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The EEDC has through it's head of corporate communication Emeka Ezeh has once more informed the general public on  the partial supply restoration after the system collapse earlier today, 6th July, 2024.  So far, Awada and GCM TCN stations received supply at 18:54 hours; Nibo TCN station and Agu Awka TCN station received supply at 18.55 hours and 18:56 hours respectively; while Oji River TCN station received supply at 19:22 hours. We are still standing by, anticipating full and normal restoration of supply to other interface TCN stations. He concluded 


By Freedom Chimereze Today, let us hear through the records of history, a story of two gifts presented to the world in the pivotal year of 1884. While one gift symbolized freedom and unity, the other marked a chapter of division and discord. In 1884, as Europe geared on the “Scramble for Africa”, nations vied for colonial dominance, carving up the African continent like a pie. Lines were drawn, not by the hands of those who called these lands home, but by distant powers seeking dominance and wealth. Territories claimed, and sovereignty ignored, all in the pursuit of imperial glory. This era, known for its exploitation and oppression, left a lasting legacy of scars and struggles for the African people to this day. Nevertheless, within this chaotic time, a different gift appeared—an emblem of hope and freedom, but not for Africans. France gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States, a symbol of freedom and enlightenment. This monumental gesture stood in stark contrast


By Freedom Chimereze In the ever busy streets of Nigeria, where umbrellas shield against the sun's heat, a ubiquitous sight awaits; young people huddle under makeshift shelters, clutching Point of Sale (PoS) machines. Their intent? To eke out a living, one transaction at a time. But is this the path to prosperity? The surge in Point of Sale (PoS) machines across Nigeria is nothing short of remarkable. According to the latest data from the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), the number of PoS terminals reached an astounding 2.7 million in March 2024, reflecting a 50% increase from the 1.8 million recorded the previous year. This jump translates to the deployment of 864,753 new terminals in just one year. This proliferation indicates a vivacious cash-based economy, but, beneath this veneer lies a troubling trend; young, energetic Nigerians, full of potential, are spending their days under umbrellas, operating PoS machines. The irony is stark: our youth, the su


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) through the head, corporate communication, Emeka Ezeh wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a general system collapse which occurred  at 15:09 hours today, 6th July, 2024. This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network. He said that due to this development, all their interface TCN stations are out of supply, and is currently unable to provide services to their 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." He concluded 


In response to a distress call today 4/7/2024 at about 12:40 pm of a building collapse at Ekeoyibo market, Amawbia, Police Operatives of Anambra state command have rescued two victims and taken them to the hospital for medical care.  Meanwhile, on the directives of the Commissioner of Police, CP Nnaghe Obono Itam, SP Tochukwu Ikenga Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command. Awka stated that the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations led operatives at the scene for on-the-spot assessment, the area has been cordoned off and rescue Operations are still ongoing. Further details shall be communicated, please

Reduce Outrageous Stallage Fees in Anambra Markets-ATF Begs Soludo

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has been urged to reduce the recently increased stallage Fees in Anambra markets, especially Government-owned markets. The Anambra Traders' Forum who made the appeal in a statement issued and made available to the media in Onitsha, the State commercial hub, lamented that the fees are becoming unbearable for most traders in the market. The Anambra State Government through the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Trade, Commerce, and Markets, increased the spillage fee from N12,000 to N30,000. In the statement signed by Chief Uzoma Anunihu, Chief Media Officer, the group said the Anambra markets are mainly populated by women, some of them are widows. They said paying this outrageous amount would be difficult for them and therefore called on the State Government to drastically review, the amount downwards to N15,000. ATF also said that the timing for the astronomical increase was wrong, giving the current biting hard time due to in

Mazi Okwu Demands Release of Nnamdi Kanu

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to make history by ordering the release of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. This is also as it hailed the South-East governors and the Senators from the region over their recent move towards Kanu's release. It could be recalled that South-East governors met in Enugu on Tuesday where they resolved to meet President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and request for Kanu’s release.  Also on Wednesday, 15 senators from the zone, led by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe met with the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and submitted a letter appealing to Mr President to authorize Kanu’s freedom.  Reacting to the developments, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, in a statement on Wednesday, expressed delight that the Igbo leaders have risen to the occasion.  Okwu said the Ohanaeze Youths had been at the forefr


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has cautioned its customers against falling victim to any individual or group demanding money from them to process their meter application, stressing that EEDC does not charge customers for meter application. EEDC has an online meter application infrastructure in place that allows customers to apply for prepaid meters and monitor their applications seamlessly. Therefore, situations where customers would be made to pay for meter application is worrisome. The Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh on Tuesday in Enugu reacted to an announcement that is circulating on the social media aimed at defrauding its customers who are applying for meters According to Ezeh, the announcement is alleged to have emanated from a group known as South East Electricity Consumers Association (SEECA), signed by its National Chairman, Rev. Okechukwu Christopher Obioha JP, requesting electricity customers who are applying for prepaid meter t

