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EPIA to host 1st online debate with Edo governorship candidates August 9

The Edo Indigenous Movement Worldwide(EIM) under the aegis of Edo Progressive Indigenes Association (EPIA) says it has concluded all necessary arrangements to host all governorship candidates in the Edo Governorship election 2020.

EPIA revealed that it will be anchoring a debate, where the 14 candidates will appear and tell Edo people what they intend to deliver to the citizens, if they win in the coming election.

The founding president and leader of Edo indigenes, Chief Bishop JOE Edokpolo who stated this in Benin, announced that they have concluded their arrangement for the debate which will be virtual, and monitored across the globe.

“We have completed the invitation process to have all the 14 governorship candidates to participate in the debate, as Edo indigenous people are very interested in knowing what the candidates have to offer.

“Edo people all over the world will be watching the show for them to tell us how they intend to implement their agenda or manifesto. These are the things that matter to our people, whom these candidates shall serve, if they win the election”.

He also said that more information about the debate will be made public as they come.

Re: Ours is a closely-knitted family; Idehen is alien to us

BY DR TINYAN OKUNBO MD

I have just read a so-called letter doing the round in the social media by a character who referred to himself as Frank Agbons Idehen and claimed that Captain Hosa Okunbo is his cousin.

While I doubt the claim of this social media bully, I have every reason to believe that Frank Agbons Idehen is a pseudonym adopted by a paid agent of Capt. Hosa’s traducers to tar a global brand that has been built for over two decades with a brush of public odium.

But, unfortunately for this ghost writer, who lives in the world of fictive narration and puerile imagination, it is too late for him and his timid sponsors to unconscionably de-market, negatively deconstruct and wickedly profile Capt. Hosa, whose records of achievements and contributions to national and global peace are writ-large.

Idehen claimed to have written from the USA and populated his contrived letter with dubiously-crafted tales and salacious lies that could have come only from a warped mind. Yet, he failed to substantiate all his claims.

That the letter came at a time my younger brother, Capt. Hosa Okunbo published an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and the good people of Edo State explicates the suspicion that the writer of this spurious letter in the social media could very well have penned the preposterous missive from a cozy office in the Government House.

With just an open letter, the political climate in Edo State has changed dramatically and the elements in power are no longer at ease.

I expect them to clutch on to available straws and my brother, who declined overtures to contest the governorship position because he would not want to hand over his massive investments to proxies, became a significant straw to hold on to.

My take really is that if the so-called Idehen knows he is speaking the truth and he is ready to prove to the world that he is not an agent of Capt. Hosa’s traducers who are on a familiar voyage of character assassination, he should accept the gauntlet by presenting himself to the public instead of lurking in the dark.

This letter falls in the class of the series of stories about Capt. Hosa’s business deals with the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison Madueke, which traducers have continued to circulate and recirculate in the last four years and yet, Capt. Hosa walks about a free man.

Those who were involved in oil deals with the former Petroleum Minister are either on exile or before one court or the other in Nigeria standing trial.

Capt. Hosa has not written a statement at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with any oil business involving the former Minister of Petroleum; or at any other anti-corruption agency in Nigeria in connection with any fraud.

I hereby on behalf of the Okunbo Family of Edo State declare that the so-called Frank Agbons Idehen is not known to us. We are a closely-knitted family and as the head of Okunbo siblings, I know all members of our family both immediate and distant.

I can also attest to the character of my younger brother, Capt. Hosa Okunbo, who has a home in America and was in 2012 conferred with the African Titan award by the US Congress.

I have lived in America for so many years now where I practise as a medical doctor and there is no single incident yet that has pitched him against the law of the US.

We have told our brother, Capt. Hosa Okunbo that all of these shenanigans are political and we have advised him not to bother to reply any more to these silly insinuations.

We call on people to disregard these calculated attacks to damage a reputation that had been built a long time ago through honest hard work and commitment to value addition.

We take this opportunity to advise the candidates in the forthcoming Edo governorship election to focus on their campaigns and leave our brother alone.

Signed
Dr Tinyan Okunbo MD
For the Okunbo Family

CAC Withdraws Registration Certificate Of Ohaneze, Arewa, Other Groups

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has withdrawn the registration certificate of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and other socio-cultural groups in Nigeria.

