Nasir Ramon Olanrewaju, Head, Media and External Relations, United Bank for Africa Plc, needs no introduction among the media.
Apart from the fact that he heads the media and external relations department of a frontline bank like UBA, and needs to be in constant touch with media managers, his media relations skills have been rated second to none in the banking industry.
At the beginning of his career in the banking industry’s corporate affairs world, Nasir knew all the newsrooms of Nigerian media houses like he knew his surname. He would resume and close with journalists in their office, especially when he desperately wanted a ‘no-mention’ for any story he considered negative.
As he grew older in the profession, climbing the ladder until he became UBA’s Head, Media and Corporate Communications, his Bank became the Bank of many of his colleagues in the media, who would not want anything to affect their own.
Little wonder he was celebrated by his bosses and colleagues, recently, when he marked 15 years of membership and exceptional service, the Chairman of the bank, UBA Group, Tony Elumelu, specifically wrote to Nasir, commending him for his sacrifice and commitment in projecting the financial institution’s image externally.
Elumelu said, “On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Africa’s global bank, I congratulate you on your 15th anniversary as a member of UBA tribe.
“I write to commend you for the sacrifice, passion, and commitment that you have demonstrated in carrying out your job and ensuring that the Bank is projected externally in the most positive light always.
“With each passing year, you bring creativity and a strong work ethic to the team and I wish you continued success in your career.”
This brilliant public relations expert emerged The Point Newspaper’s Image Maker of the Year 2016. He was honoured for his “exceptional performance, and tremendous support and contributions to the growth of PR and the media industry in Nigeria.”
According to him “UBA and Elumelu made me who I am today. I had no experience when I was employed before the Chairman handed me over to Charles Aigbe, who adopted and tutored me on how to go about the job. Those tips and training are what has made The Point and others appreciate me for what I do. What has continued to drive me is passion. When there is passion, you will always go far,” Nasir said.
Ramon with a First Class degree in International Relations and a Master of Business Administration, from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, he has demonstrated his brilliance in the discharge of his duties and remains one media manager that cannot be ignored in Nigeria.
The General Manager, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Mrs. Bimbo Oyetunde, emphasised the need for all image makers to emulate Nasir, in order to create a mutual understanding between corporate Nigeria and media organisations as it remained the only way both parties could get value for their investment.
It would be recalled that Mr. Nasir Ramon Olanrewaju received Prestige Excellence Award on two occasions. In 2018 the amiable communication expert was honored as Outstanding and Innovative Corporate Communications Expert of the year while in 2020 he emerged Most Resourceful, Outstanding and Media Friendly Corporate Communications Expert of the year.
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‘My Husband Refused To Touch Me For 23 Years, Told Me To See Other Men’
After a disappointing first marriage, a lady named Peninah Mueni Kyalo met a man who checked all the boxes.
He was a military soldier, did not drink alcohol, was religious and showered her with love like never before.
Despite not being intimate for 23 years, Peninah Kyalo has kept herself pure and is proud of it.
The Man of Her Dreams
It did not take long before the two moved in together and in 1993 she got pregnant with her son.
She told Lynn Ngugi: “He was such a nice man. Seeing that I was expectant, he would help me do the laundry. He had such a beautiful heart.”
Her good days would not last long as she got to a point she couldn’t move around as much and preferred staying indoors.
A Turn For Worse
Afterwards, her husband started getting into an entanglement with one of the ladies they had been friends with for years, and whom she viewed as a sister.
“Someone came and informed me to be on the lookout because my namesake was making moves on my man behind my back.”
Things moved from bad and worse after she gave birth as Peninah noticed that her husband either sneaked into the house and left when she was away, or avoided getting intimate with her.
When she got tired of the long wait and confronted him, he disclosed to the mother of one that as much as she was a beautiful woman, he no longer felt romantic urges towards her.
“The few times we got intimate he would forget and refer to by another woman’s name, especially Nyambura.”
What made it difficult for her was the fact that she could not find a friend to confide in because history had shown her that the very friends leveraged such secrets to get close to her husband.
Peninah knew that her love life was beyond salvaging when the father of her child gave her permission to go out with other men.
“He told me to get intimate with whoever I wanted and he would never stand in my way.” She advises people who are in unhappy marriages to speak up about their problems.
Her principles have made her desist from looking for her husband’s replacement, but she regrets the time wasted.
“I would have loved to have more than one child, but I’m now over 50 years, which means it is too late for me to reverse things.”
Cedarwood Luxury Launches Quick Response Code
Fans of Cedarwood Luxury brand of apartments and terraces can now enjoy more perks following the Quick Response Code (QR Code), recently introduced by the management of PWAN Plus Business Concerns, owners of Cedarwood Luxury estates.
The Managing Director of the firm, Dr. Julius Oyedemi, who disclosed this to journalists in Lagos, explained that Cedarwood Luxury Apartments and Terraces embraced the innovation in order to take its tradition of customer satisfaction a bit further.
