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Imo Government to Launch UNDP’s Economic Revitalization Support Programme on Monday

The Imo state government through the office of his Special Adviser  on Sustainable Development Goals and Humanitarian Services, Princess Christina Ude who is the Focal Person NSIPs Imo State, will on Monday the 11th of October, 2021,  launch the United Nations Development Economic Revitalization Support Programme. The UNDP’s Economic Revitalization Support Programme was created  to support selected vulnerable communities affected by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. The  intervention will support the reduction of risk and enhance the resilience of poor and vulnerable population who are at risk.  Uzodimma's Aide made this affirmation while briefing Announcer newspaper Correspondent Peter Dibia in her SDGs Office located at Akanchawa road New Owerri, Beside NTA office.  The event which will take place on Monday 11th, October, 2021 at Concorde hotel New Owerri Imo state, will be attended by top Government officials from both Imo and Abia States respectively, High-level representa


HIGHLIGHTS OF INEC EMERGENCY CONSULTATIVE MEETING WITH LEADERS OF POLITICAL PARTIES HELD ON FRIDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2021 Agenda: 1) Introductions 2) Welcome address by Hon, Chairman-INEC 3) Response By Chairman, IPAC 4) Anambra Governorship Election 5) AOB 6) Closing Welcome address by Hon, Chairman-INEC • INEC chairman welcomed and thanked leaders of political parties for finding time to attend the emergency meeting regardless of the short notice. He briefed the meeting on the preparedness of the commission to conduct the Anambra election scheduled for the 6th November 2021, Security Concerns and expressed sympathy for the kidnapped gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, as he personally took it upon himself to engage the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force for urgent and further intervention. • He disclosed that INEC has completed registration and regularization of voters in Anambra State, with a total number of 138,802 voters, either requesting transfers


  ..., Three feared dead. Three people , including an escapee from the Owerri Correctional Centre were feared dead  when soldiers clashed with  bunkers in Izombe area of Imo state. Two of those who allegedly lost their lives are believed to be soldiers.  The incident  occurred on Friday in Umu okwe, Aboshi, Izombe in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.  Vanguard gathered that it started  at about 12:30 pm,   and  created serious tension within the Izombe community and neighbouring communities.  The clash also claimed the life of one of the members of the community whose name was given as Obele, believed to be one of the  1800 inmates who were forcefully released  from the Owerri correctional centre early this year by gunmen  Vanguard was told that  trouble  started when some boys identified to be into oil theft had an encounter with the soldiers from where it allegedly resulted to burning of vehicles and houses.  Stories surrounding the incident, according to a source from the co


As Governor Obiano led administration winds down; the priority interest and key aspects of Industrialization becomes the talking point round the State especially as the abandoned promise on industrial revolution by the outgoing government remained unkempt, recording no growth. Ndi Anambra are on the look for a helmsman with the requisite experience, and political will to raise the tempo on industrialization to correlate with the GDP development of the State, nicknamed “Light of the Nation”. This is particularly imperative because it will increase the influx of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and impact on the economic growth of the state. Dr. Wilson Chidozie Nwankwo, AAC Gubernatorial Candidate is the man with the much needed blueprint on industrialization and diversification of the State’s economy. He is not a man of endless theorizing, of much talks, but one who believes in vision, strategy and actions. He is resolutely committed to the actualization of an industrial revolution and p

Gov. Uzodimma and the Magic wand.

  In spite of disturbances arising from economic down time occasioned by the Covid - 19 pandemic, to Youth restiveness nicknamed, "END SARS PROTESTS" and now the politically motivated insecurity and unrest, in Imo State, the man Uzodimma has not rested on his oars or give excuses and justifications. He went straight to the workshop where Imo was dumped by his predecessors, and has continued to up with strategies to confront the dire needs of the state.  The roads in Imo:- This sector yearned for attention for a very long time but suffered huge neglect by successive administrations but Uzodimma's Midas touch is being felt, currently, as roads in the State are getting a facelift, gradually but steadily.  Civil service:- This sector experienced so much decay and was in a near comatose situation until Gov. Uzodimma arrived. He quickly provided free buses to convey workers to and fro, daily, to ease the burden of transport fare on the workers. The digitalisation of the sector


Nigeria of today is sitting on a huge keg of unemployment gunpowder that may explode with dire consequences. Already, the effects of this unemployment crisis is manifesting in the form of increased insecurity across the land. Anambra State seems to be at the epicenter currently. This is a huge problem that is of utmost concern to Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo (Wichtech), the Governorship Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.  As a foremost entrepreneur and industrialist sitting on top of a conglomerate called Wichtech, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo fully understands that continuous emphasis on white collar employment will not bridge the huge unemployment gap in Anambra State because there’s simply no enough new white collar vacancies to absorb the thousands of new graduates from tertiary institutions that flood the labour market yearly in Anambra State alone.  The solution is therefore nestled in vocational education. That is why Dr. Chi


