Monday, November 25, 2013

YouWiN Business Competition 2013

YouWin-Business-CompetitionYouWiN – Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria – is an innovative business plan competition, by the federal government of Nigeria, aimed at job creation by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas.
The first round of the competition was awarded in 2011 with 1200 successful businesses.
Here comes 2013 YouWiN.

GRANT:  You can win between 1 Million and 10 Million Naira to fund your business ideas.

Introducing YouWin 3!
The 2013 YouWIN Business competition (third edition) has now been officially launched by the Presidency today, 25th November 2013, for both men and women entrepreneurs in Nigeria (between ages 18 and 40.)

Step 1: See Who is Eligible to Apply
To be eligible for the Business Plan Competition you must satisfy the following criteria
  • You must be a proven citizen of Nigeria no older than 40 years (proof of identity: International passport/Drivers License/National ID/Voters card required)
  • You must have a post-secondary school qualification
  • Your proposed business venture must be within the national borders of Nigeria, and with the intention of employing Nigerian citizens.
  • Your proposed venture must not entail the production or distribution of weapons, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or/and gambling, or any activities in contradiction with the Nigerian constitution
  • You must prepare an innovative business concept summary
You must choose to participate in one award pool. There are 6 regional pools on the basis of geo-political zone as identified by market in which you want to do business.
YouWin Official Site

Stage One Deadline: February 14, 2014. 

UPDATE (2nd April 2014): LIST OF 6000 STAGE ONE WINNERS (Congratulations!)

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

List of Winners - 2013 NLNG Scholarshp

Congratulations to the 2013 winners of the NLNG Undergraduate Scholarship!
The list of winners is now out:
You should receive your letters on or before the 26th of November 2013.

If you are on the list and haven’t received your letter by then kindly call one of the numbers below.
07064058029, 07064045289, 08039053514, 08039055128. [no SMS please.]
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Friday, November 1, 2013

2014 NLNG Post-graduate Scholarship Scheme - UK

Applications are now being accepted into the Nigeria LNG Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for entry into Masters Programmes in the United Kingdom in September 2014.
Application form for the scholarships can be downloaded here.  Completed application form, along with an attached coloured passport photograph of the applicant should be submitted via email to

Criteria for Award
Potential beneficiaries must:
  • Be entering into a Master’s programme in Engineering, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences,  Management Sciences, Information Technology, Law and Medicine
  • Possess a 2nd Class Upper degree in a relevant field of study
  • Have completed the NYSC programme
  • Be no more than 30 years of age
  • Be Nigerian nationals resident in Nigeria
  • Provide identification documents from their L.G.A.s
  • Provide evidence that they are available to travel in September 2014 if selected
The Application Process
The application form is to be completed and submitted along with a coloured recent passport photo of the applicant. Documents are not to be attached to the form as these will not be accepted. Applications into the NLNG Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme will be received only via email at Exceptions will be given only to applicants with ‘special needs’.

Please note that due to the large number of applications, we are unable to enter into correspondence with applicants and will contact only those who are successfully shortlisted.

Application deadline is midnight on Friday, 15th November 2013. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

Click here for more details.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

2014/2015 PTDF Scholarship Scheme - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a Parastatal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources established by Decree 25 of 1973 for the purposes of development, promotion and implementation of petroleum technology and manpower needs through research and training of Nigerians.
The Fund’s Scholarship Application website will be open between 2nd October, 2013 and 31st October, 2013 for 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 applicants.


The website is open to all applicants for the 2013/2014 academic session that experienced difficulties uploading relevant documents to their online application to attach and submit their documents. However, those who successfully applied and uploaded their documents need not apply again.


The Fund is also inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for MSc and PhD Scholarships. A combined aptitude test will be conducted for both 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 MSc applicants as well as oral interview for PhD applicants. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates that meet the selection requirements for both 2013/2014 and 2014/15 in September 2014.

Application Forms can be accessed online using an ATM card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc  in all the States and FCT, upon payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online are clearly stated on the backside of the cards.

Applicants may please note that only those who meet the requirements below shall be shortlisted and invited for an Electronic Aptitude Test, in the case of Masters Degree candidates, while oral interview will be conducted for PhD (full time) on dates to be announced later.

