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Ten Powerful Lessons To Learn From The Hen

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1. She first lays enough eggs before sitting on them- GOOD PLANNING.
2. When she starts sitting on her eggs, she minimizes movements- DISCIPLINE.
3. She physically loses weight while sitting on her eggs due to decreased feeding - SACRIFICE AND SELF DENIAL.
4. She can sit on eggs for another hen - INDISCRIMINATION AND GENEROSITY.
5. She sits on her eggs for twenty one (21) days, patiently waiting, even if they do not hatch, she will lay eggs again - FAITH, HOPE AND NOT DISCOURAGED.
6. She detects unfertilized eggs and rolls them out - SENSITIVE AND DISCERNING.
7. She abandons the rotten eggs and starts caring for the hatched chicks even if it is only one - WISDOM, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND REALISTIC.
8. No one touches her chicks - PROTECTIVE AND LOVE.
9. She gathers all her chicks together - UNITY OF PURPOSE.
10. She cannot abandon her chicks before they mature- MENTORSHIP.

SunTrust Bank Debunks Claims of Inability to Pay Staff of National Assembly

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SunTrust Bank has debunked claims that the bank failed to pay some staff of the National Assembly who protested non-payment of their salaries on Tuesday. It would be recalled that the protest by legislative aides was triggered by the death of Hassan Abiodun, an aide to the Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Suleiman as they blamed the death on non-payment of salaries.

However, SunTrust on Wednesday debunked claim in some quarters that the bank has held on to their salaries without paying them.

Executive Director, Finance and Risk Management of the Bank, Mr. Usman Abdulqadir, who briefed newsmen on behalf of the CEO, Mr. Muhammad Jibrin at the bank’s office in Lagos recently said the Bank had duly “executed all mandates given to it with respect to making payment on behalf of its customers promptly”.

He said as banker to some National Assembly accounts, the Bank “has received the mandate to make payments to various beneficiaries and those payments have since been relayed, some via REMITA, to the relevan…

Sosoliso Plane Crash Survivor Emerges Most Outstanding Student; Gains Admission for MBA!

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Sosoliso plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi has graduated with a First Class degree from University of Thomas Houston, Texas. Not only that, she was inducted into six academic honour societies, was the most Outstanding student for her major in Economics and has already been accepted into graduate school for her MBA. She was also chosen to give the commencement address to the class of 2015 at her school. Ms. Okwuchi survived the ill-fated Port-Harcourt bound flight which crashed on the runway and killed 107 people, including her close friend who was sitting next to her and late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya. What makes her story so touching is the fact that she was one of only two survivors on that plane.

She was a student of Loyola Jesuit College at the time, a boarding high school in Abuja and was on her way home for the holidays when the crash occurred.
She was once quoted to have said, “I remember just saying I don’t know, but I think we should pray or something, I don’t know. We actually nev…

Stop Child Labour- Bolanle Ambode Charges Parents and Guardians

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Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has called on mothers and guardians to stop child labour and pay more attention to the welfare of their children and wards.
She made the remarks over the weekend while interacting with newsmen at Ikeja, on the celebration of the 2017 World Day Against Child Labour.

Bolanle noted that, child labour is a crime against humanity as it keeps the child away from all benefits of childhood, which is about the happiest and most memorable period in the life of a human-being.
According to her, the non-eradication of the illegal act interferes with the child’s right to basic education and care, thus making them vulnerable.
She described child labour as “the employment of children in any work that deprives children of the joy of childhood; interferes with their ability to attend regular schools” adding that such practice is “mentally, physically, socially and morally dangerous and harmful to the society as it is considered exploitative.”

“Every …

We are Committed To Professionalism As Online Media Practictioners- Chris Kehinde Nwandu

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Chris Kehinde Nwandu, Publisher CKN News and President, Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria recently paid a courtesy visit to The Sun Publishing Limited Corporate Headquarters, Kirikiri, Apapa, Lagos. In this interview, Nwandu sheds light on the new trend in cyber publishing and online information dissemination, the prospects and problems, as well as the forthcoming lecture organized by his online platform to professionalise the trade in Nigeria through the Guild he heads. Excerpts:

What is CKN up to lately?