  ....... AS GOVERNOR IKPEAZU HOSTS VALENTINE OZIGBO Valentine Ozigbo, the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, was in Abia State on Sunday, October 3, 2021, as the PDP National Campaign Council for the Anambra guber election held a brainstorming session to strategise ahead of the November polls.  Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the Executive Governor of Abia State, who is the Chairman of the National Campaign Council, hosted the meeting at his Umuobiakwa Country Home in Obingwa Local Government Area of the State, where members of the sub-committees of the Council were announced.  Several PDP leaders attended the meeting, including Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, the Minority Leader of the Nigerian Senate; Chief Osita Chidoka, a former Aviation Minister who serves as the Secretary of National Campaign Council; Sir Ude Okochukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State; Mrs Laurentia Mallam, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees, among others. While

Insecurity: SaMBA requests Buhari as a matter of urgency to Identify and arrest sponsors of “unknown gunmen” in the South-east

The Southern and Middle-Belt Alliance (SaMBA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and all south-eastern governors to as matter of urgency identify and apprehend the sponsors of the “Unknown Gunmen” in the region.  Insecurity: SaMBA requests Buhari as a matter of urgency to Identify and arrest sponsors of “unknown gunmen” in the South-east The group in its statement issued on Monday and signed by its Spokesman, Prince Rwang Pam Jnr. appealed to President Buhari to take immediate steps to tackle the growing menace of violence in Anambra and the entire South-East region.   SaMBA whilst commending the Nigeria Army’s proactive action against insecurity as it plans to commence three security exercises nationwide code named ‘Golden Dawn, Enduring Peace and Still Water’, further advised the soldiers to conduct these exercise with restraint and respect the  human rights of civilians.   The statement reads, “Recent activities of the so-called “Unknown Gunmen” in Anambra state and the South-


-- as phase one has been completed and commissioned! There has been a misleading publication making rounds and painting the Government of Imo State and President Muhammadu Buhari in bad light with respect to the Nekede / Ihiagwa / Obinze road. For clarity sake, the road in question was awarded in phases and phase one has been completed and commissioned while construction work on the next phase (Phase Two) would commence after the rains and subsequently, the last phase. While the Government feels the hardship and pains experienced by the residents and road users at phases two and three of the road, it's improper and unpatriotic for anyone to falsely propagate that the Nekede / Ihiagwa / Obinze road has not received Government's attention. The reconstruction arm of the 3R Government has continued to improve on the state of our infrastructure and it would touch every corner. #HopeNewAndElectronicMediaCenter

2021 Teachers Day: Nwajiuba Celebrates with Nigerian Teachers

The Honorable Minister of State Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has led the celebration of World Teachers Day at the Eagle Square, in Abuja. This is to commeorate the celebration of World Teachers Day, a day marked out for teachers all over the world.  Accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education,  Arc Sonny Echono, Directors of the Federal Ministry of Education and Heads of Agencies and Parastatals of Education,on behalf of Mr President,  Muhammad Buhari, the Minister promised the government's commitment to consolidate on achievements so far towards the welfare of teachers. Prizes comprising of cars, buses and electronic home appliances worth millions of naira were given to deserving teachers and schools in both the public and private categories.

Imo PDP's False Alarm Caused Monday's Stampede in Owerri, GACIY alleges

  The panic mood in Owerri on Monday resulted from a false alarm by elements within the Imo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Global Association of Concerned Imo Youths (GACIY) has alleged.  There was a rumored presence of unknown gunmen in Owerri and news that gunshots were heard at some parts of the capital spread like wildfire between the hours of 11 and 12.  This caused residents to scamper for safety. Some businesses shut down while most public schools released their pupils and students. But GACIY in a statement on Tuesday said the alarm was false and blamed the opposition party for spreading it, an action, according to the group, put both the young and the old in harm's way.  Part of the statement signed by the group's convener, Collins Ughalaa, read: "We resolutely condemn the false alarm raised by elements of Imo PDP which threw Owerri into a stampede, mass hysteria, and panic around midday Monday Oct 4, 2021. "By spreading fake news tha

My Thoughts on the Situation in Southeast Nigeria

By Kingsley Moghalu  I was a child during the Nigerian Civil War but I have good memories of the destruction and death from the war itself and the death from kwashiokor of at least a million children who died of starvation. I remember the death of my uncle Godson, my father's youngest brother and a Biafran soldier, and the wailing anguish of my now late grandmother at his funeral. The lives and futures of so many brilliant young men and women wasted in a conflict not of their making.  Till tomorrow, I continue to believe that Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu's violent coup of January 1966 (which ultimately failed as it was suppressed) was a wrong move, because that's what started the violent phase of the Nigerian crisis (there was a political crisis already). But I believe Nzeogwu and his co-conspirators from various ethnic groups in our country acted alone. No one sent sent them, let alone Ndigbo. They were simply hot-headed and misguided soldiers in a time in Africa when the milita


A Non Governmental Association Group, Forum For Democractic Advocacy has stressed the need for Imo PDP to be called to order in the dissemination of fake news in the state. In a press release made avaliable to newsmen in Owerri, the group said that "the need has arisen for us to call to order Imo state PDP, to desist from their culture of hawking fake news and creating undue tension in the state.   The release further went on to state that "we are aware that IMO PDP has been sponsoring information that IPOB has been harming people and destroying life’s and properties in imo state."   "The aim of this fake news is to make imo state seem ungovernable and at war.  IMO PDP wants Nigerians to feel that this current state administration is to blame for the agitations of IPOB and hence IPOB is particularly aggrevied at imolites."  The group however maintained that it's instructive for them to dispel this narrative as it is dangerous for the peace and tranquility o