Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ok! Magazine Reality Show To Be Sponsored By imoovtv

Ok! Magazine Reality Show To Be Sponsored By imoovtv
OK! Magazine is proud to announce mobile TV service provider imoovtv, as Title Sponsor for its exciting new concept to find a junior editor, aptly called, Top Job.  The show will commence early next year and seeks to broaden the minds of young writers who desire that dream job in the prestigious magazine.

Coming soon to the Nigerian market, imoovtv gives you easy access to watch local and international TV content LIVE on your smartphone including news, sports, entertainment, music and inspirational channels. For more information, visit www.imoovtv.com

As title sponsor, imoovtv will be highly involved in all aspects of Top Job! and will be streamed LIVE on their platform, allowing smart phone users keep on top of the show - on the go.

Speaking about the sponsorship, Bassim Haidar, Founder, said, “We are delighted to be part of what promises to be an exciting venture; imoovtv will soon bring ‘Real Mobile TV’ to the Nigerian market and with 16 exciting channel’s to choose from, there is something for everyone. We look forward to airing the show on the imoovtv platform.”

The thirty minute weekly show will air on major television stations all over Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and is expected to run for eight weeks. Each episode will be packaged to highlight the values of the OK! International brand with a Nigerian twist.

Alexander Amosu, CEO of OK! Nigeria, said, “We are delighted to partner with imoovtv on this venture and look forward to a productive business relationship.  Uniting with the imoovtv brand means that Top Job reality show will reach out to a wider audience.”

OK! Magazine also has the backing of telecoms giant MTN who recently, announced plans to be the premium sponsors for the launch of Ok! Magazine Nigeria. The new magazine is the latest addition to the 22 editions of OK! Magazine worldwide and is scheduled to launch in Lagos and London in January 2012.

OK! Magazine, owned by the independent publishers, Northern & Shell Worldwide, will be managed by Kamson Luxury Group, owned and operated by famed serial entrepreneur Alexander Amosu.  Kamson Luxury Group is an acquisition company formed to launch luxury international brands in Africa and its first acquisition is the OK! Magazine brand.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OK! Magazine in association with MTN to launch in Nigeria

OK! Magazine in association with MTN to launch in Nigeria

London based celebrity publication, OK! Magazine can now make inroads into the lucrative Nigerian market thanks to a platinum sponsorship by MTN for the launch of a local version, Ok! Nigeria, in a deal guaranteed to place the publication in the league of first choice journals in the country.

As Platinum sponsor, content of OK! Nigeria will also be available exclusively on the MTN network for a year to the entertainment and delight of its over 40 million subscribers, the largest in the country.  The deal includes a two staged launch of the magazine in London and Nigeria.

The magazine will be a monthly publication and content will be 60% Nigerian celebrities on a global scale, whilst just 20% of the 60% will be local Nigerian celebrities in Nigeria. The remaining 40% is divided into 30% African American celebrities such as Will Smith and Oprah and the remaining 10% will be the usual celebrities we love to read about such as Paris Hilton and David Beckham.

 Speaking on the motivation for sponsoring OK! Nigeria, Kola Oyeyemi, MTNs General Manager Consumer Marketing, says, the telecom giant has come to a stage where it must contribute to the happiness and wellbeing of society.

"Nigerians, like people all over the world, get a certain innate pleasure from prime and entertaining information; the kind of information that helps us better able to deal with societal differences because one has been enlightened about the peculiarities and beauty in our different cultures."

I ATTENDED THE GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2011 @ THE DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

My passion for Information & Communication Technology cannot be overstated, therefore inline with this, I attended the Global Leadership Summit at the Gitex Technology Week 2011 where Hot Topics as stated below were discussed;
  • Technology Innovation as a Driver for Sustainability & Economic Growth by Chris Dedicoat, President, EMEA, Cisco
  • New gTLDs: The Future of Online Innovation by Rod Beckstorm, President and CEO, ICANN
  • The Context  for Innovation – unofficial thoughts on tech trends by Giorgio Paolo, IT Strategy Lead IGEM, Accenture
  • Invisible Computing by Pranav Mistry, Inventor of Six Sense, MIT Media lab
  • From Science to Implementation: Approaches to Technology Innovation by William H. Salto, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum 2011, CEO, InTecur, UK
At the BlackHat Cyber-security Lecture during the 2011 GITEX Technology Week

Me (inset) at the 2011 Gitex Technology Week, Dubai World Trade Center

I (from right) and a friend from Nigeria ahead of the Global Leadership Conference
 more pictures below

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Veniviici.com, Online Retail Store Launches, Offers Customers 20% Discount

VENIVIICI.COM, ONLINE RETAIL STORE LAUNCHES, OFFERS CUSTOMERS 20% DISCOUNT.


