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Prince Ned Nwoko Antarctica Experience Challenge: Ruth Libonghaunim emerged winner

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Prince Ned Nwoko Antarctica Experience Challenge: Ruth Libonghaunim emerged winner
Prince Ned Nwoko Antarctica Experience Challenge: Ruth Libonghaunim emerged winner
Nigeria’s creative industry is full of bundles of talents both established and rising. For the fast-rising one, an opportunity presented itself for a rise to stardom through the Prince Ned Nwoko Antarctica Experience Challange, initiated by the Billionaire Philanthropist and Antarctica Explorer Prince Ned Nwoko.
Prince Ned Nwoko Antarctica Experience Challenge: Ruth Libonghaunim emerged winner
Recall that in January 2020 Prince Ned Nwoko went on a symbolic expedition to the extremely cold Antarctica to create an Awareness for Malaria Eradication in Nigeria and Africa. He made history as the first BLACK AFRICAN TO REACH THE SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA.
The former Lawmaker, Hon Ned through his foundation invited creative talents across Nigeria to interpret his Antarctica Expedition/Experience in different creative genres such as music, short film, drawings, poetry, etc.  With over five thousand entries, and after the various online audition stages, the top 10 finalists were selected to battle for 5 Million Naira Worth of Prizes. The top 10 slugged it out at the White Desert, Royal Court Villa, life camp in Abuja where the Grand finale was held On 25th April 2021 being WORLD MALARIA DAY. Creativity involves breaking out established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. The 10 finalists really prepared for the grand finale going by their prowess, creativity, and performance. The project coordinator of Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication and also the Project Manager of Ned Nwoko Antarctica Experience Challenge told the audience during his opening remarks that they are in for full entertainment from the creative industry and encouraged everyone to join the advocacy and awareness on the scourge of malaria in Nigeria and Africa.
Prince Ned Nwoko Antarctica Experience Challenge: Ruth Libonghaunim emerged winner
There were scintillating performances from Eedris Abdulkareem of Nigeria JagaJaga and hip-hop sensation Faze with both performing their Monster hits. The highpoint of the event was when Mr. Chukwuebuka Anyaduba popularly known as Chuks announced the top 5 and top three before he announced spoken word artiste, Ruth Libonghaunim as the winner of Prince Ned Nwoko Antarctica Experience Challenge 2021. Ruth will get a 5million Naira Worth of Prizes which include: Cash Prize of 2.5m, a Luxury Trip to Mount Ned on a Private Jet, and A Weekend at a Luxury Hotel in Abuja. Prince Ned Nwoko accompanied by his two beautiful wives, Laila and Regina in his Philanthropic gesture changed the atmosphere when he made his closing remarks by gifting the 4 runners up 2.5million Naira while the rest went home with #400,000 each. The top five winners who could not hide their joy showered Encomium and prayers on Prince Ned Nwoko and his team members.
Prince Ned Nwoko Antarctica Experience Challenge: Ruth Libonghaunim emerged winner
There were performances from On-Air Personality, Ambassador Wahala; duo of  Abuja Based Comedian, MC Bob, and shortcut. It was indeed an event that will linger on for a long time in the mind of guests made up of Royal Father, Celebrities, Captain of Industry, and international experts who attended the Star-studded grand finale of Ned Nwoko Antarctica Experience Challenge. The event was hosted by MC Amana, one of Abuja’s most sought-after MCs, and Co-hosted by the Scintillating Illumina. The judges were Nollywood actor Sani Danja, Business Intelligent Architect Wilfred Uche, and Abuja’s foremost celebrity Photographer George Okoro. The 4 runners-up that went home with 2.5m each are ASHAKA VICTORY THONA, JULIUS OJOUDALE JOHN, OWOICHO DANIEL DOUGLAS, and SHANTELLE PETERS ELNAS. Congratulations to the winners!

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Testimony Galore As Apostle Prince Acha’s Ministry is Changing Lives and Impacting Destines

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Apostle Prince Acha is arguably one of the authentic mouthpieces of God in this end time. Known as the Apostle of Good news, he is the General Overseer of Divine Redemption Hill Ministry.
Testimonies of the impact of his ministry has become a force to be reckoned with. A gifted preacher and endowed with Prophetic unction, his compassionate lifestyle endeared a lot to him.
A woman who spoke with us revealed that through the ministry of Apostle she was delivered from untimely death and total turn around in her business. According to her, when she got a shop at Abule egba axis of Lagos, neighbors informed her to run from the place as those who got the shop before her died mysteriously. She was scared and run to the Apostle for prayers. Without visiting the place physically he informed her of the six places within the compound where the Charms were buried. And she went there, exhumed the places as described and saw charms buried there. After that he prayed for her and that same shop meant to be her burial ground became her source of breakthrough. These and many more has turned his ministry into a haven for solution to many people.
Testimony Galore As Apostle Prince Acha's Ministry is Changing Lives and Impacting Destines

