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Following the successful mega rally in Abuja, Nigerian Breweries and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), held another mega rally on road safety on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Ojota New Garage in Lagos.

The Lagos rally, the second of the three rallies scheduled for the year, is part of activities for the 10th edition of the Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign, a road safety awareness campaign organized by Nigerian Breweries and the FRSC.

Speaking at the event, the MD/CEO, Nigerian Breweries, Mr. Johan Doyer, said the campaign is to discourage drink driving and improve safety on our roads.

“We commenced this year’s campaign with a mega rally in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Like previous years, this year’s campaign will focus on the improvement of road safety awareness for all commercial drivers and draw attention to alcohol related accidents”, he stated.

Mr. Doyer, who was represented at the occasion by the Corporate Affairs Adviser of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, said that over 16,000 drivers and other road users in 40 cities and towns across the country have directly been engaged since the inception of the campaign 10 years ago.

In his remarks at the occasion, the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, represented by the Corps Education Officer, Corp Commander Bisi Kazeem, said this year’s ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ campaign comes at a time when the FRSC is embarking on pre-patrol activities for the ember months’ special patrol.

“The FRSC is working assiduously to ensure that there is a significant shift in the attitude of motorists this year, especially during the yuletide where people have come to believe that drinking on a daily basis as a way of celebrating is permissible. This campaign is a timely reminder that drinking and driving does not only pose a threat to the life of the drunk driver, but also to the lives and property of all road users”, he declared.

Honourable Omotosho Omotayo, who represented the Chairman, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Alhaji Musa Isiwele, said the association has set up committees to enforce the prevention of sale of alcohol in motor parks across the country. This development according to him, “will contribute towards the success of the laudable partnership between Nigerian Breweries and the FRSC.”

While flagging off the campaign, the acting Commissioner for Transport, Lagos State, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi, represented by Engineer Akinola Johnson, said the ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ campaign is a welcome development, especially at a time when the Lagos State Government is bent on improving the standard of transportation through its Bus Rapid Transit system (BRT) and minimizing accidents by curtailing the sale of alcohol in motor parks.

The rally was attended by members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Tanker Drivers, Luxury Bus Drivers, Tricycle and motorcycle riders, representatives of non-governmental organisations in the transport sector, military and para-military organisations in the country and the public.

In the last ten years, Nigerian Breweries has partnered with the FRSC to organize the ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ campaign. The 2017 edition of the campaign will move next to Enugu for its third and final rally.

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Project Lead Africa Announces 2022 Leadership Excellence And Dignity Awards, Tagged “Rewarding Tenacity”

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Organizers of Leadership Excellence And Dignity Awards have annouced November 13th for the 2022 maiden edition of Lead Awards. It was also revealed that the prestigious event will hold at the Dome International Conference Center, Akure, Ondo State.

Addressing a cross section of journalists over the weekend in Lagos, the Executive Director, Abiola Alaba Peters AAP, said the evening promises to be a gathering of captains of industries, government officials and prominent traditional rulers as far as Ondo State is concerned.

“It is our pleasure to announce to the general public, particularly the good people of Ondo State, that all is set for the 2022 Leadership Excellence And Dignity Awards. This announcement was necessary after several months of consultation and planning, the event will be live at the Dome International Conference Center, in Ondo State capital, Akure”

“The date is November 13th 2022, It’s going to be a cooperate night, an evening of glitz and glamour, we have put in so much into making this maiden edition a memorable one. And that is why we have also taking time to design the concept of the theme of this year ceremony, REWARDING TENACITY. We believe it’s time to celebrate the individuals and organizations who have put in their best in making our dear state what it is today”

“It’s promises to be a gathering of some of the biggest names in Ondo State, from politics, business, entertainment, among others, our traditional rulers are not going to be left out, we are also expecting guests from neighboring states. Alaba Peters concluded.

Giving further details on the event, the Media and Publicity Director, Adewoye Solomon, said although activities, such as nominations and voting has kicked off since January, the award ceremony will hold on a Sunday in the month of November 2022.

In his words, “Let me start by saying that, the process and activities for the award started in January this year, the award presentation will hold in Akure, on a Sunday, the second week of November 2022. Let me also add that, two months ago, we closed the voting process. We have about 25 categories of awards, which includes the special recognition category”.

“A total of 15 categories will be decided by general public, while the remaining 10 will be decided based on the panels’ decision. We received a good number of quality entries from across the state for this debut edition. We have our final shortlists of winners, which we are confident embody the excellence the awards stand for.”

Lastly, let me also add that, this is a strictly by Invitation event. We are introducing an electronic invites by next month. We also have some top celebrities coming in from Lagos. We will make some major announcement in the month of October, do well to follow us on all our social media pages for updates. Thank You “

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Retired Soldiers Stage Protest In Abuja Over Pay Discrepancies [PHOTOS]

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Some retired soldiers on Monday in Abuja protested salary and pension gaps among the ranks of serving and retired military personnel.

The protesters were seen with mats and banners demanding that the federal government rectify the discrepancies.

One of the banners they carried, said, “Review the wide disparity in pay and pension across the ranks of servicing and retired personnel”

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BREAKING: Again, National Grid Collapses To Zero Megawatts

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Nigeria’s national grid crashed to zero megawatts (MW) at 10:51 am on Monday, causing a power outage nationwide.

The collapse occurred days after electricity consumers said they had enjoyed improved supply.

The national electricity grid as of 10 am on Monday had 3,712MW generated from 21 Generation Companies (GenCos) before it dropped to 0MW one hour after.

According to the information from the System Operations, a section of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), only Afam IV was on the grid but with zero supply as of 12noon.

As of Sunday, the highest generation was 4,100MW while the lowest was 3,652MW with the frequency hovering between 49.04 Hertz (Hz) and 50.34Hz.

Since July 1 this year, consumers said power supply had increased in their various areas.

For instance, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) recently confirmed an increment in its daily allocation to over 500MW from the actual 300MW it had distributed before then.

Though the national grid had not crossed 5,000MW, Daily Trust observed that level of load rejection especially around the DisCos’ networks had dropped significantly with some customers entitled to a five-hour supply, recording over 12 hours daily.

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had attributed the improvement in power supply nationwide to the partial activation of contracts that seeks to hold sector operators liable for deliberate incompetence.

The national grid collapsed twice in July and in August but was quickly restored and power supply improvement was sustained before the latest system collapse on Monday.

According to records, this is the seventh system collapse this year, much more than the three recorded last year.

Although TCN, the national grid manager was yet to establish the cause of the crash, some insiders said it could be a result of maintenance of the 330 kilovolts Jos – Bauchi transmission line maintenance slated for Monday.

Some DisCos including Kaduna Electric, Enugu, and Kano, had already communicated the nationwide outage to their customers noting that efforts were ongoing to restore supply.

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