Monday September 1st, 2014
Monday September 1st, 2014
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Married to a monarch doesn’t deny me freedom to serve – Tonia Agugoesi

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Tonia

For her, service to humanity is the essence of man’s existence. A royal mother and senior serving officer of the Nigerian Customs with a Masters degree in Political Science, Rotarian Anthonia Agugoesi is the charter President of the Rotary Club of Festac Central. The club which officially took-off with twenty-nine members recently in Lagos is the offspring of the Rotary Club of Festac. In this interview, she speaks on her zeal for selfless service and plans for the club among other issues. Enjoy!

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Choice of Child Birth: Need For Proper Counselling

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After the Pastor had handed back the baby to its parents at this baby dedication at a Church, the mother said she had a testimony linked to its birth. She was given the microphone.

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I believe life is about service despite my misfortune – Titi Ojeifo

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Her life reflects the scripture verse which says “Let us not be weary in doing good…” Despite the loss of her beloved husband and only child to the scourge of death, Mrs.Titilayo Ramatu Ojeifo’s passion for impacting lives has continued to grow in leaps and bounds. Here, Titi, the current President of Soroptimist International of Lagos Mainland, who is the General Manager, Industrial Equipment Division, R.T Briscoe Nigeria Plc, shares her plans to intensify her service to God through service to humanity. Enjoy!

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Sports: Encouraging hunters of talents

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File photo: kids playing on a street during school hour...

In this country of ours where, sadly, many important things are handled shoddily, or, totally ignored, it’s heart-warming when you read or hear of something that actualizes your own thoughts.

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At 70, men still run after me – Rev. Margaret Idahosa

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Rev. Idahosa

…Narrates how husband died after returning from crusade
She looks so much younger! ‘A rare gem flying her husband’s flag even after his death’, that’s the description that best suits her. Fifteen years after the death of Archbishop Benson Idahosa, Margaret Benson-Idahosa, the Archbishop of the Church of God International, who She turns 70 on July 29, has remained a symbol of grace and her strides have remained a proof of the power of faith. In this interview, Archbishop Margaret Idahosa who was in Lagos for her annual Christian Women Fellowship International- CWFI, shares memories of her husband and childhood amongst sundry issues. Excerpts:

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EDUCATION: Improve Quality With Better Maths & English

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When I protested to a mechanic that his charges were increasing by the day, he said his expenses were increasing rapidly too, and he has to increase his charges in order to cope.

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‘Why I’m providing networking platforms for businesses’ – Rosemary Duamlong

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Mrs Rosemary

Her driving force is watching businesses grow. Since her days at the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce where she watched small businesses metamorphosed into large businesses just by being exposed to the right platforms, Ms. Rosemary Akaette Duamlong has never lost confidence in the power of networking.

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Barr Olayinka Oladunjoye: Revamping education in Lagos State (2)

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Considering the spate of unemployment amongst secondary and tertiary school leavers across the country today, what programmes do you have in place to encourage self-employment and address unemployment?

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Our Food, Health & The Experts

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Thanks to those experts on healthy-eating, who are constantly telling us what is right/wrong for us to feed our system with, many people in most parts of the world are now cautious about what they eat and drink. You can’t help but join in, if you want your body to hold together, so that you can be healthy, active, and hopefully, live long.

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Olayinka Oladunjoye: Revamping education in Lagos State

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Barr. Olayinka

Barr. (Mrs.) Olayinka Oladunjoye, the Honourable Commissioner for Education in Lagos State, is the visionary behind the mind-blowing reforms on-going across the state’s education sector. In this exclusive chat with Vista Woman, she talks about her ministry’s strides since 2011, and also its plans for the future. Excerpts:

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My daughter’s condition drew me into the world of Autism

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The Keera Autism Foundation, (KAF), a not-for-profit organization, is set to embark on a massive awareness campaign to enlighten the general public on the plight of children, living with autism as well as help provide succour for both the children and family members.

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Scrapping of JAMB, NECO: Right way to go

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An official of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps screening candidates for the Unified Tertiary matriculation Examination at the African Church Grammer School Ita-Eko in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Saturday.

