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‘Obiano Is Just A Small Fry’ – Billionaire, Arthur Eze Blasts Governor
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‘Obiano Is Just A Small Fry’ – Billionaire, Arthur Eze Blasts Governor

Anambra oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, has vowed not to stop insisting that the state Governor, Willie Obiano, does the right thing.Eze spoke at his Ukpo home in the Dunikofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Sunday. He said “I’m not afraid of anybody. I have installed three African presidents. One of them gave me oil blocks in his country. I have assisted in enthroning many governors in Nigeria. “I have given a governorship candidate N10bn to assist him prosecute his election. I didn’t know the candidate from Adam. He just approached me and told me about himself and his people; I empthatised with him and gave him the money. “Obiano is just a small fry. Even this Obiano, I have given him financial assistance as a person and as a governor several times. I have no pe...
100-Foot Road: Anambra Government Reclaiming Erosion Site In Nnewi (Photos)
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100-Foot Road: Anambra Government Reclaiming Erosion Site In Nnewi (Photos)

100-Foot Road Nnewi was one of the major entrance to Nkwo Nnewi, a market that have an estimated annual turnover of $1billion, before it was seriously affected by erosion which swallowed the road, residential and commercial buildings. While it may be a surprise to many, the erosion started way-back in the 1970s and only got worsened last year. The visit of His Excellency, which was primarily to ascertain the pace of work, afforded me the opportunity to express my appreciation to the Governor for acting promptly by engaging the services of an International Reputable Construction Company, Infrastructure Development Company (IDC), for the reclamation of 100-Foot Road Nnewi Erosion Site. It will be recalled that one of the first motion I moved after I was sworn in as the Lawmaker repre...
Obiano Orders Compulsory Use Of Face Masks As Workers Resume Monday
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Obiano Orders Compulsory Use Of Face Masks As Workers Resume Monday

Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has ordered civil and public servants in the state, including primary and secondary school teachers to resume work on Monday, May 4th, 2020. The announcement was contained in a statement signed by Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to Anambra State Government. He stated that pupils and students should still remain at home and follow Anambra Teaching On Air through state-owned media outfit, ABS radio, TV and online platforms. According to the statement, all workers in the state, and indeed all residents should procure protective face masks as this is now compulsory in Anambra State.
Obiano Directs Anambra Teachers To Resume On Monday
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Obiano Directs Anambra Teachers To Resume On Monday

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has directed all workers in the state to resume work on Monday, May 4. The workers were ordered home by the state government about a month ago as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, obtained by our correspondent on Thursday, the workers were asked to be on their duty posts on Monday. The statement included teachers amongst the category of workers that would resume work on Monday but stressed that primary and secondary school pupils in the area would remain at home. The statement read in part, “The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has directed that civil and public servants in the state, including primary and secondary school teache...
MURIC Tasks Obiano On Muslims In Anambra
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MURIC Tasks Obiano On Muslims In Anambra

The governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Sunday 26th April, 2020, gave guidelines to the state’s residents regarding the relaxation of lockdown in the state. However, an Islamic human rights association has criticized the governor for focusing on Christians and church attendance protocol during lockdown in the state to the detriment of his Muslim subjects. This was contained in a press statement circulated on Wednesday 29th April, 2020 by the group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. “We are bemused by the one-sided statement accredited to the governor of Anambra State on his advisory to residents of the state on easing the lockdown. He kept referring to churches and church leaders thereby giving the impression that he only recognizes Christianity in his state. “Obiano...
Obiano Relaxes Lockdown In Anambra, Asks Churches To Resume Activities
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Obiano Relaxes Lockdown In Anambra, Asks Churches To Resume Activities

The Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has relaxed the lockdown on the state and has asked churches to commence full activities, MCI reports. The governor stated this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Saturday evening. Before the Saturday broadcast, church activities had been restricted for 14 days as one of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But on Saturday, Obiano asked the churches to resume full service, stating that the worshipers must wear face masks and observe the World Health Organisation’s guidelines about the pandemic during worship. He listed the protocol to include regular hand washing, avoiding handshakes, application of hand sanitizers, and social distancing. The Governor announced that movements around the state were not...
Pope Francis Honours Willie Obiano With Knight Title (Photos)
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Pope Francis Honours Willie Obiano With Knight Title (Photos)

