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Nikkiso Expands Operations in the U.S. to Support Its Growing Hydrogen Business

TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Group), part of Nikkiso Co., Ltd., announced today that it has acquired full ownership of its facility in Murrieta, Calif., and 16.4 acres of land to expand its manufacturing and testing operations.

Currently the Group builds and tests cryogenic vaporizers, heat exchangers, process skids, air separation units, and liquefaction products — the expansion will add four hydrogen testing stations on site to support the Group’s growing hydrogen business.

“The hydrogen economy is accelerating as the energy transition progresses, and Nikkiso has a large role to play,” said Peter Wagner, CEO, Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases. “This facility expansion allows us to scale operations and better support global demand for our state-of-the-art cryogenic products and technologies.”

Construction will begin in the first half of 2024.

About Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases
Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group is part of the Industrial Division of Nikkiso Co., Ltd. in Japan. The Group is headquartered in Southern California with facilities, offices, and service centers around the world to manufacture and service engineered cryogenic gas processing equipment (pumps, turboexpanders, heat exchangers, etc.), and process plants for industrial gases, natural gas liquefaction (LNG), hydrogen liquefaction, ammonia, and carbon capture and liquefaction.

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Duck Creek Technologies Earns Top 50 Solution Provider Status and Top 100 Fast Track FinTech in IDC’s 2023 FinTech Rankings

Recognition comes alongside ecosystem partners and global technology leaders who support global insurance businesses

BOSTON, Oct. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, today announces its recognition as a 2023 IDC FinTech Rankings Top 50 solution provider and a Top 100 Fast Track FinTech. This is the second year in a row Duck Creek has been named on the prestigious list with other global technology leaders, demonstrating its noticeable, continued growth and strong market traction.

The IDC FinTech Rankings select the global technology leaders based on prior calendar year revenue results. Those included in this year’s rankings are critical to the modernization and digital transformation of the financial services industry, and Duck Creek is proud to be named along with ecosystem partners, such as Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, CoreLogic, DocuSign, Eviden, Experian, EY, Hexaware, HCLTech, IBM, LTIMindtree, Microsoft, NTT DATA, Smart Communications, TransUnion and Wipro. Duck Creek achieved year-over-year growth by focusing on customer success and its partner ecosystem approach, affirming that it “takes a village” to support the most sophisticated insurers worldwide with market-leading technology solutions.

“The deep trust from our global customers and partners paired with our world-class technology and our award-winning culture has enabled Duck Creek to achieve historical growth while adapting to a dynamic macro climate and evolving insurance industry trends,” said Rohit Bedi, Chief Revenue Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “Our inclusion on the 2023 IDC FinTech Rankings reinforces our passion for enabling the success of our customers and the differentiated value we bring to the insurance industry as a globally trusted modern P&C SaaS brand.”

“IDC has been producing the IDC FinTech Rankings for twenty years and has expanded the program to now include the top 150 solutions providers to ensure we get the most accurate representation of the largest FinTech’s in the world,” said Marc DeCastro, research director at IDC. “The technology companies on this list provide the innovation necessary to keep the financial services at the forefront of providing modern digital experiences across all aspects of a customer’s financial journey.”

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand. Visit www.duckcreek.com to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Duck Creek Technologies Earns Top 50 Solution Provider Status and Top 100 Fast Track FinTech in IDC’s 2023 FinTech Rankings

Recognition comes alongside ecosystem partners and global technology leaders who support global insurance businesses

BOSTON, Oct. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, today announces its recognition as a 2023 IDC FinTech Rankings Top 50 solution provider and a Top 100 Fast Track FinTech. This is the second year in a row Duck Creek has been named on the prestigious list with other global technology leaders, demonstrating its noticeable, continued growth and strong market traction.

The IDC FinTech Rankings select the global technology leaders based on prior calendar year revenue results. Those included in this year’s rankings are critical to the modernization and digital transformation of the financial services industry, and Duck Creek is proud to be named along with ecosystem partners, such as Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, CoreLogic, DocuSign, Eviden, Experian, EY, Hexaware, HCLTech, IBM, LTIMindtree, Microsoft, NTT DATA, Smart Communications, TransUnion and Wipro. Duck Creek achieved year-over-year growth by focusing on customer success and its partner ecosystem approach, affirming that it “takes a village” to support the most sophisticated insurers worldwide with market-leading technology solutions.

“The deep trust from our global customers and partners paired with our world-class technology and our award-winning culture has enabled Duck Creek to achieve historical growth while adapting to a dynamic macro climate and evolving insurance industry trends,” said Rohit Bedi, Chief Revenue Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “Our inclusion on the 2023 IDC FinTech Rankings reinforces our passion for enabling the success of our customers and the differentiated value we bring to the insurance industry as a globally trusted modern P&C SaaS brand.”

“IDC has been producing the IDC FinTech Rankings for twenty years and has expanded the program to now include the top 150 solutions providers to ensure we get the most accurate representation of the largest FinTech’s in the world,” said Marc DeCastro, research director at IDC. “The technology companies on this list provide the innovation necessary to keep the financial services at the forefront of providing modern digital experiences across all aspects of a customer’s financial journey.”

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand. Visit www.duckcreek.com to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and Twitter.

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eXp Realty met en lumière les meilleurs agents lors d’EXPCON 2023

BELLINGHAM, État de Washington, 05 oct. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp Realty®, cabinet de courtage immobilier le plus axé sur les agents de la planète (« the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™ »), et filiale principale d’eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq : EXPI), a reconnu les 39 meilleurs agents et équipes lors d’EXPCON 2023, conférence annuelle de la société.

Se déroulant à Las Vegas du 2 au 5 octobre, EXPCON 2023 est le rassemblement exclusif par la société des plus grands professionnels de l’immobilier au monde. L’événement de cette année s’est axé sur l’innovation et l’emploi de l’intelligence artificielle pour stimuler les affaires.

Glenn Sanford, fondateur et PDG d’eXp Realty, ainsi que Michael Valdes, directeur de la croissance, et Leo Pareja, directeur stratégique, ont fièrement reconnu les remarquables contributions et accomplissements de production de 39 agents et équipes d’eXp Realty en 2022. Ces agents exceptionnels ont été reconnus à travers diverses catégories, comprenant les meilleurs individus et équipes en termes de nombre d’entités de transaction, de revenus de commissions bruts (gross commission income, GCI) et de volume aux États-Unis, au Canada et dans le monde.

