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Saturday, May 7, 2022

May 07, 2022

C'River: Engr Ben Akak Has Not Yet Purchased APC Governorship Form


 Press Release 


Engr Ben Akak has not yet purchased the APC Governorship form 


The general public is hereby informed that Engr Ben Akak has not yet purchased the All progressives Congress (APC) Party Governorship form for the Gubernatorial election in Cross River State .


This public statement is important to put paid to the rumours circulating that Engr Ben Akak has purchased the Apc Governorship form .


For the benefit of the doubt , Engr Ben Akak is a committed party man who has demonstrated his commitment to the ideals , programmes and positions of the party .


Engr Ben Akak is also very commited and loyal to the leadership of Professor Benedict Ayade the digital Governor of Cross River State and his sound leadership acumen at this very important time in our polity. 


Engr Ben Akak is well aware of the procedures and mechanisms adopted by the party to ensure it puts it best foot forward in the 2023 Gubernatorial election and as such would not do anything to undermine the party . 


Recall that the party under the leadership of Barr Alphonsus Eba had instituted an adhoc commitee to prune down the number of Governorship aspirants to four .

 

This commitee is adorned with eminent Nigerians of Cross River extraction. Engr Ben Akak is waiting to hear the outcome of the commitee's report. 


Engr Ben Akak is totally commited to the party and its decisions and would do everything within his power to ensure its victory in the 2023 election. 


Peddlers of false information inimical to the person and character of Engr Ben Akak especially as it relates to his Gubernatorial ambition should desist forthwith as he would never engage in acts that would sabotage and inhibit the plans to ensure the State is retained as an Apc enclave come 2023 . 


Signed 

Dr Victor Ndifon 

For Engr Ben Akak Media Team






Friday, April 22, 2022

April 22, 2022

Anambra: Police Declares 12 Wanted For Murder, Armed Robbery, Others


 

PRESS RELEASE


The Nigeria Police Force hereby declare wanted the following twelve (12) persons in connection with a case of conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, act of terrorism, kidnapping, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms, house breaking, burglary, malicious damage, and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace in Isu-Aniocha, Awka North LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria;


i. Edward Okoye (aka Stone) vii. Donatus Okeke

ii. Onyemazi Ngini viii. Onyebuchi Nwekeizu Okoye

iii. Nonso Eboh ix. Chukwuka Onyibor

iv. Chukwujekwu Anaekeokwu x. Chuka Ilodigwe

v. Chinedu Nwoye Okoye xi. Nonso Awusionwu Obinna

vi. Cosmos Okonkwo xii. Chukwujekwu Okoye


The Police had earlier secured a court order to declare wanted the suspects, all male of Igbo extraction with ages ranging from 25 years to 55 years old, natives of Isu-Aniocha, Awka North LGA of Anambra State with heights between 1.5m to 1.7m.


Edward Okoye (aka Stone), had in conjunction with others shot two men dead – one Ifeanyi Anazoba (aka Ichafu) and one Chukwuebuka Amodo (aka Mutum) at a burial function in Umuzuocha Town Hall, Awka South of Anambra State on 19th January, 2019, beheaded them and burnt their bodies beyond recognition; kidnapped two others, and vandalized two properties valued at over 1.2 billion Naira. The suspects equally attacked and brutalized some mobile police officers detailed to restore calm to the community.


The Nigeria Police Force therefore urges all well-meaning members of the general public to assist the police with useful information which would facilitate their arrest and ensure they are brought to justice. It further assures that justice would not just be done in the matter, but would be seen by all parties in the matter, to have been done as the police will leave no stone unturned in unravelling the ugly and criminal incident.


CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra

FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

FORCE HEADQUARTERS

ABUJA





Friday, April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

Invitation For Submission Of Response To Request For Qualification (RFQ) For Concession Of Calabar & Kano Free Trade Zones


 


Press Release


INVITATION FOR SUBMISSION OF RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION (RFQ) FOR THE CONCESSION OF THE CALABAR AND KANO FREE TRADE ZONE


Background and Objectives


The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) through the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) and its Secretariat, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment (FMITI) and Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) invite prospective investors to express interest by submitting responses to Request for Qualification (RfQ) to invest, operate and manage Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ) and Kano Free Trade Zone (KFTZ) as concessionaires. Prospective Investors are expected to submit separate responses for each of the FTZs.


