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BENUE ELECTS NEW OCH’IDOMA -How Pastor Emerged Elected.

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A new paramount traditional ruler has been elected following the recent “hunting expedition” embarked on by the Ochi’Idoma IV, Dr Elias Ikoyi Obekpa in October this year. (The Idoma people of Benue believe that a king/Chief is not declared dead but rather declared gone hunting when they pass).

In line with directive by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, an election was conducted and a new Ochi’Idoma emerged through an election procedure on December 30, 2021. Pastor John Elaigwu Odogbo emerged with 19 votes out of a total 28 votes cast in a keen contest at Otukpo. Among the contestants were federal permanent secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono, who scored eight votes, and Andrew Idakwu, who left with only one vote. Presenting the new Ochi’Idoma to Ortom at the Government House in Makurdi, supervising Commissioner of Information, Ekpe Ogbu, who is head of the selection team, said the exercise was conducted peacefully with the outcome of Pastor Odogbo as Och’Idoma elect.Ogbu explained that out of a total 32 expected members of the selection committee, 28 were present, two have impending court cases and one indisposed health wise.He added that five people had indicated interest to contest for the seat, noting that one voluntarily stepped down. The commissioner further stated that one among the remaining four contestants was not nominated and left the venue, leaving three finalists.

Speaking, the Ochi’Idoma elect said he saw the involvement of God in the entire exercise even as he thanked the governor for his leadership. The new royal father likened Ortom to the biblical Samuel who became the advocate of Israel who united the people together just as he assured that he would not disappoint the confidence reposed in him by the Idoma people.

Responding, Governor Samuel Ortom, hailed the Idoma nation for the selection of their new monarch, adding that he had always stood for equity, transparency and justice.He said that appointment belongs to God who chooses one and anoints such person to do His will.

“We will find a convenient day to do the coronation. I want the contribution of the traditional rulers to my administration,” Ortom said.The new Ochi’Idoma was born on March 27, 1969 to the family of Elaigwu Ekoja as the fifth child in Obagaji, the headquarters of Agatu Local Government Area of the state.He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1994) with degree in Accounting and currently studying for his doctorate degree.

10 THINGS ABOUT THE NEW OCH’IDOMA ELECT YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW
He was born on 27th March,1969 as the 5th born to the family of Mr. ELAIGWU EKOJA in Obagaji the headquarters of AGATU local government of Idoma in Benue State 1- Comrade Pst Elaigwu, Odogbo Obagaji John is a graduate of prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (1994) with B.Sc honours in Accounting 2- Master in Business Administration (2012) from Benue State University. 3- Post Graduate Diploma in Education (2015) from National Teacher Institute. 4- M.Sc Accounting and Finance, Nasarawa State University, Keffi. 5- Phd (in view) in Accounting from Nasarawa State University, Keffi He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCITN) 7- Fellow Certified National Accountants of Nigeria, (FCNA) 8- Associate member of Nigeria Institute of Management. 9- A Group Pastor (Penticost Group)Deeper Life Bible Church.Comrade Pst Elaigwu has been running his professional career with Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS where he worked for 23 years and rose to the position of Assistant Director. Comrade Pst Elaigwu held so many positions in the organization. Within the period of his stay.Comrade Elaigwu served as Chairman, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria for two tenure from 2004 to 2012. ELAIGWU also served as National Exofficio of the same Association from 2012 to July, 2018.

Pst Elaigwu is an erudite trainer (resource person in FIRS) and a thorough professional with vast experience in taxation and Accounting through International training and development among which are:1- Enhancing Critical Skills in the Fighting Against Corruption, Accra, Ghana, 2005;2- Enhancing Secretarial Functions for optimum Performance, Benin Republic, 2006;3- Modernization of Tax Administration- South Africa, 2008;4- International Seminar on Taxation- Japan, 2011;5- Developing Strategic Skills for Organizational Improvement, London, 2012;6- Strategic Leadership Planning and Conflict Management South Africa, 2013;7- Corporate Governance and Strategic Management Workshop, Dubai- 2015.8- Globalization and Worker Relationship, New York, USA, 2018.Comrade Pst Elaigwu left Federal Inland Revenue Service in 2016 to set up his consultancy firm and other related Companies such as:1- Esan Gods Integrity Consults. (EGIC.) Tax Consultancy and Management firm.2- Elmaro Elaigwu & Co. (EE&C.) Audit Management consultancy firm.3- EMEU God’s Professional Academy Limited. (EGPAL.) Professional Training Consultancy Firm.Comrade Pst Elaigwu is that man who is guided by this noble philosophy of: The longest distance to success is short cut and must not be considered or deared. Comrade Pst Elaigwu is married to Mrs Martha Omabo Elaigwu and blessed with wonderful five children.

