CHIEF BIMBOLA ROBERTS FOLAYAN APPOINTED AS UPF NIGERIAN AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE IN DIASPORA

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The Executive Director of Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit, Chief Bimbo Robert Folayan (MBCS CITP) was awarded with UPF Ambassador for peace in Diaspora
At the grand finale of NDDIS 2017  Gala Dinner  which was held at Balmoral Suites, Holiday Inn, Kensington High Street, Wrights Lane, London W8 5SP.

The award was presented by Mrs Vickie Robert Okere and the First Lady of the Nigerian Mission House, Mrs June Douglas.

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The 4th NDDIS 2017 was a 3 day high profile event held in London.

The event had over 30 speakers, amongst them are the secretary to the Lagos State government Mr. Tunji Bello, Deputy Chair Senate Committee on Diaspora Matters, Senator Lanre Tejuosho, Senior Special Assistant to the Ondo State Governor Mr. Boye Oyewunmi , Executive Secretary Nigerian Content Monitoring Board, Engr. Simbi Wabote and Mrs Iyabode Alaba Lawson MFR, National President ,NACCIMMA , Mr. Tunji Bello (Secretary to the Lagos State Government), Prof. Ademola Abass (Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor, Overseas Affairs & Investment), Mr. Olawale Oluwo (Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources), Mr. Akinyemi Ashade (Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Finance), Mr. Olayinka Lawal, Special Assistant to the Governor (Investment Management & Risk Analysis.

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The 4th NDDIS 2017 is dedicated to mobilising the Diaspora to set up small and medium scale industries in Nigeria to create employment for young Nigerians to address the issues, to stimulate solutions, to create deals and to move beyond the usual ‘talkshop’. Nigeria’s huge Diaspora population can be a portent force for national transformation. The High Commissioner of Nigeria to the United Kingdom  declared The Summit open.

The NDDIS was set up with the following remit.
-To provide the opportunity for Nigerian States to lay out their projects and programmes and to engage with the diaspora to maximize the effectiveness of every investment and every project.
-To give the Federal Government and it parastatal Agencies the opportunity explain their strategies and the incentives and opportunities they are creating
-To  give the diaspora the opportunity to engage directly and bring forward projects and business opportunities that matter to them and their families and their communities.
-International investors will be offered qualified investment opportunities in Infrastructure, Agriculture, Industry and Services.

PHOTO CREDIT: Friday Akpan Photos

 

 

UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION AMBASSADORS IN ACTION

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Ambassadors for Peace

Dublin, Ireland – The Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Dr Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu, has commended the UPF for “the various initiatives of the Universal Peace Federation towards establishing and preserving peace which is required to foster a wealthy and prosperous West Africa to ensure the well-being of the people.” She made the commendation during a courtesy visit by two UPF-Nigeria Ambassadors for Peace in Diaspora, Robert and Vickie Okere, on July 11, 2014, at the Nigerian Mission House on Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland.

The courtesy visit to Amb. Ketebu was to formally introduce the UPF Nigeria Ambassadors for Peace in Diaspora Initiative to her and to congratulate the newly appointed Nigerian diplomat as well as explores areas of partnership for peace in Nigeria and in Ireland.

During the visit, Robert Okere gave an introduction to UPF as well as highlighted some of UPF’s programs/initiatives, especially the recently launched Ambassadors for Peace in Diaspora initiative in Nigeria that seeks to create a new, positive and peaceful image of Nigeria by connecting the diaspora community to peace-building efforts in Nigeria. He said that they encourage Nigerians to contribute to peace in their countries of residence and commit their resources to peacebuilding initiatives in local communities in Nigeria.

Mr. and Mrs. Okorie were appointed Ambassadors for Peace by UPF Nigeria during April 14, 2014, conference marking the 100th anniversary of Nigeria’s 1914 amalgamation. They offered their support to the ambassador on projects during her service in Ireland.

Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland Commends UPF Peace Initiatives

Amb. Ketebu thanked them and urged them to continue to promote peace in their community and be good emissaries of Nigeria. She commended the various initiatives of UPF towards establishing and preserving the peace needed to foster a wealthy and prosperous West Africa and to ensure the well-being of the people. She requested prayers for the peace and progress of Nigeria, stating that, ”lasting peace comes from dialogue usually on a round table.”

Amb. Ketebu spoke about the upcoming Nigeria National Celebration and the Irish/African Investment Summit slated for Oct. 29-31, 2014 in Dublin. This summit is intended to give Irish investors first-hand information on any type of business that they intend to do with Nigeria.

Mr. and Mrs. Okere were delighted at the meeting adding that they are committed to promoting the values of peace. They praised Amb. Ketebu for representing Nigeria in a positive light to the Irish audience and in particular her effort to attract investors from Ireland to the enormous investment opportunities in Nigeria. The visit ended with a presentation of a “Gift of Peace” to the Nigerian diplomat.

UPF-Nigeria is delighted by this emerging opportunity and will continue to encourage the huge community of Nigerians in the diaspora to take up a calling as peace-loving global citizens. UPF-Nigeria is honoured by the keen interest, determination and commitment of Ambassadors for Peace Robert and Vickie Okere.

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Amb. Mrs Victoria Okere (RN)

Amb. Mrs Victoria Okere (RN) is Registered Learning Disability Nurse on the Live Register of the Irish Nursing Board and Nursing & Midwifery Council UK. Vickie bagged a Degree in English from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria before relocating to Ireland to study Nursing. In a quest to fulfil her passion, Vickie is currently pursuing completing a Diploma in Leadership and Management from Bournville College UK.

With 13years experience in the healthcare sector, Vickie is an ardent campaigner of “Know Your Blood Pressure” Vickie is a member of the Royal College of Nursing, British Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance   Alzheimer’s Society UK, Inclusion Ireland and the Stroke Association UK

Vickie Okere is the founder of Vickie Robert Hospitality Foundation for Developmental and Physical Disabilities.  A Foundation that caters for both children and Adult with a Disability. Vickie is currently working as a public Health Nurse/School Nurse/ Welfare Officer in the UK.  Vickie is a certified Suicide Intervention Specialist and a Certified Therapeutic Massage Therapist.  Vickie is a Dementia Friends Champion; she holds informal sessions on Dementia Awareness in her community and regular First Aid classes for children 5-18yr olds.

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Offered throughout the summer months in Harrow, this is a perfect course for children to receive the training necessary to become the best confident, competent life saver they can be when the need arises.

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  • The most important thing is to know the simple steps to follow in different situations

VICKIE ROBERT HOSPITALITY EVENT FIRST-AID PACKAGE

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Event Hospitality is becoming more and more popular at concerts, Fashion Shows, Comedy, Conferences etc.  and because of that, VickieRobert Hospitality now has a range of hospitality packages available for all major concert events. Typically, Concerts take place at major indoor arenas around the country but they also take place in venues such as Night Clubs and halls. Either way, VickieRobert Hospitality will have a hospitality option that will suit your needs.

