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A non-governmental organization known as "The Juli Foundation", an Organization that has remained undaunted in its focus to empower Nigerian Teens and youths with skills and resources required to develop and compete favorably in the evolving technology-driven global community, has held a Community Advocacy program to celebrate with underprivileged females in Nigeria. The celebrations of TJEF was held on July 24th 2021 at IDP Camp, New Kuchingoro, Abuja.



According to our Reporter, the objective of the Community Advocacy Sensitisation program is to educate women on their rights in the society and how to take care of their sexual and reproductive health in order to stay healthy. The program was themed " Community Advocay on Gender Based Violence, Risk Mitigation, Personal Hygiene, Sexual and Reproductive Health Education for Women and Girls. The program which has been held in several states in the North, had witnessed inciteful deliberations by keynote speakers including Dr. Stanley Cooley, Henrietta Agboja, Ottah O. Ihuoma, Ezepenu Otiki Anyawu O. Joan, and amongst others.

The Program was held successful through the support Emmanuel and Rachel Foundation, a humanitarian Institution created for the purpose of improving the lives of orphans, disadvantaged and indigent children in communities across Nigeria. The foundation has continue to unite professionals who believe in supporting human development through charitable work.



Speaking with the principal executive Director of the Advocacy and Sensitisation Program, she extended heartfelt appreciation to their her partners and Sponsors, she say, "We thank everyone who has been with us and supported us thus far, our sponsors and volunteers. We promise to be better and impact more lives. We are proud of us". She further noted that It has been 3 wonderful years serving humanity and what had ordinarily started as just a thought has grown into something huge, thereby impacting lives positively.












Nigerians, especially small business Owners from across several communities have shared their amazing experiences with the new Elite Solar Kiosk and how it has efficiently improved their lives and businesses. Several of them told our Correspondent that the kiosk have given them more opportunities to do business with security and ease, thereby having better returns on their Investments.


Basically, the modular design which includes corresponding equipment and Solar power, rated to provide all day power and over 10 hours backup after sunset, with facilities for varying SME business has supported the economic structures of so many families within the country. Few days ago, our Correspondent have been engaged in a survey with beneficiaries of Elite Solar Kiosks.

Speaking with one Mr. Jidenna, a Barber, who uses the Elite Solar Kiosk to deliver the barbing services, had described the Kiosks as one of a kind. He told us how he enjoys uninterrupted power from the solar Facilities in the kiosk. He told our Correspondent that it's well-spaced, reliable, secured and most especially efficient. Another beneficiary who is a food seller (Mama Put) and goes by the name Madam Chidera, told our Correspondent that the kiosk has helped her to do business with ease and comfortability.


Another young entrepreneur who is known around Lekki for her Shawarma business and deliveries celebrated the Solar Kiosk innovation as it has enhanced her venture with regards to it's comfort and varieties of functions. Impressive testimony from a unibuja undergraduate Queen Stella who runs Phone charging business and POS said Solar Kiosk is a timely economic mobile office that has helped her in her needs and academic fees, as she employed a lady to run it for her at ease 

Other small business Owners also had a lot of positive things to say that were really commendable about the services they enjoyed with Elite Solar Kiosk and how it has improved their lives and businesses. However, Elite Solar Kiosk is fully-powered by renewable clean solar energy, which provides a smart, inclusive, and data-driven modular platform for standardizing and coordinating sustainable street and community-level retail activities for artisans, Nigerian youths, women-owned SMEs, and persons with disabilities.

The achievements of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) is often unnoticed as silent achievements have been its mode of operation since its establishment as an arm of the Lagos State Fire Brigade in April 1963 with currently 12 Zonal Commands and presence in all the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory. The hard work and dedication of the gallant men and women of the fire service is least appreciated.


The FFS is not profit-driven but rather community-driven, with one mission of saving lives and property . That is why the FFS is resilient in carrying out its activities. While understanding that it is not profit-driven, one can not help but also notice that in 2020 alone, FFS saved N1.351 trillion worth of properties, and 1,110 human lives were also saved from fire disasters. Since the appointment of Dr. Liman Ibrahim as Controller General of the FFS in March 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari, the FFS response has significantly increased, from 2020 to the first quarter of 2021 the FFS received 4,541 fire calls nationwide and the maximum turnout time of the firefighters after receiving an emergency call is 3 Minutes.


