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‘3sc Woes Not Financial, Shake Up Imminent’ -Chairman, Gbolagade Busari

The Executive Chairman of the Shooting Stars Sports Club, 3SC, Mr Gbolagade Busari has hinted that major decisions at improving the fortunes of the club will be made in a matter of More »

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

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, More »

Zenith Bank Hails D’Tigress For Winning NWL

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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’.


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Zenith Bank is to partner with ReadAmana to encourage participation by more students in the annual Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, Group Managing Director, Peter Amangbo has said.

Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday while receiving the Nigerian contingent to the 2017 edition of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) held in Disneyland, California, USA, Amangbo said the bank was encouraged by the performance of the team and would work with the Nigerian organisers to enlarge the competition.

Katherine Eta of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos last week emerged the third place winner in the keenly contested 2017 World Championship, the only African winner in the competition.

Nigeria was represented at this year’s championship with the support of Zenith Bank Plc. by Katherine, Husna Bello, Glisten International Academy, Abuja, FCT; Ogon Holdings, Deeper Life High School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; Adeniran Oluwatamilore, Louisville Girls High School, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State; Oloriegbe Favour, Childville Schools, Ogudu, Lagos and David Eta, Childville Schools, Ogudu, Lagos, Lagos State.

Man Sues Delta State Over Paris London Club Refund


One Dr Mauice Ibe has filed a motion exparte in an Abuja High Court over the recently released Paris-London refund to the Delta State government.

Ibe who is the Chairman of Mauritz Walton Nigeria also joined the Attorney-General of Delta State in the suit where he claimed the sum of twenty seven million dollars and an additional three billion naira due to him and his companyas consultancy fee in the refund excess deduction in foreign loans recently shared by the Nigerian government among the federating states.


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Award winning Nigerian schoolgirl, Katerine Eta, has challenged other students to see failure as a call to put in more efforts rather than an excuse to quit.

Katherine of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos last week emerged the third place winner in the keenly contested 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) held in Disneyland, California, USA.

The award-winning girl’s advice came as ReadManna, organisers of Nigerian competition that gave her the platform to compete at the World Championship is targeting more schools in order to give opportunities to more students.

Speaking at the Murtala International Airport on arrival on Saturday from the United States, Katherine said, “you shouldn’t see failure as a reason for you to quit, failure should be a reason for you to work harder to do more of what you have already done”.

The schoolgorl, whose attendance at this year’s championship with support from Zenith Bank Plc., is the only African Champion in this year’s championship. The bank has partnered with ReadAmana, since 2007 and sponsored Nigerian winners’ participation in the World championship.

“Last year I went for the world championship and I came tenth in the world and I decided that I was going to go again this year doing a different programme and this year because I work harder and because I was more determined, I came third in the world,” Katherine said, citing her own example to encourage other students.

On what she planned to do with her newly acquired expertise in the Microsoft application, Katherine said she intends to get better still at using it and then help use the knowledge to help others.

Also speaking on Saturday, Chair of ReadManna, Mrs. Ednar Agusto, said the organisation plans to expand the Nigerian competition in order to give more students the chance to acquire competencies in Microsoft applications.

On her motivation for the initiative, Agusto said it was borne out of the reality that competence in the use of the applications can help to increase productivity and improve self-esteem in the students.

“You know you will be able to stand and be able to do more things, it is a solid foundation in this ICT world because today, digital literacy is the language of the economy, so if you don’t know how to speak this language you are at a disadvantage, so we decided to start at the grassroots, work with the schools so that these children can have the right foundation and from there, they can move on to more advanced computer certification and knowledge,” she said.
She promised that the organisation will invite more public schools to participate in the competition, saying that only one public school, Lagos State Model College, Meiran competed in the Nigerian championship, with fifteen students representing.

For her effort, sixteen-year-old Katherine, whose attendance at the competition was made possible by Zenith Bank, received $1,500, a NuVision Solo 10 Draw Tablet at the world championship and another N750,000 ReadManna Chairman’s Prize. Wai Feng Cheng (Hong Kong) and Chi Kei Leong (Macao) came first and second respectively.

The annual Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is a global competition that tests student’s skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Apart from Katerine, four other Nigerian students represented Nigeria at the competition which is open to all students aged between 13 and 22 years enrolled in an academic institution.

The other members of the Nigerian delegation were Husna Bello, Glisten International Academy, Abuja, FCT; Ogon Holdings, Deeper Life High School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; Adeniran Oluwatamilore, Louisville Girls High School, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State; Oloriegbe Favour, Childville Schools, Ogudu, Lagos and David Eta, Childville Schools, Ogudu, Lagos, Lagos State.

The team was accompanied to the championship by an ICT Teacher from Glisten International Academy, Abuja, Stephen Adeyemi.

The 2017 MOSWC in versions 2013 and 2016 of the Microsoft programs was contested worldwide by about 1.1 million students from 140 countries. 157 students from 50 countries eventually qualified to compete in the world finals in Disneyland, California.

This year’s championship conducted annually by ReadManna in Nigeria was held over a period of 7 months between 1 August, 2016 and 30 April, 2017 with about 882 entries from 20 Secondary Schools in Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Kwara States and the FCT.

The competition ended with 112 out of the 161 students shortlisted for the national competiiton certified in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Zenith Bank Women Basketball: First Bank Beat First Deepwater To Retain Title


Defending champions of the Zenith Bank
Women Basketball League, First Bank Basketball club of Lagos
at the weekend defeated First Deepwater also of Lagos 84-53
to emerge champions of this year’s competition.
It was a straight forward win for the
bankers as they started the game with intent, winning all
the quarter except the third quarters won by Deepwater.

First Bank won the winning price money
of N1.5m while the second place team were rewarded with
IGP Queens defeated Dolphins Basketball
Club in the third place match to cart home N1m for their endeavour.

Speaking with our correspondent, centre
for the winner, Atosu Upe, said they emerged champions due
to their hard work and dedication while also promising to
make the country proud when they play on the continent.

The game was however dominated with
poor Shooting from both teams.

Present at the final was the Group
Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Mr. Peter Amangbo, former
president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation president,
Tijani Umar, alongside other dignitaries.



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.