Editorial

School Closure, No Longer Making Sense

Since March this year, schools in Nigeria have remained shut owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The closure of schools was followed by the closure of markets, churches and public gatherings. However, since then, while the other aforementioned institutions have been reopened, schools have remained shut. Within the week came the announcement that senior secondary classes would resume briefly for the ...

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FOOD FARMING: CAN WE MOVE NOW THAT COVID-19 HAS PUSHED

There is a popular saying that the Igbo man never runs for shelter until he is thoroughly beaten by the rain. This saying simply echoes a saying of universal application: that prior preparation helps to avert unsavory consequences. The arrival of the novel corona virus disease (COVID-19) on the global stage beginning from the end of the year 2019 with ...

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Why We Welcome Police Clampdown on Illegal Face Mask Enforcers

Face Mask Enforcers Most things in Nigeria, no matter how well intentioned, end up being abused to the detriment of society. One of them which is happening of late is the harassment, bullying and extortion of citizens by those parading selves as enforcers of the face mask directive. In the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Anambra State Government, ...

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Echoes of Nigerian Civil War

Last Monday, 6th July, marked the 54th anniversary of the start of the Nigeria/Biafra Civil War. On that day, in 1966, the first shots were exchanged between the then Nigerian troops and Biafran Forces in the Nsukka Sector. It would signal the beginning of the Nigeria/Biafra Civil War that claimed over a million lives in what remains the country’s darkest ...

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Ukpo/Abba Feud: Govt Should Intervene Now!

Recently, the social media was filled with the story and picture of a prominent Abba high chief and an illustrious son of Anambra State, Chief Pius Nweke of the Best Aluminium fame. He was seen in the picture handcuffed and standing at the premises of a police station holding what looked like a pistol said to have been discovered in ...

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Anambra’s COVID-19 War: We are Happy with Obiano

Last Monday, the social media went viral with the construction of iron gates at the Onitsha Bridge Head and Amansea border by the Anambra State Government. The actions were geared towards curtailing the movement of people into and out of Anambra State amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Those actions also represented the resolve of the Obiano Administration to protect the state ...

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Influx of Northerners to the South: Need for Vigilance

In the past few days, reports have been rife in online and mainstream media regarding the influx of able bodied young men from the north to southern parts of the country. There have also been reports of the movement of urchins, otherwise known as almajeris, from same north to the south. These movements, notably in trucks and trailers conveying goods, ...

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As Churches Reopen

It was cheering news to learn about the decision of the Anambra State Government to allow worship to restart in churches in the state after a month’s shutdown. Worship had been stopped in churches as one of the stern measures to combat and limit the spread of the coronavirus in the state. The shutdown of churches was among other measures ...

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Between Lockdown Measures and the Revolt of the Citizens

These are certainly not the best of times for the Federal and State Governments in Nigeria regarding the handling and containment of the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world. In the wake of the first confirmation of positive cases in parts of the country, the Federal and State Governments had announced measures aimed at containing the spread of the ...

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Getting Ready for Coronavirus Eventuality in Anambra State

As the coronavirus situation worsens, judging from daily reports gotten globally, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and government agencies are taking appropriate measures to protect the citizenry. There is however a need for massive sensitization of the general public on the collective need for all to come together and learn from the success of those who have managed ...

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