Friday

Exclusive Breastfeeding: Enugu govt stresses importance of ‘first immunisation’ to new born babies



The Enugu State Government has urged nursing mothers and women to ensure that every new born baby is exclusively breastfed between the first one hour of delivery.

EEDC sensitises 200 staff on safety, holds fire drills




No fewer than 200 staff of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company have attended safety sensitisation meant to inculcate safety consciousness and firefighting techniques in them.

Labour Party names leader of Peter Obi’s campaign communication team



Pat  Utomi, a renowned Economist, has announced Charles Odigbo as the leader of the communication team for the Labour Party campaign team.

Group Demands Justice for Man Killed for Allegedly Stealing Noodles

Members of Enugwu village in Nanka community of Orumba North local government area of Anambra State, have demanded justice for a youth of the village, Mr Toochukwu Onyemelukwe, who was allegedly murdered by persons suspected to be vigilante members in the community in November 2021.

ICT Initiative Of Anambra NYCN Gains Support, As Security Expert Donates N1m To Council




The Information Communications Technology, ICT initiative of the Surveyor Obi Emeka Chukwudi-led Anambra Chapter of the National Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN, is already gaining the buy-in of notable Anambra stakeholders.

Wednesday

No More Open Waste In Awka As Contractor Begins House-To-House Refuse Collection


Implementation of the directive of Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo putting an end to collective dumping of refuse at designated points has commenced in Awka, the State capital.

Our Correspondent on Wednesday visited some major dumpsites in the capital and reports that the initial huge heaps at the sites have been evacuated.

Awka Residents Hail Soludo’s Waste Management Agenda As Contractor Kickstarts House-To-House Refuse Collection

 


Implementation of the directive of Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo putting an end to collective dumping of refuse at designated points has commenced in Awka, the State capital.

Anambra NYCN Craves Support As Computer Sets Donated By Its Chairman, Surv Obi Is To Be Unveiled August 19

 


The Anambra State Chapter of the National Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN will on Friday, the 19th of August, 2022, unveil the 20 sets of desktop computer donated to it by the State Chairman, Surveyor Emeka Obi.

Friday

GOC inaugurates projects in 103 Battalion, lauds CO for developmental strides

 


Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, has inaugurated two projects meant to improve service delivery within the 103 Battalion, Awkunanaw in Enugu.

The inaugurated projects included: a guard house and a block of flats meant for officers’ quarters at the Battalion's barrack.

Thursday

South-East beneficiaries laud FG MSME Survival Fund, say its timely intervention



South-East beneficiaries of the Medium, Small and Micro Entreprises (MSME) Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-take Scheme have lauded the Federal Government for undertaking the business sustainability scheme after COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Transport stakeholders urge strengthening of taskforce on road decongestion along markets in Enugu

 


 Transport stakeholders in Enugu State have agreed to strengthen the already existing task-force on roads decongestion along markets to ensure constant free flow of traffic within Enugu metropolis.

They agreed that the task-force should be supported by all to decongest roads along Holy Ghost, Chris Chemist, Gariki market and Abakpa market axis; while building synergy with the police, urban local government councils and market leaders.

Just In: Kidnapped actors regain freedom – AGN

Chairman Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN Enugu state chapter, Brown Ene has announced the release of the two kidnapped actors Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi.

The guild chairman confirmed this in a telephone interview with TVC News,  denied to make public whether ransom was paid for their release but blamed the unfortunate incident to the rising spate of insecurity in the country.

Tuesday

Kidnap Nollywood Actor's Wife Solicits Government Help


Obianuju Noyelu wife of  Clemson Cornel, one of the kiidnapped Nollywood actors, has  appealed to government to intervene and help them in ensuring speedy release of her husband. and Cynthia Okereke.

The women who said  she is currently at a hospital, possibly as a result of the shuck emanated from her husband kidnap, claimed she is positive that Angel of God will guard the husband and Cynthia Okereke and fast track their release unhurt.

Monday

Agro-Business Expert, Nzewi Hosts Authentic Anambra NYCN Leadership, Urges Splinter Group To Align

 


The Managing Director, Great Rice Mills, Hon Nnanna Nzewi has advised splinter groups of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN in Anambra State to align with the leadership of Surveyor Emeka Obi, in the best interest of Anambra youths who they claim they are rooting for their welfare

You’re Not The Best Politician In Nigeria – Okowa Hits Tinubu



Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has condemned former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu’s attack on ex-vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) told Tinubu that he isn’t the best politician in Nigeria.

Peter Obi lacks experience to lead Nigeria, says Okowa



Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta, says Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), does not have the needed experience to lead Nigeria. 

