Onyekachi and Nengi will be the featured speakers at a webinar on human rights literature.

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The African Secretariat of the International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF), has set aside 10th day of June, 2022 to host two prominent writers, Onyekachi Peter Onuoha and Prince Nengi Josef Owei-ilagha. They will be speaking on the Role of Literature in Human Rights.

A statement issued by the Convener of the event, Wole Adedoyin said the event would take place via WhatsApp by 8:00PM.

According to the statement, “The work of literature has been instrumental since at least the early modern era in shaping the notions of human personhood, good life, moral responsibility etc.”

“The field of human rights and literature has expanded in the last five decades. The idea of human rights is not new. But the importance of taking rights seriously has never been more urgent. Literature has real power to further human rights education. Stories, memoirs and picture books are great resources to help personalize human rights that may otherwise seem abstract.”

“This Webinar will examine the role of Literature in Human Rights. It will also provide answers to how have human rights concerns shaped the literary marketplace and how can literature impact human rights concerns?”

PROFILES OF OUR GUEST SPEAKERS

 

ONYEKACHI PETER ONUOHA

Onyekachi Peter Onuoha is a writer and a critic. He teaches African Digital Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Calabar. He is a recipient of Volkswagen Foundation Scholarship on Digital Humanities, 2018. He presented the Keynote Address for Festival Poetry 2019 titled “Poets in the Digital Age: Bytes and Heights.” He has also won the award of “Special Recognition” by Street Priests for his literary contributions to street children in his book Earth Corners, 2020. He is a Fellow of IFRA-Nigeria & Ife Institute of Advanced Studies 2021 respectively. He was one of the top ten for the James Currey Prize for African Literature 2021. Winner of Academy Press Chap Book Contest 2021. He has contributed book chapters and scholarly articles to national and international journals. He is widely published with the following titles: Idara, Moonlight Lady (Kraftbooks, 2012), My Father Lied, The Scream of Ola (Kraftbooks, 2013), Ijeuwa (Authorhouse UK, 2015), Identity, The Fears of Mama (Kraftbooks 2015) The Heresy of Gossip, Aluta Struggles (Celbestbooks, 2011), Smell (AMABooks, 2017) Earth Corners (Kraftbooks, 2019), African Digital Prose (EbonyBooks 2020), Practical Approaches to Creative Writing (Celbestbooks, 2020), Women in Continue Punning Men-boys (Celbestbooks 2021), among others.

 

PRINCE NENGI JOSEF OWEI-ILAGHA

Prince Nengi Josef Owei-ilagha, fondly called Pope Pen The First, has worked as a journalist, broadcaster and public relations personnel. Born in Nembe, Bayelsa State, he read English & Literary Studies at the University of Port Harcourt.

A one-time editor of The Tide On Sunday in Port Harcourt, he was a Speech Writer and Special Adviser on Research & Documentation to the Governor of Bayelsa State. He served the governments of Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha and Dr Goodluck Jonathan for seven consecutive years. He was also General Manager of the Bayelsa State Newspaper Corporation, publishers of New Waves.

Mantids, his first collection of poems, won the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, poetry prize in 1995. He was the pioneer Chairman of ANA, Bayelsa State chapter. He has published a number of books, including A Birthday Delight, short stories, and I Want To Be A Senator, a collection of essays on the state of the nation. His book of poems, January Gestures, the first of twelve books of poetry under construction, was among the nine contenders for the controversial 2009 NLNG-sponsored Nigeria Prize for Literature.

Pope Pen is also the author of Sand House & Bones, Royal Mail, Thirty Pieces of Sylva, The Militant Writes Back, Epistles To The President, Epistles To The Small Brave City-State, Big Daddy, Free At Last, Sermons From The Oxbow Lake, and The Last Days Of Gabriel Okara. He is also the author of the trilogy People, More People, and More & More People.

He is the publisher of Coastline News Network, a news magazine with a trained focus on the Niger Delta, and currently serves as Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Maritime University, Delta State.

