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The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers in Imo State that the loss of supply currently being experienced is as a result of the industrial action by the organised labour union in Imo State. This led to the shutting down of our source of supply, leaving us with no energy to distribute.  As a result, all our customers under in Imo State are without electricity supply.  We understand the inconveniences this situation will cause our customers, and we are hopeful that the issue will be resolved within the shortest possible time so we can restore supply to our customers.  We therefore appeal to our customers to be vigilant and ensure the electricity infrastructure serving them are not attacked by vandals who might want to take advantage of the situation to attack and vandalise electricity facilities.  We remain committed and working assiduously to deliver improved services. EMEKA EZEH  HEAD, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, EEDC

Attacks on Igbos in Lagos: Fani-Kayode, others must be arrested - Ohanaeze

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has described the continuous attacks on the Igbos residing in Lagos State as unacceptable. The Igbo group was reacting to the arson on Akere market, dominated by Igbo traders. A security guard was killed during the incident carried out by suspected political thugs, with over 200 shops burnt.  Ohanaeze youths, in a statement on Friday by its National President, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said some personalities, including Femi Fani-Kayode should be arrested for making inciting statements earlier before the attack.  The APC chieftain had accused the Labour Party governorship candidate in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of playing Igbo cards.  Reacting to the developments, Ohanaeze youths said the burning of the spare parts market was a case of “a witch crying in the night and a baby dying in the morning.”  The apex Igbo group said: “Fani-Kayode and his ilks prepared the ground for the mayhem being unleashed on the

2023 elections: YPP Chieftain Congratulates Senator Ubah, Rallies Support For Sir Ike-Edorji

As the March 11, 2023 House of Assembly elections draw closer, a chieftain of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in Nnewi, Nnewi North local government area of Anambra state, Chief Ibe Okonkwo Michael  has said that every effort is being made to ensure that the party wins State Assembly seat for Nnewi North State Constituency. Speaking to newsmen in Nnewi on Tuesday, March 7, Ibe who is the Obi of Umudara - Ogbuji - Umuezi, Obofia Nnewichi, congratulated Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah for his victory at the polls, and subsequent collection of his certificate of recognition from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He said, "I am a political stakeholder of YPP in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra state. I congratulate Senator Ifeanyi Ubah on his victory for the second tenure. "As a stakeholder, I have also been moving around Nnewi North to mobilise support for the candidate of the party for the state house of assembly, Sir Augustine Ike-Edorji, because, Senator Ifeanyi


In a recent development, the police have arrested the former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Hon. Gerald Irona, over allegations of converting government-owned vehicles into personal use. The vehicles in question includes a Land Cruiser V8, Land Cruiser V5, and a Toyota Hilux. According to sources, the arrest of Hon. Gerald Irona was made following a petition by the state government which an order of arrest was granted by the High/Magistrate, who had alleged proved evidences that he had converted the government-owned vehicles into his personal use after leaving office. The vehicles were said to have been acquired with public funds for official use during his tenure as Deputy Governor. The arrest of Hon. Gerald Irona has sent shockwaves through the political circles in Imo State, with many expressing shock and disbelief at the allegations. However, the police  have gathered sufficient evidence to prosecute the former Deputy Governor. Speaking on the matter, the Imo State Police Public Rel

Enugu guber polls: On Peter Mbah we stand – Ohanaeze youths

The Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has restated its support for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Enugu State, Barr. Peter Mbah. National President of the OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said Mbah is the most competent among all the candidates standing for the election. The group’s position is contained in a statement he issued on Wednesday. Okwu urged the electorate to look beyond party “and vote a man who has the capacity to transform Enugu State.” He opined that “Mbah from the word go outlined clearly how he will manage the affairs of Enugu; he captured every sector and all segments of the society, including the youths. “His competence is also top-notch as we have seen in his successful business career. “This is why we are begging the people of Enugu State not to miss this golden opportunity of electing a man who is prepared for the job.” He further stated that choice of candidates was no longer decided by party lean

Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah receive certificate of return from INEC

The senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District on Tuesday received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission. The issuance of certificates which was done in Abuja, the nation’s capital with relatives and supporters of the lawmaker- elect, coming out emasse to celebrate the Prince of the Senate for returning back to the 10th Senate.  INEC had last week declared Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP  the winner of Anambra South senatorial election after polling 73, 115 votes to defeat his closest rival, Hon. Chris Azubogu of the APGA who polled  45,369 votes.  Senator Ubah is a serving member of the red chamber of the national assembly was first elected senator in 2019, and is returning as a ranking member of the Senate.

Wike Mocks Atiku Over Protest To INEC Headquarters

  Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has mocked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for leading the party’s leaders on a protest march to the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the outcome of the February 25 presidential election. Wike spoke on Monday at the commissioning of the Chokocho-Igbodo Road in Etche local government area of the State. The governor said he warned the leadership of the PDP over its insistence that Northerners hold onto the presidential ticket and national chairmanship seat of the party at the same time. He said: “While other people are demonstrating, I am commissioning projects. I have not gone to do demonstration; my own is to commission projects and make my people happy.” Wike commended Nigerians for voting a Southern President in the just-concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections. The governor said: “Section 7(3)(c) of the PDP constitution

Don't set Enugu ablaze - Ohanaeze Youths warn Okey Ezea

The Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has come hard on the Senator-elect for Enugu North Senatorial zone, Barr. Okey Ezea over his ‘do or die comment’.  Ezea was said to have told his constituents that the forthcoming governorship election would be a do or die affair.  However, in a statement by the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, he said Ezea’s alleged utterances should be condemned by all lovers of democracy.  Okwu said it was shocking that Ezea who benefited from the goodwill and political tsunami led by Mr. Peter Obi could turn around to instigate violence. He said, “We the Ohanaeze youths reject in its entirety the inciting statement credited to the Enugu North Senator-elect, Barr. Okey Ezea wherein he was describing the March 11 governorship election as a do or die affair.  “We find it so awkward that Ezea’s first public utterance as a Senator-elect is to call on the youths to go and e