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MILITARY

Two People Are Reported Dead Hours After Army's Exercise Golden Dawn Commences In Ifite-Awka

Ifite-Awka in Awka is known to be a student environment. Most students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, either live in or around Ifite. They also visit the First and Second markets for their grocery shopping. (Wikipedia.org) So, for two promising young men, reportedly students, to be gunned down in the First-market is worrying.

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Two People Are Reported Dead Hours After Army's Exercise Golden Dawn Commences In Ifite-Awka

CULTURE

The History Of Awka, And The Imo-Oka Festival.

The region known today as Awka, the Anambra State capital has been inhabited by man for several centuries, perhaps for a millennia. In the 1930s, stone tools were discovered in the area which belonged to the Neolithic age of human existence. The core Awka people do not have any history of migration from outside the Awka area; they claim that they have been there from the beginning of time.

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The History Of Awka, And The Imo-Oka Festival.

POLITICS

[Opinion] Why The November 6 Anambra Governorship Election Should Be Postponed To a Later Date

In less than 3 weeks from now, the highly anticipated November 6, 2021, Anambra state governorship election would come up. The election which is expected to produce a successor to the outgoing Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has recently come under threats due to rising insecurity in the state.

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[Opinion] Why The November 6 Anambra Governorship Election Should Be Postponed To a Later Date

POLITICS

Tu Baba Visits Soludo: Does He Really Want To Venture Into Politics

Famous Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia who is popularly known as Tu Baba or 2Face paid a visit to the APGA gubernatorial candidate, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo on Thursday 14th October. The Anambra State gubernatorial elections is set to hold on the 6th of November 2021 and all candidates are set to contest in the polls.

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Tu Baba Visits Soludo: Does He Really Want To Venture Into Politics

LIFESTYLE

[Opinion] Why It Is Wrong For Ohaneze Ndịgbo To Declare September 29, 2021 As "Igbo Day of Mourning"

Before now, September 29 of every year had been set aside by the Ohaneze Ndịgbo, as “Igbo Day”, to celebrate the culture of the Igbo people. The event is usually filled with funfairs, and acrobatic displays of the rich Igbo culture. As obtained from the Daily Post, the 2021 edition of the Igbo Day celebration scheduled to hold in Enugu, and Awka, has been cancelled.

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[Opinion] Why It Is Wrong For Ohaneze Ndịgbo To Declare September 29, 2021 As

SOCIETY

Today's Headlines: Tension As Suspected cultists kill 3 In Awka; Enugu Govt Suspends Another Royal Father

Anambra: Tension in Awka as suspected cultists kill three Suspected cultists have killed three persons in Awka, Anambra State raising tension among residents. Photos Credit: Daily Post The recent violence is despite the launch of Operation Golden Dawn, a military operation in the South East created to check violence in the state.

  1 month ago ago
Today's Headlines: Tension As Suspected cultists kill 3 In Awka; Enugu Govt Suspends Another Royal Father

MILITARY

If The ESN Is Behind The Insecurity In The South-East, It Should Be Proscribed As A Terrorist Group

Since the end of the dark moment of the Civil war that spanned from 1967 to 1970 in the South-East until recently, the region has never been in any form of major security-threathening challenges. But within a short time, everything iota of security that had hitherto existed out there has almost faded away.

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If The ESN Is Behind The Insecurity In The South-East, It Should Be Proscribed As A Terrorist Group

LIFESTYLE

Awka, Anambra State: The Monkeys And The Imo-Oka Festival.

Many people living in Awka, Anambra State have once in a while heard of the tales of the sacredness of monkeys in the region and its relationship with the Imo-Oka festival. This article will explain to you the reasons why monkeys are not killed in the area, and its relationship with the annual festival.

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Awka, Anambra State: The Monkeys And The Imo-Oka Festival.

SOCIETY

VIDEO: Flood Guts The Ziks Avenue In Awka, Anambra State As Traffic Gets People Trekking

The raining season has become very serious as it puts the traders in Awka in a very bad situation. This evening, heavy downpour caused serious flood in a place known as ziks avenue in Awka, Anambra State of Nigeria. The ziks avenue is a place where traders who deal on motor spare parts do their businesses on daily basis.

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VIDEO: Flood Guts The Ziks Avenue In Awka, Anambra State As Traffic Gets People Trekking

POLITICS

Anambra Election: Why Power of Incumbency Won’t Save APGA, PDP Chieftain Reveals

Ahead of the Anambra governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again restated its preparedness to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Saturday, November 6. The Nation reports that the party said its candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, would have landslide victory in the election.

