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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Rochas Foundation Aims at Liberating Africa Through Education; Empowers Over 13,000 African Kids #Project55555

Project55555 is gaining traction as a trend on social media and blogs. What is Project 55555. Read on...

 For over 13,000 children beneficiaries of Rochas Foundation College - 24th of February, 1998 will forever be a date they will not forget all their life; a day that gave birth to the Rochas Foundation.
Rochas Foundation; is a non governmental organization that caters for the poorest of the poor in our society.
Formed in 1998, three years after its formation, Rochas foundation college came into existence which was given birth to see for the educational needs of the children of the members of our society who could not afford it to have access to education with no payment attached.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Invitation: Prof. B.T.O Ikegwuoha Launches Books to Address Leadership Issues in Nigeria and IboLand


Professor B. T. O Ikegwuoha has the Pleasure and Honour to Invite:

All the Staff (Academic & Non-Teaching Staff) and Students of Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri & Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, Religious leaders, Business Owners, Operators of Media Outfits, Politicians, Journalists, Markters, Media Consultants etc

TO THE LAUCHING OF HIS BOOKS:
(1) “Leadership: Theory and Practice – Critical Issues of Political & Economic Development”

(2) “Igbo People of Southeastern Nigeria: Issues, Questions and Dilemma of Leadership” (co-authored)

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Rochas' Son Aham Okorocha Not Dead - Government

Aham Okorcha pictured with former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo
Imo State Government yesterday released a statement debunking the rumor making the rounds that Aham Okorocha, the son of the Imo State Governor, Anayo Rochas Okorocha has died after elders of the state gathered to lay curses on the governor following his demolition of the EkeUkwu ancestral Market in Owerri.
Press statement released yesterday from the government house described the rumor as a handiwork of mischief makers:

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Imo State University ,IMSU, Post UTME 2017 Registration


IMSU 2017/2018 Post UTME Application.

Candidates who chose Imo State University Owerri as First Choice
University in the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are hereby
invited to apply for an aptitude test, provided such candidates scored a minimum of 180 in
their UTME. Those who did not choose IMSU as First Choice University but scored a
minimum of 180 in their UTME can also apply.
Application commences on Tuesday , September 5th, 2017....

IMSU Graduates 2015

IMSU Vice Chancellor's son to be buried today

 Today, September 2, 2017, the remains of Mr Nnamdi Nnanna Obasi,  the late son of Imo State University's​ VC Prof. Victoria Obasi, will be laid to rest at his home town in Isu, Imo State.
He was born in 1985 and died 13th August 2017 from what was reported as surgery complications which developed after he was operated on for the treatment of Appendicitis. He was a husband, father, son and brother.
May his soul rest in peace.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Faith of Darlington Foundation Organizes Extra mural Classes for Secondary School Students

In continuation of its extraordinary service to the community, the Faith of Darlington Foundation has once again put an indelible mark in the walls of the people of Ikeduru LGA, Imo State . 
Penultimate weekend, the founder of the Foundation Chief Darlington Chimezie went in the company of his friends and colleagues to officially cut the tapes of the already ongoing summer classes. 
While speaking to the students at low key ceremony, Chief Darlington encouraged the students to take their studies seriously because a good education is the key to a successful individual. 
He told them to indulge in more educative activities as well as join clubs that would further enhance their already acquired knowledge. 
The real estate mogul in addition cautioned the students against indulging in nefarious activities and joining secret cults.
When asked why he decided to set up the extra mural classes, the Ndiokwu-Umiyi born business man noted that it was for the good of his people adding that although his parents could cater for his education, as a young boy,  he knew there were his contemporaries who weren't faring any better as their parents could hardly even pay for uniforms. 
Continuing, he stated that it was such experience that spurred him to set up his Foundation which has been involved in a lot of scholarship programmes. 
Guests at the event praised the effort of Chief Chimezie in organizing such an impactful programme for the young school kids of examination class. 

Obum, a Jss3 student hailed the founder of the Faith of Darlington Foundation for considering the plight of young scholars  like himself whose parents cannot afford to put them in extra mural classes. 
The young student further stated that it was his prayers that good people like Chief Darlington Chimezie occupy the corridors of power because their goodwill and benevolence will mean a lot to the poor. 








