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Refuse Disposal: Between Governor Ugwuanyi and the Critics



No matter how we view Democracy- slow, cumbersome, or imperfect, it is still the best system to emancipate the people from tyranny and oppression. Democracy offers each of us, no matter how feeble, or eccentric, liberty to voice h/her opinion. This even extends to choice of candidate during electioneering, however clueless or inhuman the candidate seems, or is painted to be.

This summarises reasons the people of Enugu stand-by their Governor, His Excellency Rt. Honourable Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; not because he is the perfect, not because he is excellent, and definitely not because all the challenges faced by the State and millions of citizens have all been solved. The people maintain the status quo simply because they believe in improvement through democracy, not autocracy; and that is where ‘Gburugburu’ resonates hope.

Where am I driving at? When the issue of reckless dumping of refuse in the State metropolis and subsequent overflow of litters on the streets, it becomes obvious to inform our people that the Government isn’t bereft of ideas on managing the situation.

Recently, voices of detractors seem to suggest that the present administration in the State is incapacitated or under-performing. One area they found pleasure is accusing the Governor of negligence of the environmental sanitation.

They keep vomiting venoms of frustration; casting aspersions on the Governor and his cabinet, accusing the Enugu State Environmental Management Agency (ESWAMA) of incompetence. Well, the truth is: let’s not doubt the Governor in a stint of fugacity nor play into the hands of political carnivores perching around to milk the scare recourses.

The environmental sanitation managers, at a point, failed to live up to His Excellency’s expectations. As a Government with people-oriented agenda, His Excellency quickly set up an Environmental Emancipation Committee, which in its findings reveal that; insufficient waste disposal facilities are the challenges encountered by ESWAMA in managing waste in the Coal City; also hog feeding, open dumping, incineration, resources recovering, composition and phrolysis are the waste disposal systems of ESWAMA; environmental protection and preservation are the prospects from waste management.

One thing about Governor Ugwuanyi: he tries to see the best in people; well, that could be a flaw; and by now, he would have learnt to ignore flaws, since the citizens see them so easily. So, he has taken bold actions to nib the issues in the bud.

He is not taking lightly the recommendation that ESWAMA management need to make every effort to safeguard the environment and reduce the hazardous effect which unhealthy environment can cause to individuals and society at large.

He is not just focusing on ridding the streets of refuse; he takes issues at abattoirs very seriously; as health sanitary inspectors have been given matching order to supervise and sensitization the people.

As a ‘grassrooter’, Gburugburu has also mandated ESWAMA to enhance the public enlightenment programmes meant to reach the grass root in order to secure and preserve the environment.

In his recent meeting with the environmental supervisors, His Excellency said, unequivocally, “Enugu Must Always Be Clean!” There is nothing to add. A little while we shall begin to see ESWAMA and their contractors refuse collection at night; this will prevent air pollution during the day.

Gburugburu isn’t perfect, but please lead me to the man who is! When I Governor Ugwuanyi, I see a man with the Citizen’s best interest at heart. We should not forget, transitorily, that things get worse before they get better. is on a critical mission; to objectively and honestly represent the voice of ‘grassrooters’ in International, Federal, State and Local Government fora; heralding the achievements of political and other leaders and investors alike, without discrimination. This daily, digital news publication platform serves as the leading source of up-to-date information on how people and events reflect on the global community. The pragmatic articles reflect on the life of the community people, covering news/current affairs, business, technology, culture and fashion, entertainment, sports, State, National and International issues that directly impact the locals.


Femi Falana Demands Coroner’s Inquest Into Mohbad’s Death



Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has demanded a Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.

Falana made the demand following the controversial death of Mohbad, who d!ed on September 12, 2023 and was laid to rest the next day.

The demand was contained in a letter to the Chief Coroner, High Court of Lagos State in Ikeja.In the letter, Falana said his law firm was aware of the

“very tragic death” of Mohbad and wanted an inquest to “be conducted into the cause of death of this young promising musician and make appropriate recommendations pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007 which provides that an inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his Coroner District is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation”.

The request, signed by Folakemi Falana and dated September 18, 2023, added:

“We hereby request Your Lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death in Lagos State and we are confident that Your Lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency.”

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Actor/Pastor Jimmy Odukoya To Become New Senior Pastor Of Fountain Of Life Church After His Dad



Actor and Pastor Jimmy Odukoya, The First Son of Late Pastor Taiwo Odukoya has been elected as the new Senior Pastor Of Fountain Of Life Church while sister Tolu Odukoya Ijogun, Appointed as associate senior pastor.

In an exciting development, the Fountain of Life Church has introduced its new General Overseer, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya, succeeding his father, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya. This transition marks a significant moment in the church’s history.

Adding to the momentous occasion, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya’s sister, Tolu Odukoya Ijogun, has been appointed as the new Associate Pastor, further strengthening the church’s leadership team.

The ordination service for Pastor Jimmy Odukoya is scheduled to take place on the 30th of September, where the congregation will witness the passing of the torch to the new leadership.

Although this has been raising lot of mixed comments online because of Jimmy’s physical looks (His dreads and Tattoos)

And because he’s also an actor.

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Three Suspects Arrested For Allegedly Killing And Harvesting Organs Of A Bike Man In Port Harcourt



The Rivers State Police Command has arrested three suspects for allegedly ki!ling a young man identified as Progress Iyogo and harvesting his organs in Ogbaraye community, Abua/Odual Local Government Area of the state.

A community source, who gave his name Otuks, told PUNCH that Progress, an Okada rider, who hails from the Aminigboko community, was conveying some goods from Abua Central (Abua LGA), when the incident happened.

The source said an unidentified man suspected to be a ritual k!ller had contracted a group of five young men to bring some human parts offering money in return community.

“They are drug boys. So, a suspected ritualist went to arrange with them to get a tongue and a heart. And from what I heard, the man promised them over N2m,” the source said.

“So, the man they k!lled was an Okada rider. He was rushing to drop somebody’s luggage from Central Abua to Amingboko around 11pm,”

“This incident happened along the Emebu/Obrean boundary. So, they k!lled the man, and cut off some of his parts. It happened on Friday night. After committing the crime, they fled, but three of the suspects were later arrested.

The spokesperson for the state Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, September 17, said the suspects have been arrested.

“Yes, I can confirm the incident. The three suspects who perpetrated that act have been arrested. They have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department,” the PPRO added.

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