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Today Ethiope west PDP led by the Chairman Hon Onome Ojo,visited the 3 kingdoms in Ethiope west,Jese,mosoga,and Oghara,to see the way forward,Etiope west PDP in a safe hands with Hon Onome ojo.

He is really Keeping to the instruction of our national Leader,Odidigbodigbo 1
Chief James Onanefe Ibori
thanks to the Kings and kingsmen for the warm welcome and Hospitality,together we can build a better Ethiope west,Thank God For for the success

things we learnt from Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg during his visit to Lagos this afternoon (photos)!

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is at the CoCreation Hub, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria at this very moment.
He arrived this afternoon and is meeting with a few key players in the Nigerian tech world to discuss how Facebook can be improved in Nigeria, and how it can support tech development in Africa.





Here are 10 things we learnt from the Billionaire  Business Guru's Question and Answer session with the key payers in the tech world.

  1. Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”

No, he is not encouraging those with a penchant for breaking stuff in the anger to carry on doing so as if it is normal behaviour. It is not! He is basically saying, challenge the norm; don’t acknowledge limitations or in Naija lingo Never ever stay in your lane. Forge new tracks for your own lane.

  1. The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?'”

Valid question. Are you? No, not Mark Zuckerberg; we know he’s pretty much figured that out. Are you dear reader, doing the most important thing you could be doing with your life, your abilities, your passions for yourself and society? Wait. Don’t answer just yet- think on these things.

  1. “People don’t care about what you say; they care about what you build.”

He said it, not I. Actions speak louder than words. You cannot keep mouthing off with no evidence to show for it. Take time to build; invest in the foundation of your building, your systems, your relationships. A house built upon the sand will crumble.

  1. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk.”

There is nothing else to add. Res ipsa loquitur

  1. “Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.”

Perspective. Perspective. Perspective. Think, why do you do what you do?  Why are you in business? To make profit, to solve problems, make a difference, what?  Let your motive be right.

  1. “I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.”

Thank you, O Wise One. People, when a dozen projects are dropped in your lap with an impossible timeline, MZ says start with what’s easier.  If you begin a Start-up, and a million things are calling for your attention at the same time, the trick: do what’s easier first.

  1. “The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete.”

Innovate. Create. Try new things. Stay ahead of the curve. Stay ahead of the competition. That’s how electricity was discovered. It’s how the internet came to be.  It’s how drones and other new technology were made. Believe in your crazy ideas.

  1. “We look for people who are passionate about something. In a way, it almost doesn’t matter what you’re passionate about.”

Passion is the fuel that drives the mission. Find your passion and plug it into something.

  1. “You are better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than not doing anything at all.”

Loose the fear of failure. It’s a noose around your neck. Do it afraid.

Source: YNaija.com

Facebook CEO in Nigeria, excited about technology drive

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Facebook CEO in Nigeria, excited about technology drive

Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently in Nigeria to see how Facebook can better support technology development and entrepreneurship in the country and other African nations.

The Facebook CEO visited a ‘Summer of Code Camp’ at the Co-Creation Hub in Yaba, otherwise known as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria, as one of his first stops on the trip.

CcHub opened in 2011 and at the time did not have an office. Five years later, they have occupied three floors and the roof of a building. At the CcHub, people can learn how to code; developers can get help, launching their first products, and find mentors and funding. At CcHub, Zuckerberg met with developers such as Temi Giwa, who runs a platform called Life Bank that makes blood available when and where it is needed in Nigeria. Life Bank saves lives by mobilising blood donations, taking inventory of all blood available in the country, and delivering blood in the right condition to where it is needed.

After visiting CcHub, Zuckerberg said, “This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I’ll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I’m excited to learn as much as I can.

“The first place I got to visit was the CcHuB in Yaba. I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who came to the CcHub to build and launch their apps. I’m looking forward to meeting more people in Nigeria.”

He then went to Andela, an engineering organisation that is building the next generation of developers and technical leaders in Africa.