Present at the opening ceremony were ; Mr.  Henry Igbokwe an APC chieftain in Ikeduru, Hon. Sir Anyaehie Okameme the incoming T. C chairman of Ikeduru LGA, Arc.  Akonye Anselm a member of the incoming Transition Committee of the LGA, Prince Dabirinze, Chief Magnus Melariri the Coordinator of Ugwumba  Movement , Ikeduru LGA and many more friends and well wishers.
The summer class will specifically cater for the examination class students (SSCE, NECO, GCE & JAMB) starting from 7th August  to the 8th September,2017 by 9am to 3pm each day. 
The venue for the classes are:
Ikeduru West (Akabo, Amatta, IHO, Uzoagba, Ngugo/ikembra,Atta 1 & ATTA 2 Wards,); Akabo High School 
Ikeduru East (Amaimo, Inyishi /Umudim , Amakohia , Okwu , Ugirike, Eziama, Avuvu wards) ; AMAIMO Community Secondary  School. 
 Please ensure your child, ward or student is a part of this lofty programme. Sponsored by Faith Darlington Foundation (FDF). 



Saturday, 26 August 2017

Boy shot dead as Government and people of Imo state struggle for EkeUkwu market Owerri

 A boy has reportedly been shot and killed while others sustained injuries in a clash between the security men of Imo State Government that is demolishing the EkeUkwu (a.k.a EkeOnuwa) market located along Douglas road in Owerri municipal.
Security men accompanying the bulldozers at work were said to have opened fire on people who were protesting the demolition that have been widely condemned by most common people of Owerri.
The protesters were said to be stoning the armed policemen when the police opened fire that led to the killing of the boy.

Friday, 25 August 2017

We've never had electricity: Imo State community cries out over total Government neglect

The people of Alatia community, a rural community in Ngor Okpala LGA in Imo state are crying out over total neglect by the government.
Guest Article:
ALATIA: "CAPTIVES” AWAITING THEIR COLUMBUS

The biblical Jews in exile, held captive by the Babylonians, sat and wept by the Rivers of Babylon because of the apparent torment brought on them by their captors. Unlike the biblical Jews, but worse, the people of Alatia Autonomous Community in Ngor Okpala LGA are in captive in their own land, held captive by the modern day Babylon – bad leadership; or how else can we describe a community lacking electricity, water supply, roads, health care, security and other things that should be accessible to a “free born”; even prisoners have access to some of these amenities. 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Lady G; The Rap Queen Signed by 2Baba Idibia

Nigeria music industry is very crowded that's for sure... especially by the male folk. So standing out as a female in the midst of the teeming competition is no small feat. Then when you stand out, getting the attention of music legends who rule the industry is another Everest to climb.
Lady G (born Cynthia Uchechi Anyiam) is a new rave in the country. Blogs are talking about her, social media is abuzz with the name. All the focus is on the new Nigerian music next queen who was handpicked by 2Face (2baba) Idibia from an Imo state talent hunt event that held in Owerri in April 2017 and which was powered by the Imo state government.
After performing alongside other talented Imo State artistes who were at the event, many of whom started music long before her, Lady G was picked as the judges favorite for her unique and crowd-wowing performance.
On 16th August, Lady G was handed over to legendary Nigeria musician, 2baba, in a 20 Million Naira deal to put his weight in taking Lady G to become the next BIG artiste in Nigeria.

GISTGATE.COM's Anaturuchi GreenBrain had an interview with Lady G to know more about her life, music and the new deal. Here is our interview with the lady, Lady G, who is as humble and easy-going as ever.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

220 Students Set to Graduate from Africa Film Academy's So You Wanna Act Owerri Workshop

The city of Owerri is set to play host to the graduation ceremony of this year's edition of its So You Wanna Act workshop organised by Africa Film Academy.
The graduation event scheduled for the 24th of August, 2017 marks the end of a highly educative and interactive workshop for the participants and is billed to take place at the Imo Trade and Investment Centre, Owerri.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tuface to storm Imo for endorsement of Imo Artistes as Governor Rochas fulfills promise

Tuface Idibia is to storm Imo State for endorsement of LadyG, Achara Man and others as Gov. Okorocha fulfils promises made some weeks ago.

Afro pop legend Tuface Idibia aka Tubaba will be storming Owerri, the capital City of Imo State for the endorsement of singer cum rapper Cynthia Ladyg Anyiam popularly known as LadyG in an event of dual highpoints.