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano and his family met with Pope Francis who honored him with a Knight title. Announcing it on his Facebook page, Governor Obiano shared photos and wrote: "Yesterday, I was bestowed with a special honour by His Holiness, Pope Francis as a Knight Commander of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great (KCSG) at the Vatican."  
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10 Billionaires Eye Anambra 2021 Governorship Election

For politicians in Anambra State, including the incumbent, Chief Willie Obiano, it is almost as if the governorship election slated for November 2021 would hold tomorrow. Across the major political parties, stakeholders are busy working round the clock regarding who to support as well as mobilizing their associates and foot soldiers. Already two major issues, namely zoning and godfathering, are gaining prominence in the various conversations about the essential qualities of Governor Obiano’s prospective successor in two years’ time. In November 21, 2017, against all odds, the incumbent governor was re-elected for a second term. But the irony of what is currently playing out in the state is that most of those who contested against Obiano even in 2003 are still in the field sear...
Anambra State Govt Debunks Media Report on Evil Spirit in Govt House Awka
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Anambra State Govt Debunks Media Report on Evil Spirit in Govt House Awka

Our attention has been drawn to the false and malicious report in the media attributed to the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, claiming that evil spirits had invaded Government House, Awka. That report is totally untrue, mischievous and misleading. It should therefore be ignored by the general public. The first thing to note is that Governor Obiano was not anywhere near the venue of the Prayer Rally event where the report claimed the statement was made. The second thing is that investigation has shown that the comment is a mischievous interpretation of a prayer point raised by Rt Rev. Prosper Amah of Ogbaru Diocese of the Anglican Communion while praying against the challenges facing the nation in general and Anambra State in particular with referenc...
There Are Evil Spirits In Anambra Government House – Governor Obiano
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There Are Evil Spirits In Anambra Government House – Governor Obiano

Willie Obiano, on Saturday, admitted the presence of evil spirits in the Government House. The governor made the statement at the Province of the Niger, Anglican Prayer Rally of Anambra State (APRAS) 2019, with the theme “The Righteous shall Flourish like Palm Tree”, held at the Dr. Alex Ekwueme square, Awka Anambra state. Obiano, who spoke through the secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwubelu said there are evil spirits in the state house. The governor, who was reacting to the ministration of Bishop of Ogbaru, RT. Rev. Prosper Amah, who said there were evil spirits in the society, said there were also evil spirits in the government house, that come and go. Obiano urged the church to pray for the evil spirits to leave the government house permanently, so that governmen...
Pictures As South East Governors Meet To Discuss Security And Airport Closure
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Pictures As South East Governors Meet To Discuss Security And Airport Closure

The expanded meeting of the South-East Governors Forum commences at the Government House, Enugu, with Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, David Umahi of Ebonyi State/Chairman of the Forum, Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State and Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, in attendance. The meeting which has issues of security and closure of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, high on the agenda, also has the following in attendance: The Minister of Aviation, Hon. Hadi Sirika; the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, represented by the GOC, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. Abubakar Maikobi; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, represented by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Comma...
Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu: Obiano Petitions FG Over Death In South Africa
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Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu: Obiano Petitions FG Over Death In South Africa

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has appealed to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, to task the South African police to unravel the murder of a Nigerian woman, Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu. Mrs Ndubuisi-Chukwu died on June 13 at Kempton Park, Gauteng Province. She was said to be the Deputy Director-General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN). She was in South Africa to attend the conference of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO). She was later found dead in her room at Emperor’s Palace Casino, Hotel and Convention Centre, Johannesburg. Her death has sparked controversy on social media after a report dated June 27, 2019 and signed by the Director-General of the Department of Health, Republic of South Africa, stated ...
Insecurity: FG Moves To Ban Almajiri System
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Insecurity: FG Moves To Ban Almajiri System

