Friday, July 12, 2019

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    Inside Oyo market where traders, sanitation authorities differ on open defecation

Inside Oyo market where traders, sanitation authorities differ on open defecation

It was a bright day on June 25, 2019 when the TheCable visited Ogbere Idi Osan in Ona Ara local government, Ibadan, Oyo state, as part of the on-the-spot assessment of open defecation at the place, facilitated by the UNICEF in collaboration with the federal ministry of information, UKaid and European Union.One small building housing three toilets is erected inside [...]

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    Keskese elevates Idowu to executive director

Keskese elevates Idowu to executive director

The board of directors and management of Keskese Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading experiential and event management agencies, has announced the elevation of Kayode Idowu to the position of Executive Director of the company.Prior to his new role, Idowu functioned as the general manager of the company where he was responsible for providing leadership and direction to the agency’s team [...]

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    Open defecation: Oyo traders lament inadequate toilets in market

Open defecation: Oyo traders lament inadequate toilets in market

Traders at Ogbere Idi Osan market in Ona ara local government area of Oyo state have expressed worry over the spate of open defecation in the market.Some of the traders who spoke to TheCable during a visit to the market on Wednesday, said the development poses hazard to their business."It is obvious that more toilets need to be built to cater [...]

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    Nomination opens for Nigerian Sports Award

Nomination opens for Nigerian Sports Award

Organisers of Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) have announced opening of entries for the 2019 edition.According to the NSA's executive director, Kayode Idowu, the nominations opened on June 19 and will end on October 13.Idowu said a total of 21 categories were open for nomination from the general public in this edition."These categories recognize individuals, males, females, physically challenge, continental participants, [...]

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    For Super Eagles, there is Pyramid hurdle in Egypt

For Super Eagles, there is Pyramid hurdle in Egypt

Reviewing the lusterless performance by Super Eagles in a pre-AFCON 2019 friendly with Warriors of Zimbabwe at Asaba on June 8, which ended goalless, former international Bolaji Douglas told TheCable that it was nothing to worry about, although he also admitted that the Eagles had played without a purpose.“Every one knows that the Super Eagles didn’t do well in pre-tournament [...]

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    2019 Charity Shield polo: Haske & Williams wins UNICEF Cup

2019 Charity Shield polo: Haske & Williams wins UNICEF Cup

Haske & Williams team from Yola on Sunday defeated Dattaku team from Kaduna 61/2-1 in the UNICEF Cup final to win their first ever major charity polo title.Other top winners of the ten-day competition include Team Abuja Rubicon that outclassed STL from Lagos 12-41/2 in a tense Access Bank Cup final match that was decided over five chukkas before a [...]

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    Star unfolds ‘shining moments’ for AFCON 2019

Star unfolds ‘shining moments’ for AFCON 2019

As the 2109 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Egypt on Friday, Star Lager beer is set to also thrill football fans with what officials of the Nigerian Breweries Plc call unforgettable moments.At an event witnessed by top media executives and Nigeria's ex-internationals Mutiu Adepoju, Victor Ikpeba, Efe Ambrose and Juwon Oshaniwa in Lekki, Lagos on Sunday, the [...]

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    Access Bank/UNICEF charity shield: Fifth Chukker edges Tila Farm, wins Dantata Cup

Access Bank/UNICEF charity shield: Fifth Chukker edges Tila Farm, wins Dantata Cup

The first stage of the ongoing Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield international polo tournament has ended with outsiders Fifth Chukker upstaging favourite and former winner Tila Farms to win the prestigious Usman Dantata Cup.The Adamu Atta-powered Chukker, initially overlooked by bookmakers before the race galloped off, jumped into the lead from the starting bell, winning two steam games in a [...]

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    Oyome, Keswani shine at Ikoyi ladies golf championship

Oyome, Keswani shine at Ikoyi ladies golf championship

Six-handicapper, Evelyn Oyome, emerged the winner of the 2019 Ikoyi Ladies Golf Championship at the Golf Section of the club in Lagos on Sunday.Oyome, a multiple winner of the ladies honour, shot 80 on the first day of the event and returned two strokes better in the closing round to edge the over 100 players that competed at the event [...]

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    Work and Play, motorsports promoter, unfolds fresh plans

Work and Play, motorsports promoter, unfolds fresh plans

Work and Play, foremost promoter of Motorsports, has revealed new plans for the future as they hosted their team and guests to mark the second anniversary of the group’s inaugural event.Olumide Omolade, the coordinator of the group, said at the event in Lagos on Monday that Work and Play was the biggest movement in Nigeria’s motorsports industry while describing the [...]

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    Nigeria misses cricket World Cup slot in rain-washed qualifier

Nigeria misses cricket World Cup slot in rain-washed qualifier

Nigeria's men team, the Yellow Greens, have finished in 3rd place at the ICC T-20 World Cup Qualifier, Africa finals in Lugogo and Kyambogo, Uganda as the rain washed away fixtures of both Namibia and Uganda games.The persistent rainfall at the venues allowed only three playing days in the tournament, resulting in points sharing by teams and preventing the Yellow Greens [...]

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    Unicef/Access Charity Polo: 18 teams to compete in Kaduna

Unicef/Access Charity Polo: 18 teams to compete in Kaduna

Eighteen polo teams from across Nigeria are set to compete in the 2019 Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament which gallops off at the Fifth Chukker Lawns of Kangimi Resort, Kaduna from June 6 to 15.Victor Etuokwu, executive director, retail banking, Access Bank Plc, who announced the dates for the annual tournament in Lagos on Tuesday, said the regular teams [...]

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    Polo star is Access Bank W brand ambassador

Polo star is Access Bank W brand ambassador

Nigeria's No 1 female polo player, Neku Atawodi-Edun, was on Wednesday in Lagos unveiled as W Ambassador by Access Bank Plc.Coordinator of Access Bank's Women Banking Initiative, Ayona Aguele-Trimnell, who spoke at the event, described Atawodi-Edun as a "polo player, entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor".Access Bank;s group head, corporate communications, Amaechi Okobi, also described the W Ambassador as a consummate brand [...]

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    Ooni says Kanu ‘has touched the heart of God’

Ooni says Kanu ‘has touched the heart of God’

Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, says that the life-saving initiative of Nwankwo Kanu through the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) "has touched the heart of God".The monarch, who made this declaration at a reception for Kanu and his entourage at his palace in Ile-Ife, said the two-time African footballer of the year award winner had extended genuine love to many [...]

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    CYCDI, CITC sign global partnership pact to drive SDG projects

CYCDI, CITC sign global partnership pact to drive SDG projects

Nigeria's Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI), winner of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action Award in 2018, has partnered with CITC Global Consulting, a leading strategic management outfit in Lagos, to drive SDG projects globally.CEO/project director of CYCDI, Foluke Michael, while signing the memorandum of understanding in Lagos, said the partnership resulted from a desire to deepen impact [...]

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    UNICEF launches #VaccinesWork campaign

UNICEF launches #VaccinesWork campaign

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will launch a new global campaign on April 24 to emphasize the power and safety of vaccines among parents and wider social media users.The campaign will run alongside World Immunization Week billed for April 24 to 30 to spread the message that parents in communities can protect everyone through vaccines.#VaccinesWork has long been used [...]

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