NEXT HOTTEST EVENT IN UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

​Home Advantage is an international standard leadership conference created in 2015 to catalyze a shift in the mindset of young Nigerians, Africans and the world at large to get them to imbibe the essence of the phrase “Conquer your Locality, Conquer the World”.
Home Advantage is a fresh and peculiar initiative with great prospects to become a platinum standard for young persons to encounter self-discovery and growth through learning from the process of experienced and seasoned professionals in various fields. 
Home Advantage is a new platform geared towards helping to create value systems and strengthening these value systems by solidifying moral institutions. It is a conclave of exceptional individuals with a thirst and passion to be the difference in their local communities. It is an avenue for communal listening, participation, learning, unlearning, relearning, application and improvement. 
In our present times, there is a need for evolving minds and personalities who are given to growth and constant improvement which is why we have tagged this edition of Home Advantage “EVOLVE”.
The vision of Home Advantage [evolve] is to see participants GROW, IMPROVE and ADVANCE their ideas by encouraging them to pursue being the difference in their local communities and to “EVOLVE” beyond the limitations of their local communities, vitiating the tendencies of small mindedness that challenges the average Nigerian youth. 
Our goal is to bring young leaders in contact with deep thinkers from diverse fields to share ideas, practical stories and experiences that would inspire participants to “EVOLVE” and enable them conquer their locality and conquer the world. 
Participants at Home Advantage would be afforded the opportunity to SHARE their ideas, CONNECT with other young professionals and supportive speakers of similar ilk and this would help ADVANCE their dreams.
To achieve this we have a combination of seasoned speakers and high caliber artistic performers that would create the perfect environment that would without a doubt catalyze “EVOLUTION” said The Seun Fakorede, Home Advantage Curator and organizing committee member. 

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Our team of Speakers already confirmed for this edition of Home Advantage;

1. Dayo Isreal (LLB Hons, MA International Relations)

He is an astute young professional and an impeccable nation builder. Dayo is an advisor to many world leaders, business executives, politicians, young entrepreneurs and sport professionals. Widely recognized both locally and internationally, he is a young man highly decorated globally for his ability to conquer his locality at a very young age.    
2. Muyiwa Babarinde

He is a digital marketing professional, an avid technology enthusiast and content creator with vast experience in business analysis, strategy, marketing, content creation and project development. Muyiwa is currently working with Red Media Africa, a media and communications group in Lagos with the designation; Opportunities Associate and his job description includes sourcing partnership for the Group’s platform and brands.  
3. VJ Femi Daniels 

Femi Daniels is an award winning VJ, TV host, Producer and a Presenter with an impeccable skill. He currently works with the popular Hip TV coordinating several delectable shows. Femi has a very strong passion for excellence and youth development in all spheres of endeavor.   
4. Dayo Nigeria 

Dayo is an excellent communicator and strategist dedicated to grooming young people into leaders and great achievers. He firmly believes in the enormity of the potential of youths to become nation builders and he has as a result worked in various capacities with diverse national and international organizations. A Mandela Washington fellow with the Young African Leaders Initiative and an alumnus of the Staley School of Leadership Studies of the Kansas State University.
5. Arole

Woli Arole as he is fondly called is a prophetic stand-up comedian in a distinguished niche of his own. He is also an event MC and Actor with quite a number of awards to his name. Arole has brought immense creativity to bear in the comedy industry today. He believes every young person has the innate abilities that can make them stand out and make a sound difference in their local communities.
6. Babatunmise 

Babatunmise is a young, vibrant music artiste with a striking track record. He is passionate about youth empowerment and Nation Building. Babatunmise had developed exceptional coordination skills in the area of event management and hosting. 
7. 9jARTitude 

Tobi Oke, professionally known as 9jARTitude is an amazing live speed painter. He is also the producer of Heard and Seen, a promising young persons talent hunt event. 9jARTitude has demonstrated strong excellence and creativity in the field of art. He is someone who has greatly maximised his gift and home advantage. 
8. Aunty Lanre 

Lanre Onasanya, popularly known as Aunty Lanre is the founder of Aunty Lanre Initiative, a non-governmental organization through which she and her amazing volunteers have reached over 500 orphans & vulnerable children since its inception in 2015. Aunty Lanre Initiative evolved out of her enormous love for children and also,  her personal conviction that with support from the community, orphans and vulnerable children can live better and have more meaningful lives. 
9. The Seun Fakorede 

Seun’s passion and work has promoted leadership development and accountability for youths as a critical indices to Nigeria’s development through seminars, conferences and other platforms. The Seun Fakorede as he is popularly called enjoys focusing on the topics of Youth Development and Leadership that result in national socio-economic transformation, with an incorruptible passion for Youth Empowerment, Good Governance and Nation Building. 

