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Sep 5, 2017

Ripe Foundation Set to Deliver Free Delivery Kits


Maternal mortality is said to be one of the highly recorded health issues for pregnant women in most rural areas across the world. A woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and childbirth in Nigeria is 1 in 13. Although many of these deaths are preventable, the coverage and quality of health care services in Nigeria continue to fail women and children. As a result, Ripe foundation is set to engage in a nationwide distribution of Super Delivery Kits to rural areas in other to prevent and reduce the rate of maternal mortality, the first set of Delivery Kits will be available in few weeks. World Health Organization (WHO) research indicates that pre-assembled, clean delivery kits with instructions for use could be a vital component in the reduction of neonatal and maternal mortality and morbidity due to cord infection, tetanus, and puerperal sepsis. Ripe foundation also promises to recruit passionate Student Ambassadors to partner with them and become change makers in their respective communities.

More information about the Super Delivery Kit can be accessed from their Facebook page :Super Delivery Kit.

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 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.


Mar 24, 2017

Make Money With Smartphones

I’ll show you ways of making money online with your android phone as a Nigerian Student. Don’t worry, the options listed here have been verified and can be trusted.
Making money online is one thing that so many internet users want to do at one time of the other. Or who don’t want to make so extra cash? Many articles had been written in the past on how to make money online but they are mostly focused on the use of computer systems to access the internet and make money than the use of mobile devices. It is therefore important to discuss how to make money online using smartphones as the primary tool for online jobs. The internet is now been accessed more through the use of mobile devices than the regular computer system. According to a report released in the year 2014, about 60 percent of all internet connection is done over mobile devices. This is a reflection of the improved capabilities of the mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Personally, I believe the emergence of Android and Apple IOS are contributing to the increased use of mobile devices over personal computers.
Making money online is not as easy as most people want it to be. So many internet users believe that with the correct secret, you can begin to earn top dollar with little or no hard work. I am sorry, but I am yet to have access to such secrets. The only secret I have been able to discover involves the hard work and dedication of the course. Once the mind is set to work hard, there are numerous ways whereby you can earn online using your mobile devices.

Mar 16, 2017

She Codes Lagos - Venture Garden Group

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A software firm in Lagos plans to host All Female Hackathon for aspiring Female developers. The program details is as follows:

Calling All Female Developers!!!

Venture Garden Group is hosting an all-female hackathon on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 9 am.

This event is designed to connect female developers in different stages of their careers to collaborate and spend the day building a fun project with colleagues in the industry.

  • Registration | We have limited slots available, so please sign-up now 
  • Teams | Teams of women will be formed Saturday morning 
  • Judges | Our judging panel is made up of industry influencers and professionals 
  • Bring | Your laptop, skills & a team-focused mindset  
  • Take | Prizes are available for participants and winners

The event will feature workshops and panels led by industry mentors.

Register today to reserve a spot.

Visit  She Codes Lagos to learn more.

 

Mar 14, 2017

Undergraduate Research Day - KWASU

The Centre for Undergraduate Research Programme (CURP) hereby invites you to the 7th Undergraduate Research Day. The programme is scheduled to hold as follow;
 

DATE: Wednesday, 15th March 2017
 

VENUE: KWASU Auditorium
 

TIME: 10:00 am prompt
 

Note: This is an opportunity for YOU to WIN the the 8th URP grant
Thanks as we expect you all.
Signed

Mar 7, 2017

Is social Media a great distractions to the Nigerian students ?

Social media is rapidly becoming a major routine in our day-to-day activities, it consumes our time and for most youths, their lives just revolves around it. There are however many social media networks available to us these days such as Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and addiction to these social media platforms are growing by the day. Even adults are becoming victims of this so called “addiction”. The question now is how can we curb the amount of time we dedicate to social media, especially when it’s not for a good cause and doesn’t put money in your pocket.  


1. REFLECT & REVIEW; Now, think back to few years ago before the advent of Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter and the likes. Reflect on what used to occupy your time before and start doing it again (obviously, positive things). For example, I used to read novels a lot before but these days I have realized that I don’t read anymore and that’s because I am always on my phone looking at what people are doing with their lives instead of making mine better.




