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Monday, 20 September 2021


Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation


 Deadline :25th September 2021

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SPDC /TEPNG/AGIP Joint Venture) runs robust scholarship programmes which date back to the 1950s and have supported thousands of students, most especially from our host communities, many of whom are among Nigeria’s business, political and social leaders. The objective of the SPDC JV scholarship programmes is to develop Nigeria’s talent of the future. In furtherance of this objective and to promote academic excellence among young Nigerians particularly those from less-privileged background, the SPDC invites applications from suitably qualified full-time Nigerian Students admitted in the 2019/2020 academic session to apply for the SPDC JV University scholarship awards.


The merit-based scholarship is in two categories – the National Merit Award (NM) and the Areas of Operation Merit Award.

National Merit Award (NM) - Open to all Nigerians

Areas of Operation Merit Award – Open to Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational areas in Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers States


Be citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Be registered FULL-TIME undergraduates in on accredited course in and approved University in Nigeria

Be in 200 Level (as at December 2020) or possess proof of admission into undergraduate programme in the 2019/2020 academic session


All applicants should have valid personal email account for the purpose of correspondence for this application.

All applications must be done online, visit the application website at: to apply.

Applicants for the Areas of Operation Merit Award are required to provide scanned copies of letters of identification, stamped and signed by government-recognised:

The paramount chief/traditional head of the community; and

The Chairman of the Community Development Committee or the Community Executive Council (CDC or CEC)

The letters should be addressed to:

The Manager

Social Performance & Social Investment

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited

Port Harcourt.

P/S: Each document must not exceed 200KB and the image format must be in JPEG


Shell does not demand payment from applicants. The application is entirely FREE of charge.

Shell does not assign representatives or agents to assist applicants in processing applications.

Applications open 30th August and closes 25th September 2021.

Only successful candidates at each selection stage will be contacted.

Use Shell Nigeria website ONLY for application

 To register:

Monday, 6 September 2021

APPLY for the 2021 MTN mPulse Spelling Bee Competition For Young Nigerians

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation


Following the maiden edition of the mPulse Spelling Bee, MTN Nigeria, in partnership with Nestle Golden Morn, invites all primary & secondary school students between the ages of 9 and 15 to participate in the MTN mPulse Spelling Bee competition.

This competition which aims to help student in Nigeria, improve their English spelling and vocabulary, promises to be an exciting one with lots of exciting prizes to be won.

There are 3 stages of the competition. The first stage will be done on the MTN mPulse website and is open to all students resident in Nigeria who are between 9 and 15 years. 


  • Host: MTN Nigeria | Nestle Golden Morn
  • Category: Competitions | Primary School | Secondary School
  • Eligible Country: Nigeria
  • Reward: 7 Million Cash Prize | Laptops | Smartphones | Lots more
  • Deadline: October 3, 2021

The top 1,000 from the first round will be invited for the second round of the competition which will also be done on the mPulse website. The first 20 students with the highest scores from the second round will qualify 3rd stage and grand finale will be done online via live video conferencing.

The spelling Bee portal opens for practice tests at 3pm on 1st September 2021.
Round 1 Competition runs from 3pm on 13th September 2021 to 11:59pm on 3rd October 2021.
Competition is open to only boys and girls in primary and secondary schools in Nigeria who are between 9 and 15 years old as of 13th September 2021.
Participants must be residents in Nigeria.
Participant’s phone numbers used for registration must be on the mPulse tariff plan. Dial *344*1# to migrate your phone number to the mPulse tariff plan.
Participants must have successfully updated their profile on the mPulse website.
Participants must have successfully linked with their parent(s) on the mPulse website.
The practice test can be done multiple times but each Quiz round can be taken ONLY ONCE.
Ensure you have a quality Internet connection before taking the test
If you have any questions, refer to our All You Need to Know page to get your questions answered..

Monday, 30 August 2021

Gradute Engineering Trainee Programme 2021 for young Nigerians

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

2021 Egbin Power Plc Graduate Engineering Trainee Programme | Egbin Power Plc

The Graduate Engineering Trainee Programme is a 24-month intensive blended training programme designed with training from the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) and visits other power generation entities and industry stakeholders. The training is strategically targeted at the technical capacity development of young engineers with the combination of theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical’s as well as the application of technical skills.

The selected candidates will also garner experience across the various technical departments of Egbin power plant, acquiring requisite competencies to contribute to the achievement of the company’s overall strategic objectives.

Qualifications & Experience

• Engineering degree (B. Tech, B. Eng.) with a minimum of Second-Class Upper Division (2.1)

• Age: Maximum of 27 years by December 2021

• Applicants must have completed the mandatory NYSC as of March 2021 with a valid certificate

• 0 - 2 years of work experience post-NYSC

Skills & Competencies:

• Ability to work and thrive in different working conditions

• Strong Analytical and numeric skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Knowledge and understanding of basic engineering processes.

• Ability to identify and use basic engineering tools.

• Self-driven and result-oriented

• Problem solving-skills

• Knowledge of the power sector value chain


Apply for the 2021 Graduate Engineering Trainee Programme

Location: Egbin Power Plant, Ijede, Ikorodu.

Job Type: Full time

Level: Entry Level


To Apply now visit


Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation

Boosting Illiteracy In Nigeria: OctaFX Secures Partnership With Humanitarian Organisation; Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation.

The global Forex broker OctaFX partnered with ‘Keeping It Real’ to tackle the challenge of supporting Nigeria’s disadvantaged children. The Ramadan-inspired initiative aims at improving literacy in several regions of the country.  

Ramadan is always the season of charity, and the last Ramadan in this sense was special for many. With this in mind, the global Forex broker OctaFX took it upon itself to partner with the charity-based ‘Keeping it Real’ (KIR) organisation to set up ‘Reading Corners’, providing learning opportunities for disadvantaged children.

The fintech company supported Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation in setting up these unique corners in the following states: Rivers, Lagos, Oyo, and the nation’s capital Abuja. As their primary vision, the charity group aims to “raise innovative leaders committed to lifelong learning to transform their communities”.

Speaking on the objectives of the partnership, Bitebo Gogo, Executive Director of ‘Keeping It Real’ said: “We decided to start giving books to those who want to read, but do not have access to books. Since then, we have donated over 26,000 books in 12 states in Nigeria, in our capital Abuja, and even Ghana. Also, the COVID-19 pandemic has made children in public schools lose one year of reading. A gap we are closing with the help of OctaFX.”

Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation promotes literacy and education by donating books to orphanages, care homes, public schools, youth centres, out-of-school children, and even prison inmates. They consistently put books in the hands of those eager to learn but do not have the means to buy or access books. Through these efforts, KIR contributes to raising the standard of education in giving learning opportunities to long-neglected but crucial groups.

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