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Igwe Orizu charges Nnewi youths to be of good behavior

The Traditonal ruler of Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Kenneth Orizu III, has called on youths of the community to eschew violence and antisocial activities, for the betterment and continued development of the community and Anambra State. The monarch gave the advice, today during the inauguration of newly elected executive committee of Otolo-Nnewi Youth Forum, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state, with Ofoma Emeka as president. Orizu, who decried the spate of insecurity, killings and abduction in Anambra and Nigeria in general, called on the newly elected youth forum executives to be good ambassadors of the community in particular, and Anambra State in general. "All these kidnappers, rapists, armed robbers, and people causing disharmony in the society are predominantly youths. But here in Nnewi, Anambra and Igbo land in general, we want our story to be different.  "Let our kind of youth association not be such that will be used

26th FCTD Joint Convocation: Nwajiuba Commend Advancement in Technical Education

  ~ Task graduands to imbibe Technical Education For National Development The Honorable minister of state for education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has commended the Advancement in Technical Education, as expoused by Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze Anambra State in the teaching Technical skills for the advancement of Technology in the country. He made this assertion during the 26th Joint Convocation ceremony of the institution which was held on the 26th of March 2021. The Honorable Minister, further commended the Provost, Dr. Tessy  Okoli for her doggedness and innovation, which has brought to bear the  leadership style that has generated positive results towards the development of the college. The minister further implored the students and graduands to play their part in nation building by contributing their knowledge and skills learnt over the years, while tasking the graduands to imbibe Technical Education For National Development, which the institution has inculcate

FG reaffirms commitment to growth, development of MSMEs

Amb. Mariam Katagum, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment says the Federal Government is committed to the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for enhanced contribution to national economy. The minister made this known at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between Nigeria Entrepreneurs Forum (NEF) and the Organisation of Women in International Trade (OWIT) on Friday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidents of the two bodies signed the MoU at the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI). The MoU is for data and information sharing for joint implementation of women related projects, training and funding for women owned enterprises as well as policy advocacy, among others. According to the minister, the Federal Government gives special attention to the growth and development of the MSMEs sector with special emphasis on women-owned enterprises. The minister, who was represented by


  Valentine Ozigbo, the leading Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Anambra State, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, took his message of revolutionising governance to indigenes of Anambra living in Enugu.  The Enugu town hall meeting, tagged 'VCO Meets Ndi Anambra in Enugu' is the fourth instalment in a series of interactive sessions Ozigbo has hosted. It follows the successful events held in Ikoyi and Amuwo-Odofin in Lagos over the weekend and Abuja on Monday. At the well-attended event held at Kobbs Civic Centre, Ozigbo unveiled his Ka Anambra Chawapu Manifesto, which details his grand vision to bring unmatched development to Anambra State if the respected business leader is elected come November.  Speaking on his '5-Cluster Development Strategy', Ozigbo said, "We have brought in creative and strategic thinking into the process. We cannot afford to approach development in the old way. Times have changed. We need to bring fresh ideas to governance."

Chinmaya Foundation Serves 75Lakh Above Families In It's Nonstop Day 369Of Covid19 Awareness & Relief Program in India.

     The national level rural social common peoples organization of India which is established at a small village BabalPur on the district of JajPur by registered on date 17th May 2011  with local government,The Chinmaya Foundation has continued saving lives through many ways.Now the foundation has taken on various projects to benefit communities amidst. In the coronavirus pandemic across India, Chinmaya Foundation has been raising awareness about Covid1-9 and distributing relief food and materials.The foundation has continously aware about Covid-19 through Drama,Folk Dance,Folk Song,bulleting literature,Poster, distributing booklets and many way with distributed relief materials such as masks, soap, sanitizers, bliching powder, hand gloves, dry and cooked food stuffs. Additionally, the mentally challenged always received blankets, clothes, chemicalized mosquito nets and bedsheets ,winter jackets,Caps through the relief distribution program. Today, the Covid19 awareness and relief dist

Ukpo Youths pass vote of no Confidence on Youth Leader

  ~ calls for his immediate removal Some concerned Youths in Ukpo, Dunukofia LGA of Anambra state has passed a vote of no Confidence on there Youth Leader Ilokolobia Cornelius Chigozie, because of his divisive attitude since his emergence as the Youth Leader of the community. In a letter addressed to the Traditional Ruler of Ukpo Kingdom, HRM Igwe Dr Robert C Eze and the president general of Ukpo Improvement Union, the youths called for the removal of the youth leader because his divisive leadership has further polarized the youths in the community, which has given room to crimes and criminal activities in there community. They lamented that for the past three months now, that  youths in the community have not had their usual meetings, where issues concerning the community and welfare of the youths are discussed. They asked that HRM Igwe Dr C Eze to ensure that place returns to the community, because the youths are vital tools of peace and security in the town.  They hereby called for

