Tag: Nigeria Students Abroad

Stephen Soleye, 21-Year-Old First Class Graduate Gets New Job With Rolls Royce

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21 year old British based Nigerian Engineering student, who got first class reunites with his family after 5 years he left Nigeria. The young man who is celebrating her 21st birthdaytook to his twitter handle to praise God's blessing in his life after he got job with Rolls Royce, an aero-engine producing company in England. He wrote; "Turned 21 today, got offered an Engineering job with Rolls-Royce yesterday, achieved a first class last semester, re-united with my mum and sisters after 5 years because of immigration issues, all in the space of 3 months. I prayed for all this and God has really blessed me"

I Am Now Depending On Friends For Food And Shelter – Nigerian Man Studying Abroad

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A 24-year-old man identified as Samuel Ogbonna, is among 150 Nigerians studying in the United Kingdom on scholarships, who may be forced to return home before Christmas because their funding has been stopped by their sponsors. A British newspaper, The Sunday Telegraph, first brought the plight of these students to the knowledge of the public in a publication that recently caused a stir in the education sector in Nigeria. According to Punch Metro, Ogbonna, in an online interview, painted a disturbing picture of the condition in which he and his fellow compatriots have found themselves in the UK. Saddled with debts of up to £20,000 each, most of them, especially those who completed their courses last academic session, have been informed by their respective universities that they wil
OAU Law Students Defy Odds To Win On Debut At Indian Competition

OAU Law Students Defy Odds To Win On Debut At Indian Competition

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Recently, three students from the prestigious Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, made the nation proud by winning the Spirit of the Competition Award at the 4th International Negotiation Competition in New Delhi, India. It was the first time a Nigerian team participated in the competition. The Competition was organized by U.K. based firm of Herbert Smith Freehills, HSF, in collaboration with and hosted by the National Law University, New Delhi, India. The trio were Oyewole Faith Bamise, Oyiki Great, Ayansola Oluwaseun Joshua, all 500 Level students of the faculty. Mr M.A. Latest, lecturer in the same faculty was their team coach. Speaking with Lawyard about his experience at the competition, Oyewale revealed that “it is the best experience ever.
Nkechi Chidi-Ogbolu Bags PHD Scholarship At University Of California At Age 18

Nkechi Chidi-Ogbolu Bags PHD Scholarship At University Of California At Age 18

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Nkechi Chidi-Ogbolu is one of many Nigerians making our country proud. A graduate at 18, she has made history as the youngest person to graduate from Howard University, Washington, DC USA. Selected to begin a PHD programme at University of California, Davis in September 2017, Nkechi - one of the youngest PHD scholars in the world, is poised to kick off a new adventure. On her recent visit to Nigeria, Nkechi paid a visit to the MTN Headquarters in Ikoyi and was warmly received by the Corporate Relations Executive, Tobechukwu Okigbo and staff of MTN who had the privilege of receiving autographed copies of her book. At 18, the fun loving teenager who contemplated dropping out of college at one point, has already accomplished what many adults will struggle to achieve in their lifetime. ...
Lady Who Left Nigeria Due To ASUU Strike Graduates From UK With 5.0gp

Lady Who Left Nigeria Due To ASUU Strike Graduates From UK With 5.0gp

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A Nigerian lady, Folafoluwa Oginni has made her family and Nigerians proud of her as she graduates with a perfect 5.0 GP from Heterfordshire University in the U.K. In 2012, Folafoluwa Oginni, emerged the best student in WAEC and later proceeded to study Law at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. However, She was forced to leave OAU in her sophomore year, with a CGPA of 4.53, due to the ASUU strike. She went to the U.K to continue her studies at the University of Heterfordshire and she just became the university’s first Nigerian Valedictorian, after finishing as the overall best student with a perfect CGPA with a score of 360 out of 360.
American Professor Who Thinks She Is Black Changes Her Name To Nkechi (Photos)

American Professor Who Thinks She Is Black Changes Her Name To Nkechi (Photos)

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in a Washington court in October, legal documents obtained by DailyMail.com show. Nkechi, short for Nkechinyere, is a name that originates from the Igbo language of Nigeria and means 'what god has given' or 'gift of god.' Diallo, meaning 'bold,' is a last name of Fula origin. The Fula people are a Muslim ethnic group thought to have roots in the Middle East andNorth Africa, who are now widely dispersed across West Africa. Since the revelation about her race two years ago, Dolezal, 39, has had a difficult time patching her reputation back together and providing for herself an d three children. After applying for more than 100 jobs, including a position at the university where she used to teach, she says that no employer will hire her. A friend reportedly helped her pay two months of rent ...
Nigerian Student Dies In The US As His Vehicle Plunges Into A River (Photos)

Nigerian Student Dies In The US As His Vehicle Plunges Into A River (Photos)

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A Nigerian man identified as Ebenezer Tosin Oloba from Lagos and one Oscar Felipe Fuentes have died after being involved in a fatal accident on their way to a student government conference in College Station, Texas on Saturday. For reasons unknown, their vehicle went off the highway and plunged into the San Antonio River. Fuentes, 19, of Kingsville, and Oloba, 23, of Snellville, Ga., who drove the vehicle, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on U.S. 77 near Farm-to-Market Road near the Victoria-Refugio county line Sunday afternoon. They were both students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville TAMUK . The TAMUK Student Government Association, of which Oloba and Fuentes were members, planned to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of the two students at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, in front...
Male Graduate Sells Food In Anambra After His Deportation From South Africa

Male Graduate Sells Food In Anambra After His Deportation From South Africa

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A young Nigerian man who was reportedly deported from South Africa is trending online due to the nature of his present job in Anambra state. According to the man who met him personally, the guy (Chijioke) who is a graduate -decided to use his cooking skills to fend for himself instead of waiting for "manners from above" after his deportation. And he appears to be doing fine. 
Christine Izuakor Breaks PhD Record In USA (Photos)

Christine Izuakor Breaks PhD Record In USA (Photos)

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On December 16th 2016, despite much doubt and discouragement, Christine Izuakor humbly earned the right to be called Dr. Izuakor. She graduated with a PhD in Security Engineering and became the youngest & first African American at her university to do so. In the same year, Christine became the Vice President and co-founder of Gen Trend at United Airlines. She was published in numerous international journals, and traveled to 19 cities across 10 countries - all while working a full-time job on the cyber security team of a Fortune 100 company, in which she recently received a promotion. Talk about a female powerhouse!  Her words; “I started my PhD program at age 23 and at the time was told I was too young, too naive and too inexperienced to contribute anything to my indust
Nigerian Lady Is Best Graduating Student Of Project Mgt. At UK University

Nigerian Lady Is Best Graduating Student Of Project Mgt. At UK University

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This is the story of Ayinla Kudirat Olabisi, a first class graduate of University of Ilorin. Upon graduation, Olabisi won a masters scholarship to study in the UK, she was the only Nigerian out of the 5 scholarships issued to Africa. She proceeded to study at Loughborough University UK and graduated this week as the best graduating student in Construction and Project Management.  We celebrate you Olabisi, well done!