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The Ihedioha Threat

Emeka Ihedioha does not threaten anyone’s ambition in the PDP, it is rather those outside the PDP that is threatened by the likelihood of Ihedioha’s emergence as the governorship candidate of that Party.

A political Party can be compared to a professional football team, they do not change their winning team, and when they do, they will experience a downward spiral in fortunes.

Politics is a serious business. It is not a game of emotions; it is a business in which you must plan and work to win or you lose and be left to lick your wounds. For a serious political Party, its sole business is to win power, because it is in winning power that it can implement its programs or manifestos.

The Ihedioha Threat
Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha

General perspective

If the Likud Party in Israel had been swayed by the opposition sponsored propaganda about Netanyahu holding too firmly to the Party or having served too long as the Party leader, the Party might not have returned to power in the next decade.

But because they understood that Benjamin Netanyahu is their winning magic, even with personal weak points, they stuck to him, and in a matter of days, the Likud Party will be leading a coalition of right-leaning Parties to form a government.

You may say; “well, Likud had been in power for more than a decade through Netanyahu”, but I can talk about Marie Le Pen who took over the National Rally Party from her father and has continued to grow that Party to a point where the Party is making good inroads into Elysee palace.

The Ihedioha Threat
Senator Hope Uzodinma; Executive Governor of Imo State

I can also tell you about Anwar Bin Ibrahim who led his People’s Justice Party for about two decades until a few days ago when he finally led form the government in Malaysia. 

In Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has always been a presidential candidate since 2003 when he filed his papers to contest for the presidency. He tried unsuccessfully thrice and in 2015 when a merger of opposition Parties happened, he was the easy choice of the delegates at their primaries, because he had the winning magic.

Ihedioha as a threat?

In Imo State, any ruling Party would invest anything to stop Ihedioha from clinching the gubernatorial ticket of the PDP, because they know that fielding Emeka Ihedioha as PDP’s governorship candidate goes halfway in returning the PDP to power.

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In 2019, as the leader of the major Party’s media, I had a simple strategy; “Do everything to stop Ihedioha from getting a PDP guber ticket.” When he eventually did, I told everyone close to me that it was going to be a tough battle to defeat the PDP in the governorship election.

I tactically left Samdaddy alone and prayed silently that he was elected as the PDP’s governorship candidate because I knew that he would have been an ofe nkupu for our then Action Alliance.

I am not surprised that members of the 3R media gang are copying my 2019 strategy by giving Samdaddy some tactical support and dumping all sorts of mud on Ihedioha. That’s because they know who their problem is.

The Ihedioha Threat
Senator Samuel (Samdaddy) Anyanwu; PDP National Secretary

Ihedioha is an asset

Ihedioha as a governorship candidate of PDP will be hard to defeat though the Labour Party would have taken over the federal government by that time. Imolites will not vote for just about anybody because he is of Labour Party, and the APC knows this.

That’s why they are neither focusing their fight on the numerous candidates who have indicated an interest in the governorship nor on Samdaddy who is the only other person to have shown genuine interest in challenging Ihedioha for the PDP ticket.

Ihedioha is an asset to the PDP and over the last two decades and more, he has helped in no small measure to solidify the structures of that Party in Nigeria and his brief stint as Imo governor under that Party’s platform has further enhanced the acceptability of that Party across the State.

Read Also: IHEDIOHA & IMO PDP DEFECTORS: Very Interesting Rehearsal for Gov. Uzodinma

When people talk about him holding the Party’s ticket for a record three times, that’s the kind of thing I would have written and championed against him if I was in APC, and that’s because any opposition to the PDP in Imo State would do anything and pay anything to stop the immediate past governor from being on the ballot.

  • Written by ONWUASOANYA FCC JONES

 

 

Disclaimer: “The views/contents expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of Onwuasoanya FCC Jones and do not necessarily reflect those of The World Satellite. The World Satellite will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article.”

 

 

 

The Ihedioha Threat

Emeka Ihedioha does not threaten anyone’s ambition in the PDP, it is rather those outside the PDP that is threatened by the likelihood of Ihedioha’s emergence as the governorship candidate of that Party.

A political Party can be compared to a professional football team, they do not change their winning team, and when they do, they will experience a downward spiral in fortunes.

Politics is a serious business. It is not a game of emotions; it is a business in which you must plan and work to win or you lose and be left to lick your wounds. For a serious political Party, its sole business is to win power, because it is in winning power that it can implement its programs or manifestos.

The Ihedioha Threat
Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha

General perspective

If the Likud Party in Israel had been swayed by the opposition sponsored propaganda about Netanyahu holding too firmly to the Party or having served too long as the Party leader, the Party might not have returned to power in the next decade.

But because they understood that Benjamin Netanyahu is their winning magic, even with personal weak points, they stuck to him, and in a matter of days, the Likud Party will be leading a coalition of right-leaning Parties to form a government.

You may say; “well, Likud had been in power for more than a decade through Netanyahu”, but I can talk about Marie Le Pen who took over the National Rally Party from her father and has continued to grow that Party to a point where the Party is making good inroads into Elysee palace.

The Ihedioha Threat
Senator Hope Uzodinma; Executive Governor of Imo State

I can also tell you about Anwar Bin Ibrahim who led his People’s Justice Party for about two decades until a few days ago when he finally led form the government in Malaysia. 

In Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has always been a presidential candidate since 2003 when he filed his papers to contest for the presidency. He tried unsuccessfully thrice and in 2015 when a merger of opposition Parties happened, he was the easy choice of the delegates at their primaries, because he had the winning magic.

Ihedioha as a threat?

In Imo State, any ruling Party would invest anything to stop Ihedioha from clinching the gubernatorial ticket of the PDP, because they know that fielding Emeka Ihedioha as PDP’s governorship candidate goes halfway in returning the PDP to power.

The Ihedioha Threat
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In 2019, as the leader of the major Party’s media, I had a simple strategy; “Do everything to stop Ihedioha from getting a PDP guber ticket.” When he eventually did, I told everyone close to me that it was going to be a tough battle to defeat the PDP in the governorship election.

I tactically left Samdaddy alone and prayed silently that he was elected as the PDP’s governorship candidate because I knew that he would have been an ofe nkupu for our then Action Alliance.

I am not surprised that members of the 3R media gang are copying my 2019 strategy by giving Samdaddy some tactical support and dumping all sorts of mud on Ihedioha. That’s because they know who their problem is.

The Ihedioha Threat
Senator Samuel (Samdaddy) Anyanwu; PDP National Secretary

Ihedioha is an asset

Ihedioha as a governorship candidate of PDP will be hard to defeat though the Labour Party would have taken over the federal government by that time. Imolites will not vote for just about anybody because he is of Labour Party, and the APC knows this.

That’s why they are neither focusing their fight on the numerous candidates who have indicated an interest in the governorship nor on Samdaddy who is the only other person to have shown genuine interest in challenging Ihedioha for the PDP ticket.

Ihedioha is an asset to the PDP and over the last two decades and more, he has helped in no small measure to solidify the structures of that Party in Nigeria and his brief stint as Imo governor under that Party’s platform has further enhanced the acceptability of that Party across the State.

Read Also: IHEDIOHA & IMO PDP DEFECTORS: Very Interesting Rehearsal for Gov. Uzodinma

When people talk about him holding the Party’s ticket for a record three times, that’s the kind of thing I would have written and championed against him if I was in APC, and that’s because any opposition to the PDP in Imo State would do anything and pay anything to stop the immediate past governor from being on the ballot.

  • Written by ONWUASOANYA FCC JONES

 

 

Disclaimer: “The views/contents expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of Onwuasoanya FCC Jones and do not necessarily reflect those of The World Satellite. The World Satellite will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article.”

 

 


Queen Nerita Unveiled in Simple Shades

Amb. Rita Chika Ezenwa, better known as Queen Nerita is the reigning Miss Face of Humanity (MFOH) Nigeria. The young, beautiful, vibrant, intellectually sound, and eloquent beauty queen, career model, humanitarian, and entrepreneur will represent Nigeria at the 2023 MFOH International in Canada.

Queen Nerita comes across as a plain beautiful woman who has strived to break free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that often drag most individual youths from achieving their dreams. She hails from Abia state, Nigeria, and has a Degree in Economics from the ISM Adonai University in Cotonou, Republic of Benin.

Queen Nerita is one beauty queen that has continued to respond figuratively toward supporting children, especially the underprivileged in society. As such, she has been described by many as a symbol of hope, with an adorable sense of belonging and respect for humanity.

Queen Nerita Unveiled in Simple Shades
Rita Chika Ezenwa (Queen Nerita); Miss Face of Humanity Nigeria will represent Nigeria at The Miss Face of Humanity International next year in Canada

Queen Nerita: Passion and Strides

Very assiduous, focused, and result-oriented, Queen Nerita joined the modeling industry in 2014 and has steadily progressed in Pageantries, Runways, and Commercial Modeling.

Before becoming the Miss Face of Humanity Nigeria, she participated in and won several other pageant crowns such as the Most Beautiful Girl Abuja in 2016 and Queen of Aso International in 2019.

Equally, she has walked on runways for Runway 3 in Abuja, Oyami Fashion Show in Benin republic, and others numerous to mention, just as she has done commercial shoots for brands such as Elsas, the Michelle brand, and Shushi.

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In 2018 she was unveiled as the face of one of the fastest and biggest perfume brands in Nigeria; Sapphire Scent and Sapphire Time.

As an entrepreneur, Queen Nerita owns an online store known as Nerita Luxury, wherein she produces and sells Bedding sets, Duvet, Throw Pillows, Souvenirs and Night wears.

Also, a certified interior decorator and designer, whose company; Nerita Homes & Interiors provide unique interiors for both residential and commercial space.

Queen Nerita Unveiled in Simple Shades
Queen Nerita: Beauty Queen, Humanitarian, Model, and Entrepreneur

Queen Nerita and her Humanitarian Engagements

Ambitious, optimistic, and goal-driven, the light-skinned beauty queen, out of her passion to reach more people with her humanitarian campaign, founded an NGO; Nery Developmental Initiative in April 2022.

Besides, her humanitarian engagements came to the limelight when she became the Queen of Aso International in 2019. Over the years, she has been unconditionally dedicated to her vision of getting infants out of the street and giving them a better reason for living.

She has initiated several projects and advocacies to provide care for children suffering from altruism, out-of-school kids, and charity visits to IDP camps where she and her team provided foodstuffs, clothes, etc. More so she partnered with NAPTIP to organize a Kick-Against-Rape project in addition to a back-to-school project.

Queen Nerita Unveiled in Simple Shades
Queen Nerita’s advocacy mantra is Her advocacy is “Equality for all through Education”.

Inspiration and Aspirations

Beyond the God-given factor, her inspiration comes from life experiences. she grew up in a very unsure background. So, having seen the downside of life, she decided to do better, and change her story. This inspires her a lot as she wakes up every morning desiring to be a better version of herself.

Thus, she hopes to use the MFOH platform to become a better version of herself and fight more for social inclusion for kids living with disabilities, special needs, women and youth empowerment, peace, and sustainable development.

Read Also: Queen Nerita Vows to Fight for More Social Inclusion

Queen Nerita at A Glance:

Queen Nerita Unveiled in Simple Shades
Rita Chika Ezenwa (Queen Nerita): Beauty Queen with an adorable sense of belonging and respect for humanity

Name:                   Rita Chika Ezenwa

Screen Credit:         Queen Nerita

Location:                    Abuja

Instagram:                @its_nerita

Facebook:      Ezenwa Nerita Ojiugo

Twitter:                      @cherryneta

Height:                       5.10

Waist:                         26

Hips:                           36

Bust:                           34

Hobbies:        Reading, Cooking,    Traveling

  • Written by Ken Gbados 

 

 

 


Imo PDP and Attempted ‘Gulakization’

I wouldn’t have been interested in the drama playing out in the Imo PDP as it concerns their Presidential Campaign Council list, because even if the most loved Imo man in history like Dee Sam Mbakwe is brought back to life today to lead a presidential campaign for any other person but Peter Obi, that campaign would still be a major flop.

Every true Nigerian who wishes for anything good to come to Nigeria has made up his mind on voting for Peter Obi. My interest in the PDP Presidential Campaign in Imo State is basically to advocate for some kind of integrity in politics.

People shouldn’t try to reap where they did not sow, and politicians shouldn’t approach politicking as an extension of their 419 backgrounds.

Imo PDP; Samdaddy and Ihedioha

Senator Samdaddy’s belief that he could snatch the Imo PDP structure from those who laboured to sustain the Party all these years, even when it didn’t seem there was anything left to be fought for in the Party, shows him off as a faithless and highly dishonest political leader.

Imo PDP and Attempted ‘Gulakization’
Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha

He is also an opportunist, who probably had made some fortuitous inroads into political relevance, and believes that political leadership is merely a game of luck rather than of hard and intentional work and investments.

Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha may not be my best of friends, and I do not even belong to the same political Party as him, but it would amount to rewarding indolence, dishonesty, and double-dealership for Samdaddy to be allowed to sneak his way into the PDP governorship candidacy.

Multiple shreds of evidence show that he neither worked for the Party’s success in the 2019 elections nor supported the Party after it was booted out of power most controversially in 2020.

If there is anywhere the Amaimo-born politician should be staking a strong claim to, it is in the APC, particularly, within the Camphone faction of that Party, because that’s where he made his major investments.

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Imo PDP PCC is a footnote to 2023 Governorship Primaries

The fallout of the Imo PDP PCC inauguration or unveiling should be a foretaste of what the March 2023 governorship primaries of the PDP will look like.

Samdaddy will certainly want to use his office as the Party’s National Secretary to smuggle in names of his lackeys as delegates and committee members, but the real owners of that Party in Imo State will resist him.

As they did during the primaries earlier this year, they are sure to triumph, unless the Party wants to be swept off by the APC and LP in the main election.

The truth is that any governorship candidate that emerges from the PDP outside the endorsement and support of the caliber of officials who are in charge of the PDP in Imo State, will not stand the slightest chance of winning the governorship election in Imo State.

Imo PDP and Attempted ‘Gulakization’
Senator Samuel (Samdaddy) Anyanwu; PDP National Secretary

This is not calling the 2023 governorship election for the PDP, no matter whom they present, but it is without a doubt that a PDP candidate produced by the real PDP leadership in the State will have a very good chance at reclaiming the Imo governorship seat.

Watching the video of the press conference purportedly called by Imo PDP Stakeholders to disown the PCC list, you would know that the Samdaddy camp is empty and toothless.

Apart from Hon. Ngozi Ogbu whose continued relevance in Imo politics after his stint at the Imo House of Assembly was sustained by Chief Ihedioha, there is no other person of political quality in that video.

The makeup of that purported PDP Stakeholders group buried whatever hope anyone might have that there will be real competition for the PDP governorship ticket in 2023.

Read Also: INEC TIMETABLE: Ten Things That Will Happen In Imo State

Samdaddy should reconcile with his Party or be bold enough to make his affiliation with the APC formal, instead of wasting his time in trying to reinvent the Gulakization of Imo politics in the PDP.

  • Written by ONWUASOANYA FCC JONES

 

 

Disclaimer: “The views/contents expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of Onwuasoanya FCC Jones and do not necessarily reflect those of The World Satellite. The World Satellite will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article.”

 


AIRA: Unravelling the Brand

Abimbola Islamiat Ruth Abayomi known as AIRA going by the acronym of her name is an enigma of sorts. Her career as a creative and multi-gifted Ex-Beauty Queen, Red Carpet, and Reality TV Show has been on the rise, and is seen as a name to be reckoned with.

The model and lover of the screen hails from Lagos state, Nigeria, and has a Degree in English Studies from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State where she co-founded a spoken word group (Word Phantoms).

The core interest of the brand, AIRA is to improve the terms of participation in society, particularly for disadvantaged people, through enhancing opportunities, access to resources, voice, and respect for rights.

