Sunday, July 30, 2017

Opportunities for young,motivated and talented Africans through "Interns4Africa" by Microsoft

Opportunities abound for young Africans aspiring for future in Sales,Marketing or Technology.Microsoft,a world leading software company offers 6 months of internship for young people in Africa.It is highly competitive and unique.

Motivated,talented and hardworking individuals can apply.

1.You are able to commit to completing full time internship for 6 months
You are currently in education or have graduated from an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course within the last 12 months
3.You have a Bsc/BA in a business or IT Degree
4.You have right to work in the country in which you are currently located

Pan-Africa Awards for Entrepreneurs in Education

Applications are hereby open to owners of projects in Education who apply entrepreneurship and innovation.The award is supported by The Saville Foundation,a charity organisation based in South Africa.

What is Entrepreneurship in Education?
It means teaching entrepreneurial and work place skills to young people and/or using innovative methods to fund education.

TO Qualify
  • Is your education or training project based in Africa?
  • Does your organisation actively demonstrate the success of their entrepreneurial approach to education? 
  • Is your education project innovative and inspiring?
  • Does your organisation have a large network of young people? 
  • Can you show that your project has had a positive impact on young people and your community?

Award Benefits
  • First prize of $15,000, 2nd and 3rd prizes of $5,000. 
  • Enhanced visibility and publicity.
  • Enhanced sponsorship and donation opportunities. 
  • A chance to win our 'partner prize' to work with Teach A Man To Fish and the School Enterprise Challenge.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Enjoy a panaromic street view of Lagos with Google street view

Google has turned its searchlight on Nigeria with the introduction of Google streetView.With the visit of Google CEO to Nigeria,lots of innovation have been introduced.Most importantly is the Google StreetView.

Google StreetView is a technology which started in 2001,a project google sponsored Stanford University to research on.The project ended in June 2006 and was launched in 2007.It is featured in Google Maps and Google Earth which gives a 360 degrees view of places and it is mostly captured by a car or a trekker.

The announcement of Google Street view was done by Suren Ruhela,the Head of Google Maps for Emerging countries at Landmark Centre,on July 27,2017.

 Thousands of streets have been captured with detailed outlines of buildings both residential and commercial on google maps.Also more than 100,000 new small and medium-scale businesses have also been added to the maps to improve your experience and quality.

To view the place you are going to,go to google maps,then click on the figurine,then you search where ever you are going to.

Google to train 100,000 Nigerian software developers

Google has plans to train 100,000 Nigerians and 10 million Africans in software development in the next five years.
The CEO of Google Incorporated,Sundar Pichai,said in a conference held in Lagos on Thursday that in continuation of the initiative Google Launched in April 2016 to train young Africans in digital skills,that they would train 100,000 young Nigerians on software development.

The training would be in combination of in-person and online training would be offered in Swahili,Hausa and Zulu languages.
'Nigerians have to write software for the local economy and we have a program to train over 100,000 software developers in Nigeria".

The Tech company also launched a new range of products in Africa starting with Nigeria at the event.The products are:Posts with Google,Gboard,Google street-view,Launch pad Acceleration and YoutubeGo.

Nigeria is the 3rd country after US and Brazil to have ''Posts with Google''.It enables up-to-date posts from verified people,places or things,to appear directly in search results.


Canada most recently has been a target destination for both students and high skilled workers.With a per ca pita Income of $43,420 and a very stable and peaceful country,it makes it a suitable choice.
On June 28,2017,Ontario Provincial Government said it will through its Ontario Nominee Programme issue Notifications of Interest(NOIs) to workers who qualify for Ontario's Express Human Capital Priorities(HCP) stream and who have experience in ICT.

The programme is structured to meet the scarcity of labour in the region and thereby enhancing economic growth.

