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Bobrisky Sentenced to Six Months in Jail for Naira Abuse, Not Cross-Dressing: Federal High Court Rules | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News   …Nigerian Court Sentences Popular Cross-dresser, Bobrisky To Six Months In Jail With No Option Of Fine | #NwokeukwuMascot  File Image  A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday morning sentenced a popular crossdresser and socialite Idris Okuneye better known as Bobrisky to six months in jail without the option of a fine over naira abuse. Recall we had earlier reported how Bobrisky was arrested last Wednesday evening by personnel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos State. This was confirmed by the agency’s spokesman, Mr Dele Oyewale in a telephone conversation with Newsmen. According to the EFCC spokesman, Bobrisky was arrested for mutilation of naira notes and not for his lifestyle as a cross-dresser.   “It is true our boys arrested him yesterday evening in Lagos for naira abuse. We don't have anything to do with his lifestyle (being a cross-dresser). He was suspected of committing an economic crime and that was the reason for his arrest,” Oyewale

"Dr Ogbonnaya Onu's death leaves a political void, loss of an honorable and principled politician." — Dr Ikpeazu | #NwokeukwuMascot

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 News  …IKPEAZU MOURNS THE DEATH OF DR OGBONNAYA ONU, DESCRIBES HIM AS A POLITICIAN OF HONOR AND INTEGRITY | #NwokeukwuMascot   File Image   The immediate past Governor of Abia state, Dr Okezie Ikpeaze mourns the passing of Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the first Civilian Governor of the old Abia State. Dr. Onu, who passed away at the age of 72 in Abuja, is remembered by former Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as a politician of honor and integrity. This was contained in a statement released by Barr Onyebuchi Ememanka, spokesperson for former Governor Ikpeazu, Dr. Onu’s death is described as a significant loss to the political landscape of Nigeria, particularly to the Igbo community whom he passionately represented. Dr. Onu’s tenure as Governor from 1992 to 1993 is highlighted by Governor Ikpeazu for fostering peaceful coexistence and laying the groundwork for Abia State’s development. His legacy as an academic, administrator, and a politician who never compromised his principles is celebrated. Governor

Nnamdi Ezeigbo: The Entrepreneur Behind Tecno, Infinix, Slot Nigeria | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  Business   …Meet Nnamdi Ezeigbo the Owner of Tecno, Infinix and Slot Nigeria | #NwokeukwuMascot   Mr Nnamdi Ezeigbo  Nnamdi Ezeigbo was born on 4 August 1966 in Sapele, Delta State, into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ezeigbo. The entrepreneur, who is currently 57 years old, is of the Igbo Nation, and he hails from Nsukwe in Ubakala, Umuahia in Abia State. His mother was a petty trader who sold bread, and Nnamdi was always around after school to help her out in hawking bread, while his father’s occupation is unknown. He is the first out of the nine children of his parents. Coming from a humble background, he grew alongside his other siblings under the care of their parents.  The 57-year-old entrepreneur has modified his brands to suit the people’s choice, making it one of the fast-selling and affordable brands in the country. Currently, his brand has over 43 outlets all over Nigeria and has served as a means of curbing unemployment so far. The brand has been known to be among the

A Tribute to a Selfless Defender of Democracy: Lawmaker Mourns the Loss of first civilian governor of Abia | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News   ... Lawmaker, Erondu Jnr Mourns The Demise Of First Abia Governor, Onu | #NwokeukwuMascot   Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu  Hon Erondu Uchenna Erondu Jnr, the Lawmaker representing Obingwa-West State constituency in Abia state House of Assembly (ABHA), expresses deep sorrow over the passing of former Abia state Governor, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu. Dr. Onu, who served as the first Abia Governor from January 1992 to December 1993, is remembered as a dedicated and selfless advocate for democracy. In a Press Release issued by Erondu Jnr's spokesperson, Mr George Egejuru, it is emphasized that Dr. Onu was a visionary leader who left a lasting impact through numerous significant projects during his tenure. Erondu Jnr penned his admiration for Dr. Onu's unwavering commitment to defending democracy during challenging times, when it faced threats from powerful forces. "Dr. Onu was at the forefront of the defense of democracy at a time it faced the threat of extinction by powerful forces.” Erond

