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EdoDecide’20: Obaseki gets new NYSC certificate

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has issued a new certificate to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State following an official request by him.

The governor partook in the scheme in 1980 but it turned out there was an error on the certificate issued to him with an alphabet missing in his surname which read Obasek instead of Obaseki.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) panel which screened aspirants for the Edo 2020 primary had cited this error as one of the reasons for disqualifying the governor from the race – a decision which made him defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he contested and won the primary.

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The coast had earlier been cleared for governor Obaseki’s win after other aspirants running against him stepped down.

File Photo of Governor Godwin Obaseki

One of those who stepped aside for the governor was Kenneth Imasuagbon, who said he was inspired by Obaseki’s performance as the leader of Edo State.

According to him, he has been a “victim of godfatherism” and will help the Edo leader fight anyone who wants to “enslave” the people of the state.

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Meanwhile, the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed the Governor of Rivers State, H. E. Nyesom Wike, as the Chairman for Obaseki’s election campaign council.

The party disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

It also noted that the Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Fintiri, has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the council.

The election is expected to hold on September 19


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Osinbajo nays paying ‘sitting-at-home’ corps members – tells FG to..

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The Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has asked the Federal Government to suspend the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, for two years.

This is due to the impact of coronavirus on the economy of Nigeria which now has 6, 658 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 424 fatalities.

This is contained in a recommendation submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari last week.

“The immediate focus in the Education sector is to address the disruptions caused by the pandemic and ensuing social distancing measures at all levels of education,” the report read.

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Practical steps will be taken to minimise disruption to learning, utilising technology as appropriate. Specifically, virtual learning will be implemented (either online or through broadcast), virtual convocation ceremonies or issuance of certificates (with postponed ceremonies) should be implemented to continue educational progression.

In similar context, consideration will be given to suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp Exercises for at least 24 months while allowing deployment to places of primary assignment. This will ensure that there is no backlog in the National Service placement pipeline.” the committee report states.


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Batch B¹ Corps members to convocate in 2 days


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that 2019 Batch “B” Stream 1 corpers will pass out May 28th.

It made this known in a statement on Monday, noting that the event slated for May 28 would not be marked with ceremonial parades due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Service said the Certificate of National Service would be issued to qualified corpers at the Local Government level.

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“A full complement of NYSC Officers have been mobilised for the distribution and shall do so from ten service points in each of the Local Government Councils.

“As a precautionary measure, the distribution shall be staggered for a period of ten days in the first instance, in order to remove anxiety from the concerned corps members, in addition to making the activity seamless and less cumbersome,” the statement read in part.

The Service also urged the passing out members to observe strict discipline, orderliness, social distancing, use of facemask, hand sanitiser and proper washing of hands.

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It advised members, who at present are not in their states of service, to wait till the ban on inter-state journeys is lifted before travelling to collect their certificates.

The Federal Government had in March ordered all corpers in the country to return home as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.


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[Nigeria] NYSC denies suspension of members April Allowance.


>>> We need prove of Nigerian prisoners released in Tanzania – Group <<<


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The Human Rights Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has challenged the Federal Government to show 60 Nigerian prisoners freed from Tanzanian prisons, as claimed by the government.

HURIWA recalled the government said it successfully secured the release of 60 out of the 73 Nigerians imprisoned in Tanzania, even as government affirmed that these Nigerians were imprisoned on different charges, according to the Head, Media and Public Relations Unit, Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Mr. Abdur-Rahman Balogun.

It said the Commission’s spokesman stated that their repatriation was made possible by the Nigerian ambassador to Tanzania.

HURIWA quoted the media, as saying that Balogun said: “The Ambassador, Dr. Sahobi Gada, was in Nigeria in January 2020, specifically for this purpose, after having successfully secured a release of 60 out of 73 Nigerians in various prisons in Tanzania. Arrangements were then being made by the Ambassador for their repatriation.

