Thursday July 31st, 2014
Thursday July 31st, 2014
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Pace setting corporate social social responsibility

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Eid-L-Fitr Sallah Prayers : Some disable and faithful pray at the Surulere Central Mosque at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos yesterday to mark the end of the Ramadan Fast Worldwide  Px  Biodun Ogunleye

The MTN Foundation was incorporated in July 2004, to offer a sustainable and focused channel through which MTN Nigeria would drive its corporate social responsibility initiatives in all 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory

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‘Legislation to protect the disabled critical to national development’

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Disabled boarding a bus...

According to the latest estimates of the World Health Organization(WHO), the population of Persons with Disabilities is 15% of the world population.

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‘Disabled employees are resourceful’

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 12:31 am   /   Comments

ASCEND is not a political party as it is only poised to see that good governance which also sees to the welfare of the physically challenged is brought to Nigerians

Every employer wants to employ the best hands to achieve organizational goals, but not all of them know how to source for skillful staff in our today skill deficient work force.There are enormous benefits that can accrue, directly or indirectly to an organization by employing people with disability.

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Gov Peter Obi failed the disabled in Anambra

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 8:49 pm   /   Comments

Gov Obi

When Governor Peter Obi reclaimed the mandate given to him by the people of AnambraState, all the good people of the state rejoiced and celebrated. Unfortunately,People’s Democratic Party (PDP) controlled state house of assembly contrived an impeachment proceeding to truncate the young administration that had barely settled down to govern the state. Many were amazed at the audacity with which the house was going about its impeachment threat.

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Challenges of the disabled in contesting for an election

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 12:11 am   /   Comments

Eid-L-Fitr Sallah Prayers : Some disable and faithful pray at the Surulere Central Mosque at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos yesterday to mark the end of the Ramadan Fast Worldwide  Px  Biodun Ogunleye

Association for Comprehensive Empowerment of Nigerians with Disability (ASCEND), a socio-political organization of persons with disability, while encouraging her members to participate actively in politics, is mindful that persons with disability face enormous challenges in active participation in politics.

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Governorship election: Anambra poised for a change

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 12:09 am   /   Comments

Anambra

The Anambra State Governorship election is poised to change the way politics is played in Nigeria. For the first time in the history of Nigeria, the most vulnerable members of the society have not only risen to be counted but have resolved to determine who wins the election.

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The disabled – a powerful untapped resource

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 7:53 pm   /   Comments

Eid-L-Fitr Sallah Prayers : Some disable and faithful pray at the Surulere Central Mosque at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos yesterday to mark the end of the Ramadan Fast Worldwide  Px  Biodun Ogunleye

I was discussing with a friend who lives in China and has decided to relocate to Nigeria, and has been upgrading his businesses in Nigeria in readiness for his relocation.

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ASCEND poised for active participation in politics

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The physically challenged persons during the protest, yesterday. PHOTO: NATH ONOJAKE

An Igbo adage says that when birds fly without perching, one will shot without aiming.

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The disabled —untapped organisational resource

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 12:52 am   /   Comments

Disabled children in a Home

Every employer wants to employ the best hands to help achieve organizational goals, but not all of them know how to source for the best hands in our today’s skill deficient work force.

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The disabled told to “break barriers” at 2013 International Day

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 12:04 am   /   Comments

Eid-L-Fitr Sallah Prayers : Some disable and faithful pray at the Surulere Central Mosque at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos yesterday to mark the end of the Ramadan Fast Worldwide  Px  Biodun Ogunleye

More than 1 billion people or 15% of the world population are living with disabilities— the world’s largest and most disadvantaged group— most of which, are in developing countries!

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A strategic partnership revived

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The most important intervention in empowering people with disability is the provision of appropriate mobility aids and appliances.

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Pacesetting corporate social responsibility

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 12:48 am   /   Comments

Eid-L-Fitr Sallah Prayers : Some disable and faithful pray at the Surulere Central Mosque at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos yesterday to mark the end of the Ramadan Fast Worldwide  Px  Biodun Ogunleye

The MTN Foundation was incorporated in July 2004 to offer a sustainable and focused channel through which MTN Nigeria would drive its corporate social responsibility initiatives in all 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory.

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Mobility aids and appliances provision revisited

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 9:05 pm   /   Comments

One  of  the beneficiaries of MTN Foundation Disability  Support  project.

Mobility aids and appliances are devices designed to assist persons with disabilities and the aged to move around or do things more conveniently. It is the first and most important step in the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

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Governor Imoke must hear this

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Governor Imoke

The way and manner a government treats persons with disabilities shows how responsive or irresponsive that government is.

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Nothing about us without us 2

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File photo: Cross Section of Nigeria's Paralympians

President Goodluck Jonathan has by the reception and honour he bestowed on the victorious Paralympic athletes who did Nigeria proud at the just concluded London Paralympic Games, empowered these athletes.

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Cyber criminals and the rest of us

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Youth empowerment

When I received a call on Thursday, from a friend, a Belgian citizen who just left Nigeria a few days back to Iceland where she has a business, I thought she called to inform me that she had arrived safely.

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MAARDEC’S celebration: Providing platform for children with/without disabilities

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Cosmas (middle)with MAARDEC’s  Children’s Day Celebrants

Socially, it is nearly impossible for disabled children and children without disabilities to socialize.

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And on a lighter note

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride, News 12:28 am   /   Comments

Cosmas doing  a 'wheelie'

We are made to believe from conventional wisdom that persons with disabilities are so burdened and weighed down by disability that they sit around , mope around, and bemoan their fate all day.

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Thank you President Jonathan

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 10:25 pm   /   Comments

On behalf of over 22 million Nigerians with disabilities, I wish to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for the unprecedented reception and recognition of the Paralympic athletes who represented and did Nigeria proud at the just concluded London 2012 Paralympic games.

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What can we learn as a nation from paralympics?

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 12:40 am   /   Comments

A Neurosurgeon German refugee in Britain during the Second World War, pushed for a radical change in the way spinal cord injury patients were being treated.

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Disabled Nigerian athletes poised to thrill the world

  /   in Hopes & Possibilities Ride 12:56 am   /   Comments

The London 2012 Paralympic Games have finally begun, and Nigerian athletes with disabilities are poised to thrill the world along with athletes with disabilities from other countries.

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