A capable successor ’ll be Buhari’s greatest legacy

Speaking in one of his many public lectures at the Harvard Business School, the late great management guru, Dr. Peter Drucker, once said, “There is no success without a successor,” emphasising that succession planning and transition is one of the major responsibilities of transcendent leaders. In other words, sustaining theContinue Reading

Family cries out as EFCC fails to interrogate Okorocha 24 hours after

The family of a former Imo State Governor and All Progressives Congress presidential aspirant, Rochas Okorocha, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of failing to interrogate him 24 hours after his arrest. It  had earlier reported that EFCC operatives on Tuesday broke into Okorocha’s Abuja house after aContinue Reading

Presidential bid: Emefiele’s withdrawal on Buhari’s order, says source

Fresh facts have emerged on why the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, withdrew the suit he filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Attorney-General of the Federation over his presidential ambition. A competent source told The PUNCH on Tuesday night that Emefiele withdrew the case basedContinue Reading

Lawyer sues FG, 12 northern states for sharing in VAT realised from sale of alcohol

Human rights lawyer, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, has sued the Federal Government (FG), Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Lagos State government and its attorney general, and 12 other northern states and their attorneys general at the Federal High Court, Lagos, over-allocation of Value Added Tax (VAT) realised from the saleContinue Reading

2023: General Abubakar kicks against zoning, defends 1999 Constitution

As political parties begin primaries to elect their candidates, former Military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar has counselled them to rise above sectional sentiments and consider competence. To him, Nigeria at this stage of nationhood should not be debating zoning but should concentrate on getting any competent Nigerian, irrespectiveContinue Reading

Primaries: Confusion trails Buhari, governors meeting as APC adjusts timetable

The confusion within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was palpable, yesterday, when the National Working Committee (NWC) released yet another revised timetable and schedule of activities for the governorship, state House of Assembly, Senate and House of Representatives primary elections. The new schedule, which comes a day after theContinue Reading

Losing graft cases on technical grounds demoralising, EFCC tells judges

Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, yesterday, expressed concern about corruption cases being lost to technicalities at various courts nationwide. He maintained that the development might serve as a disincentive to the fight against economic and financial crimes. The EFCC chair made the submissionContinue Reading

Too late to sign amendment to Electoral Act, election observers’ coalition tells Buhari

• Ongoing primaries valid under existing laws, not affected by amendments, lawyers say A Coalition of Election Monitors and Observers (CEMO) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against assenting to the recent Electoral Act 2022 amendment bill because preparations for the 2023 general elections are already in full gears. The coalition,Continue Reading

SERAP to INEC: Prosecute perpetrators of vote buying in Ekiti election or face legal action

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) urging him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during last Saturday’sContinue Reading

INEC flays political parties on vote buying

PORT HARCOURT – INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said the unethical culture of vote buying in Nigerian politics was being instigated by political parties in the country. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for Rivers, Obo Effanga, who expressed the view Monday in Port Harcourt, said the electorate would notContinue Reading

18 political parties want 37-day extension of INEC’s primary election deadline

Nigeria’s 18 registered political parties under the aegis of Inter-Party Advisory Council IPAC have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to tinker with its electoral timelines and shift the June 3 deadline for the conduct of primary elections by the parties. The parties are asking the electoral umpireContinue Reading

The principle officers of the Imo State House of Assembly on Friday presented Hon. Paul Emeziem representing Onuimo State Constituency as the new Speaker of the 27-member Assembly to Governor Hope Uzodimma.   It was on a day the removed Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins also congratulated his successor, Rt.Continue Reading

End Sars ,police brutality, nigerian sars

Protests in Nigeria towards a police unit accused of human rights abuses have been anticipated to unfold to London this weekend, in an additional signal of the worldwide solidarity that has fashioned across the motion. As social media posts and native TV protection confirmed individuals take to the streets onceContinue Reading

hope UZODINMA

  Gov. Uzodimma has commended Imo Youths on their courage to embark on a peaceful protest against police brutality. The Imo State Governor, Uzodimma who was speaking to the protesters in front of the Government House, agrees with the genuineness of their complaints and grievances, and promised that they willContinue Reading

