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Ex-Abia Gov. Orji Kalu social media show of shame

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Eventually, like all man-made deities, Orji Uzor Kalu stopped resembling a ‘god’ or something like one; he is losing worth like the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.

Yes, the rich take their pleasures sadly, after the fashion of whatever seems to be trendy. Hence it is not in habit but in novelty and the clichéd that many a billionaire often pursues and acquires vainglory and pleasure.

But what manner of vaingloriousness would drive Orji Kalu to engage in a subtle yet aggressive jostle with billionaire oil magnate, Femi Otedola, for the limelight? What shade and colouration of vanity would drive him to engage in intense competition with Otedola and Tony Elumelu for social correctness and youth appeal?

Perhaps the type that drives the proverbial old woman to channel and relive the pleasure of youth and her famished beauty in grandiose and evanescent dreams. As you read, Orji is engaged in a feral and frantic hustle to outdo the trio of Otedola, Dangote and Elumelu in the now fashionable quest for the juiciest portion of the spotlight.

Yes, weeks after a video of the Chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola, taking a bus trip in the city of London went viral online, former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has equally toed the same path by uploading a short video on Instagram showing him in a London public bus .

In what looked like a scripted shot, Kalu was seen to be chatting with a guy he named Chika, whom he asked that his followers should tag if they knew him. Unlike Otedola’s video, Kalu posted a video with a muted sound. While Otedola explained that he took the bus on his way to see his former teacher at Wandsworth in London; Kalu did not also say why he embarked on his journey that appeared to be an act of playing to the gallery.

Less than an hour after Otedola, who is notable for his simplicity, uploaded his video, the blogosphere went agog, as it attracts wide coverage from blogs and attendant commentaries that run for days. In Kalu’s case, he has only been able to attract 122 views more than 24 hours after uploading.

One wonders what Kalu’s intention was with his copycat exercise. Now that Kalu has found a mentor in the business mogul, Otedola, are we to expect him to follow up with another video in the same fashion Otedola boarded a Lagos popular commercial bus, Molue, from Sango to Agege? Otedola shared the video of his ride with his followers on Wednesday.

The video, which generated 92,064 views within two hours, shows him sitting in the bus as a fellow passenger standing next to him, a female, advertises a product. He saunters down, Lagos style, when he gets to his destination. Kalu may have to follow suit and take a commercial bus in Aba to know how warmly he would be received by the people whom he was reported to have fleeced of their commonwealth for which he has been standing trial he has been struggling to exculpate himself from.

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Unveiling Mariposa Nature Skincare -100% natural, organic

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To ensure Nigerians enjoy the benefits of natural products and avoid harmful substances capable of destroying their skin, Mariposa Nature Skincare has launched a range of skincare commodities into the country to boost healthy living.

Mariposa Nature Skincare, is a newly rebranded product great for oily skin and perfect for the Nigerian weather.  Over time, Mariposa Nature Skincare has become a skincare favourite crafted entirely from natural ingredients and herbs, many handpicked in Africa. This skin care will have you feeling refreshed and silky smooth.

According to the CEO of the skin clinic, Miss. Nwajiobi Peace Ngozi, the beauty company was born to provide quality esthetic service.

“With Mariposa Nature Skincare products, you get the high quality, natural and organic ingredients your skin needs without the chemical and synthetic irritants it doesn’t.

“That makes us the first choice for health and eco-conscious consumers and people with sensitivities, rosacea, eczema and other skin problems.

“If you’re looking for all natural, high-quality skin care products that are affordable and easy to use, you’ve come to the right place. Our skin care products help soften wrinkles and make your skin smooth and radiant. ou’ll experience natural beauty from the finest ingredients on earth and results you can see.”

“Our products are designed to make a major difference in the appearance of your skin.

“It will also interest you to know that, Mariposa Nature Skincare is 100% natural and organic and the company priority is seeing their client getting visible result from their products.

“It’s all about delivering high level of effective, potent ingredients and utilizing the best that science and nature can deliver.

“It’s that moisturizer you feel will work after using it for the very first time even if its peanut size and the fact that it’s indigenous is a huge plus.

“People who have used our products have testified of its potency, quality, texture and their good judgement serves us our everyday ‘stew’. We get over 5000 requests all over Nigeria and 6 different countries on yearly basis” Ngozi concluded.

