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APC Leadership: Akpabio Congratulates Ganduje, Bashiru On Emergence As Chairman, Secretary

  •••Says He's Round Peg In Round Hole President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has described the emergence of the former Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdulahi Ganduje, as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as putting a round peg in a round hole. A statement from the Media Office of the President of the Senate, quoted him as saying," we are very satisfied with the emergence of His Excellency, Dr Abdulahi Ganduje, as our National Chairman. He ticks all the boxes and he is indeed, a round peg in a round hole. He has all it takes to take the party to another level.  " With Dr Ganduje as the party chairman,  the Renewed Hope agenda of President Bola Tinubu, is right on course. As a strong and committed party man, he knows how to galvanize all interests within the party into a united entity for the future success of the party, " the statement stated.  He noted that, "the seamless transition that led to his emergence as the National chairman


The duo of Senator Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah  and His Majesty, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri( Eze Akajiovo Igbo Nile) yesterday, 3rd August 2023, paid a visit to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (MNK) as part of the ongoing efforts by the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District to bring about a speedy resolution of the insecurity issues bedeviling the southeast region. Senator Ubah, who was also accompanied on the trip by the Director-General of the Ifeanyi Ubah Foundation, Chief Vin Onyeka, was at the DSS facility in continuation of the series of interventions with other Igbo stakeholders, to ensure the release of Mazi Kanu from detention. The visit was heralded by an earlier stop over at the Chambers of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer, Bar Ifeanyi Ejiofor,Esq.(KSC). As narrated by Bar. Ejiofor on his official Facebook handle after the visit to Kanu, "the visit was unprecedented, as fruitful and productive discussions were exclusively held

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide faults claims by IPOB, on Gov Mbah militarising Enugu State

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has faulted claims by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, that Governor Peter Mbah is militarising Enugu State.  IPOB made the allegation in a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful.  Powerful said militarising and humiliating the people of Enugu State in the guise of ending the sit-at-home order was a wrong approach and unacceptable.  However, the National President of Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike told journalists on Friday that there has been no reported case of intimidation or humiliation of Enugu residents by the security agencies deployed to checkmate the activities of hoodlums.  Okwu, who said Governor Mbah should be commended rather than vilified, noted that the presence of security agencies at strategic locations in the State had built the confidence of residents.  According to him, a few weeks back, criminals were on a rampage in Enugu, attacking and robbing resi

UNICEF Holds Women Health Conference in Anambra

Anambra State Ministry of Health in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), yesterday organized its first Women Health Conference at Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre in Awka, Anambra state.  In his opening remarks, Dr. Afam Obidike, the State Commissioner for Health, stressed that the event in line, at creating more awareness on common diseases that affect women and children, and how the participants can extend the training and teaching down to the women at community level, for better penetration, especially during this year's annual women August meeting. Dr. Obidike however urged the women to continue using anti mosquito treated nets in their various homes, as it prevents mosquitoes and reduces the usage of malaria drugs. He therefore called on Nigerians to always eat good food, as food is medicine.He appreciated the Governor's wife,Mrs Nonye Soludo for initiating the health conference at a time, when


  ...... AS ANAMBRA YOUTHS EMBRACE NEW DIGITAL ECONOMY Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo has commissioned the temporary site for the Solution Innovation District located at De Destination Hub, Awka, Anambra state.  The Innovation district is however a one-stop shop for youths in the areas of services and innovation, which is geared towards provide training, incubation, and access to free internet for youths with steady power supply Performing the function, Governor Soludo congratulated the 20,000 Anambra youths who recently participated in the initial training programme of the Solution Innovation District, for acquiring various digital skills online.  The Governor however thanked Microsoft and Wootlab Foundation for partnering with the state government to make the project a reality, revealing that the current Government House will become the permanent site of the Solution Innovation District once he moves into the ongoing new government house under construction. He

Simon Ekpa: March words with action - Ohanaeze tells Senate

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged the Senate to march words with action towards ensuring a swift action by the Federal Government in handling Finland-based Simon Ekpa. The Senate had asked the Federal Government to approach the Finnish Government to extradite Simon Ekpa, a self-acclaimed disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. In a statement made available to journalists on Monday, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, said what Ekpa was doing in the South-East was pure criminality and should be handled as such.  He said Simon Ekpa has finally been exposed as an agent of destabilisation in Igbo land.  Okwu said Ekpa’s rejection of an order from IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that everything about sit-at-home should be suspended, was another clear indication that he was an enemy of Ndigbo. In the handwritten letter, which has gone viral,

