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These Three Children Of Nigerian Immigrants Have All Became Doctors

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Gloria, Victor and Blessing Oyeniyi spoke to Fox 26 about their journey and extraordinary accomplishment. The siblings emigrated from Nigeria with their parents when they were children. According to a post on Victor’s Instagram page, the family moved after experiencing corruption from a Nigerian private school.

Honored @jmartintv chose to use his platform to highlight our families story and the POSITIVE things happening in Houston and this country in hopes of inspiring others. Great guy! Despite my older sister being top of her class and having one of the highest entrance exams in her class, the private school in which my parents had applied for back in our home country of Nigeria unfortunately wanted bribes and additional things. Disheartened, my parents left all they knew and relocated us to Texas with old family friends of ours in hopes we wouldn’t be limited by those barriers they themselves encountered. My father and mother left their professional careers of being a pilot of over 19 years and a bank manager, respectively, only to begin afresh in the U.S. re-enrolling in college as freshmen and working odd jobs ultimately getting their SECOND bachelors and masters degrees all to sustain us all because they had higher aspirations for us. Though things are now better In Nigeria, this is more a testament of their will and sacrifice than it is about our achievements here. We hope we’ve made them proud and hope we can inspire others to do the same here and afar, not just in medicine but in sports, business, entertainment and wherever excellence might lie. Thanks to my inlaws for having us and thanks to 📸 in video by: @fredagho #godsplan #positivelyhouston @texassouthern

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“I know people look at us and say, ‘Gosh, you’re so successful, and you’ve done so much!'” said Gloria. “The true success is my parents.”
Their parents, a bank manager and pilot in their home country, took on blue collar jobs in the States to support the family. They eventually finished their educations.
“We were on welfare for a while, coming back in the U.S. and starting back up. My mom was a janitor at her first job when she started back over, and they both went back and got their college degrees and their master’s degrees,” Gloria added.
Their parents encouraged them to enter the medical field.
“They wanted, and they aspired for us to be doctors, whether it was medical or professional,” said Victor. “They just wanted us to have that title, and be the best at anything we chose to be.”
The siblings ended up excelling and enjoying the medical field, but there were challenges. Blessing struggled with her pre-med classes at Harvard, but she was able to overcome it with help from her siblings. She recently graduated from McGovern Medical School and is completing her residency.
Victor holds a pharmacy doctorate from Texas Southern University. Gloria is also a McGovern grad and currently works in mental health.

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AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE GOVERNOR OF ANAMBRA STATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, CHIEF WILLIE OBIANO, AT THE 9 CONVOCATION CEREMONY OF CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU UNIVERSITY ON NOVEMBER 17, 2018