AIRA: Unravelling the Brand
AIRA (Abimbola Islamiat Ruth Abayomi); Ex-Beauty Queen, Red Carpet, and Reality TV Show Host;

AIRA the Brand: Passion and Strides

Since her venture into the media industry, she has gone from hosting top celebrities in Nigeria to exclusive red-carpet moments in several top mega-events. She has also hosted top-rising reality TV shows and pageants too numerous to mention.

The diva is the creator of ‘Bluehearts by Messenger Network’, which is a platform based on the principles of humanity, committed to simplifying human rights and helping build a more conscious, active, patriotic, and committed citizen of her country.

As a model, AIRA has walked the runway of Port Harcourt Fashion and Design Week and African Fashion Week Nigeria.

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At the 2021 edition of the Nigerian Queen beauty pageant, AIRA emerged winner and was crowned the 13th Nigerian Queen, making history as the first Nigerian Queen from the western region of Nigeria.

AIRA and Social Inclusion Engagements 

Perhaps, the stunning diva’s reign as the 13th Nigerian Queen could be described as most focused and engaging in terms of the desire to promote charity, peace, sociocultural integration, youth empowerment, tourism, investment, and sustainable development in Nigeria.

Acknowledging the fact that the Nigerian Queen beauty pageant is not just about the funfair of crowning beauty queens, the beautiful and modest AIRA used the platform at discovering and encouraging talented youths in Nigeria to participate effectively in championing sociocultural developments in Nigeria.

AIRA: Unravelling the Brand
AIRA (Abimbola Islamiat Ruth Abayomi) was crowned the 13th Nigerian Queen at the 2021 edition of the Nigerian Queen beauty pageant held in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Having discovered that the biggest problem facing young people is an identity crisis, she believes stems from the world being a global village and the quest to find a path for oneself within reality and what is obtainable globally, the resilient AIRA came up with the Social Inclusion Project.

AIRA’s social inclusion project focuses on the at-risk youths in society that aimed to enlighten underserved youths and those at the grassroots level on how they are also important parts of their society and how their decisions in life affect society, not just them.

Not too long ago, in a chat, the assiduous AIRA revealed to The World Satellite that her Social Inclusion Projects, featured health checks, job opportunities, and skill acquisition classes at two local government areas.

AIRA: Unravelling the Brand
Queen AIRA (Abimbola Islamiat Ruth Abayomi), Abimbola Abayomi during the Eghe Idimu LCDA social inclusion Outreach in Lagos

She further stated that with the help of the local government she reached over 500youths at both LCDAs, created employment opportunities as well as provided youths with skill acquisition opportunities so they can be better contributors to their society.

Additionally, she had other impactful projects like school and foundation visits to inspire and motivate kids. More so she partnered with the Initiative for Inclusive dialogue (IIDN) to give grants to young people who are actively working to create a better environment for us all.

AIRA and Green Lotto Partnership

In July 2022, while still reigning as the 13th Nigerian Queen, BRENTWOOD Multiservice Global Services Limited (BMGL), owners of Green Lotto, announced Queen AIRA (Abimbola Abayomi), as the brand ambassador of its recently launched *566*25# code.

AIRA: Unravelling the Brand
AIRA (Abimbola Islamiat Ruth Abayomi); Green Lotto Ambassador and Social Inclusion Advocate

Speaking at the unveiling event, in Lagos, the General Manager, Sales, and Marketing; Mr. Charles Akhenamen explained that the choice of AIRA was in tandem with the company’s purpose of promoting national unity by channeling the ambition, passion, and hope of Nigerians.

Green Lotto, a gaming company that prides itself as the No.1 Lotto brand in Nigeria would go on to partner with AIRA along with Odi Olowo / Ojuwoye LCDA in the Ilupeju area of Lagos, to create employment and empowerment opportunities for youths in the local council area.

Inspiration and Aspirations

Currently, Abimbola Abayomi is focused on building AIRA as a brand beyond the crown. In this, she is doing more work in public speaking. One of her highlights so far was being a speaker at tedxLasu where she spoke on the topic “the dangers of self-love”. She hopes to grow more in that field, sharing ideas, learning, and growing

AIRA: Unravelling the Brand
AIRA (Abimbola Islamiat Ruth Abayomi); Creative and Multi-talented Fashion Lover and Screen Diva

Again, creating content that inspires and pushes people beyond their comfort zone, through the use of words, reviews, stories, and her online platform @bluehearts.mn

She aspires to make her ‘Bluehearts by Messenger Network’ a leading platform that drives social change, in areas of inclusion and availability of opportunities, using dialogue, media, charity, and promoting a global ideal tailored to the Nigerian reality.

Read Also: Abimbola Abayomi and the Social Inclusion Project

‘AIRA the Brand’ at A Glance:

AIRA: Unravelling the Brand
AIRA the Brand

 

Name:          Abimbola Islamiat Ruth Abayomi

Screen Credit:       AIRA

Location:                  Lagos

Instagram:               @abimbolaabayomi_ir

Facebook:                  Abimbola Abayomi

Twitter:                      @doitwithaira

Height:                        5.11

Waist:                          26

Hip:                               39

Bust:                              34

Size:                              8

Hobbies:           Reading, traveling, swimming

 

 

 

 

 

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Soludo Rather Confirmed Obi Invested Anambra Money Well

While appearing on television yesterday evening, the current governor of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo made a comment that is understood to be about the multibillion Naira and multimillion-dollar investments and savings made by Mr. Peter Obi when he was governor of Anambra State.

Governor Soludo said that those investments are “now worth close to nothing”. This statement from Soludo is not an attack on Peter Obi but a validation of the Agulu-born multibillionaire’s prudence in the management of Anambra’s resources.

Soludo would have been called to question if he had claimed that Peter Obi didn’t make any investments. Peter Obi made good and well-thought-out investments, but, like some fortunate children whose parents bequeathed good fortunes, Obi’s successor descended on this investment and made mincemeat of it.

Soludo Rather Confirmed Obi Invested Anambra Money Well
Peter Obi; Presidential Candidate of the Labour party

He enjoyed himself with the piles of money he inherited and unlike most of his contemporaries who inherited State accounts in red, Obiano came upon billions of Naira in cash with no single debt to service. That would have been a solid ground to build upon and take Anambra to greater heights, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

Those who are mischievous enough to blame Peter Obi for supporting Obiano as his successor are not being fair to themselves. Peter Obi is a human being; he couldn’t have had any talent for deconstructing the new fantasies of the man he partly groomed in the bank.

Probably, because the man came about bad associations. Peter Obi also didn’t disturb his successor, he allowed him to run his government however he deemed fit.

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I thank Governor Chukwuma Soludo for this affirmation and I urge Nigerians to vote for the man who will invest their money rightly and not the man who will squander it.

It is one thing to invest and another thing to manage the investment. For instance, I know a man whose father left hundreds of millions of Naira worth of investments for, but the young man squandered these investments and is looking worse than some of us who were not fortunate to get even a pin from our fathers.

Read Also: Soludo on Peter Obi: A Professorial Diarrhea

That the man whom I will like to call Chukwuma squandered his father’s beautiful investments which included landed properties, shares, etc, doesn’t mean that the father made a bad investment, but it rather shows that the son, his successor was a bad manager or even an efulefu.

  • Written by ONWUASOANYA FCC JONES

 

Disclaimer: “The views/contents expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of Onwuasoanya FCC Jones and do not necessarily reflect those of The World Satellite. The World Satellite will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article.”


IMO WEST: Why Labour Party Will Win

Early yesterday evening, someone drew my attention to what appears to be a purported investigation into the chances of the candidates for the Imo West Senatorial District as a planted piece of news in a local tabloid.

That sponsored piece of journalistic garbage was aimed at downplaying the surging popularity of the Labour Party’s candidate for Imo West Senatorial District by faltering and jittering candidates of the two opposition parties in the Orlu zone.

In that fiction passed off as a report, the writer, apparently dwelling in past political realities, struggled to present imaginary assumptions as realistic analyses of the state of political awareness in Southeast’s second-largest senatorial district.

IMO WEST: Why Labour Party Will Win
Charles Ahize; Candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 Imo West senatorial election

The writer, being smart by half, tried to reduce the Labour Party to the level of a largely unknown NRM; a Party I do not think has a Senatorial candidate in the Orlu zone.

The Labour Party still has some work to do to sustain the gains it has recorded with its extensive grassroots reactivation and the presence of Mr Peter Obi as its presidential candidate, but no objective newshound or researcher would fail to place the Labour Party as the Party to beat in Orlu zone.

Charles Ahize‘s long-standing affinity with communities across Imo West and his underreported philanthropic works over the last thirty years would automatically place the Labour Party at the frontline of the contest even without serious campaigns conducted.

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The automobile dealer has the advantage of name recognition in most of the LGAs in Imo West. The Labour Party in Imo West also boasts of a hybrid political makeup, with formidable grassroots mobilizers from different political parties and political families united behind the Party.

For a good number of political old horses who are disenchanted with the state of political affairs in Imo West, Labour Party provides a good vehicle for them to effectively relaunch themselves and reassert their political prowess.

Also, a good number of upcoming politicians, those that may be described as Generation Z are more inclined towards the Labour Party.

IMO WEST: Why Labour Party Will Win
Peter Obi; Presidential Candidate of the Labour party

Elections are very dynamic political processes, and it is only a neophyte that would call an election outcome four clear months before election day, but if we must go along with the lousy fiction of that local soft-sale, then, the most accurate headline would have read something like; LP LEAVES PDP, APC GASPING, AS AHIZE CRUISES TO VICTORY.

Read Also: INEC TIMETABLE: Ten Things That Will Happen In Imo State

Certainly, the Labour Party will need to increase the tempo of its campaign and mobilization efforts to ensure that the winning target of 80% of votes cast is not only met, but possibly surpassed.

  • Written by ONWUASOANYA FCC JONES

 

Disclaimer: “The views/contents expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of Onwuasoanya FCC Jones and do not necessarily reflect those of The World Satellite. The World Satellite will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article.”

 


Happiness Eric: A Rising Profile

Happiness Eric is an outgoing, confident, and likable personality who is providing a public voice and face to a range of shows as a Red Carpet, and TV Show Host.

Since her venture into the media industry, she has gone from hosting top celebrities in Nigeria to exclusive red-carpet moments in several top mega events in Abuja.

The ambitious broadcast presenter hails from Kogi state, Nigeria, and has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.

Her Passion and Strides

Happiness Eric is an entertainment enthusiast and a lover of the screen whose career as a host has risen to become a name to be reckoned with.

Happiness Eric: A Rising Profile
Happiness Eric: TV Personality, Content Creator, Red Carpet/Event Host

Talking music, movies, sports, etc gives her great satisfaction and has for the last 7 years mastered her art as a Red Carpet, and TV Show Host.

Her first break into the industry was at Silverbirds Galleria in Abuja and most significant for her. This is because it was her first time and she was taken unawares without any form of rehearsal or cue card. She was asked to attend an event and getting there she was handed the Mic.

Out of zeal and determination, she picked up very fast. Since then, she has had a series of red-carpet coverage here in Abuja, from movie premiers to comedy and event shows.

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She also had a talk show on Viewer TV called “STARDOMBLUES”; a show where celebrities come to share most of their inspirational experiences in their respective careers. She hopes to delve into politics and current affairs.

Happiness Eric and Her Aspiration

Happiness Eric who is passionate about TV and Media aspires to own a media empire and contribute to making the industry more dynamic. She hopes to establish one of the biggest TV stations in Africa. Though, being inspired by the likes of Mo Abudu, Kemi Adetiba, Christiane Amanpour, Ellen, and Oprah Winfrey she is working assiduously to be better than them.

Given her passion, and enthusiasm, Happiness Eric could best be described as a perfect example of a youth persona who is breaking free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that usually drag behind, most individual youths from achieving their dreams. She is therefore The World Satellite Ambassador of The Week!

Happiness Eric: A Rising Profile
The World Satellite Ambassador of The Week (www.theworldsatellite.com): HAPPINESS ERIC

Happiness Eric at A Glance:

Location:     Abuja

Instagram: @iamhappinesseric

Facebook:   Happiness Eric

Twitter:        @pearlddiva

Height:          5.6

Waist:            28

Hip:                40

Bust:              36

Hobbies:     Dancing, Cooking, Traveling

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Evaluating Anti-Corruption War Under President Buhari

It is very amusing to hear people try to denigrate the achievements of the anti-corruption war under President Muhammadu Buhari. But facts are stubborn things. The more you try to deny or condemn them, the bolder they stare at you in the face. Boldly, even rudely.

President Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) have had three guiding principles in running the nation since 2015: we will secure the country, revive the economy, and fight corruption.

Analyzing three guiding principles of the Buhari Administration

The government has done its level best in the three areas it set out for itself. With the way the country was in 2014, nobody could be sure that Nigeria would still be on the map of the world by now. But here we are. Trudging on. The job is not fully done, but it is being done, and Nigeria is there, united, and steady.

Evaluating Anti-Corruption War Under President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

The economy is a big challenge and has always been. But you know one thing? We have always talked of a mono-economy, anchored on oil. Whenever oil prices crash in the international market, the Nigerian economy simply crashes with it.

But then came Buhari, who redirected our priorities towards agriculture, ICT, taxation, and the like. The result? Oil is now a negligible part of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). But where permanent critics of anything good vent plenty of spleen is the anti-corruption war, which they try to dismiss as ineffective.

Are there more corrupt people under the APC Government?

I felt sad watching a lawyer I respected so much talking on television early this week, and claiming that there are more corrupt people in the country today than we had under 16 years of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administration. A sweeping statement that was empirical in no way.

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The lawyer used to be with APC. Brilliant, dogged, and committed, one of my favorites on TV. But after the presidential primaries of the party and the emergence of a Muslim-Muslim ticket, he decamped to the PDP and became a spokesman for Atiku Abubakar. Fine.

We can always change positions on certain fundamental things in life, depending on the exigencies of the moment. But to throw overboard all that you had believed in, and robustly defended, is rather unconscionable. Someone who had always defended the anti-corruption war now claims there are more corrupt people under the APC.

The interviewer would not let him go scot-free. He was asked to put a figure to it, in terms of certified corrupt people. And our normally suave friend began to ramble, going into labyrinthine arguments that ended up tying him completely into a web.

Evaluating Anti-Corruption War Under President Buhari
Femi Adesina; Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari

He looked pathetic at the end of it all, and my heart went out to him. Yes, you can defend your new boss without repudiating all that you had stood for in the very recent past. It does your reputation no good.

The Facts of President Buhari’s Anti-corruption war

One of the ways you measure the success of the anti-corruption war is the number of convictions you have recorded. And this has been incremental since 2016. There are many agencies involved in the war, but let’s just take the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In 2016, the EFCC recorded 195 convictions for different economic crimes. The following year, the figure dropped slightly to 189. But in 2018, it shot up astronomically to 312, and there has been no looking back.

The year 2019 saw the anti-graft agency successfully prosecuting 1,280 people, followed by 976 in 2020. In 2021, the figure was 2,220.

Evaluating Anti-Corruption War Under President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Executive Chairman of EFCC; Abdulrasheed Bawa

Kindly compare this trend to what happened in the previous epoch. 2010, 68 convictions. 2011, 67. In 2012, 87, 2013, 117, and 2014, there were 126 convictions. This shows that EFCC got more pep and more verve under Buhari.

Yet, what do you hear in the country: we don’t see anything being done. Really? The only blind man is not the one who can’t see, but also the one who refuses to see.

When they say they don’t see the successes of the anti-corruption war, and you bring these kinds of facts, and you challenge them to contradict or demolish them with their facts. They then begin to ramble, like my friend on television.

Read Also: CORRUPTION: When The ‘Exorcist’ Requires Exorcism

There’s a saying: “If you don’t say you are, nobody will say thou art.” If you refuse to see what is being done despite the unimpeachable statistics, then you are of all men most miserable, and to be pitied.

