Disability community commends Anambra governor-elect Soludo for appointing members in transition committee

Mr Ezewuzie Commended Governor Obiano whom he said has done everything possible to give persons with disability sense of belonging especially in signing the Disability Rights Law.

The Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Disability Matters Mr Chuks Ezewuzie has Commended the in-coming Governor Professor Chukwuma Soludo for appointing some persons with disability in the eighty-man transition Committee.

The committee which is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a seamless transition on March seventeenth has Dr Oby Ezekwesili former World Bank executive and one-time Minister of Education as chairperson and more than two persons with disability as members.

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24-year-old man who travelled home for christmas killed by gunmen in Anambra (photos)

A 24-year-old man, Chisom Johnchris Ezeh, who travelled home for the celebration of Christmas, has allegedly been killed by gunmen in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

It was gathered that Ezeh had travelled home for the Christmas celebration, but was shot on the 26th of December along Uga Ezinifite road and died the next day.

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Gunmen kill police officer in Anambra

Unknown gunmen have killed a mobile policeman in Eziama-Uli, in Ihiala local government area of Anambra State.

According to a report by NAN, the victim is said to be one of two mobile police operatives providing security for a team of health officials carrying out vaccination exercises at Eziama-Uli Health Centre.

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3 persons killed during cult crash in Anambra

Three are feared dead in the Amawbia Community, near Awka, the Anambra State capital.

It was gathered that there has been a series of killings in Awka and enviros for close to two years, and they have been said to be related to tussles by rival cult groups in the state.

According to an eyewitness, The killing was not unconnected to persistent cult crashes in the state Capital.

Read what he said below…

It happened yesterday afternoon, very close to the house of the National Chairman of All Progressive Grande Alliance (APGA), Mr Victor Oye.

We were coming back from the church when we noticed that there was a problem. When we asked, we were told of the killing. When we moved a little further, we now saw a dead body, but we were told that three people were killed in all.

Some people even said that one of the persons who was killed was a security guard who works with APGA chairman.

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Petrol tanker catches fire engulfs properties near Boromeo roundabout in Onitsha

Petrol tanker catches fire engulfs properties near Boromeo roundabout in Onitsha.

A fire outbreak on Sunday evening devastated a petrol station near Boromeo roundabout in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra.
A resident who witnessed the incident said that a petrol-laden tanker exploded and burst into flames while waiting to have the fuel discharged.
The eye witness said that heavy traffic on Awka Road in the city delayed the arrival of fire fighters who later battled to contain the raging inferno.


Anambra State declares Tuesday public holiday to honor Nnamdi Azikiwe

Anambra State government has declared Tuesday, November 16, 2021, as a public holiday in honour of Nigeria’s first president, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, who was born on November 16, 1904.
This was disclosed in a statement by the state commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba.

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has previously called on the federal government to recognize the date as a nation-wide public holiday, in honour of Azikiwe’s contribution to Nigeria. This year makes it the third year the Anambra State government would be observing the birthday anniversary.


Police Reacts After Hoodlums Assassinates INEC Chairman In Anambra

There are claims that Yakubu was assassinated today by unknown gunmen, a deadly gang that has been terrorizing the South-East region. The officer said Yakubu held a stakeholders meeting in Awka today and stated the preparedness of the commission to hold peaceful election in the state. A statement Tuesday night by DSP Nkeiruka Nwode, debunked the circulating information.
Nwode is the Zonal PRO/Head of Police Media Team for the governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday November 6. “Security agencies are ever ready to enforce their statutory responsibility to ensure hitch free exercise”, the PRO noted. ‘The police appealed for caution by members of the public and appealed to internet users to avoid contents that do not reflect the current state of security. “The CP want to state unequivocally that the publication is false and absolutely misleading.


Group Allege Plot By Officials Of Electoral Body, INEC To Rig Anambra Election

Group Allege Plot By Officials Of Electoral Body, INEC To Rig Anambra Election. A civil society group, Save Nigeria Movement, has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig Saturday’s Anambra State governorship poll.

In a release in Abuja, the SNM convener, Solomon Semaka, alleged that the INEC National Commissioner in charge of logistics, Okey Ibeanu, and the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Nwachukwu Orji, were part of the plot.

The group expressed concerns that the duo had not been questioned yet over an alleged involvement in a $4million bribery scandal as part of the attempt to compromise the Anambra election in favour of the ruling party, All Progressives Grand Alliance.

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One military officer killed as troops neutralise IPOB/ESN gunmen in Anambra, recover AK47 rifles and ammunition

One military officer killed as troops neutralise IPOB/ESN gunmen in Anambra, recover AK47 rifles and ammunition. Troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army conducting Exercise GOLDEN DAWN have neutralized four gunmen of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra/ Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) in a fierce encounter at Nnobi Junction, Idemili South Local Government Area on Friday 29 October 2021.
In a statement released, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the suspected IPOB members had earlier on carried out an attack on personnel of security agencies deployed at Ekwulobia roundabout in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. He said after the attack, troops swiftly mobilized to the scene and subsequently embarked on the pursuit of the criminals along Nnewi-Nnobi road. He said the troops made contact with the fleeing gunmen and engaged them in a firefight, neutralizing four of the criminals.

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Insecurity: Gunmen Abducts Man In Anambra

Gunmen on Thursday night attacked Ukwulu in dunukofia local government area of Anambra State and Kidnapped man to an unknown destination.

“Though the victim’s name was unidentified, It was gathered that he was abducted around Ukwulu axis, in dunukofia Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, October 28.

The victim was said to be returning from a trip when he was accosted by the kidnappers while driving. His car was abandoned by the roadside”, an eyewitness said.