Saturday, 13 March 2021

EDWIIN Leads Coalition of NGOs To Celebrate International Women's Day 2021 With IDPs

   



A coalition of NGOs led by Empathy Driven Women International Initiative EDWIIN has decided to Challenge the Norm this year in line with the 2021 International Women's Day theme. The group of exceptional women chose to move away from the regular gatherings and conferences that characterize every year to celebrate with vulnerable young women and women in general in the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP camp. They are joining forces with The Navigators Nigeria who has been working in various humanitarian capacities to effect impactful projects.

 

Amongst the leading NGOs are the U.S based Achana legacy foundation, Shogbonyo Foundation. Hospital for humanity, and Centre for Poverty Reduction. From the Nigerian team are women in business Arena, Reedges collections, Standard Bearers School Lekki and Body Mechanics and Physiotherapy Wellness Center.

 

These women with a clear vision came together to donate items to the women like Ankara, cartons of sanitary towels, noodles, cartons of spaghetti, detergents, bathing soaps, mats, and insecticide coils amongst others.

 

The convener of EDWIIN Uri Ngozichukwuka also mentioned an education Fund in the offing for the children. This is not the first time EDWIIN will mark international women's Day with vulnerable women in society. In 2018 the young NGO organized the first medical outreach for women with disabilities in Lagos at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

 

IDP CAMPs in the country total 32 with over 3.2 million displaced people. This particular camp has 1,720 persons including 250 children born in the camp between 2016 and 2021 

 

The event will have in attendance 200 women and 45 young women from the camp and about 18 officials representing the various NGOs that form the coalition led by Uri Ngozichukwuka of EDWIIN.


Thursday, 11 March 2021

Politics Of Bitterness and PDP's Deadly Plots Against Me, APC MUST Stop Nown - Chief Nelson Agbamuche




The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its operatives in Akwukwu-Igbo in Delta State, led by Kelvin Onuwa Anyakwu and Victor Nzediegwu have been doing everything possible to harm me, my family and political associates.

 

There have been series of attacks on my properties and plots to eliminate me, leading to some unfortunate attacks on my supporters.

 

The reason for the acrimony is due to the fact that I choose to identify with a progressive party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) which has brought and still bringing development to my community.

 

As a traditional title holder whose allegiance is to my people, I thought it wise to join the APC having spent years in the PDP without any noticeable benefit to my people, but my former party chieftains won't recognise my fundamental human rights of freedom o association guaranteed in our constitution and the African charter.

 

Consequently, they have resorted to attacks and threats to my life, destruction of my properties using thugs and local vigilantes to hound me and my associates.

 

I have already petitioned the Inspector General of Police on this matter, having lodged formal complaints at the state level with no visible action taken.

 

As if that was not enough, they also resorted to political intolerance against myself and members of the All Progressives Congress.

 

This was brought to bare on Saturday when the PDP unleashed an unprecedented level of violence against APC faithfuls during the Local Government elections that our party was clearly winning.

 

After noticing that APC had won most of the units in the election, thugs led by Ikechukwu Joseph Iwegbu, known as Presidential General, invaded the units fully armed at the point of counting to disrupt the exercise. They carted away all the ballot boxes and shot at us recklessly, many of our people sustained various degree of injuries.

The Police in our community witnessed the incidents, they can attest to the brazen attacks.

No result was announced anywhere in Akwukwu-Igbo ward. Of course APC clearly won five out of the seven polling units in the ward. If they are in doubt, let us repeat the election, APC will still win.

 

After the violent attack on Saturday, they used the instruments of the state to move against us, arresting our people who are APC members. This is one oppression taken too far.

They kept saying they don't want APC, that Delta state is a PDP state yet all the development we have today in Akwukwu Igbo were brought by the APC government.

 

New transformers came about 6 months ago, Rural electrification is near completion, soon to be commissioned.

 

Renovation of our primary schools with perimeter fencing. We have the Agbogidi primary school, Atuma Primary school etc.

 

 

Road projects are equally ongoing.

 

Akwukwu-Illa road project alone is about 4km, you also have Engr. Sunday Gbamdi road and others.

 

Why are we not going to join a party that has brought development to our communities?

 

Since we joined APC, they have been Using hoodlums and local vigilantes to unleash terror on us. We have reported to different authorities, yet the thugs are becoming more brazen. They boast openly that no one can arrest them because they are backed by powers from above.

 

Since they have openly sworn to use everything to fight APC out of the state and we, on our part, are equally resolute in our journey to bring development to our people through the APC led Federal Government, I use this medium to call on all security agencies and well meaning Nigerians to take urgent steps with a view to safeguarding my life and properties in Akwukwu-Igbo and the state in general, as well as calling all the aforementioned individuals and their enablers to order.

 

Chief Nelson Agbamuche

 

Odoziani of Akwukwu-Igbo

 

Delta State.


Tuesday, 9 March 2021

#GiveHerBetaHealth: GTBank Champions Access to Health Insurance for Women on International Women’s Day.

  


As the 2021 International Women’s Day (IWD21) calls on people and organisations to #choosetochallenge for a better world for women, Guaranty Trust Bank plc (GTBank) has launched an initiative, tagged #GiveHerBetaHealth, to draw attention to the need for universal essential healthcare coverage, especially for women in the informal sector. Through the initiative, the leading African financial institution is providing 1000 self-employed women with BetaHealth for a year, at no cost.

 

Launched in 2020, BetaHealth is a low-cost healthcare package that provides coverage for essential health services such as malaria treatments, pre and postnatal care, accidents and medical emergencies as well as life insurance, all at a subscription fee of N500 per month. Offered through more than 1000 hospitals and pharmacies nationwide, BetaHealth also provides a telemedicine service that allows the user to speak with a Doctor over the phone anytime, anywhere.

 

With the #GiveHerBetaHealth campaign, the Bank is calling on the general public to nominate 1000 women who will be given free BetaHealth coverage for a year. To nominate a woman, visit

giveherbetahealth.gtbank.com.

 

 

#GiveHerBetaHealth is the latest in a long line of GTBank initiatives that reflects the Bank’s commitment to extending access to critical services for everyone, irrespective of their social or economic background. The campaign focuses on empowering self-employed women in the informal sector, many of who have limited or no access to financial services and health insurance. With this campaign, the Bank is putting a spotlight on the need for universal access to essential healthcare services that is affordable for every working Nigerian, and accessible across the country.

 

BetaHealth is available for everyone. To buy BetaHealth for yourself or someone else, simply dial *737*52*500*50# from your mobile phone.


Monday, 8 March 2021

Sakadelli - I am enough - Celebrating womanhood

 

 

The single titled I AM ENOUGH is a must-listen

 

The song is inspired from the book Sakadelli "So when is it okay?"



Authored by Uri Ngozichukwuka. The Song is written by Uri Ngozichukwuka but Performed by Grace Jerry

The epilogue of the book Sakadelli', So when is it okay?" Challenges the norm in society's objectification of women. Promotes values deeper than skin surface or size. Authenticates and celebrates the woman however she is. Consoles women broken and battered psychologically. Gives the woman confidence. The song epitomises self-love and appreciation.

It Calls on all women whole and able or living with disabilities to take consolation in the beauty of their hearts.

@sakadelli