Friday, December 18, 2015

CAREER CHOICE SEMINAR FOR NENWE YOUTHS ...2015 BY NIF

CAREER CHOICE SEMINAR FOR NENWE YOUTHS
It's yet another time and season to guide our beloved children on the better path of life.
The NENWE INTEGRITY FOUNDATION (NIF) Abuja realising that a good and worthy life starts with the right choice of career at an early stage. Towards assisting our people accomplish this and thus have a bright future, the NIF Abuja hosts another Career Choice Seminar for our youths as follows:
  • Date: 27th December, 2015 (Sunday - Nkwo)
  • Venue: St. Peter’s Catholic Church Nenwe.
  • Time: 12.00 noon prompt.
Target Audience:
All Nenwe youths (senior Primary, Post Primary, Post Secondary Schools) and
all classes of unemployed persons who are desirous in making it in life.
The Foundation therefore solicits your assistance and co-operation/partnership in order to guide our youths towards making the right choices in life by giving this announcement a wider publicity and also come to share your life expirence ad to give "our future hopes" hope.

Special gifts awaits early guests. (Nwa alu vu uzo, .......)

Signed:
Tpl Austin Udeh Dr. Mike Uzoigwe
President General, Secretary General
NIF Abuja.

Integrity! Unity!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

IF YOU DONT SAY 'I AM'.. PEOPLE WILL NOT SAY 'YOU ARE'

In  an  effort to  close  a little  circle  before   the process of   handing  the over  and changes in the platforms  as I  said  recently,   I decided  to rekindle the  project which we  all were proponents or  promoters  (REVIVAL  AND PROMOTION OF OUR CULTURE) some years  ago.
This  time  coming from a different angle thus the creation of the NENWEI  language  group.. It will be  very  improper to pretend that everything went or is going  well  with the Cultural revival project. During my stay in Nenwe (Nigeria)  in the last 3 years I understood  most people inwardly regret this train we missed , therefore we should not miss a train twice  as they say.

I saw the politicized project and not the one most of us had in mind. I saw a lot of people hoodwinked into feuds, jealousy,  disrespect for elders, lack of regards for traditional and cultural institutions, disregard for instituted hierarchies  and selfish personal gratifications /egotism: Many  still trying to hide one or a cocktail of the above under the cloak of religious belief . Some decided to keep away from  ‘giants fighting’. Tell  your mind this  loudly ; are you happy with the situation of things   as they are now?

 Myself, Charles Okechukwu Chukwubike  is not happy. I normally get to an embarrassing point whenever I proudly tell my kids of the gallantry of Nenwe  people in liberating themselves and her neighbors of slave mongers after a fierce battle , and that this liberation day was celebrated annually  when I was  a kid and that ill-conceived  religious thought/teachings has made us  to abandon it a pagan festival. My kids   who have  been to Nenwe only twice  but write and speak  Igbo (more than many children living in Nigeria) though sometimes in their  own ways told me.. ‘ hahaaha   daddy may be your people  in Nenwe   would  prefer American   HALOWEEN and Brazilian carnival ’.  I sincerely was ashamed  the  day these our ‘European kids’  laughed  at me on this issue. Though I also understood it was a wish things were the other way round so that they could take their friends home.