« Le succès, ce n’est pas qu’une personne ou une entreprise. Le succès, c’est créer une communauté d’entraide qui permet à chacun d’atteindre son plein potentiel », a déclaré M. Sanford. « Je suis extrêmement fier de mettre à l’honneur ce groupe d’agents exceptionnel pour leur remarquable travail l’année dernière. En tant que cabinet de courtage le plus axé sur les agents de la planète, nous nous concentrons pleinement sur le soutien de nos agents. Je parle pour toute la communauté eXp quand je remercie et félicite ces individus pour leurs incroyables accomplissements et contributions. »

Les lauréats sont :

  • Meilleurs individus en termes de nombre d’entités de transaction, États-Unis
    • #1 – John Scalia, Floride
    • #2 – Charles « Chuck » Williamson, Wilson, Caroline du Nord
    • #3 – Sheryl Houck, Floride
  • Meilleurs individus en termes de nombre d’entités de transaction, Canada
    • #1 – Mark Verzyl, Alberta
    • #2 – Shannon Runcie, Saskatchewan
    • #3 – Rachel Vanderveen, Alberta
  • Meilleurs individus en termes de nombre d’entités de transaction, monde
    • #1 – Christopher Abraham – Grande-Bretagne, Royaume-Uni
    • #2 – Claire Bilton – Grande-Bretagne, Royaume-Uni
    • #3 – Mark Buchanan – Grande-Bretagne, Royaume-Uni
  • Meilleurs individus en termes de GCI, États-Unis
    • #1 – John Scalia, Floride
    • #2 – Soomin Kim, Austin, Texas
    • #3 – Charles « Chuck » Williamson, Wilson, Caroline du Nord
  • Meilleurs individus en termes de GCI, Canada
    • #1 – Rachel Vanderveen, Alberta
    • #2 – Zhe Geng, Colombie-Britannique
    • #3 – Mark Verzyl, Alberta
  • Meilleurs individus en termes de CGI, monde
    • #1 – Leigh Martinuzzi, Australie
    • #2 – Christopher Abraham, Grande-Bretagne, Royaume-Uni
    • #3 – Bjorn Kunzel, Australie
  • Meilleurs individus en termes de GCI, eXp Commercial
    • Yoshimi Asano, Texas
  • Meilleurs individus en termes de volume, États-Unis
    • #1 – John Scalia, Floride
    • #2 – Chandra Kaladhar Reddy Vennapusa, Bothell, Washington
    • #3 – Chad Hetherman, Huntersville, Caroline du Nord
  • Meilleurs individus en termes de volume, Canada
    • #1 –Rachel Vanderveen, Alberta
    • #2 – Zhe Geng, Colombie-Britannique
    • #3 – Mark Verzyl, Alberta
  • Meilleurs individus en termes de volume, monde
    • #1 – Christopher Abraham, Grande-Bretagne, Royaume-Uni
    • #2 – Thomas Howe, Grande-Bretagne, Royaume-Uni
    • #3 – Claire Bilton, Grande-Bretagne, Royaume-Uni
  • Meilleures équipes en termes de volume, États-Unis
    • #1 – The Short Term Shop, 15 marchés
    • #2 – #TEAMFAST, Bay Area, Californie
    • #3 – Beer Home Team, Californie du Sud
  • Meilleures équipes en termes de volume, Canada
    • #1 – Affinity Real Estate, Ontario
    • #2 – The Jennifer Jones Team, Ontario
    • #3 – Infill Hub Group, Alberta
  • Meilleures équipes en termes de volume, monde
    • #1 – Consultan, Portugal
    • #2 – One Sixteen Group, Porto Rico
    • #3 – Nuno Venceslau – Luxury Real Estate, Portugal
  • Meilleures équipes en termes de nombre d’entités de transaction, États-Unis
    • #1 – The Short Term Shop, 15 marchés
    • #2 – #TEAMFAST, Bay Area, Californie
    • #3 – Mark Z Home Selling Team, Metro Detroit, Michigan
  • Meilleures équipes en termes de nombre d’entités de transaction, Canada
    • #1 – Atkinson Team, Alberta
    • #2 – Infill Hub Group, Alberta
    • #3 – Affinity Real Estate, Ontario
  • Meilleures équipes en termes de nombre d’entités de transaction, monde
    • #1 – James Conyers Team, Afrique du Sud
    • #2 – Consultan, Portugal
    • #3 – One Sixteen Group, Porto Rico
  • Meilleures équipes en termes de GCI, États-Unis
    • #1 – The Short Term Shop, 15 marchés
    • #2 – #TEAMFAST, Bay Area, Californie
    • #3 – Beer Home Team, Californie du Sud
  • Meilleures équipes en termes de GCI, Canada
    • #1 – Affinity Real Estate, Ontario
    • #2 – The Jennifer Jones Team, Ontario
    • #3 – Atkinson Team, Alberta
  • Meilleures équipes en termes de GCI, monde
    • #1 – One Sixteen Group, Porto Rico
    • #2 – Team Arnaud Motreff Immobilier, France
    • #3 – Consultan, Portugal
  • Débutants de l’année
    • eXp Realty : Chandra Kaladhar Reddy Vennapusa, Washington
    • Monde : Monica Rodriguez Garcia, Porto Rico
    • eXp Canada : Jake Nicolle, Ancaster, Ontario
    • eXp Commercial : Sarah Cooley, Caroline du Nord et du Sud
  • Mentor de l’année
    • Brett Bonner, Washington
  • ICÔNE de l’année
    • Michael Weisman, fondateur et chef d’équipe de la Real Property Team d’eXp Realty à Portland, Maine
  • Prix du philanthrope Jeffrey Buettner
    • Luna Mariah Dietz, Oregon
  • Action humanitaire de l’année
    • Jon Pugh, Californie
  • Femme d’influence
    • Veronica Figueroa, Floride

