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Hon. Obinna Okechukwu commends Obiano, as APGA Inaugurates Election Campaign Committees and Council

The Chairman of New Motorcycle Spare Parts (NASPA) Nnewi, Hon. Obinna Okechukwu has commended the Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano for his proactiveness at seeing to it, that the inuguaration of the campaign council of APGA for the forthcoming Gubernatorial election in the state, became a reality. He made this assertion yesterday at Awka after the inuguaration of the campaign council that will power the Soludo gubernatorial ambition towards becoming the next governor of Anambra state.  He thanked the Governor, for ensuring that the spirit of Ndigbo which is in APGA did not die a natural death, considering the many legal battles the party has faced  in recent times.  He therefore called for synergy to ensure that the party went into the election as a united force , so that Prof Charles Soludo can become the next governor of Anambra state.  In the same vien, the APGA National Leader, Board of Trustees Chairman and Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano while perform


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate for the November 6 elections, Valentine Ozigbo, continue to gain momentum ahead of the poll as several influential groups jointly endorsed his candidacy on Thursday, August 19 2021.  At a well-attended community event, the groups, Ozo Awka, Awka Youth, and the Ozigbo Youth Vanguard, formally declared total support for Mr Ozigbo and announced his candidacy and the PDP as the most acceptable to them.  At the elaborate event held at the residence of Hon Chuks Anaje (Ibide Awka) in Amenyi, Awka, the groups congratulated the respected business leader on emerging as the PDP candidate, describing him as "the perfect leader Anambra needs".  While addressing the crowd, Chief Anaje urged the people to see the election as an opportunity to partner with Ozigbo to build a worthy future for Ndi Anambra.  "Several politicians have come to seek our support in the past. Some have failed, while some have fulfilled their pro


The perennial flooding witnessed in Imo State overtime has casted a shadow of uncertainty in the minds of the residents especially when it gets cloudy, residents begin to thinker what might become of their properties and for vehicle owners who might get caught up with the downpour while driving, the condition of the vehicle is first on their mind.  This no doubt became a huge task for the Shared Prosperity led Administration to tackle upon assumption of office, but in his usual manner not daunted by this task, the Governor immediately swung into action to arrest the ugly situation gathering professionals to come up with a plan to find a lasting solution.  In as much as it is a natural occurrence, it remains the responsibility of man to manage this ecological situation squarely for the safety and survival of the living. This doesn't require rocket science but with power driven by the desire to serve the people and ensure impact over accolades. After a thorough study and empirical re


The Government of Shared Prosperity led by His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma yet again empowered a 20-year-old youth, Kenneth Akobundu from Umuezeala Owere in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, who manufactured a mini-aircraft through a scholarship program to study in any university of his choice. According to the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, after meeting with Akobundu, he stated that the aim of the scholarship was to enable Akobundu, actualise his dream of becoming an aerospace manufacturer. Hon. Declan who disclosed the concerns of the Youth loving Governor, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma on the young man not having funds to study in a University, “the Governor has directed we meet with the young man and tell him that the Government will take responsibility of his educational requirements to any university of his choice so that he can actualise his dream of constructing an aeroplane. This is a Government of Shared Pr

Nwajiuba Presides over Ministerial Annual Merit Awards of the Federal Ministry of Education

The Honorable Minister of State Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has presided over this year's Ministerial Annual Merit Awards at the Federal Ministry of Education. An annual awards dedicated for excellence. In his keynote address, the Minister commended the dedication the staff and management of the Ministry who he said have put in their best in the discharge of their duties at the ministry. He however enjoined them not fail or falter in the discharge of their duties, as even the tiniest effort given for a good cause goes a long way in changing the narrative which helps other efforts geared towards improving the standard of education in the country. He also seized the platform to call for provision of better welfare for teachers who in his words over years have not received the recognition they truly deserve.

Oye suffers another set back, as Imo Court dismisses stay of execution application

The Imo State High Court Owerri, on Wednesday, dismissed the Stay of Execution application filed by the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozo Victor Ike Oye. Oye had approached the court with an application to stay the execution of its own judgement which recognized Jude Okeke as Acting National Chairman of APGA. The judgement also validated the convention of May 31, 2019, where Edozie Njoku emerged the National Chairman of APGA and as well validated the action of the National Executive Council (NEC) of APGA held on June 15, 2021 in which Victor Oye, Soludo and others were suspended from the party.   In the same judgement under review, Hon Chukwuma Umeoji and the APGA primary election of July 1, 2021 were upheld with the court ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to continue recognizing the outcome. Mr. Eneh Victor Chigozie of AIF media who filled the report stated that Oye filed two applications at the Owerr

