Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tag "Youth"

    INEC: Osun governorship poll has the highest number of contestants in Nigeria’s history

INEC: Osun governorship poll has the highest number of contestants in Nigeria’s history

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the Osun state governorship election, slated for September 22, would feature the highest number of contestants in the history of governorship elections in Nigeria.Speaking when he visited Bayero University, Kano (BUK), on Tuesday, Yakubu said the commission is fully prepared for the exercise.He said there is a record number of [...]

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    In open letter, Omotola thanks self for not being reckless as a youth

In open letter, Omotola thanks self for not being reckless as a youth

Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde says she owes who she is today to her younger self.She disclosed this in an Instagram post titled #Lettertoayoungerme.  [...]

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    ‘You deserve some accolades’ — Osinbajo hails Nigerians

‘You deserve some accolades’ — Osinbajo hails Nigerians

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says both the elders and youth of Nigeria deserve some accolades for their contribution to nation-building.'I deserve some accolades' is a phrase made popular by Charles Okocha, an actor and social media sensation.Osinbajo borrowed from the phrase while speaking on Tuesday at the 11th edition of The Platform, a non-profit initiative of Covenant Christian Centre.According to the [...]

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    Saraki: Nigerian youth can compete with their peers across the world

Saraki: Nigerian youth can compete with their peers across the world

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the Nigerian youth have what it takes to compete with their counterparts in any part of the wold. Speaking on Sunday when he visited the Kwara state orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Saraki said leaders in the country must give them the desired opportunity to be successful.The senate president, who also inspected [...]

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    Tweets can’t help you win elections, prof tells youth

Tweets can’t help you win elections, prof tells youth

Akinjide Osuntokun, an emeritus professor of history and international relations, has urged Nigerian youth to participate actively in politics and the electoral process.Speaking during the book reading of Aisha Osori’s ‘Love Does Not Win Elections’ organised by the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy, (ISGPP), Osuntokun said no amount of cyber presence can help youth win elections.He advised the [...]

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    Tony Momoh: Buhari owes no one apology over ‘lazy youth’ comment

Tony Momoh: Buhari owes no one apology over ‘lazy youth’ comment

Tony Momoh, former minister of information, says President Muhammadu Buhari owes nobody an apology for saying some Nigerian youths "sit at home doing nothing because Nigeria is an oil- producing state".Buhari made the controversial comment while speaking at the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London.Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, had asked Buhari to withdraw the statement and apologise.But speaking [...]

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    ‘Atiku once said northerners are lazy’ — Muslim group defends Buhari

‘Atiku once said northerners are lazy’ — Muslim group defends Buhari

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the controversial comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari regarding some Nigerian youth as "apt, precise and succinct".Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, the president said some Nigerian youth have not been to school but are waiting on oil money.The statement generated the hashtag #LazyNigerianYouth on social media, and sparked [...]

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    Shehu Sani advises Buhari to withdraw ‘lazy youth’ comment and apologise

Shehu Sani advises Buhari to withdraw ‘lazy youth’ comment and apologise

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the controversial statement he made on Nigerian youth and tender an apology.While speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, Buhari said a lot of Nigerian youth have not been to school and they want everything free because Nigeria is an oil producing state.“More than 60 percent [...]

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    Elumelu: Government policies making it hard for African youth to succeed

Elumelu: Government policies making it hard for African youth to succeed

Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heir Holdings, says government policies have been making it hard for African youth to succeed in their endeavours.Speaking on Thursday at a session of the ongoing Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, Elumelu said governments of African countries need to prioritise their youth.He described youth as "determined, energetic, hungry to succeed and make [...]

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    Atiku pledges 40% cabinet positions to youth if elected president

Atiku pledges 40% cabinet positions to youth if elected president

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice-President, has pledged to give 40 percent of appointments in his cabinet to the youth if he wins the 2019 presidential election.He made the pledge on Sunday at the inauguration of the national and state executives of a pro-Atiku group, Intellectual Think-Tank for Atiku (ITTA).Atiku, who was represented by Oladimeji Fabiyi, chairman of All Atiku Support Group [...]

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    Government can’t employ all of us, says Bala Usman

Government can’t employ all of us, says Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says it is impossible for the government to employ everyone.Speaking at an award ceremony organised by DAAR Communications, owners of AIT and Raypower FM, Usman said the government can only provide an enabling environment for business to thrive.She also spoke on the need to expand the informal sector and [...]

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    APC youth: We won’t allow a selfish few destroy an institution we built

APC youth: We won’t allow a selfish few destroy an institution we built

Youth of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have vowed not to sit back and watch an institution “we have built with our time, energy and resources" destroyed by a selfish few.They said this during a stakeholders' meeting attended by youth across the 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).According to Dominic Alancha, a youth leader, some of the issues [...]

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    Peace Corps  commandant: Buhari listened to the advice of our opponents

Peace Corps commandant: Buhari listened to the advice of our opponents

Dickson Akoh, commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, says the rejection of the Peace Corps bill shows there is “conspiracy against the Nigerian youth”.President Muhammadu Buhari withheld assent to the bill on Tuesday, citing security concerns, duplication of roles and lack of funds as his reasons.Addressing journalists after a house of representatives committee meeting on Tuesday, Akoh accused the nation's security [...]

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    It is not what a man has that is important, it is what a man is

It is not what a man has that is important, it is what a man is

Rene Descartes’ quote ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’, which means ‘I think, therefore I am’ has always resonated with me. It was one of the favourite quotes of my Latin tutor. It is a rationalisation of our existence. The mere fact that we can think, is affirmation that truly we, as humans, exist and not just in a mere dream. This thinking [...]

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    From clean to cringe: The story of the Nigerian drug epidemic

From clean to cringe: The story of the Nigerian drug epidemic

A brief peep into our future, as a nation, could be not so rosy but what is particularly scary is an impending and perhaps inescapable, drug epidemic. What is scarier is how we seemingly, and rather disturbingly, play the ostrich at how huge this problem is or the devastating effects it promises. It is so prevalent to have become the [...]

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    That our youth may not be blamed

That our youth may not be blamed

BY JEROME-MARIO UTOMI In a conventional conversation, it is a general belief that the habit of sitting on the fence may not be the best decision. But in an applied sense, it avails one the vintage opportunity to view the two sides of the divides.In the light of the above, our nation’s political fence has provided all with a  vintage but [...]

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