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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

VA-VA-VOOM AT THE JUST CONCLUDED UYO FASHION FORWARD 3.0

AKS Commissioner for Culture &Tourism, presenting sewing machines and other gifts to young designers
Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State, came alive last weekend, with the third edition of Uyo Fashion Forward 3.0, produced by Ubong ‘Kardynal’ Ekanem of Kardynal Kommunikationz.

The event at EEMJM Hotel Banquet Hall and OBA Liaison office Hall in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State will certainly remain in many minds for a long time to come, as it raised the bar in many ways.

Heritage Bank trains children in financial literacy


In a bid to expose the citizenry to financial literacy at a very early age in life, Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Services Provider, has exposed children between the age bracket of five and seven years to banking services.

AMBODE CALLS FOR REVIEW OF CULTURAL ISSUES INHIBITING GROWTH


...Urges Professionals, Private Sector To Key Into Developmental Agenda

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has said that if Nigeria is to occupy its pride of place among the comity of nations, concerted efforts must be made to frontally and comprehensively review cultural and political issues slowing down development.

Monday, 29 May 2017

'Proudly Nigerian' Flags Off Campaign *Inaugurates Aliko Dangote Celebration Project

(Pix shows: General Manager, Proudly Nigerian Campaign, Mr. Michael Abugo; Visioner/Founder, Proudly Nigeria Campaign Organisation, Olorogun Elkanah O. Mowarin and Project Consultant, Mr. Andrew Odoiko)

Proudly Nigerian few days ago in Lagos, kicked off a massive campaign focused on Nigeria and Nigeria, with a media briefing.

Friday, 26 May 2017

LEAVE BUHARI ALONE, RETURN NIGERIA’S LOOT NOW!

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-MURIC CLERIC TAKES ON CONTROVERSIAL 

BRITISH LAWMAKER


Controversial ex-British parliamentarian, Eric Stuart Joyce, who earlier claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead, has urged Nigerians to ask questions about President Buhari's health. Joyce said in a democracy, Nigerians should not be kept in the dark about the president's health.

TODAY: The King is in the house! It’s a party…


The King of Photography…King Solomon Ekhaiyeme and some of his works…

Thursday, 25 May 2017

NCAC to partner with traditional rulers on cultural revival – Runsewe

Director – General, National council for Arts and culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has assured that Nigerian traditional rulers as custodians of Nigeria tradition, history and culture will play prominent role in the strategic revival of Nigerian culture under his watch.

Oyo State Govt designates 1,404 health facilities for maternal week



The state health Commissioner said the maternal week would be held at two health facility centres and two outreaches in each of the 351 wards throughout the state.

VACANCY! VACANCY!! VACANCY!!!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WHAT I KNOW ABOUT THE RECENT COUP SCARE IN NIGERIA - General David Medayese Jemibewon (CFR, mni)


Exclusive by GBENGA DAN ASABE

In this exclusive encounter with General David Medayese Jemibewon (CFR, Mni), the General shared his fear for a Nigerian political elite that lacks objectivity and candor when political leadership is on the burner. The Iyah-Gbedde, Kogi State (North Central Nigeria) born elder statesman regretted ever fighting for the unity of Nigeria in the 30 months Nigerian civil war, claiming that, with the way things are going in the polity, the efforts of heroes past (which he is equally among) seems to be lost to the perils of now.

Oyo State Govt to raise N50bn endowment fund to revamp hospitals

Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, says the state government is set to raise a N50 billion endowment fund to overhaul health care delivery in the state.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

When SOLONIC Team paid a courtesy call on Governor Okowa of Delta State

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa (middle), Commissioner for Finance David
Edevwie, and the team  Otunba Olu Adenodi, Hans Holtmann and Peter Ewemen

Heritage Bank partners RIMAN to promote international best practice in risk mgt

Heritage Bank Plc has entered into strategic partnership with Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) to promote global best practices in the implementation of risk management for safer and stronger financial institution. President of RIMAN, Mr Jude Monye, disclosed this at the first Chief Risk Officer’s time-out/dinner organised by RIMAN, yesterday.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

OKONMAH, TPT ACCOUNT DIRECTOR SETS UP FOUNDATION AT 50


 L-R Shows Modupe Adetokunbo, Chairman/Lead Strategist, TPT International; Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, President, African Public Relations Association (APRA); Shalom Okonmah, celebrant’s spouse; Joseph Okonmah, the celebrant and Dr. Rotimi Oladele, President/Chairman, Governing Council, NIPR at the 50th birthday anniversary of Joseph Okonmah in Ikeja, Lagos


The Account Director of TPT International, Mr. Joseph Okonmah, FNIPR, recently marked his 50th birthday anniversary in grand style at the White House Hotel in Ikeja Lagos.

