Monthly Archives: August 2020

Anambra Central Monarchs, Obiano, on Collision Course

All is not well between traditional rulers from Anambra Central and the Anambra State Government. This followed the suspension, July 24, 2020, of the Chairman of Anambra Central Traditional Council, Igwe Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu, by the Anambra State Government. Jude Atupulazi writes. In a press statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba, ...

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Greed, Corruption, Destroying Nigeria – Bishop Ezeokafor

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, says greed and corruption are destroying Nigeria. Bishop Ezeokafor, who stated this in his homily of a Holy Mass, during his pastoral visit at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Parish, Nimo, Njikoka LGA, Anambra State, exhorted those breeding greed and corruption to desist from such. The Catholic ...

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School Closure, No Longer Making Sense

Since March this year, schools in Nigeria have remained shut owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The closure of schools was followed by the closure of markets, churches and public gatherings. However, since then, while the other aforementioned institutions have been reopened, schools have remained shut. Within the week came the announcement that senior secondary classes would resume briefly for the ...

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Eid-el-kabir: Zaria Residents Decry Hike in Ram Prices

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh …Traders Lament Low Patronage Some residents of Zaria metropolis have decried hike in prices of rams and other livestock as Muslim faithful prepare for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, reports Alexander Johnson Adejoh. Eid-el-Kabir is an annual event observed by Muslim faithful in which they sacrifice rams, sheep, cows and other livestock, in accordance with the Quran. The ...

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Hon. Okolobu Donates Twin Boreholes with 6 Overhead Tanks to Umudioka, Awka

Abuchi Onwumelu The Chief Executive Officer of Arimez International Limited, Hon. Arinze Okolobu, recently handed over two motorized boreholes he single-handedly built for his community, Umudioka Obunese Village Awka, in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State. Handing over the two completed projects to Umudioka elders, Hon Okolobu said the project was in honour of his brother and friend, ...

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Schools to Reopen, August 4 – FG

Alexander Johnson Adejoh & Precious Ukeje All secondary schools in the country are to resume academic activities August 4, 2020, the Federal Government has said, report Alexander Johnson Adejoh and Precious Ukeje. This was made known to newsmen in a statement issued by the Director of Press and Information, Ministry of Education, Bem Goong, Monday, July 27, 2020. The statement ...

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Johnbosco Onunkwo Foundation Visits, Provides Palliatives for Victims of Erosion

By Precious Ukeje & Uchechukwu Enem Following a heavy erosion which destroyed many houses and consequently displaced residents of Obeleagu Street, Inland Town, Onitsha, the Johnbosco Onunkwo Foundation, a humanitarian organization, has visited the affected persons in the area. The visit which was made on Saturday, July 25, 2020, according to the Director General, Johnbosco Onunkwo Foundation, Chinemerem Oguegbe, was ...

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Archbishop Okeke Blesses Bishop’s Court for Awka Diocese

By Chioma Ndife Upon the completion of bishop’s court for the Catholic Diocese of Awka, the Metropolitan See of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, last Tuesday, July 28, blessed the court located at Adazi-Nnukwu in Anaocha LGA, Anambra State. The newly blessed Bishop’s court will provide a residential abode for the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Diocese, ...

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Hon Cater Wants Improved Healthcare Delivery

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Chairman, House Committee on Health and the member representing Aguata I State Constituency, Hon. Cater Dike Nnamdi Umeh, has called on Governor Willie Obiano to direct the Commissioner for Health to, as a matter of urgency, seek avenues to improve delivery in the healthcare system through Public Private Partnership (PPP) opportunities. According to Hon. Cater, ‘A ...

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Obi Hails Adesina’s Exoneration, Backs Him for 2nd Term as AfDB President

Jude Atupulazi The exoneration of African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, by an Independent Review Panel set up to investigate allegations of ethical wrongdoings leveled against him, is a welcome development which paves the way for his second term as President of the Bank. This was the view of the Vice Presidential Candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ...

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