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ANAMBRA 2021: Ex-President Jonathan's aide emerges guber candidate of ADC

  ANAMBRA 2021: ex-President Jonathan's aide emerges guber candidate of ADC NKIRU NWAGBO, AWKA The African Democratic Congress (ADC), Wednesday, elected the former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Technical matters and Member, Sure-P, Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo as its governorship candidate for Anambra state November 6 poll. The Chairman of ADC governorship electoral committee, Chief Anayo Arinze, announced Nwankpo as winner of the primary after a total of 7051 eligible delegates of the party in attendance gave him overwhelming 'yes' vote. Accepting his nomination, the flag bearer, Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo, thanked the delegates for the opportunity, assuring that he would run an open door policy. Nwankpo, who promised to step up the state security, added that his administration would ensure that no soul in Anambra state would be lost again to the hoodlums. "We will revitalise the Agriculture and other sectors of the economy. I assure you that in the coming day

APC Aspirants Protest Non Conduct Of Primary election

 Confusion In Anambra As PDP Holds Parallel Guber Primaries. APC Aspirants Protest Non Conduct Of Primary election BY NKIRU NWAGBO  Awka Date June 26th 2021. Anambra state chapter of the People's Democratic Party PDP yesterday conducted parallel gubernatoral Primary elections which led to the nomination of two candidates. At the St Paul's Primary and secondly school Awka where the Chris Uba led faction of the PDP held it's election his, elder brother Sent Ugochukwu Uba emerged winner of the exercise pulling 275 votes to beat Godwin Ezeemo who 114 ..votes . Aside from Ezeemo who was present at the Uba led faction of PDP, the rest of the aspirants were at the Women Development Center which was still carrying out accreditation as at 6,30pm. But the duo of Comerade Tony Nwoye and Bar Emeka Etiaba SAN withdrew from the contest protesting the Constitution of the delegates for the election which was confirmed by the Deputy Governor of Edo state who led the committee for the electi

Obiano says Soludo will Win all 21 LGAs Better in November

 Obiano says Soludo will Win all 21 LGAs Better in November Prof Charles Soludo. . By NKIRU NWAGBO ,AWK Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has declared that All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) will win the November 6 gubernatorial election in the state with a greater margin than it did in each of the 21 local government areas in the state than it did in the November 17 vote which returned the party to office. Willie Obiano gave this hints in a letter he wrote to APGA members and leaders congratulating them on the successful congress last Wednesday in Awka  the state capital which produced the party’s flag bearer for the election. The letter which was released to newsmen in Awka by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba yesterday noted that Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, scored 93.4% of the almost 800 valid votes cast at the congress held at Alex Ekwueme Square and Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre. Obiano, who is also both the lead

Anambra 2021: Soludo Becomes APGA GUBER Candidate

  Anambra 2021: Soludo Becomes APGA GUBER Candidate By NKIRU NWAGBO AWKA Date June 23rd 2021 The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), loyal to governor Willie Obiano, Wednesday, elected Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo as its gubernatorial candidate for Anambra state 2021 poll. This is coming as the APGA faction led by Mr Jude Okeke announced the suspension of Soludo and three other chieftains of the party He further described the primary election held by the other faction illegal adding that their own Primary election would take place on the first day of July. Soludo, a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, pooled 740 votes to defeat three other aspirants of the party in a faction primary held at Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka. Other contestants were Hon. Okwudili Ezenwankwo who garnered 41 votes, Mr Damian Okolo 7 votes, and Mr Ibeh (10 votes), kenechukwu Christopher 4 votes.   The Chief Returning Officer of the APGA governorship electoral committee panel,

Nigeria"s Debt Profile Hits $7.8Trillion ---Frm CBN Deputy Gov. Moghalu.

  Nigeria"s Debt Profile Hits $7.8Trillion ---Frm CBN Deputy Gov. Moghalu.  NKIRU NWAGBO AWKA. 20/06/ 2021 Former Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy  governor  Prof Kingsley Moghalu yesterday announced that the country's debt profile has reached the sum of 7.8 trillion dollars in the last three years. Moghalu who disclosed this at Nnamdi Azikiwe University during the Kwechiri Political summit lamented that the level at which the federal government goes at borrowing is one that has heightened the inflation rate in the country. According to him "It is sad and very unfortunate that our government is neck deep into borrowing from the Central Bank without generating revenue and this has affected the inflation rate in our country. "We witnessed economic stability during my five years as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria between 2009 and 2014 and we tried as much as possible to maintain stability in our banking system. Continuing Moghalu lamented the Insecurity

No Bakassi Boys in Anambra State ....Obiano

  No Bakassi Boys in Anambra State ....Obiano By NKIRU NWAGBO Awka. 16/06/2021   The Anambra State Commissioner for information and public enlightenment Mr. C Don Adinuba has explained that the Bakassi Boys security outfit is not in Anambra State, and will not be used again in the area as it remains the safest state in the country. Adinuba was reacting to the new viral   video claiming that the controversial security outfit known as Bakassi Boys, which was two decades ago used in Abia and Anambra states when the two neighbouring states were almost overrun by violent criminals, is back, this time in Awka, the Anambra State capital.  He assured that the people and Government of Anambra State are proud of the record of security agencies in the state which have substantially overcome the challenges of the last few months. According to the commissioner, " The section of the media that reported the purported return of the so-called Bakassi Boys, which is not backed by any law in the sta

Black Friday In Awka trailer Kill seven . Mob set Trailer load of Cow ablaze.

 Black Friday In Awka trailer Kill seven . Mob set Trailer load of Cow ablaze. By Nkiru Nwagbo, Awka Sat June 5th 2021 It was a black Saturday in Awka Anambra state capital when a trailer carrying cow lost control at kwata junction and rammed into a stretch of nine vehicles at the traffic light killing at least seven persons. Apparently angered by the incident some irate youths and commercial bus operators in the area descend on the trailer driver and his assistants beat them up and set the trailer ablaze  As at the Tim if this report by 5.  06 pm a detachment of soldiers excited Officers and men of the state fire service to extinguish the fire while the solders fired several gun shots to despass the irate youths. Due to the level of the fire it was not easy to make out the number of vehicles that were affected by the accident and the Anambra state Police Command is yet to make a statement on the incident. Similarly it is not clear the number of cows that were burnt and those that own