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Valentine Ozigbo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearer in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, has received a hero's welcome upon his return to Anambra State after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) published his name as the authentic candidate of the party for the November 6 poll.  INEC had on Thursday, September 9, 2021, published Mr Ozigbo and Mrs Azuka Enemo as the PDP governorship and deputy governorship candidates after an Appeal Court sitting in Abuja ruled in his favour in a case brought before it by Senator Ugochukwu Uba, who falsely claimed to be the party's candidate despite failing to participate in the party's primary election held on June 26, 2021.  On his return to Anambra, hundreds of enthusiastic supporters welcomed Ozigbo to the state capital, Awka, singing songs of victory and waving the PDP flag.  In his address to the large crowd, Ozigbo described the Appeal Court judgement as "the beginning of a new era in Anambra St


PTD NUPENG agrees to move Tankers from bridgehead Onitsha. Demands Land for Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Anambra State. For three days now, Hon. Comr. Peter Nwosu, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Nupeng Petroleum and Union Matters has lead the Anambra State Delegation alongside Hon. Afam Mbanefo, The Honourable Commissioner for Transport at the National Headquarters of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Abuja with a view to prevail on the National Leadership of Petroleum Tanker Drivers of Nupeng (PTD NUPENG) to end their sanction meted against the South East zone in general and Anambra State in particular. For days now, the Petroleum Tanker Drivers had down their tools following an imbroglio with the Imo State Government which forced them to embark on strike in Imo State. The National Leadership of PTD NUPENG has however sanctioned all the South East States. The import of the sanction is that no Petroleum Tanker will deliver Petroleum products in

Increase in Fuel Price: Chairman NUPENG Anambra Chapter Calls for Calm

The Chairman of NUPENG Anambra state chapter, Chief Peter Nwosu, who also doubles as the SSA to Governor Willie Obiano on Petroleum matters has called for calm from the general public on the recent increase and scarcity of petroleum products in the state. He made this call on a telephone interview with our correspondent, in Nnewi yesterday while addressing some of the issues that brought about the development.  He said that " the problem is just artificial scarcity based on the problem the Union has with Imo state government, so it now affected Anambra, and the whole South East. We are on top of it now as we have started meeting with the governor in Abuja and we believe it will yeild positive results.  On the artificial hike by some members of the Union, Chief Nwosu said that a taskforce has been set up to fish out those who are cheating on the people by hiking the price of petroleum products. He however pleaded on them to stop the profiteering using there fellow Nigerians. He sai


......AS COURT OF APPEAL DISMISSES MOTION FOR STAY OF EXECUTION The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Thursday the 9th day of September 2021 dismissed the Applications for Stay of Execution filed by Counsel to Senator Ugochukwu Uba, Assam A. Assam SAN.  Recall that the Court of Appeal had on the 3rd day of September 2021 entered judgment in favour of Mr Valentine Ozigbo, wherein it set aside the Judgment of the High Court of Anambra State delivered by Justice O.A Nwabunike on the 19th of July 2021, and emphatically reaffirmed that Mr. Valentine Ozigbo is the duly nominated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the upcoming November 6th Governorship Election in Anambra State. Dissatisfied with the decision of the Court of Appeal, Senator Ugochukwu Uba through his lead Counsel Assam A. Assam SAN, filed applications at the Court of Appeal seeking a stay of the execution of the Court of Appeal judgment delivered on the 3rd of September 2021.  The two applications with Motion Nos


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the name of  Valentine Ozigbo as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 6 election in Anambra state. The national electoral body, in obedience to the order from the Court of Appeal granted on Friday, September 3, 2021 has now published the names of Mr Ozigbo and his running mate, Mrs Azuka Enemo as the governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the PDP.  Valentine Ozigbo, who is the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, which followed the inauguration of a 179-person National Campaign Council for the election by the main opposition party on Thursday.  The event which held at the headquarters of the PDP, at Wadata Plaza in Abuja had in attendance eleven PDP governors including Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State who is the Vice Chairman of the National Campaign Council for the Anambra Poll; Governor Aminu Tambuwal, the Governor of Sokoto Sta

Buhari Visit: Dr. Uzoma Obiyo Commends Senator Uzodinma On His Leadership Qualities

As Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria visits Imo State on a state working visit, a chieftain of the ruling party, an entrepreneur and illustrious son of Imo State, Dr. Uzoma Obiyo has commended Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma, Executive Governor of Imo State on this historical visit of Mr. President. President Buhari, who will be the first sitting president to visit Imo State on a working visit since the past 12 years is expected to commission numerous projects built by 3R Shared Prosperity Government led by Senator Hope Uzodinma. While addressing some stakeholders in the state preparatory to Mr. President's visit, Dr. Obiyo extolled Senator Uzodinma's achievements in the less than two years he is governor. Hear Dr. Obiyo:  "in less than two years in office, our governor has succeeded in curbing vehicular traffic congestion in Owerri City Centre through the provision of modern interchange overs at major j

