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Don Bassey as is fondly called by friends and Associates was born in the early 80’s and he is a Nigerian businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and CEO of SHADECOVER GROUP an importer of Polycarbonate and Polyethylene products and other allied products. 


 He is also the Director of Doris & Baye Petroleum & Gas Ltd and the owner of a number of other businesses across Nigeria.
 In the early years, he ran the marketing for his family’s Petroleum products before going more into carport business.


He is the second Nigerian after Nsan Ogbe of CoolShade and John Offiong of CoolCover to bring in the carport shade net we mostly call ‘ShadeCover’ today, which is his Company Brand name and also registered as his Company’s name. He has recently invested in Constructions Business as part of the liberalization of the sector in Nigeria economy.


EARLY LIFE


Don Bassey was born in the early 80s into the family of the Engr (Elder) Bassey G. Bassey, a seasoned Engineer and a Retired Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Environment, Akwa Ibom State and Dr. Mrs. Dora Bassey, a one time Elected Chairman of Nsit Ubium LGA in Akwa Ibom State.


He went to Calabar Preparatory School, Then to Hillside School and finished from Kings & Queens Montessori Nur/ Primary School, Uyo where he obtained his First School Leaving School Certificate.


He later went to Lutheran High School, Obot Idim, Ibesikpo Asutan LGA Where he obtained his Junior School Leaving Certificate and later proceeded to St. Mary’s Science School, Ediene Abak and finished from the Qua Iboe Senior Science College, Ndon Eyo, ONNA LGA where he got his Senior School Leaving Certificate, West African Examination Council Certificate (WAEC) and National Examination Council Certificate (NECO), their set started NECO Examinations.


 He graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State where he bagged the Bachelors in Engineering (B.Eng.).
Other Investments and Positions
Executive Director- Danpalon Projects Inc.
Established 2012 – Into installation of polycarbonate panels,  architectural designs and fabrications of Steel Structures and membranes.


Managing Director- 
I -digital Print Limited
Established 2009 and into all kinds of Printing from paper to flex to SAV. (General printing, press and publishing firm). In 2015, we printed answer booklet for University of Uyo in 2015.


Director- Roadster Constructions Limited
Established 2012 and into Building and Constructions works.


Executive Director – Doris & Baye Nigeria Limited
Established in 1996 and into Oil & Gas, Civil Consultancy. Since 2012, we have constructed several roads. 


Managing Director/CEO – ShadeCover Limited
Established in 2004 into (Interior & Exterior Finishing) – Carport, Danpalon, Shadeport, artificial grass/turf, wooden laminate floors, U-PVC roof gutters and Luxurious Ceilings, Increte and Landscaping Flooring. Our clients are numerous from private, Churches and to commercial including the famous Julius Berger Plc, Moni Pulo Oil Firm, Full Life Foundation, Rivers State Govt. and a host of others. 


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


Project Management Professional Course


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP


Member, Nigeria Society of Engineers
Le – Meridien Marina Club
Ultrafit Tennis Club
Protocol Assistant – Dakkadda, Branding & Marketing Directorate, Office of the Governor, Akwa Ibom State. 
In 2015, He made up his mind to contest for Nsit Ubium State House of Assembly 2015 but later stepped down for more Clarifications into the political Arena.


PHILANTHROPY


Don Bassey has made several donations to the Motherless babies’ homes, Leprosy Home and given different scholarships to Students vying for higher education.


ShadeCover Group bought JAMB (Joint Admission Matriculation Board) Forms for student vying for higher education. Since its inception which has benefited more than 50 students. 


Don Bassey donated his property in Nsit Ubium to house more than 15 corpers that come in there every year. He has personally donated to the ongoing construction of the Lutheran University in Obot Idim Ibesikpo.


