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Media Relations Consultant, Onyeneke drums support for Gov Uzodimma administration

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Media Relations Consultant, Chief Dr Fidel Onyeneke has appealed to Imo people to rally round the government of Senator Hope Uzodinma, irrespective of political inclinations and differences, in the interest of peace, unity and development of the State.Chief Onyeneke made the appeal in Owerri on Saturday while speaking to Journalists after attending the Imo state stakeholders meeting.He said that what should be paramount in the minds of the people was peaceful coexistence and infrastructural growth of Imo rather than issues that would divide the indigenes across sentimental lines.Chief Onyeneke who is a former State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), called for patience and understanding as the state government makes frantic efforts to improve the welfare and living st...
Recovery of Eastern Palm University, major achievement – Uzodimma

Recovery of Eastern Palm University, major achievement – Uzodimma

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By Stanley OkehieImo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has said that the recovery of former Eastern Palm University was a major achievement recorded by his administration.The governor also added as a landmark achievement of his administration, the establishment of the new University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Omuma and new Federal Technical College in Umuaka Orlu.He also disclosed that work is currently going on in the construction of 305 modern classroom blocks in the 305 electoral wards in the State, adding that the primary schools would have modern libraries, ITC Centres and modern laboratories.Uzodimma spoke weekend at Eze Imo Palace Owerri, during Imo Stakeholders meeting - a parley with the import to bring citizens up to speed with the security ...
How suspended Imo Lawmakers threatened to shut down Assembly, end Speaker’s tenure – Chief Whip, Okwara

How suspended Imo Lawmakers threatened to shut down Assembly, end Speaker’s tenure – Chief Whip, Okwara

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By Stanley OkehieChief Whip, Imo State House of Assembly and Member for Nkwerre Constituency, Obinna Okwara has cleared the air as to the real reasons why six of his colleagues were recently slammed with suspension.Okwara also addressed the concerns raised by the PDP Minority Caucus who had at a world press conference earlier appealed to people of good conscience to intervene on the suspension of some of their colleagues. The PDP had at the media conference called on the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem to address Imo people on what constituted unparliamentary conducts of the suspended members, where and when the unparliamentary conduct took place.The Chief Whip who addressed a press conference weekend alongside the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Kanayo Onyemaechi (Owerr...
2015, 2019: APC used fake news, hate speech to hijack PDP’S mandate – Senator Anyanwu

2015, 2019: APC used fake news, hate speech to hijack PDP’S mandate – Senator Anyanwu

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Urges Nigerians to resist plot to rig 2023 pollSenator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) used fake news and hate speech to steal the mandate Nigerians freely gave to the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 and 2019, urging Nigerians to resist the party's evil plot to bounce back to power through the same method in 2023.Anyanwu, a PDP Chieftain in Imo State made this disclosure why responding to a shocking confession by a former Publicity Secretary of APC in Niger State, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa that their party brought hate speech in Nigeria in form of propaganda.Mr. Vatsa had revealed that in 2015, APC adopted all illegal tactics including hate speech to come into power, and slammed those elected under its platform for proposing death s...
AUDA-NEPAD/APRM: Validation exercise for S/East, held in Owerri

AUDA-NEPAD/APRM: Validation exercise for S/East, held in Owerri

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It 'll enhance economic growth, development – Princess AkobunduBy Stanley OkehieValidation Exercise for the Country Self-Assessment Report (CSAR) of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) for the South-East zone has held in Owerri, Imo State Capital last Thursday.The exercise which is aimed at validating CSAR of Nigeria's Second Peer Review Process, had participants drawn from across the civil society organizations, faith based organizations, private and non-private sectors etc.The first review was carried out in 2008.Speaking at the occasion held at Concorde Hotel, Owerri, the National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa Development/African Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM), Princess Gloria Akobundu, sai...
Electronic Voting S/East absentee Senators, nay voters are agents of darkness, must be recalled, banished – Group

Electronic Voting S/East absentee Senators, nay voters are agents of darkness, must be recalled, banished – Group