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Reforming & Repositioning the Oil & Gas Industry in Nigeria Keynote Address By: Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

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Honourable Minister of State – Petroleum Federal Republic of Nigeria

Protocol

1. I am honoured to be in your midst today at this Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference

and exhibition to make some remarks on “Reforming & Repositioning the

Oil & Gas Industry in Nigeria”.

2. The theme of this year’s conference; Journey towards transformation and

the title of my speech “Reforming & Repositioning the Oil & Gas Industry

in Nigeria” aptly describes Nigeria’s current situation of transiting to the next

chapter on the journey to maximizing our resources for the development of our

Nation.

3. Today, the Nigerian Oil and Gas Conference & Exhibition is an important event

in the Nigeria oil and gas industry calendar. As such, I am delighted to

participate with you today in discussing the current state of our industry and

discuss the roadmap for moving the industry forward

Highlights of the Industry and the Journey So far

4. Globally, 2016 tested the resolve and resilience of the oil producing countries

especially OPEC members.

5. Between 2015 and 2016, there has been about a 25% drop in global spending

on exploration and production running into hundreds of billions of dollars which

is directly attributable to the low oil prices

6. Unlike in 2008 where the oil price decline was driven by demand

deterioration, the decline in the oil price from 2014 to 2016 was due to

excess supply.

 

7. More than ever, the need for closer collaboration became necessary internally

within OPEC members and externally with non OPEC members. This strong

collaboration yielded the production adjustment of 1.8 mb/d by OPEC and

number of Non-OPEC countries; this great achievement for the first time

is expected to balance the market by 3Q17.

8. Oil market sentiments have improved since the OPEC and Non-OPEC

declaration as prices rose, volatility decreased and net futures and

options long positions increased.

9. In 2016, the Nigeria upstream sector of the oil and gas industry was challenged

by the menace of upstream assets vandalism. Our crude oil export pipeline

system namely, Trans-Forcados to the west, the Obangbiri – TemiDaba – Brass

in central Niger Delta, the Nembe creek trunk line and the Trans-Niger pipeline

which evacuates crude produced onshore to export terminals were subject to

severe vandalism. Similarly, the Bonny – Port Harcourt crude oil pipeline and

the Escravos – Warri – Kaduna crude oil supply pipelines were not spared.

10. In spite of this, we witnessed a peak production of 2.35 Million barrels

per day recorded at the beginning of 2016 which declined to an almost all-

time-low of 1.3 Million barrels per day per day due to incessant vandalism. Our

2016 Crude oil production averaged 1.85 mln barrels of oil per day.

11. Despite these, Nigeria however, still remains a leading producer in Africa with

potential to boost production to the neighborhood of 3 mln barrels of oil

per day by 2020; once the required investments flow in and the planned

deep-water projects are fully realized to achieve an incremental reserve of

at least 1 billion barrels and half a million barrels in incremental

 

production capacity per day. For example, the opening up of Dahomey

Basin with the coming on-stream of the Aje field is certainly a major milestone

for the industry.

12. On the gas front, we witnessed an increase in the 2P National Gas Reserves

from 188 Tcf in 2015 to 192 Tcf in 2016

13. Petroleum products supply and distribution to the nation is fairly stabilized

since the giant leap of May 2016 Market liberalization. However, with the

prevailing change in the macroeconomic conditions, this is being achieved at

higher cost, especially to NNPC as the supplier of the last resort. We continue

to channel more energy towards resolving our downstream issues, once and for

all.

14. 2016 also saw us Negotiating and signing a novel Agreement on a new

sustainable funding framework for Joint Venture cashcall operations. This will

not only sustain our JV operations but is also a key enabler for incremental

production from our JV operations and a pathway towards incorporating our

JVs.

15. In the area of Nigeria Content, we also witnessed a steady increase in

participation of Nigerians in oil and gas contracts by 180% from Fifteen (15)

Nigerian Content Compliance Certificates (NCCCs) worth $396,103,336.38

issued in 2015 to forty two (42) Content Compliance Certificates (NCCCs)

valued at $1,645,233,425.59

16. When all these highlights of the industry are taken together, we can

see both progress and challenges.

