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  •  The Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Abia State on Friday announced a fresh governorship primary election following Prof Uche Ikonne s demise Ikonne died on Wednesday after battling a protracted illness The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC directed the party to conduct an election to replace the deceased The directive relied upon the provisions of the New Electoral Act on the replacement of candidates arising from death A statement on Friday by Abia PDP Vice Chairman Elder Abraham Amah said a fresh primary would be conducted on Saturday February 4 2023 The election will commence at 10 a m at the Umuahia Township Stadium Umuahia the capital All interested aspirants are requested to collect Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from the PDP Headquarters at Wadata Plaza Wuse Abuja The sale of both forms begins Friday January 27 and ends on Wednesday February 1 Screening of aspirants will hold at the PDP National Headquarters Wadata Plaza l Abuja on Thursday February 2 at 11 00 am prompt Amah noted Aspirants are expected to present themselves to the State Working Committee SWC of the Abia PDP on Friday February 2 2023 at the State Secretariat The statement added that further directives would be communicated when necessary In mid January Governor Okezie Ikpeazu confirmed the late governorship candidate Uche Ikonne is ill but recovering gradually and progressively I want to report some progress and the progress is that Ikonne is recovering gradually He will be strong enough in the future to join said Ikpeazu a PDP G5 member Ikonne a professor of optometry served as the 7th Vice Chancellor of the Abia State University ABSU Uturu Credit https dailypost ng 2023 01 27 abia pdp fixes february 4 to elect ikonnes replacement
    PDP fixes February 4 to elect Ikonne’s replacement
     The Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Abia State on Friday announced a fresh governorship primary election following Prof Uche Ikonne s demise Ikonne died on Wednesday after battling a protracted illness The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC directed the party to conduct an election to replace the deceased The directive relied upon the provisions of the New Electoral Act on the replacement of candidates arising from death A statement on Friday by Abia PDP Vice Chairman Elder Abraham Amah said a fresh primary would be conducted on Saturday February 4 2023 The election will commence at 10 a m at the Umuahia Township Stadium Umuahia the capital All interested aspirants are requested to collect Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from the PDP Headquarters at Wadata Plaza Wuse Abuja The sale of both forms begins Friday January 27 and ends on Wednesday February 1 Screening of aspirants will hold at the PDP National Headquarters Wadata Plaza l Abuja on Thursday February 2 at 11 00 am prompt Amah noted Aspirants are expected to present themselves to the State Working Committee SWC of the Abia PDP on Friday February 2 2023 at the State Secretariat The statement added that further directives would be communicated when necessary In mid January Governor Okezie Ikpeazu confirmed the late governorship candidate Uche Ikonne is ill but recovering gradually and progressively I want to report some progress and the progress is that Ikonne is recovering gradually He will be strong enough in the future to join said Ikpeazu a PDP G5 member Ikonne a professor of optometry served as the 7th Vice Chancellor of the Abia State University ABSU Uturu Credit https dailypost ng 2023 01 27 abia pdp fixes february 4 to elect ikonnes replacement
    PDP fixes February 4 to elect Ikonne’s replacement
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    PDP fixes February 4 to elect Ikonne’s replacement

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, on Friday, announced a fresh governorship primary election following Prof. Uche Ikonne’s demise.

    Ikonne died on Wednesday after battling a protracted illness.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, directed the party to conduct an election to replace the deceased.

    The directive relied upon the provisions of the New Electoral Act on the replacement of candidates arising from death.

    A statement on Friday by Abia PDP Vice Chairman, Elder Abraham Amah said a fresh primary would be conducted on Saturday February 4, 2023.

    The election will commence at 10 a.m. at the Umuahia Township Stadium, Umuahia, the capital.

    “All interested aspirants are requested to collect Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from the PDP Headquarters at Wadata Plaza, Wuse Abuja.

    “The sale of both forms begins Friday January 27 and ends on Wednesday February 1. Screening of aspirants will hold at the PDP National Headquarters, Wadata Plaza l, Abuja, on Thursday February 2 at 11:00 am prompt”, Amah noted.

    Aspirants are expected to present themselves to the State Working Committee, SWC, of the Abia PDP on Friday February 2, 2023 at the State Secretariat.

    The statement added that further directives would be communicated when necessary.

    In mid-January, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu confirmed the late governorship candidate Uche Ikonne is ill, but “recovering gradually and progressively”.

    “I want to report some progress and the progress is that Ikonne is recovering gradually. He will be strong enough in the future to join,” said Ikpeazu, a PDP G5 member.

    Ikonne, a professor of optometry, served as the 7th Vice-Chancellor of the Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu.

    Credit: https://dailypost.ng/2023/01/27/abia-pdp-fixes-february-4-to-elect-ikonnes-replacement/

  •  The people of Ngwa in Abia State have begun to shop for a replacement for Uche Ikonne a professor and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP who died Wednesday A credible source within the Government House in Umuahia told BusinessDay that although the Ngwa clan was devastated by the sad development it had started to look for another suitable politician from among them to fill the vacant position It is a sad development I must tell you It was a tough journey before we came to where we are now in terms of arriving at the decision of which bloc should produce the next governor of Abia Many chieftains of PDP left the party as a result of the disagreement that resulted from that decision Despite what has happened however the arrangement still subsist Ngwa axis has to make another nomination I can confirm to you that the search has begun in line with the new Electoral Act as amended the source said on condition of anonymity Another stakeholder in the Abia politics who spoke with our correspondent said that the spirit of equity that produced the late Ikonne was still in full force Professor Ikonne was a product of the Charter of Equity which Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and other leaders in the state believe should come into effect Despite the sudden death the state is going ahead to respect the letters of that charter this time around To that end we are now looking for soneone with the high level of credibility and competence that Prof Ikonne was known for We are calling on the people to go to work immediately Time is of essence I think within two weeks a new candidate should emerge the stakeholder said In reaction to BusinessDay s inquiry on the next possible step by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Rotimi Oyekanmi chief press secretary to the Commission s chairman said Section 33 of the Electoral Act 2022 states A political party shall not be allowed to change or substitute its candidate whose name has been submitted under Section 29 except in the case of death or withdrawal by the candidate Provided that in the case of such withdrawal or death of the candidate the political party affected shall within 14 days of the occurrence of the event hold a fresh primary election to produce and submit a fresh candidate to the Commission for the election concerned Chikezie Uche Ikonne son of the departed professor had Wednesday issued a statement titled Death of Professor Eleazear Uchenna Ikonne on behalf of the family Credit https businessday ng politics article ngwa axis of abia begins to shop for ikonnes replacement
    Ngwa axis of Abia begins to shop for Ikonne’s replacement
     The people of Ngwa in Abia State have begun to shop for a replacement for Uche Ikonne a professor and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP who died Wednesday A credible source within the Government House in Umuahia told BusinessDay that although the Ngwa clan was devastated by the sad development it had started to look for another suitable politician from among them to fill the vacant position It is a sad development I must tell you It was a tough journey before we came to where we are now in terms of arriving at the decision of which bloc should produce the next governor of Abia Many chieftains of PDP left the party as a result of the disagreement that resulted from that decision Despite what has happened however the arrangement still subsist Ngwa axis has to make another nomination I can confirm to you that the search has begun in line with the new Electoral Act as amended the source said on condition of anonymity Another stakeholder in the Abia politics who spoke with our correspondent said that the spirit of equity that produced the late Ikonne was still in full force Professor Ikonne was a product of the Charter of Equity which Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and other leaders in the state believe should come into effect Despite the sudden death the state is going ahead to respect the letters of that charter this time around To that end we are now looking for soneone with the high level of credibility and competence that Prof Ikonne was known for We are calling on the people to go to work immediately Time is of essence I think within two weeks a new candidate should emerge the stakeholder said In reaction to BusinessDay s inquiry on the next possible step by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Rotimi Oyekanmi chief press secretary to the Commission s chairman said Section 33 of the Electoral Act 2022 states A political party shall not be allowed to change or substitute its candidate whose name has been submitted under Section 29 except in the case of death or withdrawal by the candidate Provided that in the case of such withdrawal or death of the candidate the political party affected shall within 14 days of the occurrence of the event hold a fresh primary election to produce and submit a fresh candidate to the Commission for the election concerned Chikezie Uche Ikonne son of the departed professor had Wednesday issued a statement titled Death of Professor Eleazear Uchenna Ikonne on behalf of the family Credit https businessday ng politics article ngwa axis of abia begins to shop for ikonnes replacement
    Ngwa axis of Abia begins to shop for Ikonne’s replacement
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    Ngwa axis of Abia begins to shop for Ikonne’s replacement

