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    INEC vows to address issues with Voter Register

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    As the display of the preliminary national voters register in the 8,809 Registration Areas (wards) across the nation ends tomorrow, November 18, the exercise will move to the Local Government level from 19th to 25th November 2022.

    Voters checking their names on preliminary voter register in Rivers State. Source: INEC Rivers Facebook

    The exercise is aimed at ensuring free, fair and credible general elections in 2023.

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    To this end, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, believes the objectives of the display for claims and objections are being met with the identification of ineligible registrants by members of the public.

    INEC, in a statement signed by National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, noted that it cannot rule out infractions by its registration officials in allowing ineligible persons into the register in the first place, but promised that each confirmed case of infraction will be thoroughly investigated and culpable officials will be disciplined.

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    The statement explained that ineligible persons include those below the age of 18 years, dead persons, foreigners, or those making false claims so that they can be deleted from the register in line with the Commission’s established rules.

    The electoral umpire however expressed the “hope that at the end of the exercise, the Commission, with the involvement of citizens, would have improved the quality of the Register of Voters, which is the bedrock of a successful election.”

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    The voter register is also played on the Commission’s website for the first time to enable Nigerians make claims and objections online in fulfilment of INEC’s commitment to applying technology to improve the electoral process.

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    RIP Mr Ibu – John Okafor

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    BREAKING: Veteran actor John Ikechukwu Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu is dead. Rest In Peace to one of Africa’s funniest actor.




    Reports from sources close to him confirm that the comedian died at Evercare Hospital. Fans have been expressing their condolences on social media, recalling the movies in which the late actor appeared.

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    Details surrounding the cause of death and the veracity of these reports are still unclear. Mr Ibu’s family and representatives have yet to comment publicly.

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    Zobis Cables: Elevating the Standard of Nigeria Electrical Cables

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    John Ezeobi

    From its modest inception in 2006 to its current standing as a formidable player in the electrical manufacturing industry, Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable Nigeria Limited has evolved into a household name. Initially established as a trading company, its remarkable performance over the years led to the diversification of its portfolio into civil and mechanical engineering, culminating in the establishment of John Zobis Engineering in 2010.

    The visionary founder, John Ezeobi, a university student from a middle-class background, embarked on this journey with a mere 1,350 naira he had saved during his school years in 2006. Remarkably, his first supply venture yielded a profit of 8,000 naira, highlighting his unwavering commitment to quality.

    John Ezeobi

    John Ezeobi

    Today, John Ezeobi  Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable stands as a towering figure in the industry. When discussing prominent names in the electrical manufacturing sector, Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable invariably finds its place at the top. Their prominence extends throughout the South East and South-South regions of Nigeria, thanks to their substantial cable manufacturing capacity.

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    John Ezeobi’s aspirations reach far beyond mere recognition and awards. The visionary founder envisions a grander future.

    Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable boasts an impressive track record, having collaborated with oil servicing companies, military entities, and esteemed organizations. Currently, they are undertaking a significant expansion project to enhance their factory’s capacity to 1,000 metric tonnes, offering various cable sizes and generating employment opportunities for approximately a thousand individuals.

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    Integral to their operations is community engagement. Located in Okoti, Anambra State, Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable has gone the extra mile by constructing homes for the less privileged, improving infrastructure through road construction, and implementing a drainage system to mitigate flooding.

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    Ezeobi’s motivation is to provide Nigeria with top-tier cables, combating the prevalence of subpar products in the market. Their mission revolves around ensuring safety through the provision of durable, high-quality cables made in Nigeria.

    Yet, they face substantial challenges. Securing loans from banks and grappling with erratic power supply are significant hurdles that Ezeobi hopes the government will address.

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    Looking back on their journey, Ezeobi’s greatest satisfaction stems from the smiles on the faces of their dedicated employees, as he consistently pays their salaries every month.

    His advice to the younger generation is a call for unwavering commitment to quality, even in the face of pressure from manufacturers and importers who compromise on standards.

    In an industry often marked by shortcuts to cut costs, Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable Nigeria Limited stands as a beacon of integrity, guided by their motto of “Honesty and Sincerity,” continually raising the bar for electrical cables in Nigeria.

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    Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings) and friends visited Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri to celebrate Father’s Day with inmates

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    Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings)

    LAGOS – Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings) yesterday visited the Maximum Security Prison, Kiri Kiri to celebrate Father’s Day with inmates to celebrate fathers day. The occasion was very emotional as the young CEO was moved to tears seeing hundreds of young boys lavishing and in jail with amazing talent.



    Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings) and friends visited Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri happy fathers day

    Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings) and friends visited Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri

    The convoy witnessed four hours of entertainment as inmates showcases their talents ranging from singing, dancing, comedy, etc. Executive and high-class items of clothing and shoes were also offered to the inmates.



    Speaking at the event Uche Nnaji expresses concern for the many youths and young men and women in prison calling on the Nigeria Ministry of Interior to create more partnerships with NGOs, Businesses, and individuals so the reform of prisons in Nigeria will be a thing of reality.

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    Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings) and friends visited Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri to celebrate Father's Day with inmates

    Happy fathers day Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings) and friends visited Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri to celebrate Father’s Day with inmates

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