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Ohanaeze Ndigbo youths appoint Okpalaezeukwu as Acting National Youth Leader





Youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has appointed Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu as its Acting National Youth Leader.

The appointment is contained in a communique signed by Mazi Chika Adiele, the National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing Worldwide and made available to newsmen in Owerri, on Friday.

Adiele said that Ohanaeze youths unanimously endorsed the appointment of Okpalaezeukwu as the Acting National Youth Leader of Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Wing Worldwide, pending the due process of electing a substantive National Youth Leader of Ebonyi extraction.

He said that the resolution was reached at a meeting convened by President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, on Wednesday, August 30, in Owerri, the Imo capital.

He added that the youths passed a vote of confidence, solidarity and support on Iwuanyanwu for the promising efforts so far and other convincing new agenda for visible and sustainable development and economic growth of the Igbo nation while pledging their absolute allegiance and fealty.


“ Rising from a crucial meeting of the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing Worldwide with our President-General, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, we have unanimously endorsed the appointment of Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu as our Acting National Youth Leader,” he said.

Adiele further reaffirmed the group’s resolve and commitment to end “sit-at-home” in the South-East, and shall not rest on its oars until Peace and Security is restored in the geopolitical zone and Nigeria at large.

He condemned in strong terms, the activities of some mischief makers whom he said parade themselves and make unfounded and unruly statements in the name of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.

“We admonish such peddlers of falsehood to desist forthwith as any attempt by any individual or interest group in this regard shall henceforth be appropriately sanctioned by Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

“We adopt total implementations of the declared vision and mission of the Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide on security, economic growth and development in Ala Igbo (Igbo land), Nigeria and Africa in general,” he said.


Unknown Gunmen Abduct Channelstv Reporter In Port-harcourt




Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped Joshua Rogers, the ChannelsTV reporter in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Politics Nigeria learnt that Rogers was picked up close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt and to an unknown destination by the gunmen around 9pm on Thursday, April 11.

The reporter was driving his official ChannelsTV branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle.


Rogers was said to be returning from his official assignment in Government House after a trip to Andoni for a government event when the incident happened.

Already, the gunmen were said to have contacted his wife and demanded a N30million ransom for bis release.

His cameraman confirmed the incident and appealed to his abductors to set him free unconditionally.

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Lassa Fever Kills 150 In Nigeria — NCDC




According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), 150 people died from Lassa virus in 125 local government areas throughout 27 states in the federation between January and March 2024.

The NCDC reported that the deaths were recorded with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 18.6% overall from week one to week thirteen, 2024. This is higher than the CFR for the same time in 2023 (17.5%).

In its Lassa Fever Situation Report Epi Week 13, which was released on March 25–31, 2024, the agency revealed that 806 of the 5,295 suspected cases that were recorded were confirmed. Eyes Of Lagos reports,

According to the report, in week 13, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 25 in Epi week 12, 2024 to 15. These cases were reported in Ondo, Bauchi, Plateau and Edo states.


In total for 2024, 27 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 125 LGAs, even as 62 percent of all confirmed Lassa fever cases were reported from Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi states, while 38 percent of cases were reported from 24 states with confirmed Lassa fever cases.

Of the 62 percent confirmed cases, the NCDC said Ondo reported 24 percent, Edo 22 percent, and Bauchi 16 percent. The predominant age group affected is 31-40 years (Range: 1 to 98 years, Median Age: 32years), with a male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases of 1:1.

From the report, the number of suspected cases (5,295) increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2023 (4,338).

The agency confirmed that the National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Incident Management System has been activated to coordinate response at all levels at the Emergency Operations Centre, EOC.

No new healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week 13, the report noted.

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