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Suspended Monarchs Disown Obi Of Onitsha As Chairman traditional rulers’ council.

Twelve Anambra traditional rulers who were suspended by Governor Willie Obiano for travelling to Abuja to see President Muhammadu Buhari have rejected Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, as chairman of Anambra state traditional rulers’ council. The traditional rulers who met with Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff to President Buhari, on behalf of PMB, said they do not consider Igwe Achebe as their chairman as his tenure had long expired. They include: Igwe Alex Edozieuno (Mkpunando), Igwe Mark-Anthony Okonkwo (Alor), Igwe Chukuwma Orji (Ezinifite); Igwe G.B.C Mbakwe (Abacha); Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo (Nawfia), Igwe Nkeli Nelly (Igbarim), Igwe Anthony Onyekwere (Owelle); Igwe A. N. Onwuneme (Ikenga); Ikechukwu Chidubem (Umumbo); Igwe S. O. Uche (Ezira); Igwe Emeka Ilouno (Ifitedunu) and Igwe Peter Ikegbunem Udoji (Eziagulu). Addressing a press conference in Abuja, Igwe Chijoke Nwankwo of Nawfia, said: “It is also a fact that the tenure of the chairman of the Council Igwe Achebe had ear


....Insists on outcome of the August 2nd Virtual election. Twenty delegates and members of Anambra state football Association Elective Congress, who are the constitutional delegates have met in Awka, the Anambra state capital on thursday with a promise to remain united in their resolve to stand by the outcome of the August 2nd Virtual election that returned incumbent chairman, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah for a second term in office. The meeting which was summoned by the acting secretary Emeka Rapheal, was to drive home the importance of following the right processes and there constitutional rights, as delegates. The meeting had in attendance congressmen representing the various zonal football bodies, referees and coaches among other football associations. Rising from the meeting, the elective congress which is the highest decision making body of the State Football Association  resolved as follows 1. That the election of Monday August 2 was done in accordance with all the laid down

Gov Obiano suspends 12 Traditional Rulers in Anambra

Anambra State Government has Suspended the Igweship Certificates Of 12 Traditional Rulers For A Period Of One Year. This is coming at the heels of the imbroglio between the Governor and these traditional rulers who are said to be at daggers drawn with the state government. A circular from the  Commissioner for Local Government Chieftaincy matters, Mr Greg Obi which made available to Nigerian Notch, said the twelve traditional rulers traveled outside the state without consultation or authorization from the state government an act seen as diversionary with the intent to cause disaffection in the state. The circular titled “Suspension of Twelve (12) Traditional Rulers in Anambra State,” dated Tuesday August 11, 2020, listed the affected traditional rulers as follows – 1. Igwe Alex Edozieuno of Mkpunando 2. Igwe Mark Anthony Okonkwo of Alor 3. Igwe Chukuwma Bob Vincent Orji of Ezinifite 4. Igwe Engr G.B.C Mbakwe of Abacha 5. Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo of Nawfia 6. Igwe Nkeli Nelly of Igbariam 7

Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday on suspicion of breaching the new national security law, local media reported.  Lai was arrested on suspicion of breaching the new law, according to local broadcaster RTHK and SCMP. Hong Kong police confirmed on Twitter that seven people aged 39 to 72 were arrested on suspicion of breaches of the national security law, but did not confirm their names.  The suspected offences include collusion with a foreign country, police said, adding that an investigation was underway. Lai is the owner of pan-democratic tabloid Apple Daily and a prominent pro-democracy figure. Apple Daily posted footage on social media of dozens of police officers entering the Next Media Building, the newspaper’s headquarters, with images showing police searching floors of newsdesks. Steve Li, the chief superintendent of the national security law, was seen in live footage filmed by Apple Daily staff at the scene. The national security law imposed on Hong Kong by Bei

Opera launches Opera For Business, announces new partnership with Google

................. New offering will help 40 million small and medium sized businesses in Nigeria improve their online presence. Opera Limited (NASDAQ: OPRA), one of the world’s major browser providers and leader in AI-driven content delivery, is extending its offering to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. In 2019 Opera launched OLeads, a lead generation platform, and OList, an online marketplace for local merchants. Today hundreds of thousands of local merchants and businesses have already been onboarded and remain active on these platforms, allowing them to establish an online presence and connect with the quickly growing internet user base in the country.  With an internet penetration rate of roughly 47% in Nigeria, the internet is a perfect space for Nigerian businesses to grow and connect with customers across the country. Today, with Opera’s comprehensive new offering, this is becoming even easier. Opera enters partnership with Google My Business for easier onboarding

BREAKING: Ondo Deputy governor officially resigns as PDP member

  …Set to defect to ZLP tomorrow ONDO State Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi has resigned his membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Ajayi according to his Media Adviser, Allen Sowore in a statement in Akure said that Ajayi decision to resign was as a result of the call on him by a majority of the good people of Ondo State to give hope to the hopeless, provide credible and purposeful leadership in our dear State. The deputy governor has, therefore, reassured his teaming supporters to remain focused and committed as he will be announcing his next line of action shortly. Ajayi appreciated the National Leadership and members of the party for their warm reception and acceptance in the short period he rejoined the party. Credits: Vanguard

NDLEA seizes 3,546kg hard drugs, arrests 205 suspects in FCT

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), FCT Command, says it seized 3,546.632 kilograms of hard drugs from January to July. The NDLEA, FCT Commander, Mr Lawan Hamisu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja that the drugs seized comprised Cannabis sativa, Cocaine, Tramadol, Exol, Rophynol and Diazepam in a coordinated operation across the Territory. He said that the operatives of the command within the period also arrested 205 suspects comprising of 180 males and 25 females. He recalled that April and June was the period of lockdown due to COVID-19 as that clearly slow down the level of operations in the FCT. He, however, noted that the agency had been working as much as possible to operate within the safety protocol as directed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). “This is actually what account for the number to be this slightly low but it is still a worrisome development,’’ he said. Hamisu said that

Petroleum tankers drivers begin strike

Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos State have withdrawn their services as directed by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) beginning from Aug. 10.  The state Chairman, NUPENG, Mr Tayo Aboyeji made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. Aboyeji said that the strike began in the early hours of Aug. 10, following negotiation breakdown between the state government and the union. “Although, we met with the state government yesterday night (Aug. 9), yet we could not reach an agreement. “So, only the tanker drivers in Lagos State proceeded with the strike, because the environment is not conducive for tankers to operate,’’ he said. NUPENG had on Aug. 7 directed its members to down tools with effect from Aug. 10. NUPENG’s National President, Mr Williams Akporeha, and General Secretary, Mr Olawale Afolabi had in a joint statement said the directive became necessary due to failure of various authorities in the state to

FG distributes 20,000 cocoa seedlings, inputs to Imo farmers

The  Federal Government in its bid to help cushion the effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has supported smallholder farmers in Imo State with 20,000 Cocoa seedlings and other improved seeds. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in a statement issued by the Director of Information, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, said this on Sunday in Abuja. The minister said the Federal Government was committed to improving  agriculture. Nanono said this during the official roll out ceremony of the distribution  of free agricultural inputs to farmers in Imo State. Nanono added that over 5,000 oil palm sprouted nuts and 1,500 kilogramme of cashew seeds were distributed to the farmers. He stressed that yam farmers through their national association and other cooperative groups would be supported with 20,000 one node vine cuttings and 10,000 foundation seeds of yam and 200 liters of  pathway organic growth enhancer. “Potatoes farmers will benefit from 1,500 bundles of orange fleshed sweet