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Music/Radio / Singer TY Buoyant Makes Case For Diaspora Artists Ahead Of Single Release by hardynwa(m): 2:23pm On Mar 14
Nigerian artist Olabisi Omokolade Oluwatoyin popularly known as TY Buoyant has said that with what African sounds have achieved globally, the genre deserves more recognition that it has today.

TY Buoyant who is based in Europe said that even when songs from Africa are gaining global recognition, Afrobeat songs made from other continents deserve the same attention and recognition globally..

“Growing up I was listening to a number of artists but the likes of Fela, 2Baba and PSquare really influenced me”

“Their music meant so much and also changed a whole lot globally to give us what we are enjoying today”

“I feel that beyond having a category in the grammys and other awards, we have something specially going on in Afrobeat and I am going to lend my voice to make it louder”, he said.

TY Buoyant has a single titled ‘Hold Me’ set to be released in weeks time and the singer also added that the single will be dropping with the official video.

He said that doing Afrobeat in Africa is different from Europe, but the Afrobeat Globalization mission also means music lovers in Africa will start following and appreciating artists based outside Africa.

“If Afrobeat must be a global brand as we wish for it, it has to be accepted everywhere. We’re just in every part of the world and our music is being played same way and it can only get better”

“Radio stations, the media and awards should also look at artists based outside Africa, we are doing the same and we are also contributing our fair share in spreading the Afrobeat gospel”

“We need people to put in a lot of work like I am doing here in Europe and we will eventually get there"

"I hope to see ‘Hold Me’ take me to a lot of countries and back home in Africa”

“I want to enjoy music like I have done as a kid and I want to also see my mother being proud of her son after putting in all the work to make me a better person”

Politics / March 15: INEC, Nigerians Must Get It Right This Time - Buchi George by hardynwa(m): 1:29pm On Mar 14
International trade and investment promoter Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to avoid issues that marred the presidential and national assembly elections last month.

Buchi George who spoke from Abuja said INEC owes Nigerians a free and fair elections, adding that it is unfair that the most important elections seemed like a testrun for the new technology.

Despite assurances from the electoral umpire, he said that another INEC’s failure will turn the nation upside down, as people are already frustrated by the situation in the country.

"People are already frustrated by what seemed like avoidable mistakes during the presidential elections"

"Nigerians are now at the level where no one can play with their intelligence and we also know what we deserve which is nothing but the best”

He called on Nigerians not to be discouraged by the outcome of the last election, but to go out en masse and vote for those that will make the nation better.

He hailed the commitment of youths in the electoral process, adding that if more youths will vote at the upcoming elections, the outcome will be different.

“Politicians understand how to play around with the class of people who are not enlightened and they have been very okay with the absence of youths in the electoral processes since inception”

“Youths have now taken their place. They have understood where the change they are yearning for will come from and their participation in the Presidential and National Assembly elections turned out to be the game changer”

“I will urge them not to relent because no battle is won in a day, this is the beginning of the statement and come this saturday, it will be completed for this year's episode”, he said.

Buchi George is the president of Globe Chambers of Commerce and Industry, an international trade and investment promotion company.

Politics / What INEC BVAS Should Have Done And Nigerians Will Love It by hardynwa(m): 2:39pm On Feb 27
By Chinedu Hardy Nwadike

Most Nigerians are angry today because of the impact of the INEC's Bimodal Voter Accreditation System BVAS.

The device was so hyped by INEC that even some Nigerians thought God himself would be transmitting the results to INEC headquarters.

BVAS started trending on election day, just as it did at the National Assembly just because some politicians thought it would be difficult for Nigeria to use such a complicated device.

Again that was when the issue started. I think most of these politicians knew what they were doing when they were apparently fighting INEC shadows to make Nigerians think there was something serious coming, but at the end of the day, I ended up on the list of dumb Nigeria.

We missed the ‘ACCREDITATION in the name

Our secret society nature got us here because no one actually explained these things properly to Nigerians.

We had all thought that INEC had brought one device that would eliminate a lot of paper collation, but that was never the case because the device is actually called Bimodal Voter Accreditation System - emphasis on accreditation.

It was simply supposed to accredit and that was, the transmission function to INEC IReV was never too important as we have come to see.

Who got accredited and who voted is not important as long as the result tallies with the actual number of accredited voters. This is the same as when the result sheet was uploaded.

Why upload paper and still write on paper?

BVAS ended up being a case of using an analogue solution to solve a digital problem. I even got tired of downloading documents on my phone.

Do we deserve this kind of stress? The answer is no, but INEC chose that option even when Nigeria is blessed with a countless number of programmers who can do better.

That brings us to the joke because BVAS is actually an android version of what used to be with a slight upgrade.

As someone who can create a simple data collation form on the internet, I think the complication created by INEC in the BVAS is not necessary. The back end for Presiding Officers would have been simpler and more efficient.

It would have been easier with a simple field stating the election (Presidential or just whatever); the state; Local Government Area; Ward and lastly Pooling Unit.

The total number of registered voters in the pooling unit should not be editable and same with the number of accredited voters which should automatically add up as electorates are being accredited.

Should we insist on paper ballots, the number of votes will be entered for each party alongside the name of the Presiding Officer.

Signatures and the result sheets will also be applauded. After clear verification by Party agents, the PO will submit the result with a one time password to the server.

The total number of valid votes will be calculated automatically from votes added to political parties, while the remaining will go to invalid votes. These two fields will not be editable.

It can stay in cache where there is no internet connection, but can never be edited once submitted.

How to avoid paper collation

It is still a big shame that we see papers on National Televisions and funny again that excel sheets are seen as well.

The results submitted by the Presiding Officers are supposed to be arranged in a database that can be exported as comma-separated values CSV or excel sheet.

INEC can have an uneditable backend where these results can be sorted by polling units, wards, LGA, party, etc at the state or local government headquarters.

The printout or what should have been displayed on National TV should simply be a kind of data display interphase, while the public will be able to see the same in a different format or interphase.

Nigeria cannot be this dumb

Smart people and organizations around the world actually do nothing but apply smart solutions in their operations, but we have chosen to fail again.

It is funny to see that calculators are being pressed on our national televisions and that individuals who have been with results for days come on air to see that they have calculated rubbish.

We can do better than this because we have a good number of smart people but the political class believe that if we do better they will be forgotten.

It is showing in many locations as the phrase ‘deliver your pooling unit’ will soon go extinct because no single person owns the unit, but it belongs to the people.

Simple processes like this can restore confidence in our electoral system, but it all lies on INEC and members of the National Assembly who might not want ideas like this to see the light of the day.

My name is Chinedu Hardy Nwadike, I am a media and tech consultant, writing from Owerri, Imo State. chinedu@otowngist.com[i][/i]

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TV/Movies / Screenwriter Stephanie Ihunweze Joins Kidstantic by hardynwa(m): 4:14pm On Jan 31
Kidstantic has announced the addition of screenwriter and actress Stephanie Samuel Ihunweze to their team.

Stephanie who is described as a big addition to the brand will be bringing a lot according to Kidstantic Founder, Chinedu Hardy Nwadike.

He said she is a creative with an outstanding mindset to create issue-based and inspiring contents.

Stephanie Samuel Ihunweze who has previously worked on a number of movie projects, will be taking the role of Story Manager at Kidstantic, where she will oversee the creation and development of stories at the company.

She graduated from the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Anambra State, Nigeria.

She is also a content writer, story telly and life coach who has worked with a number organizations within and outside Nigeria.

