Edmond Owusu is a final year Software Engineering student at OpenLab NIIT. Few months ago, Edmund developed a payment application which allows the transfer of money from your bank account to your mobile money account and vice versa. He calls it ‘’Virtualpay’’. After the news went rival, Edmund has been nominated for the 2021 edition of UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards under the category of Best Student of the year and Best Software Developer Engineer.
Edmund has overcome the challenges of living with cerebral palsy and is making a lot of progress in his academics. ’’ I want to be a big time Software Developer’’ he says. Today we celebrate Edmund a confident and industrious student.
Ms. Caroline Bonya is an alumna of Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School, Saltpond; Central Region – Ghana, where she served as the President of the Writers’ and Debaters’ club, Deputy Editor in Chief, General Secretary for Red Cross Society from the year 2013 through to 2014 and was awarded certificates of active service as well as active membership in other organizations such as GUNSA, AFS and SYTO.
She held on to the very words of Michelle Obama; “there is no limit to what we as women can accomplish” and furthered her education outside Ghana where she pursued general Medicine at Saratov State Medical University, Russia.
She recently graduated from the above mentioned university as one of the two and only female foreign student to graduate summa cum Laude making her a holder of the notable “Red diploma”. Ergo, she was awarded a certificate of excellent studies and scientific research.
Not only did she take her academics seriously, she also participated in various extra – curricular activities which equally won her certificates of appreciation, participation, fourth and first place in competitions such as the VI Russian scientific week celebration, Annual scientific debate for the Faculty of Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene, Faculty of Russian Language I Russia Olympics in Russian language and History of medicine and the Faculty of internal medicine and endocrinology “Brain-ring” competition.
During her one year preparatory course at Saratov State Agrarian University, Miss Caroline Bonya also left her mark by graduating with a perfect GPA of 5.0
Being awarded a Certificate of Excellence along with other certificates of participation in the XI international scientific-practical conference, Cultural and International Educational Conference for educational institutions in Saratov and Annual Campaign “Reading Pushkin Together” during her one year of education there. Further more she chalked up interviews with Russia-1 (a renowned television station in Russia) owing to her active participation in the various programs listed above.
Despite having her hands full academically, Ms. Caroline Bonya still served the national union of Ghanaian students in Russia as the National General Secretary(2018-2019),Deputy Speaker of the Royal Senate (2019-2020,Secretary for Media Committee (2017-2018) and Editor for Editorial Committee (2016-2018) She contributed in the organization of the 2019 edition of the Kwame Nkrumah International Debate Competition and other educative radio programs including ones in collaboration with other unions in the diaspora. She also spearheaded the organization of Miss Ghana Russia 2019 which has contributed to the active participation of women in student politics. She as well served as a Judge on KNIDC 2019 & 2020 editions and was recognized by the union for her active participation in union activities.
Ms. Caroline Bonya owes her success to the Almighty God and is highly indebted to her family, friends, mentors and mentees for their tremendous support thus far. She continues to live by her favorite quote; “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice not chance determines your destiny – Aristotle” and promises to work harder despite her setbacks as she terms it; “the iceberg phenomenon of success” – nothing worthwhile comes on a silver platter. For someone who has had her fair share of setbacks and comebacks in life, she’s determined to show every other woman that if she can, then so can they.
Ms. Caroline Bonya remains an epitome of beauty with brains. Her integrity and conscientiousness are her greatest assets and her resolute spirit, her hallmark. She aspires to be a voice for her fellow women as she helps champion the course of women empowerment.
According to him, he believes in a call to humanity. By this he find time of his busy schedule to help people, he believes the world will be a better place if we all can help each other. With this, he was doubled as the most reliable personnel in Ukraine by Planaria Medical Agency
A good life is Something to do, Someone to love, Something to hope for.
Reliable people do what they say. It seems so simple and at such a low bar to be reliable. You might ask whether people even remember all those little promises. They might not, but be assured they do notice when you deliver on them. When someone always follows through, it is impressive. It is the quickest way to build credibility and trust with others.
