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Techne Summit Hits the Tech Business by Storm Once Again

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-Global Technology Professionals Gather in Egypt to Show Case Latest Innovations in the 2nd Teche Summit Event

 Techne Summit (www.TechneSummit.com), the renowned international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform by including the main global players in the technology industry, will launch this year once again in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt from 7th to 8thMay 2016. Carrying the same slogan of TECHNOLOGY.INNOVATION.TALENT on which the event concept is built, the two-day summit will act as a platform including the main global players in the technology industry, namely: industry professionals as speakers, technology businesses, entrepreneurs and startups, investors, users and media representatives. Techne Summit 2016 will be under the auspicious of The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology where Minister H.E. Eng. Yasser El Kady, will be leading the event’s opening ceremony. Techne Summit will also be under the auspicious of The Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, The Information Technology Industry Development Agency, The Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and The General Division for The Computer and Software.

Techne Summit 2016 will build on the success of Techne Summit 2015 held back in October 2015 where it was the first of its kind event in the region. This year the event will continue with the same philosophy of capitalizing on the crucial role of the technology and communications sectors in the development of nations, and fostering innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship to serve the development process. Techne Summit will present international speakers with the opportunity to share their experience with professionals, enthusiasts in the industry, as well as network with others in the technology field from around the world. Techne Summit will be an opportunity for startups to grow in the Middle East &North Africa region by connecting with investors and distributers by showcasing their products and acquiring funding for their businesses as well as foster the exchange of ideas and experience across various regions worldwide.

Techne Summit aims to create a platform where booming startups in the technology market are able to showcase their latest innovations, granting their products or services greater visibility among industry professionals and enthusiasts. Similarly participants will have access to the latest innovations and recent business trends, therefore gaining exposure and increased knowledge in the field. Similarly investors will be able explore new areas of potential business collaboration and success, paving the way to mutual business growth for all participating parties. The event aims to ultimately develop the technology industry by fostering the mindset of decentralization within the field and building bridges of informational and cultural exchange between regions. An important goal of Techne Summit is to also grow the contribution of conference tourism to the city of Alexandria and in turn Egypt.

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Markade Agency event organizers, along with organizing partners Innovideas, revealed on the Techne Summit website the astounding speaker line-up from around the world who will be sharing their experience and expertise at this year’s event. Says Tarek El Kady, Managing Director Markade, “Last year Techne Summit 2015 was a great success. This year with Techne Summit 2016 we are building on that success and catering to the feedback that we received from both participants and speakers alike to present an unprecedented technology event experience to the region.” El Kady adds, “Our 2015 event presented networking opportunities between what was close to 48 speakers, 900 attendees, 39 Startups and 100 volunteers, from 12 countries worldwide. Techne Summit has definitely established itself as a leading event in the technology industry in the region and our aim along with our partners is to continue to foster that success. For Techne Summit 2016 we are working with double the speakers’ figure of that of Techne Summit 2015, four times the startup one and triple the attendance, while reaching out to more countries in the region.”

Techne Summit 2016 offers a variety of new additions to the previous year’s event. For the first time Techne Summit will feature the field of Medical Technology. Acclaimed speakers will discuss how technological innovations can contribute to the diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of diseases and medical conditions, ultimately having a positive impact on individuals’ quality of life.

Techne Summit 2016 also has also announced that this year’s event will feature a wide array of elite competitions for startups that extend throughout the two-day event and present shining startups with opportunities to pitch and in turn fund their businesses. Among the highlighted competitions is The SeedStars Alexandria 2016 Competition, which aims to support tech or tech-enabled startups with prizes of over $1,000,000 in value. The competition is powered by SeedStarsWorld, a Swiss based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets with the goal of reducing unemployment in those markets through the promotion of and investment in entrepreneurship. The top 10 startups will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete for the title of “Most Promising Seed-stage Startup of Seedstars Alexandria 2016”. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and global Seedstars Summits that include the boot camp and investor forums, while earning one flight ticket to Switzerland to compete for competition’s investment prizes. At Techne Summit 2016 Aramex sponsors the Aramex Techne Summit Startups Competition, a competition that encourages promising businesses by offering Plantinum, Gold and Silver Winner packages to the top three startups selected. The prize packages support startups to operate both swiftly and economically by presenting varying discountson Aramex cash rates for international inbound and outbound express services, membership offers for Aramex Shop&Ship services as well as mentorship prizes.

