The 2019 edTech Challenge is now open for entries!!
Do you have an innovative, technology-driven solution with the potential to solve education challenges in Nigeria? Are you a student, teacher, developer, designer, fintech or a player in the tech space? Then keep reading because this is for you!
From the July 30 to August 28, 2019, entries will be received from anyone with cutting-edge technological solutions that demonstrate a strong potential to transform the education system in Nigeria. By ‘anyone’, we mean ‘anyone’, including but not limited to students, teachers, developers, designers, fintechs, tech companies etc.
Union Bank acknowledges that innovation is important if we are to achieve the prosperous Nigeria we all dream about. That’s why each year since 2017, we have organised annual editions of The Innovation Challenge with the aim of discovering and supporting innovative ideas and solutions that solve social and business issues. This year, the competition which is being organised in partnership with VHA Services, will focus on unearthing education technology solutions, emphasising Union Bank’s focus on supporting the Nigerian education sector.
At the end of the entry period, up to 10 shortlisted entries will be unveiled and the successful applicants invited to participate in an accelerator programme providing them with access to coach-mentors, and a community of education stakeholders and strategic partnerships.
Following a pitch, the top three winners will be announced during edu360, Union Bank’s annual flagship education event scheduled to hold in October this year.
These top three winning entries will receive total funding support of 5 Million Naira towards scaling their solutions, and venture support including provision of specialised support based on their specific project needs.
They will also receive advisory regarding the deployment and management of funding received.
So if you’re as passionate as we are about developing the education sector, click here to read more information and submit your entry.
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The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of all the 43 ministerial nominees sent to the red chamber by President Muhammdu Buhari.
Buhari had last Tuesday sent a list of potential ministers to the Senate for screening.
The Senate postponed its annual vacation to conduct the screening of the ministers.
The nominees were screened within five days.
While the seven women on the list were simply asked to address the upper chamber, bow and go, their male counterparts answered questions thrown at them by the lawmakers, with the exception of former lawmakers, who were also asked to take a bow and go.
See the list of confirmed ministerial nominees:
1. Uchechukwu Ogah (Abia)
2. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom)
3. George Akume (Benue)
4. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi)
5. Emeka. Nwajuaba (Imo)
6. Olorunnibe Mamora (Lagos)
7. Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun)
8. Adamu. Adamu (Bauchi)
9. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)
10. Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra)
11. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo)
12. Mustapha Shehuri (Borno)
13. Abubakar Aliyu (Yobe)
14. Bashir Magashi (Kano)
15. Ramatu Aliyu (Kogi)
16. Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa)
17. Zubairu Dada (Niger)
18. Chris Ngige (Anambra)
19. Abdullahi Hassan (Nasarawa)
20. Sunday Dare (Oyo)
21. Muhammad Bello (Adamawa)
22. Sadiya Farouq (Zamfara)
23. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna)
24. Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti)
25. Abubakar Malami (Kebbi)
26. Hadi Sirika (Katsina)
27. Osagie Enahire (Edo)
28. Paullen Tallen (Plateau)
29. Festus Keyamo (Delta)
30. Ali Isa Pantami (Gombe)
31. Maigarai Dingyadi (Sokoto)
32. Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)
33. Muhammad Mahmoud (Kaduna)
34. Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara)
35. Rauf Aregbesola
36. Goddy Jedy-Agba
37. Engr. Suleiman Adamu ( Jigawa)
38. Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi)
39. Clement Agba (Edo)
40. Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu)
41. Engr. Saleh Mamman (Taraba)
42. Sabo Nanono (Kano)
- Lai Mohammed (Kwara)
…Gears Effort towards Backward Integration
Promasidor Nigeria Limited has signed a partnership agreement with Ekiti State Government to drive its backward integration initiative aimed at creating local source of raw materials for its dairy products through the state owned Ikun Dairy Farm.
The pact was sealed on behalf of the partners by the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi and the Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Anders Einarsson in Abuja, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
This project will enable Promasidor utilise the potentials of Ikun Dairy Farm in the making of milk and other products of nutritional value which helps to enhance human growth.
Commenting on the agreement, Fayemi stated that Ekiti State was delighted to collaborate with a major player in the fast-moving consumer goods sector that is deeply committed to the wellbeing of consumers through its array of quality products.
The Governor affirmed that the partnership would enhance the backward integration initiative of Promasidor, in compliance with Federal Government’s directives that companies should seek local source of raw materials for their products, thus ensuring local content development.
Fayemi disclosed that Ikun Dairy Farm, established in 1980 with hundreds of fattened cows, could serve as a source of milk supply to produce evaporated milk and other nutritional products, create more employment opportunities and increased nutritional products.
In his remark, the Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Anders Einarsson, who was highly elated with the progress made on backward integration, said Ikun Dairy Farm would in no small measure provide opportunities to enhance local milk production, an exciting opportunity for the company.
He affirmed that as the maker of quality products such as Cowbell Milk, Loya Milk, Cowbell Chocolate, Miksi, Top Tea, Onga food seasoning, Sunvita Cereals, and others, local source of milk collection is paramount to ease less dependence on foreign raw materials.
The Promasidor boss corroborated Fayemi’s view that the partnership would also lead to further employment and other viable source of livelihood for people in the state.
He explained that Promasidor’s backward integration initiative would give the company an edge over others in the dairy market with the potentials of the farm.
Ikun Dairy Farm spans across 1,000 hectares of land area. Located in Ikun-Ekiti, in Moba Local Government Area, the farm was established in the early 1980s as an integrated agro-allied farm to boost the economy of the State.