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Sunday, February 02, 2014

2014/2015 Chevron/NNPC Undergraduate Scholarships.

R. C. 6135
Operator of the NNPC\CHEVRON Joint Venture
                           2014/2015 NNPC/CHEVRON JV NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Chevron Nigeria Limited, in collaboration with its Joint Venture partner, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is offering a number of University Scholarship Awards to suitably qualified Nigerian students.
E-applications are invited from full-time SECOND YEAR (200 LEVEL) degree students of the under-listed courses, in Nigerian Universities:
1.   Accountancy

2.   Agricultural Engineering/Agricultural Science

3.   Architecture

4.   Business Administration / Economics

5.   Chemical Engineering

6.   Civil Engineering

7.   Computer Science                       
8.   Electrical/Electronic Engineering

9.   Environmental Studies/Surveying

10. Geology/Geophysics

11. Law

12. Mass Communication/Journalism

13. Mechanical/Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

14. Human Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy

15. Petroleum Engineering

Please note that we will accept applications through this web site address only. Hard copies of any document submitted will not be processed. All interested students are advised to click on
How it Works tab to proceed..
In line with our e-scholarship administration system, selected students will be invited for computer-administered qualifying tests in selected examination centers nationwide. Short-listed candidates for the qualifying test will be invited by email and SMS text messages. All applicants are therefore advised to ensure that GSM telephone numbers and personal email addresses are properly entered into the e-forms on the web site.
Deadline: Closing date for receipt of e-applications is strictly February 21, 2014.
This application is for only Fresh Applicants, current beneficiaries from previous NNPC/ CHEVRON JV Schemes should kindly click
1. Before you start this application, ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents
Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb)
***** School ID card
***** Admission letter
***** Birth certificate
***** O’ Level result
***** JAMB Result
2. Ensure the documents are named according to what they represent to avoid mixing up documents during upload
3. Ensure you attach the appropriate documents when asked to upload
‡To apply, follow the steps below:
1.    Click on Apply Now tab.

2.    Click on
Register Now to create an account.

3.    Proceed to your email box to activate your account.

4.    Click on to return to Scholarship site.

5.    Enter your registered email and password to upload your information.

6.    Enter your personal information, National Identification Number (if available), educational information, other information and upload required scanned documents.

7.    Ensure the name used in applications matches the names on all documentation in same order. Upload a sworn affidavit or certificate if otherwise.

8.    Ensure you view all documents after uploading, to eliminate errors during uploading.

9.    When asked to upload photo, upload a pass-port photograph with a white background.

10.  Recheck application information to avoid errors.

11.  Click
Apply Now to submit information.

12.  You will receive an email and a sms that confirms your application was successful.

13.  Return to, enter your Email and Password to download your profile and proceed to have your Head of Department sign the document.

14.  Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile, this would be used for verification.

If National Identification Number (NIN) number was not available in step 6, to obtain your National Identification Number (NIN)
*** Visit to register and learn more about the National Identity Number
*** Click Create Account and fill in the required  fields
*** Login with Email and Password to complete the form
After completion, schedule a date for photo and finger print capture
*** Visit any of the 37 capture centres  to complete the registration process and obtain your National Identity Number
*** You can also do your total registration at the NIMC office

16. Return to and update application with National Identification Number (NIN) to ensure completion
Note: Multiple applications attract a disqualification penalty from the Scholarship board
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Diamond Bank Centenary Challenge

Will you like to win an iPad Mini and cash prizes? You’d love that, right?
Enter for the Diamond Bank Centenary challenge and stand the chance to win mouth-watering prizes.
How ?
Write short article in not more than 100 words on what makes you a true Nigerian
Send your entries with your name and phone number to
Closing date for entries; 7 February 2014 at 11:59 pm.
All entries will be reviewed by our esteemed panel of judges and the five (5) best articles will be selected for the final round.
Visit http://9eb.bc/dbcc for more details.

Thursday, November 28, 2013



What is the Intel Student Partner Program?

The Intel Student Partner Program – Africa is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Intel and their universities.

These partners:
Learn about innovative Intel products and programs.
Plan and host fun events on campus.
Act as a campus contact for Intel teams.
Help Intel better understand each university’s culture.

Why was it created?

The program was developed enable Intel to engage more actively and more effectively with large student bodies across Africa.

How do you apply?

Program Participants (Participants) can apply to be part of the Intel Student Partner Program (Program) by submitting an application here. Application deadline is December 15th, 2013. 

