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  •  Akeredolu recommits to reducing poverty among womenWomenAkure Nov 2 2020 The Wife of Ondo State governor Mrs Betty Akeredolu on Monday reiterated her commitment toward reducing the rate of poverty among women in the society Akeredolu made this known at pep talk delivered at BEMORE GIRLS family reunion at the Government House in Akure on Monday She said that her mission was simple and clear to engender self awareness among women girls and equip them to fight feminised poverty She said that she had strategically approached women empowerment through her private organisation Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu Foundation BAAF by confronting the age long patriarchy that limited young girls potential to aspire and compete favourably with their male counterparts According to her BEMORE methodology is strategic for so many reasons and it is taking advantage of the young age of girls and catches them young At a younger age girls compared to older women are more malleable such that it becomes easier to change unfavourable gender perceptions that relegate women to the background as mere second class humans in almost every sphere of life This is the only way we can foster a new era of gender equality equity and ultimately combat feminised poverty BEMORE Academy is a school of life where girls receive training on diverse life enhancing themes such as Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM as well as health and environment and taekwondo for self defence The girls are also trained in vocational skills like bead making shoe making gele and make over fashion designing and confectionaries The STEM training focuses on basic renewable energy modules solar panel construction and installation and the Information and Communication Technology training deals with basic computer appreciation coding gaming etc Without mincing words it has been a memorable and impactful three years journey from 2017 to 2019 in the BEMORE Empowered Academy We have had wonderful testimonials from over 1000 graduates many of whom have now gone ahead to blaze the trail in higher institutions of learning and other settings they have found themselves Every BEMORE girl leaves training camp with a brand new ideology and perspective to life as a girl child and is now ready to confront and overcome societal limitations She is prepared to leapfrog all gender related obstacles to the development of the girl child this is the BEMORE legacy Mrs Akeredolu said Akeredolu said that the fourth edition of the BEMORE Empowered Initiative Summer Boot Camp could not hold this year due to lockdown restrictions imposed by the government following global recommendations to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus She said that the only way she could sustainably achieve women empowerment and combat feminised poverty in Nigeria was to continue to encourage and empower young girls educationally socially economically and politically We must look forward toward a brighter post COVID 19 for our girls the logic is simple and clear women are natural caregivers and when you train a girl you train a nation If a nation must defeat poverty it must first defeat feminised poverty Indeed you cannot eliminate poverty if you don t empower women I remain committed to the development of the girl child and no doubt the BEMORE empowered initiative will be back Despite the COVID 19 lockdown I had a virtual Zoom meeting with my girls sometime in May this year I was elated to see my BEMORE girls share their COVID 19 lockdown experiences and what they had been doing in the face of the pandemic It was inspiring to hear them talk about birthing amazing ideas impacting other girls and their communities Akeredolu said She said that the Zoom meeting in May afforded her the opportunity to educate the girls on COVID 19 safety precautions adding that it was able to extend caring hands to the girls and their families by providing palliatives to cushion the economic hardships associated with the pandemic Edited By Oluyinka Fadare Grace Yussuf Source NAN
    Akeredolu recommits to reducing poverty among women
     Akeredolu recommits to reducing poverty among womenWomenAkure Nov 2 2020 The Wife of Ondo State governor Mrs Betty Akeredolu on Monday reiterated her commitment toward reducing the rate of poverty among women in the society Akeredolu made this known at pep talk delivered at BEMORE GIRLS family reunion at the Government House in Akure on Monday She said that her mission was simple and clear to engender self awareness among women girls and equip them to fight feminised poverty She said that she had strategically approached women empowerment through her private organisation Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu Foundation BAAF by confronting the age long patriarchy that limited young girls potential to aspire and compete favourably with their male counterparts According to her BEMORE methodology is strategic for so many reasons and it is taking advantage of the young age of girls and catches them young At a younger age girls compared to older women are more malleable such that it becomes easier to change unfavourable gender perceptions that relegate women to the background as mere second class humans in almost every sphere of life This is the only way we can foster a new era of gender equality equity and ultimately combat feminised poverty BEMORE Academy is a school of life where girls receive training on diverse life enhancing themes such as Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM as well as health and environment and taekwondo for self defence The girls are also trained in vocational skills like bead making shoe making gele and make over fashion designing and confectionaries The STEM training focuses on basic renewable energy modules solar panel construction and installation and the Information and Communication Technology training deals with basic computer appreciation coding gaming etc Without mincing words it has been a memorable and impactful three years journey from 2017 to 2019 in the BEMORE Empowered Academy We have had wonderful testimonials from over 1000 graduates many of whom have now gone ahead to blaze the trail in higher institutions of learning and other settings they have found themselves Every BEMORE girl leaves training camp with a brand new ideology and perspective to life as a girl child and is now ready to confront and overcome societal limitations She is prepared to leapfrog all gender related obstacles to the development of the girl child this is the BEMORE legacy Mrs Akeredolu said Akeredolu said that the fourth edition of the BEMORE Empowered Initiative Summer Boot Camp could not hold this year due to lockdown restrictions imposed by the government following global recommendations to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus She said that the only way she could sustainably achieve women empowerment and combat feminised poverty in Nigeria was to continue to encourage and empower young girls educationally socially economically and politically We must look forward toward a brighter post COVID 19 for our girls the logic is simple and clear women are natural caregivers and when you train a girl you train a nation If a nation must defeat poverty it must first defeat feminised poverty Indeed you cannot eliminate poverty if you don t empower women I remain committed to the development of the girl child and no doubt the BEMORE empowered initiative will be back Despite the COVID 19 lockdown I had a virtual Zoom meeting with my girls sometime in May this year I was elated to see my BEMORE girls share their COVID 19 lockdown experiences and what they had been doing in the face of the pandemic It was inspiring to hear them talk about birthing amazing ideas impacting other girls and their communities Akeredolu said She said that the Zoom meeting in May afforded her the opportunity to educate the girls on COVID 19 safety precautions adding that it was able to extend caring hands to the girls and their families by providing palliatives to cushion the economic hardships associated with the pandemic Edited By Oluyinka Fadare Grace Yussuf Source NAN
    Akeredolu recommits to reducing poverty among women
    General news2 years ago

    Akeredolu recommits to reducing poverty among women

    Akeredolu recommits to reducing poverty among women

    Women

    Akure, Nov. 2, 2020 The Wife of Ondo State governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu on Monday reiterated her commitment toward reducing the rate of poverty among women in the society.

    Akeredolu made this known at pep talk delivered at BEMORE GIRLS family reunion at the Government House in Akure on Monday.

    She said that her mission was simple and clear, “to engender self-awareness among women, girls and equip them to fight feminised poverty’’.

    She said that she had strategically approached women empowerment through her private organisation, Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu Foundation (BAAF) by confronting the age-long patriarchy that limited young girls’ potential to aspire and compete favourably with their male counterparts.

    According to her, BEMORE methodology is strategic for so many reasons and it is taking advantage of the young age of girls and catches them young.

    “At a younger age, girls compared to older women are more malleable such that it becomes easier to change unfavourable gender perceptions that relegate women to the background as mere second-class humans in almost every sphere of life.

    “This is the only way we can foster a new era of gender equality, equity and ultimately combat feminised poverty.

    BEMORE Academy is a school of life, where girls receive training on diverse life-enhancing themes such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as health and environment and taekwondo for self-defence.

    “The girls are also trained in vocational skills like bead making, shoe making, gele and make-over, fashion designing and confectionaries.

    “The STEM training focuses on basic renewable energy modules (solar panel construction and installation) and the Information and Communication Technology training deals with basic computer appreciation, coding, gaming, etc.

    “Without mincing words, it has been a memorable and impactful three years journey from 2017 to 2019 in the BEMORE Empowered Academy.

    “We have had wonderful testimonials from over 1000 graduates; many of whom have now gone ahead to blaze the trail in higher institutions of learning and other settings they have found themselves.

    “Every BEMORE girl leaves training camp with a brand new ideology and perspective to life as a girl child, and is now ready to confront and overcome societal limitations.

    “She is prepared to leapfrog all gender-related obstacles to the development of the girl-child; this is the BEMORE legacy,” Mrs Akeredolu said.

