What Nigeria Needs is Restructuring, Not Division - Ohaneze Ndigbo

Ohaneze Ndigbo, the apex socio-political organisation of the Igbo,the solution to Nigeria's problems is not breaking the country but restructuring the country and staying true to federalism instead of favouring the north with many appointments at the expense of the south.

Punch reports that the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze, Chuks Ibegbu said that the group believes more in a restructured Nigeria; a Nigeria that has a level playing field for all sections of the country; a Nigeria that gives each part of the country a sense of belonging.

Photos: Electric Cable Thief In Imo Beaten, Stripped & Paraded Unclad

A young man who hails from Awo-omanma in Oru East LGA in Imo state was thoroughly beaten by the angry youths of Umuaku village in Ogbaku, Mbaitoli Local Government Area after he was caught stealing electric cables.

The community youths led by their leaders taught the electric cable thief the lesson of his life. Their communities have in recent times witnessed massive theft of the electric materials ranging from cables and all sorts of wires, thereby paralyzing the community not to have electricity.

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Acting President Osinbajo Presides Over Federal Executive Council Meeting

Acting president Yemi Osinbajo has today, presided over the Federal executive Council meeting as the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is still receiving treatment in London.

In attendance were ministers, governors and other leaders.

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2017 Nigerian Budget Finally Signed as Acting President Explains Delay

fter 5 months into 2017, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday finally signed the 2017 Appropriation Act into law in the presence of the principal officers of the National Assembly and other top government officials.


The budget, christened: ‘Budget of Economic Recovery and Growth’, has a revenue projection of N5.08tn and an aggregate expenditure of N7.441tn. The projected fiscal deficit of N2.36tn is to be financed largely by borrowing.

Student Shot Dead at Dino Senator Dino Melaye Protest

Reports have it that a student of Kogi State Polytechnic was yesterday shot dead at a rally organized by Senator Dino Melaye to protest against his constituents who are making moves to recall him from the from the representing them. Dino Melaye who is one of the most controversial and discussed senators in Nigeria represents Kogi West in Lokoja and following accusations upon accusations against him, his people decided to call him home.


The student, Felele Saka Seidu, was said to have been shot dead with pump action gun of an alleged member of the Melaye side. Different versions of the story now have it that the said student shot at Melaye security details and was fired back at. He was said to be one of the supporters of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Nigerians raise $17,692 To Help Family Of Hero Cop Iboko

Through unity and empathy, 451 contributors have now raised $17,692 to help the family of Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko who was killed when a gang of four armed robbers stormed Zenith Bank Owerri in Imo State on February 22, 2017.

The initial target of the appeal fund was $15,000 but through the collective and overwhelming love from Nigerians irrespective of ethnicity, as at 9am today 13th June, the contribution has exceeded that goal by over $2,600.

See Beautiful Sketch of President Buhari and Family

A graphics designer sketched the first family in a lovely mood, probably before the sickness came or perhaps he is wishing the president will recover and get back to happiness with his family like this.

Whichever it is, the sketch has become loved by many lovers of Buhari.

Protect Yourselves - Igbo Youth Leaders Caution Igbos in North Nigeria

Following the threat and ultimatum issued by a coalition of Northern Youths including Arewa Youths Consultative Forum on Tuesday telling all Igbos who are resident in 19 states of Northern Nigeria to vacate before October 1st 2017, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, on Wednesday, told Igbo living in the North to prepare to defend themselves against possible attack by northerners, PunchNG reports.

They also said the threat by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum may result in another civil war if appropriate measures are not taken.

Nollywood Actor Caught in the Act With Another Man's Wife in Hotel

Nollywood actor Wilson Joshua was yesterday caught with a married woman in a hotel at World Bank, Owerri, Imo State.


The actor who is just coming to limelight, and who has featured in couple of movies and comedy skits, paid for a hotel room and lured one Mrs Jennifer to go have some fun with him. The husband of Jennifer was said to have gotten a tipoff by a friend and they stormed the hotel where he caught the young actor and his wife in the act. He forced them to continue. A very noisy scene was created thereafter.

