Poultry Farmer Emerges Winner Of The Princewills Trust Help The Hard Worker

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A poultry farmer, Tekena Ovuru, has emerged winner of the monthly Princewill Trust Help the Hard Worker competition. The monthly competition is put together by the hard working team of the Princewills Trust. A Rivers State based poultry farmer, Tekena Ovuru emerged the winner of the September, 2021 edition, beating both Collins Moore and Kingsley Peterside to win the N100,000 cash prize. A statement from Princewills Trust quoted Prince Tonye Princewill, who presented the cash award on behalf of his Trust, as saying the aim of the Trust…

Reports Says 31.7% Of Nigeria Youths Lack Access To Bank Loans For Businesses

ABUJA/Nigeria: The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says that 31.7 per cent of youths in Nigeria lack access to bank loans to finance their businesses due to high interest rates. The bureau said this in its National Youth Survey for 2020, obtained from its website in Abuja on Monday. According to it, the report is a collaborative effort between the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the NBS. It also said that stringent bank polices, government policies and other measures adopted by banking institutions make it difficult for…

Group To Train 300 Enugu Youths On Entrepreneurship

ENUGU/Nigeria: At least 300 youths in Enugu are to benefit from an entrepreneurship and modern innovative business skills training, the convener, Miss Faith-Victor Onyekwere, has said. Onyekwere made this known in Enugu on Saturday. She said the training was being organised under the auspices of The Entrepreneurship Dinner Conference (TED). She said that TED had concluded arrangements for the three months holistic training, which is meant to enable the participants to compete in the global and digitised world. She expressed concern that youth unemployment rate had doubled across the globe,…

Students Tasked On Entrepreneurship

ABRAKA/Nigeria: The Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga, has urged students in tertiary institutions in the state to leverage on the entrepreneurship platform provided by the state government to develop, create and carve a niche for themselves. The commissioner gave the charge at the Delta State University in Abraka and the University of Delta, Agbor to round off the Tertiary Institution Entrepreneurship Programme (TEP) tour. Comrade Egwunyenga informed the students that the state governor was interested in their affairs and had mandated that the training be done in the…

Delta To Partner MAN On Entrepreneurship Development

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 expressed readiness to partner Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in developing youths in the state with skills and entrepreneurship development. The Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, stated the government’s intention when he received on courtesy visit, the executive members of Edo/Delta Chapter of the Association at Government House, Asaba. He commended the group for its contributions to the economic development of the state, and assured that the state government would partner MAN to train youths in the state on relevant skills. “There…

Entrepreneur Advises Youth Corps Members To Acquire Entrepreneurial Skills

MARKUDI/Nigeria: An entrepreneur, Mr Emmanuel Aondoakaa on Monday advised youth Corps members to strive to acquire entrepreneurial skills in order to be self-reliant instead of waiting for white-collar jobs. Aondoakaa, the Chief Executive Officer of Own Your Enterprise Campaign (OYEC), gave the advice when he delivered a lecture held for 2021 batch ‘B’ stream 2 corps members posted to Wanune in Tarka Local Government Area of Benue. According to him, there are no jobs in Nigeria to fall back to after the service year, as business is the key to…

150 Widows, Orphans Trained On Business Innovation in FCT

By Rafiu Washeed ABUAJA/Nigeria: a total of 150 persons, which included widows and orphans had been trained on business innovation in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT by Access Bank Plc in collaboration with Xploit Consulting Limited. The training held today,  Saturday September 11, 2021. The Director of Communication of Xploit Consulting Ltd, Mrs Grace Taiwo, while addressing the participants, said that the training was to equip them on business skills. Taiwo said that the training covered Kwali, Kuje, and Bwari Area Councils in the FCT. She said that the organisation…

Women Urged To Embrace Skill Acquisition

OKPANAM/Nigeria: The need for youths, especially women to embrace skills of their choice and realise their potentials in life so as to add value to their lives and the society in general has been stressed. The CEO / Proprietress of Jose Kem’s Trend Skill Acquisition Centre, Okpanam in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, Hon. Franca Nkem Nwankwo, stated this in Okpanam during the Catering and Culinary exhibition and presentation ceremony. Hon. Nwankwo, who said that the centre was in collaboration with the 2021 set of Women Empowerment…

If Care Is Not Taken We Will Have The Highest Unemployment Rate In The Country-Ganduje

KANO/Nigeria: The Kano State Governor,Abdulahi Ganduje has said that to avoid having the highest number of unemployed youths in the country, the state established an ultra modern skills acquisition centre aspart of measures to address youth unemployment. The state Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje made the disclosure while conducting the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu-Gambo, and other senior naval officers round some  projects executed by his administration. Zubairu-Gambo was in Kano for the Chief of Naval Staff Annual Conference 2021. Ganduje said that the centre was named after the…

Nigerians Urged to Compassion to the Those With Mental Illness

LAGOS/Nigeria: A consultant Neuro-Psychiatrist, Dr Maymuunah Kadiri, has urged the public to cultivate a culture of compassion and empathy in order to stop stigmatising people with mental illness in the society. Kadiri, also Medical Director, Pinnacle Medical Services, gave the advice in an interview on the sidelines of the Vanguard Mental Health Summit in Lagos. She decried the effects of neglect, discrimination and stigmatisation of mentally challenged persons, saying that it often affected treatment and caused more harm to such people. To eliminate stigma and discrimination, there was need to…