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Special Advisers (SAs) on University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo and Agriculture III Meet With Hope Farmers' Movement (HOFAM)

The collaboration and teamwork among the SA on University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Hon. Ezekiel Chukwukere, SA on Agriculture II, Dr. Chris Washington Igbozuruike and SA on Agriculture III, Chief Bernard Nwanana has started yielding fruits as they met with the stakeholders of Hope Farmers' Movement (HOFAM) in Owerri yesterday. It was a moment of joy for farmers when they saw their patron in their midst. In his remark, SA on University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Hon. Chukwukere stated that the three (3) SAs supposed to be on ground, however; Dr.  Chris Washington was unavoidably absent due to official engagement. HOFAM Coordinator, Amb. Innocent Dike appreciated their presence, and informed them that the people here are conglomerate of real farmers in different fields. He further asserted that ''we are not ghost farmers, but real ones and enjoined the SAs to support them as farmers have resolved to vote Dist. Sen. Hope Uzodinma in November I

Uzodimma bans all non authorized levy collection taskforces in Imo

  The Imo state government has banned all forms of unauthorized levy collection taskforce in the state. This was made known to newsmen yesterday in an official press release signed by Oguwike Nwachuku, the Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to the Governor. In the statement he directed that, all persons or groups involved in the reckless collection of levies in Imo State without the strict authorisation of the governor have been asked to desist forthwith or have themselves to blame. Governor Hope Uzodimma said the consequences that await the refusal of those involved in such acts are huge because his government is no longer prepared to tolerate acts that smear her image. The release further noted that Governor Uzodimma is particularly concerned about reports of individuals, groups and even political appointees, who harass members of the public under the guise of taskforces and use same to collect levies and impose penalties that are both illegal and criminal. The Governor howy ins

Akpabio Commended For Disclosing ‘Recess Allowance’ To Senators On Live TV.

  Foundation for True Freedom and Public Accountability, a leading advocate for transparency and accountability in government, has commended the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio for his recent announcement on live Television, the recess allowance provided to Senators for their annual vacation.  This commendable act of transparency sets a positive precedent for public officeholders and fosters trust between elected officials and the citizens they serve. In a time when the public demands greater openness and accountability from their representatives, Senate President Godswill Akpabio's decision to publicly disclose the recess allowance demonstrates a commitment to the principles of good governance. By ensuring that the information is available to the public, he has taken a significant step towards enhancing transparency in the legislative process. The decision to make the recess allowance information public is particularly noteworthy given the prevailing challenges of misinf


 .......Declare Support And Endorsement Of Dist. Sen Hope Uzodimma For A Second Term In an impressive display of unwavering support and enthusiasm, Executives of a grassroot mobilization group known as Hope in Hope Organization, today, August 9, 2023 paid a visit to Hon. Ezekiel Chukwukere SA to Governor Hope Uzodimma, The visitation, which took place at the Obi Eze Imo,  attendance was marked by resounding declarations of support and the Organizing One Day National Endorsement Conference of the Shared Prosperity Governor of Imo State, Dist. Sen Hope Uzodimma, for a second term in office Coming up September 29, 2023  The Hope in Hope Organization, a prominent support group consisting of grassroots leaders, community activists, and passionate individuals who share a common vision for progress and development in Imo State, arrived office of the SA to the governor Hon. Ezekiel Chukwukere  amidst a palpable air of anticipation. Led by their Director general, Hon. Marcellinus, the delegatio

NAFDAC holds sensitization workshop in Awka, Warns on Dangers of Drug Hawking & Ripening of Fruits with Carbide

The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Christianh Adeyeye, yesterday held the south east NAFDAC media sensitization workshop on the dangers of drug Hawking and ripening of fruits with calcium carbide in Awka Anambra state. She used the occasion to call on media practitioners in the south east and beyond to be worthy partners in creating awareness about dangers of patronizing people hawking drugs in streets and markets;as well as those selling fruits ripen with calcium carbide. The NAFDAC DG represented by a director in the parastatal,Dr Leonard Omokpariola,  noted that it is completely an arbitration and very wrong to hawk drugs in streets and market places; because, drugs are essential and life-saving commodities.  She said, "Drugs should not be sold as they sell tomatoes and vegetables. Drugs require specific storage conditions. So, if you subject drugs  to heats and unhealthy conditions, the potency will be


