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Falode Appreciates Football Community For Honouring Ukaigwe



The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Ms Aisha Falode, still reminiscing over the death of a board member of the NWFL, Henrietta Ukaigwe, has expressed appreciation to the Nigerian Football Community for turning out in their numbers to honor Henrietta Ukaigwe, during her burial in Abbah, Imo State.


Falode said: “The burial was befitting of a woman who lived and served women’s football with great dedication and commitment.”


She further thanked the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, who never forgot the date and fulfilled his promise of N500,000 (Five hundred thousand Naira) to the deceased family.

NWFL board members, the management team of the NWFL, the Female Club Owners headed by Mrs. Matilda Otuene Iyiloha, all came up in their numbers.

The various women football clubs that sent their officials and players, Imo State Sports Commission, Anambra State Football Association, former Super Falcons players too numerous to mention.

Falode, who is a board member of the NFF also observed the presence of a large troupe of Authentic Football Supporters Club from Lagos and Bayelsa state who added color to the beautiful rendition of goodbye songs to our departed hero.


“The sportswriters Association fully identified with one of theirs as the late Henrietta started in vanguard Newspapers as a reporter. We can only appreciate everyone for the time they took to identify with the NWFL.”


With a posture signifying relief of a painful but successful burial, Falode pointed out that in spite of the after effect of COVID- 19 pandemic, the NWFL singlehandedly made sure she had a befitting burial.


Henrietta Ukaigwe died on the 14th of July after a brief illness at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, aged 53 years. She was a passionate women football writer, administrator, and advocate and served in various capacities with the NFF and NWFL.

She will be greatly missed.

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Huawei to invest $150 million in digital talent devt



Huawei says it plans to invest US$150 million in digital talent development over the next five years, noting that the programme will be beneficial to about 3 million youths.

“We are announcing Huawei’s Seeds for the Future Program 2.

0. As part of our commitment to continuously develop talent, we will invest US$150 million in this program over the next five years and help college students and young people improve their digital skills. This program is expected to benefit another 3 million people,” said Huawei’s Chairman Liang Hua.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, stated that “Nigeria is positioning to be the continent’s leader in digitalisation. Burkina Faso already has a ministry of digital economy but we have so many advantages” The advantages, according to him, include the country’s population and location, the contribution of the ICT to Gross Domestic Product, and the level of the ICT literacy among Nigerians.

He added that the government would henceforth be proactive in the ICT through effective application of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics, and Virtual Reality.

He noted that in a few years, Nigerians might no longer need to travel to India or other foreign countries for medical treatment, as surgeries could be performed on patients anywhere in the world by means of 5G technology.

He urged the 10 Nigerian students selected from different institutions for the Huawei internship programme to see themselves as future entrepreneurs in order to make the best of the opportunity.

“The ICT has the potential of employing and lifting millions of Nigerians out of poverty,” the minister added.
He commended Huawei for investing in the youths as part of its corporate social responsibility engagements.

The Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited, Mr Trevor Liu stated that Nigeria has the largest population in Africa. These youth are the continent’s greatest resource which will power the economy in the future.

Huawei partners with the Nigerian governments, education institutes and industry to equip the future leaders with the latest knowledge at the highest global levels and provide them opportunities to apply the knowledge in order to achieve a better future for the continent.

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