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Access Bank Launches Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2019

As part of efforts to provide financial and business skills to female entrepreneurs, Access Bank Plc has announced the launch of its Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2019. The Coordinator, W Initiative in Access Bank, Ayona Aguele-Trimnell, said on Wednesday in Lagos that the Pitch-A-Ton was an expansion of the Womenpreneur Business Workshop. Aguele-Trimnell said that the capacity building initiative would provide financial grants as well as mini-MBA, in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC, a member of the World Bank Group) for 50 winners. She said that the initiative would provide…

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Ogun Begins Inoculation, Screening For Intending Muslim Pilgrims

Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, has commenced inoculation and medical screening for the 2019 hajj, at the Board’s headquarter, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Speaking at the flag off of the exercise, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Abdulhakeem Tunji Kalejaiye, said it was designed to ascertain the health status of participants and ensure their fitness for the upcoming hajj, saying it was also needed to ensure the safety of Pilgrims and arrest in due time, any ailment discovered in their health.           “The inoculation and medical screening is originally meant to…

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Dangote Cement Attracts $700m Forex, Pays N16 Per 50k Share

Shareholders of Dangote Cement were all in high spirits and full of praise to the Board and management of the company, after the sum of N16 was approved as a dividend on each 50k share held during the 10th annual AGM, held in Lagos. Shareholders through their respective association heads lauded the decision to increase dividend payout by 52.4 per cent from the N10. 50 per share that was paid in the corresponding period of 2017. Speaking at the AGM on Monday, Chairman of Dangote Cement, Aliko Dangote described the shareholders…

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Sanwo-Olu: Lagos‘ll Partner FG, Judiciary To Decongest Prisons

…..Swears In Hon. Justice Alogba As Acting Chief Judge Of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said that the Executive will work with the judiciary and the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to prison congestion, adding that the issue has become a major challenge to the State’s justice system. Speaking on Thursday after swearing in the new acting Chief Judge of Lagos State, Honourable Justice Kazeem Alogba, Governor Sanwo-Olu said:”the current situation where over 70 percent of inmates in our prisons constitute awaiting trials is…

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Shell Seeks Stakeholders’ Support To Curb Oil Pipeline Vandalism

…loses 11,000 bopd in 2018 to crude theft Shell Nigeria has called for stakeholders’ concerted efforts to curb the incessant vandalism of crude oil-bearing pipelines, highlighting the danger of continuous sabotage to people and environment. The General Manager, External Relations of The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Mr. Igo Weli, said such efforts to curb pipeline sabotage will save lives, secure communities and protect the environment. Weli spoke in Lagos on Thursday at a Media Workshop on Pipelines Right of Way Encroachment and Vandalism. “Shell is concerned the repeated sabotage…

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Tinubu: Why June 12 Carries Weight Of Significance

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday appraised Nigeria’s democratic evolution, saying as important as it is, May 29 does not carry the weight of significance that June 12 carries in the country’s democratic sojourn. He said what the country had been commemorating on May 29th of every year since the democratic restoration of 1999 has been the day of the handover of power from the military regime to the elected civilian administration. As important as it certainly is, “May 29 does not carry the weight of…

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Sanwo-Olu Appoints Justice Alogba, Ag Chief Judge Of Lagos

In accordance with Section 271 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended), His Excellency Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State has appointed Honourable Justice Kazeem O. Alogba as the 17th Chief Judge of Lagos State with effect from Tuesday 11th June 2019, in acting capacity, pending the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and subsequent confirmation of the State House of Assembly. The appointment of the new Acting Chief Judge is consequent upon the need to prevent a vacuum…

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Police Say Rescued Woman Has Mental Illness, Not Kidnapped As Mob Claimed

…….Warn Public Against Jungle Justice The Lagos State Police Command has warned members of the public against executing jungle justice or extra-judicial punishment when suspected criminals are caught. The Lagos State Police Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, gave the warning in a statement on Sunday following the wrongful accusation of two men as kidnappers. The victim, one Justina Emmanuel, who has mental health challenge, had shouted for help and a mob descended on her husband, Joseph Agugom, and his brother, Paul Agugom, who were taking her to the hospital, the…

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Dakuku Restates Nigeria’s Commitment To War Against Maritime Crime In Africa

……..Says Tackling Gulf Of Guinea Crisis Is Our Call The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has declared Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to its leadership role in the war on piracy and maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea region, an area widely considered the global challenging maritime crime base in Africa. Dakuku made the declaration in a keynote address he delivered at a symposium on Security in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London….

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