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El Kady concludes, “With Techne Summit 2015 we are excited and hopeful. With Techne Summit 2016 our enthusiasm has transformed into passion and our hope into confidence. We are confidently optimistic that the event will be one that produces a highly positive impact on the technology industry in the region.”

Techne Summit 2016 will take place in the monumental Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a symbol of innovation and development built as to represent the ancient Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity in the Egyptian city of Alexandria founded in 331 BC by Alexander The Great.

Tickets to Techne Summit 2016 are available online at www.TechneSummit.com or at Alef Bookstore outlets and co-working spaces M3mal, Villa 307 and AlMaqarr.

Visit the Techne Summit (www.TechneSummit.com) or SeedStars websites to apply for SeedStars Alexandria 2016 Competition.

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CAMA 2019 Chats Way Forward For Nigeria’s Security, Economic and Political Stability

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…Sanwo-olu, Ganduje, Nwoko, Kanu, Akiolu, Sunday Dare, Obasa, Akande, Rashida Yahaya Bello, others gears up for honour
The much-awaited and much publicized glamorous event of class and panache, Classic Africa Merit Award (CAMA season 9), is on daily basis gaining momentum as D-day draws near as the evening of candor and splendor is all set to hold on Sunday 29th September, 2019. The event, which has been on the mouth of many in the know, is tagged CAMA 2019.
Designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Classic International Magazine, this year’s edition of the most sought after award event in African promises to cut across the frontiers of this country to other parts of the continent.
With the harsh realities of a biting economy and challenging security situation across the nation more than ever, organizers of the award led by the publisher of Classic International Magazine, Mr. Dave Agwazim has decided to chat a way forward for the nation with the gathering of eminent personalities to deliberate on the missing link in our nationhood and how to get out of the quagmire, hence the theme, “Next Level: Chatting A Way Forward On Infrastructural Development For Economic And Security Stability in Nigeria”
The expansive and beautiful 10 Degree Events Center, Billings way Alausa Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos will play host to CAMA 2019; kicking off with sultry Green Carpet “Meet ‘n’ Greet” event at 4pm while the main event commences at 5pm..
The basic and essential objectives of the event is to identify, screen and objectively honour and recognize without bias or sentiment, selfless and industrious individuals across the nation who have severally and individually excelled and performed exceptionally in their respective areas of endeavors and chosen fields, even as this applies to responsive and responsible corporate citizens and industry giants who have brought their products and services to bear on the collective growth of the economy.
Feelers and responses we are getting so far have been encouraging, but like Oliver Twist, we are all expecting more, just as dignitaries, movers and shakers of industries, showbiz impresarios, top notch politicians, top government functionaries and media gurus are billed to attend the all-embracing annual event.  The veteran versatile writer, David Agwazim, whose style of doing things is never in small measure. No doubt, from analysis, CAMA 2019 promises to be a memorable event as usual for those who will attend.
Some of the expected dignitaries to grace this grand high octane event are His Excellences, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu and Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, executive governors of Lagos and Kano States respectively.  Others are the highly revered Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Prince (Dr.) Ned Nwoko, an accomplished and cerebral international legal luminary; First Lady of Kogi State, Hajia Rashida Yahaya Bello, MD of Sonola Foods, Dr. Satish Nair; Honourable Minister for Youth and Sports, Dr. Sunday Akin Dare; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; Lagos State Commission for Commerce, Chief (Mrs.) Lola Akande, highly celebrated Chief (Mrs.) Opral Benson, Bishop Anene Nwachukwu, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, honourable member representing Kosofe Constituency 1 at Lagos State House of Assembly; fastest rising film-maker, Mrs. Regina Daniel Nwoko, and chairman of Classic International Magazine, Dr. Iyke Kanu, etc.
Distinguished sons and daughters of African descent, nay brands will be honoured with merit awards for their dexterity and quality service within the year under review.
There is always a reward for every good work done on this planet earth.  Man does not only work to earn a living but also to make a contribution to life, to make an impact and living his name in the sands of time.  This fulfillment is the real purpose of life.  ‘There is dignity in labour’, they say, and when a man does not work hard to justify his pay, he of course does not show that he is worthy to live.
CAMA is an award event endowed in 2011 by celebrity journal, Classic International Magazine to reward and celebrate excellence in service across the length and breadth of Africa, promote African culture and provide opportunity for networking.
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How Police Arrested Port Harcourt Serial Killer

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The Rivers State Police Command has arrested an ex-militant turned serial killer.

