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The All Progressives Congress, APC Imo State chapter has commended the governor of Imo State, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma for his unparalleled commitment in addressing the cancerous issue of youth unemployment and insecurity in the state, in line with the Shared Prosperity mantra of his administration. The party considers the empowerment of over 15, 000 Imo youths drawn across the 27 local government areas of state, who had earlier been trained by the ministry of Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition in various skills and trades with a cash grant of 4 billion naira startup pack as a sustainable roadmap to enhancing small and medium scale sector of the economy, which remains a critical tool for mitigating unemployment rate in our society. Our party is particularly excited that inspite of various challenging political turbulence in the state, Uzodimma has remained focused and unwavering in providing leadership and direction. We are hopeful that the positive impac


~ PROMISES TO SUSTAIN THE PROGRAM In fulfillment of his promise to gainfully engage the youths  in governance and make them contribute to the economic growth of the state,  Governor Hope Uzodimma has flagged off the disbursement of N4billion Naira to over 15,000 Imo youths who were trained in different vocations and skills In his keynote address at the disbursement ceremony held at Dan Anyiam Stadium Owerri Imo State, Governor Hope Uzodimma stated that the empowerment exercise was to meaningfully engage the youths so as to prepare them for future challenges and equally discouraged them from engaging in various of crime .  "You have often heard it said that an idle mind is the devil's workshop, keeping you busy will save you from temptation. Sociology experts believe that there is correlation between unemployment and crime. Our goal is to get you employed and keep you away from crime. Do not disappoint yourself and the Government" Uzodimma said. "My administration is


Vol. One By: Prince Tony Ezeimo (Ikenga-Nimo) “He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything”. Those are the words of *Samuel Johnson* expressed on the importance of letting go of the illusion of changing the world with one mighty strike and acting in bits and pieces. Perfection does not exist, and if you focus on perfection, you will get caught in analysis paralysis and nothing will ever get finished. The world is filled with constantly evolving issues that humans have created and need to solve these solutions will not come at the same time. Hence, "we should never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has". (Margaret Mead) Ifeanyi Ubah is a man of spontaneous brilliance with an eye for details who understands the importance of taking strategic little steps that are sustainable and consistent enough to produce significant results over time.  *His community contribution


  With few hours left to the APC Anambra primary, Stakeholders of the party in Anambra State have insisted that only Dr.Chidozie Nwankwo (Overdose) is capable of flying the party ticket and should be given the ticket to win the general election.  Our correspondent  in Awka reports that Stakeholders of the party have unanimously agreed that Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo should be given the ticket, they argued that he has the needed capacity in terms of mass followership, goodwill and finance to match any candidate in any political party. They also argued that his reputation as a party leader and renowned Industrialist/Philanthropist will be the needed deodoriser to swing the election in APC 's favor.  Our correspondent also observed that members of the party across 80% of the wards in Anambra State are comfortable with the candidature of Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo and has also expressed readiness to support him saying that he is the only candidate with acceptability and wherewithal to lead APC to

BREAKING: Buhari suspends London medical trip

BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended his planned London medical trip. Details later.

Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee, gets tenure extension

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee has gotten another tenure elongation that may last for another six months to enable it supervise the conduct of the party’s congresses across the country. The extension became very necessary following the expiration of the extended tenure of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee on Friday.   Sources at the secretariat who confided in the Daily Sun in Abuja said that the extension was made possible after President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of the timetable and schedule of activities for the conduct of the Congresses from the wards to the national which may end in December this year. Credits: Sun All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee has gotten another tenure elongation that may last for another six months to enable it supervise the conduct of the party’s congresses across the country. The extension became very necessary following the ex

I Will Sign Restructuring Bill If Passed - Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 24, said he would not hesitate to give assent to any amendments to the 1999 Constitution on restructuring. He spoke when the National Executive of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), led by Prof Benjamin Okaba, visited him at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. On calls for restructuring, the President noted that the National Assembly, whose responsibility it is to amend the constitution, had concluded regional consultations. “As soon as they finalise the process, necessary action would not be delayed on my part,” he said. Meanwhile, this was unlike what he said at the weekend in a message at the Kudirat Abiola Sabon Gari Peace Foundation in Zaria, Kaduna State. He said, “Those who are discussing restructuring, my question is, what are you going to restructure? “If you ask many Nigerians what they are going to restructure, you will find out that they have nothing to talk about. “Some of them have not even studied the 1999 Constitution. The 1999

15,000 Imo Youths, to access Grants of N4B from Uzodinma.

