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Lorry crushes four hawkers to death in Onitsha

Eyewitness told newsmen that it was a lorry that was trying to escape from some red-eyed illegal revenue collectors that sent the victims to their untimely grave at the everbusy Upper-Iweka axis, along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway in the early hours of Wednesday.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army recovers bodies of four soldiers killed in Orlu

The Nigerian Army has recovered the corpses of four soldiers allegedly killed by members of the pro-Biafra group, IPOB, in Orlu, Imo State.

Delta government concessions Asaba airport

Delta State Government, Tuesday, signed concession agreement Asaba Airport Company Limited for the concession of the Asaba International Airport for a period of 30 years, exempting the concessionaire from payment of tax for five years.
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-year-old woman for ‘kidnapping children for rituals’

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested an 80-year-old woman and her accomplice for allegedly abducting children and pounding them in mortars to make charms for politicians and businessmen.

NCC allocates 382.9 million telephone numbers to TELCOs

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has allocated a total of 382.94 million telephone numbers, to all telecommunications services providers since the inception of digital mobile services in the country in 2001.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab two suspects in Anambra over ‘torture’ of three minors

The Police Command in Anmabra state has arrested one Miss Rejoice Raymond, 39 and Mrs Chidi Nwafor, 80, for allegedly subjecting three minors to physical and emotional torture.
The newly inaugurated Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion-Bishop of Abuja, the Most Reverend Henry C. Ndukuba today in Abuja admonished the faithful to observe the health experts advice in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus .

Anglican Primate: Coronavirus vaccines not mark of ‘666’

The Primate of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Henry Ndukuba, has urged Nigerians, especially Christians, to ensure that they are inoculated against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic when general vaccination commences in the country.

Anambra election: We shall move our members to the polling booth – PFN chair

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in the state, Bishop Moses Ezedebego, has declared that as part of efforts being made by PFN to make meaningful contributions to the development, peace and progress of the state, all eligible voters that worship in pentecostal churches across the 326 wards in the State would be at the polling booth to participate in electing the next governor of the State.

Delta to upgrade Asaba airport – official

The Delta State Government on Friday said it was making plans to upgrade the Asaba International Airport to a category 9 Airport to enable it to receive bigger planes.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

Extension of IGP’s tenure has no legal backing – lawyer

A legal practitioner in Onitsha, Anambra state, Victor C. Alo Esq., has faulted the recent extension of tenure of office of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, for the next three months, by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that it has not legal backing whatsoever in any section of the constitution.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra spends N1.5 billion annually on solid waste management – official

The Anambra State Government spends about N1.5 billion yearly on solid waste disposal and management, the state waste management agency has said.
The much talked about 284 kilometre rail project starting from Kano, Nigeria, via Jibia in Katsina and extending into Maradi in Niger Republic has been flagged off by President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari directs conclusion of West-East coastal rail line financing

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements with appropriate co-financiers that will partner with the Federal Government for construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South.

Anambra advertising agency sets N1 billion revenue target amidst pandemic

Anambra State Signage and Advertising Agency (ANSAA) says it is poised to actualize its N1 billion revenue target this year in spite of the surge of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Police in Anambra State have reportedly arrested the founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries, Onyebuchi Okocha, aka Onyenze Jesus.

Police arrest ‘prophet’ who planned to raise the dead in Anambra

Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of the Founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, Mr. Onyebuchi Okocha, popularly known as ‘Onyeze Jesus’.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Man arrested for allegedly pushing girlfriend off five-storey building

Police in Anambra State have arrested a 37-year-old man identified as Nonso Eze after he killed his girlfriend by pushing her from a 5-storey building.

Anambra community trains 100 men, women for vigilante services

The Onitsha Community, Anambra State, has commenced training about 100 men and women who are to serve as members of a neighborhood security watch.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra shuts schools for flouting coronavirus protocols

The Anambra government on Thursday announced the closure and withdrawal of approval of Royal Ambassador’s Schools in Onitsha, for flouting the resumption directives and COVID-19 prevention protocols.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police uncover new dimension of fraud, arrest two

Mohammed said the syndicates migrate from one State to the other with same method of defrauding their unsuspecting victims after getting their vital information through bogus links or fake investment adverts on social media platforms.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Two women nabbed for disfiguring 10-year-old house help with hot water

Two women, Nneka Ayaene and Chineye Okoh, have been nabbed by operatives of the Anambra State Police Command for disfiguring a 10-year-old house help, Chidinma Nworie Ani, with hot water.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra private school proprietors reject extension of resumption date

The Anambra State chapter of the United Independent Proprietors of Private Schools Association of Nigeria complained that such plans by the state government would not only cripple the educations sector in the state but has already exposed school children to unimaginable dangers.
Governors of the South-east states yesterday pledged to work with the new President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo apex socio-political organisation, Prof. George Obiozor.

South-east governors pledge support for new Ohanaeze president

Governors of the South-east states yesterday pledged to work with the new President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo apex socio-political organisation, Prof. George Obiozor

Luxury bus drivers threaten to block highways in protest against illegal tolls collection in...

The group however gave federal and state governments 14 days ultimatum to dismantle all road blocks mounted by produce toll collectors on the roads whom they said forcefully collect money and beat them on the highways.

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Bride, passengers abducted along Maiduguri-Damaturu road regain freedom

A Bride and dozens of passengers who were abducted by suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram on Friday afternoon along Maiduguri- Damaturu road have regained freedom. Families of the victims and Sources have said.
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UNICEF partners Delta in renewed fight against malnutrition

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has restated its commitment and support for the Delta State Government in the renewed effort to flatten the curve for malnutrition in the state, particularly through supplementary and improved dietary provisions for adolescents in the state.

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Nigeria mulls reviewing ECOWAS protocols over insecurity

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Jigawa government approves N22.5 million to coach students for SSCE

The Jigawa State Government has approved over N22 million for coaching of students who registered for the 2021 Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (SSCE) in the state.
Mr Dapo Lam-Adesina, a former member of the House of Representatives from Oyo State, on Thursday, left the African Democratic Congress for the All Progressives Congress.

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Governor Akeredolu: Southwest governors won’t join issues with ‘divisionists’

Following accusation by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, that the South West Governors are the masterminds of the killings in Sasha Market in Ibadan, Oyo State, due to their unguarded utterances, the Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Olabode Richard Olatunde, yesterday said the South West Governors will not go into verbal war with the senate president.
A widow, Dorothy Nnabode on Monday told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel that the police shot and killed her husband in front of her.

#EndSARS: Police officer risks arrest for refusing to appear before panel

The Independent Investigative Panel sitting in Abuja against police brutality has threatened to arrest a police officer, Danjuma Ochejeh, for refusing to appear before the panel.