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Nwajiuba visits FSTC Ahoda, calls for efficient management

Education is the bedrock of every economy and has to be taken serious.  It is on this backdrop that today Saturday, 15th May 2021, the Honorable Minister of State Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba went on an inspection visit to the Federal Science & Technical College, Ahoada,Rivers State.  Due to the recurring incidents that affects the welfare of students of the secondary school, he took a first hand tour of the school facilities.  The Honorable Minister hammered on the need for efficient management of both the school infrastructure and its human resource. He maintained that nothing can be achieved if there is no proper management. He was received by the school Principal, Mr. Madukwe C.O who led the school management team round the school for the minister to note first hand, the problems and how they can be solved. The students were also appreciative of the fact that the minister took out time from his busy schedule to attend to their welfare and prayed that God gives him the s


  ~ As Seriake condemns, calls for cessation of all forms of attacks on the Police    The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc today, Friday, 14th May, 2021 received the immediate past Executive Governor of Bayelsa State and currently, the Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, His Excellency, Henry Seriake Dickson, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.  Senator Henry Seriake Dickson noted he was at the Force Headquarters to solidarize with the IGP and the entire police family on the account of the dastardly and criminal acts of terrorism, unprovoked and coordinated attacks on Police, murder of innocent police officers and malicious damage of security assets and other Government infrastructure in some parts of the country. The Senator, unequivocally condemned the attacks and called for a cessation of all such criminal act. He asserted that the Police is not the problem of the nation and should not be seen as the enemy of the people.    

Police warn native doctors against providing criminals with charms

The Police Command in Ebonyi has warned native doctors against providing criminals with charms to perpetrate criminal activities in the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Loveth Odah, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abakaliki. Odah, who said the command was committed to the protection of lives and property, urged native doctors in the state and country at large to steer clear of unlawful businesses.  NAN reports that the police had on April 30 discovered the decomposed bodies of two young men in a shallow grave inside Uduku-Igbudu forest in Agubia, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi. The victims were said to have been abducted and buried alive inside the forest by their abductors, including two native doctors, who have been arrested by the police.  According to Odah, the deceased were blindfolded while ropes were tied to their necks when their decomposing bodies were exhumed by the police. “We went to the f

Southern Govs’ restructuring call: Lawan has technically killed constitutional review with utterances — REPS

…exonerate Speaker Gbajabiamila Abuja Members of the House of Representatives have descended on the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan for opposing the call of the southern governors for restructuring and true federalism. They said that Lawan through his utterances has shown biases, technically killing the constitutional review committee. It will be recalled that the Senate President had while granting an interview to State House Correspondents on Thursday after observing the Eid prayers alongside President Muhammadu Buhari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives at the Presidential Villa, Abuja vented his opposition to the restructuring call. Speaking exclusively to Saturday Vanguard on the matter, some members of the House however exonerated Gbajabiamila from the opposition. The lawmakers included Hon. Sergius Ogun, representing Esan North East/ South East Federal Constituency of Edo State; Hon. Kingsley Chinda, representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State and Hon.

Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo felicitates With the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe at 80

The front line gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress and the Chairman/CEO of the Wichtech Group, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo has felicitated with the foremost traditional ruler and the chairman of the Anambra Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe as he celebrates his 80th birthday today, May 14th 2021. Speaking through his media office, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo stated that Igwe Achebe has redefined what it was to be a traditional ruler at this time by successfully marrying traditions alongside the need to progress. He further stated that the traditional ruler of the ancient Onitsha kingdom is a statesman who need to be understudied by all and sundry as he has played his fatherly role exceptionally well in the state and have become a stabilizing hand in activities of our state. Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo further wished him more wisdom, knowledge, health and good fortune so that he can continue to add his quota to the development of the state by offering advises and

