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Fifa Bans Chad from Football Activities for Life
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Fifa Bans Chad from Football Activities for Life

Global football governing body, FIFA has banned Chad from football until further notice. The decision was taken by the Bureau of the Fifa Council on Wednesday and takes effect immediately. Note that in December 2020, Fifa had rejected a request from the country’s ministry of sports to dissolve the Chadian Football Federation. On March 10, the minister for youth and sports released a statement to prevent the Chadian Football Association, FTFA, from performing its obligatory duties due to a dispute between both parties. CAF then disqualified Chad from the Africa Cup of Nations qualification race, just a few days prior to their fixtures against Namibia and Mali, following the sport Minister's actions. FIFA has now waded in, banning the country henceforth. FIFA says t...
Insecurity Result From Youth Unemployment – Atiku
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Insecurity Result From Youth Unemployment – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the insecurity Nigeria is currently facing is the result of youth unemployment in the country. Atiku said this in reaction to a report by Bloomberg which predicts that Nigeria will emerge as the nation with the highest unemployment rate on Earth. According to him, Nigeria got to this current situation due to the abandonment of policies implemented by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo under which he served as Vice President. He said this in a statement titled ‘World’s Highest Unemployment Rate: Time To Help This Government Help Nigeria.’ Atiku said, “I have never felt so bad at being proven right, as I am by the report from Bloomberg Business on Saturday, March 27, 2021, that Nigeria is to emerge as ...
Youths Beat Pastor to Coma for Refusing to allow Masquerade in Church
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Youths Beat Pastor to Coma for Refusing to allow Masquerade in Church

There was a mild drama in a church in Kogi as youths beat up a clergyman for refusing to allow them to perform their tradition. Angry youths numbering about 20 on Monday night, March 1, beat to coma Pastor Michael Samson, the clergy in charge of United Evangelical Church in Iyano community under Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State. It was gathered that the incident happened at about 11pm on Monday night. According to Kogi In Focus, trouble started when the pastor had during the day denied the youths access to the church with their masquerade while they were performing a ceremony. Angered by the pastor’s resistance, the youths returned at night with weapons, with which they attacked the pastor while he was asleep. They beat the pastor to a coma and he is currently a...
My Generation did a lot Wrong. Make it Uncomfortable for old Leaders to Remain in Government – Obasanjo tells Nigerian Youths
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My Generation did a lot Wrong. Make it Uncomfortable for old Leaders to Remain in Government – Obasanjo tells Nigerian Youths

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Nigerian youths to make it uncomfortable for old leaders to remain in government. Speaking during a virtual interview with academic and historian Toyin Falola, the former President admitted his generation did a lot of wrong and also apologized to the youths. Obasanjo who noted that things are bad in the country, said Nigeria's fortune might change when youths step up. He said; “You (youths) have everything going for you and I don’t want you to feel discouraged. Things are bad in Nigeria but I believe it is only for a short while because it depends on you. “Whatever my generation might have done wrong –and I will be the first to admit that my generation has done a lot of wrong, (but) it is for your generation to do it better. ...
Stop Smoking Weed On Social Media- Actor, Labista Tells Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy
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Stop Smoking Weed On Social Media- Actor, Labista Tells Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy

Veteran Nollywood Actor Labista has blasted celebrities who smoke weed on social media. The actor was categorical with the following top celebrities like Wizkid, Davido, Burna boy, Zubi Micheal. He decried the effect such attitude on social media has on upcoming youth of the country who take them as role model and will feel what they do is the real way of life. Watch video https://youtu.be/BmvQn_M8FH8
“If You Have Opportunity To Leave Nigeria In Your Youth, Do So” – Joe Abah
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“If You Have Opportunity To Leave Nigeria In Your Youth, Do So” – Joe Abah

Former Director-General of Bureau of Public Sector Reform, Dr Joe Abah has advised young Nigerans to leave the country if they have an opportunity to do so. In tweets he shared, Abah recounted seeing a clear path on how he could own a car, buy a house and build a career when he arrived the UK but couldn't see such in Nigeria. He also advised those who want to return to Nigeria, to do so by choice. He tweeted; "Moving abroad the 1st time, I didn’t watch any in-flight movie. My eyes were firmly on the flight display. As soon as we left Nigeria, I made the sign of the Cross. When we left Africa, I whispered “Alleluia! If this plane does emergency landing now, it won’t be in Africa sha!" It’s true that when I got to the UK for the first time, I thought “Is this all?” However, I cou...
We Won’t Allow Fifth Columnists Undermine Security In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu
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We Won’t Allow Fifth Columnists Undermine Security In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

