Monthly Archives: August 2019

Anambra to Train 10,000 Teachers on Computer Literacy

. . . We’re Trying to Empower Teachers, not Victimize them – Omenugha By Jude Atupulazi Intent on giving the children of the state an education that is globally competitive, the Anambra State Government through the Ministry of Basic Education, is organizing a three-week computer literacy programme for ten thousand teachers in the state. Speaking to Fides in Awka, against ...

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Anambra Legislature Gets 29 New Standing Committees

. . . Condoles With APGA Boss over Daughter’s Death By Abuchi Onwumelu The Anambra State House of Assembly last Tuesday inaugurated twenty-nine new standing committees with a call on the committee members to use their expertise and legislative acumen to better the lots of Ndi Anambra by embarking on oversight functions toministries, departments and parastatals as and when due. ...

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Police Arrest 4 Teenage Cultists in Anambra for Raping Female Student

By Ikeugonna Eleke At least, four teenage cultists were among 44 suspected cultists arrested by men of the Anambra State Police Command, Fides has gathered. A press statement by the Anambra State command’s spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, stated that operatives of Operation Puff-Adder, in conjunction with the Special Anti-Cult Unit (SPACS), arrested the suspects after it raided various hideouts and ...

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Anambra Govt To Tackle Girl-child Dropout From Schools

By Sunny A. Ijomah Anambra State government has reiterated its commitment to tackling the high rate of girl-child dropout from schools. Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omenugha, said this in Awka while hosting Women Information Network (WINET), a non-governmental organisation. She regretted that keeping girls in schools and teaching them sexual reproductive health rights had remained a huge challenge ...

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Digipreneur Week 2019 Finds Bearing in Awka

By Mercy Hill The Anambra State Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy with support from the Ministry of Tourism and the Anambra State Youth Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy Council, recently organized a week training program for young people in the state,to effectively harness and inculcate in them, the use of digital skills for development and value orientation. The ...

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St Camillus De Lellis Chaplaincy, Unizik, Visits Calabar

. . . Discover Who You Are, Create A Niche – Fr. Martin Anusi By Mercy Hill and Chioma Nnagbo As part of her yearly programme to build ties, form bonds, strengthen relationships, as well as redefine young people’s perception about life, St. Camillus De Lellis Chaplaincy, Unizik, Okofia Campus, took over forty final year medical students on a three-day ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Condemns Killing of Enugu Catholic Priest By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen

. . Calls for Arrest of Perpetrators By Abuchi Onwumelu The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has condemned the killing of Enugu Catholic Priest by Rev. Father Paul Offu by suspected Fulani herdsmen. It was gathered that the assailants allegedly to be Fulani herdsmen yesterday’s evening along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu Local Government Area ...

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Nigeria: A Paradise Lost

By Jude Atupulazi Last Thursday on my way to work, I stopped by to see my mechanic to fix a little problem in my car. While he was at it, I saw two young Hausa boys that couldn’t have been more than eighteen years. They were shoe shiners. As they walked, looking for customers, I observed how at peace they ...

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APSON Takes Anti-Piracy War To Consumers

By Michael-Jude Nwolisa and Mercy Hill A humanitarian organization known as Anti-Piracy Association of Nigeria, APSON, has declared its readiness to fight piracy to a standstill in Nigeria through a massive consumer awareness campaign. The Organization which started on August 28, 2018, in Anambra State, is collaborating with security agencies to actualize its goal. The founder of the group, Mr. ...

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