    The people of Ngwa in Abia State have begun to shop for a replacement for Uche Ikonne, a professor and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who died Wednesday. A credible source within the Government House in Umuahia told BusinessDay that although the Ngwa clan was devastated by the sad development, it had started to look for another suitable politician from among them to fill the vacant position.

    “It is a sad development I must tell you. It was a tough journey before we came to where we are now in terms of arriving at the decision of which bloc should produce the next governor of Abia. Many chieftains of PDP left the party as a result of the disagreement that resulted from that decision. Despite what has happened however, the arrangement still subsist. Ngwa axis has to make another nomination. I can confirm to you that the search has begun in line with the new Electoral Act as amended,” the source said on condition of anonymity.

    Another stakeholder in the Abia politics who spoke with our correspondent said that the spirit of equity that produced the late Ikonne was still in full force.

    “Professor Ikonne was a product of the ‘Charter of Equity’ which Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and other leaders in the state believe should come into effect. Despite the sudden death, the state is going ahead to respect the letters of that charter this time around. To that end, we are now looking for soneone with the high level of credibility and competence that Prof Ikonne was known for. We are calling on the people to go to work immediately. Time is of essence. I think, within two weeks, a new candidate should emerge,” the stakeholder said. In reaction to BusinessDay’s inquiry on the next possible step by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to the Commission’s chairman, said: “Section 33 of the Electoral Act 2022 states: “A political party shall not be allowed to change or substitute its candidate whose name has been submitted under Section 29, except in the case of death or withdrawal by the candidate.

    “Provided that in the case of such withdrawal or death of the candidate, the political party affected shall, within 14 days of the occurrence of the event, hold a fresh primary election to produce and submit a fresh candidate to the Commission for the election concerned.” Chikezie Uche-Ikonne, son of the departed professor, had Wednesday issued a statement titled ‘Death of Professor Eleazear Uchenna Ikonne’, on behalf of the family.

    Credit: https://businessday.ng/politics/article/ngwa-axis-of-abia-begins-to-shop-for-ikonnes-replacement/

  •  The Nigerian Immigration Service NIS has blamed the actions and inactions of applicants for the delays experienced in the processing of passport applications in Nigeria The NIS said passports that are delayed for more than eight weeks are those for which applicants provided wrong information and their applications were rejected by the system It said such cases are usually very difficult to resolve if the applicants provided the wrong contact details such as phone numbers and emails Tony Akuneme deputy comptroller of immigration and service PRO told BusinessDay that over 45 percent of passport applicants do not have a clue of what exactly they want to use them for as there are over 140 000 passports awaiting collection across Nigeria with some now expired Akuneme said some applicants started the process and had cause to travel to other African countries by sea or desert and abandoned their passports while some others left the agents processing the passports and moved on to another agent He said Some people travel with other people s documents and now they want to get a new passport When they go to a Nigerian embassy wherever they are and put their fingerprints the system will automatically reject their applications They do not understand the idea of the e passport This is because the system will indicate that you are showing up as a new person instead of someone who registered before So when this happens they feel they are being delayed It is in the process of producing these passports that we find out that the Automated Fingerprint Integrated System has rejected them This is because the owners have had passports before and they did not disclose it and they come to get another one possibly with another name or information and it is only when they have finished the front office process and gone away that we go to the back end and we find out that the system says the applicant is fake He said all efforts to reach these applicants are often unsuccessful because the contact details they put on the application are fake It is only in Nigeria you see people changing the date of birth and place of birth Most Nigerians do passports driver s licences and other documentation through agents who give wrong information about applicants We at NIS are the ones frustrated We have enough booklets In Lagos alone in one month 35 000 booklets were issued he said Akuneme however said that while collection in Lagos may take a little longer than in other states as a result of the population states like Enugu Owerri Anambra Jigawa Sokoto and Adamawa take between two days to one week for collection after capture He said There are some Nigerians that believe that their passports are not authentic and they will not get visas unless it is issued in Lagos or Abuja We are ensuring we change this perception for Nigerians I have sent people to Umuahia and in seven days they get their passports This is because there is no rush in these places I sent a family to Awka in Anambra State and in three days they got their passports The e passport is one of the most respected integrity wise across the world Nigeria is the fifth in terms of countries that have migrated to enhanced passports in the world We want Nigerians to know that they can go online and make their applications and show up in the passport office of their choice and they will be attended to Although in Lagos we have the crowd because of the population He said the National Identity Number issues will soon be resolved as the National Identity Management Commission is trying to integrate its systems with that of NIS to facilitate passport processing Now On Sale Book On International Arbitration amp ADR And The Rule Of Law The book goes for fifteen thousand Naira N 15 000 only Call any of the numbers below to place your order 08052508679 and 08106743227 or visit Theemploymentlawhandbook com for more information Here are the wigs for your call to bar kindly place your order yetmorislaw Dm us on WhatsApp 08033855230 08026887010 Source Credit https thenigerialawyer com applicants to blame for passport delays nis
    Applicants To Blame For Passport Delays
     The Nigerian Immigration Service NIS has blamed the actions and inactions of applicants for the delays experienced in the processing of passport applications in Nigeria The NIS said passports that are delayed for more than eight weeks are those for which applicants provided wrong information and their applications were rejected by the system It said such cases are usually very difficult to resolve if the applicants provided the wrong contact details such as phone numbers and emails Tony Akuneme deputy comptroller of immigration and service PRO told BusinessDay that over 45 percent of passport applicants do not have a clue of what exactly they want to use them for as there are over 140 000 passports awaiting collection across Nigeria with some now expired Akuneme said some applicants started the process and had cause to travel to other African countries by sea or desert and abandoned their passports while some others left the agents processing the passports and moved on to another agent He said Some people travel with other people s documents and now they want to get a new passport When they go to a Nigerian embassy wherever they are and put their fingerprints the system will automatically reject their applications They do not understand the idea of the e passport This is because the system will indicate that you are showing up as a new person instead of someone who registered before So when this happens they feel they are being delayed It is in the process of producing these passports that we find out that the Automated Fingerprint Integrated System has rejected them This is because the owners have had passports before and they did not disclose it and they come to get another one possibly with another name or information and it is only when they have finished the front office process and gone away that we go to the back end and we find out that the system says the applicant is fake He said all efforts to reach these applicants are often unsuccessful because the contact details they put on the application are fake It is only in Nigeria you see people changing the date of birth and place of birth Most Nigerians do passports driver s licences and other documentation through agents who give wrong information about applicants We at NIS are the ones frustrated We have enough booklets In Lagos alone in one month 35 000 booklets were issued he said Akuneme however said that while collection in Lagos may take a little longer than in other states as a result of the population states like Enugu Owerri Anambra Jigawa Sokoto and Adamawa take between two days to one week for collection after capture He said There are some Nigerians that believe that their passports are not authentic and they will not get visas unless it is issued in Lagos or Abuja We are ensuring we change this perception for Nigerians I have sent people to Umuahia and in seven days they get their passports This is because there is no rush in these places I sent a family to Awka in Anambra State and in three days they got their passports The e passport is one of the most respected integrity wise across the world Nigeria is the fifth in terms of countries that have migrated to enhanced passports in the world We want Nigerians to know that they can go online and make their applications and show up in the passport office of their choice and they will be attended to Although in Lagos we have the crowd because of the population He said the National Identity Number issues will soon be resolved as the National Identity Management Commission is trying to integrate its systems with that of NIS to facilitate passport processing Now On Sale Book On International Arbitration amp ADR And The Rule Of Law The book goes for fifteen thousand Naira N 15 000 only Call any of the numbers below to place your order 08052508679 and 08106743227 or visit Theemploymentlawhandbook com for more information Here are the wigs for your call to bar kindly place your order yetmorislaw Dm us on WhatsApp 08033855230 08026887010 Source Credit https thenigerialawyer com applicants to blame for passport delays nis
    Applicants To Blame For Passport Delays
    General news2 weeks ago

