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Education / Scholarships For African Journalist/blogger 2018 by Ottyemmy2: 1:43pm On Mar 12, 2018
Are you a journalist, blogger or you have any career related to writing? This scholarship is for you.

The German Research Centre / Forschungszentrum Jülich is now accepting scholarship applications to its “A bridge to Africa” project from African Journalist/Blogger. The scholarship includes a one-month stay at the German Research Centre in Jülich and a one-week trip to Accra.

“A Bridge To Africa” Project Scholarship Benefits.

The scholarship includes an invitation to a one-month stay at Forschungszentrum Jülich, one of Europe’s biggest research centres in the fields of information, energy and bio economy in summer 2018.
The scholarship also covers the costs for a one-week trip to Accra, Ghana, where the core activities of the project take place from 26th November 2018 to 30th November 2018.
For one week in autumn 2018 young scientists from Ghana and other African regions will meet Geo-scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich in Accra, to get in contact with the latest methods of modern geoscientific research – modeling and simulation with supercomputers. The vision: Soil Research can support a secure and sustainable food production for Africa – and a week together could be the first step for future cooperation of geo-scientists from both sides of the bridge.

See everything you need to know about this scholarship here: http://www.examstuts.com/a-bridge-to-africa-project-scholarship/

Education / List Of All The Universities, Polytechnics And Colleges In Nigeria Fully Accredi by Ottyemmy2: 10:06pm On Mar 11, 2018
List Of All The Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges In Nigeria Fully Accredited.

List Of All The Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges In Nigeria Fully Accredited...This list contains all the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges In Nigeria. We have compiled this list to help you. We are quite aware of the uncertainty that beclouds young Nigerian concerning the choice of school they choose as their higher institution.

See the list here http://www.examstuts.com/universities-polytechnics-and-colleges-in-nigeria/
Education / UNILAG Distance Learning Institute Admission Form 2017/2018 by Ottyemmy2: 3:41pm On Mar 08, 2018
The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) invited applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following programmes at the university which will be offered by Open and Distance Learning mode.

B. Sc. in Education/Biology
B. Sc. in Education/Chemistry
B. Sc. in Education/Physics
B.Sc. in Education/Mathematics
Candidates seeking admission to DLI must meet the minimum entry requirements of Five (5) Credits in WASSCE/SSCE/GCE/NABTEB/NECO O’Level or its equivalent, including English Language and Mathematics, taken at not more than two (2) sittings.

Candidate must not be less than 21 years of age by 31st  December,  2017.

Any other equivalent qualifications approved by the University Senate.


The following candidates are eligible to apply:

Graduates of University of Lagos or any other university recognized by Senate (only candidates with good honours degrees in relevant disciplines will be considered for admission at enhanced entry level).
Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) or National Diploma (ND) or National Certificate in Education (NCE) in the relevant disciplines. For this category, please note that only holders of HND with at least Upper Credit will be eligible for admissions at enhanced entry level.
Holders of recognized relevant full professional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, ACMA, ACIA, ACIS, ACIB, CII, may be considered for admission at enhanced level provided they have five credits at WASSCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO (O’ Level) or its equivalent, which must  include English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus any other two subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.
Holders of WASSCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO (O’ Level) or its equivalent with credits in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus any other two subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.
NOTE: Point of entry for candidates in categories a, b and c will depend on details of their Transcripts and such candidates must also satisfy the WASSCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO (O’ Level) or its equivalent as stated in (d) above.


WASSCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO (O’ Level) or its equivalent with 5 credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus any other two (2)subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.

WASSCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO (O’ Level) or its equivalent with 5 credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Government plus any other two (2) subjects at not more than two(2) sittings.

Applicants must have relevant professional experience, plus any ONE of the following three qualifications:

WASSCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO (O’ Level) or its equivalent with credits in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics and at least two other science subjects; at not more than two(2) sittings from the following:
B.Sc. Education Biology – Biology, Chemistry and one other Science subject of Physics or Agricultural Science.
B.Sc. Education Chemistry – Chemistry and any two of Physics, Biology, Agricultural Science or any other Science subject.
B.Sc.  Education Mathematics – Mathematics and Physics and one other Science subjects of Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science or any other Science subject including at least a pass in Further                Mathematics.
B.Sc. Education Physics – Physics and Chemistry and one other Science subject of Biology, Agricultural Science or any other science subject.
Teacher’s Grade II Certificate (TCII) with at least Merit in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and at least two other science subjects at the TCII/WASSCE/SSCE/NECO/GCE (Ordinary Level) or its equivalent;
Any other qualification that may be considered equivalent to (a) and (b) above, by the University Senate.

(a)    Two A/Level passes in proposed subjects of study(Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) plus the WASSCE/GCE/SSCE/NECO (O’ Level)or its Equivalent with credit in five subjects in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and any other science subject (For Education Mathematics at least a pass in Further Mathematics is Compulsory).

(b)    National Certificate in Education (NCE) obtained from the former College of Education, University of Lagos, in the Science subjects to be offered, or from any College of Education recognised by the Senate of the University of Lagos with Credit/Merit (in proposed subject of study) and any other Science subject.

Click here to apply

Source: http://www.examstuts.com/unilag-distance-learning-institute-admission-form/
Jobs/Vacancies / Check Nigerian Air Force Batch B Training Date Here by Ottyemmy2: 1:33pm On Mar 07, 2018
Nigerian Air Force Batch B Training Date...The Nigerian Airforce has given updates on Batch B 2017/2018 training of successful candidates. See more details about Nigerian Air Force Batch B Below.

he force in a statement on its verified Twitter page said the training exercise will commence on 15th march, 2018.

The statement reads, ”This is to notify the general public that the successful candidates of 2017 Batch B NAF Recruitment Exercise are expected to report for training on Thu, 15 March 2018 at the Recruitment Centre of MTC, NAF Base Kawo, Kaduna.

Source; http://www.examstuts.com/check-nigerian-air-force-batch-b-training-date/
Education / JAMB Examination Slip Re-printing Procedure 2018 by Ottyemmy2: 10:26am On Mar 06, 2018
JAMB Slip re-printing portal…Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Slip re-printing portal for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is now active. See how to print Jamb slip below.

This is to inform all the candidates that registered for the 2018 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that printing of the examination slip will start as from Tuesday, March 6th, 2018.

The exam slip which reflects each candidate exam schedule will be available for printing on JAMB portal.

Candidates are advised to print their slips before Friday, March 9, in order to familiarize themselves with the examination schedules as no form of excuse for missing the examination will be entertained.

NB: Check back on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 for updated procedure to reprint your slip.

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Reprinting of JAMB registration slip is quite easy. All you would be required to print your JAMB exam slip that reflects your examination schedule is your registration number. Follow the steps outlined below for the process:

1. Go to JAMB UTME e-slip printing page at http://www.jamb.org.ng/PrintExamslip/PrintExaminationSlip.

2. Supply your JAMB Registration Number or Email address in the appropriate column.

3. Finally, click on ‘Print Examination Slip’ to access your exam schedule.

Note: Please allow popup for JAMB site (www.jamb.org.ng) from your browser .

