Stakeholders Charge Nigerians to Hold Leaders Accountable

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Nigerians have been urged to ensure they hold their public office holders accountable as the panacea to rescue the nation from the current econimic crisis.
They are enjoined to ensure leaders are meant to be accountable to the led, with the Charge of managing the nation's resources with utmost accountability.
This was the resolution collated by our Anambra state correspondent, Bamidele Ajayi on the need to ascertain the state of the nation and identity measures expected of the Leaders to arrest economic recession in Nigeria to rescue her from being collapsed.

APC Remains alternative to South East Political Quest --Dr. Obidigbo

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An industrialists Dr. Chike Obidigbo says the nation's political sphere needs to be restructured to attract people of idea to come in and effect change the people are yearning for.
He blamed the past administrations to have plundered the nation's resources which according bro him brought Nigeria into the current economic depression.

Train cuts trailer carrying soldiers into two in Kaduna

A Lagos bound train from Kano collided with a trailer at a railway crossing in Kawo, Kaduna, and cut the trailer into two, the Federal Road Safety Corps said in Kaduna on Wednesday.
The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Mr. Francis Udoma, told the News Agency of Nigeria, that the incident occurred at 3 a.m., adding however, that no life was lost.
Udoma explained that the train, carrying Nigerian soldiers and civilians, crashed into the sugarcane-laden trailer, belonging to W.A. Group of Companies.
He said the accident occurred when the driver of the trailer insisted on crossing the rail line even when the train was blaring its horn.

Catholic Arch Bishop Charge Leaders to Rescue Nigeria From Recession

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The Catholic bishop of Onitsha Arch Diocese Most Rev. Valeria Okeke has urged Nigerian leaders to map out programmes that would speedily rescue Nigeria from the current economic hardship.
He said,if leaders would reduce their expensive spending in governance and inject more funds into the system, according to him, would cushion the effect of the nation econimic downturn.
Our correspondent Bamidele Ajayi was at the Onitsha Prisons For the Arch Bishop Annual Christmas Visit entourage,  completes the report.

Nigerians Reflect on the need to Extend hand of fellowship to the needy

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Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Commonwealth nations. Boxing Day occurs on 26 December.
The Oxford English Dictionary gives the earliest attestations from Britain in the 1830s, defining it as "the first week-day after Christmas-day, observed as a holiday on which post-men, errand-boys, and servants of various kinds expect to receive a Christmas-box"
In some European countries, notably Germany, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries, 26 December is celebrated as a Second Christmas Day.
This custom is linked to an older British tradition: since they would have to wait on their masters on Christmas Day, the servants of the wealthy were allowed the next day to visit their families. The employers would give each servant a box to take home containing gifts, bonuses and sometimes leftover food.

APGA Proffers Solution To Current Econimic Recession

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The National Executive Committee of the All Progressive Grand Alliance is charging governments at all tiers to rise to their responsibility to hastily rescue Nigeria out of the current economic recession.
The party's NEC notes with fact that the Anambra state government model should be copied by the other 35 state governors as economic models to promote the purchasing power of Nigerians to work out of the recession.

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Manufacturers Call For Improved electricity To Boost Production

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Local manufacturers in Anambra on the government to increase the rate of power supply to industrial clusters  that would encourage them being in business.
They lamented the expenses made daily  and man hour lost, using alternative power supply. Which according to them would have been their rate of turn over .
Our Anambra state correspondent Bamidele Ajayi visits a rice mill in Amichi, Nnewi South LGA to ascertain the Progress made with the renewed call by federal government on Diversification of the nation's economy.

FG to spend N1.9bn on sewage, fumigation in 2017

The Federal Government and some its agencies that are not under the first line charge will spend N1.91bn on clearing of sewage and fumigation in the 2017 fiscal year, investigation has shown.

Details of the proposed spending are contained in the 2017 budget, which was submitted to a joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 14.

