Tuesday, 12 June 2012

International Freebies For All Female Entrepreneur

Goldman Sachs in partnership with Pan-African University is training and building capacity in our women.
Increasing numbers of women are becoming leaders/managers of their own businesses and many are actually still struggling to achieve success. It is becoming increasingly acknowledged that when a woman is empowered, she reinvests into her family, her environment, the nation and the world at large.

In Nigeria, opportunity has been thrown open to female entrepreneurs to build their capacity through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Scholarship Initiative in collaboration with the Pan-African University and over 200 female entrepreneurs have tapped into this great opportunity. Why not join the league of successful female entrepreneurs today? This is a chance to take your business to the next level!

Are you a female Entrepreneur?? Do you seek to tap into this opportunity to take your business to a greater level? Have you been in business for at least 6 months??? Then apply for the scholarship now!

Deadline for submission of the application form is June 25, 2012.  For more information send an email to aosinaike@pau.edu.ng or nojeme@pau.edu.ng

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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Jaywon Juwonlo Celebrates birthday today

Kennis Music Multi-talented Artist, Jaywon Juwonlo, is celebrating his birthday today. 

This is wishing him many happy returns and more good music from him.  The party is taking place a prestigious club in Ikeja later tonight.

More on the this later

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Relatives of crashed Dana Air To Receive N16m Per Victim

The management of Dana Air, is expected to pay not less than $100,000.00 as insurance claims for each of the 153 passengers who died during the incident. This is in line with the requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The expected compensation regime is also in line with the the standard set by the ICAO, Montreal Convention, which a few years ago raised the compensation to $100,000.00 from the $10,000.00 stipulated by ICAO, according to the Warsaw Convention.

Also, DANA Air is expected to pay $250,000.00 respectively to the families of the two pilots, as compensation, while, the six crew members’ will each be paid $150,000.00 each.
However, the Government agency have begun DNA tests for the 148 Dana crash victims who are already being taken to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) morgue in Ikeja in order to allow their relatives to identify them.According to a Federal Road Safety Commission spokesman Jonas Agwu gave the details of the recovered bodies as males 88, females 48 and children 12.

He noted the recovery of bodies would continue today. The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the DNA test is very important for victims who burnt beyond recongnitions.
He said the tests were being carried out at LASUTH.

The bodies were taken to the morgues at LASUTH and the Mainland General Hospital. An official said the identified bodies were tagged. Another FRSC official Mr. Fatai Adesina Bakare stated that, “We have also recovered a number of personal effects, like handbags, traveler’s bags, shoes, combs and cash.
“We have, for instance, an identity card of an employee of NNPC, and from his purse, we recovered some cash, and business cards, which have been lodged. We also recovered a woman’s a purse containing $114 and N4,000 cash.”

“We have created a desk where all those personal effects are been documented and officials who are in charge would do justice to them and ensure that it gets to family members of the victims safely.”


Nigerians among Africa's Billionaires 2011

Aliko Dangote is worth $13.8 billion after making money from interests in sugar, flour milling, salt processing, textiles, real estate, oil, gas and cement. He is the richest person in Nigeria and is the 51st richest person in the world. His fortune grew 557% over the last year - growth that was sparked by listing Dangote Cement. This allowed his investments across Africa to be integrated with Benue Cement, and the company now constitutes a quarter of the Nigeria Stock Exchange's total market cap. He recently purchased a Bombardier aircraft as a birthday present for himself - it's worth $45 million.

Mike Adenuga is the second-richest person in Nigeria with a fortune of $2 billion. He is the 595th richest person in the world and made his money in telecommunications with Globacom, a carrier that has recently launched its 4G network. The company has also invested in the submarine cable connecting Nigeria to the world. His beginnings were small, as he started selling lace and Coca-Cola, but then he finally won a contract to build military barracks in the late 1980s. Adenuga also has a stake in the Equitorial Trust Bank, and is the chair of Conoil.

News: Nairobi Airport closed after airplane slide

News:  "At 03:36 hours today, an EgyptAir 849 plane carrying 123 passengers from Cairo upon landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport veered off the runway," the airports authority said.

"All passengers and crew were safely evacuated to the terminal building even as all emergencies operations at the airport, including fire and rescue, were activated immediately."

There were no casualties caused when an aircraft veered off the runway in Kenya's main airport in Nairobi. However, it forced flights to be diverted, officials said Wednesday.

The airport will be opened as soon as the obstacle is removed and the go-ahead is given by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority," the Kenya Airports Authority said in a statement.

Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport, is the biggest in the region and is the key hub for international flights, although the Kenyan capital has a second airport that handles several regional and domestic flights.

Planes were diverted to neighbouring Uganda and Tanzania as well as to Kenya's port city of Mombasa.
"Operations will resume to normal shortly, people should not panic," said aiport police official Joseph Ngisa. "There were no injuries at all, everyone was evacuated to safety."