1.  Possession of 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics
2. Must have concluded the 1st year of their study in any of the PTDF upgraded Federal Universities listed above.
3.   Must have scored a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on scale of 5 or 4.5 on a scale of 7 in their 1st Year.
4.   Must scan and attach a copy of their admission letter
5.  Students admitted into the University through Direct Entry i.e. 200 level must have either of the following:
                i.     Minimum of Upper Credit at the Diploma level
                ii.    Minimum of 10 points in interim Joint Matriculation Board (I.J.M.B) examination.
                iii.   Minimum of 8 points at the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education (G.C.E).
MSc (Overseas)

1.      A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience.
2.      National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate.
3.      Applicants must be computer literate.
4.      Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language in WAEC/SSCE (C6) or NECO (C4);
5.      Applicants must not be above 30 years of age
Applicants without credit in English language as in (4) above but possess any of the following may apply

i. Test of English language as a foreign language (TOEFL)
ii. G.R.E (Graduate Record Examination)
iii. GMAT –for Management related courses
iv. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)


1.      Applicants must be in Nigerian Institutions, teaching oil and gas related disciplines;
2.      Applicants must possess minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a good second degree certificate;
3.      Applicants must submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology and mode of data collection;
4.      Applicants must include a valid admission letter;
5.      Applicants must not be over 40 years of age; and;
6.      Applicants must include their Masters Degree project


Scholarships will be offered for admission into the under listed courses.

1.      Asset Management (Engineering Asset Management)
2.      Basin Evolution and Dynamics
3.      Diving and Underwater Technology
4.      Energy Systems Engineering
5.      Environmental Engineering
6.      Environmental Remote Sensing
7.      Fire & Explosion Engineering
8.      Health Safety and Environment
9.      Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics
10.  Maritime Operations
11.  Occupational Health and Safety
12.  Offshore and Ocean Technology
13.  Offshore Engineering
14.  Pipeline Engineering and Security
15.  Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
16.  Refinery Design and Operations
17.  Subsea Engineering
18.  Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option)
19.  Welding Engineering
20.  Design of Rotating Machines
21.  Control Systems
22.  Hydraulic Engineering
23.  Fluid Mechanics and Energetic


The PhD research areas in addition to the afore-listed MSc program areas may also include any of the following related areas:

1.         Environmental Studies and HSE (Health, Safety and Environment).
2.         Marginal Fields Development.
3.         Flow Assurance and Pipeline Engineering.
4.         Geology and Petroleum Geology.
5.         Civil and Marine Engineering.
6.         Renewable Energy.
7.         Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology.
8.         Refining Technology.
9.         Ship Building and Marine Technology

(i) Candidates whose disciplines are not related to the above need not apply.
(ii) Selection will be based strictly on performance in the aptitude test and Oral Interview.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY    (Please use a PC for optimal performance)
1. Click on "Fresh Application (2014)" OR "Modify Application (2013)" as applicable.
2. Then select your category (Undergraduate, MSc or PhD) from the drop down.
3. Read the instruction and then select "Fresh Application" or "Update my record" as applicable.
4. Proceed with your application.
UPDATE (28th November 2013):: 
APTITUDE TEST: Candidates have been shortlisted for PTDF Overseas Scholarship Test.
Date: Saturday, 7th December 2013
Please check your emails or application status if you applied. 

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Friday, October 4, 2013





Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited (NAE), on behalf of the NNPC/NAE/OANDO PSC, is committed to the training and development of manpower as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
In pursuance of this, NAE invites applications from suitably qualified and interested Nigerian graduates for the 2013/2014 Post Graduate Scholarship Award Scheme. The award is in two categories – Nigerian and Overseas.


To qualify, applicants MUST:
  1. Possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Bachelors degree from a recognized Nigerian University.
  2. Must have secured admission into a Nigerian or Overseas University (based on the category being applied for) for a one year Master’s Degree programme in any of the disciplines listed below.
  3. Not above 25 years of age by December 2013.


Only candidates with offer of admission in disciplines related to the following areas should apply;
  • Geosciences
  • Engineering (Petroleum, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Sub Sea, Electrical, Marine, Chemical)
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Oil and Gas Law


If you are qualified and interested, please read these instructions and proceed to complete the application.
Applicants will be required to upload the following documents along with their application:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport photograph (with white background)
  • First Degree Certificate
  • Proof of Provisional Admission

Please note:
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to take an aptitude test
  • Successful candidates will be contacted with details of the qualifying test via SMS text and email.
  • Strict compliance with above guidelines is required
  • Employees of NAE and other affiliate companies and their dependants are not eligible for this scholarship
DEADLINE: 31st October, 2013.

Completion of the application and test invitation shall not be construed as a commitment on the part of the NNPC/NAE/OANDO PSC nor shall it entitle applicants to make any claims whatsoever and/or seek any indemnity from NAE and/or any of its partners by virtue of responding to this invitation to apply for post-graduate scholarship award.  

UPDATE: (9th November 2013):: Invitations for e-assessment have been sent out to successfully shortlisted applicants. Please check your SMS and use the login details to obtain the full schedule for your test. (Dragnet)

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

List of Shortlisted Candidates: 2013 NNPC/ADDAX Petroleum Scholarship

ADDAX Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited has released a list of shortlisted candidates who applied for its 2012/2013 National merit scholarship award scheme.

N 100,000 (One hundred thousand Naira) per session.

