Editorial

How Effective is Anambra’s Ban on Open Grazing?

Last Monday night, a ghastly accident was recorded along the Timber Market stretch of the Awka/Onitsha Expressway between a driver of a private vehicle and a cow which resulted in the death of the cow, while the fate of the driver remained unknown as at the time of this editorial. This is not the first time such an accident has ...

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Quick Fix Needed for Awka Traffic Situation

To say that residents and people doing business in Awka Capital City are tired of the lingering chaotic traffic situation in the city is to state the obvious. Indeed, since the blocking of the road that passes through the Anambra State Police Command Headquarters, it has been one long traffic nightmare for road users in the capital city as they ...

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Rising Cases of Juvenile Delinquency

All over Nigeria, cases of morally decadent children are on the rise, with the trending story of the Chrisland School, Lagos, episode, still hitting hard on the sensibilities of people. Without going into the grisly details of what happened in the trending videos of the incident, it suffices to say that a hard look has to be taken on modern ...

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Let’s Reclaim our State

The raiding of a criminal hideout by some youths of Ichi Community which led to the arrest of one of the lynch pins of the chaos in Anambra State may well be the catalyst needed to rid the state of the hoodlums hiding under the guise of freedom fighting to bring misery to the citizens. The raid came on the ...

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Wanted: South East Collabo on Security

On Friday, April 2, the governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, convened a meeting of stakeholders of the state to brainstorm on the way out of the security logjam that has bedeviled the state. Part of the resolutions reached at the meeting was the holding of prayers in all the churches simultaneously last Monday by 11 am. The aim ...

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Soludo, So Far So Good

We have watched the actions and body language of Anambra’s new governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, ever since he assumed office on 17 March 2022 and we have to say that we are happy with him.. Those early actions are indications of a man who knows what has to be done and how to do them; just as he has shown ...

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Anambra’s Finances and Soludo’s Bombshell

Early last Tuesday, the people of Anambra State, and, indeed, the nation, were treated to the shocking revelation by the new Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, that the state he was inheriting was crippled by debt. He made the damning revelation on an Arise Television Programme. He had stated inter alia: ‘In terms of debt I inherited, it ...

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Welcome, Soludo

Last Thursday, Anambra State got a brand new governor in the person of Professor Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He succeeded former Governor Willie Obiano who stayed in the saddle for eight years. For the past 19 years or so, Anambra has been lucky to have had governors who did not disappoint; ranging from Senator ...

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Thank You, Obiano

It looked like it would never come but next Thursday, March 17, Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, will bow out of office after an eventful eight years. It has been eight years of keeping faith with his mandate by the people of the state and although more will always be expected, we are satisfied that Obiano did his best ...

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Insecurity in Anambra: Enough is Enough!

That Anambra now ranks second to terror-torn Borno State is no longer news. From cult related killings to killings by the group referred to as unknown gunmen, Anambra is witnessing an all-time security crisis and it is not helped by the fact that the hoodlums seem to be having a field day. Just last week, many people were shot dead ...

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