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AGS Lightbox - Owning Your Power
Hope you’re doing great.
This week, we are hosting an amazing woman who is very close to our community and has supported us from day one. I call this woman the ‘Oprah of Africa’. Her work is known and studied globally. She has built such a huge and strong company globally and made a huge killing on her journey. She will be teaching us how she has been able to start, build and grow a billion dollar company and how she’s been able to become one of Africa’s most powerful women.
She will be facilitating a session titled ‘Owning your power’.
We will be discussing everything from being an entrepreneur to modern media to building a personal and business brand to grad school especially for mid career professionals to getting a fully funded scholarship (over $100k) to being part of several Fellowships - TED Fellow, Ash Center Fellow at Harvard to her personal life’s mission everyday to also having money as a woman!
It is going to be an unusual session and we honestly cannot wait for all the learnings that will happen on Thursday 28th Jan, 2021.
If you know anyone who this session will be useful for, please ask them to download our AGS Tribe app on the iOS or Android store, then upgrade to either the Silver (N5,000 monthly or Gold (N50,000 yearly) membership to participate in our weekly capacity building sessions, AGS Lightbox.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday by 8pm.
Nigeria generates N1.53 trillion VAT in 2020, grows by 29%
Nigeria generated a total sum of N1.53 trillion revenue from Value Added Tax (VAT) in 2020, up by 29.3% when compared to N1.18 trillion recorded in 2019. This is contained in the Sectoral value-added tax report, recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Read more
Slash on imported vehicles’ duties begins next week – Customs
The reduction in the duties on vehicles and tractors from 35 to about 10 per cent may take off next week, the Nigeria Customs Service said on Tuesday. Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja, said the management of the service was expecting an official communication from the finance ministry on the matter any moment from now. Read more
Netherlands doles out €400,000 for controversial livestock project
The Netherlands government has approved €400,000 for the Federal Government to embark on the National Livestock Transformation Programme in Nasarawa State. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Sabo Nanono, disclosed this at the Government House, Lafia, while on a two-day working visit to Nasarawa State. Read more
We’ve licensed telcos to provide NIN, says NIMC
Telecommunications companies have been licensed to register people who do not have National Identity Numbers so as to reduce the large crowds at the offices of the National Identity Management Commission, the NIMC has said. Director-General, NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, said some other private and public organisations had also been licensed by the commission to provide NINs in order to address the crowds at commission’s offices. Read more
CBN lends DisCos N18.5 billion to procure meters
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has provided N18.58 billion worth of credit to Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to procure 347,853 electricity reading meters and enhance regular power supply in the nation. This was disclosed by the CBN in its Communique of the Monetary Policy Committee and signed by the Governor, Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday. Read more
South African President appeals to wealthy countries not to hoard COVID-19 vaccines
The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has urged the world’s wealthiest countries to stop “hoarding” vaccines and called for an end to “vaccine nationalism.” He made this call at the World Economic Forum’s virtual Davos Agenda event, where he clearly cautioned that some countries had ordered more supplies of vaccines than they needed, and that this was counterproductive to the global recovery effort. Read more
Biden sets bold timeline for a return to normal life
(CNN) President Joe Biden's pledge that there will be sufficient vaccines for 300 million Americans by the end of summer represents a bold and politically risky response to criticism his pandemic plan lacks ambition. In effect, the President is putting a date on a return of a semblance of normal life -- with no guarantee that he can deliver. Read more
Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman signs with IMG models
Less than a week after enrapturing audiences at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, America's youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman has signed withone of the world's biggest modeling agencies. On Monday, the 22-year-old Harvard graduate completed a deal with IMG Models, which represents fashion heavyweights like Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen, the agency confirmed to CNN. Read more
Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead
Nollywood has been thrown into mourning following the death of veteran actor Ernest Asuzu. Asuzu who grew into fame as with his several bad boy characters died on Tuesday, January, 26, 2021. His wife Jennifer confirmed the death to Pulse and revealed that the actor slumped and never woke up. Read more
Nigerian Singer Waje Finally Quench Wedding Rumour With Ric Hassani
Award-winning singer, Aituaje Iruobe, popularly known as Waje has finally quenched the speculation that she is planning to tie the knot with talented Nigerian singer, Ric Hassani after their picture was spotted on the internet showing the artists in lovey-dovey picture. The 40-year-old single mother had posted a picture on her Instagram account showing all happy and smiling, while Hassani was spotted placing his head on her laps. Read more
AGS Quote of the day
“Your resilience will soon bring rewards.” - Michel Orlando Forlini
About AGS Tribe
The AGS Tribe is a Pan African community built to inspire, connect and build the capacity of young entrepreneurs and professionals. The main purpose of the AGS Tribe is to build a community of strong leaders (Entrepreneurs or Professionals) who will create more job opportunities that will ultimately reduce unemployment in Africa.
The Platform has 3 focus areas which are:
Promoting youth entrepreneurship as a tool to reduce youth unemployment and promote economic growth
Women Empowerment through our AGS Impact Fund and AGS Enterprise Challenge
Capacity building for entrepreneurs and nonprofits
Click on this link https://www.agstribe.org/community/to join our community of entrepreneurs and young professionals.