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Lagos holds 4-day retreat for cabinet members, Permanent Secretaries

A day after Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu constituted the State Executive Council, members of the cabinet alongside Permanent Secretaries are being hosted to a capacity building retreat to prepare

I will give equal attention to Sports,Youth development – Dare

Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development has pledged to give equal attention to the development of Sports and the Youths as he strives to reposition the ministry.

Put Nigeria first, APC UK advises new ministers

The United Kingdom chapter of the All progressives Congress (APC) has advised the ministers to put the country and the people first in the discharge of their duties. Mr Ade

Buhari warns cabinet members against unnecessary altercation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, cautioned new cabinet Ministers against unnecessary altercation while discharging their responsibilities. Buhari, who gave the warning at the inauguration of ministers at the

FULL LIST: Buhari inaugurates new cabinet, retains petroleum minister position

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday swore in the 43 appointed ministers at the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari who announced the portfolio of each minister shortly after

ID Africa and Plaqad Announce Second Edition of Social4Media Masterclass

Lagos based marketing and media company, ID Africa and marketing technology startup Plaqad, have announced they will be training over 50 Nigerian media professionals at the 2019 edition of Social4Media

NIMC extends NIN enrolment to Nigerians in Austria, Germany

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has concluded plans to extend National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment to Nigerians in the Diaspora, who are residing in Austria and Germany. Mr Aliyu

SWIMMING IN GLORY PART 7 by Pastor E.A Adeboye (Full Text of RCCG July2019 Holy Ghost Service message)

JULY HOLY GHOST SERVICE THEME: SWIMMING IN GLORY (PART 7): BORN TO BE GREAT 5TH JULY, 2019. BY: PASTOR E.A ADEBOYE Thank You Father. Just lift your hands to the

Wadume’s arrest to bring answers to policemen killing in Taraba – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has commended his men for the perseverance and painstaking efforts exhibited that led to the arrest of suspected notorious kidnap kingpin Alhaji

Sanwo-Olu inaugurates cabinet, charges members on service delivery

…Commissioners, Special Advisers Get Portfolios All roads led to Alausa – the seat of Lagos State Government – on Tuesday for an August occasion. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu constituted the state’s

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Nigeria Fashion and Beauty (NFB) Awards 2007

Nigeria Fashion and Beauty (NFB) Awards 2007 

The first edition of the Nigeria Fashion and Beauty (NFB) Awards ceremony to be staged outside the shores of Nigeria is being organized by Olomu1. We have over ten years experience in the packaging and marketing of events like beauty pageants, fashion shows, music promotions and award ceremonies.
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We are earnestly  prepared to work in conjunction with individuals, associations and corporate entities with close link to Nigeria fashion, fabrics and beauty industries in order to achieve the set objectives below.

                                                      AIMS & OBJECTIVES
*To showcase, promote, and develop indigenous fashion, textiles, accessories, and beauty products as a branch of Nigeria’s rich arts and culture.*To recognize the conspicuous positive impacts of individuals and corporate bodies to the development of fashion as a way of life and honor them accordingly. *To launch  the establishment of high quality and genuine African brands like Aso Oke, Wax Prints, Okene, Luru, Laces, Guinea Brocade, Ankara, George,  Embroideries, Tie and Dye(Adire), Teru etc, to compete favorably in the international market.

*To create an active platform for the discovery and promotion of young talents in the fashion and textile industry.

*To serve as veritable forum for all Nigerians regardless of social status, tribe, and religion to come together to exhibit individual community/region’s rich cultural heritage.

In order to achieve these set objectives and thus make the show the most glamorous annual event as planned by the organizers, we are earnestly prepared to work in conjunction with individuals, socio-cultural groups and or corporate entities with close link to Nigeria fashion and textile industry.For participation, advertisement on the website & program brochure, and sponsorship please e-mail info@nfbawards.com to get detailed information.


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The maiden edition of the annual Nigeria Fashion & Beauty Awards Ceremony (NFB AWARDS NIGHT 2007) is billed to hold on November 24th 2007 @ Quality Inn 7815 LBJ Freeway Dallas, Texas 75251 starting from 10.00pm.

Admission is strictly by Invitation.

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Patriotism pays

It is always a good idea to be a patriotic to ones father’s land. The problem Yakubu Aiyegbeni is facing so secure work permit from Middlesbrough to Everton Football Club is not surprising. This is because he has not played in 75 per cent of Nigeria’s latest games.

 Anyway, the home office will determine is fate later today 

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JAAIDS Youth Internship Programme: Call for Application

Are you young and innovative? Do you have a passion for excellence and really want to affect your generation for good? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

With support from the Staying Alive Foundation UK, JAAIDS now has openings for four (4) youth volunteers to join its youth internship programme. Read more

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Delta State Youth Awards 2007

Delta Youth Awards…Celebrating dignity and hard work among Delta State Youths!!

www.deltayouthawards.com

The Delta Youth Awards is an annual initiative of Delta Change Network established to highlight and celebrate individual and/or corporate best practices and contributions to society that impact positively on the lives of the youths of Delta State and from which they can draw inspiration and/or mentorship.

