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One Dead As Protesting Jangebe Youths Clash With Security Operatives
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One Dead As Protesting Jangebe Youths Clash With Security Operatives

One person has been killed in a clash between security operatives and some youths in Jangebe, Zamfara state. The youths were said to have staged a protest when Zamfara government officials came to the town to reunite the abducted schoolgirls with their parents. Suspected bandits had attacked the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe on February 26 and kidnapped 279 schoolgirls. The girls were later released after a few days in captivity. Residents who spoke with TheCable said the youths expressed their anger with the government and protested kidnappings and killings in the state. Violence broke out when the youths were prevented from getting through to the government officials. “The youths were very angry and wanted to show these to the officials so they can info...
Over 100 youths renounce cultism in Cross River community
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Over 100 youths renounce cultism in Cross River community

Over 100 cultists have renounced their membership of various confraternities in Orimekpang community in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State.   The repentant youths said they were tired of living in bondage and that there is no gain in cultism.     The renunciation programme which began on Saturday, February 20, 2021, was held at a church premises and was hosted by Rev Fr Emmanuel Ukwa in the presence of Pastor John Ewa, Chairman of Boki Local Government Area; Pius Kejuo Osang, Councillor of Abo Ward; the Clan Head of Orimekpang and his Chiefs; Youths and Women Leaders, among others.   Speaking at the denunciation event, Pastor Ewa emphasised on the need for peace and unity which according to him is paramount to the development of eve...
You Lied, Yewa Indigenes Fled To Benin Republic – Youths To Ogun Govt
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You Lied, Yewa Indigenes Fled To Benin Republic – Youths To Ogun Govt

The Yewa North Patriotic Forum (YNPF) has called out the Ogun State Peace Keeping Committee on Farmers/Herders Conflict for saying the state has no refugees in Benin Republic. MCI reported earlier that the chairman of the committee, Hon. Kayode Oladele, had denied that some indigenes of the troubled Yewa North and Imeko-Afon had turned refugees in Benin Republic. Oladele said those who fled Yewa for Benin Republic were Eguns and Hohoris, saying they only returned to their home country during the conflict. But, in a swift reaction, the Yewa North Patriotic Forum condemned the committee chairman for being economical with the truth. The group emphasised that many farmers in Yewa North had fled their homes for Benin Republic, while also shunning the palliative of noodles and ri...
Youths Barricade NGF Secretariat, Demand Attention On Healthcare Facility
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Youths Barricade NGF Secretariat, Demand Attention On Healthcare Facility

YOUTHS under the auspices of Nigerian Youth Union (NYU), and other coalitions, on Thursday, barricaded Headquarters of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, in Abuja, disrupted activities and stopped staff from accessing their office demanded NGF to give attention to Primary Healthcare facilities across the country. The Youths who carried and displaced various placards led by President of NYU, Chinonso Obasi, said they are grieved following expiration of ultimatum issued to the Governors to ensure they give quality attention to improve the PHCs across the country to add value to the lives of Nigerians. Obasi also explained that essence of the peaceful protest is to make the NGF to rise up and do the needful which is the right of the electorates and for them need to leverage on the COVID...
NDDC To Train Unemployed Youths At Innoson Motors
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NDDC To Train Unemployed Youths At Innoson Motors

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says all is now set for the training of indigent Niger Delta youths on technical skills at Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company. This is contained in a statement issued by the commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Ibitoye Abosede, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Port Harcourt. Abosede quoted the NDDC’s Interim Administrator, Efiong Akwa, as stating this after inspecting facilities at Innoson’s factory in Nnewi, Anambra. Akwa, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Youths, Mr Udengs Eradiri, said that the training would commence at Innoson Kiara Academy, a technical and vocational institution, affiliated to Innoson. ”The youth will be trained in fabrication, assembly, painting and corrosion control, am...
In this Struggle for a Better Nigeria We do not Need cowards – Yul Edochie tells Nigerian Youths
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In this Struggle for a Better Nigeria We do not Need cowards – Yul Edochie tells Nigerian Youths