2019 – 2020: Local coordinator for European Medical Students Association (EMSA) Kyiv FMO
2019 – 2021 Organizer, National Union of Ghanaian Students (NUGS) Kyiv.
Director of practical skills = HMI (Help Motherland International), an NGO which has instituted a program with the title “practical skills acquisition seminars” for medical and dental students in Ukraine Kyiv-branch.
Central coordinator, National union of Ghanaian students, Ukraine 2020-today academic year
The CEO of impact group network Rexford West has enclose to celebrate students who graduated in 2021, and alongside their education, also took time to impact and contribute to the society during time of study.
Believing the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers and this is a way to recognize and give them more exposure and also empower them to continue to impact the society.
Kindly send a brief history, leadership role, pictures and social media handle of any graduate influencer you know to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Rexford West is an interesting personality and a man of many passions as he is a Leader, youth advocate, Researcher, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Media Personnel and a Blogger! He aspires to create a positive impact in the world.
The June 4th Revolution or June 4th Uprising was an uprising in Ghana in 1979 that arose out of a combination of corruption, bad governance, frustration among the general public, and lack of discipline and frustrations within the Ghanaian army.
It was sparked when the then military government of the Supreme Military Council (SMC II) of General F K. Akuffo put then flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings on public trial for attempting to overthrow the government on May 15, 1979.
This happened because Rawlings was a junior soldier in the Ghanaian Army who with other soldiers were refused their salaries.
Rawlings turned the trial against the government by accusing it of massive corruption and requesting that his fellow accused be set free as he was solely responsible for the mutiny.
He was incarcerated for sentencing. His diatribe resonated with the entire nation as there was massive suffering.
On the night of June 3, 1979, junior military officers including Major Boakye Djan broke into the jail where Rawlings was being held and freed him and ostensibly marched him to the national radio station to make an announcement.
The first time the public heard from Rawlings was a now legendary statement that he Rawlings had been released by the junior officers and that he was under their command.
He requested all soldiers to meet with them at the Nicholson Stadium in Burma Camp in Accra.
The entire nation went up in uproar. The soldiers rounded up senior military officers including three former heads of states, General F. K Akuffo, Ignatious Kutu Acheampong, and Afrifa for trial. They were subsequently executed by firing squad.
Rawlings was appointed the head of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) by the revolting Junior military officers to run the country until the ongoing election was completed.
He handed over power to Dr. Hilla Limann in September 1979. But Rawlings again overthrew Limann on 31 December 1981.
Though June 4th became a noted date in Ghana’s history, it has been said to be a date that brings a lot of pain to people who either lost loved ones, lost businesses or had to flee the country.
Meanwhile, all is set for the virtual celebration of the 41st anniversary of the June 4 uprising today, Thursday, June 4, 2020.
Rawlings and leader of the uprising will deliver the keynote address for the event which will be under the theme, “Strengthening the Spirit of Patriotism, Resilience and Integrity in Difficult Times”.
Due to existing social distancing and ban on gatherings protocols instituted by government as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will not be open to the public.
According to the anniversary planning committee, other speakers at the E-durbar will include NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia as well as Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor, Ambassador Dan Abodakpi, Maame Efua Sekyi-Addo and Sussie Efua Adoboe all leading members of the NDC.
Europe based Ghanaian rapper Soulja Kellyhas revealed on Brazil based radio station (Gam Radio Africa) during an interview with sunset drive host ‘Shelta” that his fans should expect an EP this year hopefully.
He also spoke about what inspired him to do music, his education, family life people he grew up with and also how migrating to Ukraine has made more positive impact on his music career.
He also made a shocking revelation that where he’s coming from, you’re made to believe Sarkodie is the biggest artiste, but he doesn’t believe he’s bigger than him, that he knows his worth. When he was been ask whether is believe Sarkodie is the biggest artist in Ghana by the host.
As with any of the true pleasures in life, however, moderation is key. If you’re masturbating to an excessive degree, you could run the risk of not only interfering with your daily routine but your overall perception of life and fulfillment, too. It all depends on your approach — and how likelihood you are to become obsessive about it.
