Presidential Weekly Address: America Is Leading The World…In Black Genocide. In Racism. In Dumbfuckery.


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Weekly Address: America is Leading the World

 

Published on Sep 27, 2014

In this week’s address, the President reiterated the forceful and optimistic message of American leadership that he delivered in his speech before the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week.

 

 

 

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I used to be a followers and blind supporter of President Of The United States Of America, Barack Hussein Obama. I still support the concept of government and 75% of Barack’s agenda. Releasing videos such as this weeks Weekly Address titled “America Is Leading The World” make me wonder why I ever supported his Presidency. America leads the world in cutting benefits for it’s citizens. America leads the world in covert and blatant racism against it’s citizens. America leads the world in hypocrisy by fighting wars for the liberties and freedoms for foreign nations when right here in AmeriKKKa, citizens have no freedoms or liberties.

 

Women are disregarded as human beings. People Of Color are shot down in the streets by law enforcement. Members of the LGBTQA1 community have to fight to marry whom they love. U.S. military veterans have their benefits slashed to pay for corporate welfare. SNAP food recipients have their benefits cut to pay for wealthy tax breaks. The list of whats wrong in AmeriKKKa is too long to type out here, but if you’ve been paying attention, you know the turmoil this never great nation is embroiled in today.

 

Sticking our heads in the sand and making videos saying “America Is Leading The World” is almost as asinine as ignoring the murder of Black Americans by a law enforcement community/profession that almost weekly shoots to kill unarmed, innocent Black American citizens. We CAN NOT fight lack of freedom and liberty in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine or Palestine, when right here at home humans are being systematically slaughtered for being Black. We CAN NOT drop food and supplies to a mountain top full of refugees fleeing harm from ISIS rebels when right here in AmeriKKKa, citizens living below the poverty level are hungry, and hunted by our very own police and law enforcement agencies.

 

 

AmeriKKKa Is Leading The World. Just not in anything positive, worthwhile or good. Unless you happen to be caucasian, wealthy and part of the 99%….or racist.  AmeriKKKa does lead the world is bull shit. Just ask Women, People Of Color, Immigrants, Voters, The Poor and Veterans.

 

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The Last 24™


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West Wing Week: 9/26/14 or “Stronger When We Stand United”

 

Published on Sep 26, 2014

This week, the President unveiled the “It’s on Us” campaign, signed the America’s Promise Summit Declaration and headed to New York City for the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

 

 

 

President Barack Obama speaks at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

 

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The President Delivers Remarks at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit

 

Published on Sep 26, 2014

President Obama addressed 44 nations gathered at the White House for the Global Health Security Agenda Summit on September 26, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FAA: Fire at facility stops Chicago air traffic

 

Published on Sep 26, 2014

Chicago air traffic has been stopped due to a fire at an FAA facility in Aurora, Illinois, according to an official.

 

 

 

NRA Women Love at First Shot | Ep. 1 Bonus Clip: Being Responsible

 

 

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With cuts to similar programs, the Common Pantry feeds more New Yorkers

 

Published on Sep 26, 2014

New York’s millionaires have increased cost of living, leaving many residents struggling to pay for both shelter and food.

 

 

 

Pierre Boussaguet Quartet – Live at The New Morning 2003 [Full HD]

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks at Meeting of the Open Government Partnership

 

Published on Sep 26, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a meeting of the Open Government Partnership in New York, New York on September 24, 2014. A text transcript can be found at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-o…

 

 

 

Muslim Cleric from Contentious Fox and CNN Interviews Arrested in Counterterrorism Raid

 

Published on Sep 26, 2014

The Muslim cleric featured in heated interviews on both CNN and Fox News last month was arrested Thursday as part of a London police counterterrorism raid.

 

According to The Guardian, Anjem Choudary was among nine Islamic men arrested on suspicion of “being members of a proscribed organization, or supporting a proscribed organization, as well as encouraging terrorism.”

 

Choudary was once spokesman for al-Muhajiroun, a radical group now banned in England. The organization has reformed under various aliases, officials allege, while the cleric himself has denied ever supporting acts of terror.

 

Mediaite readers may be familiar with Choudary from his appearances on Fox’s Hannity and CNN’s Reliable Sources. Both TV hits were shouting matches: In the latter, host Brian Stelter confronted the cleric for making an off-color 9/11 joke during soundcheck; in the former, Sean Hannity shouted at the cleric, “Are you that dumb or ignorant?” during a discussion of “Sharia law.”

