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Aba Geometric Power visit: Abia Gov’t announces the commissioning of 3-majorly-Reasphaulted roads by Tinubu on Monday(Photos) | #NwokeukwuMascot

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   News     “Tinubu will commission 3 roads in Aba, bringing the total number of rehabilitated roads to 9 in over 9 months in office“  — Abia Govt | #NwokeukwuMascot    File Image   In a press statement signed by Prince Okey Kanu, the Commissioner for Information and Culture, it was announced that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be commissioning three roads that have been rehabilitated by the administration led by Governor Alex Chioma Otti. However, this development brings to light the slow pace of work by Governor Otti and raises concerns about the progress made during his leadership. The press release, titled "President Tinubu to Commission Three Newly Rehabilitated Roads in Abia State," highlights the fact that these roads are part of a larger effort to improve the infrastructure in Aba. It is also important to note that Governor Otti's administration has only been able to rehabilitate nine roads in over nine months, raising concerns of lack of efficiency and urgency

Google Pay app shutting down in US, users have till June to move funds | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News     File Image   Google is retiring the standalone Pay app in the United States. Users have until June 4 to transfer the balance to bank accounts. Google Pay is a secure mobile wallet that lets users send money to businesses or friends, make online purchases, pay bills, and earn rewards that translate to cash-backs or discounts. The app has over  a billion downloads  on Google Play and is used by people across 180 countries on various platforms (Android, Windows, macOS, iOS, ChromeOS). The tech giant  announced  that the change affects only the U.S. version of the standalone Google Pay app. The service will remain available with all its regular features, including finding deals and getting cash-back rewards, until June 4, 2024. After that date, though, peer-to-peer payments through the app will no longer be supported for the U.S. market. Users that fail to transfer funds out of the app by the time it retires can still do it through the  Google Pay website . U.S.-based users can

Love Turned to Violence: Man Attacks Lover with Machete Over Valentine's Day Disappointment | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News     File Image   A disturbing incident unfolded in Okuni community, Cross River State, as a 30 year old man, Amber Ubung, allegedly attacked his lover, Blessing Onawu, with a machete after she failed to visit him on Valentine's Day despite receiving money from him. The violent act left Blessing and her mother injured and in need of medical treatment. Commissioner of Police, CP Gyogon Grimah, addressed the media in Calabar on Thursday, February 22, 2024, detailing the events that led to the brutal assault. Amber Ubung was promptly arrested by law enforcement and now faces charges for his actions. The commissioners said  “After waiting and the said lady did not show up, the suspect, Ubung, armed himself with a machete, went to the house of Onawu, attacked and gave her several machete cuts all over her body with the intent to kill her,”  the CP stated.  "In an attempt by the victim’s mother to rescue her, he used the same machete to inflict injuries on her. "A team o

"Make sure you wear perfume before coming to church. So we can know the particular demon we are casting out." — Prophet Odumeje warns members | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  Religion    Odumeje  Controversial Prophet, Odumeje, has once again made headlines with his latest bizarre request to his followers. In a recent sermon, the self-proclaimed prophet urged his members to wear perfume before coming to his church so that he can identify the specific demon he is casting out. His words: “Make sure you wear perfume before you come here so we can know the particular demon we are casting out.  "I can’t be casting out your demon and you’ll be smelling like a he-goat,” Odumeje said during his sermon. This statement has sparked outrage among many who view it as a disrespectful and insensitive comment towards those seeking spiritual guidance.  Some have criticized Odumeje for placing importance on superficial matters such as scent rather than focusing on the spiritual well-being of his followers. Despite the backlash, Odumeje remains unapologetic and continues to attract a large following with his controversial methods and extravagant displays of wealth. Kno

Economic Hardship: Lagos Civil Servants to Work from Office Three Days a Week, Announces Sanwo-Olu | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News     Babajide Sanwo-Olu.  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has revealed that the government is implementing a new work schedule for civil servants in an effort to address the economic challenges facing the nation. As part of the measures to alleviate the economic hardship, Sanwo-Olu stated that civil servants from level 1 to 14 will now only be required to work from their offices three days a week. Those on level 15 to 17 will have to report to their offices four times a week. During a media chat with journalists in Lagos, the governor explained that the new arrangement will be implemented starting next week. He assured that government operations will not be completely shut down, but rather a calendarized and scheduled system will be put in place. Sanwo-Olu also mentioned that teachers in public schools will continue to work five days a week due to the nature of their academic responsibilities. To support them, the government will provide additional transport assistanc

