Women Doing Business The Social Way: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Use Social Media To Build A Business


Business and Entrepreneurship,
Thursday  Feb. 20, 2014, 1.30pm- 2.30pm

Hosted by: Women's Technology Empowerment Centre - W.TEC 
You can register through link: http://goo.gl/kXdgVN


The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is organising a panel discussion, which brings together a group of successful women entrepreneurs who are using social media in innovative and interesting ways to grow and promote their enterprises. They will share key experiences of using social media tools and, through a facilitated discussion, will explore the benefits and challenges they encountered.
Social media (and more generally, information technology) holds a lot of potential for showcasing a brand, identifying prospects and converting them to customers, growing a loyal community of customers and supporters, increase digital exposure, enhancing company trustworthiness, cut marketing costs and increasing sales.

Celebrating The Social Media Week


Invites students, teachers, tech enthusiasts and stakeholders from the Government and Private Sector specially to the next PASSNOWNOW.COM SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK Event.

Theme : “Passnownow.com: How Nigerian Secondary School Students Are Moving to Digital”

 PASSNOWNOW will be holding the 2014 edition of the Social Media Week on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 from 4.30 pm to 5.30pm.
The event will take place at Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Salvage, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
PASSNOWNOW is Nigeria’s Prime Learning based social Community that employs contemporary solutions and innovation to teach, engage, entertain and empower Young people moving from teenage into early adulthood. Using Television, Radio and the Internet as channels of delivery, PASSNOWNOW is a technology -driven learning hotspot for Nigerian Secondary School Students and School Leavers.


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   Sebeccly cancer care and support centre
By Dr Omolola Salako, Executive secretary (consultant radiation oncologist) 
  Dr Deola Tijani, Programme Coordinator  

World Cancer Day (WCD), commemorated on the 4th of February every year, is an initiative to unite the entire world in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. WCD aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness, educating the public about cancer and advocating for increased government and individual commitment.
Sebeccly Cancer Care is commemorating this year’s world cancer day by launching the sexy virus campaign. Over 30% of cancers can be prevented by healthy life style decisions (safe sexual practices, immunization against virus causing cancers etc), hence, we are using this campaign to emphasize the viruses that are transmitted through sex and cause cancers.

Cancer affects everyone – the young and old, the rich and poor, men, women and children –Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world(including Nigeria). Yet, many of these deaths can be prevented.

More than 30% of cancers could be prevented; by not using tobacco; having a healthy diet; being physically active and moderating the use of alcohol.
 In developing countries up to 20% of cancer deaths could be prevented by immunization against the infection of hepatitis B virus and human Papilloma virus.

Support Foodbank Nigeria; Partner to build hunger-free communities!

Members of the Foodbank Nigeria Board

Coordinator, Foodbank Nigeria,Paul Achem with a group of volunteers in one of their outreaches

Distribution of coked food to children at a school in Ilaje area of Lagos

The Foodbank Nigeria is a non-profit and non-religious organisation founded in 2012 with a mission to feed the hungry in society.

At a media chat in Lagos recently, Chairman of the Board, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo said the aim of establishing the Foodbank Nigeria was to ensure that the less-privileged in the society did not go to bed hungry again.

Ituah said the mission was achievable if every person understood the need to contribute towards the project.

“ We want people to know that no contribution is too small or too big. But we can pool resources together, be it in food produce, money, time or advocacy.”

He said the organisation was wholly committed to providing raw foodstuff to the need irrespective of their religion or tribe.  

CCA Welcomes Erin Rice To Lagos

Erin Rice

CCA,Lagos is happy to introduce and welcome Erin M. Rice to Lagos. She will be working with the team at CCA, Lagos specifically on Asiko, 4th Edition of the CCA,Lagos International Art Programme in Dakar in May 2014.

