- Three Nigerian youths, Egbe Joy, Derick Nwasor and Oghale Yome have emerged first prize winners at nuclear technology video competition
- The competition organised by ROSATOM Central was tagged '5th Atoms Empowering Africa'
- In second and third place were teams from Kenya and Tanzania
Three Nigerian youths, Egbe Joy, Derick Nwasor and Oghale Yome have made their nation proud after emerging as first prize winners at a nuclear technology video competition organised by ROSATOM Central among African countries.
The 2019 edition was tagged; 5th Atoms Empowering Africa and featured over 77 applications in which only 10 inputs qualified for the next stage. The 10 inputs then were submitted for votes from the public and of all, three teams emerged as top three, with the Nigerian team leading the pack, and the Kenya and Tanzania teams coming second and third.
It was gathered that the competition was established in 2015 and since its inception, a total of 36 winners have emerged and have had the opportunity of visiting various state-of-the-art Russian nuclear facilities and well-known Moscow landmarks, top nuclear universities and other scientific and technological facilities.
This year, the winners, among many other things, will get the chance to visit Russia on an all expense paid trip to learn more about nuclear technologies.
ROSATOM is one of the global technology leaders that brings together nuclear power and power engineering assets, as well as design and construction, NAN reports.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s leading anti-corruption and social accountability initiative, Follow The Money, has emerged winner of the 2019 Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award.
The award which recognises Follow The Money as one of the leading ground-breaking initiatives in the world, that are promoting democratic principles, was received by the initiative’s chief communications officer, Kevwe Oghide at the closing plenary of the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy 2019, recently concluded in Strasbourg, France.
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