Our lineup of Artistic Performers include:

1. Asiri, one of Nigeria’s fastest growing comic acts

2. Eri, a talented and gifted music artiste 

3. DJ T-Swaggs, an amazingly talented disc jockey

      and many others… 

Speakers would speak for about 16 minutes or less and then through interactive sessions we would delve into the discovery of how potentials can be harnessed, inspired and evolved to adopt new thought patterns and functional organizational structures.
Participants are required to register online via  http://bit.ly/homeadvantageevolve  to ensure that they have access to the event venue. They are to also print (or bring along in soft copy) their online ticket which would be automatically issued immediately they complete the registration process. 
“Home Advantage” is powered by HOME ADVANTAGE AFRICA and at Home Advantage Africa we believe that by bringing events such as Home Advantage to the Nigerian Youth we are creating an opportunity for young minds to network and dialog on how to share their greatness with their society. 

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For sponsorship and enquiries, please contact: 

Toyin, 

+234 817 648 1189

HomeAdvantageAfrica@gmail.com 

http://www.homeadvantageafrica.xyz

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BREAKING NEWS: FORMER SUPER EAGLES COACH, STEPHEN KESHI IS DEAD

The Former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, is dead. A tweet on the Nigeria Football Federation’s handle, @thenff, says the legend died in the early hours of Wednesday.

The former international football player and coach, lost his wife, Kate, last year after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Keshi has coached the national teams of Togo and Mali, qualifying the former to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

In his last job with Nigeria, he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and reached the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

source: punch newspaper

BREAKING NEWS: MUHAMMAD ALI IS DEAD

The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world’s best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted on Thursday.

He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease.

The funeral will take place in Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, his family said in a statement.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Ali shot to fame by winning light-heavyweight gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

Nicknamed “The Greatest”, the American beat Sonny Liston in 1964 to win his first world title and became the first boxer to capture a world heavyweight title on three separate occasions.

He eventually retired in 1981, having won 56 of his 61 fights.

Crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC, Ali was noted for his pre- and post-fight talk and bold fight predictions just as much as his boxing skills inside the ring.

But he was also a civil rights campaigner and poet who transcended the bounds of sport, race and nationality.

Asked how he would like to be remembered, he once said: “As a man who never sold out his people. But if that’s too much, then just a good boxer. I won’t even mind if you don’t mention how pretty I was.”

Ali turned professional immediately after the Rome Olympics and rose through the heavyweight ranks, delighting crowds with his showboating, shuffling feet and lightning reflexes.

British champion Henry Cooper came close to stopping Clay, as he was still known, when they met in a non-title bout in London in 1963.

Cooper floored the American with a left hook, but Clay picked himself up off the canvas and won the fight in the next round when a severe cut around Cooper’s left eye forced the Englishman to retire

In February the following year, Clay stunned the boxing world by winning his first world heavyweight title at the age of 22.

He predicted he would beat Liston, who had never lost, but few believed he could do it.

Yet, after six stunning rounds, Liston quit on his stool, unable to cope with his brash, young opponent.

At the time of his first fight with Liston, Clay was already involved with the Nation of Islam, a religious movement whose stated goals were to improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of African Americans in the United States.

But in contrast to the inclusive approach favoured by civil rights leaders like Dr Martin Luther King, the Nation of Islam called for separate black development and was treated by suspicion by the American public.