 He has sponsored many in different schools and also donated immensely to the well-being of different institutions in Nigeria.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS


Therefore, in recognition of her achievements and contributions to societal development, he has been honoured both locally and internationally. Among these are several Awards, Nominations, and Recognitions few to mention as follows


1. LEAP Africa -Excellence Award in Entrepreneurship Development, November 10,2016
2. Award of Grand Patron-Eminent Men, January 6, 2018
3. London graduate School, Nomination to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree 2016.
4. Zanzy Entertainment Industry, Nomination of Ambassador Company of the year 2015.
5.. Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Uyo – Award of Excellence – 19th September 2014
6. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Akwa Ibom State. –  Award of Excellence- 19th September 2012
7. University of Uyo Theatre Arts Student’s Association-Pacesetters Award-6th June 2014.
8. Comedian International. Akwa Ibom State-Patron -10th February 2009. 
   9.   Wetinhappen Magazine-Young Entrepreneur of the year-29th July 2013.
         10.   Ibibio Student’s Union-Award of Honour-7th December 2007.
         11. The Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria – Special Conferment of Professional Fellowship Doctorate 2016
 National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, University of Abuja- Great Nigeria Entrepreneur -9th May 2014. 
        12. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students-Award of Excellence-8th August 2012. 
      13. Legacy Merit Award-The Legacy Entrepreneurship-14th February 2008.
       14. Akwa Ibom Concerned Youth Forum-Award of Honour-20th June 2013.
       15. Akwa Ibom Youth Movement-Award of Excellence – 3rd July 2008.
       16. Niger Delta Youth Forum, Akwa Ibom State chapter-Commendation Certificate-18th August 2008.
       17. Glitz Faces-Award of Excellence- 25th February 2012                                                                                                                                
      18. Okodiok’s Restoration Foundation-Humanitarian Award-16th February 2009.
      19. Association of Queens and Kings Akwa Ibom Branch-Ambassador’s Award-7th June 2014.
      20. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students FUTO- Merit Award-6th July 2008.
      21. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, Ahmadu Bello University-Award of Excellence-20th August.
      22. The Situation Room and EARC-Entrepreneur Award 2012-21st Sepfollows
2012.
      23. Power Minds Community-Power Mind Leadership Distinction Award- 8th December2012.
      24. Assurance Christian Assembly City of Champions- A Life Time Impact Award- 6th October 2013
25. Platinum Enterprise award 2015 by the Ice TV in collaboration with AKBC, Uyo. 
26. Service award 2015 by E4 plus group.
27. Dakkada Ambassador Awards 2016, Akwa Ibom State Government.
Personal life
Don Bassey is married to Ime Bassey has a daughter – Dora and 2 sons which he name the first after him, Donald and Baby Derek . He loves Playing Lawn Tennis, Badminton, travelling and Touring with Family.
Engr. Don Bassey has homes in Abuja, Uyo & Calabar.      


STAY TUNEDINTRODUCING ENGR. DON BASSEY(MNSE) 


Don Bassey as is fondly called by friends and Associates was born in the early 80’s and he is a Nigerian businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and CEO of SHADECOVER GROUP an importer of Polycarbonate and Polyethylene products and other allied products. 


 He is also the Director of Doris & Baye Petroleum & Gas Ltd and the owner of a number of other businesses across Nigeria.
 In the early years, he ran the marketing for his family’s Petroleum products before going more into carport business.


He is the second Nigerian after Nsan Ogbe of CoolShade and John Offiong of CoolCover to bring in the carport shade net we mostly call ‘ShadeCover’ today, which is his Company Brand name and also registered as his Company’s name. He has recently invested in Constructions Business as part of the liberalization of the sector in Nigeria economy.


EARLY LIFE


Don Bassey was born in the early 80s into the family of the Engr (Elder) Bassey G. Bassey, a seasoned Engineer and a Retired Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Environment, Akwa Ibom State and Dr. Mrs. Dora Bassey, a one time Elected Chairman of Nsit Ubium LGA in Akwa Ibom State.


He went to Calabar Preparatory School, Then to Hillside School and finished from Kings & Queens Montessori Nur/ Primary School, Uyo where he obtained his First School Leaving School Certificate.


He later went to Lutheran High School, Obot Idim, Ibesikpo Asutan LGA Where he obtained his Junior School Leaving Certificate and later proceeded to St. Mary’s Science School, Ediene Abak and finished from the Qua Iboe Senior Science College, Ndon Eyo, ONNA LGA where he got his Senior School Leaving Certificate, West African Examination Council Certificate (WAEC) and National Examination Council Certificate (NECO), their set started NECO Examinations.


