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N1.163trn budget to expand opportunities for residents to flourish —Gov Sanwo-Olu By

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured Lagos State residents that the N1.163 trillion would expand opportunities for residents to flourish despite the economic challenges caused by the disastrous events.

This statement was in reaction to  the 2021 budget  financial document signed into law on Thursday at a simple ceremony held at the State House in Marina, ushering Lagos residents into the New Year with reassuring hopes and heightened expectations.

The Governor assented to the bill, christened “Budget of Rekindled Hope”, at the event attended by cabinet members, Assembly members and chairman of the House Committee on Finance, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, who also represented the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.

After signing the bill, Sanwo-Olu remarked that the speedy consideration and passage of the budget reflected the dedication to the progress and prosperity of the State by both the executive and legislature.

Describing the past year as a peculiar era in the annals of the State, the Governor said the economic paralysis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and destruction wreaked in the wake of the hijacked EndSARS protests drew Lagos’ development back in no small measures.

With the signing of the budget, Sanwo-Olu said the State walked into 2021 with strong will and high determination to rebuild lost assets of the State.

He said: “With the passage of the 2021 Appropriation Bill, and the signing of the document into law today, our will to rebuild Lagos, advance the State’s economic growth, and expand opportunities for Lagosians to flourish despite the economic challenges caused by the coronavirus, has now been reinforced.

“As we already know, 2020 will go down in history as a peculiar year largely defined by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ENDSARS protests, which were recklessly hijacked by those who destroyed some of our public assets and private businesses. We are fortunate to be going into the New Year with an already passed budget, which will help to expedite our recovery process.”

Significant parts of the State’s 2021 spending, Sanwo-Olu said, are committed to human capital development, youth engagement, social intervention initiatives, while a chunk of the spending is reserved for the completion of ongoing projects critical to achieving the objectives of his administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.

The Governor reassured residents that the budget would rekindle their hopes and deliver substantial economic growth. He said tough choices would be made where necessary and leverage opportunities required to engender sustainable and inclusive growth.

Sanwo-Olu promised that the budget would be prudently implemented, with the focus on provision of the right economic environment for people to thrive.

He said: “With the enormous challenges of the outgoing year, we are conscious of the fact that in order to efficiently and successfully implement the 2021 Budget, we must be selfless and dedicated. We are up to the task; with our collective resilience, we will achieve our key goals in all sectors, and nothing will stop us from justifying the trust of the people in this Government.

“I assure you that the 2021 budget will be prudently implemented with the people as our focus, as we are determined to provide the right economic environment for Lagosians to thrive. As the world combats COVID-19, we will make the necessary sacrifices to further place our State on the path of abundance and economic recovery. We are going into 2021 with the unwavering determination to engender sustainable and inclusive growth.”

The Governor urged stakeholders, especially the private sector, artisans as well as small and medium-sized business owners not to relent in supporting the government by voluntarily discharging their civic responsibilities.

Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Sam Egube, hailed the process of ratification of the appropriation bill, describing the procedure as “strenuous but thorough”.

He promised that the implementation of the budget would driven to greater performance, while also assuring the public of intimating them with the full details and breakdown of the budget in due course.

About N703 billion, representing 60 per cent of 2021 budget, is earmarked for capital expenditure, while N460.5 billion will go for recurrent expenditure.

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TECNO WINS OUTSTANDING MOBILE PHONE BRAND OF THE DECADE

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Renowned smartphone brand, TECNO has received yet another award for its commitment towards excellence. The latest recognition for the brand is the Marketing Edge Award for Outstanding Mobile Phone Brand of the Decade.

This recognition acknowledges the brand’s commitment to providing innovative products and its consistent drive towards achieving excellence in the mobile phone industry. The Award was presented at this year’s Marketing Edge Annual Summit and Brands & Marketing Awards of Excellence, which held at the luxurious D’Podium International Event Centre Ikeja, Lagos.

Receiving the award for the brand, Vincent Uzoegbu, PR Communications and Media Manager, TECNO Mobile, West Africa said;

“TECNO has always shown dedication in its pursuit of excellence through its innovative products. Our hallmark is to continuously reinvent the way we do things to ensure that our products offer outstanding performances and experiences. This recognition is a proof of how much work TECNO puts into offering excellent products and we are highly honored by it.”

In recent times, TECNO unveiled a new brand Slogan “Stop At Nothing”, a testament to the brand’s unwavering determination to venture far and beyond, while recording successes at every turn. The brand has also shown a clear understanding of the need to maintain the tenacity required in the pursuit of excellence, while standing as a source of constant inspiration to its audience.

Now in its 8th year, the Marketing Edge Awards is an initiative of Marketing Edge Magazine and is a demonstration of the publication’s commitment to its vision of ‘Promoting the Brand Ideal’. The Awards event was conceived to reward excellence across the nation’s integrated marketing communications spectrum and had in attendance a large gathering of industry experts, brands and companies.

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James Hope College shines in 2021 Cambridge IGCSE Exams

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In continuation of the school’s excellent performance, candidates of James Hope College (JHC) posted outstanding results in the recently released May/June 2021 Cambridge IGCSE Examinations.

