Eid Mubarak: Grace Ike Celebrates Muslims, Calls For Better Working Conditions For Journalists

By Ebriku John Friday The Chairperson of the House of Representatives Press Corps and Vice Chairman Correspondents Chapel NUJ FCT, Comrade Grace Ike, has advocated for improved working conditions for journalists. Ike spoke as she joined the Muslim community to celebrate the end of Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr celebration. She called upon media organizations, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders to take concrete measures towards enhancing the welfare of journalists, whom she described as the bedrock of democracy. “As Eid al-Fitr approaches, I extend heartfelt congratulations and warm wishes…

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Eid-Al-Fitr: FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10, 2024, as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Aishetu Ndayako. The minister congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the fasting in the holy month of Ramadan. Tunji-Ojo called on them to imbibe and practise the virtues that entail kindness, love, tolerance, peace, good neighbourliness, and compassion, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).…

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Hon. Peter Akpanke Celebrates Newly-wedded Couple, Mr & Mrs Timothy Iduku

By Ebriku John Friday Hon. Peter Atianashie Akpanke, the House of Representatives Member representing Obudu/Bekwara/Obanliku Federal Constituency, recently attended the wedding of Enger. Mr & Mrs Timothy Adie Iduku at Assemblies Of God Church in Obudu, Cross River State on Saturday, April 6, 2024. During the ceremony, Hon. Akpanke gave a charge to the newly-wedded couple that they should love and submit to each other to have a successful union. He explained that as people who come from different backgrounds, there are bound to be misunderstandings, but with love and…

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Weekend Musings On Comrade Grace Ike

The consensus building for the eventual affirmation and historic emergence of Comrade GRACE IKE as the first female chairman of NUJ FCT Council is steadily gaining acceptance, prominence, preference and spreading far and wide. It is shattering the four walls of partitions of the so called ‘owners’ of the council and sending shivers and confusion in the camp of those whose plot is to install an anointed stooge to continue to do their bidding and crawl in de-tasteful ineptitude. The song of GRACE IKE is hitting the airwaves with with…

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NASS’ll Continue To Partner With Executive For National Devt -Akpabio

By Ebriku John Friday President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has reiterated the commitment of the National Assembly under his leadership, to continue to partner with the President Bola Tinubu-led administration in the provision of infrastructure for the people and the improvement of the economy. Akpabio stated this while commissioning some urban and farm roads in Ikot Ekpene and Essien Udim Local government areas of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District on Friday. A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom, quoted him as saying, “the commissioning of…

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Tinubu To Corporate Nigeria: Hand In Hand With You, I Cannot Underperform On A Job I Campaigned For

By Ebriku John Friday President Bola Tinubu says Nigeria’s economy is at a turning point and will require the steadfast support of the private sector for sustained growth and prosperity. Speaking during Iftar on Thursday in Abuja with members of the Nigerian business community, the President expressed gratitude for their support and pledged to engage with them more frequently. ”I would have summoned you before now, not during Ramadan, because you are a very valuable part of my constituency. ”There is no driver of the economy that is bigger than…

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Personnel Welfare: IGP Approves Promotion Of 10,581 Inspectors, Rank & File

…Reassures Prompt Promotion on Merit The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has authorized the promotion of ten thousand, five hundred and eighty-one (10,581) deserving junior officers of the Inspectorate Cadre, and the Rank and File. In line with this directive, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police overseeing the Department of Finance and Administration (DIG DFA) has been tasked with coordinating efforts alongside the Commissioner of Police (Welfare) to commence the promotion process promptly. The breakdown of promotions includes nine thousand, eight hundred and thirty-one (9,831) Police…

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Customs Sets To Launch Analytical Laboratory To Mitigate Smuggling Activities

By Ebriku John Friday The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, says the Service has made all arrangements to launch Customs Analytical Laboratory, a critical measure set to enhance NCS’s capacity to detect and prevent smuggling, counterfeit goods, and other illicit activities at the ports. The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Adeniyi, who made this known on Wednesday, 3 April 2024, during a media briefing at the Service’s Headquarters in Abuja, said the initiative will take effect between the second quarter and third quarter of the…

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Owan Enoh: Made For Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope’ Sports Agenda

About eight months ago, when President Bola Tinubu assigned portfolios to members of his cabinet, a few surprises sprung up. One of such surprises was the deployment of Sen. John Owan Enoh (JOE), an experienced lawmaker to head the newly created Ministry of Sports Development. In his twenty years sojourn in the legislative arm of government, which spans across both the state and national assembly, Sen. JOE, a former University Don, specialises in budget, appropriation, and public finance management. Most of his certificate courses, too, are in this area. In…

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EASTER: Grace Ike Assures Journalists Of Better Times Ahead, Highlights Women’s Role In Easter And Nation Building

Amidst the prevailing hardship and austerity facing our nation and journalists alike, the Chairperson of the House of Representatives Press Corps, Comrade Grace Ike has offered a message of hope and resilience. She urged journalists not to lose faith, assuring them that brighter days are on the horizon. In her message on the significance of Easter to journalists, Ike who is also the Vice Chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel FCT NUJ, extended warm greetings to journalists in Abuja and beyond. She emphasized Easter as a time symbolizing renewal, hope, and…

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