July 6, 2024

[GIST] PDAC Foundation hosts Summer Personal Development Boot Camp

[GIST] PDAC Foundation hosts Summer Personal Development Boot Camp

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The Foundation for the Personal Development of African Children (PDAC) has announced the seventh edition of its Summer Personal Development Boot Camp, scheduled to take place from July 10 to August 8, 2024. This esteemed programme has been empowering African youths for seven years, with this year’s edition promising to be the most impactful yet.

Under the visionary leadership of its Chairman, Ogo Ogbueli, the PDAC Foundation has designed a comprehensive 30-day initiative to foster personal growth and development in children.

The boot camp is carefully structured to cater to different age groups (six-13+ years), ensuring a tailored learning experience for all participants.

The program focuses on essential skills like emotional intelligence, leadership, entrepreneurship, critical thinking, and vocabulary expansion. Participants will engage in various activities, including reading and reviewing 30 books, exploring new topics, reflection, journaling, affirmations, and presentations.

The boot camp is designed to be flexible, allowing participants to engage with materials at their own pace. This approach has proven successful in previous editions, with testimonials from past participants available on the foundation’s website.

The inspirational books the youngsters will be exposed to include ‘Simple Life lessons on Personal Growth,’ ‘Simple Life lessons on   Self-discipline,’ ‘Simple Life lessons on  Habit,’ ‘Simple Life lessons on  Gratitude’ and  ‘Simple Life lessons on Focus,’ ‘Simple Life lessons on  Mentorship.’ Others are ‘Simple Life lessons on  Leadership,’ ‘Simple Life lessons on  Potential,’ ‘Simple Life lessons on  Vision Board,’ ‘Simple Life lessons on  Goal Setting’ and ‘Simple Life lessons on Attitude.’

Registration is now open, and interested families can sign up using the link (https://bit.ly/PdacSummer2024). An early bird discount is available until July 20, with a program fee per family. Refreshers are free for returning participants, and all materials, including books and flashcards, will be provided for download at no extra cost.

By investing in the future leaders of tomorrow, the PDAC Foundation is shaping the lives of African children through holistic personal development initiatives. Ogbueli enjoins families to ensure their children join the journey and witness the transformative impact of the Summer Personal Development Boot Camp 2024 urging early registration to be part of empowering the next generation!

Visit the PDAC Foundation’s website https://bit.ly/4cMH4h2 for more information and to learn about the program’s impact. Follow @pdacfoundation on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay updated on this exciting initiative!

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July 5, 2024

[GIST] Bago redeems N200,000 allowance pledge, delivers truck of rice, cows to corps members

[GIST] Bago redeems N200,000 allowance pledge, delivers truck of rice, cows to corps members

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About 48 hours after Governor Umaru Bago of Niger State pledged to earmarked N5 billion for the construction of a new NYSC orientation camp, one truck containing bags of rice, 20 cows and a bonus of N200,000 to each corps members serving in the state were on Thursday delivered to the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC). This was disclosed by the state NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Olayinka Abdulwahab, in in Minna yesterday.

Bago had made the pronouncement during the swearing in of 2024 Batch B Stream One orientation course on Tuesday.

She noted that the governor had equally promised to sink five boreholes and additional toilet facilities for both male and female hostels.

Mrs Olayinka further disclosed that she has taken delivery of 600 bags of rice and 20 cows, adding that the items were received with
elation by both corps members and camp officials.

She revealed that the process for the payment of the N200,000 was ongoing, while the survey for the five boreholes and the toilets has commenced.

The NYSC state coordinator said the donation of the items would help mitigate some of the challenges faced by course participants during orientation exercises.

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July 4, 2024

[Music + Video] Blessing Light – Not Ashamed

[Music + Video] Blessing Light – Not Ashamed



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[Music + Video] Blessing Light – Not Ashamed

Gospel Choice Award, USA Nominated and Gospel Train USA ,Award Winning Gospel Minister, Blessing Light, AKA Apostle Dr Ada Ngozi Ambrose Esq, releases her latest official song and musical video- “NOT ASHAMED”.
NOT ASHAMED is -the 2ND of her JESUS KINGDOM series or collection!

Blessing Light or Blessing Light ‘Ngozi is an American, Nigerian/ Naija Contemporary AfroBeat gospel artist, Singer, Musician and Songwriter, with a heartfelt message and a soulful sound for the soul. Her unique style is riveting and has reached the masses of her listeners as she expresses her message of Jesus Christ through her music.

