Thursday July 24th, 2014
Thursday July 24th, 2014
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Live your best, it’s just one life – Victor Okoro

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Victor

Victor Okoro is one of the many young people born without a silver spoon in Amukoko (Lagos), a ghetto as perceived by many in Lagos. Growing up for him was expectedly unpleasant, but he learnt to see the gold buried in this slum.

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Whatever you do, do it well – Olumide Idowu

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OLUMIDE IDOWU

Olumide’s story is associated with a student network (Aiesec) that has been in existence in Nigeria for over 50 years. This 25 years old graduate of Statistics from the University of Abuja is occupying several leadership positions and he is making a difference in Nigeria and overseas.

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We can create the change we desire – Francis Anyaegbu

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FRANCIS ANYAEGBU

Being youthful is unquestionably an asset and Nigeria has over 60 percent of its populace blessed with youths. Francis Anyaegbu (27) has over the years been selflessly impacting his generation. He is not stopping and do not intend to relent any time soon in his efforts in delivering a New Nigeria.

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It is a rare privilege to serve – Richard Oghenevwogaga Ebelle (HRM)

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*(HRM), Richard Oghenevwogaga Ebelle

Agbarha-Otor is a nation doubly blessed by rich cultural heritage and history. By one recent reckoning, the passage of His Royal Majesty John Amrohworiemure Okorefe Ebelle 11, erstwhile Ovie (King) of the Kingdom, constituted of 26 autonomous communities and five other kingdoms which have their ancestral home in Agbarha-Otor, namely Oghara, Mosogar, Jesse, Agbarha Warri (Agbassa) and Oruarivie in Abraka, have the good fortune to reside under the genial supervision of His Royal Majesty (HRM), Richard Oghenevwogaga Ebelle , Okorefe 1 of Agbarha-Otor Kingdom.

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Young Nigerians making a difference

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*OKOH CHRISTOPHER ONYEKACHUKWU

Christopher Okoh, is a native of Issele-uku, Aniocha-North LGA in Delta State advocating for development as a young change agent. He has his first degree in Physics from Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). His advocacy for development has been with him over the years but this became very visible when he went for the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in 2010 where he volunteered to be a Development Knowledge Facilitator (DKF) with the MDGs, there he rendered selfless and humanitarian service to actualize his endeavors of touching lives.

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Let your dreams run wild – Nwaogu twins

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Chika and

This weekend, Youthful Vibes brings to us the story of a dynamic Nigerian identical twins, Chidi and Chika Nwaogu (22 years old), Co-founders of Africa’s Largest Social Networking Website, Ladies And Gentlemen book, popularly known as LAGbook, with over 280,000 registered members from over 200 countries. Chidi leads us in this chat. Excerpts:

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We have to discover our passion – Abayomi Ayoola

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ABAYOMI AYOOLA

AbayomiAyoola (29) is another young Nigerian living in the diaspora. His love for information & telecommunication technology, entrepreneurship and youth education & development among many others dates back to his academic pursuit at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, where he studied Business Administration & Management. He later bagged a B.Eng in internet technologies from the Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland. He gives us an account of how his journey began. Excerpts:

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We all have something to give – Philip Daferiogho

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Philip receiving a certificate of honorary citizens from City Council Woman Maren DeWeese of the city of Pensacola, Florida.

Volunteerism is regarded by several people as a natural endowment as not many people would do things they are not asked to do. 30 years old Philip Ogenero Daferiogho believes strongly in the destiny of Nigeria and the corporate future of Africa through selfless service.

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Politics is not a dirty game – Adewale

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AYODELE  ADEWALE

“Man is by nature a political animal.”- Aristotle
Politics is often considered by several people as a dirty game. Hence the popular belief that many young people are disinterested in Politics. Another school of thought thinks it is because of their deliberate non-inclusion in national politics as they are seen as not matured enough by older politicians.

