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Global Alliance For Youth Nigeria Set To Train 5,000 Youth In November

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Global Alliance For Youth Nigeria Set To Train 5,000 Youth In November

The Alliance for Youth Nigeria has taken the first step on the journey towards providing 250,000 young Nigerians with the right opportunities

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Over 5,700 youth have registered to participate in the skills training program organized by the Alliance for Youth Nigeria.

5,000 of them will be selected to take part in the training covering soft and digital skills to prepare them for the world of work.

While all participants will get to meet Industry Leaders from member companies, the best
performers will benefit from internship and mentoring opportunities in the six companies who
form part of the Alliance.

Launched in August 2021, the Alliance for Youth Nigeria is a business-driven movement of like-minded organizations passionate about working together to help young people around the country get the necessary skills to thrive in the world of work, today and tomorrow. The Alliance believes that accelerating and increasing investments in youth as well as creating direct opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship will go a long way towards tackling the current social and economic challenges posed by high youth unemployment in the country.

Members of the Alliance for Youth Nigeria include Nestlé Nigeria, Jobberman Nigeria, Sterling
One Foundation, Big Bottling Company, the United Nations Global Compact Network Nigeria, and U-Connect HR Limited. They have positioned themselves to invest in joint and individual projects to give young Nigerians meaningful work experience, internships, readiness-for-work training, and mentoring opportunities in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 – to promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all by 2030.

The skills training program is the first of various initiatives planned to attain the Alliance for Youth Nigeria’s target of reaching more than 250,000 young Nigerians with employability and
entrepreneurial skills to enable them to secure gainful employment or set up businesses of their own within the next 3 years.

Global Alliance For Youth Nigeria Set To Train 5,000 Youth In November

Participants will be upskilled in Personal Effectiveness and Time Management, Effective
Communication, Business Etiquette, Employability Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking, Idea Generation, Problem Solving, and Creativity among others.
With the kick-off of this first initiative, the Alliance for Youth Nigeria has taken the first step on the journey towards providing 250,000 young Nigerians with the right opportunities and skills to attain their highest potential as productive and contributive members of society.
Together, members of the Alliance pledge to continue to drive concrete actions to provide
solutions for measurable change in the future of the Nigerian Youth.

To sign up for The Alliance for Youth – Nigeria as an organization OR for additional information or interview requests, send an email to Corporate.Communications@NG.nestle.com

Meet Organisations that formed ‘The Alliance for Youth’ and what they do:

Nestlé Nigeria is one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 59 years,
the company has been delighting consumers around Nigeria by consistently delivering high-quality nutritious food. With a staff strength of over 2,200 direct employees, 3 manufacturing sites, 7 branch offices, and a head office located in Lagos, the company produces and markets several iconic brands including NESTLÉ PURELIFE, GOLDEN MORN, MILO, MAGGI and NESCAFÉ. Nestlé’s purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come.

The Big Bottling Company Limited, makers of Big Cola and other carbonated soft drink flavors is an indigenous glocal company set up to manufacture premium quality soft drinks that are excellent in taste and very big on value. BBC started operations in 2015 and has continued to grow in leaps and bounds annually.
BBC’s partnership with Laliga attests to the brand’s deliberate commitments not only to
scintillating the teeming consumer’s taste buds but also associating with the most loved game in the country at the international stage.
Innovation-driven by deep-rooted consumer insights is the foundation upon which BBC’s
operations are hinged and this is the reason for which BBC brands have remained top of mind as Nigeria’s favorite soft drinks. For more information, visit www.bigbottlingcompany.com.

Jobberman Nigeria was founded in 2009, Jobberman is an online platform that provides training and placement for jobseekers, as well as the best selection of candidates for companies hiring. It is the single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa and has the vision to become the leading source of talent in every market it operates in by simplifying job searching and talent acquisition; matching the right set of skills with employer’s needs. For more information about the online placement platform visit www.jobberman.com.

Sterling One Foundation is driven by the unique challenges facing Africa and the need for progressive change. They are committed to being the benchmark of positive social impact in Nigeria by creating sustainable solutions for youth empowerment and job creation via impactful sectors which are Education, Food security, Renewable energy, Gender Equality, and Health. For more information, follow @sterlingonefoundation on Instagram and Linkedin.

