Nigeria has witnessed many horrible suicide cases within the past 12 months. This is happening shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) survey which ranked Nigeria 30th among the 183 most suicide-prone nations of the world. Almost everyone is familiar with the news of the Medical Doctor who jumped into a Lagoon last year 2017. In spite of
Scanned Copy of AKYDF Bill
Corruption is a destructive and complex practice that is openly acknowledged in Nigeria, yet it remains ubiquitous in the functioning of society and economic life. Nigeria has sought to tackle corruption through â€˜traditionalâ€™ legal and governance-based measures.
The Strengthening Youth Participation in the fight against corruption Project (YPAC) is a DFID funded project that has the goal of engaging youths to become active advocates in the fight against corruption by mobilizing youth groups nationally through capacity building, social marketing/behavior change communication and civic engagement activities.
YAF has been awarded a grant by DFID Nigeria for a five year grant on the DFID NIGERIAâ€™S ANTI-CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA (ACORN) PROGRAMME. DFID Nigeriaâ€™s new multi-year Anti-Corruption in Nigeria (ACORN) programme aims to provide support over five years (2017-2022) to Nigerian authorities and civil society to tackle corruption by reducing public tolerance and ensuring those who are corrupt are caught and punished.
Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) is a non-profit Civil Society Organization established in 2002 with offices in Abuja, Lagos and Akwa Ibom states. YAFâ€™s mission is to play a significant role in facilitating a just, equitable and fair society where all youths can have access to social, economic and political opportunities.
UNLEASH Concert is the new wave for the #AKYDFBill to create awareness through music, drama, comedy and dance for the urgent need of increased investment in youths of Akwa Ibom to be held in the University of Uyo on the 26th of June 2017 by 3pm. The concert features popular artiste like Okon Lagos, General Odey, Jossey, Hannah Bassey, Light Mark, Peculiar, Famous Dance Crew, Ndifreke Eduoe, Favour Eno, Dj Ritzy and many more.
The 27th day of April, 2017 will remain memorable in the lives of many concerned youth of Akwa Ibom State as the State House of Assembly overwhelmingly supported the Akwa Ibom Youth Development Fund (#AKYDF Bill) otherwise known as #10percent4youthAKS.The Bill which passed the second reading at the floor of the House was supported by almost all the members present at the plenary.
Youth Alive Foundation is therefore soliciting for applications from qualified researchers/consultants to carry out a research on government budget and expenditure on youth development/empowerment across ministries, departments and agencies in Akwa Ibom State.
The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke has said that previous struggles by youths of the state to be given a political space in the state has begun to yield positive institutional gains. He said this on 27th April 2017, during the debate on the second reading of the bill for a law to implement a sustainable youth policy framework through the establishment of Akwa Ibom youth development fund
As a result of the second reading of the #AKYDFBill on 27th April 2017, the #AKYDFBill video contest is extended by 2 weeks.
This contest seeks to connect with youths of Akwa Ibom state on the need to personalize the campaign of the Akwa Ibom youth development fund (AKYDF) bill by telling personal stories of what AKYDF will do for you through producing creative videos.
The goal of the project for which proposals are being sought is the strengthening of youth participation in governance through digital gaming. The project is supported by the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) Projectâ€™s Innovation and Spread the Word Fund (ISWF), funded by USAID.
But can we survive this recession? Yes, we can. Can we come out of it? Yes, we can. How soon? Our learned Vice President believes it is a V-recession recovery curve, meaning we will come out within three months. The Chief Executive of Finance Derivative Company (FDC), Bismarck Rewane believes it is a U-curve, meaning it will last about 18 months. Some pundits speak of the proclivities and propensities of a W â€“ curve, meaning..
People can be so unbelievably cruel to others with disabilities, and whatâ€™s surprising is that some adults act with less sensitivity to their situations than a child who didnâ€™t understand the situation or even know better would have acted! I went to the bank to get my BVN like everyone else, I assumed I would be attended to outside, in the car park as usual since I couldnâ€™t navigate the entrance. Instead I was told their machi
Unemployment is gradually becoming the order of the day in Nigeria as a result of the quest for white collar jobs. There are over ten million unemployed graduates roaming the streets, prone to crime almost hopeless. This demographic finding portends challenges and opportunities. The challenges are economic and social, both are highly connected.
I donâ€™t know about you but many people take thinking for granted because they see it as a natural function of life. I donâ€™t personally because I think intentionally.
Imagine sitting in an examination hall blank on what to write. Then suddenly your colleagues answer paper flips and you see answers that triggers your memory. Every state in Nigeria is in an examination hall and needs memory triggers to work effectively most times.
I understood then the hush that surrounds rape in Nigeria, why most ladies, young girls and children keep mute and die in silence for fear of being ostracized. Lest you forget, even married women are victims of rape by their husbands, girls are victims of rape from their fathers. Society makes you look not accepted, not liked and out of favour once you make your plight public.........
We need to stop conversations that divide us from each other and create conflict in the society. Instead we need to use conversations to rediscover and redefine our common good especially as it relates to youth issues. "Words create worlds" and we need to use our conversations to build a better future for us.................