A typical Hospitality package will include:

  • VRH-Meet and greet
  • Pre- show meal
  • Complimentary drink

VickieRobert Hospitality (VRH) is a full-service artiste hospitality management company offering a suite of personalised services for visiting artists and celebrities. Based in Ireland &UK, the company offers a full range of services specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of the visiting celebrity including:

– Health and medical services – Clients complete confidential health questionnaires on arrival to alert the company of special medical needs

– Massage and Reflexology – A certified Massage Therapist is attached to the artiste during their stay in Ireland to provide much-needed therapeutic massage and reflexology services

– Nutrition – An onsite professional Nutritionist caters to the client’s specific nutritional needs

– Professional Styling – Complimentary make-up and personal styling provided for clients while in Ireland

– Touring – A dedicated tour guide is provided to take clients through the remarkable sights in the City of Dublin with an on-hand photographer/videographer to capture memorable moments. Captured footage can additionally be used in artiste’s music videos etc.…

– Artiste Promotion – Promotional interviews arranged for clients on some Irish Community Radio Stations with adequate prepping by VRH staff. Additionally, the client’s event(s) and profile will be promoted on the internationally-syndicated VRH blog.

Contact us today for an exceptional artiste experience in Ireland. We are committed to providing our clients a robust experience that gives the unique feeling of ‘home away from home’. Let us help you manage your experience in Ireland while you focus on doing what you do best – perform! Your comfort is our mission

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We have a range of First Aid staff available to cover your event, function or display. From trained and qualified event first aiders, through to emergency medical technicians and paramedics. We are able to supply first aid cover to suit any specific event needs from a small to large scale events involving multiple levels of staff, various locations and are also able to provide various manned first aid points/tents to make finding medical attention for the public, easy and hassle free.

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We can also supply you with the very best in digital and analogue Two Way Radio Communications for your event. During incidents, communication is key and even more key is ensuring your line of communication to your first aid is reliable when it’s needed. All images on http://www.vickieroberthospitality.com are readily available in various places on the Internet and believed to be in public domain. Images posted are believed to be posted within our rights according to UK/Ireland Copyright Law.

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FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO BACKS NDDIS WITH THREE PLANNED SUPPORT INITIATIVES

FORMER president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has thrown his weight behind the Fourth Nigerian Direct Diaspora Investment Summit (NDDIS) taking place in London next month and plans to unveil three initiatives at the event.

Being organised for the fourth time, NDDIS 2017 is focusing on developing the government’s plans to diversify the Nigerian economy and end the dependency on oil even as it encourages collaboration between Nigerians in the Diaspora and companies in Nigeria in all the sectors. It aims to tap into the potential of the diaspora as well as attract foreign direct investors, who will be linked up with the federal and Nigerian state governments.
Among those who will be attending will be Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State; Senator Lanre Tejuosho, the chairman of the senate committee on health; Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on diaspora affairs. Now Chief Obasanjo has said he will send Ayo Aderinwale, the deputy coordinator of the Obasanjo Library to represent him at the event.
In addition, the African Leadership Forum (ALF) an initiative of Chief Obasanjo is set to be represented by Dr Olumide Ajayi, the chief executive of the organisation. Founded in Nigeria in 1988, the ALF was set up to help improve the current quality of leadership across Africa while at the same time helping to train the next generation of leaders for the continent.
At the summit in London next month, the ALF will be partnering with NDDIS to launch a diaspora integration and investment support scheme (Diiss). It is designed to help support diasporans as they return to Nigeria to set up their businesses through induction courses and other initiatives.
NDDIS chairman Chief Bimbo Afolayan said: “The overall name for the initiative is DIISS but it is made up of three parts. This includes the diaspora adaptive programme, the portfolio investment scheme and the direct business ownership scheme.
“Taking place at the School of Oriental Studies (Soas) in central London on July 13 and 14, NDDIS has identified 250 existing diasporan businesses that will like to set up their models in Nigeria to provide employment. It will be followed by a summit dinner on Saturday 15th July and among those supporting the event are UK Trade & Investment, the Afford UK, Soas, the British African Business Alliance and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.”
Mr Aderinwale provides consulting services for several international agencies, including the United Nations, European Union and the African Union. He participated in the initial drafting of the Millennium Plan for Africa, which later became the New Partnership for Africa’s Developmentand was an inaugural member of the Nigeria Steering Committee of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism.
He is currently the chairman of the board of directors of Justrite, one of the largest superstores in Lagos and Ogun States. In addition, he is also the chairman of the board of directors of the Business School Netherlands and chairman of the board of governors of Bells Educational Services, as well as the Bells Comprehensive Secondary School for Boys and Girls.
Chief Afolayan called on anyone willing toregister for the event to visit http://www.nddis.com where they will be able to purchase their tickets online. He added that, the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has shown an interest in the summit and will be sending a delegation if he is unable to attend.
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GOVERNOR AMBODE TO ATTEND NIGERIAN DIASPORA DIRECT INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2017

Lagos State’s Governor Ambode to attend NDDIS 2017 LAGOS State governor Akinwunmi Ambode has joined the list of government officials who will attend the fourth Nigerian Direct Diaspora Investment Summit (NDDIS) in London on July 13 and 14.
Put together to help Nigerians in the diaspora connect with the country and enable them set up their businesses in Nigeria, NDDIS is aimed at mobilising a very resourceful but silent business class. It is also an opportunity to identify potential sources of finance, technology and technical skills that could boost the promotion and stimulation of enterprise and the creation of jobs in Nigeria.

Being organised for the fourth time, NDDIS 2017 is focusing on developing the government’s plans to diversify the Nigerian economy and end the dependency on oil. As part of this drive, the likes of Governor Ambode, Senator Lanre Tejuosho and Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the special assistant to President Buhari on diaspora affairs have all agreed to address the two-day summit.

 NDDIS chairman Chief Bimbo Afolayan, said: “We are delighted to have had several prominent government functionaries agree to attend. However, we are not relenting in our efforts to attract more and we are expecting at least five state governors, the heads of several parastatals and representatives of the private sector.

“Even the vice president Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said he may attend subject to the dictates of his schedule. Should he not be able to attend, he has said he will send a representative, so things are really looking up at the moment.”
It is believed that solid minerals minister and former Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi is also considering attending the event to woo investors into the solid minerals sector. About four other governors are also considering making the trip to attend the event and exploit the investment opportunities NDDIS offers.
David Smith, the chairman on the British African Business Alliance, added: “NDDIS is about attracting foreign direct investment into Nigeria from both multinationals and the diaspora. Some of this investment will be huge that go towards major infrastructural projects and some will go towards the development of cottage industries.
“So far, things are pointing towards a very successful event as the presence of the Lagos State governor indicates that there will be opportunities in infrastructure like transport, housing, healthcare and education, while the solid minerals minister is clearly looking at significant economic diversification. I hope some of the other governors who attend come up with opportunities in other sectors like agriculture, food processing and manufacturing.”
 Taking place at School of Oriental Studies in central London on July 13 and 14, NDDIS has identified 250 existing diasporan businesses that will like to set up their models in Nigeria to provide employment. Among those supporting the summit are UK Trade & Investment, the Business Council for Africa, the British African Business Alliance and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
For more information contact: 
NDDIS Chairman : Bimbo Afolayan
Phone No: 07903 560623
Email: abimbola70@aol.com

