Guinness World Record: Nigerians Cheer Onakoya As 58-Hour Chess Marathon Begins In New York

Nigerians abroad have come out to support renowned chess master, Tunde Onakoya, as he embarks on a mission to surpass the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon. Onakoya announced the commencement of the marathon via his X account with the caption, “Game time.” He also wrote, “We haven’t even started yet and Nigerians are already trooping in to camp out with me.” Among those cheering Onakoya is Nigerian singer, Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known as Adekunle Gold. The event, which is underway at New York City’s iconic Times Square,…

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NUJ FCT Correspondents Chapel Mourns Member, Ude Ejikeme

The Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ ) FCT Correspondents’ Chapel received with shock the demise of one of our members, Mr. Ude Ejikeme who died in the early hours of Tuesday April 16th 2024 after a brief illness at Garki Hospital Abuja. In a statement jointly signed by Comrade Jide Oyekunle and Raphael Oni the Chairman and Secretary of the Chapel respectively on Wednesday described the untimely death of the veteran journalist as a rude shock as its happening when the union is trying to recover from a similar…

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Otu Woos Investors To Cross River, Targets $9 Billion Economy By 2031

…markets opportunities to diplomatic community By Ebriku John Friday Cross River State Governor, Prince Bassey Otu, has showcased attractive investment opportunities in various sectors in the state to members of the diplomatic community and development partners, targeting $9 billion economy for the state by 2031. Otu called on prospective investors to take full advantage of opportunities in agriculture, manufacturing, solid minerals, oil and gas, as well as hospitality to invest in the state. The governor spoke at the first “Executive Governor’s Roundtable” organised by the state government in Abuja, with…

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Appreciating Maida’s transformational leadership at NCC

By Williams Ochonu “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” —Henry Kissinger. The above quote is instructive on the realization that leadership is needed to transform our great country. But the question is thus: are those saddled with leadership positions aware of the enormity of the task before them? I have advocated this much in several of my writings on the need for those in leadership positions in the country to come to the table. One of…

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Asue Ighodalo and the Urgency of Assimilation Agenda

By: Barr Alex Ehi Aidaghese Any effort to indoctrinate and assimilate any real or perceived adversarial forces of the Asue Crusade into becoming authentic vanguard, loyalists, and apostles of the Crusade is a worthwhile investment. And the time is now. Therefore, the transformation agenda should extend to transforming the minds and souls of real and perceived haters as well as those still sitting on the fence, undecided. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. WE MUST REACH OUT TO THEM. Be that as it may, YOU CAN NOT LOVE ASUE…

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NNPP passes vote of no confidence on Gov Abba Yusuf

  ….wants Kano Gov to resign within 48 hrs Stakeholders of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in the 19 Northern States have passed a vote of no confidence on the Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf Abba. The party chieftains under the aegis of Concerned NNPP Stakeholders said they have been left “disappointed with the path our beloved party is taking, especially in Kano State. ” This was contained in a communique issued on Monday and jointly signed by the President, Hon. Attahiru Musa, Secretary, Hon. Simon Pam, Chairman…

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Akpabio Meets South South APC State Chairmen

…charges them On Party Unity And Cohesion By Ebriku John Friday President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has charged the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the south south geo-political zone, to work harder so that the visibility of the party in the region will grow from one state to more states. Akpabio gave the charge while receiving in courtesy, APC chairmen from the south south region, in Abuja on Sunday. Akpabio, who noted that he understood the challenges being faced by the chairmen, assured them that “in the days ahead,…

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Ganduje: Gov Yusuf Lacks Clear Agenda, Progressing In Error – Northern Patriots

The Northern Patriots (NP) has slammed Governor Abba Yusuf for lacking any clear blueprint or agenda for the people of Kano State. Comrade Dominic Alancha, the national president of the group, made this known during an interview on TVC’s Journalists Hangout on Sunday. According to Alancha, the governor has instead resorted to a witch-hunt and political vendetta against his predecessor Alhaji Umar Ganduje all in the name of a probe. Comrade Alancha said Governor Yusuf is progressing in error, adding that his perceived case against Ganduje is dead on arrival…

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Eba, Other APC States Chairmen South South Meet Senate President

By Ebriku John Friday The Cross River State APC chairman and National Secretary of the APC Chairmen Forum, Alphonsus Ogar Eba Esq, JP yesterday night along with his colleagues from the South South Geo political zone met with the President of the Senate, H. E. Sen Godswill Obot Akpabio GCON in Abuja where crucial issues about the unity of the party and overall development and growth of the party and the citizens of the region was discussed. Eba in his remarks congratulated the President of the Senate for his emergence…

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Minister Matawalle is committed to National Unity, Yoruba Professionals Say

  A group of Professionals in the Southwest Nigeria, have described the Minister of State for Defense, Honorable Muhammed Bello Matawalle, as a Patriot, that is committed to the peace and Unity of Nigeria. In a statement issued.in Lagos today, and signed by the Publicity Secretary of the Group, Dr. Ebenezer Olawole, the group said its reaction is coming, in light of recent comments made by the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, where he criticized a statement by some members of the Northern Elders Forum, who claimed that…

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