Recommended Links:

JAMB Brochure
Textbooks Recommended for 2018 JAMB UTME: All Subjects

Source: http://www.examstuts.com/jamb-examination-slip-re-printing-procedure/
Education / Itsekiri Education Trust Scholarship Awards 2018 | Apply Now by Ottyemmy2: 4:33am On Feb 27, 2018
Itsekiri Education Trust is now accepting scholarship applications from Itsekiri Indigenes studying in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

Itsekiri Education Trust Scholarship
Applications are invited from interested suitably qualified candidates for the 2017/2018 academic year Scholarship awards of Itsekiri Education Trust.

To qualify, candidates must be:

Itsekiri by birth.
Studying in a Nigerian University.
In their second year in their course of study.
Application should be by properly dated letter which should clearly state the following:

The full names of the candidate
Course of study
Local Government Area of Origin
Postal and Residential addresses
E-mail address if any and phone number
The following documents should be attached to the letter of application:

Certificate of Local Government Area of Origin and letter from Community
Evidence of admission or matriculation
First Year or 100 Level results not less than 3.00 point
Students Pin number
Applications may either be delivered in hard copies to the following address:
The Secretary,
Itsekiri Education Trust,
3, Olu Palace Road,
Ekurede Itsekiri,
Delta State.
E-mail to: itsekirieducationtrust@gmail.com

Apply Before: 5th March, 2018.

Visit http://www.examstuts.com/itsekiri-education-trust-scholarship-awards/ for the full details.
Education / DELSU Postgraduate Programme Admission Form For The 2018/2019 Academic Session by Ottyemmy2: 3:54am On Feb 27, 2018
Delta State University, DELSU postgraduate programme admission form for the 2018/2019 academic session is now on-sale.

The Delta State University (DELSU) invites applications form suitably qualified candidates to its 2018/2019 academic session postgraduate programmes (Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Masters, Academic Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees) admission.




Agricultural Economics & Agricultural Extension

PGD, M.Sc. & Ph.D.

Animal Science

PGD, M.Sc. & Ph.D.


PGD, M.Sc. & Ph.D

Forestry and Wildlife

PGD, M.Sc. & Ph.D

Agronomy (i) Crops Science (ii) Crop Protection (iii) Soil Science)

PGD, Professional Master, M.Sc. & Ph.D


Fine and Applied Arts:

i. Graphics, Ceramics ii. Sculpture and Textile Design


Art History

M.A. & Ph.D.

Studio Art: (i) Ceramics ii) Graphics (iii) Sculpture (iv) Painting & Textiles



M.A. & Ph.D.


PGDM; M.A. & Ph.D.

Religious Studies & Philosophy:

(i) Old Testament

(ii) New Testament

(iii) Church History (iv) ATR (v) Christian Theology

M.A. & Ph.D.

Theatre Arts: Theatre Arts

M.A. & Ph.D

Languages & Linguistics: i) French Languages & Linguistics ii) Lit. in French iii) Translation




M.Sc. & Ph.D.


M.Sc. & Ph.D.




Educational Administration & Policy Studies

M.Ed. & Ph.D.

Guidance & Counseling / Measurement & Evaluation.

M.Ed. & Ph.D.

Library & Information Science:

PGD, M.Sc. & Ph.D

Science Education (i) Biology (ii) Chemistry (iii) Mathematics


Social Science Education:

Vocational Education: (i) Agricultural Education (ii) Home Economics

M.Ed. & Ph.D.

Technical & Business Education: (i) Industrial Technology Education

M.Sc. (Ed)

Human Kinetics & Health Education:

(i) Human Kinetics Education

ii) Exercise Physiology & Sports Science

(ii) Sports Management/Health Education

M.Ed. & Ph.D.

Institute of Education

(i) Education


(ii) Basic Education


(iii) Educational Management




MLD, LL.M. & Ph.D


Accounting/Banking & Finance


Business Administration & Marketing

(i) Business Administration

PGD, M.Sc. & Ph.D

(ii) Marketing

PGD, M.Sc.


Animal & Environmental Biology:

PGD), M.Sc. & Ph.D


M.Sc. & Ph.D

Chemistry: (i) Analytical/Environmental Chemistry

(ii) Inorganic Chemistry (iii)Organic Chemistry

(iv) Physical Chemistry (v) Industrial Chemistry

M.Sc. & Ph.D.

Geology: (i) Engineering Geology

(ii) Environmental Geology (iii) Hydrogeology

(iv) Petroleum Geology (v) Mineral Exploration


Mathematics: (i) Mathematics (ii) Industrial Mathematics


Physics: (i) Geophysics (i) Solid State Physics (iii) Radiation & Health Physics (iv) Theoretical Physics

M.Sc. & Ph.D.

Microbiology: (i) Environmental Microbiology (ii) Food and Industrial Microbiology.




Business Administration



M.Sc. & Ph.D.

Geography and Regional Planning

M.Sc. & Ph.D.

Mass Communication


Political Science

M.Sc. & Ph.D.


M.Sc. & Ph.D.


Business Administration




Mass Communication:

(i) Post graduate Diploma in Communication Management


(ii) Professional Master Degree in Communication Management


Sociology: Master in Crime Control


Candidates for postgraduate studies must have a degree or its equivalent from a Senate-recognized institution. They must have also obtained at least five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics in WASC, NECO, GCE (Ordinary Level), or NABTEB at not more than two sittings. Pass in English or Mathematics is not acceptable. Also, ACE and TC II are not acceptable. (No equivalent to WASC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB). Please note that there will be no waiver for anybody seeking admission into any of the programmes.
A candidate applying for Ph.D. in any programme must have obtained at least a weighted average score of 60% overall or a CGPA of 3.50 in a scale of 5.00 .
Candidates applying for academic Master Degree (M.Sc., M.Ed., M.A. and LL.M.) must be holders of bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the Delta State University or any other accredited university with at least “Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognized by Senate.
Candidates applying for professional Master Degree must be holders of Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from Delta State University, Abraka or any other accredited university with at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognized by Senate or a Higher National Diploma with Upper Credit from a Senate-recognized polytechnic.
Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma must be holders of a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the Delta State University or any other accredited university with at least a “Third Class Honours” degree or a HND (Lower Credit) recognized by Senate.

Candidates are required to visit www.delsuonline.com and complete the Delta State University, Abraka 2018/2019 PG Admission Form online and to also generate an application virtual pin of N31,000.00 (thirty-one thousand naira) only. Payment should be made at any of the following designated banks: Ecobank, UBA Zenith Bank, Unity Bank and Fidelity Bank

Note: All applicants must submit photocopies of the following documents:

2 Hard copies of downloaded Application Form

Transcript of all previous qualifications obtained

WASC; NECO; GCE or NABTEB Certificate (not TC II)

NYSC Certificate or Exemption or Exclusion Certificate obtained from NYSC Office only

A 3–5 page research proposal indicating area of research interest (for Ph.D. candidates)

Candidates are advised to read the instructions on the home page of the Website delsuonline.com before completing the Application Form.

Candidates should submit the hard copies of their applications along with other relevant documents at the Postgraduate School Office, Abraka
on or before 30th June, 2018. List of those offered provisional admission into any programme will be published in the Postgraduate School at Abraka Campus. Screening of provisionally admitted candidates and payment of fees will commence immediately thereafter and end on 31st August, 2018.

See more details here:http://www.examstuts.com/delsu-postgraduate-admission-form/
Jobs/Vacancies / Candidates Shortlisted For Nigerian Army 77RRI Pre-screening Examination 2017 by Ottyemmy2: 11:30pm On Feb 26, 2018
Candidates Shortlisted for Nigerian Army 77RRI Pre-Screening Examination...The names of candidates shortlisted for the Nigerian Army 77RRI pre-screening examination have been released.

