Scholar of the month- December 2017

WhatsApp Image 2017-12-03 at 17.43.17 (1)Uche Nacho Ilechukwu, popularly known as Armaniii, hails from Anambra state.

He holds a bachelor degree in computer engineering and is currently pursuing a fresh degree in Information Engineering.

Uche works as a sales engineer on the supply side of a mobile Ad network.

He served as the Hamburg chapter secretary during the 2016/2017 administration. His service, contributions and dedication to the NiSIG at the Hamburg chapter can not be understated.

As a football lover and ardent supporter of Chelsea FC, Uche strives to find accomplishment in whatever he does.

Scholar of the month- September 2017

IMG-20171002-WA0005Gege Olatunji hails from Ilaje local Government area of Ondo state. He holds a bachelor degree in Human Anatomy from the University of Benin. He recently completed his master studies in Radiation Biology at the Technical University of Munich.
He is currently a research Associate at the University Hospital in Heidelberg. Herein, he carries out cutting edge research at the intersection of Cancer biology and Clinical oncology. His overall research aim is to expand the frontiers of knowledge in Cancer cell biology, with specific focus on Tumor Epigenetics.
A passionate young scientist, visionary, realist, and optimist, he believes nothing is impossible with the right mindset.
He has been in the forefront of hosting Nigerian scholars in Munich to foster integration and interactions between them.
He loves cooking, reading, watching football and engaging in intellectual discourse.

Scholar of the month- August 2017

Scholar August 2017Anidi Oluwakayode Caleb, hails from Delta State, Nigeria. He was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria where he had his primary, secondary and tertiary education.
He obtained his Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Economics, from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and he is currently enrolled in the Master Program in Agricultural Economics at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. He has a keen interest in research in the area of food security and development.
He is an active member of the Nigerian Student Association in Stuttgart, and has been involved in organizing different programs and activities, which foster integration and general wellbeing of Nigerian students.
He has likeness and general interest in sports, music, movies and travelling.

Scholar of the month- July 2017

AyodejiAyodeji Ayantayo Ayansola is a native of Ile-Ife in Ife central  Local Government, Osun state Nigeria. He has a Bachelor in Agronomy from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho, Nigeria and currently enrolled for a Master’s program in Environmental Resources Management, Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus.

He is currently the president of Nigeria Students in BTU Cottbus-Seftenberg. He is a big fan of the reigning English Premiership Champion, Chelsea FC. He also plays football and love Music.

He is a well known figure amongst students and the entire Nigerian community in Cottbus. He is readily available to reach out to the welfare of students in Cottbus.

Scholar of the month- June 2017

Olayiwola OlatunjiOlayiwola Olatunji Mayowa hails from Ilora in Afijio Local Government, Oyo state Nigeria. He has a Bachelor and Master degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Ibadan, Nigeria and currently enrolled for another Master’s program in Drilling and Production at the department of Petroleum Engineering, Technical University of Clausthal, Zellerfeld.

He is currently a member of the executive committee of NISIG Clausthal-Zellerfeld Chapter. Olatunji enjoys organizing activities that foster integration between Nigerian and other international students in Clausthal. Furthermore, he has a penchant for politics and can adapt to varying situations. His persistence, painstaking qualities and ability to remain focus contribute to the realization of his personal goals and objectives.

He is an avid lover of football and an enthusiastic fan of the reigning English Premiership Champion, Chelsea FC. He is a well-known figure among students in Clausthal and maintains cordial relationships with people in general.

Migration for national development

In collaboration with Nigerian Scholars in Germany (NiSIG), the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is organizing a 2-hour seminar for Nigerian students, Scholars, Professionals and business personnel in Germany in the following locations and on these dates:

  • Cottbus – June 26, 2017;
  • Hamburg – June 27, 2017;
  • NRW (Cologne or Bonn) – June 28, 2017;
  • Stuttgart – June 30, 2017.

Some of the issues to be discussed will be:

  • Financial and technical support to Nigerian scholars and professionals willing to return to Nigeria upon completion of their study programs to contribute to Nigeria’s development;
  • Financial support to current Nigerian students in Germany planning internship stays in Nigeria;
  • Technical and consultation support to Nigerian business people willing to engage in start-up businesses and SMEs in Nigeria and lots more.

