30 Jul 2013


By Segun Sobulo, 9JEducation
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Welcome to the show

YouTube allows you to showcase yourself for free. Simply upload a video, share it with your friends online and after you’ve raked in millions of hits, Google sends you a cheque for sharing your videos with the world. You know the saying though, “nothing good comes easy”. Like the TV show “who wants to be a millionaire?”, being successful on youtube requires intelligence, maximizing your lifelines and a little bit of luck. Chances are you’ll come out of the show richer than you were if you play your cards right.

According to a 2009 report, less than 1% of youtube videos get up to a million views (http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-youtube-videos-by-views-2009-5), so again this is not quick and easy money. However there are ways to increase your earnings, e.g. uploading a lot of videos to increase the odds of you having a popular video.

Some contestants rack go viral and rack in more than a million views daily, easily hitting tens of millions of views in a short amount of time. We advise you set your goals low initially, e.g. 1 million views for the year. If you fall well short of this mark, you will still be better off for having tried. Win or lose, this is a show that offers numerous opportunities besides monetary rewards. The gift of education is an example of this, e.g. here are some videos on how to make money on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=make+money+with+youtube) and here’s another set of videos on how to make your own electric generator http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=build+your+own+electric+generator&sm=3


By Sinmisola Araoye, 9JEducation
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Every once in a while when I mention to someone that I have to take a final, I get this quizzical look that inevitably prefaces the question “What class?” Then I have to explain that the final is for an online class that I am taking just for fun. 
The truth is that I don’t take the MOOC classes for fun. The choices I make are designed to perform certain functions in my educational profile. I am currently taking a class on competitive strategy with Coursera because I feel like it is a good complement to my background in business.


By Ayoola Ilesanmi, 9JEducation
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Considering the number of Android phones out in the market now, deciding on one to get would mean a lot of research based on individual preferences which include size, added features, brand names....and for a great number of people, price.

It is important to note that not all Android phones are Google certified. The difference being that the Google certified Android devices have passed certain Google device tests and have “official permission” from Google to carry the Google brand, basically one could say the certified devices have the Android operating system running on them and also Google apps which include gmail, google+, youtube, Hangouts(Gtalk), Google Now, Maps, Google Translate and most importantly the Play Store, where you purchase and download apps. Brands in this category include Samsung, LG, Motorola, Acer, Benq, Sony Xperia, HTC, Techno, Infinix, Huawei e.t.c

29 Jul 2013


By Ezim Osai. Monday, July 29 2013

We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Having firmly and solemnly resolve, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and
Indissoluble sovereign nation under God, dedicated to the promotion of inter-African solidarity,
World peace, international co-operation and understanding
And to provide for a Constitution for the purpose of promoting the good government and welfare
of all persons in our country, on the principles of freedom, equality and justice, and for the
purpose of consolidating the unity of our people
Do hereby make, enact and give to ourselves the following Constitution:

-The Nigerian Constitution

About a week ago, there was nationwide outrage about the legalization of child/underage marriage in Nigeria. A number of Nigerians on social networks as Twitter and Facebook expressed disdain for the idea and some even moved to sign petitions against the supposed bill.

The truth of the matter however is that the Senate did not vote on child marriage or something of the sort like a number of Nigerians seemed to think. An interview of Senator Abaribe which I read in the Vanguard says that a committee was set up by the Senate to amend the constitution and found that 4b of Section 29 [ “any woman who is married shall be deemed to be of full age.”] Was not meant to be there as it had nothing to do with renunciation of citizenship (which is the central issue of the section) and is in conflict with section 42 of the constitution which talks about discrimination. 

26 Jul 2013


By KemmieOla, Friday, July 26 2013

We all have that special person in our lives, that special person we can talk to and tell all our secrets to. That person who knows more about us than anybody else does, even our parents. They know our innermost secrets and know things that we wouldn’t dare to tell anyone else, not even our partners. Yes, even our boyfriends and girl friends don’t know what this person knows. This person is known as the best friend.
Often times, best friends are usually members of the opposite sex who have proven themselves worthy of our absolute trust and devotion.

23 Jul 2013


By Ezim Osai, 9JEducation
Tuesday, July 23 2013

All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy
- General saying
Over the course of the months, we have been talking about education, inspiration, change and all sorts, but we (writers) have forgotten one of the most important instruments of education: recreation. 
 After the tedious lecture or classroom hours, we should all have time to blow some steam and cool off and we all do this in different ways. This article tells us a few ways we can have fun on and around campus without having to pay too much money.

22 Jul 2013

Music and Me

By Ezim Osai, 9JEducation
Monday, July 22 2013

Time does change, but the music it remains the same…
Without my music, where would I be?
Music & Me : Nate Dogg

In Choices and Decisions, I talked about how the kind of music we listened to affected our behavioral pattern and attitudes. Today, I want to talk about the importance of music to society in general.
Music is based on an individual’s perception; it varies from person to person and place to place. While some people live for rap music, some others find it boring. While some live for rock music, a number find it noisy. While some live for electronic music, most people I have met find it irritating. While some live for classical music, quite a few persons find it slow and non-thrilling. Personally, I love at least one song from all genres of music that I know of.

19 Jul 2013


The hunt for good phones at affordable prices is a tough one. After spending a day on the ground in Asaba, going from shop to shop, I found out that the phone-sellers knew even less about phones than me. And so, I picked up the phone and called my brother, Toni, who pointed out LG as a reasonable choice.

After scouring the web for hours, I finally found a phone that could fit my needs and budget. I found, the LG Optimus L5 II Dual.

The L5 II is an Android device supporting Jelly-Bean Operating System and an understandable

16 Jul 2013


By Ezim Osai, 9JEducation
Tuesday, July 16 2013

On the 3rd of July, 2013, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike thereby shutting down most federal and state owned institutions, sending thousands of students home and leaving some stranded.

As a student in a federal institution is almost always a yearly affair and one that most of us are used to [ASUU Strike] so much that pictures and tweets say “Thunder and ASUU, who strike pass?” On the 4th of December, 2011, a strike also began lasting until the 4th of February 2012, delaying some freshers from entering into school (Me inclusive) and some finalists from convocating as well as setting back the academic calendar several months. Certainly, strike is not a friend of students and most of us are bitter about it and we tend to blame lecturers and lay curses on them but in truth if anyone should be cursed, it should be our government and not our lecturers who are only fighting for their rights in the way they know how to.