United Nations Global Compact Network Nigeria, a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the mandate of the UN Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 10,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 60 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.
The United Nations Global Compact Network Nigeria is a business-led sustainability initiative of the UN Global Compact, it was launched in Nigeria in 2007 during the Nigerian Economic Summit. The UN Global Compact Network Nigeria as a Local Network strives to mobilize a local movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders with the aim of improving the lives of future generations.
Guided by The Ten Principles and the 17 SDGs, we support companies and stakeholders in
understanding what responsible business means within a global and local context and provide
guidance to translate sustainability commitments into action. Global Compact Network Nigeria stimulates and facilitates the creation of local connections and serves as a catalyst to companies and stakeholders to achieve Agenda 2030.
For more information, follow @globalcompactnigeria on Instagram, UN Global Compact Network Nigeria in Linkedin or visit our website at www.unglobalcompactng.org

U-Connect HR Limited, known as U-Connect is a Fully Owned Nigerian Company Incorporated in 2004, with Headquarters in Lagos and Regional Offices in Abuja and Port Harcourt.
They provide strategic HR solutions to their valued clientele. Their Services Include, HR Consulting, Personnel Outsourcing, Head Hunting, Training (e-learning), Pre-Assessment Testing, and Verification Services. U-Connect Launched First of its kind HR Online Recruitment Platform on 29 June 2016 –Gr8jobsng which provides a huge database of candidates nationwide. Recruited/Outsourced/Trained over 9,500 employees for various clients in different industries with 65% of their workforce in the Banking Industry.
They are an award winner from the AllWorld Network and Harvard Business School. One of
Nigeria’s 50 fastest-growing firms. As a Business, they draw competitive strength from an active international partnership with organizations such as George Town University, Mcdonough school of business, Washington DC, E-skills Test and Assessment (USA), Procall Solutions (SA), Zobble (India), and Synergy International, UK.

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Pepsi Naija Spices Up AMVCA Runway Show with Confam Fashion

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Pepsi Naija Spices Up AMVCA Runway Show with Confam Fashion

Olushola Okunlade Writes

As part of its contribution to driving pop culture in Nigeria, Pepsi Naija in partnership with Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) showcased a Pepsi-inspired collection at the first-ever AMVCA Runway show.

Ten super talented young fashion designers who participated in the show designed a Pepsi-inspired collection. Their designs incorporated the brand colors, logo, and other elements that represent the brand – authenticity, passion, and youth.

The keenly contested show saw Sophie Nwabunike and Obinna Omeruo emerge, as winners, each taking home, a N1 million cash prize to the delight of fashion designers, influencers, content creators in attendance, and Nigeria’s ace designer, Mai Atafo, who was the host of the event.

In addition to the spectacular display of fashion, Pepsi Naija in its usual style brought Confam Gbedu to the event with a thrilling performance by R&B group, Styl Plus. They got the crowd singing along to their classic hits.

Some of the attendees at the event were BBNaija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu; Nigerian Fashion guru, Denola Grey; popular model and TV presenter, Idia Aisien and on-air personality, Stephanie, Noble Igwe, Enioluwa Adeoluwa, Lanre Da-Silva Ajayi, and Adebayo Oke-Lawal.

Pepsi Naija sponsored AMVCA Runway Show to celebrate and promote ingenuity among African fashion creatives. Pepsi Naija is renowned for its age-long affiliation with Nigerian music and growing pop culture. Going by the colorful delivery of the Runway Show, the initiative is undoubtedly one that will further endear the brand to entertain audiences across the country. 

The AMVCA Runway Show is part of activities leading up to the 8th AMVCA Night scheduled for Saturday, May 14. You can tune in live on Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv, from 400 pm WAT.

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Glo Creates Excitement With NIN TV Adverts, Bonus Offer

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…“At Glo, it is all about empowerment and value addition,”

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Globacom, the telecommunications powerhouse, has brought renewed excitement to television screens and online platforms with its recently unveiled suite of adverts.

The adverts provide information on how subscribers can link their National Identity Number (NIN) to their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) on the Glo network.

Commenting on the launch of the adverts, the company noted that the Glo NIN Offer is a one-time bonus offer applies only to customers who were barred from making outgoing calls on the Glo network as directed by regulatory authorities due to NIN non-compliance.

Once subscribers link their NIN to their SIMS, they will get a N20,000 bonus which can be used to call, browse and text on the network.