The wanton destruction of public assets in the violence that trailed the recent nationwide protests by the youth against police brutality has bolstered the Federal Government-led initiatives geared towards engendering peace and security in the Country Ministry of Interior, on Tuesday, held Stakeholders’ Engagement on Internal Security and Conflict Resolution in Lagos State, with the purpose to strengthening peace and security in the aftermath of the destruction. The Ministry engaged in consultations with the State Government, traditional rulers, civil society groups, religious institutions and youth groups on the need to adopt dialogue as key approach in channeling grievances and resolving conflicts. The consultative forum, held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in the Secretariat, A...
FG Approves Fund For Training Of 500,000 Youth On Digital Skills
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FG Approves Fund For Training Of 500,000 Youth On Digital Skills

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports, disclosed this while speaking at the inaugural edition of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) youth summit. Speaking on the topic ‘Strategic Roadmap for Youth Development post-COVID-19’, Dare said the programme was part of the ministry’s DEEL initiative – Digital skills acquisition, Entrepreneurship, Employability and Leadership — introduced in November 2019. Dare said the programme, which will run for the next 12 months, has been captured under the economic sustainability plan of the federal government. “The Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) has taken into cognizance the DEEL initiative, and I am glad to announce that we have gotten approval for the funding of a 12-month programme under the initiative that will see 500,000 of our yo...
Germany coach Low: Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko is a rare talent
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Germany coach Low: Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko is a rare talent

The World Cup winning coach is aware of the 15-year-old star who has dazzled in the German youth league with his goals   Germany coach Joachim Low has praised Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation Youssoufa Moukoko as an outstanding talent that is rare to witness. The Cameroon-born forward has been prolific in front of goal for the Dortmund U19 side with 40 goals in 23 league matches since the start of last season. Moukoko, 15, has been named in BVB's Uefa Champions League squad and their Bundesliga set-up this season, but he is not eligible to make his first-team debut until he turns 16 on November 20.
Nigerians react to Buhari’s speech on End SARS protests
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Nigerians react to Buhari’s speech on End SARS protests

Nigerians have taken to various social media platforms to react after President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation.   The address took place at 7pm on Thursday, October 22. Two days after End SARS protesters were shot at the Lekki toll gate. The shootings degenerated into chaos.   While speaking to Nigerians today, the president stated that Nigerians "misconstrued" the "promptness" with which the government acted on the End SARS demands "as a sign of weakness"   He added that "human lives have been lost" and properties have been destroyed "in the name of the End SARS protests."   He then listed the "measures and initiatives" the government has put in place for "youths, women and the most vulnerable groups in our society."   He then ...
I Will Only Be Serving God Leading The Youth To Jesus In 2020 – Kemi Olunloyo Says As Turns To Evangelism
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I Will Only Be Serving God Leading The Youth To Jesus In 2020 – Kemi Olunloyo Says As Turns To Evangelism

Controversial self-acclaimed investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has said that she no longer practice journalism, that she has already turned to evangelism and prepared to lead youths to christ. She wrote on her social media handle: “All my Journalism verified accounts are now CLOSED on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. YouTube.com/KemiOlunloyoTV is still open. Whatsapp also deleted and phone contacts deleted. Thank you for the memories during this last decade and 25-30 yrs. I miss all my fans during my Journalism days in Nigeria I will only be serving God leading the youth to Jesus in 2020. Join @evangelistkemi” Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo (born Olukemi Omololu-Olunloyo, 6 August 1964) is a Nigerian journalist, blogger and activist against gun violence, and social media perso...
No Nice offer for Lille & Borussia Dortmund target ‘Little Ronaldo’ Olawale
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No Nice offer for Lille & Borussia Dortmund target ‘Little Ronaldo’ Olawale

