Thursday, April 15, 2021

Grassroots Development: VAOP Commends Minority Leader, Elumelu On Capacity Building For LGC Officials

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

The Leadership of Voice of Aniocha/Oshimili People (VAOP) has commended the Leadership training development initiative of the Minority Leader, Rt. Hon Ndudi Elumelu held yesterday in Abuja, Gotni Leadership Training Development Centre concluded its two days sponsored LGAs Capacity Building Training Program in two batches for Local Government officials in Aniocha/ Oshimili Federal Constituency.
The group in a press statement signed by its National President, Comrade Sir Bieni Victor Emenike today which was made available to newsmen by the group's Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Ojete Joseph in Asaba, Delta State capital applauded the initiative sponsored by Rt. Hon Ndudi Elumelu.

The development Activist cum Journalist then urged the Local Government officials to use the knowledge gained during the Executive-Legislative Capacity Building (ELCB) training program to impact on the grassroots populace for socio-economic, or sustainable development of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, Anioma Nation, Delta State, and Nigeria in general.

He noted further that apart from other Eumelu's numerous achievements in 2019, 2020 in office, that the Federal lawmaker has in this month of April 2021 recorded another landmark achievement in office.

He added that the Minority Leader's April 9th - 14th ELCB Training program of the
Executive and Legislative Arms of the third tier of Government (4 Local Government Areas Council Officials- Local Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, and all the Councillors in the four Local Government Council of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency) will no doubt, yield best positive results on grassroots capacity political development Council officials, promotion of grassroots development in the localities, selfless service to humanity, effective and efficient representation of the masses by their leaders.

Also promote purposeful leadership, citizens to enjoy the dividends of democracy, in fulfilment of Elumelus campaign promises as well as in fulfilment of stronger Delta agenda of PDP's, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's administration

The press Statement reads in part: " We are glad to hear of your capacity building training program organized in Abuja to strengthen leadership knowledge of our grassroots politicians, Local Government officials in our Federal Constituency. You have done great in this year 2021. We urge you to continue to do more for the citizens".

" We urge all our Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, and Councillors to use the knowledge gained in Leadership and administration; in the areas of Productivity and team work, Redefining leadership, Leadership and dynamics, networking for results, Why Leaders Fail, politics and pursuit of legacy, and others, to bring more development, promote more creative ideas for socio-economic growth and development of our localities as well as consequent achievement of Local Government Autonomy".

"It is expected that every elected or appointees of Government. Be it Federal, State or Local Government should make it mandatory towards Supporting Governor Okowa's stronger Delta agenda on prosperity for all Deltans, especially in Aniocha/ Oshimili Federal Constituency".

"We Commend Elumelu's past achievements in the area of business development for the youths, women, infrastructural development, human capital development, employment and empowerment of the citizens in Aniocha/ Oshimili Federal Constituency. We urge you to do more for the people in this year 2021 for Socio-economic Development of the grassroots populace".

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

2023: Diasporan Nigerians Enjoined Citizens, Youths To Support ADC Party To Rescue Nigeria

The Leader of Diasporan Nigerian Network, and Deputy National Chairman, African Democratic Congress-Diaspora Engagement (ADC-DN), Hon. Kenneth Chibuogwu Gbandi has called on Nigerians and the Youths to join what it called, project “Rescue Nigeria Mission” and to be part of the ADC transformation journey to salvage Nigeria from bad governance.

The Deputy National Chairman of ADC (Diaspora Network), Hon. Kenneth Gbandi, who made the call during a World Press Conference on Monday in Abuja, on the state of the nation said the restoration of the glory of Nigeria is a patriotic and sacred duty and a must pledge to undertake.

“This administration has failed Nigerians on too many unkept promises; Naira is not one dollar as promised; and electricity we were told will be fixed in two years by any serious Government; the issue of insecurity, we were promised will be history; Kidnapping has become a regular business in Nigeria today; increase in price of fuel; freedom of expression has been under assault while corruption is almost near legalization today; and youth unemployment is at catastrophic level with the 2nd highest unemployment rate anywhere in the world today. We have indeed become the poverty capital of the world in all ramification, while our legislators are enjoying jumbo salaries and opposition have been intimated into total submission or threatened with state apparatus, unless decamped to clueless partiesty. Our glorious standing in the the days of Balewas, the Ziks and Awos has turned into a nightmare and the once Green Passport, the pride of Africa is hunted like the most wanted fugitive World over today”.

He said the youths are not alone in the national assault and disgrace, as according to him, the Diaspora were recently informed by the Deputy Speaker, that the Diaspora have no right to mess in the issues of Nigeria that is affecting them.

Hon. Gbandi lamented that the Diaspora have been told that they have no business with voting in Nigerian election.

“The Diaspora have been informed they have no business requesting the Constitution of Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). We are however reminded daily, of the need to bring huge investment into the country and encourage us to double our huge remittance that kept Nigeria from bankruptcy”, he noted.

"Most of Nigerians in Diaspora are of the opinion that APC Government under the leadership of President Muhamadu Buhari has failed Nigeria woefully, as the coalition of many Diaspora Organizations and prominent Nigerians came together to say enough is enough and it is time to rescue Nigeria from political corruption, criminal insurgency, kidnapping, terrorism, poverty, unemployment, and dearth of infrastructure among others".

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Gbandi Exemplifies "Words And Action" - ADC National Chairman, Ambassador Dr Nwosu

..... Akwukwu-Igbo Traditional Ruler, HRM, Obi Dr. David Azuka, Oshimili North, Deltans Applauds Gbandi's Appointment
....As Delta ADC Leadership, Prince Joe Chukwu, Others Welcomes An Illustrious Son At His Ancestral Home, Akwukwu-Igbo, ONLGA, Delta State.
...Gbandi Says Charity begins At Home, Commends Party BOT, NWC, NEC, Delta ADC, ONLG, Deltans For their love.
..... Applauds APGA Decampees in ONLGA, Delta State in Grandstyle.

By Victor Bieni, Akwukwu-Igbo, ONLGA Delta State

The National Chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC) Nigeria, Ambassador Dr Raph Okey Nwosu has described Hon. Kenneth Chibuogwu Gbandi, Immediate Past NIDOE President, Nigerians in Diaspora, Continental Europe, and Deputy National Chairman, ADC-Diaspora Engagement as a man with exceptional leadership style of doing and taking effective actions, that is, "action speaks louder than words".
Ambassador Dr. Okey Nwosu made this disclosure yesterday at Akwukwu-Igbo town hall Oshimili North LGA Delta State as Delta State ADC leadership welcomes one of the Illustrious son of Anioma Nation, Delta State, Hon. Kenneth Chibuogwu Gbandi in his home town to celebrate his new appointment as the Deputy National Chairman ADC-Diaspora Engagement.
Hon. Gbandi, a German based development consultant was welcomed by the leadership of Delta ADC, Deltans in his home town at Akwukwu-Igbo, the Headquarters of Oshimili North LGA Delta State. With his appointment, he is automatically the Continental leaders of the party in the Diaspora (ADC-DN) to support the National Chairman of ADC towards creating a grassroots Organization which the party stands since its first formation since 2005, renaming and consequent registration, and recognition as one of 18 political parties in Nigeria and as the third largest political parties in Nigeria.
Akwukwu-Igbo as a Community is the pride of Anioma Nation in terms of its cultural renaissance. Prior to the occasion, Gbandi paid an advocacy visit to HRM, Obi Dr David Azuka, the Obi of Akwukwu-Igbo Town, Oshimili North LGA, Delta State and Chief IK Iwegbu, the PG of Akwukwu Igbo ADU to announce his new appointment to the Monarch and seek his blessings before resumption even as the Monarch commended the gesture and blessed him.
Some of the ADC party leaders, Oshimili North LGA People, Deltans, that graced the occasion as dignitaries included amongst others: Hon.The ADC Deputy National Chairman, Diaspora Engagement, Hon. Kenneth Chibuogwu Gbandi, the ADC National Vice Chairman, South-South, Hon. Festus Obinagbor, ADC State Chairman, Hon. Prince Joe Chukwu, State Woman Leader, Ella Obi, State Secretary, Pastor Prosper, State, State Vice Chairman, Delta North, Surv. Ozioko Sunday, Financial Secretary, Napoleon Eyebu, ADC Chairman Udu LGA, Peter Powpow, ADC IKa South LGA Chairman, Engr Austine Okolie, ADC Ughelli South LGA Chairman, Prince Johnson, ADC Oshimili North LGA Chairman, Angela Ajeh, different invited media Organizations were present, Akwukwu-Igbo Youths, Women, Deltans and over 500 decampees of All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA to ADC in Oshimili North LGA, Delta State.

