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Bello Installed As The 41st Rotary District 9110 Governor, Calls For Service To Change Lives

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A past President and Chairman of Council, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Remi Bello has been installed as the Governor, District 9110 of the Rotary Club International, for the year 2021- 2022.

Bello, a Fellow Chartered Accountant, Fellow Chartered Tax Practitioner and member Institute of Directors who was installed as the 41st Governor of the District at a glamorous event which was held in Lagos on Saturday, 3rd July, 2021, in his inaugural address called for more services to change lives.

According to him, the Rotarians and other guests who were at the event, were not for the feast, not to dance and even not to celebrate but to show that they care; that they are willing to join in promoting the Rotary theme for 2021-2022; ‘Serve to Change Lives’.

He said, “we have a lot to do in our communities and society that we all know cannot be left to the government alone, so there is that urgent need to provide support and bridge the gap. Rotary has come to bridge that gap in our human existence by taking action where necessary, although this important step is taken for granted in some other places.”

Speaking on the achievements of the club in the past years, especially in making Nigeria free from polio, Rotarian Bello, said; “I am proud to say we have a living and contemporary evidence of our good work in Nigeria and indeed Africa. On the 25th October, 2020, our country and Africa were declared free from Poliomyelitis that has ravaged our world for so many years. But it is yet to fully abate because we are still having the deadly virus in two countries: Pakistan and Afghanistan. Eradication of poliomyelitis is just one of the good things Rotary and Rotarians/Rotaractors are doing in our world.

“Let me use this medium to congratulate Rotarians, governments in Nigeria and indeed Nigerians for this life time achievement. If any disease has been eradicated from the face of the earth so far, it is small pox but we are at threshold of making history by making Poliomyelitis the second disease to be completely eradicated in our world. We shall not relent until this is achieved, hence the need for all hands to be on deck.”

 

Bello, who is also the immediate Past Chairman, Eko Forum, a Federal Government body saddled with the responsibility of reconciling Eko Electricity Distribution Company (Eko Disco) with its Electricity Consumers, while calling on people of goodwill to join the club to render more service to humanity, said, Rotary’s imprint can be seen everywhere in the world.

He declared; “Rotary has also been actively involved in the drive to bring Covid-19 to an end through our advocacy. We champion the cause of peace and world understanding as well as conflict prevention and resolution. We support basic education and literacy, we provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene and attend to maternal and child health issues. We also promote economic and community development, support the environment and several other life changing activities.”

Speaking in the same vein, the Chairman of the occasion, Asiwaju Solomon Onafowokan, OON, encouraged the Rotarians nationwide to continue to initiate and support noble ideas that will continually aid the socioeconomic development of the nation. According to him; “leaders at all spheres in the country should also see the current crisis across the country as opportunity to push for socioeconomic development of the nation in all forms.”

Also speaking at the event, the immediate past Governor of the District, Rotarian Bola Oyebade said despite the ravaging Covid-19 in the outgoing year, the District had in addition of 26 new Rotary Clubs and about 550 new Rotarians.

While congratulating the new Governor in his welcome address, the Chairman Installation Committee, Rotarian Henry Akinyele, gave insight to the purpose of the ceremony, he said; “the installation ceremony has become an annual event, which affords us the opportunity to showcase the level of impacts we are making and those we envision to make in communities around us. It is also a window to share the opportunity with our friends and families to be part of the drive to change lives and derive the everlasting fulfillment in the process.”

The event which was beautifully co- anchored by the delectable actress, Kate Henshaw, Rotarian Ehi Braimah and Comedian Koffi  had in attendance top dignitaries from all walks of life which include the Alake of Egbaland, HRM, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, CFR, Mr Kola Abiola, Chief (Mrs.) Nike Akande, OON, CON, Mrs Toki Mabogunje & husband and Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi,

Some of the highpoints of the event were flag parade by past District Governors, cutting of Installation Cake and Awards Ceremony.

 

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That As Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the National President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), Ambassador EO Okafor mni, on behalf of the National Executive Committee and the entire AANI family, extends heartfelt congratulations to our Muslim members and the entire Nigerian Muslim community. Eid Mubarak.