2. PRIORITIZE; no one is saying stay away from your phone or don’t be on any social media platform, you just need to prioritize and know what comes first. We can all attest to the fact that social media makes us procrastinate a lot. When you tell yourself “let me quickly load this snap and do amebo”, before you know it, you are on the phone with your friend, talking about what you saw on someone’s snapchat or instagram page and boom! three hours gone.




  1. 3. REWARD YOURSELF; let the time you spend on social media be a rewarding factor. Let’s say, you’ve just concluded a deadline or achieved something great that day, reward yourself by hanging out on social media.
  2. 4. PRODUCTIVITY: Life has a beautiful way of balancing things out. A strong positive can be drawn from almost anything we perceive to be negative and vice versa. I am not saying social media is negative, but then it can be if we don’t use it responsibly. The trick is to remember that Social media can be used for a world of good; I can’t even start listing half here! Whatever you do, make sure you engage in a positive endeavor. Social media is such a powerful tool that many have earned a mouth-watering income by engaging productively on these platforms that many simply fail to see the hidden potentials of.





CampusTrybe Team

Mar 6, 2017

Flobyt free WiFi service in Nigeria

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Popular Music producer, Don Jazzy in partnership with Dele Odufoye launched Flobyt WiFi, a free WiFi services currently available in Parks, Restaurants and Gardens across Lagos State.

“Flobyt is 100% free for the users and our partner locations, all you have to do is walk in and log in. In fact, our working slogan is ‘Don’t use your data, use ours” Co-Founder, Dele Odunfoye.
The management promised to sustain the service as they possess the required technology, speed and plans to fascinate the project.

Flobyt WiFi service will be free at all Flobyt partner location and it will display few ads while users surf the net on their device, Flobyt is the first free WiFi solution in Nigeria and the co-founders are working tirelessly to make it the project a sustainable one.

Flobyt WiFi is currently available at Banilux Bar (Yaba), Lounge9a opp Hotel New Castle (Anthony), Roadster Burgers (Lekki), Kazyplace (Admiralty), Magodo, CMD, 7up, Ikosi, Ketu and expanding to other locations in the state. Partner locations with low traffic spaces accommodate upto 30 users while higher traffic places can enable up to 80 users.

Business that wants to be a Flobyt partner just by filling out a form on their website and wait for approval, the services plans to expand to other state in Nigeria, West Africa and Africa at large to enhance connectivity to free internet access.

Mar 4, 2017

UNILORIN to search students in Native wears to curb exam malpractice

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The management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) is set to subject students of the institution wearing native outfits to examination hall to close scrutiny in order to curb exam malpractice.
Dada Obafemi, the Registrar of the university, revealed this on Thursday that this process is necessary in order to avoid doubt and integrity. The students will be thoroughly screened before entering the examination venues.
Obafemi said: “Please note that while caps are allowed into the examination halls, they will be thoroughly checked. All Deans are requested to take note of the above for due compliance by their staff and students, who are involved in examinations as the University is set for the Harmattan Semester Examinations for 2016/2017 Academic Session.”
He added that this step was necessary because the school management received a notice that students wearing native outfits to examination hall uses it as an opportunity to cheat.
He said, “It has come to the notice of authority that students wearing some attires, including native dresses to the examination venues will require close scrutiny.”

Mar 3, 2017

Lagos Government embraces Edutainment

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The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, has said the use of entertainment in learning will enhance quality education.




Adebule said this at the launch of Meadow Hall Edutainment Centre (MEC) in Lekki area of Lagos.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Deputy Governor’s Office, Mrs. Yetunde Odejayi, she said the concept of “edutainment” is quite exciting and it is noteworthy that MEC is spearheading its spread in the country’s education sector.