By Kennedy Ibekwe Imo Youths have never had it this good, as history will be made tomorrow being Saturday the 26th of June 2021, where Imo youths from across the 27 LGAs of the state will be given seed capital to go into the various businesses and trade they have acquired at the ministry of Entrepreneurship and skills Acquisition, under the office of the SA Youth Affairs.  The 15,000 Youths drawn from across the state will be empowered with grants of N250,000 each, which will help them in their chosen area of trade or venture.  This grant for Imo Youths from the state government, is coming at a time when the youths in the state are graudally coming together to appreciate the need for hard work and perseverance, which the state government under Senator Hope Uzodinma is noted for, being reason, they were brought together under the ministry of Entrepreneurship and skills Acquisition to acquire skills that will ensure that the funds they get, are channeled into positive ventures for econom

Nwajiuba, attends National Youth Congress Lecture, speaks on Nigerian Democratic System and Good Governance, the Journey so far.

The Honorable Minister of State for Education,  Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba yesterday was the guest speaker at the National Youth Congress Lecture with the theme: Nigerian Democratic System and Good Governance; the Journey so Far.  In his keynote address at the lecture, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba stated that the theme was not only current, but is also thought provoking. He said as we all live in a Political environment, that is both a product of our social and economic realities, it is has however become expideint to discuss democractic tendencies of our country, Nigeria.  Hon. Nwajiuba went down memory lane to recount the journey so far, starting from 1999. He commended many constitutional scholars like Prof Ben Nwabueze, and activists like Baba Akande who without the military birtherd the 1979 constitution. He said their recommendations was wholesome in the adoption of the 1979 constitution with minor amendment to number of states and local governments.   He said " this democractic

IMHA Commends Gov. Uzodimma On Full Implementation of State Assembly’s Financial Autonomy

  — As Opposition Members Scores Governor, President Buhari High For Being Democratic. The governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has been commended for ensuring that the state assembly is financially autonomous. The commendations are coming at the heels of the motion which was moved and adopted by an unanimous resolution of the house presided over by the speaker of the house Rt. Hon. Paul Emezien, Thursday 24, 2021. Members of the opposition in the assembly also scored the governor and the president high for being democratic in the implementations of the state assembly’s financial autonomy. The house noted that “whereas the Parliamentary Association of Nigeria (PASAN) and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) went on strike for more than two (2) months in protest that financial autonomy is not being implemented by the states as prescribed under Section 121 (3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Execut

Andy Ubah fingered in mopping up of membership cards in Ayamelum

In a press release made avaliable to this medium, some members of the APC in Ayamelum and Anaku ward are pointing accusing fingers to Senator Andy Uba for using one Hon. Peter Chukwuma Onuora to destabilize the efforts of the party in their domain. The press release reads thus:  "It has come to the knowledge of the all progressives Congress (APC)members and executives in Anaku ward and Ayamelum LGA that  some people are collecting apc membership cards from party members and be sending same to Awka.When an APC member in Anaku ward Hon John Okolugo confronted one of the women involved in the dirty job ,they said one Hon Peter Chukwuma Onuora secretly asked them to be sending those membership cards to him that Sen.Andy Ubah ask him to bring them" "It continued to state that for record purpose,Hon Peter Chukwuma Onuora as at this morning is not a registered member of our party apc in Anaku ward but a card carrying member of APGA." "That Hon Peter Onuora after the b


