Thursday, 30 March 2017

SPECIAL FOCUS ON GROWING BRANDS: MUDI AFRICA SUCCESS TRACED TO KING SOLOMON'S ADVICE ON DILIGENCE




Unknown to may, Mudi Africa's success in life and business can be traced to warning in the book of proverbs, the super book written by worlds ever wisest man, KING SOLOMON 


In an advice he gave on success, the wise flamboyant King said in Proverbs that
  "I went past the field of a sluggard,
    past the vineyard of someone who has no sense; thorns had come up everywhere,
    the ground was covered with weeds,
    and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed

    and learned a lesson from what I saw: A little sleep, a little slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief
    and scarcity like an armed man.






This is a food for thought read, and it is no surprise that Mudi Africa today live a meticulous life, neat lounge, clean garden, absolute fine Finnish in his dress making, rises up very early to come to office and maintain a very high profile celebrity guest list as his A LISTED clients -
IN life indeed, we tend to reap what we sow


MUDI: A BRIEF PROFILE  


Clement Mudiaga Enajemo, with over 2 DECADE   experience in the fashion industry has always surpassed the expectations of his clients by providing them with outstanding and world class designs. It was as a result of this initial success that he founded MUDI AFRICA LTD with vision of being the most sought after brand name in fashion.


MUDI is not only a household name in Nigeria, but also in other parts of Africa. 
At MUDI they  believe that every fabric has its unique language and that the ability to understand the language of the fabric makes a designer, resulting in the creation of a Masterpiece. It is therefore only fitting that our designs are a Limited collection with only 4 pieces of each in production to guarantee Exclusivity. A major focus at MUDI AFRICA is customer satisfaction, which we achieve based on the Powerful and Unique designs that Their clothes represent.


Mudi's  clientele consists of high profile individuals ranging from musicians and actors, to business men and even politicians. We have been privileged to dress; John Fashunu (former Aston Villa player), Ramsey Noah, Desmond Elliot, Olu Jacobs (all giants in the Nollywood industry), Salif Keita, Youssou N’dour
(music icons) and John Kufuor(former president of Ghana) to name but a few.

At Mudi Africa, they  express the dynamism in the African culture through our designs,the affluence and bold personality of the African man, also, we communicate peace,unity and progress through our work. Our head office is located in Lagos, with other branches in Abuja, Accra, Dakar, Johannesburg and Nairobi.........

 Mudi Africa ….a timeless Dream.

*SPECIAL FOCUS REPORT
BY Osagie 
M. Cerutti
 *****
For G. CERUTTI MEDIA  GROUP

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GLOBAL MONEY WEEK: TOP BANKS CEO'S TEAMS OF WIT CBN MAGEMENT TEAM... GOES TO SCHOOL TO MENTOR YOUNG STUDENTS ON ESSENCE OF GOOD MONEY MANAGEMENT




As part of the continuation of the extensive Global money week program, expected to stretch the whole week, the  Central Bank of Nigeria WILL    today collaborate with the bankers committee to take financial education to schools across the country.

Today deposit money banks CEOs with their top executives joined by the CBN top Management and other executives will leave their offices and go to schools to engage students under the National Financial Literacy Framework programme of the Schools reach out and Mentoring.
School children will be taught basic financial topics, concepts and social issues.


The aim is to drive financial education knowledge among this target segment so that they can imbibe positive financial habits at their young age and grow up to be financially disciplined adults. 
The presence of these personalities will be role models to the children.

