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.........Task them to rededicate themselves towards national service.  The commissioner of police in Anambra state, CP John Abang, following approval by the Police Service Commission for the promotion of Senior Police Officers on the recommendation of the Inspector-general of Police *IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu NPM,mni,has decorated 21 police officers in the command. The officers who benefited from the promotion in the Command are one Commissioner of Police CP Christopher Adetokumbo Owolabi,two Deputy  Commissioners of Police DCPS David Iloyanomon,and Osagie John Agans-Irabo,two Assistant Commissioners of Police including DPO B' Division now ACP Emmanuel Anene Ogbuanya and Sixteen(16) Chief  Superintendents of Police(CSPS). Among other officers decorated today 31/12/2020 by the Commissioner of Police *CP John B.Abang,fdc* include, CSP Haruna Mohammed(Command PPRO)CSP Asadu Uchechukwu(DPO Neni Division)CSP Mairiga Salihu Ibrahim(Admin officer 29PMF Awka and CSP Frank Omeru(Personal

Metuh Jets out to UK for Medical Treatment

Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has departed the country for medical treatment of his protracted spinal cord ailment. The former PDP spokesman was sighted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday evening on crutches, accompanied by some family members and close associates. Reprieve came to Metuh following December 16, Appeal Court judgement annulling his conviction by Justice Okon Abang on the grounds of bias, consequent upon which Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Federal High Court, on December 24, granted him bail, and ordered the release of his international passport for a period of 45 days to travel within and outside the jurisdiction of the court. It would be recalled that Justice Abang had rejected several applications by Metuh to travel for medical treatment. At some point, the trial Judge ruled against receiving any medical report from any hospital or doctor in Nigeria and Metuh was brought to court

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah celebrates with Emeka Agbanari as he bags Lord Mayor title

Anambra South Senator and Convener of Anambra Progressives and Development Union ( APDA), Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah was at Nnobi yesterday to celebrate with the Chief Executive Officer of SEAMAN Group over the conferment of Lord Mayor title on him by the Abalukwu Elites Forum. Speaking briefly at the event, Senator Ubah who was the special guest of honour, described the title received by the SEAMAN boss as an honour well deserved.  The Prince of the Senate and Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District , Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah who was accompanied to the event by the Diaspora Chairman of Anambra Progressives And Development Union (APDA),Barrister Peter Nwosu further commended Chief Agbanari who is also a frontline  progressive member for his efforts towards the promotion of the  wellbeing of the people. Senator Ubah also took out time to  appreciate  him specially  for his selfless contributions towards the actualization of the visions of the Anambra Progressives And Develop

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah celebrate with Ọhaneze VP as he gives out daughter in marriage

The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District and National Leader of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah was in Oraukwu yesterday  to celebrate with the Vice-President General of Ọhaneze Ndị Igbo Worldwide, Chief Charles Odunukwe popularly known as Chardon who gave out his daughter in marriage. In his remarks at the traditional marriage ceremony which took place at Chief Odunukwe's home at Ibenabo village of Oraukwu in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, the YPP National Leader prayed God to grant the new couple a happy and peaceful  home. He also asked God to grant them more wisdom and understanding as they move into the big stage of life. Responding, Chief Odunukwe thanked the Senator and other attendees for honoring his invitation. He also prayed God to grant the new couple abundant wisdom and a peaceful home.  Other dignitaries at the massively attended event yesterday include the  Managing Director of National Inland Wate

Ndiakwu Otolo Nnewi Ultra Modern Hall, opens 31st December 2020.

The National President of Ndiakwu Otolo Nnewi, Hon Jude Osumouh has restated the readiness of his community to officially open its ultra modern hall and event complex on the 31st of December 2020. He made this known yesterday, while interacting with newsmen at his office. He went down memory lane to recount the exploits Ndiakwu Otolo Nnewi community has made in the past in Nnewi, stressing that his community have also led the way for others to follow. He said as pacesetters, his community in 1973 established the first vigilante group in Nnewi to combat crime. He said that was possible because of the unite of purpose which has been the benchmark of his community. He however commended the efforts of Chief John Anya(Omeifeukwu Nnewi) a man he described as a high spirited individual, who used his personal resources to sponsor the activities of Ndiakwu Otolo community from 1970 till the period he handed over power. He went on to state the fact that it was Chief John Anya that created all th

