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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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Intervention on Awka Kingship: Thumbs Up, Soludo

On Saturday, September 10, a near pandemonium broke out in a part of Awka Town following an attempt by an impostor to the kingship of Awka Town, Chief Austin Ndigwe, to perform the New Yam Festival as the traditional ruler of Awka. Police and soldiers cordoned off the venue of the event, with tear gas fired at guests who had ...

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A New Madness in Town

On Saturday, September 3, many Nigerians, especially those in Anambra, were shocked to the marrows when videos of a sex romp began to circulate on social media involving some young men and women who engaged in open sex at the poolside of a hotel in Ifite, Awka. Prior to the event, a banner had been seen on same social media ...

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A Proud Moment for Anambra State

Last Saturday, in far away Rome, Anambra’s son, Most Rev Peter Ebere Okpaleke, was installed a Cardinal at the Vatican by Pope Francis in a ceremony that attracted the cream of personalities from Anambra State. His elevation brought to five, the number of Cardinals from Nigeria. Dominic Cardinal Ekandem from Akwa Ibom was the first. He was the first West ...

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Kidnap Activities on Enugu-Okigwe Road: More Questions than Answers

Last Sunday, four reverend sisters were kidnapped along the Enugu-Okigwe Road on their way to a thanksgiving Mass of a fellow sister. They are Sisters Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Benita Agu and Liberata Mbamalu. The striking thing is that this was the same place a Methodist bishop was earlier kidnapped, an incident that has since been followed by others. Another ...

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Indiscriminate Erection of Road Bumps: Government Should Walk its Talk

In the last months of its regime, the Government of Chief Willie Obiano frowned on what it described as the indiscriminate erection of road bumps across the state by communities and directed their removal. But today, months into the life of a new regime, that directive has been ignored by communities and, instead, more bumps are being erected. Apart from ...

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Security: The Benue Template

On Thursday August 4, the Benue State Government took the bull by the horns by launching a 500-man strong state security outfit codenamed, Community Volunteer Guards, with a view to adequately protecting the people of the state from the menace of Fulani terrorists that had virtually decimated the rural population of the state. At the launch, Governor Samuel Ortom disclosed ...

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Wanted: Capital Punishment for Kidnappers in Anambra

If there is any state in Nigeria where the fight against criminal elements is genuinely being fought and is succeeding, that state is Anambra. It is indeed to Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s credit that the menace of criminals in the state masquerading as Unkown Gunmen has drastically reduced, with the remnants on the run. But as in all societies, crime cannot ...

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Time for Nigerian Christians to Make their Stand Clear Ahead of Presidential Poll

If there is any time for Nigerian Christians to make their stand known on their choice of who becomes the president of Nigeria in 2023, that time is now. The recent ridiculing of Christianity by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, by manufacturing fake bishops to stimulate support for the double Muslim ticket by that party should be to clearly ...

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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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