August 2019

Nigeria-Africa Award Winning Publicist, Media Strategist and Social Media Influencer, Alex Nwankwo, Popularly known as AlexReports has turned plus one today. Speaking this morning with our reporters who visited him on a brief throwback on his achievements in the last one year, the vocal and vibrant journalist shared some amazing moments. 

As a goal-driven publicist, who is presently the Publisher of Abuja Press, AlexReports and Attention Magazine, Alex Nwankwo has yet remained one of the professional media practitioners in Nigeria and across Africa, who is focused, devoted, dedicated and passionate in delivering excellent and objective reports.

His Agency, Amity Global Network has in the last one year skyrocketted unto heights of perfection, especially in brand promotion, personality profiling and marketing. With loads of national and international awards, Amity Global Networks has continued to make significant efforts to improve client's plights, through best international practices and standards.

Recently, Amity Global Networks unveiled its entertainment brand label, which will be actively dedicated to giving talented artists a platform to expose themselves and be promoted beyond their local dreams. The agency is one that sees ahead of dreams and envisions better parts to achieving it.

AlexReports stated that he was quite grateful to God, for the remarkable achievements he encountered this year. He appreciated his loving wife, Esther Nwankwo, who he recently married, few weeks ago. He stressed that she has been a key encouragement to his evergrowing strenght. Alex also applauded the entire Amity Global Network Team, stating that their hardwork, will never go unrewarded.

With great strength, AlexReports threw words of honour and gratitude to his partners, sponsors, colleagues, friends and family members, noting that, their support will always be remembered in real time.


Today marks the birthday of Nigerian-Germany based reknowned blogger, Stelladimokokorkus, an outstanding media practitioner, one of the most influencial bloggers across world and credited with being a fearless reporter, who has remained undaunted in her unfeigned reports for readers across the world.

As an award winning social media reporter, Stelladimokokokus' platform has attracted loads of high-rated endorsements from international brands, which has continued to improve her networks and readership across impressive coverage. With her timely breaks of news stories and gossip reports, Stelladimokokokus has maintained a lead role in information dissemination in Africa and the world in entirety.

Despite her genius and groundbreaking track records in the media industry, the media luminary is able to manage a happy marriage with lovely and beautiful kids. She has received wishes, prayers, goodwill messages from friends, family member and colleagues to mark this significant day of her life.

In a reaction to the gestures and expressions she recieved, she has thanked everyone for the gifts, messages and prayers. She also expressed gratification to God for his grace and love upon her, stressing that He alone, she owes all appreciations. In her post this morning, she writes, "i am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to wish myself another new year, my story is indeed beautiful; it was a situation of from the pit to the palace and from grass to grace.

Stelladimorkokokus is reknowned brand that plays pragmatic roles in setting agendas through her influencial capacity, media coverage and information distribution ability. She is one of the biggest online news/social media gurus in Africa and world in entirety. She is a writer, a publisher, a publicist and an information monger. In blogging, she has defined a delighful niche for her brand, which has kept her on a relentless pace through the path of success.