She wrote the movie ‘Perfect Marriage’ which won the Best Feature Film Award at the Coal City Film Festival in 2021.

“Stephanie is bringing in her vast experience and passion to our table. She believes in what we are doing and is ready to contribute to our goal of launching to the global community”, Chinedu Hardy Nwadike said.

Kidstantic is a movie production company that discovers talented and 100% unknown kids, groom and turn them into screen superstars who will inspire others in the Africa continent,

Their vision is to create, inform, inspire, entertain, and deliver excellent content to African kids around the globe through creativity and Innovation.

Audition for kids less than 18 years is done via their official website through the link https://kidstantic.com/audition/.

Crime / Police Detain Rape Victim, 3 Neighbours, Free Alleged Rapist In Imo by hardynwa(m): 12:17pm On Jan 27
Blessing a Student of Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, said that officers at the Nekde/Ihiagwa Divisional Police Headquarters in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State detained her and three others neigbours after being beaten and almost raped by another student.

The student who spoke to www.otowngist.com said that a fellow student identified as Ikedi Okoro was trying to force his way on her while also beating her when her neighbours came to rescue her but does not understand why she and three of her neighbours ended up sleeping in the Police cell.

An eye witness said that the victim Blessing on Tuesday evening was shouting of rape from her room when her neighbours at a Lodge in Umuerim Nekede rushed in and found the Ikedi Okoro gripping her to the wall and threatening to deal with her if she screams further.

Blessing said that she had earlier slapped Ikedi when he refused to stop his advances, while Ikedi retaliated by forcefully stripping and beating her.

She said their female caretaker was the first to come into her room before Ikedi then disappeared from the scene.

Her aggrieved neighbours went to Ikedi's lodge, brought him back to their lodge to understand why he wanted to rape their neighbour which led to tempers rising.

During the confrontation according to one of Blessing's neighbours, Ikedi ran away from them and they chased and caught him.

Ikedi gave one of the neighbours who caught him a huge bite on his chest and a fight ensued after.

It took the intervention of the community vigilante to calm. the situation, after which it was handed over to the police the same evening.

Blessing and three of her neighbours were detained while other neighbours were said to have paid Ikedi about twenty thousand Naira N20000 which he alleged was his hospital bills as a condition to withdraw the case from the police station so as to facilitate the bail of Blessing and the others .

The police officers involved in the matter refused to listen to the rape side, saying that Ikedi in his statement said Blessing and her three neighbours were cultists who were attacking him.

Ikedi Okoro the alleged rapist was walking freely inside the police station on Wednesday while the victim and those who intervened for her had already done a night in the police cell.

The four of them were later released late Wednesday on bail with about Seventy Thousand Naira N70,000 spent in the process.

A deeper investigation revealed that Ikedi had told the police officers that Blessing was his girlfriend who he had been sleeping with,, saying that the rape shout was a not only a false alarm but a fake one.

Blessing explained to the officers that her relationship with Ikedi who was in her room where the incident took place, had no sexual activities in it.

She said that no matter how she explained to the officers, they told her she was lying and would have to spend the night in the police cell to learn her lessons.

Despite being bailed without their phones, the four of them were also made to sign an undertaking that they would never go after Ikedi before getting their phones on Wednesday.

Following their release Blessing revealed that Ikedi sent her a text message, telling her he will see to the end of the issue since she had the guts to call her ‘boyfriends’ on him.

Blessing and her neighbours said that despite showing the police the text message, Ikedi still walks free with no invitation or interrogation by the Police officers in that division, especially the officer handling the issue who was identified as Abu.

While at the station on Wednesday, Abu was more concerned about the bail money than listening to the real issue in the matter and every effort to talk with him proved abortive.

In another development, one of Blessing’s neighbours had said that the patent drug store owner who treated Ikedi on Tuesday night had come after them to pay her.

While they revealed that the sum of twenty thousand Naira had been given to Ikedi for that, the drug store owner said that she had no business with Ikedi, adding that they must pay her, else she will go back to the police officers.

The neighbour said that one of the boys who slept in the police cell on Tuesday night had agreed to pay the woman when he gets money.

Listen to Blessing and Neigbour narrate their ordeal


Source: https://www.otowngist.com/2023/01/police-detain-rape-victim-3-neighbours-free-alleged-rapist-in-imo/
Celebrities / I Found My Tune: D77 Hints On Return To Music Industry by hardynwa(m): 6:58pm On Jan 26
Afrobeat singer and producer Dinky Frank Okechukwu popularly known as D77 has said that his return to the music scene will be spectacular.

Now based in Europe, D77 revealed that being away from the everyday business of the music industry was more of a journey of self-discovery in music.

“I was known for a number of things in the industry, especially as a singer and a producer”

“Back in the days, I worked with artists like Duncan Mighty, J Martins, Slow Dog and Ruff Coin Nwaba. The list keeps going”

“I took time off because I wanted to find a new sound that speaks about my identity, especially now that Afrobeat has gone global. I found it and I am coming back soon”, he said.

D77 further stated that his return will be marked with the release of a single which will consistently be followed by other projects.

He said that having taken time to study the industry, it is time for the world to sing his name.

“Spectacle and scintillating”, he said while describing his return and upcoming single, adding that his works will speak for him when they are finally released.

“I’ll have the buzzes and shivers going round from the end of February and we have other exciting activities lined up afterwards”

“It’s been very rough years behind and I am so grateful to everyone who has been here with me.

“A new generation of artists are here, but this is the best time for me to show off the stuff I am made of” he said.

Fashion / Indigenous Queen Imo Get N500.000, As SOP Group Reveal Categories For Imo Unity by hardynwa(m): 11:32am On Dec 13, 2022
2022 Winners of the 2022 edition of Indigenous Queen Imo will be going home with cash price and gift items, worth five hundred thousand Naira.

The pageant also known as the Nwa Ada Queen Imo will also be holding simultaneously with the Imo Unity Award 2022.

Marking its third edition, the organizers said that beyond entertainment, the event will go a long way to pride the much-needed unity and peace in Imo State.

“Our goal is to promote peace and unity in Imo State” “We are also out to promote our reach cultural heritage and the fact that we are on the third edition shows how committed we are to this project” Sampe Obodo who is the CEO of SOP Group said.

Sampe further stated that the event award ceremony which will be recognizing individuals and who have been outstanding in 2022, will have 15 strategically selected categories that covers different works of life.

The categories include:
1. The Best Performance Governor of the year.
2. Best Aspirants of the year.
3. The best Traditional Ruler.
4. The Best Religion of the year.
5. The Best Aluminum company.
6. The Best Filling Station of the year.
7. The Best Bank of the year.
8. The Best Hotel of the year
9. Imo icon of unity of the year
10. The Best supermarket of the year.
11. Imo Best Personality of the year.
12. The Best Press Media of the year.
13. The Best Radio Station of the year.
14. Imo Politician of the year
15.Imo Best Real Estate of the year.

Speaking further on the benefits of participating at the third edition of the Indigenous Queen Imo, he revealed that beyond the exposures awaiting the winners, there will also be cash prices and gifts lined up for them.
1. Queen Imo winner - 250,000 Naira. Worth of cash and gift
2. First Runner up - 150,000 Naira worth of clash and gift
3. Second runner = 100,000 Naira worth of cash and gift, as well as other consolation gifts.

“What we are doing is unique, because the registration free for everyone” “We are expecting participants from the 27 local government areas of the state in what will surely be an epic clash of beauty and brain”, Sampe said.

