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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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AICC: Egyptian Grandmasters Dominate Tourney

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With just two rounds left to play, top Nigerian chess players have dropped out in the ranking at the on-going African Individual Chess Championship holding at the Orchid Hotel in Lekki, Lagos.

Although Nigerian players showed shade of genius in the battle field as the tournament reached its climax on Sunday night, the Egyptian who are higher rated players dominate play with Adly Ahmed (African number 2) and Woman Grandmaster Wafa Shahenda leading the pack of other players in both Open and Women sections.

Both have consolidated their lead in the competition, as every win counts to games 4 and 5.

WGM Wafa trounced her Angolan opponent, Woman International Master Esperanca Caxita, in a Sicilian opening with black mostly dominating the game right from the middle play.

The Egyptian WGM is all but a massive one point ahead of the pack leading into the final rounds starting this morning.

While the Egyptian masters are dominating play, credit also goes to some Nigerians raising their heads to be countedNigeria Youth Games product, Onoja Iyefu Joy continues to show resilience and determination to earn her first chess title and create a record while at it.

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She had on Saturday continued her fine run of form by scoring an entire point against Paulo Jemima to register the second position on the ranking table with 9 points. A win in the 7th round will help Joy secure a Woman International Master Title.

WIM (elect) Ofowino Toritsemuwa bettered her AICC Tunisia 2019 record, and she is bound to create a new one as she takes on WGM Wafa in the seventh round.

Toritsemuwa currently shares second place with her compatriot, Iyefu Onoja, both holding 4.5 points, hence making the 7th game point as crucial for the player.

In the Open section, 20-year-old Eyetonghan Denyefa Callistus is pulling his weight. He scored an outstanding 4.5 points after six games, but it is not about the score, somewhat the opponents; defeating 1 GM, 2 IMs, and three draws against two IMs and FM, the youngster will get his chance at GM Adly in the seventh round.

With a half point behind the tournament leader, African Number 1–GM AminBassem landed his second consecutive win after the drawn game with compatriot GM Ahmed Adly, demonstrating he still stands a chance to catch up and maybe win the tournament.

Bassem faces IM David Silva of Angola in the seventh round, who had to offer a draw to his opponent in the sixth round due to health issues. We hope he’s gotten his strength back for this crucial game.

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The tournament ends tomorrow with Maltina and Gulder are among the top sponsor of the event.

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Don’t vote for ‘killers’ in 2023 elections – ex-President Jonathan urges Nigerian youths

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A former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerians not to elect “killers” in the 2023 general elections.

Mr Johnathan stated this on Sunday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State during a thanksgiving service to mark the 35th anniversary of the state.

Mr Johnathn and his wife, Patience, were the special guests of honour at the service which was also attended by the governor of his home state — Bayelsa — Douye Diri.

“In 2023, you must not make the mistake to vote killers. Those who carry knives, guns, and all kinds of gadgets to go and kill people because of politics, are the enemies of society.

“If you kill to become a leader, you will continue to kill to remain a leader and the people will continue to suffer.”

The former president said he has monitored the growth of Akwa Ibom, adding that he has been visiting the state at least once a year since he joined the defunct Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission, now Niger Delta Development Commission, in 1994 as an assistant director.

While thanking the youth of the state for not vandalising infrastructure, the former president recalled how some people sabotaged his development efforts in the power sector by using arc saws to fell towers because they wanted Nigeria to remain in darkness.

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Mr Johnathan said the election of the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, should teach politicians a good lesson, especially those who doubted Mr Emmanuel’s ability to manage “human beings”.

Governor Emmanuel was an executive director at Zenith Bank before he was appointed Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government, a position he later resigned from to vie for the governorship of the state which he won in 2015.

Akwa Ibom is ‘strong national story’ – Gov Emmanuel

Earlier in his speech, Mr Emmanuel thanked the people of the state for their support and described this year’s state anniversary as his last as the state governor.

The governor said Akwa Ibom has become a state with a “strong national story and a sparkling destination of choice for Nigerians and others around the world”.

He appreciated the people for the choice of “Moving Forward,” as the theme of the celebrations but also reminded them that in “moving forward we have to also look back.”

He referenced Joseph, a Biblical figure who later became the Prime Minister of Egypt and added that the children of Israel suffered because of Joseph’s mistake.

