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Downpour leaves Lagos-Badagry Expressway flooded, as residents groan

Borno floods force Zulum to relocate to Damboa Hundreds of motorists and passengers going to Mile 2 were on Saturday stranded as flood from a morning downpour disrupted free movement on the trade fair and Abule-Ado axis of Lagos-Badagry Expressway. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that flood from the downpour blocked the trade fair axis, temporarily impeding movement of vehicles on the expressway. NAN also reports that the rainfall, which started at 5.00.a.m and continued for hours, forced many passengers to come down from commercial vehicles and resort to trekking from Abule-Ado to Barracks in Ojo. Some passengers and motorists urged the Lagos State Government to clear the drainage to avert such flood incidentsl Mrs Ibironke Adegboyega, a trader in Ebute-Aro, Lagos Island, said that the flood had prevented her from going to open her shop. Another passengers trying to cross from one side of Lagos Badagry expressway to the other during the downpour on Saturday. “The

IGP Tasks Lagos CP to Unravel mystery behind Mohbad’s Death

The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Olukayode Egbetokun and Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Idowu Owohunwa, on Saturday, deliberated on the circumstances surrounding the death of Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad. The latest development was made known by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyi Adejobi. According to the Police spokesman, Egbetokun and Owohunwa had the deliberation at the Police Airwing, Muritala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja Lagos. In the statement via X, Adejobi said the IGP had directed the Lagos CP to deploy the command’s resources to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of Mohbad. He wrote: “IGP and CP Lagos deliberating on the death of Mohbad at the Police Airwing, Muritala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja Lagos on Saturday. The IGP immediately directed CP Lagos to deploy the command’s resources to carry out a thorough investigation on the matter. The IGP promised the CP of adequate support on the

Tinubu Makes Fresh Appointment

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Tope Fasua, the Chief Executive Officer of Global Analytics Consulting, as Special Adviser on Economic Affairs in the office of the Vice President. Fasua announced his appointment via his verified X handle on Friday night. “So, yours truly has been appointed Special Adviser to the President on Economic Affairs in the VP’s office. Just what I wanted for national impact. We thank God Almighty and those who remembered me and insisted. For God and country,” Mr Fasua said. Fasua, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN, studied economics at the Ondo State University where he finished as the best graduating student in 1991. He secured his second degree in Financial Markets & Derivatives, from the London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He started his career in 1992 with the defunct Citizens Bank. He later worked with Standard Trust Bank and Equatorial Trust Bank where he rose to the position of Principal M

Ikeduru West Dev Centre Co-ordinator, Hon. Iyke J. Ibekwe & Members initiate house to house campaign for Uzodinma's re-election

As the November 11, 2023 Imo state governorship election approaches, a strong member of the running All Progressives Congress (APC) in Mbaitoli/Ikeduru federal constituency and Co-ordinator, Ikeduru West development centre, *Hon Iyke Ibekwe & members* has embarked on house-to-house enlightenment campaign aimed at making indigenes and the electorate in the thickly populated Ikeduru West area of Imo state, realize the importance and implications of Governor Hope Uzodinma's re-election into office. Iyke Ibekwe while lecturing the people at the grassroots level on areas of enviable achievements by the 3-R mantra administration of Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, maintained that Imo state as at today, is safer in the hands of Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, the incumbent governor of the State. The development centre co-ordinator posited that no other person could have been able to endure the pains suffered by Hope Uzodinma in efforts to salvage Imo state from th

Impeachment Rumour, A Ruse - Senate

The Senate on Saturday described as a ruse, the rumour making the rounds in some media that some Senators were planning to impeach the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio.  A press statement by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Yemi Adaramodu said, "our attention has just been drawn to a syndicated satanic verses in a section of the media, of purported and illusory plots of leadership change in the Senate.  "The Nigerian Senate is one united and fraternal family. This imaginative composition is in the realm of the fake and fallacious story of 100m per legislator. It's apt to note that the10th Senate, under the leadership of Senator Godswill Akpabio has carried out its Legislative and constitutional duties diligently.  "Within a span of less than 60 Legislative days, the Senate has passed life enhancing bills and motions. It has screened and confirmed Service Chiefs and Ministers, among others, apart from very essential oversight

The Senate Is Stable and Harmonious, Working Towards A greater and Better Nigeria - Eyiboh

