The Women Awards Championship International (WAC), Nigeria Aquatics Federation in collaboration with the African First Ladies Peace Mission, have perfected necessary arrangements to organize the maiden International Women Swimming Championship and Rural Empowerment in honour of Nigeria’s First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari and governors’ wives.
The first ever Swimming Champions and Rural Empowerment, as reliably gathered is a systematic plan and agenda to boost the support base needed to provide requisite economic and other vital skills to young girls and vulnerable women in rural communities.
The event also seeks to honour the remarkable achievements of the wife of the president in championing the course of vulnerable women in the country through her socioeconomic development and empowerment programmes.
The event is expected to hold at the Conference Hall of African First Lady’s Peace Mission, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday 26th November, 2020.
According to the organizers of the, using the ‘Future Assured’ project, the First Lady has been able to reach out to the less privileged in numerous communities and has also initiated series of empowerment programs and activities for Nigerians to benefit from.
The Future Assured Project also caters for victims of insurgency in the North East through distribution of food items to the IDP camps and addresses youth education and empowerment in the affected areas.
Some of these charitable efforts include; empowerment of farmers and women in Kogi, to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on them through the distribution of numerous Hair Dryer Machines to some less privileged women and Water Pumping Machines to farmers for irrigation in order boost their farming activities during the dry season.
The groups paid a glowing tribute to Dr. Aisha Buhari for being the voice of the voiceless, especially the special attention she paid to the plight of the citizens during the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic through various support programmes and initiatives for less-privileged women that cut across the federation.
In view of the success recorded by the First Lady’s humanitarian activities, the 2020 Swimming Championship which is aimed at building swimming and sporting capacity for girl child, is being organized in her honour and is geared towards empowering women and less privileged in the 774 Local Government of Nigeria.
“The event would be used to select the most analytical and appropriate girl swimmers to be further trained for the upcoming International Swimming Championship. It is strategically planned to also provide special training and empowerment materials for all participating athletes, vulnerable and less-privileged girls and women in our rural communities”, the groups said.
Part of the activities lined up is the official presentation/unveiling of the trophy to the First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari ahead of the commencement of the International Women Swimming Championship.
The trophy would be presented to the first lady in recognition of her selfless efforts and contribution to helping the girl child, women and the less privileged, with her pet projects spanning the breadth of the country.
The theme of the unveiling is tagged: “PEACEFUL, POWERFUL AND PROSPEROUS POTENTIAL OF WOMEN IN ALL SPHERES OF LIFE.”
Oyepeju to unveil Ara Foundation in Ibadan
Ibadan – born industrialist, Alhaji Ademola Oyepeju is poised to officially launch the Ara Foundation, a Non- Governmental Organization birthed to support the less – privileged.
The event, which is billed to hold December 5 at Scrolab Hotel, Oke – Ado in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital will also feature celebration of founder’s birthday, presentation of awards to some eminent personalities, scholarship for indigent students and empowerment program.
Dignitaries expected to grace the ocassion include : the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso 1, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chief Bayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election.
Others are: Chief Oyegade Oyepeju, Alhaji Amadu Zungeru, Sarkin Hausawa of Ibadan, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho), Sheik Muyideen Ajani Bello, Hon Muse Ariyo, Pastor Kayode Akinola, Alhaji Taofeek Babatunde, Prince Abass Aleshinloye, Alhaji Taofeeq , Tao Onibata, Professsor Abideen Olaiya and Rev Mrs Olaiya, among others.
Oyepeju, in a statement signed on Thursday, explained that the foundation was founded in 2018 and it is duly registered with the government.
The business magnate also added that since its establishment, the foundation has lifted many poor people to a better state through financial aid to petty traders, schorlarship for indigent students in tertiary institutions , donation of tools and equipment for artisans to boost their businesses among others .
He emphasized the need for all levels of government to embark on more programs to alleviate poverty, unemployment and insecurity especially among youths.
According to him, “the focus of the foundation is beyond humanitarian services but a ploy to enhance growth and advancement of the society through extension of helping hands to the needy and idle hands who may later became devil’s instrument.
“The increasing number of people with no clear cut jobs is alarming and dangerous for the society and to prevent total collapse the needy should be supported and engage “, Oyepeju noted.
The industrialist, however advised youths to shun violence and channel their energy and talents towards national development.
