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President’s wife directs youths to learn from their elders

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The wife of Nigerian President, Patience Jonathan has advised the nation’s youth to take advantage of the knowledge and wisdom of respected elders as role models and emulate their sterling virtues.

She made the remark on Saturday November 15, 2013 at the funeral service of Late Okoronkwo Ezekiel Ihejirika which took place in Ovim, Abia State; saying he was a disciplinarian, community leader, bridge builder, lover of peace, man of great wisdom and humility.

The First Lady particularly eulogised late Ihejirika’s great sense of enterprise as well as his visionary qualities and observed that he lived a very successful life, leaving behind him enviable legacies. She offered prayers to God for the family of the deceased as well as the community.

In his remarks on the occasion, President Goodluck Jonathan paid glowing tribute to late Okoronkwo Ihejirika. The President who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Ayim Pius affirmed that during his lifetime the late Ihejirika was dedicated to the service of his community and humanity.

Speaking earlier, the Governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji noted that Abia State joins the people of Elu Obayi, Ovim in Isuikwuato Local Government Area to mourn and celebrate a great patriarch from a renown linage. The funeral was attended by dignitaries and people in and outside Ovim community.

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FG pools N9bn funding for micro, small and medium enterprises

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“The Nigerian Government through the Bank of Industry's counterpart funding programme with seventeen State governments has generated a funding pool of N9billion for micro,...
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FG launches construction of Zaria Water Supply Expansion and Sanitation Project

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The Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe has on Thursday 14th November, 2013 in Kaduna launched a project on the Contraction of Zaria Water...
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Innovative Project Improving Food Value Chain to be Launched in Monrovia

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MONROVIA, Liberia, November 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- An innovative project aimed at reducing rural poverty and household food insecurity will be launched...
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Special Envoy of President Xi Jinping and Minister of Civil Affairs Li Liguo to...

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BEIJING, China, November 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang announces at the regular press conference:Minister Li Liguo of Civil...
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Foreign Minister Westerwelle on Libya: Hopes placed in the revolution must be fulfilled and...

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BERLIN, Germany, November 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today (16 November) on the fatal attacks on...
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Strengthening health workforce in Africa: a priority for the AfDB

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RECIFE, Brazil, November 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A critical issue for African countries “Human Resources for Health: foundation for Universal Health Coverage...

Agitations For Return Of Schools To Former Owners Heights

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Agitations for the return of schools to their original owners heightened on Saturday at Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo, where hundreds of old students of the famous school assembled for their yearly meeting. The old students argued that such measure remained one of the best ways to enhance the standard of education and save the schools from infrastructural decay. ...
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ECOWAS To Deploy Humanitarian Support Team To Mali

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ABUJA, Nigeria, November 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- ECOWAS is to deploy twenty (20) members of its Emergency Response Team (EERT) to Mali...
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Nigeria / Key UN group on prevention of torture announces countries to be visited...

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GENEVA, Switzerland, November 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Azerbaijan, Nicaragua and Nigeria are among the countries the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of...

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