Monthly Archives: October 2018

How Sars Collected N6m ‘Ransom’ To Free Abducted Businessman In Anambra

By Ikeugonna Eleke The executive director of International Human Rights and Equity Defence Foundation (I-REF), Barr Justus Ijeoma, has recounted a chilling story of how SARS operatives in Anambra allegedly abducted a businessman, Ugochukwu Oraefo, and extorted a total of N6million from him. Ijeoma, a human rights lawyer who briefed journalists in Onitsha, Wednesday, however said that the money extorted ...

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2 Brothers Arraigned for Killing Cousin in Ihiala

By Ikeugonna Eleke An Anambra State High Court sitting in Ihiala under Justice R.O. Onunkwo, Friday, October 19, arraigned two brothers, Chidiebere Okeke, male, 45; and Monday Okeke, male, 48; both of Umuohi Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, over alleged murder of their 39-year-old cousin, Okwuchukwu Okeke. Prime Witness (PW1) in the matter, Ibuodinma Benjinus, had ...

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Stockpile Foodstuffs Before November 6 – NLC Tells Nigerians

All seemed set for a full blown workers strike as the joint labour unions advised Nigerians to stockpile foodstuffs to last them for a long time ahead of November 6 nationwide strike to compel government to introduce a new minimum wage of N30,000. In Asaba, the organised labour on Tuesday held a mass sensitisation protest as prelude to the planned ...

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Igbos Celebrate New Yam Festival In Ghana

The Igbo Community in Ghana on Saturday, September 22, 2018, converged on the Efua Sutherland Park in Accra to celebrate the new yam festival, known as iri ji. It is customary among the Igbo that before the new yam is consumed after the harvest, the crop, known as the king of food, is celebrated to thank God for the successful ...

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International NGO Donates Goats to Academically Distinguished Pupils

By Chioma Ndife An International Non-Governmental Organization, ORA has donated goats to 12 academically distinguished pupils of Santa Maria Nursery and Primary School, Nibo, Awka South LGA of Anambra State to promote academic excellence among pupils. The goat awards were given to pupils who took first position in Santa Maria School Nursery and Primary School, Nibo, a school controlled by ...

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FCE (T) Umunze Gets New Deputy Provost

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Governing Council of Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, has appointed the former Dean, Students Affairs of the College, Dr Christopher Chuks Ugwuogo, as the new Deputy Provost of the institution. Dr. Ugwuogo’s appointment as the new Deputy Provost of Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Anambra State, came following the expiration of the tenure of ...

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KSM Awka Sub-Council Engages on “Walk for Life” for Healthy Life

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba As part of her health programmes to ensure healthy life and graceful ageing of her members, the Knights of St Mulumba (KSM) Nigeria, Awka Sub-Council, alongside their ladies, on Saturday, October 20, 2018, held her 1st Walk For Life Activity. The event tagged, “2018 Pro-Life Activity”, which was held at St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, Anambra State, ...

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APGA Auditor’s Daughter, Chizaram Marks 2 Years Birthday

By Abuchi Onwumelu It was a celebration galore recently in Awka as Chizaram Nchekwube, the daughter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Auditor, Anambra State Chapter, Hon. Nchekwube Anthony Dunga, marked her 2 years birthday. The colourful event which took place at Awka residence of Dunga, had friends of Chizaram, school mates, family friends and the political associates of ...

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Minimum Wage: Labour rejects N22,500

. . . Goes back to N66,500 demand . . . Says no more negotiation THE organised labour on Wednesday rejected the N22,500 proposal by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, as the new Minimum Wage. Briefing journalists at the Labour House, Abuja, President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba said with the new twist of things by the government, labour ...

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