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    Day Igbo leaders honoured Ogbonnaya Onu in Imo

    Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, his wife Dr Chinyere Onu and other dignitaries at the family’s thanks giving service

    It was a moment of glory for the All Progressives Congress, APC, leader and former Governor of old Abia State, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, as Igbo leaders across the states of the South East gathered in Owerri, the Imo State capital to celebrate his success in politics and private life, especially the recent conferment of Doctorate Degree in Public Administration Honoris Causa on him by the Abia State University, Uturu.

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    How N1000 I borrowed made me a millionaire—Chukwudi Ofoha

    If you have been to Owerri, and you have not visited Ibari Ogwa Village, then, you are like the Biblical Moses that was shown the promise land but never entered it. The brain behind the popular hangout that is today described as the entertainment headquarters East of the Niger is Chukwudi Ofoha. He had a very humble beginning but without the N1,000 he borrowed from his mother, Ibari Ogwa Village would probably have remained a mirage. Ofoha narrates the story himself.

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    I was influenced by the spirit of Ajegunle —Abbaly

    BY MOSES NOSIKE Johnson Abbaly, CEO, Achievers Consortium International/Multivational Centre, in this interview, reveals how he was influenced by the hard work spirit of Ajegunle where he he was raised. The super motivational speaker recalls his determination to succeed in life despite his poor background and shares  his inspiring  story from grass to grace. Excerpt:
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    Wearing dreadlocks stands me out – Odedina

    My sojourn into marketing communications started more than twenty years ago as a Journalist with the African Concord magazine. I was a proof reader and also a Sports Reporter under Soji Omotunde, the Editor and Lewis Obi, Editor-in-Chief. My friends back at the university like Tunji Olugbodi, Folabi Sorunke were already doing well in Advertising. Then, an opportunity to work with the highly respected Taiwo Alimi in his PR agency came up and I joined him as Media/Marketing Manager.

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    My father destroyed a script I wrote for Village Headmaster – X-Adebija

    Gbeng X- Adebija is the Managing Director of Ashton & Layton, a management consultancy based in Nigeria with a growing list of clientswithin and outside Nigeria. As an alumnus of the University of Ilorin, University of London and the Lagos Business School.X- Adebija is also the recipient of numerous local and international awards including the prestigious Brand Excellence Award conferred by the World Brand Congress recently.

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    My rise from grass to grace – Chris Ekeh

    I’m Pastor Chris Ndidi Ekeh. I hail from Ngor-Okpala, in Imo State. I was born in Lagos but grew up in Enugu. My father was a cook . He used to cook for the whitemen while we were living in Lagos. We later moved to Enugu where I had my early education. While growing up in Enugu, I joined the Scripture Union as well as the Evangelical Fellowship arm of the Anglican Communion.

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    “Training, discipline, ensures success”

    Johny Esike was not born with a silver spoon, yet he made a difference in his generation, driving away poverty in his family. The early death of his father was another challenge to his education but in all, he was determined to succeed and prove that the black man is not a dummy. He became a Mechanical Engineer through self struggle. One thing unique about him is that he is very articulate and always committed whenever he wants to achieve anything. Esike has a burning passion to create jobs for the unemployed Nigerian youths.

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    *Adebola Williams

    I started working at age 15

    Looking at the man he had become, not many would believe that Adebola Williams, currently surrounded with so much paparazzi, has had his own fair share of sufferings, rough times and challenges. But like gold, he refined himself into a fine gentleman filled with uncommon potentials. He is one of the founders of the Future Awards, a platform that celebrates young entrepreneurs, innovative skills and uncommon talent.

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