LBS strengthen capacity, add seasoned experts…

Obrimah
Lagos Business School is pleased to announce the addition of two seasoned experts to its faculty base: Dr. Oghenovo Obrimah and Marvel Ogah.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Ajimobi Seeks Cooperation On Property Enumeration

Governor Ajimobi has sought the cooperation of landowners in Oluyole Local Government Area of the state, as the government begins the enumeration of properties on government acquired land.

When I hear the sound of a good drum, I get dancing feet -Princess Folasade Adeyemi (Alaafin of Oyo’s daughter)



What does it take to be a princess in the palace of a first class traditional ruler in the South West of Nigeria? Princess Sade Adeyemi, the daughter of His Royal Highness, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Adeyemi III, is in good position to tell us. She was born a Princess, and even when she sojourned in America for years, the identity traced her there. 

ARTISTES EXPRESS HOPE AS ARIYA REPETE PREPARES FOR QUARTER FINALS



The ten artistes that were selected to the quarter finals in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and Ota in Ogun state have expressed hope over the next round of the talent hunt competition.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

EXPECTATION HEIGHTENS AS STUDENTS, TEACHERS AWAIT COWBELLPEDIA QUALIFYING EXAM RESULTS



Students who participated in the 2017 Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics Qualifying Examination are waiting with bated breath as the June 1st, 2017 date for the release of the results draws close. Teachers and authority of the various schools that presented students are equally looking forward to a successful outing for their candidates.

LBS Maintains ranking in ‘Financial Times’ Top Business Schools



Lagos Business School has once again been ranked as a top global school by the Financial Times (FT).  This is LBS’ eleventh consecutive appearance in the annual ranking of top business and management education providers in the world done by FT. 

SCIENCE VERSUS CORRUPTION AT CAMBRIDGE


- By Bashorun J.K. Randle OFR, FCA

For almost twenty years, Professor Adrian Owen toiled away at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge before emigrating to Canada where he continued to flourish at Western University in Ontario. He became a superstar when he successfully challenged conventional wisdom – 

Life In Biafra

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Rare photos from ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo son’s wedding to Sir Kessington Adebutu’s daughter in Lagos last weekend

Ex- President in a heated dance steps with bride of the day

MOBIL STAFF PROTEST IN LAGOS


Healthcare experts harp on interprofessional collaboration



Against the backdrop of inter-professional rivalry in the health sector, which has become divisive, unhealthy, and distracts healthcare professionals from delivering excellent value to Nigerians in need of their services, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, has organized a symposium to bridge this widening gap. The forum had the theme - Health of the Nation - The Imperative of Interprofessional Collaboration.

May 27: Heritage Bank marks ‘Children Banking Month’

Says…early lesson on cashless, vital to child’s financial freedom
 

As part of effort to further deepen the Central Bank of Nigeria's cashless policy, Heritage Bank Plc, has called for early lessons for teens on how to perform basic banking tasks, as a basic tools necessary for children's financial freedom.

Oyo commences Free Medical Services


The Oyo State Government has announced that another series of Governor Abiola Ajimobi Free Health Mission (Free Medical services) will start on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Adeoyo Maternity Teaching hospital, Yemetu Ibadan as part of the events commemorating the sixth anniversary of the Abiola Ajimobi administration in Oyo State.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Muslim Cleric blows hot: Declares...LOOTERS MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN...


PRAYERS AND CURSES


As delivered by:

Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Director, 
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)


The war against corruption has encountered several encumbrances in the past two years under President Muhammadu Buhari. Anti-corruption agencies have lost several cases to technicalities while the absence of special courts has retarded efforts to bring looters to book. In addition, the National Assembly (NASS) has been a major cog in the wheel of progress in the anti-graft fight.

Ilupeju Diamond Lions Club commissions signature project at Pacelli School for the Blind

Lion Olatundun Omosaiye (first right, other members of the club and some of the students of the school)


For the children of the Pacelli School for the Blind and Impaired Vision in Surulere, Lagos, reprieve came some days ago, when the members of Ilupeju Diamond Lions Club led by the Centenial President Lion Olatundun Omosaiye visited the school, to commission the club’s signature project, being the rehabilitation/renovation of the school’s sickbay and the medical office. 

ARAB SPRING SMELLS LIKE A ROSE FOR BANKE AND OLUSOLA


-         By Bashorun J.K. Randle FCA; OFR

At the risk of telling you what you all already know, permit me to prophesisethat today is not only a divinely ordained and blessed day (28th April 2017) in Marrakech, Moroccoby the abundant beneficence of the Almighty, it is also an occasion which is a defining moment that we shall all cherish for the rest of our lives as we celebrate the wedding of Banke Kuku to her soulmateOlusola Lawson.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Italy based Nigerian musician, TOA, set to hit Nigeria music industry


Wave making Italy based Nigerian musician, Timothy Ozemebhoya Asotie, a.k.a, TOA, has concluded plans to storm Nigerian music industry with some of his hit songs.
 The Torino based musician is already making waves in Italy with hit songs such as ‘SELESE, REALITY, ONYINYE ‘ONE IN A MILLION. ’ and the latest 'FREEDOM'.

