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Onuoha-Bourdex Lights Up Abia North With Campaign

The Abia North Senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Dr. David Ogba Onuoha-Bourdex’s campaign train was anchored at Umunneochi Local Government Area, where the people turned out in large numbers to reaffirm their support for him preparatory for the yet-to-be declared date for the Senatorial rerun election. The Court of Appeal, sitting in Owerri, headed by ...

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Police Arrest Suspected Oil Thief In Enugu

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu,Enugu A suspected petroleum pipeline vandal has been arrested by the police inside a bush at Umurah Ndeabor in Aninri local government area of Enugu State. The suspect was identified as Okechukwu Okeke from Umuhu in Awgu local government area of Enugu and an owner of a truck used in siphoning petroleum products from pipelines in the area. ...

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Ebonyi State Govt Flags Off N1.2BN Water, Rural Electrification Projects

  The Ebonyi State Governor, David Nweze Umahi, has flagged off the construction of the Ivo Water Project estimated to cost over N1.2bn. This happened about the same time the governor also commissioned the Uburu Rural Electrification and Uburu Street light projects. Speaking at the flag-off of the water project in Amagu Ishiagu, Ivo Local Government Area, Umahi disclosed that ...

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NSCDC Commandant Canvasses For Establishment Of Dog Training Institutes

Emeka Okafor Aba. The Nigerian Security and Civil Defene Corps (NSCDC), has canvassed for the establishment of more Dog Training Institutes in the country in order to breed more special security dogs such as sniffer dogs and  alert dogs that could be hired for security assignments around the country. The Abia State commandant of the Corps,  Mr. Benito Eze, who ...

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Why We Established Centre For Igbo Studies— UNN VC

Cross-section of guests at the ISA National Conference /General Meeting.

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu ENUGU The Igbo language and culture had been said to be on the verge of extinction. Many parents prefer to communicate with their children in English, thus the language and tradition is not transmitted to the younger generation orally or practically. However, this may not be for long. There is hope in the horizon to save the ...

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Victims Of Anambra, Kogi Border Clash Get Relief Materials

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue Awka Relief materials worth over N5 million have been distributed to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who fled from their homes at Aguleri Otu in Anambra East Local Government Area in the wake of the border clashes between the peoples of Anambra and Kogi states. The displaced persons who are made up of about 100 families were ...

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Stakeholders Meetings Enebles Me Give Account To My People —Obiano

Governor Willie Obiano

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue Awka Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has said that his purpose of hosting stakeholders meetings he hosted at last weekend was because democracy dictated that leaders should be accountable to the people they lead. Obiano said that he had “always believed that accountability is the essence of democracy; it provides democracy the moral weight to exist ...

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UNIZIK And The Quest To Sanitise Admission Process

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue Awka On his assumption of office, the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), otherwise called UNIZIK, Professor Joseph Ahaneku left no one in doubt that he was out to give integrity to both internal examination as well as admission process into the university. In a press conference to mark his first year in office, Ahaneku hinted ...

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Varsity Don Urges Govt To Improve Funding For Health

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu ENUGU A renowned surgeon and Senior Lecturer at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Medical College, Prof. Arthur Ikeme, has urged the Federal Government to improve funding for health. Ikeme said that unless the Federal Government improves funding of the health sector, the country’s 2020 Millennium Development Goals target of achieving health for all would remain a ...

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Abia Boosts Entertainment, Tourism

Emeka Okafor Aba The Abia State government has taken measures to make the state an entertainment and tourism destination with a planned revival of the sector. This is part of the transformation programme of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu. The measures include world class organization of entertainment and cultural events, revival of the culture of the people and talent hunt for abundant ...

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World Rabies Day: Institute advocates for arrest of un-vaccinated Dogs

By Emeka Okafor Aba As the world marked the World Anti Rabies Day on September 28, a veterinary doctor who is also the proprietor of a Dog Training Institute in Umuahia, Abia State Dr. Cyril Obi has advocated for prompt arrest of un-vaccinated dogs, saying it was the best solution in eradicating rabies not just in the State but throughout ...

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Anambra Chief Judge Backs JUSUN Strike

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue Awka The Chief Judge of Anambra State, Hon. Justice Peter Umeadi has thrown his weight behind Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) ongoing strike. The judge who spoke in Awka during the activities of the 2015/2016 Legal Year said that he supported JUSUN because their demands were based on an agreement they reached with the state government. ...

