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General Africa Started Social Responsibility, Circularity, Others— Ken Egbas

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A foremost media and marketing communications specialist in Nigeria, Mr Ken Egbas, has said the concepts of social responsibility, waste management, recycling and circularity did not start with the Western world as many have been made to believe.

Rather, Africa was the originators of these ideas, he said at The SERAS CSR Awards Africa 2021, which took place recently.

The Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS), which made its debut in 2007, and participation was opened to other countries of Africa in 2016, is an initiative of TruCSR that celebrates and promotes investments by corporate organisations in the society through CSR and sustainability initiatives.

At this year’s event, Zenith Bank, International Breweries and IHS emerged as the Most Responsible Organisation in Africa, with a commutative point of 76, 67 and 62 points respectively.

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Zenith Bank was adjudged the Most Responsible Organisation in Africa, winning the overall best sustainability award, for its continued commitment to the tenets of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, within its immediate community and in the society at large.

Coca-Cola emerged winner in Best Company in Water and Sanitation and the Social Enterprise of the Year categories in recognition of the company’s significant strides through the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) and the Special Intervention Programmes (SIP) respectively.

Mr Egbas, founder, the SERAS/CRO TruCSR, said Africa has a lot to contribute to the future that the world desires. However, he posits that it must happen with Africans as equal partners on the table of decision-making and not the poor relatives of the developed nations.

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“If today the world talks about social responsibility as a new norm, they should remember that Africa embodied this in our communal way of living in which the strong protects the weak.

“When the world talks about waste management, recycling, and circularity, they will do well to take a cursory look at how our forebears lived on zero waste,” he stated.

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He equally charged both individuals and corporate organisations not to get carried away by The SERAS trophy, rather be reminded not of the works that earned them the honour; instead, it should continue to remind them of what is still left to be done on the continent.

“The number of children we can give access to education; the number of young girls crying for equal opportunities; the hundreds of millions who need access to drinkable water; the many millions dying annually due to lack of access to healthcare; the teeming millions without access to employment, and all those who have lost hope because they have gone days without a meal,” Mr Egbas stated.

Accordingly, he stated further that Africans can only beat their chest in achieving victory by resolving to continue to be forces of good for the current generation and those beyond.
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Ryan Reynolds reveals Blake Lively did not approve his decision to buy Wrexham FC

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Ryan Reynolds has revealed that his wife Blake Lively did not approve of his decision to buy half of the Welsh football team Wrexham FC.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday (9 August), the 45-year-old actor revealed that his wife was not happy when he told her he “might have bought half of a fifth tier national football league in Wales”.

Speaking to host Rob McElhenney, who is the co-owner of Wrexham FC and was standing in for Kimmel, Reynolds started off by sharing the story of how he met his business partner via Instagram DM.

He then shared the story of how he revealed the news to his wife.

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“I remember seeing Blake, saying, I have bad news and I have really bad news,” he said. “The bad news is I slipped into someone’s DMs again.

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Davido Reacts To WhatsApp New Feature That Will Allow WhatsApp Users To Control People Who Can See When They Are Online.

Nigerian Afrobeat Award-winning artist David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has reacted to Whatsapp’s new features that will allow users to control who can see when they are online.

The singer uses his social media page to react to certain impending privacy modifications that WhatsApp, a popular messaging program, would shortly roll out.

Recall, The ETA’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that WhatsApp will now have new security features.

He said that Meta will soon roll out a function that would stop Facebook group exit announcements.

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Popular skit maker and comedian Oga Sabinus dropped a funny statement as he reacted to the increase in the price of flight ticket The comedian joked about those who always gave updates when they travel by plane to Lagos or Abuja as he said it has been a while since he saw such a post Oga Sabinus’s statement has stirred funny reactions on social media as many couldn’t help but agree with him
One of Nigeria’s leading comedians and skit makers, Mr Funny, also known as Oga Sabinus, has reacted to the increase in the price of flight tickets. Oga Sabunus, in a statement via his official Twitter handle, dropped a funny statement on how it has been a long time since he heard from those who make their flight trip known on social media.

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