Newly launched, multi-brand online retail store, Veniviici.com is currently offering buyers a 20% discount on any item purchased. The UK-based site owned and run by Nigerians was launched on Nigeria’s Independence Day and is already generating lots of excitement. Veniviici.com is user friendly and secure. Customers are able to browse through the online catalogue, select and add the desired items to a cyber basket and then make payment with their Naira Cards. The website will offer card value added services by recommending the most current trends as dictated by the global fashion industry. “We are thrilled to introduce this fantastic clothing platform created specifically for the African Market and what better country to start in than Nigeria.” Said, Ade Adeyemi, CEO, Veniviici.com.

Veniviici.com was created to bridge the gap between the African markets and International clothing and accessories brands. As the name suggests, Veniviici does hope to conquer the African market by offering the most competitive prices on apparel from well knownInternational Brands.

Foreign brands are already very popular in Nigeria, and consumers are willing to spend to acquire them. Brands such as T.M.Lewin, Marks & Spencer, Polo, Calvin Klein, Dior, Levi's,Nike and Adidas are always in heavy demand so this site could not be launching at a better time. Veniviici.com plans to offer all the popular brands within a short time and Nigerians will be able to purchase these brands for less than they currently get them. The online store works directly with the brands which means customers are guaranteed brand integrity as Veniviici.com is compelled to protect the equity of the labels.

Speaking about internet security and the website, Chief Operating Officer, Ayodeji Edun said, “As a company we have taken on the most stringent approach to ensuring our customers are able to shop securely online. We have ensured the highest levels of privacy and authentication by using Secure Socket Layers. We also do not hold your card details on our site. All our servers have firewalls in place and we run constant checks on transactions that come through.

Parcels will be couriered by DHL and customers will be able to track the purchased items' three day journey online. Veniviici.com ensures that all goods are insured which means that any item lost in transit will be replaced. Before parcels are delivered customers would be requested to show a form of identification and the payment card used. With the advancement of telecommunication services in Nigeria, it is projected that the full benefits of Veniviici.com’s online shopping system will be maximized. Veniviici.com will promote the growth of the Nigerian economy from a cash dependent system to a debit and credit card structure.

Veniviici.com is a UK based accessories and apparel online retail store targeted at African markets.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The President GoodLuck Jonathan Administration: 100 Days of Promising Less and Delivering More

Highlights of the achievements of the President and his team in a continuing fulfillment of Mr. President's promise to "never let" Nigerians down.

NATIONAL COHESIVENESS:

After his victory at the April polls, President Jonathan was magnanimous in victory, sending emissaries nation-wide to get the buy in from all stake holders in the Nigeria Project. As a result of president Jonathan's commitment to electoral reform, the April Elections were adjudged the freest and fairest elections in Nigeria since the return to civil rule in 1999 as attested to by local and international observers a fact so apparent that all major opposition parties with the exception of one have publicly accepted President Jonathan’s victory.

Reduction in Election Disputes: By close of submission of election petitions it was established they had dropped by almost 80% from the 2007 figures.

RULE OF LAW:

In the last 100 days this administration has obeyed all court judgments and respected the doctrine of Separation of Powers by not interfering in other arms of government.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Nigerians; what do you gain?

By Eta Uso Jr.

Our nation Nigeria has been through a lot of trying moments this past one (1) year and I am of no illusion that Nigerians are not fed up, neither am I of any illusion that the citizenry do not all seek a better and safer Nigeria but one thing that’s of real concern to me and of which I need answers to, is; 'Nigerians, what do you gain by throwing and dishing out insults at our President?'. Maybe if even one (1) out of 150 million Nigerians can confidently tell me how throwing insults and non-constructive criticisms on the President could offer our Nation any of the positive strides we seek, then maybe I might as well join the band-wagon.