After 15 days of intensive competition, the curtain will fall on the 12th African Games tonight in Rabat.
Team Nigeria was conveniently occupying the second spot on the medals table at the close of events on Friday night.
Only two events are yet to be completed.
The position will certainly not change, but there would be additional medals for events not concluded.
Team Nigeria ended Day 15 of the ongoing African Games on a high as its medal haul increased to 126 (46 gold, 33 silver and 47 bronze medals) at the end of proceedings.
Egypt occupied first spot with 102 old medals while South Africa was third with 36 gold medals.
Sade Olatoye was Nigeria’s only individual gold medalist on the last day in athletics as she emerged victorious in the women’s Shot Put. Her first-round attempt of 16.61m was good enough for the gold. It was Olatoye’s second medal of the Games, having won bronze in the Hammer Throw.
In men’s Javelin, Nnamdi Chinecherem won bronze, throwing a distance of 73.24m.
On the track, Divine Oduduru failed to meet the expectations once more as the sprinter once again finished 2nd with a 20.54s clocking in the men’s 200m final.
Nigeria’s other representative, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, was 6th in 21.00s. Zambia’s Sidney Siame won the race with 20.34s.
Nigeria’s only athlete listed to run in the women’s 200m final, Rosemary Chukwuma, did not take part in her race.
In the women’s 400m Hurdles, Abasiono Akpan rallied her way back into contention as she was able to claim bronze for her efforts. She clocked 57.66s.
Nnamdi Chinecherem won bronze in men’s Javelin, throwing a distance of 73.24m. It is his first senior medal, having won gold at the African junior championship in April.
Nigeria women’s 4x400m made up of the quartet of Patience Okon-Geroge, Blessing Oladoye, Kemi Francis and Favour Ofili combined to run a time of 3:30.32s which fetched them gold.
For the men, they settled for bronze in 3:03.42s.
After her earlier heroics, Ayomide Bello showed how good she is in the C1 200m Women Final of Canoeing. She returned a time of 50.51s to win the event. She also teamed up with her compatriot Foloki to win the doubles in the event.
Nigeria on the last day of action in weightlifting got more medals. Obeyi Joseph was the first to clinch the medal as she settled for bronze in the women’s +87kg (245kg), Snatch (105kg) and Clean-Jerk (130kg) classification. In the same vein, Olawale Barde won bronze in the men’s 102kg (343kg), Snatch (158kg) and Clean-Jerk (185kg).
Also, Tijani Abdul secured bronze in the men’s +109kg (323kg), Snatch (180kg) and Clean-Jerk (143kg).
Finally, Nigeria scooped two gold and two silver medals in weightlifting. Daniel Amaas proved too strong for The Gambia’s Mbal Cumba as he edged him 3-1 to win gold in the men’s Freestyle 65kg Finals. Also, Emmanuel John pipped Sami Mustapha 3-1 to claim gold in the men’s Freestyle 74kg final.
Soso Tamurau lost to Egypt’s Hosam Meghany 3-1 to win the men’s Freestyle 97kg final, while Ebikewemimo Wilson was overpowered by Algeria’s Abdelhak Khebache in the men’s Freestyle 57kg final.
On a rather dissaponting note, Nigeria’s wait for a first gold medal since 1973 in the men’s football event continues as the Flying Eagles, who represented the country, lost to Burkina Faso 2-0 in the final.
Nigeria also finished second at the last edition of African Games in Congo Brazzaville albeit with 47 gold medals.
Succour may soon come the way of flood victims in Bauchi State as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of the sum of N800 million for flood rehabilitation in Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The disclosure was made by the state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed while addressing people of the area at the bank of Jama’are river, saying that the fund was approved under the ecological project of the Federal Government.
The governor also requested the federal government to look into the possibility of providing a dam in Jama’are under its water resources strategy as part of measures to avert re-occurrence of over flooding in the area.
Bala Mohammed therefore cautioned farmers in the area against farming along the water ways in order not to be affected by the flood.
The acting Head of Administration, Jama’are Local Government, Alhaji Bala Hafizu, had earlier said that over 100 farmlands, worth over N100 million have been affected as a result of over flooding.
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed visited Jama’are Central Market to assess the extent of the damage incurred during the flood disaster.
While assuring the affected victims for immediate government’s intervention, the governor expressed gratitude to the people of the local government for their support to his administration.
Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has inaugurated the community development tree planting to encourage tree planting in the neighborhood.
This development is targeted to plant an additional one thousand trees to complement those planted early in the year to meet the target of planting 10 million trees by year 2020, towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal of ensuring.
Speaking at the event which took place in Ikeja recently, the General Manager, LASPARK, Mrs Bilikis Adebiyi Abiola, noted that aside from the beauty that trees add to the environment they also produce oxygen that we need to keep us alive.
Bilikis lamented that walls and signboards, among others, have replaced the existence of trees in the environment.
“Aside from planting trees in your various homes purposely as demanded by this programme, each of you could personalize the planting culture, for instance, as community leader and citizens of this state, you could plant trees to mark occasions,” she said.
Six people were confirmed dead and 24 others, including children, injured on Friday when two commercial buses collided along Isara – Ogere stretch of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway.
The accident which involved a Toyota bus with vehicle number ABC932XJ and a Mazda bus with vehicle number FST820XD, occurred when the Mazda bus veered off its lane and collided with the Toyota bus coming from Abuja.
The Route Commander, Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe, attributed the fatal crash to “excessive speed and wrongful overtaking.”
Okpe added that the Mazda bus travelling from Lagos perilously left its lane while overtaking another vehicle and collided with the Toyota bus coming from Abuja which was travelling on the opposite direction of the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.
She stated: “A total of 30 people were involved made up of 19 male adults, nine female adults, one male child and another female child.
“The people injured in the crash were 24 comprising 16 male adults, female adults, a male child and a female child.
“Unfortunately the crash led to the death of six people made up of three male adults and three female adults.
“The FRSC rescue team rescued 11 injured victims and took them to Victory Hospital Ogere, six other victims were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OSUTH) Sagamu.
“Seven other victims were taken to Idera Hospital Sagamu for medical attention.”
The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the death of Terhemen Tyavbi during a scuffle between its Special Anti-Robbery Squad and motorcyclists in Kwande Local Government Area.
The spokesperson of Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Makurdi on Friday.
She said the motorcyclists tried to stop policemen from arresting two persons in possession of illegal arms.
Anene said Tyavbi and Ishima Iorhemen, who sustained gunshots injuries during the scuffle, were immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment.
She explained that while Tyavbi died at the hospital, Iorhemen was responding to treatment.
The spokesperson denied that there was deliberate shooting of any person by the policemen.
Newsmen report that the victims hail from Liev 2 council Ward, Ikyuravya District in Kwande Local Government.
The Ondo State government has been commended for prioritizing the welfare of pensioners by paying over N4 billion arrears of gratuity owed pensioners by the immediate past administration in the state.
Members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Ondo State chapter, led by its chairman, Chief Raphael Adetuwo, gave the commendation during a courtesy visit to the state Head of Service (HoS), Mr Dare Aragbaiye, in his office in Akure.
He also said that the state government has not defaulted in the monthly payment of pension to its members since the inauguration of the Akeredolu led administration in 2017.
Speaking on behalf of the union, its Secretary, Comrade Akin Sunday, appealed to the state government to commence the implementation of the approved 33 per cent pension increase for pensioners, which their counterparts at the federal level have been enjoying since 2014.
Comrade Sunday equally enjoined the state government to increase the allocation for the payment of gratuity to pensioners at both the state and council levels in order to enhance prompt payment of gratuity to workers immediately after their retirement, lamenting that so many of the retirees have died before the payment of their gratuity.
In his response, the state Head of Service, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye, charged pensioners to join hands with the state government to block all leakages of pension fund, and to alleviate the plight of their members in the state, by exposing all those who engage in collecting the pension of the dead pensioners.
Mr Aragbaiye said members of the union should desist from colluding with serving officers of the government who are extorting money from other pensioners for the purpose of facilitating payment of their gratuity, saying that the state government would no longer tolerate such corrupt practices in the system.
He said: “l know that when people are retiring, they contribute money to give officers to process their gratuity and pension. This practice is ungodly.”

