Showing posts with label EDUCATION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EDUCATION. Show all posts

Nov 4, 2017

Founder of Naijaloaded posted thousands of dollars he earn from Opera Mini Browser


Makinde Abdulazeez, Founder and Lead blogger of the most popular website in Nigeria, Naijaloaded.com took to us his Instagram handle to share an Instagram story where he made mention of whooping sum of $19.741 he recently earned from Opera Mini browser.  Commenting on the  development, he claimed this is a welcome initiative from the browser and he's looking forward for more surprised mails and calls.



Lastly, the founder said blogging will become one of the world most profitable hobbies you can earn from even more than "Yahoo Yahoo".

Image source: @Mankind_naijaloaded (Instagram)

Adebola Williams: A Greatness Forged in Hopelessness and Despair


Naturally, the exploits of great men, when told, tend to be spurring. This time, however, I was more than inspired and motivated learning about and meeting this great individual at the Centre for Women in Abuja during the 2015 National Youth Reform Conference which had my organisation as a partner. I was a member of the planning committee at this event where Mr. Adebola Williams was a speaker. I must confess, I bloated with admiration at the personality of this simple yet sophisticated and awesome man. From my short encounter with this media mogul, I could boldly tell that Debola Williams is a personification of altruism. He is a selfless, charitable, and large-hearted man. Ever since then, I have always been his greatest admirer.

It was this kindled interest in Mr. Adebola Williams that glued me to my phone and patted me up when I slumbered off to listen to this man’s speech on the second and last day of the recent Obama Foundation leadership summit held in the United States. At this two-day summit, which kicked off on Wednesday, November 1 2017, a handful of speakers delivered wonderful speeches and a number of distinguished and promising youths stood by the lectern to tell inspiring stories of success. To keep track of this auspicious event, I sat up late at night and intently stared at my mobile screen following the trend of the event on Bellanaija. As beautiful as these speeches were, the breathtaking story of greatness which was kindled by hopelessness and fueled by despair, as told by Adebola Williams, unusually caught my attention. His thunderously applauded eight-minute-six-second speech at the event was expectedly engaging and extraordinarily inspiring. For anyone who listened to his speech, it was a narrative of how this ingenious young mind built an empire of hope for the hopeless African youths and how this empire has engaged more than thirty million youths in the past eleven years of its existence. Indeed, like Adebola Williams said, “In despair lies several opportunities; especially to be pioneer, especially to be great”.

After listening to the speech, I was forced to further re-think the opportunities that lie in the seemingly ‘god-forsaken Nigerian land’. It was amazingly inspiring to hear that at 18, Debola and his friends rose to the responsibility of converting the African youths' hopelessness and despair in government to a flourishing media business under the name RED – a social business that inspires young Africans to take social and political action through the power of storytelling.

Going through the chronicles of this rare genius’ life, I was most marveled learning that Debola and his friend, Chude started their business with zero capital. And by this, I am not saying that in a metaphoric sense - the prospering RED Media was literally kick started with #0 and it has never got a capital injection. This is incredible considering the fact that lack of fund or its inaccessibility is the foremost bottleneck to entrepreneurial success in this part of the world. At this point, my heart desired nothing than a mentoring session with this veteran entrepreneurs. I couldn’t be more surprised that the brains won the 2014 CNBC Young Business Leader of the year award.

At 31, Debola Williams is an uncommon greatness having scored unmatched points in the media profession, entrepreneurship, civic advocacy, and human capital development. At this relatively young age, he has co-founded Red Africa which houses The Future Awards Africa, Ynaija, and StateCraft Inc. In addition, this illustrious entrepreneur has founded the Lagos Business Transit and has chaired the Enough is Enough initiative. A Mandela Washington Fellow, Adebola Williams also boasts membership of the British Council Global Change maker and simultaneously sits on the board of Slum to School initiative. He is an uncommon embodiment of greatness.

More astonishingly, Debola Williams has made revolutionary and remarkable contributions to governance across Africa through his Political Communication Agency, StateCraft Inc. Owing to his media expertise and communication strategies that have worked wonders, he was described as ‘the man with the golden touch’ by the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo having won the 2016 election through Demola’s campaign intiatives. This is not an exaggerated praise on the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the StateCraft Inc., Adebola Williams, who had also previously helped both President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammad Buhari won the 2011 re-election and the 2015 elections respectively.

According to Martin L. King Jr., life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you doing for others'. In a painstaking effort at answering this great question, Adebola Williams, forms a part of the award-wining Slum-to-School, an initiative that goes out to pick teens and youths from the wanderings on the street to a better and educated life in a school. He is a humanitarian par excellence.