The idea is to identify positive role models for youths while enamouring the contributions of Deltans that have touched the lives of their peers and the next generation of leaders.
Right in the HEART of the Niger-Delta, Delta State Youth Awards! is out to honour young achievers.

The Awards are in six categories::
(1) Youth of the Year.
(2) Sponsor of the Year.
(3) Young Achiever of the Year
(4) Organisation of the Year
(5) Youth Icon of the Year.
(6) DCN Special Awards.

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2007 International Essay Contest For Young People

The Goi Peace Foundation website


Organized by The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO
– Endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
of Japan, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Nikkei Inc., Tokyo Metropolitan Board
of Education
– Supported by Japan Airlines and Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.

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Expression-Share your thoughts

Hello friends

It is a great pleasure I am introducing you to the new blog just created for your thoughts. The title of the blog is Expression-Share your thoughts. Its aim is to allow you to share your thoughts on issues ranging entrepreneurship, politics, website, internet, adverts, jokes, religion, food, latest updates, etc. Users can register themselves at http://nigeriayouthnews.com/blog/wp-register.php and started blogging. However, you can send your story pictures to blog@nigeriayouthnews.com Hope to see you there.

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Nigeria’s fuel scarcity

Despite Nigeria is a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), her citizens still suffers in order to get fuel for their daily use. OPEC is an international organization made up of Algeria, Angola, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.
This trend started a long time ago and the ugly incident raised its head in December 2006 when most of the Nigerians are gearing up for the Christmas, Sallah and New Year holidays.

Nigerians waiting endlessly for fuel

Can the President Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr. Edmund Maduabebe Daukoru, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources tell us what is happening to our oil? Coming through the roads now is like a journey of no return; you have to pay through your nose before getting to your destination. I am angry on the Nigeria’s current situation because it seems not all the sectors are working. NEPA or PHCH cannot give me 2 hours stable power supply, my representatives in the national assembly doest represent me rather s/he representing himself/herself and how to win more elections without caring for the people they are representing, roads are not motarable, our educational system is going down and so on.

The present government should please find the lasting solution to the perennial fuel scarcity in the country because its affects our productivity.

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Breaking News: Another pipeline blasts

It has happened again. Another pipeline blasts occured at Abule Egba, Lagos. It has been reported that over 100 people had been roasted to death.My Perspective: What is responsible for this? Poverty or what?

Victims remains

Going out in Lagos city has been “war” because you have to pay 3 times of normal transport fare. Government should find solution to these blasts and fuel scarcity in NIgeria  

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Obasanjo vs. Atiku

It is very laughable in the last few months on the issues surrounding President Olusegun Obasanjo and his deputy, Atiku Abubakar public disagreement. The first issue was the Petroleum Training Development Fund (PTDF) where the two parties were accusing each other of withdrawing our money for their personal and aides uses. Just yesterday, Obasanjo denied Atiku the presidential jet for his (Atiku) holiday.  

Obasanjo vs. Atiku public disagreement continues 

However, Atiku was adopted as the Action Congress presidential candidate for the 2007 elections. It is not clear what actions the presidency and PDP will take on his acceptance of AC’s ticket. Only time will tell!  

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Seasons Greetings

It is my great pleasure to wish you a memorable break this season.

Season Greetings from Mutiu

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Craziness on Lagos roads

I have been wondering lately what Lagos has become, especially as Christmas, Sallah and New Year holidays are approaching. Getting through Ikeja (Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway) yesterday was “hell”because a truck caught fire and nobody was on hand to put off the fire or clear it off the road. Thank goodness, it has been evacuated this morning. Besides, due to the scarcity of fuel, the transportation fare has gone up by 100% and I wonder when this will end.

Craziness on Lagos roads continues................

This will surely change if there are more supplies of petroleum and roads may be free in Lagos because majority of people are traveling to their villages and towns for the yuletide season. However, Lagos needs more access roads in order to reduce the congestion and our precious time will be saved.

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My Lagos Daily Memoir

Mutiu Junior.........

Lagos is located in the South West of Nigeria and its one of the populous Cities in the world.  My first visit to Lagos was in the early 80’s, still young boy then. Since then I have been a visitor during my secondary school holidays but finally I have to be a part of the city after my secondary school education. I had my Bsc. Degree from Lagos State University, which gave me the opportunity of knowing Lagos more. 

Lagos Students waiting.........

However, recently I have been having a lot of “headache” because of the traffic conditions in the metropolis. There are traffic enforcement agencies around the city but the condition has never improved. The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials mandated to check on the excesses of the Lagos drivers have not been helping matters as they contributes a lot of bottle necks on the roads. 