Ali eventually converted to Islam, ditching what he perceived was his “slave name” and becoming Cassius X and then Muhammad Ali.

source: BBC.com

GOOD NEWS! UNILEVER IDEA TROPHY DEADLINE HAS BEEN SHIFTED

So, for those of us that were not able to send in our Unilever Africa Idea Trophy ideas for close-up before the stated deadline, there’s hope!
The submission date has been moved up till the 17th June 2016. So we have quality time to improve our ideas, tell our friends to participate and submit on time… Hurry though, time waits for no-one… Visit http://www.unileverafricaideatrophy.com and fill out the necessary details with your promising idea… You might not get another “second chance”…. 😉 For any form of assistance, contact;
Peter 08136243558
Courage 08155953018
Adedayo 08117637061

SHARE IDEAS AND WIN AT UNILEVER IDEA TROPHY

So we all have ideas that we wish would earn us either fame or money or even an achievement…
Here’s an opportunity!
It’s the UNILEVER AFRICA IDEA TROPHY for University undergraduates Where you just need a few clicks on the website , your mind-blowing idea and you’re on your way to stardom!
How would you feel if an advertisement on close-up comes up on TV and you tell your friends that you are the brain behind the ad? Awesome right? Here’s how it goes:
1. You can enter into the competition as an individual or a team of 3 students.
2. The winner stands the chance of winning a foreign trip to one of UNILEVER global hubs, as well as, an internship at any UNILEVER’s company of your choice, at anytime, and other prizes.
3. Only one entry is allowed for an individual or a team.
The DEADLINE for the submission of entries is (15th of May, 2016).

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Please, visit http://www.unileverafricaideatrophy.com or visit the Unilever Careers page on Facebook to apply. Deadline for application is May 15.
For more information; Contact the University of Ibadan UNILEVER ambassadors
👉Peter 08136243558
👉Courage 0815 595 3018
👉Adedayo 08117637061

READ WHAT REUBEN ABATI WROTE ABOUT MOTE, TIWA SAVAGE AND MAY DAY

While reading this morning, I found this interesting article by the famous Reuben Abati how he talked about the trending issues in Nigeria- from Tiwa Savage to May Day and University of Ibadan too. This article was culled from The Cable News website. Enjoy:

“Ol’boy, man don see something oh.”

“Wetin you see?”

“My eyes don see something. My ears don hear, and my mouth sef, I for talk something join.”

“Talk make I hear”

“No be dis Tiwa Savage and him husband matter? The husband wey say him wife offend am, he no gi am food, him wife dey form for house but him dey open leg for other men, and na another woman they give am edible catering, and the man come vex he wan jump inside river for Lekki-Ikoyi bridge”

“Who the hell are you talking about?”

“Tiwa Savage and her husband”

“And who are those?”

“Tiwa, now. Marvin First Lady.  She is one of Nigeria’s topmost female artistes. And her husband.  They are quarrelling. The husband tried to commit suicide. She says her husband prefers to follow other women, take cocaine and ignore his responsibilities as a man and a husband. Social media is agog with the news. Mainstream media is feeding on it too. The man even tried to jump into the Lagoon.”

“And has he done so?”

“No. He was restrained by Banky W and Peter Okoye.”

“And who are those? Red Cross Officials?”

“You are in this country and you don’t know Banky W and Peter Okoye?”

“There is no way anyone can possibly know all the members of the Red Cross? ”

“They are musicians, not Red Cross, not NEMA”

“Oh, I see”

“Don’t tell me you are one of those dumb ones who do not know what is going on in this country?”

“I don’t get it. Am I supposed to worry about how Tiwa Savage and her husband are savaging the public space with their dirty linen and turning their marriage into a subject for beer parlour gossip?”

“It is a serious matter.”

“Oh really? So, how has their matter affected the supply of petrol, the price of foodstuff and the payment of salaries?”

“It is the biggest news of the week.”

“Of course, because the media does not know what to prioritise anymore”

“There are issues involved. Tiwa Savage’s husband wanted to commit suicide. The same week, there was a report about a man who killed his target of amorous desire and stabbed her mother in Ilorin because the lady refused to love or marry him.”

“Love is the most potent poison in the world. The graveyard is a prison yard of unrequited love.”

“Tiwa Savage’s husband says…”

“You keep mentioning the wife.  That husband doesn’t have a name? They should have allowed him to jump into the Lagoon, and have his wife do a special song at his funeral and go home on the left arm of another man.”

“They call him em em. actually that is the problem if you would listen to the wife. She is the breadwinner, she says and the man likes to squander money and so on and so forth.”

“Look, I am not interested in that story.  I don’t want a taste of Tiwa Savage’s #Lemonade. I don’t want any tales about the #Becky-with-the-Big-Hair that served her husband “edible catering”. Or do you want the National Assembly to have a special session on a derailed marriage, or may be you want President Muhammadu Buhari to issue a statement on it? One of these days, Nigerians will start insisting that the Nigerian President should become a marriage counselor and he will be blamed for marital squabbles.”

