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Ojobo, Former NCC Spokesman, Others Make 2020 List of 100 Most Reputable Africans        

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Reputation Poll International, a leading global reputation-management firm, has released the 2020 list of 100 Most Reputable Africans.

The list features 47 women and 53 men from diverse sectors including; Leadership, Entertainment, Advocacy, Education and Business.

Ojobo, Former NCC Spokesman, Others Make 2020 List of 100 Most Reputable Africans

The selection Criteria are: Integrity, Visibility and Impact.

Very prominent personalities featured in the list include: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed; Nigeria’s Dr. Paul Enenche, South Africa’s Prof. Wiseman L. Nkuhlu, Chancellor of the University of Pretoria and Chairman of Rothschild (SA); Guinean Economist Cellou Dalein Diallo, and Cameroon’s  Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

On Governance: the list features 2 African Presidents, one Vice President and policy makers.

On Business: South Africa’s Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Ethiopia’s Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu and Nigeria’s Folorunso Alakija are featured for their works across the Globe.

On Leadership: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Sierra Leone’s Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and Ghana’s former Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang

The above luminaries are joined by other great Africans who are celebrated for their Social Impact, as well as Social Entrepreneurship, that are transforming businesses in Africa and affecting lives positively without controversy.

Reputation Poll, known globally for its annual ranking of the 100 Most Reputable People on Earth and Most Reputable CEOs in various countries, is also poised to announce a new set of research on 100 Most Reputable Charity Organizations on earth.

2020 Most Reputable Africans – 2

During the announcement of the list by the incoming African Chairperson of the Review and Audit Committee/Member of the Board, Ms. Beldina Auma, Chair Emeritus, World Bank Group-IMF African Society and President of SCIP-International, LLC, made mention of the Organizations’ continued focus and commitment in honouring individuals, organizations and brands that consistently impact lives positively around the world and in Africa.

It is important to note that the ranking is in alphabetical order.

