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Uzodinma’s Convoy not under attack

  Our attention has been drawn to a satanic fabrication by sworn enemies of Imo State and her performing Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, claiming that the Governor's convoy was attached Saturday by gunmen along Ngor Okpala-Aba road. Those behind the satanic-driven falsehood and fake news also claimed that seven persons believed to be security aides on the said convoy died in the process and that five government aides to the Governor sustained different injuries. The author of the wicked fabrication further claimed to have spoken to one of the security operatives on condition of anonymity. For the avoidance of doubt, no such thing happened.  Rather, what is at play is nothing but orchestrated falsehood arising from extreme hallucination due to alliance and communication with the devil by the author. Governor Uzodimma's convoy did not move an inch on Saturday because there was no need since His Excellency was busy in office, from morning till late in the evening, attending to numer

BREAKING: Buhari Approves Postponement of 2023 Census

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the 2023 Population and Housing Census, earlier scheduled for 3-7 May 2023, to a date to be determined by the incoming administration. The decision was made on Friday after a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chairman of National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa Kwarra at the State House. Recall that the Census was earlier scheduled for March 27 but was shifted to May 3 due to the earlier postponement of the gubernatorial elections. On Thursday, during a meeting with the diplomatic corps at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, the chairman of the commission stated that the commission was yet to get all the devices needed to carry out the census, noting that some devices will be procured in a few days’ time. “For the country, we require up to 800,000 PADs, so far, we have procured about 500,000. The remaining are coming in a few days’ time,” he said. On the donations for the census by the pri


  After more than 10 years of not attending Pilgrimage from the State, the Imo State Government is sending it's first batch of a total of 1000 Imolites for Pilgrimage.  In his address, the Imo State Governor, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has asked the first set of the intending Pilgrims to be good ambassadors in their conduct and not to abscorn to show that Imo people are different. According to the Governor, "remember that the government that sent you needs to be encouraged in prayer and in good conduct". Governor Uzodimma disclosed that his administration's major priority was not only the physical and infrastructural Prosperity but also the spiritual Prosperity and the well-being of Ndi Imo.  While charging the intending Imo Pilgrims to thank God for the peace in Imo, he urged them to pray for the unity of Nigeria, for President Muhammadu Buhari, who God has used for the infrastructural developments in the State and the President-Elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tin


In a stunning development, the Progressive Stakeholders of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State have distanced themselves from the party's gubernatorial candidate, Senator Samuel Anyanwu. In a letter dated 27th April, 2023 and signed by its Publicity Secretary, Chief Philip Udeagwu, the stakeholders made it clear that Anyanwu's candidacy had disintegrated the leadership and members of the party through his backdoor candidacy. The letter goes on to state that the PDP stakeholders believe that Anyanwu's candidacy will aid the victory of the ruling party and, in line with equity, he should either choose his National Secretary position or the gubernatorial candidacy. They also made it clear that PDP stakeholders and members will not support him as the party is going into the election as a divided house. The PDP stakeholders claimed that Anyanwu worked against the victory of their presidential candidate in the last presidential election at his Obodo central schoo


  Imo labour leaders have again expressed the satisfaction of Imo Workers and retirees over the rehabilitation of the Imo state civil service by His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma. At a meeting with the Governor, the Labour leaders endorsed Governor Hope Uzodimma's second term bid as they showered encomuim on the Governor for his excellent performance and Governance  of the State. The union leaders recounted how  the Governor has created a cordial relationship between the State Government, workers and Pensioners, the consistent  payment of salaries; payment of pensions; free mass transit for workers; renovation of the State Secretariat, a new clinic and health insurance for the workers and the approval and implementation of promotion for workers without any recourse to the downing of tools.  They unanimously assured the Governor of their unalloyed support to his Government and his second term bid.  The Imo State Governor in his response commended the patriotism of t

Veteran Journalist Enahoro Dies At 88

  Popular Nigerian journalist and author,   Peter Enahoro , also known as Peter Pan, has passed away.  Enahoro died in the United Kingdom after battling an undisclosed ailment at the age of 88. Nigeria’s foremost female journalist, Ms Bunmi Sofola, announced the demise of the columnist in a terse statement on Monday, saying Ehanoro died on Monday, April 24, 2023. “Regret to announce the passing on of our iconic journalist Peter Enahoro “Peter Pan” today in London at the age of 88. RIP. “Enahoro has been described as ‘perhaps Africa’s best-known international journalist,” Sofola wrote.

