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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday departed Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, for France, to participate in the One Planet Summit.



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The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has presented the 2018 budget estimate before the Lagos State House of Assembly.



The projected budget size is One Trillion, Forty- six Billion, One Hundred and Twenty one Million, One Hundred and Eighty one Thousand, Six Hundred and Eighty naira (N1,046 ,121).



The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N347bn and a capital expenditure of N699bn.
The budget is tagged Budget of Progress and Development.

 

Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel as the Company’s Managing Director/CEO. The appointment takes effect on January 22, 2018.




Mr. Borrut Bel will succeed Mr. Johan Doyer who has served as Managing Director/CEO on an interim basis since June 16, 2017. The Board of Directors (“the Board”) has informed the Nigerian Stock Exchange of the appointment.



Mr. Borrut Bel is currently the Managing Director of HEINEKEN’s subsidiary in Burundi, Brarudi S.A. and a Board member of Bralirwa Limited, Rwanda, also a HEINEKEN subsidiary in Rwanda.



Mr. Borrut Bel joined HEINEKEN Spain in 1997 as Sales Representative and subsequently held increasingly senior management positions in different countries, first as Distribution Project Manager in Slovakia, Brand Manager in France and Trade Marketing Manager at the Head Office in The Netherlands. In 2006, he returned to HEINEKEN Spain where he evolved in the organization and eventually became the On-Premise and Distribution Director and a member of the Management Team.



Mr. Borrut Bel was appointed the Managing Director of Brarudi S.A. in 2015 and has successfully led the company through a very turbulent period, strengthening the company’s route-to-market and launching successful innovations.



The Board is confident that Mr. Borrut Bel’s track record and broad experience stand him in a very good position to drive Nigerian Breweries Plc’ strategy and consolidate its leadership position in the Nigerian market.

 

In a related development, the Company has also announced the resignations of Mr. Victor Famuyibo (Human Resource Director) and Mr. Hubert Eze (Sales Director) from the Board with effect from January 27, 2018 and January 31, 2018 respectively. While Mr. Famuyibo’s resignation follows from his attaining the Company’s mandatory retirement age of 60 years, Mr. Eze’s resignation is preparatory to his taking up a higher role in the HEINEKEN organisation.




The Exchange was further notified that Mrs. Grace Omo-Lamai and Mr. Uche Unigwe have been appointed as part of the Management Team of the Company in the positions of Human Resource Director and Sales Director respectively.




Mrs. Omo-Lamai joined the Company on October 23, 2017 from Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd, where she was the Director of Human Resources. Mr. Unigwe, on the other hand, joined the Company in 1989 as a Trainee Brewer. He is currently the General Manager, HEINEKEN East Africa, based in Nairobi. He resumes in his role as Sales Director on January 15, 2018.

Prince Eze Madumere, Deputy Governor Imo State; Prof. Anthony Anwukah, Honourable Minister of State for Education and Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser Nigerian Breweries Plc at the commissioning and handing over of a block of classrooms equipped with furniture, library and toilet facilities to Egbuoma Secondary School in Imo State by the Nigerian Breweries - Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund, recently.


Nigerian Breweries recently commissions classrooms and facilities in Imo State. below are pictures of the new block of classrooms and facilities donated  by Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund.

Kufre Ekanem (right), Corporate Affairs Adviser NB Plc handing over keys to a block of classrooms, library and toilet facilities built and equipped by Nigerian Breweries - Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund for Egbuoma Secondary School in Imo State to Prince Eze Madumere, Deputy Governor of Imo State (left) to the admiration of Prof. Anthony Anwukah (middle), Honourable Minister of State for Education.



Tears flowed on Saturday on Alhaji Ganiu Street, Bako Estate, in the Ketu area of Lagos State, as 28-year-old Maureen Adejo, who was allegedly beaten to death by her husband, Olaoluwa Adejo, was buried.

Present at the burial were friends and family members of the deceased.

It was learnt that 32-year-old Olaoluwa and the deceased, who hailed from Imo State, had been married for about five years.

The marriage, which was blessed with three children, was said to have been marred with disgreements as the bank worker later allegedly threatened to kill his wife.

She was said to have packed to her mother’s house, but returned for a party at her children’s school.

While Olaoluwa claimed that she took local insecticide, Sniper, their five-year-old son, Richard, said his father tortured his mother and forced the insecticide down her throat.

The case was subsequently transferred from the Oworonshoki Police Station to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

The detectives removed the corpse from the Gbagada General Hospital morgue where it was initially deposited by Olaoluwa, and took it to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, for autopsy.

The result of the autopsy was said to have been released to the police just as the Lagos State indigene was arraigned and remanded last Wednesday.

The hearse bearing the remains of the deceased reportedly left LASUTH around 11am on Saturday.

It was learnt that the corpse arrived at the Apostolic Christian Church Mission, Ketu, where it was received by scores of residents and sympathisers.

At 12pm, the service of songs was said to have commenced, as people paid tributes to the late Maureen.

The body was thereafter taken to the compound of her mother, Mrs. Kate Jonathan, where she was reportedly buried after a dust-to-dust rite.

The couple’s first child, Richard, prayed on the body and waved her mother farewell.

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice had placed the three children in the custody of their maternal grandmother.

Jonathan confirmed the development to our correspondent on Sunday, lamenting the death of her daughter.


Former Minister of Sports Damishi Sango, who was kidnapped on Thursday, has been released. Sango, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, was set free along with his son; a chieftain of the party Emmanuel Mangnin, a driver and one other person on Sunday.



They were kidnapped on Wednesday evening in Jere, along Abuja road in Kaduna state, while on their way to attend the PDP National Convention. The party’s spokesperson in the state, John Akans, said Sango and the others were set free on Sunday evening. Akans said they are in a private residence in Abuja.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria Olisa Agbakoba has said, President Muhammadu Buhari does not understand the nature of how to run a government. Speaking with journalists in Lagos, Agbakoba called on the president to disengage his entire ministers over what he believes is incompetence.



"Government’s work is misunderstood even by the President. He doesn’t understand the nature of how to run a government,” Agbakoba, who expressed sadness over governance in the country, said. He listed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and that of the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, as examples of round pegs in square holes.



"He [Buhari] needs to sack his entire cabinet because they have failed,” the former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) said. Further more, the lawyer berated some governors for performing below par in his reckoning. One of such governors is that of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode.



"Governor Ambode of Lagos State says that he runs either the third or fifth largest economy in Africa, but you are all in Lagos. This is a broken city, it is a completely broken city and in the index of the harshest cities to live in the world, Lagos is third from the last,” Agbakoba said.



He did not leave out the governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, and his colleague in Rivers, Nyesom Wike. "Okorocha is erecting statues of all kinds of people when Imo state owes pensioners.“Wike is using Rivers state money to buy SUVs for members of the National Assembly.”