Monthly Archives: February 2021

No Double Ration, Group Warns Guber Aspirants

By Jude Atupulazi Aspirants in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State have been warned against taking the people for a ride by gunning for the guber election while still serving elective positions. A political pressure group, Equity Movement, Turn by Turn, who disclosed in a press statement made available to Fides through its chairman, Hon Gaius Ezeh, in ...

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Protests Trail Hike in Keke Fare in Awka

By Cynthia Igbokwe People living within Awka and environs have cried out about the hike in the fare charged by keke or tricycle riders. Fides gathered that the tricycle operators though banned from operating on the highways by the Anambra State Government, are heavily patronized by members of the public who see their services as offering one of the easiest ...

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Anambra Speaker Visits Ongoing International Conference Centre

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Right Honorable Uche Okafor, says the International Conference Centre, Awka on completion, will create massive employment for the youths and boost the internally generated revenue of the state. The Speaker disclosed this when he embarked on the inspection of the ongoing project alongside members of the House as part of ...

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New CP Identifies Cultism, Land Dispute, Others, as Highest Sources of Insecurity in Anambra

By Ikeugonna Eleke The new Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Monday Kuryas, has identified some causes of insecurity in the state, with a pledge to tackle them all. Kuryas who was recently posted to the state, at a maiden press conference to announce his assumption of duty, said cultism, land dispute, kingship tussle, kidnapping, one-chance robbery and others, ...

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Ime Obi Idemili Visits Ohaneze Anambra President Pledges Support

By Abuchi Onwumelu The representatives of the Ime Obi Idemili North/South have paid a courtesy visit to the President of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Anambra State Chapter, Chief Emeka Udodeme at the State Secretariat of the Apex Igbo Socio-Cultural Organization. Speaking shortly after arriving the Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Anambra State office, last Wednesday, the leader of the delegation, Chief Edwin Ekwuno, ...

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Education Commissioner Makes Case for Mother Tongue, Multilingualism

…As Fides Director, journalist lend voice As the United Nations marked the International Mother Language Day, Sunday, February 21, 2021, with the theme, “Fostering Multilingualism for Inclusion in Education and Society”, the Commissioner for Education in Anambra State, Professor Kate Azuka Omenugha, has taken sides in support of mother language and multilingualism, report Precious Ukeje and Adejumoke Alebiosu. Prof. Omenugha ...

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JohnBosco Onunkwo Wants Frs Akpu, Oliobi, Immortalised

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba High Chief Engr JohnBosco Onunkwo, the Founder of JohnBosco Onunkwo Foundation, has called for the immortalisation of two former seminary formators of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, the late Rev Fr Paul Belonwu Akpu and the late Rev Fr Raphael Ikem Oliobi. High Chief Onunkwo, who made the call in his remarks at the funeral ceremony organized ...

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Protest by Nkerehi Women, against the Law

By Jude Atupulazi A lawyer,  Mr Gozie Okafor, has described the recent protest by some women from Nkerehi Community against a prominent son of Umuchukwu, Dr Godwin Maduka, as a breach of the law. Umuchukwu is in Orumba South LGA of Amanbra State. Speaking with Fides in Awka, Okafor, while conceding that the country’s constitution recognized people’s freedom to protest, ...

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Lent is a Season of Spiritual Warfare Against Devil, Archbishop Kaigama Declares

Archbishop Ignatius kaigama of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has described Lent as a period of spiritual warfare against the devil or his agents who cause multidimensional evils in our world. The Prelate noted that in Nigeria today some of the evils confronting our country include kidnapping, banditry, murderous activities of armed gunmen who kill people and rape women; immorality ...

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NGO Names ‘Dirty Dozen’ Top Contributors to Sexual Exploitation

By Christine Rousselle The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) on Tuesday announced its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of the top mainstream contributors to sexual exploitation. Some entities on the list profited off the coronavirus pandemic in the last year while contributing to sexual exploitation, the center said. As the pandemic resulted in the closure of schools and cancellation of ...

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