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LAGOS, Nigeria, October 12, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Speaking to Victory Yinka-Banjo is like drinking a fizzy drink. She bubbles with ideas and confidence. Little wonder that this 17-year-old Nigerian was chosen to be this year’s youth ambassador for Africa Code Week, the continent’s biggest digital skills youth initiative.

Even at her young age, Victory is no stranger to publicity. Earlier this year she was offered 19 full scholarships to study at North American universities. (She ended up picking MIT.) But hers is no rags-to-riches story. The eldest daughter of two smart parents, a university lecturer mother and a father who works in procurement and supply chain management, Victory has always pushed herself to her limits. “My mother taught me how to hustle and without this scholarship, I could never have afforded to study in the US,” she is quick to point out.

Youth Ambassador and IT Role Model for Girls

Victory is looking forward to getting involved in this year’s Africa Code Week (ACW), of which she is the official youth ambassador. Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) have traditionally lagged behind boys, which is why SAP and Camden Education Trust, the founders of ACW, are on a mission to make a difference – one African community at a time. Now in its seventh year, ACW was proud to report a 47% female participation in 2020. The event, which includes the popular AfriCANCode Challenge, has an enormous reach of 54 countries, with millions of children and youth participating. Last year the program completely shifted to the exciting online world due to COVID-disruption.

“I participate in digital youth skills initiatives like Africa Code Week because I am passionate about empowering young people in underserved communities,” Victory says. Last year, she created an educational video encouraging children to learn computer programming with Scratch, MIT’s free online learning tool for coding. “Scratch is how I was introduced to coding,” Victory says, mentioning all its various applications which makes it fun for kids, from interactive stories and games to animations. Scratch forms an integral part of Africa Code Week, encouraging teachers and African governments to see how easy it is to get kids into coding and fast-track them for the 21st Century. To date, nine countries have adopted coding as a school subject thanks to the ongoing awareness, support, and contributions from Africa Code Week program.

A proud female-code representative, Victory wears many hats and keeps herself busy with multiple projects. In addition to Africa Code Week, she is actively involved with Coderina, a Non-profit organisation that promotes ICT development, youth innovation, and entrepreneurship across Africa. 

“My first introduction to Coderina was during the pandemic last year. I helped facilitate the Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) sessions where young people were able to learn from a virtual space about everything digital skills related, from coding to 3D printing. I also taught a class during this period on ‘Design Thinking and Innovation’. This year, I was a coach to the First Lego League team comprising of a group of girls in secondary school in Nigeria. FLL is an exciting international robotics competition that is largely driven by Coderina.” 

Passionate about Finding Solutions

When asked what she likes about coding, Victory is unequivocal: she wants to find solutions. “I love the challenge of being given a problem and using technology to find a way to solve it,” she enthuses. In 2019, Victory was part of the winning African team in the global mobile app building competition, Technovation. “The problem we had to solve was double parking, which is common in Nigeria,” Victory explains. “We developed an app that uses location sensors to enable your phone to pick up whenever another car parks you in, so you can step outside and speak to the owner or can communicate with the owner via instant messaging on the app.”

It is this same passion for solving problems that has made her pursue a career in computer science and molecular biology. “There are so many different applications of this novel overlapping field,” she says, “from aspects of synthetic biology to RNA sequencing in bioinformatics.” Some of the questions that interest her are whether DNA can be used to store digital data and what machine learning tools can be used to model a vaccine to tackle the next variant of the coronavirus.

One thing she’s sure about is that she doesn’t want to be put in a box. “Too many young people are fixated about their future career, wanting to become a doctor, engineer or a lawyer,” she says. “So many things are unconventional now. Rather than having a fixed profession, I want to say: I do computational biology and it allows me to proffer solutions to this and that.” Having a problem-solving mindset will elevate young Africans to be the change they want to see in the world, she believes – with a little bit of help from technology, of course.

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How PDP’s ONLY Hope Of Survival Is The NINAS Movement, By Ndidi Uwechue – The Maravi Post

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For decades, observers had been raising an alarm that Nigeria was on the edge of a precipice and would one day plunge into catastrophe. These concerned observers had overlooked, or not known about the Caliphate Agenda for Nigeria. For, what someone seeking peace and democracy would describe as a “catastrophe” is actually “the best of news” for those intent on building an Islamic State within Nigeria, and even beyond, going right into the Sahel. The Caliphate Agenda is that the Fulani Koran should conquer everywhere, right up to “the sea” (Atlantic Ocean). For those in charge of this Islamization programme, it is a religious duty which they believe will bring them good rewards when they die and get to meet their Maker. They are therefore at peace with all the bloodshed that their Agenda will bring. They are only anxious should any thing try to prevent this dream of theirs from being realised.