Blessing Light is the artist name of Apostle (Dr) Ada Ngozi Ambrose ESQ. Her unique style has captivated and touched the hearts of everyone that has come in contact with her music. Blessing Light’s deepest desire is to touch and bless the hearts of the people with the healing touch and strength of Christ as she had been, by continually contributing her voice to the music industry and the community.

“ NOT ASHAMED ” is my special song for you my friends! It is a song and anthem! It is a declaration for those that have had an Encounter with the Lord in one way or another, In Christ, our shame and fears are wiped away by the blood of Jesus Christ.
It is a song for those that have prevailed and are doing so well . It is also a prophetic declaration of those that are waiting on the LORD and are yet to prevail in their different situations.

It is a Kingdom call to the Believer of JESUS KINGDOM to testify of the goodness of God through Christ. for the Lord presents the believer to the father everytime we pray for BREAKTHROUGHS out of every situation in the name of JESUS CHRIST.
The opposite of “NOT ASHAMED” is to “BE ASHAMED’ .

one definition of “ASHAMED” is a reluctance to do something through fear of embarrassment or humiliation. SHAME is a product of fear.

“ NOT ASHAMED ” is an APOSTOLIC PROPHETIC PRAISE and WORSHIP song. It means that we are not ashamed to talk about our Lord and Savior. We are not ashamed to TESTIFY of the goodness of God in our lives.
It is a song of ACTIVATION of MIRACLES
God is spirit and those that worship Him must do so in Spirit and in TRUTH, in reality.
To not to be ashamed but to testify of the Lord is an act of Worship.

Something happens in the Spirit realm to impact our lives and those around us when we testify in words and actions about the Lord.
Our Faith increases, the faith of the hearer increases, our Lord is GLORIFIED and happy with us and is not ashamed to present us to the father in answer to our prayers , Mountains bow, doors open , shackles are broken! It is a ripple effect.

“‘NOT ASHAMED” is a song of victory and continuous victory. It is a song of PRAISE, a Prayer from the innermost being of the God Seeking heart and the worshipping heart of the believer in Christ , just as the PSALMIST declared in PSALMS, the woman at the well and others declared in the gospels and The APOSTLES declared in ACTS. .

It is a cry and affirmation from the innermost being and soul of the believer that God is King! He is SOVEREIGN! HE REIGNS and we are heirs of HIS KINGDOM .

God gives us access to Heaven and His Kingdom through Christ. He gives us access to that realm as heirs of His Kingdom. We look to the LORD, we are Lightened and we are ‘ NOT ASHAMED” according to the PSALMIST .

“I pray that this day, this month and this year , you experience open heavens in all areas and live on earth as it is in heaven to push forward and upwards to daily victories in all areas of your lives for wellness and Purpose as you listen, affirm, sing and dance to this song. I hope this song blesses the people with the healing touch of Christ as it has blessed me while writing it, composing it, directing it, producing it and releasing it – LUKE 9:26; PSALM 34:5;”… she says. This official song and musical , its audio version , instrumental and official videos- ‘NOT ASHAMED” and her other releases are now available on her website and all major platforms worldwide…!

Stream, Download, Listen, Sing, Dance  View, Spread The Word And Enjoy.



[GIST] COPSUN hosts biennial confab in Lagos

[GIST] COPSUN hosts biennial confab in Lagos

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The Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State-owned Universities in Nigeria (COPSUN) will hold its seventh biennial conference between Monday, July 8 and Friday, July 12, 2024, at Providence Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State.

The three state-owned universities in Lagos State (Lagos State University, Lagos State University of Education and Lagos State University of Science & Technology) will play host to the conference with the theme: “Effective University Governance: Role of Stakeholders”.

A statement by the Conference Planning Committee, headed by the Vice Chairman of COPSUN, Prof. Ayodeji Omole, states: “The conference will attract scholars and stakeholders in the education sector from all walks of life. The conference will open with a courtesy call on the Governor of Lagos State and Visitor to the three universities in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.”

“Other programmes of the biennial conference include the formal opening ceremony, which will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at Marriot Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos State, with Sanwo-Olu as the Chief Host, while Chairman of COPSUN, Senator Joshua Lidani, is the host. Prof. Nuhu Omeiza Yakubu will deliver the keynote address.

“Plenary sessions will commence after the opening ceremony featuring notable scholars and prominent personalities such as Prof. Julius Amioba Okojie, Emeritus Prof. Femi Bamiro, Prof. Dapo Asaju, Chief (Mrs) Mojisola Ladipo, former Senate President, Dr Adolphus Wabara; Emeritus Prof. Peter Okebukola and a host of others.”