Oche Onu writes with reports.

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OGBADIBO LG BANS MOTORCYCLE RIDING AT NIGHT, CLOSES TRAILER PARK

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The outgoing Executive Chairman of Ogbadibo LG Prince Samuel Onuh on yuesday convened an expanded Security Council meeting to address the Security situation in the LG. Present at the meeting are heads of all security agancies operating in the LG, the Ada’Ogbadibo HRH Chief Emmanuel Odeh and all his Chiefs including the two Third Class Chiefs HRH Chief Sunday Ekele and HRH Chief Joseph Ikwuje and all Ward and Clan Heads.
The Chairman told the gathering of recent security breaches that led to loss of lives by destructive Herdsmen militias. He informed the meeting of all his efforts for the past 48 hours with the Special Adviser to the Governor on security, Operation Whirlstroke, Zenda, Vigilante guards and Obagaida to contain the marauding Herdsmen. He said the operation is ongoing and employed all the citizens to cooperate with the security operatives to contain these enemies by providing prompt and useful informations. He informed all that the meeting was also a kind valedictory session with them as he ends his tenure as Executive Chairman and Chief Security Officer of the LG.
All the heads of agencies and the Traditional rulers took turns to profer solutions to the situation on ground.

They all commended the Chairman for his stewardship for the past two years and wished him well in his future endeavours. It was agreed that the Ada’Ogbadibo should pray and bless the Chairman for God’s grace as he exit as the LG Chairman.
The resolution of the meeting to contain the dangerous situation in the LG are as follows and with immediate effect.

  1. All motorcycle movements( Okada/Private) shall not operate after 8pm to 6am. Any violator of this order will be arrested and prosecuted. Such motorcycle will be impounded. Vigilantes/Obaigaida have been empowered to mount road blocks at strategic spots to arrest violators.
  2. The notorious Ade- Igwu heavy duty park at Orokam is to be shut down indefinitely and immediately. It is observed to be the haven for criminals that storm Ogbadibo LG from other States of the Federation.
  3. It was resolved that scavengers in the name of Iron condems who move about from village to village and from one compound to another be stopped forthwith. They are advised to go and purchase their scrapped metals from the market or designated areas. Violators should be apprehended as most of them are informants to criminals.
    Let us work together to make Ogbadibo LG a better place to live. May Almighty God bless our dear Ogbadibo LG. Photo speaks
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Osinbajo Declares to Run For 2023 Presidency. Makes Promises.

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The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has formally declared to join the race for the 2023 presidential race.

Osinbajo made his intentions known in a short broadcast aired on Channels Tv after months of speculation.

“I’m announcing that I’ll be running for Presidency under the All Progressives Congress, APC” he said.

“If I’m given the opportunity, I’ll provide an opportunity for businesses to fly.

“I’ll make sure the government agencies serve the businesses and also enhance our social investment and complete the task of lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty.

“I seek the support of every Nigerian to work together by the grace of God to achieve a greater Nigeria.”

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OSINACHI: We Have Nobody to Speak For Us -Sister

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“He feels that we have nobody because our first son is late, he died before my father died in 2017. So he believes that the only brother I have cannot do anything. He feels we have nobody to speak for us.”

Mrs Osinachi’s elder sister speaks to Vanguard news paper.. Guess what? her murderer husband is chilling in his house in Abuja.

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The sister of the late gospel music artiste who died last week of alleged Cancer of the throat, Sister Osinachi Nwachukwu, today, revealed to Vanguard Metro that, her sister died as a result of a cluster of blood in the chest from the kicking she got from her husband, Mr Peter Nwachukwu.

Speaking with one of the family members, Ms Favour Made, who is the elder sister of the late Osinachi, she exposed all the inhumane treatments her sister got from her husband, before her untimely death.


We heard it was cancer that killed Osinachi.

She did not die of cancer. The husband, Mr Peter Nwachukwu hit her with his leg on the chest. All this while, he has been beating her but my sister hides all that she was passing through from us.

Before now, we have told her to come out of the marriage, we told her that they are not divorcing and that it’s just a separation. But she felt that God is against divorce.

We told her that separation is not a sin but just for her to stay alive and take care of her children. She will always tell us to relax and that the man will change.

So when the man kicked her in the chest, she fell down and he took her to the hospital but he did not even tell us.

It was her friend who lives in Ebonyi state that called her twin sister because Osinachi has a twin sister, to ask, ‘did your Sister tell you that Peter hit her on the chest? the sister then told her no.