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The African Models Exhibition 2017

The unique blend of African fashion, culture, beauty, and heritage. It is The African Models Exhibition (TAME). This edition is "Discovering New Modelling Talents".

The event holds at Lekki Astoria, 10-12, Aguiyi Ironsi Road, Lekki, Laos, Nigeria on the 25th of June 2017 by 3pm. Be there!

Winners of Ada and Opara Imo Pageant Share Vacation Experience

2016 winners of Ada and Opara Imo, Princess Judith Nzubechukwu Orisaekeziem and Prince Frank Jason Alozie (Face of GistGate Media Group 2016 from the Mr and Miss IMSU 2016) respectively show their vacation in South Africa is nothing short of fun.

The duo were winners of the pageant by Imo State Government. The trip is one of the promises made by the state government when Princess Judith Nzubechukwu Orisaekeziem (IG: @JudithOrisa) and Prince Frank Jason Alozie won the Ada and Opara Imo crowns respectively last year.

OAP El-MickyJay Shares Touching Photos With Sick People

Orient FM Owerri On Air Personality El MickyJay (Ejeh Michael) anchors "Heal The World" radio show which is used to tell the public about sick and disabled people who need help in one way or another.
He shared on Facebook, photos of some people are are currently receiving treatment.

"HEAL THE WORLD is a life changing program that runs on IBC Orient FM 94.4,Owerri. Every Thursday by 9.00pm, the sick guest will reel out his/her problem to the listening public then the public in turn will make contributions via phone call to solve the problem. It's a program that pays the hospital bills of those that cannot help themselves.

Face of Igbo Heritage 2017 commences registration

Holy Kiss Nigeria limited brings to you a pageant with a difference. It is Face of Igbo Heritage 2017. Registration has commenced for the "Empowerment Edition".

The Face of Igbo Heritage is approved and endorsed by South East Council of Traditional Rulers, (Anambra State Government) Office of the SSA to Governor on Youth Mobilization and Ohaneze Ndi Igbo Worldwide.
Check the flyer for more details.

Jubilation as Pasolo restores light in Abajah Community

There were jubilation in Ekpe isu, Umuoma and umuozuo villages in Abajah autonomous community in Nwangele local government following the restoration of their electricity, courtesy of Mr. Solomon Ucheka also known as Pasolo.

The three villages according sources, have been without electricity, until recently the founder of Pasolo Foundation, Mr. Ucheka donated a 300KVA/0415KV transformer which was commissioned last week by officials of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC).

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the Fida Manager Amarako/Amaimo division, Engr. Gabriel Ndukuba who commended Mr. Ucheka for the philanthropic gesture, urged members of the communities to guide the transformer jealously reminding them of the duration they stayed without electricity, if not for the intervention of their son, Mr. Ucheka.

PUMA To Sponsor ABSFC of Nigeria

The Nigerian Professional Football League managed by the League Management Company, has continue to progress gradually widening it's horizon to compete with other top leagues.

All is set for the official presentation of the new shirt sponsors of Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club.
ABSFc has finalised a deal with word renowned sports wear maker, Puma, a deal said to run into millions of naira.

Robbers almost burnt to death in Imo State

A gang of "armed robbers" were almost set ablaze by an angry mob yesterday in Imo state. The robbers had been attacking and robbing individuals and businesses in Ogbaku - Ubomiri -Ifakala -Umunoha axis of Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State and the robbery had become so frequent that people and businesses operated in fear daily. The communities were said to have formed vigilante groups to secure the communities.

Yesterday was the unlucky day for the robbers as the vigilantes disarmed them, beat them and were getting ready to set them on fire as African jungle justice goes before policemen intervened.
One of the robbers was however said to have died from his wounds before police intervention.

Imo Chief of Staff Stops Convoy to Rescue Accident Victims

According to eyewitness report the Imo state chief of staff Honourable Uche Nwosu yesterday stopped his convoy to help rescue victims of a bad motor accident. The car involved in the accident had tumbled and trapped the occupants inside. Uche Nwosu was said to have helped rescue the victims and paid for their medical bills.