The NSA disclosed this during a joint press briefing on the outcome of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja. The federal government is considering proscribing the Almajiri system to address the rising insecurity in the country, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has said. Monguno briefed journalists alongside the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintri, Anambra, Willie Obiano and Ondo Rotimi Akeredolu. Monguno said: “It is very important to proscribe certain groups ultimately running around under the guise of maybe getting some kind of education that is not really formal and then begin to cause a lot of problems for society. “Ultimately, gover...
APGA dissolves board of trustees
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APGA dissolves board of trustees

THE National Executive Committee, NEC, of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, has dissolved its Board of Trustees, BoT. The dissolution was unanimously adopted by the members of NEC during its meeting at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, on May 14. The meeting involved all members of the National Working Committee, state chairmen and secretaries across the nation, Federal Capital Territory, FCT; National Woman Leader, elected party members in Anambra, Abia and Taraba states. The BoT members had served the party for four years. National Secretary of the party and former Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, while reading the communiqué, said new members would be nominated before the forthcoming national convention, scheduled for May 31. Maku noted that ward congresses wou...
APGA rejects results, calls for removal of Zamfara REC, CP
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APGA rejects results, calls for removal of Zamfara REC, CP

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, has rejected the outcome of the February 23, National Assembly election results announced in the state. From Right: National chairman of APGA Chief Victor Oye, Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano, and Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke. He said the election was not free, fair, transparent, violence free and acceptable, as it was full of irregularities,  threat to life, intimidation, harassment by hoodlums, security agents, vigilante group, All Progressives Congress, APC, Youth Leader,  who led thugs to disrupt election in Gusau with the aid of security agents Shinkafi said in a statement: “The outcome of the just concluded National Assembly election, to us in APGA, is...
Buhari Has Done Well For South East, South South – Obiano
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Buhari Has Done Well For South East, South South – Obiano

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the progress of work on the construction of the second Niger Bridge. He said the President had done well for the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones. Obiano stated this during an inspection visit of the project in Onitsha, Anambra State. He expressed satisfaction with the standard and pace of work on the project. The governor said he was confident that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari would deliver on the job as scheduled. He noted that the bridge, when completed, would not only boost the economic activities of the South-East and South-South but that of the country at large. Obiano said, “I have no choice but to praise President Muhammadu Buhari for his...
Obiano Wins Nigeria Presidency Award, As Most Outstanding Governor On Workers Welfare
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Obiano Wins Nigeria Presidency Award, As Most Outstanding Governor On Workers Welfare

THE Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano has won the award of Most Outstanding Governor On Workers Welfare. The award, part of the 2018 Nigeria Public Sector Summit and Awards is being organised by the Office of the Secretary to the Federal Government (The Presidency) in collaboration with the House of Representatives Committee on Governmental Affairs. The award confirmation letter from the organisers said Governor Obiano is being recognised for his “labour friendly policies, prompt payment of wages and salaries, as well as a commitment to human capital development.” The award proper will hold on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja. Reacting to this, the state Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Jerry N...
US Court Dismisses Biafra Suit Against Nigerian Government
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US Court Dismisses Biafra Suit Against Nigerian Government

A District of Columbia (DC) Court in the United States (U.S.), has dismissed the suit filed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against the Federal Government and 15 others seeking millions of dollars compensation. The group, through its plaintiff, Godson M. Nnaka and his lawyers, is also seeking payment of 40 per cent of the $550 million Abacha loot. Respondents in the suit are the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Director General of the State Security Service (SSS), Lawal Daura, former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase and his successor, Ibrahim Idris. Others are governors of Abia and Anambra states, Okezie Ikpeazu and Willie Obiano. IPOB had filed the case against the defendants in the U.S. court, alleging rights violation, torture ...
Chairman Of Anambra East LGA, Pius Ifeadi Allegedly Beats Up Worker For Whistle Blowing
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Chairman Of Anambra East LGA, Pius Ifeadi Allegedly Beats Up Worker For Whistle Blowing