QUINCY HERBALS Launches global campaign

AsSeenOnTV.pro and its Product Managers announce the DRTV campaign launch with Quincy Herbals.

Quincy Herbals was established in 1996 as a small, family owned and operated company dedicated to meeting the wellness needs of the community in a safe and natural way.  The founders noticed that most of the dark spot-correcting and anti-aging serums on the market don't target all skin types or ethnicities.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Samsung excites consumers with launch of the new S8 and S8+


The newest flagship smartphones from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the Galaxy S8 and S8+, have been launched into the Nigerian market, following their unveiling at the company’s unpacked event in New York. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature polished metal chassis covered by curved Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back.

Heritage Bank, Triton Aqua N2bn facility, to boost job creation capacity to 15, 000 tonnes


R-L: Ifie Sekibo, Managing Director, Heritage Bank Plc; Raju Samtani, CEO of Triton Aqua Group; Jude Monye, Executive Director of Heritage Bank and Vijay Mastakar, Chief Financial Officer, during the bank's management visit to Triton Aqua Africa Limited (TAAL) facility




The N2billion long-term facility Heritage Bank Plc and Central Bank of Nigeria gave to Triton Aqua Africa Limited (TAAL), under the Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS), has continued to boost job creation.

NB FLAGS-OFF 2017 MALTINA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

(Pix shows from Left to Right: Mr. Wole Oyeniyi, Deputy General Secretary, Nigerian Union of Teachers; Mrs. Yetunde Odejayi, Permanent Sectary, Office of the Deputy Governor and representative of the Deputy Governor, Lagos State;  Mr. Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Mr. Imoh Essien, 2016 winner, Maltina Teacher of the Year and Professor Aloy Ejiogu, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos and guest presenter at the flag-off of the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year)
Nigerian Breweries Plc has flagged-off the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative. In an event attended by key education stakeholders across the country, the Managing Director of the company, Mr Nicolaas Vervelde, represented by the Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr Kufre Ekanem said that applications for the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year opened on Tuesday, May 09, 2017.

Monday, 8 May 2017

I sent my wife on errand so I could commit suicide - Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe



How hard could life be for a pastor, to the extent that he chose to commit suicide and abandon his ministry, his lovely wife and beautiful children! But that is part of the life-story of Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe, a successful pharmacist turned successful pastor.

SHAREHOLDERS APPLAUD NB’S PERFORMANCE, APPROVE DIVIDEND

(From Left to Right: Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde, Managing Director/CEO, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Chief Kola Jamodu (CFR), Chairman, Nigerian Breweries Plc and Mr. UaboiAgbebaku, Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc at the company’s  Annual General Meeting in Lagos)



Last Wednesday, 3rd May 2017, Lagos, Nigeria: Shareholders of Nigerian Breweries Plc lauded its 2016 financial performance and approved the dividend proposed by the Board. The shareholders who spoke at the 71st Annual General Meeting of the company held in Lagos on Wednesday noted that the company’s performance in spite of the very challenging operating environment, stood out as a shining example for other manufacturers to emulate. 

Presidential infirmity: The futility of cameo



By Louis Odion, FNGE


In case they don't yet know, budding spin doctors who conspired behind Aso Rock high walls to package ailing President Buhari to, against all wild expectations and cold permutations, make a dramatic office appearance on Tuesday should by now be patting themselves on the back for a distinction they, in all probability, never anticipated: letting the world of political strategy into a new tactic called "presidential cameo appearance".

MoU Between NCAC, BoI To Create 200,000 Jobs – Lai Mohammed

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba
Olusegun Runsewe, presenting a Memorandum of Understanding between the
Council and the Bank of Industry to the Minister of Information and
Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja on Friday

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and the Bank of Industry (BoI), which makes available 300 million Naira loan for stakeholders in the Creative Industry, will create 200,000 jobs in the Sector.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Fashion is a lifestyle to me, while arts, is a gift from God -SARAH BOULOS

(The lady in the centre of performing arts in Nigeria)


From being a director to being a mother, and then a supporter of charity, it has been a roller coaster of events, adventure and then romance with arts for half French and half Lebanese Sarah Boulos. She is also the Founder of The Society of the Performing Arts of Nigeria, a society known for spectacular world of art events, music, dance, drama and great fun.

Oyegun and the Abuja disease

By Louis Odion, FNGE

Abuja disease is a peculiar affliction in Nigerian politics. It refers to the tendency of an actor with otherwise modest endowment or from humble station to transmute to a monstrous creature once he/she enters the nation's capital and begins to frequent the power circles. 
Intoxicated by a new false sense of identity, such upstart does not consider it abominable to now point at their cradle with the proverbial left hand, mocking old benefactors, before their new friends. 
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