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NDDIS Publicity director : Ayo Akinfe

Phone No: 07866164300

Email: ayoakinfe@gmail.com
Note for editors Holding over two days at the University of London’s School of Oriental Studies in central London on July 13 and 14, the Nigerian Direct Diaspora Investment Summit (NDDIS) is aimed at mobilising investment from the UK into Nigeria. It seeks to woo both the Nigerian diaspora in the UK and foreign investors with the aim getting them to create jobs and provide local employment

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UCD CENTER FOR DISABILITY STUDIES ANNOUNCES 2017 SUMMER EVENT DISCUSSIONS IN DISABILITY -“DISABILITY AND ETHNIC MINIORITY”

To celebrate the  21st anniversary, the UCD Centre for Disability Studies is delighted to host their annual Discussions in Disability seminar on the topic of Disability and Ethnic Minority. They will be joined by numerous stakeholders in the field including Cairde, Disability Federation of Ireland, Economic and Social Research Institute, Health Service Executive, Immigration Council of Ireland, Inclusion Ireland, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Irish Traveller Community, National Disability Authority, New Communities Partnership , Migrant And Miniority Disability Network, Vickie Robert Hospitality Foundation For Disabilities Uk and Trinity College Dublin.  

The UCD Centre for Disability Studies is delighted to announce its 2017 Discussions in Disability summer event.

Theme: Disability and Ethnic Minority.

Date: Friday 28th July 2017

Time: 09.15 to 15.30

Venue: George Moore Auditorium, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, Belfield, Dublin 4 (building 67 click here to access map).

 This seminar aims to provide a forum for discussion and networking among all those interested in supporting individuals from ethnic minorities who have disabilities. We encourage full audience participation at our discussions. 

Details of registration can be accessed here Information on commuting and parking facilities is available here

4TH NIGERIAN DIASPORA DIRECT INVESTMENT SUMMIT, LONDON (THURSDAY 13TH- SATURDAY 15H JULY 2017 )

Friday 14th July 2017: 9AM – 6PM Main Summit/Exhibition/Deal Room

The Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, other governors, Ministers, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, high profile government officials (to be confirmed), other speakers will present investment and business opportunities to a large audience. Exhibition and Deal room activities will run in parallel.

Saturday 15th July 2017: 7PM – 12 Midnight Dinner and Launching of Diaspora Initiatives

The Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, other governors, Ministers, Abike Dabiri-Erewa,high profile government officials (to be confirmed), will launch various Diaspora initiatives at a dinner party at a 5 star hotel in London with light music, food and wine. This VIP networking event is for leaders, speakers, exhibitionists, diplomats, funders, investors and media men and women

The participation fee is: £50 to attend any or ALL of the whole 3 day events.

Please make payment by direct transfer to:

Bank Name: Lloyds Bank

Account Name: Afrikan Kreations

Sort Code: 30-90-28

Account Number: 01540506

Reference: Your Full Names

 

This year, hundreds of Nigerians in the UK will again gather in a Business-to-Business Summit to interact with Nigerian Federal and State(s) Ministries and agencies, private institutions and business people to discuss business and investment opportunities in Nigeria and how they can all partner with others to invest in Nigeria.The Theme for this year is:
Diaspora Investment and Job Creation in NigeriaSince its inception, the Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit (NDDIS) has had highly successful summits attended by hundreds of investors, Nigerian state governors and their teams, Federal Ministers of Trade and Investments, DGs of Federal Parastatals amongst others. Our 1st summit in 2013 attracted in excess of 2,000 participants over 2 days whereas, we had over 700 delegates at the 2014 event. You can find more details about the NDDIS at the different year tabs above.
 

The NDDIS:

– Will provide the opportunity for Nigerian States to lay out their projects and programmes and to engage with the diaspora to maximize the effectiveness of every investment and every project.

– It will give the Federal Government and it parastatal Agencies the opportunity explain their strategies and the incentives and opportunities they are creating

– It will give the diaspora the opportunity to engage directly and bring forward projects and business opportunities that matter to them and their families and their communities.

– International investors will be offered qualified investment opportunities in Infrastructure, Agriculture, Industry and Services.

for more information, click : http://www.nddis.com/

 

Media Broadcast by VRH official HOSPITALITY  DIRECTOR TO  NDDIS V.I.P GUESTS:

MAY 24Th 2017:VRH AND JIMMY COMMEMORATE WITH OTHERS AT THE UNITED NATION’S PEACEKEEPING DAY HELD AT THE CENOTAPH, WHITEHALL LONDON.

VRH & Jimmy before the Ceremony commenced

VRH & Jimmy before the Ceremony commenced

PEACEKEEPING AND THE UK

Once the largest contributor of troops to the UN peacekeeping missions,vthe UK currently deploys arpund 720 peacekeepets:380 in south Sudan (Uk rtroops run a field hospital and engineering programme), 280 in cyprus and 80 acting ad advisers in other missions, predominantly Somalia. The UK is the sixth largest financial contributor to peace keeping.

Jimmy with Australian Military Attache at the UN PeaceKeeping Day 2017

3,553 UN peacekeepers from 119 Nations have lost their lives; of these, 104 were British. The International Day was first observed in 2003 on 29th May, the date in 1948 when the first mission began operations in the palestine, to pay tribute to all those who died in the line of duty.

Jimmy With Patron UNA-UK Princess Tessy de Luxembourg

Jimmy With Patron UNA-UK Princess Tessy de Luxembourg

The Band of the welsh guards and the colour Guard of the United Nations Veterans Association led the members of the diplomatic corps and other wreath-Layers from the Royal United Services Institute to the Cenotah.

Jimmy With Former Peacekeepers at the UN Peace KeepingDay 2017

Jimmy with Former Peacekeepers at the UN Peace KeepingDay 2017

Speeches were made by David Wardrop, chair Westminister United Nations Association and The Revd Nigel Cowgil, chair, Lindon District Methodist church. Mrs Geetha Maheshwaran, Shree Ghanapathy Temple.

Wreathes were laid and after the ceremony, the colour Guard of the UN veterans Association, led the procession back to the Royal Unite Services Institute.

“If we are to have Peace on earth, Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective”- MLK

#Rest in Peace, Victims of  Konduga, Borno attack.

#Rest in Peace, Victims of Manchester & beyond attacks

Peace & Love

HRM OBA (DR.) ABDUL AKEEM ADEORIYOMI OYEBO OBATERU OF EGBINLAND WELCOMES FIRST CHILD

 His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Adeoriyomi Abdul-Akeem  Oyebo, theOyebo, the Obateru of Egbin Kingdom&Olori Oyebo

His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Adeoriyomi Abdul-Akeem  Oyebo, the Obateru of Egbin Kingdom and his lovely wife, Olori Odunola Afonja Oyebo welcomes a baby boy.

His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Adeoriyomi Abdul-Akeem  Oyebo, the Obateru of Egbin Kingdom

The elated Monarch called me on the phone to share the good news, saying “Please rejoice with me and give all Glory to God Almighty for the gift of my first heir (my First Son and the First Child) of my family by Olori Odunola Shakirat Oyebo at Maple Grove Hospital in Minneapolis-Minnesota U.S.A today. After waiting on the Lord for many years. All Glory and Adorations goes to God Almighty”
May the good Lord watch over this bundle of joy, amen.

