Digital Encode Wins 2017 RIMAN Risk Management Leadership in Nigeria Award

Digital Encode Limited has been awarded the 2017 Risk Management Leadership in Nigeria Award by Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN).

The Award was presented to Mr. Obadare Peter Adewale, the Co-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Digital Encode Limited.

Digital Encode Limited was also recently honoured by the African Quality Achievement Awards (AQAA) 2017 as Africa’s Most Innovative Quality Cyber Security Consulting Firm of The Year 2017.

Ahmed Bature Emerge NDA Best Graduating Cadet [64 Regular Course Set]

Ahmed Bature [NDA/9525/Cdt] has graduated as the best cadet from the 64 Regular Course set of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).
A graduate of the computer science cadet, Ahmed Bature graduated with honours and received many awards from the academy. Ahmed Bature was specially recognized for his spectacular achievement during the recently concluded Passing Out Parade at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna state.

Winners of the 2017 #WritingGamesNG Essay Writing Competition

Winners have emerged in the #WritingGamesNG 2017 essay writing competition organised by Goal.com and the University of Sussex.

The competition, which is in its second year, is an avenue for young Nigerians to express their passion for football through critical writing. Leading up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the title of this year’s competition is: “Making Nigerian football attractive in a digital age”. The aim is to explore ideas on how to improve the quality of domestic football both on and off the field using modern technology as well as winning with social media.

Full List of Winners (out of a total of 640 entries received nationwide)

CATEGORY 1 – NYSC/FINAL YEAR UNDERGRADUATES
NAMES SCORE PLACEMENT
ADEPOJU ADEMOLA  75.5% WINNER
EZEUDUJI OLUCHI ONYINYECHI 72.5% SECOND PLACE
ADEKUNLE FISAYO ADEBAJO 72% THIRD PLACE
AWA JOY CHIDINMA 69% FINALIST
OLUTOBI SOGE 67.5% FINALIST
ADEBISI SAMUEL 66.5% FINALIST
OLAWOLE OLAYINKA 65.5% FINALIST
JONATHAN PRAISE IKECHUKWU 65% FINALIST
OGUNADE BENJAMIN 62% FINALIST
AIKI DAMILOLA 59.5% FINALIST

 

CATEGORY 2 – SS3/SIXTH FORM COLLEGES
NAMES SCORES  PLACEMENT
EMMANUELLA CHISOM JAMES 71% WINNER
CHIWIKE CHIBUZOR MARGARET 67%   SECOND PLACE
OKAFOR OLIVIA AMARACHI  66% THIRD PLACE
EMMANUEL ESOMNOFU 64% FINALIST
AZUBUIKE CHIDERA ESTHER 62.5% FINALIST
ABDULRAZAQ ABDULBASIT 61.5% FINALIST
ABRAHAM EBENEZER EHINOME 61% FINALIST
MIRACLE ELVIS 59% FINALIST
ALAIYE OLUWASEYE ELIZABETH 52% FINALIST

Adepoju Ademola won 100,000 and a £500 #WritingGamesNG bursary for the University of Sussex MA in Creative and Critical Writing (2018 entry) while Emmanuella Chisom James receives 75,000.

Ezeuduji Oluchi Onyinyechi placed second and Adekunle Fisayo Adebajo finished in third place in Category 1 and while Chiwike Chibuzor Margaret was second and Okafor Olivia Amarachi was third in Category 2. They have won 50,000 and 25,000 respectively.

The #WritingGamesNG 2017 was supported by the Study Group, CampsBay Media, a sports communication company, NYSC and Writivism.

Veripay Emerge Highest Transacting Aggregator on the Interswitch Disbursement Network [2017]

Veripay has been awarded by Interswitch as the highest transacting aggregator on the Interswitch disbursement network.
Veripay, Nigeria’s first ever web-based HR and payroll management solution from Appmart Group, is currently deployed in more than 10 states of the federation and used by several companies and institutions to manage their Human Resource. The software is available to any organization that wishes to use it for free.
The Highest Transacting Aggregator Award from Interswitch was presented to Mr. Mako Sylvester, Chief Executive Officer, Appmart Group and Mr. Anthony Umejiofor, Chief Technology Officer, Appmart group, at the Interswitch Connect Award/Gala night, which held on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
On receiving the Award, CEO Appmart Group, Mako Sylvester said:
“It is indeed a great honour to receive this award today from Interswitch. We have put in a lot of work in the creation of Veripay as a solution to a valid problem in Nigeria’s HR and Payroll Management system. At AppMart we are innovating and driving evolution because we believe that software should be accessible and affordable to align with the genuine needs of individuals, corporate entities and society at large.”
AppMart is a software development company headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria that helps organizations from start-ups to large enterprises, Government institutions etc. to accelerate growth and innovation, transform operational efficiency, and deliver new software products to serve human needs. The solution was integrated with the Interswitch Payment Gateway in early 2016 and has since then seamlessly optimized the HR/payment system of organizations on the network.

MMIA Lagos Receives ICAO Certification [2017]

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) has finally been certified in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards and best practices.

In the last 12 months, the Federal Government, desirous of getting the Lagos international airport to operate under an ICAO certification, had taken various measures to prepare it to scale the rigorous ICAO audit, some of which included investment in the upgrade of infrastructure, elimination of touting, ensuring stable power supply and cooling systems, clean toilets and other allied conveniences, and the dismantling of multiple checkpoints for passengers and baggage by Customs, Quarantine, NDLEA and FAAN airport security officials.

ICAO had earlier in the year sent a team of auditors to visit the country, go round the airport prior to granting the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) the approval to audit the Lagos airport in line with its standards as well as the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs).

Director General of NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, who presented the audit certificate with number NCAA/ARD/AC/001 to the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma, in Lagos yesterday, said the certificate is valid for three years unless cancelled, suspended or revoked. According to Capt. Usman:

“With the certification, FAAN is the certified Aerodrome operator for the provision of required airport services, facilities, systems and equipment at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, in line with International Standards And Recommended Practices.

The certification is a clear indication that the Lagos airport has met regulatory safety requirements on a continuous basis and that it is providing uniform conditions for safe and efficient operation of aircraft from all other states, as required by Article 15 of the Chicago Convention and the certification is an enabler for the attainment of a regional hub for Lagos and one of the critical safety targets of NCAA.”

He further explained that the certificate entitles the holder (FAAN) to operate the MMIA Lagos airport for the purpose of take-off and landing of aircraft engaged in flight for scheduled and non-scheduled commercial operations.

He, however, pointed out that the certificate has the following limitations – ARFFS: CAT 9, Day/Night Operations. IFR CAT of Operations: CAT 11. 

The NCAA boss advised the FAAN management to see the certification as a fresh challenge with which comes the capacity and striving to ensure sustenance of the certificate.

The NCAA boss concluded by revealing that the certification of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, is in its final stage. The Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna, will be certified by July 2018.