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has urged youths in the country to join the struggle for a better Nigeria. Recounting how Yakubu Gowon became Head of State at the age of 31 and how Odumegwu Ojukwu led the Biafra side during the civil war at the age of 33, Yul Edochie stated that Nigerian youths don't need to be cowards in the struggle for a better Nigeria. He tweeted; Gowon was 31 when he became Head of State. Ojukwu led the war at 33. Youths, wake up. Don't sit at home & tell me it won't work. It makes you a coward. And in this struggle for a better Nigeria we do not need cowards. Join us, support the movement & together we'll make it work.
Man Beaten Mercilessly by Angry Youths in Abia community after he was Allegedly Caught Selling a Deadly Poison in the Market
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Man Beaten Mercilessly by Angry Youths in Abia community after he was Allegedly Caught Selling a Deadly Poison in the Market

Angry youths of Igbere community in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday morning, February 18, beat up a man who was allegedly caught selling a deadly poison popularly known as “Otu-Ere” It was gathered that after he was beaten, the youths burnt his bicycle and other medicines he was selling and sent him out of the community with a warning to never return. An eyewitness who shared photos of the man on Facebook, wrote: "This man was caught selling poison (Ótu-ere) N20 in IGBERE market this Morning. The angry Igbere youths after beating him mercilessly, burned his bicycle & other medicine he was selling, sent him out of IGBERE & asked him never to come back or be killed if he ever steps foot in IGBERE land. It was gathered that the man is from Alayi on...
Lekki Concession Company Speaks On Bank Debts, Ownership, Fate Of Over 500 Staff
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Lekki Concession Company Speaks On Bank Debts, Ownership, Fate Of Over 500 Staff

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has again appealed for the understanding of aggrieved youths who are bent on preventing the Company from commencing the evaluation of the extent of the damage done to its assets on the night of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, citing the subsisting bank debts and the fate of its over 500 workers as compelling reasons the process ought to begin now. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Monday, Managing Director of the LCC, Yomi Omomuwasan expressed regret that some people were using fake news to misinform Nigerians about the company's ownership and whip up public sentiment against its return to business. Omomuwasan said while LCC empathises with Nigerians who suffered one loss or the other during the #EndSARS protest, continuing to punish LCC who...
#EndSARS protesters want to join police – IGP Adamu Mohammed
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#EndSARS protesters want to join police – IGP Adamu Mohammed

The Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has said that some of the youths who participated in the #EndSARS protest want to join the Nigeria Police Force.   Speaking on a Channels Television’s programme on Monday January 25, the police chief said some of these youths want to join the force on the premise of "the service the police provide is a service of God."   Adamu said;    “The youths who participated in the #EndSARS and the rest of them, many of them want to join the police. “Many of them will come and say, ‘Please, we want to join the police,’ because the service the police provide is a service of God.”   On hospitals requesting police report before they attend to victims of gunshot wounds, the police chief told medical officers to sav...
Don’t Rely On Government To Defend Your Territories – Nnamdi Kanu To Yoruba Youths
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Don’t Rely On Government To Defend Your Territories – Nnamdi Kanu To Yoruba Youths

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has told Yoruba youths that the security of their lives and property, including those of their parents is their responsibility. He advised them not to rely on their governors because, like the South East and South-South governors, they will not protect them. In a statement by the group's Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, Kanu reminded the Yoruba youths that southwest governors did nothing when herdsmen kidnapped and killed a Yoruba leader, Pa Fasoranti's daughter on Yoruba soil. He noted that the southwest governors, particularly the Ondo State governor, cannot sustain any stand against killer herdsmen activities, suspected to be Fulanis because they belong almost to a political party. Kanu u...
Youths Have Driven Me, My Wife, Children Out Of Our Home – Seriki Fulani, Saliu Abdulkadir
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Youths Have Driven Me, My Wife, Children Out Of Our Home – Seriki Fulani, Saliu Abdulkadir

The settlement of the Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, was allegedly set on fire by aggrieved youths on Friday night. Abdulkadir told SaharaReporters in Ibadan that he, his wives and children were sent out of the settlement, adding that 11 vehicles and houses were burnt in the process. He told SaharaReporters that despite assurance by the police and the people of the state, his house was burnt in the presence of security agents. He said, "As we speak, we are in the bush. Our cars, numbering about 11, have been burnt. Some of my children sustained injuries and we are looking for a way to get them to hospital. My children have left their houses for the bush. We need the government to help us. Police, Operation Burst and other security agencies were there when...
Osinbajo Hailed On Promotion Of Tech Opportunities For Youths
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Osinbajo Hailed On Promotion Of Tech Opportunities For Youths

