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OSOBA, FASHOLA, OTHERS FOR AZUH ARINZE’S 50TH BIRTHDAY AND BOOKS’ PRESENTATION

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OSOBA, FASHOLA, OTHERS FOR AZUH ARINZE’S 50TH BIRTHDAY AND BOOKS’ PRESENTATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine, Azuh Arinze, will be 50 on Thursday, March 24, 2022 – and to commemorate it, he will be unveiling two new books, A TASTE OF SUCCESS and CONVERSATIONS WITH SHOWBIZ STARS, on that day.

 

 

 

 

 

OSOBA, FASHOLA, OTHERS FOR AZUH ARINZE'S 50TH BIRTHDAY AND BOOKS' PRESENTATION

 

 

The memorable and milestone event is slated for the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), on Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, under the distinguished chairmanship of Chief Olusegun Osoba, former Governor of Ogun State.

 

 

 

 

OSOBA, FASHOLA, OTHERS FOR AZUH ARINZE'S 50TH BIRTHDAY AND BOOKS' PRESENTATION

 

Minister of Works and Housing as well as the former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, will be the keynote speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other special guests being expected at the event which begins at 11AM prompt are journalist and activist, Mr. Richard Akinnola (Books’ Reviewer); Oyo State governorship aspirant and GMD of Sodium Group, Mr. Abisoye Fagade (Books’ Presenter); Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolarin (Royal Father of the Day); former DG of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside; presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina; superstar musician and actress, Lady Onyeka Onwenu; PDP presidential aspirant and Ovation magazine publisher, Aare Dele Momodu; General Overseer of Revival Assembly church, Apostle Anselm Madubuko; Executive Vice Chairman of Verdant Zeal, Dr. Tunji Olugbodi; President, Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria and CEO of X3M Ideas, Mr. Steve Babaeko and erstwhile MD, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Otunba Seni Adetu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equally being expected are Rotarian Remi Bello, District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110 Nigeria; Incoming District Governor and the first woman ever to attain that position in District 9110, Rotarian Omotunde Lawson and the District Governor Nominee, Rotarian Ify Ejezie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shedding light on the books, the author, Azuh Arinze, described them “as distinct.” Adding: “The first one, A TASTE OF SUCCESS, is a compendium on what anyone desirous of tasting success in any field of human endeavour must do. It has almost 300 pages and among the successful Nigerians who took out time to share their success stories and which we diligently documented in the book are Chief Segun Osoba, a former governor, renowned journalist and politician; Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, a top pharmacist and one time chairman of Neimeth Pharmaceuticals; Otunba Seni Adetu, former MD of Guinness Nigeria Plc and currently, MD of Algorithm Media; Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya, one of Africa’s greatest artists; Aare Dele Momodu, the highly connected publisher of Ovation International magazine and presidential aspirant; Mr. Kunle Afolayan, celebrated filmmaker; Professors Okey Ndibe and Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, two well known scholars and academics, among many others. Foremost journalist and Editor-in-Chief, Leadership Newspaper, Mr. Azu Ishiekwene, who wrote the foreword, had this to say about the book:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s not the run-of-the-mill motivational variety, often quickly assembled by authors who claim that if you have not read their collection you won’t get far in life… In my opinion, the writer has assembled a miniature compendium of the life stories and careers of eminent and successful people across different spectrums. It’s a worthy and interesting compilation and will make a good collectors’ item.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The second book, CONVERSATIONS WITH SHOWBIZ STARS, as the title suggests, has to do with what anyone interested in making it in the glittering and glamorous world of music, movies and comedy must do. I actually sat down with some of the biggest and most respected in those fields to extract from them how they did it, and are still doing it. From King Sunny Ade to Femi Kuti, Onyeka Onwenu, 2Face Idibia, Wasiu Ayinde, Tiwa Savage, Ali Baba, Gbenga Adeyinka, Okey Bakassi, Basketmouth, Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe Damijo, Julius Agwu, Ali Nuhu, Kanayo O. Kanayo, to mention but a few. As a matter of fact, both books contain 60 of such super exclusive interviews, and they cut across sectors and professions.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Steve Ayorinde, a former Editor of The Punch and one time Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos, wrote the foreword. In his words: “This book blossoms with each page and interviewee. It contains all shades of funny, touching, blunt and sometimes controversial responses which makes it yet another compelling product from an elegant interviewer and conversationalist.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On his life at 50, Azuh quipped: “All I want to say is thank you, Lord. For life, for good health, my blessed family, my precious mother, my irreplaceable siblings, my supportive friends, my selfless mentors and all those who have supported me and my business in one way or the other. I am indeed very, very grateful on how far the Lord has brought and blessed me. Without meaning to sound like another Oliver Twist, all I ask of the Lord is another 50 years. Of course, in good health, mind, body, soul and with the requisite prosperity.”

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Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria’s Water Resources For Economic Gains By Tolulope Adebayo

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Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria’s Water Resources For Economic Gains

By Tolulope Adebayo

 

Under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation has experienced a remarkable resurgence, led by the visionary leadership of Professor Joseph Terlumun Utsev. As the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Utsev has leveraged his vast expertise and experience in water resources and environmental engineering to champion groundbreaking initiatives addressing the nation’s complex water challenges.

 

Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria's Water Resources For Economic Gains
By Tolulope Adebayo

 

Hailing from Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria, Professor Utsev boasts an impressive academic pedigree. He graduated with distinction from the Federal University of Agriculture (now JOSTUM), Makurdi, in 2004, earning a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) as the best student in his cohort. He then pursued advanced studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, earning a Master’s degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in 2007 and a PhD in the same field in 2011.

