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Mrs Ozurigbo extends love to the less privileged

Mrs Ozurigbo extends love to the less privileged

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as OZB Communications Ltd marks 18th anniversary By Kennedy Ogenna With the serene breeze whistling and the children cheering, Mrs Ozurigbo Ijeoma, the CEO of OZB Communications LTD and the wife of RT Hon. Ozurigbo Ugonna the Chief architect of the company, together with  other staff of the company payed a charity visit to Holy Family motherless babies home, Owerri, as part of the activities to mark the 18th anniversary celebration of the company billed for 11 April, 2021. By all standards and available indications, it appears that John Holmes saw through the heart of Mrs Ozurigbo when he said; " no exercise is better for the heart than reaching down and lifting others".  While the innocent children emptied heartfelt prayers  and messages of goodwill on the com...
Easter: Political, religious leaders have disappointed both God and man – – Okeke, Anglican Bishop of Orlu

Easter: Political, religious leaders have disappointed both God and man – – Okeke, Anglican Bishop of Orlu

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Warns Northern leaders against islamisation Urges all to seek Jesus Christ and power of His resurrection Apparently irked by the spate of killings, insecurity and bad governance in Nigeria, Bishop of Orlu Anglican Diocese, Most Rev Benjamin Okeke has insisted that most Nigeria's elected political leaders and even ecclesiastical leaders have disappointed both God and humanity in their daily actions and conducts. Bishop Okeke was particularly enraged at the coordinated kidnapping and killing of Christians mainly in the northern parts of the country simply because they refused to convert to Islam in a circular nation like Nigeria, lamenting that some political and religious leaders looked the other way without kicking against the dastardly acts. In his Easter message, a copy ...
Royal Way Child Development Academy leads fight against rape, child abuse

Royal Way Child Development Academy leads fight against rape, child abuse

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Organizes workshop for Pupils on sex education, child abuse Warns parents against leaving female children to be lapped or baby-seated by uncles, male cousins and neighbours. Obviously irked by the growing sad incidents of rape, child abuse and molestation in the society, a leading Montessori School in Owerri, Royal Way Child Development Academy has declared war against these scourges, insisting they must be fought and reduced to barest minimum.Royal Way Child Development Academy located in Mbieri, near Spibat Owerri last week organized a special seminar on Rape and child abuse as part of the activities to officially mark the end of the 2nd term. The workshop which was organized in collaboration with INSPIRATION AGAINST SEXUAL/CHILD ABUSE (an NGO) featured talks from various r...
SUPER CONGRATULATIONS TO ONWA IMO FOR MEGA ACHIEVEMENTS IN ONE YEAR

SUPER CONGRATULATIONS TO ONWA IMO FOR MEGA ACHIEVEMENTS IN ONE YEAR

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On behalf of myself, family, management and staff of Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs I, Hon. Chief Mrs Ruby Emele (Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs) heartily rejoice with and congratulate the man of the moment, His Excellency Dist. Sen. Hope Uzodimma (Onwa Imo) on his action-packed one year in office. Your Excellency, you have proven to many that you actually came to Imo to change the narratives and do something differently. Good number of roads like, Port-harcourt road, Federal Secretariat road, Chukwuma Nwoha, Awo-Omamma-Okwudor road, Amaigbo road and many others have been completed and commissioned plus many others under construction. In the Local Government system, you have provided ambulances to various LGAs, returned glory ...
Reps Member, Elezieanya completes over 10 projects in Owerri Fed Constituency

Reps Member, Elezieanya completes over 10 projects in Owerri Fed Constituency

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Agbala Pri Sch, Emekuku Sec Sch, Orogwe Sec Sch, Naze Pri Sch, Nkwo-Orji/Azaraegbelu water schemes, others to be commissioned in April. Speaks on Committee on Host Communities. Notwithstanding his recent empowerment program that gulped over 10 million Naira wherein over 100 women got at least N100,000 each either for business startups or sustenance, the House of Representatives Member for Owerri Federal Constituency, Hon. Ikenna Elezieanya has scored another big point to convince his Constituents about his capacity and ability to always deliver. This time, Elezieanya, an Engineer has attracted and completed well over 10 projects ready for commissioning scattered all over his Owerri Federal Constituency.Speaking to Nigerian Newsguide weekend in his office at the National Assem...
Women must take back their God-given role if the society must move forward – Mrs. Ruby Emele

