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Enugu Agog as Bayelsa and Rivers Win Milo Basketball 🏆

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Enugu Agog as Bayelsa and Rivers win Milo Basketball Championship Teams from Bayelsa and Rivers States set Enugu – the coal city – agog on Friday May 27, 2022, when they emerged champions in the girls and boys categories respectively at the Equatorial Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools
Basketball Championship.


St. Jude’s Girls Secondary School, Amarata, Bayelsa State defeated Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Azu-Ebonyi, Ebonyi State 43 to 6 in a one-sided match, while in a nail-biting encounter, the boys from King Amachree Academy, Port Harcourt, Rivers State defeated their counterparts from Bishop Dimieari
Grammar School, Obom, Bayelsa State 30 to 20 in the boys category.


Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 3rd in the four series Conferences held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu, Category Manager for Beverages, Nestlé Nigeria, Mr. Olutayo Olatunji said, “We are delighted that the MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship is back after a break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At MILO, we believe that sports provide a platform to teach children grit and help them imbibe values on their journey to success in life.

This is why we have been committed to the MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship in Nigeria since 1999.”


“The MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship will continue to provide the opportunities for developing qualities including leadership skills, ability to work in a team, perseverance, courage, self-belief, and respect in these young ones
who participate.”


The Enugu State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze who was represented by Dr. Ochi Patrick, HOD Schools at the Enugu State Ministry of Education said, “We are delighted to be the destination of choice for the championship and to be able to provide a befitting facility and conducive environment with adequate security for hosting these young talents.”


“I am particularly happy to see the students and the joy the championship has brought to them, especially the winners.

The participation of youth in events like this helps to direct their minds to productive activities and away from vices.


The Equatorial Conference was hosted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu from the 21st to 27th of May 2022.


The Equatorial Conference comprises: Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River and the host state, Enugu. Others are Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Abia, Imo and Anambra.


The Winners in both the male and female categories will compete with winners
from the Savanna Conference, and the Central Conference, as well as the upcoming Western Conference, in the national finals at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos from June 25 to July 01, 2022.


Over the last two decades, the Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship has emphasized the importance of grit to teach schoolchildren vital life values such as determination, tenacity, endurance, perseverance, teamwork and self confidence

The last Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship

The last Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship Western Conferences – taking place at the Indoor Sports Hall of Lekan Salami stadium, Ibadan, will be concluded on Thursday June 3, 2022.

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Bayelsa Govt. seeks Heritage Bank support on youth devt in sport

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Bayelsa Govt. seeks Heritage Bank support on youth devt in sport

The Bayelsa State Government has indicated interest in partnering Heritage Bank Plc on youth empowerment and sport development.

The Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo disclosed the interest of the State Government during a courtesy call with the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Daniel Igali and others on the Management of the Bank, at Heritage’s Head Office in Lagos recently.

Ewhrudjakpo expressed the State Government’s readiness to collaborate with Heritage Bank to empower youths and develop sports at all levels with the intent to put measures in place to play-up their socio-economic wellbeing and for the identification and development of budding talents.

He also commended Heritage Bank for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit for economic growth.

“We believe with that, there is going to be first, removing our youths from drugs dependency and we are also using them to win.

We really want to see how Heritage Bank can partner with us or support of which we have adequate publicity,” he stated. 

Meanwhile, Ewhrudjakpo affirmed that Governor Douye Diri-led administration would do everything within its reach to foster a mutually beneficial partnership.

Whilst responding, the Executive Director of the Bank, Jude Monye who welcomed the delegates assured the Deputy Governor of Heritage’s readiness to support the Bayelsa Government on youth empowerment and sport development.

He noted that with the bank’s feats toward empowering young Nigerians and sport development showed the bank has strong desire towards developing and positioning youths to become world-class citizens equipped and ready to be absorbed into an increasing competitive professional skills and endeavours.

Monye further disclosed that Heritage Bank have been at the forefront of supporting good courses involving youth and sport, whilst reiterating the bank’s MD/CEO, Ifie Sekibo’s readiness to partner with Bayelsa State Government.

“On behalf of the CEO and the Board, I want to say, we will support the course of Bayelsa State as far as sports in concerned. Whether it is wrestling, athletic, football, soccer, we will be part of it,” he assured.

Adding, the ED said, “We have always supported good courses; we are a small bank and relatively new. We will support the Bayelsa State Government because we want to see the youth brought out of drug peddling and drug consumption to where their life can be useful.”

He recalled that when it concerns youth empowerment and sport development the Bank had carved a niche in collaborating with public and private organisations, especial state governments such as Lagos, Rivers State, Ibadan amongst others to build a culture of sports together with the formal education and entrepreneurship in a bid to secure the future of the teaming population.

“As a bank, we have done something in sports known as schoolympics which was organised by the bank, partnered with the 3rd Edition of the annual Lagos Value Jet Para Table Tennis championship, Ibadan Golf Club’s 30th anniversary, 14th edition of the West African Universities Game (WAUG), partnered with Lagos State Government to back the 3rd Edition of the annual Lagos Value Jet Para Table Tennis championship, 2014 Port Harcourt Amateur Open Golf Championship, IBB Golf Tournament in Abuja to list but few,” he hinted.

