25 September 2016

SUGAR DADDY:Actress Offered Words Of Advise To Ladies


Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari, has offered words of advice to ladies who go after sugar daddies due to the financial gains that comes with dating one.

Instead of doing this, the actress thinks the ladies concerned should be patient and focus on a young man with a determination to succeed.

Buhari, who is a mother of twins shared her thoughts in a post on Facebook.

“Forget about these old men called sponsors, and build a future with that brilliant determined young man who is after you.”

“He might be poor today but he won’t be poor forever. Build wealth with your own man.” “Don’t die over material things, sponsors will bless you with gifts, diseases and curses."

"Better things are yet to come. Some died of AIDS just because of Iphone 4; little did they know that we will have Iphone7.”

“Sponsors will waste your youthful years and you will miss the chance of getting married to a man that will make you a Mrs. It’s very true there will be more to life, to the wise ladies, think about this piece.”

The actress is known for her appearances in the movies, "Heart of Men" (2009), "Beauty and the Beast" (2009), "Holding Hope" (2010) and many others.

ABIA CPS; "Relocation of electronic market to Aba mall is for greater good"


The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor of Abia State, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos, has assured Aba business community that the planned relocation of electronic and technology market from St Michaels to Aba mall at Osisioma is for the greater good of all Abians and visitors.

Speaking exclusively to Factnewsonline during an interview, Mr Appolos noted that the government is making efforts to ensure that Aba has centralised modern markets for different business segments. He pleaded with traders who were affected by the relocation, especially those at st Michaels and its environs, to understand that the government is not out to ruin their businesses but rather working with them to improve their businesses and Aba urban environment.

"It is not always a pleasant experience to be moved from one location to another. It is not also a good experience that residential areas have been converted to markets. We understand that the kind of trade done at St Michael's is essential to the technological advancement of the state but things need to be done in the right way to sustain the benefit to all concerned. The traders must understand that the government is not out to ruin their businesses but rather to improve it. The relocation might not be what they want now but in the long run they will appreciate what the government has done"

"We do not want Aba to be littered with markets every here and there. We assure Abians, most especially those affected by the relocation, that Aba will take a new look and shape by the time we are done with our plans", he said

When asked what the government is doing with regards to the bad state of Faulks, Port Harcourt, Ikot ekpene and other strategic roads in Aba, he confirmed that the government is aware of the current state of the roads and is already mobilizing resources to ensure that they are fixed in a lasting way to support commercial activities for many years.


"The state of Faulks road is bad and the government really shares the pains of our people. We appeal to them to for understanding with the government.

"Faulks road was awarded to Setraco in June. What delayed the commencement of work was the attempted coup we experienced recently.  We had already completed talks with the bank which was to fund the project and flagged off the reconstruction before the court induced political crises that made the bankers and contractors to develop cold feet because of political uncertainties.

"The good news now is that before the end of this month, Setraco  will be on site, the funding issues have been settled. Setraco will remain on site until the job is completed. We therefore urge Abians to go there and take pictures of the road and keep because by the time the project is completed, they won't recognize the new Faulks road.

"Work will also commence soon at Portharcout road. The arrangement with African development Bank and the Federal Ministry of work is being fine tuned and perfected.

Regarding Ikot ekpene road, we shall do a palliative work to make it motor-able for road users. In addition, there is a plan to construct a 7.5km detour road that will link Abia to Akwa ibom before the next one year. As you are aware, Ikot Ekpene and PH roads are federal roads but to ease the pains of our people, Governor Ikpeazu has approved the construction of a state road to provide alternative route to Akwa Ibom State."

Speaking on what the government is doing towards diversifying its sources of revenue and income, Mr Appolos informed that "a lot is currently ongoing in the agricultural sector, same also with the trade and investment sector. But most importantly, we are encouraging Abians to think Abia. It is our duty as the government to provide infrastructure and security. We encourage Abians to think home and invest. When Abians who have businesses outside the state decide to have at least a branch of their business in Abia, more Abians will be employed and that will translate to increased IGR and lower security expenses."

"Often times we make references to Anambra state and their healthy economy. What many don't know is that every Anambrarian who is in business has a branch in his state.

"Luckily for us here in Abia, we have a governor and a government that is committed to upgrading of infrastructure. We urge Abians, both home and abroad, to think home."

