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  IDEATO ELDERS FORUM has raised alarm over the unbearable terror by  ugonchinyere IKEAGWUONU A.k.A IMO IKENGA over moves brazingly with armed force men terrorizing people in ideato north and south federal constituency. That the officers attached to ikeagwuonu ugochinyere (Imo ikenga) are notable for abuse of rights at the behest of their principal. Terror politicking with men of the police force has become a new normal for ideato people. The group stated that the IGP had clearly  disbanded private citizens from using force men for illegal offenses the letter dated no.CB: 4001/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.116/32 dated November 4, addressed to Commissioners of Police, Police Mobile Force, Special Protection Unit and all Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory by the IG The police boss had in a police wireless message dated October 21, 2020, addressed to all state Commissioners of Police ordered them to immediately withdraw the personnel attached to individuals, war

NNPC Ltd appoints 5 executive vice presidents to boost competitiveness

In order to align its operations with global best practice, as well as reap the numerous benefits of the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd has appointed five Executive Vice Presidents. The appointment it was gathered, is part of the progress being made in the ongoing reforms of the NNPC Ltd as well as enable the National Oil Company further position itself to be able to effectively compete globally. Based on the new structure, the Group Executive Director, Upstream, Adokiye Tombomieye has been named the Executive Vice President (Upstream); while the Group Executive Director, Downstream, Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji will now take the role of Executive Vice President (Downstream).

Fuel Scarcity Lingers In Abuja.

  The petrol scarcity in Abuja the federal capital territory, and its environs is biting harder despite assurances from both the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited and the Nigerian Midstream Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) that the situation would ease following supply of the product. Recall that the NNPC had last week Wednesday, assured that 146 petroleum trucks had arrived Abuja following the receding of the flood that affected vehicular movement in Lokoja, Kogi state. Checks across the federal capital reveal that most filling stations are shut due to lack of petrol supply while long queues still persists at the few filling stations having the product. This is as black marketers continued to make brisk business at every corner particularly right in front of the stations were long queues of motorists were unable to get supplies. The federal government had about two weeks ago attributed the latest round of petrol scarcity to flooded roads in Lokoja, K

Anambra South 2023: Ifeanyi Ubah :The Trail Blazer That Changed The Narrative.

By Chigozie Igbo Jr  The contest for the 2023 general election has peaked since INEC lifted it's ban on electioneering for the 2023 election. While some contestants are going  into the contest with mixed feelings ,for want of what to  tell the electorate this time around, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has already done his home work before time by blazing the trail with the degree of projects , interventions and strategic bills under his belt  in Anambra South Senatorial District.  The incident that happened on the 11th of September 2022, where two of the senator's aides were gunned down came as a  rude shock to all well meaning Nigerians, and for someone who has contributed to the peace and development of his homeland, this particular incident was the most sad and  painful one.  The 9th Senate will forever remember Senator Ubah for being proactive in tackling the issues that concerns his constituency headlong, with legislative disposition which has truly yeilded results in di

Many injured as hoodlums, traders clash in Lagos

Many persons were said to have been injured in a violent clash that erupted between motor park touts and traders at the Alaba International market, Lagos. As of the time of writing this report, the motor park touts popularly known as agbero, was exchanging bullets with some team of policemen who were on the ground to calm the situation. It was gathered that the new leadership in the market directed the agberos  to leave its terrain owing to complaints of increased toll collection from vehicles conveying customers’ goods. They were alleged to be collecting as much as N4,000 from each driver, daily. However yesterday morning, the toll collectors reinforced, wielding dangerous weapons and attacking anyone in sight. About seven persons had their skulls broken while others sustained varying degrees of injuries. The crisis paralysed commercial activities at the popular market as shops were shut . Human and Vehicular movements were also hampered. Policemen were still on ground to contain the

APC releases fresh Campaign Council list

The Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee NWC of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC appeared to have made decisive inroads into the party’s Presidential Campaign Council PCC as it Wednesday night released a fresh list, naming Adamu as second in command of the council. In the list which was signed by the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore as opposed to the initial 422-member list signed by the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the president, Muhammadu Buhari was still named as Chairman of the Council. Unlike in the earlier list, Adamu has now swapped positions with Tinubu as the former was named the Deputy Chairman of the council, while Tinubu becomes the Deputy Chairman II. His running mate, Kashim Shettima remains the vice chairman of the council. Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong retains his position as Director General; Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as Deputy Director General, Operations and James Faleke as Secr


.... PARTY MEMBERS ASSURE OF SUPPORT, VICTORY AT THE POLLS  In continuation of its grassroots consultation, mobilization and taking its massages and campaign based issues to all the communities as well wards in Imo State in preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, today started a series of town hall meetings, with the campaign tail touching down at Ikeduru and Mbaitoli LGAs respectively.  Well dressed in their respective community's uniforms, flaunting the APC flags and massively in their numbers, the Ikeduru people thronged to the headquarters at Iho, council headquarters of the area for the town hall meeting.  At Iho, the Imo State APC boss, Sir MacDonald Ebere, Ph.D, certainly overjoyed by the large audience of party faithful and supporters in the hall, simply explained the essence of the town hall meeting.  "We are here for a town hall meeting. Town hall meeting means we are here to talk to you and then take r

