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Bhojsons to partner health care providers on power solutions

Bhojsons PowerHub, the Power Division of Bhojsons Group, and Nigeria’s emerging Power Solutions company- sole distributor for Kirloskar Green and one of the world largest selling brands of Power Generator is set to boost healthcare service delivery in Nigeria by partnering with health care service providers by providing them with innovative and reliable power solutions.

Chain Reactions Nigeria Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading Public Relations and Integrated Communications Consulting firms and Nigerian affiliate to Edelman, the world’s largest Public Relations firm, has named Uche Ugorji as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development.

Ace banker, Tony Elumelu, features on Glo-sponsored African Voices

Ace banker, Anthony Onyeamaechi Elumelu, will this week feature on the 30-minute magazine programme, African Voices, on the Cable News Network (CNN), sponsored by Gobacom. He will let viewers into his inspiring story of how resolute determination catapulted him from a mere salesman to a highly rated banker and renowned entrepreneur.

Right polices, infrastructure ll drive investment in Nigeria- Chukwu

Johnson Chukwu a financial expert of repute Is the initiator/founder of Cowry Asset Management Limited and a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. Chukwu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos and a Masters in Business Administration from the Lagos Business School, Pan African University, Lagos.

“The entrepreneurship journey entails hard work, discipline and sacrifice”.- Tony Elumelu

African investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) has charged entrepreneurs to embrace hard work, discipline and sacrifice on their entrepreneurial journey to success.

He made the call while speaking at the Youth Konnekt Forum in Cape Verde with the theme “African Youth: Foresight and Opportunities”, he shared nuggets from his wealth of experience as an entrepreneur with success stories investing in Africa.

He said: “Entrepreneurship is a long-term journey. There is no quick fix. You will make mistakes. You will have challenges. For you to succeed along this journey, you must be disciplined, make sacrifices and save today to achieve your goals.”

The audience included public sector leaders – the President of Cape Verde, H.E. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca OICVV and Prime Minister, H.E. José Ulisses de Pina Ceorreia e Silva, as well as development partners, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Mr. Elumelu addressed these stakeholders, emphasising the important role of the government in creating an enabling environment for small and medium scale enterprises to thrive while commending the Government of Cape Verde for the strong, deliberate reforms to boost entrepreneurship in Lusophone Africa. He stated that the future of the African continent is in the hands of the African youths and they must be empowered to achieve the ambition of a well-developed continent.

He said: “The Prime Minister spoke to me about the tax incentive they are putting in place. He spoke about out opening up the country for tourism, and air transportation, and the commitment to entrepreneurs, making sure that those interested in agriculture, ICT and other areas are supported to succeed. He spoke to me about creating the opportunity to meet with some of you and see how the Tony Elumelu Foundation can support some of you. This is what we expect from our African leaders: For them to know that the future of Africa is indeed in your hands,” Mr. Elumelu said.

In his keynote speech, the President of Cape Verde, H.E. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca OICVV, expressed gratitude to Tony Elumelu for pioneering the entrepreneurship movement across the African continent. He said: “Thank you to Tony Elumelu for what you are doing for young people in Africa especially young people in Cabo Verde”. The Prime Minister, H.E. José Ulisses de Pina Ceorreia e Silva, also commended Tony Elumelu and his Foundation’s commitment to empowering African entrepreneurs across the continent.

The entrepreneurship movement led by the Tony Elumelu Foundation has caught the attention of the African public sector and has rapidly become a defining blueprint for the accelerated development of the African economy. Its goal is to leverage the youth population to create jobs, revenue and eradicate poverty on the continent. Thus far, TEF has empowered 7,531 entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries (19 of whom are from Cape Verde), with plans to again open its application portal for the 6th cohort of its Entrepreneurship Programme on January 1, 2020.

Organised by the National Youth Ministry and the Government of Cape Verde, Youth Konnekt is one of the many plans the country has rolled out to further cement its plans to boost entrepreneurship across the region.

For a better society

MD NPA challenges women in the maritime industry to mentor young girls to succeed them

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has called on stakeholders in Maritime Sector to include more women in professional services insisting that to do so would erase the ‘unfair’ balance in the sector.

James Hope College acquires American International School Lagos Property

…offers full scholarship to 40% of students

The James Hope College (JHC) has announced the acquisition of the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki Campus facility to establish James Hope College in Lagos. This was disclosed at the signing ceremony at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

UBA promises to put customers’ needs first as it holds 2019 forum in Lagos


The pan African Financial Services Institution, United Bank for Africa(UBA) has again reiterated its commitment to surpass the expectations of its customers through the provision of products and services that meet their needs. The Bank made this promise at a special Customer Forum to mark the 2019 edition of the Customer’s Service Week.

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