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Failed Lawmaker Momah, Offered Himself To Be Used, No Doubt

Ebuka Onyekwelu

There is something happening in APGA. Ordinarily, it’s all for laughs. But just look at it.

A rumour broke out that Hon. Ifeanyi Momah representing Ihiala constituency in House of Representatives, has struck a deal and likely going to be given the APGA ticket for the governorship election, for whatever reason. Now ask yourself, what can you remember Hon. Ifeanyi Momah for, aside dressing well and posing for photographs? This is not the point though. He can still leverage on his contacts to reach serious political deals. But I am yet to see or hear anyone who takes the rumour seriously.

But here is the thing.

From nowhere, U-AYA and U-AWA jumped into this rumour and did a “Press Release”, addressing the rumour, more or less on behalf of APGA.

Is U-AYA and U-AWA now the Public Relations department or mouthpiece of APGA? Is the group a parallel APGA existing under a covert nomenclature?
These are questions people have been asking.

What I have to say is that the Press Release from U-AYA and U-AWA over that matter is ill advised, in bad taste and bereft of even the slightest modicum of strategy. It in fact did not set out to achieve anything, because no response was needed to dispel a rumour. And as sure as one can be, the audacity of the group has only added even more anger and resentment within the APGA party fold, which is both unhealthy and totally avoidable. If anything, considering the interest of the group in the coming governorship election, their press release has only given credence to the rumour and from now, those close to Hon. Ifeanyi Momah can attest to upsurge in the attention he will be getting now. If I am a staker, I can bet on this.

Even more profound, this speaks to my earlier position on the question of Obiano’s preferred candidate.

It is at this point that one doesn’t find it funny any longer.

PHOTOS: Ekweremmadu, Ayogu, Utazi, Gil & Cornelius Nnaji, Nnolim, Ujam, others storm Abuja as Prince Lawrence Ezeh, 65 others become Fellows of the Nigerian Society of Engineers

It was a gathering of National Assembly heavyweights Wednesday, 19th May 2021 when Engineer Lawrence Ezeh was inducted as a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, FNSE.

The induction, which took place at the national secretariat of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Sanni Abacha Way, Central Business District, Abuja was well attended by top engineers across the country, their families and friends. Ezeh, who was among 66 inductees, joined other engineers at the podium of the auditorium in receiving the honours.

The event is the 17th edition of the Fellowship Conferment Ceremony. The NSE auditorium also saw a gathering of political heavyweights from Enugu State, who came en masse to rejoice with Engineer Ezeh.

Among the guests include the former Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremmadu, as well as a former senator and gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze.Others include Senator Chuka Utazi, representing Enugu North Senatorial Zone, immediate past senator to represent Enugu East Senatorial zone, Senator Gilbert Nnaji, and the House Member representing Isi Uzor and Enugu East in the Federal House of Representatives, Honourable Cornelius Nnaji.

Present at the induction include also, the House Member representing Nkanu East and West in the Federal House of Representatives, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji, along with his predecessor, Honourable Chukwuemeka Ujam.

Other notable personalities who were present include the Chairman of Easton Hill Continental Hotel, Chief Dr Mike Onu, President General of Mburubu Town Union, among others.

Speaking at the ceremony in her opening remarks, Engineer Ebele Okeke, who is the chairman, Board of Fellows/ College of Fellows, told the inductees to be proud ambassadors of the NSE.

President of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Babagana Mohammed, FNSE stated that “The board has certified a total of 66 engineers who have gone through very thorough screening and acceptance processes. And found worthy in professional practice, and character, to be upgraded to the prestigious Fellowship Society”.

Your reliable news portal, Jungle Journalist Media Limited was at the event live and brings you an array of photographs taken at the ceremony:

(PHOTOS) Ikpeazu awards full 5-year undergraduate scholarship to Abia-born electricity transformer innovator

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has awarded 5 years scholarship to Mr Solomon Ukoha who constructed an electricity sub station with crude oil and other locally sourced materials. The scholarship is for him to further his education in any tertiary institution of his choice.

