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Gunmen attack two police stations in Anambra, kill four officers

  Gunmen attack two police stations in Anambra, kill four officers BY OUR CORRESPONDENT. Uknown gunmen have attacked two police stations in Anambra State yesterday and killed four police officers. HURRICANE NEWS gathered that attacks happened in Nkpologu community in Aguata Local Government Area and Omogho in Orumba North Local Government Area. Sources said the gunmen who operated in a salon car and a black Mercedes Benz 4matic, drove into the stations, pumping bullets into the air and also setting vehicles belonging to the Nigeria Police Force on fire. It was gathered that while two policemen were killed in Nkpologu, two were also killed in the Omogho attack. Meanwhile, the state police command has also confirmed the attack through its spokesperson, CSP Haruna Mohammed. Mohammed said the CP, Monday Kuryas, has visited two spots to ascertain the level of damage. According to him "Recall that on the 23/2/2021 the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command *CP Monday Bala Kuryas,f


  I WRESTLED WITH DEMONS  SAYS METUH BY NKIRU NWAGBO, AWKA. 24/02/2021. Released National Publicity Secretary of the People's Democratic Party PDP Bar Olisa Metuh yesterday recalled that his six years legal ordeal was a battle with demons. Metuh six years ago was arrested by security operatives and charged to Court for allegedly collecting the sum of N400 milion naira under the regime of President Goodluck Jonathan. The federal High Court Abuja had earlier convicted him but recently the Appeal Court Abuja upturned the judgement. Metuh who was given a heroic reception in Awka by the members of the People's Democratic Party PDP lamented that the over six years legal battle against him was a descend into the deepest of the valley. "Today I am vindicated and I must tell you that I descended into the deepest part of the valley and I fought with demons . " It was like an armed robber came to your house took all your earnings defy your wife beat up your children and you cann


  NEW ANAMBRA CP WARNS  AGAINST HUMAN RIGHT ABUSE.  BY NKIRU NWAGBO  AWKA 23/ 2/2021 The new Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command Mr Monday Bala Kuryas yesterday Challenged the officers and men of the command to eschew Corrupt practices and indiscipline. Speaking during his maiden briefing yesterday at the police headquarters in Awka Kuryas identified some professional misconducts such as extortion, unlawful detention and incivility to members of the public among others. He insisted that culprits would face the full consequences to enable the Command sustain the existing inter-agency collaborations , improve on respect for rule of law and human fundamental rights. While reacting to incidents of armed robbery, kidnapping,,cultism and illegal revenue collection, he announced that the command would reinvigorate Operation Puff Adder 11 and give it more bite to tackle them. He announced that major crime flash points such as Onitsha, Obosi, Mkpor, Enugu-Agidi and Nnewi would be given

APGA Ticket is not reserved for you, Jonathan's Ex-Aide tells Soludo..

  APGA Ticket is not reserved for you, Jonathan's Ex-Aide tells Soludo.. By Nkiru Nwagbo. Awka. 22/02/2021 Former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Technical Matters, Mr Akachukwu Nwankpo has asked the former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo to stop scaring other Aspirant. He said that Soludo  should stop giving the impression that   the Anambra governorship ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has been settled and reserved for him. The former presidential aide who declared his intention in a press conference while reacting to news of the preference of Soludo by the stakeholders of the party insisted that it was a gimmick which Soludo employed to wade off all other governorship aspirants from the party, so it would be easy for him during the primary election. Recall that Soludo had officially on Friday declared his interest to contest for the governorship seat in Anambra State on the platform of APGA. Nwankpo who spoke to journalists at h


 EASTERN FARMERS DEMAND N9 BILLION COMPENSATION FROM FG.  PETITION OHANEZE/GOVs BY OKEY MADUFORO  AWKA Farmers in the old Eastern region of Nigeria has lamented the neglect by the federal government over the loses incurred as a result of the destruction of their  crops by Herdsmen in the area. To this end the farmers under the umbrella of Eastern Farmers Association EFA are demanding financial compensation from the federal government to the tune of N9 billion. According to the petition signed by its Coordinator Mr Paul Achalla and the Secretary General Mrs Nneka Orji and made available to reporters in Awka Anambra state, the body said. Since the advent of the Fulani Herdsmen in the Eastern region, the federal government has been paying lip service to the monumental destruction of our crops and farm lands and the only interest government has is on securing the Herdsmen and paying compensation for their cattles without recourse to what they did to our farms. Even our state governments pa