Enter PDP, that is, the Peoples Democratic Party. PDP was in power at Central Government level for sixteen years, up to 2015. However it lost at those general elections and has since been on a downward slide, and unless PDP now reforms and truly starts to desire the people’s welfare, its role and relevance as a political party ended in 2015. We do find that PDP still goes by the name of “political party”, but that is an illusion or delusion. This type of delusion is quite common in Nigeria. Here are a couple of examples: there is a stretch of uneven ground, thinly tarred, that has no traffic lights, no pedestrian crossings, no pavement, just huge potholes, more like craters, yet Nigerians insist on calling it a “Road”. There is a patchy-roofed building with no electricity, no water, no Science labs, no toilets, yet Nigerians insist on calling it a “School”. In the same way, the PDP of today is basically a Social Club but of course, its members will insist that it is a “political party”.

There continues to be much talk about the general elections scheduled for 2023. The winner has already been decided. It will be won in the same way as at pre-Independence when fraudulently skewed population figures were used (1952-53 Census) to bring about Arewa domination. In August 2021, the Northern Consensus Movement confidently announced that Northern Nigeria would determine the outcome of the 2023 presidential elections. Their leader Awwal Aliyu mocked, “Politics is a game of numbers and we have the numbers. We are 120 million in population from the North, then the Fulani have 40 million in population and if you put that together that will give you 160 million out of approximately 210 million population in the country… When you take 160 million out of 210 million, what is the balance? About 70 million. I cannot see how 70 million will beat 160 million…”

In essence, PDP and all Nigerians were being told that henceforth, Arewa, (ie the Caliphate), calls the shots. Going on, the last general elections of 2019 is the one that revealed that PDP had degenerated in power and status into being just a Club. The Buhari regime imperially removed Walter Onnoghen from his position as Chief Justice of Nigeria – but could PDP do anything about it? It remains debatable whether the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the 2019 elections, the subsequent Elections Tribunal contesting the results was somewhat farcical – but could PDP do anything about it? In Imo State, the people’s choice of Governor, a PDP member, was openly removed – but could PDP do anything about it? The reality is that PDP has as much power now as a Chess Club has. It is a “political party” in name only. Neither does it have power as an opposition party. PDP will stay like this, before finally going into oblivion. 

The reason was explained earlier. There is an Islamization going on and PDP is not needed for that. It is APC that is spearheading it. For instance the APC Vice-President Osinbajo, a Professor of Law, and supposedly also a Pastor, in June 2019 when on an official visit to the USA showed his support for the Islamization programme by denying that Christians were being killed, to which American former official Frank Gaffney in amazement responded by describing Osinbajo as “He lies shamelessly — including this weekend in New York — about the anti-Christian persecution his government is at least tolerating and, at worst, enabling…” 

Should the Caliphate Agenda of Islamization and Fulanization of Nigeria continue, and even get success, the fate of PDP would be sealed. One only has to consider what the Taliban are doing in Afghanistan for clues. Clues can also be found in Nigeria itself. There is an ongoing vicious and horrific slaughter of indigenous peoples, mainly Christians, by Jihadist Fulani. Therefore, those PDP members who are unable to escape abroad in time, may meet the same sad end as some politicians in Afghanistan are getting: being beheaded.

PDP in the New South, ie Middle Belt and South, should have a thorough thinking session, minus ego and emotionalism, about the clear and present danger they are in. Just like their people are facing Islamization, land grab, and being slaughtered, SO ARE THEY! Just as the instrument that puts their people in an existential threat is the imposed and illegitimate 1999 Constitution, that 1999 Constitution is also what is bringing about PDP’s powerlessness and eventual demise. 

All the signs needed to alert PDP that they are onto a loser if they go to Elections 2023 are there. PDP in the New South area would however be onto a clear winner should they choose to SIDE WITH THEIR PEOPLE! It is really as simple as that. If PDP were to become the CHAMPIONS of their people it would give PDP relevance and a new purpose. Thus it would give them power! The NINAS Movement is the vehicle PDP should therefore enter and join their people. Together they would Decommission their number one enemy, that sham 1999 Constitution. The process involves a Transitional Government so PDP would then be in good position to make inputs in the transitioning process.

To conclude, it is hoped that PDP has the moral and intellectual ability to look inwards and acknowledge that they have been emasculated and are now at the level of a Social Club. For more information on the NINAS Movement they can visit www.ninasvoice.org and contact the Secretariat.

