Coca- Cola, Karis Partners To Empowers Over 600 Women in Vocational Skills

Coca- Cola, Karis Partners To Empowers Over 600 Women in Vocational Skills

The Coca-Cola Foundation in partnership with the Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation has graduated a total of 612 women who participated in its free vocational skills acquisition training program called “Catalyst for Change”. This has brought immeasurable joy to the women of Sangotedo who were held on Friday, October 2, 2020. The aim of the one-month intensive training program is to aid economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The graduation ceremony which took place at the Sangotedo Primary School witnessed the presence of prominent members of…

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UBA Launches New Online Entertainment Platform, ‘RED Radio’

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…Opening with Exclusive Wizkid Interview. Pan- African financial institution, United Bank for Africa, (UBA Plc), continues to lead in innovation with the launch of its dynamic and creative Online Radio channel – RED Radio. RED Radio, powered by UBA is a lifestyle web platform that has been set up to inform, educate, entertain, and to bring to the fore, the best of Africa. Much like its sister platform, REDTV, RED Radio is expected to showcase the best in lifestyle, entertainment, music, news, comedy, and fashion. Speaking on the launch of…

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Multichoice Says It Cost N3.5b To Produce Big Brother Naija Season 5

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Multichoice says its goal is to continuously unearth Nigerian talent. South African Pay-TV company, Multichoice (which runs DSTV), says producing Season 5 of the Big Brother Naija reality show has cost the company N3.5 billion ($10 million). Known as the Lockdown edition, Big Brother Naija premiered on Sunday, July 19, 2020, with 20 housemates. Season 5 of the reality show has been a hit like others before it, attracting millions of viewers on the continent and across the world. The show has also dominated social media trends and chatter since the…

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COVID-19: How Social Distancing Guidelines Increase Online Shopping

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By Emmanuel Nwachukwu An event that has dictated the pace of the world for over five months will definitely leave its mark on time. It is an open secret that the post-COVID-19 world will not be the usual terrain. As social and economic activities gradually resume, and the world gradually heals from the torment inflicted by the virus, integral aspects of human activity that will be redefined are business, commerce, and customer behavior. These aspects will be greatly impacted by new trends. Lockdown and restrictions during the pandemic brought new…

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NEC 10th Edition: UBA Foundation Calls For Entries, Introduces Digital Submission Portal for Students

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…Increases prize money by over 33%  UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has today commenced the 2020 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries. Now in its tenth year, the National Essay Competition (NEC) is part of the UBA Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa. 

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Firstbank’s Chairman Stars In Citation– A Movie That Gives Voice To Victims Of Sexual Harrasment

Mrs. Ibukun Awosika

Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has made her debut in a movie produced by award-winning, and proudly Nigerian movie producer, Kunle Afolayan. The movie, Citation, is created to correct one of the greatest ills – rape and sexual molestation – which affects the educational system and indeed societies around the world.  Mrs. Awosika plays the role of the dean of a university faculty, overseeing the senate hearing panel of a female postgraduate student (Moremi), played by Temi Otedola, who has been a victim of sexual harassment. The movie…

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Four Banks Explains Delay In Releasing H1 2020 Audited Financial Statements

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Four Banks: Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) Plc and Zenith Bank Plc have explained the reasons for the delay in making their half-year 2020 audited financial statements available to the public. The four banks made the explanations in separate letters signed by their respective company secretaries and published by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) today explains the cause of the delay to either be their auditors finalizing the statement or the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) approvals. Stanbic IBTC in its letter…

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Coca Cola Champions Partnerships Towards Plastic Waste Reduction, Creates Green Recycling Hubs Across Abuja & Lagos

Coca- Cola, Karis Partners To Empowers Over 600 Women in Vocational Skills

Coca-Cola, through its philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) has recently provided a grant to the Initiative For The Advancement of Waste Management in Africa (W.A.S.T.E AFRICA), a non-governmental organization, to promote waste as valuable currency for social good and economic inclusion through the establishment of green recycling hubs across Abuja. The NGO whose mission is to increase awareness of WASTE challenges and solutions specially targeted at women and at-risk youths in Abuja. The funding received will be used to build seven solar-powered recycling hubs in satellite towns such as…

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Court Bars Shoprite From Transferring Assets Over $10m Judgment Debt

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The Federal High Court in Lagos has made an order of Mareva injunction stopping Shoprite Checkers (PTY) Limited from disposing of or transferring its assets out of jurisdiction over a $10m judgment debt. Shoprite had recently announced its plan to exit Nigeria. The Mareva injunction made by Justice Mohammed Liman was in favor of a Nigerian firm, A.I.C. Limited, which is 2018, secured a $10m judgment against Shoprite in a breach of contract lawsuit.

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Reps Summon MultiChoice Over DSTV Tariff Hike

Nigeria@60: DStv Nigeria Unveils New TVC To Mark Independence

The House of Representatives has, again, summoned the management of DSTV over the increment of the cable television’s subscription tariffs on June 1. The House Ad Hoc Committee Investigating the Non-Implementation of ‘Pay As You Go’ Tariff by Satellite Broadcast Service Providers issued the summons, asking DSTV, owned by South Africa-based MultiChoice, to appear before it next Tuesday. At its investigative hearing in Abuja, the committee gave StarTimes two weeks to review its subscription fees to reflect the current new 7.5 percent Value Added Tax. StarTimes, which is domiciled with…

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