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Roscongress Foundation’s Innovation Space to Present Advanced Solutions for Africa

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The Roscongress Foundation’s Innovation Space will be open on 27–28 July 2023 at the Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum. The project is a unique platform that is used to present the latest technologies and discuss trends in innovation and digital transformation with leading experts.
The Innovation Space will be held in three formats: a Lecture Hall, an IT cluster, as well as universities and an exhibition of innovative companies.


At the Innovation Space’s Lecture Hall, CEOs of major companies, representatives of the authorities, and experts will speak about trends in the digitalization of the economy. The discussion will cover a wide range of topics: from the digital transformation of the Federal Tax Service to the logistics of grain exports (the latter session will be held with the support of Technotrans Group, which is building a marine grain terminal on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the Leningrad Region’s Vyborgsky District).


One of the sessions will be devoted to the transfering of competences and exchange of experience in digitalization of e-governance. The participants will discuss the prospects and mechanisms for enhancing bilateral cooperation between Russia and Africa in such matters. In particular, the Higher School of Economics and the company Innopraktika will present the Knowledge Exchange Programme about the digitalization of public administration.
Another cross-cutting theme of the Lecture Hall will be cybersecurity. It is no secret that cyber threats are becoming more common on the African continent, and many countries and businesses are not properly prepared for them. For its part, Russia has world-class expertise on such matters without exaggeration. Such recognized industry leaders as Positive Technologies, Doctor Web, Zecurion, and Security Code, which are partners of the Roscongress Foundation’s Innovation Space, will share their expertise with Forum participants.


The IT cluster will offer participants a firsthand view of the products and services of these and other well-known Russian IT companies whose solutions are pertinent for African countries. Many of them are already actively being used in Africa.
The Innovation Space’s exhibition will showcase the scientific and technological potential of Russian universities and startups, including Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, Armastek Scientific and Production Company, Proteus Scientific and Technical Centre, and Aquagenica.


For more details about the Innovation Space programme, please visit the official website of the Summit and Forum.

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Kwara Gov congratulates Segun Adebayo on NALDA appointment, thanks President Tinubu

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq congratulates Mr. Cornelius Oluwasegun Adebayo on his appointment as Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA).

The Governor commends President Bola Tinubu for again considering a Kwaran for another top appointment.

Governor AbdulRazaq is upbeat that the appointee will deliver beyond expectations, justify the confidence reposed in him by Mr. President, and make the state proud as he joins the Renewed Hope Agenda’s team.

The Governor prays Almighty God to guide the new NALDA chief and give him outstanding success in the new role to the glory of God and the benefit of the whole country.

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Kwara Gov commiserates with Plateau over school building collapse, deaths

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq sends his sincere condolences to the people and Government of Plateau State on the unfortunate collapse of a school building in the state capital Jos and the resulting deaths of many schoolchildren and teachers.

The Governor says the incident is sad and devastating, specifically commiserating with Governor Caleb Mutfwang and the families of the victims.

The Governor commends the state government and all the emergency responders for the swift response to the incident.

He asks God to repose the souls of the victims, and wishes safe and quick recovery for those who were injured in the school building collapse.

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Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs

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  • commend Police for successful operation against kidnappers
  • applaud First Lady Remi Tinubu for encouraging gardens

The Lagos State House of Assembly has invited the Attorney-General of the State, Mr. Lawal Pedro, to appear before it to explain the Supreme Court judgement on local governments in the country.

The lawmakers said there was a need for better understanding of the decision of the apex court in relation to some provisions in the Constitution of the country.

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court had declared on Thursday that the 774 local government councils in the country should receive their funds directly from the Federal Government as well as manage such funds themselves being a tier of government.

The court further declared that allocations to local government councils run by caretaker committees were illegal.

Ruling after a voice vote by lawmakers at plenary on Thursday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, ruled: “There is a need for us to seek clarification and understanding of this judgement. It will be good to invite the Attorney-General to brief us and give his understanding so that we do not run foul of the judgement.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly has resolved to write a letter of commendation to the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, over the successful operation by men of the force that led to the elimination of nine kidnappers in the state recently.

A letter of commendation is also to be sent to the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Adegoke Mustapha Fayoade, for the efforts of the policemen which led to the fruitful operation.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the plenary, said the police and men of the force who took part in the operation needed to be commended.

Dr. Obasa agreed with members of the House that letters be sent to Egbetokun and Fayoade further charging them not to relent in keeping the State safe for residents.

He stressed the need for stakeholders to fast-track considerations for the creation of state police to support the federal police system.

The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Noheem Adams, had earlier recalled how the police launched the operation against some kidnappers in the Ladipo area of the state and eliminated nine of them.

According to him, there has been calm in the area since the operation was carried out.

Noheem added that the Ikorodu area of the state which hitherto had issues of kidnapping now enjoys relative peace.

In another development, the House of Assembly has applauded the First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for seeking to encourage subsistence agriculture.

The Speaker said it was a beautiful idea to encourage Nigerians to have gardens in their houses arguing that this would help to create food sufficiency.

He recalled that schools had farms in the past adding that current situations call for a return to that period.

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