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Ogun Govt Commends Promasidor for Career Guidance Workshop

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The Ogun State Government has commended Promasidor Nigeria Limited for initiating a career guidance workshop for secondary school students, describing it as a laudable effort towards the development of education and youth empowerment in the country.

 

Speaking at the second edition of Promasidor Harness Your Dream programme, organised by the makers of Cowbell, Milk, Loya Milk, Onga, Top Tea and other quality brands, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Modupe Mujota called on other corporate organisations to emulate Promasidor since education and youth development are collective responsibilities of the government and the populace in line with public and private partnership policy.

 

The Commissioner, who was represented at the event, held at African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta, on Wednesday by the Ministry’s Director of Education Support Services, Mr Martins Akinsolu, remarked that most adolescents are ignorant of career choices. “It would not be an overstatement to state that the most bugging problem facing the adolescents of this country is the problem of unemployment and the major cause of this problem is wrong choice of career,” she lamented.

 

In a separate interview, Akinsolu described Promasidor Harness Your Dream as “the first of its kind in Ogun State”, adding that the Ministry would seek further support from the company to enable the over 450 secondary schools in the state benefit from the initiative.

 

The Principal of African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta, Mr Akinjide Johnson was particularly delighted that Promasidor Nigeria Limited had chosen to support the future of Nigerian youths rather than devote resources to sponsor programmes he described as “promoting frivolities.”

 

In his opening remarks, the Managing Director, Priomasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson admonished the students to take full advantage of the workshop in order to achieve their dream goals. Einarsson, who was represented by the company’s Head of Legal/PR, Mr. Andrew Enahoro, described success as not just what is hoped and prayed for.

 

He then explained: “You choose to be successful and work hard towards achieving it. That you are here today means you have chosen to be successful in your future endeavours. What remains is for you to continue to study and work hard to achieve the desired results. Paying attention to the presentations that will be made this afternoon, for me, is what you must do if you are really determined to be successful. Beyond today, however, I implore you to embrace learning as a lifelong process. This is one decision you will never regret taking.”

 

Einarsson said that Promasidor remained committed to education and youth development through such initiatives as Promasidor Harness Your Dream and the Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show, through which the company has promoted interest in Mathematics in the last 20 years.

 

He recalled that Promasidor doubled the cash prizes for winners and runners of the popular TV Quiz programme from this year’s edition, while sustaining the overseas education excursion for the two category winners. “The competition perfectly demonstrates how far we are ready to go in supporting you to harness and achieve your dreams,” Einarsson further said.

 

The focus areas of this edition were “Personnel Management/Emerging Entrepreneurial Opportunities”, “Accounting and Business Management, “Digital Media” and “Information and Communication Technology.”

 

 

Students of Gateway Secondary School, Abeokuta were also in attendance to benefit from the programme.

 

A Corporate Social Responsibility of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the primary objective of ‘Promasidor Harness Your Dreams, is to help public school students understand varieties of career options and guide them along their career paths with PNG staff members serving as resource persons.

 

It is to be held across the country with one edition per school term.

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How Ekweremadu Was Mobbed By IPOB Members

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Ex-Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, escaped being mobbed by members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in Nuremberg, Germany.

A video in which Ekweremadu was physically abused by members of IPOB surfaced online with its credibility initially being questioned.

However, confirming the veracity of the video, his media aide, Uche Anichukwu said that the development took place when Ekweremadu gave a keynote address at an event on Germany.

Ekweremadu, who also gave an account of the event on his social media handle, @iamekweremdu, however, assured Ndigbo and his supporters across the nation that he was safe.

Detailing what happened, Ekweremadu said: “I attended the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nurnberg today where I was billed to give a keynote address along with the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who, however could not make it eventually.

“I was given a resounding welcome by Ndigbo in Germany and everything went smoothly until some men, who identified themselves as IPOB members stormed the venue and began to complain about the killings in the South East, stressing that there would be no Igbo event at the venue.

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“I tried to engage them, but when they became unruly, I had to leave the venue. The organisers also invited the police and I was accompanied out of the venue.

“Much as I am disappointed in their conduct, especially as I am one of the persons, who have spoken up on justice for Ndigbo, the Python Dance, judicial killings in Igbo land and elsewhere both on the floor of the Senate and in my written and personal engagements with the Presidency and the media as well as rallied the South East Senate Caucus to secure Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release with Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe taking him on bail to douse tension in the South East, I nevertheless do not hold this to heart against them, for they know not what they do.

“I have received thousands of solidarity calls and messages from well meaning Ndigbo. I want to assure them that I am hail and hearty. I have also spoken with the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar,” Ekweremadu said.

Meanwhile, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has asked German law enforcement officers to bring to book perpetrators of Ekweremadu’s attack.

While condemning the attack, the socio-cultural group said that the act was disgraceful and an embarrassment to a revered son of Igbo.

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A statement by the president general of Ohazneze Ndigbo worldwide, Dr. Nnia Nwodo, described the action as ‘un-igbo’ and lamented that Ekweremadu who had always been in the forefront of fighting Igbo cause did not deserve the kind of treatment meted out to him by the pro-biafra agitators.

He said, “The assault on Ekweremadu by Igbos in Germany, described as IPOB, is disappointing, grotesque and dangerous for Igbo solidarity. This violent, rude, impertinent, divisive and discourteous style of IPOB or IPOB instigated miscreants is damaging to our cause. It strengthens the case of those who describe them as terrorists and weakens our case against the infringement of our fundamental human rights.

“Ekweremadu negotiated the sureties and securities for Nnamdi Kanu’s release on bail. He does not deserve this picketing and disgrace. A disgrace to him is a disgrace to Igbo race. Whilst I condemn the attack on our revered son and leader, I call on the law enforcement agencies in Germany to bring to book the perpetrators of this despicable act. It is un-Igbo. It is disgraceful,” Nwodo said.

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Another Priest Escape Death In Enugu State

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A Catholic Priest identified as Fr. Chimezie Ani escaped death in Enugu State after he was attacked by gunmen.

 Fr. Ani was attacked by gunmen at Ugwuomu Emene, a suburb of Enugu metropolis, late in the evening on Thursday.
Confirming the attack, Fr. Benjamin Achi,  spokesman of the Enugu Diocese of Catholic Church said the priest escaped his assilants without any injury.
Achi said the gunmen were firing at an SUV jeep when the priest ran into them in his car
According to him, a haul of bullets hit the car of the priest but he escaped unhurt.
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Police Arrest Killers Of Fr. Offu

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The suspected killers of Enugu Catholic Priest, Fr. Paul Offu have been arrested by the police.
They were paraded at the Enugu State Police Headquarters on Friday.
According to the police, the suspects were identified as Ibrahim Adamu (25 yrs) from Taraba State and Idris Tobe (25 yrs).
Three other suspects, Garba Basulugu, Mohammed Lagu and Mojunpan Duna, were said  to be at large.
Fr. Offu was killed in Agbudu, Awgu LGA, Enugu State on August 1.
Briefing journalists at the Police Headquarters in Enugu on Friday, Sulaiman Balarabe, the Commissioner of Police, said two of the suspected killers of Fr. Offu were arrested in different locations at Abia and Benue State.
Balarabe said the police were trailing the remaining three suspects at large.
He said the suspects were also behind the kidnap of a traditional ruler, Igwe Sunday of Agbogugu town and his wife on August 4.
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