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CBWN Congratulates Halima Buba 

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Following the appointment of one of their advisory member, Commonwealth Business Women, Nigeria (CWBN) as congratulated Halima Buba the newly appointed Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Sun Trust Bank Limited.
According to a Congratulatory letter signed by CEO of CWBN Afoma Adigwe, “congratulations to you on your appointment as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Bank Limited. Everything you have done and accomplished has led to this point and you truly deserve it. Your integrity, diligence and hard work had paid off in the end.”
While wishing her well in her new office, Adigwe expressed optimism that Buba will excel in her new role while she records more success ahead.
Prior to this appointment, Buba rose to the rank of Deputy General Manager in Ecobank Nigeria, in charge of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and the North. She demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities in building cross-function teams and focused on business development and market expansion.
Her appointment was premised on her years of experience as a financial expert and a seasoned banker with over 20 years of experience in both the private and public sectors with recognizable impressive strides. Commenting on her appointment, she stated that “These are interesting times for us as a country”.
The economy is still in its post-recession phase and the prospects of sustained growth are encouraging. “Being appointed to take over the helms of SunTrust Bank at such a time is both humbling and challenging. She is currently sitting on the board of Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) as a non-executive director and participates amongst other key stakeholders in making critical decisions to ensure that the nation’s wealth is being channelled to optimum use for the future generations of Nigerians.
She is the co-founder of TAJ consortium, a group of dynamic technocrats.
She is a committed humanitarian; Mrs Halima Buba serves as Patron, Community Project Management Committee, Michika.
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maiduguri.
She is a Fellow Chartered Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria, Institute of Capital Market Registrars and Institute of Loans and Risk Management of Nigeria.
She is an honorary member of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Bankers and had attended various courses.
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COVID 19: Property Merchant, Olu Okeowo, Set To Feed 100, 000 People In Lagos

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Sir Olu Okeowo, a renowned property merchant and philanthropist per excellence, is set to join the growing number of privileged individuals in the country, who are complementing the efforts of the governments across the country to lessen the burdens of the citizenry occasioned by the outbreak of the Corona virus, otherwise known as COVID 19, which is sweeping across the globe.

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In line with his wonted fellow-feeling and abiding commitment to giving back to the society that has given him fame, Okeowo, through his foundation, Sir Olu Okeowo Foundation, has launched a food bank, where 100, 000 people will be given assorted foodstuff and other items, towards alleviating the biting hunger in Lagos State.

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The distribution venues, according to the Foundation, are on the island and mainland.

The Foundation has further urged residents in the state to call on it, so it can extend the gesture to any identifiable flashpoint of hunger as well as ways of distribution without violating any health standards and regulations.

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Bola Tinubu Enjoys Low-key 68 Birthday

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Parties have always been as a testament to a celebration.

In the Lagos social scenes, the richer the celebrant, the more colourful the party automatically becomes.

This rule will however not apply to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as he turns 68 today.

A man of immense wealth, Tinubu will not be celebrating his new age with friends, family, and associates as has become the norm. There won’t be a colloquium of any sort.

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A man known for his love for celebrating at the slightest of opportunities, this year’s birthday celebration will be devoid of fanfare, as he will be reduced to celebrating with his immediate family.

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Folorunsho Alakija Comes Through For Africa

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What is the value of money if it can’t impact society?

This is one question which a lot of rich people would rather not answer.

However, not Africa’s richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija.

Over the years, the woman has extended her hands of fellowship to the needy either directly or via her foundation.

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At a time when the world is grappling for face masks and sanitiser due to the coronavirus pandemic, Alakija showed she cares about the less privilege splashing a chunk of her hard-earned wealth in purchasing thousands of sanitiser and face mask for African countries.

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