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14–year old wins UBA Foundation essay competition

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Odjegba Omesiri, a 14-year-old pupil, has emerged the overall winner of the UBA Foundation national essay competition.

Omesiri, a student of the International High School, Delta state, clinched the first position at the grand finale, which held at UBA House, Marina Lagos, on Monday.

She beat 11 other finalists selected from over 6,000 entries from students of senior secondary schools across Nigeria.

The winner carted away a brand new laptop as well as an educational grant worth N2 million to study in any African university of her choice.

The organiser said this year’s edition saw over 500 percent increase in participation and that pupils across every state of the federation took part in the exercise.

Omesiri, who was escorted by her mother, said she was excited to have come top in the competition.

She said the experience had given her the confidence that she can face great challenges and conquer.

Winning the competition, she said, would help her pursue her childhood dreams of becoming a gynecologist.

“This is something I prayed about and worked hard to achieve. I was in shock to hear my name announced as the winner and my mother and I cried for joy,” she said.

“I am indeed very grateful to UBA and the Foundation for this huge opportunity and making me believe in myself. This grant will go a long way to support my bid for quality education.” 

Odjegba and Dorothy, her mother, celebrating after she was winner of the competition.

The second prize was bagged by Ozemoka Emesomi, 15, a student of University Preparatory Secondary School, Edo state, who won a N1.5 million educational grant and a laptop, while the third prize of N1 million and a brand new lap top went to Adiankpo Christopher of the Nigerian Christian Institute, Akwa Ibom state. 

The other nine finalists all received brand new laptops.

Bola Atta, managing director of UBA Foundation, while congratulating the winners commended them for their exceptional brilliance.

“Every student who sent in an entry is a winner. To be confident about your writing skills and ambitious enough to enter a competition to further enhance your educational path is laudable,” she said.

“For those that did not win, I would say do not be discouraged. Take it as a challenge to perfect your writing skills and enter for the competition again in 2019.”

Omesiri displaying her prize of N2m educational grant

According to Atta, UBA Foundation, being the CSR arm of UBA Plc, makes it a point of duty to give back to communities where the bank operates. Education in any capacity, Atta noted, remains of the Foundation’s focus area as it is the bedrock of any nation. 

In his remarks, Kennedy Uzoka, managing director/chief executive officer of UBA Plc, said the bank is happy to be touching lives and making a “solid impact”.

“We have indeed noted the increase in the cost of living and have therefore increased the prize money by 100 per cent in all the categories,” he said.

Seeing past winners tell their stories on the impact the grants have made on their education and particularly how the financial burden was lifted off their parents, gives us joy that our foundation is unique and deeply touching lives.”

The competition has been taken to other African countries, including Ghana, Senegal, Mozambique and Kenya.

UBA is one of Africa’s leading banks with operations in 20 African countries. It also has presence in the global financial centres; London, New York and Paris. 

UBA provides banking services to more than 15 million customers globally, through diverse channels.

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Polaris Bank partners Digivate 360 to build capacity of SMEs

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Polaris Bank as part of its strategy to provide empowerment opportunities for prospective and existing Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SME) customers, has partnered Digivate 360, a local partner of Facebook, to provide digital marketing training to SMEs. This is to enable SMEs leverage digital marketing tools to grow their businesses and compete on a global scale.

This is in line with the Bank’s brand purpose as a future forward enterprise positioned to meet the challenges of the new age by being the enabler and pathfinder for those who want to keep being relevant in their endeavors.

SMEs are to leverage digital tools to boost their businesses and compete on a global scale.

According to the Group Head, Products and Markets Development, Adebimpe Ihekuna, the initiative is in line with the Bank’s core value of continuous learning and commitment to the growth and competitiveness of SMEs in the country by training them on the use of social media to drive business.

Commenting on the partnership, Olusegun Oyetunji of Digivate360 said, “We are excited and ready to collaborate with Polaris Bank to deliver “Boost with Facebook” and we are set to kick off this exciting digital journey for the benefit of SME customers in Polaris Bank”.

