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By Christian ABURIME    Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention with the Federal Government of Nigeria  Governor Soludo who made the demand during the APGA Campaign kick-off in Awka, specifically appealed to the Federal Government to  release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally. Governor Soludo went further to assert that if the detained IPOB leader cannot be released unconditionally, he should be released to him saying he is ready to stand surety for him. "I am making a passionate appeal to the Federal Government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally. If he cannot be released unconditionally, i want him released to me and i will stand surety for him" He went further, "We need Nnamdi Kanu in the roundtable conversation to discuss the insecurity in the South East. We must end insecurity in the South East and we need Nnamdi Kanu to be around." Governor Soludo promised to

Troops Kill 2, Rescue 30 Kidnap Victims Along Nasarawa, Abuja Boundaries

A combined team of Nigerian Army Guards Brigade and the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have killed two bandits and rescued 30 kidnap victims during a raid on a kidnappers’ enclave in the general area of Idu, Chikara along the boundaries of Toto local government area of Nasarawa State and Abaji in  FCT and Koton Karfe Kogi State. A statement by the assistant director, Army Public Relations Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Abakpa, said the operation was carried out by the 177 Guards Battalion in conjunction with troops of Operation Wild Stroke and the CJTF as part of the Guards Brigade’s responsibility to ensure adequate security within its area of responsibility and to check kidnapping in the FCT and neighbouring states. He said during the joint operation, the troops with subdued the bandits and neutralized two of them while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. He said the troops also rescued 30 civilians who had been held captive by the bandits, adding however that a member of

Inyishi Dam project will bounce back within one year of my inauguration as Senator-Chyma Anthony

  ...Blames, FG, NASS members from Imo for being indifferent about mega irrigation project All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for Imo East Senatorial District (Owerri zone), Mr Chyma Anthony has tackled the Federal Government and National Assembly for maintaining obvious official indifference without any reason over the abandonment of the Inyishi mega Dam project in Ikeduru Council Area of Imo State. Chyma Anthony popularly known as Odiuko said the abandonment of the huge irrigation project was largely behind the shortage of food in Imo and other neighboring states. The Owerri zone Senate hopeful told reporters in Owerri on Thursday that the Inyishi Dam project would bounce back, as work would recommence there within the first one year of his inauguration as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. "This Inyishi Dam project was started decades ago, it was contracted to Anambra/Imo River Basin Development Authority which later subletted it to Umez Engineering Compa


  By Christian ABURIME  Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR has assured that his administration is ready for strategic partnerships with communities for accelerated development.  He also assured that the administration is working assiduously to repair the broken social contract existing between Ndi Anambra and the State government. Governor Soludo gave the assurances while recieving a delegation of Amawbia people led by Ozonkpu Victor Oye, National Chairman of APGA and Chief (Engr) Godwin Aronu, President General of Amawbia Town Union who paid him a courtesy call at the Governor's Lodge, Amawbia. While addressing the delegation, Governor Soludo stressed that it will take time and will be difficult because the people no longer trust the government. He admitted that successive governments hasn't been entirely sincere to the people for decades. He thanked Ndi Amawbia for their massive support during the last gubernatorial election and for electing him to

2023 Elections: Lagos, Kano Top As INEC Releases Final Voter Register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of registered voters for the 2023 general election. In the list made available to political parties yesterday, Lagos State has the highest number of registered voters with 7,060,195, followed by Kano State with 5,921,370. The list showed that INEC registered 93, 469,008 voters for the general polls. The 93,469,008 registered Nigerians will decide who will become the next president of Nigeria among candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, Labour Party, Peter Obi and candidates of other parties in the 2023 presidential election. The voter register also shows that Katsina State has 3,516,719 registered voters; Kebbi, 2,032,041; Kogi, 1,932,654; Kwara, 1,695,927; Nasarawa 1,899,244; Niger, 2,698,344; Ogun, 2,688,305; Ondo, 1,991,344; Osun, 1,954,800; Oyo, 3,276,675; Plateau, 2,789,528; Rivers, 3,537,190; Sokoto, 2,172,056; Taraba, 2,022,37

45 Days To Go: Federal Govt Dismisses Threats To 2023 Elections

In direct response to the alarm raised by the country’s electoral umpire about an impending cancellation of the forthcoming general election on grounds of insecurity, the federal government has calmed frayed nerves, saying there is no threat to the polls. Categorically, the government said the elections will hold as planned, and there is nothing to suggest otherwise. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Monday warned that the 2023 general election, which is less than two months away, faces a serious threat of cancellation if the wave of insecurity in parts of the country fails to improve. The commission’s warning came on the day it reported that about one week after the expiration of the December 31, 2022 deadline to end all forms of terrorist criminality, attacks have persisted. But the federal government noted yesterday that the electoral body is collaborating with security agencies to make sure that the polls are conducted smoothly. The minister of Information

2023: INEC raises alarm of possible cancellation, postponement of polls

INEC has lamented the growing wave of election-related insecurity across the country, expressing fears that the trend if not checkmated, could lead to the cancellation or postponement of the forthcoming polls. Noting that the development could hinder declaration of elections results and precipitate constitutional crisis, the electoral umpire called for concerted efforts to stem the tide of violence. Chairman, Board of The Electoral Institute TEI, INEC’s training arm, Prof. Abdullahi Abdu Zuru made the observation Monday in Abuja at the validation of election security training resources. He said; “We all appreciate the fact that Election Security is vital to democratic consolidation through provision of enabling environment for the conduct of free, fair, credible and inclusive elections and thus strengthening the electoral process. “Consequently, in preparations for the 2023 General elections, the Commission is not leaving anything to chance in ensuring that intensive and extensive secu