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Npower Program: Transforming Nigerian Youth into Tech Innovators




The federal government has introduced the Npower Program with the primary aim of enhancing the lives of Nigeria’s middle-class citizens.

This initiative offers comprehensive tech skills training and high-quality job placements to the nation’s youth.

Positioned under the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS), Npower has emerged as the premier destination for acquiring innovative skills. If you are eager to gain insights into the latest Npower recruitment process and requirements, this article provides essential information you need to know.

Npower’s mission extends beyond training; it plays a pivotal role in fostering economic diversification in Nigeria by imparting globally competitive skills to the nation’s youth. As a result, Npower graduates often become pioneers in creating progressive innovations for both international and domestic markets.

Key Requirements for Npower Recruitment in 2023

While the Npower administration has expanded its training programs nationwide, prospective applicants must meet specific criteria for enrollment. Here are the essential requirements for Npower recruitment:

  1. Nigerian citizenship by birth is mandatory.
  2. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  3. Individuals who have previously benefited from any Npower Program are ineligible.

How to Apply for Npower Recruitment

To initiate your application for Npower recruitment, access the official Npower website. After submitting your application, you can log into the portal to complete an online examination. Following this, regularly check the portal for updates on your selection status.

Application Process for Npower Recruitment in 2023

Npower programs demand committed and dedicated students, each of whom is assigned a mentor to guide them through their training journey. If you are confident that Npower is the right choice for you, follow these steps to apply:

  1. Visit the official Npower website.
  2. Click on “Apply Now.”
  3. Provide your email address and click “Continue.”
  4. Fill out the Bio-data form, which includes details such as your name, gender, Nigerian State, LGA, phone number, home address, and date of birth.
  5. Click “Continue” to proceed and follow the prompts until you complete the application process.

Commencement of Npower Recruitment

The Npower 2023/2024 recruitment process is currently underway, welcoming applications from all eligible Nigerian citizens. Please note that passing the Npower exams on the recruitment portal is essential for program selection. Additionally, you can set your Npower recruitment portal login password only after applying.

Applicants who successfully pass their online exams on Npower’s recruitment portal will receive their Deployment Letters. Failure to complete your application or gain approval will result in disqualification from the test and the non-receipt of a Deployment Letter.

Registration for Npower Recruitment in 2023

Exclusively, register for Npower recruitment on the official Npower website.

Can I Update My Details on the Npower Recruitment Portal?

Yes, you can make changes to your Npower ID, BVN, NIN, and bank account numbers via the dashboard of the Npower recruitment portal. Candidates not initially pre-selected have the opportunity to re-validate their records for pre-selection.

Stay tuned to the Npower platform for the latest updates and take the first step towards a brighter future with the Npower Program. Empower yourself and contribute to Nigeria’s growth through innovation and technology.

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Woman Kills Boyfriend Over Dispute on ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ Earnings



In a shocking turn of events, a 27-year-old woman, Oluchi Nzemechi, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend, Kelechi Nzemechi, to death over a disagreement on how to share the proceeds from their internet scam business, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’.

The incident occurred in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State.

According to a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, the suspect has confessed to committing the crime.

Oluchi revealed during interrogation that her boyfriend had introduced her to the world of cybercrime.

Their illicit activities recently culminated in the successful duping of an Indonesian victim out of 250 million rupiah (approximately $16,500 USD).

The fatal dispute arose when Oluchi and Kelechi were discussing how to divide the substantial sum. The argument quickly escalated, and in a fit of rage, Oluchi grabbed a kitchen knife and fatally stabbed Kelechi.

Realizing the gravity of her actions, she attempted to divert suspicion from herself by leaving a misleading note on Kelechi’s body, which read, “You think you can eat my money and go free? I am baba for the boys. I am coming for your wife and your child, including your family,” before fleeing the scene.

ASP Okoye’s statement also mentioned that Oluchi and Kelechi had been living together since 2019 and had a child together.

The police are currently taking necessary steps to recover the fraudulently obtained 250 million Indonesian rupiah to return it to the rightful owner.

