PHOTOS: Valedictory session for late Amb. Ojo Maduekwe (Umuahia, Abia state)

PHOTOS: Valedictory session for late Amb. Ojo Maduekwe (Umuahia, Abia state)

On  Friday August 19th, the Abia state government hosted a valedictory session in honour of the late Ambassador Ojo Maduekwe. Speaking at the event, Abia state Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu described the deceased as a man that lived a courageous and truthful life and prayed that another Ojo will arise from Abia. Amb....
ONLINE ALBUM: Senator Annie Okonkwo buries father in-law, Sir Gilbert Onwuamaegbu

ONLINE ALBUM: Senator Annie Okonkwo buries father in-law, Sir Gilbert Onwuamaegbu

  On July 29th, 2016 the Onwuamaegbu family of Isu Umuonyeonora Oba, Idemili South Local government area of Anambra state gathered to bid farewell to their Patriach, Sir.Gilbert Obiadiwe Onwuamaegbu who exited the world stage at the age of 93. Funeral rites began on Thursday, July 26, 2016 with a...
IMO STATE: Back to Land for Agriculture Policy - What you need to know.

IMO STATE: Back to Land for Agriculture Policy – What you need to know.

So recently, Governor Rochas Okorocha  introduced a new policy tagged: ‘Back TO Land for Agriculture’ in Imo state. As the new policy goes into effect, we have compiled a few things you need to know about it. All workers in the state are expected to report at their duty posts from Monday...
PHOTOS: Governor Okezie Ikpeazu hits the training pitch with aides.

PHOTOS: Governor Okezie Ikpeazu hits the training pitch with aides.

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu started out his Sunday morning training with his friends and aides, including drivers, security aides, at a small training pitch inside the Abia State Government House Umuahia.   Credit: Enyinnaya Appolos
Sir Gilbert Onwuamaegbu: Senator Annie Okonkwo's father in law for burial July 29th.

Sir Gilbert Onwuamaegbu: Senator Annie Okonkwo’s father in law for burial July 29th.

    On July 29th, all roads lead to Isu-Umuonyenora Village of Oba Town in Idemili South LGA, Anambra State for the burial of Sir Gilbert Obiadiwe Onwuamaegbu. Late Sir Onwuamaegbu was the father in-law to  the distinguished Senator Annie Okonkwo. He passed on to the glory on the 18th...
IGBO UNITY FORUM: Read what each leader said at the Forum.

IGBO UNITY FORUM: Read what each leader said at the Forum.

The historic meeting of Igbo leaders held in Owerri was a success. Prominent Igbo sons and daughters arrived the Imo state capital for the meeting.  If you missed it when it aired on National television, you can read what each leader said at the event.   HIS EXCELLENCY ALISON MADUEKE Anything...
EVENT PHOTOS: Igbo unity Forum (2016)

EVENT PHOTOS: Igbo unity Forum (2016)

The leadership of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Southeast governors and other Igbo interest groups met on Thursday in Owerri, the Imo State capital. Themed Ndigbo and The State of the Nation: Prospects and Challenges, the focus was to discuss the political future of ndi Igbo especially in the current scheme...
Former Ambassador to Candada, Ojo Maduekwe dies at 71

Former Ambassador to Candada, Ojo Maduekwe dies at 71

Former Foreign Minister, Chief Ojo Maduekwe is dead. An indigene of Ohafia LGA in Abia State, Maduekwe has held several ministerial positions – notably minister of transport in the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He was also Nigeria’s high commissioner to Canada under President Goodluck Jonathan, after serving as minister of foreign...
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EBONYI:  Umahi suspends Commissioner.

EBONYI: Umahi suspends Commissioner.

Ebonyi state governor David Umahi has suspended Samuel Okoronkwo, the state’s commissioner for local government, chieftaincy matters and rural development. The state committee on employment also stands disbanded. No reason was given for the suspension. But Umahi said the suspension was with immediate effective, adding that his administration would not tolerate any action that would...

PICTURES: Ojo Maduekwe’s funeral in Asaga, Ohafia

The remains of Chief Ojo Maduekwe were laid to rest in his country home in Asaga, Ohafia in Abia State.  The dignitaries at the commendation service at the All Saints Presbyterian Church, Asaga-Ohafia, Abia State included former First lady, Patience Jonathan. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and wife; the Minister of Transport, Chief Rotimi Amechi; Mr. Daniel...
OJO MADUEKWE: I lost a friend, a brother - Amb.Kema Chikwe

OJO MADUEKWE: I lost a friend, a brother – Amb.Kema Chikwe

As the tributes pour in for late Chief Ojo Maduekwe, Amb. Kema Chikwe has shared fond memories of her relationship with the deceased.   I LOST A FRIEND, A BROTHER, OJO MADUEKWE Fate brought us together in the Obasanjo cabinet. I as Minister of Transport, Ojo as Minister of Culture and Tourism. Just before the announcement,...
Victory for Ikpeazu as Appeal court reverses sack.

Victory for Ikpeazu as Appeal court reverses sack.

It was victory for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State yesterday as the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja set aside the judgment that removed him from office. The panel, which comprised Justices Helen Ogunwumiju, Abubakar Datti Yahaya, Philomina Ekpe, Ibrahim Shatta Bdliya and Saidu Tanko Hussaini, set aside the judgment delivered by Justice Okon Abang...
U.S issues warning to citizens to avoid 20 states: Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Sokoto, Delta, Bayelsa included.

U.S issues warning to citizens to avoid 20 states: Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Sokoto, Delta, Bayelsa included.

The United States has warned its citizens against travelling to 20 Nigerian states. The states deemed insecure include Bauchi, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and Zamfara. According to a travel warning issued on Wednesday by the US department of state, any American citizen who travels...
#ImoRerun: INEC declares Imo North elections inconclusive.

#ImoRerun: INEC declares Imo North elections inconclusive.

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the re-run elections for Imo North inconclusive. Details to follow.
Three-storey building collapses in Ebonyi.

Three-storey building collapses in Ebonyi.

A three-storey building under construction collapsed on Thursday evening in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, with no life lost. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the building, located at Nibo Street, has been under construction for over three years and had reached the roofing level. Chief Ogodo-Ali Nome, the Ebonyi State Commissioner for the Environment,...
Governor Okorocha makes minor cabinet reshuffle.

Governor Okorocha makes minor cabinet reshuffle.

Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha on Monday, July 18, 2016 carried out a minor cabinet reshuffle. Commissioner for Information, Strategy, Youths and Sports, Engineer Chidi Ibeh will head  the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, while Hon. Ifeanyi Ararume Junior takes charge at the Ministry of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and Internal Resources. The Commissioner for IGR...