Miss Africa Beauty Pageant To Hold On December 27
This year Miss African Beauty competition would take place on the 27 of December. About 32 beautiful ladies have been listed to contest in this year edition of the event, which would hold in Calabar.
Mr Thomas Ikpeme, Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Ben Ayade on Event and Tourism, disclosed this yesterday in an interview in Calabar.
According to Ikpeme, this year’s edition of Miss Africa Beauty Pageant would have about 32 beautiful ladies each from 32 African countries in participation.
Mali, Nigeria, Burkina-Faso, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia South Africa, Sudan are among the 32 countries that qualified for the competition.
He also revealed that Cross River State government is in collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and some other institutions to ensure that the event holds smoothly.
In his words, “We believe that we can sell Cross River as a destination for tourism and hospitality, what we are looking for is the number; imagine 32 queens in Calabar, tweeting, using Facebook and Instagram to showcase the beautiful city of Calabar”.
He added that “These 32 countries will be represented by 32 beauty queens who have huge followership on social media and we believe that we will be heating 32 countries in Africa at the same time “Last year we had 18 countries and their beauty queens that participated in the contest. This year, the event is bigger and better because we are expecting 32 countries for the show in Calabar”.
Ikpeme, went ahead to reveal that talented artists in the Nigerian music industry have also been invited to grace the occasion. Quoting him, he said, “We will have stars like Davido, Teckno, Wizkid, Flavour, Patoranking and other artists from African countries to entertain guest at the show’’. He added that “the FIRS will use the occasion of the show to sensitise people on the need to pay their taxes regularly.”
Ikpeme also said that the Miss African pageant is now a sustainable brand in Cross River, as he assured that adequate security is already on the ground to make sure that the event is successful.
He finally revealed that the clothing materials that the competitors would use would be made by the state garment factory.
Last year winner of the contest is Miss Angola, Loretta Mendez. Mendez went home with a cash prize of 25, 000 thousand dollars with and an SUV Jeep presented by the governor of Cross Rivers State.
MTN Nigeria: See names of real owners as it goes public
MTN Nigeria has gone public on Thursday and therefore the company is under the oversight of those looking to invest. All its progress will now be subject to the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s legal and regulatory laws.
In track with the above, the media has a responsibility to track at each and every stage in its administrative history how open or opaque a public company is.
The Cable acquired the investor list, that now owns billions in the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s second most important company. Even though MTN Nigeria is still dominated by MTN Group, the parent country, in the mobile operator, some prominent Nigerians hold billions.
Here is the Full List of the Shareholders.
|MTN Nigeria||1.68 Trillion||76%|
|STANBIC IBTC||213.7 Billion||9.64%|
|Mobile Telephone Network||60.95 Billion||2.75%|
|Gov. Employees Pension Fund||38.69 Billion||1.75%|
|Victor Odili||87.87 Billion||3.96%|
|Pascal Dozie||37.07 Billion||1.67%|
|Sani Mohammed Bello||28.87 Billion||1.30%|
|Babatunde Folawiyo||23.83 Billion||1.08%|
|Gbenga Oyebode||19.80 Billion||0.89%|
|Ahmed Dazuki||19.35 Billion||0.87%|
|Karl Olutokun Toriola||100.1 Million||0.005%|
A Good time to Invest in Cryptocurrency? as Bitcoin drops by 10% in 2 hours.
Bitcoin is at the fore front when it comes to Cryptocurrency. It started out in 2009 as a peer to peer distributed banking network.
Bitcoin slowly gain popularity within the years as people saw the importance of a decentralized network i.e. a network controlled by the people with the elimination of middlemen interference.
After 2 years of operation, 1 BTC was equivalent to $31 which quickly dropped down to $2 after six months showing how volatile the Cryptocurrency market was.
By April 2013, the virtual coin has risen to $266 which rose steadily to $1000 in January 2014.
The Unstable rise and fall continued until December 2017 when Bitcoin rose to an all time high of about $20,000 for 1 BTC.
Currently, 1 Bitcoin goes for $7100 which is N2.6 Million.
Here is a live Update of the BTC coin
Although, the market is great for investment opportunity, there is need for Investors to be cautious due to the volatility of Cryptocurrency.
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