Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Blossom Nnodim




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Blossom Nnodim is a Nigerian writer, compère, entrepreneur and public servant. She is popular across major cities in Nigeria for her social media educative start-up known as #AdoptATweep.

Blossom was born in Bauchi, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri and Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

Blossom Nnodim was awarded the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) of the U.S Department of State as one of the Young African Leaders selected to monitor the U.S Elections in November 2012. She has since been involved in electoral governance especially using social media and was invited to monitor the recent FCT Council elections as a Foreign Observer. She was one of the speakers at TedX Abuja.

In July 2012, she was named a ProMaCon Project Management Ambassador and committed herself to a Social Good Advocacy responsibility to use the social media and other platforms to educate young Nigerians about the ideals of project management and its indispensability to national development. She has variously been described as an inspiration to young people.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Catherine Uju Ifejika

Catherine Uju Ifejika is chairman and chief executive of the Britannia U Group, a group of oil and gas companies. The Company is an indigenous and Integrated Oil & Gas Company, incorporated on 4th December, 1995 under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Company has Upstream (Exploration & Production), Downstream, (Supply & Trading), Shipping and Sub-Surface Engineering Affiliate Companies. Recently her business bought a stake in a major oil and gas field, Ajapa. The reserves, according to Britannia, are worth $4.3bn

A lawyer by profession, Mrs Ifejika previously worked in the oil and gas industry for 20 years in Texaco, which later merged with Chevron, rising from junior counsel up to regional company secretary before retiring early to focus a building an enterprise for herself.

She is a graduate of Queens College Enugu and Ahmadu Bello University.