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Nigerian Deputy Governor Loses Seven-Year-Old Son In Car Accident

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Nigerian Deputy Governor Loses Seven-Year-Old Son In Car Accident

Nigerian Deputy Governor Loses Seven-Year-Old Son In Car Accident

 

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

Nigerian Deputy Governor Loses Seven-Year-Old Son In Car Accident

 

The deputy governor of Yobe State, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana, lost a son in an auto crash which occurred yesterday

A statement signed by his press secretary, Hussaini Mai Suleh, in Damaturu said the seven-year-old boy who was a namesake to Governor Mai Mala Buni died in a crash along Maiduguri-Kano road.

He said the boy had been buried according to Islamic rites at the palace of the Mai of Fune in Damagum town in Fune local government area.
Reacting, the deputy governor said; “I will forever remember him as somebody close to me.’’

Top government officials and other personalities were at the residence of the deputy governor to sympathise with the family over the death.

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Wise Savers Promo: UBA Rewards 20 more customers in Final Draw of Wise Savers Promo as 80 Customers win N120million

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Wise Savers Promo: UBA Rewards 20 more customers in Final Draw of Wise Savers Promo as 80 Customers win N120million

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has again rewarded another 20 customers who have emerged winners in the final draw of the UBA Wise Savers Promo, winning N1.5 million each, bringing the total amount won by 80 customers for the duration of the draw to N120 million.

UBA Wise Savers Promo 1: l-r: Head, Micro-small, Small  and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs), United Bank for Africa(UBA) Plc,  Mr Babatunde Ajayi; Group Head, Direct Sales Agency, UBA Plc, Mrs Ogechi Altraide; Group Executive, Transformation and Resources, UBA Plc, Mr Chiugo Ndubuisi; Group Head, Marketing, UBA, Mrs Dupe Olusola; Group Executive, Customer Fulfilment Centre, UBA Plc, Mr Anant Rao; and Group Head, Brand Management, UBA Plc, Mr. Lashe Osoba,  at the Grand Finale of UBA Wise Savers Promo where over 20 UBA Savings Account Customers won N1.5m each, bring the total amount  won during the promo to  N120m, in Lagos on Wednesday

The electronic raffle draw, which was held at the UBA Head Office in Lagos on Thursday, October 10th 2019, was witnessed by the relevant regulatory bodies including the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Lagos State Lottery Board and Consumer Protection Council.

Lucky customers who emerged winners in the fourth draw cut across all regions of the country. They are Lucy C Izunwanne; Agatha N Osifo-Whiskey; Aja-Ukpabi Bridget Ndidiamaka; Ajufo Patroy; Arewa Mathew Oluwatosin; Medline Paula; Olaniyi Joseph Ososba; Odibe Franca Nkechi; Kofo T Ogunsipe; Thany Abdullahi.

Others are Favour Jimmy Ufot; Orok Nsikak Uwem; Enyatam Daniel; Peace Ekemerighe; Yusuf Muhd; Alade Jamiu; Ibrahim Saheed; Ali Sarah; Zainabu A Adamu and Hemen Queen Torkwase. 

The just concluded promo, which commenced in September last year, ran till the end of September 2019 and saw a final 20 customers from across Nigeria become millionaires, winning N30 million in the grand finale of the draw.

Grande Finale of UBA Wise Savers Promo 2

UBA Wise Savers Promo 2: l-r: Group Head, Brand Management, UBA Plc, Mr. Lashe Osoba; Group Head, Marketing, UBA Plc, Mrs Dupe Olusola; Group Executive, Transformation and Resources, UBA Plc, Mr Chiugo Ndubuisi; Group Head, Direct Sales Agency, UBA Plc, Mrs  Ogechi AltraideGroup Executive, Customer Fulfilment Centre, UBA Plc, Mr Anant Rao; and Head, Micro-small, Small  and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs), United Bank for Africa(UBA) Plc,  Mr Babatunde Ajayi, at the Grand Finale of UBA Wise Savers Promo where over 20 UBA Savings Account Customers won N1.5m each, bring the total amount  won during the promo to  N120m, in Lagos on Wednesday

Speaking during the event, UBA’s Group Head, Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) and Telemarketing, Mr. Anant Rao, said that since the promo began late last year, the bank has been impressed at the level of response so far by its customers across the country, adding that the purpose of the campaign is to reward loyal customers while encouraging the savings culture.

He noted that due to the promo, over two million customers qualified for the promo, adding that there has been a remarkable increase in the number of participants in this edition stating that the bank’s objective of helping customers’ save for the rainy day is being achieved.

He said: “It is very easy to spend money but to save is a habit all must imbibe. Our key objective is to encourage our customers to save regularly. We are here to support our customers and to encourage them to save as well.”

Grande Finale of UBA Wise Savers Promo 3

UBA Wise Savers Promo 3: l-r: Group Head, Brand Management, UBA Plc, Mr. Lashe Osoba; Group Head, Marketing, UBA, Mrs Dupe Olusola; Group Executive, Transformation and Resources, UBA Plc, Mr Chiugo Ndubuisi; Group Head, Direct Sales Agency, UBA Plc, Mrs Ogechi AltraideGroup Executive, Customer Fulfilment Centre, UBA Plc, Mr Anant Rao; and Head, Micro-small, Small  and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs), United Bank for Africa(UBA) Plc,  Mr Babatunde Ajayi, at the Grand Finale of UBA Wise Savers Promo where over 20 UBA Savings Account Customers won N1.5m each, bring the total amount  won during the promo to  N120m, in Lagos on Wednesday

The Group Executive, Transformation and Resources, Transformation and Resources, Chiugo Ndubisi, who commended and appreciated customers at the event said, “We had two major objectives for this promo which were to create and encourage a savings culture and to reward loyal customers and we have achieved this. We will be coming out with a bigger promo very soon and we are sure that even more of our customers will benefit from the next promo. 

