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Zenith Bank Receives D’Tigress (vows to continue support for basketball)

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Sponsor of the National Women Basketball League, Zenith Bank, on Thursday received the victorious AfroBasket champions, D’Tigress at the company’s headquarters in Lagos.

The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, congratulated the players and officials for the remarkable feat recorded in Bamako, Mali.

D’Tigress were glorious at the championship as they won all their matches including two against the defending champions and tournament favourites, Senegal. The first was a group match which they won 58-54 and the second was the final which ended 65-48.

Amangbo stressed that the bank and indeed Nigerians were proud of the achievement of the team at the AfroBasket

He said: “It was not only the win that was exciting but also the way you won. During the competition, we were following your progress with keen interest and it is heartwarming that you came back as champions.

“We always support people who are committed just like you. Nigerians have made a mark in basketball. We all know about the exploits of Akeem Olajunwon. Raptors is my favourite team and the GM of the team is a Nigerian.”

The Zenith Bank boss also stressed that the company will throw its weight behind the team for the World Championship slated for Spain next year.

“Now that you are going to Spain, we are going to support you again for the competition,” he added.

Captain of the team, Aisha Muhammed, commended the bank for hosting the team, and supporting the game in the country.

“I am happy to be here because the support Zenith has been giving the game is a big one for our colleagues playing in Nigeria,” she said.

The team was rewarded with cash awards, which were paid into accounts opened for them during the visit, and for which they were all presented with Debit Cards.

The vice president of the Nigeria basketball federation, Babatunde Ogunade, who led the team showered praises on Zenith Bank for its continued support for the game.

He noted the fact that the bank had through its sponsorship of the women league enabled Nigerians women basketballers to challenge for the leadership of game in Africa.

Ogunade also said that three members of the winning team, Chioma Udeaja, Nkechi Akashili and Upe Atosu featured in the recently held Zenith Women league.

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Lagos City Suya Carnival to put Lagos metropolis on world map at 50

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The Lagos metropolis under the leadership of governor Akinwunmi Ambode will be put on the world map courtesy The Lagos City Suya Carnival.

The first edition of the edible-oriented carnival is scheduled to break the world record of the longest suya/steak with the production of a single 50ft suya.

This feat is to be achieved in conjunction with the Guinness Book of World Record in Lagos, Nigeria.

A brain child of Kehinde Talabi, an amiable businessman and CEO of Suya Stops, The Lagos City Suya Carnival, is organised in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture.

The carnival, which is billed to wrap up the long month celebration of Lagos, Nigeria’s foremost state at 50, is billed to hold on October 1, 2017.

Emmanuel Uduaghan, Nike Akande, Patrick Doyle, Nikki Laoye, others step out for 20th anniversary celebration of ‘Inside Out with Agatha’

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Nigeria’s longest-running independent television talk show, ‘Inside Out with Agatha’ celebrated Agatha Amata’s 20th year anniversary as host of the show, as friends, celebrities and other well-wishers gathered for a gala dinner yesterday at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos.

In attendance at the event were former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, his wife, Roli Sheila Uduaghan; President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nike Akande, CON; Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State, Honourable Kehinde Bamgbetan; Nikki Laoye, amongst others.

Mrs. Akande delivered the goodwill message, while Mr. Emmanuel Uduaghan gave a testimonial narrating his first meeting with the host, Agatha Amata.

Representing the governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, the Special Adviser to the Governor, Honourable Kehinde Bamgbetan, delivered the keynote address.

The evening ended with the announcement of Sandra Eze – winner of The Search TV show – as the new face of ‘Inside Out with Agatha’.

ALL SET FOR ZENITH WOMEN BASKETBALL LEAGUE FINAL IN LAGOS

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Sponsor of the event, Zenith Bank, have concluded arrangements to make the final phase a big show for all the teams and the fans of the game.

Eight teams have qualified for the Final 8 of the competition after the conclusion of the third and fourth phases of the league which held in Asaba and Ibadan respectively.

The eight teams are defending champions First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos, IGP Queens of Lagos, Ist Deep Water of Lagos and Plateau Rocks of Jos.

Others who also qualified for the Final 8 which comes up in Lagos from July 22 through 29 are former champions Dolphins of Lagos, Customs of Lagos, Delta Force of Asaba and GT2000 of Abuja.

First Bank which campaigned in Group A at the Ibadan phase which ended last Friday amassed the maximum 20 points after winning all 10 games played, scoring a total of 530 points and conceded 292 with a difference of +282 while Dolphins who led in Group B also didn’t drop any game to amass 20 points, scoring 785 points and conceded 623 with a difference of +162.

In Group A, Plateau Rocks and Benue Princess tied at 13 points apiece but Plateau sailed through on superior average after the Head to Head resolution.

All the qualifiers have be advised to arrive Lagos on July 22, early enough for the Technical Meeting on July 23 for the matches which are expected to run from July 24 to 29 with an All Star Game on July 28.

Stephanie Coker Picks Greece For August Wedding

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when tube gal and socialite, Stephanie Coker Aderinokun uploaded a picture with message ‘plotting’ on her instagram page some days ago, all her celebrity friends responded with hearty ‘congratulations’ as they all know what is in the offing. Stephanie and her lover, Davade boss, Olumide Aderinokun had jointly announced their wedding date and location.
As many expected the wedding is going to be another grand affair. The destination, Mykonos, an island in Greece where fable told us that the father of the gods, Zeus fought and won many battles has all the attribute to host a wedding ceremony of class.
Many celebrities await the dawn of June 17, 2017 to behold the holy matrimony between Stephanie and Olumide whose engagement some months ago shook the city of Lagos.
From all indications the mood is set and all the vendors are at work as the bride-to-be ‘plotting’ message proved she was busy combing the city of London for the right apparels.
The wedding ceremony is being packaged by top event planner, Elohor Aisien.

Kelvin Orifa Hosts Black Tie Event

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Nigerian Marketing enterpreneur, Kelvin Orifa some days ago hosts some of his friends to an evening of cocktails and canapes merged with serious discussion.
The reason for the gathering is to intimate friends and partners of a new business idea.
Many business executives who joined the black tie event included Emamoke Ogoro, Dola Bamgboye, Elo Umeh, Bisoye Fagade, Chidi Okeke, Enitan Delonye, Kola Adewale.
On-air-personalties like Tosin Bucknor, Yaw, Olisa Adibua and Gbemi were also there with Sound Ssultan, Banky W, Iyanya and Harrysong.
The event which held at Eve Restaurant in Victoria Island Lagos would pass as a remarkable moment where Orifa’s wife, Mary delivered a powerful message that lifted the mood of everyone present.
Kelvin Orifa is the founder/CEO of EMBLUE, a new media and marketing company focusing on connecting consumers and companies in Africa and helping companies outside of Africa to access the African market. Prior to founding EMBLUE, Kelvin was consumer segments manager for MTN communications Nigeria limited.