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NDLEA arrests 22-year-old Corps member in Abuja for importing drugged candies from the UK
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NDLEA arrests 22-year-old Corps member in Abuja for importing drugged candies from the UK

A 22-year-old National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Arnold Maniru, has been arrested in Abuja for importing 4 kilograms of drugged candies from the United Kingdom just as operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted in Lagos cookies laced with drugs going to United Arab Emirate. Director, Media & Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, September 5, said the youth corps member serving with a government agency in Abuja was arrested on Saturday 28th August, 2021 following the interception of a consignment at the warehouse of a transport company. "A controlled delivery of the parcel, which contains the candies laced with Arizona, a strong variant of cannabis and some liquid, was subsequently carr...
NYSC should be for two years, one year for military training and the other year for social works – Governor Ishaku
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NYSC should be for two years, one year for military training and the other year for social works – Governor Ishaku

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state has said that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme should be a two-year programme. Ishaku stated in an interview on Channels Television, that there is need for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to undergo military training following increased insecurity in the country. The Governor added that he believes an extension of the duration would better equip graduates with self-defence techniques especially at a time like this when national insecurity is now rife. He said; “The NYSC I will say should be two years. One year for compulsory military training and the other year for the social works that they are doing now so that anybody who graduates as an NYSC person can know how to handle the gun and defend himself. ...
Why NYSC will not be scrapped – South West Director
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Why NYSC will not be scrapped – South West Director

The South West Director of the National Youth Service Corps, Mrs. Oluwafunmayo Akin-Moses, has described the scheme as a vehicle for developing the manpower and generation of youth employment. According to her, NYSC is also an agent of peace and progress in Nigeria and as such, calling for it to be scrapped would end up doing a lot of harm than good to the generality of youths waiting to benefit from it. She made this known during a ceremony held to celebrate the 48th year anniversary of the corps at the permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, Osun State on Saturday. She said as part of efforts to sustain the scheme, the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has been doing everything within the law to ensure the NYSC was not scrapped even as some Nigerians have ...
“Corps Members are Part of our National Defence Policy. Where there is serious war, they can be trained” – NYSC DG says
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“Corps Members are Part of our National Defence Policy. Where there is serious war, they can be trained” – NYSC DG says

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said corps members are part of the national defence policy of Nigeria and that where they is a serious war, they can be trained for use. The NYSC boss said this when he appeared on Channels TV. While reacting to plans by some lawmakers to scrap the NYSC scheme which is compulsory for all Nigerian students  who graduate before the age of 30, Ibrahim said;   “Corps members are on reserve. They are part of the national defence policy of this country. So, where there is serious war, our corps members are educated, they are knowledgeable and they can be trained. You see the drill and so on. “You can imagine within the short three weeks in the orientation camps, the corps members are mo...
JAMB Made ₦400 Million From Change Of Birth Dates In One Year – Ishaq Oloyede
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JAMB Made ₦400 Million From Change Of Birth Dates In One Year – Ishaq Oloyede

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has said the organisation generated N400 million from change of birth dates by applicants in his first year in office. Oloyede was appointed JAMB Registrar in July 2016. The registrar said people were coming to change their dates of birth on JAMB portal in order to meet the requirements to participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The JAMB boss stated this in a presentation he made at the 2021 Batch ‘A’ pre-mobilisation workshop of the NYSC for institutions and other stakeholders in Abuja. Oloyede said the changes in the dates of birth on JAMB portal must be done by himself only, after due diligence would have been done. He said: “In my first year as registrar, we co...
No corps member tested positive for Coronavirus in Cross River – NYSC counters health commissioner’s claim
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No corps member tested positive for Coronavirus in Cross River – NYSC counters health commissioner’s claim

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross River State have countered claim of thirteen corps members testing positive for COVID-19 in the State.   According to NYSC Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations unit Mr Enuma Peter, the Cross River Commissioner for Health has not requested or received any brief from the NYSC on the ongoing COVID-19 test of corps members at the orientation camp in Obubra Local Government area of the state .   Enuma also stated that only a joint release from NYSC and NCDC from the ongoing orientation course will give the true state of things at the camp.   He said;   “NYSC wishes to assert that presently, no registered 2020 Batch B Stream II corps member in Cross River is COVID-19 positive. ...
NYSC Reopens Camps Amid COVID-19 Second Wave, Alarms Doctors
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NYSC Reopens Camps Amid COVID-19 Second Wave, Alarms Doctors