“We will continue to listen and give them nothing short of the best that they deserve. UBA will not relent, because we are impressed with the impact this has made so far and will continue to touch the lives of our loyal customers positively,” he explained.

Some of the lucky winners that were contacted on phone after the draw were elated,  describing  their rewards as  life changing. “I didn’t expect it and I am so grateful to UBA because this will go a long way to meeting my business needs and charting a new course for my life,” says one of the winners based in Benin, Edo State .

The criteria for qualifying for the draw was to save at least N30,000 in a UBA savings account or in instalments of N10,000 each for a period of three months. customers were able to open a savings account on any of the numerous bank channels, including Magic Banking (*919*20#) and LEO, or in any of the UBA branches across the country, and start saving to stand a chance of winning.

United Bank for Africa Plc is a leading pan-African financial services group, operating in 20 African countries, as well as the United Kingdom, the United States of America and with presence in France.

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200 FADAMA GUYS TO BENEFIT FROM OGUN ANCHOR BORROWERS PROGRAM – ABIODUN

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The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that the 200 beneficiaries of the Ogun State Fadama 3 Graduate Unemployed youths Scheme(Fadama Guys) would be considered and given an opportunity to be the first set of farmers that would derive grants from the Ogun State Anchor Borrowers Program recently inaugurated in the state.

Prince Abiodun who made this known at the official flag off ceremony for Fadama Graduate Unemployed youths Scheme(Fadama Guys), held at the governors office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said that the Fadama Guys was a particularly unique program as it targets two main vulnerable groups of the population, adding that a gainfully employed citizenry would contribute in no small measure to the socioeconomic development of the state and the country.

” I was just discussing with Dr. Oredipe and I said these guys, how can we integrate them into our anchor borrowers program and I have mandated Dr Oredipe, Consultant on agriculture, our agric team, the permanent secretary to seat down and integrate you into our Anchor Borrowers Program, so by the grace of God, you will be the first beneficiaries of our anchor borrowers program.

” The ‘Fadama Guys’ is particularly unique because it is targeted at two main vulnerable groups of our population, the youths and the women and we are also elated that our Public Private Partnership approach towards the successful implementation of building our future together agenda is already yielding positive results,” he said.

The Governor added that the Fadama Graduate Unemployed youths Scheme(Fadama Guys) at the Micro Economic level would provide employment opportunities in agriculture for youths and women, adding that the Macro Economic level would help the country boost its food and self sufficiency agenda.

” At the Micro Economic level, this Fadama Guys provides job employment opportunities in agriculture for our youths and women, thereby providing income and food for themselves and family, on the Macro Economic level, this is another boost to Nigeria’s Food and Self Sufficiency Agenda, this will go a long way to reduce foreign exchange spent on importation of food items that could be produced locally,” he said.

In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye said that the objective of the National Fadama Development Project Additional Funding was to increase the income of users of rural lands and water resources in a sustainable manner throughout the country, thereby reducing poverty, while food security was enhanced, urging the beneficiary to judiciously make use of the grants they received.

In his remarks, the Consultant to the Governor on agriculture, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe said that the conception and implementation of Fadama Guys has provided a unique opportunity for the program practitioners and government to harness the energy, motivation and innovation of the young people to strengthen the drive for diversification of the economy and social change, adding that beneficiaries of the program must be a Nigerian youth ,a graduate from any higher institution or an holder of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate who has practiced farming between the age of 18 and 35.

Oredipe also added that such beneficiary must have the knowledge about the computer, have access to land on a place where the Agric Enterprise would be cited, adding that a written statement stating that the beneficiary was willing to become an Agri- Preneur would be required.

Also in his remarks, the National Project Coordinator, Fadama Guys, Mr. Balarabe Abdulrahman, represented by Mr. Adeleke Adeyemi, expressed his appreciation to the Ogun State Government for their support and keen interest in the project Fadama 3, saying that the gesture would boost the state’s rating by the National Office and the World Bank.

In his response, the president of the Fadama Guys in Ogun State, Mr. Adebanjo Daniel thanked the state government for their support, promising to judiciously use the grants received.

The flag off of the Fadama Project, saw the presentation of checks to 200 beneficiaries.

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Five Children Burnt Beyond Recognition in Lagos

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The family of Ogundiya and Achomye in Abagbo Village, Takwa-Bay area of Lagos State metropolis lost five children to fire incident between the ages of 13year to 1year old.

The incident happened on the 7th August at about 18.30hours

This was disclosed by the command spoke person, DSP Bala Elkana,through a press statement that Takwa Bay police station recieved a distress call from one Florence Asoye, the mother of deceased children reported that she left home to Takwa-bay Jetty only to come back to see her one room apartment completely raised down by fire.

According to mother of five, she said that she left her children under the care of one Suliat who locked the children in the room and left to an unknown destination.

The children that burnt beyond recognition are Folake Ogundiya ‘f’ 13years old, Abigail Ogundiya ‘f’ 8years old, Daniel Bakare ‘m’ 6years old, Chidima Achomye ‘f’, the Nnamdi Achomye ‘m’ 2years old and Khadijat ‘f’ 1year old.

The matter has been reported at the Takwa bay Police Station for further investigation.

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