#LazyNigerianYouths dominates social media as young Nigerians blast Buhari

Young Nigerians online have come out in full force against President Muhammadu Buhari after he was quoted to have described a lot of Nigerian youth as a group of lazy people who have done nothing except look for the good life. During a panel appearance with world leaders at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London in Westminster on Wednesday, the president said: “More than 60% of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country,…

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African youths ought to be young, black, successful

Book Title: Young, Black and Beautiful Author: Temitope  Adeyemo Publisher: Makehaven Ltd Year of Publication: 2015 Number of Pages: 267 Reviewer: Oladipo Kehinde Literature for a better future. It is a veritable tool to liberate the mind. There are no more chains in the hands and legs of a black man. Those chains are now in the brain causing mental pain. We are not slaves. Yet we are still finding our place in history. We need to deconstruct and decolonized our mind from the shackles of colonialism and imperialism. Africa…

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How to reduce suicide among youths, by psychiatrist

Dr. Babatunde Suleiman is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Researcher at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso in Oyo State. In this interview with APPOLONIA ADEYEMI, he discusses role of families and communities in reducing suicides in communities, strategies to reduce stigma in mental illness, among others. What are the risk factors for suicide? Everywhere now in the world there is an increasing trend of suicide among young people between age 15 to 24 years. However, some of the risk factors of suicide are old age, mostly people…

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Plateau Youths organised Peace Rally for Hausa and Igbo Youths in Jos

The Plateau Youth G-17 Peace and Progressive Forum have yesterday in Jos organised an Independence Peace Walk tagged “I am my Brother’s Keeper”cutting across Igbo, Hausa and difference Youths groups in the State. The peace walk which took place from Old Airport Junction Roundabout to Secretariat Junction Flyover Roundabout consists of hundreds of youths dancing wearing green and White T-shirts and holding the Nigeria flag as an indication of genuine peace through greater understanding among various tribes. Convener of the Plateau G-17 Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos said the reasoned for the…

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Monarch, youths, traditionalists tackle Fayose over Ikere shrine

Ayodele Fayose

The ancient town of Ikere-Ekiti, Ikere Local Government area of Ekiti State was yesterday soaked in apprehension over alleged threats by Governor Ayo Fayose to uproot a ‘sacred’ tree located at the centre of the town to enable ongoing road dualisation. Construction workers and agents of government made efforts on Monday to remove the tree, but were stopped by aggrived youths and traditionalists who formed a rampaging ring around the area, located at the Odo-Oja end of the town. Fayose reportedly led armed policemen and operatives of the state security…

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Again, Sokoto empowers 350 women, youths

Sokoto

No fewer than 350 women and youths in Sokoto State at the weekend graduated from the skills acquisition programme organised by the state government under its citizens’ empowerment initiative. The programme, coordinated by the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, followed the re-cent graduation of 2,000 women from another empowerment initiative meant to enhance job creation and tackle poverty. Speaking at the graduation of the last batch of 132 trainees at the Wamakko Training Centre at the weekend, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, said the overall objective of his administration was to…

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Sustained development for Etche

As at May 29, 2015 when the good people of Rivers State rightly expelled the All Progressives Congress ( APC) from government, the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality were one of the most neglected communities. They were denied developmental projects, appointments and respect from their own state government. Due to no fault of theirs, they were degraded to second class citizens in a state where they served as food basket and also have some of the critical oil producing communities. Their situation was worsened by the fact that Etche APC…

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Vigilantes beat man to death with charms

A 28-year-old businessman, Tayo Olatunbosun, has been allegedly killed by two members of Vigilante Service of Nigeria (VSN) at Adiyan, a community in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State. The vigilantes, identified as Ismaila Jimoh and Hassan Olatunde, have been arrested by the police. The suspects were said to have nabbed Olatunbosun, who was selling phones and laptops, in the Adiyan area on Saturday for allegedly stealing a hair dryer. The vigilantes reportedly beat Olatunbosun with charms and later took him to the Agbado Police Station about 10 p.m.…

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When a federal minister overreaches

People who do not know me erroneously think that it’s possible for any hirelings or whosoever to stop me by any means – whether through abuse or attack or howsoever – from talking or writing about my state and community of birth. No, it’s not possible. The more they abuse and attack me, the more I know that I’m making a valid point. Today, I’ll talk about an arrogant and despotic brother, his Hobbesian disposition, unlawful trespass to land, and illegal arrests and detention of innocent youths from our town…

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Journalist with Bayelsa’s Glory FM shot dead

Gunmen yesterday killed a journalist with the Bayelsa State-owned Glory FM 97.1, Mr. Famous Giobaro. Giobaro was shot dead in his residence on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Road, Kpasia in Yenagoa, the state capital. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Asinim Butswat, said the command was yet to get the full detail of Giobaro’s killings. A witness said the gunmen stormed Giobaro’s apartment about 5 a.m. on Sunday and shot him point blank in the stomach. The attackers had gained access into the compound after scaling…

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