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Media personality, Debola Williams appointed ‘Youngest Global Champion’ by United Nations Generation Unlimited
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Media personality, Debola Williams appointed ‘Youngest Global Champion’ by United Nations Generation Unlimited

Chief Executive Officer of RED For Africa, Debola Williams has become the "youngest global champion" following his recent appointment by United Nations Generation Unlimited. Prior to Debola's appointment, President Uhuru Kenyatta, Vera Songwe, Tsitsi Masiyiwa have been honored with same position. The statement read in parts; “Williams also joins GenU leaders such as the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame; President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta; First Vice President of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell Barr; African Union’s Moussa Faki Mahamat, and others to steer the United Nations Generation Unlimited vision as a Global Champion." Speaking at the launch of the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge for Nigeria in Lagos where he was first introduced, the 34-year-old media personality remin...
Google Launches First Developer Space In Nigeria
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Google Launches First Developer Space In Nigeria

Google has been known over the years for its numerous innovations all over the world. The company keeps expanding and staying ahead of many others by touching the lives of many. Yesterday, Google launched its first developer space in Nigeria. According to the Director, Leading Google Business in West Africa, Juliet Ehimuan, She said... "This space, in addition to housing our Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, will be used for developer training and meetings, innovation, research and startup programs, as well as carrying out our commitment to empowering people through digital skills training." "The Google Developers Space is part of our commitment to fostering vibrancy on the digital technology space and supporting innovation and learning in Nigeria and ultimately, ...
If You’re not Corrupt, Declare your Assets – PDP tells Buhari
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If You’re not Corrupt, Declare your Assets – PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has challenged President Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to publicly declare their assets to prove to Nigerians and the world that they are not corrupt. The main opposition party also asked the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to make public their assets to convince Nigerians. The PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, in a statement on Friday said, “We are of the opinion that President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, should declare openly their assets to allow Nigerians to further see how much wealth they have acquired since joining government. ...
Future Assured At 3: Aisha Buhari Vows To Do More
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Future Assured At 3: Aisha Buhari Vows To Do More

Wife of the President, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to continue championing the cause of women and children. She made the pledge during an event to mark the 3rd anniversary of the Future Assured Programme at the Banquet Hall of the State House on Saturday 27th October, 2018. Mrs. Buhari was happy that the programme has made such giant strides in such a short time, and thanked partners that have made it possible. She spoke of the programme’s engagement in addressing the deteriorating health status of women, youth and children, working to reduce the rate of maternal, neonatal and child mortality. She quoted nutrition, lack of health education, lack of clean drinking water and poverty as the culprits; leading the programme to provide clean drinking water, nutrition supp...
JAMB Remits N7.8bn as Examination Surplus
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JAMB Remits N7.8bn as Examination Surplus

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has remitted another N7.8 billion to the Federal Government. The board’s Head, Media, and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made this known on Sunday in Lagos. According to him, the board has planned to remit the amount as surplus to the Federal Government as was done in 2017. Benjamin said that the amount was the surplus generated from the conduct of the board’s 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). “However, the government in its magnanimity, graciously directed that we remit about N5.6 billion and use the balance for the restructuring of the board’s headquarters to meet up with its international status. “We, therefore, want to appreciate the governing board of JAMB led by Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe for the trem...
Stephen Keshi Stadium In Asaba Nears Completion As It Gets CAA Pass Mark (Photos)
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Stephen Keshi Stadium In Asaba Nears Completion As It Gets CAA Pass Mark (Photos)

Confederation of African Athletics, CAA inspection team has given the facilities of the Stephen Keshi Stadium a pass mark after they accessed the venue for 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta State. CAA vice president, Gungaram Gerard Vivian and Lamine Faty – Chief Executive Officer of the African Athletics body were both on the ground to ascertain Nigeria’s readiness for the biennial championship. After an extensive exercise, the CAA officials expressed great satisfaction with what was on the ground; noting that the equipment already in place are not only new but they are the required standard for the African championship. The CAA officials were taken round by the Head of Technical for Asaba 2018, Yussuf Alli who explained in detail the innovations bei...
Governor Rauf Aregbesola Swears In Commissioners & S.A
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Governor Rauf Aregbesola Swears In Commissioners & S.A

The governor of Osun state Rauf Aregbesola has sworn in New commissioners and Special advisers that will pilot the affairs of the state with him . Below are the names and their portfolios gathered by Amiloaded correspondent Bola ilori - Commissioner for Regional Integration Remi omowaiye - Commissioner For innovations, science and technology Ajibola Basiru - Attorney general and Commissioner for justice Alimi Kalapo local govt and chieftaincy affairs AdeLani Baderinwa - Commissioner for information and strategy Biyi Odunlade Commissuoner for Home affairs and special needs Dr Rafiu Isamotu - Commissioner for Health Bola oyebamiji - commissioner for finance Yunusa Olalekan - Commissioner for Economic planning and Budget Ismailia Alagbada - commerce, cooperative and empowerment Fo...
Unilorin, ABUAD To Develop Medicinal Rice
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Unilorin, ABUAD To Develop Medicinal Rice

Scientists at the University of Ilorin and their counterparts at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), are finalising arrangements to develop an improved rice variety with medicinal potentials against cancer. A report in the University of Ilorin Bulletin on Monday stated that this was the outcome of the collaboration between the two institutions for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Feb. 2. According to the report, the N50 million project would be carried out over a four-year period and expected to be funded from the National Research Fund of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET-Fund). It said that the project was aimed at enhancing the well-being of rice farmers and improving the health conditions of consumers in the country. “The main research co...

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