 

17. Our challenges include that of security & environment, institutional capacity,

funding of investments, high industry technical costs, obsolete legislation &

fiscal regimes, downstream sector issues and infrastructure constraints.

18. There are often various factors that contribute to these expected outcomes. I

therefore would like to engender both interest and debates to the strategies

that underpin our roadmap for reforming and repositioning our oil and gas

industry.

Reforming the Industry

19. We developed and launched a practical and well-reasoned Petroleum Industry

Roadmap tagged the 7 Big Wins for the new Nigerian Petroleum Industry.

20. The 7 Big Wins is not like any other roadmap, as we have never been in short

supply of roadmaps. This roadmap is different because it reflects the vision of

the country’s Leadership and the explicit support and commitment of the

industry and all stakeholders, to its implementation.

21. The roadmap is different as it has very specific time-focused targets and like

the many bold steps we have taken in this sector since the inception of the

present Administration, we are by this roadmap focusing and committing to

take unprecedented steps and making dramatic policy shifts in this sector to

grow, deepen and open up the business and opportunities in Nigeria’s Oil and

Gas Sector.

22. The focus of the roadmap covers the following 7 key areas:

• Emplacing new policies, legislations and regulations

• Enabling the Business environment and attracting Investments

• Unleashing a Gas Revolution to spur multiplier effects including wealth

creation, environmental protection and job creation

• Improving our domestic capacity for local petroleum products production

and attaining self-sufficiency by 2018.

• Sustaining engagements with Oil producing communities and attaining zero

militancy in the Niger Delta region by the end of 2017

• Enshrining Transparency and Efficiency in the industry and automate

business processes to account for every drop of oil produced in the country.

• Adopting a sustainable and well-structured Stakeholder Management

framework that will address the peculiar needs and circumstances of the Oil

and Gas Industry.

23. All studies conducted on the Nigeria petroleum sector since 1999 are settled

on the issue that the role of Government in the oil and gas sector needs to be

better clarified whilst the policy, regulatory and commercial institutions need to

be given a refocused mandate to ensure better sector governance,

transparency of regulations and operations, accountability of the institutions,

and removal of opaqueness around the industry.

24. For these reasons, we have commenced to address these issues with an

overhaul of sector policies. Dialogues have already been held with stakeholders

in the industry and civil society on critical sector issues and the outcome of this

process is a new National Oil Policy, a new National Gas Policy and a new Fiscal

Policy.

25. To clarify, we have taken a root and branch effort to reform, which is the basis

of these policies and in order to ensure the sustainability of the policies, Nigeria

is in the process of legislating these critical policy positions within the next few

months.

26. The strategic objective of the new oil policy is to:

• Create a market driven oil and gas industry:

 

• Maximise production and processing of hydrocarbons;

• Move away from oil as a source of income to oil as a fuel for economic

growth;

• Cost efficient storage, transportation and distribution for petroleum

products;

• Minimise the environmental footprint of oil exploration and production;

• Managing the balance between depleting oil resources vs renewable

energy.

27. In the gas space, our policy interventions aspires to :

• Move the economy from oil to gas;

• Diversify the gas supply options within Nigeria, to ensure security of supply;

• Extend gas penetration in the domestic market in order to facilitate the

growth of the electric power, agricultural, and industrial sectors;

• Gain a presence for Nigerian gas in international markets;

• Operate a gas industry with a clear division of roles between private and

public sectors

o Public sector policy making; implementation and regulation;

o Private sector; investment and operations;

• End and commercialise gas flaring and address environmental issues;

• Provide an enabling environment for increased private sector participation in

• the gas sector;

• Clarify the rules guiding investment in the gas sector.

28. The new fiscal policy sets out to address Nigeria’s energy trilemma of

addressing energy availability, enhancing energy accessibility and

promoting energy availability

29. It will enhance fiscal neutrality, create a fiscal basis that will encourage

investments and market developments while emplacing competitiveness

 

and cost efficiency for the benefit of both government and the industry

operators.

30. Hitherto, the Nigerian downstream infrastructure has been solely financed by

government because of the social and economic impact, high investment

requirements and long gestation period.