The State Chairman, African Democratic Party ADC Delta State Chairman, Hon. Prince Joe Chukwu while describing Hon. Gbandi in that occassion as a grassroots political leader commended the ADC Deputy National Chairman, Diaspora Engagement, his technical, general Support and additional values to the party not only at the grassroots, in the state but also nationally and Internationally. He restates commitment on fairness, equity, justice, love and oneness to the new decampees led by the APGA former Chairman, Mr Joe. He assured them of ADC's plans to win big in 2023 and remains formidable in Nigeria's political affairs.

The Leader of the APGA decampees to ADC in Delta State, Mr Joe assured Delta ADC Leadership of their determination to work for the victory of the party in Delta in any elections, while Hon. Gbandi, a Youth advocate, development expert who is currently Supporting Delta Youths' on free training for Youths Business Development assured then of his Support towards the fulfilment of ADC party's stands in total inclusion for gender balancing, diaspora engagement, Youths development, Support for the people with disabilities, and vulnerable persons in the affairs of the party , State and governance.

The occasion which was a carnival-like event saw Delta ADC leaders, Party Chieftains, Stakeholders, Akwukwu-lgbo People, Oshimili North LGA People Deltans pouring encomiums to Hon. Gbandi, UNICAL graduate of Geography and Regional planning, CEO AGIC-Germany, one time Legislator in Germany, leader of over 6 Million Nigerians in Continental Europe, one of the leaders of Nigerians in Diaspora, a media guru, security expert and development Activist for his political virtues as he is always interested in developing the people and not contesting election in Nigeria.

Gbandi while commending the National Chairman of ADC Ambassador Dr Okey Nwosu thanked Deltans and Nigerians Stated that, "in the history of Nigerian politics, no political party has reserved key positions for Nigerian Diaspora". He commended the appointment of Nigerians Abroad by ADC into highest decision making organs of the party as the first of its kind in the political history of the nation even as he pledges more Commitment to the party as he is set to resume duty this Month at Nigeria's Federal capital territory, FCT, Abuja.

In the words of Ambassador Dr Okey Nwosu while describing Hon. Gbandi: " A new Nigeria is possible with Gbandi's Exemplary leadership. He has inspired other ADC-DN members globally, Diaspora Community, Nigerians, Deltans, Oshimili North LGA, Akwukwu-Igbo Community towards good values, selfless Service, Volunteerism, greater commitment, an epitome of public service culture and personality. Gbandi Arise and Shine for Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World".

Ethics & Values: We Will Soon Start To Arrest Fake Traditional Medicine Practitioners-Prof Jemico

...Group Leadership tasks Members on Integrity, Ethics And Values

...As Delta State Executives of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Visits Aniocha-South.

....Delta State Traditional Medicine Board set to kick-start tour for the 25 LGAs on herbal inspection.

By Victor Bieni, Ogwashi-Uku

Aniocha-South Chairman, African Traditional Medicine Practitioners, Delta State Chapter, Professor Jemico Okeleke has called on members of the group in Aniocha South to ensure that it upheld ethics of the profession to avoid being arrested by the Delta State herbal inspection officers.
Professor Jemico Okeleke made this disclosure during a meeting of the group in his premises at Ogwashi-Uku Aniocha South LGA on Saturday, 10th of April, 2021 when the Delta State Executives of Traditional Medicine Practitioners led by its Chairman, Dr. Odogwu Abilo visited the leadership, members in
Aniocha South LGA Chapter to inform them on the readiness of the management of Delta State Traditional Medicine Board to embark on tour of the 25 LGAs of the state by May 17th, 2021 on a herbal inspection.

Dr. Abilo during the visit urged Aniocha South LGA Chapter of the Association to ensure that they maintain the lead as the first Local Government Area to be visited next Month by May 17th to kick-start the inspection to other LGAs thereby ensuring that non- licenced, non- certified members are well sensitized to get their licences, certificates on the job from the appropriate authorities as practitioners to checkmate the influx of fake practitioners who are into extortion, exploitation, not real practitioners, or cannot be Indentified by the leadership in the locality.
Professor Jemico, former Delta State Herbal inspection Officer, while commending members in Aniocha South for massive turn out to the group's meeting stated that him alongside his Executives has toured round Aniocha South LGA to inform their members on the need to update their registration with Delta State Government, and other appropriate authorities to avoid arrest or sanction by the Association or Traditional Medicine Board and to ensure compliance to the ethics and values of the Profession.
Speaking further, The group's Vice Chairman in Aniocha South, Dr. Tony Okwuose, Aniocha South Patron, Chief E. O. Osekwunim, a member of the Executives, Dr. Anata Dike Nma lend their voices to the Sensitization campaign on the need for Traditional Medicine Practitioners to work together, Collaborate for collective solutions, especially in areas of treatment that anyone finds it difficult on their patients' challenges.

The leadership in Aniocha South also admonished members to work in line with the group's ethics and values as one of the oldest profession, that God created the herbs for the benefits of mankind, also that the practitioners should maintain its aged-long, ancestral cultures, values towards the promotion of respect for the group.
The group said: " Every members, practitioners, of this Association in Aniocha South LGA Chapter must maintain the integrity, ethics and values of the Profession. We must come back to the glorious days of the Association as it was in 1997. Everyone must belong to this our registered Association or risk arrest or sanction. Everyone must be liscenced, certified to operate and our leadership must know you in our local Government Area".

" We must not extort, exploit, or deceive people. We protect image of the Profession. We must avoid obtaining by tricks (OBT), be real, authentic, and practical. We must do proper diagnosis before treatment. We must pray to God and study the syndrome, or symptoms before treatment. We must ask our patients some questions before treatment".

Friday, April 9, 2021

Community Service: Civil Society Organization (CSO) Group Applauds Chief Edewor Ogheneovo On Poverty Alleviation Initiative

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

A United Nations Endorsed Civil Society Organizations based in Delta State with thematic areas on Sustainable Development Goals, Delta Cultural Initiative (DCI-Worldwide) has commended the poverty alleviation Initiative of
the Chairman/Founder, Chief Ogheneovo Edewor Foundation, Chief Ogheneovo Edewor, a renowned philanthropist, humanitarian whose support for the less-privileged Deltans, Nigerians and the rest of the World, which the group described as incomparable in Nigerian Civic space.

The media learnt this in press Statement made available to newsmen by the Organization's Director of Research, Statistics, Information, Communication, Media and Publicity, Comrade Mercy Okonkwo stated that Chief Edewor's love for the support of the less privileged citizens is very uncommon in the Nigerian Society.

The Leadership noted that DCI-Worldwide as a Non-profit organization poised to global partnership on grassroots development, and that is in partnership with a reputable company, Shock & DCI-Worldwide Enterprises to unravel, strengthen ties and encourage the Organization, groups individuals, Governments, Agencies, Multi-nationals working for the fulfilment of the 17 UN Substainable Development Goals (SDGs) towards societal growth and development.

The group said that as part of its mandate that her team in Delta State has documented, researched widely on the activities of Chief Ogheneovo Edewor's Foundation, therefore, that DCI-Worldwide had decided to commend his efforts on the thematic areas of poverty alleviation, Community Services,Empowerment, Enhancement of Economic growth and Development for both Youths and Women in the rural areas to enable him do more for Deltans, Nigerians Africans and the rest of the World.

The group press Statement reads in parts: "We Commend those Organizations, individuals both State and non State actors, especially Chief Ogheneovo Edewor's Foundation on exploits in SDGs 1&2 towards deepening of the Foundation's poverty alleviation Initiative, Chief Edewor's support of Youths in the area of given scholarships to indigent students of Delta, Nigerian origin, Women empowerment and development as well as Support to the physically challenged Community across the 25 LGAs of Delta state, and Nigeria in general".

" This is DCI Worldwide efforts towards recognizing civil society leaders in the State Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World that are living up to expectations, people like the Chief Ogheneovo Edewor, who believes in the saying that "the greatest happiness in the world is when you help people you don't know, and see them happy".
Chief Ogheneovo Edewor's greatest gifts as world distinguished philanthropist hinges on the saying that you become rich by helping the poor. You become rich by he helping the rich. Helping makes you rich".

"He always tries all within him to ensuring that he supports humanity to becoming a light to humanity. Chief Edewor Foundation has numerous achievements to count as formidable group in the civic space.

The Foundation is known for its greatest support to the less-privileged,widows,widowers, diabetic patients,orphanages homes,physically challenged and disabled persons,hospitals and prisons

Chief Ovo Edewor believes that no one is useless in this world and hence touches lives around the world through his foundation.

