Nigerian Teenager, Jonathan Adewale, Breaks ICAN Record, Becomes Chartered In SS3

ICAN offers Ojo Jonathan Adewale schorlaship to University, gives reason the genius was not admitted as ICAN associate despite completing and passing all the levels of ICAN examination in record time   “He took ATS 1 in September 2020 and passed all in flying colours, six months later, he cleared ATS 2, and six months after, again he cleared ATS 3, which was September 2020,” President, Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), Mrs Comfort Olu Eyitayo declared while pouring eulogies on Jonathan Adewale, a secondary school leaver who broke…

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Baba Keji: Oyo Palace Servant Who Saw Beginning, The End Of 3 Alaafins

One of the mysteries at the Palace of late Alaafin is a special man known as Baba Kekere who has served, saw the beginning and the ending of three Iku Baba Yeye, as the occupiers of the stool of the top-most Yoruba monarch is addressed. Here is his story.   “I don’t need a wife again.” Pa Morenikeji Lasisi popularly called Baba Keji or Baba Kekere said as his face beamed with what could neither be described as a smile nor a laughter. He paused, cleared his throat and continued…

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FAPEF Names Adeola Yusuf Panelist for Africa Economic, Financial Forum

Team Lead of Platforms Africa, Adeola Yusuf, joins Rym Ayadi, Prof of economics at Business School, City University of London; Koffi Ange Houngbedji, Senior Analyst at African Development Bank (AfDB); Idriss Linge, Rédacteur en Chaf de l’Agence Ecofin and others as speakers in Abidjan for FAPEF confab   The Team Lead of Platforms Africa, Adeola Yusuf, has been named a panelist at the First African Forum for Economic and Financial Journalism (FAPEF) conference in Abidjan, economic capital of Ivory Coast. Adeola Yusuf, one of the most decorated, award-winning financial journalists…

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UNILAG Rakes In N17 billion Research Grants in Four Years

The University of Lagos is to Graduate 238 First Class, 11,975 Other candidates at 52nd Convocation   The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has received a total of N17 billion research grants between 2018 and 2021. Platforms Africa reports that the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who disclosed this at a pre-convocation press conference, maintained that this was possible because his administration made research the currency traded in on the campus. READ ALSO: UNILAG Spent N18m on Data for Students’ Examination during COVID-19 – VC How UI, UNILAG,…

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Ronke Sokefun, Nana Mede, Meet Oando’s New Non-Executive Directors

Oando Plc says it has appointed Ronke Sokefun and Nana Fatima Mede as independent non-executive directors, effective from December 2021. Platforms Africa reports that Sokefun also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). Ayotola Jagun, the company’s chief compliance officer and company secretary, disclosed this in a statement filed on the ‬‬Nigerian Exchange Limited (NG‭X) on Friday. READ ALSO: Meet Real Titans Behind 2 Yr-Old TTB, New Owner of 104 Yr-Old Union Bank PHOTOS: Three Women Who Married, Divorced Ooni Of…

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“Be Aware, Prepare, Your Supervisor Is a Course You Should Study,” UI Scholar Opens Up on Secret of PhD Attainment

Number of years it takes to start and finish a PhD programme. Difference between M.Phil/PhD and PhD. And, reasons your Supervisor is a stand-alone course you should study. Lillian Omolara Shoroye, in this tribute to her supervisor, Senayon Olaoluwa, PhD, attempts these posers. The fresh PhD holder at the pretigious University of Ibadan, opens up on secret of her PhD attainment, in the article originally entitled; “My Supervisor Said.”   MY SUPERVISOR SAID With the convocation ceremony over, I made my way to PG College and went straight to the…

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StartUpper Key for SDGs attainment, National Dev -TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies has underscored the benefits of StartUpper, its corporate Social Responsibility programmes, to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the development of Nigeria’s young entrepreneurs. Platforms Africa reports that the Executive General Manager, TotalEnergies Country Services, Mrs Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, who said this at a virtual press briefing to announced the third edition of the Startupper of the Year 3, described the three critical areas of the StartUpper – youth entrepreneurship, education and inclusion -as key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the…

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14 Journos Win as SMC Professional Education Unit Hosts Post-AWARES Award

The Professional Education Unit of the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University (SMC) hosted the Post AWARES AWARD ceremony on Sunday, 10th October 2021, at the Omu Resort, Lekki-Epe, Expressway, Lagos. Platforms Africa reports that the event, sponsored by Chevron Nigeria Limited was to recognise and reward Chevron-sponsored journalists of the Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills (AWARES) Certificate Course from 2014 till 2020. The award winners including the Team Lead, Platforms Africa, Adeola Yusuf, were adjudged as consistent excellent performers in their journalistic activities by a team of academic…

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JUST IN: U.S. to pick 200 Nigerian Women for ’21 Women Entrepreneurs Scheme

How to apply for the AWE initiative available for women in 17 southern states + deadline for portal closure   200 participants will be selected from the 17 states of southern Nigeria for the 2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. Government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world. The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, which announced this in a statement to Platforms Africa, maintained that it has partnered Ascend Studios Foundation to implement the 2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), now in its third year. “As part…

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NCDMB Partners ANOH Gas To Complete Oil and Gas Training Centre in PH

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on Wednesday flagged off a partnership arrangement with Anoh Gas Processing Company Limited for the completion of the Center for Skills Development and Training (CSDT) located at Greater Port Harcourt Area, Rivers State. Construction work at the skills acquisition center had been stalled since 2014 due to paucity of funds after it was conceived by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) to train and increase the competence and capabilities of Nigerians to meet the low-to-middle level human resources needs of the Nigerian…

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