31. Over 5000km of petroleum product and gas pipelines, storage depots,

refinery, power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructures were

all built through direct government funding.

32. Due to competing needs for government resources from other public sector

services such as education, health and transportation infrastructure etc. most

oil and gas infrastructure development projects should be financed and

managed through private sector participation.

33. It is in the light of this that comprehensive reforms are ongoing to fast track

the development of private sector led downstream infrastructure and

fully deregulate the market for effective competition and efficient service

delivery

34. We are determined to address the Niger Delta issues and build a peaceful and

prosperous Niger Delta, with emphasis on job creation for our teaming

unemployed youths, investment in infrastructure, energy and promotion of

sustainable livelihood.

35. We have being working closely with all relevant stakeholders including

communities, state governors, government agencies, oil and gas companies to

deploy a holistic developmental framework that will ensure lasting peace and

 

sustained development in the region. This is our commitment, and this

bond we are determined to achieve.

36. It is indeed a bumpy but rewarding ride and we are excited about it.

37. We will continue to deploy innovative thinking, new ideas and robust

partnerships to re-tool, re-kit, redesign and re-engineer our systems and

processes to ensure that we get more from the little that we are getting

at the moment than we did even in the time of plenty.

38. This is the choice that we have made and the challenge we must meet. We

appreciate the fact that reforms are often not easy because they often cause

inconvenience, but for the Nigeria Oil and Gas industry, we are encouraged

that we have the determination to see through the structural changes that are

needed to create the conditions for prosperity in the near future.

39. The lessons of the past ought to enable us respond decisively – It is

indeed a new dawn for Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry

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Our Stand On The Impeachment Of Dilma Rousseff- Govt Of Ecuador

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PRESS RELEASE

OFFICIAL STATEMENT:

OUR STAND ON THE IMPEACHMENT OF DILMA ROUSSEFF- GOVT OF ECUADOR

The Government of Ecuador condemns the political events that have occurred in the Federative Republic of Brazil, which in recent hours have resulted in the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

We discourage the blatant subversion of democratic order in Brazil, that we consider an overlapping coup d’état. Political opponents and other opposition forces conspired against the democracy to destabilize the government and remove President Dilma Rousseff from office illegitimately.

The spurious procedure of dismissal carried out by the legislative body, which culminated in the decision of her removal, failed to meet the fundamental requirement of proving that the President has committed crimes accused of.

We cannot ignore the fact that a significant number of decision makers in the process of political trial against the President are under investigation for acts of corruption.

In the face of this painful event, the Government of Ecuador has decided to recall for consultations to its charge d'affaires to the Federative Republic of Brazil.

This unfortunate event is unacceptable in the XXI (21) century, and poses a serious threat to the stability of our region and constitute a grave setback in the consolidation of the democracy that so much effort and sacrifice has meant to our people.

Journalist wishing to interview the Ambassador should contact Ms. Khoze Clement- Personal Assistant to the Ambassador on Media via Email: fliponclems@gmail.com. Tel: 09054545425/08036467657. Facebook: Ecuatorianos en África Embajada en Nigeria

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Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

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PARIS, France, December 16, 2015/ — Orange (www.Orange.com) presented the “2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge” prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event. FarmConnecta, a Botswana-based start-up that has developed an information sharing and billing system designed for the agricultural community, received a prize valued at 10,000 euros.

The 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge was launched in August in France and 11 other countries in Africa and the Middle East: Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Senegal.

The purpose of the challenge is to help stimulate innovation in Africa by offering start-ups the possibility of using Orange’s application programming interfaces (APIs) (https://www.orangepartner.com) to enrich their applications with functionalities that are sometimes essential, such as billing (https://www.orangepartner.com/content/direct-billing-api) or texting (https://www.orangepartner.com/content/direct-billing-api).

The call for applications attracted 1,200 innovative projects on www.entrepreneurclub.orange.com. The proposed projects illustrated the potential of telecommunications for regional development in fields as varied as healthcare, agriculture, education and energy.

