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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a scheme established by the Nigerian government in 1973 which aim to involve the Nigerian graduates in Nation building and development. It was set up to serve as an avenue for the reconstruction, rebuilding, and reconciliation of the nation after the civil war.

US-Based Nigerian sexagenarians return for NYSC by Cynthia Victor [September 10, 2019]

Two corps members who passed out with the 2019 Batches A and B respectively have been reported to have been United States-based Nigerians who are their 60s.

Their names which were disclosed as Louis Ebodaghe and Olusegun Abebe were said to have both served in Abuja where they were involved in some community service development projects including the donation of 25 stethoscopes to the Gwarimpa General Hospital has reported by Punch.

One of the corps member, Abebe who is 60 said his age was a huge advantage during his service year and he had a nice and sad experience at the same time.

He further said that he did not like the way the corps members were being treated but he had a nice experience getting to know new people from different states and socio-economic backgrounds.

He also said that he was well-received by other corps members and respected because of his age and was not treated poorly and he was not exempted from service because he obtained his first degree before the age of 30.

50 fake graduates handed over to the Police By NYSC  by Cynthia Victor [August 31, 2019]

50 unqualified graduates who attempted to register in the Batch B Stream II exercise with fake certificates at the orientation camps across the country has been handed over to the police by the National Youth Service Corps.

The NYSC warned that unqualified graduates would not just be fished out but duly prosecuted.

The NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi in a statement noted that the NYSC Director-general, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim warned that those not qualified would no longer pass through the scheme as reported by Punch.

She also said that the NYSC is committed to stemming the tide of fraudulent mobilization of home-based and foreign-based Nigerians especially those purported to have graduated from unaccredited universities in the West African sub-region.

No insurance for 35 slain NYSC Members, others by Cynthia Victor [September 02, 2019]

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a scheme established by the Nigerian government in 1973 which aim to involve the Nigerian graduates in Nation building and development. It was set up to serve as an avenue for the reconstruction, rebuilding, and reconciliation of the nation after the civil war.

35 National Youth Service Corps members and other ad hoc workers, who were killed or injured during the 2019 general election or from accidents or attacks by hoodlums have yet to get their insurance benefits.

The Independent National Electoral Commission confirmed that eight of the 35 ad hoc workers died during the 2019 general elections, while 27 sustained injuries from accidents or attacks by hoodlums as reported by Punch.

Two of the deceased were corps members, while three others were among the injured.

The electoral commission said all the 35 cases and insurance claims were being processed by the insurance company engaged by INEC to provide cover for its ad-hoc staff.

NYSC states its position as regards the new minimum wage by Oni Olatuji [July 18, 2019]

The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has come out to debunk the information that corps members will start receiving the new minimum wage at the end of this month.

He made this known in an interview with PRNigeria on Wednesday where he clarified that the NYSC management was yet to receive any directive from the government as regards the new minimum wage. He said that they will take action as soon as they receive the directive.

NYSC DG warns against defacing of uniforms by Oni Olatuji [July 3, 2019]

The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned the members not to deface their uniforms as it is their national identity. He advised that they are meant to dress like a responsible citizen of the country and acts as role models to the upcoming generations.

The Director-General gave this warning while addressing the corps members at the Nasarawa State Orientation Camp in Keffi. He also appealed to them to obey the traditions and culture of their host communities and discharge their duties and responsibilities with dignity and integrity.

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