NATION’S TOP TEN CONSUMER COMPLAINTS

Phony IRS Agents and Other Imposter Scams Tops the List of
Fastest-Growing Complaints
Phony IRS agents and other imposter scams topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year, according to the latest report from the annual survey conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection …
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10 Things That Drive American Consumers Crazy

A new survey of American consumers shows that complaints about auto and home repairs are still at the top of the list when it comes to buyer headaches, but a relatively insidious problem has been identified as the fastest-growing issue: fraudsters tricking people out of their hard-earned money.
The impostor scams that swept the country in 2015 brought the greatest increase in …
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Disgruntled Dodge Journey Owners Crush SUV with a Tank

A disgruntled Australian couple used a tank to crush their unreliable and trouble-wrought Dodge Journey. Thankfully, they captured it on video, so we can witness the glorious vehicular carnage. The couple, named Joe and Kate, say they’ve been fighting Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Australian arm for three years in the belief that their Journey qualified as a lemon. According to the …
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Australian consumer activists destroy a Dodge Journey with a tank

An Australian couple held an event where they crushed their unreliable and frustrating Dodge Journey with a retired army tank.
According to Drive, Kate and Joe Masters owned an infuriating 2010 Dodge Journey that they claim was plagued by mechanical and electrical issues. After numerous failed attempts on their part to get the issues fixed by Fiat Chrysler and Dodge Australia, the …
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Sahara Foundation to ‘Groom Film Extrapreneurs with Kunle Afolayan’

Sahara Foundation’s extrapreneurship initiative provides a hub for budding film makers to work with Nigerian film producer and director, Kunle Afolayan.

LAGOS, LAGOS, NIGERIA, July 1, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sahara Foundation has flagged off its extrapreneurship initiative with a competition designed to provide a hub for budding film makers to express their skills under the tutelage of ace Nigerian film producer and director, Kunle Afolayan.

This competition is the first in a series of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of Sahara Group, a leading African energy conglomerate with operations across four continents.
Tagged “Grooming Film Extrapreneurs with Kunle Afolayan,” the platform seeks to connect young film makers with stakeholders that can help hone their skills to enhance productivity, excellence and sustainability in their careers. The initiative is the maiden project under the Extrapreneurship Framework which is being driven by Sahara Foundation, the corporate responsibility vehicle of Sahara Group.

The competition which runs from July 1st 2016 to July 25th 2016 will require young film makers in Nigeria to channel their creativity into celebrating entrepreneurship in Nigeria by shooting a 15-minute documentary that captures entrepreneurs at work across the nation.
The theme of the documentary is: ‘My Nigeria, My Platform…Nigeria through an entrepreneur’s eyes.’ Whilst the documentaries will help shape a positive narrative about Nigeria – one that captures our enterprise and productivity as a people – Sahara Foundation hopes that they would create a hub of shared creativity and thinking in the film industry that will promote and sustain growth.

Speaking at the event, Managing Director, Sahara Group, Anthony Youdeowei, said the company believes the initiative would help birth success stories that will transform the economic landscape of Nigeria and Africa through the Arts. “This project is an opportunity for Sahara to contribute to socio-economic growth in Nigeria where we have had the opportunity of growing the Sahara Brand for 20 years. At Sahara, we are passionate about Nigeria and believe that the initiative will help shape a narrative of Nigeria that captures our enterprise and productivity as a people,” Youdeowei said.

Also speaking on the project, Kunle Afolayan said he was delighted to collaborate with Sahara on the initiative, adding “it has been my lifelong dream to play a role in moulding aspiring film makers and this project with Sahara is the ideal platform that might just produce the next big thing in Nigeria’s movie sector.”
The 15-minute documentaries are expected to highlight the story of Nigerian entrepreneurs, with a focus on how their activities are providing sustainable solutions, creating employment and promoting socio-economic development in the nation.

The documentaries will be screened by the multiple award-winning Kunle Afolayan and the overall winner will undergo a mentorship programme with the leading film producer and director for six (6) months.
Describing the format of the competition, Afolayan indicated that “we will be expecting entries from young film makers across Nigeria, which will be whittled down to a shortlist of 20, a number that is commemorative of Sahara’s 20th anniversary. These 20 entries will then go on to the final stage from where a winner will be selected”. He also added that filmmakers interested in the project must not be more than 35years old.

“At the end of the training period, I expect that the overall winner would have improved on overall film making capability, style of storytelling, subject matter interpretation, audio and visual quality, aesthetics as well as understanding of the perspective of a story. More important, the winner will also learn the commercial side of film making so that he or she is not just a good film maker, but also be a wealthy film maker.”
Kunle Afolayan gained international reputation after Irapada, his 2006 Nigerian supernatural thriller film, won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Film in an African Language. He has produced other award winning movies such as October 1, The Figurine, Phone Swap and The CEO.
For more details on the project, please click here http://www.sahara-group.com/docs/extrapreneurship2016_rules.pdf

ABOUT SAHARA
Sahara Group is a leading privately owned African Energy and Infrastructure Conglomerate with operating entities active in the Power, Downstream, Midstream, Upstream and Infrastructure sectors. Sahara currently has its operations in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and continues to explore new frontiers to replicate its passion for seeking creative, cleaner and sustainable ways of being the provider of choice wherever energy is consumed. The Group is a member of the World Economic Forum community – Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) and collaborates with global, regional and national organisations to promote sustainable development and transparency in business.

Check Sahara’s TVC at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu9hhEQCi3w

Sahara Foundation: Transforming Lives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZdny8MJR2Q

Please see additional information at http://www.sahara-group.com.

Bethel Obioma
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