    Applicants To Blame For Passport Delays

    The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has blamed the actions and inactions of applicants for the delays experienced in the processing of passport applications in Nigeria.

    The NIS said passports that are delayed for more than eight weeks are those for which applicants provided wrong information and their applications were rejected by the system.

    It said such cases are usually very difficult to resolve if the applicants provided the wrong contact details such as phone numbers and emails.

    Tony Akuneme, deputy comptroller of immigration and service PRO, told BusinessDay that over 45 percent of passport applicants do not have a clue of what exactly they want to use them for as there are over 140,000 passports awaiting collection across Nigeria, with some now expired.

    Akuneme said some applicants started the process and had cause to travel to other African countries by sea or desert and abandoned their passports, while some others left the agents processing the passports and moved on to another agent.

    He said: “Some people travel with other people’s documents and now they want to get a new passport. When they go to a Nigerian embassy wherever they are and put their fingerprints, the system will automatically reject their applications. They do not understand the idea of the e-passport. This is because the system will indicate that you are showing up as a new person instead of someone who registered before.

    “So, when this happens, they feel they are being delayed. It is in the process of producing these passports that we find out that the Automated Fingerprint Integrated System has rejected them. This is because the owners have had passports before and they did not disclose it and they come to get another one, possibly with another name or information, and it is only when they have finished the front office process and gone away that we go to the back end and we find out that the system says the applicant is fake.

    He said all efforts to reach these applicants are often unsuccessful because the contact details they put on the application are fake.

    “It is only in Nigeria you see people changing the date of birth and place of birth. Most Nigerians do passports, driver’s licences, and other documentation through agents who give wrong information about applicants. We at NIS are the ones frustrated. We have enough booklets. In Lagos alone, in one month, 35,000 booklets were issued,” he said.

    Akuneme, however, said that while collection in Lagos may take a little longer than in other states as a result of the population, states like Enugu, Owerri, Anambra, Jigawa, Sokoto, and Adamawa take between two days to one week for collection after capture.

    He said: “There are some Nigerians that believe that their passports are not authentic and they will not get visas unless it is issued in Lagos or Abuja. We are ensuring we change this perception for Nigerians. I have sent people to Umuahia and in seven days, they get their passports. This is because there is no rush in these places. I sent a family to Awka in Anambra State, and in three days, they got their passports.

    “The e-passport is one of the most respected integrity-wise across the world. Nigeria is the fifth in terms of countries that have migrated to enhanced passports in the world. We want Nigerians to know that they can go online and make their applications and show up in the passport office of their choice and they will be attended to. Although, in Lagos, we have the crowd because of the population.

    He said the National Identity Number issues will soon be resolved as the National Identity Management Commission is trying to integrate its systems with that of NIS to facilitate passport processing.

    [Now On Sale] Book On “International Arbitration & ADR And The Rule Of Law”

    The book goes for fifteen thousand Naira (N 15,000) only. Call any of the numbers below to place your order 08052508679 and 08106743227; or visit, Theemploymentlawhandbook.com. for more information.

    Here are the wigs for your call to bar kindly place your order @yetmorislaw Dm us on WhatsApp 08033855230, 08026887010.

    Source Credit: https://thenigerialawyer.com/applicants-to-blame-for-passport-delays-nis/

  •   Two weeks after the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN approved the circulation of the redesigned naira most people in the southeastern region of the country have yet to see or receive the new notes from money depository banks This is not unique to rural areas as some urban dwellers who have commercial bank accounts also complained that they have not seen the new notes as banks continue to pay for the old notes Kate Orji an official with the Abia state information ministry who is based in Umuahia the state capital told BusinessDay that she has not seen any denominations on the new notes since the launch I use the ATM when I need cash and no one has issued the new bills This is the same experience in Owerri Aba Enugu and Abakiliki A total of 10 people interviewed in Owerri the capital of Imo state said they had not seen the new banknotes The circulation rate is very slow and the banks here in Owerri are still giving out the old notes said Okechukwu Opara a businessman And recently I saw a photo of the new banknote that washes when the rain touches it Can this note stand the test of time Won t it be a problem with the rainy season she asked Also Read Naira Falls in Forex Markets Godwin Emefiele Governor of the CBN on October 26 2022 announced that new naira notes would be introduced to replace the current 200 500 and 1000 notes The CBN approved the circulation of the redesigned notes on Thursday December 15 2022 while the existing notes would cease to be considered legal tender on January 31 2023 According to CBN the notes were redesigned to address the problem of individuals who have made currency fraud their main source of income The currency change also aims to deal a fatal blow to the growing kidnap and ransom industry The change in banknotes is also said to help reduce the rate of inflation as well as control the amount of money in circulation Credit https businessday ng news article new naira notes unavailable in s east 2 weeks after launch
    New naira notes not available in S/East 2 weeks after launch
      Two weeks after the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN approved the circulation of the redesigned naira most people in the southeastern region of the country have yet to see or receive the new notes from money depository banks This is not unique to rural areas as some urban dwellers who have commercial bank accounts also complained that they have not seen the new notes as banks continue to pay for the old notes Kate Orji an official with the Abia state information ministry who is based in Umuahia the state capital told BusinessDay that she has not seen any denominations on the new notes since the launch I use the ATM when I need cash and no one has issued the new bills This is the same experience in Owerri Aba Enugu and Abakiliki A total of 10 people interviewed in Owerri the capital of Imo state said they had not seen the new banknotes The circulation rate is very slow and the banks here in Owerri are still giving out the old notes said Okechukwu Opara a businessman And recently I saw a photo of the new banknote that washes when the rain touches it Can this note stand the test of time Won t it be a problem with the rainy season she asked Also Read Naira Falls in Forex Markets Godwin Emefiele Governor of the CBN on October 26 2022 announced that new naira notes would be introduced to replace the current 200 500 and 1000 notes The CBN approved the circulation of the redesigned notes on Thursday December 15 2022 while the existing notes would cease to be considered legal tender on January 31 2023 According to CBN the notes were redesigned to address the problem of individuals who have made currency fraud their main source of income The currency change also aims to deal a fatal blow to the growing kidnap and ransom industry The change in banknotes is also said to help reduce the rate of inflation as well as control the amount of money in circulation Credit https businessday ng news article new naira notes unavailable in s east 2 weeks after launch
    New naira notes not available in S/East 2 weeks after launch
    General news4 weeks ago