Late Son of IMSU VC, Nnamdi Obasi got married two years ago and here is the cause of his death

Yesterday, August 14th, the news of the death of the second son of the Acting Vice Chancellor (Prof. Mrs Adaobi Obasi) of Imo State University, Nnamdi Obasi sent shock waves over the Internet. More chilling reports that have surfaced shows that the man who was in his mid years got married two years ago and was with his wife at the launch of Elfreeda foundation in Owerri on August 12th but told his friends that he was suffering from appendicitis and was scared of being operated on here in Nigeria.
Later that night, the pains became unbearable and he had to be rushed to a hospital in Orlu in Imo State. He was operated on but later died of internal bleeding.
May his soul continue to rest well.

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Friday, 11 August 2017

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Arise Afrika Boss, Ik ANyanwu, Speaks on Face of Ariseafrika Pageant

Face of Arise Afrika 2017 founder IK Anyanwu

*About FAA*

Face of Arise Afrika is the first of its kind and the biggest scholarship beauty pageant competition in Nigeria.

It is not a another beauty pageant, but an act towards inspiring and nurturing young, talented models as we seek to raise the beautiful continent of Africa.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Photos from the successful OLUIGBO Igbo Language Competition in Imo State

Oluigbo competition  at Calvary school owerri
The Oluigbo (voice of Igbo) first edition Igbo language competition held successfully on 30th of June at Calvary International Secondary School, Orji, in the capital city of Imo State - Owerri.
The event which was earlier publicised on GistGate.com as being organised by Mazi Nwadike Ifesinachi JohnPaul  and his team was well attended by the students who were excited about the event which is part of  the  movement to secure Igbo language from extinction.
At 10 am the event kicked off and featured competitions (isompi) including okwu ntabeire (tongue-twisters), akuko ifo (folk tales), gwam gwam gwam (riddles), ajuoaza (quiz), egwu odinala (traditional dance of Igbo people), mbem ijele, and itu ilu (proverbs).
Those who won in the competitions were given prizes including writing materials and other items.
Head of the Oluigbo team who spoke with GistGate.com said the flag off event was to assess the level of knowledge and usage of the Igbo language in the school and subsequently among other students of other schools.  He said "surprisinly, the students were exceptionally beautiful in their use of Igbo language". He said the students show high enthusiasm and passion for the language but most patents see speaking big grammar as a means of showing they are affluent  and this usually affect their children negatively.
Mazi Ifesinachi added that the Oluigbo competition that held at Calvary school was amazing as the participants in the debate Igbo throughout without any use of English interjections. He noted that that was s test run and the competition will be taken to other schools soon.
"I must say that Igbo language is not dead.  Those who say that are just exaggerating. However what we need to do is to keep arousing the people to keep speaking and writing in Igbo"




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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Photos from "3 million man march" for Rochas and Buhari in Owerri this week

 According  to  government press release, there was a 3 million man solidarity march in honour of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and Nigerian ailing president Muhammadu Buhari yesterday,  July 4th.
According to the press release of the Imo state government, this was held after "nobody attended the planned anti-Rochas protest" that was planned to hold on July 3rd, Monday.
More photos below

Photos: Huge crowd that went to hail Nnamdi Kanu as he visited Owerri yesterday

Nnamdi Kanu in Owerri
 According to eyewitness reports, a large crowd went to see Biafran agitator Nnamdi Kanu yesterday,  July 4th, as he passed through Douglas Road, Owerri in Imo State.
Report has it that his visit to Imo state was unannounced but as people heard he was passing, many defied the thunderstorm and trooped out to hail the man who is referred to by many as the Messiah  of Biafra and by some as a power-hungry lunatic and traitor.
More pictures below....

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Imo state deputy governor celebrates 53th birthday with beautiful family photos

 The Imo state deputy Governor, His Excellency Prince Eze Madumere is plus one today.  He shared family photos and called on his people to celebrate with him.

He wrote:

School boy almost drowned in Imo state capital flooding

Shocking photo of boy who "almost drowned" as he returned from school yesterday has become a matter of discussion on social media as critics of Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, cry out against the demolition of existing roads and drainages in the state capital in the bid to construct multi-lane roads.

