The Presidency on Friday stated that it has received the 2018 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly. The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had on Thursday said the National Assembly would transmit the 2018 Appropriation Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, confirmed the development to State House Correspondents at about 8.30pm on Friday. “I have received the budget on behalf of the Presidency. I am transmitting it now,” the presidential aide simply said.
With the development, officials of the Executive arm of government are expected to scrutinise the document alongside the one submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly last year.
The scrutiny will be done on ministry by ministry basis after which the Ministry of Budget and National Planning will then advise the President whether to sign the bill into law or return it to the National Assembly for amendment.
RedGecko PR Emerges 2023 Outstanding PR Agency At MOPA Awards
Red Gecko Limited, a leading public relations Consultancy Firm has emerged the 2023 Outstanding PR Agency at the Momentous Outstanding Personality Awards (MOPA).
The MOPA Awards is renowned for celebrating organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and made significant contributions across various sectors. Red Gecko Limited stood out among its peers, showcasing a commitment to excellence, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of success in public relations.
Speaking at the award ceremony, the CEO of Momentous Magazine, Pastor Sesan Awobiye, noted that “The event is organized to recognize excellence in organizations and individuals that has done exceptionally well in terms of improved service delivery in every facet of the society. Red Gecko has consistently delivered top-notch PR services and this award is a well-deserved recognition for the agency.” He stated.
Expressing his gratitude for the award recognition, Cornelius Onuoha, the Managing Director, RedGecko PR Limited noted that “This achievement reflects the hard work, passion, and creativity of our team. We appreciate the trust our clients place in us and we are proud of the impactful campaigns we have executed.
Onuoha further noted that “this award motivates us to continue pushing boundaries and setting new standards in the field of public relations. We are incredibly honored to receive the Outstanding PR Agency of the Year award and we are grateful to the organizers for the recognition.” He stated.
“As Red Gecko Limited continues to push boundaries and redefine the PR landscape, this prestigious award serves as both a recognition of past achievements and an inspiration for future endeavors”, he added.
The maiden edition of the MOPA Awards ceremony attracted industry leaders, influencers, and professionals from diverse sectors to honor and celebrate dedication to the pursuit of excellence.
- About Red Gecko Limited:
Red Gecko Limited is a leading public relations agency committed to delivering strategic and innovative communication solutions. With a team of dedicated professionals, Red Gecko Limited specializes in creating impactful campaigns that resonate with audiences and drive results. The agency’s commitment to excellence and client success has earned it recognition as the Outstanding PR Agency of the Year at the Momentous Outstanding Personality Awards (MOPA Award 2023).
UBA Assures Loyal Customers Of Grand Super Savers Draw, Says More Millionaires To Emerge
Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is excited to announce its upcoming Super Savers Draw, which promises to bring even more excitement and opportunities to its valued customers.
In line with its commitment to rewarding loyalty and promoting a culture of savings, UBA will be giving the opportunity for more of its customers to become millionaires through its Super Savers Draw, billed to hold at the UBA Head Office, Lagos this December.
As usual the draw is open to both new and existing UBA account holders in Nigeria, with various mouth-watering prizes to be won by customers.
In this edition, more than 100 lucky customers will qualify to win any of the following prizes; a grand prize of N10 Million Jackpot for one lucky winner; while another winner will go home with the Star Prize of N5m. Also, another lucky customer will win N1.8m rent allowance for one year.
Other prices up for grabs include: Shopping allowance of N500k; a Cash Prize of N100,000 each for 35 winners and N10,000 for the top 50 transacting Customers.
10 Current account or savings accounts holders (CASA) will quality to win N1million each in the draws and 20 customers who open accounts via any of the bank’s digital channels will be rewarded with N10,000 every month (For how many months?). Also, 15 kids with a UBA Kiddies Account will each win N200,000 scholarship reward while 10 Next gen account holders will go home with N180,000.00 cash prize each.
UBA’s Head, Retail Products and Sales, Prince Ayewoh, who spoke ahead of the draws said that the unique Super Savers draw has something big for everyone and is organised by the bank to appreciate its customers who have cultivated a savings culture and stayed loyal to the bank over the years.
He said that it will also offer fresh opportunities to new customers to join the growing number of UBA millionaires and lucky winners who have, in the past, benefitted from various promos held by the bank.
He pointed out that UBA remains passionate about actualising the dreams of its customers as the bank is relentless in helping them grow by making more and more of its customers millionaires.
He said, “As always, UBA has decided to lift the burdens of customers at a time when the nation is going through a challenging time due to the removal of fuel subsidy and the unification of the exchange rate which seems to have taken a hefty toll on Nigerians and has put in place quite a lot to make it happen.
“UBA always walks the talk and never relents in helping its customers succeed. Our customers are special to us, and this is another opportunity to prove just that,” he explained.
Also speaking about this draw, UBA’s Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Alero Ladipo, noted with excitement that this edition of the upcoming Super Savers draw will transform the lives of an increased number of people who will benefit from UBA’s reward of loyalty especially at this time where the nation’s economy is going through a phase.
She added that no matter how hard the economy is or how expensive things have become, UBA always thinks of how to make life easier for its customers. “Once again, i encourage people who do not yet have a UBA account to take advantage of this opportunity to open their accounts quickly, so they can fully participate in these draws,” she noted.
28-Yr-Old Lagos Man Arrested For Masterminding Dangote-Cement-Price-Slash Scam
The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended one Benjamin Ezeukwe, 28, for masterminding and defrauding hundreds of unsuspecting Nigerians in an ingenious cement price-cut scam.
Benjamin was apprehended on October 19, 2023 at Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor local government area, Rivers State, after weeks of extensive investigation by police from the State Command’s Area A Command. He had one Tecno phone, one IPhone, three SIM cards, one of which was 08039691980, which he utilised for the scam, and a Toyota Avalon, which was discovered to be a proceeds of his crime.
The suspect had in September, 2023 created a bogus but convincing online advert purportedly by Dangote Cement, claiming a massive price slash. Numerous unsuspecting customers fell prey to the scam, losing millions of Naira to the suspect.
Investigation has so far revealed that the suspect had perpetrated several other similar scams. Suspect has since been arraigned.
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