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IBD Foundation Fetes Muslim faithful, celebrated Easter with downtrodden

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The management of IBD Foundations has embarked on a massive food distribution programme targeting the Islamic faithful, downtrodden, and other religious houses during the holy month of Ramadan and Easter celebrations. The foundation known for its series of selfless services and donations to the downtrodden in the areas of women and girl child empowerment, education scholarship, sports development, entrepreneurship development and a host of other ways has once again decided to use its responses to put smiles on the faces of those who cannot afford food items most especially due to the biting economy and the surge in prices of food items.

 

The foundation owned by top Hotelier, businessman and socialite; Alhaji Ibrahim Dende Egungbohun said the annual food distribution program is a yearly welfare package aimed at reaching out to not only those fasting but also those who cannot afford basic needs for survival due to the harsh economy. Speaking during the distribution of the food items; Mrs Omolara Egungbohun who is the wife of the founder and also a director of the foundation disclosed that; the programme was conceived as an avenue to show love to the downtrodden and also assist the government in cushioning the effect of the biting economy. She said the initiative has been on since the year the foundation was founded which also allows the foundation to contribute their quota to the upliftment of humanity through philanthropy and also as a means of corporate social responsibility CSR.

 

“We embarked on this outreach just to show that the IBD foundation cares and also show solidarity for those who are currently fasting and the poorest of the poorest who truly need these palliatives. We are currently sharing rice, yams, beans, garri, indomie, oil and other edible items. We are moving from mosques various households and Churches to drop the items so we can reach out to as many people as possible. We have mapped out a plan which we are following so we can reach our target audience. Currently, we have touched many households and people who have shown their deep appreciation and have also been praying fervently for us”

 

Mrs Egungbohun also disclosed that; the gesture was also extended to the School of Children with Special Needs in Ilaro and the Ilaro Correctional Centre where the foundation renovated and also donated a functioning borehole with a large tank for an easy supply of water. “We are doing this to ease the burden off the government. As private individuals, we can also show solidarity with the government when we embark on projects like this. It helps to make the world a better place when we watch out for each other. We are not doing it for any gain or publicity but we are doing it because humanity comes first and embracing humanity and being your neighbour’s keeper makes us bond very well.”

 

Also Religious leaders in Ilaro, Oja-Odan, Ebute, and various parts of Ogun State have expressed their gratitude towards the IBD Foundation for their generous distribution of Ramadan and Lent fasting packages. These packages, filled with ample quantities of yams, beans, and rice, are aimed at providing relief to the needy, widows, and the less privileged within the Muslim and Christian communities during this holy month of Ramadan.

The efforts of Alhaji Ibrahim Dende Egungbohun in distributing these packages are driven solely by his desire to help and support the less privileged. It is heartening to know that his actions are not motivated by any political ambitions, but rather by his genuine commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those in need. Several churches and mosques in Ilaro, such as the Central Mosque, Nawarudeen Mosque, Ajumoni Central Mosque, Ansarudeen Central Mosque, Bibire Central Mosque, NASFAT, Higher Ground Church, Celestial Church Sabo, C&S Church Oke Ola, United African Methodist Church, and Church of The Firstborn, among others, have benefited from this kind gesture. Similar distributions have also taken place in Ebute and Oja-Odan areas of Yewa North Local Government in Ogun State.

In response, the religious leaders expressed their profound appreciation to the founder and his wife, Alhaji Ibrahim Dende Egungbohun and Alhaja Omolara Dende Egungbohun, for their dedication and efforts in ensuring that various communities are well taken care of during the holy month of Ramadan. One of the clerics emphasized that these care packages serve as a beautiful reminder that compassion transcends religious boundaries. They expressed their gratitude for the IBD Foundation’s outreach efforts, hoping that Alhaji Ibrahim Dende Egungbohun’s good works continue to inspire others. Leaders from both the Muslim and Christian communities also joined together to offer prayers and express their gratitude for this thoughtful initiative.

At Higher Ground Church, the pastor commended the IBD Foundation’s act of charity, stating that it reflects the true spirit of giving. They prayed for blessings upon Alhaji Ibrahim Dende Egungbohun and his loved ones, hoping that his life continues to be filled with peace and that he remains a beacon of hope for those in need. Imam Akewusola of Nawarudeen Mosque also expressed solidarity with the IBD Foundation’s mission, offering prayers for Alhaji Ibrahim’s continued success in his endeavors. They prayed for wisdom, protection, and strength to overcome any obstacles that may arise. On various social media platforms, individuals expressed their deep appreciation for the IBD Foundation’s efforts in ensuring that the community is well taken care of during the holy month of Ramadan.

