Nigeria’s oil-producing States increase to 10

…As Bauchi, Gombe continue to wait Anambra State was formally admitted as oil-producing state, following an approval from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, (RMAFC), which ratified the attribution of eleven oil wells to the State. This is just as Bauchi and Gombe States continue to wait for recognition as oil-producing States, Delta, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Rivers, Edo, Ondo, Imo, Abia, and Lagos welcomed the new arrival. With the Commission’s approval, which was held at its 139th plenary session, held in July, the South-eastern State is anticipated to be eligible…

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Anambra: “There’ll be no election in Biafraland” – Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple dares FG

A self-styled disciple of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Simon Ekpa, has said that the upcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra State slated for November 6, will not hold. Ekpa, in a tweet on his Twitter page, said that a no-election order will be activated by members of IPOB. He boasted that South-East leaders do not know what the electorate are ready to do and that they must learn from their Northern counterparts. He wrote, ”No election in Biafraland will be activated by the Indigenous People…

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Court reinstates Soludo as APGA candidate for Anambra guber election

A Federal High Court, sitting in Awka, the Anambra capital, has affirmed Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), ahead of the governorship election in the State. Soludo, who belongs to the Victor Oye-led faction of APGA, had secured 740 votes to defeat Ezenwankwo Christopher who polled 41 votes, while ThankGod Ibe had four votes, and Okolo Chibuzor got seven votes. But in the list published on July 16, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), picked…

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“Why I attended Obi Cubana mother’s burial in Anambra” – DCP Abba Kyari 

A Deputy Commissioner of Police and leader of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response team, Abba Kyari, has described Obi Cubana as one of the most hardworking entrepreneurs he knows. Kyari stated this while giving reasons for attending Obi’s mother’s burial, which was held at Oba, in Idemili-North local government area of Anambra State. The event, which was attended by businessmen, politicians, musicians, and actors stirred reactions online after DCP Kyari was spotted in the pictures. But, Kyari in a post on Facebook, said he attended the funeral despite his…

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Anambra gov’ship poll: Native doctor wins primary election

Ishaku Yohanna A native doctor, Nnamdi Nwanwuo, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) for the Anambra election. He was returned unopposed after his two co-aspirants, Chidebere Mba and Humphrey Anaso stepped down for him. Announcing Nwanwuo as the winner, the National Secretary of the party, Babatunde Ali, described the election as credible and peaceful, saying the party’s flag would be the next flag to be hoisted at the government house after wrestling power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). The National Secretary of the PRP commended other…

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Andy Uba wins APC primary election in Anambra

A former Senator who represented Anambra South Senatorial District, Andy Ubah, has been declared winner of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State. Ubah emerged winner in the primary election contested by 13 other aspirants. Declaring the results of the exercise on Sunday morning at the Golden Tulips Hotel, Agulu, Anambra State, the Chairman of the Anambra State Primary Election Committee and Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, said Senator Ubah polled 230, 201 votes out of the total votes of 348,490, to defeat…

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Anambra: Man arrested for defiling own daughters

An 48-year-old plumber, Thomas Igbo, has been arrested for allegedly raping his three underage daughters. The ages of the three defiled children are eight years, three years, and one and half years. The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), in Anambra, told newsmen yesterday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, that some civil society personnel on May 25, reported that Igbo was defiling his three underage daughters. According to Billie, “When we got the report, we arrested one Thomas Igbo, a plumber, residing in Enugwu-Ukwu town…

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Anambra: “I do not receive monthly salary as a governor” – Obiano

Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has said he is the only Nigerian governor who do not receive a monthly salary. He made the disclosure at his country home in Aguleri, Anambra-East local government area in the State shortly after inspecting the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport in Umueri, at the weekend. The governor explained that after his tax has been deducted from his salary, he sends the remaining balance to homes of destitute for their upkeep, adding that he has been rendering self-service for the State. The governor, who…

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Truck loaded with live bullets falls, spills contents in Onitsha

A truck fully loaded with cartons of live bullets fell into a ditch and spilled its content all around the street, in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State. It was learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday morning on Awka Road in the city as early worshipers made their way to churches. The incident attracted heavy security presence to the Awka Road area and Shoprite axis of the city. It was gathered that the truck, a Mercedes Benz 911 model was said to be moving the goods out of…

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IPOB militants slaughter 19 Fulani herders in Anambra

Nineteen Fulani herders have been slaughtered by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the Igbariam community of Oyi local government area of Anambra State. It was learnt that the hoodlums stormed a storey building housing the Fulani herders in the community around 2a.m on Sunday. It was also learnt that 12 women, 7 men and yet-to-be disclosed number of children were killed by the hoodlums. According to reports, the criminals brought out the victims, stripped them naked, tied and slaughtered them. Speaking on the sad…

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