  ANAMBRA GUBER: SOLUDO FINALLY DECLARES TO CONTEST. AS U-AWA, U- AYA TARGETS 250M SUPPORTERS. BY NKIRU NWAGBO AWKA Former Central Bank of Nigeria CBN governor Prof Charles Soludo yesterday put to rest all curiosity and permutations over his rumoured ambition for the governoship seat of Anambra state when he finally declared his interest in the November 6th election in the area. Though he said that he is still consulting, but he accepted the call by the United Anambra Youth Assembly U- AYA and United Anambra Women Assembly U-AWA for him to contest for the governoship election under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA. Confirming his declaration the founder of the two pressure groups , U-AWA and U-AYA and members l representing Anambra East and West Federal Constituency Chief Chinedu Obidigwe made it clear that going by Soludo's acceptance to their call to come and contest under APGA he has officially made his declaration. Speaking at the New Year Activation Mee


  N50, MILLION BRIBE ERUPTS  CHIEFTAINCY CRISIS IN ANAMBRA AS GOV"S AIDE DENIES INVOLVEMENT. BY NKIRU NWAGBO  AWKA Six years after Awa Community in Orumba North local government area of Anambra lost it's traditional ruler the community have been engulfed in fresh crisis following an alleged bribe of N50 million given to top government functionaries to allegedly impose a traditional ruler on the town. At the government house Awka yesterday a crowd of over three hundred protesters stormed the area chatting war songs and warning that there would be a break down of law and order this coming Saturday if an election of a traditional ruler is conducted in the town. According to the spokesman of the town and former President General of the community Engr Paul Okafor ,   Ambruse Egwuonwu and also in a six paged Petition signed by the twelve villages that make up the town, they alleged that, "It is important to note that since the death of our former traditional ruler in 2015 , our

Obiano describes United Nigeria Airlines as a huge success

  Obiano describes United Nigeria Airlines as a huge success  By NKIRU NWAGBO AWKA 14/02/2021. Anambra State government has described the United Nigeria Airlines as a huge success expressed it's preparedness to collaborate with it to achieve  it's goal  The carrier which was l aunch on Friday became the Nigeria's latest air carrier, and has its   inaugural flight took off from the domestic wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, and landed at Akanu Ibiam International Airport. Enugu. The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment C.Don Adinuba who gave this hint in a statement noted that  the Airlines is headed by a popular Anambra Son Dr. Obiora Okonkwo. Acording to Adinuba"    Dr Okonkwo deserves commendation for the bold move. He is following in the footsteps of another great ambassador of Anambra State, Chief Allen Onyema, chairman Air Peace Airlines, who is increasing his fleet from 27 to 40 aircraft, despite the current turbulent state of the

Anambra man kills wife, only child after smoking India herm.

  Anambra man kills wife, only child after smoking India herm. By Nkiru Nwagbo Awka A middle aged man Chukwuemeka Obijiofor from Ofufe Nza Village in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state has been arrested for allegedly killing of his wife and only child with shovel . It was  gathered that the man who allegedy ran amok ,clubbed the  victims to death  with a shovel after he smoked India herm excessively. A neighbor of the suspect who would not want his name published told this reporter in an interview that the man had a serious argument with his wife which attracted the attention of neighborhood few hours before the incident. The source said that the suspect became uncontrollable after smoking many wraps of India herm he used shovel to clubbed the victims to death adding that even the Vigilantee man who came  to rescue the victims was injured.  Confirming the incident the Anambra state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed,  said, "On Tuesday at about 7.45pm, p


  OGUGU ARO  UMUERI : REKINDLING THE FLAME OF ANCESTRAL WORSHIP. BY NKIRU NWAGBO (AWKA) Nollywood superstar Chief Peter Edochie was in his element when he attended the Ogugu Aro festival of his martanal home Umueri in Anambra East local government area. The festival which is over five hundred years old was yet another opportunity for the community to X-ray the past and make a foray into the future is the land . Edochie dance steps painted the picture of those days when of valour and great spirit held swear across Igbo land. According to Edochie who also graced the;  this festival is over five hundred years old and it is performed every year to mark the end of the year and the beginning of a new year. Edochie who appeared to have re- echoed the words of late Prof Chinua Achebe in one of his book where he said"the Igbo market days are four , but the white man says it is seven" ;  "You see Ndigbo has ten months that make one year and not twelve months as the white man claim


  FEATURES: ANAMBRA GUBER 2021: BETWEEN THE PRETENDERS AND CONTENDERS. BY NKIRU NWAGBO AWKA. Ahead of the conduct of governoship election in Anambra state, political parties have been deeply involved in horse trading over who becomes the candidates of the respective parties. The four major political parties which include the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA, All Progressives Congress APC, People Democratic Party PDP and the Young Democratic Party YPP have been pulling all stops before the conduct of the primary elections in July this year. So far , about twenty five aspirants have indicated interest across the political parties in the state. A run down of the aspirants show that it is a case of contenders and pretenders and it also cuts across the two major Christian organizations; the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Church. It also has to do with the zoning of the governoship position between the Anambra South Senatorial District, Anambra North senatorai district and Anambr