When I tell them of Edja aho; their new year eve sort of, oriri Ali and the meaning, I tell them that I am an Onye Ali…showed my daughter the Ali shrine  and Eke shrine and the stories behind them. When I tell them of Ovivi ekwa by newly married ladies and their late evening trips to Eke ukwu  for the Ovivi ekwa  , When I showed my daughter  Onye Ali of Eziecho : Chief Nathinel Nwigwe  and told her his status in the town, when I tell them of Oriri ndi agbo and oriri ndi Ugwu Amorji  and our yearly oriri obulorum in  our Aunties  house at umuduru and the rain fall that never missed beating us on our way back yearly. When I tell them of Ogalugwu and the  rain dances  and that sometimes the rains  were prompt by coincidence or not . I show them of pictures of Ogu okokoro, tell them of the Ekpe of Agbada, tell them of Iconic Maestro like Money Hard , Chief  ‘Nwa nzelukwu’ and their magic  like the ones they see in TV  today. After all these they ask me one simple question; …ma daddy cose è succeso che non succeed più niente  …but, daddy what happened that nothing is happening anymore? A stupid person will still continue  to blame colonialism .
They asked me   ‘but you people were still great during and after colonialism from what you say’  then I answered  yes and went  back to my little litany of Nenwe people  as :-
  • ·       The (probably) only people that invited the British to leave  them alone because they learnt Germans in Cameroon were better. We all know the consequences of that.
  • ·       The (probably)  only people  who planned  a bloody coup d’état  (beheaded him in a market)to remove  a dictator planted on them by the British empire.
  • ·       The people who produced the  first senator (RIP) for Enugu and Awka  areas In the 1st republic
  • ·       The people whose son  (RIP) was the second person with  Nzeogwu that wanted to bring equity to  Nigeria by executing the 1966 coup. That made him the last Biafran that left Nigerian prisons in 1977  with  Col Achuzie..seven good years  after the ‘No victor no vanquish’  
  • ·       The people whose son was such a wizard  with the jet fighters  both in Nigeria and  in Biafra that the Nigerian government did not imprison him    as expected rather  reinstated him   almost immediately to help brush up the battered and almost non existing NAF  after the war. May his Soul RIP.
  • ·       The people whose land was built the state of art college  of its time in 1957
Sometimes I stop the litany abruptly like now  at their ‘what then  is happening now’? Do we continue to  live  on past glories?
Well we must recognize the  giant stride  many people made in the areas of politics, education, and business, but collectively   are we as a people  sitting on a foundation that will continue  to hold us as a people that should be proud of a common heritage of are we drifting to an individualistic state that is baseless. The European culture is individualistic as we may see on the surface but siting on a strong cultural heritage.
I don’t normally like writing more than two pages  therefore I must conclude now.
The formation of  the Asusu NENWEI  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1505573913074466/  group on face book is  just a gradual way of trying to step back into  reviving our  culture , this time  laying a good foundation   and a gradual growth of interest. I recognize that many people have written things on Nenwe  , many people not even linguistics promoting the language in many ways  for this I would personally suggest  we take time to build a base before  one fires us  with a Nenwe vocabulary or dictionary and the confusion would be more
I am highly motivated by what I am seeing on Facebook from our people. The interest and courage  people take in writing as much as they understand is encouraging . Ifeoma Alinta  was appointed as the second  coordinator and moderator and we still encourage others to enlist write or especially read  the discussions. We certainly shall get somewhere  from there.
Do know that the taunting  cross country song by some umu mbala in County (Nenwe Boys) were  typical authentic Nenwe parlance we should adopt as symbols… and themes :

Lekweeteee lekwete ogbo ngula!
Lekwete ..ogbo ngula  lekwete.!

Do you remember these songs at county?
I shall complete this write up by the week end as I wait for  your reactions.
Good night.

Chukwubike O Charles
(The Moderator NOL)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

CHANGES ON THE WAY



ADMINISTRATIVE COMMUNICATION
·         We have arrived the 5000 quota ascribed by FB and may not accept more requests , However, we shall start to remove names  of those who never posted anything nor commented on any issue .i.e dormant addresses thus creating more rooms .

These are some platforms  and groups managed by NOL.
·         You can however subscribe to Nenwe on line group all information go there also.https://www.facebook.com/groups/53245186141/   NOL GROUP
 
·         Or  the group for younger ones…New generation : https://www.facebook.com/groups/nenweonline.newgeneration/
·         This group is where  people learn and communicate mainly in Nenwe language https://www.facebook.com/groups/1505573913074466/




 The first NOL  ( which has some sub groups, religious, health, education etc) started in  2002. you can apply for subscription through : https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NENWEONLINE/info

·         Our blog is http://nenweonline.blogspot.co.uk/
·         Our FB web page is . https://www.facebook.com/nenweonline
·         Our NOL WhatsApp still has some space to add numbers. This is for immediate contact and ‘breaking  News’: you can get connected through someone who is already there ,therefore ask around or inbox your phone number to the moderator
·         There are also OTHER NUMEROUS VIBRANT Nenwe  groups  but the above  are the main social media administrated by NOL  which started officially in august 2002.