He later posed for pictures with hip hop star Timaya and other entertainers at the Democracy Day celebration in Imo state.

Diamond Bank staff wear school uniforms to work

Staff of Diamond Bank celebrated the May 27th Children's day in style.

They were all dressed in different school uniforms as they celebrate with children worldwide.

The staff went to the extent of forming an assembly line, a routine that is common among kids and secondary school students.. They also knelt down in the banking halls just to carry out a convincing show.

Fmr Cross River State Governor Donald Duke declares in Nigeria's Presidency

Former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, has revealed that he still has a Presidential ambition. Speaking on Tuesday at a programme titled "The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders", Duke confirmed that if the opportunity presents itself, he'll take it, also revealing that he once aspired to the position but did not emerge the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
These are the kinds of leaders we need!

“I do not have the flair for the legislature; standing up and sitting down at the chambers to raise a point. That was why I did not contest for the Senate but the presidency, after serving out my term as governor. I have contested the presidency before; I will still give it a shot when the opportunity presents itself . I believe I still have the energy in me," he said.

Music: Walawala - Sauw Blaze ft. Trez Lupe

Nigerian Singer, Unabunwa Samuel Chizoba Wesley aka Sauw Blaze has finally dropped the much anticipated song titled "Walawala" after enjoying relative success in the Eleven track Album he dropped last year.

A song he said is for every hustler trying to live their dreams and it was produced by Trez Lupe (TrezBeatz) who was also featured in the song.

You would definitely want to listen to this.

Mr and Miss Imo state Nigeria Queen pageant unveils 2017 contestants

The organizers of Mr and Miss Imo state Nigeria Queen pageant has unveiled the contestants for the 2017 edition of the annual beauty pageant contest.

The theme of this year's edition is "beauty beyond the eyes" and will have 40 contestants vying for the prestigious crown.

The contestants will Camp one week at prestigious Titanic view hotel before the grand finale on 8th April at Jesus Christ Never Fails Event Centre, Owerri, Imo state.

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2017 Audition: Miss Planet Nigeria pageant

Are you a lady? Do you reside in Nigeria? Are you between the ages of 18 And 29? Do you you have what it takes to represent Nigeria in an International contest?

Then it is your chance to be the next Miss Planet Nigeria 2017.

Audition dates and venues nationwide include:

Philanthropist Darlington Chimezie Does Awesome Things in Imo

An Imo State based businessman has taken the bull by the horn by wearing his boots to tramp on poverty as well as investing in human capacity building in Imo state.



Chief Darlington Chimezie of Ndiokwu-Umuiyi Akabo in Ikeduru LGA of Imo State declared that he was going to do more for imolites through his Darlington Foundation while hosting what has been defined as the most expensive football tournament ever in Imo state.

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Queen Confidence Celebrates Val with MOUA Staff School Pupils

For Queen Uchay Pinkberry, celebrating Valentine's day with the Pupils of Micheal Okpara University OF Agriculture, Staff School (MOUA) Umudike was the best way to share love.

This beauty queen who is the Reigning Miss SouthEast Nigeria is a 300 level Accountancy student of MOUA.

She revealed that even before she ventured into modelling, she has the burning desire to touch lives positively saying her position as a beauty queen was the perfect opportunity she has been dreaming for to effect and impact on lives and her society positively.

Her words:

Valentine Wishes from Mr and Miss Fashion Nigeria International

We are all a little weird and life is a little weird too. When we find someone in whose weirdness we are compatible with, that is when it is love - true love.

Queen Modesta Okeke (Miss Fashion Nigeria International 2016) and Mr Daniel Nwahiri (Mr. Fashion Nigeria International 2016) wish Nigerians and all lovers of fashion, Happy Valentine. From all of us at Michy Conglomerate.

