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ARISE News To Interview UBA Chairman, Tony Elumelu

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The Group Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, CON, will on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, be a guest on ARISE News, a 24-hour international television news channel.

Elumelu is one of Africa’s leading philanthropists and entrepreneurs.

Elumelu, who is also the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, a family-owned investment company committed to improving lives and transforming Africa by investing in Africa’s most strategic sectors, will be speaking on a wide range of topics such as economy, Africa economic development, philanthropy, entrepreneurship among others.

The hour-long live broadcast which will be aired at 8.30 am during The Morning Show, a primetime breakfast magazine programme will be anchored by Reuben Abati, a former presidential spokesman, and award winning columnist.

Elumelu is the Chairman of the pan-African financial services group, the United Bank for Africa (UBA), which operates in 20 countries across Africa, the United Kingdom, France, and is the only African bank with a commercial deposit-taking presence in the United States.

He also chairs Nigeria’s largest quoted conglomerate, Transcorp whose subsidiaries include Transcorp Power, one of the leading producers of electricity in Nigeria, and Transcorp Hotels Plc, Nigeria’s foremost hospitality brand.

He is the Founder and Chairman of Heirs Oil & Gas, an upstream oil and gas company, whose assets include Nigerian oil block OML17 with a current production capacity of 27,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and 2P reserves of 1.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent, with an additional 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent resources of further exploration potential. Heirs Oil & Gas is committed to creating resource-based added value on the African continent.

Elumelu is the most prominent champion of entrepreneurship in Africa.  In 2010, he created The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the pan-African philanthropy empowering a new generation of African entrepreneurs, catalyzing economic growth, driving poverty eradication and driving job creation across all 54 African countries.

The Morning Show airs live on DSTV 416, SKY519, GOTV 44, and ARISE News and YouTube page.

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Okorocha To FG: Give Me N76billion And I’ll Create One Million Jobs From Cattle Business

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Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says he can create one million jobs from cattle rearing if provided with the financial capital.

In recent times, Nigeria has witnessed a spate of farmers-herders crisis in many parts of the country, which has led to the loss of lives and property.

As a result of the crisis, 17 southern governors, last Tuesday, resolved to ban open grazing in their region, after a meeting in Asaba, Delta state.

Speaking on the development in an interview on Sunday Politics, the senator representing Imo west said the country should look into the business of cattle rearing, noting that billions by not handling it well.

“Let me talk to Nigerians for the first time as a businessman. Do you know how many billions of dollars this nation is losing by not handling this business of cattle well in the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.

“This business of cattle can create one million jobs for Nigerians, if well-managed. I wish Nigerians can call me or the government will call me and say Okorocha this seventy-six billion.

“We want to give you, it is your share, take it and fix the cattle business. If I do not create one million jobs within the shortest time, just know I’m not Rochas.

“This is business. See money and people are just joking with it. We used to be exporters of leathers, skins. What about dairy products and milk?

“Assuming we have this business, do you know how many welders and fabricators will build body carriers for the cows, while we import the head from China and fix it.”

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Daily COVID Tracker: NCDC Records Seven Infections ,Lowest Single-Day Count In 5 Months

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country recorded seven fresh coronavirus infections on Sunday — representing the lowest single-day count so far in 2021.

The latest cases of COVID-19 were recorded in two states, according to the agency’s update for May 16, 2021.

States that recorded new positive samples are Niger (5) and Rivers (2).

The NCDC reported zero death from COVID-19 complications on Sunday, leaving the death toll at 2,066.

Also, one person was discharged on Sunday after recovering from the infection.

Out of a total of 165,709 COVID-19 cases now confirmed across 36 states and the FCT, 156,413 patients have recovered.

 

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JUST IN: Yoruba Nation Protesters Storm Osogbo [VIDEO]

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Scores of youths under the aegis of Omo Oduduwa United have stormed the streets of Osogbo capital of Osun State to agitate for the Yoruba nation.

The protesters converged on November 27 bridge in the Africa area, Osogbo for the protest.

They marched from the November 27 bridge through Ogo-Oluwa, Aregbe junction, Fakunle, Ola-Iya, and Odi Olowo areas.

The protesters carried placards, banners chanting secession songs, and distributing handbills to people along the streets.

They are heading to Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Old Garage.

The Nation had reported there was heavy security presence in major junctions of Osogbo as men of DSS, Police, JTF, Amotekun and other local operatives were on the ground.

Details shortly….

 

Credit: The Nation

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