Professor Utsev’s illustrious career spans approximately 17 years, marked by distinguished tenures in academia and the engineering field. He has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise, earning widespread recognition and acclaim as a consummate administrator and highly esteemed professional. A prolific scholar, he has authored approximately 40 scholarly papers published in esteemed national and international journals, solidifying his standing as a leading authority in his field.

As Minister of Water Resources, Utsev has drawn upon his extensive experience to address flooding and erosion across the country. His academic background and professional expertise have enabled him to devise innovative solutions addressing the root causes of these problems. His leadership has fostered a culture of inclusivity and effectiveness, characterized by a silent intellectual approach focused on results-driven initiatives and collaborative governance.

Professor Utsev’s most outstanding achievement yet has been his remarkable aptitude for augmenting and expanding existing initiatives, tailoring and refining them to harmonize with the pragmatic nuances of the situation. He has expertly recalibrated, adopted, or adapted policies to align with his visionary objectives for the water sector, demonstrating mastery of strategic adaptation and leadership.

Under his leadership, the Ministry of Water Resources has made significant progress in water infrastructure development, irrigation projects, and water supply expansion, enhancing the nation’s water security. His commitment to a water-secure Nigeria has led to the implementation of innovative technologies and sustainable practices, ensuring equal access to clean water and sanitation for all citizens.

Professor Utsev’s appointment as Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation marks a homecoming, with an expanded purview that affords him the opportunity to leverage his intellectual approach to governance, cultivating synergy and inclusivity among diverse stakeholders. Through his commitment to transparency and accountability, he has earned the esteem and trust of the Nigerian populace, inspiring confidence in the ministry’s programs and initiatives.

As a silent intellectual, Professor Utsev exemplifies leadership by example, dedicating himself selflessly to the service of the nation and its people. His efforts have begun to yield concrete results, positioning Nigeria for a brighter future where water resources are optimally harnessed for sustainable development, economic growth, and human betterment. His steadfast commitment to public service, combined with his legal acumen and expertise, makes him the perfect fit for President Tinubu’s administration.

As the nation marks the first anniversary of the Tinubu administration, Professor Utsev’s contributions to the water sector stand out as a testament to the transformative power of silent intellectual leadership, demonstrating the impact of dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to shaping a better Nigeria.

–Adebayo is a communication expert based in Badagry, Lagos.

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Cholera Outbreak: Amuzu Urges Ogun Health Ministry To Stop Spread Of Ailment Via Media Campaign

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Cholera Outbreak: Amuzu Urges Ogun Health Ministry To Stop Spread Of Ailment Via Media Campaign

 

Following the devastating effects of the outbreak of cholera disease spreading across the Nigeria, the house of Representative candidate, Hon. Toyin Amuzu has called on the Ogun State Ministry of Health to embark on serious sensitization programme through the media to caution the spread of the disease.

Cholera Outbreak: Amuzu Urges Ogun Health Ministry To Stop Spread Of Ailment Via Media Campaign

He said, the spread of the ailment was in high dimension and that if nothing is done urgently, that it will be difficult to control it.

 

He maintained that it is paramount for the Ogun State Ministry of health to embark on serious mass sensitization on the devastating effects of the ailment through aggressive media campaign to educate the people of the state on what to do to avoid contacting and spreading the disease.

 

“The Ministry of Health should embark on aggressive sensitization campings through the print, electronic and other social media channels to sensitize Ogun State Residents on the symptoms to look out for the need to promptly visit the hospital for treatment, causes and prevention of this deadly disease to avoid loss of lives”he said.

 

Meanwhile, statistics as shown by Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC, which confirmed that as at June 13,2024 that about 64 cases have been recorded with 30 deaths and Ogun State was said to be among the ten States mentioned to have contributed to 90% of the total cases currently recorded.

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(Watch) FULL INTERVIEW – Ep02 – UNFILTERED: The Big Interview Guest: HM Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of Interior of Nigeria

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Minister-Designate, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo Resigns

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Ep02 – UNFILTERED: The Big Interview
Guest: HM Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of Interior of Nigeria
Host: O’tega ‘The Tiger’ Ogra

 

 

Watch this interview with HM Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo and to his exciting vision for the Ministry of Interior of Nigeria. Discover how his reforms are transforming the ministry and its agencies, from prison reforms, enhanced border security, national assets protection, and fair remuneration for personnel, to improved emergency responses, and streamlined immigration processes.

 

Minister-Designate, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo Resigns

In this episode, host Otega ‘The Tiger’ Ogra explores the extensive reforms and upgrades initiated under the Minister’s leadership, set to transform key sectors that impact the nation’s security and efficiency.

What’s Inside:
– Correctional Services Transformation: Learn about the latest reforms in the prison system aimed at enhancing rehabilitation and improving facilities.
– Border Security and Integration: Discover how Nigeria is bolstering its land, air and maritime borders through advanced technology integrations with international systems such as IATA, MIDAS, and Interpol APIs.
– Revamping Emergency Responses: Gain insights into the new strategies for the fire service and emergency response, including significant reforms in the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
– Streamlining Immigration Processes: Understand the streamlined procedures now in place to enhance the efficiency and security of Nigeria’s visa and immigration services.
– Find out the status of the Expatriate Employment Levy. Good intention, wrong timing, or what? Where is it now?

HM Tunji-Ojo also shares his strategic vision and the challenges being faced while implementing these sweeping changes across his ministry.

You are sure to enjoy this episode.

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