The event will be taking place on Sunday 18th December 2022 at Swiss International Beland Hotel Hospital Junction, Port Harcourt Road Owerri Imo state.

Event kicks off with red carpet by 2:00pm, with main event by 4pm.

Hotlines for sponsorship and enquiry are 08034739066 or 07030090163

Music/Radio / Video: What Chinedu Said About Kidstantic On Heritage 88.7 FM Owerri by hardynwa(m): 1:38am On Oct 23, 2022
. Working strategically to reach more people, the Kidstantic gospel has been taken to the radio via Heritages 88.7 FM Owerri.

Chinedu Hardy Nwadike was hosted by Blessing Iriaka on Saturday October 22, 2022.

The interview gave the Kidstantic founder the opportunity to speak to more children and parents as they look to have. ore talented children.

After the interview Chinedu Hardy Nwadike said, "What we are doing now is to put the unseen together for us to have a great foundation"

"I appreciate the management of Heritage FM Owerri for the opportunity and support, we appreciate this greatly", he said.

Watch the full video here.


TV/Movies / Not 18+? See How Kidstantic Will Change Your Story, Parents Pay Attention by hardynwa(m): 5:41pm On Oct 10, 2022
Creativity on the side of children has often been seen as God’s gift that can only manifest in adulthood.

Creative children are often forced to suppress that part of them because most african parents favour education over every other aspect of the child’s development.

Parents keep forgetting that at the end of the day, most of these kids struggle and still run back to those skills and talents for survival.

Only few celebrities of today got into their various genres below the age of 18 and Chinedu Hardy Nwadike, the founder of Kidstantic said that this anomaly also means the industry is flooded with people without the calling or clear talent to be there.

“With the economic situation in the country, people are willing to do anything that can put food on their table: acting, dancing singing inclusive and today a lot of people are doings things because it pays and looks easy”

“Most people who do these things today rejected them as kids or maybe their parents did, favouring the same certificate they have set aside for what used to be forbidden skills”, he said.

What is Kidstantic and What will it do?

Chinedu Hardy Nwadike further stated that to ensure that talented kids get the opportunity they deserve to develop their talents, they have put together strategies that will ensure a win-win situation for both parents and their children.

“Imagine having a talented kid genuinely starting early to showcase. Also imagine children being inspired by others like them who are also living in the situation, that is what Kidstantic is all about”

“We have a platform that lets children furge an early screen career. It also inspires others to start loving where they come from, knowing that the best of the best can come from there”

“We have different kinds of stories. They are issue based and the goal is to go beyond entertainment, create a new industry and change a lot of societal ills”, Chinedu Hardy Nwadike who is an award winning blogger and arthur said.

Kidstantic’s strategy according to Chinedu will ensure the right kids are voluntarily signing up for the project with the consent of their parents.

With the first audition billed for Owerri, Imo State, interested persons are urged to sign up via https://kidstantic.com/audition/, as it is the only way participation can be guaranteed.

TV/Movies / Anulika M. Okoro Speaks On Kidstantic Vision, Working With Children, Audition. by hardynwa(m): 8:25am On Sep 09, 2022
Legal practitioner, Anulika M. Okoro has said that the Kidstantic experience is like tender excitement.

Barr. Anulika who is one of the founders of Kidstantic said the project is being driven by the huge impact it is going to make in the lives of children across Africa.

She said that the Kidstantic team has created a new world for children where the children are also the building blocks.

"The way we see it here we often feel like children cannot do more than taking what they are given, but we see it the other way in kidstantic, where we believe talented kids can spring up from just anywhere and go ahead to reach the global stage"

"The project is to have children play key roles in telling stories meant for them and it is something that is not just unique, but has never been", she said.

She further stated that from experience as an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer, people hardly get what is due to them, adding that Kidstantic will right such wrongs.

"We have not put any price tag on our auditions especially, because we understand how priceless every talent is and when it comes to children, it's always amazing to see them grow in confidence to a fine level. That's more like tender excitement"

"The project is to provide something that isn't there and also ensure African children have their own specialized contents as it is meant to be"

"This is just the beginning of the process of injecting new flavours into the entertainment industry in Africa and we are making sure we have the right children for the job" she added.

Kidstantic will be holding its first audition in Owerri, Imo State and not less than hundred kids are expected to sign up, according to her.

She said that because the people involved are minors, parental consent is necessary before any child can participate in the audition or further projects.

She called on interested individuals who are talented and also less than 18 years to visit the link (https://kidstantic.com/audition/) and sign up.

Education / Dr. Linda Iheme Shines At 2022 JPI Annual Leadership Conference by hardynwa(m): 11:54pm On Aug 17, 2022
The tales of the 2022 edition of Jamie PaJoel International (JPI) Annual Leadership Conference cannot be complete without making mention of Dr. Linda Iheme.

The Canadian based education consultant who spoke to over 3000 attendees at the event shared her lifetime experience with them.

Having marked success in education, travels and tourism sectors, Dr. Iheme has been seen as both a leadership and business icon.

With a recent dive into the entertainment industry the multi-talented lady has also shown a brand new class as an actress and movie producer with her first production 'Hammer' set to be released in over 50 cinemas nationwide om August 26. 2022.

Dr. Iheme who encouraged the audience at the event which are mostly youths to avoid cutting corners, also harped on personal development as one way to ensure one is relevant in multiple ways.

Speaking on "New Pathways To Creating A Compelling Future", she shared the stage with Labour Party Presidential candidate Mr. Peter Obi; ace leadership coach, Dr. Linus Okorie and the founder of JPI, Jamie Pajoel.

Other speakers at the event are Prof. Pat Utomi, Hon. Dr Chris Asoluka, Dr. Summy Smart Francis, Adepeju Jaiyeoba, Nnadi Austen, Dr. Edema Oreofe. While Engr Chidomere Ndubuisi , Ajah Excel , Barr Ndidi Anike, and Emeka Nobis were panelist at sessions of the event.

Jamie Pajoel International is a globally recognized NGO with operations in Canada and Nigeria and has over the years supported youths with global opportunities to attend international programs.

Culture / Ji Mbaise: Between The Fighters, Runners, Buyers, And Sitters by hardynwa(m): 4:47pm On Aug 17, 2022
By Chinedu Hardy Nwadike

As expected, the Mbaise nation in Imo State has produced another annual spectacle in the name of the New Yam Festival.

What was supposed to be a cultural festival at least or maybe a carnival if the entire clan was united keeps being divided into pieces of what used to be a whole.

Ji Mbaise used to be a sacred celebration as Iri Ji (New Yam Festival) is known to be across Igbo land, but since the political veil was torn in Imo and politicians, especially the governors and gubernatorial aspirants have turned it into a cold war wrestling ring.

The history of Imo State has not done the celebration well with packets of violence recorded in the time of Rochas Okorocha when his supporters clashed with those standing for Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.

The same Rochas Okorocha, seeing the political gold mine the Mbaise nation could become, ensured his anointed successor Mr. Uche Nwosu is conferred on a chieftaincy title that will end up seeing some traditional rulers suspended when that succession plan failed on 2019.

The heat of that event has lingered till date as every other political leader in the state has followed that divide and rule template set by now Orlu Zone Senator, Chief Okorocha.

While the game was ahead of the 2019 Gubernatorial election, the Mbaise nation later unveiled that they are owners of the chess board when a total of 149,971 votes were recorded in the three local governments of the clan.

