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  1. NiMet predicts thunderstorms, cloudy weather conditions for FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Vanguard

    The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted morning thunderstorms over the central states of Kaduna, Lafia, Minna, Jos and Abuja on Friday. The predictions are contained in the Weather Outlook issued by NiMet's Central Forecast Office on Thursday in Abuja.

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  2. Aniuno threatens court action over Anambra FA pollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Ghanamma.com

    The controversy surrounding the May 3 Anambra State Football Association polls has taken a new turn following the threat by one of the contestants, Olisa Aniuno, to take a legal action against the body and Nigeria Football Association if the alleged fraud in the conduct of the election was not corrected within two weeks. The Guardian recalls that Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah won in the polls conducted on May 3, a day before the date originally fixed for the exercise.

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  3. South-East: Living Without waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Vanguard

    IT was the famous Greek philosopher, Thales that floated the idea that "water is life." Several research findings still point to the fact that living things cannot do without water.

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  4. Makarfi caretaker committee saved PDP -OkoyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Vanguard

    Awka-THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra State has said that the emergence of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi -led caretaker committee for Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at its botched Port Harcourt convention saved the party from disintegration, noting that many interest groups would have pulled out if the matter was not carefully handled. Speaking with reporters in Awka, a chieftain of the party, Mr. Chuks Okoye, who recently emerged the secretary of the Chris Uba faction of PDP in the state, described members of the caretaker committee, which also had Senator Ndii Obi as secretary, as people with integrity, who would consider the interest of the party first.

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  5. Your action tantamounts to corruption, Reps chide DalungRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Vanguard

    By Emman Ovuakporie and Johnbosco Agbakwuru TO what extent will Youth and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung continue to back Chris Giwa's moves to take over the Nigeria Football Federation even at the expense of growth of Nigerian football? While world football governing body, FIFA, the highest sports arbitration body in the world , Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, and all men of goodwill have continued to recognise the Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation as properly elected and therefore the authentic football authorities in Nigeria, the Minister has continued to be on the other side, fueling the leadership problem in the football house.

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  6. Fix date for Anambra Central rerun, IPAC tells INECRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | Vanguard

    Awka-THE Anambra State Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, an umbrella body for all registered political parties in the state, yesterday, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to fix a date for the rerun of the controversial Anambra Central senatorial election, regretting that the people of the zone have been left out of decision -making in the country's upper legislative chambers as a result of the impasse.

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  7. Media professionals tasked on digital skillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Vanguard

    A wka- MEDIA practitioners have been urged to endeavour to constantly improve their skills to be able to fit into the ongoing digitisation in the industry. Managing Director of the state-owned Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS, Nze Uche Nworah, who spoke at the opening ceremony of a three-day workshop on news gathering and dissemination for the staff of the organisation in collaboration with Ebubechukwu Foundation, a non-governmental organisation in Awka yesterday, observed that there was intensified competition in the industry in which only those well equipped would succeed.

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  8. Anambra FA introduces 'Football Made in Anambra'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Vanguard

    T HE newly elected Anambra State Football Association under the leadership of Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has unveiled a blue print towards fast-tracking the transformation of the game in the state. Amongst the programmes which are aimed at revolutionizing football in Anambra state is the highly anticipated "Football Made in Anambra" which seeks to foster grassroots football.

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  9. Anambra councillor allegedly kills nephew over phoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Vanguard

    A wka- THE Anambra State Police Command has arrested the councillor representing Nsogwu Umunze Ward 2 in Orumba South Local Government of Area of the state, Mr. Chidiebere Onyema, for allegedly killing his 19-year-old nephew, whose name was given as Nnanyere, over a missing mobile telephone. According to her, Chidiebere came to their house and asked after the deceased, adding that when her husband, Okwudili, opened the door, he saw Chidiebere fuming.

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  10. 75-yr-old, 4 others paraded over certificates' forgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 11 | Vanguard

    A wka- FIVE suspects, including a 54-year-old woman, were yesterday paraded by Anambra State Police Command for allegedly forging certificates of some tertiary institutions, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, discharge and exemption certificates and printing fake Nigerian currency. One of the suspects, 75-year-old Mr. Onuzulike Ude, a retired teacher, was allegedly forging the certificates of the various tertiary institutions in a business centre operated by the 54-year-old woman, Mrs. Evelyn Nwoke, and, according to the police, they have been doing the business for a very long time.