Nigerians have commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his contributions to the promotion of tech opportunities for the Nigerian youth. The global technology giants – Google Inc., HUAWEI, and top social networking companies, Facebook, Microsoft Corporation, had disclosed plans to partner with the Federal Government for the benefit of the Nigerian people, especially young people. Vice President Osinbajo, who embraced the initiative had noted in a virtual meeting with Microsoft Corporation team led by its President, Brad Smith that the company’s interest in supporting the efforts of the Federal Government is a welcome development and could be leveraged to address issues affecting the youths especially in engaging them productively. Earlier before their latest meeting, VP Osinbajo,...
Amotekun Kills 3 Youths In Oyo Over Carnival
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Amotekun Kills 3 Youths In Oyo Over Carnival

THREE persons were feared dead during a bloody clash between youths and Amotekun operatives at Tapa in Oyo State when the latter attempted to stop the youths in organising carnival which has been banned in the state. According to information gathered, some officers of the security outfit tried to disperse the youths which resulted in stiff resistance by the youths. The source said, “In the course of trying to stop the carnival, there was an argument between the boys and the Amotekun men which made the boys throw stones at them.” “Along the line, the Amotekun officers started shooting directly at them and now, at least three people have been confirmed dead while many people were injured.” “Bullets were being removed from some people who did not partake in the carnival at all...
2023: We Will Bring Prominent Leaders, Youths Into PDP – Saraki
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2023: We Will Bring Prominent Leaders, Youths Into PDP – Saraki

As political parties begin skeletal preparations for the 2023 general elections, immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has promised to woo political stakeholders, youths, businessmen among others to the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in its push for a return to power at the centre. Saraki, who made the pledge, Wednesday, at the inauguration of the PDP National Reconciliation and Strategic Committee which he chairs, noted that with unity, the party would succeed in returning to power and give Nigerians the democracy dividends they have been yearning for in the past five and a half years. Decrying what he called the “lack of unity of purpose,” in the nation’s political leadership, the former Kwara state governor, counselled the PDP to go the whole ...
FG Engages 17,000 Youths In Rabbit Farming
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FG Engages 17,000 Youths In Rabbit Farming

'The Federal Government on Wednesday announced the commencement of its programme on rabbit farming that would engage 17,000 youths across the country. It made the announcement through its National Agricultural Land Development Authority, noting that the programme had already commenced in some states, as it would engage more participants in the southern part of Nigeria. The Executive Secretary, NALDA, Paul Ikonne, told journalists in Abuja that the agency would provide the rabbits, cage, vaccine and training for participants free of charge. He said the first set of beneficiaries would be required to bring back the kitten from the rabbits they train so as to be used in the empowerment of other youths. Ikonne said, “The President had inaugurated the national young farmers’ scheme,...
EndSARS: Engage Youths To Avoid Protests – Buhari Tells Women
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EndSARS: Engage Youths To Avoid Protests – Buhari Tells Women

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigerian women are stabilizers of peace in all parts of the country. He made the declaration yesterday when he hosted the representatives of women at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Nigerian leader therefore urged women to engage the youths in the aftermath of the EndSARS protests, on the need for dialogue, to avoid a repeat of such protests. He said: “Your visit here today comes in the wake of growing youth restiveness which engulfed parts of the country in the last few weeks. As mothers of Nigeria, you play a critical role in bringing about lasting peace. “I urge you to engage with our children and youth on the need for dialogue that will yield better understanding going forward. Our youth remain our most treasured asset and i...
Governor Ganduje’s Aide Distributes Donkeys To Empower Youths In Kano
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Governor Ganduje’s Aide Distributes Donkeys To Empower Youths In Kano