    New naira notes not available in S/East 2 weeks after launch

    Two weeks after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) approved the circulation of the redesigned naira, most people in the southeastern region of the country have yet to see or receive the new notes from money depository banks.

    This is not unique to rural areas, as some urban dwellers, who have commercial bank accounts, also complained that they have not seen the new notes as banks continue to pay for the old notes.

    Kate Orji, an official with the Abia state information ministry, who is based in Umuahia, the state capital, told BusinessDay that she has not seen any denominations on the new notes since the launch.

    “I use the ATM when I need cash and no one has issued the new bills.

    This is the same experience in Owerri, Aba, Enugu and Abakiliki. A total of 10 people interviewed in Owerri, the capital of Imo state, said they had not seen the new banknotes.

    “The circulation rate is very slow and the banks here in Owerri are still giving out the old notes,” said Okechukwu Opara, a businessman.

    “And recently I saw a photo of the new banknote that washes when the rain touches it; Can this note stand the test of time? Won't it be a problem with the rainy season? she asked.

    Also Read: Naira Falls in Forex Markets

    Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the CBN, on October 26, 2022, announced that new naira notes would be introduced to replace the current 200, 500 and 1000 notes.

    The CBN approved the circulation of the redesigned notes on Thursday, December 15, 2022, while the existing notes would cease to be considered legal tender on January 31, 2023.

    According to CBN, the notes were redesigned to address the problem of individuals, who have made currency fraud their main source of income.

    The currency change also aims to deal a fatal blow to the growing kidnap and ransom industry.

    The change in banknotes is also said to help reduce the rate of inflation, as well as control the amount of money in circulation.

    Credit: https://businessday.ng/news/article/new-naira-notes-unavailable-in-s-east-2-weeks-after-launch/

  •   Seals hotels mansions bank accounts linked to kingpin recovers exotic vehicles Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA have arrested Mr Onyeaghalachi Stephen Nwogwugwu one of two brothers who serve as major sources of illicit drug supplies in Southeast and South south zones of the country after nine years on his trail The elder brother Eze Kaleb Stephen who is also wanted narrowly escaped during the overnight operation carried out simultaneously in their two locations Umuahia and Ntigha Okpuola community in Isiala Ngwa North Local Council of Abia State NDLEA s Director Media and Advocacy Femi Babafemi in a statement yesterday said investigations showed that the two brothers began a career in the illicit drug business since the late 90s when they started as pocket dealers before they later established smoking joints bunks in their community Ntigha Okpuola and subsequently grew to become barons owning hotels houses in choice areas of Abia Rivers and Imo states with exotic cars in their homes Babafemi said the Agency has been on their trail since 2013 when they organised a mob attack on some of NDLEA operatives who attempted to apprehend them during a raid According to him one of the officers attacked then is still bedridden till date The two drug lords equally own armed militia guarding their houses and drug stores where they deal in assorted illicit substances like cocaine heroin Methamphetamine Mpuru miri Loud Arizona and all sorts Fresh bid to bring the duo to book and end their criminal trade was launched four months ago leading to a simultaneous raid operation on their locations on Saturday November 26 2022 While the younger brother Onyeaghalachi Stephen Nwogwugwu who lives in Umuahia the Abia State capital was successfully arrested the elder brother Eze Kaleb Stephen narrowly escaped when his Ntigha Okpuola community home was stormed by operatives backed by men of the Nigerian Army In the course of the operation one of their militiamen Eberechi Kingsley Monday was also arrested During the raid quantities of cocaine and variants of Cannabis sativa were recovered from the two houses while the Agency has so far sealed two hotels one eatery two mansions linked to them and recovered three exotic vehicles from their homes as efforts are ongoing to trace more of their bank accounts and properties The identified hotels include Jahlove Hotel Mbawsi Isiala Ngwa North Local Council Noicyhl Luxury Hotel Aba Port Harcourt expressway Aba and Royal Cruise Fast Food Enugu Port Harcourt expressway Isiala Ngwa North Local Council all in Abia State Babafemi said Reacting to the development Chairman Chief Executive of NDLEA Brig Gen Mohammed Buba Marwa Retd commended the officers and men of the Agency involved in the operation as well as men of the military who supported them for their professionalism According to Marwa it is in the interest of the fleeing baron to turn himself in before the Agency smokes him out because there would be no hiding place for him
    NDLEA arrests wanted drug kingpin, brother on the run in Abia
      Seals hotels mansions bank accounts linked to kingpin recovers exotic vehicles Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA have arrested Mr Onyeaghalachi Stephen Nwogwugwu one of two brothers who serve as major sources of illicit drug supplies in Southeast and South south zones of the country after nine years on his trail The elder brother Eze Kaleb Stephen who is also wanted narrowly escaped during the overnight operation carried out simultaneously in their two locations Umuahia and Ntigha Okpuola community in Isiala Ngwa North Local Council of Abia State NDLEA s Director Media and Advocacy Femi Babafemi in a statement yesterday said investigations showed that the two brothers began a career in the illicit drug business since the late 90s when they started as pocket dealers before they later established smoking joints bunks in their community Ntigha Okpuola and subsequently grew to become barons owning hotels houses in choice areas of Abia Rivers and Imo states with exotic cars in their homes Babafemi said the Agency has been on their trail since 2013 when they organised a mob attack on some of NDLEA operatives who attempted to apprehend them during a raid According to him one of the officers attacked then is still bedridden till date The two drug lords equally own armed militia guarding their houses and drug stores where they deal in assorted illicit substances like cocaine heroin Methamphetamine Mpuru miri Loud Arizona and all sorts Fresh bid to bring the duo to book and end their criminal trade was launched four months ago leading to a simultaneous raid operation on their locations on Saturday November 26 2022 While the younger brother Onyeaghalachi Stephen Nwogwugwu who lives in Umuahia the Abia State capital was successfully arrested the elder brother Eze Kaleb Stephen narrowly escaped when his Ntigha Okpuola community home was stormed by operatives backed by men of the Nigerian Army In the course of the operation one of their militiamen Eberechi Kingsley Monday was also arrested During the raid quantities of cocaine and variants of Cannabis sativa were recovered from the two houses while the Agency has so far sealed two hotels one eatery two mansions linked to them and recovered three exotic vehicles from their homes as efforts are ongoing to trace more of their bank accounts and properties The identified hotels include Jahlove Hotel Mbawsi Isiala Ngwa North Local Council Noicyhl Luxury Hotel Aba Port Harcourt expressway Aba and Royal Cruise Fast Food Enugu Port Harcourt expressway Isiala Ngwa North Local Council all in Abia State Babafemi said Reacting to the development Chairman Chief Executive of NDLEA Brig Gen Mohammed Buba Marwa Retd commended the officers and men of the Agency involved in the operation as well as men of the military who supported them for their professionalism According to Marwa it is in the interest of the fleeing baron to turn himself in before the Agency smokes him out because there would be no hiding place for him
    NDLEA arrests wanted drug kingpin, brother on the run in Abia
    Foreign2 months ago