••• Cancels Planned National Protest Striking members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) are set to call off their two week old strike after a closed door meeting with Principal Officers of the Senate on Tuesday.  Adressing the media shortly after the closed door meeting with President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio and other Principal Officers of the Senate, National President of the association, Dr Emeka Innocent Orji, stated "we had a very fruitful meeting with the Senate led by the President of the Senate and from our discussions with them, we are very hopeful that when we table our discussions today before the NEC, something positive would come out. "From our interaction with the President of the Senate and the practical demonstration he did before us today, we are very confident that there would be light at the end of the tunnel in the next 24 hours. "Because of the intervention of the President of the Senate, who is the number three citizen an

Ifeanyi Ubah's Drum Beat in Germany: The Two Messages

Flashback to August 17, 2019, a piece of very disturbing news filtered in that a frontline Igbo son, the then deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was mobbed while attending an Igbo cultural festival in Germany. This news was quickly followed by video evidence of the sad event, a video that set off ripples across the globe. This unfortunate event quickly spread fear in the entire southeast region of Nigeria and provided cannon fodder for the criminal elements that were terrorising the region to up their ante and deepen the scourge of physical and mental siege on Ndi Igbo. The end result was people abandoning their businesses every Monday for fear of the unknown and the festival of wanton kidnappings and payment of ransoms that followed. Since then and to date, Igbo leaders have made it a point of duty to avoid any Igbo cultural-related event in Germany and infact every other country outside Nigeria in a bid to avoid the 'Ekweremadu treatment'.  Fast forward to

Senator Ubah Emerges Chairman, Senate Committee On States And Local Government Affairs.

The senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has emerged Chairman of the newly created Senate Committee on States and Local Government Affairs as announced by the Senate leadership last night.  This critical committee will, amongst other functions, carry out oversight activities on various federal government projects, allocations, and interventions in the entire 36 states, including FCT and the 774 local government areas   in the country . Recall that Senator Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah  won his re-election on the platform of his party, the Young Progressives Party YPP, with a landslide to become a ranking member of the 10th Senate . This is indeed cheerful news as Nigerians look forward to the idea bearer , Distinguished Senator, Ifeanyi Ubah's Midas Touch, along with his committee members in handling oversight functions using the Ccmmittee on States and Local Government Affairs to ensure inter alia that the various federal government in

Int’l Day of Cooperatives: Anambra govt partners cooperatives on food security

Anambra has joined the rest of the world to marks 2023 International Cooperative Day today (Saturday), the State Government through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is currently seeking partnership with the Cooperative societies operating in the state on food sufficiency and security.  The State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr Christian Udechukwu, disclosed this at Ekwueme Square Awka, venue of this year’s celebration. He said the partnership will help boost agricultural production for food sufficiency in the state and beyond. The Commissioner stated that the State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo is desirous of empowering the societies after the partnership, explaining that the state government has already mapped out some funds to that effect, while it is expected to meet with all the representatives of the 20,000 Cooperative societies operating in the state for proper take off. According to him, today, Anambra choose to mark the International day of Cooperatives, celebrated


The Senator Representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, in Frankfurt Germany, attended the 2023 edition of the Nigerian German Cultural Carnival.   The Nigerian German Cultural Carnival is an annual event that showcases the rich cultural heritage of both countries. The carnival provides a platform for cultural exchange, which over the years has fostered understanding and appreciation of each other's traditions, music, dance, and cuisine.  Senator Ubah who on his own official Facebook handle said he was honoured to be part of this celebration. "It was a great opportunity to showcase the diversity and vibrancy of Nigerian culture to an international audience. Our delegation was warmly received by the organizers and participants of the carnival led by the Nigerian Consul General at the Consulate General of Nigeria in Frankfurt Germany Amb. Wahab Akande." The event gave the Senator and his delegation the opportunity to interact with variou

Senate screens 46 of 48 ministerial nominees; to screen Keyamo, Mahmoud, others on later

The Senate yesterday entered the fifth day of the screening of the ministerial nominees forwarded to it by  President Bola Tinubu for screening and subsequent confirmation. The Senate commenced the screening exercise with Lola Ade-John,  the ministerial nominee from Lagos State after its almost two hours closed-door meeting. The Screening which started 3 pm, came to an end at 7.19 pm, just as in between the process, the Senate went on break at 5.05 pm and returned at 5.45 pm. President Tinubu had earlier sent a list of 28 ministerial nominees followed by a supplementary list of 19 nominees last Wednesday to the Senate for screening. Also screened yesterday were Bosun  Tijani from Ogun  State; Dr Isiak  Salako,  Ogun;  Prof. Tahir  Mamman,  Adamawa; and  Uba Maigari  Ahmadu, Taraba. The Senate will screen Dr Mariya  Mahmoud Mairiga, Kano and Festus Keyamo, Delta  State on the next legislative day which is Monday. Meanwhile, when he appeared before the Senate for screening yesterday, the