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Wike, Others In Madrid To Take Stand

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and his team travelled to Madrid,  Spain at the weekend to discuss the report of Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Wike was spotted at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa with Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Samuel Ortom (Benue). This newspaper gathered  that the PDP BOT had called on the national chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, to resign immediately after the 2023 general elections. A  PDP chieftain, Hon. Ogbonna Nwuke, had in an interview with newsmen said the PDP must address the complaints of Wike if it was sincere and wants peace to reign. Nwuke, who was a commissioner for information and communications in the state, told newsmen in Port Harcourt yesterday: “What we know is that if the PDP is sincere; if the PDP wants peace in its midst, if the PDP wants to run as a unit, then, they will address the complaints that have been put forward.” The former lawmaker stated that

Nigeria Will Be Worse Than Mali, Others If Nothing Changes – Sanusi

Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has warned that if Nigeria continues with the current trend of doing things in 2023, the country should expect a plunge in the worst insecurity like the situation in Mali and Burkina Faso. According to him, it will be tough for the next president who will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 due to the present negative state of the economy. Sanusi’s caveat as a guest speaker during the 7th edition of Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit (KadInvest7.0) held in Kaduna yesterday is coming just as presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Labour Party, Peter Obi, reeled out their plans for Nigerians on security and the economy. Sanusi advised those who would win elections in 2023 to take unpopular decisions once they enter office to salvage the economy. The former Emir said the situation where by the cost of servicing debt in Nigeria is more than reve

If Barcelona lose against Real, it is going to be mayhem.

Bad news for Barcelona, the two sides are neck and neck at the top of the table after an unbeaten start to a season that has seen them both drop just two points from a possible 24. Something's got to give and the clues as to where that is going to happen were there for all to see in their recent Champions League games. Real Madrid travelled to Warsaw to face Shakhtar Donetsk and needed a last-gasp header from Antonio Rudiger to snatch a point. Travelling to Poland with nine points already banked, there may well have been a slight element of complacency in their performance, as well as some squad rotation. In Barcelona, Xavi rallied the forces, describing the game as a "cup final" and for the first 45 minutes everything looked like it might go to plan. There was pressure high up the pitch, lots of crosses, shots from outside the box and players were finding each other between the lines. All was well, certainly until half-time. What could possibly go wrong? Well, as it turn

Floods: Nigeria Could Become Dependent On Food Aid, Farmers Warn

  ~ Advocate climate change tech for food security Flooding, dearth of infrastructure logistics and high cost of diesel to transport agricultural commodities may exacerbate food insecurity in the country and lead to further increase in food prices across the country, This is even as farmers are appealing for urgent government intervention to mitigate effects of the disaster, reduce hunger and encourage development of adapting climate change technologies to enhance food security. Credit: Leadership  Flooding, dearth of infrastructure logistics and high cost of diesel to transport agricultural commodities may exacerbate food insecurity in the country and lead to further increase in food prices across the country.  This is even as farmers are appealing for urgent government intervention to mitigate effects of the disaster, reduce hunger and encourage development of adapting climate change technologies to enhance food security. Already, several community farmlands have been impacted by flo

FG apologizes to students, parents over prolonged ASUU strike

~ As Ngige Commends Reps Speaker, Gbajabiamila, Nigerians on their interventions  ~Says measures are in place not to allow such prolonged strike again The Federal Government on Friday apologized to Nigerian students and parents over the prolonged strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. The leadership of the public University teachers early hours of Friday conditionally suspended the eight month strike it embarked upon on February 14 as a result of the government’s failure to attend to some of their concerns. The federal government through the Ministry of Labour and Employment expressed gratitude to all Nigerians who participated in various ways in the negotiations leading to the calling off of the strike. A statement by the Deputy Director Press in the Ministry, Olajide Oshundun, assured Nigerians that with the steps the federal government is taking, Nigerian students will be saved  the unpalatable experience of intermittent, prolonged industrial actions


RE: RELEASE OF NNAMDI KANU & NEGETIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR 2023 ELECTION IN THE SOUTH EAST. May I refer to the judgment of the court of appeal sitting in Abuja, which was delivered yesterday the 13th of Oct 2022. May I also refer to news in the media credited to your office, in which you clarified conflicting issues arising from the said judgment to the effect that, the judgment merely discharged Nnamdi Kalu from the charges against him but did not acquit him thereof. The implication of your position which I align with, in the interest of 2023 election and security of south east is that other options available to the FG are on the table for prompt action. In my view and humbly so, I suggest a quick move by the federal government to continue his detention, apply for stay of execution of the judgment of the court of appeal and file an appeal at the supreme Court, this will enable his continued detention legal and would reasonably guarantee peace and security in the south east towards the