The Nigeria youth international has sparked talk of agreeing terms with the Eagles, but his club claims his destination lies elsewhere ‘Little Ronaldo’ Peter Olawale has “no offer on the table” from Ligue I outfit Nice, and the destination of the young forward will be known when the ban on international travel is lifted. The 17-year-old has been linked with Lille, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund following a notable 2019 U17 World Cup outing in Brazil. Reports have it that Olawale has penned a five-year contract with the Allianz Riviera outfit after agreeing to personal terms and will be unveiled in July.
NYSC mourns ex-director who introduced flag, anthem
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NYSC mourns ex-director who introduced flag, anthem

The National Youth Service Corps has commiserated with the family of its fourth Director-General, Maj-Gen Edet Akpan (retd.), who died on Saturday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The NYSC noted on Monday that Akpan’s administration, which lasted from 1984 to 1988, led to the introduction and institution of the NYSC flag and anthem which are still in use. The scheme’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said in a release that Akpan’s administration also established NYSC farms across the country, which enhanced the Community Development Service of corp members. Adeyemi said, “The NYSC DG, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, and the management received the shocking news of the transition of Maj Gen Akpan (retd). “He was a consummate administrator who repositioned the scheme on...
Ramos is my idol’ – Leixoes SC’s Aneni on Real Madrid great
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Ramos is my idol’ – Leixoes SC’s Aneni on Real Madrid great

The Portugal-based Nigerian teenager has described the four-time Champions League winner as his role model while hoping to emulate him someday Leixoes SC and Nigeria U20 starlet Evans Aneni has named Sergio Ramos as his idol, while hoping to emulate the Spanish football icon. The 19-year-old has been tipped to become one of the world’s sought-after centre-backs in future owing to his defensive skills. Aneni, having risen through the ranks at his Portuguese outfit and has been a key figure in the Sea Heroes’ U23 squad. Before football was put on a hiatus owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigeria youth international featured in every game for Leixoes – putting up several man-of-the-match showings.
Enjoy Your Youth But Don’t Destroy Your Future – Naira Marley Told Marlians
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Enjoy Your Youth But Don’t Destroy Your Future – Naira Marley Told Marlians

As a Marlian u have to enjoy your youth but don’t destroy your future, Naira Marley, Nigerian artiste and rave of the moment who has reportedly announced the signing of four(4) artistes; Cblvck, ZinoLeesky, Mohbad and FabianBlu to his newly found record label, which was named Marlian Music. Update available on mycelebrityandi However, today he made a shocking quote on Marlians, the no mannez & zero belt crew boss told his fans in quote; not to destroy their future amid enjoying their youthful age. It’s quite interesting from soapy crooner trying to impact moral to his fans. See his tweet below fans; As a Marlian u have to enjoy your youth but don’t destroy your future. — nairamarley (@officialnairam1) January 20, 2020 Naira Marley advice to his fans is one of the best so...
Lack Of Foreign Investments Denying Youth Employment – Buhari
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Lack Of Foreign Investments Denying Youth Employment – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has observed that the lack of foreign investment is denying employable young persons the opportunity to work in the country. In an article titled “A new case for a Commonwealth based on trade,” made available to the media in Abuja on Sunday, he said greater United Kingdom engagement with Nigeria will bring jobs in untapped sectors. He said: “For my country, greater UK engagement in its economy would bring jobs to under-tapped sectors, such as agriculture and manufacturing. Millions of highly skilled, English-speaking but underemployed young people, are eager to work but without the opportunities that foreign investment can bring to create jobs and build businesses.” The president noted that with the United Kingdom certain to exit the European Union, like...
Hanan Buhari Flying On Presidential Jet Is An Inspiration To The Youth – MURIC
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Hanan Buhari Flying On Presidential Jet Is An Inspiration To The Youth – MURIC

PRESIDENTIAL JET: HANAN BUHARI IS AN INSPIRATION Critics of President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday went hysterical over the use of the presidential jet by Hanan Buhari, the president's daughter. The latter had used the jet on her trip to Bauchi where she had been invited by the emir to showcase her talent in photography. But a human rights organisation has defended the president's action. According to the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), critics are just making a mountain out of a mole hill. This was revealed in a statement circulated to the media by the director of the group, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday 13th January, 2020. "An emirate has shown keen interest in the uncommon skill of the president's daughter. The emirate therefore invited her to demonstrate the skill at a publ...
Naira Marley’s Many Troubles
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Naira Marley’s Many Troubles