Initially, ten projects per country were chosen for the shortlist. Twelve finalist projects were then chosen by a selection panel composed of experts from Orange and from the Information Technologies and Communications industry.

The final ranking was as follows:

1st: FarmConnecta from Botswana has created a mobile marketplace dedicated to livestock trading. Users can access market data and locate lost cattle via a simple mobile telephone. FarmConnecta takes full advantage of the Texting and Billing APIs to revolutionize m-agri applications in Botswana and potentially everywhere in Africa.
2nd: The Nilebot start-up from Egypt uses a hardware and software solution for real-time measurements of water quality in aquaculture. All the collected data is sent via text message in real time, helping aquaculture professionals to be more proactive and to improve their productivity.
3rd: The Cycle M start-up from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has developed a family planning system for mobiles (based on an application or through texting). It provides a tool that can be used to calculate a woman’s menstrual cycle and identify important dates, in particular to avoid unwanted pregnancies and births.

This Challenge marks the acceleration of Orange’s Open Innovation initiative in Africa and the Middle East by opening up the Group’s technical platforms and providing support for local developer ecosystems through its Orange Partner (https://www.orangepartner.com) program. Orange offers access to the Texting API in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Niger and Senegal, and to the USSD and Billing APIs in Egypt.

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Arthur D. Little appointed as a New Chief Innovation Officer

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UK Partner and ADL senior Rick Eagar will also lead the consultancy’s Technology & Innovation Management Practice
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)– The world’s first management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL), today announced the appointment of Rick Eagar as Chief Innovation Officer and Global Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) Practice Leader. With over 26 years of experience helping many of the world’s leading organizations perfect their innovation management programs, in this new role Eagar will work with the firm’s leaders and experts across the globe to develop the next generation of innovative and impactful client offerings as part of the firm’s ambitious growth strategy.

The creation of the new role reflects the importance of the consultancy’s Anticipate—Innovate—Transform focus which is aimed at helping ADL clients grow and prosper in today’s rapidly changing business environment – an environment in which navigating the future, delivering breakthrough innovations and tackling continuous change is essential to face hyper-competition and threats of disruption.

Commenting on his appointment, Eagar said, “I couldn’t be happier to taking this new role at a time when Arthur D. Little is more successful than ever and growing rapidly across the world. Our clients have always expected innovation from Arthur D. Little, and it is an honor to lead our collective efforts in building still further on our passion and expertise, making sure that innovation stays firmly at the heart of all of our consulting activities as we go forward.”

After joining ADL in 1989 following nearly a decade at Shell International, Eagar has been a director and partner for more than 18 years, focusing on technology and innovation management for clients across a range of industries. Eagar also serves as Chief Editor of ADL’s top management journal Arthur D. Little Prism.
This nomination comes at a time where Arthur D. Little is accelerating its global growth, with over 35 Partners promoted or hired since its recent MBO. In 2015 alone, the firm has opened multiple offices across all five continents and 14 Partners have joined or been promoted from within, reflecting growing client demand for its services.
For further information, please visit www.adl.com.
*source: ME NewsWire

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6th Niger delta advancement awards 2015 holds November 28th

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The wait is over! All is now set to host the 6th Niger Delta Advancement Awards (NDAA) 2015 powered by JUVENIS Magazine. This is coming in months after the list of nominees was released in a press conference held in Port Harcourt. According to the organizers, the 6th Niger Delta Advancement Awards (NDAA) 2015 will be a historic night of awards, music, comedy, dance, fashion, spoken words and lots more as celebrities, media executives, captains of industry and government functionaries will converge under one roof.

#NDAAwards2015 is scheduled to hold on Saturday 28th, November 2015 at THE GLASS HOUSE, along Rumuola-Stadium Link Road, Port Harcourt.
Time: 5.00 pm (Red Carpet).
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Let’s keep the conversation ongoing with: #NDAAwards2015

You can also watch past events by clicking the links below;

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Dubai: CSR Network to Hold Training on CSR Advanced Course

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  • One of a kind training with assessment makes Arabia CSR Network leading training centre in the Region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates- October 18,2015 – (ME NewsWire) The Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN), a local think tank and knowledge centre, will organize a four day advanced session on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Designed to augment knowledge and know how on the subject, the accredited course is based on the training series conducted in the past by the Network in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Management, Manila.

