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Author, Julie Roy 📸Jessi Sallenbach Reach Your Personal Potential: Self-Made Multimillionaire, ‘Serial’ Entrepreneur, Wife and Mom of Four Shares Her Secrets OMAHA, Neb. — In The Multi-Million Dollar Mompreneur: Your guide to business mastery, uncommon freedom and legacy wealth (GWN Publishing; May 1; ISBN: 978-1-959608-84-4, Print; 978-1-959608-85-1, Hardcover), Julie Roy shares some major takeaways from her journey to financial freedom and a fulfilling life. While offering insights and concrete action items to help anyone striving to propel their business, the author speaks directly to highly motivated women who are seeking to harmonize high net-worth entrepreneurship and family. “Balance is impossible,” Roy…

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Demi Ariyo (founder, MeetLendoe), Leory Lawrence (founder, Pigee), Leon Wilson (founder, PollenPay) The 1000 Black Voices Fintech Trade Mission, scheduled from April 08 to 12, 2024, in the vibrant city of New York, has officially taken off! Founders on the Trade Mission, who will be exploring opportunities for fundraising and their expansion to the US, include: Demi Ariyo, Managing Director, Lendo – an access to funding platform for underestimated entrepreneurs. Leroy Lawrence, CEO of Pigee Inc – a payment app that increases tourist focused merchant sales 400%, by sending travel shopping home directly from brick-and-mortar shops in 117 countries. Leon…

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As 44-year-old Bassirou Diomaye Faye is sworn in today as Senegal’s youngest president since independence from France in 1960, Senegal is on the brink of an historic moment as it inaugurates its fifth (5) President, whose’s victory follows a resounding 54.28% of the votes cast by the citizenry. In a region where a large majority of the population are under 30, his victory offers hope to those young people yearning for economic opportunities. And with its population, oil windfall and infrastructure, Senegal technically has the resources to support its ambition to become the continent’s next economic powerhouse. Under the leadership…

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Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, Dr. Tunde Okewale recently received an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, presented by HRH Princess Anne of Great Britain. The The OBE recognises distinguished regional or county-wide roles in any field, through achievement or service to the community, including notable practitioners known nationally. “From Morning side estate, Hackney. to receiving an OBE at Windsor Palace, my journey shows anything’s possible if you dare to dream and ask ‘What if?’ I was the first in my family to go to university, supported by a charity that believed in me. My mantra?…

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Silas Adekunle (Co-Founder & CEO at Reach Industries + Co-founder and CEO, Awarri) Silas Adekunle, 31, is a Nigerian inventor and entrepreneur, known for creating the world’s first intelligent gaming robot, and became one of the highest-paid robotics engineer in the world after signing a new deal with Apple Inc in 2018.A graduate of the University of the West of England with a first-class degree in Robotics, this Nigerian-British entrepreneur co-founded Reach Industries in 2013 with a vision of transforming entertainment technology and STEM education by fusing gaming, robots and augmented reality. Silas Adekunle 📸 Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images…

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Access Holdings PIc has announced the appointment of Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede as Non- Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the organisation, replacing Mr. Abubakar Jimoh who will continue to serve on the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director. “We look forward to a promising future and the continued success of our great institution under his leadership”, says the corporation. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede FCIB, CON is a business mogul, banker, investor and philanthropist. He was the former Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc (2002-2013). He is the founder and chairman of Coronation Group Limited and its…

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Team Ufarmx (L-R): Alexander Zanders (Founder & CEO), Andrea Kamara-Dunbar (Co-Founder & COO), Segun Fagbami (Co-Founder &CDO) Alexander Zanders is the Founder of Nigerian agri-tech startup UfarmX®, a company that utilises blockchain and AI technologies to provide climate-smart insights to farmers in emerging markets. In simple terms, this involves: Providing software that allows capturing of data, including photos and GPS coordinates, aggregated and shown on easy to read dashboards; Empowering analysis and decision-making with a comprehensive suite of AI-powered insights; Integrating data with other online systems so that data instantly and continuously flows into databases such as Microsoft Excel. Combatting post-harvest…

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On Monday (March 04, 2024), Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, wife of Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State, cut the ribbon to the new Àdìrẹ Èkìtì Hub, a local fabrics empowerment scheme and training centre set up in Ado-Ekiti (the State capital) to economically empower unemployed youths and widows. The popular Àdìrẹ textile is a type of dyed cloth made in South-West Nigeria by Yoruba women, using a variety of resist-dyeing techniques In partnership with the Nike Okundaye Art Foundation, the project kicked off with 220 beneficiaries undergoing intensive training on tie-and-dye processes – in a double bid to encourage self-sustenance and entrepreneurship, as well…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3YxP66XQPo 🎥ChannelsTV Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe CFR (15th August 1966 – 9th February 2024) was a Nigerian banker and businessman. He was the group managing director and CEO of Access Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s top five banking institutions,  Wigwe was among six people who lost their lives on 9th February 2024 after the Eurocopter EC130 in which they were travelling crashed near Nipton, California. Also on the flight were his wife Chizoba, his son Chizi, former Nigerian Exchange Group Plc Chairman, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, and two crew members.

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Professor Bartholomew Nnaji (Founder & Owner, Geometric Power) The Geometric Power plant, which recently launched in Aba (Abia State’s largest city and commercial centre) is owned by Prof. Barth Nnaji. The plant has fired off the first of its four power-generating turbines, currently generating 141 megawatts of power, which is enough to provide 24-hour electricity to nine out of the State’s Local Government Areas (LGAs): Aba South, Aba North, Osisioma Ngwa, Obingwa, Ugwunagbo, Ukwa East, Ukwa West, Isiala-Ngwa South and Isiala-Ngwa North. This is already proving to be a clear game changer for Nigeria’s power sector. To put things into…

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