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Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo writes a new page in its history
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Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo writes a new page in its history

In the centre of Monaco, the area around Place du Casino has undergone a huge transformation, giving rise to a new Monte Carlo – with the world-renowned, iconic Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo at its heart. This metamorphosis is aimed at giving an even greater sense of definition to Franaçois Blanc’s dream of “a hotel that surpasses everything created up to now” and of perpetuating the legend in the 21st century. A magical hotel at the forefront of the luxury hotel sector Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo was built in 1864 on the arid Plateau des Spélugues, when Monte-Carlo was barely taking shape. Thanks to support from Prince Charles III and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer et du Cercle des Etrangers, the billionaire François Blanc took a big gamble and decided to entirely change an area ...
At Urban Shelter, Every Project Offers Chance To Change Lives, Bring Peace Of Mind – Saadiya Aminu
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At Urban Shelter, Every Project Offers Chance To Change Lives, Bring Peace Of Mind – Saadiya Aminu

Urban Shelter Limited (USL) is redefining the real estate sector with a culture dedicated to service, finding opportunities and creating value. USL, a property development company, with headquarter in Abuja, Nigeria, has 3 decades of experience in property development and management. The company is driven to make itself a household name in the country and Africa as a whole. Urban Shelter has to its advantage an immense reserve of resources, both financial and human capacity, which gives the company the ability to deliver projects effectively. USL has developed and managed properties for individuals, corporate organizations, state and federal government establishments, while strategically consolidating its activities across Nigeria, Ghana, UAE and the entire West African sub-region. The...
Aisha Salisu: Exquisite journey of an oil magnate
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Aisha Salisu: Exquisite journey of an oil magnate

The oil and gas industry in Nigeria has been a male-dominated industry since oil was discovered in Nigeria in 1956. Among the magnates and giants in the industry is this iconic most woman from northern Nigeria who has proven she can survive in a male-dominated environment. It is a cultural norm that the average northern woman is known to be conservative and often too restricted to venture into a complex industry as oil and gas, but Aisha Salisu has been blazing the trail and breaking new grounds in this uncertain path. In her words “There should be more room and encouragement for women in Nigeria to come and shatter glass ceilings in the oil industry,” perhaps we will indeed see that become a reality as she stands out with impeccable records of achievements. Aisha Salisu is the CEO...
Integrity, Commitment, Remain Key To Success, Says Dr. Dauda Lawal As He Covers PLEASURES MAGAZINE Sept/Oct 2020 Issue
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Integrity, Commitment, Remain Key To Success, Says Dr. Dauda Lawal As He Covers PLEASURES MAGAZINE Sept/Oct 2020 Issue

Trust and integrity are the two most important ethical traits in the corporate world. When surveyed, employees, middle managers and executives typically cite these two concepts as important to their overall view of the company, their job and their commitment to compliance with the company’s code of conduct. For Nigerian foremost banker, financial analyst and politician Dr. Dauda Lawal who was featured on the cover of the September/October 2020 edition of PLEASURES Magazine, he simply said the key to achieving greatness individually and collectively as a nation is to have a good reputation which shows your true character. “This is one of most inspiring entrepreneurial features of the year for Pleasures Magazine. If even one young African reads it and is inspired, the goal of the magaz...
We Are Resolute on Creating Affordable Housing For All , Says Pennek Group CEO, Kennedy Nnadi
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We Are Resolute on Creating Affordable Housing For All , Says Pennek Group CEO, Kennedy Nnadi

The Founder/CEO Pennek Group, Kennedy Nnadi speaks extensively on the renewed commitment of his firm aimed at providing affordable housing and respite for all Nigerians. The need for affordable and qualitative housing has always been a serious concern for most Nigerians, however, considering the bottlenecks in property acquisition, Pennek Nigeria Limited, a leading real estate company in Lagos has changed the dynamics of the industry and eliminated the bottlenecks in achieving such a feat via creating real estate investment opportunities for individuals and organisations. Nnadi spoke to PLEASURES MAGAZINE. Meet Kennedy Nnadi Nnadi is a man with many aspirations and believes some of them have been achieved and some are yet to be. His greatest dream is to provide free and affordable s...
Precious Adaobi Okechukwu: 25-year-old Redefining The Real Estate Business
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Precious Adaobi Okechukwu: 25-year-old Redefining The Real Estate Business