Congratulations Kabiyesi from VRH&VRF crew.#TulsaFamily#

EVENT ALERT: IN-HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT SET TO HOLD YOUTH SUMMIT FOR THE SOUTHWEST REGION IN OCTOBER 2017

After a successful Peace Concert and Fiesta at Ile Ife, In-House Entertainment LTD has announced the next event, expected to bring young people from the South-western region of the country together.

The event is expected to empower young people right there at the event.

Amb. Ayo George CEO In-House Entertainment

Speaking to journalists after the Fiesta, Ambassador Ayo George, CEO of In-House Entertainment hinted that The Youth Summit is not just going to be a talk shop.

He said “we have been used to having seminars

and summits that the speakers would just come to excite everyone, say motivational stuffs that is almost impossible to make happen in this kind of environment. The Youth Summit is going to be different. It is going to be a platform to empower young people with information and financial support.

I remember trying to register my first company was tough. N8,000 at the time for business name was really tough until an uncle loaned me that. You get a young man or woman started in life if he or she can do business starting from the bottom right to the top.

This is what The Youth Summit is about, this is what In-House Entertainment is about, making life better whether with social events or intellectual events, and we chose Ibadan because the city is at the centre and it is accessible to everyone from other states in the region”. He concluded.

The Youth Summit comes up on Monday, the 2nd of October, 2017 in Ibadan, Africa.

 


In-House Entertainment LTD is an events and entertainment company with expertise in concept and ideas development. The company designs entirely new events and also partners with other organizations to market and plan various degrees of events, from ideation to execution.

In-House Entertainment has consulted for State Governments such as Oyo and Lagos State Governments on various projects. The company owns and produces events like Eko Music Festival, Ile-Ife Fiesta, African Icon Awards, Dream Team Football Competition, National Debate and Dance Competition, to mention a few.The company has its head office in Ibadan, Oyo State with a branch in Lagos State. This trailblazing organization is headed by Ayo George; author, consultant and script writer, with partners Dayo Taiwo; Talent Manager per excellence, and Adedayo Oyegbola; Logistics Manager.

For more information Contact:

+234 803 712 7690 +234 803 321 4256

MEET 2017 LAGOS MAINLAND CHAIRMANSHIP ASPIRANT – “DAYO ISREAL”

 

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Dayo Israel (LLB (Hons), MA International Relations) is an astute motivational speaker and advisor to many world leaders, business executive, politicians, young entrepreneur and sports professionals.

He is also an internationally recognized personality with over 12years of professional experience in international development having worked with organisations such as The United Nations, British Council, Save the Children UK, UNICEF, in various capacities and has appeared on countless television interviews, commercials, talk shows, radio programs, and was even selected by the United Nations to represent all the young delegates to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children on a special CNN Live Interview.

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Recently, He was specially invited by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to a private reception at Buckingham palace.

He is one of the Africa’s leading authorities on Social Enterprise and Youth Development. He co-launched the UNICEF State of the World Children’s Report in 2003 alongside Carol Bellamy and Oscar Award Winner – Vanessa Redgrave CBE.
In addition to being a Social Entrepreneur, in demand Evangelist, TV Personality, Motivational Speaker, Diplomat, Youth Advocate, Facilitator, and High Performance Coach; He has served in various capacities globally including in the Nigerian Government and the United Nations. Dayo has exceptionally trail blazed and set the pace for many other young people in His generation. The first African to become a Student Council Chair in London’s Largest University and a recipient of so many International Awards which includes the British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Award, PEWA (Person Earnestly Working for Africa) Award, GAB Award, Icon Awards, Icon of Hope Award, Young Achievers Award and many more. He is also a 3 time Finalist for various categories of The Future Nigeria Award – including the Young Person of the Year Award.

He is the Founder/Chief Executive of many profit and not-for-profit organisations in Europe, North America and Africa which includes Make Impact International, GLEEHD Foundation for Leadership and International Development, Make Impact Group (MI Intl, MI Enterprise, MI Media, MI Publication, Impact Productions, Impact Investments and more).Chairmanship Aspirant Dayo Israel trains Lagos Mainlanders in Vocational Skills .

He is also a spokesperson for Young Nigerians and Africans in Diaspora in His capacity as Chief Executive of the Africa Diaspora Youth Forum and Coordinator of Nigerian Youth in Diaspora Organisation.
He also currently serves as a British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Ambassador, Young General Assembly (YGA) Special Representative to United Nations Meetings, Youth for Transparency International (YTI) Special Representative to the United Nations and Language Ambassador for the National Center for Languages.
After losing his Dad at age 11, Dayo was raised by a single mum in the slum of Lagos Mainland, helping his mother in her daily business hawking shoes and African wears to enable them feed the family and have a livelihood. However during those days, Dayo’s dream kept pushing him forward. He started the only Child led NGO in Nigeria at that time – General Action against the Violation of Human and Children’s Rights – an organisation which spearheaded the campaign for the promotion of children’s rights in Nigeria. As a result of which He was elected into the Nigerian Children’s Parliament at the age of 14 and rose to the position of the Deputy Senate President of the National Children’s Parliament until His retirement.
He also pioneered a lot of advocacy towards the enactment of the Child Rights Act in Nigeria and the development of the Juvenile Justice Framework in the Country. At 16, He was appointed the Chairman of the Presidential Summit of Nigerian Children alongside leading the Nigerian Children delegation to the United Nations Special Session on Children in New York where He was featured live on CNN and Nickelodeon with Carol Bellamy, the then UNICEF Executive Director. In 2004, at the age of 18, Dayo and His Team of other Young People single handed hosted the Annual Young General Assembly Annual Session in Nigeria with about 200 Young People in attendance from all over the World.
Dayo has been involved in High Level International advocacy that have earned him enormous International accolades. He co-chaired the only children side event at the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa, alongside chairing the World Media Briefing at the UN Children World Water Forum in Japan. In the recent years, He has continued to chair various side events at the UN DPI/NGO Conference. A founding member of the British Council connecting future forum.

He attracts a lot of “positive” media attentions and has featured on CNN Q and A Live, Daystar Christian Broadcasting Network, Nickelodeon, BBC Network Africa, Ben Television, OBE TV, BBC World Service, NTA Newsline, and T.V Africa. He produces and presents Maximum Impact with Dayo Israel on Dove Vision TV. He has made headlines on various national newspapers such as Swazi Today, The Comet newspaper, The Punch newspaper, Tribune newspaper and The Nigerian Guardian.

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“WORDS MAY LIE BUT ACTIONS WILL ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH” – HEN FOUNDATION EDUCATION SUPPORT PROGRAM IN MUSHIN LAGOS STATE

“Mushin-Lagos of My Dream: Keeping our Youth Off the Street Through Education & Empowerment.”

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Jimmy Eniola President Hen Foundation

Mushin is one of the major and popular urban cities in Lagos State, and with a population of almost 2million inhabitants, this vibrant city, means different things to different people within or outside the city. It was a violent flash point in the mid 1960s and the early 80s, especially with regards to political and communal restiveness.

