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HON BEGE KATUKA, TURNING KAURA LGA AROUND FOR GOOD WITH HIS OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP

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Just as the bible say, for the harvest is plenty but the labourers are few, Who then shall i send? For so many leaders have occupy the seat of power but end up living office without touching a life.

Hon. Bege Katuka Humble is indeed one among those leaders who is serving to make a differences in the lives of his people , he has break the camels back for his local government. Just one year in office as the chairman of Kaura LGA, he has proven to the world that indeed when the rightoues rule the people rejoices.

With the little the local government receive as allocation, he was able to carry out about 80 capital projects across the local government, citing atleast five (5) in every Ward, and he is still counting, notable among them are:

# Grading of 17km road linking Manchock, Bondon and Chori in Kaura LGA.
# Construction of 10 different roads at different communities, with a distance of atleast 5 km each.
# Changing the face of the Agban roundabout in Kagoro.
# Completion of extended Secretariat complex phase 2 & 3.
# Renovation of staff quarters, Turaki Buga memorial hospital.
# Rural electrification in different communities.
# Providing portable drinking water through the construction of boleholes to different communities.
# Construction of class rooms for primary schools.
# Installation of solar lights at various locations in the local government.
# construction of primary health centre.
# Construction of a police post at Bondon.
# Provision of hospital equipments to health clinics in the local government. etc.

Ever since he assumed office he has ensure prompt payment of the council staff, traditional rulers, primary school teachers as at when due.

The arrears and debt he inherited, gradually he is reducing the burden and still committed to ensuring that continue, workers of Kaura LGA are appreciating the efforts made by the chairman concerning their welfare. May I say here that Hon Bege Katuka Humble was among the first 2 local government chairmen in the state to pay their workers the new minimun wage. It is on record that Hon Bege Katuka Humble run the most transperant stewardship in the whole 23 local government of Kaduna state, no wonder he has won for himself so many awards both within the state and at the national level. Among the awards recieved by our rare gem are:

# Jagoran Matasan Arewa (leader of the northern younths) by the pretisgious Northern Younth Council of Nigeria.
# Ambassador of Ethics and man of Conscience 2018/2019, by the centre for ethics and self value Orientation.
# Icon of Societal Transformation. By the Nigerian Youth Initiative for Peace and Good Governance.
# Excellent Leadership Award 2019, by the Lagislative Writers Forum of the National Assembly Abuja.

As he is fondly call Humble, he is indeed a humble leader, a good husband and a loving father. The only question in the lips of many within and around is, if in only one year he could achieve all these, what then would happen if he spends two or three years? Hon Bege Katuka Humble has not only succeeded in giving to the people of Kaura LGA the desired leadership they yarn for all this while but have also set a standard of quality leadership to whoever will take over from him when the time comes. But for now, he still remain focus on delivering to the good people of Kaura LGA the devidend of democracy!

Hon Bege Katuka Humble represent an ideal beacon of hope to the young generation of politicians, that will steer the mantle of leadership in our dear country tomorrow! Indeed yours is the case of Julius Ceazer, you came (to Kaura), you saw (the challenges) and you conquer and still conquering.

This piece cannot be complete if we forget to mention the role played in making our local government become productive on their own, from the normal lameness that they use to be. To Mallam Nasiru Ahmed Elrufai a visionary leader with the lion heart, who took the pains to reformed the local government in kaduna state against all odds, we say a big thank you sir, may Allah in his infinite mercies continue to bless you with more wisdom and protect you from the foes of your enemies, thank you once again sir!

God bless Hon Bege Katuka Humble!
God bless Kaura LGA!
God bless Mallam Nasiru Ahmed Elrufai!
God bless Kaduna State.

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ADEDEJI DOHERTY EMERGES CHAIRMAN LAGOS PDP

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Engineer Adedeji Doherty has emerged as Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He emerged through delegate election held Wednesday in Lagos.

The amiable politician scored 27 votes to defeat his close rival, Mrs. Omotanwa Olusi who scored 21 votes.
Doherty in his speech said as State Chairman of the party he would move the party forward by strengthening love in Local Governments Areas and 4,760 polling units.
He added that he would ensure the party wins 2023 elections in Lagos State. Doherty also promised to reconcile aggrieved members in the party.

Doherty is a successful Nigerian Industrialist, Entrepreneur and politician. He is the founder and Chairman of Dohagro Allied International (DAIN) Ltd., an industrial conglomerate headquartered in Lagos.