    NDLEA arrests wanted drug kingpin, brother on the run in Abia

    Seals hotels, mansions, bank accounts linked to kingpin, recovers exotic vehicles Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested Mr. Onyeaghalachi Stephen Nwogwugwu,  one of two brothers who serve as major sources of illicit drug supplies in Southeast and South south zones of the country, after nine years on his trail.   

    The elder brother, Eze Kaleb Stephen, who is also wanted, narrowly escaped during the overnight operation carried out simultaneously in their two locations: Umuahia and Ntigha Okpuola community in Isiala Ngwa North Local Council of Abia State.   

    NDLEA’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement, yesterday, said investigations showed that the two brothers began a career in the illicit drug business since the late 90s when they started as pocket dealers before they later established smoking joints/bunks in their community, Ntigha Okpuola and subsequently grew to become barons; owning hotels, houses in choice areas of Abia, Rivers and Imo states, with exotic cars in their homes. 

    Babafemi said the Agency has been on their trail since 2013, when they organised a mob attack on some of NDLEA operatives who attempted to apprehend them during a raid.   

    According to him,  one of the officers attacked then is still bedridden till date. 

    “The two drug lords equally own armed militia guarding their houses and drug stores, where they deal in assorted illicit substances like cocaine, heroin, Methamphetamine (Mpuru-miri), Loud/Arizona and all sorts. 

    “Fresh bid to bring the duo to book and end their criminal trade was launched four months ago, leading to a simultaneous raid operation on their locations on Saturday, November 26, 2022. 

    “While the younger brother, Onyeaghalachi Stephen Nwogwugwu, who lives in Umuahia, the Abia State capital was successfully arrested, the elder brother, Eze Kaleb Stephen, narrowly escaped when his Ntigha Okpuola community home was stormed by operatives backed by men of the Nigerian Army. In the course of the operation, one of their militiamen, Eberechi Kingsley Monday was also arrested. 

    “During the raid, quantities of cocaine and variants of Cannabis sativa were recovered from the two houses, while the Agency has so far sealed two hotels, one eatery, two mansions linked to them and recovered three exotic vehicles from their homes as efforts are ongoing to trace more of their bank accounts and properties. 

    The identified hotels include: Jahlove Hotel, Mbawsi, Isiala Ngwa North Local Council, Noicyhl Luxury Hotel, Aba -Port-Harcourt expressway, Aba and Royal Cruise Fast Food, Enugu- Port Harcourt expressway, Isiala Ngwa North Local Council, all in Abia State,” Babafemi said.   

    Reacting to the development, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd), commended the officers and men of the Agency involved in the operation as well as men of the military who supported them for their professionalism.

    According to Marwa,  it is in the interest of the fleeing baron to turn himself in before the Agency smokes him out because there would be no hiding place for him.

  •   What could be described as double speak by Abia State Peoples Democratic Party PDP on whether or not it would support the party s presidential candidate Abubakar Atiku unfolded yesterday despite the seeming negative disposition towards Atiku by the state governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and four other PDP governors known as Integrity G5 PDP Governors The posture of the five governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State Dr Samuel Ortom of Benue State Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State Mr Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Dr Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has allegedly been not to support Atiku s presidential ambition Addressing journalists yesterday the state PDP Vice Chairman Abraham Amah announced that the state PDP would tomorrow November 24 formally flag off its campaigns for the 2023 general elections at the Township Stadium Umuahia the state capital He said that the state PDP would not fail to speak the truth or decry an anomaly in the party because of its support for Atiku s presidential bid Amah disclosed that the position of the G5 PDP governors including the leader of the party in the state Ikpeazu couldn t imply that the party cannot say the truth Amah said We believe in Atiku s candidacy because we believe he has the capacity to preside over the country as president He indicated that in the coming days pending issues would be resolved
    Abia PDP declares support for Atiku despite G5 governors’ position
      What could be described as double speak by Abia State Peoples Democratic Party PDP on whether or not it would support the party s presidential candidate Abubakar Atiku unfolded yesterday despite the seeming negative disposition towards Atiku by the state governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and four other PDP governors known as Integrity G5 PDP Governors The posture of the five governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State Dr Samuel Ortom of Benue State Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State Mr Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Dr Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has allegedly been not to support Atiku s presidential ambition Addressing journalists yesterday the state PDP Vice Chairman Abraham Amah announced that the state PDP would tomorrow November 24 formally flag off its campaigns for the 2023 general elections at the Township Stadium Umuahia the state capital He said that the state PDP would not fail to speak the truth or decry an anomaly in the party because of its support for Atiku s presidential bid Amah disclosed that the position of the G5 PDP governors including the leader of the party in the state Ikpeazu couldn t imply that the party cannot say the truth Amah said We believe in Atiku s candidacy because we believe he has the capacity to preside over the country as president He indicated that in the coming days pending issues would be resolved
    Abia PDP declares support for Atiku despite G5 governors’ position
    Foreign2 months ago

    Abia PDP declares support for Atiku despite G5 governors’ position

    What could be described as double-speak by Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on whether or not it would support the party’s presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku, unfolded, yesterday, despite the seeming negative disposition towards Atiku by the state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, and four other PDP governors, known as ‘Integrity G5 PDP Governors.

    ’ The posture of the five governors, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Dr. Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Mr. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, has allegedly been not to support Atiku’s presidential ambition.

    Addressing journalists, yesterday, the state PDP Vice Chairman, Abraham Amah, announced that the state PDP would tomorrow, November 24, formally flag off its campaigns for the 2023 general elections at the Township Stadium Umuahia, the state capital.

    He said that the state PDP would not fail to speak the truth or decry an anomaly in the party, because of its support for Atiku’s presidential bid.

    Amah disclosed that the position of the G5 PDP governors, including the leader of the party in the state, Ikpeazu, couldn’t imply that the party cannot say the truth.

    Amah said: “We believe in Atiku’s candidacy because we believe he has the capacity to preside over the country as president.

