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8th Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition

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Entry for the 8th edition of the yearly NSE National Essay Competiton orgnised by Nigerian Stock Exchange in on. The topicc for this years essay is:

How Can I Monitor My Investment On The Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Your essay must be hand-written, in not more that 2-page foolscap sheet. Organisers says marks will be awarded for clarity of work and orderly presentation of relevant facts.

Deadline: Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

For details (inclucing addresses where entries should be returned to, pick a entry forms in any branch of First Bank of Nigeria PLC and Access Bank PLC Nationwide OR download one from NSE’s website (Adobe Arobat Reader required).

July 11, 2007 |

1st SSA-NAPS Nigeria National Philosophical Essay Competition

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National Association of Philosophy Students-Nigeria (NAPS) in conjunction with the
Secular Student Alliance (SSA) – USA presents the
1st National Philosophical Essay Competition with the theme,
Philosophy and Rationalism:
Solutions to Africa’s
Underdevelopment.

Entrance:

The Essay Competition is open to students and non students alike, irrespective of nationalities and cultural affiliations. All Essays should be accompanied by an abstract (350 words maximum) which would solely be assessed to pre-select essay. The Essay should not exceed 3500 words excluding abstract.

The Essay should be submitted electronically to Essay2007@napsnigeria.org

Deadline: August 31st 2007.

Criteria: Winners will be selected based on originality of ideas, clarity, persuasiveness of writing, accessibility of content to a general audience, and the quality of logic behind supporting arguments and counter-arguments.

Prizes and Awards

  • 1st Prize: A collection of philosophical books autographed by reputable scholars, a certificate and magazines and some collectibles.
  • 2nd and 3rd Prize: Some autographed philosophical books and a certificate with magazines.
  • First 20 Entrants shall be given a free DVD containing about 5000 ebooks.

For details: visit www.napsnigeria.org or www.secularstudent.org .

July 5, 2007 |

Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) Annual Film Essay Competition 2007/2008

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The 3rd edition of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) Annual Film Essay Competition has commenced with the topic: The Nigerian Movie: Global Socio-Cultural Impact. The competition is open to all Nigerians 18 years of age and above. Interested individuals can begin to forward their entries via

  • email to the NFC’s official e-mail address: md_nfc@hotmail or
  • mail/courier to the Headquarters of the Corporation: Nigerian Film Corporation, No. 218T Liberty Dam Road, P. O. Box 693, Jos, Plateau State.

All essays which must be typewritten and should be between 6 – 8 pages (A4 size paper).

Entry closes: August 11, 2007.

Result will be announced later in the year and prizes presented during the 2008 edition of the ZUMA Film Festival to be held March next year.

Miss Abiola C. Lagungu, a student of Babcock University, Ogun State emerged one of the winners of the last edition (2006/2007) with the topic: Motion Picture and the Nigerian Image. She along with the two other winners will be presented with prizes during this year’s edition of the NFC/RIM Annual Training Workshop, branded SHOOT! to be held at the National Film Institute, Jos the Plateau State capital from July 23rd – 26th 2007.

June 24, 2007 |

NIIT Nigeria Scholarship 2007

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Get a fee waiver of up to N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) on any of the courses offered by NIIT Nigeria as part of the 8th NIIT Nigeria annual scholarship award. The courses are:

  • Oracle 11i
  • Oracle 10g
  • Microsoft Certified System Enginner 2003
  • Sun Java Enterprise Architect
  • Software Enterprenuer

To apply, fill an application form at your nearest NIIT center, at any Zenith Bank Plc near you or at www.niitnigeriascholarship.com.

Application closes on: Friday, 20th July 2007

No knowledge of computer is required for you to qualify

NIIT is an international IT training centre which at last count have trained over 3.5 million students worldwide and ranked amongst the top 22 IT institutions across the globe by International Data Corporation.

NIIT has a training center in several Nigerian city including Abeokuta.

Qualifying Examinamation holds 9am on Saturday 21st July 2007

Result would be out on Saturday 28th July 2007.

June 22, 2007 |

JAMB Releases 2007 Examination Results

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday, 30th May 2007, released results of the 2007 Universities Matriculation Examination (UME) which took place nationwide as well as in five other countries including Ghana, Cameroon, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Benin on May 5, 2007. This is the first time the examination body would be releasing results within one month of the conduct of the examination. Candidate can now check their results online by logging on to http://www.jambonline.org/.

