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Engr. Osifo honours UNIBEN’s Overall Best Graduating Student with N250k

The awardee, Mr Abanum Mr. Henry Ogorchukwu Abanum, the overall best graduating student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) at the just concluded 46th and 47th combined Convocation Ceremonies of the institution, has been honoured with the “Osasere Osifo Prize for Academic Excellence” award. The Academic Excellence Prize is an initiative of Engr. Osasere Favour Osifo, a former President of the UNIBEN Students’ Union, who is currently the Vice-President of the University of Benin Alumni Association North America (UBAANA) chapter, and also a member of the United States (U.S.) Airforce. The award presentation ceremony took place on Monday at the University of Benin Students’ Affairs Division. Mr. Abanum, who graduated with a First Class, 4.97 GPA, from the Faculty of Pharmacy, was honoured with the sum of N250,000 by Engr. Osifo in recognition of his academic excellence. Speaking at the Award ceremony, Engr. Osifo lamented that celebrating mediocrity and shunning excellence was fast becoming a norm in today’s society, hence, the coming on board of the Osasere Osifo Prize for Academic Excellence to change the narrative. Represented by a former Public Relations Officer of the UNIBEN SUG, Comrade Oguche Divine Omale, Engr. Osifo said the academic feat achieved by Mr. Abanum should be applauded by all lovers of excellence, hard work, and diligence. In honouring Mr. Abanum, Engr. Osifo said the Osasere Osifo Prize for Academic Excellence hopes to...

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Edo 2020: Oshiomhole Not Promoting Godfatherism In Edo – Azebamwan, APC SPS

The State Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr Chris Azebamwan, has exonerated Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman of all godfatherism allegations in the Edo political space. In a statement signed by his Personal Assistant (Media), Ogochukwu Isioma, entitled, “Adams Oshiomhole And His Place In History”, Azebamwan described the former Governor as a messiah who came to rescue following the eight years of waste by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government. He lauded the former labour leader and APC national chairman for strengthening the Party in Edo State and making everyone feel entitled as a stakeholder [in the Party] during his eight-year reign as Governor. Describing the current administration in Edo as an offshoot of the political legacies of the Comrade Governor, the APC spokesman said Oshiomhole’s place in the contemporary history of Edo State [politics] cannot be overemphasized. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was elected to the Office of the Governor of Edo State in April 2007 but did not assume office until November 2008 after a long-drawn legal tussle that ousted Professor Oserheimen Osunbor. It is a generally held view by the average man in Edo state that the eight odd years of PDP was a disaster and a dismal failure. The infrastructural framework collapsed. Roads were not motorable even when they could be accessed. Hospitals became consulting centers. School teachers...

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Hon. Alex Ikwechegh dedicates 41st birthday to fallen soldiers, others

One of the most notable and philanthropic politicians from South-East, Chief (Hon.) Alex Ikwechegh, has turned plus one today 25th August. But unlike the past, the philanthropist is not marking the 41st birthday anniversary. Rather, Hon. Alex Ikwechegh, popularly referred to as the “Nkuma Dike Ndigbo”, is dedicating the occasion to fallen soldiers and victims of banditry, kidnaping and other crimes against humanity in the country. The Founder of Alex Ikwechegh Foundation and GrossField Group, said it was difficult for any rational thinking individual to celebrate anything under the current state of this country. “We are alive and healthy while others suffer and mourn the loss of their family members due to the pervading insecurity plaguing all areas of the nation,” he said. “I dedicate this day to the gallant soldiers that lost their lives yesterday while simply doing their jobs at the Nigerian Defence Academy. I dedicate this day to those faithful women who have lost husbands due to banditry. “I dedicate this day to those children that have died in the hands of kidnappers and rapists on their way to school. I dedicate this day to those people going through serious challenging times. Our good Lord hears your cry and sees your suffering and shall surely deliver everyone.” Alex Ikwechegh’s past birthdays were marked with week-long philanthropic activities and benevolence including the traditional distribution of free fuel...

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Sokoto 2023: Hon Mas’ud Musa Bashar Urged To Run For Governor

    Hon Mas’ud Musa Bashir, Managing Director, Al-Mas’ud Oli and Gas has again been urged to contest for Governor in the 2023 Governorship election in Sokoto state.   Bashir, who was recently honoured at the 9th edition of the Peace Achievers International Conference and Award, is a man who has greatly contributed to Africa’s and Nigeria’s peace and stability.   He is currently a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State. The oil magnate is being asked by the youths to run for governorship under the Party in the state.   According to some residents...

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Philanthropist, Hon Alex Ikwechegh To Grade Rural Roads In Abia State

Renowned Nigerian philanthropist and the Founder of Alex Ikwechegh Foundation, Chief (Hon) Alex Mascot Ikwechegh, has unveiled plans to grade roads in rural communities of Abia state, Southeast, Nigeria. The rural roads grading, which is being carried out under the Alex Ikwechegh Foundation, will take place simultaneously across all the three Abia North, Central and South senatorial districts on February 3, 2021. Chief Alex, Founder of GrossField Group, through his Foundation, has therefore directed rural dwellers to identify roads that needs grading in their communities and reach the Foundation through 08064119000 or 08033023854 for action. This latest philanthropic gesture...

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