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  • Describes him as an excellent partner in the fight against insecurity  The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, has condoled with the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the Nigerian Armed Forces, families and friends of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, other military officers and crew, who died in an unfortunate air-mishap while on national assignment on Friday, 21st May, 2021.  The IGP is saddened by the fact that the late COAS died while on a patriotic mission to advance the course of peace and save the lives of others. In his tribute to the late COAS, the IGP described him as “an exceptional military strategist, a friend of inestimable value, and an excellent partner in the ongoing fight against insurgency and other security challenges in the country”. The IGP noted that the late COAS represented “the best in the military tradition of courage, forthrightn


Senator Hope Uzodimma commended the Prelate of the Methodist Church, Dr. SCK Uche and his team on a curtesy call at the Imo State Government House, Owerri, for their moral support and partnership with the Government. Governor Uzodimma in his address welcomed the Methodist Church Prelate, who is the first Igbo Prelate of the Methodist Church of Christ Nigeria and an Okigwe born, commended him for his moral support to the Government and the development of the state. The Governor assured them of the continuation of the enforcement of peace in the State for the safety of all well meaning indigene or visitor in the state. Speaking earlier, the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Christ Nigeria, commended Governor Hope Uzodimma for his proactive style of Governance and his speedy response to the restoration of peace and calmness in the state. While calling for peace in the State, Dr. S.C.K Uche stated that 99% Imolites are Christians and should shun killings, destruction and violence as these

Nwajiuba visits FGGC Abuloma, commend school management

The honorable minister of state education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba also visited FGGC Abuloma while in the Rivers state. The Honorable Minister also stopped by at the Federal Government Girls College, Abuloma, Rivers State. He however commended the Management and Staff for a job well done, while calling for more efforts to be put in place for the academic development of  students, as well as their mental and general well-being.  The minister encouraged the students to be of good mor behavior to themselves, parents and society, while calling for a total integration of students from different parts of the country, he said this will promot unity and national integration in the long run.

Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba attends 18th Convocation Ceremony of FCET, Omoku.

The Honorable Minister of State for Education,  Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, today was at the 18th Convocation Ceremony of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State. He congratulated the Management, Staff and Students, while reiterating that the Federal Ministry of Education is determined in putting every resources in ensuring that Nigeria has the best crop of teachers for all levels of Educational pursuit. He therefore enjoined the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) to work in concert with the Federal Ministry of Education to actualize the objectives of the College and other teacher training institutions in Nigeria.


President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply saddened over the air crash that claimed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and other military officers. The President condoles with families of the deceased, the military, and Nigerians in general, describing them as “heroes who paid the ultimate price for peace and security in the land.” While praying that God receives the souls of the patriots, the President says the crash “is one mortal blow to our underbelly, at a time our armed forces are poised to end the security challenges facing the country.” The President pledged that the departed would not die in vain.

Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru, ten others die in Kaduna plane crash

A military Beachcraft 350 aircraft has crashed at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday, claiming all eight souls onboard including the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru. It was learnt that the ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway about 6 pm. Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria, Akin Olateru, confirmed that the eight souls died onboard. “Beachcraft 350. 8 souls on board. Unfortunately all dead,” Olateru wrote in a WhatsApp note. But more details have emerged with the manifest of the people on board coming to public view. Also, the Nigerian Air Force confirmed that there was an accident involving one of its aircraft in Kaduna but did not provide details. “An air crash involving a @NigAirForce aircraft occurred this evening near the Kaduna International Airport. The immediate cause of the crash is still being ascertained. More details to follow soon,” the NAF Director of Public Relations an


  By Chima Christian Stars, it appears, are aligning for Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe, a frontline Anambra 2021 governorship aspirant under the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), as she stands poised to secure the buy–in of her comrades ahead of the party's June 26 primary elections. Party faithful and indeed the general public conversant with the inner workings of the PDP in Anambra state are deeply worried that the party might again fracture or implode after its primary elections, as has been the bane of the party in the state. The inability of the party to manage its post–primary elections crisis has been pointed as the major contributor to the repeated failings of the party in Anambra gubernatorial elections. This danger is even more so with 16 aspirants jostling for the ticket of the party this time around. Of the 16, some are seen to be loyal and dedicated members of the party. Others are viewed differently. Some are even rumoured to be in consultations with other


~ CALLS FOR LASTING SOLUTION TO FEUD Valentine Ozigbo, a Nigerian business mogul and philanthropist, has condemned the recent communal clashes between neighbouring towns of Omor and Anaku in  Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State. The clashes, believed to be over land disputes, between Omor and Anaku communities have lingered for several decades. According to a BBC Igbo report, corpses of victims of the clash have been discovered.  In a statement issued from his Udoka Estate campaign office on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Mr Ozigbo decried the violence between both communities, describing the development as "totally reprehensible" while suing for authorities to wade in and ensure lasting peace in the area.  Ozigbo, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) frontrunner ahead of the 2021 Anambra governorship election, also stressed the importance of peace to every society's progress and development.  "When I decided to run for office, I envisioned an Anambra that w


The frontline gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress( APC)  Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, today,  attended the Inauguration of the newly elected executives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Anambra state chapter led by Venerable Joseph Nweke.  The Inauguration which took place at the Bishop Patterson Hall, All Saints Cathedral Church, Onitsha, witnessed the presence of several religious leaders cut across all Christian denominations from the South East, notable among them includes: Bishop Dr. Goddy Okafor, South East Zonal Chairman of CAN, Rt. Rev. Dr. Owen Nwokolo, Anglican Bishop on the Niger, Bishop O.C. Dominic, among others.  Speaking during the inauguration, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, thanked the religious leaders for always interceding for Anambra  and Nigeria, saying that their prayers have held this nation and averting many dangerous occurrences. He urged them not to relent as  their prayers are much more  needed in this trying juncture of o