Governor Ikpeazu who made this pronouncement at his lodge in Aba while receiving the 24 year old Solomon who is from Amaekpu in Ohafia LGA of the State expressed joy over the technical ingenuity exhibited by the young innovator noting that Abia has youths who can compete favourably with their international counterparts in technical education if given the opportunity.

The Governor explained that power supply has been a major problem facing the country and as such has impacted negatively on economic growth and industrialization especially in the shoe, leather and garments sub sectors for which Aba is well known.

The Governor encouraged Solomon to train some other youths and impart same knowledge to them for the greater benefit of society.

The Chief Executive however encouraged him to build a more presentable prototype of the sub station to enable it compete in external exhibitions revealing that the scholarship covers his tuition fee and accommodation immediately he gets admission.

Showcasing his innovation to the Governor, Mr Solomon Ukoha who said he has completed his secondary school education without any hope of going to the university due to financial challenges revealed that he got the inspiration from God.

He appealed to the State Governor to assist him further his education, a step he said would help him greatly in fulfilling his ambition and expressed his readiness to teach other youths as advised by the Governor.

Recall that Mr Solomon Ukoha whose video went viral on the social media last week tested the electrical sub station before the Governor.

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Brent Council Honour: Nwankpo Hails Anambra Firstlady, Ebele Obiano+PHOTOS

Frontline aspirant for Anambra Governorship Election 2021, under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Nze Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo have congratulated the Firstlady of Anambra state, Dr. Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano Osodieme, on her special recognition award presented by the Brent Council and the Mayor of London Borough of Brent, London, His Worshipful, Councillor, Ernest Ezeajughi for her excellent work and contributions in creating awareness and support for people living with sickle cell anemia and other disabilities, through her charity organization, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE).

In the statement signed by his Media Director, Dr. Harris Chuma-Odili, the APGA leading gubernatorial aspirant in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state also commended Osodieme for restoring hope to the hopeless, assisting the poor, indigent widows, and physically challenged people in the society.

He said: “The announcement of Anambra Firstlady, the initiator of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative CAFE, Dr. Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano Osodieme, as a recipient of the Brent Council’s Special recognition Award for her charity works is a befitting reward for her untiring service to the state she loves with uncompromising passion.

“She is committed to the humanitarian service of the Anambra people through her NGO known as CAFE. By placing premium on the lives and welfare of the downtrodden citizens, Osodieme conscientises the people and their leaders on the primacy of the social contract and the transparent delivery of democratic dividends.

“Yet, this much-deserved award can only be a challenge to Osodieme to strive harder in her patriotic endeavour to alleviate the sufferings of the less privileged people in our midst by encouraging the responsible use of wealth to make Nigeria a country of great pride and promise.

“I salute Osodieme and wish her many more awards as she devotes her life to the service of humanity.”

Nwankpo described the award as another feather to Osodieme’s cap and a befitting honour to the renowned philanthropist.

PHOTOS: Love, music and palm wine as John ties knot with Rebecca in Uzo Uwani Enugu State

Saturday, 10th April will remain evergreen in the hearts of the family of Mazi Paul Ogbonna in Ugbene Ajima, Uzo Uwani Local Government Area in Enugu State.

The weather was clement, and the evening was just perfect for love. According to the laws and customs of Uzo Ubani community, and indeed, Igbo land, the incidents of the evening was a perfect definition of basic traditional marriage ceremony.

First, the bride’s family and the in laws, as well as the Ndi Ogo (in laws), and of course, the friends and neighbours who had all made out time to be part of the happy ceremony were all seated, in anticipation of the coming ceremony.

And so, the bride, Nkemakonam Rebecca Ogbonna, resplendently dressed in a shining green dress, and beads and bangles, was led out by her sisters, friends and loved ones who engaged in beautiful but slow dance steps, leading her to her dad, Mazi Paul Ogbonna, who sat with his lovely wife, Mrs Faith Ogochukwu Ogbonna, watching their daughter. Once she arrived, she knelt down before them, and he poured out a measure of palm wine into a cup.