The candidates recorded 82% A* – A Grades and 100% A* – C Grades in all registered subjects.

The impressive outing is sequel to the outstanding showing students of James Hope College put up at the Fourth Edition of the British Council recognition and outstanding Cambridge learners awards in the November 2019 Cambridge IGCSE, bagging: 2 awards in the Best in the World Category; 1 award in the Best across eight (8) subjects’ Global Category; 3 awards in the High Achievement Category; and 8 awards in the Best in Nigeria Category

In his reaction to the latest feat, Founder/Chairman of James Hope College, Mr. Jim Ovia, CON congratulated the scholars and commended the management of the College.

The billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist noted that the College would continue in its tradition of offering “world class education that will enable our students achieve outstanding grades and compete favorably on a global scale.”

Indeed, James Hope College is making indelible marks in the academic landscape within and outside Nigeria.

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For more information, visit www.jameshopecollege.edu.ng

 

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oraimo Toast PD Pro: How Your Phone will go from 0-60% in 30 Minutes with new Fast Charge Technology

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Here’s the reason Power Delivery (PD) Technology on oraimo Products is a Game Changer

Being connected mean much to us, which is why being in a position where there is no power and our phones and power banks running out of juice is unacceptable. To solve these problems, Nigeria’s Tech giants and no.1 premium smart accessories brand oraimo has introduced its new power bank model the launch of the oraimo Toast 10 PD Pro (20W 10000mAh power bank).

 

Powered by ‘AniFast’ technology, this is one of the fastest and most compact power banks available in the market today, owning one of these will put an end to all your power problems. It’s 16mm super slim design boasts of a smooth 3D Hexagon texture, triple output, various protection features and worldwide compatibility. oraimo Nigeria has outdone themselves with this one!!!!

Here are reasons why oraimo Toast 10 PD Pro is the best power bank to buy in Nigeria:

It’s powered by AniFast Technology

Equipped with an Intelligent identification IC chip, oraimo exclusive designed, the Toast 10 PD Pro can charge your devices faster than any other power bank on the market. The Toast 10 PD Pro can recognise your device, identify its charging protocol, and charge it at full speed. This works for phones, smartwatches, electric toothbrushes etc.

This is a feature to look out for as it redefines the way you look at power banks in general as other manufacturers promise all sorts of charging speeds that are not tested and trusted.

It supports latest PD3.0 & QC3.0 Technology

PD (Power Delivery) and QC(Quick Charge) support is becoming increasingly common in modern smartphones like iPhone, Samsung. Before PD and QC, most charging frameworks were simply ready to utilize 5V and 3A to create the greatest force yield of up to 15W. With PD and QC, the power devices can handle higher current, and voltage compared to older devices, allowing for faster charging times. This is the place where oraimo’s 20W power bank proves to be useful.

oraimo Toast PD Pro is compatible with PD 3.0 & QC 3.0 quick charge protocol, which supports basically all the quick charge protocols in the market, that will charge your latest devices at full speed. It charges 3 times faster than your average power bank and this means it will charge your latest iPhone 12 from 0 to 60% in 30 minutes with 20W power. Just 30 minutes and you are good to go No more spending time waiting for your phone to charge before leaving the house or office. oraimo has got you covered.

It recharges itself fast as well

As if that is not enough, the Toast 10 PD Pro also charges itself at record 18W speeds. In just over 3 hours, your Toast 10 PD Pro will be fully charged which is mind blowing compared to other 5W power banks that can take as much as 8 hours to charge fully.

It has durable and ultra-fast` cable

The power bank also comes with 3A ultra-fast Type-C cable that assures the most rapid charge possible. The connector is reinforced with SR structure to make it more durable and withstand thousands of stretches and bends.

It is Safe

If a power surge has ever blown your electronics, you will know how important safety is. The oraimo Toast 10 PD Pro power bank is protected from power surges and other electrical problems with 6 advanced safety features such as temperature resistance, input overvoltage protection, surge protection and short circuit prevention, keeping you and your gadgets safe.

…and it is flexible

If you want to multitask, this is the power bank for you. Gone are the days when you could only charge one smartphone at a time; the oraimo Toast 10 PD Pro features dual charging ports with fast charging technology, which allows you to charge two devices at once without sacrificing charging speed. It’s also compatible with a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, smartwatch, electric toothbrush, earphone, etc.. Plus, it comes with Type-C and Micro USB recharging ports! So, you can charge or recharge your power bank with just one cable!

Where to buy the oraimo Toast 10 PD Pro 10000mAh Power Bank

Don’t worry, we know that other power banks don’t offer any of these things, so we will tell you where to find oraimo. It’s everywhere!!!!! You will find this fast-charging power bank available in all authorised dealer stores nationwide, it is sure a solid accessory that offers more than what you pay for!

To learn more about oraimo, visit ng.oraimo.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Finally, the oraimo Toast 10 PD Pro is backed by a 365-day warranty. If your power bank develops an odd fault after ten months of use, you can exchange it for a new one. Try to keep your receipt to enjoy the guarantee.

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