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The State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, says it will intensify its awareness campaigns to achieve accident free yuletide.
The Sector Commander of the Corps in the State, Mr Sunday Ajayi disclosed this in a telephone interview with Abuchi Nwozor.
According to Mr Ajayi, the command will take its awareness campaigns to Churches, Schools, Mosques and Motor parks to enlighten motorists and other road users more on the need to obey traffic rules and
regulations to save lives.
The State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps said that the agency will collaborate with other relevant agencies such as the Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra, OCHA brigade, Anambra State Traffic Management Agency, ATMA among others, to reduce accidents on the highways.
He advised motorists to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before plying the highways, reminding them of the need to
desist from dangerous over takings and over loading.
Mr Ajayi who disclosed that the State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps will embark on aggressive Radio and Television campaign ,on traffic rules and regulations urged the public to always see Road Safety measures as a collective responsibility.

The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Barrister Rita Maduagwu says the State legislature is committed to enacting quality laws that will fast-track the overall development of the State.
She gave the assurance while presiding over yesterday’s plenary in Awka.
Welcoming members of the House back from recess, the Speaker commended the lawmakers who used the recess to embark on constituency projects in their various constituencies as testimonies abound from their various constituents.
She applauded the zeal with which various committees of the House carried out their oversight responsibilities at Ministries,
Parastatals and Agencies to enhance good governance.
The State number One Lawmaker who expressed the resolve of the House
to continue to work harmoniously with the Executive Arm of Government for the collective good of the citizens announced that the House under her leadership which has been adjudged the most peaceful among the
comity of legislatures will continue to work in unity.

Installation of Rotarian NGOZI JOY MBACHI As The 8th President Of Rotary Club Of Awka Metropolis District 9142, Nigeria
History was made on Saturday 27th October 2018 in  Rotary Club of Awka Metropolis District 9142 Nigeria ,as Rotarian Ngozi Joy Mbachi was installed as 8th president of the club.
The epoch making event was held at Best Western Meloch Hotel Awka and was graced  by dignitaries from all walks of life. Like Anambra Governor who was represented by Dr Emma Ude-Akpeh Permanent Secretary to the SSG , Dr Nkem Okeke , Deputy Governor Anambra State and wife Oby, HRM Igwe Charles Egbo  Nwoye of Amurri kingdom  represented by his Traditional Prime minister  Chief Igweshi, Oba Okechukwu Emoka , Women of Aboatulu kindred led by Mrs Grace Anagor , Marvelous family of Church of Pentecost Anglican communion and Rotarians across the country .
Mr Chiadikaobi and Chinuikem  Mbachi the immediate family of RTN Joy was present to give their emotional support with other member of Mbachi Family Christian and Chioma , Chibuzo Okoye and Chinedu  C Moore and Mrs Agnes Odogwu .
The installation was colored by level of awardees’ honored Lady Chief Dorothy N Okeke Osodieme Mother of the Anambra Deputy governor was honored  with Award of Pillar of Peace , Mr Godwin  Ezeemo was honored with Award of Excellence  in Philanthropy ,Prof Raphael N. Okigbo was honored  with  Club builder  Award ,
Also Mr Obini Onuchukwu a veteran journalist  was honored with Excellence Professional Service  Award  while Mrs Nkechi Juliet was appreciated with  Excellence Vocational service award,
The Award session also honored Mr Benjamin U. Emoka Liliymo with an award of Excellence in philanthropy , DSP  Nkeiruka Nwode Professional service award and  Ogbuehi –Nawjiugo Chris Oseloka Eluemunoh was honored with Excellence  leadership award  and Amb. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu  was honored with RC Awka Metropolis  Polio Ambassador..
Six new members was inducted namely Mrs Gloria Ezeogo, Okwudili Aganekwu, Nkeiruka Nwode, Godwin Ezeemo, Chiamaka Okpeze and Ifeanyi Nnagbo.
Also in a bid to give smile to   faces of some special persons in the state walking aids materials like  1 wheel chair,  4arm clutches and 4 elbow clutches was donated to the Anambra state chairman of the persons with Disabilities  .(ASPWPD) Mr Ugochukwu Okeek, E.C. chairman, Mr Nwanokwara Ncheta , Assistant Secretary  and Mr Ezeokafor Ikechukwu BOT  Chairman of the association
Also  It’s expedient to go down the memory lane of how the club started.’ Without an event there cannot be history’ goes a popular adage. Sometime in early 2010, a group of active men and women gathered together at Suncity   Exclusive Hotel Awka to think of an avenue for service to humanity. It is this gathering led (tattled) to the club being chartered by Rotary International on 11thFebruary, 2011.This new baby called Awka Metropolis born into the family of district 9140  now rebirth to 9142 and the community of Rotary International has its proportionate dose of teething problems and challenges. With dogged determination, commitment and team work, the club was able to grapple with the problems and soon positioned itself as a force to be reckoned with within the district.
 What a privilege it is to be linked with over one million people across the globe, differing in languages, customs, and historical background; and yet alike in one respect – people of different vocations, held together by a common destiny, the ideal which is popularly known as the ideal of service.
As part of moves to eradicate polio in the country, the club has been   marking a Polio Awareness Day every 24th October.It is always a unique opportunity, on the Polio Eradication campaign, to interact with the public and let them know more about Rotary and its efforts to the global polio eradication activities. This is the major goal of Awka Metropolis. This new club had already sponsored the end of polio bill board as directed by District.
Rotary Club of Awka Metropolis is propelled by the mission of Rotary International 'to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders' has used the Rotarian 4-way test as an effective measuring stick for conduct. It has been a guide to RIGHT thinking. It has been memorised and applied in relationship with others, and has made definite contributions toward more effective and friendlier relationships.
In line with the theme for the rotary year 2018/2019, the focus would be on family, continuity, and changeFamily is the centre of everything, and not just our immediate family but also about the Rotary family and the world as one big family. A wish for global peace should start from individual families and communities. To stop environmental degradation, reduce child mortality rate or prevent hunger, then we as individuals must be change agents.
In the words of Rotary International President for the year 2018/2019, 'discover yourself, develop the strengths within you, and then unhesitatingly, unflinchingly, go forth and encircle the world, to embrace humanity. This is apt as the communities we live in are not built of individual people but of families. Good families lead to good neighborhoods, and good neighborhoods build good communities.'
The fame of honour for the president of the club since inceptions are
1st   President: Prof Raphael Okigbo -  2011/2012  Rotary year
2ndHenry Onuorah - 2012/2013 year
3rdEngrNnajioforNwako- 2013/2014 year
4thDr Dennis Ekemezie-  2014/2015  Rotary year
5thSir UcheChiadi-  2015/2016  Rotary year
6thBar EdochieAnekwe-  2016/2017  Rotary year
7thBenjamin Dibor-  2017/2018  Rotary year
8thJoy Mbachi-  2018/2019  Rotary year

