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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Meet Prof Raheem Lawal, Erudite Scholar Who’ll be 1st VC in UNIOFFA History

  “Polished erudition, affectionate probity and infectious patriotism to his beloved Offa community to the fullest.” UNILORIN VC poured eulogies on Lawal, an ex-VC in the institution as he steers the wheels of the newly created University of Offa   A former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Ilorin, Prof. Raheem Lawal, has been appointed pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the newly-established University of Offa in Kwara State. According to a Unilorin Bulletin issued on Tuesday, the appointment of the academic and administrator was announced by the UniOffa in a statement. It noted…

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Meet Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, UNILAG first female Professor of Mass Comm

  From being the best graduating student to becoming a full fledge Professor, here is an account of 50-year life journey of Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, third female professor of Mass Communication in the entire history of Nigeria + the roll call at her surprise-birthday event   The Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Monday April 5, 2021, led other distinguished scholars and accomplished administrators across Nigeria to honour the first female Professor of Mass Communication in the history of the University, Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika, on her 50th birthday. Like…

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Meet Ibiyinka Fuwape, Nigerian female Professor who won AU top Science Award

  Here are details of science discovery by the Nigerian female Professor of Physics that won her AU highest Science Award A Nigerian female Professor of Physics, Ibiyinka Fuwape, has won African Union Award instituted in honour of African scientists for achievements and discoveries in science, technology, and innovation. Prof Fuwape, currently Vice Chancellor of Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Agbarha-Otor, Delta State, also heads the Condensed Matter Research Group, domiciled at Federal University of Technology, Akure. She won the AU Award for her outstanding contributions to cutting edge research…

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Meet Ramata, Professor who backed Student’s Baby in US Varsity’s Classroom

  Here is why her white students who were astonished that the baby slept immediately after it was backed, mistook Ramata‘s act of kindness and warm for African black power   The woman backing the baby is a professor. And she backed the baby while teaching a class of physiology and anatomy. No ,the baby is not hers. And this scene played out for three hours at a University College in Georgia ,United States of America. Ramata Sissoko Cissé, an assistant professor of biology at Georgia Gwinnett College in the…

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How Ghana power system collapsed, plunged country into total blackout 

  Here is a report on power crisis including a two-year-long crippling power outages between 2013 and 2015 in the West Africa country.     Ghana suffered a nationwide power outage late Sunday afternoon after the shutdown of the power system, officials confirmed in a statement. The state-owned power distributor, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), said ‘a challenge to the power system led to a total system shutdown around 2:10 p.m. local time.’ It said the technical team was still working to restore power supply to all bulk supply points…

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Oando Foundation marks 10 years of Impacts

  With its flagship Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI) and others, the Oando Foundation has demonstrated commitment to actualising every child’s right to quality education. Here are details of impacts the foundation has made in the last decade.   Oando Foundation (referred to as “the Foundation”), an independent charity founded in 2011 to support the Nigerian Government in achieving its Universal Basic Education goals, is pleased to announce the commemoration of its tenth (10th) year anniversary on February 4, 2021. The Foundation was established in 2011 by Oando PLC, Nigeria’s leading indigenous…

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Nigeria’s top Journalist, Juliana Francis, Wins Three NMMA Awards

    Nigeria’s seasoned Crime Editor and Media Merit Award (NMMA) Defense Reporter of the Year, Juliana Francis, has reacted to her victory at the 2020 edition of the prestigious award where she clinched three gongs. Francis was crowned the Defense Reporter, Power Reporter, and Human Rights Reporter of the Year at the event held at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, country’s commercial capital on Friday, December 18, 2020. Reacting to the award on her Facebook page, Francis said the year 2020 “has been an eventful and unforgettable year in all…

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How Information Disorder Affects Protests in Africa By PROF. AYO OJEBODE

How Information Disorder Affects Protests in Africa By Ayo Ojebode, a professor of Applied Communication, University of Ibadan   Full Title: How Information Disorder Affects Protests in Africa and What Stakeholders Must Do Protests are acknowledged globally as an important aspect of democracy. This cannot be otherwise: democracy, however we define it, is a collaborative venture among diverse and, sometimes, opposing forces. Often, some groups or viewpoints feel marginalised or unfairly treated, and when the other avenues for expressing this feeling fail, they resort to protests. Protests should be welcomed…

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