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Imo Lawmaker Hon. Arthur Egwim, Representative Of Ideato North Is Dead



Honourable Arthur Egwim, representative of the Ideato North State Constituency, at the Imo State House of Assembly is dead after returning from overseas for treatment.

A statement signed by Speaker of the house, Mr Emeka Nduka (APC Ehime Mbano), confirmed Egwim’s death.

A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes Nduka as describing Egwim as “a ranking parliamentarian of note and a strong voice at the assembly”.

The speaker further noted that his death will create a vacuum in the house as he was one of the house’s “finest and best brains” and prayed for the peaceful repose of his soul, NAN said.

Egwim, according to a local portal, Okeomanews, “fell ill recently and underwent surgery but died afterwards” on Monday night, March 27, 2023.

It quoted an unnamed source as confiding that the lawmaker, a lawyer by profession, died of a cancer-related ailment.

The source was quoted as saying: “They just broke the bad news to us this afternoon. He was flown abroad but he couldn’t make. Money wasn’t the problem. The state government greatly assisted him to travel abroad for his medicals. It is very sad.”

Late Honourable Arthur Egwim was first elected into the Imo State House of Assembly in 2015 on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) and served as a chief whip of the house. He was re-elected in 2019 on the platform of Action Alliance.

Egwim was the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Ideato North/Ideato South Federal Constituency in the February 25, 2023 House of Representatives election but lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ugochinyere Ikenga.

Before his entry into politics, Egwim, a native of Ideato North Local Government Area, was a community leader, international businessman and a lawyer.

He was the House Committee Chairman on Finance and Public Accounts. He was also the House Committee Chairman on Chieftaincy Affairs and Autonomous Communities and House Committee Chairman on Judiciary.

Egwim was the President-General of his community, Isiokpo Autonomous Community.

He was also Chairman Isiokpo Town Union Lagos Branch; Chairman, Ekeasomba Age Grade Isiokpo; Vice Chairman, Alade Residents Association, Allen Ikeja; President, Awareness Club of Nigeria, Ibadan Oyo State. He was Member, Nigerian bar Association (NBA) Ikeja; Vice Chairman, African Caribbean Dispute Resolution Association, East London; Patron, Isiokpo United Brothers Club Nigeria; and Member, Dynamic Club of Isiokpo.

Egwim held several chieftaincy titles, among them Ekerin Bashorun of Ibadan, and Jagunmolu of Epe Ijesha, Jagunmolu of Ogba Lagos, Akaraugo of Umuna Imo State, Nze DURU Akuabata of Isiokpo, Owelle of Obodoukwu, and Ide Dim Onwa Gburugburu of Isiokpo Ideato.

Until his death, he was the principal Partner, Innocent Egwim & CO (Akuabata Chambers) Adeniyi Jones Ikeja-Lagos; Partner, Supreme Solicitors, Kingsland High Road, London; Director, Sabina Hotels Abuja; Director, Akuj Farms, Wakajaiye Ibadan; Director, Arthur Holdings Limited, Ikeja-Lagos; and Director, Sabina Investment Limited, Oke Bola Ibadan.

His academic qualifications are Ph.D Law (in view) University of Lagos; BL, Nigeria Law School; LLM, University of East London; Diploma in Criminology, University of East London; SSCE, Immaculate Conception Seminary Ahiaeke Umuahia; FLC, Ibeku Central Primary School, Umuahia.

He was married with wives children, and grandchildren.

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Ganduje Kano Resident Gutted By Fire



Abdullahi Ganduje

Fire has gutted the personal residence of the outgoing Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdulahi Ganduje at Miyangu Street in Nassarawa GRA Kano state.

The State Fire Service confirmed the incident to newsmen on Thursday, saying the outbreaks occurred on Monday night.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, explained that the fire was already under control by the time firefighters got to the residence.

It was gathered that the fire started at a place where Ganduje rears cows adding that many of the animals died in the inferno, with other multi-million-naira property razed down.

As of reporting this, a source said the reason behind the fire outbreak remains unknown but said it started during the welding of metal in the house to make the place a good place for the outgoing governor.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar declined to comment when contacted.

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Legendary Queen Of Rock N Roll Tina Turner Dies At 83



Tina Turner real name Anna Mae Bullock popularly known for her hit song “What’s Love got to do with it” has died peacefully at 83 on Wednesday.

The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll died after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich in Switzerland.

Tina’s spokesman confirmed she died “peacefully” at home and added: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”

Roger Davies, the singer’s manager of 30 years, paid tribute to the star, saying: “Tina was a unique and remarkable force of nature with her strength, incredible energy and immense talent.

“From the first day I met her in 1980, she believed in herself completely when few others did at that time.

“It was a privilege and an honour to have been a close friend as well as her manager for more than 30 years. I will miss her deeply

Following the news of her death, Tributes have been pouring in.

Naomi Campbell commented: “REST in Peace & Power THE QUEEN , LEGEND, ICON . There will never be another. Cherish my times with you.”

Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, simply wrote, “Goodnight, Queen”.

Canadian Bryan Adams, a friend of Tina’s, tweeted: “My condolences to Erwin and Tina’s family.

“I’ll be forever grateful for the time we spent together on tour, in the studio and as friends.

“Thank you for being the inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your voice. It’s Only Love, and that’s all.”

Alexandra Burke posted: “RIP to the one and only Tina. There will never be anyone like you. truly the greatest!” Etc.

In her lifetime she won many awards such as,

12 Grammys.

3 Grammy Hall of Fame awards.

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The first Black artist and the first female to be on the cover of Rolling Stone.

She was in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times.

The world will miss this extraordinary musical Icon.


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Arise Tv News Anchor Amaka Ude Walker Appointed GM For Public Affairs Of NAMA



Amaka Ude Walker

Arise TV’s correspondent, Amaka Udeh-Walker, has been appointed the General Manager for Public Affairs of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).

The broadcast journalist was appointed for the position by the Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Siriki, according to a statement from the Ministry of Aviation.

She is one of those chosen by the Minister to lead some agencies in the sector as part of its reorganisation for efficiency.

Amaka Udeh Walker is a news anchor on Arise TV and was once the Head of Programmes at Hot 98.3 FM, where she oversaw the affairs of the Programs Department and Presenters.

Amaka joined Arise TV in 2018. She has risen to be one of its top members of staff at the Tv station.

Amaka at NAMA, will work directly with Mr Tayib Odunowo, the Director General/CEO.

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