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Huawei To Help Nurture Local ICT Talents in Nigeria

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According to reports, Chinese technology firm Huawei has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian government to assist the country in nurturing its local talents in information and communications technology (ICT).

The ICT solutions provider, while signing the agreement with the Nigerian government on Tuesday, said it aims to promote knowledge transfer, improve people’s interest in and understanding of the telecom industry through its “Seeds For The Future” initiative.

The agreement will give Nigerian government officials the benefit of partaking in the “Seeds For The Future” program, Huawei’s flagship corporate social responsibility project since 2008, the ICT firm said in a statement released in Abuja.

The company is launching the program for Africa’s most populous country at a time the Nigerian government is pushing hard to deepen ICT uptake, penetration and use, especially through discovering and training of young talents and government officials in ICT-related areas who are viewed as the hope of the country’s future.

Nigeria, with a population of over 170 million people, shows demographics of young population of around 50 percent.

Huawei said it is desirous of promoting the ICT industry for the development of Nigeria through innovation and self-reliance for development.

Commenting on the MoU signing, secretary to the Nigerian government, Babachir David Lawal, said the authorities recognise the acquisition and development of ICT skills as a major contributor to the success so far achieved in the ongoing fight against corruption, insecurity and insurgency.

It is also a major employment enabler and wealth generator for the teaming masses of unemployed Nigeria youths. I will therefore wish to assure Huawei of government’s unflinching support for the success of this program and that the government is indeed very grateful,” he added.

Last April, 20 young Nigerians were sent to China to participate in “Seeds For The Future” (students) program during the first state visit to China of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ten Nigerian officials have been selected to participate in another batch of the program in China, designed particularly for officials.

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#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has expressed that the nationwide #EndSARS protests across the country were politically motivated.

Bello made the statement when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday.

Bello said the protest was sponsored by politicians who are benefitting from the disruptions caused by the demonstrations across the country.

The governor said Nigerians do not need a soothsayer to tell them that the protests had a political undertone even after the government agreed to the demands of the agitators.

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“Dear Nigerians, let me tell you, what is happening today, this so-called #EndSARS is politically motivated,” he said.

“Whether anybody says it or not, I am saying it once again and you can quote me anywhere, anyday and I will prove it to you.

“Why will you demand five items and you and granted and you refuse to take it.. which struggle, agitation or uprising across the world has ever succeeded without leadership?.

“100 per cent, I agree (with the agitations of the protesters) but if you look at what is happening today, you will have no option than to classify it as politically motivated”.

According to him, it is a “ploy to set we the youths of this country against one another.”

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja has been reportedly attacked by some hoodlums.

According to reports, the orientation camp was invaded in the early hour of Tuesday, October 27.

It was reported that the hoodlums upon arriving at the NYSC camp at about 9 am today, blocked the major roads, and ordered motorists to follow another route.

Also Read: Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

According to reports, the hoodlums were seen with mattresses, plastic chairs, rice, groundnut oil, and other items walking around the camp.

Military and police officers have cordoned off the area and there have been shooting there. A military helicopter is reportedly hovering around the area.

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‘You Cannot Gag The Press’ -Fani-Kayode Reacts To NBC Fine On Media Houses

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‘You Are A Dictator, Sociopathic Disgrace’ – Fani-Kayode Attacks Buhari
'You Cannot Gag The Press' -Fani-Kayode Reacts To NBC Fine On Media Houses

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Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed the National Broadcasting Commission for punishing ARISE TV, Channels Television, and Africa Independent Television (AIT) over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.

Recall that on Monday, the regulatory body fined each station N3 million for alleged violation of broadcasting codes for broadcasting footages obtained on the Lekki shooting by soldiers from unverified and unauthenticated social media sources.

Also Read: Nigerian Lawyer, Adegboruwa reacts to Fashola’s ‘discovery’ of camera at Lekki tollgate

Reacting to this development, Fani-Kayode stated that NBC’s move was an indicator that President Muhammadu Buhari is a “dictator and a fascist.”

He wrote:

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