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Anambra Will Produce Mobile Phones, Four Years As Governor – Maduka
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Anambra Will Produce Mobile Phones, Four Years As Governor – Maduka

Frontline governorship hopeful of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, in Anambra State, Dr Godwin Maduka, has vowed that Anambra State will become a leading manufacturer of mobile phones, within four years, as governor of the State. Maduka's assurance is part of his commitment to develop the ICT sector in the State, alongside other sectors such as Health, Education, Commerce, Industralization and Infrastructure, geared towards making Anambra State economically viable if he is elected governor of the State. Speaking on AIT tv programme, "Nigeria Right Now (With Dickson Iroegbu) , Maduka said it has become imperative for youths of Anambra State to get acquainted with ICT. He said "Teaching our children ICT is important. In four years as governor of the State, Anambra State will pr...
Amputee Hawker Accuses Her Grandma Of Trying To Blackmail Her For Money
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Amputee Hawker Accuses Her Grandma Of Trying To Blackmail Her For Money

Mary Daniel, the amputee hawker who has recently been accused of not being completely truthful about her condition, has apologized to Nigerians. The 27-year-old single mother received N25million donations from Nigerians who were moved by claims that she lost her leg in an accident that claimed the life of all passengers, including her parents. However, it's been claimed that there was no accident and she was amputated "from birth", a claim she denies. It was also reported that her father is still alive. Speaking to SaharaReporters, Mary said she made a mistake by saying her father was dead, but she did so because the man abandoned her. Mary denied claims that her presence in Oshodi was staged to garner sympathy. She said she's been hawking for a while to make ends meet. ...
Yesterday, Nigeria Experienced One Of Its Saddest Days In Recent Memory – Saraki
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Yesterday, Nigeria Experienced One Of Its Saddest Days In Recent Memory – Saraki

Yesterday, Nigeria experienced one of the saddest days in recent memory. All in one day, from Anambra State to Kaduna, Yobe, Niger, and Lagos States, critical insecurity issues were recorded and reported. Hour after hour; breaking news after breaking news, we saw numerous unacceptable reports of violence, kidnapping, terrorism, and the systematic breakdown of law and order in many parts of the nation. This should not be so. We read reports of Boko Haram hoisting up its flag in Niger State, in Shiroro LGA that houses one of Nigeria’s largest power stations — and is just about 2 kilometres from our federal capital. We also read the statement of the Niger State governor, where he expressed how helpless the government has become, and how thousands of people have been displaced in ...
Governor Obiano Is God’s Blessing To Anambra State – Father Mbaka
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Governor Obiano Is God’s Blessing To Anambra State – Father Mbaka

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, AMEN, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has described Governor Willie Obiano as a divine blessing to Anambra State. The clergyman disclosed this shortly after inspecting work level at the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area. According to Mbaka, with the development going on at the airport project, the governor has inscribed his name in history and shown that his mandate is divinely made. He urged the governor to continue with his good works and avoid getting distraction from detractors.  
Gunmen Burn Down Anambra Police Zonal Headquarters
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Gunmen Burn Down Anambra Police Zonal Headquarters

Gunmen have razed the zone 13 police headquarters in Ukpo, Anambra State, during a violent attack. The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday. While details of the attack were still sketchy at the time of filing the report, it was gathered the gunmen opened fire on police officers on duty. At least three cars were burnt as a result of petrol bombs they threw into the compound. Reports say the gunmen sneaked in through the bush around the area, tried to break in through the wall but the policemen engaged them and they ran away leaving their guns including the GMG they collected from the Navy. The incident comes two weeks after the headquarters of the Imo police command was razed by unknown gunmen. The attack comes amid the growing security incidents in Anambra ...
Anambra: APC Fixes N22.5 Million For Nomination Forms
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Anambra: APC Fixes N22.5 Million For Nomination Forms

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed N22.5 million as fees to be paid by members contesting the governorship election in Anambra State. It also fixed June 26 for the conduct of the primary election. In its schedule of activities released on Thursday, the APC, fixed its Expression of Interest and Nomination forms at N2.5 million and N20 million respectively, bringing the total to N22.5 million. It, however, slashed by 50 per cent the fees to be paid by women and physically-challenged aspirants. “The Governorship Expression of Interest Form cost N2,500,000 while the Nomination form cost N20,000,000.00, totalling N22,500,000. “Female Aspirants and Physically Challenged Aspirants are to pay 50% of the prescribed fees for the position,” the party said. The ...
Anambra Poll: INEC May Employ Manual Voting As Hope Fades For Electronic Voting
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Anambra Poll: INEC May Employ Manual Voting As Hope Fades For Electronic Voting