Here are the OINP targeted candidates in the ICT sector with the following work experience/NOC codes:
  • NOC 0131: Telecommunication Carriers Managers
  • NOC 0213: Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • NOC 2133: Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • NOC 2147: Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
  • NOC 2171: Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • NOC 2172: Database Analysts and Data Administrators
  • NOC 2173: Software Engineers and Designers
  • NOC 2174: Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • NOC 2175: Web Designers and Developers
  • NOC 2241: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • NOC 2281: Computer Network Technicians
  • NOC 2282: User Support Technicians
  • NOC 2283: Systems Testing Technicians
  • NOC 5224: Broadcast Technicians
  • NOC 5241: Graphic Designers and Illustrators

  • Additional requirements includes:
    A. Years of Work Experience: A minimum of either:
    • 1-year work experience within the past 5 years according to the criteria under the Federal Skilled Workers Program, or
    • 1-year work experience within the past 3 years according to the criteria under the Canadian Experience Class;
    B. Education: Equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor’s degree or above;
    C. Language: A minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in English or in French;
    D. Settlement Funds: A minimum level of savings or income in Ontario; and
    E. Intent: An intention to reside in Ontario long-term.
    The following are the programs offered by Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP):
    • Masters Graduates Stream
    • Ph.D. Graduates Stream
    • Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
    • Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
    • Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream


.AFRICA Domain Name System for Africa just debuted and it gives opportunities for customers to purchase domain names for cheap bearing .AFRICA extension.

Web4Africa is the service provider and it has been in existence since 2002.It is an ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrar offering web services from its own servers and network equipped from 4 databases across 3 African countries.

.AFRICA domain names are affordable and it will be available from 2nd August 2017.

Earn Money while writing articles and stories

Premierwrite an online writing platform where writers can post their articles and stories and earn money just debuted.Writers share their write ups in various niches and a willing buyer can hire them.Freelancing which is the trend now because of  low cost for buyers and convenience for sellers.If you are a writer and you want to earn money freelancing,then register free and show the world what you have got.

The platform has an automated advert service where business owners can post their adverts.
With the current drive of the present administration to improve reading culture, Premierwrite debut is timely.The likes of Tuteria aand Okadabooks have blazed the trail in this light and with time these startups will help usher in a well-read nation.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jeff Bezos Overtakes Bill Gates as the World's richest man

The table has turned for the world's richest man according to Forbes. The latest ranking places Jeff Bezos,owner of online retailing shop-as the richest man in the world with a staggering wealth of $90.6 billion to displace Bill Gates.Amazon stock rose by 1.6% to give Jeff an astonishing $1.4 billion add-on.

This giant leap in wealth is not taking the world by surprise.Amazon started of as an eCommerce site for selling books.It gradually expanded to selling groceries, apparels, automobile parts, shoes, household equipment,etc.Most recently it went into video steaming and audio streaming.

Jeff also diversified into newspapers and aerospace travels.He is the founder of Blue Origin,which its vision is to see humans travel to space starting from 2018.

Alibaba founder launches $10M African Young Entrepreneurs fund.

Jack Ma founder of Aliba-an online e-commerce site who started the platform in 1999,and fastly grew it to a world-class company,covering over 200 countries.He owns several subsidiary firms:Taobao marketplace,Tmall,eTao,,Alipay,Alibaba cloud Computing,etc.

Outside business,he is also a serial philanthropist who spends his money mainly in alleviating poverty and disaster relief.

This year 2017,he  created a US$10 million  African Young Entrepreneurs Fund.At Youth Connect African Summit in Rwanda he said thus: "I want that fund supporting online business,".He continued,"The money is set,this is my money,so i don't have to get anybody's approval".

Ma further said that the fund will be in operation later this year,and it will work in collaboration with UNCTAD to help 200 African business people come to China to learn from Alibaba.

In addition he said that he is planning to roll out a solid partnership with African universities to teach internet technology,artificial intelligence and E commerce.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

15,000 Temporary Seasonal workers needed in US this year

Department of Homeland Land Security said on Monday that the United States of America would need the services of 15,000 temporary seasonal workers this year under the new H-2B Visa.
Congress gave me the discretionary authority to provide temporary relief to American businesses at risk of significant harm due to a lack of available seasonal workers,” said DHS Secretary John Kelly in a statement Monday. “As a demonstration of the administration’s commitment to supporting American businesses, DHS is providing this one-time increase to the congressionally set annual cap.”
 Kelly said there are not enough qualified workers available to American businesses for fiscal year 2017.

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