Community Service: Civil Society Organization (CSO) Group Applauds Chief Edewo4 Ogheneovo On Poverty Alleviation Initiative

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

A United Nations Endorsed Civil Society Organizations based in Delta State with thematic areas on Sustainable Development Goals, Delta Cultural Initiative (DCI-Worldwide) has commended the poverty alleviation Initiative of
the Chairman/Founder, Chief Ogheneovo Edewor Foundation, Chief Ogheneovo Edewor, a renowned philanthropist, humanitarian whose support for the less-privileged Deltans, Nigerians and the rest of the World, which the group described as incomparable in Nigerian Civic space.

The media learnt this in press Statement made available to newsmen by the Organization's Director of Research, Statistics, Information, Communication, Media and Publicity, Comrade Mercy Okonkwo stated that Chief Edewor's love for the support of the less privileged citizens is very uncommon in the Nigerian Society.

The Leadership noted that DCI-Worldwide as a Non-profit organization poised to global partnership on grassroots development, and that is in partnership with a reputable company, Shock & DCI-Worldwide Enterprises to unravel, strengthen ties and encourage the Organization, groups individuals, Governments, Agencies, Multi-nationals working for the fulfilment of the 17 UN Substainable Development Goals (SDGs) towards societal growth and development.

The group said that as part of its mandate that her team in Delta State has documented, researched widely on the activities of Chief Ogheneovo Edewor's Foundation, therefore, that DCI-Worldwide had decided to commend his efforts on the thematic areas of poverty alleviation, Community Services,Empowerment, Enhancement of Economic growth and Development for both Youths and Women in the rural areas to enable him do more for Deltans, Nigerians Africans and the rest of the World.

The group press Statement reads in parts: "We Commend those Organizations, individuals both State and non State actors, especially Chief Ogheneovo Edewor's Foundation on exploits in SDGs 1&2 towards deepening of the Foundation's poverty alleviation Initiative, Chief Edewor's support of Youths in the area of given scholarships to indigent students of Delta, Nigerian origin, Women empowerment and development as well as Support to the physically challenged Community across the 25 LGAs of Delta state, and Nigeria in general".

" This is DCI Worldwide efforts towards recognizing civil society leaders in the State Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World that are living up to expectations, people like the Chief Ogheneovo Edewor, who believes in the saying that "the greatest happiness in the world is when you help people you don't know, and see them happy".
Chief Ogheneovo Edewor's greatest gifts as world distinguished philanthropist hinges on the saying that you become rich by helping the poor. You become rich by he helping the rich. Helping makes you rich".

"He always tries all within him to ensuring that he supports humanity to becoming a light to humanity. Chief Edewor Foundation has numerous achievements to count as formidable group in the civic space.

The Foundation is known for its greatest support to the less-privileged,widows,widowers, diabetic patients,orphanages homes,physically challenged and disabled persons,hospitals and prisons

Chief Ovo Edewor believes that no one is useless in this world and hence touches lives around the world through his foundation.

Delta Youths YCBBD: Training Kick-starts As Basic Knowledge On Entrepreneurship Development Top Lists.

...Gbandi, Aniemeke, Obi, Ogbo, Osakwe, Others Harped On Business Development Program to address Youths unemployment.

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

As part of efforts to ensure free transfer of knowledge from the diasporan Nigerians to Delta, Nigerian Youths towards being very well equipped with basic knowledge on business development, entrepreneurship, and skill development, German based Development consultant, Program Director/ CEO, African-German Information Centre (AGIC, Germany), Hon. Kenneth Gbandi has said that knowledge gained will be a great access to the Youths towards sustainable growth and development of their businesses.
Gbandi disclosed this to our reporter at the ground breaking opening ceremony to begin the highly publicized Youths YCBBD Training in Delta State yesterday being on 6th of April, 2021 at the Secretariat of the Senior Civil Servants Association of Nigeria, Asaba, Delta State capital

The development Activist then enjoined Delta, Nigerian Youths as the program kick-starts in day one of the Youths Capacity Building to take advantage of the skill development Seminars, workshops to deepen their knowledge on managerial, financial, entrepreneurial skills to perfect in proposal writing and how to access both local and International funds for their businesses.

Honorable Kenneth Gbandi
YCBDD Global Project Director (GPD) and CEO, Africa-German Information Center, Hamburg, Germany told Newsmen that before the closure of the registration, that one week grace is still available for Youths to register online and manually at the venue to partake in the Youths capacity building program, he then stated that over 500 persons who registered online for the program attended the program for the first day while he urged the Youths to avail themselves of the opportunity to be part of the YCBBD training in Asaba to boost self-development and employment as well as promote socio-economic development of the state and Nigeria in general.

In his words: "Taking our economic destiny into our hands is very imperative. We
thank all the Youths participants, the VIPs and organizing team:
Dr. Osita, Dr. Chinedu, Dr. Obi, Mr. Ikem Ogbo ( Youth mobilizer), Godfrey C. Osakwe of Homages Communications Venture (consultant),
Gentlemen of the Press. He equally thank Chief Tony Ogbo (SA to Executive Governor of Delta State for all your efforts and commitment in making this event a success".

"We need more Sabi-ficate not only Certificate: the YCBBD is totally inline with govt. initiative to address youths employment, Chief Tony Ogbo (SA to Executive Governor of Delta State concluded during his opening remarks. We thank the organizers for taking our Yourhs into consideration. Our major thanks to our brother from Rivers State, the
Secretary- General, South-South ADC. Also we thank
Prince Joe Chukwu, the Delta State Chairman, ADC Oshimili North, Delta State Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Comrade Kenneth Okorie for their immense Support".

"We Sincerely appreciate Dr Osita Aniemeka, the
YCBDD Country Project Director (CPD) and Director-General, The Sub Saharan Center, Abuja, Nigeria, Centre For Information Centre (CIM) our principal financial supporter and other partners and resource persons that attend the grand opening ceremony. The following topics for the Youths today being the first day which included amongst Others:
(Unpacking the Contents), Enterprise Development:
Meaning, and types and setting up businesses
- Stephen Adeoye,
Importance of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in Business Development
- Professor Rosemary Igbo, Professor Gbandi and others".

" The objectives of the Training include:• Coaching participants to develop business ideas, write proposals, apply for business funding opportunities, and maintain good relationships with customers. Also, Improving participants' knowledge of the use of ICTs in business. It will also help participants identify ICTs tools that are freely available and understand how to use and apply them to their business".

"And Strengthening the agriculture value chain by teaching the participants how to engage in marketing/exports of agricultural products. Others are: Providing transferable skills, business motivation, networking, and mentorship to enhance participants' capacity to set up and sustain business enterprises".

Tuesday, April 6, 2021


By Fred Akpewe

The Obi of Idumuje-Unor, HRM Charles Anyasi III is also the head of the Idumuje clan. For a long time, especially since the IdumujeUboko crises started in 2017, his position in his sister community affairs has been somewhat unclear.

Sometimes he would act as someone who is actually in support of an illegal seizure of the kingship authority by Prince Nonso. At other times he would act as someone who is genuinely interested in resolving the IdumujeUgboko crises in favour of truth and justice. In this wise all parties in the Idumuje-Ugboko imbroglio saw him as Janus, the Greek god with a double face. Fortunately, the opportunity to properly situate HRM Anyasi’s true position came with his 15 page treatise carefully worded in impeccable Elizabethan English saw Obi Anyasi presenting Prince Nonso Nwoko as a stubborn, recalcitrant and rebellious Prince unfit to be the Obi of IdumujeUgboko. 

 HRM Charles Anyasi even admitted that Prince Nonso Nwoko did not secure the approval of elders, Onihe and other stakeholders before he unilaterally declared himself Obi. HRM Charles Anyasi also knew that only two groups can make a man king – the Obi-in-Council and the head of elders of the Nwoko Royal Family and none of the two groups were in support of Prince Nonso Nwoko becoming  the  obi.  As  it  were,  the  only support  base  of  Prince  Nonso  was  from  traditional  retirees  in Lagos  and  America.  This  group  of  persons  knew  next  to  nothing about  Idumuje-Ugboko  history  and  traditions. 

In  his  own  narrative,  Obi  Anyasi  stated  that  -   “In  July  13th  2017, the  Aniocha  North  Traditional  Rulers  Committee  sat  to  review  an application  from  some  persons  from  Idumuje-Ugboko  seeking  for approval  for  presentation  of  staff  of  office  (to  Prince  Nonso Nwoko).  However,  the  committee  found  some  flaws  in  the application  such  that  some  relevant  personalities  did  not  sign  the request  as  statutorily  required.  Also  at  some  point,  according  to Obi  Anyasi,  the  Idumuje-Ugboko  Palace  had banished  some  Chiefs like  the  Iyase  (Traditional  Minister)  and  the  Odogwu  (Traditional Minister  of  Defence)  thus  weakening  his  support  base. 

