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Uzodimma’s Aides hungry, poor, looking like errand boys to Village Headmasters – Group

Uzodimma’s Aides hungry, poor, looking like errand boys to Village Headmasters – Group

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A group under the aegis, New Nigeria Development Ambassadors (NNDA) has revealed that Aides to Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma are in dire need of financial assistance and bailout too.According to the group, Uzodimma's aides are the most unkempt in Nigeria, so poor and hungry looking.Coordinator of New Nigeria Development Ambassadors Comrade Nnamdi Ijezie in an exclusive interview with Nigerian Newsguide weekend informed that Gov. Uzodimma's aides from Commissioners, Special Advisers to Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants are bunch of hungry folks safe for a few of the Commissioners serving in juicy and self-sustaining Ministries.Ijezie alleged that his investigations and findings since past five months he has been around in Owerri upon his return from Abuja point to th...
REV. MICHAEL ARIMANWA: WHEN DISTRACTIONS, TRAVAILS CAN’T STOP A VISIONARY POLY RECTOR

REV. MICHAEL ARIMANWA: WHEN DISTRACTIONS, TRAVAILS CAN’T STOP A VISIONARY POLY RECTOR

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By Chidi Emeagi A popular saying: uneasy lies the head that wears the crown is indeed a wise saying and balm of sort that actually soothes the wound of many whose bodies are full of trauma inflicted on them by either external or within 'enemies' who don't just like their leadership styles especially in public service. I had wished to write on outrightly different topic, may be economy or security but my inner man kept reminding me of the above topic hence my resolve to write on one man and character in the academic leadership corridor in Nigeria that has been damn misunderstood and vilified unnecessarily but had remained undeterred and unwaivering in his vision and determination to move his institution forward. I am only referring to no less a person than Rev. Engr. Dr Michael ...
PASCHAL OBI: WHEN A VISIONARY PUBLIC SERVANT TAKES THE ROUTE OF POWER AND POLITICS JUST TO BLESS HIS PEOPLE

PASCHAL OBI: WHEN A VISIONARY PUBLIC SERVANT TAKES THE ROUTE OF POWER AND POLITICS JUST TO BLESS HIS PEOPLE

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For quite some time now, your darling back page column of Nigerian Newsguide popularly known as FACT CHANNEL has been on sabbatical, reason was not because yours sincerely ran out of issues or topics to write on, or that inspirations and ideas were not forthcoming. Nay, it was basically because of the exigencies of duty on one hand and secondly, our back page was on high demand and policy changed a little to the extent that we yielded and submitted whole and entire to the Igbo proverb that says; Ahu ihe ka ubi, ere oba - when something more valuable than the farm is being considered, the yam barn could be sold out. Today by His divine permission and Grace, I am back on the column and would very reasonably, exhaustively and exclusively consider one man in this life whose love for humani...
Nigeria needs robust health insurance protocol – Dr. Jude Ohanele

Nigeria needs robust health insurance protocol – Dr. Jude Ohanele

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Dr. Jude Ohanele is the Programme Director of Development Dynamics. He is also a medical doctor and an activist. In this no-holds-barred interview, the vocal medical practitioner spoke on the implication of the rift between Imo state government and the state labour unions with regards to allegations of non-payment of salaries and pensions, the poor health insurance scheme, the rising security threats in the country among other topical issues. Excerpts: Can you key in your data, lets know you officially?I am Jude Ohanele, I'm the Programme Director of Development Dynamics. My friends say that am a democracy activist, that makes a lot of sense to me. For some time now the Nigerian Medical Association, Imo State branch has been on strike, general hospitals are closed, some he...
The Boys Scout- “Be prepared”

The Boys Scout- “Be prepared”

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BY EDWARD IHEJIRIKA As a public health physician, development and health policy management consultant i like to state unequivocally that vaccines saves lives and clearly people need to take vaccines this time to stay alive but what is more important are the protocols advised for prevention. This alone can cut down the spread of Covid in great proportions. In Year 2010, then as Program Cordinator in a US Dept. of HHS funded program in the Upper Valley Region comprising of the States of New Hampshire and Vermont we supervised the administration of 'seasonal' flu shots and people would turn up and take them. Even then, there was mild suspicion about vaccines and low turn out on some days but overall more people got immunized. Although not everyone got vaccinated, these flu viruses eve...
CHRISTMAS: Bishop Okeke urges Nigerians to seek God’s face, help the needy