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“The rights group in a statement signed by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and National Media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf, accused Nigerian government of peddling what might turn out to be mere propaganda.

HURIWA said: “We got an intelligence report from an official of the Nigerian community in Tanzania, who has spent over 11 years and working in the East African nation, that till yesterday (Friday), there was no evidence that any of the Nigerians incarcerated in the Tanzanian prison has been freed.

“The informant drew our attention to the publications in Nigerian newspapers, claiming that the Chairman of the National Commission in charge of Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa had secured through the Ambassador of Nigeria in Tanzania about 60 of the Nigerian prisoners in Tanzania.

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“The source said it was only on Thursday that the Nigerian Embassy in Tanzania asked his officials to forward the names of Nigerians serving time in the Tanzanian prison.

“The source told us that although he would not want his name in print, but he was informing us to tell Nigerians that the news of the release of the Nigerian prisoners in Tanzania was not true, as nobody has been freed since the names were compiled… “

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>>> NYSC denies suspension of members April, May allowance <<<


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The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has denied news release purportedly issued by the Director-General, conveying to members that their monthly stipends for April and May, would be contributed to the fight against COVID-19.

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The NYSC advised all corps members to disregard the story in its entirety, as there is no iota of truth in it.

The scheme noted that the story emanated from a fake source, adding that a similar mischievous story had earlier been bandied on the social media in February 2020.

NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, said: “It is important to note that payment of monthly stipend for the month of April shall be effected without the usual gathering for clearance, in keeping with the rule of social distancing.

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“It is equally imperative to add that there shall not be clearance for May. The system shall generate automatic clearance for everyone.

“Management appreciates the contributions of corps members across the country in the fight against the pandemic.

“Special commendation goes to Corps medical personnel working tirelessly with medical teams across the country to save lives and corps engineers that fabricated pedal-operated machine dispensing sanitiser, water and soap.

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“Please, remember to always abide by the safety protocols of observing good hygiene, which include among others, proper washing of hands with soap, use of hand sanitiser, social distancing; and as much as possible, staying at home.

“The battle against COVID-19 shall be won, if we all stay focused and approach it with a single mind.”

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>>> COVID-19: WHO plea Nigeria, other countries to ensure uninterrupted immunization <<<


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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigerian and other African countries to ensure uninterrupted provision of routine immunisation services, even during a period of crisis, as part of essential health service delivery.

The global health body suggests that, to protect communities from vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks during this time, African countries must maintain routine immunisation services, using innovative approaches and with strong infection prevention control practices in health facilities.

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WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, who gave the advice in a massage to mark African Vaccination Week in unison with World Immunisation Week, yesterday, said when COVID-19 transmission is contained, scaling-up supplementary immunisation “will be a priority to ensure we reach communities in need, particularly those most at risk.”

She observed that more than 30 million African children under the age of five fall ill and 500 000 die, due to vaccine-preventable diseases yearly, which accounts for 58 percent of global deaths from these diseases.

Moeti stressed the need to increase investment in vaccine research and development, adding that through the African Vaccines Regulatory Forum (AVAREF), safe and effective vaccines are reaching communities faster.

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She said: “It took only 90 days for Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea and Zambia to license the Merck Ebola vaccine after WHO prequalification in November 2019. African countries should engage in clinical trials that meet international standards, so that the resulting products are adapted to meet regional needs. Through technology transfer, vaccine production in African countries should increase, to reduce the continent’s reliance on importing these essential products…

“This year’s theme is “Vaccines work for all,” celebrating people who develop, deliver and receive vaccines as heroes, contributing to protecting everyone, everywhere. Never has this been clearer than in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

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>>> Southern Kaduna residents protest herders attack amid lockdown. [Nigeria] <<<


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Southern Kaduna Indigenes, under the umbrella of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) have raised alarm over alleged coordinated attacks and killings by armedi herdsmen in their communities, despite the lockdown against the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

In a statement, SOKAPU said in the past 48 hours, communities in three local councils in the southern part of Kaduna State have, again, come under coordinated attacks by armed herdsmen.