Perhaps, one recurring factor in the narratives of great men and leaders is their quality training, rich knowledge, and intrinsic motivation. A probe into the formative years of this young African pride bore witness to this fact. Debola Lagos, as he is fondly called, has a rich educational background and training and a brilliant track record in entrepreneurship, advocacy, and activism. He read journalism at the prestigious London School of Journalism. Though he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, it is was pathetic and shocking to the young Williams when, at nine, he watched his family’s wealth vanished into the thin air before his eyes. Surprisingly, the young Debola took charge of his life and, at fifteen, started working.

For ages, the popular saying, ‘Show me your friend, and I will tell you who you are’, has always been true and the case of Mr. Debola Williams is another proof. He wines and dines in the midst of equally great minds like his friend and business partner, Chude Jideonwo. Perez Tigidam of the Nerve has described this duo ‘as the Moses of the 21st century leading fellow youths out of a bleak socio-political and entrepreneurial past’. He (Debola) walks with Japheth Joshua Omojuwa, a prominent blogger, public speaker, socio-economic and political commentator, social media expert, and twitter warrior. And, he is a friend to Samson Itodo; one of Nigeria’s foremost youth think tanks on governance and citizens’ participation and the brain behind Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA).

With this brilliant track record in governance and advocacy, entrepreneurship, and humanitarianism, the entire team of Brain Builders International thinks it would not be over-ambitious to recommend this renowned, bright, smart, prudent, marvelous, inspiring, philanthropic, visionary, and exceptional Nigerian entrepreneur for a national award of recognition on contribution to nation building and human capital development. We believe that if something like merit exists in Nigeria of today, it should be conferred on exceptional minds like Adebola Williams.

Olasupo Abideen Opeyemi is a young fellow of the Young Africa Leadership Initiative (Regional Leadership Centre). He is the executive director of the award-winning Brain Builders International; a United Nations recognised and certified SDGs group. He is also the CEO Brain Builders IT Firm, OPAB Global Consult, OPAB Gas Station, and OPAB Farms. He hails from Osun State. Abideen tweets at @opegoogle. You can shoot him a mail at Abideenolasupo@gmail.com

Sep 6, 2017

Kwasu Student Union Election Time Table 2017


Greatest Gbagba!
Greatest GboGbo!!
Greatest Kwasite!!!

This begins the enchantments of Nigerian student union leaders and/or 'comrades' as they are referred to. Well, since I was in primary school, I've been hearing the statements and I have used them too. Unfortunately, I don't know how, where and when it all started. Worse still, I don't have a clue what the statement mean.

I'd love to know what the statements mean. I also want to know how, where and  when the phrases where first used. Finally, who are the people who first used them?

Jekayinoluwa Olabemiwo ~ J-k

The GbaGba GboGbo is about to get real as the Time Table for the first ever Student Union Government Election of Kwara State University, is finally out!!
Contained in the Election Time Table is the form sales date as well as deadlines and other programmes.

Below is an outline of the Time Table;

Send a WhatsApp message to 08089706175 for the PDF file.

Sep 5, 2017

Kwasu Vice Chancellor to approve Student Union Government - SRA


Information reaching Campus Trybe from the Student Representative Assembly of Kwara State University as shared on Whatsapp has it that the Vice Chancellor approved Student Union Government to kick off in the school.

The Vice chancellor of Kwara State University Prof. Abdul Rasheed Na Allah on the 1st of July approved the Stdent Union Government  that the students has so much crave for over 7years.

He sent a mail accross about the Kick off and even on the list of payment for this session the SUG levy of a thousand naira has been included. 

We are about to have a voice of our own, wil hereby implore interested students aspiring for a post can start creating his/her awareness now. 

This is a message from the S.R.A

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY

We wish to sincerely appreciate the _Vice-Chancellor_ for *approving the emergence of a Student Union Government* on the Kwara State University campus. 

In the VC's address to the students at the 19th Inauguration Ceremony of NANS, he declared publicly that there shall be SUG elections this semester. This has indeed put joy in the hearts of the esteemed Students and for this, we say Thank You Sir. 

However, we also wish to notify students watch out for updates from the *_Public Relations Office_* of the SRA so as to be kept apprised of developments and regards the imminent elections. 