Ndidi Uwechue is a British citizen with Igbo heritage from the Lower Niger Bloc. She is a retired Metropolitan (London) Police Officer, she is a signatory to the Constitutional Force Majeure, and she writes from Abuja.

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After four successful seasons of “SEAL Team”, season 5 is rapidly increasing its fame among the watchers and watchers are also showing their interest in the series. SEAL Team Season 5 is currently running on the TV screens and along with this, the makers have released the first episode of the 5th season. Now, the second episode will show that what will be the future of the Bravo team in the enemy space.

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Especially, their mission is in danger as the most important link is occupied by the enemies. Now, the current season is one of the most highly demanded and exclusive seasons of all time. Bravo was getting together with his family time like never before. On the other side, Ray was feeling like himself through therapy.

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“SEAL Team” Season 5 Episode 2: Release Date

The genre of the series is action fiction and military drama which is created by Benjamin Cavell. Benjamin Cavell, Ed Redlick, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Christopher Chulack, John Glenn, David Boreanaz, Mark Owen, and Spencer Hudnut are the executive producers of the series.

CBS is the original network of the series and the first season was released on September 27, 2017. There was a total of 44 episodes in the first and second seasons each. While the third season was released with 20 episodes and the fourth one had 16 episodes. According to the sources, the fifth season will come with 14 episodes where 2nd episode will release soon but when we are going to share all the information about the series.

The first episode of the fifth season was released on October 10, 2021, and now, the SEAL Team Season 5 Episode 2 will release on October 17, 2021, and the title of the episode is “Trust, But Verify Part 2”. Now, you can watch the episode on its original network, CBS. According to the sources, the episode will come with a mission in North Korea.

There is only one compromised and the Bravo soldiers need to find out the way to keep their cover. Along with this, they also need to make sure that Kwon doesn’t end up revealing their position during the interrogations of North Koreans.

While, Blackburn said that if things will not go normal and as planned, Bravo may don’t see the way of their home. They can just fight or die or be behind bars in North Korea. It all depends on their moves which is playing in one of the most dangerous countries. Well, we are sure that the depression of Ray will come between this cut-throat like before. All the things will be seen in SEAL Team Season 5 Episode 2.

“SEAL Team” Season 5 Episode 2: Time and Where To Watch

Now, the fans can watch the episode on October 17, 2021, at 10 PM ET. The first half of the season consists of 4 more episodes. So, we can expect our Sunday more interesting as SEAL Team will come on every Sunday with the latest episode. On the other side, you can watch these episodes on CBS official website and Paramount+.



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Today, we are going to talk about one of the most famous Japanese anime television series named Shikizakura. The series will be releasing its second episode very soon. So, it is a new Japanese Anime Series that released a single episode recently but gained lots of popularity from the audience.

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Now, the makers are ready to give a very grand release to Shikizakura Episode 2 and all the fans who watched the previous one are eagerly waiting to watch the upcoming episode as well. The series has been produced by Chukyo TV and animated by a very famous animation studio Sublimation.

Shikizakura Episode 2 Release Date

Let us also tell you that the series has been direct by Gō Kurosaki along with a chief director Shinya Sugai. The series has been premiered on 10th October 2021. Not only this, but the makers have also revealed that the series has 12 episodes in the first season.

Along with it, if you are searching to know the name of the writer then the amazing series has been written by Naruki Nagakawa. The makers give some mind-blowing characters in this brilliant series. We are providing almost all the information about this amazing series because we know that everyone searching to know about it.

Shikizakura Episode 2 Star Cast Details :-

Talking about the characters who appear in this brilliant series then some names are given below.

  • Kakeru Miwa Voiced by: Yūdai Noda
  • Ōka Myōjin Voiced by: Miho Mashiro
  • Kippei Nagatsu Voiced by: Daisuke Nakamoto
  • Ryō Hattori Voiced by: Shōto Mizukami
  • Kaede Naruse Voiced by: Eri Sakazaki

As everyone already watched the first episode of the series and everyone is just keenly waiting to see the further story in which everyone will get perfect answers for their questions. Already the previous episode created a very huge buzz on social media in which everyone just waiting to see the upcoming one to get to know what will happen next.

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Let us tell you that the makers have already scheduled the release of the upcoming series. If you want to watch this series then you just need to wait till 17th October 2021. Yes, the much-awaited Shikizakura Episode 2 will be releasing this Sunday at 1:55 AM on ANIPLUS & HIDIVE.

You can also stream the full episode online on Anime Digital Network & Bilibili TV. It seems that the makers will give weekly releases to this brilliant series and everyone will watch the upcoming episode every week. So, stay connected with us to know more information related to the series.



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