The objectives of the concession are to re-develop and rehabilitate the two Zones significantly and increase their efficiencies by operating and managing them through professional and efficient management practices as world-class trade zones for a minimum of twenty-five (25) years.


Overview of the Zones


I. Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ)


The CFTZ formerly known as Calabar Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) was established in 1992 after the promulgation of the NEPZA Act No. 63 of 1992. CFTZ was completed in 1999 and commissioned in 2001.


The FGN through NEPZA owns and manages the CFTZ which is located North of the Port of Calabar, Esuk Utan Community, Cross River State, Nigeria with geographic coordinates: N5.0161, E8.3216. The FTZ occupies 152 hectares of land.


II. Kano Free Trade Zone (KFTZ)


The KFTZ is the second FTZ in Nigeria wholly owned by the FGN. The KFTZ has a land size of 262 hectares and is located in between Fagge LGA and Ungogo LGA in Kano State. It is bounded by Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.


The KFTZ was established following a presidential decree in 1994. The Zone was initially proclaimed as an EPZ in 1998 and later converted into a FTZ in 2001.


3. Method of Application:


Prospective Investors should download the following


1- Calabar Free Trade Zone (KFTZ) Request for Qualification Document.


2- Kano Free Trade Zone (KFTZ) Request for Qualification Document.


Investors are advised to carefully review the RfQ Instructions and Criteria, prepare and make appropriate submissions.


4.Method of Submission of RfQs:


An original submission and five (5) hard copies of response to the Request for Qualification and one digital copy in PDF format stored on a readable digital media (no CDs or DVDs) shall be delivered (in a sealed envelope with the name of the Prospective Investor boldly written) physically to the undermentioned name and address and clearly marked “Request for Qualification for the Concession. (Kindly indicate either Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ) or Kano Free Trade Zone (KFTZ) and delivered to the address below not later than Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 by 2.00pm.


 Alex A. Okoh,

Director General,

Bureau of Public Enterprises

11, Osun Crescent, Off IBB Way

Maitama District, FCT, Nigeria.

Website: www.bpe.gov.ng


Attention: Amaechi C. Aloke

Director, Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership Department, Room 131.

Email Address: [email protected]


For Further enquiries, contact:

Aisha B. Tukur

Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership Department.

Email address: [email protected]


5.Late submissions and submissions by e-mail will be rejected.


6.Upon receipt of responses to Request for Qualification from prospective investors, the Bureau shall evaluate the applicants for qualification. ONLY PRE-QUALIFIED FIRMS WILL BE CONTACTED.


7.Thereafter, pre-qualified firms will be issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) and other Bidding Documents upon the payment of a non-refundable fee of N5,000,000(Five Million naira only).


DISCLAIMER: This Invitation for Request for Qualification does not in any manner constitute an agreement and is neither an offer of the Enterprise to the prospective applicants or any other person.



Signed: Management





Friday, March 11, 2022

March 11, 2022

Police Bans Officers From Conducting Road Checks In Mufti



PRESS RELEASE


IGP BANS USE OF UNAPPROVED UNIFORMS, OUTFITS, ON ROUTINE OPERATIONS


• Orders Provost, IGP Monitoring Unit to Ensure Strict Enforcement


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, has expressed dismay at the flagrant violation of the approved Nigeria Police Force dress code by officers on patrol and guard, stop and search, and other routine police operations; who have formed the habit of wearing t-shirts and face caps with “Special Forces”, “Commando”, “Gallant MOPOL”, “SCORPION”, and other inscriptions while on duty. Premised on this, the IGP has ordered an immediate ban on such unapproved apparels.


The IGP has described as unacceptable, the use of unapproved apparels noting that uniforms, which is a means of identification, has been abused by these officers who engage in improper dressing. He equally decries the fear this unwholesome practice creates in the minds of innocent Nigerians. The IGP therefore ordered that henceforth, all police officers detailed for patrol, stop and search, check point, and other routine operational duties must be in approved uniforms for easy identification.


