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The Imo State government has debunked the speculation that it ordered the arrest of a radio presenter. Mr. Nonso Uba because of his criticism of the Governor Hope Uzodimma administration.                     It explained that rather the police in Abuja arrested him on allegations of criminal libel bordering on threat to state security.                The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Emelumba, in a statement in Owerri, regretted that commentators have been blinded by emotions, such that they have completely ignored the alleged offence of the radio presenter.                      He noted that neither the style of his arrest nor the contents of his radio programmes was the issue, but the defamatory statement by Mr. Uba that Governor Hope Uzodimma and Alhaji Asari Dokubo were responsible for the killings in Imo State.              According to Emelumba, the government, as a law-abiding institution, sought the help of the police to investigate and substantiate the

Imo Politicians and the Insecurity, Campaign Promises

By Barr. Obidike Nwagwu Insecurity seems to have become a selling topic for everybody campaigning to remove the Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma from office come 2023. From their radio jingles to their campaign promises, everybody claims to hold the key to ending insecurity in Imo State. It has become their only campaign promise. Nobody is campaigning about good roads; Uzodimma has already solved that. Nobody is campaigning about youth development and empowerment; Uzodimma has already done that. Nobody cares about the health sector; Uzodimma has already offered free healthcare through the Imo Social Security Scheme. Nobody is talking about agriculture, social development, transportation because Gov Hope Uzodimma seems to have all those covered and there's nothing bad they can say about him in those areas. The only campaign tool they have has become insecurity; using the lives and safety of our people for their selfish political aspirations. But these desperate politicians

Order to stop Sit at home; Family confirms Kanu’s handwriting as Ekpa doubts letter

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu’s family has confirmed that the handwritten letter displayed by Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor that ended sit-at-home in the south east was actually written by Nnamdi Kanu. This was as the self-styled Prime Minister of Biafra, Simon Ekpa has declared that the letter did not emanate from Kanu. On Friday, Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor had addressed a world press conference where he displayed a handwritten letter from Kanu ending all sit-at-homes in the southeast. But in a swift reaction, Simon Ekpa through his verified Twitter handle said, “Our attention has been drawn to the fake letter from the pit of hell being paraded by Nigeria media claiming that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wrote a letter. “It is not only a joke but an insult taking too far that the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra is being misrepresented in this way. “As the Prime Minister of Biafra under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, i call on all Bia


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of its plan to embark on revenue drive across its district offices in the South East, this Saturday, 29th and Sunday 30th of July, 2023,  As a result of this development, our customers will be seeing staff of EEDC in their neighbourhood this weekend (Saturday and Sunday), carrying out disconnection of customers that are yet to pay their energy bills. EEDC therefore appeal to her esteemed customers to ensure that their current and outstanding bills are paid to avoid being disconnected.  Payments can be made at our Cash Offices, or alternatively through "Energy Pay" (by logging onto:, Collection Agents, Bank Apps, QuickTeller, and other online payment channels. EEDC can only improve its operations and deliver efficient services when customers promptly pay their bills. We therefore count on your support and cooperation as we strive to serve you better.

Re: Let the masses breath: Senate President says it was in the interest of the masses

The Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has cleared the air over the insinuation from different quarters stressing that the, let the poor breath statement on the floor of the Senate was intended to mock poor Nigerians.  In a statement made available by the media unit of the senate president to this newspaper, stressed that the Senate President is deeply concerned about the pains Nigerians are passing through and frowned at the wrong interpretation given to the statement.  "We are deeply concerned about the negative tilting of a very harmless statement by President of the Senate,  Godswill Akpabio, about his deep concern and that of the Senate on the plight of the ordinary Nigerians as a result of the prevailing economic situation in the country." He further stressed that the statement "Let The People Breathe"  made during Plenary on 26th July 2023, was made by Senator Akintunde Abiodun while speaking on the motion to halt the planned electricity tariff hike,