2023 Presidency: Ndigbo should put their house in order- George Moghalu

The Managing Director (MD) of National Inland Water Ways (NIWA) Chief George Moghalu has called on Ndigbo to work hard in their bid towards ascending the presidency, in 2023. Chief Moghalu made this known in an interactive session with newsmen at his country home in Nnewi. He said that the need to work hard has become imperative because power is not given, rather power is taken. He said since the inception of democracy in Nigeria that Igbo's have not ascended the presidency, stressing that, there is need for Ndigbo to sit down and get organized for the Igbo presidency project. “Every zone wants to have the presidency, for me, I will like the Nigerian president to come from Nnewi, possibly from my family, because of the positive impact it will have on the community. “But the truth is that we are not talking about president of Igbo nation,  but a Nigerian President who will be from Igbo extraction. If we fully realize the enormity of the project, we have to put our house in order so


The Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act 2017 was enacted precisely on the 29th of December 2017. It provides for compulsory treatment and care for gunshot victims. The Act stipulates that persons with gunshot wounds are to be received for immediate and adequate treatment by any hospital in Nigeria with or without initial monetary deposit and also without a Police report. The law however states that, It shall be the duty of any hospital that receives or accepts any person with a gunshot wound to report the fact to the nearest police station within two (2) hours of commencement of treatment. And upon receipt of the aforesaid report, the Police shall immediately commence investigation with a view to determining the circumstances under which the person was shot.The Police may not receive any person with gunshot wounds from the hospital for the purposes of investigation unless and until the Chief Medical Director of the hospital certifies him fit and no longer in dire n

Army kill 38 bandits, recover arms in Zamfara, Katsina forests – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has disclosed that the Troops of the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has killed scores of armed bandits in separate operations conducted in Katsina and Zamfara States. This was stated in a press statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Major General John Eneche Gen Eneche said that the operations in Katsina State included an airstrike executed on Tuesday after intelligence reports indicated that a group of bandits, armed with high calibre weapons, had rustled some cattle and attacked commuters along the Batsari-Jibia Road. He said that the bandits who were reportedly retreating with the stolen livestock towards Garin Labo, were tracked and located by a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack helicopter, as they were heading towards Runka Forest. According to him, “the helicopter unleashed a heavy barrage of rocket fire on the bandits, killing no fewer than 21 of them, as later confirmed by Human Inte

Four Houses Destroyed in Anambra Community Crisis, Indigenes Beg Obiano to Intervene

At least four houses have been destroyed in Nawfia community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State following crisis allegedly instigated by some influential members of the community. Indigenes of the community have called on the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano and the commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang to investigate the crisis, with a view to meting appropriate punishment to those behind it. Mr Chibuzor Onwujekwe, a member of the community whose house was invaded and destroyed said the destruction was carried out by some youths in the village who were being sponsored, and that the intention of the invaders was to kills him, but luckily, he was away from home on the day of the invasion. “They destroyed my house totally and looted everything in it. Since then, I have been moving from one hotel to the other. I am not the only one affected, there are other indigenes, whose houses were also destroyed by the hoodlums. “We are begging governor Obiano to wade into the matte

I will publish names of Imo workers and pensioners for clarification, Uzodimma assures

The Governor of IMO state, Hope Uzodimma  has said that he will publish in the newspapers by January 2, 2020, details of all Imo workers and pensioners who have passed the automation process and have been receiving their entitlements till date so that those still in doubt will know how serious the government is with the automation. He said he has a covenant with God to sincerely serve the people of Imo State and that he will be committed to the promise throughout his tenure. Governor Uzodimma made this known during his Christmas Day Church service at his home Church, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Omuma, in Oru East local government area. He recalled the events that brought him into politics, the contest for governorship of Imo State and the reclaiming of his mandate at the Supreme Court, noting that “the people of Omuma have many reasons to be grateful to God for making one of their own governor of the state.” He however vowed not to owe any worker or pensioner in the state or local go


