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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Meet Nigerian Single Mum Of 3 Who Left Nigeria at Age 17, Now Changes Life Globally


When In Need (W.I.N.) Foundation a Nigerian own international NGO is currently receiving massive accolades home and abroad from notable personalities including, Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed,the Senior Special Adviser to Nigerian President on Social Investment Programmes, and US Senator, James Sanders, for its immense contribution to humanity.


The Foundation supports individuals in need in healthcare by assembling team of doctors with expertise to test and treat malaria, typhoid, diabetes, high blood pressure, eye issues etc. Her Foundation  also supports orphanages, schools, homeless shelter, the disabled and elderly in need around the world. So far, as an international NGO, When In Need Foundation has  carried out its missions, not only in Nigeria but Chile, United Kingdom, Argentina, USA, Italy , Spain ,Dominican Republic and many other countries.


This is in addition to giving educational grants and scholarships to disadvantaged individuals to continue their vocation.


The story of the brain behind the foundation, Chief Dr. Chetachi Nwoga Ecton, from Mbaise, Imo state, is one that will inspire many, particularly young women. She was not always rich and had a difficult time with her kids at her early stage of her life.



While speaking to the media on what inspired her to give back to the society, she opened up on her life; "As a single mother of three that came to the United State when I was 17, I fought for my family to have a better life. As fortunate as we have been, we didn’t get there without help along the way. That is why I formed the When In Need Foundation. To provide a hand to the most vulnerable and under-served people in this world."



According to the CEO, funding has been a challenge from the inception of the organization. 


"So far most of the funding has come from me. I use my savings and investments to fund the foundation. We have only recently began to attract small donations. But we still hope to attract corporate sponsorship and partners to help us continue our message of hope and lifting people in need up. Our foundation is big on transforming lives and Creating Impact. Such is what makes the foundation unique…the fact that we are mostly self funded and on ground to actually do the work", she explained in an interviewed.


As they say, Charity begins at home, one of the monumental projects carried out so far is the provision of pipe-borne water to over 30,000 population of Ngor Okpala town in Imo state, where there was no healthy source of water prior. Similarly, indigenes of Ahiazu in Mbaise and Ideato Imo State have enjoyed a generous support of the foundation having cater to the health of over 12 thousand adults and Children.



Speaking further about upcoming projects of the foundation, Dr. Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton ,  stated from 18th of June 2018,  the foundation is embarking on a medical outreach in three locations in the country which are; Kadarko local government in Nasarawa state, Chibiri Community in Kuje Area Council FCT Abuja, and Okitipupa Local Government  in Ondo State.


The dates are 18th June, 23th June and 30 June to 1st July accordingly. 3000 and more beneficiaries are targeted for each locations.


While inviting well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies to always support NGOs such as this as it is not easy funding such massive project with personal finance, the CEO of When In Need Foundation applauded Nigerians who are doing the little they can in alleviate the plights of the needy around them.


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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Minutes after complaining about his car, final year student dies in auto crash .


A final year Sociology student of the Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, has lost his life in an auto crash involving his 3-week old car, moments after telling a friend that the car wanted to kill him

Daniel Ilesanmi aka Smade, who just wrote is final exam and submitted his project, died this evening after losing control of th car which ended up being cut into two after veering off its lane and crashing into an SUV, along the Challenge – toll gate. 

One other person also died in the crash. Smade recently won the award of the “Multimedia Practitioner of the Year” in the Lead City University Awards which held in April 2018.

ntel Emerges Telecoms Company Of The Year


ntel, Nigeria’s revolutionary telecommunications company has won the awards for the Telecoms Company of The Year for its innovation in the fast emerging Nigerian telecoms market.

At the recently held Leadership Conference and Awards, organised by The Leadership Newspapers, in Abuja, ntel which recently got a new CEO in the person of Ernest Akinlola, smiled home with the coveted honour amidst pomp and pageantry.


Other brands honoured alongside ntel at the prestigious event are Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, whose founder, Innocent Chukuma bagged The Business Person of the Year award, while the Federal Inland Revenue Service won the Government Agency of the Year 2017 award. Other award categories are as follows: Company of the Year, which was won by Air Peace; Brand of the Year, Zenith Bank Plc; Product of the Year, Labana Rice; CEO of the Year, Chief Executive Officer of Eta-Zuma, Innocent Zuma.

Since the entrance of Ernest Akinola, who boasts of over 20 years telecoms, media and technology experience from senior roles in multiple companies in Europe, Southern Africa and Nigeria, the company has been witnessing new innovations and optimum service delivery. 

Although ntel has been proving 4G/LTE-Advanced network that delivers superfast call-connect times, crystal clear Voice-over-LTE and extraordinarily high Internet 

access speed; according to Akinlola, the brand is set to unlock tremendous untapped capabilities which can provide a steep change in customer experience for large enterprise, SMEs and consumers in the days ahead.