My Mushin is a city that never goes to sleep, never a dull moment, and this is well crafted in the “Oriki”( eulogy) of the indigenes and residents of this city (Omo oni Mushin àjíná omo ni Mushin ànádòru) In its uniqueness as a Nigerian city, Mushin is comparable to certain major cities around the world that bear a striking resemblance to its socio-cultural tendencies, for example, Peckham, Brixton or Hackney in London, or Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx in New York.

The city  has produced many great Nigerians, including, those that have represented, and still represent, the country abroad in various fields of human endeavours like in Sporting activities, Music, Education, Art and Culture, etc. It is noteworthy that one of the country’s best teaching hospitals, Lagos University Teaching hospital (LUTH), was situated in Mushin. Other Federal presence in Mushin are, The Federal Institute of Industrial Research and Organization; The country foremost Armed Forces Resettlement Centre; the Nigeria Telecommunication Ltd Training School, & National Food and Drug Agency Commission (NAFDAC), among others.  The home of indigenous textiles production, Aswani Textile is in Mushin.  Mushin also houses, and can boast of the highest concentration of Polythene, plastic and paper production factories and marketing in the whole Federation. Again, many multinational organizations are located in Mushin, example of which are,  PZ Industries, Smithkline Beecham, Nestle, Xerox, MTN, BOC Gases and Air liquide Nigeria plc ., etc.

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Hon.Yinka Kazeem, Mushin sole Administrator

It is therefore apparent that Mushin is a major industrial cum-commercial hub of Lagos State, with such major markets for products like rice for the entire West Africa, Daleko Market; the largest auto spare parts market at Ladipo; largest plank market at Amu street, and largest market for the sale of oranges at idi oro, etc. Mushin houses notable media outfits and organisations like, The Guardian and The Nation. There are at least six functional primary health centres, and a modern hybrid library. Mushin has two industrial areas: Matori Industrial Estate and Apapa/Oshodi Express road industrial Estate.

With such a wonderful socio-economic background, its becomes imperative to get the youth off the streets of Mushin and get rid of daytime crime. To achieve this objective, we need to make sure that they complete their schooling. Obviously, if young people do not possess good, quality education, they will be lost to the varied unfortunate and mostly criminal tendencies that abound in society. Factory and other blue collar jobs are not there to absorb dropouts, and because of this, the majority of youths who drop out easily claim that there was no one to care for them and, talk to them. “Education is the foundation of Freedom; ignorance is the basis of Slavery. If you would free a people, first and foremost educate them. The illiterate man is only half a man. He is already slave enough to his unfounded fears, his incurred passion, his natural instincts”-Adegoke Adelabu (Peculiar Mess). Fueling the number of youths in the streets is a glaring shortage of job opportunities, given the bad economic climate in the country, lack of government support, and a reluctance on the part of the indigenous and multinational organizations to support worthwhile initiatives that can empower the youths of their community to realise their full potential.

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More investments on youth programs by the private-sector driven multi-national organizations, local, state and federal governments, will be very helpful indeed. Such programs could include youth drop-in centres, mentoring programs, and sports programs. We must see that no young person is denied the right to quality education, safe accommodation, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, counselling and other support service aimed at breaking the cycles of disadvantage, deprivation, abuse and neglect. We must support growth through youth self-discovery, development of skills, growth, and education.

 This will enable the youth to transform their future through the development of their skills, confidence and relationships with each other, their families and their communities. My advise to organizations that are operating within the Mushin environment is to come up with programs to support the residents of the community.

On our part, the HEN Foundation is embarking on a Free Education Support Programme (FESP) through the provision of a limited number of free JAMB forms, free tutorial classes preparatory to JAMB examination, and partial scholarship in support brilliant but indigent students. I believe that if other kind hearted, patriotic individuals and organisations should emulate this realistic and bold practical step of the HEN Foundation we all shall succeed in keeping our youth off the streets for a better and sure future of our society.

Finally, I would love to borrow a word from his His Royal Majesty, the Oni Of Ife, during his recently visit to the United Kingdom, whilst taking a group photograph, it was not a mere coincidence when he advised his audience to replace “cheers” with “Mushin”, stating that, “at least Mushin is part of Yoruba kingdom and the name sounds great.” Also, one the Nigeria’s legendary musician sang that if you come to Lagos and you have not been to Mushin, then you’re not yet in Lagos (To ba wo eko to ba ti de Mushin oti de’Eko).

Mushin-Lagos @50

#Itesiwaju Eko

 

Long live Mushin

Long live Lagos State

Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria

 

 

Written by: Jamil Bolaji Eniola

HOW OONI OF IFE MADE ME HIS OFFICIAL DJ –  ROYAL DJ NUFF JAMS

My name is Olasioji Olatunde A.K.A Royal DJ Nuff Jams.

I have been djing for over a decade now, I have worked for  various telecommunication companies  in Nigeria, Djed at events held in foreign Embassies in Nigeria, Corporate organizations and private parties.

I have partnered with with loads of companies all over Nigeria but I was looking for away to give back to  the society. 

So, when my father , His Imperial Majesty The Ooni  of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi was crowned as the 51st Ooni of Ife, I saw it as an opportunity as  I’m from Ile Ife and I said to myself,  I have to be there.

First of all, I was surprised His Imperial Majesty is a young monarch. When he gave his speech during his coronation that he wants to engage the youth by helping them, I keyed into it. I prepared a proposal, submitted to the palace through Alhaji Rotimi Osobemekun. 

By the grace of God Kabiyesi approved the proposal for as part of youth development and empowerment. Based on that proposal, we have already done our first edition, now the project is an annual event. It wouldn’t have been possible without my father the Ooni of Ife (kaaabiyessii oo).

HIM is a man of his word, a man of high integrity, many personalities will just say things, promise heaven and earth but when it comes to doing what tgey have promised, you don’t see action. I can tell you now that our father Arole Oduduwa is a man of action.

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH OONI OF IFE AS DJ:

My relationship with HIM now is based on how well the project was executed, with support of lot of good people including Kabiyesi’s friends, Kabiyesi knows that when he assigns something to us we won’t let him down, we respect Kabiyesi and The Palace and when he says something, he keeps to his words. We try all our possible best not to disappoint him because if we disappoint him, it will be as if  HIM has disappointed  others and we don’t want that to happen.

HOW OONI OF IFE TOOK ME TO UNITED KINGDOM AS ONE OF HIS ENTOURAGE.
HIM is our father, our OONI

Whenever HIM is going to the UK, he needs  a representative of the youth because he has been creating wealth and youth empowerment, Royal DJ Nuff Jamz is one of the youth ambassadors for Ooni and for the Palace, when it comes to youth development and empowerment, come to Ile -Ife and ask for Nuff Jamz,  everybody knows who I am, come to the Palace ask for Nuff Jamz, people know the person you want to see, I’m one of those, people see as a link to the Kabiyesi and to every important personalities in the Palace.(We give “Eledumare”God  the glory),

HIM OONI has a large heart, it is because of him that i travelled to United Kingdom as  a “Royal DJ”, it’s not because i have done anything special, all i have done is follow is instructions and whenever there is a problem i don’t go back to him i try and solve it  because HIM would not give me something i cannot handle.

