Having celebrated the resounding victory of Team Nigeria at the just concluded 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, United Kingdom,where Nigerian athletes broke and set new world records, the Secretary of Caretaker Executive Commitee of Lagos chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Olatutu Oladunni has clinched another Prestigeous Award of Excellence alongside the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Phemmy Adetula,who was honoured as the Sports Personality of the year.
Oladunni who was one of the Awardees, expressed her utmost happiness while receiving the Award of Excellence from the Chairman SONA Group of Industries alongside The Accord Party Presidential Candidate, Professor Christopher Imumolen.
Oladunni said it is a rare privilege and a great opportunity to be a recipient of the Award which will simply inspire her to do more.
Oladunni, who was earlier Honoured by SPORTS CENTER Lagos on 27th August in ikeja described the event as a memorable day for all practitioners in the media industry across the nation as the organisers awarded top personalities in the Nation’s security Agencies, dignitaries in various professional sphere, private personalities and reputable industrialists across the Nigeria as they all gathered to grace the 2022 edition of the National Media Conmunity Award in lagos.
She commended the effort and courage of all members of the press despite the difficult terrain, encouraging them to continue to give their best without prejudice adding that, there is always a compensation time for every hardwork.
Oladunni dedicated the Award to God Almighty the creator and to every Journalist.
Nigeria Olympic Committee Public Relations Officer,Mr PHEMMY ADETULA, who was represented by Oladunni said he is highly delighted to receive such a Prestigeous Award especially at this moment Nigeria is celebrating the success and victory of Team Nigeria at the just concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The event which held recently at the Prestigeous Lateef Jakande Hall of the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Ogba ,Lagos , had many notable personalities in attendance.
The special Guest of Honour was Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-olu. Commissioner Of Police, Lagos State,CP Abiodun Alabi was the keynote speaker.He was ably represented by the Lagos State Command Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Benjamin Hundeyin.
Legendary industrialist, the Chairman of SONA Group of Industries , A.K Mirchandani commended the beautiful role of Media in the Country.
Zenith Bank Refunds N3.23m To Angry Customer Chiamaka Agim
A leading Nigerian commercial bank, Zenith Bank has returned N3.23 million to Chiamaka Agim, a Lagos State resident whose N4.039 million was erroneously deducted on January 9.
According to reports, Zenith Bank had previously informed Agim that she would only receive N800,500 of the N4,039,900 that had been debited.
But on Monday, January 16, in the evening, the bank sent back N3,239,400.
Recently, the Zenith Bank client shared a post about the refund on her Twitter page.
Agim reported that on that Monday, the bank contacted her to provide an update on the refunded money.
“After the event, they had to put my account on pause, so I didn’t get any alerts,” the user said. I was told to visit the bank the next day,” she recalled.
“They had credited my account with N3,239,400 around 7.30 pm on Monday,” the customer said. “My account statement was printed when I got to the bank.”
She claimed to have discovered that Access, one of the two banks to which the funds were transferred, still held the remaining N800,500.
Zenith Bank stated that Access Bank is now withholding the funds and that it is not their fault at this time. They said Access Bank stated that the funds would not be released without a court order.
UBA Appoints Abiola Bawuah CEO,UBA Africa
The Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBA Africa.
According to a statement y the bank, Bawuah will also join the Group Board as an Executive Director, overseeing the Group’s operations across the African continent, outside Nigeria.
Bawuah, a Ghanaian national, is the first female CEO of UBA Africa.
Prior to her appointment, she was Regional CEO, West Africa, supervising the Group’s operations in nine subsidiaries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. She previously held the role of CEO, UBA Ghana.
Speaking on the new appointment, the Group Board Chairman, Mr Tony O. Elumelu, said, “Abiola has contributed significantly to the growth of UBA Africa for close to a decade. She brings a wealth of experience in commercial banking, and stakeholder engagement. It also gives me great pleasure that with her appointment, the UBA Group Board has now become a majority female board.”
The UBA Group also announced other appointments.
Chris Ofikulu was appointed the Regional CEO of UBA West Africa.
A statement by the bank said Ofikulu has over two decades of banking experience spanning corporate, commercial, and retail banking.
Similarly, Uzoechina Molokwu was appointed as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of UBA Ghana, subject to local regulatory approvals. He was previously the Executive Director, Business Development – UBA Côte d’Ivoire and has over 23 years banking experience.
Ayokunle Olajubu was also announced as the Managing Director/CEO UBA Liberia, subject to local regulatory approvals. He currently drives compliance across Africa subsidiaries and comes with 30 years banking experience in Nigeria and other African countries, including Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire and the Gambia.
Other appointments include that of Theresa Henshaw who was appointed as CEO of UBA UK, subject to local regulatory approvals. She was previously the DMD, Business Development, UBA America and joined the Group as ED, Business Development at UBA UK.
Usman Isiaka, currently CEO, UBA Sierra Leone, has also been appointed the Deputy CEO in UBA America, subject to local regulatory approvals.
Adeyemi Adeleke, the former CEO of UBA, UK is now the Group Treasurer. Adeleke will be working to unlock the immense value in the Group’s multi-jurisdictional balance sheet, leveraging on its presence in 24 countries within and beyond Africa.
In addition to the executive appointments, UBA has announced the retirement of High Chief Samuel Oni, an independent non-executive Director, from the board following the expiration of his tenure. He joined the UBA Group in January 2015 and served on the Board of the Group for eight years.
The Group Chairman, Mr Elumelu, expressed his appreciation to High Chief Oni, for his commitment, leadership and extensive contributions to the UBA Group and on behalf of the Board, wishes him the very best in all his future endeavours.
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