For some of us who were classroom teachers at an era when learning and the acquisition of knowledge was much sought after and desired, and both the learners and their teachers were very interested in getting things right, the current deteriorating state of our educational system, is of much concern.

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Women’s movement in Nigeria lacks solidarity – Dr Abiola Akiyode

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Dr Akiyode

Dr.(Mrs.)Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi is an activist of note within and outside Nigeria. The Executive Director of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre- WARDC, in this interview, among other issues, she suggests the need for a gender struggle that is less elitist and which would easily accommodate the rural women who largely constitute the female population in Nigeria.

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Escalating sleep problems as Nigeria murders sleep

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The United Nations Organization, apart from its role of ensuring peace and harmony between nations, is having a closer relationship with the individual, as it directs focus on all the different problems which assail the human life. Every day of the year marks something in the human welfare; in addition to the usual Children’s day, Labour day, Food day, Water day, days for Women, Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, the Physically challenged, we now have special days for Sight, Hearing, etc.

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‘Autism: Why I’m introducing affected children to structured teaching’ – Bolanle Adewole

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M rs. Bolanle Adewole, the Founder/Director of The Learning Place-TLP School and TLP Centre in Lekki, Lagos, is passionately spear-heading the introduction of Structured Teaching in Nigeria in collaboration with AACTION Autism, a voluntary group of professionals from Chicago, USA, working to help third-world countries develop their techniques for working with children and adults with autism.

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Memories of Christy Stallings

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Late Christy Stallings

She passed away in the early hours of March 27th, 2013, in San Francisco, USA, at the age of 83. That drew a curtain on our over sixty-year-old friendship! Christy Stallings (nee Tugele) was from Warri but was born in Kaduna.

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Uplifting good governance in Ogun State – Olufunso Amosun

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L-R: Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, his wife, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun and Governor Segun Mimiko of Ondo State at the annual convention of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, at the Redemption Camp along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Saturday morning.

Addressing her by the conventional title “First Lady…” should have been the norm here, but this is one unique woman who has refused to be addressed by that title. She simply prefers to be called “Wife of the Governor of Ogun State”. In her opinion, such bourgeois titles like “First Lady of..” are distracting.

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Bakassi, our history & future

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The word ‘dunce’ was freely used by teachers during my primary school days, when you showed ignorance in any subject, even in what the teacher hasn’t taught you, but which is in your text books, or has appeared in the newspapers ..

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Re: 2015-Getting the right focus

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I can’t say that I was very surprised by our readers’ views on this topic, given the sort of shenanigans that go on in the world of politics in Nigeria, but the hopelessness in their mail saddens one. It’s like some people believe that politicians and rulers in this country will never put citizens first, and there isn’t much to be expected of them come 2015, or at any other time. That complete lack of trust is a great pity, isn’t it?

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My experience with privileged children inspired ‘The Adventure of Kima’ – Irene Craig, writer

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Mrs. Irene Ngozi Morenikeji Craig, a graduate of Language and Linguistics, is an energetic and innovative many-sided personality. After several years in the teaching field, she’s produced nursery rhymes and other children books which she believes to be good tools for teaching morals.

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Love yourself, know about your health status – Professor Akinsete stresses

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Akinsete

A 1963 Scotland-trained medical doctor, Prof.(Mrs.)Ibironke Akinsete is one of the few Nigerian women who have engraved their names on the sand of local and international medical practice. Currently the Chairman of PathCare Medical Laboratory, Prof, as she is fondly called, is a Haematologist of great repute. A former Chairperson of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS and Presidential Adviser on HIV/AIDS, she sits on the board of several organisations. Prof Akinsete who will be seventy-five in May stresses the need for preventive healthcare in this interview.

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Declining family affinity & decadence in the society

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Once upon a time, not so long ago, family was everything to us. Parents, siblings, family members, all came first in our lives. You couldn’t do without them. They were the first you turned to in adversity and in sharing of good news. The family had so much influence on the individual that you thought twice before you engaged in any act of misdemeanour, as a list of dos and don’ts had been drummed well into you right from childhood, and you were raised, to know that you must not do anything that would bring dishonour/disgrace to the family. You were loyal to your family and you chose your confidants from among the members.

