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9, 10 year old Whiz Kids wins Junior/Senior Categories wins Aimee Spelling Bee Competition Season 2

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The season two of the Aimee Spelling Bee competition has ended with a young prodigy, a 9 year old – Osariemen Omosigho winning the junior category and 10 year old Daniel Ojo won the senior category.

The junior category winner from a pool of 100 participants while the senior category had 80.

Amy Afebuame, the convener of the spelling bee competition, who through her passion for kids had been running a book club explained that the competition was to bring healthy rivalry between kids aged 7 and 13.

She however lamented that the programme was almost without a sponsor for the first edition but the second had an improvement.

Some of the games competed for were Scrabble, Chess with Gbadebo Valentine, 10, emerging tops in Chess board game; while Oladunjoye Seyifunmi, 8, was the master at the Scrabble board game and the SmartKids board winner was Richard David.

Others who went home with prizes at the event are Dukiaoluwa Olohunkoya, 8, the 1st runner-up at the junior category in Spelling Bee and Madu Kosisochukwu, 8, being the 2nd runner-up.

However, the senior category had Gabrielle Abidakun, 10, as the 1st runner-up and Odofin Moyinoluwa, 13, was the 2nd runner-up.

Winners were rewarded with trophies and cash prizes; 1st placed cart away ₦100,000 and the 2nd placed got ₦50,000 while the 3rd placed had ₦30,000 as well as vouchers up to ₦50,000 for book shopping.

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The Spelling Bee and Games Board Game Competition is open to individual pupils aged six through thirteen.

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Nestlé Partners LBS to Promote Fact-Based Reporting Among Journalists

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Nestlé, one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa has partnered the Lagos Business School for the 2020 Advancing Nutrition, Health and Wellness (NHW) training.

The event was held in a bid to promote fact-based reporting among journalists to enable them improve fact-based reporting on nutrition, health and wellness.

According to the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager of Nestlé Nigeria, Victoria Uwadoka, the intervention was to equip journalists to carry out this essential role.

The media training which was virtual indeed came at a critical time when the public needs to be well informed on nutrition health and wellness to help curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

“The essence of this training is to provide a platform for journalists to acquire knowledge and skills to improve fact-based storytelling to help their audiences and consumers get the right information to make the right nutrition and lifestyle choices to promote a healthier lifestyle,” Nwadoka affirmed.

In his part, the Director of the LBS Sustainability Centre, Professor Chris Ogbechie noted that building the capacity of the media is key to Nigeria’s achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG3 – good health and well being.

“This is why LBS and Nestle Nigeria developed the Advancing NHW through the Media program to harness the impact the media can have through professional and innovative reporting on Nutrition Health and Wellness issues,” he added.

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Lagos State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya inspects Imota Rice Mill

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The Acting Commissioner of Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya was on an inspection visit to the Imota Rice Mill, Ikorodu today.

The Acting Commissioner’s visit to Imota was to inspect and gauge the level of progress of work done on the site – especially around equipment installation.

It is important to note that Civil work at the Rice Mill is already at about 85% completion, with just external work left to be completed.

 

Work is also ongoing on the casting of the treated water plants and the effluent treatment plant. Finishing touches are also being put on the VIP/Staff/Administrative buildings.

The installation of Mill lines is billed to commence by the end of this month.

Other parts of the construction work ongoing include the remaining 4 silos, boiler unit area and harvest dryers – all currently being assembled.

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How Vitafoam is responding to the COVID-19 fight

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Despite the huge challenge the COVID-19 pandemic is posing to businesses across the world and Nigeria, some corporate organisations are stepping up with laudable actions to support the government’s effort in the fight against the virus.

Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, one of the organisations that have responded to the fight, on Wednesday donated 100 units of mattresses and pillows to isolation centers through the Lagos State Government as the number of confirmed cases increases in Nigeria.

“As a Responsible Corporate Organization, we would also be playing our own part in fighting the spread as well as eradicating COVID-19, by giving out 100 units of Mattress and Pillows to the isolation centres through the Lagos State Government,” Vitafoam announced in a Twitter statement.

Nigeria presently has a total of 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – 48 are active, two have recovered while one death has been recorded.

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