Gracious David West who has been killing girls in hotels in the state was arrested by the police following a close monitoring of clips obtained from a Close Circuit Televusion (CCTV) of one of the hotels he lodged a girl in.

The serial killer confessed to killing some girls in hotels across the state and tying white handkerchiefs on their leg and neck.

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Confessing to the crime while being paraded before newsmen, he revealed how he contacted the girls, the name of the hotels he took some of them to and how he carried out the killing late in the night.Serial Killer

Confirming the arrest, spokesperson for the state command, Nnamdi Omoni, said:

“I can confirm the arrest but the details will be made public by the Commissioner of Police on Friday.”

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Recall that a peaceful protest was held by concerned citizens in the state on Wednesday, where they called on relevant authorities to wade into the incident of killing of young ladies in the state.

 

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Wellness HMO Again Adopts Three Women for ‘Wellness for Life’

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Leading Nigerian health insurance provider, Wellness HMO, on Saturday, September 15, adopted a total of three women with their ‘Wellness for Life’ initiative, thereby giving the beneficiaries access to quality health care for the rest of their lives.

 

The winners were all selected by raffle during the Hadassah Healing Conference 2019, which took place on Saturday, August 24 at Ikorodu and Saturday, September 15 at Sabo, Yaba; the winners were also each given a ‘Wellness for Life’ gift certificate.

 

The event was attended by over a thousand women from various walks of life.

 

Speaking on behalf of Wellness at the event was Mrs Adetutu Afolabi, pharmacist and Executive Director, Wellness.

 

She said, “Women are like the nexus in most homes, they are the caregivers who many times ignore their own health needs. For this reason, we have a role to play in ensuring that women remain a priority where health needs are concerned. That is the reason we are doing this. The Wellness ‘For Life’ initiative is a gift that these women will enjoy for the rest of their lives; without the worry about health care needs, these women can focus on their families and contribute positively to the society.

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Afolabi also stated, “last year at the Hadassah Healing Conference when we had the maiden edition of the initiative, three women won, but only one of them showed up. The others didn’t come, possibly because they thought such gifts for a lifetime was not possible. This year, we are back again, and we have picked two people from Ikorodu and the last person we picked today from Yaba. In Ikorodu, we had Mrs. Leji Abosede and Mrs Aribabagun Adejoke. Today, Mrs Ramota Lawal won through the raffle draw.”

 

The excited Mrs Ramota Lawal, who resides in Makoko, Yaba and hails from Ibadan shared with members of the press that she is indeed grateful to have won such a gift. “I am really grateful to Wellness HMO. By God’s grace, Wellness will continue to grow and find favour. I got here about 6 AM today and I am thankful that I won,” she said in her native parlance.

 

Wellness HMO, which has been in existence for over 10 years has on a yearly basis partnered with the Hadassah Healing Foundation to provide free health services and screenings for women and the underprivileged. ‘Wellness for Life’ is simply another of their initiative to create and add more value to these women.

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When asked if Wellness HMO would be able to sustain this initiative, Afolabi promised that “As long as Wellness is in business, we will ensure the sustainability of this initiative.

 

She also thanked the convener of the conference, Pastor Nike for creating the platform that gives Wellness HMO the opportunity to add value to the lives of women every year. She equally appreciated the women for attending the yearly conference.

 

Also weighing in on the state of health insurance in Nigeria, Afolabi said: “There is the need for better sensitisation on the benefits of health insurance in Nigeria, and the people too need some mind shift on making provision for the future unknown as regards their health, which is the concept of insurance. Health insurance is not a scam, Wellness HMO has tailored their products to meet individuals’ and corporate organisations’ health needs by giving access to quality healthcare at pocket-friendly rates.”

 

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