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August 16, 2018

Police to sew uniforms in Calabar garment factory, says IG

The Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, has expressed the intention of the Nigeria Police Force to partner the Cross River State Government on the Calabar Garment Factory by sewing uniforms for its officers and men. This is coming barely a week after the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) expressed similar intention to partner the state on the garment factory. Idris disclosed the intention when he received Governor Ben Ayade in his office at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. According to a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief…

Ebola scare in Calabar, one dead

  We are investigating –UCTH PALPABLE fear has gripped workers and pa­tients of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) in Calabar, Cross River State over a suspect­ed case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Although management of the hospital denied the development, it, neverthe­less, shut down the Acci­dent and Emergency ward after the Ebola virus scare hit the health institution yesterday. Investigation by Daily Sun revealed that the scare was induced by the death of a patient, who was brought in from nearby Akpabuyo community in Akpabuyo Local Govern­ment Area of the state for treatment on Tuesday eve­ning, but…

Love of Alma Mater: A Good Example Worth Emulating (2)

On alumni opportunism, SPACO alumni are driven by principles learnt from the motto of the college: Cormundum, Manus firma, Verbum constans (Clean Heart, Strong Hand, Reliable Word). In other words, SPACO alumni act on principle. For example, in 1970, at the end of the Nigeria/Biafra war, a SPACO alumnus, Ukpabi Asika, was the Administrator of East Central State. He offered the post of Commissioner to Basil Nnanna Ukegbu another alumnus, who rejected the offer on principle. Again, another SPACO alumnus, Senator Francis John Ellah of Rivers State, resigned his Senate seat on principle on November 10, 1981 He told why…

School prefect stabbed to death for enforcing discipline

Tragedy stuck at 13 Amphibious Brigade, Eburutu Baracks, Ikot Ansa in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State recently when the Labour Prefect of Army Day Secondary School, Boniface Odinakachukwu, 19, was stabbed to death for confiscating fellow student’s sandals. Investigations revealed that Boniface, an SS II student and an indigene of Onicha-Igboeze Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, met his untimely death penultimate week when his fellow SS II student, one Francis (surname withheld) allegedly hired a colleague, Godwin (surname also withheld), 20, to assist him in beating up the Prefect for daring to accost him (Francis) for improper dressing…

Mr. Chucks Obiodu: DRIVEN BY PASSION

With a passion for business and a determination to be a haulage contractor just like his father, young Chucks Obiodu went to school knowing exactly what he wanted to do for a living. When life wanted to take him down a different path, he quickly made a U –turn and returned to his dream. Although his older siblings took up jobs in mining, telecommunications, teaching and health sectors, Chucks, the last of five children, preferred to stick with his father. Even so, the young Chucks did not choose his dad so he could work for him or inherit the business…