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Corporate bodies back #Inspire Anambra at 30 project

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Ahead of the epic #Inspire Anambra at 30 events, more than 10 reputable companies and organisations have indicated interest to identify and partner the organisers for a successful outing.

A private sector-driven initiative, the project was conceptualised to paint vivid images of the numerous achievements Anambra has recorded in the last 30 years and by so doing, advertise the glory and great opportunities that abound in the sate.

The project will also celebrate exceptional individuals, brands and organisations owned by ndi Anambra while telling the world that they are part of the reasons Anambra State is thick.

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According to the organisers of the project, the initiative is purely a marketing campaign geared towards selling the potential of Anambra not just among states in Nigeria, but even on a global level.

Powerful brands which originated from Anambra or other respected brands promoted by Anambra people would receive limelight.

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Categories of recognition include Anambra 30 under 35 CEOs, 30 innovators and also 30 business leaders. There will also be Anambra Man of the Year award, Anambra Innovation/Tech Fair and award. Other activities include Anambra State Secondary School Essay Competition, Private School Teachers’ Conference and Anambra under 35 CEO summit.

These series of events which was supposed to kick-start in September was briefly put in abeyance to give room for the Anambra governorship election on  November 6, 2021.

Pharmaceutical giant, Megachem, roofing king, Swiss Metrotiles, proprietary/investment top brand, VFD Group, Nigeria’s pipeline numero uno, Oilserv and Nigeria’s foremost funeral company, APAMS, have indicated interest.

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JOSTUM matriculated 4607 students

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From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi

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A total of 4,607students on Tuesday matriculated for the 2020/2021 academic session at the Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi (JOSTUM) formerly known as Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) in Benue State.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Richard Kimbir who disclosed this said 3345 of the matriculating students are regular undergraduates while 362 are admitted for the sandwich programme and 900 for postgraduate programs.

Kimbir congratulated the students for scaling the hurdles of university admission process, particularly the intricacies of JOSTUM screening and registration to arrive at their present accomplishment as bonafide fresh students of the University.

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Kimbir noted that the matrication was the first to be held under the university’s new name since the federal government change the name of the institution from Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) to Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University Makurdi (JOSTUM).

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While urging the new students to define their priorities and settle down quickly to face the challenges ahead, Kimbir advised them to shun all acts capable of placing their names in the University’s black book.

“All acts of violence are retrogressive and therefore, condemnable in any decent society. I urge you to shun all forms of cultism, indecent dressing, sexual harassment, drug abuse, examination misconduct, unlawful demonstration and willful destruction of University’s property.”

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The Vice Chancellor assured that the university will continue to expand on hostel accommodation until all students are housed on campus even as he called on private investors to partner with the institution not just in the area of accommodation but transportation as well.

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Lagos shuts Billionaire Lounge, three others

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The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC) has shut more night clubs and lounges in its bid to enforce the ongoing 2022 Zero Accident Campaign (ZAC).

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The commission had last week shutdown six night clubs and lounges for not meeting up with the approved standard set by the state government.

At the weekend, four more night clubs and lounges were shut by the commission in Lekki and Ikeja area of the state.

The affected places are: D’ Prime Lounge, Lekki; Bite Billionaire Lounge, Ikeja and House 26 Bar/Lounge, Ikeja and House 26. Ikeja.

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Director-General, LSC, Lanre Mojola, said owners of some of these establishments showed flagrant disregard to the state government’s regulations to register with the commission through its www.lasgsafetyreg.com portal, despite different attempts to ensure their compliance.

“Other infractions include the non-regularization of their safety documents such as obtaining the Safety Compliance Certificate as required by Law,” he said.

He highlighted the lack of fire extinguishers, cleared marked exit routes with appropriate safety signages, food safety concerns, poor hygiene and housekeeping as other safety infractions identified by the commission.

Mojola further stated that the enforcement exercises would continue regularly across the State until such facilities complied.

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He enjoined owners and operators of such facilities to seek a safety-first policy as this preserved their businesses and enhanced the well-being of not only their staff but also visiting members of the public.

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