Medical doctors have faulted the plan by the National Youth Service Corps to open its orientation camps across the country and mobilise graduates for national service amid the ranging second wave of COVID-19. This was as prominent virologist, Prof Oyewale Tomori, likened the move by the NYSC to an invitation to disaster. The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed on Friday that corps members would be allowed on the NYSC approved camps nationwide from January 19, 2021. But speaking to Saturday PUNCH, Tomori said the reopening of the NYSC camps at this time was not safe for the country. He said, “Having people together from different locations in the same place without face masks, washing of hands and the rest is an invitation to disaster. “The...
731 Corpers Test Positive For COVID-19 – Presidential Task Force
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731 Corpers Test Positive For COVID-19 – Presidential Task Force

At least 732 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) batch B, have tested positive for COVID-19, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said on Tuesday. Mr Mustapha at a task force briefing said the COVID-19 test was conducted on the corp members using Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDTs) “Out of the 35,419 in the Batch B, 731 tested positives compared to 108 recorded during the Batch A,” he said. He said the cases were recorded from corps members from every state of the federation. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how 138 corp members tested positive to COVID-19 about two months. NYSC camps for orientation activities were recently reopened after a period of shutdown following the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Six Corpers Test Positive For COVID-19 In Abia
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Six Corpers Test Positive For COVID-19 In Abia

Six graduates taking part in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abia State have reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. This was disclosed by the State Information Commissioner, John Okiyi-Kalu on Tuesday in a press statement while reacting to a social media report on the mandatory testing of Corps members posted to the state by the COVID-19 team before they were allowed entry into the orientation camp in Bende LGA. Okiyi-Kalu said that the discovery was made by the state’s surveillance team on COVID-19. According to the commissioner, the State government is supporting the NYSC medical team with the state’s medical team; epidemiology, Surveillance and rapid response personnel. Okiyi-Kalu said that the six persons have been treated and discharged in line with the...
Replace striking doctors with corps members- Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, instructs hospitals
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Replace striking doctors with corps members- Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, instructs hospitals

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has directed the Chief Medical Directors and Managing Directors of the Federal tertiary hospitals to immediately replace striking resident doctors in their hospitals with consultants and doctors on the National Youth Service Corps. Resident doctors in Nigeria commenced an indefinite strike on Monday, September 7 over the Federal government's failure to meet their demands which includes payment of COVID-19 allowances among other demands.   In a statement released today Wednesday, September 9, Ehanire said the strike embarked by the doctors at a time when the country was battling the COVID-19 pandemic is ill-timed and ill-advised.   “lt is with deep concern that l view the ongoing strike by the Nigerian Association of Residen...
Consider Suspending NYSC Camps For 2 Years, Osinbajo Committee Tells FG
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Consider Suspending NYSC Camps For 2 Years, Osinbajo Committee Tells FG

The Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on the federal government to consider suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp exercises for two years. In its report presented to President Muhammadu Buhari last week and seen by TheCable, the committee recommended the consideration of suspension of NYSC camps for 24 months. “The immediate focus in the Education sector is to address the disruptions caused by the pandemic and ensuing social distancing measures at all levels of education,” the report read. “Practical steps will be taken to minimise disruption to learning, utilising technology as appropriate. Specifically, virtual learning will be implemented (either online or through broadcast), virtual convocation ...
NYSC DG meets NCDC Boss over reopening of Orientation Camp
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NYSC DG meets NCDC Boss over reopening of Orientation Camp

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim has met with his counterpart of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, in Abuja. MCI gathered that the aim of the visit is to strategize for safe and efficient conduct the scheme’s operations ahead of lifting of interstate borders. According to a recent report, the NYSC DG said that Orientation camp activities will commence as soon as interstate borders ban is lifted and govt gives a nod for the scheme. Below is the statement that contains details of NYSC DG visit to NCDC Boss As efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the National Youth Service Corps is strategizing for safe and efficient conduct of its operations ahead of further lifting of re...
Coronavirus: Corpers Can Go Home – NYSC DG, Shuaibu Ibrahim
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Coronavirus: Corpers Can Go Home – NYSC DG, Shuaibu Ibrahim

