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Arochukwu youths honour Iyke Kanu

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Arochukwu Youth Forum on Saturday 12th January, 2019 honoured the Chairman of Classic International Magazine, Dr. Iyke Kanu with a merit award as Onwa (Moon) of Arochukwu Youths for his developmental strides in the community on the occasion of Grand Civic Reception for Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa.

Iyke Kanu is an author, community leader, philanthropist and accomplished business mogul sitting atop a number of blue chip conglomerates.

Etokebe as Dr. Iyke Kanu is fondly referred to shone like a million star as he was visibly the cynosure of all eyes at the event, stealing the show by every single step he took.

Presenting the award to him, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa eulogized Etokebe for being a true son of Arochukwu and for his unquantifiable contributions towards developmental projects in the community and youth empowerments.
The astute industrialist encouraged other sons and daughters of Arochukwu to emulate Etokebe’s philanthropic disposition to the youths in one hand and the community at large.

While delivering his speech earlier, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Primary Health Care and Communicable Diseases, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa extoled Dr. Kanu’s virtues, as a true friend and progressive son of Arochukwu whose lifestyle is worth emulating by other sons and daughters of Aro.

It will be recalled that Etokebe led the entire people of Arochukwu to work accidously for Sen. Ohuabunwa during the last general elections where he defeated Dr. Orji Uzo Kalu to represent the good people of Abia North in the hallowed chambers of National Assembly.

In his acceptance speech, Etokebe thanked the Arochukwu Youth Forum for the honour while encouraging them to look inwards for embedded strength and use them positively for their careers and growth of the society.

He further admonished mammoth Aro youths who thronged the Aggrey Memorial Primary School, Ibom, venue of the occasion to eschew destructive tendencies and vices that will become a menace to the society.

Highly elated Eze Dr. Kanu Nwa Kanu, the Eze Ibom Isii of Arochukwu in a warm embrace with Etokebe resented him to guests and well-wishers alike, as a noble son of Arochukwu.

Speaking with the media at Dr. Iyke Kanu’s country home shortly after the occasion, one of the leaders of Aro youths, Papa Uwa said Etokebe is a man of the people, a man of integrity who is willing to do anything within his reach to see that Aro youths survive. “He knows our problem and always there to help assuage them, that’s why we follow him. Politically, whoever he wants us to follow is who we will vote for. For instance during the last election he urged us to vote en mass for Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa and he won so we are here today to ask him his stand politically for 2019”.

Other recipients of the merit award include Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, Hon. Chinedu Orji (Ikuku Abia), Majority Leader, Abia State House of Assembly and Hon. Kalu Kames Kalu, Executive Chairman Arochukwu Local Government Area.

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Buhari’s aide tackles Omotola over ‘hellish’ comment

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A tweet by Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, telling the Federal Government that Nigeria is hellish; and a presidential aide’s response have set Twitter agog, as Omotola and Bashir Ahmed have continued to trend as Nigerians respond to their tweets.

Jalade-Ekeinde had, on Sunday, tweeted at President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, via her official Twitter account, @Realomosexy: “The country under your watch is hellish! @ProfOsinbajo @MBuhari @NGRPresident The lack of Money in circulation, now coupled with the continuous assault and killings by uniformed men will make this country implode!!! It’s unbearable! Do something! Insecurity! Fear and desperation everywhere.”

The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmed, via his verified Twitter account, @BashirAhmaad, on Tuesday, responded, “Madam Omotola, those who are working for clean money are not complaining and will never refer to our dear country as ‘hellish’. In Kano State alone, from 2015 to 2018, no fewer than 200 medium and small-scale rice milling centres emerged. For that, billions circulated among millions.”

However, Jalade-Ekeinde, in her reply, called on the presidential aide to put politics aside and address the issues objectively.

She said, “As long as you’re not insinuating that I am not working clean for my money, I hear you. It’s good that there are some (signs of) progress. Do you truly want to say you don’t see all that’s really wrong? Can we fight for our future in truth for once? Without being partisan?”

