Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Anambra

    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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    Childless woman commits suicide in Anambra

Childless woman commits suicide in Anambra

Lovina Odo, a 38-year-old petty trader, on Tiesday took her life by hanging herself with rope tied to a ceiling fan at her residence in 1, Ukpaka lane, Umusiome village, Nkpor-agu near Onitsha in Anambra state.Okechukwu Odo, the husband of the deceased, said he and Lovina had been married for over eight years without a child.Odo, a car washer, said [...]

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    Soludo: In Anambra, Obiano is a general… he must not be changed

Soludo: In Anambra, Obiano is a general… he must not be changed

Chukwuma Soludo, ex-governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has likened Anambra governor Willie Obiano to a general who must not be replaced during wartime.Soludo rated the state as the fourth largest economy in Nigeria while commending Obiano's prudent and expertise management.He said that only Lagos, Abuja and Rivers states were ahead of Anambra in terms of economic prosperity.Soludo gave the assessment [...]

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    Chidoka, ex-aviation minister, joins Anambra governorship race

Chidoka, ex-aviation minister, joins Anambra governorship race

Osita Chidoka, former minister of aviation, has joined the race for the Anambra state governorship election slated for November 18.Speaking on Monday at a consultative meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Otuocha, near Awka, the state capital, Chidoka said his desire to run for the position was to serve the people.Chidoka, a former corps marshal of the Federal [...]

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    Policeman killed in gun battle with ‘robbers’ in Onitsha

Policeman killed in gun battle with ‘robbers’ in Onitsha

The Anambra state police has confirmed the death of an officer allegedly killed by suspected armed robbers at Nkpor flyover along the Onitsha/Enugu expressway in the state.Hassan Musa, the divisional police officer (DPO) in Ogidi, who confirmed the attack, told journalists on Wednesday that the tragic incident occurred around 9pm on Tuesday.“We took the dead and the wounded to Borromeo [...]

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    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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June 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK324.50413. 31363.50
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