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Father’s Day: Osinbajo, Banigo, Fubara Celebrate Nigerian Men, Wike

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The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has felicitated all Nigerian men on the occasion of the 2022 World Father’s Day.
This is even as the Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, and the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections in Rivers State, Siminialayi Fubara, have re-echoed the need for fathers in the state to continue to play the fatherly role in their families while at the same time felicitating with the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike; on the unique occasion of Father’s Day celebration.
In Abuja, Osinbajo, in a post on his social media handles, yesterday, wished all Dads, father figures and Dads-to-be a happy Father’s Day.
The former presidential aspirant said fathers occupy a critical position in the family as their actions and inactions affect society.
He said, “Fathers are the first line examples for what becomes obtainable in the society. They have and play a critical role in leaving a mark through their actions and inaction, from which building blocks for society are formed.
“To the great Dads, father figures, Dads-to-be and those doubling as mentors to many out there, I wish you all a Happy Father’s Day. God bless you”.
Here in Rivers State, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo re-echoed the need for fathers in the state to continue to play the fatherly role in their families.
Banigo reiterated this in her goodwill message in Government House, Port Harcourt, last Saturday, to felicitate with all fathers in the state in commemoration of the 2022 Father’s Day celebration.
According to the deputy governor, fathers must take deliberate steps to ensure that their children were given the right training and exposure to become useful to themselves and the society.
Banigo noted that children raised in dysfunctional family settings often turn out to become miscreants, adding that the Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration’s commitment to ensure that Rivers children get the best form of education was non-negotiable.
She wished Wike and all fathers in the state a Happy Father’s Day celebration.
Similarly, the Gubernatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Siminialayi Fubara, also felicitated with the Father of the State, Governor Nyesom Wike on the unique occasion of the 2022 Father’s Day celebration.
The PDP gubernatorial candidate described Wike as “Father of the State” whose uncommon courage and vision, were evident in his landmark achievements overseeing the affairs of Rivers State in the last seven years and counting.
Fubara applauded the governor for providing excellent leadership in governance during which he has advanced the state and meritoriously earned awards, titles and admiration across the length and breadth of the nation.
He hailed the governor as the “Father of Courage and Vision” for taking the state higher, and giving the people of the state a first-class national identity.
Fubara also celebrated other Rivers fathers who were contributing to the development of the state in no small measure.
“Happy Father’s Day to all Rivers men and to the Father of Courage and Vision, Chief Nyesom Wike, the Pride of Rivers State,” Fubara said in a statement, yesterday in Port Harcourt.
Father’s Day was founded in the United States of America, at the Spokane in Washington YMCA, in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd and celebrated every 3rd Sunday in June.

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Wike Hails Rivers United For Winning 2021/2022 NPFL

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Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has congratulated the Rivers United Football Club for emerging the winner of the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Rivers United was officially confirmed the champions of the 2021/2022 NPFL season following Plateau United 1-2 away loss to Akwa United, last Saturday.
The governor commended the players and coaching staff of the state-owned football club, yesterday, following the memorable victory, which ended their 5-year NPFL title wait.
Wike, who attributed the achievement of Rivers United to the talented team’s determination, said it was most heartening that by virtue of the league win, the club would represent the country at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League next season.
He further added that Rivers United’s triumph at the 2021/2022 NPFL has brought a wave of joy and happiness for the people of Rivers State and the country at large.
“I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to the coaching staff and particularly the capable players of Rivers United for the valuable efforts they made to emerge the winners of the 2021/2022 NPFL.
“The Government and good people of Rivers State are very proud of the team’s exploits following their dogged performances and resilient display throughout the 2021/2022 season. It is worthy to note that over the years, Rivers United has brought so much joy and happiness to football fans and supporters all over the country. This victory, no doubt, marks a major milestone in Rivers State football’s history.”

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Registration For CBN, AFF eNaira Hackathon Opens, Today

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Registration for the eNaira hackathon, geared towards ideating innovative solutions for the newly launched digital currency, organised by the Africa Fintech Foundry (an innovative hub established to identify and accelerate innovative startups in Africa), in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is billed to open on June 27, 2022 and run till July 21, 2022.
A statement issued by the organisers said the main event, which is billed to kick-off from August 4, 2022, is part of efforts to drive financial inclusion, facilitate macroeconomic growth and integrate Nigerian economy to the world leading economies through innovation and cutting edge emerging technologies.
It, therefore, urged interested participants to visit the eNaira Hackathon @www.affcbn.com
With the theme “eNaira – Africa’s Gateway to a Digital Economy,” the hybrid hackathon will bring together teams of talented entrepreneurs, developers, designers, solution developers, problem-solvers, out-of-the-box thinkers, and code magicians from Africa to develop innovative solutions that will drive improved adoption of the eNaira.
Speaking on innovation in Nigeria’s payments system ecosystem, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, recently said: “We cannot deny the fact that the newly introduced CBDC (eNaira) would be necessary in the future to ensure Nigeria is competitive as the world becomes increasingly digital.
“We have seen in the past few years how digital currencies have opened international economies to individuals who wield them and how seamless they have made trading, buying, investing and other economic activities.
“We desire to achieve this and more with the eNaira with the underlying goal to boost Nigeria’s economic outlook.
“Innovators at the hackathon will develop solutions in the areas of international remittance, trans-border payment, blockchain, financial inclusion, and trade (AfCTFA).”
The statement issued by the organisers said, the hackathon will address the strategic points to eliminate possible glitches that could hamper smooth transactions being carried out with the eNaira.

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NECO Begins SSCE,Today

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The National Examination Council (NECO) has debunked the alleged postponement of its 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates in the country.
The examination body said the 2022 SSCE would commence on Monday, June 27, and end on August 12, 2022.
NECO made this known in a statement made available to newsmen, last Saturday, by its spokesperson, Azeez Sani, in Minna, Niger State.
The statement read: “The 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) will commence on Monday, 27th June, 2022.
“State Ministries of Education, Principals, Commandants and all stakeholders are enjoined to disregard any speculation on the alleged postponement of the examination.
“The council has put all necessary measures in place to ensure a seamless conduct of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination.
“The 2022 NECO Senior School Certificate Examination will end on Friday, August12, 2022.
“Candidates are to be examined in 76 subjects during the examination.”

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