Tag Archives: anambra

Obi, Secondus appears at Anambra PDP Chairman’s reception

Advertisements

They said that the peace and harmony in the state chapter of the party showed that the Nwobu-led exco was on the right track.

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Inter-Party Affairs, Senator Ben Ndi Obi and members of the National Assembly stormed Awka, the Anambra State capital for the grand reception of the party’s chairman in the state, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, by the Anambra Central Senatorial District of the party.

Also at the event were the former Minister of Women Affairs, Iyom Josephine Anenih; member representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Chris Azubogu; his Awka North and South counterpart, Hon. Chinedu Onwuaso; and Oseloka Obaze who was the governorship candidate of the party in the state in 2017.

Advertisements

Governorship candidates of the party at the event were Dr Obiora Okonkwo, Dr Ifedi Okwenna, Mr Val Ozigbo, Hon. Chris Azubogu, Dr Godwin Maduka, and others.

Speaking at the event, Secondus who was represented by the National Youth Leader of the party, S. K. E. Ude-Okoye, said that the PDP would do everything possible and legitimate to reclaim Anambra in next year’s governorship election, which he said was originally controlled by the party.

He said that the successes recorded by the party during the 2019 general election wherein the party won two of the three senatorial zones in the state and about six House of Representatives seats were indications that the party was doing well in the state.

In his speech, Azubogu who spoke on behalf of other National Assembly members said that the lawmakers were impressed with the leadership of Nwobu in the state.


#Newsworthy…

EndSARs: Buhari, stop killing our future! – Peter Obi cries.

Advertisements

In a series of tweets, the former Anambra State governor described the incident as a collective loss to the nation.

Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential running mate, Peter Obi, has called on the government to stop wasting the lives of young Nigerians protesting.

Obi made the call while condemning the shooting at the Lekki tollgate by security operatives.

Some security operatives believed to be men of the Nigerian Army had shot at End SARS protesters in Lekki toll gate on Tuesday night.

However, Obi in a series of tweets lamented that the massacre was avoidable.

Advertisements

He wrote, “The killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate and other parts of the country yesterday is condemnable. It should not have happened.

“To imagine that young people seeking to enthrone a better Nigeria where shot at even while they were singing the national anthem is unconscionable.

“We cannot be wasting precious lives that represent the foundation of our future. It is not just a loss to the families who are grieving, but the collective loss of our nation.

“My deepest condolences to the families and friends of all those affected. May their souls rest in peace and their memory a blessing. -PO.”


#Newsworthy…

[Anambra] Police seeks identification of missing boy found in Awka.

Advertisements

The police have found a missing boy said to have trekked from Nnewi to Awka, the Anambra State capital.

In a statement on Friday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, identified the boy as Akachukwu Gabriel.

Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police (SP), explained that Akachukwu was found by a team of policemen while on patrol on Wednesday along the UNIZIK Junction area in the state.

According to him, the three feet tall boy who is about 11 years and dark in complexion was trekking to Abakaliki in Ebonyi State.

A photo released by the police authorities in Anambra State shows Akachukwu Gabriel. (Noble Reporters Media //)

The command’s spokesman noted that Akachukwu (as of the time of this report) is in the protective care of the police and called on his biological parents and close relations to come and identify him.

Advertisements

Read the full statement from the police below:

ANAMBRA STATE POLICE COMMAND DIARY:

On the 12/8/2020 at about 6:30pm Police patrol team attached to 29 PMF Awka while on patrol along UNIZIK junction found a male child of about 11 years old who gave his name as Akachukwu Gabriel. He is about 3 feet tall, dark in complexion and speaks Igbo language fluently.

The boy said he trekked from Nnewi to Awka en-route Abakaliki, in Ebonyi State where he allegedly hails from.

He is presently in the protective care of B’ Divisional Anti Human Trafficking Unit, Awka, pending identification of his parents or guardian.

Advertisements

In view of the foregoing, you are kindly requested to disseminate this massage through your medium to enable the biological parents or close relations identify him.

Anyone with useful information about the found child should report at B’ Divisional Police Station or contact PPRO Anambra State Police Command through GSM no 08060970639, please.

SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO Anambra State Police Command,

For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.


