Thursday, July 18, 2019

Anambra

    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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    EXTRA: Masquerades ‘invade Anambra church, try to abduct priest’

EXTRA: Masquerades ‘invade Anambra church, try to abduct priest’

The Anambra police command says it has arrested three masqueraders for allegedly disrupting a church programme in Idemili north local government area of the stateNkeiruka Nwode, spokesman of the command, told journalists on Saturday that the suspects attacked worshipers on Friday night at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke."Three masqueraders have been arrested in connection with the church attack," Nwode [...]

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    Obiano promises to boost tourism sector of Anambra

Obiano promises to boost tourism sector of Anambra

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, has revealed plans to boost the tourism sector of his state.Speaking at the state executive council meeting in Awka on Monday, Obiano said there were plans to construct access roads to the famous Ogbunike Cave in Ogbunike and the Ogbaukwu caves and waterfalls in Owerre Ezukala town.The governor said concrete footpaths would be constructed to [...]

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    Anambra to sack teachers who can’t recite state’s values 

Anambra to sack teachers who can’t recite state’s values 

The Anambra government says it will sack teachers who are unable to recite the state's shared values.Kate Omenugha, the commissioner for education, said this on Tuesday while speaking at a training programme organised for teachers in the state.Omenugha expressed disappointment over the inability of some of the teachers at the various training centres to recite the values.“If you can’t recite [...]

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    Obiano fires all political appointees

Obiano fires all political appointees

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, has sacked all his political appointees.Affected in the new development are heads of government ministries, departments and agencies; commissioners, special assistants as well as other non-civil servant appointees.A memo signed by Solo Chukwulobelu, secretary to the state government, directed the appointees to hand over their handover reports to their second in command before Friday, [...]

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    APGA’s Umeh wins Anambra central senatorial seat

APGA’s Umeh wins Anambra central senatorial seat

Victor Umeh of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has won the Anambra central senatorial rerun election conducted on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The senatorial election took place in seven local governments of Anambra including Njikoka, Awka north, Idemili south, Dunukofia, Awka south, Anaocha and Idemili north.APGA won in the seven council areas in the result announced [...]

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    Anambra central rerun: INEC ad-hoc staff abandon duty posts, protest pay

Anambra central rerun: INEC ad-hoc staff abandon duty posts, protest pay

Low voter turnout characterised early voting in the Anambra central senatorial district rerun election organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).NAN reports that in Awka south, Awka north, Dunukofia, Njikoka, Idemili north, Idemili south and Anaocha local government areas, electoral officials were at the polling units by 8am on Saturday.At Aroma junction I and II polling units in Awk [...]

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