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The event which took place on Friday, 27th June, 2014 at Atani in Ogbaru LGA of Anambra State was chaired by billionaire businessman Sir Emeka Offor and witnessed the presence of such top dignitaries as former Governor, Peter Obi, APGA Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh and Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke. Others included Hon Uche Ekwunife, Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, Dr Eugene Ojukwu(Ekeson motors), Senator Ken Nnamani, Dr Alfred Achebe(Obi of Onitsha), Barr Okey Muoaroh to mention but a few.IMG_5557 IMG_5625 IMG_5561 IMG_5596 IMG_5613 IMG_5591 IMG_5601 IMG_5603 IMG_5617 IMG_5634 IMG_5645 IMG_5662 IMG_5646 IMG_5727 IMG_5732 IMG_5749 IMG_5751 IMG_5763IMG_5724IMG_5653

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Chief Victor Umeh restored as APGA Chairman by the Appeal Court

Chief Victor Umeh restored as APGA Chairman by the Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu, on Monday nullified a High Court judgement which had sacked Victor Umeh as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). The ruling which was delivered a few minutes after 10 a.m Monday morning, re-affirms Chief Umeh’s Chairmanship of the party. This judgment has finally put to rest the protracted power tussle between Victor Umeh and Gov. Peter Obi.

Chief Victor Umeh and the Peter Obi faction of the APGA had been engaged in a long drawn out battle for the chairmanship of the party. It led to the sacking of Chief Victor Umeh from the party – following a midnight convention held by the Peter Obi faction of the party – where Maxi Okwu was supposedly elected the new chairman. A state high court in Anambra later rectified the chairmanship of Maxi Okwu.

Governor Obi has stated he would retire from politics when his tenure ends in 2014. We await to see what becomes of the party as the battle for Obi’s successor draws nearer.

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Dozens of bodies found floating in Ezu River, at the border between Anambra and Enugu states, were men seized and extra-judicially executed by a deadly police special anti-robbery squad, a civil society network has said in a report.
The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law said its findings showed the bodies were those of illegally arrested members of the public, robbery and kidnapping suspects, and members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB.
The victims were executed without investigation, prosecution, and sentencing, the non-governmental organization, which has carried out several reports and evaluation of police abuses, said.
The unidentified bodies were first found on January 19 as villagers of Amansea, the community near the river, went early morning to fetch water from the community’s only drinking source.
The horror has shocked the nation and the world, but surprisingly the federal government has yet to make a pronouncement on the case.
While the villagers said the bodies numbered more than 30, police insists they were less than 20.
MASSOB had earlier claimed the bodies were those of its members who went missing months after police took them into custody. Police has denied the claim.
The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law said it spoke with several relatives of missing family members, and community sources which pointed at the SARS, a deadly unit of the police often accused of abuses.
“What are the whereabouts of the nine MASSOB activists transferred to SARS from the Onitsha Area Command since 8th day of December, 2012? Were they granted interim bail? If yes, who were their sureties and where are the records with which they were granted bail,” the group asked in a report signed by its chairman, Emeka Umeagbalasi.
“Were the detainees arraigned in either courts of inferior records or in courts of superior records? If yes, which divisions of the courts in Anambra State and at what dates?
“What was their fate after the courts’ charges or arraignments? Were they granted bails or remanded in prisons’ custodies? If yes who were their sureties or which prisons or police stations were they remanded and by which courts and dates? Are they still being detained by SARS without being charged to, or arraigned in courts? If yes, which of the SARS units are they being detained?”
The group called on the federal government to make a categorical statement on the case, and order investigation while ensuring payment of compensation to the families involved.

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Nobody knows how the mystery fire started on sunday in the palatial home of the Mr. And Mrs. Boniface Ndubuisi. Sympathisers only came and met the bodies of the multi-billionaire couple, who just returned home from abroad, in the bathroom of their 2, Arinze Lane, off Okolo Street, American Quarters, Onitsha, Anambra State home.

The building was said to have been razed before fire fighters could gain access into the compound. The couple’s valuables, worth billions of Naira, reportedly went with the fire. In a tension-soaked atmosphere on sunday, tongues wagged over the likely cause of the fire. An eyewitness could not fathom how and where the fire started in the one-storey building, but confirmed that it started about 4am.