#Newsworthy…

Anambra’21: Zoning for Governor over! – Youths flare

Advertisements

A youth organisation called Anambra Ekunie has flayed what it termed imposition of governors in the state over the years and said the era was over as the state prepares for the 2021 governorship election.

The group also warned politicians using a purported zoning gimmicks to fan the embers of disunity in the state to desist henceforth.

President of the organisation, Dr. Ifeanyi Achusi made the disclosures in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu.

Achusi said that the popular position among the various sections of the state was that zoning of the governorship seat ended with the emergence of Gov. Willie Obiano.

He said that the insistence that the successor of the incumbent governor must come from a particular zone was against democratic tenets and hence unacceptable.

Advertisements

Achusi said that the group after its recent meeting in Enugu resolved to encourage qualified candidates to vie for the governorship position in 2021 irrespective of the zone they come from.

He noted that the governorship position had successfully rotated among the three zones of the state since 1999, adding that it was morally wrong for a particular zone to appropriate the 2021 contest to itself.

“Anambra Ekunie is insisting that it is now the turn of Anambra people to elect their governor. We are done with the imposition of a governor on us.

“Our people must now rise to demand that their votes count and it must count for the most credible and most competent,” he said.

Advertisements

According to Achusi, Anambra remains one and cannot be balkanised by political merchants who see zoning as an avenue to impose a governor who will be subservient to them.

“We are disturbed by the outcome of a recent meeting of political and traditional rulers from Anambra South Zone wherein they insisted that their zone must produce the next governor in 2021.

“Anambra belongs to all of us and the governorship of the state is open to every Anambra son and daughter who wants to contest.

“Therefore, let all who are interested, male and female, young and old from all the zones enter the ring and let the people make their choice. That is our stand,” he said.

Advertisements

Achusi said that politicians from Anambra South Zone had in every election year contested for the position of governor alongside others.

“There is no doubt that Anambra rotates the governorship among the three senatorial zones but as it is now, all the zones have taken their turns.

“So, the logical thing to do is to begin the rotation afresh from the zone that wins the 2021 governorship election and not to ask others to stay away for you alone to present candidates.

“That has never been done in Anambra and will not begin now,” he said.


#Newsworthy…

Advertisements

We found 6 herbal products in fight against COVID-19 – Anambra claims

Advertisements

The Anambra State government claimed it had identified six herbal products for the management of the deadly COVID-19 disease.

This was revealed on Tuesday by Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim, the Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra on Indigenous Medicine and Herbal Practice.

Ibezim who gave the information during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, said that the agency had forwarded the products to the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

According to him, the process of producing the six herbal products which are in capsule, powder and liquid forms were reviewed by a team of medical experts before they decided to take the products to NAFDAC for its final confirmation and approval for public consumption.

Advertisements

He said; “We have a team of medical experts in all areas of medicines who are saddled with the responsibility of reviewing herbal products in the state before they would be made public for use.

“We will give approval if the products fit our standard. We do not discriminate, the government has provided a friendly environment for business to thrive for all genuine herbal practitioners despite their states of origin.

“Anambra Traditional Medicine Board has been assigned the responsibility of properly analysing herbal products in the state and declare them fit for use by the public or otherwise before they are pushed out; all practitioners are advised to comply,” Ibezim concluded.


#Newsworthy…

Advertisements

Oby Ezekwesili loses Mother – Ezekwueme commiserate

Advertisements

Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), a civil right advocacy group has commiserated with former Minister of education Dr Oby Ezekwesili, over the death of her mother.

Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, CLO Chairman in Anambra said this in a condolence message on Tuesday in Enugu.

Ezekwueme described Ujubuonu as compassionate, caring, disciplined and God fearing wife, mother and grandmother who lived and died for God and humanity.

”She inculcated moral virtues and rectitude in her children, which manifested in selfless and patriotic life of Ezekwesili and her other siblings.

Advertisements

“The sorrow we bear over our loved ones is the price we must pay for having had them in our lives.

“It is on record that her generosity, selfless sacrifices for common good has earned her the appellation of Dorcas and Mother Theresa of our time which Ezekwesili inherited naturally from her.

”CLO prays for eternal repose of her gentle and kind soul.

