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    Over 300 Children in Sabo-Koji Celebrate International Literacy Day with Famfa Oil



    In a move that demonstrates its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Famfa Oil has joined forces with Slum2school to provide educational opportunities for children in need. Together, they orchestrated a heartwarming CSR initiative that is set to leave a profound impact on the future of young impressionable learners at Sabo-Koji.

    Famfa Oil’s visit to Sabo-Koji on International Literacy Day was a reminder of the importance of education and literacy in building a better future for Nigeria. This remarkable initiative was carefully crafted to address the dire educational needs of over 300 children, aged between five and thirteen, residing in this underprivileged community.

    Speaking at the event, Femi Adejumo, the Head of Operations at Famfa Oil, represented by Yemi Atolagbe, said:

    Today, as we gather here with these young learners, we are reminded that there is no better way of sowing the seeds of change than through education. So, as we celebrate International Literacy Day today, let us all remember that the ability to read and write is not just a privilege; it is a fundamental right.

    It is a right that we, as a responsible corporate citizen, are committed to upholding and promoting. It is a right that we are working tirelessly to extend to those who need it most.

    The event unfolded in the presence of eager young minds ready to embrace the joys of learning. For these children, who encounter daunting obstacles in their pursuit of quality education, the day was a unique experience filled with gifts and acknowledgements. However, the significance of this day transcended mere material offerings, revealing a path to a more promising future for these young individuals.

    Famfa Oil and Slum2school crafted a day filled with laughter, learning, and inspiration. From thrilling games to an electrifying Spelling Bee Competition, engaging recitals, and invigorating debate competition, this event showcased the importance of literacy development in the lives of these children. The melodies of music and the rhythm of dance underscored the celebration of knowledge, creativity, and opportunity.

    Famfa Oil took the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to education at all levels during this heartwarming event. The partnership demonstrates the potential of corporate-nonprofit partnerships to make a positive impact on society.

    Famfa Oil, a proudly indigenous company, made a bold move in 1991 when it applied for an exploration and production license in the oil and gas industry.

    Five years later, in a triumphant partnership with Texaco Nigeria (now Chevron Nigeria), the company commenced its operations in 1996, sparking a new era of prosperity.

    Famfa Oil is currently one of the largest indigenously owned exporters of crude oil in Nigeria and is committed to developing one of the deepest and largest offshore discoveries in the Gulf.

    Slum2School Africa is a volunteer-driven development organization transforming society by empowering under-served children in slums and remote communities with quality education, entrepreneurial skills, and psycho-social support to enable them to realize their full potential and become social reformers.


    Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins , 40th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination of the of the “Class of 8 Silver Jubilee of Episcopal held in Lagos



    Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos Archbishop Alfred Martins (middle) with Other Bishop in a group photograph, during his 40th Ordination Anniversary and his Fellow Ordinands in 1983 (The Class of 8) and the 25th Episcopal Anniversary held at Holy Cross Cathedral in Lagos


    Cross Section of the Choristers Singing at Holy Cross Cathedral in Lagos.

    Cross Section of the Priest, during the 40th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination of the “Class of 8” Silver Jubilee of Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop of Lagos, The Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins at Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos

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    Governor Kefas Agbu visit security outfits in Taraba



    In his efforts to intensify the security situation in Taraba State, Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas on Monday 18th September, 2023 visited military and paramilitary formations in a bid to recalibrate the security architecture to effectively protect the lives and property of the citizens.

    The Governor underlined that his administration will not let its guard down in the fight against insecurity so that citizens can sleep with their two eyes closed.

    The Governor described the visit as a follow-up visit since the security chiefs had previously visited.
    The visit is also a part of Dr. Agbu Kefas’ resolute efforts to address the issue of insecurity in some parts of State and to raise the morale of security organizations as they carry out their fundamental duty of defending society.

    Places visited by Governor includes, the Department of State Service, Nigerian Army’s Sixth Brigade Headquarters, State Police Command, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, and the Federal Road Safety Commission.

    Others are the State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Correctional Service, Taraba State Fire Service, and Taraba Marshal Security Guards Ltd.