Imo Set to become Nigeria's Digital Powerhouse

  ~ As Commissioner for  Digital Economy and E-governance, Unveils Imo digital plan of the Imo state Government The Hon. Commissioner for Digital economy and e governance, Dr Chimezie Amadi has unveiled the Imo digital master plan. He unveiled this during the official flag off of the maiden edition of IMO STATE CYBER SECURITY Awareness seminar. The commissioner who  expressed his excitement and readiness  to work with young people and  communities whom he said were already doing great around the digital sector in the state, said that the Imo government and the state governor have been bitten by a digital bug, hence his decision to digitalize Imo State and provide all the necessary support and resources required to achieve a Digital Imo.  The Hon Commisioner however assured the Ecosystem/ Hub leaders of his commitment to bring his wealth of knowledge, experience and network to ensure that Imo youths are upskilled and connected to global opportunities. He also promised to use government


It has come to our knowledge, the activities of an established syndicate with the sole aim of manufacturing fake news and maliciously crediting same to the Governor and Government of Imo State. The objective of this group is not far fetched as they struggle to discredit Governor Hope Uzodimma who is committed to the governance of Imo State and the wellbeing of Ndi Imo and Ndi Igbo in general. The false publication with the heading "The release of Nnamdi Kanu by Appeal Court is not a good one for Nigerians, FG should do the needful" DID NOT emanate from the Governor nor the Government of Imo State. The public is hereby advised to disregard such as it is a product of fake news merchants. His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma never made any statement in respect of the court ruling of yesterday.  Those behind the fake news are advised to desist from the practice as the 3R Government is focused on delivering transformational policies, programs and projects for the

Anambra imposes N100,000 for displaying of burial banners, posters N5, 000, others

From Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka Anambra State governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, Wednesday, imposed a sum of N100,000 as taxation for display of ceremonial banners like burial and weddings across the State. The governor also imposed N5,000 as taxation for pasting of posters in any part of Anambra State, adding that whoever fails to remove the advertorials within the stipulated time for their removals would be taxed continuously until they adhered to the rule. The tax rates were contained in a viral letter addressed to the National President,                                                                                                  Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) and signed by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Anambra State Signage and Advertisment Agency, Mr Tony Odili Ujubuon͂u. The letter entitled, regulation of ceremonial adverts, explained that the agency would work in partnership with ASATU to recover the taxes as source of internally genera


  A group known as IMO COALITION FOR JUSTICES, PEACE & TRUE DEMOCRACY, through its secretary Ahumareze ikechukwu, has called out the former governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha. In a press release made available to newsmen in Owerri said that the former governor can't run aware from justice.  The release reads in part "It is has come to our attention the attitude of EMEKA IHEDIOHA in trying to delay and deny justice against the probe of his illegitimate administration of 8 months." "It will be recalled that the Imo state government had approved the request of the Auditor General for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, to take all necessary steps to recover the sum of N19.63Billion siphoned from the State-Local Government Joint Accounts Allocation Committee (JAAC), through the Bureau for Local government and Chieftaincy Affairs (BLGCA), by the sacked government of Emeka Ihedioha, in just 8 months in office." Continuing the release stressed that "

INEC deletes 2.7million registrants, says PVCs ready in November

Nigerians would begin to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) by next month going by the pronouncements of Mahmoud Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday,  INEC boss, said at a National Endowment for Democracy event in Washington DC in the United States that 2.7 million double registrations were weeded out of the last Continuous Voters Registration exercise conducted by the commission. According to him, about 50 per cent of the new PVCs are ready but yet to be distributed to collection centres, adding the commission was waiting for the delivery of 100 per cent of the cards, to prevent it from being accused wrongly that some people were being denied the cards.