    Akeredolu said that the fourth edition of the BEMORE Empowered Initiative Summer Boot Camp could not hold this year due to lockdown restrictions imposed by the government following global recommendations to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

    She said that the only way she could sustainably achieve women empowerment and combat feminised poverty in Nigeria was to continue to encourage and empower young girls educationally, socially, economically and politically.

    “We must look forward toward a brighter post COVID-19 for our girls; the logic is simple and clear – women are natural caregivers and when you train a girl you train a nation.

    “If a nation must defeat poverty, it must first defeat feminised poverty. Indeed, you cannot eliminate poverty if you don’t empower women.

    “I remain committed to the development of the girl-child, and no doubt the BEMORE empowered initiative will be back.

    “Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, I had a virtual Zoom meeting with my girls sometime in May this year.

    “I was elated to see my BEMORE girls share their COVID-19 lockdown experiences and what they had been doing in the face of the pandemic.

    “It was inspiring to hear them talk about birthing amazing ideas impacting other girls and their communities,” Akeredolu said.

    She said that the Zoom meeting in May afforded her the opportunity to educate the girls on COVID-19 safety precautions, adding that it was able to extend caring hands to the girls and their families by providing palliatives to cushion the economic hardships associated with the pandemic.


    Edited By: Oluyinka Fadare/Grace Yussuf
    Source: NAN

  •  The National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA says the country needs more women and girls to build careers in the ICT sector for fair representation and socio economic development Mrs Hadiza Umar NITDA Head Corporate Affairs and External Relations said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja to commemorate this year s Girls in ICT Day The Girls in ICT Day was initiated by the International Telecommunications Union ITU in 2014 to create a global environment that empowers girls and young women to consider careers in ICT It is marked every fourth Thursday in April According to her building a career in ICT makes one reliant economically improve lives contributes to better healthcare environmental management communication enhanced educational system and learning processes Umar said that jobs in the future would be driven by technology and innovation NITDA is drawing attention to the critical need for more girls and women to participate actively in the ICT sector of our economy The ITU had estimated skills shortfall of over two million jobs in the ICT sector within the next few years This opens a huge opportunity for girls and young women who have the ability to learn Coding Apps Development Computer Science and other ICT related courses This will not only make them ready for a successful career in the ICT sector but ICT skills are rapidly becoming a strong advantage for students in any other field they might choose to pursue We must be proactive in preparing a significant number of our women and girls population for these opportunities for productivity and enable them contribute meaningfully to the socio economic development of the country she said Umar said that globally there was a disruption in human activities hence no gender of the population should be left out in the new world order She said that stakeholders should remain resolute review strategies toward supporting young women and girls for opportunities in the tech ecosystem Umar said in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy the Agency was bridging ICT sector gender imbalance with capacity building programmes for women and girls across the country She said that empowering girls to choose a career in ICT was good for the girls and their families According to her it will also accelerate the socio economic development of the country especially with the COVID 19 pandemic and post era Edited By Chidinma Agu Ese E Ekama NAN
    Girls in ICT Day: NITDA says sector needs more women, girls
     The National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA says the country needs more women and girls to build careers in the ICT sector for fair representation and socio economic development Mrs Hadiza Umar NITDA Head Corporate Affairs and External Relations said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja to commemorate this year s Girls in ICT Day The Girls in ICT Day was initiated by the International Telecommunications Union ITU in 2014 to create a global environment that empowers girls and young women to consider careers in ICT It is marked every fourth Thursday in April According to her building a career in ICT makes one reliant economically improve lives contributes to better healthcare environmental management communication enhanced educational system and learning processes Umar said that jobs in the future would be driven by technology and innovation NITDA is drawing attention to the critical need for more girls and women to participate actively in the ICT sector of our economy The ITU had estimated skills shortfall of over two million jobs in the ICT sector within the next few years This opens a huge opportunity for girls and young women who have the ability to learn Coding Apps Development Computer Science and other ICT related courses This will not only make them ready for a successful career in the ICT sector but ICT skills are rapidly becoming a strong advantage for students in any other field they might choose to pursue We must be proactive in preparing a significant number of our women and girls population for these opportunities for productivity and enable them contribute meaningfully to the socio economic development of the country she said Umar said that globally there was a disruption in human activities hence no gender of the population should be left out in the new world order She said that stakeholders should remain resolute review strategies toward supporting young women and girls for opportunities in the tech ecosystem Umar said in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy the Agency was bridging ICT sector gender imbalance with capacity building programmes for women and girls across the country She said that empowering girls to choose a career in ICT was good for the girls and their families According to her it will also accelerate the socio economic development of the country especially with the COVID 19 pandemic and post era Edited By Chidinma Agu Ese E Ekama NAN
    Girls in ICT Day: NITDA says sector needs more women, girls
    Science & Technology2 years ago

    Girls in ICT Day: NITDA says sector needs more women, girls

    The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says the country needs more women and girls to build careers in the ICT sector for fair representation and socio-economic development.

    Mrs Hadiza Umar, NITDA Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, said this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja to commemorate this year’s “Girls in ICT Day”.

    The Girls in ICT Day was initiated by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in 2014, to create a global environment that empowers girls and young women to consider careers in ICT.

    It is marked every fourth Thursday in April.

    According to her, building a career in ICT makes one reliant economically, improve lives, contributes to better healthcare, environmental management, communication, enhanced educational system and learning processes.

    Umar said that jobs in the future would be driven by technology and innovation.

    “NITDA is drawing attention to the critical need for more girls and women to participate actively in the ICT sector of our economy.

    “The ITU had estimated skills shortfall of over two million jobs in the ICT sector within the next few years.

    “This opens a huge opportunity for girls and young women who have the ability to learn Coding, Apps Development, Computer Science and other ICT related courses.

    “This will not only make them ready for a successful career in the ICT sector, but ICT skills are rapidly becoming a strong advantage for students in any other field they might choose to pursue.

    “We must be proactive in preparing a significant number of our women and girls’ population for these opportunities, for productivity and enable them contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of the country,” she said.

    Umar said that globally, there was a disruption in human activities, hence no gender of the population should be left out in the new world order.

    She said that stakeholders should remain resolute, review strategies toward supporting young women and girls for opportunities in the tech ecosystem.

    Umar said in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, the Agency was bridging ICT sector gender imbalance with capacity building programmes for women and girls across the country.

    She said that empowering girls to choose a career in ICT was good for the girls and their families.

    According  to her, it will also accelerate the socio-economic development of the country, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic and post era.



    Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Ese E. Ekama (NAN)