The Chairman of Anambra East LGA, Pius Ifeadi has allegedly beaten up the Head of Local Government Administration of the area, Chike Obuekwe, for raising the alarm over diversion of the council’s funds. .Obuekwe was beaten up after he wrote a memo to the council chairman to draw his attention to what he called massive corruption and diversion of funds in the council. . Ifeadi, known as governor Willie Obiano’s political son, did not take the revelation lightly. “He invited Obuekwe to his office and attacked him physically, using his shoes and other instruments available, leaving him wounded, particularly in his head,” a source revealed. . A petition to the Nigerian Police Commissioner, Anambra state command, by Obuekwe’s Lawyer, Gab Muoneke Esq, narrated how Obuekwe was molested for ...
Anambra Approves N27.4m For Measles Vaccination
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Anambra Approves N27.4m For Measles Vaccination

The Anambra Government says it has approved the release of N27.4 million for the 2018 measles vaccination campaign. The Head of Department, Immunisation and Disease Control, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Nnamdi Uliagbafusi, disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday in Awka. Uliagbafusi explained that the briefing was part of preparation for the forthcoming measles vaccination campaign in the state. “The campaign would run from March 8 to March 13 in Anambra Central and South Senatorial zones, while Anambra North zone would run from March 15 to March 20,’’ he said. The official said the exercise was to boost immunity of children from nine to 59 months against measles. “The campaign is also for children not immunised in their ninth month. “Children can...
Anambra Govt Moves Against Buildings Under Electricity Transmission Lines
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Anambra Govt Moves Against Buildings Under Electricity Transmission Lines

Anambra State Government on Thursday said it would demolish all buildings under high tension electricity transmission lines in the state. Mr Mike Okonkwo, the Managing Director of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA), made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka. NAN reports that most of the popular leisure outfits at Abakaliki Street and Amaudo near Aroma Feeds are situated under the high tension power line. Okonkwo said the Federal Government had already written Gov. Willie Obiano of the state to check unwholesome human activities around the high tension lines. He said that it was worrisome that people decided to encroach on the spaces under high tension lines because of its cost-free nature. The ACTDA boss noted that th...
IPOB, Obiano Mourn Achuzia, Console Family, Deltans
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IPOB, Obiano Mourn Achuzia, Console Family, Deltans

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano have expressed shock at the death of Col Joseph Achuzia, who was reported dead on Monday morning. IPOB in a press statement signed by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful lamented the loss, describing Achuzia who was known both as Hannibal and Air raid expert, during the Nigeria/Biafra war as one of those who saved Igbos from being entirely wiped out. Part of the statement by IPOB read, “With deep sense of loss and sorrow the entire family and leadership of IPOB join the immediate family members, relatives and Biafrans both home and abroad to commiserate over the sudden demise of our icon, hero and great Biafran warrior of our time Chief (Col) Joe Achuzia. “Hannibal and Air Raid a...
Obiano Reveals What Will Happen To Corrupt Officials In Anambra
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Obiano Reveals What Will Happen To Corrupt Officials In Anambra

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has vowed to personally ensure that any corrupt government official in his government end up behind the bar. Obiano gave the warning during the state executive council meeting in Awka. Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr Oliver Okpala, the governor said any government appointee, including commissioners and civil servants, found to be involved in any shady deal would be made to face the full weight of the law. He said: “My administration will embark on a lot of projects that will impact positively on the lives of the people and any member of the work force found wanting in the discharge of his duties in the course of the implementation of the development agenda will be handed over to anti corruption agencies “Thoroug...
Obigwe Warns Oyegun: APGA Not APC Will Capture Southeast In 2019
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Obigwe Warns Oyegun: APGA Not APC Will Capture Southeast In 2019