 

 

 

The Daily Show: 9/25/14 in :60 Seconds

 

Published on Sep 26, 2014

Lindsey Graham worries about the safety of Americans, Native American activists protest the Redskins logo, and Steven Johnson discusses “How We Got to Now.”

 

 

 

Yes Please Comedy: Automated Teller Assholes

 

 

 

Top 5 Reasons to Prosecute Bush and Cheney

 

 

 

President Obama Addresses Deadly Ebola Outbreak

 

Published on Sep 26, 2014

President Obama urged nations to aid in the efforts to prevent the spread of ebola in West Africa during a speech at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit from the White House.

 

 

 

Ferguson Missouri Police Chief: I’m truly sorry the Michael Brown shooting saga

 

 

 

Arrests in Ferguson Missouri Following Police Chief’s Apology

 

 

 

Ferguson Police Chief & Ferguson Police Have Shoving & Riot Starts

 

 

 

‘Why did you shoot me?’ video shows police shooting unarmed man

 

 

 

South Carolina Officer in Dash-Cam Shooting Video Faces Charges

 

 

 

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President Barack Obama delivers a statement from the White House on Tuesday morning, hours after airstrikes against ISIL militants in Syria started. Later, with first lady Michelle, the president departs for New York city for the United Nations General Assembly and fundraising to benefit the Senate Democrats.

 

President Obama Delivers a Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

Speaking from the South Lawn at the White House, President Obama delivered an update on the U.S. military airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria. September 23, 2014.

 

 

 

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President Obama Speaks at the 2014 Climate Summit

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

On September 23, 2014, President Obama delivered remarks at the 2014 Climate Summit at the United Nations in New York, New York.

 

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio (UN Messenger of Peace) at the opening of Climate Summit 2014

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

United Nations – Statement by Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change, at the opening of the Climate Summit 2014.

 

 

 

Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2014 UN Climate Summit Speech

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio’s opening remarks at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York City.

 

 

The President Meets with His Climate Task Force

 

Published on Jul 16, 2014

President Obama meets with his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, July 16, 2014.

 

 

 

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President Obama Delivers Remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

President Obama addressed the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, New York on September 23, 2014.

 

 

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President Obama Delivers a Statement at the Arab Coalition Leaders Meeting

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

September 23, 2014: President Obama addresses the Arab Coalition Leaders Meeting in New York, New York.

 

 

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Speeches and Remarks

 

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Statement by the President on Airstrikes in Syria

 

Remarks by the President at U.N. Climate Change Summit

 

Remarks by the President at Clinton Global Initiative

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti

 

FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Civil Society

 

Letter from the President — War Powers Resolution Regarding Iraq

 

FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Actions To Strengthen Global Resilience To Climate Change And Launches Partnerships To Cut Carbon Pollution

 

Letter from the President — War Powers Resolution Regarding Syria

 

FACT SHEET: Changes to U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy

 

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy

 

Statement by the President

 

 

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The White House Blog

 

President Obama’s Greeting for Rosh Hashanah

 

September 23, 2014 | 1:38 | Public Domain

President Obama wishes all those celebrating the Jewish High Holidays a happy and healthy new year.

 

 

 

President Obama Signs the America’s Promise Summit Declaration

 

September 22, 2014 | 2:33 | Public Domain

On September 22, 2014 in the Oval Office, President Obama delivered remarks at the signing of America’s Promise Summit Declaration.

 

 

 

“The Most Important Title is ‘Citizen'”: President Obama on the Significance of a Civil Society

 

President Obama: “No Nation Is Immune” to Climate Change

 

Chart of the Week: Why We Can’t Wait to Act on Climate Change

 

An Important Step in Our Fight Against Climate Change

 

President Obama Delivers a Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

 

Wishing You a Sweet, Happy, and Healthy New Year

 

Happy Birthday, We the People! Marking Three Years of Online Petitions

 

The First Lady Passes 1 Million Followers on Twitter and Instagram

 

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Most Energetic Ferguson Protester

 

 

Michael Brown Memorial Burns In Ferguson Missouri, As Ferguson Police Stand By And Watch.

 

 

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President Obama Guidance & Schedule Sept. 20, 21, 2014 At Camp David

 

President Barack Obama is spending the weekend at Camp David.

 

On Saturday, the President has no public events scheduled and will remain overnight in Camp David with the First Family.

 

On Sunday, the President will return to the White House.  The arrival of Marine One at Joint Base Andrews and return to the White House will be covered by the in-town travel pool, and there are no public events scheduled.

