Author: Francis Francis

In a world that bears the scars of environmental neglect and corporate excess, a new breed of entrepreneurs is rising from the ashes, wielding not just profit margins but a commitment to sustainability as their currency. The relentless pursuit of growth at the expense of the planet is being challenged, and sustainable entrepreneurship is emerging as the guiding force reshaping the business world. From Profit to Purpose: A Paradigm Shift Gone are the days when profit was the solitary North Star of entrepreneurship. In the age of environmental crisis, a seismic shift is occurring, and purpose is taking center stage.…

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In the relentless pursuit of excellence, the world of sports is undergoing a profound transformation, and at its epicenter lies a revolutionary force – data-driven analytics. In the digital age, where every move is scrutinized, every performance dissected, and every advantage sought, the marriage of sports and data is proving to be the ultimate game-changer. Unleashing the Power of Performance Analytics Gone are the days when a coach’s intuition and a player’s gut feeling were the primary navigators on the field. Today, it’s the meticulous analysis of performance data that shapes strategies, fine-tunes training regimens, and elevates athletes to unprecedented…

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has enjoined Nigerians to always support and appreciate the families of the nation’s fallen heroes. The Governor gave this charge yesterday after a Special Jumaat Service in Commemoration of the Year 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day held at the Lagos State Secretariat Community Central Mosque, Alausa. Sanwo-Olu, who was represented at the Special Jumaat by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, noted that supporting the families of the fallen heroes in whatever form is a way of appreciating the efforts of those who laid their lives for the country. He said, “They…

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The General Manager of Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs (LASODA), Mrs. Adenike Oyetunde-Lawal has urged the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) to endeavour to include Sign Language Instructors in their campaigns to ensure Persons with Hearing Impairment understand their messages. She made the call during a courtesy visit by the Executive Secretary of DSVA, Mrs. Titilayo Vivour-Adeniyi to LASODA. The General Manager, while commending the DSVA for a well-thought-out campaign methodology employed to spread their messages on zero tolerance to all forms of violence across the State, pleaded that Sign Language Instructors be included in the…

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The Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LNSA) has set up a Human Trafficking and Taskforce Centre in line with the efforts of the State Government to curb the menace of Human Trafficking across the State. The Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), stated this during the handing over ceremony of the Countering Human Trafficking Office donated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Governments of the United States and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located inside the Headquarters of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency at Oshodi. He said the Centre will bolster…

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Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, on Wednesday, adjourned till February 2, 2024 the alleged N2.7bn fraud trial involving a couple, Ruth and Oriyomi Idowu. The couple was arraigned by the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday November 28, 2023, on 20-count charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, money laundering, stealing, retention of stolen property and forgery to the tune of N2,757,188,000.00 (Two Billion, Seven Hundred and Fifty Seven Million, One Hundred and Eighty-eight Thousand Naira Only). They were arraigned alongside Food Commodity Processing Enterprise, Bonway…

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Benue State governor, Hyacinth Iormem Alia, has promised that the current administration will do everything possible to create an enabling environment for all businesses in the state to thrive. The governor made the promise at the IBB Square Makurdi, on Tuesday, during the flag-off of the first expanded National Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Clinic in the state. Governor Alia who described Benue as a State with numerous talents and different entrepreneurship skills, added that his administration is committed to enhancing the welfare of the state through judicious use of available resources. He said the government and the people…

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The Lagos State Parastatals Monitoring Office (PMO), has reiterated its commitment to ensuring an improvement in the performance and revenue generation of Government Agencies and Parastatals under its purview.   In a statement issued recently by the Office, the Permanent Secretary of PMO, Dr. Olugbemiga Aina said part of the mandate of the Office is to ensure that agencies/parastatals meet expectations and contribute to generating funds for the government to meet the yearnings of the populace. According to the release, over the years, PMO’s mission has focused on the monitoring of agencies’ activities to drive performance and financial success while also…

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In a world dominated by the relentless pursuit of success and financial prosperity, the notion of making money work for you has never been more crucial. While the daily grind may seem like an unending struggle, understanding and implementing smart investment strategies can be the key to unlocking the doors of financial freedom and living a truly fulfilling life. Gone are the days when a secure job and a fixed income were the sole pillars supporting one’s financial stability. In the modern landscape, it’s all about taking charge of your finances, leveraging opportunities, and strategically deploying your hard-earned money to…

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The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Oluyinka Olumide has reiterated the State Government’s zero tolerance for illegal developments and contraventions to Physical Planning Permit Laws. He said that in 2024, the Lagos State Government is determined to crack down on unlawful development activities and ensure strict adherence to the Physical Planning Permit Laws, emphasising the importance of maintaining order and creating a safe and organised environment for all residents of Lagos. The Commissioner stated this while commenting on the resumption of monitoring and enforcement activities by officials of Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority, (LASPPPA), led by…

