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  •  Mrs Cecelia Dada Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation WAPA Lagos state says skills acquisition training is targeted at alleviating women from dependency to independent Dada made the remark at the closing ceremony of a four week Short Term Skills Acquisition Training for women in Omajuwa Community Agboyi Ketu LCDA held on Friday at Catholic Church of the Resurrection CCR Magodo Phase 2 Shangisa Lagos She said the ministry had done so much as regards the training but still not enough She urged women who had yet to key into the training to do so According to her the Lagos State Government under Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu embarked on vocational trainings across the state with particular focus on women as a means to curb unemployment and empower citizens toward self reliance to achieve a viable economy It is noteworthy to say that all the training programmes are tuition free So far 12 500 trainees have graduated from this Short Term programme since 2019 and it cut across all women living in Lagos State irrespective of your political religious and ethnics affiliation One salient reason for this sense of direction is that this present administration under the able leadership of Gov Sanwo Olu has taken women empowerment as one of its focal policies in order to mitigate the effects of poverty prevalent among women she added She expressed delight at the handwork exhibited by graduands in cateringconfectioneries Ankara works making production of soaps pomade and household insecticides Adire and others skills learnt in the period The President of Catholic Women Organisation CWO of CCR Magodo parish Lady Tonia Ozoede described the training as a wonderful gesture and applauded the Lagos State Government and WAPA for its commitment to activities of the training Ozoede said the women had learnt lots of skills as displayed adding that there would be monitored to ensure they lived up to expectations The impressive thing about the programme is that the Lagos Government trained them for free and further empowered them with working tools That s highly commendable According to her for the fact that Lagos State Government has zero tolerance to idleness being the reason for this programme I am going to monitor you and make sure that you use the tools get busy and productive It is therefore fundamental that you must work having learnt a skill use it to assist your partners and also take up some responsibilities in the home to relieve burden she added Also the parish administrator Rev Father Paul Bastos thanked the Lagos State Government led by Gov Sanwo Olu said the administration had well by training and empowering over 12 000 trainees He however warned the beneficiaries not to store or sell the empowerment tools but should rather use it to establish business according to skills learnt as a payback for the state government kind gesture Mrs Oluyemi Kalesanwo Permanent Secretary WAPA in her closing remark said the programme was initiated to reduce the plight of beneficiaries directed toward their financial independence and development of Lagos State Vivian Ihechu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Skills Acquisition lifts women from dependency to independent —– WAPA
     Mrs Cecelia Dada Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation WAPA Lagos state says skills acquisition training is targeted at alleviating women from dependency to independent Dada made the remark at the closing ceremony of a four week Short Term Skills Acquisition Training for women in Omajuwa Community Agboyi Ketu LCDA held on Friday at Catholic Church of the Resurrection CCR Magodo Phase 2 Shangisa Lagos She said the ministry had done so much as regards the training but still not enough She urged women who had yet to key into the training to do so According to her the Lagos State Government under Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu embarked on vocational trainings across the state with particular focus on women as a means to curb unemployment and empower citizens toward self reliance to achieve a viable economy It is noteworthy to say that all the training programmes are tuition free So far 12 500 trainees have graduated from this Short Term programme since 2019 and it cut across all women living in Lagos State irrespective of your political religious and ethnics affiliation One salient reason for this sense of direction is that this present administration under the able leadership of Gov Sanwo Olu has taken women empowerment as one of its focal policies in order to mitigate the effects of poverty prevalent among women she added She expressed delight at the handwork exhibited by graduands in cateringconfectioneries Ankara works making production of soaps pomade and household insecticides Adire and others skills learnt in the period The President of Catholic Women Organisation CWO of CCR Magodo parish Lady Tonia Ozoede described the training as a wonderful gesture and applauded the Lagos State Government and WAPA for its commitment to activities of the training Ozoede said the women had learnt lots of skills as displayed adding that there would be monitored to ensure they lived up to expectations The impressive thing about the programme is that the Lagos Government trained them for free and further empowered them with working tools That s highly commendable According to her for the fact that Lagos State Government has zero tolerance to idleness being the reason for this programme I am going to monitor you and make sure that you use the tools get busy and productive It is therefore fundamental that you must work having learnt a skill use it to assist your partners and also take up some responsibilities in the home to relieve burden she added Also the parish administrator Rev Father Paul Bastos thanked the Lagos State Government led by Gov Sanwo Olu said the administration had well by training and empowering over 12 000 trainees He however warned the beneficiaries not to store or sell the empowerment tools but should rather use it to establish business according to skills learnt as a payback for the state government kind gesture Mrs Oluyemi Kalesanwo Permanent Secretary WAPA in her closing remark said the programme was initiated to reduce the plight of beneficiaries directed toward their financial independence and development of Lagos State Vivian Ihechu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Skills Acquisition lifts women from dependency to independent —– WAPA
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    Skills Acquisition lifts women from dependency to independent —– WAPA

    Mrs Cecelia Dada, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA).

    Lagos state, says skills acquisition training is targeted  at alleviating women from dependency to independent.

    Dada made the remark at the closing ceremony of a four-week  Short-Term Skills Acquisition Training for women in Omajuwa Community, Agboyi, Ketu LCDA, held on Friday at Catholic Church of the Resurrection, (CCR) Magodo Phase 2, Shangisa, Lagos.

    She said the ministry had done so much as regards the training but still not enough.

    She urged women who had yet to key into the training to do so.

    According to her, the Lagos State Government under Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, embarked on vocational trainings across the state with particular focus on women, as a means to curb unemployment and empower citizens toward self-reliance to achieve a viable economy.

    “It is noteworthy to say that all the training programmes are tuition-free.

    “So far, 12,500 trainees have graduated from this Short-Term programme since 2019, and it cut across all women living in Lagos State, irrespective of your political, religious and ethnics affiliation.

    “One salient reason for this sense of direction is that this present administration, under the able leadership of Gov. Sanwo-Olu, has taken women empowerment as one of its focal policies in order to mitigate the effects of poverty prevalent among women,” she added.

    She expressed delight at the handwork exhibited by graduands in cateringconfectioneries, Ankara works, making, production of soaps, pomade and household insecticides, Adire and others skills learnt in the period.

    The President of Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) of CCR Magodo parish, Lady Tonia Ozoede, described the training as a wonderful gesture and applauded the Lagos State Government and WAPA for its commitment to activities of the training.

    Ozoede said the women had learnt lots of skills as displayed, adding that there would be monitored to ensure they lived up to expectations.

    “The  impressive thing about the programme is that the Lagos Government trained them for free and further empowered them with working tools.

    “That’s highly commendable”.

    According to her, for the fact that Lagos State Government has zero tolerance to idleness being the reason for this programme, I am going to monitor you and make sure that you use the tools, get busy and productive.

    “It is, therefore, fundamental that you must work, having learnt a skill, use it to assist your partners and also take-up some responsibilities in the home to relieve burden,” she added.

    Also, the parish administrator, Rev. Father Paul Bastos thanked the Lagos State Government led by Gov. Sanwo-Olu, said the administration had well by training and empowering over 12,000 trainees.

    He, however ,warned the beneficiaries not to store or sell the empowerment tools, but should rather, use it to establish business according to skills learnt as a payback for the state government kind gesture.

    Mrs Oluyemi Kalesanwo, Permanent Secretary, WAPA, in her closing remark, said the programme was initiated to reduce the plight of beneficiaries, directed toward their financial independence and development of Lagos State.