There are strong indications that the planned deployment of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) for the November 6, 2021, Anambra State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) might have hit the rock. It was gathered that the non-passage of the Electoral Act Amendment bill by the National Assembly before the end March as promised was a major impediment to the plan. The Guardian also learnt that the Easter break embarked on by the lawmakers would further delay the amendment process, as they would not resume plenary until Tuesday, April 13, 2021. It could be recalled that the 8th National Assembly had passed the bill in 2018 and transmitted it to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. But the President withheld his assent to the bill on the gro...
Heavy Military Presence In Onitsha, Army Mounts Roadblocks In Search Of ESN
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Heavy Military Presence In Onitsha, Army Mounts Roadblocks In Search Of ESN

There is a heavy military presence currently in some parts of Onitsha, Anambra State as troops of the Nigerian military have been deployed to arrest Eastern Security Network operatives who have been alleged to be the rampaging gunmen wreaking havoc in the state. SaharaReporters learnt that the military personnel were sighted on Monday evening on Atani Road, Upper Iweka in Onitsha, and on Onitsha-Owerri Road – with roadblocks for possible stop-and-search. Only last week, rampaging gunmen attacked some police stations in the state, killing policemen and carting away heavy arms and ammunition from police stations. The gunmen killed policemen in Neni, Anaocha Local Government Area at a checkpoint, while three weeks ago, they killed about four policemen in Nkpologwu in Aguata. T...
Ex-president Obasanjo To Flag-off Onitsha City Marathon On September 25
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Ex-president Obasanjo To Flag-off Onitsha City Marathon On September 25

The former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he would flag off the Second edition of Onitsha City Marathon, (OCM), competition, holding on September 25, 2021. According to a statement signed by Mr Philip Barepo, spokesman of the local organising committee (LOC), Onitsha City Marathon, Professor Obasanjo disclosed this when the committee led by Professor Olusegun Sogbesun of Onitsha Business School, paid a visit to his residence at Abeokuta, Ogun state. “Obasanjo who promised to flag off the event in Onitsha, Anambra State, later in the year, noted that the act of exercise is good for the body and soul, which has been part of his own daily routine. The amiable Elder Statesman, who accepted to be the Grand Patron of Onitsha City Marathon, cited his concern and support for group ...
Our Country is on life support but the managers of our affairs are worsening the situation by their financial rascality – Peter Obi
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Our Country is on life support but the managers of our affairs are worsening the situation by their financial rascality – Peter Obi

Former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, has described the recent approval by the Federal Executive Council FEC to spend $1.5 billion to carry out repairs on the Port Harcourt refinery as a huge waste. According to the former governor, Nigeria is currently on life support but those managing the country's affairs are ''worsening it by their financial rascality.'' ''The news of the planned expenditure of a whopping $1.5 billion for Port Harcourt refinery repairs is worrisome to well-meaning Nigerians. In light of our precarious economic situation, it is a huge waste. Our country on life support, but sadly the managers of our affairs are worsening the situation by their financial rascality. -PO
Anambra CP, Kuryas Visits Checkpoint Attacked By Hoodlums
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Anambra CP, Kuryas Visits Checkpoint Attacked By Hoodlums

The new Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Monday Bala Kuryas, has visited two spots in Mkpologwu, Aguata Local Government Area and Omogho in Orumba North, where gunmen attacked police patrol teams this morning. According to eye witnesses, the gunmen who drove in both a salon car and a Mercedes Benz 4Matic SUV, opened fire on the policemen who had been deployed on patrol in the two areas. The attackers also set a police patrol van on fire. There was no immediate motive for the attacks or the number of casualties involved as at the time of this report, but the Anambra State Police Commissioner has assured that the hoodlums would soon be captured.    
“Where Is James Nwafor?” – Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Asks Gov. Obiano And Police
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“Where Is James Nwafor?” – Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Asks Gov. Obiano And Police

Media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Monday February 15, queried the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano over the whereabouts of James Nwafor, his former security aide. Nwafor, who served as commander of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Awkuzu, Anambra State, was accused of extra-judicial killings and human rights violations. Governor Obiano last year, gave in to the demand of #ENDSARS protesters, sacked Nwafor and recommended his immediate prosecution. However, the retired police officer is yet to be prosecuted for the widespread allegations levelled against him. Ebuka wrote on his Twitter handle; "Where is James Nwafor ?? ? @PoliceNG @WillieMObiano"
Boundary Dispute: Hoodlums Attack Anambra Community, Smash Vehicles
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Boundary Dispute: Hoodlums Attack Anambra Community, Smash Vehicles

