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African Youth Taking Ownership of Their Own Future!

The African Youth Commission (AYC) have developed a mid-term strategy to re-focus and align activities with the network’s objectives at a Leadership Retreat hosted by Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), Jitolee, Kenya held in Nairobi at Ngong Hills Hotel from July 28th to 30th, 2017. The 3-day retreat was supported by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). It brought together ...

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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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Vivid Soundz Boss ‘Rural Rugged Outreach’ touches the Indigent in the Suburb of the FCT

Vivid Soundz Boss, Ambassador Micheal Friday has reached out to the extreme poor and indigent living in Mabushi Community,  the Suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja through his ‘ Rural Rugged’ Outreach powered by Micheal Friday Global, a subsidiary of Vivid Soundz. According to the President/C.E.O. of the leading engineering firm “VIVID SOUNDZ, ‘this is an integral part of ...

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Why Nigeria Must Improve Its ICT Curriculum for Secondary Schools by Babatunde Okunoye

On July 17, 2017, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) released the results of the May/June 2017 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) conducted across the West African region, including Nigeria. In the past decade in Nigeria, the release of WAEC results is an exercise few look forward to, because of high failure rates of students over the years. ...

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#Energiewende: Germany is Leading the Way in #ClimateChange!

Every country likes to think that they are the “world leaders” in some field, whether it’s trade, health policies, or even fruit production. Environmental policy is no exception; when it comes to climate change, many countries claim to be the world leaders. Yet for the majority of these countries, environmental policy is all talk and no action. Germany, however, has ...

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ICT4SI West African Network holds its first workshop in Nigeria

The ICT 4 Social Innovation West African Network  (ICT4SI) in collaboration with SPIDER – The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions  ​and AfriLabs has held its first Workshop for the ICT experts, techprenuers, techies, start-ups, tech innovators amongst others in Abuja, Nigeria yesterday. ‘Launched in Kigali, Rwanda in November 2015 during its first Conference, with support from SPIDER, it’s ...

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Integrity Nigeria launches “Project Tame” to promote accountability in University Education system

Integrity Nigeria in its efforts to ensure transparency and accountability culture is well-entrenched across board in Nigeria has launched ‘Project Tame” towards ensuring improved and better accountability in service delivery  within the University education system in Nigeria. Olusoji Apampa, Executive Director, Integrity Nigeria, in his keynote address at the Roundtable event on Corruption Risks within the Nigerian universities held in ...

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Stakeholders Call on Government Agencies to Embrace Digital Engagement

Stakeholders at a one-day roundtable talk on digital rights and engagement have called on government agencies to fully embrace digital tools in their engagement with the public. The roundtable, themed “Improving Government’s Approach to Digital Engagement & Rights”, held on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the New State House Auditorium, Abuja. The event was a product of a partnership between ...

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ICEED: Australia Empowers the Internally Displaced Persons in Adamawa State

The Australian High Commission in partnership with the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development has provided institutional clean cookstoves to Internally Displaced Persons in Malkohi and Fufore camps in Adamawa State. This is the second time in 2 years the High Commission is providing the much needed support in expanding access to safe fuels and energy for IDPs in ...

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Paradigm Initiative to Work with Stakeholders to Strengthen Internet Policies In Gambia

Paradigm Initiative hosted an Internet Policy Training for stakeholders in The Gambia from Tuesday, July 11 to Thursday, July 13, 2017. The training, supported by the Gambian Press Union, held over three days at the Djembe Hotel, Banjul, and was attended by a variety of participants. The Civil Society, Media, Government, as well as the Gambian Internet Society were all ...

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