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  •  A technology enthusiast Mrs Roseline Ilori on Thursday called for remodelling of the Nigerian educational curriculum across levels to accommodate the practical aspects of technology to engender early exposure to the nitty gritty of technology and innovation Ilori also the Chief Executive Officer CEO Bridge 57 made the call at a media roundtable in Lagos She said that the call to expose encourage and sensitise the Nigerian child through the educational system from a tender age was due to massive economic potential of technology and its abilities to solve almost every problem across sectors Ilori urged government at all levels to invest in the technology education not just software development but in robotics artificial intelligence bio medicine voice biometric and a host of other technology spectrums According to her such investments will also shore up manufacturing competitiveness via authentication and traceability of goods and services improve physical security and cyber security among others Ilori said that government need to be involved to make the Nigerian technology environment more friendly seeing that the growth and young people s interest in technology was massive She added that Nigerian technology experts were the most sought after in developed economies and the relocation syndrome had taken up to half of the technology brains the country possessed In our universities a lot is going on technologically that the government can take advantage of but they must first invest enormous resources right from the universities to open the minds of students to the practical aspects of technology Technology as of today is beyond computers and smart phone as it encompasses a whole lot which if youths are properly exposed to practically can yield massive economic potential and gains for the country We must therefore rework the curriculum to accommodate technology innovation and robotics beyond the surface use of computers More practical approach that is relatable to real life more than the abstract classes the Nigerian child is used to is what is needed to open up their minds to the endless possibilities of technology she said Ilori however said that government funding upon disbursement must be put to good use to secure the future of technology and educate more persons that were willing to use their intelligence for the development of the nation She charged young girls with interest in the technology industry perceived to be a male dominant industry to take the bulls by the horn even if they might be few in number and assert their competencies and capabilities Funding is key and the cash flow is the blood of any business and this is necessary to build start ups that are innovation driven The Japa Syndrome has been a major challenge affecting our human capital potential hence the need to grow more of these professionals internally so that when some leave many more would be around to keep the country going The ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU s strike is a big discouragement to the technology education system Funding partnership in technology in Nigerian universities need to be scaled up she said Ilori reiterated the Bridge57 s commitment to organising workshops using innovative practices methodology and tools to improve the Nigerian technology environment NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Expert calls for remodelling of educational curriculum to accommodate technology practicals
     A technology enthusiast Mrs Roseline Ilori on Thursday called for remodelling of the Nigerian educational curriculum across levels to accommodate the practical aspects of technology to engender early exposure to the nitty gritty of technology and innovation Ilori also the Chief Executive Officer CEO Bridge 57 made the call at a media roundtable in Lagos She said that the call to expose encourage and sensitise the Nigerian child through the educational system from a tender age was due to massive economic potential of technology and its abilities to solve almost every problem across sectors Ilori urged government at all levels to invest in the technology education not just software development but in robotics artificial intelligence bio medicine voice biometric and a host of other technology spectrums According to her such investments will also shore up manufacturing competitiveness via authentication and traceability of goods and services improve physical security and cyber security among others Ilori said that government need to be involved to make the Nigerian technology environment more friendly seeing that the growth and young people s interest in technology was massive She added that Nigerian technology experts were the most sought after in developed economies and the relocation syndrome had taken up to half of the technology brains the country possessed In our universities a lot is going on technologically that the government can take advantage of but they must first invest enormous resources right from the universities to open the minds of students to the practical aspects of technology Technology as of today is beyond computers and smart phone as it encompasses a whole lot which if youths are properly exposed to practically can yield massive economic potential and gains for the country We must therefore rework the curriculum to accommodate technology innovation and robotics beyond the surface use of computers More practical approach that is relatable to real life more than the abstract classes the Nigerian child is used to is what is needed to open up their minds to the endless possibilities of technology she said Ilori however said that government funding upon disbursement must be put to good use to secure the future of technology and educate more persons that were willing to use their intelligence for the development of the nation She charged young girls with interest in the technology industry perceived to be a male dominant industry to take the bulls by the horn even if they might be few in number and assert their competencies and capabilities Funding is key and the cash flow is the blood of any business and this is necessary to build start ups that are innovation driven The Japa Syndrome has been a major challenge affecting our human capital potential hence the need to grow more of these professionals internally so that when some leave many more would be around to keep the country going The ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU s strike is a big discouragement to the technology education system Funding partnership in technology in Nigerian universities need to be scaled up she said Ilori reiterated the Bridge57 s commitment to organising workshops using innovative practices methodology and tools to improve the Nigerian technology environment NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Expert calls for remodelling of educational curriculum to accommodate technology practicals
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    Expert calls for remodelling of educational curriculum to accommodate technology practicals

    A technology enthusiast, Mrs Roseline Ilori, on Thursday called for remodelling of the Nigerian educational curriculum across levels to accommodate the practical aspects of technology to engender early exposure to the nitty gritty of technology and innovation.

    Ilori, also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bridge 57, made the call at a media roundtable in Lagos.

    She said that the call to expose, encourage and sensitise the Nigerian child through the educational system from a tender age, was due to massive economic potential of technology and its abilities to solve almost every problem across sectors.

    Ilori urged government at all levels to invest in the technology education; not just software development, but in robotics, artificial intelligence, bio-medicine, voice biometric and a host of other technology spectrums.

    According to her, such investments will also shore up manufacturing competitiveness via authentication and traceability of goods and services, improve physical security and cyber security, among others.

    Ilori said that government need to be involved to make the Nigerian technology environment more friendly, seeing that the growth and young people’s interest in technology was massive.

    She added that Nigerian technology experts were the most sought after in developed economies and the relocation syndrome had taken up to half of the technology brains the country possessed.

    “In our universities, a lot is going on technologically that the government can take advantage of, but they must first invest enormous resources right from the universities to open the minds of students to the practical aspects of technology.

    “Technology as of today is beyond computers and smart phone as it encompasses a whole lot which if youths are properly exposed to practically can yield massive economic potential and gains for the country.

    “We must, therefore, rework the curriculum to accommodate technology, innovation and robotics beyond the surface use of computers.

