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Nobody Denied Obi Visa – Aide

The Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has not been denied visa by any embassy in Nigeria. This was disclosed in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem. Obienyem who  was reacting to the news circulating on social media, said  that the irony of the falsehood was that Obi was presently in the USA on the invitation of highly-placed officials who were supposed to have denied him the said visa. “Obi is a good brand such that organisations and countries are satisfied to associate with him because he has proven to be  a highly responsible person/ politician.  Those peddling the rumour are the same people that are exasperated by the honour coming his way and are desperately trying to associate his name with one crime or untoward action not purely out of hate, but out of the desire to prove that he is after all human and can sin a little. Regrettably for them, Obi will not be caught in the web of their wickedness and intrigues because he is simply li


By Ogu Bundu Nwadike, M.A After the momentary hitch and delay in the implementation of the promise by the Imo State governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON KSC that his administration will revert back to paying workers in the service of Imo State 100% of their salaries as against the 70% that the ex-governor Rochas Okorocha was paying them, the promise will eventually come alive from the payment of the salary of August 2019. A circular to that effect signed by the Accountant General of the State, Igbo Donald, confirmed that, urging all ministries, departments and agencies in the State to comply with the governor's directives on his promise. Ordinarily, the payment of 100% salaries to Imo workers would have commenced with the June salary. But because the salary was computed based on subsisting 70% by oversight, it had to be paid as. When, however, the 70% was repeated in the recently paid July salary, the workers and the opposition screamed outrage. It was a

Bobrisky arrested in Rivers state by Army – Gov Wike confirms

Less than 24 hours after Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike placed a N30 million bounty on notorious cultist, popularly known as Bobrisky of Gokana, the governor has confirmed his arrest by Nigerian Army and promised to redeem the pledge. Speaking during a security meeting with leaders of Rumuolumeni Community at the Government House Port Harcourt on Friday, Governor Wike thanked the Nigerian Army for capturing the suspected cultist. “The Army has captured Bobrisky of Gokana. I will pay the bounty that I promised to the Nigerian Army. “Anyone who generates insecurity in Rivers State, I am ready to pay any amount to ensure the arrest of that person”. Governor Wike called on community leaders to supply information to the State Security council on criminals in their communities for the security agencies to act frontally to reduce crime. He described Rumuolumeni as one of the flashpoints in the state, where criminals use the waterway as a getaway point. He urged communi

Be Outspoken, Always Engage Government- Governor Ihedioha charges IMSU Alumni

Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly. Governor Ihedioha gave the charge when the group paid him a courtesy call at Government House, Owerri. He noted that the Alumni Association as an elite group, should be bold enough to speak truth to power when the need arises, stating that the welfare of the students whom they left behind should be of greater interest. The Governor who said that constructive criticism will help keep his government in the right path, noted that freedom of speech is a fundamental right of Nigerians. In his speech, the President of the IMSU Alumni, Prince Ezeala Akano, said the visit was to invite the Governor to their annual global convention that will hold at Imo State University, and to congratulate him on his overwhelming victory at the 2019 elections. He described the massive support which the Ihedioha’s admini

There Will Be Heavy Rain In Aso-Rock, God Is Angry With Buhari - Rev. Mbaka Fumes

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu, southeast Nigeria, says “there will be heavy rain in Aso-Rock on the 1st of October” because God is angry with President Muhammadu Buhari. A report monitored on Exclusive103 by Naija News, quoted Mbaka to have made this statement during his Thursday Adoration Ministry in Enugu when he was addressing his congregation. Naija News reports that Mbaka, who predicted President Buhari’s reelection, made this comment in reaction to Rev. Ebube Muonso, who accused him of being a fake prophet. Reacting to the allegation, Mbaka said: “I don’t have much words to say over what Ebube Mounso said about me, I’m a Prophet of God everyone knows that when I prophesy it comes to pass, and for someone to come from nowhere and question my authenticity, that person is on the blink of extinction”. Apparently displeased by the statements credited to Rev. Mounso,  the Adoration Ministry Spiritual Director prophesied that

Ex-INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu Denies N1.23bn Fraud Allegation By EFCC.

A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been arraigned in court. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Maurice Iwu, for an alleged fraud of N1.23bn, Punch Metro reports.  Iwu was arraigned on four counts before the Federal High Court in Lagos.  He pleaded not guilty to the charges.  While adjourning till Friday to take his bail application, Justice Chuka Obiozor ordered that Iwu be remanded in the custody of the EFCC.

