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Nestlé Nigeria To Empower Over 10,000 Youth Through Mentoring

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Nestlé Nigeria To Empower Over 10,000 Youth Through Mentoring

“Nestlé cares, provides employees the opportunity to make an impact in local communities” – Uwadoka

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Nestlé Nigeria has launched a mentoring program for secondary schools powered by Nestlé
Cares, the company’s global employee volunteering program.

The mentoring program aims to reach over 10,000 JSS2, SS1, and SS2 students in public
secondary schools across the country with training on life values and life skills are delivered in
collaboration with REVAMP Africa, a youth-focused non-profit organization with the vision to
revive educational values and maximize potential among young people, especially in public
secondary schools.

Starting with over 1,000 students of the Ilupeju Secondary School, in Lagos, in July 2021, Nestlé Cares volunteers have extended the program to the Company’s host communities in
Sagamu and Abaji, reaching over 2,000 students at the Owode High School, Obafemi Owode in
Ogun State and at the Government Secondary School, Abaji over a 4-week period.

According to Victoria Uwadoka, Nestlé’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, “Nestlé Cares, provides employees the opportunity to make an impact in local communities. It is a proven fact that good habits formed at a young age set the tone for a productive, successful future.

Through the Mentorship Program developed in collaboration with REVAMP Africa, we are happy to make a difference by helping young Nigerians in secondary schools to imbibe the
values that would equip them as a future generation of transformational leaders.”
“We are delighted to see how passionate our employees are to engage with the young people,
teaching them the benefits of having the right values. We also teach the youth how to handle
peer pressure, interpersonal relationships, time management, and goal setting. In addition, we
teach them the benefits of healthy nutrition which is key to a healthy life.

Speaking on the collaboration with Nestlé, the Founder, REVAMP Africa, Kelechi Anyalechi said, “We are a youth-focused non-profit organization with the vision to revive educational values and maximize potential among young people, especially in public secondary schools. We are raising leaders, who will transform their communities, country, Africa, and the world. We are always so inspired to see the turn-out of Nestlé employees which demonstrates their strong commitment to making a difference in society. In addition to Lagos, Sagamu, and Abaji, we will be extending the mentoring program to public secondary schools in Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Jos, Kaduna, Agbara, and Abuja reaching over 10,000 students in the coming months.”

Recounting her experience during the four weeks of the mentoring program, Akinwale Temitope, a student of SS1 C in Ilupeju secondary school said, “I learned a lot about values. The value that stood out most for me was humility, the quality of modesty. I also learned about setting goals, time management, and self-reliance. Thank you, Nestlé Cares and Revamp Africa, for the opportunity to learn.”

Commenting on the program, the principal of Ilupeju Secondary School Mr. Adeoye B.
Adebowale said “I want to thank Nestlé for coming to mentor our students, and for helping us and the government add value to the younger generation. Our mission is to be the foremost school where academics with high moral values are achieved. This mentoring program reiterates what we do and what we believe in.”

Victoria Uwadoka reaffirmed that Nestlé Cares Employee Volunteer Program will continue to provide opportunities for Nestlé employees to give back to society by offering their time, talent, and resources while impacting individuals and families, communities, and the environment.

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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

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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Boxers Battle For N1m As GOtv Boxing Night 25 Held On Saturday

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Boxers Battle for N1m as GOtv Boxing Night 25 Held On Saturday

By Moninuola Sulaiman

The 25th edition of GOtv Boxing Night was held on Saturday at the Old Gymnasium of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan. The best boxer at the event will go home with the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and the cash prize of an N1million attached to it.

Seven bouts across weight divisions are scheduled for the much-anticipated event.

The heavyweight division will feature a duel between Olanrewaju “Larry King” Adebiyi and Solomon Imole in an eight-round challenge bout, while Michael “Emirate” Godwin will test his strength against Stephen Kadima in a cruiserweight challenge contest.

In the light heavyweight division, Segun “Success” Olanrewaju will take on Victor Bennet, while Segun “War” Adeyemi will be in action against Ademola Ibrahim in a light-welterweight clash.

Two fast-rising lightweight boxers, Azeez “Latest” Ayobam and Sodiq Oyakojo, will spar against each other, while Samuel “Apata Roro” Moses takes on Wale Anifowoshe.

The super welterweight class will see Jafar Suliamon go head-to-head with Basiru Kabiru.

Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, will be hosting the event for the third time. It hosted two previous editions that took place at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium’s Indoor Sports Hall, which is currently being renovated.

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