Thrive! A Nexford Alumni Network Event

Learn how to get ahead in your career with strategic networking tips from industry professionals in Lagos, Nigeria on April 15, 2023.

Only 50 seats available!


Unlock the power of networking for career growth

Attend Thrive! Nexford’s alumni networking event where you'll have the opportunity to network with fellow alumni, enjoy an interactive session with Nexford board member, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and top professionals.

Learn how to use strategic networking for career growth. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to make meaningful connections!

Theme: Thrive - Networking for Success
Where: Function Room 1, Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria
When: April 15, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM WAT
Dress code: Business casual
Guest Speakers:

  1. Dr. Oby Ezekwesili - Board Member, Nexford University; President, Human Capital Africa; Fmr. Minister of Education, Nigeria
  2. Lola Esan - Partner at EY, Workforce Advisory Services Leader, West Africa
  3. Yemi Faseun - Board Advisor, Earnipay, Leadership & HR Consultant

✅ Make professional connections with fellow alumni
✅ Learn networking strategies
✅ Get hot networking tips to growth hack your success
✅ Learn more about NXU career support

Keynote Speaker

  • Chairperson, Fix Politics

    Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili

    Chairperson, Fix Politics

    Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili is a former Vice President of the World Bank for Africa, a former Nigerian Education Minister and co-founder of Transparency International.

    A chartered accountant by profession, ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili first served the Nigerian government as Head of the Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Unit, where she led reforms to public procurement. She was appointed Minister of Solid Minerals in 2005 and chaired the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. In 2006 she became Minister of Education, until taking up her World Bank post in 2007. Prior to working for the Government of Nigeria, Dr Ezekwesili was at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. Having co-founded the anti-corruption organisation Transparency International, she directed its work in Africa. She is also a Senior Economic Advisor to Open Society, which aims to build vibrant and tolerant societies with democratically accountable governments. Dr Ezekwesili holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Agriculture in Abeokuta in 2012.


  • Partner at EY | Workforce Advisory Services Leader, West Africa

    Lola Esan

    Partner at EY | Workforce Advisory Services Leader, West Africa

    Lola Esan is an Organisation Design, future of work architect and Change Management professional with almost two decades professional experience from Nigeria, Switzerland and Mexico.

    She has multi sector experience and has worked extensively in the areas of ; Organisation Review and Restructuring, HR Transformation, Culture and Change Management, HR Measurements and Benchmarking , HR Function Effectiveness, Mergers and Acquisition, Talent Management and Competency Development for a wide array of clients within the public and private sectors.

    Her areas of expertise within the Human Capital realm include; HR Analytics, Organisation Design, Employee Performance Management, Reward Strategy and Execution, Project Management as well as Learning and Development.

    Lola is also a certified project manager, global HR practitioner and change management specialist.

  • Team Lead, Learning & Delivery | Sterling Bank

    Oreoluwa Olaniyan

    Team Lead, Learning & Delivery | Sterling Bank

    Oreoluwa Olaniyan is a learning and development specialist with over a decade of experience in the financial services sector. He currently works with Sterling Bank in his role as Head, Learning Execution and Delivery, collaborating with stakeholders – internal and external in designing and executing bespoke learning interventions that align with the Organization’s strategic goals.

  • Chief Talent Officer, YF Talent Partners

    Yemi Faseun

    Chief Talent Officer, YF Talent Partners

    Yemi Faseun is a business leader with 30 years of multi-sector, multi-function experience. He currently works with clients in his role as Chief Talent Officer to drive the talent and business transformation agenda.

    Yemi also provides executive mentoring to mid-career and business leaders, who are looking to excel in their career journey and become pivotal in the transformation of their unit, department, function and/or organisation. Given that what brought individuals and organisations to where we are today will not take us farther, he works with business managers and leaders to focus on end-to-end people management, culture and leadership initiatives to meet the demands of the Now of Work.

    Yemi was a two-term Elected Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and has received a number of global recognitions such as Top 501 Most Fabulous Global HR Leader, Top 150 Global HR Influencer, Top 8 HR Thought Leader in Africa, Top 50 Personality on LinkedIn, Top 3 Africa HR Influencer, Top 200 2021 Global Thought Leader, Top 10 2021 Global Leadership Development Thought Leader, Top 122 CHRO in 2022 and 2022 Top 200 Voices in Leadership.

    He is the Founder of The YF Network (TYFN). TYFN is a personal, leadership and business development forum of about 200 professionals and entrepreneurs with members across 9 countries and 3 continents. He is also the Founder of The YF Academy (TYFA), with the sole aim of lighting candles behind us, so others can easily find their paths to success and purpose.

    Yemi is an author of 2 e-books and he loves Mondays!

Our past events

Lagos, NG Graduation, September 2022

Lagos, NG Graduation, September 2022

On September 10 2022, NXU graduates celebrated their hard work in Lagos. See what they got up to!