Consequently, the IGP has ordered that al Police disciplinary units particularly the Force Provost Marshal, the IGP X-Squad and Monitoring Unit to ensure the strict enforcement of the directive with severe sanctions for erring officers. The IGP has equally warned that all supervisory officers would be held vicariously liable in the event that personnel under their command violate this order.


The Inspector-General of Police has assured well-meaning members of the public that the Force leadership is committed to promoting strategic police reforms geared at sanitizing operational engagements, and bequeathing to the nation a professional policing system as required.





Thursday, March 3, 2022

March 03, 2022

National Population Commission To Conduct E.A.D Updating Exercise In 170 LGAs


 

NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION


PRESS RELEASE


NPC TO CONDUCT ENUMERATION AREA DEMARCATION UPDATING EXERCISE IN 170 LGAs NATIONWIDE


In furtherance of preparation for the 2022 Population and Housing Census, the National Population Commission will undertake the Updating Exercise of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in some previously demarcated Local Government Areas in all the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).


The objective of the EAD updating exercise is to bring the EA maps up to date with the current realities on ground using the latest EADPad application and updated methodology to recapture and analyze the rate of change in the EA, building density and uses, household numbers and sizes and other visible physical changes on ground.


The EAD updating exercise will cover LGAs previously demarcated under phases 3 to 9A between February 2017 and January, 2020 covering 170 LGAs across all the States of Nigeria and the FCT.


The field work for the (EAD) updating exercise will commence from 5th March, 2022 to 1st April, 2022. A 2-day refresher training will be organized for Demarcators and Supervisors on EAD updating techniques, methodology and workflow.


The updating exercise will also involve completion of mop-up exercise for some areas which could not be demarcated in previous phases of the EAD due to communal dispute and security threat. The completion of roads and buildings vectorization exercise will also be carried out simultaneously with the EAD updating exercise.


While assuring the nation of its commitment and readiness towards a successful census, the Commission wishes to solicit your kind support and the cooperation of State Governments, Local Government Councils and stakeholders in the sensitization and mobilization of the populace in the selected LGAs for the smooth implementation of the EAD updating exercise.




Isiaka Yahaya, PhD

Acting Director, Public Affairs

2nd March, 2022




Wednesday, March 2, 2022

March 02, 2022

Hon. Bobby Celebrates Governor Ayade @ 54



Hon. Bobby Celebrates Governor Ayade @ 54


Birthday Message to Governor Ayade @ 54 


I join the good people of Cross River State and Nigeria at large to wish His Excellency, the Governor of Cross River State Sen. Prof. Ben. Ayade (KSJ) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.


I use this opportunity to ACKNOWLEDGE AND HONOUR A GREAT LEADER, as well as a peace loving Governor whose devotion to the course of our State and Nation is legendary.


Your Excellency, you have been steadfast in defending the gains of our successful struggle to attain the best digital Economy in the southern States, thereby paving the way for the socio-economic and political development of our Dear State.


The State on which you have reposed so much responsibility and trust values the great contribution that you have made towards economically empowering the people through  Economic Empowerment Programmes.


I will continue to value your courage in ongoing efforts to making sure that Cross River State becomes one of the developed states in Nigeria, and continue to have global recognition in terms of the available resources in the state such as Agriculture, Tourism, etc


Reviving the Obudu ranch resort that is now poised to meet the requirement of the tourism sector.


Garment factory.


Rice factory.


Building of teachers training institute in Biase to meet international standard.


Rural Infrastuctural development across the 18 Council Areas of the State among others.


As you celebrate your 54 anniversary, I identify with your strong will to rescue the state through the Rescue Agenda.


I say a BIG THANK YOU for promoting peace and development of the State.


Happy Birthday Sir!!!

CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR EXCELLENCY.