The Dr Chidozie Nwankwo Campaign Organisation has responded to a viral video on social media castigating his person. In a press release made avaliable to Nigerian Notch has the notion that it was a scripted narrative to tarnish the image of Dr Chidozie Nwankwo. It reads thus "The attention of Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo Campaign Organization has been drawn to a carefully scripted but shamelessly choreographed campaign by some political desperados hiding behind the foolhardiness of some of their discredited foot soldiers to tarnish the image and vast goodwill earned by Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, over the years, across Anambra State and beyond." "The campaign of calumny and character assassination against Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo started with a video filled with outlandish fabrications and unprovoked insults wherein a lady who happens to be one of their hirelings was seen making very incredulous allegations against Dr. Chido claiming the frontline APC Governorship Aspirant has been going


As Imolites continue to react to the former governor Rochas Okorocha's recent frustration, induced misguided outburst on a national television, Channels TV to be precise, wherein he accused Governor Hope Uzodimma of being after him as well as envious of his political achievements, it became imperative to subject the said submissions of the Ogboko born senator to critical scrutiny as to find out whether or not his successor in office is actually after him for any personal political goal. Interestingly, the duo of Okorocha and his successor, Uzodimma, are not only from the same Imo West senatorial zone, but are senior stakeholders and members of the same political party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. As it is a norm in our present day political culture, former governor Okorocha,  to his opinion,   deserves all manner of executive protection from his fellow partyman to enable him enjoy the fruits of his labour with his family and cronies in peace, devoid any distractions. For Ok

JAMB: Senate seeks review of NIN policy

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to review implementation of the policy making it compulsory for the National Identity Number (NIN) to be a prerequisite for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).  Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had previously insisted that NIN must be for the 2021 UTME. Based on that development, candidates have lamented the insistence of JAMB on the policy saying NIN requirement was adding to their registration hurdles as they were forced to go through extortion, long queues, and other unwholesome practices to obtain NIN to register for their examination.   The Senate in it's resolution therefore, asked the Ministry of Education, JAMB, and National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to review the policy by extending the UTME registration deadline and NIN requirement until there is a seamless and well-organised process for obtaining NIN by candidates. The senate also called on the Federal Ministry of Education and


The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) recently adjudged the Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) “Best in Human Resource Development for 2020”. Presenting the award to the Head, Human Resources, EEDC, Nkiru Chukwuma, at the company’s Corporate Headquarters in Enugu, the Area Manager, ITF Enugu, Uzoamaka Yahaya said the award is in recognition of EEDC’s efforts in the area of human capital development and capacity building within the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. Yahaya further revealed that the power firm clinched the coveted award for the first time by meeting and exceeding all the necessary training requirements and financial obligations. While responding on behalf of EEDC, Chukwuma appreciated ITF for acknowledging all that the company has been doing in empowering its personnel, and reiterated its continued commitment to the training and retraining of staff, bearing in mind that they remain its critical asset. “We recognize that training and retraining of employees result in exce

Nnewi residents protest alleged lack of drugs, decayed infrastructure, in NAUTH

Nnewi- Patients and concerned Nnewi residents today, trooped to the streets of Nnewi and took their protest NAUTH alleging poor handling of patients and lack of drugs at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi, Anambra State.   The protesters, who took to the streets of the industrial city, walked from the teaching hospital through the NITEL Junction, down to Igwe Orizu Road, displaying placards of different inscriptions such as: “No more sale of drugs in NAUTH,” “Much avoidable deaths are occurring in NAUTH,” “There should be enough drugs in NAUTH, why referring patients outside the hospital,” “Buhari should dissolve the Afukonyo-led Board in NAUTH, sack Ugbaja, the CMD; they’re the cause of problems in NAUTH,” among other inscriptions. Speaking during the protest, leader of the protesters, who gave his name as Emmanuel Okoye, said: “The people you see here are patients, patient relations, and residents of Anambra State, and Nnewi in particular. We’re here to pro

Orji Kalu failed to lay foundation for Abia development, impoverished the citizenry --Ukasanya

By Byijindu Emeruwa  Elder statesman and Pioneer chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state chairman, Chief Tony Ukasanya has lambasted Senate Chip Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu for allegedly failing to lay solid foundation for the infrastructural development to thrive in the state when he held sway as Governor of Abia between 1999 to 2007. Ukasanya lamented that at the early stage of Orji Kalu's past administration, nothing was planned, and due to lack of foundation, it became difficult for people coming after that tenure of government to follow with a plan. He maintained that nothing was on the ground for other successive governments to follow. Ukasanya who spoke during an interview with select Journalists in Umuahia, further claimed that ex-Abia Governor plunged Abia citizenry into untold hardship and suffering with draconian policies. According to him, "If there was foundation, subsequent governments would have followed and continued to build from what they

Why Must it be Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba PhD (HCN)

Nigeria's economic future is very bleak and if nothing drastic is done to address the mass youth unemployment, this Country will collapse within the next decade. Our population is exploding by the year, millions of young people leave colleges and universities every year and are emptied into a non existent job Market; yes indeed there is no job Market in Nigeria; none at all, yet we produce millions of Mid-level and High-level graduates every year. Can we pause a while and imagine what this Country will look like in the next fifteen years when oil will become almost useless?. The picture is not just grim but terrifying. Nigeria can no longer afford analog leadership when the world has long gone digital. In the last twenty years of this democratic Republic since 1999, we have remained on a roller coaster; under the same centripetal force that has kept us in circles without progress. There has never been a deliberate effort to recreate our economic base and move it from it's analo