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Osun Commissioner Charges Yorubas to be Proud of their Culture.



Osun Commissioner Charges Yorubas to be Proud of their CultureOsun Commissioner Charges Yorubas to be Proud of their Culture.

By Sunday Okunade.

Osun Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Adebisi Obawale has urged Yoruba people to be proud of their Culture anywhere they found themselves.

The Commissioner gave the charge in Osogbo during a courtesy visit paid him by the Chief Executive Director of Adulawo TV, Lagos State.

Dr. Obawale explained that the Western Countries cherish Yoruba Culture in terms of language, dressing, music among others.

According to him, “We have Buba and Sokoto which both Primary and Secondary Schools are supposed to be wearing but, they are wearing shirt which is not part of our Culture and that is a borrowed style. So, if the Church and Mosque are singing Yoruba songs and they are wearing Yoruba attire, that should be our pride and that is the way I see it.

“We are breaking even because, we are doing so much to preserve Yoruba Culture and to sell it more to the whole world. The first approach to sell the Cultural activities of the black race is the introduction of “Karele Oodua”which is aimed at bringing people in the diaspora to come and see it.

Quoting Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, “Yoruba people in the whole world is about five hundred million and about fifty million in the South West, Nigeria” ” So, others that believe in us will come and learn more about our Culture, then, go back to sell it.

“Another thing is that, we should be proud of what we have and who we are especially, the Cultural aspect of it by putting on Yoruba dress even when we travel out of the Country.

“We will do more programmes that will cut across every areas in terms of Culture where people can contact us online and sell our Cultural programmes to them. As a Ministry, we are supposed to have inter-relationship with the rest of the world in terms of Conferences, Seminars, Workshop and so on If not for COVID-19 Pandemic, some of the programmes would have been held but as soon as we are done with it, we are going to start it.” Obawale explained.

Speaking earlier, the Chief Executive Director of Adulawo TV, Olusegun Daramola appreciated the Commissioner for his kind gesture, adding that, Adulawo TV is looking for a way to partner with the State in order to promote Culture in the State of Osun.

The CEO therefore presented vests to the Commissioner with the inscription of Adulawo TV and Ministry of Culture and Tourism, State of Osun.

Present at the meeting were the Director, Field Research and Documentation, Mrs Sola Akinsola, Ag. General Manager, Osun Tourism Board, Mrs Oluwatoyin Ajayi, Director, Hotels and Hospitality, Mrs Sola Akinyemi among others.

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By Millicent Umoru-O

The Federation of International Gender and Human Right (FIGHR) a Division of the Maternal Care Project of United Nations (UN) Women Gambia, New York held its 2020 cohort Fellowship on Gender Based and Human Rights Violence (GBV) Advocacy program.

Splash news gathered that the fellowship which is the first of its kind will be a joint venture, focusing on the development of the Global Ambassador Program as offered by Global Minds Connect (GMC) and Peer Advocacy Education Program as offered within FIGHR. This cohort offers to assist GMC and their pledge to educate and embark on ‘‘One Million Ambassadors’’ to help eradicate GBV and governing bodies of the African Union, ECOWAS and the United Nations in their effort of ending Gender Based Violence, internationally.

The Founder and Lead Advocate, FIGHR, Dr Ameena Ali, during the FIGHR 2020 Gender Based Violence Advocacy Fellowship organized to raise Global Youth Ambassadors said the mission of the fellowership, amongst others is to make sure there is a voice for all those affected by Gender based violence. Adding that the vision is to be a solution to GBV and empower the younger generations with education and knowledge in eradicating GBV.

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Dr. Ameena said the inaugural meeting is to introduce the participants and also give an insight on what the 12 weeks training will entail.

adding that, the training will all be done virtually and after the training, participants will be certified as well as become Ambassadors for Gender Based Violence in their countries.

The virtual meeting featured participants from different countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, India, South Sudan, Afganistan etc.

She urged all to take the 12 weeks training seriously so as to be able to teach and advocate for the eradication of Gender Based Violence in their various countries. She noted that, a certificate will be issued at the end of the training

According to Dr. Ameena, after the 12 weeks training, Ambassadors will be required to go out and teach, enlighten as well as help people in both urban and rural areas to know more about Gender Based Violence and assist in eradicating it.