“We asked God to give Ezekwesili, her siblings, Nnewi South council area and her loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable and irreplaceable lost,” he added.


#Newsworthy…

Advertisements

Police arrest Man in Anambra after killing his 2 Children – injure Father

Advertisements

A 34-year old man identified as Mr Ifeanyi Apusiobi has been arrested by the Police in Anambra for killing his two children with pestle, and also inflicting injuries on his 72 –year old father.

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said Apusiobi said investigation into the murder is ongoing and the corpses of the children, aged seven and five years, had been deposited at Iyienu Hospital mortuary, Ogidi for autopsy.

Haruna said:

“At about 1 am on June 21, 2020, police operatives attached to Ogbunike Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Apusiobi aged 34years of Azu Ogbunike in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.

Advertisements

“The suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstance yet to be ascertained and attacked two of his biological children namely, Chinecherem Apusiobi aged seven years and Obinna Apusiobi aged five years, with a wooden pestle on their heads while they were sleeping.

“He equally used the same object and injured his father, Dominic Apusiobi, aged 72years on the head.

“Police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victims to the hospital for medical attention where the two children were certified dead by a medical doctor, while his aged father is responding to treatment”

The PPRO said the police recovered the pestle as an exhibit, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Awka for discreet investigation.


#Newsworthy…

Advertisements

Just in: 6 die in Anambra tanker accident

Advertisements

The Anambra State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Andrew Kumapayi, on Tuesday confirmed the death of six people as a container fell on vehicles along Awka-Onitsha expressway.

Kumapayi, who confirmed the incident to the Media in Awka, said the brakes of a trailer carrying a 20ft container failed, and the driver lost control of the vehicle, which fell on six others.

The commander said the accident occurred at about 10.46 a.m. at TRACAS bus stop.

Advertisements

“The fatal multiple road traffic crash involved a Mack Trailer with registration number UMA259XB, a Toyota Previa with registration number ENU849XE, another Toyota Precis with registration number ENU575ZU and a Toyota Sienna with registration number JJT434ZF.

“Two tricycles with registration numbers AAH705UW and AGU482QE and another without registration number were also involved in the crash.

Advertisements

“A total of 10 people ( eight male adults and two female adults) were involved in the crash. The victims were rushed to Toronto Hospital, Onitsha by the FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost.

“Out of the 10 people involved, six, (five male and one female) were confirmed dead at the hospital, while four males were critically injured, but responding to treatment.

Advertisements

“The corpses were deposited at the morgue in the same hospital, ” the sector commander said.

Kumapayi said the obstruction created by the crash was cleared by Julius Berger Construction Company and the vehicles towed to Central Police Station, Onitsha.

Advertisements

While consoling the families of the victims, he warned motorists, especially articulated vehicle operators, against plying the highway with faulty vehicles.

” They should ensure that their vehicles are checked and serviced regularly, with particular interest on the brake systems to avoid unnecessary road mishaps and death, ” he said.


#Newsworthy…

Advertisements

Breaking: Billionaire Businessman nab with unlicensed gun (Photos)

Advertisements

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Best Aluminum Manufacturing Company, Onitsha, Chief Pius Nweke, has been arrested by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Special Tactical Section (STS) Team for alleged possession of an unlicensed gun.

This is coming at a time the Abba community, where Chief Nweke hails from, has alleged that he was abducted, Vanguard reports.

Anambra State police commissioner, CP John Abang who confirmed the arrest, said that Nweke was arrested by policemen attached to the Inspector General of Police team, known as STS.

He said,

“Policemen of the IGP’s STS while on routine patrol at Awada area saw and intercepted a Lexus Jeep which its number plate was covered and then searched the car and the occupant and in the process found a barreta pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition in it.

Advertisements

“The fellow who was in the car, who owns the pistol is one Mr Pius Nweke, male, from Anambra State.

“He has been taken into custody for further interrogation at Onitsha there with STS. He will be taken to Abuja because the STS headquarters is in Abuja. So, definitely he will be moved to Abuja for further necessary actions and interrogations.”

Advertisements

Meanwhile, the president General of Abba community, Engr. C. Anaenwe has described Nweke’s arrest as a frame up.

