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Eight African women-led businesses triumph in 2023 YouthADAPT challenge

In Abuja, the African Development Bank (AfDB) proudly announced the victory of eight vibrant African women-led enterprises in the 2023 YouthAdapt challenge. Each business is set to receive grant funding of up to $100,000, affirmed by a statement issued by the AfDB during the COP28 in Dubai. These winners will also be enrolled in a Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu advocates tech-driven solutions for local challenges

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reaffirmed Lagos State’s dedication to harnessing technology for sustainable solutions to indigenous challenges. Speaking at the Endeavor Nigeria’s Annual Scale Up Entrepreneurship Summit in Victoria Island, the governor emphasized technology’s role in ensuring food security, efficient transportation, quality healthcare, and education. Sanwo-Olu highlighted the government’s initiatives, emphasizing the importance of infrastructure Read More…

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Culture Minister Hannatu Musawa unveils plans to transform Nigeria’s video game animation industry

Hannatu Musawa, the Minister of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy, revealed ongoing strategies to revolutionise Nigeria’s video game animation sector. Speaking at the third-quarter edition of the Xbox Developer Hangout, organised by Microsoft in Lagos, Musawa emphasised the intent to integrate Nigerian movies, music, fashion, and cultural elements into locally produced video games. Highlighting the Read More…

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Adolescents’ health care access deficiency highlighted at MWAN conference

Mrs. Toyin Oke-Osayintolu, the Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development, addressed the dire issue of inadequate access to basic health care services among adolescents and young people in Nigeria. She highlighted these concerns during her keynote address at the 23rd Biennial Conference of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) Read More…

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Google’s Hustle Academy celebrates graduates and empowers thousands of businesses, says country director

According to Mr. Olumide Balogun, the Country Director of Google West Africa, the recent Google Hustle Academy graduation in Abuja was a celebration not just of 5,300 graduates but also of the significant empowerment provided to 10,000 businesses across Africa, including 4,400 in Nigeria. Balogun emphasized that the fund, comprising financial aid, mentorship, and business Read More…

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Gbajabiamila: Quality education key to Nigerian youths’ relevance in global economy

Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu, has emphasised the transformative power of quality education in empowering Nigerian youths during his lecture at Yaba College of Technology’s 35th Convocation. Focused on “Empowering Nigerian Youths in the Present Day Economy,” Gbajabiamila highlighted the need for an education system aligned with global labour needs and Read More…

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Entertainment Week Lagos: Uniting global entertainment in Africa’s creative hub

Deola Art Alade, the Co-Founder and CEO of Livespot360, announced the anticipated return of Entertainment Week Lagos (EWL) from December 13 to December 20, 2023, in Lagos. “Our aim is to convene a community of 15,000 entertainment enthusiasts during this December’s Entertainment Week Lagos (EWL),” Alade stated, highlighting the event’s vision to bring together industry Read More…

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OpenAI shakeup: Altman sets sights on new AI venture; departures rattle company

Sam Altman, ousted CEO of OpenAI, is steering towards a new artificial intelligence (AI) venture following his dismissal, sources familiar with the plan disclosed on Saturday. The departure of Altman has sent ripples across the tech industry, leaving numerous questions about the future of the company. Former OpenAI president Greg Brockman, who exited the company Read More…

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MTN MoMo collaborates with NASME to launch mobile money platform for SMEs

The Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), in conjunction with MTN MoMo, has introduced a mobile money platform aimed at empowering startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to expand their businesses. Announced at the MTN MoMo and NASME Symposium and Exhibition in Lagos, the initiative signifies a concerted effort to bolster the Read More…

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President Tinubu committed to mitigating economic reforms’ impact, asserts Wale Edun at IoD conference

During the Chartered Institute of Directors Nigeria (CIoD) Annual Directors Conference in Abuja, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr. Wale Edun, highlighted President Bola Tinubu’s empathetic stance and dedication to minimizing the hardships arising from economic reforms for Nigerians. Edun assured that these reforms, despite their necessity, would take time before Read More…