 Hon. Bobby Ekpenyong 

DG, Cross River State Waterways Agency





March 02, 2022

Engr. Ben Akak Felicitates Governor Ben Ayade On 54th Birthday


 

Engr. Ben Akak Felicitates Governor Ben Ayade On 54th Birthday


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AN INSPIRATIONAL LEADER


Sir, Prof. Ben Ayade

Governor of Cross River State 


You are indeed a visionary leader who is also a true inspiration to me personally.


I wish you many more years of spreading your wisdom in good health and wealth, which benefits each and every one of us and most especially the youths whom you have embraced by giving them a voice in your government - posterity would always remember you for this.


Happy birthday Sir and I wish you many happy returns 


~ Engr. Ben Etim Akak

Chairman, Ben Akak Foundation





Friday, February 11, 2022

February 11, 2022

Nka Ikemesit Mkparawa Essien Efik Duopeba Reacts To Malicious Publication By One Ini Ekut

High Chief Professor Eyo Etim Nyong (Left)

 

THE LEADERSHIP OF FAMOUS YOUTH GROUP, "NKA IKEMESIT MKPARAWA ESSIEN EFIK DUOP-EBA" REACTS TO A PUBLICATION BY INI EKUT


RE: 2023: APC CROSS RIVER 1st ELEVEN ASPIRANTS... The Front Runners.


Our attention has been drawn to an article circulating on media platforms: 2023: APC CROSS RIVER 1st ELEVEN ASPIRANTS....The Front Runners" by Ini Ekut. The article attempts to give a comparative analysis of the aspirants, which is highly commendable, given our resolve to strengthen democracy through constructive engagements. While we appreciate the effort of Ini Ekut, we frown at contents aimed at tarnishing the genuine image of our leaders in the political arena.

We are a conglomeration of all indigenous youth groups cutting across all twelve (12) ancestral clans of Efik kingdom. History and Providence have put us on the centre of affairs within Cross River South and the Efik youths in particular, hence the privilege to put records straight and correct certain impressions. However, we will limit this to the patron of our noble organisation. The writer had portrayed High Chief Prof. Eyo Etim Nyong as one who’s not youth friendly. 

Nka Ikemesit Mkparawa Essien Efik Duop-Eba on a courtesy call to their Patron, High Chief Prof Eyo Etim Nyong

As an apolitical organisation, our initial inkling was to ignore both the message and the messenger, but on a second thought, we cannot stand aloof while someone or group of persons peddle falsehoods and half-truths against our highly respected Patron, Prof Eyo Etim Nyong and other leaders in Southern Senatorial District.

Going forward, we categorically state that:

1. We give unalloyed support to the government and leadership of His excellency, Senator Prof. Benedict B. Ayade. We also appreciate his resilience and resolve to cede power to southern senatorial district come 2023.

2. We congratulate the Obong of Calabar, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu (V), Natural Ruler, Treaty King, Defender of Christian Faith and Grand Patriarch of Efik Kingdom; also, the 'Etuboms' and the Obong of Calabar Executive Forum (OCEF) for a successful UTOMO OBONG 2021.

3. We applaud the Chairman of Utomo Obong 2021, High Chief Prof. Eyo Etim Nyong for being a leading light in Efik kingdom and Cross River State at large. We remain grateful to him for INCORPORATING YOUTH GROUPS in the itinerary of Utomo Obong for the first time during this great event.

4. We bring to the knowledge of the general public our confidence in Prof. Eyo Etim Nyong, father of the youths in diverse Efik and Cross River State communities. He holds the title "Ada-Usung Mkparawa Efik", meaning, "Leader of the Efik Youths". It is absolutely wrong therefore, for anyone to describe him as not being youth friendly. This is a man who picks all calls from known and unknown sources, listens to all, grants as many requests as possible, and keeps his doors open to all. For the past two decades, he has been committed to empowering women and youths across the State. Evidently while in the NDDC, he made special provision for women and youths package throughout his short period in the agency. Commendably, this gesture continued until today, where several youths have benefited from him through special sponsorship in the academic and entrepreneural sectors as well as assisting many in gaining employment opportunities, etc. 


5. We also condemn blackmails on Distinguished Senator Bassey Otu, Etubom Arch. Bassey Eyo Ndem who are also patrons of our organisation; and other great leaders who have contributed meaningfully to the development of our immediate constituency and Cross River State at large.


