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SDN Empowers Youths To Tackle Niger Delta Issues With Technology



A non Governmental Organization, Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) in collaboration with Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation has empowered Youths today in Port Harcourt. Addressing Participants at the end of the three day competition event, Confidence Ogu, the group’s Project officer urged beneficiaries to embrace the Bridging Engagement and Accountability Hackathon.

According to her, the Musa Yar’Adua’s Foundation funded program is aimed at making Citizens of Niger Delta region to leverage on technology that would enable them monitor projects awarded and executed by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC in their various communities in the region. She added that the program has been very smooth in the past Four months: town hall meetings, consultations and engagements have been ongoing without challenges.

Speaking to FR News, Mr Gino Osahon, the Hub Manager, Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation expressed optimism that the program will bridge the wide gap between NDDC and Niger Delta Communities, as citizens will now be able to track projects meant for their communities and report status of projects to Stakeholders through Technology innovations.

Sidelines of the event, was presentation of Achievement Certificates and Performance Awards to all participants. Also, Cheques of Five hundred thousand naira, Three hundred thousand naira and Two hundred thousand naira were presented to First, Second and Third position winners of the competition respectively.

However, beneficiaries who spoke to FR News, described the competition as amazing, expressed joy and readiness to work with the group to achieve its aims in the shortest possible time.

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BBNaijaFinale: #Laycon emerges winner of BBNaija lockdown edition 2020



The 2020 edition of the Big brother Naija reality TV show has finally come to a close with housemate and top finalist, Laycon emerging the winner .

Laycon was declared the winner of the 2020 lockdown edition of the show on Sunday after he beat other housemates with the highest number of votes from viewers.

Fellow housemate, Dorathy, emerged the 1st runner up while Nengi was declared the 2nd runner up.

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Police nab 8 suspected cultists for terrorizing neighborhood while mourning colleague



Ogun State Police Command has arrested eight suspected members of Black Axe (aka Aiye) confraternity.

They were nabbed on September 24 while mourning a colleague.

Public Relations Officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a statement on Sunday.

The names and ages of those in custody are Olatunji Opeyemi, 26; Ayuba Oduola, 25; Sobowale Abiodun, 28; Sobowale Sunday, 25; Adelowo Olalekan, 32; Kareem Lanre, 21; Emmanuel Adebisi, 21; and Tobiloba Wasiu, 20.

The spokesman disclosed that they were nabbed following a complaint to Ogijo police station.

A 16-year-old boy, Onome Iduru, was shot during the cultists’ procession and was rushed to the station.

Oyeyemi said the cultists after opening fire on the victim, took his phone and unleashed terror on the community.

“Upon the report, the DPO Ogijo division, Muhammed Suleiman Baba led his men to the scene where eight members of the violent group were arrested after serious encounter with the policemen.

A banner designed with the group insignia to announce the death of their member was recovered from them while the injured victim was taken to Oladayo hospital for medical attention,” he noted.

The Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.

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