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Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED)

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Today we will be looking at Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED). The world over, Public speaking has become a very important profession. A career that thrives on influencing people positively and making them want to do more. Public speaking has become a veritable tool in impacting lives, destinies and purposes. Nigeria is blessed with a plethora of talented and influential speakers. Below are some of the country’s Most Prolific Public Speakers.

  • Ubong Essien

Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED)Ubong Essien is a household name in Nigeria. He is the First West African to be a Certified Speaking Professional.  He is also the Dean of The School of Eloquence. Essien is based in Lagos. A very influential and passionate public speaker, Essien convened the first International Speakers Summit in Nigeria. He has written several books which include: The Complete Speaking CourseDare to Dream and Succeed, and The Gateway to Riches.

  • Sam AdeyemiNigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED)Samuel Adeyemi is the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, a fast growing, life changing church committed to “raising role models” based in Lagos. He is also the President of Success Power International, an NGO that among others things specializes in organizing financial, leadership and motivational seminars and is President of Daystar Leadership Academy, a leadership school for business owners and ministers of the Gospel.He is a dynamic Pastor, Teacher and Motivational speaker and host of the popular programme – SUCCESS POWER – which airs on radio and television stations within and outside Nigeria.
  • Fela Durotoye

Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED)Fela Durotoye is the Chief Executive Officer of Visible Impact; a social enterprise set up to tackle social and environmental challenges and limitations with the aim to build people into super-achievers and responsible leaders, build corporate organizations into global market leaders and responsible corporate citizens, as well as assist governments in developing blueprints and programs that create a desirable environment for their people to do great things.. He is a Motivational speaker and youth mobilize. In 2012, he entered the Guinness Book of Records by signing 10,000 of his books “17 Secrets of High Flying Students,” in 8 hours  49 minutes!!

  • Vincent Anigbogu

Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED)Vincent Anigbogu is one of the foremost Nigerian public speakers. He is a professor of Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, in Pennsylvania, USA. For over 20years, he taught Analytical Chemistry in 4 different universities in the USA before returning to Nigeria in 2006. He founded the Institute for National Transformation (INT) in Lagos Nigeria. The vision is to raise leaders of impeccable character to transform the fortunes of the nation. The institute has training centers in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Atlanta (USA), and London (UK).

  • Leke Alder

Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED)Leke Alder is the founder and principal of Alder Consulting, a Nigerian branding firm with offices in Lagos and London. He is credited with introducing branding as a discipline to Nigeria and has consulted on policy, politics and business at the highest levels locally and internationally. Leke has consulted on policy formulation for the federal government of Nigeria, the federal ministries of Information & Communication, Education, Foreign Affairs and Solid Minerals Development. He has also consulted on political strategy and communication campaigns at national and sub-national levels.

  • Patricia Omoqui

Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED)Patricia Omoqui is an executive coach and business consultant, She is the author of Clarify Your Purpose and Live It! She is sought highly after as an inspirational speaker, life coach and trainer, a Princeton Graduate. She is an American woman married to a Nigerian. Patricia is also known as The Thought Doctor. She also refers to herself as ‘A Naija Oyinbo’.

  • Temple Obike

Temple obike top speakers in Nigeria and Africa

Temple Obike is a young keynote speaker who has emerged in the horizons of the greats. His life of gangs and the street empowered him with a message for his generation and the upcoming ones who he fondly tells that he was called to speak to the “Already Motivated” as he was also on a journey of self-discovery. He is also a certified Life, Marriage and Family Therapist, counselor and author with a book titled “Soul Bodega” focused on everyday habits, vices, emotions and their effect on individuals, families, marriages and the nation at large. Over the years, he’s gradually become a trusted community, relationship, marriage, addiction recovery and psychotherapy name in Nigeria and across Africa under his Temple’s Counsel & Mind Academy Brand. His bodega parable was something he built out of his cognitive behavioral approach to therapy. He has featured on notable International and local TV, radio and online platforms. Listeners for his monthly podcasts tagged the ” Needle-eye Series” has grown into the tens of thousands. He is one of the country’s top-notch EAP service providers training staff members working with major organizations.

  • Steve Harris

Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED)Steve HARRIS is regarded as Nigeria’s leading Life Strategist and one of the nation’s fast rising Motivational Speakers. In 2011, he authored his biography; ‘From College Dropout to Corporate Sellout’, where he shares his secrets to overcoming the ‘perceived impossible’ and achieving phenomenal success despite being a Two Time College Dropout.

  • Niyi Adesanya

Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED)Niyi Adesanya started his full professional career in 2005 with a motivational speech to the junior and senior staff of the Seven-up bottling company. He moved on to speak to the entire staff of Chevron Nigeria at the company’s diversity week in Lagos, Warri, Escraves and Portharcourt. He also spoke on work life balance for the I.T and account departments while the human resource department enjoyed his expertise in team building. For more than fifteen years, Niyi has devoted himself to the research and study of leadership, applying what he has learnt as a practitioner. He has spoken in over 65 tertiary institutions across the 6 geo-political zones of the country.

  • Joshua Awesome

Nigeria’s Top Prolific Public Speakers (UPDATED)

JOSHUA AWESOME is a certified public relations expert (by training), human performance consultant by profession and motivational speaker by vocation. He has over the last ten years delivered speeches at seminars, sessions & summits, aside emceeing/compere to several events locally and abroad and coaching over 100,000persons and professionals. Author of wisdom nuggets, stretching for success and personal grooming principles (both audio books and personal development resources) and his new book “Monday Morning Motivation, Your Work Week Starter”He has hosted, Monday morning motivation on NTA2 & Business day (patterned after his life mission) to inspire and inform individuals so they can be involved in life. Co-authored “Secret To Winning Big” With Brian Tracy and 38 other Consultant Colleagues which hit the “New York times Best Sellers List 2013”.

