PRESS RELEASE: ‘Startup Nigeria’ Launches ‘Storm the Yard’

Published:15 Nov, 2012

Startup Nigeria

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 November Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: ‘Startup Nigeria’ Launches ‘Storm the Yard’

 

Who We Are

Startup Nigeria is a non-governmental/non-profit organization born out of the need to build an economically sound nation through economically empowered citizens. Startup Nigeria intends to equip youths with 21st century entrepreneurial and intrepreneurial skills so as to significantly contribute her quota to slowing down the gush of unfit graduating students joining the innumerable unemployed graduates still on the streets of the nation.

 

Project Description

Storm The Yard is a project with a mission to raise Product, Service and Persons as brands of National Essence from Nigerian University Campuses. This project was born out of the need to empower the knowledgeable, young and learning citizens of this nation with vibrant 21st century entrepreneurial and intrepreneurial skills, so they can compete and produce impact results of positive national echo.

 

Strategy

The project (Storm The Yard) will engage on a training tour of Nigerian university campuses across the country. Attendants will be trained and motivated to be sensibly decisive, equipped and with a patriotic sense of duty to self, the people and the nation.

 

 

What to Expect

Participants would be taken in the following buildup courses by these speakers/trainers:

  •  Business Startup and Effective Career Strategy – Haastrup Steven (Startup and Business Solutions Consultant)
  •  Social Media Strategy for a Vibrant Business and Career – Onaopemipo Adebanjo  (Well renowned Social Media Consultant)
  •  Management abilities to Starting up a Career and Business – Myles Makafui (Top-Notch Management Consultant)

And other Invited Under-35 successful entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs per tour

 

Tour Outline

The tour has been approved and confirmed to be launched on the 18th and 19th of January, 2013 at the University of Lagos, Akoka. Other Universities shortlisted after the University of Lagos event are the University of Ilorin (February), Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (March), Obafemi Awolowo University (April) and the University of Ibadan (May).

 

 

You can like our Facebook page via facebook.com/StartupNigeria, follow our twitter handle via @StartupNgOrg or send us a mail at startupnigeriaed@gmail.com

 

Steven Haastrup

Executive Director

Startup Nigeria

CONTACT:  08139400370

startupnigeriaed@gmail.com

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APC Caucus Meets On Tuesday

The national caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to meet on Tuesday to resolve the crisis rocking the party over the selection of principal officers in the National Assembly. Tuesday’s meeting, which will hold at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, is expected to serve as a prelude to a more expansive meeting of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) later in the week. The meeting would review the crisis that has engulfed the party's...

President Buhari Vows To Crush Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest attacks carried out by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram. More than 50 people died last week after three separate attacks in the country. At least 42 people died in two attacks in Borno state which followed the deaths of at least 10 people at a market in Yobe state killed by a child suicide bomber, believed to be aged 12. No group has claimed responsibility for...

Nigeria Loses N50 Trillion Annually From Untapped Natural Resources

Federal, states and local governments are losing about N50 trillion annually from untapped resources that abound in the nation’s soil. Nigeria is estimated to be losing about N8 trillion annually from untapped gold. The estimates are monies that should have accrued to the federation account from royalties, taxes, charges and other fees from companies and individuals operating in the solid mineral sector if the Federal Government had paid enough attention to the development of solid minerals in...

50 Things That Can Kill An Artiste’s Career -Alibaba

Nigeria's king of comedy, Alibaba who recently turned 50, has taken his time to share this piece of wisdom, valuable for not just artistes but everyone. Take your time to go through this inspirational piece and soak the words in.... 50 THINGS THAT CAN KILL AN ARTISTE'S CAREER 1. Not understanding the business 2. Failure to research 3. Poor financial management skills 4. Charges and discounts 5. Pride and arrogance 6. Expensive Lifestyle 7. Taking game changers for granted 8. Bad health 9. Peer pressure 10. Lack of quality education 11. Wicked...