“Chief Nweke was abducted by the men of the Nigerian police. As at the time of this release, the whereabouts of Chief Nweke is still unknown,” he said.

Advertisements

The President General said the arrest may not be unconnected to a tussle between Abba and Ukpo community over a large plot of land, citing that Abba people were being oppressed and intimidated by their Ukpo neighbours, using the police, daily post reports.

“Since June, 2019 citizens of the Abba community have been subjected to police intimidation, harassment and victimization with not less than 19 citizens of the Abba community charged to Courts for offences ranging from obstruction to armed robbery.

Advertisements

“At present, two out of the five persons arrested on 18th December, 2019 in the Magistrate Court, Umudioka are still in the facility of the Nigerian Correctional Service,” he said.

He added that Abba community hats placed the world on notice that should anything happen to Chief Pius Nweke, the Nigerian police under IGP Mohammed Adamu and another influential son of Ukpo community who he accused of sponsoring attacks on them, should be held responsible.


#Newsworthy…

Advertisements

Anambra in confusion over unknown diseases attack | Details.


Some Nigerians have taken to social media to report alleged strange diseases experienced by some residents of Onitsha, Anambra state.

Strange diseases reported in Onitsha, Anambra
According to the reports, sufferers are allegedly losing their senses of taste and smell, and many of them are reportedly treating malaria.

Taking to Twitter, a lady identified as Unachukwu wrote that people should reach out to their loved ones as the alleged strange disease has been confirmed by many residents of the city

Advertisements

She wrote:

Hearing this news on how a lot of people in Onitsha are sick and losing their sense of smell and taste too. A few friends have confirmed it to be true, please reach out to your family and friends.

Creamy_Jaunty (Anaeriaku 1 of Ihiala)
@JauntyUnachukwu
Hearing this news on how a lot of people in Onitsha are sick and losing their sense of smell and taste too.
A few friends have confirmed it to be true, please reach out to your family and friends.

Advertisements

COVID-19: LAGOS STATE TRADITIONAL RULERS THROW WEIGHT BEHIND CACOVID TO CURB COMMUNITY SPREAD OF COVID-19
@OluchukwuBelon1 wrote:
Not only in Onitsha, in Lagos state, some many people are treating either malaria or typhoid and this baffles me because they are too much of them now than before.

@UzomaUzoho
no big deal, seen a lot of people in Aba with the same symptoms, treatment is basic malaria drugs and vitamin C supplements, or if you are traditional, boil a mixture of neem, lime, grape in water and drink 2 cups everyday( 1morning and 1night) for 3 days. Not a medical advice.

Advertisements

@onyeka01 wrote:

Everybody is onitsha is sick, malaria drugs has increased in the local market . We are all taking injections

@ChuksOkonkwo5

I live and work in Fegge. I can confirm that this is true but more true is that they’re recovering. Speculations say it is a result of the fumigation that was carried out in the markets.


#Newsworthy…

Advertisements
Advertisements

Nigeria: Catholic priest found dead in his car.


The parish priest of Holy Cross Parish in Oroma Etiti community of Anambra State, Rev Fr. Charles Okeke-Odogwu was found dead in his car on Tuesday March 24.

Prior to his death, the Catholic Priest who managed Fr. Ohai Memorial Secondary School in Oroma- Etiti attended the regional meeting of his region of the Archdiocese on Monday March 23. He reportedly showed no sign of ill-health and participated actively in the meeting.


Rev Fr. Charles Okeke-Odogwu was found lifeless at the front of vicarage gate, with his car engine still running. From the photos shared online, it was gathered that the Catholic Priest vomited before he died.

MC Ikebobo wrote;


A Roman Catholic Vicar of Holy Cross Parish, Oroma-Etiti in Anam, Anambra State was found dead in his car at the front of Vicarage gate.

The priest identified as Rev Fr. Charles Okeke-odogwu was found dead before the gate of the vicarage on the steering. It is still unclear what killed the priest.

May his soul RIP.Amen.


#Newsworthy…

PMS stations yet to sell at N125 in Anambra

marketers in Anambra, Lagos still selling @ N145


Two days after the Federal Government announced a downward review of the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from N145 to N125, marketers in Anambra are yet to adjust to the new price.