  •  The National Basketball Association NBA https www NBA com and the International Basketball Federation FIBA today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders BWB Global Camp which will be held Friday Feb 14 ndash Sunday Feb 16 at Quest Multisport as part of NBA All Star 2020 2020 NBA All Star Pascal Siakam Toronto Raptors Cameroon BWB Africa 2012 Davis Bert ns Washington Wizards Latvia Tacko Fall Boston Celtics Senegal and 2017 18 NBA All Rookie First Team member Lauri Markkanen Chicago Bulls Finland BWB Europe 2014 BWB Global 2015 will coach the top high school age campers from Africa the Americas Asia and Europe nbsp Siakam Bert ns Fall and Markkanen will be joined by former WNBA players Ashley Battle Michele Van Gorp and Ebony Hoffman as well as select players participating in NBA All Star 2020 nbsp Chicago Bulls assistant coach Karen Stack Umlauf Milwaukee Bucks assistant coaches Vin Baker Josh Longstaff and Ben Sullivan and Chicago Sky director of player development John Azzinaro will also serve as BWB Global coaches nbsp Among the record 30 former Basketball Without Borders campers on opening night NBA rosters for the 2019 20 season active and inactive https on nba com 2OyjFr6 14 participated in the BWB Global Camp including 2018 19 NBA All Rookie First Team member Deandre Ayton Phoenix Suns Bahamas BWB Global 2016 nbsp 2019 No 3 overall draft pick RJ Barrett New York Knicks Canada BWB Global 2017 2019 No 9 overall draft pick Rui Hachimura Washington Wizards Japan BWB Global 2016 2018 19 NBA All Rookie Second Team member Shai Gilgeous Alexander Oklahoma City Thunder Canada BWB Global 2016 and 2016 17 NBA All Rookie Second Team member Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets Canada BWB Global 2015 Patrick Hunt President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches Australia Gersson Rosas Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Colombia Marin Sedlacek Philadelphia 76ers international scout Serbia and Masai Ujiri Toronto Raptors President Nigeria will be the camp directors nbsp Windy City Bulls head athletic trainer Matt Comer will serve as the camp rsquo s athletic trainer nbsp Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court including movement efficiency skill development stations shooting and skills competitions 5 on 5 games and life skills seminars focusing on health leadership and communication nbsp The final day will feature a single elimination tournament culminating with the boys and girls championship games nbsp The camp will feature 15 current prospects from NBA Academies the league rsquo s network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U S and 12 prospects who participated in The NBA Academies Women rsquo s Program nbsp https on nba com 2vQKqjN a series of basketball development camps for top female prospects from outside the U S at the league rsquo s academies nbsp Since October 2016 NBA Academies have been launched in Australia China Mexico India and Senegal and more than 20 NBA Academies prospects have committed to NCAA Division 1 schools The camp will be officiated by representatives from the NBA rsquo s Referee Development Program which provides rising professionals and former players with the skills necessary to pursue a career as a referee in the NBA WNBA and NBA G League The campers will attend State Farm All Star Saturday Night and the 69th NBA All Star Game at United Center nbsp Nike a global partner of BWB since 2002 will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear nbsp BWB the NBA and FIBA rsquo s global basketball development and community outreach program has reached more than 3 600 participants from 133 countries and territories since 2001 with 69 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents nbsp The NBA and FIBA have staged 61 BWB camps in 38 cities across 30 countries on six continents nbsp More than 310 current and former NBA WNBA and FIBA players have joined more than 240 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world Follow the camp using the hashtag BWBGlobal on Facebook Twitter and Instagram nbsp Find out more about NBA Academies at NBAacademy nba com nbsp and on Instagram nbaacademy The following is a complete list of players participating in the sixth annual BWB Global Camp rosters are subject to change GIRLS ROSTER Last Name First Name Country Melbourne Jade Australia Pollerd Olivia Australia Besselink Maggie Canada Russell Merissah Canada Cortes Espitia Naylee Colombia Gonzalez Viveros Daniela Colombia Rimdal Alberte Denmark nbsp Osama Hussein Yara Egypt Asi Anna Gret Estonia Aarnio Janette Finland Gueye Aminata France Kessler Serena France Deodhar Siya India Kaur Harsimran India Hayashi Maho Japan Reyes Abril Mexico Kailahi Fulu Jazzmyne New Zealand Fredricks Chizaram Victory Nigeria Carvalho Charlotte Senegal Tal Aminata Senegal Dembele Traore Mama Spain Fraile Ruiz Paula Spain Kirschembaum Camila Uruguay Niski Florencia Uruguay BOYS ROSTER Last Name First Name Country Region Nganga Sadraque Angola Fernandez Juan Argentina Bayles Biwali Australia Giddey Joshua Australia Jones Blake Australia Wigness Tamuri Australia Cruz de Oliveira Cassia Augusto Brazil Bediako Charles Canada Mathurin Bennedict Canada Primo Josh Canada Prosper Olivier Maxence Canada Ngopot Jerry Central African Republic Inyaco Felipe Chile Cui Yongxi China Qu Honglin China Menalo Leo Croatia Perasovic Ivan Croatia Kuminga Jonathan Democratic Republic of the Congo Montero Jean Dominican Republic Abdelaty Abdalatib Mohab Yasser Egypt Begarin Juhann France Diabate Moussa France Tchikou Alex France Hukporti Ariel Germany Van Slooten Luc Germany Cisse Moussa Guinea Sandhu Amaan India Marciulionis Augustas Lithuania Sanogo Adama Mali Roacho Esteban Mexico Kraag Yannick Netherlands Murray Taine New Zealand Ariyibi Oluwatobi Samuel Nigeria Sotto Kai Philippines Pinzon Rafael Puerto Rico Faye Babacar Senegal Sow Cheikh Senegal Sow Pape Ablaye Senegal Todorovic Stefan Serbia Yeo Junseok South Korea NBA Academy Prospect
    All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp
     The National Basketball Association NBA https www NBA com and the International Basketball Federation FIBA today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders BWB Global Camp which will be held Friday Feb 14 ndash Sunday Feb 16 at Quest Multisport as part of NBA All Star 2020 2020 NBA All Star Pascal Siakam Toronto Raptors Cameroon BWB Africa 2012 Davis Bert ns Washington Wizards Latvia Tacko Fall Boston Celtics Senegal and 2017 18 NBA All Rookie First Team member Lauri Markkanen Chicago Bulls Finland BWB Europe 2014 BWB Global 2015 will coach the top high school age campers from Africa the Americas Asia and Europe nbsp Siakam Bert ns Fall and Markkanen will be joined by former WNBA players Ashley Battle Michele Van Gorp and Ebony Hoffman as well as select players participating in NBA All Star 2020 nbsp Chicago Bulls assistant coach Karen Stack Umlauf Milwaukee Bucks assistant coaches Vin Baker Josh Longstaff and Ben Sullivan and Chicago Sky director of player development John Azzinaro will also serve as BWB Global coaches nbsp Among the record 30 former Basketball Without Borders campers on opening night NBA rosters for the 2019 20 season active and inactive https on nba com 2OyjFr6 14 participated in the BWB Global Camp including 2018 19 NBA All Rookie First Team member Deandre Ayton Phoenix Suns Bahamas BWB Global 2016 nbsp 2019 No 3 overall draft pick RJ Barrett New York Knicks Canada BWB Global 2017 2019 No 9 overall draft pick Rui Hachimura Washington Wizards Japan BWB Global 2016 2018 19 NBA All Rookie Second Team member Shai Gilgeous Alexander Oklahoma City Thunder Canada BWB Global 2016 and 2016 17 NBA All Rookie Second Team member Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets Canada BWB Global 2015 Patrick Hunt President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches Australia Gersson Rosas Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Colombia Marin Sedlacek Philadelphia 76ers international scout Serbia and Masai Ujiri Toronto Raptors President Nigeria will be the camp directors nbsp Windy City Bulls head athletic trainer Matt Comer will serve as the camp rsquo s athletic trainer nbsp Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court including movement efficiency skill development stations shooting and skills competitions 5 on 5 games and life skills seminars focusing on health leadership and communication nbsp The final day will feature a single elimination tournament culminating with the boys and girls championship games nbsp The camp will feature 15 current prospects from NBA Academies the league rsquo s network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U S and 12 prospects who participated in The NBA Academies Women rsquo s Program nbsp https on nba com 2vQKqjN a series of basketball development camps for top female prospects from outside the U S at the league rsquo s academies nbsp Since October 2016 NBA Academies have been launched in Australia China Mexico India and Senegal and more than 20 NBA Academies prospects have committed to NCAA Division 1 schools The camp will be officiated by representatives from the NBA rsquo s Referee Development Program which provides rising professionals and former players with the skills necessary to pursue a career as a referee in the NBA WNBA and NBA G League The campers will attend State Farm All Star Saturday Night and the 69th NBA All Star Game at United Center nbsp Nike a global partner of BWB since 2002 will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear nbsp BWB the NBA and FIBA rsquo s global basketball development and community outreach program has reached more than 3 600 participants from 133 countries and territories since 2001 with 69 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents nbsp The NBA and FIBA have staged 61 BWB camps in 38 cities across 30 countries on six continents nbsp More than 310 current and former NBA WNBA and FIBA players have joined more than 240 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world Follow the camp using the hashtag BWBGlobal on Facebook Twitter and Instagram nbsp Find out more about NBA Academies at NBAacademy nba com nbsp and on Instagram nbaacademy The following is a complete list of players participating in the sixth annual BWB Global Camp rosters are subject to change GIRLS ROSTER Last Name First Name Country Melbourne Jade Australia Pollerd Olivia Australia Besselink Maggie Canada Russell Merissah Canada Cortes Espitia Naylee Colombia Gonzalez Viveros Daniela Colombia Rimdal Alberte Denmark nbsp Osama Hussein Yara Egypt Asi Anna Gret Estonia Aarnio Janette Finland Gueye Aminata France Kessler Serena France Deodhar Siya India Kaur Harsimran India Hayashi Maho Japan Reyes Abril Mexico Kailahi Fulu Jazzmyne New Zealand Fredricks Chizaram Victory Nigeria Carvalho Charlotte Senegal Tal Aminata Senegal Dembele Traore Mama Spain Fraile Ruiz Paula Spain Kirschembaum Camila Uruguay Niski Florencia Uruguay BOYS ROSTER Last Name First Name Country Region Nganga Sadraque Angola Fernandez Juan Argentina Bayles Biwali Australia Giddey Joshua Australia Jones Blake Australia Wigness Tamuri Australia Cruz de Oliveira Cassia Augusto Brazil Bediako Charles Canada Mathurin Bennedict Canada Primo Josh Canada Prosper Olivier Maxence Canada Ngopot Jerry Central African Republic Inyaco Felipe Chile Cui Yongxi China Qu Honglin China Menalo Leo Croatia Perasovic Ivan Croatia Kuminga Jonathan Democratic Republic of the Congo Montero Jean Dominican Republic Abdelaty Abdalatib Mohab Yasser Egypt Begarin Juhann France Diabate Moussa France Tchikou Alex France Hukporti Ariel Germany Van Slooten Luc Germany Cisse Moussa Guinea Sandhu Amaan India Marciulionis Augustas Lithuania Sanogo Adama Mali Roacho Esteban Mexico Kraag Yannick Netherlands Murray Taine New Zealand Ariyibi Oluwatobi Samuel Nigeria Sotto Kai Philippines Pinzon Rafael Puerto Rico Faye Babacar Senegal Sow Cheikh Senegal Sow Pape Ablaye Senegal Todorovic Stefan Serbia Yeo Junseok South Korea NBA Academy Prospect
    All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp
    Africa3 years ago

