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Nigeria Innovation Summit 2019 to Focus on Innovations to Accelerate Economic Growth



BY: Sandra Ani

The 4th edition of the Nigeria Innovation Summit will focus on the theme: Accelerating Nigeria’s Economic Growth Through Innovation.

The summit which will hold on August 20-21,2019 at Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria is an annual event that promotes the need for businesses, organizations, entrepreneurs and government in Nigeria to become more innovative and use innovation to drive sustainable economic development.

It helps Nigeria embrace innovation and move in the direction of digital transformation through the use of Emerging Technologies and Trends, Research, Development, Commercialization, Entrepreneurship and Investments.

Each year the summit provides a platform that fosters collaborations among Government Agencies, businesses, International organizations, innovators, researchers, Academic community and startups.

While announcing this year’s summit, Mr.Kenneth Omeruo,CEO, Emerging Media-the organisers of the summit states “This is the time for Nigeria with her youthful population, to leverage new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Robotics, Data sciences etc and apply them in sectors like Health, Agriculture, Financial services, Education, Renewable Energy and Clean-techs to solve problems around us. These opportunities are already creating new businesses who are becoming a major source of foreign investments into Nigeria and that is a major way of accelerating Nigerians economic growth. This is our motivation each year to host this summit

He further explains that small businesses and startups hold the key to a sustainable economic growth for the country as in 2018 according to Partech Africa report Nigerian startups attracted US$ 306 Million in funding over 26 deals,  and encourages the government to provide more support and create the enabling environment for Nigerian businesses and innovations to thrive.

Mr Tony Ajah, Program Coordinator for Nigeria Innovation Summit 2019 states” Each year we bring in experts from around the world in several innovation ecosystems to Nigeria to share these global opportunities and network with participants are the summit.

This year’s summit will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions focusing on Healthtech, Agritech, Renewable energy and CleanTech, FinTech, Edutech, Techtainment, Emerging Technologies, Research, collaborations, Women Entrepreneurship, Youths, Technology and Entrepreneurship Development in Nigeria

The 2019 Nigeria Innovation Summit offers great opportunity through sponsorship, partnership, exhibitions of innovative products, ideas, applications and services. The organisers therefore call for participation from government agencies, international organisations, academics, business leaders, companies, organisations, Smes, CEOs, entrepreneurs, decision makers, innovators.

For more inquiries, please visit: is on a critical mission; to objectively and honestly represent the voice of ‘grassrooters’ in International, Federal, State and Local Government fora; heralding the achievements of political and other leaders and investors alike, without discrimination. This daily, digital news publication platform serves as the leading source of up-to-date information on how people and events reflect on the global community. The pragmatic articles reflect on the life of the community people, covering news/current affairs, business, technology, culture and fashion, entertainment, sports, State, National and International issues that directly impact the locals.

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Stakeholders Head to Enugu for first Southeast Educators Conference




Stakeholders in the education circle are warming up for the maiden edition of Southeast Educators’ Conference 2024(SEEC’24).

The two-day SEEC’24 scheduled to hold 18th & 19th, April 2024 at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu under theme: Future-‘Focused Learning – Igniting the Competitive Edge’ promises to host key players in the education sector with a potential attendance of over 500 delegates.

The conference will feature a diverse lineup of speakers, covering topics ranging from holistic learning approaches to cutting-edge technology integration.

Speaking ahead of the conference, Mrs Doris Chinedu-Okoro, CEO, Evergreen Group, said SEEC’24 is the first of its kind in the Southeast region, presenting a historic opportunity for stakeholders to pioneer positive change in the local education sector.

“It brings together diverse perspectives and innovative ideas,fostering collaboration and networking among educators and stakeholders.

Hundreds of delegates will be in attendance.

“SEEC’24 is dedicated to exploring transformative practices, emphasising holistic learning, technology integration, global citizenship, life-long learning, and community engagement”, she said.

Mr. Osita Chidioka, the former Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, who recently launched an online mentorship and leadership programme for Nigerian youths named Mekaria Mentorship Programme (MMP) Foundation Course, will deliver the keynote at SEEC’24.