    “More practical approach that is relatable to real life more than the abstract classes the Nigerian child is used to is what is needed to open up their minds to the endless possibilities of technology,” she said.

    Ilori, however, said that government funding upon disbursement must be put to good use to secure the future of technology and educate more persons that were willing to use their intelligence for the development of the nation.

    She charged young girls with interest in the technology industry, perceived to be a male dominant industry, to take the bulls by the horn, even if they might be few in number and assert their competencies and capabilities.

    “Funding is key and the cash flow is the blood of any business and this is necessary to build start ups that are innovation-driven.

    “The ‘Japa Syndrome’ has been a major challenge affecting our human capital potential, hence, the need to grow more of these professionals internally so that when some leave, many more would be around to keep the country going.

    “The ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)’s strike is a big discouragement to the technology education system.

    “Funding partnership in technology in Nigerian universities need to be scaled up,” she said.

    Ilori reiterated the Bridge57’s commitment to organising workshops, using innovative practices, methodology and tools to improve the Nigerian technology environment.


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  •  Convener of The Entrepreneurs Network of Nigeria Mr Ahmad Lawal says teaching profession remains the best of human endeavours Lawal who is a former teacher and founder of Lahmad Concepts said this in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin while felicitating with Nigerian teachers on this year s World Teachers Day He joined other organisations and bodies to celebrate teachers all over the world describing them builders of nations The Chief Executive Officer CEO of Hairsense who started his career as a teacher said he was happy to had produced students who are now in the army business and in the civil service Lawal4 said Nigeria can build a strong nation by giving priority to the teaching profession He urged teachers to always maintain the nobility of the profession and to develop themselves so that they can impact more on their students Lawal explained that if teachers are giving required attention it would go a long way in addressing insecurity in the country He urged the Federal Government to ensure more Nigerians are giving opportunity to go to school NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Teachers’ Day: Expert says teaching remains best endeavour
     Convener of The Entrepreneurs Network of Nigeria Mr Ahmad Lawal says teaching profession remains the best of human endeavours Lawal who is a former teacher and founder of Lahmad Concepts said this in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin while felicitating with Nigerian teachers on this year s World Teachers Day He joined other organisations and bodies to celebrate teachers all over the world describing them builders of nations The Chief Executive Officer CEO of Hairsense who started his career as a teacher said he was happy to had produced students who are now in the army business and in the civil service Lawal4 said Nigeria can build a strong nation by giving priority to the teaching profession He urged teachers to always maintain the nobility of the profession and to develop themselves so that they can impact more on their students Lawal explained that if teachers are giving required attention it would go a long way in addressing insecurity in the country He urged the Federal Government to ensure more Nigerians are giving opportunity to go to school NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Teachers’ Day: Expert says teaching remains best endeavour
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    Teachers’ Day: Expert says teaching remains best endeavour

    Convener of The Entrepreneurs Network of Nigeria, Mr Ahmad Lawal, says teaching profession remains the best of human endeavours.

    Lawal, who is a former teacher and founder of Lahmad Concepts, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin while felicitating with Nigerian teachers on this year’s World Teachers’ Day. He joined other organisations and bodies to celebrate teachers all over the world, describing them builders of nations.

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hairsense, who started his career as a teacher, said he was happy to had produced students who are now in the army, business and in the civil service.

    Lawal4 said Nigeria can build a strong nation by giving priority to the teaching profession.

    He urged teachers to always maintain the nobility of the profession and to develop themselves so that they can impact more on their students.

    Lawal explained that if teachers are giving required attention, it would go a long way in addressing insecurity in the country.

    He urged the Federal Government to ensure more Nigerians are giving opportunity to go to school.


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  •  The Nigerian Economic Summit Group NESG has sought for increased participation of women in politics and agricultural sector to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in the country Dr Osasiyi Dirisu Deputy Director on Policy Innovation Centre NESG made this known on Wednesday at a press conference on the maiden edition of the Policy Innovation Centre PIC Gender and Inclusion Summit GS 22 in Abuja Dirisu said involvement of women in political sphere and the agricultural sector would aide in achieving the SDGs and promote gender inclusion She said the forthcoming summit in Nov 16 would provide a platform to explore transformative ways to improve inclusion equity and foster gender responsive governance in the country We recognise that women are underrepresented in politics and we have dedicated a whole track to ensure that conversation is in the summit she said She maintained that for women to engage meaningfully in politics there was need for mental mindset shift remove barriers affecting them and proffer support to promote their political participation What we are going to do is begin to have those conversations identify where the barriers are and then work closely because you see sometimes we do programming without evidence and that is why those programmes fail So what is the evidence around what is keeping them from engaging within the political system We need to begin to identify that put it together look at what policy strategies can help That is why one of our goals is improving gender responsive governance if we don t have that in place we cannot build on that foundation or begin to talk about political participation of women in politics she said Also Mr Laoye Jaiyeola the group s Chief Executive Officer CEO said women were disproportionately affected by unequal treatment on the basis of gender Jaiyeola attributed the low involvement of women in agriculture to inadequate funding and support The fact of the case is that when it comes to all the value addition and all the things that have much more announcements and ratings women are not involved This is because assess to finances is not there and a couple of others So as a nation if we really boost the involvement of gender and make it become more inclusive it will show that this economy is going to do a lot better for all of us he said He however commended the Nigerian government for implementing policies such as the National gender Policy National Gender Action Plan NGAP aimed at improving gender inclusion The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forthcoming summit with a theme Connecting the dots for a gender inclusive society scheduled in Nov 16 has 18 tracks revolving around gender inclusion www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group seeks increased women participation in politics, agriculture
     The Nigerian Economic Summit Group NESG has sought for increased participation of women in politics and agricultural sector to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in the country Dr Osasiyi Dirisu Deputy Director on Policy Innovation Centre NESG made this known on Wednesday at a press conference on the maiden edition of the Policy Innovation Centre PIC Gender and Inclusion Summit GS 22 in Abuja Dirisu said involvement of women in political sphere and the agricultural sector would aide in achieving the SDGs and promote gender inclusion She said the forthcoming summit in Nov 16 would provide a platform to explore transformative ways to improve inclusion equity and foster gender responsive governance in the country We recognise that women are underrepresented in politics and we have dedicated a whole track to ensure that conversation is in the summit she said She maintained that for women to engage meaningfully in politics there was need for mental mindset shift remove barriers affecting them and proffer support to promote their political participation What we are going to do is begin to have those conversations identify where the barriers are and then work closely because you see sometimes we do programming without evidence and that is why those programmes fail So what is the evidence around what is keeping them from engaging within the political system We need to begin to identify that put it together look at what policy strategies can help That is why one of our goals is improving gender responsive governance if we don t have that in place we cannot build on that foundation or begin to talk about political participation of women in politics she said Also Mr Laoye Jaiyeola the group s Chief Executive Officer CEO said women were disproportionately affected by unequal treatment on the basis of gender Jaiyeola attributed the low involvement of women in agriculture to inadequate funding and support The fact of the case is that when it comes to all the value addition and all the things that have much more announcements and ratings women are not involved This is because assess to finances is not there and a couple of others So as a nation if we really boost the involvement of gender and make it become more inclusive it will show that this economy is going to do a lot better for all of us he said He however commended the Nigerian government for implementing policies such as the National gender Policy National Gender Action Plan NGAP aimed at improving gender inclusion The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forthcoming summit with a theme Connecting the dots for a gender inclusive society scheduled in Nov 16 has 18 tracks revolving around gender inclusion www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group seeks increased women participation in politics, agriculture
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    Group seeks increased women participation in politics, agriculture