Music artiste, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley’s name is practically synonymous with trouble. Ever since he attracted mainstream attention last year, the Soapy singer has constantly been in bed with controversies. Though his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is still pending, the singer had another run in with the law some weeks ago when he was said to have stolen a Toyota Camry car. The driver of the car had hit a vehicle in Marley’s motorcade around the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, and one of the singer’s brothers was said to have got into the car and driven it off. The case was eventually charged to court and when Fashola refused to make an appearance, the presiding judge ordered the police to present Marley at the next court hearing or the si...
A Youth Will Be President – Buhari
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A Youth Will Be President – Buhari

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the youths that they will be in charge of leadership of Nigeria. Speaking when he hosted youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the six geo-political zones, Buhari said the change will take place whether the older generation of leaders like it or not. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as asking the youth to prepare for when they will be saddled with the responsibility of presiding over the affairs of Africa’s giant and most populous black nation. He also advised the younger generation to keep a broader view of the country as one entity, and “continuously de-emphasize ethnic and religious backgrounds in nation-building”. “With all certainty, someday you will have to take up the mantle of lead...
I will donate 50% of my first year salary as MP to the youth in Ayawaso West – John Dumelo pledges
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I will donate 50% of my first year salary as MP to the youth in Ayawaso West – John Dumelo pledges

With election year around the corner, campaign for votes has already started and actor, John Dumelo is laying out his plans for his constituency if he should win the seat. The actor turned politician, engaged in an interaction with his fans after one stated that his participation in communal services and concern about what happens in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, may end if wins power. According to John that will not happen, because he is in politics to serve and he will need the support of his constituents for more than a 4-year term. “If I don’t continue, who will vote after the next 4 years….politics is service to the nation” he tweeted. Emphasizing on his intention to rather be a servant, John added that should he win the 2020 election, 50% of his first-year salary plus...
Black people so selfish – Huddah Monroe
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Black people so selfish – Huddah Monroe

Huddah Monroe alleged that black people are so selfish while taking a swipe at people stealing money in their countries and investing it in other countries. The Kenyan socialite noted that the Government cannot employ everyone but stated that time is up for old people as she shared the statistics of young people in Kenya. Huddah Monroe also dragged millionaires, billionaires, owners of private jets and yachts into her call out post and further added that the colonial mental slavery needs to die with its generation. She wrote; Soo many Questions! Why are we as Black people soooo Selfish All those who have died , we’ve buried many this year alone , Did they leave with their Billions? I’ve never understood Why one person would have millions , billions in their account , privat...
Tuanzebe tells Solskjaer: I’m ready to play for Man Utd
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Tuanzebe tells Solskjaer: I’m ready to play for Man Utd

The 21-year-old, back with the club after impressing with Aston Villa last term, believes he's ready to step up - and his manager agrees Axel Tuanzebe says he’s ready to make an impact in Manchester United’s first team after an impressive display in their 1-0 victory over Inter in pre-season. The 21-year-old impressed at Aston Villa in the Championship last term as the Birmingham club were promoted to the Premier League and is confident he can make his mark at Old Trafford even as rumours of a move for Harry Maguire continue to swirl. He thinks that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s commitment to youth and his growth while on-loan in the Midlands will serve him well as he looks to play regular first-team football in England’s top-flight.
Angry Imo Youth Set Police Station Ablaze After An Officer Killed One Of Them
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Angry Imo Youth Set Police Station Ablaze After An Officer Killed One Of Them

Angry youths in Umuoke Obowo in Imo have set the police station in the town ablaze, following alleged killing of a young man in the community by a policeman. The youths went on rampage, following the killing of one Ikenna Ogbunigwe by a police officer in the town on Monday. They burnt down the police station. Ogbunigwe, a native of Umuoke, Obowo in the Obowo Local Government Area of the state was confirmed dead at the Mercy Hospital in Umuoke after he was rushed to the hospital by some youths. Upon Ogbunigwe’s death the youths descended on the police station, carting away firearms and other exhibits at the station and releasing detainees. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the divisional police officer was taken to safety by his colleagues after the mob attempted to ...
See The Security Guards Who Killed Their Own Boss And His Daughter In Akure
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See The Security Guards Who Killed Their Own Boss And His Daughter In Akure