    Vivian Ihechu
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  •  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has renewed the Air Transport Licence ATL of Azman Air upon fulfilment of all outstanding requirements A copy of the document sighted in Lagos on Friday signed by NCAA Director General Capt Musa Nuhu indicated the renewal The document with reference number 1118 indicates that it would be valid for a five year period from 2022 through 2027 Recall that NCAA had on Thursday suspended Azman Air over the airline s inability to renew its ATL among other issues Nuhu said the renewal of the ATL would enable the airline to resume flight operations The licence to operate the scheduled and non scheduled passenger and cargo air services within and outside Nigeria is hereby granted pursuant to Section 18 2 2 3 and Section 18 2 2 4 of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations 2015 the document read in part It indicates that this is for the period of five years from Sept 16 2022 to Sept 15 2027 It said that the utilisation of the licence should be in compliance with all relevant Civil Aviation Regulations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCAA renews Azman Air’s licence, airline resumes operations
     The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has renewed the Air Transport Licence ATL of Azman Air upon fulfilment of all outstanding requirements A copy of the document sighted in Lagos on Friday signed by NCAA Director General Capt Musa Nuhu indicated the renewal The document with reference number 1118 indicates that it would be valid for a five year period from 2022 through 2027 Recall that NCAA had on Thursday suspended Azman Air over the airline s inability to renew its ATL among other issues Nuhu said the renewal of the ATL would enable the airline to resume flight operations The licence to operate the scheduled and non scheduled passenger and cargo air services within and outside Nigeria is hereby granted pursuant to Section 18 2 2 3 and Section 18 2 2 4 of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations 2015 the document read in part It indicates that this is for the period of five years from Sept 16 2022 to Sept 15 2027 It said that the utilisation of the licence should be in compliance with all relevant Civil Aviation Regulations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCAA renews Azman Air’s licence, airline resumes operations
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    NCAA renews Azman Air’s licence, airline resumes operations

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has renewed the Air Transport Licence (ATL) of Azman Air, upon fulfilment of all outstanding requirements.

    A copy of the document sighted in Lagos on Friday, signed by NCAA Director General, Capt. Musa Nuhu, indicated the renewal.

    The document, with reference number 1118, indicates that it would be valid for a five year period from 2022 through 2027. Recall that NCAA had on Thursday suspended Azman Air over the airline’s inability to renew its ATL, among other issues.

    Nuhu said the renewal of the ATL would enable the airline to resume flight operations.

    “The licence to operate the scheduled and non-scheduled passenger and cargo air services within and outside Nigeria is hereby granted, pursuant to Section 18.2.2.3 and Section 18.2.2.4 of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations 2015,” the document read in part.

    It indicates that this is for the period of five years, from Sept. 16, 2022 to Sept. 15, 2027. It said that the utilisation of the licence should be in compliance with all relevant Civil Aviation Regulations.


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  •  The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association Nigeria COSFAN has paid tribute to the people and government of the United Kingdom over the death of Head of the Commonwealth Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The tribute is contained in a condolence letter issued on Friday in Ilorin The message was jointly signed by Dr Biola Adimula the Chairman COSFAN Board of Trustees and Prof Olugbemiro Jegede the Secretary of the board who is also the President of COSFAN The association identifies with the British the 56 countries of the Commonwealth and the world at large on the departure of Her Majesty The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association Nigeria COSFAN identify with the British the 56 Countries of the Commonwealth and the world at large on the departure of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II During Her regin we all enjoyed the commonwealth scholarships fellowships and consistent support of the commonwealth scholarship commission United Kingdom through the British Council Nigeria for career enhancement of our members and community development of the Nigeria society The extraordinary service of the late Queen Elizabeth II to humanity as shown through her humility Patience Kindness and Love will continue to be the hallmark of COSFAN s activities of giving back to society it said The statement added that COSFAN welcomes the smooth transition of the crown within the monarchy and pledges our loyalty and support to King Charles III May the reign of the king bring Peace Love and Prosperity to all as well as more recognition to COSFAN the statement added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Queen Elizabeth: COSFAN mourns Head of Commonwealth
     The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association Nigeria COSFAN has paid tribute to the people and government of the United Kingdom over the death of Head of the Commonwealth Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The tribute is contained in a condolence letter issued on Friday in Ilorin The message was jointly signed by Dr Biola Adimula the Chairman COSFAN Board of Trustees and Prof Olugbemiro Jegede the Secretary of the board who is also the President of COSFAN The association identifies with the British the 56 countries of the Commonwealth and the world at large on the departure of Her Majesty The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association Nigeria COSFAN identify with the British the 56 Countries of the Commonwealth and the world at large on the departure of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II During Her regin we all enjoyed the commonwealth scholarships fellowships and consistent support of the commonwealth scholarship commission United Kingdom through the British Council Nigeria for career enhancement of our members and community development of the Nigeria society The extraordinary service of the late Queen Elizabeth II to humanity as shown through her humility Patience Kindness and Love will continue to be the hallmark of COSFAN s activities of giving back to society it said The statement added that COSFAN welcomes the smooth transition of the crown within the monarchy and pledges our loyalty and support to King Charles III May the reign of the king bring Peace Love and Prosperity to all as well as more recognition to COSFAN the statement added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Queen Elizabeth: COSFAN mourns Head of Commonwealth
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    Queen Elizabeth: COSFAN mourns Head of Commonwealth

    The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association, Nigeria (COSFAN) has paid tribute to the people and government of the United Kingdom over the death of Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    The tribute is contained in a condolence letter issued on Friday in Ilorin.

    The message was jointly signed by Dr Biola Adimula, the Chairman COSFAN Board of Trustees, and Prof. Olugbemiro Jegede, the Secretary of the board, who is also the President of COSFAN.

    The association identifies with the British, the 56 countries of the Commonwealth and the world at large on the departure of Her Majesty.

    “The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association, Nigeria (COSFAN) identify with the British, the 56 Countries of the Commonwealth and the world at large on the departure of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

    “During Her regin we all enjoyed the commonwealth scholarships, fellowships and consistent support of the commonwealth scholarship commission, United Kingdom, through the British Council Nigeria, for career enhancement of our members and community development of the Nigeria society.

    “The extraordinary service of the late Queen Elizabeth II to humanity as shown through her humility, Patience, Kindness and Love will continue to be the hallmark of COSFAN’s activities of giving back to society,” it said.

    The statement added that COSFAN welcomes the smooth transition of the crown within the monarchy and pledges our loyalty and support to King Charles III.

    “May the reign of the king bring Peace, Love and Prosperity to all as well as more recognition to COSFAN,” the statement added.


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  •  Nigeria s representative in the CAF Confederation Cup Kwara United Football Club on Friday landed at the Aeroport Diori Hamani de Niamey Airport ahead of the second leg first round encounter against AS Douanes of Niger Republic The News Agency Nigeria reports that the Media Officer of the club Jimoh Bashir confirmed this in a statement He said the 33 man contingent led by the Executive Chairman of the state Sports Commission Bola Mogaji and Malam Shehu Gusau of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF arrived Niamey at about 6 25p m The team which left Nigeria at about 1 45 pm aboard an Air Cote D Ivoire Airbus had a brief stop over in Abidjan The team is lodged at Hotel Tenere in Central Niamey not too far from Stade General Senyi Kountche where the match will take place on Sunday Kwara United will go into Sunday s crucial match with a 3 0 advantage from the first leg According to the media officer the Club Chairman Kumbi Titiloye reminded the players and the technical crew to approach the match with utmost seriousness He commended Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his support to the team promising that they will scale through the Niamey hurdle NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CAF Confederation Cup: Kwara Utd arrive Niamey 
     Nigeria s representative in the CAF Confederation Cup Kwara United Football Club on Friday landed at the Aeroport Diori Hamani de Niamey Airport ahead of the second leg first round encounter against AS Douanes of Niger Republic The News Agency Nigeria reports that the Media Officer of the club Jimoh Bashir confirmed this in a statement He said the 33 man contingent led by the Executive Chairman of the state Sports Commission Bola Mogaji and Malam Shehu Gusau of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF arrived Niamey at about 6 25p m The team which left Nigeria at about 1 45 pm aboard an Air Cote D Ivoire Airbus had a brief stop over in Abidjan The team is lodged at Hotel Tenere in Central Niamey not too far from Stade General Senyi Kountche where the match will take place on Sunday Kwara United will go into Sunday s crucial match with a 3 0 advantage from the first leg According to the media officer the Club Chairman Kumbi Titiloye reminded the players and the technical crew to approach the match with utmost seriousness He commended Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his support to the team promising that they will scale through the Niamey hurdle NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CAF Confederation Cup: Kwara Utd arrive Niamey 
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    CAF Confederation Cup: Kwara Utd arrive Niamey 

    Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Confederation Cup, Kwara United Football Club on Friday landed at the Aeroport Diori Hamani de Niamey Airport, ahead of the second leg first round encounter against AS Douanes of Niger Republic. 

