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Nigerian Teams Win Big at Huawei ICT Competition

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Michael Olugbode in Abuja

By: Michael Mike

Four teams from Nigeria have secured two grand prizes, and two first prizes at the Huawei ICT Competition 2023-2024 Global final held in Shenzhen, China on May 26, 2024.
 
At the fierce competition designed to help students enhance their ICT knowledge and practical skills, the Nigeria teams emerged part of 19 teams from nine countries who won the Grand Prizes of the Practice and Innovation Competitions.
 
This 8th edition of the Huawei ICT Competition themed “Connection, Glory and Future”, attracted more than 170,000 students from over 2,000 universities and colleges across more than 80 countries and regions, making it the largest offline competition since its launch. More than 160 teams consisting of over 470 contestants from 49 different countries and regions made it through national and regional competitions to reach this year’s global final.
 
The Nigeria team comprising of four students from the University of Ibadan namely Rufus Olusoji Adisa, Tolani Adekunle Adisa, Chibueze Emmanuel Ibekwe, and Lawrence Chukwuemeka, won the grand prize in Computing Track category.
 
In the Cloud Track category, another Nigeria team also from the University of Ibadan won the grand prize. The students include – Lukman Oyeniyi Abdulyekeen, Sodiq Babawale, and Temiloluwa Oloye.
 
Two teams from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, also won first prizes in the Network Track category. Students in Team 1 included Knimi Bakna Musa, Kaosar Salaudeen Ahmad, Taiye Ayantola, Oluwagbemiga Victor Ogundele and team 2 consisted of Justus Ilegieuno, Yusuf Olanrewaju Toye, and Jamiu Damilare Dahunsi.
 
The Nigerian stars beat thousands of competitors at the national level competition testing a range of practical and theoretical digital skills, and represented Nigeria at the regional level contest where they qualified for the finals in China.
 Speaking at the event, Ritchie Peng, President of Huawei’s ICT Strategy and Business Development Department, said, “ICT is the cornerstone of the intelligent world. Through the Huawei ICT Competition, we aim to provide students with a global platform to compete and exchange ideas.”
 
Furthermore, Zhou Hong, President of Huawei’s Institute of Strategic Research, disclosed that, “To make sure everyone can truly enjoy the benefits of digitalization while such technologies are making radical progress, Huawei believes it is crucial to guarantee that digital technologies are accessible to all.”
 
On the same day, Huawei also held the ICT Accelerating Education Transformation Summit. At the summit, Huawei awarded 24 instructors with the title “Huawei ICT Academy Global Most Valuable Instructor”, which is the first of its kind.
 
The award aims to show gratitude for the important contributions these instructors have made to talent development, and mark them as role models that show how the brightest minds can develop even brighter minds. These role models will help drive sustainable development of the ICT talent ecosystem.
 
The Huawei ICT Competition is an annual contest held by Huawei for global university and college students. Through the competition, Huawei aims to provide students with an international platform for healthy competition and the exchange of ideas.
 
Since its launch in 2015, the competition has helped students enhance their ICT knowledge and practical skills, while also increasing their ability to innovate by using new technologies and platforms. The ultimate goal is to advance technological development and facilitate digital inclusion around the world.

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ECOWAS Lightens Gambia Community with Solar Power

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A wave of excitement filled the air in Mamud Fana South, Gambia, as residents celebrated a new era of clean and reliable electricity with the commissioning of 77 Solar Home Systems (SHSs).

This life-changing project, implemented by UNIQUE ENERGY, was made possible with the financial support of the ECOWAS Commission through the ECOWAS Special Intervention Fund (ESIF), implemented by ECREEE.

For years, residents of Mamud Fana have struggled with limited access to electricity. This often meant evenings spent in darkness, limited opportunities for education and a struggle to power basic appliances. 

Now, the project lights up Mamud Fana South, bringing solar energy to over 1,000 residents. Each household has been equipped with a solar panel, battery storage, inverter, sockets, and lighting bulbs. This new energy source will allow them to power their homes, use appliances, and potentially develop small businesses.

The installations were commissioned on Saturday, June 15th, 2024, in the presence of Mr. Francis Sempore, ECREEE’s Executive Director, Mr. Emmanuel Correa, Representative of The Gambia’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and Mr. Njaga Ceesay, Business Development Manager at UNIQUE ENERGY.

The project demonstrates the positive impact that renewable energy solutions can have on rural communities across West Africa.

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Chairman Nangere calls for prayers for leaders in the Tikau emirate

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By:Yahaya Wakili

The Executive Chairman of Nangere local government area in Yobe state, Hon. Samaila Musa FCNA, has called on the people of the local government to use the Eid-el-kabir occasion to pray for His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON (Chiroman Gujba), Nangere local government, and Tikau emirate council.

Hon. Samaila Musa FCNA, who is also the Walin Tikau Emirate Council, disclosed this in his Sallah message to the people of Nangere local government area at Eid-el-kabir praying ground in Nangere.

The chairman charged the people of the local government to embrace the spirit of love and tolerance and live in peace with one another.

“Nangere local government is known as number one in the state in farming and hard work and has urged the people to pay more attention to farming and rearing as the rainy season commences.

Hon. Samaila Musa also called on the people to abide by the law and order, with a view to building peace and unity among the citizens of the local government, the Tikau emirate council, and Yobe state in general.

“Nangere local government is the most peaceful local government in the state; therefore, he urges the people to intensify prayers to our leaders to be guided aright for increased peace, security, and prosperity of our local government, our emirate, and our state in general.” Wali said.

He warned the people of the local government to avoid encroaching on the cattle roads in order to avoid a clash between the farmers and headers in the area.

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Senator Lawan consoles the families of Karege, his former COS

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By: Yahaya Wakili

President of the Ninth Senate, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Ph.D., GCON, Sardaunan Bade, Yobe North Senatorial District, was today in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State, to condole with the family of his former Deputy Chief of Staff, Alhaji Mohammed Mamman Karage, whose demise occurred on Friday night.

Alhaji Mohammed Mamman Karage died after undergoing heart surgery at the Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital in Zaria, Kaduna State. Alhaji Karage, aged 65, was survived by two wives and children.

The President of the 9th Senate was joined on the condolence visit by the Deputy Speaker of the Yobe State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yau Usman Dachia, the Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission, Engr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi, and his former Chief of Staff, Dr. Babagana Aji.

Others include: Member representing Karasuwa constituency, Hon. Adamu Dala Dogo; Yobe State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Hon. Mohammed Gagiyo; his former Special Adviser on Budget, Alhaji Suleiman Jamo; and Chairman, Bade local government administration council, Hon. Ibrahim Babagana, amongst others.

During the visit to his family, Senator Ahmed Lawan offered his deepest sympathies and urged them to find solace in the deceased’s memory and legacies, which he left behind through the countless lives he touched. He prayed for Allah’s (SWT) guidance and support to enable them to bear this immeasurable loss.

“May Allah (SWT) grant Alhaji Mohammed Karage’s soul eternal rest in Aljannatul Firdaus.

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