Monday, 7 April 2014

Moving Forward: Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy!

Min of Finance
Dr  Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

 
Nigeria recorded 89.22 per cent growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2013, making it the largest economy in Africa and 26th in the world.
The position was previously occupied by South Africa.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, stated this on Sunday in Abuja at a  press conference on “Rebasing/Re-benchmarking of Nigeria’s GDP.’’
“We did not set out to become the biggest economy in Africa. We set out to measure how much the economy has changed. And that is the

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Be inspired! How internet changed the lives of these Nigerians!

Monday Inspiration: Every Monday Proudly Nigerian Network inspires you for a great week!
In August 2013, Google launched a competition, calling creative people and innovators to share the stories of how the web has transformed their lives and the opportunities they have created. They received over 2,200 submissions from 35 countries.  6 months later, we’re pleased to announce that  5 winners have emerged and two are Nigerians; Eseoghene Odiete and Eric Obuh (aka Vocal Slender).
 
The winners were picked by a panel of judges after a shortlist of public votes. The winners will go home with $25,000 each and they will have an opportunity to work with a Google sponsor over the next 6 months.
Eric Obuh

Eric (aka Vocal Slender) used to be a dump site scavenger, in order to pay for studio time to record his music. After being discovered by the BBC in ‘Welcome to Lagos’, he became known around the world. Since then, Eric has recorded songs which he shares with new audiences on YouTube. He also uses Google+ and YouTube to raise awareness about underprivileged youngsters in the slums of Lagos, helping to raise scholarship money, and encouraging kids to stay in school.

Friday, 4 April 2014

MEET THE FOUNDER OF NIGERIA'S FIRST PRIVATE ONLINE UNIVERSITY

In late 2012, Nigerian Gossy Ukanwoke launched <a href='http://bau.edu.ng/' target='_blank'>Beni American University</a>, the West African country's first private online university.
At 23, many people around the world are still at university -- at that age, Gossy Ukanwoke had already started one.
The young entrepreneur is the founder of Beni American University (BAU), Nigeria's first private online university. Launched in late 2012, the school allows students to access their classes at any time of the day with any internet-enabled device.
"We are providing executive programs for graduates who are looking for employment and want to build up their resumes, or managers who want to climb up the hierarchy of their companies," says Ukanwoke, now 25.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Zuriel Oduwole: Let this 11 years old Journalist inspire you to achieve your dreams! watch her

Zuriel Oduwole BellaNaija
11 Year-Old Zuriel Oduwole have been spotted in various magazine including Forbes Africa and also watched her interviews with notable personalities including Presidents and CEOs. Zuriel was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Africa for 2013 by New African Magazine.
Here is now Zuriel describes herself on the website for her non-profit program - Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up

Young Nigerian Entreprenuers, Apply for 2014 Anzisha Prize

2014 Anzisha PrizeEntries are now open for the Anzisha Prize – Africa’s premier award for the continent’s best young entrepreneurs. This year, youth organisation partners and media brands all over the continent will join forces to find, celebrate and support the most innovative social and business entrepreneurs under the age of 22. Over $75,000 USD in cash prizes will be shared by the 2014 finalists.
Hosted by the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, the Anzisha Prize celebrates initiative and innovation. It identifies exceptional young entrepreneurs who are blazing a trail of startup success and providing shining examples for others follow. In just three years, the Anzisha Prize has grown into one of the most sought after awards for young entrepreneurs globally. On top of the significant cash prizes, the 12 Anzisha finalists will join a growing Anzisha Fellow Network of the continent’s top youth entrepreneurs.

'It is your responsibility to make positive changes' - President Goodluck Jonathan to new Ministers

Jonathan swears in 11 Ministers
•President Goodluck Jonathan (fifth right); Vice-president Namadi Sambo (fifth left); pdp National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu (fourth right) with new ministers after their swearing in at the Presidential Villa in Abuja .... PHOTO: NAN


President Goodluck Jonathanon Wednesday 5th of March appointed new Ministers; they are –

Gen. Aliyu Mohammed Gusau as Minister of Defence,

Ambassador Aminu Wali (Minister of Foreign Affairs),

From Waste to Wow! See amazing things made from rubber slippers

waste is transformed into a colorful bliss --

Ocean Sole is a Kenyan recycling company that's crafting whimsical pieces of art and fashion from discarded rubber slippers and other plastic junk -- piles of rubbish that wash up on Kenya's sandy beaches.