Anambra Ministry of Education approves gradual reopening of schools

The Ministry of Basic Education in Anambra has approved gradual reopening of schools in the state, in line with the ministry’s approved timetable for the completion of the 2019/2020 academic session.The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Nwabueze Nwankwo, announced this on Monday in a statement in Awka.Nwankwo stated that though the third term would[...]

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Passengers burn beyond recognition in Anambra accident — FRSC

Passengers burn beyond recognition as bus goes up in flames on the Ihiala/Onitsha road in Anambra State, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, Anambra State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps says. Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, said on Sunday that many passengers were burnt beyond recognition when[...]

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Obiano suspends 12 monarchs for alleged misconduct

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has approved the suspension of 12 traditional rulers in the state for an initial period of one year with effect from Aug. 11, over alleged misconduct. Mr Greg Obi, the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, who made this known in a statement on Thursday said the suspended[...]

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Anambra says UNIZIK late provost treated self for COVID-19

The Anambra State Government has said the late Provost of College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi campus, Prof Onochie Udemezue, resorted to self-medication in treating COVID-19.Udemezue died about a week ago of diabetes and COVID-19-related complications. In a memo to Governor Willie Obiano by an unnamed commissioner, the state accused the late professor[...]

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Anambra sets up mobile courts against abuse of face masks

The Anambra State government has said that it would set up mobile courts in various parts of the state to try those who contravene the new law on COVID-19, particularly individuals who do not wear face coverings or do not wear them properly.Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba observed yesterday that[...]

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Anambra govt. to deploy drone technology to improve healthcare delivery

The Anambra State Government on Saturday, said plans were underway to commence the deployment of drug drone technology service delivery in hard-to-reach communities across the state. Dr Vincent Okpala, state Commissioner for Health who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, said it would improve healthcare delivery[...]

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Eastern State Trains a thousand youth in Honey Production

Anambra State is set to rank among the top three states in Nigeria in the production of honey, as it trains 1,000 youths in bee-keeping and honey production. It targets to export huge quantity of honey abroad to jack up its internally-generated revenue (IGR). Governor Willie Obiano stated this yesterday in Awka while flagging off[...]

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Senator- elect Ifeanyi Ubah dumps YPP, joins APC

Ifeanyi Ubah, the senator who won the election Anambra south election on the platform of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) has dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, announced Ubah’s membership of the ruling party at a meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with APC senators-elect[...]

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Stella Oduah wins Anambra North Senatorial district election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared former Minister of Aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah winner of the Anambra North Senatorial District conducted on Saturday February 23rd.   Announcing the result, the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Hugh Maduka, said Oduah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 113,989 votes to defeat her closest rival, Emmanuel Chinedu[...]

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Teachers Retirement Age now 65 in Anambra

Teachers retirement age in Anambra has been extended to 65. This is to encourage and support teachers to continue to discharge their duties. It also serves to compensate for the low wages that are being paid to teachers. Anambra State Government on Thursday approved the extension of retirement age for teachers from 60 years to[...]

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Police rescue priests kidnapped in Anambra

The two catholic priest who were abducted in Anambra State in Christmas Eve have been rescued. The Anambra state police command made the announcement in a statement issued on Friday by Haruna Mohammed, its spokesman. The clerics were abducted by suspected gunmen on Monday while on their way back from Onitsha. According to the statement,[...]

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Gunmen abduct two Catholic priests in Anambra

The incident took place on Tuesday at Umuleri in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state. Though the names of the priests could not be ascertained as of press time, a source who did not want to be mentioned, said, “They are priests of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Umueze Anam in Anambra West[...]

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Just In: Anglican priests protest against Obiano, block govt house entrance

No fewer than 300 priests of the diocese of the Niger( Onitsha area) on Friday stormed the Anambra State Government House, accusing the state governor of religious bigotry. The priests, all dressed in their robes and numbering about 300 blocked the Anambra State Government House in protest. They vowed not to leave the scene until[...]

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