Meanwhile, also part of the global money week, all road will lead to the  Methodist Girls College , Yaba where CBN Deputy Director, Hajia Khadejah Kasim  will lead a delegation to take part in a mentoring program  for the students tagged  mentoring the youths of today to read
*SPECIAL TIPS: BENEFIT OF MENTORING LITTLE CHILDREN

Some of the specific benefits for mentoring young people, researchers have discovered include the following:

·         1.    An improved sense of health and well-being
·         2.    An enhanced self-image and sense of self-worth
·         3.    A sense of feeling valued and appreciated
·         4.    A sense of feeling competent and accomplished
·         5.    A sense of spiritual fulfillment
·         6.    A feeling of having gained deeper insights into one’s own childhood experiences
·         7.    A deeper understanding of and appreciation for one’s own children
·         8.    A sense of satisfaction from "giving back to the community"
·         9.    A sense of feeling needed

·         10.  A feeling of being respected by others for contributing to society in a very important way

A SPECIAL GLOBAL MONEY WEEK /CBN PROJECT REPORT

BY CERUTTI MEDIA GROUP

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

GLOBAL MONEY WEEK: THE ABC OF CBN'S EDUCATIONAL DRIVE FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY AMONG TODAY'S YOUTHS (1)

"A sound financial system   can only be achieved by building  confidence among  the Nigerian public to participate and enjoy the benefit that abound in the financial system"- CBN CONSUMER PROTECTION DIRECTOR UMMA DUTSE 


* A SPECIAL CBN/GLOBAL MONEY WEEK  REPORT BY
By Cerutti MIKE  Osagie, " DE Czar of letter’’. Email: youngchief@yahoo.com





ONLY on Monday an  event  aimed to commemorate the global money week- an initiative  of   the child and youth finance international (CYFI) across the world  to create awareness among children/ youths so as to equip them with knowledge, skills and opportunities to use financial services responsibly and prudently had this years theme simply as : " Learn • Save •Earn"-was staged in Abuja and sponsored by Central bank of Nigeria 

In that event, the CBN  Director, Consumer Protection Department, Umma A.Dutse delivered a very sensitive paper, Read on his behalf by Hajia Khadeja Kasim- CBN Deputy Director/head consumer education unit,here are  key ABC POINT OF THE PAPER 



* It is CBN duty and that of all Nigerian to  to educate young children on need to start savings on time so that they can gain financial literacy advantage

*As tomorrow leaders, today children are indeed very important to the growth and development of our great country, for among them today are lawyers, doctors, engineers, scientist , politician or even CBN Governor

*One of the mandate of CBN in promoting a sound financial system which  can only be achieved by building  confidence among  the Nigerian public to participate and enjoy the benefit that abound in the financial system



*An essential and indispensable component of CBN consumer protection programme as well as the financial inclusion strategy is FINANCIAL EDUCATION, for it is only when the vast majority of the NIGERIAN POPULATION IS FINANCIAL LITERATE THAT THEY CAN PARTICIPATE AND TAKE UP OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE FORMAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM, THEREBY CONTRIBUTING TO FINANCIAL STABILITY 

* Part ii coming soon
 

65TH SPECIAL TRIBUTE ON ONE OF AFRICA'S MOST METICULOUS POLITICIAN AND MASTER STRATEGIST, ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU



‘Liberty is the right to discipline oneself in order not to be disciplined by others’’…CLEMENCEAU




Cerutti M Osagie, "Czar of letter’’.








Dr Robert Waddle was most categorical IN his submission on the revered word called PRESTIGE when he summed that ‘Prestige is the reputation of victory’’

In Africa as a whole and Nigeria in particular, when matters of modern day top flight politics and business people is being talked about, one name that is synonymous to the prestige in victory sign is the man called Asiwaju Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu aka DE
JAGABAN

That Nigerians clamored for CHANGE and now basking in high level CHANGE is a task made possible with efforts of a tight team tag which is made up of men like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu


In one of his historic quote shortly before the 2015 general elections that saw the then opposition party APC taken over power in Nigeria and recorded by this wordsmith, the Asiwaju posited that: ‘ Power is not served to you on platter of gold, the way you go to a Chinese restaurant and ask the waiter to give you a Chinese cuisine, you must work hard, strategies all night and all day and take power by force, it is not a wish list affair, it is a must do affair for you to get it’’

That is political strategist for you; today power has finally changed hands, but beyond the prestige attached to the political change of baton, who is the man Asiwaju? What are the secret of his success? What are his essential elements?

