Sickle  cell anemia the grim reaper and life terminator on its victims has been a strange bed fellow in the lives of innocent child by share ignorance of parents and in some cases from stupid love romance(s) that shoots out the tummy and subsequent child birth. This scourge as deadly as it is, is yet to be expunged nor eliminated even in this 21st century. Good enough it is gratifying to note that some breakthroughs has been made in finding a cure  to the disease; vis- the bone marrow and the stem cells transplant, coupled with some preventive palliative  drugs to cushion up.


Media Icon Advocates Professionalism In Online Information Dissemination

A media icon, Chief  Uche Nworah, Managing Director of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS)  has charged online publishers to cultivate the habit of constructive use of the internet to better their society.
Outlined the rich benefits in the online services, if well harness to the growth of human and natural resources.
He, gave the charge while addressing a group of Anambra Online Publishers (AOP) who paid him a courtesy visit at his Awka office, stressed the need that young people should explore the internet to shape the opinion of the society and bring information to the attention of people.

Obiano Gives Cash Compensations To Fulani Herdsmen Traders With Umumbo Farmers To Settle Their Dispute

                                                                 BY JAMES EZE
As the nation continues to grapple with the growing menace of Fulani cattle herders, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano may have set a worthy example with Wednesday’s exchange of monetary compensations between Fulani herdsmen and the people of Umumbo, an agrarian community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state for losses incurred by both parties during a recent conflict.


                                                         Okoye Somtochukwu,
                                                                   From Awka
With relative ease, more Nigerian adults and families, including the urban dwellers, can now start up fish farms in order to earn alternative income from the highly lucrative business of fish farming.
Thanks to the partnership between the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) and Benuwatts Company Limited to promote modern fish farming through an innovative system that uses mobile fish ponds made from reinforced tarpaulin – instead of concrete structures that have been generally expensive and less efficient.
This was disclosed at the NIPOST Territorial Headquarters in Awka during a courtesy visit on the NIPOST Management led by the Regional Sales Representative of Benuwatts, Ms. Uche Igboanugo.

Youth Political Participation in Nigeria: Challenges, Prospects and Next Steps--Photos

A Discussion Paper prepared by Ifeanyi Aniagoh, the Senior Special Assistant to Gov Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Social Media, for the National Colloquium on State of Governance in Nigeria held at Kanem Suites, Abuja on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
Resting on the already established protocol, I wish to commence by expressing how happy I am that we are discussing Youth Political Participation in our dear nation at this time... a critical era in our nationhood!


Your action tantamounts to corruption, Reps chide Dalung

TO what extent will Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung continue to back Chris Giwa’s moves to take over the Nigeria Football Federation even at the expense of growth of Nigerian football? Solomon Dalung While world football governing body, FIFA, the highest sports arbitration body in the world , Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, and all men of goodwill have continued to recognise the Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation as properly elected and therefore the authentic football authorities in Nigeria, the Minister  has continued to be on the other side, fueling the leadership problem in the football house. This was how Nigerian lawmakers saw Dalung and clearly said so in their interactive session in Abuja. The Minister drew their irk by continuously

Buhari’s one year ‘a colossal waste’ — Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the increment in the pump price of petrol as one of the gifts of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians to celebrate his one year in office, describing the president’s one year in office as “a colossal waste”.
In a statement titled; “Petrol Price Increment as Buhari’s 1st Year Anniversary Gift to Nigerians” which he personally signed, the governor said the Federal Government was indirectly collecting N58.50 naira tax from suffering Nigerians on each litre of petrol they buy.”
The statement reads; “Despite his electoral promise to reduce petrol pump price from the N87 per litre that he met it, President Muhammadu Buhari increased the price to N145! With this increment, Buhari has further impoverished Nigerians.

Onazi, Ideye leave for France

Lazio midfielder  Ogenyi Onazi and  Greece-based Brown Ideye top the list of the players who departed the country on Tuesday for France ahead of the Super Eagles’ friendly game against Mali on Friday.  Others are goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Monaco defender  Elderson Echiejile, Musa Muhammed, Abdullahi Shehu, Kingsley Madu,  Etebo Oghenekaro and  Aminu Umar.

Mikel shares adorable photo of twin

With the season over and the coming of a new manager at Chelsea, John Mikel Obi, the captain of the Super Eagles, is helping his girlfriend and mother of his twins,  Olga Diyachenko with the babies. Mikel recently shared a photo of himself playing with one of the twins. Mikel became the father of the twins, Mia and Ara in September, 2015.