Contrary to sponsored news report in some sections of the media that some unnamed Senators were allegedly ploting to impeach the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, the Nigerian Senate under the leadership of Akpabio is stable and unperturbed by what appears to be a syndicated media attack from outside the precincts of the National Assembly. Reacting to syndicated reports in some weekend newspapers about plots to distabilise the Senate and its leadership, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President of the Senate,  Hon Eseme Eyiboh,  said the reports were complete imaginations and sometimes laced with malice to achieve what Senators are yet to comprehend. He noted that "the Senate has since moved on after the leadership contest. The plot to drag in Senators who initially did not support the emergence of the present leadership into a conspiracy that does not exist was uncharitable to the Senators". “Senators are presently concluding their holidays

BREAKING: APGA Chairman Assaulted, Beaten And Dragged Out Of APGA Regional Office

It was a show of shame yesterday at the APGA regional office Awka as the Idemili north Local Govt chairman of APGA, Hon Obiora Samuel Chukwunulu was beaten and assaulted by the security details of the state chairman of the party. AIF Media gathered that the assault on the Hon Chukwunulu was on the order of the state chairman, Barr Ifeatu Obi-Okoye. Yesterday, the state chairman inaugurated the LG chairmen of APGA in all the 21 local councils of the state at the regional office of the party at Awka. Trouble began when the state chairman sighted Hon Obiora Samuel Chukwunulu the duly elected party chairman of Idemili north LGA. Recall that the state Chairman Barr Obi-Okoye who is also from Idemili north LGA has refused to recognized Hon Chukwunulu as the elected chairman for the party in his local govt. During the state congress organized by Dr Obi Ogbolu the Special Adviser to the governor on political matters, Barr Obi-Okoye anointed one Chief Lemmy Ekwo while the party memb


~THE SLOGAN THAT BEST DESCRIBES IFEANYI UBAH'S UNIQUE BOND WITH THE MASSES  I am not going to regale you this weekend with any stories from the giant strides of the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District ,Senator Dr Ifeanyi Ubah.  This short treatise is rather a call on you to set aside your personal bias and  partisan leaning while pondering the following question.  Have you taken time to take a second look at Senator Ifeanyi Ubah's Style of Politics?  In other words, what do you think makes this grassroots general tick?.  The two core underlying factors  that will definitely pop up while analysing the above question are: human conscience and a super intelligent mind that sees pathways where the average thinker sees the end of the tunnel.  The difficulties faced by the masses most of the time are usually the direct fall-out  from electing leaders with zero conscience, who see political office as opportunity for personal aggrandisement and settlement

Mata 2023: Youths tasked to develop critical thinking, problem solving skills

Youths at the Corps Cadet Youth Camp of the Salvation Army Imo Central Division, Nigeria Territory, have been tasked to develop more consciousness on critical thinking and problem solving skills for the say to day challenges. The three day youth camp which was held from 7th to 10th of September, 2023, with the Theme - Made to Advance in my Dream Seed" saw no fewer than three hundred young people in attendance. Guest speaker, and founder, Tropical Gates Foundation for Sustainable Development, Apostle Nnamdi Mbaigbo who engaged the youths at the salvation Army Imo Central Division on capacity development urged them to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills which will assist them in their daily endeavours while pointing out the need to improve one's communication skills and how to survive in difficult times.   Also speaking, Bro T. Great Ifezue admonished that the youths are the hope of the nation and as such he called on them to always be committed in t


Hon. Chief Barr C.O.C Akaolisa, the Attorney General & Commissioner of Justice, Imo State has been nominated for Arise Africa Achievers Awards 2023 He is the recipient of numerous awards, such as “Outstanding Community Development Award” and “Distinguished Personality Award” by Arise Africa Magazine in 2017, 2018 and 2020. It is important to note that well meaning Nigerians nominated and voted for him in this year's Arise Africa Magazine Award, during an online poll Speaking through his social media handle, the publisher of Arise Africa Magazine; Anyanwu Ikechukwu said "Arise Africa’s searchlight has been on Chief Barr COC Akaolisa for a while now, he truly deserves this AWARD." PROFILE Hon Barr. Chief COC Akaolisa, was born into the Catholic Family of Late Nobel Sir H. N Akaolisa KSJ and Lady Josephine Akaolisa of Ezeogwu Okwuamaraihe Autonomous Community of Awo-Idemili Clan in Orsu L. G. A Imo State on the 15th of October 1962. He started his Primary Edu

Steel Manufacturers Hail Tinubu,Uzoka Over $14bn Investment.