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RITA OMOVBUDE…fuelling social transformation through music, care

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Rita Omovbude.

If young people are economically empowered and reoriented to think productively, then Nigeria can be sure to overcome corruption and wastefulness. This is the conviction of Rita Omovbude, the Founder/Project Leader of Street Project, a social enterprise in the heart of transforming the lives of young people.

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We empower women for better life – Deaconess Regina Oviaesu

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Deaconess(MRS) Regina Oviaesu is a former Vice-Chairman of Oredo local government of Edo State and also the National President of the Great Women Movement, based in Edo State. A woman of many parts, in this interview with Sunday Vanguard in Benin, she speaks of the importance the group attaches to the empowerment of women in the state, the importance of the girl child education, the 35 percent Beijing affirmation for appointment of women into government offices, and the need for women to take active part in partisan politics.

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Getting the right focus for 2015

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I have an ‘auntie’ who gets really upset whenever she hears/reads about the frantic moves the various political parties are making towards the 2015 elections.

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It’s important to cultivate reading culture in young people – Biola Agusto-Agoro

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Biola Agoro

Mrs. Mubarak Abiola Agusto-Agoro is the President of Soroptimist International of Eko, an international service group comprising women professionals who aim to empower women and girls across the world. An Accountant by profession, Abiola Agusto-Agoro retired from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in 1996 after her long years of service.

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I want to see our vision turned into action – Pat Black

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Recently, Prof.(Mrs.)Pat Black,President, Soroptimist International of Great Britain & Ireland- SIGBI, paid a one-week to Nigeria. Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization for women in management and the professions, serving as a global voice for women and girls. SIGBI oversees all Soroptimists clubs in Common-wealth countries, including Nigeria.

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Employment agents & the Nigerian factor

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A friend’s married daughter and her husband were shocked when their guard came to tell them when they returned from work, that the nanny to their two children had begged him to allow her smuggle a male relation, who she claimed had come from their village to look for a job, into her room in the Boys’ Quarters.

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Re: A homesless generation

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Gooluck Jonathan Estate in Abuja. (Credit Channels)

Housing is very vital to the human life; for without it, we are no better than the animals whose roof is the sky. Sadly, the sky has become a roof for many city-dwellers in our country, so to say, as homeless people of all ages sleep under the bridges, in market places, in uncompleted buildings, on pavements, and slabs on the roadside. How did Nigerians, particularly those from areas noted for their pride of their ethnic group, family and roots, get to this deplorable situation? Population explosion, mass migration to the urban areas, loss of jobs and consequently of rented premises, all contribute to this.

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I grew my clientele by doing free jobs at first – Omotola Abdul

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Mrs.Omotola Abdul

At a time when many young people are frustrated over their inability to find jobs, 25 year old Mrs. Omotola Aderonke Teriba Abdul, a graduate of Mass Communication, created her dream job for herself. She’s the CEO of Hardey’s Make-Over and Bridal Aso-Oke in Lagos. In a recent encounter with Vista Woman, she shared her passion for creativity and love for business, while also revealing meeting her heartthrob, another embodiment of creativity, with whom she finally tied the knot late last year. Excerpts:

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Designing outfits has always been my passion – Josenta Ogbhemhe

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Josenta

Josenta Ogbhemhe is the CEO of Jojo Bernard’s Couture, a budding fashion outfit in Benin-City, Edo State, that specialises in creating customised clothing. A graduate of Computer Science who says designing has always been her first love, young Josenta is fervently working towards becoming one of Nigeria’s biggest designers. In this interview with Vista Woman, she recalls her childhood love for designing and lets us into her life as a young designer.

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A better life for the aged

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File Photo: Aged Pensioners waiting for their entitlement

Many months ago, some of our senators proposed a leisure centre for elderly citizens. The move was applauded by some people, but in the piece I wrote on it, I said it was a good thing that the senators thought of something to put more zest in the lives of the elderly, but that in a country with dismal healthcare like ours, and where the majority of the elderly are poor, it wasn’t a leisure centre that the majority of them need, but rather, qualitative care in all areas of their lives.

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