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Obi Visits, Condoles with Awgu Diocese over Death of School Children

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…Presents school with N1 million cheque

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has condoled with the Catholic Bishop of Awgu Diocese, Most Rev J. I. Okoye, over the road accident that painfully claimed the lives of some staff and students of Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu recently.

It will be recalled that a road accident had earlier claimed no fewer than 10 lives comprising staffs and students of Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu when a heavy duty vehicle rammed into the school bus conveying the students.

Obi, who made a visit to the School on Wednesday, explained how saddened he was about the accident that claimed precious lives.

Obi said he understands the trauma associated with loosing one’s friends or school mate. He recalled how he lost some of his friends to the cold hands of death during his school days at St Charles College, Onitsha. He condoled with the staff and students of the school and encouraged them to accept the loss as the will of the Almighty.

He further presented a cheque of N1 million to the school to help them step up their educational facilities.

Welcoming Mr. Peter Obi to Awgu Diocese, Bishop Okoye said they had accepted the accident as the will of God. He described Obi as a true leader who has the interest of the people at heart and shows empathy to people’s condition. He prayed God to give Obi the opportunity to do more for the country than he had done for Anambra State.

“Obi called to condole with us immediately he got the news of the accident. We appreciate him for sacrificing time to be here with us today”, Bishop Okoye said.

The Diocesan Secretary, Fr. Leander Ezeh; Cathedral Administrator, Fr. Emeka Nwadi and School Principal, Sr Udechukwu Chisomma, all joined voices to appreciate Obi, who they said had always played a fatherly role to them, with a prayer to God to bless him.

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Rev. Sr Udechukwu Chidimma (right), receiving a cheque of N1 million Naira on behalf of Presentstion Nursery and Primary school, Awgbu, from Mr. Peter Obi (Left), who visited the school on Wednesday.


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Commonwealth scholars appoint Adamu Adamu as technical adviser

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The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has been appointed the Technical Adviser of the Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association, Nigeria, (COSFAN).

The appointment was made in Abuja when the association led by its president, Dr Adimula Abiola, paid a working visit on the minister.

Abiola said the appointment was in recognition of government’s efforts aimed at improving the nation’s educational standard, as well as ensuring viable scholarship opportunities for Nigerian students.

During the investiture, Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Honourable. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said the Federal Government in its effort to guarantee qualitative educational opportunities for Nigerians, was willing to explore ways of working with COSFAN in developing the education sector.

Adamu Adamu commended the association for its zeal for improving educational standard in the country, urging it not to relent on its efforts in linking Nigerian students with good scholarship opportunities.

Speaking earlier, the President of COSFAN, Dr Adimula Abiola, said the visit was necessitated by the association’s desire to have a better working relationship with the ministry.

She stressed that maintaining a good relationship with the ministry was important so as to advance the association’s cause to make scholarship opportunities available to Nigerians.

Dr Adimula revealed that the association which comprised educational alumni members of institutions in commonwealth countries such as Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, had assisted Nigerian students to access scholarship opportunities in reputable foreign institutions.

She lamented that Nigerian students were not fully embracing and utilising scholarship opportunities from commonwealth countries.

According to her, “most times the slots for Nigerian students are not filled, thus, we will like to work with the Federal Ministry of Education to ensure that our students no longer miss such opportunities.”

The president made some demands from the ministry which include effective collaboration for mutual benefits, Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) between the association and the ministry an annual subventions to aid its work as well as participation in the ministry’s activities, among others.


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Sen Ekwunife Begins Construction of Classrooms At Central School Mbaukwu

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*Commendations As EKWUNIFE commences Construction of Block of Three Classrooms At Central School Mbaukwu*

The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife (Iyom) has embarked on construction of block of three classrooms at Central Primary School Mbaukwu in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Senator Ekwunife was represented at the project flag off by the Zonal Project Monitoring committee led by the former commissioner for women affairs Anambra State, Lady Henrietta Agbata on Monday, 30th November 2020. The team which has the mandate to supervise and monitor projects in Anambra Central to ensure quality and speedy completion was received by the Venerable in charge of the school, Ven. D. C. Ezeobi and the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Florence Ndibe.

Speaking during the visitation, Ven. Ezeobi expressed gratitude to the Senator for facilitating such a laudable project. He noted that His Lordship, Most Rev Dr Alex Ibezim, the Archbishop Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese received the project with joy. Speaking further, Ven Ezeobi prayed God to reward the Senator abundantly and grant her success in all her endeavors.

On her part, the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Florence Ndibe who could not contain her joy, described the project as vital. She thanked the Senator for siting the project in the primary school and prayed God to grant her her heart desires.

In their separate remarks, the Awka South PDP Chairman, Barr. Emma Odum and PDP Woman Leader Mbaukwu Ward, Mrs Angela Ibezim described the Senator as a true representative of the people. They praised her for ensuring that each community in the Senatorial District feels the impact of her representation.

Also in the delegation were, the Former Accountant General of Anambra State, Mrs Helen Nwaeri, the Former Chairman of ASUBEB, Dr Rose Nwankwo and the Project Manager Anambra Central Liaison Office, Mrs Ifeyinwa Chinwuko.

Others present include, the PDP Chairman Mbaukwu Ward, Mr Clement Anogbulu, Youth Leader Mbaukwu Ward, Augustine Okafor, and others.

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Sen Ekwunife Begins Construction of Classrooms At Central School Mbaukwu

Sen Ekwunife Begins Construction of Classrooms At Central School Mbaukwu

Sen Ekwunife Begins Construction of Classrooms At Central School Mbaukwu


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Ganduje Appointed As East Carolina University, USA Visiting Professor

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Amazed at the Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s accomplishment in good governance and genuine investment in human capital development, the East Carolina University’s, United State of America, International Center for Information Technology and Development, (ECU-ICITD), College of Business, appoints the governor to the position of Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and International Affairs.

In a letter transmitted to the governor titled “Appointment to the position of Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and International Affairs at East Carolina University International Center for Information Technology and Development, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, signed by Prof. Victor W. and dated 30th November, 2020, he was congratulated by the University’s Academic Board.

It reads “Congratulations! The Academic Board of International Center for Information Technology and Development, College of Business, USA, is pleased to inform you that you have been appointed as Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and International Affairs.”

Not only that, Ganduje’s choice is a depiction of close monitoring of his achievements as a governor in the last couple of years. Which eventually earned him global recognition and commendation.

As the letter acknowledges that, “You have been a source of motivation to the Nigerian youths both at home and in diaspora at large. We are amazed at your accomplishments both as the Executive Governor of Kano State, Nigeria, Fellow National Association of Educational Administration and Planning, Nigeria, and your investment in Human Capital Development.”

As his academic responsibilities, the Academic Board of the University assigns for the governor, that, “…you will mentor PhD students, junior lecturers, as well as take a lead in advising our University’s Research Center on academic issues related to E-Governance and International Affairs. We run specialised workshops for government officials (Executive, Judiciary and Legislature) from developing nations.”

The University’s keen interest in tapping from governor Ganduje’s wealth of experience, good governance posture and commitment to societal development, they said, “…we will be elated to host you even once a year to speak to them during our conferences and colloquia. This will be scheduled at your convenience.”

Speaking the obvious, the letter appreciates that, “Looking at your academic, administrative, and overall leadership record in Nigeria and Africa, you fit perfectly in East Carolina University’s goal to remain a leading research and teaching institution in the United States and beyond.

It is our fervent hope, Sir, that you will accept this offer. Your appointment will be posted at …ECU-ICITD’s website…once we get your acceptance.”


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