On a second thought, could it be that there is some satisfaction gained when such hate / derogatory words are used on our President? Could the satisfaction be that we would stand to be counted amongst the people that spoke during the trying moments of our nation? Or, could it be that we exhibit such actions as a part of our stress-relieve formula? Whatever, we think we achieve when we throw insults and non-constructive criticisms on our President, I am yet to be find anyone that can attest to any positive gains derived from such acts of which has been the norm for ages past.

President Jonathan may never be a fanciful speech-maker, neither might he ever be that orator that gives us butterflies when he speaks; but till date, I am yet to see where it has been proven that 'fanciful speech-makers make the best leaders' and I am as well yet to see where 'not so fanciful speech-making skills makes one less of a good leader’. It seems it is only in Nigeria where a President is assaulted with all derogatory words because he happened not to say what we all want to hear. Why can't we all stop being petty and stop the throwing of insults and derogatory comments at every slight interval? Or, is there some positive gains derived from such acts that I am yet to uncover?

For ages past, Nigerians have all implemented the 'banter and insensitive approach to issues' using different variants and it has clearly brought us no results. Don't we think it might be high time we try the solution-oriented / constructive criticism based approach? If nothing else, I confidently believe that a solution-oriented / constructive-criticism based approach would definitely put us on the right track for the change we seek rather than the banter and insensitive approach that has proven over time to be a failed stance.

My fellow Nigerians, if there is any good we can offer, it would be to come together in unity of purpose by streamlining our efforts into proffering solutions geared towards ensuring a free and safe Nigeria. Then if and when we criticize, let’s offer constructive criticisms that would rather guide and not the disdain approach of which clearly offers no gains.

May God Bless Nigeria.

Eta Uso Jr.
royaltyuso@etauso.com

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Victory Speech by Sen. Eta Uso Jr (Senate Mace & Records Custodian-Elect) of The Peoples' Senate


‘Today, change has come to the Peoples’ Senate’

It is a huge privilege and of great honour and responsibility in taking up this job.

Today, the Peoples’ Senate has a new Government, a Government that is passionate and obedient to the founding values and objectives of this noble organisation; a Government of passion, patriotic-spirit as well as a Government of results.

The journey from the pre-elections up till this day had not been a smooth ride. At certain moments, the storm seemed so overwhelming but thanks to the Almighty God of who maintained Peace in our minds and hearts and showed us all the signs and proofs that Victory was certain.

We had many distractions along the way but I must state that we cannot have free government without elections; and if we had let the rebellion to force us into foregoing or postponing our election, they would have fairly claimed to have already conquered and ruined us.

On a personal level, I was a victim of severe betrayals in the course of this election. I had many reassurances of support from close associates and supposed allies in the run-up to this election of which turned out to be a well mastered plan that was intended to manipulate and produce an outcome that clearly was not in my best interest and that of this noble Senate.

However, in the spirit of team-work and without taking focus away from the goals and objectives of the Peoples’ Senate, I extend a sincere and genuine hand of friendship to all those who painfully planned and lost their sleep in trying to ensure that this day was not possible; to you all, I say, we are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.

To the Ex-Senate Mace & Records Custodian (Senator Izzy – Isimeme Anenih), your service to this noble Senate while you were in office would not be forgotten. The history of this Senate would never be complete without making reference to you. You fought a good fight and never gave up till the end. God bless you.

To my people of The Peoples’ Senate, God bless you all, for today in your midst, I stand here with a crown of Victory because of what you all did on the 16th to 20th of July, 2011. I remember during the pre-election campaigns, in my pre-election manifesto, I made a contract to you all; today, this contract has been signed, sealed and has been set on delivery, lined and woven with flawless execution.

Once again, with malice towards none and with charity for all, in my capacity as the new Senate Mace & Records Custodian, I beacon on all to board this ship of ours. The new Government of the Peoples’ Senate would not and cannot hold your past against you.

Let’s Sail Together. We are moving forward.

Thank you.

God Bless The Peoples’ Senate.

God Bless The Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Sen. Eta Uso Jr.
24th July, 2011.



