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Tanure Ojaide’s Mother For Burial July 30

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Tanure Ojaide's Mother For Burial July 30

Professor Tanure Ojaide, accomplished poet and winner of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) is set to bury his late mother Mama Avweroke Ojaide on Friday 30th July.

Mama Ojaide who lived for ninety-three years is survived by many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives.

A statement made available by the family indicates that a service of songs will hold on Thursday 29th by 3:00 p.m, funeral mass at St. Charles Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Reception at Okurekpo Secondary School at 12 noon is for Friday 30th and an outing service on Sunday 1st of August.

All the events will hold at Okurekpo community located between Warri and the University town of Abraka.

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Lucky Igbinedion Loses Mother

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Lucky Igbinedion Loses Mother

Mrs Maria Oredola Igbinedion, the mother of former Edo State Governor Lucky Igbinedion has died.

According to a statement by the former governor, she was 85 years old and she is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The statement reads: “With gratitude to God for a fruitful and eventful life, we announce the transition to glory of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion who joined the Saints in the early hours of December 2, 2021, at the age of 85. She is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

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According to the former governor, the burial arrangement of the late octogenarian would be announced later.

She was a descendant of the popular Ogbebor family of Usen, in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the State.

 

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UBA Foundation Projects Message Of Hope As Uzoka Lights Up  Garden Ahead Of Yuletide

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UBA Foundation Projects Message Of Hope As Uzoka Lights Up  Garden Ahead Of Yuletide.
L-R: Group Head, Customer Fulfilment Centre(CFC), United Bank for Africa Plc, Prince Ayewoh; Group Head, Personal Banking and Retail Liabilities, Ogechi Altraide; Deputy Managing Director, Oliver Alawuba; Group Managing Director/CEO, United Bank for Africa Plc, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka; Executive Director, Chiugo Ndubisi;  UBA Foundation, Bola Atta;  Head, Commercial and Corporate Banking, Muyiwa Akinyemi; and Head of Operations, Alex Alozie, at the  2021 Christmas and New Year Light Up Ceremony of UBA Foundation, Garden, by  UBA Foundation at Marina, Lagos on Friday

Set To Give Back At  Annual Food Bank

Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa, through its UBA Foundation has been spreading joy across Africa for many years as they continue to give back to the underpriviledged in the communities in which they operate.

 At the UBA Foundation gardens in Lagos where the bank is head quartered, a lights up ceremony was held to mark the start of the festive season. The garden lights were activated by UBA’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka who was joined by other key management staff and some customers of the bank.

 Uzoka who is also the chairman of  the UBA Foundation, emphasised that giving back was the main tenet of the UBA Foundation. He said ‘We have over the years, engaged in various activities aimed at appreciating our host communities all around Africa and especially in countries where we operate and so for us, these lights symbolise hope for the future and all the goodness it will bring into people’s lives.

“It is hard to believe that we have been in this pandemic for almost two years. People have lost friends and family members and businesses decimated by the effects of the pandemic. There has been a general feeling of hopelessness but our desire is to fill people’s lives with hope once again”, Uzoka said.

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 The UBA Foundation has been very active in combatting the spread of Covid -19 across Africa as the bank did not waste any time at the start of the pandemic, donating over $14m  to its communities across Africa to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

 This year, the foundation will be feeding tens of thousands of people across Africa through its annual food bank initiative where food, hygiene products and other gifts items are handed over to those who have less, especially during the festive season.

 The CEO, UBA Foundation, Mrs Bola Atta, said that the light-up ceremony was important for the foundation adding: “This goes beyond lighting up the Marina and adorning the streets with beautiful colours. It reminds us as an institution of our promise to continue to touch lives and treat our communities with kindness. We are living in very difficult times and a little gesture to put a smile on even one face, goes a very long way. We should all endeavour to do whatever we can, within our power, to uplift others.”

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Group Managing Director/CEO, United Bank for Africa Plc, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka; flanked by Executive Director, Chukwuma Nweke; Head of Operations, Alex Alozie; MD-CEO, UBA Foundation, Bola Atta, and other staff members at the  2021 Christmas and New Year Light Up Ceremony of UBA Foundation Garden, at Marina, Lagos on Friday

The Lighting Ceremony which observed all necessary Covid-19 protocols was witnessed by members of staff and customers, and featured Christmas carols by UBA’s CFC choir, as well as a guided tour around the beautiful UBA Foundation Garden at the Lagos Marina.

 UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the UBA Group, is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of education, the environment, economic empowerment and other special projects.

 

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Girls’ Headless Bodies Found In Lagos

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Girls' Headless Bodies Found In Lagos

The corpse of an unknown young lady has been found at Akora estate at Adekunle village, Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos.

This came after a decapitated corpse of an unidentified teenage girl was discovered close to a popular hotel in the same area some days ago.

 

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