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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Anambra Market Rejects Imposition of Caretaker Committee

In a bid to ensure peace and stability in the Ogbaru Main Market, a suburb of Onitsha in Anambra State, the traders of the market have resolved that  they will resist the imposition of Caretaker Committee in the market with the last drop of their blood In resolution which they took after their Extra-ordinary Joint Meeting held at the Markethall yesterday,  the traders also  decided that the former chairman of the market, Chief Victor Nwawuzie (Akirika Ukpor) removed by the Commissioner for Commerce, Trade and Wealth Creation , Dr. Christian…

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JUST IN: ANAMBRA ASSEMBLY IMPEACHES SPEAKER, APPOINT UZOZIE AS NEW SPEAKER

Tony Okafor, Awka The Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, has been impeached. She was impeached by 20 out of the 30 members of the House on Tuesday. The motion to impeach her was moved by Ikem Uzozie, representing Aguata II constituency. He was seconded by Onyebuchi Offor(Ekwusigo constituency) Maduagwu was accused of financial impropriety, gross misconduct and sundry allegations. Ikem Uzozie was appointed the new speaker of the house. Details later…

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Why We Want Anambra Traffic Management Commander Sacked – Campaign for Democracy

The Campaign for Democracy (CD), has decried the increasing traffic congestion in Onitsha metropolis and its environs which has created untold suffering for the people and drastically slowed down economic activities in the commercial town. The National Publicity Secretary of CD, Dede Uzor A Uzor, lamented that inspite of the increasing traffic jam, the Anambra State Traffic Management Authority (ASTMA) has failed to rise up to the occasion , rather was busy extorting money from the members of the public and sometimes openly robbed  their victims. “Unfortunately, the state Government…

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Tension in Onitsha Market Over Imposition of Caretaker

By Alphonsus Nweze, Full-scale crisis was averted in Ogbaru Main Market yesterday following the spontaneous show down by the traders of Ogbaru Main Market over an  alleged imposition of  Caretaker Committee on the market by the Anambra State Commissioner for Commerce, Industries, Markets and Wealth Creation, Dr. Christian  Madubuko. The traders of the market also known as Relief Market were said to have been angered by the undue meddlesomeness of the Commissioner in the market and decided to shut it down to show their anger. However, the timely intervention of…

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Hands Off Disputed Crowther School Now, – Anglican Bishops Tell Anambra Govt

As the feud between Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State and the Anglican Church in the State over the ownership of Bishop Crowther Memorial Primary School deepens, the Bishops of the Church in the State have dismissed the Protest on Tuesday against Bishop Owen Nwokolo, the Bishop, Diocese on the Niger, as sponsored. In a statement read to newsmen after the meeting, the Bishops said the protest by some people who called themselves as Concerned Christians  and Non-Christian citizens of Anambra State was coordinated by one Mr.Ernest Anafonye and Onyedika…

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