 In  all  8 peace  settlement  committees  that  sat  to  resolve  the  IdumujeUgboko  crisis,  Obi  Anyasi  noted  that  Prince  Nonso  was  always stubborn,  unreliable  and  unwilling  to  give  peace  a  chance.  Obi Anyasi  also  observed  that  the  Aniocha  North  Traditional  Rulers committee  several  times  asked  Prince  Nonso  to  grant  amnesty  to his  banished  brothers  and  kinsmen  but  he  refused  saying  that  his banished  brothers  must  pay  stipulated  fines  before  they  can  be re-admitted  as  citizens  of  Idumuje-Ugboko  kingdom. In  his  treatise  with  the  sub-title  “Hon.  Prince  Nwoko’s  desperation for  peace”  Obi  Anyasi  says  “on  Thursday,  June  8,  2017  Prince  Ned Nwoko  requested  that  as  the  clan  head,  I  should  gather  some  of the  fellow  monarchs  in  any  palace  for  a  peace  talk  as  he  was  now ready  for  a  truce.”  Obi  Anyasi  went  on  to  recount  how  he excitedly  called  Prince  Nonso  to  take  advantage  of  the  call  for truce.

  Prince  Nonso  stubbornly  and  with  a  tinge  of  malice  averred that  Prince  Ned  was  not  qualified  to  sit  with  him  as  he  was   “still  carrying  a  fine.”  After  Obi  Anyasi  mounted  pressure  on Prince  Nonso  he  reluctantly  agreed  to  meet  with  Prince  Ned Nwoko.  Unfortunately  after  Obi  Anyasi  (his  own  account)  had sent text  messages  to  select  kings  and  the  then  council  chairman  of Aniocha  North  L.G.A,  Hon.  Chuks  Oseme,  six  hours  later,  Prince Nonso  called  to  announce  that  he  was  withdrawing  from  the peace  talks.  In  his  own  account,  Obi  Anyasi  stated  that  by  this singular  act  Prince  Nonso  had  angered  Royal  Fathers  who  had been  invited  to  the  peace  meeting.  At  this  point  also,  it  began  to dawn  on  Prince  Ned  Nwoko  that  a  recalcitrant  Prince  Nonso  was not  the  kind  of  character  that  Idumuje-Ugboko  needed  as  Obi. Another  instance  of  stubbornness  and  unstableness  of  mind  by Prince  Nonso  was  recorded  by  Obi  Anyasi  during  the  second presentation  of  Nonso  to  HRM,  the  Obi  of  Owa  when  the  latter requested  to  know  why  there  was  delay  in  presentation  of  staff  of office  to  Prince  Nonso  to  which  Obi  Anyasi  responded  thus  “It  is the  interlocutory  injunction  served  on  the  committee.”  

To  this Prince  Nonso  gave  a  sharp  reaction  that  the  interlocutory injunction  had  been  vacated.  But  when  the  Obi  of  Owa  requested to  see  a  copy  of  the  interlocutory  injunction  and  its  vacation Prince  Nonso  told  them  on  a  roller  coaster  by  instead  presenting a  documented  history  of  Idumuje-Ugboko.  HRM  Anyasi  further narrated  another  instance  of  Prince  Nonso’s  stubbornness  and high  handedness  in  a  statement  sub-titled  “the  botched  bold attempt  by  Prince  Ned”  HRM  Anyasi  stated  “on  Tuesday,  October 1,  2019  I  was  alerted  by  telephone  at  mid-day  by  Comrade  Nobert Chiazor  that  Hon.  Prince  Ned  Nwoko,  accompanied  by  a  large crowd  of  Idumuje  people  was  to  see  his  brother  for  reconciliation but  was  rebuffed  by  Prince  Nonso.”  HRM  Anyasi  elaborated  how Prince  Ned  Nwoko  waited  for  one  hour  at  the  palace  and  angrily decided  to  leave.  Upon  enquiry  by  Prince  Nonso  the  latter  initially said  he  deliberately  refused  to  see  Prince  Ned  because  he  did  not want  to  be  disturbed.  But  upon  further  prodding,  Nonso  retorted that  he  had  asked  some  palace  women  to  work  out  the arrangement  of  receiving  Prince  Ned  Nwoko. 

 Such  inconsistencies and  double  speak  could  only  have  come  from  a  critically  infirmed mind. FRESH  ATTEMPT  AT  RESOLVING  THE  IDUMUJE-UGBOKO IMPASSE. The  Obi  of  Idumuje-Unor,  Charles  Anyasi  recounted  how  in January,  15th  2021  the  Aniocha  North  Traditional  Rulers Committee,  desirous  of  finding  lasting  peace  in  Idumuje  Ugboko requested  that  a  fresh  effort  be  made  to  hear  from  the  Idumuje people  and  stakeholders  to  deliberate  on  the  kingship  matter  and come  forward  with  their  recommendation  “since  the  committee was  not  in  a    position  to  impose  a  king  on  them,  particularly  in view  of  the  avalanche  of  protests  and  availability  of  three contenders  to  the  throne  by  then” In  view  of  the  development,  the  Iyase,  Chief  Chris  Ogwu  and  other notable  elders  and  chiefs  met  and  made  their  choice  and recommend  him  which  turned  out  to  be  Prince  Solomon Eziokwubundu  Nwabuokei  Nwoko,  the  great-grandson  of  Obi Nwoko  I.  

The  recommendation  was  a  rehash  of  July  2018 delegation  of  Idumuje-Ugboko  people  which  has  also recommended  the  same  Prince  Nwabuokei  Nwoko  as  the  sole  heir apparent  to  HRM  Obi  Albert  Nwoko  III  who  had died  in  2017. 
HRM  Anyasi  in  his  copious  treatise  also  contended  that  though the  rule  of  primogeniture  persisted  in  Idumuje-Ugboko  and indeed  in  the  whole  of  Idumuje  clan.  “it  is  contingent  on  Princes to  internalize  the  Aristotelian  Canon”  Dignity  does  not  consist  on possessing  honours  but  in  deserving  them”. 

By  this,  Obi  Anyasi  seemed  to  mean  that  the  conduct  of  Prince Nonso  so  far  makes  him  undeserving  of  being  king  of  Idumuje Ugboko,  especially  with  the  serial  murder  and  terrorism  cases hanging  on  his  neck,  the  abuse  and  subversion  of  kingship processes,  disrespect  to  fellow  Royal  fathers  in  his  local government  domain,  including  the  desecration  of  the  traditional ethos  by  banishing  his  elder  kinsmen,  leaving  no  important person  supporting  him  in  the  realm. OBI  ANYASI’S  SUDDEN  SUMMERSAULT  AND  INCONSISTENT POSITION  THEREAFTER In  the  preceding  papers,  it  is  very  clear  and  unambiguous  that Obi Anyasi  had  presented  Prince  Nonso  Nwoko  as  a  stubborn, recalcitrant  and  unbending  fellow,  unfit  to  be  the  Obi  of  Idumuje Ugboko.  He  even  owned  that  Prince  Nonso  was  not  properly installed  as  tradition  and  custom  dictated.  

Obi  Anyasi  also admitted  that  Prince  Nonso  failed  to  get  the  required  support from  elders,  chiefs  and  other  shareholders  –  a  condition precedent  to  becoming  an  Obi.  Herein  lay  the  shocking  and sudden  summersault  by  Obi  Anyasi  in  trying  to  disown  the  giant historic  stride  of  the  Aniocha  North  traditional  rulers  committee which  endorsed  the  people’s  choice  of  HRM  Solomon Eziokwubundu  Nwabuokei  Nwoko  as  the  new  Obi  of  Idumuje 

 A  quick  look  at  the  composition  of  the  members  of  the Aniocha  North  Traditional  Rulers  Committee,  the  minutes  of meeting/communiqué  will  among  other things  reveal  Obi  Anyasi’s duplicity  and  double  facedness. 