NNPC, CMEC, GE sign contract for 50MW Maiduguri emergency power project

A significant step towards redeeming the pledge by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to intervene in the perennial electric power supply challenge in Maiduguri, Borno State, was taken Tuesday with the execution of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Equipment Procurement contracts for a 50Megawatts (MW) Emergency Power Project in Maiduguri. The project which is an integral part of ongoing efforts to deepen the Corporation’s domestic gas utilization plan for the nation’s socio-economic growth has China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC) as the EPC contractor while General Electric (GE) is the equipment manufacturer. Speaking at the contract signing event which held virtually, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, explained that the Corporation through its subsidiary, NNPC Gas and Power Investment Company (NGPIC), decided to intervene in the Maiduguri power situation by undertaking the project which will be fired w

Nwajiuba gears up towards promoting Teaching in Nigeria

In his effort to promote the noble profession of teaching, improve standard of education and encourage teachers, the Honorable Minister of State Education,  Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has anchored on today's episode of the *TEACHER NAIJA REALITY SHOW*.  The reality show which is a production of ANUB MEDIA LTD was organised to test, coach and help teachers improve on their in and out of classroom skills. The Minister while on the show reiterated his commitment  and support for any platform that will champion the cause of Education in Nigeria, while commending Mr Enuagwuna Ubaka, organiser of the reality show. The show is aired DSTv  channel 195 (8-9pm) daily. GOTv  channel 97 (8-9pm) daily.

Anambra 2021: APC appoints Uzodinma, Omo-Agege, 22 others to lead campaign

Ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed the Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman, National Campaign Committee to lead 22 other governors to campaign for the party. Other party leaders in the national campaign team include the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker Idris Wase, Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Senator George Akume, some former governors, Ministers, among many other party chieftains. In the national campaign committee, Ebonyi state governor Dave Umahi will deputize governor Hope Uzodinma as deputy chairman, governor Babajide Sawoolu will head finance sub-committee, governor Abubakar Badaru heads special intervention, governor Yahaya Bello heads security committee and Chief Timipre Sylva heads election sub-committee among others. In a release personally signed by the chairman National Caretaker Committee of the party and go

Gov Zulum pays courtsey visit to Nwajiuba, seeks for partnership with Federal Ministry of Education

Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has paid a courtsey call on the minister of state for education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba in his office atZulum pays courtsey visit to Nwajiuba, seeks for partnership with Federal Ministry of Education Abuja.  The Honorable Minister of State Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba was today paid a courtesy call by the Executive. Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum. The visit was to chart an agenda on how the Federal Ministry of Education will partner with the Borno State government in delivering quality education in the State in an era when insurgency has greatly affected that sector of the state. The minister however thanked the Governor for finding time out of his busy schedule to seek for the education of his people in am era of insurgency, which had almost destroyed the state's economy and social economy.  The minister however promised to do all within the ambit of his ministry to enter into a formidable partnership with the


  President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law. In a press release made available to newsmen by Femi Adesina the special adviser to the President on media stated that "Working from home in five days quarantine as required by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 after returning from London on Friday August 13, the President assented to the Bill Monday August 16, in his determination to fulfill his constitutional duty.   The ceremonial part of the new legislation will be done on Wednesday, after the days of mandatory isolation would have been fulfilled.   The Petroleum Industry Act provides legal, governance, regulatory and fiscal framework for the Nigerian petroleum industry, the development of host communities, and related matters.   The Senate had passed the Bill on July 15, 2021, while the House of Representatives did same on July 16, thus ending a long wait since early 2000s, and notching another high for the Buhari administration.

Premier Breweries Plc staff pay courtsey visit to Ichie Nwabueze

The staff of Premier Breweries Plc lead by Ichie Nwachukwu Okonkwo the company's Financial Controller- on August 15, 2021, paid a courtsey call to Ichie Sir Izuchukwu Nwabueze. Speaking at the brief Ceremony, Ichie Nwachukwu Okonkwo said that the Staff of Premier Breweries Plc came to visit Sir Izuchukwu Nwabueze as a sign to show that he remains their friend and boss, as their Former Managing Director. Lending his voice, Mr Innocent Nwankwo the Supervisor of the Production department reiterated the fact that Sir Izuchukwu had a good working relationship with them during his time as the company's Managing Director and that they cherished those moments.  Responding, Ichie Sir Izuchukwu Nwabueze thanked them for their thoughtfulness that led them to visit him and urged them to remain committed to their work. He commended the Chairman of the Company- Prince Engr Dr Arthur Eze for providing the platform that brought them together.  In a Similar development, Ichie Nwabueze also rece

