The National Homegrown School Feeding scheme has entered implementation stage with the feeding of primary school pupils in Anambra State yesterday. Speaking in Awka, Anambra State capital, the Special Assistant on Homegrown School Feeding Programme in the Office of the Vice President, Mr. Dotun Adebayo said primary school pupils in Anambra were excited as the feeding started in their schools.
A wka -AFTER nearly four months in detention, an Anambra High Court sitting in Awka yesterday granted bail to millionaire businessman, Chief Emmanuel Nwude and one other person, who were arrested after the destruction of police property situated on the disputed land between Ukpo and Abagana communities of Anambra State. Nwude and about 23 other Abagana indigenes were arrested by the Police August 19, 2016 for their alleged complicity in the attack and were subsequently charged for conspiracy, murder, arson and attempted murder.
Awka-TWENTY former vice chairmen of the local government areas in Anambra State, whose tenure ended in July this year, yesterday called on the Anambra State government to stop what they described as illegal payment of N40,000 into their accounts every month since they left office, but to pay them their severance package amounting to N10.78 million for each person. Addressing reporters in Awka, Spokesmen for the former vice chairmen, namely, Hon Chuks Obiweluozor for Anambra Central, Hon Michael Anedu for Anambra South and Hon Chris Arinze for Anambra North said they found it difficult to understand what the N40,000 was for, adding that they decided to speak out to avoid getting into trouble with anti -graft agencies in future.
A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc Awka- GOVERNOR Willie Obiano of Anambra State has said that contrary to insinuations by some people in the social media, the Exercise Python Dance recently launched in the five South East states by the Nigerian Army was not an army of occupation, arguing that it was done with the good intention of wiping out crime in the zone.
The Nigerian Army has reacted to the controversy and tension being generated in the South East over the one-month field training code-named 'Exercise Python Dance' in the zone. The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations at the 82 Division, Col.
A wka - Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State and three others have been dragged to court by one of the contenders, who is claiming the traditional stool of Awka Etiti community in Idemili South Local Government Area, Igwe Chuma Ojukwu, for allegedly issuing certificate of recognition to the second contenderh, Michael Ezeudenna. Others joined in the suit No.
Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Ozo Nwabueze Okafor, in this interview dissected the intrigues that brought about the present crisis in the party, the future of the party and how he will take APGA to the grassroots as former chairman of ALGON. He also gave reasons why APGA will contest the 2019 presidential poll after missing out in 2011 and 2015.
A wka -SECURITY has been beefed up around the Awka Prisons following last week's alleged attempt by some unidentified people to cause jailbreak in the area. There was unusual presence of both uniformed and plain clothes security operatives in the area and visitors to the prison were thoroughly searched before being allowed into the prison during the weekend.
The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu on Monday launched operation crime-free `ember' months in the South East geo-political zone. The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations in the division, Col.
Nnewi, Onitsha, Awka and other city centres of Anambra State were agog, Wednesday, following the victory tour of 2016 Federations Cup winners, FC Ifeanyi Ubah. This is even as Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, on behalf of the government and the good people of the state, received the Proprietor of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah and the team, in Akwa, the state capital, donating N10million to boost the morale of the club for future exploits in the Nigerian Professional Football League, and at the continental level.