads the anti-NLC planned strike, on a horse … more Photos

    Comrade NasiruSarkin Bakan Kasar Kobi, Bauchi State APC youth leader is pictured leading the protest against NLC’s planned strike against subsidy removal and also showing support for President Muhammad Buhari and Governor MA Abubakar.

    Comrade NasiruSarkin Bakan Kasar Kobi, Bauchi State APC youth leader is pictured leading the protest against NLC’s planned strike against subsidy removal and also showing support for President Muhammad Buhari and Governor MA