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NORDICA BOSS REVEALS WHY HE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT FERTILITY TREATMENT FOR COUPLES

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Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, a consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, is the Managing Director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, a multi-million naira centre that deals on In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), Compatibility Screening, Cosmetic Surgery among others. Nordica Fertility Center has branches in Lgaos, Abuja, and Asaba. He is eldest of the three children of Mr. and Mrs. Ebenezer Oludotun Ajayi from Abeokuta in Ogun State. He had his primary education at Salvation Army, after which he moved to CMS Grammar School. He obtained his first degree in medicine at the University of Lagos, Akoka and did a Post Graduate Programme at University College Hospital, Ibadan. He talks about his life, job and family in this interview with Sunday Adebayo

INFERTILITY CHALLENGES IN NIGERIA
Nordica Fertility center readily comes to mind whenever fertility challenges are mentioned within Lagos and Nigeria, and that is not just because they have their clinics in major areas within the country, but because they treat fertility cases and also use IVF as an option for fertility challenged inidviduals. Dr Ajayi is very passionate about infertility, especially after noticing the huge gap in fertility treatments in nigeria. before now, couples who could afford it travelled out of nigeria for IVF and other fertility options, but with the entrant of Nordica in the healthcare system several years ago, there is absolutely no need for such trips for couples.
This is because in Nordica, they do what is called compatibilyt analysis for intending couples to find out diseases that are recessive in them and the ones that can affect their unborn babies. they also study their DNA to detect chromosomal disorders like Albinism and Down Syndrome, all these diseases in children can be avoided especially when they couples listen top the expert advise of the Nordica staff, in cases where they are advised not to marry.
“The study of genes has affected the treatment of infertility tremendously and positively. A lot of diseases and disorders can now be detected and avoided” Dr Ajayi says.
Both genetic screening and analysis are done for couples and donors, just to ensure that diseases are bred or transferred from the parents to the unborn children. Nordica Fertility Center also does sperm screening to discover sperms that are healthy, which can give healthy embryonic development and reduce DNA damage in sperm. the DNA damage Sometimes causes short term pregancies for women e.g miscarriages and also leads to birth of abnormaal children in some cases. And also sperm that can actually fertilise egg. they also conduct tests on the embryo to determine if any disease in the it is recessive or dominant.

In all, Dr Ajayi insists that giving birth to children with special needs can be prevented if the couples go through thorough screening before marriage, so thay any abnormally can be spotted and corrected or prevented.

STARTING NORDICA
From inception, Nordica Fertility Center was started in a big way, indeed Dr Ajayi’s rise in the healthcare sector is not one of grass to grace. He started big and equipped the hospital with everything it needed from the get go. “I started big from day one because I worked in another hospital, which made me to understand that you probably can’t start a good business alone, rather you needed to partner with others to raise the funds. So, I didn’t start from one room or managing candle or something else. I started with everything required for a good practice”.

Taking a good look at the then health sector, the mindset Dr Ajayi had was to achieve the seemingly impossible in that sector and to give the same quality of service and solutions to fertility that poeple travelled outside the shores of Nigeria to get. “In the case of Nordica, the necessity propitiated the need for the center because fertility medicine has always appealed to me. Though a lot of people discouraged me that IVF would not get the needed attention or patronage in Nigeria, but when a UK based returnee started his IVF clinic in Nigeria, that was all the prompting Dr Ajayi and his team needed to start Nordica.

MARRIAGE & LIFESTYLE
Dr Abayomi Ajayi is married to Mrs Tola Olaranti Ajayi, a nurse who he met during his NYSC. They have been married for 29 years and have four children, three girls and one boy. “Where else does a doctor meet a nurse, its in the hospital hahah. I walked into the hospital on my first day and saw this fine dashing young girl, one thing led to another and here we are today. Though I wasn’t really ready when we did, I was still enjoying myself, but one day I said ‘why not pull the trigger’. The boss of Nordica reveals that he loves spending time with his family, especially when he’s not travelling, to him this is payback time for all the years when he was absent from home while developing himself. “I like being with my family. I just want to stay around them”

Dr Ajayi’s lifestyle is simple, he loves to dress well, he loves good perfumes, watches football and sometimes plays golf. “I’m ok with any good perfume, I collect perfumes and I dont particularly have what you will call a hobby. Sometimes, I get disconnected, when people say I have achieved many things. I wake up hungry, everyday, saying what can I do to improve our health care system?”. Dr Ajayi’s only claim to jewelry are his wrist watches and rings. “Come on! I’m a man. I don’t do jewelry”. he concludes our interview with a big smile.

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Wema Bank Emerges Best Performing Bank in Half year 2022

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Nigeria’s most innovative bank, Wema Bank Plc, has emerged the best performing bank in the first half of year 2022 financial year with a weighted average score of of 2.83 points, beating 12 other bank’s.

 

According to a special report on the Nigerian banking performance in the first half of 2022 prepared by Nairametrics, Wema Bank ranked first in one category, second in three categories and third in one category. Stanbic IBTC and First Bank came second and third respectively..

 

The key metrics considered in the report are total asset growth, loan book growth, profit growth, cost-to-income ratio movement, and return on average equity.