The PDP chieftain started his business acumen at Cargill Nigeria Ltd. Cargill was the largest grain merchants in the world, he worked there in the capacity of regional head in charge of logistics, transportation, warehousing and exportation of cocoa, maize and other grain products. In 1990, he bowed out of employment of Cargill Nigeria Ltd after a service of five years to start his own business, Dohagro Allied International Nigeria Ltd. ( DAIN) and Dain Events Ltd which was incorporated in 1986

1986, Engr. Doherty founded Dohagro Allied International Nigeria Ltd. As an Agricultural Engineer, he aided the grain farmers along the food basket of the South-West Region of Nigeria with Shellers and Dryers to process their grain for market. It was during this venture that he was invited by the Directorate of Food and Rural Infrastructure (DFRI) to join in the establishment of a Nigerian arm of the Multi-national Agricultural Commodity business, Cargill. The mission was to establish a grain procurement system in which semi-processed commodities would be exported to processing plants globally for further processing.

In lieu of his established relationship with the grain-farmers, he was given the position of the Commodity Procurement Manager of the Southern, Eastern and Northern regions of Nigeria within the firm. This position provided him with exposure to the Agricultural Industry in various parts of the North(Saminaka, Jos, Biu, Fontwa, Zaria), South-West(Oyo, Fiditi, Awe, Iwo, Ogbomosho) and East( Abakaliki, Inewi, Aba, Port Harcourt and Calabar) in which he was opportune to short term residency in these areas, thus building a quintessential understanding of the Nigerian Agricultural Industry.

As a kind hearted philanthropist, Engr. Doherty has over the years rendered adequate care and various assistance to the needy and less than privileged including several Non Governmental Organizations and associations which today have also earned him so many awards. Majority of his donations have centered around health-care, education and socio-economic necessities. He was bestowed awards by the Children’s Down Syndrome Association of Nigeria for his efforts and the EDUMARK Recognition award for his aid in providing affordable education for the youth in Lagos State.

Engr. Doherty learnt a great deal about the political history of Nigeria through close association with his late uncle, Barrister Doherty, a close political associate of Obafemi Awolowo and Chief S.L Akintola. The Doherty pedigree radiates his personality, qualities and abilities at different times. In 1999, he entered the political center stage by joining the People’s Democratic Party.

In 2003, he contested for Governor of Lagos state on the PDP Platform. In 2007, he lost at the primaries level to Musiliu Obanikoro. In 2012 he contested for the position of Chairman of Lagos State PDP. He was appointed Secretary of PDP South-West Zone but was eventually given the position as Organizing Secretary. In 2013, the Executive Council headed by Ishola Filani and Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, was dissolved. Ishola Filani resigned his position to contest in a zonal congress. Engr. Doherty being the highest-ranking officer in the council was installed as the Acting National Vice- Chairman until Filani was returned by court in May 2014. In 2015, Doherty was also actively involved in governorship race.

AWARDS

Majority of Engr. Doherty’s awards were consequences of his business achievements and socio-economic involvement especially in the State of Lagos. A few worthy of mention are:

Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigeria Award 1999
INRI Widows Foundation for Excellence
Brazilian Campos Caretta Carnival Award
Ikeja City Award Outstanding Male Politician of the Year 2006
ECOWAS International Gold Award 1998
ECOWAS Captain of Industry Award 1998
ECOWAS Young Businessman of the Year Award 1998
City People Award For Excellence
International Entrepreneur Excellence Award
Politician of the Year 2006
EDUMARK Recognition Award

Engr. Adedeji Doherty was born into the famous Doherty Dynasty in Lagos with the family settlement at popo Aguda Area of Lagos, on 9 March 1962 to Dr. and Mrs. J.A. Doherty. He started his education at Mary Hill Covenant School, Ibadan. Thereafter he preceded to Loyal College, Ibadan for his secondary education. He finally completed his secondary education at C.M.S Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos. He was admitted into the prestigious Central State University Xenia, Ohio, USA. He graduated with an associated degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology.

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THE BRAVE, BOLD AND BEAUTY BEHIND YABA NEURO-PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL, THE ELEGANT DR. OLUWAYEMI CECILIA OGUN, A RARE GIFT TO NIGERIA

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She is the Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Yaba, Lagos State. Dr. Oluwayemi Cecilia Ogun is indeed a brave, bold and beautiful woman who sacrificed her convenience to ensure that the mental health of Nigerians are stable and are in normal situation. After her secondary level of education, Dr. Yemi Ogun attended the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos where she graduated as a Medical Doctor with MBBS in the year 1986. She later obtained a degree in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the same University.

 

Venturing into the medical professional world, Dr. Ogun worked in various private and public hospitals in Lagos State before starting her Residency Specialist Training at Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Yaba, Lagos State. She is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians which she bagged in 1997 before being appointed as a Consultant in the Hospital in 1998.

She has worked as the Head of Training and Research at the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, she also worked as the Head of Clinical Services where she served from the 1st of March, 2010 to the 20th of March, 2014 before she became the Acting Medical Director of the Hospital for nine months. Her extreme and selfless service to the mental health needs of Nigerians encouraged the Federal Government to confirm her as the Medical Director of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba on the 1st of June, 2017.

