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CP Itam Commends Anambra State Government, Lawmakers for signing Anti Cultism & Anti Touting Bill into Law

The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command CP Nnaghe Obono Itam has commended the Anambra State Government and the State House of Assembly members, as His Excellency Governor Chukwuma Soludo CFR signs into law a 21 years jail term,with no option of fine on any person found culpable of cult-related activities today the 11/6/2024.  In a press release made available to Nigerian Notch, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ikenga Tochukwu said that the CP, applauded, the approval for legal confinement of six months or the option to pay half a million naira on anyone harassing innocent individuals to obtain illegal tolls, illegal scalpers, or any related activities in the State. The CP however stressed that these developments shall further re-echo the campaign and stand against touting and cultism, especially the Police advocacy program; and Campaign Against Cultism and other related vices He said that POCAVCO, a program targeted to sensitize the youths on the da

Disruption of Electricity in the South East Imminent as ECTDA seals its offices EEDC Offices

There is imminent loss of electricity distribution in the South East as the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority, today without notification locked out the staff of the company in Enugu, south east Nigeria for reasons that are yey to ascertained at the moment. This is so, because the management of the company through it's Head, Corporate Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh explained in a press release issued to this medium.  He said that "On arriving for work this morning, we were surprised to meet our Corporate Head Office sealed by the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA)." "This development is strange because there was no notice of any sort by the agency to our organisation." "We were informed by the Security Men on duty that in the early hours of today (Tuesday), at about 1.53am, a group of men came and locked up the gates, claiming that the State Governor directed the action." "Our Abakpa, Awkunanaw, and Ogui D

No Protest On Democracy Day In Anambra -- Police Declare

BY RAYMOND OZOJI, Awka  The Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Police have declared that there will be no protest whatsoever in the state on June 12 declared as Democracy Day in the country.  The Police Commissioner CP Nnaghe Obono Itam has directed all law-abiding citizens in the state to go about their daily lawful businesses and disregard threats of planned protest to truncate Democracy Day celebration in the state.  A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer SP Tochukwu Ikenga reads, " The Commissioner of Police CP Nnaghe Obono Itam urges Ndi Anambra and residents alike to dissociate themselves from any act that threatens our public peace and national unity and reiterates that the Command shall live up to its mandate of ensuring that no person or group of persons is allowed to infringe on the fundamental human rights of others, especially the rights to freedom of movement and right to dignity of human persons. This affirmation is given after a critica

ACTDA Ends Street Trading As Soludo Commissions 50 Unit Free Shops For Petty Traders In Awka

BY RAYMOND OZOJI,  Awka Petty traders selling fruits, vegetables and other related items by the roadside in Awka heaved a sigh of relief as Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo commissioned 50 unit free shops known as Solution Arena built by the Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA) along Club Road Awka last weekend.  The commissioning of the multi-million naira project marked the end of street trading in the capital city as some of the traders who were present at the commissioning ceremony testified that the 50 unit free shops were a laudable and commendable initiative by the Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA) as it would go a long way to alleviate their sufferings as well as eradicate menace associated with trading along the roads.  Mrs. Ifeoma Nwadimma who sells vegetables, confirmed to this journalist that hawking her wares hasn't helped her but the construction of the Solution Arena by ACTDA would help her find a more permanent place wh

Count us out of anti-INEC protest - Ohanaeze youths

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has distanced itself from a planned protest against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and its chairman, Prof Yakubu Mahmood.  This is also as the Igbo group urged the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate during the 2023 election, Mr Peter Obi to accept the outcome of the polls and move on.  A group, South Unity Youth Coalition, had announced a mass protest on June 12, Democracy Day, to demand the removal of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The coalition believes that Professor Yakubu’s leadership has severely compromised the credibility of Nigeria’s electoral process. On his part, Obi had on Saturday while reacting to South-Africa's presidential election, said the last general election was plagued with fraud and widespread irregularities. However, in a statement by Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the National Presiden

Senator Ubah Replies Flavour, Says Anambra State Government's Interference Hindered His Security Initiative's Success

