Category Archives: In the News

mil scholarship

Urgent Call for MIL Scholarship Application: Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019

Image credit: UNESCO The aim of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2019 scholarships is to support students and young professionals around the world to participate in the Global MIL Week 2019 Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum. It is taking place from 24 to 26 September 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden. These two events

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Periodic Table

The Periodic Table @ 150 – International Celebration

Do you remember the 1st twenty elements we studied at the junior high school? Of course, you’re beginning to call up the recital – hydrogen, helium, lithium, beryllium… About 150 years ago, precisely in 1869, the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements was born from the laboratory of Russian scientist Dimitry Mendeleev. Consequently, the "United Nations

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IAAF Athletes

IAAF New Rule on Ambiguous Sexual Identity for Female Athletes

Ordinarily, having a feminine genitals or physiology should suffice for competing in female athletics but there is more these days than meet the eyes. Surprisingly, female’s androgyny is now to be considered. That is the degree to which someone blends feminine and masculine traits to give an impression of ambiguous sexual identity. Most of the

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Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018

Image credit: the Royal Commonwealth Society The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is arguably the world’s oldest international writing competition. Thousands of young people participate every year across the Commonwealth nations. And this has been since its inception in 1883. The competition was formally known as the Commonwealth Essay Competition, but ‘Queen’ was recently added in

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UNESCO Juventus Photo Contest

UNESCO and Juventus Photo Contest – Participate for a Fun beyond Football

Photo credit: UNESCO UNESCO in partnership with Juventus FC is organizing a free photo contest on the theme: How Football Promotes and Foster Inclusion, Unity and Tolerance, and Overcomes Discrimination. Entries in the photo contest is fully online in compliance with a few simple guidelines and terms. The global reach of football is quite enormous,

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UNESCOs Project Planner

Discover the UNESCO’s Project Planner for Youth Action

With the UNESCO’s Project Planner, taking action on those lofty ideas of yours has become easy. Especially if you have been ruminating over an idea towards improving the social economic condition of the youth in your community but implementation seems farfetched. It’s a fact that getting ideas into concepts which could be communicated to partners

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Google Scholarship

Apply for Udacity Google Scholarship for Aspiring Developers in Africa 2018

Google in partnership with Udacity and Andela has kicked off a scholarship program for Africa. This scheme will grant scholarships to 15,000 aspiring developers across Africa. The learning program is open to both beginner and intermediate levels in web or android development. Are you 18 or above? Do you have time to play games, watch

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World Record Reading Aloud Marathon

He Did It! Bayode Read for 5 Days to Break Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Reading Aloud

The World Book Day, UK’s version is marked on the first Thursday in March. The yearly event organized by UNESCO normally comes up on April 23rd to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. This year’s edition was celebrated in Nigeria with a landmark achievement – Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud. In a

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Interswitch Educational Competition

Interswitch SPAK Educational Competition – 7.5M for the Winner!

For quite long, we have bemoaned the inferior prizes obtainable by winners of educational competitions in Nigeria in comparison with those of entertainment competitions. Interswitch, an African-focused integrated digital payment company has now given us something to cheer. In their new CSR drive, the company has launched InterswitchSPAK, an educational competition initiative aimed at grooming

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Valentines Day

Things You Should Know About Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day as it is celebrated today is the sum of ideas from multiple sources. These sources include religion, history, legend, fiction and commercialization. It’s now evolved into what could be described as a commercial ceremony of romance. With solid creative marketing strategies, Saint Valentine’s Day has become an enticing global brand. On February 14

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FGN 2018/2019 Scholarships for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Teachers – Apply Now!

Opportunity for scholarships abounds a lot in 2018 but information is key. The most important thing in January of every year is information, as many institutions intimate the public with their annual palns. A surf through the Scholarship Board of the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria unveils useful information which I have tried to

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winter olympics nigeria bobsled team

Amazing Ladies Take Nigeria to Winter Olympics to Play Bobsled

102 events, 15 sports, February 9-25, 2018, city of Pyeongchang – South Korea, this could actually be labelled Winter Olympics of surprise for one thing. Three Nigerians make history: being the first time Nigeria participates in Winter Olympics; being the first ever Africans to compete in the sport of bobsled. Bobsled or bobsleigh was first

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Educational Competition

Educational Competitions for 2018, Opportunity to Win Big!

On your mark, get set…and here comes educational competitions you would like to take advantage of either directly or for your wards. This is especially for scholastic students in basic schools and colleges. Many organizers of educational competitions usually set their timers in January for important activities which will crescendo in the major events within

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Food Poisoning

Warning! Minister of Health Alerts as Food Poisoning Outbreak Worsens in SA

Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has issued a statement calling the public to be wary of food items from South Africa as food poisoning continues unabated since December. Responsible for the food poisoning is a bacteria known as Listeria Monocystogene causing listeriosis disease which has reached an epidemic proportion. The disease can be contacted

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WhatsApp Business

Introducing WhatsApp for Business, See If Your Expectations Are Met

Officially launched on January 18, 2018 and already downloaded over 100 thousand times, WhatsApp Business seeks to connect small businesses with customers easily. Users of the normal WhatsApp messaging app who run small businesses were already taking advantage of it being the communication tool dearest to 1.3 billion users on their mobile devices. And this

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Oyedepo on Herdsmen

Oyedepo Blows Hot in a Nationwide Address on Herdsmen Killings!

