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Otolo Youth Leadership Visits Chief Ifeanyi Ekwulugo

The leadership of Otolo Youths in Nnewi, led by Hon. Emeka Ofoma has paid a courtsey visit to Chief Ifeanyi Ekwulugo (IYCON) to familiarize themselves with him for the community development he has been doing in Nnewi.  The youth leader said that they presented there development Initiative to him which they believe he will be of great importance to them. They also commended him for the visible community development he has been doing in his community which has benefited the youths in his community, especially the pallative he provided during the Covid19 that ravaged the world in 2020. In his response to the demands of the youths, Chief Ewkulugo thanked the youths for the honor of visiting him and charged them to be good ambassadors of Otolo Nnewi Youths and in the society. Hon. Ofoma who said it was a successful outing, also thanked Rev Fr Alponsus Okonkwo(Action) for his prayed for Otolo Youths which centred a successful direction in the leadership of the youths in Otolo, so that Otolo

Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, has died

The Duke of Edinburgh - Prince Philip - has died, Buckingham Palace has said. A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle." This statement was published by the palace today. The Duke was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years and became the longest-serving consort in British history. Into his 90s he carried out a busy programme of public engagements, reflecting his own charitable interests. He also travelled around the country supporting the Queen, both on state occasions and royal visits. For a man of his age he enjoyed relatively good health. He was taken to hospital over Christmas in 2011 for treatment for a blocked artery. In 2012 he was admitted to hospital during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a bladder infection, and in 2


Valentine Ozigbo, the leading Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant for the Anambra Governorship election, has for the umpteenth time, appealed to the leadership and members of the party to ensure a paradigm shift this time around by adopting a process that will bring about a consensus candidate at the party primary election.   The clarion call was made on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 while addressing party stakeholders at an interactive session organised by Hon. Engr. Sam Chinedu Onwuaso, the federal lawmaker representing Awka North/Awka South Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives.  "By consensus, I am referring to a primary election that will be founded on processes that are legally and procedurally in accord with the laws of the land and which in itself will be free, fair, credible, and widely accepted by relevant actors, especially the aspirants," Ozigbo told the PDP stakeholders.  Ozigbo, the immediate past President and Group CEO of Tran

Nwajiuba presents 20 new private universities with license

The minister of state for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba today presented 20 new private universities with licenses to enable them kick off academic sessions in the country. In a colourfull event today which is a clear testament to the continued partnership between Government and the Private Sector for the widening of access to quality education in the Nigerian University system, Hon Nwajiuba presented to these private universities these licenses as a show of Federal Goverment commitment towards ensuring that education gets to the grassroots. In his words, Nwajiuba said " I am delighted on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria to present provisional licences to 20 new private universities as approved by the Federal Executive Council at it's 3rd meeting held on 3rd February 2021." Continuing, he stated that "It is hoped that the government, while making efforts at addressing the issues of access to University education and enrolment of students in excess of


 … ONE ARRAIGNED FOR ATTACKING EEDC PERSONNEL Three suspected vandals were last week apprehended in Akwa-Ukwu, Nnewi, Anambra State by members of vigilante group while attempting to vandalize a 300KVA distribution substation, property of Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) located at Akwa-Ukwu, Nnewi District. The trio identified as Uchenna Ncheta, an indigene of Ebonyi State; Chinedu Eze, from Ihiala, Anambra State and Chuks Michael, an indigene of Abia State were immediately handed over to the Oba Police Division and subsequently transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Awka, Anambra State for further interrogation and possible prosecution. In his interaction with newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday, the Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, expressed worry over the continued attack of EEDC installations in the South-East by some unscrupulous elements; noting that these activities have undermined the efforts being made by the company to improve it


~ AS FORMER IGP MOHAMMED ADAMU RETIRES FROM SERVICE   The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, NPM, psc (+), fdc, today, 7th April, 2021 assumed duty as the Inspector General of Police of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was appointed by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR on 6th April, 2021. He takes over from IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni who retired after 35years of meritorious service to the nation. The handing/taking over of leadership between the former and new Police Chiefs was held in a brief but colourful ceremony at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. In a press release by the Force PRO Mba further stated that the event was climaxed with the symbolic handover of the Nigeria Police flag.   The new IGP, who is the 21st indigenous Inspector General of Police, thanked the President for the opportunity given him to serve the nation and humanity. He pledged to harness all human and material resourc

Another Police Division in Imo Razed.