Latest Update: The Nigerian Army wishes to inform members of the public, particularly the applicants that the pre-screening examination has been postponed until further notice. A new date for the exercise will be communicated in due course.

The Nigerian Army has released the names of candidates shortlisted for the year 2017 77th Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) for tradesmen/women and non-tradesmen/women pre-screening examination which will be done nationwide in the centres published here.

Note: Applicants are advised in their own interest not to give any form of gratification or inducement to any person or group of persons to assist them in the recruitment exercise.

To access your status i.e. whether you are shortlisted for the pre-screening examination or not, follow the procedure outlined below.

Click here to check the list
Education / Talented Students Scholarships Program In UAE 2018 | Apply Now. by Ottyemmy2: 3:12pm On Feb 23, 2018
The Abu Dhabi Education Council is offering Talented Students Scholarship Program for UAE nationals.
ADEC’s mission is to produce world-class learners who embody a strong sense of culture and heritage and are prepared to meet global challenges.

The Abu Dhabi Education Council is the education authority for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates and the home of the country’s capital city.

Scholarship Description:
Application Deadline: March 22, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available for graduates and university students.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: Tuition fees; Monthly stipend; Additional financial incentives for high achievers; Travel arrangement, housing allowance, textbooks allowance, annual return tickets and medical insurance (for students studying abroad) and Assisting in sourcing job opportunities after graduation.
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in UAE
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: UAE nationals are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements:
G12 graduates:
Must be a UAE national
Must not be older than 24 years
Must score 85% in grade 12 or equivalent (the academic year 2017-2018)
Must pass the interview and tests required by ADEK
Must obtain an academic admission (unconditional offer) from an institution/ major approved by ADEK
Must have the EmSAT exam in English a minimum required score of 1250 or equivalent
Must have the EmSAT exam in Math a minimum required score of 1100 or equivalent
Must be enrolled in an institution of higher education through the Ministry of Education website (NAPO) in order to apply for EmSAT exams
University students:
Must be a UAE national
Must not be older than 24 years
Must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in university/major approved by ADEK (students enrolled in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences must complete at least the first year of the medical sciences)
Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 from 4.00
Must pass the interview and tests required by ADEK
English Language Requirements: Must pass the IELTS exam with a minimum required score of 5.5 or equivalent

Application Procedure:
How to Apply:

[url=http://www.examstuts.com/talented-students-scholarships-program-uae-2018/APPLY HERE.[/url]

Education / Maritime University Granted Approval By NUC To Commence Degree Programmes by Ottyemmy2: 2:49pm On Feb 23, 2018
Maritime University Degree Programmes Granted Approval By NUC...National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State,  the go-ahead to commence graduate degree programmes beginning from the 2017/2018 academic session, and admit JAMB candidates.

See the full details and the faculties that were approved here-Click here.
Education / See The List Of Prohibited Items In Exam Hall Releases By JAMB by Ottyemmy2: 2:25pm On Feb 23, 2018
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned the use of 16 items in the forthcoming mock examinations and 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

See JAMB CBT Practice Software and Application.

The list of prohibited Items was released by the JAMB UTME Monitoring Groups to members of the Civil Society Group. The items are:
Click here to see the list of items.
Education / How To Print 2018 JAMB Mock Examination Slips by Ottyemmy2: 1:40pm On Feb 23, 2018
This is to inform all the candidates that have registered for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) mock examination that they can now print their examination slips.

The 2018 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will hold on February 26, 2018, nationwide. Candidates that showed interest during registration can now print their slips and also know their mock exam centres.

Click here to see How to Print 2018 JAMB Mock Examination Slips
Jobs/Vacancies / Latest 9moblie Recruitment 2018 | Apply For The Different Positions by Ottyemmy2: 1:16pm On Feb 23, 2018
9mobile, is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below in Lagos State:

1.) Specialist, IT & Technical Audit

2.) Specialist, Fraud & Investigation

3.) Manager, Health & Safety

Click Here To View Details
Jobs/Vacancies / World Health Organisation Photo-essay Competition For International Students2018 by Ottyemmy2: 6:08pm On Feb 21, 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) was established as a specialized agency of the United Nations 70 years ago, on April 7th, 1948. Every year, this day is commemorated as World Health Day (WHD), to bring focus on a theme of importance for public health.

The WHD theme for 2018 is Universal Health Coverage (UHC): ensuring that all people have access to needed health services, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that people do not suffer financial hardship when paying for these services. WHO’s Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, recently underlined that “UHC is not just an option. It is the only way to realize health for all”.

For WHD 2018, WHO Country Office for Myanmar is holding a Photo Essay Competition on “UHC through Programme lenses” under four categories:

Reproductive, maternal, child, adolescent health (RMNCAH) and immunization
Communicable diseases
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
Health systems
This Call invites entries for the Competition as follows:

Each essay must include:
3 photos of high resolution (to print, upload on websites). Photos may be in black and white or colour.
Captions with a maximum of 150 words in total (50 words x 3 photos) to tell a single, continuous UHC story for the selected programme category.
Each contestant may submit up to two (2) entries in the same or different category.
Any camera type may be used to take the photos. Work created with digital technology shall not be considered.
Each entry must be accompanied with:
Photo credits.
Full and unconditional permission for WHO to use all materials submitted (photos and caption text) with appropriate credits/ acknowledgments.
Name, contact telephone, email and address of the entrant.
The Competition is open to everyone– as individuals (not representing any organization).

Criteria for selection:
All entries that meet the above-mentioned guidelines shall be accepted.
In deciding on winners, the following shall be considered:
How well each photo illustrates its caption; and, how well that caption captures a UHC experience in the programme are selected.
The relevance of the overall story told by the photos and their captions together for “UHC through programme lenses”.
The top submission in each category shall be displayed as part of WHD 2018 commemoration activities. Awards shall be announced on 7th April as follows:

Overall winner (from one of the 4 categories) USD250.
The winner in each remaining category (3 awards) USD100 each.
Entries should be sent by email to semmr-at-who.int on or before 5:00 PM on 15th March 2018. Please include “UHC Photo Essay” and the relevant Programme Category of the entry in the Subject of the email.

Additional Information:

Further details on UHC may be found at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs395/en/.
WHO’re Fact Files provide useful examples of the use photographs to convey public health messages and may be found on http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/en/

Scholarship Link
Jobs/Vacancies / Microsoft AI Residency Program 2018 by Ottyemmy2: 6:00pm On Feb 21, 2018
Here is a guide on how to apply for Microsoft AI Residency Program 2018, the program is in Redmond in UK for Researchers and Engineers. See the full details below.

Applications are invited for Microsoft AI Residency Program in Redmond, WA, or Cambridge, UK.Students from Europe Africa Middle East (EMEA), North America are eligible to apply for this programme.

The residency program offers benefits designed to give you a world-class experience. You will receive competitive pay, custom AI training from the top researchers and more.

Microsoft Corporation commonly referred to as Microsoft or MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers and services.

