In a statement on Friday, the social media company said the new office is expected to become operational in the second quarter of 2021 and will be the first on the continent to house a team of expert engineers building for the future of Africa and beyond.
This comes after it opened the NGHub, its first community hub in Africa in partnership with CcHub, and a small business group (SBG) operations centre in partnership with Teleperformance Nigeria.
Commenting on the development, Ime Archibong, Facebook’s head of new product experimentation said: “The opening of our new office in Lagos presents new and exciting opportunities in digital innovations to be developed from the continent and taken to the rest of the world”.
“All across Africa we’re seeing immense talent in the tech ecosystem, and I’m proud that with the upcoming opening of our new office, we’ll be building products for the future of Africa, and the rest of the world, with Africans at the helm. We look forward to contributing further to the African tech ecosystem.”
Kojo Boakye, Facebook’s director of public policy, Africa, said: “Our new office in Nigeria presents an important milestone which further reinforces our ongoing commitment to the region.”
“Our mission in Africa is no different to elsewhere in the world-to build community and bring the world closer together, and I’m excited about the possibilities that this will create, not just in Nigeria, but across Africa.”
Also commenting on the new office, Nunu Ntshingila, regional director, Facebook Africa, said: “We’re delighted to be announcing our new office in Nigeria. Five years on from opening our first office on the continent in Johannesburg, South Africa, we’re continuing to invest in and support local talent, as well as the various communities that use our platforms.
“The office in Lagos will also be key in helping to expand how we service our clients across the continent.”
Facebook said it has made a number of investments across Africa aimed at growing the tech ecosystem, expanding and providing reliable connectivity infrastructures and helping businesses grow since it opened its first office in 2015.
Meet Eugene Ufoka, PLO Lumumba Foundation Representative in Finland. Why you should join the Foundation
The PLO Lumumba Foundation is one of the foundations from the African continent that is making giant strides across the globe. In Finland, the foundation is led by Mr.Eugene Ufoka, a human rights activist and co-founder of African Anti-Racism Society, Finland. He is asking Africans in Finland to join the foundation for the promotion of a good course.
Read more about the PLO Lumumba Foundation from the article below
THE PLO LUMUMBA FOUNDATION
Established in 1990, the PLO Lumumba Foundation has for all its lifetime deliberately worked to improve and enhance the self-development of the needy and disadvantaged groups in the societies it has worked in.
Throughout this time, and as products of its work, several young and energetic leadership have been nurtured to sustain its efforts and enlarge the impacts of its activities.
Running under the slogan of ‘Servant Leadership is the Mother’s Milk for Sustainable Development’, the Foundation has initiated several economic projects and fervently promoted the pride of African Identity and Diversity spanning across the 38 African nations where it operates.
Keen on promoting sustained efforts towards achievement of the SDGs in Africa, the PLO Foundation has partnered widely with well-wishers from across Europe, US and Middle East to fight poverty, hunger and gender inequality and promote affordable healthcare, access to water and sanitization and innovation.
We are also proud that in the last five years, we have accessed beneficial and uplifting support from Finland, through the able leadership of the PLO Foundation Finland Country Representative, Mr. Eugene Ufoka.
In so doing, we are proud to have cultivated a sense of strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics which defined us as human beings and the humanistic agency that we should all have.
We are cognizant of the fact that we should not encourage a syndrome of dependency but rather encourage self-sustainability.
Indeed, our track record as far as that goes is an open page. Our Africa Mentorship Program boasts of significant successes in Agricultural programs geared towards ensuring food availability and security in the African continent; promotion of education through establishment of resource centers, book donations and digital literacy programs; promotion of quality rural Health; Community Development programs that promote cultural identity through Arts; Women & Youth driven programs and supporting gender equality and empowerment as well as Industry Innovation and Creativity programs that support African youth employment.
In so doing, we have made it a core agenda in our activities, to promote a people whose view of development is people-driven and relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children.
The programs are still ongoing in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leonne, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In our three-decade long existence, we have earnestly worked towards seeing a more prosperous Africa, and more empowered people.
We sincerely hope that through these efforts, and gracious support from all quarters, we will be a flagship of excellence through transformation leadership in Africa.
