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Kwara Govt hosts Youth symposium, restates focus on youth devt, inclusion

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•Us-based Prof Kperogi, Sanusi laud AbdulRazaq’s youth inclusion policy

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday restated his administration’s commitment to youth inclusion, adding no effort will be spared to create for them the right environment to realize their potential.He said quite a large proportion of the young population have proven their worth in the governance and corporate world, thereby requiring every support to fulfill their life dreams. The Governor was speaking in Ilorin at the Kwara Youths Symposium, a programme that seeks to discuss issues bordering on the interests and prospects of youths in the state.Organized by the State Ministry of Youth Development, the theme for this year is, ” The Legacy and Ideology of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq: A Model for Youth Inclusion and Empowerment in Nigeria.”The event was graced by cabinet members, academics and successful entrepreneurs including the Nigerian-American professor and media scholar Prof Farooq Kperogi.The programme featured a panel session where discussants took turns to commend the business and youth-friendly policies of the government and suggested other things that the administration needs to factor in for the proposed Kwara Youth Policy.AbdulRazaq, who was represented at the event by the Speaker Kwara House of Assembly Rt Hon Yakubu Salihu Danladi, said it is important to build the capacity of youth and start engaging them for leadership tasks right from today.He appreciated Prof Kperogi for honoring the invitation all the way from Georgia, USA, saying the state is proud of him as a son of the soil.Other dignitaries in attendance were the Chief of Staff to the Governor Prince AbdulKadir Mahe; supervising Commissioner for Youth Development Hon. Usman Yunusa- Lade; Special Adviser on Youth Engagement Umar Muhammad Attairu; Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye; Senior Special Assistant on Community Development Dr. Lawal Olohungbebe; and social analyst and a lecturer at the Al-hikmah University Dr. Sanusi Lafiagi, and dozens of youth from different backgrounds.Lade, in his welcome address, said the programme further represents the zeal of the present administration to empower Kwara youths and create an environment for them to succeed in life.“We are here to reaffirm our administration’s commitment to continue to build the Youths capacity and give them the necessary push for them to flourish in life,” he said.He thanked Governor AbdulRazaq for giving youth the necessary support and how his government is getting them involved in decision making.Prof Kperogi, for his part, expressed reservation that despite Nigeria being a country that is largely populated by youth, the old generation has still not found the youth fit to occupy the leadership positions. Kperogi, who spoke about “Youth Inclusion in Governance: Bridging the gap”, commended Governor AbdulRazaq for his leadership style and how he has been championing the crusade of youth inclusion in governance. “We are one of the youngest countries in the world. The vast majority of people who constitute Nigeria’s population are young, yet the people who rule this young population are mostly old people,” he said. “Every country’s future relies on its youths. If we don’t trust the youth enough to empower them with the skills to take over the leadership you are jeopardizing the future of our nation. And that is why I am delighted to discover that we have very many young people working in this government”. Lafiagi, in his submission, said it takes a serious government to identify the youth as a fundamental factor to accelerate development in the contemporary world, praising AbdulRazaq for engaging an “unprecedented number of youths’ in his government.

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Cryptotimes Africa and 4 Other Crypto-Focused Publications shaping the narrative of cryptocurrency in Africa

