Cross section of participants
during the graduate fair
Friday, October 21, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
Aisha M. receives her share of seeds to be planted in
“We managed to escape to the mountains,” Aisha recalled later. “But many of my relatives who didn’t leave soon enough were killed.”
Three years later, Gombi and communities like it in northern Adamawa state remain devastated. All that’s left of Aisha’s house is a charred heap of collapsed concrete and corrugated tin. Any food is long gone. Farm fields are strewn with debris. Home for thousands of families is little more than space on the floor of a host neighbor’s house.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Cultural Affairs Officer Robert Kerr addressing Nigerian
Turkish Nile University students
What is common among these three young Nigerians? They are all beneficiaries of the Opportunity Fund Program, popularly referred to as EducationUSA Achievers Program (EdSAP) of the U.S. Embassy Abuja. The program assists highly qualified but low-income students to finance upfront costs of obtaining admission into U.S. universities with full financial aid. One common feature of all three is that they went to public schools, including Federal Government Academy Suleja and Model Secondary school.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Among many achievements, the Brooklyn-based Wrembel composed the score for the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and appeared live on The Oscars 2016: 88th Academy Awards ceremony telecast. Wrembel learned his craft among Gypsies in the French countryside, and is expanding on his many other influences to make a mark as an original guitar voice in contemporary music. His musical accomplice, Thor Jensen, is also a longtime student of jazz, including the music of Django Reinhardt, and rock and roll.
Wrembel and Jensen will take the concert stage with Nigeria’s own powerhouse collective Prudence, in these venues:
- June 27: SPAN Jazz Academy Masterclass, 10:00 am (By Invitation only)
- June 28: MUSON Center, Agip Recital Hall, 6:00 pm (Open to the public)
- June 29: University of Lagos, Main auditorium, 5:30 pm (Open to the public)
- June 30: Classic FM 97.3: streaming live at www.classic97.net, 9:00 am
Watch one of his live performances via the link below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUnBY8PNB8U