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Skye Bank Launches Support For Small Scale Businesses

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Skye Bank Plc has taken another bold step towards entrepreneurial development in Nigeria as it supports in the spirit of David, the organisers of celebrity takes two (CT2) show, in putting together a successful programme this year.

Mr. Kayode Akinyemi, head, Corporate Affairs Sky Bank Plc, stated that “Sky Bank was supporting the 13-week programme with a view to bringing to the fore the inherent entrepreneurial talents in the youth in Nigeria.

According to him, “Small Scale enterprises constitute the bedrock of the aggregate economy and must be duly supported for the gross domestic product to grow and thereby bring about real development to the people in different parts of the country”.

Apart from the fact that the initiative would assist in reducing the pressure in the nation’s labour market, Akinyemi said the show, would get many youths busy thereby reducing the rate of crimes in the country.

The bank’s spokesman expressed optimism that once all these are effectively taken care of, the on-going campaign for re-branding of Nigeria that is being championed by the Federal Ministry of Information would be complemented.

“This is a veritable programme aimed at boosting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Nigeria. The nation’s entertainment industry in the country is growing at a very alarming rate, one that is ready to face competition from any part of the world.

Sky Bank has therefore discovered the enormous economic potentials of the sector and would be ready at any point in time to grow the entrepreneurial talents in the youths who might choose to pick career in that industry”, he added.

The show, according to Akinyemi, will effectively encourage the youths, help to develop their inherent talents and also enhance their entrepreneurial skills. Aside the youths, Akinyemi said the show will also promote dance and is many benefits within Nigeria celebrities and by extension, their fans.

He said, “the viewers will definitely be inspired and challenged as they watch their celebrities try out something new and daring.

It will also no doubt encourage them to try out dancing and by so doing experience its liberating means of self expression as well as its therapeutic effect as a form of exercise.

Akinyemi assured contestants and the general public that Sky Bank would always be ready to say yes to their needs in whatever form it makes meaning to them; adding the bank is a responsible corporate entity, determined o build a stronger Nigeria.

An offshoot of spirit of David, a leading dance group in Nigeria, the 13 week programme will be managed by FCB Redline, a frontline public relations outfit.

The programme is parading from the movie industry contestants like Stella Damascus, Fathia Balogun, Yemi Blag, Dagore Egbuson and veteran actor Fred Amata. From the music scene, the programme is featuring Kel, Zaki Azzay, Yinka, Davies, Obiwon and Saze.

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Stakeholders Meet To Assess Nigeria’s Preparedness For AFCFTA

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Stakeholders are expected to converge in Lagos today to take a look at the Nigeria’s preparedness to maximize the gains of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). 
The Tide learnt that stakeholders will be converging at the instance of a popular online newspaper, Primetime Reporters, to assess the progress made so far by the Federal Government through the National Action Committee on AfCFTA agreement.
The event which is the Third Annual Lecture and Awards of the online medium has as its theme: “Assessing Nigeria’s Preparedness to Maximize the Gains of AfCFTA.” 
The event will also witness conferment of awards on eight eminent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in various fields of human endeavours.
The Managing Director/Editor-In-Chief of Primetime Reporters, Mr. Saint Augustine Nwadinamuo, made this known in a statement made available to The Tide in Lagos on Monday.
According to him, the event will hold at the National Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos beginning from 10.00am.
Nwadinamuo said that the event would be chaired by a renowned legal practitioner, Barr. Osuala Emmanuel Nwagbara of the Maritime and Commercial Law Partners, Lagos, while the Director General, Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Dr. Muda Yusuf, would be the lead paper presenter.

By: Nkpemenyie Mcdominic, Lagos

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EFCC Nabs 419 Kingpin Over N250m Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested a leader of a deadly 419 syndicate, Abayomi Kamaldeen Alaka (a.k.a Awise) over an alleged attempt to swindle an innocent Nigerian of N250 million. 
The Tide learnt that the syndicate operates from a shrine at Ashipa Town, near Abeokuta, Ogun State.
According to a statement made available to The Tide in Lagos on Sunday, by the EFCC, Awise’s arrest followed a petition by his victim, Juliet Bright who lost N250m to the fraudster after she was tricked to provide money for sacrifices and invocations to heal her of an ailment.
The statement said Bright was introduced to Alaka by one Akinola Bukola Augustina (a.ka. Iya Osun) whom she met on Facebook in the course of her search for solutions to her health challenge. 
What drew her to Augustina was the latter’s post under the name, Osunbukola Olamitutu Spriritual Healing Centre.
 Once Bright contacted Augustina, the latter promised to heal her if she could pay N16 million. 
The victim paid the money through an Access Bank account belonging to one Mohammed Sani, who later turned out to be a Bureau De Change Operator.
After paying the money without receiving healing, Augustina transferred the victim to other members of the syndicate, notably Awise. 
Bright revealed that she met Awise at his shrine in Ashipa Town and was hypnotized and subsequently transferred various sum through bank accounts and in cash to the suspect and his syndicate members, until she lost N250 million to them.
Despite all the monies collected from her, her health conditions has never improved.

By: Nkpemenyie Mcdominic, Lagos

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Expert Wants Farmers To Grow Plant Produce For Export

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An expert in Quarantine Agriculture, Dr Vincent Ozuru, has advised Nigerian farmers to give more attention to growing plants produce that could be exported.
He said that plant like the hibiscus, popularly known as Zobo is on high demand in some countries around the world, today.
Ozuru who gave the advice while speaking to aviation correspondents at Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, noted that some plants produce, particularly hibiscus, had yielded huge revenue to the Federal Government through export.
According to him, Nigeria exported about 1,983 containers of hibiscus to Mexico alone in 2017 and earned $35 million within nine months of that year.
The agricultural quarantine expert explained that the export of the plant had a setback as a result of storage pest discovered by the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service in some consignments.
“The issue has now been taken care of and the export is resuming again, and all matters have been resolved with the stakeholders across the value chain.
“Mexico is the largest importer of Nigerian hibiscus, and our farmers should brace up to the challenge.
“The good news is that Nigeria has a vast growing belt in hibiscus, and the harvest is available all year round.
“We need to take advantage of this opportunity to earn foreign exchange for ourselves and for the country at large, even with the commitment of the present administration to diversify the economy”, he said.
Ozuru called on Nigerian farmers to show more commitment to the growing of export produce and also endeavor to get ready information on it in order to increase their income.

By: Corlins Walter

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