The goal of Rotary lays emphasis on Disease Prevention and treatment, Education and,  Economic and Community Development, Maternal and Child Health, Water and Sanitation. Regardless of the resourceful energy and great ideas behind the projects undertaken by the organisation, its viability depends on adequate funding. These lofty projects are well funded through contributions from members, creative fundraising activities and charity from individuals/non­governmental agencies. Rotarians who distinguish themselves via their work in the Avenues of Service which criteria would be based on a selection from a menu of activities would be accorded due recognition and reward.
The Rotary Foundation is one of the largest and most important programmes of Rotary.In its efforts to encourage promotion of humanitarian services and ensure global peace the organization roll out various programs. Rotarians who desire the Paul Harris Fellow award are expected to set example for others via their contributions to their individual communities to better the lives of people.
The Rotary club also recognizes these efforts and make a contribution to the Rotary Foundation in the individuals’ namewhich could provide educational opportunities, food for the poor, potable water in a village in Africa or India, health care, shelter, schools and books for thousands of children among other humanitarian aids. Via these individual contributions the Rotary club will also be able to fulfill its Rotary dreams in their own communities. The recipients are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows,an award to appreciate them for their commitment to making life beautiful for the less priviledged.These fellows join millions of others globally and stand with notables such as Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Anann, Prince Charles, Indira Gandhi, Luciano Pavarotti, King Hussein of Jordan and Pope John Paul II.
One may ask Who is Rotarian Ngozi Joy Mbachi(nee Okigbo) the 8th President of Rotary Club Of Awka  Metropolis ,Rotary International District 9142?
Joyful, as she is fondly called by her close relatives have been a member of Rotary club of Awka Metropolis since 2013. She has served in her rotary district at a great capacity as member of various committees in her club as the Club’s Image maker, Treasurer, and  she is an active member of Rotary International. She has attended several District Conferences as well as Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017and Toronto Canada in 2018.