  In  the  minutes  of  meeting  date  28th  January  2021 the  following Royal  Majesties  were  present:   1.01    HRM  OBI  FRANCIS  .I.  IJEI II(KSJ,KSS.JP)…………….CHAIRMAN Obi  of  Issele  Azagba  kingdom 1.02    HRM  OBI  SAMUEL N.  OTIEGEDE  III  ……..……………..MEMBER Obi  of  Idumu-Ogo kingdom 1.0.3  HRM  OBI  KINGSLEY U.  OFUOKWU III,JP………………MEMBER Obi  of  Obior  kingdom 1.04  HRM  AYO  ISINYEMEZE …………………..………..……..  MEMBER Oloza  (Obi)  of  Ugbodu  Kingdom 1.05    HRM  OBI  VICTOR  CHUKWUMALIEZE I.JP……………MEMBER Obi  of  Onicha-Ugbo  Kingdom 1.06      HRM OBI  CHARLES  C. ANYASI  II:  JP……………………MEMBER Obi  of  Idumeje-Ugbo  Kingdom 1.07      HRM OBI  EMMANUEL  MOHANYEM  I………..…………MEMBER Obi  of  Ezi  Kingdom 1.08     HRM OBI  SUNDAY  OLISENWEOKWU…………………MEMBER Obi  of  Ogodor  Kingdom 1.09      HRM OBI  RAPHAEL O.  AGBAMUCHE  II………………..MEMBER   Obi  of  Onicha-Uku Kingdom 1.10      HRM OBI  CHRISTOPHER  DIJI…………………………….MEMBER Obi  of  Onicha-Olona  Kingdom 
While  the  following  sent  their  apologies 2.00      APOLOGIES 2.01      HRM OBI  CHRISTOPHER  OGOH I.JP Obi  of  Ukwunzu  Kingdom 2.02      HRM OBI  NDUKA  EZEAGWUNA Obi  of  Issele-Uku  Kingdom 2.03    

  HRM OBI  EZEDINBU EMMANUEL  NKEBAKWU III Obi  of  Ugboba  Kingdom The  resolution of  the  Aniocha  North  Traditional  Rulers Committee  were  as  follows: a.  That  the  complete,  true,  appropriate  and  extant  customary law  regulating  succession  to  the  throne  of  the  traditional ruler/king/throne  of  Obi  of  Idumuje-Ugboko  Kingdom  is  the primogeniture  customary  system. b. 

 That  according  to  the  true  history,  native  law  and  custom  of Idumuje-Ugboko  Kingdom,  Obi  Solomon  Eziokwubundu Nwabuokei  Nwoko  remains  the  only  person  in  IdumujeUgboko  Kingdom  which  under  the  proper  application  of  the rule  of  hereditary/primogeniture  system  of  succession remain  exclusively  entitled  to  hold  or  fill  any  immediate vacancy  in  the  traditional  rulership/Obi  title  of  IdumujeUgboko  Kingdom. c. 

 That  no  other  person  is  qualified  to  vie  for  nor  ascend  the throne  of  Idumuje-Ugboko  Kingdom  under  the  true  and proper  application  of  hereditary/primogeniture  system  of succession  to  the  throne  of  Obi  of  Idumuje-Ugboko. Obi  Anyasi  in  his  treatise  had  written  “to  wit  the  reversal  letter from  the  Aniocha  North  traditional  rulers  committee  to  the Deputy  Governor  should  be  seen  by  all  as  a  fait  accompli”  stating that  all  matters  should  revert  to  the  status  quo  Ante  prior  to January  28th,  2021.  

What  right  does  HRM  Anyasi  have  to  upturn the  decisions/recommendations  of  Royal  Majesties  from  Aniocha North? THE  CORRECT  PICTURE  AS  DISTINCT  FROM  OBI  ANYASI’S SPONSORED  AFTER  THOUGHT The  Aniocha  North  Traditional  Rulers  Committee  had  met,  with 12  (twelve)  Royal  fathers  in  attendance.  HRM  NDUKA EZEAGWUNA,  Obi  of  Issele-Uku  was  absent  but  gave  apologies. Also,  HRM  OBI  CHRISTOPHER  OGOH  I.JP,  Obi  of  Ukwunzu Kingdom  and  HRM  OBI  EZEDINBU  EMMANUEL  NKEBAKWU  III,  Obi of  Ugboba  Kingdom  was  absent. 

The  absence  of  two  or  three  Royal  fathers  in  Aniocha  North cannot  vitiate  the  decision  of  ten  Royal  fathers  in  the  committee.   Again,  based  on  recommendation  of  the  traditional  rulers committee  and  the  transmission  of  the  name  of  Solomon Eziokwubundu  Nwabuokei  Nwoko  to  the  Delta  State  Government, the  Asagba  of  Asaba,  HRM  Obi  (Professor)  Chike  Edozien  had written  to  the  Delta  State  Governor  His  Excellency,  Senator  (Dr) Ifeanyi  Okowa. 

 The  summary  of  the  Asagba’s  letter  read  as follows: “RE  –  Idumuje Ugboko  Kingship  Tussle Following  the  kingship  tussle  that  rocked  Idumuje  Ugboko  for over  5  years  now,  I  had  to  intervene  to  ensure  the  issues  are resolved  and  lasting  peace  restored  to  the  community.  I  have been  briefed  by  the  chairman  of  the  Aniocha  North  Traditional Rulers  Committee  as  to  what  happened  and  how  the  committee did  due  diligence  and  arrived  at  their  decision  to  recommend Crown  Prince  Solomon  Eziokwubundu  Nwoko  as  the  Obi  of Idumuje-Ugboko. 

 I  have  studied  the  minutes  of  the  meeting where the  decision  was  reached  and  their  official  communication  to  the Directorate  of  Chieftaincy  Affairs,  Deputy  Governor’s  Office  for necessary  action by  the  state  Executive  Council. I  have  also  seen  a  copy  of  the  Report  by  the  Office  of  the  Special Adviser  to  the  Governor  on  Peace  Building  and  Conflict Resolution  in  the  matter.  

I  have  also  been  briefed  by  the  very senior  members  of  the  Nwoko  Royal  Family  on  the  two  (2)  ruling houses  within  the  family  going  forward”. For  Obi  Anyasi  to  ignore  the  letters  of  the  Asagba  of  Asaba,  one of  the  foremost  Traditional  Rulers  in  Delta  State  and  the  report  of the  Special  Adviser  on  Peace  Building  and  Conflict  Resolution  to the  Governor,  Chief  Edwin  Uzor  is  certainly  to  set  the  clock backward  and  to  encourage  further  anarchy  in  a  kingdom contiguous  to  his.

 It  is  also  equally  disingenuous  for  HRM  Anyasi  to  refer  to  a  letter dated  31st  March,  1981  purporting  to  have  “protested  the negation  of  Idumuje-Unor’s  right  to  crown  Obi  Albert  Nwoko”. What  Obi  Anyasi  aimed  to  achieve  is  to  infer  that  any  crowning  of a  king  in  Idumuje-Ugboko  must  be  cleared  with  him.  Why  did HRM  Anyasi  remember  the  letter  of  31/3/1981  but  failed  to remember  the  protest  letter  of  12/1/1948  from  his  father  and  the Idumuje  Patriotic  Union  of  Nigeria  (IPUN)  to  government.  

Again, while  erroneously  inferring  that  a  demand  for  a  regent  in Idumuje-Ugboko  was  rebuffed,  it  was  actually  the  Aniocha  North Traditional  Rulers  Committee  that  requested  that  IdumujeUgboko  present  a  regent  in  order  to  contain  a  kingship  vacuum  in the  community.  It  is  clear  from  the  foregoing  that  HRM  Anyasi was  actually  circumventing  the  emergence  of  a  proper  Obi  while pretending  to  mend  fences  in  the  community  crisis.  

It  is  very curious  that  Obi  Anyasi  would  dwell  so  much  on  the  kingship  and staff  of  office  while  completely  ignoring  the  senseless  orgy  of violence  that  led  to  the  killings  and  destruction  of  properties  in 2017  for  which  the  culprits  are  facing  terrorism  trials  at  Federal High  Court  Abuja.  Not  once  did  Anyasi  mention  that  some  of  the culprits  were  hosted  in  his  palace  in  2020  along  with  six  other kings.  Over  28  victims  of  the  2017  mayhem  narrated  what  they went  through  in  the  hands  of  Prince  Nonso’s  agents  of destruction.  These  are  the  fundamental  issues  today  in  IdumujeUgboko  and  not  kingship  issues  or  land. 

To  also  disregard  the  letter  of  his  local  government  council  that transmitted  the  name  of  Solomon  Eziokwubundu  Nwabuokei  to the  Delta  State  Government  smacks  of  duplicity  and  disregard  for constituted  authority  by  HRM  Anyasi.  It  is  obvious  that  HRM Anyasi  had  found  himself  a  wiling  tool  in  the  hands  of  those  who do  not  want  Idumuje-Ugboko  to  see  progress.  That  alone  signals that  his  efforts  will  fail  in  the  face  of  so  many  distinguished personalities  who  have  stepped  in  to  ensure  peace  is  genuinely restored  to  Idumuje-Ugboko.