Tompolo Discovers New Illegal Pipeline

Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, TSSNL, a surveillance company operated by ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, better known as Tompolo, has discovered another huge illegal pipeline. Gatekeepers News reports that the illegal pipeline discovered was connected into the 48-inch Trans Forcados Export Trunkline which has a capacity to export 400,000 barrels per day in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, South South Nigeria. According to reports, The plugged point is directly behind a military security post and less than a kilometer to the Forcados Export Terminal in Ogulagha community. Credit: GatekeepersNews.

Jonathan denies endorsing any candidate

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied endorsing the Atiku/Okowa presidential ticket.  However indications have emerged that some hawks in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stage-managed the meeting to achieve a pre-determined phantom endorsement. The development came amid information that Jonathan has a soft spot for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi who he has severally supported morally and otherwise ahead of 2023 general election. A close ally of the former president who was at the recent courtesy visit facilitated by the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, told newsmen that Jonathan is not happy that the PDP turned the private visit into an endorsement for its presidential candidate. He said journalists were not allowed to witness the private visit and conversation unknown to the host (Jonathan) that some of the PDP hawks secretly videoed the proceeding and posted it online to appear as if the former president had endorsed Atiku. Our source said Presiden


~ PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR THE YOUNG PROGRESSIVES PARTY (YPP) CANDIDATE FOR ANAMBRA CENTRAL SENATORIAL DISTRICT IN THE UPCOMING FEBRUARY 2023 ELECTION. Anambra State Association (ASA) USA has held it’s Annual Convention 2022 in Irvin Texas, USA from October 14 - 16, 2022. The convention which was packed full of activities, was well attended by dignitaries from across the USA and from Nigeria. The high light of the event was the gala dinner which was chaired by the Young Progressives Party (YPP) Candidate for Anambra Central Senatorial District High Chief Dr Chinedu Anthony Umeadi.  Delivering his address during the gala dinner, Dr Umeadi reminded members of the association who they were as Anambrarians in Diaspora, and the important role they could play in the development of Anambra State. Dr  Umeadi encouraged them to get more involved in charity works in their various communities in Anambra state and to also participate in the Anambra elections to ensure that the right candidates are elec


  ~ SAYS HIS ACTIONS HAS CAUSED HARDSHIP FOR IMO TRADERS AND MARKETERS.  The Imo state association for traders and marketers in the state has lamented the woes caused by Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha to it's members in Imo state. This is coming at the heels of the leaked audio credited to Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, were he vowed to make Imo ungovernable. The group in a press release signed by its chairman, Chief Emmanuel Kalu, and secretary, Mrs Margaret Uzomba and made available to newsmen in owerri yesterday, noted with deep regret that the leaked telephone conversation of the former Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha where he, in an unwholesome manner stressed that he will make Imo ungovernable for the Governor of Imo is regretabble, as he asserted that for peace to reign in Imo, the current administration of Sen. Hope Uzodimma must step down. The group said that recent developments with severe economic consequences have however prompted them to address key issues that portend a grave d

2022 Flood: 603 Dead, 1.3m Displaced Across Nigeria – F G

  The federal government has said at least 603 people have been killed in floods across Nigeria with 1.3 million persons displaced from their communities. Some of the states where deaths from floods have been reported include Kogi, Anambra, Kebbi, Delta, Bayelsa, and Jigawa with about 31 states said to have experienced flooding in 2022. This is even as the hellish condition of those impacted by the flood in several states is intensifying even as the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, revealed that about 82,053 houses had been totally decimated, 2,504,095 million persons affected, while 332, 327 hectares of land were completely damaged. Reeling out the figures yesterday in Abuja during a press conference, the minister said though Nigerians could express concerns over the devastating floods across the country, there should be no panic over threats to food security. Other statistics indicated that the number of injuries is 2,4

2023: Tinubu, Atiku hurl verbal missiles at each other

Presidential candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, were at each other’s jugular, yesterday, over alleged divisive politics and threat to national harmony. Tinubu fired a salvo at Atiku Abubakar, saying the PDP flagbearer belongs to a dying breed of politicians who resort to ethnic and regional sentiments in their desperate bid to capture power. Atiku had at the weekend in Kaduna, during an interactive session with Arewa Joint Committee, allegedly said that Northerners needed someone of his stature and not a Yoruba or Igbo president. Head of New Media at the APC Presidential Campaign Council PCC, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode in a statement, said Atiku’s words were not only unacceptable but also insulting, irresponsible and despicable. “This is especially so, given the fact that by next year, we would have had eight years of Northern/Fulani rule and now this man (Atiku) says we mu