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested two persons for allegedly killing their boss on the Ojomo Akintan Estate, Olu Foam area of Akure, Punch Metro reports. The suspects, Tasiu Abubakar and Ayuba Idris, were said to be security guards employed by the deceased. They were paraded at the headquarters of the command on Monday for allegedly killing their boss, Mr Richard Kwakye, and his daughter, Tope, last month. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie, said the suspects fled the state after committing the crime but were apprehended in Sokoto and Kano states. According to him, the deceased were initially declared missing but after the suspects were arrested, they confessed that they killed Richard and his daughter and threw their bodies away. The CP stated, “Upon receipt ...
FG Releases New Age Classification, 15-Year-Old Now To Be Regarded As A Youth
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FG Releases New Age Classification, 15-Year-Old Now To Be Regarded As A Youth

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has released a new age classification in Nigeria. At the launch of the Revised National Youth Policy, 2019 which took place in Akure, Ondo State on May 24th, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, in a foreword presented at the launch, disclosed that the age bracket for the classification of youth in Nigeria has been reviewed downward from 18 – 35 years to 15 – 29 years. Dalung in his foreword, stated that the age classification had to be reviewed downward so that every federal government intervention programmes designed for youths will get to the youths themselves and not adults masquerading as youth. According to the Minimum Age Convention (1973), the general minimum age for admission to employment or wo...
Charlyboy Speaks On Getting Appointment From Imo Governor-Elect, Ihedioha
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Charlyboy Speaks On Getting Appointment From Imo Governor-Elect, Ihedioha

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, also known as Charlyboy, has cleared the air on his perceived scheming for a political appointment from the governor-elect of Imo state, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha. Recall that the embattled convener of OurMumuDonDo movement sometime in April relocated from Abuja to his Imo home state. Charlyboy, in an interview with DAILY POST on Wednesday explained his support for the incoming Ihedioha’s administration, stating that he would only work with the governor-elect if he has good plans and policies for Imolites and the youths. He, however, added that he would not accept any political appointment from the Imo government or work under Ihedioha’s cabinet as he is bigger than that. When asked if he would work with Ihedioha, Charlyboy said; “No,...
Gov. Obaseki Refute Having Any rift with Oshiomhole
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Gov. Obaseki Refute Having Any rift with Oshiomhole

Addressing reporters at Benin airport, he described the reports as “fake news.” The governor, who has been on vacation, resumed work after his one-month yearly leave during which his deputy, Philip Shaibu, acted. “I feel very good, refreshed and ready to resume work,” he said. On hand to receive the governor were members and leaders of the APC, State Executive Council, socio-cultural groups as well as youths under the Coalition of Edo Returnees.
We Will Get 5m Youth Off The Streets If We Sell Some Of Our Cars – Sen. Andrew Uchendu
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We Will Get 5m Youth Off The Streets If We Sell Some Of Our Cars – Sen. Andrew Uchendu

Andrew Uchendu, senator representing Rivers east, has asked his colleagues to sell some of their cars and use the proceeds to empower unemployed youth in the country. He made the point while contributing to a debate at the senate on Thursday. Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, had drawn the attention of his colleagues to the killing of Faye Mooney, a British tourist, and Matthew Oguche, her partner, at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state. In his contribution, Uchendu said unemployment was fueling insecurity. On the suggestion of his colleagues putting up their car for sale, Uchendu said proceeds from this could be used to establish factories that can take over five million jobless youth off the streets. “We own three, four, five vehicles and I’m sure we can do mu...
Lagos CP Visits Family Of Kolade Johnson, Says Justice Will Be Served
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Lagos CP Visits Family Of Kolade Johnson, Says Justice Will Be Served

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, has assured the family of Kolade Johnson that justice will be done to the police Anti-Cultism team suspected to have carried out the shooting. Muazu who paid a condolence visit to the bereaved family at their residence condemned the act and informed them that the men suspected to have carried out the shooting, Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan and Sergeant Godwin Orji, attached to Anti Cultism Squad, have been apprehended and subjected to internal disciplinary procedures. In reaction to the visit, the head of the family expressed gratitude to the CP for honouring the family with his presence and determination to ensuring that justice prevails in the case. He commended the CP for the bold steps taken in exposing those behind the sho...
Gunmen attack journalist, abduct wife, three others in Nasarawa
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Gunmen attack journalist, abduct wife, three others in Nasarawa