He also disclosed that 10 tailors from Abia will shortly be going to Vietnam to understudy mass production processes in cloth making.

"By next month, 10 tailors from Abia will be going to Vietnam to understudy the processes in industrial cloth making or tailoring. When they return, the government will provide them with soft loans with which they can set up their enterprises. They will pay back the loan after an agreed period of time."

~Factnewsonline.com


Fun, excitement, thrill of 2016 Africa fashion Week London

It  was a two-day fashion blast at the 6th edition of Africa Fashion Week London, which held at Olympia West between September 9 and September 10. AFWL is a hub for fashion lovers who grace the show
to buy, window shop and watch the catwalk. With over 40 exhibitors, it was an array of exquisite designs from African designers.

Trendy beaded luxury handbags, kente and ankara bags, crafted hand made jewelry, danshiki fabric, shoes designed in African prints, skin and hair care products for Africans were on display from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Togo, Tanzania and of course, the Carribean.
Aside these exhibitors, Bank of Industry (BOI) and Nigeria Export Promotion Council also had a unique stand. Maureen Ideozo
representing NEPC addressed the audience on the objectives of the council.

The fashion parade featured about 50 designers. Tina Ugo, creative director, Didi Creations kicked-started the parade with!eight collections of exquisite flowing kaftans as well as her bling cocktail purse and!handbags. DaViva designers, McStell and Nipo Skin also thrilled the audience with
their fabulous designs of evening, casual and formal wear, all designed with DaViva fabrics. Anyo, Elvineohlala, Emporium Line,
Sly Monay also captivated the audience. The climax of 2016 Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) was the second day of the event. The wife of Nigeria’s Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo and wife of Ogun State
governor, Mrs Olufunsho Amosun got to the venue about 3pm and were ushered into the VIP section of the hall . Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, founder of AFWL led her team to watch the second parade scheduled for
4pm.

Ceaser Couture thrilled the audience with its checkerboard prints jackets. Nigerian designer, Signature Secrets also wowed the audience with her ankara tops jazzed up with stones and multi-coloured patterns.

She simply defined the theme of her designs as Fashion against women
trafficking. Laura Jane had exquisite ankara shirt dresses suitable for the office and which definitely would make you stand out. Lady Biba’s structured bags also hit the runway and August had on the runway, sexy
dresses and pants for upwardly mobile women. Also, the Lead designer for AFWL 2016, Tanzanian Mustafa Hassanali’s designs were spectacular.


This year’s designers played up mostly diverse African prints. Danshiki no doubt is the rave of the moment in the fashion scene abroad and many designers had their designs in this unique print. Chiffon blouses, lycra, floral prints, silk slip dresses, silhouettes, laces, silky dye were highly
significant at the show too. Mrs Osinbajo, in the interlude at the end of the second show briefed the audience about her charity, Step- up Skills Acquisition Training Project, which was created to empower women in Nigeria.

~Sun News

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Ikpeazu Pledge To Reposition The National Agency For Mass Literacy In Abia


Umuahia — From the National Agency for Mass Literacy, Adult
And Non-Formal Education on Friday came a startling disclosure
that 11 million children are out of school nationwide.

Its Executive Director, Professor Abba Abubakar Haladu, who
made the disclosure during a visit to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in
Umuahia, Abia State, decried the country's dismal mass literacy
record.

He commended the governor for his efforts towards curbing
illiteracy, urging him to equip the state's mass literacy agency for
optimal performance.

Haladu congratulated the state for topping the table in the West
African School Certificate (WASCE) examinations in the last two
years. He also lauded graduands of the state-owned university in
Uturu for excelling at the Nigeria Law School examinations.

The governor, describing education as a catalyst for social
integration and religious tolerance, restated his commitment to
reposition the agency for better delivery.

Ikpeazu, who was a university lecturer, traced the high crime rate
in the country to bad governance.

Ryan Onwukwe Nigerian-American goalie longing for Enyimba


ONWUKWE is a Nigerian-American soccer player or footballer from Crystal, Minnesota (a suburb outside of Minneapolis).

Also a college graduate with a degree in sociology. He is a hard working individual who is driven by his love of the sport, “which helped me stay focused and on track in life as well as obtain a college degree. I have been playing soccer since I could walk. This is because my father is a Nigerian. He grew up in Aba in Abia State.