At Glo, it is all about empowerment and value addition,” the statement continued. ”This is our welcome package to subscribers we have missed on the network.”

The adverts see a return to form for the telecommunications company with celebrity and influencer-led commercials that are heavy on humor.

Glo Creates Excitement With NIN TV Adverts, Bonus Offer

Riding on a mix of the old and modern, the adverts mine the town crier trope to great effect while the use of celebrities helps to heighten viewer engagement.

The adverts that are enjoying airplay on television and online platforms feature actors and actresses like Tina Mba, Patience “Mama Gee” Ozokwor, Victor Osuagwu, Mercy Johnson, Osas Ighodaro, Damilola Adegbite, Odunlade Adekola, Timini Egbuson, Yvonne Jegede and Jide Awogbona amongst others. Comedians Gordon, Funky Mallam, Dan D Humorous, and MC Forever are featured alongside skit maker, Broda Shaggi. At the same time, musical artists Simi, Teni, and Dija are also part of the cast of the funny, riveting, and highly informative adverts.

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Adamawa, Jigawa Shine In The Savanna Conference Of The 22nd Milo

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Adamawa and Jigawa Shine in the Savanna Conference of the 22nd Milo Basketball Championship

Adamawa and Jigawa Shine in the Savanna Conference of the 22nd Milo Basketball Championship

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Two outstanding teams – Government Secondary School, Numan, Adamawa State, and Dutse Model International Secondary School, Jigawa State have emerged champions in the boys and girls categories respectively at the Savanna Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship.

The girls from Government Secondary School, Numan, Adamawa State, outclassed their Government Girls Secondary School, Bukavu, Kano State counterparts 20 to 8 to emerge champions in the girl’s category while the boys from Dutse Model International Secondary School, Jigawa State won by 51 to 23 against the boys from Nigeria Tulip International College, Yobe, Yobe State in the boy’s category.

Adamawa and Jigawa Shine in the Savanna Conference of the 22nd Milo Basketball Championship
Funmilola Oyewole, Category Development Manager, Nestlé Nigeria PLC addressing participants of the Savanna Conference of the 22nd Milo Basketball Championship at the Sanni Abacha Stadium, Kano.

Arinze Nancy Nicholas, coach of Dutse Model International Secondary School, Jigawa State sharing her excitement on behalf of her team for emerging winners of the competition, said “I have had the dream of winning this trophy since 2016, and today, I am happy that this dream has come to pass. I am also happy that we have qualified for the finale in Lagos. We are optimistic that we can also come to Lagos to win in the national finals.”

Category Manager for Beverages, Nestlè Nigeria, Mr. Olutayo Olatunji, reiterated Nestle’s commitment to developing talents, enforcing a healthier lifestyle, and instilling values and lessons for success through sports. He said, “MILO, firmly believes that through participation in sports, children learn life values that help them on their journey to success.

“We are therefore happy to continue to provide this opportunity of the MILO Secondary School Basketball Championship where these young ones can continue to find the opportunities for developing qualities including leadership skills, ability to work in a team, perseverance, courage, self-belief, and respect through their participation. In a nutshell, ‘the GRIT you learn in sport, you keep for life’. We are grateful to all who supported us to make another successful championship.

The Savanna Conference was hosted at the Sanni Abacha Stadium, Kano from the 8th to 12th of May 2022. The States that make up this Conference are Yobe, Borno, Taraba, Zamfara, and host Kano. Others are Gombe, Katsina, Bauchi and Jigawa.

The Champions in both the male and female categories of this Conference will compete with winners from the other three Conferences (Central- Ilorin: 14th – 20th May, Equatorial – Enugu: 21st – 27th May, Western Ibadan: 28th May – 3rd June) in the national final at the indoor sports hall of the national stadium in Surulere, Lagos from May 26 to June 30, 2022.

Adamawa and Jigawa Shine in the Savanna Conference of the 22nd Milo Basketball Championship
Wassim El-Husseini, MD/CEO Nestlé Nigeria PLC.

For over 2 decades, MILO has emphasized the importance of grit to teach schoolchildren vital life values such as determination, tenacity, endurance, perseverance, teamwork, and self-confidence. These values help them on their journey to succeed in life.

Nestlè will continue to spearhead grassroots sports development in Nigeria through its purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come. The next conference of the Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship – Central Conference – will take place in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital from 14th – 20th May 2022.

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