Friday, June 18, 2021

Police celebrate veteran comedian Zebrudaya alias 4:30

POCACOV has celebrated veteran comedian Zebrudaya alias 4.30 on his 71st birthday for using his craft to promote unity in the country.

• June 11, 2021

Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) has celebrated veteran comedian Zebrudaya alias 4.30 on his 71st birthday for using his craft to promote unity in the country.

The comedian’s real name is Chika Okpala.

Mr Okpala, an ambassador of POCACOV, turned 71 on June 10.

The National Coordinator of POCACOV, CSP Ebere Amaraizu, stated the comedian deserved the honour because he used comedy for positive change.

“We at POCACOV, with our numerous stakeholders, join others to felicitate the TV comedy series mogul of the famous ‘New Masquarade,’ Chief Zebrudaya.

“POCACOV wishes him continual health of mind and body and more inputs to the society,” said Mr Amaraizu.

He added that Mr Okpala’s comedy and disciplined lifestyle was a “great motivation” to youngsters on self-discovery and strategic leadership direction, going by his craft lasting for five decades.

“He has played an immense role in the propagation of the message of peace and love from POCACOV,” explained Mr Amaraizu, “and for the young minds to see the positive potential in them and to make use of it.”

The POCACOV boss further noted, “We in POCACOV enjoin young minds to tap into the legacies of Chief Zebrudaya by remaining law-abiding by saying ‘No to cultism and other vices.”

The national coordinator also urged youths to eschew violent behaviours.

(NAN)

More from Peoples Gazette

Lagos

Lagos Explosion: Sanwo-Olu govt begins investigation

Sanwo-Olu has begun an investigation to ascertain the cause of Thursday’s gas explosion around Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza in Ikeja.

Malnourished children. [CREDIT: The Cable]

Health

Malnourished Nigerian children suffering from multidimensional poverty: UNICEF

A new UNICEF report says a large number of malnourished Nigerian children are suffering from multidimensional poverty.

Senator Ali Ndume and Boko Haram

Maiduguri

Security worse in Abuja than Maiduguri: Ndume

“I feel safer than in Abuja. Because (in Abuja) somebody can knock down your door with a gun,” said Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume.

Maiduguri

I got over 90% votes in Borno, committed to restore peace: Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is committed to restoring peace to Borno, telling residents that he got over 90 per cent of votes in the state.

States

Killer herdsmen, UGM, Abia’s greatest challenge: Gov. Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu says killer herdsmen and unknown gunmen are Abia’s greatest challenge.

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde and Police Inspector General, Usman Baba

Ibadan

Ibadan boils but police say ‘it’s little violence’

The police say it is “little violence” as Ibadan boiled on Thursday with two persons killed.