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The statement issued by SOKAPU National Public Relations Officer, Luka Biniyat, said: “This, and many other savageries on our communities in recent times, affirm the fear that for our vulnerable communities, the danger posed to our existence and wellbeing by the Coronavirus pandemic is less grim than the perennial murderous acts of armed herdsmen.

“They not only kill in the most gruesome manner, they plunder, loot, carry out mass scale arson and then kidnap their victims, despite the lockdown.

Last Wednesday, April 23, 2020, around 10pm, gunshots were heard from different directions in Atang, near Gidan Waya in Godogodo Chiefdom of Jemaa Local Government. After the pandemonium, it was discovered that the invaders had kidnapped Mr. Emmanuel Iliya Atang, son of the Chief of Godogodo Chiefdom… As at yesterday, his abductors called to ask for N30m ransom…”

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Listing the numerous persons that had been killed and kidnapped in different areas, the group decried the cruelty and wantonness of the herdsmen.

SOKAPU however, commended “the effort put up by our security defending Akwunakwo. We acknowledge the supreme sacrifice paid by the fallen soldier and pray for the repose of his soul.”

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[Nigeria] Buhari asked to pay Ex Corps members new Minimum wage arrears.


President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to pay former members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) their salary arrears.

On Saturday, Nnadi Goodluck, a Nigerian, who served in Oyo State with the 2018 Batch B Stream 1 made the call in an SOS collected by NobleReporters addressed to the president.

“President Buhari should pay ex-corps members their arrears, they worked for it”, he stated.

He noted that the Federal Government had commenced the payment of the new Minimum Wage to serving corps members and as such, their former colleagues should benefit too.

Goodluck said corps members like federal civil servants were also eligible and qualified to receive the arrears, since they were also serving under the federal government.

“I am not writing for myself, but writing for all the thousands of corps members who passed out from the scheme and are still waiting and hoping on the federal government”, he wrote.

“Most of these ex-corps members waiting for the arrears are still unemployed due to lack of jobs after NYSC, they’re only anticipating the payment of the arrears just to sustain them whilst they continue the job hunting.

“President Buhari signed into law the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019 on Thursday, 18th April 2019, thus changing the salary of workers from N18,000 to N30,000 and subsequently changing the NYSC allowance from N19,800 to N33,000.

“The affected ex-corps members are not happy, because during the government of ex-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2011, the then affected ex-corps members were paid in arrears, what is now holding president Buhari in 2020?

“I read on the news sometime in February where the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim said that corps members are not eligible for the arrears, because they are not civil servants but on national service, I guess he wasn’t aware that corps members received arrears during the tenure of the ex-president Jonathan.

“Former President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2011 on 16th March 2011, thus changing the salary of workers from N7,500 to N18,000 and subsequently changing the NYSC allowance from N9,775 to N19,800.

“After signing the bill in March, his administration started the payment in July 2011 and the 2010 Batch B corps members that passed out on Thursday, 16th June 2011 were all paid in arrears for 4 months, beginning from March, April, May and June 2011. With the payment, they all received a total of N40,100 in arrears.

“The 2018 Batch B Stream 1 and 2 are eligible to be paid in arrears, including the 2018 Batch C Stream 1 and 2, 2019 Batch A, 2019 Batch B Stream 1 and 2, and 2019 Batch C Stream 1 and 2,” he stated.

On October 23, 2019, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the payment of the new salary structure as contained in the agreement signed between the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the labour unions.

The FEC meeting was on that occasion chaired by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Christ Ngige, told the media that FEC approved “that the financial implications worked out by the National Incomes and Wages Commission that the salaries adjustment should take effect as from April 18, 2019 the day the New National Minimum Wage Act came into being.”