Although I grew up in the U.S; my Nigerian roots have been present since the day I can remember. Growing up, I always imagined myself playing on
the Nigerian national team because I identify as an Igbo boy.

That is how I learned the sport growing up in the United States. Many of my teams I grew up playing for until I was in my teenage years were also full of other African players.

Typically, Liberians due to there being a very large community. Growing up, I was heavily involved in Umunee Cultural Association, which is based out of Minnesota. It is an Igbo cultural group that strives to maintain our cultural heritage within the youth who reside in the United States. I grew up
dancing Bende War.

The 2016 Nigeria Premier Football League season has been a rough ride for Enyimba International Football Club of Aba as they surrendered their title even before the last round of matches of the season and they equally crashed out of the group phase of the 2016 CAF Champions League in a
spectacular fashion along the way by winning just a match and coming third behind Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Zamalek of Egypt. Of course, so many people including Ryan Ubachi Onwukwe-
Nigerian-American goalkeeper-were pained by the unexpected
flop of the two-time African Champions so much so the guy
based in Sweden has offered to help the Peoples Elephants!return to winning ways as soon as possible reports MORAKINYO ABODUNRIN.

“Right now I’m looking to find some teams to go on trial with in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL),” Onwukwe who is currently with Ånge IF told The Nation. “Right now, I’m just finishing out the season with my club in Sweden; four games left and then I’ll make the next move.

“I would love to play in Nigeria for some time and live there!as well considering much of my family is there; I think it would be a great experience and I will grow as a player, but, more importantly, as a person.”

A year ago, Onwukwe had expressed a long-term ambition to play for the Super Eagles and he believed coming down to ply his trade in the NPFL would further help his cause, revealing that Enyimba had always been a team dear to his heart.

“I would be honoured to play in the NPFL,” insisted Onwukwe who turned 24 on August 17th. “My aim is to come there (Nigeria) next season; I’m currently playing in the 2nd division in Sweden but I’m excited to try and make this step in my career.

“I signed with Ånge IF after going on tour with Bridges FC and playing second tier in the Danish league; I’m using my time here to improve on specific things that I want to fine-tune in order to get me to the next level. I am only signed until the end of the season, which is mid-October.”

A huge admirer of former Nigerian internationals including Austin Jay Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu, Onwukwe said he had long desired to come down to his roots in order to contribute his quota to its development: “I’ve thought about playing in Nigeria for a long time – probably since I was in
high school – but I never really took action and nothing necessarily materialised.

“I consider myself a young Nigerian, and would like to spend a significant time of my life in a country that I call home but that has never necessarily been my actual home.

“Much of my family from my father’s side reside in Nigeria and I would love to become better aquatinted with them as well as with a beautiful country that my bloodline is from.

“I’ve recently done some investigating myself, asked fellow players about the NPFL, looked into the league, and followed it. I feel it could be a great place to help me grow as a player and potentially be noticed by the national team if I am performing and deserving of being noticed.

Reminded that the NPFL is not for the faint-hearted, Onwukwe who is a college graduate with a degree in sociology, said he is mentally ready for the ‘rough and tumble’ of playing on the Nigerian domestic football scene.
“Football in general is a tough workforce to be involved in; it is not always fun and it’s a profession, after all,” he explained.

“Anywhere you go is not going to be easy. That being said, I’m a strong-minded individual who has been through some tough things in life myself and when things get hard, I put my head down and drive through barriers.

“I love overcoming low expectations – I consider myself ‘underestimated but unstoppable’ and that’s a quote I live by.

“Being an African in America, my life, as all other minorities, is based around having a tough mentality in order to simply cope, let alone overcome odds with things as simple as graduating from high school, college, etc. I love challenging myself, it’s what gives me life.

“I will never know if I have what it takes unless I put myself in challenging positions, and, in this instance, it would be striving to break into a starting 11 in the NPFL and dealing with the week-to-week mental battles that exist anywhere one takes their career in football especially for goalkeepers,“ he stated.

Speaking further on his likely destination in the NPFL, Onwukwe revealed: “I would love and be honoured to play for Enyimba!FC for multiple reasons. One being that it (Enyimba) is in Aba, the city where my father grew up, and therefore the team that!he supported while growing up. I’ve been familiar with them since I was young. And secondly, because they have a fantastic history and are one of the most, if not the most, decorated club in Nigeria.

