GOODNIGHT SIR VICTOR UWAIFO, OUR GUITAR BOY…

When a huge tree falls in the forest, the loud thud is heard over miles. Nigeria, nay the world, mourns the passage of a huge music maestro. I vividly recall our days on Lagos Street where you lived a short distance away from us on Iwehen Street. You often came to visit my senior brother, Osaheni Uzamere your childhood friend and contemporary. As I was much younger than you both, I admired your personality and strong character with awe. From humble beginnings, you grew yourself up to national and international…

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Centre, NGOs propose creation of NYSC trust fund

…. canvass two years period The Federal Government and National Assembly have been urged to create a trust fund for the National Youth Service Corps scheme to enhance job creation and reduce unemployelment. This was part of the recommendations of the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency as well as Nigeria First after a one-day round table analysing the gains, challenges and prospects of the scheme for national unity. In a communique co-signed by Richard Augustine Adie, Chairman, Communique Drafting Committee, Stella Osso (secretary) and Usman Abubakar (member), over…

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Queen Oko Bags Yala Achievers Girl Child Impact Award

…as she dedicates the award to all girl child By Ebriku John Friday The Special Assistant to Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade on Girl Child Education, Miss Queen Otelahu Oko has bagged the Yala Achievers Girl Child Impact Award 2021. She was presented with the award plague in a epoch making event by the organisers of the prestigious annual Yala Achievers Awards 2021, MOJS Entertainment Limited, which held in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State. The award according to the organisers was in recognition of her…

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Inspiring Story of Fashion Entrepreneur Who Moved from Selling Okrika to Paris School of Business

Edo-state born Fashion Entrepreneur, Eghosa Agbonifo has shared his experience of how he grew from selling second hand clothes popularly called Okrika to becoming a fashion entrepreneur and a student of Paris School of Business. Agbonifo said at a young age, life was hard for him, having to struggle through every point. Adding that despite the challenges, he believed in himself and didn’t give up. While sharing his experience he said, “What I did was, I outlined some goals and worked towards it. Then I set out to be in…

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Hon Otolo Empowers Ipuole Okuku Youths With Event Centre Facilities

…Presents flat screen television set, generator, dual view decoder By Ebriku John Friday As part of his corporate social responsibility, the General Manager, Cross River State Waste Management Agency, Hon Oko Sunday Ebeku (aka Otolo) on Saturday fulfilled his promise as he empowers Ipuole Okuku community youths with provision of facilities for setting up of an event center to generate revenue and support youth development. The facilities presented to the youths include a flat screen television set, generator and a dual view decoder. The community youth leader and vice chairman,…

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Engr Ben Akak, Hon Cynthia, Hon Otolo, CP Odama, Mrs Igwe, Others To Be Honoured At Yala Achievers Awards Today

By Ebriku John Friday Cross River State rising philanthropist, politician, and founder Ben Akak Foundation, Engr Ben Akak, Cross River State House of Assembly member, representing Yala 2 State Constituency, Hon Cynthia Nkasi , General Manager Waste Management Agency Cross River State, Hon Oko Sunday Ebeku (aka Otolo), Commissioner of Police Paul Odama, former UNICAL Bursar, Dr Mrs Beatrice Anya Ifeanyi Igwe and 24 other accomplished illustrious sons and daughters of Yala indigenes and Cross Riverians will be honoured as the annual Yala Achievers Awards 2021. Others to be honoured…

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COVID-19: NYSC VOWS TO SUSTAIN ENFORCEMENT OF PROTOCOLS, WARNS AGAINST COMPLACENCY

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has pledged the commitment of the Scheme towards the sustenance of strict enforcement of COVID-19 preventive and safety Protocols in order to guarantee seamless and smooth Orientation Course and Service Year. The Director-General who was speaking today during a WEBINAR session on COVID-19 measures for safe orientation camp jointly organised by the NCDC/NYSC, and supported by World Health Organisation (WHO), further warned against complacency by the Prospective Corps Members and other members of the camp community, noting…

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Interfaith clerics end 3-day prayer to intercede for Buhari’s Administration ,insecurity

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace, NIFROP has ended a 3-day prayer to supplicate for the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. The prayer session which started on Tuesday and ended on Thursday was part of the divine mandate given to the group to intercede for Nigeria and  President Muhammadu Buhari.  NIFROP National Coordinator, Sunday Garuba  in his speech said despite the evil machinations of the kingdom of darkness against Nigeria, the country have remained a strong and indivisible country by the mercies and grace of…

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Don Moen Rock Igbo Music At Ongoing Global Crusade Of Pastor Kumuyi

Donald James Moen, one of the leading Christian singers in the world ministered in songs on Thursday night at the just started Deeper Life Bible Church crusade holding in Enugu, one of the major cities in Eastern Nigeria. Born on June 29, 1950, the American singer took everyone by surprise when he came up with Ibo song. Perhaps, he took the decision to sing the song because where the crusade is holding is an Igbo speaking state in Nigeria. The 71-year-old song writer who grew up in Mineapolis, Minnesota in…

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Group hails NEDC for exceptional service in north east

…solicits international donors’ support for commission The North East Peace Foundation (NEPF) has commended the North East Development Commission (NEDC) for its laudable intervention initiatives introduced in the region. The group gave the commendation on Friday in a statement titled ‘NEDC: A Trajectory of Exceptional Service in North East Nigeria’ and signed by its Executive Director, Achenyo Ogu. According to Ogu, the Commision’s impact has been visible, fulfilling its mandate in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of roads, houses and business premises of victims of insurgency as well as tackling the…

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