    ” He indicated that in the coming days, pending issues would be resolved.

  •   The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative NEITI has called for the participation of Nigerian women throughout the value chain of exploration production crude oil refining and extraction of mineral deposits NEITI urged the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria APWEN to lead this conversation as professionals and provide the necessary guidance and expertise in this area Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji Executive Secretary of NEITI made the call on Saturday in Abuja at the 5th Annual Nkechi Isigwe Conference NIAL hosted labeled Diversity and Inclusion in the Nigerian Extractive Industry The Perspective of a entrepreneur Orji in a keynote address said the Federal Government had identified seven strategic minerals and designated them as a priority for promotion and investment According to him the strategic minerals found throughout the country are barite gold bitumen iron lead zinc coal and limestone NEITI stands ready to offer any support to help our women realize their full potential in the sector she said He stressed the need to maximize gender inclusion and equity in the governance of extractive industries and broaden the participation and inclusion of women in the management of the sector She said NEITI s goal remained to work with the association to remove structural barriers that prevent women girls and other vulnerable groups from participating in sustainable natural resource management and other potential gendered impacts of extractive activities The global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative EITI implemented by NEITI is founded on the philosophy that regular disclosures of information and data in the extractive sector will promote public debate encourage civic action and accountability accounts She urged the association to take a serious interest in the NEITI reports and use the contents to demand not only accountability but greater participation of women in the sector NEITI in accordance with the EITI mandate on gender reporting is conducting a series of studies on the gender impact of extractive activities One of these studies will soon be presented to the public It focuses on the impact of mining on our communities through the prism of inclusion and gender impact Our goal is to address the huge gap in the gender imbalance in employment investment and decision making in extractive sector organizations through empirical evidence based on data and constructive engagements he said Dr Elizabeth Eterigho President of APWEN said the NIAL conference series could be termed as a conference series on capacity development in particular entrepreneurship Eterigho described the honoree Nkechi Isigwe as one of the founding members of the association who answered the clarion call in establishing the association in 1982 She said that in view of the United Nations UN Women s Empowerment Initiative the 2022 Nkechi Isigwe annual conference was established to empower women precisely widows For the inaugural edition of the empowerment program three widows from Umuahia in Abia State residing in Abuja will be beneficiaries of the scheme We believe that this initiative will particularly improve or increase the efforts of widows in training their children in schools thus leaving a better life he said In support of this initiative he called on all well meaning Nigerians and corporate organizations who appreciate the empowerment of women particularly widows to support this initiative Edited Source Credit NAN
    NEITI seeks women involvement in crude oil value chain
      The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative NEITI has called for the participation of Nigerian women throughout the value chain of exploration production crude oil refining and extraction of mineral deposits NEITI urged the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria APWEN to lead this conversation as professionals and provide the necessary guidance and expertise in this area Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji Executive Secretary of NEITI made the call on Saturday in Abuja at the 5th Annual Nkechi Isigwe Conference NIAL hosted labeled Diversity and Inclusion in the Nigerian Extractive Industry The Perspective of a entrepreneur Orji in a keynote address said the Federal Government had identified seven strategic minerals and designated them as a priority for promotion and investment According to him the strategic minerals found throughout the country are barite gold bitumen iron lead zinc coal and limestone NEITI stands ready to offer any support to help our women realize their full potential in the sector she said He stressed the need to maximize gender inclusion and equity in the governance of extractive industries and broaden the participation and inclusion of women in the management of the sector She said NEITI s goal remained to work with the association to remove structural barriers that prevent women girls and other vulnerable groups from participating in sustainable natural resource management and other potential gendered impacts of extractive activities The global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative EITI implemented by NEITI is founded on the philosophy that regular disclosures of information and data in the extractive sector will promote public debate encourage civic action and accountability accounts She urged the association to take a serious interest in the NEITI reports and use the contents to demand not only accountability but greater participation of women in the sector NEITI in accordance with the EITI mandate on gender reporting is conducting a series of studies on the gender impact of extractive activities One of these studies will soon be presented to the public It focuses on the impact of mining on our communities through the prism of inclusion and gender impact Our goal is to address the huge gap in the gender imbalance in employment investment and decision making in extractive sector organizations through empirical evidence based on data and constructive engagements he said Dr Elizabeth Eterigho President of APWEN said the NIAL conference series could be termed as a conference series on capacity development in particular entrepreneurship Eterigho described the honoree Nkechi Isigwe as one of the founding members of the association who answered the clarion call in establishing the association in 1982 She said that in view of the United Nations UN Women s Empowerment Initiative the 2022 Nkechi Isigwe annual conference was established to empower women precisely widows For the inaugural edition of the empowerment program three widows from Umuahia in Abia State residing in Abuja will be beneficiaries of the scheme We believe that this initiative will particularly improve or increase the efforts of widows in training their children in schools thus leaving a better life he said In support of this initiative he called on all well meaning Nigerians and corporate organizations who appreciate the empowerment of women particularly widows to support this initiative Edited Source Credit NAN
    NEITI seeks women involvement in crude oil value chain
    General news3 months ago

    NEITI seeks women involvement in crude oil value chain

    The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has called for the participation of Nigerian women throughout the value chain of exploration, production, crude oil refining and extraction of mineral deposits.

    NEITI urged the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) to lead this conversation as professionals and provide the necessary guidance and expertise in this area.

    Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, Executive Secretary of NEITI, made the call on Saturday in Abuja at the 5th Annual Nkechi Isigwe Conference (NIAL), hosted, labeled "Diversity and Inclusion in the Nigerian Extractive Industry: The Perspective of a entrepreneur".

    Orji, in a keynote address, said the Federal Government had identified seven strategic minerals and designated them as a priority for promotion and investment.

    According to him, the strategic minerals found throughout the country are barite, gold, bitumen, iron, lead/zinc, coal and limestone.

    “NEITI stands ready to offer any support to help our women realize their full potential in the sector,” she said.

    He stressed the need to maximize gender inclusion and equity in the governance of extractive industries and broaden the participation and inclusion of women in the management of the sector.

    She said NEITI's goal remained to work with the association to remove structural barriers that prevent women, girls and other vulnerable groups from participating in sustainable natural resource management and other potential gendered impacts of extractive activities.

    “The global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), implemented by NEITI, is founded on the philosophy that regular disclosures of information and data in the extractive sector will promote public debate, encourage civic action and accountability. accounts.

    She urged the association to take a serious interest in the NEITI reports and use the contents to demand not only accountability, but greater participation of women in the sector.

    “NEITI, in accordance with the EITI mandate on gender reporting, is conducting a series of studies on the gender impact of extractive activities.

    “One of these studies will soon be presented to the public. It focuses on the impact of mining on our communities through the prism of inclusion and gender impact.

    “Our goal is to address the huge gap in the gender imbalance in employment, investment and decision-making in extractive sector organizations through empirical evidence based on data and constructive engagements,” he said.

    Dr Elizabeth Eterigho, President of APWEN, said the NIAL conference series could be termed as a conference series on capacity development, in particular entrepreneurship.

    Eterigho described the honoree, Nkechi Isigwe, as one of the founding members of the association, who answered the clarion call in establishing the association in 1982.