WE ARE STARTING A SELECTION OF  VOLUNTEER MODERATORS  FOR THESE GROUPS.
I still have a lot to offer  but I believe GOOD  younger hands  might add more innovative aspects  to our  general communication advancement. Secondly the demand is getting much .
We have  just nominated /appointed Ifeoma Alinta (Oyibo Alinta)  one of the moderators in the new group Nenwei (nol) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1505573913074466/  which she has not  yet accepted anyway. Though resident outside Nigeria , she has been very outstanding in written and spoken Nenwei on NOL, and other contributions in cultural, social/educational promotions within the community.
THE INNOVATIONS CONTINUE
Thanks
The Moderator  (NOL)
Chukwubike Okey. Charles 
 


Saturday, August 22, 2015

PROF. ESTHER N. OFOEGBU(nee ANI) ...RIP



With great submission to the will   to God  we announce  the  death of Professor Esther Nwakaego Ofoegbu (Nee Ani) .She  was called  to the arms of the creator at the UNTH Enugu .

Prof Esther Ofoegbu (Ani) was  born in 1956 . She was the second daughter of Late Chief Francis Ani of (Obiofu Amorji )Nenwe in Aninri LGA of Enugu State. She  was married to  the Late Professor Ray Oforegbu of Amaimo In Ikeduru LGA Imo state .

Her children , grandchildren ,brothers, sisters, in-laws, her patients , Nenwe /Enugu people  people and the medical profession  will miss her greatly.

Prof. Esther Ofoegbu  (Ada Nenwe)  in many aspects of life, medically, religiously, socially touched greatly and positively the lives of many people. We shall miss  you greatly but  the consolation is that you are  with the Lord 


May your gentle soul rest in peace.

Chukwubike Okey. Charles
The Moderator (NOL) Nenweonline
  

 PROFILE : http://www.unn.edu.ng/profile/prof-ofoegbu-esther-nwakaego

Some Burial Arrangements

  •  Wake keep  on the 20th August  at Independence layout by 5pm (already done)

  • 24th August 2015 by 12 noon :church service (Requiem) at St Columbus  Church Amaimo and burial follows  at  Prof. Ray Ofoegbus  compound.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

NNAMDI MADUAGWU BAGS DISTINCTION AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

We are happy to announce that  Nnamdi Maduagwu (son of Prof &Mrs Maduagwu Directorate of Research National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru - Jos,) who graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Calvin College Michigan, United States, in 2012, has added another feather to his academic career. He was awarded a Master in Business Administration with Distinction at the University of Michigan on 1st May 2015.

He was one of about 15 Africans in a class of about 700 MBA students that graduated in that University this year. His parents  were privileged to be there to witness the occasion. At the Commencement Ceremony , they were very warmly  congratulated both by his Professors and mates. "...........At every turn, we were being told: “Oh, you are the parents of Nnamdi. You should be proud of him.” Indeed, we are.........added his parents . 


We are equally very happy that Nnamdi has already secured employment with an American  Company. He returns shortly to Nigeria to assume duties at a Nigerian branch of the company.
The Moderator 
(Nenweonline)
(from Prof. Maduagwus' mail to NOL)



Friday, May 8, 2015

The Dr. Jerry Stephen's Doctoral and LL.M Graduation Party

 Dr Jerry Stephen is inviting all members of the NOL  forum to his Doctoral and LL.M Graduation Party as shown below.
On behalf of the NOL I send our sincere congratulations in advance to him for the great honor and achievement .
The moderator
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Please, we are sending you the details of the Graduation Party Event, starting on June 12, until June 14, 2015. (One does not have to stay for the whole duration, the only required day is the 12th of June, 2015: (from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Event Venue).
 