    All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp


    The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com/) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp, which will be held Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 16 at Quest Multisport as part of NBA All-Star 2020.

    2020 NBA All-Star Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012), Davis Bertāns (Washington Wizards; Latvia), Tacko Fall (Boston Celtics; Senegal) and 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team member Lauri Markkanen (Chicago Bulls; Finland; BWB Europe 2014; BWB Global 2015) will coach the top high school age campers from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. 

    Siakam, Bertāns, Fall and Markkanen will be joined by former WNBA players Ashley Battle, Michele Van Gorp and Ebony Hoffman, as well as select players participating in NBA All-Star 2020.  Chicago Bulls assistant coach Karen Stack Umlauf, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coaches Vin Baker, Josh Longstaff and Ben Sullivan, and Chicago Sky director of player development John Azzinaro will also serve as BWB Global coaches. 

    Among the record 30 former Basketball Without Borders campers on opening-night NBA rosters for the 2019-20 season (active and inactive) (https://on.nba.com/2OyjFr6), 14 participated in the BWB Global Camp, including 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie First Team member Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns; Bahamas; BWB Global 2016),  2019 No. 3 overall draft pick RJ Barrett (New York Knicks; Canada; BWB Global 2017), 2019 No. 9 overall draft pick Rui Hachimura (Washington Wizards; Japan; BWB Global 2016), 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie Second Team member Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder; Canada; BWB Global 2016) and 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie Second Team member Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets; Canada; BWB Global 2015).

    Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia), Gersson Rosas (Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations; Colombia), Marin Sedlacek (Philadelphia 76ers international scout; Serbia) and Masai Ujiri (Toronto Raptors President; Nigeria) will be the camp directors.  Windy City Bulls head athletic trainer Matt Comer will serve as the camp’s athletic trainer. 

    Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, skill development stations, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication.  The final day will feature a single-elimination tournament culminating with the boys and girls championship games. 

    The camp will feature 15 current prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S., and 12 prospects who participated in The NBA Academies Women’s Program (https://on.nba.com/2vQKqjN), a series of basketball development camps for top female prospects from outside the U.S at the league’s academies.  Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Australia, China, Mexico, India and Senegal, and more than 20 NBA Academies prospects have committed to NCAA Division 1 schools.

    The camp will be officiated by representatives from the NBA’s Referee Development Program, which provides rising professionals and former players with the skills necessary to pursue a career as a referee in the NBA, WNBA and NBA G League.

    The campers will attend State Farm All-Star Saturday Night and the 69th NBA All-Star Game at United Center.  Nike, a global partner of BWB since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear. 

    BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, has reached more than 3,600 participants from 133 countries and territories since 2001, with 69 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents.  The NBA and FIBA have staged 61 BWB camps in 38 cities across 30 countries on six continents.  More than 310 current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players have joined more than 240 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world.

    Follow the camp using the hashtag #BWBGlobal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Find out more about NBA Academies at NBAacademy.nba.com and on Instagram (nbaacademy).

    The following is a complete list of players participating in the sixth annual BWB Global Camp (rosters are subject to change):

    GIRLS ROSTER:

    Last Name

    First Name

    Country

    Melbourne

    Jade

    Australia

    Pollerd

    Olivia

    Australia

    Besselink

    Maggie

    Canada

    *Russell

    Merissah

    Canada

    *Cortes Espitia

    Naylee

    Colombia

    *Gonzalez Viveros

    Daniela

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  •  African governments must foster innovation and provide hands on education solutions to young people if the continent is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets ldquo Reality on the ground and the statistics do not meet they are on parallel lines There rsquo s more of cram work in our educational system than actually getting us to think out of the box rdquo said Monique Ntumngia Cameroonian founder of ldquo Green Girls a social business that educates young women from rural communities in the use of renewable energy Ntumngia was speaking at a panel discussion held during the launch of the African Development Bank rsquo s African Economic Outlook 2020 nbsp https bit ly 36E1M08 on Thursday The discussion focused on the theme of this year rsquo s report ldquo Developing Africa rsquo s workforce for the future rdquo The Bank rsquo s African Economic Outlook published annually since 2003 provides headline numbers on Africa rsquo s economic performance and outlook The quality of education and low literacy need to be addressed urgently nbsp The need for Africans to solve African problems in the context of Africa is critical the attendees heard Green Girls has provided more than 3 000 households with biogas and over 100 households with solar installations Ntumngia received the 2019 WWF International President rsquo s Youth award which recognizes people under the age of 30 that promote the cause and impact of nature conservation The panel also included Ivorian Minister of National Education Technical Education and Vocational Training Kandia Camara Eswatini rsquo s Deputy Minister of Education Mpendulo Dlamini and Dr Erik Berglof a professor and the Director of the Institute of Global Affairs London School of Economics and Political Science ldquo It rsquo s important that we focus on human capital development rdquo Camara said ldquo Free and universal education for both sexes hellip and we need to strengthen inter state and inter regional ties rdquo Sharing lessons from Eswatini an African success story in terms of education and which ranks higher than the world average in global harmonised test scores nbsp 1 nbsp Dlamini said his country had struggled to implement free and compulsory education The nation now reviews its education curriculum framework every three years to ensure it is meeting the needs of the people On the Bank rsquo s Coding for Employment Program which aims to create 25 million jobs by 2025 while also providing 50 million African youths with the skills needed to competitively navigate the workplace Ntumngia said ldquo teach them smart solutions rdquo Berglof commended the report for addressing a core issue on the continent mdash education training and skills gaps which affect youth labour productivity Professor Berglof called on governments and partners to work on the quality of education and the demand side ldquo How do we increase returns to education and develop the broader institutional environment and political stability rdquo he asked For Dr Jennifer Blanke Bank Vice President for Agriculture Human and Social Development and the panel rsquo s moderator the discussion underscored the need for African led solutions ldquo Africa is in an amazing position to seize the day rdquo she said 1 nbsp African Economic Outlook 2020 Highlights
    “Teach them smart solutions,” says out-of-the-box thinker Monique Ntumngia, founder of Green Girls, at 2020 African Economic Outlook launch
     African governments must foster innovation and provide hands on education solutions to young people if the continent is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets ldquo Reality on the ground and the statistics do not meet they are on parallel lines There rsquo s more of cram work in our educational system than actually getting us to think out of the box rdquo said Monique Ntumngia Cameroonian founder of ldquo Green Girls a social business that educates young women from rural communities in the use of renewable energy Ntumngia was speaking at a panel discussion held during the launch of the African Development Bank rsquo s African Economic Outlook 2020 nbsp https bit ly 36E1M08 on Thursday The discussion focused on the theme of this year rsquo s report ldquo Developing Africa rsquo s workforce for the future rdquo The Bank rsquo s African Economic Outlook published annually since 2003 provides headline numbers on Africa rsquo s economic performance and outlook The quality of education and low literacy need to be addressed urgently nbsp The need for Africans to solve African problems in the context of Africa is critical the attendees heard Green Girls has provided more than 3 000 households with biogas and over 100 households with solar installations Ntumngia received the 2019 WWF International President rsquo s Youth award which recognizes people under the age of 30 that promote the cause and impact of nature conservation The panel also included Ivorian Minister of National Education Technical Education and Vocational Training Kandia Camara Eswatini rsquo s Deputy Minister of Education Mpendulo Dlamini and Dr Erik Berglof a professor and the Director of the Institute of Global Affairs London School of Economics and Political Science ldquo It rsquo s important that we focus on human capital development rdquo Camara said ldquo Free and universal education for both sexes hellip and we need to strengthen inter state and inter regional ties rdquo Sharing lessons from Eswatini an African success story in terms of education and which ranks higher than the world average in global harmonised test scores nbsp 1 nbsp Dlamini said his country had struggled to implement free and compulsory education The nation now reviews its education curriculum framework every three years to ensure it is meeting the needs of the people On the Bank rsquo s Coding for Employment Program which aims to create 25 million jobs by 2025 while also providing 50 million African youths with the skills needed to competitively navigate the workplace Ntumngia said ldquo teach them smart solutions rdquo Berglof commended the report for addressing a core issue on the continent mdash education training and skills gaps which affect youth labour productivity Professor Berglof called on governments and partners to work on the quality of education and the demand side ldquo How do we increase returns to education and develop the broader institutional environment and political stability rdquo he asked For Dr Jennifer Blanke Bank Vice President for Agriculture Human and Social Development and the panel rsquo s moderator the discussion underscored the need for African led solutions ldquo Africa is in an amazing position to seize the day rdquo she said 1 nbsp African Economic Outlook 2020 Highlights
    “Teach them smart solutions,” says out-of-the-box thinker Monique Ntumngia, founder of Green Girls, at 2020 African Economic Outlook launch
    Africa3 years ago