The Federal House of Representatives has started the process of amending the FFS act to include flooding, building collapse, air, road accidents, and other emergencies. This comes as been the first responder to emergencies and as a result of the sublime achievements by the FFS in mitigating fire disasters and combating fire emergencies across the country. The bill would provide additional powers for effective service delivery in tackling other emergencies.


The FFS under the leadership of Dr. Liman Ibrahim has exhibited an act of heroism at this period of Covid-19 pandemic by ensuring the decontamination exercise is carried out relentlessly and Professionally. The FFS partnered with the Ministry of Environment to achieve the decontamination exercise. 


A Covid-19 response team was constituted in every state across the nation equipped with well-trained men and women of FFS and representatives of the Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN) and Environmental Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) in handling the chemicals used during the exercise. The decontamination exercise was a huge success and has often been referred to as one of the most successful and effective Covid-19 exercises in the country. 


The good work of the FFS under the leadership of Dr. Liman Ibrahim is still faced with many challenges across the country. The effectiveness of the FFS in different locations across the country is hindered mostly by bad roads, traffic, distance from the fire station to the scenes, lack of proper description of the exact location, attack on trucks and officials.


Dr. Liman Ibrahim, the Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) during his speech to mark the international firefighters' day celebration, a day set aside to celebrate firefighters worldwide after a tragic bushfire in Australia that killed five (5) firefighters in 1999. May 4th of every year is a day to celebrate firefighters worldwide,called on every citizen to show support to the firefighters for their sacrifice in saving lives and property , as attacking the firefighter while carrying out his duties is a disincentive to the fireman. Firefighters dead or alive should be applauded for risking their lives while saving others.


The current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has tremendously supported the FFS. The administration approved a N10.4 billion infrastructure upgrade for the firefighters through the Ministry of Interior headed by the Minister of Interior  Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. The Minister who has been very effective in carrying out his duties since his appointment as a Minister, commissioned the newly procured equipment which includes 20 Newly acquired Life-Support ambulances, 7 Fire Fighting trucks, 44 Fire Fighting engines, 15 Water tankers, and 15 rapid intervention Fire engines amongst other important pieces of equipment to ease the activities of the FFS and to promote effectiveness. A gesture that was worthy of applause. 


With its presence in all 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, more support is still required to ensure the FFS is totally in control of all the responsibilities saddled upon it.

The FFS with Dr. Liman Ibrahim as its head is geared towards achieving its full potential. The Federal Fire Service has never been this visible to every Nigerian. Dr. Liman Ibrahim's proactive response and vast knowledge are unmatched.


 President Muhammadu Buhari has indeed put a round  peck in a round hole with his appointment. The FFS is  taking a fresh dimension in saving lives and property. Nigerians are finally feeling the impact of having a functioning FFS. Nigerians are watching with excitement and keen interest as the Federal Fire Service moves carefully to greater heights.

A leading Governorship hopeful, Philanthropist and Medical Doctor, Dr. Godwin Maduka has been received by Engineer Emeka Eze, a renowned Stakeholder in Anambra state and renowned Public service. The meeting was held few moments ago in Abuja. According to reports, the meeting witnessed several integrated discussions on how best Anambra state can become better and greater.

Our Reporter gathered that Engr Emeka Eze had also during the meeting assured Dr. Godwin Maduka of his support in his Candidacy in the forthcoming Governorship election in Anambra state. Dr. Godwin Maduka had arrived in the company of his Deputy, Sir. Kenneth Ifeatu Obi from Obosi Anambra and Political godson of the Host.

Also present at the meeting was the Director General of Godwin Maduka Campaign Organization, Mr. Bright Nebedum. Our Reporter revealed that meeting was premised on development deliberations on the affairs and especially the welfare of Ndi Anambra. Chief Engr. Emeka is the Former Director General of the Bureau of Public Procurement.

Engr. Emeka is currently Chief Executive Officer of Tabriz Procurement Solutions Limited. He hails from Alor community in Anambra state. In recent moments in fame and support, Dr. Godwin Maduka is indeed a revelation that he is the true choice of Ndi Anambra. He believes that welfarism and infrastructural development is key to the advancement of impact-leadership.

 

What a man and a way to celebrate Birthday!


Every year this noble soul celebrates his birthday in a very unique way;


He gathers Nigerians from different places and varied social status; and feast with them sharing many freebies.