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  11. IGP sends team to Enugu over herdsmen killingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 10 | Vanguard

    The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase has dispatched a high-powered investigative team to fish out the herdsmen who unleashed mayhem on the people of Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, about two weeks ago. The newly-transferred State Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu, made this known in Enugu, while addressing Area Commanders, Divisional Police officers and other Heads of Department in the state police command.

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  12. 140 kidnappers, cultists, robbers convicted - Anambra SACS commanderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 9 | Vanguard

    Nnewi-The Anambra State Police Special Anti-Cultism Squad, SACS, said no fewer than 140 suspects that included, kidnappers, cultists and armed robbers have been convicted, while 10 were freed by various courts in the state within two months. This was disclosed by SACS Commander in the state, Mr Bako Gado yesterday while addressing newsmen in his office at Enugwu Ukwu,adding that the suspects were mostly arrested in Obosi, Nkpor, Ogidi, Ihiala and Awka before their arraignment in court.

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  13. Furore in Anambra community over kidnapping of villagersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 9 | Vanguard

    The arrest of five youths from Uruebo village, Nkwelle-Ezunaka in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Awkuzu, Anambra State Police Command and their arraignment before an Nteje Chief Magistrate court on Friday, April 1, 2016 for alleged kidnap have continued to engender palpable tension in the area. The police had arrested and arraigned the suspects, Obinna Oduche, Vincent Obi Anyakorah, Okezie Morah, Chukwuebuka Okoye and Paschal Nweke and others still at large before the Chief Magistrate Court on a 14-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful possession of fire arms, kidnapping and ransom taking.

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  14. Obiano set to sign Anambra Health Insurance SchemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 8 | Vanguard

    The insurance scheme would ensure adequate health service delivery to the less privileged citizens and ensure that doctors received what was due to them in their life saving duties in the state. Obiano gave a hint about the new scheme during the inauguration of the newly reconstituted 14-member board of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka held at the Governor's Lodge in Amawbia.

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  15. Nigeria: MTN Foundation Mourns Ambassador Hamzat AhmaduRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 8 | AllAfrica.com

    The death of Ambassador Hamzat Ahmadu, CON, , marks the departure of one of Nigeria's most widely respected and valuable public officers who over the last sixty years, made his mark in both public and private sectors, at home and abroad. The immediate past chairman of the MTN Foundation , Ahmadu was an accomplished diplomat who distinguished himself in all his endeavours.

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  16. MTN Foundation mourns Ambassador Hamzat AhmaduRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 7 | Vanguard

    The death of Ambassador Hamzat Ahmadu, CON, , marks the departure of one of Nigeria's most widely respected and valuable public officers who over the last sixty years, made his mark in both public and private sectors, at home and abroad. The immediate past chairman of the MTN Foundation , Ahmadu was an accomplished diplomat who distinguished himself in all his endeavours.

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  17. Pastor, others nabbed over ATM scam, burglarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 4 | Vanguard

    The Edo state Police Command, last Wednesday, paraded three notorious burglars among them an assistant Pastor in one of the new generation churches, Osazee Igbinigie, who specialized in cyber crime. Others are 28 -year-old Samson Ogbesosa, an indigene of Edo state who robbed a girl of her handset and was arrested after he slept with his victim.

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  18. Ifeanyi Ubah emerges Anambra FA chairRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 3 | Vanguard

    Just two days before the annual general meeting of the Nationwide League One, the League's patron and Club owner, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah has emerged the Chairman of the Anambra State Football Association. In elections conducted on Tuesday, the business mogul polled 24 votes.

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  19. Anambra special school faces closure over lack of supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 3 | Vanguard

    A wka -THE only school for the deaf and dumb in Awka , the God's Care School for Special Needs, may soon close down if assistance fails to come from government and private individuals to sustain its existence. The school, which was established in 2000 by Mrs. Justina Ndife and her husband, Afam, who is an evangelist, had over the years, been training people with disabilities using their meager resources.

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  20. Rights Group gives Fashola 7 days to visit all bad Federal roads in S-EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | Vanguard

    A human rights group, Campaign for Democracy, CD has called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on all the federal roads in the South East geo-political zone. CD therefore gave the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashiola seven days to visit all the federal roads in the South East zone to see for himself how deplorable they are, to justify the state of emergency to be declared on them.

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