“I am very excited with the concept of edutainment which is all about using entertainment to complement learning. When the children learn with fun, they find it pleasurable and that makes recollection easier and faster. Meadow Hall Edutainment Centre has kick-started a revolution in this regard and I think it is worth embracing,” she said.
The Chief Executive Officer/Group Managing Director of Meadow Hall Group, Mrs. Kehinde Nwani, described the  centre as one that is essentially tailored to meet the needs of working parents by offering an opportunity for developing childre’s talents in various areas including science, technology, engineering and mathematics, bookarama (reading club), afternoon adventure, learning hub, music academy, among others.

Feb 28, 2017

Nigeria Students gives ultimatum over xenophobic attack





The students gave the ultimatum at a demonstration at some South African companies in Abuja on Thursday.

During the protest the students carried placards and a banner, which read, “NANS Against Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians.’’The President of NANS, Mr. Kadiri Aruna, said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria at the office of DSTV, a South African company, in Wuse 2, Abuja, that Nigerian students had resolved to condemn the attacks.

Feb 23, 2017

Updates from the CIT workshop at KWASU

The program began with an opening prayer from a Female student after which the Director introduced the organizers, participants of the program and welcomed everyone in attendance.

The first lecture by Engineer Musbau introduced the participant to hotspot, WiFi and how its applicable to students of Kwara State University, Malete. The lecturer also provided means for acquiring students Login information. 

Feb 22, 2017

Sleekid Mayana drops New Hits - Bumpa

Sleekid is a talented song writer and a dope artist well known for his super intriguing delivery who has worked with well known artists and producers who believe in his super moving career,
Here is his latest effort which he titled ‘BUMPA‘ is a song of recent times produced by the hit maker Jadon Entertainment  which is exceptional and super danceable don’t miss the groove listen and share your thoughts.
Listen & Download “Sleekid - Bumpa (Prod. By Jadon)” Below;

Feb 21, 2017

Kwasu CIT hosts one day workshop

URGENT* *NOTICE*

Dear All,
This is to inform ALL STUDENTS of the CIT workshop coming up;

DATE: Tomorrow, Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017
TIME: 10:00 am Prompt
VENUE: University Auditorium

The workshop is going to feature the following;

1) Training on how to use the Portal
2) Add and Drop
3) N/A (missing result) problems
4) Additional 2 credit unit
5) Training on how to use Microsoft Office
6) And lots more

Kindly register using the link below;

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=jBmoUNe6SkGYs41eqYuNERKhu6nvhu9Hiu6C8nWEMEhUQko5MjVWTEU4UjNBM1lWUjVORFpDUUxPQi4u

NOTE: Only registered students would be given certificate and workshop kits, however all students are welcome to attend.

Thank you in anticipation.
CIT

Nigerian Scientists works on Medicinal Rice

Nigerians are about to experience a positive change that will change the lives of everyone around. Some scientists at the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) and Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti are working on producing some medicinal rice.

The improved rice variety that will be produced has medicinal potentials that will help fight cancer. The rate at which cancer is claiming the lives of people in the society is alarming; although medical doctors do all they can to help patients battling with cancer, some of them lose their lives to the deadly disease.
As soon as people get to know they are battling cancer, they feel like their lives are over as managing the disease is expensive and it requires people going through series of tests and treatments if it has not gotten to the advanced stage.
Rice is considered to be one of the staple foods in Nigeria; it is being eaten more than every other food in most homes. Apart from the fact that it is easy to prepare, the food is available all year round. This could very well be the reason why the food was chosen by the scientist for this very purpose.
The bulletin passed at the University of Ilorin on Monday, February 21, revealed that the decision of the two universities to come together was as a result of the memorandum of understanding that was signed on February 2.
It was also discovered that the project will be cost intensive as the project is estimated to cost about N50 million for the four-year period it will be run. The National Research Fund of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET-Fund) is expected to foot the bill of the project.
This project will improve the well-being of rice farmers and the overall health condition of consumers across the nation.
According to the bulletin, “The main research collaborators include Prof. Samuel Onasanya, Education Technology and Training Expert, University of Ilorin; Dr Michael Awolola, Industrial Chemist, University of Ilorin and Prof. Amos Onasanya, a Biochemist, Geneticist and Molecular Plant Pathologist.
Others are ABUAD dons like Prof. Olarotimi Ojo, a Chemist, and Dr Phillip Okiki, an Animal Health Expert, among others,’’
Prof Michael Ajisafe, the Vice-Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, reacted to this development by revealing that the memorandum of understanding with Unilorin was the 13th one the institution signed with bother universities.
He also stated his views about the project, ”We are happy to partner with Unilorin, which is the most peaceful university in the country and we are sure that based on its antecedents, the partnership will work.
The deputy vice-chancellor for research, technology and innovations at the University of Ilorin also said the research collaboration is a good concept as the nation stands to gain a lot from it in addition to the development of the nation’s educational system.