    She said that in view of the United Nations (UN) Women's Empowerment Initiative, the 2022 Nkechi Isigwe annual conference was established to empower women, precisely widows.

    “For the inaugural edition of the empowerment program, three widows from Umuahia in Abia State residing in Abuja will be beneficiaries of the scheme.

    "We believe that this initiative will particularly improve or increase the efforts of widows in training their children in schools, thus leaving a better life," he said.

    In support of this initiative, he called on all well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organizations who appreciate the empowerment of women, particularly widows, to support this initiative.

    ===========Edited

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   Representative Sam Onuigbo Representative Sam Onuigbo APC Abia called for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts on people Onuigbo made the call in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja on Friday The legislator said that one of the critical ways to mitigate the effects of climate change is the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs He said that the issue of poverty food security and energy would go a long way in cushioning the effect of climate change while calling on the Federal Government to channel its energy towards this Onuigbo who is also the Head of the Global Organization of Legislators for a Balanced Environment GLOBE International in Africa said the world should explore ways to integrate actions to combat the effect of climate change Onuigbo who represents the Ikwuano Umuahia North Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State sought support from other critical stakeholders Climate change requires the use of clean kitchens that do not generate many emissions However due to poverty and the fact that people cannot afford to buy this poverty drives them to cut down trees and use charcoal So from the felling of trees they dedicate themselves to deforestation that degrades the land and returns them to problems of poverty he said Speaking of food security he said the country could produce food in a true climate smart agriculture environment Onuigbo said that in addressing climate change there is a need to explore the obvious ways that climate action could solve pressing problems in Africa He said the world must wake up to find a way to take aggregate action to address these problems and take the pulse of the interconnectedness between them He further said that a conscious effort must also be made to provide adequate financing for climate problems Edited Source Credit NAN
    Lawmaker calls for urgent action on climate change impacts
      Representative Sam Onuigbo Representative Sam Onuigbo APC Abia called for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts on people Onuigbo made the call in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja on Friday The legislator said that one of the critical ways to mitigate the effects of climate change is the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs He said that the issue of poverty food security and energy would go a long way in cushioning the effect of climate change while calling on the Federal Government to channel its energy towards this Onuigbo who is also the Head of the Global Organization of Legislators for a Balanced Environment GLOBE International in Africa said the world should explore ways to integrate actions to combat the effect of climate change Onuigbo who represents the Ikwuano Umuahia North Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State sought support from other critical stakeholders Climate change requires the use of clean kitchens that do not generate many emissions However due to poverty and the fact that people cannot afford to buy this poverty drives them to cut down trees and use charcoal So from the felling of trees they dedicate themselves to deforestation that degrades the land and returns them to problems of poverty he said Speaking of food security he said the country could produce food in a true climate smart agriculture environment Onuigbo said that in addressing climate change there is a need to explore the obvious ways that climate action could solve pressing problems in Africa He said the world must wake up to find a way to take aggregate action to address these problems and take the pulse of the interconnectedness between them He further said that a conscious effort must also be made to provide adequate financing for climate problems Edited Source Credit NAN
    Lawmaker calls for urgent action on climate change impacts
    General news3 months ago

    Lawmaker calls for urgent action on climate change impacts

    Representative Sam Onuigbo

    Representative Sam Onuigbo (APC-Abia) called for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts on people. Onuigbo made the call in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja on Friday.

    The legislator said that one of the critical ways to mitigate the effects of climate change is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    He said that the issue of poverty, food security and energy would go a long way in cushioning the effect of climate change, while calling on the Federal Government to channel its energy towards this.

    Onuigbo, who is also the Head of the Global Organization of Legislators for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE International) in Africa, said the world should explore ways to integrate actions to combat the effect of climate change.

    Onuigbo, who represents the Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State, sought support from other critical stakeholders. “Climate change requires the use of clean kitchens that do not generate many emissions.

    “However, due to poverty and the fact that people cannot afford to buy this, poverty drives them to cut down trees and use charcoal.

    "So from the felling of trees they dedicate themselves to deforestation that degrades the land and returns them to problems of poverty," he said.

    Speaking of food security, he said, the country could produce food in a true climate-smart agriculture environment.

    Onuigbo said that in addressing climate change, there is a need to explore the obvious ways that climate action could solve pressing problems in Africa.

    He said the world must wake up to find "a way to take aggregate action to address these problems and take the pulse of the interconnectedness between them."

    He further said that a conscious effort must also be made to provide adequate financing for climate problems.

    =====Edited

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   Representative Sam Onuigbo APC Abia called for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts on people Onuigbo made the call in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja on Friday The legislator said that one of the critical ways to mitigate the effects of climate change is the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs He said that the issue of poverty food security and energy would go a long way in cushioning the effect of climate change while calling on the Federal Government to channel its energy towards this Onuigbo who is also the Head of the Global Organization of Legislators for a Balanced Environment GLOBE International in Africa said the world should explore ways to integrate actions to combat the effect of climate change Onuigbo who represents the Ikwuano Umuahia North Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State sought support from other critical stakeholders Climate change requires the use of clean kitchens that do not generate many emissions However due to poverty and the fact that people cannot afford to buy this poverty drives them to cut down trees and use charcoal So from the felling of trees they dedicate themselves to deforestation that degrades the land and returns them to problems of poverty he said Speaking of food security he said the country could produce food in a true climate smart agriculture environment Onuigbo said that in addressing climate change there is a need to explore the obvious ways that climate action could solve pressing problems in Africa He said the world must wake up to find a way to take aggregate action to address these problems and take the pulse of the interconnectedness between them He further said that a conscious effort must also be made to provide adequate financing for climate problems edited Source Credit NAN
    Lawmaker calls for urgent action to combat climate change impacts
      Representative Sam Onuigbo APC Abia called for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts on people Onuigbo made the call in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja on Friday The legislator said that one of the critical ways to mitigate the effects of climate change is the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs He said that the issue of poverty food security and energy would go a long way in cushioning the effect of climate change while calling on the Federal Government to channel its energy towards this Onuigbo who is also the Head of the Global Organization of Legislators for a Balanced Environment GLOBE International in Africa said the world should explore ways to integrate actions to combat the effect of climate change Onuigbo who represents the Ikwuano Umuahia North Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State sought support from other critical stakeholders Climate change requires the use of clean kitchens that do not generate many emissions However due to poverty and the fact that people cannot afford to buy this poverty drives them to cut down trees and use charcoal So from the felling of trees they dedicate themselves to deforestation that degrades the land and returns them to problems of poverty he said Speaking of food security he said the country could produce food in a true climate smart agriculture environment Onuigbo said that in addressing climate change there is a need to explore the obvious ways that climate action could solve pressing problems in Africa He said the world must wake up to find a way to take aggregate action to address these problems and take the pulse of the interconnectedness between them He further said that a conscious effort must also be made to provide adequate financing for climate problems edited Source Credit NAN
    Lawmaker calls for urgent action to combat climate change impacts
    Environment3 months ago

    Lawmaker calls for urgent action to combat climate change impacts

    Representative Sam Onuigbo (APC-Abia) called for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts on people. Onuigbo made the call in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja on Friday.