    “Teach them smart solutions,” says out-of-the-box thinker Monique Ntumngia, founder of Green Girls, at 2020 African Economic Outlook launch


    African governments must foster innovation and provide hands-on education solutions to young people if the continent is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets.

    “Reality on the ground and the statistics do not meet, they are on parallel lines. There’s more of cram work in our educational system than actually getting us to think out of the box,” said Monique Ntumngia, Cameroonian founder of “Green Girls, a social business that educates young women from rural communities in the use of renewable energy.

    Ntumngia was speaking at a panel discussion held during the launch of the African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook 2020 (https://bit.ly/36E1M08) on Thursday. The discussion focused on the theme of this year’s report: “Developing Africa’s workforce for the future.” The Bank’s African Economic Outlook, published annually since 2003, provides headline numbers on Africa’s economic performance and outlook.

    The quality of education and low literacy need to be addressed urgently.  The need for Africans to solve African problems in the context of Africa, is critical, the attendees heard.

    Green Girls has provided more than 3,000 households with biogas and over 100 households with solar installations. Ntumngia received the 2019 WWF International President’s Youth award, which recognizes people under the age of 30 that promote the cause and impact of nature conservation.

    The panel also included Ivorian Minister of National Education, Technical Education and Vocational Training, Kandia Camara, Eswatini’s Deputy Minister of Education, Mpendulo Dlamini and Dr. Erik Berglof, a professor and the Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics and Political Science.

    “It’s important that we focus on human capital development,” Camara said. “Free and universal education for both sexes …and we need to strengthen inter-state and inter-regional ties.”

    Sharing lessons from Eswatini, an African success story in terms of education, and which ranks higher than the world average in global harmonised test scores, [1] Dlamini said his country had struggled to implement free and compulsory education. The nation now reviews its education curriculum framework every three years to ensure it is meeting the needs of the people.

    On the Bank’s Coding for Employment Program, which aims to create 25 million jobs by 2025 while also providing 50 million African youths with the skills needed to competitively navigate the workplace, Ntumngia said: “... teach them smart solutions.”

    Berglof commended the report for addressing a core issue on the continent— education, training and skills gaps, which affect youth labour productivity.

    Professor Berglof called on governments and partners to work on the quality of education and the demand side. “How do we increase returns to education...and develop the broader institutional environment and political stability?” he asked.

    For Dr. Jennifer Blanke, Bank Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, and the panel’s moderator, the discussion underscored the need for African-led solutions. “Africa is in an amazing position to seize the day,” she said.


    [1] African Economic Outlook 2020, Highlights

  •  The police in Katsina State has rescued six kidnapped teenage girls in Batsari Local Government Area of the state In a statement signed by its Spokesman SP Gambo Isah in Katsina on Thursday the police said the victims were kidnapped while working in a farm at Mata Mulki village of Batsari LGA Isah said that the police received a distress call at about 12 30 p m that unrepentant bandits armed with AK47 rifles kidnapped some girls working in a farm at Mata Mulki village The police spokesman further said that the Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Batsari swiftly moved to the area The team gave the hoodlums a hot chase into the forest and engaged them into a gun duel The bandits abandoned the victims and ran into the forest the police successfully rescued the six teenage girls he said Edited by Deji Abdulwahab Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Police rescue 6 kidnapped teenage girls in Katsina
     The police in Katsina State has rescued six kidnapped teenage girls in Batsari Local Government Area of the state In a statement signed by its Spokesman SP Gambo Isah in Katsina on Thursday the police said the victims were kidnapped while working in a farm at Mata Mulki village of Batsari LGA Isah said that the police received a distress call at about 12 30 p m that unrepentant bandits armed with AK47 rifles kidnapped some girls working in a farm at Mata Mulki village The police spokesman further said that the Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Batsari swiftly moved to the area The team gave the hoodlums a hot chase into the forest and engaged them into a gun duel The bandits abandoned the victims and ran into the forest the police successfully rescued the six teenage girls he said Edited by Deji Abdulwahab Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Police rescue 6 kidnapped teenage girls in Katsina
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Police rescue 6 kidnapped teenage girls in Katsina

    The police in Katsina State has rescued six kidnapped teenage girls in Batsari Local Government Area of the state.

    In a statement signed by its Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, in Katsina on Thursday, the police said the victims were kidnapped while working in a farm at Mata-Mulki village of Batsari LGA.

    Isah said that the police received a distress call at about 12.30 p.m. that unrepentant bandits armed with AK47 rifles kidnapped some girls working in a farm at Mata-Mulki village.

    The police spokesman further said that the Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Batsari swiftly moved to the area.

    “The team gave the hoodlums a hot chase into the forest and engaged them into a gun duel.

    “The bandits abandoned the victims and ran into the forest, the police successfully rescued the six teenage girls,” he said.

    Edited by: Deji Abdulwahab/Muhammad Suleiman Tola

  •  The police in Katsina State has rescued six kidnapped teenage girls in Batsari Local Government Area of the state In a statement signed by its Spokesman SP Gambo Isah in Katsina on Thursday the police said the victims were kidnapped while working in a farm at Mata Mulki village of Batsari LGA Isah said that the police received a distress call at about 12 30 p m that unrepentant bandits armed with AK47 rifles kidnapped some girls working in a farm at Mata Mulki village The police spokesman further said that the Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Batsari swiftly moved to the area The team gave the hoodlums a hot chase into the forest and engaged them into a gun duel The bandits abandoned the victims and ran into the forest the police successfully rescued the six teenage girls he said Edited by Deji Abdulwahab Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Police rescue 6 kidnapped teenage girls in Katsina
     The police in Katsina State has rescued six kidnapped teenage girls in Batsari Local Government Area of the state In a statement signed by its Spokesman SP Gambo Isah in Katsina on Thursday the police said the victims were kidnapped while working in a farm at Mata Mulki village of Batsari LGA Isah said that the police received a distress call at about 12 30 p m that unrepentant bandits armed with AK47 rifles kidnapped some girls working in a farm at Mata Mulki village The police spokesman further said that the Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Batsari swiftly moved to the area The team gave the hoodlums a hot chase into the forest and engaged them into a gun duel The bandits abandoned the victims and ran into the forest the police successfully rescued the six teenage girls he said Edited by Deji Abdulwahab Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Police rescue 6 kidnapped teenage girls in Katsina
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Police rescue 6 kidnapped teenage girls in Katsina

    The police in Katsina State has rescued six kidnapped teenage girls in Batsari Local Government Area of the state.