The training is billed to take place in the following cities: Lagos, Enugu, Kano; Ilorin; Port Harcourt, Ibadan; Benin, Abeokuta and Abuja from Thursday, October 16, 2019.

Polaris Bank is a customer-centric bank positioned to deliver industry-defining products, services and platforms across all the key market segments.

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P+ Measurement launches Nigeria’s first broadcast advert analytics audit report

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Nigeria’s leading media measurement and evaluation agency, P+ Measurement Services, has announced the introduction of a dedicated Broadcast Analytics audit Reporting platform to help brands interpret their TV and radio advert compliance reports.

In a statement, the agency said the new solution, regarded as the first of its kind in the Nigerian marketing communications industry, would help brands transform their reports, usually in Excel sheets, into a smart and easy-to-navigate dashboard for easy interpretation.

Explaining how brands can leverage the innovative reporting dashboard to gain insights into their campaigns, Lead Consultant at P+ Measurement Services, Mr. Philip Odiakose, said companies can leverage the solution in two ways.

“We believe there’s a whole lot of intelligence buried in the dozens of reports by media monitoring agencies. We believe monitoring agencies need to go the extra mile to present their reports in a way that allows brand owners to easily draw insights from their placements and make smarter decision for the business,” he said.

“To achieve this, it’s either we handle your broadcast monitoring and auditing or you provide us with your broadcast compliance data sheet monthly. With our broadcast analytics solution, our goal is to replicate the same success we have recorded with the print and online media segments.

Odiakose, who said his team was also committed to empowering brand handlers with tools and skills to measure and scale the impact of their communication efforts.

A Media Analyst Associate at the agency, Gilbert Alasa, said the integrated solution offers marketing communications managers a single view of their marketing channels all on a single dashboard.

“As an agency, we have always advised clients to make measurement and evaluation a critical part of their campaign plans. Now, we have taken a step further to help communications managers measure the impact of their programs in an easy-to-understand reporting dashboard.

P+ Measurement Services is Nigeria’s first and leading independent PR measurement and evaluation agency in Nigeria providing detailed and unbiased media monitoring, measurement and performance audit solutions to businesses. A member of the US-based International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication, AMEC, P+ Measurement Services was recently announced as Best Media Monitoring and Measurement agency of the year by NMNA.

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Customer Service Week: Eko Disco visits, donates relief items House of Gold Children’s Hospice

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The Management and staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Thursday 10th October has visited House of Gold Children’s Hospice in Surulere, Lagos State. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of the activities that shows the premium EKEDC places on its host community and the people around its operations, hence the visit.
The was to commemorate this year’s Customer Service Week themed “the Magic of Service” and to show support for children with special needs in the society. The team was led by the Chief Finance Officer of EKEDC, Joseph Esenwa and Chief Legal Officer, Wola Joseph. The team went with some relief materials to support the hospice.
Receiving the team, the founder of House of Gold Children’s Hospice, Theresa Omolaja was thrilled to have the company come spend time with the children amid other activities lined up for the week. Explaining the purpose of the visit, Chief Legal Officer of EKEDC, Wola Joseph said “Customer Service Week is a week-long celebration of customers all around the globe and we chose today to come to celebrate with our children with special needs. CSR is what we do because empowering the quality of lives is our mantra and we want to touch everyone around us”.
Omolaja, in turn, thanked the management and staff of the company for their visit, kindness and support. She then showed them around the facility. Omolaja mentioned the ways the children are taken care of and their peculiarities. She shared her dream of starting a school for the children in the facility and EKEDC keyed into her idea by promising to meter the school for free immediately the school is completed. Omolaja appreciated the company for the kind gesture and promised to keep the company in the loop of activities going on in the facility.
House of Gold Children’s Hospice was established in 1990 to house and cater to children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses. The hospice houses children with special needs with an emphasis on children with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, dyslexia and other neurological conditions associated with mental disabilities.
Omolaja urged EKEDC to continue the good deeds and called on other companies to support similar causes that will improve the society in its entirety.
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