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Okofia Development Union pass vote of no confidence on their PG

The executive members of Okofia Development Union in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra state has passed a vote of no confidence on their President General for what they termed gross misappropriation of funds.  In a letter made available to our correspondent in Nnewi, and signed by 12 executive officers who consist 2/3 majority of Okofia Development Union which translates as well to the general Community are of the view that the gross misappropriation of funds without resolutions from the executive or ratification of the said financial transactions pending is illegal and can no longer be condoled.  The stated that the exclusion and non recognition of women in the leadership of the community is appualling and needs to be addressed, while they bemoaned the exclusion of other executives in running the affairs of the community which led to the incompetence shown by the PG in uniting the NGO Abor quarters.  They therefore asked the President General to honorably resign or justify his actions, while

BNH Estate Petitions Imo State House Of Assembly Over Lands Bought From Host Communities.

Dcn  Chuka Obaego has petitioned Imo State House of Assembly, over his landed property that was demolished  by agents of OCDA after he had paid  millions and started development on the landed property on which he was given receipt for. On the  7th August 2021 Dcn  Chuka got to his land  to find that the agents of OCDA invaded BNH Estate site where constructions have started  and destroyed property's worth over 50 Million Naira  The Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly after  receiving the Petition from the Clerk  referred the matter to IMHA Committee on Housing to go through and get back to the hallowed chambers after 3 Weeks The Eastern Heartland is known as a wonderful and peaceful place where investors can actually do their business unhindered. These agents of OCDA has been very overzealous in carrying out their duties in recent times and should be working in synergy with the good policy of APC Led Shared Prosperity Government This fraudulent antics is discouraging investors fro

Was Nwosu actually kidnapped, Arrested or Karma paying a visit?

  On the 26th day of December, 2021; Mr. Uche Nwosu, A former Chief of staff to Imo former Governor was picked up in his local Church. His followers disturbed the reading public with different narratives and story lines as it regards to the said picking up. Some said that he was kidnapped, others said that he was arrested but in a Gestapo style while the religious ones questioned why it must be in a Church but the bottom line is that he was picked up. To the overtly emotional followers, your principal was arrested after refusing to honor many invitations extended to him by the law enforcement agents a move that warranted him being trailed to his village and finally his place of worship.  I am not holding briefs for the state nor the Federal governments but I believe that the reading public deserves some truths and the records set aright. Ugwumba as he is fondly called must have had an unfinished business with the Law enforcement agents thus his invitation and subsequent arrest but as a


■A CRIMINAL CAN BE ARRESTED ANYWHERE, ANYTIME* Global Association of concerned Imo youths (GACIY) has rejected the petulant, careless, deceitful, and seditious utterances of Sen. Ethelbert Okorocha over the arrest of his son-in-law, Mr. Uche Nwosu. Anayo Okorocha not only had the effrontery to wag his little finger at Ndi Imo just because security operatives whisked away his son in-law, he splashed sewage on the person of Governor Hope Uzodimma in the full glare of national TV cameras, having failed miserably to link the Governor to the intractable travails of his family. If only Anayo enjoyed good counsel, he would have been stopped the second such perverse foolishness began to drip from his lying lips. We know Anayo to be a circus clown but the reprehensible remarks that came from him this afternoon are beneath his stature as a former Governor and portray him as a haunted soul. Why else will Anayo confess in a press conference that his son-in-law was arrested by operatives from the F


Valentine Ozigbo, a Nigerian business mogul and philanthropist, has encouraged Nigerians and the people of Anambra State to show benevolence to the less fortunate in society.  Mr Ozigbo made the call on Saturday, December 25, 2021, in a Christmas message issued from his country home in Amesi, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.     Ozigbo, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, stated that Christmas symbolises the selfless, unconditional, and eternal love of Jesus Christ, which he encouraged everyone to emulate.   "As we mark this year's yuletide celebration, let us spread love, glad tidings, and happiness among one another," Ozigbo, one of Nigeria's most recognisable philanthropists, said.   "I also pray that this year's celebration brings blessings, fulfilled dreams and unlimited joy to you and your households.  Ozigbo further urged Nigerians to stay safe as they go about their Christmas celebrations, wi

Uzodimma: Christmas is period to spread love to neighbours

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has urged Christians to use the period  of Christmas to do some spiritual reflection on the reason for the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ rather than the notion that it is a time for merry making only. He also said those who reduce the Christmas period to just a mere time of merriment based on the mundane things of the world may not know how much they have relegated the essence which includes sharing of love to our neighbours. Governor Uzodimma spoke on Thursday at the 2021 Christmas Carol held at the Government House Chapel Owerri. In a statement by Governor Uzodimma's Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku on the ocassion of Christmas, the Governor urged Imo people and residents to use the season to spread love to their neighbours. The Governor also noted that "there no better time to praise God than now that we are expecting the birth of our Redeemer, our Lord, Jesus Christ." The Governor said: "At this tim


