Cross River Agripreneur, Chief Paul Santus Bags MOP Award For ‘Humanitarian Services’

Nigerian Cross River-born rising agripreneur and promoter of Ogoja Local Rice as well as CEO/Founder of Santuscom Agro – hub has bagged the prestigious Messengers of Peace (MOP) Foundation award for Humanitarian Services to the less privileged in Nigeria. Ahead of the official investirure scheduled for July 5, at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja, the National President of MOP, Dr Suleiman Adejoh, on Sunday visited Chief Santus at his Abuja office, where he presented him the award. It would be recalled that a letter of nomination for the award dated June…

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Kofi Annan, Adadevoh, Acogny Gets ECOWAS Award

The Economic Community of the West African State (ECOWAS), yesterday, demonstrated that there is always a pay day. Despite the fact that the duo of Stella Ameyo Adadevoh and Kofi Annan are dead and long gone, ECOWAS Saturday, posthumously awarded them “The 2018 ECOWAS Prize of Excellence” for their contributions to the region’s well-being. Annan, a former Secretary-General of the United Nations, who effected fundental reforms at the UN and Dr Adadevoh, a Medical Doctor, who lost her life to Ebola virus she contacted, trying to stop her patient, Patrick…

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TROOPS ARREST 25 BANDITS, RECOVER CACHE OF ARMS & AMMUNITION

Following reinvigorated operational strategies and robust anti banditry operations injected in to the activities of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III, troops have in a renewed efforts arrested several gangs of bandits terrorizing Isa, Rabbah and Burkusuma communities around Sububu Forest in Sokoto State as well as in Batsari, Safana and Kankara in Dumburum Forest of Katsina state. Similarly, troops deployed in Super Camp covering Bena, Jega, Danko and Wasagu encountered and annihilated uncomfirmed number of bandits and destroyed five( 5) bandits’ camps in Gando Forest of Kebbi State. Briefing journalists on…

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Forex Intervention: CBN Injects 242.04m, CNY 32.3m Into Retail SMIS

In continuation of its intervention in the inter-bank foreign exchange market, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, June 28, 2019, injected the sum of $242.04million into the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) and CNY 32.3million in the spot and short tenored forwards segment of the inter-bank foreign market. The Bank’s Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okorafor disclosed that the intervention was for requests in the agricultural and raw materials sectors, adding that the Chinese Yuan, on the other hand, was for Renminbi-denominated Letters of Credit. Mr. Okorafor…

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Hostilities In APC, Presidency Are Consequences Of Stolen Mandate – PDP

…Says Our Nation Doomed Under APC The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the bitter fighting and hostilities in the Presidency is as a result of the confusion that had enveloped the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari Presidency over the brazen stealing of the Presidential mandate that Nigerians freely gave to the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the February 23, Presidential election. The party says the vicious fight for positions as ‘booty’ of a stolen mandate further exposes the APC and the cabal in the Buhari Presidency…

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Anyogo Appeals To FG, State Govt For Passable Road In Yache

Following the deplorable state of the road leading to Alifokpa and other communities in Yeche nation, under Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, Yala-born constitutional lawyer, Barr Leonard Anyogo on Friday appealed for the urgent intervention of the Federal Government to alleviate the sufferings of the people. Anyogo, who is also an author and a Public Affairs Analyst called for the intervention of relevant state government’s institution to make the road passable, which will have a positive impact on the economy of the people in the area. The…

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The Redemption Kperogi Won’t Find

By Okanga Agila Wikipedia describes Farooq Adamu Kperogi as “a Nigerian academic, media scholar, public speaker and newspaper columnist.” He is a well-respected Nigerian but that was until he was outed as a fraud a few days ago. Kperogi made the unenviable list of “Fact-checking social media influencers who shared fake news during Nigerian general elections” alongside raucous politician, Dino Melaye. The fact-checking was done by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), which found that Kperogi deployed weapon grade fake news – videos and pictures – during the recent…

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ISWAP: Former Senate President, Ebute writes UK parliament, solicits arms, technology for Nigeria

Third Republic Senate President, Sen Ameh Ebute, has urged the UK parliament to support Nigeria’s besieging insecurity challenges with modern arms and technology weapons of warfare. The highly vocal lawyer-cum-politician made this plea in a letter addressed to Rt.Hon. Mrs. Kemi Badenoch, Member of Parliament (MP), representing Saffron Walden constituency on Thursday. While appreciating previous interventions of the British Government to battle the terrorism scourge, Mr Ebute believes more can still be done. According to the ex-lawmaker, with the support of the UK, the remnant Boko Haram sect will be…

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GEJ Initiative Urges Govt To Focus On Grassroots Devt

A non-profit making organization, Grassroots Empowerment and Justice, GEJ Initiative, has urged government at all levels to focus on grassroots development as a major solution to various challenges affecting the country generally. This was contained in a statement signed by the National Coordinator, Ebriku John Friday, where he asserted that the grassroots people have not really benefited from democratic dividends as expected since 1999, but acknowledged the fact that some state and federal projects are sited in some of the local government areas but the impact is minimal. According to…

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Sustaining Buhari’s reforms in the Nigerian Armed Forces

By Idoko Ainoko In Nigeria today, the Nigerian Armed Forces under the leadership of General Abayomi Olonishakin can best be described as top notch. I recall when I attended a strategic session on institutionalizing the reforms in the Nigerian Armed Forces at Chatham House in the United Kingdom, the bulk of the speakers did commend the efforts of the Nigerian Armed Forces in the fight against terrorism and other security threats that the country is faced. These are no mean feat by all indications. And this is where the dexterity…

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