There was uneasy calm in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state following a boundary dispute between Ezi Nkewelle and Osile Ogbunike communities in the area. Some hoodlums reportedly working for one of the communities had blocked the road in attempt to stop the other party from taking possession of the slaughter market, an action that led to smashing of some vehicles in the area. Addressing newsmen on Sunday, Chairman of Ezi Nkwelle community, Chief Wilfred Okafor, regretted that they were prevented from taking possession of the slaughter market land given to them by the State Boundary committee and court judgments. He said: “When we arrived the place on February 11, some armed policemen already stationed in the market and started shooting sporadically which made us to sca...
‘Vote For Me As Anambra Governor’ – Uche Maduagwu Rocks Bra On Poster
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‘Vote For Me As Anambra Governor’ – Uche Maduagwu Rocks Bra On Poster

Controversial actor, Uche Maduagwu who recently came out of the closet has announced he intends to run for the Office of the Governor, Anambra State. Ever since a gay supporter governor left Anambra Government house corruption swim freely thats why i will be running for governor come november 2021 lets make anambra great we should not allow fulani herdsmen rubbish our farmers we need agriculture for progress
Police Arrest Onyebuchi Okocha, aka “Onyeze Jesus”
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Police Arrest Onyebuchi Okocha, aka “Onyeze Jesus”

Onyebuchi Okocha, popularly known as ‘Onyeze Jesus’, the Founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries, Nkpor, Idemili North local government area of Anambra state has been arrested by operatives from Anambra Police Command. A source close to the investigation confirmed the news of his arrest. According to the source who does not wish to be named as he is not authorised to speak on the matter; “ Onyeze Jesus is in police custody. He was arrested on Wednesday, 27th January 2021, and will likely be arraigned for various offences on Thursday, 28th January, 2021”. Recall that on Monday, 25th January 2021, Anambra state government through a statement issued by Mr C. Don Adinuba, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenement warned Onyeze Jesus against his practices...
Police Recover Two Year-Old-Boy Sold In Imo For ₦100,000, Arrest Suspects
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Police Recover Two Year-Old-Boy Sold In Imo For ₦100,000, Arrest Suspects

The Anambra State Police has arrested two members of a child-stealing syndicate, who specialize in stealing children in Anambra State and selling them in Imo State. Police also recovered a two-year-old boy, Master Testimony Obiajulu Azubuike, who was stolen by members of the syndicate and sold for N100,000 in Imo State. Spokesperson of Anambra State Police Command, CSP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed the arrest of two members of the syndicate to DAILY POST in a press release, said the command acted on a tip-off. [b]Mohammed said, “On 22/01/2021 at about 5:pm, one Mrs Charity Ogochukwu Azubuike ‘F’ of Afam Ezialla Village Ihiala reported at Ihiala Police Station that her two years old son Master Testimony Obiajulu Azubuike got missing inside the market and all efforts to locate ...
James Nwafor Summoned By Anambra #EndSARS Judicial Panel
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James Nwafor Summoned By Anambra #EndSARS Judicial Panel

Former Anambra SARS officer, James Nwafor, who was accused of commiting so many atrocities in Anambra state has been summoned by Anambra Judicial panel. Also summoned were DSP Abbatunume Joe & Hyianceth Nwankwo. Revealing this on Twitter, @AbdulMahmud01 wrote: Breaking News: Anambra State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on #EndSars & police brutality today issued summons to CSP James Nwafor, DSP Abbatunume Joe & Hyianceth Nwankwo to appear before it on 8 December 2020 to answer allegations against them. The CMD Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, DCP Kolo, Strategic Tactical Squad of @Policeng Abuja were also summoned to appear on 8 December 2020. The orders of the JPI were issued sequel to the oral applications (pursuant to S.9 Commission of Inquiry Law Anambr...
“I Will Build 21 University Statelite Campuses In 21 LGA If Elected” – Dr Maduka
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“I Will Build 21 University Statelite Campuses In 21 LGA If Elected” – Dr Maduka

Days ago in Anambra state, Dr. Godwin Maduka, a Medical Doctor and Founder of Las Vegas Pain Institute in Las Vegas, USA announced his mission and vision for youths, with emphasis on massive support for education, through building satellite campuses for higher Institutions across all the 21 LGAs in Anambra State. He made the statement during the recently held Anambra Youths Fiesta/Summit at Umuchukwu, in Anambra state. The youth Fiesta/Summit was organised by Godwin Maduka Foundation to reconcile youths and leadership, thereby seeking immediate response to the agitations of youths and the recent EndSARS protest in the state and across Nigeria. According to our Reporter, the occasion was quite entertaining, as it recorded several performances, noble appearances and presentations by p...
I Abolished Osu Caste System So That Our Pretty Women Would Marry – Igwe Nnewi
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I Abolished Osu Caste System So That Our Pretty Women Would Marry – Igwe Nnewi

