• NCC officials attacked in Onitsha for dismantling N20m illegal cable

    NCC officials attacked in Onitsha for dismantling N20m illegal cable

    Officials of the Nigerian Copyrights Commission, NCC, yesterday escaped unhurt in the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra state, after raiding offices of those they identified as pirates who supply illegal television cables, dismantling all their installations.

    The attackers, numbering about 20, suspected to be the pirates whose installations were dismantled by the NCC officials during the raid, had stormed the premises of Exotic Suites at the GRA area of Onitsha where the officials had lodged and attempted to attack them, barely […]

  • NCC confiscates broadcast equipment worth millions of Naira in Onitsha

    NCC confiscates broadcast equipment worth millions of Naira in Onitsha

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Copyright Commission has impounded illegal broadcast equipment worth more than N20 million in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra.

    Addressing newsmen after the raid on Thursday, its Director of Enforcement, Mr Augustine Amodu, said the confiscated items included cables, 150 decoders, network boosters, channel splitters and other rebroadcast machines.

    Amodu said that the commission embarked on the raid after a series of enlightenment to persuade people against piracy.

    “It is unfortunate that in spite of the series […]

  • Biafra: Uwazuruike’s group releases names of members killed in Onitsha

    Biafra: Uwazuruike’s group releases names of members killed in Onitsha

    According to reports, the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) led by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has released the list of those who died last week during its 17th anniversary  march in  Onitsha, Anambra state.

    The group on Tuesday September 19, 2016, during a march to commemorate its 17th anniversary,  clashed with  security agents on  Onitsha-Owerri road, where they said four members  died while several others sustained various degrees of injures.

    The Director of Information of BIM Mr. Chris Mocha who disclosed this after its […]

  • Gunmen invade NTA Onitsha, burn down building

    Gunmen invade NTA Onitsha, burn down building

    Unknown gunmen on Wednesday invaded the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) office in Onitsha, Anambra, torching some equipment and Star Times section in the premises.

    Acting Manager of the station, Mr Chris Nwigwe, told Newsmen in Onitsha that the incident occurred at about 1.40 a.m.

    “Some armed men tried to attack the staff on duty but only succeeded in burning down the Star Times building,” he said, adding that no life was lost in the attack.

    An eyewitness said that an Improvised Explosive Device […]

  • Mechanic trapped under trailer, crushed to death in Onitsha [PHOTO]

    Mechanic trapped under trailer, crushed to death in Onitsha [PHOTO]

    A sad incident played out on Sunday in Onitsha, Anambra state, as a car mechanic was crushed to death by a trailer.

    The incident which happened at about sunset along 3-3 road in Onitsha, saw a trailer driver failing the break, lost control and rammed into the victim while he worked on a car.

    See photo

  • FIRS shuts firms in Abuja, Asaba, Lagos, Onitsha

    FIRS shuts firms in Abuja, Asaba, Lagos, Onitsha

    Some companies have been shut by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as it resumed its tax enforcement exercise in Lagos, Abuja, Asaba and Onitsha yesterday.

    In Abuja, the FIRS team, led by Chinazo Edeh, sealed off Urban Shelter Limited, a property development firm, located in the Wuse Zone 5 Area for allegedly owing N637 million in arrears of taxes accumulated from 2008 to 2016.

    Mohammed Sanni, Tax Liason Officer of Urban Shelter, said the company has submitted a payment plan which […]

  • Market women protest ‘Obiano police’ harassment

    Market women protest ‘Obiano police’ harassment

    Market women on Silas Works Street, Fegge, Onitsha, Anambra State took to the streets on Saturday to protest what they called constant harassment by Ocha Brigade, otherwise known as ‘Obiano police’.

    They threatened to relocate to Asaba, Delta State, if the harassment was not stopped.

    Displaying placards with different inscriptions, they marched to the state-owned Anambra State Broadcasting Service to register their grievance.

    Some of their placards read, ‘Obiano, leave us alone’, ‘We voted for you, don’t prevent us from doing our business’, […]

  • Relocation: Onitsha market women hold journalists hostage

    Relocation: Onitsha market women hold journalists hostage

    A mild drama played out last weekend when the newly relocated Vegetable and Fruits market women held journalists including Daily  Sun correspondent hostage for several minutes as a way of forcing them to make their position known to the government.

    The traders numbering more than hundred had barricaded a spot in the new market behind Power Mike Stadium, Atani Road, Ogbaru near Onitsha, Anambra State and threatened to deal with reporters who dared cross over to their side without hearing and […]

  • Biafra: Jubilation in Onitsha as FG releases detained IPOB members in Aba

    Biafra: Jubilation in Onitsha as FG releases detained IPOB members in Aba

    There was jubilation in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, yesterday, following the release of members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) arrested, during a prayer session, in Aba, Abia State, by security operatives.

    The IPOB members in Onitsha went into frenzy the moment news of their release filtered into  town. They converged on the old market road, Onitsha, discussing, drinking and celebrating, while expressing their hope that Nnamdi Kanu, their leader will soon be released by the Federal Government.

    In […]

  • Petty Thief Caught in Onitsha, Stripped Unclad (Photos)

    Petty Thief Caught in Onitsha, Stripped Unclad (Photos)

    Another act of jungle justice has been meted out to a petty thief who was caught stealing a mobile phone.

    A social media user has reported how a petty thief was almost lynched by an irate mob for attempting to steal a mobile phone in the south-eastern part of Nigeria.

    Read the eye witness account:

    “I was passing through Pampam lane at onitsha when I saw people gathered.I saw this hausa guy lying helplessly on the ground, they said he stole a phone […]

  • Onitsha is listed as World’s Most Polluted City – WHO

    Onitsha is listed as World’s Most Polluted City – WHO

    Onitsha, in Nigeria’s South East, has been tagged the world’s most polluted city, according to data obtained from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    According to the report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Onitsha produced pollution “levels of nearly 600 micrograms per cubic metre of PM10s – around 30 times the WHO recommended level of 20 micrograms per cubic metre,” to get the unenviable rating.

    Onitsha, along with three other Nigerian cities, Aba, Kaduna and Umuahia, featured in the top 20.

    “Air […]