‘PositiveNaija Series 2017: Convocation of Green Eagles’ Published

Towards an objective, verifiable, refreshing and valuable sense of Nigerian patriotism, nation building and impactful scholarship, the PositiveNaija Series 2017: Convocation of Green Eagles has been published.

PositiveNaija Series 2017

Authored and published (in March 2018) by Toju Micheal Ogbe, the first of its kind book is a historic and educational resource, which reliably informs the world of the positive excellence of Nigeria and Nigerians globally for the year 2017. In addition, it features the best 9 essays of the 2017 PositiveNaija Essay Competition with the overall best essay of the Competition by Mr. Olawale Lekan Christopher being the Foreword of the Series.

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Winners Of World Environment Day (WED) Inter-school Arts Exhibition 2018

Six secondary and primary schools have emerged winners in the World Environment Day (WED) 2018, inter-school arts exhibition organized by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF).

The winners in the secondary school category are Mayors Height School, Epe Girls Senior Secondary School and Genesis High School as first, second and third positions respectively.

While Refiners School, Genesis Primary School and Learning Ladder Montessori School emerged winners in the primary category as first, second and third positions respectively.

About 11 secondary schools and seven primary schools (both public and private) across Lagos State participated in the WED inter-school arts exhibition competition.

The activities were organized to enable students to showcase their creative abilities in turning plastics waste into arts and crafts while learning about ways the government and other stakeholders are helping to reduce its production and adverse effect on the people.

NCF also hosted key stakeholders in the plastic industries for a session of deliberation.

The foundation has over the years used WED to grow environmental literacy among the youths and the students. Avenue is usually created for the participants to individually or collectively develop solutions to current environmental challenges.

The arts exhibition is an idea about up-cycling (converting waste plastics to arts and craft) rather than recycling.

NCF encouraged stakeholders involved in the production and consumption of plastics, as well as the policy makers to jointly explore sustainable alternatives.

Furthermore, to urgently reduce the production and excessive use of single-use plastics polluting our oceans, damaging marine life and threatening human health.

Plastic pollution involves the accumulation of plastic products in the environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans.

The Chairman of the occasion, Chief Ede Dafinone said:

“Most of the plastic waste generated comes from deliberate dumping of garbage into waterways and mismanaged waste disposal.

More than 50 percent of plastic waste generated comes from inadequate management due to lack or infrastructure associated with an ever-increasing population.”

Ansel Ahabue Receives College Degree Before High School Graduation [2018]

17-year-old Ansel Ahabue has become a college degree holder before his high school graduation.

Having received an associate degree with honors at Georgia State University, Ansel Ahabue got his high school diploma on May 23rd [2018].

In the words of his Ansel’s mother:

“Prince Ansel, my blessed son, in whom I am well pleased! It is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes! Thank God for His Grace!!”


CIAN Honours I-Naira For Transparency [2018]

The Certified Institute of Auctioneers of Nigeria (CIAN) has given i-Naira Integrated Resources Limited an award for maintaining industry standard and professionalism over the years.

i-Naira, the first online auction company in Nigeria was bestowed the award after being  adjudged as transparent by the Organised Private Sector (OPS).

Its founder and Chief Executive Officer Hillary Nwaukor received the company’s award and stated:

“I feel honoured owing to the fact that an idea to build an auction solution for the Organised Private Sector (OPS) five years ago has become a reality; not only has it become a reality, we have equally become a force to reckon with after three years of operations.

Thus, indeed, I am happy and thankful to the registrar Mr. Adeleke Hassan, the chairman of Lagos state CIAN chapter, Dr. Jogunola Onabanjo and the governing council of Certified Institute of Auctioneers for the recognition.

 i-naira.com auction system is a stable software that is designed with transparency as the organisation’s watchword, therefore, our customers and clients alike are happy with bid outcomes whenever we run an auction event online.

Emphatically, there can’t be any more assurance or validation required to evidently demonstrate the strategic importance of i-Naira.com auction solution in closing the transparency gaps in auction processes in Nigeria while giving corporate entities the opportunity to earn more from assets they consider fully depreciated in their accounting books.”

i-Naira.com was recently engaged in April/May 2018 to dispose of the assets of Mobilising for Development (M4D) – a DFID sponsored project in Kano, Jigawa, and Kaduna.