Unconventional Job Offer: Nigerian Man Offers Wife In Exchange for CAC Registration Jobs | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News     File Image   Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Agbo, also known as Coach Eminent on Facebook, has made a rather unconventional job offer. As an expert in registering businesses with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), he decided to use humor to attract potential clients. In a post that quickly caught attention, he shared a picture of his beautiful wife with their adorable son, and jokingly asked his followers to give him CAC jobs and take his wife in return. “Give me CAC job and take my wife, That's if she agrees.” He said. Not surprisingly, the post garnered a mix of reactions. Many people responded with laughter emojis, while others left humorous comments or criticized his approach. Click here to view face post If you happen to have CAC registration jobs available, feel free to consider him. However, it's important to note that his offer regarding his wife is meant purely in jest.

Update: Nigeria Police Recover Body of Notorious Cultist, Gift Okpara Who Fatally Injured Police DPO(Photos) | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  Crime     File Image   The Rivers State police command has successfully located the body of suspected Cultist, Gift Okpara, also known as 2Baba, who was responsible for the death of Divisional Police Officer Bako Angbashin in September 2023. The corpse is currently being held at the Police Headquarters in Port Harcourt. This development comes shortly after the police previously announced that 2Baba was killed during a joint security operation in Idu-Ekpeye community in Ahoada East, where some of his followers seized his body and fled with it. According to a police insider who requested anonymity, law enforcement officers recently apprehended some loyalists of the deceased cult leader who led them to a remote forest where his body had been buried. The remains were successfully exhumed and taken into custody by the security operatives.

GEOMETRIC POWER PLANT: One of the Good deeds of Dr Ikpeazu | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  Opinion    "Aba Power Plant, One of the Generational Achievements of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu That Deserves Accolades "  by  Eke O Eke | #NwokeukwuMascot  File Image  The story of the Geometric Power Plant cannot be told without giving special mention to former Governor Ikpeazu. It was through his deliberate efforts and intervention that the commissioning of this plant became a reality. In 2015, a heated ownership battle between Prof Bath Nnaji and Chief Emeka Offor had stalled the progress of the Aba power plant. However, when Ikpeazu assumed office as Governor, he played a crucial role in resolving the dispute.  He liaised with Vice President Osinbajo and the then Minister of Power, Fashola, to bring about a resolution. We express our gratitude to Prof Osinbajo and Fashola for their assistance in settling this dispute. The Immediate past Governor of Abia state, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu also made a significant financial contribution to the plant by acquiring shares worth about N 2 bil

Celebrity Aba Tailor Ugomdi Ogbonna, Friends Gift New House to Helpless Old Woman in Abia(Photos) | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News     File Image   In a moving Facebook post, Aba's renowned tailor, Ugomdi Ogbonna, recounted how a project that began in 2023 was sparked by a post from Nkasiobi Chuks, shedding light on the dire living conditions of an elderly woman in Abia. Inspired by the images of the crumbling mud house, the Aba Fashion Week Crooner, Ugomdi, swiftly connected with kasiobi, prompted by his wife's encouragement to lend a helping hand. Captioned "SAVED TO SAVE SOULS, Ugomdi shared the collaborative effort with friends and associates, kickstarting the initiative with a generous donation of one hundred thousand naira and 50 bags of cement. Through a series of heartfelt gestures and contributions, including support from individuals like Chief Ahuchaogu Uche Sampson,  Dr Christian Kamalu , and others, the project progressed. Despite facing challenges and a heartbreaking loss along the way, the dedication to improving the elderly woman's living situation prevailed. Mr Ugomdi’s sto

Biafra: Ojukwu vindicated as Gowon admits to starting the Civil War | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News   Don’t Worry About Criticisms From Nigerians; It Happened To Me When I Started Civil War And I Succeeded —Ex-Head Of State, Gowon Tells Tinubu | #NwokeukwuMascot  File Image  The Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) has told President Bola Tinubu not to be worried about the criticisms of Nigerians on his performance since he assumed office in May 2023. Mr Gowon said this while addressing newsmen after he visited President Tinubu at the State House in Abuja on Wednesday. He said that as a former leader of the country, he also faced the same situation when he started the Civil War in 1967, which many Nigerians thought would destroy the country but his government succeeded. Gowon also begged Nigerians to give President Tinubu more time to solve the socioeconomic problems in the country. He said, “I was telling him that there’s no Nigerian leader that can get there, that will not get all of these; all that is being said about him. “But certainly, there is no doubt about