Oyo: Buhari begins training, empowerment program for 400 youths in mechanized farming
Senator AbdulFatai Buhari representing Oyo North Senatorial District will on Thursday, 3rd December, 2020, in conjunction with the National Directorate Of Employment (NDE), engage no fewer than four hundred (400) selected youths from across the thirteen (13) local governments of the senatorial district in Mechanized Farming.
The three (3) day intensive training on modern techniques of farming will come up simultaneously at three different locations, Kisi, Town Hall in Kisi, Irepo local government, Ipman Hall in Saki at Saki West Local government and Ipapo Town Hall in Ipapo at Itesiwaju local government in Oyo North.
Apart from the daily transport allowances and feeding for the beneficiaries, the trainees will at the end of the training programme, be empowered with seedlings, herbicides, equipment, training allowances and certificate
Oyo North is an agrarian district which if well harnessed will serve as food basket for the state and Nigeria as a whole as well as increase the revenue base of the state and nation through import of agricultural products like, sorghum,millet, cashew, cassava,yam amongst others.
The knowledge acquired by the beneficiaries at the end of the training, is expected to be used to increase their harvests which will in turn improve their living standard.
This brings to total, one thousand two hundred (1200) constituents selected from Oyo North Senatorial District that have been engaged in one training or the other by Senator AbdulFatai Buhari, in the last one month.
Untold story of sex for passport saga at Nigeria Embassy in Germany
The recent news which gone viral with a video clip alleging that a Nigerian Embassy staff in Berlin, Germany, one Mr Martins, was engaged in sex for passport / visa racketeering and fraud has been found to be maliciously subjective and a deliberate attempt to cast aspersion, dent the image of the Embassy and intimidate the staff into accepting unethical practices as the norm.
According to a fact-checking news organization based in Paris , – Bureau The Truth described the Nigerian Embassy in Berlin as one of the very few best Embassies in the world where the staff strictly adhere and comply with the oath of service and the official charter of duties without compromising or bending the rules.
Bureau The Truth disclosed that the Nigerian Embassy in Berlin has consistently for many years proved to be impregnable for passport /visa racketeers shunned malpractices and diligently mobilized its staff into servicing the needs and attention of Nigerians in Germany and carried out its diplomatic function.
The fact-checking news organization revealed that this seemingly hardliner modus operandi of the Embassy and its staff has been a cog in the wheel of operation of a clique of Nigerians from a particular ethnic group which specializes in Nigeria passport racketeering, child trafficking and immigration sharp practices.
According to Bureau the Truth, Nigeria Embassy in Germany has been able to wade off immigration rats and cockroaches mainly because of its internal security mechanism which Mr Martins has dutifully guarded and coordinated.
Bureau The Truth revealed that Mr Martins is a man of integrity at his duty post and has never been found wanting in his course of duty and he has never been alleged or being suspected of any official malaise .
The fact-checking organization disclosed further that Mr Martins seemed to be a thorn in the flesh of intruders into the Embassy as his no-nonsense posture at work has made him an enemy of fraudsters who find it hard to penetrate the Embassy.
Bureau The Truth investigation disclosed that, the alleged Mr Martins is not in any official capacity of influence to issue a passport / visa or interfere in the process of passport /visa-issuing adding that it found out from its investigation that the video on viral was a deliberate setup.
Bureau The Truth pointed out that there is nothing in the video which indicate any discussion relating to visa or any diplomatic business.
“A thorough analysis of the video has nothing to show or any discussion about passport /visa or diplomatic business but a deliberate incursion into another man’s privacy by a set of people whose intention is evil and who were forcing their voices on their victim ‘
Bureau The Truth opined that the video has a touch of ethnic affiliation as the voices were a mix of English and an ethnic language belonging to Nigeria.
It also pointed out that the said video had only Mr Martins who was being bombarded with a flurry of comments without allowing him to have a say and without showing his alleged partner.
Bureau The Truth also observed that one of the invaders of Mr Martins’ privacy was heard telling him why he always refused to take whatever instruction issued to him by another colleague in the office .
Bureau The Truth called on the Nigerian Ambassador in Germany to ensure a thorough investigation of the case with clinical and precise format devoid of media siege and blackmailing tendencies pointing out that the profile, integrity, precedent and business activities of those in the video should be thoroughly perused, audited and noted.
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