À propos d’eXp World Holdings, Inc.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq : EXPI) est la société holding d’eXp Realty®, Virbela® et SUCCESS® Enterprises.

eXp Realty est la plus grande société immobilière indépendante dans le monde avec plus de 89 000 agents aux États-Unis, au Canada, au Royaume-Uni, en Australie, en Afrique du Sud, en Inde, au Mexique, au Portugal, en France, à Porto Rico, au Brésil, en Italie, à Hong Kong, en Colombie, en Espagne, en Israël, au Panama, en Allemagne, en République dominicaine, en Grèce, en Nouvelle-Zélande, au Chili, en Pologne et à Dubaï, et elle continue de se développer à l’échelle internationale. En tant que société cotée en bourse, eXp World Holdings fournit aux professionnels immobiliers l’opportunité unique d’obtenir des primes en actions en fonction de leurs objectifs de production et de leur contribution à la croissance globale de l’entreprise. eXp World Holdings et ses entreprises offrent une gamme complète de solutions technologiques en matière de courtage et d’immobilier, y compris son modèle innovant de courtage résidentiel et commercial, ses services professionnels, ses outils de collaboration et son développement personnel. Le service de courtage basé sur le cloud est alimenté par Virbela, une plateforme 3D immersive profondément sociale et collaborative, permettant aux agents d’être plus connectés et productifs. SUCCESS® Enterprises, ancrée par le magazine SUCCESS® et ses propriétés médiatiques connexes, a été créée en 1897 et est une marque ainsi qu’une publication de premier plan dans le domaine du développement personnel et professionnel.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter le site https://expworldholdings.com.

Énoncés prospectifs

Les énoncés contenus dans les présentes peuvent inclure des énoncés de futures attentes et d’autres énoncés prospectifs se basant sur les opinions et suppositions actuelles de la direction et impliquent des risques connus et inconnus ainsi que des incertitudes pouvant causer une différence substantielle entre les résultats, performances ou événements réels et ceux exprimés ou sous-entendus dans ces énoncés. Ces énoncés prospectifs sont valables uniquement à la date indiquée dans les présentes, et la société n’assume aucune obligation de les réviser ou de les mettre à jour. Ces énoncés ne sont pas des garanties de performances futures. Des facteurs importants pouvant causer une différence substantielle et défavorable entre les résultats réels et ceux exprimés dans les énoncés prospectifs comprennent les changements commerciaux ou d’autres conditions du marché ; la difficulté de maintenir la hausse des dépenses à des niveaux modestes tout en augmentant les recettes ; et les autres risques détaillés de temps à autre dans les dépôts de la société auprès de la Securities and Exchange Commission, y compris, sans s’y limiter, le rapport trimestriel le plus récemment déposé sur formulaire 10-Q et le rapport annuel sur formulaire 10-K.

Contact des relations avec les médias :

eXp World Holdings, Inc.

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Contact des relations avec les investisseurs :

Denise Garcia

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A eXp Realty coloca os seus melhores agentes em destaque na EXPCON 2023

BELLINGHAM, Oct. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp Realty®, “a corretagem imobiliária mais centrada nos agentes imobiliários no planeta” (the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™) e a principal subsidiária da eXp World Holdings, Inc.(Nasdaq: EXPI), reconheceu 39 dos melhores agentes e equipes na EXPCON 2023, evento anual da empresa.

A EXPCON 2023, que foi realizada de 2 a 5 de outubro em Las Vegas, é o encontro exclusivo da empresa que reúne os melhores profissionais do setor imobiliário do mundo. O evento deste ano focou na inovação e no aproveitamento da inteligência artificial para impulsionar os negócios.

Glenn Sanford, fundador e CEO da eXp Realty, juntamente com Michael Valdes, Diretor de Crescimento (CGO) e Leo Pareja, Diretor de Estratégia (CSO), reconheceu com orgulho as extraordinárias conquistas e contribuições de 39 agentes e da equipe da eXp Realty em 2022. Esses agentes excepcionais foram reconhecidos em diversas categorias, abrangendo os melhores indivíduos e equipes com base no número de transações, volume de transações e receita bruta de comissões (GCI) nos EUA, Canadá e internacionalmente.

“O sucesso não diz respeito a uma pessoa ou uma empresa apenas; ele consiste em criar uma comunidade em que todos incentivam uns aos outros a atingirem o potencial máximo”, diz Sanford. “Tenho muito orgulho de prestigiar este grupo excepcional de agentes pelo seu excelente trabalho no ano passado. Como a corretagem mais centrada nos agentes imobiliários no planeta, focamos intensamente no apoio aos nossos agentes. Eu falo por toda a comunidade da eXp quando agradeço e parabenizo esses indivíduos por suas conquistas e contribuições incríveis”.

Os vencedores são:

