Opportunities This Week: Big Brother Naija 2019 Auditions and more


Opportunities this week for African students

Hey guys, it’s the beginning of another weekend and we are excited. The year is gradually winding up. Oops!

As usual, there are so many amazing opportunities flying across Africa and you know we are here to place them right on your tables.

This week’s opportunities are really great. Big Brother Naija is kicking off! Who else is excited? Plus many more opportunities for you as you browse through.
Good luck guys.

Big Brother Naija 2019 Application Form | Big Brother Naija 2019 Audition Date, Venues and Requirements.

As announced by John Ugbe, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, “the show was reinvented by bringing back the Nigerian version to draw pan-African audiences for the same reasons that Big Brother Africa did”. He added that the return of the reality show was based on popular demand by people who wanted it back. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Big Brother Naija Audition Venues 2018/2019:

Lagos – West Town Hotel; 1, Ayeni Street, behind Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja
Port Harcourt – 5141, Aba Road, Port Harcourt
Abuja – MultiChoice Office, Plot 1548, Ademola Adetokunbo Street, beside NEMA, adjacent Transcorp Hilton, Maitama
Enugu – Oakland Hotel and Park, Tunnel Crossing, Ogui Link Road, beside Etim Plaza, Enugu
Delta State – Deluxe Garden Suites, Bauchi Close, Shell Edjeba, Warri
Ibadan – Mauve 21 Events Centre, MKO Abiola Way, Ring Road, by Adeoyo Junction, Ibadan.

Before Applicant are eligible for Big Brother Naija Application for Audition;

You must be a Nigerian citizen over 21 years of age.
A valid international passport.
For all the details about BBN 2019 auditions, Click here

The 2019 Petroleum Technology Development Fund

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is the Federal Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry.

The Fund hereby invites applications from qualified Nigerians to apply for the 2018/19 Undergraduate, Masters and PhD scholarships for students in Nigerian Federal Universities.

Method of application

Online application form can be accessed from the APPLICATION WEBSITE: www.ptdf.gov.ng at no cost to applicants. Instructions on how to access the online form is stated on the PTDF website. Applicants are advised to read through the requirements before applying.
To start the application process, applicants are required to key-in their email address and select a password for a pin to be generated. The generated pin would enable applicants to access the form and complete their biodata.

Application is restricted to Federal Universities only

Possession of valid admission letter into the University is compulsory for all applicants
Postgraduate applicant’s admission letter should be within a validity period of 12 months
Postgraduate applicants who meet the requirements shall be shortlisted for interviews before final selection of successful candidates.

Undergraduate applicants must have completed their first year and are currently in their second year of studies.
Only undergraduate applicants undertaking studies in oil and gas related fields will be considered and the final selection shall be based on the grades on their transcripts
Admission for part-time studies shall not be considered for all category of applications.

The scholarship is highly competitive and merit-driven. Selection of candidates shall be based on an equitable representation of the 36 States of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).


A selection panel will be constituted to assess applications using the following criteria;

Academic merit as evidenced by the quality of degrees, full academic transcripts, other professional qualifications acquired and relevant publications to be referenced by applicants.

Membership of professional bodies.

The viability of the study/research plan (PhD applicants only)
All applicants are required to make a case for their scholarship by submitting a statement of purpose stating the reason(s) they wish to undertake the study, the relevance of the proposed study to the industry and its expected impact on national development.


A). (LSS) Undergraduate:
Applicants must be full-time students in any of the Federal Universities
Applicants must be in their second year of study
Course of study should be related to oil and gas industry.

Students must have been admitted into the University in 2017/18 academic year only
Possess 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics
Possess a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on scale of 5 or 3.0 on a scale of 4 which is equivalent to 2.1 in the first year for the 2017/18 batch of students

Applicants should provide their transcripts for the first year of study.
For more information, visit the official website of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

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The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition was launched by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, the Society’s inaugural Vice-Patron, during a visit to Ghana International School in Accra in the presence of more than one thousand school children.
The Competition is an opportunity for all young Commonwealth citizens and residents, regardless of region, education or background, to share ideas, celebrate their story and have their voice heard – all whilst developing key skills. For 2019, we want to hear from more young people across the Commonwealth, all stories and voices are important.

The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under and runs until 1 June 2019.

All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will win a trip to London for a week of educational and cultural events. For more information about the competition, please see Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.


Born between 2 June 2000 and 1 June 2005 (14-18 years of age)

‘You are the most optimistic, connected generation the world has ever known.’ HRH The Duke of Sussex. How can you use Commonwealth connections for positive change?
Connected by the oceans; can we work together to protect the environment?
‘We are all now connected by the Internet’ – Stephen Hawking. What does the future hold for humankind?
Family, Community, Nation, Commonwealth. What are the opportunities for shared, sustainable growth?


Born on or after 2 June 2005 (under 14 years of age)

My cultural connections.
An overseas visitor is coming to your town for the first time. How would you connect with them?
A place I feel connected to.

The Commonwealth connects people across borders – what can we learn from our neighbours?

Judges described entries to the competition in 2018 as ‘‘fantastically imaginative’, ‘hopeful’, ‘quite exceptional’ and ‘passionate’. We expect a similarly high calibre of writing for 2019.

For more information, visit the official website of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.

See previous opportunities that might still be open here


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