USAfricaonline.com : As Walmart enters, Nigerians may still be last to notice new, viable Nigeria. By Ken Okorie

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As Walmart enters, Nigerians may still be last to notice new, viable Nigeria
By Ken Okorie
Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston & Abuja

To my mind, Walmart going to NIgeria should be welcomed as a very positive message that the world is beginning to take Nigeria seriously and accept us as a viable, stable economy once again.  Nigeria used to enjoy such status.  We used to have Kingsway Stores, Kaycee Chellarams, Kewalarams, JT Chanrais and branches of other foreign department stores and stores.  Those are reminders of a Nigeria that was cherished by its citizens and respected by the world; a Nigeria that had lots of vibrance and promise.  That was before the war, and before military dictators and their fellow men in uniform messed the whole place up....



 

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U.S Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, USAfrica's Chido Nwangwu to be honored by Hope Waddell alumni July 4 weekend 


The July 2011 north America alumni annual convention of the Hope Waddell Training Institution, the first secondary school established in Eastern Nigeria and the third in the entire Nigeria since1895 in Calabar, will honor the influential U.S Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, USAfrica multimedia networks' Founder Dr. Chido Nwangwu and a distinguished graduate of the school Dr. Kalu Ogbonnaya. 

The alumni association President Bassey Ekanem points to the reasons for picking the honorees as:  "in keeping with the association’s intention to assist our alma mater maintain its legacy of excellence, we plan to honor men and women who we consider have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to mankind."

In respecting the proposed honor from one of Africa's foremost schools which also produced outstanding leaders such as Rt. Hon. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (1st President of Nigeria), Dr. Francis Akanu Ibiam (1st Governor of the Eastern region of Nigeria), Dr. Onye Akwari (professor of cell biology and general surgery at Duke University's Medical School), USAfrica's Chido notes: "I feel privileged and honored to be so considered by a great school such as Hope Waddell (founded since 1895) for my works in multimedia, leadership and public policy advocacy in defining the global African professionals and Africa's interests since 1993."  
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The awards gala nite will hold at 8pm prompt on Saturday July 2, 2011 at Houston's Sienna Hall. 

Hope Waddell Old Students' Association - North America (HWOSA-NA) was formally organized in 2004.  Membership in the association is open to all former students of Hope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar, Nigeria residing in North
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Hope Waddell began with offering students a comprehensive education that included courses in carpentry, printing, building technology, secretarial studies, electrical technology, marine engineering and nautical
studies. Practical training to students in its maritime studies department was offered on a vessel, "The Diamond" on the Calabar River.  


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U.S Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, USAfrica's Chido Nwangwu honored by Hope Waddell alumni July 4 weekend 


The July 2011 north America alumni annual convention of the Hope Waddell Training Institution, the first secondary school established in Eastern Nigeria and the third in the entire Nigeria since1895 in Calabar, will honor the influential U.S Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, USAfrica multimedia networks' Founder Dr. Chido Nwangwu and a distinguished graduate of the school Dr. Kalu Ogbonnaya. 

The alumni association President Bassey Ekanem points to the reasons for picking the honorees as:  "in keeping with the association’s intention to assist our alma mater maintain its legacy of excellence, we plan to honor men and women who we consider have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to mankind."

In respecting the proposed honor from one of Africa's foremost schools which also produced outstanding leaders such as Rt. Hon. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (1st President of Nigeria), Dr. Francis Akanu Ibiam (1st Governor of the Eastern region of Nigeria), Dr. Onye Akwari (professor of cell biology and general surgery at Duke University's Medical School), USAfrica's Chido notes: "I feel privileged and honored to be so considered by a great school such as Hope Waddell (founded since 1895) for my works in multimedia, leadership and public policy advocacy in defining the global African professionals and Africa's interests since 1993."  
VIDEO of the CNN International broadcast of its profile of USAfrica and Chido
  
The awards gala nite will hold at 8pm prompt on Saturday July 2, 2011 at Houston's Sienna Hall. 

Hope Waddell Old Students' Association - North America (HWOSA-NA) was formally organized in 2004.  Membership in the association is open to all former students of Hope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar, Nigeria residing in North
America and other persons who share the common goals and objectives of the association.
 