  • Melhores indivíduos por número de transações, EUA
    • 1º – John Scalia, Flórida
    • 2º – Charles “Chuck” Williamson, Wilson, Carolina do Norte
    • 3º – Sheryl Houck, Flórida
  • Melhores Indivíduos por número de transações, Canadá
    • 1º – Mark Verzyl, Alberta
    • 2º – Shannon Runcie, Saskatchewan
    • 3º – Rachel Vanderveen, Alberta
  • Melhores Indivíduos por número de transações, Internacional
    • 1º – Christopher Abraham — Grã-Bretanha, Reino Unido
    • 2º – Claire Bilton — Grã-Bretanha, Reino Unido
    • 3º – Mark Buchanan — Grã-Bretanha, Reino Unido
  • Melhores indivíduos por GCI, EUA
    • 1º – John Scalia, Flórida
    • 2º – Soomin Kim, Austin, Texas
    • 3º – Charles “Chuck” Williamson, Wilson, Carolina do Norte
  • Melhores indivíduos por GCI, Canadá
    • 1º – Rachel Vanderveen, Alberta
    • 2º – Zhe Geng, Colúmbia Britânica
    • 3º – Mark Verzyl, Alberta
  • Melhores indivíduos por GCI, Internacional
    • 1º – Leigh Martinuzzi, Austrália
    • 2º – Christopher Abraham, Grã-Bretanha, Reino Unido
    • 3º – Bjorn Kunzel, Austrália
  • Melhor indivíduo por GCI, eXp Commercial
    • Yoshimi Asano, Texas
  • Melhores indivíduos por volume de transações, EUA
    • 1º – John Scalia, Flórida
    • 2º – Chandra Kaladhar Reddy Vennapusa, Bothell, Washington
    • 3º – Chad Hetherman, Huntersville, Carolina do Norte
  • Melhores indivíduos por volume de transações, Canadá
    • 1º – Rachel Vanderveen, Alberta
    • 2º – Zhe Geng, Colúmbia Britânica
    • 3º – Mark Verzyl, Alberta
  • Melhores indivíduos por volume de transações, Internacional
    • 1º – Christopher Abraham, Grã-Bretanha, Reino Unido
    • 2º – Thomas Howe, Grã-Bretanha, Reino Unido
    • 3º – Claire Bilton, Grã-Bretanha, Reino Unido
  • Melhores equipes por volume de transações, EUA
    • 1ª – The Short Term Shop, 15 mercados
    • 2ª – #TEAMFAST, Baía de São Francisco, Califórnia
    • 3ª – Beer Home Team, Sul da Califórnia
  • Melhores equipes por volume de transações, Canadá
    • 1ª – Affinity Real Estate, Ontário
    • 2ª – The Jennifer Jones Team, Ontário
    • 3ª – Infill Hub Group, Alberta
  • Melhores equipes por volume de transações, Internacional
    • 1ª – Consultan, Portugal
    • 2ª – One Sixteen Group, Porto Rico
    • 3ª – Nuno Venceslau – Luxury Real Estate, Portugal
  • Melhores Equipes por número de transações, EUA
    • 1ª – The Short Term Shop, 15 mercados
    • 2ª – #TEAMFAST, Baía de São Francisco, Califórnia
    • 3ª – Mark Z Home Selling Team, Região metropolitana de Detroit, Michigan
  • Melhores Equipes por número de transações, Canadá
    • 1ª – Atkinson Team, Alberta
    • 2ª – Infill Hub Group, Alberta
    • 3ª – Affinity Real Estate, Ontário
  • Melhores Equipes por número de transações, Internacional
    • 1ª – James Conyers Team, África do Sul
    • 2ª – Consultan, Portugal
    • 3ª – One Sixteen Group, Porto Rico
  • Melhores equipes por GCI, EUA
    • 1ª – The Short Term Shop, 15 mercados
    • 2ª – #TEAMFAST, Baía de São Francisco, Califórnia
    • 3ª – Beer Home Team, Sul da Califórnia
  • Melhores equipes por GCI, Canadá
    • 1ª – Affinity Real Estate, Ontário
    • 2ª – The Jennifer Jones Team, Ontário
    • 3ª – Atkinson Team, Alberta
  • Melhores equipes por GCI, Internacional
    • 1ª – One Sixteen Group, Porto Rico
    • 2ª – Team Arnaud Motreff Immobilier, França
    • 3ª – Consultan, Portugal
  • Estreantes do ano
    • eXp Realty: Chandra Kaladhar Reddy Vennapusa, Washington
    • Internacional: Monica Rodriguez Garcia, Porto Rico
    • eXp Canada: Jake Nicolle, Ancaster, Ontário
    • eXp Commercial: Sarah Cooley, Carolina do Sul e do Norte
  • Mentor do ano
    • Brett Bonner, Washington
  • ÍCONE do ano
    • Michael Weisman, Fundador e Team Leader da Real Property Team na eXp Realty em Portland, Maine
  • Prêmio Jeffrey Buettner de Filantropia
    • Luna Mariah Dietz, Óregon
  • Humanitário do ano
    • Jon Pugh, Califórnia
  • Mulher de influência
    • Veronica Figueroa, Flórida

Sobre a eXp World Holdings, Inc.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) é a empresa controladora para eXp Realty®, Virbela® e SUCESS® Enterprises.

A eXp Realty é a maior empresa imobiliária independente do mundo, com mais de 89.000 agentes nos Estados Unidos, Canadá, Reino Unido, Austrália, África do Sul, Índia, México, Portugal, França, Porto Rico, Brasil, Itália, Hong Kong, Colômbia, Espanha, Israel, Panamá, Alemanha, República Dominicana, Grécia, Nova Zelândia, Chile, Polônia e Dubai e continua crescendo internacionalmente. Como uma empresa de capital aberto, a eXp World Holdings oferece aos profissionais do setor imobiliário a oportunidade única de ganhar prêmios em ações pelas metas de produção e contribuições para o crescimento geral da empresa. A eXp World Holdings e suas empresas oferecem um conjunto completo de soluções tecnológicas de corretagem e imóveis, incluindo o seu modelo inovador de corretagem residencial e comercial, serviços profissionais, ferramentas colaborativas e desenvolvimento pessoal. A corretagem baseada na nuvem é realizada pela Virbela, uma plataforma 3D imersiva profundamente social e colaborativa, permitindo que os agentes sejam mais conectados e produtivos. A SUCCESS® Enterprises, ancorada pela revista SUCCESS® e suas propriedades de mídia associadas, foi fundada em 1897 e é uma marca e publicação líder em desenvolvimento pessoal e profissional.

Para mais informações, acesse https://expworldholdings.com.

Declaração de Porto Seguro

As declarações aqui contidas podem incluir declarações de expectativas futuras e outras declarações prospectivas que se baseiam nas visões e suposições atuais da gerência e envolvem riscos e incertezas conhecidos e desconhecidos que podem fazer com que os resultados, o desempenho ou os eventos reais sejam substancialmente diferentes daqueles expressos ou implícitos nessas declarações. Tais declarações prospectivas referem-se apenas à data do presente documento, e a empresa não assume nenhuma obrigação de revisá-las ou atualizá-las. Tais declarações não são garantias de desempenho futuro. Fatores importantes que podem fazer com que os resultados reais se diferenciem materialmente e de forma adversa daqueles expressos nas declarações prospectivas incluem mudanças nos negócios ou em outras condições de mercado; a dificuldade de manter o crescimento das despesas em níveis modestos e, ao mesmo tempo, aumentar as receitas; e outros riscos detalhados periodicamente nos arquivos da Comissão de Valores Mobiliários da empresa, incluindo, entre outros, o Relatório trimestral mais recente no Formulário 10-Q e o Relatório anual no Formulário 10-K.