It was the hitting on the chest that killed her.

My brother had to ask the doctor what killed her and the doctor said that there were clusters of blood on her chest.

Unfortunately, they did not tell the doctor that she was kicked in the chest because the doctor could have known what to do if he had an idea of what happened.

Each time we talked to her, she will be pleading for peace and if we move to act, she will tell us no, that we should calm down.

Where was your sister residing and how many children did she have? Also, where is her husband now?
My late sister Osinachi was living in Abuja with her husband and four children, three boys and one girl.

My younger brother who has gone to see the children said Nwachukwu is not arrested, he is in his house in Abuja. When my brother got there, the children were so happy to see him and they told him that they want to come and see their grandmother who is my mother.

Where are her children presently?

The children are with their father. My brother has gone to Abuja to see the children. But I told him not to go alone because the man is a beast that he should go with somebody.

So what is the husband saying now?

The husband is just boasting. Before now, he told the twin sister that he is going to separate her and her sister who was his wife. He doesn’t allow us to come near Osinachi. Since Osinachi got married to him, she has never visited our village, Isuochi in Abia state.

She only visited our village when our father died in 2017.

Even the day they were coming for my father’s burial, as he was speeding, Osinachi told him to please take it easy the was he was driving, the next thing he did was to slap her. It was my little sister, the second to our last born who was with her in the car that told me this. When my little sister wanted to act, Osinachi started begging again and told her to calm down. If I were in that vehicle, I would just have given him his own slap without saying a word.

Osinachi has a very soft heart. Even her twin sister is more courageous than herself.

Now on her sickbed in the hospital, when the twin sister visited, Nwachukwu didn’t allow her to stay with Osinachi. Then Osinachi started begging the husband to allow her sister to stay because she was passing from heart pain, but the man refused.

There, Nwachukwu ordered her out of the hospital. Osinachi then begged the sister to leave hence her husband refused.

What position are you in the family and how many are you?

I am the first daughter of the family and we are six girls and one boy which made us seven.

The boy is the fourth born and he is 30 years old.

Where is Peter from and what does he do?

He is from Nnewi in Anambra State. He doesn’t have any known job to me.

In fact, he ordered my sister to release to him the password of her YouTube music channel and when my sister said no, he spat on her and also told her that the money in his account was finished.

I learnt he is your sister’s manager?

Yes, he acts like one. If my sister is booked for a program, the money charged for the program is paid into his account. He is the one that will negotiate the price.

All monies were paid into his account and my sister will be left with little or nothing. This was somebody that God had lifted up.

He feels that we have nobody because our first son is late, he died before my father died in 2017. So he believes that the only brother I have cannot do anything.

He feels we have nobody to speak for us.

He told us that if Osinachi did not come back alive, she will come back dead.

How did you get the information about your sister’s death?

When my sister died, he didn’t tell us

It was other people that told us about her death. It was one of her friends she contacted to cook jollof rice that called Osinachi’s twin sister to ask if she had heard anything. She said that the time she got to that hospital, she didn’t see Osinachi on her bed. The man did not tell us.

Mr. Petet Nwachukwu

Then, when we put a call across to him, he didn’t pick it up until around 8 pm when he started calling my brother. Meanwhile, we were told that she died in the afternoon but we got the news from other people around 5 pm.

So around 8 pm, Nwachukwu then called my brother that he has never been allowed to come near them. He casually told him that his wife is dead, that he should come.

My brother then asked him, Is it now that he wants him to come to his house.

Nwachukwu also called my mother and said that his wife is late.

My mother now asked him that, so he has fulfilled his promise of killing her? He then switched off his phone.

What’s your mother saying right now?

She only wants to see her grandchildren since her daughter is already gone.

The children have been longing to come but Nwachukwu had never allowed them.

Osinachi’s children

The children do not know their mother’s village except when my father died.

Even when my sister visits Enugu where we live for the program, her flight is always booked back to Abuja on the same day. He doesn’t allow her to come to our house in Enugu.

My mother did not do Omugwo, that is to take care of any of those four children when they were born.
In fact, when Osinachi had her second child, shei called me to tell me that this man wants to kill her. I went there to bring her home. After some time, Nwachukwu came with some people to plead and he was forgiven.

So, after that incident, I don’t know what he did to my sister that whatever he does to her, my sister will not talk. Even if she wants to talk, she will tell outsiders.

How did Osinachi meet Nwachukwu?

It was where they went for a program. Nwachukwu saw how my sister was ministering, he then fell in love with her

Source: Vanguard News Nigeria

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