VOICE: Sauw Blaze Set To Launch Maiden Album

All is now set for the much talked about Album launch of one of the fastest rising Soul/RnB/Hip-hop/Gospel singer from South-East, Nigeria under MOF ENTERTAINMENT.

The Album titled "VOICE" which is an acronym for Veritably Outstanding, Informative Cum Entertaining is an Eleven tracks album featuring D7, Fizzeh Fly and Kblinks and was produced by Suspense Babani/Fizzeh Fly/ D7.

Face Of Carnival Calabar 2016 commences registration

The most cherished event of the year known for its spectacular showcase of culture and traditions , Calabar Carnival which has it's beauty pageant segment has promised to showcase a world class event this year.

The event which is in collaboration with Cross River State Carnival Commission and So Connect Media has promised to give tourists an exciting and thrilling moment.

Benefits for participants: 

Osuala Chudi, Judith Orisaekeziem emerge Mr. & Miss South East Students Nigeria

In a glamour packed Night, Osuala Chudi Quincy and Judith Orisaekeziem both emerged Mr. & Miss South East Students Nigeria respectively during the grand finale held at De Range Hotels, New Owerri, Imo State.

Speaking shortly after the event, Mr. Caleb John, the CEO of Asacelem Entertainment, organizers of the pageant, said he is glad the best has emerged. He hailed the spirit of all the competitors as well as the quality they all brought into the pageant. He said: “They were all fantastic from the beginning and this is just when you feel like you don’t know what to do, but a winner has to emerge at the end of the day”

Imo fast rising star Sauw Blaze escapes kidnap

According to the reports, Sauw Blaze had travelled to Port Harcourt to visit his family on Sunday the 2nd of October and took off very early in the morning on the Thursday 6th of October so as to meet up with the monthly general meeting of the Association Of Imo Entertainers where he serves as publicity Secretary.

As they approached Elele, at a point marked red as kidnapping spot, the bus was flagged down by some men but the driver became suspicious as he observed that the spot of flag down is not a usual check point.

Judge Withdraws from Nnamdi Kanu's Case

A Federal High Court judge in Abuja has withdrawn from the case filed by the federal government against the self-acclaimed leader of IPOB, Mr Nnamdi Kanu.

Justice James Tsoho said that he would return the case file to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta for reassignment.

Okiemute Ighorodje Wins MTN Project Fame Season 9

Okiemute is the Winner of MTN Project fame Season 9. After 8 weeks of hardwork, smiles, tears and all emotions, the Project Fame Season 9 has wrapped up and OKIEMUTE has joined the prestigious Hall Of Fame of Project Fame West Africa.

It was definitely not an easy ride but hardwork and determination has brought this to her!

Orobosa Sophia Igbinedion Weds Umar Ibrahim Mantu (Photos)

You can call it the wedding of the year and you will not be wrong.This will be a mega wedding that will take place in three major cities. We are referring to the wedding of Orobosa Saadiyah Sophia Igbinedion and Umar Ibrahim Mantu.

This wonderful event is topnotch because of the calibre of the parents of the couple.The bride ia the daughter of The Esama of Benin Kingdom, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion while the groom is the son of former Deputy Senate Presisent, Senator Ibrahim Mantu.

Buhari Arrives Abuja After UN General Assemby In New York

President Buhari arrived Abuja this morning after his participation in the 71st UN General Assembly in New York.

We Will Bomb University Of Ibadan Before Independence Day

There was tension in the University of Ibadan on Friday as a threatening message that purportedly emanated from a group, al-wilayat al-Islamiyya Gharb Afriqiyyah, was circulated among some staff of the institution and on social media platforms.

According to the message, the group threatened to bomb the school before Independence Day on October 1, 2016, saying that students and staff were their targets.

Imo Strikes Partnership Deal For Industrial Park

The Imo State government has signed a two billion dollars’ partnership with an international group, African Development Funding Group, to build and develop the proposed Imo Industrial Park.

The park will be built in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.
A memorandum of understanding was also signed at the Ndubuisi Kanu Executive Chambers at the Government House in Owerri the capital of Imo State in southeast Nigeria.