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US Consulate graduates a total 55 Nigerians from STEM Fields

Another group of 10 Nigerians has graduated from TechWomen mentorship program sponsored by the US Consulate, bringing to 55 the total number of beneficiaries since the course was launched nine years ago.

Ten mentees aged 18-30 were paired with 10 women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for six weeks. They shadowed their mentors at leading tech and STEM-related firms in Lagos, including Intel and Microsoft.

The mentees also attended capacity building workshops with their peers.

The TechWomen Alumni Association of Nigeria (TWAAN) held the closing ceremony at the U.S. Consulate on Victoria Island, Lagos.

Consul General Claire Pierangelo reiterated at the ceremony that America is committed to supporting the next generation of women leaders in STEM by connecting them with networks and opportunities to realise their tech dreams.

The event celebrated the graduation of the participants, who in turn shared their experiences and highlighted how the course helped them refine their skills and boosted their confidence to advance in their careers.

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Expanding STEM fields networks

Pierangelo congratulated the young female STEM professionals on completing the mentorship program and highlighted the importance of expanding their networks in STEM fields.

She also encouraged them to pursue tech careers and ensure the sustainability of the mentor-mentee model in Nigeria.

“I am happy to see that our TechWomen Nigeria Alumni have taken steps to replicate their exchange experience by providing mentoring opportunities for young women in STEM in their local communities,” she said.

“The U.S. government is committed to advancing the rights and participation of women and girls in the STEM fields, by enabling them to reach their full potential in the tech industry.

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“The TechWomen and TechGirls programs are perfect examples of this commitment.”

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Pierangelo delivers remarks at the opening ceremony.

Benefits of mentoring

Country Account Executive for West Africa at Intel Corporation, Rita Amuchienwa, who served as a mentor, described the benefits of the mentor-mentee model initiated by TWAAN.

She stressed that “young women in tech can particularly benefit from mentoring as a means to build confidence, enhance skills, and set achievable career goals.”

Rofiat Korodo, a mentee, said her participation in the program has strengthened her capacity, expanded her professional networks, and exposed her to top female role models in her field.

“It has been an awesome experience. My mentor provided me insights into specific professional situations, negotiation tactics, opportunities and career path goals.

“I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this mentorship program,” she added.

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Pierangelo (middle, back row) and the organisers and participants in the program.

About TechWomen

TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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It strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key professionals, and expands young women’s interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models.

TechWomen began in 2013.

Since then 45 Nigerian women in STEM have participated in the unique six-week mentorship program to increase their specialised proficiencies, connect with valuable mentors, and build a professional network of like-minded women.

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We condemn taking more than one wife, but find it respectable to marry one and secretly cheat with many — Yul Edochie’s brother, Uche (Video)

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We condemn marrying more than one wives, but find it respectable to marry one and cheat with many — Yul Edochie's brother, Uche (Video)

We condemn marrying more than one wives, but find it respectable to marry one and cheat with many — Yul Edochie's brother, Uche (Video)

Brother of a famous Nollywood actor, Uche Edochie, weighs in on the unending backlashes trailing Yul Edochie after taking a second wife.

It would be recalled that the marriage of Yul Edochie with the first wife had been through staggering points following the announcement of the second wife.

In a lengthy post via Instagram, Uche slammed society for worshipping lies than facing the truth.

uche edochie

He questioned which is better between a man marrying more than one wife legally or a man secretly cheating on his only wife.

“What is more admirable between honesty and deception? Most people will tell you that it is honesty and even proceed to quote a part of scripture that says, ‘The truth shall set you free’.

But none of this is true though. Society does not value honesty and the truth will only make you enemies. It doesn’t set you free. Not on this planet. If we all went around speaking our minds, we will either end up dead or in jail. We are encouraged to tell the truth but vilified when we do. Isn’t that something?

So we lie to our wives, husbands, parents, children and all of society. We lie to protect them because we know that they cannot handle the truth. That is why we lie.

yul edochie

The most controversial thing you can do today is not killing, cheating or stealing. Society does this everyday enmass. The most controversial thing you can do is to tell the truth. A lie is like a bottle of soda. It tastes good but it isn’t good for us.

Truth on the other hand is like quinine. The taste is horrible but healthy and curative. That is why we have adverts of your coca colas and pepsis plastered all over the world but not quinine. A lie simply tastes better.

And this my friends is why we celebrate cheaters and attack truth tellers. We consider it more respectable for a man to marry one wife and quietly cheat on her with multiple women than for him to marry two or more of these women, making his feelings for them official and respectable.

It seems to me that the issues we face in life are not because we are imperfect humans. We struggle as a society simply because we cannot handle the truth.”

In a follow-up video, Uche Edochie quizzed his fans on whether or not society should condemn a mistake or should the mistake be worked on.

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Bovi romantically hypes wife as they mark 13th wedding anniversary (Video)

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Bovi romantically hypes wife as they mark 13th wedding anniversary (Video)

Popular standup comedian, Bovi Ugboma celebrates their 13th wedding anniversary with his darling wife, Kris Asimonye Ugboma.

Taking to Instagram to flatter his wife, Bovi applauded her for taming him from a ‘wild animal to a domestic one.’

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He further showered accolades on her for carrying their three kids for 27 months while maintaining her beauty.

Kris Ugboma who could not get enough of her husband’s jokes laughed joyfully despite backing the camera all through.

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“🤣🤣🤣 13/13. Me and @krisasimonye #anniversaire,” Bovi wrote while sharing the video.

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The mother of three also took to her Instagram page to share a throwback photo of themselves from 13 years ago with the caption;

“This is us 13 years ago ready to say I do 😃.”

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Nigerian superstar singer, Wizkid has revealed that he’s been using the same phone number for the last eight years.

Wizkid disclosed this when asked in an interview with Apple Music, if he still had the “Ojuelegba number”. 

Responding to the question, Wizkid revealed that he still has the same phone and even got a new phone recently.

The interviewer who interjected said she would have changed her phone number if she was in Wizkid’s shoes after his “Ojuelegba” single became a global hit.

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Wizkid reveals he's been using same phone number for 8 years

She added that she would have also changed her phone number after the “Brown Skin Girl” collaboration with American music star, Beyonce, in her Lion King album. Wizkid however laughed at this.

When asked if he would be blocking people on his new phone, he laughed and said he has already done so many blockings on his old number over the years.

He also said that he’s keeping the old number because not a lot of people have it.

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