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Monthly Archives: July 2019

CAF Shortlist AFCON 2019 Top 5 Best Goals: Ighalo, Mahrez Listed

The 2019 African Cup Of Nations has just been concluded in Egypt with Algeria Champions of Africa this year. A total of 102 goals were scored at the AFCON 2019 and CAF has now shortlisted the five best goals from the tournament. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) Vs Nigeria Algeria Desert Foxes’ winger, Riyad Mahrez’s stoppage-time free-kick goal which secured the AFCON ...

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Anambra CP Visits FRSC Boss, DSS Director

By Abuchi Onwumelu In continuation of his visit to heads of other Security Agencies in the State, the new Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP John B. Abang, last Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the Sector Commander, FRSC, Anambra State Command, Mr Andrew Kumapayi. The CP also paid a similar visit to the Director, Department of State Services ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Rejects RUGA

. . Urges NASS, Monarchs to Join By Abuchi Onwumelu The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Excellency, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, has rejected any plan to establish a RUGA Settlement in any part of the South East, describing it as a misnomer, reports Abuchi Onwumelu. The Bishop’s condemnation comes in the wake of plans by the Federal Government to ...

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Making Nigeria Great is the Responsibility of All Nigerians – Bishop Ajakaye

The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev. Felix Femi Ajakaye described the redemption of the image of the Nigerian nation as the responsibility of all Nigerians, irrespective of their status, religion, ethnicity or position in society. He therefore challenged all Nigerians to be proactively responsive to their responsibilities in their respective ways of life and situations. He added that ...

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By Ikeugonna Eleke The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, COOUTH has suspended its two-month old strike action. A press statement signed by the president and secretary of the group, Dr Obinna Aniagboso and Dr Chidiebele Egolum, respectively, which was made available to Fides in Awka, called on members to resume work as early as 8am last Wednesday. Part of the statement read, ‘We take this bold step in good faith with the expectation that the state government and management of COOUTH will not relent in their end until our agreed objectives are fully actualized.’ Resident doctors in the hospital had on 13th May announced their resolve to embark on an indefinite strike, and were also joined by their Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), thereby crippling the hospital. Attempts by the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, to pacify them with the promise to pay the new minimum wage had been rebuffed by the group, which insisted that their demands were more than just improved salaries. One of the grievances of the group included; alleged failure of the state government to honor its agreement to implement full CONMESS for doctors and upgrade diagnostic facilities as befitting of a tertiary health centre. The doctors said their struggle was just and needed to be addressed in order to retain trained, experienced personnel and improve the standard of clinical services in COOUTH. The group said, ‘We noted the request of His Excellency (Obiano) for ARD to suspend its strike in order to give government a little time to complete the ongoing personnel audit and financial analysis. ‘We also took cognizance of the resolution of the NMA leadership and elders meeting which advised ARD to suspend the strike for one month along with the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN). ‘We considered the plight of our teeming patients who have become stranded and deprived of quality care throughout our protracted industrial action. ‘We also accepted the concessions made by Management on internal issues bordering on conditions of service and withheld remuneration, and intend to cooperate to ensure its full implementation. ‘Considering the foregoing, the general congress passed a resolution to suspend its industrial action for one month and to resume work on Wednesday, 17th July, by 8am,’ the statement read.

By Chioma Ndife The wife of the Governor of Anambra State, and founder of the NGO, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ), Dr. (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano, has condoled with the National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Oye and family, on the death of their daughter whom she described as a young mother in her prime. In a ...

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Chidoka to Raise N10m for Soldiers Killed by Boko Haram

By Ikeugonna Eleke Chief Osita Chidoka, former minister of aviation, is organizing a 48 km run/walk to raise the sum of $30, 000, which is an equivalent of N10million, for the families of soldiers who lost their lives in the war against Boko Haram. Chidoka who said most of the soldiers were from the South, disclosed that the charity walk ...

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Obiano Woos US Investors for Modular Refineries in Anambra

. . Says, State’s Per Capita, Best in Africa By Ikeugonna Eleke The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, who is currently in the City of Orange, New Jersey, USA, has called for investors in diverse areas, especially for the construction of modular refineries in the state. Obiano in an address presented to mark the signing of a mutually beneficial ...

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Anambra Resident Doctors Suspend 2-Month Strike

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, COOUTH has suspended its two-month old strike action. A press statement signed by the president and secretary of the group, Dr Obinna Aniagboso and Dr Chidiebele Egolum, respectively, which was made available to Fides in Awka, called on members to resume work as early ...

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Man Allegedly Battered, Dismissed by OCHA Brigade, Begs Obiano for Help

By Ikeugonna Eleke A former employee of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra State (OCHA Brigade), a paramilitary agency established to ensure a healthy environment, Mr Ernest Nwufoh, is crying out to the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, for help after he was allegedly physically assaulted by the Managing Director of the agency, Mr Douglas Okafor. Nwufoh was on 11 June ...

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NYCN Coordinators Visit Fides Boss

. . . Seek Fatherly Advice, Support By Mercy Hill In a quest to create awareness against illicit drug use, cultism, as well as create a platform for youth development and growth through talent hunt and arts exhibitions, the Anambra State Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has set up a 21- member planning committee to organize ...

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