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Gov Obiano accompanied by the National Chairman of APGA, Ozonkpu Dr Victor Ikechukwu Oye and Prof Chukwuma Soludo among many other dignitaries moments ago were at the palace of the Traditional Ruler of Umunya, Igwe Onyekwuluje, the Nya of Nya for his annual "Iri Ji" festival.

The good people of Umunya, men and women, were overjoyed to receive the working governor who has done a lot of works in the community including civic centre, roads and a connecting bridge with another bridge and many other roads currently under construction.

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said a total of three thousand two hundred people (3,200) people were affected following the Thursday’s flooding in Federal Housing Egbu, Owerri North Government in Imo state.

The agency also disclosed that property worth over N50 millions were destroyed by the flood. The NEMA Coordinator, Owerri operations office, Mr Evans Ugoh, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.

Ugoh said the primary cause of the heavy flooding in the area was the ongoing urban renewal embarked upon by the state government.

He explained that contractors working in various sites have destroyed the central drainage system, which was connected to the popular Otammiri River in the state.

Ugoh said the waterways were disorganised and the flood eventually found its way to the area where so many houses were submerged.

NAN reports that the down pour, which started early hours of Thursday, wreaked havoc in Federal Housing Egbu, bank road, Amakaohia.

Ugoh, however, lamented that contractors working in various sites in the ongoing urban renewal programme of Gov. Rochas Okorocha had caused more harm than good.

“Our drainage is gone and most houses built on the waterways will continue to have this problem until the anomaly is corrected”, he said.

He advised that Imo government to implore uncommon courage and willpower to demolish all the houses built on the waterways.

He also advised the government to ensure close monitoring on contractors working in various sites and mandate them to channel the waterways properly.

The NEMA boss disclosed that he has requested for some relief materials, saying that NEMA will intervene in due soon.
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The Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has announced that work would commence soon on the Pope John Paul, Ukegbu, Ben Aghaeze and Ayika streets in Awada, Obosi in Idemili North Council Area of the state.mThis revelation was made by the governor when he attended an Holy mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Awada Obosi to mark the 10th year priestly ordination anniversary of Rev Fr Vincent Ezenwaka. 

Gov Obiano noted that work has already commenced on Mgbemena street, and revealed that control work was ongoing on the Obosi erosion site. On the electrification project which his administration was undertaking from the power substation at Obosi to communities in Nnewi North and South Council areas, the governor noted that the project has the capacity to boost industrialization in the state. 

He called on youths in the state to take full advantage of the free ICT training which his administration was providing for them to explore their potentials, assuring that his government will continue to embark on initiatives that will make life more meaningful for Ndi Anambra. Earlier in a homily, Rev Fr Emmanuel Obinma urged Christians to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness and to always pray for the peaceful conduct of the upcoming guber election in the state.



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Owelle Onyeka Mbaso
SSA Political to Gov. Obiano, APGA & Gov Obiano's Spin Doctor 
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Willie is Working, QED.
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Spanish striker Diego Costa said he was relieved the saga surrounding his return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea was over, after arriving in Spain on Friday.

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced on September 21, 2017 that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa,  return to the La Liga club.

Spanish striker Diego Costa said he was relieved the saga surrounding his return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea was over, after arriving in Spain on Friday.

The two clubs agreed a transfer fee on Thursday that could reach a reported 65 million euros ($77.7 million), with Costa set to officially rejoin Atletico at the start of January.

The Brazilian-born Costa had been pushing for a move back to Atletico throughout the close season.

“I’m very happy, I think that it took too long but there was a happy ending,” he said.

“Now I’m waiting to see my teammates and start training. There were some worries when we saw time passing and things not happening.”

The 28-year-old was frozen out at Stamford Bridge by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after the signing of his international teammate Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

Costa last played a competitive match in Chelsea’s 2-1 FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal in May, when he scored the Premier League champions’ equaliser.

By the time Atletico’s transfer embargo is over at the start of 2018, Costa will not have played for over six months.

“After three months without playing, but training a little, I’m not in as bad shape as people say,” Costa, who has been accused of being overweight, insisted.

“I’m afraid of training, not riding the scales.”

The enigmatic forward, who led Atletico to La Liga triumph and the Champions League final in 2014, won two Premier League titles with Chelsea.

“I don’t want this to happen in this way, never in life,” he added.

