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SYTA Season 5: Grand Winner Emerges, as NAFDAC DG Commends Shalina

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SYTA 2024 Winner, Student of the University of Lagos, Princess Kamsy Okeke, (middle), 2nd Place winner, University of Jos student, Ekweozor Michael Chukwudubeanyi, (right) and the 3rd place winner, student of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State, Ihediuche Chizoba Vivian at the Shalina Young Talents Awards (SYTA) Season 5 National Grand Final in Lagos on Thursday

 

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The Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Moji Adeyeye has commended the management of Shalina Healthcare for advancing the course of  healthcare in Nigeria by giving the youths an array of opportunities to express themselves.  This was in Lagos on Thursday, at the Grand Finale of the fifth edition of Shalina Young Talent Awards (SYTA), a value adding initiative by Shalina Healthcare which is a national level competition for final year pharmacy students in the Nigerian universities.

L-R: Vice-President/ Chief Commercial Officer of Shalina West Africa, Mr Arun Raj; Registrar of Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN), Ibrahim Babashehu Ahmed; SYTA 2024 Winner, Princess Kamsy Okeke, Student from the University of Lagos; Managing Director, Shalina Healthcare, Mrs Opeyemi Akinyele; Provost, College of Pharmacy, Afe Babalola University, (ABUAD) Ado Ekiti, Prof. Mbang Nyong Femi-Oyewo; and the Head, Corporate Marketing & Key Accounts, Shalina Healthcare, Pharm. Folorunso Alaran at the Shalina Young Talents Awards (SYTA) Season 5 National Grand Final in Lagos on Thursday

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Speaking at the event, Adeyeye, who was earlier on facility tour of the company’s factory on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Isheri, Ogun State said; ”. They should also be commended and appreciated for the platforms they are giving our young people to express themselves as well as grow.”

 

In the same vein, a special guest at the event, the Registrar of Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN), Ibrahim Babashehu Ahmed applauded healthcare company for its initiative saying “the company is making an unprecedented effort in ensuring that young pharmacists are well trained and are also well encouraged to promote quality healthcare delivery in the country.”

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Meanwhile in declaring the event open, the Managing Director of Shalina Healthcare Nigeria, Opeyemi Akinyele said the initiative is with the main objective of “serving as a platform for the final year students to interact with renowned experts from the field of pharmacy.  And also build competitive distinction and self-awareness among young pharmacists.”

The competition which covered all the twenty four Pharmacy Institutions in Nigeria in this fifth edition saw Princess Kamsy Okeke of University of Lagos emerging the overall winner while Michael Ekweazor of University of Jos emerged the first runner up and Vivian Ihediuche of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State, emerged the second runner up winning cash prizes of one million naira, five hundred thousand naira and three hundred thousand naira respectively.

 

On the progress made from Season One to Five, the Corporate Marketing Manager of the company, Folorunso Alaran said; “the initiative has moved beyond its starting point of 5 schools and today covered the whole 24 Pharmacy Institutions in the country.  This is unprecedented in the quest for the best pharmacy brains in Nigeria and remained the biggest hunt for the best pharmacy brains in the country. We moved around the 24 universities in the six geopolitical zones of the country from November 2023 to February 24, 2024. In all, we had three thousand participants, where we bring the best in each school (24) to this Grand Finale.”

 

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Access Holdings’ Shareholders Unanimously Back Capital Raising Plan, Hail Aig-Imoukhuede’s Return as Chairman

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Access Holdings' Shareholders Unanimously Back Capital Raising Plan, Hail Aig-Imoukhuede's Return as Chairman

Access Holdings’ Shareholders Unanimously Back Capital Raising Plan, Hail Aig-Imoukhuede’s Return as Chairman
…Re-elect Olusegun Ogbonnewo, Ojinika Olaghere as a Non-Executive Directors