    In series of meetings with security personnel and traditional leaders, the Governor, repeatedly reaffirmed his commitment to the protection of lives and property of all Tarabans.

    The visit, without a doubt, conveyed the Governor’s strong and reassuring intention to personally see to it that the security formations work in accordance with his vision of making Taraba State safe and secure in order to promote investment in the Agriculture, Mining, and Tourism sectors among others.

    The Governor also visited the State College of Nursing and Midwifery where he inspected the ongoing rehabilitation of infrastructure projects in the institution and the site of new Government House.

    Dr. Agbu Kefas was accompanied on the visit by the State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Aminu Abdullahi Alkali, the Secretary to the Government of the State, Chief Gebon Timothy Kataps, and the Commissioner of Information and Reorientation, Hajiya Zainab Usman Jalingo among other top officials.

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    Nigeria Heroes Award Honours Distinguished citizens In Various Fields



    Nigerians excelling in various fields of endeavours have been recognised for impacting humanity positively within and outside their environment.

    The Nigerian Silent Heroes Award initiative conceived by the Coordinator, Mrs. Ozioma Odita Sunday, held its 6th edition of the award ceremony, recognising twenty five (25) persons in various fields.

    Speaking at the ceremony, the coordinator said the initiative was conceived to identify and recognize some silent achievers in their own right.

    She pointed out that the nominated persons were carefully selected among hundreds of others in view of the outstanding contributions they have made over the years in their various spheres to add value to humanity.

    “In furtherance of the initiative, I like to disclose our intention to institute the Africa Heroes Awards in the nearest future with a view to celebrating our unsung achievers within the continent of Africa.”

    Also speaking at the event, the Former Minster for Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Kedem Tallen who was among those recognised appreciated the organisers for the recognition and said her life has been a dedication to humanity and would continue to make a difference in the life of others.

    “If you put smile on the face of your neighbour, you are putting a smile on God’s face, so we should try to make the world a better place by making those in need happy, speaking up for those who can’t speak for themselves, sharing in the plight of others because that’s the essence of life,” the Former Minister stated.

    In a vote of thanks, Dr. Odita Sunday appreciated all those who turned out for the award ceremony saying the ideology behind the award is to inspire young people to believe in hard work even in the face of challenging times.

    Nigeria Silent Heroes Awardees
    Recipients of the award include: Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director Public Information Nigerian Air Force, HRM Obi Ezedimbu Emmanuel Obi, Silent Hero in Tradition Leadership. Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu Silent Hero in ICT Development, Mr. Oliver Alawuba, MD/CEO UBA Bank, Dr. Solomon Arase, Dr. Daniel Kolawale Olukota, Silent Hero of Faith, CP Idowu Owohunwa, Silent Hero in Policing, Mr. Ikalumhe Cornelius, Desmond Utomwen, Engr. Chichi Philip-Orioha, Pastor Judge Chukwunwike, Barr. Samuel Ihensekhien Silent Hero in Law and Advocacy, Oradea Adekunle Adedonun Silent Hero in Medicine, Mayor C, Bolivia Osigbemhe, Mr. Frank Oshanugor, Publisher Ante News Online, Pastor Nordert A. Sochukwudina (NAS), Hajiya Husanah Nacho Silent Hero in Business and Enterprise, Austine Adigwe, Chief Patrick Eholor, Silent Hero in Tourism and Hospitality, Rt. Hon. Ahmad Chindo, Silent Political Hero, Hon, Innocent Esewezie, Alhaji Musa Mohammed, Dibie Oriekose Charles, Crogamiane Global Braces LIB, and Kelvin Jombo Onumah.

    Present at the event were the former Director of DSS, Sir Mike Ejiofor, former Director General of Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) Prof (Sir) Epiphany Azinge, SAN, former Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, the Provost of Kogi State College of Health Sciences, Dr. Nuhu Solomon Anyegwu, the Obi of Ugboba, in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State among other dignitaries.

    The organisers also unveiled a Magazine and a Compendium of the Nigerian Heroes Award volume one.

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