Market Association sacks executives over N15m embezzlement in Nasarawa

By David Odama – Lafia Members of the Nasarawa state branch of the Traders and Marketing Association on Thursday sacked its leadership  over alleged embazzlement of  over N15m and the disappearance of the association’s vehicle worth over N1.5m Acting President of the Nasarawa State Traders and Marketers Association (NSTMA), Turaki Gamji Gamji, at a press…

COVID-19: Akwa Ibom cancels 2020 Christmas Carol festival

By Chioma Onuegbu – Uyo Akwa Ibom State Government has announced the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Christmas Carol festival due to the logistic challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commissioner for Cultire and Tourism, Mr Orman Esin, announced the cancellation in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday in Uyo. Esin…

Over 100 Niger Delta youths participate in SMEDAN talent hunt

By Ike Uchechukwu,Calabar About 100 youths from the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria have participated in the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) talent hunt programme on fashion, arts and craft in Calabar. The youths, who participated in the four-day programme in Calabar, were trained for two days on business and product marketing…

Call for Nominations : The Roux Prize 2021 for health innovation...

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021. The Roux Prize is intended for anyone who has used health evidence in innovative ways to improve the health of the population. The Roux Prize welcome diverse entries: winners might be workers within government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations, or health providers working in the community. Each…

European University Institute (EUI) STG Policy Leader Fellowship 2021/2022 (Fully Funded...

Application Deadline:  22 February 2021 (17:00 CET) The School of Transnational Governance (STG) at the European University Institute (EUI) is offering fellowships to early- and mid- career policy professionals for the academic year 2021-2022. The STG Policy Leader Fellowship is a global programme at the vibrant campus of an international institution. The School The EUI is a unique world-class centre…

Worldwide Fund (WWF) Professional Development Grants 2021 (PDGs) for mid-career conservationists.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2021 Professional Development Grants (PDGs) provide support for mid-career conservationists to pursue short-term, non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. This training can include short courses, certificate training, or conferences among other training opportunities. EFN has adjusted the February 1, 2021 application cycle to support online programs and locally based…

Last 5 things I bought as a student

We’ve all been there: you’ve come to university, your student loan has just come in, and suddenly the world is waiting. You have a bit more freedom now – so what are you going to spend the money on? Perhaps a day trip to Newcastle, or a night out with friends. Or so we think.…

The Handmaid’s Tale: making a drama out of a crisis

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Hall hunting: how to find a student flat in a pandemic

The market for student rentals is as active as ever, regardless of Covid restrictions on campuses. “It may be more difficult for students this year but it’s busier than we would have thought,” says Martin Blakey, chief executive at the student housing charity Unipol. “Students are really determined to have as close as possible to…

British Council’s Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) Digital R&D Fund

Application Deadline: 15 December 2020. The DICE Digital R&D Fund will offer 20 grants to support the delivery of ‘digital experiences’ that, among other objectives, will explore new ways of engaging audiences. his Fund will offer 20 grants to support the development and delivery of 20 co-designed ‘digital experiences’ that contribute to the DICE programme’s…

UN commission reclassifies cannabis, no longer considered risky narcotic

In reviewing a series of World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on marijuana and its derivatives, the CND zeroed-in on the decision to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs — where it was listed alongside deadly, addictive opioids, including heroin.  The CND’s 53 Member States voted to removed cannabis – where…

David Potter obituary

My friend and former work colleague David Potter, who has died aged 88, was one of the pioneering group of academics who came together to create the Open University.Joining the OU in 1970 when it had just been set up but had not yet taken on any students, he found the challenge of starting from…

Fun From a Distance: Broward County COVID-19 Edition

COVID-19 has affected all of us, especially Broward County residents who are used to the many activities our area has to offer. No, we can’t take day trips as a group to Miami or go to concerts at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds, but we have plenty of alternate options. Plus,…

Global Health Corps yearlong paid Fellowship 2021/2022 for young Professionals (Fully...

Application Deadline: January 13, 2021 Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders. We offer a range of paid fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement! Eligibility Requirements By…

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) One Planet Fellowship...

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021, 23:59 East Africa Time (GMT+3) The One Planet Fellowship seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected and intergenerational network of African and European scientists equipped to lead research on the multi-dimensional impacts of climate change on Africa’s agriculture and food systems while also identifying and developing innovative solutions to effectively…

Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship 2021 for conservation and scientific research

Application Deadline: 17 January 2021 The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship welcomes proposals for conservation and scientific research that make use of the Rijksmuseum’s collection and resources. The purpose of the Fellowship Programme is to encourage and support scholarly investigation, and to contribute to academic discourses while strengthening bonds between the museum and universities. The programme enables…

Shekau’s Boko Haram faction claims Borno farm massacre

The Boko Haram jihadist group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a brutal massacre of farmworkers in Borno over the weekend as the death toll rose to 76. The grim search for bodies continues after gunmen on motorbikes attacked the area outside Borno state’s capital Maiduguri on Saturday, slaughtering dozens of labourers in rice fields near…

Under President Muhammadu Buhari life has lost its value – Northern...

By Nwafor Sunday Northern Elders Forum has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari over the spate of killings and criminalities in the country. Few days back, members of the third deadliest terrorist organization, Boko Haram killed about 43 rice farmers at Zamarmari/Jere local government area of Borno state. Their death has sparked criticisms from Nigerians and international…

Obasanjo, Adams reconcile 15-year rift

…Devt, a new beginning for Yoruba race—Adebanjo By Dapo Akinrefon FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, yesterday, reconciled and settled a 15 year old rift. The reconciliation was held at the Lekki residence of the Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo. The meeting, held behind closed door, had in…

One Girl and a Whole World: What I Learned from My...

Before going to college, I thought the differences between me and someone brought up in Indonesia, for example, were too great. Having grown up on almost opposite sides of the world, there was no way we could relate to each other and become friends. Now, a little more than a year later, I realize that…