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Commends Abaribe, Onyewuchi, UtaziFor obviously exhibiting the highest level of untoward and anti Alaigbo behavior at the recent voice voting in the Nigerian Senate for the consideration of Electronic voting in the overall amendment of the electoral act, 12 Southeast Senators have drawn the ire of their constituents and a lot of other interest groups.The 12 Senators are: Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia North APC), Theodore Orji (Abia Central PDP), Rochas Okorocha (Imo West APC), Frank Ibezim (Imo North APC), Ifeanyi Uba (Anambra South YPP), Stella Oduah (Anambra North PDP) and Uche Ekwunife (Anambra Central PDP).The rest are Ike Ekweremadu (Enugu South PDP), Chimaraoke Nnamani (Enugu East PDP), Obinna Ogba (Ebonyi Central PDP) Sam Egwu (Ebonyi North PDP) and Mike Amah Nnachi (Ebonyi ...
Revealed: Real reasons Uche Ogbuagu, Kennedy Ibeh, four others were suspended at IMHA

Revealed: Real reasons Uche Ogbuagu, Kennedy Ibeh, four others were suspended at IMHA

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As days roll bye, more revelations continue to emerge as per the reasons behind the suspension of Honorables Uche Ogbuagu, Kennedy Ibe, Micheal Crown Njoku, Anyadike Nwosu, Dominic Ezerioha and Philip Ejiogu.Out of the six, two are of the PDP while the remaining four are of the ruling APC.Granted that the Speaker Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Paul Emeziem gave one singular reason(Unparliamentary conducts) as to why the indefinite suspension without full details, but this medium has got more chilling revelations as to why the bad fate that befell the six lawmakers.This newspaper gathered that long before now, some aggrieved opposition members of the House allegedly had been plotting to rock the boat of the Legislative House, holding nocturnal meetings but recorded no succes...

The Southern Governor’s Summit: matters arising

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By Nnamdi NwigweThe Lagos meeting of the Southern Governors on Monday, July 5, 2021, the second following their inaugural confab in Asaba a couple of weeks ago has elicited all sorts of reactions from across the country. Several commentators have applauded some highlights of the published communique released by the spokesman of the Southern Governors Forum. Top among the decisions of the 17 Governors was their demand that President Buhari's successor must come from the South of the country since Buhari is from the North and would have completed the maximum tenure of eight years. Some other views, majorly from the North are that the decision was "confrontational" against the Northern Region.There were other decisions on the overall governance of the country but this discourse is li...
Nnamdi Kanu and his many travails

Nnamdi Kanu and his many travails

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The Supreme Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (MNK) is trending again both in the conventional and social media. Kanu was kidnapped in Kenya on the 18th of June with the help of Kenyan government. After being subjected to torture for over one week, he was ferried to Nigeria. He is now cooling off in DSS secret cell awaiting July 26 for the continuation of his trail of 13 count charges including treason.Kanu in a viral video circulating online, had recounted his ordeal in the hands of his traducers and former Boss, leader of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Ralph Uwazurike. In the video, Kanu said he was kidnapped, beaten, battered, and his clothes ripped off his body. Women even urinated and poured the urine on him. ...
Hurricane At IMHA: Uche Ogbuagu, Kennedy Ibeh, four others suspended over unparliamentary conducts

Hurricane At IMHA: Uche Ogbuagu, Kennedy Ibeh, four others suspended over unparliamentary conducts

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To face Disciplinary CommitteeObinna Okwara replaces Arthur Egwim as Chief WhipSpeaker Dissolves All Standing CommitteesImo State House of Assembly yesterday 8th July, 2021 had a very rowdy session which hurricane ended up landing six apparently like-minded lawmakers into suspension.The Speaker of the House Hon. Paul Emeziem while presiding over the sitting announced the immediate suspension of the following Assembly men:Hon. Uche Ogbuagu (Ikeduru APC); Barr Anyadike Nwosu (Ezinihitte PDP); Ezerioha Dominic (Oru West APC); Philip Ejiogu (Owerri North PDP); Micheal Onyemaechi Njoku (Ihitte Uboma APC) and Kennedy Ibe(Obowo APC).The visibly angry Speaker said the conducts of the six suspended lawmakers were at best most unreasonable and sim...