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Police summon Igbo leaders, Fulani herdsmen to peace talk in Anambra, assure officers of safety

Police summon Igbo leaders, Fulani herdsmen to peace talk in Anambra, assure officers of safety

Police summon Igbo leaders, Fulani herdsmen to peace talk in Anambra, assure officers of safety
10 things you should know about Ekwueme as Nigeria's former vice president is finally laid to rest

10 things you should know about Ekwueme as Nigeria's former vice president is finally laid to rest

Ekwueme was rushed to Memfys Hospital of Neurosurgery, Enugu, after he slumped in his home on October 29, 2017. The former vice president was eventually transferred to a hospital in London on November 12 but he died a week later.

10 things you should know about Ekwueme as Nigeria's former vice president is finally laid to rest
Live updates: Politics takes backstage Jonathan, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Oyegun and governors meet to bid Alex Ekwueme final farewell (photos)

Live updates: Politics takes backstage Jonathan, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Oyegun and governors meet to bid Alex Ekwueme final farewell (photos)

There has been very tight security presence in Anambra since Thursday, February 1, when the remains of Nigeria’s former vice president, Alex Ekwueme, landed in his home-state for the final lying in state and subsequent internment.

Live updates: Politics takes backstage Jonathan, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Oyegun and governors meet to bid Alex Ekwueme final farewell (photos)
Police in Anambra rescue 7 kidnapped children used for alms begging

Police in Anambra rescue 7 kidnapped children used for alms begging

The police in Anambra state on Tuesday, January 30, arrested two suspects, Friday Edet and Ezekiel Ubon who allegedly used kidnapped children for alms begging in Onitsha. The suspects were reportedly from Akwa Ibom state.

Police in Anambra rescue 7 kidnapped children used for alms begging
Southeast state rejects cattle colonies; says proposal would not resolve herdsmen/farmers clashes

Southeast state rejects cattle colonies; says proposal would not resolve herdsmen/farmers clashes

The proposal by the federal government to establish cattle colonies across the country as a means of ending the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen has been rejected by the Anambra state House of Assembly.

Southeast state rejects cattle colonies; says proposal would not resolve herdsmen/farmers clashes
Second Niger Bridge: Buhari has fulfilled his promise - Anambra residents applaud president, call for speedy execution of project

Second Niger Bridge: Buhari has fulfilled his promise - Anambra residents applaud president, call for speedy execution of project

Some residents of Anambra have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring the commencement of work at the second Niger Bridge. Some residents however decried the slow pace of work by the construction company.

Second Niger Bridge: Buhari has fulfilled his promise - Anambra residents applaud president, call for speedy execution of project
To honour Alex Ekwueme, Anambra declares Thursday work free day

To honour Alex Ekwueme, Anambra declares Thursday work free day

The secretary to the state government, Solo Chukwudebelu, in a statement said the work free day will also enable the people participate effectively in the funeral rites and programmes planned for the late icon.

To honour Alex Ekwueme, Anambra declares Thursday work free day
Giving away Anambra land as cattle colonies to herdsmen will be unfair - Lawmakers

Giving away Anambra land as cattle colonies to herdsmen will be unfair - Lawmakers

Anambra state House of Assembly has kicked against plans by the federal government to build cattle colonies for herders.They also urged Governor Willie Obiano not to cede any part of the state's territories for cattle colonies.

Giving away Anambra land as cattle colonies to herdsmen will be unfair - Lawmakers
Cattle breeders to sign an MoU with state government over tax payment modalities

Cattle breeders to sign an MoU with state government over tax payment modalities

Bello Maigari, chairman of Amansea cattle market, Awka south local government area of Anambra, on Sunday said his members were ready to contribute to the economy of the state through payment of all the levies and taxes.

Cattle breeders to sign an MoU with state government over tax payment modalities
Police in South Africa kill another Nigerian

Police in South Africa kill another Nigerian

The Nigerian community in South Africa has disclosed that a 27- year-old member Ebuka Okori from Anambra state was killed by the police in Durban in the early hours of Friday, January 19, because he refused to give them money.

Police in South Africa kill another Nigerian
Breaking: Senate swears in senator representing Anambra central

Breaking: Senate swears in senator representing Anambra central

Victor Umeh, has taken oath of office after winning the January 13, Anambra central senatorial election by a landslide, securing 64,879 votes. None of the 13 other contestants in the election got up to a thousand votes.

