Pearlena Igbokwe Becomes First African Female Head Of Major US Television Studio

Pearlena Igbokwe, an Igbo-Nigerian-American media executive, has been appointed chairman of Universal Studio Group in the U.S.

Universal Studio Group is a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information for global audience. Mrs Igbokwe becomes the first woman of African descent to head a major American television studio.

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How Igbos Used Imu-Ahia To Conquer Poverty

So, we came across some tweets detailing the Igbo apprenticeship system called Imu-Ahia or ‘learning market’.

We know what you like, so we are dropping the link for you in the embedded tweet below (tweet loading).

Doctor Onwude Creates ‘Digital Drug’ Zemedy

Dr Jossy Onwude and Ms. Elena Mustatea have created an app that treats people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The name of the App is Zemedy. It is so successful that they play plan to create more Apps to cure more sick people.

The first solution the team built which has launched in the app store was Zemedy an app that has a 10-week course where you can discover CBT techniques to not only manage your symptoms but to treat them long term. The course includes effective ways to manage stress and anxiety through therapies that help you understand yourself and your triggers. The app has over 10,000 users to date, many of whom have come from word of mouth seeking a solution and it currently has a 4.7/5 ranking in the app store.

Congrats Onwude. We wish you the best of luck as you develop more apps to treat people suuffering from different ailments.

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New Jersey Governor Elect Phil Murphy Appoints 4 Igbos Into Transition Team

The Governor-elect of New Jersey, US, has appointed 4 nwa afor Igbo as members of his transition team.

The are:

Mazi Polly Ubah – Education, Access amd Opportunity unit;

Mazi Charles Ugo Eke – Technology and Innovation unit;

Mazi Francis Owoh – Environment and Energy unit,

And Mazi Iwuozo Obilor – Health unit

Congrats to them. Make Ndigbo proud.

Mazi Kaycee Madu Appointed Justice Minister In Alberta, Canada

Mazi Kaycee Madu, has been appointed as the justice minister and solicitor general of the Canadian province of Alberta.

Madu was born in the Igbo speaking part of Nigeria 47 years ago. He and his wife relocated from Nigeria to Canada in 2005. Within 15 years he has achieved this feat.

Praising Madu, Premier Jason Kenney on Tuesday said the appointment of Mr Madu makes a powerful statement at a time when Albertans have grown more sensitive to racial prejudice.

He said: “[Madu] is a man who has experienced racial prejudice firsthand and can bring that sensitivity to this important role.”

We at Igbo Defender congratulate Mazi Madu. We charge him to represent Ndigbo well by following the highest ideals of Ndigbo.

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