AIG Tasks Promoted Officers On Selfless Service

The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 16, Yenagoa, AIG Austin Agbonlahor, has decorated 12 newly promoted officers, charging them on selfless service to the country. Agbonlahor, gave the charge yesterday, in Yenagoa, during the decoration ceremony of the officers. The newly promoted Officers are Sermion Udom, Aaron Bassey and F.S. Ekanem, as Deputy Commissioners…

Curfew: Churches In C’River Hold Morning Services

Churches in Cross River State have rescheduled their cross-over programmes following the new COVID-19 restrictions in the state. The Tide reports that some churches commenced their cross-over services by 11am as against the usual vigil programmes of the past. Leaders of the churches had boasted that their cross over programmes would not be shelved because…

Edo Teachers Give Govt 14-Day Strike Notice

THE Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Edo State has issued a fourteen-day indefinite strike notice to the Godwin Obaseki’s administration for failing to meet its financial obligations to the union. The communiqué was signed by the Chairman, Pius Okhueleigbe, Assistant General-Secretary Mike Modesty, and four other executive members. The union, on December 8, gave…

Bayelsa’s 2021 Appropriation Bill Gets Assent

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has signed the 2021 bill of N329.29 billion into law. The governor had on November 26 presented an estimate of N290.295 billion tagged, ‘Budget of Growth’ to the State House of Assembly. While assenting to the bill in Government House, Yenagoa, Diri said the increase in the figure would address…

Tackling Fear Of Exams Failure 

The desperate clamour for admission into institutions of higher learning by post-primary students has reached a feverish height, mainly due to the high premium placed on paper qualification today. Every year, millions register for the UTME examinations conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) but out of the lot, very few are given…

Before Kukah Is Crucified

Many years ago, my uncle made an impressionable comment that has helped me during some challenging moments.  He was a well-known and respected member of the community. Though not a chief (because he refused to take any chieftaincy title), he was always invited to gatherings of top ranking members of the community where very important…

Our Expectations In 2021

Millions of Nigerians cheered the New Year on January 1, 2020, by taking part in rambunctious gatherings across the country. In many parts of the nation, citizens attended crossover services at their locations of worship. Heavy fireworks rang through neighbourhoods while those who could provide exotic drinks, uncorked them, cheered and libated. The year 2020…