Skip to main content


Showing posts from June 18, 2023

Ohanaeze fumes as kidnappers go on rampage in Enugu

The youth wing of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has expressed outrage over the sudden resurgence of kidnapping in Enugu State.  Between Monday and Friday, (yesterday) several travellers have been abducted along the Enugu-Ugwuogo-Opi Nsukka Road. A road user confirmed that the hoodlums attacked commuters three separate times on Thursday. While the first attack occurred by 12 pm, the second attack occurred by 2 pm. Another group of commuters were kidnapped by 5 pm. Earlier on Monday, Tuesday and on Wednesday, several commuters were also abducted despite several military and police checkpoints along the road. It has also been reported that the criminals are also taking hostages of travellers along the 4-Corner-Udi Road.  In a statement made available to journalists on Saturday, the National President of the youth group, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said the development was unacceptable.  Okwu wondered how criminals became so daring to the point of ab

Acting IGP Egbetokun Unveils New Policing Strategy

The acting Inspector-general of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, is set to establish specialised Quick Intervention Squad, which will comprise combat-ready Police Mobile Force (PMF) personnel with effective and enhanced training in crisis de-escalation and violent crime reduction strategies. The IGP revealed this at a meeting with senior Police officers in Abuja as one of his policy strategy, aimed at tackling the menace of crimes and criminality and achieving operational successes and re-igniting public trust. He said this will lead to a review of the engagement patterns of the Police Mobile Force in a bid to restore its days of glory as a punching arm of the Nigeria Police Force. Other highlights of the acting IGP’s policing vision include; upholding the sanctity of the legal framework of the Nigeria Police Force; leveraging cutting-edge tools, data analytics, and intelligence networks for a robust and effective human and technical intelligence gathering process to enhance Police capacit


The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS and South East APC YOUTH FRONTIERS, have made an assessment of ministers who served the immediate past administration and after due consideration of their  achievements scored the  immediate past Education minister of State Rt.Honourable Goodluck Nana Opiah high.  At a joint news conference held at Chida Hotels Abuja, the two bodies after a review of  the good moves made so far  by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the education sector clamoured for the need to have the immediate past Minister of State for Education, Rt Hon Opiah to returned to his previous position based on the achievements he recorded in the ministry.  The leaders of the groups;  Comrade Victor Williams Ezeagu,  Vice President  National Association of Nigerian Students NANS and Comrade Ogbonna Collins for the South East APC Youth Frontiers made a case by asking for the  return of Opiah who they said did well for another chance in the education sector.  The two groups ex

Ohanaeze crisis: Iwuanyanwu real impostor, fighting Tinubu selfishly - Youth wing fires back

The National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike has fired back at the Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo, accusing him of playing selfish and ethnic politics to the detriment of Ndigbo.  Okwu’s comment was in reaction to a statement issued against the youth wing through Alex Ogbonna, the National Publicity Secretary of the Iwuanyanwu-led Ohanaeze.  The apex Igbo group has been operating under two factions, a matter that is now subject of litigation.  In a statement made available to journalists in Enugu on Thursday, Okwu said some chieftains of the Igbo group were against him because he was not dancing to their selfish tunes.  He said it was laughable that Iwuanyanwu, who was not elected by anyone, was busy issuing orders.  He said his only crime was congratulating President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and for commending Tinubu’s appointment of an Igbo son from Enugu State as one of the Service Chiefs.  He said rather than allow the court to adjud

Who Owns PremiumTrust Bank?

  REVEALED: The Owner of PremiumTimes Bank  By Ifeanyi Okonkwo Since its grand entrance into the Nigerian banking sector, PremiumTrust Bank has sent tongues wagging. Licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria in December 2021 to operate as a Commercial Bank in Nigeria, but officially opened for business in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State on the 19th of April 2022. Two (2) other branches were opened in quick succession in line with the Bank’s branch expansion strategy.  Subsequently, on the 30th of May 2022, the Bank opened its 4th Branch along Mariam Babangida Way, Asaba, Delta State - The Branch was dedicated and declared open by the General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye on the invitation of our MD/CEO, Mr. Emmanuel Emefienim and other dignitaries in attendance. As at date, four (4) additional branches in Abuja, Ado-Ekiti, Warri and Redemption City (Ogun State) have been opened bringing the total number of branches to eight (8) within nine (9) months of operations.  PremiumTrust Ban

CBN Lifts Restriction On $10k Deposit On Domiciliary Account

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said cash deposits into domiciliary accounts will no longer be restricted, and customers “shall have unfettered and unrestricted access to funds in their accounts”. The apex bank spoke in a statement issued after a meeting with the Bankers’ Committee on Sunday. The meeting was meant to provide further guidance to deposit money banks (DMBs) on the recent operational changes to the foreign exchange market and to discuss the implementation and implications of the policy changes for the banking public.

Invite Nnamdi Kanu, Ohanaeze tells Tinubu, says Dokubo enemy of govt

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has expressed outrage over the attack on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, by ex-militant leader, Asari Dokubo.  The Igbo group urged President Bola Tinubu to ignore the likes of Dokubo and invite Kanu for a round table discussion.  Dokubo had while speaking to journalists after a meeting with President Tinubu branded the IPOB leader a criminal; he also told Tinubu not to release him.  His statement has continued to draw the ire of Ndigbo, with many accusing him of reaching beyond his bounds.  In a statement issued on Sunday by the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, he accused Dokubo of being sponsored by those who want to destabilise President Tinubu’s government.  Okwu said it was unthinkable that at a time many patriotic citizens of the country were thinking of ways to unite the country, Dokubo who postures as a ‘son of the P