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Anambra Moves To Eliminate Deaths From Sickle Cell Anaemia 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka History would be made on Tuesday 30th April this year when it is expected that the 6th Anambra State House of Assembly would pass the bill concerning sickle cell anaemia into law to ensure that people living with sickle cell diseases are no longer made to go through excruciating experiences in order to obtain routine medicare, social ...

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Give Account Of Your Stewardship, Buhari Orders Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from ministers on their ministries, departments and agencies. Buhari gave the order today as the countdown begins for the end of his first term on 28 May. The following day, he will be sworn in to begin a new tenure of four years. According to ...

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Catholic Priest, Ekwulobia Monarch React To Anambra New Burial Control Bill

Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral, Ekwulobia, Rev. Fr. Ignatius Onwuatuegwu has hailed the “Anambra State Burial/Funeral Ceremonial Control Law, 2019’’ as progressive. The bill, recently passed by the Anambra State House of Assembly would aim at controlling burial/funeral ceremony expenses within the state. It specifies among others that funeral ceremonies would hold for one day with no gunshots. Fr. Onwuatuegwu ...

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Senate Passes Re-Drafted PIGB, Electoral Act, Police Reform, Others

Police Reform, NHIA Bills Too In its determination to reform the nation’s political process, as well as the operations of the petroleum industry, the Senate today, passed a re-drafted version of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the Petroleum Industry Governance) Bill, 2019, and five other Bills to which President Muhammadu Buhari earlier declined assent. ...

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9.5 Million Pupils Now Being Fed Under School Feeding Programme, Says Presidency

In continuation of its efforts to invest in the country’s human capital development, the Buhari administration has continued to make significant strides through its National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP), according to the Presidency. President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s NSIP, is aimed at empowering Nigerians and improving their livelihood through several initiatives. In a statement, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and ...

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Breaking:  APC Adopts Gbajabiamila As Speaker

Finally, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has adopted the the majority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as the Speaker for the ninth assembly. This decision was made after an intensive deliberation with the APC’s House of Representatives members-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Banquet Hall of Aso Villa Tuesday night. According to ...

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Nnamdi Kanu To Atiku: Ask Buhari To Go For A DNA Test

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who is on the search list of the Nigerian government, has decided to offer a legal advice to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Kanu who spoke on a live broadcast on Sunday, told Atiku to ask President Muhammadu Buhari, to go for ...

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Anambra May Pass Anti-Grazing Bill Into Law 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Anambra State House of Assembly may pass Anti-Grazing Bill into law to forestall herdsmen encroachments into farmlands to wreak havoc on farmers. Majority Leader of the House and representative of Anambra-West state constituency Hon. Victor Jideofor Okoye disclosed this to newsmen at the state assembly complex Awka on Wednesday. He said herdsmen no longer kept the ...

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Anambra No Longer Safe As Assassins Kill Ex-Lawmaker 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Tuesday 16th April was the fateful day the life of Hon. Frank-Anthony Igboka was cut short following his assassination by unknown gunmen who shot at him sporadically at close range at Oye market Nimo in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state. Igboka who was a lawmaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly during Ex- Governor ...

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Three Cops, Four Others Sentenced To Death For Kidnapping

An Akwa Ibom State High Court, Uyo, presided over by Justice Joy Unwana on Tuesday sentenced seven persons, including three policemen and a woman to death for their involvement in kidnapping. The woman, who was hired by the gang for N50,000 to cook for the victim – Deaconess Ime Ekanem –  while negotiation for her ransom was ongoing, was also ...

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