Editorial

Endless Work on Awka’s Flyovers

To say that the three flyovers in Awka have not changed the landscape of the capital city is to display ignorance. The flyovers located at Aroma, Kwata and Amawbia Junctions, which were constructed by the Willy Obiano administration, are eye catching. They have also finally given Awka a semblance of a modern state capital. However, one thing which is threatening ...

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Southern Kaduna Killings: Buhari’s Disturbing Silence

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence over the on-going killings in Southern Kaduna over the last few weeks as an official endorsement of the dastardly and ungodly acts. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, recently, CAN’s National General Secretary, Rev (Dr) Musa Asake, described the recent defence by Buhari’s special adviser on media, Femi Adesina, that ...

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Conversion of College of Agric Mgbakwu to Polytechnic, Well-done, Obiano

The Anambra State government recently announced the upgrade of the College of Agriculture Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area, to a Polytechnic. The announcement, Fides learnt, was part of the Special New Year Message from the governor, Chief Willie Obiano, to the people of the state. According to a statement signed by James Eze, Senior Special Assistant to the governor ...

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Birthday Greetings to Nigeria’s Father of Democracy

On Sunday, November 20, the immediate past president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, clocked 59 years of existence on earth. His friends and all those who appreciated his enormous sacrifice for the survival of the country’s democracy all felicitated with him. Like many Nigerians and those from outside who saluted the courage of Jonathan, we join in celebrating with him and ...

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Ensuring Free Traffic Flow this Yuletide

Anambra is reputed as the state with the best road network in Nigeria – thanks to the efforts of successive governments in the state. But despite this acclaim, road users go through nightmares during festive periods due to increased traffic. It is worse if there are no traffic officials to control traffic. The recent past festive periods readily attest to ...

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The Super Falcons Embarrassment

It is no longer news that Nigeria’s female national soccer team, the Super Falcons, are champions of women’s football in Africa for the eight time. They achieved that feat in Cameroon barely two weeks ago, beating the host nation 1-0. What is however news is that rather than spoil the girls with gifts as has been the norm all these ...

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Curbing the Rising Menace of Robbers in Anambra

Anambra State is reputed as one of the safest states in the country. The decrease in the number of high profile crimes lends credence to this assertion. However, the reported and unreported incidences of crime lately are threatening the peace of the state once more. Just last week, a man believed to be an aide to oil magnet, Arthur Eze, ...

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Let the Toll Gates Return

When the idea of toll gates on federal roads first came up years ago, it was to use monies collected from such gates to maintain the roads, being that the federal government found it difficult to maintain those roads on their own. However, as with most things in this country, the toll gates failed to solve the problem for which ...

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