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International Women’s Day: Sustain educational empowerment of Igbo women—NIROH PG

Dr Paul Okoye As the world marks International Women’s Day, the need to sustain the educational empowerment of the girl-child in the South East, has been stressed. In a press statement by Dr. Paul Okoye, the President General of Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide, NIROH, he commended Ndigbo for the visible educational empowerment often availed to the females and tasked them to surpass the present standards as that is one of the ways to lift women, who are the most vulnerable in the society out of poverty.  Okoye noted that getting...
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Tributes as veteran actor, Sadiq Daba dies of cancer

Daba Sadiq Daba is dead. The actor died of complications from cancer at about 8.30pm WAT. Joe Odumakin, an activist who has also been at the forefront of raising funds for his treatment announced the death via a social media post, eliciting tributes from hordes of partners and colleagues, including journalist, Dele Momodu. Sadiq Abubakar Daba, known simply as Sadiq Daba came to limelight with his role as Bitrus in Cock Crow At Dawn, a soap opera on NTA Network in the late 1970s. In 2015, he won Africa Movie...
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Gunmen fed us according to our tribes, Jangebe schoolgirl reveals

Jangebe Abduction As the nation rejoices over the release of 279 girls abducted by gunmen last week in a secondary school in Jangebe, Zamfara State, the abductees have continued to narrate their ordeal in the hands of the gunmen, whom they said took them 7km into the bush before getting motorbikes to convey them to where they were kept in the middle of the forest. Recounting their ordeal to a reporter from a national radio network, one of the abductees said they were not only threatened with death but also...
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“Why we chose Harris Chuma as DG, Media and Publicity”

Chuma Banking on his sterling antecedents in similar roles, celebrated filmmaker and public relations consultant, Dr Chuma-Odili Harris Udoka, fondly called Ogene Ndigbo, has been named as the Director General of Media/ Publicity and Strategy for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA Governorship aspirant, Chief Akachukwu Nwankpo. The Governorship hopeful who made the appointment in Awka, said he was bringing Dr. Chuma Odili on board to fortify his campaign team. "Dr Chuma is an outstanding personality, a professional media practitioner, a reliable partner and ally. I'm happy to have him...
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Court to Tinubu-Ojo: You can’t impose levies in Computer Village

Tinubu-Ojo, the Iyaloja of Lagos A Lagos State High Court has barred Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos. The development comes over a year after Tinubu-Ojo, who is also the Iyaloja-General of Lagos State reportedly imposed leaders on the traders who then introduced new levies, a development which sparked a series of protests at the Computer Village.  Others who were similarly barred from imposing levies include:  Bisola Azeez, Adeniyi Olasoji, Nofiu Akinsanya, Tony Ikani and...
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Akachukwu Nwankpo repositions for success

Nze Nwankpo and Chief Chuma Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial polls slated for November 6, 2021, the political space in the state is receiving quakes from various quarters as High Chief Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo continues to seal alliances with political, opinion, religious and community leaders across the state in a bid to sell his ambition. Reliable and independent sources said he is recording unprecedented milestones at this largely due to his unblemished political profile, extensive grassroots support, philanthropy and networking ability, leading to a somewhat unsettling ambience amongst contenders across...
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Catholic Bishops to Buhari: Citizens beating drums of war

Catholic Bishops Catholic Bishops under the umbrella of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have raised alarm over looming collapse of Nigeria as a nation. The Bishops, according to Daily Sun,  were convinced that things happening lately in Nigeria suggests that the Federal Government has failed to hold Nigeria together, thus paving the way for the rise of non-state actors in self defense and protection. CBCN President, Archbishop Augustine Akubueze in a statement released in Abuja, on Tuesday, said the very survival of Nigeria is at stake, stressing that the...
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EFCC: Love-scammer sentenced, socialite arraigned as Oduah’s case is stalled

Oduah The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Monday, February 22, 2021, secured the conviction of one Oluwatoyin Henry before Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on one count of obtaining by false pretence. The charge reads: “That you Oluwatoyin Henry sometimes in 2019, at Ogbomosho, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred United States of America Dollars (USD$1,200) from one Betty Mosley, when you falsely...
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Abuja military plane crash: List of victims

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had in a tweet, described the accident as “fatal” and prayed for the “departed souls”. According to his tweet, “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna.” Of course, it was fatal as there are no survivors with the accident claiming the seven persons in the NAF B350 aircraft. The names of the victims are: Flt Lt Gazama, Flt Lt Piyo, FS Olawumi, Flag Officer Okpara, ACM Johnson, Sgt Oluka and...
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How Rochas Okorocha was arrested

Okorocha wi Senator Rochas Okorocha, the former Governor of Imo State has reportedly been handcuffed on the orders of the Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, following an arrest for leading some loyalists to forcibly reopen an estate sealed by the State Government.  Verified News NGR sources said the incident happened on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Okorocha has been having a running battle with incumbent Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, and is said to have angered the Governor by reopening the Royal Palm Estate sealed by the State Government. The State Government...
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