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AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY THE GOVERNOR OF ANAMBRA STATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, CHIEF WILLIE OBIANO, AT THE 9 CONVOCATION CEREMONY OF CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU UNIVERSITY ON NOVEMBER 17, 2018
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Ndi be anyi ekenem unu!
This convocation is very special to me for obvious reasons. My beloved wife, Ebelechukwu has been chosen to be honoured with a Doctorate Degree. In my career as a public servant, I have come to realize that there is no greater honour than the one given by your own people. So, I must thank the Governing Council of this great University and the Screening Committee, for finding her worthy of this honour. Nkea bu nke anyi! Dalunu!
It is interesting to note that this Convocation is taking place in the birth-month of the great man whose name this university bears. Yes, the great Ikemba Nnewi; Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu was born in November 1933. I think that in a sense, this convocation is a part of Ikemba’s post-humours 85th birthday. I think that makes it special also. Oburo eziokwu?
Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to see that in the short period that this university has existed as Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, it has become a citadel of learning to watch out for. In June this year, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University attained a serious international recognition when it formally became a member of the United Nations Academic Impact programme.
The United Nations Academic Impact is an initiative that aligns institutions of higher learning with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the achievement of UN goals. These goals include the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution.
This initiative has a membership of over 1,300 institutions across 130 countries of the world. And our own Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University is the only school from South East Nigeria that has joined them. (I think we deserve an applause here!)
Indeed, this university is rapidly growing into its name! I am told that the academic standards are rising to significant levels. There’s a growing seriousness to scholarship that I find commendable and I must thank every member of this academic community for this improvement. It shows that we are all fully aware of the huge weight that the name of this university carries.
On my own part, my Team and I have not relented in our efforts to ensure that the great tradition of excellence that Anambra has established in education is taken to a whole new height. In August this year, five Anambra girls from Regina Celi Model Secondary School Onitsha surprised the world when they won a Gold Medal at the World Technovation Challenge in San Francisco, USA.
Our Golden Girls brushed aside other competing teams from the USA, China, Turkey, Spain and Uzbekistan to clinch the gold medal. Before them, our school children had won the Bronze Medal at the World Schools Debate Championship in Singapore. Besides that, Anambra has remained a top performer in all external examinations in Nigeria since the past six years. All these are visible fruits of our strategic investment in education. And I have no doubt that there will be better results in the future.
Fellow citizens, I am also delighted to reveal here that during my recent trip to Boston, we held serious deliberations with the African Studies Library of Boston University on the possibilities of forging a partnership with Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University. We also discussed with the Cambridge Innovation Centre in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the possibilities of setting up a world class innovation centre in Anambra State. All these are big reasons to be hopeful!
Back home, we have continued to improve on what we have to bring our schools to the level where they can impact our society more. That’s why we made sure that our on-going Light-up Anambra Project is extended to this school. That is also why we have built a hospital here to take care of the sick and directed that it should be quickly equipped to start fulfilling its mission.
We have also upgraded former College of Agriculture at Mgbakwu to a full polytechnic so that it can meet the growing educational needs of our people.
Ladies and gentlemen, the future is bright for Anambra State. And this brightness starts from our schools. It starts from our Nursery to Tertiary institutions. It starts from the academic and non-academic staff of this school to the students. It starts from me and you!
Once again, I thank you for the honour you have bestowed on my wife.
Dalunu!
Chief Willie Obiano
Governor, Anambra State

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President writes off Igbo endorsement of his opponent

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President Muhammadu Buhari today received a delegation of leaders from the South East: Engr. Emeka Okwuosa, Chief Chekwas Okorie, Hon. Azuka Okwuosa, Sadeeq Massala, Dr Stanley Uzochukwu and others .

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the split within the Ohanaeze Igbo socio-cultural group on its reported endorsement of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, did not surprise him.
At a meeting with a select group of South-East leaders on Friday in Abuja, President Buhari said that the moment the resolution was announced, he got calls from well-meaning leaders from the region asking him to disregard it as it was without any substance.
According to him, “from that moment, I knew that the resolution would not stand, and alas, there it was.”
Reckless with the resources
President Buhari said that his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, got it right from the very beginning. He said the major problem facing the country were mainly on security, corruption and the economy.
“We have done so much. Given the chance, we will do more. Given every chance, we will tell Nigerians where we were in 2015 and what we have achieved up to now. We will not get tired of speaking about the golden opportunity Nigeria lost during 16 years of the PDP. We earned money, which we didn’t use.
“The state of infrastructure we inherited was terrible – no roads, the railway and power sector was killed and power. They lacked conscience because anybody with conscience will not do what they did. We will report them to Nigerians. Let anybody lead this country but not the PDP. They were so reckless with the resources of the country,” the President stated.
He said; “If you ruin the economy, send your children abroad to get education, won’t they come back?
“I said it 30 years ago that this is the only country we have. We must stay here and salvage it together.”
The leaders of the delegation, Emeka Ekwuosa and the National Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie informed President Buhari that the Igbos and South-Easterners generally understand the good things he is doing for Nigeria which they said, had unfortunately been misunderstood.
They promised to mobilise support for him in the South-East, saying that his ”re-election will be a national consensus.”

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Ohaneze Ndigbo Re-echoes Call For Restructuring

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Restructuring the Nigeria federation has continued to be identified as the best way to actualize the Igbos dreams in the Nigeria Nation.
The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Chief John Nnia-Nwodo restated this during the Ninth Convocation Lecture of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University at the University’s Auditorium Igbariam campus.
The convocation lecture has in attendance traditional rulers, government officials, people of the academia and people from other walks of life.
Governor Willie Obiano while speaking through the Commissioner for Tertiary Institutions, Professor Nkechi Obiekezie, urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the University, state and Nigeria as a nation.