    The News Agency Nigeria reports that the Media Officer of the club, Jimoh Bashir confirmed this in a statement.

    He said the 33-man contingent, led by the Executive Chairman of the state Sports Commission, Bola Mogaji and Malam Shehu Gusau of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) arrived Niamey at about 6:25p.

    m. The team, which left Nigeria at about 1.45 pm aboard an Air Cote-D’Ivoire Airbus, had a brief stop-over in Abidjan.

    The team is lodged at Hotel Tenere in Central Niamey, not too far from Stade General Senyi Kountche, where the match will take place on Sunday.

    Kwara United will go into Sunday’s crucial match with a 3-0 advantage from the first leg.

    According to the media officer, the Club Chairman, Kumbi Titiloye reminded the players and the technical crew to approach the match with utmost seriousness. 

    He commended Kwara Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his support to the team, promising that they will scale through the Niamey hurdle.


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  •  The International Securities Services Association ISSA has appointed Mr Haruna Jalo Waziri Chief EXecutive Officer CEO of Central Securities Clearing System CSCS Nigeria to its board The company said this in a statement signed by Mr Johnson Onowugbeda Team Lead Corporate Communication CSCS on Friday in Lagos The appointment of Jalo Waziri s makes CSCS Nigeria the first African firm to join and become a member of the Board of Directors of ISSA The ISSA board includes a range of firms involved in the global securities services industry Jalo Waziri has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry He began his career at the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC In 2007 he was appointed Managing Director and CEO of United Bank of Africa UBA Stockbrokers and later UBA Asset Management He has been CEO of CSCS for almost five years and also serves as Vice President of the Africa and Middle East Depositories Association AMEDA Accepting the nomination Jalo Waziri said he was delighted to have the opportunity to contribute towards global capital market development I look forward to deepening my engagement with ISSA towards advancing its crucial role in the global securities services industry for the mutual interest of all members and more importantly the integrity and efficiency of the market CSCS joining the board is an honour for us and we are excited that Africa is duly recognised as a critical part of the global market ecosystem relevant for driving ISSA s mission to shape the future of securities services he said Phil Brown Chairman of ISSA said that CSCS was a great addition to the ISSA board bringing not only in depth knowledge of Africa but also a forward thinking and technologically advanced perspective Brown said ISSA is committed to building its brand on the continent and ensuring the relevance of its products to all market segments The presence of CSCS on the board will ensure that ISSA delivers on this commitment he said nannnews Edited Vivian Ihechu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CSCS joins ISSA’s board, appoints CEO, Haruna Jalo-Waziri as member
     The International Securities Services Association ISSA has appointed Mr Haruna Jalo Waziri Chief EXecutive Officer CEO of Central Securities Clearing System CSCS Nigeria to its board The company said this in a statement signed by Mr Johnson Onowugbeda Team Lead Corporate Communication CSCS on Friday in Lagos The appointment of Jalo Waziri s makes CSCS Nigeria the first African firm to join and become a member of the Board of Directors of ISSA The ISSA board includes a range of firms involved in the global securities services industry Jalo Waziri has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry He began his career at the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC In 2007 he was appointed Managing Director and CEO of United Bank of Africa UBA Stockbrokers and later UBA Asset Management He has been CEO of CSCS for almost five years and also serves as Vice President of the Africa and Middle East Depositories Association AMEDA Accepting the nomination Jalo Waziri said he was delighted to have the opportunity to contribute towards global capital market development I look forward to deepening my engagement with ISSA towards advancing its crucial role in the global securities services industry for the mutual interest of all members and more importantly the integrity and efficiency of the market CSCS joining the board is an honour for us and we are excited that Africa is duly recognised as a critical part of the global market ecosystem relevant for driving ISSA s mission to shape the future of securities services he said Phil Brown Chairman of ISSA said that CSCS was a great addition to the ISSA board bringing not only in depth knowledge of Africa but also a forward thinking and technologically advanced perspective Brown said ISSA is committed to building its brand on the continent and ensuring the relevance of its products to all market segments The presence of CSCS on the board will ensure that ISSA delivers on this commitment he said nannnews Edited Vivian Ihechu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CSCS joins ISSA’s board, appoints CEO, Haruna Jalo-Waziri as member
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    CSCS joins ISSA’s board, appoints CEO, Haruna Jalo-Waziri as member

    The International Securities Services Association (ISSA) has appointed Mr Haruna Jalo-Waziri, Chief EXecutive Officer (CEO) of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Nigeria, to its board.

    The company said this in a statement signed by Mr Johnson Onowugbeda, Team Lead, Corporate Communication, CSCS, on Friday in Lagos.

    The appointment of Jalo-Waziri’s makes CSCS Nigeria the first African firm to join and become a member of the Board of Directors of ISSA.

    The ISSA board includes a range of firms involved in the global securities services industry.

    Jalo-Waziri has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry.

    He began his career at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    In 2007, he was appointed Managing Director and CEO of United Bank of Africa (UBA) Stockbrokers and later UBA Asset Management.

    He has been CEO of CSCS for almost five years, and also serves as Vice President of the Africa and Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA).

    Accepting the nomination, Jalo-Waziri said he was delighted to have the opportunity to contribute towards global capital market development.

    “I look forward to deepening my engagement with ISSA towards advancing its crucial role in the global securities services industry for the mutual interest of all members, and more importantly, the integrity and efficiency of the market.

    “CSCS joining the board is an honour for us and we are excited that Africa is duly recognised as a critical part of the global market ecosystem, relevant for driving ISSA’s mission to shape the future of securities services,” he said.

    Phil Brown, Chairman of ISSA, said that CSCS was a great addition to the ISSA board, bringing not only in-depth knowledge of Africa, but also a forward-thinking and technologically advanced perspective.

    Brown said, “ISSA is committed to building its brand on the continent and ensuring the relevance of its products to all market segments.

    “The presence of CSCS on the board will ensure that ISSA delivers on this commitment.

    ” he said.

    nannnews.