Scholarship Description: 
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
Course Level: This is a residency programme.
Study Subject: This programme is available to researchers and Engineers.
Scholarship Award:Students will receive competitive pay, custom AI training from the top researchers and more.
Nationality:Europe Africa Middle East (EMEA), North America
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in Redmond, WA, or Cambridge, UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship: 
Eligible Countries: Students from Europe Africa Middle East (EMEA), North America are eligible to apply for this programme.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. graduates with substantial coursework in, but not limited to: computer science, electrical engineering, data science, mathematics, physics, economics, human-computer interaction, and computational biology.
Experience developing in at least one high-level language such as Python or C/C++/C#.
Experience with machine learning techniques or deep learning frameworks is desirable.
Enthusiasm to move into the field is essential.
Ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
Strong communication skills.

English Language Requirements: Students must have strong communication skills.

Application Procedure: 

Click this link to see how to apply.
Jobs/Vacancies / Padua Petroleum Nigeria Limited Recruitment 2018 And The Application Guide. by Ottyemmy2: 5:14pm On Feb 21, 2018
Padua Petroleum Nigeria Limited (PPNL) is an indigenous company established to provide a unique range of services to the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below in Lagos:

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Location: Lagos
Job Requirements

Mechanical Engineers with 10 or more years experience in Project Management, especially NDT Inspection Methods.

Job Title: API Inspector/Engineer
Location: Lagos
Job Requirement

API Inspectors/Engineers with API 570/510/570 Certification

Job Title: Certified NDT Technician
Location: Lagos
Job Requirement

Certified NDT Technicians with ASNT, CSWIP, PCN Level 2 or Level 3 Certification

How To Apply
Interested People should click here to apply
Jobs/Vacancies / Federal Housing Authority Recruitment, Job Vacancies 2018/2019 And How To Apply by Ottyemmy2: 5:19pm On Feb 19, 2018
Federal Housing Authority Recruitment
Let us get to know a little about the recruiting agency itself. It is always wise to learn a little about a company before applying for the latest recruitment.

About Federal Housing Authority
The Authority is supervised by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. The Authority which became partially commercialized in accordance with Decree No 25 of 1988 is charged with:

The preparation and submission from time to time, to the Government of proposals for National Housing Programmes;
The making of recommendations to the Government on such aspects of urban and regional planning, transportation, communication, electric power, sewage and water supply development as may be relevant to the successful execution of housing programmes approved by the Government; and
The execution of such housing programmes as may be approved by the Government.
For the Authority to carry out its functions/mandate effectively, the Act granted the Authority power to:

Acquire, hold and manage movable and immovable property;
Acquire, construct and maintain dwelling houses, schools, communal and commercial buildings and other structures;
Enter into contracts for the construction, maintenance, management or repair of any property;
Purchase or otherwise acquire any assets, business or other property where such purchase or acquisition is necessary for the proper discharge of its functions under this act;
Sell, let, lease or otherwise dispose of any property vested in the Authority.
These functions have also been further expanded. The Authority has also been further empowered under the 2012 National Housing Policy to :

Develop and manage real estate on commercial basis in all states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT);
Provide sites and services for all income groups with special emphasis on the No-income and low-income groups. The funds for providing for these two groups shall be provided by the Federal Government and other sources;
Provide No-income and low-income cooperative, rental and rural housing in all states of the Federation and federal capital territory from funds provided by government and other sources;
Execute such housing programmes in the public interest as may be approved by the Federal Government; and
Mobilize off-shore funding for housing development.
Most people have been bombarding us with questions concerning Federal Housing Authority Recruitment. Most of the questions ask are;

Where can I obtain the Federal Housing Authority Recruitment form?
How can I apply for Federal Housing Authority Recruitment 2018/2019?
Is the Federal Housing Authority Recruitment form out?
When will Federal Housing Authority Recruitment start?
I need Federal Housing Authority Recruitment updates, etc.

Federal Housing Authority Recruitment 2018 Requirements
You must meet the requirements and qualifications in order to be fully eligible for Federal Housing Authority Recruitment.

Possession of B.Sc, HND, NCE, OND in any discipline from a recognized institution
Applicants must not be above 35 years old
West African School Certificate (WASC) or Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) with Credits in not less than three (3) subjects including English and at least passes in two (2) other subjects; or
National Examination Council (NECO)/General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level with passes in four (4) subjects obtained at one sitting or five (5) subjects obtained at two sittings including English Language.)
National Diploma (ND) obtained from a recognized institution. National Certificate of Education (NCE) from a recognized institution; or
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) in two (2) subjects obtained at one sitting or three (3) subjects obtained at two sittings.

How To Apply For Federal Housing Authority Recruitment 2018/19
Click here to Apply


Candidates are to apply for one job position, Candidates who attempt to apply multiple times will have their application disqualified
The online application is free.

How To Contact Federal Housing Authority

Having the direct contact of the Federal Housing Authority is an added advantage when apply for Federal Housing Authority Recruitment. Why is this so? This is because with their contacts, you can easily make a petition concerning your recruitment efforts. So this is how you can contact Federal Housing Authority.

Address: federal housing authority, 26 juliusnyerere crescent, asokoro, pmb 101,
Tel : +
Email : info@fha.gov.ng
Week days : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday : 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday : holiday
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment Portal 2018/2019 | Application Form Andguide by Ottyemmy2: 3:15pm On Feb 19, 2018
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The NAF form is not yet out.

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Jobs/Vacancies / Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment Portal 2018/2019 | Application Form Andguide by Ottyemmy2: 2:40pm On Feb 19, 2018
Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment Portal 2018/2019 | Application Form and Guide.

Today we will explore in greater details Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment 2018/19. There are some really interesting things about this recruitment which you will learn including, Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment requirement, Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment application guide. This guide will not just be a good read, but a sure help when applying for Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment 2018/19.

Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment
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About Nigerian Air Force
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is the air arm of the Nigerian Armed Forces. More also, it is one of the largest in Africa, consisting of about 10,000 personnel and aircraft including 12 Chinese Chengdu F-7s, and 11 Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jets, armed helicopters, and military transport aircraft.

Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment 2018/2019 Recruitment

We have created this guide to answer questions such as;

How to Apply for Nigerian Air Force Short Service Recruitment 2018/2019?
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Mind you these are real questions asked by people who are interested in Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment 2018/19.

Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment 2018/19 General Requirements
To be eligible to apply for Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment 2018/19 you must certainly meet the stated requirements. The Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment 2018/19 requirements to succeed in the recruitment have been outlined below.

Starting with, nigerian by descent or by birth.
Then, if male then not less than 1.7m tall and if female then not less than 1.64m tall
As it is, the fully expanded chest must be not less than 0.87 meters.
In addition, be certified by a Government Medical Officer. You have to be mentally and physically fit for appointment into the Service.
In the same light, if you have any of the listed below medical cases, then do not apply:

Problems with sight and hearing.
Flat foot.
Pregnant women.
Major orthopedic operation in the past
Any natural disability (stammering, fracture, etc.).

Not have been found guilty of any criminal offense.
And lastly, applicant must be free from any form of financial embarrassment.

Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment Academic Qualification
For the academic qualifications for Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment 2018/19, we have diligently outlined the necessary qualification for you. See below

First list;

National Diploma (ND)
National Certificate of Education. Or
General Certificate of Education (Advance Level) in two subjects (one sitting) or three subjects (two sittings).

Second list;

National Examination Council (NECO)/General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level with passes in four subjects (one sitting) or five subjects (two sittings and including the English Language.);
West African School Certificate (WASC) or Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) with Credits in not less than three subjects including English and at least passes in two other subjects.

