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2023: Nigerians‘ll decide fate of Ndigbo – Igbo groups

Elder Statesman and former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has joined voice with other Nigerians predicting a better future for the country if power is zoned to the South-East in 2023.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, has warned Commercial Tricycle Owners and Riders Welfare Association of Anambra State, CTORWAAS, and their alleged paid agents to desist from peddling false allegations.

Anambra commissioner warns tricycle operators against peddling falsehood

The Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, has warned Commercial Tricycle Owners and Riders Welfare Association of Anambra State, CTORWAAS, and their alleged paid agents to desist from peddling false allegations against his Ministry or face the wrath of the law.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Anambra community rejects appointment of son into federal commission

Oba community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State has rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of one of their sons, Uche Ibeabuchi, as a member of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).
The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara emir dies in isolation

The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Anambra residents troop out of their homes, complain of hunger

Many streets in the various cities in Anambra State were jam packed with people who said they were out to find food for their families, complaining that the effect of hunger was becoming more severe than the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River releases N79 million for micro projects

The Cross River State Government has commenced the disbursement of N79 million to activate the implementation of 21 micro projects across some communities in the state as part of multi-sectoral intervention to Covid-19.
The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) branch, says doctors embarked on a warning strike to demand for improved working condition.

Anambra university hospital gets oxygen plant

The Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) in Awka, Anambra State, has gotten a three million litre medical oxygen plant.
Nigeria Football

Why Anambra can’t float a football club

Against expectation of the public that government and people of Anambra must also be considering the option of owning their own state football club, Tony Oli, Chairman of Anambra Sports Development Commission (ASDC), has dropped bombshell that football was not the business of government.

‘Cultists’ gang-rape teenage student in Anambra

A 14-year old girl was reportedly raped by a group of suspected cultists in Oba, Idemili-South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Newspaper vendors in Awka embark on strike

Newspaper distributors and vendors in Awka, Anambra, on Monday, embarked on an indefinite strike, following alleged clamp down on their members by officials of the state government’s agency.
Dr Vincent Okpala, the Commissioner for Health in Anambra, has called on people living around the flood prone areas to put to use the teachings impacted to them on flood-related health challenges.

Flood: Anambra commissioner tasks residents to be vigilant

Dr Vincent Okpala, the Commissioner for Health in Anambra, has called on people living around the flood prone areas to put to use the teachings impacted to them on flood-related health challenges.

Land tussle: CP deploys officers to Anambra warring communities

Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, John Abang, has ordered immediate deployment of personnel to warring Umuali Akanator Omor and Ereator Igbakwu communities of Anyamelum local government area of the State.

Suspected killer of ex-Super Eagle’s father arrested

A man suspected to be the killer of the father of a former Super Eagles player has been arrested in an Anambra town, almost five years after he escaped from the police.

Cross River NYSC seeks renovation of camp facilities

The Cross River State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr. Adegoke Ayodele has called on the state government to assess the critical condition of facilities at the permanent orientation camp in Obubra with a view to an overall renovation.

Cross River to attain open defecation-free status in 2023

The Cross River Government is looking forward to achieving Open Defecation-Free (ODF) status in all the 18 Local Government Areas of the State by 2023.

Cross River elections: INEC confirms electoral materials hijack in four councils

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River has confirmed the hijack of electoral materials in four local government areas of the state.

Obong of Calabar: No force can stop Governor Ayade’s re-election

Ahead of March 9 governorship election in Cross River State, the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has stated that nobody or force can stop Governor Ben Ayade’s re-election.

Elections: Court removes all APC candidates in Cross River

A High Court in Calabar on Tuesday insisted that the removal of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidates for the election in Cross River is a settled matter.

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Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.

Plateau to establish NIN registration centres in 17 local councils

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has said the state government will establish National Identity Number (NIN) registration centers in the 17 local government areas of the state.
Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, island’s Defence Ministry said.

China-Taiwan tensions rise days into Joe Biden presidency

Chinese air force planes including 12 fighter jets entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone for a second day on Sunday, Taiwan said, as tensions rise near the island just days into U.S. President Joe Biden’s new administration.

Libya camps agree to open candidacy process for key state posts

Representatives from rival Libyan camps said a candidacy process would open on Tuesday for key institutional appointments, after a new round of talks in Morocco on ending nearly a decade of conflict.

PDP laments NURTW’s activities in Lagos

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State, yesterday expressed concerns at the activities of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in different parts of the state.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank: 700 million students still locked out of school due to coronavirus

Despite the gradual reopening of schools worldwide following their shut down as a result of the outbreak of Coronavirus disease, no fewer than 700 million students are still locked out of school globally, with the majority of them being from low and middle-income countries like Nigeria.