News: FCMB launches Flexx Entrepreneurship Masterclass for Nigerian students

First City Monument Bank, FCMB, has kicked-off its Flexx Entrepreneurship Masterclass series with a debut in Nigeria’s premier higher institution, the University of Ibadan, UI. This is in line with the Bank’s commitment to support the aspirations of its customers, including the teeming Nigerian youths who are interested in starting and growing successful businesses. Through … Continue reading News: FCMB launches Flexx Entrepreneurship Masterclass for Nigerian students

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Opportunities This week: Internship opportunities, The MakeItChallenge and more

(Image from career ucsf) This week we’ve put together a list of internships, trainings and other opportunities for African undergraduates and student entrepreneurs. Customer Service/Social Media Marketer Company: Terawork (E-Commerce) Location: Lagos Mainland, Lagos Position: INTERNSHIP Closes June 17th. Position Description The role is basically to achieve superior customer engagement and intimacy, website traffic and … Continue reading Opportunities This week: Internship opportunities, The MakeItChallenge and more

9 Great Jobs You Can Have Without A University Degree

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person-731479_640 (1)Education is indeed a great asset. Anyone with a degree should place value on his education. Going by the reality of our time, however, good skills, great talent and work experience seem to be of equal importance with education these days, especially when it comes to creating sustainable wealth opportunities. While basic education is needed to be gainfully employed in any organization, you do not need a Cambridge degree to qualify for most jobs available on the job market now a days. Below are some jobs you can get without a university degree and some businesses you can start on your own and be successful even without a degree.
REAL ESTATE: If you have enough capital for it, you can venture into real estate and start a rental-property-business. You do not a degree for this. Investment in real estate is profitable and if you do not have enough experience…

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10 Business Ideas for Students in Nigeria

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Starting a business as a student in Nigeria – and anywhere in the world – is a very difficult task.  Both endeavors – school and business – need quality time and attention.  Interestingly, the benefits of starting at a business at school far outweighs the difficulties that usually come with it. For one thing,  you do not want to be broke while still in school, and when you eventually graduate, you would not want to sit idly waiting endless till you would be called by a company’s HR. Also, tuition and costs of things go up every year. By starting a small business as a student, you can make some cool money with which you can sort some of your bills and still have a business to fall back on once you are out of school. Here are 9 business ideas that cost little-to-no money and peculiarly suit African student…

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Top 12 African Fashion Blogs for Fashion Lovers

(Image from Denolagrey.com) I would not call myself a fashionista by any standard. But African fashion is a topic I would gladly write about anytime, any day. The reason is simple and clear. The African fashion industry has recorded unprecedented growths in recent years. We are now the envy of even more developed countries. Who … Continue reading Top 12 African Fashion Blogs for Fashion Lovers

Opportunities This Week: MakeIT Challenge, SheLeadsAfrica Accelerator 2018 and more

There are countless opportunities across industries on the African continent this week. We have compiled a list of some internship, training and job opportunities that might interest you this. Feel free to browse through and apply for the one that suits you. SHE LEADS AFRICA ACCELERATOR 2018 The SLA Accelerator is a 3-month program designed … Continue reading Opportunities This Week: MakeIT Challenge, SheLeadsAfrica Accelerator 2018 and more

FUTA Undergraduate Students Win Microsoft’s Imagine Cup national finals

Two students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) have emerged winners of the finalist stage of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, Nigeria. The two students, Taofeek Olalekan Afeez and Alayande Abdulwaheed Abiola alongside other students from Nigeria higher institutions participated in this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup. The two undergraduates of Physics Electronics and Electrical … Continue reading FUTA Undergraduate Students Win Microsoft’s Imagine Cup national finals

Universities should promote entrepreneurship in Kenya

Encouraging entrepreneurs to start new businesses is a priority for any government. In Kenya, there are many universities from which graduates pass through every year. All students pursuing their education hope to get a good job in the flourishing economy. As hubs of youth populations and providers of education, educational institutions are well suited to … Continue reading Universities should promote entrepreneurship in Kenya