Showing posts from October, 2021

Eminent People In Focus: Margaret Murray-Bruce @ 95 Speaks Passionately of Secrets Of Her Vibrancy

' If I Were to Return to School, I Might End up Being a Journalist'- Margaret Murray-Bruce A Long-standing Matriarch  If you desire to live a beautiful and healthy life, you may take a few pointers from Margaret Murray-Bruce who in her 90s is as stunning as ever. Her enchanting elegance complements her polished and radiant skin; cutting the image of a woman in her 70s. She is full of life and blessed with a sound mind that recalls with ease past occurrences with acute accuracy. No doubt, the Murray-Bruce matriarch has lived a fulfilled life and raised successful children who are wave makers in their own right. As she turns 95 on October 26, 2021, she shares some episodes of her life with Funke Olaode Her sprawling bungalow in Yaba Area, Lagos is befitting for a king. The cool breeze blows relentlessly from several gigantic trees that dotted the earthy compound. A walk through the living room reveals her charming face which stares back at you in old family photographs, all neatl

Historic 20 Years Telecommunications In Nigeria...Obasanjo, Joda, Ndukwe, Pantami, Danbatta and Adenuga Bag Telecoms Awards

• The legendary soccer icon,Zinedine Zidane was point blank right when he divulged thus:  " It  doesn't matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special" And now,to this end,great rewards are in the offing for most of those who played vital roles in the transformation of telecommunications services in Nigeria in 2001.  The planned rewards will come by way of Awards to Individuals and Institutions and will be the highlight of a One-Day Summit slated for Thursday October 28, 2021 at The MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.  The One-Day Summit being organised by Compact Communications Limited and endorsed by the  Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is in commemoration of 20 years of the transformation of telecommunications services in Nigeria, which saw to the emergence of Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) Networks in Nigeria in 2001.  Admittedly, the emergence of GSM services in Nigeria in 2001 revolutionized how Nigerians see, access and utilize

Nigerian Youths Not Lazy..... Global Early Childhood Educational Consultant, Amara Nwosu aka ABN Speaks on the Way Forward For Nigeria's Youths

A big  stage conference speaker, early childhood educational consultant and the President, Dorcas Generational initiative YLG  ( NGO) in person of  Amara Blessing Nwosu aka ABN last night defended stoutly the strength and resilience of Nigerian youths; insisting that they are not lazy Speaking in an exclusive interview with World  Industry leaders Magazine ( W.I.L) from her USA base ,ABN was most emphatic " I have travelled far and wide and can tell you that the average Nigerian youths are not lady,they crave for success. Detest poverty and are ready to work hard to make a legitimate living " But that aside, we still have a few with not so  encouraging story to tell,they  are the ones giving our country a bad name globally  " My words of advice to them is basically..simple, they should endeavor to be morally strong.  *Advertisements* " They must Stop falling for con men and women who use religion to dehumanize them at early stage of their lives and stop buying every

New Dawn @ Nigeria Railway • Enter the prolific profile of Okhiria....the man who is bringing innovations to the front

Once maligned... Nigeria Railway now a pride to behold  By  Mike Cerutti Osagie Was it not the great thinker and  inventor, Sir Steve Jobs who once stated that " It is only innovations that  can differentiate leader's from followers" Such is the apt way to describe the new dawn of life at the once maligned and disregarded Nigeria  Railway Corporation A recent visit to one of their newly commissioned terminal got this writer  mesmerized and absolutely impressed It spurred me to look again at the man in charge of the corporations • Engineer Freeborn Edetanlaen Okhiria is the  Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Railway Corporation. He  is from the heart beat state of  Edo  and was born in Iruekpen Ekpoma, Edo State He attended Ujeolen Primary School from 1967 to 1972 and Ujeolen Grammar School from 1973 to 1977 both in Ekpoma, Edo State. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc Electrical Engineering) from University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.  *Advertisements*

Global Report: Rosatom supports women’s health and fights “period poverty” in South Africa

• Su pporting   women’s health and fights “period poverty”  in SA Rosatom together with the South African Tourism Ministry and the Russian Embassy to South Africa are providing support to young women from Mpuluzi High School in Mayflower. On October 15, the company held an inaugural event aimed at dealing with period poverty by providing women with personal care products and personal hygiene information. Are you familiar with the term “period poverty?” It is a global sanitation issue affecting millions of females around the world because women and young girls who menstruate are still ostracized. It is estimated that roughly 7 million South African girls on their period often miss one or more days of school, totaling up to 20 percent of the school year, and some drop out altogether. The cultural shame associated with menstruation often prevent women from studying and work. According to UNICEF, 2.3 billion people worldwide live without basic sanitation, making it difficult for women and

AWARD OF RECOGNITION: Africa's Most Outstanding Humanitarian Writer, Mike Cerutti Osagie Pays Glowing Tribute To England Star, Rashford MBE Over New Manchester University Honorary Doctorate Degree

"Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” Kathy Calvin The reigning Africa's most outstanding humanitarian writer of the year in person of Mike Cerutti Osagie has pains a rare glowing tribute to England international footballer Marcus Rashford MBE for receiving the revered  honorary doctorate from The University of Manchester last week, at a special ceremony which took place at Old Trafford. The initial award announcement was made in July last year, but due to the pandemic, an official in-person ceremony and celebration has been unable to take place until now. The prestigious award is for his ongoing charity work and well-publicised campaign against child poverty off the field, as well as his outstanding sporting achievements on the pitch. The accolade is the highest honour the University can bestow and, at just 23 years old, Marcus is the youngest recipient of an honorary degree in the history of The University of Manchester. And in his of