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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Shuttle Drivers Strike Grounds Awka

…As Keke Operators, Citizens, Protest Harassment by Security Officials It was confusion and frustration in Awka capital, Thursday, when a sudden strike action by commercial shuttle bus drivers left commuters stranded, even as their tricycle (keke) counterparts protested alleged harassment by those they described as masked security officials, reports Jude Atupulazi. Commuters were seen stranded at different bus stands as ...

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Soludo Flags Off Reconstruction of Awka North Roads

By Chioma Ndife In line with the commitment of Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s administration to open up rural areas of Anambra State, the state governor, September 17, flagged-off the rehabilitation of a 26km Amansea-Ebenebe-Ugbenu-Oba Ofemmili road project. The flag-off of the road project which will be completed within 16 months was in celebration of Governor Soludo’s six years in office as ...

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Be Part of Restructuring Call, Journalist to ASUU

By Chioma Ndife A journalist and public affairs analyst, Mr. Polycarp Onwubiko, has enjoined ASUU to add what he described as their formidable voice to the nationwide calls for the restructuring of the lopsided Nigerian Federation to reinvent true fiscal federalism. Onwubiko who spoke to newsmen in Awka noted that ASUU had failed to face the stark reality of the ...

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COUTH CMD Proposes Master Plan for Hospital

By Jude Atupulazi and Chioma Ndife The Chief Medical Director of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, COOUTH, Awka, Hon. Dr. Joe Chukwudi Akabuike, has proposed the establishment of a master plan geared at transforming the hospital to be at par with international standards. He made the disclosure recently in his office during in a chat with Fides, saying that ...

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Soludo’s 6 Months in Office: A Good Start

As part of activities marking his first sixth months in office, the Anambra State governor, Prof Charles Soludo, Saturday, 17 September, flagged off the construction and rehabilitation of about 60.34 kilometers of roads across the state. The event began by flagging off the rehabilitation of the 26-kilometer Awba-Ofemili-Amansea Road, which, he assured, would be completed within a record time of ...

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Hoodlums Can’t Define our Youths – Soludo

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Anambra State governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has said that hoodlums operating under the name of unknown gunmen will not be allowed to brand the entire youths of the state as criminals. The governor also pledged to take the youths of the state off crime through support for creativity and small businesses embarked upon by them. Soludo ...

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Amansea Community Hails Soludo on Road Projects

By Chioma Ndife Some indigenes of Amansea Community have commended the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, for flagging-off the rehabilitation of the 26km Amansea-Ebenebe-Ugbenu-Awba Ofemmili Road Project, noting that people from the area have been subjected to various forms of danger while plying the route. The community through their traditional ruler, Igwe Peter Chukwuma Anigbogu, described the flag-off ...

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Man in Police Net for Killing Driver with Machete

By Ikeugonna Eleke A man identified as Akpa Lebechukwu from Enugu State is cooling off in police custody after attacking and killing a bus driver with a machete Fides gathered that the incident happened at Okija Junction, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, last Sunday at about 12.05pm, where the driver who was coming back from Lagos, and heading ...

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2023: Dunukofia Monarchs Task Subjects on Need to Collect PVCs, Vote Wisely

By Ikeugonna Eleke Traditional rulers in communities around Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State have tasked their subjects on the need to collect their permanent voter cards (PVCs), and also get involved in the election process. The monarchs, under the umbrella of Dunukofia Traditional Rulers Council, expressed confidence that if Nigerians all accepted to participate in the election process ...

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Voting Across Ethno-Religious Lines Will Further Divide Nigeria – Miyetti Allah

By Ikeugonna Eleke The leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) in the South-East has said that voting along ethno-religious lines in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections will further divide Nigeria. The group urged Nigerians to vote for the most credible presidential candidate instead, saying Nigerians should shun primordial sentiments. The chairman of the group in the South East, ...

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