The bill which was presented to the state house of Assembly by the Governor as the 2021 budget last week has undergone the legislative processes and ready for his assent. Presenting the bill to the Governor for his assent The Speaker Rt Hon. Paul Emeziem alongside his deputy, the majority leader and another house of assembly members assured the Governor of doing thorough work and restated the integrity of the house in ensuring that the budget was not padded and devoid of irregularities. Gov. Hope Uzodimma appreciated the house for taking their time to address every critical issue raised in the budget and promised that very soon the budget will become more visible in every sector of the state. He added that his administration will not condone any act of financial recklessness and impropriety by any government official or agency and that anyone or office that is found wanting must answer for it. He further encouraged the smooth relationship between the Executive and the legislature in th

Hon Charles Nwonye Calls For Synergy & Continuity In Uruagu ...... Says Uruagu Is Not For Sale

The Present President General of Uruagu community in Town Union has called for synergy and continuity in the administration of Uruagu community in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra state.  He made this call while interacting with newsmen at his office recently. Hon. Charles Nwonye emphasized that  he is interested in contesting for the plump job in Uruagu community, which he has managed for over 4 years now and to God be the glory that he has performed beyond people's expectations in bringing about the needed developmental change in the community He opined that Uruagu Nnewi Community is not for sale and asked those clamouring for him to step down as enemies of the community. He stressed that his administration in Uruagu Nnewi community has witnessed tremendous development and therefore called on members of the community to support his bid to re election to enable him complete the projects he has started in the community. He however stressed that Uruagu Nnewi community is not for  sales an

Seyi Makinde shocks Asiwaju Tinubu, Says Nigeria Does Not Need Yoruba Presidency Now

The Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has said Nigerians need adequate security and restructuring of the country much more than who occupies the presidency in 2023. The governor, berated  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who has started running around the country because of his presidential ambition. Makinde, in a statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, was quoted to have spoken in Ibadan at the handover of  33 operational vehicles and  396 motorcycles to the Oyo State Security Agency, popularly known as Operation  Amotekun. Makinde said, “I have heard some of our political leaders jostling around and saying they want to become the president of Nigeria in 2023. “I think what we need at this stage is to secure our people and restructure Nigeria. It does not matter who is the president in Abuja. In a restructured Nigeria, every corner of the country will feel the impact of government. That is what we need. “May God protect those running around for presidency till 2022. By t

Igbo Cause Remains My Priority Senator Dr Ifeanyi Ubah

The Distinguished Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, and Founder of the pan igbo socio-cultural organization, Afaigboefuna Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah on Sunday, reiterated his commitment towards the  advancement of the Igbo economy and promoting the norms and values of the Igbo Nation. The Distinguished  Senator made this known while addressing members of the Afaigboefuna group during their 2020 end of year party at Emmaus House Complex Awka. According to Senator Ubah, the advancement of the economy of the Igbo nation remains a task that must be accomplished. He  thanked the group members for their efforts towards promoting the norms and values of the Igbo nation and reassured the people that they will continue to get his backing and support. He also donated four million naira in support of the group's activities. Responding, the pro Igbo Welfare Organisation  through its state Coordinator, Hon. Mba Mba Iloka thanked the Senator for his selfless contribution

UDHR: HURIDE charges African leaders to respect citizens' rights.

African leaders have been called upon to begin to respect the fundamental rights of their citizens to halt the increasing human rights abuses by leaders in the continent. In the same vein rights activists have been challenged to rise up to the ocassion of rights abuses in the continent so as to build a society where rule of law and constitutional democracy truely obtains. The Executive Director, Human Rights,  Liberty Access and Peace Defenders'Foundation ( HURIDE), Dede Uzor A. Uzor,  made the call Thursday while addressing the press to mark this year's Universal  Declaration ofHuman and People's Rights (UDHR). Dede Uzor lamented that activists have slacked back in pursuit of people's fundamental rights because there is no more funding from abroad. "But people should understand activism . Most times  money is involved in our activities. Infact,  everything in activism  lies on funding. Without funding it is difficult to carry out any serious programme. Here nobody

Agboedo United Market Holds End Of Year Prayer Summit.