It has come to the attention of the media office of Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo (Overdose), CEO Wichtech Group and the leading Governorship Aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra, a poorly scripted and mischievous propaganda by faceless individuals ostensibly being prodded by political opponents of Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo who are visibly jittery of his impending victory in the APC governorship primary slated for Saturday June 26th, 2021. In a publication sighted in few mushroom news blogs which are well-known dens of fake and malicious news, the author alleged that Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo tendered a fake WAEC result ‘to bewitch INEC’. Ordinarily, this is a most puerile allegation requiring no response but for the sake of posterity and undiscerning members of the public including our party members we wish to state that the publication is false in its entirety.  Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo duly sat for his WASSCE and obtained the original certificate issued by the West

Give us Govs ,Badaru Elrufai Prof Zulum, Anambra APC insists it

The APC in Anambra state is asking that they be given Govs Badaru, El Rufia, Prof Zulum or be given a man of impeccable character as chairman and members of Anambra state APC primary election committee of 2021... Hon Jideofor Ejimofor has petitioned the presidency and nwc in that direction and is insisting that the yet to be innaugurated nominated members are already compromised as innauguration has been suspended pending when a proper and new committee members are appointed and innaugurated Hon Jideofor Ejimofor insists that only a credible primary election will save APC from disintegrating. He called on the Presidency to look into the issues raised and address them accordingly.

APGA Primaries: Journalists bared from covering Primaries.

The last has not been heard of the supposed Primary Election of the ruling APGA in Anambra state. There is palpable fear from the government and this has made them to refuse all Journalists including TVC, Channels, and all major daliy newspapers in the country from covering the event.  The NUJ Chairman in the state Comrade Emma Ifesinachi when contacted to speak on this was however dismayed that the ruling party in the state could take such decision, even against the backdrop of the several issues bedeliving the party in the state.  Many of the Journalists who spoke to Nigerian Notch, where however not happy about the insult melted out to them. They however wondered what they are hiding from them.

INEC introduce partial online registration

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the introduction of a portal to enable eligible Nigerians register as voters online before completing the exercise physically at designated centres nationwide. The portal was designed by INEC engineers and produced overseas. The commission is projecting to register 20 million new voters before the end of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this was the first time voter registration was being handled partially online. Yakubu, who spoke at a quarterly meeting with media organisations, said the innovation is consistent with the “commission’s commitment to continue to deepen the use of technology in the electoral process in Nigeria”. He sought the support of the media to create awareness about the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise. “The expansion of voters’ access to polling units prepares the ground for the discharge of another important responsibility

Nwajiuba receives Bulgarian Ambassador to Nigeria, renews commiment to maintain bilateral ties.

The Honorable Minister of State Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba today received the Bulgarian Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E Yanko Yordanov. The visit is coming at the heels on a strong bilateral ties with the Bulgarian Goverment in relation to educational prospects between the two countries. The visit however was to discuss the Bilateral relationship between the two countries especially in the area of Education. Nigeria and Bulgaria already has bilateral scholarship agreement between the two countries. At the end of the meeting, there was a renewed commitment from both countries towards maintaining the cordial relationship between both countries especially in the aspect of Education.  Also in attendance was the Director Tertiary,  Federal Ministry of Education,  Hajia Rakiya Iliyasu and the Director, Federal Scholarship Board, Mrs Asta Ndajiwo.


_ As he visits Awka North and South _ says he is here to create value and not to take from the system. In continuation of his campaign tour of the 21 Local Government Areas in Anambra State, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo the leading gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming Anambra gubernatorial election today, June 22nd, 2021 stormed Awka North and South amidst fanfare from party members and teeming supporters to felicitate with them and seek their support and vote in the forthcoming APC Primary scheduled for Saturday, June 26, 2021.  Welcoming him to Awka North, the party Chairman, Mr. Onukwube Mbakwe welcomed Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo to the local, appreciating the tremulous support he has given to the party over the last one year. Similarly, at Awka South, the Chairman of the party, Larry Emelugini was appreciative of the support of Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo to party members and stated that party members would not forget him whenever he

