Accelerate infrastructure development to promote intra-continental trade says Project Management Institute

 The annual commemoration of Africa Day marks the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) founding in 1963. Now called the African Union, 2023 is the diamond jubilee year of the OAU, the continental body representing 55 member states that make up the African Continent. While the anniversary is being celebrated under the slogan, “Our Africa Our Future,” at the heart of this year’s celebration is the vision and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The AU theme for 2023 is Acceleration of AfCFTA Implementation. Once fully implemented, the…

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Yala Elders, Traditional Rulers, Youths Seek God’s Intervention Over Reoccurring Disasters, Calamities

By Ebriku John Friday Recently, Yala elders, traditional rulers and youths under the umbrella of “Yala Going Back To The Root Prayer” asked for God’s intervention over the rapid disaster befalling Yala people and land. The elders, traditional rulers and youths were drawn from communities that makes up Western and Eastern Yala in Yala LGA of Cross River State. The purpose was to go back to the Almighty God with prayers and supplication through the ancestors, Yala crowned chiefs and elders of Yala land. All the crowned chiefs and elders…

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High Chief Higgins Receives NAYLOGS WW Award Of Honour

…Pledges N2m as Yala students trust fund By Ebriku John Friday The founder and CEO of Opal Group, notable Cross River State critical stakeholder and reputable political stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), High Chief Higgins Peters has pledged an annual sum of N2 million as Students Trust Fund to cater for the school needs of students of Yala Local Government Area. High Chief Higgins Peters, who is a prominent and highly respected leader in Yala LGA and Cross River North stated this on Tuesday day, June 6,…

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The World We Live In Today Is A World Of Technology, Says NCPC Boss

By Ebriku John Friday The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC, Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam has said that the world we live in today is a world of technology. The NCPC Boss made this known while receiving the delegation of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau NDPB, led by the National Commissoner, Dr. Vincent Olatunji in his office at the NCPC corporate headquarters in Abuja recently. Rev. Pam expressed great delight on receiving his guest, in his words, “I want to commend your zealousness in spreading the importance…

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10th Senate Presidency: Group Vows To Resist Blackmail, Witch-hunt Against Sen Akpabio

….urges APC leadership to reject injustice By Ebriku John Friday A group called South-South Solidarity Group, SSSG, weekend, warned and vowed to vehemently resist any blackmail and witch-hunt against Senator Godswill Akpabio, to truncate his emergence as President of the 10th Senate. This was contained in a statement signed by the Convener, SSSG, Peter Ikpen Ilefa, where the group queried the ongoing investigation of Senator Akpabio, and accused the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan of allegedly playing the role of witch-hunt in the name of investigating Senator Akpabio…

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Civil Society Groups Laud Nigerian Armed Forces, Police For Peaceful Transition Of Power

The Nigerian Armed Forces and Police have been commended for ensuring a peaceful, seamless, and successful transition of power on May 29. The Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Sustenance of Democracy and Peace in Africa gave the commendation at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja. In his address, the Executive Director, Dr. Ifure Ataifure, said the Armed Forces and Police ensured that the enemies of Nigeria’s democracy were neutralized. “The role of the Nigerian Police in the conduct of the 2023 General Elections in Nigeria must be emphasized,”…

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Alleged Forgery: 500 CSOs give NYSC 7 days ultimatum to compensate Gov Mbah, tender public apology

The National Youth Service Corps has been issued a seven-day ultimatum to compensate Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State over unsubstantiated allegations of forgery. A group of 500 civil society organizations, under the aegis of Civic Room, gave this ultimatum in a press statement on Thursday. The CSOs also asked the NYSC leadership to tender an apology to the Enugu governor on or before the stipulated period. Grace Adesola, the Executive Director of Civic Room, warned that failure to do so will attract both a lawsuit and massive protests at…

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ARTISANS , TRADERS‘ ASSOCIATIONS AND UNIONS VOW TO JOIN PROTEST AGAINST CBN GOVERNOR

A group of artisans have collectively vowed to join the protests called by the Coalition of Civil Society Groups, calling for the sack of CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele. The groups which included National Union of Transport Employers (NUTE), United Traders Association of Nigeria (UTAN), National Association of Artisans (NAA), made this position known at a Press Conference which held in Abuja. Speaking on behalf of the groups, the convener, Chief Stanley Wani said that Mr. Emefiele “took Nigerians for a ride when he unilaterally and arbitrarily decided to embark on…

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Group fingers Gov Uzodinma, NYSC staff in attempt to use judiciary to sabotage Enugu Gov-elect’s mandate

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and some top officials of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are allegedly behind a plot to use the judiciary to sabotage the mandate of Enugu State Governor-elect, Peter Mbah. The Citizens Arise for Democracy (CAD), which raised this alarm at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, said the plan is to use the backdoor to impose a governor against the people’s will.  Speaking to the press, the group’s convener, Okwa Dan, said this is a well-thought strategy by Uzodinma to expand his influence…

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10th NASS: Beware of Ugochinyere’s antics – Group warns opposition members-elect

The Citizens Centre for Democracy Awareness (CCDA) has drawn the attention of opposition lawmakers to the antics of Ikenga Ugochinyere, the member-elect for Ideato South and North federal consistency of Imo State. In a statement signed by its Executive Director, Dr. Emmanuel Ani, the Centre described Ugochinyere as a serial scam artist who has taken his mischievous craft to the House of Representatives. The Centre gave this warning following Ugochinyere’s pronouncement that 63 opposition members-elect had endorsed Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu for Speaker and Deputy of the 10th National…

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