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Four weeks after, NYSC keeps mum on Kemi Adeosun’s certificate scandal

Four weeks after, NYSC keeps mum on Kemi Adeosun’s certificate scandal

Four weeks after the management of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) promised to investigate a certificate scandal involving the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, the Corps has continued to ignore Nigerians. On June 7,  PREMIUM TIMES reported that the minister did not participate in the mandatory one year national service despite her eligibility for it, but went on

DG warns corps members against unnecessary journeys

Director-General of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Johnson Bamidele, has warned corps members across Nigeria to desist from unnecessary and all unauthorised journeys Bamidele gave the warning when he addressed 2015 Batch B, stream 2 corps members at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Wamakko on Friday. The corps members are undergoing three-week orientation.

NYSC to begin issuance of certificates embossed with corps members’ pictures

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) said on Tuesday it would begin to issue certificates of national service with the passport photographs of corps members as a feature from October 15. The Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, said this in Abuja at the unveiling of the newly improved certificate of national service. Olawumi, who

NYSC posting: D-G urges individuals, institutions to stop seeking favours

Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Monday called on private, public institutions and individuals to stop sending requests for concessional posting of prospective corps members. The director-general said the scheme would no longer entertain or grant such requests as the online registration platform introduced by it had been designed to address

Permanent Secretary seeks support for NYSC Foundation

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth Development, Mrs. Rabi Shuaibu Jimeta mni, has charged charitable individuals, corporate bodies and philanthropic organizations in the country to emulate the noble deeds of the National Youth Corps Foundation in assisting the NYSC achieve its mandate of promoting national unity and cultural integration in the country. Mrs. Rabi

NYSC deploys biometric technology for conduct of check on corps members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has developed a biometric data capturing technology that will help in the nationwide conduct of weekly and monthly check on corps members. The Director-General of the corps, Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, said this during the inauguration and practical demonstration of the programme at the Kuje Area Council, Abuja. “It is

Fake corps member jailed in Jos

A Jos Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Abubakar Mohammed, to one month imprisonment for impersonating as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The Magistrate, Mr Tijanni Zololo handed down the sentence after Mohammed pleaded guilty to the crime and begged the court for leniency. Zololo, however, gave the

Buhari to drive national unity through NYSC

Necessary actions will be taken to maintain and improve the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme as a functional vehicle for the promotion of national unity and integration, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged. He gave the assurance after receiving a briefing from officials of the Federal Ministry of Youth Development led by the Permanent Secretary,

NYSC to deploy first class graduates to universities -DG

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, on Wednesday said graduates with first class degrees would, henceforth, be deployed to teach in universities and other tertiary institutions. Olawumi said this in Kaduna at a two-day pre-mobilisation workshop for the 2015 Batch ”B” NYSC programme. He said the new posting policy was to

NYSC at 42: A tall vision of youth organisation

The socio-political and economic history of Nigeria during the immediate post-independent period ushered in an era of hatred, ethnic loyalties, sectionalism, rancour, mutual group suspicion, distrust, bickering, selfishness, instability, corruption and bloodshed.  All these snow-balled into the traumatic events of the thirty (30) months bloody civil war which led the country to a point of

NYSC DG sleeps in Taraba camp urges patriotism from corps members

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi yesterday slept in the Taraba State orientation camp in Jalingo, joined Corps members in an early morning physical exercise and later reviewed a colourful parade. While addressing the 2015 Batch ‘A’ Corps members he urged them to strive towards building on the

Akwa Ibom REC confirms arrest of retired General, 10 corps members

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Austin Okojie, Saturday evening confirmed the arrest of 10 National Youth Scorps members, a serving soldier and a retired General, for attempting to rig elections. The arrests were reportedly made in the home of the retired General and former NYSC Director, Gen. Edet Akpan, by men