Anambra FA slams 5-year ban on former secretary

October 31, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Anambra State Football Association has banned it’s former secretary, Chijioke Onyedika. The football association slammed Onyedike for 5-year over what it described as anti football activities. In a letter to the former scribe, his bab ban came after his engagement in several activities that are in breach of the state football statutes as well as that of the Nigeria Read More

Pictures: Save our school from total cut off, Anambra residents beg Soludo over erosion menace

September 29, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

Residents of Amachalla village in Awka, the capital of Anambra State have sought governor Chukwuma Soludo’s intervention to address the ecological challenges devastating road and over a hundred households in the area. Blueprint learnt that a gully of about 30ft and other erosion sites in the area divided the village into two unequal parts after submerging a multi-million naira worth Read More

Like Plateau, Soludo announces free education in Anambra government schools

September 22, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Anambra state governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has announced free education in all government-owned schools across the state. The governor made this announcement on Thursday at Premier Primary School, Obosi. Soludo said: “Beginning this term, so far as I’m on this chair as governor of Anambra, in public schools owned by government and run by government, children from nursery to primary 6 Read More

Reports on gateman impregnating three students in our school is malicious, denigrating – Anambra College

September 15, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Queens Convent, a missionary secondary school owned by the Anglican Diocese of Awka, Anambra State, has dismissed a report making round in some media platforms that a gateman impregnated three students in the college, describing it as malicious, pedestrian and denigrating. A report had claimed that three students of the Senior School (SS2) class, in the institution were put in Read More

Ugochinyere hails Umahi’s commitment, seeks attention to failed Imo, Anambra highways 

September 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A member of the House of Representatives representing Ideato North and South Federal Constituency of Imo State, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, has commended the Minister of Works, David Umahi, for his commitment towards solving the perennial issue of bad roads in the country. Ugochinyere, in a statement, said with Umahi’s laudable track record in Ebonyi State and his emergence as Read More

Lawmaker’s house set ablaze in Anambra

August 8, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Hoodlums suspected to be unknown gunmen, Tuesday, burnt down the house of member representing Ihiala Federal Constituency, Hon. Paschal Agbodike. According to sources, the attack which was carried out around 1am at Mbosi, the country home of the lawmaker, completely raised down fully furnished duplex, another bungalow and other properties worth millions of naira. Agbodike, who is the immediate past Read More

Be civil in discharging your duties, ATMA Boss charges traffic enforcement officials

July 11, 2023 Editor 0

The Managing Director (MD) of Anambra Traffic Management Agency (ATMA) Mr Emeka Okonkwo has called on traffic enforcers under the agencies to respect rights and dignity of motorists while carrying out their tasks. Okonkwo said this while speaking with newsmen in reaction to complaints of high-handedness of some traffic enforcement officials in Awka on Tuesday. He said the mandate of Read More

Breaking: Mmesoma opens up, admits forging JAMB result *Read full outcome of probe

July 8, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Anambra state government has released its findings on the alleged forging of 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result by Joy Mmesona Ejikeme. The state government in its report revealed that the alleged confessed to forging her result. The state governor, Chukwuma Soludo, had set up a panel to probe the raging issue raised by Mmesoma. She had alleged Read More

Onitsha: Fire guts popular hotel

July 3, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A popular hotel in located in the Nkwelle community, of Onitsha, Anambra state, Sopurum Hotel, has been gutted by fire. Though the course of the incident was yet to be ascertained, it was gathered that a section of the hotel was completely destroyed by fire. As of the time of filing this report on Monday, men of the fire service Read More

15 feared dead in Anambra fatal crash

About 15 persons were feared dead, Saturday, after five vehicles collided at Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra State. The fatal crash which occured at about 12.40pm at Odumodu junction by Nteje-Awka expressway, involved four commercial vehicles and one private car with registration numbers – ENU 32 XD, LSD 339 XA, KSF 646 BZ, BAU 305 ZE, and ABN 64 Read More

Anambra: Group seeks protection against cancer for students with albinism

June 14, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD), Tuesday, appealed to governor Chukwuma Soludo to make policies for protection of students living with albinism against cancer across schools. The State Chairman of JONAPWD, Comrade Ugochukwu Okeke, made the appeal at Awka, Anambra state capital, during the 2023 albinism celebration organised by Anambra State Albinism Association (ASAA), under the theme Read More

Breaking: PDP Lawmaker emerges Assembly Speaker in Anambra

June 12, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

Mild drama played out at Anambra State House of Assembly, Monday June 12, 2023, as the most ranking member reelected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Somtochukwu Udeze, emerged as Speaker of the 8th Assembly. Udeze, member representing Ogbaru II Constituency for a third term, was first elected under the platform of PDP in 2015 and reelected Read More