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha raked 127,241 of that 149,971 votes, more than 50 percent of the 273,404 that saw him emerge Governor before being ousted by the Supreme Court.

With politicians now aware that there could even be more votes from the three local governments, they now do everything possible to be politically relevant in the area.

Pray For Traditional Rulers

Mbaise traditional rulers need prayers as they have been the spear piercing the heart of their sacred heritage.

Should one say it is all about money and power, it would be an unfair accusation, but the words have still been said as traditional rulers often don't have a choice but to dance to the tune of the state governor or their agents if they don't want to see their Staff of office missing the next morning.

Most times they are divided between political parties or should I say between the braves and betrayals or PDP and APC.

Whichever way, someone must have the leftovers and make it look like the main meal.

Whoever takes his cut first, politics or tradition still leaves the rest for politicians who are not in power.

The Buyers have been ready.

In 2018 Eze Leo Nwokocha, then Chairman of the Mbaise Council of Traditional rulers worked against the directives of Ezurezu Mbaise who through the then President-General Chief Cyril Anyanwu, canceled the general Iri Ji Mbaise.

Eze Leo Nwokocha succeeded and even when the event was boycotted by prominent Mabise sons and daughters, then Governor Rochas Okorocha ensured it had an attending crowd that will be the envy of the history of the event.

Uche Nwosu got the title and even when many would replace 'got' with 'bought', words of similar sounds but different meanings and intentions, the truth will depend on your political alignment then and now. It will keep changing.

Even when Ezurezu Mbaise condemned and disowned the actions of the traditional rulers, one can never deny the fact that the event happened and we will never forget it.

We will also not forget the events that took place when Okorocha's succession plan failed. How traditional who found favour in the sight of ousted Emeka Ihedioha bullied the others with suspensions and banishments.

It's even a sad story like in Ukraine where they say Russia is fighting with the West via Ukraine, while all the bombs go off in not USA, UK, but in Ukraine.

This is me saying Mbaise is only hurting Mbaise.

The Sitters Have Arrived

Maybe I don't know much about Igbo traditional institution; maybe because I read history books authored by men who are Europeans at heart.

We understand the absoluteness of the power of a Governor, but having one seated while a traditional ruler stands to confer the Chieftaincy title on him makes it look like a joke.

We don't have to make our tradition a joke just because of money and power.

I see the traditional rulers who let that happen the same way I see all the bishops of "Agbedo" diocese who attended Bola Tinubu's unveiling of his vice presidential candidate.

It is a real joke and slap on both sides of the faces of the entire Mbaise Nation.

Governor Hope Uzodinma will not be the first politician sitting to take a title, it has been happening in Imo State, so it won't be a big deal, no one should even border I said this; I'm even sorry for bringing it up.

But you all know what is right or wrong depending on where your daily bread comes from.

The Runner Keeps Running

Like in mathematics where we have to find variables like x and y with some constants, it has been the case of Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, the constant who had found Rochas Okorocha in the past and is now solving his way to finding the values of Governor Hope Uzodinma.

Sadly he has been fighting to run away, always picking what is left after the people in Government House have taken their share.

He wasn't able to witness much of this event as a governor, and just that once in 2019, he was able to make it a perfect carnival for "Umunne Governor" with other governors like Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal in attendance.

Ever since Ihedioha has simply found a way to have his celebration boycotting whichever version is organized for the "owner" of Douglass House.

It was the same this year and one will begin to wonder when this will end. Won't it be good to have just one event with everyone in attendance or must it always be held on two different days for people with two different political ideologies - surely a waste of funds but business for decorators, caterers, and others.

Emeka Ihedioha will always be an Mbaise man and no matter how one sees it, the 'Mbaise Agenda' will always be alive, and politicians like him understand what it means to be the foremost custodian of that mandate.

The last time I delved into a similar subject, I had my Twitter handle "hardynwa" suspended for almost a year for reasons that were never explained by the company. Something unknown person even called me to brag about achieving.

I received threats via calls and emails from people within and outside the country all because a group of people who feel their wrong is good do exist.

In this case, if the truth is what it is meant to be, I expect more, but then as they say that once upon a time begins a story, there could be much more for us all if we work together to reduce waste and damages caused by politicians who lack sustainability mentality.

My name is Chinedu Hardy Nwadike and I write from Owerri, Imo State.

TV/Movies / Doing Something Different For Children: Kidstantic Project Will Be Fantastic And by hardynwa(m): 11:21am On Aug 17, 2022
One of the founders of Kidstantic, Hillary Uzomba has said the idea of the entire project is exciting and something he is looking forward to achieving with the rest of the team.

Hillary who is presently the Creative Director of the company said that beyond the excitement, everyone understands that it will take a lot of work to have fulfilled Kidstantic.

He said that the creating something different for Children and knowing that it will play a huge role in shaping the lives of thousands of kids around the world will be both fantastic and difficult.

“We see a hug problem and we are finding a solution for it. Consuming wrong contents and letting kids have wrong role models is a huge problem we have been ignoring and what we are working on will solve it”

“It’s a huge problem that needs to be solved and one that will ensure lots of children have the perfect childhood they deserve”, he said.

Hillary Uzomba who is an artist, creative writer and poet also added that the key thing is understanding that the entire project is for humanity and making the world a better place for children especially.

Condemning the concept of following trends and ignoring its toll on humanity, Hillary said that social media has made people delve into anything that will bring them engagement and not impacts.

He said that it is sad to note that people are no longer thinking about the impacts of what they are doing but will dwell on what they will make out of it.

"Children today watch just anything on TV and the internet. In some cases they get roles that are beyond their ages"

“Sometimes you ask what the producers of such contents were thinking, only for you to realize that no one is even complaining despite the huge effect on children” he added.

Kidstantic is expect to start releasing contents before the end of the year.

TV/Movies / Hammer: Dr. Linda Iheme’s Movie Gets Nationwide Premier Date by hardynwa(m): 1:46pm On Aug 10, 2022
Ace travel consultant, Dr. Linda Iheme will be making a huge statement in Nollywood from August 26, 2022.

Dr. Iheme who alongside Bimbo Ademoye, Deyemi Okanlawon, Mr Macaroni amongst others starred in the blockbuster movie ‘Hammer’ which so have 51 different dates in cinemas across Nigeria.

The movie which is produced by Dr. Iheme’s Vantage Migration in conjunction with Royal Arts Academy talks about the problem youths are facing every day in Nigeria.

With youths facing the options of either staying or leaving Nigeria every day, the movie shows characters going through the same struggles and how they were able to resolve the conflict.

Having aided hundreds of youths of youths in the journey to study abroad especially, Dr. Linda Iheme used the movie to show young people the best and legal way to walk through such issues.

“It is often difficult to remain where you are when you know you can do better, but so many people in the quest for than have gone through it the wrong way and have fallen victims of different vices”

“Beyond the various packs of entertainment in the movie, it will also be an eye opener to people via what they didn’t know was possible. For me, it is about the best and right ways, something we want people to learn while being entertainment”, Dr. Iheme said.

The movie ‘Hammer’ was produced and directed by Emem Isong Misodi, with Dr Linda Iheme as the Executive producer.

Others involved in the movie include Mary Uye - Associate Producer and Anthony Kehinde Joseph – Screenplay, amongst others.

See all 51 cinemas showing the movie from August 26, 2022.