“That being said, I am building my career and maybe as I progress as a player I will have more teams that will be reaching out to me to play for them. So Enyimba would be fantastic; I would love to represent the city that my family is from.

“However, I’m not picky, and I want to be somewhere where I can work towards a starting position and be pushing my team.forward. Ideally, I would like to be with a club that traditionally finishes in the top half of the table to help them move their way up and be competing for Nigerian championships as well as African Champions League titles.

“I want to follow the footsteps of one of my role models, my most recent goalkeeper coach, Wael Zenga, who won an African Champions League title with his Egyptian club Zamalek.

Apart from Zenga, Onwukwe equally have admiration for Super.Eagles goalkeeper to the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup, Vincent Enyeama, who quit the international scene after an acrimonious relationship with former Super Eagles’ coach, Sunday Oliseh:

“Of course, I love Nigerian goalkeepers; Vincent Enyeama is a very explosive and exciting goalkeeper to watch. His athleticism puts him as one of the best African goalkeepers of all time and even more so, a goalkeeper in the top rankings worldwide.

“He’s performed phenomenally in the past two world cups, where I studied him as a player and tried to apply his qualities to my game. He also had a stint at Enyimba along with success in Europe.

“On top of being a quality goalkeeper, while I don’t know him personally, he seems to be a humble individual from following him on social media outlets.”

Onwukwe was actually drafted by Ånge IF in the middle of the season as they battle against relegation, hence he secured a short contract that could lead to his departure at short notice.


“That’s what the player’s agency that I’m associated with aims for-short contract,” noted Onwukwe

“They sign players with clubs in a lower division for shorter contracts in order to have them get looks from higher clubs and move their way up. My contract does have a one-year option that allows me to stay if a higher club doesn’t happen to come my way throughout my time here.

“It’s actually better like that in case a higher club or an NPFL team does come to me with a contract I’m then not stuck or bound to the club I’m currently at,“ he enthused. Shehu Dikko, the forward-looking Chairman of League Management Company (LMC) who runs the NPFL, told our
correspondent it would be a welcome development and a huge boost for the domestic game if Onwukwe can walk his talk.

“Yes, why not? It would be great to have him (Onwukwe),”.declared Dikko. “It creates mores global awareness for the NPFL and it shows how we are processing when players that have opportunity to make career in Europe would want to also come NPFL to try the experience.

“Hopefully, many more would do the same and this would show to our players they can still make a career here and only moved abroad at the right time to the right club and indeed right financial terms,” he noted.
Of course, the ball is now in the court of Onwukwe to make good his intention of actualising the dream of playing on the Nigerian domestic football scene.

24 September 2016

Ikpeazu Inspects Refuse Disposal Sites In Abia

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has made an inspection visit to some refuse disposal sites within the Umuahia, the state’s capital.




The Governor said the visit was to ensure strict adherence of the roll-out policy and template for environmental waste management in the state in southeast Nigeria.
He expressed displeasure with the indiscriminate waste dumpsites in the Umuahia metropolis.
Governor Ikpeazu said he had decided to put up an intervention to make the waste disappear, as trucks were already seen carting away waste from the streets.
Also during the unscheduled inspection, he engaged the supervisor of the environmental intervention, Otah Ukariwo, in a conversation on the need to keep Abia Sate clean at all times and to clearly understand if there were challenges.
Governor Ikpeazu promised that the state government would support the effort and put all the necessary machinery in place to realise its goal.
On his part, Mr Ukariwo hinted that they have cleared the debris at the Health Centre road, Zone Nine and other areas.
He assured the Governor of an effective waste management in Ehimiri and the World Bank Housing Estate from 5:00 a.m. local time every Sunday or Saturday.
Governor Ikpeazu also took time out to inspect the road rehabilitation at the New Conference Centre at the Government layout in the state’s capital.

APGA chieftain calls for probe of Abia lawmaker for alleged forgery


A factional chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance in Abia State, Nnanna Ukaegbu, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, over an alleged forgery by the member representing Aba
North/Aba South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ossy Prestige.

