Winners of 2015 The Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP)

Junior Chamber International (JCI) celebrates 10 outstanding Young Nigerians at the 2015 The Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) award ceremony.

The award is aimed at motivating and encouraging young Nigerians, by celebrating young business owners and social entrepreneurs from all over the country.

TOYP, a global initiative of the Junior Chamber International which is being replicated in Nigeria, concentrates on formally recognizing young persons who are making giant strides in their chosen fields and creating positive impact on other people, their community and the society at large.

This year’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) were: Adebola Olomo, Oresanwo Lolade, Odjenima Atinuke, Araba Steven Omogbolahan, Uyi-Aivinhenyo Patricia, Abdulkadir Mukhtar, Onitiju Ibukun, Akintayo Stephen, Steve Harris and Olawale Rotimi.

According to the organisers, out of 130 nominations received, 20 were selected. They were further screened by a panel. The public then voted for the final 10. The process was anchored by the JCI’s TOYP Team, panel and a team from the international auditing firm – KPMG.

TOYP Chairperson, Adetola Juyitan, said:

This year’s TOYP is coming with an unprecedented class, which is reflected through the quality of shortlisted nominees, the quality of the judges, the audit process managed by KPMG, the organisation of the grand finale of the event, among other things.

Junior Chamber International, Nigeria has been participating at the international level over the years, and beyond hosting the edition, we will be taking advantage of the platform of this year’s programme to re-reinforce the presence of JCI in Nigeria.”

Access Bank Wins Women Market Champion Award 2015

Access Bank Plc has received the Global Banking Alliance for Women Market Champion 2015 Award in recognition for its innovative approach to banking women across the shores of the country.

The bank also restated that its W Awards, the first of its kind in Nigeria,
seeks to recognise and celebrate Nigerian women, home and in the Diaspora, who have impacted the Nigerian economy and their immediate environment positively.

During the 14th Annual Summit of the Global Banking Alliance (GBA) for Women in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Access Bank bagged the award for the Women’s Market Champion 2015 alongside banks across the world which had implemented successful women market programmes.

This award is coming on the heels of the one-year anniversary of the bank’s W
initiative which was launched in Nigeria and subsequently in the Bank’s

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Attahiru Jega Receives 2015 Charles Manatt Democracy Award

Professor Attahiru Jega has been awarded the 2015 Charles Manatt democracy award by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in Washington.

He was also given the Integrity Award by the Nigerian Higher Education Foundation in New York.

The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was honored yet again for his outstanding handling of the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria.

According to Professor Attahiru Jega:

“I am humbled to be receiving the 2015 Democracy award, and will also like to recognise my colleagues at INEC for their dedication to a credible and transparent electoral process.

Over the last five years, we’ve come a long way in the conduct of elections in Nigeria, and I think the outcome of the 2015 elections speak directly to this work.

All my colleagues at INEC share the credit for this success. The mood in my country presently is extremely upbeat, following the first democratic transfer of power in our history.”

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