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Paper presented by Prof. Steve Azaiki, Coordinator National Think Tank, Nigeria

(15 – 17 October, 2014) at a conference; titled: Nigeria Beyond 2014’ organised by Nigerian Research Network, Johannesburg, South  Africa.

The issue of corruption in Nigeria is just but a case study of what is happening in Africa. In other words, Nigeria is Africa’s mirror of corruption. By this, I mean Corruption in all forms especially among leaders and governments in Africa. Continue reading CORRUPTION, POVERTY AND SOCIAL INSECURITY IN NIGERIA

2015 Offshore Technology Conference | 4-7 May | Houston, Texas, USA | NRG Park

Join us for OTC 2015

OTC is the best event to gain technical knowledge and make valuable contacts.

OTC is brought to you by technical societies that cover all aspects of the energy industry.


Participate in the offshore E&P industry’s premier, global event!

OTC gives you access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts from around the world.
Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of technology, expertise, products, and best practices. OTC brings together industry leaders, investors, buyers, and entrepreneurs to develop markets and business partnerships.

Top Reasons to Attend OTC 2015

  • Quality: Technical program selected by knowledgeable and experienced professionals.
  • Value: See ground-breaking innovations and meet the leading providers of products and services in just four days.
  • Convenience: 174 nonstop flights, world-class venues and hotels, and nearby public transportation.
  • Easy to Plan: Always the first full week of May every year.
  • Networking: More than 90,000 professionals from 120+ countries are there.
  • In the World’s Energy Capital: Combine OTC with client meetings, business proposals, and company training.
  • Investing Back in the Industry: OTC’s sponsoring organizations use revenue to provide many other important programs for its members, such as training and technical journals.
  • Always Something New: Encounter different languages being spoken, never-seen-before technologies, and C-suite speakers that you might not hear anywhere else.

How to Justify Your Attendance

Here are some tips on getting employer support to attend OTC:
  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation to your colleagues to share what you learned. That way, others on your team will gain the benefits of your attendance.
  • Explain what you plan to get out of attending and how that will benefit your company.
  • Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending the conference.
  • Offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses and/or utilize our complimentary hotel shuttle service at official hotels to avoid renting a car.
  • Share presenter handouts and exhibiting companies’ materials with your colleagues.
  • If you are a member of one of OTC’s sponsoring, endorsing or supporting organizations, you can take advantage of discounted registration.
  • Meet with clients before/during/after OTC to maximize your time spent in Houston.


Scaling up Sustainable Technology Investment in Latin America


Dear Industry Colleague,

We are pleased to invite you to join our live webinar: Scaling up Sustainable Technology Investment in Latin America which is taking place on Thursday, September 11th (to check out the webinar time in your time zone, please click here).

Latin America is rapidly becoming a global arena for cleantech innovation as international companies head for the region to partner with a rapidly growing local green sector.

This exciting webinar will feature leading experts from Climate Action, LatinoAmerica Renovable, GreenMomentum México and AVINA teamed up to discuss in depth Latin America’s green space, finance projects such as Clean Technology Fund, Green Growth Initiative and other investment opportunities in the sector.

Why attend?
–    Understand more about the drivers of the green sector in Latin America
–    Learn about available funding for cleantech in Latin America
–    Discover financing options for your sustainable technology projects

Who should attend webinar?
–    Finance organisations like banks, venture capitals, development banks, investment institutions
–    Latin American and international technology providers
–    Green sector entrepreneurs
–    NGOs
–    Consultants

Limited places available! To avoid disappointment register your free place today here.

Can’t make this online event?

Register now your interest and we will email you this exclusive podcast.

CFP-Education, Society and Informatics

We would like to invite you the *spring conference* being organized by the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS) in Orlando, Florida, USA, on March 10 – 13, 2015; as well as for the *Summer conference* to be weld on July 12-15, 2015.