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Darkest Day For My Family. - Prophetic Ugo Wems

Yesterday  (Sunday 3rd, June 2012), was the blackest day for my familly because we lost nine persons in the plane crash, my big sister Bikyisum mijyindadi ,my kid sister Memuna and her husband nd three kids and two of my nieces Ogechi and oluchi.

Bean Cake Maker alias Moin-Moin

This is the success story of the worls acclaimed Moin-Moin alias Bean Cake Maker, Mrs Ayodeji I am a trained Confidential Secretary with twenty years work experience.  My last place of work was Corona Primary school Ikoyi, where I worked for nine years.  I left Corona School with the intention of starting a Playgroup.  To actualize this, I enrolled in a six-month Montessori programme with Heritage Montessori in Lagos.  At the end of the programme however I realized much as I liked working with children, I was not so passionate about it.

In September 2007, things became quite challenging for me and I was almost getting to the point of frustration as a result of my inability to identify what I really wanted for myself.  The turnaround actually started when with my last One thousand Naira.  I went to the market and bought ingredients for moinmoin with the intent of preparing my family a meal.  Co-incidentally, my sister in-law paid my family a visit that night and had a taste. Immediately, she insisted that I must include moin-moin in her menu, and from there, friends, colleagues and other family members began to place orders and the requests just became endless!   I was amazed at how things began to take a turn though I really did not have any idea on how I could make my services available to the general public, especially bearing in mind that I had no financial weight at all.

Expectedly as mentioned earlier, my initial buyers were family members, close relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbours.  Business was by way of referral and word of mouth.  Then it occurred to me to go back to my former place of employment to increase my customer base.  I would show up in my Peugeot car with warps of moin-moin in a cooler, stand at the gate and call old parents I knew by name in an attempt to sell them moin-moin.   It was indeed an experience. Having an initial network of familiar people was a factor in helping to at least sustain the business.  I hyped on the fact that most eateries sold moinmoin in tins, plastics or foils, and so I would let people know mine came in leaves, by this, the taste is preserved and more nutritious.  I was also able to insist on selling in dozens so this really helped my turnover.

No sooner had people started patronizing my moin-moin than they also began to request that I make other delicacies, such as variety of soups, stews, meals, etc, especially the very traditional ones.  I never turned down any order even though I didn’t really know how to make some of them.  For those I never knew how to make, I would go to the market with a pen and notebook and ask the sellers of the ingredients to teach me how to make the delicacy.  Then I would prepare a little portion of it, return to the same sellers who would taste it and award me marks.  Not until I receive a thumbs-up for my effort would I fill the customer’s order.

At this stage, I had gotten a name for my outfit and was in the process of registering with the Corporate Affairs Commission.  THE INITIAL N1000 HAD GROWN TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NAIRA!  I knew I needed to acquire business skills at this time to enable me take the business to the next level. I was fortunate enough to be admitted for a scholarship programme at the Lagos Business School under the Certificate in Entreprenural Management programme, sponsored by Goldman Sachs Inc. under the umbrella of the 10,000 Women Programme.   I went on the programme for a period of six months.  I could see from the first day I walked into class that I was surrounded by women just like me.  We all had the drive and the ambition, but had never had the opportunity to learn about business.  Through our courses, we learned the practical skills we needed, skills like accounting, people management and planning.

After completing the course, I saw the importance of having a formal accounting system, I established relationships with my suppliers and started having them deliever our supplies. This helped us better manage our cash flow.  Now we can cater for hundreds of people at the same time.

As a result of the profound success of the business, regardless of the unlikely beginning I had, the Goldman Sachs Group invited me to New York to share my success story at the Annual General Meeting on the 14th of April 2009.  Again in September 2009, I was invited by President Bill Clinton for the Clinton Global Initiative 2009.  This was because the initiative was as part of its programme for the year focusing attention on empowering women in developing countries.  I therefore had the rare privilege of sharing my success story with participants at the programme.

Thank God for the story so far! By the special grace of God, we have two outlets, one in Gbagada and the other in Ikoyi.  We place emphasis on the nutritional value of the meals we serve especially with the numerous health challenges people are faced with today.  We know that this is just the beginning and that is why we are committed to quality and excellent customer service

For more on our Internationally accalimed 'Moi-moin ( Bean Cake Maker). Stay tuned to Delight Tv

Pictures of Dana Air Crash Victims - Lost Anyone In The Crashed Dana Aircraft? We did ( pictures)

This is sending out our condolences to all who lost a father, mother, sister, brother, uncle, niece, aunty, cousin, grandfather, grandmother, wife or husband, in the ill-fated Dana Aircraft crash of Sunday, June 3rd, 2012. It was reported that 154 passengers where on board the aircraft.  May their souls rest in perfect peace.

To all Tremites Worldwide and members of Vision House, Abuja, accept our sympathy on the lose of Rev. Ayodeji and Rev. Mrs. Ngozi Cole.

Our condolences also to the family of Prophet Ugo Wems for the loss of 9 members of his family - His younger sister and her three kids, Mamuna Anyene, Kamsiyonna, Kayimarachi and Kayineochi Ayene