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From Collins Ughalaa His Excellency Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, the Accord governorship candidate for the 2019 governorship election in Imo State, has reiterated his commitment to revamp the economy of the state when he becomes the Governor of the state in 2019 for one term only. Ohakim disclosed this on Friday, December 14, 2018, while speaking at the Legends of Justice, Development and Peace Dinner Night organized by the Justice Development and Peace Caritas Commission (CARITAS) of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, held at the Art Nouveau Events Center, Port Harcourt Road, Owerri. The immediate past governor of the state who is also the Accord governorship candidate noted that the economy of the state has been on bended knees since he left office, lamenting that just recently a man who used to trade at one of the markets demolished in the state by the Okorocha government died as a result of his inability to provide N1,000 for his child's Christmas school party. He said that when he b

PDP Hails Peter Obi’s Performance At Presidential Debate …Berates Osinbajo On N8 trillion Subsidy Scandal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congratulates its Vice Presidential candidate, Governor Peter Obi, for his outstanding performance at the 2019 Vice Presidential debate on Friday. The party says Peter Obi amply displayed an unprecedented understanding of the dynamics of the critical sectors of our economy with practical solutions to the myriad of problems as against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who dwelt on false performance claims and displayed scanty understanding of economic issues.  The PDP applauds Peter Obi’s articulation of statistics; of practical steps to revamp our economy, trigger wealth creation, massive employment and return our people to productivity, through the revitalization of our productive and manufacturing sectors under our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The party said Peter Obi’s spontaneous presentation of solutions on critical sectors including education, health, energy, power and security among others, shows PDP’s unparalleled preparedness to tak

Celebrating an Egalitarian Leader at 60!*

14 notable facts about Sen. Andy Uba:_ 1. Andy Uba was born on the 14th of December, 1958 in Enugu State to the family of Nze Philip Uba and Dame Chinwe Uba. 2. He hails from Uga in Aguata LGA of Anambra State, a town prominent for exploits in Trading activities. Uga has one of the largest markets in Aguata local government area. 3. Andy Uba holds a Bachelor's Degree in Geological sciences with years of working experience in Finance and Health services.  4. In his first political appointment, Andy Uba served the then President Olusegun Obasanjo as Special Assistant to the President on Domestic Affairs between 1999 - 2006. 5. His first political contest was in 2007 when he contested for Governor under the platform of People's Democratic Party, PDP.  6. Uba has served in the Nigerian Senate since 2011 - the first representative from his zone to win a second term bid.  7. He has served in different capacities in the Nigerian Senate. He has served as Senate committee chairma

Open defecation: Nigeria ranked second in the World — FG

THE Federal Government, yesterday, lamented that the country ranked second amongst all nations in the world still practising open defecation. The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu said this at the commissioning of Kamomi Aketi accelerated water scheme at Ayede Ogbese community in Akure, Ondo State. Adamu said: “The country today still has significant challenges of access to adequate Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, WASH. *Once upon a time: Open defecation in Bauchi “Recent statistics from WASH-NORM, National Outcome Routine Mapping, Survey indicate that about 67.9 % of our population have access to improved water supply from all sources while 41.5 % have access to basic sanitation facilities. “The consequences of lack of access to adequate water supply and sanitation are huge in terms of economic losses, high prevalence of water related diseases, reduced school enrolment and attendance, loss of dignity, more risks of insecurity and violence against women and children.

Electoral Act : Buhari, Atiku, the bickering continues

President Muhammadu Buhari and his main rival, Abubakar Atiku, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, were yesterday locked in verbal war over the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. President M Buhari and Atiku While the President got the support of Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, in his decision to withhold assent to the Bill, which the President claimed was in the interest of the country, the claim was immediately ridiculed by the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation which said the President’s decision has evaporated every trace of his integrity. The BMO in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, said the decision not to sign the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill as passed by the National Assembly had saved the country from a chaotic electoral process. BMO said:  “It is trite that the deployment of a new electoral law only two months to an election is a recipe for chaos. Introducing a new law that redefines fundamentally the proc

UK PM May's lawmakers trigger confidence vote in her leadership

Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a confidence vote in her leadership after Britain's planned divorce from the European Union was plunged into chaos. With less than four months left until the United Kingdom is due to exit on March 29, the world's fifth largest economy was tipping toward crisis, opening up the prospect of a disorderly no-deal divorce or a reversal of Brexit through a referendum. Graham Brady, the chairman of the party's so-called 1922 committee, said the threshold of 15 percent of the parliamentary Conservative Party seeking a confidence vote had been reached. "The threshold of 15 percent of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded," Brady said. A ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 on Wednesday in a room at the House of Commons and an announcement made as soon as possible afterwards, he said. "

California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees

 Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered Tuesday. Trump's attorney, Charles Harder, had requested nearly $390,000 in fees and equal amount in sanctions as a deterrent against a "repeat filer of frivolous defamation cases." Judge S. James Otero cut the requested legal fees by 25 percent and awarded just $1,000 in sanctions. Otero previously noted that fees by Harder's firm — as high as $840 an hour — were reasonable but the 580 hours spent on the case appeared excessive. Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and was paid $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement days before the 2016 presidential election. She sued him for defamation after he dismissed her claims of being threatened to keep quiet about the tryst as a "total con job." The judge threw

Police arrest suspected cultists for robbery

Two young lads suspected to be cultists, were yesterday apprehended  by the police for the alleged robbery of a man, who was disposed of his phone in Awada, Obosi, Anambra State. The suspects, Osai Ikechukwu, 18,  Ikenna Ofonaya, 17, as was gathered by our correspondent  robbed Ofor Odinaka of Nwasike Street, Awada of his phone. Confirming the arrest, police spokesman Haruna Mohammed said the suspects were arrested by a patrol team attached to Awada Division, following a distress call, by residents of the area. He said: “ At about 7:10pm, a police patrol team attached to Awada Division responded to a distress call at Gaius Street, Awada where suspected cultists were operating. “The suspects allegedly robbed Ofor Odinaka, male, of Nwazike Street, Awada of his phone.” Mohammed said an axe, complimentary card of Supreme Vikings, Awalina and other incriminating items were recovered from the suspects. “The suspects have confessed to be members of Junior Vickings (JVC) cult,” he adde