Nwajiuba empowers Queen Amina Support Initiative (QASI) for Talakawas /Almajiri

  ~ donates 5million for Talakawa/Almajiri*  The Honorable Minister Of State For Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba-(HCN) has   empowered  Queen Amina Support Initiative (QASI) for Talakawas /Almajiri with a seed fund of five million naira (N5,000,000.00), to set up a cooperative, for small business, pending when the  (Out -Of-School Children Program) will commence.  This support is very timely as most Talakawas are idle, and roaming the streets, as their means of survival is  by begging for arms. This, was what spurred the minister in making sure that these children are given a source of income through petty busy to sustain themselves. The increased presence of beggars, children, youths and adults at almost every public place, like worships centers, filling stations, restaurants, super markets, in most northern states in Nigeria is becoming a matter of concern to every serious minded Nigerian.  The issue of Almajiri, a Hausa word meaning immigrant child in search of Qu’ranic educati

Hon. Nwajiuba harps on FG's Commitment towards Education.

  ~ Calls for concerted efforts to support FG Interventions. Hon. Minister of state Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has harped on Federal Goverment's Commitment towards the growth of education in the country. He made this assertion yesterday in Nasarawa state, when he paid a courtsey visit to the executive governor of the state  Engr Abdulahi Sule, on a one day working visit in the state. He said that the federal government, through various interventions in the educational sector, has transformed the life's of many Nigerian children and young adults. The minister however called for concerted efforts towards sustaining the gains that has been made. In his reaction, the governor of Nasarawa state, Engr. Abdullahi  Sule commended the Honorable Minister on his efforts in translating change in the education sector of the state especially through interventions from the Federal Government. He asked the minister not to relent as the state government will leave no stone unturned in


Valentine Ozigbo, a respected Nigerian business mogul and philanthropist, on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, reaffirmed his commitment to expanding the professional and political space for women to realise their true potential in Nigeria.  Ozigbo, a frontrunner in the race for the November governorship election in Anambra State, asserted this on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, when he served as the chairman of the Most Valuable Governor's Wife Awards event held at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.  The Most Valuable Governor's Wife Awards is an annual event where wives of Nigerian state governors who have exhibited uncommon excellence, enterprise, and ingenuity towards empowering citizens in their various states through their various non-profits are recognised.  In his address at the event, Mr Ozigbo reiterated his commitment to being the champion for women if he is elected into office in November. He said that he has always appreciated women and their contribution to society.  "Right from my chil

FG Accuse Federal agencies of inflating payroll by N41 billion

The Federal Goverment says it has uncovered fraud in some government agencies amounting to N41 billion.  The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission’s Chairman, Bolaji Owasanoye, stated that the commission had recovered N41 billion from some government agencies and institutions who fraudulently inflated their workers’ payroll. Mr Owasanoye disclosed this during a briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team (set up to update Nigerians on President Muhammadu Buhari’s security, economy, and anti-corruption agenda).  According to him, the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System’s introduction has helped expose fraudulent practices in public service. “Outside falsification of capital importation, the use of tax havens, the unequal tax reporting regime of the international community, a whole range of things. Take the extractive industry, for example, the oil and gas sector – Nigeria loses a lot of money to bad clauses and contracts that we have foolishly signed over time,” he


Valentine Ozigbo, Former President & Chief Executive Officer of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc,(Transcorp) a Frontline aspirant of the PDP in 2021 Anambra governorship election, has purchased the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expression and nomination of interest form at the Wadata Plaza,Wuse Zone 5 Abuja on Monday, March 22,  2021 for the party’s primaries. In his remarks, the respected business mogul expressed his commitment in the pursuit of excellence in all his endeavours, a stance he is bringing to play in the 2021 gubernatorial race in Anambra. In his words “I feel like the election is already here. Looking at the people here with me today and the support they have shown, since I expressed interest to join this race, I am confident that we are on the right path,” Ozigbo opined He said he is grateful to God for keeping everyone alive to see this remarkable day and  expressed his gratitude to his fellow party members, his ever hardworking team members, and most espe

