Easter: Senator Stephen Odey Harps On Peace, Tolerance

By Ebriku John Friday As Nigerians join their counterparts across the world to celebrate Easter, the Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District, Senator Stephen Adi Odey, has tasked his constituents and Nigerians on harmony among each other in order to ensure peace and unity across Nigeria. Senator Odey in an Easter message made available to journalists on Saturday in Abuja, prayed for peace, nation’s economic growth as well as religious tolerance among the citizens. He called on Christians in the country to use the occasion of the Easter celebration…

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Legor, A Lawmaker In Touch With His Constituents

By Goddie Akpama Only a few constituencies are lucky to have a federal lawmaker in the mould of Barrister Legor Idagbo, the representative of Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku federal constituency as their representative. Since he was elected in 2015 to the National Assembly, Legor has remained consistent in serving the people of the three Local Government Areas, by protecting their interest and bringing to them what in Nigerian political parlance is known as the dividends of democracy. Certainly, the people of the federal constituency, one of the only two constituencies in the Northern…

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2023: South East Church Leaders Canvass For Igbo Presidency

By Ebriku John Friday The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission recently held a South East Church Leaders Peace Meeting in Enugu to discuss the security challenges in the zone and Nigeria as a whole. The Chief Convener of the prayer peace meeting, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev Yakubu Pam said that the meeting was convened to bring church leaders together to interact and recommend the way forward for peace in Nigeria. Stakeholders comprising church leaders from the five states in the South East converged at Sylvia…

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Fuel Hike Hoax: CSOs sue for calm ahead of FG, stakeholders negotiations

A leading pro-Nigeria civil society group, Nigeria First, has sued for peace and calm amongst citizens in the face of ongoing negotiations on the total deregulation of Nigeria’s oil industry. Nigeria First whilst throwing its weight behind the Federal Government in its ongoing reforms in the Oil and Gas sector, blamed fake news and misinformation for the current misunderstanding over the yet to be concluded negotiations on PMS pump price between the Federal Government and other stakeholders in the sector. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, Secretary-General, Comrade…

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Stop Chasing Away Young Start-ups From Nigeria – Senexpay CEO Urges FG

The Chief Executive Officer of SenexPay Limited, Mr Okeoghene Orhosere, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to think through its policies on cryptocurrencies before passing them into law. Mr Orhosere stated this to journalists via a virtual meeting from his residence in South Africa. He also advised the FG to create a level playing field for all legitimate crypto start-ups in the country. Mr Orhosere revealed that the recent ban on cryptocurrencies by the Central Bank of Nigeria has made most entrepreneurs relocate to other developed countries. He…

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C’River North Senatorial By-election: The Journey From Sept 5, 2020 Till Date

By Ebriku John Friday They started the falsehood from day one… He lost a primary he keenly contested. He was actually disqualified but a Federal High Court PortHarcourt cleared him to contest. Sensing defeat. He pulled out midway shamefully to a hotel to announce himself with a concocted result that can never stand the test of time. His primary result failed the integrity test of PDP. The party rejected it and endorsed the authentic result that announced Senator Stephen Odey Ph D as a winner of September 5, 2020 Senatorial…

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Appeal Court Upturns High Court Judgement On Cross River PDP Chairmanship Tussle

By Matthew Okache, Emma Una Appeal Court sitting in Calabar on Friday upturned a Port –Harcourt High Court judgement on the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Cross River State chapter chairmanship tussle. The Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal Calabar, Justice M S Owoade who delivered the judgement in suit CA/C/386/2020, between Venatius Ikem and others versus PDP and Alphonsus Eba, the court held that the PDP rules and guidelines on election of its officials overrides whatever interferes with the election process. “Section 147 of the PDP Constitution has explicitly…

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Appreciating Ibrahim’s compassionate leadership at NYSC

By Philip Agbese One of Africa’s globally celebrated novelist and erudite scholar, Chinua Achebe spewed this timeless maxim in one of his novels; “The man of the people is not about Harvard or Cambridge degrees; but the man that speaks and understands the language of the people.” Achebe’s wisdom sparkles with a timeless relevance in leadership on the African continent and Nigeria today, just like yesterday when the words were uttered. The Director-General (DG) National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has indubitably discerned and applied the wisdom…

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NCPC Boss Bags PFN Excellence In Leadership Award

By Ebriku John Friday The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has been honoured with an Excellence in Leadership Award by the National Leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). The award which was presented to him in his office in Abuja on 5th March, 2021 by Rev. Stephen Dangana on behalf of the National Leadership of PFN. Speaking during the award presentation, the NCPC boss described PFN as “one credible and fastest growing movement in Nigeria”. He commended the credible transition process in…

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Again, PFN Reelects Bishop Emmah Isong as National Publicity Secretary

By David Peter Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, a voluntary Fellowship of Pentecostal Christian Churches and organisations has unanimously reelected the Cross River State Chairman of the Anti-Tax Agency, Dr. Bishop Emmah Gospel Isong as the National Publicity Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria. The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria election for Executive Officers was held today, Wednesday March 3, 2021 at the General Assembly Enugu, the Chairman of the Electorial panel stated that Bishop Emmah was unanimously elected as the National Publicity Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, adding…

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