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Participants Thank NLNG's Change Your Story Workshop For Helping Them Tell Their Stories Digitally

CHIOMA UMEHA  Lagos  Participants, facilitators and funders at the just concluded NLNG Change Your Story workshop facilitated by the Journalism Clinic in Lagos. "The NLNG Change Your Story workshop has equipped me to use digital tools to do people-oriented reporting, particularly as a journalist saddled with the responsibility of reporting technology developments." This was the view of Prince Osuagwu, one of the participants who spoke to Sunday Independent at the just concluded NLNG Change Your Story workshop facilitated by the Journalism Clinic in Lagos. Osuagwu was one of the lucky participants in the three-day workshop tagged #NLNGTellYourStory, a multi-media session designed to build skills and bridge the knowledge gap between traditional and digital journalism practice. Participants at the just-concluded training were taught the use of new digital tools in mobile and visual storytelling that drives positive change in the society. They further learned how to shoot and edi

The CMA has won the bid to host a session at the CHOGM People's Forum in 2022.

BY CHIOMA UMEHA  Lagos  The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has been successful in its bid to host a session at the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) People's Forum, which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, in June.  The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is an annual gathering of the 54 Commonwealth of Nations heads of state and government. Due of the COVID-19 epidemic, the CHOGM meeting has not been held in the last two years. However, in light of recent events, the Commonwealth Secretariat in London has announced that a physical meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, in June. This announcement has led to a flurry of activities in Kigali city of Rwanda, in preparation for the CHOGM meeting, of which the People’s Forum is a very significant part. The Commonwealth Foundation also invited people, organizations, and groups to make proposals for organizing sessions at the GHOGM People's Forum

The Revenue of FrieslandCampina WAMCO has increased by 35%

BY CHIOMA UMEHA Lagos FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc announced a revenue growth of 35% for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.  Despite the challenging climate, the company revealed this during its 49th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos, where it reported a significant rise in volume and value over the previous year.  This includes increased competition and influx of substitute propositions. As a result, revenue grew by 35% from N199.5 billion in 2020 to N268.4 billion in 2021. From N19.4 billion in 2020 to N22 billion in 2021, operating profit increased by 13%. High finance costs as a result of the naira depreciation resulted in a 15% drop in earnings before tax from N14.9 billion in 2020 to N12.7 billion in 2021.  "We achieved tremendous progress in improving our business strategies in the year under review," stated Ben Langat, Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria and Sub-Sahara Africa Cluster. We increased brand investments and improved physical

NHEA 2022: Two Lucky Private Organisations To Cart Away TB Awards

BY CHIOMA UMEHA Anadach Group in partnership with the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) have announced two awards for picks by lucky private organisations that have supported their Tuberculosis (TB) LON 3 project in Nigeria at NHEA 2022. A statement signed by Moses Braimah Director, Marketing, Communication and Strategy revealed that the two private organisations would be specially recognised  for supporting  their TB LON 3 project in Nigeria. The two awards are titled, the Most Outstanding Private Sector Advocacy Support for TB of the Year and  Honorable TB Advocacy and Impact Organisation of the Year. According to the WHO Global TB report, an estimated 440,000 people in Nigeria have tuberculosis (TB) each year. Though curable and preventable, it accounts for an estimated 1.4 million deaths globally in 2019.  A major challenge in the TB response in Nigeria is low TB case detection as only one in four people with TB are diagnosed and poor coverage of TB screening, diagnostic

World Milk Day: Nestlé Hits a Milestone of 2,500L of Fresh Milk Per Day

BY CHIOMA UMEHA Lagos State. From solely 200 litres collected on the first day of milk collection on June 1, 2021, Nestlé's Nigeria Livestock Development Project (NLDP) has reached a milestone of 2,500 litres of fresh milk each day.  NLDP distributes 1,500 L/day at Paikon Kore Grazing Reserve and 1,000 L/day at Kachia Grazing Reserve, thanks to a partnership between Nestlé Nigeria, 'CBiIL,' and 2SCALE.  Victoria Uwadoka, Nestlé Nigeria's corporate communications and public relations manager, stated the 2,500L/day collection was made possible by 25 cooperatives with around 625 households milking between 4,000 and 6,000 cows every day. These cooperatives have been coached and mentored for over 18 months in order to provide the high-quality fresh milk that the project now produces, according to Uwadoka.  The World Milk Day 2022 celebration at Paikon Kore provided an opportunity to recognize and celebrate farmers who excelled in many elements of milk production.  Highest Pr

Lagos Schools Triumph In The Western Conference Of The MILO Basketball Championship

BY CHIOMA UMEHA  Lagos State. Last Thursday, the Western Conference of the 22nd MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship concluded in Ibadan, with David Hall College, Obalende, Ikoyi, and Topfield College, Ajegunle, Apapa, excelling and earning a ticket to the Championship's National Finale.  David Hall College, Obalende, Ikoyi, a hard-fighting Lagos institution, defeated the girls from Osogbo Grammar School, Osogbo, Osun State, 31 to 15 to win the girl's division. Topfield College, Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos won by a single point over Victorroti Private Secondary School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, 47 to 46 in the boys' category. The championship was held at the Lekan Salami Stadium's Indoor Sports Hall in Adamasingba, Ibadan, Oyo state capital.  Mr. Olutayo Olatunji, Nestlé Nigeria's Category Manager for Beverages, said at the closing ceremony, "It is a pleasure to be here and to see this remarkable exhibition of skills at this Western Conference finals.