Border closure: beyond current pains and gains

FEDERAL Government of Nigeria, in a bid to check smuggling of goods, especially rice, light arms, automobiles and other contraband items, on August 20, this year, closed the country’s land borders with... Read more »

Reducing flood, erosion menace in Anambra through society’s effort

ANAMBRA State is one of the states  with the highest cases of gully erosion in the world. In Nigeria, she tops the harsh ranking as she usually experiences heavy flooding during rainy... Read more »

Danger: Fuel tankers, articulated trucks on our bad roads

THE rate of avoidable ghastly accidents on  Nigerian roads is alarming. Worrisome, particularly, are  those accidents  involving tankers and articulated vehicles. Most of such accidents  normally trigger fire incidents that claim lives... Read more »

Operation Kpochapu II: Anambra solves security challenges with new tech

GOV. Willie Obiano of Anambra State, last Friday, elevated his quest against criminals to the next level, when he launched Operation Kpochapu II at Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka. The governor did... Read more »

Toll plazas and Nigeria’s horrendous high ways

THE federal government advanced the need to restore toll gates in major highways across the country. The rationale, according to the Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, is to generate sufficient... Read more »

Towards sustenance of Anambra’s lead in 2020 budget proposal

BY LAYING Anambra’s 2020 budget before the state legislature last week ahead all other governors across country, Gov. Willie Obiano has once again lived up to the billing of an adroit master... Read more »

Need to stem low basic education enrolment

ABOUT 10.5 million Nigerian children are out of school. This is worrisome. THIS is according to  a recent United Nation’s story which states that 60 per cent of  out-of school children are... Read more »

Xenophobia attack and Air Peace’s humanitarian gesture

THE xenophobic attack on foreign nationals in South Africa has dealt a huge blow to African unity. It has ignited diplomatic row between Nigeria and South Africa. Many Africans have left the... Read more »

New Anambra literacy campaign ticks all boxes

EVER since Anambra State first participated in the annual United Nations’ International Literacy Day in 1994, successive administrations did not go beyond thumbing the Agency for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education... Read more »
NECO certificate

Denying NECO certificate holders university admission, uncalled for

REPORTS about some Nigerian universities refusing to offer admissions to aspiring undergraduates with NECO results have been in circulation over the years. UNTIL now, the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE), organised... Read more »

Celebrating Anambra of our dream @ 28

AS ANAMBRA State marks her 28th anniversary of creation today, it is unarguably among the top investment destinations and hub for industrialisation and commercial activities in Nigeria. The state was created on... Read more »

Pact on new power substations will rev up Anambra economy

ANAMBRA State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Monday. This marks another bold move to make the state the first port of call for... Read more »

Appraising Osodieme’s tour of communities

IN THE 179 communities of Anambra State, Anambra State women activities are painting everywhere red. This is the period of their yearly August Meetings. But beyond the fanfare and fireworks that go... Read more »
Minna Peace Summit

Nigeria: Matters arising from Minna peace summit

TWO weeks ago, a former Head of State of Nigeria, Abdusalam Abubakar, convened a pan-Nigerian peace summit in Minna, Niger State.  Core goal of the forum was to find a solution to... Read more »

Tasks in S’East for on-coming FG ministers

IT IS no longer news that the 43 persons in the list that President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the Senate for  ministerial positions for his second term in office have scaled through... Read more »

New Anambra flood control model timely

RECENTLY, Anambra embarked on drainage desilting exercise across urban and suburban centres in the state. FLAGGING off the exercise at Eke-Awka axis of Awka metropolis on behalf of Gov. Willie Obiano, immediate... Read more »

Commending Anambra’s strategy for farmers

IN ANAMBRA State, the last five years had been monumental in record raking  as outstanding feats had been recorded in education, social security, industrial growth, economic advancement and overall good governance. AGRICULTURE... Read more »

Miyetti Allah youth vigilante in S’East: Handshake beyond wrist

REACTIONS have continued to trail the proposal by Miyetti Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to establish youth vigilante group in the five states of the South-East. THE proposal sparked wild reactions... Read more »

Task before Seventh Anambra House of Assembly

IN A manner devoid of rancour,  the seventh session of Anambra House of Assembly (ANHA) chose and inaugurated her new officers last Wednesday. We must commend the  legislators. But in doing this,... Read more »

Challenges facing 9th National Assembly

THE 9th session of Nigeria’s National Assembly was inaugurated on Tuesday by the clerk of the Assembly, Mr. Sani Mohammed Omolori with 107 Senators instead of the 109 that make up the... Read more »