“I keep a special fondness for the people at Chelsea, one single person (Conte) is not going to sully my image and what I did there. They know who I am.”
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Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Veronica Obiano, also known as Osodieme enormously the effective wife of the Executive Governor of Anambra state have contributed significantly to the history of Anambra than can be contained within a single tab. 

There is no doubt that she is contributing importantly to the advancement of our society as well as the advancement of women and children in Anambra, and Nigeria in general.

This is a woman who exerts huge political influence over her contemporaries in other states of the federation. Her courage and eloquence impresses many, and attracts large human capital; warmly received by public and press as "Mama Anambra", articulately frank. Osodieme inspires an attention to culture never before evident at a state government level,  she brought grace and sophistication to the government house.

An outstandingly hardworking firstlady of the most successful and prosperous state in Nigeria. Founder of a vibrant Non Governmental Organization known as CAFE (Caring Family Enhancement Initiative). She has promoted education for deprived people and empowered hundreds of widows in the state and promotes betterment of women in Anambra. Dismayed by infant mortality,  Mrs Obiano became a vocal advocate of mother-care and established  important medically supervised mother-care clinics in various parts of the state.

In three years of Willie Obiano's administration,  this resolute, resourceful woman and wealthy entrepreneur who have spent fortunes on charities, ranging from building houses for the homeless widows to awarding study scholarships to brilliant youths. 

Her award winning and internationally recognized NGO CAFE have assisted the indigents in our society to live a better life, and restored hope to the hopeless. Built many skills acquisition centers, trained thousands of people, empowered market women, artisans, physically challenged persons, and supported SMEs. Built modern public toilets and boreholes at market places round the state.

A pioneering firstlady in the movement for women's rights in Anambra. She is a strong advocate for women's rights and civil rights in general. One who advocates equality for women. A tireless campaigner for gender equality.
 Famous for becoming the first woman in Anambra to earn a prestigious and highly coveted chieftaincy title with her queenly stool reserved as the only woman cabinet member of Aguleri Royal Kingdom. 

Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Veronica Obiano (Osodieme) have made huge strides, the significance of which cannot be overestimated. She has influenced the society for better and plays a vital role in becoming voice of the voiceless. 

Ekenem!

Ogbuefi Comr Harris Chuma
Executive Director
INDEPENDENT MEDIA SUPPORT ORG.(IMSO)
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It’s been a busy week for actor, filmmaker and UNFPA Ambassador Stephanie Linus as she has joined other world leaders, policy makers and key stakeholders for strategic meetings at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly currently taking place in New York, USA.

This high profile event which has been graced by world leaders such as United States of America President Donald Trump, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is the main deliberative, policy making and representative organ of the United Nations comprising of 193 Member States. 

In her capacity as the UNFPA Ambassador for Maternal Health in West and Central Africa, Mrs Linus has reaffirmed her commitment to ending Fistula by mobilizing the support and commitment needed to rid the world of Fistula once and for all.

The actress also recorded another milestone as her advocacy movie on fistula awareness, DRY, was screened at one of the events in an audience comprising of several African leaders, first ladies, health experts and policy makers.

Here are some photos and details of her participation so far:

Day 1
High profile meeting on Rebuilding Shattered Lives and Communities for Girls and Women together with the Government of Denmark. In attendance was the Crown Princess of Denmark, Mary Elizabeth; the President of Senegal, Macky Sall; the UNFPA Representative of Nigeria country office, Ms. Diene Keita; healthcare philanthropist and Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Toyin Saraki among other dignitaries.















Day 2
Screening of DRY followed by a panel discussion with the theme: Securing Health, Hope & Dignity for all to achieve the SDGs: Ending Obstetric Fistula within a Generation. 

In attendance was the Managing Director of Miniso Nigeria Mr Chris Lee amongst others.







Day 3
A high-level dialogue on how to use Africa's youthful population as the engine of socio-economic transformation organized together with the Nigerian Permanent mission to the UN with the theme: Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend for Economic Growth. 

This meeting was a Global Partnership towards harnessing Demographic Dividend in Africa together with First Ladies of African Countries. In attendance was the First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo; the Acting Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Natalia Kanem among other dignitaries






Day 4
Supporting high-level advocacy on Lake Chad Basin Humanitarian Initiative organized together with First Ladies of Nigeria and Niger. The event was attended by some African First Ladies and their representatives.