_*LONG LIVE SRA!*_
_*LONG LIVE KWASU!*_

_Signed:_
_Public Relations Office, SRA_
+234 706 298 8462
+234 810 109 5808

Apr 26, 2017

Why Kwasu students should obey the school authority at all cost







"Kwasu has murdered sleep and can no longer slumber" -Dr Hakeem Ajonbadi

Could you remember how hard you've suffered to gain admission?

Could you recall how much you've paid as school fees?

How serious U were during first semester just to make it to this moment?

The night class, early morning lectures, missed breakfast its just so unquantifiable.

Do you know how many students were sent away last semester?
or your age mates that will become graduates soon?

Only if you can reason with me.
Why not calm down and watch Kwasu do wonders, everything should not go as planned its natural, even Adam never knew he will eat apple, likewise PMB that found a new job for quack referee (Whistle Blower).

I strongly believe the school can never stop you from writing exam you've paid for and they have the sole discretion to postpone the exam per wish. I'll implore the entire student community of Kwara State University, Malete to stay calm and stick to the management's decisions henceforth and remember that it is "Better to fail than get caught".

Greatest Kwasuite!!!
God Bless Kwasu.
God Bless Kwara.
God Bless Nigeria.

Kolapo Imam
I just destroyed my bleeding pen.

Apr 20, 2017

ICAN Accredits 32 Tertiary Institution

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria has accredited no fewer than 11 tertiary institutions and 21 tuition houses.
The accounting body said the move was in line with its statutory mandate of setting standards and regulating the practice of the accountancy profession in the country.
The President, ICAN, Deacon Titus Soetan, during the presentation of certificates to the beneficiaries at the institute’s office in Lagos, said the need to initiate quality control and improve the level of pass rate of students in its various accounting examinations necessitated the exercise.

Soetan pointed out that the accreditation reaffirmed the institute’s commitment to high technical standards, and would also facilitate the choice of academic institutions/tuition houses by students in their quest for accounting knowledge.
This move, he said, would further enhance professionalism in the accounting profession and align the quality of knowledge dissemination by the institutions to global standards.
The ICAN president said, “As a professional body, we are committed to technical excellence. The institute proactively began to accredit institutions of higher learning and tuition houses when it realised the need to initiate quality control and improve the level of pass rate of students in its various examinations.
“In line with our statutory mandate of setting standards and regulating the practice of accountancy in the country, the Governing Council resolved to accredit centres where its potential registered students could receive appropriate and qualitative technical and academic training.
“In other words, the accreditation exercise was designed to reaffirm the institute’s commitment to high technical standards as well as to facilitate the choice of academic institutions/tuition houses by our numerous students in their quest for accounting knowledge.”
Source: Punch

Apr 14, 2017

Kwara Class of Honors - A Bukola Saraki initiative


Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, The Chairman 8th National Asssembly, President of the Senate, Nigeria had decided to reward all First Class Kwarans for their effort towards education as he promises to finance their post graduate studies in a scholarship at any institution of their choice in the country. This is as a result of his love for the development of education and the people of Kwara at max. Kwara class of honors aims at celebrating about 71 First class graduates from Universities across the state, Information reaching us is that Individual scholars who have tendered their Post-Graduate admission letter had been reimbursed as part of the scheme promise finance their study.

Below is a short video clip of how the Senate President welcome the Scholars to the event.


Apr 13, 2017

NYSC Releases NEW & Updated 2017 Batch A Timetable

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has made an official statement making few adjustments and updates to the 2017 Batch A time table.
The 2017 timetable was previously released earlier this month but the NYSC made some adjustments today, April 13, 2017.
Photos…



New Timetable

Mar 28, 2017

Expel students with less than 0.5 CGPA-Buhari tells VCs

Students in federal universities who scored less than five gross point average (0.5GPA) at the end of every academic year, are to be ejected from campuses.
President Muhammadu Buhari who announced this at the convocation of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), also read a riot act to student agitators and the university staff collaborating with them.
President Muhammad Buhari

Buhari represented by education minister of state, Professor Anthony Anwuka, said government will no longer tolerate the disruption of academic activities by professional agitators on university campuses.
The President warned that students who are still bent on endless agitations and university staff who collaborate with them, leading to the disruption of academic activities, will be sanctioned in line with existing regulations.
“We must stop to continue housing adventurers, who have no business remaining in the universities beyond the time specified for their studies in the universities.”
“In that wise, it is being proposed that at the end of this academic year, any student with less than 0.5 CGPA should cease to be a student of the university and should be shown the way out.
“The universities must continue to have people who are serious in what they have come to do,If you have less than 0.5 in your CGPA, you are out. You are out for good so that the space will be left for those who have come to do serious business.”