Police kill 2, arrest 4 suspected robbers in Anambra

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Anambra state Police command, Monday, said they have neutralised and gunned down two suspected and arrested four armed robbers operating around Obosi, Idemili North local government area. The command’ in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, a deputy superintendent of police, stated that the suspects were accosted on December 5th at Obosi by Read More

3 years after, Obiano establishes disability rights commission

December 4, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, Friday, established and constituted membership of Disability Rights commission Board, an agency provided by and for full implementation of the state 2018 Disability Rights Law. The law which had been in existence since 2018, by constitution of the commission, has outlawed all kinds of discriminations against People With Disabilities (PWDs) as well as Read More

Maduka dismisses reports queering his capacity to govern Anambra

November 29, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The governorship candidate of Accord party in the November 6, 2021, Anambra state election Dr. Godwin Maduka has dismissed reports on social media which doubted his capacity to govern the state, describing it as “an attempt to tarnish his image.” Reports published on social media had alleged that the medical doctor would have turned the state government into a club Read More

Breaking: 4 killed, 12 injured as buses, trailer crash in Anambra

November 28, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

At least four persons died in a crash involving two buses and one trailer along Ihiala-Onitsha road by Ihiala police station in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. Eyewitness told Blueprint that 12 persons equally sustained injuries in the crash which occured around 3pm on Sunday. According to the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Anambra State Command, Mr Adeoye Read More

Breaking: Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, under EFCC watchlist – Official

November 24, 2021 Editor 0

Anambra state governor Willie Obiano is gloating under pressure after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) asked the Nigeria Immigration to place him on a watchlist. The order from the country’s anti-corruption agency is coming barely four months to Obiano’s handover to the state governor-elect Prof. Charles Soludo. This was contained in a letter to the Comptroller General of Read More

NGO, church gift free medicare to Anambra, Imo residents

November 20, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least 200 persons including the aged and children from Anambra and Imo states have benefitted from three days medical outreach organised by the Tropical Gate Foundation, a humanitarian organisation in collaboration with Salvation Army Amesi. The beneficiaries drawn from Umunze in Orumba South Local Government Area (LGA), Amesi, Uga, Isuofia, Igbo-ukwu, Umuchu, Akpo, Nkpologwu and Ekwulobia in Aguata LGA Read More

Revealed! Things women suffered during Anambra governorship election

November 20, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Gender Perspective and Social Development Center (GPSDC), convener of Stop Violence Against Women in Politics (Stop-VAWIP), and the Catch Them Young Community Initiative (CATYCOI), promoter of Vote Not Fight Campaign (VNF), have reported 14 cases of violence meted against women at the Anambra State November 6 gubernatorial poll. According to the groups, the incidents of violence against women which Read More

Anambra governorship election: Arewa group lauds security agencies, INEC

November 18, 2021 Editor 0

Arewa Youth Federation has said the successful conduct of the governorship election in Anambra state despite threats issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) speaks volume of the gallantry of security agencies. The group also commended Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the professional conduct of it’s officials during the exercise. There were palpable fears following media reports Read More

Alleged murder: Families beg IGP to release detained son, daughter

November 17, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The families of late Justin Bajogo Osuhor of Umunede, Delta state, and Late Wilfred Obiora Efifie of Agulu in Anambra state have cried out to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, to use his good offices to ensure the release of their detained son and son-in-law, Mr Jude Osuhor, and their daughter and in-law, Miss Happiness Efifie, from Read More

Anambra: INEC issues certificate of return to Soludo, deputy

November 12, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Friday presented the Certificate of Return to Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and his deputy, Dr. Onyeka Ibezim, as winner of the Anambra state governorship election which was held on November 6 and 9. Soludo, of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), won across 21 local government areas with a total of 112,229 votes, while his Read More

Daybreak in Anambra

November 11, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

“It may well happen that all our fears and anxieties about this election will come to naught. Everything may pass off peacefully. This is the ardent wish of all men and women of goodwill”. That was how I concluded my column last week. And so it came to pass that the dark clouds hovering over Anambra state, accentuated by the Read More

Breaking: INEC declares APGA’s Soludo winner of Anambra governorship election *See full results of all political parties

November 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Professor Charles Soludo as the winner of 2021 Anambra state governorship election. The Returning Officer of INEC, Prof. Florence Obi, who announced the results early Wednesday morning in Awka, Anambra State, said, “Soludo, having scored the highest number of votes and won more than two-third of the election in 21 Local Government, Read More