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The trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jnr., have made the final shortlist for Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year.

The three players had been named in an initial 24-man list of nominees last month and will now battle it out for the prize on October 23 in London.

The award, which covers the period of November 20, 2016, to July 2, 2017, is voted for by national team coaches, captains, selected media and fans.

Ronaldo is favourite to win the award for the second year running, after a year that saw him help Real Madrid to a third Champions League crown in four seasons and a first La Liga title in five years, as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.

He however faces competition from long-time rival Lionel Messi, who finished as La Liga’s top scorer with 37 goals and helped Barcelona to Copa del Rey success.

Neymar, who finished third in the 2015 Ballon d’Or voting, is also in contention. The Brazilian became the world’s most expensive player this summer, when he left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a €222 million deal.

The three finalists for The Best FIFA Goalkeeper, a new award this year, are Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon, Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer.
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The Nigeria Police Force has said it would arrest and prosecute members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), if they hold rallies and protests again. Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood in an interview with Punch, said the police would now take tougher measures on IPOB.

According to Moshood, it is now unlawful for the seccesionist group, to assemble for rallies or protests after its proscription.

“If we find IPOB members holding rallies or protests anywhere in the country, the full weight of the law will be brought upon them. The full weight of the law would be applied.

“They have been proscribed by the Federal Government and the court has equally proscribed them. If we see them, they will be arrested,” he said.
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Dembele only signed for the La Liga giants last summer. According to German outlet, Spiegel, he will cost €105m up front, with the possibility of €40m in add-ons.

Among those add-ons, is an obligation for the Spanish club to pay €5m, when the France winger reaches each of 25, 50, 75 and 100 matches played.

The report also claims that the 20-year-old penned a deal worth five times what he was earning with the Bundesliga outfit, a whopping €12million per year, up from the €2.4m he earned per season with BVB.

Dembele is currently out with a hamstring problem and is expected to be out until January, making it difficult for him to reach any of those match numbers before the end of the season.
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Making the decision to become an entrepreneur is never easy. When you eventually do, there are so many things you will gain. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares some of the benefits of being an entrepreneur.

A. Steady Income

If you have always worked for somebody else, your employer determines your income. As an entrepreneur, there are no limits placed on what you can earn. Instead, you determine your earnings. You won't go broke.

B. Opportunity to make people’s life easier

You have come up with an idea for a product or service which can make people's lives easier. So, by putting your idea to work and starting a business, you are actually contributing to making the lives of people better.

C. Gain invaluable experience

Starting a business in a country like Nigeria is very tough. If you are able to navigate these challenges, you will definitely gain invaluable experience that will come handy in your future dealings.

D. You become more accountable

Entrepreneurship will help you up your accountability game. When you have your own business, you are your own boss. There is no one looking over your shoulder making sure you do the work. As an entrepreneur, you have to learn to hold yourself accountable, or you will not succeed.

E. You become more confident

The fear of failure will evaporate and your interaction or engagement with people will significantly improve.
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The management of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has released a new timetable for the post UTME screening exercise.

They also released a new deadline for registration.

The Post-UTME examination screening exercise will commence on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and end on Monday, October 9, 2017.

The Screening Timetable.

DAY ONE

DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017


VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: AGRICULTURE, PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Time: Faculty/Department Score Range

9:00 am – 11:00 am


Accountancy Pharmaceutical Sciences

256 and above200 – 201

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pharmaceutical Sciences 202 – 226

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pharmaceutical Sciences 227 – 264

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pharmaceutical Sciences Food Science and Technology

Home Science and Management Nutrition and Dietetics

Crop Science

General Agriculture

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Extension

Soil Science

Animal Science

265 and above200 and above

200 and above

200 and above

200 and above

200 and above

200 and above

200 and above

200 and above

200 and above

VENUE11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Accountancy 223 – 255

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Accountancy 200 – 222

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Banking and Finance

200 and above

Marketing

200 and above

Business Management

245 and above

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Business Management

200 – 244

DAY TWO

DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4,

2017

VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: HEALTH SCIENCES/TECHNOLOGY AND DENTISTRY

Time Faculty/Department

Score Range

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Radiography

200 and above

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Medical Laboratory Technology

233 and above

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Medical Laboratory Technology

