‘Corpses, travelers invade Anambra despite border closure’

May 9, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra Civil Society Network has expressed concern over alleged infiltration of the state with corpses and travelers from all parts of the country despite the border closure and presence of heavy security personnel during lockdown.  The network, in statement signed by is Chairman, Prince Chris Azor; Secretary, Barr. Chisom Chude; and Head, Media and Publicity, Deacon Alfred Ajayi, lamented that Read More

In Anambra, ex-convict rapes 36-year-old woman

May 9, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state Police Command, Saturday, said they have arrested a-28 year old man, Mr Emeka Okeke, for allegedly having a canal knowledge of a 36-year-old woman at Okochi village in Okpuno, Awka South local government area of the state. Okeke, who recently returned from the correctional centre Awka over alleged case of manslaughter, had through the aide of his ‘gun’ Read More

Lockdown extension: At last, Buhari decides to speak

April 26, 2020 Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf 0

For the third time in six weeks since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari will Monday address Nigerians on the administration’s present effort and further plans at curbing the dreaded disease. The president had, March 30, 2020 announced an initial two-week lockdown of FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, following which  he directed further lockdown on the Read More

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Breaking: Obiano shuts down markets in Anambra

March 28, 2020 Editor 0

Anambra state government has announced closure of 63 major markets in a bid to ensure coronavirus lockdown. The commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Mr Son Adinuba, who disclosed this said the closure would take effect from Monday, March 31, 2020. According to him, foodstuffs and medicine markets are exempted. He said: “During the two-week closure, the people affected by Read More

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Breaking: In Anambra, 40-year-old man dies in sex romp

February 24, 2020 Editor 0

A-40-year-old man, Mr Paul Okwudili, on Monday, reportedly died in a sex romp at a popular hotel in Onitsha, Anambra state. The Anambra state police command, through its Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Harunna Muhammed, who confirmed the report in a release said the incident was reported at Central Police Station, Onitsha early Monday morning by the manager of Read More

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As CAN protests insecurity: Police nab suicide bomber in Kaduna church

February 3, 2020 Editor 0

Christians under the umbrella body of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Sunday protested the rising insecurity across the country and called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the governors of the 36 states to stem the tide and bring perpetrators to justice. Their call came as the Kaduna state police command Sunday arrested a suspected suicide bomber in Living Faith Church Read More

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Man who died on top widow inside Anambra hotel

February 1, 2020 Editor 0

The Police have confirmed that a man yet to be identified has allegedly died in a hotel in Onitsha, Anambra State, during a sex romp with a widow. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident in a statement. According to findings, the man checked in with a lady at about 5pm on Thursday, but not quite 30 Read More

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Anambra: How man died inside hotel after sex romp with widow

February 1, 2020 Editor 0

The Police have confirmed that a man yet to be identified has allegedly died in a hotel in Onitsha, Anambra State, during a sex romp with a widow. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident in a statement. According to findings, the man checked in with a lady at about 5pm on Thursday, but Read More

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2020 UTME: How JAMB mgt lured CBT centre operators into police net

January 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has lured some operators of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres involved in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration scam to their headquarters and handed them to security agents for prosecution. This happened Wednesday in Bwari, Abuja after cross examinations of the operators by JAMB Registrar Is-shaq Oloyede. Oloyode had invited the unsuspecting operators Read More

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Obiano denies spending N1.3bn on Christmas decorations

December 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, on Friday, denied allegations making round in some session of the media that his administration spent about N1.3bn on 2019 Christmas decorations. Obiano, in a release issued by commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, said the state was “too focused on Anambra’s future,” but some private sectors executed such projects including hosting Read More

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Fear grips residents in Awka as another petrol tankers falls in Anambra

November 9, 2019 Editor 0

Residents of Awka, Anambra state capital, on Saturday, had hectic time as a Tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) felled into a ditch opposite St. Patrick’s Cathedral, along Zik’s Avenue. Zik’s avenue although Enugu/Onistha old road, is a densely populated area with shops, fuel stations, churches, pedestrians and residential areas at both side. The incident which occurred at about 8.10am, Read More

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We need the devil

November 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

In case you missed the story, here it is. The secretary to the Anambra State government, Professor Solo Chukwubelu, publicly admitted late last week that there are evil spirits in the state government house. It is not necessary to wonder what one could make of this. Coming from a professor, it must be true, if disappointing in the 21st, easily Read More

