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Dangote launches a circular economy programme, trains traders on financial literacy

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Dangote launches a circular economy programme, trains traders on financial literacy

Dangote launches a circular economy programme, trains traders on financial literacy

 

 

 

 

Dangote Cement has launched a circular economy programme, called “DangCircular”. The new initiative aims to promote recycling and reuse of scarce resources in society to reduce landfilling and create wealth as a contribution to environmental sustainability.

 

 

 

Dangote launches a circular economy programme, trains traders on financial literacy

 

 

DangCircular was rolled out during this year’s Dangote Sustainability Week, targeting students of Nigerian higher institutions. The company partnered with the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, and UNESCO-UNEVOC (UNESCO International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in a competition tagged ‘Yaba Green Challenge’.

 

 

 

 

 

Dangote employee Volunteers and Executives graced the finale of the competition to witness the presentation of 10 sustainability innovations the students created from waste after a screening of over 30 entries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Among the panel of judges were the academic staff of Yabatech, officials, and UNESCO UNEVOC, as well Dangote Cement Technical Director Mr. Duraisamy Anandam and General Manager Regional Sales, Mr. Johnson Olaniyi. The judges engaged finalists on their projects which include: 1) Mixed media painting from sawdust 2) Fungal growth medium from industrial wheat waste 3) Medicinal mushrooms from sawdust and water hyacinth. Others were mycelia blocks from spent mushroom substrate,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wearable art from the aluminum beverage can pull tab wastes, and sculpture from metal scraps. The students also made a paving interlocking block project with plastics, Hollow sandcrete blocks from plastics, and a mixed media painting made with waste plastics and paper, as well as animal feed produced from water hyacinth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event began with a tour of the Yabatech art museum, a courtesy visit to the College Rector, and a donation of waste segregation bins made to the management of the school. At the finale of the Yaba Green Challenge competition which had over 300 staff and students, the Rector of the College Engr Obafemi Omokungbe endorsed the initiative, describing the partnership between Yabatech and Dangote as a very strategic and exciting one. He stated that “talks are ongoing to obtain patent rights for the innovations showcased at the event to share with the private sector for adoption”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leading the Dangote delegation was General Manager Sustainability, Dr. Igazeuma Okoroba expressed satisfaction at the exhibition. In her remarks, she stated that “the goal of DangCircular was to spur Nigeria’s transition to a circular economy and support wealth creation through waste.” She also encouraged the institution to carry out cutting-edge research for the economic growth of society.

The winner of the grand prize of the competition was Ms. Ajide Comfort of the Fashion Design Department. In a very emotional reaction, Ms. Comfort whose project was Wearable art from an aluminum beverage can pull-tab waste, expressed her gratitude to Dangote Cement and pledged to continue finding ways to integrate waste recycling in her designs.

In the same vein, the company implemented “The Obalende Smart Money Campaign”, a financial literacy awareness campaign, to help over 300 traders of the Obada Obalende market to gain insight into managing money and limited resources sustainably. The initiative was part of activities to mark Sustainability Week in Nigeria and Pan Africa.

Speaking on the financial literacy campaign, the Lead, Health, and Safety Mr. James Adenuga said the theme of the yearly programme: ‘People, Planet and Profit – The Dangote Way’ is driven by employee volunteers. In his remarks, he explained to the traders the meaning of sustainable development and why it was a topic of concern for traders. Sighting examples with relatable stories, the Head of Sustainability, Dr. Okoroba explained that “While seeking for their daily bread, it was important that the traders ensure that the needs of the present and future generations are not threatened by poor treatment of land, water, and natural resources available to us”.

 

 

 

 

 

Diversity and inclusion were other aspects Dangote Cement sought to make an impact on society during Sustainability Week as the Dangote volunteers engaged in a charity outreach targeting the Down syndrome community and the visually impaired. The campaign for the visually impaired was to commemorate White Cane Safety day, an annual event celebrated worldwide every 15th of October.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dangote volunteers visited the Women and Children with Disability Initiative (WCWDI) home for visually impaired children, interacting with the children. The company made donations of food items, beverages, and specialized educational materials for the blind including white canes, slates, and marbouqs. Following this, the team of volunteers conducted a sensitization walk of the neighbouring community to enlighten residents on the white cane as a right of passage for the visually impaired which should be respected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In another outreach to the Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria (DSFN) located at Iju Fagba, Lagos, the Volunteers toured the vocational centres where persons with Down syndrome were trained in life skills. The National President of the Downs syndrome Association, Mrs. Rose Mordi, noted that ‘Down syndrome is not a disease but a condition which can happen to anyone”. She also gave insight on the theme of Down Syndrome Awareness Month – “Nothing About Us Without Us”, acknowledging Dangote’s support and calling for other private sectors to follow in the same vein.

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Giving.NG Partners Shoprite Nigeria on 40 Days of Giving Campaign

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Giving.NG Partners Shoprite Nigeria on 40 Days of Giving Campaign

 

 

 

 

Giving.NG is partnering with Shoprite Nigeria on “40 Days of Giving” campaign, aimed at inspiring people and organizations to spread kindness and treat it as an everyday thing, rather than a seasonal activity.

 

 

 

Giving.NG Partners Shoprite Nigeria on 40 Days of Giving Campaign

 

 

 

Giving.NG, Africa’s first and only free crowdfunding platform, has announced that it will begin a campaign in November to assist less privileged Nigerians and honor organizations and people carrying out exceptional, social impact work nationwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The campaign, themed “40 Days of Giving,” is being launched in partnership with Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods retailer, Shoprite Nigeria, and is expected to span the Christmas season and into the New Year.

