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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

PHOTOS: When Ekulo Dazzled @ Enugu International Trade Fair


It was festival-like and electrifying at the 29th Enugu International Trade Fair on Saturday, 24th March, 2018 when Nigeria’s leading household products manufacturing and commodity distribution conglomerate, the Ekulo Group, marked its Day and unveiled new brands. The brands are manufactured by a member of the Group, Evans Industries Limited.
Evidently awed by Ekulo’s patriotic zeal and determination to make Nigeria proud in the comity of nations through the production of classy brands of international standard, President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA, Sir Emeka Udeze who chaired the Day and unveiling, said the variety of top quality brands and products on display at the Ekulo pavilion was a clear testimony to the acceptability of the Group and its subsidiaries by a broad spectrum of consumers.
Sir Udeze commended Evans industries for giving Nigerians wide range of choices of its brand to better their lives. ECCIMA, he said, was delighted that Evans’s manufacturing prowess would go a long way to add to the tempo of industrial activities in the country “ which is quite key to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy, including the opportunity of more employment of our people”.

5 Commissioners to storm Calabar for Cross River Secondary Schools Cultural Festival





Eric Anderson - Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Cross River State
By Nelson NseAbasi
A new date has been fixed for the maiden edition of Cross River State Secondary Schools Cultural Festival & Poetry. 5 Commissioners for Culture and Tourism are also expected from Akwa Ibom, Abia, Enugu, Rivers and Imo States to grace the occasion. This was made known by the Commissioner of Culture and Tourism Development, Mr. Eric Anderson, rising from a joint meeting with Directors of his ministry and their counterparts from the Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism Development, Cross River State had announced their collaboration with the Ministry of Education, to host the first ever All Secondary Schools Cultural Festival on Wednesday, 28th March 2018 at the UJ ESUENE Stadium, Calabar. The new date for the event is Wednesday, 11th of April 2018 at the same venue. The festival, tagged AYADE MAIDEN EDITION, is initiated following the need to ensure that adequate knowledge of our culture and heritage is transferred to the younger generation. There will be display of food, music and dance of Cross River origin by students of 60 secondary schools drawn from the North, Central and Southern parts of the state, in a friendly creative contest designed to entertain and educate both the students and the guests. The festival will also feature poetry presentations by the students on the topic 'Governor Ben Ayade the Hero of our time’. The tourism boss announced that a trophy, scholarships and cash consolation prizes will be given as reward to students/schools for outstanding performances and presentations.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Protest, Walk Against Rape In Lagos


Renowned Nigeria social media influencers, advocates, celebrities and concerned Nigerians took to the street of Lagos sparking spontaneous protests against rape, assault and domestic violence.

They joined several concerned Nigerians from different sectors of the society to create awareness and encourage victims to speak up.
The seventh edition of the much awaited walk against rape campaign was held on Wednesday, March 15th 2018 in support of the ongoing war against rape in the country and in commemoration of the International Women's Day. 

The walk which is aimed at creating awareness and lending a voice to sexually abused persons (particularly women and children) in the society was a huge success as people came out enmasse to participate and speak up against rape.

The hashtag #Walkaagainstrape didn’t only dominate social media conversations on Wednesday, but it also trended on social media.

 According to the National Coordinator, Walk Against Rape, Esther Ijewere: “We appreciate Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his recent declaration of 25 years jail term for rapist and perpetrators of all forms of domestic violence.”

#SunlightShero! Write A Letter Celebrating Your Mum And Surprise Her With Rewards From Sunlight


To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Sunlight granted women free toll pass at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.                                  
                  
Still in the spirit of celebrating women and mothers this month, the Sunlight is giving you the opportunity to appreciate your mum and get her delighted with that weekend getaway she deserves. 

All you need to do is participate in the #SunlightShero letter-writing competition powered by Sunlight and tell us why your mother is your 'Shero' with an emotional (hand-written) letter.

Visit Sunlight’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages (@sunlight_nigeria and @sunlightdishwashng) for more information on how to participate.

Winning entries stand the chance of winning a relaxing getaway for themselves and their mum as well as a surprise grand prize for your mum.

Entry runs till end of March, 2018. Celebrate your mum today with Sunlight!


Teacher In Ghana Who Used Blackboard To Explain Computers Gets Some Microsoft Love


Teaching kids how to use a computer is hard enough already, since they’re kids, but just try doing it without any computers. That was the task undertaken by Richard Appiah Akoto in Ghana, and his innovative (and labor-intensive) solution was to draw the computer or application on the blackboard in great detail. His hard work went viral and now Microsoft has stepped in to help out.
Akoto teaches at Betenase Municipal Assembly Junior High in the small town of Sekyedomase. He had posted pictures of his magnum opus, a stunning rendition of a complete Microsoft Word window, to Facebook. “I love ma students so have to do what will make them understand wat am teaching,” he wrote. He looks harried in the last image of the sequence.
The post blew up (9.3K reactions at this point), and Microsoft, which has for years been rather quietly promoting early access to computing and engineering education, took notice. It happened to be just before the company’s Education Exchange in Singapore, and they flew him out.