The training course aims to shed light on conceptual underpinnings, and practical applications of the theory and practice of CSR and sustainability. It underlines the concept of value creation through strategic CSR, emphasizing on the business’ role in society going beyond making profits and attaining growth. The individual sessions will include the following topics: evaluating the internal and external environment; trends and patterns; approaches to CSR and Sustainability; the value proposition; mapping sustainability impacts and constraints; stakeholder analysis and materiality; developing CSR strategy; resource allocation and project planning; monitoring and performance measurement; implementation to reporting; rankings, ratings and indices; and best practice case examples.

The course is intended for delegates with a prior exposure to CSR and sustainability, and a basic knowledge of Business Project Planning and Management. Target participants for the course will be top level executives steering CSR and sustainability, mid management with CSR responsibilities, focal points for sustainability and CSR; communication, marketing, PR and brand specialists working on brands, products or services dedicated to sustainability and CSR; as well as NGOs, academics and researchers. All successful delegates that will complete a set of given written assessment tasks will be presented with a certificate of attainment.
The advanced training is invaluable for organisations already committed to CSR and sustainability. It will equip them to take their CSR and sustainability to the next level. It will explain how an organisation can make its business sustainable in the long term, by understanding emerging trends and changing scenarios especially the changing social context, synergizing efforts with stakeholders to co-create innovative solutions to societal problems that can pose risks to the organisation’s value chain, and enhancing its social license and competitive advantage in the long run. It will open the mind to the immense potential that an advanced level of CSR and sustainability offers and how to maximize value through a sustainability framework. So far, this will be the Network’s first advanced level training on CSR and sustainability that it has developed, making them a premier provider of knowledge based offerings.

About ACSRN:

The Arabia CSR Network is a professional multi stakeholder organization that promotes, encourages and recognizes responsible business practices through services and offerings including trainings, research and best practice, advisory services, third party assurance and a Pan-Arab acclaimed award initiative known as the Arabia CSR Awards. For information, please visit www.arabiacsrnetwork.com.
*Source: ME NewsWire

The press release can be viewed online: http://www.me-newswire.net/news/16047/en
Contact:

Arabia CSR Network
Ms. Dina Mousa, +971-4-344-8120
+97143448622
admin@arabiacsrnetwork.com

 

 

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Mobile Operators in Middle East and Africa protect over three billion contacts for subscribers with Gemalto’s Cloud-backup Solution

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This market-leading solution is currently deployed by 22 different mobile network operators in the region

PARIS, France, 12 October 2015/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that over three billion mobile phonebook contacts across the Middle East and Africa region alone are now being saved through its LinqUs Cloud Backup solution. This market-leading solution is currently deployed by 22 different mobile network operators in the region, 90% of which have opted for Gemalto’s fully operated service in SaaS mode. Having doubled in the last 24 months, now over 40 million subscribers no longer have to worry about losing touch with friends, family or business contacts, should their phone be lost or stolen.

“Our cloud backup solutions are number one in the region,” said Eric Claudel, President for Africa & Middle East at Gemalto. “The combination of a field proven solution with our extensive experience in managing platforms on behalf of customers ensures that we can readily replicate and share best practice and expertise. With 9 out of 10 of our clients in the region opting for the Gemalto-operated-service solution, it is clear we are increasingly recognized as a strategic partner that can support particularly dynamic business development plans.”

The popularity of Gemalto LinqUs Cloud Backup solution reflects its value as an essential safeguard for modern connected lifestyles. Offered by the mobile operators, familiar and trusted by subscribers, it works with any type of phone, whether feature phone or smart phone, and regardless of whether contacts are saved in the handset or the SIM card. For end users, storing and retrieving contacts are hence simple and seamless operations, which provide complete peace of mind.