The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde, announced the release of the results in Abuja. Available statistics indicate that

  • Of the 911,679 candidates who completed and returned application forms for the examination, 854,439 candidates sat for the examination.
  • A total of 21,466 results are being withheld by the Examination body.
  • Social Sciences and Medical sciences topped the list of preferred faculties by candidates with 23.73 per cent and 18.17 per cent respectively. Faculties of Education and Agriculture with 3.53 percent and 1.07 percent respectively trailed the list.
  • Imo, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Ogun state had the highest number of candidates seeking placements in the nation’s universities while Kebbi, Sokoto, Taraba, Zamfara, Jigawa and Yobe had the lowest number of applications.

The three best candidates in the examination, are yet to be declared. The JAMB boss explained that the three candidates with the highest scores in the 2007 UME could not be ascertained due to ongoing investigations into cases of examination malpractices where some of the highest scores were under probe. He said the full details of the best candidates would be made available after investigations.

June 2, 2007 |

12-year-old Student Emerges Cowbell National Mathematics Champion

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A 12-year-old Senior Secondary School II student of Ota Total Academy, Ota, Ogun State, Master Sanni Abdulmusawwir has emerged as the 2007 National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC) overall best student for the senior category. At the second and the final stage of the examination took place on Saturday March 31, 2007 in Lagos he scored a total of 95 per cent (46 in the objectives and 49 in theory) to accomplish the feat.

Little Master Abdulmusawwir was declared the competition’s champion at a prize-giving ceremony that held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Abuja on Wednesday May 9, 2007. He went home with a cash prize of N130,000, a plaque medal, certificate along with a bag containing lots of Cowbell gifts. His school, Ota Total Academy, was also rewarded with 200 plastic chairs and tables. Speaking at the Prize Giving ceremony, Mr. Adekunle Ajala, the Human Resource Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, disclosed that over sixteen thousand students in 128 locations across the country sat for this year’s competition (the 9th edition), on Saturday, February 10, 2007.

Master Abdulmusawwir alongside Chidubem Ezeaka, the second place winner in the senior category also represented Nigeria in the just concluded Pan Africa Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) held in Abuja recently.

National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC) is a yearly competition sponsored by Promasidor Nigeria Ltd., makers of Cowbell Milk, Cowbell Chocolate Food drink, Miksi Milk, Drink-O-Pop, Loya milk, Top Tea and Onga Food Seasonings. The competition is Promasidor’s corporate social responsibility aimed at changing the perception of Nigerian students that mathematics is a very difficult subject. The first edition was conducted only in Lagos State in 1998. It gradually expanded in scope becoming a national affair in 2001, covering the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

May 24, 2007 |

First Bank Annual Essay/Quiz Competition

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First Bank of Nigeria Plc, a leading financial services supermarket in Nigeria as part of her Corporate Social Responsibility has over the years been promoting academic excellence by organizing annual essay and quiz competitions. Her objective is to stimulate intellectual discourse among students and prepare them for the challenges of leadership in the future. This year competition has been announce on the banks website.

The essay competition is open to all undergraduates of Nigerian universities and polytechnics

Entry: May 15 and June 25, 2007.

Topic: Harnessing the Potential of Nigerian Banks for Meeting the Millennium Development Goals.


The quiz competition is open to secondary schools nationwide.

Entry: May 21 to June 18, 2007.


For details visit the bank’s website.

May 23, 2007 |

Nigerian Women Association of Georgia Scholarship 2007

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The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia plans to award 36 one-time scholarships, one per state of origin in the amount of forty thousand Naira each, to female students in Nigerian universities.

Requirements

  • An applicant must be a Nigerian female student in a Nigerian University
  • An explanation of why you need and should receive the scholarship (not more than one-half typed page).
  • A type-written, double-spaced, two-page essay on:  When You Educate a Woman, You Educate a Community

All applications must include the following:

  • State of origin
  • A letter of recommendation from two of the following community leaders: Imam, Pastor, Village Head, Local Government Leaders
  • A current address, phone number, and an e-mail address
  • Permanent Address
  • A letter of recommendation from the Dean/Department Head of the University
  • Photocopy of your university student identification card
  • A current photograph of yourself

NOTE:

  • All applications entries must be type-written and double spaced.
  • Late applications will not be accepted. All applications must be received at our office by May 15, 2007
  • Applications may not be faxed or e-mailed
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship

Application Deadline: May 30th, 2007

All applications must be mailed directly to:

Nigerian Women Association of Georgia
P. O. Box 14532
Atlanta GA. 30324
USA


For details visit the association’s website

May 21, 2007 |

Ogun Promotes ICT-Based Education

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Ogun State government has taken delivery of another batch of 420 computers under its School-Net programme for secondary schools across the three senatorial districts. Under the initiative, all secondary schools are to have computer laboratories to be manned by a trained IT teacher.