Having read the Top Influential Public Speakers in Nigeria, you can do well to acquaint yourself with them. You do not necessarily need to hear them speak. You can buy their books, download their podcasts and browse about them. Above all, these people are living their lives and dreams. You too can. Discover yourself today!!!

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Nigeria’s AfriGo to Rival Visa, Mastercard – Central Bank

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has launched the Nigerian National Domestic Card Scheme, AfriGo, aimed at creating a more robust payment system that would drive financial inclusion in the country.

CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that transaction charges on all cards would henceforth be paid in Naira, except for international transactions.

Emefiele said the card, which will function like other international payment cards, is aimed at boosting financial inclusion in the country and reducing dependence on foreign cards. He added that “by this initiative, will therefore be joining countries like China, Russia, Turkey and India which have launched domestic card schemes and harnessed the transformative benefits for their respective payments and financial systems, particularly for the underbanked.”

The national domestic card is expected to rival Visa and Mastercard, the market’s biggest players.

The announcement follows last year’s decision to phase out old higher denomination bank notes. The new notes came into circulation effect on December 15, 2022.

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The Gospel of the “Obi-Datti” Movement

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Nigeria 23:57….. and it came to pass in those days as Peter the son of Obi journeyed from Kaduna unto Kano, a great multitude followed him as he spake unto them saying; behold, I will do a new thing in Northern Nigeria, if thou and thy children shall vote for me, we will prosper thy land and thy seed shall eat the fruits thereof, for what profiteth the North that thou hast great land and thy offspring suffereth hunger and starvation.

 

As he spake these things, the Kadunites and the Kanites marvelled and they spake one to another, what manner of man is this that bringeth hope unto us. The people spread the good news of Peter and his brother Datti and whole city rejoiced at the marvelous things he spake unto them. Many were baptized unto OBIDIENCE and the number of those baptized were Nine hundredth and forty thousand men, with women and children not counted.

 

….. An excerpt from one of the “obedients” that got our attention inhouse. With the elections at hand in Nigeria, it would be advisable for all to get their PVC’s and go vote for their candidate.

 

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Tanzanian opposition leader returns home after years in exile

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Tanzanian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Tundu Lissu returned home from years of exile in Belgium to a cheering crowd on Wednesday, after the government lifted a ban on political rallies.

A former lawmaker and a fierce critic of the government, Lissu initially left the country to seek treatment abroad after he was shot 16 times, mostly in his lower abdomen, in an attack by unknown gunmen in the administrative capital Dodoma in 2017.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan lifted a ban on political rallies this month, more than six years after her predecessor John Magufuli imposed the measure which caused frequent run-ins between opposition leaders and police.

The move was welcomed by the opposition and it prompted Lissu to announce he would end his exile.

He was welcomed by a large gathering of his supporters at the Julius Nyerere International Airport, before making his way by car to a rally in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

Exile had been tough, he told the crowd which was waving his CHADEMA party flags, adding he would push for the enactment of a new constitution.

“Without a new constitution it will be difficult to change anything. Without it we won’t have a free and independent electoral commission,” he said.

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The current constitution vested too much power in the executive, he said, adding it was imperative to push for reforms.

“If you are tired of all these high taxes, high inflation of food… let us find a political solution, let us find a new constitution,” Lissu said.

Lissu, who had been arrested eight times in the year leading up to the gun attack he survived, returned to his homeland in 2020 to challenge Magufuli in an election.

However, shortly after the election he fled to the residence of the German ambassador after receiving death threats, and then left the country again.

Under the ban on rallies, which came into force in 2016, elected politicians were allowed to conduct rallies in their constituencies but other political rallies or protests were prohibited.

Magufuli died in March 2021 due to a heart disease that had plagued him for a decade. Upon ascending to the presidency, Hassan undertook some reforms, including lifting a ban on newspapers deemed critical and opening talks with opposition leaders.

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Nigeria: Federal Govt Sets Up 14-Man Committee to Manage Petroleum Products Supply, Distribution

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In a move to find lasting solution to the disruptions in the supply and distribution of petroleum products in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of a 14-man Steering Committee on Petroleum Products Supply and Distribution management, which he will personally chair, the ministry of petroleum resources announced yesterday.

The Steering Committee, which has minister of state for Petroleum Resource, Chief Timipre Sylva as alternate chairman is expected to among other things to ensure transparent and efficient supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country.

Other terms of reference are to ensure national strategic stock management, visibility on the NNPC Limited refineries rehabilitation programme and ensure end-end tracking of petroleum products, especial PMS to ascertain daily national consumption and eliminate smuggling.

To further ensure sanity in the supply and distribution across the value chain, Sylva has directed the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) to ensure strict compliance with the government approved ex-depot and retail prices for PMS.

The minister has further directed the NMDPRA to ensure that NNPC Limited, which is the supplier of last resort meets the domestic supply obligation of PMS and other petroleum products in the country.

He further directed that the interests of the ordinary Nigerian is protected from price exploitation on other deregulated products such as AGO and DPK and LPG.

The federal government will not allow misguided elements to bring untold hardship upon the citizenry and attempt to discredit government’s efforts in consolidating the gains made thus far in the oil and gas sector of the economy.

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Other members of the committee are minister of Finance, permanent secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, National Economic Adviser to the President, director-general, Department of State Services (DSS), comptroller-general, Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Member (EFCC), and commandant-general, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)

Others who made up the Steering Committee are Authority chief executive, Nigerian Midstream and Member Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), group chief executive officer, NNPC Limited, Special Advisor (Special Duties) to the HMSPR while the Technical Advisor (Midstream) to the HMSPR will serve as Secretary.

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