Anambra: Soludo presents revised 2022 budget to state assembly

May 19, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, Thursday, presented the revised 2022 Appropriation Act and 2022 Fiscal Framework before the State House of Assembly. The bill raised the deficit in the state existing budget from 141.9 billion Naira to 170 billion Naira with the capital expenditure of 64% compared to 57% previously enacted at the administration of Governor Willie Obiano. According Read More

Breaking: Again, blood flows as gunmen invade drinking joint, kill 5 in Anambra

April 30, 2022 Editor 0

Unknown gunmen, Friday night, invaded a drinking joint known as Ụtọ Ndụ Beer parlour located at Obiofia village, Osumenyi, Nnewi South Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra state, killing about five persons on the spot. According to sources, the hoodlums who invaded the joint at about 8pm, opened fire immediately at those drinking and having fun without provocation, killing the Read More

Anambra resident’s set agenda for Soludo on security

April 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

In recent times, Anambra state, like most states in the country, has been bedevilled with security challenges despite efforts by government to stem the tide. Following Prof. Charles Soludo’s swearing in as governor of the state residents have since set agenda for the governor on security, OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports. The security of lives and property of citizens is usually top Read More

23 corps members to repeat service in Anambra – NYSC

April 29, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra state, Thursday, said 23 corps members that served in the state would repeat their service year while five others were given extension of service. The State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Blessing Ekene Iruma, who disclosed this at Washington Memorial Grammar School Onitsha, during the passing out ceremony of the 2021 Batch ‘A’ (Stream11) Read More

23 corps members to repeat service in Anambra – NYSC

April 28, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Anambra state, Thursday, said 23 corps members that served in the state would repeat their service year while five others were given extension of service. The State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Blessing Ekene Iruma, who disclosed this at Washington Memorial Grammar School Onitsha, during the passing out ceremony of the 2021 Batch ‘A’ (stream11) corps Read More

Anambra: NOA launches campaign to increase, promote Made-In-Nigeria goods

April 28, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The National Orientation Agency (NOA), Thursday, said it would launch a campaign to promote Made-In-Nigeria products with a view to create jobs and industrialise Anambra State. The state Director of NOA, Barr. Charles Nwoji, who disclosed this in a press conference, explained that the programme which would commence on May 11, 2022 at Ukpo, Dunukofia local government area, would also Read More

NGO unveils training opportunities for members in Anambra

April 26, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

RISE Global Health Initiative, a nongovernmental organisation, Tuesday, said it has improved training for their staff with a commitment to providing free medical services to over 2,000 Nigerians. The medical director, RISE Clinic, Onitsha, Anambra state, Dr Onyejiaka Dubem, who stated this Tuesday, said the NGO exists to filling the gap in the Nigerian community health care with a view Read More

Breaking: Soludo appoints Odinkalu, Bianca, Charly Boy, Onwenu, others to address insecurity, IPOB agitations in Anambra

April 6, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

Anambra state governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, Wednesday, announced appointment of the former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu as Chairman of 15-member committee charged with responsibilities of addressing insecurity, violence and agitations in the state and South East generally. According to a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, the committee named Read More

Anambra: Constituents purchase forms, endorse Nwankwo for 2023

April 4, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Constituents from the 52 towns and seven local government areas of Anambra Central Senatorial District have purchased nomination forms for the member representing Njikoka/Dunukofia/Anaocha federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dozie Nwankwo, on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). A delegation from the various towns and communities of the senatorial zone, led by Chief Ndubuisi Read More

2023: We ‘ll take over more states in South-east – APC

March 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the general elections in 2023, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it will take over the remaining states being controlled by the opposition political parties in the South-east region. For now, two states of Imo and Ebonyi are currently under the APC while APGA governing Anambra, PDP is in charge of Enugu and Abia states. But speaking Read More

Breaking: Hoodlums kill security guard, burn LG headquarters in Anambra

March 31, 2022 Editor 0

Unknown gunmen early Thursday morning invaded and set ablaze Nnewi South local government area headquarters located in Ukpo, Anambra state. Blueprint gathered that the hoodlums also killed a security guard in duty. As at the time of filling this report, no official statement has been put out by either the local or state government officials. Details loading…

