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Scholarship: Bishop Ezeokafor In Collaboration With HIFA Austria Splashes Over 10Million Naira On 85 Indigent Students, Pupils Accross All Denominations In Anambra

  By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor through the Justice, Development and Peace Caritas (JDPC), Awka Diocese in collaboration with the Help For All (HIFA) Initiative, Austria, a Non-Governmental Organization today at Saint Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Awka, paid the tuition fees of 85 poor and Indigent students across all denominations in Anambra State, totalling 10million Four Hundred and Forty five thousand Naira.    Declaring the cheques presentation open, Bishop Ezeokafor exhorted the beneficiaries to work harder in their academic pursuit, saying that the  only meaningful and fastest way they can  achieve greatness and attained their full potentials was through access to quality education, urging them to be focused and resolute in their quest for a better and a greater future, emphasizing that without education they may not get to that height they so desired, adding that only the hardworking st


Women Leaders of Ubah Disciples in Anambra state on Saturday held their meeting at Dove Resort Nnewi.  Addressing the Women Leaders, the State Women Leader, Asogwa Peace urged the women to showcase the believe in Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah governorship project which is the mantra of Ubah Disciples.  She told them that as women leaders in their various local governments, have big assignments in making Ubah Disciples membership great.  According to her, to whom much is given more is expected. She urge to go to work.  Speaking in the same vein, the state chairman, Mr. Chukwudi Atueyi described Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah as a man to believe in. He said that the track records of Sen. Ubah is intimidating other parties and their perceived candidates. He urged the women whom he described as pivot of politics in every election to be focused on their believe in Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah governorship project 2025.


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