During the Phase 1 Participants will need to demonstrate the following values in their application:
University status: Participants must be enrolled in a full time program at a recognized university in Kenya, South Africa or Nigeria (Recognized and Registered as an Institution of Higher Learning by a Government Body).
Academic excellence: Participants must have a grade point average of minimum B (or equivalent) from their university. Proof of grade point average in the form of academic transcripts is required.
Leadership experience: Participants must demonstrate that they have previously organized and led other students in running or implementing a project or event that is of value to the University community. Proof for this should be provided in the form of reference letters from the organization for which they implemented the program.
Intel Developer Zone: Participants must be registered members of the Intel® Developer Zone (IDZ). IDZ membership will be verified by including IDZ username in the application process.

Program Duration

Starting from November 15th 2013 Participants can apply at any time during the duration of the Program and will be notified within 1 month of their application date regarding the status of their application. Intel, at its sole discretion, may determine the end date of the Program.

Partner Benefits

Partners will receive the following benefits:

Profiling within the Intel® Developer Zone (within regional sections dedicated for Africa as a Partner).
Opportunity to participate in certain Intel events locally and internationally. For any event that requires travel, Intel will cover all associated, reasonable costs (transport, accommodation and board) on behalf of the Partner based on actually incurred costs only which must be supported by a valid proof of payment.
Sneak peeks at some development tools, and industry-defining software applications that are public but may not be readily available in your specific market.
Access to mentors within Intel to support Partners to build their global network and career skill-set.
Monthly stipend of $50 (Stipend) payable in equivalent local currency. The Stipend will only be available for months of Partners’ full time enrollment at the University, excluding University holiday months, (Eligible Months). The Stipend will be subject to additional contractual obligations to be signed by the Partners with the Agency.
Branded Intel merchandise (Merchandise): 1 branded jacket, 1 branded T-shirt, 1 branded laptop bag, 1 branded laptop cover of a total value of approximately $200.

Partner Obligations during Partnership Year
The Partners will be required to:
Spend at least 2 hours a week meeting, talking and promoting Intel programs on Campus. The Partners will be required to send weekly reports providing work breakdown of how the 2 hours were spent.
Disclose that their activities are supported by Intel.
Provide weekly update to Intel on any university events in which they took part during the previous week and on upcoming events which the university is conducting that could be of interest to Intel.
With prior notice from Intel, arrange for a tour at the university for Intel visitors to showcase Partners initiatives at the university.
Be available to assist with planning and logistics whenever Intel has major events in Partner’s country. For such assistance standard daily rates will be paid, equivalent to the rates paid to regular promoters (Event Assistance Pay).
Provide content such as one blog entry of at least 200 words , every 3 months, for the Intel Student Partner program website. The provided content should, for example, include information regarding recent events they have participated in.

In addition Partners activities on-campus will include:
Setting up a booth that showcases Intel technologies and programs locally. Intel will provide physical booth, as well as the items to be shown.
The Partners will be responsible for arranging an introduction meeting between Intel representatives and a relevant person at the university to facilitate obtaining of any required permissions for the space use at the university campus.
Running “What’s New” sessions to inform students about the latest news from Intel.
  1. Arranging a periodic meeting between Intel representatives and university faculties leaders with the aim to discuss possible collaboration areas. At a minimum there should be 1 meeting per quarter.

All activities that incur costs will need a prior approval from Intel and a valid proof of payment.
Intel may, at its sole discretion, refuse to cover any costs which were not explicitly approved by Intel or for which there is no proof of payment.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) Essay Competition 2013

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) hereby calls for entries for its Undergraduate Essay Competition

The objectives of the Competition are:
·         Increase Awareness of the Subject Matter.
·         Engage and Enhance Research skills.
·         Encourage competition and academic excellence.
·         Build capacity of undergraduates.

The Effect of Mobile Number Portability on Telecom Services and Usage in Nigeria.

Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).

1st Prize: N500,000.00 cash prize, Branded NCC Laptop and Printer
2nd Prize: N300,000.00 cash prize
3rd Prize: N200,000.00 cash prize

16 December, 2013.

·         Undergraduates will submit essays not more than 1000 words, and not less than 500 words on the essay topic
·         First 500 entries representing undergraduates from the Institutions across the country.
·         Winning essays will be selected based on content, grammar and style
·         The winning essays will be announced by the First Quarter 2014.
·         Participants are expected to register with their personal details and a signed authentication as genuine Nigerian undergraduates.
·         All entries must be sent in on, or before 16th December 2013.
·         Entries should be sent to:
·         To accompany your essay is your filled contest registration form here.

Got a question? Send it to +23494617000.


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Sunday, November 24, 2013

NLNG Scholarship list finally released.

