Monthly Archives: March 2020

ANAMBRA STATE AND POLICE GAMES 2020

By Nwabueze Akabogu The cheering news that the Nigeria Police High Command had chosen Anambra State to host the upcoming 2020 Biennial Police games was received by the good people of Anambra State (Ndi Anambra) with great joy and excitement. The decision of the Police High Command to select Anambra State for the historic games clearly underscored the general belief ...

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An Open Letter to the Bishop

Respecting the Rights of Igbo Speaking Congregation During Masses By Ereodichukwu B. Anulunko The motivation to write this piece derived from the article I read titled, ”Do we have faith in Priests or in God?’ written by Jude Atupulazi on the 19 -25th January edition of the Fides newspaper. The thrust of the article was on how some Priests of ...

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Message Of His Holiness Pope Francis For Lent 2020

“We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor 5:20) Dear Brothers and Sisters, This year the Lord grants us, once again, a favourable time to prepare to celebrate with renewed hearts the great mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus, the cornerstone of our personal and communal Christian life. We must continually return to ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Defines Lenten Season

By Abuchi Onwumelu As Christians all over the world begin the observation of the Lenten Season, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, has described Lenten Season as a period of penitence, fasting, prayers and reconciliation. The chief shepherd of Awka Diocese who stated this at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Ifitedunu, in Dunukofia Local Government ...

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Police Games: Why Anambra is Hosting – Oli

By Jude Atupulazi The chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission, Mr Tony Oli, says the hosting of the 2020 Police Games by the Anambra State Government is aimed at providing facilities that will serve the sporting needs of the state in the long term. The 2020 Police Games will be taking place in Anambra State from the 29th of ...

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FG Committed To Making Onitsha River Port Work, Muoghalu

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Managing Director, National Inland Waterway Authority, NIWA, Dr. George Moghalu, has assured that the Federal Government is committed to making the Onitsha River Port functional in no distant time. Moghalu stated this during the 2nd Sensitization Seminar of Stakeholders by NIWA under the theme; “Reforming the Maritime Sector in Onitsha, Priority Areas, Potential Projects and the ...

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Anambra State Launches OGP Action Plan, Anti-Corruption Strategy

. . . Partners BudgIT to Promote Fiscal Transparency By Chioma Ndife The Anambra State Government sequel to the MoU signed with BudgIT on Open Budget System to promote fiscal transparency, has launched an Action Plan for Open Government Partnership and Anti-Corruption Strategy in the state. The Action Plan, geared at building more involvement of the citizenry in government affairs, ...

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New NDLEA Boss Reels out 2-Month Achievements

By Abuchi Onwumelu The new Anambra State Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Mohammed Idris, says the command, between January and February 2020, seized 5441.5248kg of assorted drugs in the state and also arrested about forty-five suspected drug traffickers Those arrested included 42 males and three females. The arrest and seizures took place between January and ...

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One Dead Four Injured as Commercial Bus, Motorcyclist Collide

By Ikeugonna Eleke At least one person has been confirmed dead, while four others escaped with varying degrees of injuries in a road mishap that involved a commercial bus and a motorcyclist in Mbosi Junction, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State last Tuesday. The incident which happened at about 12:30hrs on Tuesday, saw a crash involving a shuttle bus ...

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Anambra Police Kill 3 Robbery Suspects, Arrest 2, Recover N.9m

By Ikeugonna Eleke Police in Anambra State on Thursday killed three out of five armed robbery suspects, who engaged them in a duel after a robbery operation. SP Haruna Mohammed, the State Command’s spokesman who announced this in a press statement, said the suspects were killed in Onitsha. Haruna said, ‘On 13/2/2020, at about 2:02pm, the Command Puff-Adder operatives in ...

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