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The ongoing exercise for the registration  of all resident in Imo State leading to the issuance  of Imo Social Security Benefits Number (IMSSBN) has been misinterpreted by rumor mongers that Government plans to tax Pensioners. This falsehood as spread by the merchants of lies remains as fales as it was sold out. The issuance  of Imo Number is for everyone  resident in Imo and was established  by the State Government for statistical analysis in planning  purposes.  The law establishing  pension makes it clear that pension is not taxable, therefore it is an exhibition of ignorance by these Merchants to have propagated  falsehood to the public.  Based  on the elucidated, it has become  pertinent for clarification  that this is not a Pension verification  excercise; it is not a prerequisite for payment of pension or salary and no fee is charged. The General  public  are therefore advised to disregard the rumor making round with baseless facts. #HopeNewAndElectronicMediaCenter

Anambra APC gets waiver for Ward Congress, Andy Uba remains our Guber Candidate – Basil Ejidike

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State, Chief Basil Ejidike, has disclosed that the state chapter of the party has gotten waiver to extend it ward congress Election after the November 6th Election in the state.  He however debunked the claims in some quarters that there was no governorship primary election in the state. Ejidike, who spoke to newsmen at the party office on Friday in Awka, Anambra state capital, reaffirm the fact that the party conducted free and credible governorship primary election on the 26th of June 2021 which he said produced Senator Andy Uba as the candidate of the party.  According to him, Senator Andy Uba emerged the candidate of the party after a governorship primary election that most APC members in the state participated in. He however stated that APC Anambra has affirmed the candidature of Uba and his name has been submitted and listed with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the flag bearer of the pa


Embattled former Governor of Imo states and Senator Representing Imo West in the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha, rattled by the recovery drive of the Imo State Government has filed over 120 cases in various courts across the nation, seeking to stop the Government from recovering stolen funds and assets. This was disclosed by His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma when the National Union of Pensioners reminded him about the N26.5B bail out funds received under the administration of Okorocha and meant for pensions and gratuity, which he promised during his campaign to recover when he becomes Governor. His Excellency made it know that upon resumption of office, the issue of bailout funds were prominent on issues unaccounted for and further review necessitated a recovery plan as the funds had been misappropriated by the previous administration. The Governor noted that his administration however is not deterred by these numerous legal battles institut


The new President of the National Pensioners in the person of Professor Godwin I. Akwumuisi with the Executive members of the National Union of Pensioners (NUP) lauded His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma on good works and performance in handling the affairs of the Senior citizens of the State. According to Mr. Gideon I. Akwumuisi, the first president of the National Union of Pensioners from Igbo extraction stated “you are not one of the Governors that owe pensioners”. He also commended the Governor for full payments of Pensioners and further requested for the settlement of the “insignificant few” in the State. His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma in his address commended the pensioners on a solidarity visit and promised that the Shared Prosperity Administration will continue to support the pensioners, partnering with the leadership with more policies and works for their satisfaction  In response to the prayers of the pensioners on the recovery


BY PRINCELY ONYENWE,IMO Imo state governor, His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodinma has decried leadership decadence in the state by previous administration's and has promised to Improve on it through his 3R leadership mantra. The govenor made this statement just before he left for inspection tour at project sites in the state. While speaking with Newsmen in Owerri, Uzodinma assured Imolites of quality leadership, better than previous administrations that governed the state in the past.  In his words, "I will make Imo a better state to the envy of other states in the Federation"  Uzodinma maintained that under his administration, imo state will surely Improve on every sector which will  surpass previous administrations in the area of leadership. However Govenor Hope Uzodinma has stipulated that the 3R time frame to synchronize the 3R policy of Recovery, Reconciliation and Rehabilitation to better Imo state in is reversible.  Recall that Imo governor assured Imoli


~ SENATOR SAMUEL ANYANWU ANOINTED IMO PDP GUBER CANDIDATE  More troubles seem to be looming for the PDP as the crisis rocking the party seem to be taking a different shape.  Unless any thing happens in the last minute plot, plans have been concluded to hand over the structure of PDP in Imo State to Rochas Okorocha and Ifeanyi Araraume, Nigerian News Daily reports. The embattled former Governor has been battling for political survival following his stormy relationship with the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma. This has led to a series of political maneuvers which may see the former Governor, including his son in-law Uche Nwosu and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume make a jump to the PDP. This is a complex plot which involves Rocha's Okorocha's new friend, Wike on one side against Aminu Tambuwal on the other side. According to the transcripts of secret meetings, the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is said to be looking to expand his political influence ahead of t

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful.   The apex court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee is not contrary to the provision of Section 183 of the CFRN as same is on a temporary basis which is not akin to Executive office or paid employment as envisaged by Section 183 of the CFRN. There have been controversies and misinterpretations of the judgement over governor Mai Mala Buni headship of National Caretaker Committee of APC since the apex court recently delivered its judgement in favour of APC’s governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state and his challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the former’s nomination.   But in a full judgment of the Supreme Court made available to new

Hon Emeka Nwajiuba: Nigeria To Get $125m From Global Education Summit

Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has revealed that Nigeria will get a total of $125m as her shares from the Global Education Summit. President Muhammadu Buhari and other world leaders who attended the summit raised US$5 billion to support education systems in up to 90 countries and territories, where 80% of the world’s out-of-school children live. Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today’ monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, the Minister said that amount was the highest Nigeria has got and it was made possible because the President personally attended the conference. “$125 million will be coming to Nigeria. We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for showing up because his presence made all the difference. This is the largest Nigeria has ever gotten from this summit and this is a fantastic one for us”. “Luckily for us, we also have the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education who is now going to be on the board of GPE, who is going to then sta