Women must take back their God-given role if the society must move forward – Mrs. Ruby Emele

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…commends Uzodimma for appointing more women Chief Mrs. Ruby Emele is the Special Adviser to the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. A one time Chairman of Isiala Mbano Local Government Area and Chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Imo State chapter, Ruby in this interview with Nigerian Newsguide spoke exhaustively on gender issues, women participation in politics, abandonment of motherhood roles which has caused great moral damage to our society. She however insisted that women always succeed in positions of authority, leadership and responsibility. She also commended Governor Uzodimma for appointing more women in his government and for succeeding in turning Imo around in just one year. Excerpts...
Chinelo Emeghara, making women proud as Clerk/Permanent Secretary IMHA

Chinelo Emeghara, making women proud as Clerk/Permanent Secretary IMHA

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Across the world, women are seen as stablizing factors in families, politics and society at large. They are created to be meek, harmless and closer to the children and the youths than men. Forget about the current trend where a lot of them tend to be tigers with questionable feminism agenda and posture. Immediately Adam saw Eve according to the Bible, that peace, tranquility and all round calmness the entire world, animals and nature around him could not give to him enveloped him with the woman's presence. He was quick to hieve a sigh of relief thus: "This is the bone of my bone and the flesh of my flesh". Women are particularIy created to be patient, circumspect, disciplined and diligent in all ramification but events of today tend to prove this ancient attributes and antecedents ...
THE MAN CHIDI EMEAGI (A PROFILE)

THE MAN CHIDI EMEAGI (A PROFILE)

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Chidi Emeagi is a Development Journalist, Corporate Administrator, Conference Speaker and Policy Development Expert. He is a product of the University of Nigeria Nsukka and other professional institutes. Chidi cut his journalism teeth in 2004 with the National Question Newspaper and later worked with the News Magazine Lagos as Correspondent. He was the Editor of Lumina Star International Magazine, Owerri and Abuja. Between 2007 and 2010, he was the Chairman Imo State House of Assembly Press Corps where he garnered a lot of experience about the structure of the legislature, legislative drafting and assessment. During same period, he assisted the House of Assembly to generate a number of bills and motions that have direct bearing with the yearnings and aspirations of Imolites.Emeagi ...
Meet Osukwu, one of the best and much-sought-after Japanese auto mechanics in Owerri

Meet Osukwu, one of the best and much-sought-after Japanese auto mechanics in Owerri

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…Honesty, diligence are my key principlesIn a world where truth is in short supply especially among the non-formal sector people, diligence and calm spirit now appear to be the principles of men and women of the old. But there are a few characters who in today's world have vowed to remain honest and diligent no matter the circumstances or times. Paulinus Nwanguma aka OSUKWU from Umuoziri Inyishi Ikeduru Council Area of Imo State is among the few that have toed the path of honor in their vocation and or hand work. OSUKWU a renowned auto mechanic has his workshop at Orji Mechanic Village Owerri where he is properly placing spanners and other critical tools on bolts and nuts to put back smiles on the faces of different car owners particularly those already frustrated with the kind of ...
Imo AG, Obieze buries brother amidst tears

Imo AG, Obieze buries brother amidst tears

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Bishop Ukwuoma urges siblings to leave vengeance for God Uzodimma, Iwu, Nlemigbo, Anyaehie, others sympathize with family. It was tears and grief on Thursday 25th February, 2021 at Ihite- Akatta, Oru East Council Area of Imo State as the remains of late Mr Ignatius Obieze were committed to mother Earth. The deceased was an elder brother to the Imo State Accountant General, Sir Val Obieze. The funeral mass that preceded the interment was held at St Patrick's Parish Ihite-Akatta. late Ignatius Obieze Bishop of Orlu Catholic Diocese, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma who officiated the requiem mass alongside other senior clerics advised the Obieze family to mourn as Christians. He described the death of late Ignatius Obieze who was gruesomely murdered on the 3rd of January this year by ...
SA to Gov. Uzodimma on SDGs, Ude clears the air on cash transfer to vulnerable Imolites