- REJOICE, THERE IS HOPE FOR A PROSPEROUS IMO. The All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo State chapter ably led by Hon  Macdonald K. Ebere, PhD, KSJI, heartily felicitate with the resilient and enterpring people of Imo State on the occasion of the commemoration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. The significance of the season teaches us the virtues of kindness, love, unity, peace, charity and sacrifice, which the life and times of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ epitomizes. As we reflect on the year 2021, we are not unmindful of the unimaginable health and security challenges that bedeviled our dear state in particular and the nation, Nigeria in general, which we have been to overcome through uncommon unity of purpose, love for one another and above all, the grace of God almighty. Our party celebrates the undying and unrelenting Imo spirit demonstrated by our people in the face of these unwarranted provocations, while remaining steadfast in your support to the APC led shared prospe


2019 general election will forever remain fresh in the minds of Imolites, the year God surfaced and manifested himself as the alpha and Omega. An election that saw to the total liberation of Imo State from undue and unjust treatment from people meant to protect her. If there is one thing Imolites will always be grateful for, it's the fact that Rochas Okorocha didn't succeed in installing his son in-law as the Governor of Imo state.  When Hope Uzodimma became the governor 7 months after the election, I was scared seeing those that milked Imo dry all around him. I was very skeptical about the union, little did I know that Hope Uzodimma will never trade Imo state on the altar of temporal political friendship. One may be surprised about the political reunion of Emeka Ihedioha and Rochas okorocha, but am not. It's a reunion that can be best described as reunion of bitter losers. A reunion of one who feels that Sen. Hope Uzodimma took what's meant for him even after erroneous

Electoral Act: Senate makes a U-turn, Fails To Override President’s veto

Despite earlier threat, the Senate on Wednesday failed to override the President’s veto on the 2010 Electoral Act (amendments) Bill 2021. The red chamber made the u-turn when members emerged from a 40-minute closed session. The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, explained after the executive session that the upper chamber had decided to consult with members of the House of Representatives on the matter. He said since the House had gone on recess and the constitution prescribes that both chambers should take a joint decision on the matter, it would be proper for them to wait till January before any action could be taken. Lawan also said the Senate in the closed session agreed that members should consult with their constituencies who are critical stakeholders in the electoral process. The Senate had on Tuesday, adjourned plenary till today (Wednesday), to enable them to override the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the 2010 Electoral Act (amendments) Bill 2021. An

Electoral Bill: Senators go into closed door

  SENATORS have dissolved into a closed-door session to deliberate on the letter of President Muhammadu Buhari and take a position on the withholding of assent to the 2021 Electoral Act Amendment bill. Soon after the Senate resumed plenary Wednesday, the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan at 10.36 called for an Executive session. Apparently out to override President Buhari’s veto on the Electoral Act Amendment bill, the machines at the hallowed Chamber have already been tested to ascertain whether or not they are working and the board showed clearly that the machines are in good order. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday written the Senate and the House of Representatives, withholding assent to the 2021 Electoral Act Amendment bill that was passed by the National Assembly. President Buhari in the letter withheld assent to the bill citing the imposition of Direct primaries as approved by the National Assembly, the National Assembly for picking candidates by political par

APC, Uba appeals FHC judgment; files 8 grounds of appeal over primary in Anambra

... Ask Court to set aside the judgement for lack of merit and jurisdiction ... Insist Ekwo's arrogation of jurisdiction to his court was in error  The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate in the November 6 Anambra governoship election, Senator Andy Uba, have formally filed 8 grounds of appeal against the judgement of an Abuja Federal High Court delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo to the effect that APC had no candidate in the November 6 election.* The appeal filed on 21st December 2021 was predicated on 8 grounds; principal of which was that Justice Ekwo erred in his verdict on APC primary and Andy Uba as the candidate of the party. One of the 8 grounds of appeal dwelt on the issue of lack of territorial jurisdiction by Justice Ekwo’s division of the High Court. There is enough evidence for the appeal to succeed as Justice Ekwo should not have proceeded with the matter in the first place since his court lacked territorial jurisdiction to entertain the matter