 

US President Barack Obama holds his first Twitter Town Hall

 

Schedule for the Week of September 22, 2014

 

On Monday, the President will sign America’s Promise Summit Declaration at an event at the White House.

 

On Tuesday, the President and the First Lady will travel to New York City for the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at the Climate Summit 2014. Afterward, the President will deliver remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative 2014 Annual Meeting. In the evening, the President will attend a DSCC event. Afterward, the President and First Lady will attend a reception for visiting Heads of State and Government. The President and First Lady will remain overnight in New York City.

 

On Wednesday, the President will address the United Nations General Assembly. The First Lady will also attend. In the afternoon, the President will meet with Sam Kutesa, President of the United Nations General Assembly. Afterward, the President will attend a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Later in the afternoon, the President will chair a United Nations Security Council summit on foreign terrorist fighters. Afterward, the President will attend a meeting of the Open Government Partnership. The President and First Lady will remain overnight in New York City.

 

On Thursday, the President will deliver remarks at a United Nations meeting on the Ebola epidemic. In the afternoon, the President and First Lady will return to the White House.

 

On Friday, the President will deliver remarks at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the White House.

 

On Saturday, the President will deliver remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.

 

 

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Weekly Address: The World is United in the Fight Against ISIL

 

“We will use our air power. We will train and equip our partners. We will advise and we will assist. And we’ll lead a broad coalition of nations who have a stake in this fight. This isn’t America vs. ISIL. This is the people of that region vs. ISIL. It’s the world vs ISIL.” —President Obama

 

 

 

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Remarks by The First Lady at a Reach Higher “Prep” Rally

 

Published on Sep 9, 2014

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, the First Lady joined Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on his “Partners in Progress” Back to School Bus Tour event at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. In 1924, Booker T. Washington High School became the first public high school for African-Americans in the state of Georgia, and Dr. Martin L. King Jr. is among its graduates.

 

 

 

9/19/14: White House Press Briefing Featuring NSA Susan Rice

 

 

 

President Obama & Vice President Biden Speaks at the Launch of the “It’s On Us” Campaign

 

Published on Sep 19, 2014

On September 19, 2014 in the East Room of the White House, President Obama delivered remarks to help launch “It’s On Us,” a campaign to end campus sexual assault.

 

 

 

CNN: White House fence jumper arrested on air

 

Published on Aug 2, 2011

CNN’s John King is interrupted on his live show when the Secret Service arrests a man for jumping the White House fence.

 

 

 

West Wing Week 09/19/14 or, “You guys aren’t normally this quiet are you?””

 

Published on Sep 19, 2014

This week, the President celebrated the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, awarded the Medal of Honor to two American heroes, detailed U.S. efforts to combat the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa at the CDC in Atlanta, spoke to the troops at MacDill Air Force Base about our strategy against ISIL before returning to meet with the Ukraninan President. That’s September 12 to 19 or “You guys aren’t usually this quiet are you?”

 

 

 

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“FLORIDA MASS SHOOTING MUST BE A CALL TO ACTION,” SAYS EVERTYOWN FOR GUN SAFETY AFTER EIGHT PEOPLE ARE KILLED

 

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Tonight’s Murder-Suicide Mass Shooting Killing Six Children and Two Adults in Bell, FL was the 111th since 2009

 

See Everytown’s Full Analysis of Mass Shootings in America Here

 

In response to reports of a murder-suicide where it has been reported that a grandfather with a prior criminal record that should have prohibited him from possessing firearms killed six grandchildren ranging in age from 3 months to 10 years old and his daughter in Bell, FL, Everytown for Gun Safety calls on elected officials pass stronger gun laws. The shooter also reportedly previously killed one of his sons while in illegal possession of a firearm.

 

Employing a widely-used definition of mass shooting that is drawn from the FBI, a recent report from Everytown for Gun Safety provides a comprehensive analysis of incidents in which four or more people were murdered with guns since 2009. Among the findings is the fact that mass shootings have a disproportionate impact on women – whereas women make up only 13 percent of total gun homicide victims, they make up 51 percent of mass shooting victims.

 

STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT, EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this family, which is the latest ravaged by America’s gun violence epidemic. While details are still unfolding, one thing we know for sure is that the best way to prevent mass shootings is to keep dangerous people and domestic abusers from getting guns in the first place. At least 42 percent of mass shooting perpetrators possessed their guns illegally — as this man reportedly did — because they were felons, domestic abusers, or were otherwise prohibited under federal law from having guns. Our goal is saving lives from gun violence and as Americans we should all be able to agree that the way we’ll do that is through better gun laws.”

