Posted on Wed 1 Oct 2014, 02:52 PM

Fellow Nigerians:
1.             Today marks the 54th anniversary of our country’s independence as a sovereign nation.  This is also the tenth month of our journey into a new century, having marked the centenary of our nation in January this year. 

Posted on Wed 1 Oct 2014, 02:32 PM

As work commences at the second bridge to cross the River Niger at Onitsha in Anambra State, residents and natives of the commercial town have pledged to protect the staff of Julius Berger Construction Company, handling the project.

Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, who spoke on behalf of the community described the second Niger Bridge as, “our dream and passion” that would only be actualised through proper handling, adding that the people of the community were eager to see the take-off and completion of the project.

Posted on Wed 1 Oct 2014, 02:06 PM

Press statement by Sen. Ayogu Eze

I've been inundated by calls and personal visits by my supporters who have expressed worry and outrage at newspaper reports purporting that a consensus candidate has been anointed for Enugu State 2015 governorship election.

My supporters are particularly worried by the aspect of the story claiming that I have stepped down for the said anointed candidate.

I wish to state clearly and unambiguously that I've not and will not step down for any anointed candidate.

Posted on Tue 30 Sep 2014, 06:31 PM

The Delta Sports Commission chairman, Amaju Pinnick has emerged as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

He came out victorious at the end of the second round of voting in the federation election held today in Warri, Delta state defeating Amanze Uchegbulam, Mike Umeh and others in the race.

However, in the first round, Pinnick took the lead with 25 votes, while Taiwo Ogunjobi from Osun polled 9 votes. Dominic Iorfa from Benue State was able to get 6 votes. while Shehu Diko from Kaduna had only 4 votes.

Posted on Tue 30 Sep 2014, 06:21 PM

Steph Clem

As Nigeria celebrates her 54 years of political independence, Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji (CON), has sued for peace and unity among all Nigerians despite their religious, political or ethnic differences.

In a press release issued in Umuahia by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ajunwa, Chief Orji noted that the current security and other challenges confronting the country would be a thing of the past "if all citizens and ethnic nationalities, political parties and religious bodies see Nigeria as one indivisible entity."

Posted on Tue 30 Sep 2014, 05:29 PM

From Steph Clem

Hearing on the libel suit filed by Chinedum Orji, first son of Governor Theodore Orji against the Mr. Ebere Wabara and the Sun Newspapers has been adjourned to the 11th of November for hearing.

The case was meant for hearing today September 30, but was however mentioned before its adjournment.

Counsel to the defendants; The Sun newspapers and Ebere Wabara, Mr. A. C. Arinze had filed two different motions claiming that the 2nd defendant, Mr. Wabara was not served with the court processes.

Posted on Tue 30 Sep 2014, 10:31 AM

From Paul Ibe, Enugu

CMembers of Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have warned its embattled leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike to stop using the group to harass and intimidate Ndigbo.

The organization spoke on Monday through its suspended National Director of Information, Uchenna Madu in Awka, during the Igbo day 2014 celebration.

Mr. Madu told  Newsmen that Ndigbo should know that the MASSOB’s struggle for Biafra was not a one man show "rather, a collective struggle.

Posted on Tue 30 Sep 2014, 09:01 AM

From Chuks Collins, Awka

The 2014 World Igbo Day celebration which was held for the first time locally at Dr Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, Anambra state yesterday saw the absence of all the five South East Governors and notable sons and daughters of Igbo land.

Signs of problem for the long advertized programme emerged when the federal executive scheduled the investiture of the national honours awards on recipients same day.

Posted on Mon 29 Sep 2014, 09:58 PM

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has seized goods valued over N3m at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Disclosing this to newsmen in Enugu, Deputy Director in-charge of the Airport, John Okwori warned product fakers who may think that Enugu Airport is a safe route for bringing in sub standard goods  into Nigeria to have a rethink as the organization has setup office at the airport to checkmate their operations.

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