The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), founded in 1995, is a not-for-profit,non-governmental organization, promoting the Internet in Nigeria.  To achieve its mandate, the Group engages in a number of activities which include; policy advocacy, awareness creation and education.  Awareness creation and education tasks of the Group are carried out through conferences, seminars, exhibitions, workshops and newsletter publication while policy advocacy is done by actively engaging the Government during and after policy formulation processes. The webinar will be an interactive presentation featuring business men and women, private and public enterprise to discuss and share ideas on how much the Internet has impacted on our lives and to discuss what better ways to maximize the opportunities of the Internet for wealth creation and providing alternatives to the oil economy in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Profiles of Our Speakers 

The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Pius Okigbo Jr Mr. PIUS OKIGBO, Jnr. is the former President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON).   

The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

  Destiny Amana : Born to Chief and Mrs. Amana in Akwa-Ibom State, Destiny is an alumnus of Kings College Lagos and Imperial College London where he graduated in Materials Science and Engineering. He went on to do a Masters in Computer Science in the University of Bath and specialized in Web Related Technologies. Destiny is the Managing Director and CEO of Icecool Contracts Limited, an Indigenous Web Design and IT Solutions Company with Headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos State.  As a student in the UK, he compensated for lack of funds by following his passion for music and becoming a D.J., thus when he moved back, he also created an entertainments company that provides corporate D.J. and Event Management services called Phatvibes Entertainments Limited. Destiny was in January 2018 elected the president of the Nigeria Internet Group, an advocacy group representing Nigeria in all things related to the Internet.  

The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

  Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho :Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho is a seasoned Information Technology professional with over 15 years of industry experience in Africa’s largest emerging economy with a deep purpose and focus on bridging the digital divide and transforming Africa by harnessing the benefits of digital. At home in technology from childhood, Nkemdilim is walking in her fathers’ footsteps as a second-generation Nigerian Information Technology expert. Currently CEO of Future Software Resources Ltd. (Futuresoft), one of Nigeria’s leading digital & technology solutions companies, providing a broad range of solutions for the scaling African enterprise, to consistently attract and retain its target audience, optimize its processes and increase its bottom line.  Futuresoft has served over 170 clients across 20 industries and has trained over 1,000 CEOs and executives in Digital & Social Media Marketing. Nkemdilim is recognized as an Obama African Leader, Forbes’s Top Ten Female Tech Founders in Africa, Global Digital Women top 10 Most Inspiring Women in Africa, Lionesses of Africa top 100 Women and Ventures Africa 42 most Innovative Africans. Nkemdilim also sits on the board of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC and serves in the leadership of the NESG Digital Economy Thematic group; is a member of The Nigerian National IT Software Committee and the Nigerian Electronic Voting Think Tank where she actively contributes to the advancement of digitalization and shaping policy to support its inclusive delivery. 

The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

  Muhammed Rudman : Muhammed Rudman is the pioneer Chief Executive Officer, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Nigeria’s first and only neutral IXP. A veteran IT professional with over 19 years extensive experience in network design, implementation, optimization and operations. Before joining IXPN, Rudman had worked with several organizations in technical and managerial capacity including Galaxy IT & T Limited, where he facilitated the deployment of rural telephony project (personal handy phone system), Wireless multipoint and point-to-point for broadband access, Earth Stations for Wide Area Network (WAN) using remote VSAT sites across many Nigerian states and West Africa countries.  He is an active member of several professional organizations within and outside the country, and has contributed immensely to the development of ICT sector in Nigeria. He currently serves on the Board of Nigerian Internet Registration Association (.ng  ccTLD custodians) as the Executive President.  Rudman is the Chairman of the Nigeria IPv6 Council, the Council is a chapter of the global IPv6 Forum. The Council is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of IPv6 best practices and lessons learned in Nigeria. He has severally been engaged as a member of various strategic and policy-making committees across the country. Rudman is a member of the National Broadband Council; The Council tasked with the evaluation, review and monitoring of the National Broadband Plan. 