In a most elaborate down to earth exclusive interview with one of Asiwaju’s trusted political sons and protégé in person of media practitioner cum Senator Babafemi Ojudu
REVEALED TO US the top secrets of the Asiwaju -A piece dedicated as his 65th birthday gift from CERUTTI MEDIA/WORLD INDUSTRY LEADERS ONLINE MAGAZINE . Enjoy the excerpt in bullet point

· A MAN OF INTENSE PASSION

In the words of Senator Ojudu ‘the number one secret of Asiwaju’s success is an undying passion in whatever he finds his hands to do

‘From the word go, he has developed and applied the biblical law to his life which says: FIND A MAN WHO IS DILIGENT IN HIS WORK HE WILL SERVE BEFORE KINGS NOT ORDINARY MEN’’

‘Asiwaju sees passion as a bigger word for diligence and anything he does all his life he has applied massive passion into it and won big and that is why her has always been a man of First, he rose from grass to be the top man in TEXACO, when he quit to play politics, he used the word passion to emerge as one of the earliest NADECO leaders and later Governor of Lagos state, it was that same passion that led him to be one of the early ,men to turn LAGOS into a now cosmopolitan city , he always tells us that nothing can beat your passion for your work

· A MOST HUMANE MAN


Senator Ojudu was most categorical when he described why Asiwaju now roost on top of Nigerian political battle field as APC National leader

‘’He, Asiwaju believes in the principle that it is not vital for the left hand to always know what the right hands does, and I can tell you that long before he became the Governor of Lagos, he has been touching the lives of many countless people. Even as a kid growing up whenever his mother gives him money he shears it among all his class mate that have no money, that was his reputation as a youth, even food he shares

‘’Even as the boss of TEXACO, welfare of all and sundry was his hallmark, the whites talk of his large heart, the blacks also do, it is no surprise then when he decided to play active politics all the good will from north ,east and south followed him to the political battlefield

‘’I recall another case study when the late Gen Fejuyi family had issue with their home, the new s got to Asiwaju, he simply made a call and a design was shown him by an architect, in no time a house was built and donated to the widow of the late general, that is how far Asiwaju can go to touch lives



· A WORKAHOLIC


The revered oxford dictionary describes a workaholic as a person who compulsively works hard and long hours. AND that is Asiwaju for you, he thrives on working when others sleep, all he has achieved in life is work did when others sleep, he is in meetings till dawn, he once told us that to be great we must use the middle of nights very well

· NO RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION


Asiwaju Bola Tinubu understood something that a lot of people try to do but find it hard to do, he is Muslim but die snot discriminate on religion, his wife Senator Remi Tinubu attends churches, he does not help you and give you break or job based on religion but on ability, he support many Christian and charity curses the way he does to Muslim ones, we must learn from him here


· Apart from all these, Asiwaju also enjoys reading,

watching soccer, mentoring young ones and loves to support young men move to next level, but he must be convinced that they are ambitious and are not fly by night minded people

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

WHY LAGOS BUSINESS MAN AND PHILANTROPIST GREG WINFUL, THE OTUNBA ATOBATELE OF OJOKORO LAND RELOCATED TO HOME OF PEACE , JOS


"Home is where your heart loves"


For his philanthropic gestures , not so long ago, Lagos business man and philanthropist,  GREG Winful was installed as the OTUNBA ATOBATELE OF OJOKORO LAND
 

It was a most elaborate ceremony held in Ojokoro outskirt of Lagos that had the who is who in Lagos in attendant.

