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IMO MONARCH, EZE GEO ANIKA WINS N10.6M SUIT AGAINST NNPC OVER UNLAWFUL ROAD BLOCKAGE

IMO MONARCH, EZE GEO ANIKA WINS N10.6M SUIT AGAINST NNPC OVER UNLAWFUL ROAD BLOCKAGE

News
From Kayode Lawal Abuja.A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday awarded the sum of N10.6 million damages against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for unlawfully blocking the highway in front of its Corporate Headquarters in Abuja which led to a ghastly motor accident.The amount was awarded in favour of a veteran journalist, His Royal Highness, Eze Geo Anika, Umunnawuike II of Atta Kingdom whose Peugeot 406 with registration number DP 41 EKY was damaged beyond repairs in 2012 as a result of the unlawful blockage.Delivering judgment in a suit instituted against the NNPC, Justice Babatunde Quadiri agreed with the plaintiff that the NNPC was negligent in blocking the highway without road signs as required by law.The Judge held that the evidence of the wit...
Why Nigerian Senate should halt Buratai and Co from holding diplomatic positions

Why Nigerian Senate should halt Buratai and Co from holding diplomatic positions

Editorial
A time has come in our dear nation when men and women holding Public offices must start renting a soul. There's so much bitterness, anger and anguish in the land as a result of the wickedness and indifference of those on the corridors of power. None has a soul and conscience and it's about time we rented some soul for them.The mass murder of Nigerians which became very much activated with the senseless execution of one Yusuf by former Borno state governor, Ali Modu Sheriff has thrown Nigeria into an endless era of blood letting like never before. With Yusuf's extra-judicial killing in 2009, his men were more emboldened and Boko Haram was subsequently born. From that time till date, Nigeria has not known peace. Today herdsmen, bandits and other militia groups have all taken to arms, k...
At last, PDP reconciles Ihedioha, Samdaddy

At last, PDP reconciles Ihedioha, Samdaddy

Politics
Anyanwu pleads with aggrieved members to return home for party businessThe long political rift between former Imo State Governor Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and ex-Imo East Senator, Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu has finally been laid to rest.A statement by Senator Samuel Anyanwu’s media assistant Ikenna Onuoha weekend indicated that a truce was brokered for the two top political leaders in Owerri zone, whose political fights may have denied the senatorial district some goodies.The truce was said to be brokered by the PDP National Reconciliatory Committee led by a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Austin Okpara.Reacting to the development, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu regretted that members of the opposition had leveraged on the misunderstanding in the PD...
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

Fact Channel
By Chidi EmeagiA 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 ...
Blood bath in Owerri, Lawyer, Poly Student murdered in cold blood

Blood bath in Owerri, Lawyer, Poly Student murdered in cold blood

News
NBA, Police reactAn Imo-based lawyer, identified as N.H. Nwankwo, Esq has been found butchered in his office located at 43 School Road, Owerri, Imo State.It was gathered that Nwankwo went to his office on Saturday, but failed to return home prompting his family to call his colleague to check up on him. On Sunday morning, his colleague arrived at the office and saw blood traces on the locked door of Nwankwo's office. So, he immediately went to get the police to open the door and they found the lifeless body of the lawyer who was obviously butchered with a cutlass.In a statement released on Sunday, February 7, Secretary of Imo State branch of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Chinedu Agu gave the chilling account of how the deceased was found dead in his office....
Ezeship tussle tears Ejemekwuru Community apart

Ezeship tussle tears Ejemekwuru Community apart

Issues, News
PG denied attempt to impose choice candidate, election postponed till further noticeBy Stanley OkehieFor the people of Ejemekwuru autonomous community – a community of 18 villages in Oguta Council Area, Imo State, all is not well.The once peaceful and oil-rich region is currently boiling over their inability to elect a new monarch, two years after the death of HRH Eze Ngozi Val Nwoke.Nigerian Newsguide can authoritatively report that the well-publicized election to replace the late monarch, could not hold on Saturday, February 6, 2021.The three candidates contesting the Ezeship stool are Nze Everest Chima, Nze Obinna Hypolite Duru and Dominic Opara, all who are said to be eminently qualified to occupy the coveted seat.Some indigenes of the community had acc...
Medical City Hospital begins operation in Imo

Medical City Hospital begins operation in Imo

Focus
By Stanley OkehieMedical 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...
Women Charged To Place Value On Selves

Women Charged To Place Value On Selves

News
By Stanley OkehieWomen all over the world have been charged to put aside their doubts and place higher value on themselves in whatever position or situation they find themselves.The National President of Standup for Women Society (SWS), Barr Deborah Ijadele-Adetona gave the charge during a familiarization visit in Imo State, Southeast, Nigeria. SWS is a women rights organization aimed at the development of Nigerian women and the society.Speaking at the occasion which held in Owerri, Imo State capital, Barr. Ijadele-Adetona said the organization would serve as a platform to liberate, promote and enforce women's courses in the society.Ijadele who is also an activist pointed out that through the organization, women would get close to those skills, professions and academic endeavours ...
EMPIRE ENERGY OBTAINS JUDGEMENT TO RECLAIM LAND, DEPUTY SHERIFF IMO STATE HIGH COURT FINED N100,000 FINE

EMPIRE ENERGY OBTAINS JUDGEMENT TO RECLAIM LAND, DEPUTY SHERIFF IMO STATE HIGH COURT FINED N100,000 FINE

News
By Stanley OkehieAn Owerri High Court, yesterday January 25th, 2021 delivered judgment in favour of Empire Energy Mega Station over large expanse of land where the multi-billion naira investment is situated.The High Court of Imo State presided over by Hon. Justice K.A Ojiako delivered a ruling in Suit No: HOW/919/2013 – Dr. Philip Njemanze vs The Governor of Imo State & Ors; setting aside the purported execution of the judgement, delivered by Honourable Justice N.B Ukoha (rtd) on 28/11/2019, on Empire Energy Aba Road on 5/8/2020 as being fraudulent. The court also awarded cost of N100,000 against the Deputy Sheriff for the wrongful act.Recall that on the 5th of August, 2020, Justice N.B Ukoha (rtd) had delivered a judgement ceding the parcel of land where Empire Energy...
Uche Nwosu mourns Emma Ojinere

Uche Nwosu mourns Emma Ojinere

News, Politics
…Says he was a good manFormer Chief of Staff, Government House, Owerri and AA Guber Candidate in the 2019 election in Imo state, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has joined eminent Nigerians, Imolites and indeed the Mbaise nation in mourning the demise of a top Imo politician and business mogul, Engr Emma Ojinere.In a short tribute via his verified Facebook account, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu said he enjoyed good political association with late Engr. Ojinere whom he said would be missed by the Rescue Mission family, a political structure of the former Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.Nwosu's message reads thus:"I am saddened by the news of Engineer Emma Ojinere's death. He was a good man whom I enjoyed good political association with, and he will be sorely missed by all of us at the ...