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UNESCO Tasks Traditional Rulers On Cultural Heritage, National Unity

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Traditional rulers have been urged to promote the rich and cultural heritage in their domain for peace and national unity among Nigerians.

Dr. Francis Ogege, Director, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Auchi Polytechnic, made the call at the maiden edition of UNESCO Cultural Festival in Auchi, Edo, on Monday.

The festival which had as its theme: “The Role of Culture as Tool for Fostering Peace, Social Inclusion and Social Cohesion”, was organized by the UNESCO-Nigeria TVE Project, Auchi Polytechnic.

According to Ogege, a culture is a veritable tool that can be used to build values of love, peace and tolerance among Nigerians.

“In this challenging time facing our peaceful-coexistence as a nation, traditional institutions should use culture to promote and sustain what bind us together.

“Our traditional rulers should reinforce culture tendencies that promote our unity in diversity,” he said.

The UNESCO director also said the rich and cultural heritage of the country was going into extinction due to western civilization.

He urged traditional institutions to use their rich cultural heritage in their domains for positive social re-orientation of citizens for national integration.

“Culture is a powerful tool that should be used deliberately and consciously for peacebuilding, and there is the need to stimulate the change by our traditional rulers,” he said.

Earlier, the Acting Rector of the institution, Al-Hassan Zakariaya, said the program became imperative to reawaken the cultural values and norms among students, staff, and the people of the community.

“Culture is a way of life of a particular people and we need to sustain our rich cultural heritage to showcase it outside the world,” he said.

The highpoint of the event was a display of the rich cultural heritage of the Binis (people from Benin City), Igbo cultural group, the Afemai cultural group, the popular acrobatic dance of Esan people and Yoruba cultural group, amongst others.

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The World Celebrates Quintessential Architect, Princess Fifi Ejindu at 60

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Princess Fifi Ejindu

Unarguably, Fifi Ejindu is living up to the description of her name, Offiong, which means Full Moon. In her six decades of existence, the quintessential woman illuminates during a time of heightened emotions and adds brilliant colours to the lives of many in need.

First, as a wife, her husband cannot wish for a better lover, soul mate and ‘gist’ mate. As a mother, the sophisticated and elegant woman is sweet and wonderful, like her middle name, Ekanem, which means ‘Sweet Mother’. This is seen in the way she raised her children. But her biological children are not only the beneficiaries of her motherly care. Anyone who has crossed paths with her will easily testify to her tenderness.

Even in her business, her profile is continually on the rise. Her competitors easily agree that she is blessed with the proverbial Midas touch!

Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that the princess’ life epitomises a tenacity of purpose. Her ability as a strategist and winner has never been in doubt. Every move she makes, either in her business or private life, has never escaped the attention of newshounds; she is a delight to professional journalists and biographers.

A well-loved woman by members of her immediate environment, Ejindu is acknowledged as one of the few successful individuals who see the need to give back to society as a priority.

The light-skinned princess is one of the few women whose beauty would make any full-blooded man drool. She is not an attention-seeker, but if you meet her at a social event, you will pause to appreciate her God-given endowments. Were there a beauty competition for people her age, this drop-dead beauty will certainly come tops. So many features, including her curvature, come-hither-look and shape, will qualify her for the diadem. Such is the power of her beauty, even as she clocks 60.

At her age, Ejindu still boasts glowing skin. It was all these rare qualities, in addition to her commanding dress sense, that usually make her the cynosure of eyes at any public event. So, whenever her birthday is approaching,  her family, friends and others who have benefitted from her large-heartedness and benevolence always see the day as another golden opportunity to celebrate her. The eulogies, no doubt, usually come in torrents.

It was  gathered that they often do this out of deep respect for the woman with the uncommon milk of kindness. Surprisingly, however, as she clocked 60 yesterday,  Saturday, May 21, 2022,  the woman did not see the day as significantly different from the others. She was grateful to the Creator for the gift of life. She celebrated the day with her families and close friends while she also used the opportunity to sing songs of praise to her Creator for the journey so far.

The philanthropist’s passion for empowering the African youth is demonstrated through the NGO she founded known as the “African Arts and Fashion Initiative”, with the mission to ignite the modern African generation in arts and fashion by driving youths into various fields of their desire through fundraisers, scholarships.

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City Businessman, Dele Phillips’ New Beautiful Dream

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In the next few months, all roads will lead to Shores Hotel and Resort, perhaps Nigeria’s biggest and best tourism and hospitality resort.
Shores Hotel and Resort, is an 80 rooms resort just besides the Free Trade zone complex, Lekki, Lagos.
Sitting on four hectares of land, the five star resort will boast of Restaurants, gyms, artificial lakes, Olympic size swimming pool and a cinema.
The resort will be a classic all stop complex especially for the busy refinery and Free Trade zone workers as well as the numerous high end visitors who will be falling in to do business in the area.
Shores Hotel and resort Lekki, is a member of Deephill Investments, Shores Hotel, 9th Avenue Hotels, Phillips Property and Phillips Exchange in Dubai, promoted by city big boy, Dele Phillips.
 Phillips, holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Ado Ekiti University. He also obtained a Diploma in hospitality and property management from the United Kingdom.
An investor in various fields, he has over 15 years experience in marketing, hospitality and property management both in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

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Fuel As Souvenirs: Erelu Okin Pearl Ogbulu Submits Self to Police For Investigation

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After coming under fire for using jerrycans of fuel as souvenirs to her guests at her event last week held at Havillah Event Centre Oniru, Lagos, The Erelu Okin, Pearl Ogbulu have been remorseful over the incident claiming she only gave people the fuel outside before some over enthusiastic guest took the fuel into the Hall in excitement.

 

Since the video of the event went viral giving room for public outrage, the Lagos state government has reprimanded her by shutting the Havillah Event centre where the event was held. In other to show how remorseful taking responsibility for the whole event, she has today reported to the office of the Lagos commissioner Of Police for proper investigation.

 

Making this known via her verified Instagram handle, she posted that; “I have come again on bender knees to say I am sorry about the petrol souvenir

 

I have ‘reported’ myself to the police this afternoon to help with their investigation

 

My intent is to help on their investigation to the unfortunate incident.

 

I am thankful that my error in judgment has not caused damage and I plead with you all not throw the baby away with the dirty water

I am sorry and my intent was never to cause harm to anyone or abuse your sensibilities. Do not destroy me because of my unintentional error. I have come to regret my error

I intend to focus on safety and security and will put my energy on ensuring that my community works include safety and security

I want to use this opportunity to thank all my loved ones for their support. Your kind words have helped my mental health. I will remain focused and put effort to the community

Thank you

Erelu Okin Pearl C. Ogbulu”

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