The Governor noted that Anambra state and Nigeria have the human capital that will take the nation to any height .
Governor Obiano while commending the university management for their hard work ,reassured that his administration will remain committed in promoting quality education in the state.
In his convocation lecture, Chief Nnia-Nwodo decried the decimal level of Igbos participation and involvement in government and noted that it is only total restructuring that could give way to legislative independence to the federating units.
He canvassed support to all electoral processes and candidates that could bring positive change irrespective of party affiliation.
Earlier in a welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Greg Nwakaobi called on the state government and other affluent Ndi Anambra to support the institution in other to enthrone a perfect and conducive academic atmosphere.
Others who spoke at the event include the traditional ruler of Onitsha Igwe Alfred Achebe and Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Mark Okoye among others.

 

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Nengo River Bridge Project Nteje To Be Completed Before Christmas – Obiano

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Additional Report By James Eze

State government says it will put the Nengo River Bridge to use by motorists this Christmas.
Governor Willie Obiano stated this when he paid an inspection visit and witnessed the launch of beams on the bridge at Umunya-Nteje Boundary in Oyi Council Area.
The Nengo Bridge is about thirty six meters long with three spans of twelve meters each.
Governor Obiano who gave the assurance, revealed that the contractor has been paid to make sure that it is put to use this December, stressing the economic importance of the bridge which links Umunya and Nteje Communities.

The Governor noted that with the bridge in place, a lot of developments will be hopefully pulled to the area, expressing optimism that he will come back to commission the bridge this Christmas.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Works, Mr. Marcel Ikejiofor assured that the contractor is back on site, expressing optimism that he will deliver on his promise in record time, and said that with the launch of the beam, the hardest part of the job is done.
The Site Engineer, Mr. Francis Ekezie emphasized that they will commence mounting the approach slabs on Monday, in anticipation of its completion in record time, so that motorists will begin to use it.

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Obiano Wins Award As Best Governor/Premier On Security Architecture In West And Central Africa

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BY CHIOMA NWAMAH

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has won an award as the Best Governor/Premier On Security Architecture in West and Central Africa.
The award ceremony which held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the conference hall of the Labranda resort in Banjul, The Gambia was the 15th edition of the Africa Security Watch Awards.
The ceremony which had Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state as the guest speaker, recognized Governor Willie Obiano’s exemplary effort in fighting crime in the state and making Anambra state one of the safest states in Nigeria, and in the West and Central Africa region.

Other awardees include the President of the Gambia, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow who was honoured with the Golden Star award for exemplary national service in West Africa, GTBank Gambia, Nigeria Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, Chief of army staff, Lt. Gen. Buratai and a host of others.
In his acceptance speech, Governor Obiano who was represented by the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke dedicated the award to God and Ndi Anambra. He thanked the organizers for the award and promised that the award will motivate Anambra state government and Governor Obiano to do more to ensure that Anambra state continues to maintain its status as one of the safest states in the West/Central Africa region.

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Buhari Makes New Appointments

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President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment and re-appointment of some heads of parastatals.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Friday in Abuja.
He appointed Mr Folashodun Shonubi as the Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria with effect from Oct. 17 for an initial period of five years.
Others are Mr Banire Adeyemi as Part-Time Chairman, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) with effect from Oct. 17 for an initial period of five years.
Mr Sule Bassi was appointed Secretary, Nigerian Diaspora Commission with effect from Oct. 19 for an initial period of four years.
Sen. Abba Ali and Mr Mohammed Sagir were appointed as Members (Non-Legal Practitioners), Federal Judicial Service Commission for an initial period of five years with effect from Oct. 24.
The President appointed Mr Kasali Yomi as the Director/CEO National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), Ilorin for initial term of four years with effect from Oct. 28.
Also appointed was Dr Olufemi Oladunni as the Director/CEO, Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin for initial term of four years with effect from Oct. 28.
Mr Clement Nze was appointed as the Director-General, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency with effect from Oct. 28.
Mr Clement Isong was appointed to replace Mr Thomas Olawore as Member, Board of the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) with effect from Oct. 28.
Mr David Nyikyaa was appointed as the Secretary, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission with effect from Nov.1.
Buhari also appointed Mr Obinna Ogwuegbu as the Secretary, Special Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property with effect from Nov. 2.
Dr Akinrinola Akintunde was appointed as the Provost, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State for an initial period of four years with effect from Nov.6.
He re-appointed Prof. Emmanuel Fasakin, the Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State for a second and final term of four years with effect from Nov. 6.
The president also appointed Mr Obadiah Nkom as the Director-General/CEO, Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office for an initial term of four years with effect from Jan. 12, 2019.
Buhari enjoined the new appointees to serve the nation with all sense of responsibility, honesty, diligence and promote good governance in the discharge of their duties.