Some people go to great lengths trying to prove that Buhari has done nothing. They close their eyes to strides in infrastructure; the roads, rail, bridges, airports, and many others, the convictions for graft, and the diversified economy.

One can only wish them luck, “though seeing, they do not see; though hearing they do not hear or understand.” The country moves on without them.

  • By Femi Adesina; Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity

 

 

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All Souls’ Day: All You Need to Know

All Souls’ Day is widely observed across the Christian community on November 2 as a day to pray for the dead believed to be in purgatory. The day is marked right after Halloween on October 31 and All Saints’ Day on November 1.

The Roman Catholics commemorate the day by praying for all the departed souls of baptized Christians who passed away with sins on their beings. Here’s the history and significance of All Souls’ Day.

All Souls’ Day: All You Need to Know
In Commemoration of All Souls’ Day 2022, Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge Celebrated Mass at Fairfax Cemetery and blessed the gravesites of the Priests buried there (Photo Source: Catholic News Agency)

Why is it Observed on November 2?

All Souls’ Day has been observed on November 2 since the 11th century. The day was established by AbbotOdilo, who was the Benedictine Abbot of Cluny for 54 years until he died in 1048 AD.

In the earlier period, All Souls’ Day was observed on various dates.
Some denominations, like the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Easter Catholic Church, and the Eastern Lutheran Church, observe All Souls’ Day during the Easter Season. Similarly, the East Syriac Rite observed the day on the Friday before the Great Feast.

All Souls’ Day: All You Need to Know
More than 750 people reportedly attended the Nov. 2, 2022, All Souls’ Day Mass celebrated by Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge at Fairfax Memorial park in Fairfax Virginia (Photo Source: Catholic News Agency

Significance of All Souls’ Day

All Souls’ Day is the last of the Allhallowtide triduum celebrated in the Western Christian, which begins on All Saints’ Eve on October 31. The church and priests across the globe organize a mass by wearing vestments of different colours, with each colour signifying something distinct:

Black – Mourning
Violet – Penance
White – Hope of Resurrection

Read Also: Fr Magnus’ Church Vs The Catholic Church: Live Scores?

All churches around the world read out The Office of the Dead; a 7th-century AD prayer.

When was All Souls’ Day started?

All Souls’ Day was standardized for observance on November 2 in the 11th century.

 

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Tracy Doo Gwaza Canvases Support for Benue Entertainers

Fast-rising entertainer and Nollywood actress; Tracy Doo Gwaza has called on the government and other relevant stakeholders to show more commitment to the steady growth of the entertainment and creative industry of Benue state and Nigeria at large.

Tracy, who plies her trade in Benue state and Abuja revealed to The World Satellite that with the quality of the established and budding entertainers the state has continued to produce over the years, Benue entertainers can compete favourably even on the international stage.

She stressed the need to always support noble initiatives of entertainment artists to reach stardom in their careers, which will harness the potential in the entertainment sector into economic gains that will further boost the economy of the state.

Tracy Doo Gwaza Canvases Support for Benue Entertainers
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“The government of Benue state needs to see the enormous potential in the entertainment and creative industry, especially the Film Industry. We can make a film and make huge returns within 18 months in foreign currency.  We are looking for what to export; here is it right in our face.

“Filmmakers need to be encouraged through setting up an interest-free loan and reduce the requirements. This is because most of us filmmakers don’t have any landed property to give as collateral for loans, we just want assistance from the government.

“In the United States, every State government has a Film Commission working to attract film production in their state to help increase their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), create employment, and boost their tourism potentials while putting their state on the world stage.

Tracy Doo Gwaza Canvases Support for Benue Entertainers
Tracy Doo Gwaza; Producer, Actress, Educationist and Entrepreneur

“For instance, an average of 200 films are made yearly in Nollywood with an average budget of 10 million naira just in production; that is 2 billion naira. Benue state government can attract part of that money to the state.

“If the government gives filmmakers some incentives, and takes care of their logistics, they will come and shoot in Benue state.  Apart from Lagos state, Delta state is the only state that seems to understand this economic premise”, Miss Tracy explained.

Furthermore, she lauded the focus and tenacity shown by the Film Industry in the state while urging the up-and-coming artists not to be discouraged in pursuing their goals, pointing out that with dedication, breakthroughs will surely come.

Read Also: Tracy Doo Gwaza Set To Change The Trajectory of Storytelling in the Benue Movie Industry

However, the hybrid cluster of talent and hard work paid glowing tributes to other entertainment giants of Benue origin, like Tuface Idibia, Francis Atela, Terry G, and Kiddwaya among others, whom she expressed delight have continued to place the State on international recognition in the entertainment and creative industry, saying more gifted and talented young people must also be encouraged to rise.

 


Josephine Adokwu: Social Development Advocate & Entrepreneur

Josephine Adokwu: Social Development Advocate & Entrepreneur
Josephine Adokwu: Social Development Advocate & Entrepreneur

Josephine Adokwu is a fashion designer, youth mobilizer, and advocate of social justice for women, girlchild, and the youth. She is the creative director and founder of Chetu’s Fashion Empire; a ready-to-wear and bespoke outfit for stylish men, women, and kids. She hails from Benue State and has a degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Management.

Her Passion and Strides

Miss Josephine has for the last six years sought several platforms to demonstrate her passion for women and youth social development. Perhaps, most significant was her engagements with youths in rural communities on a project called “Youth Digital Engagement”.

The project successfully trained youths to be advocates for their communities. Additionally, it enabled the youths to understand their basic rights and were trained on how to engage duty bearers using digital means.

On the other hand, Miss Adokwu has also demonstrated a strong passion for fashion design and personal development. She got into the fashion business in 2019 and professionalized it in 2021. Down the line, the resilient, innovative, and hard-working Josephine has sought creative ways to demonstrate her relevance and passion for the already over-saturated industry.

Josephine Adokwu is a fashion designer, youth mobilizer, and advocate of social justice for women, girlchild, and the youth. She is the creative director and founder of Chetu’s Fashion Empire; a ready-to-wear and bespoke outfit for stylish men, women,
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Her Inspiration 

Uplifting others through her creative works and seeing men, women, and children dressed beautifully stimulates her creative juice. Again, being able to give it all to her family and continue to make her late father proud has been a motivating force for the energetic and outspoken Josephine Adokwu.

Her Aspiration

Josephine Adokwu wants to look back on her engagements and be proud of her work by being the best of who she is. Beyond working hard to make Chetu’s Fashion Empire one of the most sought-after in the industry, she aspires to be in a position, which can influence policies that speak directly to the needs of women, children, and the youths in Nigeria and beyond.

Given her passion, enthusiasm, and achievements so far, Miss Josephine Adokwu could best be described as a perfect example of a youth persona who is breaking free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that usually drag behind, most individual youths from achieving their dreams. She is therefore The World Satellite Ambassador of The Week!

Josephine Adokwu is a fashion designer, youth mobilizer, and advocate of social justice for women, girlchild, and the youth. She is the creative director and founder of Chetu’s Fashion Empire; a ready-to-wear and bespoke outfit for stylish men, women,
Josephine Adokwu: The World Satellite Ambassador of The Week

Josephine Adokwu at A Glance:

Location:        Abuja

Instagram:    @chetus_fashionempire & @prittyjossy

Facebook:      Josephine Adokwu

Twitter:          Josephine Adokwu

LinkedIn:      Josephine Adokwu

Height:           5.8

Waist:             32

Hip:                 41

Bust:               35

Hobbies:       Reading, Traveling, and listening to music

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Did You Know it’s National Handbag Day’ Week

I bet you have never taken cognizance of National Handbag Day. Yes! Among other celebrations, October 10 every year celebrates the piece of your ensemble that is a fashion statement and necessity all at once.

Whether you’ve got an immaculate designer bag that sets you back thousands, or a massive mom purse full of snacks, tissues, and quarters, you know the handbag is an essential item for many women and even some men!

Did You Know it’s ‘National Handbag Day’ Week?
Men’s Travel Bag from Favourite Collections

While handbags started as a plain accessory for packing things needed to survive, there are now a plethora of names for the fashion piece (from satchel to clutch), a variety of sizes, and hundreds of styles. Below are some fun activities associated with National Handbag Day week

1. Buy that bag you’ve been eyeing:

We know it is too expensive, but you have been waiting for it to go on sale for months, and this week has to be the week to purchase it. If you’ve been looking for a sign, this is it. Happy National Handbag Day — treat yourself!

Did You Know it’s ‘National Handbag Day’ Week?
Michael Kors from Favourite Collections

2. Clean that messy purse:

The sign of a great purse is that it’s a catch-all. Any well-loved bag probably has a used gift card, an old key, and a half-eaten granola bar hiding in its depths — and that’s okay! National Handbag Day week is the perfect chance to show your go-to bag a little love. Clean it out and organize it.

3. Post #NationalHandbagDay

It feels great to be rocking your designer handbag on your arm — you just wish you could show it off to more people. After all, it cost as much as a month’s rent! The best way to share it with your circle is to post a stunning pic of the fashion accessory with #NationalHandbagDay this week to grab attention.

Read Also: Essential Bags for Men

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TEM Luxury is Going to Be A Global Brand;- Tracy Member

Tracy Member; the founder and creative director of TEM Luxury could be described as the epitome of resilience, innovativeness, and hard work. The industrious and result-oriented entrepreneur has for the last four years continued to demonstrate her relevance and passion for the already over-saturated fashion and clothing industry.

These were evident in a media chat with ken Gbados of The World Satellite Magazine on the sidelines of the recently held Dawalk Fashion Show in Abuja where she highlighted her journey in the Fashion and Clothing Industry, together with her aspirations for the years ahead.

Excerpts:

TEM Luxury has been in the Fashion and Clothing business for four years and was among the brands showcased on the runway for ‘Dawalk Fashion Show; what does this mean to you as a person?

Nigeria is a creative hotspot and this can be seen through the rapidly growing fashion industry. As Africa’s most populous country and with its powerful demographics, Nigeria is positioned firmly in the heart of Africa’s fashion scene. Several non-Nigerian designers have openly admitted to being inspired by Nigerian fashion.

No doubt, fashion events have played a crucial role in exposing Nigerian fashion designers and providing a platform for them to mix with their international counterparts. So as a young entrepreneur being opportune to showcase TEM Luxury’s beautiful outfits and designs on the runway for Dawalk Fashion Show is a very big deal for me and we are looking forward to bigger events in the future.

Again, as a person, four years in this business is a very big deal because I have been through a lot of challenges and therefore super grateful to God for where we are now. One thing that has kept me till now is my determination and my belief that I cannot quit, though I might take a purse, I cannot stop.

Certainly, it has not been easy, and being able to showcase my outfits on runways within four years in this business is something that I am proud of and I am looking forward to even being in this business for up to 40 years and even passing it down to my children.

TEM Luxury is Going to Be A Global Brand; - Tracy Member
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How have you been able to Sustain Your Brand Over These Years in The Already Saturated Fashion Industry?

Going into the industry was not easy at all. This is because of the high level of competition, but the love and passion I have for fashion somehow made it easier for me to penetrate the industry.

Another factor is that though I have people I look up to, I am not trying to be like anybody. Hence, am not under any form of pressure to do it like any person. So, what has kept me is the fact that I can create my designs.

Although the kind of fashion I do is fast fashion; something people can just pick up and go, which would be easy for me to copy someone’s style and make it sell, I try as much as possible to create my Unisex designs myself (English and Native)) and put them out there.

I think design, I breathe design and I sleep design. Anywhere I am I am seeing something to create in my head. I have so many ideas. The Holy Spirit guides me, shows me what to do and I have so many ideas in my head.

Our good customer service has also contributed to keeping us this far. I am not the kind of entrepreneur who would say no refund. For instance, if a customer has a problem with her clothes, she can always come and we will amend it for free. But, if it is something we cannot solve, we can refund it.

We do not have a strict policy of non-refund if the fault is from us; we have a very flexible return policy and we treat our customers very well.

Therefore, within these four years, a larger percentage of our customers are returning customers. Nevertheless, we have new customers, but a percentage of our customers are those who have been buying from us for like two to three years now.

Some have even been there for four years and they are still patronizing us. So, I would say that our customer service is one of the things that have kept us in business as well because we spend so much on taking care of our customers.

TEM Luxury is Going to Be A Global Brand; - Tracy Member
Tracy Member; Founder and Creative Director, TEM Luxury

What Are Your Motivating Factors in Overcoming some of the Challenges in the Industry?

My motivation is the fact that I love to see men and women look good. Seeing people look good makes me so happy beyond any explanation. Then seeing them look good in TEM Luxury is another level of motivation.

It is so fulfilling to the extent that if I am having a bad day and someone sends me a picture of him or her wearing my dress, my heart will just melt and I will forget about the annoying day.

Another major motivation is in knowing that these clothes I am making make people look good and happy. Therefore, when I see men and women look that way, it’s fulfilling to me. More so, this is a business that I spoke to God about, and how long I want to stay in it is what I want to do.

Thus, stopping because of one challenge or the other, or not doing the business anymore would be like me not accepting what God has done for me. This is because I always feel like God has kept me till now so there is no challenge I cannot face and I so much trust in God.

Consequently, no matter what I face, my motivation is that God and the Holy Spirit are there to guide me and so I don’t have any issues.

What Do We Expect from You and TEM Luxury Shortly?

Shortly, we are going to be a global brand. The plan we have is that within the next few years, every retail store that sells clothes; the way one sees the likes of Zara, and H&M in every retail store all over the world, that’s how TEM Luxury will be seen.

Whether one is in the US, Turkey, Australia, or Canada, he or she will be able to see TEM Luxury off the rack in any retail shop and will be able to get it. So that is our aspiration for the next few years and I know we are going to get there.

Read Also: DUDUBLACK: The Clothing Line Everyone is Talking About

We could not agree more! Describing Tracy Member as a perfect example of a youth persona who is breaking free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that usually drag behind, most individual youths from achieving their dreams could be an overstatement.  Above all, she is a humble, respectable, and passionate individual; she remains a role model and source of inspiration to young and aspiring entrepreneurs.

 


Ijeghede Ebanehita Nosa: Nurse, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur

Miss Ijeghede Ebanehita Nosa is the passionate Nurse, Humanitarian and entrepreneur who founded “Sweet Delight”; an online parfait store. The versatile and multi-gifted Nehita (as she is fondly called) hails from Edo State, Nigeria, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Family Health University, Ghana.

Her Passion and Strides:              

Miss Ijeghede has overtime continued to demonstrate her passion for making a difference in the lives of others, through her patients, their families, or people leaving in her community either as a nurse or a humanitarian. This outstanding passion and attributes earned her a place as the Nursing Student Representative Council President for Family Health University (2021-2022). Currently, she is the Treasurer of Ghana Association of All Health Training Institutions

Her Inspiration and Aspiration

As a child, Miss Ijeghede Ebanehita Nosa was frequently in hospitals due to a health condition. The care she received was always of a good standard. The staff knew how to comfort her, especially when she was nervous about what was happening.

This gesture inspired her to be a nurse and to provide care and comfort of the same standard not only as a Nurse but to also extend the same care and support to people around her through my Humanitarian service. In recognition of this, she aspires to build a robost platform to provide free healthcare screening for less privileged children in her community.

Ijeghede Ebanehita Nosa: Nurse, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur
IJEGHEDE EBANEHITA NOSA: Passionate Nurse, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur

 

Ijeghede Ebanehita Nosa at a Glance

State of Origin:  Edo, Nigeria

Location:             Ghana

Instagram:          miss_nehiita1,                                                             Sweet_deliight

Height:                  5.7

Bust:                      29

Waist:                    24

Hips:                      36

Hobbies:              Reading, travelling, and volunteering in community or health services

Read Also: Egbune Favour: Volunteer, Entrepreneur, and Ex-Beauty Queen

 

 

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Why Princess Anne’s Two Children Are not Prince and Princess 

Princess Anne’s two children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall were both in attendance at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday 19 September. The two royals supported the rest of their high-profile family at the sombre occasion – but it left fans with questions regarding their titles.