He began to pray for her too. He muttered prayer upon prayer for his daughter, so that she may have a blessed and sustained beautiful union with her man.

Meanwhile, the music continued to ring at the background. After the prayer, she started off, carefully carrying the cup in two hands, while she danced and walked majestically. In Igbo tradition, she was to walk and search for her would-be husband among the teeming young men seated.

Playfully, some of the young men would gesture for her to give them the drink, but she kept dancing until she ‘found’ her man, Mr John Olele, who was dressed in an immaculate white kaftan. She then knelt down before him, a sign of obedience and he took the drink, drank, and offered her the rest. Then he led her holding hands, and took her back to her father.

There, they knelt, and her father began to pray for them “Today, I bless you in the name of the father, in the name of the son, in the name of the Holy Ghost. From my heart of hearts, I bless this union. You people shall multiply just as Abraham did. No one will enter your house and go home empty handed.

“As a man, you will confront challenges, but you will over come them too. May God protect you and your family, may God provide for you and your family, may God give you all that you need to prosper in life, I wish you well in Jesus name”, he said.

After the prayers, the newly married couple began to dance, and received financial blessings from different guests who graced the occasion, including Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, who traveled all the way from Benin City Edo State to grace the occasion.

Speaking to Jungle Journalist Media Limited, Mazi Paul Ogbonna, who just gave out his daughter in marriage stated “this is the traditional marauders of my daughter, Nkemakonam Rebecca Ogbonna and John Olele. I am happy because if you give birth to female children, and no man comes to your house to ask for their hands in marriage, that’s not good. I am because I am giving out my daughter to my son in law, John. You can see how happy the atmosphere, and everyone is jolly.

In her own words too, Mrs Faith Ogbonna revealed that Nkemakonam is her fourth daughter, and explained that the palm wine that her husband gave to her was very key in Igbo traditional marriages practices.

“We use palm wine during traditional marriages, and it’s only palm wine that we use for that very practice. We in Ugbene Ajima do it, and all Igbo people also do it. It’s a key element in Igbo tradition”, she stated.

Sisters to the bride who were sweating as they spoke with our reporter, smiled from ear to ear as they explained his happy they felt at the event.

“I feel so happy and fulfilled”, said Benedicta Ngozi Ogbonna. She also explained that although palm wine has played a significant role in the ceremony, it’s not just about palm wine that marriage is about, but about love, happiness and fulfillment.

“My dad has finished one cup of palm wine and is drinking the second because he is happy. If you look around, you will see others too drinking other kinds of drink, and eating. It’s because we all are happy. Marriage is a beautiful thing”.

She also said that the groom and his family came all the way from Ebonyi State to marry Nkemakonam.

“I am just so happy. I am excited!”, quipped in Mrs Onyinyechi Okwudili, another sister, who later said that traditional marriages are best done in the evenings in Igbo culture.

The bride’s uncle, Pharm Sylvanus Ogbonna said he was excited that his daughter was being given out in marriage, and spoke wishes for the new family “I wish them all the best!”

The groom, who also spoke with Jungle Journalist Media Limited said “I am from Ebonyi state. I saw a beautiful flower in Enugu State, and so, I and my parents came to pluck the flower. I am happy to have found this adorable flower, and I hope to have a blissful married life with her.

Rebecca, excited, said “Today is my big day, and it comes once in a life time. That’s why you are seeing me with this big smile on my face. I met him in Lagos, and he came all the way from Lagos down to my hometown.

The bride’s aunt, Mrs Favour Ochekpe, who traveled all the way from Abuja for the marriage prayed that God should bless the union in all ramifications.


JUST IN: Nze Nwankpo Presents 30 Toyota Sienna Cars To Aides, Others To Boost Guber Campaign

APGA gubernatorial hopeful in Anambra State, Nze Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo, on Wednesday April 21 presented 30 Toyota Sienna Cars to his guber campaign team. The presentation ceremony took place at his country home in Okija, Ihiala LGA, Anambra State.

