FBO TRAINING AND RESARCH CENTRES INITIATIVE TO EQUIP 120 NIGERIANS WITH DIGITAL SKILLS IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
A transformative approach to a better future for young leaders driven by the vision and dedication of a remarkable individual – Fela Bank Olemoh. His passion for enhancing the lives of the average Nigerian has been the driving force behind the FBO Training and Research Centre, an organization poised to redefine the landscape of capacity building and training in Nigeria and across Africa.
For the past eight years, Fela Bank Olemoh has been unwavering in his commitment to facilitating the implementation of several award-winning human capacity development initiatives. These initiatives, including ReadySetWork, CodeLagos, Eko Nke Koo (Lagos is Learning) and Project TMax, have collectively transformed the lives of thousands of young Nigerians. Through these initiatives, Fela Bank Olemoh has brought empowerment and opportunity to countless individuals, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced world.
Exciting news is on the horizon as the FBO Training & Research Centre prepares to launch its inaugural training programs in October. What sets this program apart is that they are entirely free!
The program will offer the following courses: Web Development, Virtual Assistance, and Data Analytics.
Prospective participants can start to register via the registration portal as registration is set to end on 22nd September, 2023.
With a limited admission capacity of 120 participants for the October and November Cohorts, Fela Bank Olemoh and his team ensure a personalized and impactful learning experience for each participant. For those who may not secure a spot in the upcoming Cohort, Fela Bank Olemoh and the FBO Training & Research Centre have a waiting list in place. This thoughtful approach ensures that everyone eager to embark on this transformative journey has an opportunity to do so in the near future.
We implore every youth to be a part of this project as this is a lifetime opportunity to build a solid future for themselves.
To join this cohort, register using the link
Limited slots available!
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OOU POST UTME TUTORIAL COACHING
To register for the 2023 OOU Post UTME Tutorial Coaching, follow these steps:
1. Visit the application portal by clicking on this link; https://consult.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng/payments/new-transaction.php
2. Fill the data capture form accordingly with your JAMB registration number.
3. Click on LEVEL and select 100 LEVEL.
4. Click on MODE and select CCED.
5. Click on PAYMENT PURPOSE and select CCED PUTME COACHING FEES (N 11,000).
6. Click on GENERATE INVOICE and proceed to payment using WEB PAYMENT on the invoice generated.
7. Make your payment and print the receipt which will be used to register for PUTME Tutorial lectures.
8. For those intrested in staying in the School Hostel during the Tutorial Programme, after payment of the Tutorial Fee, follow the same procedure but select PUTME COACHING HOSTEL FEES (N 15,000) at the payment purpose. Generate invoice and proceed to make your payment. Bring the receipt along to register for the School Hostel.
PYRATES CHARGE STUDENTS TO SHUN DRUG ABUSE AND FOCUS ON THEIR STUDIES
By Eromosele Emmanuel
The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, Abeokuta and Continental Europe Chapters, organised a sensitisation visit to schools in Abeokuta to mark the 2023 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The schools visited were Abeokuta Grammar School Idi-Aba and Baptist Boys’High School Oke Saje. The event was organised in light of the growing concern about the alarming increase of illicit substances consumption and abuse among in-school youths, out of school youths alike, and even the relatively older ones. A high percentage of Nigerian youths are at risk with an estimated figure of over 11% of the youths said to consume substances like syrup, cannabis, tramadol, diazepam, cocaine, shisha mix, alcohol among others. Drug abuse is often linked to drug use disorders, mental illness, high crime rate, high rate of sexually transmitted infections like HIV/AIDS, and ‘’many debilitating conditions like schizophrenia and psychosis, leading to psychiatric admissions’’. “Drugs can eventually change how the brain works and interfere with a person’s ability to make choices. In fact, many criminal offences such as theft, burglary, cultism, murder, kidnapping, sex work, terrorism and banditry have been greatly attributed to drug abuse”.
The programme which was also partnered by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ogun State Command, had in attendance two Principal Staff Officers, Drug Demand Reduction Units, NDLEA Ogun State Command, Mrs Oluseyi Morakinyo and Mr Frank Nwaohamuo. Addressing the students, the NDLEA officials sensitised the students about the dangers inherent in drug abuse. Mrs Morakinyo advised the students to focus on their studies; adding that, drugs have the potential to cut short their lives and destroy their future if they indulge in it. They further stressed that 95% of mentally deranged cases may be connected to substance abuse. Mr Frank said that people should stop discrimination against victims of drug abuse. He added that stigmatisation does not help the situation of such victims, instead they need support, care and love. They further stated that drug abuse victims need counselling and treatment.
