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Barr. Ebele Iyiegbu’s Love for Children Education

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Apart from the popularity of her hubby Obi Iyiegbu known as Obi Cubana on the social scene, the nightlife connoisseur, real estate mogul and consummate businessman, Barr. Ebele Iyiegbu has carved a niche for herself with her love for philanthropy and large heart of generosity. She is so passionate about child education which spurred her into birthing her Kiek foundation; a foundation that caters for the needs of Women and vulnerable children by giving them access to free education among other things a child needs to be armed with.

While growing up, her immediate environment opened her mind to the ills militating against the positive growth of children caused by poverty and the increase in the number of out-of-school children. After analyzing the situation,  she and her team have taken it as a pet project with the launch of the KIEK foundation’s Rural Area Children and Teenagers in Information and Communication Technology (Ract-in-ICT) program, in collaboration with The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

With the current demand for ICT guru’s across the world, she is catching them young by arming them with free tutorial classes where children are taught the rudiments of coding, using ICT for global impact and also persuading them from using it for fraudulent means. The event is currently holding at the Junior Secondary School, Apo resettlement with the theme; ‘Bridging the Gap through Sustainable ICT Skills’, the RACT-in-ICT. The program started on Monday, 9th August 2021 and will end on Saturday, 21st of August 2021. It is expected to have impacted over 100 disadvantaged children and teenagers with relevant ICT skills needed to excel in a competitive world.

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FIRSTBANK COMMEMORATES 2022 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY, DEDICATING THE WEEK TO CELEBRATING THE YOUTH

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its commemoration of the 2022 International Youth Day, globally celebrated today, 12 August 2022 and themed “Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages.” 

 

The International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. The Day also amplifies the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leave no one behind. 

 

Leading up to the day, the Bank dedicated the week of 8 – 12 August with a lineup of activities to reiterate its commitment to Youth Empowerment.

 

As a Bank renowned for its role in developing the economy through sustainable employment and entrepreneurship endeavours, the 2022 edition of the Youth Week will promote economic empowerment and employment, digital technology, and education as its focus during the celebration.

 

The Youth Week comprises various activities, including a Fashion illustration workshop, Design skill training, Gen Z/Millennial Webinar and many more exciting activities. These activities would give participants opportunities to win various exciting gift items.

 

Under the [email protected] program, the Bank will empower the youths through Artistry Workshop Sessions & Arts Classes. Interested in the art of fashion design and illustrations, visit the Bank’s social media handles – Instagram: @firstbanknigeria, Facebook: First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Twitter: @FirstBankngr – for information on how you can be among 10 lucky winners to have the opportunity to learn the business of fashion at Claire Idera fashion studio. 

 

Likewise, the Creative design workshop will enable youths design skill training; design thinking principles and their application in the context of layout, typefaces and colour. Interested youths can also participate on the FirstBank social media handles, where 25 lucky winners will be selected to learn the Art of Design at Geneza School of Designs.

 

Commemorating the Youth Week, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank said: ‘’We remain committed to celebrating the younger demography whose voices, actions, vigour, and tireless participation in the political, economic, and social activities have continued to birth major contributions towards the sustainable development of Africa and the world at large. The planned activities will promote better collaboration and solidarity across generations to foster successful and equitable relationships, and partnerships thereby ensuring “no one is left behind” and empowering everyone to leverage their full potential toward achieving the much-desired Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

This Youth demography has a striking significance for us at FirstBank with the Millennials and Gen Zs constituting almost 60% of our workforce. This shows that youths are an integral part of our organisation and every country where we operate”, he concluded.

 

For more information and participation in the Youth Week, kindly visit the bank’s verified social media platforms; Instagram: @firstbanknigeria, Facebook: First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Twitter: @FirstBankngr

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BUA CHAIRMAN, ABDUL SAMAD RABIU GIFTS FG 10BILLION NAIRA AS SECURITY SUPPORT FUND THROUGH HIS ASR AFRICA AS HE VISITS BUHARI

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Leading Nigerian Businessman, Industrialist and Philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari today in Abuja, to update him and to thank him for creating an enabling environment for business to thrive, and also brief him on the strides BUA Group has made in the past few years.

Thereafter, Rabiu briefed the President on the activities of his foundation, The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) during which he also announced the donation of a N10billion Nigeria Security Support Fund from ASR Africa towards the provision of some security equipment, medical and other supplies, upgrade of health facilities and other infrastructure for families of those on the frontlines.

According to Rabiu, the visit was in order to identify with President Muhammadu Buhari, during whose tenure BUA has built over 10 factories with two of the Group’s subsidiaries now amongst the top 10 largest publicly listed companies in Africa, and to further support the efforts of his administration in business as well as in the security space.

In his response, President Buhari said it was heartwarming to see and hear of Nigerian companies doing so much within Nigeria, and Africa especially in the area of production using locally available raw materials. He also expressed his elation at the achievements of BUA which had led to phenomenal growth within such a short time. “As a Government, we know we have done a lot in this regard, and we will continue to do more to support the aspirations of serious businesses, big and small, by providing an enabling environment as well as supporting value creation within Nigeria..”

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One Year After, Family, Friends Celebrates Late Hosa Okunbo

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Like the popular saying that; sweetness is the memory of the righteous for Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, His memory will forever linger on in the heart of many most especially those he has touched their lives positively. About a year ago when the news of his long-time battle with cancer came, many started praying that a philanthropist of his repute who has many under his scholarship and under his payroll should survive the deadly sickness but as the supreme being will have it; Captain Hosa as he is fondly called succumbed to the dreaded grim reaper and embarked on a sojourn of no return.

 

It was indeed an emotional moment as the country most especially Edo State was thrown into a sober mood. Tears started to flow like a river as loud voices rented the air asking God why such a man with a heart of Gold will have to leave without bidding farewell. In disappointment, all sundry succumbed to the will of the creator as the one who giveth and taketh. The head honcho of Ocean Marine Solutions and Wells and Carlton hotel had joined his ancestors at the very tender age of 63.

 

In celebration of his life and times on earth, His family held a one-year thanksgiving memorial service for him in the United Kingdom headed by his wife Mrs Nosa Idahosa Okunbo and children at the Trinity House in West Hampstead, hosted by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo. The church service reawaken memories of the late billionaire business mogul as it was an intense and emotional atmosphere.  In Nigeria, His daughter, Olori Aiyivieruewinoya ‘Ivie’ Emiko-Atuwatse, Atuwatse III, Queen of Warri Kingdom alongside his other children also had a memorial service for him at Greenhouse Farm, Benin, Edo State. It was a grand celebration where his friends and fellow kinsmen joined to celebrate his one-year memorial service and remembrance.

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