6. We stand by the Governor on the "BACK TO SOUTH AGENDA 2023" and we are ready to work with well meaning Cross Riverians for the emergence of "tested and trusted" candidates for the governorship and other positions.


7. We encourage the media to constructively engage prospective candidates, but let this be done devoid of blackmails and character defamation.


Long Live Cross River State!

Long Live Efik Nation!! 


Sign:


Surv. Ekpo Ekeng

Obong Mkparawa Essien Efik Duop-Eba







Saturday, January 8, 2022

January 08, 2022

Photos: Troops Kill ISWAP Terrorists in Borno

Press Release


OP HADIN KAI: TROOPS INFLICT CASUALTY ON BH/ISWAP TERRORISTS IN DAMASAK ...Destroy Illegal Market


Troops of 5 Brigade, Sector 3 Joint Task Force(JTF), North East Operation HADIN KAI, while consolidating on their dogged push to deplete Boko Haram(BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province Terrorists (ISWAP) in Borno State, recorded a decisive victory against the terrorists in Damask on Friday 7 January 2022.


The gallant troops, while conducting clearance operations, code named Operation DOMINANCE I, came in contact with the terrorists at an illegal market operated by the terrorists in Gallo Malawari Village. In the fierce encounter, three BH/ISWAP terrorists were neutralized, while others, bowing to superior firepower retreated in disarray.


Troops recovered one AK 47 Rifle, a truck, two Motorcycles, four empty magazines and rounds of 7.62mm ammunition amongst others.



ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

8 January 2022







 

Monday, November 29, 2021

November 29, 2021

Nigeria Military ANNIHILATE BH/ISWAP TERRORISTS IN GAJIRAM


Land and Air Components troops of Joint Task Force, North East (NE), Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have annihilated several Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in an encounter at Forward Operating Base, Gajiram Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State, today 28 November 2021.


The vigilant troops of Sector 3 Operation HADIN KAI supported by the Nigerian Air Force component, brought devastating volume of fire on the terrorists, while attempting to infiltrate the Forward Operating Base using Gun trucks and several other weapons. The terrorists, having suffered several human and equipment casualties as at the time of this report, retreated in disarray.


The gallant troops, who are currently exploiting the withdrawal route of the fleeing terrorists, have so far recovered 10 AK 47 riffles, one Anti Aircraft Gun, one Shilka barrel, one 60mm Mortar tube and 61 rounds of PKT riffle ammunition amongst others. Several charred remains of the terrorists were also uncovered along the route.

Sadly, two gallant soldiers paid the supreme price during the encounter. 


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has urged the troops to aggressively maintain the momentum of the pursuit, until the remnants of the fleeing terrorists are destroyed.


ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General

Director Army Public Relations

28 Nov 21







 

Monday, November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021

APC Sacks Publicity Secretary For Congratulating Soludo


 


By Vincent Ujumadu


The Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has sacked its public secretary, Mr. Okelo Madukaife over alleged anti party activities, including congratulating the winner of the just concluded governorship election, Professor Charles Soludo.


The state chairman of the party, Mr. Basil Ejidike stated this at a press briefing in Awka. He said that Okelo was suspended in June this year and therefore has no reason to be parading himself as an official of APC.


But the embattled publicity secretary said the chairman is on his own, adding that he has been performing his duties as the spokesman of the party.


According to the party chairman, Okelo has continued to parade himself to the public as publicity secretary to the extent that he appeared on a national television to congratulate Prof Chukwuma Soludo as the winner of the governorship election when the party hierarchy was still studying the outcome of the exercise.


He recalled that Okelo did not challenge his suspension after a panel found him guilty.


Ejidike said: ” kelo was suspended in June this year. Someone who was suspended from the party went on air claiming to be making statements on behalf of the party and we feel disturbed. We feel that such a situation should not be allowed.


“If you are not with the party, you are not with it. You cannot be out of the party and still be speaking for the party.


“Since June 2021, Okelo has been raining abuses on APC and its leadership and to put the records straight, he has not been attending meetings and activities of the party.