Governors Owing Salaries Did Not Heed Okonjo-Iweala’s Advice – Monye

A former official of the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has accused Governors in Nigeria owning workers’ salaries of turning a deaf ear to the advice of the Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Giving his opinion on Monday about the claims that the country’s treasury was empty, a former Senior Adviser to the President on Performance and Evaluation, Professor Sylvester Monye, urged Nigerians to hold Governors accountable for the non-payment of salaries...

Report suspicious persons to security agencies, El-Rufai tells Kaduna communities

Kaduna state government under the leadership of the state governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai yesterday told communities to be vigilant and report suspicious persons or questionable activities to security agencies. The Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the governor, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this while addressing Government House press crew in Kaduna. According to the government, it has become imperative to intensify public enlightenment towards strengthening in the state. The...

Police Arrests 60 Boko Haram Suspects

Police authorities in Chad have arrested 60 Boko Haram suspects in connection with an attack that killed dozens of people and wounded more than 100 others in June in the capital, N’Djamena. The suspects include men and women from Nigeria, Cameroon and Mali. The June 15 attack was the first of its kind on N'Djamena and came following threats from Boko Haram. Chad prosecutor Alghassim Khamis, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday, said debris recovered from the scene...

APC Requests Resignation Of Judge Who Called For Aregbesola’s Sack

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on Justice Olamide Oloyede to toe the honourable path by first, resigning her position as a High Court Judge in the state’s judiciary before, “ganging up with the opposition to attempt to destroy the state government” of which she is an integral part. The ruling party made this call on Sunday in response to a petition the judge forwarded to the State House of...

President Buhari Inaugurates National Economic Council

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the National Economic Council led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The council, which has the 36 state governors and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria as members, is saddled with the responsibility of advising the President on economic affairs of the country. Buhari tasked members to come up with ways of liquidating outstanding salaries and wages across the country. He restated his administration’s commitment to tackling insecurity, corruption and...

Cleaning PDP’s Mess Requires Painstaking Planning – Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to PDP's statement that the last 30 days under President Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria has been a period of all motion and no movement. In a new statement made available to journalists today, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said cleaning the mess left behind by the Peoples Democratic Party, especially the immediate past administration, requires scrupulous and painstaking planning. That across all sectors, national life was devalued under...

Hoodlums Beat Journalist To A Pulp For Reporting Their Illicit Activities In Badagry

The Executive publisher of Prime Magazine, a Badagry based publication, Yomi Olomofe was on Thursday June 25th beaten to a pulp by hoodlums suspected to be smugglers for allegedly reporting their illicit activities in Badagry, Lagos state  Narrating his ordeal to Vanguard, Mr Olomofe said “I was with another colleague of mine on a visit to the command, when some smugglers, who claimed that journalists have been writing negative stories about them, pounced on me. While beating...

Rivers APC Supports Plan To Recover Looted Funds

The All Progressives Congress in the Rivers State welcomed the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate and recover the funds allegedly looted by the immediate past administration of Dr Goodluck Jonathan. “We received with great joy news of the resolution by President Buhari to go after those who stole Nigeria blind and virtually grounded the country’s economy," Rivers APC Chairman, Dr Davis Ibiamu Ikanya, said. "For six years we shouted ourselves hoarse that Jonathan’s administration was the most...

Media Mogul Dayo ‘D1′ Adeneye Is Now A Grandfather

The media personality and co-owner of Primetime Africa announced on instagram this afternoon that he is now a grandfather. He shared the photo above and wrote "Wow, can't believe that am now a grand dad. Jordan welcome to the family. #trulyBlessed."

Stonebwoy Wins 2015 BET Awards African International Act

Ghanaian artist Stonebwoy has won the 2015 BET Award for Best international Act...He beat Wizkid, Sarkodie,Yemi Alade Aka,Fally Ipupa and The Soil ..

Patience Jonathan’s Ex-Security Aide Murdered

A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Tamuno Jacob Igbomie, who was Principal Security Officer to the wife of the former President, Patience Jonathan, has been shot dead by unknown assailants. Igbomie’s corpse was found in his Honda Accord car last Friday along the Airport Road, Abuja. The former PSO, who was married with two children, was believed to have been killed by assassins who shot him at close range in his car and left...