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eXp World Holdings, Inc.

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eXp Realty Spotlights Top Agents at EXPCON 2023

eXp Realty Spotlights Top Agents at EXPCON 2023

eXp Realty recognized 39 top agents and teams at the company’s annual EXPCON 2023.

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp Realty®, “the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™” and the core subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), recognized 39 top agents and teams at the company’s annual EXPCON 2023.

EXPCON 2023, being held Oct. 2-5 in Las Vegas, is the company’s exclusive gathering of the world’s top real estate professionals. This year’s event focused on innovation and leveraging artificial intelligence to drive business.

Glenn Sanford, Founder and CEO of eXp Realty, along with Michael Valdes, Chief Growth Officer, and Leo Pareja, Chief Strategy Officer, proudly acknowledged the outstanding production achievements and contributions of 39 eXp Realty agents and team in 2022. These exceptional agents were recognized across diverse categories, encompassing top individuals and teams based on sides, GCI and volume in the U.S., Canada and internationally.

“Success is not just about one person or one company; it’s about creating a community that empowers one another to reach their full potential,” said Sanford. “I am so proud to honor this exceptional group of agents for their outstanding work from last year. As the most agent-centric brokerage on the planet, we are laser-focused on supporting our agents. I speak for the entire eXp community when I thank and congratulate these individuals for their incredible achievements and contributions.”

The winners are:

  • Top Individuals by Sides, U.S.
    • #1 – John Scalia, Florida
    • #2 – Charles “Chuck” Williamson, Wilson, North Carolina
    • #3 – Sheryl Houck, Florida
  • Top Individuals By Sides, Canada
    • #1 – Mark Verzyl, Alberta
    • #2 – Shannon Runcie, Saskatchewan
    • #3 – Rachel Vanderveen, Alberta
  • Top Individuals By Sides, International
    • #1 – Christopher Abraham – Great Britain, UK
    • #2 – Claire Bilton – Great Britain, UK
    • #3 – Mark Buchanan – Great Britain, UK
  • Top Individuals by GCI, U.S.
    • #1 – John Scalia, Florida
    • #2 – Soomin Kim, Austin, Texas
    • #3 – Charles “Chuck” Williamson, Wilson, North Carolina
  • Top Individuals by GCI, Canada
    • #1 –Rachel Vanderveen, Alberta
    • #2 – Zhe Geng, British Columbia
    • #3 – Mark Verzyl, Alberta
  • Top Individuals by GCI, International
    • #1 – Leigh Martinuzzi, Australia
    • #2 – Christopher Abraham, Great Britain, UK
    • #3 – Bjorn Kunzel, Australia
  • Top Individual by GCI, eXp Commercial
    • Yoshimi Asano, Texas
  • Top Individuals by Volume, U.S.
    • #1 – John Scalia, Florida
    • #2 – Chandra Kaladhar Reddy Vennapusa, Bothell, Washington
    • #3 – Chad Hetherman, Huntersville, North Carolina
  • Top Individuals by Volume, Canada
    • #1 –Rachel Vanderveen, Alberta
    • #2 – Zhe Geng, British Columbia
    • #3 – Mark Verzyl, Alberta
  • Top Individuals by Volume, International
    • #1 – Christopher Abraham, Great Britain, UK
    • #2 – Thomas Howe, Great Britain, UK
    • #3 – Claire Bilton, Great Britain, UK
  • Top Teams by Volume, U.S.
    • #1 – The Short Term Shop, 15 markets
    • #2 – #TEAMFAST, Bay Area, California
    • #3 – Beer Home Team, Southern California
  • Top Teams by Volume, Canada
    • #1 –Affinity Real Estate, Ontario
    • #2 – The Jennifer Jones Team, Ontario
    • #3 – Infill Hub Group, Alberta
  • Top Teams by Volume, International
    • #1 – Consultan, Portugal
    • #2 – One Sixteen Group, Puerto Rico
    • #3 – Nuno Venceslau – Luxury Real Estate, Portugal
  • Top Teams by Sides, U.S.
    • #1 – The Short Term Shop, 15 markets
    • #2 – #TEAMFAST, Bay Area, California
    • #3 – Mark Z Home Selling Team, Metro Detroit, Michigan
  • Top Teams by Sides, Canada
    • #1 – Atkinson Team, Alberta
    • #2 – Infill Hub Group, Alberta
    • #3 – Affinity Real Estate, Ontario
  • Top Teams by Sides, International
    • #1 – James Conyers Team, South Africa
    • #2 – Consultan, Portugal
    • #3 – One Sixteen Group, Puerto Rico
  • Top Teams by GCI, U.S.
    • #1 – The Short Term Shop, 15 markets
    • #2 – #TEAMFAST, Bay Area, California
    • #3 – Beer Home Team, Southern California
  • Top Teams by GCI, Canada
    • #1 – Affinity Real Estate, Ontario
    • #2 – The Jennifer Jones Team, Ontario
    • #3 – Atkinson Team, Alberta
  • Top Teams by GCI, International
    • #1 – One Sixteen Group, Puerto Rico
    • #2 – Team Arnaud Motreff Immobilier, France
    • #3 – Consultan, Portugal
  • Rookies of the Year
    • eXp Realty: Chandra Kaladhar Reddy Vennapusa, Washington
    • International: Monica Rodriguez Garcia, Puerto Rico
    • eXp Canada: Jake Nicolle, Ancaster, Ontario
    • eXp Commercial: Sarah Cooley, North and South Carolina
  • Mentor of the Year
    • Brett Bonner, Washington
  • ICON of Year
    • Michael Weisman, Founder and Team Leader of the Real Property Team at eXp Realty in Portland, Maine
  • Jeffrey Buettner Philanthropist Award
    • Luna Mariah Dietz, Oregon
  • Humanitarian of the Year
    • Jon Pugh, California
  • Woman of Influence
    • Veronica Figueroa, Florida

About eXp World Holdings, Inc.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) is the holding company for eXp Realty®, Virbela® and SUCCESS® Enterprises.

eXp Realty is the largest independent real estate company in the world with more than 89,000 agents in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Portugal, France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia, Spain, Israel, Panama, Germany, Dominican Republic, Greece, New Zealand, Chile, Poland and Dubai and continues to scale internationally. As a publicly traded company, eXp World Holdings provides real estate professionals the unique opportunity to earn equity awards for production goals and contributions to overall company growth. eXp World Holdings and its businesses offer a full suite of brokerage and real estate tech solutions, including its innovative residential and commercial brokerage model, professional services, collaborative tools and personal development. The cloud-based brokerage is powered by Virbela, an immersive 3D platform that is deeply social and collaborative, enabling agents to be more connected and productive. SUCCESS® Enterprises, anchored by SUCCESS® magazine and its related media properties, was established in 1897 and is a leading personal and professional development brand and publication.

