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Electoral Bills: Okowa Shows Optimism And Confidence On Presidency

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa expressed optimism that the Electoral Bill will be signed by President Muhammadu Buhari this time — and said that the refusal to sign it before the 2019 general elections was political.

Governor Okowa said this at a Town Hall meeting with representatives of #ENDSARS, civil society groups, students, social groups, community youth leaders and other stakeholders in the Delta North Senatorial District.

“We need to re-work our electoral processes. In 2019, the electoral amendment wasn’t signed because of politics. I am sure that it will be signed this time. Hence, as young people, you must get organized so that you too can be a part of the governance process,” he stated.

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Check Point Software for tomorrow Web Designers Day – May 31st, 2024.

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The Intersection of Web Design and Cyber Security

One of the primary responsibilities of web designers is to ensure that the websites they create safeguard user data. With the rise of eCommerce, social media, and online services, users are required to provide personal information. Designers must incorporate security measures to protect this sensitive data from breaches and theft.

Tomorrow May 31st, being Web Designer Day, it is important that we understand how these motivations highlight the critical importance of incorporating robust cyber security measures in web design. By doing so, web designers can help protect businesses from the myriad threats posed by cybercriminals – In today’s digital age, where cyber threats are increasingly sophisticated, integrating cyber security into web design is not just an option, it is a necessity.

Here are a few tips web designers can integrate cyber security:

Secure Coding Practices: Secure coding, also known…

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Chidoka Announced Payment of School Fees of 530 Students in Anambra State

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……Offers Free JAMB CBT Training for SS2 and SS3 Students

 

The Chidoka family, under the Nneka Chidoka Outreach Program (NCOP), has announced payment of the first term 2024/2025 school fees for over 500 students at St. Andrews Primary and Secondary School as well as free JAMB CBT training for all SS2 and SS3 students in Obosi, Anambra State

This initiative was announced by Chief Osita Chidoka, speaking on behalf of the family, during the first memorial service of their late mother, Deaconess Victoria Nneka Chidoka, at St. Andrews Anglican Church, Obosi last Sunday.

Additionally, the Chidoka family announced the expansion of the Nneka Chidoka Outreach Program’s (NCOP) ongoing cancer screening and awareness campaign in Enugu and Anambra States to other states across the country’s six geopolitical zones. The current program has, so far, facilitated cancer screenings for over 2,000 individuals and surgical interventions for about 50 persons at various stages of diagnosis.

Chief…

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Nigeria Showcases Digital Social Investments at APRA 2024

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Various digital social investments in Nigeria, through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) were on showcase at the just-concluded 35th annual conference of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Through a presentation by the Head of Media Management Relations at the NCC, Dr. Omoniyi Ibietan, who later emerged as the Secretary-General of APRA after an election at the event which took place from 13th to 17th May, 2024, participants had a glean into some of the digital social investments and infrastructure expansion happening in Nigeria, through regulatory efficiency of the Commission.

In his presentation with the title: “Digital Inclusion as Arbiter of Accessible PR: A Case of the Nigerian Communications Commission,” Ibietan highlighted some 36 initiatives of the Commission within and beyond its immediate regulatory mandate, implemented to promote infrastructure expansion, support SMEs, empower educational institutions, advance innovation and promote digital up-skilling of Nigerian youths.

These include the Advanced…

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Minister of Information Congratulates Newly Elected APRA Executives

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The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has felicitated the newly elected Executive Council of the African Public Relations Association (APRA), elected at the 35th APRA Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from May 13- 18, 2024.

Mohammed Idris, also a Fellow of APRA, acknowledged the significance of the election for the advancement of public relations across Africa, adding that while it is a pivotal moment for APRA, the collective expertise, and leadership of the newly elected Executive Council would be instrumental in attaining the long-term vision of the association.

The new APRA Executive Council comprises Arik Karani from Kenya as President, Dr. Michele Mekeme from Cameroon as Vice President, and Dr. Omoniyi Ibietan from Nigeria as Secretary-General.