Otunba Greg who has been behind  the sponsorship of several less privilege students to school ,  and a pillar of Catholic community where he plays a key role in uplifting plight of widows and orphans, suddenly left the breezy city of  Lagos, and kept many night club addict and socialite wondering what went wrong

BUT  we finally caught up with him in his his new Jos , plateau  state capital base,where he is now  running a most serene resort in Plateau  state, by Bukuru Anguldi near Vom, Otunba told CERUTTI MEDIA that" Yes, I know many have been wondering, bu  am here now in Jos and at peace





" I had t follow my mind to come settle in a quite place, devoid of loud noise, again my father is getting old and I had to oversea  his business interest, while I also take another eye on my new venture called FUNAH resort,in Anguldi

Does  he miss Lagos life? " No, " he said " Home is where your heart is, am home in Jos and I LOVE to also contribute to our tourism growth and see how we can further enlighten the need of peace here, I have no regrets"  he smiled off

He then called on all those seeking peace and tranquility to consider making Jos their second home, just as he has done-not second for him though, but 1st


* WE WISH THE Otunba best of luck in his new 
peace and tourism venture


-Reported by young chief Mike Cerutti, who was in FUNAH RESORT JOS

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THE LOUIS ODION SEGMENT ON TUESDAY:VCI @ 70: An old boy's declassified file


HAPPY 70 VCI

By Louis Odion, FNGE


Even as a rookie reporter with Concord Press back in 1993, I did not have to scale any big hurdle to see legal icon, Chief Gani Fewinhinmi, SAN, that very first day. Once the receptionist at his Anthony, Lagos chambers announced via the intercom that the visitor was "from Victory College Ikare", I was immediately led upstairs and ushered into his expansive office.
To his feet, he sprang with child-like excitement and locked me in a bear-hug like long-lost friends, even though he had graduated from VCI a decade before I was even born. Without hesitation, he gave me an extensive interview and, at the end, was patronizing enough to personally see me off to the reception, holding my hand, proudly introducing me to everyone on the way (including Festus Keyamo) as "My fellow Victorian".
Such was the talismanic effect of the "Victorian" invocation among those bonded by its heritage and weaned on its twin transcendental values of laboramus (workingand expectorante (expecting). The school's colors are white and navy blue.
But that spirit of kinship would be tested precisely a decade later when the great Gani took up a brief from THISDAY against this writer, Dr. Amanze Obi and The Sun newspaper in the now celebrated copyright case. He won the suit for THISDAY. Even before the legal fireworks opened in court, Gani was empathetic enough to call me privately and utter these comforting words: "Fellow Victorian, please don't be angry that I took up this brief against your interest. It's a just a point of law, nothing personal. I believe you'll understand."
The "people's lawyer" was only one in a long list of greats VCI sired who individually have extended the national frontiers in various spheres. Like former second citizen, now late Admiral Mike Akhigbe; late Chief Ade Adefarati (one-time Ondo governor); General Alfred Aduloju (former Secretary, Supreme Military Council during Murtala/Obasanjo regime); and Justice Akintan (retired Supreme Court Justice).
We also have Professor Michael Faborode (former Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University); both the Olukare of Ikare and Owa Ale of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Momoh and Oba Adegbite Adedoyin respectively; Bishop Mathew Owadayo (retired Anglican Bishop of Egba Diocese); and one-time VCI principal and presently the Secretary General of Afenifere, Bashorun Seinde Arogbofa.
The younger generation of alumni include retired General Jones Arogbofa (Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan); present Osun Deputy Governor, Mrs. Laoye Tomori; Senator Ajayi Boroffice (representing Ondo North); Segun Abrahams (aspirant on APC platform in the Ondo 2016 governorship race); Jiti Ogunye (Lagos-based lawyer) and award-winning journalist, Akin Orimolade.
Next week marks the 70th anniversary of the premier college founded "for culture, for science" by a missionary, Lennon Jubilee.