 He graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State where he bagged the Bachelors in Engineering (B.Eng.).
Other Investments and Positions
Executive Director- Danpalon Projects Inc.
Established 2012 – Into installation of polycarbonate panels,  architectural designs and fabrications of Steel Structures and membranes.


Managing Director- 
I -digital Print Limited
Established 2009 and into all kinds of Printing from paper to flex to SAV. (General printing, press and publishing firm). In 2015, we printed answer booklet for University of Uyo in 2015.


Director- Roadster Constructions Limited
Established 2012 and into Building and Constructions works.


Executive Director – Doris & Baye Nigeria Limited
Established in 1996 and into Oil & Gas, Civil Consultancy. Since 2012, we have constructed several roads. 


Managing Director/CEO – ShadeCover Limited
Established in 2004 into (Interior & Exterior Finishing) – Carport, Danpalon, Shadeport, artificial grass/turf, wooden laminate floors, U-PVC roof gutters and Luxurious Ceilings, Increte and Landscaping Flooring. Our clients are numerous from private, Churches and to commercial including the famous Julius Berger Plc, Moni Pulo Oil Firm, Full Life Foundation, Rivers State Govt. and a host of others. 


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


Project Management Professional Course


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP


Member, Nigeria Society of Engineers
Le – Meridien Marina Club
Ultrafit Tennis Club
Protocol Assistant – Dakkadda, Branding & Marketing Directorate, Office of the Governor, Akwa Ibom State. 
In 2015, He made up his mind to contest for Nsit Ubium State House of Assembly 2015 but later stepped down for more Clarifications into the political Arena.


PHILANTHROPY


Don Bassey has made several donations to the Motherless babies’ homes, Leprosy Home and given different scholarships to Students vying for higher education.


ShadeCover Group bought JAMB (Joint Admission Matriculation Board) Forms for student vying for higher education. Since its inception which has benefited more than 50 students. 


Don Bassey donated his property in Nsit Ubium to house more than 15 corpers that come in there every year. He has personally donated to the ongoing construction of the Lutheran University in Obot Idim Ibesikpo.


 He has sponsored many in different schools and also donated immensely to the well-being of different institutions in Nigeria.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS


Therefore, in recognition of her achievements and contributions to societal development, he has been honoured both locally and internationally. Among these are several Awards, Nominations, and Recognitions few to mention as follows


1. LEAP Africa -Excellence Award in Entrepreneurship Development, November 10,2016
2. Award of Grand Patron-Eminent Men, January 6, 2018
3. London graduate School, Nomination to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree 2016.
4. Zanzy Entertainment Industry, Nomination of Ambassador Company of the year 2015.
5.. Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Uyo – Award of Excellence – 19th September 2014
6. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Akwa Ibom State. –  Award of Excellence- 19th September 2012
7. University of Uyo Theatre Arts Student’s Association-Pacesetters Award-6th June 2014.
8. Comedian International. Akwa Ibom State-Patron -10th February 2009. 
   9.   Wetinhappen Magazine-Young Entrepreneur of the year-29th July 2013.
         10.   Ibibio Student’s Union-Award of Honour-7th December 2007.
         11. The Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria – Special Conferment of Professional Fellowship Doctorate 2016
 National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, University of Abuja- Great Nigeria Entrepreneur -9th May 2014. 
        12. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students-Award of Excellence-8th August 2012. 
      13. Legacy Merit Award-The Legacy Entrepreneurship-14th February 2008.
       14. Akwa Ibom Concerned Youth Forum-Award of Honour-20th June 2013.
       15. Akwa Ibom Youth Movement-Award of Excellence – 3rd July 2008.
       16. Niger Delta Youth Forum, Akwa Ibom State chapter-Commendation Certificate-18th August 2008.
       17. Glitz Faces-Award of Excellence- 25th February 2012                                                                                                                                
      18. Okodiok’s Restoration Foundation-Humanitarian Award-16th February 2009.
      19. Association of Queens and Kings Akwa Ibom Branch-Ambassador’s Award-7th June 2014.
      20. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students FUTO- Merit Award-6th July 2008.
      21. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, Ahmadu Bello University-Award of Excellence-20th August.
      22. The Situation Room and EARC-Entrepreneur Award 2012-21st Sepfollows
2012.
      23. Power Minds Community-Power Mind Leadership Distinction Award- 8th December2012.
      24. Assurance Christian Assembly City of Champions- A Life Time Impact Award- 6th October 2013
25. Platinum Enterprise award 2015 by the Ice TV in collaboration with AKBC, Uyo. 
26. Service award 2015 by E4 plus group.
27. Dakkada Ambassador Awards 2016, Akwa Ibom State Government.
Personal life
Don Bassey is married to Ime Bassey has a daughter – Dora and 2 sons which he name the first after him, Donald and Baby Derek . He loves Playing Lawn Tennis, Badminton, travelling and Touring with Family.
Engr. Don Bassey has homes in Abuja, Uyo & Calabar.      