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FG committed to reposition teaching profession – Mamman

As Nigeria today joins the world to commemorate the 2023 World Teachers’ Day celebration, teachers have been advised to be appreciative of efforts by the Federal Government to reposition the teaching profession.

The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman at the 2023 commemoration in Abuja on Thursday,said the day is set aside to honour teachers for their invaluable roles in the development of humanity and society.

The theme for this year’s commemorate is : “The teachers we need for the Education we want: Global imperative to reverse teachers shortage.”

Mamman said some of the promises made to teachers had been fulfilled as they can now retire at either 65 years of age or 40 years of service; whichever that comes first.

He added that teachers’ salary had since been placed on the first line charge for timely payment.

“Today, we have come together not merely as individuals but as a global community to celebrate the unsung heroes of our society. World Teachers Day is not just an annual observance but a testament to the transformative power of education and the dedication of those who facilitate it.

“As we embark on this event with the theme “The Teacher We Need for the Education We Want: The Global Trend to Reverse the Teacher Shortage” let us reflect on the impediments that teachers encounter while instilling knowledge, values, and hope.

“We have to re-evaluate our approach to teacher training, recruitment, welfare and equip teachers with the skills, resources and the recognition they deserve to meet the evolving demands of education in the 21st Century.

“It is, therefore, paramount that while reaffirming the importance of their invaluable role in shaping a brighter tomorrow every year, there is dire need to clear the hurdles that prevents the optimal realisation of their roles and targets,” he said.

Mamman explained that the travail of educating young minds goes beyond the confines of the classroom.

According to him, it is a continuous effort to inspire, motivate and guide students towards their full potential.

“Teachers should note that their words resonate deeply with their students and pupils thereby reaffirming the importance of the educator’s role in nurturing creativity or cluelessness and curiosity or apathy.

“We all know that teaching is more than imparting knowledge and involves instilling a lifelong love for learning, character building, inducting positive attitude and general relationship with people outside the classroom.

“All these are informally transmitted through the teachers conduct.

“As we celebrate teachers today, there is need for teachers in Nigeria to be appreciative of efforts by the Federal Government to reposition the teaching profession,” he said .

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Education, Yusuf Sununu, explained that shortage of teachers in the country and in other parts of the world poises challenges.

Sununu said that it was time to reflect on the critical role teacher’s played by instilling knowledge, values, a thirst for learning in their students to transform them into responsible citizens.

“If all equipped teachers are passionate and ready to pursue excellence, the teachers we have in our schools can collectively revolutionise the basic and secondary education sub-sectors.

“In Nigeria, as in many other countries worldwide, the shortage of qualified teachers and the desired form of education pose a significant challenge.

“Ongoing international deliberations recommend changes that anchor on commitment, connections, communication and creativity in the prevailing traditional education methodology.

“Therefore, education is in a critical juncture and teachers in service require constant training and retraining to fit into the scheme of things.

“The teacher we want shall be creative, active listener, engaging, collaborative and has empathy. He also must be adaptive, focused on growth, patience, respectful and prepared to engage in lifelong learning,”he said.

Sununu added that the inability of some teachers who may be computer literate but unable to deploy Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning affects education outcome and the ability to achieve national development goals.

“It is, therefore, imperative that teachers in Nigeria should take advantage of the Open Education Resource (OER) and other online and in-person study centres to upgrade and become “the teachers we want”.

“This is for us to collectively ensure that every child in Nigeria has access to quality education,” he said.

The celebration witnessed match pass by teachers across the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as well as presentation of President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Awards.

Omolade Adeyemi, a teacher from the SUBEB Model Primary School, Ekiti came best in the public school categories, while St. Paul Academy, Jos is the best school in the private school categories.

Ijeoma Ekumankama of the Federal Government College, Nise, Anambra, is the Best Principal, Best Teacher in the Private School Categories is Ruth Oraekwu, Best Administrator in the Public Category is Oladimeji Bello, among others.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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Army chief hails intelligence corps, other agencies for effective collaboration

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, has commended the Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps (NAIC) for deepening collaboration with other intelligence agencies, which he said had resulted in remarkable successes.

Lagbaja, who was represented by the Chief of Training (Army), Maj.-Gen. Sani Muhammed, gave the commendation at the opening of the NAIC Training Seminar 2023 in Abuja on Thursday.

The theme of the seminar is, “Improving Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps Proactiveness in Support of Nigerian Army Operations within a Joint Environment.”

He appreciated the sister intelligence agencies for their support to the corps, adding that the seminar would further deepen their partnership “as we all collectively confront the security challenges confronting the nation.”

The COAS said the seminar was one of the major training activities lined up for the year and was designed to enhance the intelligence corps’ capability to provide optimum intelligence in support of the operations of the army.

He said the theme of the seminar also emphasised the necessity for preemptive action, which remained the key factor for success in today’s constantly evolving threat environment.

“It is gratifying to note that the theme falls in line with my command philosophy, which is to transform the Nigerian Army into a well trained, equipped and highly motivated force towards achieving our constitutional responsibilities within a joint environment.

“The topics to be discussed during the seminar have been carefully selected to address the emerging intelligence related issues encountered in our operations.

“I am, therefore, pleased that the Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps is providing this important forum where some persons and members of the intelligence community will discuss critical issues of our intelligence efforts, which is due to improving them accordingly.

