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…. New Polls Put Peter Obi Ahead of Tinubu, Atiku, Kwankwaso … As Pan-Yoruba Group Backs Obi Should the coming presidential election be conducted today, Labour Party’s standard bearer, Mr Peter Obi, would be the next president of Nigeria. This is according to the latest opinion poll by a public advocacy group, We2Geda Foundation, reports Jude Atupulazi. The poll put ...

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Exchange of Batons at Fides

…Fr Anagboso Takes over from Fr Anusi Outgoing Director of Fides Media, the Social Communications Directorate of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Rev. Fr. Dr. Martin Añusi, has handed over to the new Director, Rev. Fr. Robert Anagboso. Fr. Añusi, who spoke during the hand-over ceremony/General Meeting of Fides Media, last Monday, said that having completed his seventh year as ...

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Anambra Govt Intervenes on Failed Portions of Old Enugu-Onitsha Road

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Anambra State Government has commenced intervention work on the failed portions of the old Enugu-Onitsha Expressway. The failed spot, which has constituted a nightmare for travellers, is located at Amansea, Awka North Local Government Area. Severally, commuters have been trapped on the spot, while many have had cause to spend the night in the area, especially ...

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Ohaneze Anambra State Celebrates 2022 Igbo Day

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Anambra State Chapter of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group and umbrella body of the Igbo leadership, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Friday, September 23, celebrated the 2022 Igbo Day with patriotic and prominent Igbo people in attendance. Speaking to newsmen in Awka, the chairman of the planning committee, Chief Nwabufo Nwankwo, reiterated the readiness of the group to ...

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Undergraduate Kills Parents, Leaves Decomposing Corpse in Room

By Ikeugonna Eleke An unnamed man said to be an undergraduate of a university within Anambra State has allegedly killed his father and mother. The incident happened in Nnewi, Anambra State, with the already decomposing corpses being found in their room on Thursday night. A source said the corpses were discovered by neighbours who started perceiving an offensive smell before ...

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Ex-Federal Lawmaker Cries Out over Flooding in Ogbaru Community

By Ikeugonna Eleke A former lawmaker, who represented Ogbaru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Afam Ogene, has cried out over the devastating effect of flood in the area. Ogene, a candidate of the Labour Party (LP), for the House of Representatives in the 2023 elections, said the area had been submerged by flood. In a press release ...

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Anambra Police Requests Timetable from Political Parties

By Jude Atupulazi Ahead of the political party campaigns across the country which commenced last Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, Tuesday, met with leaders of political parties in the state at his office in Awka and requested them to avail the Command with their campaign schedules. Noting that campaigns were a critical part of ...

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Eziowelle Community Celebrates New Yam Festival

By Chioma Ndife The rich cultural heritage and traditions of Eziowelle Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State was brought to the fore when the traditional ruler, Igwe Michael Ugobelunorji Okonkwo Etusi, celebrated the 2022 New Yam Festival. The annual festival which is used to thank God for his grace and mercies upon the community and for ...

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COUTH CMD to Attract Specialists of Anambra Origin to Hospital

By Jude Atupulazi The Chief Medical Director of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka, Dr. Joe Akabuike, has disclosed plans of attracting specialist doctors of Anambra origin that will undertake major surgeries in special areas in the hospital. He made the disclosure while speaking to Fides in an exclusive interview on the master plan which had been developed to ...

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2023: Peter Obi and the Imperatives of Seismic Shifts

By C . J. Okoli-Akirika Esq A fundamental axiom encapsulated in the highest law of Nigeria is that power belongs to the people through and by whom government derives its powers and legitimacy. Consequently, there is an ingrained umbilical nexus between the people and the manner of emergence of holders of governmental powers in a democratic milieu. A notable philosopher ...

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