Peter and Zara do not have titles, and this is due to a centuries-old family tradition. Unlike her cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, Zara is not a princess – and likewise, Peter is not a prince.

This is because when a member of the royal family has a child, tradition says that only the father may pass on his title, and the only princes and princesses in the family have fathers in the direct line of succession.

Zara and Peter’s father Captain Mark Phillips is not a member of the royal family, which means his children are not granted HRH titles.

Why Princess Anne’s Two Children Are not Prince and Princess
Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips attend the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on April 1, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

This is the reason why the late Queen’s two oldest sons, King Charles III and Prince Andrew, have been able to grant their children the titles of prince and princesses, while Princess Anne’s children – despite being in line to the throne – did not inherit royal rankings.

Speaking to Vanity Fair in 2020, Princess Anne reflected upon the decision not to grant her children titles: “I think most people would argue that there are downsides to having titles…So I think that was probably the right thing to do.”

Living without royal titles may have been a blessing in disguise for Peter and Zara who have been offered more freedom to dictate their careers. For example, Zara pursued a career as a professional British equestrian and Olympian.

Sticking with the sporting industry, Peter, went on to work for Jaguar Racing before becoming the director of a sports management company.

Read Also: How Queen Elizabeth II will Be Buried at Windsor Castle


How To Differentiate Purses and Handbags

Over the years, purses and handbags have become synonyms. Though there is no clear-cut way of differentiating them, we could agree that there are key differences between each bag., which could arise from personal or societal preferences. For instance:

By Region

The words are used very differently across countries. In Britain purse is also used to refer to a small bag for holding coins. In the UK, a purse is also used for bigger bags that hold more stuff. And in America, both words are used to refer to the same kind of bag.

How To Differentiate Purses and Handbags
Michael Kors from Favourite Collections

The Size

A purse is used to describe a bag with straps that can be worn over the shoulder. A handbag is also used to describe a very similar bag but with more functionality.

While purses and handbags are very similar, most people agree that handbags are roomier than purses. Handbags have enough space to bring everything you may need during the day: makeup, phone, wallet, water bottles. While purses are much smaller and useful for only essential items.

Read Also: Fun Facts About Your Handbags

In Conclusion, just keep in mind that a “handbag” is more accepted than a purse in the fashion community while a “purse” would probably picture an outdated and small bag

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How Queen Elizabeth II will Be Buried at Windsor Castle

The Queen Elizabeth II funeral commenced with a lie in state at Westminster Abbey as mourners seated for the state funeral. A state funeral is a public funeral ceremony held to honour people of national significance. While usually reserved for monarchs in the UK. Britain’s last state funeral was that of former prime minister Sir Winston Churchill (pictured above) in 1965.

The Queen herself granted permission for the use of both Westminster Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral for his ceremony, acknowledging that the nation should “have the opportunity to express their sorrow” over the death of an “inspiring leader who strengthened and supported us all” during Second World War Two.

Prince Philip, the Queen Mother, Princess Diana, and Baroness Thatcher all had ceremonial funerals, which share many of the same features. A ceremonial funeral was also held for King Richard III in 2015 following the discovery of his skeleton under a car park in Leicester in 2012, more than 500 years after his death.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Burial

Her Majesty died on Thursday 8 September, aged 96, and will eventually be reunited with her parents, sister, and the late Duke of Edinburgh; her husband of nearly 74 years, in her final resting place at Windsor Castle.

How Queen Elizabeth II will Be Buried at Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth II;
Former Queen of the United Kingdom

An interment ceremony for the Queen will take place at St George’s Chapel by 7.30 pm following her funeral at Westminster Abbey.

Meanwhile, just as how the Queen will be dressed for her burial has generated conversation among experts, there have also been more talks about how the Queen’s coffin will be dressed.

Although the Queen is expected to be buried with few ceremonial items, they have been on a show with her coffin as she lies in state for four days in Westminster Hall from Wednesday until her funeral today (Monday).

The Imperial State Crown has been placed on the Queen’s coffin on top of the Royal Standard flag, along with a white floral wreath that featured white roses, white dahlias, and foliage, including pine from the gardens at Balmoral and pittosporum, lavender and rosemary from the gardens at Windsor.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin and What will be Buried with Her

Traditionally, members of the Royal Family are buried with items close to them, including jewelry and mementos. The mortal remains of Queen Elizabeth II lie in her coffin under 24-hour guard in Westminster Hall so that the public can pay tribute to her until the funeral today.

How Queen Elizabeth II will Be Buried at Windsor Castle
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The coffin was draped with the Royal Standard, a flag representing the four kingdoms of the UK which is also the flag used at royal residences to represent when the sovereign is home.

The Imperial State Crown is, whether you realize it or not, one of the Queen’s most-worn crowns, worn every year for the state opening of parliament, as well as the crown worn by Her Majesty at the end of her coronation.

Its solid gold frame, with 2,868 diamonds, 269 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and four rubies, was created for the coronation of the Queen’s father, King George VI, and was reshaped for the Queen and its height reduced to “make it appear more feminine”.

Read Also: King Charles Will Strengthen Relations with Nigeria – Envoy

The Sovereign’s orb and scepter, made of hollow gold and with more than 600 precious stones, will also be placed on the coffin for the funeral ceremony.


Egbune Favour: Volunteer, Enterprenuer, and Ex-beauty Queen

Miss Egbune Favour is the ardent volunteer, entrepreneur, and ex-beauty queen who founded Favourite Collections; an online luxury fragrance and bag store. The ‘Moment with Favourite Collections’ host hails from Delta State, Nigeria, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from Imo State University.

Passion/Interest:

Miss Egbune Favour found her vision and purpose early in life and she is achieving it. On the Mantra of “Charity brings to life again, those who are spiritually dead” she saw volunteering as a passion. Dedicated to servicing and enhancing humanity through volunteering,  the former Niger Delta Model of the Year has supported NGOs and civil society organisations to successfully touch the lives of several people in Nigeria and beyond.

Read Also: Favour Egbune And Volunteering Support

Inspiration/Aspirations:

Apart from God-given factors, losing her Dad early in life and seeing what her mother passed through at a young age in catering for the family inspired her a passion for charity and volunteering. She aspires to be a voice in helping Nigeria and Africa recognize the impact of volunteering through education and training. Also, she hopes to establish a ‘pad-bank’ where school children can readily access pads.

Egbune Favour: Volunteer, Entrepreneur, and Ex-Beauty Queen
Egbune Favour: CEO of Favourite Collections, and Host for ‘Moments with Favourite Collections’

Bio/Body Statistics:

Name:            Egbune Favour Ugobueze

Location:      Abuja, Nigeria

Facebook:     Favour Egbune

Instagram:  @favour_egbune, @favourite_collections

Height:           5.8

Burst:              22

Waist:             26

Hips:               35

Hobbies:       Reading, travelling, networking and volunteering

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Sandra Nnenna Chukwu and her Growing Profile

 

Spurred by passion and determination, Sandra Nnenna Chukwu is the founder and creative director of SDesigns; a brand she has used in bringing out the elegance in people. From a modest background, she hails from Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, Nigeria.

Sanfra Nnenna Chukwu’s Career:

Since her teenage, Sandra has always demonstrated her love for fashion. Professionally, she has been in the fashion industry for over four years specializing in English and Native outfits for stylish men and women. She founded her fashion brand in 2018 and four years down the line her brand has grown tremendously and this is just the beginning for this innovative and assiduous young and creative designer.

Sandra Nnenna Chukwu’s Passion:

Uplifting others through her creative works and seeing men and women dressed beautifully are some of the things that fire up her passion. Beyond that, the creative and multi-gifted Sandra is also really passionate about learning and loves to acquire knowledge.

Sandra Nnenna Chukwu’s Aspirations:

Sandra, who wants to learn more by taking some professional courses in the fashion and clothing business aspires to do more with her work by making the brand the most sought after in Nigeria and beyond.

Sandra Nnenna Chukwu and Her Growing Profile
SANDRA CHUKWU: The World Satellite Ambassador of The Week

 

Sandra Nnenna Chukwu’s Bio/Body Statistics:

Location:             Abuja

Instagram:          @sandrachukwu1

Facebook:           Sandra Chukwu

Height:                 5’6

Bust:                      35

Waist:                   28

Hip:                       38

Hobbies:             Music, Food, and Sewing

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Blessing Okpa; Psychologist and Passionate Educationist

Blessing Okpa comes across as a very modest, maybe even plain – a plain beautiful woman. Her depth, her talents, and her vision are inspiring. The Ex-beauty queen has delved into different fields of engagement as a psychologist, educationist, and photo model. She hails from Cross River state, Nigeria, and has a BSC in Psychology

 Career Experience Of Blessing Okpa:

Blessing Okpa’s career has been multi-dimensional. She was into modeling between 2009 and 2018. As an educationist and psychologist, she has contributed to observing and assessing behavioral, social, emotional, and educational problems. Also, she has designed, developed, and supported therapeutic and behavior management programs. She consults with multi-agency teams to advise on the best approaches and provisions to support learning and development.

Aspirations Of Blessing Okpa:

In the words of Jon Stewart “I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work and be proud that I tried everything,” Blessing Okpa wants to be the best of who she is. Believing that All life demands struggle and that those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life, Miss Okpa hopes to strive, work hard and constantly try to avoid major blockades that often drag people behind.

Blessing Okpa; Psychologist and Passionate Educationist
Blessing Okpa; Psychologist and Educationist

 

Bio/Body Statistics:

Name:                        Blessing Okpa

State of Origin:       Cross River

Location:                    Lagos, Nigeria

Facebook:                 Okpa Blessing Sweetie

Instagram:                sweetie_womi

Height:                       5.8

Hips:                           37

Waist:                         30

Bust:                           34

Hobbies:                   Singing, Cooking, Travelling.

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Favour Egbune And Volunteering Support

Favour Egbune And Volunteering Support
Favour Egbune; Ardent Volunteer and Entrepreneur

Volunteering support is a crucial element of the Voluntary Sector (also known as the third sector, nonprofit sector, and community sector) usually comprised of organizations whose purpose is to benefit and enrich society, often without profit as a motive and with little or no government intervention.

For the average mind, volunteering support could be a worthless venture, but Miss Favour Egbune; CEO of Favourite Collections is one ardent Volunteer, dedicated to serving and enhancing humanity through volunteering support.

In this interview with Ken Gbados, she shed light on her passion for volunteering support and the voluntary sector in general.

Excerpts:

Favour Egbune And Volunteering Support
Favour Egbune (M), with Nollywood Actress; Tonto Dike (L) during a Children’s funfair in celebration of the 2021 Children’s Day organized by The Tonto Dike Foundation at Jabi Lake Abuja.

Briefly Explain Volunteering Support To The Lay Man Who Does Not Know What It Entails

Volunteering Support means working with others to make a meaningful contribution to a better community. It is a form of helping in which people actively seek out opportunities to assist others in need, make considerable and continuing commitments to provide assistance and sustain these commitments over extended periods, often at considerable personal cost.

Several features mark it as a distinctive form of helping. Unlike the helping that occurs spontaneously in response to emergencies, volunteers typically seek out opportunities to help. Unlike the obligated helping that occurs in the context of ongoing relationships, volunteers typically do not know those they help in advance and have no prior bonds of obligation to help them.

Volunteering Support Seems to be Less Regarded In Nigeria, How Would You Say Your Passion Has Helped To Overcome The Challenges?

Oxford Dictionaries defines a challenge as “a circumstance or obstacle that keeps people or things apart or prevents communication or progress.” When applying this to volunteering support, a challenge is what keeps someone from being able to volunteer or volunteer effectively. Common among these challenges are language, physical health, skill level, time, location, finance, and expectations.

Favour Egbune And Volunteering Support
Favour Egbune volunteering to inform and educate the students of Junior Secondary School, Saburi, Dei Dei in Abuja on computer literacy during the 2021 World Literacy Day organized by The World Literacy Foundation

Volunteering support is a passion for me; that sufficiently prepared me to take up the challenges that come with voluntary work. I believe there are no insurmountable challenges and I have never really had a day when I asked myself why I took to volunteering. I have enjoyed every moment of it. Challenges are part of everyday experience and when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Many People Have Described You As A Uniquely Passionate Volunteer (Very Unusual These Days). Where Did You Get That Attribute From?

Passion. volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. In volunteering, passion is important because volunteers are individuals who have found a passion, and a purpose in their volunteer work. Through volunteering support, I derive a sense of well-being or personal satisfaction. In short, I have found their bliss.

Also, beyond the God-given factor, it is family. I grew up in a family where I was trained by a single mum (my dad died when I was really little). So seeing what my mum had to pass through as a young mother gave me that determination and passion.

Favour Egbune And Volunteering Support
As a humanitarian, Favour Egbune celebrated her 2021 birthday with the impoverished community of ‘Agwafulani’ in Dei Dei, Abuja

Being able to pass through such a background and seeing where I am now (though I am not rich, I thank God for His grace), it pricks my conscience to see people suffer. Therefore, whenever I see that volunteering opportunity, I want to get involved in any little way I can.

As An Entrepreneur, You Host an Edu-Informative Section “Moments With Favourite Collections” On The World Satellite Magazine Every Monday And Friday. Briefly Highlight The Motivation And Is It Another Form Volunteering Support?

First, Favourite Collections is an online store, which deals in bags and perfumes. As a business, it is not just about random selling or retailing but also offering value on the use of products. This is the rationale behind ‘Moments with Favourite Collections’ (MFC); an educational and informative platform.

Volunteering Support is day-to-day life in different aspects of endeavours, just that Moments with Favourite Collections is in the business aspect. People volunteer in churches; singing in the choir, ushering etc are forms of voluntary services because it goes without pay. So volunteering is not just about NGOs or charity organisations.

Favour Egbune And Volunteering Support
Favour Egbune; Ardent Volunteer and CEO of Favourite Collections

Therefore, MFC could be said to be another form of volunteerism for me because we are adding value to people’s lives by bringing impact to life’s essentials.  With those short nuggets every Monday and Friday on The World Satellite Magazine about one thing or the other, which people may not have taken seriously we learn, unlearn and relearn.

Finally, What Would Be Your Advice on Enhancing Volunteering Support in Nigeria?

Volunteers are becoming increasingly important for nonprofit organizations to reach their goals and overall mission. All over the world, many nonprofits are starting to diversify their offering for volunteers to fulfil this growing need.

Nigerian government and NGOs should create additional value for supporters in exchange for their valuable time. Some of these incentives include volunteer career development opportunities, virtual volunteering, flexible scheduling options, and much more. Providing incentives is a great way to increase volunteer recruitment success.

Another great way to induce volunteers to fulfil opportunities and continue to volunteer in the future is by providing a great experience. It may sound easier said than done but these are some of the many ways that the Nigerian Government and NGOs can enhance volunteer support in Nigeria.

 

 

 


Mbakwe Augustin: Photographer, Model, and Actress

Mbakwe Augustina: Photographer, Model and Actress
MBAKWE AUGUSTINA: The World Satellite Ambassador of The Week

Who She Is:   Miss Mbakwe Augustina is a fast-rising professional Photographer, Model, and Actress. The resilient and focused Tina is the CEO of N_Studios and the reigning Miss Tourism for the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu. She hails from Abia State, Nigeria, and holds in view, a Bachelor’s Degree.

Professional Highlights:  Out of passion and interest, Tina has been doing Photography professionally for the last six years. As a model and actor, she has within the last four years participated in runways and won several pageants. She has featured in movies such as ‘King Patapa and Gatto Justice, just to mention a few.

Inspirations/Aspirations:   Inspired by her desire to be famous not for the money, but for the impact, Miss Tina aspires to use photography to touch lives. For her, photography is not just about taking pictures, but the moments she captures and how she interprets those moments. Passionate about people seeing the world through her art, she intends to explore a wider aspect of photography in the future like Travel photography.

