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Hon. Uche Agabige, the candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Orsu state constituency, has expressed his gratitude to the people of Orsu for electing him as their representative in the March 18th State Assembly election in Imo State as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Agabige as the winner of the election. Agabige, in his statement, thanked the people of Orsu for finding him worthy of representing them in the state assembly. He acknowledged the immense responsibility placed on him and promised to use his position to serve the people of Orsu to the best of his ability. Agabige noted that the people's mandate is a call to serve and a reminder of their expectations, and he is committed to fulfilling his electoral promises. Furthermore, Agabige expressed his gratitude to the APC party leadership under Chief Barr. C.O.C Akaolisa, members, and supporters for their unwavering support throughout his campaign. He praised the party's commitm


.......COMMENDS GOVERNOR HOPE UZODINMA AND THE PEOPLE OF OBOWO FOR THE CONFIDENCE AND TRUST. History was made in Imo  as Rt Hon Barr Kennedy Chidozie Ibeh became the first third term State Assembly Member; all thanks to the people of Obowo for the confidence and trust reposed in his ability to represent them.  The APC candidate’s victory is a testament to the party’s popularity and acceptance by the people of Obowo. It also shows the level of trust and confidence the people have in the APC-led government and its ability to deliver on its promises. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of today declared Rt Hon Barr Kennedy Chigozie Ibeh of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Obowo State House of Assembly seat in the just-concluded State Assembly elections.  In an unprecedented landslide victory, the APC candidate, Rt Hon. Barr Kennedy Ibeh, emerged winner with a total of 4256 votes, while the candidate of Labour Party had 3764 votes


...PDP AND ANTI DEMOCRATIC ELEMENTS IN IMO URGED TO RESPECT THE VERDICT OF THE MASSES. The attention of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo State chapter has been drawn to a press statement credited to the opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP in the state, targeted at undermining the credibility of the imminent victory of our party across the state, in the ongoing state assembly elections. The publicity secretary of the APC in Imo, Cajethan Duke in his press release stated that "The now rotten, rejected and forsaken PDP, apparently still in shock of the ugly and unpalatable reality of it's current state of hopelessness, frustration and lack of direction, following it's abysmal performance in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections, today alleged unsubstantiated the invasion of Ideato North LGA by thugs and Ebubeagu security outfit." The release further stated that "In as much as there is nothing near the truth in the said mischie


  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Orsu State House of Assembly seat in the just-concluded State Assembly elections. The APC candidate, Hon. Francis Uche Agabige, emerged victorious with a total of 222 votes, while the candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) polled 114 votes. The election was conducted peacefully, and the people of Orsu came out en masse to cast their votes for their preferred candidates. The INEC officials were present at the polling units to ensure a free, fair, and transparent election. The people of Orsu have expressed their confidence in Hon. Francis Uche Agabige's ability to represent them well in the State Assembly. They believe that he will use his position to attract development projects to the constituency and improve the lives of the people. In his acceptance speech, Hon. Francis Uche Agabige expressed his gratitude to the people of Orsu for their suppo


The Imo State Governor, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma and his wife, Barr. (Mrs) Chioma Uzodimma, have joined their kinsmen in exercising their civic duties at their polling unit 032, Omuma Ward in Oru East LGA, Imo State.  The Governor commended the security measures put in place which has enabled Ndi Imo to courageously exercise their franchise.  He promised to continue in consolidating all positive efforts for the safety of all. #HopeNewAndElectronicMediaCenter


In what appears to be a major boost to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ongoing Orsu State Constituency election, Hon. Francis Uche Agabige, the APC candidate, has taken an early lead. This comes on the back of an unexpected declaration of support for the APC by Hon. Ekene Nnodumele, the incumbent house member, and APGA candidate for the Orsu State Constituency. Hon. Francis Uche Agabige, a well-known grassroots politician, had been vigorously campaigning across Orsu, seeking to secure the party's ticket to contest in the House of Assembly election. His campaign had been focused on improving the economic, social, and educational fortunes of Orsu, a local government area in Imo State. On the other hand, Hon. Ekene Nnodumele, who is also a respected politician in the area, had been running for re-election as the APGA candidate. Nnodumele had been campaigning on the record of his effective representation of the Orsu people in the House of Assembly. The election had been clos

Buhari Signs Amended Constitution To Allow States Generate, Transmit Electricity

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has signed into law the constitutional amendment allowing states in the country to licence, generate, transmit, and distribute electricity. This was made known in a tweet by the presidential media spokesperson, Tolu Ogunlesi, on Friday. He tweeted, “ President #MBuhari has signed 16 Constitution Amendment Bills into Law. By this signing, State Houses of Assembly & Judiciaries now have constitutionally guaranteed financial independence, while Railways have moved from Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List. “Another landmark change: By virtue of the Presidential Assent, Nigerian States can NOW generate, transmit and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national grid. Wasn't allowed pre-amendment. This is genuine, realistic restructuring — through the Constitution.” 