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Gen. Buratai Hails Wole Soyinka at 90

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Gen. Buratai Hails Wole Soyinka at 90

 

On Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abuja, former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. (Amb.) T.Y. Buratai, joined other dignitaries to celebrate the 90th birthday of Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka. The event, titled “KONGI’S HARVEST 2024,” was organised by Arojah Royal Theatre and themed “Wole Soyinka: The Messenger and His Messages.” It featured performances, talks, and the Abuja premiere of the documentary “Ebihirome Road: The Museum of Memory” by Kola Tunbosun’s Ologo Africa. In his remarks, Buratai, who was represented by Maj. Gen. Bulama Biu praised Soyinka’s immense contributions to literature and his unwavering dedication to human rights and democracy. He described Soyinka as a national treasure whose works have had a profound impact on both Nigeria and the global community. “Wole Soyinka’s achievements are a testament to the power of literature and the arts in shaping society. His works have not only brought international recognition to Nigeria but have also inspired generations of writers and activists,” Buratai said

 

However, Buratai who commended the naming of the National Theatre in honour of the literary icon, also used the occasion to highlight the lack of adequate support for the arts in Nigeria. He lamented the insufficient funding and resources allocated to cultural institutions and initiatives, which he believes hampers the growth of the arts and limits the potential of talented individuals in the country. “The arts are a vital part of our national identity and heritage. Yet, they continue to be underfunded and undervalued. It is crucial that we invest in the arts and provide the necessary support to nurture the creative talents that abound in our country,” Buratai emphasised. He called on both the government and the private sector to prioritise the arts, arguing that a thriving cultural sector can contribute significantly to the nation’s socio-economic development. The event was a vibrant celebration of Soyinka’s legacy, featuring various Wole Soyinka-themed performances and insightful discussions on his works and influence. The documentary “Ebihirome Road: The Museum of Memory” provided attendees with a deeper understanding of Soyinka’s life, including his arrest and imprisonment during the Nigerian Civil War.

 

The army general, advised the organisers to ensure that proper arrangement is made to show the movie to young Nigerians as a way of bringing them to speed about recent histories that they were not part of, and to motivate them to reach for the sky. Organizers, including Om’Oba Jerry Adesewo, Artistic Director of Arojah Royal Theatre, expressed their commitment to continuing the tradition of honoring Soyinka annually. “This is not just a celebration but a dedication to preserving and promoting the legacy of a great sage. We must tell his story to inspire future generations,” Adesewo remarked. As the celebrations concluded, there was a renewed call for greater support for the arts, ensuring that the contributions of figures like Wole Soyinka are not only remembered but also serve as a foundation for nurturing new talents and preserving Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.

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Court Orders Major General Umaru Mohammed To Forfeit Ikoyi, Apapa Mansions

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The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the final forfeiture of five properties linked to the former Managing Director of Nigerian Army Properties Limited (NAPL), Major-General Umaru Mohammed, to the federal government.

Justice Chukujekwu Aneke issued the final forfeiture ruling on Wednesday after a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) lawyer, A.O. Mohammed.

The properties, which include No.8b, Bedwell Road, Ikoyi; No.3, Force Road, Ikoyi, Lagos; No.14, Glover Road, Ikoyi, Lagos; No.6, Marina, Ikoyi, Lagos; and No. 28, Point Road, Apapa, Lagos, were found to be fraudulently misappropriated and the proceeds of the sale diverted for personal use.

The EFCC had told the court that an investigation revealed that the properties were proceeds of an unlawful activity and that the former Army General had diverted the funds for personal use.

Justice Aneke had earlier ordered the interim forfeiture of the properties on March 4 and directed the publication of the order in a national newspaper, thereby inviting interested parties to present their arguments against the permanent forfeiture of the properties government.

On Wednesday, the EFCC’s lawyer, A.O. Mohammed, moved the application for the properties’ final forfeiture, stating that the commission had complied with the court’s order regarding the publication.

“It will be in the interest of justice for the court to grant the prayers being sought and also order the final forfeiture of the property to the federal government,” the lawyer said.

The judge, after listening to the submissions, ordered the final forfeiture of the properties to the federal government.

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