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first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Asegun Comprehensive Secondary School, Ibadan, the Oyo State representative, has emerged national champions of the season three of the Etisalat U-15 School Cup.The school defeated FOSLA Academy, Abuja 4-3 via penalty shoot-out after both sides ended two goals apiece in open play in the final match decided at the Campos Mini-Stadium, Lagos on Saturday.The sides, arguably the best teams on parade at the National Finals, had started the first half cautiously, but it was the Oyo boys that looked a better side with some efforts at goal though FOSLA grew into the game as the match dragged down.FOSLA Academy continued from where it had left off in the first half, but was soon pegged back by the Oyo school team which broke the deadlock through Rasheed Qudus who had escaped from the eyes of the opposition defence to nod into the net from a free kick.The goal seemed to have stirred up the Abuja boys and their efforts paid off when Gabriel Adejoh levelled scores with a curling free kick that evaded the wall of the Oyo team. The goal brought the stadium to life as many clapped for the brilliance of the goal.The joy was however short-lived as Rauf Jubril put his side ahead from a free kick. As the time wore on towards the closing five minutes, there was visible apprehension in the camp of the Abuja boys and the thousands of fans they have wooed with their brand of football. FOSLA captain and danger man, Prosper Ojukwu, however had other plans as he drew level with less than two minutes to go to send the match into penalty shoot-out.For winning the tournament, Asegun Comprehensive Secondary School went home with a cash reward of N2 Million and the Champions Trophy as well as N50,000 each for the players, while FOSLA went home with N1 Million with each of the players pocketing N30,000. Third-place winner, Kwara, got a cash prize of N750,000 for its efforts with its players receiving N20,000.00 each.In the individual awards category, goal keeper of the Oyo team, Abram Femi picked the Golden Gloves Award for conceding just two goals at the National Finals. Prosper Ojukwu won the Golden Boot with five open play goals and also the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.Dignitaries who watched the final match include the Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher; immediate Past President, Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Sani Lulu Abdullahi; President, Nigerian School Sports Federation (NSSF), Mallam Ibrahim Muhammad; Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Adewunmi Ogunsanya; Vice President, Marketing, Etisalat Nigeria, Adebisi Idowu; Ex-Nigerian Internationals and former Super Eagles Players, Mutiu Adepoju and Victor Agali;  Director, Brand and Experience, Etisalat Nigeria, Elvis Ogiemwonye and Director, Co-Curricular Activities, Lagos State, Babs Akinyeye. last_img read more

first_imgOliver Klark, Jr., CEO, RoviaGate Technology LLCThe African Leadership Magazine will today, February 22, induct the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Liberian tech firm RoviaGate Technology LLC into its prestigious hall of fame.The honoree, Oliver W. Klark, Jr., is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of RoviaGate Technology LLC. An experienced business developer with proven innovative approaches to launching new products/services in emerging markets, Klark served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of RoviaGate in 2010 and 2011 respectively, before becoming CEO in 2012.Founded in 2007 in the United States, RoviaGate Technology is a 100% Liberian-owned Information Communication Technology (ICT) firm providing solutions in data collection, warehousing, mining, and governance. The company relocated to Liberia in 2010.“At RoviaGate Technology, we have been able to tackle that problem by providing SMART (Scalable – Marketable – Actionable – Resourceful – Technological) solutions through our applications and devices” Klark told the Daily Observer in an interview.The company’s goal is to build capacity in several industry verticals; particularly government, financial services, security sector, and healthcare. This will lead to a data driven culture in the region by establishing a single source of truth (SSOT) that will enhance productivity and help business leaders to make more informed decision with regards to resource allocation and deployment. RoviaGate’s market position offers a unique perspective for sustainable collaborations and partnerships with global firms exploring growth opportunities, especially on the African continent.Under his leadership, RoviaGate has grown into a center of innovative solutions to everyday problems faced by government and citizens in sub-Saharan Africa; with solutions deployed in countries including Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya. As he puts it, “at RoviaGate, we don’t just CREATE, WE INNOVATE!” RoviaGate has been able to “tackle problems by providing SMART (Scalable – Marketable – Actionable – Resourceful – Technological) integrated solutions through our applications and devices.” Yes! Devices.Over the past two years, Klark has led the design and development of internet of things (IOT) devices specifically for the African market, addressing all of the major challenges (power, connectivity, etc.) that prevent existing IOT devices from being effective in the region. Testing has been concluded and those devices will go on sale in five markets in July 2019.Klark is also an innovator and avid inventor with several patents certificate in his name.The African Leadership CEO’s Hall of Fame is an exclusive club of top Chief Executives from across the continent who have continuously exhibited a passion and commitment to diligence, success and transformational leadership in their bid to make Africa prosperous. The 2019 shortlist of leading business CEOs across the continent to be inducted into the Hall of Fame will take place in an award ceremony at the sidelines of the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year, on Friday, February 22, 2019 a the Sandton Event Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.Other African Leadership CEO Hall of Famers to be inducted along with Oliver Klark, Jr. include:Ms. Mukwandi Chibesakunda, first female Chief Executive Officer at National Savings and Credit (NATSAVE) Bank and First female President of the Zambia Institute of Banking and Finance;Mr. Olukayode A. Pitan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Industry, who has participated in many innovative transactions in the Nigerian Capital Market;Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines, where he began his career in 1985;Rosemary Jairo, a Tanzanian diplomat with a career in the public & diplomatic service in Eastern-Southern Africa & the United Kingdom, who played a key role in improving the livelihood of local communities & migrants;Ahmed Al Shemeili, Head of Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear unit in Supreme Counsel for National Security, United Arab Emirates. He is also head of the national committee for Nuclear & Radiological Preparedness & Response;Mrs. Shamila Ramjawan, renown marketing guru who has been in the marketing and communications industry for over two decades. She published the book “Marketing tools and strategies” in July 2013.Previously inducted members of the CEO’s club include; H.E Marc Ravalomanana, Former President of Madagascar; Mr. Corneille KAREKEZI, Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, African Reinsurance Corporation; Mr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries; Mr. kabath Mesmin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Keco Group Congo; Frank Brako Adu Jnr, Managing Director, Cal Bank Ghana;  Dr. Shepherd Bushiri, The President SB Investment, Johannesburg, South Africa;  Mr. Mohammed “Mo” Dewji, CEO of MeTL Group; Mohammed Jebbar, President, BC Skills Group, Morroco and and a host of other eminent CEO’s from across Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more