No Nigerian persecuted over religion, group replies ex-US Secretary of State

The Young Christian Forum of Nigeria (YCFN) has rubbished a report by the former United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, wherein he alleged that 1,500 Christians was killed in the last six months. The group, in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Roland Effah, on Tuesday said no Nigerian was persecuted for their religious belief as claimed by Pompeo. Describing the report as misleading, the YCN noted that the motive is to cause religious disharmony in the country, pitting Christians against other groups. Effah said by this action, Pompeo…

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Creativity as the ‘new super power’ without borders.

By Taiwo Akerele   Transiting through North Africa, on my way to the United States in the early summer of 2021, gave me an opportunity to digest a non-fiction book, I bought a year ago at the San Francisco International Airport, titled the Silk Road: A new History of the World written by John Koparkan, a renowned historian at the Worcester College Oxford, published in 2015.    The size of the book, about 636 pages will discourage even a professor from starting it. However, on this trip, I took the time…

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Nigeria’ll Bounce Back If We Respect Role Of Our Royal Fathers – Rev Pam

By Ebriku John Friday The Executive Secretary Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has said that Nigeria would bounce back if only the Country respects the role of our Royal Fathers. He disclosed this today, the 10th day of June 2021, while playing host to the delegation from the Uke Kingdom of Nassarawa State, in his office at the NCPC Headquarters in Abuja. He said the Royal Fathers are custodians of our cultural heritage. He posited that if the royal fathers are allowed to play the role they were…

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Sen Odey Felicitates With Eba @46, Says He’s A Goal-getter

By Ebriku John Friday The Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial District, Dr Stephen Odey, Tuesday, hailed Director-General, Cross River State Due Process and Price Intelligence Bureau, Alphonsus Ogar Eba, as he clocks 46. This was contained in a statement signed by Odey, where he described Eba as a ‘goal-getter’ who has been part of the transformation Cross River State is experiencing under the leadership of Governor Ben Ayade. He also expressed his sympathy to Eba and other constituents who got injured in the incident that occurred in Echumofana during…

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Publishers Are Nation Builders – NCPC ES

By Ebriku John Friday The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has said that publishers are Nation builders that address issues that affect the citizens of any country. He made this known during a courtesy visit on him by the publisher of Exploit Journals at the NCPC Corporate Headquarters Abuja, on 7th June 2021. The NCPC boss explained that reading is a process of gathering the thoughts of different writers which addresses issues of national interest to the society. In his words, “writers give direction…

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No Pilgrims Will Go Out Of This Country Without Passing Through NCPC – NCPC Boss

Ebriku John Friday The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has said that no pilgrim would be allowed to travel out on Christian Pilgrimage without clearance from NCPC. He disclosed this on the 7th June, 2021 in his office in Abuja during a courtesy visit by the Christian Tourism Practitioners Association of Nigeria (CTPAN). He stated that taking pilgrims out of the country without NCPC is illegal and against the Act that established the Commission. According to him, “it is illegal for people to travel…

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UNICROSS Was Temporarily Shut Down To Mourn Late Ford, Says VC Prof Austine Angba

By Ebriku John Friday The management of the University of Cross River State (UNICROSS) has shut the institution temporarily to enable the management and students of the institution mourn late Ford Nkasi Moses, killed allegedly by hoodlums, says Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Austin Angba. The late Ford graduated in 2017 but was in the school to process the collection of his certificate before the unfortunate incident that led to his death on Thursday in Calabar According to Prof Angba, the institution was shut temporarily to mourn the late student and allow the…

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Alleged N1.5trn Fraud: Coalition of CSOs Condemn Allegation Against NIMASA DG

Following the alleged N1.5 trillion fraud leveled against the Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jimoh, on social media, the Coalition of Civil Societies Organisations (CCSOs), yesterday, condemned it terming it as frivolous and unfounded. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Conveners of Competent Governance for Accountability and Civic Trust, CGACT, Amb Omoba Michael, and Amb Godwin Erheriene, where they described the allegation as mischievous and threat to national unity. The statement reads in part, “We the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations,…

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Retirement In Service Is To Show There Is Seasons For Everything – NCPC Boss

By Ebriku John Friday The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev. Yakubu Pam has said that the essence of retirement in public service is to show there is seasons for everything in Life. He made this disclosure recently in Abuja during a send forth for the NCPC Director of Operations, Rev. Amos Yohanna on 4th June, 2021. According to the NCPC Boss,” the essence of retirement shows there are changes of situations in life”. He added, “A day is coming when every staff will bow out from…

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Sen Odey Congratulates Ayade Over Emerging Blueprint Governor Of The Year

By Ebriku John Friday The Senator representing Cross River North, Dr Stephen Odey, Thursday, congratulated the Governor of Cross River State, Prof Ben Ayade, over emerging Blueprint Newspaper’s ‘Governor of the Year’. This was contained in a congratulatory message signed by him where he described the award as well deserved and evidence of the Ayade’s patriotic and purposeful leadership driven by passion and vision that has repositioned the State for industrialization and to become an economy hub West Africa. The statement reads in part, “I want to heartily express my…

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