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NYSC assures corps members of March and April Allowance payment. [Nigeria]


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has assured serving members that it will pay the allowances for March and April despite the fact that the monthly clearance exercise will not be done due to the Corovarinus pandemic lockdown that has hit the country.

NYSC allowance increases

Director-General, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made this known via the Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi.

“As we earnestly look up to the Almighty God for help, management wishes to reassure all corps members once more that allowances for the months of March and April shall be paid to everyone, without recourse to the monthly clearance exercise. You are all enjoined to stay calm, stay safe, observe safety precautions given from time to time by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and always stay tuned to our traditional and new media platforms” he said.


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[Nigeria] Corps member test positive for COVID-19 in Ondo state.


A corps member in Ondo State has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
It was gathered that the corps member was a medical doctor, having his primary assignment, at the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment, and reportedly had contacted with the index case.

Confirming the development in a statement, Tuesday morning, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Donald Ojogo, said the third victim was a corps member and medical doctor.


He said, ” The third positive case in Ondo State is a medical doctor; he is a Youth Corp member attached to the Army Clinic at the Barracks and had attended to the first index case while he was under observation.

“Mr. Governor will today at noon, address the people of the state on further details in respect of this case and provide deeper insights.”


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Nigeria: Corps member donate his monthly allowance to fight COVID-19.


Hodo Bassey, a corps member serving in Cross River state, has reportedly donated his N33,000 one-month allowance to support the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Philip Obin, technical assistant on new media to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo media, took to his verified Twitter page on Wednesday to announce the feat.


Obin said Bassey handed out his allowance to the state government through Betta Edu, the commissioner for health, in what he described as a “commendable” gesture.

“Hodo Bassey has donated his one month Allawi of N33,000 to the Cross River state government through the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu in the fight against the pandemic,” he wrote.


“This is commendable, a worthy sacrifice indeed. Anyone who has the contact of this corps member should please forward it to me.

“He deserves a space in a national daily, just like others who have also donated billions. A donation is a donation, no matter the amount.”

The tweet was accompanied with pictures that showed Bassey handing out a white envelope to the health commissioner while maintaining social distance as a precaution against COVID-19.

Bassey’s gesture comes at about the same time when the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria reached 210 as many states across the country have remained under a compulsory lockdown.


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COVID-19: No NYSC members infected in Kebbi state, Nigeria.


Kebbi State Government has refuted insinuations in some quarters that a member of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in the state has been infected with the novel covid 19 (Coronavirus).

The Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Ja’afar Muhammad,who is also Chairman, Task Force for control of COVID-19 in the state refuted the insinuations on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi during a press briefing .


Muhammad explained that the state had not yet recorded any case of Coronavirus stresed that, the briefing became necessary following social media reports circulating, that a member of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in the state had contracted the virus.

“The 27- year – old NYSC member that was alleged to have contracted the virus was diagnosed at Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Birnin Kebbi on March 24, and the result turned out to be pneumonia, not Covid-19 as falsely speculated.


“The corps member was presented from the NYSC camp with a history of fever, cough and body pain at FMC with no history of travels outside the country or any contact with suspected or confirmed case of Covid -19 in the last two weeks preceding his presentation.

“He has been admitted and managed as a case of Community Acquired Pneumonia of which he has made satisfactory progress and is awaiting discharge,” he said.


According to him, in view of the circumstances surrounding his admission, his sample has being taken and the result is being awaited.

Muhammad said that the result would be made available in the next few days for proper confirmation and urged the people to remain calm.


” There is no need to panic as all our teams are on red alert, routinely and diligently providing all the necessary needed services.

“We have since swung into action as regards surveillance and rapid response mechanisms, to complement the existing healthcare structures in the state.


“Sub committees have been set up by the Task Force, to fine-tune plausible strategies and measures against Covid -19,” he said.

The Commissioner, promised that, the task force would update the people regularly through the media, as well as other communication outlets .