Andela is a business that recruits the most talented technologists in Africa and shapes them into world-class developers through a four-year technical leadership programme. In the two years since it was founded, Andela has accepted just over 200 engineers from a pool of more than 40,000 applicants.

Andela developers spend six months mastering a technical stack and contributing to open source projects before being placed with global technology companies as full-time, distributed teammates, working out of Andela headquarters in Lagos and Nairobi.

Responding, the Director, Andela Lagos, Seni Sulyman, said, “We are excited and honoured to welcome Zuckerberg to Lagos. His visit reinforces not only his support of Andela’s mission, but his belief that indeed the next generation of great technology leaders will come out of Lagos, Nigeria and cities across Africa.”

Copyright PUNCH.

Angry Nigerians blast CNN over ‘Zuckerberg visits Sub-Sahara Africa’ headline

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International broadcaster, the Cable News Network (CNN), has angered Nigerians for omitting the country’s name in the headline of a report announcing the visit of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to Africa’s most populous country.

The headline mentioned Sub-Sahara Africa as Mr. Zuckerberg’s destination.

The Facebook founder visited Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, on Tuesday, and interacted with Nigerian tech entrepreneurs at Yaba, regarded as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria.

“Mark Zuckerberg makes first-ever visit to Sub-Sahara Africa,” read the headline, published by CNN Africa and shared on its Facebook page and Twitter late Tuesday.

That headline promptly sparked anger in one of the world’s largest oil producers, with citizens taking to Facebook and Twitter to attack the broadcaster for omitting ‘Nigeria’ and creating the impression that Africa was a country.

Nigerians who commented on the matter expressed strong views, and sought to salvage their national pride.

“CNN it’s NIGERIA!!!” Facebook user, Iloh Andrew, said. “I know you are shy to say it is Nigeria…safe, sound and happy to be here…not the Nigeria you propagate as a drop bomb zone.” Screenshot_2016-08-31-02-48-13

Another Facebook user, Bola Aduwo, said, “CNN please what is Sub-Sahara Africa? An area of over 20 countries. Why can’t you be specific? What will it cost to say Nigeria?”



Mr. Aduwo said Nigeria had the largest Facebook community in Africa with over 16 million users, and, therefore, deserved respect.

“We can no longer be ignored,” he added. “Receive sense please.”

“If Mr. Mark had gone to a European country, will you tweet this way: ‘Mark makes first ever visit to Europe’ — CNN Africa?”Twitter user @oluwatimilehino asked. 

“Ewo ni Sub-Sahara Africa (which one is Sub-Sahara Africa)?” Twitter user @fireofola queried. “Nigeria is too much to mention?”

And again on Facebook, there was one user questioning the news organisation’s understanding of maps.

“Just say he came to Nigeria. If you don’t know where that one is, check your map, don’t be shy,” said a user, Winnie Coco.”

There were also blatantly insulting comments, as were ones just expressing delight at the visit.

In a statement, Andela’s director, Seni Sulyman, said, “Mark’s visit demonstrates to all Nigerian developers and entrepreneurs that they ‘ve caught the attention of the tech world and thatvthey are capable of succeeding on a truly global level.”

Andela, with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and Lagos, trains software developers across Africa.

Mr. Zuckerberg was at its Lagos office.








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Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-kayode has said that prominent Nigerians who supported president Muhammadu Buhari emergence are seriously lamenting over his administration

Fani-Kayode on his twitter timeline, said: "Emir Sanusi Lamido is crying. Prof. Soludo is wailing. Oby Ezekwesili is in tears. Pat Utomi is in pain. Dele Momodu has grown weary".

Recall that the presidency and former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili had last week engaged in war of words with the Presidency over Nigerian Tribune report which the paper later tendered unreserved apology.

Also, the Emir of Kano and former Central Bank of Nigeria chief, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido last week, put the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on his toes saying the administration may end up the same way former President, Goodluck Jonathan ended his tenure.

The likes of Pat Utomi and Chief Dele Momodu had one time or the other also described the administration of president Buhari has one that is derailing from his core objectives and manifestos.