Don't politicize my attack- Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Monday, cautioned against anyone politicizing last Saturday’s attempt on his life by suspected armed herdsmen at Tyo-Mu community in the outskirts of Makurdi town along Makurdi-Gboko road. He lamented that the level of insecurity in the country was a clear indication that Nigeria was sitting on a gun powder and everyone must be conscious to avert an implosion. The Governor who spoke at the end of an emergency State Security Council meeting held in Makurdi on Monday, March 22, 2021, appealed to Benue people to be calm and await the outcome of the investigation being carried out by the Police as directed by the Inspector General of Police, IGP. Mr. Ortom, however said that he was still in shock, and lauded the Presidency, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, as well as the array of groups including Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Peoples’ Demicratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, All Progresdives Congress (APC) Governors’ Forum, National leadership of PD


  ~ Expresses Worry Over Alarming Rate Of Insecurity  In Anambra. ~ Calls On Government To Harmonize Security Systems To Curb The Menace. The Senator representing the good people of Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has condoled with Anambra State Chapter of Nigerian Bar Association, over the kidnap and subsequent brutal murder of their colleague, Late Barrister Francis Onwuachi.  In a press statement, made available to Nigerian Notch, through his spokesperson, Hon. Chuks Kamen, Senator Ubah said, that he received the news of his unfortunate demise with shock, and expressed his heartfelt condolences and regrets, that these unfortunate security breaches that cut short the lives of our enterprising youths are avoidable occurrences, that require a deliberate system overhaul and renewed dedication to duty especially by public office holders.  The Distinguished Senator, who recalled several other similar regrettable security breaches in the state in recent


  By Emma Udeagha. A renowned Nigerian industrialist, Chief Alex Chika Okafor has bemoaned the security situation in Anambra State. Chief Okafor, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Chikason Group of Companies, stated this when the organizing Committee for the Anambra Achievers Legacy Award, ANALEG, called on him, Saturday March 20, 2021. The Committee which was led by Rev. Dr. John Ndubuisi, Chairman All Christians Businessmen’s Fellowship and immediate past Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Anambra State, was in his office at Nnewi, to convey his nomination as patron  of ANALEG, and one of the recipients of this year’s Akululu Uno Amaka Award by the organization. The industrialist, who said he welcomed the nomination, provided the intentions behind the exercise was genuine, regretted the worrisome state of insecurity and targeted attacks on security personnel and their formations in the state in recent times. He said the development posed a serious threat to econo


  ~ What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.     By Justice Osuji. According to our great sage Chinua Achebe of blessed memory, “until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter”.  As the life span of the President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration gradually comes to a glorious end with the imminent change of guard, alignments and realignments have started with many already jostling for the highly exalted position. Among the things that characterizes this era are political correctness and political statements. One of those statements thrown loosely is “Power is taken and not given” The phrase “nobody gives you power; you have to grab it” credited to Gloria Steinem has unwittingly gained the aura of truth while in the face of Nigerian democratic reality it falls flat on its face. This phrase is used by pundits and politicians to underscore there perceived knowledge of politics. Recently, a Political chieftain, Alhaji Tanko Yak


~ Hosts IUSM To Chat Course For Better Anambra* ~ Asks Nigerians Home And Abroad To Eschew Political Apathy* The Senator representing Anambra South and National Leader of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah on Saturday charged Anambra people, and Nigerians at large, on the need to shun political apathy and ensure greater participation in electoral process at the various levels of governance. The Senator made this call while addressing the leaders of Ifeanyi Ubah Solidarity Movement (IUSM) across the 21 Local Government Areas of Anambra State, comprising of Coordinators, secretaries, women leaders, youth leaders, media officers, who paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Umuanuka, Otolo, Nnewi. According to Senator Ubah, achieving good governance will be easier if citizens fight against electoral apathy by fully participating in the electoral process which involves voter education, voter registration, voting during elections as well as aspiring for politi


Valentine Ozigbo, the leading aspirant in the Peoples' Democratic Party in the November 6 Anambra State governorship election, held an interactive session with prominent Anambra indigenes residing in Lagos on Saturday, March 20, 2021     The well-attended town hall meeting was the first of its kind by an Anambra gubernatorial aspirant. It witnessed lively conversations on the topical issues affecting the people of the south-eastern state.    Ozigbo opened his remarks by thanking the audience, which had his beautiful wife, Mrs. Ojiugo Ozigbo and the crème-de-la-crème of the Anambra Lagos community like billionaire business mogul Chief Chidi Anyaegbu, the chairman and founder of transportation and hospitality behemoth, the Chisco Group of Companies, in attendance.  "I decided to run for governor of my beloved home state because I am uncomfortable with the status quo," Ozigbo, a respected business leader, told the audience.     "It is unfortunate that given the abundanc