FAIRGROUND BY Azuka Ogujiuba
As Nigeria turned 58, Adebola Williams fondly called Debola Lagos hosted one of the few private gatherings that happened around the country celebrating the nation’s Independence.
We find citizens around the world celebrating their independence and national days, American Independence on July 4th is a global celebration with many Nigerians throwing private barbecue parties and events to celebrate but rarely do we see many celebrate our own.
In his opening remarks to guests, Adebola shared how a friend advised him to spend the day at an orphanage but he responded saying, “We do that every other day and we will continue to do that, but what we barely do and must begin to do is to celebrate Nigeria, celebrate our Nigerianess, tribes and diversity, and the burdens that have brought us blessings and opportunities. We must remember to celebrate it as a sign of love and as a duty to a nation that has given us the opportunity to create, to innovate and to grow.”
The night came alive with an assortment of Nigerian delicacies such as Abacha, Banga and Starch, Amala, and Jollof rice. All these to go with Palm wine and more.
Guests at the party include the Special Adviser to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment, Jumoke Oduwale; Actress, Kate Henshaw, Inidinma Okojie, Omawumi, and Presidential candidate, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu.
Techcode Organizes South-East Cyber Security Conference
Techcode Nigeria, an indigenous Cyber security company is organizing the maiden edition of the South-East Cyber Security Conference (SECYCONE 2018), with the aim of promoting Cyber security due diligence, audiences’ knowledge, awareness and understanding of the issues around Cyber-crime in our global digital society. According to Mr. Nwogha Joshua, the Chief Operating officer for Techcode Nigeria, the programme with the theme, “Emerging Challenges in CyberSecurity and Countermeasures” is intended to digitally influence the cyberspace by offering the platform for discussion for participants, as well as various products and services that will help bridge the digital and information bridge in Nigeria and indeed in West Africa.
Mr. Nwogha posited that SECYCONE 2018, the first South-east Cyber security Conference, is holding in Enugu State because of the State’s strategic and economic importance in the South-East. He mentioned also that SECYCONE 2018 has the support of Governors of the South-Eastern States.
The two-day event which will hold from Wednesday 11th – Thursday 11st October, 2018 at De Castle Hotel and Resort GRA, Enugu, Enugu State, will attract Cyber Security professionals from various industries within and outside the South-Eastern Region, including, Financial Services sector, Insurance firms, Telecommunications, the Oil and Gas, conglomerates, Tech Start-ups, Financial Technology (FinTech) companies, States & Local Governments in the South-Eastern Region, Parastatals in the South East, the Police, Military/Para-Military, etc. Cyber threats and attacks are constantly growing and becoming more sophisticated, dangerous and damaging. It is a top priority for businesses to protect their networks, computers, and information from unauthorized access and breaches. As enterprises and governments now provide most services online to their clients, the size of cyber-attack has grown exponentially. Many of these cyber criminals’ current exploits are going unnoticed. Secycone 2018 Conference will focus on how businesses can protect themselves from falling victims and also learn how to mitigate these threats in a digital age through workshops, technical sessions, plenary sessions and breakout session and the Conference is uniquely merged with exhibition to provide a platform to display state of the art safety products & solutions, showcase the latest technology, provide networking & marketing opportunities for manufacturers and also attract prospective investors to the South Eastern region.
The Keynote address would be delivered by (Amb.) Dr Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole, the Founder, President / Chairman, Governing Council of Institute of Information Management (IIM) Africa. Other Speakers at the event includes Dr. Uche M. Mbanso, Yaniv Ovitz, Udoh Kingsley, Mr. Destiny Amana, Mr. Don Okereke, Mr. Adeyemi Ademiluyi, Dr. Steve Bassy, Mr. Steve Obiago, Bolaji Ebiye Beredugo, and Mr. Remi Afon.
BON Awards Holds October 29
Best of Nollywood, BON Awards, the highly coveted award platform in Nollywood, has announced December 9, as the date for the 2018 edition of the ceremony, which also doubles as celebration of a decade of the award ceremony, a press statement has revealed.
The statement was made public on Friday, September 28, and signed by the Chief Executive of BON, Seun Oloketuyi.
He revealed that the host state and unveiling of the 2018 nominees will be announced October, 29. Oloketuyi also assured that this year;s edition which is also the tenth year anniversary of the award, will be the mother of ball in Nollywood.
BON Awards is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine to honor outstanding achievements in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
Eze Meju First Nigeria Male Model Signed to IMG
It is the best feeling in the world for our Dreamer Eze Meju, Finalist of Dare2Dream Season 5 who just got signed to IMG Models shortly after the Grand Finale of Dare2Dream Season 5.
He has become the first Nigerian Male to be signed into this prestigious agency. This is the beginning of an Amazing journey for our Dreamer Eze, who is on his way to stardom.