Hope Waddell began with offering students a comprehensive education that included courses in carpentry, printing, building technology, secretarial studies, electrical technology, marine engineering and nautical
studies. Practical training to students in its maritime studies department was offered on a vessel, "The Diamond" on the Calabar River.  


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Umuada-Igbo Washington DC-MD metro INDUCTION & INAUGURATION 
on Saturday AUGUST 20, 2011 at 8pm. It's a roll-call of prominent, accomplished and deserving women. 
Exclusive feature of the event in CLASSmagazine and mega-site www.PhotoWorks.TV

Venue: The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, 
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The chapter President is Lolo Ujunne Akpuaka (301-908-5669), Ada Mazi Nne Onokala is Vice President (240-604-4527), EziAda Anne Onyeneho-Maduako (301-642-8533) is Secretary-General, Chikodili Udemba is PRO and  Lolo Annie Duru is Social Director. Umuada-Igbo U.S National President is Princess Nnenna Unaka, Lolo BB Akazie is National Patron and Lolo Kate Ezeofor is the Founder. 

  
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 Guinea’s democratically elected president survived an assassination attempt early Tuesday when gunmen descended on his home, an attack that throws into doubt the political stability of this mineral-rich country with a history of coups....


 

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ANGLICANS: Today 6pm prompt, Meet n Worship (in communion) with the Primate of Nigeria & the Archbishop of Metropolitan Abuja, His Grace, The Most Rev. NICHOLAS OKOH (and his wife Mrs. Nkasiobi Okoh).
 
Venue: All Saints Anglican Church, 13403 Renn Road, Houston, Texas 77083  

Date: Thursday July 21, 2011 
 
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Obituary & Wake-Keeping in Houston
HENRIETTA ‘ETTA’ ORJI NLEMCHI  (Jan 19, 1962 - July 25, 2011)  

With heavy hearts and gratitude to God, the ORJI & KADURU Families announce the 
sudden death of our daughter and in-Law, HENRIETTA ORJI NLEMCHI in Katy, Texas on July 25, 2011.
She is surviced by Kelechi Nnanna Nlemchi (18) and Brittany Tochi Nlemchi (16)

 TRANSITION PROGRAM
Wake Service on Saturday JULY 30, 2011 • 8pm prompt 
Cafe Elegance 9575 Wilcrest @ Bissonet, Houston, TX 
Pre=Burial Church service on Wednesday August 3, 2011
St. Thomas More Catholic Church , 10330 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77096
Interment after service Wednesday August 3, 2011 at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077 (281) 497-2330

RSVP: 
 Chief Blaize Kaduru 832-721-5024.  Countess Justina Kaduru 832-505-8992
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Mazi Wilson Iwu 832-596-1489. Chief Henry Uba 832-725-3978. Atty. Ijeoma Ehieze 832-244-3411

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CLASSmagazine special: 900 pictures from Mrs. Stella Maduka's graduation party July 2011.
The colorful and worthy event took place at All Saints Anglican hall in Houston, Texas. 
She was ably supported by her husband, Felix, and family and lots of friends. 
DJ Chuck rocked the party....

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CLASSmagazine special: 
VinMabel Women Comprehensive Health Foundation held its formal launch on August 13,  2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The formal launch attracted guests from different parts of Michigan, the U.S. and Nigeria. 

The President of the Foundation is Princess Adaeze Kennedy. Prof. Chile Chuku provided an insightful summary of  the goals, challenges and promises of VinMabel.   

USAfrica & CLASSmagazine's Founder Dr. Chido Nwangwu served as the event's master of ceremonies. A pictorial spotlight of the event appears exclusively on CLASSmagazine's mega-site www.PhotoWorks.TV  
http://photoworks.tv/classmagazine-vinmabel-foundation-detroit2011-chido

Additional photos will follow, soon, wt a special print edition feature in CLASSmagazine

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USAfrica: With little to show for years in office, Anambra Gov. Peter Obi takes to advertising hollow accomplishments. By Prof. Okey Ndibe.
 
Special to CLASSmagazine, USAfricaonline.com , PhotoWorks.TV and the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  IgboEventsAnambraPolitics, Nigeria360 and UNNalumni.

