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David Beckham Launches First Global Voice Petition To End Malaria

David Beckham, Malaria No More launches first global voice petition to end malaria

David Beckham, former captain of the English national football team, today joined Malaria No More, a United Kingdom-based organisation to launch the world’s first voice petition to end malaria with the campaign Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live.

In a short film using emerging AI video synthesis technology, the petition reveals David Beckham speaking nine languages – calling on people to join the campaign and demand action by visiting The petition aims to get the attention of world leaders ahead of critical funding decisions for the Global Fund, to tackle malaria in six months’ time.

Glitz And Sounds; Echoes From MTV Base 14 Years Anniversary

It was a night of lights, drinks and good music as MTV Base celebrated fourteen years of showcasing African music to the world.
The Mainland Block party took place at the Secret Garden, Ikeja, Lagos and was compered by MTV Base VJ, Nenny B and Bolly Lomo with featured performances by leading artistes like Zlatan, Chinko Ekun, Skibii and Y Cee.
The MTV Base birthday celebration was witnessed by Country Manager, VIMN Africa, Bada Akintunde-Johnson and Senior Chanel Manager, Funmi Oyeneye.
With over 1,500 merrymakers all over Lagos in attendance, the MTV Base truly pulled out all stops for the big celebration.
From dance competitions, to a relaxing VVIP poolside guest spot, the company staged an exciting gig that would take the mention in the entertainment industry for some time.
Fans of the channel freely mixed with celebrities like Falz, Niniola, DJ Spinall, DJ Neptune, Reekado Banks, Iyanya, Bizzle Osikoya, Tosin Ajibade and many others who attended the exciting, fun session.

Celebrities Roll Call As Chude Jideonwo Opens The Joy Hub

Timi Dakolo, Iyin Aboyeji, Adebola Williams, Adaora Mbelu, Bolanle Olukanni and many other prominent people witnessed the launch of the pilot location of The Joy Hub at Surulere, Lagos some days ago.

Initiated by Joy Inc. in partnership with Mentally Aware Nigeria and Olamma Cares, the hub is a non-clinical, non-judgmental, non-discriminatory emotional and mental health walk-in centre where young people dealing with depression, trauma, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts can access help.

Speaking at the event, the founder of Joy Inc. Chude Jideonwo expressed excitement at the launch while stating that the vision is to build at least 20 more centres across West Africa by the end of 2020, with a hub set up in every community across the continent by 2035.

He explained that depression and anxiety have become a global public health crisis, and with Joy, Inc.’s research in partnership with NOI Polls revealing that 60 million Nigerians are at risk of depression, it has become urgent to marshal the public imagination and resources across Africa to tackle the issue and build more healing communities.

Dr. Kitan Jinadu, the representative of the Lagos State Mental Health Desk and Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Health, commended the team on the brilliant initiative, stating that such initiatives are needed to address the mental health epidemic.

Dr. Gbonjubola Abiri, a psychiatrist and member of Joy, Inc.’s Global Advisory Council said, “The Joy Hub is very important because young people need safe spaces where they can go to let out their emotions and speak to people that they feel are safe and can pour out their hearts to. The Joy Hub has come to stay for this purpose and the partnering organizations will work on ensuring that the work continues to progress.”

Led by the Operating Officer of Joy, Inc., Damola Morenikeji, the guests were taken on a tour of the Hub, with workspaces for the partnering organizations, lounge, counseling rooms, meeting rooms, The Affirmation Wall and the ‘screaming room’ – for those who need space to let out their emotions .

The launch of the Hub was commemorated by the official opening of the helpline which people can call for necessary mental and emotional help or just someone to talk to.

‘Style By Zenith’ Debuts In Lagos

Zenith Bank Plc is set to light up the social and entertainment scene this December with the launch of “Style by Zenith”.

“Style by Zenith”, a flagship Lifestyle, Beauty, Fashion, Accessories and Entertainment fair, powered by Zenith bank in conjunction with Fashion One, a foremost international lifestyle and entertainment company, would hold in Lagos on Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Open Ground by Four Points Hotel, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The two-day fair is a potpourri ofLifestyle activities featuring runway modelling by leading Nigerian and international models accessorized by top designers, beauticians, beauty and lifestyle products manufacturers, accessory makers, food and confectionary, entertainment for adults and children as well as performances by top Nigerian artistes, amongst other activities.

Speaking on the launch of the platform, the General Manager of Zenith Bank Plc. and Coordinator of the event, Mrs. Adobi Nwapa, noted that: “‘Style by Zenith’ is a unique platform through which the bank will connect with and create value for its customers by focusing on various aspects of their lifestyle. It is an all-inclusive fair that seeks to engage and entertain both the young and old during this festive period ’”.