The Test is scheduled as follows:

DATE: Saturday, 12th October, 2013.

1. Abuja Venue: National center for women developement,
Better life Street (Tafawa Balewa street),
Central Business District,
Opposite Central Bank Of Nigeria,
Garki, Abuja.

2. Port Harcourt Center: Basic studies Unit,
University of Port Harcourt,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

3. Lagos center: Airforce Secondary School,
Sam Ethnan Airforce Base,
(NAF BASE), Ikeja,

4. Owerri Center: All seasons Hotel,
off Port-Harcourt Road,
Owerri, Imo State.

CLICK HERE for the full list of shortlisted candidates as published in Guardian Newspaper of 27th September 2013. 

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2013/2014 MUSTE SCHOLARSHIP (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

The Mankind United To Support Total Education (MUSTE) is a Scholarship arm of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation; it was registered with the corporate affairs commission in Abuja Nigeria on the 17th of November 2003. It is founded and funded by Mr. Jim Ovia in the year 1998, to provide financial aid to outstanding Nigeria youths.
 The awardees are given funding for undergraduate study for the duration of the undergraduate program. The award includes tuition and maintaince allowance. The scheme offers an average of 100 opportunities every year. The Financial records show that as at October 2010, Mr. Ovia has invested N98,220,000 in the program on one thousand, four hundred and thirty-nine beneficiaries.

The Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE) program is for undergraduate and higher degree studies only.  
All scholarships are awarded based on merit, using the information provided in the form, supporting documents and a screening test. 

Applicant must:  
  (Please note that registration as a member of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation is no longer a pre-requisite) 

• Have their Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination result or the equivalent  
• Have a current admission letter into a recognized higher level institution 
• Undergraduate applicant must have passed JAMB and Post-JAMB examinations 
• Undergraduates already in school must attach a recent photocopy of their school I.D  
• Higher degree applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, and have at least two years of recent full time professional experience, acquired after a university degree. 
 • Present one personal reference letter and one academic/professional reference letter. All recommendation letters must be duly signed. 
 • Higher degree applicant must include a cover letter stating “Why they intend to pursue a higher degree” (Not more than 250 words). 
 • Attach recent passport photograph 
 • Include a valid email address in the format (, residential address and telephone number 
 • All questions are compulsory unless otherwise stated
  • To promote access to tertiary education
  • To invest in the future leaders of Nigeria
  • To provide a platform that encourages competitiveness and promotes equal opportunities in workplace
  • To bridge the knowledge gap in Nigeria
 Eligibility and Criteria
All Nigerian youth are eligible for the scholarship. In the first ten years of the program, 1439 youths from all cross Nigeria have been awarded scholarship. About one hundred awardees are selected each year from a pool of four hundred applicants. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of personal intellectual ability, leadership capability and a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout Nigeria by providing service to their community and applying their talent and knowledge to improve the lives of others.


The MUSTE Scholarship provides bursary to cover the cost of completing an undergraduate or higher degree program that is within 3 – 6 years. It is also subject to satisfactory academic performance in the subsequent year of the degree program.  The Scholarship provides benefits for the recipient only, and intends to cover: 
 • Tuition
 • A monthly subsistence allowance, for living expenses and books.   

The MUSTE Scholarship does not cover:  
 • Expenses for the scholar's family.  
• Expenses related to research, supplementary materials, field trip or workshops while at the university.  
INTERNATIONAL OR LOCAL TUITION FEES THAT EXCEED THE BURSARY AWARDED. This is a bursary of a fixed amount regardless of the tuition stated by the school. 

 In addition, • The scholarship awarded is valid for the academic year immediately following the offer of the award and cannot be deferred for any reason.
 • Should you be granted the scholarship, your progress report is required at the end of every academic year as well as your annual academic results. These should be sent in prior to the renewal of your scholarship.  
 The MUSTE scholarship only supplements and does not duplicate any other source of financial support the scholar might have. However, scholars must inform the Board of MUSTE if they have other sources of scholarship funds. 
 Your MUSTE scholarship maybe withdrawn unconditionally or partially if during the scholarship period the Board has evidence of additional sources of support. 



UPDATE! (12/12/2013): 
Please note the following:
* The test contains 50 questions
* The test is 40 mins
* The test is only open for 2 hours on Saturday 14th Dec 2013 from 10am-12pm (GMT +1)
* Your mobile number used in your application is your access to take the test.
     -If you did not enter the correct phone number, you have automatically disqualified your application.
     - For local numbers, you are to enter your phone number beginning with 0 and not 234 or +234 e.g 0802314987 not +234802314987
     - If you registered with an international phone number please enter it with the country code. e.g +44207937109
Please send an email  to

TEST FORMAT: IQ and Current Affairs (40 minutes for 50 questions)
Pass mark: 80%

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

2014/2015 Chevening Scholarship

Applications for the 2014-2015 Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship program of the UK government is now open.