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this time of joyous celebration, It is imperative for all Nigerians to live in peace, embracing the spirit of tolerance, respect, and compassion towards one another.

AANI wishes to commend the resilience and unwavering commitment of Nigerians to our beloved country despite the current economic challenges. We urge the populace to maintain their faith in the nation and implore leaders at all levels to strive tirelessly to enhance the wellbeing and prosperity of all citizens. We also extend our sincere appreciation to our military and security forces for their relentless efforts in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

Furthermore, AANI reiterates its support for the Government and all individuals and organizations dedicated to building a sustainable and prosperous future for Nigeria. We encourage our members to continue being beacons of hope, generously offering their wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to positively impact our country.

As we celebrate this significant religious occasion, we wish everyone a peaceful and joyous Eid. May the lessons of Eid al-Adha—faith in God, tolerance, respect, compassion towards others, and the spirit of sacrifice—guide us towards creating a better society.

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Sarkin Yakin Kanwan Katsina

AANI National Publicity Secretary

Saturday, 15th June 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Democracy: Hon Jowon Olorunnipa Praises Heroes, Urges Nigerians To Be Patient

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The special adviser to Kogi state governor on arts and culture, Honourable Juwon Olorunnipa AKA Jumabee has praised the Heroes of Nigerian Democracy in celebration of the 25th anniversary of democracy in the country.

In the statement he released, Jumabee described the continued practice of democracy in Nigeria as an indication that the country’s heroes didn’t sacrifice in vain.

He noted that the efforts at sustaining democratic practice is a testament of Nigerians’ resilience in the face of adversity.

He also appreciated Nigerian presidents for always showing support for democracy while praising former governor Yahaya Bello and Governor Usman Ododo for being democratic in their governances.

Furthermore, He urged Nigerians to be patient with the current government while assuring them that economic hardship will soon be a thing of the past.

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I congratulate Nigerians on this auspicious occasion of our 25th anniversary of democracy.

Over two decades practice of democracy show that indeed, the struggle of our heroes didn’t go in vain. Our sustained efforts in ensuring democracy continues to thrive in the country is a testament of our resilience even in the face of adversity.

Special accolade goes to our Presidents; former and present, for their unwavering support for democracy. They have continued to uphold the standard of Democracy and made the sacrifices of our heroes worth it.

For us in Kogi state, in the last nine years, we have been blessed with governors that are democratically inclined. Former Governor, Yahaya Bello and the current governor, Usman Ododo have shown beyond reasonable doubt that they support democracy and have done everything to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.

I understand that Nigerians are going through a lot at this time due to economic hardship but I want to encourage us all to be patient, Nigeria will be great again.

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Nigerians,

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That On behalf of the Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa Worldwide, I extend warm greetings to all Nigerians as we commemorate Democracy Day on this significant June 12. This day serves as a powerful reminder of our collective struggle for democracy and the relentless pursuit of justice and equity for all citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

As we celebrate this historic day, we must acknowledge the immense challenges our nation continues to face. The socio-economic hardships, pervasive insecurity, and rising unemployment have left many Nigerians struggling to make ends meet. These challenges have tested our resilience and resolve as a people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We call on the government to prioritize the alleviation of these sufferings. It is imperative that our leaders take decisive and impactful actions to address these issues. Enhanced security measures, economic reforms, and policies that create job opportunities are essential steps toward a more prosperous and secure Nigeria. The well-being of the masses should always be at the forefront of governance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite these challenges, we encourage all Nigerians to remain steadfast and hopeful. Our strength lies in our unity and our unwavering belief in the promise of our nation. Let us continue to support one another and work together towards a brighter future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To our esteemed members of NBM of Africa, I urge you to remain law-abiding and uphold the values that our movement stands for. Our commitment to justice, equity, and the betterment of society must guide our actions. Let us lead by example and contribute positively to the communities in which we live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we celebrate Democracy Day, let us remember that the journey to a fully realized democratic nation is ongoing. Our collective efforts, resilience, and determination will pave the way for a Nigeria where every citizen can thrive in peace and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Democracy Day, Nigeria!

 

With solidarity and hope,

 

Otunba Fola Ogunmefun

National Head, NBM of Africa Worldwide

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