Traditionally, the Christmas season is known to be a season of giving, with statistics showing that most donations are made during this time. Most people use the season to appreciate people who have been there for them all year round or give back to the less privileged. The 40 Days of Giving campaign plans to tap into this existing trend in a way that encourages people to give and creates a chain of giving that goes beyond the festive season.

Speaking about the campaign, Sterling One Foundation’s CEO, Olapeju Ibekwe explained that this was a much-needed campaign considering how tough the year has been, alongside the huge loss by the recent flood crisis in at least 32 states of the country. In her words;
“This campaign is about getting as many people as possible to join us in lending a helping hand to vulnerable Nigerians while supporting those changemakers who have been on the frontlines doing the same all year round. For each day of the campaign, we want to support at least one person, selected through an online nomination with their next meal, resources to restart their small business or just new clothes. We just want to spread kindness to many people daily.”

The 40 Days of Giving campaign is expected to kick off on November 29, 2022, the last Tuesday of November, is recognized globally as Giving Tuesday and runs until January 7, 2023. As part of the campaign, people can donate money to a fundraiser on the Giving.NG platform or items at designated points, including Shoprite stores nationwide.

Commenting on their partnership to execute this, Shoprite Nigeria’s Head of Marketing, Kunle Abiola stated that the campaign is a laudable initiative that has a lot of potentials to bring change into people’s lives. In his remarks, he said;
“Beyond want the items donated can do for the beneficiaries, we are keen on the hope that these acts of kindness can spread among Nigerians. We are giving our shoppers an opportunity to be part of a very noble initiative and we know they will buy into it.”
With this partnership, shoppers can buy items at any Shoprite store across the country and drop them off at designated points in the store from where they will be collected and redistributed to selected NGOs or given out in-store as a paid-forward gesture to other shoppers. Some of the beneficiaries nominated online will also receive shopping vouchers which they can redeem at any Shoprite store closest to them.

Both brands are also hopeful that they can grant as many wishes as they can from the nominations and requests they will receive, even as they look forward to having Nigerians join them in playing ‘Everyday Santa’ and spreading kindness.

 

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Glo draws new winners in Festival of Joy promo

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Globacom on Monday hosted a draw ceremony to pick a new set of winners in the ongoing Festival of Joy promotion in the Lagos area.

 

 

Glo draws new winners in Festival of Joy promo

 

 

 

 

The draw event, held at Gloworld on Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, had as witnesses media houses, Glo subscribers, and the Head of Legal Services of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Gloria Ireka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lucky subscribers include the winner of a brand new Kia car and winners of sewing machines, generators, and rechargeable fans. Globacom, in a statement, said the winners who emerged from the draw would receive their prizes at a presentation ceremony to be held at the same Gloworld venue tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Globacom is giving out 20 houses, 24 brand-new cars, 100 generators, 200 sewing machines, and 1,000 rechargeable fans in the Festival of Joy promo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To participate in the promo, subscribers are required to dial *611# and keep recharging (voice and data during the promo period) in order to be eligible to win the prizes on offer.

“If you would like to be the next winner of a house in the Festival of Joy promo, you are required to make data subscription(s) of at least N20,000 during the promo period, while those who are interested in winning cars should make a monthly recharge of N10,000; N5,000 monthly recharge for power generators, N2,500 monthly recharge for sewing machines and N500 weekly to win rechargeable fans”, Globacom explained.

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

Transcorp Hilton Abuja is Africa’s Best Luxury Business Hotel

Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been named the Best Luxury Business Hotel at the 2022 Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Awards. The hotel, which is the flagship property of leading hospitality brand Transcorp Hotels Plc, had earlier won the award in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

 

 

Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

 

 

The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA) is the most exclusive award for the luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle industry. According to organisers, SSLHLA is designed to identify and separate the exceptional from the absolute best.

Mrs. Dupe Olusola Managing Director/CEO Transcorp Hotels Plc, while commenting on the award said, “We are honoured to be recognised as the Best Luxury Business Hotel in Nigeria for the 5th time in seven years.

“We are proud to add this award to many other prestigious awards we have won this year. This achievement is evidence of our success in consistently delivering on our customer promise, as we continue to innovate and provide our guests with unparalleled experiences at all our touch points.”

Transcorp Hilton Abuja recently won 5 major categories of the World Travel Awards, including Africa’s Leading Business Hotel. The hotel also won the World Luxury Hotel and Restaurant Awards, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, and Booking.com Traveller Review Award, among other recognition, received this year.

With 667 rooms and suites – including 30 presidential suites – spread over 10 floors, Transcorp Hilton is the choice hotel for heads of state, captains of industries, royalties, and global celebrities. The hotel boasts a choice of 8 restaurants and bars including the 24-hour Piano Lounge, 24 meeting rooms, a Business Center, and a 1200-person capacity Congress Hall. The hotel is also constructing a world-class convention center.

Leisure facilities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, as well as volleyball and basketball courts.

Apart from Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Transcorp Hotels Plc also owns Transcorp Hotels Calabar, and Aura by Transcorp Hotels, an online platform for booking homes, hotels, and experiences. Transcorp Hotels is also working on a new property in Lagos, as it continues to expand in line with its vision of becoming Africa’s leading hospitality brand.

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