    The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), has sought for increased participation of women in politics and agricultural sector to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.

    Dr Osasiyi Dirisu, Deputy Director on Policy Innovation Centre, NESG, made this known on Wednesday at a press conference on the maiden edition of the Policy Innovation Centre (PIC) Gender and Inclusion Summit (GS-22) in Abuja.

    Dirisu said involvement of women in political sphere and the agricultural sector would aide in achieving the SDGs and promote gender inclusion.

    She said the forthcoming summit in Nov. 16 would provide a platform to explore transformative ways to improve inclusion, equity and foster gender responsive governance in the country.

    “We recognise that women are underrepresented in politics and we have dedicated a whole track to ensure that conversation is in the summit,’’ she said.

    She maintained that for women to engage meaningfully in politics there was need for mental mindset shift, remove barriers affecting them and proffer support to promote their political participation.

    “What we are going to do is begin to have those conversations, identify where the barriers are and then work closely because you see, sometimes we do programming without evidence and that is why those programmes fail.

    “So what is the evidence around what is keeping them from engaging within the political system?

    We need to begin to identify that, put it together, look at what policy strategies can help.

    “That is why one of our goals is improving gender responsive governance, if we don’t have that in place, we cannot build on that foundation, or begin to talk about political participation of women in politics,” she said.

    Also, Mr Laoye Jaiyeola, the group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said women were disproportionately affected by unequal treatment on the basis of gender.

    Jaiyeola attributed the low involvement of women in agriculture to inadequate funding and support.

    “The fact of the case is that when it comes to all the value addition and all the things that have much more announcements and ratings, women are not involved.

    “This is because assess to finances is not there and a couple of others.

    “So as a nation, if we really boost the involvement of gender and make it become more inclusive, it will show that this economy is going to do a lot better for all of us,” he said He, however, commended the Nigerian government for implementing policies such as the National gender Policy, National Gender Action Plan (NGAP) aimed at improving gender inclusion.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the forthcoming summit, with a theme, “Connecting the dots for a gender inclusive society,” scheduled in Nov. 16 has 18 tracks revolving around gender inclusion.

