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FEDPOFFA Graduate Wins #700,000 Access Bank Entrepreneurship Contest In NYSC Camp




A graduate student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Oluwatosin Fadiran has won seven hundred thousand Naira at the accessepreneur contest.

Fadiran, who graduated from the Mass Communication Department of the institution won the contest at National Youths Service Corps Orientation Camp (NYSC) in Kwara State.

Oluwatosin who graduated with Distinction from the Polytechnic emerged as 1st runner-up in a tight competition with graduates from other institutions.

‘Accesspreneur’ is a Business Plan Competition sponsored by Access Bank, under SAED Program where youths corps members in orientation camps are allowed to present proposals for defense after which the winner and runner-ups will be rewarded with a start-up grant.

While narrating his experience, he said thirty (30) contestants were selected across the ten (10) platoons at the orientation camp to submit Business proposals.

He added that ten (10) out of the thirty (30) were shortlisted and out of ten (10) that were shortlisted, the best five (5) were subsequently selected to defend their business proposals.

According to him, “We submitted the proposal on 6th May 2023. The shortlisting was done on the 10th May 2023 for the final ten (10) while the grand finale was held today 11th of May 2023 and I came second with a seven hundred thousand naira grant”

“Upon this attainment, I’m so much delighted and I ascribe all appreciation and thanks to God Almighty who makes things possible. I thank the management of Access Bank for helping me project my long-term aspiration, I thank NYSC Kwara State, I appreciate the Fadiran Family, the Federal Polytechnic Offa (My Alma Mata), and every individual, groups, and persons who in one way or the other contributed towards this success. I however dedicate this award to every willing and potential entrepreneur out there who is doing everything in their capacity to be self-reliant and dependent,” he added.

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Messi Won’t Find Life Easy In MLS –Rooney



Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has warned Lionel Messi that he should braze up for tough time in Major League Soccer (MLS).

Recall that Messi confirmed this week that he is joining Inter Miami as a free agent.

Rooney, who is currently in charge of DC United, is hoping that the 35-year-old’s MLS debut could come against his side.

Inter Miami are due to face DC United in Washington on July 8.

Rooney told reporters: “It’d be nice if we were his first opponents for D.C. fans to see him up close and for us to challenge ourselves against him.

“One thing I will say is that it’s not going to be easy for him. The league’s a difficult league, and I don’t think he’s going to come over here and absolutely tear it up immediately.

“He’ll have to adapt because it’s a bit different; it won’t be an easy ride for him.”

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UCL final: Guardiola afraid of Italian teams – Di Matteo



Former Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo has claimed that Pep Guardiola fears Italian clubs.

Guardiola’s Manchester City will take on Inter Milan in Saturday’s Champions League final.

The Premier League champions are favourites heading into the game in Istanbul, as they close in on a treble after they also lifted the FA Cup.

But Di Matteo believes Guardiola is a little bit scared of taking on Italian sides, knowing what a challenge they can pose.

He told Football-Italia: “You go to church with the whole team and pray; jokes aside, motivation makes the difference, and we had it. We were not fully fit, but convinced we could make it. Inter have the same spirit; they don’t look like a scared team.

“Guardiola is more than a coach; he is a visionary, but he knows how competitive Italians are and fears us.”

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Transfer: Real reason I didn’t join Saudi Arabian club – Messi



Argentina captain Lionel Messi has explained why he didn’t move to Saudi Arabia.

Messi, who played his last game for Paris Saint-Germain last Sunday against Clermont Foot, had been linked with a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal.

The Argentina World Cup winner was also linked with a return to Barcelona, but he is now set to join Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami.

However, according to Messi, he opted not to move to Saudi Arabia because he had made his final decision to go elsewhere [Inter Miami] and not because of money.

“If it had been a matter of money, I’d have gone to Arabia or elsewhere. It seemed like a lot of money to me”, Messi told Mundo Deportivo.

“The truth is that my final decision goes elsewhere and not because of money.”

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