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Anambra library association holds conference

LIBRARY has been described as a vital institution and a major enabler of national development, owing its expansive, engaging and inspiring information services to the society. Charles Obiorah Omekwu of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, made the assertion at the 2020 Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Anambra State Chapter, which...

Rotary Club, UNIZIK, empowers indigent people

ROTARY Club of Awka, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), led by  Abuchi Nwozor has given out  items in Awka, to assist the poor in their various areas of life. The  project was tagged 'Economic and Community Development Mega Project.    The event, held at Finotel Classic Hotel, Agu Awka, attracted the the Past Assistant Governor,...

Body fetes correctional center inmates in Awka

ENUGU based non-governmental and human rights organisation, Carmelite Prisoners' Interest Organisation (CAPIO), yesterday, paid a visit to Nigeria Correctional Service, Awka, in continuation of their tour towards helping inmates and returnee citizens in various correctional centers in Nigeria.    The team of five, led by the Chief Executive Director of...

Insurgency, Nigeria’s threat to food security

THE spate of killings in Nigeria  has in recent time  become worrisomely high. Despite gallant efforts of Nigeria’s security agencies, especially, the military and the police, the matter has worsened. it has terribly deflated the once towering ego to a very large extent. Recently, over 40 persons were killed in Bornu State in an...

Emmanuel Nwobosi (1938 – 2020): Warrior, folk hero

WHILE searching for a befitting valedictory line to the late elder statesman, Pa. Emmanuel  Nwora Nwobosi, I found this text by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono: “There are two kinds of heroes; heroes who shine in the face of great adversity, who perform an amazing feat in a difficult situation; and heroes who live among us, who do their...

Queen Elizabeth to miss family Christmas over virus fears

Queen of England,  Elizabeth II, who has spent much of the coronavirus outbreak in self-isolation because of her age, will forego her traditional family Christmas, the royal household said yesterday. The 94-year-old monarch and her husband, Prince Philip who normally spend the festive season at her Sandringham Estate in Eastern England, with other members...

In The President Is Dead, Offor thrills

THE President is Dead is one of the latest novels in the colourful Nigerian creative space. It is Kyrian Chiemela Offor's debut novel and the first of the Alan Taylor and Jennifer Raymond series. The President is Dead is unlike many tales churned out by Nigerian authors. It is ambitious in plot and...

Ojo portrays women’s ordeal in Fire in the Wind

Title: Fire in The WindAuthor: Kike OjoPublishers: Kraft Books, IbadanYear of Publication: 2020Number of Pages: 218Reviewers: Chukwuemeka E. Onukaogu and Chijioke Uwasomba JUST exactly two years after the publication of her first novel, The Fragrance of Roses, Kike Ojo, a proficient translator and comparatist, happy mother, grand-mother and wife of a retired diplomat has...

Boy 15, seeks N1.2m for cancer surgery at LUTH

A 15- year-old teenager, Samuel Ogunwole, who is currently on admission at  Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH, has called out to well meaning Nigerians to come to his aid after being diagnosed for right colon cancer at Faniyet Hospital Lagos. A medical report from the NSIA – LUTH Cancer Care, signed by a Consultant...

10 rescued from Ogun ‘baby factory’

TEN people, including four children, four pregnant women and two other women were yesterday rescued by police detectives from an illegal maternity home operating in Mowe area of Ogun State.   The detectives were acting on a tip-off when they burst the illegal maternity home. Ogun State Police Command Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the...

Anambra officers shine in national awards

SEVEN Anambra State public servants were among the presidential awardees and recipients of the 2020 Federal Government of Nigeria Public Sector Leadership and Productivity Award.   They were recognised for excelling in their departments through meritorious and efficient service delivery.   Those who received the presidential honours included Managing Director/CEO of...

AMEA 2020: National Light wins Best Newspaper of the Year for second time

IT was a night of victory and jubilation for the management and staff of the Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (publishers of National Light Newspaper, Ka Ọ Dị Taa Igbo Newspaper and Sportslight Xtra), as National Light won the Best Newspaper of the Year at the 2020 Anambra Media Excellence Award.   Organised by...

Anambra East farmers receive inputs for dry season farming

FARMERS in Anambra East Local Government Area  have received agricultural inputs in readiness for the forthcoming dry season farming.   The items, which were received as part of the state government's support to farmers, include truckloads of hybridrised cassava stems and 100 bags of high-yield 'faro- 44' rice seedlings.   Handing...

Petrol to gas conversion may cost vehicles N250,000

FEDERAL government has said  car owners would pay up to N250,000 to have their vehicles converted to run both on petrol and gas.   Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, stated this in Abuja, through his Technical Adviser on Gas Business and Policy Implementation and Programme Manager of Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Project,...

Auto crashes: One killed, 9 injured on Enugu-Onitsha expressway

ONE person died while nine others narrowly escaped death with various degrees of injuries in two separate auto crashes that occurred along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, yesterday.   While the road accident that claimed one life occurred in Onitsha, the crash that left nine narrowly escaping death happened when a Toyota Sienna car with SE...

FG allots N20b for S’East roads, others

Ihiala-Orlu, Oye Ama Etiti-Umuawulu, Omor-Umulokpa roads included FEDERAL Government yesterday approved about N121 billion for various road projects that cut across South East geopolitical zones and many other states of the federation.   While over N20 billion was voted for rehabilitation of Ihiala-Orlu, Oye Ama Etitte-Umuawulu, Omor-Umulokpa Roads in Anambra and...

Naira appreciates to N470/$ in parallel market

NAIRA yesterday appreciated by N20 to reverse its two-week losing streak against dollar in the parallel market, selling for N470 per dollar.   The gain came on the backdrop of new rules introduced by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday.   The rules halted the dwindling fortunes of the naira...

Buhari will speak soon – Speaker

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to address the nation through the National Assembly (NASS) on the state of insecurity in the country as requested by the federal lawmakers. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, disclosed this yesterday, in Abuja.   The Speaker of the green chamber explained that a date to be...

‘More sensitisation, solidarity needed to end HIV/AIDS spread’

THE 2020 World AIDS Day with theme, 'Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility',  celebrated Tuesday, all over the world, once again drew attention on the need to show support for people living with HIV and those  who have lost their lives because of AIDS.   National Light, in commemoration of this year's AIDS Day, sampled opinions...

2021 Budget: Nnewi market leader lauds Obiano’s interest in sports

GOV. Willie Obiano has been commended for budgeting N1billion for sports and games in the 2021 budget. Chairman, New Auto Spare Parts Association (NASPA), Nnewi, Obinna Okechukwu, while making the commendation in his office, described such gesture as visible display of the governor's interest in games, which will spur sportsmen and women to utilise...

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Anambra library association holds conference

LIBRARY has been described as a vital institution and a major enabler of national development, owing its expansive, engaging and inspiring information...

Rotary Club, UNIZIK, empowers indigent people

ROTARY Club of Awka, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), led by  Abuchi Nwozor has given out  items in Awka, to assist the poor...

Body fetes correctional center inmates in Awka

ENUGU based non-governmental and human rights organisation, Carmelite Prisoners' Interest Organisation (CAPIO), yesterday, paid a visit to Nigeria Correctional Service, Awka, in...

Insurgency, Nigeria’s threat to food security

THE spate of killings in Nigeria  has in recent time  become worrisomely high. Despite gallant efforts of Nigeria’s security agencies, especially, the...

Emmanuel Nwobosi (1938 – 2020): Warrior, folk hero

WHILE searching for a befitting valedictory line to the late elder statesman, Pa. Emmanuel  Nwora Nwobosi, I found this text by Susilo...

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