    Edited  Vivian Ihechu
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  •  The MacArthur Foundation has advised Nigerian youths to be actively engaged in the 2023 general elections The Foundation Country Director Dr Kole Shettima gave the advice on Friday while delivering his keynote address at the opening of a two day Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria MWFAAN LEAD ON conference 2022 in Abuja He said that End SARS protest was really a reflection of the energy the creativity and the passion young people have for the country which could be channeled not just as protest but developmental causes The youths were able to mobilise a lot of resources resources in terms of networks people who came out and demonstrated They have shown that they can actually organise themselves Shettima said the challenge now should be that beyond the End SARS protest how could youths engage in civic public service using the same network and energies that were established How do we use those networks in order to channel it towards public service towards civil engagement And what difference can that actually have on the country and other things That for me is the most important story about End SARS itself About its own potential to be a change agent for our country he said Shettima who said that the foundation since 1989 had invested not less than 200 million dollars in Nigeria added that the foundation was committed to working in partnership with the country towards the success of 2023 general elections He listed some of the areas the foundation was working on to achieve that to include working with the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to make the elections credible engaging young people to register collect their Permanent Voter Cards PVCs and come out and vote on the day of election Shettima advised government philanthropists and developmental organisations to invest more in education healthcare system to slow down the country fertility rate as well as create economic opportunity for the youth He said that the measures were important to make Nigerian youths who constituted over 70 per cent of the country s population a demographic dividend and not a burden or disaster We are a youthful country in the sense that about 70 per cent of our population the median age is 18 1 So this is a youthful country This youthful age can be a dividend which means it can be of benefit and profitable for people or it can be a disaster for itself The line between benefit and disaster is in terms of do you invest in their education Do you invest in their health Do you slow down population growth and do you give them economic opportunities If you don t do those four things that potential benefit then can become a disaster Shettima called on everyone including the government and philanthropists and group to invest in areas that would impact the youth Those are the things that we need to do as people otherwise these our youthful population then becomes a disaster and everyone is going to suffer for it he said He commended the rate at which Nigerian youths across the world were making impact and progress in the area of sports entertainment technology development innovations civil and public space and services Shettima however advised Nigerian youths to develop passion for something developmental get soft skills get prepared for opportunities take the risk and get involved in what would have positive impact on other people s lives He said these factors were critical for them to continue to make impacts on the country and the globe The President of the MWFAAN Mr Ahmed Kazeem said that the Mandela Washington Fellowship MWF established by former President Barrack Obama in 2014 has the potential to impact on the unity and development of Nigeria Kazeem said that the fellowship provides outstanding young leaders from Sub Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U S higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home The Institute s focus on leadership and skills development in one of three tracks Business Civic Engagement or Public Management Over 500 Nigerian Fellows who have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations institutions communities and countries have passed through this Fellowship Adetola Kazeem said that theme of the conference Leading Through Adversity was carefully chosen to discuss the challenges of the pandemic and global recession and strategies young vibrant leaders needed to adopt to rise above these challenges A fellow of the Fellowship Mrs Esther Nathaniel said being a fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship had helped her to improve her life networking impacting more on people and the society Nathaniel urged young Nigerians to take advantage of the fellowship saying if you think you are a committed person compassionate coexistence deliberate person please do apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme It is one opportunity that has the tremendous capacity of blowing you up Functioning as the Communications and Marketing Secretary of the association I can tell you that the fellowship itself comes with tremendous benefits she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    MacArthur Foundation tasks youths on 2023 general elections
     The MacArthur Foundation has advised Nigerian youths to be actively engaged in the 2023 general elections The Foundation Country Director Dr Kole Shettima gave the advice on Friday while delivering his keynote address at the opening of a two day Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria MWFAAN LEAD ON conference 2022 in Abuja He said that End SARS protest was really a reflection of the energy the creativity and the passion young people have for the country which could be channeled not just as protest but developmental causes The youths were able to mobilise a lot of resources resources in terms of networks people who came out and demonstrated They have shown that they can actually organise themselves Shettima said the challenge now should be that beyond the End SARS protest how could youths engage in civic public service using the same network and energies that were established How do we use those networks in order to channel it towards public service towards civil engagement And what difference can that actually have on the country and other things That for me is the most important story about End SARS itself About its own potential to be a change agent for our country he said Shettima who said that the foundation since 1989 had invested not less than 200 million dollars in Nigeria added that the foundation was committed to working in partnership with the country towards the success of 2023 general elections He listed some of the areas the foundation was working on to achieve that to include working with the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to make the elections credible engaging young people to register collect their Permanent Voter Cards PVCs and come out and vote on the day of election Shettima advised government philanthropists and developmental organisations to invest more in education healthcare system to slow down the country fertility rate as well as create economic opportunity for the youth He said that the measures were important to make Nigerian youths who constituted over 70 per cent of the country s population a demographic dividend and not a burden or disaster We are a youthful country in the sense that about 70 per cent of our population the median age is 18 1 So this is a youthful country This youthful age can be a dividend which means it can be of benefit and profitable for people or it can be a disaster for itself The line between benefit and disaster is in terms of do you invest in their education Do you invest in their health Do you slow down population growth and do you give them economic opportunities If you don t do those four things that potential benefit then can become a disaster Shettima called on everyone including the government and philanthropists and group to invest in areas that would impact the youth Those are the things that we need to do as people otherwise these our youthful population then becomes a disaster and everyone is going to suffer for it he said He commended the rate at which Nigerian youths across the world were making impact and progress in the area of sports entertainment technology development innovations civil and public space and services Shettima however advised Nigerian youths to develop passion for something developmental get soft skills get prepared for opportunities take the risk and get involved in what would have positive impact on other people s lives He said these factors were critical for them to continue to make impacts on the country and the globe The President of the MWFAAN Mr Ahmed Kazeem said that the Mandela Washington Fellowship MWF established by former President Barrack Obama in 2014 has the potential to impact on the unity and development of Nigeria Kazeem said that the fellowship provides outstanding young leaders from Sub Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U S higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home The Institute s focus on leadership and skills development in one of three tracks Business Civic Engagement or Public Management Over 500 Nigerian Fellows who have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations institutions communities and countries have passed through this Fellowship Adetola Kazeem said that theme of the conference Leading Through Adversity was carefully chosen to discuss the challenges of the pandemic and global recession and strategies young vibrant leaders needed to adopt to rise above these challenges A fellow of the Fellowship Mrs Esther Nathaniel said being a fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship had helped her to improve her life networking impacting more on people and the society Nathaniel urged young Nigerians to take advantage of the fellowship saying if you think you are a committed person compassionate coexistence deliberate person please do apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme It is one opportunity that has the tremendous capacity of blowing you up Functioning as the Communications and Marketing Secretary of the association I can tell you that the fellowship itself comes with tremendous benefits she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    MacArthur Foundation tasks youths on 2023 general elections
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    MacArthur Foundation tasks youths on 2023 general elections

    The MacArthur Foundation has advised Nigerian youths to be actively engaged in the 2023 general elections.

    The Foundation Country Director, Dr Kole Shettima, gave the advice on Friday while delivering his keynote address at the opening of a two-day Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN) LEAD ON conference 2022, in Abuja.

    He said that End-SARS protest was really a reflection of the energy, the creativity and the passion young people have for the country, which could be channeled not just as protest but developmental causes.

    “The youths were able to mobilise a lot of resources, resources in terms of networks, people who came out and demonstrated.

    They have shown that they can actually organise themselves.

    ” Shettima said the challenge now should be that beyond the End-SARS protest, how could youths engage in civic, public service, using the same network and energies that were established.

    “How do we use those networks in order to channel it towards public service, towards civil engagement?

    And what difference can that actually have on the country and other things?

    “That for me is the most important story about End-SARS itself.

    About its own potential to be a change agent for our country,” he said.

    Shettima, who said that the foundation since 1989 had invested not less than $200 million dollars in Nigeria, added that the foundation was committed to working in partnership with the country towards the success of 2023 general elections.

    He listed some of the areas the foundation was working on to achieve that to include working with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make the elections credible, engaging young people to register, collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), and come out and vote on the day of election.

    Shettima advised government, philanthropists and developmental organisations to invest more in education, healthcare system to slow down the country fertility rate as well as create economic opportunity for the youth.

    He said that the measures were important to make Nigerian youths, who constituted over 70 per cent of the country’s population, a demographic dividend, and not a burden or disaster.

    “We are a youthful country in the sense that about 70 per cent of our population, the median age is 18.1. So, this is a youthful country.

    “This youthful age can be a dividend, which means it can be of benefit and profitable for people or it can be a disaster for itself.

    “The line between benefit and disaster is in terms of do you invest in their education?

    Do you invest in their health?

    Do you slow down population growth and do you give them economic opportunities?

    “If you don’t do those four things, that potential benefit then can become a disaster.

