Wednesday, February 17, 2021



Senate approves issuance of N148 bn promissory notes for 5 states

The Senate has approved payment of N148, 141,969,161.24  promissory notes to Bayelsa, Cross River, Ondo, Osun and Rivers States as refund for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.

Kebbi, Yobe, Anambra residents paid highest for petrol in October – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says Kebbi, Yobe and Anambra States residents paid the highest amount for Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, popularly referred to as petrol in October.

Police Brutality: Buhari welcomes establishment of Judicial Panel of Inquiry by 13 states

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the establishment of the Judicial Panels of Inquiry by 13 States of the federation to investigate cases of police brutality and bring justice for victims across the country.

Anambra 2021: No individual can produce guber candidate — PDP Chairman

Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Anambra, on Tuesday said no individual can influence emergence of its candidates with the returned power structure of the party to the people.

Accident claims 2 lives in Anambra

Two persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a bus and two motorcycles near Odumodu junction along Awka-Onitsha expressway, Anambra, on Sunday night.

Electrocution: 48 year-old man dies in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra has confirmed the death of a 48-year-old man, Emmanuel Oduka, who died from electrocution on Sunday at Awada near Onitsha.

Embrace agriculture to ease effect of COVID-19, expert tells Nigerians

An agriculture expert in Anambra, Godson Ezenagu, has called on Nigerians to engage in agricultural practices as a measure to cushion the effect of looming food insecurity due to COVID-19.

10 buildings collapse at Anambra LG erosion site

No fewer than 10 buildings including a school and church have collapsed at Obeleagu St. and Nkissi Aroli axis of Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra following erosion caused by downpour.

NCC activates 112-toll-free emergency lines in 18 states

The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, has activated 112 toll-free Emergency Telephone Number at its Emergency Communication Centres, ECCs, in 18 states across the country.

Most states not implementing Contributory Pension Scheme — PenCom

Most states across the six geopolitical zones in the country are yet to fully implement the Federal Government’s Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, a report by the National Pension Commission, PENCOM, has revealed.

Nigerian govt upgrades Anambra State College of Agriculture to polytechnic

The Federal Government has upgraded Anambra State College of Agriculture.  to a full-fledged polytechnic, Prof. Theresa Obiekezie, Anambra Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, has said.

Secondus condoles with victims of Onitsha market inferno

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus has commiserated with the victims of Wednesday’s fire outbreak in Ochanja Market, Onitsha, Anambra.

Adamawa, Taraba, Benue risk flood as River Benue water level rises

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, NIHSA, has said the rise in water level of River Benue may increase the likelihood of river flooding in Adamawa, Taraba and Benue states.

Pensioners thank Buhari for clearing 42-month pension backlog

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the payment of over 42 months pension arrears of its members, through the Pensions Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD.

NAHCON concludes airlift of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

The last batch of intending Nigerian pilgrims for the 2019 pilgrimage has departed Abuja on Flynas XY5821 to Saudi Arabia with 301 pilgrims on Tuesday.

Insecurity: Nigeria must rise above ethnic, religious differences – Bishop Kukah  

Bishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah says Nigerians must rise above ethnic and religious differences to tackle insecurity challenges bedeviling the country.

Drunkards, cigarette smokers risk breast cancer, medical expert warns

A consultant Public Health Physician at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka in Anambra, Dr Emmanuel Azuike, says alcohol drinkers and cigarette smokers have high risk of breast cancer.

South-East has special place in Buhari’s heart – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described a South-east State, Anambra, as having a special place in the heart of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Anambra: Truck crushes 2 to death in tricycle

Two persons were confirmed dead on Thursday when an articulated truck crushed a tricycle in Onitsha, Anambra. Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC...

Auto crash claims 2, injures 6 persons in Anambra

An accident involving two vehicles on Enugu-Onitsha expressway in Anambra on Friday claimed the lives of two persons while six others were injured. Andrew Kumapayi,...

Nigerian private universities need repositioning — Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on Monday said Nigeria’s private university education sub-sector needed repositioning for it to play key roles in national development.

Mysterious fire kills 3 children in Anambra

Police in Anambra have confirmed the death of three children following an outbreak of a mysterious fire in Obosi, Idemili Area of the state...

Mysterious fire guts corpses in Anambra mortuary

Scores of corpses were gutted by a mysterious fire at the mortuary section of the General Hospital Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of...

Gunmen kidnap 2 Catholic priests in Anambra

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped two Catholic priests at Nneyi Umeri area of Anambra. A source in Umeri told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in...

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