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Nollywood Actor & Producer Saidi Balogun inaugurated as YabaTech Governing Council member

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In a significant development for the Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), Lagos, veteran Nollywood actor, Saidi Balogun has been inaugurated as a member of its Governing Council. This appointment marks a new chapter in Balogun’s illustrious career, bringing his wealth of experience and commitment to the institution.

Saidi Balogun, a prominent figure in Nigeria’s entertainment industry, has carved out a distinguished career spanning decades in Nollywood. Known for his versatility and deep portrayal of roles, Balogun has starred in numerous movies and earned acclaim both locally and internationally.

Beyond his acting prowess, Balogun has been actively involved in various facets of Nigerian society. His commitment to social causes and advocacy for the arts has garnered him respect and admiration from colleagues and fans alike. His journey through the entertainment industry has been marked by resilience and a dedication to improving the cultural landscape of Nigeria.

His involvement in politics aligns closely with his dedication to public service. He has been an ardent supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. His advocacy within the political sphere underscores his belief in driving positive change and development across Nigeria.

Balogun’s appointment to the Yabatech Governing Council reflects not only his professional achievements but also his commitment to contributing to educational advancement. As a member of the council, he aims to leverage his experience and network to support the institution’s growth and enhance its academic excellence.

The decision to appoint Saidi Balogun to the Governing Council of Yabatech is rooted in his proven track record of leadership and advocacy. His role as a cultural ambassador and his contributions to the entertainment industry highlight his ability to bring diverse perspectives to institutional governance. Balogun’s appointment is expected to further strengthen Yabatech’s position as a leading academic institution in Nigeria.

The Yaba College of Technology Governing Council welcomes Saidi Balogun with optimism, recognizing his potential to contribute significantly to the college’s strategic vision and educational objectives.

As he assumes this new responsibility, Balogun is poised to make a lasting impact, bridging the worlds of entertainment, politics, and education for the betterment of Nigerian society.

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Wema Bank Commemorates International Day of Cooperatives in Collaboration with Lagos State Government

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Reiterates Commitment to Empowering Cooperative Societies for Optimal Productivity through CoopHub.

Wema Bank, Nigeria’s foremost innovative bank and pioneer of Africa’s first fully digital bank ALAT, has reiterated its commitment to empowering cooperative societies for optimal productivity through its digital solution for cooperatives, CoopHub, at the Lagos State Government Ministry of Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade and Investment International Day of Cooperatives 2024 Event held on Saturday, 6th July 2024.

International Day of Cooperatives is a global celebration commemorated annually on the first Saturday of July, to recognise the significant impact of cooperative societies in promoting sustainable economic growth and their role in building a more sustainable future. Themed “Cooperatives: Building a Better Future For All”, the 2024 International Day of Cooperatives commemorated by the Lagos State Government in collaboration with Wema Bank, convened key players in the cooperative ecosystem towards proffering solutions to prevalent challenges faced by cooperatives in Nigeria and creating a more sustainable future for all, through the cooperative industry. CoopHub, Wema Bank’s digital solution for cooperative societies stood out as a key solution to not only overcoming the challenges impeding the growth of cooperative societies but also boosting economic growth and creating a better future for all.

CoopHub is a digital solution launched by Wema Bank to empower cooperative societies with the resources, opportunities and support they need to operate seamlessly, achieve maximum productivity and meet the needs of members in the most efficient way. Simultaneously eradicating the struggles of manual recordkeeping, poor access to loans, inefficient communication and planning, tedious processes and insecurity of funds and data, CoopHub refines the cooperative experience by facilitating secure financial transactions, 100% transparency within cooperative societies, easily accessible and trackable records for both members and leaders, efficient member management for leaders and real-time reporting for informed decision making, all from the comfort of their phones and gadgets, ensuring that cooperative societies can achieve their goals easily and remain productive. This revolutionary solution has proven itself a gamechanger for the Nigerian Cooperative Industry and potentially, will serve as the launchpad of the industry on the global scale.

