Voting Proceedings: 2018 PositiveNaija Video Contest

2018 PositiveNaija Video Contest Voting Proceedings (Top 3)

Topic: The Power of the Nigerian Self-Esteem!

Objective: Inform the world through your video, what genuinely makes Nigeria and Nigerians collectively trust, delight and succeed in their own worth or abilities today.

2018 PositiveNaija Video Contest Voting Proceedings

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Team Banga Of FUTO Wins 2018 Unilever Nigeria Ideatrophy Challenge

Team Banga from Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has emerged the overall winner of the 2018 Unilever Nigeria Ideatrophy Challenge.

The initiative, which is in line with the company’s quest to groom young talents in Nigeria and Ghana along the lines of personal, leadership and entrepreneurial competences, last year accommodated undergraduates from both countries at the 6th edition held in Lagos.

The Unilever Nigeria Ideatrophy Challenge, a development initiative designed to create an ‘out-of-the-classroom’ learning experience for undergraduate students had as its theme for this year’s edition: “Freedom to Explore, Freedom to Experience, Freedom to Grow” – with the students expected to come up with unique ideas based on the years’ theme.

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Professor Olufemi Obafemi Receives 2018 Nigerian National Order Merit (NNOM) Award

Professor Olufemi Obafemi has been conferred with the 2018 Nigerian National Order Merit (NNOM) Award by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Professor Olufemi Obafemi, who is the President, Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) and currently, the National Chairman of the Nigerian Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG), has been a Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at the University of Ilorin since October 1st, 1990.

Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA), Professor Shekarau Yakubu Aku, said that out of about 35 nominations, only Professor Obafemi met all the criteria set out for the award – being the 76th recipient.

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Winners Of 2018 Wole Soyinka Award For Investigative Reporting (WSAIR)

Winners have emerged at the 13th edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting (WSAIR) held at NECA House, Alausa, Lagos.

The Wole Soyinka Award For Investigative Reporting (WSAIR), organised by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), is held annually in commemoration of December 9 – the World Anticorruption Day and eve of the Human Rights Day – to call attention to the significance of the media generally and investigative reporting in particular, to attaining good governance, accountability and social justice.

The winners, runners-up and commended works got cash prizes of 200,000, 100,000 and 50,000 respectively, plus a certificate of commendation. In addition, winners got award plaques, and will proceed on an all-expense-paid international study tour in 2019.

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