Erin M. Rice was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She studied art history and fine arts at Providence College and in 2010 received a Master’s degree in art history from Tufts University. She currently lives in Switzerland with her husband and is working towards a PhD in art history at the University of Bern.
Her research interests’ centres around the cross-cultural histories of fabric and textiles in Nigeria, and how those textiles have been used by modern and contemporary artists (particularly women artists) in Nigeria since Independence until today.
She is part of an interdisciplinary research group called “Other Modernities” whose work focuses on histories of modernity in the Middle East, Africa and Central America. In 2012, Rice was a grantee of the OYASAF research fellowship program.
During the next four months Rice will be working with CCA, Lagos on the programme Asiko during the 2014 Dak’Art Biennale, which kicks off in May, as well as doing research towards her dissertation.

“I'm very excited to return to Lagos for a longer stay. I’m especially happy to work at the CCA, which plays such an important role for the contemporary arts of Lagos, as well as to meet new artists and reconnect with the people I met during my first trip to Nigeria in 2012.” Erin M. Rice

"We are extremely happy to host Erin Rice during her stay in Lagos. It extends our knowledge of African cultural production bringing an added perspective to our core areas of interest and research which has in the past included fashion, dress and identity. We are excited about learning more on Erin's research into the history of fabrics and textiles.  In addition she will be an invaluable team member as we plan the 4th Edition of the CCA, Lagos International Art Programme in Dakar in May." Director of CCA, Lagos Bisi Silva. 

Forthcoming in April: Talk by Erin Rice on her research.
If you would like to interact with Erin please visit us at CCA, Lagos.

4 Key Foundations Olivet Academy Offers You!

Registrar, Olivet Academy, Joy Ngwakwe

Time –management
Responsiveness to society


The Olivet Academy offers ‘about life’ grooming. While its series of teachings help in character moulding and shaping, the academy maintains its focus on leadership and development training. 

Established in 2007 and registered under the Olivet Bible Church, the academy’s five schools; Foundation Truth Studies; Life Education Advancement Programm; Life Impact Ministerial Academy; Evangelism, Missions and Outreach; Life Impact Development have built a burgeoning  crop pf people who have  impacted society positively.  

Serving as Registrar of the academy, sociologist, Joy Ngwawke shares significant experiences on how foundation of value remains a bedrock for a hardworking and peaceful society.


The academy evaluates the meaning and importance of leadership through teachings. These teachings try to build a true understanding of leadership. While many people erroneously think that leadership qualities are meant only for people holding positions of authority in formal settings, the notion is corrected. People are trained to know that each person needs leadership qualities to be able to act reasonably in their own capacity, be it at the level of a domestic servant.


The academy has given people, especially the youths, insights to owning and managing their own little businesses. It trains people to build up their confidence level to the point of creating little enterprises and sustaining them over time. The vision for this is to start long-term plans that will ultimately build business owners than job-seekers who may not necessarily find one.  

People can’t own and manage businesses on mundane ideas. They need to align with requirements of modern businesses and that is one of the key issues that the academy takes handle with respect to capacity building.

Time –management

Ability to manage time valuably is key to success! It is one of the watch words of the academy and it begins right from the training classes. Students are put through life lessons and they fully understand the gains and losses of using time positively or negatively.

Responsiveness to society

“Teach even a child the importance of giving something back to society and the effort of each person will make up the greatest pool for a sustainable growth,” says Ngwakwe.

Her passion for managing the academy has further grown following field experiences she gathers from advocating for the less- privileged in society. She manages a Non-Governmental Organisation called the Centre for Advancement of Development Rights (CEADER).

CEADER has demonstrated the benefits of giving back to society.  Over the years it has empowered young women to be economically independent. Young women who had erstwhile been on the streets and engaged in prostitution have been given capacity-building training in tailoring and hairdressing.  

Today, they are profitably engaged in small-scale businesses from which they make a living.

CEADER also advocates for gender equality. It made a case for women to be involved in the various Town Hall Meetings in the Ijora area of Lagos, which helped women who were heads of households to be involved in the compensation plans by the state government for areas where relocation exercises were billed to take place.

Besides the academy’s premises in 6th Avenue Festac Town, Lagos where lectures hold, the academy has extended its reach through an online advantage. People across Nigeria and outside Nigeria can benefit from the lectures.

For further enquiries, send mail to fts_olivet@yahoo.com.