Monthly Archives: May 2020

Distraught Woman Gets Succour from Govt, Individuals

…Thanks Fides, Others Sequel to a viral video of Madam Maria Nwaobachili, an elderly woman who complained of the devastating effect of the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, which was first published on the Facebook page of Fides Media, the Anambra State Government, through its Ministry of Women’s Affairs, as well as individuals, have come to her rescue, Mercy ...

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Obiano, Awka Town, Suspend Imo Awka

…As Awka Youths set to Defy Order This year’s Imo Awka Festival will not hold. This follows the decision of the Anambra State Government and the Awka Development Union (ADUN) to have the festival suspended as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, write Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson Adejoh and Precious Ukeje, with additioal reports from ...

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Coronavirus, Not Death Sentence – Mbachi

By Chioma Ndife The general public in Anambra State has been urged to avoid the stigmatization of persons affected by the coronavirus and increase campaign geared at sensitizing the populace on precautionary measures against the spread of the virus. Mrs. Ngozi Mbachi, a community leader, who made the appeal to women at Aboatulu kindred Women Meeting, Avomimi Village, Enugu-Ukwu, Anambra ...

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More Than 600 Nigerian Christians Killed in 2020, New Report Says

Christians in Nigeria faced escalating persecution and a mounting death toll in the first four months of 2020, a new report has said. In a report issued on 15 May, the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) said that 620 Nigerian Christians have been killed since the beginning of the year, and mapped a campaign ...

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Coronavirus: Anambra Lawmaker Calls for Return of 2020 Budget

…Says Budget Review needs to Reflect Key Sectors By Chioma Ndife The lawmaker representing Dunukofia Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu, has called on the executive arm of government to return the 2020 budget to the State House of Assembly. He said the return of the budget to the State Assebly House was to enable ...

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COVID-19: YESS Anambra Donates N360, 000

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Youth Earnestly Seek Soludo (YESS) group, recently harkened to the call to Ndi Anambra to assist the state government in the fight against coronavirus by the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, by donating the sum of N360, 000 to the Anambra State Government COVID-19 Support Funds Account as part ...

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Awka Residents Lament over Lockdown

…Say Curfew will still affect commercial activities. By Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson, Adejoh and Precious Ukeje. The immediate effect of coronavirus on Nigerians is already being felt as traders in the popular Eke Awka Market in Awka, Anambra State expressed their thoughts. These were made known in an interview conducted by Fides to ascertain the effect of the lockdown occasioned ...

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How Community and Social Development Agency Empowers Anambra Communities

By Ejike Anyaduba It may not be public knowledge, but the Anambra State Community and Social Development Agency- Additional Financing (CSDP-AF), one of the World Bank assisted projects in the state, has empowered a lot of poor communities in the state without attracting attention to itself. These communities, scattered across 12 of the local government areas of the state, are ...

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Bishop Okpaleke’s 7-Year Episcopacy, a Milestone of thanksgiving

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Various reactions from people, on Thursday, May 21, greeted the 7-Year Episcopal Anniversary of the first Catholic Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese, Most Rev Peter Ebere Okpaleke, describing it as a milestone for thanksgiving to God. To the Rector of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia-owned St Dominic Savio Seminary, Akpu, Rev Fr Maximus Okonkwo, the first bishop of ...

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We Must Re-evaluate the Recruitment Process of Our Leaders – Obi

By Mercy Hill The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election, Mr. Peter Obi, has called for the re-evaluation of the recruitment process of leaders in Nigeria, irrespective of their leadership positions. Obi who spoke on AIT on Monday, May 11, 2020, said until Nigeria re-evaluated the way they chose their leaders at all ...

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