SA to Gov. Uzodimma on SDGs, Ude clears the air on cash transfer to vulnerable Imolites

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Says all 27 LGAs in Imo must benefit The Special Adviser to the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Humanitarian Services, Hon. Princess Christina Ude on last Thursday clarified a lot of misconceptions on the ongoing conditional cash transfer program to the poor and vulnerable. Hon Ude, who spoke during a Darling FM radio interview in Owerri, last week, made it clear that the current ongoing payment was a backlog from last year payment, July and August payment to be specific. Payment is made every two months but the payment was paused in order to settle things with the payment provider. All payments due to recipients will be paid in full she said. She also disclosed that only nine Local Governments in Imo State were initially cap...
Onwuegbu appointed Imo Coordinator, Coalition of APC Support Groups

Onwuegbu appointed Imo Coordinator, Coalition of APC Support Groups

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A prominent youth leader and political strategist Prince Darlington Onwuegbu has been appointed the Imo State Coordinator, Coalition of APC Support Groups. The letter confirming Onwuegbu's appointment was signed by the National Vice Chair and Zonal Chairman of the group Mazi Chuzzy Anagwu Nnodu as well as the Southeast Secretary Dr J.E Truth. An introductory letter addressed to the State Chairman of APC in Imo state, Prince Marcellenus Nlemigbo by the top Organisation urged the party boss to work together with Onwuegbu and his team to ensure victory and all round success for APC in Imo state. Prince Nlemigbo in his subsequent response to the appointment of Mr Onwuegbu pledged his support and that of the APC State Working Committee in Imo for Prince Darlington Onwuegbu and his te...
OPOCA to Okorocha– Apologize to Gov. Uzodimma, Imolites or face recall

OPOCA to Okorocha– Apologize to Gov. Uzodimma, Imolites or face recall

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By Stanley Okehie Orlu Political Consultative Assembly (OPOCA), an apex political body in Orlu Senatorial District has given the former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West in the Senate, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, 48 hours to apologize to Governor Hope Uzodimma and the people of the State or face recall from the senate.OPOCA said the ultimatum became necessary due to what it tagged “brigandage, thuggery, hooliganism and lawlessness exhibited by the former governor on Sunday February 21, when he broke into Royal Spring Palm Hotel along Akachi road, a property sealed by the state government. In a press conference at NUJ New Secretariat, Tuesday, National President of OPOCA, Chief Barr. Rex Anunobi, who read a text signed by him and 11 others, advised Okorocha ...
Rural Women Empowerment: Elezieanya doles out mega cash to over 100 women

Rural Women Empowerment: Elezieanya doles out mega cash to over 100 women

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…Promises more in few months to come Well over 100 women from the three LGAs in Owerri Federal Constituency viz Owerri Municipal, Owerri West and Owerri North weekend smiled home with several reasonable amounts of money to sustain their businesses and for startups where necessary. The gesture was courtesy of Hon. Ikenna Elezieanya, member for Owerri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives Abuja. The Lawmaker is also noted to have given more than 100 youths from his Constituency particularly graduates good jobs in several Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the past 18 months without any noise. Hon Ikenna Elezieanya's empowerment program which was code-named “”Financial Grant to Rural Market Women in Owerri Federal Constituency Phase 1” was described as an unp...
Medical City Hospital begins operation in Imo

Medical City Hospital begins operation in Imo

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By Stanley Okehie Medical City Hospital has been commissioned for business in Owerri, Imo State capital. The chairman of the hospital with state-of-the-arts facilities, Dr. Chima Oleru said the hospital will breach the gap in medicine between what is obtainable in Nigeria and outside the shores of the country. The American-trained Nephrologist said that his aim of setting up the hospital was to bring the experience he had gained from 23 years of practice overseas and improve the quality of healthcare of Nigerians and also improve the knowledge of younger doctors.According to Dr. Oleru, the well-built hospital is a multi-specialty one that can boast of Accident and Emergency Unit that handles all types of cases, Kidney Treatment Center, New Baby Intensive Care Unit, Eye Cl...
Umuhu community excited over NDDC road project, beg govt to extend drainage work