Buhari To Appoint Ministers In 2 Months

President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers may come in two months at the earliest as the new administration seeks to come to grip with what its officials claim as the rot it inherited. Insiders in the new government claim that this is due to the acute state of affairs of government finances and resources. It was also disclosed that President Buhari would in the next few days take very painful decisions akin to “pulling off the tooth” of...

Beninoise Wife Poisons Husband Over Boyfriend In Lagos

A Beninoise, Kwenume Ojo, aka Abiodun, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing her husband, Jimoh Ojo, 32, in the Yaba area of the state. PUNCH Metro learnt that Kwenume put poison in her husband’s soft drink and forced it down his throat while he slept on the bed. Our correspondent gathered that the 17-year-old suspect took the poison from a relative of her boyfriend after she was...

Greece In Shock As Banks Shut Down

Greeks woke up to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumors and conspiracy theories on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis. After receiving no extra emergency funding for Greek lenders from the European Central Bank, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sombrely announced capital controls in a televised address on Sunday night to prevent banks from collapsing under the weight of mass withdrawals.

El-Rufai appoints Chief of Staff, more aides

Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has appointed a new Chief of Staff. She is Hadiza Bala Usman, a well-known figure in the APC where she served in a number of committees and capacities, key amongst which are: the Administrative Secretary of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Organization, Member Secretary APC Elections Planning Committee, Member APC Strategy Committee. She was also Director of Finance in the Nasir El-Rufai Campaign Organization, and later the Kaduna State APC Campaign Council.

How Subsidy Thieves, Corrupt Businessmen, Enthroned Saraki, Dogara- Bisi Akande

The former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Bisi Akande, has fingered fuel subsidy thieves, and corrupt businessmen as being behind the current crisis in the APC which culminated in the emergence of Bukola Saraki as senate president and Yakubu Dogara as speaker of the House of Representatives, contrary to the wishes of the ruling party. In a statement Sunday, the former governor of Osun state said those jittery of President Muhammadu Buhari’s constant...

Buhari Vows To Expose Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari  on Sunday vowed to expose the gross fraud perpetrated under former President Goodluck Jonathan administration to the whole world to see. Buhari, who was responding to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appraisal of his administration, said Jonathan and his aides will be exposed when the loots they stole are recovered, and returned to the national treasury soon. The President made this known in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media...

Sack Jonathan’s Last Minutes Appointees, Review Contracts Of Last 18 Months, Joda Committee Tells Buhari

The Ahmed Joda transition committee has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately terminate all dubious appointments made by former President Goodluck Jonathan in the last nine months, and review all contracts awarded by the administration in the last 18 months. The committee said this is to help the new government sidestep ineptitude and waste, and scale up its revenue base. The recommendations are part of a portfolio of swift steps Mr. Buhari must take within...

Presidency Orders VC, Registrar Of The Fed University Of Otuoke To Refund Overpaid Salaries

The Presidency, through the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, has instructed the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko, to refund overpayment of salaries running into millions of naira. The Registrar of the university, David Suowari, was also directed to refund the sum of N130, 692.71 per month in excess of his due salary. The overpayments were said to have been discovered during the commission’s visit to the...

Dapper And Fab Looks From The 2015 BET Awards #Photos

The stars turned out in eye-popping outfits at the BET Awards on Sunday.Nicki Minaj, Christina Milian,Karrueche showed off lots of cleavage in plunging ensembles at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.. Who is your best dressed? More photos below ....  

Fire Razes Agip Oil Facility In Rivers

The Agip oil company centre in Ebocha in Ogba Egbema Ndoni LGA in Rivers was yesterday gutted by fire. According to a citizen reporter, Lukeson Oguchi, the fire started at about 11pm after a loud explosion. Fire fighters are still battling to put out at the fire as at the time of this report. Credit: vanguardngr

Fuse ODG On Why He Did Not Attend The BET Awards This Year

The Ghanaian singing superstar was nominated in the Best Pop & alternative category at the 2015 BET awards but says he won't be at the ceremony happening today because they give their awards backstage.