    ” Shettima called on everyone, including the government and philanthropists and group, to invest in areas that would impact the youth.

    “Those are the things that we need to do as people, otherwise these our youthful population then becomes a disaster and everyone is going to suffer for it,” he said.

    He commended the rate at which  Nigerian youths across the world were making impact and progress in the area of sports, entertainment, technology development, innovations, civil and public space and services.

    Shettima, however, advised Nigerian youths to develop passion for something developmental, get soft skills, get prepared for opportunities, take the risk, and get involved in what would have positive impact on other people’s lives.

    He said these factors were critical for them to continue to make impacts on the country and the globe.

    The President of the MWFAAN, Mr Ahmed Kazeem, said that the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF), established by former President Barrack Obama in 2014, has the potential to impact on the unity and development of Nigeria.

    Kazeem said that the fellowship provides outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.

    S. higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home.

    “The Institute’s focus on leadership and skills development in one of three tracks: Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management.

    “Over 500 Nigerian Fellows, who have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries have passed through this Fellowship.

    ” Adetola-Kazeem said that theme of the conference, “Leading Through Adversity”, was carefully chosen to discuss the challenges of the pandemic and global recession and strategies young vibrant leaders needed to adopt to rise above these challenges.

    A fellow of the Fellowship, Mrs Esther Nathaniel, said being a fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship had helped her to improve her life, networking, impacting more on people and the society.

    Nathaniel urged young Nigerians to take advantage of the fellowship, saying “if you think you are a committed person, compassionate, coexistence, deliberate person, please do apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme.

    “It is one opportunity that has the tremendous capacity of blowing you up.

    Functioning as the Communications and Marketing Secretary of the association, I can tell you that the fellowship itself comes with tremendous benefits,” she said.


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  •  The Federal Government says the African Aviation and Aerospace University AAAU Abuja will open for registration from Sept 26 to Nov 18 The Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika disclosed this on Friday during a media chat in his office in Abuja According to him the institution will start with B Sc Aviation Business and B Sc Meteorology and later advance to M Sc Air Transport Management in 2023 academic session These are the parts we discussed with the National Universities Commission NUC We will soon unveil the website which is www aaau edu ng However this will be available soon because we still need to conclude some steps with the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA toward activating the website Indeed it has taken a long time since 2016 We have been on it because it is rigorous exercise We need to go through it all with the Commission NUC has been very cooperative and supportive he said Sirika said the federal government would sign Memorandum of Understanding MOU hopefully on Monday with Nile University in Abuja for cooperation and partnership in running the university According to him the Accident Investigation Bureau AIB headquarters building at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport NAIA will serve as temporary headquarters for the university The minister further said that some of the lectures would also be done at Nile University Sirika stated that the federal government had given the university land allocation close to the NAIA area for its permanent campus According to him the university is going to be a hybrid university on campus and online We have the provisional approval by the NUC to continue When we satisfy all necessary conditions then we will have a permanent approval So for the startup we will be needing dormitory cafeteria laboratories and so on We will be partnering with Nile University here in Abuja he said He said establishing the university was part of the aviation roadmap to bridge the gap of well trained aviation personnel and lack of capacity in the sector by correcting inherited inefficiency According to him the institution will be dedicated to provision of a high level of management manpower to run the aviation system in Nigeria from the present to the future Also we think that it is high time the country went through Research and Development in aerospace and aviation The university will be privatised for more efficiency and more focus to address what is going wrong in our industry like lack of capacity to understand the business itself Aviation is an exact science and technology It is a very serious discipline and very dynamic in nature You need to move in speed with it There is a need for capacity and knowledge to run the business he said According to the minister there is need to advance knowledge in aviation to boost national economy to raise Gross Domestic Product GDP As for me as a minister not the government this is the most important legacy the administration will leave behind for the coming generation he said www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aviation varsity takes off Sept. 26 – FG
     The Federal Government says the African Aviation and Aerospace University AAAU Abuja will open for registration from Sept 26 to Nov 18 The Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika disclosed this on Friday during a media chat in his office in Abuja According to him the institution will start with B Sc Aviation Business and B Sc Meteorology and later advance to M Sc Air Transport Management in 2023 academic session These are the parts we discussed with the National Universities Commission NUC We will soon unveil the website which is www aaau edu ng However this will be available soon because we still need to conclude some steps with the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA toward activating the website Indeed it has taken a long time since 2016 We have been on it because it is rigorous exercise We need to go through it all with the Commission NUC has been very cooperative and supportive he said Sirika said the federal government would sign Memorandum of Understanding MOU hopefully on Monday with Nile University in Abuja for cooperation and partnership in running the university According to him the Accident Investigation Bureau AIB headquarters building at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport NAIA will serve as temporary headquarters for the university The minister further said that some of the lectures would also be done at Nile University Sirika stated that the federal government had given the university land allocation close to the NAIA area for its permanent campus According to him the university is going to be a hybrid university on campus and online We have the provisional approval by the NUC to continue When we satisfy all necessary conditions then we will have a permanent approval So for the startup we will be needing dormitory cafeteria laboratories and so on We will be partnering with Nile University here in Abuja he said He said establishing the university was part of the aviation roadmap to bridge the gap of well trained aviation personnel and lack of capacity in the sector by correcting inherited inefficiency According to him the institution will be dedicated to provision of a high level of management manpower to run the aviation system in Nigeria from the present to the future Also we think that it is high time the country went through Research and Development in aerospace and aviation The university will be privatised for more efficiency and more focus to address what is going wrong in our industry like lack of capacity to understand the business itself Aviation is an exact science and technology It is a very serious discipline and very dynamic in nature You need to move in speed with it There is a need for capacity and knowledge to run the business he said According to the minister there is need to advance knowledge in aviation to boost national economy to raise Gross Domestic Product GDP As for me as a minister not the government this is the most important legacy the administration will leave behind for the coming generation he said www NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aviation varsity takes off Sept. 26 – FG
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    Aviation varsity takes off Sept. 26 – FG

    The Federal Government says the African Aviation and Aerospace  University (AAAU), Abuja, will open for registration from Sept. 26 to Nov. 18. The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, disclosed this on Friday during a media chat in his office in Abuja.

    According to him, the institution will start with B.

    Sc Aviation Business and B.

    Sc Meteorology and later advance to M.

    Sc Air Transport Management in 2023 academic session.

    “These are the parts we discussed with the National Universities Commission (NUC).

    We will soon unveil the website, which is www.

    aaau.

    edu.

    ng.

    “However, this will be available soon because we still need to conclude some steps with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) toward activating the website.

    “Indeed, it has taken a long time since 2016. We have been on it because it is rigorous exercise.

    We need to go through it all with the Commission.

    NUC has been very cooperative and supportive,” he said.

    Sirika said the federal government would sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) hopefully on Monday with Nile University in Abuja for cooperation and partnership in running the university.

    According to him, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) headquarters building at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) will serve as temporary headquarters for the university.

    The minister further said that some of the lectures would also be done at Nile University.

    Sirika stated that the federal government had given the university land allocation close to the NAIA area for its permanent campus.

    According to him, the university is going to be a hybrid university – on campus and online.

    “We have the provisional approval by the NUC to continue.

    When we satisfy all necessary conditions, then we will have a permanent approval.

    “So, for the startup, we will be needing dormitory, cafeteria, laboratories and so on.

    We will be partnering with Nile University here in Abuja, ” he said.

    He said establishing the university was part of the aviation roadmap to bridge the gap of well-trained aviation personnel and lack of capacity in the sector by correcting inherited inefficiency.

    According to him, the institution will be dedicated to provision of a high level of management manpower to run the aviation system in Nigeria from the present to the future.

    “Also, we think that it is high time the country went through Research and Development in aerospace and aviation.

    “The university will be privatised for more efficiency and more focus to address what is going wrong in our industry like lack of capacity to understand the business itself.