The submissions deadline, for this Call for Paper, and for all the below collocated events is ***September 10, 2014***, the other deadlines can be found at, where you can also find the set of *deadlines for the summer conference*

Main Events of the Spring Conference:
•   The 6th International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: ICETI 2015
•   The 6th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2015
•   The 6th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2015

Keynote Speakers:
Plenary Keynote Speakers will be selected from early submissions because this selection requires an additional evaluation related to the authors’ CV and the paper’s topic (additionally to the quality reviewing of the paper as assessed by its reviewers).

Additional *invited papers* and/or presentations with no additional cost
Authors of early submissions and registrations in the conference, who are among the best 20% according the reviewers evaluation, will be invited to present an invited paper (with no additional cost) on of a) Inter-disciplinary communication and/or b) knowledge Integration. Some of these authors might also be invited to join a panel and/or to have short presentations at any of the conversational sessions that are being planned to be held during the first day of the conference. There will be no additional cost for those who accept this kind of invitation. The selection of the invitees will be made among those who already had uploaded the camera ready version of their accepted article, which respective reviews and quantitative evaluation average will support the selection of the best 20%.
Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted. Details about the following issues have also been included at the URL given above:

•   Pre- and post-conference virtual sessions
•   Virtual participation
•   Two-tier reviewing combining double-blind and non-blind methods
•   Access to reviewers’ comments and evaluation average
•   Waiving the registration fee of effective invited session organizers
•   Best papers awards
•   Publication of best papers in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI), which indexed in EBSCO, Cabell, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), and Google Scholar and Listed in Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities and in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory. (All papers to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference printed and electronic proceedings)

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups who might be interested in submitting contribution to the above mentioned collocated events.

Best regards,

Conference’s Organizing Committee.

Women & Girls Abuja Summit 2014

907 909903



Dear Friend,

With the leadership of Nigeria’s First lady Dame Patience Jonathan, and in collaboration with  the National Center for Women Development (NCWD), Friends Africa and the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND); we invite you to join us for; 

  • Thirty six sessions of activities
  • Partnership catalyst hubs
  • The Inauguration of a unique mentorship platform for Women & Girls
  • Star studded Gala Dinner

At the unusual summit held in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child.

Date:    October 13th & 14th  

Venue: Abuja, Nigeria

This unusual summit is currently building momentum, developing global level partnerships and setting up international working groups with a trans-formative agenda designed to bring change to the lives of women and girls across Nigeria and Africa.

Join hundreds of Global partners to make a difference today!

For partnership opportunities, please send an email  

Some Confirmed Speakers Include;


Dame Patience Jonathan

First Lady, Nigeria


Dr. Ida Odinga

Fmr. First Lady, Kenya


Ms. Amina J. Mohammed

Special Advisor on Post 2015 Devl.Planning


Bola Adesola


Standard Chartered


Prof. Akosua Adomako-Ampofo

Director of the Institute of African Studies

University of Ghana


Dr. Juliette Tuakli




Hafsat Abiola-Costello

SA, MDG Goals, Ogun State


Dr Mairo Mandara

Country Representative

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Comfort Sakoma


WEConnect International

Special thanks to our partners

Technical Partners

Media Partners

Our work and our people are regularly covered in publications around the world. Partnerships are still welcomed.

4th Practical Nigerian Content Forum, 18th-20th December, 2014 – Yenagoa


The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), the Bayelsa State Government and NCI invite you to join the 4th annual Practical Nigerian Content Forum.

The forum has become a major feature in the oil and gas calendar, attracting VIP guests and close to 500 high-level delegates from across the industry.

This year’s event will focus on the challenges faced by stakeholders in remaining compliant within a challenging operating environment and will also review some of the findings from the 3rd Practical Nigerian Content Forum, providing industry updates on the published resolutions and immediate action points.

Join us and help shape the Nigerian content agenda for the next 12 months.

For more information please contact us at 4th Practical Nigerian Content Forum – Yenagoa


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Executive Development Program – September 7-19

NEW! Business Strategy & Operational Execution: Bridging the Divide – September 15-19 • New York, NY & November 17-21 • San Francisco, CA

Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage –September 15-19

Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager – October 6-10

NEW! Strategic Management of Knowledge Assets – October 20-22