Someone once said, “Setting goals is turning the invisible into the visible.” But being totally in love with your goals is one of the most beautiful things any human can do for his/her self. Precious Okechukwu, the Chief Executive Officer, HAV’I-LAH Real Estate Worldwide is one woman, who loves her dream and allows her passion to shine through it unapologetically. At 25 years old she has become a major player in the real estate business, and a voice to reckon with in the real estate industry. With a revolutionary real estate company, the CEO HAV’I-LAH Real Estate Worldwide said she has been very assertive in the male-dominated industry and opined that it’s high time Nigerians change the conventional ways of doing real estate business to avoid incidences of building collapse, as witnesse...
AVILA NATURALLE: Inspiring a Healthier and Happier World through Natural Products
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AVILA NATURALLE: Inspiring a Healthier and Happier World through Natural Products

Mrs Temitope Mayegun is the CEO of Avila Naturalle Ltd, manufacturer of natural body care, foods and household brands, which combine a dynamic distribution network with a retail strategy as well as e-commerce with focus on encouraging the usage of natural, safe and quality products. In this interview with PLEASURES Magazine, Mrs Mayegun discussed the company’s commitment to enrich lives and inspire a healthier and happier world by offering natural skincare solutions that deliver healthier, radiant, and glowing skin. The company is out to address the challenge of low esteem associated with the skin type and complexion by promoting naturally healthy and glowing skin using truly natural and safe products. Temitope Mayegun in brief Temitope Mayegun is the CEO of Avila Natural Limited, a le...
How the next WTO chief will be chosen and the task ahead
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How the next WTO chief will be chosen and the task ahead

Eight candidates from Mexico to Moldova are bidding to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to replace Roberto Azevedo, who steps down at the end of August. CHALLENGES The next chief would broker international trade talks in the face of widening US-China conflict, protectionism increased by the Covid-19 pandemic and pressure to reform trade rules. US President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies have upended the global trading order and presented an existential threat to the WTO. Trump has called the institution “broken” and “horrible”. Washington has blocked appointments to the WTO’s Appellate Body that settles trade disputes, which now no longer has the minimum number of judges to convene. CHOOSING THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL The candidates h...
Aramco CEO Amin Nasser honored with Kavaler Award
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Aramco CEO Amin Nasser honored with Kavaler Award

Amin Nasser, the president and CEO of Saudi Aramco, is to receive the prestigious Kavaler Award for his work in the petrochemical industry. He is the first recipient outside of Europe and North America. The award, which will be presented during a virtual ceremony this year, recognizes outstanding achievement in petrochemicals. Nasser’s honor comes during a year in which Aramco completed its milestone merger with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to create a new force in the multibillion-dollar global industry. “Nasser has made huge advances in petrochemicals with the $69bn acquisition of SABIC, the construction of mega-projects worldwide and the ongoing development of crude-to-oil technology,” said Joseph Chang, global editor of the Independent Commodity Intelligence Ser...
7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader
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7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable -- but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to honestly answer this question: Do you: a) see your team members as an aggravating necessity that you have to put up with in order to accomplish day-to-day activities and achieve goals? Or, do you: b) truly enjoy working with people on your team to meet your goals and deliverables? If you chose a), you’re probably more of a boss; if you chose b), you’re probably more of a leader. Based on my work with teams over the past 25 years -- and, of course, common sense -- I can confidently say that the teams which produce the most effective and long-lasting results are the ones directed by leaders, not bosses. So, how do you move from “boss” to...