Delivering the work stations to beneficiary schools on Friday, the consultant to the state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel on information communication technology (ICT), Mr. Folorunsho Ali said the idea was to foster knowledge in the areas of socio-economic and political development in response to global competitiveness.

The School-Net has so far covered 128 secondary schools in the state since inception in 2004, while the latest delivery would be shared among 40 schools under its third phase, Ali stated.

Ali lauded the initiative of the governor in IT development, saying the government would soon begin the connection of primary schools to the project “apparently to catch them young”.

The School-Net project manager, Mr. Tunde Kuku allayed fears that the laboratories would go the way of science laboratories in the past, with assurances that CISCO trained professionals would do routine maintenance of the laboratories through the trained teachers.

He agreed with the School-Net coordinator, Mr. Tunji Akoni that exposing the secondary schools students to systems would give them an edge over the contemporaries and position them at advantage for global competition.

By Segun Adeleye

Source: Independent Online

April 23, 2007 |

Nigerian Cabotage Promotions Essay Competition 2007

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Nigerian Cabotage Promotions is organizing an online essay competition open to Nigerian Secondary school students or youths of Nigerian descent under the age of 23 years based in Nigeria or in Diasporas to mark the unofficial Nigerian Cabotage Day celebrations.

Topic chosen: The Nigerian Cabotage Act of 2003: A legacy for now and the future….Discuss what you can see in the Nigerian maritime related horizons.

Reason for Topic: To create awareness amongst the next generation of Nigerians as it relates to the maritime sector and to possibly kindle in them a desire to move Nigeria in the direction of a truly Cabotage nation while offering a token monetary incentive for the interest shown.

Prize awards

  • 1st prize: $500.00
  • 2nd prize $300.00
  • 3rd prize: $200.00

Panel of Judges considered:

  1. Mrs. Mfon Ekong Usoro, The Director General of NAMASA (ACCEPTED JUDGE)
  2. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN and current NBA President aka Mr. Cabotage (PENDING JUDGE)
  3. Mrs. Ify Akerele, The Director General of Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (PENDING JUDGE)
  4. Emeka Akabogu, Barrister and Solicitor, Principal Partner of ARS (ACCEPTED JUDGE)
  5. Mr. Eddie Skinn, Executive Director, External Affairs Addax Petroleum Development ( Nigeria ) Limited (PENDING JUDGE)

Submission Deadline: April, 23rd, 2007

Submit essays to: daniel@nigeriancabotage.com

Prize to be awarded by April 30th, 2007 in celebration of Nigeria ’s unofficial Nigerian Cabotage Day.

March 22, 2007 |

Ogun Takes Delivery Of 1,000 Computer Sets To Boost SchoolNet

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Determined to equip every secondary school in Ogun State with a benefiting computer laboratory, the Bureau of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has taken delivery of another 1000 set of computers.

The computers contained necessary accessories to make complete laboratory for the schools.

It will be recalled that 2 phases of 400 & 420 computers each had been received before distributed at 10 computer per school to 82 schools.

Speaking in an interview, the Consultant to the Governor on ICT, Mr. Folorunso Alli noted that it was the State Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel insisted that every secondary and technical college in the State be fully equipped to enable students be computer literate at all levels.

He reaffirmed the commitment of Otunba Daniel to make the best use of ICT to better the lot of the generality of the people of Ogun State.

Also speaking the Coordinator of the school net programme, Mr. O. Akanni said 189 teachers had been trained in readiness for the computers, noting that the consignment would soon be distribute to another 100 schools.

He explained that 82 schools benefited in the first and second phase of the programme bringing the total of benefiting schools to 182 out of the 280 secondary schools spread across the State.

Source: Ogun State Govenment website – News Section

March 17, 2007 |
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