“I am optimistic that the lessons and solutions that will emanate from the deliberations will positively shape the future of our intelligence operations,” he said.

Lagbaja urged the participants to take advantage of the seminar to share ideas and also disseminate the knowledge gained to others at the end.

“I wish to use this opportunity to appreciate sister intelligence agencies for their support to Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps.

“I have received several briefs on collaborative efforts between the Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps and other intelligence agencies, which have resulted in a remarkable successes.

“I am glad this seminar will further deepen our partnership as we all collectively confront the security challenges confronting our dear nation,” he said.

The army chief thanked President Bola Tinubu for his strategic guidance and unwavering support to the Nigerian Army and reaffirmed the loyalty of the army to the Commander in Chief and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Acting Chief of Military Intelligence (Army), Brig.-Gen. Thompson Ugiagbe, said the seminar was designed to equip participants with the needed skills and mindset to better address the nation’s security challenges.

Ugiagbe said the move became necessary with the changing nature and character of threats to national security and military security in particular.

He said the topics for this seminar, which revolved around loyalty, information management and positive behaviours, had been carefully selected to reinforce the vision of the COAS to ensure that personnel gave their best while carrying out their duties.

The lectures, according to him, are in line with the pillars of the COAS command philosophy, which are leadership, operational effectiveness and sound administration.

He said the event was an opportunity to reinforce comradeship, collaboration and synergy and implored participants to maximise the opportunity provided by the seminar to become better informed.

Ugiagbe thanked the COAS for providing the resources needed for seminar and assured him of their unwavering commitment and support towards taking the army to greater heights

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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FG deepens bilateral relations with EU on security cooperation

The Federal Government has expressed readiness to deepen bilateral relations with European Union (EU) on security cooperation.

The Minister of Defence, Mr Mohammed Badaru, said this in a statement by the Acting Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Defence, Mr Hope Attari, on Thursday in Abuja.

Badaru disclosed this when he received the delegation of the European External Actions Service ( EEAS), on Wednesday, at the Ship House.

He said that Nigeria as a nation was desirous of restoring partnership with EU and strengthening collaboration with the union in fighting violent extremism, maintaining peace and security as well as enhancing regional cooperation .

He noted that the country needed intelligence and security equipment from the EU to combat insecurity in the country.

According to him, the major challenges facing the country were banditry in the North West and North Central, Boko Haram in the North East, Oil vandalism in the South South, sectional agitation in South East and general insecurity at the Gulf of Guinea and the Lake Chad region.

Similarly, the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Matawalle, said that Nigeria as the “Giant of Africa” needed the cooperation of the EU in the fight against insecurity bedeviling the country.

He noted that the safety of Nigeria was the safety of Africa, and therefore called for cooperation of the EU in the fight against insecurity in the country.

Earlier, the Head of the delegation, Deputy Secretary General of the EEAS, Helena Konig, said the purpose of the visit was to seek Nigeria’s area of priorities in terms of security issues where the EU could intervene.

Konig added that the priority areas would be discussed extensively at the forth coming high ministerial meeting.

According to her, EU wants to work extensively with Nigeria in counter terrorism, to stabilise the region, considering that the country was a strong supporter in maintaining the Africa territorial region.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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CSO highlights need to intensify conflict mitigation in Nigeria

Mr Benson Olugbuo, Country Director, Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), has called on the Federal Government and relevant stakeholders to intensify efforts at mitigating conflict in Nigeria.

Olugbuo made this known on Wednesday during a project close-out webinar on “Advancing the Protection of Civilians and Stabilisation of North-East Nigeria Project.”

The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by CIVIC, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO).

The country director, while stating that CIVIC had contributed its quota over the years to conflict mitigation, said such was necessary to engender peace in the country.

He said: “The peculiarity of Nigeria is such that there is conflict in virtually every part of the country.

“The challenge is that we as CIVIC cannot be in all the 36 states.

“However, we collaborate with other agencies like the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and also train military and security institutions.”

The country director said that, while the primary responsibility of protecting civilians from harm was not that of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) but the government, CSOs would continue to support the government in achieving that.

“We are not the government and we can never be the government. So what we do at CIVIC is to remind the government of their responsibility.

“We make sure we remind the government of meeting her primary responsibilities and obligation to protect lives and properties,” Olugbuo said.

CIVIC’s Project Manager Saratu Pindar said that the CSO had resolved 100 out of 135 concerns through the project, adding that part of the resolution included returnees who had no access to accommodation.

Pindar said that with the collaboration of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, several other milestones had been achieved.

This, she said, included establishment of 17 dialogue platforms, enhancement of civilian protection as well as training of 374 civilian vigilantes among others.

The CIVIC Team Lead, Mr Mujidand Sitdang, said that strengthened civilian protection and improvement in civil-military relations through dialogue platforms had facilitated dialogue to encourage security agencies collaboration.

Sitdang stressed the need to look for renewed funding, adding that there would be opportunity to continue to engage in the discourse.

Mr Julius Gaiya, Communications and Programmes Manager, CIVIC, expressed satisfaction that the programme had made so much impact.

He said that “When we started Phase I and II, it was to provide an avenue to sustain training among security institutions.”

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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Why Nigeria needs to intensify support, invest in data centres – NCC

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) says it is imperative for the country to sharpen its focus on broadband development and intensify support for data centre services to boost digital sovereignty.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umaru Danbatta, said this on Thursday during the Telecoms Sector Sustainability Forum (TSSF) 4.0 organised by Business Remarks in Lagos.

The theme of the event was: “Mainstreaming Data Centres in the Nigerian Digital Economy.”

Danbatta, who was represented by Dr Sunday Atu, Head, Tariff Administration NCC, said mainstreaming data centres required collective efforts.

According to him, there is need for support to ensure data centres not only operate to guarantee national digital sovereignty, but also prioritise contents reflecting the country’s cultural norms, contexts and ideological values.

He said data was regarded as the new oil globally with increasing intensity in the context of the emerging digital economy.

For that reason, Danbatta explained that data had become a subject of special consideration by regimes, requiring appropriate structures and frameworks to truly tap and optimise the opportunities provided by this new order.

