Weekly Roundup: British Prime Minister, Theresa May, Visits Nigeria
The social media space is uniquely fast-paced. The wave of developments happens so fast that you can lose track of major events if you are not particularly focused on identifying the real issues. But we have got you covered.
Here is a roundup of all the major updates in the social media space in the past one week, including the visit of the British Prime Minister to Nigeria, the girls who won the Technovation Challenge getting scholarships, and many more.
British Prime Minister, Theresa May Visits Nigeria
Having foreign visitors in Nigeria has become a regular occurrence these days. First, it was the France President and this week, we have the British Prime Minister.
So Mr President wore his best AGBADA to meet the #British Prime Minister Theresa May, and they were Colour coordinating. #TheresaMay #Buhari #Abuja #TheresaMayinNigeria #Britain #economy #Security #immigrantstories #Nigeria pic.twitter.com/RssYJH7iWO
— Sewuese Bem (@SewuBem) August 31, 2018
British Prime Minister, Theresa May has said she was in Nigeria to bring jobs and enhance trading links between Nigeria and Britain. Sounds interesting, right?
— Mulla Papichulo (@TheZinoMulla) August 29, 2018
She also met with notable entrepreneurs like Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr. Femi Otedola Mr. Tony Elumelu, among others.
— Tony O. Elumelu, CON (@TonyOElumelu) August 29, 2018
She disclosed that she had an excellent time in Nigeria and hopes to see increased trade and investment between Nigeria and the UK.
Paga Launches Very Easy-to-Use Money Transfer App
Leading Nigerian mobile money company, Paga, has announced the launch of its new Money Transfer platform in Nigeria. The new solution was unveiled during the week by the Company’s CEO, Tayo Oviosu.
Our new app is here!!!! Read all about it now!! We are making money transfers simple! Just use any phone number or email. No transaction fees. No hidden charges. 100% free. 100% Gauranteed! Read more here:https://t.co/ZkdG4zbuhl
— Paga (@mypaga) August 30, 2018
The Paga Money Transfer app has been designed with the aim to “simplify the process of sending money and ensure that money always gets to the recipient — no questions asked — always.” To achieve this end, the app has been designed to be devoid of a cluster of functions and perform just 2 basic functions “send and request money”.
Did you know that to use the Paga Money Transfer App, you do not need to have the account number of the beneficiary? Want to know how the app works, we’ve got you here.
New post: Paga Launches Very Easy-to-Use Money Transfer App. Here's How it Works https://t.co/UG9XpicoUp
— TechNext.ng (@technextdotng) August 31, 2018
You can download the new Paga Money Transfer app from the iOS App Store or Android Play Store.
Anambra State Governor Gives Scholarship/One Million Naira Cash To The 5 Golden Girls From Regina Pacis School
Recall the group of five girls who developed what they called FD-Detector (fake drug detector), an astonishing app to help fight the menace of fake drugs? Well, they are students of Regina Pacis (Queen of Peace) Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra State.
They had an impressive run to the finals, having emerged victorious in Africa. To win the global trophy, they competed with students from Spain, USA, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and China. The girls were honoured by the state government during the week with scholarships and a cash prize of one million naira each by the state Governor, Willie Obiano.
— Nigeria Newsdesk (@NigeriaNewsdesk) August 29, 2018
A very big congratulations to them and we hope to see more of this in the tech world.
Social Media Reacts as Davido Begins NYSC in Lagos
During the week, Nigerian pop star, David Adeleke, also known as Davido, began the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos. This got many Nigerians talking as to why he has to serve as the superstar that he is.
Davido’s presence electrifies NYSC Camp
Davido dressed in the NYSC ceremonial uniform was accompanied by his mother, who sat with him as he signed the NYSC oath for corps members…https://t.co/xJDULTIpUG …#Davido @iam_Davido pic.twitter.com/uK6cUGOE5t
— The Nation Nigeria (@TheNationNews) August 30, 2018
He literally electrified the Lagos state NYSC camp.
The singer who graduated from Babcock University in 2015, announced his participation in the scheme on his Instagram page where he posted a picture of himself clothed in the NYSC uniform.
— STORYTELLER NIGERIA (@Storytellerngr) August 28, 2018
NIPOST Goes Digital, Launches Address Verification and Digital Addressing Systems
To end the week on a more amazing note, Nipost Nigeria held its stakeholders’ conference and launched two new addressing tools –Digital Addressing System and Address Verification System. The event, which had the theme “Addressing Critical Challenges in Courier and E-Commerce Industry” held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA-Ikeja, Lagos.
The @NIPOSTNIG Stakeholders Conference on 'Addressing Critical Challenges in E- Commerce, Identity & Security Management, Courier and Last Mile Delivery, will commence at 11am in Lagos.
The event will be live- streamed here: Facebook @nipostng and Twitter @NIPOSTNIG . #NewNIPOST pic.twitter.com/JCmlQTzfDM
— Government of Nigeria (@AsoRock) August 31, 2018
The event commenced with a welcome address by the Post Master General (PMG) of NIPOST himself, Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi. He noted that the event is another milestone towards bridging the addressing gap in Nigeria.
— Fatuntele L. TUNDE (@KobokoGCFR) August 31, 2018
There was also a session for unveiling the addressing tools: Address Verification System (AVS), system where addresses are verified by going to the location to confirm; and Digital Addressing System (DAS), a system of over 330 billion, 3 by 3 square addresses, providing every house in Nigeria with a unique digital address.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s roundup. Do have a lovely weekend and happy new month!
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