Educational Qualifications
You educational qualifications for Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment 2018/19 Is compulsory. If you do not meet the criteria which the Nigerian Air Force has set for the recruitment, you will not be accepted. To become eligible for acceptance,  it is apparent that you have the following qualifications.

B.ED in:

Computer Science
Guidance & Counseling (Female).

B.Sc. /BA in:

Peace & Conflict Resolution
Electrical/Electronics Engineering (IT Specialist) Psychology
Physical and Health Education.

Must have Medical Doctors for Consultants, Medical Officers and Dental Officers and BSc Nursing. Other qualifications in Nursing field will be an added advantage. Those include qualifications such as: –


The candidate must have current Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria license.

How to Apply for Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment  2018 /2019?

To apply for Nigerian Air Force DSSC Recruitment  2018 /2019 click here and follow the instructions.
Jobs/Vacancies / The Best Teaching Jobs In Nigeria For 2018/2019 | Application Guide by Ottyemmy2: 9:48am On Dec 30, 2017
In case you have been searching for The Best Teaching Jobs in Nigeria you can find for this year, this article will be a sure and helpful guide which is guaranteed after reading to land you the teaching Job of your dream. We have packaged in this article all the information you need including the eligibility, application guide and requirements for The Best Teaching Jobs in Nigeria 2018/2019. Stay focus and go through this article on The Best Teaching Jobs in Nigeria 2018/2019.

Best Teaching Jobs in Nigeria 2018

This recruitment guide will give answers to questions like;

How to apply for Graduate Teaching Jobs in Nigeria 2018?
When to apply for Teaching Jobs in Nigeria
Nigerian Teaching Job Official Recruitment Portal?
Nigerian Teaching Jobs Guideline and Requirement 2018?

To ascertain if Nigerian Teaching Job Portal has begun massive recruitment, keep visiting this page frequently as update about teaching vacancies will be officially made visible to readers.

Teachers are needed for the following subjects:

English Language
Basic science
Social studies
Computer studies
Basic Technology
French language
Agricultural science
Physical & Health Education
Business studies
Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Religious Studies
English language
Literature in English
Computer Studies
Agricultural science
French language
Further mathematics
Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Religious Studies

At least four years of Early Years Foundation Stage teaching experience.
Ability to work on weekends holidays and outside of regular work hours when required.
Passion and enthusiasm for teaching and genuine love for kids.
Great interpersonal skills.
Must be able to maintain an encouraging and supportive team environment.
Ability to plan and develop programs that would cater for educational needs of children in early years learning.
Must be able to make use of a variety of teaching and learning skills.
Must be up-to-date on educational developments.
Must be able to keep accurate records of child’s progress.

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Possession of B.Sc, HND, NCE, OND in any discipline from a recognized institution
West African School Certificate (WASC) or Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) with Credits in not less than three (3) subjects including English and at least passes in two (2) other subjects; or
National Examination Council (NECO)/General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level with passes in four (4) subjects obtained at one sitting or five (5) subjects obtained at two sittings including English Language.)
National Diploma (ND) obtained from a recognized institution. National Certificate of Education (NCE) from a recognized institution; or General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) in two (2) subjects obtained at one sitting or three (3) subjects obtained at two sittings.

Teachers Salary Scale

The salary a teacher receives depends on whether he or she is teaching in preschools, primary, secondary or lecturing in higher nstitutions and also depends on whether he is in private or in the public school.

Now to see the best teaching job that will be available for your grab in 2018/19 click the link below to see all the jobs.
Education / Join The Inclusive Leadership Training Now by Ottyemmy2: 5:42pm On Dec 28, 2017
Join The Inclusive Leadership Training Now: How To Become a Successful Leader by Catalyst...CatalystX offers several online courses. This time it offers an online course for Inclusive Leadership Training which helps you to become a successful leader of the modern century. The goal of this course is to make you learn about the leadership styles.

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Nairaland / General / Nigerian National Anthem: Wordings & History by Ottyemmy2: 5:36pm On Dec 24, 2017
Nigerian National Anthem: Wordings & History…If you’ve ever attended a national event, you must have heard the Nigerian National anthem being sung. Today we will be having a look at the wordings and more importantly the history of this all-important Nigerian National Anthem. So it will be a thrilling journey to sit back and learn about the history of the Nigerian National Anthem and its Wordings.

Or if you attended a Nigerian primary or secondary school, you certainly should have sung the national anthem. This was usually during the morning assembly. This habit of singing the national anthem every day ingrained the lyrics in the memory of every Nigerian student.

It is easy to forget this anthem once you leave the school setting. But the national anthem is a national symbol that shouldn’t be easily forgotten because it is too precious to be abandoned in the archives of history.

For this reason, this article has been written. In the course of the post, you will not just be reminded of the lyrics of the national anthem, you will also learn about the history of the anthem.

Okay, let’s take a peek into the history of the national anthem. Interestingly, you never can tell, something about the anthem’s history might be a question for you at your next interview and reading this post might just be what will save your day.
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Nigerian National Anthem: Wordings & History
Nigerian national anthem: History

Before Nigeria gained Independence, the special British anthem was sung at all official or important events. However, months before the country’s freedom from the British rule, a Nigerian National anthem was composed.

It was written by Miss Lillian Jean Williams and was rendered by Miss Frances Benda. Both the music composer and the writer were Britons.

Subsequently, this song which was popularly called ‘Nigeria we hail thee’ was adopted by the country on the 1st of October, 1960, the Nigerian Independence Day.

The wordings of this National Anthem is as follows

Nigeria we hail thee,

Our own dear native land,
Though tribes and tongues may differ,
In brotherhood we stand,
Nigerians are proud to serve,
Our sovereign motherland.

This anthem was quite impressive and it remained a national symbol for many years, precisely between 1960 and 1978. It was often sung at official events and occassions but was eventually abandoned for a couple of reasons:

It was written by a Briton
The anthem highlighted our differences: “…Though tribes and tongues may differ…”

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This led to a call by the Federal Government to create an open competition for Nigerians to send in submissions for the lyrics of a new anthem. There were over a thousand submissions precisely, one thousand four hundred and forty nine (1449).

At the end of the day, 5 individuals were chosen. Those who wrote the selected Nigerian National Anthem were given N1000 for their intellectual works and they are:

B. A. Ogunnaike
Eme Etim Akpan
John A. Ilechukwu
Sota Omoigui
P. O. Aderibigbe

The compositions from these five composers were blended into one and the new composition was handed over to the head of music of the Nigerian Police Force, Benedict Elide Odiase on the 10th of May 1978.

Benedict Elide sought the help of the Professor Akin Euba and consequently the lyrics of the anthem were rendered into music by the Nigerian Police Band. This new anthem was adopted and sang for the first time on the 1st October, 1978, during General Olusegun Obasanjo regime. It is in two stanzas.

The anthem was applauded by many as it glorified the rich vibrant culture and heritage of the country. Also, the patriotism expected of every Nigerian is deeply embedded in the lyrics of this anthem. Basically, this great song is national call for all Nigerians to serve their motherland not just passively but with love and compassion.

The song also takes into account the historical past particularly the struggles of the national heroes pre-independence and it also infuses the aspirations of the future generation.

Unlike the previous national anthem, this anthem highlights the single chord that binds the citizen of this great nation no matter where they are.