NobleReporters gathered that retail outlets in Awka, the state capital were still selling at N145.


A manager of one of the outlets on Enugu-Onitsha expressway said it was not realistic that they would adjust immediately when they still had products procured at the old rate.

The source said the reduction in pump price was good, but marketers should not be made to bear the cost.


“We cannot sell at N125 for now because the product we have came at above N141, let them allow us to sell off what we have now.

“The depot owners have to start loading based on the adjusted price and that will make us sell at the new goverment price,” he said.


Chief Cletus Obi-Okoye, the state Chairman of Petroleum Dealers Association of Nigeria said implementation of the new price regime should start with the depots.

Obi-Okoye said most of his members still have old stock and appealed that the marketers be allowed to exhaust their stock before enforcement commences.


However, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it would ensure that marketers adjust to the new price.

Mr Okiemute Akpomudjere, DPR Operations Controller in the state, faulted the marketers for refusing to adjust their meters to reflect the new pump price, saying that the adjustment should be automatic.


“Our people are already in the field because there is an ongoing operation.

“The government pronouncement of reduction in pump price is a policy that has to be implemented.

“DPR will ensure that Nigerians, petrol customers are protected by ensuring immediate adjustment, “ he said.

The Federal Government on March 18 announced a downward review of price of petrol from N145 to N125 per litre in response to falling crude oil prices to less than 30 dollars per barrel


#Newsworthy…

Gov. Obiano dedicates new NYSC permanent orientation camp in Anambra


Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has commissioned the new Permanent Orientation Camp for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Mbaukwu-Umuawulu, in Awka South Local Government Area.

According to the governor, apart from accomodating the corps members, the camp can generate about three hundred direct jobs and over one thousand indirect jobs.

“The orientation camp is expected to cater to 300 direct jobs and over 1,000 indirect jobs. That is the essence of our investments in this project apart from the fact that it will be a comfortable place to put together men and women who are serving their fatherland for a mandatory period of one year. My advice to all of you is to an effective participant in this programme,” he said.

On his part, the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare praised the governor for his administration’s support to the scheme.

The Minister noted that Obiano “is making the best investment in our youths, those of the ground here and the youths of Anambra who are in different skill acquisition centres.”

Speaking also, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mr Kehinde Aremu, confirmed the clean health status of all corps members.

He noted that prior to the commencement of the Orientation Course for the Batch A, Stream II corps members, mandatory Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests were carried out for all participants.

Aremu also reiterated the commission’s commitment to safeguarding the health status of all corps members and others involved in the scheme.


#Newsworthy…

Man Dies In Anambra Hotel After Taking Drugs To Boost His Sex Performance. {Photos}


A 40-year-old man, Paul Okwudili, died in Plus View Hotel Onitsha, Anambra state over the weekend after allegedly taking suspected drugs to boost his s*x performance.

A statement from the state police command public relations officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, says the manager of the hotel reported at Central Police Station, Onitsha that Okwudili, a resident of Ogboliolosi, off Awka Road, Inland town Onitsha, allegedly took a lady to the hotel and lodged. Minutes later, the lady came out shouting for help and the hotel management went to the room and discovered the man gasping for air.


He was rushed to St Charles Boromeo hospital Onitsha for medical attention where he was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical Doctor on duty.

The hotel was visited by Police detectives attached to CPS Onitsha and photographs of the victim was obtained. No marks of violence was seen on the deceased body but some drugs believed to be for s*x enhancement, were seen in the room.

Haruna said the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the hospital motuary for autopsy. He added that the lady has been arrested for questionning.


#Newsworthy…

Four allegedly injured in severe Anambra crash


Four persons on Friday sustained serious injuiries in a multiple auto crash in Igbariam junction, along Onitsha-Awka Expressway of Anambra State m

The accident, which occurred close to FRSC Nteje Unit Command at about 09.30am, involved two vehicles, a trailer and a commercial bus.


NobleReporters gathered that the trailer which was heading towards Onitsha overtook wrongly and collided with the bus coming in the opposite direction.

Confirming the incident, the state, Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Pascal Anigbo attributed the cause to wrongful overtaking.


He said no death was recorded.