Why Buhari’s Cabinet Is Delayed- Report

As Nigerians await President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, there are indications that ministers may not be named within the next two months. In the past weeks, Buhari has come under criticism over the delay in appointing ministers, one month after assuming office and three months after winning the presidential election. A competent source has revealed that President Buhari’s delay in constituting a cabinet is caused by his reluctance to build on the “rotten foundation” he inherited from the...

Nicki Minaj Shows Off Her Mum For The First Time At The BET Awards

Rapper, Nicki Minaj who won best female Hip hop artist at the BET award showed off her beautiful Mum, Carol to the entire world. She looks so much like her Mum. More photos below...    

2015 BET Awards: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The 2015 BET Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary on Sunday night, which was fitting because the biggest and best moments of the night were all about throwback performances, appearances from old school artists and mashups of greatest hits. From the Janet Jackson tribute to Rihanna's duct tape mystery, here are the best and worst moments from...

Diddy Falls Into Hole On Stage During Performance At BET Awards

Rapper disappears out of sight as he performs a medley of hits alongside Lil’ Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, 112 and the Lox at Los Angeles show. Rapper Diddy fell during an exciting performance at the BET awards in Los Angeles on Sunday that celebrated Bad Boy Records’ 20th year anniversary. The hip hop star briefly dropped out of sight as he walked towards the back of the stage, dropping into a hole that was used by Lil’...

BET Awards Nominees And Winners

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST BEYONCÉ WINNER CIARA JANELLE MONÁE JHENÉ AIKO K. MICHELLE RIHANNA BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST AUGUST ALSINA CHRIS BROWN WINNER JOHN LEGEND THE WEEKND TREY SONGZ USHER BEST GROUP A$AP MOB JODECI MIGOS RAE SREMMURD WINNER RICH GANG YOUNG MONEY BEST COLLABORATION AUGUST ALSINA F/ NICKI MINAJ – NO LOVE (REMIX) BIG SEAN F/ E-40 - IDFWU CHRIS BROWN F/ LIL WAYNE & TYGA -...

Amber Rose Kisses Blac Chyna on BET Awards Red Carpet, Celebrates Gay Marriage

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna shined on the red carpet at the 2015 BET Awards on Sunday, rocking matching, super-hot white ensembles to honor the recent landmark Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality.

Janet Jackson Makes An Appearance At The BET Awards

We were teased with little snippets from a lot of Janet Jackson's hit songs, she eventually showed up to take the Ultimate Icon award but didn't perform. She accepted her award, said many thanks to her fans, husband and her parents who were in the crowd. See photos of parents below......

Lawmaker Urges Colleagues To Make Sacrifice For Change

A Lagos lawmaker, Bisi Yusuff, on Sunday urged lawmakers in the country to make sacrifice in the interest of the masses. Yusuff (APC-Alimosho 1), Lagos House of Assembly, spoke against the backdrop of the call for lawmakers to review their salaries and allowances. The lawmaker, who spoke to the media in Lagos, advised his colleagues to ensure positive change in the living condition of Nigerians. "Anything that will bring change should be embraced by all of us; there...

South Sudan’s Rival Leaders Meet As Fighting Continues

South Sudan’s warring rival leaders held face-to-face talks in Kenya but failed to make progress as fighting continued on the ground this weekend. President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Riek Machar met in Nairobi as part of the latest peace push led by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, after previous efforts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Arusha, Tanzania, failed. “My two brothers held five hours of face-to-face talks,” Kenyatta said in a statement, adding it...

Why I Didn’t Read Oyegun’s Letter- Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday explained his refusal to read the letter from the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, nominating principal officers on the floor of the House last week. He disclosed at a meeting with some former members of the House who visited him at the weekend that he decided against reading the letter because of a pending court case. The former members were...