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  •  The Nigerian Export Promotion Council NEPC has expressed its commitment to consolidating prospects potential and opportunities of the shea sector for export growth Dr Ezra Yakusak the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer CEO of NEPC said this at the strategic conference and official inauguration of Shea Export Development Programme 2022 2025 on Wednesday in Abuja Yakusak described the programme as one of NEPC s collaboration with Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries CBI Netherlands on value chain development of priority non oil export products According to him the earlier partnerships with CBI is on Export Market Development Programme for SMEs exporters in three value chains Cocoa Cashew and Sesame and also the on going Nigeria Sustainability Ginger Programme 2021 2025 He said that the inauguration of the Shea project was in line with the Federal Government s diversification agenda for non oil export development This project will focus on critical stakeholders and the intervention will contribute to making a paradigm shift from the export of raw unprocessed sheanuts to higher value added shea products The aspiration is to uniquely position shea products in the enormous global market which is driven by important factors such as rising consumer awareness increasing demand for natural and organic cosmetics without preservatives and chemicals Yakusak said He said that NEPC in line with its mandate had been supporting the development of the shea industry in Nigeria from farm gate to internationalisation According to him the council through Standards and Trade Development Facility STDF of the World Trade Organisation WTO has implemented the STDF Project 172 on expanding the exports of sesame seeds and This is through improved Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary SPS capacity building for the private and public sectors he said According to Yakusak as part of the sustainability component of the project and in order to scale up the knowledge and information acquired under the initiative processing facilities have been established in four centres Today this led to the proliferation of best practices traceability and investments in both small and large processing facilities across the country the NEPC boss said He assured stakeholders of NEPC s proactive response to ensuring that they benefitted from the emergence and continuous demand for sustainable environment friendly and healthy products NEPC through one of its flagship project Go Global Go for Certification facilitated Nigerian brands to secure organic fair trade and other certifications He said that NEPC through its product and market development activities exposed Nigerian brands in specialised and general trade fairs and conferences globally This done in collaboration with strategic partners as Global Shea Alliance GSA International Trade Centre ITC SheTrades West Africa Trade and Investment have yielded positive outcomes Nigeria shea products visibly demonstrate a plethora of exotic diversified range from good grade healthy products to an aura of premium pharmaceutical skin care oils and lip balm Others are innovative children care products and high quality butter that are visibly known and sought after in the export market A lot is currently being done by NEPC to provide packaging solutions to small scale stakeholders to expedite their product penetration into the huge export market Yakusak said The Director Policy and Strategy NEPC Mr Lawal Dalhatu said projects under the collaborations had been impactful as SMEs involved were players at the international market specifically the European market Dalhatu said that the success recorded at the initial programmes necessitated the strengthening of capacity as well as improve the lots of operators in the shea sector This intervention we believe will necessitate increased value and diversified markets through sustainability improved quality certification organic production and refined processing he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEPC restates commitment to expanding shea exports –Yakusak
     The Nigerian Export Promotion Council NEPC has expressed its commitment to consolidating prospects potential and opportunities of the shea sector for export growth Dr Ezra Yakusak the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer CEO of NEPC said this at the strategic conference and official inauguration of Shea Export Development Programme 2022 2025 on Wednesday in Abuja Yakusak described the programme as one of NEPC s collaboration with Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries CBI Netherlands on value chain development of priority non oil export products According to him the earlier partnerships with CBI is on Export Market Development Programme for SMEs exporters in three value chains Cocoa Cashew and Sesame and also the on going Nigeria Sustainability Ginger Programme 2021 2025 He said that the inauguration of the Shea project was in line with the Federal Government s diversification agenda for non oil export development This project will focus on critical stakeholders and the intervention will contribute to making a paradigm shift from the export of raw unprocessed sheanuts to higher value added shea products The aspiration is to uniquely position shea products in the enormous global market which is driven by important factors such as rising consumer awareness increasing demand for natural and organic cosmetics without preservatives and chemicals Yakusak said He said that NEPC in line with its mandate had been supporting the development of the shea industry in Nigeria from farm gate to internationalisation According to him the council through Standards and Trade Development Facility STDF of the World Trade Organisation WTO has implemented the STDF Project 172 on expanding the exports of sesame seeds and This is through improved Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary SPS capacity building for the private and public sectors he said According to Yakusak as part of the sustainability component of the project and in order to scale up the knowledge and information acquired under the initiative processing facilities have been established in four centres Today this led to the proliferation of best practices traceability and investments in both small and large processing facilities across the country the NEPC boss said He assured stakeholders of NEPC s proactive response to ensuring that they benefitted from the emergence and continuous demand for sustainable environment friendly and healthy products NEPC through one of its flagship project Go Global Go for Certification facilitated Nigerian brands to secure organic fair trade and other certifications He said that NEPC through its product and market development activities exposed Nigerian brands in specialised and general trade fairs and conferences globally This done in collaboration with strategic partners as Global Shea Alliance GSA International Trade Centre ITC SheTrades West Africa Trade and Investment have yielded positive outcomes Nigeria shea products visibly demonstrate a plethora of exotic diversified range from good grade healthy products to an aura of premium pharmaceutical skin care oils and lip balm Others are innovative children care products and high quality butter that are visibly known and sought after in the export market A lot is currently being done by NEPC to provide packaging solutions to small scale stakeholders to expedite their product penetration into the huge export market Yakusak said The Director Policy and Strategy NEPC Mr Lawal Dalhatu said projects under the collaborations had been impactful as SMEs involved were players at the international market specifically the European market Dalhatu said that the success recorded at the initial programmes necessitated the strengthening of capacity as well as improve the lots of operators in the shea sector This intervention we believe will necessitate increased value and diversified markets through sustainability improved quality certification organic production and refined processing he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEPC restates commitment to expanding shea exports –Yakusak
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    NEPC restates commitment to expanding shea exports –Yakusak

    The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), has expressed its commitment to consolidating prospects, potential and opportunities of the shea sector for export growth.

    Dr Ezra Yakusak, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NEPC said this at the strategic conference and official inauguration of Shea Export Development Programme (2022-2025) on Wednesday in Abuja.

    Yakusak described the programme as one of NEPC’s collaboration with Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), Netherlands on value chain development of priority non-oil export products.

    According to him, the earlier partnerships with CBI is on Export Market Development Programme for SMEs exporters in three value chains; Cocoa, Cashew and Sesame and also the on-going Nigeria Sustainability Ginger Programme (2021 – 2025).

    He said that the inauguration of the Shea project was in line with the Federal Government’s diversification agenda for non-oil export development.

    “This project will focus on critical stakeholders and the intervention will contribute to making a paradigm shift from the export of raw unprocessed sheanuts to higher value-added shea products.

    “The aspiration is to uniquely position shea products in the enormous global market which is driven by important factors such as rising consumer awareness, increasing demand for natural and organic cosmetics without preservatives and chemicals,’’ Yakusak said.

    He said that NEPC in line with its mandate had been supporting the development of the shea industry in Nigeria from farm gate to internationalisation.

    According to him, the council through Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has implemented the STDF Project 172 on expanding the exports of sesame seeds and .

    “This is through improved Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) capacity building for the private and public sectors,’’ he said.

    According to Yakusak, as part of the sustainability component of the project and in order to scale up the knowledge and information acquired under the initiative, processing facilities have been established in four centres.

    “Today, this led to the proliferation of best practices, traceability and investments in both small and large processing facilities across the country,’’ the NEPC boss said.

    He assured stakeholders of NEPC’s proactive response to ensuring that they benefitted from the emergence and continuous demand for sustainable environment friendly and healthy products.

    “NEPC through one of its flagship project `Go Global, Go for Certification’ facilitated Nigerian brands to secure organic, fair-trade and other certifications.

    He said that NEPC through its product and market development activities exposed Nigerian brands in specialised and general trade fairs and conferences globally.

    “This done in collaboration with strategic partners as Global Shea Alliance (GSA), International Trade Centre (ITC) SheTrades, West Africa Trade and Investment have yielded positive outcomes.

    “Nigeria shea products visibly demonstrate a plethora of exotic diversified range from good grade healthy products to an aura of premium pharmaceutical skin care oils and lip balm.

    “Others are innovative children care products and high quality butter that are visibly known and sought after in the export market.

    “A lot is currently being done by NEPC to provide packaging solutions to small scale stakeholders to expedite their product penetration into the huge export market,’’ Yakusak said.

    The Director, Policy and Strategy, NEPC, Mr Lawal Dalhatu said projects under the collaborations had been impactful as SMEs involved were players at the international market, specifically, the European market.