  Finally,  the  action  of  HRM  Anyasi  is designed  to  ridicule  the  revered  Aniocha  North  Royal  Fathers  and to  present  them  as  kings  who  do  not  have  a  mind  of  their  own. Both  plots  will  fail  as  it  is  believed  that  the  Delta  State Government  is  already  tired  of  the  crisis  in  the  Idumuje-Ugboko clan  and  would hasten  to  put  an  end  to  it. 

FRED  AKPEWE           Public  Affairs  Analyst

Monday, April 5, 2021

Birthday Anniversary: VAOP To OFAAC National Managing Coordinator, You Are Anioma Cultural Symbol

.......Group wishes Prince Andrew Obiokolie Happy and Prosperous Birthday, Commends him for being a factor towards Deepening of Anioma Cultures.

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

The leadership of Voice of Anioma/Oshimili People (VAOP) has commended the efforts of the Manager, Organization for the Advancement of Anioma Culture (OFAAC), Prince Andrew Obiokolie for being one of factors, Anioma Sons and daughters that had immensely contributed to the growth and development of Anioma Cultures in Delta State, Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World.
VAOP National President, Comrade Sir Bieni Victor Emenike today being 6th of April, 2021in a press statement made available to newsmen in Asaba, Delta State capital described OFAAC National Managing Coordinator as the "Cultural Symbol" of Anioma Peoples of Delta State celebrating the Birthday Anniversary of Prince Andrew Obiokolie
VAOP, a socio-cultural, economic and political pressure group in Anioma nation is no doubt, a great voice working for the recognition of Anioma Sons and daughters who are promoting unity, oneness, socio-economic development, and grassroots Development of Aniocha/Oshimili, Anioma People, communities of Delta State, Nigeria, the group commended OFAAC's roles in Anioma Development as cultural umbrella of body of Anioma people.

VAOP group Commends OFAAC'S commitment to Anioma linguistic affinity, Cultural activities, Exhibitions, Arts and Crafts, creativity, Research, best Coordination of traditional Institutions, Youths employment and empowerment, the projection, preservation, Promotion, development of Anioma Cultural heritage.

He noted that Prince Andrew Obokolie is one of the few Anioma sons and daughters that achieved greatness without over dependency on Government as he believes in creativity, self-employment, self-reliance, and self-development towards socio-economic and sustainable development of Anioma Nation, Delta State and Nigeria in general.

The press Statement reads in parts: "The Leadership of VAOP Wishes you happy and prosperous Birthday Celebrations! May the the Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless you and your family. May the Lord continue to protect you, preserve you to continue your good works as one of the major Cultural symbols in Anioma nation. We appreciate your greatest Support to your Boss, and our son, Arch. Kester Ifeadi, the Founder/CEO, OFAAC. You are a great brother, son, leader and Professional".

"May this Easter season favor you greatly! We are happy today. And we rejoice with you just as your family, the entire globe, Aniomas, Deltans, Nigerians exhibited today the love of God towards you. Shine on brother!".

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Governor Obiano's Media Aide Sets To Launch New Album " IGBO AMAKA" Today.

....Extols Igbo Cultural Heritage, Obiano's Bravery, Highlights Anambra Governor's Achievements in Office.

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

Music is an essential part of daily life and backbone of spiritual, cultural and every social expressions. Indegineous music is a term use for traditional music of the indegineous People of the World, that is music of an "original" ethnic group that inhabits a geographical region alongside regent immigrants who may be greater in number.

The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to His Excellency, Chief Governor Willie Obiano On Media Matters and Publishers of " and" (Ada Eri General), Chief Mrs Uju Edochie in a media chat with our reporter via telephone conversation noted that today , at 5pm in the evening being, 5th of April, 2021, Easter Monday will be a remarkable day in Awka Anambra State capital as dignitaries within and across the state will grace the occasion.

In her words: " I use this medium to cordially invite the general public, musicians, stakeholders in Igbo Cultural Heritage, Political leaders, Youths and Women to grace the occasion of the "Album Listening Party of my new song 'Igbo Amaka' coming up on 5th April 2021, Easter Monday.
Venue:Jesse Hotel, No 19 Igweze Street , Off Kwata Junction Opposite Dominion Chapel , Awka, Anambra State. It will be a great honor to have you. Deje rinne and remain blessed".

No doubt, Chief Mrs Uju Edochie in her musical Album is purely "aboriginal" that is, uses traditional instruments and vocals such as flute, pow-wow, throat singing, hand drum and others to send her message as a well groomed indegineous musician.

The music by Uju Edochie is purely a showcase of Igbo Cultural Heritage and bravery of Gov. Obiano as Anambra state governor while in office , other illustrious sons and daughters of Igbo nation, a symbol of Igbo Cultural Heritage and their achievements in their various communities .

Inevitability Of Death: Members Of Oracle Of God Ministries Mourn General Overseer And Spiritual Father, HE (Rt Hon) Prince Sam Obi

The General Overseer and spiritual father of Oracle of God Ministries has transited to eternal glory.

His Excellency (RT Hon) Prince Sam Obi, the former Acting Governor, a former speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly who represented Ika North East state constituency was an astute politician with the fear of God.

Prince Sam Obi was a dynamic and an effectual mobilizer of all sorts. He effectively used his God-given strength to work for and served God till his last day.

He was bold and fearless in condemning evil, yet he played politics with style and colors while serving humanity. He was a very fine gentleman and a great guy who never allowed his high social status to cause injury for others.

I must confess that Sam Obi, as he was popularly called was God's general in Delta State where he domiciled. He fought and won so many spiritual battles as soon as he signed on to serve God, reminiscent of every dedicated servant of God.

Henceforth, the ministry that God inspired him to found will grow from strength to strength, which had always been his utmost desire. The church of God will march on and no evil shall prevail against it.

The General Overseer was a great philanthropist who believed in providing not only the spiritual, but also the physical needs of the flock of God.

Through the Royent Academy, he also provided quality education to support the Delta State Government policy of qualitative education for our children.

For us as his followers and Co-laborers in the vineyard of God, Sam Obi fought a good fight and he has finished his race in a grand style. We must, therefore, continue from where he stopped in evengelising the city of Asaba, after planting church branches in Agbor, Abraka and Okwe.

Certainly, where he is at the moment is a lot better than the present day Nigeria where life has become brutish with its characteristics of rugged individualism and perversive poverty.

Members of Oracle of God Ministries join his family, Ika North East local government as well as Delta State government to mourn our departed hero and God's general, His Excellency (Rt Hon) Prince Sam Obi.

Easter 2021: SSM Boss Rejoices As Abducted Anambra Commissioner Regains Freedom This Morning.

.....As SSM Group, ASSG, SS, Idemili North LGA Chapter Sends Special Greetings To NDI Anambra.

.....Prince Dr Obi Okechukwu Says today's Easter is double Celebrations full of Joy.

...Prince Dr Obi Okechukwu Thanks the Almighty God, Commends Anambrarians, Anambra State Government, Chief Willie Obiano, Commissioner of Police, Security Agencies in the State on Release of Anambra State Commissioner for Public Utilities, Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne.

AWKA-ANAMBRA STATE CAPITAL- The National Board of Trustees BOT Chairman, Soludo Solution Movement (SSM), and Idemili North Chairman of All Soludo Support Groups ASSG, Prince Dr Obi Okechukwu has send his special greetings of love, peace and unity to NDI Anambra as Christians mark their Easter Celebrations today all over the World, while rejoicing for the release of abducted Anambra Commissioner for Public Utilities Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne.

Prince Dr Obi Okechukwu in a press statement made available to newsmen at Awka, Anambra State capital urged NDI Anambra, Christians to give thanks for the resurrection of Christ remain faithful, stay connected to God, make prayers very important, and peacefully Celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Prince Obi Okechukwu who described today's Easter Sunday as double Celebrations full of joy while thanking God as the abducted Anambra State Commisioner for Public Utilities, Hon. Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne get released early this morning on Sunday, regains freedom from the hands of Kidnappers unhurt.

Professor Soludo's home town, Isuofia Community, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, the entire State is currently in a state of Jubilation as the abducted Anambra Commissioner, Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne regains freedom after he was Kidnapped during the gunmen attack on Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo while having an interactive sessions with the Youths and stakeholders of the Community.

He said: "We thank God for the life of our principal, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo. We commend the Support of all Anambrarians, Anambra State Government, Chief Governor Willie Obiano, Anambra State Commisioner of Police, all Security Agencies in the state, as well all our members for their prayers and commitment that led to the release of Engr Emeka Ezenwanne from the captors. We are very grateful to God almighty today, Easter Sunday. We are Celebrating double".