Disclosing this at the weekend in Abuja, the Registrar General of CAC, Mr Garba Abubakar, said the measure was part of the reforms the Commission was putting in place to subject such applications to thorough scrutiny following security threats that may arise from such registrations.

The RG noted that the reforms are a measure put together to sanitise the Commission operations which lead to the recent withdrawal of the certificate of registration earlier issued to Ohaneze Ndigbo General Assembly. He said:

“Yes, we have withdrawn the certificate of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly because the certificate should not have been issued in the first instance.

“We have an established protocol that all organisations; ethnic, religious with political implication should be referred for security clearance before such organisations are registered. In 2017, a similar organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide applied to be registered and security agencies rejected it.

“It would have been a double standard to allow another organisation to be registered. Up till now, Arewa Consultative Forum is not registered because they were not given security clearance, we have South-South Youth Forum, NorthEast Youth Forum and so many organisations that have not been allowed to register.

“What we have done after withdrawing the certificate (of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly), we now referred the application for security clearance, if at the end of the day we are advised that this object is consistent with what the law says, and the trustees are fit and proper, then we will go ahead, but till then, we have withdrawn the certificate and they have threatened to go to court, we are lawyers, we will meet them in court.”

COVID 19: The world needs 7 million doses of vaccine- Bill Gates

Billionaire Bill Gates has outlined what he believes the world needs from a Covid-19 vaccine in order to reopen society.

“Realistically, if we’re going to return to normal, we need to develop a safe, effective vaccine. We need to make billions of doses, we need to get them out to every part of the world, and we need all of this happen as quickly as possible,” Gates said in a blog post.

The vaccine only needs to be at least 70% effective to stop the outbreak, Gates said. He added that a vaccine that’s 60% effective is usable, but society would still see localized outbreaks, while anything under 60% is unlikely to stop the virus.

Gates said he’s optimistic a safe and effective vaccine could emerge in 18 months, though it could be as short as 9 months or up to two years. It also doesn’t have to be perfect at first, and it can take time to develop a refined vaccine.

Gates said that once a usable vaccine is ready to go, it should be distributed to health-care workers first and then to people in low-income countries. The world will eventually need 7 billion doses or more if it’s a multidose drug, Gates said. He added that the Covid-19 vaccine will likely become part of newborn immunization schedules.

Since it emerged, the coronavirus has infected more than 3.2 million worldwide and killed at least 227,971 people, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

″It might be a bit hard to see right now, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We’re doing the right things to get a vaccine as quickly as possible,” Gates said.

COVID-19: MORE ABIANS GET PALLIATIVES AS PROF IBE CONTINUES PALLIATIVES SPREE (PHOTOS)

Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation(PGIF) has successfully concluded another round of the second phase of palliative distribution exercise.

The one-week distribution exercise was flagged off on Monday, July 13, 2020 by the Chancellor and Founder of Gregory University Uturu, Prof Gregory Ibe, who was represented by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Augustine Uwakwe.

The one-week distribution exercise was flagged off on Monday, July 13, 2020 by the Chancellor and Founder of Gregory University Uturu, Prof Gregory Ibe, who was represented by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Augustine Uwakwe.

Delivering an opening speech during the ceremony, the chairman of Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation(PGIF), Hon. Prince Emeka Okafor, stated that the palliative distribution is targeted at the less privileged members of the society.
He therefore charged representatives of the Local Government Councils and other invited organisations to ensure effective transmission of the palliatives to the needy members of the groups they represent irrespective of their social, religious, tribal or political leanings.

He retariated that as a non-partisan organisation, Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation was established “to cater for the well-being of all members of the society without recourse to their political or tribal affiliations”, emphasising that their interventions are usually targeted at improving the lives of the less privileged members of the society.

He therefore charged representatives of the Local Government Councils and other invited organisations to ensure effective transmission of the palliatives to the needy members of the groups they represent irrespective of their social, religious, tribal or political leanings.

He retariated that as a non-partisan organisation, Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation was established “to cater for the well-being of all members of the society without recourse to their political or tribal affiliations”, emphasising that their interventions are usually targeted at improving the lives of the less privileged members of the society.

