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Three-man gang kidnaps, rapes job seeker in Anambra

A three-member gang has reportedly abducted and eventually raped a 24 -year old girl at Awkuzu in Oyi local government area of Anambra State after promising her a job.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra guber: Desperate politicians plotting evil against Governor Obiano – official

The Anambra State Government has described the joint protest embarked upon by tipper drivers, ex-councilors and a non-governmental organization known as Recover Nigeria Project, as a calculated attempt to breach the existing public peace in the state, instigate citizens against governnent as well as cause confusion and rancour.

NMA: Anambra general hospitals not conducive for patients

The Anambra State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association ( NMA ) has described the status of general hospitals in the state as unfit and not conducive for patients due to what the association termed bushy environments, lack of electricity at nights, lack of doctors, shortage of medical personnel and a host of other issues.

Anambra guber: PDP’ll be fair to all aspirants – chairman

Anambra State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, said that the party would be fair to all the governorship aspirants for the 2021 election in the state.

Anambra community unites to fight for land claimed by Enugu

After years of internal squabbles, the people of Awba Ofemili in Awka North local government area have united to enable the fight for their land allegedly being claimed by their neighbouring Ibite Olo in Ezeagu local government area of Enugu State.

Anglican priest demoted for sitting close to dismissed homosexual colleague

The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has demoted a Venerable in charge of one of the Archdeaconry in Aguata Diocese of the church in Anambra State for allegedly allowing a dismissed priest to sit with him during a burial service.
Also speaking, Dr Ebelechukwu Anugwu, Medical Director, General Hospital Onitsha, appealed to the legislature to enact a law that would enable the hospital to be accredited for Medical Residency Training.

Administrator decries manpower shortage in Anambra general hospitals

Dr Okey Achugbu, Acting Hospitals’ Administrator, Anambra State Hospitals’ Management Board, has decried dearth of medical doctors in the state’s public healthcare system.
A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has reportedly been diagnosed with Lassa fever.

Anambra assembly kicks against national water resources bill

Anambra State House of Assembly has kicked against the passage of National Water Resources Bill, 2020 which has passed through second reading on the floor of the National Assembly.
Arthur Eze

Arthur Eze slams Senator Ngige as accidental minister

The media directorate of Anambra billionaire industrialist, Prince Arthur Eze has released a statement slamming the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, as an ‘accidental’ minister.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Pastor arrested again for alleged rape of minor

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 34-year-old supposed pastor, Chukwudi Chukwumezie, for allegedly defiling a 15-year old girl in Iyaba Egbema Ozubulu, in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Anambra guber: No individual can produce PDP candidate – chairman

Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra, on Tuesday said no individual can influence emergence of its candidates with the returned power structure of the party to the people.

Anambra: We will collaborate with Nutrition Society of Nigeria to end malnutrition

The Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala has inaugurated Anambra State Chapter of Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN).
The Ghanaian Minister of Information, Kojo Nkrumah, on Sunday, defended the $1m trade levy and other regulations imposed on Nigerian traders in Ghana, noting that Nigeria had equally issued executive orders preventing foreigners from getting jobs which Nigerians can do.

Ghana: 700 Nigerians involved in fraud, prostitution, robbery deported

The Ghanaian Minister of Information, Kojo Nkrumah, on Sunday, defended the $1m trade levy and other regulations imposed on Nigerian traders in Ghana, noting that Nigeria had equally issued executive orders preventing foreigners from getting jobs which Nigerians can do.

Why IPOB, MASSOB stopped attack on Igbo leaders – Peter Obi’s aide

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi’s aide, Dr. Ifedi Okwenna, says the reason why Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) stopped attacking Igbo leaders was through his intervention.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister wants suspended Anambra monarchs banished over Abuja trip

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has called on the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, to banish the 12 monarchs that went to Abuja without government’s authorization.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
Governor Willie Obiano

35 youths get empowerment start-up kits in Anambra

Thirty-five youths who participated in the third phase of Anambra Government’s “One Youth, One Skill” programme, on Saturday received start-up kits in their various areas of specialisation.

Anambra Assembly passes legislative fund management bill

Anambra House of Assembly has passed the state legislative funds management bill to ensure accountability, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency in the utilisation of funds.

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