That ‘valedictory slap’ on a First Lady

March 25, 2022 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

Among several highpoints of Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo’s inauguration as the new governor of Anambra state, none rivaled it. Nothing, perhaps, could have. The incident was an ‘inauguration drama’ of sort. The show of ‘feminist superiority’, which yours truly will prefer to dub the ‘ugly incident’, manifested in a ‘rain of insults, fire and fury.’ On the day Soludo, a Read More

Breaking: EFCC grants ex-Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, bail

March 21, 2022 Editor 0

The chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has disclosed that the detained former governor of Anambra state Willie Obiano has been granted administrative bail. Bawa who spoke on Monday said already both the commission and Obiano are perfecting bail details. Details loading…

Breaking: EFCC arrests ‘fleeing’ Willie Obiano at Lagos airport

March 17, 2022 Editor 0

Hours after handing over to Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as governor on Thursday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos. Obiano, who has been on the Commission’s watchlist for months, was arrested at about 8.30pm, Blueprint gathered. The former governor was reportedly on his way out Read More

Breaking: Obiano’s wife, Bianca Ojukwu fight at Soludo’s inauguration

March 17, 2022 Editor 0

The wife of immediate past governor of Anambra state, Ebelechukwu Obiano, and Bianca, wife of late Odumegwu Ojukwu fought each other while the inauguration of new governor Prof. Charles Soludo was ongoing. The ugly scenario was said to have played out when an oral exchange ensued between them. Ebelechukwu has been reportedly involved in similar acts in the past with Read More

Anambra: Don’t be afraid to offend religious leaders, PFN tells Soludo

March 13, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Religious leaders in Anambra state, have urged the incoming governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, to be ready to offend the leadership of religious institutions if he must succeed in the next four years. Soludo, the winner of Anambra state 2021 gubernatorial poll under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), is billed to takeover the mantle of leadership from Chief Willie Obiano Read More

Woman, 27, kills 75-yr-old man in Anambra

March 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Police in Anambra state have arrested one Ozioma Orakwe, 27, for allegedly killing 75-year-old Martin Orakwe in Agulu, Anaocha local government area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Friday, saying the man died during a fight on Thursday. Ikenga said the suspect, a Read More

NYSC swears in 1558 corps members in Anambra

March 2, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

The National Youth Social Corps (NYSC), Anambra state, Tuesday, swore-in a total of 1558 corps members for Batch A, stream 1 orientation exercise in the State. The state coordinator, NYSC, Mrs Yetunde Baderinwa, disclosed this in a speech at the swearing-in ceremony held at the state NYSC permanent orientation camp, Mbaukwu-Umuawulu, Awka South local government area. Baderinwa, whose speech was Read More

Nigeria not about to disintegrate – Ezeife

February 9, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

Former Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has expressed optimism that Nigeria is not about to disintegrate despite the numerous challenges bedeviling the country. Ezeife, said this Wednesday when a presidential aspirant and President of Kaftan TV, Prince Adewale Adebayo paid him a condolence visit over the death of his wife, Mrs Njideka Ezeife. The late Mrs Ezeife was Read More

[Breaking] Anambra: Odogwu elected NUJ chair, Blueprint correspondent emerges assistant scribe

January 28, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council, Friday, elected Dr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, a lecturer in the department of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka as its state council Chairman. Odogwu, a member of Correspondent Chapel and South East Editor of Authority newspaper, pooled 110 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sir Abuchi Onwumelu of Fides chapel, who Read More

Anambra state and challenge of cult war

January 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The spate of insecurity especially cult war in Anambra state is a concern to stakeholders. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports.​ Cult war is fast becoming the worst security challenge threatening the residents of Anambra state in recent times. As at the time of writing this, it was found that almost all parts of the state are experiencing it one way or another since Read More

Police exhume corpse of middle aged man killed by unknown assailants in Anambra community

January 14, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Law enforcement agents have supervised exhumation of a corpse of a middle aged farmer, Mr Okoye Tagbo, suspectedly killed by some unknown assailants at a boundary between Omor and Anaku communities in Ayamelum Local Government Area, Anambra State. The corpse was found in a shallow grave near the scene of the attack with head, heart, hands, feet and genital missing, Read More