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“Youths Should Start Thinking Outside the Box or Even Without the Box”- AYRC

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“Youths Should Start Thinking Outside the Box or Even Without the Box”- AYRC

The African Youth Resource Centre (AYRC) urges the youths to start thinking outside the box or even without the box amid this COVID-19 pandemic in a town hall webinar held at the early hours of today, May 28th on Zoom Platform.

This 1st edition of the Town Hall Webinar captioned “The Social and Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Nigerian Youth” was moderated by the Speaker & British Council Global Changemaker ‘Dayo Isreal FCAI’ having about 160 participants including the Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) ‘Kashifu Inuwa’ with some Representatives of NITDA, the Minister of State FCT ‘Ramatu Tijani Aliyu’ and others.

Having analyzed the effects of COVID-19 in the economy of Nigeria, the AYRC has come up with this monthly Town Hall webinar to sensitize, inform and update the youths on the numerous opportunities open for them to tap into.

Kashifu Inuwa speaking on ‘Digital Economy’ stated the various strategies which NITDA has put in place for youths as they are projecting creating 150,000 jobs for the innovative Nigerian youths. He also stated some platforms open to youths for participation such as;

  • Virtual Start up Clinics for youths who intend starting up a business
  • Virtual Learning Platforms for Education and Skill Acquisition where about 47 courses are being treated.
  • COVID-19 Innovation Challenge for innovative youths who can produce solution in the form of products are service for the fight of Covid-19
  • Tech Innovation for youths has flare for Artificial Intelligence
  • Initiative Programmes for Agriculture in Nigeria to assist young farmers
  • Business Outsourcing Networks for job creation
  • Training centres for youths in the ICT Hub etc.

NITDA is collaborating with Universities, Governments Agencies, Innovators, Risk Capitalists and Corporate Organizations to ensure the successful implementation and achievement of Digital economy desired in Nigeria.

According to kashifu, NITDA has provided these platforms to enlighten Nigerian youths on how to maximize the opportunities in Digital Economy. He also stated one of the lessons from Lockdown measures of COVID-19 as “Knowledge is Power”- this made Diversification of the Nation’s economy their greatest achievements so far.

COVID-19 Pandemic took the world by surprise with negative effects on very sectors of the economy, however it has presented a silver lining in accelerated Digital services which defines why Digital Economy is booming amid this pandemic.

In this view, AYRC urge Nigerian youths to think outside the Box or even start thinking without the Box as this is the only way to survival amid the high rate of job loss amid this pandemic. Interested youths who wants to participate can visit the following NITDA social media handles and website for updates;

@NITDANigeria

https://www.academy.nitda.gov.ng

http://www.innovationportal.nitda.gov.ng

https://www.nitda.gov.ng

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#HIYOF: Former NANS Vice President Emerges the Recipient of the “Champion of Positive Change Award”

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The Former Vice President (National) National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Comrade Abubakar Musa, has emerged first recipient of the “CHAMPION OF POSITIVE CHANGE AWARD” in Nigeria, out of the six major contenders, selected from the six geo-political zones of the country. This was announced by ‘Amb. Oladele John Nihi’, Head of Communications HIYOF (Head of International Youth Organization Forum)

His emergence is predicated on his outstanding records in supporting and championing the course of youth and student development in Nigeria, most especially, Comrade Abubakar Musa’s recent parley with stakeholders that brought about a peaceful NANS Convention, 2020 and other notable interventions in the Student and Youth Constituency in Nigeria.

As part of the activities to mark this year’s UNITED NATIONS WORLD PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR YOUTH (WPAY), The UN World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) is to appraise Youth Development across Member Nations, and also to recognize the contributions of Young People and Stakeholders to the development of their Societies and Nation building in general.

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#HIYOF: Wale Akinterinwa Emerges the Recipient of the “Icon of Youth Empowerment Award”

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The Ondo State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Wale Akinterinwa has emerged the first recipient of the “ICON OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AWARD” in Nigeria, out of the 12 major contenders, selected from the Thirty Six (36) States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).This was announced by the Head of Communications, HIYOF  ‘Amb. Oladele John Nihi’

His emergence is predicated on his enviable records in supporting the course of youth and student development in Ondo State and Nigeria at large, which has gotten the attention of Nigeria and the International Youth Constituency, thus worthy of HIYOF’s commendation.

This has always been a memorable event for The Heads of International Youth Organisations Forum (HIYOF)- Nigeria Chapter, as part of their activities to mark this year’s UNITED NATIONS WORLD PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR YOUTH (WPAY)”

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The UN World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) is to appraise Youth Development across Member Nations, and also to recognize the contributions of Young People and Stakeholders to the development of their Societies and Nation building in general.

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Ooni of Ife welcomes his son and wife to the Palace of Ile Oodua

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Ooni of Ife welcome his son and wife to the Palace of Ile Oodua

The Ooni of Ife has formally welcomed his newborn son and the child’s mother to the palace.

A welcome ceremony was held in the Palace, with the Queen presenting the newborn Prince to the Ooni who then sat on his throne with his heir in his arms.

Sharing photos from the ceremony to Instagram, the monarch wrote: “Today, I welcomed our prince Tadenikowo Adesoji Aderemi Eri-Ifeoluwasimi and the mother to the palace of Ile Oodua.

“The almighty will exalt him and divinely make him the best.”

Ooni of Ife welcome his son and wife to the Palace of Ile Oodua

 

Ooni of Ife welcome his son and wife to the Palace of Ile Oodua

Ooni of Ife welcome his son and wife to the Palace of Ile Oodua

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