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Man drowns while proposing to girlfriend underwater [Video]

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An American man has drowned while proposing to his girlfriend underwater during a holiday in Tanzania.

Steven Weber and his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine, were staying in a luxury submerged cabin at the Manta Resort, off Pemba Island.

Weber died minutes after he asked his girlfriend Kenesha Antoine to marry him on Thursday afternoon.

The Manta Resort told the BBC Weber “tragically drowned while free diving alone outside the underwater room” on Thursday.

Kenesha took to Facebook on Friday to announce his death and explain she never had the chance to tell him yes.

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In an emotional post that includes a video of the proposal and photos of the American couple she said:

“There are no words adequate enough to honour the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber, Jr.

“You were a bright light to everyone you encountered.

“You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, “Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!”.”

The video shows Steven swimming underwater and holding a zipper storage bag with a hand written note inside.

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One side reads:

“I can’t hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you.

“But everything I love about you I love more every day!’

He then shows the other side where he asks Kenesha to marry him before producing a ring.

Kenesha, an attorney, is heard laughing in the background.

Paying tribute to her late partner, Kenesha also wrote: 

“Just a couple days before you died, you said to me, “I’ve seen a few cancer patients on this trip, and it dawned on me that this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing that people want to experience before they die.

“And here we are in the prime of our lives doing this. We are so blessed.

“Yes, we were, my perfect love, my angel, my soul.

“Yes, we were, and I will carry the blessing of the love we shared with me forever.

“I will find you and marry you in the next lifetime, and the next, and the next, and the next… I love you so much, and I always will.”

 

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Palliative: Kano Govt denies destroying FG foodstuff

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The Kano State Government has dismissed as “mischievous” reports insinuating that food items donated to the state under the Federal Government palliative on COVID-19 had been destroyed.

Malam Muhammad Garba, the state’s Commissioner for Commissioner, Information, Youths, and Culture, in a statement on Tuesday in Kano, dismissed the report as “roguish” peddled by disgruntled elements.

The reports alleged that the grains were destroyed due to a lack of storage facilities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the federal government had supplied over 100 trucks of grains, including millet, maize, rice, and sorghum for distribution to the poor to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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However, speculations alleged that the grains kept in the open at the Kano State Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO), ere damaged by rain in the past few days.

Reacting to the rumor, Garba said that the state government had made proper arrangements to preserve the grain.

He noted that even before the food items were supplied, Kano had recorded its first rainfall, adding that proper arrangements were made to preserve it.

“I, therefore, urge the public to disregard the roguish which is being peddled by some disgruntled elements to discredit the effort of the government at all cost.

“We took into consideration the rainy season which has already set in and adopted measures to protect the grains from being destroyed by the prevailing hot weather occasioned by the scorching sun or rain by keeping them under the waterproof tarpaulin,’’ he said.

Garba explained that the food items were in the custody of the State Fundraising Committee on COVID-19, which was finalizing arrangements to begin distribution to the poor families in the state.

“We completed the first phase of the distribution of palliatives donated by corporate organizations and individuals to the deserving households in the 484 political wards in the 44 local government areas of the state.

“As soon as we are done with the arrangement, the second phase of distribution of food items sent by the federal government will commence,” he added.

The commissioner, however, commended the people of the state for their support and understanding in the prevailing challenges posed by the global pandemic

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Zoho offers guidance on right software for non technology companies

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The technology company, Zoho Corporations, on Tuesday, offered guidance to non-technology companies on how to select software products to support remote and on-site working requirements in the face of COVID-19.

Mr. Andrew Bourne, Zoho’s Country Manager for the African region, said in a statement in Lagos that local businesses should make their operations digital and remote at a much faster pace as a result of the pandemic.

Bourne said that some of the considerations for a non-techie to select suitable software would include the bigger picture, prioritizing privacy, easy integration, and the right pricing.

According to him, working from home has become the de-facto way of operation for many, prompting businesses to take a hard look at whether their software solutions are standing up to their work-from-home needs.

”The sheer number of software solutions available for businesses, combined with rapid technological innovation, can make the choice extremely difficult.

”Although there is something to suit virtually every need, it is important for businesses to take time to ensure they choose solutions that not only fulfill those needs but also work together so that decision-makers have a cohesive and comprehensive picture of the business at all times,” Bourne said.

According to him, in selecting software, there is a need to consider the bigger picture by clearly defining business software needs, as well as prioritizing goals that the tools need to help business owners to achieve.

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He said that the right software solutions would streamline operations and increase efficiency in a logical, easy-to-use way, and allow the user to focus on the work rather than the application.

The country manager said that as technology users were aware of basic online security, they should be demanding more of software solutions to ensure data privacy and security.

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According to him, privacy factors, including data protection, file encryption, and cloud security, should be taken into consideration and discussed with the software providers to ensure a solution that guarantees privacy at the highest level.

Bourne said that software solutions should be integrated in a seamless way to improve productivity by speeding up the flow of information through departments.

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He said that the best solution at the most competitive price would be the most desirable way to go, but said it would be important to ensure value for money, irrespective of the brand.

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ACCI calls for stronger Nigeria-India economic relations

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Mr. Adetokunbo Kayode, President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), has called for a refocused and stronger economic ties between Nigeria and India.

Kayode made the call on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking as a panelist at the webinar meeting tagged: “India – Nigeria Business Promotion, Challenges, and Opportunities – Post-COVID-19”.

Kayode, an economic expert, noted that in a rejigged relationship, a win-win situation should be the watchword.

He said that it had been informally estimated that there would be around 10 billion dollars of investment by Indian companies in Nigeria.

“A maybe very substantial part of that amount has been loaned to Indian companies by Nigerian government-owned banks like, Bank of Industry, Nigeria Exim Bank, Development Bank of Nigeria, NIRSAL FUND of the Central Bank of Nigeria as well as commercial banks.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted negatively on the relationship between the two countries, especially on medical tourism, which is one of the key areas.

“Some of us attended schools that Indians were teachers. For us to move forward, we need to rejig the already existing obsolete 1973 Trade Agreement between Nigeria and India.

“In doing so, we have to bear in mind that Nigeria has several areas where it can do business with India,” he said.

According to him, if Nigeria is ready to use Indian technology then, India should also help Nigeria to diversify its economy into agriculture, mining, manufacturing, amongst others.

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He recalled that in the Great Gujarat gathering in 2019, it was discovered that several Indian companies were rather using Indian firms in Nigeria to carry out activities in a manner that undermined local legislations, particularly in trading in retail and distribution services.

On the challenges in the trade relations, Kayode pointed out that the absence of Indian manufacturing hubs in Africa and Nigeria, in particular, as well as intrusion into local businesses needed to be addressed to strengthen the ties.

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In a remark, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Abbay Thakur, said Nigeria was one of Indian’s biggest trading partners for several years.

He highlighted some of the activities of Indian companies in Nigeria in several sectors cutting across agriculture, power, technology, automobile, health, and pharmaceuticals, among others.

Other participants at the event unanimously expressed the desire to actively participate in activities and programs that would ensure the sustainability of the already existing cordial relationship.

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