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Unbelievable! 18-Year-Old Boy Gets N200Million Funding For Agricultural Business (How he did it will shock you!)

HE HAS DONE IT!!!

This boy will go places. A month ago, I came across a post talking about one young boy named Samuel Robinson posted a daring tweet that said 

Who has 20 million Naira burning a hole in their pocket, give me and I will return 1billion in 2years”

I started following the guy on social media and Day before yesterday he posted that he was meeting with two billionaires yesterday and asked us to pray for him.

Well yesterday he just posted that he has gotten a commitment of 200million Naira!!! 200 freaking million Naira!!!

The writer of the post I saw was saying that this boy is Nigeria’s black Bill Gates in the making and that if he had the discipline to learn Spanish, French and German then he might be on to something. I think he was right! Because if at age 18, he is already doing this, what will he be doing when he is 30? I laughed before and doubted that this boy could get 20 million naira, not to talk of 200 million naira.

Well he has done it!!! He has freaking done it…  How the hell was he able to get two billionaires to meet him?!!! I have to say, I am amazed.

See what he posted on instagram and twitter below. His handle is samuelrobinsonx on both twitter and Instagram

Just imagine if every young person was thinking like this, wouldn’t Nigeria be as advanced as China or US by now. I’m inspired!

“I was Twice Refused Admission Into University Over Age Issues’-LASU Best Graduating Student (See Her CGPA) [Photo]

—Oluwatomi Oyende, LASU best graduating science student

Faith Oluwatomi Oyende, 21, and  biochemistry student, graduated  with a 4.68  cumulative  grade point  average, CGPA,  to emerge the best graduating student from the Faculty of Science at the 21st convocation ceremony of Lagos State University (LASU).

The  first child  in  a family of six tells  how hardwork and providence propelled her to come out tops and to secure immediate employment.

Her words, “I like to work on priority basis. As an undergraduate,  I was doing  one job or the other in addition to my studies. I engaged in all faculty activities; I taught as a lesson teacher; I  was the General Secretary of the university’s fellowship,  Chapel of Light, and I was one-time  Chief Editor of my department’s  magazine.  I also  received bursary awards three times. I have a very social life.”

The beginning

I am the  first child of my parents. I have two siblings and  a cousin  who has  stayed with my family for over 10 years. LASU, besides being my  alma mater,  has been my home since I was five years old. This because  my two parents  work in the university.

How did you emerge as the best  science student for the 2015/2016 academic year ?

It is a long story. I actually wanted to become a  medical  doctor. But I was denied admission at both University of Lagos, UNILAG, and LASU because I was not yet 16years old. Having finished secondary school at age 15, I wrote and passed the Joint Admission Matriculation Board Examination. But during post-JAMB test,  I was told I must have completed 16 years on or before October 1, 2011. Unfortunately I was to be 16 on January 1 , 2012.
So, when JAMB came out the following  year, I bought the form and applied for medicine at Bowen University. I  later applied for microbiology at LASU because my parents felt that I was too young to leave home  at time. So,   providence made me study biochemistry.

My success was achieved through God almighty and through collective efforts. These include the efforts of  my mum, my lecturers and my classmates while my dad,   Dr Kayode Oyende, took care of the logistics. My mum was practically amazing as she took care of my studying  and research even at nights.

How I studied?

I  would sleep at10pm  and wake up by 3am everyday.  And  I  read most of the  time from 3 am to 7 am. This pattern may change due to my busy schedule.   I could also read on the road anytime the urge came. But during exams,   my mum made sure I suspended all my house chores and  extra-curricular activities. This was because I work  on priority basis.  As an  undergraduate,   I was  doing one job or the other in addition to my studies.

I understood you got employed even before your convocation. How  did it happen?

During my final semester,  I applied for the ReadySetWork, RSW,  instituted by Lagos State government for final year students under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor, Prof.   Lanre   Fagbohun. So. with the mind to be the best in whatever I do, I put in  my best in all the activities that saw me being selected among those sent for three months internship programme. The programme started from November 2016 to January 2017.  At the end of the internship, Simply Green Limited  retained me   and made me a staff.   I am involved in customer care,   and also in procurement and quality control department.

Your social life?

I am a  sociable person but I don’t do partying. I like  surprises. However,  I make use of my social platforms wisely.  Besides  using them for academic group chats, if  I must chat, it must be productive.

Male admirers

I made   up my mind as an undergraduate not to dabble into any relationship that would affect my studies.   However, I  have  nice male friends.

Mentors

My VC, Prof.   Lanre Fagbohun, is my number one mentor apart from God and my parents. I will never forget the day the VC shocked  me by giving me back my school fees   as a scholar. I also appreciate his endowment of RSW. That initiative is doing a lot to remove graduates from the streets.

Advice to undergraduates

All youths should have plan and follow what my mum teaches: The four Ds of success: Desire, determination,   diligence and discipline.  If any youth applies these principles,   he or she will come out tops.

Source: Vanguard

Meet Another Acada Genius: Best Graduating Student with 4.97 CGPA! (Photo)

HERS was a success story enveloped in hard work and the grace of God despite facing the type of challenge that had halted many brilliant students from achieving greatness in life. Many of her mates would have taken to other trades and end up being a minus to womanhood. Ironically, she lived her name Success Oluremi Odebode, and stood tall as the graduating student with the best overall performance with a CGPA of 4.97 in Geology at the fifth convocation of the nine year old Achievers University, Owo in Ondo State.

Thirty four students of the university had first class honours, 253 second class upper division while 135 were in the second class lower division and seven in third class division.

