Monthly Archives: April 2020

Dr Chinedu Umeadi urges community stakeholders to extend love to their most indigent and vulnerable

By Jude Atupulazi As the battle to cushion the economic effects of the lockdown in Anambra State rages, the Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation (DCUF), 24th April, reached out to the most indigent and vulnerable in Abagana Community in Nikoka LGA, Anambra State. The chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Chinedu Umeadi (Agunechemba Abagana), while speaking to newsmen, thanked the Government of ...

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No Face Mask, No Work, Head of Service Tells Anambra Civil Servants..Keeps Mute On Resumption Date

By Abuchi Onwumelu In line with the Anambra State Government’s directive to Ndi Anambra to ensure that they make use of face mask each time they have need to leave their homes, the Head of Service, Anambra State, Barr. Harry Udu, has mandated all public servants in the state to provide face masks for themselves or risk sanction. Speaking exclusively ...

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As Churches Reopen

It was cheering news to learn about the decision of the Anambra State Government to allow worship to restart in churches in the state after a month’s shutdown. Worship had been stopped in churches as one of the stern measures to combat and limit the spread of the coronavirus in the state. The shutdown of churches was among other measures ...

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COVID-19 Update: Anambra Churches To Re-Open

By Jude Atupulazi Churches in Anambra State can now open again in the aftermath of the shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic. This is coming after one month since the Anambra State Government announced the ban on worship. In a statewide broadcast, Saturday, April 25, the governor, Chief Willie Obiano, said churches could now reopen for worship but on condition that ...

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Ramadan Starts Today – Sultan

BY SUNNY A. IJOMAH The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has announced the commencement of Ramadan 2020 as today, Friday, April 24. This followed the sighting of the moon yesterday, April 23. The Sultan made the announcement on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Network Service at his palace in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria. ...

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COVID-19: Hon. Nwafor Distributes Food Items to Abba Community- Insists on Adherence to them health tips

By Mercy Hill As the stay-at-home order resulting from the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic continues to take effect, well-meaning individuals and organizations in Anambra State have continued to assist the indigent through donations of food items and cash, to help cushion the effects of the situation. One of such gestures recently came from Hon. Nwafor Christian, an illustrious ...

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COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?

This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago but have been encouraged by ...

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Ministry of Sports Writes NFF, Demands Welfare Plans for Players

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYS) has demanded for a welfare plan for players and officials from chiefs of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Fides gathered. In a letter dated May 11, 2020 and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the FMYS, Mr. Gabriel Aduda, the President of the NFF, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, ...

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COVID-19: Deputy Speaker Fetes Constituents

By Abuchi Onwumelu Rt. Hon. Pascal Agbodike, right, presenting a relief material to a constituent The Deputy Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Pascal Agbodike, has distributed food items worth millions of naira to his constituents to cushion the effects of the sit-at-home order on them. The event which took place at his compound in Mbosi, Ihiala ...

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