Nigeria - Ghana Jollof Rice Twitter (Fun) War

Few days ago, I noticed jollof rice was trending on twitter. I was wondering why jollof rice was trending and discovered Nigerians and Ghanaians were arguing who makes better Jollof rice and where jollof rice came from. It was also World Jollof Rice Day (August 22). I did not know Jollof Rice had a special day set aside for celebrating the excellent works it has been doing to our appetite and stomach :-).
photo credit: bunmiodunowo.com
Well, I used to be among the Nigerians who actually thought Jollof rice originated from Nigeria. So, any other country that ate jollof rice definitely learnt how to prepare it from

The Failed Turkey Coup and Lessons Learnt for Leadership

I watched with keen interest on an international news channel, the military coup in Turkey on the night of 15th July.  At some point, the news channel was reporting that they were not sure which government was in power. If it was President Recep Tayyip Edrogan or the military because the reports they were getting were either saying the Military were in Power or the current elected government was still in charge. While all these were going on, the President called on the citizens to go all out to the streets to protest and reject the military. 
Turkish soldiers being trampled upon & humiliated by civilians
By the next morning, I woke up to see new reports that the citizens were successful in

NGO Jobs: Private Sector Partnership Specialist, Abuja, Nigeria

SSG Advisors is a an award-winning global development solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that works with a variety of government, philanthropic and commercial clients around the world. We harness the power of collaboration to enable communities, companies and governments to drive market-based solutions to global challenges, such as climate change, violent extremism and food security. SSG seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. 

We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment and

NGO Job: Apply for the Post of Operations Manager with Creative Associates

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator with Action Against Hunger

NGO JOBS: You'll contribute to ending world hunger by ...
being the focal point in providing technical support and recommendations on program development at all stages of the project cycle to Food Security and Livelihood team members; in designing, monitoring, and reporting program activities; and in representing ACF Food Security and Livelihood department during working group meetings.

Vacancy: VSO Country Director - Nigeria - Apply!

NGO Jobs: VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
Role overview
VSO is looking for an exceptional leader to become our Country Director in Nigeria, Africa's

2016 Rotary Peace Fellowship - Apply Now!

Rotary Peace Fellowship: Application is now on for the 2016 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of the peace centers. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.
There are two types of peace fellowships are available.

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Is On! Join The Contest!!

2016 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition:The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform, which supports the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Young people from around the world are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

With this competition young people have the opportunity to participate in an online study

Free Online Course With Iversity - New Business Models - Apply!

Free Online Course: To become a successful entrepreneur, it is important to understand the rudiments of business. Now, here are some key questions for you. Have you ever dreamed about starting your own business? Are you dedicated to sustainability but don’t know how to put this passion into practice? Do you see challenges in your community which you want to change? If the answer to one or all of these questions is yes, then this is the course for you!
In this course, you will systematically explore and build your own New Business Model

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Opportunities!

2016 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship: Applicants are invited for New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and managed by MFAT. The selection process in New Zealand is managed by Universities New Zealand.
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme

2016 Atlas Corps Fellowship Program in USA - Apply!

2016 Atlas Corps Fellowship: Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world's best nonprofit leaders. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. 
The Atlas Corps Fellowship lasts 6-18 months and is offered three times a year. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations, develop leadership skills, and learn nonprofit best

David Oyedepo Foundation’s Scholarship Program 2016: Invitation To Young African Students!

David Oyedepo Foundation’s Scholarship Program 2016: The applications are currently being accepted for David Oyedepo Scholarship Program 2016. The scholarship seeks to develop youth leaders who are ready to put their learned skills to work with leading organizations, communities and their local countries.

The scholarship program awards full ride scholarships to qualified individuals who are

10 Businesses You Can Start From Your Hostel As A Student

Business today or becoming an entrepreneur, is one of the ways to beat unemployment and poverty if you like. We found this article online and thought to share. Some very good ideas on some businesses you can start right from your hostel, house, dormitory or whatever the case may be for you. 

'What do Microsoft, Dell, Napster and Facebook all have in common? Aside from being

2016 Peace Revolution’s African Youth Amani Fellowship II - Apply Now!

2016 Peace Revolution’s African Youth Amani Fellowship II: Peace Revolution is calling for applications for African youth Amani Fellowship II training Programme in Thailand to enhance the ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment which in turn enhances meaningful development within the African continent.

The fellowship offers a 2 weeks intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight on the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace.

Scholarship: Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund for Undergraduate and Post-graduate Courses

2016 Scholarships: Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund for Undergraduate and Post-graduate Courses: Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) is accepting applications for Higher Secondary Scholarship program 2016.
The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed

2016 Earth Corps International Program In USA - Apply!

2016 Earth Corps Program: EarthCorps is currently inviting international groups and non-US citizens to join the 6-month international program for environmental restoration. EarthCorps is a non-profit organization dedicated towards making a global community through local environmental service.
EarthCorps offers intensive programs for young people to teach them the best practices in conservation techniques and develop skills in enthusiastic volunteers.

2016 King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Masters and PhD Scholarships!

2016 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Scholarships (KAUST): KAUST aspires to be a destination for scientific and technological education and research.
By inspiring discoveries to address global challenges, we strive to serve as a beacon of knowledge that bridges people and cultures for the betterment of humanity. King Abdullah

2016 World Village Conference - Hurry Now! Registration Is On!

2016 World Village Conference: The Government of Purwakarta Regency, in association with Asia Pacific Consultants for Integrated Development, is inviting 150 selected young leaders to participate in the WVC 2016. 

The participants will not only get involved in workshops and discussion with international prominent speakers, home-stay and knowledge sharing with the locals in Purwakarta, and

2016 Full Undergraduate Scholarships for Africans - Call for Applications!

Wells Mountain Foundation Scholarships: The Foundation supports programs and individuals in developing countries and people experience difficulty in accessing education as a result of poverty. Each year the Foundation’s Empowerment Through Education program provides support to a number of students as they pursue various educational objectives.

Support is provided for post-secondary school (college, university, polytechnic, trade school). Support is not provided for graduate degrees or study in the US, UK or other

2016 TechChange Summer Fellowship - Call for Applications!

2016 TechChange Fellowship: TechChange  offers a summer fellowship program for recent graduates and rising college juniors and seniors. The fellowship will provide practical training in web development as well as a unique exposure to a range of applications and organizations using technology to tackle a variety of global challenges — from creating prosthetic limbs with a 3D printer to combating malaria with mobile devices. 

As a fellow you will spend three months designing and implementing a web