Archive for February, 2016

Tell the whole truth concerning your Supreme Court victory, Rivers APC tasks Wike

Posted on February 28, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized |

By Nwaurgu FaustinusThe Chairman of the Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress , Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, has urged Rivers people, nay Nigerians to ignore the numerous campaigns by …

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1976: 40 years after, the movie surfaces‎

Posted on February 7, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized |

1976: 40 years after, the movie surfaces‎

The streets of Nollywood were lit up last night with the movers and shakers of the industry attending the first private screening of Prince Tonye Princewill’s latest movie production, 76′. The Private screening was the first time the cast and crew alongside leaders of the business community; saw the finished product of six years of intense work. Linus Idausa, Uti Nwachukwu‎, Omoye Ozamere and many other celebrities joined the cast and crew for this event.

IMG_9134The satisfaction of the viewers was glaring as the movie brought tears to everyone in the hall including one of the star acts, Rita Dominic. Set six years after the Nigerian civil war, ’76’ tells the story of a young military officer from Nigeria’s Middle Belt region who gets entangled in a romantic relationship and eventually marries a beautiful student from the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. Their budding romance is threatened by endless military postings, and they face the ultimate test when news of the soldier’s involvement in a botched coup attempt hits the headlines.‎

Directed by award winning director, Izu Ojukwu, 76 is inspired by events which led up to and followed the botched 1976 coup d’etat, and features real life, archived, actual footage that contributes to the movie’s overall authenticity. The execution of the movie was also done with the explicit approval and support from the Nigerian Army.

The director of the movie, Izu Ojukwu, described it as a tale of love in a time post war. “The movie deals with a range of issues including the plight of the African woman, and the usually invisible pain of a soldier’s wife,” he said. “76 highlights the enduring Nigerian cultural values of courage, resilience, patience, loyalty, faith and family and the nation’s ability to surmount all challenges.”

The release of 76 comes four decades to the date after the actual events, and follows several years of work by the director and the production duo of Adonis Productions and Princewill’s Trust. 76, stars renowned Nollywood names including Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Ibinabo Fiberesinma, Memry Savanhu, Ada Ofoegbu, Daniel K. Daniel and a host of others.

On his part, the Executive Producer and a patron of the Nigerian Association of Movie Producers, Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill, said: “76 is a deeply emotional movie, and it resonated deeply with me as I am sure it will do for viewers not just in Nigeria, but around the world.

IMG-20160205-WA030“The movie’s message presents a number of questions including how we got here, amongst many other issues. 76 is the first movie to be shot on film and was thus a very expensive project. We are however very satisfied with the finished work and we know viewers will thoroughly enjoy the experience.”

Thanking the Nigerian Army, M-Net and other sponsors for their support, Princewill added: “None of this would be possible without the support we have received and continue to receive. The cast and crew have been phenomenal, and they gave their all to make this movie the success that it is. I’d also like to thank my partners Adonis Production led by Adonijah for showing me one of the most powerful ways to touch lives – by making movies.”

76 premieres in 2016 in cinemas across the world starting in Nigeria, thereafter it will hopefully come to TV screens across the continent courtesy of DSTv Box office, Netflix & MNET/Africa Magic.

Speaking on the Nigerian Army’s involvement in the movie, the Head Civil-Military Affairs Army Head Quarters, Major General Nicholas Rogers, representing the Chief of Army staff said “inevitably a lot has changed since 1976. As the world has evolved, so have we,”

IMG-20160205-WA029“The relationship between the army and the people is now even more critical. Our true strength comes from collaboration, and nowhere is it better illustrated than in partnerships such as these.” He also reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Army Leadership to anything positive that tells their true story.‎

Wabiye Idoniboye-Obu

Personal Assistant – Media and Publicity



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Rivers State: APC members not decamping to PDP

Posted on February 2, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Rivers State: APC members not decamping to PDP

…Ignore Obuah and Needam’s propaganda

By Nwaorgu Faustinus

DR IKANYA IBIAMU DAVIES THE APC RS INTERIM CHAIRMANThe Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, said its attention has been drawn to a spate of crass propaganda being churned out from the charlatanic stable of the PDP Chairman in Rivers state, Bro Felix Obuah and his media assistant, Jerry Needam falsely claiming that APC members are set to decamp to the PDP in Rivers State.

The APC in a statement said it was not surprised at the level of puerile lies being thrown into public space by a bunch of fellows who are yet to understand that the propaganda train has since left the primitive station where they sadly find themselves languishing.

“The most important reason why no APC member will ever join the PDP in Rivers State remains that the leadership of the PDP have blood on their hands. To dine and drink with such characters, no matter the compelling reasons, will amount to sharing in the toga of guilt that is still hanging on their necks. PDP leaders know this” the party stressed.

The statement reads: “Another reason no genuine member of APC will join the PDP is that APC members do not worship money or ready to dine with the devil irrespective of how long the spoon may be. It is important to remind the PDP that APC remains the party in power at the federal level and that is instructive.

“Again, it is pertinent to sound a reminder to the PDP that it is adherence to principles and values that led to the mass movement of our members into the APC in the first place and we still uphold and cherish those principles and values. We will never trade them away for a pot of porridge.

