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Schneider Electric Promotes Waseem Taqqali to Lead Services Across the Middle East and Africa

Schneider Electric Promotes Waseem Taqqali to Lead Services Across the Middle East and Africa

Business, Corporate Stories, News
cor Industry veteran will lead the company’s services expansion and support customers with both in-person and remote service options Schneider Electric has appointed Waseem Taqqali as the Vice President Services for the Middle East and Africa. Taqqali, who joined Schneider Electric in 2013, has been promoted from his current role as Vice President Services for the Gulf. An industry veteran with several decades of experience, Taqqali will be tasked with leading one of Schneider Electric’s fastest growing segments and supporting customers with the company’s in-person and online service solutions. A Jordanian national, Taqqali’s experience spans areas such as energy management, technology and sustainability; he previously held roles at Accenture, Masdar, DEWA and ADWEA. Waseem joine...
Lagos NIPR Unveils Plans For 6TH PR Industry GALA, Awards

Lagos NIPR Unveils Plans For 6TH PR Industry GALA, Awards

Business, Corporate Stories, News
… To Recognise Professionalism, Excellence in PR Practice The Lagos State Chapter, the flagship branch of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), has announced that the sixth edition of Lagos PR Industry Gala and Awards (LaPRIGA) will hold at the D’Podium International Event Centre, Ikeja, Lagos, on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The Chairman of the Lagos Chapter, Mrs. Comfort Nwankwo, disclosed this at a media briefing held on Thursday in Lagos, explaining that LaPRIGA 2021, with the theme: “GLITTERATI”, will celebrate the best of the industry and key stakeholders. According to her, the LaPRIGA Awards has evolved to become the Communications Industry Oscars, a prestigious high-profile event showcasing and recognising excellence in public relations practice, stressi...
Days of Activism: Lagos Organizes Debate on Domestic, Sexual Violence Among Boys

Days of Activism: Lagos Organizes Debate on Domestic, Sexual Violence Among Boys

Economy, Innovation, News
In commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism for the elimination of violence against women and girls, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), in collaboration with the Kings Club Project, has organised a debate among male students on domestic and sexual violence at Oregun Junior and Senior High School, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun.In her opening remarks at the event which had in attendance Counsellors, Teachers and Students drawn from Education Districts II, IV, V and Lagos Mainland Primary School, the Executive Secretary of DSVA, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi highlighted the importance of engaging boys as a means of preventing domestic and sexual violence. She reiterated that the topic of the debate: “Domestic and Sexual Violence: Who is to Blame? The Perpetrator or th...
LASG Assures Labour Unions Of Commitment To Wellbeing, Welfare Of Staff

LASG Assures Labour Unions Of Commitment To Wellbeing, Welfare Of Staff

Economy, News
The Honourable Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, has assured labour unions of the State Government’s commitment to the wellbeing and welfare of all public servants in the State. The Commissioner gave the assurance at the meeting of the Lagos State Public Service Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), affirming that the present administration gives priority to workers’ welfare, citing an example of Mr. Governor’s recent retrospective approval to over 3000 Officers, who acquired additional qualifications without following the laid down policy.  Ponnle said that despite the challenges of the past few months occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and #EndSARS protest, among others, the current administration was able to perform its obliga...
LASTMA Denies Involvement In Ojodu Truck Accident

LASTMA Denies Involvement In Ojodu Truck Accident

Economy, News
Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) The General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, has debunked the false allegation on social media that officials of the agency were involved in the unfortunate truck accident that killed some students on their way home from school on Tuesday. Oreagba said: “From the reports we received on the incident, the driver was said to have lost control of the vehicle, probably because of mechanical failure. The Police are still investigating the matter. The public should refrain from spreading false information but await the conclusion of the ongoing investigation". While decrying the false reports carried by some media organisations on the involvement of LASTM...
Ojodu Accident: Commissioner Visits Injured Students In Hospital