The distribution took place at the premises of the state’s Ministry of Youth and Sports on Thursday. Murtala Gwarmai, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Youth Development, has distributed donkeys and other items to empower young people in the state. The distribution took place at the premises of the state’s Ministry of Youth and Sports on Thursday. Gwarmai also distributed motorcycles, bicycles, cash prizes worth N100,000, building blocks and roofing sheets among others. The governor’s aide said the decision to include the donkey in the list of items distributed followed the request made by one of the beneficiaries, who uses it to transport sand, gravel and blocks, adding that the empowerment will go a long way in assisting his busi...
Bear With Us, If We Have Not Done Enough – Buhari Appeals To Nigerians
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Bear With Us, If We Have Not Done Enough – Buhari Appeals To Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday appealed to Nigerians yet to feel the impacts of his Administration and those who feel the government is not doing enough to bear with the government. The President made the appeal in Ilorin at a town hall meeting with the traditional rulers, youths, students, organised labour, market women and other stakeholders on the #EndSARS protest and its aftermath. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN recalled the President had directed all his cabinet ministers to go to their respective states and interact with the people over the protest and what the government had done. The Kwara state meeting hosted in Ilorin by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was attended by the state Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman. Speaker of the sta...
Governor Udom Emmanuel Reinstates 403 Sacked Workers In Akwa Ibom
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Governor Udom Emmanuel Reinstates 403 Sacked Workers In Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has reinstated 403 workers earlier sacked following government investigation into an illegal recruitment scandal which rocked the State Local Government Service Commission in 2019. The reinstatement forms part of efforts by government to tackle unemployment among youths in the state. This was made known by the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Local Government Service Commission, Honourable Monday Eyo,in a media chat with our newsmen in Uyo, yesterday. According to Eyo, the 403 workers who are mostly health workers have been reinstated to increase manpower in the State's health sector, fill vacancies left behind via retirements and to boost overall employment of Akwa Ibom youths. "I wish to inform you that these category of workers have bee...
President Buhari Tells Youths To End Street Protests, Dialogue With Government
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President Buhari Tells Youths To End Street Protests, Dialogue With Government

PRESIDENT BUHARI TO NIGERIAN YOUTHS: END STREET PROTESTS, DIALOGUE WITH GOVERNMENT ON POLICE REFORMS President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Abuja appealed to Nigerian youths to end street protests and participate in meaningful discussions with government aimed at comprehensive reforms to end all forms of police brutality against Nigerians. The President spoke in his message to the maiden National Youth Day celebration, observed on November 1, coinciding with the African Youth Day celebration. Against the backdrop of the recent protests against police brutality in the country, leading to the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), President Buhari, who was represented by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, told the gathering that the pleas of Nigerian youths have been...
EndSARS Protests: South East Leaders To Engage Youths For Sustainable Peace
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EndSARS Protests: South East Leaders To Engage Youths For Sustainable Peace

The leaders of the South East geo-political zone comprising the governors of the zone, national assembly members, ministers, clergy, traditional rulers, Igbo leaders and women leaders, rose from a closed-door meeting at the Government House, Enugu, on Thursday and resolved to engage the youth to ensure a sustainable peace in the zone as well as “a glorious future for our children”. The Igbo leaders sympathized with all the victims’ families of the #EndSARS protests, including the Police and other security agencies “as well as all those who lost their loved ones and properties during the recent disturbances”. Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum (SEGF) and Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, stated that “the state governors...
Governor Makinde’s N15M #EndSARS Gift Tears Oyo Youths Apart
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Governor Makinde’s N15M #EndSARS Gift Tears Oyo Youths Apart

Over the past three weeks, youths from every nook and cranny of the country had formed a formidable force like never before to demand the scrapping of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police Force. They also want an end to police brutality The fight by the Nigerian youths has been lauded and largely successful for various reasons prominent among which is unity. However, in Oyo State, the unity among the youths fronting the protest has been broken by a million Naira given them for refreshment by Governor Seyi Makinde Yesterday, some representatives of youths in the state attended a meeting with Makinde where they deliberated on issues. There were 15 groups at the meeting, with each going with N1 million each. Only last week, the opposition had accused Makind...
Don’t Attack Oil Facilities – Omo-Agege Begs Niger Delta Youths
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Don’t Attack Oil Facilities – Omo-Agege Begs Niger Delta Youths