Idris urged the new Executive Council to “continue the trajectory of reforms in APRA,” stressing the importance of expanding the democratic space by encouraging…

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AgriPro Connect, Incubated at Start Innovation Hub, Secures First Runner-Up Position at USPF Changemaker Challenge

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Start Innovation Hub is proud to announce that AgriPro Connect, a venture nurtured within its ecosystem, has achieved the First Runner-Up position at the esteemed USPF Changemaker Challenge.

Youth Hanson, representing Start Innovation Hub, expressed exhilaration at AgriPro Connect’s success, stating, “We are thrilled to announce that AgriPro Connect, a team stemming from StartHub Women, has secured the First Runner-Up position at the #USPFChangemakerChallenge!”

The USPF Changemaker Challenge, convened by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), serves as a platform to recognize and support innovative initiatives aimed at bridging the digital divide. AgriPro Connect’s achievement underscores its commitment to revolutionizing agriculture through the integration of advanced technology and expertise to empower farmers.

Youth Hanson extended gratitude to the USPF and NCC for the invaluable opportunity and acknowledged the unwavering dedication of the AgriPro Connect team, the…

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NITDA and Nigerian Army Explore Collaborative Efforts for Digital Transformation

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The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, recently welcomed Major General ZL Abubakar, Chief of Army Transformation and Innovation, and his team to the agency’s corporate headquarters. The meeting aimed to explore potential areas of collaboration between NITDA and the Nigerian Army.

Discussions focused on establishing a strong foundation for digital transformation by developing innovative solutions and tools to enhance peace and security in Nigeria. This initiative is geared towards leveraging technology to address national security challenges effectively.

Representing the DG, Mr. Oladejo Olawumi, Director of the ITIS Department, emphasized that the collaboration will primarily concentrate on capacity building and research. This partnership aligns perfectly with the Presidential priority areas, particularly the emphasis on strengthening national security.

Mr. Olawumi highlighted the significance of this collaboration, noting that it will pave the way for integrating advanced digital technologies into national security operations. Both parties expressed their…

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2024 RegTech Africa Conference and Awards: NITDA Advocates for Data Trust and Partnerships for Africa’s Prosperity

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At the 2024 RegTech Africa Conference and Awards in Lagos, Dr. Aristotle Onumo, Director of Corporate Planning and Strategy, represented the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, delivered a keynote address titled “Harnessing Partnerships for Africa’s Prosperity: Bridging the Data Trust Gap.”

In his address, Dr. Onumo highlighted NITDA’s Strategy Roadmap and Action Plan 2.0, which aims to digitally empower Nigeria through inclusive economic growth and technological innovation, aligning with the President’s Renewed Hope Agenda. The speech underscored the importance of partnerships in bridging the data trust gap, urging stakeholders to collaborate, prioritize transparency, and embrace accountability to unlock the transformative potential of data for Africa’s prosperity.

Dr. Onumo emphasized the crucial role of data in driving innovation, inclusive economic growth, and sustainable development. He envisioned a future where data serves as a catalyst for these goals and encouraged all participants to work together…

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MainOne Representatives Participate in International Telecoms Week 2024

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MainOne is proud to announce the successful participation of its key executives in the International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2024, held last week in Washington, D.C. Representing MainOne at this prestigious event were Dolly Onah, Head of Service Providers; Oluwasayo Oshadami, Head of Technical Solutions & Managed Services; and Theophile Yeboua, Regional Sales Manager for Côte d’Ivoire.

The week was marked by insightful discussions, the forging of valuable connections, and the opportunity to reconnect with partners. MainOne’s presence at ITW 2024 underscores our unwavering commitment to driving digital transformation across West Africa.

“Our participation in ITW 2024 has been incredibly fruitful. It has provided us with a platform to showcase our innovative solutions and reinforce our dedication to enhancing digital infrastructure in the region,” said Dolly Onah. “We look forward to leveraging the insights and connections gained from this event to further our mission.”

MainOne remains at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge technical…

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