Police Issue Warning on Unlawful Possession of Medical Instruments, Stressing Legal Consequences | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News   …Police Warn Against Unlawful Possession Of Medical Instruments | #NwokeukwuMascot  File Image  The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has cautioned against the possession of medical instruments by non-medical personnel, stressing that it is unlawful and punishable by law. Adejobi issued this warning on Thursday in response to a query from a user of X, who sought clarification on the legality of owning syringes. The X user wrote: "PoliceNG, I was handcuffed yesterday and asked to bail myself because I was having two syringes and Petri dishes in my bag. Is this a crime?" Responding, Adejobi said: "Are you a medical practitioner? We need to know much about you so that we know how to handle this.  "If you are not, they should have arraigned you, let alone bailing you or demanding bail money at all. I have an interest in the case. We need to know the policemen who even compromised in the first instance.  "These are used for so many things,

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Former Abia State Governor, Passes Away | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News   …The Great Iroko Tree Has Fallen: Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Former Abia State Governor, Passes Away | #NwokeukwuMascot  Ogbonnaya Onu  Abia, State- In a tragic turn of events, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the first civilian Governor of Abia State,  and was the minister of science, technology and innovation of Nigeria from November 2015 until his resignation in 2022  has reportedly passed away this morning at an Abuja hospital. The news of his demise has sent shockwaves across the nation, leaving a void in the political landscape and a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, a prominent figure in Nigerian politics, dedicated his life to public service and made significant contributions to the development and progress of Abia State. As the first civilian governor of the state, he laid the foundation for its growth and played a crucial role in shaping its future. Under Dr. Onu's leadership, Abia State witnessed remarkable advancements in various sectors, inc

Jnr Pope: Actors Guild suspends movies involving boat rides | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News    File Image  The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has announced the suspension of all film productions involving riverine areas and boat rides following the tragic boat accident that claimed the life of Nollywood actor Junior Pope and three crew members. It also declared Thursday “No Shoot Day” for all Nollywood filmmakers, following the deaths of actor Junior Pope and three other crew members who died in a boat mishap on Anam River in Anambra on Wednesday. Emeka Rollas, National President of AGN, said in a statement on Thursday that this happened on a movie set titled ‘’The Other Side of Life’’, produced by Adamma Luke. “Following the tragic incident of a boat mishap that claimed the life of  Junior Pope and three other crew members at waterside of the River Niger Cable Point Asaba on 10th of April, all films that involve riverine areas and boat riding is hereby suspended indefinitely. “No Shoot on all locations nationwide on Thursday, 11th April 2024 and the film titled “The Ot

Actor Junior Pope Confirmed Alive Despite Reports of Tragic Boat Mishap while filming | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  Entertainment  Junior Pope  Contrary to circulating reports of the untimely death of popular Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, it has been confirmed that the actor is alive and well. The rumors of his demise following a tragic boat mishap while shooting a movie at Anam River have been debunked by reliable sources. According to recent developments, Junior Pope was mistakenly taken to the mortuary after the incident. However, the attendant on duty quickly assessed his condition and noticed that there was still life in him. He promptly urged the individuals who brought him to take him to the hospital for urgent medical attention. Adding to the reassurance of Junior Pope's well-being, veteran actress Patience Ozokwor has spoken out, confirming to reporters that the actor is now responsive and showing positive signs of recovery. In light of these clarifications, fans and well-wishers can rest assured that Junior Pope is indeed alive and receiving the necessary care and attention to aid hi

Tragic Boat Mishap Reportedly Claims Nollywood Actor Junior Pope and Three Others(video) | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  Entertainment   ...Asaba River Accident Leaves Nigeria Film Industry in Mourning | #NwokeukwuMascot  Junior Pope  In a devastating turn of events, Nollywood actor Junior Pope and three other individuals have reportedly lost their lives in a tragic boat mishap while shooting a movie on the Asaba River. The incident has sent shockwaves through the Nigerian film industry and has left fans and colleagues in mourning. Junior Pope, a talented and charismatic actor known for his memorable performances in numerous Nollywood productions, was onboard with his fellow actors and crew members when the accident occurred. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be fully investigated. As news of the boat mishap spread, an overwhelming sense of grief engulfed the Nollywood community. Junior Pope's sudden departure has left his colleagues and fans heartbroken, contemplating the unpredictable nature of life and the fragility of human existence. The Nigerian film industry, popula