 
Mr. Peter Obi’s undoing – apart from the aforementioned paucity of imagination – lies in his increasing confidence that propaganda is a substitute for solid governance and verifiable achievements....
With little to show for his years so far in office, the governor has taken to trumpeting and advertising hollow accomplishments. His signature “accomplishment” is the tarring of 500 kilometers of roads. Missing in that claim – assuming the accuracy of the figure – is the poor quality of the roads. Last June, I traveled on Ifite road in Awka, one of the most recently tarred roads, and an important traffic artery that leads to the state-owned university. Despite the recentness of its construction, the road was already filled with potholes....
 
In fact the state capital, Awka, is so rundown and wretched that it would do war-ravaged Mogadishu no credit at all. What’s clear is that the governor believes his image to constitute aesthetic asset. Wherever you turn in the state capital, you’re bound to see some billboard, always with an image of Mr. Obi’s face. Some billboards carry cheap exhortations. Most tout the governor’s ostensible accomplishments. And what are these achievements? In one, Mr. Obi boasts of distributing 10,000 computers to schools and communities. In another, that he has provided some transformers. One was compelled to ask, what kind of computers? Did Mr. Obi ensure that the recipient schools have Internet access? Do they have qualified computer technicians? Do they even have electric power?
 
A pattern that seems to define Mr. Obi’s approach to governance is a relentless pursuit of the elephantine but hollow project. With fanfare he invited President Goodluck Jonathan to commission the Kenneth Onwuka Dike e-library in Awka. But there’s neither a single book nor computer in that so-called library. During my visit in June, the building was skirted by overgrown bush. Looking at the sign announcing the library, one was amazed. Does an empty building become a library – an e-library, for that matter – simply because a governor named it as one?
FULL text of this commentary by Ndibe, a contributing editor (since 1995) of Houston-based USAfrica and www.USAfricaonline.com appears here: 
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CLASSmagazine special: 900 pictures from Mrs. Stella Maduka's graduation party July 2011.
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May I cordially INVITE YOU to view my 810 photographs of CLASSmagazine's special worldwide feature of the UMUADA IGBO Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia metro Inauguration bash of Saturday August 20, 2011.  

PhotoWorks by Dr. Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica & CLASSmagazine, on assignment in Maryland. 

Special guest of honor/keynote speaker was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations Prof. Joy Ogwu. The DC-metro chapter and its members were inducted by the group's U.S national President Princess Nnenna Unaka. The chapter President is Lady Ujunne Akpuaka. National Patron of Umuada Igbo (US and the diaspora) Lady BB Akazie, Lolo Kate Ezeofor, founder of Umuada Igbo Nigeria, and several chapter members witnessed the successful and colorful event.  The inauguration had very strong support from Mr. & Mrs. Jude Onyegbado as chairman.
Special print edition feature of this event is coming in a few weeks.

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USAfrica toast to Ambassador Joy Ogwu's many distinctions.                        By Dr. Chido Nwangwu


USAfrica, Houston, August 22, 2011: Uche Joy Ogwu, distinguished Professor of international relations, diplomat, extraordinary daughter, wife, mother,  grand-mother, role model, community builder and active global citizen is leaving, daily, marks of a productive life. 
I think that Prof. Ogwu reflects the organic marriage of intellection and practicality; idealism and commonsense. Today is her birthday, as she was born August 22, 1946 --  hence, my privilege as Publisher of USAfrica to make a comment or two about this pace-setting woman of uncommon substance and, yes, of effortless, graceful beauty.

First, the body of work and records of Ambassador Ogwu's stellar achievements and pioneering distinctions in Nigeria's foreign service and currently at the United Nations in New York have set her on a path of deserving recognition. 
USAfricaonline.com notes, currently, that for the first time in the history of the Security Council of the United Nations, there are three women permanent representatives/ambassadors, namely: for the United States of America is Prof. Susan Rice, Brazil's Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti and Nigeria's Ogwu.

Second,  she represents and embodies the fact that our women and girls are capable of high achievements in their areas of interests, no matter the odds. 

This is a very relevant angle to her value especially to this age/generation where there are more young girls trying to be like Lady Gaga, Desperate Chicks and Beyonce than professors of mathematical sciences and internatio