Joyful has travelled to many nations of the world and love meeting interesting and focused people.

More so, she was born into the family of Rtd Corporal Christopher Israel and Regina Osita Okigbo of Umuagwu EziokweAmurri, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. She attended Zik's Avenue Primary School at Enugu state and also Ogidi Girls Secondary School in Anambra state. She is a graduate of Political Science and also holds a Post Graduates Diploma and Masters Degree in Public Administration from NnamdiAzikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

Joy is an accomplished media practitioner who is a Principal Correspondent working for News Agency of Nigeria in Awka Office.

A devout Christian, Joyful is a lover of God's philosophy, a strong member of the Anglican Church of Nigeria Communion and have  enrolled in all women guide activities of the communion.She Started from ArchBishop Vining Memorial Cathedral Ikeja where she was wedded and had her two lovely children baptized and confirmed in line of the communion doctrine.

Also when she was transfered from News Agency Of Nigeria  Lagos office to Awka  she fully identified with the communion activities at St Peter’s Anglican Church  AvomimiEnugwu=UkwuNjikoka LGA  her native church as well as Church of Pentecost Awka where she resides to carry out her duties in all areas.

Joy is the first child of her parents in a family of eight children, she was born on October 28,1968 and in 1999 she was  happily married to the only man who truly loves her as she is , Mr Chiadikaobi Josiah Mbachi of Aboatulu kindred in  AdagbaeAvomimi village, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra state.The marriage received God's express blessings with the gift of Prince DaluchukwuChibuikem and Princess Mmeso-OmachukwuChisom,her wonderful children.

Joyful Mbachi is a very active member of the Enugwu-ukwu Community Development Union where she has served in various capacities notably as the Secretary General of the Union Women Wing Lagos, Secretary General of Avomimi Community Development Union Women Wing Lagos branch , have also served in various committees of the town union in Lagos and currently the President General of Aboatulu Kindred, women meeting Avomimi village, Enugwu-ukwu, Women Wing Home and Abroad.

She has penchant for hard work, honesty and integrity which manifested publicly when she was appointed a member of the organizing committee "Enugwu-ukwu Unity Day" by Enugwu-ukwu Community Development Union Lagos branch.

This was instrumental to her call to service in various capacities in the community including the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion therein.
As media practitioner she has served the Nigeria Union Of Journalists in many capacities and had  headed committees in organsing the union’s press week.
Also had  headed a committee in her immediate  Chapel, Correspondent’s known with the slogan  NoCorrespondent’s  no news across”
 to organize  the  Chapel  week and currently the chapel’s Auditor.

  In fact  JoyNgozi  lives  and acts her name , she is a true joy to be with and fun to spend time with , there is no dull moment with her .

And on October 28 the event was  wrapped up with a thanks giving at the Church of Pentecost Anglican Communion at 630am service Incidentally Joyful  thanked God  for her 50th birthday what a double celebrations.
Rtn Joy N Mbachi PHF(JP)
Inspirational President of RC Awka Metropolis 2018/2019 rotary year.

Registered voters in the state during the just concluded Continuous Voter Registration Exercise have been advised to visit their polling units for confirmation of their names and other personal information for corrections where  necessary before next week Tuesday .
The call was made during  a sensitization rally organized in Awka and its environ by Kings-Faith Development and Youths Empowerment
Initiative, Justice Development and Peace Caritas, JDPC Awka in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission,
INEC, on the importance of Permanent Voter Cards in the forthcoming general elections.
The road show kicked off at Amawbia roundabout through Eke Awka market, to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital Amaku Awka junction and terminated at Aroma Junction axis.
The Executive Director KDYEI, Mr. Kingsley Chukwurah in his speech emphasised the need for people to visit their polling units to make corrections where necessary as INEC has commenced correction of names and other wrong information on the voter register in various polling units in the state, in preparation for   next year’s general elections, pointing out that wrong information could disenfranchise one during the elections.
On his part, the Program Officer, JDPC Awka, Mr. Onyekachi Samuel while describing PVC as the people’s power to choose leaders of their choice, expressed worry over the poor turnout of people at PVCs collection centers , encouraging eligible voters in the state to secure their voter cards in order to be able to vote next year.
ABS also during the exercise gathered that registered Permanent Voter Cards from 2010 to March this year are already out and ready for collection at the three hundred and twenty six wards in the state, while the ones registered from April to October this year would be out by next month.

