At USAfrica forum, Obiano assures international investors there’s no rigmarole to do business in Anambra.


At USAfrica forum, Obiano assures international investors there’s no rigmarole to do business in Anambra.

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The Governor of Anambra State of Nigeria, Chief Willie Obiano, has assured the international business  community and Nigerians in the Diaspora who wish to invest in his State should take advantage of our one stop agency Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA) to make such investments without the rigmarole of dealing with multiple, incoherent agencies and offices. 

He made the comments while speaking as the special guest of honor at the USAfrica interactive forum on Friday January 9, 2015 in Houston, Texas, where he received the award of ’Nigeria’s Governor of the Year’ 2014 from the international multimedia networks and public policy organization, USAfrica. The venue of the event was the Hilton Hotel Towers at Westchase.

He arrived at the event accompanied by the First Lady of Anambra State, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano and their daughter, ‘Gechi.

Obianos n Chido Jan9-2015 Houston
Obianos n Chido Jan9-2015 Houston

The former banker and auditor also listed prudent management of the resources of the State, economic enablers and aggressive attack on all forms of criminals as counting among the top factors in the successes being recorded in his first year in office, this March 2015. 

He hinted to the USAfrica editorial team that “even as my government is being commended for several achievements, we are going to achieve more significant projects in 2015 such as a cargo airport and an inland seaport. The flyover projects around Awka will be ready for use.”


On the other hand, Chief Obiano whose performance within one year since his election under the banner of APGA party has been widely commended also cautioned that the 50% drop in the per barrel unit price of oil since he took office in March 2014 has affected the size of funds given from the federal government. 

Significantly, he is returning almost a year to the same day and month and the same multimedia platform where he first spoke — alongside such guests as U.S Congressman Al Green — following his election.

In his welcoming remarks, Dr. Chido Nwangwu, the Founder & Publisher of USAfrica and the first African-owned, U.S.-based professional newspaper published on the internet,,  described “Gov. Obiano as a high-achiever who has dominated his environment in Anambra and has within 11 months left indelible marks on the Anambra landscape. I think he’s a technocrat who has made Anambra better and a humanitarian.” 

Chido noted that why Obiano bagged the prestigious recognition, derived from the fact  that “since taking over the mantle of leadership of Anambra State, the banker turned politician has, with purposeful zeal attracted investments and with the courageous heart of a bull, confronted the criminals and miscreants who had unleashed mayhem and gripped the peace loving people of the state in the throes of trepidation, fear and death…. In the course of the USAfrica Governance Index assessment across the State and other parts of the country, we reached the conclusion that Gov. Obiano has not only done very well in impacting various sectors of Anambra but he has shown that a truly transformative leadership is possible within a relatively short period and utilizing very modest resources to push the great and sometimes boisterous Anambra State to its better heights and security.”

USAfrica — with almost 23 years of professional journalism and multimedia publishing business from its headquarters in Houston, Texas — has been acclaimed by the CNN, The New York Times, international scholars and public policy leaders as the largest and arguably the most influential African-owned, U.S-based multimedia networks.

Obiano is on the cover of the latest edition of USAfrica magazine.

The video of his remarks will appear on USAfricaTV via Youtube.


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Forthcoming 2015 BOOK: In this engaging, uniquely insightful and first person reportage book, MANDELA & ACHEBE: Footprints of Greatness, about two global icons and towering persons of African descent whose exemplary lives
Mandela-n-Achebe-by-Chido-book-frontcover-Lrs and friendship hold lessons for humanity and Africans, USAfrica Founder Chido Nwangwu takes a measure of their works and consequence to write that Mandela and Achebe have left “footprints of greatness.”


He chronicles, movingly, his 1998 reporting from the Robben Island jail room in South Africa where Mandela was held for decades through his 20 years of being close to Achebe. He moderated the 2012 Achebe Colloquium at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.“I’ll forever remember having walked inside and peeped through that historic Mandela jail cell (where he was held for most of his 27 years in unjust imprisonment) at the dreaded Robben Island, on March 27, 1998, alongside then Editor-in-chief of TIME magazine and later news chief executive of the CNN, Walter Isaacson (and others) when President Bill Clinton made his first official trip to South Africa and came to Robben Island. Come to this island of scourge and you will understand, in part, the simple greatness and towering grace of Nelson Mandela”, notes  Chido Nwangwu, award-winning writer, multimedia Chido_Nwangwu-speaking-jan11_2014specialist and founder of, the first African-owned U.S-based newspaper published on the internet, in his first book; he writes movingly from his 1998 reporting from South Africa on Mandela.

  Dr. Chido Nwangwu, moderator of the Achebe Colloquium (Governance, Security, and Peace in Africa) December 7-8, 2012 at Brown University in Rhode Island and former adviser on Africa business/issues to the Mayor of Houston, is the Founder & Publisher of Houston-based USAfrica multimedia networks since 1992, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet; CLASSmagazine,, the USAfrica-powered e-groups of AfricanChristians, Nigeria360 and the largest pictorial events megasite on the African diaspora www.PhotoWorks.TV . He was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans.         e-mail: wireless 1-832-45-CHIDO (24436).

IF any of the Nigerian President’s 100 advisers has the polite courage for the extraordinary task of reminding His Excellency of his foremost, sworn, constitutional obligation to the national interest about security and safety of Nigerians and all who sojourn in Nigeria, please whisper clearly to Mr. President that I said, respectfully: Nigerians, at home and abroad, are still concerned and afraid for living in what I call Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. FULL text of commentary, exclusively, at

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Margaret Thatcher, Mandela and Africa.  By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica, and the first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet Click for newscast video of London-based SkyNEWS, the global, 24-hour British international tv network’s interview with USAfrica’s Publisher Chido Nwangwu on April 11, 2013 regarding this latest commentary )

There’s a compelling political trinity to Nelson Mandela: the man, the messiah and the mystique.