    “Aviation is an exact science and technology.

    It is a very serious discipline and very dynamic in nature.

    You need to move in speed with it.

    There is a need for capacity and knowledge to run the business,” he said.

    According to the minister, there is need to advance knowledge in aviation to boost national economy to raise Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

    “As for me as a minister, not the government, this is the most important legacy the administration will leave behind for the coming generation,” he said.

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  •  The Lagos State Government and the Government of France on Friday sealed a bilateral partnership which laid the foundation for the development of e sports in Nigeria Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State and the French Ambassador to Nigeria Mrs Emmanuelle Blatmann signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU on e sports at the Lagos House Marina The MoU will enable professional e sports players in Lagos to go on real time online community and compete with players around the world to earn fortunes from the multi billion dollar industry In the bilateral agreement the French partners would be delivering a high grade online video gaming infrastructure that will afford players in Lagos to switch from being casual participants to competitive players in their games of choice across online leagues E sports are organised competitive video games played in real time and watched by millions of participants across the world There is an estimate of 42 million e sports players in Nigeria with Lagos boasting of a growing population of casual and competitive video game Sanwo Olu said that through the MoU Lagos would be unlocking opportunities for the youth who were the main players to make legitimate earnings from online gaming while creating new ways of youth engagement He said that signing the MoU is the beginning of another long lasting mutually beneficial relationship between Lagos and France According to him government is delighted to be laying the foundation for the development of the e sports industry and becoming the first city in this part of Africa to do it We are building something new fresh and organic which will grow and uplift our youths in the IT world This is the essence of this collaboration and the time is right to give our young people a new lease of life in the e sports industry Our enthusiasm is raised because aside from the money to be earned from the industry there would be skills and knowledge to be shared and transferred among our citizens taking part in the online sports Technology innovation and creativity are parts of things we are committing great investment into in order to improve youth engagement It is our belief that all the players will get to see the benefit of having this partnership between the two governments he said The governor said that e sports would also give players the opportunity to further hone their skills in information technology and deepen their knowledge and creativity He said that to effectively explore and leverage the opportunities in the industry the state government through the Lagos State Sports Commission LSSC had established the Lagos State E sports Association Sanwo Olu said that the government embarked on consensus building among all the e sports stakeholders to forge a common front in building vibrant and sustainable ecosystem It is really to ensure we can create the avenue and space for our smart and intelligent young people to tap into opportunities in the tech driven industry and deepen their learning through engagement with their peers across the world he said Blatmann said that the MoU contained the actions and policy roadmap that would strengthen e sports in the country stating that Lagos became the first city to be partnered by the French Government in Africa The envoy said that the partnership would propel and redefine engagement with growing number of youth gamers pledging that French investors were ready to build the industry with their Nigerian counterpart The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development Mr Segun Dawodu said that the journey to seal the partnership started over a year ago Dawodu said that the state government would work with the partners to regulate the online gaming industry and make it efficient A top e sports player and popular Hip hop artiste Sidney Esiri Dr SID described the partnership as right step Esiri said that e sport was becoming a new mainstay among the youth to earn legitimate money and commended Lagos Government and France for initiating the partnership to make the industry viable NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos signs MoU with France on e-sports
     The Lagos State Government and the Government of France on Friday sealed a bilateral partnership which laid the foundation for the development of e sports in Nigeria Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State and the French Ambassador to Nigeria Mrs Emmanuelle Blatmann signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU on e sports at the Lagos House Marina The MoU will enable professional e sports players in Lagos to go on real time online community and compete with players around the world to earn fortunes from the multi billion dollar industry In the bilateral agreement the French partners would be delivering a high grade online video gaming infrastructure that will afford players in Lagos to switch from being casual participants to competitive players in their games of choice across online leagues E sports are organised competitive video games played in real time and watched by millions of participants across the world There is an estimate of 42 million e sports players in Nigeria with Lagos boasting of a growing population of casual and competitive video game Sanwo Olu said that through the MoU Lagos would be unlocking opportunities for the youth who were the main players to make legitimate earnings from online gaming while creating new ways of youth engagement He said that signing the MoU is the beginning of another long lasting mutually beneficial relationship between Lagos and France According to him government is delighted to be laying the foundation for the development of the e sports industry and becoming the first city in this part of Africa to do it We are building something new fresh and organic which will grow and uplift our youths in the IT world This is the essence of this collaboration and the time is right to give our young people a new lease of life in the e sports industry Our enthusiasm is raised because aside from the money to be earned from the industry there would be skills and knowledge to be shared and transferred among our citizens taking part in the online sports Technology innovation and creativity are parts of things we are committing great investment into in order to improve youth engagement It is our belief that all the players will get to see the benefit of having this partnership between the two governments he said The governor said that e sports would also give players the opportunity to further hone their skills in information technology and deepen their knowledge and creativity He said that to effectively explore and leverage the opportunities in the industry the state government through the Lagos State Sports Commission LSSC had established the Lagos State E sports Association Sanwo Olu said that the government embarked on consensus building among all the e sports stakeholders to forge a common front in building vibrant and sustainable ecosystem It is really to ensure we can create the avenue and space for our smart and intelligent young people to tap into opportunities in the tech driven industry and deepen their learning through engagement with their peers across the world he said Blatmann said that the MoU contained the actions and policy roadmap that would strengthen e sports in the country stating that Lagos became the first city to be partnered by the French Government in Africa The envoy said that the partnership would propel and redefine engagement with growing number of youth gamers pledging that French investors were ready to build the industry with their Nigerian counterpart The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development Mr Segun Dawodu said that the journey to seal the partnership started over a year ago Dawodu said that the state government would work with the partners to regulate the online gaming industry and make it efficient A top e sports player and popular Hip hop artiste Sidney Esiri Dr SID described the partnership as right step Esiri said that e sport was becoming a new mainstay among the youth to earn legitimate money and commended Lagos Government and France for initiating the partnership to make the industry viable NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos signs MoU with France on e-sports
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    Lagos signs MoU with France on e-sports

    The Lagos State Government and the Government of France on Friday sealed a bilateral partnership which laid the foundation for the development of e-sports in Nigeria.

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs Emmanuelle Blatmann, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on e-sports at the Lagos House, Marina.

    The MoU will enable professional e-sports players in Lagos to go on real time online community and compete with players around the world to earn fortunes from the multi-billion dollar industry.

    In the bilateral agreement, the French partners would be delivering a high-grade online video gaming infrastructure that will afford players in Lagos to switch from being casual participants to competitive players in their games of choice across online leagues.

    E-sports are organised competitive video games played in real time and watched by millions of participants across the world.

    There is an estimate of 42 million e-sports players in Nigeria, with Lagos boasting of a growing population of casual and competitive video game  Sanwo-Olu said that through the MoU, Lagos would be unlocking opportunities for the youth, who were the main players, to make legitimate earnings from online gaming, while creating new ways of youth engagement.

    He said that signing the MoU is the beginning of another long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationship between Lagos and France.

    According to him, government is delighted to be laying the foundation for the development of the e-sports industry and becoming the first city in this part of Africa to do it.

    ”We are building something new, fresh and organic which will grow and uplift our youths in the IT world.

    ”This is the essence of this collaboration and the time is right to give our young people a new lease of life in the e-sports industry.

    ”Our enthusiasm is raised because, aside from the money to be earned from the industry, there would be skills and knowledge to be shared and transferred among our citizens taking part in the online sports.

    ”Technology, innovation and creativity are parts of things we are committing great investment into, in order to improve youth engagement.

    ”It is our belief that all the players will get to see the benefit of having this partnership between the two governments,” he said.

    The governor said that e-sports would also give players the opportunity to further hone their skills in information technology and deepen their knowledge and creativity.

