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Samuel-Mary & Dame Emily Obiyo Foundation which is for charity, has personal protective equipment to indigent men and women in Imo State, especially those from Ikeduru LGA to protect them from the ravages of coronavirus. Other items generously  shared were packs and bags of rice, noodles, beans, salt, etc, all of immense quantity, with high quality. The donation occasion, held Friday May 8, 2020 at Ugiri-ike, Nneise in Ikeduru LGA of Imo State the country home of the president of the foundation Dr. Uzoma Obiyo, witnessed massive attendance and has been adjudged unprecedented. Imo State Governor Senator Hope Uzodimma, speaking on the occasion, lauded the President of the Foundation for his initiation, stating that it complements the state government's efforts very well. Governor Uzodimma, represented by his Special Adviser on Diaspora Affairs Lady Celia Osakwe Gilbert enjoined Imo People to emulate Dr. Obiyo in showing kindness, especially during this difficult season. Th

Breaking: Supreme-Court voids Ex-Gov Kalu’s conviction, 12-year jail term

The Supreme Court, on Friday, quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment. The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by Justice Amina Augie, held that the Federal High Court in Lagos acted without jurisdiction when it convicted Kalu, his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu. It held that trial Justice Mohammed Liman was no longer a judge of the Federal High Court as at the time he sat and delivered the judgement that convicted the defendants for allegedly stealing about N7.1billion from Abia state treasury. According to the Supreme Court, Justice Liman, having been elevated to the Court of Appeal before then, lacked the powers to return to sit as a High Court Judge. It held that the Fiat that was issued to him by the Court of Appeal President pursuant to section 396(7) of the Administration of Criminal Justice

Covid19: Anambra testing centres in the pipeline- Prof Anthony Igwegbe.

The Chief Medical Director of Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital NAUTH, Nnewi has hinted of measures been put in place for NCDC to approve  a standard testing centre in Anambra state, with the option of Awka and Nnewi  viewed as the possible centres. He made this disclosure earlier this week while interacting with newsmen in his office. He stated that the state government, led by Chief Willie Obiano has shown genuine desire to stop the virus from spreading, through the proactive measures put in place to help cut the virus off. He said that the testing centre which is expected must have a biosafety level of at least grade 3, as specified by NCDC. He was happy to note that, the NCDC standard of testing is higher than that of other countries, because the test goes through a rigorous process, which ensures 100% accuracy all the time. He hinted that, NCDC last two weeks visited the Governor of Anambra state, to talk about the modalities of having a testing centre at Chuk

Imo Govt Bursts, Rubber Estate Syndicate

The Imo State government has busted a syndicate running the Imo Rubber Estate which has deprived the state of revenue for over 20 years. It vowed to recover the estate, the biggest in South East Nigeria from these economic saboteurs. The Imo Rubber Estate is located on a large landmass in Emeabiam Community in Owerri West LGA of Imo State. The Estate had been taken over by some unscrupulous persons, who hijacked proceeds of the estate for personal use to the detriment of successive State governments. Recently, a gang that specialized in the stealing of rubber lumps at the estate were arrested and detained by the Police at the Nekede/Ihiagwa Police Station, with a lorry loaded with rubber logs. Conducting journalists round the rubber estate, Imo State Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Hon. Kingsley Ononuju and Special Adviser to the Governor, Gibson Njemanze (Oyiga) expressed dismay on how the area has been run by some  persons without making any returns to the State g

FRCN Presenter still in Kidnappers Den.

The  Good Morning Radio Nigeria, Pacesetter FM, on air presenter , Chinenye Iwuoha,  Kingsley Onyegbule the GM's driver  with Nnamdi Egwuagu of the Engineering unit, who were attacked by gun men, at about 08:50 pm on Monday are still in the Kidnappers Den 72hrs after their kidnap with a ransom of 20 Million being demanded by the Kidnappers to release Chinenye Iwuoha. We gathered that Kingsley onyegbule was shot on the belly and Chinenye Iwuoha was kidnapped, and taken to an unknown destination since then. GM's laptop and phone were also taken. As at Wednesday , the driver has been stable, after undergoing surgery that lasted for about six hours. As at Tuesday morning the Commissioner of Police in Abia said the command has not been informed of the incident .


