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Bridgehead Election: Leaders of Thought Endorse Orizu.

As the controversy over the coming Bridgehead Market  election rages, the Leaders of Thought in the Market has endorsed the candidature of  the former Caretaker Committee chairman of the market, Chief Ikechukwu Orizu,  for the position of President-General. In a statement after their emergency expanded meeting on the election, called on the electorates to massively support Orizu during the election tentatively fixed for May 28, 2019. In the statement signed by Chief Festus Obodozie and Kenechukwu Ikpeazu, the chairman and the secretary respectively, they recalled Orizu's numerous achievements when he held sway as the President-general in a Caretaker capacity for about one and half years. The Leaders of Thought said within this period Orizu embarked on the completion and beautification of the market's hall, making it one of the best secretariat in the State, said the Leaders of Thought, stopped the collection of N1,000  illegal levy from lorry drivers at the Bridgehead mar

Anambra Heaps of Dirt a Prelude to Epidemic

The heaps of dirt lettering the streets of Anambra state is not only worrisome but embarrassing, going by the fact that the state is a gate way to the south east. The neglect of these waste bins by the state government is giving the people of the state sleepless nights because of the envisaged epidemic that can result from such neglect. The state government should know that the essence of governance is to be responsive to the yearnings of Ndi Anambra. Anambra has not being Lucky in the past when epidemics occurred. Several instances of death recorded last year at Atani, though a natural disaster should not be allowed to repeat itself in Anambra. The ministry of environment should wake up from its slumber and face the situation at hand. No excuse is required for the neglect, but rather a proactive measure should be put in place by the ministry to forestall the stench in Anambra. The Governor also should call the ministry of environment or agency in charge of evacuating refuse in Anam

Students desert hostels in Imo communities over alleged police crackdown, extortion

A relentless police crackdown on students residing in hostels at Umuoma, Umuerim and Umuokomochi communities, near Owerri, is forcing students to flee their hostels. The three communities are in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo, which is home to several tertiary institutions. The police are said to have turned the hostels into goldmines, allegedly extorting money from `captured’ students and owners of students’ hostels after each raid. The development is said to have been affecting businesses adversely in these communities with many students seeking abode elsewhere to avoid being arrested by the rampaging police operatives, “who always come in mufti attires’’. NAN learnt that students of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede are planning to embark on a peaceful demonstration to get government to rein in on the police authorities in Nekede communities. Speaking in an interview with NAN at Nekede on Sunday, a cross-section of the students said that policemen had made life unbe

Gov Obiano Congratulates UNIZIK New VC, Assures Him of Government Support

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has congratulated the newly elected Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Professor Charles Esimone, a development he described as pleasing. Professor Esimone beat 37 other contestants, as stated by the Pro chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council Nnamdi University, Alhaji Azeez Oladotun Bello, who announced that Professor Esimone will be piloting the affairs of the university for the next five years with effect from June 4. In a statement made available to newsmen in Awka, the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba, stated that Governor Obiano in the congratulatory message described Professor as “easily the best man for the job. “Having served the university as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) and founding Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, it is difficult to think of a more prepared person for the job”. A graduate of the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, Pr


·       Seven (7) other kidnappers arrested in the last 24 Hours ·       Four (4) AK 47 Rifles, 26 Live Ammunition recovered A kidnapping kingpin and notorious armed robber, who recently masterminded the kidnap of the UBEC Chairman along Abuja- Kaduna road is dead. The suspect, one Sumaila Sule, alias SHAHO, male (estimated be in his mid thirties), a native of Rijana village in Kachia LGA of Kaduna state is one of the most vicious and most wanted kidnappers that has been terrorizing citizens in Kaduna and its environs. He died in the early hours of 18th May, 2019 following multiple bullet wounds he sustained during a deadly shootout with police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder. The shootout took place in the evening of 17th May 2019, at the outskirts of Rijana village. The police operatives, in line with the mandate of Operation Puff Adder, were carrying out routine surveillance and raid of suspected criminal hide-outs, when they suddenly came under gun fire attack fro