    Dalhatu said that the success recorded at the initial programmes necessitated the strengthening of capacity as well as improve the lots of operators in the shea sector.

    “This intervention we believe, will necessitate increased value and diversified markets through sustainability, improved quality, certification, organic production and refined processing,’’ he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigerian Economic Summit Group NESG says gender equality is critical to accelerating the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in the country Mr Laoye Jaiyeola the group s Chief Executive Officer CEO stated this on Wednesday at a press conference on the maiden edition of the Policy Innovation Centre PIC Gender and Inclusion Summit GS 22 in Abuja Jaiyeola explained that Nigeria lagged behind in achieving the SDGs with a performance score of 46 4 and the lowest in the global gender index He therefore stressed the need for joint efforts toward abating gender inequality and inclusion related losses in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030 He explained that the group was organising a summit to explore transformative ways to achieve gender inclusion and accelerate the actualisation of the SDGs This seminar seeks to look at it from the multi sectoral approaches in the light of the fact that we need to work together with the high level forum on the Sustainable Development Goal It has partnered with a policy innovation center to ensure a seamless delivery of the first national level gender and Inclusion summit The high level forum on the SDGs is a program currently being run by the NESG with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation towards the actualisation of the SDGs by the year 2030 Including the attainment of gender equality which is part of the SDG goals the gender and inclusion summit will hold on November 16 in Abuja This is to explore transformative ways to achieve greater gender inclusion and of course to accelerate the development of the SDGs he said Also Dr Osasiyi Dirisu Deputy Director of Policy Innovation Centre NESG said the summit would enable them to explore transformative ways to achieve gender equality inclusion and gender responsive governance in Nigeria She revealed that the summit s theme Connecting the dots for a gender inclusive society aimed at breaking down the siloed approach to viewing gender and help stakeholders understand that everyone could contribute to fostering a gender inclusive society Dirisu said that a purple book containing gender transformative policies and programs strategies for advancing gender equality across sectors would be produced and disseminated She added that the summit would also identify innovative approaches to advancing gender Inclusion and gender responsive governance and recommend some policies for action www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gender equality key accelerator for achieving SDGs— NESG
     The Nigerian Economic Summit Group NESG says gender equality is critical to accelerating the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in the country Mr Laoye Jaiyeola the group s Chief Executive Officer CEO stated this on Wednesday at a press conference on the maiden edition of the Policy Innovation Centre PIC Gender and Inclusion Summit GS 22 in Abuja Jaiyeola explained that Nigeria lagged behind in achieving the SDGs with a performance score of 46 4 and the lowest in the global gender index He therefore stressed the need for joint efforts toward abating gender inequality and inclusion related losses in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030 He explained that the group was organising a summit to explore transformative ways to achieve gender inclusion and accelerate the actualisation of the SDGs This seminar seeks to look at it from the multi sectoral approaches in the light of the fact that we need to work together with the high level forum on the Sustainable Development Goal It has partnered with a policy innovation center to ensure a seamless delivery of the first national level gender and Inclusion summit The high level forum on the SDGs is a program currently being run by the NESG with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation towards the actualisation of the SDGs by the year 2030 Including the attainment of gender equality which is part of the SDG goals the gender and inclusion summit will hold on November 16 in Abuja This is to explore transformative ways to achieve greater gender inclusion and of course to accelerate the development of the SDGs he said Also Dr Osasiyi Dirisu Deputy Director of Policy Innovation Centre NESG said the summit would enable them to explore transformative ways to achieve gender equality inclusion and gender responsive governance in Nigeria She revealed that the summit s theme Connecting the dots for a gender inclusive society aimed at breaking down the siloed approach to viewing gender and help stakeholders understand that everyone could contribute to fostering a gender inclusive society Dirisu said that a purple book containing gender transformative policies and programs strategies for advancing gender equality across sectors would be produced and disseminated She added that the summit would also identify innovative approaches to advancing gender Inclusion and gender responsive governance and recommend some policies for action www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gender equality key accelerator for achieving SDGs— NESG
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    Gender equality key accelerator for achieving SDGs— NESG

    The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) says gender equality is critical to accelerating the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.

    Mr Laoye Jaiyeola, the group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) stated this on Wednesday at a press conference on the maiden edition of the Policy Innovation Centre (PIC) Gender and Inclusion Summit (GS-22) in Abuja.

    Jaiyeola explained that Nigeria lagged behind in achieving the SDGs with a performance score of 46.4 and the lowest in the global gender index.

    He, therefore, stressed the need for joint efforts toward abating gender inequality and inclusion -related losses in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030. He explained that the group was organising a summit to explore transformative ways to achieve gender inclusion and accelerate the actualisation of the SDGs. ” This seminar seeks to look at it from the multi sectoral approaches, in the light of the fact that we need to work together with the high level forum on the Sustainable Development Goal. ” It has partnered with a policy innovation center to ensure a seamless delivery of the first national level gender and Inclusion summit.

    ” The high level forum on the SDGs is a program currently being run by the NESG with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, towards the actualisation of the SDGs by the year 2030. ” Including the attainment of gender equality, which is part of the SDG goals, the gender and inclusion summit will hold on November 16 in Abuja.

    ” This is to explore transformative ways to achieve greater gender inclusion and of course to accelerate the development of the SDGs,” he said.

    Also, Dr Osasiyi Dirisu, Deputy Director of Policy Innovation Centre, NESG, said the summit would enable them to explore transformative ways to achieve gender equality, inclusion and gender responsive governance in Nigeria.

    She revealed that the summit’s theme, ” Connecting the dots for a gender inclusive society,” aimed at breaking down the “siloed” approach to viewing gender and help stakeholders understand that everyone could contribute to fostering a gender inclusive society.

    Dirisu said that a purple book containing gender transformative policies and programs strategies for advancing gender equality across sectors would be produced and disseminated.

    She added that the summit would also identify innovative approaches to advancing gender Inclusion and gender responsive governance and recommend some policies for action.

