Service chiefs have no tenure – Ex-COAS, Akinrinade

A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (retd.), has said the sacking of the heads of the armed forces in the country is at the discretion of the President, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The former army chief said service chiefs could resign if they felt they did not have anything new to contribute again or wait to be sacked by the President. Akinrinade made this known in a recent interview. There have been calls for the sacking of service chiefs due to…

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NCPC To Collaborate With Catholic Secretariat Of Nigeria On Pilgrimage

By Ebriku John Friday The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam has promised that NCPC would collaborate with the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria in order to advance the cause of Christian pilgrimage. He disclosed this recently in Abuja while playing host to the members of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria led by the Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Sam Jimi in his office. His words, “By the special grace of God, we will work with you and give you the rapport you need” He commended…

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The Unsung Hero, Charly Boy, A.K.A, Area Fada, the Echoes of his Unending Legacies

By A Patrick IP A reconstruction of, or say, an interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s famous and most celebrated quotes in Julius Ceaser, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more; it’s a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” can be put thus: Life seems so lengthy and endless to a man but in reality, it is very temporal and ephemeral; very short and brief. Compared with a shadow a…

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EID-EL KABIR: PDP Senatorial Hopeful, Dr Odey Felicitates With Muslim Faithfuls

…says sacrifice, selflessness and service remain paramount By Ebriku John Friday The leading senatorial aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Cross River North Senatorial By-election, Chief Barr Stephen Odey Ph D, on Friday, joined Muslim faithfuls to celebrate Eid-el Kabir. Odey in a statement on Sallah said the Eid-el Kabir festival came at a time when Nigerians are fast losing the spirit of sacrifice and selflessness in service to the growth and development of the nation. He also pointed out that the celebration should…

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Hon Idagbo Felicitates With Muslim Faithful On Eid-el Kabir

…calls for peace, love and unity By Ebriku John Friday The member representing Bekwarra, Obudu and Obanliku Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Legor Idagbo, Friday, felicitated with Muslim faithful in Nigeria and across the world on Eid-El Kabir. Idagbo who is the Chairman, House Committee on Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring, stated this in his Sallah message signed by him, urged Muslim brothers and sisters across the country to use the Eid-el Kabir festival to pray for peace, love and unity of the country amid the…

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Agribusiness: Gov Ayade Sets Up 23-man Committee On CBN AAD Scheme

 …to launch scheme on August 24 in Calabar By Ebriku John Friday The Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade, has constututed a 23-man Project Management Committee for the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS), in Cross River State. This was made known in a statement signed by the Coordinator/Facilitator of the CBN Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme, Cross River State, Prince Michael Nku Abuo, and made available to journalists. According to the statement for purpose of clarity the two agricultural focus of the state…

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Buhari/Service Chiefs: Lawyers vow to render pro-bono service to protect Nigeria’s sovereignty

Some legal practitioners have pledged to defend Nigeria’s constitution and sovereignty for free against persons attempting to undermine the powers of the President and efforts of the Service Chiefs.  The groups, under the aegis of Patriotic Nigerian Lawyers (PNL) and Concerned Citizens made this vow on Thursday at a World Press Conference in Abuja, warning paid sabotuers to stop taking Nigeria for a ride.  Speaking at the press conference on behalf of the groups, PNL’s Executive Secretary, Barrister Abdulmalik Alfa, described the suit by the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Ikenga Ugochinyere…

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NCPC Boss To Collaborate Northern Govs On More Pilgrims Welfare Boards

By Ebriku John Friday The Executive Secretary of Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has said that he would  work with the Northern Governors to establish Pilgrims Welfare Boards  in some part of the north, because must northern state have no constitutional Board for Christian Pilgrims. He disclosed this while receiving Northern Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN in his office, recently. Rev. Pam explained that if more Boards are opened it would serve as an avenue for noble men and women to work in keeping the Christendom together, and…

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Real Estate Czar, Sam Ogrih Bags Patriotic Personality Award

By Ebriku John Friday The League of African Development Students, LEADS Africa, a pan-African student organization has presented the Award of Africa’s Patriotic Personality of the Year Award to Mr Sam Ogrih, Managing Director/CEO of Delta Mega Trend Ltd, promoters of the Plantation City Estate, Southbrook Estates, Warri, Delta State. According to LEADS Africa, “the award is in recognition of his contribution to Africa’s Quest for Development via corporate investment, employment creation, philanthropy et al.” While presenting the award to him in Abuja, LEADS Africa, head of Advocacy, Mr. Morgan…

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Akpanke Foundation Pays Medical Bills Of Less Privileges In Cross River

By Ebriku John Friday The Akpanke Foundation (TAF), has donated palliatives and paid over three million naira medical bills of the less privileges in Cross River State. The palliatives donated include thousands of facemasks, food teams and others The founder of the foundation, Mr Peter Akpanke, while presenting the palliatives to the people yesterday in Obudu and Obanliku Local Governments of the state, noted that the gesture was a thanksgiving to God Almighty and to mark his marriage anniversary and his birthday celebrations during the week. Akpanke further said that…

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