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Soludo Escapes Gunmen's Attack, 3 Policemen Killed, Commissioner Kidnapped.

  Soludo Escapes Gunmen's Attack, 3 Policemen Killed, Anambra Commissioner Kidnapped. BY NKIRU NWAGBO. AWKA   At least three policemen were shot dead on Wednesday night as unknown Gunmen attacked the Frontline Governorship Aspirant of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof Charles Soludo.  Hurricane News gathered that the attack took place when the Ex  Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria,  Soludo was having an interactive session with some youths of his Community Isuofia , Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state.  It was also gathered that the Anambra State commissioner for Public Utilities Mr Emeka Ezenwanne , who was at Afuzo  the place of  event was kidnapped by the gunmen during the attack. Political watches were of the view that the attack may be politically motivated as Soludo recently joined the governorship race in the state, and enjoys huge support from indigenes of the state. An ally and aide of the Professor, Hon Pauly Onyeka, who is a former House of Assembly


   OBIANO EXTOLS PROF NWABUEZE AT 90, DESCRIBES HIM AS A GLOBAL TREASURE Prof. Ben Nwabueze.  By NKIRU NWAGBO. Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State  has congratulated Africa’s foremost constitutional law scholar, Professor Ben Nwabueze, on the attainment of 90 years, describing him as a global treasure.  In a message signed by Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment Mr. C.Don Adinuba said that Professor Nwabueze is “a genius well recognized at Harvard University and other key centres of learning around the world. According to the statement “He is probably the world’s greatest constitutional law thinker alive at least in the English-speaking world”.  He recalled how the Supreme Court of Nigeria decades ago officially proclaimed “Nwabueze the leading authority on constitutional issues throughout Africa.  “The government and people of Anambra State are truly grateful that at 90 years Professor Nwabueze is not only alive but reasons most profoundly and writes so enchanting

Unknown gunmen kill two NCS staff, attack Police station in Anambra

  Unknown Gunmen Kill Two NCS Staff, Attack Police Station in Anambra. BY NKIRU NWAGBO. AWKA. Two persons said to be members of staff of the Nigeria Correctional Services, NCS, attached to Ekwulobia Prisons in Anambra State have reportedly been killed by unknown gunmen. The men were alleged to have been attacked and killed while escorting a van conveying inmates of the prison to the court for hearing at about 11am on Friday. Recall that two policemen and three soldiers had also been killed by unknown gunmen, the previous day in two locations in the state, with their arms carted away, while a police van was set ablaze. It was gathered that at about 4am on Friday, a police station in the same Ekwulobia was attacked by gunmen but the attack was quickly repelled by officers on duty. Ekwulobia station is among the police stations razed during the EndSARS protest and was recently rebuilt. The Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Mr Francis

Irate Youths Demonstrate over leadership Imposition By Anambra Govt

  Irate Youths Demonstrate over leadership Imposition By Anambra Govt. By Our Correspondent. Irate youths from Ogboj community in Orumba South Local Government Area on Friday held peaceful demonstration over the imposition of a caretaker committee on the town by Anambra government official. The youths carrying placards with various inscriptions and palm fronds marched from Igba Ogboji (ancestral square) to the palace of HRH Igwe Festus Iyioku, the traditional ruler of Ogboji singing war songs. Chief Okeke Chukwuwuike, President of Ogboji Youth Association who spoke at the palace told the traditional that the youths were angry over sudden change in the leadership of the community. “Every notable Ogboji indigene who attended the last convention held in December agreed that the current caretaker committee’s tenure will end May 3, 2021. “This committee led by Mr Marcelnus Emechebe had resorted peace in Ogboji and are doing a number of developmental projects and suddenly they were removed b

Gunmen kill Soldiers, Policemen in Anambra; Carter away Arms.

