25 NYSC MEMBERS ARRESTED OVER CERTIFICATE FORGERY

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja No fewer than 25 prospective members of the National Youth Service Corps, who allegedly reported to various orientation camps with fake certificates, have been apprehended by the scheme and handed over to the police for prosecution. Our correspondent learnt on Sunday that the number could still increase as the NYSC orientation camps had been given a standing order from the headquarters in Abuja to vet the certificates submitted by the prospective corps members, fish out the fake holders and hand them over to the police. An authoritative…

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NYSC BOSS BANS CORPERS FROM DRIVING VEHICLES BELONGING TO RELIGIOUS BODIES

By Adetola Bademosi THE National Youth Service Corps ((NYSC) has banned corps members from driving vehicles belonging to religious groups to further ensure their safety. It also ordered that all vehicles belonging to religious groups in NYSC must be parked at the State Secretariat under the control of the State Coordinator. The NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave the order during his visit to corps members having their orientation exercise at Government Science Secondary School, Batagarawa, Katsina. He said: “Corps members are no longer allowed to drive vehicles that belong…

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NYSC: 6 FAKE CORPS MEMBERS ARRESTED IN KATSINA

Six suspected fake youth corps members have been arrested at the ongoing registration for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exercise at the Katsina State orientation camp. The state NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya, who confirmed this in a statement to NAN in Katsina, said the suspects were caught with forged call-up letters and fake degree certificates. According to him, the suspects were female while the other four were male. He added that two of the suspects were caught through intelligence report received from the office of the NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen.…

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THREE CATHOLIC CORPER DIE, 11 INJURED IN KATSINA ACCIDENT

Three serving National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members in Katsina State have died just as eleven others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday morning. The corps members were travelling in a Toyota Bus with registration number: MAN 45 AA, belonging to the National Association of Catholic Corps Members (NACC) from Katsina town to Funtua LGA to attend a mass wedding. The accident, which occurred at Gobirawa village in Kankara town, was as a result of excessive speeding and loss of control, the spokesman of…

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WHY WE CANNOT PAY 30,000 MINIMUM WAGE NEXT – NYSC DG

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it cannot pay the N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet because it is yet to get such directive from the federal government. The agency also said it will hand over fake graduates coming for mobilisation to the police for prosecution. The NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim, said these during a media parley on Thursday in Abuja. He said the NYSC Act stipulates that fake graduates are liable to two years in jail, after prosecution. He said a corps producing institution will be…

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SOME GRADUATES CANT RECITE THE ENGLISH ALPAHABET- NYSC DG

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The National Youth Service Corps has said it will hand over unqualified graduates to the police for prosecution, adding that some of the graduates cannot recite the English alphabet and do not know a bank statement. The NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a press conference, noting that according to the NYSC Act, such fake graduates are liable to two years in jail. Ibrahim also noted that 4,644,804 Nigerians had participated in the scheme since inception in 1973, saying the…

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NYSC DG MEETS FAMILY OF SLAIN CORPER PRECIOUS OWOLABI, SEE PICS

  The Director-General NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu, has commiserated with the family of late Corps member Precious Owolabi Ayo, who was recently killed by a gunshot in Abuja while covering for Channels TV a demonstration by Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiite). Presenting a condolence message to parents and siblings of the deceased in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Friday, July 26, the Director-General said the death of the patriot was a gross loss not only to his immediate family but also to the NYSC family and the entire nation. Brig General…

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AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES SELL DEGREE CERTIFICATES TO UNQUALIFIED NIGERIANS – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Thursday met with the registrars of 159 foreign universities in Africa, and accused some of these institutions of selling their certificates for between N300,000 and N500,000 each to unqualified Nigerians. These unqualified Nigerians, the NYSC added, were thereafter sent in by these corps-producing institutions to participate in the one-year national service. The NYSC Director General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, said this in Abuja yesterday at a meeting with the registrars of these foreign institutions. He said henceforth only graduates whose academic certificates were authenticated…

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NYSC DG ACCUSES UNIVERSITIES IN BENIN OF PRESENTING GRADUATES WHO CANNOT WRITE SINGLE WORD IN ENGLISH FOR NYSC PROGRAMME

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has accused universities in the Benin Republic of presenting unqualified persons for its one-year mandatory national service. He stated that NYSC had begun investigations into the activities of the universities involved in the fraudulent practice. In a statement by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, Ibrahim was quoted as saying: “It is unfortunate that some institutions of higher learning, particularly in Cotonou, Benin Republic, present to us people who didn’t go through the four…

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