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First Lady of Cross River Obioma Liyel-Imoke & Calabar Carnival Queen cover TW’s July/August 2014 Issue



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A fresh new magazine cover to kick off the week.

For its July/August 2014 issue, TW Today’s Woman Magazine, has on its cover the First Lady of Cross River state Obioma Liyel-Imoke. She shares the cover with the reigning Calabar Carnival Queen Nancy Olive Aisagbonhi.

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As her tenure as the First Lady comes to an end after 8 years, Obioma speaks of her primary goal as First Lady, which was and still remains, to provide a safe haven for abandoned babies, working through her foundation MACA, (Mothers Against Child Abandonment), alongside the Carnival Queen to spread a positive moral message about the dangers of engaging in sex at an early age.

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For TW’s Celebrity Page this month, R&B musician Praiz speaks on missing being a fooballer by chance.

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This month’s fashion editorial takes you on a tour of the city of Budapest as model Nina Grossfurthner showcases breath-taking fashion pieces against the backdrop of the European city.

Read TW, tell us what you think and you stand the chance to win a fabulous prize! Send your thoughts on our current issue to [email protected]

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Cover Story: Hauwa R. Mukan
Photography: BIE Photography
Make-up: Zaron Cosmetics


  1. Gistyinka Blog

    July 21, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Kudos to BIE Photography.

  2. Bimbo Adekanmbi

    July 21, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Charity begins at home (in your family, relatives & household) not in public. Chop alone, die alone. All na wash. Thanks for 8years……..Next!

    • maria

      July 21, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      this chop alone die alone say is getting annoying. if i chop with you, when it is my time to die will you die with me?

    • Nana

      July 21, 2014 at 7:56 pm


    • Shadie

      July 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      @Bimbo Adekanmbi,true talk charity begins at home Obioma does not help at all. All na wash wash.

  3. CheerieOaks

    July 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Lol..oh Bimbo Adekanmbi….anywhere you are just take a drink on me.LWKMD

  4. sum1special

    July 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Love her white shiny shoes.

  5. tunmi

    July 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    BN, I know you guys love the fashion and the color but could you please add some information to your posts. For example, for the Hanatu Victor Ochei Spelling Bee (that name though :)) you guys could have included the final words…or the interesting and quirky words.

    With this post, we could have used any information about the First Lady’s Mothers Against Child Abandonment initiative in the event your audience wants to join. They have a facebook page: and here is a HuffingtonPost article by the Media Consultant of Cross River State:

    Just a bit more meat, please and thank you.

    • Somtochukwu

      July 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Nobody cares about crs 1st lady article or her numerous NGOs that she uses as a front. Sincerely is she really that nice? According to inner sources, she’s mean spirited and is not very giving especially to those who really matter (her family). I second Bimbo’s comment that charity begins at home. Her hubby has more heart than she does yet na she smile pass. Fake! Fake!! Fake!!! Mama Forever Living……..Enough already. Looking forward to our next 1st lady of Cross River.

  6. deb

    July 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I really don’t know anything about her but when I read here that her 1st goal is safeguarding abandoned children, I thought for the office of a first lady, why not ensure that every child goes to school. I’m sure the amount of children roaming the streets is much more and significant than abandoned babies.

    • Nnenne

      July 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Abegii…let them start from the basics. Make sure every child eats! Altho they should invest in their academics, how many will land a job afterwards?

  7. Nk

    July 21, 2014 at 8:59 pm


  8. Cheesy...

    July 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I love that model Nina, so different! …, the dress is fab, against the backdrop of Budapest. Well done team TW. Great styling!


    July 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm


  10. Kammonke

    July 23, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Great job, TW. The Obioma story as told in TW is inspiring. Reading stories about Nigerian public servants like Obioma who are selflessly acommitted to contributing to making the society a better place is soul lifting in a society that is fast losing its values. Surfing the internet about Obioma and her amiable husband, you read stories about their exceptional stories of humility, statesmanship, and transformation. We hear that through her initiatives such as Mothers Against Child Abandonment and Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization, she has saved the lives of about 60 abandoned babies, provided a safe haven for over 200 street children, and facilitated the economic empowerment of hundreds of women in the state. The society needs fabulous persons like Obioma.

  11. Ndodeye

    July 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Dealing with issues of child abandonment and child protection takes a lot of sacrifice and its only one with a “heart of Gold” that can do this. Mrs Obioma Liyel-Imoke has done well putting a roof over the heads of children (not just CRS children), food on their tables and giving them life options through vocational training and education.. We all need to support her to do more. We can attest to the number of children who have benefited and are still benefiting from her social services.. Her work provides compliments governments efforts. Constructive criticisms will help move the work forward. We are fully behind you Mrs. Obioma Liyel-Imoke.

  12. Alice

    July 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Going through TW’s story about Mrs Obioma Imoke is really thrilling and am a witness to the success stories of her NGO, MACA. MACA from what I know has saved over 125 babies that were abandoned by their teenage mothers and gave a safe haven, food and education to over 200 erstwhile street children. This is completely amazing. Hmmm, she is my role model and a mother with a great heart. Keep up the good work. Ma, the people of CRS are proud of you. You are a priceless jewel.

  13. Nancy

    July 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    From what I have heard people say and read in the papers, this is one First lady that has done much through her organization, Mothers Against Child Abandonment (MACA) that houses Destiny’s Child Center (DCC). She has taken children off the streets, fed them, sent them to school and even re-united them with their families. This humanitarian gesture is innate in her even before she became Wife of Governor.
    RIDE ON OBIOMA! History would not forget you in a hurry as it is not easy to feed and clothe over 200 esrtwhile children on a daily basis for the past 5 years.

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