“The PDP should start cracking their brains on how to carry along the insatiable and greedy bunch in their fold. We are convinced that with Abuja beyond the reach of Rivers PDP, it is only a matter of time before the bubble bursts. A fight over the spoil of office by the PDP in Rivers State is a waiting time bomb. It is not whether or how the cookie will crumble, it is when it will crumble. Therefore, APC members are quite aware that the State resources will be unable to cater for the obscenely insatiable appetite of the characters in the PDP fold and therefore will never consider joining the PDP for any reason. That will amount to moving from hope to hopelessness.

“The APC has also observed that Bro Felix Obuah, through his media assistant Jerry Needam, released a statement accusing the 2015 Governorship Candidate of the APC in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside of making inciting statement at an APC stakeholders’ meeting last Saturday. This accusation flies in the face as Dr. Dakuku Peterside does not engage in use of incendiary language and this is evident in his statement reacting to the Supreme Court judgment of last Wednesday. Felix Obuah and Jerry Needam were probably sleepwalking at the time they made their unfounded allegations. If they have properly woken up then they may seek for the statement made by Dr. Dakuku Peterside at the said meeting.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the APC wishes to state that Dr. Dakuku Peterside shows comportment, grasp and decency in his choice of words at all times. Felix Obuah should know that those who spew inciting words dwell in his party.

“The APC is aware that the PDP Chairman and his media assistant enjoy engaging in tale-by-moonlight propaganda that belongs to the 18th Century. We wish them good luck in their journey back to the Stone Age.”

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Hon. Andrew Uchendu: From Quintessential Rep to Senator

Posted on February 2, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Hon. Andrew Uchendu: From Quintessential Rep to Senator

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze


Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

In my efforts to present and highlight the capabilities of the candidates presented by All Progressives Congress (APC) for the February,6th, 2016 re-run elections, permit me this time to present before you a man described in some quarters as the Leader of leaders and embodiment of what selfless services entails.  HON. ANDREW IGBONULE UCHENDU was a 1992 recipient of the Federal Government National Productivity Merit Award, the highest honour that can be conferred on any worker in the public service in Nigeria; he was in 1994 drafted into politics by the Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation. He represented Emohua, Ikwerre and Obio/Akpor LGAs at the 1994/1995 National Constitutional Conference.

One of the best members of the House of Representatives, Hon. Uchendu has moved six crucial motions. These include the motions on Ogbakiri crises, Rehabilitation of the East/West Expressway, Establishment of the Oloibiri Oil Museum, Youth Unemployment and Youth Restiveness in Nigeria, Insecurity in the Niger Delta, and the Invasion of the Rivers State House of Assembly by Hoodlums. He has, in addition, sponsored three fundamental Bills in the House. They are the Standard Tendering Procedure for the Award of Contracts in the Public Service (popularly known as Due Process), the National Youth Development Programme, and the Amendment to the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Act.


ANDREW IGBONULE UCHENDU was born more than sixty three years ago to the Royal family of Uchendu Osi in Mgbuitanwo, Emohua. He obtained his First School leaving Certificate in 1962, West African School Certificate (Grade one) in 1971 and attended the Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar, where he acquired his Higher School Certificate (HSC) in 1973.

In 1973, he was admitted into the prestigious University of Ibadan, where he graduated with B. Sc (Hons) Second Class (Upper Division) in Agricultural Economics.

He worked in so many Organizations including the Rivers State Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank Ltd, Kaduna and the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority.  In 1985, he applied to be the Secretary to the Board of Risonpalm Ltd. After a very rigorous interview, he was appointed the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer in March, 1985. In 1989, based upon his performance, he was elevated to the position of Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, and thus became the first Managing Director of a Rivers State-owned Company. During his tenure in Risonpalm, the Company made profits in seven consecutive years. In consideration of this excellent performance, the Federal Government conferred on him the 1992 National Productivity Merit Award. This award is the highest honour that can be conferred on any Worker in the Public Service in Nigeria. Andrew Uchendu disengaged from the services of Risonpalm in September, 1993.

In 1994, the Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organization drafted him into politics, thus becoming the first Ikwerre man to be so honoured by his people. He represented Emohua, Ikwerre and Obio/Akpor LGAs in the 1994/1995 National Constitutional Conference. He fought with other Compatriots in Ikwerre to ensure that the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality was not split into two separate proposed States during the Conference. He has since then been in active politics. From 2003 to 28th May, 2015, he represented the Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency. He is now the APC Flag bearer for the Rivers East Senatorial District for the 2015 General Elections.

During his tenure as a Member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Andrew Uchendu moved about six motions namely, Ogbakiri crises, Rehabilitation of the East/West Expressway, the Establishment of the Oloibiri Oil Museum, Youth Unemployment and Youth Restiveness in Nigeria, Insecurity in the Niger Delta and the invasion of the Rivers State House of Assembly by Hoodlums. This last motion led to the take-over of the Legislative functions of the House by the National Assembly. It is worthy of note to mention that the resolution taken by the House on the crises stemmed the imminent mayhem and bloodletting that would have taken place.