CHRISTMAS: Bishop Okeke urges Nigerians to seek God’s face, help the needy

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Anglican Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Rt. Rev. Benjamin Okeke has stressed the need for Nigerians particularly the leaders to use the period of Christmas to genuinely repent and seek God's face in the face of myriads of tough challenges confronting the nation. The prelate also harped on the need for the rich and average to shun all manner of extravagant spendings during the season aimed at showing off or displaying affluence but rather consider helping the poor, needy, widows and orphans during Christmas.Bishop Okeke gave the advice in his Christmas message, a copy which was made available to Nigerian Newsguide. He reminded Christians that God's eternal love for mankind was the sole reason he sent his only son to be born and die that man may be free from every bondage.The prelate harped ...
Wike : Using Igbos as Tool for his Presidential ambition

Wike : Using Igbos as Tool for his Presidential ambition

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I have waited patiently to see the reaction of Ohaneze Ndi lgbo and South East governors over the massacre of lgbos in Obigbo,Rivers State which was facilitated by no less a person than the governor of the state, Nyesom Wike and l am appalled at the cowardice exhibited by lgbo leaders. Looking at the political system in Nigeria, it is very clear that winning the presidential election of this country without the full support and backing of the North is practically impossible. This is so because of the real or imaginary population of the northern states. To gain a massive support from the north, I discovered that a particular system has been discovered by politicians as a quick access, this is what I call the “like what I like and hate what I hate” syndromeWhat could this be? Well, le...
As Nigeria Slides Into Another Recession

As Nigeria Slides Into Another Recession

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Just when Nigerians thought they have seen it all having experienced the worst form of post-independence democracy, then came a troubling news that the most populous country in Africa has slipped into a second economic recession in five years and, also its worst economic decline in four decades.For the records, recession is a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activities are reduced, generally identified by a fall in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in two successive quarters. Recession, no doubt, portends danger for our nascent democracy and economy, and it is something that no country can wish for, especially in this post covid-19 era, having battled the pandemic that have resulted to the deaths of millions of people across the globe and crippling of e...
Organize reception in honour of Archbishops Ndukuba, Uche

Organize reception in honour of Archbishops Ndukuba, Uche

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Group tells Uzodimma, Southeast Govs A call has gone to Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma and indeed all Southeast governors to as a matter of urgent importance and in appreciation to God organize a grand civic reception in honour of two great Igbo sons who are occupying top most ecclesiastical positions in Nigeria today. The reception has become imperative as a move to showcase these men of honor, thank God on their behalf and also to prove a point to all Nigerians that Ndigbo from the East can make Nigeria proud in leadership positions in all facets.The two top Nigerian religious leaders of Southeast extraction in reference are His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba, Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and His Eminence, Most Rev ...
Imo Accountant General, Obieze extols virtues of Msgnr. Ibole

Imo Accountant General, Obieze extols virtues of Msgnr. Ibole

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A worthy knight of St. Mulumba and Accountant General of Imo State Sir Valentine Obieze has showered accolades and encomiums on a Roman Catholic Priest, Very Rev. Patrick Ikechukwu Ibole who was recently elevated to the rank of Monsignor. Speaking at a reception in honor of the newly elevated priest at St. Michaels Catholic Church Amakohia Owerri last Sunday, Sir Val Obieze who is the Parish Pastoral Chairman and Coordinator of the reception organizing committee described Rev Ibole as an outstanding minister of God whose messages and lifestyle are synchronizing at all times. He said monsignor Ibole's cordial relationship with his parishioners was worthy of emulation and enjoined other priests to learn from the man of God. The Accountant General who was particularly elated that good ...
2023 Igbo Presidency: Is Okorocha among the prophets?

