Sports Betting: 3 Things You Lose When You Bet

Sports Betting

Sports betting is now the favourite, and sometimes rewarding, past time of many young Nigerians. The real problem with sports betting and all gambling isn’t that you could lose your money, it is that you lose the far more precious resources of your time, energies (physical, intellectual, creative, emotional), and the focus you need to …

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New Year Goals

Goal

Happy New Year! It’s Day 2 of 2019. For some the plan is to take off from where you paused in 2018, for others 2018’s a year thankfully gone and you long to start afresh. You may have really nice dreams this year, dreams to excel or pass an exam, land a new job, improve …

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3 Simple, Powerful Ways You Can Prepare for Success in Life

Success

What should you do if you want to succeed in life? Pay attention to your education. Yes, attending school is important but I’m talking about your own investment in your education. So, how should you go about this? There are three simple, but powerful things you can begin to do day by day to prepare …

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Nelson Mandela @ 100

Nelson Mandela

The world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s posthumous 100th birthday today. His life of purpose, knowledge, wisdom, and sacrifice continues to inspire us. Here are 10 things Mandela told us about life and education we all should think about and live by: 1. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. …

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Animation: The World of Computer Magic

Buzz Lightyear

Animation is the manipulation of electronic images by means of a computer to create moving images. Among many, Pixar Animation Studios is one of the most successful producers of animated media in the world. I am listening to an audio book, Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull, Pixar co-founder, where he tells of the triumph of creativity …

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Creating Innovators

Creating Innovators

I have always been a rebel, a rebel against content-cramming, and soulless educating in Nigeria. And I know what Mark Twain meant when he cautioned us not to “allow [your] schooling to interfere with your education”. By the way I have suffered for it, but that’s not the point of this post. Recently, I had …

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ACCA Certification for Accountants

ACCA

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a global body of professional accountants. Founded in 1904, it is the world’s largest and most respected professional accountants association, with more than 370,000 students and members in 170 countries worldwide. The ACCA qualification is a passport to a new world of opportunity. Obtaining an ACCA membership …

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Zik on Education

Nnamdi Azikiwe

This is an excerpt from a speech delivered by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe at the Methodist Boys’ High School, Lagos in November, 1934. “The African should go beyond the veneer of knowledge. Ability to quote Shakespeare or Byron or Chaucer does not indicate original scholarship. The capacity to know what the periphrastic conjunction is, or to …

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Internal Auditor

We are happy to have Kehinde Ogunjemilusi on Professional Profiles this week. Kehinde is an Internal Auditor with two years’ experience in Auditing and Financial Accounting at a leading pharmaceutical company in Nigeria. She is smart, passionate about her job, and is a good example to young women in Nigeria. Career Prep NG: Thank you for taking …

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David and Goliath

Little David killed Goliath Hallelu-hallelujah Little David killed Goliath Hallelujah Little David was a shepherd boy He killed Goliath and shouted for joy, ‘Hey!’ Remember the children’s song? In David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Malcolm Gladwell begins with the story of David and Goliath recorded in 1 Samuel 17 in the …

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