#ROC I am a Big Fan of Nigeria - Josh Egesi

 
Can we meet you?
My name is Josh Egesi, from a Family of five kids with a single parent, My Mom. I had my National Diploma  in General Art and industrial design from the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State and a recent graduate of University of Benin in Fine Arts with painting major. I'm a creative artist, I do everything that has to do with Art, Graphic design, Fashion Illustration and Painting.
 
How did you began the journey?
It all begun at the Environmental art garden Abuja, in 2015 while I was an intern at the Garden for 6 months, I got an instructions from my boss to make something out of bottle caps. Then I realized I can actually make a portrait with this bottle caps as a result of my background in Design and recycling. I proposes the project to my project supervisor and she suggested we are gonna be making the portrait of Uniben's  Vice Chancellor with bottle caps. I started sourcing for my materials, traveled all the way to Abuja to get some bottle caps in a dump yard around Karimo, some Hausa guys gathered some kids that helped in sourcing for the materials and got about 12,000 bottle caps and I paid 20 for a dozen. Bringing the bottle caps over to benin was not easier, and my friends actually gave me some bottle caps as well. The process was difficult as it involves washing the caps, some of my friends also helped me in washing the caps as well. I got the board, glue and commenced the project and I started sticking the caps on the pre-planned project layout (Size & Structure) without a sketch. Firstly, I drew grid lines then I stopped to switch back to using my intuition.


What are your challenges?
Getting the required materials for my kind of art work was a bit difficult.

My inspiration?
I got my inspiration from the Environmental art garden in Abuja while I was on my internship and my love for recycling is also a plus.

Career Prospects?
I do fashion illustration, graphic designs, digital paintings, movie story boards. I'm restlessly creative an I am looking forward to making cool fashion pieces as well.

Advice for Young Artists.
I will advice you know what you want, and start developing yourself towards the attainment of your wants. You can predetermine your destination, but if you don't know what you want you may likely get lost. The best way to become a better artist is by practice, because Practice makes perfection. Explore other forms of media, don't just be glued to one part of art trends, think differently and do something new. I believe if everyone can do something different Nigeria would have been a better country. I remain a big fan of Nigeria, I love my country and will give it my very best to make Nigeria a better place. Think outside the box and find means of making Nigeria a better place, if not for your own sake but for the coming generations.

Let's keep recycling.
There are countless of goodies in it.

As received from Josh Egesi

Feb 20, 2017

KONGA GAME OF CODES


Konga is introducing another first of its kind - GAME OF CODES
a university developer challenge!!! The competition is open to all students in the Universities with the ability to code.
To be eligible, the students must be enrolled in any of our Nigerian universities/tertiary institutions. All eligible and interested students must apply in groups (minimum of 3 team members and maximum of 5).
The competition is set to happen on the 7th & 8th April 2017 but the deadline for registration is Friday, 3rd March 2017.

This is going to be HUGE and Konga is super excited!!!

Source KONGA

Feb 18, 2017

My Ogba to go live at Trendy Mates Award tonight

My Ogba, the outstanding students entertainment in the whole of Kwara State is in the quick to make this year edition of Trendy Mates Awards 2017 a memory that excites, as the team promises to go live tonight tthrough out the event. To enjoy more of the updates kindly follow @myogba on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

And for guys that won't be buying the tickets, hope you've got enough data subscriptions to watch live....

