Year 2020 has finally bade us goodbye. Here we are in a brand new year, 2021.
In as much as the outgone year was filled with horrible memories there were still some shining light that glittered quietly within the horizon.
One of such is Popular News, your online news portal that came into been in July 2020 amidst the perilous Covid-19 global pandemic for the whole year and also the endsars protests that rocked the whole of Nigeria in the third quarter of the year.
Like a wild bushfire within the short period of its emergence Popular News became a reference point, a trailblazer amongst the pack.
This wouldn’t have been possible if not for the support, encouragement and prayers of some individuals and organisations who go all out to patronise, recommend and uplift the portal no matter the circumstances and baring no misgiving for their actions.
On this new year day 2021, we at Popular News think it is in order to thank such kind hearted individuals whose presence has been a blessing to our continuous existence and the milestones that we have so far achieved.
In no particular order we say “thank you and pray God to bless every step” that these individuals and organisations take this year and beyond.
Chief Patrick Eholor, President of the One Love Foundation and indefatigable chairman of Popular News Editorial Board; Ambassador Godknows Boladei Igali, former Federal Permanent Secretary; Barrister Kenneth Imansuangbon (aka Riceman); Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, Commandant of the IDPs camp in Uhogua, Ovia North East Local Government Area, Edo State; Hon. Frank Ilaboya, Executive Chairman, Owan West Local Government Council, Edo State; Chris Nehikhare, Publicity Secretary, PDP Edo State; Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen (aka The Guvnor); Ms. Efosa Uyigue, former Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Gender Issues; Valentine Asuen, Chairman/Managing Director, DVD Oil; Mallam Gani Audu, APC Deputy Governorship Candidate; Elder Comrade Curtis Eghosa Ugbo, President Benin Solidarity Movement (BSM); Hon. Ephraim Otaigbe Aluebhosele, Deputy Whip, Edo State House of Assembly; management of Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria(ERA/FoEN); Don Pedro Obaseki; His Highness Henry Binidodogha(aka Egbema 1); Sunny Duke Okosun, ITV/Radio, Benin; Barrister Douglas Ogbankwa and so many others too many to mention.