Abia PDP Leaders, others Pay Emotional Tribute at Funeral of Late Mr Umunna Sunday Ezem, Brother of Former SSG Chris Ezem(Photos) | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News    File Image  The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political leaders today came together today to pay their final respects to the late Mr Umunna Sunday Ezem at his funeral in MATTHEW EZEM OF UMUZO, AMIBO UBAKALA in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State. The funeral was attended by the state party chairman, Rt Hon Alwell Asiforo, Chief Okey Ahiwe, and other prominent leaders of the party. The deceased, who passed away on the 24th day of March 2024, was the brother of Barrister Chris Ezem, the immediate past Secretary to the State Government of Abia. In his closing remarks, Barr Chris Ezem expressed shock at the sudden loss of his brother and emphasized the importance of cherishing life as a privilege, not a right. He thanked the Anglican Church, leaders of the PDP, the community, friends, and family for their support during this difficult time, assuring them that the welfare of his late brother family would be well taken care of. Amo

Exclusive Interview with NEF Spokesman: Northern Elders Forum Regrets Voting Tinubu in 2023, Vows to Choose Wisely Next Time | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News   ...We Regret Voting Tinubu In 2023, Won't Repeat Such Mistake – Northern Elders | #NwokeukwuMascot  File Image   The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has expressed its regrets that the region voted for President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 general elections. Of the three leading candidates in the 2023 presidential election, Tinubu, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled the highest votes from the region. In an interview with Guardian on Tuesday, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, spokesman of the forum, said going forward, the region would prioritise unity and consensus in selecting a candidate for the highest office in the land. When asked about the recent visit and donations by Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, to communities in northern states, Suleiman said the region would prioritise someone who is seen as more inclusive, less controversial, and more aligned with the interests of all regions of the coun

Mysterious Disease Outbreak in Sokoto State: NCDC Investigates High Lead Levels, Confirms Four Deaths | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  News   …Nigerian Government Confirms Outbreak Of Strange Disease In Sokoto, Four Deaths | #NwokeukwuMascot  File Image  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has confirmed the outbreak of a disease of unknown origin in Sokoto State. The director general of the agency, Dr Jide Idris, said so far, a total of 164 suspected cases had been identified in six (6) wards of Isa local government area in the following wards: Bargaja (22), Isa North (17), Isa South (98), Tozai (12), Tsabre (4), and Turba (11), adding that four deaths had been recorded amongst the suspected cases. He said the agency was notified by the Sokoto State Ministry of Health on March 21, 2024, of reported cases of children presenting with symptoms which include abdominal distension due to rapid onset of fluids in the abdomen (ascites), fever, vomiting and weight loss from Isa LGA of Sokoto State. He said, “Most of these cases are children aged 4 – 13 years, including some adults. The patients came

Decampment Chronicles: Governor Otti's Unyielding Stance Against Betrayers | #NwokeukwuMascot

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  Opinion   …Decampment: Bring it on if you dare by John Okiyi Kalu | #NwokeukwuMascot  File Image  If there is one thing I appreciate about Governor Alex Otti, it is the way he treats betrayers. He operates on the time tested principle that a betrayer is a betrayer and will do to you what he did to others.  Before his inauguration as Governor, many Permanent Secretaries and Directors in the state civil service reportedly carried official government files to his private house, which was wrong by reason of the Official Secret Act and of course service  norms, with a view to gaining advantage in his incoming government by betraying their position and others. He listened to them and subsequently dumped their files in one room in Nvosi and by the time he was inaugurated that room must have been filled with files.  Some serving and past commssioners did the same thing. Otti listened and thanked them. In fact, one of them that allegedly wanted to be BIR Chairman literally threw caution to th