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BSG Launches 4th Edition of SMASHED Project – A campaign against underage consumption of alcohol 

The SMASHED Project is an annual BSG campaign against underage alcohol consumption delivered using thought-provoking drama and interactive workshops to engage adolescents

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BSG SMASHED PROJECT - L-r: Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Rotimi Odusola; Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries, Sade Morgan; Chairman, Beer sectoral Group, and CEO Guinness Nigeria plc, Baker Magunda and Corporate Affairs Director, International Breweries plc, Temitope Oguntokun during the launch event of the 4th edition of BSG Smashed Project in Abuja on Thursday, 7th of July, 2022

The Beer Sectoral Group (BSG) of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) launched the 4th edition of its SMASHED Project on the 7th of July 2022 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The SMASHED Project is an annual BSG campaign against underage alcohol consumption delivered using thought-provoking drama and interactive workshops to engage adolescents, encouraging them to take a firm stance against underage drinking.

BSG SMASHED PROJECT
BSG SMASHED PROJECT L-r: Director, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr Abbey Andrew; Deputy Director, Industrial Department, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment, Mrs Olumiyiwa Ajayi-Ade; Chairman, Beer Sectoral Group BSG, and Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Baker Magunda; Director, Food and Drugs Services Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Pharm. (Mrs) Olubunmi Aribeana and Director/ Secretary/ FCT State Education Board, Mrs Nanre Emeje during the launch event of the 4th edition of BSG Smashed Project in Abuja on Thursday, 7th of July, 2022

The SMASHED Project is an initiative of Collingwood Learning UK and is delivered in Nigeria by the BSG, an association of brewers in Nigeria, currently comprising Guinness Nigeria Plc, Nigerian Breweries Plc and International Breweries Plc. 

Speaking of what BSG aims to achieve with the SMASHED Project, the Chairman of the Beer Sectoral Group, Baker Magunda said,  

“The campaign against underage drinking is only a part of a broader contribution of the BSG to the discourse on the harmful use of alcohol. As a socially responsible sector, the BSG will continue to campaign against the harmful use of alcohol and will be glad to partner with and support the government in this regard, as the opportunities arise. 

The SMASHED Project was introduced in Nigeria in 2018 and has so far been delivered in Lagos, Abuja FCT, Ogun, Edo, Enugu, Anambra, Oyo, Delta, Kwara and Akwa-Ibom states, covering over 100 different localities, both urban and rural.  

In Nigeria, the SMASHED Project has been delivered to over 65,000 students in over 350 public and private schools and has enjoyed the immense cooperation of the Federal and State Ministries of Education, as well as principals, teachers, guidance counsellors and students – with more of them understanding the risk factors associated with underage drinking and how to detect and prevent such risks from materializing.  

The BSG plans to continue to deliver the SMASHED Projects on an annual basis, with a commitment to ensuring that more young Nigerians are poised to making positive choices with regards to their wellbeing. 

Other social initiatives of the BSG include its annual Don’t Drink & Drive campaign aimed at educating the general public on the dangers of drink-driving and delivered using motor park rallies and billboard campaigns.

The Don’t Drink & Drive campaign has so far been delivered in Lagos, Abuja, and Port-Harcourt and has included the donation of breathalysers by the BSG to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). 

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PAU Organises Thanksgiving Service to Mark 20th Anniversary

Reporting: Peter Oluka

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PAU 20TH ANNIVERSARY mass service

Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) organised a Thanksgiving Mass Service on Thursday, November 3, 2022, as part of the events commemorating its twentieth anniversary.

The Mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Lagos Diocese, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins. Fr Tony Odoh, the Chaplain of Pan-Atlantic University, Professor Enase Okonedo, the Vice-Chancellor Pan-Atlantic University and other top officials of Pan-Atlantic University received the Archbishop and led him on a tour of the university’s new projects and facilities. 

The official entourage comprised the immediate Past Vice-Chancellor, Professor Juan Elegido – the current Vice-Chancellor; Professor Enase Okonedo, – Dean, Lagos Business School; Professor. Chris Ogbechie, Deputy Dean- LBS; Prof. Yinka West, The Registrar; Mr Kingsley Ukaoha, Prof. Chantal Epie, Fr Ignatius Sotos, Fr Paul Ariole, Fr Ifeanyi Ogboh and Fr Leo Ogbanufe.