According to him, “Heritage Bank believes in development. We have the tenacity to develop, and sport is a way of developing Nigerians both young and old to help foster their physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. It is a well-known fact that physical education and sports help in character and community building, delinquency reduction, community safety, economic and social development.”

Monye further noted that the drive to continue in the support of youths was to create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations.

He explained that the entrepreneur schemes of the bank in the support for business especially among the youths have always focused on dependable job-creating sectors, such as agricultural value chain (fish farming, poultry, snail farming), cottage industry, mining and solid minerals, creative industry (tourism, arts, and crafts), and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

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CNN’s Inside Africa Meets Nigeria’s Fitness Enthusiasts Turned Entrepreneurs

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In the latest episode of Inside Africa, CNN International meets Nigeria’s fitness enthusiasts turned entrepreneurs who are launching new businesses inspired by a growing desire to stay active, healthy and fit.

The programme meets Aminadab Allen Adegboro, CEO of Pitstop Lagos, a group created in 2019 in which dozens of cyclists gather to ride all around the Lagos region to stay active and fit.

“We’re building a family in Pitstop Lagos itself. And I believe there’s still many people out there that would love to be part of our family, and we’re still waiting for those people. We’re still planning. We are planning to expand, you know, growth. So I think growth for Pitstop Lagos will be a continuous thing,” says Adegboro.

Dominic Mudabai, a personal trainer and fitness instructor, tells CNN he believes that people care about exercise now more than ever. “What we now have is a fitness consciousness. People want to now engage themselves in fitness to be healthier to look good, to feel good because of the benefits they get mentally, physically and even emotionally. In Nigeria, it’s grown exponentially over the years, and I believe it will grow even more,” he says.

In Nigeria, an increasing interest in playing sports, exercising and staying active and fit has the country on the verge of what some describe as a fitness revolution. Inside Africa explores the rise of cycling and martial arts, such as Taekwondo, as growing fitness activities in the country.

See more from Inside Africa:

https://edition.cnn.com/specials/africa/inside-africa

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Bayelsa Govt. Seeks Heritage Bank Support on Youth Devt in Sport

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The Bayelsa State Government has indicated interest in partnering Heritage Bank Plc on youth empowerment and sport development.


The Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo disclosed the interest of the State Government during a courtesy call with the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Daniel Igali and others on the Management of the Bank, at Heritage’s Head Office in Lagos recently.


Ewhrudjakpo expressed the State Government’s readiness to collaborate with Heritage Bank to empower youths and develop sports at all levels with the intent to put measures in place to play-up their socio-economic wellbeing and for the identification and development of budding talents.


He also commended Heritage Bank for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit for economic growth.


“We believe with that, there is going to be first, removing our youths from drugs dependency and we are also using them to win.


We really want to see how Heritage Bank can partner with us or support of which we have adequate publicity,” he stated.


Meanwhile, Ewhrudjakpo affirmed that Governor Douye Diri-led administration would do everything within its reach to foster a mutually beneficial partnership.


Whilst responding, the Executive Director of the Bank, Jude Monye who welcomed the delegates assured the Deputy Governor of Heritage’s readiness to support the Bayelsa Government on youth empowerment and sport development.


He noted that with the bank’s feats toward empowering young Nigerians and sport development showed the bank has strong desire towards developing and positioning youths to become world-class citizens equipped and ready to be absorbed into an increasing competitive professional skills and endeavours.


Monye further disclosed that Heritage Bank have been at the forefront of supporting good courses involving youth and sport, whilst reiterating the bank’s MD/CEO, Ifie Sekibo’s readiness to partner with Bayelsa State Government.


“On behalf of the CEO and the Board, I want to say, we will support the course of Bayelsa State as far as sports in concerned. Whether it is wrestling, athletic, football, soccer, we will be part of it,” he assured.


Adding, the ED said, “We have always supported good courses; we are a small bank and relatively new. We will support the Bayelsa State Government because we want to see the youth brought out of drug peddling and drug consumption to where their life can be useful.”


He recalled that when it concerns youth empowerment and sport development, the Bank had carved a niche in collaborating with public and private organisations, especial state governments such as Lagos, Rivers State, Ibadan amongst others to build a culture of sports together with the formal education and entrepreneurship in a bid to secure the future of the teaming population.


“As a bank, we have done something in sports known as schoolympics which was organised by the bank, partnered with the 3rd Edition of the annual Lagos Value Jet Para Table Tennis championship, Ibadan Golf Club’s 30th anniversary, 14th edition of the West African Universities Game (WAUG), partnered with Lagos State Government to back the 3rd Edition of the annual Lagos Value Jet Para Table Tennis championship, 2014 Port Harcourt Amateur Open Golf Championship, IBB Golf Tournament in Abuja to list but few,” he hinted.


According to him, “Heritage Bank believes in development. We have the tenacity to develop, and sport is a way of developing Nigerians both young and old to help foster their physical, social, and emotional wellbeing.

It is a well-known fact that physical education and sports help in character and community building, delinquency reduction, community safety, economic and social development.”


Monye further noted that the drive to continue in the support of youths was to create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations.


He explained that the entrepreneur schemes of the bank in the support for business especially among the youths have always focused on dependable job-creating sectors, such as agricultural value chain (fish farming, poultry, snail farming), cottage industry, mining and solid minerals, creative industry (tourism, arts, and crafts), and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

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