According to him: “One Mitsubishi L300 with registration numbers, AKU855YI and a Trailer, with registration number ENU228RA were involved in the crash.


“A total of Twenty (21) victims, made up of Thirteen (13) male adults and Eight (8) female adult were involved.

“The injured victims were rushed to Chukwuemeka Odemegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Awka for immediate medical attention, by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command.”

Anigbo hinted that the driver of the trailer has been handed over to the Nigeria Police Force, adding that the FRSC operatives were on ground to ensure obstructions were cleared.

“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, Andrew A. Kumapayi warns motorists against wrongful overtaking, over-speeding, dangerous driving and other activities that will endanger their lives and those of other road users,” he added.


#Newsworthy…

Anambra: 3 casualties, eight injured in 06.00am accident – FRSC


Three people were confirmed dead, while eight others sustained injuries in an accident involving two vehicles at Amansea near Awka, along Awka – Enugu old road on Saturday.

Mr Pascal Anigbo, Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, confirmed the accident in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Awka.

Anigbo said the accident involved a stationary DAF truck with registration number: GGE 167 XP suspected to be faulty and a 14-passenger Toyota Hummer bus with registration number: BAL 266 XA.


According to him, the crash occurred around 6.00a.m.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the commercial bus, which was on top speed, rammed into the stationary truck.


“The commercial bus was driven by one Ibrahim and they were on their way to Lagos from Jalingo, Taraba State.

“The FRSC team rushed the injured victims to Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Amaku, while the dead, all male, have been evacuated to the same hospital mortuary,” he said.

Anigbo expressed the sympathies of Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the state’s Sector Commander of FRSC, to the family of the deceased and prayed for the quick recovery of the injured victims.

He however, advised motorists to ensure that they placed adequate caution signs whenever their vehicles broke down along the road.


#Newsworthy…

Minimum wage: NLC gives Anambra a 14-Day Ultimatum


The organized labour in Anambra State on Monday gave the state government a 14- day ultimatum to implement the new minimum wage or be prepared to face industrial action.

At an emergency meeting of the state executive council of the organised labour in Awka, the unionists expressed dissatisfaction with the implementation of the January 24 agreement with the government on the issue.

The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Jerry Nnubia said what is being implemented fell short of what the labour negotiated with the government.

He said ..

“The SEC decided to meet on the issue and took the necessary decision. We are dissatisfied and we frown at the decision of the government to renege on the agreement.

“We hereby give the government a 14- day ultimatum from today, after which the organized labour would not guarantee industrial harmony in the state.

“The state government did not follow the agreed chart with the organized labour in the state and as far as we are concerned, the difference we saw in the salaries of workers in January was just a bonus which government decided to give to workers.”


#Newsworthy…

Anambra: Fire dares INEC office


The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has been gutted by fire.

This was confirmed by police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, on Sunday.

Haruna said the fire started from a nearby bush set ablaze by locals.


He said, “At about 12:30pm on Sunday, there was another fire incident at INEC office Ogidi in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.

“Police patrol team led by DPO Ogidi Division rushed to the scene and fire Service department was contacted.

“The fire allegedly emanated from bush burning. However, the extent of damages done yet to be determined.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, John B.Abang, has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.”


#Newsworthy..

Man operating illegal JAMB centre in Anambra caught, arrested ..


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Anambra State command, has arrested one Ezennia Onyeka for allegedly operating illegal Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registration centre in Nnewi.

The state Commandant of the corps, Mr David Bille, confirmed the arrest in an interview in Awka on Friday.


Bille said the suspect was arrested in Nnewi, following intelligence report that he was registering JAMB candidates at the cost of between N5,000 and N7,000 each.

Bille said that many unsuspecting candidates had fallen victim to the fraud at the centre, known as 100 Per Cent Computer Center.


He said: “The suspect was charging the unsuspecting candidates above the official N4,700 stipulated by JAMB.

“After careful and discrete investigation carried out by men of NSCDC, it was uncovered that the cyber cafe being operated by the suspect was not in the list of centres accredited by JAMB to sell its forms.’’


Bille said that the NSCDC operatives, who arrested the suspect, disguised themselves as prospective JAMB candidates.

“The operatives observed that the suspect was exploiting innocent and young Nigerians seeking for brighter future.

