Monthly Archives: May 2020

ADDRESS BY BISHOP PETER OKPALEKE ON HIS INSTALLATION AS BISHOP OF EKWULOBIA DIOCESE

Your Grace, Archbishop Valerian Maduka Okeke, Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province,Your Grace, Archbishop Guido Filipazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, Your Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus C. Ezeokafor, Bishop of Awka Diocese, Your Lordship, Most Rev. Solomon Amamchukwu Amatu, Bishop of Okigwe; Your Excellencies, other Bishops here present; Your Lordship, Rt. Rev. Dr. Samuel C. Ezeofor, the Anglican Bishop of Aguata ...

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Banks in Awka Violate NCDC Directives ..Accuse Customers of Stubbornness

The social distancing directive by the Anambra State Government was flouted by banks and their customers in Awka, Anambra State, as the customers stormed banks in the state to carry out transactions, report Alexander Johnson Adejoh, Ukeje Precious and Mercy Hill. At some of the places visited by Fides last Tuesday, it was observed that some of the customers were ...

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Anambra Keke Union Sensitizes Members, Distributes 15,000 Masks

By Chimezie Ibedu As a contribution to raising public awareness on the novel coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging countries of the world, tricycle transport operators have sensitized members in Anambra State on precautionary measures to safeguard the health of drivers and passengers alike. This was the focal point at the sensitization campaign held at the popular UNIZIK Temporary Site Junction, Awka, ...

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Umeadi Foundation Gives Palliatives to Stranded UNIZIK Students

By Chioma Ndife As world leaders pledge billions for COVID-19 vaccine and research, Dr. Chinedu Umeadi Foundation (DCUF) has pledged more support and love to the most vulnerable and needy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Students Union Government appeal to DR. CHINEDU UMEADI FOUNDATION – (DCUF) for assistance as some of the students who were not able ...

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Anambra Students to Wear White Face Masks on Return to School

In its continuous effort to combat the deadly coronavirus in Anambra State, ahead of the resumption of schools in the state, the government has directed that students be made to wear white face masks, while teachers are permitted to wear masks of various colours, report Precious Ukeje and Alexander Johnson Adejoh. This was even as the date for students’ resumption ...

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As Anambra Returns to Life

Last Monday, work resumed fully in Anambra State after the Government of Chief Willie Obiano lifted the restrictions on movement and worship in the state. The previous day masses and services were held in churches which witnessed a new lease of life after almost five weeks. Obiano’s decision to lift restrictions followed the zero status of the state on the ...

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Anambra Fire Service Boss Tasks Citizenry on Safety Tips

Mercy Hill and Alexander Johnson Adejoh Engr Martin Agbili, the Director and Chief Fire Officer of Anambra State Fire Service, who doubles as the Chairman, Nigeria Society of Engineers, (NSE) has urged Anambrarians to ensure they switch off all electrical appliances before leaving their houses to avoid preventable fire outbreaks. Engr Agbili made the call in an exclusive interview with ...

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Anambra during the Lockdown

By Chioma Ndife Human activities returned to normalcy in Anambra State on the 4th of May, following the relaxation of the lockdown earlier imposed by Governor Willie Obiano to curtail the spread of coronavirus pandemic, otherwise known as Covid-19, in the state. The lockdown which had grounded social and commercial activities across the state, took effect in Anambra State on ...

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Anambra NUJ Urges Govt to Partner with Journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Anambra State Chapter, has urged the state government to partner Journalists in the state for better coordination and management of information, reports Alexander Johnson Adejoh. This was made known in a statement signed by Emmanuel Ifesinachi (KSJI, JP) and Emma Udeagha, the Union’s Chairman and Secretary in the state respectively. The umbrella body of ...

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Civil Servants Resume: Awka South LGA Upholds COVID 19 Measures

By Uchechukwu Enem Going by governor’s directives to all civil servants to resume work on 4th May 2020, Fides took a walk to Awka South Local Government Headquarters at Amawbia, to observe the COVID 19 measures compliance. At the headquarters, the Chairman of Awka South LGA, Hon. Leo Nwuba, said that offices were already taking precautions of the deadly disease. ...

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