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Abia: Police, Public Interface For Improved Security

By Emeka Okafor Aba A one day security town hall meeting ended in Umuahia, Abia State capital with stakeholders making case for an interface between the Nigeria Police and members of the public in curbing resurging crime in parts of the State. The Town Hall which held at Central Police Station, Umuahia, last week Wednesday, was summoned by the Abia ...

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Quest For Unified Iwa Ji Celebration

An unidentified Igbo Chief cutting the new yam.

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue Awka The months of August through September are designated the New Yam festival months in Igbo land. These are the months when farmers take a rest from farm work and thank the god of harvest, ‘ahiajioku’ or ‘ife jioku’ for bountiful yield. In many parts of Igbo land, the celebration takes different forms. In the days past, ...

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Igbo Group Seeks Completion Of 2nd Niger Bridge, Others

By Anolu Vincent Owerri The apex Igbo organisation in the Diaspora, Igbo World Assembly (IWA), has faulted recent appointments by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government of Nigeria. The group also called for its reversal to maintain the Federal Character as enshrined in Section 14 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria. While calling for a priority ...

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Ndigbo Disagree On Govt Appointments

Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka As mixed reactions continue to trail the appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari, which seemed to have excluded the South East, some Igbo monarchs have said that the people of the region were the architect of their fate. They therefore urged their people to dry their tears, even as they hailed Buhari on his policy ...

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Enugu Denies Plan To Relocate Nsukka Market

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu ENUGU Traders at Ogige Market Nsukka went into wild jubilation at last weekend when they were informed that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had no plan to relocate the market. For the past few months, there had been apprehension among the traders that the market would be relocated from its present location at University Road by Enugu Road. However, ...

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Celebrating New Eze Ndi Igbo Iyana-Ipaja

By Augustine Adah Lagos It was a moment of celebration recently when the Igbo community in Aboru, Iyana-Ipaja gathered to coronate Mr. Ephraim Nnaemeka as Eze Ndigbo Aboru land. The coronation which was performed by the Baale of Aboru land, Chief Akinde Bamgbosa attracted large crowd of Ndi Igbo both in Lagos and from the South East. Several speakers on ...

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When C&S Built House For God In Anambra Community

By Christian Emeka Awka  It was not only amazingly remarkable, it was also awesome that such a little group of worshippers under the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim, Umuike Branch known as Mount Horeb gathered together and raised funds to build a Church for God. Nobody gave them a chance but the Leader of the sect in ...

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Isuochi Cries Out, As Landslide Threatens Community

Emeka Okafor Aba Residents and indigenes of Isuochi Community in Ummunnochi Local Government Area of Abia State have cried out to the Federal government to urgently come to the rescue of the community before it is over run by landslide. Conducting newsmen around the affected areas which covered over 10 kilometres in dimension recently, the member representing Ummunnochi State Constituency ...

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Umahi Commends Police For Security In Ebonyi

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, on Tuesday commended a former Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Maigari Dikko, saying he helped to ensure security and peace in the state. Umahi gave the commendation in Abakaliki while receiving the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Peace Abdallah, in his office. He revealed that he approached the Inspector-General of Police ...

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Enugu Group Advocates Equity In Uzo-Uwani

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu ENUGU A group Equity and Fairness Forum, has urged Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to uphold equity, which they said made it possible for him to emerge as Governor of the State. The group urged the Governor to correct the political imbalance in Uzo Uwani local government area to ensure justice, equity and fairness in sharing of political offices ...

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Oko Poly Sets Up Six Entrepreneurial Centres In Anambra

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue Awka The Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State has said it wants to partner with the Anambra State Government in creating programmes that will take unemployed youths off the streets and rather make them employers of labour. The programme will involve training of the unemployed youths and providing them with credit facilities that will enable them establish their ...

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Controversies Surround Alleged Torture Of Madonna Varsity Students

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu ENUGU Controversies have continued to trail the alleged torture of two students of Madonna University Akpugo Campus, Enugu State by the university authorities. One Stanley Okoye, 23, a final year Civil Engineering student and Ga-Lim Aondofa Lord, had alleged that they escaped death by the whiskers after they were allegedly abducted from their rooms on February 3, ...

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ESUT Honours Late Former Vice Chancellor

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu ENUGU The Enugu State University of Science and Technology has held a Special Valedictory Senate Session in honour of its late former Vice Chancellor, Professor Julius Ona. Delivering a eulogy at the Special Senate Session held at ESUT auditorium, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Luke Anike, described the gathering as another grief stricken moment, stressing ...

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