Nigeria Infrastructure Summit 2016

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NIED: Total Package Initiative

Bring Technology Solutions to Nigeria
Bring Global Firms and Companies across the world to Nigeria.
Creating Innovative Clusters of business Communities in various cities with Unique focus

  1. Business Parks
  2. Industrial Cities
  3. Private-Public-Partnership
  4. Massive Job Creation.

Agriculture Infrastructure Initiative.
Transportation Infrastructure Initiative.
Health Infrastructure Initiative.
Nigerian Youth Empowerment Initiative (Non Profit Initiative).

INVESTORS PROPOSE N1BN DEAL IN TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS

A group of core technology investors has indicated plan to invest as much as N1 billion in the next two years in technology projects in Nigeria. The proposed projects are those built around the next generation digital infrastructures that are economically viable.


The investors plan to raise the capital from interested Venture Capitalist and Angel Investors that are within and outside Nigeria who are willing to invest their money in technology projects that are economically viable.
The group known as CCHub Growth Capital Limited, comprises Bank of Industry, Venture Garden Group, Omidyar Network and Co-Creation Hub (CCHub).
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ZINOX GROUP ACQUIRES XPUTER, PLANS AFRICAN EXPANSION

Zinox Group has announced that it has successfully completed the processes towards final acquisition of majority stake in Xputer, a leading and strategic software development and management company based in Ibadan.

The acquisition, no doubt will extended the group’s sphere of dominance in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) marketplace.

The investment, which was sealed in September last year, will see Zinox, led by digital entrepreneur, Leo Stan Ekeh, further expand its range of capabilities in line with its vision of becoming the single largest 360 degrees ICT group in Africa.

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PRESIDENCY UNFOLDS N500BN SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMMES

The Presidency has unfolded tentative details on the implementation of its N500 billion social welfare programme, revealing that one million extremely poor Nigerians would be direct beneficiaries of the N5,000 monthly cash transfer.

The payment which is to commence once the 2016 budget is approved by the National Assembly, is besides another five social interventions that include the provision of one meal a day to school pupils in some selected states.

A total of N60 billion would be directly transferred to the one million extremely poor Nigerians, according to a statement issued by the Office of the Vice-President in accordance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of building human capital. (more…)

AFDB PRESIDENT, ADESINA, URGES LEADERS TO URGENTLY MANAGE MIGRATION CRISES

The president of the African Development Bank, (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has called on African leaders to take a proactive stance towards managing the current migration crisis in the region.

Making this plea when he spoke on the issues of youth employment and migration in a speech delivered at the 34th session of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee, at the Africa Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Adesina urged the continent’s leaders to also ensure that they prevent any future migration crisis. (more…)

Former Consul General Amb. Teneilabe Receives Highest Honour From GA State Senate

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Ambassor Geoffrey Teneilabe, the outgoing Consulate General of Nigeria on Friday, January 22, 2016, received Senate Resolution, the highest honour from GA State Senate, during the Georgia General Assembly. Presented by Donzella James, a democratic senator representing Metropolitan Atlanta’s 35th District of Georgia for his exemplary diplomatic service to the community.

In his acceptance speech, Former Consul General Amb. Teneilabe commended Senator James for supporting the Nigerian Communities, and thanked the Senate Chamber, stating that Georgia-Nigeria economic relations has been mutually beneficial.

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan at the HOPE Global Forum

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On Friday, January 15, 2016, Former President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan delivered the opening remarks at the Hope Global Forum discussing Emerging Africa: Beyond the Headlines.

Prior to the event, he met privately with Ambassador Andrew Young and John Bryant Hope, Chairman and Founder of HOPE. Also at the event were Ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe, Consulate General of Nigeria, Atlanta, GA, former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Robin Sanders, Atlanta Mayor, Mayor Kassim Reed, and other city fathers.

2016 is the first year the Hope Global Forums has showcased Sub Saharan Africa. During his opening remarks, ex President Jonathan drew parallels between Africa and Nigeria’s economic and social struggles to those of Atlanta and the HOPE foundation.

He stated that he was devoting his post presidential life to partnering with others of like mind to develop the African continent by working for political stability and wealth creation.

