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Oluzurumee Youth Bestows Award On FUTO V.C



The leadership of orluzurumee youth assembly,  paid an unscheduled visit to Profesor Francis Chukwuemeka Eze, JP, KSJI, ( Awelle 1 Of Amanato) and the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology Owerri(FUTO)  and honor him with an award of outstanding performance(Hope of the youths).

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The National President of Orluzurumee youth assembly Comr. Engr. Sylvester Anyikwa  in his remarks, thanked the Vice-chancellor for the warm reception , he went further encourage the academic guru to keep up the good works that he is known for, especially in the area of youth development and empowerment and that as a molders of the youth, that through the university system that the VC has been instrumental in producing responsible youths and have through the institution provided number of jobs to the unemployed youths.

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The elated Professor Eze in a vote of thanks, thanked orluzurumee youth assembly for finding  him worthy to be honored, that the award is going to encourage  him to work header, he also added ‘that the reward for good work is more work’ he however enjoined the association to keep up with the good works especially on youth advocacy in the zone and beyond.

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Okoroafor Marries traditionally, Achonu, others Grace Occasion



Younger brother to a well-known oil magnet in Imo State and Nigeria as a whole Dr. sir Chidiebere Okoroafor, Kenneth Maduabuchi Okoroafor has traditionally married his heartthrob Mirian Nwabuiheoma. The event that took place at the compound of Igbokwe’s family recently attracted important personalities from within and outside the state.

Speaking during the event, Professor Chuks Nathan Nwaobi urged the couple to always understand each other, adding that understanding will make the marriage last long He disclosed that though there will be ups and downs they should keep understanding, tolerating, and respecting each other.

Contributing, Chief Sir Herold Agim and victor Amaefule described traditional marriage as one of Igbo culture, noting that it was one of the things the Igbos don’t play with. Adding his voice, the immediate past House of Assembly member of Ehime Mbano state constituency, Hon. Lawman Duruji advised the couple to always settle by themselves whenever they have issues and never to bring a third party, noting that with that their marriage will last very long In his speech, the chairman of the occasion, Chief Princewill Danial Osigwe urged the couple to always be honest to each other, noting that he will continue to advise them about marriage from time to time.

He said that the Okoroafor family has been so good to him, stressing that, that was why he left all he was doing to come and chaired the occasion. It was gathered that Dr. Sir Chidiebere Okoroafor and his colleagues in the oil business in their usual way also made the event to be colorful. Dignitaries who attended the event included: Senator Attan Nneji Achonu, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba, HRH Eze Samuel Okeke (Eze Chimere Chioke 1) of Umuchioke Umuduruokoro Umunumo, HRH Eze Emmanuel Ibechi (Akagu 1 of Umuakagu), and others.

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Okafor Lauds Uzodinma Over New VC



The founding Editor-in-Chief of IMSU Star Newspaper and also a solicitor in Imo State, Barr. Daniel Okafor has extolled the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, over the appointment of Prof. Peter Akah as the new Vice-Chancellor of Imo State University Owerri, Imo State.

According to him, Prof. Peter Akah who is a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is the best thing that has happened since the history of the institution.

He further said that the erudite scholar will bring his wealth of experience to bear, by transforming the school into a redefined citadel of learning and IMSU will have no option than to bounce back to its lost glory. 

“Indeed Gov. Uzodinma has done very well by appointing a top-notch, respectful professor for the position of VC IMSU. This is a timely intervention; I am calling on all Imo Stars, lecturers, staff of the university to commend our Governor on this New Year gift.” He asserted.

He seized the opportunity to inform all those in Egede Club to stay clear of the Vice Chancellor, stressing that the new VC has come to work not to join any club.

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Enconiums On Charlvon Over Uzodinma’s Reception



The people of Owerri zone and Imo state at large have described the Servant Leader of Ikeduru, Prince Charles Amadi (Charlvon) in superlative terms for putting up a stellar performance during the Governor’s grand reception organized by Owerri zone people last Thursday.

Charlvon who was the central planning committee chairman of the reception was everywhere at the popular Heroes Square leaving no stone unturned to ensure a successful outing.

Our reporter who covered the ceremony stated that it was an assemblage of political, traditional and musical crème de la crème of Imo state and Nigeria at large including the sensational singer, Flavour who thrilled the crowd with melodious songs.

Reading the welcome address at the event, Prince Amadi said that the idea was to celebrate the divine means through which the Governor emerged and not for mere jamboree.

According to him, the Governor has so far proven his love for the people of Owerri zone, stressing that he (the Governor) deserves more than a reception.

The Eziama-born political giant further urged the Governor to continue to demonstrate his overflowing love for the people of the zone especially in areas of infrastructures and economic development.

He boasted that Owerri zone is rich in hospitality and human resources, little wonder, he argued it is the commercial hub of the state and capital city.

“The purpose of this gathering today is to appreciate the Governor and demonstrate our love for him.

“We will continue to demonstrate a high sense of maturity in accommodating everybody towards the realization of the 3Rs mantra of the shared prosperity government.

“It is our earnest wish, however, that after you complete your constitutional tenure of 8years, that you graciously hand over to an Owerri zone man to continue from where you stopped.

“No doubt, Your Excellency, you have started well. Therefore, we urge you to continue to widen the frontiers of development in the state so that the people will completely feel the rejuvenating breaze of the shared prosperity government.

“The nine LGAs in Owerri zone have shown unalloyed support and solidarity to your government. We promise we will continue to keep the tempo high and the cardinal aims of this government which is anchored on the 3Rs, shall be fully realized.

“In the same vein, I want to use this golden opportunity to wish you, my boss and political ally, a happy 62nd birthday. You shall be exalted to greater height as you diligently serve the people of Imo state whose mandate you hold tenaciously.

“Thank you so much, Your Excellency, for your love for Ndi-Owerri zone. Thank you for pairing with one of our own, Prof. Placid Njoku, the deputy Governor, in recovering the state from the days of locusts. Thank you for honoring our invitation and God bless you,” he concluded.

The chairman of the occasion, Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, while speaking, said that Imo people are blessed to have Senator Hope Uzodinma as their Governor. I must tell you, Hope I’d a good man. He deserves more than just a reception.

“I have known Hope Uzodinma for so long and I can beat my chest to say that Imo people made the right choice in him. He is not a greedy politician. He is generous and accommodating.

“I am an elderstateman and I have given in my best to the development of the state and Nigeria at large. All I do now is to groom the younger ones to grow. Prince Charls Amadi is my boy and I am happy he is doing well both in politics and business.

“Imo is the only state we can gladly call our own, so why won’t we support the government to achieving better result. Let us eschew violence and pull him down syndrome. It has dragged us backward. Igbos are very industrious people who can survive in any part of the world, but why are we not in unity? Let us come together and love one another.

“So I thank the organizers of this reception especially for finding me worthy of being the chairman. It has offered me the opportunity to once again interact with my people.

“Frankly, I must tell you that Senator Hope Uzodinma will fix the state and he has promised me that. I urge you all to continue to support his government because I am convinced that he has come to work,” he said.

Others who spoke at the reception ceremony were the Governor and his deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku, the member representing Ikeduru state constituency, Ambassador Uche Ogbuagu and some Interim Management Committee chairmen.

Conspicuously present at the event was the great leader of Owerri, Prince Lemmy Akakem, Hon. Iyke Njoku who was the secretary of the central planning committee, a handful of commissioners and Special Advisers/Senior Special Assistants all the Interim Management Committee chairmen in Owerri zone among other dignitaries.

Other side attractions were the uninterrupted moment of merriment and praises which followed the arrival of Mr. Flavour, the sensational singer.

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