APGA should be worried about its foreseen relegation instead of jubilating over a purported endorsement

 By Chukwuemerie Uduchukwu    Yesterday, some supporters of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), went gaga over a perceived endorsement of Prof. Charles Soludo who claims to be an aspirant of the party by two great sons of Nnewi. In a widely shared short video, the Chief Executive Officer of Ibeto Group, Chief Cletus Ibeto (Omekannaya) and the Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing Company, Chief Innocent Chukwuma (Ifediaso Nnewi) urged Ndị Anambra to support Soludo who paid a visit to Chief Ibeto at his Nnewi residence. Also in the video, the Innoson boss said that as long as Chief Ibeto supports Soludo, ‘they’ will also support him.   A close look at the video showed that the two great sons of Nnewi only gave their political blessings to Soludo which is normal in politics where stakeholders always wish aspirants who visit them well. Also, the funny part of the purported endorsement is that the Innoson boss made it clear that his own support for h

Nwajiuba grace CODERINA 1st Lego League, 2021 Edition, commend organizers.

The Honorable Minister of State for Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba today was at the Award Ceremony on CODERINA 1st Lego League, 2021 Edition at the Main Conference Hall of the Federal Ministry of Education Abuja, Nigeria. The Honorable Minister was happy to announce the the infusion of coding in the school curricular to strengthen critical and computational thinking as a key skillset that students in secondary school education must have is a welcome development in school curriculum in the country. He expressed his optimism that with the Federal Ministry of Education heading towards this direction and keeping pace with the changes  and adjustments that requires shaping the future of our youths,  preparing them adequately for the knowledge economy is not far fetched as it will help ensure that we have adequate manpower for the task ahead.

2023: Abaribe supports Moghalu’s presidential ambition

 Kingsley Moghalu on Monday said that Senate minority leader Eyinnaya Abaribe has endorsed him for the 2023 general elections. Moghalu announced the endorsement via his Twitter handle @MoghaluKingsley while expressing gratitude to the senator for the support. “Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe has just announced his complete support and endorsement for me to become President of Nigeria in 2023, at the inauguration of Igbonine Sociocultural Organization happening live now in Enugu. Thank you my distinguished brother Enyi!” he tweeted. Abaribe, who has been a constant critic of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, is a member of the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and represents the Abia-South Senatorial District. In 2020, Abaribe had raised a motion during plenary, demanding the resignation of Buhari over the high level of insecurity in Nigeria. Moving the motion, Abaribe had noted that Nigerians voted Buhari into power due to his promise to bring an end to


Valentine Ozigbo, the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, received the prestigious award of excellence from the Salvation Army Nigeria to recognise his selfless humanitarian services and charity.  The award ceremony, held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos, is one of the events marking the centenary anniversary of the Salvation Army in Nigeria. Ozigbo was honoured alongside several other distinguished personalities, including His Excellency Udom Emmanuel, Executive Governor Akwa Ibom State; Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President of the Dangote Group; His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Executive Governor of Lagos State; Mr Raj Gupta, Chairman of African Industries Group; Pastor Poju Oyemade, Senior Pastor, Covenant Christian Church; and Chief Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace Airlines. The Salvation Army is a Christian denomination and an international charitable organisation. The organisation reports a worldwide membership

Kebbi govt shuts down 7 schools indefinitely

  No fewer than seven schools in Kebbi State had been shut down indefinitely in the aftermath of the attack on Federal Government College, FGC, Birnin Yauri, by suspected bandits, according to Isah Arzika, State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT. Mr Arzika told the News Agency of Nigeria on phone, on Saturday, that those affected were schools located on the frontlines of the areas prone to attacks by suspected bandits. He said that the government had directed all school principals to close any school which they believed were not safe, adding that police and vigilantes had also been deployed to the schools for monitoring and protection. “On these proactive measures, as you all know, we are part of the system. Because Principals are teachers, all the Directors at the Board are also teachers. It is the decision that we all took that is affecting us. “Government has given us an order and option to take any necessary action as far as our schools are concerned. That