National Coordinator APGA Media Warriors Forum, Evang Chinedu Obigwe has subscribed to Governor Willie Obiano’s stand that All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, will sweep the entire south-eastern region coming 2019 general election, describing All Progressives Congress, APC plan to capture same southeast as a dream that will never come through. Obigwe made this known to newsmen in a press release he issued on Wednesday Morning. According to him, “APC plan to capture Southeast coming 2019 election is a dream of a lazy and poverty-stricken person who sees himself eating a well cooked and garnished rice”, he said. Reacting to a statement credited to the APC National Chairman, Chief Odigie Oyegun on the reason why APC and its preferred candidate, Dr. Tony Nwoye lost in the November 1...
The Innoson Saga: Why Local Manufacturers Must Be Encouraged, By Uju Obii-Obioha
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The Innoson Saga: Why Local Manufacturers Must Be Encouraged, By Uju Obii-Obioha

The present administration has been talking a lot about decreasing Nigeria’s reliance on imported goods and coming up with policies to encourage and increase local manufacturing. The goal is that if we focus more on local manufacturing, we will start exporting more, therefore increasing foreign exchange earnings for the country. It is a sensible plan/policy to embark on but the recent issue between Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Company and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) makes one wonder how serious the administration is about encouraging local manufacturing. Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) company and Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) had a disagreement over a loan and the issue was taken to court as a civil matter, therefore the EFCC had no business interfering in thei...
RTEAN Wants Governor Obiano To Check Activities Of Illegal Revenue Collectors
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RTEAN Wants Governor Obiano To Check Activities Of Illegal Revenue Collectors

Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has been urged to check the activities of illegal revenue collectors in the state, who are allegedly still collecting revenues that he personally directed should be stopped. The call was made by members of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, Anambra chapter, who alleged that “in spite of Governor Obiano’s directive against illegal collection of revenue, the molestation and intimidation of motorists by illegal revenue collectors had continued without recourse to the governors directive and order.” Addressing newsmen in Onitsha, after their meeting, State chairman of RTEAN, Mr Celestine Anere, appealed to Anambra government to state the exact levy for commercial bus drivers to avoid ongoing extortion of their members by fake reve...
Over N100m Goods Destroyed In Onitsha Market Fire
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Over N100m Goods Destroyed In Onitsha Market Fire

It was another dark day in Onitsha, Anambra State, yesterday, as fire gutted the bridge head market of the Association of Medical and Pharmaceutical Products Dealers Onitsha AMPPDO. In the process, goods worth over 100 million naira were destroyed. The fire incident was said to have started at about 6am, at the Redemption Line of the market. A source said it would have gutted the whole market, but for the timely intervention of the men of Fire Service from Onitsha Main market and Building Materials Market, Ogidi, invited by the leadership of the market. When The Nation visited the market yesterday after the incident about 12 noon, members of the executive of AMPPDO were still ruminating over the incident. Also, the affected shop owners were clearing their shops of the rubbles left by ...
Yul Edochie Dumps DPC For APGA In Anambra
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Yul Edochie Dumps DPC For APGA In Anambra

Nollywood actor turned politician Yul Edochie has joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). Edochie was the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) candidate in the Anambra governorship election which held in November. The movie star from Nteje village in Oyi local government area of Anambra secured only 145 votes in the poll. Announcing his defection to APGA on Instagram, Edochie shared a picture of himself and Anambra governor Willie Obiano, whom he said, “welcomed me into the APGA family”. He wrote: “So yesterday my state governor His Excellency Chief Dr. Willie Obiano (Akpokue Dike) congratulated me for being brave enough to run for Governor at 35yrs old, for running the race till the end and for being a worthy ambassador to Anambra/Nigerian youths. He officially welcome...
2019: Join APGA Or Be Sacked – Governor Obiano Tells Southeast Governors
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2019: Join APGA Or Be Sacked – Governor Obiano Tells Southeast Governors

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Thursday described the All Progressives Grand Alliance as the “South-East hurricane.” He asked the governors in the South-East geopolitical zone to join APGA now if they would wish to be re-elected in the 2019 general elections. Obiano stated this at the Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, the Anambra State capital, during a function tagged, “Victory Rally/Commencement of Anambra Central Senatorial District Rerun Campaign.” He said many serving senators and House of Representatives’ members from the geopolitical zone had approached him to join APGA. Describing APGA as the Igbo philosophy and identity, Obiano added, “What we are telling everybody now is to join APGA within a reasonable time to be able to get the chance to contest electi...
Anambra Central: APGA Shuns Court Order, Flags Off Campaign
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Anambra Central: APGA Shuns Court Order, Flags Off Campaign

