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The founder of the foremost Igbo socio cultural organisation, AfaIgboEfuna Worldwide, and Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has urged women to take charge of their destinies and play active roles in politics as Afaigboefuna Women Wing holds summit to reduce political apathy. Senator, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah on Friday, called on Nigerian women to rise up and join hands with the youths in Nigeria towards driving a status quo change to the current state of affairs, by actively participating in politics.  Senator Ubah who is also the National Leader of Young Progressive Party (YPP), made the call while speaking in a summit organized by the women wing of Afaigboefuna, a socio-cultural organization championing the promotion, of norms and values of Ndi Igbo. Senator Ubah in his speech, gave accolades to the women for holding the summit, aimed at boosting the political consciousness in womenfolk, thereby reducing political apathy among the

ASUU, FG Meeting Ends In Deadlock, Strike continues

The hopes raised by the renewed discussions by the FG and ASSU over the strike embarked upon by ASSU to press for better working conditions has hit the rocks. The  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike will continue after a meeting between the  group and FG ended in another stalemate.  The closed-door meeting which was held on Wednesday at the conference room of the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja lasted for five hours, could not resolve the pressing demands of the group.  In his opening remarks, the Minister, Chris Ngige said the Federal Government sees the meeting as a top priority as concerted efforts were being made to ensure that Universities reopen as soon as possible. The ASUU delegation led by its chairman, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi however, insisted that lecturers will not register on the Government Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), but would prefer the platform of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution when i

Awkuzu SARS Killed My Son Affter Collecting N500,000 Bail Fee; Aged Mother Cries Out

A 75-year-old woman, Mrs Nkiruka Ugochukwu, from Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra, has  claimed that operatives of Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS in Awkuzu, Anambra State, killed her son after collecting collecting N500,000 from the family. She told Nigerian Notch that operatives of SARS cut her son's life short, and maimed her entire family by murdering her son, Chimezie, who she said, was the family's breadwinner. "Operatives of SARS in Awkuzu, murdered my 32-year-old son, about one weeks after coming back from his base in Angola. He was a successful businessman based in Angola. It happened that sometime in June, 2016, I fell sick, and was hospitalised. So, in July, he came back to Nigeria to see me, and to pay off my bills, and also see his wife that resided in Asaba, Delta State. "My son, Chimezie's journey to the land of the unknown started in a certain Monday, in the month of July, 2016. On this fateful day, Chimezie and his wife, who

Time has come for the Youths to take over the realms of Power in Nigeria.

By Chigozie Igbo Jr. The events of last two weeks, has further opened the eyes of many Nigerian youths on the need for us, the youths to retrospect on why we must no longer fold our hands and watch our country slide further into bad leadership, the very reason the structures of government fail by the day to deliver the needed leadership, to our great country Nigeria. I was so ashamed, to see how mindless and wicked some state governments are, especially on how they handled the covid19 palliatives, meant for the very poor, in the midst of hunger and starvation in the country, while our people were handed crumbs during the lockdown, from politicians, who stocked away palliatives meant for the citizenry for God knows what. We showed Nigerians and the world through the peaceful protests, throughout Nigeria, that we are able and ready to take over the realms of power, and we can't wait any further. In the coming days, Nigerian youths will agreed together in love and oneness, that in 202

#EndSARS: Hon. Azubogu Condemns Violence, Destructions In Anambra; Urges Urgent Action

#EndSARS protests escalate in most parts of Nigeria, with killings and destruction, especially the recent mayhem in Nnewi  and its environ, where police officers were killed and stations burnt, the member representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chris Emeka Azubogu, has has called on government at all levels, as well as relevant stakeholders to address the growing trend, before it would go out of hand. He also called on the federal government to look into the demands raised by protesters. Speaking to Nigerian Notch, yesterday, in Nnewi, Azubogu bemoaned the spate of violence that erupted in parts of Anambra State, which he said, regrettably led to loss of lives and destruction of properties in the affected areas, including parts of the federal constituency he represents. The federal lawmaker, who likened the reported destruction of lives and properties by citizens, to "someone destroying his home in exhibition of

PROTESTS: Catholic Priest Mobilises Youths To Clean-Up Onitsha; Calls For Calm The Spiritual Director of the Holy Ghost

  Adoration Ministry, Uke, Anambra State, Rev. Fr. Obimma Emmanuel, yesterday, mobilised youths to clean-up rubbish left in the streets and major roads of Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, as a result of burn-fire made by #EndSARS protesters. The Catholic priest, who personally joined in the clean-up exercise, also made available refuse disposal truck and his personal vehicle to help evacuate the rubbish. Speaking during the exercise, Fr. Obimma, popularly known as Ebube Muonso, called on the protesters to cease fire, in order to protect lives and property. He said: "Nigerians, who are angry as a result of bad governance and systemic failure took to the streets to express their disappointment and anger. They have expressed their displeasure loud and clear. "Mr. President and the south east governors have also addressed the protesting citizens, and have reiterated their readiness and willingness to address demands raised in the course of the protests. "So, we

Horror In Anambra As Protesters Attack Police Divisions, Kill DPO, DCO

 T here was tension in Anambra State yesterday afternoon, as #EndSARS protesters stormed police divisions in Orsumenyi, Amichi and Ukpor; all in Nnewi South Local Government Area of the state, setting the stations on fire and killing the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of Orsumenyi Division, Mr. Akoan, and the Divisional Crime Officer, DCO, of the same station, whose name was not ascertained. Nigerian Notch gathered that protesters defiled Governor Willie Obiano's curfew order to perpetrate the act. President General of Orsumenyi Development Union, Mr Victor Ojiego, confirmed the development to our reporter.  He said: "We were able to defend our community on Thursday, October 22, when we heard that the protesters intended to attack our police station. We never wanted to have such experience in our community, because, the community will still raise money to build it, if it is brunt, not government. "They took us unawares when they came today (Friday) and attacked the polic