Africa Day: ECOSOCC Nigeria Task Africans On Concerted Efforts Against Insecurity

…calls for effective security sector reform and disarmament As Africans mark the Africa Union’s day, the Nigeria chapter of the Africa Union, Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC)  has called on all citizens of Africa to be united against all forms of violence and insecurity in the continent. Saying there is the need for effective security sector reform and disarmament, demobilization and re-integration programmes in countries emerging from conflict. The Nigeria Representative in the 3rd general Assembly of the Council, and the Corporate Affairs director of Concern Nigeria Youth Development Organisation,…

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Local Content Bill Vital To Preserve Nigeria’s Socioeconomic Independence – Hon Idagbo

…says it will strengthen executive-legislature synergy By Ebriku John Friday As Nigeria braces for post-COVID-19 economic recovery, the member representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency of Cross River State in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly, Rt Hon Legor Idagbo, on has stressed on necessity of the Nigerian Local Content Development and Enforcement Bill 2020, which remains vital to preserve Nigeria’s socioeconomic independence and positioning it on the path of rapid growth and development being Africa’s largest economy. Hon Idagbo giving the background of the Nigerian Local Content Development and Enforcement…

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Premium Times and her uncharitable Sallah gesture to the military

By Samson Abu “Support PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibility. Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government. For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country, we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour. By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helpingng to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.” The above sentence is what…

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AFAN Lauds Gov Ayade Over Tax Exemption For Farmers

…Urges farmers to reciprocate gesture with high productivity The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Sunday, lauded the Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade, overtax exemption of farmers, especially smallholder farmers in the State. The farmers’ association made the commendation through its National President, Arc Kabir Ibrahim, while speaking with Vanguard on the declaration made by the Governor and described it as uncommon. Ibrahim who expressed gratitude said the Governor’s gesture opens a new vista for farmers and the sector in Cross River State, and that would boost…

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WHEN VISIONARY LEADERSHIP MATTERS: THE ALPHONSUS OGAR EBA’S EXAMPLE

As the noble bard of yesterday, James Russel Lowell, eloquently stated, “once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide, in the strife of truth and falsehood, for the good or evil side, some great cause, God’s new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, and the choice goes by forever. Twixt that darkness and that light, though the cause of evil prosper, yet this truth alone is strong.” Understandingly, good leadership is the process whereby public institutions conduct public affairs, manage public resources and guarantees transparency. Good…

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Eid-el-Fitri: Hon Legor Celebrates With Muslim Community

…tasks Nigerians on sustaining unity, peace By Ebriku John Friday The member representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency of Cross River State in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, Rt Hon Legor Idagbo, on Sunday, celebrated with the Muslim community in Nigerian and other parts of the world as the mark the Eid-el-Fitri ending the Ramadan fast. This was contained in his Eid Mubarak message to hthe Muslim community in his Federal constituency The Federal lawmaker noted that the Holy Month of Ramadan, which started a month ago with fasting by…

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Eid-el’fitri: Stella Odey Sues For Harmony As She Celebrates Muslim Faithfuls

Cross River State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon Mrs Stella Oreme Odey-Ekpo, has felicitated with Muslims on the celebration of Eid-el’fitr. Eid al-Fitr, a “festival of breaking the fast” which marks the end of Ramadan. Hon. Odey-Ekpo in her Eid-el-Fitr message enjoins Muslims to consolidate on the their prayers during the fasting period by living in harmony with one another. She further reiterated that, the occasion calls for deeper reflection on our love, as a people, nation and individual. She said the peace and unity of the world lies…

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Boko Haram: PMB, Army have done what is impossible for world leaders in just five years — Abubakar Tsav

A former commissioner of police, Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav has described the five years of President Muhammadu Buhari in the saddle of leadership in Nigeria as phenomenal in the annals of the country with regards to the prosecution of the war against terrorism. Abubakar Tsav stated this in an exclusive interview he granted on the state of the nation recently. According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari came on board at a time when the country was grappling with myriads of challenges, and despite all of that he was able…

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Eid-el-fitr: Eba Advocates Peaceful Co-existence

The Director-General, Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Barr Alphonsus Ogar Eba, has congratulated the Cross River State Muslim Community on the celebration of the Eid-el-fitr, urging them to promote religious harmony, peaceful co-existence and tolerance to promote unity. The Director General in his Eid al-fitr message circulated on Sunday by his media Aide , Egbara Emmanuel, said religious harmony, peaceful co-existence and tolerance were core prerequisites for the unity and development of Cross river state. “I implore all our muslim brothers and sisters to reflect on…

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Eid-el-Fitr; Hon Jarigbe Felicitate With Muslim Community In Ogoja, Yala

The Member Representing the peace Loving people of Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency in the green chamber of the National Assembly, Abuja, the Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom has felicitated with the Muslims Ummah in Ogoja/Yala on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr which marks the breaking of fast and the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. He also congratulated the Muslim faithful in Cross River State, Nigeria and the world at large on the successful completion of the fasting period despite the formidable challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the…

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