Gunmen on Wednesday attacked Suleiman Abubakar, Chairman of Correspondents’ chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Nasarawa state and abducted his wife, Yahanasu Abubakar. Suleiman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident happened at about 7 p.m. along Gudi-Garaku road in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. According to Suleiman, the gunmen shot at the union bus they were travelling in from Keffi, where his wife went to register at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp. He said the bus ran into a ditch after being shot at while the gunmen swooped on them, took his wife, the wife of a former state assembly member, who they gave a lift as well as two other women from another vehicle during the attack. Meanwhile, ASP Sam...
Many Nigerian youths are morally lost – Omotola Jalade
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Many Nigerian youths are morally lost – Omotola Jalade

She made this known while replying a tweet from one of her followers who stated that the youths of Nigeria believe in her and will continue to support her in all her fight against government. She wrote; The youths sometimes are the ones that discourage you unfortunately. As an activist, besides passion , you have to feel encouragement . Like the ppl you’re doing it for are behind you… Many Nigerian youth are morally and physiologically Lost. I’m sorry but this is the reality. She also added; No Movement I’m involved in can EVER be sponsored! Esp Never by corrupt parties. Get your facts right. I know you’ve been messed up by corrupt situations but recognize the difference!
FG moves to check workforce deficiency
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FG moves to check workforce deficiency

Plans are underway by the Federal Government to collaborate with professional associations and private organisations to develop a National Skill Gap Analysis (NSGA), to check skill deficiency in the country’s workforce. Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono, disclosed this at the Construction Artisans Awards and Job Skill Expo in Abuja. The Permanent secretary, who declared the event opened, said the NSGA will provide a strategic framework and help the government in planning how to ensure that there is no skill deficiency in any sector of the economy.He said government is worried about the high employment rate in the country, hence the strategy to draw attention to artisan skills for a more robust workforce. “The NSGA will help us know how many people are ...
Cyntoia Brown Has Been Granted Clemency After 15 Years In Prison
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Cyntoia Brown Has Been Granted Clemency After 15 Years In Prison

Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee has granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a 30-year-old woman serving a life sentence for fatally shooting a man in 2004 who had hired her as a prostitute when she was a teenage sex trafficking victim. A statement from the office of Governor Haslam said Ms. Brown would be released to supervised parole on August 7, 2019, after serving 15 years in prison. “Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16,” Mr. Haslam said in the statement. “Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life. Transformation should be accompanied...
Akeredolu Lauded Over Bitumen Exploration, Seaport Construction In Ondo South
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Akeredolu Lauded Over Bitumen Exploration, Seaport Construction In Ondo South

A mathematician and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Chief Dapo Filani has commended Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for his unwavering commitment to bitumen exploration in the state, calling him Mr Bitumen. According to him, the governor should be specially commended for the laudable feat, noting that by the time the project begins full operation, thousands of jobs would be created for the people of the state, especially the youth, while the economy would also be greatly improved. The former chairman of Ondo State Water Corporation lauded the governor for his various giant strides aimed at industrialising the state and make it a cynosure of all eyes He expressed optimism that with the commendable way the governor is steering the affairs of the state, it woul...
United Nations Envoy Releases ‘Urgent Statement’ Over Alleged Scam Involving Actor, Williams Uchemba
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United Nations Envoy Releases ‘Urgent Statement’ Over Alleged Scam Involving Actor, Williams Uchemba

Earlier today, former child actor, Williams Uchemba was accused of fraud by US based activist, Edafe Okporo.   Edafe in a tweet that immediately went viral shared an alleged screenshot of a chat he had with Williams Uchemba where the latter was claiming to be an envoy of the United Nations and seeking $1000 in payment for a certain programme. He claims to be a @UN youth rep. Because of @FriendshipAmbas pretentious youth assembly deceit to thousand of young people. His name is @williamsuchemba This is a cheap scam for so many young Nigerians and youth all around the world. @FriendshipAmbas is collecting money in the name of @UNYouthEnvoy @UNDPINGO He his posing to be an ambassador. Using the reputation of the @UN   In a swift reaction to his claims, the official Twit...
NYSC Corps Member Dies While Returning To His PPA In Kano
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NYSC Corps Member Dies While Returning To His PPA In Kano