1st stanza

Arise, O compatriots

Nigeria’s call obey

To serve our fatherland

With love and strength and faith

The labour of our heroes past

Shall never be in vain

To serve with heart and might

One nation bound in freedom

Peace and unity.

The anthem has a second stanza, although not as popular as the first stanza, it is a unique call. Basically, this is a prayer which is offered to the Creator to guide the nation, the leaders and the youth aright. In this respect, the blessings of the lord are prayed for so as to guide the nation towards prosperity whilst ushering an era of peace in the country.
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2nd stanza

Oh God of creation

Direct our noble cause

Guide our leaders right

Help our youth the truth to know

In love and honesty to grow

And live in just and true

Great lofty heights attain

To build a nation where peace

And justice shall reign.

You’ll probably hear this stanza in solemn gathering like churches or mosques. As a matter of fact, the Federal Executive Council in 2012 decided that the second stanza should be the official national prayer and was to replace the separate Christian and Muslim prayers often offered at official gatherings and events.

Overall, the Nigerian Anthem speaks to the heart of every Nigerian and it is indeed the dream of every citizen of this great nation. The anthem has been translated to other languages such as Yoruba, Hausa and Ibo.

We certainly can’t talk about the National Anthem with mentioning the National Pledge. The pledge is often recited after the anthem with one hand raised or placed on the left side of the chest.

It was written by Professor Felicia Adebola Adedoyin in 1976. Although, the pledge is a short recitation it is very powerful and the wordings are as follow:

“I pledge to Nigeria my country, to be faithful, loyal and honest. To serve Nigeria will all my strength, to defend her unity, uphold her honor and glory, so help me God.”

Finally, the Nigerian National Anthem is a symbol of national significance and the roots and reality of this anthem should never be forgotten if you’re a Nigerian.

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Nairaland / General / Top 10 Ways To Make Money On Nairaland by Ottyemmy2: 5:28pm On Dec 24, 2017
Are you a Nigerian and you are seeking ways to legally profit off the biggest forum in Nigeria and Africa? Then below are top ten legitimate ways to make money online on Nairaland. I doubt there is a Nigerian that is online that does not know about the nairaland forum. This forum generates Millions of views daily and as such should be leverage on by every young Nigerian to make money.

Nairaland is the most popular Nigerian website. It is an online forum where Nigerians interact and discuss issues under various topics, such as politics, technology, romance, business, and many others.

Top 10 Ways to Make Money on Nairaland
According to current Alexa traffic rankings, Nairaland is one of the top 1000 most visited websites on the internet, attracting millions of visits every month. Owned by Oluwaseun Osewa, Nairaland was launched in 2005, and it presently has over 1 million registered members.

Aside from interacting with each other and discussing their topics of interest, some smart Nigerians are making money on Nairaland in different ways. Whether you have been a regular visitor on Nairaland or not, you too can start making money on this high-traffic online forum; provided you offer products or services that are targeted at Nigerians.

Here are 10 ways people are making money on Nairaland that you too can consider giving a shot; if you have what it takes.

Top 10 Legitimate Ways to Make Money on Nairaland
1. Ebook sales-: If you have deep knowledge in a particular field that is of interest to a huge number of Nigerians, or you know how to solve a certain problem that most Nigerians are dying to solve, then you can package all the information in an ebook and market it on Nairaland. If your ebook is moderately priced and contains very helpful information, it will sell well.

2. Affiliate marketing-: If you are an affiliate marketer for any product that will interest Nigerians, you can earn huge profits and commissions by participating actively in as many topics as possible while embedding your affiliate link within your signature.

3. YouTube videos-: If you have monetized your YouTube videos with Google Adsense, a smart way to boost your revenue is to upload a link to your video in the relevant section on Nairaland. However, you must bear in mind, however, that only entertaining or problem-solving videos will attract attention.

4. Blog traffic-: This is one of the commonest ways people make money indirectly on Nairaland. If you have a blog and have monetized it with Google Adsense or any other ad network, you can generate more revenue by pulling massive traffic to your blog from Nairaland.

A smart way to go about this is to copy an interesting post on your blog or its excerpt and paste it on Nairaland, and then add the link to your blog under the post. Nairaland members who find the post interesting will follow the link to your blog to read more of your content.

5. Graphics design-: Ever since Nairaland introduced the Nairaland targeted ads scheme, which allows advertisers to float their ad banners in specific sections of the forum, there has been an increased demand for graphics designers.

Nairaland advert banners must meet certain size and other requirements, and only seasoned graphics designers can produce beautiful designs while meeting these requirements. If you have a solid background in graphics design, you can help people design their banner ads as well as other graphic projects, such as logos, ebook covers, sales pages, website headers, and so on.

6. Market your products-: If you sell certain products or services, you can generate more sales by marketing your offers on Nairaland; provided your products are targeted at Nigerians, chances are high that you will attract buyers.

7. Freelance writing-: If you are very good with words, then you can turn your skills and talent into cash by offering freelance writing services. Nairaland members frequently require the services of skilled writers to help them with application letters, business plans, proposals, blog posts, newspaper articles, research publications, resume writing and so on.

8. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services
This involves adopting tactics aimed at improving the position of a website in search engine result pages. More and more Nigerians are becoming aware of the effectiveness of the internet as a marketing and lead generation tool. This explains why there’s increasing demand for SEO experts.

If you understand how SEO works and can help people achieve great results with this strategy, then market your skills on Nairaland, and you will attract clients who are trying to attract more traffic and customers.

9. Website design-: Nigerians are becoming more aware of the benefits of having an online presence. Having a website or blog can help individuals generate additional income through various online business models, and it can help businesses attract more customers and boost sales. This is why the demand for a professional website and blog design services now on the high. If you are a web designer, Nairaland can help you attract clients.

10. Consulting

If you are an expert on any topic that is of interest to Nigerians, you can make money on Nairaland by offering expert advice to those who need it. You can give limited information for free and charge a premium for revealing more details.

Education / How Old Is Nigeria? (comprehensive And Detailed Answer) by Ottyemmy2: 12:05pm On Dec 23, 2017
How Old is Nigeria? (Comprehensive And Detailed Answer)...You Think you know Nigeria? Then guess how old she is. Nigeria. Often times, we tend to calculate the age of Nigeria by deducting the current year from the year the country became an independent nation. But does that really indicate the age of a nation whose history dates back to hundreds of thousands of years ago? Today, in this post you will get to know how old Nigeria is.

Based on historical data, the geographical area which is today called Nigeria existed as far back as thousands of years ago. As a matter of fact, archaeological research has shown that there were people already living in the southeastern part of the country at that time.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the history of the country as a way of knowing how old Nigeria really is.

How Old is Nigeria: Pre-colonial Nigeria
History shows that ancient African settlers had already found their abode in Nigeria in the Kingdoms of Nri, Benin, and Oyo by 11000 BC.

As at 6000 B.C, archaeological evidence buttressed these with findings that indicated that the Igbo were residing in South Eastern Nigeria. These were the Igbo Ukwu, Nsukka, Afikpo and Ugwuele people.

In the early 500 BC – 1500, the Nok civilization of Northern Nigeria flourished. Between 500 BC and AD 200, the production of life-sized terracotta figures had become quite prominent. These figures were said to be one of the earliest known sculptures in West Africa.