The shareholders of Access Holdings Plc (“Access Holdings” or “the Group”) at the 2nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Friday, April 19, 2024, unanimously backed the Group’s plan to establish a capital raising programme of up to US$1.5 billion as well as the subset initiative to raise up to N365 billion, specifically, through a Rights Issue of ordinary shares to its shareholders.
The proceeds of the Rights Issue would be used to support on-going working capital needs, including organic growth funding for its banking and other non-banking subsidiaries.
The shareholders also ratified the appointments of Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Olusegun Ogbonnewo, and Ojinika Olaghere as Non-Executive Directors.
The appointment of Aig-Imoukhuede as the Chairman of Access Holdings was praised by the shareholders, who pointed to his rich history of success with the institution, having transformed it into Nigeria’s biggest lender by market value alongside Herbert Wigwe.
Aigboje’s leadership was instrumental in driving the institution’s growth during the 2004 recapitalisation of the banking industry led by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the leadership of its former Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo.
“We are thrilled with Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede’s return to the role of Chairman. His proven track record, experience, and strategic insights position him as the ideal leader to steer Access Holdings towards meeting its lofty targets. During his tenure as CEO, particularly during the recapitalisation directive by the CBN, he steered Access Bank to raise an impressive $2 billion in capital, and this demonstrates his capacity to, once again, lead Access Holdings towards successfully achieving the objectives of our planned Capital Raise and Rights Issue targets,” said Chief Sunny Nwosu, Chairman Emeritus of the Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria (ISAN).
Access Holdings' Shareholders Unanimously Back Capital Raising Plan, Hail Aig-Imoukhuede's Return as Chairman
In line with the Group’s strong financial performance, the payment of a final dividend of N1.80 kobo per every N0.50 Kobo ordinary share for the 2023 financial year was approved, marking a 28 per cent improvement from the corresponding period in 2022.
The Group’s full-year results for the period ending December 31, 2023, showcased an impressive 335 per cent increase in pre-tax profit to N729 billion from N167.68 billion in 2022. The Group also experienced an 87 per cent surge in gross earnings to N2.59 trillion from N1.39 trillion in 2022 and reported a remarkable 306 per cent growth in profit after tax to N619.32 billion, from N152.20 billion in 2022.
Commencing in the second half of 2024, Access Holdings’ global expansion strategy will enter the consolidation and efficiency phase, aligning with its five-year plan to accelerate the attainment of its 2027 strategic objectives. The Group remains focused on driving sustainable growth, and delivering value to its shareholders even as it continues to build a globally connected community and ecosystem, inspired by Africa, for the world.

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Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance, Others Are Purveyors of falsehood Says AAS Legal Team As Jesam Micheal Exposes Their Sponsors (Video)

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Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance, Others Are Purveyors of falsehood Says AAS Legal Team As Jesam Micheal Exposes Their Sponsors (Video)

 

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The lawyers of Afriq Arbitrage System, Barr. Obeten and Barr. Henry have called out the Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance led by Comrade Okpanachi Jacob as Purveyors of falsehood.

 

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This is not unconnected to their ungodly collaboration with individuals like Prince Humble Eteng, Michael Okoh, Okoi Daniels, Engineer Awajioma who have been slammed with a ten million dollar Lawsuit for nefarious activities to injure the longstanding reputation the organisation has maintained on charges bothering on cyber bullying, attempt to life and property, lies and unlawful incitement and instigation against the CEO of the company , Jesam Micheal, his family and organisation.

 

In a global conference on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, the legal representatives described their actions as inappropriate, unfounded and a campaign of calumny to malign the integrity of the organisation and management.

 

 

According to Barr. Obeten the matter is in court and the security agencies have picked Abayomi Olusesan who has admitted to committing the heinous crime of stealing investors funds to the tune of $87m. So why accuse the CEO, Jesam Micheal of defrauding the company of the said amount?

 

Speaking further, Barr Henry reiterated their stand to take legal actions against the group for being biassed despite knowing the truth and for misleading the general public by allowing themselves to be used by agents of falsehood.

 

In conclusion, the CEO of Afriq Arbitrage System, Jesam Micheal wondered why a reputable group like CCSGG could be used by Prince Humble Eteng, Michael Okoh and others. He showcased the official court documents which confirmed that Abayomi admitted stealing the investors fund to the tune of $87m which he said was also captured in video evidence. He revealed that some of the properties he bought with part of the money has been collected, remaining the main money which he promised to return to the company. However, after being granted bail, he reneged on his promises and was picked up again by the relevant authorities.

Sadly, his cohorts, Prince Humble who is not even an investors connived with MICHEAL OKOH, PRINCE HUMBLE ETENG,OKOI DENOCK, TOCHUKWU NWOYE, DINGCHI YARLING, Engineer Awajioma and Others to fabricate all sorts of lies against Jesam and AAS.