Prof. Pieter Verdegem; Dr. Joy Isa, Mrs. Bukola Adewuiyi, Lady Uju Dike, Fr. John Njorteah, Alex Onyia, Rotimi Eyitayo, Rhoda Odigboh, Elfrida Diete-Spiff Omole, Dr. ChibuezeLawrence Ofobuike, Ify Obidi-Essien, Dr. Abimbola Ogundere, Angelina Ikeako, Odetola Ebenezer Israel and OgochukwuOnyia, are some of the speakers lined up for the event.

The Evergreen Group CEO added that the conference thrives on a vision to create a dynamic platform that equips educators with the tools and knowledge needed to make a lasting impact on the educational landscape of South-Eastern Nigeria.

SEEC’24 is open to School Owners, Heads of Schools (Public and Private), Educational Stakeholders, Counselors, Teachers, Parents, Investors, Startups, and others in the education ecosystem.

“Participants will have the opportunity to engage in two full days of conference sessions, diving deep into the future of Education.

“There will be ample networking opportunities with school leaders from across the geopolitical zone and beyond.

“The evening Gala Night promises a delightful atmosphere for dancing, dining, wining, and fostering deeper connections in a relaxed setting”, she further explained.

Registration is N100,000 via:

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Church Organises Colloquium, Football Competition to Mark 50th Anniversary




Evangelical Church of Yahweh (ECoY)

The Evangelical Church of Yahweh (ECoY) is set to celebrate its Golden Jubilee Anniversary, signifying 50 years of ministry.

ECoY is a full Pentecostal and prophetic church established February 4 1973, by Apostle (Dr.) Theophilus Olabayo in Ilorin, Kwara State with parishes in several states in Nigeria, United States and Britain.

The founder of the ministry is one of the major prophets in Nigeria that has given accurate prophecies about the country and its leaders.

As part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations, the ministry will host a 3-day event starting with a Football Match on Friday, February 3 in the morning and a Praise Evening, which will feature different seasoned music ministers, later in the day still on the 3rd.

This event will be followed by a colloquium on Saturday, February 4, and as a landmark celebration for the ministry, the conference will host speakers from different ministries to present series of lectures on “The Prophetic Ministry and the Pentecostal Movement in Nigeria: 50 years evolution of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh”.

The Rt. Reverend (Prof) Dapo Asaju, Diocesan Bishop of Ilesa Diocese Anglican Communion and Bishop Theologian, Anglican Communion is the keynote speaker for the occasion, while renowned religious leaders such as Apostle Dr. John Amarachukwu Daniel, President/Provost, Melchisedek Graduate Bible Academy, Prophet Bolaji Oduntayo, Deputy Shepherd, Disciples of Christ Ministry, Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement Church (Ayo Ni O), Dr. Tokunbo Bankole, and Pastor Joshua Olabayo, Pastor Evangelical Church of Yahweh, London will lead other discussions. The conference is scheduled to be a time of celebration, reflection, and re-dedication to the mission of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh.

On Sunday, February 5 the church will host a thanksgiving service to wrap up the anniversary celebrations.

It will be an avenue to appreciate God for his faithfulness to the ministry in its 50 years of its existence.

Speaking ahead of the celebration, the Organising Committee Chairman, Bishop Enighokhana Oni, said “This 50th Anniversary marks a turning point in the physical and spiritual development of the ministry. It will give us an ample opportunity to re-evaluate the past, and to look forward to the expansion and winning souls for Christ, in accordance with the vision of the ministry”.

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Late President of Nigeria, Yar’adua’s son Weds his sweetheart – See photos



The former and also Late President of Nigeria, Umar Musa Yar’Adua’s Son just married his fiancee.

Shehu who is 29 years old is a Bachelor’s degree holder in Economics at Schellhammer Business school in Spain, and also a master’s degree holder in international relations from Webster University Netherlands. He tied the knot yesterday which was the 23rd of July with his fiancee Yacine, She’s 22 years old and a Bachelor’s degree holder in hospitality and management from the University of Surrey at the United kingdom.

The wedding held in Maiduguri, Borno State. And was actually a big wedding as it had important personalities in attendance. Here are some photos.

Shehu and Yacine
The bride, Yacine
Shehu and Yacine
The groom and important attendees
Important personalities and attendees

Photo Credit: Lindaikejisblog

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