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Dollar Construction Signs MOU With Renetech AB For Solar PV Minigrid Projects In Ibadan

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The CEO of Dollar Construction, Dr Idowu Lamidi is always at his best when it comes to issues concerning the development of Oyo State.
The  estate developer who is building the Dollar Estate in Jericho, Idi-Ishin GRA and Alafara/Elenusonso area of Ibadan had stated countless times his mission to make Oyo State the envy of others in infrastructure and real estate moved an inch closer to his dreams some days ago.
At the ongoing Nordic Nigeria Connect Conference where countries like Sweden, Denmark, Finland and others seek investment plans with Nigeria, the Dollar Construction boss was able to sign a deal with Renetech AB, a Swedish company to start the development of some solar PV minigrid projects in Ibadan.
At the MOU signing ceremony in Lagos, the Swedish Ambassador and Ministers joined the Dollar Construction team as they plot a headway in the lighting of Ibadan.
Idowu Lamidi in his remarks claimed the step is a good development that signposts his company’s good intentions and dreams while reiterating his mission to change the look of construction and real estate in Ibadan and Oyo State as a whole.
The MD Dollar Construction hinted that Ibadan is going to witness a first of its kind with the MOU signed with the Swedish company as his Dollar Estate will operate a solar electricity supply which the newest technology in estate electrification all over the world.
-Ayotunde Ayanda

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‘she is a liar!’ Abuja Restaurant Fires Hilda Baci After Meet n Greet Scandal

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Vibes By Ann Restaurant, Abuja has called popular chef, Hilda Baci  a liar while threatening to sue her for contract breach.

 

The restaurant claimed to have paid the sum of 3 million naira to the Guiness Book of Record holder for a ‘Meet and Greet’ event and alleged she cancelled on them for no reason.

 

According to reports, the restaurant has advertised the event and placed a 25,000 naira per plate price on meals to be sold at the venue when Hilda dissociated herself from the event in her posts on social media.

 

The restaurant showing the receipt of a 3million naira payment made to Hilda for the event slated for June 24th, 2023 released a statement that the event has been cancelled and threatened to drag the chef before the courts.

 

Further investigations by this newspaper revealed that the restaurant did not put the prices of the food that would be served in the agreement and the noise it created must have made Hilda, who was just officially confirmed as the new record holder of the longest cook-a-thon denied knowledge of the event.

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Zainab Marwa Drags Nigeria’s Heavyweights To Book Launch

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Billionaire businessmen, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr. Femi Otedola top the list of private sector leaders who are expected to join state governors, ministers and other eminent personalities at the public presentation of a book: 101 Nigerian Women of Impact, authored by a member of the Presidential Transition Committee, Barrister Zainab Marwa, who is the daughter of former Lagos Military Administrator and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd).
The book presentation scheduled for Tuesday 16th May 2023 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, will be chaired by Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum while the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ọjájá II, and Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar will attend as royal fathers of the day.
According to the author, Barr. Zainab Marwa, the book “documents the achievements of Nigerian women who have excelled in their diversified career paths so as to serve as an inspiration to more women to keep the pursuit of their aspirations alive.”
The global unveiling of the book was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations in New York, USA on March 8, 2023 in commemoration of International Women’s Day. Special guests who spoke at the US event include: Ambassador George Edokpa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN; Erelu Bisi Fayemi, former Chairperson of Nigerian Governors Wives Forum; Ambassador Lot Egopija, Consul General of Nigeria in New York; Mrs. Chioma Hope Uzodimma, wife of Imo State governor and Fatima Kakuri, Special Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, among others.
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina will present the book review while well celebrated compère, Ebere Young will host the event as master of ceremony. Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Tallen and the Director General, National Centre for Women Development, Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir are expected to lead other top government functionaries to the occasion.
Also expected at the event are wives of state governors, top female politicians and members of the diplomatic corps and heads of foreign missions in Nigeria including United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Matthias Schmale and UNODC Country Representative, Mr. Oliver Stolpe.
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May Day Drama; Electricity Worker Falls Off Ladder During March Past With Governor Makinde

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There was a mild drama on May 1st, 2023 in Ibadan when an electricity worker fell off a ladder during a marching parade.

 

While demonstrating how electric workers operate during their march before the Governor, an official of the National Union Employee of Electricity worker fell off the ladder creating panic at the event.

 

The scene occurred as part of the union members’ salutation and demonstration when they got to the front of Governor Seyi Makinde who cheered the various unions marching past.

In an eye witness report to papermacheonline ‘While saluting the governor, some of the union members mounted and held a ladder at the base for one of them to climb.

 

Upon arriving the top of the ladder, the union member showed how electricity workers cut wire.

Things however almost went awry when the climber, while descending the ladder, had to jump down when he saw that the ladder was losing its balance on the ground.

There was however confusion as regards whether the electricity workers suffered any injury from jumping off the ladder

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