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........ Bars Security Aides from accompanying VIPs and Political appointees on Election Day   In line with efforts at ensuring apt coordination of security arrangements towards a hitch-free election in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State slated to hold on September 19th, 2020, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu NPM mni has deployed DIG Adeleye Olusola Oyabade, mni, Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Research and Planning to supervise the general security arrangement for the election in the State. He will be assisted by an Assistant Inspector General of police, AIG Karma Hosea Hassan psc (++) Assistant Inspector General in charge of Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters Abuja and eight (8) Commissioners of Police.   The DIG, with the assistance of the AIG, will superintend over the entire security architecture and ensure effective monitoring of the election and due enforcement of all electoral laws in the State. Other senior Police Offic

FG yet to approve reopening of schools

The Federal Government says it has not come to a point where it is convinced that schools should be reopened for academic exercise after their closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed  in Abuja on Thursday by the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, at a meeting of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 with the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee (NTLC) on National Primary Health. Presided over by the Minister of Information and Culture on behalf of the Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the meeting was to seek the support of the traditional rulers towards preventing community spread of COVID-19 NAN reports.. Responding to a question from Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar, on school reopening, Nwajiuba said the federal government is still evaluating the situation. “At the moment, we have not come to the point where we can say we are convinced that schools can manage themselves and

NUC Approves Take-off of Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

The Nigerian University Commission (NUC) has approved the take off of the Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in October this year. The approval underscores the efforts which the Imo State government ably led by Governor Hope Uzodimma has made towards the establishment of a second university for the state. It will recalled that recently, the NUC panel was in Imo State to carry out the necessary verification exercises on the state facilities, human and physical infrastructures. It is however, cheery news to Ndi Imo, at the end of the weekly Executive Council Meeting at Government House, Owerri presided over by Governor Uzodimma, that approval have been gotten for the formal take off, of the University of Agriculture and Environmental sciences Umuagwo, Imo state. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy,   Declan Emelumba flanked by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Bernard Ikegwuoha, Commissioner for Health Dr. Damaris Osunkwo and the Chief Press Secr


By Prince MacDonald Enwere In Igbo cosmology, the word "Iseee" is a definite symbolic word as revealed through the Igbo language and culture.  In Igbo tradition, anytime a prayer is offered , the attendants who would want the fulfilment of the prayer by the ancestors will unanimously chorus and affirm the prayer by saying "Iseee"  During breaking of kolanuts , when the person breaking the kola mention the good wishes and expectations of the people from God, the people will unanimously affirm by chorusing "Iseeee!. During libation sacrament, after pouring libation and offering of prayers to the ancestors the people will also affirm by saying"Iseee!"  During breaking of kolanuts or libation sacrament, everyone points his fingers or 'Ofo' to the ground. This proves that the spontaneity of the unanimous drama is a clear indication that"Iseee" is associated with the soil which is represented in the mystic concept as the primordial god. Nu

Hon Frank Ibezim gains ground as APC Imo await INEC List For Imo North Senatorial Election.

The APC Senatorial Candidate for the forth coming IMO North senatorial bye election, Hon. Frank Ibezim has continued to bask in the glory of his recent victory at the primaries. Hon. Frank Ibezim had on the 4th of September 2020, in a keenly contested election won with a wide margin of 13,637 votes to beat other contestants in the primaries. Despite the fact that there were results from other quarters claiming victory to the said election, which though they conducted at places unknown to the party in Imo state, the APC, National Caretaker Committee has since described there elections as a sham.  However, the recent visit of Hon. Frank Ibezim, to the former Senate President, H.E Senator Ken Nnamani, Prince Nlemigbo, the recognized state Chairman of APC and former Deputy Governor H.E Prince Eze Madumere and an APC stalwart,Hon Chidi Nwogu, has further proved that he has the endorsement of the party at the National and state level, which leaves no one in doubt where the pendulum will swin

SERAP condemns arbitrary electricity tariff, fuel price hike.

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “the patently unfair and arbitrary hike in electricity tariff and fuel price by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is unjust to many people living in extreme poverty, and entirely incompatible with the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 [as amended] and the country’s international human rights obligations.” Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP deputy director said in a statement today: “The hike will endanger lives and increase inequality and poverty exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. SERAP will challenge this travesty in court if the Federal Government does not immediately drop these retrogressive measures against the Nigerian people.” “Specifically, the increase in electricity tariff and fuel price clearly violates Nigeria’s obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to which the country is a state party,  not to take ‘deliberately retrogressive measures’ unless there

Army Describes Imo As Friendly State,Commends Uzodinma.

The Leadership of the Nigerian Army has described Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State as a peace and loving governor whose support to the Nigerian Army is unwavering. The Chief of Army State, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai made the assertion on Monday when the leadership of the Nigerian Army paid a courtesy call on Governor Uzodimma ahead of the opening ceremony of Regimental Sergeant Major Convention 2020 holding in Owerri, the Imo State Capital. Represented by the Army Chief of Policy and Plan, Lt. Gen. L. O. Adeosun, the Army leadership said they were in Government House, Owerri as “mark of respect” for Governor Uzodimma, and in appreciation of all the support he has shown to the Army in Imo State, since he became Governor. The Army leadership also  commended the good people of Imo State under Governor Uzodimma’s watch, describing Imo as “a friendly State to the Nigerian Army.” Lt. Gen. Adeosun, however stressed that the event which brought the Army to Imo is not the first and that