Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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    Anambra asks FG for N1bn to fight coronavirus

Anambra asks FG for N1bn to fight coronavirus

The Anambra government has requested N1 billion from the federal government for the fight coronavirus. C-Don Adinuba, commissioner for information and public enlightenment, made the request in a statement on Sunday. He said Willie Obiano, the governor, has dedicated a bank account domiciled in a new generation bank to mobilise funds in preventing the spread of the disease to the state. Adinuba said [...]

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    Anambra community accuses SARS of ‘land encroachment’, petitions IGP

Anambra community accuses SARS of ‘land encroachment’, petitions IGP

Abagana, a town in Anambra state, has asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), to call officials of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) to order.  Abagana is the headquarters of Njikoka local government area in the state. In a petition dated March 4, community members under the aegis of Abagana Welfare Union accused some police officers of taking sides in a land [...]

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    Five Chinese test negative for coronavirus in Anambra, says commissioner

Five Chinese test negative for coronavirus in Anambra, says commissioner

Vincent Okpala, commissioner for health in Anambra, says five Chinese citizens have tested negative to coronavirus in the state. The commissioner made this known at the state house of assembly, on Friday. Members of the assembly had summoned Okpala and his information counterpart to brief them on efforts they were making to prevent the virus in the state. The commissioner said the Chinese [...]

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    Chimamanda stages ‘literary evening’ to end 2019 creative writing workshop

Chimamanda stages ‘literary evening’ to end 2019 creative writing workshop

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    Police: IPOB members killed two of our men in Anambra

Police: IPOB members killed two of our men in Anambra

The Anambra state police command has accused members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of killing two of its officers. In a statement on Monday, Haruna Mohammed, the command's spokesman, said the officers were attacked while attempting to arrest one Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer, in Oraifite community in the state. According to Mohammed, when the officers arrived at Ejiofor's house, armed [...]

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    Anambra govt bans movement of petrol tankers in daytime

Anambra govt bans movement of petrol tankers in daytime

The Anambra government has banned petrol tankers from moving during the daytime in the state. Don Adinuba, the state commissioner for information and public enlightenment, announced the restriction order on Friday. In a statement, Adinuba said the restriction followed recent cases of tanker fire disasters recorded in the state. He said the restriction was in order to save the lives and properties of [...]

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    Another petrol-laden tanker explodes in Onitsha

Another petrol-laden tanker explodes in Onitsha

Less than 48 hours after a petrol-laden tanker caused a fire outbreak in Ochanja area of Onitsha, Anambra state, another tanker has ignited an inferno in the city. On Wednesday, a woman and her child were killed in the fire at Ochanja market while more than 100 shops were reportedly razed. Emeka Obinwa, executive assistant on State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to the governor, [...]

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    Firefighters: We were attacked while trying to put out Onitsha fire

Firefighters: We were attacked while trying to put out Onitsha fire

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) says a mob stopped its men from accessing the scene of Wednesday’s fire incident at Ochanja market in Onitsha, Anambra state. Ugo Huan, spokesman of the agency, said this in a statement on Thursday. “The Federal Fire Service received a call about the fire outbreak around 2pm,” he said. “The control room at the headquarters in Abuja immediately [...]

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    Peter Obi to Ngige: Your achievements can’t stand mine

Peter Obi to Ngige: Your achievements can’t stand mine

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, achieved little when he governed Anambra. Obi said what Ngige achieved as governor of the state cannot be compared to his records in his eight years of leadership. The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this while reacting to comments credited to the minister [...]

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    Osinbajo: Anambra has a special place in Buhari’s heart

Osinbajo: Anambra has a special place in Buhari’s heart

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Anambra has a special place in President Muhammadu Buhari's heart. Osinbajo said this at an All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders meeting in Awka, Anambra state, on Friday. He said the victory of Buhari at the last general election,  nomination of persons from Anambra into the cabinet and the execution of "important" projects in the south-east is ushering [...]

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    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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    VIDEO: The moment fire consumed container filled with card readers

VIDEO: The moment fire consumed container filled with card readers

A container laden with card readers meant for February 16 presidential and national assembly elections were burnt beyond recognition at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka, Anambra state. The cause of the incident is yet to be known. INEC officials preparing for the elections which are just four days away had to flee. Below is a video [...]

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    Container laden with card readers on fire at INEC office in Anambra

Container laden with card readers on fire at INEC office in Anambra

A container laden with card readers meant for February 16 presidential and national assembly elections is currently on fire at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka, Anambra state. The incident sparked confusion as INEC officials preparing for the elections scuttled to safety. The cause of the fire outbreak had not been ascertained as of the time of [...]

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    Corpses burnt ‘beyond recognition’ in Anambra mortuary

Corpses burnt ‘beyond recognition’ in Anambra mortuary

A fire outbreak erupted at the mortuary section of a general hospital in Anambra state on Saturday, consuming corpses. The fire was said to have started around 5:40pm at the hospital located at Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka local government area of the state. Relatives, who had deposited remains of their loved ones at the mortuary, were said to have besieged the hospital and [...]

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    Police rescue priests kidnapped in Anambra

Police rescue priests kidnapped in Anambra

The Catholic priests abducted at Nneyi Umeri area of Anambra have reportedly been rescued by the police. The Anambra state police command made the announcement in a statement issued on Friday by Haruna Mohammed, its spokesman. The clerics were abducted by suspected gunmen on Monday while on their way back from Onitsha. According to the statement, the victims were rescued on Thursday after [...]

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    VIDEO: Osinbajo boards canoe to flood-ravaged Anambra community

VIDEO: Osinbajo boards canoe to flood-ravaged Anambra community

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo rode on a canoe to Otuocha, a community ravaged by flood in Anambra state. The vice-president was accompanied by Willie Obiano, governor of the state; Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state; Chris Ngige, minister of labour; and Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). He pledged the commitment of government to assisting those affected by the [...]

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