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Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra government flays disruption of market election

Anambra State Government has condemned the invasion and disruption of the election of the executive of Nkpor auto spare parts market on 21 January 2020 by about 300 thugs, who wore ASMATA aprons with the inscription, ‘ASMATA Taskforce’, allegedly brought in by the leadership of Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders Association (ASMATA).

TCN: Why we will not wait for DisCos’ recap

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Tuesday said its network development will not wait for the recapitalisation of the Distribution Companies of Nigeria (DisCos), because it takes a shorter time to fix distribution infrastructure.
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FRSC confirms three dead, one injured as vehicle rams into tricycle in Onitsha

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday, confirmed that three persons died in an accident involving an articulated vehicle and a tricycle on Mgbuka-Nkpor road in Onitsha.

Man kills pregnant wife, throws corpse from five-storey building

A pregnant woman was at the weekend allegedly killed by her husband in Fegge, Onitsha, Anambra state.

Report: Foreign rice in Nigerian markets now at 37 percent

In the survey and investigations carried out, Nigerian rice namely: Umza and Fursa Crown from Kano, Mama Happy from Niger, Labana Rice from Kebbi, Olam Rice from Nasarawa, Abakaliki Rice from Ebonyi, Ofada Rice from Ogun State, Swomen Dama from Plateau, Lake Rice of Lagos/Kebbi States among others have dominated the Nigerian Rice markets.
The Cross River Government has destroyed over 100 illegal shops including containers erected within the premises of the popular Etim-Edem Park in Calabar metropolis.

Cross River government demolishes illegal structures in Etim-Edem Park

The Cross River Government has demolished over 100 illegal shops including containers erected within the premises of the popular Etim-Edem Park in Calabar metropolis.
The Anambra State House of Assembly at the weekend renewed the tenure of 18 Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen out of the 21 local councils, and their members for another three months. The House renewed their tenure during the plenary.

Anambra Assembly renews tenure of local council transition members

The Anambra State House of Assembly at the weekend renewed the tenure of 18 Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen out of the 21 local councils, and their members for another three months. The House renewed their tenure during the plenary.

FRSC: Another fuel tanker catches fire in Onitsha, no casualty

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Command, on Friday said no casualty was recorded in the tanker that burnt at Upper Iweka in Onitsha.
Christian Madubuko

35 illegal revenue collectors arrested in Anambra

Thirty-five illegal revenue collectors terrorizing Onitsha particularly Upper Iweka and Niger Bridge Head Onitsha and its environs have been arrested by the Anambra State anti tout outfit, Focused Initiative Against Touting, FIAT, set up by Anambra State Government Ministry of Transport.
The NWFL has called on amateur clubs across the country to endeavour to register for the NWFL National Women Amateur League Championship 2020 before the process closes on January 16, as stipulated by the General Coordinator of the league, Joe Amene.

NWFL calls for more registration into the Amateur League

The Nigeria Women Football League has called on amateur clubs across the country to endeavour to register for the NWFL National Women Amateur League Championship 2020 before the process closes on January 16, as stipulated by the General Coordinator of the league, Joe Amene.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA to move more cargoes to Eastern ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said that it hoped to see more cargoes moving down to the Eastern ports this year.

18 fake toll collectors nabbed in Onitsha

No fewer than 18 persons, suspected to be fake toll collectors have been arrested by a combined team of law enforcement agents in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, on Friday.
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State Governor, has appointed Nollywood actress Rachael Okonkwo, as Enugu State Ambassador on Youth Development.

Enugu governor appoints Nollywood actress as ambassador on youth development

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu State Governor, has appointed Nollywood actress Rachael Okonkwo, as Enugu State Ambassador on Youth Development. The beautiful famous actress announced the good news via her Instagram page, where she shared a photo...

Plans to eject widows from Anambra market sparks fear

There is palpable fear in Anambra State following plans by the state government to eject widows from the Cooperative Society market in Ogbaru local government area of the State.

Fire kills 11-year-old student in dormitory

An 11-year-old student of Patterson Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha in Anambra State, has been burnt beyond recognition inside the school hostel.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA: Imo sets record-low accident rate during yuletide season

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said there was no casualty recorded in Imo during the yuletide.

Traders escape as plaza collapses in Onitsha market

A building reportedly collapsed on Thursday at the Ochanja market in Onitsha Anambra state.
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Police: ‘Abductors’ of Kano children charged to court

All the suspects arrested in connection with the abduction and sale of ten Kano kids in Onitsha, Anambra State, have been charged to court for prosecution.

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The High Administrative Court turned down an appeal by 80 researchers who favour the veil against a 2015 decision by the president of Cairo University banning them from wearing the niqab at the university.

Egypt’s top court upholds ban on face veil at Cairo university

Female faculty members at a flagship university in Egypt will not be able to wear the niqab, or full face veil, ruled the country’s top administrative court as it upheld a ban, state media reported on Monday.
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Pakistan school bans female students from using lipstick on campus

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Rafael Nadal moved one step closer to a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Monday, overcoming home favourite Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4) in front of a packed crowd at Rod Laver Arena.

Rafael Nadal sees off challenge of Nick Kyrgios to advance in Australian Open

Rafa Nadal tamed a spirited challenge from Nick Kyrgios with a superb performance to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the 12th time.
The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.

Gambia launches crackdown on protest movement

The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.

Woman docked for allegedly pouring hot water on 12-year-old girl

A 35-year-old woman, Ganiat El-Hakeem, on Monday appeared in an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly pouring hot water on a 12 year-old girl.