“His suspension followed his indictment over his involvement in anti party activities.


“He has since then been replaced by the state assistant publicity secretary, Mr. Nonso Chinwuba in line with the constitution of the party.


“The party therefore enjoins the general public and the media in particular to desist from dealing with him as agent of APC. As it stands, Okelo Madukaife does not belong to APC.


On behalf of APC, I want to state that the statements credited to the suspended publicity secretary, Mr. Okelo Madukaife were not the position of the APC in Anambra State.


“We wish to state categorically that as far as the Anambra Governorship poll is concerned we have not congratulated anybody as the party is still studying the situation with a view to approaching the court to challenge the poll”.


Reminded the the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and Director General of the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, Chief George Moghalu who are chieftains of the APC in state had already congratulated Soludo, Ejidike said they did that as individuals and not as officials of the party.


When contacted on the telephone, Madukaife said he remained the state’s publicity secretary.


He said: “I am still doing my work very effectively; discharging my duties as the publicity secretary of the party in the state.


“Our party cannot be sold to anybody. Our position that there were no governorship primaries in Anambra as stated by our chapter remains firm, fixed and unshakable. It’s the truth registered in the minds of all members of APC in the state.


“Ejidike is on his own. The whole chapter has discovered that he is a sellout; We have been managing him for the sake of our own image”.



Thursday, November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021

Read Full Details Of The MOU Signed By Cross River State Govt & Organized Labour For The Suspension Of The Strike


 A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CROSS RIVER STATE GOVERNMENT AND ORGANIZED LABOUR (COMPRISING JOINT PUBLIC SERVICE NEGOTIATING COUNCIL (UNION SIDE), NIGERIAN LABOUR CONGRESS AND TRADE UNION CONGRESS)


Arising from the Industrial action declared by Organized Labour in the State with effect from Tuesday 12th October 2021, over lingering labour issues and the intervention of HRM. Etinyin Etim Okon Edet, Chairman, Cross River State Traditional Rulers Council, the Cross River State Government and the Organized Labour negotiated and arrived at the following RESOLUTIONS:


That the implementation of promotions which is ongoing in the State with effect

from September, 2021, will end on or before August, 2022 in both State and Local

Government.


• That the State Government agreed to set aside a minimum of N50 million

respectively monthly with effect from January, 2022 for the payment of gratuities

to both State and Local Goveroment retirees with an additional allocation up to

the maximum of that month's and or year's gratuity in any month and or year

where the revenue inflows increase. Also a committee comprising both Government and Labour leaders to be set up for verification and payment.


• All remittances are ongoing in both State and Local Government. Subsequent

deductions to be made alongside monthly salaries.


That full implementation of minimum wage for workers would commence when

the economy improves.


That the balance of 27.5% to teachers shall be implemented when the economy

improves.


• That the tax exemption and allowance for Teachers should be restored after the

legitimate beneficiaries have been ascertained by April, 2022.


•That annual incremental steps of both State and Local Government workers shall

be restored with effect from January, 2022.


That the State Payroll is domesticated in Office of the Accountant-General, while

the Local Government Payroll is decentralized and domesticated in SUBEB for teachers, PHCDA for health personnel, Ministry of Local Government Affairs for

Staff of Councils and Local Government Pension Board for retirees. Actual salary

payment is committed to the salary banks by Directors of Finance and Supplies

of Councils.


•That the names of the affected Local Government workers have been restored to

the Payroll.


•That Local Government pensioners wrongly removed from the Payroll had been

restored.


•That the lift of ban on collection of check-off dues by NURTW and return of motor parks was referred to the Special Adviser (Labour) and the Commissioner,

Ministry of Transport, for resolution.


• That the contract for supply of computers to workers should be terminated and a

committee set up to ascertain the outstanding liabilities.


• That the Commissioner, Ministry of Health and Director-General, Primary Healthcare Development Agency, should make a memo to His Excellency, the Governor stating the financial implication on or before 31s March, 2022 on payment of Hazard allowance and the balance of 30% CONHESS to medical and

health workers.