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  •  Mr Ahmad Lawal a Serial Consultant has advised upcoming entrepreneurs not to be afraid of failure if they must be successful Lawal the Chief Executive Officer CEO of HairSense gave the advice in Ilorin on Monday while speaking at a training tagged Entrepreneurs Pump 9 0 The event with the theme Handling Rejection and Failures as an Entrepreneur in Business was put together to encourage more people to embrace creating jobs rather than seeking for one He said if you don t strike you won t hit adding that not trying at all guarantees failure Give every single endeavour your best However it is important to know when to give your all and when to quit Your chances of success increase with each trial You must always have a time of critical evaluation what is going wrong and how it will be resolved Lawal counselled He told the participants that failure is an experience which he described as the best teacher Lawal also advised them that when in business one must always keep records of business activities which must include income and expenditure Using your evaluated growth pattern create a forecast of the failure This should influence your decision to quit or continue Embrace the possibility of failure Know when to quit analyse and document the reasons for the failure Always be pleasant in the face of rejection Always be persistent use subtle reminders Lawal said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that more than 100 beneficiaries participated in the training NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Expert trains 100+ Kwara people on entrepreneurship 
     Mr Ahmad Lawal a Serial Consultant has advised upcoming entrepreneurs not to be afraid of failure if they must be successful Lawal the Chief Executive Officer CEO of HairSense gave the advice in Ilorin on Monday while speaking at a training tagged Entrepreneurs Pump 9 0 The event with the theme Handling Rejection and Failures as an Entrepreneur in Business was put together to encourage more people to embrace creating jobs rather than seeking for one He said if you don t strike you won t hit adding that not trying at all guarantees failure Give every single endeavour your best However it is important to know when to give your all and when to quit Your chances of success increase with each trial You must always have a time of critical evaluation what is going wrong and how it will be resolved Lawal counselled He told the participants that failure is an experience which he described as the best teacher Lawal also advised them that when in business one must always keep records of business activities which must include income and expenditure Using your evaluated growth pattern create a forecast of the failure This should influence your decision to quit or continue Embrace the possibility of failure Know when to quit analyse and document the reasons for the failure Always be pleasant in the face of rejection Always be persistent use subtle reminders Lawal said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that more than 100 beneficiaries participated in the training NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Expert trains 100+ Kwara people on entrepreneurship 
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    Expert trains 100+ Kwara people on entrepreneurship 

    Mr Ahmad Lawal, a Serial Consultant, has advised upcoming entrepreneurs not to be afraid of failure, if they must be successful.

    Lawal, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HairSense, gave the advice in Ilorin on Monday while speaking at a training, tagged “Entrepreneurs’ Pump 9.0″.

    The event, with the theme: “Handling Rejection and Failures as an Entrepreneur in Business”, was put together to encourage more people to embrace creating jobs rather than seeking for one.

    He said “if you don’t strike, you won’t hit”, adding that not trying at all guarantees failure.

    “Give every single endeavour your best.

    However, it is important to know when to give your all and when to quit.

    “Your chances of success increase with each trial.

    You must always have a time of critical evaluation; what is going wrong and how it will be resolved,” Lawal counselled.

    He told the participants that failure is an experience, which he described as the best teacher.

    Lawal also advised them that when in business, one must always keep records of business activities, which must include income and expenditure.

    “Using your evaluated growth pattern, create a forecast of the failure.

    This should influence your decision to quit or continue.

    “Embrace the possibility of failure.

    Know when to quit, analyse and document the reasons for the failure.

    “Always be pleasant in the face of rejection, Always be persistent, use subtle reminders,” Lawal said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that more than 100 beneficiaries participated in the training.


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  •   The drop in Nigeria s gas export by as much as five million standard cubic meters per day has been blamed on the activities of vandals operating in Azikoro community of Bayelsa The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the drop was sequel to an explosion which occurred at the 24 Ogboinbiri and OB OB gas pipeline the gas export feed to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas NL plant Mr Idris Musa the Director General and Chief Executive Officer CEO National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency NOSDRA confirmed the pipeline blast to the NAN on Wednesday He said that the blast was reported to the agency in the early hours of Tuesday noting that the damaged facility normally evacuates an average of 5 Musa said following the notification a team of officials comprising the Secretary of Azikoro community the Bayelsa Commissioner for Mineral Resources and representatives of NOSDRA visited the incident site early Wednesday He said that the Nigerian Agip Oil Company NAOC the operator of the facility was promptly notified of the incident Due to the high pressure NAOC was directed by NOSDRA to depressurize the facility preparatory for a Joint Investigation Visit JIV which will follow immediately to ascertain the cause and extent of the incident NAOC is already at the incident site with the agency among other stakeholders working to contain the explosion and secure the incident site preparatory to JIV and other remedi NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Officials blame drop in Nigeria’s gas export on vandalism
      The drop in Nigeria s gas export by as much as five million standard cubic meters per day has been blamed on the activities of vandals operating in Azikoro community of Bayelsa The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the drop was sequel to an explosion which occurred at the 24 Ogboinbiri and OB OB gas pipeline the gas export feed to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas NL plant Mr Idris Musa the Director General and Chief Executive Officer CEO National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency NOSDRA confirmed the pipeline blast to the NAN on Wednesday He said that the blast was reported to the agency in the early hours of Tuesday noting that the damaged facility normally evacuates an average of 5 Musa said following the notification a team of officials comprising the Secretary of Azikoro community the Bayelsa Commissioner for Mineral Resources and representatives of NOSDRA visited the incident site early Wednesday He said that the Nigerian Agip Oil Company NAOC the operator of the facility was promptly notified of the incident Due to the high pressure NAOC was directed by NOSDRA to depressurize the facility preparatory for a Joint Investigation Visit JIV which will follow immediately to ascertain the cause and extent of the incident NAOC is already at the incident site with the agency among other stakeholders working to contain the explosion and secure the incident site preparatory to JIV and other remedi NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Officials blame drop in Nigeria’s gas export on vandalism
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    Officials blame drop in Nigeria’s gas export on vandalism

     The drop in Nigeria’s gas export by as much as five million standard cubic meters per day has been blamed on the activities  of vandals operating in Azikoro community of Bayelsa.