When he asks me to do something, I do it to the best of my ability , mere  being the person that HIM calls is rewarding  enough and to know that when he needs a DJ to entertain his guests with indigenous rich cultural tunes on every special occasion, it  is fulfilling for me.
It is not about financial game, i learnt long time ago that Success follows you if you are passionate about something but if you chase money,  you might not find success, but if you chase your passion success will follow you, when success follows you everything else is ok.

Once again I Thank HIM Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II for being there for our timing youths in Nigeria and in diaspora. Ki Ade Pe Lori Ki Bata Pelese, Igba Yin atuwa Lara ju bayi lo o, Amin.

No doubt ” Igba Otun ti de gbogbo wa lama rerin Ayo o”
#Otiseese

Olasoji Olatunde (Royal DJ Nuff Jamz) @ooniadimulaife

IG @dj_nuffjamz

Facebook.com/Olasoji Olatunde

Email: djnuffjamz@gmail.com

GOV. AKEREDOLU APPOINTS BOYE OYEWUMI AS SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT ON DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT.


Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Tuesday, approved the appointments of seven Senior Special Assistants (SSA).

The appointments were contained in a press statement signed by Mr Olusegun Ajiboye, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor and made available to newsmen in Akure.
According to the statement, the appointment was in furtherance of the governor’s efforts to ensure that the administration continues to deliver on its promises to transform the state.
“The appointments include: SSA on Development & Investment,  Mr Boye Oyewunm, SSA on Women Affairs, Mrs Titi Adeyemi; SSA on Oil & Gas, Mr Benson Enikuemehin; SSA on Public & Inter-Government Relations, Mrs Bunmi Ademosu, and SSA on Agriculture, Pastor Akin Olotu. SSA on ICT, Mr Olumbe Akinkugbe and SSA on Security, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo.”

According to the statement, all the appointments take immediate effect.
Akeredolu had earlier on March 13, appointed six personal aides including Mr Olugbenga Ale, as Chief of Staff and Mr Jones Ogunmusire, Senior Special Assistant (SSA), (Administration and Policy Planning).
Others are Mr Taofeek Abdusalam, SSA, Legislative Matters; Mr Kunle Adebayo, SSA, Research and Documentation; Mr Raheem Aminu, SSA, Infrastructure;‎ Dr Doyin Odebowale, SSA, Special Duties and Strategy.

 EVENT ALERT; ILE -IFE FIESTA AND PEACE CONCERT TO HOLD  ON THE 6TH OF MAY 2017

Ile-Ife Fiesta and Peace Concert

The In-House Entertainment Ltd and her numerous partners are organizing the Ile-Ife Fiesta and Peace Concert on the 6th of May, 2017, at the Palace of His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife in response to the recent challenges in the area and to strengthen the existing efforts toward sustainable peace. 

.During the concert, the Universal Peace Federation will have the opportunity to present UPF Peace Loving Global Citizens award to His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife and the Ambassadors for Peace award to some distinguished Nigerians who contributed to resolve the recent challenges in the area.

The Peace Concert is coming on the heels of the recent misgivings in the city and it is expected that these efforts would complement others being taken by the State Government and other agencies to further entrench peace and unity in Ile Ife and Nigeria at large.
His Imperial Majesty shall be presented with the “Peace Loving Global Citizen” award, which is one of our highest recognition granted anyone. In addition to the Peace Loving Global Citizen award to His Imperial Majesty, the UPF shall also consider few persons from the various sides of the recent conflicts to designate them as Ambassadors for Peace to work for the strengthening of peaceful relationship. Our Ambassador for Peace in the UK, Ambassador Vickie Robert will be with us at the event.

Speaking at his reception at the Ile Oodua, Palace of the Ooni of Ife, the Project Director of the Fiesta and Peace Concert, Mr. Ayo George said “We would recall that the Osun State Government and the Arole Oodua had began efforts to further show the world that Ile-Ife and indeed Osun State is a land of peace, unity and indeed the source of all good tidings before he travelled. Also recall that the Osun State Government recently set up a fact finding committee to get to the root cause of the recent misgivings and also ensure that such an occurrence is never again to be heard in the city renown to be the cradle of all beginnings.

“The Peace Concert is also part of efforts to compliment these efforts by His Imperial Majesty and His Excellency, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

“DON’T DOUBT THE LORD” ALBUM LISTENING CONCERT – YOMA DODO

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Dublin’s youngest gospel Artiste Yoma, has raised the bar in the Music industry scene in Ireland as she is set to hold an Album listening Concert.

DATE: May 6th 2017

VENUE: CACC Finglas 108 Bann Road, Dublin Industrial  Estate Glasnevin D11

TIME: 2.00PM

The anticipated 9 track album is written by Yoma, and produced by Chris Kabs.

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13 year old Ogheneyoma Azania Dodo is a Dublin based Singer/Songwriter born in Galway City in the Republic of Ireland, Yoma as she is popularly called was born into a musical family her maternal grandfather was a singer her mum is a choir member at CACC Dublin, while her mom’s siblings are also singers. Yoma’s brothers Tevin and Troy also sings.

DATE: May 6th 2017

VENUE:CACC Finglas 108 Bann Road, Dublin Industrial  Estate Glasnevin D11

TIME: 2.00PM

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Yoma developed a passion for music at a young age, she grew up surrounded by music, singing at home with her mum listening and singing to the likes of Beyonce, Chrisette Michelle, Sinach, Frank Edwards, Tasha Cobbs, Kirk Franklin, Sonnie Badu, Sammie Okposo, Bob Marley, Sia and Pastor Donnie McClurkin.

DATE: May 6th 2017

VENUE:CACC Finglas 108 Bann Road, Dublin Industrial  Estate Glasnevin D11

TIME: 2.00PM

ART WORK: PIXELAB

APRIL 7th 2017 WORLD HEALTH DAY – “DEPRESSION : LET’S TALK”

World Health Day 2017 – Depression: let’s talk
Depression is a major challenge to health in the WHO European Region and is the focus of World Health Day 2017.
The theme “Depression: let’s talk” recognizes that depression is a treatable condition and seeks to address the fact that, despite this, about 50% of cases of major depression still go untreated.
For more info on DEPRESSION click: HERE

#WorldHealthDay#Let’sTalkAboutDepression#and Fight #Stigma#

 

WHAT IS AUTISM?

On November 1, 2007, the United Nations (UN) called for one day each year to be designated as World Autism Day. On December 18, 2007, the UN General Assembly designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. It was first observed in 2008.

Autism is a developmental disability that remains with a person for his or her whole life. This condition affects the brain’s functions. The first signs usually appear before a child is three years old. People with autism often:

Find social interaction difficult.
Have problems with verbal and non-verbal communication.
Demonstrate restrictive and repetitive behavior.
Have a limited set of interests and activities.
Autism affects girls and boys of all races and in all geographic regions and has a large impact on children, their families, communities and societies. The prevalence is currently rising in many countries around the world. Caring for and educating children and young people with this condition places challenges on health care, education and training programs.