They acknowledged that the Ramadan packages provided much-needed support, especially during these challenging times. The distribution of yams and beans in significant quantities ensured that families and individuals had access to nutritious meals throughout the month. One Facebook user, Oluseye Ahmed Adeolu, shared the positive impact of the IBD Foundation’s visit to the Muslim community in Ebute Igbooro, Yewa North. Another user, Prince Taiwo Ahosu, highlighted Alhaji Ibrahim Dende Egungbohun’s exceptional generosity and philanthropic activities, emphasizing that his goal is not about money alone but about making a lasting difference in the lives of others. Alhaji Ibrahim Dende Egungbohun’s generosity and philanthropy have made him a respected figure, rising from grass to grace through his ability to make and maintain friendships and connections.

He has made substantial investments in various sectors, including import and export, hotels, quarry, and a football club. Alhaji Ibrahim Dende Egungbohun is renowned for his unconditional giving to people, organizations, communities, and societies of different backgrounds. He is a living legend, and his generosity has left an indelible mark on the lives of many.

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Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye: Gathering Intelligence, Countering Terrorism and Restoring Security Confidence

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By Oladapo Sofowora 

 Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye, the Nigerian Army Chief of Defence Intelligence is not your run-on-the-mill military officer. He lives a very simple abstract life devoid of fanfare and does not love to blow his trumpet himself. Since his days as a junior officer in the Nigerian Army; Emmanuel has distinguished himself as a fine officer whose future was bright and crystal clear. He remained resilient and focused on his way to the top and didn’t expect a reward for any of his hard work. 
Undiandeye as the Commandant of the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji, Kaduna State, and also as a member of the Troop Contributing Countries Working Group for developing the second edition of the United Nations Infantry Battalion Manual (UNIBAM) showed capacity and with his repertoire of knowledge and his dedication to work. Those who have had an opportunity to work with him have testified to the fact that; he is an angel in human form. He is a non-tribal Nigerian who cares less about your origin. But sees everyone as one and gives everyone under his command equal opportunity. He is always happy to see people under him thrive and soar higher.
The erstwhile boss he worked with confirmed that he is indeed a swizz knife that can function in a multi-dimensional way. Some say; he is a quiet but suave man who just wants to do his job and go without accolades but the good work and passion he has put into his job over the years made him singled out among his peers for elevation. Today, he didn’t just get to his position by fluke but rather by sheer dint of hard work and resilience believing in himself and his creator who rewards diligence and hard work.
 Today, the Bedia, Obudu LGA Calabar-born military man has continued to soar higher in his capacity as Chief of Defence intelligence. An avid team player; he believes in the ability to collaborate which has made his job easier and also the ability to work from the back seat not looking for any validation.
 Furthermore, Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye’s dedication to his role has led to the successful foiling of attacks and the arrest of adversaries threatening the integrity of Nigeria. His strategic use of intelligence, technology, and collaboration with other agencies has resulted in significant advancements in combating insurgency, economic sabotage, and other threats to the nation’s progress. While many are not aware of his giant strides; the proactive man has been at the forefront of the improvement of Nigeria’s security architecture. What many thought was hard in gathering intelligence; under his watch, he simplified it. Under his watch, the military has recorded high success in reducing insurgency, Oil and Gas theft, economic sabotage, and militancy among other menace standing against the growth of the country.
While many knew Military men to be tough and no-nonsense people, CDI is a very kind human who sees himself as an ordinary servant of the people rather than being a tyrant like many people see some men in uniform. He has openly condemned the conduct of some military officers who openly oppress civilians saying they are supposed to be good ambassadors and they owe their allegiance to the people. Despite his position; he has never failed to show his milk of kindness to his people. While many will desert their home town when in big positions; he rather committed to several projects that will benefit his hometown.
Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye’s approach to leadership emphasizes collaboration, compassion, and service to the community. He has shown remarkable kindness and generosity by initiating projects aimed at benefiting all sundry, such as renovating schools, and hospitals, and supporting communal development. His commitment to uplifting humanity and contributing to nation-building reflects a deep sense of responsibility and care for the well-being of others. He was also said to have handed scholarships to brilliant students and supported women in the community by providing basic amenities for communal survival. Those who are close to him have disclosed that he is a man who loathes the sight of people in distress; he is always ready to do everything within his power to bring succor.

Chief of Defence Intellegence; Emmanuel Parker Undiandeye

 His exemplary conduct and emphasis on integrity in the face of adversity set a positive example for others to follow. In the pursuit of his duties, Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye has remained steadfast in his commitment to professionalism and service to the people. He has consistently advocated for the respect and protection of civilians, illustrating his belief in the essential values of justice, fairness, and compassion. Despite his simplicity; some are taking it for cowardice but he has maintained composure in the face of provocation. Some of his cynics who didn’t want him to succeed have been sponsoring media campaigns to soil his good reputation using some section of the media. They have resorted to character assassination and casting aspersions on him but despite knowing those behind it; in his love for peace he has extended an olive branch to them to have a change of mind and desist from pulling down a man after God’s heart.
Despite all the campaigns Calumny; has continued to deliver in his primary assignment and his name soaring like wildfire despite staying out of media cynosure. Despite facing unwarranted criticism and attempts to tarnish his reputation, he has maintained his dedication to delivering on his responsibilities while displaying admirable resilience and composure. It is important to recognize and appreciate Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye’s contributions as an unsung hero in the quest to make Nigeria a haven. His unwavering commitment to strengthening security and protecting lives and properties has been invaluable to the nation. His remarkable leadership, integrity, and compassion serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for others to strive for excellence and service to humanity.