Gunmen on Tuesday razed the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State. This development came just a day after unknown gunmen attacked Owerri Correctional Centre and the Imo State Police Command headquarters, freeing 1,884 inmates and razing over 50 vehicles. Tuesday’s attack came few hours after the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, the former Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, and other Government functionaries visited Imo state to inspect the level of damage on the attacked security facilities. It was gathered that on arrival, the gunmen freed all the suspects in detention before setting the Police Divisional headquarters ablaze. Nigerian Notch gathered that these gunmen operated without any resistance from policemen, who.seemed to be helpless A source said, “Gunmen this evening razed Ehime Mbano LGA police divisional headquarters. On arrival, the gunmen freed the suspects before wrecking the havoc.” A Police spokesperson in the state, Orlan

Nwajiuba receive VP Osibanjo in Owerri

The Honorable Minister of State, Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba today joined H.E Sen. Hope Uzodinma, Executive Governor of Imo State in receiving the Vice President,  Prof Yemi Osibanjo to Owerri  Imo State. The Vice President was in Owerri to commiserate with the Imo people on the recent attack on Police Headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Facility and to also commission some projects executed by the Sen Hope led government.  Also present to receive the  Vice President were Chief Uche Ogah,  Honorable Minister of State Mines and Steel Development, H.E Rauf Aregbesola, Hon Minister Interior, Hon  Miriam  Onuoha, Member Representing Okigwe North.  While talking with the press, the Vice President stated that what happened in Imo is an attack on the people and not just the police and correctional center. He said that this attack is condemnable.  He stated that the government has already taken steps to forestall such from happening again, as consultations are already in place fro

PMB Approves Appointment Of Usman Alkali As Acting IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of police. He immediately replaces Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday. The president had on the 4th of February, extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police for three months out of which the erstwhile police boss spent two months and three days.

Death of Kanu, Obi double-barrel tragedy for Ndigbo

The national vice president of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Damian Okeke Ogene, has paid glowing tributes to the former military governor of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubisi Kanu, and a second republican senator, Chief Onyeabo Obi, who have joined their ancestors. Ogene, who was the immediate past president of Ohaneze in Anambra State, described their demise as great loss. He said: "Their death is a great loss. Rear Admiral Ndubisi Kanu was a strong believer in the Igbo course. Ndigbo have lost a general. We're only praying God to give us another courageous Igbo leader like him. He will be remembered for being a great achiever, who turned Lagos and Imo States around when he was military governor. Senator Onyeabo Obi, on his part, was a well organised Igbo leader, who worked closely with the late Alex Ekweme. He was a great son of Nnewi, and a focused Igbo leader." On his part, former senator representing Anambra Central at the national assembly, Chief Victor Umeh, als

Umuoji Village protest over the activities of land gabbers on their farm land

  By Oge Onyeanusi,   Onitsha Irked by the illegal activities of land grabbers in Umuoji, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, thouands Aguma Village , weekend  embarked on protest over the unwholesomev activities  of  the land grabbers in their land at Okofia Umuoji. The People of Aguma village who lamented that their wives can no longer go to their farm lands nor their youths who want to develope the area as they we're chasing out with guns and other dangerous weopons.   On this back drop ,thounsands of  Aguma people who spoke through their chairman,  Hon. Obinna Okafor, hinted that over 150 plots of land have been grabbed and sold off by the land grabbers. "They sold about 150 plots of land and are planning to sell more and that is why we embarked on the protest from our Aguma village hall to the PG's house for his immediate action against the land grabbers towards recovering our land". "I commend the PG for his vow in ensuring that land grabber

Coalition of Civil Society Groups in Nigeria CoCSGiN strongly condemn prison break and burning of Imo State Police headquarters Owerri

The national leader of the Coalition; Engr. Nwosu Emmanuel stated this while addressing newsmen in Abuja in the early hours of Monday, 5th April 2021. He condemned in its entirety the unwaton destruction of Public properties by those he considered to be enemies of the state, Ndigbo and Nigeria in general. "The evil act of these criminals have greatly  endangered the lives of Imo people in particular and the South East as a whole"; Nwosu declared. He warned that this is opposition politics taken too far and called on the IG of Police Mohammed Adamu to bring down the full weight of the force on these miscreants. Nwosu called on opposition politicians to leave Imo State alone and allow the People's Governor; His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma to continue with his excellent job of transforming the State as he has done since he took office a year ago. He urged detractors to stay off the South East, as Ndigbo and peace loving, wondering why such fate will befall