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Amaechi Vows To Release Names Of Those Sabotaging Security

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.

Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.

He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.

“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.

“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.

“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.

“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.

“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?

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Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)

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According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.

The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.

See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..

This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
#tolanialli #bayoomoboriowo #michaelomoboriowophotography #ajimobi #florenceajimobi #lawyer #nigerianprison #nigerianprison #freshfm #splashfm #inspirationfm

Beating for your son for playing football? My God.

Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii

There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria  we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.

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UYO STATE LAWMAKER RESCUES PUPILS AGAIN …DONATES DESKS TO SCHOOL

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The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.

Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.

Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.

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PDP RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL HIKE- Don Etiebet …BLAMES OBJ,JONATHAN FOR OIL SPILLS IN NIGER DELTA

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Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.

Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.

“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”

He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.

 “Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”

Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.

He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”

On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.

“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”

He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part  Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019

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The NANS JCC Chairman Comrade. Ekanem Utibe seeks for partnership with wema bank

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****Pleads with Bank to erect an Atm machine at heritage polytechnic and other tertiary institution in state
Akwa Ibom State NANS JCC Chairman Comrade Ekanem Utibe, accompanied by the Secretary General Comr. Akanimo Ifiokonon, Director of sports Comr. Akan Udom, P. R. O Comr.  Kokoette Udom and Enoima Monday Udosoh Monday, were today received by the Dir of Special Duty of WEMA BANK Mr Victor Akpan at Eket LGA branch who directed to the office of the branch service manager.
The chairman appealed to the bank management to assist the students community by erecting an Atm Machine at the campus for the benefit of Nigerian students and the bank. 
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INTRODUCING ENGR. DON BASSEY(MNSE)

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Engr Don Bassey 

Don Bassey as is fondly called by friends and Associates was born in the early 80’s and he is a Nigerian businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and CEO of SHADECOVER GROUP an importer of Polycarbonate and Polyethylene products and other allied products. 


 He is also the Director of Doris & Baye Petroleum & Gas Ltd and the owner of a number of other businesses across Nigeria.
 In the early years, he ran the marketing for his family’s Petroleum products before going more into carport business.


He is the second Nigerian after Nsan Ogbe of CoolShade and John Offiong of CoolCover to bring in the carport shade net we mostly call ‘ShadeCover’ today, which is his Company Brand name and also registered as his Company’s name. He has recently invested in Constructions Business as part of the liberalization of the sector in Nigeria economy.


EARLY LIFE


Don Bassey was born in the early 80s into the family of the Engr (Elder) Bassey G. Bassey, a seasoned Engineer and a Retired Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Environment, Akwa Ibom State and Dr. Mrs. Dora Bassey, a one time Elected Chairman of Nsit Ubium LGA in Akwa Ibom State.


He went to Calabar Preparatory School, Then to Hillside School and finished from Kings & Queens Montessori Nur/ Primary School, Uyo where he obtained his First School Leaving School Certificate.


He later went to Lutheran High School, Obot Idim, Ibesikpo Asutan LGA Where he obtained his Junior School Leaving Certificate and later proceeded to St. Mary’s Science School, Ediene Abak and finished from the Qua Iboe Senior Science College, Ndon Eyo, ONNA LGA where he got his Senior School Leaving Certificate, West African Examination Council Certificate (WAEC) and National Examination Council Certificate (NECO), their set started NECO Examinations.