Under her watch and as the head honcho of the biggest neuro-psychaitrist hospital in the country, Dr. Yemi Ogun has recorded gigantic feats which include the recent 50 percent increase in the number of patients treated for drug and substance abuse this year, recording a 22 percent increase in the number of new patients with various forms of mental disorders, rising from 3,591 in 2017 to 4, 376 in 2018. It was also recorded that patients with drug and substance abuse related cases seen in the hospital rose from 157 in 2017 to 235 in the current year. Lamenting that the issue of drug abuse has reached epidemic level, she said the hospital has concluded arrangement to open its Oshodi Annex to ensure that as many Nigerians with such cases receive needed medical attention. Also, on the 30th of October, 2019 the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba held a programme tagged Book of Abstracts with the theme Emerging Trends and Innovations in the Management of Psychiatric Disorders: Challenges and Prospects in a developing Country. The event was ell attended by notable medical practitioners some of whom spoke on various topic like Psychological Correlates of Anxiety, depression and quality of Life amongst women with infertility, practice conformity with guidelines in a psychiatric hospital, toxicity and sedative effect of ethanolic leaf, psychological sequale of marijuana intoxication and many others. For the past 10 years, she has been a Trainer and Examiner for the West Africa College of Physicians. She became the pioneer Psychiatrist of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Centre of the Hospital in May 1999. She has attended many local and international trainings and workshops, some of which are leadership trainings, observership programme for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and educational capacity building programme (Doctors as Educators). She has also been involved in community outreach programmes by which she has raised awareness of the community members on mental health issues. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Centre (CAMHSC) is the first multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centre in Nigeria and has become a reference point in the country. She has published scientific papers in both local and international journals. Dr. Ogun also belongs to some reputable professional associations which includes, Fellow, West African College of Physicians, Chairperson – Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professional in Nigeria (ACAPAN) – An affiliate of International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professional (IACAPAP), Member, Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria, Member, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Honorary Member – American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.. The vast of experiences acquired and the hard work as well as dedication to duty exhibited within and outside the hospital made her a clinician per excellence. Dr. Mrs. Oluyemi Ogun is happily married with three children who are all successful. There is no doubting the fact that this virtuous, hard working and prudent woman of value is worth celebrating

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WHY MATHEMATICS IS CRUCIAL TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – PROMASIDOR MD

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Mathematics education is the very foundation of society and the pillar of science and technology without which a nation can never become prosperous and economically independent.
This was the submission of Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson while speaking last weekend in Lagos, at the finals of season 5 of the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show sponsored by Cowbell Milk, the flagship brand of his company.
Einarsson further explained in a chat with newsmen that the importance of Mathematics in the life of individuals and nations cannot be over emphasised, adding that he was very impressed that the Cowbellpedia initiative has achieved its objective going by the record number of 56,073 participants that took the qualifying examination this year.
This according to him, is a huge testament to the Cowbellpedia initiative and the interest that Nigerians have in Mathematics. “I am convinced that with the arrays of talents displayed by these young Nigerians here today, Nigeria can rule the world. I advise the youth to continue to sustain their interest in Mathematics because the future is theirs,” he said.
He maintained that Promasidor has found a correlation between the development of cognitive ability that Cowbell Our Milk, gives, and its passion for Nigeria.
Also speaking at the event, Mr. Stephen Adebunmi, who represented the Acting Registrar of the NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana, explained that since Mathematics is very central to human and nation’s capacity, the subject deserves all the support from public and private organisations.
The NECO boss commended Promasidor for providing “an excellent platform” to showcase these young Nigerian Mathematicians and future inventors.
Meanwhile, in a thrilling Cowellpedia Mathematics competition final encounter last weekend, Michael Enehizena of The Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State and Oghenero Ologe of Zionfield Pinnacle School, Ikorodu, Lagos State won the crown in the Junior and Senior category respectively.
Also in the Junior category, Abdul-Quayum Alli, of Ota Total Academy, Ota, Ogun State, and David Charles of Graceland International Secondary, School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, came second and third respectively.

Akinyemi Dabira of The Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State and Hezekiah Olabisi of Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesha, Osun emerged as first and second runner-up respectively in the Senior category.
The two champions got N2 million each and an all-expense paid education excursion outside the country.
The first and second runners-up in each category received N1.5 million and N1 million respectively, while the teachers of the top prize winners were awarded N500, 000. Those of the first and second runners-up received N400, 000 and N300, 000 respectively.
– Ends –
Promasidor was founded in 1979 by Robert Rose, who left the United Kingdom in 1957 for Zimbabwe to pursue his African dream. It has since grown with presence in 25 African countries. Promasidor Nigeria has achieved tremendous growth since it commenced operations in 1993 with 6 product brands in the market.

Promasidor produce, distribute and market quality range of products such as Cowbell, Loya, & Miksi milk, Top Tea, Onga seasoning across the country bringing joy to millions of consumers. Its Milk powders, culinary and beverage products are affordable, delicious and good for all.

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