It’s 30th title for Messi

Barcelona on Sunday clinched a La Liga and Copa del Rey double for the second successive season on what turned out to be yet another landmark night for Lionel Messi.
The Argentina international was in inspired form against Sevilla at the Vicente Calderon, setting up goals for Jordi Alba and Neymar in extra time as Barca ended their domestic campaign with a record 28th King’s Cup triumph.

Nnamdi Kanu can’t get bail, Appeal Court rules

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the decision of the Federal High Court to deny a bail application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Mr. Kanu is facing treason charges, alongside two others, Benjamin Madubgwu and James Nwawuisi, at the Federal High Court Abuja.

Tonto Dikeh Lauds Stepmother's Assistance

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh-Churchill, has lavished praise on her step mother, describing her as the best mum ever. The actress who recently welcomed a baby boy in the United States, praised her for playing her motherly role with a ‘heart of gold’ and wanting nothing other than greatness for all her step-kids.

Edo Govt withdraws letter approving new Oba of Benin

The Edo State Government has withdrawn a letter earlier issued on the Oba of Benin, saying it was issued in error.
In a retraction signed by the Secretary to State Government, Julius Ihonvbere, dated May 25, 2016, the government said: “In deference to the revered age-long tradition and respect for the sensibilities of the people of the great Benin Kingdom, the Government of Edo State hereby withdraws a letter issued on 24th May 2016 entitled: “Appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the Oba of Benin”

‘Ibinabo got what she deserved for banning me from AGN’

Fast rising actress, Christabel Goddy, may be new in the industry but she already knows how it feels to be in the middle of a controversy. The young lady is the actress that allegedly bit off the skin of her colleague, Princess Chineke, during a fight some months ago. Ever since then, she has been dubbed the ‘cannibal actress,’ a name she told Saturday Beats she detests.

I’m not scared of competition –DJ Moonlait

After making a name in the South South region, Queen Udeme, popularly known as DJ Moonlait, tells Saturday Beats that she is ready to take over Lagos.
How long have you been a disc jockey?

Lagos signs MoU on N790Bn 4th Mainland Bridge project

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Wednesday, signed the Memorandum of Understanding with investor on the much publicized construction of the proposed 4th Mainland Bridge projecT.

Leicester make £23m Musa bid

Leicester City have made a bid in the region of £23m for CKSA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa, according to the Russian club’s manager Leonid Slutskiy.
The Premier League champions were interested in the 23-year-old in January, but have now returned with a concrete offer for the Nigeria international.

Court rejects Metuh’s request to travel abroad for treatment

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed an application by the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, asking for the release of his passport to enable travel to the United Kingdom for medical treatment.
Justice Okon Abang in rejecting the request in a ruling, held that the court lacked jurisdiction to order the release of Metuh’s passport having earlier directed that it should be deposited with the Chief Registrar of the Court throughout the period of the PDP spokesperson’s ongoing trial.
“The law is settled and required no restatement that when a court has made an order, the court lacks jurisdiction to set aside the order or vary the order,” Justice Abang ruled.

Looters block effort to recover £300m Abacha’s loot –FG

An attempt by the Federal Government to repatriate £300m stolen funds from the State of Jersey (an autonomous British territory) has suffered a setback, says the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama.
Onyeama said this in Abuja on Tuesday during a press conference which was held to commemorate President Muhammadu Buhari’s one year in office.
The Bailiff of Jersey, Mr Micheal Birt, had said in 2014 that Jersey had repatriated, in two tranches £140m of the loot belonging to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, which was laundered on his behalf by Mr Raj Bhojwani, an Indian businessman.

New Director Generals named for Radio Nigeria, NAN, NTA, NOA, NBC, VON

The Federal Government has named a new sect of chief executives for six agencies under the Ministry of Information and Culture.
The appointments were announced in Abuja on Wednesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

Traders Protest Against Double Taxation In Anambra

League of market women numbering in their hundreds thronged the seat of power in Awka, Anambra state, protested against the activities of the men of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra OCHA Brigade alleged destruction and over taxation of their wears.
They called on the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano to checkmate the activities of the men of OCHA Brigade and profer a lasting solution to the molestation.
 Speaking to journalists in Awka, Anambra state capital, a trader of the Tomatoes, Vegetable and other perishable products at Coca cola market, Atani, in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state, Mrs. Aisha Yusuf condemned the activities of the men of Ocha brigade, alleged they destroy her goods worths thousands of naira, leaving  her with no hope of where she would get financial assistance to continue the trading she use to support her family and train her children in Schools.
She said: ‘  Our problems be say  the place we are looking for money to train our children, Ocha brigade can to pursue us out of the place and we do not have another place to go, so that is our problem”.

