Oluwakorede Asuni

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Here at home
05 November 2008
He should be tired by now. It’s been a long 21 months of hard work (you can capitalize and underline that) and even though the strength you draw from speaking with a crowd of over 120,000 can be intoxicating, it’s already 11:30pm in his time zone and it will be a long day tomorrow — not with the thousands of names and roles that need to be sorted out. At exactly 5am Nigerian time (GMT + 1) today, Barack Obama was declared the winner of the US elections...
The full text of Barack Obama's victory speech
05 November 2008
President-elect Barack Obama spoke to the world from his home city of Chicago as he became the first black president of the United States. Here is the full text of his victory speech: “Hello, Chicago. “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer....
Bridge Built with One Finger
03 November 2008
Originally posted here.     The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US. It stretches for 1.825km over the East River, connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn on Long Island. On completion, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in an 1867 letter to the...
My Stand Up Events: ENGAGE I & II
20 October 2008
My Commitment to Development especially in rural communities came to the fore when last weekend I held two Stand Up and Take Action events I tagged ENGAGE I and II. Both events held in Minna the capital city of the Niger state and the home of the Federal University of Technology, Minna. Both events were planned to inform young people of the MDGs, the journey so far and what we as a nation must do to for these set of goals which many has rightfully...
Oluwakorede Asuni engages school children to support the MDGs, in ENGAGE, Friday 17th October, 2008, Government Secondary School, Minna
11 October 2008
ENGAGE is a 30 minute event that will incoporate: A short lecture on the MDGs: by Mr. Oluwakorede Asuni, focusing on the History of the MDGs, local accomplishments in Nigeria, and what we will benefit if the MDGs are achieved. A video showing extreme poverty Circulation of a leaflet highlighting and advocating the attainments of the goals. This document will be written in English, Hausa, Gwari and Nupe —the last three being the local languages of...
Yes, You Can!
09 June 2008
Originally posted in Ejowewe We all know now that’s a winning line :). Over the past year and a half, the phrase has been sounded by a single man as a message of change, of hope rising… Last Tuesday we saw that hope begin to take on the semblance of reality, as Senator Barack Obama became the first African-American in history to lead a U.S. major-party ticket when he claimed the Presidential nomination for the Democratic Party. I’m...
Back to School
09 June 2008
Originally penned on Thursday 5th June, 2008 I returned to the classroom as a student earlier today- though I made an earlier return a few days back, as teacher at the Government Secondary School, Minna where I am carrying out my primary assignment as a Youth Corps member. Now I have experienced firsthand what ‘Gbenga Sesan – one of mentors – felt when he had to return to the classroom in April at the Harvard University’s Kennedy...
Covenant University: The Mobile Phone Question
07 April 2008
In a ThisDay newspaper report on September 26, 2007, Tim Akano wrote about Covenant University’s giant learning strides under the topic, “Nigeria: Covenant Varsity Produces Int’l Programmers & IT Experts.” The report celebrated “undergraduates of the university [who] qualified as International Sun Java Certified Programmers…” Please read the full report here. One shouldn’t be surprised at this when you look at the school’s mission as clearly articulated...
Sneak Preview
20 March 2008
Students' Survival Kit: taking bold steps
19 March 2008
Having sold over one thousand copies and with orders in several multiple thousands at the moment, I have decided to improve on the content and the look ‘n’ feel of the book to enhance the brand the book is fast becoming amongst students in Nigeria’s numerous tertiary institutions. I have worked closely with feedbacks obtained from several willing readers to revise the content of the book, softening the language wherever the need...
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