In a memo to all Area Coordinators signed by Sanusi A.R on behalf of the NYSC DG, he stated that corps members willing to travel to their various homes should be allowed to go. Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has permitted all corps members to travel to their homes. The decision, according to the DG, was coming on the heels of the closure of all schools in the country due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country. In a memo to all Area Coordinators signed by Sanusi A.R on behalf of the NYSC DG, he stated that corps members willing to travel to their various homes should be allowed to go. "I am directed to request all state coordinators to grant permission to corps members willing to travel, especially those in the teaching ...
Why My Deputy Can’t Be Prosecuted For Certificate Forgery – Bayelsa State Governor, Diri
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Why My Deputy Can’t Be Prosecuted For Certificate Forgery – Bayelsa State Governor, Diri

Duoye Diri, the new Bayelsa State governor, has said his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor, cannot be prosecuted for certificate forgery. Mr Ewhrudjakpor is accused of forging the exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) bearing his name. An FCT Court sitting in Abuja has also ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to investigate the claim. But speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, the governor said the name of his deputy was misspelled wrongly. Describing the suit as a no case, Diri said Ewhrudjakpor will not be prosecuted “because he now enjoys immunity,” having been sworn-in into office before the case was instituted. In Nigeria, the president, vice president, state governors and their deputies are constitutionally shielded from prosecu...
PDP Rep, Eta Mbora Introduces Bill On Automatic Employment For Graduates After NYSC
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PDP Rep, Eta Mbora Introduces Bill On Automatic Employment For Graduates After NYSC

Eta Mbora, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member of the house of representatives, has introduced a bill seeking to provide automatic employment for graduates after their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. The legislation seeks to amend the NYSC act to enable the military, paramilitary agencies and other special services recruit willing graduates immediately after they have completed the one-year youth service. The amendment bill scaled first reading at the green chamber on Thursday. The NYSC act, as it currently is, does not provide any employment window for youth corps members after the programme. In an interview with TheCable on Friday, the lawmaker, who represents Calabar Munincipal/Odukpani federal constituency of Cross River state, said the bill will help...
NYSC Official Denies Payment Of Arrears To Any Corp Members
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NYSC Official Denies Payment Of Arrears To Any Corp Members

DISCLAIMER RE: PAYMENT OF ARREARS TO CORPS MEMBERS The attention of the Management of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme has been drawn to a false story purported to have emanated from the Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim to the effect that Corps Members would receive arrears as a fall out of the recent pay raise given to them by the Federal Government which has been roundly appreciated by Corps Members and Nigerians. Indeed, the fulfillment of the promise of the increment by the Federal Government is borne out of utmost concern for the welfare of our patriotic youths and commencement date is January 2020 as budgeted in the 2020 fiscal year. Therefore, Corps Members and members of the public are hereby advised to disregard the so - called pur...
We Want Skirts Included In NYSC Uniform – Serve With Skirts Movement Protests
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We Want Skirts Included In NYSC Uniform – Serve With Skirts Movement Protests

Serve With Skirts Movement, an advocacy group was on Wednesday, stage a peaceful protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja to demand inclusion of skirts as part of the uniform for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Members of the group, comprising of young boys and girls, held banners with inscriptions like “there is a difference between the world and the daughters of God”, "We cannot dress like the world", “our sisters cannot dress like men. They should be decently covered”, among others, with some of the female members dressed in Khaki skirts. According to them, year after year, female corps members are harassed at orientation camps for refusing to wear skirts. This, they said, is a breach of their fundamental human rights under Section 38(1) of the constitution of the Federal...
BREAKING: NYSC ‘Approves’ New Allowance For Corps Members
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BREAKING: NYSC ‘Approves’ New Allowance For Corps Members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has reportedly approved a new monthly allowance for corps members.Reports sighted on several online platforms, quoted the NYSC DG, Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, to have confirmed the new approved NYSC allowance for corps members on Wednesday, January 8. Reports had it that the NYSC DG was to have said the newly approved NYSC allowance for corps members is N33,000 monthly surpassing the previous N19,800 received monthly by members of the corps.Although reports was unable to confirm the said N33,000 monthly allowance, this online news medium, however, recalls that the NYSC DG had said in December, that Corpers will receive the new minimum wage as allowance starting this year. The NYSC DG had said in December that the allowance of corps members was b...
Corpers To Enjoy Minimum Wage From 2020 Budget – Sunday Dare
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Corpers To Enjoy Minimum Wage From 2020 Budget – Sunday Dare

