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Showing posts from December 8, 2019

Transport Commissioner, Keke operators' chairman assure on free flow of traffic

.......sets up Taskforce on decongestion The chairman of tricycle operators known as CITROWAAS in Anambra State, Mr. Sylvester Obiora, has cautioned the operators to avoid recklessness on the road this season. Obiora who spoke recently in Awka the state capital , while  addressing the operators also warned them not engage in criminal act this season. He cautioned  that  Christmas and new year period was  associated with heavy traffic,  therefore they should obey traffic rules and regulations to avoid accident and congestion of the roads. The chairman charged the taskforce not to hesitate to arrest any tricycle operator who defaulted  the directives, stating that for any operator to run one way amount  to serious traffic violation. Obiora lauded the Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, for his commitment to sanitise transport sector. Madubuko  in his speech commended Obiora for setting up Special Taskforce for the decongestion of roads during this season.

Onwubuariri; taking Continuity to another level

By Obi Bright Governance and legislation are said to be a process, where the fortunes of the masses are entrusted in the hands of an elected few to drive the course of development and to pilot the affairs of nations, states, constituencies as well as local government areas for a period of time. If governance is a process, then the process is supposed to be marked with “continuity” at all level. Unfortunately, over the years Nigeria has been bedeviled with neglect of projects by previous administrations at all levels. This trend of initiation and reinitiating projects has resulted in littering of fragmentary projects in states, federal constituencies and local governments “the hallmark of democratic dividends” since the resurfacing of democracy in 1999 to the Nigerian political sphere. Hence, democracy which is thought to be a system of governance that leads to social equity has become the machinery for not just disparity but planting seeds of discord and clannish repugnance. Ho

Anthony Joshua thanks Nigerian envoy for inspiring him

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has expressed appreciation to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, for psyching him up to reclaim his titles. After Joshua lost to Andy Ruiz Jr during their first match in New York in June, Okoyen sent him a letter praising his courage and assuring him of Nigeria’s support in his future fights. In the four-paragraph letter, the envoy assured him that Nigeria remained proud of the “remarkable feat’’ he had attained in his boxing career. The letter obviously meant a lot to the 30-year-old Nigerian-British pugilist, who held it up in a photograph obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). After reclaiming the titles in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, he reciprocated with words of appreciation to the Consul General. Joshua’s message was conveyed by a U.S.-based Nigerian journalist, Joi John, who covered the rematch in Saudi Arabia. The two-time heavyweight boxing champion was quoted as saying that the

Electricity workers suspend strike

Electricity workers have suspended a strike that engulfed a major part of the country in darkness for a little more than 24 hours. One of the major distributors in Lagos, Eko Electricity Distribution Company on Thursday morning confirmed the development and its readiness to commence business immediately. Dear customer, National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike. Our offices and payment channels are open for business. Thank you for your patience and understanding,” the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (Eko Disco) shared on its Twitter page on the morning of Thursday, December 12, 2019. Recall that after a 21-day ultimatum, electricity workers embarked strike on December 11, citing unpaid severance allowances, salaries and pensions owed 50,000 former employees of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) before the country privatized its power sector in 2013. Comrade Joe Ajaero, General Secretary of the NUEE says: “Following the agree

HURIDE Lauds Corp Marshal ...Calls for freee traffic flow this season

The Corp Marshal of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr. Oyeyemi Boboye,  has received rare commendation of Human Right, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIDE) for his avowed determination to sanitise the Commission. The Chairman of Board of Trustees of HURIDE, Dede Uzor A. Uzor, in a statement in FCT Abuja said they were particularly imprressed by  his order to arrest some FRSC officials who were involved in some criminal conducts recently. He said since inception of Boboye's administration, a  high degree of sanity has returned to the Commission, inspite of the efforts of some bad eggs to rubbish the image of the Commission. Dede Uzor however urged the Corps Marshal to deploy his professional knowledge to ensure accident frree yuletide this year. "We are ready for our awards for him and his Commission if carnage on Nigerian roads are reduced by 50 percent this season comparable to other years" said HURIDE boss. He urged Boboye not to a

Anambra Police Command beefs up security ahead of Christmas

....... As CP direct all Area Commanders, DPOS  to intensify Raids on black Spots. In its bid for a crime free Christmas, the Anambra state police command has beefed up security in the state to ensure a crime free holidays in the state. This was made known in a press release, made available to Nigerian Notch, today in Awka, the state capital, by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed. In the release, he said "In order to enhance safe and secure environment for all "Ndi Anambra" and residents alike, especially during this festive period  and to ensure a peaceful Christmas/ new year celebrations in the State,the Commissioner of Police CP John  B.Abang,fdc has directed all Area Commanders,DPOS ,PMF and other striking units in the State to intensify raids on black spots and criminal hideouts; sustain the ongoing stop and search/ tactical operation duties and night patrols in order to deny miscreants and criminal elements the opportunity to operate

HURIDE Demands Sack of DSS DG now.

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to sack with immediate effect the Director General of Directorate of State Security (DSS),Ismaila Gwazo. The Human Rights, Liberty Access, and Peace Defenders' Foundation (HURIDE),  made the call in Enugu State, in a press statement insisted that, the sacking of the DSS boss has become imperative following  his anti democratic actions and dispositions with total disregard to the rule of law and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The statement signed by Dede Uzor A.Uzor, chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), HURIDE, the group said " in view of the glaring instances of human rights violations and other abuses  by DSS DG and his men, we  call for his immediate removal".He said Since his inception as the DG of DSS, Gwazo's  disposition and activities has shown that words  like democracy and rule of law are not in his dictionary. He has continued to be a threat to democracy" said the group. HURIDE sa

Hon. Chris Azubuogu collaborate with Federal Ministry of Health, to offer Free Medical Outreach to constituents.

The Federal House Member representing Nnewi Federal constituency at the National assembly, Hon. Engr Chris Azubuogu, has once more shown that he truly has the interest of his constituents, with the re- energized partnership with the Federal Ministry of health, to bring healthcare to people of his constituents who can not afford such. He made this known in a press release made available to Nigerian Notch at Nnewi over the weekend. He said, "It is a great honor and privilege for me to address and interact with you today in preparation for the 3rd Chris Azubogu Medical Outreach which is organized in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health". He stated that he organized the 1st edition in 2017 and was glad with the huge success and impact it generated within the community, which he said encouraged him to apply to the Federal Ministry of health for urgent assistance and support in organizing more of such programs in his constituency,as  their request was granted