Muhammed warned members of the public to desist from spreading false information on coronavirus in the social media which may cause unnecessary palpable apprehension and anxiety in the minds of residents of the state.


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COVID-19: Corps members free to go home – NYSC.


Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has permitted all corps members to travel to their homes.

The decision, according to the DG, was coming on the heels of the closure of all schools in the country due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.


In a memo to all Area Coordinators signed by Sanusi A.R on behalf of the NYSC DG, he stated that corps members willing to travel to their various homes should be allowed to go.

“I am directed to request all state coordinators to grant permission to corps members willing to travel, especially those in the teaching or allied professions.

“For the period it will last, corps members should be advised to adopt all preventive tips provided by the federal health authorities including high level of hygiene and refrain from any unwholesome act that may put them at risk,” the DG said.

He ordered all coordinators to inform corps members about the decision and ensure compliance.


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COVID-19: NYSC suspend CDs meeting indefinitely.

days after suspension of orientation camps


Few days after shutting down its Orientation camps nationwide over the Coronavirus outbreak, the National Youth Service Corps NYSC has suspended its weekly Community Development Service activities indefinitely.

The CDS affords Corps members the opportunity to meet weekly and monthly to discuss ways they can better their immediate environment with any project they can embark on.

A statement released by the NYSC Director of Human Resource Management, Abdulrazak Salawu, said the CDS suspension was because of the increasing cases of Covid-19.

The statement reads

“Sequel to the pandemic of coronavirus globally and management’s concern for the wellbeing of corp members nationwide, I am directed to inform you to suspend all Community Development Service activities until further notice. This obvious course of action is directed by circumstances beyond our control.

“The sudden changes in many countries warranting social changes between persons and isolation of persons on account of COVID-19 present no other option but to stop CDS activities because of a large number of persons in close contact.

“With the abundance of caution, avoidance of errors is easily achievable.”


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New Lagos NYSC camp to accommodate 20,000 people.


In an interview on the sidelines of the swearing-in of Batch A Stream 1 corps members at the Iyana Ipaja orientation camp on Thursday, the state’s NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Eddy Megwa said the camp to be located in Agbowa, Ikorodu, will be able to accommodate up to 20,000 people.

Megwa, who said he visited the site with the Lagos State team last Wednesday, said: “It might interest you to know that yesterday, a detachment of the state government and my humble self went to inspect the site – including the Commissioner for Special Duties.

All of us went to Ikorodu where the site is located. And I need to assure you; in a moment, in a jiffy work is going to start there and we are going to have it commissioned before the present Governor completes his tenure. Lagos is a state of excellence and what they are planning to do is something no other state has ever done.

They are looking at 20,000 capacity orientation camp. I tell you, by the time they are done with it, it will be an ultra-modern orientation camp never seen in the country.”


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COVID-19: NYSC shut down Orientation camps Nationwide.


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Wednesday morning shut down all orientation camps nationwide over fears of the coronavirus.

The Batch A corps members began their orientation on 10th March and were expected to be in their camps for 21 days, but as learnt, that they will be getting their letters posting them to their places of primary assignment, just one week after camping


The coronavirus has so far killed over 7000 persons globally and three cases have been confirmed in Nigeria, although no death has been recorded in the country.

More to come…


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Gov. Obiano dedicates new NYSC permanent orientation camp in Anambra


Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has commissioned the new Permanent Orientation Camp for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Mbaukwu-Umuawulu, in Awka South Local Government Area.

According to the governor, apart from accomodating the corps members, the camp can generate about three hundred direct jobs and over one thousand indirect jobs.

“The orientation camp is expected to cater to 300 direct jobs and over 1,000 indirect jobs. That is the essence of our investments in this project apart from the fact that it will be a comfortable place to put together men and women who are serving their fatherland for a mandatory period of one year. My advice to all of you is to an effective participant in this programme,” he said.

