Moghalu to Deliver Public Lecture


A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu will be speaking at this year’s Goddy Jidenma Foundation lectures, which hold in Lagos on Wednesday.
Moghalu, who teaches at Tuft University, USA, according to a statement, is expected to speak on: “The Challenge of Economic Growth in Nigeria.”

The fifth Bi-annual lecture will be chaired by the Vice Chairman/CEO, Alpine Investments Limited and Former Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Mallam Mahanned Hayatu-deen.
He will be assisted by Justice Rose Ukeje, retired Chief Judge of Federal High Court, as well as other top Nigerians, including Professor Pat Utomi, Chairman of Goddy Jidenma Foundation.

Goddy Jidenma Foundation (GJF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 2007, in memory of Arc Goddy Nwaolisa Jidenma who died on 24th May 2006 in Lagos, Nigeria. Arc Goddy Jidenma, lived most of his life in the service of humanity. He was a typical servant leader, while he lived. He was a student leader and later served as a Commissioner for Works & Housing and later Commissioner for Commerce & Industry. He served as the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Papal Visit of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II for the beatification of Blessed Rev Father, Cyprain Iwene Tansi at Anambra State in 1998.

The objectives of the Foundation are to promote the spirit of selfless service and support ethical leadership initiatives, to celebrate the human essence, promote self-discovery among the youth, support philanthropic activities and significantly contribute to thought leadership in Nigeria and Africa. The Chairman of the Foundation is Prof Pat Utomi, a renowned public intellectual and Founder/ CEO of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL).

Redcare Offers IT Solution to Boost Healthcare

Redcare HMO has announced itspartnership with an indigenous technology firm to deliver data management and electronic medical software to vast network of healthcare providers.
The firm explained in a statement that the initiative was in line with its tradition of pioneering valuable standards for the betterment of health insurance.
It revealed that the software, Curacel, has been recognised to smoothen operations in health facilities in various African countries through seamless management of patient records and provider platforms.

Speaking on the partnership, of Redcare’s service providers completed Curacel’s adoption, Redcare’s Managing Director, Dr. Babatunde Salako said: “Having been through a system where health practitioners faced and still face unbearable hurdles in the delivery of quality healthcare, we are quite pleased to be the conduit to deliver this value.

“We understudied the software for more than a year to confirm it met international standards and found it to be a solution to some human resource challenges faced by healthcare providers.
“This goes in tandem with our mission to fulfil the healthcare needs of our enrollees, hospitals and communities we serve.”

The firm stated that the age of technology had ushered in an expansive directory of disruptive inventions by some of the world’s brightest minds and in other to avoid systemic lags that result from the failure to adopt proven methods enabled by modern technology, local and international organisations continue to explore new ways through which quality can be delivered to consumers.

It noted that it was on that premise that Redcare HMO set out to create value for its partner healthcare providers, by delivering optimal value-added services,” it added.
Therefore, to harmonise its partnership with Curacel, Redcare said it hosted some of its service providers (partner hospitals) to a zonal stakeholders’ engagement meeting in Lagos recently.
At the event, the CEO of Curacel, Mr. Mascot and his team elaborated the modalities of the software with a view to kick-starting a concept testing with some providers who show interest.

Uber Adds More Feature for Driver-partners

Uber has announced Paid Wait Time, another impactful feature to its App, to make the Uber experience more productive (and less stressful) for driver-partners and their riders.
Uber says it is committed to putting driver-partners first and has promised to continuously work on improving the app to ensure drive-partners across Nigeria have only a positive experience with the app and that any concerns they have are heard.

Long wait times can be stressful for driver-partners. By the time they arrive at the pick-up location, the driver has already invested fuel, time and effort in getting to a rider. With the “Paid Waiting Time” policy, Uber will ensure driver-partners get paid per minute if a rider keeps them waiting for more than five minutes after the driver arrives at their pick-up location.

General Manager for Uber West Africa explains, Lola Kassim, said: “The Paid Wait Time feature is a simple addition that riders will be able to quickly adapt to, but importantly, it makes a big difference to driver-partners efficiency and contribute to that stress-free experience that we aim to achieve.”

Last month Uber announced new features for driver-partners (Arrival Time, Long Trip Notification and Rating Protection) that have made it even easier for driver-partners across Nigeria to choose when, where, and how they drive.

“We know that these features are addressing key concerns of driver-partners and we understand their frustrations. These features focus on three keys areas: more flexibility for drivers when it comes to when they want to use Uber, using our technology to create a stress-free experience, and building on safety,” Kassim added.
Uber’s goal is to help riders and drivers connect quickly and easily so they can get on their way and Uber hopes these new updates provide the flexibility to test new ideas and improve the reliability of the Uber app for everyone.