Jalade-Ekeinde’s tweet generated support from several Nigerians, including a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, who reminded the actress that public servants were wont to turn a blind eye to the protests of the public.

Ezekwesili said, “Don’t worry yourself. We all know foolish hubris when we see it. The world is filled with relics of governments that ignored the outcries of their citizens. Don’t worry yourself. #MessageToOmotola.

“Those with the privilege of education must use their voice in every society to demand a better life for especially the weak, the poor and the vulnerable. Don’t worry yourself about what is thrown at you. They and not you have the duty to the accountability you demanded.”

Source: PUNCH

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EFAB unveils ultra-modern, affordable duplexes in Gwarimpa

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The premium property market in the nation’s capital, Abuja, got a boost recently with the successful completion of the elegant EFAB Crystal located in Gwarimpa.

EFAB Crystal is the newest addition to the string of residential housing estates from the staple of EFAB properties Limited, a firm known for adopting innovative approaches to property development.

The 26-unit housing estate, built on two hectares of land, is located off 3rd avenue, 36 road by Mike Okonkwo close, Gwarinpa.

The exquisite estate has 20 stand-alone and 6 semi-detached 5-bedroom duplexes complete with pent houses and boys’ quarters.

Considering the cost of production and the relative utilities of the properties, many would consider the prices of the units cheap.

A unit in the estate goes for a price range of N85-N90 million and buyers would get their keys three weeks after confirmation of payment.

The site engineer, Mr. Justice Dike, who shed some light on the cost of the properties said the houses were affordable and moderately charged in view of location in the high-brow area of Gwarimpa.

He said in order to encourage ownership by different class of people, potential buyers would have the opportunity to make outright purchase by making full cash payment or pay by installment.

“installmental payment can be made within a minimum of 3 months and maximum of 6 months.

“Everything is done except the fittings. That will be done when payments are made, so when you pay, you give us a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum 1 month to complete the fittings,” he added.

EFAB Crystal estate is one of the numerous projects undertaken by  EFAB developers, which had previously completed  estates such as  EFAB Metropolis Along Kubwa Express, EFAB Lokogoma,  EFAB Mbora 1,2, 3, And  4,  EFAB Queens,  EFAB City Estate Dakwa and many more all in Abuja.

All the estates have made remarkable progress in terms of infrastructure development, such as roads, drainage channels which are continuously adding to the development of Abuja.

Being a major player in real estate sector in Nigeria, EFAB limited have supported the federal government severally. They built 1000 units of houses and handed over to Police Corporation in 2014 while in 2015, EFAB donated  a three-bedroom flat in Dakwa area of Dei Dei, Abuja to father of quintuplets Mr. Imudia Uduehi as a social responsibility project.

Focussed on helping People own their own houses irrespective of their social strata, Chief Fabian Nworah, the Chairman of Efab Properties Limited, established a mortgage bank, which is a first generation mortgage bank, to give mortgage to people that want to buy houses.

Nworah is an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist whose life of service for humanity follows the pattern of highly successful businessmen the world over.

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Alter Date: New film by Yemisi Banjoko sets to hit the silverscreen 

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Multi-Award winning UK based Nigerian filmmaker, YEMISI BANJOKO is set to thrill her Nigerian fans to the release of her recent work titled; ALTER DATE.

The new movie shot in Lagos, Nigeria is a romantic drama that tells the story of an intriguing love web of Remi, Elizabeth and Timi.

These three had been dealt a fair share of blow that comes from emotional and psychological breakdown from toxic relationships and mismatch.

Remi and Timi while using each other as an escape from the stress of the real world, realizes that they we’re meant to be together; courtesy of Elizabeth’s intervention.

The huge budget film which was shot in 2018, bagged over 25 nominations in different categories of awards, and won seven different awards including GAP Awards on December 16.

The new movie which is set to hit the cinema April 19 stars Lilian Esoro, Fredrick Leonard, Tana Adelana, Bolanle Ninalowo and Fredrick Leonard and was directed by Marc Adebesin.

The film will be released under the auspices of Yemisi Banjoko Ogunyemi Productions.

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