DG Hope New Media, Paul Ezeafurukwe Inducted As Medical Doctor

Few days ago, IMSU College of Medicine graduated medical doctors among whom is one of the stunch media gurus of Senator Hope Uzodinma, the DG HOPE NEW MEDIA, Paul EZEAFURUKWE as a Doctor in the media industry. However, it is said that to everything that has a beginning under the sun must definitely have an end. December 17th, 2021 will always remain indelible in the hearts of many as Doctors from Imo State University Owerri after 10 years of their educational pursuit tool the Hippocratic oath. One of such doctors that took the oat and was inducted into the Medical Association, is Dr Paul Ezeafurukwe, who is an outstanding personality and a goal getter in the person, who as well doubles as the Director General of Hope New Media Centre. There no gain saying the fact that Dr. Paul has shown great commitment, perseverance, patience and zeal while as a student. Combining academics and the job of an image maker for the State Government seems to be two parallel lines but it took the courage a


The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of  two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to the next rank of Deputy Inspectors-General; it also approved the promotion of six Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and the elevation of seventeen Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners of Police. The Commission also approved the promotion of twenty four Assistant Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police; forty nine Chief Superintendents of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioners. It also endorsed the elevation of seventy four Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents and eight hundred and sixty six Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents. The Commission took these decisions at its 13th Plenary Meeting which held in Abuja on Monday, December 20th and Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 before it adjourned to January 2022 to continue with further deliberations. It also during the meeting


Imo State government through one of her agencies Owerri Capital Development Authority, OCDA, launched  "Operation reclaim the streets of Owerri Capital Territory from shanties", on Tuesday. Leading his team on a long campaign road walk, the  Special Adviser and General Manager of the agency, Engr Francis Chukwu, visited major streets of the city, they include; Hospital junction Ph road, World bank roundabout,Dream land junction,Control Post junction,Douglas, Wetheral road, Emmanuel College junction,Naze number one bus stop,Imsu junction and  Akwakuma junction.  He appealed to occupants of Shanties and street traders to relocate to designated approved markets by the State government on or before 10th January, 2022, while opining  that failure to do this will result to the agency taking drastic measures in restoring sanity on the streets. Engr.  Chukwu noted that his OCDA led Administration is one that operates with a human face, adding that the awareness campaign has become ne

APC constitutes convention committees

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced its resolve to set up budget and other committees ahead of its February national convention. Addressing newsmen at the end of a meeting that the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party held at the APC National Secretariat on Monday in Abuja, Secretary of the Committee, Sen Akpanudoedehe, said the committee also reviewed its activities in the last one year.   The top echelon of the APC had recently met with President Muhammadu at the State House in Abuja, where it was resolved that the party’s convention would be held in February, but no specific date was agreed upon. The meeting of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee also failed to announced a specific date for the convention. Akpanudoedehe said, “The APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) at its 18th regular meeting on Monday 20th December, 2021 at the party’s national secretariat (Buhari House) reviewed its activitie

Anambra Gov't Demolish Our Property's Again, Onitsha Youths cries out

From Karen James   The least has not been heard as the Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano, Chief Judge of Anambra state, Justice Anyachebelu are neck deep in a land grabbing mess with the Okposieke Family of Onitsha community of Anambra state ably represented by Hon. Harold Ekwerekwu a member of the Okposieke family. In a press interview with Barr. Harold Ekwerekwu, he said that the Anambra state Governor Willie Obiano, State Chief Judge, Justice Anyachebelu authorized and oversees the illegal and malicious demolition of his property with full support of the Anambra state Government under strict order by Gov.WillieObiano. Speaking to news men at his office, Barr. Harold Ekwerekwu said that Gov.Willie Obiano, state chief judge, Justice Anyachebelu acted tyrannically on the 18th day of January, 2021 by personally supervising the demolition of his properties situated on the parcel of land known as No 10 B Residency Drive G.R.A. Onitsha. Accompanied by ADC to Anambra state Governor, Will


- Assures discreet and transparent investigations The Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigations into the alleged professional misconduct, abuse of office and extortion of Twenty-Two Million Naira worth of Bitcoin from some citizens in Lagos State, levelled against a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nwawe Cordelia and others, serving at the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Alagbon, Lagos. This follows the setting up of a Special Investigation Panel by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc to carryout a discreet and transparent investigation into the allegation.  This development has become imperative following the report making the rounds in the media alleging the involvement of the officers in the extortion of Twenty-Two Million Naira worth of Bitcoin from two young Nigerians, Morakinyo Tobiloba Peter and Yusuf Samson Dayo at gunpoint on July 14, 2021 while driving along the Ikoyi/Ajah Expressway, Lagos State.  Consequently, D


For the third time in a series, His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma engaged in an interactive session with the Imo State Civil Servants today, at the Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu's Square (RANKS) in appreciation of their dedication to duty and the productive output generated by their steadfastness to their responsibilities. Governor Hope Uzodimma expressed acknowledgement of the critical roles played by the civil service in the success of any Government and his commitment to the welfare of the civil servants at all times. His Excellency, went on to announce his approval of 100% 13th month salary to the civil servants effective this year and in the spirit of Christmas celebration, the Governor also approved the procurement and distribution of food items to every member of the civil service. This announcement threw the gathered crowd into jubilation as they chorused "Onwa" in admiration of the Governor's gesture. 