"We the Entire members of Soludo Solution Movement SSM Worldwide, All Soludo Support Groups, Idemili North LGA Chapter, Anambra State express our profound gratitude to God for this miraculous release of our member, brother, our leader, and one of the Soludo's strongest believers".

According to the hospitality guru, Easter is a time of renewal and awakening. The press Statement reads in parts: " SSM, ASSG Idemili North LGA Chapter, wishes all Anambrarians Happy and prosperous Easter Celebrations! May the Easter Sunday inspire you to new hope, happiness, prosperity and abundance!! May your Easter be filled with bright feelings!!!".

"The victory that our Lord Jesus Christ has give us will help us to overcome all challenges will face in Nigeria today. Happy Easter to all my brothers and sisters!! We thank the Lord Jesus Christ, the Almighty God for the victory he has give us Christians, Anambrarians today for the double Celebrations on the release of our brother, Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne".

Easter 2021: UNESCO Laureate To Christians, Make Prayers, Christ Teachings Your Watchword

.... As Crown University VC Greets Christians All Over the World.

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

H E UNESCO Laureate, and Vice-Chancellor, Crown University Int'l Chartered Inc., Argentina, USA, and partner campuses Worldwide, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu has rejoiced with Christians all over the world as they celebrate the resurrection of Christ to mark the Easter Sunday Celebration while urging them to make prayers and the teachings of Christ their Watchword.

UNESCO Laureate in a press statement today being Easter Sunday, 4th April, 2021 which was made available to Nigerian media Organizations and some group of Journalists in Asaba, Delta State capital by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Comrade Sir Bieni Victor Emenike urged Christians in Nigeria, Africa, all over the World to prayers and supplications for everyone their first priorities for a better Society.

Osun State born World Distinguished Professor of Information Communication Technology ICT stated that Christians are the light of the World, therefore that they should emulate and make the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ their Watchword on daily basis so as to sustain be exemplary, and bring peace, unity and love in the Society which he said they are known for.

Professor Aremu added that Nigerians, Africans and the rest of the World are current facing challenges of Covid-19 pandemic, insecurity, Youths unemployment, poor leadership and other societal ills, but with the United efforts, intensive, consistent, joint prayers of believers- Christians, Moslems, other faiths they are surmountable.

The World Acclaimed Distinguished Professor Emeritus also advised the public and the world at large to continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols so as to curtail the spread of the deadly virus as they mark this season of Easter Celebrations all over the World.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Abuja 2021: Arise "O" Nigeria Call For Nomination of African Personalities As SDG's Ambassadors

Nominate personalities for massive honor at the 4th Annual *PAN African Leadership Symposium & Honors (PALESH)* *ABUJA 2021*...

*The Event Will Feature*...
✓ 54 African Leaders converging for an Educational Leadership Symposium with theme : *Combating Covid-19 through Sustainable Education drive in Africa: Challenges & way forward.*

✓ Institutional Honors of Personalities including
- *Conferment Of Honourary Doctorate by ESTAM University* .
- *Investiture & Induction of personalities as FELLOW of Chartered Institute Of Leadership & Goverance, USA*.
- *Investiture & Induction of Personalities as FELLOW of American Institute Of Education and Training USA*

✓ Recognition & Honor of Personalities in Africa as Top 100 African Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Ambassadors with special vehicle plate number by African Union ECOSSOC & UN-IPC.

✓ Exceptional Leadership & Goverance Award by Arise O Nigeria

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Abuja 2021: Charles Inojie Bags PAN African Leadership & SDG Ambassador Award.

Charles Inojie, Nigerian Nollywood Actor & Movie Director of the Popular film Series 'The Johnsons" has been honoured with the PAN AFRICAN LEADERSHIP & SDG Ambassador Award.

Charles Inojie is a famous Nollywood comic actor, director, producer, comedian, television personality and a philanthropist. He was born on 4th March 1970 in the village of Urowa, a small village near Emu, Edo state in south southern part of Nigeria

According to a statement by the Organizers of the award, Charles Inojoe was recognised for the prestigious award because of his special way of impacting the youths positively, promoting peace and harmony amongst film makers in the country.

Charles Onojie is a celebrity Philanthropist well known for his selfless service to humanity and has put his name on the sands of time once again with the UN SDG Ambassador Award.

“From transforming the lives of many youths positively and promoting peace, to advocating human rights and using his public image to connect with individuals on issues of equality, Charles Inojie continue to make invaluable contributions to Nigerians and Africa at Large..
Arise O Nigeria recognises this and what his work brings concerning the goals enshrined in the UN.” Amb. Dr. Jonathan Ojadah Daniel, National President/Founder & Deputy Head Of Mission, UN Organ, International Peace Commission Commandant said..

“Peace is not a negotiable act, peace brings in gradual positive changes in society.

“In order for us to improve as a nation, we must embrace peace in all forms.

The representative of the African Union (AU), Dr. Tunji John said “This event is PAN African as the United Nations enjoined people to engage in a global conversation on how to tackle the greatest global challenges together.

“As a body, we stand by peace and ask everyone to live together in harmony and love. He concluded.

The annual PAN AFRICAN LEADERSHIP & SDG Ambassador Award honours individuals who have shown ‘extraordinary leadership’, played a major role in the promotion of peace and youth empowermenta

Abuja 2021: Arise 'O' Nigeria To Honor Kebbi, Kogi, Bauchi, Ondo, Delta, Anambra First Ladies For Outstanding Performance On Women Development.


Fri. June 25th Jume 2021

- -- UN & AU Endorsed Awards For Sustainable African Development
*(Nigerian First Lady Nominations)*.

*North West:*
Her Excellency, Hajiya Aishatu Abubakar Atiku Bagudu
First Lady, Kebbi State

*North Central*
Her Excellency, Rashidat Bello,
First Lady, Kogi State

*North East*
Her Excellency, Dr Aisha Bala Mohammed
First Lady, Bauchi State.

*South West*
Her Excellency, Betty Akeredolu,
First Lady, Ondo State

*South South*
Her Excellency Edith Okowa,
First Lady, Delta State

*South East*
Her Excellency, Ebelechukwu Obiano,
First Lady, Anambra

For more info about SDG AWARD Nominations, kindly visit
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WAC Partners UNESCO On Projects As Panacea To "IQA, ITEQA" Global Challenges.

... UNESCO Says Collaboration will Address Challenges in Higher Education Systems Worldwide.

.....WAC harps on Documentations And Policy Analysis to Address Present Higher Education trends Worldwide.

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

As part of efforts to promote strategic priorities with a view of enhancing quality provision of higher Education systems Worldwide, World Accreditation Commission (WAC) has partnered United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Centre, Central and South America as Panacea to the global higher Education systems Challenges on International trends on Education Quality Assurance (ITEQA) And International Quality Assurance (IQA).

The media learnt this today in a media chat via telephone conversation with the Leaders of the two different global Organizations as WAC and UNESCO, the duo partners on projects, agreement, internal and external quality assurance, Education policy analysis documentations with a sinatory seal of the Central And South America Ambassador to UNESCO in Argentina, Distinguished Professor Sir Dr Luis Emilio Abad, and the World Grand President, World Accreditation Commission WAC, World Acclaimed Distinguished Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu cum UNESCO Laureate.

Distinguished Sir Dr. Abad told our reporter that UNESCO's partnership with WAC as a document of recognition is as result of: "WAC's dispositions to superior Academic Quality, Organization integrity and like-mindedness of mission, documented and described by a signed Memorandum of agreement between the Organizations".

"World Accreditation Commission (WAC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization (UNESCO) acknowledges full and formal Organization as a partner. We are specialized of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting World peace and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences and culture".

"In witness whereof, subscribed my name officially with my signature under the official seal of the UNESCO as an Ambassador of Central and South America Centre and conferred in the year of our Lord on March 27th, 2021".

According to World Grand President, WAC, H E.,UNESCO Laureate Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu, World Accreditation Commission (WAC) is a Worldwide Organization active in the theory and practice of quality assurance in Education. The two parties agreed to strengthen Collaboration, deepen insights, Promote holistic approaches to current issues, trends, challenges facing higher Education systems globally.

