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Journalists Laud COOUTH CMD, Akabuike, on Strides in Hospital

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council, has commended the Chief Medical Director of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) for introducing fresh innovations for care of patients in the hospital. The NUJ gave the commendation when its executive and some other members of the Union led by the Council Chairman, Comrade Odogwu Emeka ...

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11 Year-Old Boy Kidnapped in Awka Church, Abandoned at Amawbia

By Ikeugonna Eleke An 11 year-old boy was on Sunday kidnapped by a syndicate, comprising an elderly man, and another middle aged man who was described as a tricycle rider. One Ogazi Ejesieme, who disclosed the news of the kidnap, said the victim was his nephew and was taken from Annunciation Catholic Church, Awka, where the boy had attended mass. ...

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Anambra CP Charges Journalists to Embrace Investigative Journalism

By Jude Atupulazi The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, CP Echeng Echeng, has charged media practitioners in the state to always bring to play the practice of ethical investigative journalism, especially in building social peace and enhancing public safety. The CP made this disclosure, Monday, while reacting to a report published about an 11-Year-old boy kidnapped during Mass In Anambra ...

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Fight against Sexual Assault, Gender-Based Violence – Obinabo Releases Emergency Call Line

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Commissioner for Women’s and Social Welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo, has issued a warning to sexual predators that sexual assaults and gender-based violence will no longer be tolerated in the state. She issued the warning while fielding questions from newsmen in her office in Awka. Mrs Obinabo noted that since assumption of office as the Anambra State ...

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Keke Riders Protest High Tax in Awka, Block Expressway

Motorists plying the Awka-Onitsha Expressway were last Wednesday subjected to a harrowing experience following the blockage of the road by drivers of commercial tricyclists, otherwise known as Keke, who were protesting what they termed high taxation by the Prof Soludo-led government in Anambra State, reports Jude Atupulazi. The tricyclists said the new regime of levies introduced by the state government ...

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Labour Party Grants Recognition to Obi Support Group

By Peter Nwasike The Labour Party (LP) has granted recognition to a support group to a Peter Obi support group called Peter Obi Liberation Team (POLIT) when they visited the State Chairman of Labour Party, Hon. Ugochukwu Emma Emeh, at his office, Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area, recently. The leader of the group, Mrs. Sylvia Obi, said the performance ...

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Ban on Spy Numbers: Anambra CP Sets up Enforcement Team

By Jude Atupulazi In furtherance of the IGP’S recent order banning possession and usage of Police SPY Vehicle Number Plates across the country, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, CP Echeng Echeng, has established an enforcement team to ensure full recovery of all Police spy plate numbers in Anambra State. The CP, while addressing the Command’s Area Commanders, Divisional Police ...

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Anambra Police Command Reacts to Alleged Extortion by Operatives,Begins Investigation

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Anambra State Police Command has reacted to the allegation of extortion by some operatives of the Command at Onitsha Central Police Station. A human rights activist and coordinator of Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation, Harrison Gwamnishu, had narrated an incident of arrest, involving operatives of the Anambra State Police Command. Gwamnishu said a man named Chidiebere ...

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Misplacement of Priority

By Fr. Pat Amobi How time flies! The Latin people would say, “Tempus fugit.” The Germans say, “Die Zeit fliegt.” I celebrated my fortieth birthday as a post-graduate student in Germany nineteen years ago. By coincidence I was born on April Fool Day. It is generally said that a fool at forty is a fool forever. Thank God I became ...

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Kansas Archbishop: Catholic Church Attacks Are ‘Un-American’

By Katie Yoder The Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas condemned the recent attack on a local Catholic church ahead of the state’s vote on a pro-life amendment. “This attack and others targeting Catholic churches in Kansas and across the country are not only vulgar but un-American,” Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann said in a July 10 statement. Over the weekend, ...

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