Lessons for Nigeria from EPL ~ by Femi Adesina

Manchester City football club was on Tuesday confirmed winner of the 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL). For those who follow football keenly, whether it is played in the dusty fields of Ajegunle, in Lagos, the La Liga in Spain, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, or EPL, this was one pulsating season, filled with excitement, despite the absence of physical spectators, due to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. As someone who gets his kick from football (from what do you get your’s?) the fact that Manchester City got crowned champions three games to the end of the season, after Manchester United lost 1-2 at home to Leicester City, holds great significance even for our country, and what she is currently passing through. Unique lessons can be drawn, which can inspire us as a people. Since it was established in 1880, Manchester City was winning the League for the 7th time. Incidentally, five of the victories were in the past 10 years. Three of them are in four years, under the current coa


Governance in Nigeria, both at the central and sub-national levels, has been hobbled by inconsistent implementation of laid down plans. As a result, there are hundreds of uncompleted projects scattered all over the place as each administration abandons the works of the previous and embarks solely upon its own. To address this issue in Anambra State, Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe, a 2021 gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has vowed to change this narrative, if elected. Onyemelukwe made this known on Wednesday in Umueze–Anam when she conferred with Anambra West LGA statutory delegates of the party. Onyemelukwe argued that since governance is a continuum, there is really no pressure for her to discontinue viable projects initiated by previous administrations, bearing in mind that the people's money has been invested and they do not reap the benefits of such investments if the projects remain uncompleted. “Yes, we are coming to execute our own po

Southern Governor's Issue Communique At Asaba on state of the Nation

Read Full Text below COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNORS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA IN GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ASABA, DELTA STATE, ON TUESDAY, 11TH MAY, 2021 At its meeting, held today, 11th May, 2021, the Southern Governors Forum reviewed the situation in the nation generally and focused on the current security situation, agitations/restructuring,prospect for inter-state collaboration and partnerships as well as on the incidence of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rising from the meeting, the Forum: i) affirmed that the peoples of Southern Nigeria remain committed to the unity of Nigeria on the basis of justice, fairness, equity and oneness and peaceful co-existence between and among its peoples with a focus on the attainment of shared goals for economíc development and prosperity; ii) observed that the incursion of  armed herders, criminals and bandits into the Southern part of the country has presented a severe security challenge such that citizens are not able to live thei


By James Ikedi Emeahu  Imo State is known and been envied by sister states and counter-parts across the nation for it's most peaceful atmosphere and hospitality. The Sam Mbakwe airport is thousand with the presence of,businessMen and Women, Industrialists,tourists and well meaning Nigerians who visits the state week-in, week-out just for relaxation and comfortability, this therefore paves room for the comfort homes and hotels in the state especially in the capital city, Owerri gets booked up to their brims. Entertainment and other tourist attraction businesses have become so lucrative and renders world class services,you may agree with me that level of peace and tranquility in the state has contributed immensely towards the economic growth and development of the State and it has been like that since the creation of the State in 1976. In recent time the ever most peace loving and peaceful state in Nigeria has been turned to a home of chaos, and banditry and hoodlums activities are n

CLF Host Chidozie Nwankwo in Nnewi, throw their support behind his guber bid

  Frontline Gubernatorial Aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo (Overdose), CEO Wichtech Group and his entourage were today hosted in Nnewi by Group of women under the umbrella of CHIDO LADIES FRIENDS (CLF) a group that has devoted themselves to ensure emergence of Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo in both primary and the general election.  Speaking during the interactive session, Co-ordinator of the group Mrs. Ebele Ezimora describes Dr. Nwankwo as a gift to mankind and urged Ndi Anambra to start celebrating because the Messiah we've been praying for is here and is no other person than Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, Ebubechukwuuzo Oko, Chinemeze of Ukpo Kingdom.  In her words, Overdose has distinguished himself in the business world, a man who has impacted, transformed and saved lives. A great leader, mentor, motivational speaker and devoted child of God.  His humility, dedication, determination and vision inspires many closer to him to put in their best. 

Anambra Guber Poll:INEC To Relocate Polling Units fro Shrines, Churches, others.