Sports / Soccer Fan Fiesta: Organizers Unveil Big Plans For Third Edition by hardynwa(m): 4:33pm On Oct 18, 2021
The organizers of the famous Soccer Fan Fiesta SFF in Owerri have said that the third edition of the event will be loaded with more activities and goodies for participants.

The event which they said is put together to unite football fans and curb unnecessary rivalry which has often led to the loss of lives will also see groups and individuals rewarded for their knowledge in football.

“Soccer Fans Fiesta is the gathering of football lovers representing their respective clubs with bragging rights and most importantly partying together with the sole aim of uniting the fans without violence”, the head of the team Cosmos Chukwuemeka told OtownGist in an interview.

He also added that the event is an avenue for fans of numerous clubs to network amongst themselves, play games, and have fun.

Cosmos Chukwuemeka who is also the sports presenter at Darlyn FM Owerri, Imo State, said that the event will be featuring games, artist performances, bikini pool show off, swimming competition, 5-aside football match among the fans of some top clubs in Europe, and keynote presentations.

He further stated that points will be awarded to participating clubs as they win in the various competitions involved in the fiesta.

With Team Arsenal emerging overall winners of the last edition, the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, and Manchester United will be looking to create an upset that will see them unseat the reigning champions of the Soccer Fan Fiesta.

“Five teams will be competing at the mini-tournament, with Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United making up Group A, while Arsenal and Chelsea are in Group B”

“The group winners will face each other at the finals to determine the winner of the mini-tournament. The winner will have 5 points while the runner up will have 3 points”

“These points will be added to points made from other competitions to determine the overall winners”, Dica Divine who is also part of the organizing team told OtownGist.

#Competitions at the Soccer Fan Fiesta 3 include

• Fans parade (5pts) duration ( 3mins)
• Club presentation (uncensored) 10pts (5mins)
• Club questions, 3 each (6pts)
• Blur the face game (3pts)
• Swimming competition for male and female respectively 5pts per gender (10pts)
• Male bikini catwalk (5pts)
• Ball to the basket game, 3 throws per club (6pts)
• Spot the difference game (3pts)
• Popcorn competition (4Pts)
• Football competition (5pts, 3pts for 1st and 2nd place only)

The club with the highest number of points will be crowned champions.

“We know what we have taken up is a big task and to ensure we maintain the ‘everyone is a winner’ code, we have arranged prizes for everyone participating in all the competitions”

“What we are creating is mega social satisfaction and it is open to just everyone who wants to have a whole day of fun that will be capping the adrenaline popping buildup events, especially the mini-football tournament which will be taking place at the Kanu Nwankwo Sports Center”

Billed to kick off by 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 6, 2021, the Soccer Fan Fiesta 3 will be held at Glo Ran Hotels, Port Harcourt Road, Owerri, Imo State, with Cosmos Chukwuemeka as the host.

Tickets are up for Regular: N2,000, VIP: N5,000, and Table for 5: N50,000, with hotlines listed as +234 803 197 7916 and +234 803 361 2625

TV/Movies / My Dreams For Nollywood, Nigeria: Actress Oluchi Nwabuzor Speaks by hardynwa(m): 4:22pm On Oct 18, 2021
My dreams for Nollywood, Nigeria: Actress Oluchi Nwabuzor speaks on becoming a movie legend

Sensational actress Oluchi Nwabuzor has revealed that, unlike other colleagues who are in the movie industry just for the glam, she is in for something bigger.

The actress who has featured in several movies at all levels said that the two most important things for her are to reach a great height in the industry and then make more people around the world appreciate Nollywood as a credible industry.

“I want to be the next queen of the industry, someone like Genevieve Nnaji or maybe something bigger”

“I don’t just want to be in a lot of movies; I want to be so exceptional that my name and acts will be the chorus of any job I feature in”, she said while speaking to OtownGist in a virtual interview.

The screen diva Oluchukwu Stephana Nwabuzor said that she is working so hard to make her screen name ‘Oluchi Nwabuzor’ a household name and she is looking at replicating the longevity and expertise of the veterans and legends like Joke Silva and Genevieve Nnaji respectively.

“There are some very exceptional persons I look up to in the industry and all I want to do is build with the foundation they have laid”

“The industry will keep changing with time but one thing I want to do with the work that has been done so far is to increase the level of appreciation our movies see globally. It is great to see that our movies are not getting on some global platforms, but we need more and more” she said.

The beautiful actress said that it will be a huge favour to Nigeria if she can motivate her generation to make Nollywood the next competition for Hollywood.

Oluchi Nwabuzor added that if she can achieve great things like that for Nollywood and Nigeria, she will become something more than a superstar.

“I’ll be an icon when all these are done and that's what I want”, she said.

Oluchi Nwabuzor has recently featured in cinema flicks like Losing Control, Biological Clock, and The Good Doctor. She has been hailed for her great talent and has also been projected

Fashion / Born At 5 Months, Model At 15: Lady Tamara Releases Stunning Photos by hardynwa(m): 12:43pm On May 12, 2021
15-year-old teen model Vogue Tamara Aghadiuno who goes by Lady Tamara professionally has kicked off her modeling career with stunning photos, prompting questions on how long she can go.

Born in the United States of America, Lady Tamara said the new photos make her see things differently having gone from wearing trash bags, bodysuit, and an Ankara outfit that depicted her as an African queen as well as showing off her Nigerian root.

Lady Tamara who was born a micro-preemie at 24 weeks (5 months gestation) to Nigerian parents, had doctors declare that she would never walk years after, and had since then overcome the circumstances to where she is today.

“I always remember how emotional this makes my mum, yet it is one of her favorite winning stories and she has always been here for me”

“Being born a micro-preemie at 24 weeks should devastate every mum and I remember her saying that doctors said I can never walk after running series of tests on me”

“I grew up along these circumstances and I am here now, trying to live this dream.”

“I want to be actively involved in the industry; I want to learn; I want to work and I want to win for everyone who believes in me, especially my mum”, she said.

Lady Tamara said that she has always wanted to be a model as a kid and is glad that she is doing it now after working with photographer Katie Parker Rixon and make-up artist Kevin Freiberg on the photoshoot in Georgia, United States of America.

Follow Lady Tamara on Facebook and Instagram via @LadyTamaraOfficial.

Business / What People Are Saying About Dr. Linda Iheme by hardynwa(m): 2:23pm On Apr 17, 2021
A host of Nigeria Youths have taken to social media to commend Nigerian-born dentist, Dr. Linda Iheme, for the work she is doing with her Vantage Migration.

Having helped many in finding their dreams of traveling, living, and studying abroad, Dr. Iheme took her philanthropy to the next level by offering youths all-expense-paid trips to Dubai, Rwanda, Tanzania, the Benin Republic, among others.

Edward Emmanuel who was part of the 11 lucky persons to win a four-day trip to Tanzania in 2020, said it was his first time outside Nigeria, describing the experience as exciting.

“Well, if i say I feel very excited it's simply an understatement, I feel so glad, I'm so happy, I've never had a good travel experience before, it's a dream come true for me, apart from Abia state I've never traveled aside Rivers state before talk more of traveling outside Nigeria and above that, I've never flown on a plane before, to be honest, I feel like I'm on top of the world,” Edward said in an interview originally published on Opera News

Nwodo Joy Chiamaka who hails from Amurri in Nkanu West LGA of Enugu State said she fell for Dr. Linda Iheme’s smile.

She said that the work done by the international educational consultant is fantastic, adding that the most amazing part of her Vantage Migration helping people to fund their education abroad, is teaching them how to do it themselves without an agent.

