2019: APGA Candidates’ll Not Disappoint the People — Awogu Assures

Alphonsus Nweze Prince Chinedu Emeka, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Senatorial Candidate for Anambra North Senatorial Zone, will offer the people effective representation if voted by the people. The Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, Comrade Arinzechukwu Awogu, who stated this during a road show by the APGA faithful which he powered assured that the candidates of the party were the most reliable and should be voted for in the coming election. He said Prince Emeka’s voice will be heard loudest and better at the red…

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Court Orders Status Quo Over Party House

The Anambra State High Court sitting in Onitsha has directed the parties in the suit involving Chief Okechukwu Ojimba and J. Ngozi Okpagu and Sons, the Nigeria Inland WaterWays Authority (NIWA) and others over Party House at Bridge head in Onitsha to stop further work until the determination of the substantive suit. Counsel to Chief Ojimba, A.C. Anaenugwu had complained to the Presiding Judge, Justice I.U.Ndigwe, that inspite of the fact that a case has been taken against Okpagu and others, they went ahead to build. He appealed to the…

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HURIJE Raise Alarm Over Buses Loading At Upper Iweka Expressway……..Says another disaster waiting to happen

The Human Rights, Liberty Access and Defenders Foundation (HURIJE), has raised alarm over another monumental lose of lives at Upper Iweka, Onitsha where commuter buses now load at the Express way. HURIJE recalled the traffic accident which occurred at the place about two years ago, when trailer failed break, ran into the park and spilled fuel which caught fire and killed over 68 people. The chairman, Board of Trustees, HURIJE, Dede Uzor A Uzor, who condemned the attitude of commercial operators who use the Express way to load their vehicles,…

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Anglican Bishop Decries Oath-Taking in Politics…Blames god fathers

The Anglican Bishop on the Niger in Onitsha, Anambra State, Right Rev. (Dr.) Owen Nwokolo, has condemned the practice by political god fathers to compel office seekers to take oath before they were given ticket to run for elections or appointments. Bishop Nwokolo who spoke to newsmen during the Yuletide, lamented that it has come to a point that before one was given ticket to contest an election, one must bow down to idol. He said “I want to talk to god fathers who dictate who gets ticket or not,…

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Coalition Condemns Involvement of Security operatives In Anambra Assembly Crisis

A Coalition of pro democracy groups, human rights and socio cultural organizations in Anambra State has condemned the partisan involvement of security outfits especially the Police and Department of State Security (DSS) in the leadership crisis that recently rocked the Anambra State House of Assembly.Reacting to the arrest of Ikem Uzoezie by the DSS in the State, which paved the way for the return of Rita Maduagwu as the Speaker, the Chairman of the Coalition, Chief Frank Obidigbo, condemned the activities of security agents and said that it portends ominous…

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Coalition of Groups, Traders And Stakeholders Endorses Ikem Uzoezie As Speaker……Warns Obiano, Police to desist from undue interference

A coalition of groups in Anambra State has thrown their weight behind the emergence of Hon. Ikem Uzoezie as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly. The coalition in a statement by its chairman, Chief Frank Obidigbo in Awka on Sunday 2nd December, 2018 said in view of the fact that Uzoezie has demonstrated that he has the majority of the House members, it has no option than to back him. He said in a democracy, it is the majority that determines the direction things will go, stressing that…

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Sack Madubuko as Commissioner, Traders Urge Governor Obiano

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has been asked to sack his Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Markets and Wealth Creation, Dr. Christian Madubuko,, for his alleged propensity to destroy markets in the State due to his pecuniary interest. In the petition sent to Governopr Obiano by the traders under the aegis of Integrity Traders’ Group in Anambra State, the traders alleged that the Commissioner wants to turn Anambra marektes into “personal estates”. In the petition signed by the Chief Emmanuel Okoli, Chairman of the group and Chika Anyanwu , Secretary…

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Rights Group Condemns Arrest of Activist, Eneh…..Asks Police To Make Findings Public

The Anambra State Police Command have been urged to immediately make public its findings on the abduction and torture of social media activist, Chigozie Eneh by the agents of an Anambra politician, Chinedu Obidike. A Human right organization, Human Rights, Liberty Access, and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIJE), in a statement made available to the press condemned the abduction of Eneh in Enugu by Obidigwe’s thugs and some police officers from the State Police Command. In the statement signed by its National Chairman, Dede Uzor A.Uzor, the group said abducting the…

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Street Trading: Anambra Commissioner Whips Market Women, Traders…Pelted With Sachet Water

There is palpable anger in Anambra markets as the Anambra State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Market and Wealth Creation, Dr. Christian Madubuko, in a bid to decongest traders hawking at Sokoto Street near Onitsha Main Market horse-whipped traders embarking on Christmas auction sales. The Commissioner who stormed the market with thugs and DSS operatives engaged in a whipping spree in a bid to chase away the traders who were involved in Christmas auction. When newsmen went to Sokoto Street , the victims who included market women and other traders lamented…

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Reopen Anambra House Now, HURIJE/CD Tells IGP, Anambra Police

The Inspector-General of Police. (IG) has been asked to direct the Anambra State Commissioner of police to immediately reopen the sealed State House of Assembly. In a joint statement by Campaign for Democracy (CD), and the Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIJE) by Dede Uzor A Uzor Chairman of HURIJE and national publicity secretary of CD, said it is constitutional for the House to affect leadership change if the leadership breach the laws of the House. The rights groups said the continued sealing of the House amount…

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