Nigerian students build airplanes at Mexico aviation factory

After flying half way around the world, five students from the International College of Aeronautics near Lagos, Nigeria, are in Mexico, Missouri, learning to build airplanes of their own. Solomon Adio worked in the U.S. for more than 35 years as a pilot and maintenance engineer before he decided to start a flight school in … Continue reading Nigerian students build airplanes at Mexico aviation factory

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News – Free Education for Tertiary Institution Students no Longer Possible

  The Niger State government has said it is no longer possible to give free education to its students in tertiary institutions within and outside the country. The government said its decision was based on the economic situation of the state coupled with dwindling finances and other contending demands. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello disclosed this … Continue reading News – Free Education for Tertiary Institution Students no Longer Possible

President Macron’s Visit to Nigeria: Why it’s Such a Big Deal

(Image from pulse.ng) So since the beginning of the week, the internet has known no peace courtesy the visit of French president, Emmanuel Macron to Nigeria. If you have a shop anywhere around Ikeja under Bridge in Lagos, then you will understand better. At least you would have had your shop closed for nothing less … Continue reading President Macron’s Visit to Nigeria: Why it’s Such a Big Deal

Opportunities This Week: SeedStars World Competition, #SheMeansBusiness 2018 and more

This week, we are back and better. And guess what? We’ve put together a list of the best events, internship and investment opportunities from across Africa. Take your time, browse through and apply. SEEDSTARS WORLD COMPETITION - Lagos Seedstars World is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets. They run 65+ … Continue reading Opportunities This Week: SeedStars World Competition, #SheMeansBusiness 2018 and more

Student Innovation Challenge Launches South-West Regional Demo Day At Unilag

The South-West Regional Demo Day for the Federal Government backed Student Innovation Challenge was launched in Unilag on Friday June 22, 2018. At the event, the Vice President said government has concluded plans to build technological hubs in the six geopolitical zones, asserting that it is the roadmap to the future. Osinbajo stated: “The best … Continue reading Student Innovation Challenge Launches South-West Regional Demo Day At Unilag

12 Things Every Nigerian Student Should Learn Before Graduation

If you are a bona fide Nigerian student, there is something you are impatiently looking forward to. You can’t wait for this thing to happen. You just have to wait anyways. As you wait for this thing, you have to read hard, burn the night candles and make sure to come out in flying colours, … Continue reading 12 Things Every Nigerian Student Should Learn Before Graduation

Opportunities This Week: The iCreate Skill Fest 2018, Stanford University MBA fellowship and more

This week, we bring you the most amazing opportunities available around the world. From internships to scholarships and investment opportunities for African students entrepreneurs, we’ve got you covered. Follow the instructions specified for opportunities that catch your eye. The iCreate Skill Fest 2018 The iCreate Skill Fest 2018 is a youth empowerment festival that aims … Continue reading Opportunities This Week: The iCreate Skill Fest 2018, Stanford University MBA fellowship and more

5 Business Mistakes Student Entrepreneurs should avoid

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ideaslane.com images 707When I started my first business, about half a decade ago, an ocean of confidence flowed through my veins. Thoughts of myself paying my bills from what I earned overwhelmed me and I soon imagined myself riding my own car and living on my own terms as a CEO.

Few months later, I languished in uncertainty and my excitement was soon replaced by indifference. I learnt a lot of lessons – in the hard way – from my first business and as you would expect, I have been applying those lessons in my other businesses ever since. I have been generous enough to share them with student entrepreneurs who need to grow their businesses with little budget.

Related: 10 Profitable Side Hustle Businesses For Full-Time Students

Mistake #1: Not Having a Business Plan

The only way to answer the question, “is this a good business idea?” is to get your…

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Opportunities This Week: Coke Summership Programme, FbStart Accelerator Programme and More

This week is loaded with opportunities you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of internships, trainings and investment opportunities for you. Take your time, browse through and don’t hesitate to apply for suitable opportunities. FbStart Accelerator Programme at NG_HUB for Innovative Startups and Students The FbStart Accelerator at NG_HUB is a deep-tech … Continue reading Opportunities This Week: Coke Summership Programme, FbStart Accelerator Programme and More