Also that WAC will produce a synthesis reports, and profer solutions and recommendations for international and networks Development for internal and external quality Assurance in Education, which he said is in line with best global Education policy analysis as part of projects agreement, objectives, contents and descriptions and partnership documents.
In the words of UNESCO Laureate and World Grand President, WAC : " The Collaborations with UNESCO is very important and highly Commendable on this current Projects towards preliminary policy Interviews, survey, data analysis and scope of study, and reports for the three global Organization leaders as a team , Distinguished Sir Dr. Luis Emilio Abad, I, Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu, And Professor Sir Boselin Prabhul (UNESCO, WAC and Board Member of WAC) to support WAC on data collection from external quality Assurance Agencies and higher Education institutions as a tacit driving forces for changes, prospects in higher Education".

"WAC in this partnership with UNESCO will produce the overall reports on the international trends on Education quality Assurance (ITEQA) and International quality Assurance (IQA). UNESCO has the right to reverse the survey instruments and propose adjustments of the needs of each Region. UNESCO and WAC research results, reports will be published on their Websites and booklets for citations and future investments in global higher Education systems".

Friday, April 2, 2021


 By Fred Akpewe

For about a year or so there has been raging media campaign by detractors of Prince Ned Nwoko in an attempt to diminish his towering stature and to present him to of the world as a cruel land grabber who is terrorizing his community by forcibly taking their lands from them. At the centre of the menacing media campaign is Prince Ned Nwoko’s legitimate acquisition of a 90 hectares of land in his community for the development of a Sports University and an international golf course.

His detractors tried several means – print media attacks in form of Newspaper advertorials, electronic media attacks, social media attacks including a recent facebook encounter in which a social critic, Deji Adeyanju was engaged to cast aspersion at Prince Ned Nwoko’s integrity. When all that failed, a more audacious assassination attempt was allegedly orchestrated to silence him, a plot that also failed woefully. The most notable of Prince Ned Nwoko’s traducers are Prince Nonso Nwoko and Gabriel Ogbechie who allegedly organize and funded the 2017 mayhem in Idumuje-Ugboko ostensibly because of Prince Ned’s refusal to support Prince Nonso’s inordinate Kingship ambition. The major culprits of the 2017 mayhem are being tried for murder and terrorism in an Abuja court and instead of concentrating on their defense have gone to town blackmailing Prince Ned Nwoko that they were being prosecuted because of their opposition to Prince Ned’s land acquisition.

Their prosecution at the Federal High Court has absolutely nothing to do with land. This most vicious and malicious propaganda against Prince Ned by Prince Nonso and his cohorts will go down in history as the most inhuman behavior of man to man. Prince Ned Nwoko’s traducers also failed to prop up their self acclaimed traditional ruler, Prince Nonso Nwoko as Obi. Their failure followed the popular proclamation of a new Obi as heir apparent to HRM Obi Albert Nwoko who died in 2017. The new Obi, HRM Solomon Eziokwubundu Nwabuokei Nwoko has since assumed the throne of his forefathers.

In the meantime, these aforementioned malicious and baseless allegations have been effectively debunked. The IGP’s team of investigators who were dispatched to verify the petition written by Christ Aligbe against Prince Ned Nwoko carried out their investigations and found them to be completely false. As a matter of fact, Christ Aligbe and his cohorts are being charged for giving false information. Again, the former Local Government Chairman of Aniocha North Local Government had initiated an investigation into the land acquisition saga in Idumuje-Ugboko and completely exonerated Prince Ned Nwoko of blame having acquired the said land legitimately through painstaking deliberations and resolution by the Land Allocation Committee headed by the Iyase, Chief Chris Ogwu and the eventual stamp of approval by the Late Obi, HRM Albert Nwoko III.

There is also the Chief Edwin Uzor report on the Idumuje-Ugboko crises which completely exonerated Prince Ned Nwoko of complicity in the crises and also exonerated him of allegations of undeserved land acquisition. Chief Edwin Uzor is the Special Adviser to the Delta State Governor on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution. The question on the lips of many is why this Anioma Prince with an uncommon pedigree will be so vilified and hunted by some mischievous people. Since the marriage of Prince Ned Nwoko to Princess Regina Nwoko, which makes them easily the most celebrated couple in Africa, his traducers have not slept well. Also, since Prince Ned visited the Antarctica, they have upped their ante in an attempt to silence him either through the media or through outright assassination. Prince Ned Nwoko is not taking the assassination story lightly and has taken legal steps to make sure the culprits are brought to book.

Prince Ned Nwoko, a scion of the famous Nwoko dynasty of Idumuje-Ugboko, an agrarian community in Aniocha North Local Government Area is a man of many parts. As a Politician, he distinguished himself as the member representing the Aniocha South/Aniocha North/Oshimili South/Oshimili North Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives from 1999 - 2003. As a philanthropist, he is involved in charity works through his Ned Nwoko’s Foundation where he has given scholarships worth millions of naira to deserving students in secondary and tertiary institutions as well as empowerment scheme for thousands of people.

As an environmentalist and tourism exponent, he has carried out vigorous campaigns for the improvement of the environment and has, through his famous MOUNT NED worked hard for the preservation of our cultural heritage and the exploitation of our tourism potentials. Apart from Mount Ned which is already a government approved tourist site, Prince Ned Nwoko had sought to convert about seven (7) natural springs in his community to be developed into waterfalls, but his efforts were hampered by community strife, petty jealousies and hatred for development by some persons. These springs – Iyi Nzia, Iyi Tom Tom, Iyi Omelu Ebele, Iyi Enu and Iyi Ugo amongst others are potential tourism sites if fully developed.

Prince Ned Nwoko is also an international Lawyer who obtained his first degree at the University of Keele, Staffordshire, UK and at Kings College, London where he obtained an LLM in Maritime and Commercial Law. Prince Ned Nwoko was called to the English bar at Lincoln Inn.

He started his law practice as a prosecutor for the Crown and qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He initially worked at Kumars Solicitor and Pascaldiers and Co. Solicitors before establishing Ned Nwoko and Co. Solicitors. Prince Ned Nwoko played a remarkable role in the Paris Club refunds to Nigeria that helped many state and local government councils to defray several backlogs of workers’ salaries. For that fact, he is often regarded as the man that ended recession in Nigeria in 2018. More remarkable is the several exploits of Prince Ned Nwoko in his trip to the Antarctica, the coldest region of the world in search of Scientists to produce a vaccine for the dreaded malaria scourge in Africa. In continuation of his rid Africa of Malaria project, he has visited the National Assembly leadership, the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health and some state Governors to seek their support and collaboration for the ambitious malaria eradication project.

According to Prince Ned Nwoko “Most health challenge suffered by Africans including death, organ failure and other physical and mental impairments are directly or indirectly traceable to malaria” “Today, my foundation begins an audacious journey towards a malaria free Nigeria and Africa”. The zeal, passion and commitment to the free malaria project put Prince Ned Nwoko far ahead of his time. The exploits of Prince Ned Nwoko have not gone unnoticed as he has secured several awards and recognition from Nigeria and abroad.

Some of the notable awards are as follows:
Honourary doctorate degree in letters (D.Litt) by Commonwealth University College, Belize.
2018 - Africa Value Award
2019 - Peace Achievers Award
2019 - Anti Corruption Crusaders Award
2019 - J-Star Award for Tourism development in Africa
Jose Foundation Team Award in recognition of the frantic efforts and sacrifices being made by Prince Ned Nwoko to restore the glory of Sports in Nigeria and Africa at large
Honourary doctorate award of media and innovation by the Delta State University, Abraka on the 3rd October, 2020. In presenting the award, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Andy Egwuyenga stated “Till date no single individual has demonstrated extra-ordinary commitment to the education of youth, women and sustainable development as Prince Ned is engaged in Africa”.

Honourary doctorate degree award by the Federal University of Petroleum (FUPRE)
UNN Arts Faculty Award for ICON of philanthropy.
Africa community impact award “to appreciate the support to the entertainment community in Africa
Edo Union of Journalist award to honour a supporter of NUJ
Prime Magazine award – Man of the year
Abegon – grand Patron honour.

From the foregoing, it becomes very evident that those who have labeled Prince Ned Nwoko as a land grabber do not know him as they are just willing tools in the hands of people who are desirous of denigrating the hard earned name of the Anioma Prince. However, the good news is that with the dark era gone in Idumuje-Ugboko and a new Obi, HRM Solomon Nwabuokei Nwoko in the saddle Ned Nwoko is poised to rekindle his developmental projects in the community without any hindrance.

We recall that some time ago, the missionaries wanted to establish a Missionary hospital at Idumuje-Ugboko but certain anti development people frustrated the effort until the Missionaries relocated the hospital to Ogidi in Anambra State now known as Iyi-Enu General Hospital, Ogidi named after one of the springs at Idumuje-Ugboko. These types of hindrances actually dragged development backward in Idumuje-Ugboko and no one in his right senses will support an indolent person who frustrates development in his own community.