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Zidora Aid Foundation empowers widows, orphans with foodstuff, free healthcare

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Zidora Aid foundation (ZAF) has taken its charity works to a higher level with the recent empowerment programme organized for widows and orphans in Ukpor, Anambra State.

Worried by the hardship faced by widows and orphans in the society, Zidora Aid Foundation (ZAF) has empowered widows and orphans in some inner city communities in Lagos with free medical treatment and foodstuff for thousands of widows and orphans. The founder, Zidora Aid Foundation, Dr. Arinze Madueke who turned 34 years old a couple of days ago, noted that the foundation was set out to empower women, especially widows in Nigeria.

The visibly excited medical doctor cum philanthropist explained that apart from empowering the widows and orphans with foodstuff and free medical care, there is also skill acquisition programme designed teach the women how to fish and be independent on their own. “We are working on a training programme on how to teach them how to make liquid soap, how to design clothes, how to make small chops and many other things.

Beyond skill acquisition, money and food items that the foundation gave to the widows, the founder said the foundation also ensured that nurses and doctors are available to treat any who are sick. “It may be a challenging for them to have access to medical care due to financial constraints, hence the reason we have decided to bring along the medical doctors and nurses who will help to diagnose them and give medications as required. As for critical cases, a referral letter would be given to such patients to the nearest government health facilities where they would be treated.” Madueke added.

On the agenda of the Zidora Aid Foundation, Dr. Madueke disclosed that ZAF is a Non-Governmental Organization that has an agenda geared towards women empowerment, the less privileged children in our society in the form of skills acquisition, and financial assistance; health intervention; basic education for kids of the underprivileged in the society and nutrition. He said, “We go round Nigeria to help the underprivileged widow in the society and this we have been doing over the years in Lagos.

Unlike other NGO’s who solicit help and support from government, foreign donors and corporate organizations, Zidora aid foundation is  funded solely from proceeds of the Zidora Group of Companies.

The charming and handsome philanthropist further said, “To change our society and make this world a better place we MUST love, we MUST give and we MUST share no matter how small”
In a bid to impacting more people and give back to the society, the founder, Zidora Aid Foundation, Dr. Madueke has hinted on opening a branch of the foundation in his home town, Ukpor in Anambra State. The move which he said is in line with the popular saying “Charity begins at home”.

The Anambra branch will be responsible for charity works in the eastern part of Nigeria and the middle belt region of the country.

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P+ Measurement celebrates 3 years of PR measurement and evaluation in Nigeria

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Phillips Odiakose

Independent PR measurement and evaluation agency in Nigeria, P+ Measurement Services is celebrating its 3rd anniversary in the Measurement and Evaluation industry in Nigeria this year.

To commemorate this milestone, P+ Measurement Services has re-launched its website, moved to a new service center located in the central business district of Lagos and organizing the AMEC’s measurement month with staff, shareholders and partners as part of the celebrations.

The 3rd anniversary celebration of P+ Measurement Services is a look back to the company’s history and achievements in redefining the Nigerian marketing communications landscape through the introduction of independent PR measurement and evaluation services.

Speaking at the anniversary, Philip Odiakose, Lead Consultant, P+ measurement Services said. “I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our various stakeholders for their support over the years including our clients, regulatory body, suppliers, media partners, other business partners and above all, my colleagues. With their continual support and with the foundation built in the past, I have great confidence that P+ Measurement Services will do much better in the coming years”.

“We have already built a strong base of operations, we have established the  importance of Independent media monitoring, measurement and evaluation and we have even moved into a bigger office to accommodate more business, I believe all of this goes to show that we are here for the long haul – providing quality insight that informs profitable business decisions”. He added.

Founded in 2015, P+ Measurement Services is one of the pacesetters of Independent Media measurement and evaluation services in the Nigerian industry, which is now one of the top 3 service providers in West Africa. The company dedicates majority of its resources to research and development, timely delivery of services, human capacity development, and new product and service offerings, in support of Nigeria’s constantly growing communications industry.

P+ Measurement Services, the independent PR measurement and evaluation agency in Nigeria has been providing detailed and unbiased media monitoring, measurement and performance audit services in Nigeria. Clientele includes local and multinational companies in the Banking, Insurance, Assets Management, Oil & Gas, Breweries, Airlines, Government, NGOs and PR & Advertising agencies.

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