....Doles Alms To The Less Privileged In line with its yearly doctrine of organizing an end of year prayer meeting, for traders in Agboedo United market nnewi, a tradition that is over 20 years now.  The Hon. Joe Enuma's administration in keeping faith with the tradition of the market extended a hand of fellowship to the less privileged, especially the physically challenged who came from all walks of life to be part of the event. While interacting with newsmen, Hon. Joe Enuma stated that the prayer summit was organized to thank God for his love and compassion to them in the market. He restated the fact that the prayer summit is an annual event spanning over 20 years, and they instituted the aspect of giving alms to the less privileged as a way of also thanking God for making it possible for them to trade without hitches. He thanked the government of Chief Willie Obiano for creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state and called on well meaning individuals

Yakubu assumes office as INEC Chairman

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Thursday assumed office for a second term as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. Yakubu had arrived to a rousing reception by INEC headquarters staff and guests at about 11:20 am and went into a closed-door session with the national commissioners. Thereafter, at a brief ceremony to formally take over affairs of the commission, Yakubu pledged to discharge his mandate without bias. He said he had steadily strengthened the institutional capacity of INEC to carry on with its mandate even in the absence of a Chairman. Before handing over the reins of leadership, Muazu congratulated Prof. Yakubu on his reappointment. He explained how the commission had carried on for the past month and said invaluable lessons were learned from the conduct last weekend’s bye-elections. According to Muazu, INEC was confronted with several challenges, especially security during the bye-elections, lamenting the loss of six police personnel who drowned in Bayelsa Stat

Israel unveils parts of Herod’s palace buried by Judean king

Israeli authorities are set to unveil previously off-limits structures within King Herod’s palace-fortress Herodium, which the tyrannical Roman-era leader interred as his enormous burial plot. Herodium, a hugely popular tourism destination, is near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank but falls in an area where Israel exercises full military and civilian control. Archaeologists say Herod decided towards the end of his life to bury his palace, using ground from below the hill it was perched upon, until the outline of the structure was no longer visible. Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority plans to open the revamped site on Sunday, allowing visitors to see for the first time Herodium’s arched stairway, foyer and private theatre. The Judean desert complex was built by the Roman-appointed king known both for his brutality and the magnificent structures built during his reign over Judea from 37 to 4 BC. The hilltop palace, its main entrance facing Jerusalem, was Herod’s favourite. It was

Crude oil remittance: Court upholds $1.7bn arbitral award in favour of NPDC

The Federal High Court in Lagos has upheld a landmark $1.7billion arbitral award in favour of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Co. (NPDC) Ltd against the Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nig. Ltd and Atlantic Energy Brass Development Ltd. Justice A. Faji dismissed Atlantic Energy’s application to set aside the Arbitral Award of March 5, 2020. Justice A. Faji dismissed Atlantic Energy’s application to set aside the Arbitral Award of March 5, 2020. He upheld the submissions of NPDC lead counsel Prof Fabian Ajogwu SAN and granted orders recognising the $1.7bn Arbitral Award as well as for leave to enforce same as a judgment of the Federal High Court. The landmark decision upholds one of the single largest Awards ever in a Nigerian Arbitration. Sometime in August 2015, Atlantic Energy, through its lawyer, T. Fagbohunlu SAN, took the NNPC to arbitration for alleged breach of contract. NPDC in response, filed a counter-claim for funds due to the Federal Government on account of crud

We have reduced cost of data by 50% ― Pantami

The Minister of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says the administration has reduced the current cost of data by 50%. The Minister who revealed this in a statement on Thursday explained that the reduction was made possible in line with his directives to the service providers through the industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC. According to a statement from the Minister, this followed measures put in place by the Ministry to significantly reduce the average cost of data at an incremental rate.   He explained the average cost of 1GB data was reduced from N1,000 cost of January 2020 to N487.18 in November 2021. This, the statement explained was based on a report by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) submitted to the Minister following the implementation of the directives.   The Minister had inaugurated a committee that developed the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (2020-2025) on the 16th of D

Pension Fund Trial: Maina slumps in court

The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, who is facing money laundering charges, on Thursday, collapsed before trial Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja. Maina slumped shortly after the court resumed proceedings in the 12-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and his firm, Common Input Property and Investment Limited. Maina had on Wednesday after the EFCC closed its case with nine witnesses, secured permission of the court to enter a no-case-submission to the charges against him. However, when the case was called on Thursday, Maina’s lawyer, Mr. Anayo Adibe, told the court that his client would not be able to proceed with his application. Abide said he was unable to prepare the no-case-submission owing to the fact that he was not availed with records of proceedings of the court in the matter. The defence lawyer was about to make further submission when his client, Maina, s

Engr Chris Azubuogu Fourth Free Medical Outreach brings succour to the masses.

