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Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by manchy7531: 11:35pm On May 15
Another Nigerian Victoria Obaze becomes Mayor in uk


Mrs Victoria Obaze, a Nigerian from Imo State made history on Wednesday after she was sworn into office as the first black female Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom (UK).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Obaze’s inauguration on Wednesday is the latest in turn of events that have seen Nigerians emerge as Mayors in their area councils of residence in the UK.

It will be recalled that Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, and Mrs Kate Anorue, both from Anambra State, were recently sworn into office as Mayors of London Borough of Brent and Enfield, respectively.

Obaze who contested three previous councillorship elections in 2010, 2014 as well as 2016 and failed, eventually succeeded in an election conducted on May 5, 2018 in Whitechapel Ward.



She later became the Council’s Deputy Speaker following her nomination by her Councillor Colleagues from where she took over the mantle as Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

A statement containing brief history of Obaze obtained by NAN from her close associate and UK Chapter Coordinator, Ugonwanne Social Club Nigeria Int’l, a Nigerian socio-cultural group in UK, Ms Blessing Chijekwu, revealed that the newly sworn-in Mayor had lived in Borough for over 30 years.

“For Councillor (Cllr) Obaze life is all about service to humanity with diligence. Her political experience started when she was elected as one of the board of directors to oversee the regeneration of her area, the Ocean Estate, in the 1980s.

“The move motivated her to get into politics having noticed that there were no black women in the council chambers and this led her to open a project named Healthy Life Style for Stepney Women, East London.

“The project was funded by local authority through Ocean African Caribbean Association which she and her late husband Chief Evangelist Charles Obaze, co-founded.

“She also established Ocean Saturday School aimed at ensuring school attainment for children, as well as Ocean Football Club through which young boys were able to have residential football experiences with Chelsea football Club.

“Above all, Cllr Obaze loves God with a passion; she is a member of Parochial Church Council (PCC), as well as an Executive Council member at St Dunstan’s Church of England Parish in Stepney.

“She is also a Secondary School governor in Tower Hamlets and a habitual visitor to the elderly and physically challenged in the community,” the statement quoted Chijekwu as saying.


The statement also quoted Lolo Ngozi Nwanze, President, Ugonwanne Social Club Nigeria Int’l as saying that Obaze was chosen as life matron of the club because of her meekness and morality.

“These are the virtues that have brought her to where she (Obaze) is today.”

Obaze who has four children and two grand Children attended West London College and Metropolitan University where she studied Business Administration and Community Sector Management at different times.

She also has certification in childcare which enabled her operate a registered charitable childcare centre in UK named Vicharles Play Centre. (NAN)


https://thenationonlineng.net/another-nigerian-victoria-obaze-becomes-mayor-in-uk/

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by manchy7531: 11:36pm On May 15
Three Nigerians already in the Uk ��, plus one in Canada who from being a Minister of Municipal Affairs in Alberta, Canada, became elected and sworn in as the first black migrant member of parliament.

And guess what? They are all igbos.

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by QueenSekxy: 11:39pm On May 15
Igbo women and progresses. kiss
Everywhere you go, Igbo amaka. kiss

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by QueenSekxy: 11:40pm On May 15
manchy7531:
Three Nigerians already, plus one in Canada
They are Igbos before anything.
4 Igbos/biafrans.

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by mekaboy(m): 11:44pm On May 15
I won't should that igbo Amaka stuff. Nice one...

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by Ume1991: 11:56pm On May 15
Igbo amaka!!! afonja's right now

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by ugo4u: 12:05am On May 16
Them swear for Igbo people with success? which kind thing be this abeg?


Anyway


Igbo Amaka!!!!!
Hausa Amaka!!!!
Yoruba Amaka!!!!

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by ChristianNorth: 12:15am On May 16
Igbo Amaka Yoruba Amaka Hausa Amaka Nigeria Ajoka

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by Masterppower: 12:22am On May 16
Igbo Amaka.


Igbo ndioma...

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by Ooni: 6:57am On May 16
Ibos and domination.

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by dokyOloye: 7:21am On May 16
Biafra amaka.
Zoo ajoka

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by TarOrfeek: 7:24am On May 16
IGBO AMAKA

This woman should send me airtime, I want to reach her. I am an Alfa, and I have not mined skull in a long time.

So I'm currently unemployed.

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by Earthquake3: 7:28am On May 16
Igbos are naturally ahead of others

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by tysontim(m): 7:28am On May 16
Like they say Igbo Amaka in this one.

