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ASR Africa Supports Govt. Healthcare Development With N2.5BN Grant In Edo State

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ASR AFRICA SUPPORTS HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT IN EDO STATE WITH N2.5BN GRANT TO EDO STATE GOVERNMENT

ASR AFRICA SUPPORTS HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT IN EDO STATE WITH N2.5BN GRANT TO EDO STATE GOVERNMENT

Olushola Okunlade Writes

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) – the brainchild of Industrialist, philanthropist, and founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has provided a grant of 2.5billion Naira to the Edo State Government towards the equipping of the New Stella Obasanjo Hospital in Benin City currently being reconfigured, upgraded, and expanded to a 250-bed specialist hospital.

This donation makes Edo State the fourth state after Sokoto, Ogun, and Kwara states to receive a 2.5billion Naira grant from ASR Africa’s 10bn Naira Tertiary Healthcare Systems Support Grants Scheme for 2021 drawn from the Annual ASR Africa $100million Fund for Social Development and Renewal.

Presenting the grants award letter to Governor Godwin Obaseki in Edo State, Ubon Udoh, Managing Director, ASR Africa Initiative said the 2.5billion Naira Healthcare grant to Edo State, was in fulfillment of the pledge made by the founder of ASR Africa, Alh. Abdul Samad Rabiu, in June 2021 when he specifically set aside 10billion Naira for tertiary healthcare interventions in 4 states in Nigeria.

He further added that the 2.5billion grant, which will be put towards equipping the new Stella Obasanjo Hospital, will go a long way in raising the standard of care accessible in the region. He also commended Governor Godwin Obaseki, for his commitment to healthcare development at all levels within the State.

“We are here to present to you a letter of award for N2.5 billion grant for tertiary healthcare support system scheme to support the Stella Obasanjo Hospital.”

ASR AFRICA SUPPORTS HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT IN EDO STATE WITH N2.5BN GRANT TO EDO STATE GOVERNMENT

“We are going to start by putting an initial deposit of N1.25billion in a joint account between ASR Africa and Edo State Government; I want to congratulate you and your team. We want to thank you for the commitment you’ve shown towards bettering the lives of your people and the quality of leadership you’ve shown and which we have seen. I want to assure you that this is the beginning of a partnership between ASR and the Edo State Government,” he said.

Governor Obaseki, whilst thanking the ASR Africa Initiative for the grant, stated that his government decided to improve healthcare delivery in the state by renovating, improving, and upgrading the Stella Obasanjo Hospital to a 250-bed hospital. He also added that new buildings and services are being added to complement and support the existing complex.

According to Governor Obaseki, “We are very concerned about healthcare in Nigeria with the post-COVID-19 economy. We are determined to make Edo a healthcare hub in Nigeria. The healthcare system is really about the people. Infrastructure is important. If you don’t have the people that are properly trained, then the equipment will just be fancy for tourism. Within the Edo axis, we can muster up to five thousand doctors in different specialisations.

“If we have access to people who can provide quality healthcare and have world-class institutions or facilities to provide that training, then we should do it. Having the right governance means an arrangement where people don’t need to travel to get the kind of care they need.

“We are very keen and are anxious to get this started. For us as a state, we just try and execute. Hopefully, next week, we will establish a joint account and the procurement process has to be accelerated; within the next four to six weeks, let the orders be placed.

“I want to thank and appreciate you and the people of Edo will eternally be grateful. We can now proudly say that you have one of your largest investments in Africa in Edo and this is what they are contributing to the lives of our people,” he added.

The brainchild of African Industrialist, Philanthropist, and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) was established in 2021 to provide sustainable, impact-based homegrown solutions to developmental issues affecting Health, Education, and Social Development within Africa.

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Guinness Nigeria Appoints Mark Mugisha Kivuna As Marketing & Innovations Director

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Mark Mugisha Kivuna as Marketing & Innovations Director.

…As Adenike Adebola moves ahead as Africa Innovations Director, Diageo

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mark Mugisha Kivuna as Marketing & Innovations Director.

Until his appointment, Mark Mugisha was Marketing and Innovations Director at Serengeti Breweries Ltd in Tanzania. Also, Adenike Adebola moves ahead as Africa Innovations Director, Diageo.

Mark Mugisha Kivuna as Marketing & Innovations Director.
Mr. Mark Mugisha Kivuna, Guinness Nigeria Marketing & Innovations Director.

Mark Mugisha has joined Guinness Nigeria with immense experience in Marketing and Sales in the FMCG industry, having worked with East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) where he started his Diageo journey in August 2013. Before then, he was with Unilever where he had worked in various capacities. Mark has degrees in International Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services from Makerere University.

Commenting on the appointment, Baker Magunda, Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria, said “I’m delighted to have Mark join the Guinness Nigeria leadership team. His experience and leadership will support Guinness Nigeria’s ambition for long-term growth and competitiveness”.

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Lagos Schools Dominate Western Conference Of MILO Basketball Championship

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…At MILO, we believe that sports provide a platform to teach children grit and help them imbibe values on their journey to success in life

Olushola Okunlade Writes

David Hall College, Obalende, Ikoyi, and Topfield College, Ajugunle, Apapa, both in Lagos have dominated the Western Conference of the 22nd MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship.