Senator  Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah CON, Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) and the Chairman Ad-hoc Committee, investigating the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) Projects of Nigerian Refineries, has responded to Mr. Chinedu Okoli (aka Flavour Nabania)'s recent statement regarding his decision to hold his father's burial in Enugu due to insecurity in his hometown, Umunze, Orumba South LGA, Anambra State. In a press release made available to Nigerian Notch by Kamen Chuks Ogbonna, Special Adviser Media and Strategic Communications to Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah (CON), stated that Senator Ubah, would have secured Orumba and the entire Anambra South senatorial district if the state government hadn't stopped his security initiative, despite its success in the Nnewi Pilot program.  He stressed that his security initiative launched in 2023, aimed at providing a comprehensive security coverage for Anambra South senatorial district. Following its success in Nnewi

In Anambra, Nnobi PG, Monarch In Supremacy Battle

BY  RAYMOND OZOJI,  Awka  From investigations, it is indicative that mere anarchy has been loosed upon Nnobi community in Idemili-South Local Government Area of Anambra State as two quarters, Ebenesi and Awuda are currently enmeshed in supremacy battle over who lords it on the other.  While accusing fingers point in the direction of Ebenesi quarter as secretly plotting to dethrone His Royal Majesty Igwe Nick Obi over alleged inordinate ambitions of some dramatis personae who are said to be endlessly and selfishly interested to become the Igwe even when the incumbent traditional ruler is still alive, hale and hearty.  The President-General Nnobi Welfare Organization (NWO) Barr. Dominic Savio Okpala, on the other hand, held that Awuda quarter which is the last in the order of seniority, has always constituted a cog in the community's wheel of progress.  Okpala who spoke exclusively with this journalist, opined that Awuda always exhibited superiority complex because they a

JUNE 12: I was accused of raising private army to overthrow Abacha — Akhaine

•‘I didn’t know I will come out of detention in Kebbi alive’ •Says Tinubu not exhibiting the values of democracy •‘Beko and I warned Saro-Wiwa not to return to PH’ The momentous events that shaped the Nigeria we know today, the June 12 presidential election, of 1993 stands out for good and not for worse or bad. The significance it embodies accounts for why the event still resonates 31 years later. Reflecting on the import of the poll, which was won by the late Chief MKO Abiola, Prof Odion Akhaine, who was detained for fighting for the revalidation of the election, laments that the ethos of June 12 is not being displayed by the current crop of leaders in Nigeria. He also shares his June 12 story, which explains the price some patriots paid to birth democracy in the country. Within the context of the significance June 12 has assumed in Nigeria’s history, do you think June 12 has been substantially immortalised? I think the best way to imortalise June 12 is to actually practic

Politicians Waiting For Appointments Should Key Into Soludo's New Vision -- APGA Chairman

BY RAYMOND OZOJI, Awka  The State Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra, Barr. Ifeatu Obi-Okoye has advised politicians waiting for appointments to key into Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo's new vision of building millionaires through the One Youth Two Skills Development Initiative.  Obi-Okoye who stated this while x-raying the achievements of the party under his headship in the last one year, noted that Governor Soludo has come up with a new attitude of teaching the citizenry how to fish rather than giving them fish and subjecting them to the proverbial Oliver Twist.  He told this journalist that about 3000 people were appointed Executive Assistants, Special Assistants, Senior Special Assistants and a host of others in the last regime but today, he observed that most of them were out of employment.  He said instead of waiting for political appointments, politicians should join thousands of people being empowered by the governor with hands

EEDC TO COMMENCE MOBILE MAP METERING OF “BAND A” CUSTOMERS

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has concluded plans to commence the metering of customers served by “Band A” feeders across its network through its mobile MAP metering initiative. The exercise which is expected to kick off in Enugu on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024, will focus on EEDC customers served by “Band A” feeders under its Ogui, Awkunanaw, and Abakpa districts. The Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC. Mr. Emeka Ezeh, who made this known through a press statement, said the Mobile MAP metering approach is part of efforts by EEDC to ensure that customers under service “Band A” across its network are metered within 48 hours. According to him, the company adopted this approach to ensure that the affected customers who enjoy minimum daily availability of 20 hours can begin to manage their energy consumption and pay for what they consume. EEDC customers under Awkunanaw district, served by Topland 11KV, Gariki 11KV, Amaechi 33KV, and UNEC 11KV feeders are t