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5 killed, many injured as Bandits invade Anambra hours after Obiano installed CCTV

October 15, 2019 Editor 0

Suspected armed robbers invaded Anambra and killed five persons and wounded many in Onitsha, Anambra State’s commercial city, hours after Governor Willie Obiano launched closed-circuit television in the area. The governor had procured the security gadgets from Massachusetts, United States of America as one of the measures to ensure hitch-free Yuletide in the state. Our correspondents reports that two females Read More

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The politics of water provision in Anambra (conclusion)

October 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

As essential to human life as water is, governments somehow ignore this essential commodity. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU, in this report, writes on the situation in Anambra state. Agencies/ laws yet no performance Also established by law is Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (STOWA) charged with the responsibilities of advising the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) departments of LGAs, the Read More

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Anambra assembly tasks Obiano on completion of abandoned road

September 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

Anambra state House of Assembly has urged Governor Willie Obiano to direct the state commissioner for works to complete the construction of a road connecting ten communities in Awka north LGA to its headquarters, Achalla. The road called, Isuaniocha-Urum-Amanuke-Achalla road, was awarded to Grand Star Construction company in 2006 by former governor Peter Obi led administration but work stopped at Read More

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Focus on winning Anambra guber not zoning- Obiora tells PDP

September 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

A governorship aspirant Dr Obiora Okonkwo has charged the Anambra chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to concentrate on identifying and nurturing credible aspirants that would contest its 2021 governorship primaries. He said the party was wasting precious time and energy arguing over zoning arrangement as against building candidate that could win back the governorship position. He was speaking Read More

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Anambra 2021: Ezeemo declares guber interest, donates bus, doles out cash to PDP

August 17, 2019 Editor 0

Over one hundred and fifty members of Progressives People’s Alliance (PPA) including the Anambra state Chairman of the party, Sir Daniel Igbokwubili and his executive, on Saturday, stormed the office of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to pledge unalloyed support to Mr Godwin Ezeemo gubernatorial ambition ahead of Anambra 2021 poll. The event, Blueprint learnt, was staged to enable him officially Read More

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In Anambra, youths Protest exorbitant EEDC electricity bills

August 11, 2019 Editor 0

Some youths of Nnewi, Nnewi North LGA, under the auspices of Uruagu Youths Forum, on Saturday, protested over alleged exorbitant electricity charges they receive from the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). The protesters, who caused traffic gridlock along Nnewi/Onitsha road for almost wo hours lamented that industrial hub was worrisome. Leader of the group and President of Uruagu Youths Forum, Read More

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Anambra: US-based group offers free medical care to 8000 natives

August 11, 2019 Editor 0

The Anambra State Indigenes Association in United States of America (ASA-USA), an NGO, has offered free medical services to about 8000 people from the state from across six local government areas According to the group’s National Vice President, Mr Emmanuel Eziakor, the beneficiaries included people from Orumba South, Njikoka, Nnewi  North, Idemili South, Oyi,  and Ekwusigo council areas. Eziakor, who disclosed Read More

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Agency warns Anambra downstream operators against sharp practice

August 11, 2019 Editor 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has warned operators in the oil and gas (downstream) in Anambra to play by the rules or face sanctions. The Controller ( Operations) DPR,  Mr Ignatius Anyanwu, who gave the warning in Awka on Saturday, said the agency has commenced full operations in the state and would never lag behind in its activities. Anyanwu, who Read More

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Land dispute: Anambra monarch threatens legal action against protesting community members

August 8, 2019 Editor 0

The traditional ruler of Umunya in the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state, Igwe Kris Onyekwuluje, has threatened a legal action against some of his subjects, alleging they were after his life. Onyekwuluje, while addressing a press conference  in his palace in Umunya, on Wednesday, alleged that  his traducers were mostly from the Odumodu quarter of the community. Some Read More

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@63: Obiano wants donation to mentally deranged, less privilege

August 4, 2019 Editor 0

Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, on Saturday, urged people willing to place advertisements on his 63th birthday anniversary to rather channel the resources to the mentally deranged and other disadvantaged in society. Obiano, whose birthday is billed to hold on August 8, 2019, in a press release signed by Commissioner of Information and Public Enlightenment, acknowledged the requests from Read More