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Can a new network bring the AU to Africa’s youth?

As the African Union’s Youth Month begins, the expectations of millions of young people remain largely unmet. By Muneinazvo Kujeke The African Union’s (AU) recently concluded African Youth Decade (2009 -2018) was, on the whole, underwhelming. A plan of action for youth engagement in health, education, employment and governance was developed, but its potential was

FEC approves N5.5bn to empower 12,000 youths

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N5.5 billion for the training and provision of devices to 12,000 youths in N-Power Knowledge Multi-Track Youth Empowerment Programme. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, who disclosed this at the end of FEC meeting, said the programme targets

Perm. Sec. harps on skills development as panacea for unemployment

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono has called on all stakeholders in the sector to prioritise the development of creativity in youths. Echono stressed that the key to curbing unemployment lies in nudging the youths towards creativity and skills acquisition.

Elections: DSS warns politicians, youths against violence

Godsgift Onyedinefu Few days to the 2019 polls, the Department of State Security Services (DSS) has charged politician and youths to shun from all acts of violence saying it will not stand idly and watch "miscreants and mischief makers" bring avoidable chaos and disorder upon the nation. The Service also vowed that

Buhari promises youths ministerial slots if re-elected

Tony Nwoye, Director of Youth Mobilisation, All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, says youths will be heads of Ministries and Prastatals if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected. Mr Nwoye stated this on Monday in Abuja at a news conference to launch a nationwide campaign for Buhari’s re-election in Abuja. He said the nationwide youth

College of ‘Presidents’ ruling Nigeria- Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has declared that Nigeria is currently being run by a college of Presidents as nobody is really in charge of governance in the country at the moment. Prince Secondus who spoke at a town-hall meeting of PDP Presidential candidate

Stop Using Youths as Thugs – CAN charges politicians  

•Saraki charges youths to shun violence Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has tasked the political leaders at all levels to involve the Nigerian youths in the nation building instead of using them for thuggery and all forms of electoral malpractices. This was disclosed in a statement Signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special

DSS frees 7 Ijaw youths detained for years without trial

•Begins review, mass release of detainees   Jude Johnson The Department of State Security (DSS) has released about seven Ijaw youths from Bayelsa State who were arrested two years ago and locked up in the organization’s cell without trial. Sources revealed that the men were on Saturday set free in Yenagoa, Capital of

Ohaneze, Arewa youth pass vote of confidence on Magu

...Nneoma Ndibe   The Ohaneze Youth Parliament and Arewa Youth Parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence on the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, for the vigour he has brought to the operation of the anti-graft agency.   The Speaker of the Ohaneze Youth Parliament, Mr.

Money talks: a key reason youths join Boko Haram

Financial incentives, not religion, is a main driver for individuals who are recruited to Boko Haram.  By Martin Ewi and Uyo Salifu This policy brief is an overview of key findings from a study aimed at understanding violent extremism in northern Nigeria, and identifying factors that are key in Boko Haram

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