 

The 13’reviewed banks which are listed on the Nigerian Exchange posted a net profit of N1 trillion in 2021 from N887.1 billion recorded in 2020.

 

The 13 reviewed banks are Wema Bank, First Bank of Nigeria, FCMB, GTB, Jaiz Bank, Access Bank, and Stanbic/IBTC. Others are UBA, Sterling Bank, Unity Bank, Union Bank, Zenith Bank, and Fidelity Bank.

 

During the first six months of 2022, the thirteen banks posted an aggregate of N501.1 billion as profit after tax, representing an increase of 13.1% compared to N443.17 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2021

 

The banks grew their bottom line despite headwinds ravaging the global economy as the energy crisis triggered a significant surge in the operational costs of businesses operating in the country, while some banks were forced to ration their operating hours in a bid to manage the rise in the cost of operation.

 

Wema Bank came first in the category of

Leading bank’s by customer deposits growth . The bank recorded ±30.2 percent customer deposit growth during the review period, followed by Fidelity Bank and Access Bank with +13.1 percent and +12.8 percent respectively.

 

Wema Bank came second in three other categories – total assets growth rate (+13%), loan book growth rate (+19.9%) and profit after tax growth rate {+47.8%}.

 

Stanbic IBTC , the second place winner, ranked first in total asset growth rate and leading bank’s by cost to income ratio growth rate

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Again! FCMB Lands IN Serious Trouble Over False Claim…… As Court Orders Bank To Pay N540m Damages.

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First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is in hot soup as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has ordered the bank to pay N540.5 million in damages to Pastor Emmanuel Omale of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry and his wife, Deborah over false claim that they laundered N573 million for former chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

Delivering judgement in the suit, Yusuf Halilu, the judge, held that the bank breached its “duty of care to the claimants,” the Omales and their church.

The judgment was on the suit marked: FCT/HC/CV2541/2020 filed by Mr. Omale, his wife and the church.

The judge held that the evidence before the court showed that the bank admitted error in its report to the NFIU of entries in the account of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry which was accused of laundering money on Mr. Magu’s behalf.

Mr. Halilu also said the bank claimed that the purported N573 million was wrongly reflected as credit entry in Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry’s account by its reporting system, which it recently upgraded.

The judge held that FCMB admitted the error, which brought incalculable damage to the reputation of the claimants both within and outside the Nigeria – depleting their church’s membership.

Mr. Halilu said the claimants provided sufficient evidence to establish case of negligence against FCMB.

Consequently, the judge awarded N200 million as aggravated damages; N140.5 million as specific damages and N200 million as general damages.

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More Troubles For Dangote Cement As Kogi Govt Demands 10 Per Cent Share, Orders Immediate Seal Off

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However, Dangote Cement is facing allegations of sharp practice from Kogi State government, Kogi Assembly as well as Akwa Ibom State.Already, the Kogi State House of Assembly has ordered stoppage to the activities of the company in two Local Governments in the State while investigations continue.

To make the claim possible, Kogi State House of Assembly ordered the management of Dangote Cement company to provide all necessary documents that have to do with the transfer of Obajana Cement Company owned by Kogi state government to Dangote Cement Company.

The House also directed that the documents signed at the establishment of the Company and relevant receipts of dues it claimed to have paid to Kogi State Government available at the next adjourned sitting date.

The speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, gave the order after interim reports of the ongoing investigative hearing on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) which was submitted by the ad hoc committee led by Hon. Isah Tenimu Umar, Member Representing Lokoja I Constituency and deliberated upon at the plenary on Wednesday.

Kolawole said this has become important in view of the claims and counterclaims between the Chairman of Kogi State Internally Generated Revenue Service (KGIRS) and representatives of Dangote Cement as the acting chairman of KGIRS, Salisu Enehe had earlier accused Dangote Cement Plc Obajana of forging its tax receipt during the investigative hearing by the State House of Assembly.

According to the State Revenue Boss, most of the figures the company claimed to have paid are totally incorrect, urging the company to check its record.

He added that despite the billions of Naira that company is making from the state monthly, it has failed to pay taxes that are due to the state and Lokoja Local Government Area.

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In another development, Following the unrestrained environmental degradation in Ankpa and Olamaboro local government areas, Kogi state House of Assembly on Wednesday, directed the Commissioner of Police and Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC) to seal off operations of Dangote Plc in the affected areas of the State.

The House gave the order during a public hearing on activities of Dangote Group in the state, especially on the the massive exploitation , environmental degradation and non compensation to the affected owners of the land and without revenue accruing to the state government.

The Speaker, Kogi state House of Assembly, Mathew Kolawole, charged the NSCDC commandant to ensure immediate implementation pending when the ad hoc committee on revenue clarifies some grey areas. Kolawole, who lamented the environmental degradation caused by mining activities on Kogi by the Dangote group and its subsidiaries, accused the multi national business concern of making billions in the state but yet fails to give back to it.

Akwa Ibom is also finding it difficult to collect its entitlement from the Dangote Group. According to reports from the place, the Itu Local Government blocked Dangote premises with their trucks because the company has refused to pay tax for more than two years despite pleas and series of warnings.

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