Author: BusinessTodayNG

Pan African reinsurer, Continental Reinsurance has announced winners of the 9th Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards at the organisation’s annual CEO Summit held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Nike Popoola, a former Assistant Editor with Nigeria’s Punch Newspaper, emerged as the overall winner for the 2024 awards and has received a cash prize of US$2,000 for her exemplary print story titled “After mobile phone adoption challenges, underwriters break barriers with innovations.” This insightful piece sheds light on how insurance companies have successfully navigated challenges in mobile phone adoption and are now making significant strides in growth. Popoola, who has won the…

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The National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, on Friday announced the passing of the wife of the Commissioner for Insurance, Mrs. Oyinade Folashade Thomas, on April 12, 2024, after a brief illness. Mrs. Oyinade Thomas was a pillar of strength, support, and a source of inspiration to her family, friends, and colleagues. Her kind-hearted nature, compassion, and generosity touched the lives of countless individuals, making her an exceptional woman who will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Throughout her life, Mrs. Thomas demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to the insurance industry as she stood side by…

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Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Friday sentenced controversial cross-dresser, Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, to six months imprisonment without an option of fine for abusing the Naira. The judge while sentencing the convict, said the judgment will be a deterrent to others that are found to be abusing and mutilating the Naira. Prior to the sentence, the judge asked of his sex, and he quickly replied that he is a man. The judge ruled that the jail-term commence from March 24, 2024, the day of his arrest. It would be recall that…

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In a country with short-lived corporate excellence and a handful of centenary companies, hitting 130 years is undoubtedly a significant milestone for Nigeria’s premier financial institution, FirstBank. Experience, they say, comes with age. Nothing else aptly defines the consistent growth of First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) and its consistent reinvention as the conscience of corporate Nigeria in the face of rising competition from traditional and other shadow banking brands. Not many living Nigerians can list a single other existing Nigerian company founded in 1894, long before modern Nigeria was created. But FirstBank has not only survived the long 13 decades…

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O.J. Simpson, whose immense fame on the football field was eclipsed by his infamy off it, died Wednesday according to his family. He was 76. Simpson had been battling cancer and had been in hospice. Simpson’s attorney also confirmed his death to TMZ. “On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer,” read a statement posted by Simpson’s family on X. “He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren.” “O.J. Simpson was the first player to reach a rushing mark many thought could not be attained in a 14-game season when he topped 2,000 yards,” Pro…

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The first civil governor of Abia State and former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has been confirmed dead. According to a source close to the deceased who spoke to the sunnewsonline.com on Thursday, the former governor died after a brief illness in an undisclosed hospital in Nigeria. Late Onu during the 2023 general election, contested for the presidential flag of the All Progressive Congress (APC) but lost to Ahmed Tinubu. Details soon…

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The Eva Adelaja Girls Secondary School Old Girls Association (OGA) UK has announced the commissioning of the newly established Eva Adelaja Girls’ Secondary Grammar School Old Girls’ Association Vocational Centre. The vocational center project which is in alignment with the objective of the World Bank Project titled “Girls and Work Project” is set to be commissioned on April 17th, 2024 at the premises of the institution in Gbagada, Lagos. The centre which is estimated at the cost of N30million was developed to provide academic support and skill development opportunities for the students of Eva Adelala Girls’ Secondary Grammar School and…

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Nollywood actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, popularly called Jnr Pope, is dead. The actor died this afternoon while filming in Asaba, Delta State capital. Breaking: Another Nollywood actor, Jnr Pope is dead Nollywood actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, popularly called Jnr Pope, is dead. The actor died this afternoon while filming in Asaba, Delta State capital. According to our source, the actor died during a boat trip. The boat capsized and he, alongside two others yet to be identified actors, drowned. His body was recovered and rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead. The Delta State Chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria,…

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The Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) Mr. Mele Kyari, has reiterated the crucial role of natural gas in fuelling economic growth and industrial development in Nigeria.Kyari, who was speaking at the public presentation of the book “The Rise of Gas: From Gaslink to the Decade of Gas” authored by Engr. Charles A. Osezua, the GCEO highlighted gas’ global acceptance as a crucial energy source that sustains economic growth and drives industrial activities. Represented by NNPC Ltd’s Head of Relationship and Stakeholder Management, Mrs. Oluwakemi Olumuyiwa, the GCEO also emphasized the importance…

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The six months mandatory Credit Management Academic Improvement Programme, popularly known as “MCMAIP” introduced by the National Institute of Credit Administration (NICA) for those it has inducted through direct membership has been applauded by the top corporate and business leaders that constitutes the current stream 11th executive class. According to the comments that emanated from the class on Saturday, the business leaders, corporate directors, and enterprise managers expressed profound satisfaction with the novelty of the MCMAIP programme, stressing that it was a relevant, and impactable executive refresher course with midas touch. “This is a programme that makes you feel business…

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