Group urges Govt. to create jobs to engage youth

A cross-section of Nigerians are concerned that the rising insecurity in the
country may worsen if the government fail to address the rising level of unemployment in the country.

They are calling on the government to maximize the potentials of the youths and set the country on the right path.

Over time, efforts by the government to diversify the economy have met with limited success. Farmer/herder clashes are frustrating government’s agricultural policies and most agrarian communities in the country are hindered by the activities of bandits.

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Keyamo, lawmakers clash over planned 774,000 new jobs

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Hello and thank you for joining us on the mid-week edition of Journalists’ Hangout with Ayodele Ozugbakun, Babajide Kolade-Otitoju, while Sam Ibemere joins via Skype

Today on the programme… Keyamo, lawmakers clash over planned 774,000 new jobs, vows to quit if politicians hijack job slots, Buratai charges troops to take battle to bandits’ door, Governor Akeredolu orders his cabinet, close aides and others to do COVID-19 test, as Delta Governor and Wife test positive for coronavirus.

Later on the show, Journalists’ Hangout Midweek Special features pains of transport companies during lockdown and prospects after lifting of ban on inter-state movement.

Journalists hangout starts now.

#COVID19 #Lawmakers

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#HausGoldenGays: Helping the seniors of the drag community during the quarantine – Preen.ph

“Siguro isa yun sa mga character ng pagiging gay. Kasi nga being gay, halos in general, survivalist eh,” is what Ramon Busa of The Golden Gays told Preen.ph in a when asked about how their group of elderly drag queens remains in good spirits despite facing hardships. 

The Home for the Golden Gays was a care facility serving the seniors of the gay community without homes and was established in Pasay during the mid-1970s by LGBT rights activist and columnist Justo Justo. Since the founder’s passing in 2012, many of its members have been living separately in multiple transient shelters. Under the enhanced community quarantine, they are unable to turn to performing in drag or their other jobs—working as a beautician, vendor, street sweeper or trader—for a source of income. Moreover, drag is more than just a job for the Golden Gays. Rey Ravago told us, “Nakakaangat siya ng aura ng isang lola at the same time pag rumarampa na kami, naeenergize kami. Parang buhay na buhay ang aming dugo.”

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, our lolas are at higher risk due to their old age and lack of income. #HausGoldenGays is a fundraising campaign hosted by Preen.ph for the benefit of The Golden Gays. The donations collected from the drive will be used to help provide for home accommodation, utilities, food, medicine and other supplies needed by the group during the quarantine. One of the lolas, Federico de los Santos Ramasamy aka Lola Rikka, passed away and on Sunday was cremated. Proceeds will also be used to cover expenses related to his passing.

Let’s give back to our elderly drag queens who have served as inspirations and advocates for the Filipino LGBTQ+ community. You may send in your donations through GCASH at 0965 8544 619 or Paymaya at 0916 596 5455.

Let’s help our elderly queens stay golden! 

Photos courtesy of Jack Alindahao

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