 He graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State where he bagged the Bachelors in Engineering (B.Eng.).
Other Investments and Positions
Executive Director- Danpalon Projects Inc.
Established 2012 – Into installation of polycarbonate panels,  architectural designs and fabrications of Steel Structures and membranes.


Managing Director- 
I -digital Print Limited
Established 2009 and into all kinds of Printing from paper to flex to SAV. (General printing, press and publishing firm). In 2015, we printed answer booklet for University of Uyo in 2015.


Director- Roadster Constructions Limited
Established 2012 and into Building and Constructions works.


Executive Director – Doris & Baye Nigeria Limited
Established in 1996 and into Oil & Gas, Civil Consultancy. Since 2012, we have constructed several roads. 


Managing Director/CEO – ShadeCover Limited
Established in 2004 into (Interior & Exterior Finishing) – Carport, Danpalon, Shadeport, artificial grass/turf, wooden laminate floors, U-PVC roof gutters and Luxurious Ceilings, Increte and Landscaping Flooring. Our clients are numerous from private, Churches and to commercial including the famous Julius Berger Plc, Moni Pulo Oil Firm, Full Life Foundation, Rivers State Govt. and a host of others. 


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


Project Management Professional Course


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP


Member, Nigeria Society of Engineers
Le – Meridien Marina Club
Ultrafit Tennis Club
Protocol Assistant – Dakkadda, Branding & Marketing Directorate, Office of the Governor, Akwa Ibom State. 
In 2015, He made up his mind to contest for Nsit Ubium State House of Assembly 2015 but later stepped down for more Clarifications into the political Arena.


PHILANTHROPY


Don Bassey has made several donations to the Motherless babies’ homes, Leprosy Home and given different scholarships to Students vying for higher education.


ShadeCover Group bought JAMB (Joint Admission Matriculation Board) Forms for student vying for higher education. Since its inception which has benefited more than 50 students. 


Don Bassey donated his property in Nsit Ubium to house more than 15 corpers that come in there every year. He has personally donated to the ongoing construction of the Lutheran University in Obot Idim Ibesikpo.


 He has sponsored many in different schools and also donated immensely to the well-being of different institutions in Nigeria.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS


Therefore, in recognition of her achievements and contributions to societal development, he has been honoured both locally and internationally. Among these are several Awards, Nominations, and Recognitions few to mention as follows


1. LEAP Africa -Excellence Award in Entrepreneurship Development, November 10,2016
2. Award of Grand Patron-Eminent Men, January 6, 2018
3. London graduate School, Nomination to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree 2016.
4. Zanzy Entertainment Industry, Nomination of Ambassador Company of the year 2015.
5.. Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Uyo – Award of Excellence – 19th September 2014
6. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Akwa Ibom State. –  Award of Excellence- 19th September 2012
7. University of Uyo Theatre Arts Student’s Association-Pacesetters Award-6th June 2014.
8. Comedian International. Akwa Ibom State-Patron -10th February 2009. 
   9.   Wetinhappen Magazine-Young Entrepreneur of the year-29th July 2013.
         10.   Ibibio Student’s Union-Award of Honour-7th December 2007.
         11. The Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria – Special Conferment of Professional Fellowship Doctorate 2016
 National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, University of Abuja- Great Nigeria Entrepreneur -9th May 2014. 
        12. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students-Award of Excellence-8th August 2012. 
      13. Legacy Merit Award-The Legacy Entrepreneurship-14th February 2008.
       14. Akwa Ibom Concerned Youth Forum-Award of Honour-20th June 2013.
       15. Akwa Ibom Youth Movement-Award of Excellence – 3rd July 2008.
       16. Niger Delta Youth Forum, Akwa Ibom State chapter-Commendation Certificate-18th August 2008.
       17. Glitz Faces-Award of Excellence- 25th February 2012                                                                                                                                
      18. Okodiok’s Restoration Foundation-Humanitarian Award-16th February 2009.
      19. Association of Queens and Kings Akwa Ibom Branch-Ambassador’s Award-7th June 2014.
      20. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students FUTO- Merit Award-6th July 2008.
      21. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, Ahmadu Bello University-Award of Excellence-20th August.
      22. The Situation Room and EARC-Entrepreneur Award 2012-21st Sepfollows
2012.
      23. Power Minds Community-Power Mind Leadership Distinction Award- 8th December2012.
      24. Assurance Christian Assembly City of Champions- A Life Time Impact Award- 6th October 2013
25. Platinum Enterprise award 2015 by the Ice TV in collaboration with AKBC, Uyo. 
26. Service award 2015 by E4 plus group.
27. Dakkada Ambassador Awards 2016, Akwa Ibom State Government.
Personal life
Don Bassey is married to Ime Bassey has a daughter – Dora and 2 sons which he name the first after him, Donald and Baby Derek . He loves Playing Lawn Tennis, Badminton, travelling and Touring with Family.
Engr. Don Bassey has homes in Abuja, Uyo & Calabar.      