On his part, the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare praised the governor for his administration’s support to the scheme.

The Minister noted that Obiano “is making the best investment in our youths, those of the ground here and the youths of Anambra who are in different skill acquisition centres.”

Speaking also, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr Kehinde Aremu, confirmed the clean health status of all corps members.

He noted that prior to the commencement of the Orientation Course for the Batch A, Stream II corps members, mandatory Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests were carried out for all participants.

Aremu also reiterated the commission’s commitment to safeguarding the health status of all corps members and others involved in the scheme.


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Gov. Obaseki pledge quick completion of NYSC permanent orientation camp.


The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured of timely completion of the state’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp in Okada, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.

The governor gave the assurance when he inspected ongoing construction of the NYSC permanent orientation camp, noting that his administration is working towards completing the project within six months.


He noted that the construction of the NYSC camp is being revived 16 years after the construction of the facility commenced.

Obaseki said his administration has completed the documentation process for the contracts and mobilised contractors for the project to site, noting, “The contracts have gone through proper procurement and the contractors are being mobilised and finalising paper work with various agencies concerned.


“As soon as that is done, additional funds would be released to them and I am optimistic that work will progress before the rains.”

He said the permanent orientation camp will be used as training venues by paramilitary agencies in the state, adding, “We have the Public Work Volunteers (PUWOV) and we are going to have the community neighborhood, vigilante groups and community policemen and these facilities will be available for their training here.”

The Edo State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mr. Adebayo Ojo, said on completion of construction of the permanent orientation camp, NYSC will provide the necessary facilities to facilitate smooth camping at the site.


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Lagos: Sanwo-Olu tells prospective corps members to be of Good Conduct.


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, charged the newly sworn-in National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to portray good conduct during their service year.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Mr Taye Bamgbose-Martins, Commissioner for Special Duties, said this during the opening and swearing-in ceremony of the 2020 Batch A Stream 1 corps members.


“Being called up for the National Service is a privilege hinged on the successful completion of various academic programmes,” Sanwo-Olu said.

He congratulated the corps members for their academic achievement, describing it as a first step on a worthy journey in the service of their fatherland.


He urged the corps members to internalise the words contained in the national pledge and uphold the oath of allegiance which they had sworn to.

Newsmen report that the swearing-in oath was administered by Chief Justice Olubunmi Olutoyin to no fewer than 2169 corps members.


Also speaking, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mr Eddy Megwa, said that the camp was free of the dreaded COVID-19 virus.

He assured everybody that there were sanitized at the gate and people were made to wash their hands before coming inside.

Megwa said that the welfare of the staff and the corps members were his deep responsibility throughout the orientation camp period.

He also said that NYSC and state officials had visited the new orientation campsite at Ikorodu and were confident that the 20,000-capacity facility would be ready during the Sanwo-Olu administration.


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Katsina: Prospective corps members rescued after abduction.


The victims, three males and female, were traveling with their schoolmates from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, to Zamfara state where they were posted to for the one year mandatory NYSC scheme, when the bus they chartered from Osun state, was attacked and they were abducted.

NobleReporters learnt that the kidnappers called the families around midnight on Tuesday March 10, demanding a N10m ransom.


A father of one of the victims said the kidnappers called with the same number they used to reach him the previous day.

“I just spoke with the Commissioner of Police now and he told me that all four have been rescued. I am thankful to the police for rescuing them.

The kidnappers called again around midnight and this time, someone who could speak English was on the other end. They said I have to bring N10m for my child to be release.

But I did not pay anything and they have been rescued. I am thankful that the children are safe and they are being taken to NYSC in Katsina” the parent said.


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COVID-19: We’ve equipped Ondo camp against outbreak – NYSC.


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ondo state says it has equipped its orientation camp to prevent any coronavirus outbreak among corps members.

Nigeria had confirmed two cases of the zoonotic disease ever since it broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan.