    The legislator said that one of the critical ways to mitigate the effects of climate change is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    He said that the issue of poverty, food security and energy would go a long way in cushioning the effect of climate change, while calling on the Federal Government to channel its energy towards this.

    Onuigbo, who is also the Head of the Global Organization of Legislators for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE International) in Africa, said the world should explore ways to integrate actions to combat the effect of climate change.

    Onuigbo, who represents the Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State, sought support from other critical stakeholders. “Climate change requires the use of clean kitchens that do not generate many emissions.

    “However, due to poverty and the fact that people cannot afford to buy this, poverty drives them to cut down trees and use charcoal.

    "So from the felling of trees they dedicate themselves to deforestation that degrades the land and returns them to problems of poverty," he said.

    Speaking of food security, he said, the country could produce food in a true climate-smart agriculture environment.

    Onuigbo said that in addressing climate change, there is a need to explore the obvious ways that climate action could solve pressing problems in Africa.

    He said the world must wake up to find "a way to take aggregate action to address these problems and take the pulse of the interconnectedness between them."

    He further said that a conscious effort must also be made to provide adequate financing for climate problems.

    edited

    Source Credit: NAN

  •  The Federal Government on Wednesday commenced the distribution of relief materials to the victims of windstorm disaster in Umuahia North Arochukwu Obingwa and Ikwuano local government areas of Abia Presenting the items to the state government Dr Mustapha Ahmed Director General National Emergency Management Agency NEMA said the materials would be distributed to victims of the disaster in different communities in the four council areas The director general represented by Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji Head of NEMA Owerri Operations Office said that the relief materials would be transparently distributed in the presence of all concerned He said that it would be jointly distributed to the affected persons by officials of NEMA Abia State Emergency Management Agency SEMA and representatives of the communities and other relevant stakeholders He said that a joint team of assessors from NEMA Owerri Operations Office and SEMA had visited the communities to carry out an on the spot assessment of the damage from the disaster which occurred in July According to him the team also conducted a need analysis of the affected persons He said You should please note that the relief materials provided to you today is not to pay you back for all that were destroyed by the disaster They are only meant to cushion the effect of the unfortunate incident as some things are intangible and cannot be replaced I therefore emphasise that communities that are vulnerable to natural disasters must embark on Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative to curtail losses during disasters He commended Abia Gov Okezie Ikpeazu for his effort in attending to disaster issues in the state Receiving the items on behalf of the state government Dr Sunday Jackson the Executive Secretary of SEMA thanked NEMA for its continued support to the welfare and well being of the downtrodden especially those affected by the disaster Jackson who represented the Secretary to the State Government Mr Chris Ezem especially thanked the Head of NEMA Owerri Operations for his proactive measure towards ensuring that the state got what was meant for it He assured that the items would be equitably distributed to the affected persons One of the affected persons Mr Chimezie Okoroafor of Amanagwu community of Arochukwu appreciated NEMA and SEMA for the timely intervention The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items distributed included rice beans garri kegs of 20 litre vegetable oil cartons of seasoning cube and bags of cement Others were bundles of roofing sheet bags of 3 inches nails packets of zinc nails and pieces of ceiling board NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG distributes relief items to victims of windstorm in Abia
     The Federal Government on Wednesday commenced the distribution of relief materials to the victims of windstorm disaster in Umuahia North Arochukwu Obingwa and Ikwuano local government areas of Abia Presenting the items to the state government Dr Mustapha Ahmed Director General National Emergency Management Agency NEMA said the materials would be distributed to victims of the disaster in different communities in the four council areas The director general represented by Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji Head of NEMA Owerri Operations Office said that the relief materials would be transparently distributed in the presence of all concerned He said that it would be jointly distributed to the affected persons by officials of NEMA Abia State Emergency Management Agency SEMA and representatives of the communities and other relevant stakeholders He said that a joint team of assessors from NEMA Owerri Operations Office and SEMA had visited the communities to carry out an on the spot assessment of the damage from the disaster which occurred in July According to him the team also conducted a need analysis of the affected persons He said You should please note that the relief materials provided to you today is not to pay you back for all that were destroyed by the disaster They are only meant to cushion the effect of the unfortunate incident as some things are intangible and cannot be replaced I therefore emphasise that communities that are vulnerable to natural disasters must embark on Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative to curtail losses during disasters He commended Abia Gov Okezie Ikpeazu for his effort in attending to disaster issues in the state Receiving the items on behalf of the state government Dr Sunday Jackson the Executive Secretary of SEMA thanked NEMA for its continued support to the welfare and well being of the downtrodden especially those affected by the disaster Jackson who represented the Secretary to the State Government Mr Chris Ezem especially thanked the Head of NEMA Owerri Operations for his proactive measure towards ensuring that the state got what was meant for it He assured that the items would be equitably distributed to the affected persons One of the affected persons Mr Chimezie Okoroafor of Amanagwu community of Arochukwu appreciated NEMA and SEMA for the timely intervention The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items distributed included rice beans garri kegs of 20 litre vegetable oil cartons of seasoning cube and bags of cement Others were bundles of roofing sheet bags of 3 inches nails packets of zinc nails and pieces of ceiling board NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG distributes relief items to victims of windstorm in Abia
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    FG distributes relief items to victims of windstorm in Abia

    The Federal Government on Wednesday commenced the distribution of relief materials to the victims of windstorm disaster in Umuahia North, Arochukwu, Obingwa and Ikwuano local government areas of Abia. Presenting the items to the state government, Dr Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the materials would be distributed to victims of the disaster in different communities in the four council areas.

    The director-general, represented by Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji, Head of NEMA, Owerri Operations Office, said that the relief materials would be transparently distributed in the presence of all concerned.

    He said that it would be jointly distributed to the affected persons by officials of NEMA, Abia State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and representatives of the communities and other relevant stakeholders.

    He said that a joint team of assessors from NEMA Owerri Operations Office and SEMA had visited the communities to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the damage from the disaster which occurred in July. According to him, the team also conducted a need analysis of the affected persons.

    He said: “You should please note that the relief materials provided to you today is not to pay you back for all that were destroyed by the disaster.

    “They are only meant to cushion the effect of the unfortunate incident, as some things are intangible and cannot be replaced.

    “I, therefore, emphasise that communities that are vulnerable to natural disasters must embark on Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative to curtail losses during disasters.

    ” He commended Abia Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu for his effort in attending to disaster issues in the state.

    Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, Dr Sunday Jackson, the Executive Secretary of SEMA, thanked NEMA for its continued support to the welfare and well-being of the downtrodden, especially those affected by the disaster.

    Jackson, who represented the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chris Ezem, especially thanked the Head of NEMA, Owerri Operations, for his proactive measure  towards ensuring that the state got what was meant for it.

    He assured that the items would be equitably distributed to the affected persons.

    One of the affected persons, Mr Chimezie Okoroafor of Amanagwu community of Arochukwu, appreciated NEMA and SEMA for the timely intervention.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items distributed included rice, beans, garri, kegs of 20-litre vegetable oil, cartons of seasoning cube and bags of cement.

    Others were bundles of roofing sheet, bags of 3-inches nails, packets of zinc nails and pieces of ceiling board.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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