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Rev. Sister Lillian Chibiko: Combining Industry And The Frock

There is more to Reverend Sister Lillian Chibiko than meets the eye and in a chat with SI Magazine, she opened up on why she opted to venture into exploring the possibilities in solar power generation and biogas. Hardly does anyone today remember if there was ever a time when there was constant power supply in this country, but with the turn of the century came the call on the Federal Government by many to, as a matter of urgency, look inward to end the incessant power outages, which have, without question, crippled the nation’s industrial sector. But then, though ...
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Hanging Out With Joyce Aremu – The ‘Motor Doctor’

I was expecting to see a hulking and less beautiful lady, the day I met Joyce Longtang Aremu. That is the stereotypical image of mechanics, much more a female mechanic. But reality proved the opposite. She was feminine, soft-spoken and had good looks. She gracefully walked into the auto-mechanics shop obviously prepared for the day’s job, wearing a beautiful smile. Then she approached two waiting female customers, whom she had few words with before sitting behind her computer system. After tapping few buttons, she turned to me and said, “I’m ready.” “How did you get into cars?” I asked. Joyce’s ...
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A Chat With Maryjane Nwabuokei (Mama G), The Taxi Driver

Taxi-driving in the city of Abuja can be a strenuous and unsafe job; one most men would not consider taking up. But to see a woman do it; that’s something special. S.I spoke to Mrs Mary-Jane ‘Mama G’ Nwabuokei. Good-looking and soft-spoken Nwabuokei is a graduate of marketing from the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State and a native of Aniocha South local government area of Delta State. She made a job out of taxi-driving because of her love for driving. “For me, in the beginning, driving was fun, but when situations turned around, I didn’t think twice about taking it ...
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