Call for Application: Nigeria ICT Ministry and Intel Software Competition

ICT Ministry and Intel Software Competition

As part of the initiatives to generate employment and drive ICT entrepreneurial development in Nigeria, the Ministry of Communication Technology in conjunction with Intel Corporation is calling on software developers and entrepreneurs to participate in a 2 week Software Competition to submit a demo/beta web-based solution for a Student PC Ownership Program. Please read the instruction below.
Click here to download the Functional Requirement Specifications Document for the competition.
Below are instructions for the competition
Timeline for the Nigeria ICT Ministry and Intel Software Competition

  1. 04 – 07 September: One week for clarification of enquiries / questions from competitors. Send comments / enquiries / questions to: Read the full post »

Opportunity for Appreneurs: 2012 Google Apps Developer Challenge


Google Challenge

This is your chance to show the world what you can do with Google Apps and the Google drive API. Apply for the 2012 Google Apps Developer Challenge and stand a chance of winning $20,000 (Not forgetting lots of PR for your personal brand, Startup or Enterprise).

Developers in 6 regions across the world will have the opportunity of winning prizes that include Chromebooks and up to $20,000 USD . Google is using the platform to encourage  and will be highlighting innovations of students and female developers!

The closing date for the 2012 Google Apps Developer Challenge is 24th of August 2012. Apply Here Read the full post »

The 2013 African Development Bank Internship Program

2013 African Development Bank Internship Program

  • Position title: 2013 Internship Program – Session I
  • Reference: ADB/12/181
  • Closing date: 30/09/2012


The broad objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide students with an opportunity to acquire professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank.
  • Provide the Bank with a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment purposes.

However applicants should not expect the internship to lead to immediate employment with the AfDB.

Duties and responsibilities

  • The fields of study from which interns shall be selected must be within the job families of the Bank, particularly Economics, Agriculture, Private Sector Development, Human Capital Development (education and health), Environment, Finance, Infrastructure Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Communications, Law, Internal Audit, Budget, Governance or any other field of study that the Bank may deem relevant to its operations.
  • Special consideration shall be given to students who are working on projects that have a direct bearing on the mission of the Bank.
  • Internships shall be performed either at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, at the Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis (Tunisia) or in any one of the Bank’s field offices.
  • The program is annually run for two sessions as follows: Read the full post »

Top tools for wordpress blogging

"Wordpress tools" (Cloud Hosted WordPress) :Free blog platform managed by the developers of the wordpress software (Automattic).The software is hosted and maintained by the team  at Automattic. is a hosting platform that makes it easy for anyone to publish online (Self Hosted WordPress) : A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. It is the self hosted version of wordress,you will need a  web host to deploy your blog or website through


Akismet : A plugin which identifies and blocks comment and trackback spam on blogs with integration to various blogging systems.


Gravatar : Lets weblogs and similar sites display user-provided pictures from a central database.


A super-plugin that brings dozens of cool enhancements to your blog.


It is an online survey Software that helps you create surveys,polls and quizzes in minutes.

Intense Debate

IntenseDebate  : IntenseDebate’s comment system enhances and encourages conversation on your blog or website.


Code Poet is a resource for anyone building sites with WordPress


VaultPress is a subscription-based protection, security and backup service for WordPress blogs and sites.


Videopress: It is a plugin that enables you to Upload and embed videos on your self-hosted blog, or on

After the Deadline

After the Deadline : After the Deadline is a language checker for the web with: Contextual Spell Checking; Advanced Style Checking; Intelligent Grammar Checking.Upload and embed videos on your self-hosted blog, or on VIP VIP : Bullet-proof hosting and support for enterprise WordPress websites.


Glotpress: GlotPress is a collaborative, web-based software translation tool.

WordPress on Mobile Platforms

WordPress for iOS
WordPress for Windows Phone
Wordpress for Android
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Unilever Campus Ambassador Program for Nigerian Students.

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Unilever Nigeria Plc is set to engage students in campuses across Nigeria Universities by signing them up as campus brand ambassador for the Unilever Nigeria Brand.

The Brand Ambassadors will serve as liaison between their campuses and Unilever. They are required to come up with interesting and resourceful engagements within their campuses, advertise Unilever to the students as a great Brand and serve as a point of contact between the students and Unilever.

Unilever Campus ambassador are required to:

  • Work closely with Unilever Employer brand team
  • Host and organize events to bring awareness to Unilever brand
  • Attend Unilever events as a Unilever representative
  • Help Unilever to better understand your campus culture
  • Build relationships on campus with faculty and student groups
  • Spread Unilever goodwill to your fellow students

Requirements: Read the full post »

2012 International Youth Leadership Academy

The second ever international training programme of the International Youth Leadership Academy will take place on 7-14 September 2012. The training will be conducted based on the experience and knowledge of experts and trainers from UNICEF, Save the Children and Habitat. The main aim of this programme is to develop the capacity of local youth leaders and to support them to actively contribute to their own communities.