Ahead of November governorship election in Anambra state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced move to relocate all polling units from shrines and odd places for safety of voters and it's work force. This development was made known on Monday in Awka by the state Resident Electoral Commission REC Mr. Mkpachukwu Orji. He spoke in Awka, the state capital, during a stakeholders forum on expansion of voters access to polling units. Orji said currently, there are over 1000 polling units in houses of traditional rulers, churches, houses of political office holders, among others in Anambra. “Those polling units in such inappropriate places are not good for our elections. Most time, people see them as personal polling units. We want to make the polling units accessible to all voters,” he said . Orji said that the commission will also increase the polling units in the state from 4,608 to 5,720 to give access to more voters. He also regretted that less than 30 pe


- COMMENDS POLITICAL AWAKENING OF YOUNG ANAMBRA PEOPLE* Valentine Ozigbo, the frontrunner in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Anambra governorship election, has praised Nigerian youth for waking up to their civic responsibilities and expanding political participation.  Mr Ozigbo, who is the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, also promised that if he is elected governor of Anambra State come November 2021, he would be "a relentless champion of Anambra youth". Ozigbo made this known while speaking at a youth and political parties' dialogue session organized by the Center for Strategic Leadership & Youth Orientation (CENSTLEYO) with the theme: "Hoputa Ezigbo Onyendu" (Choosing a good leader).  At the event held on Friday, April 30, 2021, at Oma Event Center, Awka, Ozigbo expressed his delight at seeing youths waking up and taking responsibility for their political future.  He also commended the youth for acknowledging their stren

Azubogu hails Church contributions to Education and Health sectors of Anambra State

The leading People's Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship aspirant in the November 6 election, Engr. Chris Emeka Azubogu, has applauded religious organisations for their contributions to the growth and expansion of the education and health sectors in Anambra State. Religious organizations, especially the Catholic, Anglican and Pentecostal churches, have huge social service investments especially schools and hospitals, in Anambra State. Engr. Azubogu, who spoke at St. Michael and All Angel Anglican Church, Nawfia, during the 12th Synod thanksgiving service of Awka Diocese, Anglican Communion. According to Azubogu, who is the member representing Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, “I must say that I am in solidarity with the Church especially as its concerns the society. The role of the churches over the years on area of education and health sector development in ANAMBRA State is something that we must continue to protect.  “I am inte

Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo Meets with Anambra North APC Stakeholders.

  - _Says he is the winning formula_  The leading gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the forthcoming November 6, Gubernatorial election Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo who also doubles as the Chairman/CEO of Wichtech Group,  today, May 9, 2021 met with the Anambra APC Stakeholders of Anambra North extraction to build consensus for his his aspiration as the APC primaries draws closer. Speaking during the interactions, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo reiterated his belief that the APC Anambra need to change tactics and formula if we must win the November poll. " I have spoken with a huge numbers of APC members in Anambra state and the general consensus is that we must win this election at all cost. They were also of the opinion that to win this election, we need a new formula. I am that new formula. I am coming in with a new strategy and formula that has aided me to excel in my businesses for the past 35 years. That formula is the Grace of God" he stated. " What the

Nigeria will not disintegrate - TB Joshua

  Prophet TB Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nation, SCOAN, has assured Nigerians that Nigeria will not disintegrate. Joshua said that though Nigeria would be engulfed by a cloud of “crisis, murder, killings, destruction” but would not disintegrate in the long run as God has a perfect plan to make Nigeria a world power. While addressing members of his church, the prophet said: “I want to assure you, nothing will happen to Nigeria. Nigeria will remain one. “Beyond this crisis, Nigeria is beautiful. Your prayer now is that you should witness it so that this crisis will not take you away. “It is decreed that this nation will be reckoned with as a powerful nation.” TB Joshua’s message is coming when the call for Nigeria’s disintegration is getting to the rooftops within the country and in the diaspora. The likes of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and Sunday Igboho have been on the front burner of campaign for Nigeria’s dissolution. Their calls fo

