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UBA Foundation Sensitises Staff, Customers on Mental Health Awareness, offers Therapies, Creative Opportunities, Giveaways

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In line with its commitment towards giving back and impacting lives, UBA Foundation – the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc – has kicked-off a week-long series of activities aimed at promoting mental health awareness for staff and customers starting with a panel session on Wellness at the Workplace.

 

Whilst studies revealed that over 19% of adults struggle with their mental health every year, a majority of those affected are reluctant to speak-out and seek help for fear of stigmatisation, UBA Foundation, through the panel discussion, sought to address the challenges that individuals are facing and how it has now become important to create consciousness and prioritise the general well-being of employees and clients.

 

UBA’s Group Managing Director, Kennedy Uzoka, delivered a good will message at the event emphasising the importance of wellness and mental health. He stressed the need for more organisations to ensure that the mental health of their staff and families are taken more seriously.

 

He said, “UBA has always engaged in a lot of ground-breaking initiatives and the issue of mental health is important to us. We have found that people do not want to talk about mental health because they think it is bad, but the truth is that you can only get good productive people when challenges like these are addressed and I am so happy that this has commenced here. “

 

The panel was moderated by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, UBA Foundation, Bola Atta, who spoke about UBA’s goal to remain the best place to work. She noted that the bank is addressing these issues and championing the narrative that says that mental health issues shouldn’t be swept under the carpet.

 

“We want to create a workplace environment where people feel comfortable and encouraged to seek help when necessary, so that they can give the best of themselves in their respective roles. We hope to stomp out the stigma that keeps people suffering in silence and bridge the gap between mental health inclusivity, support and recovery in Africa,” Atta who is also UBA’s Group Head Corporate Communications, explained.

 

The panellists, UBA’s Group Head, Human Resources, Patricia Aderibigbe, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, BTH Therapy, Chris Abojei, Co-founder  Africa’s Health Matters Foundation, Vanessa  Adebayo and Angel Yinkore all agreed that wellness, especially at the workplace, has become a front burning issue and should be well addressed.

 

Atta announced the partnership with UBA Foundation and Inside Out as part of the weeklong activities to shine some light on mental health. Inside Out  aims at teaching youths to channel their feelings through art expression and photography. She added that staff members would be able to benefit from free therapy sessions from BHT Therapy and many wellness giveaways such as spa and fitness vouchers.

Another major highlight of the week will be an intimate discussion with the Founder, Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor, on Thursday, November 11th, where she will share insights around her personal journey and the realities of balancing life, family, and mental health.

 

 

I am Paschal Ogechi Obi Chikero . I have written and published three books , I wrote Festus Keyamo's biography- Lion In Isolation .I have been a Reality TV show Producer/Creator, an Actor and Film Script Writer.

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Nigerians React To Ekweremadu’s Organ Harvesting Scandal

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Nwanneka Ekweremadu, and Ike Ekweremadu have been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court today.

They were arrested for luring a minor into Unoted K for organ harvesting.

 

OgbeniDapo : The Doctor could have alerted the police per what Ike Ekweremadu and his wife wanted to do. A Nurse or staff at the hospital could have leaked the plan to the police. UK Border Agency could have suspected and planted a bug in their house, or get the Police to monitor calls.

Per allegations, it’s either Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, or one of their children has a medical condition and they brought another person’s child into the UK to harvest their organs and use them. Whatever it is, this is so shocking. The UK doesn’t play with children.

If you are applying for a student visa to the UK please go and apply early enough. There will be more stringent checks in the coming months. This Ike Ekweremadu’s case will make the Border Agency do more checks!

Aproko Doctor

That the former deputy senate president might be involved in organ trafficking is shocking…

Who else is? What will push humans to such levels of wickedness.

The same Ike Ekweremadu?

ManlikeIcey :
Ike Ekweremadu and his wife have been charged with conspiring to bring child to UK to harvest organs, same clown was castigating Peter Obi yesterday, I love that he was caught in UK, he’ll face the law, not every place is as lawless as Nigeria

SF Yusuf: In a sane situation, Sen Ike Ekweremadu should even be running from President. He should be one of the powerful Aspirants standing as a force to place the southeast in a better position to get the presidential ticket. But a man who nobody listens to thinks he can floor @PeterObi

Victor Israel : Ike Ekweremadu with all the money he has gotten from Nigeria still got involved in organ trafficking. It means one thing, these politicians are greedy, they’re money drunk and they would do anything to get money even if it means taking the lives of those they promised to serve 😞

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See Why Atiku Picked Okowa As Running Mate

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News reaching NAIJA NEWS NG reveals that People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has chosen Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta as his running mate .

This is coming after rumor had it yesterday that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike , would be the choice of the former Vice President.

READ : Nigerians React To Atiku / Wike Ticket

Mr Okowa who has been governor since 2015, was chosen from the ranks of serving governors and credentialed politicians in the South-East and South-South regions.

Mr Okowa was made the ultimate nominee after a fierce contest with Governor Nyesom Wike of Delta. The choice was believed to be in the best interest of the party as it seeks a return to power next year.