 

STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER, MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:

“Like all of us watching this news unfold tonight, my heart breaks for the family and community that now must cope with the loss of six children and a mother today due to gun violence. The tragic story coming out of Bell, Florida, is yet another clarion call to action: gun violence is an American problem that can, and does, effect every town, every day. As Richard Martinez, father of a UCSB shooting victim, said, ‘We don’t have to live this way.’ Our leaders can and must do more — now — to prevent mass shootings in America. Let this horrific shooting result in tangible action, and not simply serve as another painful reminder of the gun violence epidemic that is ravaging our country.”

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND ABOUT THE BELL, FL SHOOTING:
  • A gunman, identified as Don Spirit, reportedly shot and killed his daughter and her six children before killing himself. Spirit was a convicted felon who shot and killed his son in a 2001 hunting accident.
  • The Gilchrest County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call from the gunman at around 4pm today. He made threats to himself and his family.
  • The shooting occurred in the gunman’s residence, but it’s unclear if the victims lived in the home as well.
  • Police had been called to the home in the past for a range of issues, but Sheriff Robert Schultz did not provide specifics. He did confirm that the gunman had a criminal record.
  • The children ranged in age from 3 months to about 10 years old. All the victims likely died before police arrived.
  • Bell is located in Gilchrist County, about 30 miles west of Gainesville. The town has a population of about 350 people
ABOUT EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY

Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense policies that will reduce gun violence and save lives. Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than two million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded in 2006 by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded on the day after Newtown. Learn more atwww.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown

ABOUT MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA

Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than two million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Investing In Women And Girls Is An Investment In Our Future


 

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Ayo Megbope, business owner and graduate of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women program, shares stories about her early days as an entrepreneur with Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett in 2009. (by “Goldman Sachs | 10,000 women”)

Ayo Megbope, business owner and graduate of Goldman Sachs10,000 Women program, shares stories about her early days as an entrepreneur with Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett in 2009. (by “Goldman Sachs | 10,000 women”)

 

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September 26, 2013
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Valerie Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls.

 

With a broad smile, and a gleam in her eyes, Ayo Megbope sat beside me, and shared story after story about the humble beginnings of her business, cooking bean cakes in her fourth-floor apartment, wrapping them in banana leaves, and selling them throughout her community in Lagos, Nigeria.  It was September of 2009, and we were seated together at the first annual Goldman Sachs “10,000 Women” Dinner in New York City.  Ayo was one of the first graduates of the 10,000 Women program, which helps women entrepreneurs around the world obtain the training and access to capital they need to turn their business dreams into reality.

 

Ayo Megbope is a graduate of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women program, and the owner of “No Leftovers Nigeria”, a catering company and restaurant in Lagos, Nigeria. (by "Goldman Sachs | 10,000 Women”)

Ayo Megbope is a graduate of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women program, and the owner of “No Leftovers Nigeria”, a catering company and restaurant in Lagos, Nigeria. (by “Goldman Sachs | 10,000 Women”)

 

Almost exactly four years later, I was back in New York City, forging partnerships, and working to secure new public and private sector commitments to promote the success and empowerment of women and girls.

 

My first stop was to co-host a United Nations General Assembly event with Secretary of State, John Kerry, and U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell, marking the one year anniversary of the day former Secretary Hillary Clinton and I launched the Equal Futures Partnership.  Equal Futures was developed in response to President Obama’s call at the 2011 UN General Assembly, for his fellow heads of state to join him in breaking down economic and political barriers that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential.

 

Equal Futures began in 2012 with 13 partner countries, and the U.S., but on Monday, welcomed representatives from the now 23 other nations who have joined the Partnership, all of whom had tremendous progress to report.  In the U.S. alone, we have matched tens of thousands of young women with mentors in science, technology, engineering and math.  We have partnered with the private sector to train women entrepreneurs to start and run successful businesses.  We have supported efforts to educate, train and inspire women and girls to pursue leadership positions in public life and public office.  And this coming Spring, President Obama will convene a Summit on Working Families at the White House to zero in on strategies that will clear away obstacles that too often hinder the financial stability of hard working families, or block their entry into the middle class.

 

Later that same day, I had the privilege of addressing a Clinton Global Initiative event on the important role of women in our national and global economy. When women have the support and opportunities they need to reach their potential, commerce flourishes, jobs are created, instability declines, and our economy both grows, and recovers from setbacks much faster.  As an estimated 1 billion additional women enter the global workforce over the next decade, it will be the nations who invest in women’s education, training, and full inclusion in the workforce that find themselves in position to compete and lead the world economy.

