Friday, February 24, 2017

Anambra

    INEC fixes Nov 18 for Anambra gov election

INEC fixes Nov 18 for Anambra gov election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will hold the Anambra governorship election on November 18, 2017.Solomon Soyebi, a national commissioner INEC, announced this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.He said the 1999 constitution as amended, and the electoral act, had stipulated that the earliest day for the conduct of the election shall be October 18, while [...]

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    Andy Uba dumps PDP, says APC has ‘sound minds’

Andy Uba dumps PDP, says APC has ‘sound minds’

Andy Uba, lawmaker representing Anambra south senatorial zone under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Uba disclosed this on Wednesday during a news briefing at his country home in Uga, Aguata local government area of the state.The lawmaker said that he joined the APC at the ongoing registration of party members [...]

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    UNN produces 94 first class graduates

UNN produces 94 first class graduates

Ninety-four students of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) have graduated with first class honours in the 2015/2016 session.Benjamin Ozumba, vice chancellor of the institution, announced on Friday that 94 out of 10, 494 graduands bagged first class honours during the 64th convocation of the institution. [...]

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    I am not a member of APC, says Soludo

I am not a member of APC, says Soludo

Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says he is not a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and cannot contest the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state on the platform of the party.Emeka Ibe, chairman of the Anambra chapter of the party, had included Soludo’s names among those seeking the party’s ticket.But in a [...]

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    Soludo, Andy Uba, Ifeanyi Ubah vie for APC ticket in Anambra

Soludo, Andy Uba, Ifeanyi Ubah vie for APC ticket in Anambra

Charles Soludo, former CBN governor, and twelve other aspirants have indicated interest to contest for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election later this year.Other contestants are Andy Uba, Ifeanyi Ubah, George Muoghalu, Barth Nwibe, Obinna Okonkwo and Paul Chukwuma.The rest are Chike Obidigbo, Raph Okeke, Tony Nwoye, Uche Ekwunife, Obinna Uzor and Donatus Okonkwo.Emeka [...]

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    Anambra College of Agriculture now a polytechnic

Anambra College of Agriculture now a polytechnic

Anambra State College of Agriculture, in Mgbakwu, Awka North local government area has been upgraded to a status of a polytechnic.Willie Obiano, the state governor, made the announcement in his special New Year message, Daily Trust reports. [...]

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    TETFund: We’ll punish those behind building collapse at Okopoly, Kano varsity

TETFund: We’ll punish those behind building collapse at Okopoly, Kano varsity

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has vowed to punish those behind the building collapse at Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, and the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra state.The pledge was made when the committee, which was set up to investigate the incidents, submitted its report to Abdullahi Bichi Baffa,  executive secretary of TETFund, with the agency [...]

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    I got it wrong when I rejected Jesus, late UNN student writes in suicide note

I got it wrong when I rejected Jesus, late UNN student writes in suicide note

Tobechukwu Okeke, a student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, was on Sunday, discovered lifeless in his dorm room.He was found with a blue rope around his neck while he hung from the ceiling fan’s hook. [...]

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    Amnesty: Trigger-happy army killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in a bloody crackdown

Amnesty: Trigger-happy army killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in a bloody crackdown

Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of killing 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters “on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence” in the southeast of the country.In a report released on Thursday, the human rights watchdog alleged that the analysis of 87 videos, 122 photographs and 146 eyewitness testimonies relating to demonstrations and other gatherings between August 2015 and [...]

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    VIDEO: UNIZIK students build, succesfully fly quadcopter

VIDEO: UNIZIK students build, succesfully fly quadcopter

Undergraduates of Nnamdi Azikwe University (UNIZIK) have successfully flown a locally crafted quadcopter.Chinonso Achebe, associate professor of mechanical engineering at UNIZIK, Awka, shared a video on his Facebook page showing the quadcopter that was built by the students. [...]

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    Think home, Obiano woos Igbo investors

Think home, Obiano woos Igbo investors

Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, has appealed to Igbo investors to invest in their homeland.In 2015, Obiano established the Anambra state investment promotion and protection agency (ANSIPPA), a service centre that facilitates business partnership between the state and private investors.This agency, which is headed by Joe Ekwunife, provides information, support and guidance to prospective investors, implements aftercare strategy and also provides [...]

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    Gunmen attack NTA Onitsha, burn down building

Gunmen attack NTA Onitsha, burn down building

Suspected gunmen on Wednesday attacked the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) office in Onitsha, Anambra, torching some equipment and the Star Times section of the premises.Chris Nwigwe, acting manager of the station, told NAN in Onisha that the incident occurred at about 1:40am.“Some armed men tried to attack the staff on duty but only succeeded in burning down the Star Times building,” [...]

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    Despite recession, UNIZIK creates employment — promises more

Despite recession, UNIZIK creates employment — promises more

Nnamdi Azikiwe Univeristy (UNIZIK), Anambra has commenced the production of paints.In its aim to be a leading institution in entrepreneurship and knowledge, UNIZIK’s faculty of physical sciences has been saddled with the responsibility. [...]

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    Minimum wage is N18,000 but a bag of rice costs N23,000, NLC laments

Minimum wage is N18,000 but a bag of rice costs N23,000, NLC laments

Jerry Nnubia, chairman of the Anambra state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), wants to know why workers should be victims of an economic downturn when they are not remembered in times of economic prosperity.Speaking on Tuesday at a rally in solidarity with Nasarawa workers who were allegedly brutalised by the police while protesting the reduction of their wages by the state government [...]

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    Commotion as security guard kills man at Onitsha petrol station

Commotion as security guard kills man at Onitsha petrol station

There was commotion at Ona-Jones Oil filling station in Onitsha, Anambra state, on Friday, following the killing of a middle-aged man.According to a witness, trouble broke out after a security guard, who reportedly tried to resolve a disagreement between the deceased and another individual, mistakenly shot the victim.The incident, which happened around 10am, prompted the response of a mob, that [...]

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    Building collapse kills 3 in Anambra

Building collapse kills 3 in Anambra

A two-storey building under construction at Ndiagu in Idemili north local government area of Anambra has collapsed, killing three artisans.The incident occurred at about 8 am on Wednesday.A witness told NAN that three other persons, who sustained severe injuries, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.Those that rushed to the scene of the incident and assisted in the rescue [...]

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Exchange Rates

Feb 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.25395.57333.84
LAGOS460600500
KANO470610510
PH480620520
ABUJA450600510
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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