Human Right Groups To Buhari: Dismantle Police Road Blocks in South East

President Muhammad Buhari has been urged to direct the Inspector-General of Police (IG), to remove road blocks mounted by his securitymen on South East roads.The Campaign for Democracy (CD) and Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Foundation (HURIJE), in a joint statement called on the President to order for immediate dismantling of all road blocks in the South East which have become haven for corruption, extortion and intimidation. The statement signed by Dede Uzor A Uzor, chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of HURIJE and national publicity secretary of CD, said…

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Mamora Decries Rot, Under-Utilisation of Onitsha Port

The new Managing Director of Nigerian Inland WaterWays, Senator. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has decried the rot in Onitsha river port and its under-utilisation. Fielding questions from newsmen yesterday after inspecting the port facilities, Senator Mamora said the Port which was built during  President Shehu Safari’s administration and rehabilitated in 2012 by the administration of Goodluck Jonathan has been lying fallow unused since then. He lamented that the equipment have been lying fallow that they become disused, saying that it like abandoning one’s car for along time when you return back to…

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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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Ogbaru Market Leaders Demand Fresh and Democratic Election from OBIANO, AMATAS

The Elders of Ogbaru Main  Market under the aegis of Ogbaru Main Markets Elders Forum (OMMEF), has called on the Anambra State Government to set machinery in motion with a view to conducting a bye election into the executive of the market. The Elders who spoke after their  emergency executive meeting appealed to Governor Willie Obiano, his Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Wealth Creation, Dr. Christian Madubuko, and the President- General of Amalgamated Market Traders of Anambra State (AMATAS), Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo,  to in line with the Constitution of Ogbaru…

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Anambra to Flush Out Hoodlums at Onitsha Bridgehead

By Alphonsus Nweze The Anambra State Government has assured that it would flush out  the Onitsha Bridgehead of hoodlums and security operatives who give negative image of the State by  intimidating and extorting money from motorists. The  Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Uchenna Okafor, who gave  the  assurance during the commissioning of Onitsha vehicle terminal at Upper Iweka, assured that the Bridgehead would be free from those hoodlums  in the next one or two weeks. He said “we are trying hard to stop the impunity. I will assure you that…

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Market Leader Removed In Anambra Over Corruption

Willie Obiano Alphonsus NwezeThe Anambra State Commissioner for Commerce. Trade and Wealth Creation, Dr. Christian Madubuko, has carried out his threat to remove any erring and corrupt market leader in the State. Dr. Madubuko acting true to his threat last weekend removed the chairman of Ogbaru Main Market, Chief Victor Nwawuzie for alleged corruption. Chief Nwawuzie who was re-arrested last week after his initial arrest some few weeks ago was said have been forced to resign after several days in detention room of  the Directorate of State Security Services (DSS).…

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Homosexual Escapes Lynching In Onitsha

Homosexual A suspected 28 year old  homosexual, Mr Anthony Chukwuemeka Esimoneze, narrowly  escaped being lynched yesterday at Fegge, Onitsha in Anambra State. Trouble  was said have started  for the homosexual when he was caught  stark naked in homosexuality with an  unidentified male student who took to his heel when a food vendor went to ease herself at a hiding corner,in a motor mechanic workshop. The food vendor was said to have seen  them in the act and alerted the neighbours and passers-by who came and arrested Esimoneze. When they came…

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Okada Ban Can’t Stop Crime – Market Leader

Okada ban and Gov. Obiano By Alphonsus Nweze,As the July1, 2018 deadline for the ban of Okada to take effect draws close,  Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has been urged to reconsider his decision to ban Okada in  Onitsha. The chairman of  Ogbaru Plastic Dealers in  Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State who made the  plea in an interview with newsmen in Onitsha said contrary to the perception of many that the ban on Okada will reduce crime,  it will not bring down crime as expected. He said…

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No crisis in my Market- Onitsha Electronics Chairman … Denies N110m Fraud

Governor Willi Obiano Alphonsus Nweze,The chairman of Electronics Dealers  International Market, Onitsha, Chief Izuchukwu Okoye,  has said  there  has been no single crisis in his Market since the inception of his administration. Okoye who was refuting  erroneous publications in the media against his person as the chairman  of Electronics Market said the allegation of diversion of N110m was not only unfounded but baseless. Okoye said the allegations of  crisis or fraud  in the market only exist in the imagination of those who made it. He said the whole thing was…

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NBA Wants Area Commander Transferred For Humiliating Judge…Gives 7-Day Ultimatum

By Alphonsus NwezeThe Idemili branch of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Anambra State has demanded for the immediate transfer of the the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of the newly created Idemili Area Command, Mr . Ekeocha for insulting, humiliating and intimidation of a Judge in the  State Judiciary, Justice, Peace N.T. Otti. In a petition to the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, the  Idemili NBA asked that Ekeocha should tender unreserved apology to the Judge not later than seven days  from the day of…

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