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Dame Patience Jonathan bags Most Outstanding, Distinguished First Lady of the Decade in Nigeria Award

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The former First Lady of Nigeria from 2010-2015 Dame (Dr) Patience Faka Goodluck Jonathan, is to be honoured by the People’s Security Monitor (PSM) Conference and Recognition Awards scheduled to take place at the Merit House, Abuja, on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

The Executive Producer/CEO and Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 2021 PSM Conference and Recognition Ceremony, Comrade Isiaka Mustapha, in a statement issued in Abuja, said honouring the former First Lady should not be a surprise to Nigerians knowing fully well her larger than life personality even after leaving office 6 years ago.

Mrs Jonathan popularly known as ‘Mama peace’ is also former President of African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) and Chairperson of A. Aruera Reachout Foundation (AARF) and Chief Executive, of Women for Change and Development Initiative (W4CDI).

Comrade Mustapha placed emphasis on the bold initiatives of taking care of the children with “hole in their hearts”; the mass mobilization of women and youths helping the less privileged in the society and her laudable accomplishments while she was in Office as the First Lady.

Her achievements till date he said have been acknowledged as they are there for all to see.

He said “Show me any other First Lady alive” that has impacted so much on the lives of the ordinary women, Children and Nigerians if not Dame Patience Jonathan.”

He described her as a woman whose heart is so dear to all not minding where you are from or to which religion you belong. “She is a promoter of peace known nationally, continentally and globally for her concern for peace and harmonious co-existence amongst all people that earned her the name “Mama Peace.”

The Chairman of the Organizing Committee reiterated that his organization is very lucky to have noticed it earlier than any award organizers and institutions that this great Nigerian should be honoured for her selfless, openness, forthrightness and love for the women of this country, especially now when she is not in government and still doing things privately for the benefit of humanity.

“That this resourceful, energetic, focused and committed former First Lady, a good mother and champion of the empowerment of the Nigerian women, mother of orphans, friend of the needy, supporter of indigent who need no introduction.

“Her life personifies the saying that some individuals are born great; some had greatness thrust upon them by fate while some also have their way through hard work to become great.

“For Dame Patience Jonathan, she is a product of fate and hardwork, who have fought tirelessly for the equitable inclusion and participation of women in all arms of government.

“She is always convinced that political and economic change and the empowerment of the women can only be complete when women actively participate in making and implementing policies that affect them which has been the goal of her NGO, the Women for Change and Development Initiative (W4CDI).”

Comrade Mustapha said Dame Patience’s NGO has been able to change and re-orient our women to the belief that they can aspire to any position of leadership without fear of discrimination.

“Through her campaign and mobilization, many states in Nigeria then approved the 35 percent affirmation slot for women in governance, a feat that no women alive have surpassed and a feat worthy of emulation and commendation, as well as put her name on the sands of time.

“Her other NGO, the A. Aruera Reachout Foundation, has been at the forefront in training women to earn meaningful means of livelihood by equipping them with marketing skills, provide them with capital and starter packs to enable them start their businesses. “The foundation also distributes farming and fishing equipment to subsistence farmers and fishermen, as well as provides scholarships and support for orphans and indigent girls; rehabilitate prison inmates, especially female inmates and sponsors children with heart ailment for surgery abroad till date.

“Dame Patience is known for the passion and steadfast dedication to the betterment of the lives of Nigerian women, children, youths, the physically challenged and the aged. As a “Global Child Online Protection Champion” given to her by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU/IMPACT) which was given to her on May 10, 2013.

“She will be honoured this year along with other deserving awardees that have carved a niche for themselves in their chosen endeavours, by People’s Security award as “The Most Outstanding and Distinguished First Lady of the Decade in Nigeria”.

“We enjoin all men and women including youths of good faith to join us to celebrate Mama Peace on that eventful date.”

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Khalid Adams felicitates with Muslims at Ramadan

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Khalid Adams felicitates with Muslims at Ramadan

The MD/CEO of ROCHL investments and Properties, Abuja, Alhaji Khalid Adams has felicitated with the entire Muslim Ummah as they observe the one Pillar of Islam which is fasting in the Holy Month of Ramadan

The Kogi born politician/property manager also charged the Muslim Ummah in the State and nation at large to imbibe the spirit of forgivenes love and unity which he said, forms the core sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (SAW).