    In a statement signed by its Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, in Katsina on Thursday, the police said the victims were kidnapped while working in a farm at Mata-Mulki village of Batsari LGA.

    Isah said that the police received a distress call at about 12.30 p.m. that unrepentant bandits armed with AK47 rifles kidnapped some girls working in a farm at Mata-Mulki village.

    The police spokesman further said that the Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Batsari swiftly moved to the area.

    “The team gave the hoodlums a hot chase into the forest and engaged them into a gun duel.

    “The bandits abandoned the victims and ran into the forest, the police successfully rescued the six teenage girls,” he said.

    Edited by: Deji Abdulwahab/Muhammad Suleiman Tola

  •  Aid Foundation an NGO says it is building the capacity of young girls to effectively contest for political offices and appointments in Kaduna State Mr Emmanuel Bonet the Executive Director of the foundation made this known to the Nigeria News Agency in an interview in Kaduna on Tuesday According to Bonet the foundation is ready to empower young girls as its engagement of older women has not been very strategic He said the foundation has concluded plans to equip young girls with the needed skills on how to use civic technology to develop solutions to problems affecting the state According to him civic technology is the use of machinery to enable citizens participate in governance assist in delivering services and strengthen government ties with the public He said that this among others would be the focus of the foundation in 2020 in the area of youth development We want to prepare the youths particularly young girls not to only participate in governance but contribute in providing solutions to problems We want to focus on young girls because they have great potentials to tap from the political spaces being provided for women to contribute to state development In the next few years beginning from 2020 we will be empowering young girls build their capacity get them ready to fill political positions through elections and appointments he said He said that young girls have more potential if properly groomed and empowered early enough to actively participate in politics The executive director said that the girls would be empowered under the foundation s youth development programme with particular attention to civic technology He however said it was regrettable that some young girls are not taking advantage of technology based platforms to engage and provide solutions to societal problems Edited by Chinyere Bassey Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    NGO prepares young girls for political positions in Kaduna State
     Aid Foundation an NGO says it is building the capacity of young girls to effectively contest for political offices and appointments in Kaduna State Mr Emmanuel Bonet the Executive Director of the foundation made this known to the Nigeria News Agency in an interview in Kaduna on Tuesday According to Bonet the foundation is ready to empower young girls as its engagement of older women has not been very strategic He said the foundation has concluded plans to equip young girls with the needed skills on how to use civic technology to develop solutions to problems affecting the state According to him civic technology is the use of machinery to enable citizens participate in governance assist in delivering services and strengthen government ties with the public He said that this among others would be the focus of the foundation in 2020 in the area of youth development We want to prepare the youths particularly young girls not to only participate in governance but contribute in providing solutions to problems We want to focus on young girls because they have great potentials to tap from the political spaces being provided for women to contribute to state development In the next few years beginning from 2020 we will be empowering young girls build their capacity get them ready to fill political positions through elections and appointments he said He said that young girls have more potential if properly groomed and empowered early enough to actively participate in politics The executive director said that the girls would be empowered under the foundation s youth development programme with particular attention to civic technology He however said it was regrettable that some young girls are not taking advantage of technology based platforms to engage and provide solutions to societal problems Edited by Chinyere Bassey Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    NGO prepares young girls for political positions in Kaduna State
    Politics3 years ago

    NGO prepares young girls for political positions in Kaduna State

    Aid Foundation, an NGO, says it is building the capacity of young girls to effectively contest for political offices and appointments in Kaduna State.Mr Emmanuel Bonet, the Executive Director of the foundation, made this known to the Nigeria News Agency in an interview in Kaduna on Tuesday.According to Bonet, the foundation is ready to empower young girls as its engagement of older women has not been very strategic.He said the foundation has concluded plans to equip young girls with the needed skills on how to use civic technology to develop solutions to problems affecting the state.According to him, civic technology is the use of machinery to enable citizens participate in governance, assist in delivering services and strengthen government ties with the public.He said that this among others would be the focus of the foundation in 2020 in the area of youth development.“We want to prepare the youths, particularly young girls not to only participate in governance, but contribute in providing solutions to problems,“We want to focus on young girls because they have great potentials to tap from the political spaces being provided for women to contribute to state development.“In the next few years, beginning from 2020, we will be empowering young girls, build their capacity, get them ready to fill political positions through elections and appointments,’’ he said.He said that young girls have more potential if properly groomed and empowered early enough to actively participate in politics.The executive director said that the girls would be empowered under the foundation’s youth development programme, with particular attention to civic technology.He however said it was regrettable that some young girls are not taking advantage of technology-based platforms to engage and provide solutions to societal problems.Edited by: Chinyere Bassey/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

  •   The Principal Queen s College Lagos Dr Mrs Tokunbo Yakubu Oyinloye on Monday called on parents of its newly admitted students to join hands with management in moulding the girls into future leaders of repute Yakubu Oyinloye made the call at the matriculation ceremony for new intakes for the 2019 2020 academic session The Nigeria News Agency reports that a total of 350 JSS1 students and few others for JSS2 and SS1 took the matriculation oath at the ceremony She said that counselling and continuous admonishing were keys in achieving greatness and academic excellence I want parents of these new intakes especially to join hands with the college in moulding these young ones Ensure that their fees are also paid on time as well as provide them with all their needs and provide counselling and admonition as required Discipline and grooming of the child should be a joint effort between the school and the home You need to spend time with your children do not abandon them to the school Finally take time to pray for your children because unless the Lord builds a house the labourers build in vain she admonished The principal also advised the new students to be determined to put in their best in Queen s College to enable them to pass on a very brightly gleaming and brightly burning torch Yakubu Oyinloye lauded the efforts of the Federal Government in ensuring that the college continued to remain the flagship college for girls in the country She also expressed delight at the contribution of the old girls of the college over the years in a bid to ensure that their alma mata returned to its glory days Also speaking Mrs Modupe Adeyinka Oni Executive Director Standard Bearers School in Lekki urged the newly admitted students to ensure that they sustained the age long tradition of excellence the college was known for Adeyinka Oni also the guest speaker at the event urged the students to challenge themselves by thinking critically and come up with solutions to challenges of the digital age You must be prepared to always think out of the box as the future of work has changed and so you too must shift In all be focused disciplined within and outside the school learn to adapt be creative and show resilience she said Edited by Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Queen’s College principal urges parents to join hands in moulding the girls into future leaders of refute
      The Principal Queen s College Lagos Dr Mrs Tokunbo Yakubu Oyinloye on Monday called on parents of its newly admitted students to join hands with management in moulding the girls into future leaders of repute Yakubu Oyinloye made the call at the matriculation ceremony for new intakes for the 2019 2020 academic session The Nigeria News Agency reports that a total of 350 JSS1 students and few others for JSS2 and SS1 took the matriculation oath at the ceremony She said that counselling and continuous admonishing were keys in achieving greatness and academic excellence I want parents of these new intakes especially to join hands with the college in moulding these young ones Ensure that their fees are also paid on time as well as provide them with all their needs and provide counselling and admonition as required Discipline and grooming of the child should be a joint effort between the school and the home You need to spend time with your children do not abandon them to the school Finally take time to pray for your children because unless the Lord builds a house the labourers build in vain she admonished The principal also advised the new students to be determined to put in their best in Queen s College to enable them to pass on a very brightly gleaming and brightly burning torch Yakubu Oyinloye lauded the efforts of the Federal Government in ensuring that the college continued to remain the flagship college for girls in the country She also expressed delight at the contribution of the old girls of the college over the years in a bid to ensure that their alma mata returned to its glory days Also speaking Mrs Modupe Adeyinka Oni Executive Director Standard Bearers School in Lekki urged the newly admitted students to ensure that they sustained the age long tradition of excellence the college was known for Adeyinka Oni also the guest speaker at the event urged the students to challenge themselves by thinking critically and come up with solutions to challenges of the digital age You must be prepared to always think out of the box as the future of work has changed and so you too must shift In all be focused disciplined within and outside the school learn to adapt be creative and show resilience she said Edited by Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Queen’s College principal urges parents to join hands in moulding the girls into future leaders of refute
    General news3 years ago

    Queen’s College principal urges parents to join hands in moulding the girls into future leaders of refute

    The Principal, Queen’s College Lagos, Dr (Mrs) Tokunbo Yakubu-Oyinloye on Monday, called on parents of its newly admitted students to join hands with management in moulding the girls into future leaders of repute.

