2019 NORTHFEST IS OPEN FOR ALL TO ATTEND – ALPHONSUS OGAR EBA

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY …Says event holds December 7 in Ogoja Ahead of the 2019 Northern Cultural Festival (2019 Northfest), the Chairman Mobilisation Committee, Hon Barr Alphonsus Ogar Eba has said all Sons and daughters from Northern Cross River, Cross River State and Nigerians in general are invited to participate in the annual event. Barr Ogar Eba, who is also the Director-General Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, stated this on Wednesday while speaking on the preparedness of the central planning committee. He said this year’s Northfest…

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Remains Of Pioneer Optometrist Registrar Laid To Rest In Delta State

The remains of Pioneer Registrar and former National President of Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA), Dr Ronald Nzie Eyime has been laid to rest in Kwale, Delta State today in a well attended funeral. In a message of condolence personally signed by the National President of the Association, Dr Ozy Okonokhua described the exit of the first Licence Board Registrar and former National President of the Association and academician , Dr Ronald Nzie Eyime who died at the age of 63. He extolled Dr Ronald Eyime as a great man of…

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Emefiele, Tinubu, Buratai, Bagudu, Others Bags AljazirahNigeria Good Governance Award

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emiefele leads a host of other awardees at the maiden edition of AljazirahNigeria Good Governance Award as the Man of the Year. Conscious on the award table are Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, Abubakar Bagudu Atiku, who as Democratic Icon, Symbol of National Security, and governor of the Year, North-west, respectively. The award recognises governors and legislators from each of the six geo-political zones, Brand, Company, Administrator, Public Servant and Federal agencies and Institutions of the…

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ENGR COSMAS EKAWU NAMED CHAIRMAN AS YEMA YALA GETS NEW EXCOS

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY The Chairman/CEO of Odecyn Contractors Nigeria Limited, Engr Cosmas Oloko Ekawu has been named the Chairman of Yema Yala Development Initiative after scaling through a well organized electoral process of the organization. He will be working with nine others elected to fill the various offices in the 10-member officials. He was declared winner and returned as the elected chairman by the secretary of the constituted Independent Electoral Committee, Prince George Ogonyi after a rigorous electoral process, which has been adjudged as transparent, free and fair. He…

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LAGOS GOV SANWO-OLU FLAGS OFF 2019 GENERAL PILGRIMAGE TO ISRAEL, ROME

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday officially flagged off the 2019 general pilgrimage to Israel and Rome at the Chapel of Christ the Light Church, Alausa, Ikeja. He congratulated the intending pilgrims of Lagos State for their bold initiative to embark on holy pilgrimage to strengthen their faith in the Lord. The No. 1 citizen of Lagos State also thanked the leadership of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) for choosing Lagos State for the flag off of this year’s general pilgrimage exercise. He assured…

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CARNIVAL CALABAR: AYADE DECLARES TODAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN CROSS RIVER

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY Ahead of this year’s Carnival Calabar, which is an annual event, the Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade has declared today as public holiday in the state. This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Mr Christian Ita and made available to the public in the early hours of today. According to the him, All public institutions except schools and banks are to remain closed. The statement reads, “In exercise of the powers conferred on the…

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Chief Angela Ogeyi Odey – The Kind of Leader Yala Needs Now

Every era in history demands a leader who understands the interplay between time and changes and has the capacity to marry such changes to the demands of time. Yala has been in dare need of a leader, who can be there for the masses any time he/she is needed. Yala people have outgrown a stage whereby, mandates are given to people based on how interesting their political propaganda and pleasantries might sound. We are now in the era, whereby, we are judged by every single move we make, our utterances,…

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LGA ELECTION: CHIEF MRS ANGELA OGEYI ODEY DECLARES FOR YALA CHAIRMANSHIP

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY …SAYS IT’S TIME TO ENTRUST THE FUTURE OF YALA TO A VISIONARY AND PRAGMATIC LEADER The immediate past Senior Special Adviser to Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade on Mobilization and Enlightenment, Chief Mrs Angela Ogeyi Odey has officially declared her decision to contest for Yala Local Government Area plum job, as chairman of council. Chief Odey, who made the declaration on Friday in a Facebook post, where she outlined her vision for a prosperous Yala said, “It is time to change the sordid narration of…

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NCPC PROMOTES 4 DIRECTORS, 17 SENIOR OFFICERS

BY EBRIKU JOHN FRIDAY The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) has promoted four Deputy Directors to substantive Directors on salary grade level 17, while seventeen officers in various cadres had been promoted in various grades. In a circular released on November 22, 2019 and duly signed by the Assistant Director Administration Mr. Nkaiso Edemenang on behalf of the Ag. Executive Secretary, stated that the promotion took effect from 1st January, 2019. The newly promoted Directors and other officers were those who emerged successfully in a recent credible and highly competitive…

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Adesina, El-Rufai, Other Nigerians Nominated For the African Leadership Persons of the Year 2019

… Voting opens across the continent to decide winners The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina and the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, are among eight Nigerians nominated for the 8th Edition of the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year. Other Nigerians equally nominated across 7 categories include: Femi Otedola, Philanthropist; Abdulsalmad Rabiu, Chief Executive Officer, BUA Group, Nigeria; Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director, LADOL, Nigeria Rev. Helen Oritsejafor, MD/CEO, Eagle Heights Group, and Nigeria’s singing sensation, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Whizkid.  …

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