Success, 22 years old spoke with Vanguard on the challenges she went through and how she fought through to emerge as the best graduating student of the 2015/2016 set.

She wrote JAMB  twice before she got admitted into the university. Asked how she wriggled through not only in a male dominated department but the set to emerge the best graduating student, Success said:

“I made it through hard work and the special grace of God. Growing up was not that okay family wise, but I never allowed that to put my back on the ground, so I had to pursue whatever I had to do diligently because all I dreamt about was to leave a mark in whatever I did.

“So by the help of God I was able to achieve this through study. I was never involved in any form of partying or socials and I made sure I maximized my time to the fullest and I am telling you today that it yielded positive result.”

Pressed to explain those things that she didn’t allow to affect education, she said, “maritally, my parents were separated for sometime and it was supposed to affect my studies but I just put it behind me and concentrated on my studies. Most time, psychologically, I would be concerned about what happened between my parents but thank God that He provided help for me through my uncle, so I was never left behind because he supported my education.”

She said her joy was that both her mum and uncle witnessed her day of celebration. On her educational background she said “I attended Holy Infant School, Lagos State for my elementary school, then for secondary school I went to Omotayo College, Ogijo along Sagamu road, then Achievers University.

“Funny enough I never picked Achievers university from onset, I picked Obafemi Awolowo University but because I couldn’t make the cut off marks with just a point in Pharmacy I was not given admission. The geology course was given to me by Achievers University, I never knew anything about geology. On that fateful Sunday after service, when I received a message from the university that I have been admitted to Achievers University, I thought it was a scam because there was nothing that cannot happen in Nigeria anymore, so I had to call the number that was used to send the message.

“The man who spoke to me, his name his Mr. Ogunleye and confirmed that it was actually true. I inquired how they got to know my contact and explained it was through OAU. So that was how I came here to verify and lo and behold I was given my admission letter to study geology in this school.

“Things I denied myself to achieve this feat included sleep, pleasure though I really don’t go out, even most of the school social activities I don’t usually involve myself in them but when it comes to study, doing my assignments, tests and every other academic activities like debate, I made sure I put my best in it.

“I had no boyfriend but now I have a fiance. I love geology as a course because it’s a very practical and applicable science and if you look around the world, the world itself it’s geology. Studying geology is just like having close access to God and studying what God has made as well. My advice to those coming behind is that they should just put in their best because opportunity comes but once and whenever you have the opportunity, just maximize it.”

Meanwhile, the Vice chancellor of the university, Prof. Samuel Ibiyemi has said that the number of academic programmes approved for the institution by the NUC has increased from 12 to 22 when he assumed office three years ago.

Source: Vanguard

Dangote Bags ‘Malaria No More’ Award (Photos & Video)

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has been named the 2017 recipient of the ‘Malaria No More’ Global Leadership Award.

The event which took place in New York in the United States, was attended by dignitaries from across the world, all committed to eradicating the scourge of malaria in the world.

The organisers say Mr Dangote was honored for his role in fighting the spread of the disease in Africa and Nigeria in particular, through his contributions to the ‘Saving One Million Lives in Nigeria’ initiative.

Although the event sought to address the malaria menace, it was still indeed an evening of relaxation.

Watch the full video below


Source: Channels

School Teacher Donates Her Kidney To Save Student’s Life

Beth Battista, is a teacher at Kids Express Learning Center in Madison. She had heard of the plight of Lyla Carreyn, who has been on dialysis for 12 hours a day after being diagnosed in 2016 with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), a rare autoimmune disorder.

Battista, 36, decided to get herself tested to see if she was a match. When doctors confirmed she indeed had the matching antibodies for Lyla, she decided to surprise Lyla’s mother, Dena Carreyn, with the news that she would be donating her kidney to her daughter.

Reports gathered showed that the transplant was successful and Preschool teacher Beth Battista and her student Lyla Carreyn, 5, are both recovering at a Madison hospital after a successful kidney transplant.

[PHOTOS] Meet Jelani Aliyu, Designer Of The World’s Renowned Chevrolet Electric Car As He Gets Appointment From President Buhari

Jelani Aliyu, a Nigerian designer who designed a globally renowned electric car, the Chevrolet Volt was recently appointed by President Buhari as the director-general of the Nigerian Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC).

The Chevrolet Volt has been described as a modern day revolutionary product, one that would change the world.

As the head of the council, Aliyu, would be in charge of implementing new development policies for Nigeria’s automobile industry.

Here is a brief  biography on Aliyu.

Background

Jelani Aliyu is a Muslim who was born in Kaduna, in 1966 to parents, Aliya Haidara and Sharifiya Aliyu, from Sokoto state. He is the fifth of seven children.

Education

He attended Capital School, Sokoto from 1971 to 1978. In 1978, he gained admission into Federal Government College, Sokoto, and graduated in 1983 with an award as best in Technical Drawing. Aliyu went to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, for his A-levels. He later dropped out and enrolled in the Birnin Kebbi Polythechnic in Kebbi state, where he graduated as the best all-round student and earned a degree in Architecture.

Like every genius, Aliyu wanted to learn more so in 1990, he went ahead to study Transportation Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He was able to further his education in Detroit on a Sokoto state government scholarship and he graduated in 1994.

Career

After graduation, he was immediately noticed by an American multinational corporation that designs and markets vehicles, General Motors. GM vehicles are sold under various brands such as, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden and many more. He began his career as a design staff at General Motors in 1994 and he has been with GM since then. Jelani Aliyu is considered by many as the super star of the General Motors renaissance.