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Med-View Expands West Coast Operations to Monrovia

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MED-View Airline, Tuesday, expanded its West African sub region flight operations with the commencement of flight services to Monrovia Liberia and Freetown Sierra Leone via Accra Ghana.

The inaugural flight of Med-View Airline to the two countries took off from Lagos via Kotoka International Airport, Ghana to Roberts International Airport, Liberia and Freetown International Airport, Sierra Leone.The outbound flight head straight to Kotoka in Ghana before going back to Nigeria.

According to the airline media consultant, Chief Obuke Oyibotha, “It was with delight and ecstasy that the two countries – Liberia and Sierra Leone- welcomed the airline describing the operations as a giant step by Med-View towards strengthening regional integration among ECOWAS countries”.

“At the Roberts International Airport, Liberia where the flight was received, the Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission in Liberia, Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo, described the new operation as a courageous move by Med-View to fill the vacuum created by absence of African airlines plying the West African routes”. He said the development aligns with the vision of ECOWAS to deepen trade and economic relations between African countries and their peoples.

Responding, Managing Director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole said the airline decided to open up the two routes simultaneously because of his belief in deepening regional integration which the West African leaders have been agitating for. According to him, the flight service would also improve business activities, capacities and capabilities of people of the two countries.

He added that Med-View Airline is in Liberia and Sierra Leone to create jobs for the people of the two countries. He assured that the airline would be consistent in the new routes, saying the airline would expand in the two countries and provide more jobs for their people.

Speaking in Freetown, the MD said, “This airline has no comparism on our zero tolerance for on- time departure. You keep faith with us, we tell people what we do and our service on board is incomparable. What I will advise every body here is to fly Med-View.We are commencing the flight here -Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and you would see the difference”.

At Freetown International Airport, Sierra Leone, the country’s Minister of Transport and Aviation, Leonard Koroma who was patiently awaiting the arrival of the flight said the government and people of Sierra Leone are delighted with the development.

Also speaking Nigerian High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Ambassador Gladys Dupeola- Quist Adebiyi said the new flight opening would boost trade relations between Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Arla Food To Set Up Dairy Farm In Nigeria, Train 1,000 Dairy Farmers

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Arla Foods, makers of Dano Milk, has announced that it will build a state-of-the-art commercial dairy farm in Northern Nigeria where it plans to train and support up to 1,000 local dairy farmers as part of its long-term commitment to developing the Nigerian dairy sector.

The 200-hectare farm, scheduled to open in 2022, will have housing for 400 dairy cows, modern milking parlours and technology, grasslands and living facilities for 25 employees.

The firm said the farm is expected to produce over 10 tonnes of milk per day to supply locally produced dairy products to Nigerian consumers.

Managing Director, Arla Foods, Peder Pedersen said “there was a great need for nutritious food and dairy products to satisfy the growing demand from Nigeria’s fast-growing population.”

“This requires a complementary approach where imported food is crucial to ensuring food security while also supporting the government’s long-term agricultural transformation plan to build a sustainable dairy sector in Nigeria,” Pedersen said.

In 2019 Arla scaled up its commitment to developing a sustainable dairy sector in Nigeria with a new public-private partnership with the Kaduna State government.

It is the first of its size and offers 1,000 nomadic dairy farmers permanent farmlands. Arla is the commercial partner that will purchase, collect, process and bring the local milk to market.

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The Board of Chemical and Allied Products Plc (CAP Plc) Appoints Vitus Ezinwa as a Non-Executive Director

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The Board of Chemical and Allied Products Plc (CAP Plc) has appointed Dr. Vitus Ezinwa as a Non-Executive Director of the company effective from Thursday June 17, 2021, subject to the approval of the Company’s shareholders at the next Annual General Meeting.

The company announced in a statement signed by Ayomipo Wey, Company Secretary/General Counsel, CAP Plc.

Dr. Ezinwa is a seasoned business manager and human resource professional with experience in leading multinational corporations.

He is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of UAC of Nigeria Plc (“UACN”) and previously, the Group Director of HR at UACN.

Prior to Joining UACN, Dr. Ezinwa worked as Group Human Resources Director for Promasidor Africa; Human Resources Director, CocaCola Nigeria & Equatorial Africa with responsibility for 10 countries and Human Resources Director for British American Tobacco, West & Central Africa covering Ghana, Benin, Niger & Togo.

Dr. Ezinwa was, until recently, the Group Human Resource Director for Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of Afterschool Graduate Development Centre, member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) UK.

He is a co-founder and Director of HR Network Africa and was until 2014, a member of the Lagos Business School’s Advisory Board. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, MBA in Management from Lagos Business School, a Master’s in applied business research and a Doctorate in Business Administration, both from Swiss Business School, Zurich, Switzerland.

In addition to holding an executive director role on the Board of UACN, Dr. Ezinwa is a non-executive director of Grand Cereals Limited.

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DLM Capital Group Retains Position as Best Structured Finance & Securitization Team in West Africa

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DLM Capital Group, a prominent Developmental investment bank, has once again emerged as the best-structured finance and securitization team in West Africa at the just concluded Capital Finance International (CFI) 2021 awards.

The leading developmental investment bank has won the award in the last three years to affirm its position as the leading investment institution and asset manager in the region.

CFI awards seek to identify the contributions of individuals and organizations that contribute significantly to the advancement of economies and truly add value for all stakeholders.

DLM Capital Group creates bespoke business solutions for alternative financing and harnessing funds for growth. The group focuses on four key sectors — consumer credit, agriculture, microfinance, and education with a mandate to reduce poverty and improve living conditions for Africans, while mobilizing resources for the continent’s economic and social development.

In the past three years, our portfolio management team’s performance has remained consistent, and our clients have benefited immensely from exposure to our solutions, including the NMRC securitization deal and the DLM Primero BRT Securitization,” said Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing, DLM Capital Group, Chinwendu Ohakpougwu.

We are positioned to provide services to an expansive client base of retail, high net-worth and institutional customers. DLM Capital Group remains committed to constantly providing financial solutions that will enable our clients make a difference, and we are honored to be recognized once again as a reflection of the quality of support offered to our clients’,’ she added.

DLM has won recognition in West African capital markets, acting as a sole arranger to over 80 percent of structured finance transactions in Nigeria — and all the securitization transactions. It provides deal structuring, advisory execution and capital raising services across the Nigerian capital market.

The Institution recently launched an asset financing scheme and is preparing a venture into digital banking under its subsidiary, Sofri.

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