After receiving complaints over alleged extortion at checkpoints along the highway, Anambra state government swung into action. In a viral video, the deputy governor of Anambra state Gilbert Onyekachukwu Ibezim was seen asking Military personnel to stop heaping undue hardship on travellers when he stormed a checkpoint near Awka, the state capital. Before his arrival, the alleged unwholesome activities by Read More
A viral has captured moment Nnobi community of Anambra state barnished a lady identified as Queen Bassey and her father from the community for engaging in an incestuous affair that produced two children. The lady who was interrogated by some members of the community, revealed that she was deflowered by her father who made her become his wife by placing Read More
Traders in Ajassa market, Onitsha in Anambra state, have lamented over alleged influx of touts masquerading as state government agents to over tax them on daily basis. The Chairman of the market, Mr Chima Ohia, who disclosed this while interacting with officials of the State Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Awka, explained that the touts always arrive with intimidations, Read More
The government of Anambra state has rescued a yet to be identified teenager, who was being abused by his guardians. A video of the 17-year-old being abused had trended on social media resulting in the intervention of the Women and Social Welfare commissioner, Mrs Ify Obinabo. The guardians have been identified as Mr. Oluchukwu Olisaemeka and his wife, Ebere Olisaemeka.
Anambra state governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, Friday, marked over 1000 shops for demolition at Ochanja market, Onitsha. Blueprint gathered that most of the marked buildings had structural defaults, including cracked walls and decking, felling pillars and sands, road obstructions, among other challenges. Soludo, who led a joint taskforce and professionals to monitor the various sections of the market, described the Read More
Anambra state government’s taskforce on Thursday beat up Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanamere popularly known as Odumeje in Onitsha while trying to prevent the demolition of his church. Blueprint gathered that the church building was among the buildings earlier earmarked for demolition for falling short of the Anambra state’s building plan.
Anambra state government has demolished the church of Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanamere popularly known as Odumeje in Onitsha for constituting obstruction. The structure was said to be erected along Nwagene stream and had to be removed for the actualisation of the Onitsha Urban Renewal Plan. Blueprint gathered that the Church building was among the buildings earlier earmarked for demolition for falling Read More
Anambra state government has expressed readiness to move from importation to manufacturing and production hub with the intention to industrialise the state. Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Dr Obinna Ngonadi, said plans were on to actualise it through creation of industrial clusters for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), attraction of foreign investors, and creation of enabling environment for local investors to Read More
The new acting Managing Director of the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Mr. Gab Okpalaeze, is already making huge impact at the establishment as his leadership is beginning to attract well-to-do individuals to partner the only state-owned broadcast outfit. The latest of such drives to ensure increased business relations for the media house came alive when a philanthropist, Chief Azubuike Ekweozor, Read More
Gunmen have bombed Anaku Divisional Police headquarters in Ayamelum local government area of Anambra state. The incident, which happened in the early hours of Wednesday, was the fifth attack to be recorded in the state within one week. Last Wednesday, four police officers were killed when gunmen attacked Atani Divisional Police headquarters in Ogbaru council area. Less than 24 hours Read More
Many shops and buildings burnt as Petrol tanker exploded at the Upper Iweka junction of Onitsha, Anambra state commercial city on Friday. The fire which started at 8.30am had caused a long standstill of vehicles in and out of Onitsha. Fire service both from Anambra and Delta states have arrived the scene and are battling to quench the fire amid Read More
Awkuzu community in Oyi local government area of Anambra state has declared its intention to punish drug offenders in what it called a declaration against manufacture, sale or abuse of illicit drugs and substances. The five-paragraph declaration which came at the end of a town hall meeting convened by a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Balm for the Bruised Foundation (BFBF) Read More
Two filling stations located close to Onitsha-Enugu expressway are said to have been engulfed by fire. The incident which its cause was not ascertained as at the time of filling this report spilled to closeby buildings and vehicles. Men of the state fire service are reportedly battling the fire incident in a bid to bring it under control. A short Read More
Anambra state governor-elect, Professor Charles Soludo, has received certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) two days after winning governorship election in the state. The presentation held in Awka, Anambra state capital. Soludo’s deputy also received his certificate of return.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has just announced the cancellation of a proposed sit-at-home order slated to begin on Friday November 5, 2021. According to the group, the sit-at-home initiative was put off to allow citizens exercise their franchise on Saturday in Anambra on Saturday. Below is the detailed press statement from IPOB WE HAVE CANCELLED OUR ONE WEEK Read More
National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More
The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state. Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More
Gunmen on Friday ambushed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and killed two Friday in Anambra. The bloody incident happened about one week to scheduled governorship election in the state which has recently turned hot bird for all sorts of criminalities. Talking about the attack, the officers were attacked as gunmen ambushed their convoy while on election campaign Read More
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has threatened to shutdown the entire South East part of the country as from November 4 should federal government fails to release its leader Nnamdi Kanu. The threat by IPOB if it goes through will disrupt governorship election in Anambra state scheduled for November 6, 2021. The ultimatum was given in a statement Read More
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that it will win the forthcoming Anambra governorship election and later win the 2023 general elections with its membership strength of over 40 million. The ruling party has boasted that governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states will be in their favour. Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee Read More
The sit-at-home ordered by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) across the five states of the South-east is fast impacting negatively on the populace, as business owners and residents alike have cried out in anguish to say they have had enough. From Abia to Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo and Anambra states, the trend remains the same as businesses have remained under lock and key while owners Read More
After some months of legal fireworks, the Supreme Court in Abuja has affirmed former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). The apex court also returned Chief Victor Oye as the national chairman of the party. In a judgment of five- man panel of Read More
Christian Aid’s Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion lead, Mercy Okeke has revealed according to Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) that despite socio-cultural differences, girls were identified as one of the most marginalised groups within local governments in Anambra and Kaduna. She made assertion based on data gathered through its work to reduce poverty and improve the wellbeing of marginalized groups in various parts of the country. She explained that the Evidence and Collaboration Read More
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming November 6, 2021, Anambra governorship election, Senator Andy Uba, has appointed Hon. Victor Afam Ogene as Director, Media and Publicity of his campaign. Ogene, a former member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, is also a long-standing journalist, with over 30 years of practice. In a short statement made available Read More