Dr Oyedemi, who is also the Managing Director of Property World Africa Network (PWAN) Group, explained that QR Code is an innovation which business concerns are now using to enhance easy and fast access to information for accuracy and for security.
“Now if you go to our Lekki head office Cedarwood Luxury Apartments and Terraces our QR Code is conspicuously placed at our reception area, for all to just scan and then get to know more about PWAN Plus and our services.
“I saw that some real estate firms are trying to emulate what we are doing and decided that we should take the perks further, for the benefits of our huge clientele.
“We are now integrating all customers’ data and client information so that just at a scan they can see all our transaction, know more about the company, our offerings, and updates if any instantly. We are the first firm to introduce QR Code into real estate business,” Dr Oyedemi added.
According to the property guru, people living in the Diaspora will appreciate it more because they are more digitally inclined. He explained: “They don’t need to spend more on making calls unless when it’s absolutely necessary.
“All they need to do is scan our QR Code and it takes them to our companies domain where they can access every information first hand. It is also relevant security wise,” Dr Oyedemi further explained.
Barr Rejoice Alabi, Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, threw more light on the QR Code pointing out it’s unique relevance to real estate practice.
“It is a two dimensional barcode used for inscription of website, PDF documents linked to YouTube and a lot more things. In real estate what we sell is information; and you can use the code to plant information in a very unique way such that people can quickly get relevant information first hand, not through a third party.
“When you use PR code to send information people get the accurate information, because they are not redirected to another platform that will direct them into another platform before they get the information,” Be. Alabi said.
He related how the firm to leveraged on the enormous potentials of QR Code to make bumper sales even during covid-19 pandemic era.
“Our business received tremendous boast during the lockdown period, without engendering physical contact, just because we deployed the innovative QR Code.
“We now have QR codes in different sizes, we have QR codes for documents, we have QR code for large display, for events and what have you. All of these we have adopted to make our business as well as customer satisfaction more effective.
Explaining how the code works Alabi said when the link of a website is imputed on QR code software, it generates a very unique QR code for that particular website.
And when people scan it, they are redirected to the website and they will see all about the website. “If you have a product on your website, they will know about it firsthand. The website also bears a lot of information about your business, the product you are selling, the location, price and other details, Br. Alabi said.
“Invariably, QR Code is a secured unique inscription to direct clients to our website. A lot of people are counterfeiting a lot of things these days; but the deployment of QR Code becomes a way of securing things digitally.
“If you have your product in scripted in your QR code, nobody will come and counterfeit it because they can’t counterfeit QR code. All they can do is to end up creating another QR code which can’t work with what you have. It is indeed a way of securing information and making sure that people have the right and accurate information.
“The QR Code has also a unique role to play in real estate documentation. Let’s say a client buys a property in one of our estates, for instance, Cedarwoods Luxury, the clients will definitely have plot demarcation number , bearing the details of his or her plot. It will also have the person who allocated that property and other unique details so that if you scan the code you have it all,” Alabi further explained.
Waiting For Men To Demand Sex In Relationships Childish — Yetunde Bakare
While some women are shy about initiating sex with their partners, an actress, Yetunde Bakare, does not see anything wrong with it.
During an encounter with Sunday Scoop, Bakare said, “Waiting for one’s partner to make the (first) move is childish. Women have their moments too. There are times we (women) feel sexually aroused and if one does not make a move, one’s partner is not a witch and would not be able to guess what’s going on with one.
That’s why some women have terrible mood swings. They want it (sex) but feel too shy or proud to ask for it. If one’s partner is one’s best friend, asking for sex should not be a big deal.”
The actress also debunked the claims made by some that Nollywood is not lucrative. She said, “I disagree (with that) absolutely. If it was not a lucrative business, there wouldn’t be any successful filmmaker.
However, we have people like Funke Akindele, Mo Abudu and Kemi Adetiba, who have shown that one can be successful in Nollywood. If one makes a good movie with high standards, one would definitely enjoy doing the business.”
The role interpreter, who is active on social media, also noted being on such platforms had affected her positively. She added, “Being on social media has affected me positively and it has also changed a few things about me.
People close to me know that I neither keep friends nor go out a lot. However, mixing with people on social media has been good for me. Negativity does not get to me because I have a thick skin and I don’t take anything to heart. I simply use the ‘block button’ and that ends it.”
Bakare also noted that she had lost roles because some people believed that dark skin wasn’t camera friendly.
“I lost a lot of roles back in the days because they believed dark skin was not camera friendly. But, I thank God that a lot of things have changed. Now, talent is all that matters”.
On whether she can act as an influencer for a sex enhancement product, she said, “Yes, I can be a social media influencer for sex enhancement products. I think it is about time we start talking about it because sex is one of the fundamentals of marriage.”
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