The political fight between the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and Senator Shehu Sani in the 8th senate has taken a new dimension as the two politicians engaged themselves in a war of words.
Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna State Governor, has thumped out his chest for kicking out Senators Shehu Sani and Uthman Hunkuyi from the mainstream politics of the state.
El-Rufai, who said Sen. Shehu Sani is now a blogger, also disclosed that Uthman Hunkuyi has relocated to China as he has retired them from politics.
The governor disclosed this when the Kpop Ham, Malam Danladi Gyet Maude paid him a courtesy visit at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House in Kaduna.
el rufai accused the two politicians of not giving the people of Kaduna State the opportunity of getting the loan that will help in improving their lots.
The governor told the Kpop Ham that his appointment of Ham people into sensitive positions was based not just on merit, but competence.
In his reaction through a statement on Friday, Senator Shehu Sani also said, he was pleased to reduce the height of the Governor from dwarf to a leper who was rejected by the Governors forum.
Sani said he has no apology over the statement, adding that it is in response to a statement credited to the Governor who claimed to have turned him to a blogger.
The statement read: “My attention has been brought to a statement credited to the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam el rufai, whom he claimed to have “turned me to a blogger and exiled Hunkuyi to China.
“I’m pleased to have reduced the height of el rufai from a dwarf to a leper who was rejected by the Governors forum.
“el rufai, I’m not responsible for removing your name from the entourage of those who travelled to Japan with Mr. President after wasting your three days in Abuja. Eat Yahuza Suya since you missed the Sushi.”
He berated the governor for dissipating energy only on his Presidential ambition while his state is under the siege and control of kidnappers.
“Mr el rufai, face the President’s men who threw away your list of ministers and threw out your luggage from Japan trip.
“He is still obsessed with world loans and using it as an excuse to justify his incompetence while his counterparts in other states are busy commissioning and executing projects.
“Since you are still angry for not getting the loan, I can help you with some high heeks shoes to increase your height,” he said.
The governor also lamented that people misunderstood him even when he gave sensitive appointments to non-indigenes.
“We care about capacity, competence and commitment to service. All the people appointed by us are strictly and basically on merit.
“If we used politics, no one from Jaba local government will be appointed by our administration because of the poor results of the elections results,” he said.
He thanked the Kpop Ham for giving Kaduna State quality individuals for appointments, saying that, only Zaria and Jaba local governments have the highest number of people appointed to sensitive offices in the state.
The governor promised to see to the request of the Ham people in order to enhance their well-being and improve the lot of the people of Kaduna State, especially those in the rural areas.
The Kpop Ham, Malam Danladi Gyet Maude, while speaking, expressed pleasure to the governor for appointing many Ham sons and daughters into various positions of authority in the state.
He called on the governor to as a matter of priority, help in completing various projects in Ham kingdom which had been left uncompleted.
According to him, “Ham people are not thinking of political party as those with me here are from different political party but we are here to show our gratitude.”
Queen Of Aso Nigeria 2019 Crowns Miss Nnamani Ozioma Peace As Winner, Others In Magnificent Event Turnout