YOU CAN ALSO READ RITA CHINWENDU NMESIRIONYE: Dancer, Contortionist and Ex-Beauty Queen

Mbakwe Augustina: Photographer, Model And Actress
The World Satellite Ambassador of The Week: MBAKWE AUGUSTINA C.

 

Bio/Body Statistics

Location:        Enugu State

Whatsapp:     +2348061982209

Facebook:      Mbakwe Augustina

Instagram:     @official_tina_model

TikTok:             Dovatina

Height:             6.0ft

Bust:                 23

Waist:               22

Hips:                 34

Hobbies:         Swimming, TikTok, Reading, Acting

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The Rising Profile of Eje Inayi Favour

By Ken Gbados.

 

The Rising Profile of Eje Inayi Favour
Queen Eje Inayi Favour

She may not be among the popular faces seen on television yet, but Miss Eje Inayi Favour; the first and reigning Face of Igede Nigeria has distinguished herself as a perfect example of a personality, who has broken free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that usually dragged behind, most individuals from achieving their dreams. She is a fast-rising strong-willed model, Actor, Tv Host, and Beautician whose expertise is in pageantry, commercials, and runway.

Family and Academic Profile:

From a modest background, Miss Eje was born to an average Nigerian family of Obi L.G.A, Benue state origin. She had her primary education at the Benue State University Staff School.

Subsequently, she proceeded to the Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Gboko; a very exceptional single-sex boarding School in Benue State. She later got admission into the Benue State University where she has in view a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Diplomatic Studies.

The Rising Profile of Eje Inayi Favour
Eje Inayi Favour: Actor, Model, Entrepreneur and Beauty Queen

Professional Highlights:

Very assiduous, focused, and result-oriented, Queen Favour has over time demonstrated her passion for beauty and entertainment. She exhibited the traits of modelling at a very tender age as while growing up she would carefully choose outfits, locations, postures, friends, etc to engage in.

The persevering and hardworking Miss Inayi started professionally with the Miss Humanities Department at Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, where she rose to be the face of the school in 2016. At that time, she represented the School in Runways, essay writings, and drama in the All-Secondary Schools Arts and Culture Competition Benue State.

As a commercial model, she has modelled for Zaron Cosmetics and a few Fashion Brands in Nigeria. Beyond this, she has tutored and managed quite several runways and pageantries. As well, Eje Inayi Favour has featured in several movies such as Forever, Dr Abel Tv series, Book of kings, Yamashe, etc. Currently, she is hosting a Tv Programme tagged: Benue Cruise on NTA Network Centre Makurdi.

Humanitarian Profile:

Acknowledging the fact that beauty and entertainment are not just about funfair and glamour, the creative and innovative Favour has used her various platforms at discovering and encouraging talented female youths in Nigeria to participate effectively in championing charity campaigns and development in Nigeria.

Her zeal and passion for outreach and community engagements became more profound when she contested and won the maiden edition of the Face of Igede Nigeria pageant in 2019; a crown she has held over the years on the crest of her desire to promote charity, peace, socio-cultural integration, youth empowerment, tourism, investment and sustainable development in Nigeria.

As a testament to her will and commitment; Queen Eje Inayi Favour who is passionate about inspiring people and contributing to solving an ordeal has, as part of her outreach programs, visited Orphanages, and IDP camps.

A hardworking, innovative, and strong team player, during the covid-19 outbreak, she distributed customized facemasks on the streets of Oju LGA, Benue state. More so, during a fuel tanker explosion incident along Aliade-Makurdi Road in Benue State on 1st July 2019, Queen Inayi took it upon herself to support the medical bills of some victims.

The Rising Profile of Eje Inayi Favour
Queen Favour distributing Face Masks during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Describing volunteerism and humanitarian engagements as fruitful and fulfilling, she revealed in a chat that such engagements have given her an insight into what showing love means and what it feels like to put smiles on people’s faces. “With the little given, I always receive more in terms of prayers and gratitude from the families of the beneficiaries. It has been fulfilling and gratifying”.

No doubt, every gesture has an inspiration; Queen Favour, who is being guided by the maxim; “it is better to give than to receive” noted that the act of giving has been one of her attributes and feels glad doing it when the opportunity calls for it.

“If I am in the position to help or reach out and I fail to do that I would forever be restless. Being in the beauty and entertainment industry has created that platform for me to help and touch lives in my little way and I have to do it with joy’’.

Aspirations:

Seeing her greatest strength in God, determination to win, and stature, Queen Favour, who loves being in the spotlight aims at becoming a successful entrepreneur, with a special interest in the fashion and beauty industry in addition to being a global brand within the next 5 years. Hopefully, she will get there!

The Rising Profile of Eje Inayi Favour
Face of Igede Nigeria

Queen Eje Inayi Favour At A Glance

Location:            Abuja / Benue State

Instagram:        Inayi_Influence

Facebook:         Queen Eje Inayi Favour

Height:               5’7ft

Waist:                 30

Burst:                 34

Hips:                   38

Skin Tone:        Fair

Hair Colour:    Black

Eye Colour:      Brown

Body Type:       Slim

We could not agree more! Giving her passion and enthusiasm so far, Queen Eje Inayi Favour could be said to be Nigeria’s next discovery in the beauty and entertainment industry of Nigeria. 

 


 

RITA CHINWENDU NMESIRIONYE: Dancer, Contortionist and Ex-Beauty Queen

BiographyRita Chinwendu Nmesirionye is a versatile beautiful, bold, confident, intelligent, and well-body-structured model, dancer, contortionist, and vixenThe Ex-beauty Queen is a graduate of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture who hails from Abia State, Nigeria.

Career Highlights: Rita has a huge passion for being in front of the camera. She participated and won the 2020 Face of Most Virtuous Queen Africa. Before that, she had positioned herself in the industry in 2019 when she was awarded the Most Virtuous Queen in the best-dressed category. Beyond this, Rita has taken breath-taken poses and shot vixens too numerous to mention.

Aspirations: seeing her greatest strength in God, determination to win and stature, Miss Nmesirionye, whose goal is to become the most sort after in the creative industry hopes to work within the branding and advertising sector, carving a niche in Fashion, Acting or dancing.

RITA CHINWENDU NMESIRIONYE: Dancer, Contortionist and Ex-Beauty Queen
The World Satellite Ambassador of The Week (www.theworldsatellite.com): RITA CHINWENDU NMESIRIONYE

 

 

Bio/Body Statistics

Location:             Umuahia, Abia State

Instagram:          ritacandy863

Facebook:           Rita Nmesirionye

Height:                 5.2

Bust:                      26

Waist:                   25

Hips:                     36

Age:                       26

Hobbies:              Modeling, dancing, cooking, reading, meeting new friends, Traveling

 

 

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Queen Nina Canvases A Stable Future for The Vulnerable Child

By Ken Gbados.

 

Queen Nina Canvases A Stable Future for The Vulnerable Child
Queen Ogeh Nancy Ene; Model, Entrepreneur, and Child Right Advocate

It is a well-known fact that any society that respects equity and social justice will in the same vein create enabling environment for greater respect for the fundamental human rights of children.

The past few years could rightly be described as some of the toughest in the lives and times of the Nigerian citizenry, especially the younger population who are at the receiving end of absolute poverty, terrorism, and other manifestations of violence and crimes that have enveloped the nation.

Spurred by passion and concern for the vulnerable children in the society, the reigning Beauty of the World Tourism; Miss Ogeh Nancy Ene, popularly known as Queen Nina has called on the government and the political class to ensure a stable future for the Nigerian child by creating an atmosphere of socio-economic stability necessary for them to have an assured tomorrow.

A media statement signed by the Beauty Queen noted that children are the leaders of tomorrow and that it takes a heart of love and gratitude to honor one another, especially the vulnerable ones. “Honoring these vulnerable children is the greatest gift I could ever wish for”, she stressed.

With so much drive about the future of our country, Queen Nina expressed: “Until we do the right things for ourselves as a nation and world at large, the possibilities and growth for tomorrow could be aborted if the necessary measures are not put in place to secure our today for a better tomorrow”.

Beyond the vulnerable, Miss Ogeh also observed that from a general perspective, grave violations of child’s rights continue to occur in our society with terrifying regularity. According to her: “Children in Nigeria and Africa at large face systematic abuse, discrimination and are regularly denied the right to life and security of person, full legal capacity, health care, education, inheritance, and freedom of movement.

Queen Nina Canvases A Stable Future for The Vulnerable Child
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“Children still do not have full access to economic and political decision-making processes in their families, nations, or international institutions. Too often, governments allow crimes against children to go unpunished, continuing a culture of impunity for family members, State agents, and others who discriminate or commit violence against children”, Queen Nina explained.

Continuing, the Cross River-born beauty queen and CEO of the Nigeria Fashion and Culture International Agency decried the situation of the Nigerian child who is being raped, kidnapped, either for ransom or trafficked for economic reasons.

This, she blamed on the lack of adequate security in the Country. She, therefore, pleaded with parents and guardians to desist from the habit of sending their children to the street to hawk wares which, according to her, exposes the child to unnecessary danger.

As a pragmatic demonstration of her passion for the vulnerable children, Queen Nina revealed that she has put in place a fastidious plan to partner with Jhpiego Nigeria and the Centre for Clinical Care and Clinical Research on a USAID funded project to support orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) towards proper adherence and mental balance mostly when it comes to taking their ARVs

More so, she has plans of initiating a seminar session with orphans and vulnerable children, with their caregivers on a monthly bases to educate them on the need to build a bond between the vulnerable children and their caregivers.

 


Youths Have The Solution To Almost All The Problems In Africa;- Rt. Hon. Elendu

His background evoked in him a yearning to engender purposeful leadership, especially among young people who are daily exposed to bad leadership examples. This sense of purpose pulled him towrads youth advocacy, as he saw in it a veritable platform through which light could be beamed on the right leadership tenets and in so doing provoke a paradigm shift among different stakeholders and young people.

In this chat with Kennedy Onyegbado, the quintessential Speaker, 2nd Assembly of Democracy Africa Youth Parliament; Rt. Hon. Graham Elendu lays emphasis on various focal areas including his ambitions, his burning zeal for youth’s emancipation and the role the youths can play in solving most of Africa’s problem.

Excerpts:

Youths Have The Solution To Almost All The Problems In Africa;- Rt. Hon. Elendu
Rt. Hon. Graham Elendu; Speaker, Second Assembly of Democracy Africa Youth Parliament

Over the years, you have continued to seek veritable platforms to express your insatiable hankering for purposeful leadership engagement and development of African Youths; what has been your motivating drive?

The desire for my continued involvement in advocating for purposeful leadership engagement and development of African Youths was borne out of the fact that I see a lot of very competent youths in this part of the world who are not given the opportunity to lead.

Research has it that a couple of times when youths have been given the opportunity they have done very well. We have the French experience and a couple of other countries where younger people lead and they have been doing very well.

More so, because we are in the jet age, I believe that the people to manage an age like this are the jet people and that’s why I have always advocated that young persons are given the opportunity to lead.

In Nigeria for instance, most of the people we see at the helm of affairs till date got into the limelight when they were young. The likes of Nnamdi Azikiwe and the then elites all got into the scheme of things while they were young.

Sadly, those people who had opportunity to express themselves when they were young are the ones not giving young people the opportunity to do the same. This is very disturbing and that has been my motivation, because the younger ones have to take the stage.

What is your campaign and extensively what are your expectations from African Governments?

My campaign is what it is. I have always advocated for youth inclusion in government and over the years my expectation has been the same; we should have a percentage of youths in running the affairs, especially in areas where it affects the youths.

For instance, I do not see the rationale where non-youths will be running the affairs of the Ministry of Youths. I have a couple of friends who are also like minds in this area. There is this movement somewhere around Anambra state led by a friend of mine; Mr. Innocent Nduanya where they are asking for 50-50 or nothing.

This confirms my goals, as I have always said it that the youths should be included in governance; if not for anything but for them to learn. Beyond learning, I have seen that the youths are very competent and can hold a lot of offices, so why not we give them the opportunity?

My expectations are very high, and one thing that must be noted is the fact that the youth population in Africa is not just the future of Africa, but the now of Africa. So I expect African Governments to have a more youth-inclusive government. This is because most of the solutions I want to posit can be provided by the African youth.

In the course of my activities I have met youths from a lot of African countries and I can affirm that the stuff and contents African youths are made of is phenomenal. As such, one can see that the youths have the solution to almost all the problem we have in Africa, but what we don’t just have is the political will or the political inclusion in order for the youths to execute these solutions.

I birthed and ran the Role Model Initiative; an initiative that enthuses young people to maximize their God-given potentials by telling the stories of successful individuals who triumphed against all odds, and for over 12 years, it exposed me to a lot of competent youths.

Hence, when I advocate for youth inclusion, I am still a very strong advocate of competence. For the reason that one is young doesn’t qualify him or her alone to gain these positions, but must also be competent, which doesn’t really lack amongst our youths.

Two years ago, you were inducted into the Democracy Africa Youth Parliament as Nigeria’s representative, and a year later you became the Speaker of the 2nd Assembly. How would you describe your engagements so far?

Yes, I represent Nigeria at the Democracy African Youth Parliament (DAYP), where we have 120 youths drawn from 54 African Countries and by God’s grace I am privileged to be the speaker of the 2nd Assembly.

Basically, DAYP is an assembly of youths to advocate policies and everything around youths. This, we have been doing using the African Union platform, though the covid-19 pandemic took a large chunk of my tenure as speaker of the parliament.

Nevertheless, my tenure brought in dynamism and functionality. I took over the helm of affairs as speaker of DAYP amidst a lot of irregularities and crisis. But within my tenure I tried to calm the nerves and tried to carry everybody along so as to steer the ship in one direction.

Youths Have The Solution To Almost All The Problems In Africa;- Rt. Hon. Elendu
Rt. Hon. Elendu, with Senator Sen Andrew Uchendu during the 2019 Leadership Entrepreneurship Conference organised by Young Patriotic Nigerians (YPN)

We met a lot of irregularities when we came in as parliamentarians; some of those details I do not want to dish out, but within this my tenure I gave DAYP a direction and I think I would be remembered for harnessing the parliament.

So, having given it a direction, I am ready to step aside and pursue for higher callings and allow someone else to continue from where I stopped.

Given the prevalence of communal crisis and insecurity in Africa, especially your home country Nigeria, what is DAYP doing or hope to do in engaging different stakeholders towards ameliorating this crisis?

The insecurity in Nigeria is not only peculiar to Nigeria. The truth is that there is little or nothing we can do as individuals or as a body other than to keep pressurizing the government to take action.

Our mandate is advocacy and serving as some sort of pressure group. Consequently all we do is to keep putting pressure on the authorities to do the right thing and whatever they need to do in order to protect lives of citizens as it is the primary function of government.

For the northern region of Nigeria where banditry is high at the moment, we have always advocated for education, since we realized that it is because of the lack of education that these bandits can be brainwashed.

Observably, during the previous administration, there was this high surge of almajiri schools. At that time we understand the peculiar nature of things, and due to cultural or religious interpretation these things are halted.

Nevertheless, as a parliament we have different committees that tackle these things specifically. As the speaker of the parliament, what I ensured that these committees get all they need to execute their activities.

Again, we need to understand that poverty in the land is also a key factor in enhancing this crisis. Like I said earlier, our position is advocacy and we engaged those that are in charge, those that are supposed to handle these areas. We pushed our policies that are youth friendly, including preaching the SDGs, because the SDGs address most of these issues.

This is what we have been doing, we have been engaging when necessary and since we are privileged to be operating from the African point of view, we also engaged the embassies and the consulates.

“Stepping aside and going for a higher calling”; has your tenure ended and where would you be pitching your tent next?

