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The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Awka has nullified the election of Hon Uche Elodimuo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). In its judgment, the court ruled that the declaration of Mr Uche Elodimuo as the winner of the 2023 Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is illegal, unconstitutional, null and void. The court also ordered INEC to conduct a supplementary election in eight of the Polling Units in Nnewi within ninety days. Hon Peter Uzokwe of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) dragged the APGA candidate and INEC to the Tribunal over alleged illegal cancellation of votes in Nnewi.


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers in Awka, Anambra State, that the power outage currently being experienced is due to the loss of supply from its source of power at TCN Station, Onitsha, at about 6:53pm, yesterday. As a result of this development, all feeders under EEDC Awka district are out of power supply. TCN engineers are already patrolling the lines to ascertain the cause of power outage. We therefore apologise to our esteemed customers in Awka and appeal for their patience and understanding as we are on standby, hoping that issue is resolved and power restored within the shortest time possible.

Erling Haaland wins PFA Players’ Player of the Year

Erling Haaland has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Players’ Player of the Year after his extraordinary debut season helping City win a historic Treble. The City striker scored an incredible 52 goals in all competitions after a record-breaking first season at the Etihad.  Haaland broke the single-season Premier League goalscoring record in 2022/23 with 36 goals in just 35 games while his 44 goal involvements equalled the highest-ever total set by Thierry Henry. 

Gabon: Democracy Dies In Africa When Elections Are Poisoned – Shehu Sani

Former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has opined that it is time to consider why democracies fail in African countries. Recall that the current coup plotters in Niger Republic had blamed rising insecurity and a lack of economic growth, stating that the intervention was necessary to avoid the gradual and inevitable demise of the country. However, in the case of Gabon, the military blamed the alleged fraudulent election that produced Ali Bongo as president. Speaking on behalf of the Gabonese people, the military officers expressed their determination to safeguard peace by ending the current regime that has lasted over 40 years. In a post via Twitter, Shehu Sani said it is time to stop asking why military coups are succeeding in Africa and focus on why democracies are failing. The former lawmaker expressed surprise at how the Gabonese stormed the streets and danced in excitement over the coup. Sani added that Ali Bong’s family dominated and destroyed democracy, adding th

Davido Speaks After Performance At PFA Award Ceremony

Nigerian Singer Davido has thanked the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) for inviting him to perform at the awards ceremony on Tuesday. The 30-year-old took to the microblogging platform, X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday, thanking the association and stating how music and sports go hand in hand. “Thank you @PFA for the opportunity to not only attend such a prestigious event but also perform. Music and sports have always gone great together and we proved that again last night!,”  he wrote. Davido performed the songs ‘ Unavailable’  and ‘ Feel It’  from his new album  Timeless  at the event. He is the first African artiste to perform at the PFA awards ceremony.

Top-up programme not for every HND holder – NBTE clarifies

The National Board for Technical Education says the new online top-up programme for Higher National Diploma holders to acquire a Bachelor’s Degree for one year, with foreign accredited universities, is meant for HND holders who want to pursue an academic career. The NBTE Head of Media Unit, Hajiya Fatima Abubakar, offered the clarification in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. Abubakar quoted the board’s Chief Executive, Prof. Idris Bugaje, saying the programme is not for all the HND holders but rather for those who have the ambition to further their career in an academic environment such as teaching and research in the Polytechnics or Universities. ”This top-up is an alternative to the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) offered by Nigerian Universities. ”In a democracy such as ours, HND holders should be allowed to make a choice between PGD and the top-up to BSc,” he said. He said the clarification came on the heels of misunderstandings about the programme in a section

Google unveils enterprise AI tools, new AI chip

Google unveiled a swath of fresh artificial-intelligence technology and partnerships on Tuesday that were geared toward bringing more of the growing technology to large businesses. The batch of announcements from its Google Next conference in San Francisco included new customers for its cloud software such as General Motors (GM.N) and Estee Lauder Companies (EL.N).The Alphabet (GOOGL.O) subsidiary made public a new version of its custom-built AI chips, unveiled an enterprise-scale tool to watermark and identify images generated with AI – plus tools for security and its office suite. The flurry of announcements is part of Google’s recent effort to showcase its AI plans, after Microsoft (MSFT.O) caught the company off guard with an ambitious AI strategy it has been rolling out since last year. But its big business customers need to be deliberate and move at a different pace, Google Cloud chief Thomas Kurian said in an interview with Reuters. “We’ve generally told enterprise customers, ‘G