Asperger syndrome 

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language. Source: National Autistic Society

Autism is also referred to as an:

  • Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

#LIUB#FOR AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2017

WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK MARCH 12-18 2017

Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged at the point where it leaves the eye. This nerve carries information from the light sensitive layer in your eye, the retina, to the brain where it is perceived as a picture.

Your eye needs a certain amount of pressure to keep the eyeball in shape so that it can work properly. In some people, the damage is caused by raised eye pressure. Others may have an eye pressure within normal limits but damage occurs because there is a weakness in the optic nerve. In most cases both factors are involved but to a varying extent.

Eye pressure is largely independent of blood pressure.

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, the part of our eye that carries the images we see to our brain. In the healthy eye, a clear liquid circulates in the front portion of the eye. To maintain a constant healthy eye pressure, the eye continually produces a small amount of this fluid and an equal amount which flows out of the eye. If you have glaucoma, the fluid does not flow properly through the drainage system. Fluid pressure in the eye increases and this extra force presses on the optic nerve in the back of the eye, causing damage to the nerve fibres. Glaucoma is an extremely serious eye disorder which can cause blindness if not treated early.

Causes

What controls pressure in the eye?

A layer of cells behind the iris (the coloured part of the eye) produces a watery fluid, called aqueous. The fluid passes through a hole in the centre of the iris (called the pupil) to leave the eye through tiny drainage channels. These are in the angle between the front of the eye (the cornea) and the iris and return the fluid to the blood stream. Normally the fluid produced is balanced by the fluid draining out, but if it cannot escape, or too much is produced, then your eye pressure will rise. (The aqueous fluid has nothing to do with tears).

Why is increased eye pressure serious?

If the optic nerve comes under too much pressure then it can be injured. How much damage there is will depend on how much pressure there is and how long it has lasted, and whether there is a poor blood supply or other weakness of the optic nerve. A really high pressure will damage the optic nerve immediately. A lower level of pressure can cause damage more slowly, and then you would gradually lose your sight if it is not treated.

Symptoms

In the early stages of chronic glaucoma, there are frequently no obvious symptoms and whilst increased pressure in the eye may be an indicator, this will not necessarily mean you have the disease. With fewer early warning signs than other major eye diseases, the most efficient detection method for glaucoma is by regular eye examination. Those most prone to developing glaucoma are people over 60 and people with a family history of the disease.

 

Types of Glaucoma

There are four main types.

Chronic glaucoma: The most common is chronic glaucoma in which the aqueous fluid can get to the drainage channels (open angle) but they slowly become blocked over many years. The eye pressure rises very slowly and there is no pain to show there is a problem, but the field of vision gradually becomes impaired.  In Ireland when people talk about ‘glaucoma’ they are mostly referring to this chronic type, sometimes referred to as ‘primary open angle glaucoma’.

Acute glaucoma: Acute glaucoma is much less common in western countries. This happens when there is a sudden and more complete blockage to the flow of aqueous fluid to the eye. This is because a narrow “angle” closes to prevent fluid ever getting to the drainage channels. This can be quite painful and will cause permanent damage to your sight if not treated promptly.

Secondary and developmental glaucoma: There are two other main types of glaucoma. When a rise in eye pressure is caused by another eye condition this is called secondary glaucoma. There is also a rare but potentially serious condition in babies called developmental or congenital glaucoma which is caused by malformation in the eye.

Is glaucoma common?

Figures for the UK and Ireland suggest some form of glaucoma affects about two in 100 people over the age of 40.

CHRONIC GLAUCOMA

Are some people more at risk of chronic glaucoma?

Yes. There are several factors which increase the risk.

  • Age: Chronic glaucoma becomes much more common with increasing age. It is uncommon below the age of 40 but affects one per cent of people over this age and five per cent over 65.
  • Race: If you are of African origin you are more at risk of chronic glaucoma and it may come on somewhat earlier and be more severe. So make sure that you have regular tests.
  • Family: f you have a close relative who has chronic glaucoma then you should have an eye test at regular intervals. You should advise other members of your family to do the same. This is especially important if you are aged over 40 when tests should be done every year.
  • Short sight: People with a high degree of short sight are more prone to chronic glaucoma.
    Diabetes is believed to increase the risk of developing this condition.

Is there a risk of sight loss?

The danger with chronic glaucoma is that your eye may seem perfectly normal. There is no pain and your eyesight will seem to be unchanged, but your vision is being damaged. Some people do seek advice because they notice that their sight is less good in one eye than the other.

The early loss in the field of vision is usually in the shape of an arc a little above and / or below the centre when looking ‘straight ahead’. This blank area, if the glaucoma is untreated, spreads both outwards and inwards. The centre of the field is last affected so that eventually it becomes like looking through a long tube, so-called ‘tunnel vision’. In time even this sight would be lost.

Detection

As glaucoma becomes much more common over the age of 40 you should have eye tests at least every two years.

Treatment

While there is no cure for glaucoma and optic nerve damage cannot be reversed, the disease can be treated successfully and vision loss prevented by early detection. Treatment involves controlling the pressure in the eye as it is pressure which damages the optic nerve causing loss of sight. Acute glaucoma is treated by drugs to relieve pressure and may be followed by laser treatment or surgery to allow the fluid to drain. Occasionally, the blockage in the eye becomes permanent and needs the same treatment as chronic glaucoma. Chronic glaucoma is controlled by eye drops, or occasionally by tablets. Where vision continues to deteriorate, laser treatment or surgery to provide a drainage valve will be required. These procedures have a high success rate. They can control the pressure and stop the progression of the disease, although it is important to remember it cannot be cured and lifelong monitoring is essential.

Treatment to lower the pressure is usually started with eye drops. These act by reducing the amount of fluid produced in the eye or by opening up the drainage channels so that excess liquid can drain away. If this does not help, your eye doctor may suggest either laser treatment or an operation called a trabeculectomy to improve the outflow of fluids within the drainage system of your eye.

Is there a cure?

Although damage already done cannot be repaired, with early diagnosis and careful regular observation and treatment, damage can usually be kept to a minimum, and good vision can be enjoyed indefinitely.

 

ACUTE GLAUCOMA

In acute glaucoma the pressure in the eye rises rapidly. This is because the periphery of the iris and the front of the eye (cornea) come into contact so that aqueous fluid is not able to reach the tiny drainage channels in the angle between them. This is sometimes called closed angle glaucoma.

Symptoms

The sudden increase in eye pressure can be very painful. The affected eye becomes red, the sight deteriorates and may even black out. There may also be nausea and vomiting. In the early stages you may see misty rainbow coloured rings around white lights.

Sometimes people have a series of mild attacks, often in the evening. Vision may seem ‘misty’ with coloured rings seen around white lights and there may be some discomfort in the eye. If you think that you are having mild attacks you should contact your doctor without delay. In routine examinations the structure of the eye may make the examiner suspect a risk of acute glaucoma and advise further tests.

Treatment

If you have an acute attack you will need to go into hospital immediately so that the pain and the pressure in the eye can be relieved. Drugs will be given which both reduce the production of aqueous liquid in the eye and improve its drainage. An acute attack, if treated early, can usually be brought under control in a few hours. Your eye will become more comfortable and sight starts to return.