The former President gave highlights of his experience as head of the Commonwealth Election Observer mission to Tanzania. He also lamented the fact that Africa, which has 15% of the world’s population, only controls 2.5% of global trade.

In particular, he drew applause from the audience of dignitaries when he said “If we do not add value to our commodity exports, all we will be doing is exporting jobs”. He also got a standing ovation for calling for affirmative action to empower African women politically, economically and socially.

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan also talked about his administration’s policy of empowering youths with capital through such interventionist programs like Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YouWin) and the Nagropreneurs initiative. He encouraged other African nations to introduce similar policies.

President Jonathan finally called on the August body to continue to support Nigeria and Africa’s economic progress through trade and investment noting that “foreign aid can never help Africa grow its economy. It can only help you exist vegetatively”.

President Jonathan Honoured in Atlanta by the SCLC

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Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was today (January 14th) honored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He was awarded with the Presidential Award in recognition of his leadership in advancing human rights, social justice and the fight for universal freedom. The SCLC, founded by the late American Civil Right leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, in January 1957 is currently led by Dr. Charles Steele Jr.

The event is part of the activities leading up to the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day on Monday, January 18th, 2016. Former President Jonathan is the first African leader to be so honored. Dr. Jonathan also received Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s sister, Naomi King during the event. Before his remarks at the event, Dr. Jonathan met privately with the president of the SCLC.

The president of the SCLC, Dr. Charles Steele Jr proposed to work with the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to advance the cause of peace around the world and to bridge the gap between people of color in the Diaspora and Africa. Former President Jonathan responded that his vision is to help stabilize and promote democracy and peace in Africa. He went on to say that without peace you can not have economic progress.

He revealed that this was the reason he pushed for Nigeria’s intervention to ensure peace in various African nations such as Côte d’Ivoire while he was in office. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and President Steele then agreed to collaborate along the lines suggested by the former Nigerian President.

At the event, former President Jonathan expressed his gratitude to the SCLC for inviting him and declared that it was “virtually impossible to separate this worthy body from its founder, the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, or from epoch making landmark events of the American Civil Rights movement”.

He also said “My personal takeaway from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, is service to God and the brotherhood and equality of all men before their Creator. In keeping with that, I have learnt not to look up to any man, except he is taller than I, or to look down on a fellow mortal, except I am admiring his shoes”.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is the Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation and is in Atlanta, Georgia, on the invitation of a number of US institutions.

Below are his full remarks at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Remarks by His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Atlanta, on Thursday 14th, January, 2016.  Protocols  I thank the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, for inviting and honoring me today, and especially so, as this invitation comes right about the period when the world stands still in recognition of the selfless sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When we think of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), it is virtually impossible to separate this worthy body from its founder, the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, or from epoch making landmark events of the American Civil Rights movement.  I am pleased to know that the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is not just one of the great American institutions, it is also one of her more potent vehicles for the advancement of liberty and freedom for all God’s people.

For that, I also commend Charles Steele for his leadership and commitment to peace and justice nationally and globally. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s principles of non violent protests played a great part in the independence movement in my native country Nigeria and indeed throughout Africa as a whole.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr witnessed the British Union Jack being lowered in Ghana in 1957 when Ghana became the first Sub-Saharan African nation to gain independence, an action which set off a positive chain reaction all over the continent. In 1963, Ambassador Leslie O. Harriman, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, who prosecuted our anti apartheid strategy at the UN, testified of the support he received from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in kick starting that noble effort.

Suffice to say that the efforts of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in advancing Liberty and equal rights transcended national boundaries. Speaking for my foundation, the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, I must say that I have been inspired by this great man and the worthy institutions and legacies he left behind and I am further inspired to continuing doing good and advancing human freedoms just by being present here today.

My personal takeaway from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, is service to God and the brotherhood and equality of all men before their Creator. In keeping with that, I have learnt not to look up to any man, except he is taller than I, or to look down on a fellow mortal, except I am admiring his shoes. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said: “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice.

Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love”. Those words helped me deliver on my stated promise to deepen democracy in Nigeria and in the process demonstrate through action that nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.

Once again, I thank the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for having me. May God bless you and continue to raise up from among you men and women who will continue in the footsteps of your worthy forebears.

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