Ukaegbu, who had already dragged the matter before the Federal High Court, Umuahia, the capital, said he remains the duly nominated APGA candidate for Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency in the House of
Representatives for the 2015 election and should be so declared and sworn in immediately.

In the petition to the IGP, the APGA chieftain alleged that Prestige lost the Peoples Democratic Party primaries before later conniving with highly placed officials in APGA to smuggle his name into the list of nominated candidates for the election submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission. Ukaegbu urged the IGP to initiate a thorough
investigation into the matter and prosecute the lawmaker if found culpable.

Senator T.A.Orji: A Courageous Leader - By Charles Ajunwa


The recent attacks from certain quarters in Abia State against Senator Theodore Ahamefule Orji, the Senator representing Abia Central at the Red Chamber, are gratuitous. Without glorifying the names of the attackers on this page since they are superfluous, their attacks on Senator Orji give him courage and strength rather than annoy him as could be the aim of the traducers.

He is not perturbed having been representing his constituency very well. Having served Abia State deservingly, the records are there that Senator Orji was not a failure and is not and will never be. He has the much courage to continue to excel, knowing that success is infinitum.

He has taken courage and become whom he really wanted to be.

And this can be seen is the envy of these persons, hence their unjustifiable attacks. Senator Orji is a great leader. Many people know about this fact
while a few who take pleasure in attacking him do not. The later has done everything possible to pin him down, but he has remained resolute.

He has continued to dedicate himself to the service of humanity without envying the achievements of others. He does more than his detractors do not want him to do. These have made the great leader he is.

As a great leader, Senator Orji cares for other people more than people think and has become a mentor to many people who are also improving on their leadership qualities. Senator Orji is not scrawny, but caring.

Mr. Travis Bradberry, a contributor to Forbes edition of January 13, 2016, as if referring to the qualities known of Senator Orji, said: “One of the toughest things for leaders to master is kindness. Kindness shares credit and offers enthusiastic praise for others’ work.”

Senator Orji has mastered kindness even as Bradberry continued: “It’s a balancing act, between being genuinely kind and not looking weak. The key to finding that balance is to recognise that true kindness is inherently strong – it’s direct and straightforward.

Telling people the difficult truth they need to hear is much kinder than protecting them (or yourself) from a difficult conversation.

This is weak.” Senator Orji does not use his kindness in a self-serving manner. Bradberry has said that using kindness in a self-serving manner is weakness and self-serving kindness is very skeletal, bony. Senator Orji, as Governor of Abia State, led without any selfish string attached.

Laden with strength is all he sees as the best way to grow and he has never disappointed. Unlike one other leader that had emerged from Abia State, according to Bradberry, such leader

“mistake domineering, controlling, and otherwise harsh behaviour for strength.”

Bradberry has invariably condemned the opposition against Senator Orji but in his different opinion, saying of their type of leadership: “They think that taking control and pushing people around will somehow inspire a loyal following. Strength isn’t something you can force on people; it’s something you earn by demonstrating it time and again in the face of adversity. Only
then will people trust that they should follow you.”

Senator Orji may not turn back to the voices of traducers pushing for such an attention. One Veronica Roth in – Allegiant – said,

“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth throughpain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better
life. That is the sort of bravery I must have now.”

If anybody thinks that the presence of Senator Orji is blocking his or her way, the person should know that life’s challenges are for people to change, instead of pretending that all is well. One Eric Roth warns in – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay – saying, “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case,!too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it.

 I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

For the opposition against Senator Orji, they should know that he is a man that sticks to his commitments and promises. He is not an untrustworthy leader to people. People have confidence in him. He is a most committed and hard working person leading by positive example. Senator Orji has without doubt shown what real courage is, whereas others think that courage is about a man blackmailing Senator Orji for no just cause. No man would want to be a victim of his life; Senator Orji has shown that he is a hero of his life. As the best of leaders, Senator Orji does not give
excuses, because great leaders don’t. He is simply a courageous
leader!

23 September 2016

Breaking News: Rachael, wife of Bayelsa Gov Dickson gives birth to quadruplets!

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson and family may have to continue in celebration as after many years of childlessness, his wife and First Lady of Bayelsa State, Dr. Rachael Dickson delivered of a quadruplet – a bouncing baby boy and three baby girls.