The Grand Crowning and Award Event of the 2019 Queen Of Aso Nigeria pageant was quite glamorous, entertaining, honourary, prestigious and interestingly meritorious. The event was held at NAF Conference Center on Friday, 23rd, August 2019.

As most anticipated, Queen Nnamani Ozioma Peace, a 23years old graduate from Enugu state was crowned Winner of the prestigious Queen of Aso Nigeria 2019. She has shown incomparative disposition of intellectual vigor and exceptional beauty; this amongst others may have earned her the prestigious crown.

Other runner up winners are Miss Chika Nerita Ezenwa, as Queen of Aso International 2019, FCT Delegate, Miss Anita Chijioke Queen of Aso Tourism 2019, Abia State Delegate, Miss Bianca Iheijere, Queen of Aso Ambassador 2019, Imo State Delegate, Miss One Daitem Micheal, Queen of Aso Culture 2019, Akwa Ibom Delegate and Miss Aliyu Victoria, Queen of Aso Unity 2019, Kogi state Delegate.

The Project Director of Queen of Aso Nigeria, Amb. Desmond Agboola congratulated the crowned winners of the 2019 edition of Nigeria's most influential beauty pageant, stressing that the event was indeed successful and was established strictly on merit and excellent performance.

The show also witnessed the guest performance of top-rated Nigeria Premium Disco Jockey, DJ Barbie, who was honoured and recognised for her impressive devotion and creative craft in the entertainment industry, as well as the impressive displays by participating Contestants who thrilled the crowd with their runway atires and demonstrations.

Still stressing on the outcome and success of the event, The Project Manager, Mr. Kingsley Agboola appreciated everyone who made out time to grace the occasion. He also thanked partners, pageant organisers, media outfits and alot more agencies for supporting and ensuring that Queen Of Aso 2019 was indeed a success.

However, Queen of Aso Nigeria Pageant has over the years crowned high profile queens, who have done outstandingly well in delivering the required mandates of their crowns. The event has also recorded significant successes and have made great impact in youth empowerment.
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Ned Nwoko Gets Laud Ovation As He Arrives Delta State With Soccer Stars Project Team

The Grand Patron of 60Goals Soccer Stars Project, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko has received an impressive ovation from the Airport, as he arrives Delta State ahead of the Screening Exercise which commences tomorrow 29th August. He arrived in the retinue of Foreign Coaches and Nigeria Legendary Footballer, John Fashanu.

The Delta State Screening Exercise of 60Goals Soccer Stars Project will be held at Asaba Township Stadium, as over 20 Teams from different parts of the state are set to participate in the screening exercise, where they will be drilled by foriegn coaches and professional soccer consultants.

Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation is committed to the success of the project in Delta State, as it is doing every thing possible to support, promote and encourage the soccer talent scouting initiative. In view of its comparative interest in youth empowerment, Hon. Ned Nwoko has remained devoted to sports initiative that will encourage youths across Nigeria.

According to the National Coordinator Ms. Jane Ndubuisi, a Licenced Intermediary FIFA Agent, she expressed joy at the reception they received on arrival to Delta state. She also noted that the Delta State Screening Exercise will surely be a success, especially with the impact and input of the Grand Patron, Hon. Ned Nwoko.