The special assistant to the Executive Governor of Enugu state, on Special Duties, Prince Emma Efoke has visited the Executive Chairman of Udi local government council, Hon. Ifeanyi Pascal Agu to ascertain progress, on the distribution of covid 19 palliatives to the people of UDI LGA, as a result of the lockdown, by Enugu state government based on the advise by NCDC. Hon. Ifeanyi Agu, used the visit of the special assistant to inform the people of Udi LGA of his post covid 19 plans to reintegrate the people back into the economy, because of the heavy toll, the corona virus pandemic has left the world in. The Chairman stressed that the distribution of palliatives in UDI LGA, is to support the candid effort's of His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on the Palliative Scheme, his government instituted for Ndi Enugu, towards alleviating the difficulties associated with the COVID-19 lockdown, and also way of supporting the needy within and after this trying period. Our corr

Prof Iwu Discovers Cure for COVD-19, Presents Plant-Based Patent to Federal Government

A team of researchers led by Professor of Pharmacognosy from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Maurice Iwu yesterday presented a plant-based patented treatment for COVID-19 to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu. Iwu, who is also the Chief Executive of Bioresources Development Group (BDG), presented the cure to Onu in the presence of Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed H. Abdullahi and Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Mohammed Bello. Iwu had told journalists, “I will be meeting with the Minister of Science and Technology in Abuja to make a presentation of the patented cure. We got a patent since 2015, shortly after the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria for SARS Coronavirus, which is deadlier than COVID-19.” Severely Active Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Coronavirus (SARS Cov-1) is a more lethal form of SARS Cov-2 (COVID-19), which is the newly detected form. An outbreak cause

Nigeria records 245 new coronavirus cases.

Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 2 Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. It added that the number of patients that have died from coronavirus-related complications have increased to 93. It said, “On the 4th of May 2020, 245 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. “Till date, 2, 802 cases have been confirmed, 417 cases have been discharged and 93 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory. “The 245 new cases are reported from 16 states- Lagos(76), Katsina(37), Kano(23), FCT(19), Jigawa(32), Borno(18), Edo(10), Bauchi(9), Adamawa(6) Oyo(5), Ogun(5), Ekiti(1),

Mozambique: Is Cabo Delgado the latest Islamic State outpost?

The Islamic State has been behind the growing wave of violence in northern Mozambique. Video caption The Islamic State has been behind the growing wave of violence in northern Mozambique. A simmering Islamist rebellion in a remote corner of Mozambique has erupted into open warfare in recent weeks, with reports of massacres, beheadings and the brief seizure of two towns in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, writes BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding. The armed men walked calmly through the long grass, skirting past a large white building, seemingly untroubled by the sound of gunfire. Most carried automatic rifles and wore variations of what appeared to be Mozambican army uniforms. A few more shots rang out in the distance and someone shouted "Allahu Akbar" - God is the greatest - as if in reply. The video footage, shot last month on a mobile phone in Muidumbe was powerful new evidence that a murky conflict in the northern-most region of Mozambique has now mo

Jonathan mourns ‘selfless, modest’ Yar’Adua, 10 years after.

Ten years after the death of former President Umar Musa Yar’Adua, his erstwhile vice president and successor, President Goodluck Jonathan, has described him as a “president like no other who lived and died for the sake of Nigeria.” Jonathan, who posted the touching tribute on his Facebook page, said former Yar’Adua stood on the side of the people, adding that he toiled day and night to make Nigerians live better. He wrote; “It has been a decade since His Excellency President Umar Musa Yar’Adua was snatched by the cold hands of death. Rule of Law: In praise of Late Umaru Yar’Adua Atiku: Yar’adua’s administration best in executive-legislative rapport “On this day, every year, his image fills our consciousness as a mark of his selflessness, typical modesty and exceptional flair. “He was a President like no other who lived and died for the sake of his country. “He stood on the side of the people, toiling day and night to make their lives better. “President Yar’Adua built s

COVID-19: BUA group donates 5 ambulances, 20 Hilux vehicles to Kano Govt.

The Chairman of BUA Foundation, Alhaji Abdussamad Rabi’u, on Monday donated five ambulances and 20 Hillux Vans to the Kano Government as his contribution to the containment of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Alhaji Abdulmasad, who is also the Chairman of the BUA Group, was represented by a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Aliyu Hong. Hong who presented the cars to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at Government House in Kano, also commiserated with the government and people of the state over the challenges the state was facing. ”I am representing the Chairman and Founder of the BUA Group. He asked me to commiserate with the Kano State Governor and the people of Kano, over the challenges the state is currently facing. ”He would have been here, but he was held down in Lagos by tight schedules and restriction of movement,” he said. The Chairman said the BUA Foundation would make donation of N2 billion available as soon as a COVID-19 related project tha


In furtherance of his palliative support to families across the 21 Local Government areas in Anambra, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah yesterday, also commenced distribution of palliatives to Ndi Anambra in Lagos and other members of the General public to support families that have been staying at home for weeks following the lockdown in the state. He stated that , sustaining a lockdown requires access to food and a host of other essentials. The lockdown in Lagos State has affected a lot of our people, particularly those who depend on daily commercial activities to survive, he said. During the lockdown, Nigerian Notch gathered, that Senator Ubah reached out to the Governor of Lagos; His Excellency; Babajide Sanwo-Olu who magnanimously gave him 290 bags of rice,750 bags of Garri and 500 cartons of Spaghetti, to which he now added other materials in his personal capacity to augment. He stated that he personally supervised the distribution of these palliatives to the people in Lag