STEM, Education & Innovative Learning

To lift families out of poverty, don’t give them money; teach their children to code.

To lift families out of poverty, don’t give them money; teach their children to code.

In May 2020, the Federal Government of Nigeria stated that it was spending 9.24 Billion Naira (over $23.8 million) in one state of Nigeria in its attempt to lift families out of poverty. What the government does is share money to families under a scheme called Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT). This money is transferred to…

Problems looking for solutions: illegal oil refining & the soot pandemic in Port Harcourt city

Problems looking for solutions: illegal oil refining & the soot pandemic in Port Harcourt city

On 26th April 2018, CNN published an article on their news website titled “Port Harcourt: why is this Nigerian city covered in a strange black soot?” The city which used to be called “The Garden City” now had a cloud of black soot everywhere that was becoming a major cause of concern for both residents,…

Problems looking for solutions: Waste Management & Land Pollution

Problems looking for solutions: Waste Management & Land Pollution

The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated yearly in Nigeria is between 16.8 – 25.3 million tons. Nigeria’s population according to the World Bank is about 206 million people and with this number, it is estimated that every individual produces about 0.1 tons of solid waste yearly. The government of Akwa Ibom State on their official…