“We are talking about celebrities. And come to think of it, in a normal country, Tiwa Savage’s husband will not have to depend on his wife. He will have a proper means of income.”

E ma gba mi ke. Doro Tiwa and husband fight and Nigeria no go hear word? E joor oh. As you lay your bed, you lie on it. These things happen every day. Human beings pay for the choices that they make. They learn from the outcomes of their choices. Can we have the media focus on serious matters beyond sex, infidelity, cocaine and the poverty of matrimonial matters in the household of Tiwa and Tee Blliz? Which kin name be that sef?”

“Tomorrow is May Day for example”

“Nigerian workers should actually carry placards tomorrow, screaming May Day, May Day, May Day!!”

“You want them to scream for help?”

“Yes, because the Nigerian worker today is hungry, angry, sinking, helpless, jobless, over-used, under-paid and in despair. State governments are not paying salaries. Companies are retrenching staff.  The latest I read is that First Bank is planning to sack 1, 000 workers, Aero Contractors, 100.  I know a couple, who have both just lost their jobs and they have five children. Some other companies are closing shop. Massive divestiture in the economy.”

“Incidentally, you know the people who caused the melt down. “

“Tell me”

“I don’t know.”

“If you don’t know, then you don’t know, before you say something that will make me give you a punch in the face. But I think all that President Buhari needs to dotomorrow is to give the people hope.  In a situation like this, you give the people hope, you reassure them.”

“You are recommending rhetoric. Speaking for speaking sake.”

“No. I am saying hope is a strong weapon. When a leader gives the people hope, he calms down their blood pressure. It is a strong pill.”

“The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress are not asking for hope. Nigerian workers know what they want. They are asking for N56, 000 minimum wage.”

“Chai”

“You heard me. N56, 000”

“Chai. Do they live in this country at all? Do they have economists among them? Does it make sense to ask for what you know you cannot get?”

“You can ask for what you think you deserve.”

“But in matters like this, you look at the economy too. What they are asking for is called wage indexation. That is not sound economics. Wage indexation is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you base your calculations on it, there will never be an end to it, and it will undermine the economy.”

“Which economy? An economy where some people grab N2 billion, and millions of dollars all in the line of a day’s arrangement, and workers cannot get the existing N18, 000 minimum wage?”

“If I were the NLC or TUC leader, I’ll be more interested in giving the government ideas about how to pay the current minimum wage and ensure that the welfare of the people is properly the concern of government. NLC should be pragmatic. Get all salary arrears paid to start with, and get government to pay all emoluments as at when due. Uncommon sense.”

“Sorry, Labour leaders don’t claim that they are economists. They just want the best for the Nigerian worker. That is their mandate.”

“Don’t speak for them. When they meet the President and the Governors tomorrow, let them say so. I wonder if anybody even reads those long speeches on Labour Day. Nigerian workers are looking for unpaid salaries, but their leaders ride exotic SUVs, and live in mansions. I beg.”

“You are beginning to sound like a government spokesperson. Come, are you still one of us?”

“I beg”

“By the way, what do you think is likely to happen in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), now that the party leadership says the Chairman of the party must come from the North East, and the South West members are threatening to pull out?”

“Are you sure anybody in the South West is threatening to pull out?”

“Yes. You don’t read the papers? Na one of your brothers even talk am

“Who?”

“The Lion himself”

“A lion in my family?”

“Have you forgotten so soon? Abi as your phone no ring again, your brain no ring too? You no know the attack dog, the Lion?”

“Lion. Attack dog.”

“Hen hen now. Him say if they don’t make somebody from South West the Chairman of the PDP, the South West wing of the PDP will leave the party.”

“I’ll advise you not to lose sleep over what politicians say.  What you can be sure of though, is that before 2019, there is likely to be interesting re-alignments.  Nigerian politics may not be the same again before and after 2019.”

“Na dem sabi. Make they just give us the mekunnu, power, good roads, jobs and our salaries at the end of the month. Me, talking for meself, I don see say e no matter which party win election, as long as the economy dey kampe and man fit chop, pay school fees and get light to do welle for night. My broda, na the better thing wey matter pass be dat.”

“What is welle?”

“You no know Welle?”

“No”

“Kai. Lord of Heaven. No be the thing wey dey cause problem between Tiwa Savage and her husband be dat?”

“I still don’t get it.”

