The secret to better performance in Mathematics lies in developing a special relationship with the subject, which has developed into a phobia for many students.
This was the submission of IfeanyiAyoku, a participant in the ongoing 2018 of Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show, sponsored by Cowbell Milk,the leading brand fromPromasidor Nigeria Limited.
Ifeanyi Anyoku, a student of the Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, explained that the secret of his exploits in Mathematics could be likened to the relationship that existed between him and his sibling.
“I am the first child in the family and for that reason, relationship is very key in order to carry my sibling along. I have therefore transferred this love and bond to Mathematics and it has helped me a great deal,” he added.
In a stimulating preliminary junior category, Group F contest last weekend in Lagos, Ifeanyi and Faith Odunsi, from The Ambassadors College, Ota Ogun State, secured the semi-final tickets.
The feat by the duo sent four of their colleagues out of the Quiz Show. They are: Gospel Omosebi of BiboOluwa Academy, Ilesha, Osun State; Umar Muhammad of Nigerian Tulip International College, Damaturu, Yobe State and Shekinah Odola of Evangel Group of Schools, Gombe, Gombe State.
Ifeanyi thanked his teachers for believing in him and promised to maintain the impetus in the days ahead.
Faith, the only female semi-finalist in Group F, described her experience in the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show as quite fantastic and interesting. “I pray to sustain the momentum and win. I will feel very great to be crowned a champion,” she said.
In the senior category, Adebisi Ademola of Reality High School, Ilesha, Osun State; and Enoch Adelekan from The Ambassadors College, Ota Ogun State qualified for the semi-finals.
Four contestants could not go beyond the first and second rounds in this group. These are: Joshua Umoh of Monef High School, Uyo, AkwaIbom State; AkachukwuOnyuike of Nigerian Tulip International College, Abuja; James Gabriel of Deeper Life High School, Calabar, Cross River State; and Mairo Musa-Machima of Elkanemi College, Maiduguri, Borno State.
Adebisi promised to channel all her energy and capacity to lift the crown. “I feel excited scaling this hurdle. But my ultimate ambition is to win and become the 2018 Cowbellpedia champion,” he said.
Enoch, on his part, expressed relief at getting to this stage and prayed to win the ultimate prize to make himself, his parents and his proud school.
In the spirit of the 20th anniversary of Cowbell and Mathematics in Nigeria, this year’s prize money has also been doubled as winners in both categories will receive N2 million each with an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country; while the first and second runners-up will receive N1.5 million and N1 million respectively.
The teachers of the top prize winners will be awarded N500,000, while those of the first and second runners-up will receive N400,000 and N300,000 respectively.
Also, each of the winning schools will be presented with Mathematics textbooks, desktop computers and printers.
The 2018 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematic TV Quiz continues this weekend. It will be aired to millions of viewers on DSTV Africa Magic Family Channel, AITNetwork and other six television stations across the country.
Bank staff donate medical equipment to Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital
Staffers of Stanbic-IBTC Bank have donated some medical equipment including three Units of PhotoTherapy Lights, Portable Phlegm Suction unit, EcoSound Fetal Doppler and a BlueGate UPS to the Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital, Lagos.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony at the hospital premises, the Chief Financial Officer of the Bank, Dr. Kunle Adedeji said that members of the Finance Department of the Bank raise funds annually, through voluntary contributions, to finance a project or make donations to a public institution.
Adedeji revealed that the donations were distinct from those that formed part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitments to the society, noting that the medical equipment presented were procured by staffers of the bank’s finance department to support the hospital.
The Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Olusola Amure expressed appreciation and gratitude to the donors, assuring that the devices will be maintained to serve the desired purpose. He solicited more of such gestures from well-meaning Nigerians and Corporate Organisations.
Also speaking, the Head of Pediatrics Department, Dr. Adejoke Akande commended the bank officials for demonstrating their care and concern for children by reaching out to the hospital during this festive season.
“You cannot estimate the value of these donations as much as we do, because being the end users we appreciate them most,” she said
Desarrollar Partners with Top Firms to Improve Real Estate Solutions
Desarrollar Limited a lifestyle and leading real estate solutions company in Lagos, Nigeria has partnered with Union Trustees Limited, First Bank Trustees Limited and Banwo & Ighodalo and The Lodt Legal Partners to improve real estate services and solutions.
The partnership which was signed on Monday, in Lagos, will unveil Nigeria’s most secure and institutionalized real estate trust consortium aimed at safeguarding the financial investments of Nigerians and Africans living abroad and in Nigeria.
According to the Lead Partner, Desarrollar Limited, Mr Ikemefuna Mordi, the trust framework includes Nigeria’s leading Trustees, legal firms and real estate firms which will work towards ensuring and providing real estate solutions.
Ikemefuna said, “Desarrollar and its partners have created an institutionalised safe-haven to protect Nigerians and Africans in the Diaspora and those living on the African continent from fraud, deception and, sometimes, misplaced dependence on dishonest family-based relationships, through delivering full, seamless and stress-free lifestyle colutions to the Nigerian and African communities both at home and abroad.”
He explained that Desarrollar applies a premium standard of excellence to its residential development, commercial development and real estate acquisition services in Nigeria, The United States and the United Kingdom.Their websitewww.desarrollargroup.com throws more light on their Service offerings.
Ex-Skye Banker, Tunde Ayeni not detained by EFCC
…Only invited for questioning over alleged fraud
Following recent reports published by a national daily, The Punch Newspapers that the anti-graft body, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc., (now Polaris Bank,) Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for alleged fraud, it has been reliably discovered that Tunde Ayeni was only invited for questioning at the Abuja office of the commission hours ago.
Confirming the development, the acting spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Tony Orilade, said Ayeni was only being grilled by detectives over some issues related to fraud and embezzlement allegedly committed by Ayeni when he was Chairman of the bank few years ago.
“I can confirm that he is in our custody on an invitation, for questioning and interrogation. More information will be released tomorrow,” he said.
It would be recalled that the anti-graft agency had entered into an agreement with the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, to check out some banks and its officials, who facilitated the huge non-performing loans in AMCON’s portfolio.
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