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Thursday ignored the Federal High Court, Abuja which ordered the immediate swearing in of Dr Obiorah Okonkwo of the PDP. This is as it had flagged off its campaigns for the rerun election of Anambra central Senatorial district, scheduled for 13th January 2018. The hugely attended rally was also tagged victory rally to celebrate the recent victory of the governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano in the just concluded governorship election. Chief Victor Umeh, the candidate of the APGA for the rerun election who addressed party supporters assured that the rerun election would hold. He said the judgement was a ridiculous one, especially coming from a High Court in a matter that had been settled by the Supreme Court. “I want to assure y...
Is Governor Rochas Okorocha Looking Beyond APC?
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Is Governor Rochas Okorocha Looking Beyond APC?

Keeping a weekly column such as this can be quite exerting; but the otherwise tedious task of getting a topic to write on is often simplified, thanks to readers who make different suggestions every week. For today’s piece i am indebted to my friend, Jide, whose several calls during the week left me with no clear answer to a question which serves as today’s topic. The first issue Jide raised concerned some statements credited to Lai Mohammed, APC’s former spokesman and current minister of information. Lai was reported to have said that President Muhammadu Buhari was under some temptation to rig last week’s Anambra governorship election but fortunately the President opted to act as a statesman hence he ordered the reinstatement of Governor Willie Obiano’s security personnel that had be...
I’ve No Plan To Leave APGA – Governor Obiano
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I’ve No Plan To Leave APGA – Governor Obiano

Re-elected governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has said contrary to speculations he has no plans to dump his party, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Obiano was at the presidential villa in Abuja Friday on appreciation visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, for keeping to his word and allowing a free and fair gubernatorial poll in Anambra. He told State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa that he would never dump APGA, dismissing as inconsequential the defection from APGA to APC of Emeka Ojukwu Jnr, the first son of late hero and former leader of the party, Odumegwu Ojukwu. The governor who said he has extended hand of fellowship to his opponents to work join hands with him to turn the fortunes of Anambra sa...
Anambra Guber: Governor Obiano Receives Certificate Of Return
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Anambra Guber: Governor Obiano Receives Certificate Of Return

Re-elected governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following his victory in the Saturday’s governorship poll. The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, handed over the certificate of return to Obiano at INEC’s headquarters in Awka, the state cdapital.. Presidenting the certificate to Obiano, the state REC urged the re-elected governor to live up to expectations and continue to develop the state. In attendance were Obiano’s wife, the Deputy Governor; Dr Nkem Okeke, and many of his supporters and top officials. Also present were the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and Chairman of the Willie Obiano Re-election Committee, Victo...
Yul Edochie Congratulates Anambra Governor Willie Obiano
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Yul Edochie Congratulates Anambra Governor Willie Obiano

Nollywood actor and candidate in the just concluded gubernatorial election in Anambra Yul Edochie has congratulated incumbent governor Willie Obiano on his win. Edochie, in a post on his Instagram, also asked his supporters to keep working for the progress of the state. He wrote: Congratulations to Governor Willie Obiano on his victory at the polls. And to all my supporters, I thank you. Let us keep the spirit high and continue to work tirelessly and selflessly for the progress of our state and country. God bless you all.
BREAKING: Willie Obiano Wins Anambra Governorship Election
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BREAKING: Willie Obiano Wins Anambra Governorship Election

Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Willie Obiano has won the Anambra governorship election. Obiano won in all the 21 local government areas of the state with a total of about 234,071 votes. Coming second behind him was the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Tony Nwoye. Oseloka Obaze of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) emerged third. APGA National Youth Leader, Chuks Nwoga, has described the election as being free and fair. “It was a peaceful process even in the face of threats by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to boycott the election though there were few cases of violence. INEC did a good job, you can’t get a completely perfect process. In some places material didn’t come on time but the election is fair,” Mr. Nwoga said. “People came out ...
Anambra Guber: Police Commissioner, Deputy Redeployed
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Anambra Guber: Police Commissioner, Deputy Redeployed