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It rains, it pours, it floods: Nigeria’s growing seasonal problem

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A combination of heavier rains and man-made problems has contributed to devastating floods. Is the government doing enough?

An estimated two hundred people have died and 600,000 have been displaced due to floods in Nigeria this year

 

Over the last few years in Nigeria, seasonal flooding has killed hundreds, destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, and displaced millions of people.
This year, since the rainy season began in June, twelve states have been badly affected. In four of them – Anambra, Delta, Kogi and Niger – the government declared a state of emergency. The National Emergency management agency (NEMA), which coordinate disaster management in Nigeria, estimates that two hundred people have died so far and over 600,000 people have had to flee their homes.
The havoc wrought by heavy rains this year has been devastating. But this level of destruction is not new to Nigeria. In the last few years, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and scores have died in floods. In 2012, particularly severe flooding led to two million displacements and 363 deaths.

Why Nigeria floods
Nigeria’s flooding problem derives from a combination of factors, natural and man-made alike.
On the one hand, rainfall has become significantly heavier in recent years due to climate change. This year, the Niger River reached 11.06m above sea level and could rise further, approaching the record 12.84m of 2012. Water levels have also risen in upstream Cameroon, Mali and Niger. These countries feed the Niger and Benue rivers, which flow through Nigeria. The towns along these two main rivers are particularly vulnerable.
Man-made issues have also contributed to the problem.
For example, Nigeria has several dams along its rivers, ranging from huge hydroelectric stations to smaller constructions for irrigation and fishing. These structures can, in theory, help manage water levels. But in reality, many have been poorly maintained and run, contributing to the build-up of water levels, endangering nearby towns and villages.
“Dams are not necessary facilitators of flood,” says James Akanmu, a water resource and environmental engineering expert. “But we often mismanage dams and they lead us into problems.”
Another contributing factor is a lack of town planning. As Nigeria rapidly urbanises, towns and cities have sprawled with little regard for environmental concerns. Waterways and canals that are crucial for flows are often filled in as part of building developments, while informal settlements in some areas vulnerable to flooding have doubled in population.
“People are building on water ways. People build houses without drainages. The government builds roads without drainages,” says Alabi Soneye, Professor of Geography at the University of Lagos.
“There is pressure in Nigeria cities. Too many people squeezed into small space and everything overstretched,” adds urban planner, Ugochukwu Donald.

The response
In response to this year’s floods, the government pledged $8.2 million for relief efforts as well as declaring a state of emergency in four states. NEMA set up five emergency operation centres to facilitate search and rescue operations and humanitarian support. These efforts have faced huge practical barriers in reaching flood victims, however, while they have also reportedly been undermined by poor management, bad governance and corruption.
Many also argue that such a reactive approach is insufficient in anything but the short-term. Experts say that Nigeria must proactively predict and prepare if it is to reduce the huge damage caused by floods.
Geography professor Soneye argues that the main problem is not planning but implementation. “Master plans are not Nigeria’s problem,” he says. “We have master plan documents, [but] nobody is acting on it. The disaster continues to grow.”
One area in which Nigeria has attempted to establish forward-thinking is through early warning systems. But this has not been straightforward. Nigerian meteorological agencies make predictions about potential flooding and warnings are meant to be sent to locations at risk, but the system is not always effective.
Furthermore, even when information is passed on, there are challenges associated with getting people to act accordingly. Around half of Nigeria’s population lives below the poverty line and moving households to safe areas can be complex and costly.
“It is not enough to tell people to move that the rains are coming. The early warning system needs to provide that support for such response to take place,” says Peter Nwilo, professor of surveying and geo-informatics at the University of Lagos.
Soneye suggests that many citizens are distrustful of state orders and that warning systems should work through local intelligence and community collaboration to be effective. “The people are not in the mood to believe anything that comes from the government,” he says.
Nwilo concurs. “Our warning system needs to be domesticated and localised before it works,” he says. “People are reluctant to comply with the early warning system until disaster catches up with them. Ignorance is huge and we must improve.”
Indeed, as floods continue to devastate areas of Nigeria year on year, the environmental, economic and – most importantly – the human toll is huge. The necessary actions in many cases are known, but as climate changes leads to more unpredictable and heavy rainfall, Nigeria’s flooding problems will only increase unless there is reliable forward planning, sound management and careful implementation.
“The situation is straight forward,” says urban planner Donald. “Flooding is a natural disaster. We cannot entirely rule it out. But somehow, Nigeria has failed to do the right thing: to make corrections from the past.”