When the pain and inflammation have gone down, your surgeon will advise making a small hole in the outer border of the iris to relieve the obstruction, allowing the fluid to drain away. This is usually done by laser treatment.

Usually the surgeon will also advise you to have the same treatment on the other eye, because there is a high risk that it will develop the same problem.

This treatment is not painful. Depending on circumstances and the response to treatment, it may not require admission to hospital. Sometimes a short stay in hospital may be advised.

Can it be cured?

If diagnosed without delay and treated promptly and effectively there may be almost complete and permanent recovery of vision. Delay may cause loss of sight in the affected eye. Occasionally the eye pressure may remain a little raised and treatment is required as for chronic glaucoma.

Will it affect my Driving?

Most people can still drive if the loss of visual field is not advanced. To assess possible damage to your peripheral vision you will need a special test to see whether your sight meets the standards of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority. Often people who have damaged field of vision on the detailed tests which are done to monitor progession of the disease, can still have a good enough field of vision for everyday activities such as driving so always ask your eye doctor if you should do an Estermann test before deciding if you are fit to drive .

Will I have sight loss?

Early detection and treatment will usually prevent or retard further damage by glaucoma. Much can be done to help you use your remaining vision as fully as possible.

#WGW2017#

MARCH 8: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – VICKIE ROBERT HOSPITALITY FOUNDATION AND MIGRANT AND MINIORITY DISABILITY NETWORK EUROPE EMPOWERS 50 WIDOWS IN KARU LGA NASARAWA STATE NIGERIA. 

To celebrate this year’s international women’s day,  Vickie Robert Hospitality Foundation For Disabilities and Migrant and Minority  Disability Network Europe  teamed up with Universal Peace Federation Nigeria to empower 50 widows in Karu LGA Nassarawa State,Nigeria.

“Widows For Peace” initiative  birthed on the 9th of October 2016 after VRHF & MMDNE recent visit to Karu LGA D Nasarawa State Nigeria to support  Ambassadrice Tony-biaou Sonia Diane.


Ambassadrice Tony-biaou Sonia Diane whose community service project in Karu LGA of Nasarawa state touched the heart and lives of 100  widows facing several challenges. Apart from providing clothing materials to each of the widows, the project provided opportunities for the collection of basic data of the 100 widows that will be useful in our community service projects for the widows.

Part of the activities that took place in Karu LGA of Nasarawa State Nigeria, was free assessment to children living with a disability.

VRHF and MMDNE  offered free and confidential  Disability Needs assessments to children that were presenting with some form of  disabilities, brought to the meeting by their Mothers.
Vickie Robert Okere and  Angela Unufe Kennedy are both Registered Nurses in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Happy International women’s day to all women around the Globe!!!!!

  • #IWD2017#BeBoldForChange#

Ooni Of Ife official UK trip: Vickie Robert Hospitality has been confirmed to provide therapeutic services to Oba”Adéyẹyè Ẹniìtàn  Ògúnwùsì” Ojaja II

Preparations are in top gear as Vickie Robert Hospitality Services is set to receive his Imperial Majesty .

VRH is no newbie when it comes to providing therapeutic hospitality services to the Royals. Recall VRH provided bespoke hospitality services to the Olu of Ilaro ,  the Olu of Mushin and  the Oritsebolowo of Warri Kingdom during their visits o Dublin  click HERE,  HERE  and HERE  if you missed it. 

This event is: powered by Ooni of Ife Global Outreach/ proudly Supported by Bustline Media UK.
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The Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, President of Ghana, His Excellency,Nana Akufo Addo and Former Prime Minister of Barbados Arthur Owen are expected to join Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, other members of the Royal Family, Commonwealth Secretary General and other leaders of the Commonwealth as Special Guest Speakers during the this year’s Commonwealth Day Service and Commonwealth Africa Summit 2017 where “Leveraging our Commonwealth Heritage for economic development and collective growth” will be at the top of conversations during summit slated to hold from the 13th – 15th March 2017.

In line with the yearly history of the rich tradition of Commonwealth celebration which is geared towards the promotion of mutually respectful cultural values of all member states, Ooni Ogunwusi will be involved in a number of events to include the Commonwealth Day Service and the Commonwealth Africa Summit slated to hold from 13th to 15th March 2017 where the African foremost monarch is expected as a keynote speaker and a Special Guest of Honour to lay wreath at the Memorial Gate in remembrance of Africans who died in the 2nd world wars.

As the Arole Oduduwa and Spiritual Leader of all Yoruba people at home and in Diaspora, His Imperial Majesty who will during his 2week visit to the UK meet with the multitude of Yoruba subjects residing in the country will be hosted by members of the British Parliament business leaders to discuss mutually benefits in cultural, economic and educational collaboration and partnerships.

He will also visit the Old Royal Palace of Queen Elizabeth I at the Hatfield House where he will decorated as the promoter of African Culture in modern Europe with a performance of MOREMI stage drama by the Elite Royal College of Mundon.

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II will dedicate part of his schedules to meet with Nigeria High Commission heads, Nigerians-British Mayors(past and present), Local Councillors, business professionals, the youths who are global players in their fields of endeavours.

He will also be sitting as the Royal Distinguished Guest of Honour during the 2017 annual CANUK awards and dinner event aimed at recognising high achieving Nigerians in the United Kingdom.

The Commonwealth Africa Summit 2017 activities will begin with a wreath laying service in honour of those who were lost to the 2 world wars and will be followed by a Service at the Westminster Abbey in the Presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other Royals.

Her Majesty will host the Ooni, other Commonwealth leaders and eminent individuals in attendance at a dinner reception at Marlborough House as part of the activities to celebrate the Commonwealth Week.

The Summit business activities will begin on Tuesday 14th March with an Opening Plenary and close with a Dinner on Wednesday 15th March in Westminster.

The 2017 Commonwealth Africa Summit will be attended by government leaders from across Africa and the Commonwealth in addition to business leaders from all member states. At the 2017 Commonwealth African Summit, prominent leaders will deliberate on the theme ‘from Shared Prosperity to Collective Growth’ – one that promote prosperity and secures Africa’s future. Issues such as energy and power, Africapitalism, trade and investment, sustainable livelihood, child rights, counter insurgency and terrorism will be discussed and lasting solutions proposed.

Other activities lined up to mark the Ooni’s 2week from 12th to 25th March 2017 are as follows:

*Special press interview with The Times, Economist and The Guardian

*Meeting with the Mayor of London

*Business Leaders Luncheon with Chambers of commerce leaders

*Meeting with Nigerian Mayors and Councillors(past and present)

*Meeting with Nigerian professionals at the Nigeria High Commission

*Visit to the British Museum to engage in the tour of “The Kingdom of Ife Archive” and other Artefacts

*Church service with the Head of Church of England – Archbishop of Canterbury

*Lecture at Oxford University with Oxford African Society

* Meeting with the Traditional priests in Diaspora

*Cultural celebration and Gala receptions with Egbe Omo Oduduwa, Yoruba, Yoruba Federation Egbe Omo Ile-Ife, and other dynamic cultural groups.

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