A corps member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has reportedly died while returning to his Place of Primary Assignment, PPA. According to reports, the youth copper was serving the country in Kano state before the unfortunate incident. 26 year old Enoch Noah, a corps member serving in Kano State, died in an auto crash, while returning to his Place of Primary Assignment. Enoch Noah, who is a Public Administration graduate of the Kogi State Polytechnic, died, on Monday, along the Abuja-Kano road and will be buried on Friday in Bagaji, Odoh, Kogi State.
Shell Signs Gas Supply Agreement for Aba Power Project
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Shell Signs Gas Supply Agreement for Aba Power Project

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and its joint partners at the weekend signed a gas supply and aggregation agreement that will support the 140 Megawatts Aba Integrated Power Project in Abia State. The agreement, signe in Abuja, was between SPDC, Geometric Power Aba Limited (GPAL); and Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN). By the agreement, SPDC will supply gas from the SPDC joint venture gas plant in Imo River traversing Abia and Rivers States to the power producer, Geometric Power Aba Limited (GPAL) via a gas pipeline network which is already installed. “This is a further demonstration of our commitment to supporting Nigeria’s industrialisation through gas,” said the Managing Director of SPDC and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor....
2019 Elections: I Fear For The Future Of Nigeria – Annie Idibia
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2019 Elections: I Fear For The Future Of Nigeria – Annie Idibia

Annie Idibia has ahead of the forthcoming 2019 general elections said that she fears for the future of Nigeria. She made this known during a chat with Showtime. She said; “I have kids, so, of cause I’m worried. In the next 10-15 years, what will be left for my children in this country? So, I’m worried about my children, I’m worried about the young ones. This is not about Innocent (2Face), Yes, he has his beliefs and I have learnt a lot from him but this is me saying let us go out as individuals and make a better place or country for us.” She added that her husband, 2Baba’s continuous advocacy for better governance is not meant to hurt or spite anyone, so, she is not afraid of bigwigs within the corridors of power. “As far as I know, I’m not trying to hurt nobody. I’m just trying to t...
Foundation Tours Lagos Needy Homes, Donates Items, Offers Scholarships
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Foundation Tours Lagos Needy Homes, Donates Items, Offers Scholarships

For more than two weeks now, a renowned philanthropist, Dr. Oluwaseye Yomi-Sholoye through her Foundation, The Dr. O. Yomi-Sholoye Foundation, has been making the rounds to several less-privilege. Oluwaseye Yomi-Sholoye Homes, Orphanages and Special Needs schools, bearing gifts and making donations running into several millions of Naira. You might be wondering if it is her birthday as she was asked in one of the homes she visited. No, it isn’t her birthday, rather, the soft-spoken business mogul is driven by the passion to leave this world a far better place than she met it and also fulfilling a pact she made with God to give back to the society if she is so blessed. “The main motivation, first of all, is passion, I have a passion for the youth, for the well-being of the less ...
School Principal Reportedly Flogs Female Corps Member In Akwa Ibom
Education

School Principal Reportedly Flogs Female Corps Member In Akwa Ibom

According to popular news making the rounds on social media, a serving youth corps member was assaulted by the principal of the school she was serving in. School Priincipal (L), Corps member (R) A school principal allegedly flogged a female corps member in Akwa Ibom for helping a friend to write attendance at her place of primary assignment. The corps member was mercilessly flogged by one Deacon Friday Udoka, the principal of her PPA, the Government Technical College in Abak, Akwa Ibom State. According to reports, the assault was because the lady, Kolawole Olaitan Adeola, helped her friend write her name in the attendance register of the college, on Friday, October 19, 2018. The principal was said to have flogged her in his office before dragging her outside to conti...
2019: Ondo Youths Solicit Support For Atiku’s Presidential Bid
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2019: Ondo Youths Solicit Support For Atiku’s Presidential Bid

