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Fidelity Bank MD Onyeali-Ikpe Makes Outstanding African Women List
First female Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, has made the list of 110 ‘Outstanding Women in Africa’ for the year 2022.
The ‘Outstanding Women in Africa’ report is developed by the New Africa Magazine, a strong believer in the culture of recognition for both men and women who have been shaping the vision and progress of the African continent.
Some others picked for the special recognition are Hon. Joyce Hilda Banda, Fmr. President of Malawi, Hon. Jewel Howard Taylor, Vice President of Liberia; Jamila Sedqi, First Moroccan Female Judge at the UN Administrative Tribunal, and Pastor Faith Oyedepo, Wife of the Founder, Winners’ Church, Worldwide.
A statement by the magazine publisher, Gift Chidima Nnamoko Orairu, said “in Africa, one needed extra hard work, dedication and focus to succeed.
“In addition to the so many factors affecting women progress on the continent at the political and socioeconomic level; a great number of women have been silenced with violence, hate, discrimination, and isolation.
“However, these Pan African women have never been silent, and have led important revolutions for democracy, freedom and social justice.
“They have gone on to write their names on the sands of time; breaking old records and setting new standards, smashing barriers and dictating the pace.”
Winner Of 61st First Bank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship Gets listed in The World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR)
Emmanuel Ojeabulu, winner of the 61st FirstBank Lagos Open Golf Championship has been listed in the WAGR.
The premier golf championship which held from 18 – 20th November at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 was keenly contested by over 190 low handicap players from several golf clubs in the country.
Benin based Emmanuel Ojeabulu won the 3-day championship.
Playing three-shots off the pace going into the last 18-holes, Ojeabulu played one of the best golf of his life, maintaining steady pars for a closing 74, 3-over the course par to win the World Amateur Golf Ranking recognized event by two shots.
Ojeabulu started his game with an opening 75, a second day score of 78 and a closing 74 to replace Ilorin based Aminu Kadir, the tournament defending champion on the winners list.
Overnight leader, 20-year-old product of David Mark Golf Academy, George Paul who was tipped to win the tournament collapsed under pressure closing with an unimpressive 79 to lose by two-shots.
In the third position is Muyideen Olaitan, three-time winner of the coveted FirstBank Lagos Open trophy while Iyare Osaze was further down on the winners chart by one-shot, leaving perennial contender, Olajide Owolabi, who shot tournaments best score of 72 on day two of the competition in the fifth position.
First Bank of Nigeria Limited, sponsors of the annual Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship has pledged its commitment to the continuous sponsorship of the tournament which is one of the longest running golf tournaments in Nigeria.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 61st edition of the tournament in Lagos on Sunday, the Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan who was represented by Executive Director, Chief Risk Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited Mr. Olusegun Alebiosu said “This year made it 61 years of our undiluted commitment to this cause, and we are absolutely delighted with the amazing support and partnership we have enjoyed from Ikoyi Club 1938 thus contributing to building a legacy not only for golf and golfers, but sports in its entirety.
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