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Irene Chima: A unique bureaucrat in Uzodimma’s govt with passion for excellence

Irene Chima: A unique bureaucrat in Uzodimma’s govt with passion for excellence

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Your darling back page column had been on sabbatical for quite some time, it was so because issues and matters of germane public interest had dominated the news lately, and our back page must be made available to accommodate those critical stories whether a columnist (Guest or Regular) likes it or not. The storm is not yet over, but we have actually navigated the ship with working compass to better shore, and decided to unwind a little hence the opportunity once again to write to inform, educate or entertain my readers and fans once again. Today, I have come up with a woman not known to many people because of her background, career and probably her personal resolve never to blow her trumpet. She might be embarrassed and surprised too with this my piece today, but I can't just...
Post Violence Imo: Why stakeholders, aggrieved politicians should support Uzodinma

Post Violence Imo: Why stakeholders, aggrieved politicians should support Uzodinma

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Ugorji, ex-Guber Candidate Says Imo lost over N150 billion investments in few months due to peaceless environment International business strategist, investor, healthcare specialist and 2019 Imo Governorship candidate under the platform of Restoration Party (RP) Nze Francis Chike Ugorji obviously saddened with the recent orgy of violence in Imo State, South East Nigeria wants aggrieved politicians, youths and indeed all Imolites to sheathe their swords in order to give peace a chance so that investments could thrive and precipitate rapid development. In this interview with select Journalists in Owerri, Ugorji, a Canada-based pro-democracy activist assures Gov. Hope Uzodimma of his support whilst pleading with stakeholders and political leaders to consider Imo first and lend th...
Policy expert wants Imolites to project their communities and towns instead of LGAs and Senatorial Districts

Policy expert wants Imolites to project their communities and towns instead of LGAs and Senatorial Districts

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By Chidi Emeagi Development Journalist and Policy Development Expert Mr Chidi Emeagi has frowned at the conscious projection and marketing of LGAs and Senatorial Districts by Imolites instead of their communities, kingdoms and towns. Emeagi said the misnomer is the reason a lot of communities have remained unknown and strange to people each time their names were mentioned.He noted that a typical Anambra man or Yoruba person proudly projects the name of his town or community each time he was asked where he hailed from, but regretted that Imolites only mention their Senatorial Districts or LGAs leaving their communities unmentioned. "How do you justify a situation where a typical Imolite from Atta for instance tells you he is from Ikeduru or Owerri zone? Communities like Ugurik...
RUBY EMELE, A POLITICAL AMAZON AND HER MANY WONDERS IN GOV. UZODIMMA’S ADMINISTRATION

RUBY EMELE, A POLITICAL AMAZON AND HER MANY WONDERS IN GOV. UZODIMMA’S ADMINISTRATION

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Fact Channel with Chidi Emeagi Though some women from age long had proven to be good administrators and leaders, most of them had also exhibited characters that portrayed them as difficult and incorrigible people. From Indira Ghandi to Margaret Thatcher and Benazi Buhto, hot temperament and intolerance were their biggest undoing in various political offices they held such that men and most youths appeared to have regretted why they allowed them to have their ways in the first place. Fast forward to 21st, women participation in politics and leadership dropped down reasonably. A lot of factors like funds, courage and intimidation or harassment from men are particularly responsible for the unfortunate development. But a few of them currently in leadership positions in this era, ...
Former NUJ Boss, Onyeneke charges youths to emulate Octagenarian Author, Akuwuigwe

Former NUJ Boss, Onyeneke charges youths to emulate Octagenarian Author, Akuwuigwe

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By Stanley Okehie Sir Fidel Onyeneke has charged Nigerian youths to emulate Chief Anthony Akuwuigwe, an octogenarian and traditional Prime Minister of Okuku Autonomous Community, Owerri West Local Government Council, who wrote a book about himself. Onyeneke gave the charge during the presentation and launch of the book, “My Journey So Far” held at De Range Hotel, World Bank, Owerri, weekend.According to him, the only way one can contribute to the development of the society is by converting personal knowledge to public knowledge.“For those of us who are younger, we must emulate Chief Akuwuigwe. Let's see him as our role model and learn the fact that we must document all our experience in life. That is the only way we can transfer our knowledge to the generations yet unborn.” O...
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...