STAY TUNEDINTRODUCING ENGR. DON BASSEY(MNSE) 


Don Bassey as is fondly called by friends and Associates was born in the early 80’s and he is a Nigerian businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and CEO of SHADECOVER GROUP an importer of Polycarbonate and Polyethylene products and other allied products. 


 He is also the Director of Doris & Baye Petroleum & Gas Ltd and the owner of a number of other businesses across Nigeria.
 In the early years, he ran the marketing for his family’s Petroleum products before going more into carport business.


He is the second Nigerian after Nsan Ogbe of CoolShade and John Offiong of CoolCover to bring in the carport shade net we mostly call ‘ShadeCover’ today, which is his Company Brand name and also registered as his Company’s name. He has recently invested in Constructions Business as part of the liberalization of the sector in Nigeria economy.


EARLY LIFE


Don Bassey was born in the early 80s into the family of the Engr (Elder) Bassey G. Bassey, a seasoned Engineer and a Retired Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Environment, Akwa Ibom State and Dr. Mrs. Dora Bassey, a one time Elected Chairman of Nsit Ubium LGA in Akwa Ibom State.


He went to Calabar Preparatory School, Then to Hillside School and finished from Kings & Queens Montessori Nur/ Primary School, Uyo where he obtained his First School Leaving School Certificate.


He later went to Lutheran High School, Obot Idim, Ibesikpo Asutan LGA Where he obtained his Junior School Leaving Certificate and later proceeded to St. Mary’s Science School, Ediene Abak and finished from the Qua Iboe Senior Science College, Ndon Eyo, ONNA LGA where he got his Senior School Leaving Certificate, West African Examination Council Certificate (WAEC) and National Examination Council Certificate (NECO), their set started NECO Examinations.


 He graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State where he bagged the Bachelors in Engineering (B.Eng.).
Other Investments and Positions
Executive Director- Danpalon Projects Inc.
Established 2012 – Into installation of polycarbonate panels,  architectural designs and fabrications of Steel Structures and membranes.


Managing Director- 
I -digital Print Limited
Established 2009 and into all kinds of Printing from paper to flex to SAV. (General printing, press and publishing firm). In 2015, we printed answer booklet for University of Uyo in 2015.


Director- Roadster Constructions Limited
Established 2012 and into Building and Constructions works.


Executive Director – Doris & Baye Nigeria Limited
Established in 1996 and into Oil & Gas, Civil Consultancy. Since 2012, we have constructed several roads. 


Managing Director/CEO – ShadeCover Limited
Established in 2004 into (Interior & Exterior Finishing) – Carport, Danpalon, Shadeport, artificial grass/turf, wooden laminate floors, U-PVC roof gutters and Luxurious Ceilings, Increte and Landscaping Flooring. Our clients are numerous from private, Churches and to commercial including the famous Julius Berger Plc, Moni Pulo Oil Firm, Full Life Foundation, Rivers State Govt. and a host of others. 