Basic Metal, Iron and Steel Products Manufacturers Association, a sectoral arm of the Manufacturer Association of Nigeria, (MAN) has commended President Bola Tinubu and the Honourable Minister of Industry Trade and Investment Dr Doris Uzoka for attracting $14 billion investment to boost the nation’s economy. It also praised the president for his brilliant performances at the just concluded Nigeria-India economic roundtable meeting in India, noting the spirited efforts he made at the summit in his quest to ensure the growth of Nigeria’s economy. The association, in a statement signed by its chairman, Alhaji  Kamoru Yusuf, who is also the group managing director of KAM Holdings Limited, an Ilorin- based iron and steel company, added that the feats recorded by the Bola Tinubu-led government within 100 days of its inauguration would no doubt accelerate economic recovery and business growth in the steel sector. “President Tinubu has by all standards demonstrated his love and rea


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of the gradual restoration of supply after the total system collapse. Awada Transmission station has been restored and our Awada, Osamala, 3-3, Army Barracks, Nnewi-Orba, and Obosi 33KV feeders and the PPI and IUNT 11KV outgoing feeders have recieved supply so far in Anambra State.  Ugwuaji Transmission station has equally received supply and Gariki 33KV feeder was restored so far. New-Haven Transmission station has received supply and Kingsway 33KV Line 1 and Power-House 11KV outgoing feeder have been restored so far.   Agu-Awka Transmission station received supply but is presently placed on station services only. Kindly note that restoration after system collalse is gradual to avoid further collapse or challenges.  Restoration is ongoing and we appeal to our customers in locations that are yet to be restored to be patient as all hands are on deck.  EEDC remains committed to deliv


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a total system collapse which occurred  at 12:40am today, 14th September,2023. This has resulted to the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network. Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra,  Ebonyi,  Enugu and Imo States. We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo.

Alleged N100 Million: Senate Carpets NLC

•••Says, Allegation Strange, Ludicrous and Unthinkable  The Senate, on Thursday reacted to the allegation of a purported allocation of N100 million to its members made by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), decribing it as strange, ludicrous  and unthinkable.  According to a statement from the office of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Yemi Adaramodu,  "what do these negative characters want to gain from their lies and falsehood against the National Assembly? This is strange to us, very ludicrous and unthinkable. "There is no 100m for a legislator anywhere. From which budget is this coming from? How, where and when? This is another satanic ploy of a miserable gang of media and political dark angels, to bring the Nigerian parliament into disrepute and pitch the legislators against the Nigerian public."   "We believe that the public is aware that popular democracy is an anathema to some unpatriotic political mercenari

BREAKING: Police Officially Declare 2 Baba Wanted

2 Baba is a notorious Iceland cult leader, who killed the Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada Division of the Rivers State Police Command, SP Bako Angbashim. Citing the office of Inspector General of Police, the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, the Rivers State Police Command promised rewards for the arrest of the most wanted cult gang leader. Offences listed against him include: conspiracy, cultism and murder of SP Bako Angbashim, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ahoada Division of Rivers State Police Command. The Command advised members of the public to call 08098880134, 08032003514,08098888801, 08037921407 and 08161355218 to report any information that could lead to his arrest. Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, had also placed N100 million bounty to be rewarded to anyone who could provide credible information that would lead to his arrest.

Akpabio Hails Tinubu On Resolution of Nigeria, UAE impasse,

Says, It's A Socio-political Showpiece   President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio,  has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his ingenuity and proactiveness in resolving the visa crisis with the United Arab Emirate, describing the action as a socio-political showpiece.  Akpabio said it was an act of genius for the President to have seamlessly restored diplomatic relations between Nigeria and UAE, considering the economic loss incurred by both nation’s while the unfortunate disagreement lasted. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity,  Hon. Eseme Eyiboh on Tuesday stated that with the peaceful resolution of the face-off, both nations were on track to reap bountifully from their ties. The statement quoted the President of the Senate to have said that, “I have always had confidence in the ability of President Bola Tinubu to turn around the fortunes of our dear nation and this singular achievement has once more rekindled my hope and that of millions