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You need to be financially literate to be rich – Akachi Nwoke

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Very many desire financial freedom but not too many people are armed with the knowledge to thrive while others simply survive. Akachi at 22, believes passionately that knowledge is the New Money and that most of our society’s financial problems are as a result of financial ignorance. Hence, he has made financial education his number one priority.

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It is better to try than not trying at all – Ifeanyi Obinali

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*IFEANYI OBINALI

Ifeanyi, a Nigerian born residing in New York is flying the Nigerian flag against all odds. At 26, he leads a viable network of young leaders that is causing a wave of change both in Nigeria and in the city of New York USA. He had a chat with Saturday Vanguard over the weekend. Excerpt

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I’ll remain an advocate of science and tech education – Oladeji Oluseye

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OLADEJI OLUSEYE

A few years ago, the Jet club programme was aired on network television which showcased several creations or inventions from several young people, but its sudden disappearance still remains a surprise to its numerous viewers when other countries are encouraging young people to discover careers in science and technology.

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Photography began as a hobby -Tosin Pedro

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FAVOUR DAKORU

If you are one of those persons who is famous for snapping pictures at events or who enjoys capturing various shades of life through a lens, and or you want to earn a living using your creative side,then Tosin’s story is a must read . Tosin, in what is largely considered male dominated field is carving a niche for herself in photography against all odds.

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Why I started school all over again – Dumebi Onuora

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DUMEBI ONUORA

Dumebi is another interesting person who couldn’t graduate from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, after spending five years studying Metallurgical& Materials Engineering due to some outstanding courses. In 2006, he took what he expressed as the best decision of his life amidst peer pressure or ridicule he faced amongst friends to start University all over again. This led him to study in Singapore and Malaysia, and today, he has to his credit an internet radio station with over 25,000 connections . He had a chat with Saturday Youthful Vibes on this adventurous journey. Excerpts:

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Every disability lies therein, an ability

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*Omoyele

Omoyele Isaac uccess (21) is a dynamic passionate public speaker and a social worker. He is aCertified First Aider with the Nigerian Red Cross Society with a diploma Certificate in Conflict Management from United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and an Occupational Safety & Health Certificate from OSH Academy, USA. .

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You can become your dream – Emma-Iyamu

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Amenze Emma Iyamu

Amenze is a Life Coach, writer and a passionate motivational speaker. ‘’Amazing Amenze”, as he is popularly called by his associates, has continued to assist many discover, develop and deploy their innate passions and dreams. His impact and motivation brand ‘’JUST BE!” has continued to inspire and propel many towards the accomplishment of their dreams. He unfolds his passion for his tripartite career and his vision for Nigeria to Youthful Vibes.

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I have gifted hands – jerome kome

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*Godwin

To hear Jerome proudly say, ‘ I have gifted hands’ reminds us of Ben Carson, an American Neurosurgeon, author of bestseller ‘Gifted hands’. The story of Jerome (36) who is enjoying dual citizenship —originally a Togolese, but also a Nigerian by naturalization —is truly sensational.

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We can only change institutions by changing individuals first – KOSOKO

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RONKE KOSOKO

Ronke Kosoko is an educator, an employment solutions strategist, motivational speaker, author, trainer and consultant with a growing list of clientele. With educational exposure traversing economics, accounting and education, she is the Executive Director of Employment Clinic, Africa’s first Employment Solutions Company. Ronke spoke with Youthful Vibes about her passion and how she is translating it into action.

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I am concerned about safety of our air planes – Naibi

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*Muawuya

Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgivng- of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect.

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First impression matters to me a lot – Rekiat Okoje

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REKIAT

It is said that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. However, Rekiat, whom at a glance passes for a replica of Mercy Johnson(Nollywood star), thinks differently as she believes that beauty is not entirely subjective. She opines that everybody has some beauty that is inside looking for expression on the outside, but only waiting for professional intervention which can make this exquisiteness visible. Rekiat,32, a Kogi State indigene is a graduate of Lagos State University, and has over the years been making lives beautiful and healthy through her work. She shares her story with Youthful Vibes.