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has appealed to members of the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers to halt their planned attacks on oil facilities in the region. He said going ahead with their threat would create economic setback for the country and cause additional environmental degradation in the area. Omo-Agege’s appeal, according to a statement by his media office on Wednesday, came on the heels of recent threats by a coalition of nine militant groups in the Niger-Delta region. The coalition had expressed its preparedness to resume hostilities by attacking oil and gas facilities if the Federal Government did not meet the demands of #EndSARS protesters across the country. The militant groups under the aegis of the RNDA, had after an emergency meeting in Del...
EndSARS protesters Call Off Protests In Osun, Appreciate Youths’ Consciousness
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EndSARS protesters Call Off Protests In Osun, Appreciate Youths’ Consciousness

The EndSARS protesters in Osun State have on Monday announced that they have suspended the demonstration across the state. The protesting youths under the aegis of EndSARS protest Movement made the announcement while addressing journalists at the Corresponts’ Chapel, Osogbo, on Monday evening. Flanked by other EndSARS Protesters, One of the EndSARS activist, Ayo Oloogun while addressing the journalists said the suspension of the protest was necessary as criminal elements have capitalised on the protests by maiming innocent citizens and destroying properties. Oloogun who appreciated consciousness of youths during the course of agitating the alleged brutalities, extortion and extra-judicial killings by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Response Squad SARS and its disbandment sa...
Youths Elect Representatives On Lagos SARS Panel, See How To Follow Proceedings
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Youths Elect Representatives On Lagos SARS Panel, See How To Follow Proceedings

Babajide Sanwo-Olu @jidesanwoolu Well done to the youths in Lagos for coming together to select Rinu Oduala & Majekodunmi Temitope to join the Lagos Judicial Panel On SARS as part of our commitment to justice and compensation for victims of Police brutality. Proceedings are public, follow @LagosSarsPanel The scope of the panel has been expanded to cover the Lekki toll incident. Memoranda can be submitted through the panel's email: judicialpanelonsars@lagosstate.gov.ng and you can call 0901 051 3203 , 0901 051 3204 , 0901 051 3205 for enquiries. For Lagos based businesses who had their stores looted/vandalized, please fill this form by @LSETF http:///LASGMSMERECOVERY .Lets do what we can to support you.
EndSARS: Osinbajo, Six Governors To Engage Youths, CSOs, Others
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EndSARS: Osinbajo, Six Governors To Engage Youths, CSOs, Others

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will be heading a committee that has six state governors as members to engage youths, representatives of Civil Society Organisations, religious and traditional leaders on the fallout of the recent #EndSARS protests. Members of the committee will be engaging the stakeholders on employment, social safety net programmes, and national unity among other key issues of concern. The decision was reached at an emergency meeting of the National Economic Council chaired by Osinbajo on Monday. The council, which is chaired by the sitting Vice President, has also state governors, relevant ministers, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria as members. Members of the committee are six state governors representing the six geopolitical zones of the country. ...
Looting: Youths Are Their Own Problem – Nollywood Actor, Charles Awurum
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Looting: Youths Are Their Own Problem – Nollywood Actor, Charles Awurum

Nollywood actor Charles Awurum says the youths are their own problem following unrest nationwide rising from the #EndSARS protest by the youths. The father of three stated this in a video posted on Sunday on his Instagram page where he addressed the issue of hoodlums looting and destroying businesses. “Na now I sabi say the youths na the problem of the youths, some protest for the betterment of the country while some loot for the bitterment of the country,” Charles said in the video. The comic actor captioned the post saying, “The youths na the problem of the youths. Politicians dey use some dey fight against the majority wey get better intention for the future.” MCI reports following the shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos on October 20, hoodlums have taken to the str...
Senator Florence Ita-Giwa Kneels Down To Beg Youths In Calabar
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Senator Florence Ita-Giwa Kneels Down To Beg Youths In Calabar

Senator Florence Ita Giwa is seen kneeling to beg youths rioting in Calabar. In her words, “I know we have offended you, the generation of today has suffered. The big people have offended you, please forgive us. Forgive the big people. Forgive the politicians” https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGwxJpLpdQ2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Armored Tanks Guard Plateau COVID-19 Palliatives Warehouse As Youths Break In
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Armored Tanks Guard Plateau COVID-19 Palliatives Warehouse As Youths Break In