2023 Igbo Presidency: Is Okorocha among the prophets?

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By Chidi Emeagi Permit me to start this piece with a bible passage so popular among both adherents of Judaism and Christianity. 1 Samuel 10:10-13 reads thus; “When Saul and his servant arrived Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him; the spirit of God came upon him in power, and he joined in their prophesying. When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, what is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul among the prophets? A man who lived there answered, “And who is their father? And it became a saying “Is Saul among the prophets? After Saul stopped prophesying, he went to the high place”. Saul of course, history has it, was the first king of Israel. After such a long time ranging from the Torah (Patriarchal period...
Akaraonye Solicits Support Of Journalists to Build Stronger Union

Akaraonye Solicits Support Of Journalists to Build Stronger Union

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As Imo NUJ holds 2nd edition of Legacy Award By Stanley Okehie The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Imo State Council, Chief Chris Akaraonye has appealed for support of journalists in the state to build a stronger and reliable union. Akaraonye made the appeal penultimate week during the 2nd edition of Imo NUJ Legacy Award held at Rockview Hotel Owerri. According to the Chairman, Imo NUJ Legacy Award was established in 2013 by the immediate past Chairman of the Council, Sir Innocent Igwe “to recognize people who have contributed in touching lives of others either in development or capacity building.”“Those given award today are privileged because we selected them based on merit”, Akaraonye said while calling on Journalists in the state “to calm down and help to build a s...
UGONNA OZURUIGBO: CELEBRATING AN ADMIXTURE OF BUSINESS/ POLITICAL GENIUS AND RARE DIVINE GIFT TO HUMANITY AT 43

UGONNA OZURUIGBO: CELEBRATING AN ADMIXTURE OF BUSINESS/ POLITICAL GENIUS AND RARE DIVINE GIFT TO HUMANITY AT 43

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By Chidi Emeagi 0803 804 7883 At exactly 07:12am on Thursday, 26-11-2020, I had an unquenchable urge to write a piece about one man, one advantage and rare gift of God to many in our clime. I quickly dropped all I was doing, pondered a while and then after deep thoughts and radical retrospections, resolved to write on the above topic. Nigerian Newsguide is a weekly newspaper that appears on the newsstands only on Mondays, and so Thursday was not a day to publish this wonderful piece. Whilst waiting to fully develop the work, I decided to pen down a few lines and sent to the man of the moment vide SMS thus; “Let me be among the first to congratulate you on this special event in your life. You mean well for humanity and have stopped at nothing to touch many lives in several...
Nigerian Soldiers on Course Tour To  ADAPALM

Nigerian Soldiers on Course Tour To ADAPALM

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History was made last week as researchers from Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State, who are conducting a research on covid-19 pandemic and national security, visited Adapalm Nigeria Limited, Ohaji, Imo State. The team which came in company of the Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Imo State Government House, Barr. Emeka Agbo, was led by Commodore H.D Zakaria.According to Mr. Zakaria, they came to Imo State to ascertain the level Imo Government has gone in terms of sensitizing the citizens about Corona virus, its effects and control; and as well to carry out a comprehensive survey on its effects on Imo environment, economy and citizenry. Conducting them round the Adapalm facilities, the General Manager of Adapalm Nigeria Limited Ohaji, Hon. Goddy Esom Obodo, in ...
VAL OBIEZE: WHEN A BUREAUCRAT, PRO-MASSES AND HUMILITY-PERSONIFIED FELLOW IS IMO ACCOUNTANT GENERAL

VAL OBIEZE: WHEN A BUREAUCRAT, PRO-MASSES AND HUMILITY-PERSONIFIED FELLOW IS IMO ACCOUNTANT GENERAL

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The position of Accountant General of any state or that of the federation is one office not meant for learners and dull brains. It is an office where figures, calculations and critical plus and minuses are considered before crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s or else you blame yourself. For these reason, calm, reasonable and responsible persons with supersonic intellects are always on the saddle in this office. In Imo state today, the office of the Accountant General is occupied by one man who does not only posses the qualities mentioned above but with other extra uncommon qualities and qualifications which had singularly singled him out among his predecessors and contemporaries in other states. Sir Valentine Chukwukamma Obieze, from Akatta in Oru East Council of Imo State is indee...
2ND PHASE OF IMO YOUTHS EMPOWERMENT: AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY HON. NOBLE A. ATULEGWU