Scholarships will support over 600 established or emerging leaders from 118 countries worldwide. They are typically for a one-year Master’s degree in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.

 The programme is a United Kingdom government’s scholarship programme, funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Scholars are hand-picked by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world, sometimes in partnership with sponsoring organization.

Applicants must:
  • be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, with the intent to return there at the end of the period of study;
  • hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honors degree in the UK;
  • achieve the minimum Chevening English language requirement;
  • have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship;
  • be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university.
A Chevening Scholarship in Nigeria includes:
1. A monthly stipend, travel to and from your country via an approved route, 
2. An arrival and excess baggage allowance
3. A thesis or dissertation grant
4. The cost of an entry clearance visa and tuition fees (a global tuition fee cap of £12,000 will apply for MBA courses).
Applications for 2014-2015 Chevening Scholarships in Nigeria are now open and will close on 8 November 2013.

Applications for the 2014-15 Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online (CLICK HERE)


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Thursday, August 29, 2013

2012/2013 SPDC Joint Venture University Scholarship Award Scheme

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SHELL /TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture) Scholarship Scheme offers first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of their course. The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills-base among young Nigerians.

  • Students must be citizens of Nigeria,
  • Currently enrolled in a first degree programme at an accredited and approved university in Nigeria, and;
  • Must have gained admission during the 2012/2013 academic session.
The Scholarship is in two categories - the National Merit Award (NM) and the Areas of Operation Merit Award, East or West (OE or OW).

-National Merit Award (NM)
Open to Nigerians who are not indigenes of SPDC’s operational areas (in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers States).

-Areas of Operation Merit Award, East (OE)
For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational areas in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Rivers and Bayelsa states (excluding indigenes of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas).

-Areas of Operation Merit Award, West (OW)
For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Bayelsa (i.e indigenes of Ekeremor and Sagbama Local Government areas) and Delta States.


  1. All applicants should have their personal valid email accounts (for consistent communication).
  2. Candidates who meet the above entry qualifications should apply online to provide required personal and educational details, and load scanned copies of the following:
    • A recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant (i.e. jpeg format, that is not more than 200kilobytes);
    • University or JAMB (UTME or D/E) Admission Letter;
    • Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Scores;
    • ‘O’ Level Result(s); and ‘A’ Level /OND /NCE Result(s) as applicable; and
    • Letter of Identification from State (showing Local Government) of Origin.
  3. Applicants for the Operational Area Awards (OE & OW) are to provide scanned copies of identification letters (duly stamped and signed) from;
    • The Paramount Ruler of the Community; and
    • The Chairman of the Community Development or Executive Council (CDC or CEC).

    How much does Shell Pay?
    Shell (SPDC) pays N75,000 per beneficiary every year. However, this amount is subject to change. (prior to the 2010/2011 session, Shell paid N50,000 per beneficiary)
Please note that:
  • Shell does not demand payment from applicants, the application is entirely free of charge.
  • SPDC does not assign ‘Representatives’ / ‘Agents’ to assist applicants’ process applications.
  • Applications should be submitted online before October 31st, 2013.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY (Note that you can best access the form on a PC and not on most mobile devices)
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2013 Ekiti State Scholarship And Bursary (Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Special)

The Ekiti State government has instituted various Scholarship and Bursary Awards for Ekiti State Students in the Federal, State and Private Universities

Free Application forms for undergraduate, Masters Degree, PHD and Physically Challenged are now available to prospective applicant at Ekiti State Scholarship Board, New Secretariat, Ado-Ekiti. Those who prefer to apply online should CLICK HERE ; 2013 Scholarships and Bursary category.

Completed application forms MUST be sent to: not later than 1st October, 2013.


  • Applicant must be in 2nd year/HND and above in their courses of study to be qualified for the undergraduate Scholarship Awards and must possess WAEC/NECO with a minimum of 5 Credits including English Language and mathematics at a sitting and a minimum CGPA of 4.0 for University or the equivalent of second class upper division, 3.8 for Polytechnics and 3.0 for NCE in their current institutions of study.
  • Applicants for Masters Degree and PHD Scholarship Awards must possess a minimum CGPA of 2nd Class Upper at Undergraduate level. A strong letter of recommendation from the University of Masters Degree Programme is additional prerequisite for PHD Scholarship Award;
  • Physically Challenged Students in Tertiary Institutions (NCE, ND, HND and Degree Studies) are qualified for Handicapped Scholarship Award;
  • Students on Part-Time Studies are not qualified for the Scholarship Awards
BURSARY AWARDS: All Undergraduates, Polytechnics, NCE, School of Nursing and Colleges of Health Technology students are eligible.
DATE OF SUBMISSION: All prospective applicants are to submit their forms (s) on or before Thursday 31st October 2013.

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