Breaking: Senate swears in senator representing Anambra central
Peace Corps of Nigeria vows to eradicate cultism in Anambra

Peace Corps of Nigeria vows to eradicate cultism in Anambra

The Peace Corps of Nigeria has promised to stamp out cultism and other social vices in secondary schools and tertiary institutions in Anambra. Its commandant in Anambra said students would be sensitised on the danger of cultism.

Peace Corps of Nigeria vows to eradicate cultism in Anambra
Obiano declares war against corruption, says it won't be business as usual

Obiano declares war against corruption, says it won't be business as usual

Anambra state governor Willie Obiano declared that he would make sure that any corrupt official caught in his government is jailed. The governor said he would be visiting government offices to assess the level of commitment.

Obiano declares war against corruption, says it won't be business as usual
Victor Umeh receives certificate of return after winning Anambra senatorial election

Victor Umeh receives certificate of return after winning Anambra senatorial election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has given the winner of the Anambra central senatorial district election and former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Victor Umeh, his certificate of return.

Victor Umeh receives certificate of return after winning Anambra senatorial election
Days after winning senatorial rerun, Victor Umeh presents car to Catholic priest

Days after winning senatorial rerun, Victor Umeh presents car to Catholic priest

Chief Victor Umeh, the senator-elect for Anambra central district on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has presented a car and cash gifts to two reverend fathers of the Roman Catholic Church.

Days after winning senatorial rerun, Victor Umeh presents car to Catholic priest
Armed Forces Remembrance: Obiano appreciates military; says ‘talking is cheap but war is expensive’

Armed Forces Remembrance: Obiano appreciates military; says ‘talking is cheap but war is expensive’

Gov Willie Obiano has appealed to the indigenes of his state and Nigerians in general, to keep appreciating the efforts of security personnel as they carry out their duties of providing security and sustaining peace and unity.

Armed Forces Remembrance: Obiano appreciates military; says ‘talking is cheap but war is expensive’
Presidency commends outcome of weekend polls in Anambra, others

Presidency commends outcome of weekend polls in Anambra, others

While the All Progressives Grand Alliance won the Anambra senatorial election, the Peoples Democratic Party won that of Taraba and the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the FCT polls in what was a busy weekend for INEC.

Presidency commends outcome of weekend polls in Anambra, others
APGA reportedly coasting to landslide victory in Anambra Central senatorial elections

APGA reportedly coasting to landslide victory in Anambra Central senatorial elections

Victor Umeh who is the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has won the Anambra Central senatorial re-run election in a landslide victory clinching 95 per cent of votes cast on Saturday, January 13.

APGA reportedly coasting to landslide victory in Anambra Central senatorial elections
You cannot kick us out after we voted for you - Prostitutes declare war with Obiano over demolition exercise

You cannot kick us out after we voted for you - Prostitutes declare war with Obiano over demolition exercise

Some sex workers in Anambra have declared war with the Willie Obiano-led state govt, following their displacement as a result of the demolition exercise on the Onitsha/Enugu Expressway. They say they can't be rendered homeless.

You cannot kick us out after we voted for you - Prostitutes declare war with Obiano over demolition exercise
BREAKING: Court cancels earlier judgement affirming PDP’s candidate in Anambra senatorial election

BREAKING: Court cancels earlier judgement affirming PDP’s candidate in Anambra senatorial election

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the judgement earlier passed that affirmed that Obiora Okonkwo who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was the person to occupy the Anambra Central Senatorial seat.

BREAKING: Court cancels earlier judgement affirming PDP’s candidate in Anambra senatorial election
Appeal Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Anambra senatorial re-run election

Appeal Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Anambra senatorial re-run election

The Court of Appeal on Thursday, January 11, in Abuja, dismissed a motion seeking to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting the re-run election into the Anambra Central Senatorial District.

Appeal Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Anambra senatorial re-run election
Police deploy 4,300 officers to Anambra for senatorial rerun election, vow to deal with troublemakers

Police deploy 4,300 officers to Anambra for senatorial rerun election, vow to deal with troublemakers

The Anambra state Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, said that 4,300 policemen have been deployed for the Anambra Central senatorial election rerun holding on Saturday, January 13. Umar disclosed this on Wednesday, January 11.

Police deploy 4,300 officers to Anambra for senatorial rerun election, vow to deal with troublemakers
Groom's friends storm stage, rain money on couple at a wedding in Anambra (video)

Groom's friends storm stage, rain money on couple at a wedding in Anambra (video)

In a viral video shared by Blossom Martins, a wedding in Isuofia town, Aguata local government area of Anambra state became the talk of town after the grooms' friends stormed the scene to spray lots of cash on the couple.

Groom's friends storm stage, rain money on couple at a wedding in Anambra (video)
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