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Eid-el Fitr: ABCON Congratulates Muslims, Urges Stakeholder To Partake In Save The Naira Campaign

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The National President of the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, has sent out warm wishes to Nigerian Muslims as they mark this year’s Eid-el Fitr celebration, being the first day of the Shawwal celebration that comes after the Ramadan fasting.

Gwadabe, also congratulated the Nigerian Muslim faithful for having the special grace of Almighty Allah to partake in the Ramadan fasting as he also appreciated them for using the period to seek the face of Allah in efforts to make Nigeria a better place.

Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, President ABCON

ABCON President urges continuous stakeholder engagement to address the widening gap between the official and parallel markets. While the official market introspects are stable with retail end users like PTA and school fees not meeting their demand. Moreso, the unofficial market rate of the dollar continues to go higher.

In a message released to BusinessEcho Magazine on Sunday, May 1st, 2022, ABCON President urged Nigerians to have faith that the country would soon witness the type of greatness desired by citizens.

He, however, advised Nigerians to remain steadfast, united, love one another, and always play positive roles while the country’s leaders work for its progress.

He said; “With the enormous human and other resources that we have, Nigeria has great potential. These potentials can be tapped by looking inwards, making the right choices, working to achieve them, and, above all, seeking Allah’s direction and guidance”.

“As we mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, therefore, we should further resolve not to deviate from the lessons of Ramadan, the virtues of Islam, and the commandments of Allah. If we do these, we are sure that we have played some of the roles expected of us as citizens for a greater Nigeria”.

“As we celebrate, I want to urge us all to continue to pray for our country and its leaders. In ABCON, we will continue to strive for the general happiness of Nigerians and we will always do this through our usual free and fair relations to all.”

He concluded with a prayer saying “Ya Allah, we have done it to the best of our ability. Please accept it from us! Do not take this to be our last Ramadan, grant us the opportunity to witness many Ramadan in good health. Allahu Akbar L’Allahu Akbar L’Allahu Akbar Lahilahilaallah, Allahu Akbar L’Allahu Akbar L’Allahu Akbar, Walilahi Illihamdu Allahu Akbar L’Allahu Akbar L’Allah Akbar Lahilahilaallah, Allahu Akbar, Walilahi illihamdu Allahu Akbar”.

“Allahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibbul afwa fa’fu Anna’, O Allah, U are most forgiving, You love to forgive, so forgive us. Ya Allah, Accept our fasting as an act of Ibadah, Bless us, grant us good health, guide & protect us, have mercy on us, forgive our shortcomings, save us from the punishment of the grave, & make Aljannat Firdaus our final abode without reckoning. laoula walakuwata illah billahil Ali ul-Azeem”.

Happy Eid-el Fitr to all Muslims…

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CMS Girls’ Alumnae Tasks Females On Building Purposeful Future

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CMS Girls' Alumnae Tasks Females On Building Purposeful Future

CMS Girls’ Alumnae Tasks Females On Building Purposeful Future

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Young girls in secondary schools and females in general – in the academic environment – have been challenged to remain focused and ensure that they build and maintain a purposeful future that will allow them to stand out as leaders of tomorrow.

The admonition was given at the 42nd Anniversary Celebration of the CMS Girl’s Grammar School Akoka, Bariga, Lagos, with the theme: ‘Strengthening The Bond: Past, Present, And Future’.

The event, which was held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, brought together all past graduate students of the school from 1985 to 2020, and equally served as a platform to reunite the former students with their old principals and teachers; both serving and retired.

Speaking at the event, the National President, CMS Girl’s Grammar School Akoka Alumnae Association, Mrs. Adeola Adetugbobo, explained that education is the passport to the future and every necessary arrangement must be made to get prepared for the tasks ahead.

Adetugbobo said that a conducive learning atmosphere is one of the key ingredients to improving quality education and such provision is sacrosanct within the academic environment.

“Because we know the benefits of providing a good atmosphere of learning and augmenting the existing infrastructure of the school, today, as part of our mission, we will be donating 100 chairs and desks for the classrooms, as part of our gift to our beloved Alma Mater.

“To the young, charming, brilliant, focused girls and ladies out there, I urge you to devote all your time and energy to your studies, to sustain the academic excellence for which CMS Girls is known. Remember to always keep your face towards the sunshine, and with time, shadows will face behind you.

“You must always be of good character, both at school and at home, even as you uphold the legendary high moral values of our school, as good ambassadors. Remember, you are the future of this school, and will in the course of time, take the baton of leadership. Therefore, follow your dream and pursue your vision with purpose and tenacity. A positive mindset brings positive things.” she said

High Standard; Adetugbobo stressed that the school has always set very high standards and goals for itself, by involving in various competitions and extra-curricular activities; stressing that this boosted their morale and confidence to give back to the school.

She added that the wide range of work done by different sets of Alumnae, rekindled their sense of responsibility to the school and the society at large, promising to continue to walk on that path of greatness.

Appreciating Gestures; The principal of the school, Mrs. Florence Bolodeoku, appreciated the members for their consistent gestures to the school and for the donation of the chairs and desks to the pupils.

Bolodeoku described the donation as cogent, stating that it will further boost learning within the school; while adding that the students will have more chairs at their disposal to seat and get impacted.

The principal, who stated that the school had functional toilets and other facilities provided by the state government to ease learning for everyone, however, appealed to the former students to assist with the completion of the abandoned school hall in the school.

