*Eyitayo

Nigeria needs the discipline of planning and execution – Eyitayo Ogunmola

Eyitayo with a soft but assertive personality at 25 is a certified PMP Project Manager with vast expertise in project execution. He is a Lean VI Sigma Certified Professional; a project management entrepreneur and top facilitator of Project Management (for organizations. Eyitayo is the founder and the Team Leader of PM Hub Nigeria. He is one of the youngest project management entrepreneurs and consultants in Africa. He was at the Vanguard head office to tell his story. Excerpts:

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*Ayodele

It ‘s either we innovate or we die – Ayodele Lawal Adio

W hen you engage a bright and creative mind you definitely will leave with an experience to remember in a very long time. Ayo walked into the Vanguard corporate office looking well dressed ,above all, exuding confidence that he is a young man with a vision to impact lives. He is a Microbiologist with an MBA,and he is set to cause a generation change. Please read on:

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I started performing as a drummer at 7yrs – Raymond Okpara

Growing up
I am an indigene of Imo State— born March 19, 1984. I grew up in a Pastor’s home with four brothers and a sister. My upbringing was good. My parents gave ‘freehand’ to us as children to express our innate abilities. I attended L.A Primary School, and Ajeromi Ifelodun High School, Olodi Apapa, and tertiary education was at Oracle University, USA —via their scholarship programme.

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*Julie Lami Emaiku

I refused to let the world address me as disabled – Julie Lami Emaiku

A quick contact with the story of any blind person, you may likely think of Stevie Wonders or our own Nigerian, Cobhams being the sunshine of the musical lives of many. Julie (29) is however not a musician, but a young woman whose works drew inspiration from the first studio album by the solo project of DeerHunter, Lead vocalist, Bradford Cox., titled: Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel.

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If you don’t have reason for waking up, sleeping becomes interesting – Linus Okorie

The advancement of any people or any nation undoubtedly depends largely on ethical leadership. Linus Okorie (a.k.a. Mr. Leadership), president of Guardian of the Nation International (GOTNI) is a young Nigerian that is very passionate about effective leadership. Linus is famous for saying: If you don’t have a reason for waking up, sleeping becomes interesting.

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*Ibe Christogonus

We can reduce crime in Africa through preventive mechanism – Ibe Christogonus Chidiebere:

Any contact with Ibe Christogonus Chidiebere will definitely leave you with a positive impression following his perspective on socio-economic issues. The confidence he exudes on issues bothering on leadership and crime prevention tells us he knows his onion. A few days ago he was Vanguard Youthful Vibes and he tells about this unique passion. Excerpts:

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*Hilary Ogbuagu

Music enthuses positive transformation – Hilary Ogbuagu a.k.a El Levite

Hilary Ogbuagu known by many with the name El Levite, is a young man of many parts. He is a talented songwriter, recording artiste with a unique flair for Gospel Reggae, music director and a dancehall artiste. El Levite had his primary and secondary school education at Central school Ibenda, Obollo Eke and Obollo High school, Obollo-Eke respectively, both in Udenu LGA of Enugu State. He is a graduate of History and International Relations of Lagos State University. He tells Youthful Vibes about his growing interest and love for gospel music, and how it has inspired so many youth to make a difference. Excerpts:

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OYENIRAN

Amidst life’s challenges, never say never…- Prince Adebayo

Life’s challenges can propel one to settle into a profession that seems like the real calling. Prince Oyeniran Adebayo,27, a.k.a. Tush, is a confirmation of the foregoing.This gentleman, a native of Agurodo village, Ejigbo, Osun State who has a degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University is now an events planner, Publisher of a magazine and CEO of TDA Multimedia. He is the organizer of Tush Awards which started in Ogbomosho,2009. In this interview, Adebayo shares his trials and victories. Excerpts.

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*Danjuma Mohammed Haruna

Your little effort can make a difference in a young person’s life – Danjuma Mohammed Haruna

This weekend we bring you the story of Danjuma from the Northern part of Nigeria. Danjuma is a one- time winner of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, National Essay Competition. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics 2004, from Kogi State University, Nigeria, a Proficiency Certificate in Management from the Prestigious Nigerian Institute of Management, 2006. He is also a member of the Institute. What is most remarkable about him is his interest in Youth empowerment and activism in spite of his academic background as an economist/ a financial analyst.

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