The Coordinator of the PGIF second phase palliative distribution exercise, Surveyor Eze Ibe Aja stated that Prof Gregory Ibe initiated the second phase of the palliative distribution exercise due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, arising from his concern for the well-being of the poor masses in the face of the hardship caused by the global scourge. He therefore enjoined LGA Ambassadors of Abia Crusaders, Council Ward representatives, Leaders and other group representatives to “distribute the items judiciously and equitably, no matter the quantity, ensuring that each needy Abian receives something”.

Representatives of Abia chapters of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) , Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria (OMPAN),and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) were joined by ward leaders from Umunneochi and Isuikwuato Local Government Councils in witnessing and partaking in the formal flag-off ceremony.
Sequel to the official flag-off, the palliative materials were subsequently taken to the people at their different wards through various Local Government Councils.

This exercise was done through the despatch of delegations of Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation to different Local Government Councils, on scheduled days to interact with the ward residents.

Thus deploying members of Abia Crusaders Organisation, the local arm of Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation, the palliative materials made up of bags of rice, beans, garri, salt, cartons of noodles and tubers of yam were distributed to residents of the 184 wards in the state.

This exercise was done through the despatch of delegations of Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation to different Local Government Councils, on scheduled days to interact with the ward residents.Thus deploying members of Abia Crusaders Organisation, the local arm of Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation, the palliative materials made up of bags of rice, beans, garri, salt, cartons of noodles and tubers of yam were distributed to residents of the 184 wards in the state.

Welcoming the delegation to Ugwunabor Local Government Council, the Transition Committee Chairman, Hon. Peter Aguwamba, thanked Prof. Gregory Ibe for the kind gesture.
He applauded him for having the welfare of the less privileged members of Abia society at heart which led him to undertake a second phase of palliative distribution after executing a resounding first phase. In his own remarks, the Chairman of Ugwunabor Stakeholders Forum, Hon. Chinwe Nwanganga, thanked Prof Ibe for remembering Ugwunabor people in particular and the entire citizens of Abia State at large with his ” charity and peculiar act of benevolence”.

He reassured the team that the items received will subsequently be delivered to the targeted indigent members of the Local Government Council, who according to him, need it the most.

He applauded him for having the welfare of the less privileged members of Abia society at heart which led him to undertake a second phase of palliative distribution after executing a resounding first phase. In his own remarks, the Chairman of Ugwunabor Stakeholders Forum, Hon. Chinwe Nwanganga, thanked Prof Ibe for remembering Ugwunabor people in particular and the entire citizens of Abia State at large with his ” charity and peculiar act of benevolence”.

He reassured the team that the items received will subsequently be delivered to the targeted indigent members of the Local Government Council, who according to him, need it the most.

Receiving the team in Ukwa West,the PGIF Ambassador for Ukwa West Local Government Area, Hon. Uche Enyioko, stated that Abia State is blessed to have a son like Prof. Gregory Ibe, who is “constantly touched by the plight of the needy” , and thanked the Chancellor for initiating what he termed as “Kitchen Palliative.”

Hon Enyioko further stated that representatives of the ten wards that make up the local government council were present to receive the items on behalf of the indigenes of the LGA.
Hon Enyioko further stated that representatives of the ten wards that make up the local government council were present to receive the items on behalf of the indigenes of the LGA.

At Umuahia South LGA,the PGIF delegation was received by a representative of Abia Crusaders in the area, Chief Ambrose Emezue. Speaking after receiving the palliative materials, Chief Emezue described Prof Ibe as “too benevolent and filled with a large tank of overflowing milk of kindness”. He lauded the initiative of the second phase of palliative distribution as a follow up to the largely successful premiere edition.

Correspondents report that apart from Umunneochi and Isuikwuato Local Government Councils who had the fortune of receiving their palliatives during the flag off ceremony, the remaining 15 LGAs were served their quota at their bases, as delegations of the Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation came calling, while arrangements are being concluded to extend the exercise to churches, markets and charity homes in Abia state.

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Osaro Onaiwu, Politics aside, respect your elders!

By Dominic Osaigbovo Okuosa

Last night, I was shocked to come across a tweet made by an otherwise respectable Edo-born gentleman, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, against our mentor and the elder statesman, Captain Hosa Wells Okunbo.

In the tweet, Onaiwu said “#Edo2020, Captain Hosa Okubo(sic), don’t bring the wolves out, keep your last integrity”, and he signed it with his name.

