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RECENT categorical ruling of the Court of Appeal in Enugu setting aside the injunction imposed on the National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, is a loud applause to the rule of law in the country.
It is also a classical example of the resilience of the nation’s judiciary to stand up against suspected judgement auctioneers who litter the hallowed corridors of our courts with the dirt and debris of their corrupt mind.
This is the stand-point of C21, a South East socio-political umbrella, championing political re-alignment of the zone in line with strategic national realities and fundamental imperatives.
It was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Collins Steve Ugwu, spokesperson to the president of the group, Senator Annie Okonkwo.

GOVERNOR Ibrahim Gaidam has approved the release of N100 million for the treatment of 21 chronically-ill persons in Yobe state, whose conditions required advanced medical treatment outside the country.
The beneficiaries, who will receive treatment in specialised centres both within and outside the country, include a female police corporal, Habiba Agwam, who is suffering from acute myeloid leukemia and requires a bone marrow transplant.
Similarly, a child born as a hermaphrodite will also benefit to enable doctors determine which of the chromosomes is dominant in the child and perform the operation accordingly.
A statement signed by Gaidam’s special adviser on press affairs and information, Abdullahi Bego, said the governor approved N13 million for Miss Agwan to undergo the bone marrow transp

• Environmental Commissioner cautions

ANY time from now, there is likelihood of “daily rainfall” in Lagos, Environmental experts have warned.
Already, such a speculation has been buttressed by Mr. Tunji Bello, the state Commissioner for Environment.
Speaking at the week-end,, the commissioner said “Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial and industrial hub, is expecting between 249 days and 275 days of rains, this year.”
He was addressing a media briefing to mark the second year of Governor Babatunde Fashola’s second term in office.

He told journalists at the occasion that, “this year’s rains in Lagos will not cease until December.”
As a stop gap, he said, “in order to improve on de-flooding the state, the ministry has employed over 7,800 people in its ongoing construction and dredging works across the state.”
Similarly, he said, “the ministry is constructing and dredging 37 drainage channels with a construction strategy geared towards facilitating free flow of water. The construction and dredging translate to a total length of 40.82 km and cut across 13 local government areas and local council development areas in the state.’’

• Receives Obi’s backing

THERE is no end in sight to the crisis which has engulfed the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Its Anambra chapter has got new executive members under controversial circumstances.
Members of the new council emerged after a faction of the party held a state congress at the Women Development Centre in Awka.
At the end of polling, a former member of Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Egwuoyibo Okoye, emerged the new chairman of APGA in the state under the Governor Peter Obi-led faction.
At the beginning of the congress, which was preceded by accreditation of the delegates, members ratified the removal of the former chairman and secretary, deputy chairman and assistant secretary by a motion moved by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ifeanyi Afuba, and seconded by former member of House of Representatives, Hon. Chuma Nzeribe , and was unanimously supported by members.
During the election, Egwuoybo was nominated along with Mr. Obi Mbonu who declined his nomination and preferred to still occupy his former position of Vice chairman of the party for Anambra Central.

• May be flown abroad for treatment, again

THERE are indications that Governor Sullivan Chime, who returned to the country after almost four months absence on “health grounds,” is still far from the woods as far as the sickness is concerned.
Similarly, fears are being expressed in government circle in Enugu State that the governor, “may soon go back for medical checks, overseas.”
National Daily investigations showed that since Chime returned from the medical trip to London, he appeared not to have “fully regained his good health.”
Apart from refraining from attending public functions, Chime was nowhere to be found throughout the 15 days of the Enugu International Trade Fair from last March 15 – March 25.
Similarly, traditional rulers in Enugu State organized a thanksgiving mass at Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area to thank God for saving the life of the governor, who left the state for more than four months, but it was discovered that “Chime did not show up for the occasion but sent a representative instead.”

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