Mamoth Crowd as Buhari commissions projects in Imo

Despite the heavy presence of security operatives in every part of Owerri, the Imo State capital, a mammoth crowd was witnessed who in turn received President Muhammadu Buhari during his one-day working visit to Imo State on Thursday. Our correspondent who is in Owerri the Imo state capital however gathered that President Muhammad Buhari has already commissioned projects such as Nekede Road, Egbeada Bypass, Balloon drainage system and New Exco Chamber and Lounge in the State.  The President who flew into the heartland city of Owerri from Abuja on Thursday morning is expected to has proceeded to a town hall meeting with Southeast leaders on the best possible ways to stop the incessant killings in the zone.  President Muhammad Buhari while commisioning the projects in Owerri at the Egbeada Bypass in Owerri North Local Government Area, Buhari commended Governor Hope Uzodinma for his proactiveness towards governance and promised to ensure that whatever that is needed to continue in the dev


By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones As we are all aware, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, shall be in Imo on official working visit on the 9th of September, 2021. The President's visit to Imo is his first working visit to the State since taking office in 2015 and the first time the State is hosting a President on working visit since 2009.  This visit is especially significant given the recent communication from the governor of Imo State, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, to the effect that the President is coming to put final seals on some strategic federal government interventions and partnerships which the Imo State government has agreed with the Federal Government. Also, a lineup of people oriented and audacious projects are scheduled to be unveiled and inaugurated for the use of Imo people and for our individual comfort, notwithstanding our political or social leanings. The President is a

Alleged plan to introduce open grazing in Anambra mischievous – Uba

Sen. Andy Uba’s Campaign Council (AUCC), says it is mischief for any person to allege that the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the Anambra November governorship poll, Andy Uba will introduce open grazing in the state, if elected governor. A statement by the Director General of AUCC, Chief Paul Chukwuma on Tuesday in Awka Anambra state capital, said that Uba had never at any time made such statement promising to establish open grazing in Anambra state, If voted in as a governor. It said that at no time did Uba make any utterance concerning establishing open grazing in the state and urged the public to disregard the mischief in its entirety. It stated that Uba had always said he was coming to liberate Anambra from retrogression and move it to a greater height for the benefit of all. “We have observed with concern the reports in social media purporting that Distinguished Sen. Andy Uba, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), has made promises of introd

Arewa Youths Forum warns Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha - Any attack on President Buhari and his entourage will be retaliated in the North

The Chairman of the Arewa Youths Forum Alhaji Adamu Garba has disclosed the availability of information linking the immediate past governor of Imo State Th Hon Emeka Ihedioha to clandestine plans toArewa Youths Forum warns Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha - Any attack on President Buhari and his entourage will be retaliated in the North attack and humiliate President Buhari in Imo State. Alhaji Garba in a statement in Abuja monitored by our correspondent revealed that the members of the Arewa community in Imo State has sent an SOS message to him on the heightened condemnation of the Presidential visit by persons closely connected with Ihedioha.  "If Ihedioha does not want northerners in Imo State,  then we don't want Southerners in the North, Garba warned. Speaking further Garba said, "we have our youths in Imo State who were born there. The report they sent us is very worrying on the undignified smearing of the person and office of President Mohammadu Buhari, and we will not hesit


By Levi Osuji Deception, recklessness and flagrant abuse of mental stability with falsehood and unbalanced statistics are the true definition of the opposition party - the PDP! In their desperation to cling on to the dwindling identity, they have continued to dissipate  the little energy that should have been channeled into resolving their internal crisis and possibly a rebrand. The ongoing infrastructural revolution of the Shared Prosperity administration of His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma continues to overwhelm their sense of reasoning as to what magic was applied to actualize all that had seemed impossible to them. They have however come to terms, the improved system of governance served on the people by the people's Governor.  Worried over the confirmed extinction of the PDP from the state, possibly from the nation, the Imo State PDP have resorted to feeding the populace with their characteristic propaganda, all in a bid to foist themselves on the people.


-PDP LESS OF AN OPPOSITION AND A PSEUDO- PARTY  It's out of respect for elders that I deemed it fit to respond to this referenced topic as written by one Ogu Bundu, a factional publicity secretary of the Mbutu social club of mbaise (PDP). As usual, I will try as much as I can to filter abusive words while driving home my points. However, it's expected that certain strong words would fly out inevitably owing to the falsehood propagated in the quoted content. It is rather absurd to continually contradicting oneself just to occupy a position in the media space. It's as well unfortunate that Ogu Bundu chose to surreptitiously feign ignorance of the duties, responsibilities and obligations of a Governor. The numerous unofficial and impotent international trips embarked upon by Hon. Emeka Ihedioha during his illegal occupation of Douglas House massages your ignorance, I guess! This obviously has transported you to a sphere where you repeatedly lie to yourself and your audience wi

PANEGYRIC for Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, MFR, KSC

_My family and I heartily rejoice with you on this auspicious occasion of celebrating your birth, Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo; a man of unquestionable and proven character, a stalwart of Nigeria political arena, a quintessential statesman, an established chieftain and a founding father of modern day, Imo._ _As you mark your 79th date of birth, it is on record that your advocacy has been engaging, bringing leaders of various sectors together in dialogue and providing solutions to developmental challenges of our home state and to Igbo race, as a resolute voice for Ndigbo and Nigeria. Immortality lies in how we are remembered and your deeds, my dear leader has immortalised you in the hearts of our people._ _Daddy, as you celebrate your 79th birthday, it is our prayer that you are rewarded with more good health, strength, blessings and joyful years. We pray that your life continues to be intentional in God's purpose, Amen._ _Happy birthday, Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo_ _Signed,_ _Dr. Uzoma C. Obiyo (K