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Business Email Gone Bad

Below is an email I received yesterday from someone who wanted to offer me some unsolicited form of service. Offering me an unsolicited service was not the issue, but rather, the issue was more with the content of the email that was suppose to convince me to part ways with money in return for the service. Please read the unedited email in quote below and give your comments;

"Well you must have held people says using GTB Naira ATM/MASTER Card to Make Payment Online. that's you can buy digital products via the internet (like laptops, ipods, phones, domain name at godaddy, ebay so long as the merchant have master card logo on their site. and many more...) online with your GTB Naira ATM Master Card and have you products delivers to your address. Here is a simple steps that could get any interested person started. I only demand a token. that is affordable by any individual. N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Interested person should request for account details for payment"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wikileaks Julian Assange awarded Peace Prize

Julian Assange (Wikileaks Founder)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was Wednesday awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation's top honour for "exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights", joining the likes of Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.

Assange, an Australian former computer hacker who is fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, was praised and rewarded with the Sydney Peace Prize's Gold Medal.

Although the Peace Prize is awarded annually by the foundation only three other people in its 14-year history have been awarded the gold award for courage in pursuit of human rights -- the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and Japanese Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda.

The foundation paid tribute to Assange's determination to seek greater transparency and accountability from governments around the world, having challenged "centuries old practices of government secrecy".

"By championing people's right to know, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange have created the potential for a new order in journalism and in the free flow of information," said foundation director Stuart Rees.

Assange is the founder of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website that has published thousands of cables in which US diplomats give their often candid views on world leaders, to Washington's acute embarrassment.

It has also leaked countless secret documents about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Assange, who was arrested in London at Sweden's request in December, remains on bail pending his challenge in July to a British judge's decision to extradite him over allegations of sexual assault.

Source: Yahoo News

Friday, May 6, 2011

Whats wrong in this picture?


Whats wrong in this picture?

Look closely and state whats wrong in the picture above. Please do not forget to drop your comments....!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden shot dead!


The mastermind of the worst terrorist attack on American soil is dead, U.S. President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night, almost 10 years after the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

Osama bin Laden -- the longtime leader of al Qaeda -- was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital of Islamabad along with other family members, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

In an address to the nation late Sunday night, Obama called bin Laden's death "the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda."

"Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan," Obama said. "A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body."

U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world were placed on high alert following the announcement of bin Laden's death, a senior U.S. official said, and the U.S. State Department should be sending out a new "worldwide caution" for Americans shortly. Some fear al Qaeda supporters may try to retaliate against U.S. citizens or U.S. institutions.

In the President's speech, he reiterated that the United States is not at war with Islam.

"I've made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, released a statement Monday morning welcoming the death of bin Laden.

How U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden

The mission that killed one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders was carried out by U.S. forces with the cooperation of Pakistan, U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday night.

Osama bin Laden -- the longtime leader of al Qaeda -- was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion about 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad along with other family members, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Prince William kisses Kate Middleton

The Royal Kiss between newly married Britain's Prince William (L) and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge


The kiss everyone wanted to see, is here by popular demand.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Goodluck Jonathan (A Citizen’s Perspective)


By Eta Uso Jr

President Goodluck Jonathan is a man in whom I see humility, passion for a New Nigeria, a man who can stake his life for this nation. I see an independent man, a man whose actions are calculative and a man devoid of ethnic and religious bias.

Some people may want to argue and dispute the aspect of his being an independent man, I would not join issues with them but I would advise they go seek privilege information and they would see in black and white that the man of President Goodluck Jonathan takes no flimsy instructions from no one but he is one who would always take a stance geared only towards national unity.

I do not want to list his numerous achievements in this note; as such, I did not do any research before doing this write-up as I am strictly just on how I perceive the man of President Goodluck Jonathan.

With a fresh four years in office, I perceive a stronger President Jonathan. I see a man who would be totally loyal to the people and not distracted by those who claim to be stakeholders in his successful emergence from Vice President to President. I envision a President in the man of Goodluck Jonathan who would refuse to be dragged into settling unqualified political loyalist with sensitive positions in the Government of Nigeria. I see a man who would improve on his success at ensuring a generally free and fair 2011 elections and would even do more to perfect the process in time for the 2015 elections and even after. I see a man who clearly believes that every Nigerian deserves a good life and not just a selected few.

My eye sees so deeply into this man, so much that if I were to put all on paper, I would never stop writing.

With all sincerity, I assuredly say that for those who seek a New Nigeria, the man of President Goodluck Jonathan is an embodiment of the New Nigeria that we seek.