Okorocha meets with foreign security advisers; seeks release of Igbo prisoners in oversea prisons

 Imo state governor,  H.E Rochas Okorocha yesterday, July 3rd, met with security advisers of other countries who are in Nigeria.  While speaking the governor pleaded with them to work with their governments to get him the lists of all the Igbo indigenes who are currently imprisoned in their various countries and the crimes they committed so that he can see how their release can by secured.
While speaking,  he also said that Nigeria is a better country than what is portrayed in the international media.
Below is the Imo government house press release about the  meeting yesterday.
 GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE
PRESS RELEASE

FOREIGN DEFENCE ADVISERS & ATTACHEES STORM IMO
AS GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA APPEALS FOR LIST & PARTICULARS OF IGBO INDIGENES IN FOREIGN PRISONS & THEIR OFFENCES.

Governor Rochas Okorocha has appealed for the list and identities of Igbo sons and daughters in various prisons or detention in various Countries of the world with the particulars of the offences they had committed to enable his administration see whether it can play any role to see to their freedom, adding that the possibility of some of them being unjustly imprisoned could not also be ruled out.

Governor Okorocha made the appeal when he received Defence Advisers and Attaches from various Countries serving in Nigeria who visited him at the Government House on Monday, July 3, 2017, stressing that furnishing the government with the particulars of such Igbo sons and daughters and nature of the offences that warranted their incarceration would make his administration know the right action to take.

His words “Most of the Igbo sons and daughters are languishing in the various prisons of the world with some for obvious reasons and some unlawfully imprisoned I beg as a governor of the State that if you go home especially those from China, Korea, Turkey and USA and you facilitate their release, I will be ready as to come over and pick them and reintegrate them in our society”.

He said “Imo is where you have the brain box of the nation, literacy rate is very high here, we are very industrious people, we control the commerce of this nation, you have come to the right place for the cultural interaction and exchange and you will meet the right people”.

He continued “Often than not, Nigeria receives a misconception and we suffer a very bad image across the world, yet, this is the place that everyone wants to come. Believe me, most of the foreigners that have come to Nigeria 90% of them don’t normally want to go back and the question is, if Nigeria is bad, why are those coming in, finding it difficult to go back, so I think it is rather what I may call the press misinterpretation and the media war we suffer from, in this country”.

For him “Nigeria remains one of the few nations in the world that can give you comfort of the home, where there is no discrimination or segregation”.

He further told them “I charge you as people who have seen the goodness of this nation to be our ambassadors and tell our good stories to the world when you go back to your countries. We need people to tell our stories, of how great this nation is. We have a population of over 200 million people with diversified cultures and languages but yet united”.

He remarked “The news you hear outside Nigeria does not reflect the true character of Nigeria, sometimes people believe that Boko Haram is everywhere in the country not knowing that it is only in Maiduguri. And as you are aware, this terrorism act is everywhere in the world now, no country is safe from terrorism nor safe from insurgency. It is happening so fast that if your country has not been attacked today one day it will be attacked”.

According to him “It has become today incumbent on all the leaders in the whole world to rise using all the military forces to fight this ugly menace of terrorism in our world; having in mind that an injury to one nation is an injury to another nation. The unity of this world starts from the military, if the military forces come today, the much desired peace we have been looking for will come to fruition”.

He added “I want to make a proposal that a department be created in the military for the prevention of war rather than the fighting of war. If we can prevent war there won’t be need to spend billions of dollars on ammunition which will be used for other human endeavours. If this is done, it will guarantee peace in most parts of the world”.

In his speech, leader of the delegation Brigadier-General Augustine Agundu, Director Foreign Liaison At Defence Intelligence Agency told the governor that they came in company of the foreign defence attachees attached to Nigeria, on 3days cultural tour to the State with their families to see the beauty and cultural diversity of the State, pointing out that terrorism and insurgency have no border which called for world leaders to come together to fight the scourge to ensure peace and security globally.

According to him, the foreign Defence Attachees and defence Advisers function in collaboration with the Nigerian Armed Forces to advise and ensure security.

Defence Advisers and attaches in attendance were, Brigadier-General Augustine Agundu (Director Foreign Liaison at DIA), Col. Patrick Doyle (USA), Snr. Col. Wang Runxu (China), Col. Thomas Ludulla (Germany), Col. Moussa Labbo (Niger Republic), Commodore Luciano Conegela (Angola), Col. Michael Shatamuka (Zambia), Col. Mark Nuson (Ghana), Col. Kuttche Rogger (Cameroon) Lt. Col. Daislike Nagatani (Japan), and others.

Sam Onwuemeodo
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor





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