Obaseki John Folorunsho Eseiwi Emerge 2017 UNIBEN Best Graduating Student

Obaseki John Folorunsho Eseiwi has emerged the best graduating student at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) [2017] with a Cummulative Grade Point of 4.96.

He also gave the valedictory speech at the convocation ceremony which held on 24th of  November, 2017, the convocation had in attendance the university’s chancellor, HRM Emir Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido II, Emir of Kano.

Obaseki John Folorunsho Eseiwi graduated from the Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences. He surpassed slightly Tochukwu Okafor of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with a CGPA of 4.95.

Awards won by Tochukwu Okafor include:

  • Best Graduating Student, University of Benin.
  • Dean’s Prize to the Best Graduating Student in academic performance, Faculty of Engineering.‎
  • Department Prize to the Best Graduating Student, Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.
  • Nigerian Society of Engineers Prize to the Best Overall Graduating Student in the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Arch. Aminu Abubakar Prize to the Best Graduating Student in the Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.
  • Nicholas and Victoria Osifo Memorial Scholarship to the Best Graduating Student in Engineering.

Viola-Nuela Echebima: 1st Class/BGS At UNN [2016] & NLS [2017]

Viola-Nuela Echebima, who graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in 2016 with a First Class, also made First Class at The Nigerian Law School (NLS) to emerge as the Best Graduating Student.

Apart from Viola-Nuela Echebima, 28 out of the 4,294 candidate’s called to the Nigerian Bar on Tuesday, bagged First Class after the August 2017 bar examinations.

Peace Eze Is University of Louisiana 2017 Outstanding Graduate

Peace Eze, a geology major with a 3.82 GPA, has emerged the University of Louisiana (UL) 2017 Outstanding Graduate.

Peace Eze received her award during ceremonies held at the UL Lafayette Alumni Center.

Peace Eze was nominated by the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences. She joined seven other Outstanding Graduate nominees, including: Lauren Lawson, College of the Arts; Andrew Albritton, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration; Julia Ross, College of Engineering; Brandy K. Milliman, College of Education; Ashley Bernard, College of Liberal Arts; Patrick Williamson, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions; and Sarah Martin, University College.

Profile of Peace Eze

Peace Eze is the 2017 Outstanding Graduate for the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences.

She is a geology major with a concentration in petroleum geology and a minor in mathematics. Eze has a 3.82 GPA.

She was vice president of the University Honors Council, multicultural officer for the University Program Council, and secretary for the African Students Association.

She was named Outstanding Senior at Ragin’ Recognition and Miss Umoja Scholarship Queen.

Eze collaborated with faculty members from Stanford University on a research project called “Seismic Characterization of the Terrebone Mini Basin: A hydrate rich depositional system in the Gulf of Mexico.” At the University, she conducted research in paleoclimate studies.

Her scholarships include the Fleur des Lis International Scholarship and a National Association of Black Geoscientists Scholarship.

She is a member of the University of Louisiana Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Eze is vice president of the University of Louisiana Lafayette National Society of Black Engineers.

She developed a tutoring program in math, science and English for underprivileged students, and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the Big Event and New Hope Community Development of Acadiana.

Eze plans to pursue a master’s degree in geology from the University.

She is the daughter of Peter and Lillian Eze of Lafayette, La.

Winners Of 2017 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA)

Winners have emerged at the 2017 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA), held at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

Winners Of 2017 Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA)

Nigerian Tribune won the Prize for Editorial Writing of the Year; Sulaimon Olanrewaju won the Coca-Cola Prize for Brand and Marketing Reporter of the Year, and the MTN Prize for Telecommunications Reporter of the Year; and Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare won the Saraki Prize for Agriculture Reporter of the Year.

  • Vanguard Newspapers had its Senior Health Correspondent, Mrs. Chioma Obinna as winner of the 9mobile Most Innovative Reporter of the Year Award.
    She clinched the award with her entry entitled: “National Hospital Where Death is Cheap.”
  • Channels Television has won the Best Television Station Of The Year award – for a record 12th time.
  • The PUNCH won the Newspaper of the Year award.

Eric Dumo was named winner in the Corporate Social Responsibility category with his story titled: “I have sold everything including my wedding ring to stay alive.”

Arukaino Umukoro, emerged winner in the Defence Reporter category with his entry titled: “Our Police their servants: How Nigeria’s VIPs use officers, others as domestic servants.”

Ozioma Ubabukoh, clinched the Notore Prize for Environment Reporter of the Year prize, with the story titled: “How apps help motorists to navigate Lagos’ chaotic traffic.”

New Telegraph’s Head of Investigation desk, Mr. Isioma Madike, won in two categories of both the Energy and Entertainment Reporter of the Year.

The Aviation Editor, Wole Shadare, won the Aviation Reporter of the Year with his entry; “White elephant airport.”

The newspaper’s Group Political Editor, Mr. Felix Nwaneri, was declared the winner of the Lateef Jakande Prize for the Political Reporter of the Year with his entry entitled; “A Federation of Unequal,” while the Assistant Editor, Oluwatosin Omoniyi was named the Female Reporter of the Year with her two-part story; “Dustbin Estate: Paradise of filth.”

Similarly, the newspaper’s Property Editor, Mr. Dayo Ayeyemi, was declared the winner of the Real Estate/Construction category with his story titled: “Faulty foundations: The Unanswered Questions.”

Also, New Telegraph’s Finance Editor, Mr. Abdulwahab Isa won the former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola Prize for Culture and Tradition with his story titled: “Zuma Rock: A monstrous Home of Mysteries.”

Mojeed Alabi, won the Education Reporter of the Year award with his entry, “Ivory towers of fraud.”

  • Alhaji Lateef Jakande received the Distinguished Leadership Award; Eminent Media Icon was awarded to Dr. Alex Ibru; Distinguished Leadership Award went to Founder of Punch Newspapers, Late Chief Olu Aboderin, while Legendary Doyen of Nigeria Media was awarded to Late Dr. Ismail Babatunde Jose.

Winners Of 2017 CBN Sustainable Banking Awards

Winners have emerged in the inaugural Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Sustainable Banking Awards.

Access Bank PLC received top honours at the inaugural Nigeria CBN Sustainable Banking Awards convened by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in recognition of its outstanding success and leadership in Nigeria’s sustainable development.

Access Bank emerged the winner across all four categories during the award presentation which took place in Lagos on December 9, 2017. The categories are as follows: Sustainable Bank of the Year; Sustainable Transaction of the Year (Oil and Gas Sector); Sustainable Transaction of the Year (Agriculture) and Excellence in Women Economic Empowerment.

As stated by Dr. Herbert Wigwe, the Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank Group:

“We are truly honoured to have been selected as the overall winner in all the categories of this prestigious award. Sustainability is embedded into every aspect of our business operations, it is simply a way of life for us at Access Bank. It is inspiring to receive recognition for our longstanding success in adhering to sustainable banking principles.”

While we are delighted by the numerous accolades, this level of recognition from our regulators is particularly significant because it serves as validation that our tireless efforts are essential to the development of Nigeria’s Sustainability journey.”

Access Bank began its sustainability journey in 2008 and has led various initiatives in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. In 2012, the bank championed the implementation of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles, which have now been adopted nationwide.