Learn, Flex and Unwind this Weekend.

TGIF is not just a word in Lagos, it is a culture. As one of the busiest cities in the world, weekends throw up a new dimension to activities in Lagos. The average Lagosian would probably club on Friday and sometimes on Saturday too while attending a religious event on Sunday. Our propensity to strike a balance between two seemingly impossibilities is one of the reasons why Nigeria is one of the headquarters of happiness. Are you Lagos and you are unsure where to have fun, attend a seminar or even a religious programme? Worry not, Eventnews have got covered. Below are some of the events that will be happening this weekend around Lagos.

West African Leadership Summit

West African Leadership Summit is designed to gather in one place leaders from the West Africa region to deliberate on improving the quality of leaders in the region.

DATE and TIME For West African Leadership Summit

Sun, October 21, 2018

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

VENUE For West African Leadership Summit

Lagos Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki Road Lekki Lagos

Region 20 Ministers’ Conference: Contending For The Faith

DATE, TIME and VENUE For Region 20 Ministers’ Conference

  • Friday, 19th October at RCCG Christ Church, Gbagada. Time – 6pm
  • Saturday, 20th of October at RCCG, City of David, Victoria Island. Time- 8am


Building on a successful inaugural season in 2017, African Leadership Academy will be convening the Beyond Education Summit in October and November 2018 in four key African cities which will be central to the continent’s future, bringing together the ecosystem that will enable the growth of young leaders today: parents, teachers, mentors, school heads, education consultants, and students themselves. The summits will be held in Lagos, Nigeria; Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya and Cairo, Egypt. Join experts like Jonathan Burdick, Vice Provost and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at the University of Rochester; and the leadership team from African Leadership Academy including Chris Bradford, co-founder and CEO; Hatim Eltayeb, Dean of the Academy; Ayado Ewinyu; Director of Africa Careers Network; Suzanne Hunter, Director of Scholar Search and Selection; Lisa Simelane, Director of Teaching and Learning; and Faith Abiodun; Director of Program Recruitment & Partnerships, among others.


As parents consider higher education options for their children across the world, what is the relevance today of an Ivy League education, or a liberal arts education, and what do those universities seek in prospective students? How can students prepare themselves to stand out in an increasingly complex world? What impact can a big research university have on a student’s path compared with a relatively small liberal arts college? What are some of the lesser known but high impact sectors in the emerging economy that students could consider for early career transitions? What skills should a young person be developing for university and career success as a 21st century professional? What is the relevance of belonging in a network of high achieving young pan-African leaders? How does African Leadership Academy enable all these and more?

Theme – Educating for Life: Enabling Success through Entrepreneurial Education, Critical Skills Development, Transformative Tertiary Education & Lifelong Networks


  1. What are You Really Good At?: The imperative to acquire exceptional skills and the enabling role of parents, educators and mentors
  2. Ivy League or Liberal Arts?: How university choices can shape the education and career experiences of young leaders
  3. What’s in a Network?: The absolute relevance of early integration into high impact lifelong networks

Register today, limited seats available.

For more details, visit http://www.africanleadershipacademy.org/beyond

DATE: Sunday 21st of October 2018.

VENUE: Four Points by Sheraton

TIME: 4pm

FEE: free


The made in Naija festival will be an appreciation of art, literature, painting, music, performing arts among several others. The organisers have kept the list of performing acts at the event very close ton their chest but if they are interested in channelling the  Germans’ Oktoberfest as the name suggests, then expect lots of fun. Details of the events are as follows:

DATE: Sunday 21st of October 2018.

VENUE: BICS GARDEN B20 Wole Olateju Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki

Lekki  TIME: 11:00 A.M

FEE: free

dotnet Confonference Lagos 2018

Are you a software developer? Are you interested in learning how to use Microsoft DotNet to develop applications or you are a professional in the field who is interested in learning more?  Then, this is for you! Usergroup in conjunction with Vconnect are organising a free seminar on how to use DotNet and the best part remains that you are not going to pay a dime for learning.  Everything is free. During this event you have a wide selection of speakers from the community and .NET product teams. It’s a chance to learn, ask questions live, and get inspired for your next software project. You will learn to build for web, mobile, desktop, games, services, libraries and more for a variety of platforms and devices all with .NET. We have sessions for everyone, no matter if you are just beginning or are a seasoned engineer. Speakers (from Interswitch, Alat by Wema, Microsoft /MVP) We’ll have presentations and ltos of demos on .NET Core and ASP.NET Core, C#, F#, Azure, Visual Studio, Xamarin, and much more.  Details of the event are:

Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018.

Time: 1:00pm

Venue VConnect Global Services Limited 60 Marina Rd,Lagos Island Lagos


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