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ThisDay disowns fake digital Blackmail targeted at Imo governor

Thisday Newspaper, a National Newspaper in Nigeria well known and reputed for good journalism has lived up to its billing by issuing a press statement with regards to the fake news publication targeted at tarnishing the image of Senator Hope Uzodinma, the Imo state. The release made avaliable to newsmen reads thus "The attention of the Management of THISDAY has been drawn to a fake version of our digital edition making the rounds on some social media platforms. With the headline: “Shocking: Uzodinma declares Free Marriage Between Fulani Settlers and Imo Ladies”, this fake version of our digital edition is being circulated on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media platforms.   "We wish to state that THISDAY at no time published the said story. Our lead story on Friday, August 27 was, “Buhari Elated as NNPC Breaks Jinx, Declares N287bn Profit, First in 44 Years”. Sadly, these merchants of fake news have chosen to leverage on the credibility and integrity of THISD

Nwajiuba Inspects,TVET, STEM programmes in Ilorin.

In continuation of the support for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)& Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics  (STEM)programmes, the Honorable Minister of State Education,Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba  was in Ilorin, capital of Kwara State to inspect work done by our young women, on the TVET and STEM programmes of the federal ministry of education. The centre visited was the Queen Elizabeth Girls Secondary School, Ilorin.  The Honorable Minister used the opportunity to  drum for more support for women to develop economic and life  changing skills that will enable them become active participants and contributors to the Nigerian economy.  He stressed that, gone are the days when women are relegated to just domestic duties, and stated that with the right skills, and women in the right places, the future for Nigeria absolutely looks bright.  He also commended the of the Principal, Mrs Sirika Lawal as well as the students, staff and management of


The Honourable Minister of State for Education Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has undertaken the supervision of the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) at Federal Science and Technical College Uyo the Akwa Ibom State Capital. Performing the supervision exercise, the Honourable Minister commended the conduct of the external examination and called for cooperation between stakeholders in the Education Sector for optimal productivity all levels of academics. Earlier while receiving the Honourable Minister to FSTC Uyo, the Principal of the College Mrs. Gogo Dinah expressed delight at the visit of the Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and assured of their commitment to give in their best in the educational Sector. The Honourable Minister was accompanied on the supervision exercise by officials from WAEC Zonal office in Uyo. #YoungNigerianVoicesMedia


Valentine Ozigbo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearer in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, has congratulated the people of Anambra State on the state's 30th anniversary, assuring of his readiness to lead Anambra state into her next decade.  With its capital in Awka, Anambra is one of the nine states created on August 27, 1991, by the administration of former military President Ibrahim Babangida. The state was carved out of the old Anambra State, which included what is now Enugu State.  In a statement issued from his Udoka Housing Estate Campaign Office, Awka, on Friday, August 27, 2021, Ozigbo expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for "his many mercies to our dear state". The respected business mogul also expressed optimism about the future of the state.  Ozigbo, a grassroots favourite in the race for the governorship, applauded Anambra's past leaders for their contribution to developing the southeastern state. He stressed the urgent nee


Our attention has been drawn to an old report published on Sahara Reporters, an online media outlet,  notoriously known  for publishing controversial stories, purporting a certificate forgery allegation against the good person of Distinguished Senator Andy Uba, the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate for the  November 6, Anambra governorship election. Ordinarily, the Andy Uba Campaign Council (AUCC), would have chosen to remain silent, and not dignify authors of the rehashed fake news with a response, but we are also conscious of the fact that false and fake news are specifically targeted at the public; voting public, in this instance, the good people of Anambra, who may be deceived, and hence, swayed by what is an outright fabrication. As a responsible campaign organisation, and as it is in keeping with our avowed commitment to keep the good people of Anambra abreast with needed clarifications on Andy Uba's campaign to emerge as governor, by God's grace, in November, we


Ndi be anyi.   We all were amazed watching the factional candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the governorship election billed to hold November 6th; when he came out, unprovoked, to cast aspersions on academic qualifications of the  candidates of other political parties in the contest. In line with *GosimKamfunanya* mantra, the Distingushed Senator Dr Ifeanyi Ubah took it upon himself to expose the hypocrisy that has been the lot of (this) APGA government in the past 16years, from continuing, by throwing challenge to Professor Soludo to put his money where his mouth is.  One thought that the Professor would have seized the opportunity presented by the challenge thrown at him, to take the man he derides, as having "questionable" NECO, to the cleaners by not only presenting his Manifesto to Ndi-Anambra, but also schooling the Distingushed Senator on the rudiments of governance in a peculiar commercial State like Anambra; but alas that remains not the case.

Anambra 2021: Governor Ikpeazu Chairs National Campaign Council For PDP.

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has, named Governor of Abia state, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as the Chairman of the National Campaign Council For the Anambra Gubernatorial election. PDD with this has once again, demonstrated its resolve to win the upcoming November election governorship in Anambra State by announcing a power-packed National Campaign Council to support the candidacy of its flag-bearer, Valentine Ozigbo. In a statement issued on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, the party announced that its National Working Committee (NWC) had approved the appointment of the 145-strong team for the assignment.    The Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu wasl named the Chairman of the Campaign Council while the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa will serve as the Deputy Chairman. A former Aviation Minister, Chief Osita Chidoka is to serve as the Secretary to the Council.    The PDP named 10 other


On the 28th day of June 2019, Chidi Nwopara of Vanguard Newspaper reported the outburst of the ousted PDP-led administration of Hon. Emeka Ihedioha on the inheritance of over N20b judgment debt from the Rochas Okorocha administration. Responding to that report, the then Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ndukwe Nnawuchi (SAN) expressed the pressure and embarrassment the administration was facing as a result of the judgment creditors drive to enforce judgements, orders and garnishee proceedings. These, he cried out, would hamper the smooth running of the administration. On 8th day of July 2019, in an interview with Daily Independent, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha cried out that every aspect of governance has been affected and made difficult by the over 150 garnishee orders amounting to N20b against the state government, as inherited from the Rochas Okorocha administration. In that interview, Special Adviser to the ousted Governor Emeka Ihedioha, stated the fact that mo

Appeal Court Enugu Adjourns Ruling Between Ozigbo, Uba case.