Dr. Iheme teaches these things through a free webinar.

Joy who won an all-expense-paid trip to the Benin Republic, according to The Nations Newspaper said, “They were talking about Vantage migration and the great things they do in helping people to secure admission and scholarship abroad. And I saw how Dr. Linda was laughing throughout the live session, they said a lot of things that caught my attention like helping students to get study loans, getting a low tuition school, admission, and scholarship to study abroad. The amazing thing is that you will be trained to do all these things yourself without any AGENT. Immediately, I started following her on Facebook and Instagram and of course, I fell for Dr. Linda’s Smile.”

Author of the books [url=https://www.amazon.com/Dr.-Linda-Iheme/e/B08FG9V63W%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share]Dental Secrets and The Sapa Course[/url], Dr. Linda Iheme is also the host of the program ‘Lunch With Linda Iheme’. She is a Business Coach and an Associate Fellow of The Commonwealth Society.

Her Vantage Migration help graduates earn scholarships, admissions in institutions with ridiculously cheap school fees abroad. She also helps students fund their education with a loan and also teaches how people can handle these issues without agents.

In a recent interview with the Punch Newspaper, Assumpta Onyejiaku who also won an all-expense-paid trip to the Benin Republic said “I am extremely grateful to Dr. Linda Iheme and Vantage Migration and allied consult.”

She narrated how her positivity and Dr. Iheme’s kindness won her the trip, encouraging those who wish to win similar trips to follow the Canada-based entrepreneur and philanthropist.

“The following year in January which happened to be the birth month of Dr. Linda Iheme, she gave a kind request for her follower to make a birthday wish for her before then I already made up my mind to make a surprise video as a gift which she happened to see and then traced the video I made while addressing my friends. Being a very positive woman, she was happy for the positive exhibition by me and decided to gift me the trip.”

Dr. Linda Iheme will be one of the speakers at the International Youth Summit Imo State where some participants will win all-expenses-paid travel trips abroad courtesy of Vantage Migration. The Youth Summit will also see five persons receive JPI Start-Up Grant in August 2021.

Jobs/Vacancies / Operations & Technical Officer – Southern Nigeria by hardynwa(m): 1:42pm On Apr 01, 2021

ColdHubs Limited, is a social enterprise that designs, assembles, installs and commissions 100% solar powered walk-in cold rooms in farm clusters, horticultural produce aggregation centers and outdoor food markets, for smallholder farmers, retailers and wholesalers to store and preserve fruits, vegetables and other perishable food 24/7 and extend their shelf life from 2 days to 21 days.

ColdHubs aims to eliminate the impact of food spoilage facing 470 million smallholder farmers globally due to lack of reliable and well-situated cold storage.

Our solar powered walk-in cold rooms branded as – “ColdHubs” are designed to eliminate losses of fruits, vegetables and other perishable food due to lack of reliable cold storage completely, increase the income of farmers and retailers because, previous losses have been eliminated and make more safe nutritious food available for local consumption.

We seek to hire a full time OPERATIONS & TECHNICAL OFFICER to oversee our business operations in the South East, South West, and South-South Regions (Southern) of Nigeria.

He/She will resume at ColdHubs HQ in Owerri, Imo State.


• Identify new sites for installation of ColdHubs within the south of Nigeria, negotiates with all stakeholders for land lease, lease land and liaise with relevant government agencies, markets unions and farm unions for business operations to commence.
• Supports the technical team to install and commission ColdHubs; solar powered walk-in cold rooms.
• Quickly responds to any technical issue or emergency which may arise within each site.
• Undertake missions to field sites to review operations and technical arrangements, and make appropriate recommendations as required.
• Sets up Advertisements/Calls for vacancy, for the employment of Hub Operators once technical works, commences within a site.
• Recruits Hub Operators and local marketers as the need arises.
• Trains Hub Operators using ColdHubs Hub Operators Training Manual.
• Purchases and hands over all materials/equipment/supplies needed by Hub
Operator(s) to perform their duties.
• Collates daily reports from Hub Operators.
• Conducts daily supervision/check-ins calls with all Hub Operators.
• Quickly arranges/replaces a Hub Operator within any site, in the absence of the site’s Hub Operator, temporarily fills the vacuum.
• Conducts our 6-step business development activity within a site, before the ColdHubs is open for operations.
• Actively searches for new customers.
• Leads sales in the region and actively increases sales every quarter.
• Recommends Hub Operators to management, for disciplinary actions
• Manages all ColdHubs operations in the South of Nigeria.
• Fluent in Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa Languages; any other local language, an added advantage.


• Education: University Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
• Knowledge: Solar Energy, Agricultural Engineering, Structural Design or Refrigeration
• Job experience: 3 -5 years proven work experience.
• Languages: Excellent knowledge of English Language, Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba Languages.
• Solid knowledge of organizational procedures.
• Regular travels within the South of Nigeria.

Extremely detailed, with good thought process in administration, management, business development and operations, as part of ColdHubs Senior Management.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

A Leader.
• Independent performer, not someone who is told or reminded what to do.
• Self-motivated and trustworthy.
• Fluent in Igbo, Hausa and/or Yoruba Language; any other local language, an added advantage.
• Strong research and analytical skills.
• Strong presentation skills.
• Knowledge of sales.

Attention to Detail – the work is in the details.
• Excellent organizational skills, as performance monitoring will be done monthly.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Must hold a valid driving license.


All interested individuals should submit a one page Letter of Motivation and a very well detailed CV to – vacancies @ coldhubs.com not later than Friday 16th April, 2021.

Career / Vacancy: Human Resources Manager In A Drug Manufacturing Company by hardynwa(m): 8:54am On Oct 18, 2020
Job Summary
A drug manufacturing and distribution firm based in Imo State Nigeria, is looking for a Human Resources Manager to coordinate HR activities of the organization.

• Minimum Qualification: B.SC, HND
• Location: Imo State
• Nature of job: Full time
• Length of Experience: Not Less than 3 years of relevant experience

Job Description/Requirements:
• Proven work experience as an HR Executive, HR Manager or similar role.
• Experience with full-cycle recruiting.
• Good knowledge of labor legislation (particularly employment contracts, employee leaves and insurance).
• Demonstrable leadership abilities.
• Solid communication skills.
• BSc/HND in Human Resources Management or relevant field.
• Responsibilities:
• Design compensation and benefits packages.
• Implement performance review procedures (e.g. quarterly/annual and 360° evaluations).
• Develop fair HR policies and ensure employees understand and comply with them.
• Implement effective sourcing, screening and interviewing techniques.
• Assess training needs and coordinate learning and development initiatives for all employees.
• Monitor the HR department's budget.
• Act as the point of contact regarding labor legislation issues.
• Manage employees' grievances.
• Create and run referral bonus programs.
• Measure employee retention and turnover rates.
• Oversee daily operations of the HR department.

• Minimum of HND/Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, or related field
• Professional qualification in related fields.
• No less than 3 years’ relevant experience especially in HR generalist role

Interested persons should send a detailed CV with a cover letter to careers@egmpdrugs.com on or before October 22, 2020.[b][/b]

Nairaland / General / Football And Business Fora: How Globe Chamber Of Commerce And Industry Will Con by hardynwa(m): 3:48pm On Sep 02, 2020
The prudent of Globe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George has revealed that their post-covid-19 era plans to bring business to Nigeria will take both conventional and unconventional approaches.