For those who may refuse to see clearly as I have seen, I have just an advice; “Seek Inner Truth”, for to understand a man’s intentions and capabilities, you would have to know him first; from the inside.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

INEC postpones Senate and House of Representative elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postpones the Senate and House of Representative elections in Nigeria to the 4th of April, 2011.

In a televised address on the National Television Authority (NTA), the INEC chairman, Mr Jega , blamed the postponement on ‘ unprecedented late arrival of results sheets’. He however apologised to Nigerians for the problems.

Before the postponement was announced, the elections  had started Saturday morning with hitches caused by poor logistics, as materials arrived in many polling stations late and could not even get to other areas in the country.

The rescheduled election is for 109 seats in the Senate and 360 seats for the House of Representatives.

*UPDATE > After rising from an emergency meeting with political parties on Sunday 3rd April, 2011, the INEC chairmain Mr. Attahiru Jega confirmed via LIVE national broadcast that the 2011 election has once again been shifted from the earlier postponed date of Monday, 4th April, 2011. The new dates are; National Assembly/Senatorial: 9th, Presidential:16th and Gubernatorial/State Assemblies: 26th. All are in this month of April.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Christ Embassy Calabar Miracle Crusade

I was at the Christ Embassy Calabar Miracle Crusade; March 25th, 2011.

Mammoth Crowd

The first Miracle crusade I have ever attended. A great event it was. Although, during the days leading up to the biggest Christian gathering of the year 2011, I never really envisioned being at the event. However, on the 24th of March, 2011, the eve of the event, my senior brother came around and while discussing, he hinted that he would be attending the event, at that point, although not with 100% certainty, I passed a comment “well, I will join you if you are attending”, and that was it.

The d-day came, the 25th of March, 2011 and right from the early hours, it was clear that everyone in the city (Calabar) was very enthusiastic about attending the crusade. Later that evening, I received a few calls from friends who were attending and wanted to confirm if I will also be attending. All same, as I had already conditioned my mind on the eve of the d-day to join my brother to the event if he was attending, it did not take much for me to make up my mind to finally attend.

The event started by 7pm but my brother earlier called and said he would be going to the stadium by 10pm. At 10pm, we drove down to the stadium and as usual with such big events, we took few minutes to get a parking space as the car parks and the roads around the stadium were occupied with cars.

Cross-Section of the crowd.

Finally, we got into the stadium, took a seat in the open-stand section of the stadium and joined in the praise and worship. Lest I forget, the choir was great but the praise took another higher level when the talented likes of Buchi, Samsong (the Bianule crooner) and some other top Christ Embassy music impresarios’ took to the stage.

After the praise and worship came the preaching / ministering by Pastor Marcel Obode. It was a place to be. The atmosphere was electrifying.

I left the stadium at 2:30am on the 26th of March, 2011 although the event had not yet been concluded.

At the end, it was worth it!

JESUS LIVES!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

AM BACK!

Trust me, am back!

It has been exactly 10 months ago since I last posted a status on Facebook. Within this span of the last 10 months, my general active participation on social platforms such as My Blog, Facebook and Blackberry Messenger also noticed a sharp decrease by over 80%.

Am sure you want to ask where I left to and what took me away, am also sure some people would want to ask why 10 months?, with regards to the fact that they might be wondering if there is something peculiar about the number ‘10’. Some in their good sense of humour would ask why I did not just make it 12 months at once. Some would also want to ask, why am I back at this crucial time of the year? Trust me, minds would be wandering, but it is all good.

The beauty of this is that, I was away for a purpose and re-assuredly I can tell you, I ACHIEVED IT, all thanks to the almighty God.

Now, am back on full cylinders, all wheel drive and ready to take on from a new level.

You might still want to ask what took me away, trust me; you would not need to bother. At least one thing I can tell you with confidence is that my absence was ‘Justified’ and mission was ‘Accomplished’.

From me to you.....take this.... Recognise Am Back!


Sincerely Yours,

Eta Uso (Jr)
Email: royaltyuso@etauso.com
Twitter: @royaltyuso

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Peoples' Senate host the first ever Youth Presidential Debate in Nigeria

The People’s Senate, a new Nigerian youth organization, has concluded plans to host Nigeria’s first ever youth presidential debate on March 13, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers in the Federal Capital city of Abuja.  The Peoples’ Senate is an organization founded in the month of March 2010 with a view to mobilizing the Nigerian youth for mass participation and contribution towards building the nation of their collective dream.

