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FG Collaborating With Investors To Improve Digital Sector – Osinbajo   By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah, Abuja     Just as global social media and technology giant, Facebook was informing the Federal Government about its decision to open a Nigerian office in Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has restated the determination of the Buhari administration to keep boosting the nation’s technology sector and digital economy.  According to a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Friday during a fireside chat with Facebook’s Vice President on Global Affairs and Communications, former UK Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Nick Clegg. The chat focused on the digital economic pillar of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan, NESP.  Clegg and other Facebook officials, including Ebele Okobi, Facebook’s Head of Public Policy, Africa, had informed the Vice President about the decision to open its second African office in Lagos before the end of the year.  It would be recalled that a delegation of the Federal Government led by the VP including the Communications & Digital Economy Minister, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, had visited Silicon Valley in 2018 and one of the issues on the table then was how such global tech giants like Facebook could have full representation in the country, including a Nigerian office.  According to the Vice President, during the fireside chat on Friday, the focus of the Nigerian government on the digital sector is crucial in various socio-economic aspect of national life, from education, e-commerce, social investment programmes to the activities of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government.  Meanwhile, the vice president has said teaching young people that there are huge rewards from creativity, innovation with a culture of integrity in business and personal life, coupled with hardwork and diligence, is the foundation of a good and prosperous society.  Vice President Osinbajo, in a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande, stated this yesterday  while delivering the keynote address at the 111th Founders’ Day Lecture of King’s College, Lagos.  According to Prof. Osinbajo “when people are nurtured in the notion that rent-seeking or the prebendal capture of wealth or benefit by access to power is the path to success, then the society will not prosper. A few will capture all the resources, everyone else will be poor or on their way there.”  He stated that Nigerians are gifted with attributes of confidence, resilience and mental acuity that is by any standard, exceptional, adding that this is best demonstrated in how “we excel even in other countries in sciences, medicine and even politics.
FG Collaborating With Investors To Improve Digital Sector – Osinbajo By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah, Abuja Just as global social media and technology giant, Facebook was informing the Federal Government about its decision to open a Nigerian office in Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has restated the determination of the Buhari administration to keep boosting the nation’s technology sector and digital economy. According to a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Friday during a fireside chat with Facebook’s Vice President on Global Affairs and Communications, former UK Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Nick Clegg. The chat focused on the digital economic pillar of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan, NESP. Clegg and other Facebook officials, including Ebele Okobi, Facebook’s Head of Public Policy, Africa, had informed the Vice President about the decision to open its second African office in Lagos before the end of the year. It would be recalled that a delegation of the Federal Government led by the VP including the Communications & Digital Economy Minister, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, had visited Silicon Valley in 2018 and one of the issues on the table then was how such global tech giants like Facebook could have full representation in the country, including a Nigerian office. According to the Vice President, during the fireside chat on Friday, the focus of the Nigerian government on the digital sector is crucial in various socio-economic aspect of national life, from education, e-commerce, social investment programmes to the activities of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government. Meanwhile, the vice president has said teaching young people that there are huge rewards from creativity, innovation with a culture of integrity in business and personal life, coupled with hardwork and diligence, is the foundation of a good and prosperous society. Vice President Osinbajo, in a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande, stated this yesterday while delivering the keynote address at the 111th Founders’ Day Lecture of King’s College, Lagos. According to Prof. Osinbajo “when people are nurtured in the notion that rent-seeking or the prebendal capture of wealth or benefit by access to power is the path to success, then the society will not prosper. A few will capture all the resources, everyone else will be poor or on their way there.” He stated that Nigerians are gifted with attributes of confidence, resilience and mental acuity that is by any standard, exceptional, adding that this is best demonstrated in how “we excel even in other countries in sciences, medicine and even politics.

Just as global social media and technology giant, Facebook was informing the Federal Government about its decision to open a Nigerian office in Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has restated the determination of the Buhari administration to keep boosting the nation’s technology sector and digital economy. According to a statement by his spokesman, Laolu […]

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New Video: Fireboy DML – Friday Feeling

Off his recently-released album “Apollo“, Fireboy DML is out with the visuals for “Friday Feeling“. The 17-track album features stars like Wande Coal on the track “Spell“, Olamide on “Afar” and D Smoke on “Champ“. The album “Apollo” was executive produced by YBNL CEO and recording artist Olamide. Producers who worked on the album include Pheelz, Type A, iamBeatz and P.Priime. For Fireboy, this album is about […]

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[Video] Fireboy DML – “Friday Feeling”

YBNL premieres the music video for the Fireboy DML song – “Friday Feeling” Fast rising Nigerian and African Afro-life artiste Fireboy DML releases the official music video for the track ‘Friday Feeling‘, taken off his newly released Album – ‘APOLLO‘ which currently the second trending album in the country. “Friday Feeling” produced by Pheelz talks […]

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Simi To Release First Single “No Longer Beneficial” Off New EP “Restless II” On Friday

Nigerian singer, Simi has announced that her first single “No Longer Beneficial” would be released this Friday. It would be recalled that a few months ago, just before she gave birth, Simi shared a video of her husband, Adekunle Gold encouraging her to drop an EP called “Restless II“. The EP judging from Adekunle’s hype […]

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NiMet predicts thundery, cloudy weather conditions Friday to Sunday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted thundery and cloudy weather conditions from Friday to Sunday. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Wednesday in Abuja predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi, Taraba, Southern Borno, Gombe, and Adamawa in the morning hours. According to the […]

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Falz The Bahd Guy is Back With New Music This Friday!

After his long break since ‘Bop Daddy’, and Safe Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz The Bahd Guy is back with new music, ‘Trouser’. Falz The Bahd Guy The socio-political conscious rapper and actor who recently launched his movie production studio and presently featured in his newly launched series, Therapy, announced the new release which […]

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Cynthia Morgan Finally Dropping New Music, Hustle, This Friday!

After months of planning her come back after the hiatus from the music industry, Cynthia Morgan has finally announced the date for new music, Hustle. Cynthia Morgan The dancehall star dropped the date on her social as she announced she’ll be dropping ‘Hustle’ on the 21st of August along with other artistes such as Falz […]

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COVID-19: Ekiti mosques to reopen Friday, says NSCIA

By Rotimi Ojomoyela – Ado-Ekiti The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has ordered mosques to reopen for services Friday across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti state. The council, however, insisted that only the mosques that have met all the conditions, which including fumigation of premises, provision of infrared thermometer, sanitizers, handwashing […]

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Get Entertained with Fidelity Weekly on all things Music, Fashion, & Relationships – Catch Up on the First Episode this Friday

If you’re anything like us at Fidelity Bank, you’ve probably spent a lot of time watching YouTube videos over the past couple of months – don’t worry we’re not judging! By now you’ve watched everything under the sun and you’re longing for some more entertainment. Perhaps something light with a little bit of spice? Well, […]

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Praise Wins Betway’s Friday Night Arena Games on #BBNaija Day 12

Like a lot of things in life, gym too can be influenced by external factors. It seems last night’s Wager loss took its toll in on the Big Brother Naija Housemates as today’s work out lacked the vigour we have all become accustomed to seeing. The Housemates still went about doing their best to stay […]

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We’re Getting a Public Holiday on Thursday & Friday

We’re getting a public holiday on Thursday and Friday in celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. According to Premium Times, this announcement was made on Tuesday in a statement signed by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, following a declaration by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the Federal Government. […]

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