The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

 Gbenga Sesan : Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, a pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion and digital rights through its offices in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University. Prior to starting Paradigm Initiative, ‘Gbenga led the Lagos Digital Village, a joint project of Junior Achievement of Nigeria, Microsoft and Lagos State Government. Originally trained as an Electronic & Electrical Engineer at Obafemi Awolowo University, he completed Executive Education programs at Lagos Business School, New York Group for Technology Transfer, Oxford University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Santa Clara University and University of the Pacific. ‘Gbenga’s consulting experience includes assignments completed for numerous institutions, including Microsoft, Harvard University and United Nations agencies, among others, in over 30 countries. A Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year and former member of the United Nations Committee of eLeaders on Youth and ICT, he is a CyberStewards Fellow, Crans Montana Forum Fellow, Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, Our Common Future Fellow and Cordes Fellow. ‘Gbenga served as a member of the Presidential committees on Harmonization of Information Technology, Telecommunications and Broadcasting Sectors (2006) and Roadmap for the Achievement of Accelerated Universal Broadband Infrastructure and Services Provision (2013), and was listed by CNN as one of the Top 10 African Tech Voices on Twitter and by Ventures Africa as one of 40 African Legends Under 40. 

The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

 Mrs. Nimz E. Inegbedion :Enimien “Nimz” Inegbedion is a serial entrepreneur and runs a photography business – Portraits by Nimz, a Montessori Nursery, and a blog to encourage women called Confessions of Christian Wives. She is passionate about helping female entrepreneurs discover their purpose, start up successful businesses, be free of money worries and love the life they live. 

The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

 Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata : CFA is Founder Institute’s Regional Director for Africa and a Co-founder at GoDo Hub.  He is also an innovation enthusiast and actively promotes the Nigerian tech ecosystem through his award-winning show Tech Trends on Channels Television as well as his weekly column in Punch newspapers.  

The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

  Toba Obaniyi :Toba Obaniyi is the CEO of Whogohost Limited, one of the pioneer accredited NiRA registrars and a leading web hosting company in Nigeria. He also serves on the Executive Board of NiRA as the Vice President.
 Toba is a graduate of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University,where he finished in the top 5 percentile of his class in 2008. He is a self-taught web developer, server manager and online customer service specialist. He completed a program with Harvard Business School Online (HBX), finishing with honours in Business Accounting, Economics for Managers and Business Analytics.
 Toba is passionate, driven and focused. He believes in the power of teamwork and hasexperience in building strong and sustainable teams. He now leads a team of 60+ employeeswho are self motivated and love what they do.  

The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

  Segun Akano : Segun Akano is a Managing Director at Upperlink Limited. Of his interests, he says, “We want to be part of the global world, one world, one internet. We also want to impact the internet community with our skills and competencies, getting small and medium-scale enterprises online.” He is involved in the ICAAN Registrar Stakeholder Group. 

The Nigeria Internet Group hosts its first in a Monthly Covid Series Titled Tools For Operating a Successful E-Business In The face Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

 Miss Francisca IloezummaProduct Manager,Upperlink Cloud.   Register Now at https://www.nig.org.ng/webinar2020

Zimbabwe’s most wanted armed robber arrested after 20 years of terror

Zimbabwe’s most wanted armed robber, Musa Taj Abdul has been arrested after 20 years of terror. 

The suspect has been on the run for over two decades and was arrested while in the company of six other accomplices in the border town of Beitbridge on Monday night.

Abdul who has been on the police wanted list since 1999, was linked to the robbery attack on December 2019 at Wessel Shop in Msasa, Harare, It was alleged that his gang disarmed a security guard and stole a special Amadeo Rossi revolver, $160 000 and an Isuzu KB240 single cab vehicle.

Zimbabwe?s most wanted armed robber arrested after 20 years of terror

On February 5 this year, the gang went to Makoni Shopping Centre, Chitungwiza, armed with pistols, an AK47 rifle and robbed unsuspecting complainants of US$19 000, $30 000, cellphones and a Toyota Allion vehicle, which was later found abandoned in Glen View.

On February 26, the gang robbed another person in Harare of US$40 000, jewelry, several pairs of shoes, a laptop, cellphones, a star pistol, and a Hyundai vehicle. The gang proceeded to the victim’s workplace and robbed him of US$227 250 and R28 000 with only US$10 000 being recovered by the police.

Abdul is also known for evading police arrests and escaping shootouts which has led to the death of some of his gang members. 

Vanessa Bryant thanks everyone for the love shown her family on Kobe Bryant day after Ciara visited and gifted her daughter a mini Range Rover (photos)

August 24 was Kobe Bryant Day in Orange County, a day after what would have been the legendary basketballer’s birthday, and friends of the family rallied round to make it a memorable day for Vanessa Bryant and her kids.