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The future of the world I live is in my hands – Olalekan Oshunkoya

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*JAMES ASU

Olalekan,26, is undergoing his master’s degree programme at Coventry University, United Kingdom where he was recently elected as Vice President of the Students Union within months of joining the University. He convened the Students Association of Nigerians in Diaspora (SAND), a representative platform for Nigerians students abroad.

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I believe in the Nigerian youth – EIZU UWAOMA

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Eizu at 26 has been able to raise a handful of successful businesses through his company which he registered and started at age 21. He shares the vision of how he is raising and equipping young minds and businesses into becoming world class enterprises.

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I’m not afraid to learn from my mistakes – Olaronke Shitta

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Olaronke Shitta

If travelling to places like Hong Kong, New York, London, Rome, Dubai, Paris and Syndey sound good to you or you would like to dine in quaint little restaurants along the Seine or wander down ancient alleys in Istanbul or shop in exotic malls of Paris, then becoming a travel agent is a great career choice.

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YOUNG NIGERIANS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE

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DAYO IBITOYE

Dayo is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. He is convinced that his introduction into the Media world is not by accident. He is focused on seeing unwholesome contents which have infiltrated the media being replaced by positive things.

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My curiosity led me into entrepreneurship – Aniekan Okono

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ANIEKAN OKONO

Aniekan Okono, 30 is an Akwa Ibom born Nigerian living and doing business in Europe. He grew up destroying electronics, bicycles and always looking internally on how to solve problems. This naturally inquisitive young man shares his experience of how he patiently and passionately provided a technological solution for businesses across Europe and other continents of the world. From Finland, he takes us into his world of inquisitiveness, creativity and technological breakthrough.

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YOUNG NIGERIANS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE

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PRECIOUS OGAGA

Below are the stories of young Nigerians doing the country proud in their various fields of endeavour.

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My work with young women has been fantastic -Oluwatoyin Ajao

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Toyin in Brussels, Belguim with other leaders.

‘Toyin Ajao (33) had her first degree in Management and Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Nigeria. She was a Peace and Security (women) fellow of African Leadership Centre and King’s College London (2009/2010). ‘Toyin’s past work focused on women, gender, sexuality and social media activism. She is a two-time international award winning blogger and a co-editor at KIND ‘free2run’ women in politics blog. From the United Kingdom, she shares her story with Saturday Youth Vibes.

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YOUNG NIGERIANS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE

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He is known for his electrifying style which keeps his audience up on its feet with mouths wide open and feet dancing in praise and worship. His contemporary style is aimed at giving God EXTREME praise and “pulling youths out of the night clubs and the streets into purposeful living.

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My work with young women has been fantastic – Oluwatoyin Ajao

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CHIKA-EZEIGBO

‘Toyin Ajao (33) has her first degree in Management and Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Nigeria. She was a Peace and Security (women) fellow of African Leadership Centre and King’s College London (2009/2010).

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Why I focus on youth development – Maxwell Ogaga

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*Maxwell Ogaga

Maxwell Ogaga is actively involved in youth development activities both within and outside the country. He has impacted positively a lot of young people in Africa and he is passionate about sustainable visionary leadership in Africa. He serves as a mentor, facilitator and chair of several youth projects and programmes in Nigeria and globally. This 28 years old change agent interacts with Saturday Youthful Vibes. Excerpts.

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Nigeria is a fertile land – Ekwuruke

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*Henry Ekwuruke

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow-Orison Swett Marden

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I love listening to people’s problems and creating solutions – Chika Uwazie

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CHIKA UWAZIE

Nigeria is undoubtedly endowed with great natural and human resources. Interacting with 23 years old Chika Uwazie, a Human Resource Professional with experience in recruiting, human capital management and organizational development leaves you with a strong impression that she is indeed an asset.

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