10th December 2019
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 4:56 pm Mosquito sterilization offers new opportunity to control diseases
  • 4:24 pm Togo partners with Dangote cement to transform phosphate into fertiliser
  • 3:25 pm Follow the Money wins Council of Europe Democracy Award
  • 3:17 pm Can we really afford not to be interested in Politics? Watch how to encourage politics in the family
  • 1:59 pm Apply for the Commonwealth Split Site Scholarship for Africans
Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are available for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. The scholarships are for study starting in October 2020 and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus […]

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God help us

Schooling in Europe means that I have interrogated different cultures all over the world. This multiculturalism offers you a perspective of life that you can’t find by schooling or living in Nigeria. I have come to understand various ways people view life. In the process, I have confronted my own beliefs and cultures that shaped […]

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Family friendly policies

UNICEF in a press release has urged businesses and governments to urgently invest in families to reduce poverty. These family friendly policies will lay the foundation for children’s healthy development and adults’ success at work. They also noted that policies such as paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, child benefits, and affordable, accessible and quality childcare […]

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Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. President Mandela was the first leader of South Africa ever […]

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Hunger, Overweight and Obesity

According to a recently released report from the United Nations entitled The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, an estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row. The pace of […]

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Teaching is a Female Profession with Men in charge

Teaching has been characterized as a ‘female’ profession, especially at lower levels of education. Very few men work in early childhood education, at least partly because of persistent gender stereotypes and norms. There are far more men at higher levels of education and in school leadership positions. Nearly 94% of teachers in pre-primary education, but […]

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ACET Africa on Skills

Stakeholders from various sectors will on Tuesday 16 July convene at a policy roundtable to be organised by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) in Lagos, Nigeria, to explore how developing countries are skilling their workforce to leverage the opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR or Industry 4.0). The policy roundtable will bring […]

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Africa

There are a few people I follow on social media and one of the few is Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe on LinkedIn. He uses his platform to enlighten people about economic, financial and social issues in Nigeria and Africa. Yesterday, he talked about the University of Nigeria’s (UNN) electric car manufactured by undergraduate students. Of course, […]

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AFCFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is an inclusive undertaking for Africans from all walks of life: Government, Civil Society, Academia, Women, Youth, Diaspora, Labour, Entrepreneurs and several other stakeholders at the national level. The free-trade area is the largest in the world in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organization. The […]

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UNDP - TEF

The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to empower 100,000 additional entrepreneurs over 10 years from seven Sahel African countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso. The partnership will target […]

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