From Mile 2 to Badagry, there is only one route that links this international road to Benin Republic and the neighboring countries. Because of the madness of Badagry Expressway, there are sometimes avoid taking the road; though I have alternative to through the LASU Isheri road to Iyana Ipaja. 

Traffic on Lagos road

Most of our precious times are wasted in the traffic hold-up because of the impatience of the drivers and Lagos is becoming more populated everyday because more people are looking for greener pastures here.  I am using this opportunity to appeal to Lagos State and Federal governments to find the lasting solutions to the traffic and road conditions in the city. I will try to write more on My Lagos Daily Memoir 

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Nigerian Democracy and Good Governance: – The Youth as a Tool of Positive Change

Since Nigeria returned to democracy in May 1999, after almost three decades of military rule, and almost two decades of economic crises, the country has been faced with the complex challenges of national reconciliation, national reconstruction and economic reform.

The most urgent issue in Nigeria currently is the issues of democracy, understood not only as an end to military rule but also as the establishment of responsive and responsible political institutions which promote a government that is accountable, prevent corruption, respect human and civil rights, and ensure popular sovereignty.

In the midst of these, Nigerian youth have great roles to play to support what the present administration is doing since 1999 when the country backed to democratic system of government. But there are so many factors impeding Nigerian youth as a part of our democratic process growth. The factors are unemployment, non-availability of good and sound education, non-access to good social amenities such as water, electricity and so on.

THE YOUTH AS A TOOL OF POSITIVE CHANGE
The roles the youth can play as a tool of Positive Change are enormous, which I will highlight below:-

Formation of pressure groups: Nigerian youth in their different communities can form political pressure groups, which will ensure the proper governance at the local government levels, performance of their representatives at the state houses of assemblies and federal legislature’s arms. These groups can mandate themselves to make it a point of duty to meet with the political office holders to deliver the demands of the masses to them and vice-versa. This can only be achieved if only the youth will shun the act of corruption. This is so because some of our youth can turn their backs to the communities by following and cover-up the politicians bad acts in their quest to get financial rewards from them (politicians).

Contest for an elective post: – It is high time Nigerian youths contest for an elective post ranging from local chancellor to governorship offices (since Nigerian youth policy indicated youth from age 18 to 35 years). It may not be possible in some circumstances because of fear of defeat by the “big wigs” or lack of financial back ups. However, from my own point of view, it is very possible, because the youth made up of 40% of the Nigerian population. Youths should support other who has interest in changing the trends in Nigeria’s economy by voting on the Election Day, and offer youthful advice when youth elected officers are going against their manifestoes.

Anticorruption Club: -The issue of corruption, nevertheless, still remains one of the most difficult problems under the current government of Obasanjo. The youth can organize seminars for the youth from primary schools to higher instructions on the need to shun corruption.
 

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ADC Plane crash: What is happening?

It was another sad day for Nigerians on Sunday 29th October 2006 as ADC airlines crashed in a village just some kilometers from Abuja International airport. I knew about the crash from a TV station scrolling about the sad event, which was later aired by other local televisions and radio stations. Among the dead were Sultan Muhammadu Maccido, the sultan of Sokoto, his senator son, grandchild and other 90+ on board.

Sultan Muhammadu Maccido

 

Sultan Muhammadu Maccido who I was opportuned to meet with other serving youth corps members (Batch B NYSC) during our endurance trek in September 2004, had a welcoming heart for us. Former Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari was also there to welcome us to the city of the caliphate-Sokoto state. During our 3-week long orientation camping period in Farfaru Sokoto state, he (Sultan) donated two cows and other foodstuffs to us in order to enjoy our stay. He also instituted an essay competition that allows serving youths to share their stay experiences in Sokoto State. A winner collects a specific amount during the passing-out ceremony.
Back to the crash, Nigeria witnessed two crashes last year (11 December 2005 in Port Harcourt & 23 October 2005 in Lisa Village, Ogun State) and another two just occurred this year.  What is wrong with our aviation industry in this country? Can anybody answer me?


All Nigerian sectors needs reform ranging from education to aviation. Our roads are not motorable. I watched people (on AIT TV) last week shouting about the ugly experience they had on the Benin-ore road; a journey of 45 minutes now takes about two days. For some us that will be traveling by road for December break, I’ve informed my friends to warm up for the journey because we will be spending close 3 days on the road. It is a shame! Even though you can afford to fly, I in particular is scared because of the recent events.

All Nigerian sectors needs reform ranging from education to aviation. Our roads are not motorable. I watched people (on AIT TV) last week shouting about the ugly experience they had on the Benin-ore road; a journey of 45 minutes now takes about two days. For some us that will be traveling by road for December break, I’ve informed my friends to warm up for the journey because we will be spending close 3 days on the road. Even though you can afford to fly, I in particular is scared because of the recent events.
However, I wish the families of the departed souls the fortitude to bear the loss and I hope urgent step will be taken to curb the trend in the aviation industry.

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