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Emmanuel: Study in selfless leadership

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State is a study in selfless leadership. Since assuming the mantle of leadership of the state  over three years ago, he has practically demonstrated what it means for a leader to put the interest of his people first. It was the reason he responded to the clarion call to serve the people of the state in the capacity of governor in the first place.

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Is every marriage ordained by God? (2)

What communion has light with darkness and what concord has Christ with Belial or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel – 2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-15. From this scripture, it is clear, that God will not, in any way, join His own child, who has the Spirit of His Son Jesus Christ, and who is in the light, together in marriage, to the son or daughter of Belial, who is in darkness.

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Accountability in health sector: DRPC organizes retreat for Kano OGP

As part of efforts to hold government accountable to its promises through enhanced inclusiveness, transparency and accountability in governance, the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), in partnership with the Women in Media (WIM) under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health At Scale, PACFaH@Scale, is organizing a two-day retreat for the Open Government Partnership, Kano as a way of improving engagement in governance.

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How Late Chief Tony Anenih Became “Mr. Fix It”

Since last Sunday when Chief Tony Anenih died in an Abuja hospital, at the ripe age of 85, politicians have reminisced about this man who exerted authority even across party lines. He exhibited “can-do” spirit, and achieved uncommon results, as though he had a benevolent spirit behind him, such that his wish became realities…and everyone agreed he was “Mr. Fix It”.

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Mercy beyond the grave

God’s goodness manifests itself in His compassion, which does not fail counting on His awesome faithfulness (Lam. 3:22-23). These divine tender mercies, which are all over His works (Psalm 145:9), serve as the warrant for our salvation. God’s mercy became manifest in the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ (Gal. 4:4; Jn. 1:14), who is the ultimate and definitive God’s self-disclosure.

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UGWUANYI in three weeks!

The Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as usual featured prominently in the news in the last three weeks. During the period under review, Gov. Ugwuanyi was named the “2018 Sun Governor of the Year” for good governance; rapid rural development; regular payment of workers’ salaries and retirees’ pensions even without the receipt of federal allocation; nurturing peace and harmony among the political class and critical support for security agencies, among others.

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Olushosun Dumpsite: Return of the eye sore

Findings have also shown that water borne diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, fatigue and cholera are amongst the ailments mostly suffered by inhabitants within the vicinity of the dumpsite. Some years ago, the groundwater quality around the dumpsite was investigated by collecting nineteen representative water samples from sixteen wells and three boreholes, and a leachate sample from the landfill. The samples were examined in the laboratory for physical, chemical and bacteriological analyses using standard laboratory procedures.

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Averting the impending Labour strike

THE  Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the Trade Union Congress, TUC,  and the United Labour Congress, ULC,  have threatened to resume strike action on November 6, if the Federal Government fails to heed the demands of Nigerian workers for increase in minimum wage. According to the trio of NLC President, Ayuba Wabba; the TUC President, Bobboi Kaigama; and ULC President, Joe Ajaero, the unions decried the Federal Government’s decision to implement a ‘no work, no pay’ policy. The organised labour had insisted that the Federal Government should rather implement a ‘no pay, no work’ policy just as it would criminalise the non-payment of salaries by employers.

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Edo South, Urhoghide and democracy dividends

WHAT baffles many observers of  the political trends in Edo South senatorial district is the rather infectious bonhomie and unusual camaraderie that exist between the people of the district and its distinguished senator at the National Assembly, Senator Matthew Aisagbonrodion Urhoghide, since 2015.  The convivial relationship that exists between the affable senator and the people of the district, is not a product of an abracadabra mantra or the result of coercion or propaganda. 

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