2ND PHASE OF IMO YOUTHS EMPOWERMENT: AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY HON. NOBLE A. ATULEGWU

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Your Excellency, The Executive Governor of Imo State,Your Excellency, The Deputy Governor of Imo State,The Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly,The Chief Judge of Imo State,Distinguished Hon. Commissioners and Members of the State Expanded Exco,Our Respected Traditional Rulers, Ndi Eze,Members of the Press,Our Valued Participants,Ladies and Gentlemen.I sincerely welcome all of us assembled here today under the auspices and guardianship of the Holy Spirit to witness another historic milestone of the 2nd phase of the empowerment programme for unemployed Imo youths as packaged by our Ministry through the responsive and dynamic administration of our performing Governor, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Odidika Uzodimma (Onwa Oyoko). The present Government under the leadership of...
IWUAGWU: A HEAD OF SERVICE, HIS PASSION AND EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE

IWUAGWU: A HEAD OF SERVICE, HIS PASSION AND EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE

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By Chidi Emeagi An anonymous quote: A friend in power is friend lost is one quote that is not only the truth but truth of all truths. When once your old time friend ascends into position of high responsibility or sees some kind of wealth around him, he tends to forget his past and goes all out to re-configure his contacts to suit his now big status in the society. He becomes socially stratified and recruits new friends both male and female, not knowing that his now “heavy weight friends” would liter him as soon he exits his position or his wealth suddenly disappears. But there is one man, who has proven this above quotable quote wrong, who has also not changed his life style simply because his status or position in life has changed. To the Glory of God, this man under reference s...
Bishop Maduwuike Pays Pastoral Visit to St Paul’s Parish Umuhu-Atta

Bishop Maduwuike Pays Pastoral Visit to St Paul’s Parish Umuhu-Atta

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Anglican Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Maduwuike has urged Christians to wake up from sleep in order to conquer satan and his antics in this end time . He stated this in his homily during his pastoral visit and Eucharistic service at St Paul's Parish Umuhu-Atta. According to him, Christians have become so spiritually weak such that most agents of satan and magicians masquerading as Prophets and Pastors are defrauding them with fake miracles, signs and wonders. Taking his text from the book of Matthew 13vs 25ff, the prelate observed with dismay the rate at which many Christians were being knocked off the track by magicians and agents of satan who preach nothing but sudden wealth and prosperity instead of righteousness and holiness which he said bring riches and joy at ...
IMO PDP: AN OPPOSITION IN THE DARK WALK TO OBLIVION

IMO PDP: AN OPPOSITION IN THE DARK WALK TO OBLIVION

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©Nwokedi Stanford Arinze.(S.S.A Public Enlightenment) The last time out there in their desperate search for power, they had "sorrowfully" rendered apologies for their misuse of public trust in leadership. They believed that the people were shallow in the understanding of their politics of theatrics and gimmicks. They feigned repentance and thought the people would forget their monumental looting that impoverished them. Yes, as a prodigal political party; one without the least of credibility, they thought, and how wrong they were, that the people were victims of selective amnesia. Imolites? No way! In just a stint in power, having stolen the political mandate here in IMO for less than 8 months, they reinvented themselves in duplicity, open rape of IMO treasury and a bitter aftertaste...
Nigerian Newsguide goes daily online, maintains weekly hard copy edition every Monday

Nigerian Newsguide goes daily online, maintains weekly hard copy edition every Monday

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By Stanley Ozuzu Your darling Newspaper Nigerian Newsguide has finally gone daily online as had been requested by many readers of the tabloid.The newspaper can now be read daily on www.nigeriannewsguide.org.ng, an active website visible and accessible from any part of the world. Similarly, the tabloid has continued its weekly hard copy publication which serves you hot and incisive news, editorials, articles and analysis that keep you glued till the end of the last item in the package.Publisher of Nigerian Newsguide Mr Chidi Emeagi said the decision to go daily online was by popular demand and management's resolve to key into the modern trend in the media industry whereby many readers prefer reading online at their convenient time. Emeagi assured that the main objective and mantra...