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by VulgarLee(m): 7:30am On May 16
Afonja amajoka

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by raker300: 7:32am On May 16
5 igbos have gotten political appointments in less than a year outside Nigeria.

Yet the complacent Nigerians won’t let them rule in their “own country”

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by meccuno: 7:55am On May 16
manchy7531:
Another Nigerian Victoria Obaze becomes Mayor in uk


Mrs Victoria Obaze, a Nigerian from Imo State made history on Wednesday after she was sworn into office as the first black female Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom (UK).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Obaze’s inauguration on Wednesday is the latest in turn of events that have seen Nigerians emerge as Mayors in their area councils of residence in the UK.

It will be recalled that Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, and Mrs Kate Anorue, both from Anambra State, were recently sworn into office as Mayors of London Borough of Brent and Enfield, respectively.

Obaze who contested three previous councillorship elections in 2010, 2014 as well as 2016 and failed, eventually succeeded in an election conducted on May 5, 2018 in Whitechapel Ward.



She later became the Council’s Deputy Speaker following her nomination by her Councillor Colleagues from where she took over the mantle as Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

A statement containing brief history of Obaze obtained by NAN from her close associate and UK Chapter Coordinator, Ugonwanne Social Club Nigeria Int’l, a Nigerian socio-cultural group in UK, Ms Blessing Chijekwu, revealed that the newly sworn-in Mayor had lived in Borough for over 30 years.

“For Councillor (Cllr) Obaze life is all about service to humanity with diligence. Her political experience started when she was elected as one of the board of directors to oversee the regeneration of her area, the Ocean Estate, in the 1980s.

“The move motivated her to get into politics having noticed that there were no black women in the council chambers and this led her to open a project named Healthy Life Style for Stepney Women, East London.

“The project was funded by local authority through Ocean African Caribbean Association which she and her late husband Chief Evangelist Charles Obaze, co-founded.

“She also established Ocean Saturday School aimed at ensuring school attainment for children, as well as Ocean Football Club through which young boys were able to have residential football experiences with Chelsea football Club.

“Above all, Cllr Obaze loves God with a passion; she is a member of Parochial Church Council (PCC), as well as an Executive Council member at St Dunstan’s Church of England Parish in Stepney.

“She is also a Secondary School governor in Tower Hamlets and a habitual visitor to the elderly and physically challenged in the community,” the statement quoted Chijekwu as saying.


The statement also quoted Lolo Ngozi Nwanze, President, Ugonwanne Social Club Nigeria Int’l as saying that Obaze was chosen as life matron of the club because of her meekness and morality.

“These are the virtues that have brought her to where she (Obaze) is today.”

Obaze who has four children and two grand Children attended West London College and Metropolitan University where she studied Business Administration and Community Sector Management at different times.

She also has certification in childcare which enabled her operate a registered charitable childcare centre in UK named Vicharles Play Centre. (NAN)


https://thenationonlineng.net/another-nigerian-victoria-obaze-becomes-mayor-in-uk/

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by Shayetet13(m): 8:06am On May 16
All I can say is that the day Nigeria wants to grow and become a great country, they know what to do

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by SIRTee15: 8:07am On May 16
If this is true, she really tried...
That borough has a strong Asian Muslim majority population with an insignificant black population....
I do hope she does something about their poor health n education indices...
It's the worst in London...

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by Warship: 8:10am On May 16
Afonjas won't find this funny ooooo

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by wirinet(m): 8:12am On May 16
raker300:
5 igbos have gotten political appointments in less than a year outside Nigeria.

Yet the complacent Nigerians won’t let them rule in their “own country”

The question is how many non igbos have gotten political appointments in igboland in the last 20 years?

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by Firgemachar: 8:14am On May 16
Congrats and goodluck to her.
All the same, no Lagos rep position for Igbos... tongue
It is forbidden! Eewo!!

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by grandstar(m): 8:15am On May 16
Tower Hamlet's? I thought it was dominated by Bangladeshis.

It's the Peckham for Bangladeshi's. That isn't a Nigerian stronghold. For her to win there is impressive.

If anyone has any contrary views, feel free to let me know. I might be wrong.

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Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by martineverest(m): 8:15am On May 16
congratulations to her
Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by martineverest(m): 8:15am On May 16
Masterppower:
Igbo Amaka.


Igbo ndioma...
smh
Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by martineverest(m): 8:16am On May 16
Ooni:
Ibos and domination.
mtchews
Re: Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK by modestbrowser(m): 8:16am On May 16
wirinet:

The question is how many non igbos have gotten political appointments in igboland in the last 20 years?
How many non Igbos contest for positions in igbo land?

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