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Panthers Sports Club Nnewi Elects New Exco

Panthers Sports Club Nnewi has elected, new set of leadership to pilot the affairs of the sports club for another 3 years.  In his opening remarks before the election, the President of the Sports Club, Chief Emma Akunne, who was re-elected to pilot the affairs of Club for another 3 years, thanked members of the club and his executive for a job well done, and called on the electoral committee chairman Barrister Ike Obeta, to commence proceedings for the election. The positions contested for are President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, PRO, Provost I II III, Captain and Deputy Captain, Social Secretary, Chief Welfare Officer, and Majority Leader of the Club. In a keenly contested election, which was free and fair by all standards, the immediate past President, Chief Emma Akune, was re-elected by 27 votes out of 30 votes, while Chief Osita  Oraegbu emerged as Vice President with 27 votes. Ezeugwunne Ikenna Emmanuel, emerged the se

Innoson GTB Imbroglio lingers, N8.7 Billion, Judgment debt; Supreme Court Dismiss GTB’s Appeal.

The Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma, OFR has through a Writ of FiFa being given the mandate to recover the debt owed Innoson by in an issue of Garnishee Proceedings against the account of the Nigerian Customs Service Board domiciled with the Bank and not against the Bank as an entity. In a landmark decision on February 27th 2019, the Supreme Court of Nigeria dismissed GTB’s appeal - SC. 694/2014- against the judgment of Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division. The Court of Appeal, Ibadan division had in its decision of 6th February 2014 dismissed GTB’s appeal against the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division. Thus, the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division which ordered GTB by way of Garnishee order absolute – to pay N2.4 Billion to Innoson with a 22% interest, per annum, on the judgment sum until the final liquidation of the judgment debt. Rather than obey the judgment of the Court of Appeal, GTB approached the Supreme

Nathaniel Chukwu calls on Nnewi/Onitsha Drivers Association to vote wisely.

The front line contestant in 31st election for who will pilot the affairs of Nnewi/Onitsha Brothers Drivers Association, Nathaniel Chukwu also known as AddMore, has promised to add value to the leadership of the association if elected as their Chairman. He made this known in an interactive session with newsmen today in Nnewi. He started by commending the present government of the association, whom he said has tried his best. He said if elected he will stop the excessive levies being collected from them by force. He however maintained that he will work to ensure that the government in Anambra state will acknowledge the sufferings of his members, and to stop paying any levy the government did not approve. He said he will do his best to carry everyone along if elected the chairman of the association. He stressed that he will ensure that orderliness returns in the association, so that Nnewi/Onitsha route will be the best among others. He promised to work with Nnewi North LGA to

Erudite journalist, Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, clocks 42

Today, being Thursday, March 28, 2019, a professional colleague, Christian Chukwuemeka Nwannedimma, who is known in the pen profession as Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, turns 42 years. Coincidentally too, Odogwu is marking his 20th year as a professional journalist, having delved into the profession in March, 1999. Born on March 28, 1977, in Amanuke, Anambra State, Odogwu had his early education at the Community Primary School, Amanuke, and New Layout Primary School II, Abakaliki. He attended Urban Secondary School, Abakaliki, as well as Comprehensive Secondary School, Nawfia; 1990-1992 and 1993-1995 respectively.  From inception, Odogwu planned his journey into journalism, and followed his dreams religiously by acquiring requisite educational qualifications and trainings. Odogwu bagged Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication in 2002, and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Mass Communication in 2006; both from the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State. He equa

Certificate of Return: Why we can’t help Okorocha now —APC

  The All Progressives Congress on Wednesday says it cannot help the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who has been denied a certificate of return as a senator-elect because he is still on suspension. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Isa-Onilu, said this at a Press conference in Abuja. He said the governor himself was aware of his suspension, hence, “he has not reported his dilemma to the party.” Isa-Onilu said, “We cannot take any position on that now. Governor Okorocha is on suspension. He, too, has not reported the case to us because he knows he is on suspension. “Until that is vacated, we can’t handle his case.”

Sex for mark, sorting a thing of the past in Auchi polytechnic, says rector

The Rector, Federal Polytechnic Auchi in Edo State, Dr Momodu Sanusi Jimah has said sex for marks and sorting of lecturers by students in the school has become a thing of the past but that on the contrary, lecturers are now dragging students to management for attempting to compromise them. Speaking to journalists on the school’s coming convocation ceremonies, Jimah said 245 students would be graduating with distinctions in the 2017/2018 session adding that graduates of the school can defend their grades anywhere in the world. He said; “The issues of sex for marks and sorting of lecturers are no longer there because recently, we have four cases on my table where four lecturers have reported students who attempted to influence them and the students on their own expelled themselves because they were invited to appear before a panel. For the first time in the history of this school, four students were reported by lecturers trying to influence them. The issues of sex for marks, higher grad

Ihedioha, Irona Receives INEC Certificate of Return

His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, the Imo State Governor Elect, receiving His Certificate of Return, today 27th-03- 2019, at the State Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Owerri. His Excellency received His Certificate alongside his Deputy Governor Elect, Engr. Gerald A. Irona.

Breaking: Earnest Ebi, former CBN Deputy Gov. to head Ihedioha’s transition committee

Imo State Governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha is due to announce a transition committee to set agenda for his administration which begins on May 29, 2019. Nigerian Notch, authoritatively learnt from a very reliable inner source that a former Deputy Governor, Policy and Corporate Services at the Central Bank of Nigeria from 1999 to 2009, Mr. Ernest Ebi would lead the committee which may be announced later today. Mr. Ebi currently serves as an Independent Director at Coronation Capital Mauritius Limited as well as, Member of the Governing Board of Venture Garden Nigeria. He is a Non-Executive Director of Dangote Cement Plc since January 30, 2014, and had worked in various departments of International Merchant Bank in Lagos before he went to the CBN.

2019 elections: PDP scores self high

The Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) says it's performance in the just concluded general elections is outstanding. The Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr Nnamdi Nwangwu who was speaking with journalists said the performance is attributable to quality of leadership offered by Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu's led executive committee. He pointed out that PDP was always bedeviled by factions and divisional tendencies before any major election which according to him is not so under the watch of Chief Nwobu. The PDP image maker in Anambra State said for the first time since 1998, the party worked together under one umbrella as a family which he noted was a major factor in the impressive outing at the polls. Nwangwu pointed out that PDP under the present dispensation was able to produce two senators and sixty percent of members of House of Representatives as well as improving the membership of PDP lawmakers in the State House of Assembly from meagre

Chief Felix Idiga Gives Out Daughter in Holy Matrimony

Idiga also known as JAFAC is the national chairman of GOGAN, the GOOD GOVERNANCE AMBASSADORS OF NIGERIA and business magnet from Amaifeke in Orlu LGA. Photo Speaks

Presidential Election: Tribunal orders service of Atiku’s petition on Buhari

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered substituted service of the petition challenging the outcome of the February 23 presidential election, on President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari and Atiku The tribunal ordered that copies of all the legal processes should be served on Buhari through any senior officer at the national headquarters of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja. The order followed an ex-parte application that was filed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. A three-man panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdul Aboki, granted the ex-parte motion the petitioners moved through their lawyers, Mr. Chris Uche, SAN. The petitioners are in the petition marked CA/PEPC/002/2019, praying the tribunal to invalidate the declaration of President Buhari as winner of the presidential contest. Aside INEC, President Buhari and the APC were cited as Respon