NYSC, ITF move to strengthen partnership

The National Youth Service Corps and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) have agreed to set up a technical committee to reinvigorate their  partnership on the empowerment of Corps members for self-employment. This decision came when the NYSC Director-General Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim paid a courtesy visit to his counterpart of the ITF,  Sir Joseph Ari in Jos, Plateau State.   Ibrahim spoke of the achievements made so far by NYSC through its Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED). He disclosed that one million four hundred thousand Corps members had so…

FOMWAN marks World Hijab Day 

The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), joined the rest of the world in over 140 countries to mark the World Hijab Day today the 1st of February, 2020 under the theme “Unity in Diversity.”. The essence was to make even the Non-Muslim women to experience the Hijab. Indeed, it is expected to promote understanding, solidarity and acceptance among Muslim and Non-Muslim women globally. FOMWAN used the occasion to reflect on the situation of Muslim women and girls in Nigeria within the context of the theme of the World…

Gunmen kill doctor’s wife abducted in Kaduna, ‘demand N20m’ for release of her children

The wife of Philip Ataga, a Kaduna-based medical doctor, has been killed after seven days in captivity. Her captors were said to have killed her after her family failed to meet their demand of a N150 million ransom for the deceased and two of her children who were also abducted. The victims were kidnapped when gunmen broke into their residence at Juji near Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna on January 24. A local guard was killed during the incident which was trailed by mass protest on January…

Lessons From the Civil War, By Yemi Osinbajo

We stand in the shadow of one of the darkest chapters of our nation’s history, surrounded by the artefacts and monuments to a terrible conflict. This is neither the time nor the place for rehashing the polemics of justification and recrimination, and claims and counterclaims about the remote and immediate causes of the war. Many scholarly publications, histories, biographies, and brilliant works of fiction have been devoted to these issues and rightly so. Yet, a nation must always examine itself and reflect on its journey. In a democratic society, this…

The Almajiri Crisis In Northern Nigeria: A Cry For Our Children, By Nigerian Mothers

We cannot hold our heads up while any of our children are being so debased. We as concerned mothers rally, and in the spirit of the courageous women of Nigeria: of Aba and Abeokuta; of Nana Asma’u of Sokoto, daughter of Usman Dan Fodio, renowned scholar, teacher, poet, diplomat and advisor of rulers, with sorrowful defiance, figuratively bare our breasts in protest at this collective shame! Where is our shame? Where is our collective responsibility? Allah Ya Isa! In the last month, social media has been awash with multiple scenes, most…

Rising Insecurity: My Surprise At the President’s Surprise, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Following the president’s remarks that he is surprised at the growing insecurity in the country, what Nigerians are asking is: What have the security agencies been telling him? Are they telling him the reality that all ordinary Nigerians know that no part of this country is safe today and the situation is worsening? This is a critical week for Nigerians, as we all ask who the captain on the ship that is directing the struggle against the rising insecurity affecting our lives is. On Tuesday, while addressing a delegation from…