Obi of Otolo and Igwe of Nnewi in Anambra State, Igwe Kenneth Orizu, speaks to TONY OKAFOR about the abolition of the Osu caste system in his kingdom, among other issues You have been on the throne since 1963; did you ever imagine that you could serve for this long? No, I didn’t. It’s the grace of God that brought me this far. I didn’t expect this long reign. I thank God for his grace. Being on the throne for so long, do you sometimes get bored or feel your lifestyle has become monotonous? I have not felt bored since I ascended the throne. Initially, it was hectic but with time I set up committees that have assisted me to do the work of the kingdom seamlessly. You are from a privileged background as your uncle, Nwafor Orizu, was a senate president and your grandfather wa...
Electronic Voting May Be Introduced For Anambra Election Next Year, Says INEC Chairman
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Electronic Voting May Be Introduced For Anambra Election Next Year, Says INEC Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says electronic voting might be introduced in the Anambra State election come 2021. This was disclosed by Chairman of the Electoral body, Professor Mahmood Yakubu after a budget defence session with the House of Reps Committee on INEC. After a closed door session with the legislators, Professor Yakubu said the electoral umpire is looking at better ways to conduct free and fair elections in the country. At an earlier meeting with the Senate Committee on INEC, Professor Yakubu announced that the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will commence in the first quarter of 2021 ahead of the 2023 general election. He also stated that the sum of N1billion has been earmarked by INEC for the exercise. Professor Yakubu du...
Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue
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Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue

Some hoodlums who were on rampage in Lagos state, have reportedly defaced the statue of late Obafemi Awolowo located in Ikeja area of the state.   The hoodlums removed the statue's iconic glasses amid attack on some of Nigeria's symbols of history.   Recall that the monument of Nnamdi Azikwe had also been attacked by hoodlums in Anambra state.   The Awolowo statue was erected during the administration of former Lagos governor Akinwumi Ambode, in recognition of the late former lawyer, nationalist's contribution to the country's democracy.   Here are photos of the defaced Awolowo statue;  
Police Officer Beheaded And Burnt In Anambra By Hoodlums (Graphic Pix)
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Police Officer Beheaded And Burnt In Anambra By Hoodlums (Graphic Pix)

A police officer was on Thursday beheaded and burnt by hoodlums during an attack on police stations in Nnewi, Anambra state. Haruna Mohammed, the state police spokesperson, in a statement, said three other police officers also sustained varying degrees of injuries. He said the victims were taken hospital for medical attention and that they are responding to treatment. He said five persons were also attacked in Onitsha and were taken to hospital for medical attention where three have been confirmed dead and the other two being treated. Mohammed said the hoodlums attacked and vandalised police stations and government properties. Mohammed listed other police formations attacked to include Nnewi area command,3-3 division, Ogbunike/ Isiuwulu, and Nnobi divisions as well as Peop...
#ENDSARS: Leave Peter Obi Out Of Ezu River Corpses, SARS Murdered Them — MASSOB
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#ENDSARS: Leave Peter Obi Out Of Ezu River Corpses, SARS Murdered Them — MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, led by Uchenna Madu, on Sunday, said that the lifeless bodies found at Ezu River in Anambra State, were members of MASSOB. He said they were murdered under the command of a Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, team leader. Madu, speaking through his National Director of Information, Edeson Samuel, disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri, Imo State capital. MASSOB said they decided to come out clearly on the matter due to the misinformation surrounding the incident aimed at distorting the truth. The pro-Biafra group said those bent on twisting the narrative were trying to link former governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi, to the incident, insisting that neither Obi nor the state government had anything to d...
Aunt allegedly CUTS OFF niece’s finger in drastic abuse
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Aunt allegedly CUTS OFF niece’s finger in drastic abuse

A aunt has been arrested and mocked for allegedly cutting off her niece's finger in Onitsha, Anambra State. Her little niece is said to be staying with her. According to reports, she always maltreats her until she went ahead to increase her wickedness. It was claimed she carried out the devilish act because the little girl refused to do some shores.
Anambra Schools Resume With Strict COVID-19 Safety Checks (Photos)
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Anambra Schools Resume With Strict COVID-19 Safety Checks (Photos)

