• Anambra and Cross River to partner South Africa on agriculture – Consul General

    Anambra and Cross River to partner South Africa on agriculture – Consul General

    Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, Nigeria`s Consul General in South Africa, said on Friday that Anambra and Cross River officials would visit South Africa in January 2017 to seal a partnership deal on agriculture.

    Ajulu-Okeke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that the visit was part of the Federal Government`s intervention programme on agriculture.

    She said that the North-West Province of South Africa had already accepted to train the officials and share experience on how to boost food production.

    “The Premier of […]

  • High court orders return of NURTW to Anambra motor parks

    High court orders return of NURTW to Anambra motor parks

    A High Court in Awka has returned the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to motor parks and garages in Anambra State after 16 years, and restrained the state government, its agent, servants, privies, workmen and/or cohorts from treating the state chapter of NURTW as a body or entity prohibited or outlawed in the state

    Delivering judgment in a suit filed by NURTW against the state government, Justice D. A. Onyefulu declared treatment of NURTW as a body or an entity […]

  • DSS arrests illegal BDC operators in Anambra

    DSS arrests illegal BDC operators in Anambra

    Markets in Awka and Onitsha in Anambra state were on Friday raided by members of the Department of State Services (DSS) in search of illegal bureau de change (BDC) operators.

     A trader at the Eke Market in Awka, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said some hawkers of foreign currencies were arrested.

    He said that the DSS operatives also carted away huge sums of foreign currencies seized from the hawkers.

    “We scampered for our lives when we saw them inside the market in […]

  • Anambra farming communities warn herdsmen

    Anambra farming communities warn herdsmen

    Aguleri Otu, Mkpunando and Eziagulu Otu communities in Anambra East Local Council have warned Fulani herdsmen to stay away from their farmlands this dry season to avoid further damage to their crops.

    The communities yesterday lamented that they were yet to recover from the colossal damage done to their crops last dry season by the herdsmen.

    Rising from a meeting of Aguleri-Otu leaders of thought chaired by the traditional ruler of Mkpunando, Igwe Alex A. Edozieuno, with his deputy, Igwe Udorji Ikegbunam […]

  • Drama in Anambra as police storm court to arrest suspect

    Drama in Anambra as police storm court to arrest suspect

    There was a mild drama yesterday at Ogidi High Court, in Anambra State, when policemen from Zone 9 Umuahia stormed the court to arrest one Chief Okey Nwaforagu whose two nephews were shot dead last week by unknown persons.

    Two persons were killed last week at Okpuno, Abor Akauzor, Umusioma Village Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area in a beer palour while another person was shot and currently receiving treatment in a hospital.

    The bereaved Nwaforagu whose two nephews, Chibuzor Ajaetu, popularly […]

  • Obiano Promises To Resolve Anambra- Enugu Boundary Disputes

    Obiano Promises To Resolve Anambra- Enugu Boundary Disputes

    Governor Willie Obiano has assured indigenes that he would resolve the boundary disputes that currently exist between Anambra and Enugu states.

    In a meeting at the governor’s lodge, Amawbia, a delegation from Enugu state led by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo and representatives from the National Boundary Commission Office, Abuja, rubbed minds with Governor Obiano, on how to permanently resolve the boundary issues.

    Anambra and Enugu states in the southeast of Nigeria, are rich in natural resources, which has been a […]

  • DPO stabbed as hoodlums attack police headquarters in Anambra

    DPO stabbed as hoodlums attack police headquarters in Anambra

    About 16 hoodlums armed with machetes and other dangerous weapons on Sunday night invaded Ogidi Police Divisional Headquarters in Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, injuring the Divisional Police Officer, (DPO), Mr Hassan Musa and four other policemen.

    Sources said the bandits  who tied white bands on their heads stormed the station at about 9pm as they beat the armed policemen at the gate before forcing their way into the  station  from where they made straight to the counter where […]

  • Anambra bans illegal mining, to recruit 200 disabled persons

    Anambra bans illegal mining, to recruit 200 disabled persons

    Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has banned illegal mining and extraction of solid minerals in the state.

    The ban was announced by the governor yesterday while receiving a delegation from the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in Awka, the state capital.

    The delegation is on a nationwide tour.

    Obiano said his administration was committed to plugging all leakages in the revenue collection process in the state.

    He directed all licensed miners to work with the state Ministry of Science and Technology to […]

  • Reps direct INEC to conduct outstanding elections in Rivers, Anambra

    Reps direct INEC to conduct outstanding elections in Rivers, Anambra

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives on Tuesday directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct all outstanding elections in Rivers and Anambra states with immediate effect.

    The House also mandated it’s committee on Legislative Compliance and Electoral Matters to ensure compliance with the resolution and confirm date of the elections to the House within two weeks.

    The representatives adopted a motion of urgent national importance co-sponsored by Minority Leader of the House, Leo Ogor and five others.

    According to […]

  • Police deny knowledge of Anambra s*x scandal

    Police deny knowledge of Anambra s*x scandal

    It was gathered that the Anambra State Police Command on Saturday said it had no knowledge of the sex scandal involving the 2015 winner of the Miss Anambra competition, Chidinma Okeke.

    Chidimma’s alleged lesbian video had gone viral on the social media shortly after she was abruptly dethroned last week by the organisers of the pageant, the Anambra Broadcasting Service.

    Her lawyer, Ikenna Obidiegwu, had on Wednesday last week alleged that the Anambra Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, had denied his […]

  • Young Man Pulls Massive Crowd With His Local Invention In Anambra (photos)

    Young Man Pulls Massive Crowd With His Local Invention In Anambra (photos)

    A young ambitious man in Anambra State has created and showcased something quite unique that has attracted lots of people.

    This is the moment a young man pulled a crowd to himself after showcasing an invention of his to the public.

    The incident reportedly took place on Saturday at Nkpor town in Idemili North local government area of Anambra state.

    The young man is said to have built up an aeroplane model using scrap materials and locally sourced items.

    The invention was showcased at […]