The People’s Senate is positioned to be Nigeria’s authentic youth group focused on youth empowerment and keen participation in the socio-political space of the Nigerian nation. Established with a vision “to build a truly politically conscious and informed Nigeria where everyone is a guardian of our democracy, development and national identity”. The objective of The People’s Senate is to, amongst other things; build the largest movement of youths and women ever seen in the world under one umbrella to participate in politics and nation building, position the members of the Peoples’ Senate to influence the outcome of any election based on collective will and informed choices in the greater interest of the ordinary Nigerian, position a new set of competent, passionate and inspired youths and women for elective offices, position the Nigerian youth and women for global competitiveness, leadership and responsibility.

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, I gladly wish to inform you about the upcoming first Nigerian Youths Presidential Debate. The idea is to the bring the Youth leaders of the Presidential Campaign organizations of the different candidates to debate the issues that form their campaign. This event will hold on the 13th of March, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.

The essence of the debate is to showcase the intelligence of the Nigerian youths as regards their understanding of the political and economic issues of Nigeria. This is imperative because TPS (The People's Senate) is an organization that prepares youths for positions of leadership and also at all times tries to show the nation the untapped jewel in the mind of an average Nigerian youth. A debate of this type is surely the first of its kind and it will probably be the closest to a Presidential debate ahead of the April presidential election. We believe every senator in TPS has a role to play in this event.  Below is a brief of the event;

The Peoples Senate Presidential Screening Debate
I. Purpose:  To let Nigerians understand the position of the youth in politics and nation building.
II. Invited Guests : Youth leaders of all the Presidential campaign organizations.
III. Issues for debate:  Presidential manifesto and blue print as prepared by the Senate Leader and approved by the PSGC (Peoples’ Senate Governing Council).

The People’s Senate cordially invites Civil Society Groups, Professional Associations & interested Individuals to the 1st ever Youth Presidential Debate in Nigeria coming up @ Sheraton Hotels FCT-Abuja on 13th of March 2011. To get an Invitation, send your email address & name to 08033771132, 08035964527 or 08033116403 for Abuja residents and 08026221202 for Lagos residents and other states. On Blackberry (Abuja) 233c069d, 2143dcf4, (Lagos and other states) 25edc807.

Signed
Senator Eta Uso Jr
Chairman Sensitization Committee
For The Peoples’ Senate

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Inec's Voters Registration: My Personal Experience

I finally got registered today, the 2nd of February, 2011 at a primary school not far from where I live.

I got out of the house at 10:30am just after getting set for my daily activities. I got to the registration point at about 10:35am. Fortunately, everyone in my area seemed to have registered before the 29th of January, 2011 which was the initial date the voters’ registration exercise was to end.

Therefore, as I got to the registration desk, there was no-one except for the INEC staff on duty. We exchanged greetings and I told her I came to register. She then put on the UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) and laptop computer, then she logged in and everything was set. I was asked to squat in-front of the camera for my face-capture as there was no chair. However, my face was captured and then my 10 (ten) fingerprints were also captured without any hassles except for my index left-finger which had to be thumb-printed twice before the machine accepted it.

In all, the whole registration period from the time my face was captured till the whole process was completed took less than 3 (three) minutes. Nonetheless, my card was not printed immediately as I was asked to return later for it as the lady in charge said she had issues with the printer.

Finally, the process was done and I am now ready to cast my vote in favour of selfless leaders at the April 2011 elections.

Ensure you ‘Register to Vote’.

Cheers.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Do We Need Dele Momodu?

Sincerely speaking, Dele Momodu is a man I never gave a chance up till 48 hours ago where while laying on my bed, I just got this conviction of a selfless man, a true Nigerian, a man who has given hope to the hopeless in this nation and abroad, a man who grew his empire from scratch and touched many lives through it, a man who didn’t need Government funds to live the good life, a man who has worked for every kobo he has earned and spent.

Many people have refused to see him beyond a lifestyle guru, a name he earned out of selfless service to his job of which without any doubt, I know he could always replicate such success in any area of life he sets his mind on.

Nigeria must Change and that Change is within us.

Look Deep!!!