Friday, September 21, 2018

Anambra

    Anambra poll: INEC switches to manual over card readers letdown

Anambra poll: INEC switches to manual over card readers letdown

Challenges with card readers have been a recurring problem at various local governments in the ongoing Anambra state governorship election.A notable case is that of Eri Primary School, Otuocha, where Willie Obiano, governor of the state and aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), cast his vote.The card reader failed and the governor had to undergo manual accreditation before [...]

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    How it went: Anambra governorship election

How it went: Anambra governorship election

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    #AnambraDecides: Bomb scare in Onitsha ahead of governorship poll

#AnambraDecides: Bomb scare in Onitsha ahead of governorship poll

Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have reportedly been discovered in Onitsha, Anambra state.The IEDs were said to have been found on Friday near a police station in Onitsha north local government area.The development is coming a few hours to the commencement of the state’s governorship election.A resident in the area told TheCable on phone that the devices were sighted around 1pm [...]

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    ‘No funny behaviour’ — NSCDC warns 14,000 personnel deployed for Anambra poll

‘No funny behaviour’ — NSCDC warns 14,000 personnel deployed for Anambra poll

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it deployed 14, 000 personnel for Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra to boost the number of personnel provided by other security agencies.The corps said the measure was also to guarantee confidence of the people in the provision of adequate security for the election.Abdullahi Muhammadu, the commandant-general of the corps, gave the [...]

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    Journalist found dead in Anambra after going missing for four days

Journalist found dead in Anambra after going missing for four days

A cameraman with the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Ikechukwu Onubogu, has been found dead four days after he was declared missing by members of his family.Although the cause of his death remained sketchy, NAN gathered that the late Onubogu, who was at home with his wife, was said to have received a phone call in the afternoon on November 12.Sources [...]

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    Four arraigned over Ozubulu church attack

Four arraigned over Ozubulu church attack

Four suspects were on Thursday arraigned before an Anambra state magistrate court sitting at Ozubulu over their alleged involvement in an attack on St Philip’s Catholic Church.No fewer than 13 persons were killed and another 22 wounded in the August 6 attack on worshippers.The suspects arraigned were Chinedu Akpunonu (44), Vincent Ike (57), Chukwudi Ugwu (30) and Onyebuchi Mbanefo (46), [...]

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    Anambra: CSOs raise the alarm over election security

Anambra: CSOs raise the alarm over election security

Civil society organisations, under the umbrella of Situation Room, have expressed concern over the security situation in Anambra state ahead of the governorship election.The CSOs say the redeployment of police personnel may have led to a breakdown in inter-agency committee on election security.The inter-agency committee oversees the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness in terms of security.In a statement made available to [...]

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    Anambra poll: I will win without thugs or bribes, says Chidoka

Anambra poll: I will win without thugs or bribes, says Chidoka

Osita Chidoka, governorship candidate of United Progressives Party (UPP) in Anambra, says he is confident of winning the November 18 governorship election in the state.In a statement on Thursday, Chidoka said with the strong messages in his campaigns, Anambra citizens spoke with one voice in support of the UPP “and we do not take that for granted".While thanking his supporters [...]

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    Obaze woos voters: Anambra badly broken, you deserve better

Obaze woos voters: Anambra badly broken, you deserve better

Oseloka Obaze, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday's governorship election in Anambra, says the state is "badly broken".In an interview with NAN on Thursday, Obaze said he made himself available to be the chief servant of the state in order to offer his “wealth of experience”.He said he desires to transform the state to have "a semblance of [...]

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    Ojukwu’s son dumps APGA for APC — three days to Anambra poll

Ojukwu’s son dumps APGA for APC — three days to Anambra poll

Emeka Ojukwu jnr, son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ojukwu made his declaration on Wednesday in Awka at a rally for Tony Nwoye, the APC candidate for the November 18 Anambra governorship election.President Muhammadu Buhari, John Odigie-Oyegun, APC national chairman; 12 APC governors, [...]

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    Buhari orders reinstatement of Obiano’s security aides

Buhari orders reinstatement of Obiano’s security aides

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the reinstatement of the security aides of Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.According to the statement, Obiano complained directly to President Buhari about the withdrawal of his security aides.He was said to have issued the complaint when the [...]

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    Ahead of Anambra poll, IPOB insists Igbo must boycott ALL south-east elections

Ahead of Anambra poll, IPOB insists Igbo must boycott ALL south-east elections

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has again asked the Igbo to boycott all elections that will be conducted in the south-east.The group said beginning with the November 18 Anambra governorship election, there should be no voting in the region "to prove we are no longer interested in anything concerning Nigeria".IPOB had asked the government to conduct a referendum in [...]

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    IGP to Obiano: Your security aides will be back after Anambra poll

IGP to Obiano: Your security aides will be back after Anambra poll

Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police, says the withdrawal of the security aides attached to Anambra governor Willie Obiano was to prevent the re-occurrence of past elections.Idris gave the explanation during election stakeholders’ forum organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday in Awka.Obiano had during the forum raised the alarm that he woke up on Tuesday morning [...]

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    Anambra poll: Army arrests three ‘IPOB members’ as police deploy 26,000 officers

Anambra poll: Army arrests three ‘IPOB members’ as police deploy 26,000 officers

No fewer than 26,000 police officers have been deployed to Anambra to provide security cover for Saturday’s governorship election in the state.This was announced in a statement on Tuesday by Mohammed Baba-Busu, a media aide to the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris.The statement said the IG gave the figure at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral [...]

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    Obiano’s security aides ‘withdrawn’ — four days to Anambra poll

Obiano’s security aides ‘withdrawn’ — four days to Anambra poll

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, says his security aides have been withdrawn, a few days to the state's governorship election.Speaking on Tuesday at an election stakeholders meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Obiano said he wants his security details returned "immediately".Obiano said the withdrawal is a sign of what will come in the coming days."I want my [...]

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    NOA to Anambra voters: Ignore IPOB, security agencies will protect you

NOA to Anambra voters: Ignore IPOB, security agencies will protect you

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on Anambra voters disregard threats by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and turn out to exercise their civic rights.The state's governorship election is scheduled to hold on Saturday.IPOB had warned voters not to participate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. The group threatened that anybody who comes out to vote "will [...]

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