Seplat Energy Commits To Nigeria’s Decade Of Gas Mantra

  Seplat Energy Plc, said its commitment to the federal government’s decade of Gas position remains firm and unwavering.  The energy company said it will continue to develop Nigeria’s gas resources to accelerate the replacement of diesel and biomass and support economic growth through the supply of reliable, low cost energy. Seplat Energy drove these narratives at the sixth edition of the Nigeria International Energy Summit (NIES) held in Abuja from April 16 to 20, 2023. The NIES 2023 was not only a remarkable outing for Seplat Energy as the company also picked up two major awards bordering on its positions as a Nigerian Domestic Gas Ambassador in its support to the Nigerian Gas Association and for its outstanding commitment to Nigeria’s Decade of Gas mantra. New Energy director at Seplat Energy, Mr. Effiong Okon, who represented Chief executive office, Seplat Energy, Mr. Roger Brown, said at the continental level, Africa needs access to energy as five-fold increase in investment is re

Minister Orders Closure Of National Stadium Lagos

The minister of youth and sports development, Mr Sunday Dare, has ordered immediate temporary closure of the National Stadium Surulere in Lagos following the collapse of the floodlight. He gave the directive after inspecting the collapsed floodlight mast and the remaining standing floodlights. “Thank God there was no casualty. I also inspected the 3 other light masts & the effects of age & weather elements were visible… Clearly, they are also suspects after 51 years. “Based on my assessment, advice of experts and in the interest of public safety, with the temporary closure of the stadium and surrounding facilities, proper assessment and necessary action will be taken soon,” Dare declared. The minister added the concession process towards fully privatizing the Stadium which began last year will be expedited by the Federal Government through the ICRC ensuring comprehensive rehabilitation and upgrade of the 51 years old edifice. “We have decided to err on the side of caution, henc

Bosso Extends Invitation To Arsenal Youngster Ideho

  Flying Eagles coach, Ladan Bosso has invited Arsenal youngster, Joel Ideho, to camp for preparation ahead of the FIFA U20 World Cup, in Argentina. Following his recovery from an ankle injury that kept him out for almost three weeks, the Arsenal U21 star was handed a recall to the national team. In preparation for the Premier League match against Southampton – the latter are interested in recruiting the 19 year-old – Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta moved Ideho to first team training on Wednesday, April 19. He trained with the Flying Eagles before the 2023 Africa U20 Cup of Nations, but was cut from the team because his Nigerian passport had expired in 2018.

N4.2bn Electricity Consumers’ Debt Worries Aba Power Ltd

  The chairman of the Aba Power Ltd (APL), Prof. Barth Nnaji, has expressed concerns about future sustenance of the company’s operations given poor response of customers in bill settlement. Only less than six months after it commenced electricity distribution in the commercial city of Aba, in Abia State, poor response to debt payment is becoming a serious and insidious issue, such that, residents and commercial business operators are owing the firm about N4.2 billion for electricity supplied. The omnipresent attitude of inability to pay bills is now a major challenge to the APL which is the distribution arm of Geometric Power Ltd, an independent electricity generating company based at Aba, which establishment was meant to bring hope for reliable power supply to the town. Nnaji made the disclosure of the huge debt during a town-hall meeting between APL and Landlords Protection and Development Association (ALPADA). He expressed worries that barely six months after it took over electricit

Iwuanyanwu Emerged PG Through Doctrine Of Necessity- Ohaneze Ndigbo

The apex Igbo social-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has justified the emergence of elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu to succeed Professor George Obizor as president general of the Igbo body. The spokesman of Ohanaeze, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia explained that the body’s  leadership applied the doctrine of necessity in selecting Iwuanyanwu. He further disclosed that Iwuanyanwu will be presented to the highest decision making organ of Ohanaeze, Imeobi next Sunday. Ogbonnia, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with our correspondent in Enugu, urged those criticising the emergence of the elder statesman to allow peace to reign in Igboland. He noted that Igbo elders met in Owerri and after their deliberations, resolved to select Iwuanyanwu as the successor to Professor George Obizor who had joined his ancestors. Ogbonnia, however, stated that it is only when the majority of Imeobi members fail to endorse Iwuanyanwu that an election will be conducted. He insisted that the


  The All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Governor Hope Uzodimma has received four House of Representative members who defected from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) with over 3,000 of their followers into the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Square, Owerri.  The lawmakers from the PDP which include: Hon. Bede Ekeh; Hon. Ikenna Elezieanya; Hon. Henry Nwawuba and a host of others individually and openly testified to the remarkable achievements of Governor  Hope Uzodimma and promised to contribute their quota to the ongoing development in the State while collapsing all of their structures for the Governor especially as he pursues his second term bid. According to Hon Bede Ekeh, Governor Uzodimma has shown capacity in the development of the state and as the major leader in the Southeast. Speaking at the reception, Theodore Ekechi, National Commissioner at the North East Development Commission (NEDC), stated that Governor Uzodimma's style of lea