“Joseph made a mistake in Egypt when he was about to go, he did not look at the issue of who succeeded him and that is why the children of Israel suffered.

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“If you are a God-sent man you must also learn. I’ve learnt from what Joseph did and today we went back to God and I want to appreciate all Akwa Ibomites because a man after God’s heart will come after another man after God’s heart,” Mr Emmanuel said.

He promised to complete before leaving office next year, the international worship centre that his administration is building in the state.

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Knocks, Kudos as Peter Obi promises 100m poor Nigerians ‘access to free medical care’

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Mixed reactions have trailed the promise by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, stating that his administration will prioritise the welfare of the poor Nigerians if elected.

Obi said youths would be the proponent of his agenda to transform the economy.

“If elected the next president of Nigeria, youths would be the main proponents of my main agenda to transform Nigeria from a consuming nation to a producing nation. The two main components of this agenda are human capital development and finance.”

Obi further said health and education are vital to the development of the country, promising to ensure “at least 100 million poor Nigerians have access to free medical care”.

“Given the role of health in reinforcing education in the measure of productivity, my leadership will pay serious attention to the health system by ensuring that at least 100 million poor Nigerians have access to free medical services through an integrated health insurance scheme.”

Obi’s promise which has gone viral, generated divergent reactions on social media platforms.

While some supporters of Obi believed the promise made by their candidate is possible, they argued in support that the country is buoyant enough to take care of citizens’ medical care.

Reacting, a Twitter user; @el_bonga posited: “Peter Obi governed Anambra State for 8 years and he couldn’t provide the state— probably less than 10 million— with free healthcare but he wants to give free medical care to 100 million Nigerians. Interestingly, under his watch, Doctors went on a 13-month strike in Anambra in 2013.”

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Favour Abdalla Destiny said: “The problem is not to vote; the problem is that they know how to promise and after election they will forget all.”

kingharzyz1 argued: “How is this possible? Can you even do free medical care for carcinoma patients alone? Aspirants need to start telling us “How”.

Another user @tha_niel said: “Affordable healthcare is different from free healthcare. Affordable is realistic because the beneficiaries wld contribute an amount. We cannot have a subsidised economy yet. Except when we begin to efficiently recognise all revenues and apply subsidies where it’s needed.”

Oluwashola @Sholexx_ said: “Health is very expensive. Even in the US, you can’t get free medical healthcare due to the cost. What you can get anywhere in the world is subsidised healthcare via health insurance. He should be realistic with his electoral promises.”

Defending Obi’s promise, @drpenking stated that: “Peter Obi said that 100m Nigerians will have access to free medical care and you people think it’s not possible. In Akwa Ibom State there has been free medical care for elderly, children and pregnant women. Our country is rich enough to do these things. Politicians just refuse it”

@urchilla01 said: “This is why I’ve always said that this election should be about antecedents. There’s nothing Peter Obi says he’ll do that he didn’t do as Governor. This is the famous “Anambra ANIDS card” with which students, disabled, & elderly accessed free health care in govt hospitals. ‘

“Under Peter Obi’s Government. When we say #GoAndVerify verify, it is because we fear not for what you will find. Our principal na talk & do. A comprehensive integrated health insurance scheme made this possible, just the same way he said he’ll do it.”

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ASUU: Seven months after, FG orders VC’s to reopen schools

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has been on strike for about seven months now.

The association is demanding from FG the funding of the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.

Others are the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-FG Agreement and the inconsistency in Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System.

Recall that the federal government went to court to challenge the action of the association. Last week the national industrial court through Polycarp Hamman, the judge in the NIC, granted the federal government’s application for an interlocutory injunction to restrain ASUU from continuing with the strike.

The outcome of the judgement was questioned by Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who stated that the national industrial court does not have jurisdiction to rule on the case between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

However, tired of the lingering strike the Federal Government through the National Universities Commission ordered vice-chancellors to re-open schools and allow students resume lectures.

In a letter disclosed to journalists on Monday, signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of the NUC, Sam Onazi, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, FG instructed all vice-chancellors; Pro-Chancellors and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities to re-open schools.

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“Ensure that ASUU members immediately resume/commence lectures; Restore the daily activities and routines of the various University campuses”, part of the letter read.

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