COVID-19: NYSC Ignores Calls To Close Orientation Camps Because “Contractors” Will Lose—Source

A source in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Abuja, says the government bowed to pressure not to close orientation camps for NYSC members due to economic considerations. The Yemi Osinbajo-led committee had in June 2020 recommended that while the National Youth Service Corps programme could continue, the three-week orientation exercise should be... Continue Reading →

NYSC to FRSC: Dissuade corps members from traveling beyond 6pm

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra has appealed to the Federal Road Safety (FRSC) in the state to assist them in discouraging corps members from night trips, particularly traveling beyond 6 pm. The NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Kehinde Aremu made the appeal on Tuesday when he led a team on a courtesy visit... Continue Reading →

Police, NYSC speak on female corps member who ‘murdered’ boyfriend

The police in Akwa Ibom State have confirmed the arrest of a female National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member who reportedly killed a man she spent a night with. Newsmen reported how a mob almost lynched the woman, identified as Odume Paschaline. The incident happened in Uyo, Sunday night. The police spokesperson in the state, Odiko... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Jigawa govt orders closure of schools, confirms 14 new cases

The Jigawa State government on Tuesday ordered the closure of all schools across the state as fears heightened over possible second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The acting Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Rabiu Adamu, who disclosed this in a statement in Dutse, directed the schools to close effective... Continue Reading →

Two Corps members get N4m Fed Govt grant

Two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have received four million Naira grant from the Federal Government for agribusiness. The Executive Director, Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI), Dr Patricia Pessu, disclosed this Tuesday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, at the opening ceremony of programme for corps members on value addition of... Continue Reading →

NYSC: 5 corps members test positive for COVID-19 in Abuja

Mrs Walida Isa, the Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, Federal Capital Territory, has said that five prospective corps members have tested positive for COVID-19. She made this known on Monday in Abuja at the swearing-in of the 2020 Batch `B’ Stream 1 corps members. Isa, who did not reveal their names, said that 853 corps... Continue Reading →

Nigerians Plan To Close Account With Banks Freezing #EndSARS Protesters Accounts On Monday

Nigerians are calling for mass boycott of banks, who acted on an order from the Central Bank of Nigeria to freeze the accounts of some #EndSARS protest organisers. The accounts of some prominent organisers of the protest had been frozen since October 19 on the orders of the CBN before the apex bank approached the... Continue Reading →

Fed Govt will engage youths, address job creation, says minister

Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government will continue to engage the youth and address issues of job creation and poverty reduction. Mohammed stated this on Monday while addressing reporters at Federal Government’s consultative meeting with political and traditional leaders in the Southwest at the Lagos House in Alausa,... Continue Reading →

BREAKING: Buhari wants compulsory health insurance for corps members

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday issued a directive to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to ensure the enrolment of corps members in the National Health Insurance Scheme. The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim who said this Monday assured that the NYSC has intensified liaison with security agencies for to ensure the security of corps... Continue Reading →

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