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Driving Social Impact; Union Bank Employees Mark Volunteer Day

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On Saturday, July 6, Union Bank employees (#TeamUnion), led by the Chief Executive Officer, Emeka Emuwa, turned out on the streets of Lagos, Kaduna, Anambra and seven other states, for a clean-up exercise as part of activities to mark the Bank’s Employee Volunteer Day (#UBNEVDay).

#UBNEVDay provides an avenue for employees to give back to their communities through various projects and activities that drive positive social change in their host communities. This year, the exercise took place in 15 locations across the six geo-political regions of the country with more than 1,200 employees participating in the initiative along with their family and friends.

In line with the theme “Public Health and Wellbeing”, #TeamUnion cleaned up markets, major roads and other public areas. The employees also went a step further to create awareness on the importance of good sanitation, recycling and environmental sustainability. The exercise was carried out in conjunction with RecyclePoints, a waste recycling and social benefit venture, and SustyVibes, a social enterprise redefining sustainability advocacy in Nigeria.
Speaking on the initiative and the employees’ efforts, Mr. Emuwa said;
“Social impact and community service are integral parts of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts at Union Bank. We have a clear mission to play an active role in the development of our society as a sustainability champion. We are proud of our employees’ involvement as we continue to lead the charge for social responsibility and impact.”
Union Bank remains committed to supporting the communities within which it operates. To mark the 2019 World Environment Day, the Bank’s employees car pooled to and from their offices as a way of cutting carbon emission and raising awareness about environmental pollution.

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Each year during the Yuletide season, the Bank and its employees make donations to the less privileged in the society under the UnionCares initiative. Last year, 8,000 care bags containing staple food items were distributed to underprivileged persons across the country.

#UBNEVDay reinforces Union Bank’s commitment to building a workforce that is conscious about giving back to the communities where they live and work.

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Award of Excellence: Eze declines nomination

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…Cites need to give more devotion to ‘the struggle’

A vocal good governance advocate in the Niger Delta, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has declined accepting the Oil City Advancement Awards 2019, citing personal reasons.

Eze, according to the organisers of the awards, had been nominated due to his “immense contributions towards humanity and service towards ensuring peace, development and advancement of the Niger Delta region”.

However, responding to the award offer, Eze, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and an opinion moulder in the oil-rich region, said he had to turn the offer of award down for now so he could work more dedicatedly and become more worthy of the honour in future, even as he expressed gratitude to the award organisers.

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According to him, he had not achieved his actual mission in the region, which he said is to ensure the total enthronement of genuine democracy, through the election of APC government in the entire region, adding that until he achieves thist, he would not consider himself as being ready to accept an award for his inputs to what Niger Delta region is at the moment.

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He also reassured the people of the region that he will not relent in his struggle to ensure that the region benefits from what is due to her in the politics of Nigeria being the main source of the wealth of Nigeria.

“I will beg to decline accepting this prestigious award at this time for reasons surrounding my devotion and the need to give more of my time to ensuring that the people of the region get a deserving good governance”, he said.

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25 year old Orphan stranded in LUTH, three months after surgery

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A 25-year-old Nigerian orphan, Adeniyi Onalaja, a generator repairer, has been in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos in the last three months after undergoing surgery in his stomach. His ordeal started when he was experiencing pain in his stomach and the journey began from a hospital at Agbowa, Ikorodu and he was eventually referred to LUTH on April 4, 2019.

Upon medical examination, he was advised to go for a CT-Scan and this showed that a tumor was growing in his stomach and he was scheduled for emergency surgery on April 10, 2019, after signing an undertaking that funds will be made available. Afterward, there was a little complication that made him undergo another surgery because he could neither sleep nor eat on April 23, 2019. He has since been a resident of Ward E6 in the hospital.

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According to Onalaja, who hails from Ijebu-Ode, his father passed in 2006 and his mother died not more than a month ago. He is currently owing the hospital about Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600,000) only which are the expenses incurred from the surgery, admission, laundry, and drugs from the pharmacy.

The orphan said he is currently living on the remnants of other patients on admission in the Ward because he has nobody catering for him. He expressed his readiness to fend for himself through his generator repairing skills if he has the opportunity to leave the hospital.

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He is appealing to well-meaning Nigerians to please help me out of his travail. Adeniyi Onalaja can be reached on 08165635903 and financial assistance will be appreciated, payment can be made into his Sister’s bank account- Bassey Rukayat Aduke, 3107620191, First Bank.

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BUSTED: Imo State Government Recover Mansion Ex-Governor Okorocha Gave To His Ethiopian Girlfriend [VIDEO]

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A video trending online shows the moment Imo State Recovery of Moveable Assets Committee stormed a property belonging to the immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha in Imo State.

A voice as heard in the video clip claim the former governor gifted the house to his Ethiopian girlfriend and she has been evacuated from the premises.

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Various items along with the lady’s undies were seen littered over the place.

According to Information Nigeria, the recovery team was led by Governor Emeka Ihedioha, who visited the place, with men of the Nigeria Police.

 

You will recall that officials of the State Government Committee on Recovery of Government Property, have broken into the sealed premises of Nneoma Okorocha, wife of former Imo state governor in search of stolen property.

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