Ogun Pastor Sets Lady On Fire During Special Prayer

  A 21-year-old lady identified as Sukura Owodunni has allegedly been set ablaze by a pastor, Taiwo Odebiyi, when he was trying to perform deliverance on her at his Cherubim and Seraphim Maberu Parish located in Offin in the Sagamu area of Ogun State. Nigerian Not ch   gathered that the incident happened on August 17, 2023, when the victim visited the church for a special prayer at the pastor’s invitation. Our correspondent further learnt that the pastor directed the victim to buy Amazing Grace perfume, local eggs and a candle for the special prayer. While praying for her, the pastor was said to have poured the perfume on the lady’s body and lit the candle. Immediately after the pastor lit the candle, Owodunni was said to have gone up in flames, causing serious burns to her chest, shoulder and legs. it was further gathered from an eyewitness that the suspect was immediately arrested after the Divisional Police Officer in Adigbe, CSP Abdulfattah Ogunsanya, and his men stormed the premis


The Anambra State Commissioner of Police CP Aderemi Olufemi Adeoye on Sunday August 27, 2023, described the Control Systems of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in Nnewi, Anambra State as a commendable initiative that will enhance security in the state. The Commissioner made this remark during his visit to the CCTV & Communication Control Room, which was facilitated by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, the representative of Anambra South Senatorial District at the red Chambers. During the visit, CP Adeoye expressed his satisfaction with the state-of-the-art equipments and technology in the facility, stating that it will greatly aid the police in their efforts to combat crime and ensure the safety of the people.  The Commissioner also commended Senator Ifeanyi Ubah for his foresight and commitment to the security of the state, noting that the installation of the CCTV system is a giant step towards achieving a safer Anambra and urged the people of the state to support the police in their effo

Mbido Igbo Honors Amb Charles Nwonye, with Eziokwu Atuagwu

Mbido Igbo association, a socio cultural group from Igboukwu, over the weekend at the Yam House Igboukwu during the celebration of this year's new yam festival honored Amb Charles Nwonye with the chieftaincy title of Eziokwu Atuagwu 1 na ana Igbo. The honor was in recognition of his ability to speak truth to power, without fear or favour as he has always been on the path of truth which has helped solve so many personal and community issues in the past.  Amb Charles Nwonye after the conferment of the title, thanked God for his mercy,which he dedicated to him and also commended the socio cultural organization for finding him worthy to be bestowed with such an honor. He said that " the name Eziokwu Atuagwu 1 na ana Igbo is a confirmation of my resolve to always stand on the truth. I am not afraid of saying the truth, reason I have been at peace with everyone around me." He thanked the organizers of the event, especially the national president of the group, Okafo Uzo and his

Ogbuefi Akuezumkpa Nnewi sets to celebrate new yam festival, opens Obi-Ego

  All roads will lead to No 79 Ozubulu Road, Umudim-Nnewi, Anambra State residence of Chief Kenneth Adili Ubah as he celebrates the 2023 new yam festival. Chief Ubah(Akuezumkpa Nnewi) will also used the occasion to officially open his Obi-Ohazulike also known as Obi-Ego. The two in one celebration is already generating discussions in town would hold on 29th August, 2023. Family, friends and well wisher are already expressing excitement as they cannot wait for the D day. Chief Kenneth Adili Ubah, Ogbuefi Akuezumkpa Nnewi is an accomplished businessman and a philanthropist per excellence who has written his name in the sand of time. High class musicians, reigning DJs, media practitioners and well known persons in the social circle have already signified their intentions to part of Ogbuefi Akuezumkpa multiple celebrations. The occasion promises to be the talk of the town for a very long time.


  In yet another endorsement bagged for the numerous achievements of the Shared Prosperity administration, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has been endorsed for the second term bid by the Orlu Zone.  During the just concluded Orlu Zone summit which was well represented by illustrious sons and daughters from the zone and across party borders, applauded Governor Uzodimma for the numerous achievements in the state and across the South-East region.  In his reaction, Governor Uzodimma commended his people for their wonderful show of love, acceptability, and support.  The Governor reiterated his administration's commitment to justify the trust reposed on him.  He disclosed that his campaign is based on Imo people seeing what he has done which will further prove what he will yet do for the betterment of Ndi Imo.  According to the Governor, "Don't give up, hope is coming. We will continue to bring Prosperity and empower our people".  He also reassured his