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Are the youth corpers safe?


SIR: After graduation, the first thing that comes to mind is to go for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. Many prospective corps members that are connected usually get posted to their choice of state; not satisfied they also take further step by lobbying to stay in cities. Most corps members involve in this […]

Nigerians should unite


It seems the prediction of Mr. John Campbell a former United State Ambassador to Nigeria, that Nigeria is going to break may not be a misplaced one. We have come a long way for us to be divided along ethnic lines with some people regarded as northerners, southerners, indigenes, settlers and so on. I wonder […]

Bomb Scare In Jos NYSC Camp


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Zang commercial secondary school, Bukuru in Jos south local government council of Plateau state was yesterday thrown into confusion following the arrest of a middle age man who allegedly invaded the camp with lethal substance suspected to be explosives in a polythene bag. The NYSC camp was […]

20 die in two Abuja crashes


At least 20 people were killed when two heavy-duty trucks veered off the road and crushed many vehicles at Kugbo in Abuja yesterday, emergency management authorities said. In the first accident at about 2.30pm, a truck loaded with iron rods lost control near Kugbo Mechanic Village and crossed over to the other lane, crushing three […]

Federal Government Sets Aside N500M As Loans to NYSC Members


Brig.-Gen. Maharazu Tsiga , the NYSC Director–General, says the Federal Government has earmarked N500 million for disbursement as loans to corps members to enable them to establish businesses. Tsiga made the initiative known in Sokoto on Sunday when he addressed Batch ‘’B” 2011 corps members at the temporary NYSC orientation camp at Government Technical College, […]

United Patriotic Youth against violence


Since the emergence of Dr. Good luck Ebele Jonathan as winner of the keenly contested April 16,2011 Presidential election, largely acclaimed as the freest and most credible election in our country in recent times by both local and international observers, the political atmosphere in a section of the country has been nothing but a tawny […]

Millions, Billions, Trillions; Yet No Development


Seers (1969), one of the popular scholars of Dependency Theory of development said, if you want to know whether or not a country is developed, ask: “what has been happening to poverty? What has been happening to unemployment? What has been happening to inequality?” Nigerians have also been asking: why is it that despite the […]

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