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Huawei to Send 10 Nigerians to China for ICT Empowerment



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  • Huawei to Send 10 Nigerians to China for ICT Empowerment

In a bid to bring first class technical training on information and communication technology (ICT) to teeming Nigerian youths, Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited has said it will send 10 out of the best participants selected from the 1,345 students for further studies in China, in the ongoing ICT for Change Programme.

The empowerment training programme is in line with government’s youth and student development and job creation which is seemingly in direct response to President Buhari’s drive to empower and encourage young Nigerians.

According to the company, “We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Government of Nigeria on a ICT for Change Programme.

“The training officially kick- started on the 10th of November 2016 and so far One thousand three hundred and Forty Five (1.345) youths have completed the programme. A total number of 15 batches of trainings were held in Abuja and Lagos training centres of Huawei.”

According to a statement released by the company, 10 out of the best 40 participants will be selected from the 1,345 participants of the ongoing ICT for Change program.

“The 10 best students would proceed for further studies in the People’s Republic of China on an empowerment programme designed for graduates of Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science, ICT, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and other ICT related courses.”

The training programme, Huawei disclosed, featured experienced trainers, who explored various means of training delivery.

One of the participants, who spoke with us immediately after the test,Miss. Benson Eyalenya, said, the language (Chinese) was also huge motivator aside attaining further studies on ICT as she set to learn to communicate in Chinese whilst studying if she is among the participants that will make the the final list.

Eyalenya urged the Nigerian government to lay more emphasis on information and communication technology (ICT)by ensuring that those at the grassroots have knowledge and understanding of the computer world.

She said: “It will be nice if it can be possible right from tender age because, you see an adult that says he cannot handle computer because of lack of exposure. If can be possible, every government schools be ICT compliance because, private school students are the ones that enjoy these benefits. Government schools should be of benefit as well so that we can align at the same level because, the children are the future of Nigeria.”

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Siemens Energy Nigeria Appoints Seun Suleiman as Managing Director




Seun Suleiman is the New Managing Director of Siemens Energy Nigeria

Mr. Seun Suleiman is the new managing director of Siemens Energy Nigeria, the company announced on Wednesday.

According to the statement released by the energy company, Suleiman will be responsible for the entire management of operations and decisions on business policies and corporate strategy.

Commenting on his appointment, Suleiman said, “It is an absolute honor to lead the business for Siemens Energy Nigeria and I look forward to delivering on the brand’s promise of excellence.

Suleiman joined Siemens Energy in 2014, bringing over 15 years’ experience and deep expertise in the private sector across Europe and West Africa.

The statement said, “He is an accomplished business strategist and success-driven leader with strong business acumen. Suleiman has also been a core member of the executive management team at Siemens Energy serving in roles as Sales Director West Africa – Service Distributed Generation Oil & Gas and Vice President Service & Digital.

“Prior to this, he also held various functional and managerial positions with ABB Ltd UK, ABBNG Nigeria, Schneider Electric Nigeria and Dresser-Rand Nigeria Ltd.

It added that Suleiman was experienced in establishing operational excellence with specific competence in the power, oil and gas sectors.

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FG Reopens Osubi Airport Warri for Daylight Operations




FG Reopens Osubi Airport Warri for Daylight Operations

The Federal Government on Monday said the Osubi Airport in Warri has been reopened for daylight operations.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Siriki, disclosed this in a tweet.

The airport was closed in February 2020 over mismanagement and debt allegation involving aviation service providers and airport management.

However, Oberuakpefe Afe, a lawmaker representing Okpe/Sapeie/vaie federal constituency, recently moved a motion for the Federal Government through the ministry of aviation and relevant authorities to reopen the airport for flight operations.

On Monday, Hadi Siriki said “I have just approved the reopening of Osubi Airport Warri, for daylight operations in VFR conditions, subject to all procedures, practices and protocols, including COVID-19, strictly being observed. There will not be need for local approvals henceforth.

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Nigerian Brand, JR Farms Acquires 11% Stake in Rwandan Firm




Nigerian Brand, JR Farms Acquires 11% Stake in Rwandan Firm

JR Firms, an agribusiness firm with headquarters in Nigeria, has announced partnership with Sanit Wing Rwanda through the acquisition of 11 per cent stake in the company.

The CEO of the company, Mr Rotimi Olawale, explained in a statement that the partnership was in furtherance of its goals to ensure food security, create decent jobs and raise the next generation of agrarian leaders in Africa.

The stake was acquired through Green Agribusiness Fund, an initiative of JR Farms designed to invest in youth-led agribusinesses across Africa.

Sanit Wing Rwanda is an agro-processing company that processes avocado oil and cosmetics that are natural, quality, affordable, reliable and viable.

The vision of the company is to become the leading producers of best quality avocado and avocado by-products in Africa by creating value across the avocado value chain.

With focus on bringing together over 20,000 professional Avocado farmers on board and planting of three million avocado trees by 2025 through contract farming, the company currently works with One Acre Fund in supply of avocado to its processing facility.

The products of the company which include avocado oil, skin care (SANTAVO), hair cream and soap are being sold locally and exported to regional market in Kenya.

With the new partnership with JR Farms- the products of the company will enjoy more access to markets focusing on Africa and the European Union by leveraging on partnerships and trade windows available.

Aside funding, the partnership comes with project support in areas of market exposure, capacity building, exposure and other thematic support to grow the business over the next four years.

JR Farms has agribusiness operations in Nigeria, Rwanda, United States and Zambia respectively.

In Nigeria, the company deals in cassava value chain processing cassava to national staple “garri” which is consumed by over 80 million Nigerians on daily basis, while in Rwanda, it works in the coffee value chain with over 4,000 coffee farmers spread across the East Central African country.

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