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Heritage Bank partners MultiChoice to flag off season 3 of BBNAIJA

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Sequel to successful outing of season-2 of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) last year, Heritage Bank Plc, has again partnered with MultiChoice Nigeria Limited, owners of the DSTV and GOTV brands to bring the third season of the entertainment to viewers across Africa and beyond.
The Big Brother Naija 2018 was launched on Sunday night with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as the host with 20 house mates battling for the winning prize of N45 million which include a cash gift of N25 million and SUV Jeep among others. The theme of this year’s edition is “Double Wahala.”
The host said one of the innovations in this season was that viewers could give housemates secret tasks to do and some lucky viewers could win cash prizes of N1 million during the duration of the show.
The house mates will stay at the Big Brother House for the next 85 days to entertain viewers and the show promises to show case a lot of drama, intrigues and romance.
Speaking at the live streaming of the opening session in Lagos at the weekend, Mr. Fela Ibidapo, Group Head, Corporate Communications of Heritage Bank said, “When the last season of the reality show was about to start, some of us did know what we were getting into. We are back here again because last year was successful.’’
He said Heritage Bank believed in creativity and innovation and expressed appreciation to MultiChoice for the opportunity to be part of this edition of the show.
About 20 house mates were invited to the house in the third season of the show which began last Sunday night, with four of them debuting in a reality show for the first time in their lives.
This is an increase over 12 that participated in last year’s edition.
The new comers are Nina Chinoso 21 years- old, Vanessa Williams aka Vandora from Edo State, Teddy A 29 and Kelvin Burle aka K-Brule 23 years-old.
The others are Alexandria (a lady) 22, Adedayo Adewunmi aka Dee-One, a comedian; Princess Onyejekwe 25, Miracle Igbekwe, a pilot and model; Ahneeka 25 years and a TV presenter; Rico Savey,25; Bam Bam,28 years-old freelancer in acting and singing; Bitto Brain 26, Ifu Ennanda, an actress and business broker; Leo 25 years-old corporate hustler with a retail firm;  Khloe 24 and a fashion designer; Angela 31 years-old film maker, Anto,  Tobi- 23, Cee-C and Omololu Adetokunbo aka Lolu.
In the season two of the show, besides providing financial assistance to the BB Naija contenders, Heritage Bank helped them with business and advisory support services for between six to nine months.
This support helped to chart a veritable course and equip the housemates with the necessary tools to make informed business choices during their individuals’ careers.
In a bid to bring additional value to Nigerian culture, Heritage Bank also ensures that in partnering with the housemates, they take positive steps towards creating, preserving and transferring wealth to Nigerians.
Heritage Bank had also organised an SME enhancement capacity programme for the Ex-Housemates of the BB Naija and other emerging 21st century entrepreneurs at an SME enhancement capacity training programme.
Big Brother Nigeria was designed by its creators to attract controversies and create agenda for social discussions.
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Ladies of the Order of Knights of St. Mulumba donates medical equipment to Lagos State

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Ladies of the Order of Knights of St. Mulumba, provides medical service equipment to aid healthcare delivery in Lagos State

 

 

Ladies of the Order of Knights of St. Mulumba, provides medical service equipment to aid healthcare delivery in Lagos State

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BON Awards 2018: Gov Ajimobi assures Nollywood actors unique experience in Oyo state

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Few days to the most hyped Nollywood event in December, Best Of Nollywood, BON, Awards 2018; Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Chief Host for this edition of the pan-Nigerian annual award ceremony has officially been unveiled, and presented with the hosting right of BON Awards 2018.

Seun Oloketuyi, Executive Producer of BON Awards, led a constellation of Nollywood figures to the Agodi office of the Governor, in Ibadan.

Nollywood faces present at the hosting rights presentation are actors, Nkechi Blessing, Taiwo Ibikunle and other members of the BON Awards team.

In his acceptance speech, the Governor applauded the ingenuity and impact that the creative Industry has had on the country.

He appreciated the organizers of BON Awards, for deeming OYO State worthy of hosting this year’s milestone event, making allusion to the fact that 10 is a significant number. He assured his Nollywood guests that he will ensure that come Saturday, December 8, everyone visiting the state would have a taste of the uniqueness of OYO State.

BON Awards, which debuted in 2008, will this year be celebrating 10 years of rewarding exceptional filmmakers in Nigeria.

In a similar development, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos East Senatorial District has endowed the ‘Movie with Best Sound’ at BON Awards 2018; imperatively, the category will be announced as ‘Senator Gbenga Ashafa Movie with Best Sound’.

BON Awards holds December 8, in the city of Ibadan, at the prestigious Kakanfo Inn and Conference Center.

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Energy magnate, Louis Ekere, bags Doctorate Degree in America

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THE billionaire businessman, Dr. Louis Ekere, Chief Executive Officer, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited, is a man of great feats, who has made several contributions toward the development of many sectors of the economy, especially oil and gas.

Consequently, it was not surprising when he was conferred with the much-talked-about Doctorate Degree by Trinity International University of Ambassadors, Atlanta Georgia, United States of America last Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

The award is conferred on individuals deemed worthy, and who have great experience, knowledge and impact, doing great work at home and abroad. Incidentally, the conferment of the award is coming on the heels of his recent graduation from the prestigious Harvard Business School.

Dr Ekere, who has passion for humanity is not new to awards and honours from all over the globe. This alumnus of the prestigious IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain and the Lagos Business School, he was recently awarded the Certificate of Merit by the US Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, United States of America (USA).

In his resolve to ensure Nigerians across every spectrum enjoy quality healthcare services, Dr Ekere recently opened the multi-billion naira WellMed Healthcare Ltd, an indigenous healthcare company in Lagos that offers one-stop diagnostic solution services with state-of-the-art medical equipment, including 1.5 Tesla MRI, 64-slice CT Scan, 4D Ultrasonography, fully digital X-ray, 3D Echocardiography, Resting and Exercise ECG and fully automated pathology laboratory with a menu of over 3,000 tests.

Apart from this, Dr Ekere is also involved in several philanthropic activities, the recent being the free medical testing on world Hepatitis Day, free medical outreach at Ajah, Lagos, and environs, where residents were screened for chronic lifestyle diseases including diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

He has offered free high-end radiologic and pathology investigations including MRI and CT scan, hitherto unaffordable, to indigent patients of public hospitals including Massey Street Children’s Hospital, General Hospital, Lagos and Epe General Hospital.

Dr. Ekere has employed and sponsored indigenes of host communities where Homeland IOS Ltd operates amongst several other activities.

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