2 warehouses packed to the brim with relief materials were discovered at the Db Zang road Nitel Office, in Plateau state, in the middle belt region of Nigeria. Youths quickly flung into action breaking the door and began distribution before armed military men in armored tanks were deployed to the location to chase away the crowd and guard the palliative warehouse. As at the time of writing, Trucks were seen coming to convey the CACOVID palliative to another location for safekeeping.  
Obasanjo Speaks On EndSARS Protests, Urges Youths To Stop The Protests
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Obasanjo Speaks On EndSARS Protests, Urges Youths To Stop The Protests

Obasanjo spoke when he visited Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun state, on Monday. He described the #EndSARS protest as the product of an extensive agitation by the Nigerian youth. He said the youths are clamouring for a better life and there are several ways the government can show it understands their plights by making things easier for them. “More than 65 percent of our population is under within the ages of 18 and 30; they are not only struggling to acquire education, they are also aspiring for the best that life can offer them,” Obasanjo said. “Some of them didn’t even get educated, while those who are educated are getting frustrated because of lack of opportunities. We must realize that the lid on the boiling steam would have to be remove...
EndSARS: Resign Now!, Protesting Ondo Youths Slam Buhari
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EndSARS: Resign Now!, Protesting Ondo Youths Slam Buhari

He added that the youths are tired of the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari due to the various economic challenges being faced by the people. As the #EndSARS protest entered its fourth day in Ondo State, concerned youths in the state have vowed to continue with their agitations on the streets to seek an end to bad governance in the country. The youths have been demonstrating in major towns of the state, calling for an end to brutality, extortion, and killings by the police. The protest brought traffic to a halt on major roads on Monday as the youth condemned the cost of foods and other consumable items in the country. They lamented that the country is currently in the hands of bad leaders who do not care about the welfare of the citizens. Omolulo Ibida...
#ENDSARS: It’s Your Right To Protest, Buhari Tells Youths
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#ENDSARS: It’s Your Right To Protest, Buhari Tells Youths

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders. The President also said that the young generation should be allowed to exercise their fundamental rights, but advised that they should not allow their genuine concerns to be hijacked by hoodlums. This was disclosed by the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, after meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Mr. Dare said President Buhari appealed to #EndSARS protesters to give the federal government time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work. He said that he briefed the President on the protest against police b...
Olowu Of Owu Kuta Warns Youths Not To Allow Politicians Hijack ENDSARS Protest
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Olowu Of Owu Kuta Warns Youths Not To Allow Politicians Hijack ENDSARS Protest

A prominent monarch in Osun State, the Olowu of Owu Kuta, H.R.M Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama has advised protesting ENDSARS youths not to allow politicians hijack the protest from them. Oba Oyelude said this in a video message released from the palace received by MCI “Don’t allow some unpatriotic politicians to catch in on what you are doing legitimately, and bring the nation to ridicule. “All your demands have been met. We congratulate you and we congratulate ourselves. You make us proud, history will not forget you,” said Oba Oyelude. The king condemned a recent call by some northeastern leaders demanding that members of the disbanded Specal Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) be dispatched to the north to help them fight the insurgency. “Take for instance some faceless grou...
#EndSARS: Shock As DPO Brings Out Pistol To Shoot Protesters In Owerri, Imo State
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#EndSARS: Shock As DPO Brings Out Pistol To Shoot Protesters In Owerri, Imo State

Today, October 8, there has been a nation wide protest, as youths from different states stage protests against police brutality and SARS. While Lagos, Edo and Abuja Sars protest are said be peaceful so far, Nigerian police in Owerri Imo State has turned Imo State SARs protest to violence. A viral video has shown moment a DPO of Orji Police Station, Obinna Obi, punched a peaceful protester. The youths asked the policeman why he punched the young protester, the DPO brought out his pistol to shoot all of them . The sad video has been making ground on social media, as Nigerians calls for the immediate arrest of the police man. Happening now at the #EndSARSProtest in Owerri, Imo State. There's police brutality happening even during the peaceful protest. Kindly RT#CoalCi...
“You Don’t Have The Right To Protest Against High Electricity Tarriff” – Police Tell Youths (Video)
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“You Don’t Have The Right To Protest Against High Electricity Tarriff” – Police Tell Youths (Video)