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Anambra Election: Why Power of Incumbency Won’t Save APGA, PDP Chieftain Reveals

EDUCATION

Anambra Governorship Poll: Okonkwo Reveals Priority For Academic Consultations Before Taking Decision If Elected

The candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the November 6 Anambra governorship election, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, says he will not do anything without consulting academics if elected the governor of the state. Daily Trust reported that the ZLP governorship candidate made the promise during a Town Hall Meeting with the Nnamdi Azikwe University Community on the state of polity at the institution’s auditorium, Awka, on Wednesday, October 20.

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Anambra Governorship Poll: Okonkwo Reveals Priority For Academic Consultations Before Taking Decision If Elected

SOCIETY

Awka Residents Cry Out Over Persistent Hike In Cost Of Transportation. (Details)

Residents of Awka and environs have called for urgent intervention of relevant authorities on the continuous hike in transportation fare in the area, even after the price of petrol dropped back to normal in the state. Since the recent abrupt increase in the price of premium motor spirit also known as petrol or fuel, Anambra state commercial transporters have maintained the prices charged for drops across the state even when petrol stations have already complied with the state government's approved pump price of one hundred and sixty-five naira per litre.

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Awka Residents Cry Out Over Persistent Hike In Cost Of Transportation. (Details)

MILITARY

Will IPOB Agitations, Killing Of Residents In The South-East End As Military Begins New Operation?

The activities of IPOB in the South-East have been leading to various reactions across social media platforms. The military on Monday began an operation in the South-East as part of efforts to address rising insecurity in the region. Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers The Army indicated this at a press conference in Awka, the Anambra State capital as soldiers and policemen paraded the streets of Owerri, the Imo State capital, in a show of force on Monday.

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Will IPOB Agitations, Killing Of Residents In The South-East End As Military Begins New Operation?

POLITICS

Anambra Polls: INEC Advises Women Not To Apply Make-Up On Election Day

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised eligible female voters to avoid applying make up on their faces on the day of the Anambra Gubernatorial Election which is coming up in the State. The election is slated to hold on the 6th of November, 2021 where different people will be contesting for the seat

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Anambra Polls: INEC Advises Women Not To Apply Make-Up On Election Day

POLITICS

No one shows up for independence day anniversary in Anambra because of IPOB's "sit-at-home" order.

Anambra State residents on Friday failed to mark the Independence Day Anniversary celebration following the the "sit-at-home" order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Although plans were made on Thursday to hold the celebration of the country's 61st independent anniversary celebration, at Ekwueme square, Awka, no celebrant showed up except security operatives who were deployed to safeguard the area.

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No one shows up for independence day anniversary in Anambra because of IPOB's

EDUCATION

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (UNIZIK) makes new appointment

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Governing Council had reportedly appointed some prominent personalities as members and Board of Directors of its Business School. Newly appointed Board of Directors to Unizik's business school include: Dr Chidi Anyaegbu MFR, Chairman of Chisco Group; Dr. Stanley Uzochukwu, chairman of Stanley group of company; Dr. Cosmas Maduka of Coscharis Group; and Dr. ABC Orjiakor, Chairman Seplat Petroleum Development Company.

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Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (UNIZIK) makes new appointment

POLITICS

INEC Vows To Conduct 'Embarrassingly Transparent' Governorship Election In Anambra State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed that it is prepared to conduct an 'embarrassingly transparent governorship election in Anambra State come November 6. The Commission insists that it has put facilities in place to achieve an all-inclusive electoral process that will nay-sayers without any doubt of its ability to conduct free and credible elections in any part of the country.

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INEC Vows To Conduct 'Embarrassingly Transparent' Governorship Election In Anambra State

POLITICS

Bianca Reveals How APGA Disrespected Her Late Husband, Shuns Party Governorship Campaign Flag-off

The wife of the late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu, has given the reason she shunned the flag-off of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party governorship campaign flag-off on Saturday. Mrs. Bianca made this know on Sunday in the Anambra state capital, Awka, while briefing newsmen, the PUNCH reports.

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Bianca Reveals How APGA Disrespected Her Late Husband, Shuns Party Governorship Campaign Flag-off

POLITICS

Obiano Signs Anti-Open Grazing Bill Into Law after lawmakers passed it on Tuesday

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has signed intolaw the anti-open grazing bill. He joined his counterparts in the southern region of the country to sign this bill into the law. This bill was signed in Anambara state on Friday at the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Awka, agreeing on cattle and other livestock open grazing prohibition and ranches establishment bill.

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Obiano Signs Anti-Open Grazing Bill Into Law after lawmakers passed it on Tuesday

POLITICS

We’ll Put an End to rigging in Nigeria –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to put an end to rigging because of the modern technology it has developed for the conduct of elections in the nation. Awka, Chukwuemeka Nnaji, head of ICT, INEC office, made the statement in a paper he presented during a workshop for reporters on election procedures and techniques for the 2021 Anambra governorship election, in Awka, yesterday.

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We’ll Put an End to rigging in Nigeria –INEC