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Security operatives intercept LP chieftain with INEC Materials and money in Imo

Joint security operatives have intercepted one Hon. Okafor Gabriel in possession of election materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.   The commander of the joint force Insp. Ahmed Idris, said that the arrests were made following some intelligent tip-off. He stated that the arrest would serve as a stern warning that the security operatives meant business and would not hesitate to bring any culprit to book. The suspect, Mr. Hon. Okafor Gabriel, was caught with possession of the INEC Permanent Voter Cards, ballot papers as well as total sum of 183million naira. He was arrested around Anara in isiala mbano Local Government of Imo State. The suspect admitted that the materials were given to him on Friday night by a party member. The State Police boss said investigations would continue into the matter. Meanwhile sensitive and non-sensitive materials have been distributed by the I

Senate Calls For More Legislative Exchange Programmes With Ireland

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has harped on the need for legislative exchange programs between the Republic of Ireland and Nigeria. Akpabio made the call on Thursday, while receiving in courtesy, the Ambassador of Ireland, Peter Ryan and his entourage in his office in Abuja.  The Chairman of the National Assembly, while receving the Irish Envoy and his team, relieved the robust relationship he had had with a former Irish Ambassador when he was the Governor of Akwa Ibom State from  2007-2015.  A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Jackson Udom, quoted the number one lawmaker as saying, " Let me on behalf of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria welcome you and your team here. I congratulate you also for the peace in Ireland. "We have a lot to learn and gain from Ireland because we operate the same bicameral legislature. It would be good we work together for the mutual benefit of the two countries. We can learn a lot through exchange

Dove Resorts celebrate 15 years anniversary

…to launch Awka branch soon A pro nature and art hospitality spot in Abuja, Nigeria, Dove Resorts and Hotel Limited, yesterday, November 8, 2023, celebrated her 15 years anniversary in grand style.  There was good music, a lot to eat and drink as people of various races and ages from within and outside Abuja gathered to celebrate with Nnewi born Chiedozie Charles Chukwulobe, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Dove Resort and Hotel Limited, Abuja, Nnewi, Awka.  Speaking on his beginnings, Mr Chukwulobe attributed his love for social activities, nature and the arts as the inspiration behind establishing Dove Resorts and Hotel Limited “with its natural environment where people can gather, socialize and think.”  In Chiedozie’s words, “Most places you go to, you find it is basically about food and drinks. But here provides that ambience and peace that nature and art alone can give. This is what informed having a lot of doves, pet dogs, monkeys, rabbits and art works of var

Anambra Market IGR: Government House Syndicate Fingered in IGR Diversion

Some appointee's of the governor of Anambra state have been fingered in the diversion of market IGR in the state. This is so, as the PG of ASMATA Chief Humphrey Chukwudi Anuna (Onwa Oraeri) has also been fingered in connviving with them to ensure that revenue meant for Government is not remitted and most times traders in Anambra market are over taxed which is causing disaffection between the trader's, and the APGA lead Government in the state.  Mr Oliver Nwachukwu, in an exclusive interview with our correspondent made the disclosure in Awka, over the weekend. Mr Oliver Nwachukwu (Warrior of the Most High God) is the state chairman of Anambra Market stakeholders and the state chairman of Anambra market ambassadors. He made these revelations stressing that he has already sent a protest letter to the Government of Anambra state about the development, but needed to talk to the press in case those that are in charge of this heist goes ahead to frustrate it as usual,by ei


…. EMPATHIZES WITH ITS CUSTOMERS  The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has explained that the prolonged power outage which has affected the whole of Imo State, occasioned by the industrial action by organized labour is beyond its control, while empathizing with its customers in the state. This was made known in a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, on Thursday. Ezeh described the situation which has lasted for nine days as unfortunate and explained that with EEDC’s source of power which is at Egbu Transmission Station shut down by the Labour Union, there was no way the company could get power to distribute to its customers in Imo State. “We can only distribute the power that we receive from TCN Stations, and in this case, the station catering for our customers in Imo State has been shut down by the Labour Union.” He acknowledged the untold hardship and inconveniences this development has caused the company, its st

Ifeanyi Ubah's Model & his Defection to APC, a time for conscious awakening

By Chigozie Igbo Jr It's over a month now since the defection of Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah from the YPP to the APC, and the ripples of his joining the party at the center is still trending not just in Anambra but all over the country. This is a pointer to the fact that having him in the APC comes with it's benefits because of what he stands for. The Ifeanyi Ubah brand has continued to stand firm even in the face of uncertainties, as he has surprised many in the past by the feats he has achieved. These feats are basically for the overall well-being of his people.  Ifeanyi Ubah no doubt is coming to the APC to replicate what he is known for, which is changing narratives positively. This he did with an unknown party the YPP, and is set to do same in his new party the APC. However since his defection to the APC many have in a blanket philosophy, condemned him, in-toto, for joining a party they term evil, a party they say is for a particular tribe because of theIr

Ifeanyi Ubah's Move to APC: A Step Towards Inclusive Governance for the Igbo People

By Barr. Ugo Ilechukwu Since the end of the civil war, the Igbos have faced marginalization in the centre of government, especially following the civilian administration's takeover in 1999. Despite their unwavering support for the People's Democratic Party (PDP), the Igbos received little in return for their loyalty. This perceived exclusion from governance has left the Igbos yearning for a chance to be actively involved in shaping Nigeria's future. In this regard, Ifeanyi Ubah's entrance into the All Progressives Congress (APC) signifies a potential opportunity to achieve this desired inclusion and bring good governance to our state, Anambra. The Marginalization of the Igbos: It is undeniable that the Igbos have been systematically marginalized in Nigerian politics. Since the civilian government came into power in 1999, the PDP, which the Igbos strongly supported, failed to prioritize the inclusion and representation of Igbo interests at the national level.

SMEDAN, Anambra Sign N1b Agreement To Fund SMEs in Anambra

Anambra State Government and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has signed a one billion naira (N1b) agreement to fund Small and Medium sized Enterprises in the state.  A press release from the Commissioner for information Sir Paul Nwosu revealed that, under the agreement terms, Anambra State Government will provide five hundred million naira (N500,000,000) and SMEDAN will match it with another five hundred million naira (N500,000,000). The N1bn funding agreement was signed by Charles Odhii, Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency and Christian C. Udechukwu,  Commissioner for Industry, Anambra State with Mark Okoye,  Chief Executive Officer of Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA) as witness for both partners. ANSG and SMEDAN funding partnership will be integrated into Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo's agenda for targeted sustainable economic support for small and medium enterpris