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NYSC members tackle drug abuse on Lagos streets

NYSC members tackle drug abuse on Lagos streets

Some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos have taken drugs abuse education to the streets of Nigeria’s economic capital. The corps members who belong to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Community Development Service (CDS) group organized a sensitization rally about the dangers of prohibited drugs. According to a The Nation report, the corps members move... »

NYSC Corps Member Donates Toilet to Community in Kwara State

NYSC Corps Member Donates Toilet to Community in Kwara State

A member of the NYSC and also a MDGs Development Knowledge Facilitator, Orji John Uche (KW/14B/2210) has donated a toilet and reconstructed and equipped a Health clinic, NYSC Corps Members Lodge, a Zebra-crossing Lane(the first of it’s Kind in the whole of Baruten L.G.A). Other donations include educational books and maps, water-tap buckets, hand-sanitizer, sign-post among other community de... »

Participation in NYSC will soon be fully optional — Reports

Participation in NYSC will soon be fully optional — Reports

Nigerian graduates will soon be given the option to participate in the now compulsory one-year National Youth Service scheme or shun it entirely, reports say. According to The Guardian which quoted a press release issued on Wednesday by the special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the Director-General General of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Brigadier-General... »

NSCDC arrests fake NYSC Member In Jigawa State

NSCDC arrests fake NYSC Member In Jigawa State

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa, has arrested an 18-year-old man, Muhammad Ibrahim, for impersonating as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The state Commandant of the corps, Mr Muhammad Gidado, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Dutse. He said the suspect was arrested while roaming the premises of... »

First Class graduates will be posted to tertiary institutions

First Class graduates will be posted to tertiary institutions

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, NAN reports. 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 properly mobil... »

NYSC bars pregnant women, nursing mothers, PG students from service

NYSC bars pregnant women, nursing mothers, PG students from service

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has barred pregnant women, nursing mothers and Post graduate students from partaking in the national service across the country. NYSC DG, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, said the exemption of people in these categories from service was because they would not be able to undergo the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC, which is mobilisation, orientation, primary a... »

Female Corps Mmeber Donates 1 million naira library to School

Female Corps Mmeber Donates 1 million naira library to School

A female member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Nwania Chibundo Winifred, has donated a one million naira library to a Lagos school as her personal community project . The library, modern library equipped with books and computer, was donated to Dr. Teslim Elias Model Primary School in Lagos Island, The Guardian reports. At the commissioning ceremony, Winifred said she embarked on the p... »

Osun State Youth Corpers lament non-payment of allowances

Osun State Youth Corpers lament non-payment of allowances

Some serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Osun State have lamented the nonpayment of their allowances for the whole year, Punch reports. This was made known by the outgoing corps members at the Osogbo Township Stadium where they were given their discharge certificates. They said the state was supposed to pay them N5,000.00 allowance per month and provide them accommodation... »