    Yakubu-Oyinloye made the call at the matriculation ceremony for new intakes for the 2019/2020 academic session.The Nigeria News Agency reports that a total of 350 JSS1 students and few others for JSS2 and SS1 took the matriculation oath at the ceremony.She said that counselling and continuous admonishing were keys in achieving greatness and academic excellence.“I want parents of these new intakes especially to join hands with the college in moulding these young ones.“Ensure that their fees are also paid on time as well as provide them with all their needs and provide counselling and admonition as required.“Discipline and grooming of the child should be a joint effort between the school and the home. You need to spend time with your children, do not abandon them to the school.“Finally, take time to pray for your children because unless the Lord builds a house, the labourers build in vain, ” she admonished.The principal also advised the new students to be determined to put in their best in Queen’s College to enable them to pass on a very brightly gleaming and brightly burning torch.Yakubu-Oyinloye lauded the efforts of the Federal Government in ensuring that the college continued to remain the flagship college for girls in the country.She also expressed delight at the contribution of the old girls of the college over the years, in a bid to ensure that their alma mata returned to its glory days.Also speaking, Mrs Modupe Adeyinka-Oni, Executive Director, Standard Bearers School in Lekki, urged the newly admitted students to ensure that they sustained the age-long tradition of excellence the college was known for.Adeyinka -Oni, also the guest speaker at the event, urged the students to challenge themselves by thinking critically and come up with solutions to challenges of the digital age.“You must be prepared to always think out of the box as the future of work has changed and so you too must shift.“In all, be focused, disciplined within and outside the school, learn to adapt, be creative and show resilience,” she said.Edited by: Wale Ojetimi
    (NAN)

  •  Class of 89 of the Federal Government Girls College FGGC Yola have passed a vote of confidence on Mrs Ngozi Saromi and her team to continue to stir the affairs of the old girls for another two years The Nigeria News Agency reports that the class exercised this franchise at the end of its 30th Anniversary celebrations and Reunion with the theme Greater Together in Abuja Saromi voluntarily accepted to take on the mantle of leadership after much pressure from her classmates who said she had performed creditably well to continue without elections I am humbled by the confidence my classmates the Class of 89 have in me that they want me to continue as their president I know is a daunting task but I must say it is worth doing It is not easy presiding over your mates that all come from different backgrounds tribes religion and culture it is a lot to contend with It is indeed humbling to be a leader because in the course of leading this class I learnt a lot of things and so now I am determined not to take anything for granted I have learned how to be patient I have learned diplomacy and negotiations These are skills I have acquired in the last two years and so will apply them in carrying out this assignment for the second time she said Saromi however promised to be true to herself and continue doing what brought her to the position and that is bringing together and uniting her classmates to achieve greater things together I will identify some of us who are a bit more influential than others and see how we can harness the resources that we have to pull up those who are at a disadvantage Sometime we have people among us who have a complex because they do not fit into a particular class in the society So going forward I will make sure that we bridge that gap and go back to the days when we were in Yola those days that we love for the sake of loving The FGGC Yola Class of 89 president projected how the association will look like in the next five years In the next five years I want to see the widows more empowered and contributing too to those who have challenges I want to see a stronger and more united class of 1989 set and also to see our love blossom as we continue to aim to be greater together she added Speaking with NAN a visibly excited National President of FGGC Yola Old Girls Association Ms Aisha Mohammed Hassan who is also a member of Class of 89 could not contain her happiness over the reunion and the anniversary celebrations Mohammed Hassan said it was a mixed feeling having to celebrate 30 years after secondary school and meeting many of your classmates for the first time after such a long period She said such feeling could not be easily expressed seeing that many that they started with had either died or could not be accounted for She however promised to ensure that those that were left continued to forge a bond and shared love in spite of life s many challenges as well as ensure that she united not just her set but the association as a whole Once there is a so much love there will be no problem in a society or organisation and I have so much love to share The support I have always enjoyed and the love I have for my sisters that made me to emerge as president general of this association is the same love I will give and even more Mohammed Hassan added NAN reports that part of activities to mark the event was the presentation of love gifts cash support to sisters with challenges and lighting of candles at a deceased sisters stand in honour of their memories Edited amp Vetted By Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    FGGC Yola old girls pass vote of confidence on Saromi
     Class of 89 of the Federal Government Girls College FGGC Yola have passed a vote of confidence on Mrs Ngozi Saromi and her team to continue to stir the affairs of the old girls for another two years The Nigeria News Agency reports that the class exercised this franchise at the end of its 30th Anniversary celebrations and Reunion with the theme Greater Together in Abuja Saromi voluntarily accepted to take on the mantle of leadership after much pressure from her classmates who said she had performed creditably well to continue without elections I am humbled by the confidence my classmates the Class of 89 have in me that they want me to continue as their president I know is a daunting task but I must say it is worth doing It is not easy presiding over your mates that all come from different backgrounds tribes religion and culture it is a lot to contend with It is indeed humbling to be a leader because in the course of leading this class I learnt a lot of things and so now I am determined not to take anything for granted I have learned how to be patient I have learned diplomacy and negotiations These are skills I have acquired in the last two years and so will apply them in carrying out this assignment for the second time she said Saromi however promised to be true to herself and continue doing what brought her to the position and that is bringing together and uniting her classmates to achieve greater things together I will identify some of us who are a bit more influential than others and see how we can harness the resources that we have to pull up those who are at a disadvantage Sometime we have people among us who have a complex because they do not fit into a particular class in the society So going forward I will make sure that we bridge that gap and go back to the days when we were in Yola those days that we love for the sake of loving The FGGC Yola Class of 89 president projected how the association will look like in the next five years In the next five years I want to see the widows more empowered and contributing too to those who have challenges I want to see a stronger and more united class of 1989 set and also to see our love blossom as we continue to aim to be greater together she added Speaking with NAN a visibly excited National President of FGGC Yola Old Girls Association Ms Aisha Mohammed Hassan who is also a member of Class of 89 could not contain her happiness over the reunion and the anniversary celebrations Mohammed Hassan said it was a mixed feeling having to celebrate 30 years after secondary school and meeting many of your classmates for the first time after such a long period She said such feeling could not be easily expressed seeing that many that they started with had either died or could not be accounted for She however promised to ensure that those that were left continued to forge a bond and shared love in spite of life s many challenges as well as ensure that she united not just her set but the association as a whole Once there is a so much love there will be no problem in a society or organisation and I have so much love to share The support I have always enjoyed and the love I have for my sisters that made me to emerge as president general of this association is the same love I will give and even more Mohammed Hassan added NAN reports that part of activities to mark the event was the presentation of love gifts cash support to sisters with challenges and lighting of candles at a deceased sisters stand in honour of their memories Edited amp Vetted By Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    FGGC Yola old girls pass vote of confidence on Saromi
    Education3 years ago

    FGGC Yola old girls pass vote of confidence on Saromi

    Class of 89 of the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Yola, have passed a vote of confidence on Mrs Ngozi Saromi, and her team to continue to stir the affairs of the old girls for another two years.

    The Nigeria News Agency , reports that the class exercised this franchise at the end of its 30th Anniversary celebrations and Reunion with the theme: “Greater Together’’, in Abuja.

