Ekene Umunnakwe Foundation: Touching Lives Across Owerri West LGA

By Eze Amaeshi With its motto as, ” putting  genuine smiles on people’s faces’, the Ekene Umunnakwe Foundation which was established three years ago has actually lived, in all respects, up to the vision behind its establishment. The Foundation, according to its founder, Hon. Ekene Umunnakwe, was established as a response to the various challenges facing people in Owerri west LGA, especially in the area of health, with particular emphasis on eye- related issues. It is also active in promoting quality education and giving promising children a future and assisting…

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INDIA : “Mission Amrit Hastam” Was Born With Dream To Guide And Help Zero Habitats

While many people in the society are still living without food, many people are living on the railway lines and roads.  The government’s food schemes have not reached all parts of the society.  Many paralyzed people do not even have the opportunity to take advantage of the government’s food schemes. Therefore, the “Mission Amruta (Amrit) Hastam” program, organized by the International People’s Enhancement Organization Chinmaya Foundation, was born in the NAAM MANDIR (name temple) in Baruneshwar Kshetra of ​​Binjharpur block of Jajpur district of Odisha state with the dream of…

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Blasphemy Against ASUU And Nigeria

By Farooq A. Kperogi  I am intentionally appropriating, and extending the semantic boundaries of, the term “blasphemy” for this piece because it seems to be the only term that inflames enough passions to get Nigerians to talk, listen, or act. Alhaji Ahmed Idris, the suspended Accountant General of the Federation, has “blasphemed” the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nigeria, and even decency with his stratospheric pillaging of the nation’s resources. One of the consequences of his theft is the closure of our public universities. He should be “beaten,” “stoned,”…

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Owerri Municipal Insistence On  Anukam For Assembly Seat

By Austine Echereozo Recently I boarded a Bus Imo from Tetlow junction to the other end Tetlow that terminates at Wetheral near Ogboshishi. I was actually going to Nekede to meet a friend of mine that lectures as Federal Polytechnic Nekede. Before I entered the bus five persons were already seated, two middle aged men. A young man in his late twenties and two women of which by my calculations, one of the women of which by my calculations, must have sixty. I noticed that they were discussing politics as…

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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY THE IMO CIVIL SOCIETY COMMUNITY HUMAN RIGHTS DESK ON MONDAY 15TH NOVEMBER AFTER AN EMERGENCY MEETING ON THE WORSENING CASES OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND BRUTALIZATION OF INNOCENT CITIZENS BY THE SECURITY AGENCIES IN THE STATE.

Owing to alarming reports on the disturbing increase on cases of brutality against civilians, intimidation and extortion of young people, arson, vandalization and looting of properties and many other unprofessional conducts of security agencies in Imo state, especially on the part of the military and the Police, an emergency meeting of all the civil society groups and pro democracy elements in Imo state was convened. The aim of the meetings is to afford the Civil Society Community the opportunity to formally receive complaints from the victims of these atrocious crimes,…

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South African Last Apartheid President F.W De Clerk Dies at 85

Mr F.W De Clerk, last South African Apartheid President, has died at the age of 85 years! F.W De Clerk joined Politics in 1987 and came to power in 1989, played a crucial role in ending Apartheid. Mr F.W De Clerk ordered the release of Mr Nelson Mandela from prison and lifted the ban on the African National Congress (ANC) party in 1990. It was in his 2nd February, 1990 address to South African parliament that F.W De Clerk announced Mr Nelson Mandela, who had Spent 27years in prison will…

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Ihedioha: Is the Labourer’s task done?

It is not by human power but by the grace of God Almighty that over two decades of the current Democratic dispensation, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has become a puzzle that power brokers in the nation’s political firmament have found a hard row to hoe. Omenkeahuruanya, former governor of Imo State, and former Deputy Speaker of Nigeria’s Federal House of Representatives, has remained an enigma, that keeps waxing stronger and escaping, in the process, the unceasing traps of his ever mounting socio-political traducers. Talk of a cat with nine lives.…

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BIAFRA AS FRANCHISE

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones When the highly revered Ikemba Odumegwu Ojukwu (Eze Igbo Gburugburu) used his family’s wealth, spent his youth and lost his blossoming career in the Army while fighting to protect the Igbos from unprovoked genocidal assaults from some roguish military and civilian murderers who were mostly from the Northern part of Nigeria, he didn’t imagine that his legacies would be converted to a multi-billion dollar spinning criminal venture, manured with the blood of innocent, genuinely patriotic and able-bodied Igbos. When our scientists and technologists were turning scraps…

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Participatory Budgeting and  Development in Owereland

By Kemdi Opara Successful political administration depends to a large extent on efficient  and effective making and implementation of the budget. The budget is a tool for the implementation of social, political and  economic  policies  and  priorities which  impact  on  the  lives  of  the masses but often times, people in the helm of affairs negate this all important aspect of governance. Though the legislative houses participate during the approval and audit stages, budgeting in Nigeria is seen as an exclusive preserve of the executive arm of government, especially as it…

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