The Screening Exercise of Soccer Stars Project which kicked off in Lagos was quite impressive, with over 350participating Footballers, 22Screened players and international endorsement deals for 9players. However, the team is hopeful that the Delta State exercise will also record fruition.
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Amb. Rachel Bakam interviews the Vice President of Liberia and receives Legendary Peace Award in Liberia

Ya-hello-oooo (Yes that's how to say hello in Liberia)����������Yes Tv Amazon Amb (Chief) Rachel Bakam aka Rachel the PIPER keeps leaving great trails behind her as she builds a powerful media career. Just recently, amongst her numerous globetrotting destinations, she added Liberia to the long list.

Travelling along with her long term Editor per excellence Friday Onwe on a barter deal with Airpeace, This trip came about As a result of an award she was to be accorded at the Golden Image Award which was THE LEGENDARY PEACE AWARD put together by amiable and the great Liberia's Cultural Ambassador Julie Endee. Knowing how Rachel knows how to kill many birds with one stone, she didn't only receive the award, she ended up holding an Exclusive interview with the Vice President of Liberia Her Excellency Chief Dr Jewel Howard Taylor.

Then she experienced and covered the big celebration of Liberia's 172nd Independence Day. That wasn't all; She interviewed a renowned Liberian Senator His Excellency Sir Joseph Saah the Senator in charge of Montserrado County. Then she also attended and covered the launching of Liberia's Ministerial complex, the launch of a factory and so many events along with the President His Excellency Dr George Manneh Weah. That wasn't all, she also interviewed the former Liberian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Wesley Johnson and her Co-Chief in Ibagwa Nike Eze Okwe Kingdom in Enugu State, the wife of Former Liberian President His Excellency Charles Taylor, Chief Tupee Taylor (who was a great host on her visit and stay in Liberia) then she ended the day at The Nigerian community in Liberia made up of mostly Igbos and their businesses.

During this trip she also made some nice Liberian friends including Robena, Sharon, Denice and Delarue. She will go back to Liberia to interview the President soon. You can catch all these on her multiple award winning television programme Rachel the PIPER which shows 6pm every Saturday on AIT.

CONGRATULATIONS AMBASSADOR. Keep trailing the blazes and making Nigeria proud
Osinbajo, Abba Moro, Igbinedion, Regina Daniels, Alexreports Speak At Human Trafficking And Child Abuse Campaign In Abuja

In view of the disturbing national challenges of Child and human trafficking in Nigeria, Mariam Yusuf Foundation in partnership with National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP), have hosted the "Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse", held at Merit House, Maitama, Abuja.

It was well attended by the distinguished presence of hign profile personalities, which includes the presence of special Guests in the persons of Senator Abba Moro , Ambassador David Bala, Mr Mantu and Mr Salis Abdulsalam

The four days national event and awareness campaign commenced with a TV/Radio Tour on the 20th of August, which was followed by a Road Walk Campaign on the 21st and was concluded with a Seminar which was held yesterday.

Some notable speakers spoke on the theme, "Curbing The Menace Of Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse in Nigeria", as they spotlighted issues that surrounds the disturbing situation of trafficking in Nigeria. The notable speakers are, DG. NAPTIP, Barr. Dame Donli, Kiki Osinbajo, Actress Regina Daniels, Osasu Igbinedion, White Nigerian, Moses Siasia, Mr. Salis Abdusalam and Pastor Deborah Omale.

It was quite an educative and inspiring event, especially with the encouraging and informative presentations by speakers at the summit. The event also had professional panelists who threw interactive questions for fact clarifications at the speakers. Some of the Panelists at the Campaign are Amb. Alex Nwankwo, Mohammed Jamal, Chuks Chyke, Dapo Adeshina, Queen Irene Onwuka and Amb Daniel Obadini. It was quite a timely and educative project.

It is an initiative of Mariam Yusuf Foundation, which is founded by Her Majesty, Ms. Mariam Yusuf, an Ex Beauty Queen, who has overtime remained commited to the advancement of humanity through her humanitarian projects and awareness campaign.

In a reaction, Ambassador Kingsley Amafibe, the President Peace Ambassador Agency who powered the event delivered a vote of thanks, congratulating Queen Miriam Ashley for such an inspiring initiative on human trafficking in Nigeria. On the other hand, Mariam Ashley Foundation congratulated the Awardees for their impact and well-deserved honour. She also applauded the Panelist for their intellectual inputs towards curbing the menace of Human Trafficking in Nigeria.