Hon Damian Ezeru task community leaders to be security conscious

The Chairman of Ohaji/Egbema Interim Management Committee  Hon Damian Ezeru have  received in audience Etekwuru leaders and council of chiefs, in Etekwuru community of the LGA. While receiving them in is office, he thanked them for finding time to come and felicitate with him and for their support to the government of H.E Emeks Ihedioha. Hon. Damian Ezeru tasked the traditional council chief for their efforts that has led to sustained peace in the LGA and further tasked them to join hands with the government to see that the security of lives and property in the area is of Paramount interest to them.  The Chairman stated that there cannot be any meaningful development without security, which is the bedrock of any sustainable development. He therefore called on them to continue in their efforts towards rebuilding Imo, which is the key element of Governor Emeka Ihedioha. The chairman assured them of his commitments to raise some structures in all the wards in the LGA within thi

Commence Action for 2023 Ohaneze Task Igbo Politicians

The apex socio Igbo political group, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, has called on Igbo politicians interested in 2023 presidential contest to begin preparations in earnest. The group further advised that they begin now to reach out to other political blocs in order to realize their ambitions. This was disclosed by Chuks Ibegbu, Deputy Publicity Secretary of Ohaneze in a statement on Tuesday. He said the call is borne out of the need to get the zone poised for future political permutations. Ohaneze reiterated it’s earlier stand that power should shift to the South East zone in 2023 despite strong signals from the South West chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, to vie for the Presidency. ” We call on all presidential materials in Igbo land to begin early enough to build networks with political blocs, groups and individuals in other zones of the country in preparation for future political permutations. ” Ohaneze believe and maintain that it’s just and fair after the North for po

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria – Falana

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, says protest marches in Nigeria are not treasonable offences. Falana made this known on Sunday according to a statement he issued. His comments follow the arrest of former Presidential Aspirant of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 general elections, Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Service. Recall that the police had described the planned protests by Sowore and some individuals as ‘treasonable felony and acts of terrorism’, and had vowed to resist any act that can lead to a breach of law and order in the country. But reacting the human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana noted that the Nigeria Police Force has capitalized on the use of the word “revolution” to criminalise the protests. Also read: Crime Busters: My dream is to get police team into NNL, NPFL for first time — Amaraizu According to Falana “No doubt, the Nigeria Police Force has capitalized on the use of the word “revolution

Dozens killed in two mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton

Nine shot dead in Ohio, hours after 20 were killed in Texas in an attack officials have labelled 'domestic terrorism'. Police gather after an active shooter opened fire in the Oregon district in Dayton, Ohio on August 4, 2019 At least 29 people have been killed and dozens wounded in two mass shootings within just 13 hours of each other in the United States. The first assault occurred on Saturday morning in the border city of El Paso in Texas, where a gunman killed 20 people at a Walmart store before surrendering to the police. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the gun assault appeared to be a hate crime, and police cited a "manifesto" they attributed to the suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, as evidence that the bloodshed was racially motivated. A four-page statement posted on an online message board and believed to have been written by the suspect, called the Walmart attack "a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas". John Bash, the US at

Asaba Airport gets Instrument landing, sets for 24h operation

As part of it’s efforts to upgrade the Asaba International Airport, the Delta State Government has announced the successful installation of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) at the airport. Mr Charles Aniagwu, Commissioner for Information, disclosed in a statement in Asaba that with the successful installation of the system, bad weather reports would no longer affect the operations of aircrafts flying into and out of the airport. He said that the airports would soon solve the problem of landing at nights with the ongoing installation of the Air Field Lighting systems. According to him, when completed, the airport would be able to operate at night without hitches and thereby allowing it to operate safely for 244 hours. “The Asaba International Airport has the capacity to become a major hub for local and international flight operations. “I call on the relevant regulatory authorities to give the necessary approvals for the operation of Boeing 777 and other bigger airplanes

DSS urges Nigerians to disregard threat of revolution

The Department of State Services (DSS) has called on Nigerians to disregard threat of revolution by Mr Omoyele Sowore. He also confirmed that Sowore, who was to led a group known as RevolutionNow on a protest slated for Aug. 5 was in the service’s custody. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of DSS, Mr Peter Afunanya made the call while addressing newsmen on Saturday in Abuja. He said the arrest of Sowore was for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country. According to him, the service is charged with the responsibility of managing, curtailing, containing and eliminating threats against national security. “These threats include threats of sabotage, threats of subversion, threat of terrorism and of course, ethnic agitations, separatist agitations, economic sabotage and others. “If we are operating as a responsible security organisation and someone is calling for revolution in Nigeria, we must understand the meaning of revolution. “Primarily, i


Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu was shot dead last night by Fulani terrorists along Ihe/Agbudu road in Awgu L.G.A of Enugu State. His death is a direct consequence of a disgracefully timid and  failed leadership model of acquiesance to the dictates of Fulani rulership in return for crumbs, instituted and perfected by the likes of Nnia Nwodo, Dave Umahi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Willie Obiano, Okezie Ikpeazu and others in Igboland. Years of slavish submission to the whims of semi-literate Fulani cattle herders have reduced two successive generations of Igbo leadership since after the war to mere tools of the Fulani caliphate in their agenda of conquest and subbjugation of the south. Nnia Nwodo, Dave Umahi, Rochas Okorocha, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano were the key men that connived with this same murderous Fulani terrorists killing us to today, to ban, proscribe, kill and clamp down on IPOB- the only hope of the people. Had Ohaneze Ndigbo,


The Department of State Security (DSS) on Sunday, confirmed it has presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Mr Omoyele Sowore in its custody. Sowore was arrested on Saturday by operatives of the DSS in his Lagos residence over proposed #RevolutionNow protests billed for Monday. DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya confirmed this to reporters during a briefing at the DSS headquarters in Abuja. The spokesperson said the secret police was aware that Mr Sowore had been in touch with foreign actors to destabilise Nigeria. He did not provide details of Sowore’s detention location, or if he will be taken to court. Source: Witness