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Items filtered by date: May 2018

RESTORATION CUP: RESILIENT OPU-NEMBE BOOKS FINAL TICKET

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Opu-Nembe community, on Wednesday, defied pundits to overcome fancied Otuasega community in the second semi-final of the Governor Seriake Dickson Football Tournament tagged Restoration Cup.

The game played at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa saw Otuasega, the Ogbia Unity Cup champions, lose 3-4 on penalties after a pulsating 1-1 draw at regulation time.

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Restoration Cup Games Enter Critical Stage

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The football competition initiated by the government of Seriake Dickson in Bayelsa State, called the Restoration Cup, is getting into the critical stage. Dickson's Toru-Orua community in the Sagbama Local Government Area has already booked a place in the semi final.

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2019: No Alternative To Ayade So Far - Ntufam Okon

Chairman of 7 Alive support group and former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Ntufam John Okon, in this interview tells DAVID ODEY, our correspondent in Calabar, that the state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has done well and deserves a second term mandate in 2019.

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From Calabar Garment Factory, Widows’ Tears Of Joy

Magdalene Okon is from Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State.  Even if she has been a widow in the last nine years, she looks and talks like a happy person. She has five children to feed and provide for. But that is not a major concern for her. At least she does not have any reason to lose sleep over this. The only thing that may be disturbing her now is how she can sew something good enough for her governor, Prof Ben Ayade, to wear.

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Public Officers Must Respect Public Trust –Owan-Enoh

Being a keynote address presented by senator john owan enoh on the occasion of the “information week” organized by the students union government, university of calabar, calabar.

I stand here today with a great sense of nostalgia- a feeling of exhilaration to the effect that I am back home once again to the place where by divine providence my tertiary academic destiny and public service career was birthed. This campus will always remain a home to me and a place that symbolizes where the progress of my life was decided. I am one of your own in every sense. It is not a clash of fate therefore that I was invited to deliver this keynote address and I consider it a rare honor in my life to be so chosen to speak on this auspicious occasion.  I sincerely appreciate the current executive of the Student Union Government for inviting me.

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This is Ibeno, …Africa's Biggest Fish Market Sits In This A’Ibom City

You will always find a parade of fishes and other sea foods from the Atlantic Ocean here. The roll call is endless: Tilapia, Cat fish, Bonga fish, Crayfish, Akpanata, Tortoise fish, Electric fish, Scombia, shrimps, crabs, periwinkle and other edible sea foods fills the market. Both smoked and fresh are everywhere. See you at Ibeno fish market adjudged to be the biggest fish market in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Amassoma War: At Last, Dickson Sings Song Of Peace For NDU

It all started two weeks ago when the Bayelsa State government announced the sack of over 1,200 workers of the state owned Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma. Since then, the busy community has known no peace. Claims and counter claims rent the air. On the side of government, the sacked workers were mere old cargoes whose services were no longer needed in the civil service. The state government also claimed that those affected were only old women who were employed by the first civilian governor of the state and  of the institution, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha of blessed memory without due process and that they were now over aged and good to go. Out of the affected staff, 375 workers had already had their salaries stopped since November, 2017.

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