Remember, NobleReporters earlier reported that 1 case escalated in Ondo NYSC camp.

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COVID-19: Outbreak in Ondo NYSC camp.

Grace Akpabio, NYSC’s coordinator in Ondo, on Tuesday, said the scheme is adopting “proactive measures” to prevent any outbreak on camp.


She said the secretariat deployed hand sanitizers, washing basins, and other medical supplies to hostels and other strategic places at the Ikare Akoko orientation camp.

According to her, the move had come in compliance with the health safety measures approved during a pre-orientation workshop held at the directorate headquarters in Abuja.


“I assure prospective corps members posted to Ondo state that we’ve done what’s humanly possible to prevent any outbreak of diseases in our camp,” the state coordinator said.

“We have enough hand gloves and face masks to go round. Some measures put in place are thorough clearing and cleaning of the whole landmass on which the camp is situated.

“We have equally replaced nets of all doors and windows which were torn by previous participants. We do not stop at that, all ceiling fans have been serviced and they are working perfectly well.”

NYSC earlier made headlines after claims spread that it had diverted funds meant for corps members’ February allowance to the ongoing fight against coronavirus in the country.


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COVID-19: Outbreak among corps members in Ondo camp – NYSC.


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ondo state says it has equipped its orientation camp to prevent any coronavirus outbreak among corps members.

Nigeria had confirmed two cases of the zoonotic disease ever since it broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Grace Akpabio, NYSC’s coordinator in Ondo, on Tuesday, said the scheme is adopting “proactive measures” to prevent any outbreak on camp.


She said the secretariat deployed hand sanitizers, washing basins, and other medical supplies to hostels and other strategic places at the Ikare Akoko orientation camp.

According to her, the move had come in compliance with the health safety measures approved during a pre-orientation workshop held at the directorate headquarters in Abuja.


“I assure prospective corps members posted to Ondo state that we’ve done what’s humanly possible to prevent any outbreak of diseases in our camp,” the state coordinator said.

“We have enough hand gloves and face masks to go round. Some measures put in place are thorough clearing and cleaning of the whole landmass on which the camp is situated.

“We have equally replaced nets of all doors and windows which were torn by previous participants. We do not stop at that, all ceiling fans have been serviced and they are working perfectly well.”

NYSC earlier made headlines after claims spread that it had diverted funds meant for corps members’ February allowance to the ongoing fight against coronavirus in the country.


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Noble Reporters’ famous author, ‘Olamide Noble’ celebrate joyous NYSC P.O.P. {Photos}

Olamide Noble, C.E.O and famous author of Noble Reporters by his real name ‘Adigun Michael Olamide’ who hailed from Kwara state began his National youth service corps by March 2019 finished today, 5th of March, 2020 after his successful B.S.c. in Accounting program at Esep le Berger University, Benin Republic.

Check out his photos below;



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MC Macaroni celebrate after NYSC passing out parade.


Social media comedian, Debo Adebayo popularly known as Mr Macaroni has opened up on what he went through before he could become a university graduate.

The “OOIN” initiator who is passing out of NYSC today 5th of March shared the story of his challenges before he could become a graduate.


In his post on Instagram, the actor explained that becoming a university graduate was very challenging for him.

In his statement;

”I finished secondary school 2009. I went to 4 different Universities between then and 2019. Most people thought I was possessed. I didn’t care how long it was going to take, but I told myself I was definitely going to get a University degree. Long last, I got it.

Today I have also added my NYSC certificate.
This time last year, no one knew me. Today, by God’s grace, I stood over 2 hours taking pictures with my amazing colleagues who for one reason or the other have come to admire me or my craft.

Like I keep saying, we will all get to those heights we wish to and even beyond. Just keep pushing! Just do something. Don’t give up because you just might be so close to your breakthrough.
This moment is one to cherish for a lifetime.
God for us all! 💜💜💜”


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