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said serving corps members of the National Youth Service Corps will enjoy increased allowance as a result of the N30, 000 minimum wage from next year. The minister said that increase in the allowances earned by corps members have been captured in the 2020 budget recently passed by the National Assembly. Dare spoke during a visit to the orientation camp of the NYSC in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos state. In a statement by his media office in Abuja on Wednesday, Dare assured the corps members that the increase will be effected once it is signed into law. Dare said the over 350, 000 youth that pass through the NYSC yearly are essential to the success of any change agenda for the present and future generations. “I have alwa...
Fake Corps Member, Osaghe Osaigbovo Remanded In Custody For ‘Criminal Trespass And Forgery’
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Fake Corps Member, Osaghe Osaigbovo Remanded In Custody For ‘Criminal Trespass And Forgery’

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin, on Monday,November 18th ordered that an applicant, Osaghae Osaigbovo, who allegedly impersonated a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, be remanded in a correctional facility. The Chief Magistrate, Ahmed Ibrahim, gave the order after the defendant pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and forgery. He then adjourned the case until Dec. 3 for further mention. Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Nasir Yusuf told the court that the case was reported by Mr. Tota George, Assistant Director of NYSC Camp, Yikpata, Kwara on Nov. 8, at the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID) Ilorin. Yusuf alleged that the accused, while posing as a prospective corps member, presented a fake Batch “C”, call-up letter, with number NYSC/AUP/2019/01546. He ...
NYSC Catches 95 Fake Graduates From Nigerian And West African Universities
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NYSC Catches 95 Fake Graduates From Nigerian And West African Universities

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has decried the presentation of fake academic credentials and attempt to smuggle names of unqualified persons into the mobilisation list. Among the last batch of corps members, 95 fake graduates, 60 from Nigerian universities and 35 from West African universities participated in the scheme, until they were caught. Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC Director General, revealed this during the 2019 Batch ‘C’ Pre-mobilisation Workshop in Minna on Wednesday. The workshop has its theme as: “Promoting Integrity in the NYSC Mobilisation Process, the Role of Stakeholders”. Ibrahim said: “It had been discovered that names of unqualified persons are included in the Senate/Academic Board approved list uploaded on the NYSC registration portal by som...
NYSC: White, Shoulder-Length Hijab For Corpers Gets Approval
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NYSC: White, Shoulder-Length Hijab For Corpers Gets Approval

The National Youth Service Corps has said that it will allow female corps members, who are Muslims, to use white, shoulder-length hijabs for religious purposes. The NYSC added that only three types of dressing used for different occasions would be acceptable for corps members. The corps stated this in a document exclusively obtained by our correspondent in Abuja. The document reads, “The modes of dressing for corps members are classified into three categories, which are used for different occasions. One, within the camp during the orientation programme, their normal attire, except otherwise directed, consists of a pair of white shorts with a white vest and white canvas shoes and socks. “Two, for ceremonial purposes, the proper dressing is crested vest on top of a pair of Kh...
NYSC Pays N1m Insurance Compensation To Late Channels TV Reporter, Two Others
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NYSC Pays N1m Insurance Compensation To Late Channels TV Reporter, Two Others

The National Youth Service Corps has paid one million insurance cover to the family of Precious Owolabi, the Channels Television reporter and serving corps member, who was shot dead during a bloody protest by members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja in July. The scheme has also processed and paid the families of two corps members-Okanlawon Ibrahim and Ibisaki Amachree who died during the conduct of the 2019 general elections. Amachree was killed during the February 23, 2019 presidential election in Rivers State while Okanlawon died in a boat mishap in Ondo while serving as an ad hoc work deployed by the Independent National Electoral Commission during the House of Assembly elections. The NYSC, had in a letter dated July 30th and sighted by our reporter, directed the ins...
NYSC Crackdown On Fake Graduates Nationwide, Arrest 65
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NYSC Crackdown On Fake Graduates Nationwide, Arrest 65

The National Youth Service Corps has said that it arrested a total of 65 intending corps members during its just-concluded Batch B Stream 2 Orientation Course, for allegedly tendering fake certificates. The NYSC authorities, in a statement made available to our correspondent, said on Monday that the defaulting corps members, who were caught in orientation camps across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had been handed over to the police for “further investigation and possible prosecution.” Recall that in the last week of August 2019 when the orientation was in its second week the corps noted that it apprehended over “50 unqualified graduates who came with fake certificates to the orientation camps” and attempted to get registered. The fake graduates were cons...
4.6m Nigerians Have Participated In NYSC Since 1973 – DG (See Details)
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4.6m Nigerians Have Participated In NYSC Since 1973 – DG (See Details)