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


Project Management Professional Course


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP


Member, Nigeria Society of Engineers
Le – Meridien Marina Club
Ultrafit Tennis Club
Protocol Assistant – Dakkadda, Branding & Marketing Directorate, Office of the Governor, Akwa Ibom State. 
In 2015, He made up his mind to contest for Nsit Ubium State House of Assembly 2015 but later stepped down for more Clarifications into the political Arena.


PHILANTHROPY


Don Bassey has made several donations to the Motherless babies’ homes, Leprosy Home and given different scholarships to Students vying for higher education.


ShadeCover Group bought JAMB (Joint Admission Matriculation Board) Forms for student vying for higher education. Since its inception which has benefited more than 50 students. 


Don Bassey donated his property in Nsit Ubium to house more than 15 corpers that come in there every year. He has personally donated to the ongoing construction of the Lutheran University in Obot Idim Ibesikpo.


 He has sponsored many in different schools and also donated immensely to the well-being of different institutions in Nigeria.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS


Therefore, in recognition of her achievements and contributions to societal development, he has been honoured both locally and internationally. Among these are several Awards, Nominations, and Recognitions few to mention as follows


1. LEAP Africa -Excellence Award in Entrepreneurship Development, November 10,2016
2. Award of Grand Patron-Eminent Men, January 6, 2018
3. London graduate School, Nomination to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree 2016.
4. Zanzy Entertainment Industry, Nomination of Ambassador Company of the year 2015.
5.. Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Uyo – Award of Excellence – 19th September 2014
6. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Akwa Ibom State. –  Award of Excellence- 19th September 2012
7. University of Uyo Theatre Arts Student’s Association-Pacesetters Award-6th June 2014.
8. Comedian International. Akwa Ibom State-Patron -10th February 2009. 
   9.   Wetinhappen Magazine-Young Entrepreneur of the year-29th July 2013.
         10.   Ibibio Student’s Union-Award of Honour-7th December 2007.
         11. The Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria – Special Conferment of Professional Fellowship Doctorate 2016
 National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, University of Abuja- Great Nigeria Entrepreneur -9th May 2014. 
        12. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students-Award of Excellence-8th August 2012. 
      13. Legacy Merit Award-The Legacy Entrepreneurship-14th February 2008.
       14. Akwa Ibom Concerned Youth Forum-Award of Honour-20th June 2013.
       15. Akwa Ibom Youth Movement-Award of Excellence – 3rd July 2008.
       16. Niger Delta Youth Forum, Akwa Ibom State chapter-Commendation Certificate-18th August 2008.
       17. Glitz Faces-Award of Excellence- 25th February 2012                                                                                                                                
      18. Okodiok’s Restoration Foundation-Humanitarian Award-16th February 2009.
      19. Association of Queens and Kings Akwa Ibom Branch-Ambassador’s Award-7th June 2014.
      20. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students FUTO- Merit Award-6th July 2008.
      21. National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students, Ahmadu Bello University-Award of Excellence-20th August.
      22. The Situation Room and EARC-Entrepreneur Award 2012-21st Sepfollows
2012.
      23. Power Minds Community-Power Mind Leadership Distinction Award- 8th December2012.
      24. Assurance Christian Assembly City of Champions- A Life Time Impact Award- 6th October 2013
25. Platinum Enterprise award 2015 by the Ice TV in collaboration with AKBC, Uyo. 
26. Service award 2015 by E4 plus group.
27. Dakkada Ambassador Awards 2016, Akwa Ibom State Government.
Personal life
Don Bassey is married to Ime Bassey has a daughter – Dora and 2 sons which he name the first after him, Donald and Baby Derek . He loves Playing Lawn Tennis, Badminton, travelling and Touring with Family.
Engr. Don Bassey has homes in Abuja, Uyo & Calabar.      


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Amaechi Vows To Release Names Of Those Sabotaging Security

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.

Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.

He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.

“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.

“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.

“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.

“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.

“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?

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Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)

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According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.

The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.

See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..

This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
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Beating for your son for playing football? My God.

Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii

There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria  we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.

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The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.

Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.

Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.

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Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.

Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.

“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”

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He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”

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“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”

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The chairman appealed to the bank management to assist the students community by erecting an Atm Machine at the campus for the benefit of Nigerian students and the bank. 
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