• That the newly employed and verified but unpayrolled staff shall be payrolled

effective January, 2022.


• That the Labour Leaders and workers would not be victimized as a result of their

participation in the strike action.







Tuesday, November 9, 2021

November 09, 2021

President Buhari Arrives Paris For Official Visit, Peace Forum

 

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday afternoon arrived in Paris, French capital, for a one-day official visit as guest of President Emmanuel Macron at Palais de l'Élysée, and will afterwards attend the three-day Paris Peace Forum (PPF), November 11-13, 2021.


The President’s plane touched down at Le Bourget Airport at 2.45pm.


During the official visit on Wednesday, President Buhari will meet with his French counterpart to discuss issues of mutual interest for both countries, particularly on strengthening economic ties, improving partnership on security, and working jointly on education, health and halting the threats of COVID-19 to the global economy.


From Thursday, President Buhari will join world leaders, heads of international organisations, leaders of civil society and the private sector at Grande Halle de La Villette to strategize on better governance for a world of peace, with plenaries, master classes and workshops.


The President is scheduled to make a remark at the event to share the peculiarity of the Nigerian experience with the world, and efforts undertaken so far for peace. Other speakers include President Macron, Vice President Kamala Harris of United States, and Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.


This year, the leaders will review 80 projects designed to improve peace across the globe and ensure more harmonious living like reforming capitalism for more impact on global economy, responding to the urgency of climate change, fake news and the challenge it poses on journalism and cyber security.


The first edition of the Paris Peace Forum took place from November 11 -13, 2018, as part of the Armistice Day centenary commemorations, and was attended by over 110 foreign delegates, including 54 heads of state and government, showcasing 120 global governance projects and welcomed 6000 individuals over the three days.


Among the attendees were Russian President Vladimir Putin, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General António Guterres joined President Macron in each making an opening remark at the beginning of the Forum.


Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

November 9, 2021





 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

November 03, 2021

Anambra: "Election Must Hold", ELFON Insists, Calls On FG To Address Injustices Against Southeast


A frontline youth group, Emerging Leaders of Nigeria (ELFON) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to go ahead with the Anambra State governorship election scheduled for this weekend.


There have been calls for the election to be postponed due to the escalating insecurity in the state.


In a communique signed by Amb. Celestine Uchechukwu Obi, ELFON Secretary, Anambra State and Comr. Chineze Charles Ezeaniekwe, Anambra State YAN Ambassador, said the call became necessary to avoid a "constitutional breach that will lead to an ALIEN GOVERNMENT in Anambra State".



The communique read in full:

EMERGING LEADERS FORUM, ANAMBRA STATE CHAPTER.


COMMUNIQUE REACHED AT THE SUMMIT


 ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION AND INSECURITY:


EMERGING LEADERS FORUM RESOLVES, MOVES TO ENFORCE SANITY.


Anambra State Chapter Of The Emerging Leaders Forum Of Nigeria(ELFON), composed of strong coalition of leaderships of deeply patriotic, progressive, vibrant young minds and youth fronts, such as Anambra State Council Of Youths, Catholic Youth Organization Of Nigeria, National Youth Council Of Nigera, National Union Of Anambra State Students, Youth Assembly Of Nigeria, National Union Of Road Transport Workers, Union Of Anambra Keke Napep Drivers, Anambra State Mechanics Association, Partners for good Governance among others, who are here, in a well informed circumstantial summit of today, Tuesday 2nd, November 2021, responsively resolved to enforce sanity and security as follows:



1) That the holding of a CREDIBLE, FREE and FAIR Governorship Election to enthrone an acceptable state leadership for Ndi Anambra, as already scheduled for November 6th 2021 by the Independent National Electoral Commission, is not NEGOTIABLE.

This will be so, to avoid a constitutional breach that will lead to an ALIEN GOVERNMENT in Anambra State.

2) That the accredited Law Enforcement Agents are enjoined to collaborate with Emerging Leaders Forum of Nigeria and eminent patriotic bodies in Anambra to forestall  VOTER APATHY.


