ROAD TO LASTING PEACE: Delegation Of O’oba, Itega-Okpame Communities Meet With C’River Assembly Members On Recent Communal Clash

By Ebriku John Friday Following the motion on the floor of the House by Rt Hon Regina Anyogo on the crisis between O’oba and Itega-Okpame communities, the both communities were invited today by the Cross River State House of Assembly to interface with them and to know the root cause of the problem between them. Rt Hon Anyogo is the Deputy Chief Whip and Member, representing Yala 1 State Constituency. The both communities are part of O’Oh Ward in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State. It would be…

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NYSC SIGNS MoU TO INCLUDE CORPS MEMBERS ON NHIS PROGRAMME

The National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Insurance Scheme on the inclusion of Corps Members in the NHIS programme. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim who stated this when he led a delegation of the management of the Scheme to the Headquarters of the NHIS in Abuja, today commended the Federal Government over its concern for Corps Welfare. He said the signing of the MoU is in line with Presidential directive that all Corps Members must be enrolled in the NHIS programme.…

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NYSC DIRECTOR-GENERAL IMPRESSED AS CORPS MEMBER COMMISSIONS A DIGITALIZED LIBRARY.

The NYSC Director General Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has expressed his joy and pride when a corps Member, Ahmad Abubakar had his CDS project,an automated and Computerized library at the NYSC Directorate Headquarters Abuja commissioned. The visibly elated Director General who led members of top Management of the scheme to the event commended the foresight ,determination and resourcefulness of the initiator culminating in the actualization of the landmark project . While congratulating Ahmad Abubakar for this worthy contribution ,Brig Gen Ibrahim urged other corps members to emulate the laudable efforts…

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PR Firm Set To Mark One Year Anniversary With Online Conference For Small Business Owners

BOAPR, the foremost Digital PR Agency in the technology space, helping clients plug into the digitally aware and active audience, is marking its first anniversary of formal operations on 21st September 2021. In commemoration of this most important milestone, the firm is organizing an online conference, which will bring together founders and managers of SMEs around the theme: HARNESSING THE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EMERGING PR AND COMMUNICATIONS LANDSCAPE: HOW SMES CAN GROW THEIR BRANDS USING THE TOOLS OF PUBLIC RELATIONS. The event will feature a lineup of experienced professionals as…

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Gold Fish Has No Hiding Place As Queen Otelahu Oko BAGS National Award

By Ebriku John Friday The quintessential, elegant and delectable Queen Otelahu Oko the Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Cross River State on Girl Child Education has again been nominated and on Monday unveiled in Abuja for a National prestigious award by the organizers of the Nationally acclaimed Democracy Heroes Award and organizers of National frontline beauty pageant Face of Democracy Nigeria (FDN). According to the organisers, the Award for this year 2021 is themed Iconic Women Recognition Awards. “The event is taking place at the Banquet Hall of…

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Sarah Téibo Releases Highly Anticipated Worship Album ‘Restored’

Having recently made headlines with of her latest singles, ‘Victory’ which peaked at Number 1 in the UK Christian Chart and ‘Secure’ which entered the Billboard Gospel Indicator Chart, Sarah Téibo unveils her third studio album ‘Restored’. Produced in the UK by award-winning producer Goziam Okogwu with contributions from Chuks Chiejine (on ‘Victory’ & ‘Belongs to You’) and Nigerian production collective En-harmonics (on ‘God Alone’), thenew album ‘Restored’ is now available for download on all digital music stores and on Multitracks Recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when so…

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Community Holds Red-carpet Reception, Confers Chieftaincy Titles On Minister, Wife

Uwkel-Obudu Community in Obudu local government area of Cross River State on Sunday, held a red-carpet reception in honour of the Honourable Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, OFR. His mother, late Queen Gertrude Jedy-Agba hails from the community. The Community also confered the Minister and his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba with the “Ugaba 1 of Uwkel-Obudu”, which translates to “Number one Lion and Lioness”, respectively Chieftaincy titles. He was also given a hundred by two hundred free piece of land, located beside the Obudu Dam Resort to the Minister.…

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COVID-19: Appreciating NYSC’s Leading Role

By Laz Zoho The National Youth Service Corps has been in the news since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. It has been argued in some quarters on the safety of corp members while in orientation camps. I recall that some called for the suspension of the NYSC orientation camp exercise indefinitely. While I agreed with them to an extent, I also disagreed to a large extent owing to the strategic importance of the three weeks orientation camp exercise. Let’s not forget that its an orientation camp exercise and therefore…

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ANA at 40: Akerele heads strategic planning Board:

The national President of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Dr Camillus Ukah has constituted and inaugurated a strategic planning committee chaired by Taiwo Akerele, the former chief of staff Edo state and chairman of Abuja chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) to advise, plan and organize the 40 anniversary celebration of the unbrella pen body scheduled to hold from 3rd to 6th November 2021 at the expansive Mamman Vatsa writers village Mpape, Abuja. An author of two published books and prolific writer of note and commentator on national…

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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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