LinqUs Cloud Backup solution is accessible to the entire subscriber base. It eliminates the dramatic fall-off in traffic that occurs when phone users have to rebuild their address book from scratch on a new handset. Protecting and restoring contacts also significantly strengthens the bond between the mobile operator and the subscriber. When deploying LinqUs Cloud Backup solution, mobile operators can either opt for an on-premise platform, or choose a fully hosted cloud-base service that provides equal levels of industry-leading security and flexibility.

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Re: Lawyer Charges Uduaghan To Stop Inflamatory Comments

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The attention of the Delta State Government has been drawn to a news story published in some newspapers and online journals where a certain Ariyo Robinson accused the Governor of the state, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, CON of threatening the freedom of expression and association of the people of the state.
Robinson's sole basis for this allegation is the statement he attributed to the Governor where he asserted that the "People's Democratic Party (PDP) is only one political party in Delta State" (sic). To Robinson who is whimsically described as a Warri-based "peace building consultant", this statement amounts to threat of people's freedom to free speech and association.
For somebody also described as a lawyer, Robinson's weird understanding of the statement shows an amazing depth of ignorance, naivety and infantile mischief. First, Robinson isolated a sentence he left incomplete and tried vainly to give it a mischievous interpretation. At a time that the PDP had challenges of cohesion at some states in the country, Delta State stood out as one beacon where the party remained united and free of rancour.
And even when the All Progressive Congress (APC) emerged as an amalgamation of some parties without any base in Delta State, the emerging opposition party remained a distant entity to the people of the state.
This much was echoed by leaders of the PDP in Delta State, including the Governor at various fora. To give the full picture of what Robinson was unable to understand, PDP leaders in Delta State maintained that the party remains the only credible party with a pan-state agenda and outlook committed to uplifting the fortunes of the people of the state and give them the power to be what they can be as the administration of Dr. Uduaghan has succeeded in doing over the past seven years.
If the PDP joins the people of Delta State to celebrated the manifest achievements of Governor Uduaghan, how does that amount to threat of democracy. We do not need to remind Robinson that the APC had at various times spoken about its desire to capture the state. This is an aspiration they are perfectly entitled to. Would the self styled "peace building consultant" consider this a threat to freedom and democracy too?
We understand where Robinson is coming from. He is one of the motley group of people rabidly sworn to abusing Dr. Uduaghan. Having found that the weather beaten allegation of non-performance no longer connects with the people what with the unprecedented transformation of the state, he is now clutching at straws in a vain attempt to criticise the governor.
For a governor with a distinguished record in developing the human element in the state, revolutionized the health sector through the introduction of emergency ambulance services and mobile hospitals, instituted free maternal and child care and built hospitals with world class facilities in all parts of the state, Robinson must be be blinded by incurable pessimism and hate of the person of the Governor.
The good thing is that Deltans are no longer taken in by the bare-faced lies and mischief that had been pedaled in the past and are united in celebrating their governor who has transformed the entire landscape.

Signed
CHIKE C. OGEAH Esq
Delta State Commissioner for Information

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Abia Youth Empowerment programme receives donation from e-forge solutions Ltd.

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PRESS RELEASE: Abia Governor, Chief Theodore Orji says the youth empowerment programme of his government has helped to reduce crime, unemployment and youth restiveness in the state.
He stated this at the Government house, Umuahia while receiving from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of E-Forge Solutions Ltd, Mr. Emeka Onyekonwu a Volkswagen Passat vehicle to boost the Youth Empowerment programme of the Abia state government.

He said that the youth Empowerment programme of his government has benefitted and made many youths useful in addition to providing employment to them.
According to the Governor, apart from giving out vehicles to the youths, his administration has also established skills acquisition centers and trained many youths in various skills to become self reliant and useful citizens and used the forum to thank the donor of the vehicle, Mr. Emeka Onyekonwu for his interest in the welfare of youths.
He urged other well meaning Nigerians to donate to assist the government to better the lots of the youths.

Earlier in his speech, Mr. Onyekonwu said he was moved to donate the vehicle due to the passion the Governor has for the welfare of the youths, noting that chief TA Orji has made empowerment of Abia youths his priority.

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