Schools in Anambra State have resumed with strict COVID-19 checks, six months after students were forced to vacate schools because of COVID-19 scares. Public and private schools in Anambra State resumed academic session with strict COVID-19 safety checks as mandated by the government and healthcare providers. The phased resumption which excludes creche and nursery pupils, is a follow-up to earlier partial opening of schools to allow students in exist classes take their exams. In some of the schools that was captured this morning by IgbereTV , students, teachers and every other individual coming into the vicinity were checked with infrared thermometers, while those who do not have their face masks and hand sanitizers were sent back. Water tanks and soaps were also placed at st...
Popular Instagram Celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, Arrested For Internet Fraud By EFCC
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Popular Instagram Celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, Arrested For Internet Fraud By EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Enugu zonal office has arrested fourteen suspected internet fraudsters, including popular instagram celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, from different parts of Awka, Anambra State. According to reports, they were arrested on Monday, August 31, 2020 , based on the intelligence available to the Commission. The suspects whose age ranges from 21 and 28 were arrested at Okpuno Awka, Agu Awka and Ngozika estate, all in Anambra State. Items recovered are different exotic vehicles which include three Mercedes Benz 4matic, three Mercedes Benz AMG, two Lexus Rx salon cars. Interim analyses of some of the suspects’ phones showed they were involved in some assumed internet fraud which includes online bitcoin scam, love scam and identity theft. T...
Pope Francis Appoints Anambra Bishop Into Pontifical Council
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Pope Francis Appoints Anambra Bishop Into Pontifical Council

The head of the Catholic, Pope Francis has appointed the auxiliary bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Anambra State, Denis Isizoh, into the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor made this known in a congratulatory message to Isizoh on Tuesday, July 14 obtained by a Punch News correspondent. He described Isizoh’s appointment as a nice one, stating that his elevation would bring about a lot of positive developments and goodwill to the people of God, especially to the Nigerian Catholics According to him “Bishop Isizoh’s appointment is a square peg in a square hole. He is more than qualified and grounded in that area. It is a familiar terrain for him. He worked closely with Cardinal Arinze. He knows his onions. I am ...
JAMB Releases List of Top 10 Candidates in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
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JAMB Releases List of Top 10 Candidates in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released a list of the best candidates in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination ( UTME). Top on the list were two candidates from Anambra state with 365 and 363 scores respectively. “They are 10 in number and if you notice, some of the candidates scored the same mark and they are (tied) on the same position,” the spokesperson of the board Fabian Benjamin said See the names of the candidates and their scores as released by JAMB below: 1) Maduafokwa Egoagwuagwu Agnes -365 2) Nwobi Okwuchukwu David – 363 3) Ojuba Mezisashe Shalom – 359 3) Elikwu, Victor Chukwuemeka – 359 5) Adebola Oluwatobi Paul – 358 6) Gboyega Oluwatobiloba Enoch – 356 7) Ojo Samuel Oluwatobi – 355 7) Utulu, Jebose Geor...
Peter Obi’s Dollar Investment As Anambra State Governor Now Worth N95bn – Alex Otti
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Peter Obi’s Dollar Investment As Anambra State Governor Now Worth N95bn – Alex Otti

The former Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Dr. Alex Otti, has cleared the air of doubts in the minds of cynics who believe that the N75 billion savings the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, left for the State was a hoax. Otti, in a statement, praised Obi for his financial prudence which enabled him to save up N75 billion in both local and foreign currencies for Anambra State as a governor before leaving office. According to him, the dollar component of the savings is now worth over N95 billion. Otti explained that it was through a high level of managerial ability that Obi was able to achieve a great financial feat ‘in a state that was reputed to have been owing civil servants and pensioners’, by clearing off all debts inherited from his predecessor and still left ...
NLC Inaugurates Committee to Monitor Pay-cuts, Sack of Members
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NLC Inaugurates Committee to Monitor Pay-cuts, Sack of Members

The Anambra State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC has inaugurated a 12-man committee to protect workers from being laid off or their salaries being reduced as a result of the harsh economy occasioned by COVID-19. The NLC chairman in the state, Jerry Nnubia who inaugurated the committee on Thursday said the body would monitor the state government, to ensure that workers were not laid off. Part of the job of the committee he said would be to engage the government in the event of pay-cuts or retrenchment of workers. He said, “The Situation Room will serve as an engine room for information dissemination and sensitisation of workers and citizens on COVID-19 reality, prevalence, prevention and containment measures. “To protect jobs, wages and means of livelihood ...
9 COVID-19 Patients Die In Anambra State
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9 COVID-19 Patients Die In Anambra State

Anambra has recorded nine COVID-19 deaths, Governor Willie Obiano has disclosed. Also, 53 others have tested positive for the virus out of the 230 results released from the 302 persons tested. 72 other results are being expected, he stated. The Governor revealed these on Wednesday during a broadcast. According to him: “Ndi Anambra, following our Active Search Campaign across the state, we have collected a total of 302 samples so far. Out of this figure, 230 results have been released to us while 72 results are still pending with the NCDC testing center. “Out of the 230 results that have been released to us, 53 results returned positive, 13 patients have been discharged, 9 people have passed away while 31 cases are still active. ” In the meantime, 7 patients are in our Pro...
Strange Diseases Reported in Onitsha, Anambra
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Strange Diseases Reported in Onitsha, Anambra