He sponsored three fundamental Bills in the House. They are: the Standard Tendering Procedure for the Award of Contracts in the Public Service, (popularly known as Due Process), the National Youth Development Programme and the Amendment to the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Act. In 2007 – 2011 he served as the Chairman of the South-South Parliamentary Caucus and is presently the Chairman, House Committee on Public Service Matters.

In the course of his tenure as a Member of House of Representatives, Uchendu attracted a number of Federal and State Projects, namely;

Water projects at Oduoha-Ogbakiri, Rumuche-Emohua, Ovogo and Rumuodogo II in Odegu.

Primary Schools at Mgbueto in Emohua, Ipo and Omademe in Ikwerre LGA

National Skills Acquisition Centre at Elele.

Youth Development Centre at Emohua.

Solar Street Light at Mgbuitanwo, Emohua.

Community Computer Centre at Ndele and Emohua.

Distribution of Secondary School furniture and books for Emohua and Ubima.

Distribution of Transformers for Mgbuetor, Rumuche, Elele, Isiokpo, Aluu and Elele Army Barracks.

Community Town Hall at Aluu.

Scrap Metal Melting Plant at Emohua.

Rumuche Internal Roads.

Influenced the Construction of Mgbuitanwo General Hospital, Mgbuetor Road.

Rumuakwunde Internal Road

Influenced the Construction of the East/West-Elibrada-Oduoha-East/West Road.

Okporowo-Ogbakiri Internal Road.

Credit Assistance to 100 Widows

Skill acquisition for over 30 Youths

Financial support to 300 indigent Citizens of my Constituency

From his personal savings, he embarked on the award of bursaries to indigent students in the Tertiary institutions in his Constituency. In the first phase, he had 64 Beneficiaries, two in each ward of the Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency. In the second phase, he extended the Bursary to about 140 Beneficiaries, 5 students per ward in his Federal Constituency. Already, payment for the first year has been completed.

In addition, he has facilitated the employment of over 15 Constituents into the Federal Public Service and Parastatals.

During the period, Rt. Hon. Andrew Uchendu was in the service of Risonpalm Ltd, he obtained the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Management from the University of Port Harcourt in 1987. And in the course of his years in the House of Representatives, he attended a number of Leadership Development Programs at the Universities of Florida, Oxford and Harvard in the United States of America.

As a grass roots Politician, Uchendu is always in touch with his people. He is an active member of his Age Group, Ikwerre Development Association (IDA) and Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organization. As a result of his services to the Community, he was conferred with the Chieftaincy Title of Ochi Aliri II of Emohua and only recently, he was initiated into (Ohna), the highest Traditional Council in Emohua Kingdom.

It is in consideration of all these that Rt. (Hon.) Andrew Uchendu was conferred with yet another Honour in 2008, the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).

He is married with five children. Rt. Hon. Andrew Uchendu is a man of the people, if he is in the Senate, you are there. Please give him your vote.


Hon. Andrew Uchendu is not only an embodiment of selfless services to humanity but also a promoter of empowerment for anybody that comes across him. There is no stopping this epitome of leadership on his march to the upper chamber of parliament, the Senate.

Eze Chukwuemeka Eze is a Media Consultant based in Port Harcourt


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Plot to Eliminate Rivers APC Chieftains Exposed –APC alleges

Posted on February 2, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Plot to Eliminate Rivers APC Chieftains Exposed –APC alleges

…. fingers PDP, cries to IGP for help

DR IKANYA IBIAMU DAVIES THE APC RS INTERIM CHAIRMANThe Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has sent a Save Our Souls (SOS) message to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, following the uncovering of a plot by the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to embark upon the killing of some selected leaders of Rivers APC by Friday, 5th February, 2016.

“Credible information available to us indicate that the ruling party in the State is contemplating eliminating APC leaders in the State before the rerun elections into the National and State Assemblies so as to make the coast easy for PDP during the said rerun elections. Our informants have warned us to be on our guard as Rivers PDP has come to see the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming Chief Nyesome Wike as the duly elected Governor of Rivers State despite the killing of over 100 APC members during the March and April 2015 elections that controversially produced Wike as Governor. This, to Rivers APC leader, has been interpreted to mean that they can kill and install their members into the Senate, House of Representatives and state Assembly and the courts would in the end affirm their election,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said in a statement issued Tuesday in Port Harcourt.

Dr. Ikanya declared that “this misrepresentation of the Supreme Court judgment by the PDP henchmen in Rivers State is not only sad but also very unfortunate.” He warned that “further killing of our members by PDP because of election will no longer be acceptable to us,” adding: “We therefore plead with the Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, to come to our aid as a matter of urgency by deploying enough members of his men to save us from the hands of these misguided demented fellows that feel that leadership can be obtained only through the shedding of the blood of innocent souls.”

The statement urged Rivers APC supporters “not to be intimidated but to continue with the mobilisation drive as we count on both the security organs and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide a level playing ground during the rerun elections.”

The party appealed to the good people of Rivers State to come out en masse to vote for all the APC candidates during the rerun elections in order to avenge the blood of their brothers killed by PDP monsters during last year’s polls.

Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,

SSA on Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers State


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