Though I still have large time ahead of me as speaker, but I will be bowing out very soon so as to enable me pursue higher callings. I am moving from DAYP to the World Assembly of Youths where I wish to still continue to give my little quota in youth advocacy and policy making.

The World Assembly of youths is a representation of youths from all over the world. Like the name goes, it sure has a higher audience than where I am at the moment. I am moving there because I actually want to have a larger platform to push my advocacy, push my thoughts and champion my courses.

Actually, why I get involved with all these bodies, organisations and institutions is because I do not subscribe to violence as a way of engagement. As an apostle of non-violence, I have always tilted to the intellectual side and that is why I engage in more of advocacy.

Briefly highlight what Nigeria and Africa as a whole should be expecting of you at the World Assembly of Youths?

I would not be too specific with what they would be expecting of me, but my hopes are high and intend to steer the tide and draw huge attention to Africa as a whole and Nigeria in particular.

Nigeria and Africa have peculiar cases and having someone at the world stage drawing attention to these peculiar cases will not be a bad idea. This is actually the reason I am going there and I hope to give in my best when I eventually gets there.


I Can Take A Pause, But I Can’t Stop; – Siya George Batubo

By Kennedy Eberechi.

She comes across as a very modest, may be even plain – a plain beautiful woman. And then she begins to talk, and the plainness about her dissolves and you catch your breath at her eloquence, her debt, her vision.

Siya George Batubo; the Creative Director of Seeyaa’s Clothings (SYC) is a perfect example of a youth persona, who has broken free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that usually dragged behind, most individual youths from achieving their dreams.

Very assiduous, focused and result oriented, Mrs. Batubo has for the last five years carved a niche for herself and her brand in the already over saturated fashion and clothing industry of Nigeria and beyond, and has overtime demonstrated her relevance and passion.

These she was able to demonstrate when The World Satellite Online Magazine encountered her not too long ago in Abuja, Nigeria.  During our chat with her, she took us on a voyage around the Fashion and Clothing Industry of Nigeria and beyond as well as how she has been able to penetrate the industry and sustained her brand for the past five years together with her aspirations for the years ahead.

Excerpts:

I Can Take A Pause, But I Can’t Stop; – Siya George Batubo
Siya George Batubo; Founder and Creative Director, Seeyaa’s Clothings

Seeyaa’s Clothings Celebrated 5 Years in November 2020; What Does This Mean To You As A Person?

As a person, five years in this business is actually a very big deal for me because I have been through a lot of challenges. So having stayed five years, I am super grateful to God. Again my determination has kept me, I have always believed that I can take a pause, but I cannot stop, I can’t quit; that is one thing that has kept me till now because I know that quitting is not an option, stopping is not an option.

Nonetheless, there where times within these last five years when I actually paused for a while; I didn’t have any staff as it was just me. However, I would say that my determination and passion for fashion kept me and God too has been my source.

So, though it has not been easy, it is something that I am really proud to say that I have been in this business for five years and I am looking forward to even being in this business for up to 40 years and even pass it down to my children.

How Where You Able to Penetrate The Industry and Sustained Your Brand Over These Five Years?

Though I have people I look up to, I am not trying to be like anybody. Hence, am not under any form of pressure to do it like any person. So what has kept me is the fact that I am able to create my own designs.

Although the kind of fashion I do is fast fashion (ready to wear); something people can just pick up and go, which would be easy for me to copy someone’s style and make it sell,  I still try as much as possible to create my own designs myself and put it out there.

I think design, I breathe design and I sleep design. Anywhere I am I am seeing something to create in my head. I have so many ideas. Infact the Holy Spirit guides me, shows me what to do and I have so many ideas in my head.

Another thing that has kept me is our good customer service. I am not the kind of entrepreneur who would say no refund. For instance, if a customer has a problem with her clothes, she can always come and we will amend it for free. But, if it is something we cannot solve, we can refund.

We do not have strict policy of non-refund if the fault is from us; we have a very flexible return policy and we treat our customers very well.

I Can Take A Pause, But I Can’t Stop; – Siya George Batubo
Seeyaa’s Clothings at a Glance

Noticeably, within these five years, 85 percent of our customers are returning customers. Though we have new customers, but a larger percentage of our customers are those who have been buying from us for like two to three years now.

Some have even been there for five years and they are still buying from us. So I would say that our customer service is one of the things that have kept us in business as well because we spend so much in taking care of our customers.

What Are The Motivating Factors Behind This Your Passion?

My motivation is that fact that I love to see women look good. Seeing women look good makes me so happy beyond any explanation. Then seeing women look god in Seeyaa’s Clothings is another level of motivation.

It is so fulfilling to the extent that if I am having a bad day and someone sends me a picture of her wearing my dress, my heart will just melt and I will forget about the annoying day.

Another major motivation is in knowing that these clothes I am making make people look good and happy. Therefore, when I see women and children look that way, it’s fulfilling to me. More so, this is a business that I spoke to God about and how long I want to stay in it being what I want to do.

Thus, stopping because of one challenge or the other, or not doing the business anymore would be like me not accepting what God has done for me. This is because I always feel like God has kept me till now so there is no challenge I cannot face and I so much trust in God.

Consequently, no matter what I face, my motivation is that God and the Holy Spirit are there to guide me and so I really don’t have any issues.

What Do We Expect From You and Seeyaa’s Clothings In Five Years From Now?

In the next five years we are going to be a global brand. The plans we have is that within the next five years, every retail store that sells clothes; the way one sees the likes of  Zara, H&M in every retail store all over the world, that’s how Seeyaa’s Clothings (SYC)  will be seen.

Whether one is in US, Turkey, Australia, Canada, she will be able to see SYC off the rack in any retail shop and will be able to get it. So that is our aspiration for the next five years and I know we are going to get there, because we already have some wholesalers; people who buy from us and sell in the US. Hopefully we are going to get more of them.

We could not agree more! Describing Siya George Batubo as an epitome of resilience, innovativeness and hardwork could be an overstatement. A humble, respectable, and passionate individual; she remains a role model and source of inspiration to young and aspiring entrepreneurs.


QUEEN JANET AKOR; Driven by Passion

By Kennedy Eberechi.

 

QUEEN JANET AKOR; Driven by Passion
Queen Janet Akor; Queen of Federal Republic of Nigeria 2019

She comes across as a very modest, may be even plain – a plain beautiful woman. And then she begins to talk, and the plainness about her dissolves and you catch your breath at her eloquence, her depth, her talents and her vision.

Spurred by passion and determination, Queen Janet Akor; the current holder of Queen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a seasoned Beauty Queen and a Catalogue Model, who has broken free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that usually dragged behind, most individual youths from achieving their dreams.

From a background where modelling was seen as a waste of time and a sign of waywardness, Janet Akor hails from Benue State in Nigeria. She had her elementary education at St. Lois Nursery and Primary School, Benue State. She proceeded to attend the Goodnews International Secondary School, Benue State, and was later admitted into the Benue State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication.

Focused and result oriented, Queen Janet has overtime demonstrated her passion in supporting to develop self confidence in the young people and making them see the importance of skills acquisition before leaving school in addition to helping the less privileged attain a better life and education, which will set them on the right path to achieving their goals and dreams

Her zeal and passion towards galvanizing the interest for child rights and the less privileged became more profound when she contested for the 2019 edition of the Queen of The Federal Republic of Nigeria Beauty Pageant organised by Street Minds Empire (SME) The light-skinned trailblazer, who rode on the crest of the desire for the advancement, development and security of lives of the vulnerable, was crowned Queen after biting other contestants in intellectual assessments and cultural display.

QUEEN JANET AKOR; Driven by Passion
Queen Janet Akor during the Back to School and Clothing of the less privileged

Acknowledging the fact that being a Beauty Queen is not just about the funfair of the crown, the inventive and multi-talented Janet has continued to develop a robust platform to engage stakeholders at promoting child’s education and championing charity campaigns as veritable ingredients for socio-economic development.

A meticulous, innovative and strong team leader; as a testament of her will and commitment, shortly after the pageant, and in commemoration of the 2019 World Aids Day, Queen Janet collaborated with Anne Ozeng Aid Foundation to carry out a Medical Outreach. The outreach, which was carried out in Abuja was in recognition of the theme: “Communities make the difference”.

In a chat with her recently, she revealed that The Medical Outreach in commemoration of World AIDS Day, which tool take place in December last year, was is an important opportunity for her to recognize the essential role that communities have played and contribute her own quota to the ongoing AIDS response at the international, national and local levels.

Also, the involvement of Miss Akor in the Back to School and Clothing the Less Privileged Project in Benue State wherein she collaborated with Black Pearl Wig Hair by Tilda is inspiring, and further underscores her passion for humanitarian services.

Describing the event which took place at LGEA Primary School, Owner Occupier, Makurdi and UBE Junior Secondary School, NKST Wadata Makurdi as fruitful and fulfilling, the 25-year-old said: “The Back to School and clothing the less privileged Project gave me an insight on what showing love means and what it feels like putting smiles on people’s face. With the little given, we received more in terms of prayers and gratitude from the families of the beneficiaries. It was fulfilling and gratifying”.

QUEEN JANET AKOR; Driven by Passion
Queen Janet Akor; Beauty Queen and Catalogue Model

Undoubtedly, every kind gesture has an inspiration. For Queen Janet, the advancement of child’s right and social security for the poor and the needy in the society such as ours is one that cannot be over-emphasized, and the bedrock for viable Human and Material Capacity Development. “If I am in the position to help or reach out and I fail to do that, I would forever be restless; education is Key”, Queen Janet explained.

Furthermore, Janet who has previously participated in and won Miss Benue State University 2016, Miss Trade Fair Benue State 2017 and equally had deals of breath-taken poses for catalogues and calendars that include pictures of archetypal; has the vision to establish a foundation through which together with NGOs and philanthropists she would reach out to people professionally. She also looks forward to modelling for brands

Giving her passion and enthusiasm so far, Queen Janet Akor is a big boost to improving the already strong dynamism and functionality in redefining the essence of being a Beauty Queen.

  • Kennedy Eberechi is a Publicist; he heads Ken-Gbados Concepts Limited, and writes from Abuja, Nigeria. (07064715591, gbadoka@yahoo.com).

 


 

Who Becomes the Next Provost for Federal College of Education, Obudu?

By Kennedy Eberechi.

 

Who Becomes the Next Provost for Federal College of Education, Obudu?

Federal College of Education, Obudu, Cross River State (F.C.E. Obudu) has been described as a top-ranking college of education in Nigeria and indeed the nation’s pride. The college, which was established in 1983, has grown tremendously. The NCE Programme stretches its academic disciplines and research across seven (7) schools and twenty-nine (29) academic departments. The college runs both regular and sandwich NCE programme for students in various disciplines.

Few months to the expiration of the tenure of Professor James Bassey Ejue; the incumbent Provost of Federal College of Education, Obudu, Cross River State, the political atmosphere of the College is stirring. Calculations and permutations are changing at a fast pace. Various aspirants are on their feet aligning, re-aligning and oiling their political cum academic machines to be named Prof. James’ successor.

In the midst of these highly respected aspirants comes Dr. Richard Ugbaha Utubaku, whom experts have consensually adjudged to be the most suitable in terms of the most important 3 – head criteria: Experience, Education and Personality. At a time when the best brains are needed to improve the already strong dynamism and functionality in our education system, it has become necessary for this man’s credentials to be laid bare.

From a humble background, Dr. Richard, who hails from Bebuabie in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State is a renowned academician, administrator and a strategist who is highly respected in the academic world for his leadership foresight, firm thinking and elder statesman status.

Since joining the academic world, he has steadily progressed through the ranks to his present rank as Chief Lecturer. Down the lane in his career, he was the Head of Department, Pre-NCE from 2002- 2004. He was later appointed Acting Director, Pre NCE from 2004 – 2006 and subsequently, Head of Department, Mathematics from 2007 to 2011. Later Dr. Richard became Director, Pre-NCE from 2016-2017, and then Dean, School of Secondary Education, Science Programmes from 2017 to 2019.

Who Becomes the Next Provost for Federal College of Education, Obudu?
Richard Ugbaha Utubaku; FCE Obudu Provost Aspirant

Some historic positions held by Dr. Richard include Chairman, Social/Welfare Committee, School of Sciences, FCE, Obudu; Vice Chairman, COEASU, FCE, Obudu-Chapter; Executive Secretary, Bekpam Development Association, Obudu; Patron, National Federation of Catholic Students, FCE, Obudu; Chairman; CRISSA Thrift Scheme; Chairman, Staff/Students Disciplinary Committee; Organizing Chairman, South – South Zonal Mathematical Competition.

Also, Chairman, Sub-committee in project Defense in Degree programme; Chairman, Committee of Deans, FCE, Obudu, Chairman, Staff Disciplinary Committee, FCE, Obudu; Chairman, Security Committee 19th NICEGA (Nigerian Colleges of Education Games), Obudu; Chairman, Students’ Union Government Electoral Committee; Chairman, 2018 NCE Accreditation Sub – Committee on schools/Departmental/Academic needs; Chairman, (Team A) Project Defense in Degree Programme.

Very assiduous, focused and result oriented, Dr. Richard has over the years demonstrated his academic acumen and leadership within and outside the state. His activities in community service are inspiring. He was a Member, Teaching Practice Committee; Member, Admissions Committee; Member, Academic Prizes and Awards Committee; Member, Staff Welfare and Development Committee; Member/Financial Secretary, Ultimate Foundation Social Club Obudu.

Others include: Member, Conference Committee, School Sciences, FCE, Obudu; Member, Degree Awarding Committee, FCE, Obudu; Redeployment to Lecture in the College Degree programme Unit; Degree Coordinator, Education/ Mathematics.

More so, he was a Member, Investigation committee on Threat to Life of Dr Michael Akpe; Member, Degree Accreditation Committee; Member, Investigation Committee on Threat to Life and Defamation of character of COEASU Executives; Instructional/Tutorial Facilitator and Project Supervisor, National Open University of Nigeria, Ikom Community Study Center.

Who Becomes the Next Provost for Federal College of Education, Obudu?
Dr. James Bassey Ejue; Provost, Federal College of Education, Obudu

Additionally, he was a Member, NCCE Investigation Panel on the Petition of Aniah Joseph of F.C. E Obudu constituted by Executive Secretary, Abuja, Deputy Zonal Coordinator South-South for Primary and Secondary Schools Category of Arena for Contest in Science, Technology and Mathematics in Nigeria (ACSTM).

A hardworking, innovative and strong team player, Richard’s success could be pinned down to good education and hard work. He had his primary and secondary education in Obudu, Cross River State. Subsequently, he proceeded to the Federal College of Education, Obudu where he obtained a National Certificate in Education (NCE). He further studied Maths/Education at Degree and Masters Level at the University of Calabar. To cap it all, he has a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.)  in Maths/Education from the University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

To his credit, Dr. Richard has written 22 Conference/Seminar Papers, 28 Journal Articles, 30 Book Chapters and 3 Text books. Furthermore, he is a member several professional bodies including Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN), Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), Curriculum Organization of Nigeria (CON), Association for Promoting Quality Education in Nigeria (APQEN), International Research and Development Network (IRDN), and National Association for Promoting Educational Innovations (NAPEIN), just to mention but a few.

Taking cognizance of the need for relaxation, Richard Ugbaha Utubaku squeezes out time from his busy schedules to engage in Football and Music. He is happily married with five children.

At 54, he has seen it all and given his achievements; is Dr. Richard Utubaku good enough to improving the dynamism and functionality in the Federal College of Education, Obudu for a better human development and the advancement of societies at large? your guess is as good as mine!

  • Kennedy Eberechi is a Publicist, he heads Ken-Gbados Concepts Limited and writes from Abuja, Nigeria. 07064715591, gbadoka@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

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JASMINE ENOKELA: Unlocking New Fitness Levels

Fitness, no doubt, is far more than simply exercising on a consistent basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical fitness is ‘the ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue, and with ample energy to enjoy leisure-time pursuits and respond to emergencies.’