According to her: “The hall would complement the existing hall and provide alternative facility for students to write the examination and other co-curriculum activities. We will also urge that the ex-students assist with giving the laboratories a face-lift- with adequate equipment that could aid students’ ability to become great scientists.”

Morale Booster; A final year student of the school Ms. Ifeoluwa Modebeodero, who was visibly elated to witness the occasion, stated that the gathering of the past students of the school since it was founded in 1980, had boosted the morale of the present students and would make them follow that same path of giving back to the school and society.

Besides the donation of chairs and desks, the Association also promised a cash reward of N100,000 for the best student in the ongoing West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), examinations, as well as the donation of the first-aid box, jerseys for sporting activities, among others.

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Nigerian University Of Technology And Management, NUTM Opens Application For Scholars Program

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Nigerian University Of Technology And Management, NUTM Opens Application For Scholars Program

Applications Now Open for the Nigerian University of Technology and Management Scholars Program (NSP) Class of 2022 – 2023

Olushola Okunlade Writes

The proposed Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the NUTM Scholars Program Class of 2022 – 2023.

The NSP – Flagship Program of NUTM – is a one-year, full-time interdisciplinary postgraduate program in Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design. The program exposes Scholars to an immersive education experience delivered by world-class faculty from Ivy League and Russel Group Universities, and accomplished industry professionals.

Nigerian University Of Technology And Management, NUTM Opens Application For Scholars Program

As the nation’s pioneering higher education institution focused on nurturing leaders for Nigeria and Africa, the institution plans to offer academic and research offerings in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and Management at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels.

Through NUTM and the NSP, young Africans learn and explore principles in leadership, design thinking, business, and mindset. “Our students will be the center of NUTM’s focus. Equipping them with globally competitive skills and orientation is at the heart of NUTM’s vision. We will continue to attract brilliant students and world-class faculty and provide cutting-edge learning facilities, environments, and opportunities. Thus, enabling our students to excel and become entrepreneurs, and the go-to-pool for high-performing employees.“ said Founding President, NUTM – Dr. Babs Omotowa.

Nigerian University Of Technology And Management, NUTM Opens Application For Scholars Program

The NSP courses are built on six foundational tracks, geared toward preparing Scholars with the necessary tools to solve real-world challenges. These six tracks are Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design, Management, Leadership, Perspectives, and Critical Thinking and Communication. The program includes experiential learning components such as ‘TEDLab’ and ‘Shadow-a-Leader’, where Scholars are directly mentored by top executives in Africa and beyond.

NSP provides its scholars with ample opportunities to enhance their professional networks, develop analytical and logical reasoning skills as well as expand their depth in various domains of study. 84% of NSP alumni are engaged across various industries including Africa’s leading tech firms such as Paystack, Mono, and Future Africa. The average annual salary of NUTM Alumni also saw a whopping 230% increment. NSP graduates are making an impact and thriving in entrepreneurial careers. Five ventures created through NSP’s TEDLab have already launched products and have collectively raised about $225,000 in funding in less than one year. MyStash, one of the ventures, has accumulated over 12,000+ users.

The NSP is open to applicants who have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, who are proficient in written and spoken English, and are no more than 35 years of age as of the date of application.

In addition, applicants must display a high level of intellectual curiosity, leadership capabilities, and a strong passion for becoming a change agent in Africa, for Africa.

Applications opened on May 4, 2022, and offers will roll out between June 20 & September 15, 2022.

For further information, please contact nsp.admissions@nutmng.org

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MultiChoice Invites Applications For Talent Factory

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MultiChoice is once again searching for 20 aspiring film and TV content creators to be part of the Class of 2023.

Think you’re made for film and TV? Then apply to join the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy Class of 2023!

Olushola Okunlade Writes

MultiChoice is once again searching for 20 aspiring film and TV content creators to be part of the Class of 2023.

Now approaching its fifth year, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy is excited to once again call for applications for its world-class film and TV training programme which kicks off in October this year! 

The call is open to all emerging filmmakers with either some industry experience or a relevant post-school qualification, to apply for this exciting opportunity to hone their television and film production skills. Our curriculum combines film studies such as directing, sound design, and the business of the film to name a few, with workplace experience in Africa Magic and SuperSport’s top productions.

The 12-month fully-funded program is open to candidates from Nigeria and Ghana for the West Africa Academy which is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

MultiChoice is once again searching for 20 aspiring film and TV content creators to be part of the Class of 2023.

“This couldn’t be a more exciting opportunity for African film and TV content creators,” says West Africa hub Academy Director, Atinuke Babatunde. “There are so many stories on our continent that need to be told and documented with a sense of skill and passion that only a programme such as the MTF Academy can train young people to do. I can’t wait to be a part of this journey,” she adds. Alongside her expert track record with M-Net through Africa Magic since 2014, Babatunde will lead the Class of 2023 with her over 20 years of experience.

In addition to the hands-on training that all students will receive as part of the programme, they will also get enhanced training experience from the Academy’s partnerships, which include the New York Film Academy (NYFA), the Henley Business School, Dolby and Canon, among others. Previous cohorts have also worked on United Nations’ Verified campaign, and pitched projects to Partners Against Piracy (PAP) and Creative Development on a climate change campaign. 

Think you’ve got what it takes? Then visit https://multichoicetalentfactory.com/ to find out more! Applications will be open from Monday, 9th May and close on Friday, 3rd June 2022, and have to be completed on https://cte.multichoicetalentfactory.com/ 

Applications made outside of this website will not be considered. 

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