Valentine Ozigbo, a prominent Nigerian philanthropist, has hailed fathers for their enterprise, strength and selflessness as the world marks Father's Day on Sunday, June 20, 2021.  Father's Day is a celebration of paternal bonds, honouring fatherhood, and celebrating the role fathers play in the family and society. The day is commemorated in most parts of the world on the third Sunday of June.  In a statement issued from his country home in Amesi, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr Ozigbo eulogised fathers for their commitment and bravery, standing by their families, and showing leadership at the crucial moments.  "As children, fathers introduce us to the importance of sacrifice, as they naturally shoulder the needs of the family. This sense of responsibility and self-denial is an important fibre that strengthens family ties," Ozigbo, the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, stated.    "As a father, I am constantly r

Father's Day: Uzodinma Celebrate with Imo Father's

The govenor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma has feliciated with Imo father's to mark father's day today. In his words he said, “To all good fathers and father-figures who are holding forth, notwithstanding the attendant responsibilities and challenges of fatherhood, I say - thank you all. He said that today is dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of good fathers and everyone who have come to fill the gap of fatherhood. He therefore wished them a Happy Father's Day especially my fellow Imo fathers.

T.B. JOSHUA: There was a man I knew — Femi Fani-Kayode

By Femi Fani-Kayode There was a man I knew who helped a former Head of State’s wife gain access to her husband whilst the latter was in detention and when his life was in danger, even though he had never met him. There was a man I knew who gave $100,000 USD to a leading traditional ruler who was in need and wanted to go on a trip to America with his delegation, even though he had never met him. There was a man I knew who bought a beautiful jeep for a former Nigerian/British football star who spent much of the time in his Church. There was a man I knew who stood by the family of a leading SAN when the latter was kidnapped even though they had never met. There was a man I knew who stood by the family of a former Minister of Aviation when the latter was in detention even though they had never met. There was a man I knew who fed more poor people and paid the school fees of more young people than all the other men of God in Nigeria put together. There was a man I knew who read a

YPP Anambra holds Special Congress for Gubernatorial election

~ As Ifeanyi Ubah emerges consensus candidate Anambra state Young Progressives Party (YPP) on Saturday 19th June 2021 held it's  Gubernatorial Primary Election at Wintex Gardern Hotel, Ifite road, Awka, Anambra state, which produced Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah with 108 votes.  Senator Ubah emerged the candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) in a free and fair process, based on the party's guidelines. The primary election had INEC, DSS, Police and members of the Fourth Estate of the realm who monitored the process. The returning officer for the Primary Election, Videyemo Bamaiyi however cleared the erroneous narratives on various media houses that Senator Ubah emerged the candidate of the party on Thursday last week, but said that he was rather cleared by the National working committe of the party to enable him contest for the Primary Election.  He further stated that Senator Ubah was the only aspirant who purchased the expression of interest and nomination f


Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has emerged winner of a South East APC intergrity group Presidental poll, conducted online online on Saturday, 19th June 2021. Nwajiuba came tops from the shortlisted 17 possible 2023 presidential aspirants of South-East extraction.  On the APC platform were 10 of them whose votes are as follows: Hon Dr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba - 41 votes, HE Dr Ogbonnaya Onu - 6 votes, HE Engr David Nweze Umahi - 5 votes, HE Mr Peter Obi - 2 votes, HE Barr Sullivan Iheanacho Chime - 1 vote, HE Sen Rochas Anayo Okorocha - 1 vote, Chief Chris Chikwado Ibe - 1 vote, HE Sen Ken Nnamani - No vote, HE Sen Dr Orji Uzor Kalu - No vote, Chief Francis Nomeh Mgbada - No vote. Total registered voters were 75. They were nominated from each of the 15 senatorial zones or 15 selectors from each of the 5 states of the South-East, while the total number of votes cast  were 57, while 18 did not vote.  Highest scorers are 1-4 and each of them scored 2 or more votes. Among the 3 persons w