Perfume in Progress

I am frequently asked what types of classes and schools are available to learn about perfumery. I decided to post about this topic since it seems to be of interest, and now I can refer to this post whenever I’m asked the question in the future. I learned perfumery on my own through self-study and do not have personal experience with classes, but I can provide a list of many of the options. Some of the short courses are appropriate for people who just want to learn more about perfumery, while the longer programs are intended for those who want to make perfumery their life’s work. This information can also help you understand the background of perfumers who list schools in their bio information.

Studying in France to be a Perfumer:

ISIPCA (Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l’aromatique alimentaire) in Versailles is one of…

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Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres is to replace Ban Ki Moon at the beginning of next year as the next UN Sec Gen.He was elected in a formal vote with 15 member security council casting a secret ballot for each of the 10 candidates on Wednesday.
Guterres was born in Lisbon Portugal in 1949 and became a leader of the Socialist Party in 1992, he rose to the post of a Prime Minister in 1995 up u till 2005.
He also served as head of the UNHCR refugee agency from 2005 to 2015

World Federation of United Nations Association(WFUNA) presents the results:-


Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki

All Progressive Congress(APC), gubernatorial candidate , Godwin Obaseki has so far won a total of 13 Local Government Areas in the just concluded governorship election in Edo State yesterday.
According the the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State. Obaseki has has so far polled a total of 282,118 votes while the PDP candidate had 231,336 vote.
INEC released the following results:

1. Owan West LGA

APC: 12, 862

PDP: 10,132

Registered Voters: 54, 406

Accredited Voters: 24, 487

2. Egor LGA

APC: 26,177

PDP: 19,514

Registered Voters: 184,296

Accredited Voters: 49,802

3. Esan North East LGA

APC: 9,130

PDP: 16,220

Registered Voters: 74,293

Accredited Voters: 27,121

4. Igueben LGA

APC: 7,802

PDP: 7,560

Registered Voters: 42,655

Accredited Voters: 16,482

5. Uhunmwonde

APC: 10, 911

PDP: 8,667

Registered Voters:

Accredited Voters : 21,927

6. Esan South East LGA

APC: 9,554

PDP: 11, 466

Registered Voters: 66,698

Accredited Voters: 22,522

7. Oredo LGA

APC: 37,612

PDP: 30,492

Registered Voters: 273,614

Accredited Voters: 74,076

8. Owan East LGA

APC: 21, 233

PDP: 12, 889

Registered Voters: 76,455

Accredited Voters: 36, 271

9. Esan West LGA

APC: 13, 114

PDP: 16,311

Registered Voters: 87,867

Accredited Voters: 31,866

10. Orhionmwon

APC: 15, 262

PDP: 16, 446

Registered Voters: 102,921

Accredited Voters: 34,270

11: Etsako Central LGA

APC: 10,373

PDP: 8,827

Registered Voters: 43,049

Accredited Voters: 20,145

12: Esan Central

APC: 9,781

PDP: 10,180

Registered Voters: 50,603

Accredited Voters: 21,400

13. Ovia North East:

APC: 17,561

PDP: 13,141

Registered Voters: 123,391

Accredited Voters: 33,664

14: Etsako East LGA

APC: 18,078

PDP: 12,552

Registered Voters: 64,277

Accredited Voters: 33,032

15: Etsako West LGA

APC: 29,199

PDP: 10,843

Registered Voters: 136,664

Accredited Voters: 45,620

16: Ikpoba-Okha LGA

APC: 33,469

PDP: 26,096

Registered Voters: 260,965

Accredited Voters: 65,348

17: Akoko Edo LGA

APC: 24,545

PDP: 13,027

Registered Voters: 110,118

Accredited Voters: 39,945

Government must start Budgeting for Peace and National Unity By Abu I. Michael

Abu Michael

Abu Michael

Unfortunately, many African countries only plan for deployment of hard power to quell violent protests rather than plan and budget to build peace and inclusive structures in order to prevent the eruption of violent conflicts. Underdevelopment and property are catalytic agents for violent conflicts, which undermines any little development that would have been attained – Professor Oshita
The 16 years of wasted rule during which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held sway to power with a political structure that left a rearward socioeconomic system may largely have induced the clamour for social change, and a positive reforms that may bring about a new socioeconomic order to take Nigeria completely out of the ranks of third world or developing countries into a developed economy. The victory of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) at the 2015 presidential poll was an announcement for the emergence of a new ruling class of the All Progressive Congress (APC); the mandate given him was a pointer to the desire of Nigerians for positive change
To ensure successful reforms in order to attain the socioeconomic order that will eventually pave ways for genuine progress in our political, cultural, and socioeconomic affairs, the APC-led Government of PMB hasten an impetuous war on corruption and economic sabotage to free Nigerians from the lasso of corrupt, fraudulent politicians and public office holders. The consequences of terrorism and violent extremism cannot be overemphasized. Our country is having her share of the upshots of the evils of terrorism and violent extremism: killings and maiming of innocent lives; destruction of public and private properties; untold hardship of people in areas experiencing violent conflicts; the huge amounts of money being consumed in this period of economic recession to forestall the crises, and in rehabilitating and reconstructing of communities affected by violent attacks. Terrorism and violent extremism which are tied largely to corruption and ruptured peace and sense of safety in parts of the country although under the sledgehammer of the federal government have done much damage to our economy.
Experts affirm that conflict is inevitable but that violent conflict can be prevented or controlled. According to a renowned peace practitioner, who is the Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Professor Oshita Osang Oshita, “Iceland is about the most peaceful country in the world and peaceful also are the other Nordic Countries of Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. So it is possible to attain durable peace, and Nigeria can achieve such state of affinity for her people.” Going by this revelation, I believe that the Nordens were able to attain this superior and enviable civilization earned through discipline, patriotism, loyalty to a common creed that opposes any forms of bigotry, be it ethno-religious, socio-cultural, regional or political. Their emphasis has been on a common value of respect of one another, mutual understanding, tolerance among themselves, and general love of one another with adequate support to their constitutional provisions which guarantee good governance.
In Nigeria also, violent conflicts can be prevented, relative peace attained, and an enviable national cohesion of a multiethnic country like ours achievable if only we take systematic steps towards enhancing peace among our people, and empirical actions in combating imminent threats to our corporate existence as one indivisible nation. A peaceful atmosphere will encourage socioeconomic growth and development, and a more united Nigeria will be able to resist any threat to the security of lives and property. In fact, our attainment of peace and national unity will make Nigeria a formidable entity for any political, economic or social adversity or aggression of whatever level or degree.
Under the President Muhammadu Buhari, for the first time, the Nigerian Central Government is imbued with sincerity of purpose, commitment to robust security, and to attaining durable socioeconomic conditions to better the lot of the Nigerians.
It is in this spirit that IPCR in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations (UN) Women, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), Young Youth Network for Good Leadership in Nigeria (YYNGLIN) as well as the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) under the wife of Mr. President recently organized events to mark the UN-International Day of Peace. The events included jingles on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Network, a novelty match, peace walk and peace lecture to drum the importance of peace in any given society. The theme for the celebration for the year is Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Building Blocks for Peace which according to Oshita, “reminds us of the centrality of the pursuit of human security if we want to ensure peace, development and stability of the country. For the avoidance of doubt, the SDGs are all vital ingredients as well as drivers of human security and precursors of good governance”.
Many spoke at the event that was held at IPCR, Abuja; renowned Professor Oka M. Obono of the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan was the Guest Speaker; His Royal Majesty Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu, the Enachioken of Abiriba was a Guest, with His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II as Chairman of the occasion. While their messages centred on the need for all and sundry to embrace peace, there was a clarion call for the Nigerian Government to start budgeting for peacebuilding, peacemaking, and its sustenance. Peace has no alternative, and if there is, then it is violence.
Michael is the IPCR Resident Information Officer (RIO) and the Media Assistant to the DG



Medecins San Frontier(MSF) said in a statement that several areas of the northeastern Nigeria suffer extreme poverty after being taken over by the army from the control of the terrorist group BOKO Haram.
The Director for Emergencies,Hugues Robert,said the preliminary assessments of the situation of the people in the north western territory are alarmy.
The organisation therefore, call for urgent provisions for those who are in risk.Each month 40 metric ton of humanitarian aid is been delivered by MSF and World Food Programme(WFP).
MSF estimated that at least 500,00 people live in catastrophic situation in various areas of Borno State.


L-R Omer Celik, Christos Stylianides

L-R Omer Celik, Christos Stylianides

The Turkish European Union Minister Omer CELIK has gladly received the EU’s aid program of 3billion euros for refugees in Turkey yet criticize the idea of funds going through International Organisation.
This was made in a statement during a joint press conference with commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management,Christos Stylianides.
He believed delivering the aid through non governmental organisation as delays the process.Of the total 3billions euros in EU funds,1 billion was attributed for humanitarian assistance through humanitarian organisation while the 2 billion euros left will be delivered through state channels.
The U.N agencies and NGOs were contracted for these funds the vast majority of the total goes through the World Food Program(WFP), UNICEF and the UNCHR.



The Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman,Bahram Qassemi has slammed the US its failure to implement the JCOPA.
He made this known in a recent chat with reporters in Tehran on Monday,saying the issue was raised at the meeting of the two sides’ official in New York.
He pointed out that the implementation process of the JCPOA, the main instances of rebellion on the agreement have been those by the US.
Qassemi went further to say that in recent negotiations the Iranian side seriously warned the Western parties on the US moves.
The first joint commission of the JCPOA at the level of foreign ministers was held in New York on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.