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide Urges FG to handle pipeline surveillance contracts in the Niger Delta with caution

  Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged the Federal Government to handle the issue of pipeline surveillance contracts in the Niger Delta with caution.  This was contained in a statement made available to journalists by the National President of Ohanaeze Youths, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.  There has been mixed reactions over the planned renewal of the contract awarded to High Chief, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, and his Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, TSSNL. While adding his voice to the debate, Okwu said securing the oil facilities across the oil producing states was very sensitive to the country’s economy.  He urged the Federal Government not to be swayed by some malicious sentiments against  Tantita in making a decision on the matter, noting that the Tompolo-owned TSSNL had done very well in ensuring sanity in the oil rich region.  “There is consensus that TSSNL has done well in securing oil facilities in the Niger Delta

The Amalgamated APC Support Groups AASG holds it's first democratic Election to produce legitimate leadership for the Organisation

The entire Country is agog with the news of the upcoming election of National Executive of the Amalgamated APC Support Groups AASG in Abuja. Amalgamated APC Support Groups AASG is the name given by the All Progressives Congress APC to all Support Groups in the party to use as an umbrella body. It was adopted on the 13th of October, 2022 with the following mandate: 1. To collate and synergize the activities of all registered support groups of the APC.   2. To constitute it's National Executives through a transparent democratic process and in accordance with the principle of Zoning so as to ensure equitable distribution of offices across the six zones of the Country. 3. To constitute a leadership structure down to the Wards. Hitherto, some self serving individuals had imposed themselves on the Organisation as leaders without any form of election which was supposed to be the first exercise to usher in a legitimate leadership. The upcoming election will be the first legitimate election

Breaking: DSS arrests Ahmad, CBN Deputy Governor

  Aisha Ahmad, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in charge of Financial System Stability (FSS) has been arrested by the State Security Service (SSS). Details of the arrest are still sketchy. but Ahmad was reportedly arrested over her “alleged fraudulent acquisition of shares in Polaris Bank, Titan Bank/Union Bank.” She is currently being interrogated on how $300 million to complete the acquisition of Union Bank was raised by Titan Bank, reports say. Neither the Central Bank  nor the SSS has spoken officially about the arrest, which is now one of those since the Jim Obazee-led special panel began investigating the CBN as directed by President Bola Tinubu. President Tinubu, in late July, appointed the special panel to investigate the apex bank following the arrest and prosecution of suspended CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, CBN, over alleged financial infractions.

Trade and Investment Minister Outlines Nigeria_India Investment Pledges

  The Minister for Trade Industry and Investment Dr Doris Uzoka, has provided insights into President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s engagements with various Indian companies during his meetings with the business community in New Delhi. According to the Minister, President Tinubu has successfully garnered investment commitments spanning the Power, Steel, and Defense sectors within the country.   This marks a significant development in bolstering economic ties and collaboration between the two nations. Jindal Steel has committed a substantial $3 billion investment in iron ore processing and steel development.   In parallel, Indorama Petrochemical has made a significant pledge of $8 billion to expand its fertilizer and petrochemical facility in Rivers State. Additionally, SkipperSeil Ltd is poised to invest $1.6 billion in constructing 20 power plants, each with a capacity of 100MW, in Northern Nigeria. This ambitious initiative is set to contribute 2,000MW of new power generation within the next f


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers in parts of Anambra State that the fault from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Awada Station, which is the reason for the power outage being experienced for some days now is receiving attention.  Currently, the TCN engineers are transferring our 3-3, Obosi, and Ossamala 33KV feeders from the faulty TR11, 60MVA 132/33KV power transformer, to the newly commissioned 100MVA power transfomer in Awada TCN Station.  Also, in order to create a safe working space for the engineers, the TR13 60MVA and Mobitra 40MVA 132/33KV power transformers are switched off, thereby affecting Niccus, Nnewi-Oba, Nnewi Industrial, Awada 2 and Army Barracks 33KV feeders. All customers that receive electricity supply from these feeders are currently out of supply.  We regret the inconveniences this development has caused our esteemed customers and assure them that once the maintenance is completed, supply will be