Just in: ASUU Extends Strike By Four More Weeks



The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a four weeks extension of the strike action embarked on by its members since February 2022.

ENSG reiterates commitment to reposition technical colleges to lead innovation

 



The Enugu State Government has reiterated its commitment to reposition all technical and special colleges in the state to lead in scientific innovation in the country.

The state’s Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uchenna Eze, gave the assurance on Sunday during the finale of Annual Inter-House Sports Competition of Government Technical College (GTC), Enugu.

Prof. Madu expresses worry over policy inconsistency on environmental issues

 



A don, Prof. Christian Madu, has expressed worry over policy inconsistency on environmental issues affecting the country.

Madu, who is a Professor of Environment Management and Control with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), disclosed this to newsmen in Enugu on Monday.

Sunday

APC sweeps Entire Ebonyi 1$ LG polls

 

Ebonyi State Electoral Commission has declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of all the chairmanship and councillorship seats in the local government elections held on Saturday

Actors Kidnap:. Ace Nollywood Actor Chinwetala Agu Laments Colleagues Kidnap

Barely  48 hours after prominent Nollywood Actors and members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria AGN) Cynthia Okereke  and Clemson Cornel were kidnapped in Enugu, their Colleagues have expressed disappointment in the country's security system.

Friday

INEC Debunks Alleged Invasion , Carting Away Of Enrollment Machines By Thugs In Lagos.

 


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State, said that thugs did not cart away its voter enrollment machines in Surulere as reported in some sections of the media.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some online media on Friday reported that thugs invaded INEC Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) centre, situated at St. Bridget Catholic Church Ijesha, in Surulere, and catered away INEC enrollment machines.

Wednesday

FG tasks physicians on preparedness for medical challenges, health emergencies

Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has tasked physicians on preparedness for medical challenges and health emergencies.

Tuesday

Physicians’ college appeals to govt to provide tools for efficient healthcare delivery

 


The West Africa College of Physicians ( WACP), on Tuesday, appealed to the government to put necessary tools in place for its trained medical professionals to deliver efficient healthcare services.

Prof. Jeremiah Madaki, Vice President of WACP (Nigeria), made the appeal during a press briefing on the three-day 46th WACP General and Scientific meeting in Enugu.

SSANU To FGN, We Will Not Accept Salary Disparity

 


....Advocates U3PS As Payment Platform For Varsity Workers


By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu

Members of Senior Staff of  Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Branch have said that any attempt by the Federal Government of Nigeria to introduce salary discrimination and disparity in the University system would be highly resisted. 

ASUU Strike: NLC, NNMNN, NUJ, NANS, Others Embark On Solidarity Protest

 


 By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu

Following the over 5-months industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), and National Association of Technologists (NAAT), over federal government’s inability to respect the 2009 agreement as well as its failure to meet union’s demands, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Anambra State Council last Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest in solidarity with ASUU and other university Unions.

Commissioner pledges to reposition transport sector to push economic development in Enugu

The new Commissioner for Transport in Enugu State, Dr Peter Omeje, has pledged to reposition transport sector to push economic and human development within the state.

Omeje, who assumed office barely a week, gave the assurance while declaring open a one-day Transport Stakeholders Forum held in Enugu on Tuesday.

Monday

We Believe Strongly In His Nomination ’ — Clerics Explain Their Presence At Shettima Unveiling .

 


The clerics who attended the unveiling of Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno, as the running mate of Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, say they are not fake.

Pictures of the clerics attending the event July 20 sparked outrage online, with many calling them “fake bishops”.

Just In: gunmen attack police station in Ondo, kill policeman

 


Uknown gunmen have attacked OKUTA ELERINLA POLICE DIVISION in Akure, the Ondo State Capital in the middle of the night today.

The reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained as at the time if filing in this report.

Police Confirms Kidnap of Igbo Businessman in Sokoto

Unknown gunmen suspected to be marauding bandits have kidnapped a business man living in Tambuwal town, headquarters of Tambuwal local government area of Sokoto state. 

Nigeria’s Situation’ll Worsen If Anything Happens To Peter Obi – Amechi

 


First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amechi has warned that nothing untoward should happen to presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Your Memory May Be Failing, Atiku Fires Fresh Shot At Tinubu.



The recent blame game between the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, took a new twist, on Sunday, with the latest jab coming from the former vice president’s camp.

Traders urge FG to jettison total ban on motorcycle considering negative socioeconomic consequences



Traders under the aegis of the South East Amalgamated Markets Traders Association (SEAMATA) have urged the Federal Government to jettison total ban on motorcycles considering its serious negative socio-economic consequences.