The statement, "connecting the south east to the national political grid" has been the focal point of Governor Hope Uzodimma's drive in uniting the Leaders and People of the region. He has prosecuted this by projecting the ideals and objectives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party to the region and thankfully, the embrace has given rise to a number of developmental initiatives and projects in the region. Sentimentally, as always referenced, the Ministerial List transmitted to the Senate by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has displayed the unison with which His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, is driving the new face of South East and Nigeria at large. Beyond the lyrics of critics and rhythms of rabble-rousers, it is honourable to acknowledge and commend the Governor for his efforts in the actualisation of this connection to the central Government. Interestingly, the nominees are technocrats that have achieved verifiable track records in their various p

JUST-IN: Gbajabiamila Delivers Ministerial List To Senate

Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamola, has delivered President Bola Tinubu’s list of ministerial nominees to the Senate in session. Gbajabiamila was admitted into the Red Chamber at about 1.18pm to deliver the message after Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, moved for the top presidential aide’s admission into the hallowed chamber. Gbajabiamila delivered the list to the Senate President, God’swill Akpabio, thereafter exchanged pleasantries with some Senators and left the chamber at 1.30pm. Earlier, the Senate held a closed-door or executive session on Thursday afternoon apparently to sort out some issues ahead of receiving the list of ministerial nominees. President Tinubu's Ministerial List,  28 Nominees Makes First Badge Of The List - Abubakar Momoh - Ambassador Yusuf Miatama Tukur CON  - Arch. Ahmed Dangiwa - Barr. Hannatu Musawa  - Chief Uche Nnaji - Dr. Berta Edu - Dr. Dorris Aniche Uzoka  - H.E. David Umahi  - H.E. Nyesom Wike  - H.E. Badaru Abubakar CON  -

Made In Anambra Export Pre Launch: Stakeholders Commend Soludo, calls for snergry with the Private Sector

  The pre launch for the commencement of the Made in Anambra export project, was yesterday convenned by the commissioner for Industry, Hon. Udechukwu Christian, at government house Awka, Anambra state. The pre launch was aimed at starting a campaign, for some of the leading industries in Anambra to  begin strategic export into the 54 African countries, where local manufacturers in the state will be encouraged to key into the policy, which will enable them export freely into Africa and beyond.  In his keynote address at the event, the commissioner for industry, Hon. Christian Udechukwu, stated that the era of just producing locally without taking into consideration the need to expand will soon be history, as the Government of Prof Charles Soludo has made frantic efforts to develop the industrial sector in the state, to ensure that  manufacturers from Anambra enjoy the benefits therein in the large African market, which is being supported by some banks and development financial instituti


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has notified its customers that by 24th November 2024, all prepaid meters in its network will cease to accept credit tokens, unless they are upgraded. This is as a result of a software upgrade which will be affecting all Standard Transfer Specification (STS) compliant prepaid meters across the globe. The upgrade will be implemented through a special ‘reset token’ known as “Key Change Token” (KCT), which will be loaded on their meters, to have them upgraded. Customers of EEDC that are using prepaid meters are therefore advised to ensure that their meters are upgraded before the set date of 24th November 2024, to avoid losing them. The management of EEDC appeals to its customers to remain calm and not panic, as they will be notified of the process and modalities for the upgrade.   For enquiries and further clarification, customers are to call: 084 700 100, SMS/Whatsapp: 0815 082 6060 or 0815 082 6061, or send email to: customerservice

Akwa Okuko Tiwaraki Kidnapped, whereabout still Unknown

  Akwa Okuko Tiwaraki a popular  native doctor has reportedly been abducted by gunmen in Oba, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The victim, known as “Akwa Okuko Tiwaraki” was said to have been kidnapped Sunday night from his hotel room while two of his personal aides were shot dead. The man, said to be among the strongest as well as the richest witch doctor's in the state was abducted effortlessly by the gunmen. A source close to the family said, “Akwa Okuko Tiwaraki na Oba has been Kidnapped last night in his Triple P Hotel. “Two of his securities men were shot dead. Where is Nwa Ocha and Odeshi? This is someone people flock his Oba mansion for anti-bullet charms and other money rituals.” Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident, saying Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye had launched manhunt for his abductors. “The incident happened around 11:30pm last night. “CP Aderemi Adeoye has ordered that operatives go after his abductors and ensure