Islamization Agenda: How the plot to control the finance of the church came about and their top targets- The Media Apostle
The Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 bill which President Buhari signed into law on August 7th, 2020 is geared toward enhancing the ease of doing business in the country. It was sponsored by an APC House of Representatives member HON. YUSUF YAKUB, Hong/Gombi Federal Constituency.
Ab initio, it has nothing to do with the control of the finance of the church but because of the agenda against the church in Nigeria, the anti-Christian clause was introduced.
The Fulani led government of Nigeria has been exploring ways whereby they can bring the church under their control. A few years ago, they proposed a statutory age limit for General Overseers of churches and after public outcry from the Christian community it was discarded and they went back to the drawing board to strategize and that was how the idea of monitoring the finance of the church came up and using the Corporate Affair Commission to carry out their inimical plot was a perfect match.
The first thing they did was to amend the Companies and Allied Matters Act to accommodate the newly introduced section that empowers the CAC Registrar General the right to remove the trustees of the church, close the account of the church without recourse to the court.
The Fulani led government wanted to engage the services of former Registrar General Mr. Bello Mahmud but because of his age and also his tenure had expired, they had to pause.
Lady Azuka Azinge from Anambra State took over the helms of affairs of the Commission as Acting Registrar-General on 9th October 2017. The Fulani led government was not comfortable with the person of Lady Azuka Azinge because she is a Christian and also her uncompromising stand was a concern for them so they looked for a way to oust her. President Buhari refused to confirm her as a substantive Registrar General because of his ulterior motive. On December 23, 2019, The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) ordered the suspension of the Acting Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Azinge Azuka. According to a statement made available, Ms. Azinge was placed on suspension pending the conclusion of her trial on charges bordering on the breach of the code of conduct for public officers. This was a setup aimed at bringing in a Northerner who would do the job for them. Alhaji Garba Abubakar from Bauchi took over and President Buhari hurriedly confirmed him on January 7th, 2020
It is on record that Alhaji Garba Abubakar worked with the committee that amended The Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA)
The main reason why the Fulani led government wants to attack the church is because of the prosperity of the church. They are envious and afraid of the colossal wealth some churches have amassed. That is why they want to have control of the finance of the church and it’s operation so that in the case of war which is already looming, the church will be financially handicapped. Bear it in mind, if they succeed, the Registrar General may wake up one day and remove Rev Chris Oyakhilome from the Board of Trustees of Christ Embassy and replace him with a Northern Muslim.
The Fulani led government is capitalizing on the disunity in the body of Christ to carry out their evil scheme against the church. During the Covid-19 lockdown, the disunity in the body of Christ was brought to the fore.
Before I go further, the Muslim Rights Concern has been accused of collecting $200,000 from Boko Haram affiliate, Islamic State for West Africa Province, to destabilize the country. A former Intelligence Chief in Mali, San Louis Keita, made the allegation in Abidjan, the Cote d’Ivoire capital, at a news conference. The money is for the recruitment of young Fulani men living in the South West of Nigeria to destabilize that part of the country. The Fulani led government of Nigeria overlooked the accusation because it’s part of their plan. Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has been invited to DSS office twice over the startling revelation he made where he revealed that a governor in Nigeria is the commander-general of Boko Haram, they are looking for a way to jail the man for saying the truth.
Three days ago, the Supreme Council of Sharia in Nigeria told President Buhari that the execution of a Christian leader, Retired Major General Zamani Lekwot, and those of others found complicit in the 1992 bloody riot in Zango-Kataf, would bring lasting peace to the killings in Southern Kaduna. An incident that happened 28 years ago where a tribunal set up by the Babangida government sentenced Lekwot and 16 others to death for alleged complicity in the killings, sentences eventually reduced to a short sentence and he later got a state pardon. It is evil to call for his execution when Gov El-Rufai is yet to show Nigerians those he paid money to stop killing.
Bishop David Oyedepo is the number one target of the Fulani led government who are bent on carrying out their Islamization agenda. The reason why they are after Papa Oyedepo is because of his constant criticism of this government and also his wealth frightens them. They know if they are able to capture Africa’s wealthiest preacher, others will surrender easily, but God will not allow it. Papa Oyedepo is an institution. In 2018, he reacted to the media report that he is worth $150 million, he said ‘I’m worth more than that’ he further said that “I’m worth the riches of his Glory” the riches of God’s Glory can’t be measured. Papa Oyedepo can feed Nigeria for years and he won’t feel it.