[Happening now] Anambra supplementary election: Collation begins as voter apathy, heavy security envelope Ihiala, final governorship result beckons

November 9, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Collation is about now taking place following supplementary governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) on Tuesday. As at 4.30pm, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials with election materials had started arriving at Ihiala LGA headquarters, the venue for collation centre amidst tight security. The election was earlier marred by voter aparthy amidst heavy presence of security men across Read More

[Breaking] Anambra supplementary election: Man shot as many scamper for safety in Ihiala, INEC officials desert polling units

November 9, 2021 Editor 0

The supplementary governorship election in Anambra state taking place only in Ihiala local government area triggered panic when security agents shot sporadically in the air. The shootings reportedly instilled fear amongst residents who were preparing to vote earlier. Blueprint gathered that while many heading out to exercise their franchise scampered for safety, bullet hit a young (whose name is yet Read More

Anambra: CUPP decries failure of BVAS

November 8, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has expressed disappointment over “the massive and fundamental failure of Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) deployed by the Independent Nation Electoral Commission (INEC)” in the conduct of Anambra governorship election. According to CUPP in a statement on Monday, ChairmanMedia Committee, Chukwudi Ezeobika Esq., “the Anambra elections clearly showed that the commission lacks the Read More

It’s official: INEC declares Anambra governorship election inconclusive

November 8, 2021 Editor 0

The returning of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the Anambra governorship election, Prof. Florence Obi, has suspension of collation of results after the November 6 governorship election pending the conduct of the election in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA). Obi, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Cross River, announced Tuesday, November 9, 2021 as when the election will take Read More

[LIVE] Anambra governorship election: Soludo’s APGA widens lead to 17 LGAs as INEC announces more results

November 7, 2021 Editor 0

The governorship candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo has won 17 out of 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Anambra state, according to results of November 6 poll announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Soludo won in Anambra East, Ayamelum, Oyi, Dunukofia, Anaocha, Awka South, Idemili South, Onitsha South, Njikoka, Orumba South, Awka Read More

[Breaking] Anambra governorship election: APGA’s Soludo in early lead, floors PDP, APC in Aguata, Awka, Onitsha, 3 others

November 7, 2021 Editor 0

Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is already in early lead after as he and his party cleared all the five local government results declared so far in the ongoing governorship election. Soludo was announced winner, with wide margins in some for the results declared in Awka South, Onitsha South and Anambra East, Anaocha, and Anambra East by Read More

Anambra governorship election: DG hails corps members’ neutrality

November 6, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps ((NYSC),  Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has commended the patriotism of corps members engaged in the conduct of the governorship Election in Anambra state. A statement from the Director-General’s office Saturday disclosed that he made the commendation while monitoring the election in some parts of the state.  “The Corps Members had written their names in Read More

Anambra election: Improve welfare of policemen on election duty, CLEEN Foundation tells IGP

November 6, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The CLEEN Foundation has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the welfare package of police officers on election duties are improved.  The Foundation made the call in a statement by its acting Executive Director, Ruth Olofin, Saturday and made available to Blueprint in Abuja. According to the body, “the proper and adequate remuneration of security personnel Read More

Breaking: INEC announces extension of accreditation, voting in Anambra

November 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just announced extension of accreditation and voting to Sunday due to malfunctioning machine. The exercise was also extended beyond the closing time of 2.30pm on Saturday. INEC resident electoral commissioner, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, said Biomodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) failed in many areas because of software breach. According to him, the extension was Read More

[Live] Anambra election: Obiano votes as Police groan over non-payment of feeding allowance

November 6, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has just voted in his home town Aguleri at the ongoing governorship election.The governor cast his vote around 10am. Meanwhile, a trending video has revealed where Police operatives assigned for Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Anambra state are over the inability of the police authorities to pay them approved N10, 000 feeding allowance. The officers were Read More

[Live] Anambra election: Heavy security presence as electorate chose next governor, accreditation, voting begin

November 6, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

There is heavy security presence across polling units as eligible voters in Anambra state file out to elect their next governor. Blueprint reports that while voting had commenced at some polling units, officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were yet to arrive at many. According to our correspondent, as at 8.14am, INEC staff were yet to arrive at Read More