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Gbajabiamila Distributes E-Learning Tablets To Students(PHOTOS)

Gbajabiamila Distributes E-Learning Tablets To Students

The Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday distributed no fewer than 501 computer tablets to secondary school students in his Surulere constituency.

In his speech at the occasion, Gbajabiamila said the gesture was a redemption of his electoral promise to impact on the lives of the people of the area.

He said that the idea to facilitate the tablets was conceived to improve the quality of education in schools through the use of ICT.

He said that ICT-based education was indispensable to the development of Nigeria in the 21st century, stressing that students needed to be properly equipped with the right tools to propel development.

“We are in the 21st century when the most important thing that drives development is technology.
“Nigeria cannot afford to be left out, that is why we are doing our little by distributing these tablets to our students today,” he said.

The House Leader explained that the selection of the students was made without political affiliation, adding that the management of the benefiting schools recommended the beneficiaries based on merit.

He said the tablet contained 117 books for Junior and Senior students and covered all the subjects in the curriculum.
The lawmaker added that the tool also contained tests and assessments that could help students in their learning.

According to Gbajabiamila, other features of the computer include processing applications for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and long lasting battery life of 6,000amh.
He said he had no doubt that the e-learning tool would help to improve the level of education in the state.
“I am fully confident that the Gbaja Tab will complement the “Educate Lagos “and “Eko Project” of the state government.
“I have facilitated this learning project and will need parents and teachers to monitor its usage by their wards.
“More importantly, parents need to know that Gbaja Tab is transferable to other children in the family as it contains textbook for all school classes, “he said.

Gbajabiamila said the 501 computers were as the first in the series; he promised to provide more to other students in subsequent phases.

A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Rotimi Agunsoye, commended Gbajabiamila for the tablets, saying they would assist the beneficiaries in their studies.
He said he was impressed by “this real empowerment” and promised to replicate the idea in his Kosofe Federal constituency.

A member of Lagos state House of Assembly, Mr Desmond Elliot, described the tablets as “a different form of empowerment,’ and would impact on the life of the beneficiaries.
“I, therefore, urge you students, to put the tools into good use for the benefit of your education and future, “he said.

The Sole Administrator, Surulere Local Government, Mr Sherrif Balogun, said his constituents were proud of Gbajabiamila’s impactful’ representation in the lower legislative chamber.

A beneficiary, Akeem Sanni, thanked the lawmaker for the gesture and prayed God to continue to strengthen him to assist more students in the area.

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Amaechi Begins Inspection Of Lagos-Ibadan Railway Modernization Project(Pics)

Inspection of Lagos - Ibadan Railway.

Honourable Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi begins the inspection of Lagos - Ibadan Railway Modernization Project with extension to Lagos Port Complex, Apapa,  Lagos State.

Below are photos from the inspection

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05 May 2017



In a clear effort to further the Niger Delta New Vision policy of the Buhari administration, the Presidency has directed the resumption of activities towards the eventual opening of the Nigerian Maritime University before the end of the year, in line with the demands championed by major stakeholders in the region.

Coming as one of the several follow-up actions to the recent Presidential level interactive engagements with the Niger Delta oil producing communities, the prompt implementation of directive on the re-opening of the Maritime University to the Ministry of Education is to be coordinated by a 5-man inter-agency Committee headed by the Minister of Education.

Other members of the Committee will come from:
i)    The Ministry of Petroleum Resources,
ii)   National Universities Commission (NUC)
iii)  Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) &
iv)  Office of the Deputy Governor of Delta State

The Committee is to finalize the ongoing processes towards the opening of the Nigeria Maritime University in the 2017/2018 Academic Session. The Committee will work collaboratively with the current Principal Officers and the Governing Council of the institution.

Besides this, and in further demonstrating its unalloyed commitment to a new vision for the Niger Delta, the Buhari Presidency has been working assiduously to evolve a number of robust strategies for key multi-sectoral outcomes and deliverables for the people of the oil-producing communities.

Some of those include:
a)  General guidelines issued by the Federal Government, reaffirming its commitment and outlining its objectives towards the establishment of Modular Refineries in the Niger Delta.
*This includes, the development of the technical criteria for issuing operating licenses that is now in final stages of drafting and would be released soon.

b) A roadmap for addressing regional development challenges is being developed by an inter-agency working group comprising of Ministry of Niger Delta, Niger Delta Development Commission, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Petroleum Resources and Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. This group is working in partnership with experts seconded by Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and key resource persons financed by a bi-lateral international development partner.
*The roadmap will be based on the framework of the 16-point agenda developed by PANDEF.

c) A strategy for community-based participation in pipeline protection and policing is underway and will be validated with series of engagement processes, collaboratively with PANDEF, oil communities and other communities in the region that play host to the vast network of oil pipelines in the Niger Delta.

*Meanwhile, there are plans by the Presidency to conclude the fact-finding tours to the Niger Delta with visits by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, to Cross River and Ondo States.

It would be recalled that under the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President undertook visits to oil producing States in the Niger Delta. During the visits, series of townhall meetings and consultations were held with a broad spectrum of stakeholders in a confidence building effort.

Meanwhile earlier today the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa commended the Buhari administration for its commitment to addressing the concerns of the Niger Delta people.

He asserted the restoration of peace in Delta State and noted that the State Government is actively working with the FG on several of the plans, including the opening of the Maritime University. The Governor who said he was in the Presidential Villa to show gratitude to the FG, spoke with reporters after a brief call on the Vice President.

Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity
Office of the Vice President
05 May, 2017

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Nigerian Port Authority To Launch Its 4 Newly Acquired Tug Boats Daura,Ubima,Uromi & Majiya

Nigerian Port Authority will this morning perform the ceremonial launching of its four newly acquired Tug Boats named Daura, Ubima, Uromi and Majiya.

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Check out this photo of Mercedes-Benz themed office

Nothing wey person no go see for this world.Check out this photo of  Mercedes-Benz themed office that has got people talking

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has successfully test fired 30.1mm ground to air Inert Head Rockets locally produced by its Research and Development Team. The rockets were test fired during the Weapons Meet at Kwenev Air Range, Makurdi to commemorate the 53rd anniversary celebration of the NAF.  Also produced by the NAF R& D were the ground based rail launcher and vehicle mounted rail rocket launcher.  The rocket launchers are fired through a remotely controlled firing based system. Aside from the display of air defence weapon, there was also a spectacular demonstration of weapon delivery by some of the NAF platforms. The aircraft fired both rockets and canons with high level of precision. A total of 4 NAF aircraft participated in the weapons meet with each arriving over the range with a spacer pass at 200ft for the helicopters and 300ft for the jets. The participating aircraft included Augusta 109 LUH with backdoor gunner, L-39ZA, Alpha Jet and F-7Ni.  The exercise was aimed at sharpening the targeting skills of NAF pilots to acquire and engage targets as well as test the precision of the aircraft in hitting the targets. Four designated targets were identified and the formations attacked the targets one after the other starting with cobra, tiger and aggressor formations.

In his remarks at the occasion, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonishakin felicitated with the NAF on its 53rd anniversary celebration and   commended the commitment of the current NAF leadership for improving the capacity of officers and men. “Today, I am proud to declare that the NAF has lived up to expectation. This sequencing, airmanship and accurate delivery of firepower from the various platforms that participated at the Air Weapons Meet are highly commendable”.

Gen Olonishakin also disclosed that Nigeria can boast of an Air Force that can deliver appropriate air power as witnessed in the North East where the NAF air interdiction, ground attack and close air support missions played a pivotal role in the counter-terrorism/insurgency operations.

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