Some Nigerian youths who took to the streets of Abuja to protest against the increased electricity tarriff, were spotted in a viral video being assaulted by some policemen. One of the protesters, @AyowoleSanyaolu who noted that the protest at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) office in Abuja was a peaceful one, said they were stopped by the policemen who assaulted them, telling them that they don't have the right to protest. He tweeted: "While we protest peacefully at @NERCNG , Abuja, against the thoughtless increment in electricity tariff, @PoliceNG descended on us fiercely. A number of us were mercilessly beaten and others were dragged like common criminals. But in all, we stood our ground. Tyranny will not win!" https://twitter.com/AyowoleSanyaolu/status/...
Niger Delta Youths Condemn And Reject Amended Act – CAMA
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Niger Delta Youths Condemn And Reject Amended Act – CAMA

Youths under the auspices of Niger Delta Youth Congress, NDYC, Monday, condemned and rejected the recently signed Company and Allied Matter Act, CAMA 2020 into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, repealing the CAMA Act 1990. This was contained in a statement signed by the National Coordinator, NDYC, Comrade Israel Uwejeyan, describing it as anti-Christian. The statement also demanded Buhari to have a rethink to suspend the CAMA law he assented if Churches are not exempted, and pointed that government should not dabble into affairs of the church in order not to go against divine authority. It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari on August 7, 2020, assented to the CAMA 2020, which repeals and replaces the CAMA, 1990. The controversial section 839 (1) and (2) provides...
“Squeeze Them Out”: Obasanjo Advises Youths To Wrest Power From Older Generation
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“Squeeze Them Out”: Obasanjo Advises Youths To Wrest Power From Older Generation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned African youths to note that leadership position would not come their way until they “squeeze older generation out of office”. Obasanjo also advised the youths to demand that affirmative action is encapsulated in the constitution of political parties, as part of strategies to ease out old generation of leaders. He spoke on Wednesday while delivering a keynote address at a virtual interactive session with youths to mark this year’s International Youth Day. The programme was organised by the Youth Development Centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Oke – Mosan, Abeokuta. Participants of the meeting cut across Nigeria, Mali, United States, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. He noted that unless the leade...
It’s A Big Shame When I See Youths Popularizing Fraud – Samflef
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It’s A Big Shame When I See Youths Popularizing Fraud – Samflef

Nigerian music producer and singer, Samklef, has shared a few words about people choosing to be fraudsters over working for legitimate money. The singer took to Twitter to share that it pains him each time he sees young people who are into yahoo yahoo and other fraudulent activities. He went further to advice people to change their mindsets and make a positive decision.Bi Sharing on Twitter, he wrote in part: “Would u like your child to be fraudster ? The game is to change ur course not to see it as a job…” See His Post Here:  
Angry Youth Set RCCG Church Ablaze In Benin over The Murder Of Uniben Student
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Angry Youth Set RCCG Church Ablaze In Benin over The Murder Of Uniben Student

A branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Miracle Sanctuary Mega Parish, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City was set ablaze Sunday morning over reports that a University of Benin student was murdered inside the worship centre. It was gathered that the church was burnt down when residents learnt that a 100-level microbiology student of the university was raped and killed by unknown gunmen in the church. The lady, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, aged 22, before her death, was fond of reading daily and alone, inside the church hall. We learnt that the men forced their way into the church, where they raped and struck Uwaila in the head with a fire extinguisher on the night of Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Our correspondent learnt that the church security guard, who h...
Ben Bruce, Zlantan, Omojuwa, others on Ogoloma’s New Generation Africa platform
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Ben Bruce, Zlantan, Omojuwa, others on Ogoloma’s New Generation Africa platform

New Generation Africa is a new youth friendly media platform that is dedicated to youth-oriented conversations and activities. The platform is an offshoot of Interface Africa founded by Daniel Ogoloma, a Nigerian-British youth advocate, community leader and political activist based in London. At inception of New Generation Africa, Ogoloma made it clear that the mission behind the creation of this multifaceted platform is to provide a veritable medium for exceptional and successful youths to express themselves and also inspire their army of followers and fans towards achieving greatness in their chosen fields. He emphasised that New Generation Africa is out to change the negative narratives about young people, change the false perceptions and bring to the fore the impactful contributi...
COVID-19: 200 almajiri youths arrested in Kwara
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COVID-19: 200 almajiri youths arrested in Kwara

