In this interview with Merit Ekeleme, Lagos resident, Mrs Nike Awolowo, explains how her choice of occupation as a tricycle operator has caused her her marriage, what informed her unusual choice of occupation dominated by men
What is your name?
My name is Nike Awolowo, I’m from Oyo state but I got married to a man from Ogun State. I have three children who all stay with me, and I have lived in Lagos for over 17 years now.
A standard can simply mean a document that specifies the whole requirements that the product must/shall comply with, when it is appropriately examined/evaluated according to specified procedure(s).
Accordingly, the product becomes substandard once any of the important and/or mandatory specifications is not complied with, when examined as above.
NIGERIAN Breweries (NB), a company best described as the Creative Brewery due to its passion for drilling and refining raw creative minds, has over the years, demonstrated undying quest for professionalism and excellence in Nigerian media and creative industry, proving to its critics that it is indeed a development focused company.
The company, through its numerous sustainable initiatives, executed many wonderful creative projects which made it, unarguably, the only giant brewery in the country that brews four basic condiments–water, barley, hops and yeast–to add creativity to the beer, the end product.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has adopted the biometric identity card to replace the resident permit as from 2016.
This formed part of the decision made at the just-concluded 46th ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, last Monday in Abuja.
President Goodluck Jonathan’s attempt to end the subsidies in January 2012 sparked a week of strikes and protests, paralyzing the economy and forcing the government to partially restore them.
The tumbling oil prices that have slashed Nigeria’s revenue and roiled currency and stock markets in Africa’s biggest economy may have a silver lining: an excuse for the government to scrap fuel subsidies that cost as much as $7 billion a year.
As the year comes to an end and the nation marches towards 2015 with expectations, Archbishop (Prof) Uriel Bade Adesunloye (JP) has predicted that the nation will not only survive 2015 but will do so in peace. He also said the nation is destined for greatness and that whoever predicts doom for the nation will suffer the same fate. He spoke with CHARLES OKOH.
AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka
The need to check the rising cases of cancer in Nigeria received a boost in Anambra State when wife of the state governor, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano led a road campaign/march tagged: “Walk for Hope to End Cancer Now” to create awareness on the cancer scourge and raise fund for the establishment of an ultra-modern cancer treatment centre in Awka, Anambra State.
MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor and ONYINYECHI UDEMEZUE, Abuja
UNNECESSARY controversy; just that Nigerians find it difficult to drop old habit, whether for positive or negative reasons. In most cases, those who benefit from a wrongful old order instigate discontent and often, outright rejection of innovations.
Such was the case with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) which, thinking their innovative e-corps mobilisation efforts would be greeted with pomp, met stiff resistance, even, outright castigation by university administrators.
AS a way of fostering harmonious working relationship with the media, Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI), has organised a three days workshop in Lagos recently to provide scholarly solutions to military – media relations in combating contemporary security challenges.
If your motto is “hustle till you drop”, lack of sleep could see you drop before you even profit from your hustle.
You may have seen the report that Africa’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote, is so caught up with work that he sleeps just three hours a day. “I believe in hard work and one of my business success secrets is hard work. It’s hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2am and wake up by 5am. I don’t rest until I achieve something,” a story on Ventures Africa quotes the World’s richest black man as saying.