Some youths in Ondo State have pledged to mobilise support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for his election in 2019. The youths, under the aegis of Council of Concerned Youths of Nigeria (COCYON), made the pledge on Thursday in Okitipupa in a statement signed by its President, Mr Olumide Akinrinlola, . The group said that the PDP flag bearer would use his wealth of experience to revive the economy and solve the security challenges confronting the country. They said that the former vice-president had the business acumen to ensure that most international companies that had left the shores of the country return for the teeming youths to be gainfully employed. The youths said that Abubakar attracted their support because of ...
2019: Nigeria’s Youngest Presidential Candidate Who Is Just 35 Years Vows To Unseat Buhari
Politics

2019: Nigeria’s Youngest Presidential Candidate Who Is Just 35 Years Vows To Unseat Buhari

A young and vibrant Nigerian man who is just 35 years has vowed that he will unseat president Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Mr. Chike Ukaegbu Thirty-five-year-old New York-based tech entrepreneur, Mr Chike Ukaegbu, has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Advanced Allied Party (AAP) with a promise to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari. Ukaegbu, whose candidacy was affirmed by the party in Abuja told our correspondent on Monday that AAP was poised to win the presidential election. He said that AAP, nicknamed the Golden Spoon Party, was also committed to taking care of all Nigerians when entrusted with the governance of the country. He said the party was the first to take advantage of the recently enacted Not-Too-Young-Run Act by producing the youngest among all the preside...
My beard is my trademark – Woli Arole
Celebs

My beard is my trademark – Woli Arole

Nigerian comedian, Toyin Baiyegun popularly known as Woli Arole has revealed why he keeps his beards, saying it is his trademark. Woli Arole made this known during an interview with our Punch Nigeria, he owed his rise to the limelight to his luxuriant beard. He said; “My beard is my trademark. It is the first thing that my fans notice when they meet me for the first time.” The artiste, also claimed that his mother had a strong influence on his style of comedy, as he is on the verge of releasing a new comic movie titled, The Call. The movie, which has already been screened in Dublin, Ireland, has some of the most talented actors in the country on its cast. Speaking about the movie, the comedian said; “The movie tells the story of a young man who discovers by accident that he is gif...
Wizkid Reacts To His First Baby Mama, Shola Releasing Their Chats
Celebs

Wizkid Reacts To His First Baby Mama, Shola Releasing Their Chats

Nigerian popular Singer, Wizkid has reacted to his first baby mama, Shola releasing the chats they had about their son. Shola had released chats she had with Wizkid earlier today, as she continued to claim that Wizkid is a deadbeat dad, who has avoided his responsibility. Wizkid has now taken to his Twitter page to write a suggestive post which we all believe is addressed to Shola. He wrote; “The smarter you get the less you speak” View image on Twitter The topic on who is at fault is currently a hot one among many Nigerian youths, and we have gathered some reactions for you below; @real_ijcharles – At least take care of your child if you feel the mom is a gold digger try to overlook that and provide for your child it’s not going to last forever max 18yrs a...
Lagos, Imo Claim Gold Medals In Basketball At Youth Games
Sport

Lagos, Imo Claim Gold Medals In Basketball At Youth Games

Ilorin – Team Lagos won gold in the female 3 on 3 basketball event at the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG) by edging Team Bayelsa by a point, 12-11. Basketball Team Lagos had beaten Team Benue, who won bronze, to reach the final. In the male category, Team Imo won gold without taking to the court after the other zonal representatives, Kwara, Adamawa and Oyo, were disqualified over over age issues. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the games, which started on Sept 17
We’ll Support Only Presidential Candidate from Middle Belt —Forum
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We’ll Support Only Presidential Candidate from Middle Belt —Forum

Makurdi—THE Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has stated that people of the region will vote only presidential candidates from the zone in 2019 elections. The forum sued for a shift of power to the region in 2019 in the interest of fair play, justice, equity and the collective unity of the people of the country. Speaking to journalists in Makurdi, National Youth Leader of the Forum, Mr. Nasiru Jagaba, lamented that the region had over the years been neglected and disregarded whenever it came to the picking the leader of the country. Jagaba said: “The Middle Belt region holds the key to a peaceful and united Nigeria. But over the years, we have suffered neglect, wanton killings, destruction and occupation of our land. “We are, therefore, demanding a power shift to the Middle Belt in 2019. O...

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