  Gunmen kill Soldiers, Policemen in Anambra; Carter Away  Arms. Gunmen kill Soldiers, Policemen in Anambra Carter away Arms. By NKIRU NWAGBO. Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed unspecified number of Policemen and soldiers in different locations in Anambra State. The incident happened on Thursday in the evening, according to  report which  has it that  policemen were killed in Neni, Anaocha Local Government Area in a checkpoint, While  the soldiers were killed at an outpost in Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area, both of Anambra State. Hurricane News gathered, that  the gunmen also set ablaze a police van in Neni, while carting away arms belonging to the slain policemen, while in Akuzu, the killed soldiers also lost their arms to the unknown gunmen. Other circumstances surrounding the attack, including the identity of the attackers were yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. The Anambra State police Public Relation Officer  PPRO, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who spoke wi

We will not hold rallies to win 2021 Anambra guber....ADC

  We will not hold rallies to win 2021 Anambra guber....ADC By NKIRU NWAGBO.  The African Democratic Congress (ADC) says the party  will not spend fortune organising rallies in order to win the November 6 governorship election in Anambra. Mr Afam Ezenwafor, the governorship aspirant of ADC made the disclosure during a meeting of state and local government officials of the party on Wednesday in Awka. Ezenwafor said, " I am not a money bag, but the strategies the party mapped out if followed would make ADC win the next governorship election". He said that the party has well thought out programme which when implemented  would accelerate the development of Anambra and Nigeria. "The party has good agricultural, infrastructural development, social re-oreintation, and others programmes ", he said. Ezenwafor, said supporters of the party during the election would be expected to demonstrate high level of patriotism by protecting her votes and other political interests. "

2021Anambra Guber: NGO Begins Enlightenment, Mobilization Drive .

  2021 Anambra Guber: NGO Begins Enlightenment, Mobilization Drive .    By Our Correspondent.  A Non-Governmental Organisation,  Women and Family Advancement Initiative (WAFAI) has commenced political enlightenment and mobilization drive, ahead of November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra. President and Founder of WAFAI, Dr Francisca Uche-Obi flagged off the programme during a meeting of state and local government officials of the group on Wednesday in Awka. Mrs Uche-Obi said thought WAFAI is not a political party, it’s motive is to postively change the mindset of the masses to enable them make informed choices during elections. “WAFAI was founded in the year 2009 and presently we have offices in 15, though we are trying to cover the 36 states. “My NGO is doing a lot to improve on family life, for instance, we sponsored mass wedding involving more than 400 couples in Benue and more than 200 others in Ihiala, Anambra recently. “We have equally trained and distributed equipments

Market Women Task Buhari On Insecurity.

  Market Women Task Buhari  On Insecurity. BY TOCHUKWU MADU The President of United Business Women Association of Nigeria and Diaspora (UBWA), Mrs Nkiru Duru has urged Nigerian government to intensify efforts towards security of lives and property of the people. Duru who spoke with our Correspondent in Abuja yesterday on Insecurity cases trending in the Country, said that the Federal government should not leave any stone unturned in the search for lasting solution to Insecurity which according to her affects women and children more. In her words Duru said "Our women don't go to farm any more due to the fear that they would be beheaded after being raped in the farm. As a business woman and a mother I know what it means that the country is insecured , women are mostly affected , we cannot carry arms to defend ourselves neither can we fight these bandits and hersmen with physical strength. "We depend only on our prayer, hoping that God will change the narrative of this count

Anambra Community Raises Alarm over Illegal Sale of Land

  Anambra Community Raises Alarm over Illegal Sale of Land. By our Correspondent. Members of Isuaniocha community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State have raised alarm over the illegal sales of communal land by some members of the community. Chief Anthony Onyeagolu, a former President General of the community who briefed journalists over the situation in the community said the situation has become worrisome because despite the crisis in the community occasioned by land tussle, some members of the community have constituted themselves into a group, terrorizing the community and selling off its land. He said “The situation in our community is very pitiable today. Some people have constituted themselves into tormentors and they are selling off community land, and people are buying and building on them, even as I speak to you now. “They have chased away many families in the community, and they are using the opportunity to sell the landed property of all the families that h

Obi Identifies Poverty, Leadership Failure as Cause Of Insecurity In Nigeria.