The training will be conducted in two phases. The first phase of the training aims to develop the capacity, skills and experience of the participants on human rights, youth and child rights and participation as well as more specifically on Child Abuse and Neglect, Violence against Children, Child Protection, Intercultural Dialogue, Conflict Resolution and Mediation. Therefore, this training will focus on theoretical learning combined with various case studies from Turkey and the participating countries. The participants will make an action plan to follow up the process till the second phase.

During this process, the participants will be followed by the experts and supported with various materials that will enable them to get prepared for the second phase. In other words, the first training will be followed up by both a monitoring and mentoring process.


30 participants (20 international, 10 national) will be selected from countries in the Balkans, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus. Priority will be given to applications from Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey….) youth participants from other parts of the world are also encouraged, however, the priority will be given to the above mentioned countries Applicants should:

2012 Basic Certificate Course @ Daystar Leadership Academy


“Leadership is unveiled by Vision, Driven by Passion, Activated by Planning, Engineered by Sacrifice and Actualised by Tireless Pursuit.”

Daystar Leadership Academy is a Leadership/management development school which came into existence in January 2002. The school runs both the Basic and Advanced certificate course in Leadership. The last basic certificate in leadership course will take place on Sept 1st-23rd, 2012 at the Daystar Christain Center.

After having completed the Daystar Basic Leadership Academy course in July 2009, i will recommend the course because it is life changing,thought provoking,a good networking avenue and a good way to improve your leadership skills. But be warned,no amount of what you hear at the program will make a difference if you are not ready to take the next step.

The Daystar Basic Leadership course module is listed below with links for better understanding of the course content :

Basic Certificate Course Module
• Personal Transformation
 Success Habits
• Financial Management
• Project Management Read the full post »

2013 Ecowas Young Professional Internship Programme.

Economic Community Of West African States

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO), the Health Institution of ECOWAS, and its Partners announce its Young Professional Intemship Programme (YPIP) for 2013 which will commence in January 2013, and hereby invite applications from citizens of member countries of ECOWAS.

Goal: The goal of the programme is to equip young professionals with knowledge, skills and experience for effective management of health problems in West Africa.

Structure: The 12 month programme is divided into 6 stages (1 – VI). Stages I and IV will take place at the headquarters of WAHO in Burkina Faso, during which the Interns will acquire knowledge and competence in basic principles of public health, a second official language of ECOWAS, computer and new information technology as well as basic principles of management and leadership. During stages II and V, the Interns would be posted to host Institutions in different countries in West Africa to acquire practical skills and competences in their technical areas of interest or professional specialisation.

The technical areas should respond to the health needs of the sub-region and the priority domains of WAHO.

Priority Domains for 2013:
The applicants for 2013 Intemship should have interest III one or more of the
following priority technical areas/domains:

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Call for Papers: AITEC West Africa ICT Summit 2012

AITEC ICT Summit 2012

The AITEC West Africa ICT Summit will be taking place from August 15-16  2012  at the  Accra International Conference Centre Ghana.

The expo is a showcase for Information and Communication Technology products and services and therefore invites all companies involved in this sector. These will include Telecommunication Service Providers, Mobile Phone Operators, Computer Hardware Resellers, Computer Accessories Suppliers, Software Developers, Web Solutions Developers, Systems Integrators, ICT Consultants, Training, Internet Service Providers, Data Operators, Communication Equipment Resellers and ICT Projects and Programmes.

The Summit Conference will include a number of specialised streams:

Data Security: Developing strategies to manage existing threats to corporate data integrity – and the increasing new risk implications of cloud services, social networking and consumer devices in the workplace.

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The Ask Aliko Dangote Quiz

Culled From the  Youngster Foundation Website

The Richest Man in Africa

Here is a life time opportunity to meet Live with Alh. Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest and most successful entrepreneur by participating in the “Ask Alh. Aliko Dangote” quiz. Youngstars Foundation is partnering with the World Economic ForumYoung Global Leaders (YGLs) in Nigeria to produce a short film documentary featuring Alh. Aliko Dangote titled “I Believe”. The objective of the film documentary is to spark among youths in Nigeria and Africa the consciousness that we can transform Africa for good in one generation through entrepreneurship and self belief, using Alh. Aliko Dangote’s story  as a model of mass inspiration and reorientation among emerging young entrepreneurs.

Special Highlight:

Two Nigerian youths, one male and one female shall get the chance to be part of the documentary recording with Alh. Aliko Dangote. to be one of those 2 lucky youths, you have to answer the question below.

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