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Governor Hope Uzodimma Intervenes in the Impasse between Igbos and Yorubas in Lagos State

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State and Chairman, South East Governors’ Forum has intervened in the ongoing impasse between the Igbo and Yoruba communities in Lagos State. During his recent visit to Lagos, where he attended the Nigeria Governors' Forum meeting and President Tinubu’s homecoming ceremony, Governor Uzodimma took the opportunity to meet with the Igbo business community in the state. In a display of empathy and understanding, Governor Uzodimma listened attentively as the Igbo business community expressed their concerns and frustrations. He recognized the adverse impact these issues have had on their businesses and residence in Lagos, as well as the prevailing security challenges faced by both communities. Having listened to their concerns and frustrations, Governor Uzodimma encouraged the Igbo business community to support the developmental strategies being formulated by the South East Governors' Forum (SEGF). In particular, he mentioned the upcoming South East Secu


  Chief Edozie Njoku is presently the APGA Chairman as recognized by Law, in this interview with select journalists at Abuja, he bared his mind like never before on the state of affairs of the party, the battle with Oye, and the way forward for the party and South East only sure route to the presidency.  Excerpts Question: Lets meet you and the way you will want to be addressed Edozie Njoku: I am Chief Edozie Njoku, I am from Imo state,Mbaise Ikwuato, and the Onwa of Ibeku in Ikwuato Mbaise.  Question: By description, you are the National Chairman of APGA, according to the supreme court judgement as affirmed by the Federal High Court  recently, today how do you see the crisis in APGA if there is any ? Edozie Njoku: Well it’s a very good question, I personally don’t feel that there is any crisis in APGA, all I see, is that there is a large confusion in APGA. APGA has asked for an extension of time, which in that period of time, we will do our congresses and our conventions. Oye even wit

Ojoto Community Vigilante Chief, 2 others arrested for murder of Keke rider in Anambra

Police operatives from Ogidi Division, Anambra State have arrested the Ojoto community vigilante commander and two others for the kidnap and murder of a tricycle operator, Christian Oluchukwu Onah. Onah, a 25 year old tricycle rider from Ovoko community, Igbo-Eze South LGA, Enugu State but residing in Oba, Idemili South LGA, Anambra State was declared missing on 28th May, 2023 when he failed to return after going out for the day’s business of tricycle riding transportation. His neighbour in Oba had raised alarm over his whereabouts and subsequently reported to the police.   The owner of the tricycle the missing Christian rides under hire purchase agreement engaged the services of a security tracker that eventually yielded positive fruits leading to the arrest of a man in possession of the missing tricycle used by Christian. On further interrogation, the man confessed buying the keke from Ojoto community vigilante operatives. When the police arrested the vigilante that sold the keke to


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company  PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers that her Cash Offices will be open for operations on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June 2023, during Eid-El-Kabir holiday.  Our alternate payment channels will equally be available to our customers during the period. They include: Energy Pay (by logging on to our website:, Point of Sale (POS), Quick-Teller, E-transact channels, Collection Agents, and other online platforms. Adequate arrangements have been made for our technical/maintenance teams to be on ground across our coverage areas, to attend to faults that may occur. For complaints, simply dial our 24/7 Call Center on: 084 700 100, and speak with an agent. You can also send SMS or WhatsApp to us via: 08150826060 or 08150826061.   While wishing our esteemed customers a wonderful Sallah holiday, we assure them of our commitment to delivering  improved services. Signed: *EMEKA EZEH* *Head, Corporate Communications, E

Insecurity: Hope Rises For Northern Businesses With New Service Chiefs

As the new service chiefs chart a new course on counter-terrorism in the fight against insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminality in Nigeria, hope appears to have risen for businesses in the Northern part of the country. The service chiefs and acting Inspector General  of Police (IGP) took over from their predecessors at the weekend, with a vow to take decisive counter measures against terror groups and oil thieves across the country. They are Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj Gen Christopher Musa; Chief of Army Staff, Maj Gen Abiodun Lagbaja; Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall H.B Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ikechukwu Ogalla, and Acting IGP Kayode Egbetokun. The once boisterous businesses in most parts of the North had hitherto been crippled by insurgency, banditry and kidnapping, with series of gory attacks on communities culminating in increased social risks, discouraged investment and triggered economic crisis. Besides, the security challeng