Umuhu community excited over NDDC road project, beg govt to extend drainage work

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The ongoing road project from Eke Atta market to UMUHU I in Ikeduru Council Area of Imo State has been described as a wonderful initiative and conscious effort by the federal government through the Niger Delta Development Commission to make life easier for rural dwellers. A number of members of Umuhu community who bared their minds to Nigerian Newsguide weekend expressed their joy and excitement, noting that the speed at which the work is going on especially the drainage system was an indication that the project would be practically realized in no distant time but however called on the contractor never to disappoint them. The Villagers who spoke to our Reporter commended the Company handling the project, Etekpe Construction Company Ltd for starting a good job unlike many contrac...
Elom takes over from Nwajiuba as new Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Varsity (AE-FUNAI)

Elom takes over from Nwajiuba as new Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Varsity (AE-FUNAI)

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Sunday Ogechukwu Elom, a Professor of Medical Biochemistry has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State. Nigerian NEWSGUIDE learnt that Elom takes over from Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, the pioneer Vice Chancellor of the University whose tenure has just elapsed.Until his appointment which was announced through a press release endorsed by the Registrar and Secretary of the Council, Mrs. Odisa C. Oleke on Tuesday, 19th January, 2021, Elom was the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic at the institution. Prof. Sunday Oge Elom was born on 5th November, 1961 in Ekwashi, Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He has more than 14 years of post professorial and uninterrupted academic and administrati...
Deep Appreciation and best wishes from all us at Nigerian Newsguide

Deep Appreciation and best wishes from all us at Nigerian Newsguide

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With joy in our hearts and profound sense of appreciation, we the Publisher, Management, Editorial Board and Staff of Nigerian Newsguide most sincerely thank and appreciate the following personalities for believing in, and standing by us in the year 2020. Without your adverts, sponsored stories, goodwill, patronage, readership, and encouragements, our joy in 2020 may not have been complete. Whilst anticipating a better and improved cooperation from you in this 2021, we pray God to bless and keep you alive so that we continue to enjoy your good relationship with us.They are: His Excellency Sen. Hope Uzodimma, Governor Imo State.His Excellency Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor Enugu StateHis Excellency Sen. Rochas Okorocha, Fmr. Governor Imo State and now Senator for Imo WestRt. Hon...
Umunwobu sub kindred in Umuhu-Atta celebrates Day in style

Umunwobu sub kindred in Umuhu-Atta celebrates Day in style

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Tuesday 29th December, 2020 was a special and historic day in Umunwobu, a sub kindred in Umuhu-Atta, Ikeduru Council Area of Imo state as sons and daughters including children of the community in home and diaspora trooped out in mass at their Ukwuegbu square to celebrate their annual End of the year party. The event which was used to raise funds for several development projects in the area was organised by the women wing of the community and was also used to launch their unique uniform and cultural dance. It was attended by notable personalities and friends of the community. In his address, Chairman of the occasion, Engr. Iyke Iwuanyanwu saluted the courage and team spirit of the women that culminated in the near perfect organisation of the annual ceremony. Iwuanyanwu who made s...
Christopher Nwaneri emerges Chairman of Umuihugba-Umuodu Youth Organization

Christopher Nwaneri emerges Chairman of Umuihugba-Umuodu Youth Organization

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By Stanley Okehie Mr. Christopher Nwaneri has emerged Chairman of Umuihugba-Umuodu Youth Organization in an election held Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Umuihugba Civic Hall, Owerri, Imo State. Nwaneri polled 68 votes to beat other contestants, Onyealisi Henry and Okeonu Kingsley who scored two votes each. His emergence makes him a member of Umuihugba Welfare and Development Union (UWDU) – a council of eminent and selected members of Umuihugba-Umuodu Autonomous community. Ngoka Ifeanyi polled 63 votes to emerge Vice Chairman of the association after defeating Ihebom Kennedy who secured only four votes. Nwamadu Chimaraoke emerged Secretary of the youth body. He polled 42 votes to defeat Prince Anoruo Obinna and Osuji Chijioke who got four and 21 votes respectively. Swearin...