The Court of Appeal Enugu Division has today, Wednesday, August 25, 2021, adjourned its ruling on the appeal brought before it by Mr Valentine Ozigbo and the Peoples Democratic Party against Senator Ugochukwu Uba & two others.   Recall that on July 5, 2021, Senator Ugochukwu Uba, who did not participate in the PDP primary, instituted a suit against the PDP, its candidate, Valentine Ozigbo and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), wherein he challenged Ozigbo’s candidature for the November 6, 2021 governorship election. Barely 24 hours after Senator Uba instituted the suit, Justice Nwabunike curiously granted an ex parte injunction restraining INEC from carrying out their constitutional duty and also abridged the time within which the Defendants are legally obliged to file their defence from 42 days to only 3 days in violation of Order 16 Rule 1(2) of the Anambra State High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019. Despite the apparent hardship created by this strange ex p

Gov. Hope Uzodimma is shouldering the Burden of Recklessness from Past Administrations

It is easy to argue that a new Government inherits assets and liabilities. While we accept that government is a continuum, by no means should any responsibleGov. Hope Uzodimma is shouldering the Burden of Recklessness from Past Administrations  administration accept without any form of recourse or examination the reckless actions deliberately done by previous administrations especially that of Rochas Okorocha that was characterized by serial abuse of power and zero Respect for court rulings. The ensuing imbroglio in the state between Independent Petroleum marketers and the state government is another of the myriad problems created by Okorocha for the Imo State Government, and as at today, Imolites are bearing the brunt. This is wickedness and when we condemn the person of Okorocha and the style of his administration, it is from a broken heart. Before you rush to condemn Gov. Hope Uzodimma and his administration probably from what you think, as not taking prompt action, it is expedient

Your Voice is Critical to Our Nation's Survival - Obi to Bishops

  (L - R) PDP's Former Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi; Papal Nuncio to Nigeria, Antonio Guido Filipazzi and Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi at the 2nd Plenary of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria holding in Enugu. The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has urged the bishops, and by extension the leaders of the church, not to relent or be discouraged in constantly speaking out against the societal ills in the nation which, he said, are getting worse by the day.  Obi said this while addressing journalists after the Opening Mass for 2nd Plenary of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria held at Enugu. He explained that the challenges facing the nation were as a result of bad leadership which has fettered the nation over the years. Obi lamented that the leadership recruitment process in the country is faulty and has continued to produce political leaders who are not leading the country to the ri


Imo State Government yesterday dismissed as "infantile idiocy", allegations by the opposition PDP that Governor Hope Uzodinma has achieved nothing 18 months after he assumed office. It said only a blind man and those livid with jealousy and fixated with blackmail would fail to recognize the laudable achievements of the governor in the state. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Emelumba while reacting to a clip of a recent interview the PDP new media held with Osiza FM which was circulated in the social media,  noted that although most of the problems of the state were created by the opposition party which ruled the state for 13 years in this dispensation, Uzodinma has worked closely very hard to get the state working again. He said it was a barefaced lie and antiquated propaganda for PDP to claim that Imo has the worst road network, based on an unverified report of an online publication, whereas Uzodinma has built 46 roads and still counting. According to hi

Imo Goverment Asks Petroleum Marketers not to embark on there proposed strike.

Imo state government through it's Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Emelumba has asked petrolatum marketers in the state to sheathe the sword on their proposed planned strike. In a press release signed by the Commissioner, reads thus" Imo state government is aware of the plan by petroleum marketers in the state to embark upon a strike action from tomorrow, Tuesday, August 24, 2021.  Their grouse is an alleged refusal of the state government to obey a court judgment on payment of compensation to their member whose filling station at Orlu was demolished by the Rochas Okorocha's administration. The Commissioner stated that however, "the government has reasons to believe that there is more to the planned Strike than meets the eye. First the judgment itself was hidden from the current administration and no effort was made to dialogue with the government by the aggrieved member. He said Inspite of this, when the government found out about t

Anambra 2021: Between a Practicalist, Leeches and First Class Bully

  By Chukwuemerie Uduchukwu    Over the years, residents of Anambra State have suffered embarrassments and disappointments from successive regimes. Those regimes came on board with sugar-coated promises and deceived ndị Anambra to believe that they are the chosen ones that will liberate the state from poor physical and economic planning, and lack of policy implementation. The failure of those regimes began with their decision to appoint Transition Committee Chairmen to oversee the legislative and administrative affairs of various local government areas instead of allowing the people to elect their Councilors and Chairmen, thereby monopolizing the affairs of the local government which is the tier of government closer to the people and consequently, there was administrative failure at the grassroots.   As Anambrarians wallow through the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) government of Chief Willie Obiano, a regime they have been managing like Boko Haram Crises following rampant poor