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    Police: IPOB members killed two of our men in Anambra

Police: IPOB members killed two of our men in Anambra

The Anambra state police command has accused members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of killing two of its officers.In a statement on Monday, Haruna Mohammed, the command's spokesman, said the officers were attacked while attempting to arrest one Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer, in Oraifite community in the state.According to Mohammed, when the officers arrived at Ejiofor's house, armed [...]

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    Catholic priest dies in fire outbreak at Anambra church

Catholic priest dies in fire outbreak at Anambra church

Edmond Nwagbal, a 60-year old Catholic priest, was burnt beyond recognition in an explosion which occurred at St. Peter Claver Catholic parish, Nnewi ichi in Nnewi north local government area of Anambra state.The explosion, which blew off the roof of the priest’s room, set fire in the entire room and left the body of the deceased shattered.Haruna Mohammed, police public [...]

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    Anambra govt bans movement of petrol tankers in daytime

Anambra govt bans movement of petrol tankers in daytime

The Anambra government has banned petrol tankers from moving during the daytime in the state.Don Adinuba, the state commissioner for information and public enlightenment, announced the restriction order on Friday.In a statement, Adinuba said the restriction followed recent cases of tanker fire disasters recorded in the state. He said the restriction was in order to save the lives and properties of [...]

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    ‘There’s need to curb illegal trading’ — obi of Onitsha speaks on inferno

‘There’s need to curb illegal trading’ — obi of Onitsha speaks on inferno

Naemeka Achebe, obi of Onitsha, says there is need to curb illegal trading in the city.The monarch said this while reacting to two fire incidents in the city within three days.Five people died in the inferno caused by the explosion of a petrol tanker while more than 100 shops were reportedly razed and goods worth millions of naira destroyed in [...]

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    ‘Many trapped’ as petrol-laden truck explodes near Onitsha market

‘Many trapped’ as petrol-laden truck explodes near Onitsha market

Many people in Onitsha, Anambra state are "currently trapped" in their houses as a result of a fire outbreak in the commercial city.A resident said a petrol-laden truck, which lost control, exploded after ramming into some buildings in the Upper Iweka axis of the city.The incident sparked confusion among residents and traders at nearby Ochanga market.Over 100 shops were reportedly [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment a two-storey building caved in at Onitsha

VIDEO: The moment a two-storey building caved in at Onitsha

A  two-storey building collapsed due to rainfall at Onitsha, a town in Anambra state, on Wednesday.The incident, which was captured on video, is currently trending on social media.Haruna Mohammed, police public relations officer in the state, said no life was lost in the incident which happened at 22, Nkisi Aroli street, Onitsha.The owner of the building was identified as Chukwuma Njeka.Watch [...]

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    Resident doctors begin indefinite strike in Anambra

Resident doctors begin indefinite strike in Anambra

The association of resident doctors (ARD) of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka branch, has embarked on indefinite strike over poor conditions of service.Obinna Aniagboso, the chairman of the branch, announced this in a statement on Monday in Awka.He said the strike was caused by the inability of the Anambra government to honour the agreement it signed with [...]

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    EXTRA: Anambra assembly passes bill to reduce cost of burial

EXTRA: Anambra assembly passes bill to reduce cost of burial

The Anambra house of assembly has passed a bill, seeking to reduce burial expenses in the state.Charles Ezeani, member representing Aniocha 11 constituency and sponsor of the bill, said the legislation provides that burial ceremonies will be held in one day.Ezeani said there is a provision in the bill that no individual would be able deposit a corpse in any [...]

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    34 ‘IPOB members’ arrested over murder of police inspector

34 ‘IPOB members’ arrested over murder of police inspector

The police command in Anambra has arrested 34 suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) in connection with the killing of a police inspector in Nnewi.Haruna Mohammed, police spokesman of the command, made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday.Haruna said some personnel and a divisional police officer (DPO) were also wounded while a police patrol van [...]

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    Anambra corp members moved to Ebonyi, Imo

Anambra corp members moved to Ebonyi, Imo

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    11 trapped as three-storey building collapses in Anambra

11 trapped as three-storey building collapses in Anambra

At least 11 persons were trapped under a three-storey building which collapsed in Nnewi, Anambra in the early hours of Thursday.The incident happened in Okpuno, Otolo, in Nnewi north local government area of the state.According to Mohammed Haruna, police public relations officer (PPRO), who confirmed the incident, said the building belong to one Collins Avoyi.Haruna said nine of the trapped [...]

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    Nine-year-old girl drowns in Anambra flood

Nine-year-old girl drowns in Anambra flood

Benedict Uzo, a nine-year-old girl, was swept away by a flood in Amiyi, Ogbaru local government area of Anambra state, on Wednesday.According to Arinze Awogu, chairman of Ogbaru LGA, the girl drowned while fetching water with a bucket.He said Benedict's sister, who tried rescuing her, almost lost her life in the process but was quickly saved by neighbours."The flood situation in [...]

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    Airtel launches 4G in Anambra

Airtel launches 4G in Anambra

Airtel Nigeria has launched its 4G LTE (long term evolution device) in Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi and other major cities and towns in Anambra state.According to a statement by the telecommunications provider, the 4G service was launched on Wednesday.Representing Segun Ogunsanya, chief executive officer, Airtel, during the launch, Dapo Dosunmu, regional operations director, south region, said the switch to an upgraded [...]

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    Flooding: Anambra polytechnic shut down

Flooding: Anambra polytechnic shut down

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    Obiano’s aide found dead in his room

Obiano’s aide found dead in his room

Randy Chima, an aide of Willy Obiano, governor of Anambra state, has been found dead inside his room at his Nwakpodulu Avenue home in Awka, the state capital.Chima served as senior special assistant to the governor on audio-visual production.His neighbours were said to have gone to his house during the weekend but did not have access to him.After several knock on [...]

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    Amnesty kicks against plan of Onitsha NBA to give awards to ‘human rights violators’

Amnesty kicks against plan of Onitsha NBA to give awards to ‘human rights violators’

Amnesty International (AI) says the proposed recipients of the human rights award by the Onitsha, Anambra state, branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) are undeserving of the awards.In a statement on Monday, AI described the recipients as “human rights violators” whose actions it says “bring up memories of torture and other forms of cruel and unlawful treatment”.It added that [...]

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