Anambra 2021: APC picks Emeka Okafor as Andy Uba’s running mate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has picked Emeka Okafor, Esq, (Ide Nnobi) as the running mate to Senator Andy Uba in the November 2021 governorship election in Anambra State. Chukwuemeka Stephen Okafor, who hails from Nnobi, Idemili South LGA, Anambra State, is a Lagos-based legal practitioner and a partner in a thriving law firm, Jurislaw Associates. With over 30 years in legal practice and coming from the business community, Barr. Okafor said he believes that Anambra State should be run like a proper business entity where the dividends are quickly and properly shared amongst the people who are the owners of the business. He noted that he believes the time has come for Anambra State to join the party at the center and attract democracy dividends to the State. According to him, years of being in opposition have robbed the State and that with their administration and that at the center being of the same party, things will change for the better.” This may sound like a tou

NAFDAC harps on exclusive breastfeeding

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Kaduna has advised nursing and lactating mothers to place their babies  below age five months on exclusive breastfeeding. The Kaduna State Coordinator of the agency, Mr Nasiru Mato, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kaduna, that exclusive breastfeeding would prepare such children for a healthy living. Mato also urged nursing mothers’ strict compliance to marketing Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS) to aid infant’s nutrition. He said that this would protect infants and young children’s feeding through promotion, protection and support for exclusive breastfeeding. He described breast milk as natural and God-given food that is full of nourishment for babies and a balanced diet for optimum healthy growth for infants. He said that exclusive breastfeeding used to begin within the first one hour after delivery by a pregnant woman and was expected to continue uninterrupted for the first six mon

Abba Kyari breaks silence on suspension, reacts to Tunji Disu’s appointment

Erstwhile deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari has broken silence after his suspension. Recall that Kyari was suspended by IGP Usman Alkali Baba on Sunday over his alleged relationship with Ramon Abbas, self-confessed international fraudster better known as Hushpuppi. In a statement on Tuesday, Abba Kyari urged everyone not be worried about him as he is in good spirits. He said he will spend these moments bonding with friends and family as he has been busy for eleven years fighting against criminals and bandits. On the Hushpuppi’s saga, Kyari maintained that the truth will soon come out. “All those who know me closely know that I detest lies. Everything I say and post is the truth. The truth on this issue will come out soonest, to clear all doubts”. Speaking on Tunji Disu’s new appointment as the new head of IRT, Kyari described him as an excellent crime fighter with outstanding records.   He finally called on everyone to avoid being confrontational but to remain calm

Seven PDP NWC members resign

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Seven members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have resigned, The Nation has learnt. The party’s National Organising Secretary, Colonel Austin Akobundu (retd), confirmed this on Tuesday. It was gathered those who resigned include: the Deputy National Financial Secretary, Deputy Legal Adviser, Deputy National Auditor, Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Deputy Women Leader, and Deputy Organising Secretary. The Nation could not confirm the seventh officer at the time of filing this report. They promised to remain loyal to the PDP but said they will not be able to work with the current national working committee (NWC).  

APC Ikeduru: Charvon Tears Party LGA Apart With Parallel Congress Result

By Chidi Madu  Iho, Ikeduru LGA, Imo State  01/08/2021  Chief Charles Amadi, also known as Charvon, on Saturday, took desperation to the highest height when he manufactured ward congress results in Ikeduru LGA, covering those of other leaders, and that of the Deputy Governor. This is in cohort with the LGA IMC Chairman, Hon. Tony Iwuamadi. It would be recalled that Charvon, in recent past, was finding fun times in the denigration of office and person of Prof. Placid Njoku, the Deputy Governor of Imo State. What is surprising, however, is the uncanny effrontery in which he has defied the latest directive of Governor Hope Uzodimma for harmony and inclusiveness among party leaders across the LGA's.  Prior to the Congress, the Deputy Governor, Prof. Placid Njoku has convoked a six man leadership meeting in his house with Charvon present, but the IMC Chairman who is Charvon's protégé, absent. Charvon was to swap the absentee role with his political understudy in a follow


The Progressive Movement for Peace (PMP)' led by Emeka Nnebedum as it's  National Coordinator has bemoaned a fake news making the rounds on some online platforms, purporting that 12 aspirants that participated in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Anambra State, primary election for the forthcoming governorship election on  November 6th 2021 have defected and were on the verge of joining other political parties. In a press release made avaliable to Nigerian Notch Newspaper by the group, it further stated that" the fake reports of defection comes after series of marathon meetings in the efforts to resolve disagreements between the party and aggrieved aspirants who could not make it, at the party primary election held in June 26, 2021." Furthermore,  members of PMP, wish to state clearly and unambiguously that only three aspirants of very little or no political consequence have made such decision. They are; Chidozie Nwankwo, Ben Etiaba  and Geff Onyejegbu.


AS 4-MAN SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PANEL BEGINS PROBE The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has recommended the immediate suspension of DCP Abba Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), from the Service of the Nigeria Police Force, pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigations touching on him. The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, dated 31st July, 2021, noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer, is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.  The IGP further noted that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for the NPF Special Investigation Panel to carry out its investigations into the weighty allegations against DCP Abba Kyari without interference. The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.  The Special Investigation Panel (SIP), comprising four (4) Senior