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Online courses as a means of developing #digital expertise in #Africa!

“The World is flat” is the title of the bestselling book by Thomas Friedman, the influential American author and Journalist, where he argued that several developments in the 21st century such as outsourcing, the personal computer, the Internet, the standardization of commercial technology globally and international trade have led to a shift in economic competitiveness across the world. This shift ...

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“At SOBCA, we sell serenity, which is the inner peace you crave for’ – Samuel Obafemi

Sam Obafemi, founder of Samuel Obafemi Behavioural Change Academy (SOBCA) has reiterated the purpose to which his academy was created, which is not only to sell and share knowledge but also serenity, the inner peace that everyone human on the face of earth crave for.   He stated at yesterday at the official launch of his online learning platform “sobcaonline.com” which ...

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Much Ado About JAMB 120: Another Directionless Noise in the Nigerian Education Sphere

By Ibrahim Ajala Hell is now on the loose. Another Nigerian agency JAMB has decided to follow the steps of others in sinking the Nigerian dream of Vision 20:2020 by reducing the entry cut off mark to 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education. Nigerians has been transformed into a “public affairs analyst”. Reprobatory remarks from ...

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UNESCO, TZE raising new generation coders through Youth Mobile App Training Programme!

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with The Zariah Elizabeth Foundation (TZE) has put together a two-week Youth Mobile App training Initiative for teenage aspiring techpreneurs in Abuja. The Youth Mobile Initiative which seems to build on the experience of many worldwide initiatives that introduce young people to computer science programming (learning-to-code) and problem solving (coding-to-learn). According to Dayo Akindolani, Executive Director, TZE, ...

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Lessons in digital rights advocacy from the #Kenyan 2017 Elections

By Babatunde Okunoye In an earlier blog post, I had drawn the attention of the world to watch out for digital rights violations during 3 critical African elections in August – in Kenya, Rwanda and Angola. Digital rights violations such as Internet disruptions, social media clampdowns and arrests have been known to coincide with election time on the continent, as ...

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#Millennials: A resurgence of Socio-Political Correctness in the 21st Century!  

By Oladotun Fadeyiye There are abounding narratives on the great impacts and positive contributions of the “Millennials” toward statecraft and other fields of endeavour across the globe. The technological revolution in the world of communication has not only made this possible but has brought about transformational reality of “Global Village” which is a reality a large numbers of conservative societies ...

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“Police are the reason most rapists, sex offenders go unpunished for their crimes in Nigeria” – Njemanze

By Oladotun Fadeyiye Abuja based Human Right Activist, Dorothy Njemanze, has blamed some “Bad Eggs” within the Nigeria Police Force as the reason most rapists, sex offenders and other gender-based violence culprits often escape the wrath of the law for the heinous crimes they have committed against minors and women in Nigeria. While recounting her several horrific experiences fighting for ...

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‘A good Nigeria is better than a good Arewa, Oduduwa or Biafra’ – Wole Soyinka

Legendary Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has expressed his patriotism for his fatherland, Nigeria amidst several agitations from different political factions and ethnic groups caused by current socio-economic crisis in the country. In his well-thought out Poem, he admonishes Nigerians to ignore those who are whipping up political, religious and tribal sentiments in order to cause war and major break-up ...

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How network marketing can eradicate hunger, malnutrition – Pat Ogbidi   

Patricia Ogbidi is an architect who appreciates the value of designing structures that last.  In this interview, she brings that same passion for practical design and functional construction into multi-level marketing to address the basic issue of man – food and nutrition.  Read our exclusive interview with her below:   What exactly is network marketing, and what makes it tick?   Network marketing ...

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LETTER TO NIGERIAN YOUTHS: Throw Away That Degree Otherwise You Will Die Poor!

A Nigerian friend based in South Africa wrote and sent this strong worded and thought-provoking letter to me to share with the Nigerian Youth. Though, the contents are his personal views put together to motivate and jolt other young Nigerians from their slumber to make something meaningful out their lives rather than waiting for government to provide them with means ...

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