With most countries suffering economic setbacks, Hon. Buchi George said that the world is in a situation where even the helpers are looking for help, adding that one thing that will be a game changer at the moment will be unconventional meaures.

Having lined up global joint partnership programmes with India, China, some other European and Asian counties and a pan-African network for trade and development, Hon. Buchi George said his organization is doing more.

“It is important that we do more because making Nigeria a good business destination is something that will favour all of us as individuals and as a Nation”

“We know how tough things are everywhere in the world at the moment and we are hoping to take drastic measures that will yield instant results for both the investors and Nigeria”

Speaking further, he said that Globe Chamber of Commerce and Industry is planning a friendly football match between Nigeria and Australia as part of the proceedings for Nigeria Australia Economic Forum, adding further that the football match will be chaired by Nigeria’s foremost business mogul, Engr. Author Eze.

“We now live in an unconventional time and nothing is normal again. Every strategy that works is good because Covid-19 has put the world behind schedule”

“We have to do everything good for Nigeria and we also have to make sure they are beneficial to our partners. Globe Chamber of Commerce and Industry is committed to a lot of things and as it stands now globally, all hands must be on deck to move the world away from the shackles of covid19”

Business / Buchi George Calls For Post-covid-19 Era Plans by hardynwa(m): 3:13pm On Aug 19, 2020
International business executive and president, Globe Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George, has called for a substantive plan to be put down for the post-covid-19 era as the survival of both national and global economies will depend on that.

Hon. Buchi George who spoke from Abuja, Nigeria said, Nations must put good plans down even when no one knows when a vaccine will be found for Covid-19.

“Most nations are hit so hard because there are fewer imports and exports. There has been loses in business and jobs of which not all will recover from the effects of the pandemic”

“Africa especially should have a great plan on how to make great contributions to the global economy. We need to not just be consumers but grow as producers working had to solve some the global needs yearning for solutions” he said.

Speaking further, Hon. Buchi George believes in the usual manner Globe Chambers of Commerce and Industry has been promoting trade and investment potentials in Nigeria and Africa, more has to be done to unveil opportunities in Nigeria to the world.

“Covid-19 has shown us what we are doing and what we are not doing well and while the world is waiting to completely open up, we have enough time to identify and prepare for collaborative investments in key areas that will make our economy better”

With international trade and investment summits lined up for different continents, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George, believes his organizations are ready for economy changing impacts once international travel bans are lifted.

“Every country needs a lift and mutually beneficial strategies should be one thing no nation will be able to turn down in post-covid-19 era. We all need each other, but everyone must surely have something to offer for this to work”

“We are working with Ministry of Trade, Investment, Commerce and Industry and other relevant government agencies to ensure everything is in the interest of the country and in line with the plans of the Federal Government to build Nigeria’s economy”, he said.

Business / Buchi George Speaks On Plans For Post-covid-19 Era by hardynwa(m): 2:26pm On Jun 09, 2020
International Trade and Business Executive, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George has likened his rise to prominence to painting on a canvas, saying it takes one stroke at a time to form the full image.

Buchi George who has been at the forefront of some international business and economic summits said that even when the picture of what he wants is incomplete, he is happy with where he is.

"Maybe this will inspire our youths but the life of a hardworking and ambitious person has to be planned and taken one step at a time", he said.

He added that the first thing is to have a plan and then following it step by step. "It feel like painting on a canvas; not every picture in the head of an artist are painted, and the same way, not all that are started are finished. Some start, give up and that's the end, while others who understand that every masterpiece was made by thousands of strokes, follow it gradually"

He recalled when he started his first company in 1999, with FOW Company Limited now registered in Nigeria, United States, United Kingdom, Canada and 15 other countries.

"I was still a student when the idea came and I put it down, kicked it off and gradually we are where we are today"

Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George who was speaking on how Nigerian youths especially can bounce back amidst the challenges of Covid-19, said the key thing to starting afresh or from scratch is planning and patience.

"The quick money syndrome has eaten down into the psyche of our youths in a way that people who have 5-year plan for instance look like fools amongst their peers.

"The truth is the only thing that takes away problems are solutions which means everyone should be busy thinking about the solution for the economic situation around the world"

He stated that youths who want to achieve something great take time to understand their environment and then find a way to help make it better.

While urging the Federal Government to have a sustainable plan that will lift Nigeria out of the Covid-19 lockdown effect, he advised that human capital development will be the easiest way out.

"Nigeria is a nation of entrepreneurs; almost everyone is into something but sometimes the environment and other infrastructural issues keep knocking them down. I'll go for a well planned support for SMEs, backed up with clear international relationships that will encourage both imports and exports between Nigeria and these countries"

Sitting as the president of Trade Nigeria, Globe Chamber of Commerce and other companies, Buchi George has shifted interested to 2021 with series of international business, investment and economic summits lined up.
"Covid-19 dealt us a blow, stopping up to five international events that were nearing kickoff dates and knowing we can't blame anyone for that, we have shifted plans to 2021, believing that the world will heal by that time"

With Nigeria – Asia Business and Economic Forum scheduled for China, Japan, Vietnam, and Taiwan put on hold because of Covid-19, there was also Euro – Africa Economic Summit 2020 and Africa – Asia Export Conference 2020 which failed to hold because of the global pandemic.

But with Canada-Africa Economic Forum scheduled for 2021, Buchi Gorge revealed that through Globe Chamber of Commerce they are shifting focus to 2021.

"We can't dwell on our loses, so we have to move on in our provision of international business solutions and we expect anyone who wants to succeed to move on with that", he said.

Business / Canada-africa Economic Forum: Globe Chamber Of Commerce Shifts Focus To 2021 by hardynwa(m): 4:28pm On May 06, 2020
In a bid to start planning for the post Covid-19 era, Globe Chamber Of Commerce has shifted focus to 2021 with plans to host Canada-Africa Economic Forum.

The move is an optimistic one with enough time for the global economy to also heal, according to Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George, the President of Globe Chamber Of Commerce.

Buchi George revealed that the Canada-Africa Economic Forum 2021 will also be part of the plans to get economy of participating nations back on track, adding that “just few goods and services are moving across borders and hopefully by 2012, the world must have gotten over Covid-19 so that international economic relationships can come alive again”

“Aside United States of America, Canada is the next destination in the continent and it will really be lovely if African nations can see what we can learn from this great nations”

He said that every nation of the world has something to offer each other and with Canada economically bonding with Africa to establish a union that will see industries, ideas and technologies cross borders, a brand new light will shine on Africa again.

Canada-Africa Economic Forum has been scheduled to hold from 24th to 27th of March, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, while the organization is looking forward to so much more, having suspended other events as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic across the world.

Globe Chamber of Commerce which is established for the promotion and development of both local and international trade is on the frontline, alerting the international business community of endless potentials in Africa.

Globe Chamber Of Commerce has its headquarters in Abuja Nigeria, with branches in more than 20 countries of Africa, Europe and Asia.

Business / Inspire Excellence Conference 2020: Why We’re Training Entrepreneurs In PH by hardynwa(m): 10:41am On Mar 03, 2020
The Chief Executive Office of Globe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George has revealed that entrepreneurship skills is the newest gold mine in Nigeria and there is need for every Nigerian youth especially to be master of something.

Buchi George spoke in Abuja, Nigeria as they unveil the Inspire Excellence Conference 2020 (The Master Class Edition) billed to hold in Port Harcourt Rivers State, with the theme:
• Mentor
• Inspire
• Aspire

The United Nations Goodwill Ambassador said that Nigerian youths need to have something they can do for themselves and beyond that, they should have the necessary knowledge on how to start, build and grow their own brands.