The Anambra Central Senatorial candidate of YPP for the forthcoming general elections, High Chief Dr Chinedu Anthony Umeadi, has sympathized with the people of Ugbene, Ugbenu, Obaofemmili in Awka North and International Building Materials Market, Ogidi over the flood menace that has taken over their homes and destroyed businesses and properties worth billions of naira thereby rendering them homeless, while sending some of the victims out of business. However, he charged the Federal and State Governments to come to the rescue of those affected communities and markets within Anambra Central Senatorial District by providing succour to the affected victims as well as finding a lasting solution to the ugly situation to forestall a reoccurrence in the future. Dr Umeadi was also of the opinion that the government representatives from the zone at the National Assembly and State Assembly levels have a lot of contributions to make towards cushioning the excruciating effects of the ravaging flood

ASUU strike’ll be over ‘in matter of days’ – Gbajabiamila

  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has hinted that the long-running strike embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU will be over “in matter of days.” The Speaker stated this while briefing the leadership of ASUU about his meetings with the President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.   Meanwhile, the leadership of ASUU has hailed the House of Representatives for its intervention in the fall out between university lecturers and the Federal Government. The President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, said, “For the first time, we have seen light at the end of the tunnel.”

Tompolo captures vessel loaded with stolen crude oil

High Chief Government Ekpemukpolo alias Tompolo has recorded another huge success in securing the Nation’s pipelines from Oil Thieves, with the arrest of vessel MT Deinmo, with IMO number 7210525.  Nigerian Notch gathered that Tompolo and his men successfully intercepted a huge vessel loaded with stolen crude oil last weekend and reportedly turned down a bribe of N25 million. This is coming at the heels of Tomopols proactive security apparatus, as the ex-militant leader also uncovered 42 more tapping points by crude oil bunkerers on the nation’s oil pipelines in two states of Delta and Bayelsa, bringing the total to 58, just yesterday. Those who were caught were Eight in number on board the vessel, MT Deinmo, with IMO number 7210525, they were immediately arrested. They were caught stealing directly from Escravos Pipeline in Warri South West LGA, Delta state.  Chief Ebipade Kari, the Operational Head of Tantita Security Services Limited, who led the operation disclosed that the interce


Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR has congratulated the Muslim faithful as they celebrate Eid-el-Maulud which marks the birth of Prophet Mohammed  "As the occasion set aside to commemorate the birth of   Prophet Mohammed, I warmly felicitate with Muslims in Nigeria and across the globe in marking this very significant day." Governor Soludo said "The occasion calls for us to again reflect deeply on the exemplary life of the Holy Prophet and his message of love, peace, tolerance and justice."  "On this special occasion i call on the people to emulate this exemplary life of the Prophet by imbibing the virtues of love, tolerance, justice and peaceful coexistence in our quest to building a virile and united nation." Governor Soludo further said The Governor also used the occasion to call on Ndi Anambra to join hands with his administration to build a liveable and prosperous homeland, by promoting law and order at all times. 

Mbaka Reveals Imo East Next Senator

…Extols the virtues of APGA Senatorial Candidate, Barrister Chyma Anthony “Odiuko Na Mba" As the 2023 general election approaches, a popular prophet, Benjamin Mbaka has revealed that the All progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Senatorial Candidate for Owerri Zone Barrister Chyma Anthony Odiuko would be the next senator of Owerri zone after next year’s election in Nigeria. Prophet Mbaka made the revelation on Sunday when he attended a church programme at True Life Ministries in Owerri. According to him, there are many indicators that the APGA senatorial Candidate would emerge Victorious in the 2023 general election. “I have known Odiuko since my University days in Imo state, he is a kind-hearted young man, very straightforward, accommodating and with the burning desire to develop the society” In most of the discussions I had with him, the idea of how to develop Owerri zone has always taken the center stage hence his interest to run for Senate,” Prophet Mbaka explained. He lamented l

Ifeanyi Ubah's aide buried amid tears and anguish in Mbaukwu

The senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, Saturday, bid farewell to his aide, Mr. Ikechukwu Obum, who was buried yesterday in Anambra state. There was tears all over when the body of Late Ikechukwu Obum was lowered to his final resting place. Senator Ubah had in the spate of knowing that he will never see his aide again, and therefore cried uncontrollably when the body of his most trusted aide was lowered to mother earth. He was however calmed down by his friends and other top politicians across political parties and associates.  Recall that two police escorts, two aides in the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah were killed when gunmen attacked him at Enugwu Ukwu in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state. In a brief statement on his official Facebook Page, senator Ubah said that until his demise, late Odum Ikechukwu was a person everyone wanted to reckon with. He was remarkably endeared  inside-out, a bundle of  inspiration to all