#EclipseIsComing


What you need to know about the Eclipse
An Eclipse occurs or takes place when the Earth or the moon passes through a shadow.

If the Earth passes through the shadow it is called Lunar Eclipse while if the moon passes through the shadow it is called Solar Eclipse. 
When Solar Eclipse occurs it does in four ways

1. Total 

2. Partial 

3. Annular 

On Thursday 01 September 2016 within the hours of 07:14:27AM – 9:52:59AM, There will be Annular Solar Eclipse of Nigeria.


Annular solar Eclipse happens when the moon is farthest from Earth. Because the moon is farther away from Earth, it seems smaller. It does not block the entire view of the sun. The moon in front of the sun looks like a dark disk on top of a larger sun-colored disk. This creates what looks like a ring around the moon.
The effects of looking at the Eclipse is medically irreversible. So it is strongly discouraged. 

But you can enjoy the view by using the Eclipse glasses which is a scientifically research gadget produced to protect your eyes from the adverse effects of the Eclipse.
The glasses are available for sale all across the nation and also in Unilag Pharmacy in akoka.

And also at

56 Ikotun Egbe Road. Ikotun

19 Nnobi Street (left) Ikate Surulere, 3 Adepetu Street bariga, 

Suit 62, 2ns Floor Ogba LSDPC shopping Arcade, Ogba 

15 Ileri oluwa street off college Road, oyemekun bus stop. Ifako-Ijaiye. Ogba

For other locations please call

08155651279, 08023049792, 08062878174. 

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2016 UN-DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable Development

Powering the Future We Want offers a grant in the amount of one million US dollars to fund future capacity development activities in energy for sustainable development.

 The Grant is awarded to an individual, institution or partnership based on past and current achievements.

Applications must be submitted online in English by 15 August 2016 (extended deadline)

Apply here

World Bank Scholarship for Nigerian Female Entrepreneurs

INTRODUCTION

The World Bank is awarding Scholarship to Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria to learn at the Enterprise Development Centre.

The Enterprise Development Centre, Pan- Atlantic University in collaboration with The World Bank will

Provide practical Business Education through a blended learning approach (online and in- class training)

Help strengthen Female Entrepreneurs network

Offer Mentoring

Create linkages between financial institutions and Female Entrepreneurs.

Selection criteria will be as follows:

A. Company must be owned / managed by a woman

B. Should be a functional business (at least 6 months in operation)

C. The Enterprise must have high growth potential

D. High local content will be an advantage

Deadline is July 31, 2016

Apply here

African Literature Writing Contest | 300 Words for a Chance to Win $100

Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture, will turn 6 in a few weeks—August 1. To celebrate this milestone, we’ve launched a writing contest to give you a chance to say just what you love about African literature.

Here is how it works:

Imagine African literature as a romantic partner—boyfriend, girlfriend, sidechick, main squeeze, wife, husband, whatever. It is your 6th year anniversary, but you’ve been going through a rough patch for while now. Things haven’t been as rosy as it once was. You’re determined to put things right by re-affirming your love—with just 300 words! Feel free to explore all genres and scenarios.

The contest is open to everyone: old, youthful, aspiring writer, seasoned writer, African, non-African, etc. If you read and love African literature, take this chance to say why.

It’s super-easy to participate.

Follow Brittle Paper on Twitter

@brittlepaper (include a screen capture to let us know you followed us)

Submit to brittlecontest@gmail.com. Include your name, address, a phone number, a short bio, and a photograph of yourself.

Send as an attached word document or simply past in the body of the email.

Word Count Rule: 3oo-35o (please do not exceed 350).

That’s it!

Entries will be open from July 4 to July 15 . The top five will be announced on July 18th. Readers will then have a chance to vote for their favorite.

The winner will be announced on July 31.

Good luck!

UBS Social Innovators 2016

 

 

 


 

 

Could you be one of the 2016 UBS Social Innovators?

 

WHAT: Are you a Social Innovator? Would your social enterprise benefit from access to the unique network and expertise of UBS, the world’s leading wealth manager? Then you should apply to take part in UBS Social Innovators, a program co-designed with Ashoka.

WHY: At UBS we believe that the private sector has a crucial role to play in tackling society’s most pressing challenges. We also see an increasing demand from our clients to contribute to solving these challenges. And we believe that the growing social investment market can meet some of this demand. The UBS Social Innovators programme will play a role in helping to develop the growing social investment market by supporting social entrepreneurs who are addressing poorly met social needs, transforming the way societies work and generating positive social impact.

WHEN:Applications are open from now until the end of August 2016.

Apply here.