The National Youth Service Corps has said that only 4,644,808 Nigerians have participated in the scheme since inception in 1973. The NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this on Thursday at an ongoing press conference in Abuja, noting that the scheme had been able to achieve national unity and integration. The DG added that 1,132,409 corps members had also been equipped with Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development package of the scheme.
PDP Attacks INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, Says Commission Most Corrupt, Compromised
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PDP Attacks INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, Says Commission Most Corrupt, Compromised

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday berated the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for claiming that the commission was the most improved service institution in the country. It said “in reality, it has become the most debased, degraded and corrupted institution, particularly with the rigging of the 2019 Presidential election.” PDP insisted that the remark credited to Yakubu was an indication that INEC was the most debased and compromised institution in Nigeria. In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the former ruling party said “making such reckless claims at a time Nigerians and the international community are in huge disappointment over the irregularities, violation of rules, alteration of resul...
NYSC DG Gives Update On The Payment Of New Minimum Wage
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NYSC DG Gives Update On The Payment Of New Minimum Wage

Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said the scheme will communicate to corps members when the payment of N30,000 new allowance would take off. The DG stated this on Friday at a workshop/training on Freedom of Information Act for Desk Officers of the NYSC in Abuja. When he was asked when the payment of N30,000 allowance for corps members would take-off, the DG said: “They will be communicated accordingly, please.” The DG said the workshop is aimed at consolidating on the successes recorded by the scheme regarding the use of the FOIA. Ibrahim said that the scheme had grappled with challenges, which were occasioned by “apparent lack of knowledge of our policies and operations by a section of the public.” He urged Nigerians to familiarise th...
NYSC To Include Date Of Birth On Discharge Certificate To Curb Age Falsification
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NYSC To Include Date Of Birth On Discharge Certificate To Curb Age Falsification

In a bid to checkmate age falsification by graduates, the National Youth Service Corps says it has decided to henceforth include the date of birth of Corps members on discharge certificates. The NYSC Director-General, Brig Shuaibu Ibrahim, who made this known when he spoke at the 2019 Batch B pre-mobilisation workshop which held in Abuja, said the measure was particularly designed to checkmate the habit of some institutions presenting over-aged graduates for the mandatory post-graduation scheme. “We have observed that some institutions present over-aged graduates for mobilization. Such graduates falsify their age in order to avoid appearing on the exemption list. Such an act will not be condoned and the scheme will not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions on any institution involved...
Update On Increment Of NYSC Allowance
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Update On Increment Of NYSC Allowance

The Lagos State coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mohammed Momoh, has said the federal government is yet to release a circular ordering the implementation of the newly approved minimum wage for corps members. Former NYSC Director General, Suleiman Kazaure, had assured that there would be an increase in the payment for corps members in accordance with the increment in national workers’ wage. The federal government in April 2019 had approved the N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the country by signing it into law. But the law is yet to be implemented by the NYSC, in the payment of corps members. Reacting to this, Momoh in an interview with TVC News said the service is waiting for the federal government to give it the go ahead to begin the implementation o...
Corps Member Dies Three Days After His Traditional Wedding
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Corps Member Dies Three Days After His Traditional Wedding

A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Ferdinand Lorwuese Kutar, has died mysteriously 3 days fater his traditional wedding. Ferdinand died mysteriously on April 16,  three days after his traditional wedding on the 13th of April. Hewas laid to rest on Saturday, April 27, in his hometown Tse Kutar Nyiev, in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Before his death, he was serving in Zamfara State. Hon. Abrahams Kwaghngu, the Principal Special Assistant to the Governor of Benue state on special duties, represented by Hon. Seta Boniface, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment presented a key note address to his family. He described late Ferdinand as a hard working young man who was dedicated to any given assignment and focused in life. H...
Shuaibu Ibrahim: Army Violated The Law In Appointment Of New NYSC DG – The Cable
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Shuaibu Ibrahim: Army Violated The Law In Appointment Of New NYSC DG – The Cable

