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‘AMCON Deserves Commendation for Supporting IDPs’

Deputy Governor, Yobe State, His Excellency, Engineer Abubakar Aliyu (standing 5th from left) in a group photograph with some commissioners and senior officials of Yobe State Government and representatives of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) as well as officials of Education Crisis Response (ECR) during the distribution of AMCON relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yobe State, one of the northeastern states that benefitted in the AMCON intervention…recently. The Deputy Governor of Yobe State, His Excellency, Engineer Abubakar Aliyu has said a lot still needs to be done in the areas of rehabilitation, reconstruction, resettlement and reintegration...

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Coscharis, Ford Partner on Life Driving Training in Nigeria

Ford Motor Company in conjunction with its dealer, Coscharis Motors, hosted members of Riders for Health Nigeria (Riders) on Ford’s Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) training programme. The event took place on November 17, 2017 at the Coscharis Motors head office in Lagos. The DSFL programme is a global programme aimed at educating drivers about road safety and providing them with safety tips on how to stay safe behind the wheel. Participants got the opportunity to gain insight on departure angles, brake distance on gravel and the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and how to use other four-wheel drive functions such as...

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ITU: Innovative ICTs to Drive Economic Opportunities

The economic opportunities of innovative information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and smart data for smart sustainable cities were recognised last week in Hammamet, Tunisia at the 15th edition of the ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS‐17) — the main international forum for telecommunication and information society measurements worldwide. Symposium participants included key ICT stakeholders from around the globe representing governments, telecommunication regulatory authorities, national statistics offices, private companies and research institutions. “We are very pleased to host WTIS-17 in Tunisia this year,” said H.E. Dr Mohamed Anouar Maarouf, Minister...

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Nominations Now Open for ‘IDC CIO Excellence Awards 2018’

Global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has announced that nominations for the upcoming ‘IDC CIO Excellence Awards 2018’ are now open. With the winners being crowned during the 11th annual edition of IDC’s Middle East CIO Summit in February next year, the ‘IDC CIO Excellence Awards 2018’ will honor those IT leaders that have excelled in conceptualizing and delivering game-changing digital transformation initiatives for their organizations. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 15, 2017. “Progressive CIOs across the region are increasingly leveraging digital technologies to transform their customer-engagement strategies, business operations, and operating models in...

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Ecobank Research: Gas, FinTech to Drive African Economies

The 2017 version of Ecobank Research’s Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Guidebook, which provides expert knowledge and analysis on African markets for investors and businesses, was launched today at AfricaFICC. Indicating a positive outlook for the continent, three key trends are forecast to take hold during the next 12 months. The first indicates an economic rebound in sub-Saharan Africa driven by a recovery in the region’s economic heavyweights, Nigeria and South Africa, and on-going growth in the top performers, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire and (more recently) Ghana. Growth will be driven by a rise in oil production (notably in Ghana, Republic...

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