Exclusive Pictures of Obiano at Owerre Ezukala Cave and Waterfall

Gov Obiano earlier today visited one of the natural wonders of the world located in Owerre Ezukala community in Orumba South local government area of Anambra State... A cave with waterfall "natural spring water" that runs all year round.
According to an excited Awogu "This is the first of its kind to the people of Owerre Ezukala for a Governor to visit our town and not only that, he entered our cave".


Federal High Court Declares PDP Caretaker Committee Illegal

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Today ruled against formation of caretaker committee to oversee the affairs of the People Democratic party operation pending the substantive elected official of the national Officers will assume office.
Delivering  his judgement, Justice Ibrahim Buba ruled that the caretaker committee imposed on the party by the PDP governors is illegal.

No Difference Between Boko Haram And The Niger Delta Avengers

l things considered, the Niger Delta Avengers are no different from the Boko Haram criminality in the Northern part of Nigeria, and if I wanted to be too strict, I would say that the Niger Delta Avengers are more deadly, more destructive,  more dangerous and consequently more devilish. Boko Haram has been on a hit and run warfare that derives pleasure in hitting and killing soft targets, but the destructive Avengers of Niger Delta targets oil installations and the Power Sector, the two most critical sectors of our economy today.

Arrest Warrant Issued For Ekitigate Plotter Iyiola Omisore

SharaReporters can authoritatively report that the former Deputy Governor and Senator of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to a statement from the EFCC an arrest warrant has been issued for the embattled Mr. Omisore.
Mr. Omisore is wanted in connection to receiving and misappropriating more than N700 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) in 2014.

Unemployed persons in Lagos State Job Opportunities Out

The Lagos State government has started online registration of jobless/unemployed people to enable it develop appropriate intervention programmes.
The exercise, under the auspices of the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, will also provide data and profiles of jobless youths, with a view to training them.


 Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder commonly found in tropical region of Africa. Its debilitating effects due to ignorance from parents over the years has sent many innocent victims to their untimely graves. The prevalence of sickle cell disease dates back to 1910. Before then and up till now (unfortunately) new births with these deadly scourge is yet to be abated.


Nigeria Uncovers Fresh N2.23 Trillion Fraud In NNPC

The Nigeria oil and gas as well as the solid minerals sectors Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative NEITI audit report for 2013 has been published.
The Minister of Solid Minerals and Chairman of the NEITI Board, Kayode Fayemi, said the audit, which focused on all aspects of the extractive industries, showed that total revenue flows into the Federation Account from the oil and gas sector in 2013 was about $58.07 billion.
The figure represented about eight per cent decline when compared to the $62.9 billion realised in 2012.

Boko Haram ‘Chief Bomb Maker’ Shot Dead, Nigeria Military Claims

The Nigerian Army today announced the death of an unnamed man, described as the “chief bomb maker” of the Boko Haram terror group, reportedly at the hands of a bodyguard of militant leader Abubakar Shekau.
A statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations said the development was a major breakthrough in the clearance and rescue operation by the Nigerian military, and that it also confirms that all is not well within the Boko Haram terrorist's camp.
“The chief bomb maker, apart from his high status in the command structure of the Boko Haram terrorists, he was one of their capable hands involved in making Improvised Explosive Devices


In continuation of his looting spree, Delta State Commissioner for Basic Education, Chinedu Ebie, who we recently reported how he gave spoilt laptops to teachers, and later, compulsorily deducted N5,000 from the teachers that never collected his damaged laptops, has gone berserk again, with another round of looting.
Our findings have revealed, that, Ebie has yet again, ordered that, teachers of his ministry be made to pay N8,000 to the Post Primary Education board Account office. Exclusive documents obtained by Secret Reporters, shows that, teachers are currently forced to part with the N8,000 for staff verification. An independent investigation on payment of verification around sister states, proves that no record of payment for staff verification could be traced, as sources said, it is an aberration to even hear that staff pay for verification.


Anambra State Football Association’s giant strides towards rapid development of the game in the state received a big boost with the donation of N150 million by the Ifeanyi Ubah Foundation.
The fund, according to the foundation, was part of its support to the innovative programmes of the recently inaugurated FA board led by Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, to place the Anambra State on the path to football glory.


How PDP Governors Conned And Revolted Against Ali Modu Sheriff, Sent Text Messages That Wrecked Him

A plot by some governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party and a flurry of text messages triggered the revolt that led to the removal of the  National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff; SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt.

Top officials of the party who took part in the game of intrigues that led to the ouster of the party chairman said Sheriff did not realise the level of conspiracy against him till it was too late.


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