  1. Abdessattar Ben Moussa || President, Tunisian Human Rights League
  2. Abiy Ahmed || Prime Minister, Ethiopia
  3. Acha Leke || Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  4. Achille Mbembe || Political Scientist
  5. Adama Gorou (Adams) || Human Potential Catalyst
  6. Agnes Kalibata || President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
  7. Akinwumi Adesina Dr. || President, African Development Bank
  8. Amadou Diaw || Founder, Forum de Saint Louis
  9. Amadou Gallo || Managing Director NBA Africa
  10. Amadou Mahtar Ba || Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media Inc.
  11. Amani Abou-Zeid || Commissioner, African Union Commission
  12. Amina C. Mohamed || Cabinet Secretary, Kenya
  13. Angélique Kidjo || Musician
  14. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka || Member of Parliament, Tanzania
  15. Anne Makinda || Politician
  16. Anthony Navo Jnr || Founder, African Young Voices
  17. Arikana Chihombori Quao.Dr || Educator, Policy Leader
  18. Asha-Rose Migiro || Diplomat
  19. Ashish Thakkar || Founder Mara Group
  20. Basetsana “Bassie” Kumalo || Businesswoman.
  21. Belay Begashaw || DG, The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa
  22. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu || Entrepreneur
  23. Bineta Diop || Founder, Femmes Africa Solidarité Senegal
  24. Carlos Lopes || Economist
  25. Caster Semenya || Olympic Athlete
  26. Catherine Adoyo Prof. || Professor, George Washington University
  27. Cellou Dalien Diallo || Economist and Politician
  28. Collen Mashawana || Philanthropist
  29. Denis Mukwege || Founder, Panzi Hospital
  30. Divine Ndhlukula || Managing Director, SECURICO
  31. Donald Kaberuka || Board Chair, Global Fund
  32. Edith Brou || Digital Entrepreneur
  33. Ellinah Wamukoya (Bishop) || Clergy
  34. Elsie S. Kanza || Head of Africa, World Economic Forum
  35. Emma Inamutila Theofelus || Deputy Minister, Namibia
  36. Enenche Paul Dr || Senior Pastor, Dunamis Int’l Gospel Centre
  37. Fadumo Dayib || Politician
  38. Fatou Bensouda || Prosecutor, ICC
  39. Félix Tshisekedi || President, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  40. Femi Otedola || Chair, Forte Oil PLC
  41. Folorunso Alakija || Businesswoman and philanthropist
  42. Francis Arinze (Cardinal) || Cardinal, Roman Catholic Church
  43. Fred Swaniker || Founder, African Leadership Academy, Ghana
  44. Georges Rebelo Chikoti || Diplomat
  45. Hafez Ghanem || Vice President, World Bank
  46. Hajer Sharief || Co-Founder, Together we build it, Libya
  47. Hamadoun Touré || Executive Director, SMART Africa
  48. Hanna Tetteh || Head, United Nations Office to the African Union
  49. Ibrahim Hassane Mayaki || CEO, NEPAD
  50. Ilwad Elman || Director, Elman Peace and Human Rights Center
  51. Isatou Alwar Graham || Lawyer and writer
  52. Ishaq Usman Bello (Justice) || Chief Judge FCT Abuja
  53. Jackie Chimhanzi. Dr || CEO, African Leadership Institute
  54. James Alix Michel || Former President of Seychelles
  55. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang (Prof) || Former Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast
  56. Jelani Aliyu || Automotive Designer, General Motors
  57. Jewel C. Howard Taylor.H.E || Vice President, Liberia
  58. Johannes Gawaxab || Governor, Bank of Namibia
  59. José Eduardo Agualusa || Journalist and writer
  60. Kabirou Mbodje || Founder, Wari Group
  61. Ken Kwaku .Dr || International Investment & Corporate Governance Expert
  62. Kumi Naidoo || Secretary-General  Amnesty International
  63. Kwesi Botchwey Prof. || Former Minister of Finance Ghana and Professor,
  64. Lamin Momodou Manneh || Lead, Regional Hub UNDP Africa
  65. Leymah Gbowee || Founder, Gbowee Peace Foundation
  66. Louise Mushikiwabo || Secretary-General, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
  67. Lwazi Bam || CEO, Deloitte Africa
  68. Macsuzy Mondon || Minister, Seychelles
  69. Major Seynabou Diouf || Police United Nation
  70. Manasseh Azure Awuni || Journalist
  71. Margaret Blick Kigozi Prof || Consultant, UNIDO
  72. Maria do Carmo Silveira || Former Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe’s
  73. Mariéme Jamme || Founder, iamtheCODE
  74. Matshidiso Moeti .Dr || Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization (WHO)
  75. Mensa Otabil || Theologian
  76. Mia Couto || Biologist and writer
  77. Michelle Ndiaye || Director, Institute for Peace and Security Studies
  78. Mohamed El Kettani || CEO Attijariwafa Bank
  79. Mohamed ElBaradei || Law scholar and diplomat who served as Vice-President of Egypt
  80. Mutahi Kagwe || Cabinet Secretary for Health, Republic of Kenya
  81. Ngozi Okonjoi-Iweala. Dr || Board Chair, Gazi, Nigeria
  82. Nhlamu Dlomu || Global Head of People, KPMG
  83. Nobuhle Judith Dlamini Nxasana Dr. || Businesswoman and Author
  84. Patrick Awuah || Founder, Ashesi University
  85. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba || Director, Kenya School of Law
  86. Paul Kagame H.E || President Rwanda
  87. Peter Tabichi || Teacher
  88. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka || Executive Director, UN Women
  89. Precious Moloi-Motsepe Dr. || Entrepreneur
  90. Shamila Batohi || Director, National Prosecuting Authority
  91. Sheila Tlou || Co-Chair, Global HIV Prevention Coalition
  92. Tony Ojobo .Dr || Public policy expert
  93. Vera Songwe. Dr || UN Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UNECA,
  94. Vincent Rague || Co-founder of Catalyst Principal Partners,
  95. Wided Bouchamaoui || Co-Founder, Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet,
  96. Winnie Byanyima || Director UNAIDS,
  97. Wiseman L. Nkuhlu Prof || Chancellor, University of Pretoria
  98. Wycliffe A. Oparanya || Politician
  99. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE || Mayor, Freetown, Sierra Leone
  100. Zweli Mkhize Dr. || Minister, South Africa

 

 

 

 

 


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WHO Confirms COVID-19 Vaccines in Phase 3 Clinical Trials

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Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general, World Health Organisation (WHO), Monday, said that a number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials to prevent COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO Confirms COVID-19 Vaccines in Phase 3 Clinical Trials

Ghebreyesus who made this known at a virtual news conference at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, said that: “ We all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection.

“However, there’s no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be; for now, stopping outbreaks comes down to the basics of public health and disease control.

“Testing, isolating and treating patients, tracing and quarantining their contacts. Do it all.

“Inform, empower and listen to communities. Do it all.

“For individuals, it’s about keeping physical distance, wearing a mask, cleaning hands regularly and coughing safely away from others. Do it all.’’

Ghebreyesus said the message to people and governments was clear: “Do it all, and when it’s under control, keep going! Keep strengthening the health system.

“Keep improving surveillance, contact tracing and ensure disrupted healthcare services are restarted as quickly as possible.

“Keep safeguards and monitoring in place, because lifting restrictions too quickly can lead to resurgence.

“Keep investing in the workforce and communicating and engaging communities.

“We have seen around the world, that it’s never too late to turn this pandemic around,’’ he said.

According to him, if we act together today, we can save lives, we can save livelihoods, if we do it all together.

He told journalists that the Emergency Committee on COVID-19 met on Friday and reviewed the current pandemic.

