Ellen Congratulates Nigeria on 55th Independence Anniversary

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a congratulatory message to the Government and People of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the occasion marking that country’s 55th Independence Anniversary, which is to be observed today, Thursday, October 1. In her message to her Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, President Sirleaf on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia and in her own name, extended heartfelt congratulations and best wishes through President Buhari to the Government and People of Nigeria as they celebrate their historic day today. She also expressed Liberia’s gratitude to the Nigerian Government for its enormous contributions to peace and security in Liberia, and the post-conflict recovery including the sending of Nigerian doctors and teachers; an intervention critical to achieving full recovery. “Our bilateral cooperation took a momentous level by the numerous contributions made during the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia”, President Sirleaf recalled. She acknowledged with sincere thanks and appreciation the major role being played by Nigeria in reforming Liberia’s security sector through training. She further stated that Liberia and Nigeria will continue to work together in furtherance of the principles of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations for the promotion of regional and international peace, security and economic cooperation amongst all nations. “As the People of Nigeria celebrate another year of Independence, I entertain the hope that the strong historic and cordial ties of friendship and cooperation that have long subsisted between our two countries and peoples will be further strengthened under your leadership for the mutual benefit of our peoples,” President Sirleaf said. She also prayed that the People of Nigeria will continue to enjoy economic growth under President Buhari’s illustrious leadership and that the Almighty Allah will endow him with abundant wisdom and strength as he leads his people to sustainable peace and greater prosperity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SHOCKED FISHERMAN LANDS HUGE SHARK OFF FANAD HEAD

first_imgA huge shark has been caught off the coast of Donegal by a shocked fisherman.The Porbeagle shark, which weighed up to a massive 300Ibs, was caught by visiting angler Don McCLoskey from Limavady.He was one of a group of anglers enjoying a quiet day’s fishing off Fanad Head when he hooked the monster! Don was one of a number of anglers who were fishing on the Swilly Explorer which was being skippered by Neil Doherty.The female fish took almost an hour and a half to land after putting up a massive fight.Don revealed “It gave one hell of a battle. There were a few times that I didn’t think I was going to land it.“It took more than an hour to land it but it seemed like a day because it was so hot. “It’s certainly the biggest fish I have ever caught,” he said.The skipper of the boat Niall Doherty of Rathmullan CHarters reveled it took four men to bring the shark on board.“It was a very hot day but Don is a very experienced angler and he kept his head. The other lads were giving him drinks as he went along.“We kept the shark calm by putting a towel over its eyes so he couldn’t see what was happening.“They are not known to attack but they have very sharp teeth and you can’t take a chance,” he said. The biggest ever Porbeagle caught off Irish waters weighed 365Ibs and was landed off Achill Head in Mayo in 1932.The shark caught off Fanad Head was tagged and released back into the water.“It’s so important that people know we put the fish back. It was a beautiful creature and hopefully somebody will catch it again some day,” added Don.Ends SHOCKED FISHERMAN LANDS HUGE SHARK OFF FANAD HEAD was last modified: July 28th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalFanad Headsharklast_img read more

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