 

” We will not take the laws into our hands but they should be ready to face the wrath of the law of the land. These are the same people who dragged us to the security agencies and when we got there with facts they ran away and became fugitives, Out of frustrations, they devised a kangaroo world press conference to disseminate all manners of fabricated lies and deceits”

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Nestlé’s Nutritionist, Cissoko, Provides Insights On Harmonious Transition To A Balanced Diet After Ramadan

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Nestlé’s Nutritionist, Cissoko, Provides Insights On Harmonious Transition To A Balanced Diet After Ramadan

Nestlé’s Nutritionist, Cissoko, Provides Insights On Harmonious Transition To A Balanced Diet After Ramadan

The sacred month of Ramadan came to an end about 24 hours ago with Eid al-Fitr celebrations which mark the end of the fasting period.

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Nestlé’s Nutritionist, Cissoko, Provides Insights On Harmonious Transition To A Balanced Diet After Ramadan

This technically raises the issue of how to smoothly return to daily eating habits after the sunrise to sunset, no water or food long hours.

Then, breaking the fast at sunset, followed by one to two more meals before dawn. Meals during Ramadan are often more abundant and richer than usual, consumed at unusual hours of the night.

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As the sacred month of Ramadan comes to an end with Eid al-Fitr, the celebration marking the end of the fasting period, many people wonder how to smoothly return to their daily eating habits. How can one make this transition without any hiccups and adopt behaviors that promote a healthy diet while avoiding post-Ramadan nutritional pitfalls?

To guide you in this process, Dr. Cissoko, Nutritionist at Nestlé, provides some insights for a harmonious transition to a balanced diet after Ramadan.

Readjusting Your Digestive System without Rushing:

To avoid potential stomach discomfort, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea, it is recommended to opt for easily digestible foods. Fish is preferable to meat as it is lighter and easier to digest. Cooked vegetables with low fat content are also gentler on the digestive system compared to raw vegetables. Whole or semi-whole grains are rich in fiber and promote a healthy intestinal transit. Fully ripe fruits are also easier to digest than unripe ones.

Water, on the other hand, is your best ally for a smooth transition before returning to a normal diet. In addition to maintaining the body’s water balance, it plays an essential role in digestion by facilitating the process and helping eliminate toxins. Water remains the best beverage.

Lastly, prioritize small portions and take the time to chew your food well, which allows for better digestion and optimal nutrient absorption.

Opt for Gradual Changes, the Key to Dietary Rebalancing:

For a smooth transition after Ramadan, it is recommended to adopt a measured and thoughtful approach, whether in introducing different food groups or in the frequency and intensity of physical activities. Take the time to gradually introduce foods in a balanced manner, ensuring to include all necessary food groups for a healthy diet. It is important to note that physical exercise is of paramount importance in the context of a balanced diet. Light activities such as walking are particularly recommended at the beginning. They stimulate the body without subjecting it to excessive efforts. Over time, you can gradually increase the intensity of these physical activities according to your abilities. This gradual approach is the key to regaining dietary balance after Ramadan.

Avoiding Post-Ramadan Nutritional Pitfalls:

It is important to remain aware of potential nutritional pitfalls that could hinder a balanced diet.

Excessive Sugar Intake: After a period of fasting, it can be tempting to indulge in excessive sweets and desserts. It is essential to limit the consumption of added sugar and prioritize natural sources of sugar, such as fruits.

Excessive Portions: After fasting, it is common to want to compensate by eating larger portions. However, this can lead to overeating and calorie imbalance. It is important to maintain moderate portions and eat slowly to better feel satiety.

Ensuring a Good Variety of Foods: After Ramadan, it is essential to maintain a balanced diet by ensuring the inclusion of a variety of foods to guarantee an adequate intake of essential nutrients. Make sure to include a wide range of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and sources of healthy fats in your meals.

Maintaining Proper Hydration: After a period of fasting, it is important to ensure adequate hydration. Make sure to drink enough water throughout the day to maintain good hydration. It is recommended to consume at least 2 liters of water per day.

Being Mindful of Snacking: Prioritizing structured meals over snacking helps maintain a healthy weight and avoid unnecessary calorie intake.

Listening to Your Body: Relearning to listen to hunger and satiety signals is a valuable skill to adjust your diet to your true needs.

Planning to Avoid Slip-Ups: Anticipating and preparing meals is an effective strategy to stick to a balanced diet and avoid impulsive food choices.
The period following Ramadan is an opportune time to establish or reinforce healthy and sustainable eating habits. By taking conscious steps, each individual can make the most of this transition to nourish their body and mind.

At Nestlé, we encourage and support this journey by offering a variety of products and tips to accompany you in your quest for a balanced diet.

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