“It was a sobering moment coming six months on from when the committee advised.

“And, I agreed that the outbreak constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

“At the time, Jan. 30, there were fewer than 100 cases and no deaths outside of China.

“When the Committee met three months ago, three million cases of COVID-19 had been reported to WHO, and more than 200,000 deaths.

“Since then, the number of cases has increased more than five-fold to 17.5 million, and the number of deaths has more than tripled to 680,000,’’ the director-general said.


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Confusion as PR Firm Contradicts Shoprite Exit Rumour

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Contradicting statements from Shoprite, Africa’s largest retail chain, and Chastex Consult, public relations firm, have cast airs of confusion over the reported plans by Shoprite to exit the Nigerian market it entered 15 years ago.

Confusion as PR Firm Contradicts Shoprite Exit Rumour

Earlier on Monday, Shoprite, disclosed in a statement titled: “Operational and Voluntary Trading Update (52 Weeks Ended June 28, 2020), that “Following approaches from various potential investors and in line with our re-evaluation of the Group’s operating model in Nigeria, the Board has decided to initiate a formal process to consider the potential sale of all, or a majority stake, in Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Shoprite International Limited.

“As such, Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited may be classified as discontinued operation when Shoprite reports its results for the year. Any further updates will be provided to the market at the appropriate time,” the company explained.

It disclosed that its international supermarkets (excluding Nigeria) contributed 11.6 per cent to the group’s sales and reported 1.4 per cent decline in sales from 2018. South African operations contributed 78 per cent of overall sales and saw 8.7 per cent rise for the year.

It stated that despite difficult circumstances occasioned by the Covid-19 lockdown and accompanying regulations governing trade, transport and operations, the group increased total sale of merchandise for the 52-week to June 28, 2020 (including the impact of hyperinflation in the prior year), by 6.4 per cent to approximately R156.9 billion.

But Chastex Consult, PR firm handling Shoprite claimed that “Shoprite is not leaving Nigeria”

Ini Archibong, country director, Chastex Consult, said Shoprite is only allowing Nigerian investors into the South African retail company, and not packing up from Nigeria.

According to him, the superstore giant won’t shutdown its $30 billion investment as it makes no sense, “Shoprite is not leaving Nigeria.

“We have only just opened to Nigerian investors which we have also been talking to just before now. We are not leaving, who leaves over a $30billion invest and close shop? It doesn’t sound right. We only just given this opportunity to Nigeria investors to come in and also help drive our expansion plan in Nigeria. So we are not leaving.

“I have tried to say this as too many people as I can. There should be no panic at all and all of that. There is no truth in that report.” Archibong told Vanguard in a report.

 


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Why We Sacked Pilots-Air Peace

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Air Peace, Nigeria’s biggest carrier Air Peace has confirmed the sack of some of its staff due to the “devastating effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

Why We Sacked Pilots-Air Peace

The airline said it took the “very painful but rightful decision, in the circumstances the airline has found itself as a result of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations and financial health.”

In a statement, the airline said: “This decision was taken for the greater good of the company and its almost 3000 workforce, the affected pilots inclusive.

“The airline cannot afford to toe the path of being unable to continue to fulfil its financial obligations to its staff, external vendors, aviation agencies, maintenance organizations, insurance companies, banks and other creditors hence the decision to restructure its entire operations with a view to surviving the times.

“The pandemic has hit every airline worldwide so badly that it has become very impossible for airlines to remain afloat without carrying out an internal restructuring of their costs.

“Anything short of what we have done may lead to the collapse of an airline as could be seen in some places worldwide during this period. “Therefore, we decided to review the salaries being paid to all staff. The new salaries reflect a 0%-40% cut of the former salary depending on the salary grades of every staff.

“Even after the cuts, it was obvious that for us to be able to sustain our operations and survive the times, some jobs must inevitably have to go.

“Air Peace has never, for one day, ever owed salaries to its workers in its almost six years of existence, pilots inclusive. Rather the management of Air Peace has always been known to be increasing salaries of its employees periodically without being prompted by staff.

“In fact, in one fell swoop, Air Peace increased the salaries of pilots by over 100% in one day! Our salaries have always been paid even before the end of the month in the last five years! So we love all our staff.”

According to the airline, the decision is inevitable under the circumstances it found itself. “In order to protect the continuity of the majority of the existing jobs and the possibility of creating new ones in future, the survival of the airline is of paramount importance.

“When everything comes back to normal those pilots affected today will have a place to come back to in the future if they so wish.

“The decision is a reflection of the negative impact of the pandemic on airlines and aviation worldwide. We are in trying times.

“Even the biggest airlines in Europe, America, Middle East, Asia, Australia and, indeed, Africa, are all either slashing jobs and cutting salaries in order to remain afloat or are shutting down. Air Peace is not immune to these challenges.”

 

 

 

 


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