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Africa’s largest retail bank, Access Bank Plc., yesterday collaborated with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) to launch the LSETF W Initiative aimed at economically empowering women in Lagos State.

The initiative, which has a total loan portfolio of N10billion, is targeted at women-owned businesses (with at least 50% ownership share) in operation for 1-5 years.
While delivering his address, Access Bank Group Managing Director, Herbert Wigwe said: “Access Bank is fully committed to bridging the existing gap and provide women with the support they need to successfully implement their business ideas”.

“Looking at the number of women present here today, I don’t think the initial N4billion we set aside to help women will be sufficient and based on that, the initiative fund will be increased to N10billion. Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” Wigwe added.


Delivering his keynote address, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu expressed his delight at the timeliness of the initiative, including its immense opportunities for residents in the state.


“The LSETF W Initiative has come at a very critical time for our economy, as we believe that women have a great role to play towards achieving the developmental results that we seek in our state,” said Sanwo-Olu.


“It is important to leverage on the accumulation of resources built through relationships, trust, goodwill, and influence between the State and other private sector stakeholders to make things happen quickly. We are very proud of Access Bank as they continue to make available their financial and business expertise as well as their funds towards ensuring that our women are given adequate access to resources that will aid their successes,” he added.


Access Bank has a long history of supporting female empowerment, offering over 8,000 personal loans valued at over N10.6billion since 2018, with over 330 loans given to women in business valued at over N16.6billion.

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Meet Wendy Appelbaum, South Africa”s Richest Woman

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Wendy Appelbaum is a philanthropist and businesswoman, she is the chairperson of DeMorgenzon wine estate and agricultural business in South Africa, she is currently the wealthiest Jewish woman in South Africa.

 

Wendy’s worth is about 2.6 billion SA Rand, R2.6 billion, which is estimated to be around $170 million, making her the wealthiest South African woman.

 

Wendy Donna Appelbaum was born in South Africa, she is the only daughter of the South African business mogul, Sir Donald Gordon and her mother Peggy. Gordon is the founder of Liberty Group.

 

Wendy studied Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, She worked for her father at the Liberty Group after school, she also became a director at the Liberty investors.

 

Wendy is not only a businesswoman, she is a wife and a mother. She is married to Hylton Appelbaum, they have two children together, both sons, namely Nicholas and Matthew.

 

One if her sons, Nicholas is a Surgeon and her other son, Matthew is a Banker.

 

According to the source, Wendy’s husband, Hylton, manages the wine garden and holds positions in other organizations in South Africa such as being a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Chairman and Mindset Network.

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I Had Threesome With Apostle Suleman & Iyabo Ojo — Nollywood actress,Steph Nayah

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Nollywood actress, Steph Nayah, has mocked her colleague, Iyabo Ojo, after the latter debunked report that she had an intimate relationship with the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman.

 

Recall that The Eagle Online reported that an Instagram blogger, Gistlover, listed celebrities intimate with Suleman.

 

It was a list of female celebrities who it claimed to have had intimate relationships with the Apostle, adding that there were many names missing as Big Brother Naija female stars should also be included.

 

Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, confessed to have had an intimate relationship with the clergyman, claiming that she is nursing an ailment of a protruding stomach after sleeping with him.

 

According to Abubakar, the protruding stomach prompted her to deceive Nigerians last year that she welcomed a child.

 

Nayah revealed that she also had an affair with the Apostle, while narrating how she, Ojo and Suleman had a threesome.

 

Threesome is a sexual activity involving three persons at the same time.

 

In a lengthy post, Nayah noted that she has been silent on Suleman’s issue because she wanted to see how far he is willing to take the lie.

 

 

Nayah revealed how she met the Apostle in Mombasa, Kenya and he took her contact, after which they shared several intimate moments together.

 

She claimed that the Apostle flew her back to Nigeria to lodge at his girlfriend’s place, which happened to be Ojo’s house.

 

She disclosed that Ojo made her comfortable and didn’t display any mean character to her as she was comfortable with the Apostle having multiple affairs as long as her income was coming in.

 

Her post reads: “I have been very silent on Apostle Suleiman issue because I want to see how far he is willing to take this lie.

 

“I had to come on Instagram to put my story out there.

 

“I met him at the Airport in Mombasa, Kenya and he took my contact. We had sex in Dubai on that trip.

 

“He called me two weeks after and invited me back to Nigeria cutting short my trip in Dubai.

 

“He bought me a business class ticket and sent me an address in Agungi area of Lekki to wait for him at his girlfriend’s house, as he would want us to have a threesome as he enjoyed my breasts.

 

 

“Lo and behold, the house was the house of Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo @iyaboojofespris, in an estate called 5 Streets in Agungi.

 

“She made me comfortable and told me how she doesn’t mind whatever the pastor does, as long as he keeps giving her money.

 

“He had just rented the house for her and she said her black range (Range Rover) was giving her problems, as it was also in the mechanic’s place.

 

“Apostle came in around 11pm.

 

“He drove himself in a black G Wagon and his driver drove a silver range, one of his other cars.

 

“After our round of sex in Iyabo Ojo’s room, he gave her the keys to the range that she should sell the black range off since it was old already.

 

“He gave her $3000 to send to her son in the US, as he was said to be taking a trial exam and needed to pay some bills.

 

“He gave me $5000 and a key to a room at Protea hotel.

 

“I called Uber and went to the hotel to wait for him.

 

“He came on the third day on his way to Abuja and gave me another $2000.

 

“He is a nice man and the sugar daddy of most Nollywood actresses, but for God’s sake, he should stop lying.

 

“You can say this is a lie, but in your heart you will know it’s true.

 

“How you told me you don’t make money from films, but you are just doing it to keep your face and you know Suleiman carries your bill.

 

“Do you remember the house you told me Suleiman is building at Osapa and he had promised he will give you to live in.

 

“When I felt shy about our threesome, you told me that you arrange that for him always cos it’s what he enjoys and even jokes that even if he wants to have with you and your daughter, you will allow him.

 

“You want me to spill and I take the challenge.

 

“Your mother lives in the house with you in one of the other rooms upstairs.

 

“She was with us in the living room watching TV.

 

“She knows all the shit we talked about.

 

“No respect.

 

“Apostle greeted her familiarly when he came and she went upstairs before all of us later retired to your room.

 

“Your house help, a dirty looking black short girl brought me water to drink.

 

“You did a boob job to firm up your boobs paid for by apostle.

 

“Na only stomach you no see do.

 

“Should I continue??? Or you go behave now? @cossyorjiakor Nne biko leave this girl for me make I finish am.

 

“I have facts.”

 

Apostle Suleman, who had reacted to the earlier report of Gistlover on the roll call of celebrities her has had intimate relationships with, was yet to speak on the latest “dragging” by Nayah.

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