On Friday, the Nigerian army announced S. Ibrahim as the new director-general (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). According to the new postings disclosed by Sagir Musa, acting director of army public relations, Ibrahim from Nigerian army university, Biu, takes over from Suleiman Kazaure, the current NYSC DG, with “immediate effect”. Musa had said in a statement: “The Nigerian Army has approved the postings and appointments of some of its senior officers. Those affected by this include, Major General SZ Kazaure who has been posted from National Youth Service Corps to Nigerian Army Resource Centre and appointed as Senior Resource Person … Brigadier General S Ibrahim from Nigerian Army University Biu to National Youth Service Corps and appointed as Director General.” Ch...
NYSC Threatens To Withdraw Members From Bayelsa Over Insecurity.
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NYSC Threatens To Withdraw Members From Bayelsa Over Insecurity.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has expressed security concerns on the safety of corps members deployed to the state for their national service. Suleiman Kazaure, Director-General of the scheme, said this on Tuesday when he visited the 2019 Batch A corps members at the NYSC orientation camp at Kaiama in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state. Recently, two corps members were killed in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, by suspected armed robbers. The DG threatened to withdraw corps members from Bayelsa State over this incessant attacks. He said: “Corps members are the national assets on national assignment; if nothing is done by the state government about the killing of corps members, we will withdraw corps members from serving in Bayelsa State. “I have...
Minimum Wage: FG In Dilemma Over Inadequate Budgetary Allocation To Pay N30,000
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Minimum Wage: FG In Dilemma Over Inadequate Budgetary Allocation To Pay N30,000

THE Federal Government appears to be in a dilemma on how to source funds to pay the new N30,000 minimum wage to workers. The development is generating tension as the government fears that this might lead to another round of crisis between it and organised labour. Vanguard reliably gathered that between N200 billion and N300 billion is required annually to handle the payment of the new N30,000 minimum wage but the Federal Government budget of about N150 billion is said to be grossly inadequate to take care of the workers’ new salary structure. Though the Federal Government has indicated its willingness to pay, having assured workers, the calculation by appropriate ministries shows that the government requires about N300 billion annually to cover all agencies of government. M...
Help PDP Win Elections, Akwa Ibom Governor Tells Youth Corps Members
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Help PDP Win Elections, Akwa Ibom Governor Tells Youth Corps Members

The Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel, has urged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on election duty to help the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) win the forthcoming general elections in the state. The presidential election, including national assembly elections, holds on February 16, while the governorship and state house of assembly is on March 2. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as it has become the practice, would be using NYSC members as ad hoc officials for the conduct of the elections. Mr Emmanuel made the shocking appeal on Saturday at a political rally in Obot Akara Local Government Area of the state. The governor after acknowledging the presence of his wife, Martha, and other dignitaries at the rally, went on to ask if the...
INEC To Deploy 400,000 Corps Members For Polls
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INEC To Deploy 400,000 Corps Members For Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission will hire about 40 per cent of its ad hoc workers for the February 16 and March 2 elections from members of the National Youth Service Corps, the National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, has stated. Between 300,000 and 400,000 corps members would be needed for the two elections out of 800,000 to one million workers to be deployed in different polling booths during the exercise. According to the INEC commissioner, the expectation is that the corps members will serve as presiding officers in about 120,000 polling units and the estimated 30,000 voting points and settlements. He also stated that should there be any shortfall, the commission would make use of students from federa...
 Corps Member Reports After He Was Credited N198,800 instead of N19,800
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 Corps Member Reports After He Was Credited N198,800 instead of N19,800

A corps member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) just reported to the scheme after he was credited N198,800 instead of N19,800. The Borno State serving youth corps member called on the attention of the NYSC to a transaction error they made after he was credited N198,800 instead of his normal N19,800 allawee. He took to his twitter page to share the screenshot of the credit alert he received from his bank, which shows the credit error of 198,800 instead of N19,800. He wrote: “Dear @nysc_ng, I am a Corps Member serving in Borno state, 18Bll. Today, 22/12/2018, I was credited with N198,800 as allowance instead of N19,800.”
Kiki Osinbajo Rejoices As She and Her brother Laolu complete NYSC
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Kiki Osinbajo Rejoices As She and Her brother Laolu complete NYSC

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo's children have just completed the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. Kiki Osinbajo and her brother, Laolu Osinbajo, began serving together and they both just passed out with the latest batch of Corps members.   Below is what Kiki wrote.
Has NYSC cancelled Davido’s service?
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Has NYSC cancelled Davido’s service?