The Nigeria Police on Tuesday redeployed the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Umar Abubakar, and his deputy, Mike Okoli, as part of preparations for Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Mr. Okoli who spoke on Saturday said he and the commissioner were asked to leave the state on Tuesday. “I’m not in Anambra State right now. The commissioner of police and I were asked to step aside. We were asked to leave on Tuesday, and we left. As I speak, I am in Abuja,” Okoli said in a telephone chat. Pressed further to reveal who was currently in charge of police affairs in the state, Mr. Okoli said he was not in a position to know who was sent to take charge in their absence. With a record 37 candidates in the epic gubernatorial race, Anambra State elections has been greeted...
Anambra Guber: DPC’s Yul Edoche Denies Stepping Down
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Anambra Guber: DPC’s Yul Edoche Denies Stepping Down

Yul, son of veteran Nollywood actor Pet Edochie, has denied stepping down from the governorship election holding in Anambra State today. Edochie is contesting for the governorship seat on the platform of the Democratic Peoples Congress, DPC. Reports had it last night that the youthful actor, turned-politician, reportedly stepped down for the incumbent and All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate, Willie Obiano. The singer asked his supporters to disregard the story, stating that he is still in the race. He tweeted, “I did not step down. I’m in the race fully. Ignore their rumours and come out today let us vote the politicians out and protect our future. Vote DPC. Vote Yul Edochie for Governor of Anambra State. “Our mumu don do. We do not need politicians any more. We need f...
Governor Wike Calls For Prayers For Nigeria’s Stability
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Governor Wike Calls For Prayers For Nigeria’s Stability

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that unless God intervenes in the situation of Nigeria, the country would slide further into developmental stagnation. The governor stated that Nigeria required special prayers to ensure that it remains stable, despite the refusal of some top government officials to respect the rule of law. Wike spoke yesterday, during a courtesy visit by members of the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship at the Government House Port Harcourt. He said leaders should fear God and respect the rule of law in the interest of the country. The governor noted that the withdrawal of the security details of the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, indicated a fundamental problem of lawlessness under the present dispensation. He said: “If we don’t seek...
Anambra guber: PDP Urges INEC, Security Agencies To Be Neutral
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Anambra guber: PDP Urges INEC, Security Agencies To Be Neutral

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to be neutral in the conduct of Anambra governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday. PDP, in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of its National Caretaker Committee, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, said it was fully prepared and ready for the election. The party described Saturday’s governorship election as a litmus test for INEC and the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). “INEC and all security agencies deployed for the election must remain neutral and unbiased before, during and after the election. “We insist that this election in Anambra and others henceforth must be free, fair, credible and transparent. Anything short of these will no...
Anambra Guber: Governor Obiano Gets 221 Police Officers
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Anambra Guber: Governor Obiano Gets 221 Police Officers

The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday said that 221 police officers were attached to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra for his personal and office protection. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Obiano had alleged the withdrawal of his Aide-De-Camp (ADC). A statement by the Force spokesman, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, said that the personnel comprised of one ADC, one CSO, one Unit Commander from 45 Police Mobile Force (PMF), one Administration Officer, to administer the Police Personnel. Others are: 43 Personnel of PMF, from 29 PMF and 54 PMF, 62 personnel of PMF from 45 PMF, 46 Personnel of Special Protection Unit (SPU) and 66 Personnel of Conventional Police Men. Moshood said that police personnel attached to Obiano were more than the strength of some Police Area Commands in some...
Anambra Guber: Governor Obiano’s Security Aides ​Reinstatement Directive An Afterthought – Ayodele Fayose
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Anambra Guber: Governor Obiano’s Security Aides ​Reinstatement Directive An Afterthought – Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has condemned the ​earlier ​withdrawal of Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano’s security aides, describing the ​reinstatement directive by President Muhammadu Buhari as an afterthought. The governor, who said the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, could not have carried out such illegal act aimed at exposing Obiano to danger without the knowledge of the President, noted that; “For Nigerians to believe that the President was not aware, he must sanction the IGP for disrespecting his office.” Buhari yesterday directed the re​storation​ of ​Obiano’s guards aides after the governor personally complained ​made a case to him. Before departing Awka, Buhari directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Joshak Habila to en...
APC Chides Governor Obiano For Instigating Traditional Rulers To Boycott President Buhari
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APC Chides Governor Obiano For Instigating Traditional Rulers To Boycott President Buhari

