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Orlu IMC Condoles With Family Of Okada Rider Shot Dead By Police



Chairman, Interim Management Committee, Orlu LGA; Hon. Chief Mrs. Nneoma Ifeoma Ndukwu (Ugosinachi)has condoled with the family of Ukachukwu  Mbagwu, who was killed last Thursday by a trigger happy policeman at the popular Banana junction, Amaifeke Community in Orlu LGA.

Speaking in tears to the bereaved family during the condolence visit at Abara Kindred Amanato – Okporo, Nneoma Ifeoma Ndukwu, described the incident as very unfortunate, adding, the Child was her own child as it is only mothers would understand the pains of losing a child irrespective of the age.

“The shooting of your son by a police officer was very unfortunate, but there is nothing that would make us question God. Your son Ukachukwu Mbachu was my son and that of every mother in the society as it is only mothers that bear the pains of losing a mother most.

Furthermore, She revealed her efforts in making sure there was peace and orderliness during the resulted fracas over the death of the young boy, even as she has directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Orlu division to do the needful.

“I made sure the young boy’s body was deposited in the mortuary before returning to my house the same day. We share in your grief and I am assuring you that the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Senator Hope Odidika Uzodinma has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command to investigate thoroughly, the cause of the incident for Justice to take its course”

Nneoma Ifeoma Ndukwu, further charged the family to bear the loss with fortitude, just as she appealed, they should hand over the matter to God.

“Don’t blame God on this. He is the omniscience and we have to hand over this matter to him. Soon the police will brief my office concerning the matter and we will make it open in the public interest. Let’s be encouraged the more as non of the saints we profess today died what we can describe as a normal death. This sad incident must be followed by wisdom.”

She encouraged the deceased father who is a Widower, never to lose faith in God, but be thankful to him in all things since he has other children who would still take care of him, even now he is getting old.

Responding, father of the slain boy, Mr. Thomas Mbachu, thanked the Interim Management Committee Chairman, Orlu LGA, Nneoma Ifeoma Ndukwu, and her entourage for finding out time to sympathize with them in this time of grief. He appreciated her efforts so far and acknowledged the advanced team she directed to visit him the day of the incident.

At another condolence visit to the country home of Hon. Prince Stanley Chinedu Nwosu (Ochinanwata) over the demise of his younger sister, Oluchi Benita Nwosu at Owerri -Umudioka Autonomous Community, Umudioka ward, Hon. Chief Mrs. Nneoma Ifeoma Ndukwu (Ugosinachi), charged him to never mourn like those who have no faith in the resurrection but be consoled that, the deceased tried her best to do the wills of God while she lived.

Thanking the Chairman, her Interim Management Committee members, and others on her entourage, Rt. Hon. Nwosu said he would remain grateful to them for the solidarity shown to the entire Nwosu family on the death of their daughter and sister, Oluchi Benita Nwosu.

Appreciating the sympathizers further, the member representing the Umudioka Ward in the Interim Management Committee, Hon. Ichie Longinus Ehirim, noted, their visit would go a long way in consoling the bereaved family and the entire Umudioka ward over the irreparable loss.

In another development, the Chairman, Interim Management Committee, Hon. Chief Mrs. Nneoma Ifeoma Ndukwu (Ugosinachi) has also sympathized with the Hausa community over the looting of their goods and vandalization of their shops by some youths suspected to be hoodlums as a result of the killing of Ukachukwu Mbachu by a police officer said to be a Northerner.

During the visit at their Sam Okwaraji Stadium Plaza Orlu, Thursday, She advised them to go about their normal businesses without any fear of molestation.

“In as much as we mourn the death of one of our owns, whose death was regrettable, it does not warrant the killing of another or resort to the looting of goods belonging to others and vandalizing their shops.

” I am here on behalf of the Governor, His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma(Onwa Oyoko). The governor has asked me to direct you to go back to your various legitimate businesses without any fear of molestation or intimidation from any angle.

“We are one and we don’t discriminate against each other. Our relations residing in the North have called me to express their sympathy for you. This place is your home and I assure you of adequate security”.

Responding on behalf of the Hausa Community,  Mr. Issah Idi, thanked the Chairman, Interim Management Committee,  Nneoma Ifeoma Ndukwu (Ugosinachi) for the visit, noting, her visit has rekindled hope in them.

“We are happy over this honor. It has further assured us of our safety and we appreciate your quick intervention which abated many calamities on the day of the incident.

Among the Interim Management Committee members and Chieftains of the party on the entourage of the Chairman were, Hon. Engr. Achinike Onyeka O’Bright, Hon. Bennett Ugochukwu, Hon. Kenneth Angara, Hon. Engr. Uchenna Mbachu and Dim Akuakanwa.

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Farmers/Herders clash: “pass anti-grazing bill”, SDP advises state government.



The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has advised State governments to pass the Anti-Grazing Bill into Law to tackle the constant farmers/herders conflicts across Nigeria.

The Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Alfa Mohammed, gave the advice in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

Also he urged the state governors to set up Ministries of Internal Security and Conflict Resolution to deal with the activities of aliens in states.

In his words, “It is high time the [governors] start taking bold steps toward securing the lives of their citizens who are being kidnapped, raped, maimed or killed on a daily basis by marauding Fulani herdsmen who are mostly foreigners.

“The governors must remind themselves that the 1999 Constitution makes security and welfare of the people the primary purpose of their governments and confers upon them Chief security officers of their various states.

“This makes them accountable for security lapses suffered by their subjects in their various states.”

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Mohammed also added, “The Governors’ Forum should set up an investigative panel to investigate, among other things those who are responsible for the unrestrained influx of foreign bandits and herdsmen into Nigeria in the last 6 years.

“So that any ethnic leader who’s found to be aiding criminality among his people can be replaced and prosecuted.”

Mohammed also lauded state governments who have taken bold steps to establish their local security outfits and pass the Anti-Open Grazing Bill.

Recall that some states, for instance Oyo and Benue, have passed the Bill into law already.

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CBN lending rate still at 11.5%



The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has disclosed that CBN will retain her Monetary Policy Rate at 11.5 per cent.

This was disclosed in Abuja, after a two-day meeting held by the Monetary Policy Committee on Tuesday.

It also retained the Cash Reserve Ratio – CRR and Liquidity Ratio – LR at 27.5 percent and 30 percent respectively.

These rates are the rates the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) maintained at its last meeting in November, 2020

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Buhari appoints new Service Chief – Femi Adesina



Following the clamour to replace the Service chiefs that had been appointed by the president since 2015, The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has responded by accepting the resignation of the service chiefs.

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This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari appoints new service chiefs, read by the Special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

It read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service“.

Those involved are:

  1. Chief of Defence  –  Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin
  2. Chief of Army Staff – Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai
  3. Chief of Naval Staff – Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas
  4. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

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The new Service chiefs are:

  1. Major-General Leo Irabor –  Chief of Defence Staff
  2. Major-General I. Attahiru – Chief of Army Staff
  3. Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff
  4. Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao –  Chief of Air Staff.

“President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he calls their ‘overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,’ wishing them well in their future endeavours

“The President congratulates the new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.”

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