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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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    Onitsha fire: Buhari asks FRSC, transport ministry to work harder

Onitsha fire: Buhari asks FRSC, transport ministry to work harder

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the victims of the tanker explosion in Onitsha, Anambra state.A petrol-laden truck, which lost control, exploded after ramming into some buildings in the Upper Iweka axis of the city, on Wednesday.The incident sparked confusion among residents and traders at nearby Ochanga market, where over 100 shops were reportedly razed.The state police command said a woman and [...]

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    ICYMI: Woman, baby killed in Onitsha inferno

ICYMI: Woman, baby killed in Onitsha inferno

The Anambra police command says a yet-to-be-identified woman and her child were killed in the petrol tanker fire incident which occurred on Wednesday in Onitsha.Haruna Mohammed, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the death in a statement.Mohammed said the bodies of the unidentified woman and her baby were deposited at Toronto Hospital, Onitsha.He said the fire, which [...]

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    ‘Many trapped’ as petrol-laden truck explodes near Onitsha market

‘Many trapped’ as petrol-laden truck explodes near Onitsha market

Many people in Onitsha, Anambra state are "currently trapped" in their houses as a result of a fire outbreak in the commercial city.A resident said a petrol-laden truck, which lost control, exploded after ramming into some buildings in the Upper Iweka axis of the city.The incident sparked confusion among residents and traders at nearby Ochanga market.Over 100 shops were reportedly [...]

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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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    Armed men kill two policemen in Onitsha

Armed men kill two policemen in Onitsha

Two armed who have been terrorising Onitsha and its environs, on Monday killed two policemen and escaped with one AK47 rifle.A witness said the armed men, who rode on motorcycle, took the policemen unaware and shot them at close range near Tracas junction, Upper Iweka axis of Awada, near Onitsha.The source, who pleaded anonymity, said one of the policemen, an [...]

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    Group vows to resist attempt to ‘disrupt’ the history of Yoruba land

Group vows to resist attempt to ‘disrupt’ the history of Yoruba land

A group known as the Igbimo Odo Yoruba has expressed dissatisfaction with the claim that the Igbo were the first set of people to settle in Ile Ife, Osun state.Ile-Ife is regarded as the ancestral land of the Yoruba ethnic group.Alfred Achebe, obi of Onitsha, made the claim while speaking at the first Chinua Achebe International Conference organised by the [...]

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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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    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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    Man brutalised by 2 soldiers gets cash gift from army

Man brutalised by 2 soldiers gets cash gift from army

The Nigerian Army has offered clothing and undisclosed amount of money as succour to Chijioke Orakwu, a physically challenged man, who was assaulted by two military police officers in Onitsha, Anambra state.The officers had manhandled Orakwu at New Market Road in the cosmopolitan city for allegedly wearing army camouflage.Sagir Musa, deputy director, public relations, 82 division of the Nigerian srmy, [...]

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    Army arrests officers who brutalised physically-challenged man in Onitsha

Army arrests officers who brutalised physically-challenged man in Onitsha

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested the two soldiers who brutalised a physically-challenged man in Ontisha, in Anambra state.Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, disclosed this in a statement issued after the video of the incident went viral.The statement said the soldiers had been charged by their commanding officer.“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a [...]

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    TRENDING: Soldiers beat physically-challenged man for wearing camouflage

TRENDING: Soldiers beat physically-challenged man for wearing camouflage

Two soldiers descended mercilessly on a physically-challenged man for putting on camouflage Onitsha, one of the cities in Anambra state.In a video, which one Ifeanyichukwu Emmanuel uploaded on Facebook, the wheel chair of the victim was seized from him and thrown to a corner.The officers, who were communicating in Igbo language, were heard saying: “Stubborn! Stubborn!”One of them had a [...]

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    DSS arrests dollar hawkers in Awka, Onitsha

DSS arrests dollar hawkers in Awka, Onitsha

The Department of State Service (DSS) raided some markets in Awka and Onitsha in Anambra state on Friday, in search of illegal foreign currency hawkers.A trader at the Eke Market in Awka told NAN that some persons were arrested.He said the DSS operatives also carted away huge sums of foreign currencies seized from the hawkers.“We scampered for our lives when [...]

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    Gunmen attack NTA Onitsha, burn down building

Gunmen attack NTA Onitsha, burn down building

Suspected gunmen on Wednesday attacked the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) office in Onitsha, Anambra, torching some equipment and the Star Times section of the premises.Chris Nwigwe, acting manager of the station, told NAN in Onisha that the incident occurred at about 1:40am.“Some armed men tried to attack the staff on duty but only succeeded in burning down the Star Times building,” [...]

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    NSE launches job portal ahead of ‘transparent’ recruitment

NSE launches job portal ahead of ‘transparent’ recruitment

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has launched an online job portal for recruitment across the country, with a promise to be transparent in its recruitment process.The exchange said the portal was meant “to attract top talent and optimize its recruitment process”, while enhancing its recruitment capability, increasing turnaround time and providing a consumer-friendly candidate experience.NSE, as an employer, said the recruitment [...]

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    Obiano commends Guinness for revamping eye hospital in Onitsha

Obiano commends Guinness for revamping eye hospital in Onitsha

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, has commended Guinness Nigeria Plc for revamping an eye hospital in the Onitsha area of his state.Speaking at the re-commissioning of the project, Obiano said residents of the state would not need to go abroad for eye treatment anymore.He said the organisation has been involved in the provision and management of quality eye care [...]

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