Dignovate Africa Fellows/Bridewaters foundation is dedicated to solving the problem of poor economic growth in Africa by providing supports, development, innovation to every individuals we come across.
Empowering Youths in innovation and entrepreneurship to create solutions to the grand challenges in government, social and business space.
Automate Ekiti is the first phase of ‘Dignovate Africa Fellows’ project that seeks to achieve the following in Ekiti within the next 5years.
Equip about 10,000 Youths in digital skills: Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Programming, Motion Animation, Cyber Security, Project Management etc.
Train 70,000 elderly residents in better use of gadgets and the internet.
Train 20,000 Children in Programming, Robotics, Motion Animation and other digital skills
Midwife the establishment of 1000 Starts-up businesses in Ekiti in the next 5years
Transform job seekers to job creators by creating 20,000 jobs
Assist 5,000 youths to get gainful employment in the innovation and technology ecosystem within and outside the country
Generate an estimate of N15billion revenue within the next 5 years
Automate 100 public service/social activities within 5years
Crypto Currency Development & Motion Animation
At the end of the course, you will learn top notch digital skills needed to stand out in today’s digital world. You will also learn how to use technology to provide solutions relevant to your community and the world at large.
. Educating the Youth and Children
. Identifying and Promoting their talents.
. Raise a newcrop of African youth leaders, who will develop indigenious and adaptable solutions to the problems of the continents, through the promotion of innovations, digital education, skill development and social inclusion.
. Run an entrepreneurship challenge within the state to identify teams who can proffer business solutions to a minimum of 1 million people.
. Establish Innovation Lab and a prototyping workshop and train successful teams in Innovation and entrepreneurship.
. Seed launched start-ups ( The Ekiti Start up Investment Fund)
. Migrate start-ups to a functional work-space within the Start-up Village.
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The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) On Monday October 14, revealed that tramadol and codeine were often found in the remains of suicide bombers contracted by Boko Haram insurgents.
Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the agency’s Director-General who spoke during a courtesy visit to Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, said the importation of the illicit drug had a dramatic increase after NAFDAC was barred from the Nation’s ports for over 7 years.
“We have had a lot of problems that predated me and one of the problems is that NAFDAC was removed from the ports for seven years (2011-2018) and the damage that was done during the seven years, we are still mopping the damage, as we speak. I never knew that I would come home and start battling tramadol, codeine, that have destroyed so many young lives and I have often told people that Nigeria cannot be greater than her youths.
“So, I take this very personally and for the first five months I was running to ensure we returned to the ports and the NSA office came to help us because we found out that even our children the Boko Haram sent on suicide mission, that their remains contain tramadol. So, it is not about destroying the future alone, it is terrorism. It is destabilisation of the community. But we are able to go back into the ports” she said.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday issued regulatory guidelines for the operation of Indirect Participants in the Payments System, with effect from Nov. 11.
The apex bank made this known in a circular issued by CBN’s Director, Payments System Management Department, Mr Sam Okojere, to banks.
The Indirect Participants are payments service providers who are non-clearing financial institutions but settle their payments obligations through clearing banks.
According to the guideline, to qualify as an indirect participant, an institution shall: have a satisfactory risk-based rating from the CBN and secure a letter of recommendation from its direct participating bank, signed by the Chief Risk Officer and an Executive Director of the direct participating bank.
The bank also directed that an indirect participant expected to settle all its payments obligations through only one direct participating bank per payment scheme at any given time.
“The relationship between a direct participating bank and an indirect participant shall be governed by a Settlement Agreement.
“Where the account of an indirect participant with a direct participating bank is not adequately funded, the direct participating bank may decline further settlement services to the indirect participant and inform the payment processor accordingly.
“Except as otherwise agreed, a direct participating bank or an indirect participant shall give at least thirty 30 days’ notice to the other party before terminating the Settlement
Agreement for any other reason apart from the circumstances in 3.4.
“The terminating party shall notify the Payments Service Provider (PSP) of its intention to terminate.
“A direct participating bank and an indirect participating bank shall enter into a bilateral agreement to guide the relationship.
“Where an indirect participant connects directly to a PSP for transaction processing, the indirect participant, direct participating bank, and the PSP shall enter into a tripartite agreement”, the bank directed.
It also directed that indirect participants must process their e-reference instruments through the direct participating bank or directly, through the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS).
“In the latter option, NIBSS shall indicate the source, (bank, indirect participant)
of the e-reference requests.
“The receiving bank shall not discriminate between e-references originating from banks and indirect participants.
“An indirect participant shall comply with the applicable provisions of the Nigeria Bankers’ Clearing System Rules (NBCS)”.