How Igbo Statesman Ken Olisa Is Quietly Developing Great Britain With His Bank And Charity

Dear Igbodefender, you need to read about this man, who owns a merchant bank in the UK, gives millions of Pounds in charity, and is in charge of Greater London, among other feathers o. Igbo were mmadu. Nigeria kwesiri i nye Ndi Igbo there haha me the di great for Nigeria, ho ha! Gwo maka this great man na the article below:

Ken Olisa can remember almost to the day when he started wearing bow ties. It was 1982, and he had just been promoted to regional marketing director for the computer company Wang Laboratories. The idea was that he didn’t want to appear like all the other Brits, jetting around Europe and beyond, dispensing orders. His other, less dandyish, gesture was to take French lessons. Fast forward more than three decades and the bow tie is still present, the French phrases less so.

“Once you’ve started, you can’t stop,” Olisa says, making his sartorial style sound like an addiction.

Then his tone changes: “There is a more serious point in the context of all the things I do now: if you are a black businessperson in the UK, there is a danger you look like all the other black business people.”

Is it best to stand out or fit in? When you become the first British-born black man to serve on the board of a major public company, there is a bit of both. And once he got going, Olisa hasn’t been able to stop. In the past 10 years, he has collected jobs and charity posts like stamps, with his latest, the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, the most auspicious yet.

“I didn’t really know what one was,” he admits, giving most people’s reaction. At the end of May, Olisa began acting as a point man for the Royal Family, choreographing visits in the capital and sometimes standing in for them. It gives him an office in Whitehall, a smart new uniform – bow tie not included – and 90 staff.

He wants to take the role and run with it. Working at IBM first, and now running his own merchant bank, Restoration Partners, Olisa has a background in technology, but much of his time is spent on tackling homelessness and social exclusion.

Igbo Businessman Builds & Donates Police Station To Nigerian Police Force

Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris has commended Air Peace Chairman, Chief Allen Onyema for building a Police Station at Uli in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
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The Igbo as a Blessing to Nigeria – Reno Omokri

On the 15th of August 1945, the axis nations fighting in the Pacific theater defeated imperial Japan and two weeks later, Japan formally surrendered to allied forces led by the U.S. General, Douglas McArthur, who formally accepted the signed articles of surrender.

But though the U.S. defeated Japan, they never decimated Japan’s great technological and industrial complex. They were visionary enough to distinguish these from Japan’s military industrial complex, which they scrapped.

Realizing that Japan was decades ahead of the West in many technologies, the allied powers, led by the US, allowed those  industries to remain as a going concern and took the unique step of enacting legislation and policies to enable them flourish. What they did in Japan, they also did in Europe.

In Europe, the US, acting unilaterally, even went a step further by introducing the Marshall Plan through which America sent financial and other types of aid to help Europe (and especially Germany) recover from the ravages of the Second World War.

The point of the allied and American actions in Japan and Europe is that technological advancement belongs to the human race and should not be allowed to suffer because of a quarrel or war amongst humans. This lesson was thoroughly established in 642 AD when the Library of Alexandria was burnt to the ground during the Muslim conquest of Egypt.

It has been argued that that act set the world several centuries back in technological advancement and has become something to watch out for during the prosecution of a war. A war is a quarrel between or amongst people that is settled by means of violence.

It is not a quarrel between or amongst technology, so civilized nations have pursued the policy of fighting wars while preserving technology.

Gone should be the days of the scorched earth policy which is why despite the bestiality of the apartheid regime, President Nelson Mandela did not do a Mugabe, but rather left intact White owned farms, industry and universities and only insisted that they be opened to Blacks and other races.

This brings me to Nigeria. I would like to state a fact that will be argued against, but still a fact that even those who would argue against it know to be true. The Igbo (or Ibo) ethnic nationality of Nigeria are the most technologically advanced Black race on planet earth, bar none! This is a fact. Continue reading “The Igbo as a Blessing to Nigeria – Reno Omokri”

Jim Ovia Scholarship 2016 + How To Apply

Jim Ovia is the principal owner of Zenith Bank, and like a proper Igbo achiever who has used the principle of Equianoism to rise to the top, he continues to give generously. One of the ways Mr Ovia, who is from Delta State has given is through an annual scholarship programme.

The application deadline for this year’s given funding spree is November 15, and it is for Nigerian universities only. If you are an undergraduate of graduate student of a Nigerian university, you are eligible. To see more important details and to apply, go here.

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele donates gifts to different orphanages in Agbor

Governor of Nigeria’s central bank, Godwin Emefiele has donated all gift he received from well-wishers during his mum’s burial to motherless babies homes in the Agbor area of Delta State.

Emefiele who comes from the Igbo part of Delta State paid surprise visits to the orphanages. This donation is Generous Equianoism.

See photos of the gifts: http://www.bellanaija.com/2016/04/emefiele-donates-all-gifts-received-at-mothers-funeral-to-motherless-babies-homes/