Imo Prison Break: 1,844 Inmates Escaped – Corrections Authorities

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has stated that 1,844 inmates escaped following the attack on its custodial centre in Owerri, the Imo State capital. According to a statement by NCoS spokesman, Francis Enobore, the yet to be identified gunmen had stormed the facility in the early hours of Monday 5th April 2021, gained entrance into the yard by using explosives to blast the administrative block open. The statement however stated that 35 inmates refused to escape while others fled. A comprehensive investigation into the incident has been ordered by the Acting Controller-General of Corrections, John Mrabure. This is to be carried out in conjunction with other security agencies. Enobore’s statement reads: “The Owerri Custodial Centre in Imo State has been attacked by unknown gunmen and forcefully released a total of 1,844 inmates in custody. “The attackers who stormed the facility at about 0215hrs on Monday 5th April, 2021, gained entrance into the yard by using explosives to blast


Valentine Ozigbo, the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, on Sunday, April 4, 2021, graced the wedding of Larry Okechukwu Maduagwu and Vanessa Nneamaka Onwughalu.  The bride, Vanessa, is the daughter of Chief Ven Onwughalu, a successful business mogul and Mrs. Amaka Onwughalu, a veteran banker. The groom, Larry, is the son of Hon. Rita Maduagwu, the immediate past Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly.  Ozigbo, a leading governorship aspirant in Anambra State, congratulated the couple on their wedding, praying for the union to be the start of a new chapter of great things in their lives.   “Marriage is an institution that is ordained by God. I’ve been on this journey for over 18 years and I must say, it has been a huge blessing," the respected business leader said. "So, I wish Larry, and his lovely bride, Vanessa the grace to love each other and overcome all trials that may come their way," Ozigbo said. “I wish you good luck as you begin thi


  ~ Commends Chico Group Boss For Constructing 10.761km Road In Adazi* The Anambra South Senator and National Leader of Young Progressives Party (YPP), Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, on Sunday, maintained that no sustainable development will be achieved in Anambra State if the state government fails to construct standard roads across various communities in the state. The Senator expressed his position during the commissioning of a 10.761km road network single handedly built across Adazi communities in Anaocha Local Government Area of the State by the Chief Executive Officer of Chico Group, Chief Chinedu Benson Madubuko (Chinechendo Ezeani na Adazi-Ani). According to the Senator,  businesses will thrive if roads linking various communities of the state receive prompt and regular attention from the state government.  Speaking further on the importance of quality roads in economic development, the Anambra South Senator said that more local and international investors will be attracted to the s

Prof. Moguluwa, Crowned New Igwe of Nwafia Community

Nawfia community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra state, has crowned Prof Shadrach Moguluwa as their new traditional ruler.  He was coronated on Friday, April 2, 2021, after a free and fair election held in the full glare of community on Friday, March 26, to select a candidate to the throne. The new monarch replaced fomer Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo, who was removed by Anambra State government under controversial circumstances.  Speaking at the ceremony, the President General of the town, Sir Nathan Enemuo,  urged the new monarch to unite every section of the community, and ensure that the town enjoyed peace throughout his reign as king. "You're elected and crowned as traditional ruler, because, there was leadership vacuum; which nature abhors. Now that you have mounted the saddle, do everything within your power to ensure that the peace, which hitherto eluded the community for long, is restored," Enemuo said. The new monarch, while speaking to newsmen promised to re


Valentine Ozigbo, a Nigerian business mogul and philanthropist, has encouraged Christians to adopt a lifestyle of compassion, forgiveness, and selfless sacrifice as they mark Easter Sunday, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  In a statement issued on Sunday, April 4, 2021, from his country home in Amesi, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr Ozigbo enjoined the entire Christian community to emulate Christ who “paid the ultimate price so that we may live life abundantly”.  According to Ozigbo, the Easter season calls for solemn reflection among believers. Quoting from the scriptures, he called for more compassionate living and noted that forgiveness is one of the most powerful acts of love.  “The Easter period is a celebration of the love that Jesus Christ showed to us. ‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends,’ the Master said before he made the ultimate sacrifice on the Cross that we might be forgiven of our sins and ha

Easter 2021 Celebration: Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Extends Felicitations To Ndi Anambra

Announces Thank You And Declaration Tour. Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, stated this earlier today, in his goodwill message to Anambrarians as they celebrate the significant date of great essence in the Christian calendar. He affirmed that Easter denotes the redemption of mankind and gives Christians renewed hope of life and belief in God. Senator Ubah also proclaimed that "A New Anambra Of Our Dreams Is Possible".  In his words: "The washing away of our sins, restoration of innocence and joy brought to us through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, makes it an extremely paramount Christian festival, and one celebrated with the greatest joy. " "For Christians all over the world, the knowledge of the truth that Jesus died to pay the penalty of death that we deserve for our sins and rose with a glorified body, gaining victory over death and the grave is the foundation upon which the  Christian faith was built,", he said.  As a devout Christian, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah bel