 

On Tuesday, in addition to watching President Obama deliver his address to the UN General Assembly, I provided remarks on the US’s commitment to preventing sexual violence in parts of the world marred by war or conflict at a forum hosted by the UK Foreign Minister, William Hague, and Special Representative to the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura.  We heard the powerful testimony of a survivor of sexual violence, who shared her story and called for government action to hold perpetrators more accountable.  The U.S. then joined 112 other countries in signing a declaration which pledged new efforts to end sexual violence in conflict and protect some of the world’s most vulnerable women, men and children from these horrible crimes.

 

Tuesday night ended with a returned to this year’s Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women Dinner, where I had the opportunity to meet a number of the program’s new graduates and participants, and feel inspired once again by their stories of strength, sacrifice, and achievement.

 

I was also pleased to learn that my old friend, Ayo, from the 2009 dinner, remains the proud owner of “No Leftovers Nigeria” – now a multi-dimensional catering company and restaurant, selling traditional Nigerian meals through retail outlets, online, and in lunch packs to local schools. She has seen revenue grow thirty-fold over four years, and has created 68 new jobs in her community.

 

It is stories like Ayo’s that move us to act, and that should inspire us to redouble our efforts to empower our women and girls, and work to ensure that no barriers stand in their way.  It is up to all of us in government, partnering with business leaders, not-for-profits, advocates, and all others with a stake in the strength of the global economy, to take action to enable the success of women and girls. Helping them reach their full potential is the best investment we can make as a nation.

 

 

Mrs Ayo Megbope, CEO, No Leftovers Nigeria Limited

Mrs Ayo Megbope, CEO, No Leftovers Nigeria Limited

 

 

AYODEJI

LAGOS, NIGERIA

PROFESSION: CATERING
BUSINESS:  NO LEFT OVER
COUNTRY: NIGERIA
PARTNER SCHOOL: PAN-ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
“When you satisfy your clients, they actually become the arrow head of your sales force – incredible!”

BUSINESS OVERVIEW

I started my catering and hospitality business in 2007 to make a meal of “Moin-Moin” (local bean cake). My first clients were limited to family and friends. We hawked our product from one client to another. We didn’t have a clear strategy and what we sold was not commensurate with the effort we were putting in. We found that we couldn’t make enough money just selling “Moin-Moin” so we also started catering for small events.

 

 

CHALLENGES

Our two main challenges were location and cash flow. Location was a problem because we cooked from my kitchen at home. Initially, this wasn’t much of an issue until we started getting bigger orders. My kitchen became too small, and we had to turn down a few large orders. At other times, we had to contract additional staff that cooked all night in my house! There was no privacy and I knew I was pushing the goodwill and patience of my family beyond acceptable limits. Yet the 10,000 Women program had fired us up for growth!

 

Secondly, the kind of clientele that we had paid us after delivery. Ordinarily that should not have been a problem but we didn’t have much cash and every new and bigger client we took on increased our requirement for additional working capital which was difficult to get. The banks were not lending and when they did, the interest rate was too high (above 25% per annum).

 

 

RESULTS

Through 10,000 Women, I realized that not everyone could be my client-“market segmentation” they called it. So, I began choosing my clients. As a policy, we started receiving payments in advance. A key lesson for me is that being predictable in terms of quality and service delivery increased our brand equity and ability to negotiate better payment terms with our clients.

 

We have experienced tremendous growth after attending 10,000 Women. We have increased our client base and now focus on high net worth customers who pay in advance for services. From a humble beginning of 20 guests per order, we now regularly serve 750 guests per order, often three times a day! Since graduation, monthly turnover has increased more than tenfold!

 

When I started, I was the only staff. Now I have ten permanent staff, including an accountant, and we also hire up to 60 temporary workers from time to time depending on the orders we have.

 

We recently acquired a used delivery truck, which gave us control over delivery. We were also able to lease an apartment with a large kitchen- so we finally separated my residence from the business. A BIG relief for everybody!

 

In 2011, we relocated and opened our first restaurant and kitchen in Gbagada (Lagos mainland) and we are already planning for our second restaurant in a high brow area of Lagos Island (Ikoyi).

 

Giving back to the community is important to me and we now offer free meals to prisoners once a month.

 

 

FUTURE GOALS

My future goal is to continue our expansion and make the ‘No Leftover’ brand a household name.

 

Ayo Megbope, No Leftovers Nigeria Limited

 

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