3) That the Federal Government is urged, as a matter of urgency to invoke concrete audacity to transparently address the imbalance in appointments and core issues of injustice that catalyzed agitations in the Southeast and other zones of the country for National Unity.



4) That the current  destruction of the IGBO ECONOMY through the imposition, brazen extension and mischievous hijack of the SIT AT HOME ORDERS in the South East, shall receive a permanent solution in the coming Emerging Leaders National Unity CONFAB.


These resolutions shall not admit of any COMPROMISE.


This COMMUNIQUE is made under our hands thus:

*Amb. Celestine Uchechukwu Obi - ELFON Secretary, Anambra state

*Comr. Chineze Charles Ezeaniekwe - Anambra state YAN Ambassador






 

Monday, October 25, 2021

October 25, 2021

President Buhari Swears In Two INEC Commissioners


 


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday swore in two National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The two are part of the six cleared by the Senate in July this year. 

Recall that President Buhari had on September 15, 2021, sworn in three of the cleared National Commissioners. 

The swearing-in took place before the official launch of the eNaira and 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem. 

The new National Commissioners  are Prof. Muhammad Sani Kallah (Katsina State) and Professor Kunle Cornelius Ajayi (Ekiti State).

 

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

October 25, 2021


Saturday, October 16, 2021

October 16, 2021

FULL LIST: APC Elects New Excos In Cross River


Cross River APC elects new State Executive Committee


State Chairman - Barr. Alphonsus Eba


State Deputy Chairman - Eka Williams


State Secretary - Barr. Bassey Offiong Mensah


State Assist. Secretary - Hon. Joseph Ogar


State Legal Adviser - Barr Awah Pius


State Assist. Legal Adviser - Barr. Umoh Etim Effiong


State Treasurer - Godwin Inyang John


State Assist. Treasurer - Dr. Mathew Egong


State Organizing Secretary - Engr. Thomas Aruku


State Assist. Organizing Secretary - Dr Owoh Erim Agbor


State Publicity Secretary - Erasmus Ekpang


State Assist Publicity Secretary - Hon. Emmanuel Edem Inyang


State Financial Secretary - Effiom Bassey Effiong


State Assist. Financial Secretary - Mr Erong Igwe


Stats Women Leader - Dr. Pauline Akor


State Assist Women Leader - Mrs Maria Asumpta Offiong


Zonal Vice Chairman North - Emmanuel Ateb


Zonal Vice Chairman Central - Hon. Abubakar Ibiang


Zonal Vice Chairman South - Mrs Tity Ndofon


State Youth Leader - Emmanuel O. Bassey


State Assist Youth Leader - Elemi Cyril Emmanuel


Senatorial Youth Leader North - Dr. Joseph Idagu Ogar


Senatorial Youth Leader Central - Hon. Samuel Ankwo


Senatorial Youth Leader South - Mr. Cyril Ene


Senatorial Women Leader North - Mrs Inakefe Janet


Senatorial Women Leader Central - Mrs Love Eroma Agbor


Senatorial Women Leader South - Dr. Helen Isamoh Egodo


State Auditor - Mr Charles Iru Iyam


State Assist Auditor - Offum Festus Agbor


State Welfare Secretary - Hon. Okora Ekawu


State Assist Welfare Secretary - Eld. Akiba Ayi Okpok


State Special Leader - Chief Edet Ita Asia


Ex Officio 1 - Mr Joseph Ibia


Ex Officio 2 - David Alui Along


Ex Officio 3 - Lukpata Benedict Ikade


Ex Officio 4 - Chief Enebong Umana




Friday, October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

Eid Ul Mawlid: FG Declares Tuesday, October 19 Public Holiday


 



PRESS RELEASE


FG DECLARES TUESDAY OCTOBER 19TH, 2021 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK EIDUL-MAWLID CELEBRATION

 

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday  October 19th, 2021  as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).


Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.


He admonishes all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.


Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. As the indisputable leader of our race, we must show responsible leadership in Africa.


While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urges all Nigerians and the youth in particular, to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity and cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-Administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens would be proud of.

 

Dr. Shuaib Belgore

Permanent Secretary

 

15th October, 2021