The giveaways include Gift Items, Food Stuff, Educational Materials, Clothing, Skill Up Kits amongst others and most importantly, a copy of the Bible.


This year, he has assembled over 2,500 persons comprising widows, children from the orphanage homes, and youths at the Stanel Dome in Awka, Anambra State.


What's happening today is aside his yesterday's decision to shut down business for a 12 hour praise and worship in which he gave out a Jeep and N10m support to the Choral Group to encourage them; plus a bag of rice to all his staff.

All these, in addition to his special reach out to prison inmates, he does every year to thank God for adding another year to his life.


That's why I describe him in 3 sentences:


1. A man who touch lives;

2. A human that provides solutions;

3. A being that lift others!


God bless you, Dr Stanley Uzochukwu ... Happy Birthday to you, Sir!!!

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The Honourable Minister of Interior,  Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola and the Controller Generals of Immigration and Federal Fire Service,  Muhammad Babandede and Dr. Liman Ibrahim Alhaji, MIFireE, FPA, icca, FCILG are currently in the Republic of Belarus on a bilateral discussion on the invitation of the Minister of Interior Belarus, Ivan Kubrakov.


This visit has availed the Hon. Minister of Interior (Nigeria) the opportunity to discuss matters that will further cement the existing relationship between the two countries.  Issues relating to training and equipment procurement are being  discussed. 

The Controller General Federal Fire Service met and discussed with his  counterpart of  Institute for Emergencies and Safety.


The Hon Minister Rauf Aregbesola has approved  the training of twelve personnel of the Federal Fire Service to undergo training on the operation of hydraulic platform in the Republic of Belarus beginning in September 2021.


The Hon. Minister and the two Service Chiefs of the Ministry of Interior were warmly received and treated to the hospitality of the Republic of Belarus.

The Inspector-General of Police has ordered a review of the allegations against Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Kyari has been accused of being bribed by suspected billionaire fraudster, Abbas Ramon, also known as Hushpuppi, but he denied the allegation.

 
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FIB) had also asked Nigerian authorities to track down Kyari over an allegation that the cop received money from Hushpuppi to help jail his associate.

Spokesman of the police, Frank Mba, in a terse statement, made available to newsmen in Abuja, said the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered an internal review of the allegations.

The statement read, "Sequel to the receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against one of the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Abba Kyari, the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered an internal review of the allegations.

"The Nigeria Police Force reaffirms its commitment to the pursuit of justice and the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.

"Further developments on this case will be communicated to members of the public accordingly."

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has received Contestants of the renowned national Pageant Queen of Peace at her office in Abuja. The Minister of State for FCT met with Contestants of Queen of Peace Beauty Pageant on Monday 27th 2021.


The Beautiful, vibrant and intellectually inclined Beauty Queens and super national Models in the making, were received by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu ahead the forthcoming Grand finale Ceremony of the famous empowerment pageant contest "Queen of Peace".

Speaking during the meeting, the Minister of State for FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, congratulated the girls and assured the Organization of her support towards promoting their vision and capacity, especially in areas of advancing peace in Nigeria and FCT in particular.

In a reaction by the Founder/President of Messengers of Peace, the mother Organization and organising body of Queen of Peace Pageant, Dr. Suleiman Adejo, appreciated the honourable minister for the warm reception they received and notable support she proposed. He however encouraged the Contestants to be committed, focused and dedicated, because they are symbols of national mentorship, especially to the younger generations.


The much anticipated event is holding today by 5:00pm at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sharaton Hotel, Abuja


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The Association of Anambra State Development Union (AASDU) in Rivers State has successfully held it's Exco elections across the 72 Anambra Towns resident in Rivers state, which led to the re-election of Comr. Sunny Chidube for a second tenure of 3years. The election of Comr. Sunny Chidube has attracted lots of congratulatory messages from several people of Anambra state, both within Rivers state and across the globe.


According to AnambraUpdate, the election was indeed free, fair and acceptable by the entire Members of the Association of Anambra State Development Union (AASDU) in Rivers State, as well as Observers. The election was held on the 26th of July 2021. In a statement by a Member of the Media Team of AASDU, he expressed overwhelming praises at the victory of Comrade Sunny in the just concluded Excos Election of their great Union.

