African Immigrants Hold More Degrees in the US

We have done several articles on being successful without a college degree. We feel it is important to give people options when it comes to what they want to do in order to achieve their dreams and it doesn’t always start with a degree. According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 school year is $32,405 at a private school. For public colleges it cost $9,410 for in state residents and $23,893 for out of state students.  This amount of money can be preemptive to some, also this figure does not include room … Continue reading African Immigrants Hold More Degrees in the US

African Leaders meet with US Govt. officials in White House

  US African Representatives Attend White House Briefing, Demand Full Integration in America Washington, DC. – Following decades of political and economic marginalization of the African population in the United States, over 100 African leaders and representatives from across the United States attended a White House briefing facilitated by Dr. Sylvester Okere, President of the United People for African Congress on Monday Feb. 22nd. On behalf of the US African population, Dr. Sylvester Okere, President of the United People for African Congress delivered a proclamation to the White House detailing immediate concerns of US African populations. The historic briefing by … Continue reading African Leaders meet with US Govt. officials in White House

Nigerian Lawyers Fight Buhari

By: Wazobia Times Staff Nigerian Lawyers are upset over President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent criticism of the Judiciary in his fight against corruption. In January while at the African Union’s Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, President Buhari, blasted the judiciary by saying, “My biggest challenge in the anti-corruption fight remains the Judiciary.” During the valedictory session of Justice Mohammed Muntaka-Coomassie of the Supreme Court, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Augustine Alegeh, had this to say. “…the recent attack directed at the judiciary over the ongoing fight against corruption won’t be embraced. The NBA condemns in its entirety the generalization and/or categorization … Continue reading Nigerian Lawyers Fight Buhari

OAU Students Call For EFCC Probe

By: Dayo Fasasi OAU students staged a protest in Osogbo on Thursday. Students at Obafemi Awolowo University, under the auspices of Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-Liberal Attacks (ANSA) staged a peaceful protest in Osogbo, the Osun State Capital. They called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to launch a probe into the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bamitale Omole, for alleged misappropriation of university resources. In January the students alerted the Nigerian Government through the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, regarding their concerns about Omole during a visit to the OAU campus. The protesting students said … Continue reading OAU Students Call For EFCC Probe

8 Questions for Budding Entrepreneurs

By: Wazobia Times Staff Most people dream of being their own boss and calling the shots, but do they have what it takes? Here are 8 questions you should ask yourself before you jump into the world of entrepreneurship. Do you have a plan? Always, always start with a plan. If you don’t know where you’re going you will never get there. Take the time to write out your business plan; that way you have a clear view of what your business is all about, as well as if you are on track. Is this a hustle or a business? … Continue reading 8 Questions for Budding Entrepreneurs

States Briefed on the Zika Virus

By: Dayo Fasasi The Nigerian Government has put all 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory, on alert over the declaration of Zika virus as an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). In a telephone interview with newsmen the Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Prof. Abdulsalam Nasidi, said that the red alert was to enable effective monitoring of the mosquito transmitting the deadly virus. The Nigerian government, who just battled the deadly Ebola virus, is now making all of its citizens more aware of the Zika virus. Zika virus, also known … Continue reading States Briefed on the Zika Virus

Asylum Denied

By: Wazobia Times Staff Sweden announces that they are rejecting up to 80,000 asylum applications. Interior Minister, Anders Ygeman, announced Thursday that thousands of migrants that came to Sweden seeking asylum would be turned away. Out of the 160,000 people that have arrived in the past year that nearly half of them would be sent out of the country. Those that have had their applications rejected would be removed on specially chartered aircraft staggered over several years. On the same day Finland’s Interior Minister, Paivi Nerg, also announced that they too would be rejecting about 20,000 asylum seekers from last … Continue reading Asylum Denied

N1.34 Trillion Missing

By: Dayo Fasasi The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stated that there are 55 confirmed people who have stolen N1.34 trillion from the Nigerian treasury from 2006 to 2013. Mohammed said “There are just 55 people who stole N1.34 trillion from the Federal Government. These were former governors, ministers, politicians and bankers”, though he neglected to list them. Mohammed proclaimed, “If only one third of these looted funds could be recovered, it would build 635km of dual carriageway, it will educate 3974 children from primary school to tertiary institutions at N25m per child, also in addition … Continue reading N1.34 Trillion Missing

One Bad Apple

By: Wazobia Times Staff Father arrested after taking his daughter’s iphone as punishment. In September 2013, Ronald Jackson thought he was doing the right thing when he saw an inappropriate text message on his then 12 year old daughter’s phone. The child’s mother, Michelle Steppe, thought that taking the phone away was too harsh a punishment and demanded the telephone be returned at once; Jackson refused. Later in 2013, Jackson received a citation in the mail for theft of property. After being offered a plea deal Jackson hired a lawyer and asked for a jury trial. In the wee hours … Continue reading One Bad Apple

2016 Top Public Colleges and Universities

By: Wazobia Times Staff Every year the U.S. News and World Report puts together a list of the top public colleges and universities in the country. For those college minded high school students and those adults trying to go back to school, this is a valuable starting point on a decision of what school is right for you. #1   University of California—​Berkeley Berkeley, CA #2   University of California—​Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA #3   University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA #4   University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI #5   University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC … Continue reading 2016 Top Public Colleges and Universities