Friday, November 16, 2018

Anambra

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    Obiano’s security aides ‘withdrawn’ — four days to Anambra poll

Obiano’s security aides ‘withdrawn’ — four days to Anambra poll

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, says his security aides have been withdrawn, a few days to the state's governorship election.Speaking on Tuesday at an election stakeholders meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral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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    We must vote to avoid state of emergency, Oduah tells Anambra voters

We must vote to avoid state of emergency, Oduah tells Anambra voters

Stella Oduah, senator representing Anambra north, has said it is imperative for voters to turn up at the polls in next Saturday’s governorship election.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Oduah said if the people failed to vote, they would be giving room for a possible declaration of a state of emergency.She said since the constitution does not allow for [...]

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    ‘If you vote, you will die’ — IPOB threatens Anambra voters

‘If you vote, you will die’ — IPOB threatens Anambra voters

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned voters in Anambra not to participate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.The election is scheduled to hold on November 18.In June, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, said there would be no election in Anambra unless the federal government calls for a referendum.He also said the south-east would not participate in [...]

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    UNN SUG president impeached ‘for looting N4m’

UNN SUG president impeached ‘for looting N4m’

Ezeja Joshua, president of the student union government at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has been impeached for allegedly looting N4 million from the union’s account.Ezeja was impeached alongside two other members of his cabinet, the vice president and director of transport. [...]

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    Police corporal arrested for ‘abduction, rape’ of teenager

Police corporal arrested for ‘abduction, rape’ of teenager

The Anambra state police command has confirmed the arrest of Bara’u Garba, a police corporal, who allegedly defiled a 14 years old girl.Garba Umar, the state commissioner of police, said at a news conference in Awka on Monday that the incident occurred “recently".He said the suspect abducted the minor near her residence at Hausa Quarters, Asaba, and kept her in [...]

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    Buhari to hit streets of Anambra for APC

Buhari to hit streets of Anambra for APC

Mohammed Abubakar, Bauchi state governor, says President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the final governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state.The governorship election is scheduled for November 18.The Bauchi governor disclosed this while speaking with journalists after meeting with Buhari and Tony Nwoye, the party's governorship candidate in the state, on Friday.Abubakar said he presented Nwoye to [...]

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    I will win Anambra guber election if INEC is unbiased, says Obiano

I will win Anambra guber election if INEC is unbiased, says Obiano

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be free and fair in the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 18.Obiano said this on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock villa, in Abuja.The governor said necessary measures are being taken to guarantee a peaceful election in the state.He expressed optimism [...]

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    THE LIST: Candidates of Anambra governorship election

THE LIST: Candidates of Anambra governorship election

The Independent National ElectoralCommission (INEC) has released a list of the 37 candidates vying for the November 18 governorship election.The electoral body has also stated its preparedness for the exercise.Below is a list of the candidates:S/N STATE NAME OF CANDIDATE SEX PARTYANAMBRA1 GOVERNOR UJU UCHENDU OZOKA F AADEPUTY THERESA NNALUE F AA2 GOVERNOR NWEZI FELIX AMECHI M AGAPDEPUTY OKEKE FLORENCE NJIDEKA F AGAP3 GOVERNOR OBY KATE OKAFOR F ACDDEPUTY ONYEKWULUJE CHIDI UZOMA M ACD4 GOVERNOR AKUNWATA EJOH OJIBA M ACPNDEPUTY EBELE ONYINYE ANGEL F ACPN5 GOVERNOR PAUL CHUKWUDI OBIANASO M ADCDEPUTY FRANCIS AMECHI AGUMADU M ADC6 GOVERNOR IFEANYICHUKWU OKONKWO M ADPDEPUTY NNADOZIE NDUJEKWU IKE M ADP7 GOVERNOR NWOYE [...]

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    Anambra election: Alex Ekwueme’s daughter emerges Obaze’s running mate

Anambra election: Alex Ekwueme’s daughter emerges Obaze’s running mate

Chidi Ekwueme-Onyemelukwe has emerged the running mate of Oseloka Obaze, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the November 18 Anambra governorship election.She is the daughter of Alex Ekwueme, a former vice-president.Obaze said her experience in SMEs will help complement his efforts if he eventually wins the election.He added that Ekwueme-Onyemelukwe was picked after “painstaking consultations” and from a shortlist [...]

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    Ifeanyi Ubah drags PDP to court over Anambra governorship primary

Ifeanyi Ubah drags PDP to court over Anambra governorship primary

Ifeanyi Ubah, a governorship aspirant on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform in the forthcoming poll in Anambra, says only the court could stop his ambition.He alleged that the party’s primary election conducted to pick its candidate for the poll was fraught with irregularities and that the party leadership had refused to address his complaints about it.Ubah made this known at [...]

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    PDP back to era of imposing candidates, says Stella Oduah

PDP back to era of imposing candidates, says Stella Oduah

Stella Oduah, one of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship aspirants in Anambra, said she withdrew from the party’s primary election on Monday because candidates were imposed on the party.The lawmaker made this known in an interview with NAN.She described the development as unacceptable, particularly for a party that was just trying to get its footing after undergoing a major [...]

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    Obaze defeats Oduah, Ubah, clinches Anambra PDP ticket

Obaze defeats Oduah, Ubah, clinches Anambra PDP ticket

Oseloka Obaze has been declared winner of the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state.Obaze polled 672 votes to defeat other aspirants like Ifeanyi Ubah, chairman of Capital Oil, and Stella Oduah, senator representing Anambra north.About 958 party delegates participated in the election.The exercise is coming a day after the All Progressives Congress (APC) held [...]

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    Nwoye defeats Andy Ubah to emerge APC gov candidate in Anambra

Nwoye defeats Andy Ubah to emerge APC gov candidate in Anambra

Tony Nwoye, a member of the house of representatives, has emerged winner of the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Anambra state.Nwoye scored a total of 2,146 votes to defeat his closest rival, Andy Ubah, a serving senator, who got 931 votes.George Moghalu, APC’s national auditor, followed with 525 votes while Bart Nwibe came fourth with 414 votes [...]

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    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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