Hope

  [adinserter name=”block2″]   Those peddling the rumour that the South East is disunited, have been advised to think of better things to say because Ndigbo has the highest stake in Nigeria. Governor Hope Uzodinma gave the advice weekend when he played host to the Coalitumion of Northern Groups inContinue Reading

Obaseki-and-Oshiomhole

The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, of committing a taboo by standing before Oba Ewuare of Benin wearing a cap. [adinsertername=”Block2”] Oshiomhole made this allegation while speaking on Arise TV today. The former Edo Governor condemned Obaseki’sContinue Reading

peace and unity in Imo State Apc

The meeting which commenced about 10am at Telly Hotel along  Okigwe Road, Owerri. The opening prayer and kola presentation was moderated by one Mr. Issac, an APC faithful. [adinsertername=”Block2”] Prince clement onyeli who moderated as the chairman of the meeting pleaded to the party members for being behind the schedule InContinue Reading

Uzodimma Receives Report on Verification of Staff, Salaries of Imo LGAs

 Governor Hope Uzodimma has received the report submitted by Committee on Verification of Staff and Salaries of the Unified Local Government Councils in Imo State.  Receiving the report at the Exco Chambers, Government House, Owerri, Wednesday, Governor Uzodimma said the verification became necessary as a result of what was observedContinue Reading

Buhari Expresses Concern Over New Regional Currency

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the decision by regional francophone countries to replace CFA Franc with a regional common currency, Eco, ahead of other member states. Buhari cautioned his counterparts in Ecowas bloc of possible dangers brought by Eco if not well-thought-out. “It gives me an uneasyContinue Reading

Nigeria's economic growth will contracts further in 2020 says (IMF)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday said the Nigerian economy will contract by 5.4 per cent in 2020. The Chief Economist and Director of the Research Department at the organisation, Gita Gopinath, announced the projection during an online press conference on the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) Wednesday. The new projection,Continue Reading

HOPE UZODIMMA

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Edo State. astor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Edo State.   Chairman of the APC Primary Election Committee and Imo State Governor, Senator HopeContinue Reading

school children

THE Nigerian Bar Association, Ibadan Branch, has advised Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to rescind his directive on the resumption of pupils and students in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School Class 3 and Senior Secondary School Class 3 for academic activities on Monday, 29 June 2020. The association throughContinue Reading

The deal behind Smart School Policy

[adinserter name = “Block 2”] we have a smart campus policy which we launched officially. And that policy is to move away from manually way of doing things to doing them digitally and electronically. We now have a registration process that is fully automated from beginning to the end. [adinserterContinue Reading

KOROCHA

By Sussan Ogadimma. Chief press secretary and senior reporter /advert executive to evergreen  newspaper and online media Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has replied the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying that the Commission never recovered N7.9 billion or another money from him. In a statement by hisContinue Reading

Buhari

Fellow Nigerians,    The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in our dear country. This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles.    It is a day to honour our founding fathers who toiledContinue Reading

YEMI

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the multi-million naira international yam market in Zaki-Biam, Ukum Council, Benue State, promising that the Federal government will provide roads and street lights in the market. Prof. Osinbajo, who performed the virtual commissioning from Abuja, said that Zaki Biam market accounted for over 70Continue Reading

PDP

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari could not address the nation on May 29. The party said that President Buhari did not address the nation on the May 29 Inauguration day because he must have assessed his administration and rightly adjudged it a failure.Continue Reading

Rauf

The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 12 as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement on Monday via a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah. While congratulating Nigerians at home andContinue Reading

Kastina govt lifts ban on religious gatherings, others

[adinserter name=”Block 2”] The Governor Aminu Masari led government of Katsina State has relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown in the state. The governor said Friday prayers by Muslim faithful and Sunday services by Christians in the state were now allowed. [adinserter name=”Block 2”] This was announced in a statement the Secretary to theContinue Reading