Pastor E.A Adeboye is the next on their list. Not him as a person but RCCG, the world’s largest church with 40,000 parishes in Nigeria. RCCG parishes in Nigeria are more than all the Mosques in Nigeria. It’s the church with the highest number of cheerful billionaires. During the construction of one of the tents at the campground, not the new one, someone singlehandedly roofed the tent with N25billion. RCCG equally plays a pivotal role in the elections of Nigeria thanks to the millions of members spread across Nigeria.
The third on the list is Rev Chris Oyakhilome who was recently gifted with late Archbishop Benson Idahosa’s personal Bible and after that, the fiery preacher has become a thorn in the flesh of the enemies of the gospel in Nigeria. God has blessed Rev Chris so mightily that you can’t quantify his wealth. During the lockdown, he was a voice for the church and he spoke against the government orders which were not right with the church. He is a threat to the Fulani led government and I believe he must have received the circular which was also sent to Papa Oyedepo
The fourth Kingdom giant that continuously gives the Fulani led government sleepless nights is Apostle Johnson Suleman. Nobody can silence the fiery preacher’s voice. His life and what he stands for is reminiscent of the personality of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa. Apostle Suleman is someone you can’t gag. He is a staunch defender of the body of Christ in Nigeria. Apart from being a threat to the Fulani led government, his wealth also intimidates them. He condemned the incessant killing of Christians in Southern Kaduna and just yesterday he told Gov El-Rufai to keep quiet and fix the mess in his state instead of looking for who to blame over the killings in the state which has turned Kaduna into a cesspool of blood. There has been plots by the government to bring Apostle Suleman down but they couldn’t.
Another person that the Northerners are envious of is Dr. Paul Enenche of Dunamis. How he became prosperous is still a mystery to them. The multi-billion naira Glory Dome and his constant criticism of the ills in the country is what placed him in their book. Dr. Enenche is blessed beyond measure. The Fulani led government would want to make sure they decimate his influence in the North but God will not allow it.
Another Kingdom giant under the watch of the Fulani led government is Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries whose church building upon completion would cost over N50 billion. Though he is not a regular critic of the government like others but his wealth is frightening and remember, the main reason why the Fulani led government is after the church is because of the wealth, they want to financially incapacitate the church.
All the generals that I mentioned were all influenced by late Archbishop Benson Idahosa of blessed memory. If he were to be alive we know what he could do. With humility and sincerity of heart, I kindly ask our fathers in the faith to act now before they turn Nigeria to Turkey. The evil schemes of the Fulani led government are similar to what the Turkish Islamic fundamentals did that completely transformed Turkey into a 97% Islamic country. Recently, Hagia Sophia, a 1,500-year-old Orthodox Christian cathedral – was converted into a Mosque
Yours in his vineyard
© The Media Apostle
Gov El-Rufai lied, clerics are not the cause of violence in Kaduna but marginalization says The Media Apostle
The Killing of innocent people in Southern Kaduna has resumed and we have seen how the bandits who are from the Fulani extraction killed, maimed and razed down the houses of the people of southern Kaduna who are predominantly Christians. In total, about 90 persons lost their lives during the renewed killing which occurred twice.
While playing host to the Primate of Anglican Church, Henry Ndukuba
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai accused some clerics of instigating violence in the State.
El-Rufai said the clerics use their platforms to preach disunity rather than peace which would benefit the state. According to him, that’s the main cause of the violence.
The governor, however, insisted that his administration has been able to contain violence at its point of origin. Looking at the structure of governance in Kaduna you would agree with me that the Christians in Kaduna State are highly marginalized, The Media Apostle stated.
According to The Media Apostle, the Southern Kaduna people can’t breathe. Governor El-Rufai has abandoned them. They are denied meaningful development and excluded from governance. The governor is a Muslim, the deputy is a Muslim. This has never happened before. The speaker of the State House of Assembly is a Muslim including the deputy speaker. Two key federal ministers from the State who became ministers through the connection of Gov El-Rufai are Muslims. Majority of the members of the State House of Assembly members are Muslims including the commissioners. The Christians in the state are completely shutout of the government and this is what breeds disunity that leads to violence.
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