    Saromi voluntarily accepted to take on the mantle of leadership after much pressure from her classmates, who said she had performed creditably well, to continue without elections.

    “I am humbled by the confidence my classmates, the Class of 89, have in me that they want me to continue as their president. I know is a daunting task, but I must say it is worth doing.

    “It is not easy presiding over your mates that all come from different backgrounds, tribes, religion and culture; it is a lot to contend with.

    “It is indeed humbling to be a leader because in the course of leading this class, I learnt a lot of things and so now I am determined not to take anything for granted.

    “I have learned how to be patient; I have learned diplomacy and negotiations. These are skills I have acquired in the last two years and so will apply them in carrying out this assignment for the second time,’’ she said.

    Saromi, however, promised to be true to herself and continue doing what brought her to the position; and that is bringing together and uniting her classmates to achieve greater things together.

    “I will identify some of us who are a bit more influential than others, and see how we can harness the resources that we have, to pull up those who are at a disadvantage.

    “Sometime, we have people among us who have a complex because they do not fit into a particular class in the society. So, going forward, I will make sure that we bridge that gap and go back to the days when we were in Yola; those days that we love for the sake of loving.

    The FGGC Yola Class of 89 president, projected how the association will look like in the next five years.

    “In the next five years, I want to see the widows more empowered and contributing too to those who have challenges.

    “I want to see a stronger and more united class of 1989 set, and also to see our love blossom as we continue to aim to be greater together,” she added.

    Speaking with NAN, a visibly excited National President of FGGC Yola Old Girls Association, Ms Aisha Mohammed-Hassan, who is also a member of Class of 89, could not contain her happiness over the reunion and the anniversary celebrations.

    Mohammed-Hassan said it was “a mixed feeling having to celebrate 30 years after secondary school and meeting many of your classmates for the first time after such a long period’’.

    She said such feeling could not be easily expressed seeing that many that they started with had either died or could not be accounted for.

    She, however, promised to ensure that those that were left continued to forge a bond and shared love in spite of life’s many challenges; as well as ensure that she united not just her set, but the association as a whole.

    “Once there is a so much love, there will be no problem in a society or organisation; and I have so much love to share.

    “The support I have always enjoyed, and the love I have for my sisters that made me to emerge as president general of this association, is the same love I will give and even more,’’ Mohammed-Hassan added.

    NAN reports that part of activities to mark the event was the presentation of love gifts (cash support) to sisters with challenges; and lighting of candles at a deceased sisters’ stand in honour of their memories.

    Edited & Vetted By: Nyisom Fiyigon Dore
    (NAN)

  •  Ex Chief of Army staff urges women girls to acquire skillsFormer Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Azubuike Ihejirika rtd has called on women and girls to take advantage of various skills acquisition programmes in the country to empower themselves economically He gave the advice on Saturday in Umuahia during the fundraising luncheon for completion of Skill Acquisition Centre by Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Women Association MOUAUWA Ihejirika who was the Chairman of the occasion also advised women and girls to strive to acquire skills irrespective of their fields of endeavours so as to make them less dependent on their male partners There is dignity in labour Those who apply their energy toward skills acquisition are better off he said He commended members of the MOUAUWA for their commitment in making women and girls empowerment their primary target He described the MOUAUWA Skills Acquisition Centre to empower women and girls in Nigeria as a laudable project adding that it would create an enabling environment for the empowerment and better future for Nigerian girls Nigeria News Agency reports that MOUAUWA is an association comprising the female staff of MOUAU which unites and protects the interests of women and girls within and around the university s host communities and the larger society In her address Mrs Bertha Otunta the President of MOUAUWA expressed delight that efforts to build an utra modern skills acquisition centre to empower women and girls had been yielding fruit According to her the MOUAUWA Women Girls Empowerment building has been roofed and plastared She said Let me remind us that Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike is the only agriculture specialised university in the whole of the South East and South South geopolitical regions It is our university and it therefore behooves on us all to play strong role in empowering women girls boys and even men in agriculture and other self empowering skills In addition the Skills Acquisition Centre we are building will help us generate income some of which we can set aside to help the less privileged who abound around us NAN reports that the week long event which started on Tuesday with an awareness walk also include vovelty match and welfare visit to St Vincent De Paul Centre for Mentally and Physically Challenged in Umuahia Edited amp Vetted By Dada Ahmed NAN
    Ex-Chief of Army staff urges women, girls to acquire skills
     Ex Chief of Army staff urges women girls to acquire skillsFormer Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Azubuike Ihejirika rtd has called on women and girls to take advantage of various skills acquisition programmes in the country to empower themselves economically He gave the advice on Saturday in Umuahia during the fundraising luncheon for completion of Skill Acquisition Centre by Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Women Association MOUAUWA Ihejirika who was the Chairman of the occasion also advised women and girls to strive to acquire skills irrespective of their fields of endeavours so as to make them less dependent on their male partners There is dignity in labour Those who apply their energy toward skills acquisition are better off he said He commended members of the MOUAUWA for their commitment in making women and girls empowerment their primary target He described the MOUAUWA Skills Acquisition Centre to empower women and girls in Nigeria as a laudable project adding that it would create an enabling environment for the empowerment and better future for Nigerian girls Nigeria News Agency reports that MOUAUWA is an association comprising the female staff of MOUAU which unites and protects the interests of women and girls within and around the university s host communities and the larger society In her address Mrs Bertha Otunta the President of MOUAUWA expressed delight that efforts to build an utra modern skills acquisition centre to empower women and girls had been yielding fruit According to her the MOUAUWA Women Girls Empowerment building has been roofed and plastared She said Let me remind us that Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike is the only agriculture specialised university in the whole of the South East and South South geopolitical regions It is our university and it therefore behooves on us all to play strong role in empowering women girls boys and even men in agriculture and other self empowering skills In addition the Skills Acquisition Centre we are building will help us generate income some of which we can set aside to help the less privileged who abound around us NAN reports that the week long event which started on Tuesday with an awareness walk also include vovelty match and welfare visit to St Vincent De Paul Centre for Mentally and Physically Challenged in Umuahia Edited amp Vetted By Dada Ahmed NAN
    Ex-Chief of Army staff urges women, girls to acquire skills
    Economy3 years ago

    Ex-Chief of Army staff urges women, girls to acquire skills

    Ex-Chief of Army staff urges women, girls to acquire skills

    Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), has called on women and girls to take advantage of various skills acquisition programmes in the country to empower themselves economically.He gave the advice on Saturday in Umuahia during the fundraising/ luncheon for completion of Skill Acquisition Centre by Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Women Association (MOUAUWA).Ihejirika, who was the Chairman of the occasion, also advised women and girls to strive to acquire skills, irrespective of their fields of endeavours, so as to make them less dependent on their male partners.“There is dignity in labour.Those who apply their energy toward skills acquisition are better off,” he said.He commended members of the MOUAUWA for their commitment in making women and girls empowerment their primary target.He described the MOUAUWA Skills Acquisition Centre, to empower women and girls in Nigeria, as a laudable project, adding that it would create an enabling environment for the empowerment and better future for Nigerian girls.Nigeria News Agency reports that MOUAUWA is an association comprising the female staff of MOUAU which unites and protects the interests of women and girls within and around the university’s host communities and the larger society.

    In her address, Mrs Bertha Otunta, the President of MOUAUWA, expressed delight that efforts to build an utra modern skills acquisition centre, to empower women and girls, had been yielding fruit.

    According to her, the MOUAUWA Women/Girls Empowerment building has been roofed and plastared.

    She said, “Let me remind us that Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike is the only agriculture specialised university in the whole of the South-East and South-South geopolitical regions.“It is our university and it therefore behooves on us all to play strong role in empowering women, girls, boys and even men in agriculture and other self-empowering skills.“In addition, the Skills Acquisition Centre we are building will help us generate income, some of which we can set aside to help the less privileged who abound around us.NAN reports that the week-long event which started on Tuesday, with an awareness walk,  also include vovelty match and welfare visit to St. Vincent De Paul Centre for Mentally and Physically Challenged in Umuahia.Edited & Vetted By: Dada Ahmed
    (NAN)