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Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu To Host Policymakers, Tech And Creative Talents At AOT 5.0

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  • As registration Exceeds 10,000

 

Babajide Sanwoolu, Executive Governor of Lagos State is set to host policymakers, technology and creative ecosystem leaders, startups, venture capital firms, tech and creative talents at the fifth edition of the Art of Technology – AOT Lagos, to create policies that will drive the development of a smarter Lagos.

The governor will play host to over ten thousand anticipated participants within and outside Nigeria, who have registered for the 2-day conference that will feature 20 exhibitors, 4 masterclasses, 4 keynote speeches, 1 pitch event, 2 breakout sessions and 20 featured awards.

Tubosun Alake, Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Lagos State is the convener of the tech conference. Keynote speakers lined up for the conference include Kunle Afolayan, an actor, filmmaker, and creative entrepreneur; Juliet Ehimuah, Founder, Beyond Limits; Cobhams Asuquo, music producer and musician; and Oluwatobiloba Moody, Director of World Intellectual Property Organization.

The ensuing conversations will drive technology and innovation outcomes, contribute to policy dimensioning, and drive the development of a smarter and more efficient Lagos. Deliberations will mirror the myriad of challenges that have continued to plague the creative sector – film, music, fashion, design and advertising, and espousing the current opportunities that exist with the fusion of tech while also contemplating the future of the sector.

“Nigeria’s creative sector holds tremendous potential to unlock the country’s economy and increase employment opportunities for young people. The projections are promising – the sector is worth over $4.5 billion”- Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor, 2021.

Other speakers and industry leaders expected at the event include Bosun Tijani, Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy; Hannatu Musawa, Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy; Obi Asika, Convener, The Omniverse; Idris Aregbe, Special Adviser, Tourism, Arts and Culture; Yinka Obebe, CEO, Pop Central; Scott Eneje, Founder, Digital Evolution; Toyin Anjous-Ademuyiwa, Director General, Lagos State Office of Transformation, Creativity and Innovation amongst others.

AOT 5.0 will be characterized by a fusion of tech and creativity, examining the digital transformation of Lagos, collaborative networking and engagement with industry stakeholders and experts, as well as empowerment of creatives by equipping them with tools to navigate the evolving landscape.

It is an annual tech conference curated by the Eko Innovation Centre and powered by the Lagos State Government – the economic epicenter of Nigeria.

AOT 5.0 isn’t just a conference; it’s a catalyst for change, shaping the future landscape of the creative economy and digital transformation in Lagos.

Ignite your excitement today.

REGISTER and ATTEND FREE…. https://aotlagos.com/register/

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Aare Abisoye Fagade Joyously Celebrates The Coronation Of The 43rd Olubadan Of Ibadan, Oba Akinloye Owolabi Olakulehin

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In a momentous celebration that echoes through the vibrant streets of Ibadan, Aare Abisoye Fagade extends his exuberant congratulations to Oba Akinloye Owolabi Olakulehin on his enthronement as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadan. This landmark coronation ushers in a new era of leadership, heritage, and progress for the illustrious city of Ibadan.

With a heartfelt connection that spans decades, Aare Fagade has cherished the guidance and wisdom of Oba Olamilehin, whom he has revered not only as an esteemed uncle but also as a distinguished entrepreneur and an astute politician, a legacy passed down through his father, the late Elder David Oladokun Fagade. The bond between their families is woven into the very fabric of Ibadan’s history, making this occasion deeply personal and profoundly significant.

“Today, we celebrate not just a coronation but the dawn of a new chapter in the storied history of Ibadan,” proclaimed Aare Abisoye Fagade. “Oba Akinloye Owolabi Olakulehin embodies the virtues of wisdom, integrity, and visionary leadership. His ascent to the throne heralds a future filled with promise and prosperity for our beloved city.”

Aare Fagade’s jubilant praise for the new Olubadan is accompanied by fervent prayers for his reign. “May the reign of Oba Akinloye Owolabi Olamilehin be showered with divine blessings, peace, and unprecedented growth. May his leadership unite us and inspire us to reach new heights of excellence and harmony.

The coronation of Oba Olakulehin is not merely a ceremonial event but a rallying cry for all Ibadan indigenes to come together in support of their new monarch. Aare Fagade calls upon every son and daughter of Ibadan to embrace this momentous occasion with unity and enthusiasm, pledging their support to a reign that promises to uphold the grandeur and legacy of Ibadan.

As the city of Ibadan rejoices in this historic event, the air is filled with anticipation and hope for a future sculpted by the vision and guidance of Oba Akinloye Owolabi Olamilehin. Aare Abisoye Fagade stands proudly with his fellow Ibadan natives, celebrating the dawn of a new era.

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JUST IN: President Tinubu Renames National Theatre After Wole Soyinka

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Nigeria’s President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has renamed the national theatre in Lagos after Wole Soyinka.

Tinubu made the pronouncement in a birthday message to the Nobel laureate who turns 90 on July 13.

“It is also fitting we celebrate this national treasure while he is still with us,” Tinubu said.

“I am, accordingly, delighted to announce the decision of the Federal Government to rename the National Theatre in Iganmu, Surulere, as the Wole Soyinka Centre for Culture and the Creative Arts.

“We do not only celebrate Soyinka’s remarkable literary achievements but also his unwavering dedication to the values of human dignity and justice.”

 

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HEALTH: FG Inaugurates Committee To End Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV

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The federal government has established a multidisciplinary committee to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mothers to children in Nigeria.

Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Tunji Alausa, launched the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) and Pediatric HIV Programme Committee in Abuja on Thursday.

Alausa highlighted that Nigeria accounts for 25% of global mother-to-child HIV transmission and emphasized the ministry’s commitment to collaborating with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and the National AIDS and STIs Control Programme (NASCP) to ensure that no child is born with HIV, thereby eradicating vertical transmission.

“As you are aware, Nigeria contributes 25% of the global burden of HIV transmission between mothers and their children,” Alausa said.

“Despite testing approximately 4 million pregnant women in 2023, our PMTCT (prevention of mother-to-child transmission) and pediatric HIV coverage remain at about 35%, falling significantly short of the 95% target.

“Through the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) and the National AIDS and STIs Control Programme (NASCP), we will provide effective governance for this programme.

“Eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and ensuring care for all persons living with HIV, especially our children, aligns with the renewed hope agenda of Mr President.”

Also speaking, Temitope Ilori, the director-general of NACA, expressed concern over the low coverage of PMTCT and pediatric HIV in Nigeria.

Ilori said about 140,000 children below 14 years old are living with HIV as of 2023, with 22,000 new infections and 15,000 AIDS-related deaths occurring among underage people.

The NACA DG noted that the newly constituted committee will drive the implementation of the initiative, in line with the sector-wide approach to health care in Nigeria.

“Nigeria faces a critical challenge in preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and ensuring access to care for children living with HIV,” Ilori said.

“The objective of today’s meeting is to formally inaugurate the acceleration plan committee to provide oversight to the PMTCT and pediatric HIV programme implementation in line with the three-one principle of one coordinating agency, one strategic framework, and one M&E system.”

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