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Man dies in Christmas Day accident in Anambra

A man was confirmed dead in an accident involving a motorcycle at Awkuzu junction, on Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Anambra State, on Christmas Day.

#EndSARS: Family demands N100 million compensation for murder of undergraduate by police officers

The family of late Ekene Akabike, a student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) Awka, Anambra State, allegedly murdered by Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives in 2004, have approached the Judicial Panel of Inquiry in the state for justice.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it has started the upgrade and migration of its customers to improve electricity service delivery within the entire South-East from Nov. 1.

Vandals throw Enugu DisCo’s customers to blackout in Anambra

Consequently, the Head, Corporate Communications of the electricity company, Mr Emeka Ezeh has warned the thieves to stay away from EEDC’s installations as he regretted to inform the company’s customers in parts of Awka, Anambra State, that the loss of supply currently being experienced was as a result of vandalism at the Nibo 11kv Feeder.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 80 ‘cultists’, recover ‘weapons’ in Anambra

The Anambra State Po­lice Command Monday announced arrest of 80 suspected cultists and al­legedly recovered arms and ammunition.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest three for alleged abduction, rape of job seeker

The Police Command in Anambra has arrested three suspects who allegedly abducted and raped a 24-year-old woman under the pretext of securing a job for her.

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.
Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have lamented the condition of the Onitsha-Enugu expressway, alleging that the contract has been abandoned

Anambra assemblymen urge President Buhari to order Enugu-Onitsha expressway contractor back to site

Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have lamented the condition of the Onitsha-Enugu expressway, alleging that the contract has been abandoned

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).

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.

Anambra residents lament poor condition of federal roads

Though works have started on some of them, like the Onitsha-Awka expressway, the road, among others, is still a death trap to motorists.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest carjackers with 150 phones

The Anambra State Police Command on Thursday arrested suspected carjackers operating in the state and Delta State.

Anambra crisis: Community debunks allegations against governor, wife

Some elders in Nando community, in Anambra East local government area of Anambra State, have invoked ‘curses‘ against those allegedly instigating crisis in the area.
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.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has observed that the dismissive statement by the Presidency that Nigerians should ‘wait on God’ for solutions to the insecurity in the country is a direct admission of failure by President Muhammadu Buhari.

PDP: Presidency’s ‘wait on God’ remark on insecurity admission of President Buhari’s failure

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has observed that the dismissive statement by the Presidency that Nigerians should ‘wait on God’ for solutions to the insecurity in the country is a direct admission of failure by President Muhammadu Buhari.

SON: We have initiated more measures to tackle importation of substandard products into Nigeria

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said it has devised more efficient measures against importation of substandard products to protect local manufacturers in the country.
Thousands of Honduran migrants push through the police fence as they attempt to cross the border at El Florido in Guatemala forming the first migrant caravan of the year on it’s way to the United States on January 15, 2021. – Some 3,000 people left Honduras on foot January 15 in the latest migrant caravan hoping to find a welcome, and a better life, in the US under President-elect Joe Biden.Seeking to escape poverty, unemployment, gang and drug violence and the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, the migrants plan to walk thousands of kilometers through Central America. (Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP)

Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants cross border into Guatemala

At least 4,500 Honduran migrants pushed past police and crossed into Guatemala Friday night, passing the first hurdle of a journey north they hope will take them to a better life in the United States.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Official: Gombe records 200 rape, 37 sodomy cases in 2020

Gombe State Commissioner for internal security and Ethical Orientation, Dauda Zambuk, on Saturday said the state recorded 200 rape, 37 sodomy and 10 kidnap cases in 2020 with five recorded in January of the new year 2021 alone.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger debunks plan to recruit youths to fight bandits

Newsmen learnt that a social media post has been making rounds across the state on Saturday morning that the state government has concluded plans to recruit about 4,000 youths across the 25 local government areas of the state to fight the security challenge in the state.