Education Startups 

SA’s GirlCode to launch incubator, accelerator programmes

  South Africa’s GirlCode, a social enterprise that aims to empower young girls and women through technology, has launched its 2018 programme and Vision 2030 statement, which include initiatives such as the GirlCode Accelerator Programme and the GirlCode Incubator initiative. GirlCode was founded in 2014 as a female-only hackathon, but has since grown to include a variety of initiatives. Aside from the accelerator and incubator programmes, initiatives planned for 2018 also include annual hackathon and training workshops, as well as the launch of the Digital Academy and the GirlCoder Club. The…

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Opinions 

Opinion: In the Shackles of the Government

Indeed disheartening when Nigerians are restricted to some positions in the country and access are just to some. Some position never need advertisement. If need be, employment of the employee  will definitely precede the awareness of the public. Some days ago, I was resting my back on my pouch when thoughts about Nigeria’s graduate suddenly flooded my mind. This, denied me sleep for I continued to envisage the matter. Why are graduates treated with contempt; image of one I last saw came into sight. He was putting on an oversize…

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Woman of the Moment: Aarinola Olaiya breaks 28yr old record to bag a Distinction in Surgery

Aarinola Olaiya becomes the 1st Student in 28yrs to have a Distinction in Surgery at the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ife She shatters a 28yr old record to bag a Distinction in Surgery with another 12 prizes reportedly lined up for her of the 17 up for grabs. Aarinola who hails from Usin-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government, Ekiti State has been shinning right from her days in the Federal Girls Government College, Efon Alaaye. She has also bagged Distinctions in Medicine & Community Health. Unprecedented. Congratulations…

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Education Essays Opinions 

Opinion: Nigeria, Education remains the best legacy

  ​A scholar once said that ‘Education is the best legacy’. However, In Nigeria, can we make such a conclusion? Do we totally give in to such proposition and theory? Are we really after education or talents? Are educational knowledge immaculate to us or a mere caricature? Do we even doff our hats for the academics amongst us? Or are we more attuned to talents against the need for proper education?   Today’s Nigeria has relegated Education to the background. It is indeed abysmal that children of today aren’t as sound…

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Africa Editorial Opinions 

Editorial Opinion: Defying the Challenges, Nigeria @57

  Half a century plus seven, there is little to be pomp about. Maybe it is because; the dreams of independence are still wishes. For Nigeria, let wishes be horses so the people can ride. The charade recycles again, a presidential speech in the morning, telling the disenchanted masses that government is working and Nigeria is making snail progress. While this “all things under control” is been acted on October 1, the country gently continues to implode. According to the National Bureau of Statistics Report, unemployment rate for Q4 of…

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Africa Editorial Opinions 

Nigeria at 57: Independence or Neo-colonialism?

Independence or Neo-colonialism?   On 1st October 2017, The Entity called Nigeria will be 57 years since when it became an “independent Nation” in 1960. This is in commemoration of 1st October 1960, when Nigeria gained independence from the Britain after more than 50 years of Colonialism in which the Country and other Countries of the continent suffered the worst state of exploitation. But the question on the lips of critical mind like mine is; Are we truly independent going 57years down the line? Can we say we have truly…

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Africa Editorial Opinions 

Opinion: Heralding Democracy in Africa, Kenya’s Example

  The ruling of Kenya’s Supreme Court, declaring the re-election of President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta during the August 8 presidential elections null and void continues to generate ripples across the globe. The reason however is not far-fetched, as this is the first time in Africa, that the judiciary will put aside an election after the election administrators had declared an incumbent winner. In her ruling, the Kenya’s Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice David Maraga, cited election irregularities and ordered a new poll be conducted within the next 60 days….

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Essays Opinions 

Opinion: Gender injustice; Men as victims too

There’s something called racism. It is any bias discrimination of one against another based on race. As such, if a white man discriminates against a black man, it is racism. If a black man discriminates against a white man, it is equally racism. It doesn’t matter who the object of discrimination appears to be. Equally, there is a word called “sexism”. It is the act of building social roles on the bias of biological functions. Let me explain, women can carry babies, men can’t. That’s a biological function. On the…

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Editorial Opinions 

UNGA; Lessons for Africa from Trump’s Rhethoric

The American people are strong and resilient, and they would emerge from their hardships more determined than ever, echoed President Donald Trump at his maiden United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held in his home city New York. The American President was at it again, calling the shots and threatening the enemies of the United State and its allies. However, bellicose or undiplomatic the speech is said to have been, the wavelength however describes the difficult and perilous times the world faces. There was little to celebrate about within the 41minute…

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Education Opinions 

Opinion: ASUU Unending Imbroglio, No Respite

The recent call off of the 36 day old strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), in protest of the non-implementation of the 2009 agreement, the 2013 MoU and the 2016 resolutions. However relieving it is that students can leave the streets and return to the classrooms, the release isn’t a one to relish. This is because of the Federal government default attitude to constantly renegade on agreements made with ASUU. Tertiary education in Nigeria continues to suffer miserably from the nonchalant attitude of government. Government…

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