IGP Meets Police Squadron, Pledges Improved Security

As part of efforts to achieve internal security across the country, the acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, will today be meeting with Mobile Police Squadron at the force headquarters, Abuja. Egbetokun, who reassured all citizens of Nigeria that the general security of lives and property in Nigeria will be improved in all ramifications, had pledged to return the Mobile Police Force to its past glory. Force PRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement that today’s meeting is “in furtherance of his (IGP) vision and painstaking drive to achieve his goals.” He said the  acting IGP will be meeting with commanders of the 79 Police Mobile Force Squadrons at the force headquarters to educate them on new operational strategies for improved training, deployments and enhanced tactical engagements for better public safety and general security for all and sundry. Egbetokun also reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force, under his watch, to attain its primacy

Chief Simon Okeke Urges South East Governor's to Form Synergy to Tackle Insecurity

  ...... Commends Senator Ubah for his proactive measures to safeguard Anambra South Senatorial District The former police service commission boss, Chief Simon Okeke has called on south east governor's to form a synergy towards tackling the rising rate of insecurity in the zone, as that is the only way to fish out the culprits and clear criminals and criminal elements from the south east. The former PSC boss made this known in an interview with select journalists at his country home, Akatar Lodge in Amichi, Nnewi South LGA of Anambra state. He opined that, its indeed a matter of necessity, that they should come together to fight  security issues in the zone " this should not be a battle for one state government to fight, it should be a corporative work, the south east governor's should come together and work in synergy to fortify the zone and clean up the south east from criminal elements".  He stressed that there is a lot to be done security wise, in combating crime


The attention of Anambra State Government has been drawn to the existence of some phantom awards being promoted by some groups  or NGOs with a bogus caption as “ANAMBRA Awards”—- a caption that confuses or deceives the public.  The said “awards “ are scheduled to hold on 1st July, 2023 at the Stanel Event Centre, Awka. The Government has received several calls from unsuspecting persons who assume that the Government is involved in the “awards”. We respect “free speech” and the right of any individual or group to express their opinions about anyone through recognitions or “awards”, and for whatever “purpose”. But the title of such awards or recognitions, must not leave anyone in doubt that such represent the personal/subjective “opinions” of the awarding group or NGO.   Reputable newspapers and organizations give their annual “man of the year” awards but they are sincere to appropriately caption them as: “The Sun Man of the Year”, “Vanguard Man of the Year”, etc.  They do not caption th

Umuona Community elects new Traditional Ruler.

  Umuona Community in Aguata LGA of Anambra state, yesterday made a loud statement and history as well by electing a new Traditional Ruler, after the Anambra state government dethroned the former traditional ruler Humphrey Ejesieme  after an in-depth investigation about the running battle in the community between the throne and the town union.  Recall that the former traditional ruler has been at daggers drawn with the elected President General of the community, Chief Kenneth Okoye(Ide Umuona) over issues bordering on ethics and respect for the office of the PG. Umuona Community in Aguata LGA, is the first community to have a new IGWE in the administration of Prof Charles Soludo.  In a keenly contested election, Chief Sunday Ikechukwu Ezeofor emerged the traditional ruler elect for Umuona Community with 115 votes to beat his closet rival in the person of Prof Akaolisa Ezeagu.  In his acceptance speech the new Igwe elect of Umuona Community, Chief Sunday Ikechukwu Ezeofor thanked member

Arise Africa Achievers Awards Lights Up Owerri, Other Cities July 29

–Arise Africa Community Development Awards is here again!!! Arise Africa Magazine annual accolade event which is fully designed and packaged to celebrate our heroes, Statesmen, Entrepreneurs, Community leaders and men of substance whose vision, tenacity and hard work has and is still transforming our communitiea into a better place to live, promises to be a mind blowing and exciting event Arise Africa Magazine celebrates renowned national and international Icons who are projecting the heritage and endowments as well as raising the beautiful continent of Africa. The Arise Africa Achievers Awards according to the Organizers “offers opportunity to pay tribute to the champions in our neighborhoods whose efforts most times goes unrecognized having perfected plans to make this years celebration, a memorable one as we will keep celebrating people, places and values.” “You are invited to join us on Saturday 29th July at Golden Tulip Essential Hotels Owerri as we honor those who work tirelessly