Commissioner Charges Ogun State Workers On Diligence

Commissioner Charges Ogun State Workers On DiligenceThe Ogun state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Dayo Adeneye, has charged workers to put in their best to ensure successful implementation of government policies and programmes in its rebuilding mission.

He said this while welcoming the civil servants back to their various duty posts, after the Christmas holiday.

“As we say happy holidays, we say happy new year in advance, for some of us, we don’t really have any holiday, media doesn’t holidays but we are used to that. We do say welcome back to work, we thank God for his blessings and mercies, for giving us the opportunity to see another Christmas and another boxing day and by the grace of God the new year is going to be a prosperous one”.

“As our workers resumed to work after the long holiday, my charge is simply, let us continue from where we dropped off.

“We always pride ourselves as the best in the country, you can see the award held about two weeks ago.

“The governor rewarded five of them free houses for their diligence and dedication, that is to tell you that our workers are diligent and hardworking. So, my charge, let us continue to put in our best and continue to put Ogun state in its rightful position in the comity of states in Nigeria” he said.

A worker, sharing their experiences from the holiday, expressed that it has really reinvigorated them for maximum productivity.

“Sincerely speaking, the holiday has been so refreshing, interesting and exciting and relaxing.

As a matter of fact, it has been the tonic needed to really review, reform, and reinvigorate for the challenges at work. So, you can see that I am looking radiant, I am willing to get the ball rolling”. he concluded.

IGP Expresses Satisfaction With Christmas Day Security Across Nigeria

ChristmasThe Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has expressed satisfaction with the security situation across the country as Christian faithful in Nigeria joined their counterpart’s world over to celebrate Christmas.

Speaking to journalist in Abuja, the IGP expressed gratitude to God for hitch free Christmas services and the continued peaceful situation across the country.

According to the Inspector–General, the principal officers of the Nigerian Police have been involved in the patrol as a way of assuring Nigerians of the security of lives and properties during the festive period.

He added that the security agencies would not rest on their oars to ensure a hitch free holiday.

The presence of security operatives were felt in most places in the Federal Capital Territory beginning with worship places as Nigerians mark the Christmas day celebration.

After the services, the residents trooped out to fun places to enjoy themselves, with officers and men of the Nigerian Police, alongside men of the Department of State Services (DSS) seen ensuring the maintenance of law and order.

The Inspector-General of Police, who joined in the patrol, also interacted with fun seekers at the Jabi Lake Park.

While assuring Nigerians of their safety during the festive period and beyond, he urged them to contribute their quota in the fight against the enemies of the state.


Imo Govt Declares 2-Week Holiday For Civil Servants Ahead Of Yuletide

ImoThe Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has declared a 2-week holiday for civil servants and public servants in the state ahead of the Yuletide.

The holiday, which commences from December 19 to January 5 2015 is to enable civil servants spend more time with their families and loved ones during this Yuletide.

According to a statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr Sam Onwumeodo, it is also to avail them the opportunity to prepare well for the huge work in the New Year.

He assured Imo people and those visiting the state that all necessary machinery have been put in place to ensure adequate security in all nooks and crannies of the state.

He urged all citizens to be of good conduct and help fish out criminals in their localities.

He wished the indigenes of the state and Nigerians at large a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.

Flying Eagles Spank Highlanders 10-0 In Friendly Match

Flying Eagles

Nigeria’s U-20 team, Flying Eagles, recorded yet another big win against Nigeria Nationwide Division 3 side, Highlanders of Kaduna, when they trounced them 10-0 in a final test game on Friday before embarking on their Christmas holidays.

Skipper Musa Muhammed and Samuel Mathias scored a brace each with six other players on the score sheet – Mustapha Abdullahi, Billy Auta, Nafiu Kabuga, Akinjide Idowu, Israel Emmanuel and Jacob Njoku

Both teams also missed a penalty each with a Highlanders player sent off after 59 minutes.

The rampant Flying Eagles also hit the cross bar thrice.

But it was Highlanders who first stunned their opponents after just five minutes of action when they struck the crossbar.

The Nigeria U20s then took over the attacking initiative thereafter, with Ifeanyi Matthew’s left-footed shot just missing the target narrowly, before Mathias opened scoring after eight minutes.

Musa Muhammed doubled the lead of the Flying Eagles in the 20th minute off a low cross by fellow fullback Mustapha Abdullahi.

Billy Auta made 3-0 in the 28th minute, before skipper Muhammed again hit target on 50 minutes via a superb free kick.

Mathias netted the Flying Eagles fifth goal after 63 minutes, when he toe-poked his effort home.

Giwa FC goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo saved a penalty awarded Highlanders in the 78th minute, before fullback Mustapha Abdullahi continued his rich vein of form in front of goal with a sixth goal for the Nigeria U20s when he capitalised on a defensive blunder.

In 85th minute, Abdullahi Alfa missed a penalty after the goalkeeper fouled a goal-bound Mathias.

There were also late goals by Kabuga, Israel Emmanuel, Akinjide Idowu and FC Porto midfielder Jacob Njoku.

The Flying Eagles will now regroup for a second phase of training camp on December 27.

The U-20 team resumed camping in Kaduna on November 30 with mainly home based players.

The Head Coach, Manu Garba, said that about 8 foreign players are expected to join the team when the players return from the Christmas holiday on December 28.

Garba has already reeled out a list of 30 players to begin a screening exercise for the fast approaching tournament billed for Senegal.

The 30 players called up are made up of the core of the squad that qualified the team for the 2015 AYC in Senegal from March and several players from the Nigeria Premier League.

Speaking to Channels Television shortly after the match, Coach Garba expressed satisfaction with the performance of the players, but added that a lot of work needed to be done in the defence and midfield.

Christmas, New Year: FG Declares Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared December 25 and 26, 2013 as public holidays to commemorate the Christmas and Boxing Day Celebrations.

Similarly, January 1, 2015 has been declared as public holiday to mark the New Year.

The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, made the declaration on Friday in Abuja.

He advised all Christians and Nigerians in general to extend love, joy, peace and kindness which are the spiritual benefits of Christmas to their daily living.

He also asked that they reflect on the giant strides made by the present government in the development of the country.