The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas company (NLNG) have released the list of people who have been awarded the NLNG 2013 Scholarship.
The Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme started in 1998 as part of Nigeria LNG Limited’s Corporate Social Responsibility to Nigerian Citizens to enhance human capacity development.
Please check the list here-
Just copy the link and into your browser to download the file, or click directly on the activated link here to check if your name is one of the names on that list.
100 people have been declared lucky to get this highly sought after scholarship award.
Note: It’s a PDF file, it can viewed with a PDF viewer only.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Eligibility and Entry Rules

Please read these eligibility and entry rules before beginning the online entry process.
Submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of the entry rules.
For any entry or eligibility queries not covered below, please email for clarification before submitting an entry.
Download entry rules as a PDF: 2014CSSP_EligibiltyEntryrules.pdf

Opening date
1 October 2013
Closing date
Entries must be submitted via the online entry form by Saturday 30 November 2013 (12 noon GMT)
PLEASE NOTE THAT: No entries will be considered if submitted after this date.

1. About the Prize
  1. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation.
  2. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part of Commonwealth Writers the cultural initiative from the Commonwealth Foundation. Commonwealth Writers develops the craft of individual writers and builds communities of emerging voices which can influence the decision-making processes affecting their lives. The Prize aims to identify talented writers who will go on to inspire their local communities.
  3. The prize covers the Commonwealth regions of 1. Africa, 2. Asia, 3. Canada and Europe, 4. Caribbean and 5. Pacific. (See Section 4 for countries in each region).
  4. There will be five winners, one from each region. One regional winner will be selected as the overall winner. The overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize will receive £5,000 and the remaining four regional winners £2,500. If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator will receive additional prize money:  £2,000 for the overall winning story and £1,000 for a regional winning story.
  5. The final selection will be judged by an international judging panel; experienced readers will assist the named judges in selecting the long lists.

2.   Eligibility
  1. Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country. The Commonwealth Foundation will request verification of citizenship before winners are selected. Writers from non-Commonwealth countries (including the Republic of Ireland and Zimbabwe) are not eligible.
  2. For regional purposes, entries will be judged by country of citizenship. Where the writer has dual citizenship, the entry will be judged in the region where the writer is permanently resident.
  3. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over.
  4. There is no requirement for the writer to have current residence in a Commonwealth country, providing she/he is a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
  5. All entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Commonwealth Foundation which will exercise its judgement, in consultation with the prize chair as necessary, in ruling on questions of eligibility. The ruling of the chair on questions of eligibility is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.

3.   Entry rules 
  1. Entries must be made by the writer.
  2. Entries will only be accepted via the online entry form.
  3. The deadline for receipt of entries is 30 November 2013 (12 noon GMT).
  4. Only one entry per writer may be submitted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
  5. The story must be the entrant’s own work.
  6. The story must be original and should not have been previously published anywhere in full or in part. Published work is taken to mean published in any printed, publicly accessible form, e.g. anthology, magazine, newspaper. It is also taken to mean published online, with the exception of personal blogs and personal websites.
  7. Entries previously submitted to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize are not eligible.
  8. All entries must be in English. Translations of short stories written in languages other than English are eligible if submitted by the writer (not the translator) and provided the translator is a citizen of a Commonwealth country. Details of the translator must be stated on the entry.
  9. Entries must be 2,000 words minimum, 5,000 words maximum.
  10. Entries should be uploaded in a PDF document.  Please save your document as a PDF and use the title of the story as the file name. PLEASE NOTE: The story must not be saved as ‘Commonwealth Story’, ‘Short Story’ or any other generic title.  If it is not possible to save the entry as a PDF document, it may be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document, with the file name in the same format as above. The first page should include the name of the story and the number of words (and details of the translator if it is a story written in a language other than English).
  11. The author’s details should be included in the entry form. They must not be given anywhere on the uploaded document. All entries are judged anonymously.
  12. All entries should be submitted in Arial 12 point font and double line spacing.
  13. There are no restrictions on setting, genre or theme.
  14. The story should be adult fiction and must not have been written for children alone.
  15. Entrants agree as a condition of entry that the prize organisers may publicise the fact that a story has been entered or shortlisted for the Prize.
  16. Worldwide copyright of each story remains with the writer. The Commonwealth Foundation will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning stories (the overall winning story and the four regional winning stories) in an anthology and for promotional purposes.
  17. The overall and regional winners will be expected to take part in publicity activities including social media where possible.
  18. The overall and regional winners will be expected to undertake a mutually acceptable programme of regional outreach activities to develop and promote Commonwealth Writers.

4.   Prize regions
Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia. Overseas Territories: St Helena, Tristan Da Cunha, Ascension Island.

Asia: Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka.
Canada and Europe: Canada, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom. Overseas Territories: Gibraltar, Falkland Islands.

Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. Overseas Territories:  Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands.

Pacific: Australia, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. Overseas Territory: Pitcairn.