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As part of the efforts of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, NPM, Ph.D, to enhancing the security of lives and property, the Nigeria Police Force is set to commence the enforcement of the digitalized Central Motor Registry (e-CMR) within the next 14 days, specifically on the 29th of July, 2024, to rejuvenate and digitalize the motor vehicle registration system, significantly bolstering our nation's safety and security framework. The e-CMR is an advanced, real-time online repository of motor vehicle data, designed to support police investigations, operational activities, and combat vehicle-related crimes, including terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, and armed robbery. The transition to a digitalized system will streamline the documentation and verification processes for vehicle ownership and related transactions. Following the directives of the IGP, services such as change of ownership, change of license number, change of engine, and change of chassis/b


Nze Ben Okere. Figuratively speaking, it is a sheer marginalization and injustice to deny "nwambe" his due right and position because of the small size of his manhood. "Nwambe" is a very popular rodent known for its "pinchomick" size.  In the politics of Ngor Okpala, Ozuzu/Umuekwune ward can be likened to the proverbial "nwambe" who has continued to pass through all sorts of subjugation and marginalisation due to the small size of his "manhood". Manhood in this contextual subtext does not connote the male genital organ but the environment and probably political placement. Like Ndigbo in Nigerian politics, Ozuzu/Umuekwune ward has continued to remain relegated and totally cut-off from Ngor Okpala political scheming. It is worrisome and totally appalling that the said marginalisation has remained entrenched and deep-rooted without any genuine and conscientious consideration of changing the narrative. On periodical basis, the marginalisati

Governors have legitimacy to negotiate Nnamdi Kanu release - Ohanaeze carpets Ekpa

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged South-East governors and other political leaders in the zone to ignore Simon Ekpa’s opposition to their planned negotiation for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release.  It could be recalled that Ekpa, the self-acclaimed Prime Minister of Biafra Government in Exile had in a statement a few days back said the governors lacked the legitimacy to negotiate for Kanu’s freedom.  However, in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike appealed to the governors to go ahead without hesitation and approach the Federal Government for Kanu’s release.  Okwu, who said the govenors remained the leaders of the zone, wondered how someone in far away Finland would accuse them of lacking legitimacy.  “It is curious to hear Simon Ekpa say the governors lack legitimacy. These are elected leaders of the people. If they lack l

Ex-Staff of EEDC Arrested for Bypassing and Tampering Meters for Customers

Last week in Onitsha, Anambra State, an ex-staff of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) was arrested for bypassing and tampering prepaid meters for EEDC customers. The suspect identified as Lawrence Okeke specializes in the replacement of original meter sensors with fake ones thereby bypassing the meters and making them not record the actual consumption by customers. This development has negatively impacted on the revenue of the distribution company. The Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, made this known on Thursday, in Enugu. Ezeh said that following a report by a whistle blower, the Meter Monitoring Team of the company was deployed to some locations on a routine meter monitoring inspection. At one of the customer’s premises visited at Bida Road, Onitsha, they discovered that the meter was bypassed, and the original meter sensor removed and replaced with the fake one.   While the team interrogated the customer who already admitted the

Fuel scarcity: We have been vindicated - Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders

The Coalition of Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders in Nigeria have expressed anger over the worsening fuel scarcity in the country.  It could be recalled that the youths, under the aegis of Nigeria Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders Council Worldwide had slammed a one-week resignation ultimatum on the General Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPCL, Mele Kyari.  However, with the ultimatum ended today, Kyari remains in office as the NNPCL helmsman.  This is also as fuel scarcity has spread across the country, with long queues being witnessed at the few filling stations dispensing the product.  Angered by the worsening situation, the youth leaders told President Bola Tinubu that they were running out of patience.  In a statement made available to journalists by Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the Publicity Secretary of the group, they urged President Tinubu to save the Nigerian masses from more sufferings.  Okwu said it was unacceptable that Nigeri

Samuel Ogbuku and the Unending Rot In NDDC

By Peter McOliver Following years of the criminal abandonment of the Niger Delta, and years of struggles to give the people of the Niger Delta, their fair share of their God given resources, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC was established in 2000 with the mission to develop the Niger Delta region of Nigeria through the provision of social and economic infrastructure. However, over the years, the agency has been plagued with allegations mismanagement and corruption, with the most recent scandals unfolding under the leadership of Dr. Samuel Ogbuku. Ogbuku, who was appointed as the acting Managing Director of the NDDC in August 2023, has quickly became embroiled in numerous controversies as reports have been surfacomg of widespread corruption within the agency.  Furthermore, the NDDC under Ogbuku's leadership has been characterized by a lack of transparency and accountability. Contracts are been awarded to cronies and political allies without any competitiv

Atani Community Acid Victim Raise Alarm over moves to release suspected Criminal element

.....Tasks the police to see to it that Justice is carried out It was a heavy sigh of relief for the people of Atani community in Ogbaru LGA of Anambra state over the weekend, as one of the notorious criminals and self acclaimed kidnapper and ritualist by name Chukwunweike Nwabueze Ogene, who has been terrorizing the community was arrested by the police. There joy knew no bounds as it was a celebration of sorts, as they thanked the Commissioner of Police Anambra state, CP Itam, for coming to their aid, as he has in the past sustained his criminal endeavors by being released,through people in authority who use him to carry out their nefarious activities.  In the another development, news was said to have filtered into the community that a highly placed politician from the community in Anambra, whose sister, Nkechi Udeze is married to the apprehended and suspected criminal is making frantic efforts to see that he is let off the police hook without proper investigation and trial in a comp