Vote Atiku, Obi, Chuba-Ikpeazu Tells Ndigbo

Alphonsus Nweze The member representing Onitsha Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu, has urged Ndigbo to vote the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), all the way in the coming February elections. Hon. Chuba-Ikpeazu spoke at Housing Estate, Fegge, Onitsha in Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra State Friday when the Communities in the Local Government adopted her as their Candidate for the House of Representatives in the coming election. She said the people of Nigeria were suffering because the economy of the country was bad. Ikpeazu…

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APGA Flags- off Legislative Campaign… Vows to Sweep Ogbaru

Alphonsus Nweze The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has vowed to win all the legislative seats in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State in the coming February election. The chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Comrade Arinze Awogu, with the candidates of the party in the area made the assertion Tuesday when the Party flagged off campaign in the Local Government with a massive road show which took them to all the communities and electoral wards in the Local Government. Awogu who is the Coordinator of APGA campaign in…

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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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CD Decries Increasing Traffic Congestion In Onitsha…Wants ASTMA Commander Sacked

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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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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