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Rotary Organises Computer Code Training For 50 Computer Teachers In Plateau



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The Rotary District 9125 has organized a computer code training for 50 computer teachers drawn from the 17 local government areas of Plateau.

The Rotary President of Naraguta,Jos, Mrs Hauwa Eferemo, said on Saturday in Vom,near Jos, that the training programme was organised to mark the African Code Week.

Eferemo further said that the progamme was powered by SAP, UNESCO, Youth mobile, Coderina, the state Ministry of Education and the Rotary District 9125.

According to her, the aim of the training entitled: “Train the Trainers ” is to empower secondary school computer teachers with the requisite skills for computer coding .

She said that the teachers were picked from both the private and government secondary schools from the 17 local government areas in the state.

The president said that the training would be a continuous one to empower teachers with the requisite skills of computer coding, who would in turn train the students to keep them abreast with current digital technology.

Similarly, the President Rotary of Jos Tincity, Mr Lonny Lohnan, said that computer coding was a means of simplifying life, and that it was pertinent that teachers were trained in order to train their students as the world had now gone digital.

The state Commissioner of Education (Secondary), Mrs Elizabeth Wapmuk, said that the training is an opportunity for the teachers to learn computer coding and in turn teach their students.

The commissioner, who was represented by the Deputy Director of ICT in the state’s Ministry of Education, Mr Dachun Thomas, said that the trained teachers would also step down the training to other teachers.

Wapmuk said the ministry of education had machinery on the ground to train teachers to meet up with the digital trends.

A participant of the training, Mr. Owen Nden, a computer teacher from Government Secondary School, Kufang, who spoke with the newsmen on the sidelines of the event, commended the organizers of the training, describing the exercise as apt as the world had gone digital.

Nden said that the training had enabled him to have a better understanding of computer coding and that it would also enable him to teach his students the digital way of doing things via coding.

He said the programme would widen their scope of learning, as coding was a means of putting brain into use to come up with ideas that were innovative in achieving things.

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FG To Lift Twitter Suspension Soon



FG To Lift Twitter Suspension Soon-Crystal News

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that the ban on Twitter will soon be lifted.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, confirmed this development when he fielded questions from State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to him, a lot of progress has been made in the ongoing dialogue with Twitter.

“I think even Twitter itself two days ago gave what I will call a progress report on our talks with them, and I think if I want to quote them rightly `it has been productive and quite respectful’.

“And as to the qualifying word for when or how soon, I want to assure you that the time that Twitter operation has been suspended, (I meant) between the time it has been suspended, and when it will be restored is by far, much, much shorter.

“That I can assure you that it is by far in other words, if the operation has been suspended for about 100 days now, I can tell that we’re just actually talking about a few, just a few more days now.”

The minister stressed that both parties were focused on reaching a conclusion on the matter.

“What we’re trying to do is the changes that have been going on, but we need to dot the ‘i’s’ and cross the ‘t’s’, but I can assure us that we’re not unmindful of the anxiety of Nigerians and both parties are working very hard to put a closure on the matter.

“And like Twitter itself said the changes have been very, very productive on both parties. It has not been advisory at all. And it’s quite respectful,’’ he said.

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FG Unveils Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Lagos



FG Unveils Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Lagos-Crystal News

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Niyi Adebayo, has said that strategic human capital and capacity development are essential to industrialization growth in the country.

Adebayo stated this, yesterday, in Lagos while unveiling a solar-powered Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station and electric vehicle pilot project of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) in conjunction with the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

He said the programme was designed to promote advanced technology transfer and the development of sophisticated human capital.

Adebayo said the charging station developed by the NADDC would promote applicable local solutions for vehicle electrification in Nigeria, adding that it will offer students first-hand experience with the latest innovations in mobility and renewable power technology.

Earlier in his message, Director-General, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, said the charging station was 100 per cent solar-powered.

Vice-Chancellor, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said the university would put the facility into proper use.

He said the innovation came at the right time the global world is shifting to renewable energy, stating that the institution would continue to invest in research.

Chief Executive Officer, Stallion Group, Anant Badjitya, said Stallion and Hyundai were passionate to drive innovation in Nigeria.

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OBMeet Unveils Ways To Boost Businesses Using Social Media



OBMeet Unveils Ways To Boost Businesses Using Social Media-Crystal News

OBMeet, a cloud-based voice, video conference, and network video broadcasting solution, has announced innovative ways to scale up African and global businesses through the use of social media.

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OBMeet.Com, Emmanuel Gabriel, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.

Gabriel explained that the app was designed with the goal of making communication, businesses, and collaboration cheap, accessible, and secure.

He noted that during its beta testing phase, OBMeet® continued to receive numerous positive reviews and had positioned itself in users minds as a product that would set a new tangent for the voice and video conferencing industry.

According to him, the platform will organise a conference on July 15 to help impact knowledge on how to use social media to boost businesses.

“The conference will discuss ‘innovative ways to scale your business through social media: opportunities, issues, and insights.

“We have invited various experts from different and relevant fields as guest speakers”.

The founder however encouraged interested people to register and join the virtual conference via:

Gabriel, a Nigerian scientist based in Europe, also explained that the platform was designed, own and run by African innovators in the continent and Diaspora.

He said is already providing audio and visual conferencing services, including live seminars, webinars, television, radio, and social media streaming to its growing users.

The founder stated that the dream of the team was to provide seamless, efficient, secured, and most cost-effective services to the world.

He expressed optimism that would play a great role in promoting and supporting Nigeria’s policies to lead the global digital economy.

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