Anambra: Pandemonium as police block armed DSS operatives from whisking Assembly member-elect away

There was a mild drama in Anambra State House of Assembly complex on Thursday as police blocked gate to stop armed men believed to be operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) from whisking away the lawmaker-elect for Nnewi North constituency, Mr Onyekachukwu Ike. Ike, elected under the platform of Young Progressive Party (YPP), as a first timer during 2023 Read More

Pictures: 610 schools enroll for Anambra sports festival

The Chairman Anambra State Sports Commission (ANSC), Mr Patrick Estate Onyedum, Thursday, said a total of 610 schools have enrolled to participate in the State 2023 Sports Festivals. Onyedum, who disclosed this at a press conference in Awka, noted that the enrollees for the sports festivals which begun since May 17th, included Primary and Secondary schools across 21 Local Government Read More

Anambra: Why I’m in race for APGA chairmanship position – Nchekwube

May 19, 2023 Editor 0

A chairmanship aspirant in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Congress in Anambra Chief Anthony Nchekwube has said party supremacy and inclusiveness would be the hallmark of his executive team if elected. Nchekwube popularly known as Dunga said this in his 11-point agenda manifesto entitled “Soludo of the People’s Manifesto” which he unveiled on Thursday ahead of May 23, 2023 Read More

VIDEO: What US said after gunmen attack left 4 embassy staff dead

May 17, 2023 Admin III 0

The White house has confirmed that the United States Embassy convoy in Anambra State was targeted in a deadly attack. This was disclosed during a press briefing, by the spokesperson for the National Security Council, John Kirby on Wednesday. He also clarified that no U.S. citizens were involved in the incident. Kirby said, “What I can tell you is that Read More

Gunmen invade Anambra, kill 4 US staff

Gunmen, Tuesday night, attacked and killed four officials of the United States Embassy in Nigeria on a humanitarian mission in Anambra state. Blueprint gathered that other officials of the embassy escaped from the scene of the incident which occurred in Amiyi/Eke Ochuche communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state with varying degrees of injuries. It is unclear if Read More

Anambra government okays Onitsha City Marathon

May 5, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra government has endorsed Onitsha City Marathon (OCM), a long distance race event organised by the Onitsha Business School. The endorsement was conveyed in a letter signed by Patrick-Estate Onyedum, Chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission. The government also endorsed the second edition of OCM slated for September 30, 2023. According to the letter, “We hereby endorse and Read More

15,000 athletes for Anambra sports festival

Up to 15,000 athletes are expected to participate on Anambra State Sports Solution Initiative (ANSSI 2023), an event organised to revive and groom grassroots sports. The Chairman, Anambra State Sports Commission, Mr Patrick-Estate Onyedum, who disclosed this in an interactive session with members of Anambra State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra State chapter, explained that the game would Read More

Maiden BrainBox football league: Anambra FA chair inaugurates 7-man media committee

May 1, 2023 Editor 0

The Chairman of Anambra State Football Association, Chikelue ‘D’General’ Iloenyosi, Monday May 1, 2023 inaugurated a seven-member media committee for the maiden edition of the BrainBox Football League. The BrainBox League tournament, according to the FA boss and former Dream Team (U23 Eagles) and Super Eagles defender, will involve all the 21 local government teams in the state. He charged Read More

Andy Uba denies arrest rumour, warns peddlers of fake news

May 1, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state, Senator Andy Uba, has denied reports of his arrest over a purported N50m fraud case. Senator Uba, who spoke Monday, warned those behind the fake report and rumour mongers to desist from tarnishing his image or face litigation. “I wasn’t arrested and I don’t have any case of N50m Read More

In Abia, Otti unveils full transition council squad *See full list

April 14, 2023 Admin III 0

Abia state governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti, has constituted members of his transition council for handover from the incumbent governor Okezie Ikpeazu. This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday, April 13, 2023, by the governor-elect Special Adviser on Media, Ferdinand Ekeoma. According to the statement, the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is to Read More

Discrimination against ‘Osu’, minority groups, unconstitutional, counterproductive – Foundation

April 14, 2023 Admin III 0

‘Tilova for Africa, a non-governmental organisation has described the Osu Caste system as “anachronistic and no longer tenable in modern day civilisation”. The charity organisation stated this at a symposium on “Discrimination Against Sexual, Disease State and Minority Groups” in Awka on Wednesday. Co-Founder and Chairman of Tilova for Africa Mr Martin Nwabueze said apart from the denials that the Read More