Singer, Ciara visited and gave Kobe’s daughter, Bianka Bella Bryant, a mini Range Rover from her and husband Russell Wilson.

Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to share photos and videos of Bianka driving her new car. She then thanked Ciara and everyone who made Kobe Bryant day memorable for her family.

Ciara also shared a photo from the visit and praised Vanessa for being so strong,

See photos below.

Vanessa Bryant thanks everyone for the love shown her family on Kobe Bryant day after Ciara visited and gifted her daughter a mini Range Rover (photos)
Vanessa Bryant thanks everyone for the love shown her family on Kobe Bryant day after Ciara visited and gifted her daughter a mini Range Rover (photos)
Vanessa Bryant thanks everyone for the love shown her family on Kobe Bryant day after Ciara visited and gifted her daughter a mini Range Rover (photos)
Vanessa Bryant thanks everyone for the love shown her family on Kobe Bryant day after Ciara visited and gifted her daughter a mini Range Rover (photos)
Vanessa Bryant thanks everyone for the love shown her family on Kobe Bryant day after Ciara visited and gifted her daughter a mini Range Rover (photos)
Vanessa Bryant thanks everyone for the love shown her family on Kobe Bryant day after Ciara visited and gifted her daughter a mini Range Rover (photos)
Vanessa Bryant thanks everyone for the love shown her family on Kobe Bryant day after Ciara visited and gifted her daughter a mini Range Rover (photos)

President Buhari receives gold bars and precious stones mined in Zamfara from Governor Matawalle (photos)

Governor Bello Matawalle on Monday August 24, presented gold bars and precious stones mined from Zamfara state which he governs to President Buhari. 

Governor Matawalle was accompanied by Alhaji Bashir Hadejia during the presentation at the Presidential Villa last night. 

President Buhari’s personal assistant on Broadcast media, Buhari Sallau wrote as he shared the photos; 

President Muhammadu Buhari last night at his residence, the State House, Abuja, received Governor of Zamfara State, Dr. Bello Muhammad Matawalle accompanied by Alhaji Bashir Hadejia.

Gov. Matawalle was at the State House to present some gold bars and other precious stones mined in his State.

President Buhari receives gold bars and precious stones mined in Zamfara from Governor Matawalle (photos)
President Buhari receives gold bars and precious stones mined in Zamfara from Governor Matawalle (photos)
President Buhari receives gold bars and precious stones mined in Zamfara from Governor Matawalle (photos)
President Buhari receives gold bars and precious stones mined in Zamfara from Governor Matawalle (photos)
President Buhari receives gold bars and precious stones mined in Zamfara from Governor Matawalle (photos)
President Buhari receives gold bars and precious stones mined in Zamfara from Governor Matawalle (photos)

Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael gifts his personal assistant a plot of land (Photo)

Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael has gifted his personal assistant a plot of land. 

The actor took to Instagram to share a photo of himself presenting documents of the land to his PA and then wrote: ‘Just gave my P A a plot of land @syratouchmetu enjoy.’

Stop consuming organic apple and black currant juice from Australia- NAFDAC warns Nigerians

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Moji Adeyeye, has warned Nigerians to immediately stop consuming an organic apple and black currant juice originating from Australia. She gave the name of the juice as Pure Tassie Organic and Blackcurrant Juice.

The NAFDAC boss issued the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. According to her, the products have been certified to be harmful for human consumption.

“The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has warned against the consumption of Pure Tassie Organic Apple and Blackcurrant Juice originating from Australia.

This was due to unacceptable level of patulin (a mycotoxin) which had exceeded the maximum limit in fruit juice,” she said.

According to the NAFDAC boss, the level of patulin content in the affected fruit juice can induce liver, spleen, and kidney damage when consumed. She added that the toxic level would affect the immune system and causes nausea, gastrointestinal disturbance, and vomiting.

She implored importers, distributors, retailers, and consumers to immediately stop the importation, distribution, sale, and consumption of the affected fruit juice.

She urged members of the public in possession of the affected fruit juice to submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

She also called on healthcare professionals and consumers to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this product to the nearest NAFDAC office through NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLL-FREE from all networks). She added that the agency can also be reached via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or via the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform available at http://www.nafdac.gov.ng.