As the President, Guild of Professional Bloggers, we are organizing a lecture that aims to bring some life into the art of blogging and online publication. My outfit, CKN, decided to organize this lecture to educate people in this field. We want to look at the challenges we face so far. We want to look at the good, the bad and ugly sides of online publication, as well as how far we have fared. That is why we have come up with the first CKN Annual Lecture and the theme is “The…

Almanah Hope Foundation Celebrates Widows Day with “Çharity” Walk

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As the world celebrate this year’s Widows Day, the Almanah Hope Foundation in partnership with Blacksatino Media has set out the 24th day of June for a Charity Walk.A Press Statement issued by Black Satino stated that the walk is geared toward creating an appreciable and unique opportunity for widows to celebrate one another and also garner support from members of the society. The walk is expected to kick off at 7am from Eko Atlantic, Ahmed Bello Way through Adetokunbo Ademola, through intercession junction Akin Adesola back to Ahmed Bello Way. The event also promises to be very colourful as it features widows, children, family, women and friends all clad in variety of colours. At Almanah Hope Foundation (AHF) the mission is to bridge the gap between the cold sweat of stigmatization and the hot flashes of financial / economic hardship encountered in an average life of a widow; so that she can work to tackle her everyday challenges in boldness.

Lagos Police Chief Endorses 1st CKN News Annual Lecture

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni has commended the Editorial Board of CKN News for its pioneering effort in online publication. He made the remark on Monday when he received the Editor in Chief of the foremost online portal Mr. Chris Kehinde Nwandu in his office. According to him,CKN News has over the years proven itself as a credible news medium to rely on when it comes to factual information, noting that the online portal has proved itself as a role model for others.

"You have laid a foundation for others to follow. I'll personally attend the 1st CKN News Annual Lecture. We'll be there to support you", he said while assuring Nwandu of his support.
The 1st CKN News Annual Lecture is scheduled to hold on Tuesday 13th June 2017 at Renaissance Hotel, 38 Isaac John Street, Ikeja Lagos starting from 11am.

The auspicious event will be graced by the eminent personalities in Nigeria, with Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi (Hon Minister of Transport) as Guest…

Mandela Washington Fellows in Nigeria Rollout Competition for Students: Beyond School Community Challenge!

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The Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN) is pleased to roll out the Beyond School Community (BSC) Challenge for secondary school students across Nigeria. The BSC Challenge is a national community development and entrepreneurship program designed specifically to engage young Nigerians in secondary schools to develop the critical entrepreneurial skills they need to make impacts in their communities. The program seeks to inspire students to improve their communities through innovative entrepreneurial actions The BSC Challenge provides a platform for teams of outstanding secondary school students to create community development projects that capitalize on people’s ideas and talents as the pillar for making social and economic impacts. Guided by advisors and supported by their schools, the students take an overreaching idea and a hands-on entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to collectively tackle community development-oriented challenges.

Speaking on…

Ogunde Celebrates Birthday at Goshen Orphanage; Pledges Support for Outstanding Students

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For the children and staff of Goshen Home & Orphanage, Akute, Ogun State, Monday May 29th 2017 will for a long time remain memorable; not just because it marked Nigeria’s Democracy Day or President Buhari-led administration’s second anniversary but because the vulnerable children at the home were treated to an elaborate birthday bash by one of Nigeria’s amazons; a foremost educationist, Managing Director at Goals & Ideas and Principal Partner at Edumark Consult, Mrs Yinka Ogunde.
The celebrant, who came in the company of her husband, Barrister Wemimo Ogunde (SAN), her children, siblings and employees expressed great delight at the opportunity to share the joy of her special day with the less privileged, stressing that such vulnerable children need be showered with love, even as they are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential in spite of the loss or rejection they might have suffered in time past.
The children at Goshen Home were also joined by the vibrant and up…