Crude Oil Controversy: Youth Leaders issue 7-day resignation to ultimatum to NNPCL, GMD/CEO, Kyari

The Nigeria Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders Council Worldwide has demanded the resignation of the Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPCL, Mele Kyari, within seven days. This was contained in a statement issued by Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the Publicity Secretary of the group.  It could be re-called that last week, the group at a press conference in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, accused the Kyari-led NNPCL of sabotaging the take-off of local refineries, including the Dangote refinery.  In the statement made available to journalists on Tuesday day, the group has now vowed to cripple the country with a protest should Kyari fail to resign within seven days. The youth leaders said they would not continue to watch Nigerians face avoidable sufferings owing to the actions of a tiny cabal.  They urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to sack Kyari if he failed to resign within seven days.  According to them, “We are making this demand in the li

NERC Hands Over Electricity Market Regulatory Oversight To Imo Govt

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has transferred regulatory oversight of the electricity market in Imo State to the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (ISERC), the commission said, yesterday. Recall that NERC had earlier transferred regulatory oversight of the Enugu and Ekiti electricity market to the State’s Electricity Regulatory Commission. The commission said that the transfer was in compliance with the amended Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN), and the Electricity Act 2023 (Amended) It quoted the NERC as saying that it has issued an order to transfer regulatory oversight of the electricity market in Imo from the commission. The commission said with the Electricity Act (EA) 2023, it retains the role as the central regulator with oversight on the inter-state/international generation, transmission, supply, trading and system operations. “The EA also mandates any state that intends to establish and regulate intrastate electri

Senator Ubah Rises as Preferred Choice Amidst Ndi Anambra's Disappointment with Soludo's Leadership

As the 2025 gubernatorial election in Anambra State approaches, Governor Charles Soludo's administration faces mounting criticism for its numerous failures, leading to widespread dissatisfaction among Ndi Anambra. Soludo's selective focus on road projects, widely perceived as politically motivated, has resulted in uneven infrastructure development, neglecting many areas outside his political stronghold. Furthermore, his administration's inability to effectively combat rising insecurity has raised serious concerns about the utilization of federal security funds, causing fear among residents and negatively impacting public events. In stark contrast, Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has emerged as a strong alternative, actively engaging with Ndi Anambra through pragmatic and community-centered initiatives. Ubah's popularity has surged due to his hands-on approach to addressing pressing issues, including significant improvements in infrastructure, healthcare, and ed

APC NWC Members Accuse NDDC MD of Sabotaging President Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda

Again members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) of deliberately sabotaging the Renewed Hope Agenda of the Tinubu administration.  This allegation was made known to the media by a source who confirmed that the NWC and a number of stakeholders including a number of sitting governors had concluded plans to draw the attention of the president to the nefarious activities of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Samuel Ogbuku which the NWC claims was undermining the president's agenda on a region very critical to the nation's economic development.  The source gave examples of how a number of NDDC projects were being sold for whooping amounts of money and in lots. Such projects are awarded without following the laid down due process and on most occasions have gone to persons not qualified for such projects

Ubahnation Media Center Holds Seminar /Retreat in Asaba

....Harps on empowering Young People with creative skills  Ubahnation Media Center, the foremost media arm of Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has started its 3 days seminar and retreat at Golden Tulip Hotel Asaba, in Delta state. The program is tagged, empowering Young Creatives: Grooming the next generation of media professionals. The retreat is aimed at training youths to be creative and to aim at grooming themselves as well.   Senator Ubah,in his opening remarks to flag off the seminar and retreat, urged the youths to adopt the needed skills that will be taught them which will eventually make them better in the society. He tasked them to be true ambassadors of Ubahnation, and also commended their efforts so far in driving the narrative to change the bad leadership in Anambra state. He said " It's very important that you look at your growth rate in the media, especially as it concerns your trends in LGAs, and try as much as possible to learn more skills, as we h

Eziowelle Holds Successful Town Union Election Despite Social Media Falsehoods

BY RAYMOND OZOJI, Awka  Despite clandestine plots, vain attempts, make-believe court injunctions and social media falsehoods orchestrated by enemies of progress in Eziowelle community to thwart the town union election, the Civic Centre was filled to capacity at the weekend as all the branches of Eziowelle Improvement Union (EIU) in the country trooped out en masse to elect new officers in a very tranquil atmosphere.  The EIU election which eventually produced Dr. Julian Obiora as the new President-General of Eziowelle Improvement Union (EIU) was adjudged to be the most credible and most transparent election ever held in Eziowelle community.  Although there were incessant threats of disrupting the EIU election by a few insignificant disgruntled elements who didn't want the election to hold due to inordinate ambitions but the immediate past President-General Barr. Titus Nnabuike Akpudo, who had been weathering the storms, surmounted the machinations of his antagonists in