    He said that to effectively explore and leverage the opportunities in the industry, the state government, through the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), had established the Lagos State E-sports Association.

    Sanwo-Olu said that the government embarked on consensus building among all the e-sports stakeholders to forge a common front in building vibrant and sustainable ecosystem.

    ”It is really to ensure we can create the avenue and space for our smart and intelligent young people to tap into opportunities in the tech-driven industry and deepen their learning through engagement with their peers across the world,” he said.

    Blatmann said that the MoU contained the actions and policy roadmap that would strengthen e-sports in the country, stating that Lagos became the first city to be partnered by the French Government in Africa.

    The envoy said that the partnership would propel and redefine engagement with growing number of youth gamers, pledging that French investors were ready to build the industry with their Nigerian counterpart.

    The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr Segun Dawodu, said that the journey to seal the partnership started over a year ago.

    Dawodu said that the state government would work with the partners to regulate the online gaming industry and make it efficient.

    A top e-sports player and popular Hip-hop artiste, Sidney Esiri (Dr. SID), described the partnership as ”right step”.

    Esiri said that e-sport was becoming a new mainstay among the youth to earn legitimate money and commended Lagos Government and France for initiating the partnership to make the industry viable.


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  •  Endeavor Nigeria a non profit organisation has announced the appointment of Mrs Tokunboh Ishmael Managing Director and Co Founder of Alitheia Capital to its Board of Directors Ms Tosin Faniro Dada Managing Executive Officer of Endeavor Nigeria made the announcement at a media briefing on Friday in Lagos She described Ishmael as an impact investor with over 20 years of experience spanning investment banking private equity investing technology and business development in Africa Europe and North America Faniro Dada said we are thrilled to welcome Mrs Tokunboh Ishmael to the board of Endeavor in Nigeria She is an inspiration to the digital ecosystem and we are certain she will add tremendous value as well as a unique perspective to the team with her over 20 years of experience in private equity and venture capital in Africa Ishmael will join Endeavor Nigeria s board members which include Atedo Peterside Board Chairman Endeavor Nigeria and President and Founder Anap Foundation Bolaji Balogun Board Vice Chairman Endeavor Nigeria and CEO Chapel hill Denham among others She also announced that Endeavor Nigeria planned to hold a catalysing conversation at the Federal Palace Hotel on Sept 22 with over 250 business leaders in Nigeria entrepreneurs and top government officials in attendance She said the catalysing conversation which would be the fourth in the series was the organisation s annual scale up entrepreneurship summit According to her the hybrid event will have Building Big Bubbles Investing in the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs as theme She described big bubbles are successful entrepreneurs who invested their time and resources including capital in the next generation of entrepreneurs She said we are already seeing a few big bubbles in our market today like Mitchell Elegbe from Interswitch Tayo Oviosu from Paga Gbenga Agboola from Flutterwave and Odun Eweniyi from Piggyvest These entrepreneurs are investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs in our ecosystem Faniro Dada said the conversations would focus on themes of innovation high growth company dynamics high impact entrepreneurship the journey from startup to unicorn financial freedom and the transformational power of technology The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Endeavor Nigeria was launched in 2018 and supports best founders of companies at the scale up and growth stage NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Endeavor Nigeria appoints Tokunboh Ishmael new board member
     Endeavor Nigeria a non profit organisation has announced the appointment of Mrs Tokunboh Ishmael Managing Director and Co Founder of Alitheia Capital to its Board of Directors Ms Tosin Faniro Dada Managing Executive Officer of Endeavor Nigeria made the announcement at a media briefing on Friday in Lagos She described Ishmael as an impact investor with over 20 years of experience spanning investment banking private equity investing technology and business development in Africa Europe and North America Faniro Dada said we are thrilled to welcome Mrs Tokunboh Ishmael to the board of Endeavor in Nigeria She is an inspiration to the digital ecosystem and we are certain she will add tremendous value as well as a unique perspective to the team with her over 20 years of experience in private equity and venture capital in Africa Ishmael will join Endeavor Nigeria s board members which include Atedo Peterside Board Chairman Endeavor Nigeria and President and Founder Anap Foundation Bolaji Balogun Board Vice Chairman Endeavor Nigeria and CEO Chapel hill Denham among others She also announced that Endeavor Nigeria planned to hold a catalysing conversation at the Federal Palace Hotel on Sept 22 with over 250 business leaders in Nigeria entrepreneurs and top government officials in attendance She said the catalysing conversation which would be the fourth in the series was the organisation s annual scale up entrepreneurship summit According to her the hybrid event will have Building Big Bubbles Investing in the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs as theme She described big bubbles are successful entrepreneurs who invested their time and resources including capital in the next generation of entrepreneurs She said we are already seeing a few big bubbles in our market today like Mitchell Elegbe from Interswitch Tayo Oviosu from Paga Gbenga Agboola from Flutterwave and Odun Eweniyi from Piggyvest These entrepreneurs are investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs in our ecosystem Faniro Dada said the conversations would focus on themes of innovation high growth company dynamics high impact entrepreneurship the journey from startup to unicorn financial freedom and the transformational power of technology The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Endeavor Nigeria was launched in 2018 and supports best founders of companies at the scale up and growth stage NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Endeavor Nigeria appoints Tokunboh Ishmael new board member
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    Endeavor Nigeria appoints Tokunboh Ishmael new board member

    Endeavor Nigeria, a non-profit organisation, has announced the appointment of Mrs Tokunboh Ishmael, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Alitheia Capital, to its Board of Directors.

    Ms Tosin Faniro-Dada, Managing Executive Officer of Endeavor Nigeria, made the announcement at a media briefing on Friday, in Lagos.

    She described Ishmael as an impact investor with over 20 years of experience, spanning investment banking, private equity investing, technology and business development in Africa, Europe and North America.

    Faniro-Dada said, “we are thrilled to welcome Mrs Tokunboh Ishmael to the board of Endeavor in Nigeria.

    “She is an inspiration to the digital ecosystem, and we are certain she will add tremendous value as well as a unique perspective to the team with her over 20 years of experience in private equity and venture capital in Africa.

    “Ishmael will join Endeavor Nigeria’s board members, which include Atedo Peterside, Board Chairman, Endeavor Nigeria and President and Founder, Anap Foundation, Bolaji Balogun, Board Vice-Chairman, Endeavor Nigeria and CEO, Chapel hill Denham, among others.

    ” She also announced that Endeavor Nigeria planned to hold a catalysing conversation at the Federal Palace Hotel, on Sept. 22, with over 250 business leaders in Nigeria, entrepreneurs and top government officials in attendance.

    She said the catalysing conversation, which would be the fourth in the series, was the organisation’s annual scale up entrepreneurship summit.

    According to her, the hybrid event will have, “Building Big Bubbles: Investing in the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs,” as theme.

    She described ‘big bubbles’ are successful entrepreneurs who invested their time and resources including capital in the next generation of entrepreneurs.

    She said, “we are already seeing a few big bubbles in our market today like Mitchell Elegbe from Interswitch, Tayo Oviosu from Paga, Gbenga Agboola from Flutterwave, and Odun Eweniyi from Piggyvest.

    “These entrepreneurs are investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs in our ecosystem.

    ” Faniro-Dada said the conversations would focus on themes of innovation, high-growth company dynamics, high-impact entrepreneurship, the journey from startup to unicorn, financial freedom, and the transformational power of technology.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Endeavor Nigeria was launched in 2018, and supports best founders of companies at the scale-up and growth stage.