Lagos Guber: We’ll hold Sanwo-Olu, police responsible over threat on Ndigbo - Ohanaeze

The Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has reacted angrily to the fresh threat against the Igbo in Lagos State ahead of Saturday’s governorship election. In a trending video, MC Oluomo was seen threatening that any Igbo who would not vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, should sit at home. He went further to tell the party’s supporters that they know what to do if they discover they are losing in any area.  The threat has been attracting wild condemnations from across the country.  In a statement made available to journalists on Friday, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said it was inexplicable that neither the Lagos State Governor, Bajide Sanwo-Olu nor the Nigeria police has made a single comment over the open threat.  Okwu said Ohanaeze was enraged that Ndigbo had continued to be an endangered species in Lagos State, yet the country prides itself as one Nigeria.  He said, “We are alarmed over th


AS ARARUME JR. CONGRATULATES AGOHA. A federal high court sitting in owerri has ordered the sack of  Princess Nkechi Mbachu-Anyanwu who has since been campaigning in Obowo as the standard bearer of Labour Party for Obowo State Constituency Assembly elections. The Court in it's judgment delivered this morning, 17th March 2023 frowned at the gross and flagrant violation of constitutional provisions and the extant provisions of the Electoral Act, 2023. The court ruled that it is an afront to the provisions of the electoral Act, to contest in the primaries of a political party and run to another political party for same election to contest for its primaries, having failed in the former. According to the Judge, this step is necessary for the restoration of Nigeria's democratic norms and political integrity within the political sphere. Recall that Hon. Agoha Emmanuel had since instituted this pre-election matter before the Federal High Court which was delayed technically to enable the

March 18 polls: Anambra Will Resist Soludo's Move To Have Rubber-Stamp Lawmakers - YPP Chieftain

As the March 18, 2023 governorship and state assembly elections draw closer, a chieftain of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in Anambra state, Chief Ibe Okonkwo Michael, has criticized Governor Charles Soludo for reportedly calling on the people of Anambra state to vote only APGA candidates in the state assembly. Speaking during a political rally in Nnewi, Anambra state, on Thursday, March 16, the YPP chieftain informed Anambra voters about the dangers of having all-APGA house of assembly; contending that Anambra cannot afford to form a rubber-stamp legislature again. Chief Ibeokonkwo described Soludo's request as deceptive and unrealistic, considering the need to have lawmakers that can stand their grounds and legislate for the best interest of the people. He said, "APGA, as political party, has disappointed Nnewi North in particular, and Anambra state in general. Nnewi North, for instance, has been producing APGA lawmakers from inception. How have they fared in terms of qua

APGA Chieftain States Reasons Soludo Needs Majority Members In The State Assembly

A chieftain of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon. Chris Eze Obiorah, has said that Governor Charles Soludo needs majority members of his party as lawmakers in the state assembly, so as to maintain stability in government, and to sustain the flow of democracy dividends to the people. Hon. Obiorah gave the clarification on Wednesday, March 15, at the local government secretariat in Nnewi, while interacting with members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Nnewi North branch. He said, "Anambra, being APGA controlled state, should make sure that those who will work with the governor are members of APGA, so that the state will continue to witness free flow of democracy. If we elect people, who are not APGA members into the house of assembly, the governor has to spend a lot of resources trying to convince the lawmakers to work with him. "If it were all APGA family, the business of the house will flow, and the relationship between the executive and the legislature w

Manifesto of Sir. Eloka Clement Ikeh (Ifediche), PDP Candidate for Anambra State House of Assembly, Nnewi North Constituency:

I, Sir. Eloka Clement Ikeh (Ifediche), seek to represent the people of Nnewi North Constituency at the Anambra State House of Assembly under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP. If elected, I will work towards fulfilling the promises I am making in this manifesto to bring positive change (IFEDICHE) and development to Nnewi North Constituency. 1. Consultation with former house members: I will consult with all former house members from Nnewi  North Constituency to ensure that all past motions and projects that were signed but not yet implemented, are pursued to conclusion. I will also work towards initiating new projects that will improve the lives of the people in Nnewi North Constituency. 2. Setting up a lobby team: I will set up a formidable think tanks lobby team that will make sure that special attention is given to Nnewi by the present state government on core issues bedeviling the town. The team will work closely and collaborate with relevant stakeholders, including g


…FIFTEEN VANDAL SUSPECTS IN POLICE NET The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has continued to cry out to its customers on the increasing rate of attack on its facilities, a situation that is almost crippling its activities and impacting its service to customers. The Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, made this cry while interacting with newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday. Ezeh lamented that the activities of vandals has become a torn in the flesh of the company and appealed for vigilance and continued support by customers. According to him, fifteen vandal suspects were arrested between January and February, this included a receiver of vandalized items. He commended the various vigilante groups within the franchise area for their assistance and support in apprehending these vandals. “All the vandals were arrested by vigilante groups”, Ezeh said. In Abia State, the duo of Ogbu Igwo and Daniel Olugu were arrested for vandalizing XLPE of Agborji distribution s


The suspension of the NLC strike in Imo state has come as a big relief to many, especially for the people of the South East.  With the suspension of the strike the head of corporate communications to EEDC Mr Emeka Ezeh has issued a statement directing it's staff to go back to work. In a statement made available to this newspaper, the head of communication for the EEDC said that"As a result, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has been informed by the Labour Union to restore supply immediately to enable the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) distribute power to its customers." An understanding was reached yesterday (Tuesday) between Imo State government and Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to suspend the industrial action in Imo State. Imo State government was given two weeks to harmonize and implement all issues raised by the Labour Union. With the calling off of this strike action by the NLC, all staff of EEDC are expected to immediately resume normal

Old Naira Notes Remain Legal Tender – CBN Governor

  After weeks of hibernation and denial, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed commercial banks and every concerned person(s) in the country to accept old N200, N500 and N1000 notes as legal tender. In a statement that was issued by its acting director in charge of corporate communications, Dr Isa AbdulMumin, the central bank said the new directive was in compliance with a Supreme Court judgement that had extended the use of the old currency notes till December 31, 2023.  “In compliance with the established tradition of obedience to court orders and  sustenance of the Rule of Law Principle that characterized the government of  President Muhammadu Buhari, and by extension, the operations of the Central  Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as a regulator, Deposit Money Banks operating in  Nigeria have been directed to comply with the Supreme Court judgement of  March 3, 2023,” AbdulMumin said in the statement.  The decision was taken after the CBN met with the Bankers’ Committee and directed

CBN clears air on acceptance of old Naira notes

  The Central Bank of Nigeria has cleared the air on directing commercial banks to dispense and accept the deposit of old Naira notes amid the raging currency crisis. Dr Isa Abdulmumin, Acting Director of Corporate Communication CBN, in an exclusive chat with DAILY POST on Monday, clarified that there is no statement from the apex bank telling commercial banks to dispense and accept the old N500 and N1000 notes from Nigerians. Abdulmumin was reacting to a statement by the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, claiming the apex bank had directed commercial banks to dispense and accept the old notes. He said, “Governor Charles Soludo’s statement emanates from him, not the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Central Bank has not issued any statement directing banks on a collection of old naira notes. I am sure sometime in the future; the bank will issue a statement”. CBN’s silence 10 days after the Supreme Court ruling validating the old naira notes has continued to unsettle economic


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has introduced a new product known as Accelerated Settlement of Arrears Project (ASAP), designed to assist its customers with outstanding arrears clear them while enjoying attractive discounts. The uniqueness of this product is that it offers graded discounts, ranging from 25% (for one-time payment), 20% (for three months payment by installment), and 35% (for debts of 5 years and above), and appeals to only Non-Maximum Demand (NMD) customers. To benefit from this program, the customer's account must not have benefited from any previous discount scheme offered by EEDC and the arrears have to be within the period before 1st January 2023. In addition, customers must have subscribed to MAP metering, with Demand Note issued, as a conscious way of ensuring that debts are not allowed to accrue further. This initiative is introduced by EEDC to relieve its customers of some debt burden, considering the very challenging economic situation