HUNGER CAUSED THE DEFECTION OF PDP MEMBERS TO APC IN IMO STATE

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo has said hunger caused the defection of its members to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). [adinserter name = “Block 2”] PDP Acting Chairman, Martin Ejiogu, stated this at a media briefing on Thursday. Former chairman, Charles Ezekwem, ex-Publicity Secretary, Damion’s Opara, ex-YouthContinue Reading

NDDC DIRECT OFFICIALS TO GO INTO SELF ISOLATION, SHUTS DOWN OPERATIONS

[adinserter name=”Block 2”] The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) hurriedly shut down its operations on Thursday. The NDDC, through an internal memo announcing the shutdown, directed all its workers to go into self-isolation for two weeks, creating an impression of a COVID-19 scare within the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.Continue Reading

UNKNOWN GUNS MEN KILLS SCHOOL TEACHER AND 4 OTHERS IN NZHARUVO COMMUNITY PLATEAU STATE

A female secondary school teacher and three men have lost their lives when unknown gunmen attacked a fast food joint in Nzharuvo community, in Miango District of Bassa LGA of Plateau State, late Thursday evening. [adinserter name=”Block 2”] President Miango Youth Progressive Association (MYPA), Nuhu Yakubu, who confirmed the incident,Continue Reading

BUHARI'S EMERGENCE HAS PLUNGED THE NATION INTO A DEEPER ABYSS; FANI-KAYODE

[adinserter name=”Block 2”] A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has described the five years of President Muhammadu Buhari as “disastrous.” [adinserter name=”Block 2”] He disagreed with Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, whose weekly column argued the President’s emergence, saved the nation from collapseContinue Reading

imo

  Imo State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr Chiji Collins, has revealed in a statement on Thursday, May 21 that it was necessary for the house to make a huge sacrifice of approving the bill which will stop former speakers and ex-governors from receiving pensions and other entitlement for the benefit andContinue Reading

AUTOMATED AND SEMI AUTOMATED HAND SANITIZER MANCHINE MANUFACTURED AT POLY NEKEDE, IMO STATE

[adinserter name=”Block 2”] In an interview session with Honourable Ikechukwu Sunday Umeh commissioner for technology and development on Thursday, he said they have come up with a manual automated handwashing machine which the governor has seen and has asked to mass-produce and he is giving out 100 Imo youths toContinue Reading

INTERVIEW SESSION WITH HONORABLE IKECHUKWU SUNDAY UMEH COMMISSIONER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT

THE REGIONAL EDITOR OF EVERGREEN NEWSPAPER AND ONLINE MEDIA, DR KELLY IHETU ACCOMPANIED BY NEWS EDITOR MBAOMA CHISOM,  SECRETARY SUSSAN OGADINMA AND SENIOR REPORTER AKUCHIE AMARACHI WITH CREW MEMBERS VISITED HONORABLE IKECHUKWU SUNDAY UMEH (COMMISSIONER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT IMO STATE) AT HIS OFFICE, STATE SECRETARIAT, NEW OWERRI, IMO STATE,Continue Reading

-WAY-OFRIGHT

  The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), on Thursday commended Governors and Houses of Assemby of Imo and Ekiti states for the implementation of the approved Right-of-Way (ROW) price. Ajibola Olude, Secretary of the Association, gave the commendation in a statement in Lagos. He hailed the orders issuedContinue Reading

alwa ibom

  Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has directed a 20% reduction in the salaries of all political office holders in the state. According to a statement signed on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, the decision is due to the prevailing economic realities of dwindlingContinue Reading

Hope

Governor Uzodinma, through his media aide Oguwike Nwachuku, has denied paying herdsmen N8m for alleged missing cows – The Imo state governor described the allegations as fake news sponsored by the opposition PDP – Uzodinma urged the people of Imo state and members of the public generally to be waryContinue Reading