As at 1500 A.D, Nigeria was made up of several kingdoms

The Benin Kingdom
The Borgu Kingdom
Fulani Empire
Hausa Kingdoms
Kanem Bornu Empire
The Kwararafa Kingdom
The Ibibio Kingdom
The Nri Kingdom
The Nupe Kingdom
Oyo Empire
Songhai Empire
The Warri Kingdom
Oyo and Benin
The kingdom of Nri of the Igbo people was consolidated as far back as the 10th century but it lost its sovereignty to the British in 1911. Generally, the Kingdom of Nri is seen as the foundation of the Igbo culture and reputed to be the oldest kingdom in Nigeria.

As a matter of fact, archaeological findings indicate that the Nri dominance can be traced to as far back as the 9th century.

The Yoruba kingdoms of Ife and Oyo in SouthWestern Nigeria were also quite prominent in the early history of Nigeria. The Oyo Empire was at its peak between the 17th and 18th centuries. The influence of this empire was extended to modern-day Togo.

Artefacts like the Ife bronze casting of Oduduwa has been traced to as far back as the 12th century. As a matter of fact, the terracotta and bronze artifacts in Ile Ife can be traced to the 9th century. The kingdom of Ife enjoyed prominence in the 12th and 14th century.

Overall, the Yoruba people were said to be the dominant clan in the West Bank of Niger and they shared a similar language with the Igala people living on the other side of the Niger’s divergence from the Benue. Presently, Yorubaland comprises Oyo State, Ondo State, Ekiti State and Ogun State amongst others.

The Benin Kingdom was also a prominent empire in ancient Nigeria. This empire was quite dominant between the 15th and 19th century. The royal Benin ivory mask is one of Nigeria’s most recognized artifacts.

In the northern part of the country, the Hausa kingdoms were said to have existed as far back as the 9th century and by the 15th century, they had become vibrant trading centers. They were involved in exporting slaves, leather, gold, cloth, salt, kola nuts, animal hides and henna,

The Fulanis began to enter the Hausa states in the 13th century. These groups were involved in tending cattle, sheep, and goats. According to historical sources, the Fulanis came from the Senegal River valley where it was said that their ancestors had developed a method of livestock management based on transhumance.

One of the popular figures of the ancient Hausa kingdom was Queen Amina who ruled the first ever united the Hausa nation in the 11th century. She came into power during the conquests initiated by Gijimasu of Kano.

The start of the 19th century saw the invasion of the Northern part of the country by Usman dan Fodio which led to a centralized Fulani Empire. The region is made of the modern-day Northern and Central Nigeria

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How Old is Nigeria: Colonial era
The name Nigeria was coined by the British journalist, Flora Shaw in the late 19th century.

In 1851, Lagos was invaded by the British force and the region was formally annexed in 1861. Eventually, Nigeria became a British Protectorate in 1901.

With the invasion of the British, British Nigeria was formed. This period extended from 1800 to 1960. Around this time, the slave trade was also quite prominent with the British, Dutch and Portuguese being central figures in the trade. However, Britain would eventually outlaw the international slave trade in 1807.

After the Napoleonic Wars, the British formed the West Africa Squadron as a means of halting the international traffic in slaves. This was done by intercepting ships that were leaving the African coast with slaves. These slaves were then taken to Freetown, a colony in West Africa. Freetown had been initially established for the resettlement of freed slaves from Britain.

In 1861, the British annexed Lagos as a Crown Colony with the Lagos Treaty of Cession. As a result of this treaty, the British missionaries were able to extend their operation to the inner lands. It would be recalled that it was around this period that Samuel Ajayi Crowther became the first African Bishop of the Anglican Church.

But by the late 19th century, the independent kingdoms in Nigeria had begun to resist the efforts of the British to expand into their territory.

Great Britain conquered these kingdoms which eventually led to them being subjected to the British rule.

Nigeria was home to a number of kingdoms and tribal states as a result, the British set up the administrative and legal structures while practicing indirect rule through the traditional chiefs.

Nigeria became a part of the British protectorate on the 1st of January 1901 making the country was now a part of the British Empire.

By 1914, the British had formally united the Niger area as the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. At that time, Nigeria was divided into the Northern and Southern Protectorates and Lagos Colony.

The modern structure which is today called Nigeria was developed when the British merged the Northern and Southern Protectorate in 1914.

However, the Southern Protectorates seem to have a better cultural and economic interaction with the British due to its coastal economy. Christian missions were also actively involved and many educational institutions were being established. Over the years, children of the Southern elite traveled to Great Britain to pursue their higher education.

Independent Nigeria
The colonization lasted until the country gained independence in 1960. The first Governor-General was Nnamdi Azikiwe. By 1963, Nigeria had become the Federal Republic and had taken the name, ‘the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’

After independence, the cultural and political differences in the country due to the marked distinction between the Hausas, Igbos, and Yoruba had begun to threaten the foundation of the newly formed nation.

The opposition group to the government of Nnamdi Azikiwe was the Action Group. This party was primarily dominated by the Yoruba and led by Obafemi Awolowo. Although the country had moved on to become a republic in 1963 with Nnamdi Azikiwe taking the reins to become the first President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Nonetheless, the country still had cracks that were growing deeper by the day.

And by 1966, a couple of coups had worsened these cracks. Eventually, the country went into a civil war which spanned from 1967 to 1970. The civil war had emanated when the Republic of Biafra declared its independence from the rest of Nigeria.

After the civil war, Nigeria continued to be ruled by the Military Government that had taken over in 1966. This continued until 1999 although, there were several civilian regimes in between.

In 1979, Olusegun Obasanjo transferred power to the civilian regime of Shehu Shagari. However, this government didn’t last long in power as allegations of corruption led to the military takeover in 1983.

Ibrahim Babangida would later overthrow the Buhari government that had taken over in 1984. Babangida promised to hand over to a democratic government but it took him almost a decade to do so. He eventually handed over in 1993 amidst pressure from local and international quarters.

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Prior to handing over to Ernest Shonekan, the Babangida government had supervised a free and fair election in 1993 which was said to have been won by Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. But the Government surprisingly annulled the result of the elections which led to protests all around the country.

This was what made the Babangida government install Ernest Shonekan as the head of an interim government. But this government couldn’t hand over to a proposed democratic regime as it was overthrown by another military government led by General Sani Abacha. It would be recalled that Sani Abacha who would later die in power in 1998.

Democratic Nigeria
Following the death of Sani Abacha, an interim government was appointed which was expected to oversee the country’s transition to a democratic government. This interim government was led by General Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Unlike the previous transitory government, this administration was able to successfully conduct an election and hand over to a democratic regime on the 29th of May 1999. This new government was led by Olusegun Obasanjo who became the first democratical elected president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Obasanjo was re-elected in 2003 and after completing his four-year tenure, he handed over to Yar’adua in 2007.

Unfortunately, Yar’Adua died in power on the 5th of May 2010 after a protracted illness. He was replaced by his vice, Goodluck Jonathan who became the 14th Head of State of the country.

Goodluck Jonathan remained in power until the 16th of April 2011 when a new presidential election in Nigeria was conducted. He was declared the winner of this election when he defeated Muhammadu Buhari of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

Interestingly, Goodluck Jonathan’s opposition to the 2011 elections, Muhammadu Buhari defeated him at the March 2015 elections and he is the current president of the country.

Overall, the present day Nigeria can be divided into four republics which have been summarized below:

The First Republic
Nigeria proclaimed itself the Federal Republic on the 1st of October 1963. The Governor General at that time, Nnamdi Azikiwe became the President of the newly formed Federal Republic.