Bille said that the suspect admitted the offence and pleaded for forgiveness with a promise to turn over a new leaf.

The commandant said that investigation was still ongoing and that he would be made to face the full wrath of the law at the end of the investigation.


#Newsworthy…

11 year old student burnt to death in Patterson college, Anambra (Photos)

...burnt beyond recognition


An 11-year-old student, Chigozie Anyichie, was killed in a fire outbreak at the Patterson Memorial Grammar School, Awada, Onitsha, Anambra State on Sunday.

The spokesman of the state police command, Mohammed Haruna, who confirmed the incident, said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abang, has commiserated with the family of the deceased and ordered a thorough investigation into the incident.

Haruna said the incident was reported by the school Principal, Rev. Cajetan Anuforo.

He said a section of the school dormitory was destroyed, adding that the incident happened when the students were out in the field for night prayers.

According to him, the fire was eventually put out by staff and students of the school who later discovered that Chigozie Anyichie, who did not go out with other students for the prayers, was caught up in the inferno. The deceased was burnt beyond recognition.

11-year-old student dies as fire razes school dormitory in Anambra

Police detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Awada Division, CSP Tony Adeyi visited the scene and took the victim to the hospital where he was certified dead by a medical doctor.

The corpse has been deposited at the mortuary for postmortem examination. The cause of the fire and value of property destroyed had not been ascertained.


#Newsworthy…

Man shot dead on Xmas in Anambra.

A tragic incident occurred on Wednesday December 25, as a man identified as Onyeocha Umuokwu was allegedly shot dead by a policeman.

The incident reportedly occurred at the home of one Engineer Eze in Alor Idemili South Local Government area of Anambra state.

Eyewitnesses alleged that the deceased was killed by a stray bullet shot by a policeman aiming at a fleeing cow in the community.

A post shared by This is Anambra on Facebook read;

#SO SAD…

Onyeocha Umuokwu was shot by a police officer at Engineer Eze house yesterday been 25th December 2019, in Alor idemili south LGA Anambra stat

The news have it that a cow cut the rope they use to tied it and started running then the police officer on the duty now try to shoot the cow but mistakenly shot and killed this Alor popular/jovial man Onyeocha Umuokwu na Alor.

Very horrible…

Anambra man allegedly shot dead on Christmas day by policeman shooting at a cow

#Newsworthy..

(Video) Alleged Masquerade Arrested In Anambra State.

A video which has gone viral on social media captured moment a masquerade was arrested by police officers.

Media personality, Gwen Divy Ifeson who shared the video revealed that the incident occurred in Anambra State.

She wrote;

Masquerade arrested in Anambra, Aru

Video

Insta

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6g4CbYFOIs/?igshid=zl5u8szqy8oe

YouTube

#Newsworthy…

4 people arrested by anambra police.

…for robbing female tricyclist

Four suspected tricycle snatchers have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command at their hideout in Oba, Idemili South local government area of the state.

The suspects who allegedly robbed their female victim Adaobi Obuegbe of her tricycle at Okpoko in Ogbaru local government area, were identified as Chinedu Nwokwu (20) Chukwudi Ezebilo (27), Nwafor Uba (24) and Ugochukwu Ekechi (21).

The snatched tricycle, a locally made double barrel pistol, locally made revolver pistol, 2 rounds of .9mm ammunition, three cartridges and two expended cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

Anambra State Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the arrest and also disclosed that two other suspected fraudsters were nabbed at Upper Iweka, Onitsha.

He said;

“Following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Awada Division arrested at Upper Iweka, Onitsha two suspected fraudsters namely Ikechukwu Ogbona ‘m’ aged 56yrs of Asaba, Delta State and Ndubuisi Nwobodo ‘m’ aged 46years of Nkpor-Agu Village, Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.

“The Suspects allegedly hoodwinked one Okeke Chinemerem ‘m’ aged 17yrs of Abajuo Street, Awada into believing that they were foreign businessmen desirous of converting their hard currency into naira. In the process, the victim was swindled of the sum of N65,000 cash.”

Haruna further disclosed that the suspects who have already confessed to the crime will be arraigned in court after investigation has been concluded.

#Newsworthy…