Some Nigerians have taken to social media to report alleged strange diseases experienced by some residents of Onitsha, Anambra state. According to the reports, sufferers are allegedly losing their senses of taste and smell, and many of them are reportedly treating malaria. Taking to Twitter, a lady identified as Unachukwu wrote that people should reach out to their loved ones as the alleged strange disease has been confirmed by many residents of the city She wrote: Hearing this news on how a lot of people in Onitsha are sick and losing their sense of smell and taste too. A few friends have confirmed it to be true, please reach out to your family and friends. https://twitter.com/JauntyUnachukwu/status/1268117360193540097 Confirming her reports, other users ...
For Now, I Don’t Have Interest In Anambra State Governorship – Ngige
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For Now, I Don’t Have Interest In Anambra State Governorship – Ngige

Dr Chris Ngige, The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, has said he is too busy serving the nation at the national level to consider a shot at the 2021 Anambra State governorship election. Ngige who spoke to reporters in his country home in Alor, in Idemili Local Government Area, of the state on Sunday said although he had the right to contest, he was too busy with his national assignment as a minister to start eyeing “a provincial job.” He spoke after presenting cash and food items, totaling N15m as COVID-19 palliatives to some vulnerable persons in the area. Ngige said, “Whether you’re a member of APC or PDP, APGA, Accord, APA, PPP, once you are vulnerable, you get. We started with my town. We will fan out to my local government, then to my entire senatorial district. ...
Igbo Groups Reject Almajirai Relocation to Southeast
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Igbo Groups Reject Almajirai Relocation to Southeast

The Ohaneze Ndigbo have lamented the increasing relocation of the Almajirai to the Southeast despite the interstate travel ban by the Federal Government and they have vowed to resist this relocation. The highest Igbo socio-cultural organisations, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo National Council (INC) and the Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) on Tuesday called for a halt to the influx of Northern youths into the southeast states. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) also kicked against the development. They accused security agencies of complicity in the free movement of the Almajirai, which they said makes a mockery of the interstate travel ban. Ohanaeze President in Anambra State, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, said it was left f...
Police Commissioner averts violent clash between two Anambra communities
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Police Commissioner averts violent clash between two Anambra communities

A misunderstanding between two communities in Anambra State, which would have resulted in violent clashes has been averted by the Anambra State police commissioner, CP John Abang. The communities, Achalla and Urum in Awka North Local Government Area have land disputes, which was already causing tension among them when Abang, the Anambra State Police Commissioner moved in on Thursday to ensure settlement for the communities SP Haruna Mohammed who told journalists of the intervention of the commissioner said he (Abang) after a meeting with the leaders of the communities warned against any form of hostilities. “To prevent breakdown of law and order between Achalla and Urum communities in Awka North LGA of Anambra State over the looming land dispute between the two Communities which h...
Residents Troop Out To Drink To Stupor After A Trailer Of Beer Fell In Anambra State (Video)
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Residents Troop Out To Drink To Stupor After A Trailer Of Beer Fell In Anambra State (Video)

Millions of Naira have been lost as a trailer conveying crates of beer fell and crashed to the ground in Ekwukobia, Anambra state. The incident which happened on Friday, May 8 was seen as an opportunity by the residents of the community who came out to take advantage of the driver’s plight. In the video posted online, many of the residents can be seen helping themselves to the plethora of fallen beer crates. Watch video below:-
Obiano Orders Compulsory Use Of Face Masks As Workers Resume Monday
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Obiano Orders Compulsory Use Of Face Masks As Workers Resume Monday

Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has ordered civil and public servants in the state, including primary and secondary school teachers to resume work on Monday, May 4th, 2020. The announcement was contained in a statement signed by Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to Anambra State Government. He stated that pupils and students should still remain at home and follow Anambra Teaching On Air through state-owned media outfit, ABS radio, TV and online platforms. According to the statement, all workers in the state, and indeed all residents should procure protective face masks as this is now compulsory in Anambra State.
MURIC Tasks Obiano On Muslims In Anambra
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MURIC Tasks Obiano On Muslims In Anambra

The governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Sunday 26th April, 2020, gave guidelines to the state’s residents regarding the relaxation of lockdown in the state. However, an Islamic human rights association has criticized the governor for focusing on Christians and church attendance protocol during lockdown in the state to the detriment of his Muslim subjects. This was contained in a press statement circulated on Wednesday 29th April, 2020 by the group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. “We are bemused by the one-sided statement accredited to the governor of Anambra State on his advisory to residents of the state on easing the lockdown. He kept referring to churches and church leaders thereby giving the impression that he only recognizes Christianity in his state. “Obiano...
Anambra Intercepts Transport Company Conveying Passengers To Lagos (Photos)
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Anambra Intercepts Transport Company Conveying Passengers To Lagos (Photos)

The Anambra State Ministry of Transport has intercepted a transport company in Awka for attempting to convey passengers to Lagos and other parts of the country, in violation of the lockdown directive by the government. According to IgbereTV reports, the inteception was made by the surveillance team of the ministry who patrolled the various parks and boundaries in the state to ensure compliance with the the Covid-19 directives of the government. Five members of the transport company were arrested while issuing out tickets to customers. Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr Christian Mmadubuko in company of some task force members of the ministry expressed dissapointment over the attitude of desperate businessmen who disobey government directives and endanger the lives of t...
Nigerian Man Allegedly Stabbed To Death By His Wife In Brazil
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Nigerian Man Allegedly Stabbed To Death By His Wife In Brazil

A Nigerian man has died a painful death after he was allegedly killed by his wife in Brazil. The man identified as Emeka Okoye, from Nnewi, Anambra State, was yesterday, allegedly stabbed to death by his South African wife in Brazil. A source in the know shared details of the encounter between the man and his wife and said: “Emeka was previously married to someone here in Nigeria but later chased her away with their 4 children. He subsequently proceeded to Brazil where he got married again to a South African lady called Elizabeth and he adopted her child. Yesterday, he got into an argument with her and hit her, then she took a knife and allegedly stabbed him several times. He was rushed to the hospital but didn’t survive.” The suspect has since been arrested. However, in...
Lockdown: Man Jumps From Onitsha Flyover In Suicide Attempt
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Lockdown: Man Jumps From Onitsha Flyover In Suicide Attempt

A middle-aged man narrowly escaped death on Saturday after falling off from Upper Iweka Fly Overbridge, Onitsha, Anambra state. The man was said to have attempted suicide around 4.15 pm after allegedly jumping down from the flyover following news of total lockdown by the state government. A resident of the area who preferred not to be mentioned said he saw the body of the man lying lifeless while driving pass the area. “They said the man just committed suicide by jumping from the Upper Iweka Flyover immediately he had news of total lockdown by the Anambra state government today,” Reacting, police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, dismissed the alleged suicide report, saying the victim was still alive. He said, “At about 4:20 pm date, a man of about 30years old whose identity is...
Anambra State Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case
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Anambra State Extends Lockdown, Tightens Measures, After Recording First Covid-19 Case

The government of Anambra State has extended the Covid-19 lockdown in the state after recording its first case of Covid-19 on Friday. According to reports, the Anambra State governor, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano on Saturday, April 11, 2020, during a special broadcast on Covid-19 in the state stated that the lockdown in the state has been extended by two weeks with more strict measures. Read the broadcast below. Ndi Anambra ekenem unu. I want to update you on the latest developments in our efforts against Coronavirus in Anambra State. First, I have to thank you all for complying with the directive on the Covid-19 pandemic in Anambra State. I must thank the traders in all the 63 major markets in Anambra State for heeding the directive on the closure of our markets. I als...
Why I killed my homosexual Facebook lover – Suspect
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Why I killed my homosexual Facebook lover – Suspect

A 28-year-old man, who allegedly killed his Facebook friend and dumped the body in a bush in Nanka, Anambra State, has revealed the motivation behind his action. The suspect, Angus Chukwebuka Nwankwo, and his brother, Chidiebere Omeyi, were recently arrested. Nwankwo said he met with the deceased on Facebook where they agreed to meet in Nanka for homosexual acts. He said: “We met on Facebook and he asked if I can engage in homosexual acts with him and I said no, but after much pressure, I succumbed. He promised to give me N20,000 if I agree to have sex with him. As soon as he came in, I asked for the money and he said he would give me the money after satisfying the sexual urge, which brought him all the way from Imo State. I insisted he must pay me the money he promised. That...
NSCDC Discovers Indian Hemp Farm In Anambra School
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NSCDC Discovers Indian Hemp Farm In Anambra School

