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Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, a rare beckon of hope for Nigerian democracy.

  Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.  *Franklin D. Roosevelt*  Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, a rare beckon of hope for Nigerian democracy.  According to Chinua Achebe of blessed memory, “until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter”.  As we prepare for an election year in 2023, and as the life span of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration gradually comes to an end with the inevitable change of guard, negotiations have indeed reached advance stage, as everyone is expectant of who becomes the next President of Nigeria.  There is no gain saying the fact that Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state education presents a rare hope for Nigeria's democracy going by his acceptance all over the country.  Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the current minister of state for education born on 20th August, 1967, was called t

Uzodinma blames bombing of Obiozor's home on politicians

  Imo State Government has condemned the early morning raising of the home of the President General of Ohanaeze  Ndigbo, Prof George Obiozor by those it described as political bandits. In a statement he personally signed, the state GOVERNOR, Senator Hope Uzodinma regretted that desperate politicians who believe in violence were yet to sheath their swords inspite of repeated appeal to that effect. Uzodinma described the attack on the country home of Prof Obiozor as cowardly and height of desperation. He vowed that the government was already working in concert with security agencies to identify and punish the perpetrators. He bemoaned the incessant resort to violence in settling political differences by some politicians in the state, and warned that the government would no longer condone such banditry. According to him, The time of those who unleash this kind of mayhem in the state is over. We shall hunt them down to face the full weight of the law". Uzodinma wondered why the bandit

Obiano’s wife fights Bianca at Soludo’s inauguration.

Wife of the out-gone governor of Anambra State, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano today 17th of March 2022 engaged in a fight with Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, the wife of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.  Mrs Obiano who many said came set for a fight had approached Mrs Ojukwu at the front row of the event, where she was seated close to the out-gone governor, Chief Willie Obiano. It was gathered by our correspondent who was at Government House Awka said that she allegedly rained curses on her, causing Mrs Ojukwu to slap her, while she (Mrs Obiano) held and drew Ojukwu’s hair, before security operatives separated both women. Earlier, Mrs Obiano had been stopped at the gate, when her convoy attempted to use the main gate. She had come late for the event, while her husband had arrived much earlier, and had already inspected the guard of honour, and the swearing in ritual for the new Governor was ongoing. A barricade at the expressway, leading into the government house was locked with keys, while M

Uzodimma fulfills pledge to sponsor brilliant student abroad for studies

Imo state  government has fulfilled its pledge to sponsor a  student from the state to any University of her choice after she recorded 9 As in last year's SSSCE examination. The girl, Miss Confidence Chinasa Nwaozuzu from Amuzari in Isiala Mbano LG of the state secured admission to study medicine in Georgia University,Eastern Europe. Apart from her tuition and accommodation the state governor Sen Hope Uzodimma, yesterday, paid for other expenses that would make her studies smooth.  A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Emelumba,  said the governor fulfilled the scholarship pledge to encourage other brilliant Imo students to excel in their studies. Emelumba recalled that when Uzodimma heard of Nwaozuzu's exploits in the WAEC examination,he immediately invited her to Government House to celebrate her as a pride of the state. "The governor was very excited and he promised to train her in any University of her choice whether in Nigeria or abr

2023: APC remains the party to beat - Uzodimma

~ "You must be a Pan-Nigerian and believe in Nigeria to want to President of Nigeria" - Hope Uzodimma The Governor of Imo State, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma has declared that the APC will hold the ace in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election. Speaking on an interview with Channels TV, Uzodimma said APC remains the party to beat  and that there is nobody that the opposition PDP will put forward that the APC will not defeat. "Today, whether you like it or not, the party to beat remains the APC. I come from the Southeast and since after the civil war, the only gateway out of the Southeast and entire Eastern Nigeria was the old Niger bridge. Government after government came, made promises and paid lip service to those promises. Right from 1979 to 1983 (2nd Republic), we were promised the 2nd Niger bridge. From 1999 to 2007, we were promised the same Niger bridge not until 2015 when PMB came, and as I speak over N300Bn has put into that project and only last week

Prepare to Go to Jail after 2023 Election - Ohanaeze Youths To Governors' Forum

  ...Says Governors are responsible for crimes against humanity  The Apex Socio-cultural youth organization of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has sternly warned the Nigeria Governors Forum under the leadership of Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State to steer- clear from the forthcoming 2023 presidential election. Speaking to newsmen at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, on Sunday, March 13, 2023, the National President of Ohanaeze Youth Council and Spokesman of Indigenous Ethnic Youth Leaders of Nigeria, Comrade Igboayaka O Igboayaka, frowned at what he bluntly described as "the over ambitious political mentality of the failed Governors in Nigeria since 1999. This followed a report credited to Dirisu Yakubu, a Vanguard Correspondent in Abuja, on Saturday, March 12, 2022, stating that "Nigerian Governors' Forums of All Progressives Congress, APC and People's Democratic Party, PDP have been meeting and consulting on producing the Pr

South East: Give security utmost priority - Chief Simon Okeke

The former chairman of Police Service Commission(PSC) Chief Simon Okeke on Thursday advised security agencies in the South East to give utmost priority to security in the South East to help curb down on the incessant attacks on people of the South East.  Chief Okeke during an interactive session with journalists at his Akatar Lodge residence in Amichi,  Nnewi South Local Government Area, said that "without security, the South East will not be attractive to investors, as many businesses have relocated from the South East to other areas of Nigeria, where there funds are safe. He said, "as a matter of fact that many people especially the affluent ones are relocating out of the state with their investments because of the current wave of insecurity in South East in general.  “Anambra was one of the safest states in Nigeria, Gov Willie Obiano even got an award for being the best security conscious Goverment. Unfortunately, things are returning to the old ways. Last year several pol