Monthly Archives: July 2022

Doing the Little Things

One of the hallmarks of a responsible and responsive government is its ability to feel the pulse of the people it governs and this therefore means feeling their pains too and taking measures to alleviate or banish such pains. In developed societies governments go out of their way to protect the people from discomfort and are prompt in responding to ...

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Lawmakers Hold Valedictory Session for Fallen Colleague, Hon Okechukwu

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The chambers of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Awka, last Tuesday, witnessed members of the 7th Assembly dressed in black, to mourn their departed colleague, Hon Okechukwu Okoye, who was killed and beheaded on 21st May, 2022, by the hoodlums terrorizing the state. It was heart wrenching as emotions enveloped many as  a valedictory session was ...

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Nri Clan Inaugurates Ezumezu Umunri

By Chioma Ndife Nri Clan has inaugurated the Ezumezu Umunri, a socio-cultural body geared towards improving and unifying the Nri Dynasty to its history. The inauguration which took place at the Obu Umunri Palace, Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Council Area of Anambra State last Thursday, 14th July,  attracted representatives from Amawbia, Nawfia, Enugwu-Agidi, Nri, Nnokwa, Enugwu-Adazi and Presidents General, traditional rulers, ...

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As Family Demands Justice

By Jude Atuplazi The family of the beheaded Anambra Lawmaker, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, has called on the Government of Anambra State led by Prof Chukwuma Soludo and the Anambra Assembly to fish out those that killed their son. Mr David Okoye, brother to the late lawmaker, made this appeal in his speech at the valedictory session held in honour of ...

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PTA Teachers’ Recruitment: Anambra Assembly Assures of Amicable Resolution

By Chioma Ndife The Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on public petitions has assured of amicable resolution of the matter between the upgraded PTA teachers and the Ministry of Education. The committee gave the assurance during their meeting with the two groups held at the House of Assembly complex in Awka, last Friday, 15th July. Recall that about one ...

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Anambra Govt Takes Demolition of Illegal Structures to Old Airport Site, Oba

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Anambra State Joint Taskforce against Illegal Structures and Shanties, last Tuesday took their activities to the Old Anambra Airport site located at Oba, in Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State. The exercise was on the orders of the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, that all unapproved buildings at the old airport site be demolished. The ...

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1,360 Killed, 51, 000 Rendered Homeless in S’East by Military, Rights Group Alleges

By Ikeugonna Eleke A civil rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) has alleged that security operatives have killed no fewer than 1,360 persons and rendered 51,000 people homeless in the South-East in 20 months. The group stated this in a press release made available to Fides in Awka on Monday by its board of ...

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Supporters Besiege Atiku’s Birthday Post to Describe Obi as Incoming President

By Ikeugonna Eleke Supporters of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, have besieged a Facebook post by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to declare Obi as Nigeria’s incoming president. In a post made on Tuesday, Alhaji Atiku wished Obi well on his 61st birthday. He wrote, ‘On behalf of my family, ...

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Illegal Structures: Osha Traders Do It Themselves to Avoid Destruction By Govt Task Force

By Jude Atupulazi Market unions under the umbrella of Onitsha South Shop Owners Traders Association of Nigeria (OSSOTAN), have taken it upon themselves to decongest illegal structures along the streets and roads in their markets to avoid government’s task force intervention. The decision by the traders came on the heels of the pulling down of a part of a church ...

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I Have Known Bishop Okoye Even Before His Consecration As Bishop – Most Rev Rhoades

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Catholic Bishop of Fort Wayne, South Bend, Indiana, United States of America, Most Rev. Kevin Rhoades, says he has known the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, His Lordship Most Reverend Jonas Benson Okoye, even before his consecration as a bishop, when he worked as a Judge in America. Most Rev. Rhoades who stated this on Saturday, ...

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