Nigerians react to viral video of a woman’s long hair entangled inbetween the wheels of bike she was riding in (Photos/Video)


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Nigerians have reacted to a viral video showing a woman’s long hair enmeshed in the tyre of the motor bike (okada) she was riding.

In the video the lady who was clearly in agony, could be seen trying to entangle her hair from the bike as people watched.

Nigerians react to viral video of a woman

Someone could be heard laughing as the incident was filmed while a good Samaritan tried to dislodge her long hair from the bike’s wheel.

Some twitter users say they should have cut off the lady’s hair using scissors or razor while some admonished her for carrying such a ”long hair.”

Nigerians react to viral video of a woman
Nigerians react to viral video of a woman

Watch the video and read reactions below

Anglican priest and his son, 10, regain their freedom days after they were abducted in Kaduna

The Anglican Priest and his 10-year-old who were abducted in Kaduna in the early hours of Saturday, August 22, have regained their freedom.

Reverend Meshach Luka and his son were kidnapped while serving at the Priest’s station in Kakura II Kujama Missionary Archdeaconry (read here). 

Fortunately, they were released on Monday, August 24, two days after they were kidnapped by gunmen. 

The good news was announced by HACFO, Hausa Christians Foundation. The foundation had asked for prayers for the father and son immediately after they were abducted.

The foundation did not state how they were found, neither did they give further details.

Anglican priest and his son, 10, regain their freedom days after they were abducted in Kaduna

Basketballer, André Marhold’s babymama breaks down on Instagram after popular transgender Jeffree Star revealed him as his boyfriend

American YouTuber, Jeffree Star has revealed his boyfriend to be Andre Marhold and this news affected Emmanuella Chartol who is Andre’s baby mama.

Beauty guru Jeffree Star went public with his romance by sharing a photo with his boyfriend. The boyfriend’s face was hidden but his tattoos made it easy to identify him.

Basketballer, Andr? Marhold

He was soon identified as basketball player, Andre Marhold.

Basketballer, Andr? Marhold

After Andre’s identity went public, Jeffree shared another photo he took with him, this time with his face showing.

Basketballer, Andr? Marhold

Andre’s baby mama saw the news and she took to Instagram to express her heartbreak.

At first, Emmanuella, a French model, shared a video of the basketball player and their son happily playing in the water.

Along with a broken heart emoji, she said, “My son matters. My son was so happy last week. Idc if it’s about money but this hurts me a lot and affects my son.”

She continued, “God please help me to keep my head up for my son cause this s**t is unreal. Please help me God to be strong for my son. This ruin the whole family.”

Basketballer, Andr? Marhold

She then shared a photo of herself and Andre and begged that she would do anything to save their relationship.

She wrote: “Tell me what I’ve done to you? Tell me why to expose yourself but my son? Money? Cause I could work harder to make our life better. I was your ride and die, I could do anything to save our relationship. Anything.”

Basketballer, Andr? Marhold

After her posts, Emmanuella took down her Instagram account.

Meanwhile, many people have opposed Jeffree and Andre’s relationship considering the past racism allegations against Jeffree. Most opined that Jeffree chose to date a black man to prove that he’s not racist.

Basketballer, Andr? Marhold

Some alleged that Jeffree is paying Andre to be with him.

However, the star has since hit back at his critics.

Jeffree wrote on Twitter: “I know it’s devastating news for some people, but I don’t give money to anyone, I’m dating or anyone who is f***ing with me. Work on your own insecurities sis, I’m not the problem.”

Aiye cult members arrested over planned attack in Lagos

Some members of the Aiye confraternity have been arrested by the Lagos State Police while allegedly planning a reprisal attack on members of a rival group in a hotel in Shasha area of the state. 

The suspects were identified as  Saburi Ojewole, 26, and Samson Olawale, 28, and it was further learnt that a locally-made pistol was recovered from the suspects.

Lagos police spokesperson, Elkana Bala disclosed that the suspects were arrested following a tip-off from a credible source. 

He said; 

“On sighting the operatives, the cultists took to their heels in order to evade arrest, but were chased. In the process, two of them, Ojewole Saburi and Olawale Samson, were arrested.

“One cut-to-size locally made double- barrel gun, with four live cartridges, were recovered from them. Investigation is ongoing to apprehend the suspects at large.”