I Will Leave No Stone Unturned To Ensure Bandits, Terrorists Are Finally Crushed – Buhari

 


President Muhammadu Buhari has once again reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to tackling the nation’s security challenges, saying he will leave no stone unturned in crushing bandits and terrorists wreaking havoc in several parts of the country.

Tinubu:Fashola Opens Up On Muslim-Muslim Ticket



Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has said that religion should be totally a private affair and should be removed from public spaces.

Amaechi: Delegates Who Sold Votes At APC Presidential Primary Are Regretting




Rotimi Amaechi, a former minister of transportation, says delegates who sold their votes at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary are regretting their actions.

Former Atiku's Aide Afegbua Claims PDP is Behind C.A.N Stand-off Against APC



For the past few days, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has been upbeat over the choice of Senator Kashim Shettima as the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives' Congress- APC-.

Makinde mourns Aseyin of Iseyin, says Oyo has lost an exemplary monarch.

 


Governor of Oyo state Seyi Makinde has described the death of the Aseyin of Iseyin,Oba Abdulganiyu Salawudeen, as shocking and painful.

Sunday

Just in: Aseyin of Iseyin Oba Abdulganiyu Salawudeen joins Ancestors after battling long ailment

 

The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiyu Salawudeen, has joined his ancestors.

Ashiwaju Media News learnt that the Monarch died at the University College Hospital in Ibadan after battling with serious ailment for months. 

Obi Has Impeccable Credentials for The Job - Gov Orthom

The Governor of Benue state, Dr Samuel Ortom, has described the Labour Party's, LP, Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi,  as a man with impeccable credentials and qualified to pilot the affairs of the country come 2023.

Why COOU withdrew from ongoing ASUU strike - Prof Nwakoby

 



Professor Greg Nwakobi, the Vice-Chancellor of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University has disclosed reason his institution withdrew from the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

VC COOU Commends Govr. Governor Soludo Academic Excellence Programmes For Anambra



 The Vice Chancellor Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Professor Greg Nwakoby has commended Governor Chukwuma Soludo for providing enabling environment for academic activities to thrive in the school which has made the institution to remain one of the best state owned universities in the country. 

Saturday

Early detection of cervical, breast cancer saves life---says PPFN Anambra

 


By Chidimma Ajemba/Stella Anekwe/Ngozi Omenakiti

The Programme Officer, Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) Anambra State, Mrs Ifeoma Ejiofor says cancer is not a death warrant if detected on time.

State Judiciary reaffirms commitment to strengthen administration of Criminal Justice

 


By Michael Ezenwata

n line with its statutory provisions of ensuring that the demands of justice are met in all ramifications, the state Ministry of Justice has unveiled some government policy thrust to revamp the administration of criminal justice in the state.

Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2021 passes third reading

 




By Anastasia Agunwa/Chizoba Okeke/Gloria Abugu


A bill for a law to establish the system of Criminal Justice Administration in Anambra State and to provide for related matters has passed through a third reading on the floor of the state legislature.



This followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the Committee on Judiciary on the bill at the "Committee of the Whole" during plenary on July 21.



The motion was moved by the majority leader, Mr. Nnamdi Okafor and was seconded by Mr. Onyebuchi Offor representing Ekwusigo constituency.



The lawmakers had amended and considered the report clause by clause, line by line on clause one, 130, 131, 132, 134, 164 and clause 177, deleting and inserting the necessary words and phrases.



The Chairman House Committee on Judiciary, Mr. Douglas Nwachukwu had presented the report of the committee before the House for consideration.



The Speaker, Mr. Uche Okafor who presided over the plenary session gave account of the consideration of the report and confirmed that all the amendments were carried by the House.



According to the Speaker, after the amendment, we also agreed that commencement date if approved by this House shall be on August 8, 2022.


Okafor put it to vote and the lawmakers unanimously adopted it through a voice vote.

In his introduction of the report on the bill, Mr. Nwachukwu said that the terms of the report had gone moribund and needed to be upgraded to the current reality of time, in relation to crime action in criminal Justice and justice delivery in Anambra State.



He explained, “the essence of criminal Justice was not merely to punish the offender; the essence of criminal Justice all over the world is to find out where he or she has gone wrong in the society and make such individual a better person in the society.



``In a nutshell, the essence of criminal Justice all over the world is of three arms; reorientation, rehabilitation and reintegration.



``Mr. Speaker, this report before the house is due for consideration," he added.



The bill seeks that any suspect arrested for a capital offence shall within a reasonable time be brought before a High Court for remand.



Also, any suspect arrested for a non capital offence for which the Magistrate Court has no jurisdiction to try, shall within a reasonable time be brought before a Magistrate Court for remand.



