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Seyi Awolowo as a ONE Ambassador

ONE is delighted to welcome Seyi Awolowo as a ONE Ambassador. Seyi won the ONE health advocacy challenge on Huwe at Big Brother Naija 2019 on October 6th, 2019. Seyi will travel to New York with ONE for the 2020 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and will join ONE in Nigeria to advocate for healthcare access for Nigerians. ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organisation of over 9 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases, 2.8 million of whom are in Nigeria.

Seyi Awolowo as a ONE Ambassador

The Big Brother housemates made presentations to a panel comprised of ONE Country Director, Serah Makka-Ugbabe and ONE Ambassadors Bisola and Waje about the importance of successfully implementing Huwe in every state in Nigeria.

Huwe is a federal health programme aimed at delivering a minimum package of health services to the most vulnerable Nigerians through the primary healthcare system. Through Make Naija Stronger, ONE is working with several coalition partners to ensure the successful implementation of Huwe throughout Nigeria. If properly implemented, HUWE will deliver much-needed healthcare services to Nigerians, help reverse Nigeria’s poor health outcomes and move the country significantly closer to universal health coverage. Seyi was selected based on the passionate case he made for Huwe implementation in his presentation.

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Seyi Awolowo as a ONE Ambassador

Seyi Awolowo is a model, an entrepreneur & actor. He is a graduate of psychology from Houdegbe North American University, Benin. He is the grandson of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He finished as the 3rd runner up of BB Naija season 4. While meeting with ONE today, Seyi visited the Kuchigoro Primary Health Centre, a facility set to deliver Huwe services to people in the FCT. He also met with ONE’s Champions, young volunteers who drive the organization’s work across Nigeria.

Following his activities with ONE today, Seyi remarked, “I am very happy to officially join ONE’s advocacy efforts in Nigeria. It’s been great to meet the team and learn more about the organization’s work. The visit to Kuchigoro Primary Health Care today underlined to me the importance of ONE’s advocacy around Huwe. Through facilities like this, millions of the poorest Nigerians can access the healthcare they need to thrive. I look forward to adding my voice to this effort.”

Seyi Awolowo as a ONE Ambassador

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Serah Makka Ugbabe, ONE’s Nigeria Country Director stated that “ONE is delighted to welcome Seyi Awolowo on board as an advocate for healthcare delivery to the poorest Nigerians.

Huwe could be a transformative program for Nigeria. It is the building block of having universal health coverage for all Nigerians. Though the program has just been launched, it will not be successful until Nigerians know it exists and demands services through it. Seyi’s voice will be a powerful addition to our advocacy on this essential issue.”

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Richard Branson apologises to South Africa for ‘non-inclusive’ tweet

yesterday’s choice of a photo to go with my tweet clearly lacked diversity. Apologies

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Richard Branson apologises to South Africa for 'non-inclusive' tweet

British billionaire and Virgin founder Richard Branson apologised on Tuesday for posting a picture on Twitter he admitted “clearly lacked diversity” as he launched his new entrepreneurship development centre in South Africa.

On Monday he tweeted a picture of himself and eight others captioned “We aim to become the heart of entrepreneurship in Southern Africa”.

It featured no blacks in a country where they make up 80 per cent of the population.

That sparked outrage as racial tensions remain high and the majority black population is still economically marginalised 25 years after apartheid.

“Where did you find so many white people in South Africa?” one tweet said.

“I wish there were more BLACK entrepreneurs in this picture,” @NomsBomba said.

Following the flurry of angry and sarcastic tweets targeting the mogul, who runs a chain of gyms in South Africa and whose airline daily flies the London-Johannesburg route, Branson deleted the tweet and apologised.

“The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship is for all South Africans, but yesterday’s choice of a photo to go with my tweet clearly lacked diversity. Apologies,” he said.

The centre serves as business development hub aimed at supporting entrepreneurs.

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Davido’s elder brother, Adewale Adeleke shows off wedding venue

It is not surprising to see Adewale Adeleke settle for the expensive Emirates Palace for his wedding.

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Singer Davido’s elder brother, Adewale Adeleke showed off the venue of the forthcoming wedding of him and his fiancee Adekani. The entertainment mogul with the Instagram name Chairmanhkn, took to his Instagram handle to show fans the beautiful venue for their wedding. Recall that he had earlier proposed to Adekani this year. This is happening just a few days after the naming ceremony of Davido and Chioma’s child’s dedication which held in London. 

It is such a celebration period in the lives of the Adelekes. First, it was Davido and Chioma’s engagement. Then the birth of their son, Ifeanyi Adeleke. Now, the older Adeleke and his beautiful bride-to-be are set to exchange vows. From his post, the venue of the wedding will be at the famed Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates.

The Adelekes always have the right degree of pomp in their events and celebrations. A wedding at the Emirates Palace costs about 120,000 dirhams, that is around 32,000 USD. During Davido’s son’s dedication, the singer donned the expensive Cartier Iced Out Glasses which is sold a whopping $12,000, approximately N4.5 million. A few days ago, the singer posted a picture of an expensive-looking Richard Mille watch and captioned it “it hurt my account but I had to do it..”. Luxury is a legacy for the Adeleke family. So, it was not surprising to see Adewale Adeleke settle for the expensive Emirates Palace for his wedding.

Though the date of the wedding is not known yet, we assume it is very close. Davido had also announced his own wedding to be in 2020. Nigerians surely cannot wait!

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Buhari celebrates nephew, long-time friend, Mamman Daura at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated with his Nephew and long-time friend, Alhaji Mamman Daura, on his 80th birthday, congratulating him for many years of love and sacrifices for the nation, especially in his chosen career, journalism.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated with his Nephew and long-time friend, Alhaji Mamman Daura, on his 80th birthday, congratulating him for many years of love and sacrifices for the nation, especially in his chosen career, journalism.

A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, Buhari joined all family members and friends of the veteran journalist in celebrating the milestone.

President Buhari recalled, with delight, Daura’s remarkable brilliance from childhood at the Katsina Middle School and Government College which caught the attention of Northern Regional Government.

According to him, this feat earned him sponsorship for further studies in the United Kingdom in the 50’s and many years to follow, noting that the knowledge had, over time, only translated into more wisdom.

Mamman Daura at 80

The President rejoiced with the renowned journalist and bibliophile, who worked with the civil service for a while before joining the New Nigerian newspapers, where he rose to be Editor and Managing Director, before venturing to the private sector as an entrepreneur.

He noted that Daura had inspired industrial growth in the north in furniture making, textile manufacturing, aluminum smelting, and other investments.

President Buhari assured Daura that his footprint on the development of the country, and quintessential attention to family values, would always be remembered and appreciated.

He also extolled him for the visionary role he played in the banking sector and management of companies and development institutions.

The President prayed that the almighty God will grant longer life to the elder statesman, and more strength to keep pursuing his number one passion of serving humanity, especially through philanthropy

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