In less than one month from now, about ten thousand Athletes and Officials from the 36 States of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory will converge on Abuja for the Nineteenth National Sports Festival, tagged, Abuja 2018. Team Anambra will compete for Laurels in twenty-four out of the thirty-seven events. The State will compete in Combat Sports, Racket games, Ball games, Track and Field, and traditional sports.
During the zonal elimination for South-East States, team Anambra emerged victorious to represent the zone in volley ball and hand ball. Swimming is one event which has many medals at stake. However, Team Anambra has not fared well in this event, despite the abundant talents existing in most riverine communities of the State begging for harnessing.
On the other hand, Governor Willie Obiano has done a lot to revive sports in the state. Recently, he detached sports from the bureaucracy prevalent in the ministries by creating Anambra State Sports Development Commission as an Independent entity. The just concluded Sports Trials held in the three Senatorial Zones of the State led to the discovery of young promising Athletes , who are now poised to do the State proud in the Abuja Sports Festival.
No doubt, since Obiano came on board, Team Anambra has been sponsored by the State Government to many National and International competitions and this initiative is now yielding the required dividends. The State Athletes have attended virtually all sporting competitions in the last three years, while other States can hardly Transport their Teams to events.
Governor Obiano, within few months in Office, inaugurated the first Tartan Track Project at Rojenny Stadium, Oba, which led to the staging of the First Athletic Federation of Nigeria competition in the South East there. Many Athletes and Officials from the State that distinguished themselves in Sports are enjoying the Fruit of their labour because the State Government has adopted reward system as a way of encouraging sports in the State.
Team Anambra should therefore go all out to make the state proud in Abuja in view of the massive support given to it by the Government. The State should assembly her athletes in the Diaspora so that they will wear the Black and Egg-yolk Yellow Colours of Anambra State during the Sports Fiesta.
Obinna Metuh should occupy one of the ten-lane-tracks for Team Anambra in the one hundred and two hundred metres events. This short distance race specialist used to be a training partner of the fastest man in the globe, Usain Bolt of Jamaica. Amaka Ogoegbunam is a four hundred metres hurdles champion and will have no problem in her event as Ndi Anambra expect her to earn gold in her event. Clement Onyejeme, based in the U.S., should take the centre stage in Short-put and Discus, while Grace Anigbata should compete in Triple Jump.
Ifeoma Nwoye, who has in her custody the 2010 commonwealth Games gold medal in Wrestling, should fight for Team Anambra with her friend, Rosemary Nweke. Team Anambra is expected to make an indelible impression in Abuja, taking into consideration the Star-studded Team that will slug it out during the quest for medals.
The release of Ebele Agbapulonwu from her base in Qatar to compete for Anambra will boost the morale of the State contingent. This young unassuming athlete was discovered at the Youth Games in Kwara, where she ran the fastest race of the competition, winning the two hundred and four hundred metres events, after which Sports Scouts facilitated her movement outside the shores of the country.
Anambra has never played second fiddle to any other State in Nigeria in any human endeavour and team Anambra should maintain this high standard for which the State is known at the nineteenth National Sports Festival in Abuja.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters, Chief Ifeatu Obi-Okoye says, Governor Willie Obiano will continue to maintain “strategic relationship” with the Nigerian Presidency in the overall interests of Anambra state.
Chief Obi-Okoye stated this in the latest edition of ABS News and Current Affairs Radio and Television program; FACE THE PRESS.
He explained that there is a difference  between partisan politics and governance, pointing out that the present Anambra state government would always place high premium on good governance and welfare of the citizenry.
The Political Adviser maintained that no amount of cajoling by political opponents would lure the Obiano administration into what he described as unnecessary confrontation with the federal government
simply because they belong to different political parties.
Chief Obi-Okoye who is also the Secretary of the Anambra State APGA Reconciliation Committee said he was optimistic that at the end of their assignment, most party faithful aggrieved by the outcome of the recent primaries of the party would be sufficiently placated.

As the ongoing reconciliation meeting of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, enters the third day today, all aggrieved aspirants of
the party are hereby invited for continuation of their meeting with the Reconciliation Committee today by ten o’clock in the morning, at the Governorship Campaign Office along Awka-Enugu Express road.

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