Hon. Justice Samuel Ilori, former Chief Judge of Lagos State, said that the auction profession is witnessing a great leap and bound in Nigeria, however a new baby in the public and private sector.

According to Olayinka Oladunjoye, the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry (Lagos State), the State Government will not relent in its efforts in designing and implementing innovative policies that would strengthen auctioning practice.

The Commissioner disclosed that the government is at the forefront of creating a conducive business environment to make auctioneering practice more operational and attractive in Lagos state.

Mr. Oladunjoye further stated that the state government has written agencies of government (state and federal), manufacturing companies, insurance companies as well as financial institutions within the state on the implication of auctioning their assets without working with a recognised and licensed auction company in Lagos.

Winners Of 10th Microsoft Office Specialist Competition On Computer Fundamentals & Adobe Certification

Winners have emerged at the 10th Annual Microsoft Office Specialist Competition on Computer Fundamentals and Adobe Certification.

More than 500 students from 42 schools in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory participated in the competition that held May 26.

In Adobe certified Associate 2018, Nemieboka Alfred, 14, emerged winner of an all-expenses paid trip to the MOS World Championship in Orlando Florida as well as a cash prize of 50,000, while Tare Ebelo, 15, was first runner up, winning a cash prize of 30,000. Rufai Hanifa was the second runner up with a 20,000 prize money.

In the 2018 Computing Fundamentals (GS4 National category) Chidiebere Jefery, who came tops went home with a brand new laptop computer as prize, while Lott Tomvie, who was first runner-up also received a laptop computer prize.

In the MOS national competition (Power point 2013), Usman Abdullah, 16, came tops, winning an all-expenses paid trip to the MOS World Championship in Orlando Florida, in addition of a cash prize of 50,000, while Cue Eze Zeluilo, 17, was first runner-up with a prize money of 30,000. The third prize of 20,000 cash went to Azaiki Sinikem.

In Power Point 2013, Eze Zaluchukwuoku won an all-expenses paid trip to the MOS World Championship in Orlando Florida as well as a cash prize of 50,000. He was also the runner up in the Word 2013 category won by Samantha Isichei.

Both Isichei and Zaluchukwuoku won an all-expenses paid trip to the MOS World Championship in Orlando Florida as well as cash prizes of 50,000 each.

Aduvie International School (Jahi, Abuja) with four of the school representatives were among seven students selected to represent Nigeria at the 2018 World championship in Orlando Florida in October.

Aduvie International School also emerged winners of both the Best School Category and the Best ICT Teacher Category in this year’s competition.

Consequently, one of its ICT teachers, Timothy Osaigbovo, would accompany the team to the world championship.

The ICT teacher, Mr. Osaigbovo said on the victory at the 10th Microsoft Office Specialist Competition:

“I am proud to equip them with the necessary skills that they can use to be successful in the future.

My students were part of Team Nigeria to the 2015 and 2016 Microsoft Office World Championship held in Dallas, Texas and Orlando, Florida. I was also privileged to serve as a chaperone at both events.”

Winners Of 2018 HR People Magazine Awards

Winners have emerged at the 2018 HR People Magazine Awards held in Lagos to recognize HR champions, share knowledge and best practices towards supporting the growth of HR in Africa.

Winners Of 2018 HR People Magazine Awards

Best Training, Learning and Development 2017
StabicIBTC Bank
Employer of Choice (Over 1000 Employees) 2017
StanbicIBTC Bank
Employer of Choice (Under 1000 Employees) 2018
HR Champion 2017
Yinka Sanni CEO Stanbic IBTC Holdings
HR Manager 2017 Winner
Ezinne Chidi Anosike- Senior Human Capital Business Partner StanbicIBTC Bank
Best Work Life Harmony 2017
Talent Management 2017
Procter and Gamble Nigeria
Employee Engagement 2017
StanbicIBTC Bank
HR Leader 2017
Pai Gamde- Chief Human Resource Officer, The Nigerian Stock Exchange
Best HR Recruitment Strategy 2017

The HR People Magazine is a foremost magazine dedicated to human resources and people development profession in Nigeria and Africa at large. The HR People Magazine Awards is one of their initiatives and celebrates excellence in the HR profession as well as top people, initiatives and strategies that have excelled in various organizations.