200 – 232

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Medical Rehabilitation

200 and above

Dentistry

200 and above

VENUE 11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Nursing Sciences

238 and above

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Nursing Sciences

222 – 237

1:00 pm– 3:00 pm

Nursing Sciences

210 – 221

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nursing Sciences

200 – 209

DAY THREE

DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS:

MEDICINE AND SURGERY, VETERINARY SCIENCES AND BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

Time Faculty/Department

Score Range

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Medicine/Surgery

267 and above

11:0 am – 1:00 pm

Medicine/Surgery

244 – 266

1:00 am – 3:00 pm

Medicine/Surgery

231 – 243

Veterinary Sciences

200 and above

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Medicine/Surgery

217 – 230

VENUE 11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA

9:00am – 11:00 am

Medicine/Surgery 210 – 216

11:00am – 1:00 pm

Medicine/Surgery 203 – 209

1:00 am – 3:00 pm

Medicine/SurgeryPhysiology

200 – 202200 and above

Anatomy

200 and above

DAY FOUR

DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: SOCIAL SCIENCES, MASS COM. AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Time Faculty/Department

Score Range

9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Political Science

200 and above

Philosophy

200 and above

Geography

200 and above

11:00am – 1:00pm

Economics

200 and above

Religion

200 and above

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Social Work

200 and above

Sociology/Anthropology

200 and above

Psychology

200 and above

Public Admin/LGA

232 and above

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Public Admin/LGA

200 – 231

Mass Comm.

223 and above

VENUE 11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Mass Comm. 207 – 222

11:00am – 1:00 pm

Mass Comm. 200 – 206

Computer Science

227 and above

1:00 – 3:00pm

Computer ScienceComputer/Statistics

200 – 226200 and above

Statistics

200 and above

3:00p – 500pm

Chemistry

200 and above

Mathematics

200 and above

Physics and Physics/Astronomy

200 and above

Geology

200 and above

DAY FIVE

DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017

VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: ARTS, EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND ENGINEERING

Time Faculty/Department Score Range

9:00am – 11:00am

Archeology 200 and above

Art 200 and above

Creative Art 200 and above

Fine and applied Arts

200 and above

Fre/Germ 200 and above

French 200 and above

Igbo 200 and above

Ling. 200 and above

Ling/Igbo 200 and above

Modern Languages 200 and above

Theater ArtsMusic

200 and above200 and above

11:00am – 1:00pm

History 200 and above

English Studies 200 and above

Library and Information

200 and above

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Adult Education 200 and above

Agricultural Education

200 and above

Business Education 200 and above

Computer EducationEducation Computer

200 and above200 and above

Education Fine & Applied Arts

200 and above

Education/Arts 200 and above

Education Geography 200 and above

Education BiologyEducation Chemistry

200 and above200 and above

Education Economics 200 and above

Education Social Science

200 and above

Education Igbo 200 and above

Education French 200 and above

Education Igbo 200 and above

Education Int. 200 and above

Education Mathematics

200 and above

Education Music 200 and above

Education Physics 200 and above

Education political science

200 and above

Education Soc. 200 and above

Education Health education

200 and above

Education Home economics

200 and above

Education Human Kinetics

200 and above

Education Introductory Technology

200 and above

Physical education 200 and above

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Guidance/Counselling

200 and above

Education English 200 and above

Architecture 200 and above

Estate Management,

200 and above

Geoinformation and Surveying

200 and above

Urban and Regional Planning

200 and above

VENUE 11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA

9:00am – 11:00am

Civil Engineering

210 and above

11:00am – 1:00pm

Civil Engineering

200 – 209

Agric. and Bioresources

200 and above

Mechanical Engineering

228 and above

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Mechanical Engineering

200 – 227

Electrical/Electronic

240 and above

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Electrical/Electronics

200 – 239

Metallurgical/Material Engr.

200 and above

DAY SIX

DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 9 , 2017

VENUE 1: NNAMDI AZIKIWE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

FACULTIES/DEPARTMENTS: FACULTY OF LAW AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Time Faculty/Department

Score Range

9:00am – 11:00am

Law

246 and above

11:00am – 1:00pm

Law 229 – 245

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Law 215 – 228

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Law 200 – 214

Microbiology

236 and above

VENUE 11: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE e-LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Microbiology 200 – 235

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Biochemistry

217 and above

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Biochemistry 200 – 216

Botany

200 and above

Zoology

200 and above

3:00pm – 5:00 pm

Biological Sciences

200 and above‎
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