“People can have a negative relationship with masturbation, particularly if it means you are neglecting other areas of your life. If you masturbate in the morning and it makes you late for work, or if other relationships in your life feel neglected, that can be a challenge,” explains sex expert, oral sex instructor and manager of operations and outreach at Self Serve Toys, Hunter Riley. “Masturbation and sex are two different practices, and so are porn and ‘real life’ sex. Porn is not a representation of how most people have sex in real life, so as long as you keep realistic expectations about what you see in porn vs. what you expect from partners in real life, there shouldn’t be much of an impact to your sex life.”
To be clear, masturbation is healthy. The only issue is when it disrupts your lifestyle, your emotions, your relationship and your overall happiness. Here, a guide to the possible negative side effects of masturbation, and what to do if you find yourself in this situation:
1. How Masturbation Can Affect Your Physical Health
While your perception of masturbation might be the feel-good vibes it releases once you reach orgasm, Riley says there are plenty of other positive side effects of spending some time below your belt. “Masturbation has lots of positive health benefits including stress relief, help to get to sleep, reduced tension, boosted immunity and more,” she says.
But if you’re masturbating so fiercely and intensely, perhaps as a way to avoid other issues in your life that you don’t want to deal with or accept, you might cause some damage to your penis and testicles. Coleen Singer, sexpert at Sssh.com, says if you’re compulsive with your habits, you might experience rashes, redness and irritation to your genitals. This can be extremely painful, especially if you can’t keep yourself from masturbating, even when you’re raw or frankly, not in the mood. Though the obsessive-compulsive-must-touch-myself mentality is much more emotionally charged than physically inspired, the aftermath on your private areas could be extensive. That’s why seeking the advice of a therapist is recommended, and if you notice any irritation, begin using a lubricant to ward off the symptoms while you recover.
2. How Masturbation Can Affect Your Psychological Health
You might take the time to study and pay close attention to the reactions of your partner as you navigate different erogenous zones of her body, but how much TLC do you give yourself? When used as a method of determining new ways to please yourself that can be translated into your sexual experiences with a partner, masturbation can actually build your self-esteem. “Masturbation can increase self-confidence because you don’t have to rely on another person for sexual release and satisfaction. If you know how to please yourself, it can be easier to help a partner learn how to please you, which is a win for everyone,” Riley explains
But, if you have leftover guilty feelings from your childhood where your sexuality as suppressed, or if you feel dependent on your habits, you might find yourself struggling in the opposite direction. You might even rely so heavily on jerking yourself off, that you neglect to seek emotional assistance when you need it, or find other ways to manage your moods. “Since masturbation does improve mood and create a sensation of happiness, some people could begin to use masturbation too frequently and it could become an unhealthy stress reliever,” Geter says.
Nigerian music executive Paul O called Burna Boy and Davido, and Wizkid – who was present – to order in an Instagram post after the incident.
He called them his sons and described them as ‘afrobeats heroes’, adding that they should use their ‘super powers’ to ‘unlock greatness, set an example and lead the way’.
He wrote: “Dear Sons, African Giant, Baddest OBO, and biggest Star Boy. I love you guys, You all have made monumental strides to advance African culture around the world. Your music has helped to change the face of Afrobeats and turned it into one of the most popular music genres today. You all have worked so so so hard to achieve this status and we are proud of what you have contributed to music, as talented musicians, and most importantly as African men.
This year has taught us all valuable lessons about life, love, friendship, work and passion. Let’s not forget the reason we all started.
A rector called John Adekolawole at the Federal Polytechnic Ede in Osun State, Nigeria has been suspended following a discovery that a king-size bed was mounted in his office that enables him to sleep at work.
Speaking at an emergency congress of the union, Adekunle Masopa, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) in the institution, said the board based its decision on 21 grounds.
According to TheCable, he said, “The following are some of the reasons adduced for the action: one, flagrant dereliction of duty by absconding from office for about a month.
Two, the desecration of the highly respected office of the rector with the creation of a bedroom furnished with a king-size bed which has made it possible for him to be sleeping at work.”
“Improper improvisation of a dual award programme of National Diploma plus NCE (Nigeria Certificate in Education) programme in collaboration with a consultant.”