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Tuesday said it had discovered a large farm of Indian hemp inside a school compound in Anambra State. A 45-year-old man, Obi Okafor, suspected to be the owner of the farm, the corps, said had been arrested. The Anambra State NSCDC commandant, Mr David Bille, disclosed this at a press conference in Awka, the Anambra State capital. He said the suspect was arrested for stabbing a security guard in the school during an altercation following the discovery that he planted the substance in a large expanse of land in the school compound. Bille added, “Following credible intelligence report, operatives of the NSCDC arrested a 45-year- old man from Uruofo village, Nri, Anaocha LGA of Anambra State. “The suspect was arrested at 12:00 ...
Politician Blackmails Pregnant Woman With Nude Pictures For Refusing Him Sex
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Politician Blackmails Pregnant Woman With Nude Pictures For Refusing Him Sex

Police in Anambra State have arrested a man who used a nude picture of a pregnant woman to blackmail her into accepting to sleep with him. The man who is said to be an Anambra politician and simply identified as Igwe was arrested at Aroma Junction in Awka on Tuesday, after the pregnant woman whom he was demanding sex from lured him to the junction, where undercover police officers were already lying in wait for him. A source who witnessed the arrest said the unidentified woman narrated that she was in a relationship with the man before she got married and decided to end the relationship after marriage. “She said the man who used to be her boyfriend called her recently and asked her to come to Awka for them to have a nice time. “She told him she was already married and was n...
Nigerian Woman In Her 60s Gets Married For The First Time (Photos)
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Nigerian Woman In Her 60s Gets Married For The First Time (Photos)

A 60-year-old woman got married for the first time on Saturday, January 25, in Anambra state.   The woman, fondly called  Aunt Nwatoka, married a widower known as Mr. Okeke.   The man is a Lagos-based businessman while the woman lives and works in Anambra state.     Sharing the news, the bride's relative wrote:   She's in her 60's and got married just yesterday for the very first time! Yes!! Isaac and I had to dash back to the village in Anambra state to witness the most beautiful wedding of this century! Aunt Nwatoka had never been married all her life. She's Isaac's aunt from his father's side and one of the best aunt in-law you can wish for. She took excellent care of my husband's grandma until she passed in her 90's. She was alw...
Face Of The Pregnant Lady Murdered By Husband In Onitsha, Thrown From 5th Floor
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Face Of The Pregnant Lady Murdered By Husband In Onitsha, Thrown From 5th Floor

This is what happened... The man is from Nsukka Enugu state but lives in Onitsha Anambra State, he impregnated his sales girl from Abia state...the family of the girl forced him to marry her. So on Wednesday night,after she finished cooking she went down stairs to call him to come eat. He went up and they started having misunderstanding... The girl is 8mnths pregnant. He beat her to death and to avoid traces,he threw her body from the 5th floor to another building close to them. He called his in-laws and told them the girl is missing to cover up. But he never knew some neighbours overheard them while quarrelling and someone saw when the girl fell. So they raised alarm....they went upstairs and saw him smoking cigarette. They have to call the police. He killed an innocent pr...
Man Throws Pregnant Girlfriend Off His 5th Floor Apartment In Onitsha
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Man Throws Pregnant Girlfriend Off His 5th Floor Apartment In Onitsha

Yesterday evening 16/1/2020 at obosi street Onitsha South local government in Anambra state. Corpse of a young lady was found in a building, the girl was identified as a young lady living at the 5th floor of the next yard of the building.According to eye witness, the young lady living alone with her boyfriend in a 3 bedroom flat, it was around 7pm the boyfriend came down from the 5th story building asking his neighbors if they help him to see his wife, they said no. Few minutes after he asked his neighbors, some girls raised alarm of a dead body in the next compound, some of the neighbors went there to check the corpse, they identify the corpse is their neighbor wife, but no one told the boyfriend is his girlfriend, instead, they ask him to go and check himself, but the guy refuse to ch...
E-Money And Kcee Construct 2.5km Road In Uli, Anambra State (Photos, Video)
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E-Money And Kcee Construct 2.5km Road In Uli, Anambra State (Photos, Video)

There is an ongoing 2.5km road construction in Uli, Anambra state proudly sponsored by Five Star Music boss, E-money and his brother Kcee. Uli, which is the hometown of the duo, is currently turning into a new city courtesy of both. Serious work is really going on and road is at the verge of being completed. Kcee who is pretty happy with the progress, took to his official handle to make the announcement and equally thanked God. Watch The Video Below..
Femi Fani-Kayode loses father-in-law
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Femi Fani-Kayode loses father-in-law

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has lost his father-in-law, Hilary Chikwendu. He died on Tuesday morning in Abuja. Taking to his twitter to announce his demise, FFK wrote; “Lost my father-in-law, Mr Hilary Chikwendu of Nanka, Anambra State at 10.00 a.m. this morning in Abuja. It is very painful. We are in mourning. May his precious soul rest in peace,” he tweeted.

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