“You no watch her interview?  As the girl they talk, dey cry, without make up, looking like an angel, doing her eye like this, her shoulder like that, e just dey pain me say dem no allow the husband jump for inside river. If I see Banky W and Peter Okoye, hen, the kine slap wey I go give dem.”

“Are you alright? Have you been sniffing cocaine?”

“C’ommot there. You just carry book for head, you no know how life be?”

“I am sorry for you.”

“Sorry for yourself.”

“Na you go sorry for yourself. And why your head dey always shine like this? You no get hair? You never reach old age, your head don become desert. Na people like you women dey look for?”

“This is a special haircut, you can see that the shaving of the hair is completely clean.”

“This is not a haircut. This is called desert encroachment, or the desertification of the human skull”

“I did it this way, in the shape of a shining mirror, in solidarity with the people of the Edo Kingdom who have just lost their revered monarch, the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo,  Erediauwa I”

“Only Benin sons are required to do gorimapain honour of the great king that has ascended to the rafters.”

“There is no law that says other Nigerians cannot honour a revered monarch who kept the dignity of the throne and left behind a legacy of honour, character, royal grace, and dignity.”

“You don spake my broda. Make I add my own; Oba gha to kpere”

“Ise-ee”

May his path to the great Beyond be one of illumination and grace.”

“So let it be.”

“So mote it be.”

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UI STUDENTS REFUSE TO GO HOME AFTER MANAGEMENT VERDICT

Students of University of Ibadan have refused to comply to the University management order to leave the School premises by 4:00 today. Students are agitating that their demands should be met. Which are:
1. The reinstatement of Mote(Tunji Epeti Micheal from Independence Hall who was rusticated with  an extra semester for ‘Gross Misconduct’
2. Good students welfare
3. A stop to students Victimization

The University Management claims that they are working round the clock to give students a conducive environment. This is the special release issued by the School Management earlier today:

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Document released by University of Ibadan

Presently, the Students are mobilizing themselves to go against the School Management, fighting for their right. It is expected that things should be settled in few hours seeing the unrest in the Higher Institution.

UI STUDENTS STAGE PROTEST ABOUT WELFARE

Students of the University of Ibadan are staging a protest due to the inconsistency of Light in the Halls of Residence. Students haven’t been able to perform duties because of the lack of electricity. It is in this light they state their opinion.
Meanwhile, the Students Union President, Aliyu Oladimeji, refused to give consent to the protest saying he won’t be  partisan to a protest of students coming from one Hall of Residence. Although he was made to realize that students from all over the University albeit the Female Hostel were present at Nnamdi Azikwe Hall where the protest started but he refused to endorse the protest. The Students therefore are taking the charge and leading the protest themselves.

More updates will be given as the day Progress.

CASOR UI PRESENTS LIFE AND PURPOSE 3

Christ Ambassadors Students’ Outreach, University of Ibadan presents a life conference called Life and Purpose 3.
It is an event of a lifetime for all Students of Life especially youths.

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The idea of the program is to help young people discover themselves in this contemporary society. Students at expected to have a drastic change after being tutored by several speakers. These speakers are:

SAM OMOLE    (Principal Consultant Wise Planner Consulting;
Management and Financial Consultant;
Media Commentator)

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Sam Omole, Wise planner consulting

AKPOVETA VALENTINE
(Life Coach/Trainer, Public Speaker,
Author and Infopreneur)

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Valentine, author and Public Speaker

WOLEOSHO KIKELOMO
(Photopreneur ;CEO Red 19 Photography)

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Kikelomo, CEO RED 19 Photography

The event will be starting by 11 am on 9th of April 2016 at the Mini Hall, UI Hotels. The Theme for this year Conference is THE HIDDEN ME

Life and Purpose 3 will definitely boost for Financial Life, increase your business sensitivity and improving your general self. It is never too late to become the World’s new emerging Talent and that is what Life and Purpose 3 promises to be.

PETROS MEDIA

BREAKING NEWS: NEW PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE EMERGE FROM ZIK HALL

After the emergency stakeholders meeting yesterday at Zik Hall, there was a consensus to go ahead to field a Presidential Candidate for the Students Union election. The details of the new aspirant is unknown but he is believed to have zikites Love and support. This is a new blow to the supporters of Nifemi, K Cent and OBJ. Let’s watch as you have believed this lie. April fool!!!!

Happy New Month guys!!!