Undistracted by the various challenges that confronted the State during the year, His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma had engaged in Town Hall Meetings with critical Stakeholders from each of the 27 Local Government Areas. During which the people presented their requests and demands. Having developed a roadmap from the outcome of these Town Hall Meetings, His Excellency has captured these demands in the 2022 Budget Estimate as he presented "The People's Budget" to the Imo State House of Assembly (IMHA) for consideration and appropriation. A breakdown of the Budget Estimate proposed a Capital Expenditure of N284.7b which represents 74.6% of the total Budget. This is a clear declaration of State of Emergency on infrastructural development across the State within the year 2022. This historic act of Governor Hope Uzodimma has spoken volume of his administration's resolve to extending governance to the grassroots by considering their demands in the 2022


On Saturday, December 18, 2021, the Governor of Imo State, most Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, will hold a special interactive meeting with all the newly elected, ward, local government areas, and state officers of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State, at the Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu's Square (Former Heroes' Square, Owerri), by 10 am. This will be the first of it's kind since the emergence of Hon. Macdonald Kelechi Ebere's led state executive committee of the party. Recall that in his inaugural speech as Governor, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma said: "My government shall be a faithful covenant between the people and the government...Every Imo person shall have a say in government and shall be so recognized." In keeping with the foregoing avowal, Governor Uzodimma, has made interactive engagements with Imo people, an essential policy of his administration. So far, series of such meetings have taken place including the bipartisan stakeholders


The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has wished its customers a Merry Christmas celebration, and a happy and prosperous new year, assuring them of quality service during the yuletide. The greeting was conveyed yesterday (Wednesday) by the Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, during the Christmas Edition of its Customer Dialogue - a virtual customer engagement initiative by the company to periodically interface with its customers and get feedback on how the company has fared in serving them. According to Ezeh, the engagement was principally to appreciate its esteemed customers for their support and cooperation in the course of the year. Some of the customers who participated in the engagement used the opportunity to commend EEDC for the significant improvement experienced in its service delivery, while others saw it as an avenue to enumerate their challenges. Ezeh assured customers of the company’s readiness to consistently and steadily improve on its services

Anambra Commiserates with Ex-Governor Ezeife over Wife’s Death

The Anambra State Government has commiserated with former Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife over the death of his wife, Mrs Njideka Ezeife, which occurred three days ago. Mrs Ezeife was the Anambra State First Lady from January, 1992, to November, 1993, when the husband was the state governor. Dr Ezeife, who ran on the ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), was the first elected Anambra State governor following the creation of the state on August 27, 199, by the military regime. “Mrs Njideka Ezeife played a significant part in making the husband become a role model to a generation of not just Igbo people but all Nigerians”, the state government said in a statement in Awka today signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba.   “Ezeife couldn’t proceed to secondary school after his primary education, but he ended up with a doctoral degree in economics from Harvard, symbolizing the Igbo spirit to not just succeed but excell despite all odds. “Unable t


In partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a specialized Agency of the World Body that assists Nations in Economic and Industrial Development, the Imo State Government under the leadership of His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has initiated an Industrial Policy for Imo State. At the event which engaged Stakeholders for the drafting of the Industrialization Policy, took place at the Imo Concord Hotel wherein His Excellency stated that this would be an all encompassing industry policy for the benefit of all Imolites. The policy which is geared towards strengthening the Imo economy to overcome challenges and reduce dependency on Federal Allocation, would result in resilience against any drawbacks. With various policies and programs of the Shared Prosperity Administration on Industrialization, this roadmap formulation in partnership with UNIDO, would complement on the later thereby giving rise to further improvements on the State’s e


His Excellency, the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has signed into law the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act VAPP today in the presence of Her Excellency, Barr (Mrs) Chioma Uzodimma who has championed the enactment of this very law in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in our society. This Act which is an improvement on the penal and criminal code in relation to violence, seek to eliminate violence in private and public life, prohibit all forms of violence including physical, sexual, psychological, domestic, harmful traditional practices, discrimination against persons and to provide maximum protection and effect remedies for victims and punishment for offenders. Having been assented to by the Executive Governor of Imo State the bill, now an Act, becomes a Law of Imo State and as such, enforceable on offenders. This milestone achievement advocated by the First Lady of Imo State through the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Vulnerable Groups, would tackle