Feb 17, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg published 6000 words Letter To Save the World


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Mark Zuckerberg has just released a 6000 word letter, being dubbed The Mark Manifesto.

In the letter Mark expresses his plans to make the world a better place by connecting everything in meaningful ways. He seeks to answer the question he lays out at the start: Are we building the world we all want?

He worries about the spread of fake news, and the tendency for people to read headlines and not the whole article.

“While we have more work to do on information diversity and misinformation, I am even more focused on the impact of sensationalism and polarization, and the idea of building common understanding,” he wrote.

Facebook will use more AI to achieve their goals including safety.

He also pushed back against the criticism of globalisation.

“Facebook stands for bringing us closer together and building a global community. When we began, this idea was not controversial. Every year, the world got more connected and this was seen as a positive trend. Yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection. There are questions about whether we can make a global community that works for everyone, and whether the path ahead is to connect more or reverse course.”

In the future, his focus (and of course Facebook's focus) will be around:

  * Building stronger communities, both online and offline.
  * Creating better tools for safety and emergency response, both online and offline.
  * Surfacing more diverse perspectives around news, and killing what he calls “sensationalism.”
  * Creating a more politically engaged society.
  * Creating better guidelines for what’s appropriate, and inappropriate, on Facebook.

Facebook has done more than anyone else in the world to connect more people than ever before, and it appears Zuckerberg wants to do more social good with the power he has. Additionally, this will only lead to more questions of whether Mark Zuckerberg has any political ambitions. There are also questions around whether any of this was driven by the Trump victory in the US election.

Feb 16, 2017

Win up to $800 in the Renewable Energy Challenge. Apply now!


Today nearly everyone, everywhere, every day, comes into contact with disposed recyclable materials. As the amount of urban waste being produced is growing faster than the rate of urbanization, Wecyclers (www.wecyclers.com)  tackles the waste challenge in the environment by using a fleet of low-cost cargo bicycles called Wecycles, to offer a convenient household collection of recyclable materials.

The Wecycle is a combination of a cart and a regular bicycle. The body of the cart is made up of strong metal structure to hold the weight of the recyclable materials.

In an effort to collect more recyclable waste, a Wecycle rider could go as far as overloading the Wecycle and this results in an additional pressure that often forces the chains to break off and the tube of tires to flatten.

CHALLENGE


The theme for this Wecyclers’ product design challenge is “THE UNILEVER-WECYCLERS RENEWABLE ENERGY CHALLENGE”.  This is a competition dedicated to challenging students to design solar-powered Wecycles that can commute more recyclable wastes and remains efficient without mechanical faults.

The outcome should use clear, scientific measures that can be easily translated for production and be as locally neutral as possible, especially in the context of the Nigerian roads.

OBJECTIVE


The overall objective is to challenge young talent especially those in relevant disciplines like Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Studies and all other disciplines to come up with a cost-effective and renewable product designs to tackle recyclable waste collection in Nigeria.

Ensure that the designs are done on standard design software and model testing are carried out on the designs. These testing should show friction test, finite element analysis, and other engineering model testing.

Shortlisted entries will be invited to present and defend their designs.

REWARD


A total of $800 will be shared among the top three designs with certificates for the awarded individuals or teams.

Three main prizes – Gold, Silver, and Bronze

  • Gold: $500
  • Silver: $200
  • Bronze: $100

The Gold design will get a two weeks internship with the WeCyclers team to fabricate the winning design.

REQUIREMENTS


Participant can be either an individual or a group of individuals

In the case that a team is participating, the maximum number of members in a team is 4.

JUDGING CRITERIA


- Originality (30%)
- Effectiveness in meeting design objective:

a. Design Efficiency (30%)
b. Application practicality (20%)
c. Clear Communication (20%)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINE


You will be sent a link for Submission after registration.

You will be required to submit the URL reference of a Dropbox, Google Drive, or any cloud storage platform that contains the PDF material of your work and any other optional materials.

Make sure the PDF version of your work explains your purpose or design process and features. Include Up to 5 3D images of your designs in either JPEG, PNG, GIF formats


APPLY NOW