The NDLEA representatives noted that parents, teachers, communities, government and all stakeholders have important roles to play if they must put an end to the menace of drug abuse among students and secure the future of the country. They equally advised all to look out for signs of drug abuse by children and individuals around them. Among such signs include an outspoken child becoming suddenly withdrawn, a quite child suddenly becoming talkative, dry lips, bloodshot and watery eyes, among others. They also said that the drug dealers are the most dangerous people on earth and not the users. This is because they do not use but make it available to others thereby destroying the users’ future. They, therefore, appeal for concerted efforts to ensure the arrest and prosecution of these traffickers and dealers.
The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, is nonprofit, nongovernmental, nonreligious and detribalised group which believes in identifying and fighting against the ills millitating against the attainment of a just and egalitarian society where no one is treated on the bases of any biases, be it gender, tribe, religion and so on. It adopts such strategies as advocacy, public discourses, researches, humanitarian gestures and litigations. The group is registered with the Nigerian government, through the Cooperate Affairs Commission.
The global observance is to raise awareness of the major problem that drug abuse and illicit drugs pose for society. It is aimed at strengthening action and cooperation in achieving a world free of drug abuse. The day calls for unity in the fight against illicit drugs; individuals, entire communities, organizations, educational institutions, faith-based institutions and governments all over the world are enjoined to join in the fight to eradicate the scourge of drug abuse and illicit trafficking. We are all stakeholders; therefore, we should ensure actions to protect people, including the vulnerable especially children, women and youths, including ‘’strengthening drug use prevention and treatment, and by tackling illicit drug supply’’. The observance encourages other practical solutions like encouraging researches which will provide facts, data and practical solutions which may prove invaluable in combating the scourge.
The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, Abeokuta and Continental Europe Chapters, as part of the programme of activities to mark the event, also hoisted a billboard message condemning drug abuse and espousing drug abuse prevention, at Onikolobo facing traffic from Mapoly, in front of MacJob Grammar School.
Osodeke, ASUU President to deliver 14th Ralph Opara Memorial Lecture
The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities,( ASUU) Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke will on Friday February 3 deliver the 14th edition of the Ralph Opara Memorial Lecture at Akin Deko Memorial Lecture Auditorium, University of Benin, Benin, Edo State.
Prof Osodeke will be speaking on the theme: State of Tertiary Education in Nigeria: Identifying Historical Issues and Misconceptions; Contemplating Solutions.
The lecture , an initiative of the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) was instituted to honour one of its founders, Ralph Opara, a prolific writer, producer and broadcaster.
The NAS Capoon , Mr Abiola Owoaje in statement said over the years, the Ralph Opara Memorial Lecture series has emerged as a veritable platform for interrogating topical national and global issues, for engendering and promoting good governance, accountability, democracy, citizens’ participation and economic development.
He disclosed that previous speakers of the Ralph Opara Memorial Lecture include Prof Ukachukwu Awuzie, a former President of ASUU, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Dr. Sam Amadi, Mr. Femi Falana and Dr. Hussani Abdu.
According to Owoaje this year’s lecture focusing on tertiary education was borne out of the disturbing decadence that pervades Nigeria’s higher institutions.
He stated that as an organisation founded in a university campus that draws its membership strictly from the intellectual pool of university and polytechnic graduates, “we are worried that our higher institutions have lost significant value as citadels of learning due to poor funding, lack of infrastructure and adequate educational and recreation facilities, while becoming a breeding ground for gangsterism, violence and criminality.”
He pointed out that the lecture seeks to address the multifaceted problems in Nigeria’s higher institutions which includes infrastructural development, the scourge of cultism and the perennial indifference of the Nigerian government to the development of higher education in the country.
He disclosed that the event will be chaired by Prof. Temi Akporhonor (Dean, Post Graduate School, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State) and the special guest discussants include Dr. Joan Oviawe Honourable Commissioner for Education, Edo State), Dr. Osagie Obayuwana (Former Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Edo State) and Prof. Samuel Ovenseri Aibueku (Former Director, Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB), University of Benin).
The event is expected to attract members of ASUU, university administrators including the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Allied and Education Institutions (NASU), students of tertiary institutions, civil society organisations and the Media.
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