For a man of Onaiwu’s standing to stoop so low and tacitly insult Captain Okunbo in the name of politics is a joke taken too far.

Captain Okunbo is certainly not a man to run his name down for the crumbs of politics.

He has paid his dues in building a business empire, and is using same to build sustain the image of Edo indigenes.

Captain Hosa has been honored with the prestigious Global Peace Award, in Geneva, Switzerland, by H. E. Robert Blum, in recognition of his efforts in global peace and business innovations. He was bestowed with the prestigious Order of Lafayette award at the United Nations day for Global Peace. The Order of Lafayette is a patriotic, hereditary, nonpartisan, and fraternal organization established in New York City in 1958 by Colonel Hamilton Fish III (1888-1991), a former Congressman from New York and decorated veteran of the First World War.

He started out his eventful professional life as commercial jet plane pilot at 21, logging almost 10,000 hours of flying time and flying with several airlines including the defunct Nigeria Airways. He ventured into agriculture where his company, Wells Hosa Farm Limited, has invested millions of dollars in green house farming and agro-allied business in Edo State. Wells Hosa Farm Green House project is now operational and attracting off-shore interest from the US government.

Wells Farm Limited has about 9000 hectares farmland in Edo State that would in the end be built into an agricultural park. The investment is so big that it is projected in the first instance to generate 25,000 jobs, with a capacity to create over 60,000 indirect jobs. In the sea, he has over fifty sea vessels, both for security and crude oil movements. His companies; Ocean Marine Solutions Ltd and OMS Tankers Ltd wrought wonders in bailing out NNPC from its challenge when he had to move crude in marine vessels to the refineries in Warri and Port Harcourt as oil pipelines were massively vandalized.

For over 15 years now, his company, OMS Tankers Ltd, has supported in raising the level of oil production in Nigeria and its sustenance by providing dedicated and efficient security solutions for offshore production assets of the major international oil companies operating in the country.

To this end, Captain Hosa not only invests heavily in Edo land, especially in his farms, he also repatriated his earnings home for the overall development of Edo State.

Getting an international, a global peace price is no mean feat, and Hosa has always demonstrated in word and deed that he does not have time for unnecessary fights. Why Onaiwu is dragging his name about is what we do not know yet.

Earl on the other hand, has risen too in the annals of Edo fame, having served as the Coordinating Consultant of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum(no mean feat), the CEO of runs a protocol company, a fashion outfit, and a real estate, leasing and sales company in Abuja.

Onaiwu must understand that the fact that his companies serve the affluent is not enough an achievement to begin running his mouth against a colossus like Captain Wells Hosa Okunbo.

In Abuja, Onaiwu lives like a king, and is supposed to command respect. In 2016, he even stood up tall to run for the highest elective position in Edo State- he wanted to become our governor! But this is a man, with all his name, fame and pomp, does not own a house of his own!

Yes, let me say it here for those who don’t know- Earl Osaro Onaiwu has been junketing from rented apartment to another rented apartment. He understands what leadership is all about but he cannot boast of a place to call home. This is unbecoming of a man who should understand what leadership means in Edo State. A man of his standing, of Edo origin, am sure understands what it means to be the leader, first of a family, a kindred, a community, and a people. But I am befuddled that a man who cannot even boast of his own house, four years after he ran for governorship of our state sees himself as an authority regarding what happens politically in Edo land.

And yet, Captain Hosa, in all humility, has continued to insist that his name should not be dragged in the mud of political arguments. Why Onaiwu masticating on his name, and even mentioning wolves side by side his name is what shocks me. If I may ask, what wolves? Just be aware that we don’t do wolves in Edo land. We do leopards and lions, it it’s not time for war yet.

Take caution sir, because if you stretch out the hand of battle against our beloved mentor and respected statesman, we will tell you, and also prove to you that WE DEFEND OUR OWN BY EVERY MEANS NECESSARY. As you chew on your next meal, ruminate over this.

Leave Captain Hosa alone, let none play with the tail of the napping leopard.

Okuosa, a public affairs analyst writes from Benin City, Edo State capital.

NDA donates boreholes, other palliatives to Kaduna communities+PHOTOS

*as commandant shows satisfaction with progress of Exercise Camp Highland 2020

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has donated two boreholes and distributed palliatives to two communities in southern Kaduna State.