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[GIST] Siemens, PANA Infrastructure collaborate to enhance Nigeria’s power sector

[GIST] Siemens, PANA Infrastructure collaborate to enhance Nigeria’s power sector

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Siemens, a leading global technology company and PANA infrastructure have announced their collaboration to tackle Nigeria’s electricity infrastructure sector.

  The partnership, according to them, is aimed at modernising and upgrading Nigeria’s electric power infrastructure through the provision of grid automation, creating job opportunities in the country, and smart infrastructure solutions across Nigeria.

  The agreement signed between Siemens and PANA Infrastructure, focuses on enhancing grid reliability and stability, deepening electrification rates to meet the rapidly growing demand for electricity in Nigeria.

  They stressed that the collaboration, solidified through a formal agreement, signifies a pivotal step towards addressing Nigeria’s pressing electricity challenges while fostering economic growth and technological advancement in the region.

  Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Sub-Saharan Africa, Sabine Dall’Omo, said the collaboration underscores their commitment to fostering sustainable development and advancing technology in Nigeria.

  “By combining Siemens’ expertise in smart grid technologies with PANA Infrastructure’s deep market insights, we aim to ensure a reliable power supply and drive economic progress in the region.

  “Siemens reaffirms its commitment to Nigeria, with a focus on identifying and developing strategic business opportunities within the region. By leveraging a go-to-market strategy that includes knowledge platforms, collaborative business strategies, integrated sales and marketing teams, and global support, Siemens strives to bring significant business value to the Nigerian market,” said Dall’Omo.

  Chairman of PANA Holdings, Daere Akobo, said the collaboration with Siemens is a pivotal opportunity to transform Nigeria’s power sector with commitment to addressing the country’s critical power infrastructure with the use of advanced low voltage, medium voltage, and smart grid management technologies.

  “This collaboration is in alignment with the transformation agenda in the power sector by the Nigerian government to significantly improve power supply in the country, in a manner that translates to economic progress for all Nigerians,” he said.

  They stressed that the partnership would concentrate on unlocking Nigeria’s potential in the industrial power sector for substantial investments in industrial modernization.

  “This initiative aims to revolutionize Nigeria’s industrial landscape by harnessing the power of advanced technologies and solutions to enhance productivity, efficiency, and quality. Through local capacity development, enhancing employees’ skills and capabilities, Siemens and PANA Infrastructure will pave the way for a new era of industrial excellence in Nigeria,” they said.

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July 3, 2024

[GIST] Climate: Lagos commits to full implementation of resilience strategy

[GIST] Climate: Lagos commits to full implementation of resilience strategy

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Piqued by the climate change realities, Lagos State government, yesterday, expressed its commitment to achieving resilience dividends associated with the full implementation of strategy by harnessing the contributions and shared responsibility of various actors.

The state’s Commissioner for Economic Planning & Budget, Ope George, disclosed this during the 2024 Lagos Resilience Forum hosted by the Lagos State Resilience Office (LASRO) in Ikeja, Lagos.

The forum is aimed at identifying emerging issues to be integrated into the state’s resilience building agenda.

George noted that the forum is an all-inclusive and collaborative engagement of diverse resilience building stakeholders across various sectors convened to reassess the state’s resilience building efforts with a view to improving on them.

This, he said, would be achieved through the discovery of new opportunities for growth and adaptation, integration of resilience thinking into statewide operations, and the amplification of resilience knowledge and innovations for sustainable growth.

The commissioner stressed that the vision for a resilient Lagos, an innovative, inclusive and prosperous city that leverages the appropriate governance and the infrastructure mechanisms to empower its people to thrive, adapt and grow sustainably, was developed through a comprehensive process involving the ideas and perspectives of various stakeholders, including the academia, civil society organisations, government agencies, local council entities, among others.

According to him, implementation of resilience building initiatives and its evaluation for better and improved performance require shared responsibility and continued partnership of various resilience building stakeholders, which is the purpose of the gathering.

In her welcome address, Chief Resilience Officer of LASRO, Dr Folayinka Dania, said that the forum aimed at identifying emerging issues to be integrated into the state’s resilience building agenda.

She said that LASRO was inaugurated in 2019 as a multidisciplinary strategic planning office, tasked with identifying initiatives aimed at building the social, economic, physical and environmental resilience of the state.

Also, Special Adviser to the Governor on E-GIS and Planning Matters, Dr Olajide Abiodun Babatunde, called for integration of cultural practices in building Lagos resilience programmes as they hold certain inherent benefits for Lagos development trajectory.

Former Chairman, Presidential Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Adedoyin Salami, who delivered the keynote address, noted the importance of citizens’ participation in Lagos resilience strategy.

According to him, the government has the duty to provide the necessary data for citizens to promote the opportunity for Lagos development through resilience.

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