September 2022
#NXUGradWeek Novelty Football, September 2022

#NXUGradWeek Novelty Football, September 2022

We already knew our grads and learners had business skills but during the #NXUGradWeek Novelty Football Match they showed us they had football skills too - congrats to all on a set of amazing matches!

September 2022
NXU Socials: Lagos, December 2021

NXU Socials: Lagos, December 2021

On December 11, current and future Nexford learners met up to build their professional network over some good food and fun activities!

December 2021

Don’t miss out!

Insights from Dr. Laila Macharia on the current state of higher education in Kenya

In 2018, the World Bank ranked Kenya the top African country for education outcomes. To discuss the state of the nation, and what is driving the current Kenyan higher learning landscape, we spoke to Dr. Laila Macharia.

Dr. Macharia has experienced first hand how education changes lives, now as a Senior Advisor at Nexford University, we are hoping that she will help bring Nexford education to Kenya, partnering with organizations looking to upskill and reskill their teams in the wake of digital transformation.

Nexford University accreditation FAQ

We are a real university, with real learners, faculty, advisors, and graduates! Not convinced? Check out the below:

Still not convinced? Book a chat with one of our Nexford Application Specialists! They're happy to answer any questions you have.

Nexford is an American university licensed in Washington DC by HELC. We are also accredited in the US by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Every employer and university has different policies as to what they recognize and we already have partnerships with multiple well-reputed employers around the world, including in Nigeria, such as MTN, Union Bank, Sterling Bank, Dangote, and IBM, and have thousands of learners and alumni in Nigeria, and have learners from over 85 countries around the world.

Our goal is to provide you with the latest job skills and knowledge you need to succeed in today's workplace!


Nexford University is accredited in the US by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

We're also licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) in Washington DC, and our courses have been certified by Quality Matters (QM).

Our headquarters are located in Washington DC, USA.  Here's the address if you'd like to drop by:

1140 3rd St NE

Washington, DC 20002, US

While we have a physical headquarters, keep in mind that Nexford is a 100% online university, designed to make education accessible from anywhere in the world!

WES will evaluate Nexford degrees, however they will not say they are equivalent to a Canadian degree because we are nationally accredited in the United States by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).  DEAC is recognized as an accrediting agency by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Most schools in the U.S. and Canada will do their own credit evaluations.

2.I.1 Complaint/Grievance Procedure

The purpose of the Learner Complaint Policy is to provide a process for learners to seek resolution of a dispute or complaint. Most issues can be resolved through discussion with faculty or a Success Advisor. Learners have the right to seek help or resolution if they feel that they have been unfairly treated based upon the policy and procedures of the University and were unable to resolve the situation. Learners must submit their complaint to the University Review Committee (URC) at, and should include the following information: 

  • Thoroughly describe the complaint 
  • Identify steps taken to resolve the issue 
  • Provide any additional supporting documentation 

When complaints are received, by the URC, the Committee will investigate the complaint and render a decision to the learner within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. 

Grievance Policy 

In the unlikely event that the learner’s complaint was not resolved to their satisfaction, the learner should submit a grievance to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) at The grievance should include all documentation and attempts to resolve the situation including the URC decision. The CAO will investigate the grievance and communicate with the appropriate learners and employees to address the problem as warranted. 

Resolution of the grievance will occur once the final response or outcome is determined. The learner who filed the grievance will be notified of the decision of the CAO. 


CAO decisions are final. For issues that cannot be resolved directly with Nexford, learners may file a complaint with the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Higher Education Licensure Commission, following the instructions on its website, Office of the State Superintendent of Education or by telephone at 202-727-6436. 

Pursuant to DC Official Code §38-1306(c)(4) complaints may be filed with the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC, Commission) against postsecondary educational institutions operating in the District of Columbia. Consumers who have experienced a violation of the HELC statute or regulations should complete this form and submit all supporting documents. This form must be signed and dated by the individual making the complaint and should be mailed: 

Office of the State Superintendent of Education 

Higher Education Licensure Commission 

1050 First Street, NE, Fifth Floor 

Washington, D.C. 20002 

Complaints are made available to the institution/alleged violator so that they may file a response to the allegations. The HELC cannot respond to anonymous complaints. Investigation and resolution of complaints take varying amounts of time. Upon completion of an investigation, the complainant will receive notice of any proposed actions. 

Learners may also contact the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) to file a complaint. The student may also contact the DEAC at 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808 Washington, D.C. 20036 and at Telephone: 202-234-5100 

DEAC’s Online Complaint System enables individuals to file a complaint directly using the DEAC website. The complaint form is found at Written complaints will also be accepted by mail or other form of effective delivery to DEAC, provided they include (1) the complainant’s name and contact information (2) the basis of any allegation of noncompliance with DEAC standards and procedures; (3) all relevant names and dates and a brief description of the actions forming the basis of the complaint; (4) copies of any available documents or materials that support the allegations; and (5) a release authorizing DEAC to forward a copy of the complaint, including identification of the complainant(s) to the institution.