The Director of Media/Publicity & Strategy of Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo Campaign Organization Dr. Harris Chuma-Odili recieved keys of the brand new Toyota Sienna Car from the frontline governorship aspirant, while the rest of the cars will be distributed evenly to APGA leadership cadres across the state in the coming days.

Nze Nwankpo, noted that the gesture was part of his broad – based plan to reward them for the immense support he has enjoyed working with them.

While fielding questions from newsmen in Okija, shortly after the presentation of the cars, Nwankpo said the donation of the cars was triggered by his vow to ensure that APGA wins the 2021 governorship election.

He stated that efforts would be doubled to improve the welfare needs of his campaign team, and APGA faithfuls in the State, LGA, Wards, especially those that have be working assiduously to see that he emerges as the party flag bearer in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state slated to take place on November 6, 2021.

Responding on whether he is doing the gesture because he was sure of flying the APGA flag at the forthcoming guber polls, Nwankpo said: “Timing is key in politics and the time at hand is to work for APGA’s victory. I am very much focused on that for now. Like we do say in politics, when the time comes for that, we will cross the bridge but for now campaigning for APGA victory at all levels is my agenda.”

“APGA is our party and victory must be collectively sought. I am only contributing my quota for a cause I strongly believe is for the interest of Ndi Anambra.” He added.

Nwankpo only recently launched an empowerment programme, that would see him spending a total of 40 million naira for 800 women in his Ihiala LGA, with a view to promoting micro investments.

Dr. Chuma thanked Nwankpo for the gesture, promising not to relent in the ongoing media campaign and mobilization exercise towards ensuring his landslide victory at the impending APGA primary election.

HAPPENING NOW: Eze Aro, the king of Arochukwu kingdom returns to his ancestors +PHOTOS

The king of Arochukwu ancient kingdom in Abia State, Mazi Vincent Ogbonnaya Okoro (Eze Aro) will join his ancestors fully today, April 5, 2021.

The climax of programmes marking the #EzeAroRoyalExit is also currently taking place at Eze Aro Palace, and Arochukwu Civic Centre, both in Oror, Arochukwu.

Sons and daughters of the kingdom, at home and abroad are fully on ground to accord the Eze full honour as he journeys to the land of our ancestors.

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd is fully on ground and brings you photos from the royal burial ceremony.


PHOTOS: Fanfare as APGA Ihiala LGA Meet Nwankpo, Declares Total Support, Says ‘No Going Back’

The EXCO members of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) from all political wards in lhiala Local government Area, Anambra State have unanimously declared their support for the candidature of Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo Oputa Ifeadi, Nwankpo is one of the leading gubernatorial aspirants of the party.The Ward Chairmen showed support on Saturday at a solidarity visit to Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo Campaign Office in Awka, the state capital. Hon Gozie Chukwudum, the Chairman said they decided to support Nwankpo due to his leadership qualities judging by his entrepreneurial skills and capacity to sustain the success stories of the APGA led state government.Hon. Chukwudum who spoke with the DG Media/Publicity Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo Campaign Organization, Dr Harris Chuma-Odili shortly after the declaration said Nwankpo who is an Okija born politician has been a faithful member of APGA, noting that his candidature had already been recognized by the party’s stakeholders and leaders in the zone.He maintained that the conference of the ward chairmen of the APGA Ihiala LGA decided to follow the footpath of their leaders by declaring their support for Nwankpo because of his unflinching personality.“The conference of ward chairmen in the 20 wards are declaring our stance today to support the candidacy of Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo as we head to the primary election of our great party.“We are in support of the aspirant [Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo] that has been identified to have the most fitting capacities to make Anambra greater ”, Hon Chukwudum said. The 20 wards Chairmen unanimously agreed to support Nwankpo, and called on the leadership of the party at state and national level to conduct a free, fair, credible and transparent primary election.The ward Chairman of Okija ward 1, Hon. Bath Mbadugha enjoined party leaders and critical stakeholders to ensure the conduct of the primary election would be guided by the party’s constitution. The issue of imposition and endorsement of aspirant by some cabals could polarize the members of the party with some aggrieved members organizing protest to kick against the idea. No fewer than ten aspirants are jostling for the governorship ticket, ahead of the primary election of the party.More photos from the event:

Anambra International Airport will be one of the best in Nigeria when completed – Captain Musa Nuhu, NCAA boss (PHOTOS)

By James Eze, Awka

The Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Musa Nuhu has described the Anambra International Cargo/Passenger Airport, Umueri as one of the best airports in Nigeria.

The civil aviation boss who came to inspect the facilities at the fast rising airport said he was amazed at the elaborate, carefully planned and masterfully executed facilities at the new airport.

Speaking after the tour, Captain Nuhu who was the Nigerian representative in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council before his current appointment, said that the impressive array of facilities at Anambra Airport had left him amazed and speechless.

“I am amazed, almost speechless at the level of work, and the level of compliance with our regulatory requirements and also with international standards and recommended practices,” he declared, pointing out that his tour of the airport had given him a clear view of what the Obiano administration had achieved with the project.

“We have gone round the airport. We have a runway of 3.7km with a runway safety area on both ends of the airport of about 1000 meters. There’s no airport in Nigeria that has a racer area of 1000 meters at both ends of the runway, with two taxiways. We have gone to the tower, the control tower is amazing, certainly if not one of the best control towers in Nigeria today,” Captain Nuhu observed.

Speaking further, Nuhu who is the head of the highest regulatory authority in aviation in Nigeria said, “we have seen the fire service station. Amazing. It’s going to be a CAT 955 firefighting station which will allow big planes and international flights to be landing and taking off here once flight resumes.”

According to him, “the water treatment plant is amazing. It takes care of the need of not only the airport but also of the firefighting service. We have seen the emergency evacuation center, trauma center in case, God forbid, anything happens. There’s arrangement to deal with any eventuality. I have seen the operational fence, I have seen the perimeter fence, significantly done or almost completed. And in the vehicle earlier today, I had said that ‘Anambra means business.’ And I mean it when I say Anambra means business.”

Captain Nuhu further emphasized that everything about the airport was perfect, pointing out that the consultants to the government of Anambra State on the project had done a great job.

“It is obvious that when this airport is completed, it is going to be a significant enabler of the economy and growth of this area, the state and the surrounding states here. So, at this point I congratulate Governor Willie Obiano for this legacy project,” he concluded.

More photos from the inspection exercise:


Mourners have lined the streets of Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam to pay their last respects to ex-President John Magufuli.

His successor Samia Suluhu Hassan led the procession, with the coffin draped in the national flag taken to the Uhuru Stadium to lie in state.

Opposition politicians say that Magufuli, 61, had contracted Covid-19, but this has not been confirmed.

He was a Covid sceptic who at times denied the virus affected Tanzania.

Magufuli was the son of a peasant farmer and went on to became Tanzania’s president in 2015.

Some residents wept and threw flowers on the coffin which was pulled by a military vehicle on Saturday.

President Samia, who was sworn into office on Friday, led the government procession in which many wore black or green and yellow to represent the colours of the ruling party.

She is Africa’s only current female national leader – the Ethiopian presidency is a largely ceremonial role – and joins a short list of women on the continent to have run their countries.

The government announced on Wednesday that Magufuli had died from a heart condition after he had been missing from public for several weeks.

His position on coronavirus ranged from stating it did not exist in Tanzania to saying the country had beaten the pandemic through prayer.

But in February, after a number of senior politicians died from the virus, he conceded it was circulating in Tanzania.

Known as the “bulldozer”, before the pandemic Magufuli was praised for his no-nonsense approach and hailed for his anti-corruption stance and his distinct dislike for wasting money.

On Friday President Samia spoke of the “heavy load” on her shoulders and urged for the “burying of differences” and unity during the mourning period.