Operatives of the Kwara State Police Command, Saturday, intercepted about 200 almajiri youths at Kanbi- Oloru axis of Bode-Saadu-Okoolowo express way in the Moro Local Government Area of the state. Acting on a tipoff, the police intercepted a lorry with registration number Kaduna MKA 54 XL, driven by one Shehu Hashiru of Manigi in Niger State said to be coming from Funtua in Katsina State. A statement in Ilorin by the spokesman of the command, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun instructed that “the lorry and the 200 almajiri youths be escorted by fully armed policemen to the border of Niger and Kwara States from where they claimed to have come.” The command also solicited the cooperation of residents of border communities in the state to...
Reactions As Yul Edochie Says Leaders Want To Hand Over Power But They Do Not See Competent Youths
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Reactions As Yul Edochie Says Leaders Want To Hand Over Power But They Do Not See Competent Youths

Yul Edochie took to Twitter to claim that the “old” people leading Nigeria are eager to hand over power but they do not see competent youths to hand over to. He tweeted: “Contrary to what you think, the old guys in power are constantly looking for youths to hand over to. “But what they see is youths insulting each other on social media, who can’t stand together & fight for anything, youths who’ll sell their souls for money. “They hardly see Leaders.” Twitter users didn’t agree with him and they made this known in their replies to him. One Twitter user replied: ” You lost in the primary you contested to is it not? if what you say is true then you or someone your age should be at govt house in Amawbia right now your own story tells another tale different from what you ...
Ayade Approves N30,000 Monthly Salary For 8,000 Youths
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Ayade Approves N30,000 Monthly Salary For 8,000 Youths

The Governor of Cross River State ,Prof. Ben Ayade, has distributed stimulus package to vulnerable persons and citizens in the 18 local government areas of the state . Distributing the items on Wednesday at CROSPIL in Calabar, Ayade said he had already approved N 30, 000 as monthly stipend for beneficiaries of the automatic employment given to 8, 000 youths between the ages of 18 and 35 starting from Tuesday next week. He said , “ Distributing food is not the real palliatives , the real palliative is in giving people jobs. Palliative which is temporal is for poor and vulnerable people who cannot fend for themselves . “ We are starting the real palliative on Tuesday . Whether you are a gardener or cleaner ; whatever you can do , we will give you a job but we can only pay you N 30...
COVID-19: Muslim Youths Burn Police Station In Katsina For Stopping Their Prayer
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COVID-19: Muslim Youths Burn Police Station In Katsina For Stopping Their Prayer

Protesting youths in Kusada town in Katsina State have burnt down a Police station as well as seven cars, two motorcycles and a generator all parked in front of the station. Investigation by The Nation revealed that the youths were protesting that Police prevented them from observing their prayers on Friday in compliance with the the state government directive on checking the spread of COVID-19. A dusk- to -dawn curfew has been imposed on the town while arrests have been made by the Police.
El-rufai Wants To Be Vice President – Arewa Youths
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El-rufai Wants To Be Vice President – Arewa Youths

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, President-General, Yerima Shettima on Tuesday insisted that Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State was working towards becoming the Vice President in 2023. Shettima, who spoke exclusively with DAILY POST, made the remark while condemning the governor for saying the Southern part of Nigeria should be allowed to produce the country’s next president. El-Rufai had said the North had no justification to hold onto power at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure in 2023. The governor had stressed that the South should be allowed to produce the country’s next president in the interest of justice, equity and fairness. However, Shettima stressed that the governor was only pursuing his selfish interest. He maintained that E...
Angry Youths Burn Down Mansion Of Kidnap Kingpin, Okechukwu Uche In Imo
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Angry Youths Burn Down Mansion Of Kidnap Kingpin, Okechukwu Uche In Imo

NO fewer than three houses belonging to a suspected leader of a kidnap gang, Okechukwu Uche, in Owaelu, Uratta in the Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State have been demolished. Uche, who is currently in jail at the Owerri Correctional Centre, was said to have masterminded the kidnap of the wife of the traditional ruler of the community, Ugoeze Comfort Okoro. The 76-year-old woman was murdered in the kidnapper’s den after her family had allegedly paid ransom for her release. Her corpse was later found on a village road in Akabor community in Oguta council area of the state. Angered by the death of the septuagenarian, people suspected to be members of the community and backed by the police, demolished the three mansions belonging to the suspected kidnap kingpin. T...