In order to complete all of these tasks, one must consistently address their fitness levels. This requires proper conditioning through both structured exercise and leisurely activities. In this chat with Kennedy Eberechi, The Executive/Creative Director of FitnessFunNYoga; Jasmine Blessing demystifies the myths associated with Yoga fitness activities while exposing the health benefits therein

Excerpts:

Jasmine Blessing: Unlocking New Fitness Levels
Jasmine Blessing Enokela; Executive/Creative Director; FitnessFunNYoga

For the purpose of identification, I would like us to start by asking you to introduce yourself and what you do

I am Jasmine Blessing Anekole; a fitness instructor with specialties in Yoga fitness activities. I have done my Registered Yoga Teaching (RYT) Training course and so a certified Yoga instructor. Additionally, I have attended lots of Yoga retreat classes in and out of the country on how to be better at different types of Yoga sequences and styles. This is because as a Yoga teacher or instructor, to help understand the concepts and appreciate the different varieties of yoga types and styles I need to keep educating and updating myself. There are different levels in Yoga and I will be going to 500 level soon.

To the lay person, what is Yoga and what are the functions?

Yoga is the union of the body, soul and mind which brings it to one single form. It helps a lot to improve posture, increase blood circulation, increase attention span and improves memory. In addition, doctors in hospitals would sometimes refer a troubled child and/or those recovering from certain types of accident to Yoga activities to help them regain memory loss. This is because Yoga is all about attention.

Again, I have had in my class someone who walked to me after class and say “instructor I know you may not really know this, but before I started Yoga I used to have pile and it was really painful, but since  I started yoga, its being different.

JASMINE ENOKELA: Unlocking New Fitness Levels
Types of Yoga Explained 1)

So, one cannot even summarize the functions of yoga in a single term but generally, it helps the whole human being to give good health, good life to different class of people. Yoga could be likened to the old Ayurvedic Medicine which the ancient Indians do,

However, the main importance of yoga is that it aids flexibility. One thing I discovered on my yoga journey is that yoga helps in weight loss and it also helps to get the hips and thighs in shape. More so, it helps strong and tone inner thighs and aids bigger hips. Broodily, It helps to create mobility.

Highlight Some of the Popular Types of Yoga and Briefly Reflect on Them

Undoubtedly there are certain misconceptions about yoga wherein people describe yoga as having spiritual undertone. The truth is that there are lots of yoga practices going on; there is the spiritual level of yoga which not even every normal human being can unlock.

JASMINE ENOKELA: Unlocking New Fitness Levels
Types of Yoga Explained 2)

Notwithstanding, there are the popular types of yoga which we do as lay people; we don’t need to take it all the way. We have Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is the type of yoga basically for beginners where they have simple sequences they could do.

Then we have the advanced yoga type called Vinyasa. In Vinyasa Yoga there are calculated sequences which one could do. It has some salutations (A and B) and lots of other types of sequences and yoga flows. Again, there is Laughter Yoga for people to just go and laugh and get all the health benefits through it.

There are also Myths about Yoga; people say yoga is not for guys. Now I ask “is healthy living not for guys?” In the ancient India it was men who started yoga and women were only allowed to practice yoga at a much later stage. But you know whatever a woman puts her heart to, she does it very well. That could explain why women are dominating the whole idea of Yoga.

JASMINE ENOKELA: Unlocking New Fitness Levels
Types of Yoga Explained (3)

Yoga seems to be More familiar in Europe and America, what are you doing to overcome this and other challenges in Nigeria and Africa at large?

Yes, I will agree with you that yoga seems to be more familiar in Europe and America, especially in India. However, there is a shocking revolution in this century; through the help of the internet lots of people are keying into what they see as the importance of yoga.

In Nigeria, particularly in Kaduna, when I started yoga; people’s main concern was that they were too old to start yoga. Nonetheless I have been able to do lots of education on the need to remove those stereotypes because yoga is for all body types.

Now I am even surprised at the rate at which people are beginning to take the health and fitness thing in Nigeria as a whole to another level. If you go out in the streets you will see lots of people understanding the concept of jogging, running, walking, to keep fit.

JASMINE ENOKELA: Unlocking New Fitness Levels
Yoga Split Pose Modelled by Jasmine Enokela

Also, it’s been accepting for a whole lot of people to want to start yoga. But the major factors that I can say throughout my field and study of yoga in Nigeria is the fact that people still believe in myths that you need to be flexible to do yoga. You need to be also a certain weight to start Yoga, but am glad that is all being discarded now because people are beginning to key in.

Another challenge is that, for instance here in Northern Kaduna, most of the women prefer doing Yoga within their house hold because they feel its haram to be out with the general public without their ‘abayas’ and men will get to see them and they don’t feel comfortable. Nonetheless they register and key into private yoga classes.

Generally, yoga in Nigeria and in Africa has improved and a lot of people are beginning to be aware about it; thanks to internet facilities and the global world we live in now.

JASMINE ENOKELA: Unlocking New Fitness Levels
Jasmine Enokela during a Community Yoga Outreach/End polio Campaign

Because of their peculiarities, do you have any project that enables the Rural Communities appreciate Yoga Practices?

Yes! with aims of taking Yoga to the grassroots and local communities, I started an NGO called Kaduna Yoga Project. With the help of the NGO, I added Community Yoga initiative to my yoga routine wherein I go to the grassroot with a team of 5 people consisting of a nutritionist, myself (Yoga Instructor), two aerobics instructors and one translator.

Periodically we visit certain communities with foodstuffs and other items from people who are willing to donate. On a certain date when we go to any rural community, we try to educate the people about proper nutrition.

It’s quite surprising that the people in the rural areas have better healthy life span than most of us who live in the city. Accordingly, we help educate them on how to use their natural resources for effective healthy living. Just in case they don’t understand the language, we always have a translator in our team who mediates.

JASMINE ENOKELA: Unlocking New Fitness Levels
Jasmine Enokela during a Primary School Community Yoga Outreach

After all these are being done, we now show them the importance of how to keep fit. We do simple yoga postures, we let them recreate even for children and adults and we just make it fun and after which we donate items to the community

We do follow-ups like one or two months later when we go back and do lots of fun activities with them. It’s amazing how through the Community Yoga initiative, I have been able to take Yoga into many grass roots.

Beyond this, I will also be teaming up with the state government any moment when the Covid-19 pandemic is over to take this bigger. We are already in negotiations wherein I have availed them of everything I would be needing and also the importance of the whole initiative. My team and I are working on how we can get the best of the initiative.

JASMINE ENOKELA: Unlocking New Fitness Levels
Yoga Posture Modelled by Jasmine Enokela

On a Larger Scale, how can the Government assist in making Yoga more viable in Nigeria?

The inclusion of yoga practices in some schools would be good for kids to understand their capabilities at a young age. I know we have Physical and Health Education in school’s curriculum, but I do not think that a whole lot comes from the practical aspect of it, just more of the theories. Therefore, if Yoga activities could be involved in our School curriculum it would really help.

Once more, in some schools that I do yoga classes for, the challenge these children face before then was that they were not able to sit for a particular class and concentrate. Since we started Yoga classes for them, we have had lots of upgrades and nice words from the kids.

Besides, I stay opposite the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital and I go there to help the patients with some yoga activities, which helps. Sometimes it serves as a physiotherapy treatment.

As well, I live beside a correctional facility where I also go to help inmates; I do all these for free. So, if Government can include Yoga activities as a normal standard practice in Nigeria, we would really go great places.

JASMINE ENOKELA: Unlocking New Fitness Levels
Jasmine Enokela; Educationist, Rotarian, Body Positivity Activist, Fitness and Yoga Instructor

Professionally How many years have u been doing Yoga and Looking back to all those years, how satisfied are you?

I started Yoga as a child but was off and on because of my academic pursuits. I started hosting classes and feeling free to share my online and private classes with the public in 2015. With that my confidence level went up and I started teaching professionally in 2016.

Looking back at all these years, Yoga is something that really keeps you on your feet. If for instance there are 500 yoga poses, I have only learnt like 100. Thus, am still in the mood to learn a whole lot more.

Yoga is an everyday thing and even if you have learnt all the yoga poses, there is a way you can now ‘funkify’ all these poses. For example, a recent yoga practice or style has been added, which is called hip-hop yoga. Initially one thinks Yoga is supposed to go with calm music, meditation and everything.

One Mr. Brandon Copeland started the hip-hop yoga movement where you get to play hip-hop music and do yoga as well with it just to make people comfortable and make it more accepting instead of using the conventional Indian sound.

I hope that in the future I will be able to incorporate Yoga styles that would be generally accepted by all yogis all over the world. Consequently, I am not as satisfied as I want to be and would still seek for satisfaction as the years go on; that’s the major aim of being a yogini.


 

Queen Mimidoo Uhundu and The Girl-Child’s Advocacy Campaign

By Kennedy Eberechi.

 

Queen Mimidoo Uhundu and The Girl-Child’s Advocacy Campaign
Mimidoo Williams Uhundu

Queen Mimidoo Williams Uhundu; the current holder of Face of Middle-Belt Nigeria has continued to implement her pledge of advancing advocacies and campaigns geared towards protecting and preserving the dignity of the Girl-Child through proactiveness in initiating and partnering on a number of women’s and Girlchild reproductive projects.

In the past few months since winning the Face of Middle-Belt Pageant, Queen Mimi has laid emphasis on various focal areas which include discrimination, exploitation, inequalities and violence in all forms.

Very assiduous, focus and result-oriented, her personal mission is to work towards widespread and availability of means, resources and opportunities for the curbing, redressing and eventual elimination of gender-based inequality in all forms.

As a testament of her will and commitment, the 22-year-old incorporated the Spring of Hope for the Girlchild Initiative Foundation; an NGO whose vision is to create an enabling environment where the rights of women and other vulnerable groups are guaranteed.

Under this platform, the Benue-born beauty queen has carried out several advocacy campaigns and outreach programmes to ameliorate the plight of women and the venerable, while developing consciousness of their dignity, especially the Girlchild.

Worthy of mention are the International Women’s day Celebration with Internally Displaced Persons at Daudu Camp Benue and Sensitization on Menstrual Hygiene, to stress the need for proper hygiene and also highlight the consequences of poor menstrual hygiene.

Beyond this, during a recent exclusive chat, Mimi expressed her desire to explore the use of the media of mass communication as instruments of social mobilization and enlightenment to continue to call on government and stakeholders to take proactive steps in tackling the persistent barriers against gender quality and recognize the enormous potentials of women as the society is driven by their existence.

Queen Mimidoo Uhundu and The Girl-Child’s Advocacy Campaign
Queen Mimidoo; Face of Middlle-Belt, Nigeria at the International Women’s day Celebration with Internally Displaced Persons at Daudu Camp Benue

On-the-one-hand, Miss Williams who has been upbeat at discovering and encouraging talented female youths in Nigeria and beyond to participate effectively in championing gender empowerment campaigns in Nigeria underscored that girls are disappointed with the stewardship of our planet, the unabated violence directed against them and the slow pace of change in fulcrum issues like education.

Asserting that policies are needed that will promote equality in childcare responsibilities and provide State support to families, and those who work in the informal economy, the multi-awards winning Fashion and  Pageant Model believes as cause for hope, growing support in tackling gender-bias barriers; a ‘driving will’ for an equal world for everyone regardless of class or gender across generations and countries, while adding that the last 25 years “have shown us what is needed to accelerate action for equality.

Queen Mimidoo Uhundu and The Girl-Child’s Advocacy Campaign
Mimidoo Williams Uhundu; Model and Beauty Queen

“We don’t have an equal world at the moment and women and girls are angry and concerned about the future. They are radically impatient for change. It’s an impatience that runs deep, and it has been brewing for years”, the beauty queen noted.

Again, in the course of the chat, Queen Mimi clearly expressed that The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which has been described as the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing the rights of not only women but girls calls for a world where every girl and woman can realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to attend and complete school, to choose when and whom she marries, and to earn equal pay for equal work.

Queen Mimidoo Uhundu and The Girl-Child’s Advocacy Campaign
Queen Mimidoo stressing the Need for Proper Hygiene During a Sensitization Campaign on Menstrual Hygiene.

The Queen further explained: “In nearly 25 years, we have seen more girls move from dreaming to achieving. More girls today are attending and completing school, fewer are getting married or becoming mothers while still children, and more are gaining the skills they need to excel in the future world of work.

She informed that girls are breaking boundaries and barriers posed by stereotypes and exclusion, including those directed at children with disabilities and those living in marginalized communities. “As entrepreneurs, innovators and initiators of global movements, girls are creating a world that is relevant for them and future generations. There is need therefore to create an enabling environment and opportunities for the socio-economic empowerment of women”, Queen Uhundu added.

Queen Mimidoo Uhundu and The Girl-Child’s Advocacy Campaign
Mimidoo Uhundu; Multi Award-Winning Runway and Pageant Model

Another area of concern for Queen Mimidoo Williams Uhindu is the fact that despite these inherent attributes, women empowerment is still a burning issue in the polity. According to her, this is in recognition of the vast number of women with little or no education and skills to enable them support their livelihoods or to become active in the mainstream economy of the country.

For her; “when you invest in a girl’s education, there are vast social and economic benefits. Girls who are educated are less likely to become victims of violence and they are also less likely to become child brides and child mothers. Educated girls contribute to their country’s economic growth. The impacts are multi-generational, too. Women typically reinvest 90% or more of their income into their families”.

No doubt, the progress since the Beijing Declaration is remarkable, but Mimidoo still believes that girls around the world – especially those living in rural areas or humanitarian settings and those with disabilities – still need us to stand with them to achieve their full potential.

About Queen Mimidoo Williams Uhundu

Miss Mimidoo Williams Uhundu; the current holder of Face of Middle-Belt, Nigeria is a perfect example of a youth persona, who has broken free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that usually dragged behind, most individual youths from achieving their dreams.

About Queen Mimidoo Williams Uhundu

From a modest background, Queen Mimidoo Williams Uhundu, hails from Benue State, Nigeria. She undertook her secondary education in Makurdi, after which she proceeded to Benue State University where she has in view a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.

Prior to becoming the Face of Middle Belt, Nigeria, Queen Mimidoo has won several beauty pageants and has graced different runways. she was Miss Food Basket Heritage, Benue 2018, Miss Becky Arena 2014, and Miss Panel 2012.

Since becoming the Face of Middle Belt, she has been upbeat and visibly active at efforts to bring together partners and stakeholders to mark progress on the rights of the Girl-Child, and to equip girls with the power, knowledge and space to continue to voice their passions and concerns.

A hardworking, innovative and strong team player, amongst the issues that fire up her zeal and passion are education, equality, child marriage, access to services regarding puberty and sexual health and addressing issues around gender-based violence.

By and large, her Foundation; Spring of Hope for the Girl-Child Initiative Foundation is focusing on issues facing women across generations, with young women and girls at the center.

 

 

 


 

 

Every Woman Desire the Look of a Super Model; – Sarah Benz

By Kennedy Eberechi.

African women have long been getting it wrong with artificial facial cosmetics and as a result, facial disorders are becoming a normal part of our beautiful black skin. Its time for us to consider the use of natural products because of the safety they offer our skin so that, even when we try them out, we have nothing to loose.

In the bid to get the best facial look, we have done ourselves more harm than good by diverting our attention from enhancing our skin to hiding facial defects caused by artificial cosmetics. Quite a number of the ladies simply make haste to buy creams they feel suit the skin of another, judging the efficacy of a cream on its price tag without realizing that a pricey jar of cream doesn’t necessarily give beautiful complexion. Smooth shining skin is not only a sign of good health but good grooming, which can be totally and safely achieved by going the natural way.

Against this backdrop, a skin therapist and an ex-beauty queen; Miss Sarah Akaazua, better known as Sarah Benz has enthused that every woman young and old desire the look of a super model without having to hid behind masks and layers of foundation powder.

