COVID-19: Don’t Fail Yourselves, PDP Urges Nigerians

…Says FG Mismanaged Our Situation …Demands Apologies From PMB The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians not to resign to fate and jeopardize their lives following President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to find direction in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in our country despite the huge resources at his disposal. The party charges Nigerians as well as states not to drop their guards but must intensify their personal and community protection strategies, seeing that the Buhari-led Federal Government has reached its wits end and has no plans…

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COVID-19: Cross River Preparing For Life After Pandemic – Ayade

By Ebriku John Friday In order to tackle the attendant food shortage expected to hallmark the post coronavirus pandemic, Cross River State is going ahead with its Agro- Industrialisation drive in the midst of the virus outbreak, says Governor Ben Ayade. The governor, who stated this in Calabar, explained that his administration was determined to make the state self sufficient in food production, adding that “we are not resting on our oars in our agro-industrialisation drive because of the likelihood of global food crisis after COVID-19.” Speaking while deploying the…

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CBN, Bankers’ Committee Suspend Lay-offs In Banks

A special meeting of the Bankers’ Committee was convened on May 2, 2020, to further review the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian banking industry. The Committee particularly deliberated on the issue of the operating costs of banks in view of the disruptions emanating from the global economic difficulties and decided as follows: In order to help minimise and mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families and livelihoods, no bank in Nigeria shall retrench or lay-off any staff of any cadre (including full-time and part-time).…

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Gov Ayade directs Civil Servants To Return To Work Tomorrow

Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade Sunday began to relax some of the restrictions he put in place in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak by directing all categories of civil servants to return to work on Monday. The governor, who about two weeks ago recalled civil servants from grade level 10 and above back to work, has now directed all civil servants to return to work tomorrow, Monday, May 4th, 2020. A statement issued by Mr. Christian Ita, the Special Adviser to the Governor, reminded the returning civil…

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Dr Enamhe Pays Glowing Respect To Late Senator Rose Oko

By Ebriku John Friday The Special Adviser to Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade on Social Media, Chief Dr Dorncklaimz Enamhe has paid glowing respect to the late Senator Dr Rose Oko, describing her as a woman of class with a dynamic and distinct style of leadership. The late Senator Rose Oko, before her demise on March 23 at a London medical facility, was representing Cross River Northern Senatorial District in the upper legislative chamber of the Nigerian National Assembly. Dr Enemhe in a tribute on his Facebook wall,…

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Helping The Less Privileged Is Part Of Me – Chief Bruno

Veteran Actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha has revealed that he has featured in over 509 movies. As Nollywood is becoming an avenue for churning out great minds and creative from time immemorial, movie makers and actors have seen an upward trend in the growth of the movie industry. And one actor who has contributed a lot in making the industry what it is today is veteran actor, Chief Iwuoha Bruno Obinna. The actor whose marriage is blessed with Six Children also deals on Stainless steel fabrication and installation when he’s not…

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MONA AUDU FOUNDATION SET TO SUE DANGOTE OVER EXPLOITATION IN KOGI

By Ebriku John Friday The President of Mona Audu Foundation, Princess Zahrah Mustapha Audu, has decried the wonton destruction and exploitation of resources of the people of Kogi State by Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Princess Audu, who expressed her angst in a statement revealed that the foundation will soon institute a formal case against Dangote and his chains of companies operating in the state. The statement which was tagged, Alhaji Aliko Dangote: as Nigeria’s cancer said, the billionaire makes his money from one of the most impoverished states…

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Eba Salutes Prof Esu Ivara At 69

By Ebriku John Friday The Director General, Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Alphonsus Ogar Eba Esq, has felicitated with the Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Professor Esu Ivara on the occasion of his 69th birthday anniversary. The Director General described Professor Ivara as a father and leader of modern generation, that his service to the state and Nigeria over the years in different capacities and now as a Deputy Governor is a template of emulation and reference of pragmatic leadership in contemporary politics. The message…

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The Aftermath Of COVID19 By Mubarak Umar Abubakar

Coronavirus is not the first pandemic in the history of the world, and sadly may not be the last, but its implications on our social and economic exploitation will remain in books for the next generation to digest. For those who still misunderstand and consumed by conspiracy theories going round, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is real; it is an infectious disease caused by a deadly virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can…

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Covid-19/ Boko Haram: Inter-faith congregation forecasts divine victory over pandemic, terrorists

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has prophesized that an end to the Boko Haram insurgency and COVID-19 pandemic is in sight. NIFROP made this declaration on Saturday, the seventh-day of its Joint Prayer and Fasting for divine intervention and solution to Covid-19 and Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorism. In his speech, NIFROP’s president, Bishop Sunday Garuba said “God has given us a song of victory” over the terrorists, noting that Abubakar Shekau’s days are numbered. Despite meeting virtually, the cleric reckoned that its sessions have garnered over 500,000…

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