Sports Development in Anambra, the Ifeanyi Ubah Example

By Chigozie Igbo Jr Every society is accessed by the vibrant nature of it's youths. Youth Participation in sports therefore helps develop strength,  character, Strategic thinking, analytical thinking, leadership skills and ensures goal setting.  In Nigeria of today, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah remains the only individual who has built an international stadium of repute, which has thus far helped in the promotion of sporting activities in the country especially in football. The siting of Ifeanyi Ubah games village in Nnewi, Anambra state is another plus which has put Anambra on the world map, as it remains the only CAF/FIFA recognized stadium in Anambra state, which bestows on it the privilege to host intercontinental matches.  As a Sports enthusiast and a visionary administrator, Ifeanyi Ubah saw the need to think outside the box in the development of sports talents. Today, FC Ifeanyi Ubah since it's inception in 2015 has remained in the top flight of the Nigerian Premier L

August Meeting: NAPTIP sensitize women on human trafficking in Anambra

By Michael Ovat-Awka  Anambra Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), said it will continue to sensitised women, especially, mothers on the danger of human trafficking in the state. The State Commander of NAPTIP, Mrs Ibadin Judith Chukwu, disclosed this on Thursday, at the ongoing annual Women August Meeting programme, organised by Catholic Women Organisation (CWO), held at Saint Anthony Catholic Church Enugu-Ukwu, in Njikoka local Government Area of the State. She said the mission and Vission of “NAPTIP" is to ensure a human trafficking free Nation. Mrs. Chukwu, said the sensitisation on the dangers of human trafficking, child abuse and child labour became necessary in the South East States of Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi, especially at this annual Women August Meeting period, where women of different background gathered together to deliberate and discuss on issues affecting their matrimonial homes, community and the society

Anambra Guber: Stop wasting money on judiciary, Ebube Muonso tells politicians

  As the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State draws closer, the Spiritual Director of the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, and the Parish Priest of the Blessed Iwene Tansi Parish, Umudioka, both in Anambra State, Rev. Fr. Obimma Emmanuel, has called on politicians in the state to channel their resources on things that would uplift humanity, instead of wasting them on lawyers and judges. In a homily during a Eucharistic celebration at the Blessed Iwene Tansi Parish, on Sunday, Fr. Obimma, popularly known as Fr. Ebube Muonso, expressed worry that political parties and politicians for the Anambra governorship race spend several hundreds of millions of naira in courts for mere intra party conflicts that could be managed internally; whereas majority of the youths still roam the streets without jobs; even as thousands hardly get their daily bread. “I’m very sad and worried at the rate at which politicians are desperate to grab power. In the build-up for the Anambra governorsh

Anambra 2021: Ozigbo Campaign Council Inuagurated, with Senator Uche Ekwunife as Chairman of Campaign Council

The Senator representing Anambra Central at the Senate, Senator Uche Ekwunife, has Inuagurated the state Election campaign council of Valentine Chineto Ozigbo, at Awka, for the November 6th Gubernatorial election. In her opening remarks, she attributed the victory of Valentine Chineto Ozigbo as providence from God. She reiterated the fact that she is now in, on delivering Valentine Chineto Ozigbo the candidate of PDP, as the next governor of Anambra state come 6th November 2021. While inuguarating the state council, she charged them to ensure that they take the message of Ka Anambra Chawapu to the grassroots which is there primary responsibility in this election going forward.  She commended the leader of PDP in Anambra state, Sir Peter Obi for his large heart in ensuring that peace regined in the party. She also commended party leaders like Chief Chris Uba, Senator Annie Okonkwo and others whom she said are still leaders of the party. She however pleaded with the leaders of the PDP in


~ Constitutes Working Committees to discuss Proposed Actions Plans For the Anambra Progressives 20 years Developmental Roadmap. Anambra Progressives Development Union has kicked off their maiden International Summit with an opening session to constitute working Committees that will be saddled with the task of drawing up the “Anambra Progressives 20 Year Development Plan. The vision is for Anambra to be a leading investment destination with abundant economic opportunities, social inclusion, peace, security, improved quality of Education and life of its citizenry. The Anambra Progressives Development Roadmap is therefore a reflection of the quest by Anambra Progressives Forum to reposition Anambra state for greater heights as the Light of the Nation, with a strategic framework to realise a shared vision of Economic prosperity.  This plan will serve as a blueprint of strategies and actions that are planned to achieve the developmental aspirations of the state which will be dri