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Anambra Traders Flay CBN over New Naira Notes, Deadline

By Ikeugonna Eleke On the very last day of this month, January 31, 2023, old Naira notes of N200, N500 and N1, 000 will cease to be legal tenders in Nigeria, with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), warning there will be no extension of the deadline for the use of the old notes. Following up on this, the CBN ...

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Insecurity UNIZIK Students Protest Killings, Rape

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Male and female students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, in Awka, Anambra State, last Friday, January 20, continued to protest to raise awareness over alleged killings of students, rape of some female students and theft of valuables by suspected hoodlums in their campus communities. The students were seen marching around Ifite Community, demanding no further delay for ...

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NANS Calls For Improved Security for UNIZIK Students Living Off-Campus

By Ikeugonna Eleke The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has called for improved security in Ifite, a community close to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where students living off campus reside. There has recently been an upsurge in criminal activities in Ifite, with many students being terrorized on a daily basis by armed robbers. There have also been incidences of ...

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ITF Partners Anambra Housing Corporation for Effective Work Performance

By Michael Nnebife The Anambra State Housing Development Corporation (ASHDC) in collaboration with Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Awka Area Office, has organised a two-day capacity-building workshop to reengineer its workforce for effective and efficient work performance. The workshop, which took place at the ASHDC’s corporate hall, in Awka, Anambra State, had as facilitators, the ITF Area Manager, Awka Office, Mrs ...

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Ekwunife Commences Tour of 109 Wards, 59 Communities, in Anambra Central

The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District and PDP Senatorial Candidate for the zone, Uche Ekwunife, is set to commence a tour of the 109 political wards, plus other specially created wards in the senatorial district. A statement by her media office said Ekwunife would be embarking on the tour in continuation of her commitment to deliver her message of ...

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Voters Decry INEC Officers’Attitude to PVC Collection in Awka

By Ifeanyi Ndukwe Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, voters have lamented the ill-response from lNEC officials, especially at the Agu-Awka ward. Several eligible voters have cried out, requesting for the PVCs collection deadline to be extended because officers of the Electoral Commission had not shown professionalism in their duties. One of them who simply gave his name as Ephraim, ...

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Unizik Rape by Gunmen: Anambra Govt, Police, Deny Reports

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Anambra State Government and the State Police Command have denied the allegation of rape of female students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka by gunmen. Some news organisations had reported that gunmen who invaded off campus hostels in Ifite, had raped up to 10 female students and also injured as many as 20 others. But a special ...

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Armed Robber Kills Gang Member While Trying to Rob Victim

By Ikeugonna Eleke A member of a four-man robbery gang operating in Okpoko, a sub-urban town in Onitsha, has allegedly killed one of their members. It was gathered that the gang, which operated in a tricycle, was trying to rob a victim when one of the gang members mistakenly fired a shot, lodging a bullet in the chest of their ...

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ZLP Candidate, Ayika, Endorses Peter Obi of LP

By Jude Atupulazi The Federal House of Representatives candidate of Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, for Dunukofia, Njikoka and Anaocha Constituency, Barr Val Ayika, says he has decided to endorse the presidential aspiration of Peter Obi who is in another party because of Obi’s proven track record. Obi is contesting on the platform of Labour Party (LP). Speaking to Fides in ...

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EX- IGP Solomon Arase Appointed Police Service Commission Chairman

By Sunny A. Ijomah President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Solomon Arase, a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). The appointment is subject to the confirmation of the Senate. If confirmed Mr. Arase would succeed Mr. Musiliu Smith, also a former IGP. Smith resigned under controversial circumstances last year. Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, ...

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