Three months ago, Nigerian singer Davido caused a serious commotion on social media at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) after he took up the mantle to serve his country. The singer decided to go for his one year mandatory NYSC. Many Nigerians were excited to see that Davido had chosen to serve his country despite his privileges. He was described as a true Nigerian and was commended by Nigerians for taking the step. However, in a recent development, it was gathered that the singer's service had been cancelled by the National Youth Service Corps. The reports of the service cancellation surfaced after Davido commented on a post shared on Instagram. The comment had suggested that his service got cancelled. Popular Nigerian entertainment producer Adesegun Adeosun popularly known a...
Meet Progress Oberiko, Ex Corper Brought The Lunatic Family Of 5 To Limelight
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Meet Progress Oberiko, Ex Corper Brought The Lunatic Family Of 5 To Limelight

A young lady who just finished her mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), made name for her self where she served in Cross River state. The young lady named Promise Oberiko, made her presence felt during her one-year service in Ogoja area, garnering every available awards, at the end of her service year. Her most impressive act of humanity was shuttling between Ogoja and Calabar, last month, to bring the plight of the "roaming lunatic family of 5" to the attention of the public and appropriate authorities. The mentally unstable family, Mr Ben, his wife and three kids are now receiving medical care and undergoing rehabilitation at the Federal Psychiatric Hospital in Calabar, all thanks to the help from the young lady. Progress Oberiko, had taken to her Facebook page ...
Minister Of Communications, Adebayo Shittu Sues NYSC, Says ”I Wasn’t Invited For Youth Service”
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Minister Of Communications, Adebayo Shittu Sues NYSC, Says ”I Wasn’t Invited For Youth Service”

Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has instituted a lawsuit against the National Youth Service Commission, NYSC, saying he was never invited for service after he graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU in 1978. Shittu who was screened out of the APC governorship primaries in Oyo state last month for not having the mandatory NYSC certificate, filed the suit marked FHC/IB/CS/111/2018 before the Federal High Court in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, through his lawyer, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN). Joined as defendants in the suit are Director General, NYSC; the Oyo State Coordinator, NYSC; the NYSC and the Attorney General of the Federation. Relying on Section 2(1) of the National Youth Service Corps Act, 1973, Shittu, who read Law at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awo...
Davido Registered For NYSC, Rocks Khaki
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Davido Registered For NYSC, Rocks Khaki

Multi award-winning Nigerian singer and record producer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has taken to his Instagram account to reveal to his millions of fans that he is off to serve his fatherland. The singer had in June 2015, graduated from Babcock University, Ilishan- Remo, Ogun State, with a Bachelor of Arts Second Class Upper Degree in Music. Davido who had admitted that he has fulfilled one of the major prerequisite for the completion of his programme, had said that he wrote a thesis on the topic: ‘Challenges of live performance of Afro-pop artists in Nigeria’. In photos and videos shared on social media today, the singer who was clad in khaki uniform, disclosed that he is embarking on a 1-year compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Though the fa...
Photos Of Corps Members Who Went On Picnic Taking Selfie At Taraba River Before Drowning
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Photos Of Corps Members Who Went On Picnic Taking Selfie At Taraba River Before Drowning

his is very sad. A new picture has emerged showing the moment some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who went on a picnic at a river in Mayo-Sebri village in Gashaka Local Government Council of Taraba state, took a selfie at the venue before drowning moments later. Nine out of the 23 corps members, who went for a picnic on that fateful day drowned. Seven bodies were recovered the following day and two other bodies recovered some days after. One of the survivors, a male corps member, narrated the tragedy and how he survived. He wrote: “We went for picnic, 23 of us. We went to a waterfall. That was the first place. “After taking pictures, we went to another side where there are beautiful rocks with clean water flowing under them. The water was very low though. After...
Picture of Corper Roasting Corn On The Street Trends Online
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Picture of Corper Roasting Corn On The Street Trends Online

There have been different angles to this picture of a male participant of the National Youth Service Corp programme roasting corn on the street.   This is the picture of an unnamed youth corp member roasting corn on the street for possible sale. Some top commenters believe the young man is seen here just took the picture for fun and wasn't actually roasting the corn to make money. Popular views have it that he was trying to make extra bucks following the failure of the Federal Government to swiftly pay the allowances of the corpers across the country. The corn joint has been tagged as his Place of Primary Assignment from which he makes a little cash for survival. This picture has been trending on social media with commenters making jokes out of it.
91 NYSC Members To Repeat Service Year As Others Pass Out In Delta
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91 NYSC Members To Repeat Service Year As Others Pass Out In Delta