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Mrs. Obiano: COMPASSION IS MORE THAN A PERSONAL VIRTURE

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By C. Don Adinuba

As Chief Ebelechukwu Obiano, wife of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, receives on Saturday, November 17, 2018, an honorary doctoral degree from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, a lot of issues immediately come to the fore of modern social science research. Mrs Obiano has a well established reputation for passion. She is known for always being in solidarity with the poor, the dejected and marginalized in society. It is only natural that she is being rewarded for being exceedingly humane.

Compassion is no longer considered a personal virtue by social scientists. Only leaders regarded by their followers as caring are good enough. Leaders, whether in the private or public sector, must care about the larger society, and not just immediate profit and private acquisitions. Aristotle’s the common good is now a creed among social scientists. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has in the last few years become a major component of the curriculum in every management school around the world. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School, who became an iconographic figure by writing on business competitiveness, has turned attention to CSR, writing furiously and prodigiously on it. Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize winner in economics and the world’s most influential monetarist who argued that the only worthwhile CSR is that which increases shareholder value, is now considered a relic as far as the purpose of organizations is concerned.

Attention is now focused on stakeholders rather than stockholders. Stakeholders in an organization are not just investors but also workers, distributors, suppliers, the host community and the government which generates both personal and corporate income tax from the organization. It is a pity that most Nigerian universities have yet to adjust to the new thinking in management science.   

Though CSR has such dimensions as environmental protection, ethical integrity and employee satisfaction, the most popular dimension in emerging nations is the dimension of giving back to society. This is probably because in some Third World communities such basic amenities as good roads and electricity are provided by multinational corporations in their operational areas as part of their CSR. As has frequently been stated by contemporary scholars, good neighborliness or being your brother’s keeper is good for business. Put succinctly, philanthropy   by organizations and individuals is imperative in today’s world.

 

 

On Sunday, April 15, as the Public Policy Analysis and Research Centre in Lagos led by Professor Jibril Aminu, a former senator, a former Minister of Education, a former Minister of Petroleum Resources and ex Nigeria’s ambassador to the United Nations, gave out its 2017 annual Zik Leadership Awards, Mrs Obiano was rewarded for humanitarian service.

Authentic Christians, in the finest tradition of the expression, must reflect godliness in their social relationships. In an era when some religious leaders are obsessed with outdated dogmas, it is imperative to call attention to the primacy in Christian theology of what Pope John Paul the Second popularized as solidarity with the human family.

Faith without good work is dead because the body without spirit is dead (James 2: 26). The Pharisees and Sadducees had faith, but did no good work. Jesus called them “a brood of vipers” (12: 34) because of their wickedness and hypocrisy. Christ asks, “If you hate your brother, how can you love whom you have never seen?” (1 John 4: 20).

On March 9, The Punch gave the touching account of how Mrs Obiano reunited a 72-year old woman from Umudioka, Awka, with her family 35 years after she was presumed dead because she disappeared completely from its radar. Mrs Rose Anene, a mother of five, was brought home from Lagos following mental health challenges and depression. She was later discovered in the streets and taken to the 77-bed Home for the Mentally Challenged at Nteje in Oyi Local Government Area.

On the day Mrs. Anene was reunited with her family, Mrs Obiano, an expressive person, danced energetically for long with the poor widow and other members of the Anene family. She was obviously over the moon, probably her happiest day in life, as the television networks reported. It is worth noting that sixty two persons from such states as Edo, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia and Oyo, among others, have also been treated and fully recovered in this facility. Governor Obiano has dedicated his monthly salary since coming into office to CAFE.

It is not surprising that in the pantheon of Mrs Obiano’s heroes are such people as Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, India, and Mary Slessor of Calabar, two women who gave up all the worldly pleasures to work tirelessly for the weakest in society, to dedicate themselves to victims of social, economic and cultural injustices, and to work totally for the emancipation of people in foreign lands.  The Scripture says in 15:13: “… there is no love greater than the fact that a man should lay down his life for the benefit of others”.

As Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University confers a doctorate on Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, millions of Ndi Anambra and other Nigerians rejoice with the First Family of Anambra State on this honour. Truly, His banner over us is love (Song of Solomon 2: 4).

Adinuba is Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, Anambra State.

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The failed impeachment

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by Joseph Nwokoye

The failed attempt to disrupt the peace of the House of Assembly in Anambra State has exposed the desperation of those eager to take the state come 2019.

There were claims and counterclaims for the failed coup attempt, but suffice it to say that it betrayed yet another subterfuge by certain politicians eagar to feather their nests at the cost of public good.

Yes there was anger over the shenanigans that defined the APGA primaries across states of the Southeast, but they were not enough to occasion forced impeachment, especially when the process of reconciliation is on. At best, the anger can be vented at the polls. Although there is nothing to advocate for in that sham of an election, yet a circuitous journey to derail governance by first impeaching the Speaker was uncalled for.

It may not be public knowledge, but soon after the internal party elections, the hawks in the opposition PDP party desperate to have a foothold in Anambra invited the aggrieved aspirants to a meeting in Abuja.

It should be made clear here that since the PDP alloted the VeePee position to the Southeast not a few persons have converted. A certain political height was assumed to have been attained by a few unthinking politicians of Igbo extraction.

But the PDP is not flattered. It knows not to sit still and hope to swing victory to itself. Realizing the importance of of swaying support of a sitting governor, efforts were made to lure Gov. Obiano over.

Two things stood in the way. One APGA has a presidential candidate which it is not ready to disappoint. Two the governor was not ready to work for a party whose success signposts the end of his political career. Don’t forget that the PDP preferred to work with his predecessor in 2015 against better political judgement. From the benefit of hindsight the party knew how difficult it is, playing down a sitting governor and more so when it is no longer in power.

The early meetings with the aggrieved APGA House Members in Abuja were the other leg of the big plan to take Anambra.

Five days to the D day,(the failed impeachment) a delegation of the PDP was in Awka to perfect the circuitous journey of impeaching the Governor. Unfortunately, it failed to do things right.

In their desperation to achieve the premeditated script, Uzoezie and Oseke failed to follow the rule. One they did not have 2/3 of the members needed to effect the change. Two impeachment is not secured by voice vote. Three the purported signature of a good number of members were forged. Four and the biggest mistake of the “new kids on the block” was the failure to convince the Clerk of the House. He could not swear in the “new Speaker”. What happened at the floor of the House on the day at best was that Oseke impeached himself because he ceded his seat to Uzoezie. It is not clear how Oseke hopes to retain his seat when the House reconvenes.

It may be a long winding road for the State, but it sure will end in praise. The new “kids on the block” will sooner than later realize that history will be unkind with them if they continue to spit into the house. They must realize the burden of leadership weighs heavy on their shoulders and buckle up. This is not the time to pander to an interest that does not support the aspiration of the Igbo man in totality.

Joseph. C. Nwokoye

Awka

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2019: Buhari Launches Unity Band, Preaches Peace

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President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the “Unity Band” which is aimed at keeping Nigerians united ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The President made the launching on Thursday at an event organised by the Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria (GOGAN), in Abuja.
He wants Nigerians to wear the wristband as a sign of resolve to stop the violence that occurred in previous elections.
He said, “By the grace of God, we shall remain strong and united, our country has passed through difficult times, on occasions threatening the foundations of our unity, but with the help of God, we have always emerged from each crisis stronger.

“There is no doubt that we still have pockets of issues that question our unity, but we are convinced that, with the determination of all Nigerians, we shall remain strong and united.
“The Buhari Unity Band is a visual and token symbol of our resolve to live in unity as one and to preach the message of unity wherever we live”.
The launch of the wristbands comes three days to the kick off of the campaigns of the 2019 elections which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed for November 18, 2018.

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Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Honours Chief Mrs Obiano with an honorary Doctorate Degree.

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Obiano Wins Award As Best Governor/Premier On Security Architecture In West And Central Africa

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has won an award as the Best Governor/Premier On Security Architecture in West and Central Africa.
The award ceremony which held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the conference hall of the Labranda resort in Banjul, The Gambia was the 15th edition of the Africa Security Watch Awards.

 

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