Every Woman Desire the Look of a Super Model; - Sarah Benz
Miss Sarah Benz; Ex-Beauty Queen, Entrepreneur, Model, Dancer and Student

The former Queen of Benue Tourism noted this during an exclusive chat wherein she expressed that while water therapy is still essentially important for enhancing a good skin glow, nutritionists have discovered that one could actually feed one’s skin by using nature’s gifts, which are readily available in the closest market or farm.

“Now, whether your skin is virgin or badly damaged, nature has something in store for you. So before making a list of facial care products you use regularly, sit back and consider these easy guidelines that are sure to give you a hundred percent face glow and leave you with a dazzling facial complexion”, she said.

Highlighting the guidelines, the Benue-born entrepreneur who manufactures organic soap, pink lip balm and glow oil for all skin types advised thus: “Carefully take into consideration your age and skin type before choosing your skin care products. This is because facial cosmetics that would work wonders in youths might not be as effective in adults or the aged. It is therefore wise to update your face care essentials, especially when its efficacy at a certain stage in your life is questionable”.

Every Woman Desire the Look of a Super Model; - Sarah Benz

Continuing, Miss Benz; who is also a runway and pageant model recommended that the best way to ensure your skin remains supple, smooth and blemish free for a life time entails the morning and evening routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

“To get your desired result, doing this twice daily wouldn’t be going over board as cleansing will remove your entire make up residue, toning unclogs your pores while moisturizing will protect, soften and nurture your skin.

Every Woman Desire the Look of a Super Model; - Sarah Benz
Sarah Benz; Queen of Benue Tourism 2018/2019

“You can’t get a good result when you do your facials haphazardly so, here is your chance to learn these correct methods. Start doing your regular cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine by applying and removing products from the face using smooth outward movements.

“Mind you, it is absolutely unsafe to rub harshly as doing this pulls your skin and promote wrinkles. Applications of skin care products should always begin from the centre of your face, moving outwards to the right or left.

“Because of the tender nature around the eyes, care should be taken as you move from the inner part of the brow directly above the nose outwards to the side of the eyes. Carefully return inwards beneath the eye at the lower lid region back to the nose area.

“Now take your hands to the sides of the nose and move downwards, curving slightly towards the ears. Ensure that all movements on your face terminate at the ears to enhance excretion of excess oil.

“Listen again, each time you get to the ear lift your hands away from your facial skin and place it at the starting point for the next move. You will surely get the look of your life, so make it worth the while. It is never too early nor too late, you can look the best even now”, miss Sarah demonstrated.

 

 


 

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020

Android is right now the most popular mobile operating system, but if any other mobile OS that comes close to Android is iOS. Just like Android, iOS also has a massive app ecosystem and you will find apps and games of different categories in iOS.

Since everyone loves to play games on their smartphone, we have decided to share a list of best iOS games that everybody would love to play. So, in this article, we are going to share a list of best multiplayer games for the iPhone.

1. ASPHALT: AIRBORNE2

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020

This is one of the best games and most liked by car game lovers. The graphics quality of this game is just awesome. This is actually a car racing game that supports multiplayer in it. You can also play this game online with your friends.

2. ANOMALY2

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020

This is the Best iPhone Strategy game. It is actually a war game. In this game, graphics quality is also good. And there are new features added now that is the transformation of tanks etc. in it.

3. GT RACING 2

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020

The GT Racing: Motor Academy Free+ is developed by the popular game developer “Gameloft”. It gives realistic driving effects to you while playing. You can unlock many cars bypassing the drivers’ test in this game. This game also provides an option to play the game online within your virtual media.

4. REAL TIC TAC TOC

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020

As we all are familiar with Tic Tac, now time to play this game in your ios device. This game is similar to that game and you can play this game with your friends and can cross out many rounds in this game

5. BATTLE MONKEYS

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020

Many of you must familiar with this cool game. This is one of the awesome 3D multiplayer game where you control an army of monkey warriors to fight against other contestants and more than 4 players can play this game at once and battle against other players from around the world.

6. MONOPOLY

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020

Monopoly is one of the best games which we have played in our childhood. So, if you want to relive the charm of Monopoly, then you need to install the game right now. You will experience the exact fun of buying a house, hotels, cars, etc. This is one of the best board games, which you can play with your friends or family.

7. NOVA3

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020

Well, if you have already played N.O.V.A. 3 on Android, then you will know the craze of the game. The game is very high in graphics, and the gameplay is quite addictive. N.O.V.A. 3 is one of the best FPS games in which you can play with your friends on the iPhone. N.O.V.A. 3 features unique weapons, unique upgrades, and better graphics compared to the previous version.

8. DRIVE AHEAD

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020

Drive Ahead! is another best iPhone multiplayer game on the list which you will love for sure. Drive Ahead! is a monster truck game in which you need to knock other players in the head with a car. The concept of the game is unique and it’s full of fun. What’s makes the game more popular is its multiplayer mode which allows users to play with their friends.

9. CLASH OF CLANS

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020

Well, Clash of Clans needs no introduction as its one of the best and popular games, which you can play right now. The best thing about Clash of Clans is that it can be played with friends by joining or creating a clan. It’s a strategy game in which you need to build buildings, upgrade troops, and attack other clans. So, this is one of the best strategy games that you can play with your friends.

10. HAYDAY

10 Best Multiplayer iPhone Games in 2020Hay Day is another game on the list which is developed by Supercell – the same developer behind Clash of Clans. In this game, you strategically need to build your farm, harvest crops, trade goods, etc. This is not a battle game like Clash of Clan, but it’s definitely the best multiplayer game that you can play right now.

 


 

GLAM SURPRISE: Making Money out of Surprising People

By The World Satellite.

 

 

Glam Surprise

For the average mind, leaving a lasting memory one can never forget as a way of putting food on the table could be said to be a fiction. May be, one of those things we see in the movies. But Miss Pamela Ochanya Mathias; the CEO of GLAM SURPRISE is one lady who does just that. She makes a living out of surprising people on their special days and has been in the business in Abuja for about a year now.

Apparently Miss Pamela seems to be enjoying herself. In a chat with The World Satellite, the entrepreneur, student and model enthused: “There is nothing as fulfilling as leaving a lasting memory one can never forget, this is why I introduced a brand called GLAM SURPRISE. As the name implies (glamorous surprise), the whole idea is to help celebrate loved ones on their special days such as birthday, wedding anniversary etc., in a surprising way. Imagine waking up to a gSo far, it has been a beautiful experience managing the brand not only has it been fun but it has been good business”.

Glam Surprise
Miss Pamela Ochanya Mathias

Designer, planner, consultant and founder; Miss Pamela, who calls herself the ‘Universal Personal Assistant’ believes that experience is everything. According to her, Glam Surprise have had the pleasure of planning surprise birthday parties, wedding anniversaries and corporate luncheons for clients in a way they thought where impossible to achieve, except they take time off work to do.

No doubts, planning, designing and executing a corporate event or wedding takes professional expertise, but for Miss Pamela, putting together a big surprise party and making sure the person who knows nothing about it will be thrilled by everything from the decor to the guest list requires an extra set of skills. “This is where the skills of a good and extraordinarily qualified surprise event planner such as Glam Surprise is needed”, she added.

According to the 23 year old, planning an event and ensuring its smooth execution is a very laborious task, which requires a certain set of skills. Skills that generally involve being akin to spies with tons of articulation in planning and organization.

“Great interpersonal skills are the key to successful surprise planners. It requires a very special kind of person who is compassionate and professional at the same time. Surprise event planner must be reachable at all times, so as to keep the anxiety levels of their clients at bearable levels; for it is no secret that planning surprise events can much more stressful than generally assumed.”, Miss Pamela added.

Continuing, the 2017 Face of Tecno Mobile noted that despite the necessity of keeping everything top secret, the host needs to be certain the honoree will appreciate details such as the venue, the food, the cocktails and the theme. “Careful planning will help ensure the event, whether corporate or private, will come off without a hitch and excite everyone involved. If it’s going to be a surprise, make sure it’s a good one.

“People think it’s going to be easy to whip out a surprise party. To do it well, it takes a lot of planning and foresight. Remember, it’s all about the honoree, and it’s the job of the event designer to get the host to put his or her ego and wishes aside to keep the focus on what the guest of honor would most like”, Pamela explained.

Conclusively she informed that becoming a great party planner can be extremely rewarding, both, personally and on the professional front because it gets one an opportunity to build emotional connectivity with a number of people each other.

 


 

 

5 Tips On Human Resources For Small Businesses

Avoid overtime violations

Owners of very small businesses often do everything for themselves, including human resources. When this involves labor laws, employers must know the best practices. For more information you can check at <a href=”https://zoetalentsolutions.com/”>Zoe Talent Solutions.com</a>

The main points of salary and hours to consider: knowing how overtime accumulates, taking into account state laws, classifying employees correctly, tracking time by hours and paying employees all working time.

Penalties for violating overtime laws can be very expensive and the Department of Labor (or whatever it is called in your country), conducts investigations routinely. To protect yourself, comply with the rules and keep accurate records.

Establish a responsible feedback process

Take the time to set up a feedback process for your company’s employees. Feedback is extremely important for the personal growth of employees, as well as for the growth of the company.

To keep employees engaged, human resources officials can encourage leadership  to provide employees with positive and constructive feedback.

If employees take the time to develop high quality work, it is up to managers and leaders to recognize their efforts and successes.

A simple handwritten note, email or even a cup of coffee to congratulate a team for a job well done is excellent for morale, and encourages them to continue their good work.

Know the law

It is important to understand federal laws when it comes to your employees. Basic functions such as security and protection, hiring practices, compensation and required benefits, work schedules and vacation times are swirling questions for any small business owner.

Once you have become familiar with these laws and regulations, you are ready to follow the next area of   focus.

effective human resource management

Ignore myths regarding Millennials

One of the smartest things that have been heard in recent years regarding the practice of human resources is to be aware of the ways in which you rely on Millennials in the workplace.

Millennials as a team, are completely dedicated to their work, eager to learn, are full of bright ideas and not afraid to share them. That is good.

General rule: if you can change “Millennials” in any of these statements for another marginalized group, and it sounds bad, don’t say so. Also keep in mind, whether you realize it or not, many Millennials stereotypes are specifically aimed at young women (being frivolous, taking selfies, being in frivolous tendencies).

Associate new employees with old employees

It is advisable to do everything possible to reduce the risks of wear and increase the chances of your new employees to find eternal joy in their new workplace.

Studies show that the most important thing we can do to substantially increase the hiring of a new employee during the predictable first months of employment, is to make him forge a relationship with someone within the company, who feel comfortable attending to questions and for advice.

This person does not necessarily have to have a direct report. In fact, it can be a partner, or a manager by level above them, in another department.

Having someone to whom the new <a href=”https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/employee/”>employee</a> can turn, who can exchange ideas, measure the impact of company announcements, personalities, changes within management, etc.can serve as a barometer that can calm a newcomer when heated to the culture of the company.

 


 

GHANA BASED VICTOR NGUMAH APPOINTED SBOC ENERGY SERVICES DIRECTOR

SBOC Energy Services Limited is a wholly Nigerian-owned oil and gas servicing company providing effective and efficient service delivery and establishing reliable cordial relationships with oil & gas operating companies as well as first class financial institutions, while working with highly qualified management and technical personnel in their areas of specialization.As part of utilizing a wide range of administrative experience to effectively position SBOC Energy Services Limited as world, class organization, the board and management has officially announced the inclusion of the Nigerian – Ghana based Mr. Victor Ihochi Ngumah as one of the company’s directors.

Mr. Victor Ihochi Ngumah has been adjudged in Africa and beyond as a  perfect example of a youth persona, who has broken free from imposed and self-imposed blockades that usually dragged behind, most individual youths from achieving their dreams.

Sboc Energy new director
Mr. Victor Ihochi Ngumah

The Ghana based Mr. Ngumah, who hails from Ezinihitte Mbaise L.G.A of Imo State, Nigeria is a successful entrepreneur, an astute politician and administrator of repute. A boardroom guru with a wealth of experience, he has a proven record of success in administrative governance and business management.

Very assiduous, focused and result oriented; Mr. Ngumah has over the years demonstrated his quest to being one of the world’s promoters both locally and internationally. He is the CEO of a Multi-National Media Company; LUMEN MEDIA INTERNATIONAL, which has promoted many television broadcasting, events, specialized branding, entertainment bodies and individuals both in Nigeria and in Ghana. Lumen Media International is also the African representative of B&L Enterprise; a Multi Media Company based in the Texas, USA.

Beyond this, Victor Ngumah has received several recognitions in Africa and beyond for his impact in the society. He was awarded the Media/Showbiz personality of the year by City People Magazine during the 10th Anniversary of City People Magazine in Ghana. However the reward for his excelling contributions for a better society is not just in the plagues that dote around the wall, but it is in seeing the less privileged cared for, seeing equity in wealth distribution.

AdvertisementSupporting youths and women build back their economy and social life are some of the projects that fire up his passion. His foundations; ‘Lumen Foundation’, which sponsors and promotes young talents, and ‘Victory Foundation’, which focuses on grass root empowerment, underscore his passion for social security.

A hardworking, innovative and strong team player, Ngumah’s success could be pinned down to good education and hard work. He had his secondary education at the Prestigious Mater Ecclesiae Seminary, Imo State. Subsequently he proceeded to the Redford University College Accra, Ghana where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Given his achievements, Mr. Victor Ihochi Ngumah as one of SBOC Energy Services Limited’s directors is a big boost to improving the already strong dynamism and functionality in the Company.


 

Understanding the Economic Premise of Taxation

By Peter-Claver Onwudike

 

A country‘s tax system is a major determinant of other macro-economic indexes. Specifically, for both developed and developing economies, there exists a relationship between tax structure and the level of economic growth and development.

Taxation CalculatingAccording to the National Tax Policy published by the Federal Ministry of Finance, “tax” is any compulsory payment to government imposed by law without direct benefit or return of value or a service whether it is called a tax or not.

According to Nwoke (1993:1) taxation can be said to be the imposition of an obligatory levy or contribution of an individual or corporate donate by recipient, public authority. Two important attributes of taxation are that the levying authority possess the legal capacity to do so since taxation is a legal policy and it evolves an element of compulsion as opposed to voluntaries.

The bedrock of industrialization and economic development of any country is government revenue. How much of this revenue is contributed by tax? According to Nwoke (1992:12) in all, taxes constitute about (75%) seventy-five percentage of regular government revenue and about ¾ of public expenditure is founded from tax revenue. As a major instrument of public policy, taxation can be used as protective, allocation, and distributive or stabilization instrument. Taxation may be employed to expand, stimulate, restrict, or regulate the economy depending on the direction the government wants to.

One may be tempted to question the rationale behind government intervention in the economy especially the capitalist economy Where the invisible hands of market forces should have been allowed to arbitrate as it deems fit. The simple reason for government intervention is that it’s necessary to bring in some form of administrative control in the economic system. The maker mechanism above cannot perform all the economic functions.

FIRS buildingTax as a major source of revenue in Nigeria content calls for greater attention in both state and federal Government Budget. The tax collected from all sources comes back to taxpayers in form of social amenities provided for them. Income tax has private sector depending upon whether the policy of the government is geared towards discouraging or encouraging such companies. It reduces the net return on investment and decreased balance available for unnecessary private saving.

Taxation is an all-pervading subject which affects the lives of everybody and no major accountancy or legal problem can be satisfactorily sowed without consideration of its tax aspect. Taxation is important to businessmen who enjoy the benefits of these essential amenities provided by the government.  Income tax has its own merits in the personal relief granted to taxpayers. Tax is also used to allocate resource for the production of social goods.

Social goods are goods whose benefits are not limited to the consumer who purchases it as in the case of private goods. Through taxes funds can be allocated or denied in producing certain private goods. These corrections are done through tax policies, tax holidays, and acceleration of capital allowance dating drawbacks excess profit tax.

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