Monday, 30 April 2012

CSR News Summary Issue 16


CBN cedes more Directorship Position to Women

According to the CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the on-going quest to empower women, could be successful if women are allowed to play active role in the banking sector, which is a critical segment of the nation’s economy
Published in Punch Newspaper, on Monday, 24th April, 2012

UBA partners Benin Republic on $40m Projects

UBA Benin Limited, a subsidiary of the Pan African Banking Group, the United Bank of Africa Plc, recently facilitated the grant of $40m syndicated loan towards economic development of the West African country.

Managing Director, UBA Benin, Mrs Gwen Abiola Oloke, said the transactions underscored UBA’s commitment to supporting the growth and development of the economy of Benin Republic especially by financing large ticket transactions for corporate customers, thus stimulating economic activities.
Published in Punch Newspaper, on Monday, 24th April, 2012

BDA seeks partnership with CBN, NDIC on reforms

The Bank Directors Association of Nigeria has offered to work with the Central Bank of Nigeria and Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation in a strategic partnership for the implementation of reforms in the banking sector.
Published in Punch Newspaper, on Monday, 23rd April, 2012

Honeywell empowers Widows

Honeywell Flour Mills Plc is collaborating with the Oasis Association to improve the standard of the widows through skills acquisition.

The Executive Vice Chairman, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Mr Babatunde Odunayo stated that cash donation was also offered to assist the widows in their businesses.
Published in Punch Newspaper, on Monday, 24th April, 2012

Abia Government to disburse N1bn Loans to Farmers

Abia state government would soon begin disbursement of N1 billion agricultural loan secured from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN to farmers in the state.
Published in Vanguard Newspaper, on Tuesday, 24th April, 2012

NGO to hold Investment Forum for Entrepreneurs

The Nigeria Internet Group, NIG, a non – governmental organisation is organising an internet forum for jobs investors; where entrepreneurs would present their proposals to potential investor thereby creating jobs for the people and transforming the nation into a knowledge – driven society.
Published in Vanguard Newspaper, on Tuesday, 24th April, 2012

PAFPI holds Free Breast Cancer Screening in Port Harcourt

To curb the menace of breast cancer among Nigerian women, Poverty Alleviation for the Poor Initiative (PAFPI) recently organised a seminar and screening on breast cancer in Port Harcourt.

Executive Director, PAFPI, Kejekpo Omonade stated that the seminar was held to help communicate and educate the public on current information, research outcomes and evidence-based practices in cancer awareness.
Published in Vanguard Newspaper, on Tuesday, 24th April, 2012

Oshiomole Commissions Portable Water Rig in Etsako

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomole recently commissioned a brand new 2,500 metre capacity water borehole drilling rig acquired by the state government at Agbede in Etsako West Local Government Area with a promise to use the resources of the state for the people’s welfare.
Published in Vanguard Newspaper, on Tuesday, 24th April, 2012

Agbakoba tasks Government on Entrepreneurship

Former National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Olisa Agbakoba has called on the government to, as a matter of urgency, fashion policies that would encourage crafts and entrepreneurship to stem the tide of rising unemployment in the country.
Published in Guardian Newspaper, on Tuesday, 24th April, 2012

Disaster victims to get free Health Care

The Managing Director, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Osanyintolu, says the state is set to treat victims of any natural disasters in the state free of charge within 24 hours of occurrence in order to reduce the impact of disasters on people.
Published in Punch Newspaper, on Wednesday, 25th April, 2012

Ondo fights Malaria with Abiye programme

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju stated that it had packaged part of its malaria control strategy into its Safe Motherhood Abiye programme to further reduce maternal and infant mortality rate in the state.

He explained that under the new arrangement, health care givers on the Abiye programme would now monitor the use of Insecticide Treated Nets distributed to all pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Published in Punch Newspaper, on Wednesday, 25th April, 2012

Niger trains 4,000 youths in Skills Acquisition

The Commissioner for Youth Development, Mrs. Victoria Jummai Jiya stated that the Aliyu administration has initiated a number of programmes aimed at engaging youths, especially graduates in useful venture with a view to discouraging them from indulging in acts capable of undermining the state.
Published in Daily Independent Newspaper, on Thursday, 26th April, 2012

NGO distributes tricycles, buses to youths in Abia
As part of its efforts to reduce the rate of unemployment and criminality among the youths, Ochendo Youth foundation has disbursed not less than 20 tricycles and four brand new buses to youths.
Published in Daily Independent Newspaper, on Thursday, 26th April, 2012

Bayelsa Communities, ERA raise the alarm over Shell Pipeline Spillage

Natives of Otuasega community in Ogbia Local Government area of Bayelsa State and the environment advocacy group, Environmental Rights Action (ERA), have raised the alarm over an oil spill from a facility belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SDPC), warning that if urgent remedial steps are not taken to contain the spill, it could spread and devastate community farmland and creek
Published in Leadership Newspaper, on Friday, 27th April, 2012

ExxonMobil, other highlight Anti-Malaria Initiatives

Family Care Association (FCA) and Exxon Mobil plan to train 300 medical personnel and community health workers on current issues on malaria diagnosis, treatment and control in Plateau, Kogi and Lagos state in the month of April
Published in This Day Newspaper, on Friday, 27th April, 2012





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