ARTHUR EZE PLACES UKPO ON THE MAP AGAIN BY EMPOWERING MEMBERS (Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder) .............AISHA EDWARD

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Ukpo, may not be or have a Tourist attraction, but the influx of people from across the world into the town every December 24, if recorded may outweigh the number of yearly visits recorded by top tourist sites in the World.
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The town, which borders Abba and Abagana towns in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State may not be blessed by Natural resources, and possibly not have a sweeping land mass or a dense population of inhabitants, but a particular event and various individuals have conspicuously placed the town on the map of achievements.

Dangote loses 32% of wealth in 2016 – Bloomberg index

Africa’s richest man and President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has lost 32 per cent of his wealth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires’ Index.

Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that Dangote lost $4.9bn or one-third of his wealth as the combined effect of falling oil prices and the June devaluation of the naira pushed him to No. 112 on the billionaires’ list with $10.4bn. Dangote was the world’s 46th-richest person in June.

Man planning attack on Third Mainland Bridge arrested –Police

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A suspected member of a militant group allegedly planning to blow up the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State, has been arrested by the police in Majidun, Ikorodu area of the state.

The suspect, Abiodun Amos, aka Senti, was said to be a bomb expert, who had participated in several robbery attacks and kidnappings in Lagos and Ogun states.  learnt that two Ak-47 rifles concealed in a bag and a vehicle loaded with dynamite and detonators were recovered from the suspect’s hideouts around the creeks in Majidun.
It was gathered that Amos’ arrest followed an intelligence report received by the office of the National Security Adviser to the President.

Sambisa’s capture: Boko Haram may have used Chibok girls as shields during attack –Army

Boko Haram fighters, fleeing an attack on their base last week might have used some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped on April 14, 2014, as human shields to prevent being fired upon by fighter jets during the attack on Sambisa Forest.

The Theatre Commander of the military campaign, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, on Wednesday, showed journalists aerial footage he said was filmed during attack on Sambisa Forest that showed the terrorists moving with women and children.



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The Nigerian Army, amongst all the forces in the country is highly revered for her strong discipline and maintenance of virtue in pursuing her regular duties, especially when dealing with civilians. Thus, the recent news of the alleged indiscipline of some officers of this revered institution shades a bad light on the Army and needs to be contained.


Anambra House Passes Ocha Brigade Bill Into Law

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A bill for a law to establish Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra 2016 and to provide for related matters has been passed by the State House of Assembly.
The bill sponsored by the Executive was passed by the legislature, during Plenary in Awka.
The bill provides that the principal objective of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (Ocha Brigade) is for improving the living standards of the citizenry by enforcing payment of taxes, environmental cleanliness, healthy living, general orderliness and discipline in the state.
The bill also stipulates that the agency shall facilitate the arrest, prosecution and payment of fine of any person that engages in Illegal Street trading or hawking in addition to erecting illegal structures on drainages, walk ways and water channels among others.

Anambra Government Solicits For Increase Supply of HIV/AIDS drugs and Kits

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Anambra state government says the recorded short fall in the supply of the HIV/AIDS treatment gadgets in the state, is attributed to a technical withdrawal of donor agencies.
It revealed that the delay was attributed to global recession, which according to it should not be applicable to human health facility that is used to save lives.
Addressing newsmen in Awka, as an event to mark the activities of this year world aids day ceremony in the state, the Anambra state commissioner of health, Dr. Jehoshaphat Akabuike said the technical withdrawal  in the supply of HIV/AIDS treatment drugs and kits by the donor agency ampere the operation of the state agencies to function optimally.

Obiano reiterates plan to convert College to University of Education

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Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has reiterated his resolve to convert Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe to a University of Education to enable the institution award degrees.
Obiano, who stated this at the 17th Convocation ceremony of the College for 2014 to 2016 graduands in Nsugbe on Friday, said plans were at the final stage to realise the project.