Nnamdi Kanu's release long overdue - Chief Simon Okeke

Chief Simon Okeke the former Police service commission boss has stepped up the call for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, saying that it's long overdue. In this interview with select Journalists at his Akatar Lodge Country home in Amichi over the weekend. The elder statesman who bared his mind on national issues, however maintained that the release of Nnamdi Kanu is long overdue.  Excerpts Ques: Sir, the sit at home in the South East which has caused untold hardship on the people is as a result of the continued detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, what is your take on that? Ans: My own view is that the release of Nnamdi Kanu is long overdue. He has been granted bail, by a court of competent jurisdiction, why do you still hold him? There is no point at all holding him, and it is anarchy when you don't respect the decision of the courts. That is anarchy. So it's long overdue for Nnamdi Kanu to be released. Then, regarding Ekpa, who is 6000 miles away causing havoc in Nigeria and esp

Nigeria advance at Women’s World Cup with Ireland draw

Nigeria have sealed their place in the round of 16 at the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand following a battling 0-0 Group B draw against Republic of Ireland on Monday, the first African side to advance to the knockout phase. The Super Falcons had the better chances in the game but could not force a winner and finish second in the pool behind Australia. They will now face the top team in Group D, which at this stage looks likely to be European champions England. That fixture will be played next Monday, with Nigeria to have certainty around their opponent when Group D concludes on Tuesday. It is the third time the Super Falcons have successfully negotiated the group stages at a World Cup, having reached the quarterfinals in 1999 and the round of 16 in France four years ago. They finished with five points in their pool this time round having also drawn 0-0 with Olympic champions Canada, who have since been dumped put, and claimed a stunning 3-2 win over Australia. They

Nnamdi Kanu meets choice doctor outside DSS facility

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has met with his choice physician outside the facility of the Department of State Services (DSS). The IPOB’s lead counsel Ifeanyi Ejiofor revealed this in a tweet on Sunday. He said: “Sequel to our avowed assurance to always keep Ezigbo UmuChineke abreast of pertinent happenings, especially with Onyendu’s health status, welfare and update on his legal matters, we are pleased to inform you that Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu met with his choice personal physician yesterday in a hospital in Abuja, outside the facility of the State Security Service (SSS). “As was part of the protocol, I witnessed the consultation. The medical examination was seamless and productive, and he will be progressing to the next stage soon.” Mr Kanu’s lawyers have been trying to get the DSS to allow him meet his physician.   Commenting further, Ejiofor said: “As the entire world has always been informed, Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has consistently made his posi

Let The Masses Breathe Comment: Senate Carpets Utomi Over Assault On Akpabio

..... Says Assault Misdirected And Uncalled For The Senate has described as misplaced, a comment credited to a chieftain of the Labour Party, Professor Pat Utomi, over the decision of the Senate to stop the planned increase of electricity tariffs which would further increase the suffering of the masses. A statement issued by the Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee of the Senate, Yemi Adaramodu, on Sunday in Abuja said, "the Senate is alarmed at the insidious misinterpretation enunciated by some political surrealists, who always leave the causes of their troubles to look for unnecessary scapegoats.  "The personal tirades and character assaults hauled at the Senate President by Professor Pat Utomi, are misdirected and uncalled for. Insinuating that the President of the Senate, His Excellency, Godswill Akpabio, was mocking the Nigerian masses with the phrase 'LET THE POOR BREATHE, is dressing falsehood and mischief in an undesirable garment. " The Senate is an assem

Hope Farmers Movement, Pays Solidarity Visit to Chief Ezekiel Chukwukere.

..... Commend him for his efforts to support Farmers in Imo state. The Hope Farmers Movement, a cooperative society domiciled in Imo with spread across the 27 LGAs, has paid a solidarity visit to Chief Ezekiel Chukwukere, the SA to Govenor Hope Uzodinma, on University of Agriculture and Environmental sciences Umuagwo. The visit was to intimate him of the progress, they have made so far, at ensuring that there is food security in the state and to also partner with him to drive the 3R mantra of Senator Hope Uzodinma towards making Imo a prosperous state. The establishment of a mass movement of farmers in Imo state is coming at an "auspicious time, when confidence in the electorate for political leaders is at its lowest ebb. The group intends to galvanize support and actually participate in all their capacities within it's reach to achieve the lofty goal that will see the ascendency to power of not just any man, but one with proven track record like Govenor Hope Uzodinma.  In his