The donation formed part of Civil Military Cooperation activities for Exercise Camp Highland 2020.

The boreholes were located at Kuturan Buzu communities in Kachia Local Government Area. Similarly, Maro community of Kajuru Local Government Area benefited from refurbishment of a tricycle ambulance for its Primary Healthcare Centre and got other palliatives as well.

Other items donated on Saturday by the NDA to the communities included treated mosquito nets, blankets, face masks, cartons of NDA-made hand sanitizers and mattresses.

The items were handed over to Kachia and Kajuru Local Government chairmen as well as the representative of Agwam Adara by the Commandant, Maj Gen Jamil Sarham.

Maj Gen Sarham said the intervention was part of the Academy’s corporate social responsibility to communities where the Academy conducts training activities; “It is a symbol of our appreciation for your support in training the future leaders of our armed forces.

“The NDA has over the years supported various communities as part of it’s Civil Military Cooperation responsibilities.

“As Commandant, I am indeed proud to continue this noble tradition of NDA by providing support to communities in the area of medical services, water and sanitation.

“These interventions and outreaches, although not our primary mandate, are necessary for us to show appreciation to our host communities and all those who support and partner with us on the very important duty of transforming young men and women into professional military officers.”

Maj Gen Sarham added that the palliative would improve the quality of life of the beneficiaries, and urged personnel at the Maro Healthcare Centre to use the refurbished ambulance judiciously.

The Commandant further noted that NDA remains conscious of its mandate of training cadets for the nation’s defence infrastructure;

“This is why we have continued to improve on the training modules for cadets and inject more elements of realism into cadets training activities.

“Only recently, we completed a tour of the front lines in North East region with final year cadets to give them a first hand experience of realities in the front lines.”

He disclosed that the performance of the cadets in the ongoing exercise was very encouraging.

“As we conclude activities for exercise Camp Highland with battle inoculation and firepower demonstration in a few days time, I remain confident that our cadets will put up the best display of courage and prowess in carrying out military operations.” he concluded.

Likewise, the Commandant inspected cadets deployment at defensive area which is part of the exercise. He expressed his satisfaction on the progress of the Exercise so far urging the cadets to drive home all the lessons learnt during the phases conducted so far.

13 years after, FG heeds Deputy Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha’s requests, hands Abia gully erosion site to contractor (PHOTOS)

Work will soon commence at the gully erosion and flood control works at Oghoghe/Urualla Ohukabi Aligbara/Ohukabi Ndijibe in Oguduasa, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.This is following the hand over of the contract by the Federal Government to the contractor, Messrs Foldams Engineering Company Limited on Friday, July 17th, 2020. The ceremony was performed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Habiba Lawal.Addressing journalists and the people, Dr Lawal revealed that the project is one of 20 ecological intervention projects, approved by President Muhammadu Buhari for the first quarter of year 2020.Lawal, who was represented by a Director in the agency, Mr. Collins Igwe, said the contract was awarded by the EFO’s tenders’ board.“It is the resolve of the present administration that no part of the country suffers any neglect, owing to its geographical location or political consideration.”Dr Lawal said the project was initiated through a request for an urgent intervention forwarded to the agency by the Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency in the National Assembly.When completed according to Lawal, the project would “end the continuous soil erosion and flooding” ravaging Oguduasa communities.“This will also go a long way in mitigating the impact of associated flooding being experienced within Oguduasa communities.“The intervention is to be implemented for the overall wellbeing of the communities,” Lawal said, noting that it would also bring socio-economic development to the area.The director implored residents of the area to give the contractor and consultant the needed support and cooperation by ensuring the safety of their lives and equipment.Hon Onyejeocha reportedly, has been pursuing the project since 2007, after a 45 year-old road along Uturu Isuikwuato axis was cut off by a huge gully caused by several years of erosion.Speaking at the hand over ceremony, Hon. Onyejeocha said the project was first captured in the 2007 budget, but could not be executed “because of a lack of design.”The lawmaker said she reminded the president about the erosion, when she accompanied traditional rulers from Oguduasa on a courtesy visit to Aso Rock.“I reminded the president about the road as a condition for my constituency to vote for him.“In 2019, the Ecological Fund Office visited the constituency and identified 10 erosion sites,” the lawmaker said, adding: “Just two weeks ago, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved it.”Onyejeocha thanked President Buhari and the FEC for the approval of the project, saying that tackling the erosion menace would bring relief to affected communities.“The road is critical to the economy of the area and the gully erosion poses serious danger to the lives of the natives, motorists and commuters.“The erosion site also provides a safe haven for kidnappers, robbers and rapists, who regularly attack unsuspecting travelers.”Onyejeocha admonished politicians from the area to stop playing politics with issues affecting human lives.“I cannot play politics with erosion sites or people’s lives. My campaign was not based on frivolities,” she added.In an interview with newsmen, the project consultant, Mr. Farukuoye Adeyinka said the project would be delivered between four to six months.Also, the Traditional Ruler of Oguduasa Autonomous Community in Isuikwuato Local Government Area, Eze Okey Udeh, thanked the president, EFO and Onyejeocha for coming to their rescue.He said that the area had been subjected to untold socio-economic hardship, due to the erosion.“Our communities have been cut off from our neighbouring communities. Our farmlands have been washed away, hampering economic development in our area,” the monarch said.This media, Jungle Journalist Media Ltd will be watching this space to monitor the implementation of the project.MORE PHOTOS:

