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New Western Digital WD_Black drives enable gamers to heed the call of duty

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  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Gets Next-Level Performance with WD_BLACK Collector’s Edition Storage Products

Western Digital  is working with Call of Duty to reimagine three high-performance products from the WD_BLACK™ portfolio, bringing gamers three special edition storage drives that encapsulate the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War look and feel with the added bonus of in-game Call of Duty points.

These three products include the WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive, WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD and the recently announced WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe™ SSD featuring PCIe® Gen4 technology.

“We are excited that this collaboration with Call of Duty gives us the opportunity to bring these limited edition specially designed drives to their passionate fans,” said the Senior Vice President of Consumer Solutions at Western Digital, Jim Welsh. “We know gamers are exceptionally serious when it comes to their gameplay, so we created optimized storage solutions that enable them to keep up with the immersive Call of Duty experience.”

“As we’re delivering the next generation of Black Ops to the gaming community, we’re committed to ensuring our fans have the absolute best gaming experience,” said the Global Director of Brand Partnerships and Integrated Marketing at Activision, Ander Nickell. “Western Digital’s WD_BLACK brand is made for gamers, and together we believe our fans will be as thrilled as we are about these drives.”

The upcoming themed special edition drives include:

WD_BLACK Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Special Edition P10 Game Drive: The WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive is built specifically for gamers looking to expand the potential of their compatible console or PC, by saving their game library in an on-the-go form factor.

Free with purchase, gamers will receive a voucher for 1,100 Call of Duty points that can be redeemed for items within the game.

This special edition drive will be available in a 2TB model and retails for $109.99 MSRP.

It is expected to be available for purchase at select Western Digital retailers and e-tailers early December 2020.

WD_BLACK Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Special Edition P50 Game Drive SSD: The WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD provides PC and compatible consoles with insanely high read speeds so players spend less time waiting to get back in the game and more time actually playing.

Gamers who purchase this drive will also receive a voucher for 2,400 Call of Duty points that can be redeemed for items within the game.

This special edition drive will be available in a 1TB  model and retails for $249.99 MSRP. For more information on this product, visit the Western Digital store.

It is expected to be available for purchase at select Western Digital retailers and e-tailers in December 2020.

WD_BLACK Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Special Edition SN850 NVMe SSD (1TB): This high-performance future-ready product reduces game load times and transfers files faster than the previous generation.

Powered by next-gen PCIe Gen4 technology the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD delivers smoother loading of applications, allowing users to boot up quickly.

Free with purchase is 2,400 Call of Duty points that can be redeemed for items within the game1. This special edition drive will be available in a 1TB non-heatsink model for $239.99 MSRP. For more information on this product, visit the Western Digital store.

It is expected to be available for purchase at select Western Digital retailers and e-tailers in December 2020.

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Olalekan Olude joins TalentMatch as Cofounding Advisor

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Olalekan Olude, a Nigerian entrepreneur, has joined TalentMatch, owners of PayDay; the fastest growing and most efficient payment platform for tech talent and creative.

He joined the startup as Cofounding Advisor, according to a report by TechEconomy.ng.

Olude, the co-founder and COO of Jobberman, West Africa’s biggest job search engine, was appointed by Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun as Special Adviser, Job Creation and Youth Empowerment.

In 2016, Olude was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians by Avance Media.

Speaking on Olude’s role, the founder/CEO of TalentMatch, Favour Ori, said that asides being excited about what they are building, he feels great about the people who are walking the path with him.

In his words:

“I am totally excited about the people I am building with. I got in contact with Olelekan in 2020, he was impressed with my work. He called me “A steller guy”. I implemented a bunch of things he suggested and they worked out perfectly fine. When I started building out TalentMatch/PayDay, it was basic instinct to reach out to him again.

“He said he would have been pissed if I didn’t involve him haha! Olalekan is brilliant.

Ori said that with Olude’s strong background in recruitment and Finance; he’ll be instrumental in our growth.

Olalekan speaks:

Commenting on his new adventure with Talentmatch, Olude said that he looks forward to advising the A-list PayDay team on how to scale exponentially into a globally successfully firm.

‘There is an increasingly stronger linkage between the acquisition of African creative talent by foreign firms and payments. The A-list PayDay team can exceptionally solve the issues around creative talents receiving payments and I look forward to advising them on how to scale exponentially into a globally successfully firm”, he said.

PayDay is the fastest and most efficient way for tech talent and creatives throughout the African continent to receive payments from their global/foreign clients in minutes, all on their mobile phones or PCs.

At the forefront of TalentMatch leadership are the co-founders: Dr. Rex Idaminabo, Chidi Nwaogu, and other competent African talents.

Furthermore, they work together to facilitate cross-border payments in Africa

Source: TechEconomy.ng

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Ugwuanyi appoints Elvis Obi-Nwankwo as SA Science, Tech & Innovation

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Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has appointed a new Special Assistant on Innovation, Science and Technology, in the person of Engineer Elvis Obi-Nwankwo,  according to a report by TechEconomy.ng.

Elvis Obi-Nwankwo who made this know through his social media platforms declared to accomplish groundbreaking science, that can enhance the well-being of all Enugu indigene through their programmes (administration, technology innovation, international cooperation and resources, research development and support, and socio-economic innovation partnerships) and several entities that work alongside it.

Prior to his appointment, Engr. Elvis Obi-Nwankwo worked as the Head of Business Development at Maincorp Inc. He was in-charge of the Company’s corporate business development and also overseeing synergies in building new market for the foreign and local brand partners.

He is the Founder/CEO, Global Prime Edge Solutions Limited and later co-founded OgeneFest2020; the biggest gathering of Igbo art and cultural musicians across the African continent and positioned to become an all year round cultural ritual that would help unite and reposition the Igbo cultural rhythm for possible export.

Confirming his appointment during a chat with our Correspondent, Obi-Nwankwo  said: “It has ​​been said before, and will be repeated again and again that the list of good leaders Enugu State has ever had would not be complete if Governor Ugwuanyi is not mentioned twice.

“Apart from being an outstanding father of the State, a multi-dexterous, peaceful and loving leader, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has always lived for others to truly live too. A man who believes in the potentials of the youth, His Excellency has never failed to give young people opportunity to prove themselves in leadership and other wise.

“On the 8th day of April, 2021, the People’s Governor found me worthy to serve under him as his Special Assistant on Innovation, Science and Technology, feat only him can give to a young leader like myself.

“It is with heart filled with unmitigated gratitude that I write to appreciate His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Enugu State for finding me worthy of this sensitive position. I am most grateful to all the leaders through whose opportunities in leadership I am able to reach this feat. I am of course very aware that it is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.

The SA to the Governor on STI said that the office seeks to boost socio-economic development in the State, through research and innovation.

“To achieve its goals, the office will provide leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation”: he added.

Meanwhile, it is worthy of mention that Ambassador Elvis Obi-Nwankwo  initiated the Enugu West upskilled training that provided free platforms for hundreds of youths in Enugu west Senatorial zone to be trained in many skills including animation, web designing, graphics design and many more in the year 2020.

“I look up to God for strength to utilize this opportunity for the good of Enugu State and even beyond”, he said.

Engr. Obi-Nwankwo holds Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance from, Middlesex University, Mauritius Campus.

He is also a graduate of International Economics from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, and an Associate Member, Nigeria Institute of Strategic Management.

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FG Orders Broadcasting Stations To Deactivate Their Twitter Handles

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The Federal Government has further intensified steps to completely ensure that Nigerians do not have access to Twitter after it directed all broadcast stations to deactivate their accounts.

Armstong Idachaba, Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) made this known on Monday in a statement seen by Grassroots.ng.

He directed all television and radio stations in the country to de-install Twitter and desist from using it as a source of news.

“Consequent on the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government over the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining the corporate existence of Nigeria, the National Broadcasting Commission directs all Broadcasting Stations in Nigeria to suspend the patronage of Twitter immediately.”

He quoted section 2(1) r of the NBC Act, which entrusts the commission with responsibility to ensure strict adherence to the national laws, rules and regulations to back up his directive.

“Also, section 3.11.2 of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code provides that “the broadcaster shall ensure that law enforcement is upheld at all times in a matter depicting that law and order are socially superior to or more desirable than Crime and Anarchy”, he added.

He equally drew the broadcasters’ attention to section 5.6.3 of the code which requires them to be mindful of materials that may cause disaffection, incite to panic or rift in the society in the use of a user generated Content (UGC).

He said it will be unpatriotic for any broadcaster in Nigeria to continue to patronise the suspended Twitter as a source of its information “therefore strict compliance is enjoined.”

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