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‘Baby Awka’ regains freedom, denies financing cult activities in Anambra

August 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Chairman, Eke Awka market, Anambra state, Chief Emeka Agumadu (alias ‘Baby Awka’), who was recently arrested by the state Police Command as a suspected cult sponsor has regained his freedom. Agummadu, a chieftain of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), in a press briefing after returning from police hook refuted reports alleging that he was a financier to cult activities Read More

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Breaking: Obiano’s loyalist emerges Speaker for Anambra 7th assembly

June 12, 2019 Editor 0

Lawmaker Uche Okafor of Ayamelum constituency has just been declared as the Speaker of Anambra state House of Assembly. Okafor, a second term legislator who is said to be loyal to incumbent state governor Willy Obiano emerged unopposed. He is from same locale (political zone) with the governor who sacked Commissioner of Health few days ago. Honourable Pachas Agbodike of Read More

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Picture: Gruesome murder of ex-Lawmaker in Anambra

April 17, 2019 Editor 0

The former Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Sir Frank Anthony Igboka has been shut dead by unknown gunmen. Igboka, a Knight of Saint John International and current President General, Nimo Brotherhood Society met his untimely death at Oye market place in his home town, Nimo, Njikoka Local Government Area. He was also a former Anambra State Read More

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Breaking: Gunmen assassinate ex-Anambra Lawmaker, prominent Igbo leader

April 17, 2019 Editor 0

The former Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Sir Frank Anthony Igboka has been shut dead by unknown gunmen. Igboka, a Knight of Saint John International and current President General, Nimo Brotherhood Society met his untimely death at Oye market place in his home town, Nimo, Njikoka Local Government Area. He was also a former Anambra State Read More

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Anambra assembly passes bill to reduce burial expenses, mourning duration

April 10, 2019 Editor 0

The State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law to control burial and funeral ceremonial activities in Anambra State. The bill sponsored by Hon. Charles Ezeani, representing Anaocha Two Constituency was passed into law at Wednesday plenary after it was considered at the committee of the whole. Blueprint learnt that the Anambra State Burial and Funeral Ceremonial Activities Read More

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Anambra Assembly passes House Services Commission Bill into law

April 5, 2019 Editor 0

The Anambra State House of Assembly has passed House Services Commission Bill 2018 into law. The bill which was sponsored by Barrister Chugboo Enwezor and 26 others, would help the state legislative body on its quest for financial autonomy. Accordign to the Chairman, Anambra State House Committee on Services, Hon. Boniface Okonkwo, the Commission which shall consist of a Chairman Read More

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NSE promises professionalism, installs new ‘sheriff’ in Awka

April 2, 2019 Editor 0

The newly installed chairman of Nigeria Society of Engineers, NSE, Awka branch, Engr Martin Agbili has vowed to promote professionalism and synergy between the engineers and the government in Anambra State. Agbili, who spoke in Awka, the Anambra State capital, after taking over the mantle of leadership for the next three years, said the professional body would improve on its Read More

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INEC issues certificates of return to 30 assembly members-elect in Anambra

March 28, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, issued certificate of return to 30 elected House of Assembly members in Anambra State.Among the lawmakers are 24 members of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and 6 members of People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Presenting the certificates at State headquarters of INEC in Awka, the Resident Electoral Commission (REC), Dr Leo Nkwachukwu Orji, Read More

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In Anambra, first ever female Chief Judge emerges

March 2, 2019 Editor 0

Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu has emerged the first ever female Chief Judge in Anambra state. Her followed voluntary retirement of the former Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi. Governor Willie Obiano while swearing in the new Chief Judge inside government house in Awka, the state capital pledged the support of his administration to enable her to effectively deliver justice. “It is a Read More

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Ekwunife floors Umeh as APGA loses 3 senatorial seats in Anambra

February 25, 2019 Editor 0

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has won four out of the eleven federal constituency polls in Anambra from results so far announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the National Assembly elections. The party, however, lost the three Senatorial Districts elections, including Anambra Central seat, currently occupied by Sen. Victor Umeh, a former National Chairman of the party. Mr Read More

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Pre-election violence: 7-month-old baby, 17 others killed in Kwara, Imo, Oyo, Delta

February 12, 2019 Editor 0

With just five days to the Presidential and National Assembly Elections, 23 people believed to be supporters of various political parties were killed in political-related violence in Kwara, Imo, Oyo, Delta and Sokoto states, Blueprint’s findings have revealed. Peace accord As a measure towards stemming the tide of  political violence, the Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee caused presidential candidates of All Progressives Read More

