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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Poor Facilities Cripple Learning at Basden Special Educ Centre

…Principal Seeks Govt, Public Intervention The Principal, Basden Memorial Special Education Centre (Secondary School section), Isulo, Mrs Chinwe Patience Eziechina, has sought the intervention of the public and government in special education schools across Anambra State, to help improve teaching and learning among teachers and students who have impairment in speaking. Story by Alexander Johnson Adejoh, Precious Ukeje and Nkechi ...

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COOU, ASUU Disagree Over School Resumption

…We Are Going on with Lectures, Exams – VC; No, We Are On Strike – ASUU-COOU By Abuchi Onwumelu The members Academic Staff Union of Universities, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) chapter and the Management of the varsity have disagreed over school resumption in the various campuses of the University. Addressing newsmen at the ASUU-COOU complex located at Igbariam Campus, ...

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Incessant Molestation of Officials Worries ARTMA

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Managing Director and CEO of Anambra State Road Traffic Management Agency (ARTMA), Mr. Patrick Chiezugo Obiefuna, has berated what he described as incessant molestation of ARTMA officials on duty across the state by those he referred to as recalcitrant drivers. Obiefuna said contrary to the erroneous impression that officials of the traffic agency were the ones ...

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Anambra Health Care: Indigent Patients Cry for Help

By Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson Adejoh, Precious Ukeje and Nkechi Amunike Indigent patients in some hospitals in Anambra state have called on public spirited citizens to come to their aid, so that they can foot their bills and get all required care. Some of these patients disclosed that they had been discharged but could not return home because of their ...

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Anambra Police Arrest, Parade 80 Suspected Cultists, Recover Fire Arms

Police in Anambra State has arrested and paraded 80 persons suspected to be cultists. The suspects were arrested at various times within the month of September, and at various locations in Anambra State, police spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed. Mohammed said the arrests were done in order to stem the tide of cultism and other nefarious activities in the state, ...

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Osinbajo, Obi Agree on Need for More Investment in Education

The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and the vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, have both spoken on the need for the government to pay attention to education, saying that a nation’s development is directly proportional to the level of educational investment in the nation. Speaking at the TECHISD ...

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SURESUCCESSng Hosts Second Skill Acquisition Training for Men, Women in Awka

By Jude Atupulazi Another round of a skill acquisition training for youth and women will hold in Awka and environs from Thursday 1st to 8th October, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Awka. According to the coordinator, SURESUCCESSng, Mrs Ngozi Akosa, the participants will once again be trained on hair dressing-weaving, braiding, fixing hair extensions, makeup and gele tying. They ...

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British Prime Minister’s Son Baptized a Catholic

The son of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was baptized a Catholic earlier this month, the Diocese of Westminster said Tuesday. In a statement Sept. 22, the diocese said: “We can confirm that Wilfred Johnson was baptized in Westminster Cathedral on Sept. 12, 2020, in a private ceremony, attended by both parents and a small number of guests, in keeping ...

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Bishops Warn on Consequences of Financial Inducements for Terrorists

Catholic Bishops of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have expressed concern over the present situation of the Nigerian nation stressing that ominous clouds of violence have enveloped the country while most of the states in the Northern part “are in the grip of purveyors of violence and death. They also warned on the consequences of financial inducement for the perpetrators of the ...

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