“Inspire Excellence Conference 2020 is designed to mentor and inspire more entrepreneurs, because we have figured out that people often have ideas, but lack direction and that is what we want to provide”

With Globe Chamber of Commerce and Industry specializing on business development and promotions, Buchi George believes they have needed resources to help young entrepreneurs achieve the leap they desire.

“We were once there and we want to teach them from our experience, researches and other trends in the business world”

“It is an open conference, anyone who has the desire to be better in what they are doing should attend at no cost; it is our way of giving back to society and making the world a better place” he added.

The Conference will be taking place on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Emerald Hotels, Rumola Link Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Nairaland / General / 6000 Awards, 60 Categories: Trade Nigeria Propose Nigeria @60 National Day Award by hardynwa(m): 4:29pm On Mar 01, 2020
Having succeeded with the 2019 Nigeria @59 National Day Awards in Singapore, Trade Nigeria has decided to bring the event home in 2020.

The event which is designed to celebrate Nigerians who have distinguished themselves across all works of life, will have 6000 people honoured in 60 categories, according the Chief Executive Office of Trade Nigeria, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George.

“The vision is to Market Nigeria at 60 through encouraging education; supporting cross-cultural exchange and inspiring excellence among the people” , adding that “The programme will carefully select and recognize notable personalities from across Nigeria, who have distinguished themselves in meritorious and selfless service to the nation from 1960 to 2020”

Hon. Buchi George said the event will inspire more Nation building activities in line the with the Federal Government’s quest for quick economic recovery and sustainability in the country.

Nigeria @60 National Day Awards 2020 will also hold alongside Nigeria Economic Forum in FCT Abuja making up part of the 60-day programme designed to celebrate Nigeria’s 6oth Independence in grand style. The celebration is proposed to start from Tuesday September 1, 2020 to Saturday October 31, 2020.

With the members the Office of The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Abuja in attendant at the Singaporean edition of the event in 2019, Trade Nigeria is seeking the same partnership and endorsement to achieve the goals of the event especially where it concerns celebrating Nigeria at 60.

“We have picked Wednesday, September 30, 2020 for the event and so far we are working hard on every necessary partnerships and endorsements needed to make it happen”

“We have a great team who knows where to look when selecting people for the awards and the process has already begun and we can’t wait for that day to come”, he said.

Development partners to the event include Federal Government through its agencies as well as state governments and other private institutions.

Trade Nigeria is a registered Nigerian Organization that Promotes Local and International Trade; facilitates foreign direct investment and research in the areas of business development, investment policy and trade promotions.

Nairaland / General / Globe Chamber Of Commerce Unveils Plans For 2020 by hardynwa(m): 1:12pm On Jan 30, 2020
Globe Chamber of Commerce which is established for the promotion and development of both local and international trade and investments has revealed that 2020 will be more of building and consolidation what they have previously put on ground.

With the organization championing joint trade between Nigeria, Asian and European countries, they believe that their previous achievements will be consolidated on to ensure that trade and investment between Nigeria and other nations of the world will be done with ease.

Speaking in Abuja, Nigeria, the President of Globe Chamber of Commerce, Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George said; “2019 was eventful with events like Nigeria – Asia Business Forum, Nigeria - Turkey Joint Trade Mission and others and we look forward to consolidating on the relationships we have created with these events”

“Amongst these things, we are also looking at expanding to more countries in Africa, Europe and Asia where we have our bases and we’re also moving to other continents to ensure we promote Nigeria and Africa as a wonderful destination for business”, he said.

Hon. Buchi George appreciated the various Ministries and government and nongovernmental agencies they worked with in 2019, adding that more will still have to be done in 2020.

“We appreciate our partners in both Nigeria and beyond and we look forward to doing more with them”, Buchi George said in gratitude, adding that his organization will do more with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment; Federal Ministry of Foreign affairs; Office of The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and other Nigerian based and International agencies to achieve a functional relationship that will boost both local and international trade between Nigeria, Africa and other countries.

“It is often a difficult task, but we have signed up to make the world see the endless potentials of Africa, especially Nigeria in global trade.”

“Globe Chamber of Commerce will through research, promote and develop the best ways for Nigeria and other African countries to do business with the rest of the world” he concluded.

Nairaland / General / Grab & Ride Launches In Nigeria by hardynwa(m): 1:22pm On Jan 29, 2020
Grab & Ride a Transportation, Logistic and Payment Solution Company has been unveil in Nigeria.

The band which is a subsidiary of FOW Company, a multinational establishment with investments in media, real estate, entertainment, trade/investment and other sectors, was unveiled in Abuja Nigeria, with the promise that it will transform the Transportation, Logistic and Payment Solution sector.

According to Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George, the President/Chief Executive Officer of FOW World, Grab & Ride will provide exceptional services to clients

“We have seen what the industry looks like and we are making substantial and exceptional investments in key areas to make our brand stand out”, Hon. Buchi said in Abuja, Nigeria.

He further stated that he understands the business of Transportation and Logistics is built ontrust over time, adding that they have machineries in place to ensure that their first set of clients will be leaving testimonies behind.

“It’s a new brand and so we have both local and international partners whom we are working with to see that everything is in place at the right time, to enable us lunch with a fully functional system”

“Aside our rides, we will also make it possible for people to flexibly send and receive packages across the country and beyond, this also includes money via a payment solution that will be making life easier for Nigerians as we gradually move into a cashless economy”, he added.

Grab & Ride according to Hon. Buchi George will be launched officially by March 2020 with fully functional and user friendly website and mobile application.

Education / Institute Of Business Administration And Knowledge Management Kicks Off by hardynwa(m): 10:14pm On Jan 18, 2020
A new dual membership professional body, Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM), has emerged to serve the increasing need for additional professional qualifications in Nigeria and beyond.

IBAKM which is duly established under the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria with the approval of the Federal Ministry of Education has the mandate to train, examine and certify qualified candidates as Business Administrators and Knowledge Managers.

The Institute is the brainchild of Moanglobal Professionals Group which comprises of a team of multidisciplined consultants with consulting experience spanning over ten decades and strategic partnership with Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB).

According to the Registrar/CEO, Dr Monday Anyairo, IBAKM is a global professional body offering dual memberships and innovative multiple certifications in the broad field of Business Administration, Knowledge Management and related disciplines.

“The Institute is saddled with the task of promoting, advancing, championing and regulating the art and science of Business Administration and Knowledge Management in all its aspects and ramifications and to conduct training with a view of developing human capital in the same field as well as related subjects, courses and disciplines and to issue certificates of proficiency”

“The Institute’s membership qualifications and certifications are carefully designed to accommodate everyone desirous of developing a professional career as a Business Administrator and Knowledge Manager irrespective of their course of study or educational qualification” Dr. Anyairo, a renowned chartered management practitioner, business consultant and strategist said.

He further revealed that IBAKM certifications gives its members the required innovative skills and edge for competence, adding that with IBAKM certified professionals, organizations and Nations are assured of sound management of all available resources towards optimal growth and sustainability at all times.

The Institute have administrative/contact offices in Lagos, Imo, Benin Republic and the United Kingdom and currently expanding to other major cities in Nigeria and the world at large. It is the first approved dual membership professional body in Nigeria, first approved Business Administration professional body as well as the first and only Knowledge Management professional Institute in Nigeria offering innovative industry based multiple global certifications.

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