Edo Indigenous Movement set for showdown with companies marginalising its citizens

The worldwide uniting body of all Edo indigenes, Edo Progressive Indigenous Association (EPIA) has warned that it will no longer tolerate the marginalisation of its citizens by multinationals, banks, government parastatals and other companies in its own soil.

EPIA, also known as Edo Indigenous Movement (EIM) while announcing its planned showdown with these companies, frowned at the continued marginalisation of Edo indigenes by these comknakes domiciled in Edo soil.

EPIA /EIM President, Chief Bishop JOE Edokpolo who spoke to our reporter in Benin City on the matter, said they have received several reports of marginalisation by indigenes and would swing into action to verify these issues and ensure they are corrected. Hear him;

“We Edo indigenous people will no longer tolerate marginalization of our Indigenes in their own land. Moving forward, companies, banks and governments must learn to prioritize Edo Indigenes and put them in the priority first class, list that they belong to, as EPIA/EIM is set to verify and expose the companies and banks that are underemploying and underpaying Edo indigenous people.

“This act against our people is contrary to the Local Content Act passed into law by the then Administration of Goodluck Jonathan in April 2010. We can no longer accept to be 3rd class citizens as we are not slaves in our own land”, he warned.

BREAKING NEWS! Ana Elects Camilius Ukah National President

The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) on Saturday, 18th of July, 2020, held an election which ushered in Camilus Chima Ukah as National President of the largest writers body in Africa. He will stir the affairs of the Association for the next two years.The election took place during ANA’s emergency General Meeting (AGM) that was held today in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State as directed by the ANA Board of Trustees and the National Advisory Council.ANA National Caretaker Committee constituted at the EGM and others headed by Prof. Jerry Agada, reports that Camilus Chima Ukah (ANA Imo) emerged as National President, while Maik Ortserga (ANA Benue) was elected General Secretary.The election was attended by card carrying members of ANA from twenty states of the federation.In his acceptance speech, Camilus Chuma Uka promised to run an open door and inclusive administration. He further solicited the unwavering support of all ANA members across the country to enable the new EXCO succeed.Others who emerged in the new national executive members elected include:Farida Mohammed – Vice-President (ANA Niger),Freeman Okoson – Asst. Secretary (ANA Oyo),Stella Touremi – Treasurer (ANA Bayelsa),Chimankpa Ogbueri – Financial Secretary (ANA Rivers),Patrick Taiwo – Auditor (Kaduna),Wole Adedoyin – PRO South (Osun),Umar Kakamu Aliyu (ANA Nasarawa) – PRO North (ANA Nasarawa),Bentex Torlafia – Legal Adviser (ANA Nasarawa),Charles Iornumbe- Ex Officio 1 (ANA Benue),Odono Matthew – Ex Officio 2 (ANA Ebonyi).The EGM also moved two other important motions which were adopted and would be communicated to the public shortly.Many ANA members joined the meeting on zoom among which were Prof Olu Obafemi, former ANA President, Dr. Wale Okediran( former President and member ANA Advisory Council ), Prof Remi Raji (Former ANA President), Prof Akachi Ezeigbo etc.PHOTOS: