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The Nigerian Association of Social and Resourceful Editors, NASRE, through its Foundation, has extended supports to media practitioners with challenges as well as the families of departed journalists in collaboration with Nestlé Nigeria and other supporting partners.

 

To this end, the distribution of gift items to the 23 beneficiaries was held on Saturday, 29th of June 2024, at The City Pulse Lounge LTV8, Agidingbi Ikeja. This event marked the second edition of NASRE Foundation’s outreach programme, aimed at providing financial and moral support to journalists in need.

The foundation supported 23 beneficiaries from Ogun and Lagos States, who are widows, widowers, and those facing health challenges, with cash and Nestlé products.

Some of the beneficiaries include: Stanley Okoronkwo, who worked with The Comet, Today’s Choice, and The Nation Newspaper; Kayode Aponmade, who worked with Daily Times; Adebiyi Regina Aderemi, who worked with Ogun State Television; Mrs. Omolola Adeyinka, who worked with News Continental; Soneye Olusegun Afolabi, Director of Information at Obafemi Owode Local Government; Ogunade Dorcas Adejumoke; Princewill Ekwurujuru, who worked with Vanguard Newspaper; Michael Alonge, who worked with Fame Magazine and Global Excellence; Tunde Bello, who worked with Global Times; Lekan Onalapo, former City People photojournalist; Dapo Oshin, who worked with LTV8; Johnmark Ukoko, former Guardian and Daily Times staff; and Josiah Abiola, who worked with Global Excellence.

Similarly, the family of Stanley Okoronkwo, a veteran journalist who worked for The Nation Newspaper and is currently down with a stroke, and Mike Alonge, a celebrity journalist who started with Fame Magazine and Global Excellence Magazine and was the publisher of Mikeangelonews.com before he died on December 10, 2022, after a mild illness, are among the beneficiaries.

Another beneficiary is the family of Princewill Ekwujuru, former chairman of the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN), who worked with Vanguard Newspaper until his death in August 2021.

Mrs. Omolola Adeyinka, the former Ogun NUJ caretaker chairperson who worked with News Continental and lost her husband two years ago, and Remi Adebiyi, who worked with Ogun State Television and also lost her husband some years ago, equally benefited from the initiative.

Moreover, Mr. Lekan Onalapo, former City People photojournalist, lost his wife and their new baby during childbirth some months ago.

Beneficiaries expressed their gratitude and were elated for the support received.

Soneye Olusegun Afolabi, a journalist from Ogun, remarked, “At first, I thought it was a scam. I lost my wife eight years ago, and this is the first time I’m receiving any assistance from any organization in the past eight years. I applaud this initiative and pray for the association.”

Mrs. Omolola Adeyinka, the former Ogun NUJ caretaker chairperson, said, “My husband died two and a half years ago. Like the first beneficiary said, I have not received such assistance from any media organization. The media job is hazardous, and it’s important that the general public knows that journalists or media practitioners also need help.”

Gboyega Aponmade, the son of the late veteran journalist, Prince Kayode Aponmade, expressed his appreciation: “When my mom called and told me she was reached out to by a media association willing to support her as a widow, I was skeptical because I’ve not seen such since he died. I had to follow her to see for myself, and I must confess that it’s overwhelming. I hope this initiative does not end so that the association can do more. I applaud the association directors and pray for their success.”

In his address, the President of NASRE and NASRE Media Foundation, Comrade Femi Oyewale, reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to supporting media practitioners in need:

“We are dedicated to providing continuous support to media practitioners facing challenges, within the limits of our resources. The NASRE Media Foundation was established with the mission to assist those in our profession who are struggling. I urge corporate organizations, public and private institutions, and individuals to support our foundation in any way they can. Together, we can ensure that no media practitioner is left without help in times of need.”

The NASRE Media Foundation’s support programme continues to be a beacon of hope for media practitioners and their families, providing much-needed assistance and fostering a sense of community and solidarity within the media industry.

 

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Q2 Media Performance Review: Banking, Insurance, and Telecom CEOs in Focus

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Q2 Media Performance Review: Banking, Insurance, and Telecom CEOs in Focus

In spite of the challenging economic conditions and their adverse effects on businesses nationwide, Nigeria’s commercial banking, insurance, and telecommunications sectors have consistently maintained robust media relations, marketing strategies, and public awareness initiatives. Their success has been bolstered by the impressive data shared with the media in the second quarter, which has helped sustain positive public perception and confidence in these industries. An independent analysis of the media performance and prominence of the CEOs of Nigerian Commercial Banks, Insurance Companies and Telecommunication Providers for the second quarter was conducted by the leading Media Intelligence and Public relations audit agency, P+ Measurement Services. 

Q2 Media Performance Review: Banking, Insurance, and Telecom CEOs in Focus

This media analysis monitored more than 1.3 million online publications from blogs, news sites, broadcasts, forums, and digital media in the local and global media space, as well as about 5,115 print publications (including daily, weekly, and monthly publications), from which different metadata was extracted, including the sentiment of reporters, editors, publishers, and opinion writers from various online and print publications, spokesperson analysis, CEOs performances, and other topics.

Through detailed media data gathering, analysis, and audit of salient valid PR metrics of 27 Commercial Banks, top 10 leading Insurance companies, and top 4 Telecommunications Providers. The reports ranked the top CEOs (Commercial Banks, Telecommunication, and Insurance) prominent in the Online and Print media.


According to the analysis, Yemisi Edun of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), led the leaderboard with a 23% share of media coverage, indicating a strong media presence and influence in the banking sector. Closely behind were Oliver Alawuba of United Bank for Africa (UBA) with 22% and Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe of Fidelity Bank capturing 22% of media coverage, demonstrating significant visibility and engagement within the industry. Moruf Oseni of Wema Bank came in next with 18% and Wole Adeniyi of Stanbic IBTC Bank rounded out the chart with 16%, showing a notable but comparatively lower media presence. This distribution of media coverage highlights the competitive landscape and varying levels of media engagement among top banking executives.

In the insurance sector, the media performance audit report revealed that Akinjide Orimolade of Stanbic IBTC Insurance Limited had the most media exposure at 73%. Lesi Gboyega of Leadway Assurance with 15% and Kunle Ahmed of AXA Mansard Insurance followed closely with 9%. Eddie Efekoha of Consolidated Hallmark Insurance with 2% and Andrew Ikehua of NEM Insurance with 1% media exposure. This distribution highlights a competitive media landscape among insurance executives, with varying levels of visibility and engagement reflecting their influence and presence in the sector. Comparing both sectors, it is evident that top executives in banking and insurance are actively working to maintain significant media profiles to enhance their brands’ visibility and market influence.

In the telecommunications sector, Karl Toriola of MTN Nigeria led the media performance with 67% share of media coverage, highlighting MTN’s dominant presence and influence in the industry. Carl Cruz of Airtel Nigeria followed with 31%, indicating substantial visibility and engagement. In contrast, Mike Adenuga of Globacom had lower exposure, with only 2% media coverage.

This distribution underscores the disparity in media engagement among telecommunications executives, with MTN and Airtel maintaining strong media profiles. Comparing the telecommunications sector to the banking and insurance sectors reveals that media coverage is highly concentrated among a few key players, highlighting the varying strategies and successes in maintaining media presence across different industries.

Overall, the analysis reveals significant disparities in media engagement across the banking, insurance, and telecommunications sectors. Key executives like Yemisi Edun, Akinjide Orimolade, and Karl Toriola have successfully maintained strong media profiles, highlighting their influence within their respective industries. This highlights the importance of strategic media engagement for maintaining visibility and influence in a competitive landscape.

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UN, Columbia University, New York To Headline ASIS 2024

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UN, Columbia University, New York To Headline ASIS 2024

 

 

The Africa Social Impact Summit (ASIS) 2024 is set to be an extraordinary gathering of influential leaders, Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, and Jeffrey Sachs, of the world-acclaimed Columbia University, New York, are set to headline the event.

 

 

UN, Columbia University, New York To Headline ASIS 2024

The summit, co-convened by the Sterling One Foundation and the United Nations, is scheduled for July 25th and 26th at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos. It promises to be a pivotal platform for addressing Africa’s critical social and economic challenges under the theme “Reimagining Progress: A New Blueprint for Sustainable Growth in Africa.”

Jeffrey Sachs, renowned economist and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, is known for his extensive work in global economic development and poverty alleviation. His expertise in sustainable development will provide a vital framework for the summit’s discussions on creating economic opportunities and reducing inequalities.

Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, has a rich history of leadership in international development and environmental sustainability. Her participation is expected to drive crucial conversations on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across Africa, focusing on inclusive growth and environmental stewardship.

Abubakar Suleiman, CEO of Sterling Bank, is celebrated for his innovative approaches to banking and his strong commitment to corporate social responsibility. His insights into sustainable business practices and economic development will be instrumental in shaping the summit’s agenda.

Olapeju Ibekwe, CEO of the Sterling One Foundation, expressed her excitement for the event: “ASIS 2024 represents a unique opportunity for global leaders and innovators to converge and create sustainable solutions for Africa’s most pressing challenges. We are honored to have such distinguished speakers and partners joining us in this transformative journey.”

ASIS 2024 will bring together leaders from the private sector, public sector, tech ecosystem, non-profit organizations, and government to collaborate on initiatives that drive social impact. The summit will focus on key areas such as universal health access, education, equality, food security, and climate action.

Interested participants can register for the summit at  www.theimpactsummit.org.

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Minister of State Petroleum Resources [Oil] Hosts Crucial Meeting with Dangote, NMDPRA, NUPRC, and NNPC Leadership

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Minister of State Petroleum Resources [Oil] Hosts Crucial Meeting with Dangote, NMDPRA, NUPRC, and NNPC Leadership

 

 

Distinguished Senator Heineken Lokpobiri @senlokpobiri, the Honourable Minister of State Petroleum Resources [Oil], convened a high-level meeting with key stakeholders to address and resolve the ongoing issues surrounding the Dangote Refinery.

 

Minister of State Petroleum Resources [Oil] Hosts Crucial Meeting with Dangote, NMDPRA, NUPRC, and NNPC Leadership

Present at the meeting were:

Mr. Aliko Dangote, Chairman and CEO of @DangoteGroup
Mr. Farouk Ahmed, Authority Chief Executive of the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (@NMDPRA_Official)
Mr. Gbenga Komolafe, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (@NUPRCofficial)
Mr. Mele Kyari, Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (@nnpclimited)

The stakeholders expressed their gratitude to the Honourable Minister for his exemplary leadership and timely intervention in facilitating this crucial dialogue. The meeting focused on finding a sustainable and lasting solution to the current impasse affecting the Dangote Refinery, with all parties demonstrating a commitment to collaborative and proactive problem-solving.

The Honourable Minister emphasized the importance of cooperation and synergy among all stakeholders to ensure the success and optimal performance of the Oil and Gas sector, which is pivotal for Nigeria’s economic growth and energy security.

This meeting marks a significant step towards resolving the challenges and underscores the Minister’s dedication to fostering a conducive environment for Nigeria’s oil and gas sector.

— Nneamaka Okafor

Special Adviser Media and Communication to Minster of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil)

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