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Valentine Ozigbo, a Nigerian business mogul and philanthropist, has encouraged Nigerians and the people of Anambra State to show benevolence to the less fortunate in society.  Mr Ozigbo made the call on Saturday, December 25, 2021, in a Christmas message issued from his country home in Amesi, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.     Ozigbo, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, stated that Christmas symbolises the selfless, unconditional, and eternal love of Jesus Christ, which he encouraged everyone to emulate.   "As we mark this year's yuletide celebration, let us spread love, glad tidings, and happiness among one another," Ozigbo, one of Nigeria's most recognisable philanthropists, said.   "I also pray that this year's celebration brings blessings, fulfilled dreams and unlimited joy to you and your households.  Ozigbo further urged Nigerians to stay safe as they go about their Christmas celebrations, wi

Uzodimma: Christmas is period to spread love to neighbours

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has urged Christians to use the period  of Christmas to do some spiritual reflection on the reason for the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ rather than the notion that it is a time for merry making only. He also said those who reduce the Christmas period to just a mere time of merriment based on the mundane things of the world may not know how much they have relegated the essence which includes sharing of love to our neighbours. Governor Uzodimma spoke on Thursday at the 2021 Christmas Carol held at the Government House Chapel Owerri. In a statement by Governor Uzodimma's Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku on the ocassion of Christmas, the Governor urged Imo people and residents to use the season to spread love to their neighbours. The Governor also noted that "there no better time to praise God than now that we are expecting the birth of our Redeemer, our Lord, Jesus Christ." The Governor said: "At this tim


- REJOICE, THERE IS HOPE FOR A PROSPEROUS IMO. The All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo State chapter ably led by Hon  Macdonald K. Ebere, PhD, KSJI, heartily felicitate with the resilient and enterpring people of Imo State on the occasion of the commemoration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. The significance of the season teaches us the virtues of kindness, love, unity, peace, charity and sacrifice, which the life and times of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ epitomizes. As we reflect on the year 2021, we are not unmindful of the unimaginable health and security challenges that bedeviled our dear state in particular and the nation, Nigeria in general, which we have been to overcome through uncommon unity of purpose, love for one another and above all, the grace of God almighty. Our party celebrates the undying and unrelenting Imo spirit demonstrated by our people in the face of these unwarranted provocations, while remaining steadfast in your support to the APC led shared prospe


2019 general election will forever remain fresh in the minds of Imolites, the year God surfaced and manifested himself as the alpha and Omega. An election that saw to the total liberation of Imo State from undue and unjust treatment from people meant to protect her. If there is one thing Imolites will always be grateful for, it's the fact that Rochas Okorocha didn't succeed in installing his son in-law as the Governor of Imo state.  When Hope Uzodimma became the governor 7 months after the election, I was scared seeing those that milked Imo dry all around him. I was very skeptical about the union, little did I know that Hope Uzodimma will never trade Imo state on the altar of temporal political friendship. One may be surprised about the political reunion of Emeka Ihedioha and Rochas okorocha, but am not. It's a reunion that can be best described as reunion of bitter losers. A reunion of one who feels that Sen. Hope Uzodimma took what's meant for him even after erroneous

Electoral Act: Senate makes a U-turn, Fails To Override President’s veto

Despite earlier threat, the Senate on Wednesday failed to override the President’s veto on the 2010 Electoral Act (amendments) Bill 2021. The red chamber made the u-turn when members emerged from a 40-minute closed session. The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, explained after the executive session that the upper chamber had decided to consult with members of the House of Representatives on the matter. He said since the House had gone on recess and the constitution prescribes that both chambers should take a joint decision on the matter, it would be proper for them to wait till January before any action could be taken. Lawan also said the Senate in the closed session agreed that members should consult with their constituencies who are critical stakeholders in the electoral process. The Senate had on Tuesday, adjourned plenary till today (Wednesday), to enable them to override the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the 2010 Electoral Act (amendments) Bill 2021. An

Electoral Bill: Senators go into closed door

  SENATORS have dissolved into a closed-door session to deliberate on the letter of President Muhammadu Buhari and take a position on the withholding of assent to the 2021 Electoral Act Amendment bill. Soon after the Senate resumed plenary Wednesday, the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan at 10.36 called for an Executive session. Apparently out to override President Buhari’s veto on the Electoral Act Amendment bill, the machines at the hallowed Chamber have already been tested to ascertain whether or not they are working and the board showed clearly that the machines are in good order. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday written the Senate and the House of Representatives, withholding assent to the 2021 Electoral Act Amendment bill that was passed by the National Assembly. President Buhari in the letter withheld assent to the bill citing the imposition of Direct primaries as approved by the National Assembly, the National Assembly for picking candidates by political par

APC, Uba appeals FHC judgment; files 8 grounds of appeal over primary in Anambra

... Ask Court to set aside the judgement for lack of merit and jurisdiction ... Insist Ekwo's arrogation of jurisdiction to his court was in error  The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate in the November 6 Anambra governoship election, Senator Andy Uba, have formally filed 8 grounds of appeal against the judgement of an Abuja Federal High Court delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo to the effect that APC had no candidate in the November 6 election.* The appeal filed on 21st December 2021 was predicated on 8 grounds; principal of which was that Justice Ekwo erred in his verdict on APC primary and Andy Uba as the candidate of the party. One of the 8 grounds of appeal dwelt on the issue of lack of territorial jurisdiction by Justice Ekwo’s division of the High Court. There is enough evidence for the appeal to succeed as Justice Ekwo should not have proceeded with the matter in the first place since his court lacked territorial jurisdiction to entertain the matter

DG Hope New Media, Paul Ezeafurukwe Inducted As Medical Doctor

Few days ago, IMSU College of Medicine graduated medical doctors among whom is one of the stunch media gurus of Senator Hope Uzodinma, the DG HOPE NEW MEDIA, Paul EZEAFURUKWE as a Doctor in the media industry. However, it is said that to everything that has a beginning under the sun must definitely have an end. December 17th, 2021 will always remain indelible in the hearts of many as Doctors from Imo State University Owerri after 10 years of their educational pursuit tool the Hippocratic oath. One of such doctors that took the oat and was inducted into the Medical Association, is Dr Paul Ezeafurukwe, who is an outstanding personality and a goal getter in the person, who as well doubles as the Director General of Hope New Media Centre. There no gain saying the fact that Dr. Paul has shown great commitment, perseverance, patience and zeal while as a student. Combining academics and the job of an image maker for the State Government seems to be two parallel lines but it took the courage a


The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of  two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to the next rank of Deputy Inspectors-General; it also approved the promotion of six Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and the elevation of seventeen Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners of Police. The Commission also approved the promotion of twenty four Assistant Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Deputy Commissioners of Police; forty nine Chief Superintendents of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioners. It also endorsed the elevation of seventy four Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents and eight hundred and sixty six Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents. The Commission took these decisions at its 13th Plenary Meeting which held in Abuja on Monday, December 20th and Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 before it adjourned to January 2022 to continue with further deliberations. It also during the meeting


Imo State government through one of her agencies Owerri Capital Development Authority, OCDA, launched  "Operation reclaim the streets of Owerri Capital Territory from shanties", on Tuesday. Leading his team on a long campaign road walk, the  Special Adviser and General Manager of the agency, Engr Francis Chukwu, visited major streets of the city, they include; Hospital junction Ph road, World bank roundabout,Dream land junction,Control Post junction,Douglas, Wetheral road, Emmanuel College junction,Naze number one bus stop,Imsu junction and  Akwakuma junction.  He appealed to occupants of Shanties and street traders to relocate to designated approved markets by the State government on or before 10th January, 2022, while opining  that failure to do this will result to the agency taking drastic measures in restoring sanity on the streets. Engr.  Chukwu noted that his OCDA led Administration is one that operates with a human face, adding that the awareness campaign has become ne

APC constitutes convention committees

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced its resolve to set up budget and other committees ahead of its February national convention. Addressing newsmen at the end of a meeting that the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party held at the APC National Secretariat on Monday in Abuja, Secretary of the Committee, Sen Akpanudoedehe, said the committee also reviewed its activities in the last one year.   The top echelon of the APC had recently met with President Muhammadu at the State House in Abuja, where it was resolved that the party’s convention would be held in February, but no specific date was agreed upon. The meeting of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee also failed to announced a specific date for the convention. Akpanudoedehe said, “The APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) at its 18th regular meeting on Monday 20th December, 2021 at the party’s national secretariat (Buhari House) reviewed its activitie

Anambra Gov't Demolish Our Property's Again, Onitsha Youths cries out

From Karen James   The least has not been heard as the Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano, Chief Judge of Anambra state, Justice Anyachebelu are neck deep in a land grabbing mess with the Okposieke Family of Onitsha community of Anambra state ably represented by Hon. Harold Ekwerekwu a member of the Okposieke family. In a press interview with Barr. Harold Ekwerekwu, he said that the Anambra state Governor Willie Obiano, State Chief Judge, Justice Anyachebelu authorized and oversees the illegal and malicious demolition of his property with full support of the Anambra state Government under strict order by Gov.WillieObiano. Speaking to news men at his office, Barr. Harold Ekwerekwu said that Gov.Willie Obiano, state chief judge, Justice Anyachebelu acted tyrannically on the 18th day of January, 2021 by personally supervising the demolition of his properties situated on the parcel of land known as No 10 B Residency Drive G.R.A. Onitsha. Accompanied by ADC to Anambra state Governor, Will


- Assures discreet and transparent investigations The Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigations into the alleged professional misconduct, abuse of office and extortion of Twenty-Two Million Naira worth of Bitcoin from some citizens in Lagos State, levelled against a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nwawe Cordelia and others, serving at the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Alagbon, Lagos. This follows the setting up of a Special Investigation Panel by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc to carryout a discreet and transparent investigation into the allegation.  This development has become imperative following the report making the rounds in the media alleging the involvement of the officers in the extortion of Twenty-Two Million Naira worth of Bitcoin from two young Nigerians, Morakinyo Tobiloba Peter and Yusuf Samson Dayo at gunpoint on July 14, 2021 while driving along the Ikoyi/Ajah Expressway, Lagos State.  Consequently, D


For the third time in a series, His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma engaged in an interactive session with the Imo State Civil Servants today, at the Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu's Square (RANKS) in appreciation of their dedication to duty and the productive output generated by their steadfastness to their responsibilities. Governor Hope Uzodimma expressed acknowledgement of the critical roles played by the civil service in the success of any Government and his commitment to the welfare of the civil servants at all times. His Excellency, went on to announce his approval of 100% 13th month salary to the civil servants effective this year and in the spirit of Christmas celebration, the Governor also approved the procurement and distribution of food items to every member of the civil service. This announcement threw the gathered crowd into jubilation as they chorused "Onwa" in admiration of the Governor's gesture.