He urged the people of the State to use the period to pray for the land and for sober reflection.

Adams who is also a former APC Governorship aspirant in the last Governorship primary of the party in he State, called on Nigerians to be security conscious at all times.

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Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni marries fourth wife, Abacha’s daughter, Gumsu

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Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni marries fourth wife, Abacha’s daughter, Gumsu

The governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has tied the nuptial chords with Gumsu Sani Abacha, a daughter of former Nigeria’s Head of State.

The Governor, who is also the chairman, caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, paid 24 gold coins as dowry.

The prices of gold coins vary, with American Buffalo costing $2,055.13; American Gold Eagle $2,060.13; Canadian Maple Leaf $2030.13; Australian Kangaroo $2015.13; and Chinese Panda which is sold at $1975.13.

The marriage ceremony took place on Wednesday at the Abuja residence of the bride’s elder brother, Mohammed Abacha.

Some of the dignitaries that graced the ceremony included, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali; National Commissioner, Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Bashir Garba-Lado.

Others are Kano-based Islamic cleric, Aminu Daurawa; Katsina State governorship aspirant in 2019 elections, Yakubu Lado-DanMarke, and many others.

It would be recalled that Buni had in 2019 married his predecessor’s daughter, Adama Ibrahim-Gaidam as his third wife.

The new bride Gumsu is now coming as the fourth wife to the governor.

The 45-year-old daughter of the late head of state was previously married to a Cameroonian multi-billionaire, Bayero Mohamadou.

But the 20-year-old marriage crashed in 2020.

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Tributes as Arochukwu indigenes, bid Eze Aro farewell

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Tributes as Arochukwu indigenes, bid Eze Aro farewell

Friends and well-wishers of Arochukwu and the entire kingdom have bid farewell to late Eze Ogbonnaya Okoro popularly known as Eze Aro.
At the final burial rites on Monday, April 5, 2021, both the young and old were at their best in display as the remains of Eze Aro were eventually interred.
The indigenes of Arochukwu in Arochukwu local government area of Abia state one after the other took turns to eulogise the lives and times of the departed first class Traditional Ruler.

The Chairman, Aro National Rites of Passage Committee, Prof. Okoro Ijeoma, described the deceased king as highly talented, educated, relaxed and very respectful.He said the late traditional ruler sacrificed a lot for the peace of his community.
Prof. Okoro used the occasion to draw the attention of the federal government on the deplorable state of Arochukwu/Ohafia highway.He said the completion of the road would be the best way to immortalise the highly respected late Monarch. 
“We have had a road which is in despair and it was one of those agonies that faced him when he was alive and we want a lasting legacy for the road to be fixed to honour him, because that is how we can grow economically and socially,” he said.
Also speaking, a two-time governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance now one of the top APC leaders in Abia state Dr Alex Otti who chaired the burial event commended the chairman of the National Committee on the burial rites of passage and committees for working so hard to organise a befitting burial for the Aro monarch. He also thanked Aro sons and daughters both at home and in the diaspora for their huge financial contributions to the burial and encouraged them to maintain the spirit of unity engendered by the event.”He remarked that the entire Aro people are consoled by the legacies the late Eze Aro left behind. Dr. Otti then prayed to God to show him mercy and grant his soul eternal rest, while calling on the immediate family of the deceased and the entire Aro kingdom to bear the loss with fortitude
Convener of the New Nigeria Group, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, said the late Eze Aro loved his community and Nigeria at large.
He said, “Late Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, preached peace and collective responsibility towards the development of his community while on the throne. Each time we visited him, he  will tell us that  the crown he was wearing was also on our heads, therefore we must work hard to protect it.
“He wanted all of us to be involved in seeking the peace, progress and development of the Arochukwu Kingdom.
“He never demanded anything from anyone, he was content with what he had. He was an extraordinary king, one would have expected him to be more demanding but he wasn’t.
Born on Monday, March 6, 1932, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, he ascended the famous Eze Aro throne in 1995 and his reign witnessed tremendous transformation of the kingdom and growth in inter-communal relations. 
Among other positions, Eze Ogbonnaya Okoro, was a first-class traditional ruler and occupied one of the ancient traditional stools in Nigeria and was the custodian of the Aro heritage worldwide.
He passed on after a protracted illness.

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