In his keeping with his promise to ensure a healthy society, Hon Engr Chris Azubuogu, the member representing Nnewi Federal Constituency has Flagged off its 4th Free Medical Outreach in conjunction with Doctors on the move and four health centres in his constituency. The lawmaker said, he initiated the annual health outreach in partnership with Doctors on the move and health institutions in order to tackle the health needs of his constituents, who ordinarily, could not afford the cost of surgeries and other medical expenses.  Azubogu, who spoke yesterday when he visited some health facilities in Nnewi, Ozubulu, Ukpor and Amichi, all in his constituency, said the health status of poor people in his constituency was the force behind the free medical outreach; as against popular speculations that it was his ambition for 2021 governorship election, that is driving the good gestures of his. “People have been saying that the ongoing free medical outreach in my constituency is a campaign stra

The New YPP, The Advent Of A Green Era In The Political Landscape Of Nigeria

A few days ago,  the YPP had a Special National Convention in Abuja where it added green leaves to its symbol and logo and also approved a few other positions notable amongst which is  a position on the National Working Committee for an office of an adviser incharge of matters affecting the  disabled members of the society.  Last Saturday's event  went  down in the history books as the first time a political party would build its ideologies on how to rescue Nigeria from  the gutters where bad leadership dumped it. The colour green in the Holy book  is associated with everlasting life , growth, and fertility. It also signifies fruitfulness. Green Leaves depict hope , renewal and revival. A cursory look at the historical significance of our National Flag as designed by Pa Michael Taiwo Akinkumi also shows that the green stripes represents the wealth in the country. Our Nation, Nigeria  is filled with abundant human and natural resources and has the deficit of good leadership as the m

Court Remands Ali Ndume in Prison Custody.

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered Sen. Ali Ndume be remanded in Kuje Prison following Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT)’s refusal to appear for his trial. Justice Okon Abang gave the order when Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, failed to file a formal application to show cause why he should not forfeit the bail bond of N500 million deposed to,  on May 5th to stand as surety for Maina.   The EFCC’s Lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, had, on Nov. 18, asked the court to make an order for the lawmaker to forfeit the bail bond since Maina, who he stood as surety for, had jumped bail.   Abubakar also asked the court to revoke Maina’s bail and issue a warrant of arrest on him.   Although the court granted the applications by the EFCC on Maina, it gave Ndume an opportunity to appear with his legal representation and adjourned until Nov. 23.

Abaribe Lied,PMB Media Aide Insists, names Igbo's in Buhari's Cabinet

The Buhari Media Organization has branded Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe a ‘liar’ for claiming that only one Igbo man works in Aso-rock during a live interview on Channels TV a few days ago. The group, in a statement made available to the press, described Abaribe’s comments as a ’tissue of lies’, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari has several aides of Igbo origin in his cabinet. The group stated that, “His further attempt to give the impression that President Muhammadu Buhari has not done anything for that region is quite laughable and ridiculous, given the realities on ground”. The press release, signed by the group’s Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, stressed that Senator Abaribe ended up making himself look silly by suggesting that the only personal aide of the President from the region is ‘only’ a photographer. “It beggars belief that an opposition Senator who has been in the corridors of powers since 1999 could knowingly seek to hoodwink Nigerians with a false n


Six people killed and eleven injured in a fatal crash involving a mini white  bus belonging to CDO transport Company with registration number BGT 313  XA and a white truck without a registration number recorded at 1710hrs this evening 22nd November, 2020 at Niwelle Junction along Nteje - Onitsha express way. Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the crash occurred as a result of excessive speeding leading to loss of control of the bus and crashing eventually. A total of seventeen (17) people (11) Male adults and (6) female adults were involved in the Crash. Eleven (11) male adults who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to Iyi - Ene Hospital Ogidi by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command who deposited Corpses of the dead victims at the Mogue after Doctor's confirmation. Road obstruction is being cleared to ensure free flow of traffic. The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State *CC* *Andrew A *Kumapayi* sends his condolences to the deceased f