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FIRS Boss Zaccheus Adedeji, Seyi Tinubu , Aare Dele Momodu, Reuben Abati,.Princes Ganiyat Alli and others Honoured at the 4th South West Advancement Award and Investment Summit 2024

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The 4th Edition of South West Advancement Award and Investment Summit took place on Wednesday 12th June at the Prestigious Lagos Oriental Hotels Victoria Island coinciding with the Democracy day

Notable Personality such as Mr Seyi Tinubu Represented by the All Progressive Youth Leader Lagos State Dr Seriki Muritala Ishola, Dr Reuben Abati, Aare Dele Momodu Chairman Ovation Group ,were all honoured at the Event ,Ayaniwura Oodua Igbaye Princess Ganiyat Alli, Representative Of Zach Adedeji – Chairman Federal Inland Revenue service and His Excellency Senator Ademola Adeleke Executive Governor Osun state were specially honoured for their contribution to the growth of the region.

Other Awardees include Mr Femi Shoneye- Chief Corporate Communications Officer NNPC Limited, Amb Dr Mrs Tobiloba Awosoga- Chief Executive Officer OnileOnile Global services, Amb Dr Joel Adesokan-Chairman Into Group, Dr Bldr. Odegade Abdulhakeem-MD/CEO AkModels Group, Parallex Bank, Alhaji Olanrewaju Abdul-Hakeem Atilade
CEO Nottinghano Nigeria Limited, Princess Joylin Mateno Ohooro-CEO Mateno Authentic Designs, Mr Tolulope Joshua Oginni, Mr Fredrick Olunloyo Olonila, Prof Ojo Ademola and Others.

 

Keynote Speech was delivered by Mr Zaccheus Adedeji- Executive Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service Represented by Mr. Jaiye Awokoya Special Adviser to Executive Chairman on South West Liason.

The Royal Father of the Day His Imperial Majesty The Ooni of Ife was represented by His Royal Majesty Oba Muraina Adebanjo Adedini -Asoya of Ile Isoya who. Commended the Organiser on behalf of the Ooni and promised to support them from time to time .

The Event features captivating performances and music interludes, The summit is designed to foster unity and development in the south west Region and the Award is designed to Appreciate Excellence , Accountability of an average yoruba Indigene doing well around the world.

The event also featured panelists Session with highly regarded personalities in business world Anchored by Ms Odunola Abayomi-CEO TOD Media, other Panelist Includes Amb Tosin Sanusi, Mr Abayomi Adewumi and Prince Joseph Eniola.

The Conveners Amb Desmond Femi Agboola and Amb Kingsley Tolu Agboola highlighted that the event was a huge success and pray for the best in the region

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Billionaire Oil Magnate, Barr. Uju Ifejika Still a Showstopper

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Apart from being a Billionaire Oil Magnate and Chief Executive Officer of Brittania-U Oil and Gas, Nigeria’s indigenous petroleum upstream and Exploration Company; Chief Mrs Uju Catherine Ifejika (OFR) is a cosmopolitan woman who oozes class, panache allure and sartorial elegance. She is league of her own and anything she ventures into, trusts it to be a fruitful venture because of her highly cerebral nature and ability to take calculated risks in business.

 

Over the years she has been a delight to many within society; some admire her fashion acumen while some admire her thriving in a male-dominated economy. She handles her business conglomerate with rapt attention to detail, this is evident in anything she does. At age 65, she is still a show-stopper and a stunner. Her glowing skin is like that of an oystershell and her graceful gait is never going unnoticed. She is in a league of her own despite being a boardroom guru; she finds time to unwind and balance her work life by attending friends and family functions. A caring wife and dotting mother, the Abia state-born business czar is a delight to many paparazzi cameras. Anytime she saunters into any function, the camera continues to shutter as people scamper to catch a glimpse of her fashion statement. 

She is good at it as many said she is a fashion connoisseur who believes looking good is a serious business as she often spares no cost to make sure she looks presentable and stunning. 

Weeks ago at the Vanguard Personality Award in Eko Hotel; the woman of substance yet again showed the stuff she was made of. Stepping into the red carpet, she looked breathtaking with her lemon-like cocktail velvet gown and her flowing hair with her simple but classy makeup and red lipstick. One would mistake her for a sweet 16 as it’s evident that she is not relenting anytime soon or letting her guard down when it comes to fashion. She was also wearing a welcoming and charming smile while she was humbled by moving around to pay homage to her close friends and business associates. Many wonder at her age what health and fashion routine she does to keep her shape despite her age but close sources disclosed that the secret of her ageless looks is a healthy lifestyle, paying close attention to what she eats and also constantly exercising and also arming herself with needed vitamins and minerals. 

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