 As you  may or may not already know:
The possible airports to book one's flight to (should you be flying into town) are: the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport or the Miami International Airport; ( Local Invitees/Guests, call (510) 919 5990 for directives or go Straight to the Signature Grand {6900 State Road 84, Davie, Florida 33317: Telephone 954-424-4000} and ask for the Hall by the Event's name above (The Dr. Jerry Stephen's Doctoral and LL.M Graduation Party).
 
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites would give Rides from the Airport to the Hotel, and from the Hotel to the Event Venue (The Signature Grand) upon arranging that with them while booking your Lodging.
 
The two Hotels at which Block Suites/rooms Reservations have been made are the following:
 
 (1) The Holidays Inn Express & Suits, Davie: situated at 2540 Davie Road, Davie Florida 33317: Telephone 954-585-7071;
 
(2) The Extended Stay America, 7550 State Road 84, Davie, Florida 33317: Telephone, 954 476-1211. Call anyone of these places to book any kind of accommodation you prefer under the Block Rates.
 
If time permits, we will send out the invitation card type but this email has the necessary data for the most essential information for all Guests.
 
Please feel free to ask us any further questions. Please, RSVP us at your soonest convenience.
 
 All guests MUST RSVP US in order to be ADMITTED  into the GUEST 'Master Register'.
The Occasion's Dress Code is FORMAL in any Tradition.
Thank you for your attention. Our best regards.
Jerry and Violet.

Monday, January 19, 2015

ARC. UDEH PUSHES AHEAD, BAGS A Ph.D

Eye witness report;

Arc. Augustine Onyemaechi Udeh from Obeagu in Uhueze Nenwe pushes further in academics as he bags a Doctorate (Ph.D) at the University of Colorado, Boulder USA. He was conferred with Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) Honoris Causa in Architectural Management, on 29th Nov. 2014. 

Part of the citation reads:  Arc. Udeh finished his secondary school at St. Vincent Secondary School Agbogugu with fourteen (14) credits,having registered Arts subjects in the then GCE and science subjects in May/June WAEC. He got his BSc Architecture (UNN) in 1986, and Msc Architecture in 19889 at the same University Of Nigeria. He equally had a PGD in Financial Management.
Arc. Udeh, A O is a member of the following professional bodies:
NIA---- Nigerian Institute of Architects
NIOB ----Nigerian Institute of Building 
CIS----   Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers
PMI----  Project Management Institute
Arc. Udeh is called to mind when one talks of the Map of Nenwe. He drew/ produced the Map and has been widely applied in Nenwe related articles and journals including NENWEONLINE. Apart from academics, he had been honored by Obeagu Uhueze and Nenwe Improvement Union. To me, Engr Ede T C, it has been one kudo after another, as I shout BRAVO!


Engr. EDE THOMAS 
(witnessed the award ceremony)


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Campaign Speech of Chief (Engr.) Martin Onovo, MNSE, FInsTA; Presidential Candidate, National Conscience Party (NCP)

National Conscience Party (NCP)

 Onovo Presidency Campaign Organization (OPCO)


Change Nigeria Now: Campaign Speech of Chief (Engr.) Martin Onovo, MNSE, FInsTA; Presidential Candidate, National Conscience Party (NCP).
Protocols:

 National Conscience Party! - Abolition of Poverty!!