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 The Director-General of the Lagos Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Idris Aregbe have condemned the proliferation and sale of adulterated drinks in bars, lounges, and nightclubs across Lagos metropolis. In a joint statement issued after a meeting held recently in Alausa, they decried the increase in the sale of adulterated drinks in nightclubs, which has posed unprecedented health risks to the well-being of the public. They said the act is condemnable, irresponsible and wicked, urging everyone to love their fellow citizens, cherish and value every life. Mojola…

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Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, Friday, said his administration would ensure completion of all ongoing projects while also initiating new ones for the sustainable development of the state.  Governor Oborevwori disclosed this during inspection of construction of storm drainage channel from Owa-Alero and its environs through Owa-Alizomor and Owa-Ofie to link Iyi-Amah stream in Ika North-East Local Government Area of the state. The Governor who was conducted round the site by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works, Engr Fred Edafiogho and Project Consultant Mr John Onwualu, expressed satisfaction with the quality and pace of work, adding that his administration has…

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In the age of entrepreneurship, the journey from a side hustle to a full-time gig has become the hallmark of individuals unapologetically chasing their dreams. If you’re fueled by passion, armed with determination, and ready to turn your side hustle into a roaring success, then consider this your roadmap to monetizing your passion like a pro. Passion First, Profit Second: Your side hustle is an extension of your passion, and that’s your secret weapon. Remember, genuine passion is contagious. It attracts like-minded individuals who appreciate authenticity. Before diving into the financial aspects, ensure your passion is at the forefront. Authenticity…

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Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori on Wednesday, said his administration would continue to improve on the agricultural value chain to ensure food security and job creation in the state.  Governor Oborevwori disclosed this while speaking to journalists after inspecting the Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS) at Mbiri Farm Settlement with 30 greenhouses for the cultivation of tomatoes and other vegetables, and the Agro-Industrial Park, Aboh-Ogwashi for rice milling and others, in Ika North-East and Aniocha South local government areas, respectively. According to him, “If you go through my MORE agenda, I said that there is going to be sustainable agriculture…

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The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris has said that the private sector has a leading role in actualizing the Federal Government initiative on Compressed Natural Gas in the country. Idris stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at the commissioning of the ABG CNG Plant and graduation of 40 CNG Conversion Technicians. Idris who described the effort of the ABG Group as noble and timely said the CNG has come to stay as a more cost-effective means in the transportation sector, and praised the foresight of President Bola Tinubu in leading the way toward the adoption of the…

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Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, has assured Deltans of his administration’s commitment to the sustainable development and advancement of the state through his MORE Agenda.  The governor who gave the assurance in his New Year Message to the people of the state, urged them to continue to remain united, focused and peaceful as they enter the year 2024. A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sir Festus Ahon, in Asaba, said Governor Oborevwori reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to providing quality and enhanced service delivery to Deltans, and expressed confidence that God would perfect everything concerning Delta and Nigeria in…

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Benue State Governor, yesterday, Hyacinth Iormem Alia expressed sadness over the death of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, who represented the people of Kano Municipal Federal Constituency, Ghali Umar Na’Abba. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Tersoo Kula, Governor Alia who described Akeredolu as a gentleman, whom as the governor, “gave his all in trying to change the fortunes of his State”, urged the good people of Ondo to take solace in the fact that his late colleague lived an exemplary and purposeful life with remarkable achievements as…

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The Lagos State Government has urged stakeholders to embrace Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as a critical tool for environmental management. Addressing a stakeholders’ engagement on mainstreaming Environmental Impact Assessment and safeguard instruments into developmental initiatives at Alausa, State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab said the move is necessary to achieve sustainable development Wahab, who was represented by the Director of Sanitation Services Dr. Hassan Sanuth, said EIA helps in identifying the likely adverse and beneficial impacts of a project to put in place measures to mitigate the adverse ones. He said Lagos remains the preferred destination…

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Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, yesterday, congratulated Deltans and Nigerians as they join the rest of the world in commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.  Governor Oborevwori’s message of felicitation was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Festus Ahon. The governor urged Christians to use the occasion to offer special prayers to God for a more peaceful, and united state and country. The Governor, while saying that Christmas was a season to show love and care for one another, urged Nigerians to use the season to eschew bitterness and work for the unity and progress of the…

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In an era dominated by technological prowess, the educational landscape finds itself at a crossroads, compelled to reconsider traditional paradigms in the face of the digital age. The relentless surge of online learning platforms has not merely disrupted the status quo; it has thrust education into an epoch where adaptability is no longer a choice but an imperative. Online learning platforms have ceased to be mere alternatives; they are becoming the lifeblood of education in the 21st century. The impact of this digital revolution is seismic, reverberating through classrooms, lecture halls, and the hallowed halls of academia. The question is…