She further stated that the certificate will facilitate the registration of Non Governmental organisation (NGOs) and Community Service Organisations (CSOs), as that will help the ambassadors reach out to the needed audience. The training which started on 4th of August, 2020 will run till October 2020.

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Fire Razes Popular Market in Ajman, United Arab Emirates (Video)



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Fire Razes Popular Market in Ajman, United Arab Emirates (Video)

A large fire broke out on Wednesday evening at a market in the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates, according to local media reports and a source present at the scene.

The witness told Reuters the fire, which was earlier reported by The National and Gulf News newspapers, was being tackled by emergency services.

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Local officials could not immediately be reached for comment or confirmation, and no statements were carried by state media.

This comes few hours after the Beirut fire outbreak that claimed over a hundred lives.

As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the fire outbreak isn’t known yet.

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Domak Shelter Ltd. Partners with VIO, Offers 1000 Housing Units



Domak Partnership with VIO
vio home welfare staff cooperative Society partner with Domak Shelter Ltd to Build 1000 Housing Units for Staff


A Leading real estate firm in Nigeria ‘Domak Shelter Ltd.’ is partnering with the Directorate of Road Services, Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) to offer 1,000 Housing units to its Staff at Domak Garden City, Karshi.

Few days ago, Domak Shelter Ltd. launched the Face of Domak Project- a marketing competition platform through which all Domak products will be sold while the best marketer would be rewarded handsomely.

Interestingly, the Face of Domak project kick-started with 25,000 easy House ownership scheme and the marketers have already step up their games.

In line with this innovative project, the Management Team of Domak Shelter Ltd. ably led by the Chief Executive Officer ‘Amb. Kingsley Azonobi’ signed and sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, 4th August, 2020 at the VIO Headquarters, Mabushi with the Management team of the VIO Home & Welfare Staff Cooperative Society Ltd. to build 1,000 Housing Units for the staff of VIO.

 This agreement was signed in the presence of the 9 members of the Face of Domak Board of Trustees, Management team of the VIO Home &Welfare Staff Cooperative Society Ltd. and the members of the press.

Bar. Felix Nnadi who is head of Consultancy Units of the Cooperative Society commended the leadership of Domak Shelter Ltd. for this innovative project and expressed his excitement about the signing of the MoU.

In his statement, He said the initiative came along with liberal terms which will mark a legacy in the life of the VIO officials. According to him, the approval for the signing of this MoU was obtained from the Head of National body of the Organization ‘Engr. Sir Paul Bebe’ as well as the excos of the Cooperative Society Nationwide.

Speaking on the August event, Usman Yahaya who is the Director of Administrations VIO made reference on a similar project with the former Minister of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) who is now the Governor of Kaduna State ‘Gov. Nasir El- rufai’ and how benefiting the project was to the civil servants at that time.

However, he urges Domak Shelter Ltd to make the Housing Scheme an affordable venture for the civil servants.

“The issue of Housing is very important in any civil servant life. When you come to look at it critically, after you must have served for 35-36 years then you retire and the pension is not forth coming. (Even the Housing, where to put your head is no longer there). Therefore, this forms a very important aspect of any civil servant life.”  He said

“Coming up with this very exercise is a very nice one for the VIO. This will go along way to help the staff of VIO plan their retirement life” He added.

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Mr. Mberi Yaro, the Vice chairman of the Directorate, Conference of Directors VIO stated his willingness for every VIO officers to participate in this opportunity. He therefore advised the both parties involved in the MoU to ensure commitment to this laudable project.

Responding, Amb. Kingsley Azonobi expressed his gratitude and commended the VIO management team for the partnership deed. In his statement, he assured them his commitment towards delivering affordable 1,000 housing units to their staff as well as real time monitoring technology ‘Project Watch’ which will enable all subscribers get the actual coordinates to their land.

Worthy of note, the legal adviser to the VIO ‘Bar. Udah’ a 33 years legal practitioner commended the efforts put together in the preparation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). He therefore advised the both parties to honor the terms and conditions of the MoU.

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