Friday, August 18, 2017

Anambra

    Two killed as ‘gunmen attack police officers’ near Anambra church (updated)

Two killed as ‘gunmen attack police officers’ near Anambra church (updated)

A policeman and a civilian were killed on Sunday when gunmen shot at police officers near the Assemblies of God Church in Anambra state.The church is located on Oguta road in Onitsha.PUNCH quotes an eyewitness as saying the policeman killed was part of the security detail guarding the church."Gunmen on Okada (motorcycle) shot a policeman and collected his rifle. They also [...]

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    Ozubulu attack: Osinbajo sends delegation to Anambra

Ozubulu attack: Osinbajo sends delegation to Anambra

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved a delegation comprising five ministers, to visit and condole with the government and people of Anambra over the attack on worshippers in a Catholic church in the state.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday.No fewer than 13 worshippers [...]

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    After Anambra shooting, world’s largest brewer donates 6 patrol vehicles to Police, FRSC

After Anambra shooting, world’s largest brewer donates 6 patrol vehicles to Police, FRSC

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world's largest brewer, has donated six Mitsubishi L200 pickup Patrol vehicles to the Nigerian Police and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), as part of its effort to creating a safer and better community.The vehicles were presented to the commissioner of police and the sector commander of the FRSC at the Intafact Beverages facility [...]

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    We feel your pains, ANN tells victims of Anambra shooting

We feel your pains, ANN tells victims of Anambra shooting

The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), a political group, has condemned in strong terms the killings at the Catholic Church at Ozubulu, in Anambra state.In a statement on Thursday, the group described the killing as an “unimaginable desecration of the house of God” and “unparalleled disregard for the sanctity of the human life.”Speaking on behalf of the group, Leonard Ebute, [...]

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    Anambra to set up $150m export facility in Achebe’s home town

Anambra to set up $150m export facility in Achebe’s home town

​Anambra state executive council as led by Willie Obiano, governor of the state, has approved the proposal for the construction of export processing facility estimated to cost about $150million.The "Ndi Anambra Export Facility Project", which is to be sited in Ogidi, the native home of late literature icon- Chinua Achebe, will become first Global Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certified conditioning [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: We fully control the people… Anambra election will not hold

Nnamdi Kanu: We fully control the people… Anambra election will not hold

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state will not hold until the federal government agrees to a referendum.The Radio Biafra director expressed confidence that his quest for a sovereign state of Biafra will come to fruition.Kanu has been agitating for a Biafra state, a struggle that had landed him in prison until [...]

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    Mob kills policeman for ‘causing’ death of woman, two children in Anambra

Mob kills policeman for ‘causing’ death of woman, two children in Anambra

An angry mob has attacked and killed a policeman over the death of a woman and two children in Onitsha, Anambra state.The incident occurred on Thursday after a truck carrying sand ran into the woman and children.It was learnt that the truck driver lost control while trying to evade the police officer who attempted to stop him.According to NAN, after [...]

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    I have what it takes to remove Obiano from office, says Andy Uba

I have what it takes to remove Obiano from office, says Andy Uba

Andy Uba, senator representing Anambra south, says he has the "capacity" to remove Willie Obiano from office.Obiano, the incumbent governor of Anambra state, was elected into office on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).Uba who is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said this on Wednesday after picking up his forms [...]

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    Anambra plans to start rice exportation by 2018

Anambra plans to start rice exportation by 2018

Jude Nwankwo, the acting programme manager of agricultural development programme (ADP), Anambra, says plans are underway to commence export of rice from the state in 2018.Nwankwo disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Sunday in Awka."By the grace of God, Anambra will commence rice export after our harvest this year," he said.He assured that the state will produce more [...]

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    Police: Nobody can stop Anambra guber election — not even IPOB

Police: Nobody can stop Anambra guber election — not even IPOB

Garba Umar, the Anambra police commissioner, says the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) cannot stop the November 18 governorship election in the state.Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, had recently said the election will not hold if the federal government fails to conduct a referendum on Biafra.Umar who spoke with NAN on Saturday said IPOB had not claimed to have issued [...]

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    I have the connection, resources to turn things around in Anambra, says Andy Uba

I have the connection, resources to turn things around in Anambra, says Andy Uba

Andy Uba, a senator representing Anambra west, says he has the resources and connection to turn things around in the state.He made this known during his sensitisation tour to various local government areas in Anambra ahead of the state's governorship election in November this year.Uba is a gubernatorial aspirant on the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Two injured, building torched as Anambra communities clash

Two injured, building torched as Anambra communities clash

Two persons were reportedly injured on Friday in a renewed clash between Aguleri and Umuleri communities in Anambra east local government area of Anambra.A residential building was torched in the conflict while one person was shot in the leg and another reportedly inflicted with machete injuries.NAN reports that it was not clear from which of the divides the victims came from.Samuel Okaula, [...]

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    Onitsha, Awka become ‘ghost’ cities as residents comply with sit-at-home order

Onitsha, Awka become ‘ghost’ cities as residents comply with sit-at-home order

There are no signs of commercial activity in Onitsha and Awka in Anambra state as most residents are indoors, apparently in compliance with the sit-at-home order.The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) had asked all Igbo residents of the south-east to stay at home to observe Biafra Remembrance [...]

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    Anambra produces best performing candidates in common entrance exam

Anambra produces best performing candidates in common entrance exam

The result for the 2017 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) into federal unity schools has been released by the federal government.Two candidates from Anambra state had the highest score in the examination.  [...]

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    Police inspector shot dead in Anambra

Police inspector shot dead in Anambra

Two armed men on Saturday shot dead a police inspector in Ogidi, near Onitsha in Anambra, police authorities have confirmed.Hassan Musa, divisional police officer, Ogidi police station, confirmed the incident to NAN.Musa said that the hoodlums, who operated with a motorcycle, collected the AK47 rifle the deceased was carrying.He said that the incident occurred at about 2.45 pm at a [...]

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    Police arrest three over mob attack on FRSC officials

Police arrest three over mob attack on FRSC officials

The special anti-robbery squad of the Anambra state police command has arrested three persons connected to a recent mob attack on a patrol team of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).It was reported that the mob attacked the officials at the Igbo-Ukwu area of the state after they had allegedly demanded bribe from a motorcyclist.But in a statement, Bisi Kazeem, spokesperson [...]

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