Some members of the National Youth Service Corps are set to repeat their service year, as thousands of others passed out in Delta State. The nemesis of gross misconduct and other related acts has caught up with 91 NYSC corps members who were supposed to pass out from their service year in Delta state on Thursday same day with other members of their batch. Out of 2,484 corps members, comprising 1,473 members (male) 1,011 (female), deployed to the state, the 91 corps members were alleged to have been involved in gross misconduct and flouting of the rules of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. Benjamin Omotade, the state coordinator, who confirmed this to DailyPost in Asaba, said, “the 91 corps members are to repeat their service, they were found defaulting of gross misconduct,...
Pretty NYSC Members Turn Their Khaki To Bum Shorts
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Pretty NYSC Members Turn Their Khaki To Bum Shorts

Some pretty young ladies have been trailed with criticisms on social media after a photo where they rocked their NYSC uniform in a stylish way emerged online. The above photo of some female members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) rocking their customized khaki in style, has emerged online and is making rounds on social media. The young ladies who have been trailed with mixed reactions and criticisms by online users, were seen wearing a re-designed khaki uniform in an ‘inappropriate’ way where the trouser was turned to shorts. The identities of the corps members or where in Nigeria the photo was taken, were not ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
23-Year-Old Graduate Preparing For NYSC Gets Crushed By SUV
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23-Year-Old Graduate Preparing For NYSC Gets Crushed By SUV

23-year-old graduate of the Ebonyi State University, Adeyinka Adelekan, who studied studied Geology at the university, won’t be participating in this year’s NYSC programme which is scheduled to take off today, as she was reportedly involved in an accident which at  Skiddo bus stop, Ajah, Lagos State. According to eyewitnesses, Adeyinka Adelekan who reportedly  suffered fractures in his legs and brain injuries after getting knocked down by an SUV, was admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, and is yet to come out of a coma since December 19, 2017, when the accident happened. 26-year-old Saviour Henry who was driving the SUV – a Toyota RAV 4, knocked down Adelekan who was going to buy drinks for herself and her elder sister around 4pm on that day, after he lost c...
Lady Who Flashed Nipples In NYSC Crested Vest, Releases More Sexy Photos In NYSC Khaki
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Lady Who Flashed Nipples In NYSC Crested Vest, Releases More Sexy Photos In NYSC Khaki

Favour Abhulimen who flashed her nipples in a wet NYSC crested vest last month, has released another set of photos where she showed off her side boobs in NYSC khaki jacket. More photos below.. Members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, are known to occasionally modify their khaki uniforms into more fashionable designs and rock them outdoors. The corpers, especially the female members, have over time dared to challenge the norm by re-fashioning their outfits including actually re-sewing their khakis into what they consider more ‘wearable’. Sometimes, they are spotted a different kind of top on their khaki trousers.
“I Sold Illegal Drugs To Fund My Masters Degree Program” – Arrested AAU Graduate Confesses
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“I Sold Illegal Drugs To Fund My Masters Degree Program” – Arrested AAU Graduate Confesses

Difficulties experienced by former corps member has encouraged him to explore the drug business. Iredia Austine, a former member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has admitted dealing in the sale of Indian Hemp, in order to fund his Master's degree. The suspect was arrested by officials of the Edo State unit of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), who found the contraband drug substance at the ex corps member's residence in Iyeu Otuo. Eighty-two bags of Indian Hemp (Cannabis) were reportedly found in his ceiling. Quote “I studied Geophysics at Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma and completed my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in January 2018. "I started selling cannabis in 2011 when I gained admission into the university because I have no one to help me financial...
I Was Busy Chasing Ronke With Big Bumbum’ – Man Who Claims He Did NYSC With Dangote’s Daughter, Laments
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I Was Busy Chasing Ronke With Big Bumbum’ – Man Who Claims He Did NYSC With Dangote’s Daughter, Laments

A Twitter user identified as @ibras007 took to the platform to lament his situation following the grand wedding of Fatima, daughter of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote to her pilot husband, Jamil Abubakar. He claimed he did the compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) with Fatima and then, he was busy chasing ‘one Ronke with big bum bum’, when he would have concentrated on Fatima and now, he would have been the lucky groom. Lol. Sharing the photo above from his NYSC year book, he wrote: “Shuo! So this same Fatima was my NYSC set. Bill Gates could have been at my wedding but instead of me to open my eyes i was busy chasing one Ronke upandan cos of big bum-bum.” Read some reactions to the post below:

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