“Style by Zenith” is geared towards engaging the Lifestyle ecosystem and connecting the consumers to every aspect of quality and affordable living, thereby helping them live their best lives in their own interest.

It is a holistic eventaimed at connecting the SMEs and retail segment to a multiplicity of clientele through multiple factors which dictate and direct their everyday lifestyle choices ie;beauty, fashion, entertainment, food and general lifestyle (Travel, automobile, houses) thus facilitating the growth of the individual retail and SME businesses.

The crux of the ‘Style by Zenith’ campaign is the by-line… Live your best life. It is an aspirational call to people on all socio-economic strata of society, telling them they deserve and can indeed get, not just more, but the BEST QUALITY, out of life at affordable prices.

The fair will be multi-media and experiential as well,covering as much of human lifestyle existence as possible by taking advantage of all the product offerings by the exhibitors.

Established in 1990, Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s biggest bank by tier-1 capital, provides corporate, business retail and personal banking products through its network of over 500 branches and business offices, serving millions of customers.

The Zenith brand, which centres on “People, Service and Technology”, proudly identifies with the ‘Style by Zenith’ Fair, which offers the retail space quality and affordable lifestyle, enabling us all to live our best lives.


Nsima Ekere Picks New Telegraph’s Leadership Award

Dignified personality, Nsima Udo Ekere, the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate for Akwa Ibom State for the 2019 election, sparkled like a cluster of shinning stars at the 2018 edition of New Telegraph Awards that took place at the expansive Balmoral Hall of Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos in the early hours of today Saturday the 18th 2018 as The New Telegraph Newspaper honoured him with an award.
The event had some prominent Nigerians likes of the Chairman, BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chief Dan Chukwudozie of Dozzy Group, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi who all came in good numbers to the colourful ceremony.
Interestingly, Ekere was recognised and honoured with Corporate Leadership Award for the second consecutive year. Despite exhibiting profound humility his sterling qualities can not be in any way caged that no matter how he tries to conceal his valour and feat, he is always espied like the golden fish.
One thing that has remained on the lips of many is that Esima remains impressively humble and immune to conceit, treading a rare path to acclaim thus, attracting honour in torrents, from home and abroad.
A reason why he is extremly popular among his people and the outside world.
Dr. Ekere, while thanking the Management and Staff of the New Telegraph, for finding him worthy of the honour, promises not to come short in his mission to impact positively in the lives of people both home and abroad to improve the quality of lives they live in any way possible to him.
To those who know him, one of the things that has worked in his favour is his exploit at the NDDC where he is serving as the substantive MD. The very humane figure keeps getting approval and commendstion from the his people because of his effort at that federal agency.
No one can doubt his competence on the job because he has been delivering. little wonder the leaders of the APC queued up behind the native of Ikot Oboroenyin, Edemaya Clan in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, for his emergence as the flagbearer for the coming governorship election in the state.
Following Ekere’s emergence as governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the nooks, crannies and political circuits of the state are ecstatic with joy with songs on the lips of everyone is “Ekere is the Best Man For The Job”!

‘Be disciplined’ Zenith Bank Boss, Amangbo Charges Golden Eaglet, Affirms Bank’s Commitment To Sports

The MD/CEO of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has charged the players of the country’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, to be more disciplined as their talents alone cannot take them to the pinnacle of their career.

Amangbo made this appeal during the visit of the Golden Eaglets and the Nigeria Football Federation Executive board members led by its president, Amaju Pinnick, to the headquarters of the bank on Friday.

According to him, the future is bright for the boys but without discipline, hardwork and dedication to their work, it might be difficult for them to get to the top as he also adviced them to do away with some vices that might cut short their career.

“I am delighted to have everyone here and I wish to thank the NFF for the great job they have been doing in the past few years,” Amangbo said.

“Today (Friday) is not about the NFF but the footballers (Golden Eaglets). From this moment, they are now members of the Zenith Bank family as we have opened an account for them with a token as I really want them to imbibe the culture of saving so as to secure their future.

“You guys have a great future ahead of you but I will advice you to be disciplined, skills alone cannot take you there. You must always listen to your coaches, take your training seriously and also be hard working.

“I also want to advice you to avoid some substances like drugs, smoke, always stay focus, eat moderately so as not to get pot belly, drink moderately and also becareful of women because I cannot ask you to stay away from them.”

In his closing remark, he asked the players to take their education seriously as they are going to fall back on it after their career.

NFF President Pinnick stated that the federation was elated about the progress of the youthful footballers.

“We are always happy with Zenith Bank because the support was total from the beginning. We have also made progress with the youth team. Many of the U-17 players graduated from the Zenith U-15 team. We believe more successes will be recorded with this partnership,” Pinnick said.

written by Ayanda Ayotunde