N-Power Build: Creating A New Crop Of Skilled Technicians

Not many are conversant with the non-graduate category of N-Power which includes the “N-Power Build”, N-Power Creative amongst others. N-Power Build is an accelerated training and certification (skills to job) programme that will engage and train 75,000 young, unemployed Nigerians in order to build a new crop of skilled and highly competent workforce of technicians, artisans, and service professionals. It seeks to bridge the shortfall of skilled service professionals in the automobile/construction sub-sector. N-Power Build categories cut across different services which include automobile, carpentry& joinery, electrical installation, plumbing & pipe…

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THE CIRCLE OF POVERTY AND HOW NIGERIAN JOB SEEKERS ARE PAYING THE PRICE by @AbangMercy

Five years ago, Akin-Jide Ojo, then 23, completed his tertiary education at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, in Oyo State Nigeria. He proceeded to serve as a youth corps member in Taraba state living on stipends during the mandatory service year conferred on all university graduates in Nigeria shortly after school. After that, Ojo went in search of opportunities like every other young Nigerian. He had always wanted to work in the Nigerian military or with a para-military organisation. Now 28, he first learned of an opening for…

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PENDULUM | Who Says President Buhari Isn’t a Politician? – By @DeleMomodu

Fellow Nigerians, I had another privilege of meeting President Muhammadu Buhari two nights ago in Abuja. I had accompanied the former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, one of the most expansive and incredibly fortified State Houses on planet Earth. I had not seen the President one on one since I was invited to meet him about two years ago, after I sent him a desperate memo informing him about how his government was losing steam and velocity so early, in its infancy. We…

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RE: Osinbajo: Are You Still A Pastor By Dantata Hashidu

Knowing the integrity deficiency of “Pastor” Reno Omokri, aide to Ex-President Jonathan on new media, one wouldn’t have dignified his outburst against Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo titled “Osinbajo, Are You Still A Pastor” with an answer except of course to put the records straight. Not doing so will give him the leeway to mislead unsuspecting Nigerians who might have forgotten the character of the man in question, who is fast fizzling into oblivion after being dislodged from the corridors of power alongside his boss since 2015. Mr Omokri took his opposition…

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Mirroring Governance with Evidence-Based Reporting

By Abdullahi Bego The DG NGF, ladies and gentlemen, there is no question that our country as a growing democracy is moving at a hectic, albeit exciting political and cultural pace. Advances in knowledge and the resources to organize, disseminate and communicate in real-time have enabled tectonic shifts in citizen democratic participation across the country and have enhanced the capacity of individuals and communities to question power and demand from their leaders a conduct of public affairs in the light of day. The news media are at the front and…

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N-Power: Tit-bits From Afolabi Imoukhede’s Facebook LIVE Chat

Afolabi Imoukhede is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job creation so it is quite understandable that he’ll oversee N-Power, the Buhari administration’s signature job creation and empowerment scheme. Apart from monitoring and evaluating how the programme is faring across States, Mr Imoukhede also took time off his busy schedule to interact with beneficiaries via the N-Power Facebook page,Thursday, 5th October, 2017. Apart from welcoming the N-Power (teach) volunteers – who constitute the majority, back to work after the long school vacation, Mr Imoukhede also highlighted what is…

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Reuben Abati: Letter to Nnamdi Kanu

Dear Nnamdi Kanu, We have never met. I only know you by reputation and I have had cause in the last year to write on your activities within the public arena and offer my own views about you, your persona, and your interventions in the Nigerian debate. I sincerely hope you would get to read this letter wherever you may be, that is assuming you are still alive. Your father’s house was recently invaded by the Nigerian military (surprised you don’t have a house of your own!). We were later told…

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Charly Boy: Letter to President Buhari on IPOB

My president, I bear my heart out in this letter with great respect and humility. Often times I wonder if you read any of my open letters. However, I write this open letter so fellow Nigerians will understand the ache in my heart. I was about 17yrs during the Nigerian civil war. My youth was scandalized, and since then, I have carried a big scar in my heart. All I saw around me then, was blood, death, and hunger. That war, which could have been avoided was a collateral damage…

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Reforming PENCOM Through Smart Leadership

By Lanre Ogundimu The drive to sanitize Nigeria’s pension sector will appear to be an unending venture. In fact, it was the crisis that engulfed the sector, largely characterized by sharp practices and massive embezzlement by officials that gave birth to the National Pension Commission (PenCom) through the Pension Reform Act (PRA) 2014. The main objective was to ensure effective administration of the Nigerian Pension Industry. The commission is empowered by the PRA 2014 to superintend on all pension matters in Nigeria including supervision and regulation of the Contributory Pension…

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The Presidential Goof – Seyi Law Shares Opinion On #PresidentialBroadcast

Comedian Seyi Law aired his views on the speech given by President Muhammadu Buhari after his over 100 days away on a medical vacation. Seyi Law, on his Instagram account, shared excerpts of the speech, with a long caption titled “The Presidential Goof.” He wrote: THE PRESIDENTIAL GOOF. I am one of those who waited for the President’s speech and if I say I am not disappointed at some part of his speech will be an act of hypocrisy. It goes without saying that the first quote up there by the President is a reference to…

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