The tour activities anchored by Mr Frank Wiggle (Head of Community Relations, Pan-Atlantic University) commenced with a visitation to the in-house audiovisual studio for media and film production students and a visit to the new School of Science and Technology laboratories, which includes the Electrical/Electronic lab, Physics and science lab, and a newly equipped Computer Science lab with different scientific apparatus to prepare students with modern-day skills to practice their professional endeavours. 

The anniversary Mass commenced with melodious hymns led by the PAU Chapel Choir, the procession of the Archbishop and the officiating ministers.

The Most Rev. Adewale Martins welcomed the distinguished members of the board, staff, students, and other participants to the 20th Thanksgiving Mass.

Also, he commended the unique leadership virtues of the management and faculty in carrying out training and character-moulding policies to build the young students at one of the formative stages of their lives with such bold grace and opportunity bestowed on them by God.

  “Whatever we do in such an institution as faculty members or staff in our areas, we become co-workers with God in bringing new creatures into being; Creatures that would have become new because the values and virtues that we may have succeeded in impacting on them”, He remarked.

The Mass ended with a vote of thanks speech by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Enase Okonedo. She appreciated the Archbishop of Lagos, Rev. Adewale Martins; Fr Tony Odoh- Regional Vicar of Opus Dei in Nigeria and Chancellor of the PAU- the secretary to the Archibishop – Fr Paul Ariole; the school Chaplain- Rev. Father Ifeanyi Ogboh, Rev. Leo Ogbanofe, and the project committee members that organised the event.

The Vice-Chancellor proceeded to acknowledge and thank the board of trustees of the PAU Foundation- Professor Steven Afolami, the immediate Past Vice-Chancellor of PAU, Professor Juan Elegido, who was one of the three (3) founding members of Lagos Business School – the first Alumni Director of Lagos Business School- Mr Gabriel Diejomaoh, Deans of Schools, heads of units as well as the altar servers, churchwardens, chaplaincy and PAU choir.

Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) was established in 2002. The objective of education in Pan-Atlantic University is the well-rounded formation of the human person.

The University aims at nurturing individuals who are professionally competent, creative and enterprising, zealous for the common good and able to make free and morally right decisions and who thus act as positive agents of change in service to society.

Currently, Pan-Atlantic University has seven main units:

–           Lagos Business School (LBS)

–           Enterprise Development Centre (EDC)

–           School of Media and Communication (SMC)

–           School of Management and Social Sciences (SMSS)

–           School of Science and Technology (SST)

–           Institute of Humanities (IOH)

–           Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA)

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A Nigerian Lecturer gives $100 to ten students who attended his first class – RUMORS

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There is a rumor going about A lecturer at the University of Ibadan named Dr. Bisi who rewarded students that showed up for his first class following the reopening of school.

He debunked the rumors via his tweeter handle. He made it clear that those were false news.

Dr. Bisi debunking the rumor on his tweeter handle

Although the news made waves as Citizens were excited by such a gesture. Many thought it was a good way to encourage students to return to school and resume lectures fully.

However, we hope students are motivated to resume none the less. Well, here are pictures from the false circulations about the lecturer and his $100 reward to students who showed up to his first class.

The lecturer, Dr. Bisi
A student showing $100 note…. But not from Dr Bisi
A student who missed out on the money, making a post about it…. But it’s false News

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Nigeria Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa has opened his own new International School in Jos, Plateau State.

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The Nigerian Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa has opened his own new international school in Jos, Plateau State.

Ahmed Musa

His magnificent act of hoping to imbibe the the younger generation with a standard education has come to play as the school is really built beautifully and highly equipped for conducive learning.
The talented footballer and captain named the school after his parents, Mr Musa and Mrs Sarah International school. M&S international school.

Ahmed Musa

Congratulations to the super eagle’s captain on this accomplishment. Here are pictures of the school.

The outlook of the building
A look atThe classroom
Classroom
A look at the creche/kindergarten class
A part of the kitchen
Classroom

A big Weldon to him once more.

READ ALSO: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Launches a Tuition free School for the less privileged kids in India – Photos

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