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Chinese video sharing service, Tiktok invites African entrepreneurs to join the world-first elevator pitch in the sky event.

Boniswa Sidwaba, content operations manager at Tiktok Africa team, said in a statement that all founders of early-stage start-ups in Africa and the middle east have until Sept. 24 to submit an innovative one-minute Tiktok video pitch that will inform and impress the global panel of expert judges, using the platform’s easy-to-use video editing tools.

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Sidwaba also stated that the funding initiative will provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to compete for 1.08 Million Shillings (about 10,000 U.S. Dollars) investment and one-year mentorship from the Gritti fund which is the world’s first purpose-driven and happiness-focused investment fund.

According to Sidwaba, as part of the initiative, local Tiktok users will be able to view the pitches tagged #Pitchupinthesky as well as interviews with a judging panel of world-famous entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

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Obiano dethrones 3 traditional rulers, reinstates 5 others

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Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra has withdrawn the certificates of appointment of three traditional rulers in the state and also reinstated five others.

Chief Greg Obi, Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs announced this on Friday in Awka.

Obi in a statement dated Dec. 17 and entitled: “Update on Suspension of Igwes in Anambra’’ said the governor acted according to the powers vested on him by the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Law, 2007.

He gave the names of the traditional rulers who had their certificates withdrawn as, Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo of Nawfia Town, Igwe Anthony Onyekwere of Owelle and Igwe G. B. C. Mbakwe of Abacha.
The governor announced the lifting of suspension on five traditional rulers including , Igwe Simon Chidibem of Umumbo, Igwe A. N. Onwuneme of Ikenga, Igwe Mark Anthony Okonkwo of Alor, Igwe Chukwuma Orji of Ezinifite and Igwe S.O. Obiora of Ezira.
Obi said the withdrawal and reinstatement of the certificates were with immediate effect.

According to the statement, the government is also reviewing the suspension slammed on Igwe Kelly Nkeli of Igbariam, Igwe Dr Emeka Iluno of Ifitedunu and Igwe Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu.

Obi said all the affected traditional rulers have one month to submit the certificates of recognition to the Secretary of the Local Government of their communities from the day of the announcement.

Recall that the Anambra government on August 11, 2020 suspended 12 traditional rulers for alleged gross misconduct.

According to Obi who announced the suspension, during the sanction period, the suspended traditional rulers are required to stop holding court as traditional rulers and to desist from discharging traditional rulers’ functions in their communities or anywhere in the state and beyond.

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F.G. on Plans to Establish National Institute of Traditional Complimentary Alternative Medicine

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The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has inaugurated a 20-Member strong Committee to fine-tune modalities for the establishment of the National Institute

The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has inaugurated a 20-Member strong Committee to fine-tune modalities for the establishment of the National Institute of Traditional Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) in Nigeria to be supervised by the University of Benin.

According to the Minister, the onset of COVID-19 drew national attention more than it ever did for Nigerians and the health authorities to think of developing home-grown solution to health challenges.

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Members of the Commitee includes representatives of the Federal ministry of education, the Director of Traditional, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, almond others and is chaired by the Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi.

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 Ogun State House of Assembly Mace have been recovered

The police operatives attached to Trade Fair Station of the Lagos State Police Command has recovered the missing mace of the Ogun State House of Assembly at Abule Ado Area of the state this Friday.

The police operatives, who received intelligence from members of the community that someone in a moving vehicle, suspected to be Toyota Sienna Space Wagon, threw out an object into the nearby bush quickly moved in and recovered the object which was later identified as the Ogun State House of Assembly Mace.

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The mace was allegedly stolen from the House of Assembly compex , Ogun State recently.
In a statement,police public relations officer, lagos state command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi explained that the mace has been handed over to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State,Hakeem Odumosu, who instructed the DCP State CID,to protect it and liaise with the Ogun State Police Command to return the mace to the state.

 

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