The suspect is now in police custody and undergoing further investigation at the State Criminal Investigation Department. She will be arraigned in court once the investigation is concluded.

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Napoli President Travels to Convince PSG on Osimhen’s €120M Clause



Victor Osimhen

In a high-stakes move to secure the future of one of European football’s hottest talents, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has flown to France to engage in direct talks with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) officials.

The purpose of the trip is to persuade the French club to trigger the €120 million release clause of Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.

The 24-year-old forward has been a pivotal player for Napoli, drawing widespread attention with his impressive performances.

Last year, Osimhen expressed a desire to explore new opportunities, prompting Napoli to offer him a new contract that included a substantial release clause.

Despite his outstanding form, concerns over his recent injury have caused potential suitors to hesitate.

De Laurentiis’ trip to Paris underscores Napoli’s determination to secure a lucrative transfer for Osimhen. With PSG reportedly cooling their interest in recent months, the Napoli president aims to reignite their pursuit and finalize the deal.

“We believe Victor is worth every cent of his release clause,” a Napoli insider revealed. “De Laurentiis is committed to ensuring that any transfer reflects his true value.”

In addition to Osimhen, De Laurentiis is expected to discuss Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who has reportedly agreed on personal terms with PSG.

The Napoli president aims to prevent the French giants from swooping in for another of their prized assets without due negotiation.

Over the past year, several top European clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United, have been linked with Osimhen.

However, his €120 million release clause and injury issues have deterred them from making firm offers. Chelsea, in particular, has turned its attention to alternative targets such as RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko.

Despite these setbacks, De Laurentiis remains hopeful. “PSG has the financial power and the ambition to sign a player of Osimhen’s caliber,” he said before his departure. “We are here to ensure they understand the opportunity that lies before them.”

This development comes as Napoli seeks to balance their books and invest in strengthening their squad for the upcoming season. A successful sale of Osimhen would provide significant financial flexibility and allow them to pursue other high-profile targets.

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EU to Raise Schengen Visa Fees, African Nationals Hit Hardest



Nigerian International passport- Investors King

Starting Tuesday, African nationals seeking entry to the European Union will face increased visa fees as the EU raises the cost of Schengen visa applications from €80 to €90.

This 12.5% hike announced by the EU Commission adds to the financial burden for many applicants, particularly from African countries that already face high rejection rates and significant expenses.

According to recent Schengen visa statistics, African nationals received 704,000 negative responses to their visa applications in 2023.

This high rate of rejections resulted in approximately €56.3 million spent on non-refundable visa fees.

The report highlights that these expenses, referred to as ‘reverse remittances,’ represent a substantial financial outflow from African countries to the EU, benefiting no one but the recipient nations.

The impact of these costs is disproportionately felt by African applicants, who accounted for 43.1% of the total amount generated by rejected applications in 2023.

Among the hardest-hit were nationals from Algeria and Morocco. Algerians, who filed the second-highest number of applications, saw 42.3% of their 289,000 requests denied.

Moroccan nationals faced an even higher rejection rate, with 62% of their 437,000 applications being turned down, leading to €10.9 million spent on unsuccessful visa bids.

Overall, the EU earned €3.4 million from rejected Schengen visa applications submitted by Nigerian citizens alone, illustrating the significant financial burden placed on individual applicants.

The high rejection rates for African and Asian countries, which together bear 90% of all visa-related expenses, exacerbate the economic challenges faced by applicants from these regions.

The recent study by EU Observer underscores the growing trend of increased expenses and rejection rates.

Schengen visa rejections generated €130 million in 2023, up from €105 million the previous year, indicating a rise in both visa costs and the financial impact on applicants.

Marta Foresti, founder of the LAGO Collective, commented on the broader implications of these financial dynamics.

“Visa inequality has very tangible consequences and the world’s poorest pay the price. You can think of the costs of rejected visas as ‘reverse remittances’, money flowing from poor to rich countries. We never hear about these costs when discussing aid or migration; it is time to change that,” she said.

As the EU implements the new visa fee structure, the financial strain on African nationals is set to intensify. With some of the lowest wages globally, many Africans will find the increased costs even more challenging to bear.

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