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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Archbishop Okeke Fetes Osha Correctional Centre Inmates

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha, His Grace Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, recently visited the Federal Correctional Centre, Onitsha, where he feted and celebrated a Eucharistic Mass for the inmates, staff and other faithful of the Correctional Centre. In a homily, Archbishop Okeke urged the faithful to be carriers of peace and joy in their environment and prayed ...

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How Owner of SUMEC Fireman Generator Was Killed

By Abuchi Onwumelu Anambra State born billionaire and owner of Fireman Generators, Chief Ignatius Odunukwe, who went missing since first week of December 2019, has been found dead. He hailed from Oraukwu in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to reports, the billionaire was killed, cut into pieces and his body packed into a ”Ghana Must Go” ...

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Killing of CAN Chairman, Industrialist Wants Security Beefed up in Churches, Schools

By Jude Atupulazi Churches, especially the Catholic Church, have been advised to launch a security fund to raise money to beef up security in churches and schools. An Industrialist, Chief Francis Nwabachili, who gave this advice in his office in Nimo, Njikoka LGA, said doing such had become necessary in view of the increasing danger Christians faced in the country, ...

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SOS: Loretto Needs You

. . . Black Friday at Loretto, School Run in Tears By Chinecherem Efobi The Best Secondary School in Nigeria, award winning Catholic Diocese of Awka owned Loretto Special Science School, Adazi-Nnukwu, was in tears last Friday 17th January 2020, as one of her biggest hostels with the capacity of about 100 students, got razed by fire. School Run was ...

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Enugwu-Ukwu Indigenes/Residents Protest Closure of Union Bank

By Abuchi Onwumelu Following the alleged plans by the Management of Union Bank PLC to close down and relocate the Enugwu-Ukwu Branch of the bank the indigenes and residents of Enugwu-Ukwu Community, in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, have called on the Management of the bank to rescind its decision of relocating the bank. Customers of the bank, ...

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7 Arraigned in Anambra for Illegal Toll Collection

By Ikeugonna Eleke No fewer than seven suspects have been arraigned for their involvement in illegal toll collection at various locations in Onitsha and environs. The seven accused persons were apprehended on Jan. 13 by a combined team of law enforcement agents operating with the State Ministry of Transport’s Anti Touting Squad. Presiding Magistrate, Anambra State Revenue Mobile Court sitting ...

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Southeast Needs Own Amotekun

The governors of the South-West recently launched Amotekun, a local security outfit, to protect the region from incessant attacks supposedly by armed herdsmen and other criminal elements. It was widely celebrated in the national media and drew support from other regions of the country except, understandably, the north, which controls the Federal Government. Unsurprisingly, the Federal Government, few days after ...

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Obi, an Award Most Deserving

By Jude Atupulazi Former Anambra Governor, Mr Peter Obi, may have won many awards in his day. But to me, of all these awards, only two stand out: the Papal Knighting and the Governor of the Decade Award he won last Monday, January 20, by This Day Newspapers. The beauty of these two is that he got them after he ...

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Anambra Guber: Group Wants Woman as Deputy Governor

By Abuchi Onwumelu As the gubernatorial election draws closer in Anambra State, a Non-Governmental Organization under the aegis of The Girl Child Destiny for Better Tomorrow, has advocated for a woman to be selected as the next deputy governor. Speaking to newsmen in Awka, the group’s coordinator, Amb Lady Maryann Ekeh-lzuchukwu, suggested four names for possible consideration with special emphasis ...

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There is no justice in the Supreme Court

By Uche Amunike I am a proud daughter of Imo State, even though most people think I am from Anambra. I love my state and will always be thankful to the Almighty for blessing her with lots of human resources. Lately, news around the cyber space has centred around Imo state. Top on the list is the robbery carried out ...

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