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Notore announces changes in its board of directors

Notore Chemical Industries Plc has announced some changes to its board of directors. 



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In a notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the general investing public, fertilizer producer, Notore Chemical Industries Plc has announced some changes to its board of directors.

Chief Odoliyi Lolomari who is a non-executive director has retired while Bernard Longe and Dedieu Geoffroy who are also non-executive directors resigned from the board. Also, in the same vein, the Notore Chemical Industries appointed Ovie Ukiri, Olusoji Adekunle Emiola, and Tseyi Louis Hammond replacing the exiting non-executive directors with effect from December 14, 2018.

The statement also said the board expressed its appreciation to the departing directors for their commitment, leadership and extensive contributions to the company and wished them all the very best in their future endeavours.

About Chief Odoliyi Lolomari

Chief Odoliyi Lolomari served as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigeria’s OPEC representative. Lolomari has over 50 years experience in the petroleum industry. He serves as the Chairman of Frontier Oil Limited. He is a Founding Member of the Nigerian National Oil Company (NNOC) and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). Lolomari is a Fellow of the Institute of Petroleum, London and the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society. He has a bachelor’s degree in Physics which he obtained from the University of London and a Diploma in Oil Technology from the Imperial College (DIC), London. He joined the Board of Notore Chemical Industries Plc on April 27, 2007, and has served as a non-executive director for 11 years.

About Dedieu Geoffroy

Dedieu Geoffroy joined the Notore’s Board of directors on 8th February 2011 and has served on the Board as a non-executive director for over 7 years. He also served on the Board Audit and Board Technical committee.

About Bernard Longe

Bernard Longe joined the Board of directors on the 17th November 2011 and as served on the Board for over 7 years. Longe also served on the Board finance committee and Board Technical committee.

About Ovie Ukiri

Ovie Ukiri is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. Ukiri is also a Partner at Ukiri Lijadu (a law firm). He has been with the internationally focused law firm since 1999 and heads the commercial, corporate, and oil and gas departments.

A long-standing member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ukiri served as chair of the Finance and General Purpose Committee of the association’s Lagos branch from 2010 to 2011. In June 2013, he participated in the 7th Annual Business Law Conference, during which he chaired and moderated a breakout session on mergers and acquisitions.

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Olusoji Adekunle Emiola

Olusoji Emiola is an experienced professional with a successful career in the insurance industry. He is currently the managing director of TY Holdings Limited with the mandate to provide strategic leadership, direction and guidance in line with approved plans.

Tseyi Louis Hammond

Tseyi Louis Hammond is a finance professional with over 1 7 years experience in the financial sector. His career has involved successfully establishing business lines and products through strategic assessment of the financial market.

He is currently a Deputy General Manager at FBNQuest Merchant Bank Limited.

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Twitter to establish its first African presence in Ghana

Twitter has announced Ghana as headquarter of its operations in Africa.



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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter Inc has announced today in a tweet that the company is establishing a presence in Africa.

“Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you, Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo,” Dorsey tweeted.

As part of its mission to serve the public conversation, Twitter is making it easier for everyone to join in and provide more relevant experiences for people across the world.

Why Ghana as a choice…

Twitter stated that it chose to expand to Ghana first because the country is an advocate of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet.

In a blog post the company said, “In line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. To truly serve the public conversation, we must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.”

“Furthermore, Ghana’s recent appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with our overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support our efforts to improve and tailor our service across Africa.

“Whenever we enter new markets, we work hard to ensure that we are not just investing in the talent that we hire, but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them. We have already laid foundations through partnerships with Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Afrochella in Ghana, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) in Nigeria, and The HackLab Foundation in Ghana. As part of our long-term commitment to the region, we’ll continue to explore compelling ways we can use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen our communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving,” Twitter stated.

The company is also looking to hire specialists to join several teams to operate in product, design, engineering, marketing and communications.

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Reacting to Dorsey’s announcement, Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, in a tweet said that the government and people of Ghana welcome welcomed the micro-blogging site.

“The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is excellent news. Government and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country,” President Akufo-Addo tweeted.

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Youths need critical skills to strengthen Nigerian economy – Bankers Committee’s FITC

Nigerian youths need to embrace adequate skills and create a pool of well-engaged workforce to directly strengthen the nation’s economy.



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Bankers Committee’s FITC has called on Nigerian youths to embrace adequate skills and create a pool of well-engaged workforce to directly strengthen the nation’s economy.

This was disclosed by the Managing Director, FITC, Chizor Malize, during the launch of its Future of Work Academy for Youths on Monday.

According to her, the initiative is to continuously bridge the knowledge gap in the country and Africa at large, as it is expected to equip the youths for the peculiar needs of the Future of Work.

It also seeks to solve the prevalent issue of producing university graduates with degrees and skills that have limited practical use in the current global job market, as well as the requirements for the Future of Work.

She said, “The world of work is changing rapidly, and competition for the right talent is fierce. Graduate talents have for decades been primarily identified and employed based on academic excellence, however, in the emerging world of work, creativity, innovation, and work-ready skills have become the non-negotiable indicators for competitive advantage, and to evaluate capabilities.

“It is therefore important for youths to build critical skills, that will equip them for the requirements of the Future of Work in the ever-evolving business landscape. The value FITC FOWA is bringing to corporations at this time cannot be overemphasized. By equipping youths and creating a pool of well-engaged workforce for organizations, FITC FOWA will be directly strengthening the economy and the society in general.”

Malize added that the initiative offers essential courses in Data Science, Data Analytics, Coding, Digital Marketing, Graphics Designs, MS Excel & Analytics, Digital Marketing, Use of PowerPoint, and other key areas that have been strategically packaged to educate, enlighten, and upskill undergraduates and graduates with the vital skills for the Future of Work.

What you should know

Owned by the Bankers Committee (CBN, NDIC and all Nigerian deposit money banks), FITC was established in 1981 as a non-profit organisation limited by guarantee to provide capacity building and serve as a knowledge hub for the Nigerian Financial Services Sector.

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