Recapitulating the role of cooperative societies as an essential avenue for economic growth, Wema Bank’s Divisional Head of Retail and SME, Ayodele Olojede, emphasised the need for intentional, impactful and sustainable efforts towards the advancement of the Nigerian Cooperative Industry. “Cooperative Societies represent a very significant platform for socio-economic development and for us at Wema Bank, we stand proudly as the cooperative-centric bank that is committed to providing the resources and tailored solutions that these cooperatives need to thrive and remain successful. CoopHub is the perfect embodiment of this commitment, and we are thrilled that more cooperatives are discovering this solution and coming on board to optimise their operations and maximise the opportunities provided for their growth. The achievement of a sustainable and ideal future for cooperative societies not only requires that we adapt to the increasingly digital world we exist in, but also drive more inclusivity for the youth to also key in. CoopHub succinctly unites both pillars in one and as the digital solution pioneered by Nigeria’s most resilient and innovative bank, you can trust that the future we are enabling for cooperative societies is one that is built to last”.

“As the Bank that is committed to creating and promoting viable opportunities for women, in celebration of International Day of Cooperatives, we are supporting every woman present here at the Lagos State Government Ministry of Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade and Investment International Day of Cooperatives 2024 Event, with a free healthcare plan through our women-focused proposition, SARA by Wema. We remain unwavering in our lifelong mission of empowering lives through innovation and are committed to proliferating our positive impact across every key vertical that is instrumental to the success of the people and the growth of the Nigerian economy. We take this unique celebration as an opportunity to further reiterate our commitment to empowering cooperative societies for optimal productivity through CoopHub. She concluded.

Since its launch in May 2024, CoopHub, the first of its kind in the Nigerian financial services industry, has onboarded over 1,000 cooperative societies, helping them optimise their operations and secure the resources and support they need to thrive with maximum efficiency. With its unique, simplified and tailored configuration, CoopHub stands as the future of Nigerian cooperative societies.

Cooperative Societies that are interested in getting started on CoopHub, are encouraged to visit https://coophub.alat.ng and get onboarded in minutes.

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Education commissioners meet to address sexual harassment issue in tertiary institutions

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 Commissioners for Education in the country will engage with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related offenses Commission (ICPC) in Abuja to strategize on best way to address the pervasive issue of sexual harassment.

The meeting which is expected to
focus on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions is convened by the ICPC and Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

Ms Omowumi Ogunrotimi,
Executive Director, Gender Mobile Initiative, said the engagement would focus more on prevention frameworks rather than punitive measures.

“Development partners, education regulators, student groups and civil society organisations will engage and commit to the state-level adoption and implementation of sexual harassment prevention frameworks,” she said.

According to Ogunrotimi, the engagement scheduled to hold on July 9 will address the grave concern that undermines the safety, dignity and academic integrity of both victims and institutions.

“It is imperative that we create a learning environment where all students and educators can pursue their goals free from fear and intimidation.

“To achieve this, it is essential to implement comprehensive policies and effective prevention strategies.

“To this end a stakeholders engagement will be convoked on July 9 in Abuja, to address the pervasive issue of sexual harassment on campuses, with a comprehensive focus on prevention frameworks,” Ogunrotimi said.

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CONTAINERIZED TRUCK ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF FEMALE BIKER IN LAGOS

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Early this morning, operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and other emergency responders recovered the body of a female biker trapped under a loaded containerized truck in Lagos. The Special Adviser to the Governor, Hon. Sola Giwa, confirmed that the incident occurred at approximately 6:15 am at Sifax inward Iganmu Bridge, Lagos.

 

Accident Truck

Hon. Giwa stated that the driver of a loaded containerized truck lost control while in motion and the truck fell on a female biker while descending Iganmu Bridge.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the truck driver, who was speeding, lost control and caused the truck to fall on the female biker.

The driver fled the scene upon realizing the severity of the accident.

“Immediately after the incident, LASTMA personnel called in other emergency responders, including the Lasema Response Unit (LRU), for a rescue operation,” Giwa said.

He added that the deceased’s body was taken away by personnel from the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), and the containerized truck was evacuated to clear the way for free vehicular movement on Iganmu Bridge.

Police officers from Ijora Badia provided security during the rescue operation.

 

Spoilt Bike as a result of Accident

While expressing his condolences to the family of the deceased, Hon. Giwa warned truck drivers to adhere to speed limits both within and outside the state.

He also advised motorcycle operators, both commercial and private to obey traffic rules and regulations as stipulated in the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018.

 

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