DG NYSC Set Up Panel of Inquiry To Investigate Death of Three Corps members

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The Director General of the National Youths Service Corps , Brigadier General Sule Kazaure says the corps has set up a panel of enquiry to investigate the death of the 2016 Batch B2 corps members in Zamfara, Kano & Bayelsa State respectively.
He made this public at his inspection of Camp Facility at the National Orientation camp Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Tipper Lorry Crash Claims 7 Lives In Nsugbe

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No fewer than seven persons lost their lives, Saturday evening, when a tipper lorry ran into an evening market near 33 Junction, leaving 13 more with injuries.
The residents of Nsugbe in Oyi local government area of Anambra state, alleged that the tipper lorry driver was been chased by men of the tax collectors along Umuleri- Onitsha road, while trying to evade tax men harassment before the unfortunate incident occurred.
Correspondent, Bamidele Ajayi gathered that some hoodlums employed by some government agency to collect toll fee from commuters were alleged to apply forceful means to carry out their task which resulted to the unfortunate death of the street traders.

Buratai Assures Sustenance of Security in Anambra

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Chief of Army Staff, lieutenant General Tukur Attahiru-Buratai is assuring the people of Anambra state that the presence of his men in and around Awka would boost the level of security standard in the state.
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He pledged that the 30 days programme would be geared towards  training  and equipping  men of the Nigerian Army with knowledge on intelligence gathering to enhance the security situation in the state.

NDLEA Anambra Takes Anti Drug Campaign To University

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AS part of activities mapped out  to reduce the level of drug trafficking in Anambra state, the state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has taken the enlightenment outreach to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Addressing the students on the danger inherent in drug abuse and trafficking, the state commander of the NDLEA, Anambra Command Sule Momodu warned the students not to hesitate to report any of their colleagues involve in sale of drug to their fellow students,
He took time to explain efforts made by the state command to ensure the state’s pariah image of drug trafficking to restructured.

Obiano Grants 13 inmates state Pardon, 5 accelerated bail conditions.

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Anambra state governor Willie Obiano yesterday , grants amnesty to 13 inmates and express bail conditions to 5 at Nnewi Prisons.
He said his administration embarks on the Constitutional  exercise to give hope to the hopeless and decongest the state Prisons .
Speaking shortly after the excercise at Nnewi Prisons, the governor who was represented by Justice Mrs. IKEM Onwumegbu stressed that the Constitution gives state governor leave to grant state pardon to longest serving inmates who had not been convicted in any court,,  inmates charged with capital offences but have stayed beyond 150 days without being tried in court, are liable to bail condition as well as granted state pardon to prisoners who had been discharged but not able to meet the bail conditions.

ANHA Passes.Motion To Regulate.Vigilante Operation in Nsugbe

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Anambra state house of assembly has passed a motion instructing the state commissioner of policeSam OKAULA to regulate the unruly conduct of Nsugbe Vigilante group in Anambra East Local Government Area of the

IPAC Anambra Issues 3months Statutory Ultimatum For Conduct of LG election

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Inter party advisory council, Anambra state chapter has issued a three month statutory notice on the state Governor Willie Obiano, to put in place mechanism for the conduct of local government elections into the 21 Local Government Areas in the state .
The political party committees told President Muhammad Buhari to withhold forthwith,funds accrue able to Local Government system from state governors who refuse to conduct LG elections in their states.

NDLEA partners LGA workers to fight illicit Drug Trafficking in Anambra

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Anambra Command has urged villagers to report all illicit drug peddling complains to designated NDLEA committee heads in various community and Local government area nearest to them.
It's encouraged the people to make information confidential to enable the committee come out with vital information to arrest suspected culprits.

Anambra Police Commissioner Promises Crime Free Yuletide Break

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Anambra state commissioner of police, Sam Okaula has promised safe and crime free Christmas celebration to residents and intending travelers coming into the state.
He said the command has machinery in place to combat insecurity activities, pledges that the crime free reports about Anambra is already improved upon.


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