2023: Bola Tinubu and the cost of political miscalculation

By Sanusi Muhammad   The godfather of Lagos politics, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in 2015 led the South-West into an alliance with the North to birth the All Progressive Alliance (APC). His decision, evidently, was informed by the expectation that the two geopolitical regions will share power, invariably to the exclusion of the Eastern bloc. And ultimately that he, or the South-West, will take power by the time the North completes two terms in 2023. But it has proved to be a miscalculation. Certainly, power play is about conspiracies and alliances. Tinubu is well within his right to do what he thought would best advance his political interest and that of his region. However, in backing President Muhammadu Buhari, he cut his nose to spite his face. It may not have seemed obvious to many, but once Buhari took power in 2015, Tinubu’s political career was in jeopardy. To navigate the presidency without bruises, the best Tinubu could have done was to retire from active politics and assume th

Worsening Erosion Menace In ANAMBRA Worrisome -AZUBOGU

  - Says Anambra's over 250 erosion sites not tourist sites but threats that must be defeated Leading Governorship aspirant on the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. Chris Emeka Azubogu has expressed deep concern over worsening erosion menace across the state. Azubogu spoke at Umunnowu village, Agulu in Anaocha LGA of the state where he had gone to condole with Chief Jude Onyeanwuna Ezeani, the Anaocha LG Chapter Chairman of PDP and the entire Ezeani family, over the death of their beloved mother, Ezinne Felicia Ezeani (Atala) who was laid to rest yesterday. In his exact words, “the spate of erosion menace threatening the Anambra landscape is worrisome; we over 250 erosion sites across the state and they should not be viewed as tourist sites but threats that must be defeated.”   The frontline PDP governorship hopeful regretted that land spaces that should be deployed for commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential use are either already eroded or th


~ PLEDGES BUSINESS-FRIENDLY ANAMBRA  Valentine Ozigbo, a Nigerian business mogul and philanthropist, has promised to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in Anambra State if elected as the next governor of Anambra in the forth coming election. Ozigbo made the pledge on Saturday, May 8, 2021, when he spoke at the inauguration of Chukwuemeka Oriaku as the 6th chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Awka District. In his address at the gathering of accounting professionals, Ozigbo,a fellow of ICAN, asserted that it is time for professionals to take their rightful place in "charting the destiny of Nigeria".  According to Ozigbo, part of the reason he departed the corporate world in 2019 and opened a new chapter of life in public service is to inspire other professionals to seek public office.  "Nigerian professionals have made ground-breaking strides in an environment that stifles innovation. Imagine what would be achieved if

Declare bandits, Fulani herdsmen terrorists- HURIDE

...calls for security summit. Federal Government of Nigeria has been asked to declare bandits and Fulani herdsmen terrorists to show their seriousness in combating insecurity in the country. The Human Right Liberty Access and Defender's (HURIDE) which stated this in a press conference in the FCT ABUJA also issued a seven-day ultimatum from the day of publication of this story to declare the murderous groups terrorists  or face the wrath of already aggrieved Nigerians. The Executive Director of HURIDE , Dede Uzor A, Uzor, who read the text of the conference said if Federal Government fails to declare the two blood letting groups terrorists,  it  will be a clear confirmation that they are behind insecurity in the country. He lamented that insecurity is fast consuming the country with many states and communities losing their citizens and farmland to the killer groups with their wives raped with qualm. Dede Uzor said in Niger State, many local Governments and communities have fallen in

Group Decry Incessant Attacks on Policemen

Igbos for a progressive Nigeria (IPAN) a non political organization has decried the incessant killing of police personnel in the country. They made their position known yesterday in a peaceful protest across the streets of Awka, Anambra state capital. In solidarity with the police, they took the protest to the police headquarters in Awka, where they voiced their displeasure over the gruesome killing of police officers across the country. The group leader of IPAN, Mr Lawrence Onuzuluike while at the police headquarters stated that  police officers are humans and also Nigerians with fundamental human rights as well and stressed that their rights should as such be respected also, while calling on the public to avoid the use of terror and mayhem which has not done anybody any good. He pleaded that the killing of police officers should stop forthwith to enable them discarge their responsibilities to the public. In his words Onwuzuluike said “These police officers being killed are fathers, m