He therefore expressed prayerful congratulations to their President, he says "congratulations to my Comrade and President on the his victory as President of Association of Anambra State Development Union for a second tenure in office. My prayers for you is that the Almighty God will use you to reposition our great union into an enviable height and give you the grace to conquer mor grounds  in Jesus name, Soar on my Comrade" he concluded.


Other Exco Members who were elected includes Chief Okey Nwanna as the 1st Vice President,  Chief Alphosus Ofoma, as a 2nd Vice President, Engr. Ejiofor Kelechukwu, as the Gen. Secretary, Obiajulu Odili, as the Assistant Secretary, Chief Chinedu Ofiaeli as the Treasurer, Anadi Onyekachi as the Financial Secretary, Benjamin Muoba as the Assistant Financial Secretary, Engr. Chijioke Uchendu as the Publicity Secretary, Chief Nzelibe Samuel as the Assistant Publicity Secretary, Obi Areh as DOS, Paul Mbanugo as Assistant DOS, Ugochukwu Aniche as the Provost and Christian Ifeaka as the Assistant Provost of AASDU.


Comrade Sunny Chidube was recently nominated as the Action Alliance Party Deputy Governor running mate.

In Enugu State, a young Anambra Billionaire and Entrepreneur, Dr Okechukwu Anthony Ugboma (Agbalanze Ohita) has received the famous Anambra Governorship hopeful, Dr. Godwin Maduka and his Team. Dr. Anthony received them in a warm reception recently at his beautiful mansion located in the coal city of Nigeria.


During the visit, Agbalanze Ohita appreciated Dr. Godwin Maduka, the renowned Nigeria-America Medical Doctor and Philanthropist for taking the bull by the horn to remain committed in his philanthropic and humanitarian activities for Ndi Anambra, stressing that his deeds has gone a long way to support empowerment and development of Anambra state. 

However, Dr. Maduka also took some moments during the visit to lay emphasis on some of his prospective missions and visions for Anambra state. He further noted that the Anambra state will be better and greater again regardless of the unholy politics being played by several parties in the state. 


However the meeting was lovely and filled with several amazing joke both by the Host and the Guests. They also deliberated on key issues of concerns in Anambra state, especially as the November 6th Governorship election approaches. The team brainstormed with Agbalanze Ohita and other young billionaires and are hopeful that their deliberations will yield fruitful returns.










The "Onwa Obeledu" of Anambra State and renowned Engineer, Sir Dr. Josephat Kanayo Okoye, the "Dike Eji Eje Mba of Anaocha" has turned plus one in an amazing and colourful birthday celebration held at Obeledu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, few moments ago in the 24th of July 2021.


The ceremonial birthday celebration of Sir Dr. Josephat Kanayo Okoye was graced with the affluent presence of Dr. Godwin Maduka, a triple Professor of Medicine, a Philanthropist, Politician, Medical Doctor and a leading frontline Candidate in the forthcoming Governorship election in Anambra state.

According to Anambra Update, the arrival of Dr. Godwin Maduka to the birthday occasion of  Sir Dr. Josephat Kanayo Okoye really stirred up a quite loud ovation, as myriads of people expressed overwhelming joy at the appearance of their Governor in-wait. On arrival, Dr. Maduka congratulated the Celebrant who has been a good and close friend over the years.


Speaking with our Reporter, Maduka thanked God for the grace of a new age for his friend and brother, as he wished him more graceful years ahead. They had several photoshoots together, as well as with other guests and specially invited Personalities, who also graced the occasion.

Sir Dr. Josephat Kanayo Okoye was born in the 1940s in Obeledu, Anaocha LGA of Anambra State in Nigeria. Owning up to life as an Orphan at thirteen years, Sir. Dr. Josephat remained commited to success through the earnest support of his elder brother Chief G.U Okoye. He had his Alma mater at St. Paul’s Obeledu and St. Andrew’s Adazi Nnukwu, after which he got admission into the College of Immaculate Conception, CIC, Enugu, and went to CKC for higher school. 


He travelled out of Nigeria on scholarship to the United States of America, where he attended Purdue University in Indiana on scholarship and thereafter had his Masters and Doctorate at California Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering, with specialization in Water Resources. Sir Josephat worked and practiced in the US as a Consulting Engineer with a Consulting and Engineering firm, called Lindson and Juwelts and other firms in San Francisco and Boston, Massachusetts before returning to Nigeria to establish his own firm.