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Ihiala celebrates New Yam Festival

THE traditional ruler of Ihiala,  Oluoha Thomas Obidiegwu has extolled Governor Willie Obiano and Anambra State  Commissioner Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C Don Adinuba, for making Ihiala New Yam Festival a colourful one.  The traditional ruler, who stated this during the Iwaji ceremony of the community, described them as   custodians of culture, adding  ...

Nigerian Embassy in Swiss debunks calling police on Nigerians

THE Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has denied claims that the Nigerian Embassy in Switzerland called police on some Nigerians who were at the embassy to collect their passports.  NIDCOM in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Abdurrahman Balogun, yesterday, said the embassy, instead invited officials of the Embassy Protection Unit to bring order...

Oba pleads for completion of Umuoji-Oba -Akwu Ukwu Rd

OBA community in Idemili South Local Government Area has called on Anambra State Government to complete the construction of Umuoji-Oba -Akwu Ukwu Road.  They made the plea during the funeral rites of the  late Chief Godson Udoh Egbenadiji, a cabinet Member of Igwe Eze Okpoko Oba.   Egbenadiji was brother of a...

Anambra marks Peace Day, attracts $4b investment

ANAMBRA State joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2020 World Peace Day in Awka.    The theme of the celebration was ``Shaping Peace Together''.  The event was organised in conjunction with the South-East Zonal Institution for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   It...

Nkwelle-Ezunaka boils over hijacked constituency projects

THERE is  uneasy calm in Nkwelle-Ezunaka, in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, sequel to alleged diversion of two constituency projects meant for the people that were reportedly hijacked by an erstwhile member of the disbanded caretaker of the town's union.     Impeccable sources within the community told our roving reporter that the...

In Oraukwu,Ozo Ikwelle Society initiates 12 new members

IT was a joyful day for 12 sons of Oraukwu,  in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State as they were initiated into the prestigious ozo title by leaders and members of Ozo Ikwelle title holders in the community.   Those conferred with the Ozo Ikwelle titles were Chief Ben Ezeneme, President of...

Ogbunike holds rally to support Obiano, Osodieme

OGBUNIKE community in Oyi Council Area have added their voices in support of Governor Willie Obiano-led administration and thanked him for the infrastructural projects in the community, political appointments and respect for rule of law. The rally was led by Ndi Ichie Ogbunike, Ogbunike Progress Union, market women, political appointees, Ogbunike women and youths.

World Cleanup Day: Anambra to hold mock edition of ‘Five Million Plastic Challenge’

NDI Anambra, voluntary organisations, religious bodies, especially corporate bodies within the state have been encouraged to participate in the upcoming mega mock- edition of 'Five Million Plastic Challenge' in commemoration of World Clean Up Day and Earth Festival, geared towards maintaining a healthy environment, preserving the earth from the negative effects of plastic waste and protecting human...

Roland Garros’ coronavirus situation worries Halep

WINNER of Italian Open, Simona Halep has admitted that coronavirus test results at Roland Garros qualifying has her worried. Halep will be the top seed at the French Open this year due to Ashleigh Barty’s decision not to play.   While she was busy winning the Italian Open in Rome, though, five players were...

I need to focus on my health, training – Andreescu

BIANCA Andreescu in her own words has taken the ‘difficult decision’ to end her season as she continues to struggle with injury.   Andreescu won the US Open in 2019 but was injured two months later at the WTA Finals.   Reports once claimed that she was on the verge of...

60-yr-old man rapes five-yr-old in Bauchi

A SIXTY-YEAR-OLD man named Muhammed Dahiru was yesterday, arrested by the police in Bauchi State for allegedly raping a five-year-child.   Bauchi State Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, stated this in a statement he released to newsmen.   According to him, the suspect threatened to slaughter his victim if she disclosed...

Wawrinka parts ways with coach

STAN Wawrinka parts way with Magus Norman, he has confirmed.    Wawrinka won three Grand Slam titles under Swede Norman in a highly successful eight-year relationship, which also saw the Swiss ace climb to world number four.   However, the 35-year-old will now be seeking a fresh voice in his team...

FG to sell presidential jet

FEDERAL government yesterday, put up for sale one of the jets in the presidential fleet.   The jet, Hawker 4000 aircraft with registration number, 5N-FGX/: RC 066, has a capacity for nine passengers and three crew members.   It was manufactured by Hawker Beechcraft more than eight years ago but government...

Stock activities upbeat as investors trade 41m shares for N6.2b

TRADING activities at Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), yesterday, maintained previous day stance as total volume and value of stocks traded advanced by 58.05 per cent and 42.74 per cent to 414.26 million units and N6.2 billion and exchanged in 3,793 deals.   Domestic equities market also sustained positive return as All Share Index (ASI)...

Djokovic keen on surpassing Federer’s historic No. 1 ranking

WORLD No. 1 Novak Djokovic underlined once again that he is fully locked in on surpassing Roger Federer on the historic No. 1 ranking. Federer, a record 20-time Grand Slam champion, also holds the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1.  Djokovic is strongly bidding to make it past the Swiss one...

WWE Clash of champions: Hardy to fight Sami Zayn, AJ Styles in triple threat

WWE Intercontinental Champion, Jeff Hardy is done with the Intercontinental title dispute on SmackDown. Two title contenders, AJ Styles and Sami Zayn, faced off against one another. After the match, Jeff Hardy appeared and challenged both Hardy and Styles to a massive showdown at Clash of Champions.   For the past few weeks, Sami...

UFC: Covington accuses Usman of cheating

COLBY Covington went on an expletive-laden rant criticising his opponent and the referee as he discussed his defeat to Kamaru Usman last December.   The 32-year-old’s fight with Usman for the UFC welterweight title was stopped in the fifth round.   Kamaru Usman beat Colby Covington in December.

NAFDAC seals two fake factories, recovers fake drugs worth over N10m

NATIONAL Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday, sealed two counterfeit animal drug factories in Bichi Local Government Area of Kano State.   State Coordinator of NAFDAC, Shaba Muhammad, said the raid was necessary after discovery of a large quantity of the counterfeit animal drugs in circulation at Sabon Gari and other...

Petrol, electricity price hike: FG, labour to meet today

THE Federal Government will today meet again with Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to explore amicable negotiations that may compel organised labour to shelve their planned nationwide strike and protest against the recent hike in electricity tariffs and fuel pump price.   Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations in...

FEC approves N12b for Ohafia-Arochukwu Rd

THE Federal Executive Council (FEC), yesterday, approved a N12.088 billion for the second phase of Ohafia-Arochukwu Road in Abia State.   Federal Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the weekly FEC meeting at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.   According to him, the...

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Ihiala celebrates New Yam Festival

THE traditional ruler of Ihiala,  Oluoha Thomas Obidiegwu has extolled Governor Willie Obiano and Anambra State  Commissioner Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr....

Nigerian Embassy in Swiss debunks calling police on Nigerians

THE Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has denied claims that the Nigerian Embassy in Switzerland called police on some Nigerians who were...

Oba pleads for completion of Umuoji-Oba -Akwu Ukwu Rd

OBA community in Idemili South Local Government Area has called on Anambra State Government to complete the construction of Umuoji-Oba -Akwu Ukwu...

Anambra marks Peace Day, attracts $4b investment

ANAMBRA State joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2020 World Peace Day in Awka.    The...

Nkwelle-Ezunaka boils over hijacked constituency projects

THERE is  uneasy calm in Nkwelle-Ezunaka, in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, sequel to alleged diversion of two constituency projects...

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