Week-long activities marking its illustrious history open on Monday (February 20) with a public lecture as the grand finale on Saturday (February 25).
Indeed, as generations of old students began to regroup in the ancient town of Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State ahead of the platinum celebration, emotions would overflow.
Old memories would come alive. Of the tolling school bell summoning the morning devotion. Echoes of the school band playing as the assembly dispersed. The wet smell of grass during Labour Hour as pupils descended on the school farm with cutlasses and hoes. Classmates bursting into hot tears on graduation day, afraid they might never see again. Moist enveloping distant Ikare hills at dawn and haze during harmattan… 
For my generation, it would particularly be sentimental. If the 80s have been described as the twilight of the ferment of Nigeria's intellectual culture and the 70s its apogee, then we probably then qualify to be addressed as the children of transition. The last of the analogue before the digital age.
With the supplanting of the 6-5-4 with 6-3-3-4 system in 1984, Nigeria's academic complexion would not be the same again. And with the ethical realm systematically taken apart with the permissive culture of the cancerous Ibrahim Babangida regime beginning from 1985, the roof literally began to leak on the nation. 
I attended VCI between 1983 and 1988, incidentally when now septuagenarian Chief Arogbofa was principal. (The present principal is Mr. Ariyo Bode.) Beginning from 1982, the college was re-designated as "boys only".
Were we always good boys? Not all the time. We played naughty sometimes. We had our favorite teachers. Those who liked carrying canes about like staff of office were naturally hated. We invented ugly nick-names for them. As revenge, we would mimic their mannerisms beyond the earshot or eye-view of the authority. 
The sophomore years are usually the age of impression, when young adolescents begin to adopt monickers in an attempt to express a new sense of awareness. One day, a classmate ran into a big trouble, necessitating his mother, a complete illiterate to be summoned to the school from a neighboring village.
Seeking clarity first, the interrogating teacher began by asking what inspired the old woman to name her ward "Reverend Poison". She did not understand the English name. So, the tutor transliterated it to Yoruba: "Alufa Majele".
Instantly, she, waving the right hand round her head and casting the report away in a supreme African gesture of denunciation, thundered in anger: "Omo temi ki she Alufa Majele. Segun ni mo so omo mi. (My own son is not Reverend Poison. I named him Segun.)"
So, to sustain sanity across the school sitting on vast swath of land, Principal Arogbofa never spared the rod and encouraged teachers to be as generous.
Tall, slim-built and ever smartly dressed, the principal demanded of the teaching staff excellence not only in the way they taught, but also the way they appeared and carried themselves. As a tutor, woe-betide you if you came to his office in shabby attires. So much that a rather apocryphal story was often told then of a teacher who, apparently not knowing how else he could dazzle, entered Principal Arogbofa's office tucking in his "conductor's" (French suit)!
Overall, while we passed through VCI, emphasis was not placed only on grooming students academically; it extended to encouraging us to take more than passing interest in the School Chapel events, sports as well as extra-curricular activities. For instance, the School Press Club offered me the first platform to explore my writing talent. I did amateur boxing on the side. 
Principal Arogbofa always called everyone his son. His relentless counseling rooted in deep Christian values of perseverance and modesty made me have faith early in hard work, stand firm for my conviction and embrace a work ethic that treasures good name over gold and silver. 
Same value obliges us never to, even for a moment, forget the son/daughter of who we are. And instill in us a deep sense of brotherhood and solidarity, never to succumb to temptation to betray or abandon our friends in trying moments, however dire the circumstances. 
Once, a classmate was slapped with an unusually heavy sanction for an unruly conduct by being asked to cut tall grasses almost half the size of a soccer pitch. He was not expected in class until the bush had been cleared. In solidarity, words were soon passed around in whispers that class members should stay back after school hours. Once the school became empty, we the volunteers descended on the field with our sharpened cutlasses like locust and within an hour, the thicket of grass had been mowed down.
The following day, the class master could not believe his eyes. Having perhaps gone to bed the previous night reveling in the malicious pleasure that the wayward boy had been given something to keep him busy for a long time, the teacher now found himself confronted by what seemed a First Testament miracle. 
Following the boy's continued insistence that he cleared all the vast weeds all by himself even as the conniving classmates looked on in a cliff-edge fright, the teacher then took a second unbelieving look at his little quarry and finally, to our relief, only shook his head in a knowing silence.
A pity, he had no evidence to implicate anyone. 
Truly, as stated in the school anthem we daily sang, VCI is the "foster mother of us all".