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Don’t allow Nigeria to collapse, Obi beckons Traders

February 9, 2019 Editor 0

The Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on traders not to allow Nigeria to collapse.   Obi, who made the call while moving from market to market, including Ose Okwodu, Bright, Main Market, Ochanja and Upper Iweka, reminded traders that business needed good policies to thrive. According to him, PDP’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku should Read More

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Presidential poll: Anambra women threaten Obiano

February 9, 2019 Editor 0

Few days to the 2019 presidential election, women groups in Anambra State under the auspices of Women for Credible Democracy and Anaocha Women Vanguard have threatened to embark on nude protest if Governor Willie Obiano did not withdraw his support for President Muhammad Buhari re-election in place of Atiku Abubakar whose running mate is Peter Obi. In a communique jointly Read More

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2019: My mission to Anambra House of Assembly – Anene

January 26, 2019 Editor 0

Engr. Moses Chigozie Anene is the Anambra state House of Assembly candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Awka South II State constituency in the forthcoming general elections. In this interview with OKEY CHRIS in Awka, he explains his mission to the assembly. Background Anene is from Nibo in Awka South local government area of Anambra state. I read Read More

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‘Yahoo boy’ on rampage again, picks Women pants in Anambra

January 10, 2019 Editor 0

A young man simply identified as Mr. Ifeanyi has been allegedly caught for stealing ladies pants at Mgbakwu, Awka north Local Government Area of Anambra State. Ifeanyi, an indigene of Umuneke in Udi Local Goverrnment Area, Enugu State was allegedly caught by a woman whom he broke into her house to steal pant at about 2a.m on January 9, 2019. Read More

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Anambra monarch set to connect community with steady water supply

January 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

As part of his social responsibility, the traditional ruler of Omor, Ayamelum local government area of Anambra state, Igwe Oranu Christopher Chidume has empowered over 20 indigent citizens of the community with cash gifts, food and agricultural produce. The beneficiaries which include title holders and non-title holders, the helpless, village representatives, among others, respectively received cash gifts ranging from N10, Read More

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19th NSF: Team Anambra stormed Abuja well prepared – Oli

December 14, 2018 Editor 0

The Chairman, Anambra State Sports Development Commission, Mr Tony Oli has hinted that sports in the Light of the Nation state have taken a new turn even as Governor Willie Obiano gave full backing to the contingent at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival (NSF). Oli who spoke to Blueprint Sports in Abuja maintained the recent approval and establishment of Read More

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Basketball: Kwese basketball final 8 dunks off in Kano

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The 2018 final 8 of the Kwese Premier Basketball League is set to dunk off with the best 8 teams from both Conferences, Savannah and Atlantic in Kano on Tuesday. The Atlantic Conference play-offs ended in Lagos last weekend with Kwara Falcons of Ilorin retaining their title after beating rivals, Hoops & Read of Lagos in an exciting encounter on Read More

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‘Establish aquatic studies varsity in Anambra’

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

A senator, Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra North) has made a move to secure a new federal university of aquatic studies in Ogbaru, Anambra state. This is the second bill presented by the lawmaker, seeking the establishment of a federal university in the state. The bill, if passed, is expected to develop the aquaculture sector in the predominantly fishing community of Read More

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Welcoming Governor Willie Obiano to the saddle again

March 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

On the 17th of March, 2018, Governor Willie Obiano took the oath of office for the second time as the Governor of Anambra State. This followed his success in the polls during the gubernatorial election held in Anambra State on the 18th of November, 2017. That election that brought the Governor in for the second time was keenly contested. And Read More

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13 political parties ready for Anambra central election

December 20, 2017 Blueprint 0

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has said that about 13 political parties have expressed their readiness to participate in Anambra Central Senatorial election slated for January 13th, 2018. The forum of all the political parties also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to defy all odds and see to the successful conduct of Court ordered fresh election in Read More

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Anambra PDP: South east leader reads riot act to troublemakers

December 12, 2017 Blueprint 1

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the members of the Anambra state chapter of the party to stop their rascality forthwith to pave a way for the enthronement of a new state executive. The Vice Chairman of the zone, Chief Austin Umahi who issued this warning on Tuesday in Abuja said that the new national leadership is out to Read More

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Buhari congratulates Obiano, says electoral reform working

November 21, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the people of Anambra state, the governorship candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), election observers as well as security agencies and other stakeholders, on the peaceful conduct of the November 18 gubernatorial election in the state. While congratulating Governor Willie Obiano on his re-election, the President urged him to rededicate himself to building on Read More