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6 Kids Set To Represent Nigeria At World Microsoft Championship

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Last Updated on July 18, 2023 by Fellow Press

Six exceptional students from different schools will represent Africa’s Giant, Nigeria at the 2023 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship which will hold in Orlando, Florida, United States.

In an exciting development, Africa’s Giant, Nigeria will be represented by six students from different schools at the upcoming 2023 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC).

The MOSWC competition scheduled is an annual event contested by students from over 150 countries.

This year’s edition will be held at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, USA, spanning from July 30 to August 2, 2023.

“It is globally recognised and gives certified users the opportunity to apply for jobs anywhere in the World. MOS certification also provides a solid foundation for advanced ICT training and certified users will be able to pursue training in advanced computer technologies,” Edna Agusto, founder of the organizers told BusinessDay.

The talented students representing Nigeria at the championship include:

Fenna Nwokeji from Aduvie International School in Abuja, FCT;

Victor Omoyajowo from Faith Academy in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State;

Adesuwa Igbinedion from Faith Academy in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State;

Daniel Uzugbo from Faith Academy in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State;

Aderinsola Adeegbe from Faith Academy in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State;

Bolurinwa Fabuyi from City of Knowledge Academy in IjebuOde, Ogun State.

Giving the details of the students, Edna Agusto, founder of the organizers of the Nigerian Microsoft Competition, ReadManna Empowerment Initiative, said Fenna Nwokeji is an Excel 2019 winner from Aduvie International School, Abuja who scored 1,000/1,000 at the competition; Victor Omoyajowo, a Word 2019 winner is from Faith Academy, Canaanland, Ota in Ogun State scored 976/1,000; Adesuwa Igbinedion, a PowerPoint 2019 winner is from Faith Academy, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State scored 1,000/1,000.

Others are Daniel Uzugbo, an Excel 2016 winner from Faith Academy, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State scored 980/1,000; Aderinsola Adeegbe, a Word 2016 winner, Faith Academy, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State scored 1,000/1,000; Bolurinwa Fabuyi, a PowerPoint 2016 winner, from City of Knowledge Academy, IjebuOde, Ogun State scored 925/1,000.

Edna also added that Nigeria has come 2nd and 3rd in the World Championship in the past 14 years and had finished in the top 10 places nearly every year.

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Accept FG offer above N60,000 as new minimum wage, Opeyemi Bamidele to labour

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The Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, APC, Ekiti Central has pleaded with the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC
to accept whatever the federal government offered them above N60,000 as the new minimum wage.

Bamidele urged the NLC and TUC to toe the path of dialogue and peace in the negotiation of a new minimum wage, which the President had promised to send a bill to the National Assembly for this purpose.

The Senate Leader has reiterated the need for Nigerians to demonstrate more patriotic spirit and oneness in their daily activities as the nation journeys through its socio-political trajectory towards the promised land.

He made the call in an Eid-el-Kabir message by his Directorate of Media and Public Affairs on Sunday, just as he highlighted some achievements of the administration of President BolaTinubu.

Bamidele said, “The federal government has conceded to N60,000, which translates to a 100 percent increase. But both NLC and TUC turned down this offer, leading to a two-day industrial action.

“The federal government has promised to make more concessions in this respect. As the federal government reveals its new offer, I plead with the organised labour to accept it in the national interest. The economy will remain in this condition. Collectively, we are taking multi-pronged measures to reverse disturbing economic indicators.”has conceded to N60,000, which translates to a 100 percent increase. But both NLC and TUC turned down this offer, leading to a two-day industrial action.

“The federal government has promised to make more concessions in this respect. As the federal government reveals its new offer, I plead with the organised labour to accept it in the national interest. The economy will remain in this condition. Collectively, we are taking multi-pronged measures to reverse disturbing economic indicators.”

While identifying with all Muslim faithful nationwide, Bamidele who noted that Nigerians, regardless of religion and tribes, should team up with and rally support for the Tinubu administration to safely steer the ship of the nation into a successful end, emphasised that no nation could travel the journey of national rebirth alone without the unwavering support of its citizens not minding their political, cultural and social backgrounds and orientations.

He assured that the current administration would leave no stone unturned in alleviating the economic hardship being faced by the majority of Nigerians and re-offer them a sense of pride in their home country.

In the spirit of the season, the Senate Leader urged all Muslims to emulate love and good neighbourliness exemplified by Prophet Mohammed (SWAT) during his time and how he related very well with people of other faiths and nationalities.

Bamidele who appealed that the ongoing reengineering efforts of the Tinubu Administration could only yield democratic dividends in an atmosphere devoid of insecurity, but where lives and property are protected, said: “Just to mention a few among ongoing projects like the 700 kilometres Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway, the establishment of N50 Billion Pulako Initiative and annual recruitment of 30,000 new police personnel are Key Performance Indicators of this government.

“Only recently, this government declared a state of emergency in agriculture and launched the National Agricultural Development Fund with N100 billion, in addition to the Dry Season Farming Initiative and the Green Imperative Programme to ensure food security across the land.

“All these and other components of the 8-point Renewed Hope Agenda require the patriotic support and prayers for their deliverables to multiply at the doorsteps of Nigerians in the remaining three years of the first term of this government.”

He further urged the Muslim faithful to use the season of Eid el-Kabir to pray for the leaders of the country for divine wisdom and understanding that can match the enormous tasks of leading the country especially at a time when economic realities are not favourable around the world.

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FG updates on UAE lifting visa ban on Nigeria

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The Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, has revealed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government will soon announce the date for lifting the visa ban that has been imposed on Nigerian travellers.

This information was shared during an interview with Otega Ogra, Senior Special Assistant to President Bola Tinubu, which is available on the official YouTube page of the State House of Nigeria.

Keyamo acknowledged that while a resolution was reached between President Bola Tinubu and UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during President Tinubu’s working visit to the UAE in September 2023, additional processes were required before the ban could be officially lifted.

He said the processes have now been completed, paving the way for the imminent announcement from the UAE government.

“After that high-level meeting, Mr. President, credited to him, made things very easy for us all. We did our follow-ups as his ministers. We have done everything. We have resolved everything.

“Just wait for the announcement from the UAE government, and that announcement is imminent,” Keyamo stated.

The Minister further mentioned that he is aware of the specific date when the travel restriction will be lifted, but he emphasized that it is up to the UAE government to make the official announcement.

The lifting of the ban is expected to restore ease of travel for Nigerian citizens to the UAE, thereby enhancing bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.

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