The Anambra State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has descended on Governor Willie Obiano for sabotaging a rare opportunity for the State to seek redress to varying issues of neglect by instigating the leadership of the Anambra State Council of Traditional Rulers to boycott the President who is currently in Awka for the grand finale of the APC governorship campaign. A statement by the State Chairman of the Party, Bar. Emeka Ibeh, today in Awka, said it was very unfortunate and regrettable that Governor Obiano has denied Ndi-Anambra a huge opportunity to interact with the President “in our very home, relaxed enough to ask critical questions on issues affecting Ndigbo.” According to Ibeh, the iternary of the President includes meeting with the State Traditional Rulers le...
Senate Orders IG Of Police To Restore Obiano’s Security
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Senate Orders IG Of Police To Restore Obiano’s Security

The Senate on Wednesday asked the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to restore the security aides of the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, with immediate effect. Obiano had on Tuesday raised the alarm that his security aides have been withdrawn ahead of the governorship election in Anambra State. The election holds on Saturday, November 18. At the resumption of Senate plenary on Wednesday, Senator Abiodun Olujinmi, raised a point of order over the matter in Anambra State. She condemned removal of the security of a sitting governor, saying such not only exposes Obiano to attacks, it also portends grave danger for democracy. Idris yesterday confirmed that he authorized the withdrawal of the Aide Camp (ADC) to Obiano. Idris spoke during Election Stakeholders’ Forum org...
Anambra Guber: I’m No Longer Safe – Governor Obiano
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Anambra Guber: I’m No Longer Safe – Governor Obiano

Less than four days to the Anambra State governorship election, the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has raised the alarm that his life is in danger. He stated this yesterday that he had been stripped of all his security aides. As a result of this development Governor Obiano said he was no longer comfortable contesting the November 18 governorship poll in the state. He said the withdrawal of his security details was ominous, as it had exposed his life to eminent threat. Obiano stated this in Awka during an election stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He described the act as unacceptable and dangerous. He demanded for the return of his security details in order not to constitute further threats capable of overheating...
APGA Has Lost Its Vision, Objectives – Sylvester Nwobu-Alor
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APGA Has Lost Its Vision, Objectives – Sylvester Nwobu-Alor

A founding member of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, and National Co-ordinator of APGA Stakeholders Forum, Chief Sylvester Nwobu-Alor, has decried the alleged erosion of the ideals of the party’s founding fathers. Nwobu-Alor said APGA, as presently constituted, is faltering. In a statement, the APGA chieftain said the apparent internal intrigues and external dysfunctions currently would lead to the party’s extinction. Nwobu-Alor, a former lawmaker in the Second Republic, noted that APGA was initially structured to be a national party with an Igbo base. He, however, insisted that restructuring and repositioning is what APGA now desperately needed even as he called for the equitable sharing of the party’s offices. The APGA chieftain lamented that the state governor, Chie...
Professionals Venturing Into Politics simply To Steal Money – Ex-Minister Chinedu Nebo
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Professionals Venturing Into Politics simply To Steal Money – Ex-Minister Chinedu Nebo

Former Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo, yesterday in Awka urged professionals in various fields to shun politics and concentrate in their areas of specialties, arguing that the clamour for politics by the professionals was killing knowledge in the country. Nebo spoke during a prayer session organized by the Anglican Church at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, for a successful governorship election in the state. He said: “When some of my friends, especially the professionals among them, who had spent so much time acquiring knowledge in their various fields come to tell me of their political ambitions, I tell most of them that their aim for venturing into politics is simply to steal money.” According to him, one must not be a politician to contribute his quota towards nation-...