CORAF/WECARD IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Are you a young agripreneur? Are you interested in learning more about new agricultural technologies and innovations that can increase agricultural productivity, generate employment and increase revenues?

Participate to the Youth empowerment for Agripreneurship in West Africa project.

The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank are inviting young agricultural entrepreneurs to submit applications for the Empowering Youths for Agripreneurship in West Africa Project.

The objective of this call is to enrol over 1000 Young entrepreneurs in agriculture “Agripreneurs” or young people interested in agriculture in a one-year mentoring process in the framework of the project “Empowering Youths for Agripreneurship in West Africa”
Mentees will benefit from an assigned mentor for the duration of the program, agricultural advisory services and online live chat sessions with mentors.

The project is built on three fundamental pillars namely: 

(i) Putting research into use,

(ii) Strengthening Research-Private sector partnerships, and 

(iii) Creating an enabling environment for agricultural entrepreneurship.

Empowering Youths for Agripreneurship consist of a mentoring process to empower youths to consolidate the agricultural value chains in several aspects of pre-production related to animal, plant and fishery production, and post-production related to the processing of agricultural/fishery products, product labeling, marketing and market access, in order to enhance the outputs and specific potentials thus increasing employment and income creation opportunities.

We are looking for young people with strong interest and/or experience in agricultural technologies and innovations. The candidates are expected to have a business idea or a start-up related to agriculture, preferably on the 15 technologies developed by CORAF/WECARD.

Although the project focuses on nine (9) National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) in the following countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Benin, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger and Sierra Leone all young people from West and Central Africa are invited to benefit from the program.

If interested in applying, please complete this

online form. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application by July 24, 2016 (23:59 UTC)

CHOOSING YOUR BUSINESS PARTNER

Choosing your partners in business

Put God first, get an exit strategy before starting, work with passion, and determine if what your partner brings to the table is what is needed the most at that moment.

Have you ever heard of any successful partnership and wished it for yourself? Definitely, we all must have heard of successful partnerships, good examples are: the Jumia friends, the Google boys etc. Its only Nigerian music partnerships I know that barely lasts; even twin brothers ended their business partnership.

A partnership can be a good thing, and a disastrous thing. Just as we all know of successful partnerships, we might have probably heard of the disastrous partnerships; even marriage partnerships turn out terribly wrong at times. A partnership would only be great if you have the fundamentals played out right.

Since we are specializing on business partnerships, I would expatiate on building a successful business partnership.

For a business partnership to be successful, certain things need to be set in place, some questions have to be answered and some consultations need to be made.

Ask yourself these questions-

                                                *   Why do I want a partner?

                                              *   What kind of partner do I want?

                                       *   What will be the terms of the partnership?

                                         *   How long would do the partnership last?

Before answering these questions, you should understand yourself, which is probably the most important thing.

Answering these questions entails, whether you need a partner for intellectual capital, financial capital or you need an assistant, if the latter is the case, you should probably get a PA, sometimes, pressure and stress make us think we need partners. You should do this to forecast the future of the business and your partnership, from your point of view as well as your partners’.

You also need to understand yourself first before you can understand your partner, you should be frank with yourself to know if you’re a good team worker, if you’re not, your partnership would definitely have an expiry date.

Expiry dates in partnership isn’t actually a bad thing. 

Before you start a partnership in the first place, you should legally spell out the terms of the partnership which should entail an exit strategy (this could serve as the expiry date) should in case the partnership doesn’t work out. That’s similar to stating the terms for a divorce before marriage commitment. The terms should also contain other details such as revenue contribution and profit sharing ratios, duties of each partner and the rules and regulations binding the partnership. Many of us overlook having doing the legal work for various things we put our hands into, which is why 10years hard work and sustained partnership can become a death threat within days.

The legal backing stands as your insurance in a partnership.

Most importantly, understanding yourself first would help you determine the partner you want, who should definitely share the same passion you have for the success of the business. If one partner has passion and can commit all for the success of the business while the other can’t, one party begins to feel cheated, jealousy sets in, bitterness takes over and disagreement isn’t inevitable—funny enough, someone may land in the doctor’s care.

You should also understand the personality type of your partner. To be accurate on this, it’s advisable to have known your supposed partner for a while before going into any business together. If you’re not compatible, ‘put your slippers on your head and run’.

Lastly, a partnership isn’t something you should exempt God from, after all, God is the best partner you can have in a business, He takes care of everything, demands 10% profit and allows you to keep 90%; isn’t that a great partner? Involve God through prayers before you begin that partnership.

I hope to hear of more successful partnerships in Nigeria. Partnership could either accelerate your success or give your success a flat tire.

Think WITTEE! Think Intelligence

By Ehlwitee