Imo APC crisis: Okorocha, Araraume lose bid to control party structure

July 27, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Ahead of the July 31 All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses, Imo state former governor Rochas Okorocha and his group may have lost out in their bid to control the structure of the party in the state. Okorocha had in a recent meeting with the APC Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), asked the party leadership to recognise the Read More

Letter to the Chief of Army Staff

July 21, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

Dear Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, Sir, I join Nigerians in their numbers to sincerely congratulate you on your recent appointment as the 22nd Nigeria Chief of Army Staff (CoAS). This came on the heels of the unfortunate death of your predecessor Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers in an ill-fated plane crash in Kaduna. Your appointment to the exalted Read More

Breaking: Senate constitutes Conference Committee on PIB

July 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has announced the composition of the conference committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill. The announcement was made on Tuesday at the start of plenary. The members of the conference committee include: Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi (APC Kebbi North) as Chairman, Senators Mohammed Sabo Nakudu (APC Jigawa South West) to represent  North West; Albert Bassey Read More

Enugu: Ayogu Eze not under suspension, APC declares

June 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed report and speculation that its 2019 governorship candidate in Enugu state, Ayogu Eze was under suspension. The party also said its membership has risen from 63, 000 to 184, 294 registered members in Enugu state. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja, Enugu state chapter Caretaker Committee Chairman Dr. Ben Read More

Security of lives, property top priority in 9th Senate – Senator Musa

June 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As part of activities to commemorate the second anniversary of the ninth Senate, the chairman Senate Committee on Senate Services, Senator Sani Musa, in this interview with ROSEMARY MORIBIRIN delves into a range of topics including the insecurity and measures towards restoring peace. How has the 9th Senate been able to manage its differences in cooperating with the executive? Right Read More

Uniben Don shot dead in Edo

June 17, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Gunmen suspected to be assassins have reportedly shot dead a lecturer of the Department of Public Administration, in  University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo state. The victim identified as Maxwell Eseosa Aimuen, 33 was said to have been attacked by his assailants while driving into his compound at Isihor community, Ovia South East local government area of the State.  The gunmen Read More

2023 general elections may not hold – Nwoko

June 13, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

A former lawmaker at the House of Representatives, Hon Ned Nwoko, has stated that going by happenings in the country in the last two years, the possibility of holding general elections in 2023 is still surrounded by uncertainties.Nwoko who was a guest speaker Saturday at June 12 lecture organised by the Correspondent chapel of the Nigeria Union of journalists, Abuja Read More

Breaking – Ebubeagu: Umahi resigns

June 7, 2021 Editor 0

Weeks after the newly formed Southeast security outfit popularly known as Ebubeagu was rolled out, its chairman, Major General Obi Abel Umahi (rtd), has tendered resignation. Umahi tendered his resignation in a letter dated June 4, 2021, entitled: “Resignation as Chairman South east Security Committee – Ebubeagu” and addressed to chairman of the South East Governor’s Forum, Governor Dave Umahi. Read More

FG ‘s suspension of twitter, overreaction – NPAN

June 5, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) Saturday described the suspension of the operation of the popular social media platform Twitter, by the Federal Government as overreaction. NPAN in a statement issued by its President, Alhaji Kabiru A. Yusuf, said the action would not win Nigeria friends among the international communities, and described it as a futile exercise. It said other platforms are more Read More

Gulak: South-east governors take stand, tell security agents what to do

June 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

South-east governors have condemned the murder of former aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, by gunmen on Sunday, calling on security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book. In a communique issued at the end of a virtual meeting of southeast governors forum held on Monday, signed by Chairman, South East Governors Forum and Governor, Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, Read More

NASS caucus decries attacks, killings in South-east

May 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Federal lawmakers from the entire five states in the South-east have condemned in strong terms, the rising wave of violence in the zone and killings of operatives of government institutions. The lawmakers in a jointly signed statement in Abuja, Sunday, specifically frowned at repeated attacks being visited on Police formations, offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) and Read More

2023: Ohanaeze urges Igbo youth, others to shun violence

May 21, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by Prof. Amb. George Obiozor, has appealed to youth and stakeholders from South-east to shun violence and other acts capable of denying the Igbo the opportunity to produce the next president of the country. The association’s vice-president, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, who made the appeal at a symposium held in Awka in Anambra state organised by Read More

Nigeria’s situation calls for committed action-Tambuwal

May 17, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state says the situation in the country calls for everyone who is committed to the Nigerian state to put hands on deck, not only in prayers but also in action by working together to rescue this country.Tambuwal who stated this, late Sunday ahead of Read More

AESID condemns dastardly attacks in Ebonyi, cautions perpetrators

April 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has strongly condemned the recent dastardly attacks on several communities in Ebonyi state, even as it cautioned the perpetrators to give peace a chance. The group described  as “traumatic” for citizens and residents of Ebonyi state following reported cases of attacks on individuals and public facilities by some unknown gunmen.  In Read More

South-east college of Bishops calls for collaboration between IPOB, ESN

April 27, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

College of Bishops, Methodist Church Nigeria Monday called for cordial relationship between Ebubeagu Security Network (ESN) formed by Governors of South-east and other existing outfit in the zone. While the Bishops supported the Ebubeagu security, they especially advised that they collaborate with Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to secure South-east against further attacks and killings in the zone.  The Bishops disclosed Read More

COSEYL salutes Orji at 61

April 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), the umbrella body of all the youth organisations in the South East geopolitical zone has congratulated the Chief Whip of the 9th Assembly, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, on his 61st birthday. A statement jointly signed Friday by COSEYL President Goodluck Ibem and the Secretary General, Kanice Igwe, read partly, “Dr. Orji Kalu Read More

Igbo not afraid of competition – Ohanaeze PG

April 17, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

President-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof George Obiozor, on Friday stressed that the Igbos would succeed in their quest for one of their own to be elected Nigeria’s president if they are determined. Obiozor also noted that the South East zone is not at war with anybody but wanted to be treated the same way with other ethnic groups in the country. Read More

EEDC not competent to supply electricity in South-east – Rep

April 16, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

  A member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Afikpo North/South federal constituency, Ebonyi state, Iduma Igariwey, Wednesday, said Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) is not competent to handle electricity distribution in the southeast. The lawmaker also said he slammed N100million suit against the company for refusing to provide power to the constituency. Afikpo has been in total blackout Read More

Enugu 2023: Any zone can produce governor – Okoloagu

April 4, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

A Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) and a Board of Trustees (BOT) member, Gen. Joseph Okoloagu rtd, has said that any of the senatorial zones in Enugu state is ripe to produce the governor, come 2023 now that all the zones have had a shot at the governorship position since 1999. Okoloagu who stated this in an interview, noted Read More

NALDA commences establishment of 400 hectares integrated farm estate in Imo

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

In line with Government’s efforts towards attaining food security, youth empowerment and poverty eradication, the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) hascommences process of establishing an integrated farm estate in Imo state South east Nigeria. The Farm estate would be established on a 400 hectare land in Umuneke and Umukabia communities of Ngor Okpalla Local Government Area of the state. Read More