Bishop David Oyedepo, President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel has added his voice to the ongoing outcry against the menace of Fulani herdsmen’s wanton shedding of innocent people’s blood in Nigeria. This address was delivered at the Faith Tabernacle and broadcast globally on January 14, 2018. Read the full

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Dele Momodu and President Buhari

Dele Momodu – ‘Dear President Buhari, You Don’t Need Eight Years in Power to Prove Your Greatness…’

In what you could be termed as the real fire and fury, Dele Momodu, the Ovation Magazine boss and former Presidential aspirant bares his mind in this open letter to President Buhari. The memory of his incessant letters to GEJ and open support for Buhari’s presidency is still fresh. However, Dele Momodu in this letter

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Omolara Akinmolaya, Internet Radio

Are You Ready for This – Mobile App for Adolescent Sexuality Education by UNESCO?

As a guest writer on this platform, I offer to serve you highly inspiring nuggets, straight from my heart. Make sure you don’t miss any of my posts! Are You Ready for This – Mobile App for Adolescent Sexuality Education by UNESCO? UNESCO, in its strategy on education for health and well-being is taking steps

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Admission University of Ibadan

Shocking News! University of Ibadan Offers Admission to Only 3500 Undergraduates

"About 60000 candidates picked University of Ibadan, 20949 sat for Post UTME, 9266 scored 50 and above…we can only offer admission to 3500." Those were the words of the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof Idowu Olayinka. He made the statement on October 30th while fielding questions on Diamond FM, University of Ibadan. The VC

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World Teachers' Day

How to Appreciate Your Teacher on October 5 – World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day comes up annually on October 5. The theme for this year’s celebration is Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers. Like the integral units of a production line, teachers are there shaping destinies. Teachers’ Day this year is a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education

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JAMB Admission Institution Cut-off Mark

Innovative Options to University Education in Nigeria

Truly, no student would like to think of options to a university education at the point of application for UTME. This is the reason why 98% of students applied for university degrees as their first choice in 2017 UTME. Incidentally, only 26% of degree applicants in 2016 were admitted to their first choice, and the

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JAMB Admission Institution Cut-off Mark

JAMB: Here is What Determines Admission into Your Choice Institution, Not the Cut-off Mark

The 2016 centralized guidelines by JAMB for admission into higher institutions in Nigeria is now obsolete. A new policy is in place now, which gives autonomy to respective institutions to set their preferred criteria. Remember that in the old policy, institutions were not allowed to conduct post UTME, rather they were directed to use point

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JAMB Cut-off Mark

JAMB: The ABC of Admission Cut-off Mark

It became sensational recently that JAMB has reduced cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions to 120 for universities and 100 for poly/mono-technics. At the root of media misinformation is the competition for readers’ attention in order to boost adverts sales. I wish the majority of Nigerians, including elites, at the instance of controversial news

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Curriculum Controversy

How the Curriculum Controversy Was Half-Resolved

1. Prof Yemi Osibajo, 2. Sen. Bukola Saraki, 3. Prof Adamu Adamu, 4. CAN President – Rev Samson Ayokunle. Authority in the education sector of Nigeria has finally bowed to the pressure mounted upon them about the controversial Basic School curriculum. Recall that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had swiftly protested to the acting

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Made in Nigeria

FGN Misfires Again- Music and Video for Nigeria Must Be Made in Nigeria

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed | Photo credit: DailyTrust. Minister of information, Lai Mohammed on his visit to Copyright Society of Nigeria’s (COSON) Office recently said, henceforth music and films must be made in Nigeria, if they are meant for Nigeria audience. He asserted that, doing things abroad hurts the country’s economy, therefore the Government

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New Curriculum

The New Curriculum Controversy: Unveiling the Third Perspective and Opportunity to Spread Christianity

An element in the new curriculum developed by the Nigerian Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) has been generating serious controversy. Although, the fragile unity among ethnic nationals in Nigeria has never ceased from experiencing onslaught by forces that would rather have it dissolved, current situation seems quite ugly, because it involves the education system

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Bring Back Our Girls

14-4-14, A Day of Horror in Chibok Nigeria

On the night of April 14, 2014 a thick dark cloud befell the North-eastern part of Nigeria, it settled on the Government Secondary School Chibok town, Borno State. 276 female students aged between 15-19 were abducted by a terrorist group, boko haram while preparing to write their secondary school final year exam. Some of the

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Meningitis Outbreak

Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria: What You Need to Know

"Meningitis is an inflammation (swelling) of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. This inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is usually caused by bacteria or viruses, but can be a result of injury, cancer, or certain drugs."

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Christian Court in Nigeria – Diverse Perspectives!

News broke on the 6th December, 2016 as the House of Representatives passed a bill to set up the Ecclesiastical (Christian) Court of Appeal in Nigeria through second reading. According to the sponsor of the bill, Gyang Dung from Plateau State, in conjunction with eight others, the bill seeks to make 14 alterations in about

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