Anambra: Police, hoodlums in fierce gun battle, 4 feared dead

November 28, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

No fewer than four persons were reportedly killed in a gun battle between gunmen and security operatives in the Aguluzigbo community in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra state. It was gathered that the yet-to-be-identified hoodlums invaded the community on Tuesday morning and started shooting. This, however, led to hot exchanges of gunfire between them and security operatives in the Read More

Anambra withholds health workers’ salaries over absenteeism

November 24, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state government, Friday, said it has withheld the half month salaries of most of the health workers over absenteeism and sundry breach of works ethics. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike, who disclosed this at Awka during interaction with select journalists, explained that the state government introduced technologically driven clock-in that provides data of workers attendance and Read More

Anambra: Police burst arms dealer, nab suspects, recover guns, others

November 19, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state police, Saturday, said it have arrested a major arms dealer dealing illegally in prohibited firearms in the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr, Tochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed this in a statement, averred that the operatives have equally apprehended three suspects in Onitsha with regards to that. According to him, a total of 23 automatic pump action guns Read More

Peace committee speaks on ‘mass grave’ in Anambra

November 16, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Wife of the late Biafran warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, and secretary of the Anambra State Truth, Justice and Peace Commission, Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, has cleared the air on report of a mass grave in Anambra State. Blueprint recalls that the commission had earlier announced the discovery of a mass grave in the State. But, in a new development, the commission has Read More

Anambra FA boss condoles with Tansi College over tragedy

November 9, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Chairman of Anambra State FA, Chikelue Iloenyosi, has commiserated with Tansi College, Okpuno over last weekend’s soccer tragedy that claimed the lives of three students. Iloenyosi in a letter to the Principal of the college described the ill fated event as unfortunate, even as he added that football stakeholders in the state would continue to pray for the college. The Read More

Anambra: Lightning kills 3 pupils on football pitch

November 5, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Lightning killed three Senior Secondary School (SS3) students in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra on Saturday. Eye witness account disclosed that the lightning struck nine male students who were playing football with their peers on the school’s pitch barefooted. “The students were practicing on the football pitch with their coach preparatory to a football tournament. “The coach had Read More

Revenue firm bars agents from smoking, drinking on duty in Anambra

October 7, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Bigly Oil and Gas, an Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) firm in Anambra State, Saturday, barred its members from smoking cigarettes, hemp, other hard drugs and substances especially while on duty. The firm’s project manager, Mr Chukwuma Nwabuikwu Michael, who disclosed in an interview in Awka, said their agents were barred from drugs and substance abuse in order to improve the 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

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