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2020 World Environment Day, Targets Unsustainable Human Activities Reduction, Says Imo Commissioner for Environment  The Imo State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Ikechukwu Njoku, has hinted that this year's world environment day, primarily targets the reduction of unsustainable human activities with negative effects on the environment.  Dr Njoku disclosed this recently, while speaking to newsmen on the factors that could guarantee a sustainable human environment. He pointed out that the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is a leading voice on the environment, which provides and encourages partnership in caring for nature by inspiring  and enabling nations to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. He noted that the  theme of this year's world environment day is "Biodiversity ", adding that the day is being marked by over 143 countries of the world. The Commissioner further disclosed that the consumable food, the air a

Ozigbo, the Joshua that will take Anambra to the Promised Land

Valentine Ozigbo If a man's heart and (capabilities) were to be known by the construction of his face, then a lot of people would likely not reckon with Mr Valentine Ozigbo, immediate past President/Chief Executive Officer of the country's humongous Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp). But a closer look by the discerning would however reveal a deep thinker, an innovator and a man determined to change his environment. Ozigbo easily takes after Peter Obi in looks. Many misjudged Obi upon his arrival to the Anambra scene about 18 years ago, given his "innocent" looks. What followed is however history as Obi went on to set many records, all positive. Ozigbo has a rich history, transforming Nigeria’s foremost hotel, Transcorp Hilton Abuja into what it is today, and subsequently, moving on to Transcorp to completely transform Nigeria’s leading conglomerate. Before then, he had achieved a lot of incredible feats in his 17 years in banking. His accomplishment

Member Representing Obowo State Constituency, Imo House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibeh Partners Imo OMPAN

The Member representing Obowo State Constituency in Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Kennedy Ibeh has indicated interest to partner Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter to curb fake news. Hon. Ibeh made this known to Members of the association in Owerri on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 when they called on him at his office.  He decried the high level of fake news making rounds in society especially through the cyberspace adding that something urgent need be done to checkmate the system for a better society with credible information.  The Hon. Member frowned at the activities of journalists who feed the public with false information, stressing that the motive of hunger,  selfish gains which seemed reasons behind the unprofessional practice need be jettisoned as it has done none any good. "People are crying out because of the damage cyberspace is causing But I don't think they are the intention of the people that created it because anything that has ad

Senator Ekwunife calls on PDP, other political parties to reserve 40% position for women during party congresses

The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife has once again reiterated her call for the involvement of more women in politics. The Senator through a statement on Wednesday, tasked political parties to take the advantage of party congresses to nominate at least 40% of women to the different offices in the party hierarchy, such as: the ward, LGA, State and National levels of the party. Ekwunife who is the Chairman Senate committee on Science and Technology and one of the eight female legislators in Nigeria's upper legislative chamber noted that a more active involvement of women in partisan politics will guarantee that the talent and uniqueness of both genders come to play in advancing Nigeria's political system, an outcome which will place the country on the path of achieving gender parity. While applauding the People's Democratic Party for guaranteeing 35% position for women in its different party hierarchies, from the national to the

Police Arrest Suspected Killer of UniBen 100 Level Student.

The Police in Edo have arrested one person suspected to have been part of the gang that raped and killed a 100-level Microbiology student of UNIBEN, Uwaila Vera Omozuwa. Chairperson of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, confirmed the development on her twitter handle @abikedabiri. Abike Dabiri-Erewa ✔ @abikedabiri  BREAKING Vera Omozuwa: Police arrest suspect linked to murder of UNIBEN student According to the spokesman of Edo Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, the suspect was arrested after the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher she was attacked with was examined.#Justice forum's She hinted the police carried out the arrest through the thumbprint of the suspect on the fire extinguisher with which Omozuwa was attacked. Spokesman of Edo Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the arrest too. He said the suspect was arrested after the fingerprint on the fire extinguisher she was attacked with was examined.

BREAKING! COVID-19: PTF Reduces Nationwide Curfew To 10pm-4am

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has reduced the nationwide curfew from 10pm to 4am. The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced this on Monday at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He said, “Effective from tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the easing of the lockdown will be characterised by the following: The nationwide curfew will remain in place but the timing of this will be reduced to 10pm to 4am. “And just to clarify, the purpose of the curfew is to limit social interactions and, therefore, reduce the risk of transmission of the virus,” he added.

Nnewi North PDP, re- strategize for election victory.

From all indications, it appears the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State is Nnewi North PDP, re- strategize for election victory. From all indications, it appears the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State is going through a leadership cleansing that may shake the party to its very foundation. This development emerged on Sunday, during critical stakeholders meeting in Nnewi which was held at the residence of Hon Tempest Udeze, a strong stakeholder of PDP in Nnewi North LGA. In his opening remarks at the meeting, Chief Eugene Anyanwu Okonkwo, a stakeholder of PDP in the LGA noted that PDP has not won any election in the council area because of the activities of few disgruntled individuals who he said has hijacked the party for their selfish gains.    He stated that Nnewi North remains a strong hold of PDP until the former state Organizing Secretary who claimed to be acting on the instructions