Mr Abubakar’s allies said he picked Mr Okowa because he promised to run a campaign based strictly on issues critical to Nigerians, and Mr Wike might derail that approach with his combative nature.

The candidate was also keen on having a running mate to bridge the enthusiasm gap between the South-South and South-East, this news platform learnt from insiders. Mr Wike had been selected as the preferred nominee two days ago by a panel of PDP governors and politicians.

Announcing his decision, Atiku Abubakar wrote :

I am delighted to announce Governor @IAOkowa as my Vice Presidential candidate. I look forward to travelling our great country together, engaging with all Nigerians and building a shared future of peace, unity, and prosperity for all. As One We Can Get It Done. #OneNigeria. -AA

 

 

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20 Nigerian Celebrities Who Have Declared Support For Peter Obi

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Nigerian celebrities have publicly declared their support for Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

NAIJA NEWS NG brings you the list of 20 Nigerian celebrities who are in the Obidient army .

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1- Peter And Paul of Psquare
The legendary musicians are one of the first celebrities who came out to declare support for Peter Obi even before he decamped to Labour Party.
Peter Okoye daily screams to every ear near him about Peter Obi.

20 Nigerian Celebrities Who Have Declared Support For Peter Obi

Rugged man

2- Ruggedman
The Nigerian rapper, Ruggedman , has also expressed his love for Peter Obi .

20 Nigerian Celebrities Who Have Declared Support For Peter Obi

Chidi Mokeme

3- Chidi Mokeme
Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme, in a recent tweet wrote “I am with Peter Obi” . This is awesome, isn’t it ?

4- Kate Henshaw
Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw has also expressed support for the former Anambra State Governor.

 

READ : Region Peter Obi Will Pick Running Mate From – Labour Party

5- Okey Bakasi
Nigerian comedian cum actor, Okey Bakasi , is one of those who are carrying the Peter Obi brand on their heads. The Lagos Talks radio anchor has on several occassions used his social media platforms to preach the Obi gospel.

6- Erigga
Nigerian rapper, Erigga , has declared his support for Peter Obi. He wrote ” I don make up my mind, na Peter Obi I go vote” . Those who know Erigga know he is very opinionated .

20 Nigerian Celebrities Who Have Declared Support For Peter Obi

Noble Igwe

7 – Noble Igwe
Fashionista and Blogger, Noble Igwe , is also one of the main supporters of Peter Obi . He has always made tweets that promote the Onitsha man.
Noble recently tweeted ” At the end of today, we shall go hard for Peter Obi and hard we shall go with everything in us”.

8- Moe of #EndSARS Protest
Those who know Moe on Twitter know how she and other Feminists helped to organise the #EndSARS protest. Moe is Obidient and shows it proudly.

9- Tunde Ednut
Instagram blogger, Tunde Ednut, has always shown his support for the Peter Obi movement with wonderful posts on him . He criticized Omoyele Sowore after he attacked Peter Obi for travelling to Egypt to understudy the success of the Arab nation.

 

READ ALSO : KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES : Checkout Peter Obi’s Top Interviews

10- Tacha of Big Brother Naija
Tacha the ‘no leave, no transfer’ lady is also very Obidient. She wrote a tweet and added #MyPeterObi . She has also pledged $1000 to support the Obi campaign.

11- Peter Edochie
Nollywood legend, Peter Edochie , has shown his support for his fellow Anambra man and namesake . Peter Edochie wrote on his social media page, ‘My prayers are with Petr Obi for the 2023 general election’.

12- Charly Boy
Mr. Charles Oputa a.k.a the Area Fada is occupying a big seat in the Peter Obi ship. He has made several posts on his Instagram page promoting Peter Obi.

13 – Apostle Johnson Suleman
Popular clergyman, Apostle Johnson Suleman wrote on his social media page ‘PETER OBI’. A very simple way to declare your stand.

14- Illblizz
The Oga Boss, is a very Obidient entertainer ! He wrote a tweet talking about how Peter Obi has an amazing record.
15 -Femi Jacobs
Nollywood actor Femi Jacobs has looked beyond tribe and camped with the Obidient army .

16- El Dee The Don
Legendary Nigerian rapper, Eldee, has pitched tent with Obidient Nigerian youths who have decided to take back their country from corrupt Nigerians.
El Dee wrote ” Pls tell me why you won’t vote Peter Obi if you are a young person who wants Nigeria to change. I am really curious to understand any other logic that could be at play at the moment” .

17 – Ikechukwu
Rapper cum Nollywood actor, Ikechukwu, has also shown his support for the Peter Obi candidacy .

18- Samklef
Nigerian beats maker cum blogger, Samklef has declared his support for Peter Obi.

20 Nigerian Celebrities Who Have Declared Support For Peter Obi

Daddy Freeze

19- Daddy Freeze
Popularly On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze , is proudly Obidient . In a recent Instagram live he said Peter Obi is his prefered candidate but he respects Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

20 – Aisha Yesufu
Activist, Aisha Yesufu , has on several occassions shown support for the Peter Obi movement but she recently knocked him for travelling to Egypt instead of using the Ekiti gubernatorial election as platform to get closer to South West voters.

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