Danbatta noted that data centre services, no doubt, held the keys to the ultimate crystallisation of the new line of thinking within the ICT sector and by extension to the greater national economy of nations in so many ways.

“Recent developments point to the limitless treasure within this space. Africa has recently assumed a new frontier and compelling destination for global big tech players.

“Tech giants, like Google with its Equiano subsea fibre cable spanning 15,000 km from Portugal to South Africa and strategic landing points in Nigeria and Namibia, are expected to increase connectivity more than five-fold within Nigeria while creating an expected 1.6 million jobs.

“Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is equally on the threshold of launching its own subsea cable called 2Africa in 2024 to connect 16 African countries at an estimated cost of 1 billion dollars.

“It is targeted to generate close to 36 billion dollars of economic output within two to three years of operation.

“While these, no doubt, portend significant socio-economic impacts for Nigeria, they bring to the fore the debate around digital sovereignty and the need for national policy and regulatory frameworks to further localise traffic and data,” he said.

According to Danbatta, the global data centre market is worth billions of dollars, and Nigeria is well-positioned to attract a fair share of this investment.

He explained that by providing a reliable and secure environment for the services they offer within a well nurtured policy and regulatory framework, Nigeria would represent an attractive destination for more investment in data centre services and operations.

“With the commencement of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the role and critical nature of data centres become increasing overwhelming.

“This is underscored by the kind of efficiency derivable when critical resources are shared at costs far significantly smaller than the actual costs of setting up such resources from scratch,” Danbatta said.

He said this would provide a veritable platform for greater productivity for businesses and public sector entities to effectively harness the opportunities to be unlocked from the estimated 1.2 trillion dollars latent treasure within the AfCFTA block through its 1.3 billion people.

In his remark, the Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Data Centre Ltd., Ikechukwu Nnamani, said: “If we look at other parametres

Nigeria should be at the fore front of data centre industry in Africa.

“Unfortunately we are lagging behind and surprisingly African countries like South Africa and Egypt are way ahead of Nigeria.

He explained that from the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) point, broadband connectivity, and in terms of mobile subscription, Nigeria had significantly lower figures than other African countries.

Nnamani stressed the need for Nigeria to be put in its rightful position as the giant of Africa, not just in terms of population, but also in the area of quality of life of citizens, GDP and the digital benefits.

Also speaking , Bukola Olanrewaju, the convener of TSSF stressed the pivotal role data centres played in the digital era, saying beyond data storage and accessibility, they underpinned the digital world, fuelling economic growth, environmental sustainability and data security.

Olanrewaju said currently, there were only 86 colocation data centres in 15 African countries, with the majority concentrated in the big four African countries, which included South -Africa , Egypt, Nigeria and Kenya.

She said according to Allied Market Research, the global data centre market was valued at 187.35 billion dollars in 2020 and was anticipated to reach 517.17 billion by 2030.

According to Olanrewaju, data centres, alongside fibre optic broadband expansion and telecom towers, are poised to become the new backbone of Africa’s economic growth. (

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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NGO to reduce maternal mortality by 5% by December 2023

The Maternal Reproductive Health Research (MRHR) Collective, an NGO, says that its programme, campaigns and financial support for women,will reduce maternal mortality rate in Nigeria by five per cent by December 2023.

Prof. Bosede Afolabi, Chairperson, MRHR Collective, made this known at a news conference organised by the organisation on Thursday in Lagos.

Afolabi said that MRHR Collective campaigns tagged “Women For Her” targets to save the lives of 5,000 pregnant women at the rural communities, by ensuring that they do not die at child birth.

She said the objective was to reduce maternal mortality in Nigeria by five per cent between October and December 2023.

She explained that the organisation planned to achieve the target by ensuring that the indigent women have access to quality healthcare, received the needed information and give birth under a safe and skilled care environment.

According to her, MRHR Collective campaigns will provide health financing support for institutional interventions and care delivery at the grassroots to the women using traditional and innovative finance vehicles in partnership with public, private and development sector.

She decried that Nigeria had the highest number of women dying at child birth, saying that the country contributed to 30 per cent of the global maternal mortality.

She said,l: “Maternal mortality occurs in the urban areas but it is more common in the rural communities where access to healthcare is usually a challenge.

“We believed that part of the causes is that most women are not well informed.

“So, awareness is key and that’s why part of our programme centered on awareness campaigns to ensure that women have access to the needed information and care before, during and after pregnancy.

“The targeted 5,000 indigent pregnant women will be picked from the rural communities, registered in healthcare facilities and ensured that they give birth under a safe, secured and skilled healthcare”.

Speaking, Mrs Temitayo Etomi, Board Member, MRHR Collective, said that the ‘Women For Her’ campaign aimed at raising N100 million that would go into savings 5,000 Nigerian women from maternal mortality.

According to her, statistics shows that 82,000 women died in 2020 at childbirth, saying that the goal is to put an end to the trend because maternal mortality can totally be prevented.

She explained that part of the activities to inaugurate the campaign was the grand finale – ‘maternal health walk’ scheduled for Oct. 28, where every participant will register with the sum of N20,000.

“Statistics shows that it cost N20, 000 to have a safe delivery free from maternal mortality.

“So, if a person registers for the maternal health walk with N20,000, it means that such individual has succeeded in saving one pregnant woman from maternal mortality.

“And if 5,000 pregnant women are saved from dying at child birth between October to December, that will translate to reducing the maternal mortality by five per cent,” Etomi said.

Prof. Abidoye Gbadegesin, Chairman, Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), Lagos Chapter, identified primary postpartum hemorrhage as major causative factor of maternal mortality.

Gbadegesin said that bleeding (hemorrhage) after child birth and other birth complications contributed to a greater percentage of maternal mortality in Nigeria.

According to him, poverty and lack of access to quality healthcare, long trekking during labour to health facilities, lack of adequate preparation for delivery among others can cause a woman to die during delivery.

Gbadegesin, who applauded the Initiative, reiterated readiness of the Society to partner any organisation on programmes to reduce maternal mortality, which he said was high at five digits in Nigeria while other countries were dealing with a single digit.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria