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Unknown gunmen strike again in Ukpor

A large number of gunmem in the early hours of Saturday swooped on Umudiji Umuohama village Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Goverment Area of Anambra State. A Special Adviser to the former chairman of Nnewi South council area, Hon. Uzozie Chukwujekwu was abducted from his house and his only son was shot in the stomach. The abducted person is a member of St Andrew's Church Umuohama Ukpor. A source who pleaded for anonymity said that the incident happened around 12 midnight noting that the rampaging gunmem shot their way into the compound. He claimed that the gunmem were enraged because Hon Chukwujekwu did not willingly open the gate for them until they forced their way into the family compound. The only son who was said to be fatally shot in the belly was said to have been rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he is receiving treatment. Meanwhile, the members of St Andrew's Church Umuohama Ukpor have organised special prayers for the release of Hon Chukwujekwu and quick recovery of

Gunmen threat: Soludo assures Anambra residents of safety

The Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has told the people of the state not to panic over gunmen’s threat to attack local government areas in the state. Soludo described the “anonymous” letter as a tool intended to create tension and fear among the peace loving people of the state. In a statement on Wednesday signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime, the governor assured the people of the state and residents of adequate safety and protection as security agencies are jointly working round the clock with the state government to maintain law and order. The statement, titled, ‘Re: Threat of attack on 10 LGAs in Anambra State’, urged the people to go about their lawful businesses without any fear or molestation. It read in part, “The attention of the Government of Anambra State has been drawn to an anonymous threat letter being circulated in the state of a planned attack on 10 local government areas in the state. “According to the said letter, the listed local governm


The Anambra state government has replied the anonymous letter in circulation of an impending threat to LGAs in the state. In a press statement made available to newsmen through the Chief Press Secretary of Governor Charles Soludo, Christian Aburime said that, "The attention of the Government of Anambra State has been drawn to an anonymous threat letter being circulated in the state of a planned attack on ten (10) local government areas in the State. Continuing it read that "According to the said letter, the listed local government areas include; Ihiala, Aguata, Awka North, Nnewi South, Awka South, Idemili North, Idemili South, Orumba North, Orumba South and Anambra East." The anonymous letter no doubt is intended to create tension and fear among the peace loving people of the State. "The government assures the good people of Anambra State and residents of their safety and protection as Security Agencies are jointly working round the clock with government to maintain

Core Benefits of STEM Education

S-T-E-M is an acronym, that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The idea of educating students on curriculum based on these disciplines are regarded as STEM learning.  It was first introduced in 2001 by scientific administrators at the U.S National Science Foundation (NSF). Regarded as 21st Century Skills, STEM education helps students develop the soft skill that so many careers need; it encompasses hands-on and engaging subjects in our schools.  Non-STEM fields recruit graduates with STEM degrees because they possess skills that students from other areas have not developed. Despite all of this, STEM subjects scare many students because they perceive it as being too difficult and extremely tedious but this is not true. So many online platforms have come out providing STEM learning using technology to make them simpler to understand and readily available to those who need them.   In his presentation to the Education Department of the Economic Community of West

“I did not support the killing of Deborah Samuel”- Captain Jamil Abubakar

Captain Jamil Abubakar has denied supporting the brutal murder of Deborah Samuel, last week in Sokoto, as widely circulated in the media. He said his tweet on the issue was grossly misunderstood, mis-interpreted and given mischievous headlines by some unscrupulous elements. In a statement made available to our correspondent and signed by him, he said:  “My attention has been drawn to some publications, suggesting that Captain Jamil Abubakar is in support of the gruesome killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari college of Education Sokoto over alleged blasphemy, a lot of people read my tweets without understanding me. The headlines didn’t help either.  I have NEVER advocated for one’s life to be taken or people taking laws into their own hands”. “We would have chosen to ignore the twisted publication, but we are constrained to respond not only because of the sensitive nature of the matter, but also, to set the records straight.” The statement further maintained that: “It is


Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo sends his warm congratulatory greetings to former Nigeria goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala who attained the age of 71 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Governor Soludo commends Emmanuel Okala's heroic feats as one of Nigeria's outstanding goalkeepers who manned the goal for the Nigeria National football team between 1972 - 1980. The Governor recalls Okala's selfless service and exceptional patriotism to the nation adding that he was in the team that won the All-Africa Games football gold in Lagos in 1973. He was also part of the Green Eagles, now Super Eagles who won bronze at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana 1978. The squad also  finished as runners-up at the All-Africa Games in Algiers four months later. The Governor notes Okala's glorious moments came when he was named Africa's best goalkeeper by the Africa Sports Journalist Union in 1975. He was equally in the Rangers International FC squad that won the Africa Cup Winners' Cup in 1977. G


Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo has condemned in strong terms, the abduction of the member representing Aguata Constituency II at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye. The Governor also condemned the abduction of Hon. Okoye's Campaign Director, Mr. Cyril Chiegboka. They were both abducted on May 15, 2022. The Governor therefore called for their immediate release. Governor Soludo  however bemoaned the spate of insecurity across the State in recent times where innocent citizens have been attacked or killed, happening at a period when his government is already reaching out to critical stakeholders for the restoration of peace and security in the State. The Governor restates that, the current spike in cases of kidnapping and killing of innocent citizens undermines the sanctity of human lives and no one or group has the right to take human life with such gross impunity. Governor Soludo therefore sympathized with families of those who have directly or indirectly lost their

Dame Irene Okwuosa memorial hospital unveiled in Oraifite

  ....As Sunday Igboanuzuo donates 1 million to the hospital. Dame Irene Okwuosa memorial hospital, a world class medical facility was on the 12th of May 2022 officially opened to the general public by the Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation (SEOF) with support from the Voom Foundation USA.  In the his welcome address, Sir Emeka Okwuosa said that the hospital was built to the glory of God and in memory of his late mother, Dame Irene Nneka Okwuosa, who as a teacher was loved by many because of her and care gor people around her when she was alive. She said that the hospital was dedicated towards alleviating the sufferings of the people with challenging medical cases.  He however stressed that it did take, a substantial investment from Oilserv Group and the Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation (SEOF) with support from the Voom Foundation and other successful organizations whose aim and objective have been to give back to the community, Anambra and Nigeria, by offering the best sought for healthcare ser


Enugu electricity distribution company EEDC has lamented the destruction of it's Ogidi office by unidentified hoodlums masking under the pretence of freedom fighting.  In a press release made avaliable to newsmen through the Head of communicatios of the company Mr Emeka Ezeh says "In the early hours of today, Monday, 16th May, 2022, at about 1.45am, the Ogidi District of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) was set ablaze by unidentified criminal elements, leaving about 32 utility and operational vehicles all burnt, including other assets and equipment within the premises." The Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, relayed this development through a release issued today. Ezeh lamented that efforts made to reach the Anambra State Fire Service at the time to come and rescue the situation did not yield any positive result, leaving members of staff who were on ground to assist in salvaging the situation helpless, as they watched the office buildin


  A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Accountant General of the Federation to immediately halt the distribution of more than One trillion naira due to oil producing states pending the determination of the suit  before it. The Court, presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammad in an interim injunction held  that the distribution of the derivation funds without the indices of the Revenue, Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) was injurious to the applicant which is the Imo state government. The Imo state attorney general had in a suit No FHC/ABJ/CE/415/2022, against RMAFC and others challenged the distribution of the said funds without unambiguous indices by RMAFC as provided by, in Nigeria's Constitution. In his submission before the court, counsel to Imo State Government, Chief Olusola Oke argued on the need to protect his client pending the determination of the suit. After granting the exparte order, Justice Mohammed ordered that Imo state should joi