    The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the drop was sequel to an explosion which occurred at the 24 Ogboinbiri and OB-OB gas pipeline, the gas export feed to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NL plant.

    Mr Idris Musa, the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), confirmed the pipeline blast to the NAN on Wednesday.

    He said that the blast was reported to the agency in the early hours of Tuesday, noting that the damaged facility normally evacuates an average of 5 .

    Musa said following the notification, a team of officials comprising the Secretary of Azikoro community, the Bayelsa Commissioner for Mineral Resources and representatives of NOSDRA visited the incident site early Wednesday.

    He said that the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), the operator of the facility, was promptly notified of the incident.

    “Due to the high pressure, NAOC was directed by NOSDRA to depressurize the facility preparatory for a Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) which will follow immediately to ascertain the cause and extent of the incident.

    “NAOC is already at the incident site, with the agency among other stakeholders working to contain the explosion and secure the incident site preparatory to JIV and other remedi
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  •  Ms May Ikokwu Chief Executive Officer CEO Save Our Heritage Initiative SOHI an NGO on Wednesday advocated stronger collaboration among stakeholders to increase Alzheimer s disease awareness campaign Alzheimer s disease is a type of dementia that affects memory thinking and behavior Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks Ikokwu made the call in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria as the world commemorates Alzheimer s Day The day is an international campaign aimed at raising awareness and challenging the stigma that surrounds Alzheimer s disease related dementia Ikokwu who is a culture advocate who described Alzheimer s as a progressive disease where dementia symptoms gradually worsens over a number of years adding that it is catastrophic to the brain In its early stages memory loss is mild but with late stage Alzheimer s individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment Alzheimer s changes typically begin in the part of the brain that affects learning As it advances through the brain it leads to increasingly severe symptoms including disorientation mood and behavior changes she said Ikokwu explained that people with memory loss or other possible signs of Alzheimer s may find it hard to recognise that they a health challenge She that signs of dementia may be more obvious to family members or friends as usually evidenced by the person starting to repeat him or herself Ikokwu who said that Alzheimer s can best be prevented advised that anyone experiencing dementia like symptoms should accompanied by a family member see a doctor as soon as possible This is necessary as Alzheimer s disease manifests in various ways with people and there is no universal solution for all cases Early diagnosis and intervention methods are improve dramatically and treatment options and sources of support can improve quality of life Regular physical exercise like dancing may be a beneficial strategy to lower the risk of Alzheimer s and vascular dementia she said According to her exercises such as continuous learning may directly benefit brain cells by increasing blood and oxygen flow in the brain A medically approved exercise programme is a valuable part of any overall wellness plan because of its known cardiovascular benefits Current evidence suggests that eating healthy food that improves the condition of the heart may also help protect the brain she said The SOHI chief said it was unfortunate that those suffering from Alzheimer s disease suffer stigma including children out ignorance mocking them nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group advocates increased Alzheimer’s disease awareness 
     Ms May Ikokwu Chief Executive Officer CEO Save Our Heritage Initiative SOHI an NGO on Wednesday advocated stronger collaboration among stakeholders to increase Alzheimer s disease awareness campaign Alzheimer s disease is a type of dementia that affects memory thinking and behavior Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks Ikokwu made the call in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria as the world commemorates Alzheimer s Day The day is an international campaign aimed at raising awareness and challenging the stigma that surrounds Alzheimer s disease related dementia Ikokwu who is a culture advocate who described Alzheimer s as a progressive disease where dementia symptoms gradually worsens over a number of years adding that it is catastrophic to the brain In its early stages memory loss is mild but with late stage Alzheimer s individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment Alzheimer s changes typically begin in the part of the brain that affects learning As it advances through the brain it leads to increasingly severe symptoms including disorientation mood and behavior changes she said Ikokwu explained that people with memory loss or other possible signs of Alzheimer s may find it hard to recognise that they a health challenge She that signs of dementia may be more obvious to family members or friends as usually evidenced by the person starting to repeat him or herself Ikokwu who said that Alzheimer s can best be prevented advised that anyone experiencing dementia like symptoms should accompanied by a family member see a doctor as soon as possible This is necessary as Alzheimer s disease manifests in various ways with people and there is no universal solution for all cases Early diagnosis and intervention methods are improve dramatically and treatment options and sources of support can improve quality of life Regular physical exercise like dancing may be a beneficial strategy to lower the risk of Alzheimer s and vascular dementia she said According to her exercises such as continuous learning may directly benefit brain cells by increasing blood and oxygen flow in the brain A medically approved exercise programme is a valuable part of any overall wellness plan because of its known cardiovascular benefits Current evidence suggests that eating healthy food that improves the condition of the heart may also help protect the brain she said The SOHI chief said it was unfortunate that those suffering from Alzheimer s disease suffer stigma including children out ignorance mocking them nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Group advocates increased Alzheimer’s disease awareness 
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    Group advocates increased Alzheimer’s disease awareness 

    Ms May Ikokwu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Save Our Heritage Initiative (SOHI), an NGO, on Wednesday advocated stronger collaboration among stakeholders to increase Alzheimer’s disease awareness campaign.

    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior.

    Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

    Ikokwu made the call in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria as the world commemorates Alzheimer’s Day. The day is an international campaign aimed at raising awareness and challenging the stigma that surrounds Alzheimer’s disease related dementia.

    Ikokwu, who is a culture advocate, who described Alzheimer’s as a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsens over a number of years, adding that it is catastrophic to the brain.

    “In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer’s, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment.

    “Alzheimer’s changes typically begin in the part of the brain that affects learning.

    “As it advances through the brain it leads to increasingly severe symptoms, including disorientation, mood and behavior changes,” she said.

    Ikokwu explained that people with memory loss or other possible signs of Alzheimer’s may find it hard to recognise that they a health challenge.

    She that signs of dementia may be more obvious to family members or friends as usually evidenced by the person starting to repeat him or herself.

    Ikokwu, who said that Alzheimer’s can best be prevented, advised that anyone experiencing dementia-like symptoms should, accompanied by a family member, see a doctor as soon as possible.

    “This is necessary as Alzheimer’s disease manifests in various ways with people and there is no universal solution for all cases.

