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NBBF Final Eight Matchday 2 Roundup: Hoopers, Bulls & Pillars maintains Dominance



Rivers Hoopers continue their dominance at the ongoing NBBF Premier League Final eight going on in Abuja with their second win of the championship following a 64-48 points win against Police Baton to progress to the final four.

Hooper’s established an eight point half time lead 31-23 in a game they converted 75percent of their free throws.

The duo of Owen Oriakhi (16) and Ogan (11) contributed for 27 pts for Hooper’s while Police Baton relied heavily on Malu & Ayanleke whose 15 & 11 pts respectively wasn’t enough.

In the other group A match, Gombe Bulls managed by former National team assistant coach, Abdulrahman Mohammed outscore Benue Braves 80-45 pts in a one sided game to make it two wins from two.

Michael Okiki led all scorers to drop 17pts for Bulls which included 80 percent accuracy from distance shot followed by Emilagba -16pts & Mustapha -12pts while Okoye notch 11pts for Benue Braves.

Kwara Falcons walked over Islanders of Lagos who had earlier pulled out of the championship.

In the last game of the day in Group B, Kano Pillars cemented a foot in the semi-finals of the championship with a victory against Nigeria Customs who had beaten Kwara Falcons on Match day one.

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Earthic Energy To Establish Solar Manufacturing Factory In Nigeria



By Uche Onyeali

Indigenous clean energy company, Earthic Energy Limited has disclosed plans to set up a solar energy manufacturing factory in Nigeria.

Chief Executive Officer of the company, Miss Blessing Anulika Achebe gave the hint during the launch of the company in Abuja, at the weekend.

Miss Achebe, who disclosed that she has been in the solar energy business for five years, said though the journey had not been easy, but she and her partners are focused towards achieving the set goals of the company.

According to her, “The journey so far has not been easy, but I have been working with utmost determination, when I make up my mind to do something, I put in my best and God’s grace will always pave way for you with hard work.

“I have worked so hard to get to where I want to be today. I have tried so hard to make all my dreams come true. Like I said earlier, with the mercy of God everything has come to pass.”

On how she could cope with the competition in the sector, Achebe noted that her firm does not admit any factor that could stand as drawback, as a lot of women are already making waves in various sectors of the economy.

“Our determination is unhindered, though we acknowledge such competition as it paves the way for more resilience. Women are now taking over the world.

“I have been into solar for more than five years. Right now I have been pushing so hard and I see how the world is evolving around energy.

“I have made up my mind that said this is what I want to do. I said if I don’t get to where I want to be, there is no going back; I would go above the limit. I want to change lives; I want to make the world a better place. That is why I came up with ‘Earthic Energy Limited’ because the world revolves around the earth. The earth is where we live and that is why my colour is green and sun yellow. So I want to power the whole world.
“Our plan is to set up a solar energy factory in Nigeria where we can manufacture our own products,” she said.

She called for more investors and government at all levels to take advantage of Earthic’s services, which include solar streetlight installation, inverter/grid installation, construction, training/empowerment, as well as contract financing and partnership, supply/credit sales.

Speaking at the occasion, a Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Zaruwa commended Miss Achebe for her vision and bold step into the clean energy sub-sector.
Professor Zaruwa, a former Vice Chancellor of Adamawa State University, Mubi, urged government at all levels, especially governors in the northern part of the country where there is enormous sun, to partner Earthic Energy to improve power supply in the country.

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