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It’s no doubt that Africa has emerged as a hotbed for cryptocurrencyadoption and innovation. With a growing interest in digital assets andblockchain technology, several publications have sprung up to cater tothe information needs of crypto enthusiasts across the continent.Among these, Cryptotimes Africa stands out as a leading source of newsand insights on the African crypto scene. Let’s take a closer look atCryptotimes Africa and five other noteworthy publications that areshaping the narrative of cryptocurrency in Africa.1. Cryptotimes AfricaAs the name suggests, Cryptotimes Africa is dedicated to covering allthings crypto-related on the African continent. From news updates andmarket analysis to interviews with industry experts, this publicationoffers a comprehensive view of the rapidly evolving crypto landscapein Africa. With a focus on promoting blockchain adoption and financialinclusion, Cryptotimes Africa serves as a valuable resource for bothnewcomers and seasoned veterans in the crypto space.2. Bitcoinke.ioBitcoin Africa is another prominent publication that provides in-depthcoverage of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in Africa. With a teamof experienced writers and analysts, Bitcoin Africa deliversinsightful articles, guides, and reviews to help readers navigate thecomplexities of the crypto market. Whether you’re interested intrading strategies, regulatory developments, or technologicalinnovations, Bitcoin Africa has you covered.3. TechnextTechnext is a broad tech publication with a strong focus on Africanstartups, innovation, and trends, coverage includes articles onblockchain technology, cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin, and theirapplications in Africa.4. Tech CabalTech Cabal focuses on providing in-depth analysis and reporting on theAfrican tech ecosystem, including funding rounds, investment trends,and interviews with key players. While its primary coverage is notsolely focused on cryptocurrencies, Tech Cabal features insightfularticles on blockchain technology, cryptocurrency adoption in Africa,and the regulatory landscape. Targeting investors, entrepreneurs, andprofessionals working in the African tech sector, Tech Cabalcontributes valuable insights to the broader conversation on cryptoinnovation in Africa.5. NairametricsNairametrics is a financial and business news platform with a focus onthe Nigerian economy and markets. While covering a wide range offinancial topics, Nairametrics includes articles on cryptocurrenciesas an investment asset class, analysis of their impact on the Nigerianfinancial sector, and regulatory updates. Targeting investors,business people, and those interested in the financial sector inNigeria, Nairametrics provides valuable insights into the evolvinglandscape of cryptocurrencies in Africa’s largest economy.In conclusion, Cryptotimes Africa and the aforementioned publicationsare playing a crucial role in shaping the narrative of cryptocurrencyin Africa. By providing reliable news, analysis, and educationalresources, these platforms are empowering individuals and businessesto participate in the digital economy and seize the opportunitiesoffered by blockchain technology. As the crypto revolution continuesto unfold, these publications will undoubtedly remain essential guidesfor enthusiasts and professionals alike.

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Eid-el-Fitr: Speaker Obasa Congratulates Muslims

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  • urges patriotism for national prosperity

As Nigerian Muslims celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr with their counterparts across the world, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, says he joins other faithful in their steadfast belief that Almighty Allah will listen to their supplications and meet their needs at this time.

Dr. Obasa’s prayer came in his congratulatory message to Muslims for having the divine privilege from Allah to partake in the Ramadan.

According to Obasa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele, the Eid-el-Fitr is not just a time to eat and be merry, but a day dedicated for thanksgiving to God for the strength and passion He has given the Muslim faithful.

“It is a day to reflect on the blessings and opportunities that have been granted by Allah just as it is a period to engage in acts of charity and love to one another.

“As emphasised in the Holy Book, Muslims are advised to give at this period and beyond. They are urged to share love and be compassionate while having the consciousness of Allah’s mercy upon us all.

“I congratulate Muslim faithful both in Lagos, Nigeria and the world for the successful conclusion of the Ramadan while praying that Allah hearkens to all our supplications throughout the period with the faith that He will continue to bless our state and country,” the Speaker said.

Obasa urged the citizens to mark the festival rededicating their lives to God and doubling their patriotism to the country for national prosperity.

“We all must continue to work hard as we build a peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu while upholding the lessons that Ramadan brings.

“As Nigerians, regardless of our religious beliefs, we have a country that we aspire to see. We all have to make the country achieve that greatness by being more patriotic and working with the government.

“In the same vein, it has been an upward progression for Lagos. The result of the effective collaboration among the arms of the government is very obvious.

“At the House of Assembly, our pro-people direction has resulted in legislation, motions and resolutions that have brought happiness to the residents of our state. We promise to continue to build on our successes.

“On behalf of my family, colleagues at the House, the management and staff of the Assembly, I wish our Muslim brothers and sisters a beautiful celebration,” Dr. Obasa said.

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Gov AbdulRazaq commiserates with CJ Adebara over father’s death

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq sends his profound condolences to the Chief Judge of Kwara State Justice Abiodun Ayodele Adebara and the people of Shao on the death of the CJ’s father, Pa Adebara Adio Durodoye Dogo.

Pa Adebara, 98, commanded the respect of all in Shao and environs for his industry, leadership, and huge contributions to the development of his community as a foremost businessman who founded the popular Abulesowo Amuludun Sand Association, according to the Governor.

Governor AbdulRazaq says the late businessman left salutary legacies in the sand of times, as can be seen in the quality of his children and his impacts on the people.

On behalf of the government and the people of Kwara State, the Governor sends his condolences to the Shao community, the Ajakitipa chieftaincy family, and to the immediate and extended families of the patriarch.

He asks God to repose the soul of Pa Adebara and to give fortitude to the illustrious family he left behind.

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