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Old Mutual supports LASG’s remote learning drive in vulnerable communities

In response to the Covid-19 inspired shutdown of schools in Lagos State, the Nigerian subsidiary of the pan-African insurance firm and global financial services provider, Old Mutual Limited, has partnered the Lagos State Ministry of Education to drive remote learning for students in vulnerable communities. Senior representatives from Old Mutual and

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LSETF Re-launches Idea Hub for Tech Start-ups

In line with its mandate to provide entrepreneurship solutions, training, and upskilling opportunities to innovative entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Lagos tech ecosystem, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has re-designed the Idea Hub Programme, under its Lagos Innovates Programme.  The Lagos Innovates Idea Hub Programme is a 12-week incubation

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ElectHER, Nigerian female-focused political advocacy organization, receives $100,000 grant

ElectHER has received $100,000 in grants from Diatom Impact and the United States National Endowment for Democracy (NED). In an agreement with both organizations for a one-year duration starting July 2020, ElectHER will implement activities aimed at increasing women's political representation and leadership in Nigeria. Diatom Impact has committed to support ElectHER

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Leadway Assurance champions cybersecurity awareness amidst increasing digital risk

Leadway Assurance Company Limited, one of Nigeria's foremost insurer, on Monday, July 13, 2020, hosted global industry thought leaders and subject matter experts to an online discourse to x-ray the rising cyber-risks in local and international businesses, as well as the various ways to mitigate the threats and attacks.  The webinar,

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Covid-19: PepsiCo pledges 1 Million GiveMealsGiveHope initiative to fight hunger across communities

PepsiCo Nigeria has unveiled 1 Million GiveMealsGiveHope initiative to provide meals to vulnerable communities amidst the COVID-19 crisis. This initiative led locally by PepsiCo and enabled by The PepsiCo Foundation – the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo, will serve more than 1 million meals to communities most impacted by the socio-economic

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Leadway Assurance Holds Virtual AGM; Pays N38.5bn Claims in 2019

Leadway Assurance Company Limited has held its 48th Annual General Meeting (AGM) via a virtual platform in strict compliance with social distancing recommendations by the World Health Organisation, the Federal and the State Governments, as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.  At the Virtual AGM, the company presented

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LSETF Beyond Lending: Being supportive in the face of a pandemic

The responsibility of every forward-thinking Government is to provide an enabling environment aimed at facilitating productivity, causing its people to thrive and impact prosperity, both for the economy and every resident. Exemplary policies and interventions that enable economic advancement through employment generation and wealth creation must be established.  With the Government

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WOWBii Interactive Readies Nigeria’s State Governors for Immersive Virtual Interactions

WOWBii Interactive, Africa's first Original Equipment Manufacturer of Interactive Flat Panel Displays (IFDP) is working with Nigerian State Governors to establish virtual meetings with immersive collaboration capabilities reducing the need to travel out of their different domains. WOWBii is achieving this through its Wowbudd platform, which offers technology-enhanced solutions that

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Exclusive: Inside the youth gangs terrorizing parts of the Mainland

The COVID-19 inspired lockdown in Lagos State has been dominated by the news of youth gangs terrorising residents in different communities of the Lagos Mainland. Two gang names were more prominent in the reportage: The 1 Million Boys, and The Awawa Boys.   The terror unleashed by these gangs operating across neighbourhood

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Ogba, Ejigbo communities under siege despite Police and Sanwo-Olu assurances

There is unease and panic among residents of Ogba, Ejigbo, Fagba and Meiran communities on the Lagos Mainland as the dreaded 1 Million Boys continue to provoke terror in the neighbourhood almost unchecked.  The nightly attacks continue unhindered despite assurances of increased security response by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide

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