Taskforce arrest 35 suspected drugs dealers, other traffickers, criminals in Anambra

September 16, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra State Government Joint Taskforce (JTF), Saturday, said they have arrested 35 persons suspected to be engaging in peddling drugs and other criminal activities in the State. The Public Relations Officer (PRO), Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA Brigade), Mr Anthony Agbafune, who stated this while parading the suspects in Awka, Anambra state capital, said the agency carried out the Read More

Why Anambra pastor committed suicide – Source

August 26, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A man, identified as a pastor of a pentecostal church in Nnewi, Anambra State, Prosper Obum Igboke, has allegedly committed suicide after a lover reportedly turned down marriage proposal. According to sources, Igboke, who hailed from Leru autonomous community in Umunneochi local government area of Abia state, jumped down from a two-storey building and died instantly because he was jilted Read More

Talent hunt: Anambra kicks off traders sports championship in markets

August 25, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra State government has announced a decision to organise a football championship to hunt for young talents among traders over 1000 markets in the State. The Chairman, Anambra State Sports Development Commission (ASSDC), Mr Patrick-Estate Onyedum, who stated this while inaugurating the 20-man committee in his office at Awka, said the event will hold between October and November 2023. Onyedum, Read More

20 Anambra youth to acquire skills on public works as NDE begins 3-month training

August 18, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Not fewer than 20 youth in Anambra state have been selected to participate in an on-going three-month training on public works and community-based businesses organised by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). The programme, organised by the Special Public Works Department of NDE in collaboration with Amansea community in Awka North local government area, centered on molding and fixing of Read More

Anambra: Varsity dons seek collaboration, attitudinal change for sustainable environment

August 10, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Scholars at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, Anambra state, Thursday, urged collaborative efforts and attitudinal change towards managing and sustaining the environment in the country. They spoke at NAU’s Faculty of Environmental Sciences (FES’) maiden installation and award ceremony of environmental sustainability partners (ESPS) organised in conjunction with a taskforce on waste disposal and environmental cleaniness held at the Read More

Troops intercept truck load of ammunition headed for Anambra, arrest Ghanaian, 1 other

July 17, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army Monday said troops of 192 Battalion operating in 81 Division Area of Responsibility have busted an international ammunition smuggling syndicate, while transporting a truck load of smuggled ammunition to Anambra state on Saturday. Army spokesperson person Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachuckwu disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. He said the troops, who acted on 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

2 killed as gunshots rattle Anambra capital city

June 30, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Two people were reportedly gunned down on Friday in Awka, the Anambra state capital, following a suspected cult battle. According to an eyewitness, Mr. Ike Odi, the attack which took place at about 11:00am at Ukwuoji bus stop along Zik’s Avenue, left many confused and shocked. He recalled that the hoodlums numbering five drove in a tinted glass car shot Read More

Anambra school sports festival: 2000 students set to compete

June 16, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

No fewer than 2,000 students across 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) are set to compete in the state finals of the Anambra School Sports Festival (ANSSSI) scheduled to hold between June 21 and June 24. The finalists who emerged after scaling through the community, local government and zonal elimination stages which started since May 17, will take part in the 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: Muslim community hails NYSC at 50, requests deployment of more Islamic teachers

May 20, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Serikin Hausa community in Awka, Anambra State, Garuba Haruna, has commended the efforts of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in uniting and building cordial relations among the populace for the past 50 years. Haruna, who gave the commendation, while welcoming the State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Blessing Ekene Iruma, who visited with her entourage as part of activities marking the 50th Read More

Security operatives kill 2 gunmen in Anambra

May 11, 2023 Admin III 0

The police in Anambra state, South-east Nigeria, said they killed two gunmen in the state Monday. The police spokesperson in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, stated this in a statement Tuesday. Ikenga, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the hoodlums were killed by police operatives during a joint operation with other security agencies, mainly vigilante operatives. The police spokesperson said the Read More

Anambra civil servants demands, Soludo and workers’ day celebration 

May 8, 2023 Admin III 0

It was a day of requests for Anambra state civil servants during the last workers day celebration in Awka as OKECHUKWU ONUEBU reports.  It seems all is not well with Anambra state civil servants even though they are not contemplating industrial action in the next two years.  The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at the workers day celebration tabled some demands 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

Masquerade banishes woman in Anambra

May 5, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Masquerades from Umunankwo community in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra state have banished a woman, simply identified as Mrs. Nneka, for allegedly poisoning a community food. Nneka, according to a viral video, was ostracised by the masquerades (referred to as Mmụọdisi) which equally warned her not to return again, even as villagers and an esoteric wooden gong player played Read More

2023 polls: ICPC to reveal details of vote-buyers nabbed in Anambra

May 5, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Friday, said they arrested some vote buyers in Anambra State during the 2023 general elections. The Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner for Anambra state, ICPC Office, Mr. Godwin Oche, who disclosed this in Awka during a visit to the May congress of the Anambra Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), said 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

Gunmen abduct Anambra bizman, demand N50m

April 11, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Dare-devil gunmen have reportedly abducted Anambra businessman, Alexander Nwosu. Nwosu also known as ‘Uyoo’ was said to have been abducted at his hometown in Umuchu Community, Ekwulobia, in the Aguata local government area of Anambra state on Friday, March 31 and his whereabouts still unknown. It was gathered that the victim, who runs a petrol filling station and a hotel Read More

2023: Peter Obi, wife vote in Anambra

February 25, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Labour Party’s Presidential candidate for the 2023 poll, Mr Peter and his wife, Mrs Margaret Obi, have exercised their franchise at Umudimakasi square (Amatutu, Agulu ward 2) which houses polling units 05, 08 and 019 in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra State. Obi’s family, who arrived the voting centre at 11.25am, queued behind others as number 27 and Read More

Hunters discover many hidden PVCs in Anambra bush

February 23, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Three days to the 2023 general elections, some hunters in Nnewi, Nnewi North local government area of Anambra state have discovered a bag full of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) produced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in the forest. A trending video shows the hunters whose names were not provided with the bag containing the PVCs in a bush Read More

Anambra government, consulting firm strike N1.5bn sports marketing deal

February 19, 2023 Editor 0

The Anambra government has signed a sports marketing partnership deal worth N1,5 billion with Brunnuel and Winston Ltd, a financial consulting firm to drive the Anambra Solution Sports Initiative(AnSSI). The partnership is a bold move towards Prof. Chukwuma Soludo administration’s determination to transform the sports sector infrastructure and in human capital development. Chairman of the Anambra State Sports Development Commission Read More

As Anambra mourns Mbazulike Amaechi..

February 16, 2023 Admin III 0

When people are celebrating the month of love, Anambra state is mourning late Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, a foremost Zikite and first Nigeria’s minister of aviation. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU writes on how events heralding the burial took place. November 1 last year, the world was thrown into mourning following the departure of Chief Mbazulike Amaechi. This former minister of aviation died at Read More