Equally, an application for remand shall be made ex parte in the prescribed Report and Request for Remand as contained in Form 12 in the First Schedule to this Law and no charge sheet shall be filled for the purpose of remand proceedings under this Chapter.



Lastly, according to the Bill, the High Court or Magistrate Court after examining the reasons for the arrest and the request for the remand as contained in the Prescribed Report and Request for Remand Form filed by the police, and is satisfied that there is probable cause to remand such person pending the receipt of legal advice from the Office of the Attorney General and/or his arraignment before the appropriate court or tribunal, may remand the person in custody.



Anambra Assembly calls on Government to rehabilitate collapse Ukwaka-Umudim bridge




By Anastasia Agunwa/Chizoba Okeke/Gloria Abugu


Anambra State House of Assembly has called on Gov. Charles Soludo to direct the Commissioner for Works to rehabilitate the collapsed Ukwaka-Umudim bridge, Nnewi.



This followed a motion moved under 'Matters of Urgent Public Importance' by Mr. Nonso Okafor representing Nnewi North constituency during plenary on July 21.



The Speaker, Mr. Uche Okafor who presided over the plenary session had put it to vote while the lawmakers unanimously adopted the motion through a voice vote.



He said, ``Colleagues, you have all heard one of us, Hon. Nonso Smart Okafor calling on us to support him in appealing to the governor to rehabilitate Ukwaka-Umudim bridge.



``Be it therefore resolved that this honourable House calls on the Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo, to direct the Commissioner for Works to rehabilitate the collapsed Ukwaka-Umudim bridge.”



Speaking on the motion, Mr. Smart Okafor urged the governor to come to the aid of the people of Nnewi, by reconstructing the collapsed bridge.



``The collapsed bridge is the only bridge connecting the two major roads, which are of high importance to the people and commuters.



``That bridge has recently collapsed and we are calling on the governor to direct the Commissioner for Works, to see that the bridge is rehabilitated.



``If that is done, it is going to be a very big sigh of relief for Nnewi community.


Anambra set to empower poor farmers—says ADP Programme Manager



By Ifeoma Aniagbado


Anambra State Government says it is ready to empower poor farmers in all the 177 communities in the state through the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Programme Manager, Anambra state Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) Mr. Jude Nwankwo said this during a one-day training of the Extension Agents and Liaison Officers from the 21 Local Government Areas of the ministry.

Friday

Disputed Upper Iweka Parks: Maintain Status Quo, Court Tells Anambra State Government

 


By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu

The High Court of Onitsha Judicial Division, has restrained Anambra State government from managing and occupying the Parcel B of land of Fire Service Station, Upper Iweka, Onitsha (The disputed in land) developed by Urban Transport Terminal Limited pending the determination of the substantive suit. 

Monday

POSN Kicks as El-rufai Blocks Peter Obi Supporters from Using Arewa House*

Peter Obi Support Network (PSON) has condemned Governor Nasir El-rufai for his decision to prevent a planned Northern Summit in support of Mr. Peter Obi from holding at the Arewa House in Kaduna state.

Give Priority to Education Sector, NANS Zone F Charges FG



....... Condemns Incessant ASUU Strike 


...... Insists ASUU shouldn't back down untill demands are met




The Natiownal Association of Nigerian Students (NANs zone F has  appealed to the federal government to act as  a matter of urgency to address all the demands of the Academic Staff Unions of University (ASUU) 

VETERAN ACTRESS SOLA ONAYIGA IS DEAD

 


Veteran Nollywood actress Sola Onayiga popularly known as “Kitchen Practical” has passed on.

The news of her death was made public by Founder of Best of Nollywood awards, Seun Oloketuyi.

We've cleared salary, promotion arrears from 2017 owed by previous administrations -FNHE

 

The management, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu (FNHE)says it is up to date in the payment of salaries of workers in the institution noting that "in effect, it has cleared the salary arrears as well as promotion arrears owed workers from 2017 by previous administrations".

Sunday

What Have We Done? Bishop Ezeokafor Bemoans Killing of Priests

 


… Slams Muslim/Muslim Ticket

*Hails Soludo's Intervention On Roads


   By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, has expressed dismay over the incessant abduction and killing of Catholic priests across the country, emphasizing that by killing a priest, they had killed Christ the second time, reports Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu.

Withdraw statement on "Obi can only be president in Igboland" – Forum urges Shettima

 


The Concerned Igbo Stakeholders Forum (CISF) has urged the Vice Presidential candidate of APC, Sen. Kashim Shettima, to withdraw his statement that Peter Obi can only be president in Igboland.

The Leader of the Forum, Mr Chukwuma Okenwa, made the call for the withdrawal in a statement he issued to newsmen in Enugu on Sunday.

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