FG Abolishes HND/University Dichotomy In NSCDC, NPS, FFS And FFS

The federal government has abolished the dichotomy between higher national diploma (HND) and university degree holders in the services under the ministry of interior. The agencies involved include the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) and Federal Fire Service (FFS). A statement signed by Al-Hassan Yakmut, the secretary of the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), said Abdulrahman Dambazau, the chairman of services and minister of interior, and gave the approval at the board’s meeting held between May 9 and May 10, in Abuja.…

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Lantern Book Clocks 50years of Growing Education, Launches A Reader’s Competition …Physical Book Would Never Die… Otunba Lawal-Solarin By: Ngozi Aghabie

Literamed Publications, publishers of Lantern Books, clocked 50 with its Chairman, Otunba Lawal-Solarin, saying the physical book would never die. The Chairman, said this at a World press conference at Ikeja, Lagos that despite advances in technology resulting in the rise of electronic and audio books, people would always reference hard copies. To mark the 50th anniversary, the organization is set to commemorate by launching a reader’s competition where children are to read thereby giving a scholarship to any who reads up to 12 books under its stables within a…

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UBA Academy Gets CIBN Accreditation for Excellence in Training, Capacity Building

In recognition of its high standard, quality of human resources development, training and capacity building, The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has certified and awarded UBA Academy the certificate of accreditation in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Competency Framework for the banking industry . UBA Academy, the dedicated learning and development centre of the Pan African financial institution,  United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, was accorded the new recognition of excellence at a ceremony presided over by the President/Chairman of Council of the institute, Dr. Uche…

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Thousands of UBA Staff Across Africa Give Back to their Communities…

  GMD/CEO, UBA Plc. Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, flanked by senior executives of the bank and some students of secondary school students at the event.   UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, on Friday, November 23, 2018 launched its Each One, Teach One initiative, hosting a huge impact day in Nigeria and across all its subsidiaries in Africa.  The UBA Community Service presents an opportunity for UBA staff members to give a little of their time and skills to their communities. All…

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Tony Elumelu Foundation, GIZ partner to Empower Young Entrepreneurs across East and West Africa

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading entrepreneurship philanthropy, is partnering with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German Government’s Agency for International Cooperation. GIZ will support the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme to empower 210 young African entrepreneurs, focusing specifically on female entrepreneurs and tech-enabled businesses. The Entrepreneurship Programme of TEF was launched in 2015, having supported more than 4,000 entrepreneurs with seed capital pan-African wide. The announcement is coming ahead of the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs – The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum – which…

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Entrepreneurship Key to Unlocking Economic Development on Our Continent,” —Tony Elumelu at The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

5,000 African entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem convened in Lagos for the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum. The event which is the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs in the world is a unique opportunity to bring together young business talents, creating dynamic networks and transmitting the message to policymakers that a vibrant and responsible private sector will deliver economic transformation.  Now in its fourth year, the Forum marked the graduation of the 2018 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, following a rigorous…

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12 Finalists Selected in UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2018 amidst Increase in Entries

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has announced the twelve finalists for the 2018 edition of its annual National Essay Competition. The 12 finalists will sit for the second round of the competition, where three winners will emerge after undergoing supervised essay writing on a different topic from the original entry, on Saturday November 25, 2018 at the Bank’s headquarters in Lagos The 12 finalists were selected after a very tedious grading process undertaken by a distinguished panel of judges made…

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