OMO-AGEGE, DELTA APC, MOURN DEATH OF FORMER ENVOY, AKPORODE CLARK
The Deputy Senate President and Delta APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, and the Campaign Organisation have commiserated with elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark over the demise of his younger brother and renowned diplomat, Ambassador Blessing Akporode Clark, CON.
A statement by the Director, Communications and Media Strategy of the campaign organisation, Ima Niboro, described the deceased as a highly respected diplomat with an unblemished record of service.
According to the campaign spokesperson, Ambassador Clark’s long career in public service was a testament to his dedication to the Nigerian people.
The deceased who died on Tuesday in Lagos at the age of 92 is the younger brother of former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark.
Ambassador Clark was Nigeria’s ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU); ambassador to Switzerland and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. He was also ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York.
Niboro extolled his record of impeccable public service, noting that “the death of Ambassador Blessing Akporode Clark,CON, comes as a shock to our campaign organisation because we lost him at a critical point when his vast and valuable experience, knowledge, and wisdom are needed by Nigeria.
“The former Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Permanent Representative to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now African Union, Ambassador to Switzerland and Permanent Representative to the United Nations as well as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations was a man of impeccable character, a reputation he kept unsoiled throughout his extensive public service career.
“We are proud of his unblemished record of integrity and selfless service and for being a good ambassador not only of Delta State but the Niger Delta, Nigeria and Africa as a whole”.
The campaign organization extended condolences to Chief E.K Clark, the Bekederemo-Fuludu-Clark family of Kiagbodo Town in Burutu Local Government Area, the Delta and the Federal Governments over the loss of the foremost diplomat and prayed Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest.
FG Approves N24.2bn For Free Internet At Airports, Schools, Markets
THE Federal Government has approved free internet services worth N24.2 billion naira at 20 selected airports, 43 universities and six markets across the country.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday
Pantami said that the airports were selected from the six geo-political zones.
“Certain intervention projects are going to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission of providing Internet in 20 selected airports in Nigeria and higher institutions of learning and also some markets to support micro small and medium enterprises.
“In each geopolitical zone, you have around three airports. In the South-West, we have Lagos and Ondo. For the South-East, we have Anambra and Enugu.
“For the South-South, we have Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom. For the North-Central we have Abuja and Ilorin. In the North-West, we have Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi. For the North-East we have Yola, Maiduguri and Gombe.”
The minister said the markets and 43 institutions which include universities and polytechnics were also drawn from the six geopolitical zones, adding that it will ease e-learning in schools and also enhance the transition to a cashless economy.
Buhari Approves Appointment Of 6 New Perm Secs
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of six new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service
The appointments followed after a recent conducted selection process.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF),Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in a statement by Mohammed Ahmed, Director of Communications of the Office of the HOCSF,
The appointees and their states of origin are Esuabana Asanye (Cross River), Mahmud Kambari (Borno), Richard Pheelangwah (Taraba), Lamuwa Ibrahim (Gombe), Yakubu Kofar-Mata (Kano) and Oloruntola Michael (Ogun).
DSS Confirms Plot To Install Interim Govt
The Department of State Security Service has said that the plot to Instal interim government was real
DSS noted that the plot was “by some key players” to install an interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated as president.
A statement on Wednesday, by Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret police, said: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria.
“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.
“The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country.”
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