 My Compatriots, we thank you for accepting our invitation to this turning point in Nigerian history. We are here to announce to all our countrymen our intention to win the 2015 Presidential Elections on the platform of the National Conscience Party. Our move is consequent upon our conviction that CHANGE is necessary in Nigeria now.
The dysfunction of almost all sectors in Nigeria under the current class of political rulers is very clear to all. With uncontrolled Corruption, Unemployment, Insecurity, Bad roads, poor Healthcare, low life expectancy, weak Education, flawed Elections, declining national Productivity, mass Poverty and epileptic Power, it has been a very sad story since 1999. This is why we propose CHANGE in Nigeria now. The general elections present a good opportunity for democratic CHANGE.
Currently, published reports indicate that, Nigeria has the lowest public power per capita in Africa. Power generation has remained just over 3,000 MW since 1999 even after we have spent ~$51Billion on power, since then. South African per capita power is about 60 times Nigerian per capita power. The 2013 WHO report shows life expectancy in Nigeria to be about 49 years for men, one of the lowest in the whole world. ‘Enough is Enough’.
Nigeria can CHANGE this 2015. From wrong to Right; insecurity to Security; unemployment to full Employment; evil to Good; mass deceit to Veracity; indiscipline to Discipline; under-development to Development; darkness to Light; abuse of power to Service; violence to Peace, hypocrisy to good Example; injustice to Justice; corruption to Integrity. This is the CHANGE we propose and wish to announce today.
The most critical and first step to achieve this CHANGE is to CHANGE the current political rulers that led us to this national predicament. The coming general elections present the appropriate opportunities for us to effect this CHANGE. To drive the CHANGE, Nigeria may need a Young, Strong, Articulate and Ethical, world-class engineering and management Professional as President.
The 10-care programme of our National Conscience Party will ensure the ‘Abolition of Poverty’. Our ‘Accelerated Development Agenda’ outlines the strategies to achieve these. Waste and Corruption can be controlled.
Our NCP ’10-Care Programme’ includes: Employment, Food, Health, Housing, Education, Water, Electricity, Transportation, Telecommunications and Security Care.
In addition, the electorate must see the need for good governance and elect younger, stronger, more professional and ethical candidates to serve Nigeria better.
• Our NCP government will reduce fuel price by improved domestic crude oil refining.
• We will increase minimum wage by reducing maximum wage, while maintaining the total wage bill.
• We will use about $9B to double power generation, transmission and distribution, in two and half years.
A proper evaluation of candidates based on Vision, Vigour, Integrity, Competence and national Acceptability, will reveal the best candidate.
We do not need an old, frail and sectional candidate or a clueless, corrupt, weak and ineffective candidate. A new breed, world-class engineering and management professional may be better to address our security problems and infrastructural inadequacies.
The National Conscience Party is distinct as it is the oldest party and it was founded by the late colossus, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, SAM, in 1994, out of the popular struggles we waged against, abuse of power, injustice and lawlessness. Our commitment to the principles of Integrity, Justice and development, clearly make us distinct.
We will lead by example.
In security, we will improve Intelligence, Surveillance, Response Time and Capacity. We will restore the pride and the effectiveness of our armed forces. We will robustly confront and expel Boko Haram from our territory if they do not surrender after a stern warning. We will correct the social weaknesses that result from bad governance that led to the Boko Haram insurgency and increased crime rate all over Nigeria.
The Police will be made more professional and the NSCDC will be motivated, trained and equipped for improved performance.
We know and hear of unimaginable corruption and ineffectiveness. We hear of $20B missing oil revenue, we hear of one of the highest ‘Road fatalities per year’ in the world, we hear of crude oil theft, we know of the kidnapped Chibok girls, we know of subsidy fraud, we hear of six legislators suspending over 20 of their colleagues, we know of our Governors and Ministers going abroad for medical care, we know of our ~70% poverty rate (despite our national wealth), we know of our national debt and looming debt crisis, etc.
We know we can do better with good governance. That is what we in the National Conscience Party (NCP) promise our Nigerian people. I accept to lead Nigeria with your support to a new dawn if elected President in 2015.
God bless NCP! God bless Nigeria!!


 Chief [Engr.] Martin Onovo, MS [Houston], MNSE, FInstTA.
Presidential Candidate, National Conscience Party, NCP.

17th December, 2014.