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Ibidun Ituah- Ighodalo Goes Home In Blaze of Glory

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If the dead could look back, Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo , would be grinning in her grave now.

She bade the world farewell last Sunday June 14, at the young age of 39 and was buried today, amidst a blaze of glory. In life and in death, she was celebrated because she came, saw and conquered!

 She never wished to part, forever, with her loved ones when she did last  Sunday.

Indeed, Ibidunni, a former beauty queen and owner of Elizabeth R, a leading event management company, wanted to live longer to see her dreams come true. And she had them aplenty, including marking her 40th birthday next month, July 19. She had wished to feed 1000 homes during the birthday.

But for fate, the late co-pastor of Trinity House Church in Lagos and founder of Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation would have, in her wonted style, used the occasion of her 40th birthday to touch lives in her humanly best possible way.

This much was revealed by her close friend, TY Bello, a celebrated photographer, when she shared a WhatsApp a message, where the late Ighodalo stated that “. .. And I want to help 40 couples to have their babies. That’s all I want. No party. No surprise. Nothing. I just want to make 40 homes happy.”

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who know her very well. In many ways, and at different times, she had engraved her memory in the minds of many whose path crossed hers with her profound acts of humanness.

It is also instructive that her mission to PortHarcourt was also in fulfillment of her passion to help humanity, which she treasured far more than any business gain. How? In Lagos and some other states, she had helped to set up benefitting isolation centres for victims of the deadly COVID 19.

So, when she was contracted to replicate same in PortHarcourt by the River State government, she  felt so obliged.

To her, a convenient and dignifying atmosphere can aid speedy recovery of patients who are still clicking unto life like straw.

She lived her life for humanity. Yet, she had her own challenges. Even when she chose to open up about her struggles with infertility in an interview with Arise TV, it was not to gain empathy from anyone, but for her listeners and fans, home and abroad, to know that life is no more but a mystery.

Since she passed on, there has been an outpouring of heartfelt tributes on her from across the country.

But no one has captured the loss more than her loving husband, who said, while officiating at a funeral hours after her death , that he received “the call that shattered my life.”

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City Businessman, Kenny Duyile, Cooking  Something New

For some time now, man of many parts Chief Kenny DUYILE seems to have been   off the social circle radar that made  many quibbling minds to be wondering what was happening around him.

His avoidance of the klieg lights for some time now we gathered has nothing to do with a dwindling fortune or influence., but a deliberate move for him to concentrate on a particular business project that has been taking  up his time lately.

Unknown to many, the ONDO high Chief who is into various business interests ranging from, but not limited to Real Estate, Farming, Hospitality, Publishing, Oil and Gas has been swiftly and silently cooking something big that will see the sunshine state of Ondo becoming the hub of undiluted entertainment.

Industrious and very astute businessman , who is one of the privileged few that can boast of the ownership of the posh wonder on wheels Rolls Royce series from the 90s till date, has been investing heavily in what will become the talk of the town , not only in rocky town of Ondo but the entire country Nigeria, because the vibration will be heard loud and clear when it eventually birth .

Those who know believe that this new project will be a bang because Chief Kenny is not known  to doing his things in small measures

For the records ,Chief Kenny DUYILE, was the brain behind the then talk of the town society journal, Celebrity Mirror and also wave making hospitality haven , Rockview Hotels that are majorly located in the southwest of the country.


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Resident doctors threaten to embark on indefinite strike on Thursday, April 1

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There was palpable fear after Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) threatens to embark on an indefinite strike on Thursday, April 1.

The body disclosed (NARD) that the strike will be coming on the heels of the expiration of the 60-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government on January 25 for the payment of arrears of salaries of house officers across the country and the review of hazard allowance, among other demands. According to members of the association, since the pandemic began in 2020, it has lost 17 doctors, whose families and loved ones are yet to benefit from the Death in Service Insurance Scheme.

According to a statement released in Abuja by the President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, after NARD’s extra-ordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday, March 28, reads in part

“The NEC observed that her earlier ultimatum given to the Federal Government during the January 2021 NEC meeting in Owerri will expire by 12 midnight on the 31st of March 2021 with no significant achievement.

The NEC reiterated her full support for the Central Placement of House Officers. Nevertheless, they decried the agony our members have been made to pass through for three months now without salaries despite uninterrupted service delivery to the nation.

This is due to the inefficiency of the Registrar of MDCN in handling the processes of central placement of House Officers as approved by the Federal Executive Council since 2017.

The NEC bemoaned the suffering of some of our members in GIFMIS platform who have not been paid salaries for four months now due to delay in biometric capturing by IPPIS department.

They lamented the inhumane treatment being meted on our members in some State Tertiary Institutions like ABSUTH being owed twenty months salaries, IMSUTH five months salaries and UNIMEDTH three months salaries.

The NEC also observed that despite the three-month window given to the Federal Government to review the hazard allowance of health workers, the hazard allowance has remained a paltry sum of five thousand naira monthly.

The NEC noted that despite the efforts of NARD, the erroneously paid 2020 Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) to non-resident Doctors is yet to be addressed. Also, the 2019, some of 2020 and 2021 MRIF are yet to be paid.”


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Thinking School Unlocks Business Initiatives To Tackle Unemployment

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Thinking School is berth in lagos to tackle the high rate of Unemployment in Nigeria.
Daring the Odds. 2020 will go down as one year that shocked everyone. It didn’t matter what plans you had hatched prior to the year or the thoughts you have penned down in your diary; 2020 surprised everyone. It took a lot for many to come to terms and the year took flight and seemed like nothing will work.
Many would argue that the things we adopted during the peak of the pandemic weren’t new things, they only got prominence. Such is the story of business, innovation and principles.
As it has been widely acknowledged, principles are global and can be adopted/adapted, so is the fact that nothing is new in business – if you are toying with an idea in your head, and delaying execution, someone else will spring same idea even in better forms.
With the effects of the pandemic biting hard on lives of individuals and their businesses, Thinking School Nigeria stepped into the arena where the giants feared to walk. The team designed programmes and products to help Nigerians mitigate the effects of covid19 on their businesses. It wasn’t the first time Thinking School dared the odds.
In 2016, Thinking School took a risk on entrepreneurial virgins and incubated them, today they’re doing fine with quality service and unique customer care service in agriculture, confectioneries, fashion and agro allied industries. In the words of the founder, Michael Olaniyan, “Our knack for asking the right questions and ignoring sentiment is what pushes us to be better – and when we dare the odds, it is not for show off. We interrogate our situations analytically and tow the path with the highest possible return.”
When their free online classes took full force in March, it looked like it won’t go far but here we’re today. The class held every week for 7 months and counting, bringing to bare the team’s wealth of experience and technical ability to deliver time worthy and future proof steps to business and career development.
The Project manager, Abayomi Sarumi says, “We dare the odds and we question the status quo but we never lose sight of our realities. We are not bent on dishing contents and forgetting the core of our message. This is what sets us apart – our message keys into the reality of Nigerians and it’s why we can easily help individuals and businesses.”

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