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Disregard rumour of 4 days sit-at-home protest in South-East, says IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra has allayed fears that there will be four days sit-at-home protest in the South-East to mark Nnamdi Kanu appearances to court next week. In a statement by the Media and Publicity Secretary of the secessionist group, Emma Powerful, there would be only one sit at home observance on 18th of January in the area. The group said the decision to observe only one stay-at-home for its leader was in order not to compound the pains of the people of the area. Before, the statement, there were panic buying in most markets in the area following social media reports that there would be a four-day sit-at-home protest in the South-East next week from Monday to Thursday. The IPOB statement said,” Following our Leader’s upcoming court proceedings on the 18th, 19th and 20th of January 2022 next week, we wish to remind Biafrans that there will be only sit -at-home on 18th of January, and not 19th and 20th of January. In keeping with our avowed solidarity with our Leader, the


  ...IT HAS BEEN TWO YEARS OF UNPRECEDENTED GOOD GOVERNANCE, INFRASTRUCTURAL REVOLUTION, RESTORATION OF HOPE, SHARED PROSPERITY  The All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo State chapter led by the focused and determined Macdonald K. Ebere, PhD, KSJI, congratulates His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma as he marks two years in office as Governor of Imo State on Saturday January 15, 2022. Without doubt, it has been two years of massive accomplishments on all sectors and much in synch with the manifesto of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), which substantially influenced the resolve of Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma to give Imo people purposeful, inclusive and transparent governance. The massive infrastructural development and transformation of the State, which include construction of 46 roads, recovery of K.O. Mbadiwe University, rural infrastructural development, paying off debts incurred by previous administrations, recovery of Imo State assets approp


The Senator representing the good people if Okigwe Senatorial District, Senator Frank Ibezim has felicated with His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodinma on his 2 years aniversary in office. In a press release made avaliable to newsmen in Owerri, the Okigwe Senatorial District Senator, said that " I, Distinguished Senator Frank Chukwuma Ibezim, on behalf of myself, family and peace loving people of Imo North Senatorial District, most heartily convey our warm felicitation to the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, on the second anniversary of his governorship of our dear state. He remembered however, with great nostalgia the event of the swearing in of His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodinma and his  inaugural speech on that 15th  day of January, 2020  before a mammoth crowd at the then Heroes Square, Owerri. He said that the center of Governor Hope Uzodinma's speech on that fateful day was the promise to reconstruct, recover and rehabilitate the state and her economy in an a


Today the 14th of January, is no doubt a day Imolites would continue to remember with happiness and thanks to God Almighty for the liberation of imo State. On this day two years ago, the Supreme Court of Nigeria gave the landmark judgement that saw Governor Hope Uzodimma reclaim his stolen mandate from the opposition Imo PDP. So far, Imo State has witnessed tremendous changes in every sector of the state.In infrastructure, Imo is toping the chart in South east , the health sector has been revived , civil service repackaged to be more productive, and security of the state energized to see to the protection of lives and properties. The 3R agenda has been of greater benefits to imo people, illegally acquired lands are been recovered and handed over to the legal owners , looted government properties are not left out in the recovery revolution. Governor Hope Uzodimma has shown commitment and capacity in the last two years, no doubt the remaining years would be a date with Imo people, as the

UNESCO Ambassador visits Nwajiuba calls for consolidation on achievements recorded so far.

The Honorable Minister of State Education, today had in audience the ambassador of Nigeria to UNESCO, Hajia Hajo Sani who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.  Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba was delighted to have the Ambassador visit,while commending her for her effective representation at the global body, especially on issues relating to education. The Honorable Minister hoped that there will be a consolidation on achievements made so far, towards putting Nigeria on the world map.


National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu has described former Minister of Aviation, Ambassador Kema Chikwe as a persistent advocate of good governance in Nigeria, adding that her 75th birthday celebration is evidence of her goodwill to humanity. Anyanwu expresses hope that Amb. Chikwe’s contributions in both national and local politics will remain evergreen in the minds of people, describing her approach to life as unique, exceptional and unequaled. According to him, “at 75, Amb Kema Chikwe has become a role model, a political rallying point, astute politician of modern design with sound moral, fair, objective, committed, meticulous, liberal and most importantly, open hearted” “Her style of politics represents that of a passionate mother who thinks first for people around her, the environment she finds herself and the younger generation before her personal desires. She is a mother-figure whose daily interest is how to bring lasting peace

Make short term plans to balance budgets, economist urges FG

An economist, Mr Tope Fasua, has urged the Federal Government to make short and medium term plans to balance the country’s annual budgets and even achieve budget surplus. Fasua, the Chief Executive Officer of an Abuja based consultancy firm gave the suggestion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. He commended the Federal Government for proposing the budget of N17.1trillion, adding that it was a step to the right direction. “It is commendable that government is responding to suggestions that our annual budgets should be larger. Considering per capita, and in view of devaluation of the Naira, N17.1trillion is still not enough but it is a step towards the tight direction. “The government should be thinking of balancing the budget at some point and have surplus budget at some point,” he said. Fasua urged the Federal Government to take concrete steps to boost its revenue generation so as to reduce budget deficits. He commended the idea of mandating reven

Children Trapped In Collapsed Church Building In Delta

An unconfirmed number of children are said to be trapped in the rubble of a building which collapsed in Okpanam, Oshimili North LGA, Delta state, on Tuesday. The building, said to house the Salvation Ministries branch in the area, collapsed while worshippers were holding a service. In several videos which have gone viral, some persons, including children, have been rescued. Officials of the Red Cross, fire service, and security agencies are still on the ground as rescue operations continue. A bulldozer is also at the scene digging through the rubble. Some of the worshippers, passersby and sympathisers could be heard praying and crying. Edafe Bright, Delta state police spokesman, who confirmed the incident to TheCable, said 18 persons have so far been rescued. “We just left the scene now. Eighteen people so far have been rescued and so far, there is no recorded death,” he said.

Super Eagles displayed Nigerian fighting spirit to defeat Egypt” – Amaraizu

A football administrator, Ebere Amaraizu, says the Super Eagles displayed Nigerian fighting spirit in defeating the Pharaohs of Egypt at the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Amaraizu, who is a Director in the Nigerian Nationwide League One (NLO), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Tuesday that the Super Eagles have started on “a good footing”. NAN reports that the match ended 1 – 0 in favour of the Super Eagles; through a goal scored at the 30th minute of play by its forward, Kelechi Iheanacho. The administrator, however, urged them not to lose focus on more games ahead. “The Super Eagles have made our day as Nigerians. We congratulate them and other fellow Nigerians. “In the match, the national team displayed the Nigerian spirit of not ever giving up and we are proud of them. “However, it is not yet uhuru for a wide spread celebration since we have lots of matches ahead and this is only the first match. “They should put more seriousness in other upcoming mat

Shonekan: Nigeria has lost true nationalist, says Bello

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed shock over the death of a former Nigerian President, Chief Ernest Shonekan, saying that Nigeria has lost a true nationalist and political colossus. Bello expressed his condolences in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Onogwu Muhammed, on Tuesday in Lokoja. Describing Shonekan as a true statesman and one of the leading forces in the restoration of peace and unity in the country, Bello said that Shonekan would be missed greatly by Nigerians. “The former interim head of state contributed immensely to the unity, progress and political developments of the country. “Shonekan will be remembered for his intervention in the release of political prisoners detained by the military government within his three months in office. “He worked to ensure the unity of the country more along ethnic and political lines. “Shonekan as a strong leader always spoke truth to power and was passionate about national interest.” Bello condoled with the family and rel

Edo govt announces school's resumption, insists on closure of Idogbo secondary school

The Edo State Government has announced Monday 10th January 2022 as the resumption date for all primary and secondary schools in the state.  In a statement, Permanent Secretary, Edo State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Stella-Maris Imasuen, said parents/guardians are to ensure that all relevant learning materials are provided for their children/wards. She however noted that Idogbo secondary school remains closed till further notice. Imasuen stated, “This is to inform principals, Primary School Heads, Proprietors of private schools, Parents/Guardians and the general public that all schools: primary and secondary (public and private) in Edo State resume for the second term of 2021/2022 on Monday 10th January 2022.  “However, Idogbo secondary school, Idogbo remains closed till further notice.” “Parents/Guardians are to ensure that their children/wards have relevant learning materials necessary for learning before coming to school,” she charged.


...DAN NWAFOR IS FAKE, NOT MEMBER OF APC The All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo State chapter under the competent leadership of Hon  Macdonald K. Ebere, PhD, KSJI, describes as vile, repulsive, childish and foolish, a press release by one Michael Anyanwu, (which apparently is a pseudo name as such name does not exist in the records of the APC Imo State chapter), laying provocative and false claim to the leadership of the party in the State for one Dan Nwafor. Though worthless and not deserving of our response, but for clarification purposes and the benefits of our teaming members we want to make it manifestly clear that the APC in Imo State has no two chairmen. We do not have two factions either. Imo State APC is one united family held under one article of faith, and ably led by our indefatigable nay visionary Hon. Macdonald Ebere, as chairman and His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, as the leader. It is important to inform the general public, esteemed party faithful a


In what seemed like an intercontinental carnival, the people of Imo State and visitors alike, trooped into the city of Owerri and environs in celebration of the yuletide. Prior to the holidays, the opposition in the State had vigorously campaigned against the State, urging Imolites and tourists not to visit the State for whatever reasons as their security wouldn't be guaranteed.  But then, upon the assurance of safety and protection by the People's Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, Imolites and tourists disregarded the unpatriotic call and came to Imo in their numbers. Evidently, all domestic flights inbound Owerri were fully booked as from December 15th 2021 through to the New Year. At the moment, all outbound are fully booked up on till next week as visitors and Ndi Imo in Diaspora return back to their bases. Hoteliers and road transporters are having a swell time with massive patronage as was the case of Imo of yester years. These are products of the intelligence based  approach

Global Association of Concerned Imo Youths (GACIY) writes Uzodinma

.......Asks him to Drag Emeka Ihedioha to Court The converner of Global Association of Concerned Imo Youths (GACIY) Collins Ughalaa has written open letter to the executive Governor of Imo State H. E Senator Hope Uzodinma asking him to drag Emeka Ihedioha to Court over his unguarded utterances lately.  In a press release made avaliable to newsmen in Owerri the group said that " Recent utterances of a former Government House squatter, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, have constrained us to request your prompt action, Sir, before lunatics take over the asylum."  The group said that "At the PDP'S Secretariat on Wednesday 5 January 2022, Emeka, despite knowing them to be false, pronounced the following words before an excitable audience: “When I became Governor, we promised Imo people LGA autonomy and we did it, we ensured prompt payment of salaries and pensions, we revived agriculture in the state, our IGR recorded a major boost, we improved the rating of Imo State in terms of ease-