Ojodu Accident: Commissioner Visits Injured Students In Hospital

Economy, News
…Commiserates With Bereaved Families The Honourable Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Dr. Lola Akande, today visited the School, LASUTH and Lagos State Emergency Centre where injured students of the Babs Fafunwa Millennium School, Ojodu, involved in a ghastly truck accident yesterday are presently receiving medical treatment. A statement signed by the Commissioner and representative of Ikeja Federal Constituency in the Lagos State Executive Council said the visit was to commiserate with the bereaved parents and families of the deceased children. She said: "I was deeply shocked and saddened to receive reports of the heart-wrenching loss of lives of our innocent children, occasioned by a truck accident at the Ojodu area on Tuesday. Nothing can prepare a pare...
Africa Oil Week in Dubai Has no African Producers – Companies Have Decided to Attend African Energy Week to Promote Africa’s Oil Sector Instead

Africa Oil Week in Dubai Has no African Producers – Companies Have Decided to Attend African Energy Week to Promote Africa’s Oil Sector Instead

Economy, News, Oil & Gas
Africa Oil Week (AOW) is set to take place this week in Dubai, and yet no African oil producers are taking part in the “Africa-focused” event. With Africa’s oil and gas Ministers and key stakeholders coming to Cape Town for African Energy Week (AEW) 2021, AOW has been left to finally admit the truth – that the organizers have misled Africa and its people. For months, AOW has been misrepresenting speakers and high-level participants at their event, all of which are actually coming to Cape Town for AEW 2021. Now, with the release of the event program, the event has finally unveiled that AOW is not interested in African oil and gas producers taking part in the conversation, despite the event apparently being “the voice of exploration and production.”  In Cape Town at AEW 2021,...
Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Gas Market Analysis Head to Speak at MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021

Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Gas Market Analysis Head to Speak at MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021

Business, Corporate Stories, News, Oil & Gas
Dr. Aydar Shakirov, Head of the Gas Market Analysis Department at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) will unpack the latest short-term market developments on the global gas market at the upcoming MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 Conference and Exhibition; organized by Energy Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com), the conference will take place in Dakar in December, 2021. We are honored to host him and hear his viewpoints on the GECF´s’ important role in expanding natural gas in Africa and the MSGBC region Dr. Aydar Shakirov, Head of the Gas Market Analysis Department at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) has been confirmed as a speaker at the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 Conference and Exhibition, organized by Energy Capital & Power, taking place in Daka...
The Government of Ghana to Sign Historic Agreement with W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation to Build Du Bois Museum Complex

The Government of Ghana to Sign Historic Agreement with W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation to Build Du Bois Museum Complex

Economy, News
The W.E.B Du Bois Museum Foundation (www.webdbmf.org), a leading New York-based international organization, will hold on Monday an official signing of a historic agreement between the foundation and Government of Ghana to transform the current Du Bois Memorial Centre and burial site in Accra, Ghana, into a state-of-art museum complex and world-class destination for scholars and heritage tourists. Dr. Du Bois, a civil rights pioneer and one of the world’s leading black intellectuals and thinkers, became a citizen of Ghana and resided in the country until his death in 1963. Du Bois’ vision of a continent of free and independent African nations was a major influence on Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah. The historic agreement will grant authority for the W.E.B Du Bois Museum Fo...
H.E Yury Sentyurin highlights Angola’s investment potential at AOG 2021 Conference

H.E Yury Sentyurin highlights Angola’s investment potential at AOG 2021 Conference

Economy, News
H.E. Yury Sentyurin, Secretary-General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, addressed Africa's role in the global gas market at AOG 2021; H.E Yury Sentyurin praised Angola's efforts in improving its legal and fiscal terms to attract investment to gas-related projects; Organized by Energy Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) AOG 2021 is the first in-person oil and gas conference in Angola in 2021 focused on accelerating investment in Angola's energy industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing delegates via a recorded video message at the official launch of Africa's highly anticipated energy event, Angola Oil and Gas (AOG) 2021, H.E Yury Sentyurin, Secretary-General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, brought Angola's investment potential in gas proj...

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