Editorial

Now that the Airport is Here

On Friday, April 30, history was made positively in Anambra State as her first airport at Umueri witnessed the maiden landing of three aircraft on the 15-month old project. It was a development that was widely celebrated by many in the state and beyond. The celebration was for good reason, being that the state is considered the home of captains ...

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The Ugly Side of Onitsha Traffic Situation

In normal situations, the commercial city of Onitsha experiences huge vehicular traffic which often triggers massive traffic jams. In recent times, however, that traffic situation has taken a turn for the worse; with traffic these days being very thick even in the early hours of the morning. During the time for school runs and the time when workers and traders ...

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Anambra’s Deteriorating Security Situation No Longer Funny

In the early hours of last Monday, April 19, the people of Anambra State woke up to yet another piece of sad news of the attack on the Zone 13 headquarters of the Nigeria Police situated in Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government Area of the state. A building and some vehicles parked in the compound were burnt, while two policemen were ...

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As the Rains Set In

The rainy season is finally upon us. The last few days have witnessed heavy rains already which had devastating effects in some communities, notably the governor’s home town, Aguleri. If that was a sampler of what to expect this year, it behoves the government to ensure that adequate measures are taken to protect what is left of the roads from ...

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These Killings Don’t Make Sense

To say that the soil of Nigeria is soaked in blood is to state it very mildly. From the Boko Haram bloodletting through the Fulani herdsmen’s carnage and now to the unknown gunmen’s gory operations, the country has never had it so bad. The fact has not been helped by the seeming collapse of the country’s security apparatus, with the ...

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The Message of Easter to All Christians

In commemorating the resurrection of Jesus, Easter celebrates the defeat of death and the hope of salvation. It is a Christian festival which is narrated in the New Testament. It tells the story about how Jesus was arrested by the Roman authorities simply because He called Himself the son of God. At the end, they tortured, crucified and buried him. ...

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Fighting the Scourge of Child Trafficking in Anambra

One of the oldest crimes in this part of the world is child trafficking. It has eaten deep into the fabric of society and day after day, the menace seems to be on the increase. It is a crime that dates back to ancient times and still very much around, even as it seems the crime now involves mostly children. ...

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International Women’s Day, Salute to all Hard Working Women

March 8 of every year is set aside worldwide as International Women’s Day (IWD); a day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity, with significant activity witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. The day also ...

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Need to Address Rising Crime Rate in Anambra State

If there is anything the Willy Obiano Government boasts of, it is its ability to reduce crime in the state. This feat made the administration to proclaim the state as the safest in the country. While it is impossible to totally stamp out crime anywhere in the world, what happens today in all parts of the state calls for concern. ...

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