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  •  Yiaga Africa an international NGO has called on youths to actively participate in politics and prepare themselves for leadership positions in the country The Director of Programmes Yiaga Africa Cynthia Mbamalu made the call at a four day Community Organising Training COT for women on Friday in Sokoto Mbamalu urged youths to ensure that they fully engaged their communities by supporting young candidates and mobilising people to participate in the 2023 general elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training was organised by Yiaga Africa in collaboration with UK Aid from the support of Foreign Commonwealth Development Office FCDO It was aimed at building a generation of young leaders who will help to increase youth participation and votes during elections in the state According to her the idea of the COT is to build young civic actors and political leaders especially in the pre election phase toward the general elections She noted that investing in youth leadership would help them in mobilising their peers to participate in election peacefully The director explained that within seven days more than 350 women category applications were received for activity in Sokoto state indicating increased awareness to participate in politics at present Mbamalu said the participants were expected to go back to their communities after the training to bring about a sociopolitical change by supporting young candidates and youths to vote She said 40 women participants were selected in Sokoto state while similar activity was conducted for men adding that no fewer that 300 young women and men would be empowered through the programme across the country Young people play a vital role in our political space Young people constitute the largest population Participants are members of civic society and political parties in Sokoto state with requisite political organizing advocacy skills needed to increased youth and women participation toward 2023 elections The training combines the theory and practice of organising in building the capacity of young activists youth organizations and young leaders Mbamalu said A Facilitator Mr Ibrahim Faruk said young people constituted the higher percentage of voters but mostly not engaged and not voting This means the numerical strength is not transforming into political power to influence the outcome We want to build on that vibrancy within the youth population in Lagos to actually begin to support that process that gets them to start coming out to vote Faruk said Dr Murtala Ladan from the Political Science Department of Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto cautioned youths against the sense of entitlement and intellectual laziness but encouraged them to strive toward acquiring knowledge Ladan said when like minded people come together with one goal in mind adding their little contributions they would be able to overcome the obstacles confronting them He stressed that working toward impacting the society would not have to be in big issue rather than milder that can be afforded in the communities Democracy is much more than a form of government it s about a society how we organise ourselves for a social change he said He further lamented on the role of money in the election process saying that it prevented those with the right mindset and capacity from getting involved A participant Khadija Ali described the training as important as men dominated politicking and political environments deprived women opportunities Ali said she was involved into politics and the training would make great impacts on ways to mobilize our peers and all categories of women into politics advocacy and self reliance Another participants Geogina Ijach said the training would enriched them on struggle to mobilize other women to understand thier positions capacity and opportunities in the society NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Yiaga Africa advocates increased women participation in politics, grassroot mobilisation
     Yiaga Africa an international NGO has called on youths to actively participate in politics and prepare themselves for leadership positions in the country The Director of Programmes Yiaga Africa Cynthia Mbamalu made the call at a four day Community Organising Training COT for women on Friday in Sokoto Mbamalu urged youths to ensure that they fully engaged their communities by supporting young candidates and mobilising people to participate in the 2023 general elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training was organised by Yiaga Africa in collaboration with UK Aid from the support of Foreign Commonwealth Development Office FCDO It was aimed at building a generation of young leaders who will help to increase youth participation and votes during elections in the state According to her the idea of the COT is to build young civic actors and political leaders especially in the pre election phase toward the general elections She noted that investing in youth leadership would help them in mobilising their peers to participate in election peacefully The director explained that within seven days more than 350 women category applications were received for activity in Sokoto state indicating increased awareness to participate in politics at present Mbamalu said the participants were expected to go back to their communities after the training to bring about a sociopolitical change by supporting young candidates and youths to vote She said 40 women participants were selected in Sokoto state while similar activity was conducted for men adding that no fewer that 300 young women and men would be empowered through the programme across the country Young people play a vital role in our political space Young people constitute the largest population Participants are members of civic society and political parties in Sokoto state with requisite political organizing advocacy skills needed to increased youth and women participation toward 2023 elections The training combines the theory and practice of organising in building the capacity of young activists youth organizations and young leaders Mbamalu said A Facilitator Mr Ibrahim Faruk said young people constituted the higher percentage of voters but mostly not engaged and not voting This means the numerical strength is not transforming into political power to influence the outcome We want to build on that vibrancy within the youth population in Lagos to actually begin to support that process that gets them to start coming out to vote Faruk said Dr Murtala Ladan from the Political Science Department of Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto cautioned youths against the sense of entitlement and intellectual laziness but encouraged them to strive toward acquiring knowledge Ladan said when like minded people come together with one goal in mind adding their little contributions they would be able to overcome the obstacles confronting them He stressed that working toward impacting the society would not have to be in big issue rather than milder that can be afforded in the communities Democracy is much more than a form of government it s about a society how we organise ourselves for a social change he said He further lamented on the role of money in the election process saying that it prevented those with the right mindset and capacity from getting involved A participant Khadija Ali described the training as important as men dominated politicking and political environments deprived women opportunities Ali said she was involved into politics and the training would make great impacts on ways to mobilize our peers and all categories of women into politics advocacy and self reliance Another participants Geogina Ijach said the training would enriched them on struggle to mobilize other women to understand thier positions capacity and opportunities in the society NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Yiaga Africa advocates increased women participation in politics, grassroot mobilisation
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    Yiaga Africa advocates increased women participation in politics, grassroot mobilisation

    Yiaga Africa, an international NGO, has called on youths to actively participate in politics and prepare themselves for leadership positions in the country.

    The Director of Programmes, Yiaga Africa, Cynthia Mbamalu, made the call at a four-day Community Organising Training (COT) for women on Friday in Sokoto.

    Mbamalu urged youths to ensure that they fully engaged their communities by supporting young candidates and mobilising people to participate in the 2023 general elections.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training was organised by Yiaga Africa in collaboration with UK Aid from the support of Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO).

    It was aimed at building a generation of young leaders who will help to increase youth participation and votes during elections in the state.

    According to her, the idea of the COT is to build young civic actors and political leaders especially in the pre-election phase toward the general elections.

    She noted that investing in youth leadership would help them in mobilising their peers to participate in election peacefully.

    The director explained that within seven days, more than 350 women category applications were received for activity in Sokoto state, indicating increased awareness to participate in politics at present.

    Mbamalu said the participants were expected to go back to their communities, after the training, to bring about a sociopolitical change by supporting young candidates and youths to vote.

    She said 40 women participants were selected in Sokoto state while similar activity was conducted for men adding that no fewer that 300 young women and men would be empowered through the programme across the country.

    “ Young people play a vital role in our political space.

    Young people constitute the largest population.

    ” Participants are members of civic society and political parties in Sokoto state with requisite political organizing advocacy skills needed to increased youth and women participation toward 2023 elections.

    ” The training combines the theory and practice of organising in building the capacity of young activists, youth organizations and young leaders.

    ” Mbamalu said.

    A Facilitator, Mr Ibrahim Faruk, said young people constituted the higher percentage of voters but mostly not engaged and not voting.

    “This means the numerical strength is not transforming into political power to influence the outcome.

    “ We want to build on that vibrancy within the youth population in Lagos to actually begin to support that process that gets them to start coming out to vote,” Faruk said.

    Dr Murtala Ladan, from the Political Science Department of Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, cautioned youths against the sense of entitlement and intellectual laziness but encouraged them to strive toward acquiring knowledge.

    Ladan said when like-minded people come together with one goal in mind, adding their little contributions, they would be able to overcome the obstacles confronting them.

    He stressed that working toward impacting the society would not have to be in big issue rather than milder that can be afforded in the communities.

    “ Democracy is much more than a form of government, it’s about a society; how we organise ourselves for a social change,” he said.

    He further lamented on the role of money in the election process, saying that it prevented those with the right mindset and capacity from getting involved.

    A participant, Khadija Ali, described the training as important as men dominated politicking and political environments deprived women opportunities.

    Ali said she was involved into politics and the training would make great impacts on ways to mobilize our peers and all categories of women into politics, advocacy and self reliance.

    Another participants, Geogina Ijach, said the training would enriched them on struggle to mobilize other women to understand thier positions, capacity and opportunities in the society.  


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