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Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has said that the promotion of patriotism and nationalism is a strategic approach to curb violent crimes such as banditry, kidnapping, and terrorism in the country. Idris, who stated this in Abuja on Friday when he received the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa on a courtesy visit to his office, said the surest way to counter the wave of crime is to instill a sense of patriotism among citizens and foster a strong national identity as a united front against violent crimes. “The concept of nationalism, nationhood, and patriotism must…

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Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State, has congratulated Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, Prince Ned Nwoko, on his 63rd birth anniversary yesterday.  In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Festus Ahon, in Asaba, the governor stated that Nwoko, a former member of the House of Representatives, made significant contributions to the growth of his Idumuje-Ugboko village in Aniocha North Local Government Area as well as the political evolution of Delta. Governor Oborevwori commended the lawmaker for his patriotic services to the state and nation, particularly with his Malaria Eradication Project in Africa. The Governor said: “On behalf…

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Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, on Wednesday, inaugurated Chairmen and members of 12 Boards of Agencies of the state government with a call on them to always put the interest of the state first in all that they do. Governor Oborevwori charged the new appointees and other political office holders in the state to shun prejudice in all its ramifications by working for all Deltans regardless of ethnic, religious, or political affiliation. He noted that the collective strength of Delta as a state was in the diversity of its people, adding that political appointees must strive to strengthen the bond…

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Delta State Government, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited and the UTM Offshore Ltd, Tuesday, signed a Shareholders Agreement for the development of first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas, FLNG in Nigeria.  Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kingsley Emu and Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Justice, Mr Omamuzo Erebe signed for the Delta State Government, while the Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mele Kyari and Group Managing Director Julius Rone signed for NNPC Limited and UTM Offshore, respectively. With the agreement Delta State Government will own eight percent share of the project, NNPC Limited 20 percent and UTM Offshore…

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The Delta State Government is charting a course to usher a wave of opportunities with the ambitious goal of its Special Economic Zone to create jobs for 1000 youths by the dawn of 2024. The Delta State Special Trade Economic Zone, serving as the nucleus of this groundbreaking initiative, is slated to become a hub of economic activities and innovation following modalities to partner with foreign investors. Addressing journalists yesterday in Asaba, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Special Economic Zone, Koko and Kwale, Pastor Godwin Samson Akpovie emphasized the commitment to fostering an environment conducive to sustainable growth…

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In the intricate tapestry of human well-being, the threads of mental and physical health are inextricably woven together. While society often compartmentalizes these aspects, dismissing mental health as an afterthought, the undeniable truth is that the mind and body share a profound and unbreakable connection. Ignoring this symbiotic relationship is not only detrimental to individuals but undermines the very foundation of holistic health. At the forefront of this alliance is the acknowledgment that mental health is not a siloed entity operating in isolation. The state of one’s mind is an architect, sculpting the contours of physical well-being. Scientific evidence now…

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The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has been decorated as the Grand Patron of the National Council for Women Societies, (NCWS) Nigeria at an impressive ceremony at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. At the event, Senator Oluremi Tinubu noted that the NCWS has always been a beacon for advocacy addressing systemic issues that affect women in Nigeria even as the nation strives to create a more equitable and empowered society, where women are not just beneficiaries but integral contributors to the nation’s progress and prosperity. She noted that “The NCWS is…

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The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, FNIPR, has called for enhanced strategic communication in achieving effective policing and peaceful coexistence in Nigeria. He made the remark during the annual Police Public Relations Officers (PPROs) Conference in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Underlining the theme of the conference, “Enhanced Strategic Communication as the Panacea for Effective Policing and Peaceful Coexistence in Nigeria,” the Minister commended the Nigeria Police Force for recognizing the critical importance of communication in today’s dynamic and complex world. He acknowledged the commitment of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, to fostering professionalism and respect…

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President Bola Tinubu has said his administration is prioritizing and improving Nigeria’s health sector through massive investments and the allocation of increased funds to the sector in the proposed 2024 budget.  The President made this declaration at the unveiling of Nigeria’s Health Sector Renewal Investment Initiative and the signing of the Health Renewal Compact by Federal, State Governments, and Development Partners in Abuja on Tuesday. The event was a part of activities marking Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, observed annually on December 12. “Delivering improved quality health is an underpinning factor in my promise of Renewed Hope to Nigerians. That…

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In a scathing commentary, prominent social critic Reno Omokri has vehemently admonished parents for jeopardizing the cultural identity of their offspring in a relentless pursuit of opulence. Omokri, known for his outspoken views, warned against the destructive consequences of raising children who are detached from their African roots. “Don’t destroy your children all because you want them to be posh,” Omokri declared in a stark call to action, imploring parents to strike a balance between affluence and cultural preservation. The commentary, released as a rallying cry for cultural awareness, emphasized the importance of instilling a strong sense of African heritage…

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