Amanda Kirby Okoye – Narrator #AfricasBiggestBookProject

Not a lot of people would take up the expensive endeavor of pursuing their passion for collecting Nigerian historical relics from all over the world, or any passion for that matter; but not a lot of people possess the drive, enthusiasm and patriotic spirit of Amanda Kirby Okoye, celebrated Image historian, blogger and C.E.O – Kirby PR.

Her passion was activated by a chance online encounter with the “Nigeria Nostalgia Project” group. Fascinated by information being fed her, she initially pursued her hobby as a self-awareness initiative, but the personal enterprise quickly metamorphosed into a public awareness campaign driven by the need to educate, empower and create positive awareness about Nigeria, its history, and culture, through pictures, films and artifacts.

In a November 2014 Interview with Soni Irabor on 92.3 Inspiration FM, the depth of her knowledge was tested, with Amanda leaving the audience craving for more of the information that she shares on her History Blog, a veritable platform for enjoying images and articles from Nigeria’s pre and post-colonial era.

A graduate of Law from the London Metropolitan University, U.K, she attended her first colonial auction in Australia, that being the first of over 17 auctions attended worldwide to date. She has procured rare artifacts associated with Nigeria including first generation documents, artworks and other significant memorabilia.

At present, she is putting together an exhibition of her collection in Lagos that showcases Nigeria from 1860 – 1960, and has plans to replicate these projects in the long-term across borders.

Amanda currently shuttles between England and Nigeria. She also shares her personal thoughts from time to time on her widely followed Facebook page.



downloadThe Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, led by the co-chairs, DESA and UNDP, is running an online campaign in the lead up to International Youth Day 12 August 2015. The campaign will open up a space for young people to share their stories and ideas on civic engagement activities. Young people will be able to share their message by submitting a photograph that relates to the theme, by tweeting ideas and opinions on the theme using #YouthDay, or by organizing an International Youth Day Event.  Youth should contribute in the building and designing of their future!

Application deadline: July 30, 2015

For more information:




Date: Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Time: 11 am

Venue:  The Conference Room, African Sun Hotel, 42, International Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos.


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Attend ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS smarter and faster 3.3

(A Life Transforming Coaching Seminar)

Date:    Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Time:    11 am

Venue:  The Conference Room, African Sun Hotel,

42, International Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos

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Are you a graduate from a host community of Indorama/Eleme Petrochemicals Limited? Do you want to study at postgraduate level in a UK university?

Applications are now open for the ELANO INVESTMENT LIMITED POST GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME for graduates from the host communities of Indorama/Eleme Petrochemicals Limited.

The postgraduate scholarship scheme is managed by the British Council on behalf of Elano Investment Limited and will support postgraduate degree study at selected universities in the UK in the academic year 2015/16. It is targeted specifically at graduates from the host communities of Indorama/Eleme Petrochemicals Limited.

This is a fully funded scholarship and it will cover the following:

  • Scholar flights to and from the UK
  • Monthly scholar maintenance fees for the duration of the scholarship
  • Full Course Tuition Fees
  • Visa application fees

For more information click here

Company Name: Connected Development [CODE]

Location: Abuja

Job Role: Digital Marketing and Communications Officer

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

  • Working with the Communications team to research potential stories.
  • Prepare reports in form of blogs, and stories for other traditional media
  • Transcribing audio or video interviews.
  • Writing and formatting unedited interviews and stories into publishable content via new media – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.


  • Photography, graphic arts or video production skills
  • Excellent use of social media tool for social change
  • Access to a personal computer and internet connection outside the office space
  • Ability to speak and understand Hausa Language

Application Deadline: 7 August 2015.

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Company Name: Maersk Line

Location: Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

Job Role: Customer Service Care Agent

Job Type: Full Time

Application Deadline: 28 July 2015.

Job Summary:

  • Be the primary point of contact for assigned CARE customers
  • Collaborate with Finance team to ensure invoice and payment timeliness and accuracy
  • Proactively track shipments and notify customers of deviations from the transport plan
  • Ensure smooth execution of the end-to-end shipment life cycle, by working closely with the customer
  • Actively build strong relationships with customers and gain an understanding of their business and needs

Requirement: 2-year experience in shipping related customer services or sales

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