    “Early diagnosis and intervention methods are improve dramatically, and treatment options and sources of support can improve quality of life.

    “Regular physical exercise like dancing may be a beneficial strategy to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia”, she said.

    According to her, exercises such as continuous learning may directly benefit brain cells by increasing blood and oxygen flow in the brain.

    “A medically approved exercise programme is a valuable part of any overall wellness plan because of its known cardiovascular benefits.

    “Current evidence suggests that eating healthy food that improves the condition of the heart may also help protect the brain,” she said.

    The SOHI chief said it was unfortunate that those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease suffer stigma including children, out ignorance, mocking them.

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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
    Economy3 weeks ago

    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.

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  •  A Media Advertising company Nimbus says it will provide pre seed startups of N2 million to 10 women led Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs across several sectors of the economy Mr Wale Adegoke Chief Executive Officer CEO of Nimbus Media Ltd said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that the beneficiaries would be selected through a public call for entries Nimbus Aid Project is focusing on SMEs and Tech startups this year we are targeting pre seed start ups and small to medium sized enterprises The selection will be done in collaboration with our partners TechCabal and the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund LSETF Adegoke said According to him the company is also partnering with marketing and advertising magazine Marketing Edge and Aid Project which will provide advertising support to Nigerian SMEs Adegoke further stated that the organisation through its collaborators hoped to boost the advantages accruing to the eventual 10 beneficiaries of the company s Aid Project this year He also said that some partners had committed to providing training media support and other business support to the project winners Since its launch in 2016 the Nimbus Aid Project formerly Nominate a Charity has supported eligible organisations committed to educating enabling and empowering their communities by offering advertising support on its Nimbus digital screens across Nigeria We provide businesses with the requisite coverage and exposure to raise awareness for their company since they often cannot afford marketing expenses By working with such established partners we are confident that the project will gain from the expertise of our partners We are also excited about the amplification opportunities that come with this as it will help our finalists and eventual winners increase awareness about their businesses Adegoke said A past beneficiary of the Nimbus Aid Project in 2018 Siddiqah Foundation commended the project organisers saying We found that we got more brand awareness and visibility for our projects The Nimbus Media Aid helped more people support us as they became more aware of our work Another past beneficiary Strap and Safe Child Foundation said The support we got from Nimbus Media gave us exposure a wider platform and informed the populace of what we do at Strap and Safe Child Foundation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Media outfit provides N2m pre-seed startups to women-led SMEs
     A Media Advertising company Nimbus says it will provide pre seed startups of N2 million to 10 women led Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs across several sectors of the economy Mr Wale Adegoke Chief Executive Officer CEO of Nimbus Media Ltd said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that the beneficiaries would be selected through a public call for entries Nimbus Aid Project is focusing on SMEs and Tech startups this year we are targeting pre seed start ups and small to medium sized enterprises The selection will be done in collaboration with our partners TechCabal and the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund LSETF Adegoke said According to him the company is also partnering with marketing and advertising magazine Marketing Edge and Aid Project which will provide advertising support to Nigerian SMEs Adegoke further stated that the organisation through its collaborators hoped to boost the advantages accruing to the eventual 10 beneficiaries of the company s Aid Project this year He also said that some partners had committed to providing training media support and other business support to the project winners Since its launch in 2016 the Nimbus Aid Project formerly Nominate a Charity has supported eligible organisations committed to educating enabling and empowering their communities by offering advertising support on its Nimbus digital screens across Nigeria We provide businesses with the requisite coverage and exposure to raise awareness for their company since they often cannot afford marketing expenses By working with such established partners we are confident that the project will gain from the expertise of our partners We are also excited about the amplification opportunities that come with this as it will help our finalists and eventual winners increase awareness about their businesses Adegoke said A past beneficiary of the Nimbus Aid Project in 2018 Siddiqah Foundation commended the project organisers saying We found that we got more brand awareness and visibility for our projects The Nimbus Media Aid helped more people support us as they became more aware of our work Another past beneficiary Strap and Safe Child Foundation said The support we got from Nimbus Media gave us exposure a wider platform and informed the populace of what we do at Strap and Safe Child Foundation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Media outfit provides N2m pre-seed startups to women-led SMEs
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    Media outfit provides N2m pre-seed startups to women-led SMEs

    A Media Advertising company, Nimbus,  says it  will provide  pre-seed startups of N2 million to 10 women-led Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across several sectors of the economy.

    Mr Wale Adegoke, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nimbus Media Ltd., said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja  that the beneficiaries would be selected through a public call for entries.

    “Nimbus Aid Project is focusing on SMEs and Tech startups this year; we are targeting pre-seed start-ups and small-to-medium-sized enterprises.

    “The selection will be done in collaboration with our partners, TechCabal and the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)” Adegoke said.

    According to him, the company is also partnering with marketing and advertising magazine, Marketing Edge and Aid Project which will provide advertising support to Nigerian SMEs. Adegoke further stated that the organisation through its collaborators hoped to boost the advantages accruing to the eventual 10 beneficiaries of the company’s Aid Project this year.

    He also said that some partners had  committed to providing training, media support, and other business support to the project winners.

    “Since its launch in 2016, the Nimbus Aid Project (formerly Nominate a Charity) has supported eligible organisations committed to educating, enabling, and empowering their communities by offering advertising support on its Nimbus digital screens across Nigeria.

    “We provide businesses with the requisite coverage and exposure to raise awareness for their company since they often cannot afford marketing expenses.

    “By working with such established partners, we are confident that the project will gain from the expertise of our partners.

    “We are also excited about the amplification opportunities that come with this, as it will help our finalists and eventual winners increase awareness about their businesses,” Adegoke said.

    A past beneficiary of the Nimbus Aid Project in 2018, Siddiqah Foundation, commended the project organisers saying: “We found that we got more brand awareness and visibility for our projects.

    The Nimbus Media Aid helped more people support us as they became more aware of our work.

    ” Another past beneficiary, Strap and Safe Child Foundation, said: “The support we got from Nimbus Media gave us exposure, a wider platform and informed the populace of what we do at Strap and Safe Child Foundation.


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