This first republic ended in 1966 after the bloody coup in January of that year which saw the military takeover.

The Second Republic
In 1977, the constituent assembly was elected with the goal of drafting a new constitution. The constitution was published on the 21st of September 1978. This led to five political parties competing in a series of elections which saw Alhaji Shehu Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria emerge as President.

Unfortunately, the civilian rule was shortlived as the military would later seize power in 1983.

The Third Republic
There were plans of a third republic when General Ibrahim Babangida was in power which was expected to be set up in August 1993. The transition to the third republic was meant to be managed by the government of Ernest Shonekan, unfortunately, the military coup led by General Sani Abacha led to an abortive third republic.

The Fourth Republic
After Abacha died in 1998, General Abdusalami Abubakar was appointed as the interim head of State and he drafted a new constitution which enabled a successful transition to democracy.

The Provision Ruling Council announced this new constitution which was based predominantly on the suspended 1979 constitution. This constitution included the provisions for a bicameral legislature, the National Assembly consisting of a 360-member House of Representatives and a 109 member state. Also, 29th of May 1999 was announced as the date of handover to this government.

How Old is Nigeria: Wrapping up
Just as the age of the earth differs based on a couple of theories, we can also say that the age of Nigeria isn’t fixed due to certain factors as well.

You can either calculate the age of Nigeria based on the date of the country’s independence or you can choose to use historical data to answer this age question. But whatever the case, Nigeria as a nation was certainly not born a few years ago.

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Nairaland / General / The Black Bra Confraternity: Myths And Truths by Ottyemmy2: 11:07am On Dec 23, 2017
The Black Bra Confraternity: Myths And Truths...Black Bra is a female confraternity and as it is with many other groups, this sorority was formed in response to their male confraternities. See more details about Black Bra Confraternity below.

At the initial stage, the members were girlfriends of the male cult members.

The history of cultism can be traced back to 1952 when a group of seven students formed the Pyrates Confraternity. Interestingly, Africa first Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka was a member of that group.

At the time, the pioneer members of the Pyrates called themselves the “Magnificent Seven” the vision of the group at that time was to differentiate themselves from the hypocritical and affluent middle-class folks that dominated the University of Ibadan campus at that time. The motto adopted was “Against all conventions”

This was the only cult group in existence for almost two decades. When the other confraternities like , Eiye and Vikings began to spring up, they were initially old members of the Pyrates Confraternity.

Back to the Black Bra Confraternity, we have highlighted some core features of Black Bra members as well as what it takes to be initiated.

Black Bra Confraternity: Dress code
As the name implies, the Black Bra Confraternity members wear black clothing. Usually, their bra or underpants are usually black in colour.

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Black Bra Confraternity: Appearance
You can almost tell a sorority member by her appearance. Their rugged and wild look is one feature that can’t be overlooked. Usually, this mien is quite intentional as it tends to create fear or intimidate those around. Also, members tend to live a life of heavy drug and alcohol use which can be observed from their speech and mannerisms.

Black Bra Confraternity: Body marks
People can have body marks due to accidents or other unsavoury events but this is different with a confraternity member. Usually, they get their marks or scars from their initiation or from clashes with members of rival cult groups.

Black Bra Confraternity: Identity
Confraternity members usually have double lives. Their movement and actions are often suspicious. If you know one, she’ll probably tell lies to cover up her movement and activities. Also, it is quite common for them to have a double identity. For example, the real name of a Black Bra member often differs from what she’s called by her friends and fraternity members.

Black Bra Confraternity: Language
Cultists often have a specific language which they use in communication. They use these signs and codes to pass information to their fellow confraternity members. This prevents outsiders from decoding their movement or actions and to keep things secret where possible.

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Black Bra Confraternity: Weapons
Confraternity members often seek ways to protect themselves. It is not uncommon to see them in possession of guns, knives or axes. They may also fortify themselves with amulets or charms.

Black Bra Confraternity: Prostitution
Fraternity members are often involved in prostitution where they offer their body for money.

Apart from the characteristics of a Black Bra member, the initiation process is another interesting thing about the group.

Black Bra Confraternity: Initiation
One of the conditions prior to joining the Black Bra cult is being deflowered or sex romp on the day of initiation. This occurs in the presence of other members of the cult.

Also, the newbie will be expected to make a cut in her thumb. After which, she will cook a special kind of soup with this blood which she will drink along with her clan.

As it is with other cults, once an individual has been confirmed a Black Bra member, she cannot leave until death. However, the individual can leave to another clan as long she’s sure of protection by this clan.

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Politics / President Of Nigeria Salary: How Much Does The President Collect? by Ottyemmy2: 10:35am On Dec 23, 2017
Have you ever wondered what the salary of the president of Nigeria is? Would you like to be a president and would like to know the real salary earned by the Commander in Chief? Continue reading to find out!

How much is president of Nigeria Salary? When Muhammadu Buhari came into office – one of his first decisions was to cut government expenditure. It affected not only the salaries of the deputies and government officers but also his own salary. Muhammadu Buhari made the Nigerian president salary per month to be cut by 50%. The salary of his vice president was also cut into two.

What is the president of Nigeria annual salary? It`s about fourteen million Naira. It means that Muhammadu  Buhari takes home at least one million Naira every month. But do not forget that the president of Nigeria has other privileges from the government. It also includes various regular allowances, like hardship (approximately N1.8 million) and consistency (approximately N8.8 million) yearly.

Now here is a total breakdown of the president's salary.
Jobs/Vacancies / NPA Recruitment Shortlisted Candidates 2017-2018 | Careers.nigerianports:org by Ottyemmy2: 11:50am On Dec 20, 2017
NPA Recruitment Shortlisted Candidates 2017-2018 | careers.nigerianports:org…Did you apply for the NPA Recruitment? This post contains all you need to know about NPA Recruitment as well as the names of the shortlisted candidates. You can see more details about NPA Recruitment Shortlisted Candidates 2017-2018 below.

The Nigeria Port Authority in Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Calabar, and Warri are the major seaports in Nigeria where goods are shipped into Nigeria from abroad. This is to enable commerce between Nigerian and other countries around the world. In this post, we will show you everything you need to know about the NPA website, recruitment and shortlisted names and list candidates who were lucky to get jobs with the Nigerian Port Authority.

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Business / Business & Personal Loans In Nigeria With Or Without Collateral - Apply Online by Ottyemmy2: 11:07am On Dec 20, 2017
This is a detailed guide on Business & Personal Loans in Nigeria with or without Collateral. It is our earnest belief and expectation that this guide will go a long way in helping you to get a loan and establish your business here in Nigeria. So be kind enough to go through this guide so that you can get the necessary help you need.

Do you want to apply for a loan online? If yes, then follow these steps outlined and explained below before you go ahead to fill any forms online. First, you need to be aware that some banks may give you the option to apply for a soft loan, personal loan, business loan etc online and the application process is usually very simple and fast too. If you choose to approach a bank physically, then you need to see a "Sample of a letter of application for a loan in a Bank".

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Presently, instead of going to a bank branch or speaking to the call center agents/staffs, you can easily access the loan application forms online, see their terms and conditions, and evaluate the interest rates and so on. As a matter of fact, this simply means that you can completely fill the form at any time and go through it at your own discretion.

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