The couple, it was learnt, had six children; three in America, two in Abuja and one in Lagos. The eyewitness said the couple’s bodies were found inside their bathroom, clinging unto each other. The Divisional Police Officer, Onitsha Central Police Station, Mr Tope Fasugba has visited the scene with his men. He said the incident is being investigated.

The police, it was learnt, have taken the bodies to the morgue in Onitsha. Many blamed the incident on power surge from Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). Fire fighters strived to prevent the fire from spreading to other compounds.

Strange things are happening these days in Nigeria especially in the nation’s seat of power Abuja, where everybody wants to live “big” . A times people are willing to do just whatever it takes to play in the “big league” regardless of whatever consequences that follow thereafter.

This story is about the demise of a University of Abuja student, Sonia Okeke who reportedly died in mysterious circumstances. The very pretty Sonia who hails from the Anambra State capital, Awka was known to have “connections” with the highly influential people in the political arena in the Federal Capital Territory.

However, trouble started shortly after Sonia bought a state of the art automobile said to be worth about N8 million. Days later, people started noticing she was no longer her usual lively self and was losing weight drastically by the day. Some friends advised her to seek medical attention or visit a man of God for prayers and healing, but she refused saying she was fine and only needed some rest.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time for her to rest or consider any of the pieces of advise friends gave her as things got out of hand on one fateful night. She woke up and was coughing badly, vomiting blood at the same time. She was rushed to the hospital by neighbors but it was too late for the doctors to do anything to revive her, having waited that long before seeking medical attention, as she died there in the hospital.

Investigations are however ongoing by the Police to unravel the mysterious circumstances that led to Sonia’s death, by requesting that her friends come forward with names of her boy or men friends to help them with the investigations.

Sonia was known to be philanthropic as she was said to be sponsoring a couple of ladies through school. May her soul rest in peace
 

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Residents of Abor Akuzor, Umusoime, Nkpor in Anambra State apparently did not have a peaceful Independence Day celebration as some gunmen on Monday shot and killed two policemen on patrol in the neighborhood. Some other policemen were also injured during the incident.

The gunmen were also said to have led some people to destroy part of a hotel building under construction in the area. The building, which allegedly belongs to the Chairman of Abor Akuzor kindred, Chief Okechukwu Nwafoagu, was a mega hotel and it was believed that the hoodlums used explosives suspected to be dynamite to destroy the structure.

While the motives these attacks remain unclear, they have come on the heels of a similar killing of a woman, Ogechi Okechukwu, on Sunday by gunmen who attacked the village. Meanwhile, the Abor Akuzor people have been embroiled in a land dispute with their neighbouring Oramadike people in Ogidi. The dispute, which sometimes turned violent, has led to loss of lives and destruction of property, and the Monday attack on Abor Akuzor was the third since May this year. The hotel, which is at the roofing stage, was attacked and property including generators, were set ablaze.

However, the Police Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, had, because of the killings and destruction, summoned the Chairman of Abor Akuzor and his Oramadike counterpart to Abuja, where they were made to sign an undertaking to maintain the peace and order. But the hotelier, whose hotel and property were destroyed, blamed the police for not acting early on the information his people had given them.

According to him, “In all the attacks, I have always called the security agencies in and outside the state and sent text messages to all their heads. I have been saying it that the activities of these hoodlums should be checked to avoid loss of lives… My people have provided necessary information on where to arrest them, their source of arms, yet these information have not been acted upon.”

This little boy was found yesterday 29th Sept 2012 inside the bush near a river in Okpuno, Awka Anambra State, crying by the community security service during the sanitation exercise. His legs were bound in chains and locked with a padlock.

Investigations reveal the little boy’s father known as Alhaji by his fellow Okada riders and hails from Igala community of Kogi state, chained his two legs and left him in that bush for three days without food or water.

Meanwhile, the man had told his neighbors that his son has been missing for three days now and had joined them in searching for him, without them knowing that he is the brain behind his son’s disappearance.

But luck ran out on him Sunday morning when the security men from the community discovered the boy crying in the bush. The little boy happens to be the only child from his former wife, who is no longer living with him.

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