  Obi Identifies Poverty, Leadership Failure as Cause Of Insecurity In Nigeria. Our Correspondent. The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has identified  the high level of poverty in Nigeria and failure of leadership system as the cause of  insecurity in different parts of the country. Speaking with Journalists recently in Abuja, Obi expressed confidence that if the government can sincerely put measures in place to lift Nigerians out of poverty,   security challenges in the country will wittle down automatically. He said that Government can change the story of Insecurity by supporting small scale businesses and creating jobs for the youth, insisting that the youths, would easily take to crime when they were living in poverty, unemployed and did not know where their next meal was coming from.  According to Obi “But the situation can be turned around with good economic policies that will strengthen the private sector, s

83 years old Woman With Alzheimer's Disease Raped by Nigeria Man In USA.

  Editor's Desk. Mr Bewaji 83 years old Woman With Alzheimer's Disease Raped by Nigeria Man In USA. A 83-years old woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease has been raped by one Olabamidele Olumide Bewaji aged 52 years  old. Olabamidele  Olumide Bewaji  a 52-year-old Nigerian man is now telling the police the story behind the raping an 83-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, for which he has now been arrested. Bewaji a Nigerian man  was reportedly arrested by police after a hidden camera set up by the  woman’s son caught him in the act at the Pillars of Mankato home in Mankato, Minnesota, USA recently. He told a local newspaper that he Bewaji, a carer, caressed his mother, before stripping her clothes off and sexually assaulting her as she lay in bed and then climbed into the his mum’s bed, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her a second time. A court heard that a surveillance camera set up by the victim’s son was equipped with a speaker, which let him broa

Obiano Urges Anambra Residents To Take COVID 19 Vaccine.

  Obiano Urges Anambra Residents To Take COVID 19 Vaccine . By NKIRU NWAGBO, AWKA Chief Willie Obiano the Governor of Anambra State , has urged  residents in the state to go and take COVID-19 vaccine in order to end the  spread of the disease.  Obiano made the call at State Immunisation Cold Store, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu teaching hospital, Amaku, Awka, during the official flag off ceremony of COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction in the state. He revealed that Nigeria had already received six million, out of a total number of sixty million vaccines so far . The Governor explained that Anambra State has a good storage facility for the vaccines noting that it has received it share of 78,810 doses of the vaccines out of the six million already received by the Country. He appealed to the residents of the state to fill the vaccine forms in order to be eligible for vaccination and reassured his administration’s commitment to ensuring that Anambra State is rid of COVID-19 virus and other viral d

Police Declares Anambra Govt Official Wanted, over Child Trafficking

  Police Declares Anambra Govt Official Wanted, over Child Trafficking NKIRU NWAGBO, AWKA Izuora   Anambra State Police command has declared an Anambra State government official, Mrs Sabina Izuora wanted, over allegation of her involvement in child trafficking /Stealing, forgery and perjury. Mrs Izuora was alleged to have sold three children, who were recently rescued from a home in Onitsha, where a woman and her mother who operate a prayer ministry was said to have locked them up, waiting to pound them in a mortar for ritual purposes.   The public Relations Officer CSP Haruna Mohammed who stated this during the parading of the suspects said, “The Anambra State Police Command enjoins Ndi Anambra and the general public to apprehend or report at the nearest police station, or call police emergency number 07039194332, whenever they see her. Mrs Sabina Izuorah 'f' was formerly a staff of Social welfare Dept Awka South LGA but recently transferred to Social Welfare Department Ihiala

UBWA Leader Seeks Capital Punishment For Kidnappers

  UBWA Leader Seeks Capital Punishment For Kidnappers   OKEY MADUFORO. The President of United Business Women Association of Nigeria and Diaspora, Mrs Nkiru Duru has  urged Nigeria's Government to make kidnapping a capital offence with death by hanging.  A statement signed by Duru  to mark the 2021 International Women’s Day, noted that the increased  cases of kidnapping especially  girls is alarming and called for radical measures to tame the  dangerous trend.. She urged security operatives to take more proactive measures  towards cubbing the menace of abduction of school girls in the country by terrorists and bandits. According to the President"  “This year’s theme: Women In Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World"  gives us the opportunity to appreciate the efforts of women and girls in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic as well as encouraging them to participate actively in  politics despite the gender discriminatory society. While  felicitating  wit