Their wins have qualified them to play in the National Finale of the Championship this year.

Hard fighting David Hall College, Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos, defeated the girls from Oshogbo Grammar School, Oshogbo, Osun State, 31 to 15 to emerge Champions in the girl’s category.

In the boy’s category, Topfield College, Ajugunle, Apapa, Lagos won by a single point defeating Victorroti Private Secondary School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, 47 to 46.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Championship, Category Manager for Beverages, Nestlé Nigeria, Mr. Olutayo Olatunji said, “It is a delight to be here and to witness this exceptional display of skills at this Western Conference finals. At MILO, we believe that sports provide a platform to teach children grit and help them imbibe values on their journey to success in life. This is why we have been committed to the MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship in Nigeria for the last 22 editions. This Championship will continue to provide opportunities for developing qualities including leadership skills, ability to work in a team, perseverance, courage, self-belief, and respect in these young ones who participate.”

The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdul-Rasheed said, “I wish to sincerely appreciate and thank Nestlé Nigeria PLC for this giant step the company has taken in organizing a competition of this magnitude nationwide, consistently for over two decades. Nestlé MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship has contributed to national development through healthy competitions among our youths where talents are discovered, trained, and showcased to the world.”

The Western Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship was hosted at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, from May 28th to June 3rd, 2022. The Conference comprises: Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Ekiti and the host state, Oyo. Others are Edo, Delta, Osun and Kogi.

The winners in both the male and female categories of this Western Conference will compete with winners from the previously concluded Savanna Conference, Central Conference and Equatorial Conference, in the National Finals at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos from June 25 to July 01, 2022.

Over the last two decades, the Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship has emphasized the importance of grit to teach school children vital life values such as determination, tenacity, endurance, perseverance, teamwork, and self-confidence.

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GOtv Launch In Lokoja; Everything You Need To Know

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GOtv Launch In Lokoja; Everything You Need To Know

GOtv LAUNCH IN LOKOJA; EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Olushola Okunlade Writes

GOtv Nigeria is renowned for making quality local and international content accessible and affordable to Nigerians.

In furtherance of its objectives to take world-class digital television entertainment to more households in the country, GOtv extended its coverage to Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State on June 1.

Here is everything you need to know about the pay-TV service:

  1. HIGH QUALITY LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SHOWS: GOtv provides an unrivaled blend of local and international entertainment, carefully selected to cater to a variety of different tastes and family viewing needs. GOtv launched in Lokoja with over 80 exciting channels covering news, music, sports, documentaries, series, local and international movies, children’s programs, and much more.
  1. EXCITING LAUNCH OFFER: Excitement and GOtv are inseparable. GOtv treats customers to exciting shows and delights them with irresistible offers. GOtv is extending this to residents of Lokoja, with an exciting launch offer on GOtv decoder, GOtenna, and a one-month GOtv Max subscription, for N6,900 only instead of N9,500!
  1. AFFORDABILITY: GOtv Nigeria services are hinged on making high-value entertainment available and affordable to the majority of Nigerians.  Hence, GOtv offers different packages exclusively designed for the needs of an average Nigerian family. Customers in Lokoja can access their choice programs by subscribing to any of GOtv monthly packages such as GOtv Supa for N5, 500, GOtv Max for N4, 150, and GOtv Jolli for N2, 800, or GOtv Jinja for N1, 900.
  1. WORLD-CLASS FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT: GOtv is the home of entertainment that leaves the family spoiled for choice. A list of exciting channels on GOtv packages includes Africa Magic Urban, Honey, SuperSport, WWE, SuperSport channels, KIX, StarLife, Cartoon Network, ESPN, Zee World, Telemundo, CNN International, Al Jazeera, Discovery Family, B4U Movies, TNT Africa, MTV Base, HIP TV, Africa Magic Hausa, Africa Magic Yoruba, Africa Magic Igbo, M-Net Movies 4, ROK, Discovery ID, Nat Geo Wild, Da Vinci Kids, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, Jim Jam and many more.
  1. SEAMLESS SELF-SERVICE OPTIONS: GOtv is equipped with technology that enables subscribers to seamlessly manage their accounts. Customers can personalize their GOtv experience through self-management of notifications settings, switching of subscription packages, and fixing decoder errors. Subscription renewal and payment history are remotely available on mobile devices. GOtv self-service options available to customers include MyGOtv App, USSD Code *288#, Paga, Quickteller, ATM, Bank Apps, MultiChoice Authorized Dealers/Sabi Men, and Toll-free numbers that cut across the four dominant telco networks in Nigeria. 
  1. PREMIUM-GRADE AUDIO-VISUAL QUALITY: GOtv combines affordability with high standard visual and audio output. GOtv premiered the advanced DVB-T2 digital broadcasting standard to customers across its different packages. Customers are guaranteed quality audio-visual signals across all cities where GOtv operates. 
  1. PAN-NIGERIA COVERAGE: The objective of GOtv Nigeria is to make world-class digital television entertainment accessible to more households in the country. GOtv is the digital terrestrial television (DTT) service with the widest coverage in the country. With the addition of Lokoja, the GOtv service is now available in 46 cities across 25 states in Nigeria.

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