The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 5th Annual NHEF Scholarship Essay Competition. Since its launch in 2015, the Competition has served as a platform that encourages Nigerian university students to think critically and strategically on topical issues that are of vital importance to Nigeria’s sustainable growth and

We are deeply saddened by the recent tragedies that have taken place in our communities in Nigeria and the United States. As an organization founded in the United States, we stand in solidarity with Black advocates and activists and reject systemic racism that permeates our society today. It is our shared responsibility to challenge racial

The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition. We are challenging students to think critically and strategically about change and how they can effect change in Nigeria. The 2019 Essay Topic theme is Human Capital Development. Question: “To anchor the economy over the long term, investments in infrastructure and competitiveness

In an effort to create a continuous development community for the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) Scholars, the NHEF Code-Back Challenge was rolled out as a crowdsourcing initiative for and by NHEF Scholars to create their ideal NHEF App. The challenge was opened to past and present Scholars as well as students from the six

2019 NHEF 15th Anniversary Benefit Gala

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 by

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) held its biennial Benefit Gala & Awards Ceremony at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The event honored remarkable individuals who have contributed to Nigeria’s prosperity both at home and abroad and commemorated the Foundation’s 15th Anniversary. Gala Co-Chairs included His Excellency, Dr.

Meet Our 2019 Honorees: Oscar N. Onyema

Thursday, 12 September 2019 by

Oscar N. Onyema, OON NHEF Leadership in Business Award   Oscar has been CEO and member of the National Council of The Nigerian Stock Exchange since April 2011. In this role, he is responsible for superintending the general working of The Exchange. He is Chairman of Central Securities Clearing System Plc (CSCS), the clearing, settlement

Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode Jonathan F. Fanton Leadership in Education Award   Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode is a development specialist, international NGO expert and human rights activist specializing in women and girls’ initiatives. Aisha founded and serves as CEO of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF), a non-governmental organization that promotes good governance and is dedicated to engendering socio-economic change on

Gbenga Oyebode, MFR Jonathan F. Fanton Leadership in Education Award   Gbenga Oyebode is the Chairman of Aluko & Oyebode, (Barristers & Solicitors) one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria, with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. Gbenga was an Associate with White & Case, New York between 1982 and 1983. Gbenga was

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2019 Nigeria Higher Education Forum! The forum will focus on “Building the Capacity in Nigeria through the Career Development of Young Faculty”. In collaboration with CAReH Africa, the forum will bring thought-leaders from various disciplines across the US and Vice Chancellors of NHEF-affiliated universities together to

NHEF CODE-BACK CHALLENGE

Sunday, 25 August 2019 by

The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) code-back challenge is a crowd sourcing initiative for and by NHEF Scholars to create their ideal NHEF App. The NHEF seeks to create a continuous development community to stay engaged with its Scholars across all cohorts. We believe that no one knows our impact better than our Scholars themselves. Hence,

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