Check the flyer for further information. We hope to see you there. Cheers!

NiSIG Director of Publicity

Ayodeji Adio

Scholar of the month- May 2017

Kelechi_imageKelechi Alexander Imoh is enrolled as a Masters student in the department of Information Technology, University of Applied Science, Kiel.

He is a native of Imo state and was raised in Lagos. He is a big fan of the Spanish champions, Real Madrid. He also loves Music.

He is a well known figure amongst students and the entire Nigerian community in Kiel. He is readily available to reach out to the welfare of students in Kiel.  These qualities earned him this nomination.

Scholar of the month- April 2017

NgoziNgozi is currently enrolled as a masters student in the department of Marine Geosciences, Universität Bremen. She is a native of Anambra state and was raised in Abuja. She spends her free time travelling, web surfing and reading. She also has an interest in fashion.She is an outspoken supporter for gender equality and has a passion for nature in which she just embarked on a project in this regard. She believes so much in the advantages of multicultural societies and considers it important for human balance. Currently, she actively promotes the use of our mother tongue in homes both in Diaspora and in Nigeria. Ngozi was selected for her unwavering selfless support in building the Nigerian Scholars in Bremen.

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NiSIG NATIONAL PRESIDENT IN BADEN WÜRTTENBERG

17858658_10210346374714259_33887979_oThe meeting of the Nigerian students held at Filderhauptstrasse 36, Plieningen, Stuttgart on the 02.04.2017started at 17:29hrs with an opening prayer from Mr. Kayode Anidi and then an opening speech from the President of the Association of Nigerian Students in Hohenheim Mr. Femi Ajayi. This was followed by the introduction of members present. Mr. Femi Ajayi then introduced the NiSIG national president Mr. Moses Kolade Ogun who was in attendance at the meeting to meet with everyone. He was given the opportunity to properly introduce himself and also to explain the purpose of his visit. The NiSIG national president started with a brief introduction of himself and also the NiSIG (Nigerian Scholars in Germany). He adequately explained to everyone in attendance what NiSIG is all about, the purpose of the association and the need for everyone to come together and make the association progress. The essence of the group NiSIG according to the president is to create a home away from home, enrich the academic lives and living experiences of members, encourage invention, innovation and creativity among members, promote Nigeria’s image and to participate in national (Nigeria) development amongst others. He made mention of the passive representation of the Nigerian Scholars in the Baden Wurttemberg region which was probably due to communication gap and therefore necessitated his visit. He further explained to everyone the benefits of joining and actively participating in the group. He also briefly talked about the organizational structure of the NiSIG. Finally, he allowed questions to be asked and several questions and concerns were raised ranging from trust issues within the group based on the previous experiences of people with NiSIG when it started. The president assured that there is a new structure and he takes very seriously the issue of accountability and responsibility, therefore, he assured everyone that the challenges of the past stay in the past. Another issue raised was that there is a need to incorporate the Association of Nigerian Student Hohenheim into NiSIG and also merge this with other existing Nigerian student groups in all the universities in the Baden Wurttemberg region, but the issue was not concluded because there was a need to do an in-house meeting in Hohenheim and give a feedback later to the NiSIG national president. The NiSIG national president finally thanked everyone for their time and hospitality. This was followed by an election of the Nigerian Students in Hohenheim were Mr. Adelesi Opeyemi and Mrs. Debora Salami emerged as the president and secretary respectively. The meeting continued with a celebration session for Mr. Ayuba who got a job in Nigeria and therefore relocating back to Nigeria after a long stay in Germany. The meeting had 25 members in attendant and ended by 22:10hrs.

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Scholar of the month- March 2017

IMG_5679Oluwadunni recently completed her master Studies in National and Transnational studies at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität, Münster. She is from ondo state. Her hobbies are reading crime fictons, writing, sleeping and dancing. Her favourite colour is blue. She loves big sweaters.

Ola has strong passion for social justice and intersectional feminism. She is a huge advocate for LGBTQ rights, as well as  deconstructing gender norms. She was selected for her active  participation in almost all the monthly meetings of the NiSIG -NRW chapter and currently the director of socials of the chapter.