Cadbury Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs. Oyeyimika Adeboye as Managing Director, effective 1st April, 2019. Mrs. Adeboye takes over from Mr. Amir Shamsi, who moves on to a new role within Mondelēz International, the parent company of Cadbury Nigeria. Mrs. Adeboye is the first woman to be appointed Managing Director since the establishment of Cadbury Nigeria over five decades ago.
Mrs. Oyeyimika Adeboye, a chartered accountant, joined the Board of the Company in November 2008, as Finance and Strategy Director, West Africa.
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Adebayo Alonge’s startup – RxAll has won the 2019 BNP Paribas Group Deep Tech Prize for co-developing a handheld nanoscanners that uses artificial intelligence to identify fake drugs and assess general drug quality on mobile phones.
The 2019 BNP Paribas Group DeepTech Prize comes with a €100,000 prize.
An emotional Adebayo Alonge while receiving the award, said:
“Thank you so much. It’s been a long journey personally for me, from the 15 years when I was surviving from a fake drug to standing today in front of you here and letting you to be in my dream and the dream of my co-founders to make sure that most of people are safe from fake medicines.”
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Winners have emerged in the yearly Spelling Bee Competition held by Rotary International District 9110. They are Miss Nicole Okpala of Mayors Heights College, first position; Daniella Moseri, also of Mayors Heights College, second position and Ibrahim Olapade of Oregun Senior High School, Ikeja, Lagos, who came third.
Eight schools competed in the over one hour event. They were represented by two pupils each. Besides Mayors Heights College and Oregun Senior High School, the other schools were Command Day Secondary School, Ikeja, Charles Lorie French College, Eko Akete Senior Grammar School, Olomu High School, David Hall School, and Oxbridge Tutorial College. The pupils answered over 100 questions drawn from several subjects in the spelling competition.
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