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Three-storey building collapses in Anambra


A three-storey building under construction located at Ifite Awka, near Nnamdi Azikiwe University gate, Awka South LGA, Anambra state has collapsed. Although no life was lost, reports show that the response team of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA) has condoned the site and equally charged workers in an adjoining building with cracks to suspend work pending when assessments on ...

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Commissioner bemoans over 1,000 gully erosion sites in Anambra

gully erosion

Chief Marcel Ifejiofor, Anambra Commissioner for Works, on Friday, cried out that there were more than 1,000 active gully erosion sites scattered across the state. Ifejiofor who disclosed this in Awka, however, said the state Executive Council had inaugurated Erosion Design Review Committee to tackle the problem. He said that findings by the government had shown that most of the ...

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Fire razes fabrics shop, destroys goods worth millions in Anambra


Anambra State Fire Service says it averted the late Tuesday night fire incident that destroyed goods worth millions of Naira from spreading to other shops in Awka. Mr. Martin Agbili, state Director of the Service told newsmen on Wednesday that the incident consumed all the fabrics, machines and working tools in the shop but no life was lost. Agbili said ...

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FEC approves N15.7b for Enugu-Anambra road project


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the sum of N15.7 billion for the completion of a road project that stretches from Enugu State to Anambra State. The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the FEC meeting presided over by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday in Abuja. He ...

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Road accidents in Anambra State claim Ten lives

Road accidents in Anambra State claim Ten lives....

The Anambra Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Tuesday that no fewer than 10 persons lost their lives in 23 road accidents in Anambra in 2017. Mr Sunday Ajayi, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Anambra, disclosed the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka. Ajayi said that ...

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Pregnant Woman and Okada rider crushed to death in Anambra

pregnant woman and okada rider crushed to death in Anambra

A 22-year old pregnant woman identified as Ifeyinwa Nwobodo and a commercial motorcyclist have been killed by a hit and run bus driver along Ekwulobia-Isuofia road in Anambra state. It was learnt that Ifeyinwa, from Ebonyi state, was on a motorcycle when she was knocked down by a bus driver who ran away, leaving her and the Okada rider lying ...

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Debate over cause of Ozubulu Church attack

Debate over cause of Ozubulu Church attack

“Leaders of Ozubulu Community in Ekwusigo council of Anambra yesterday differed over the cause of Ozubulu Church attack where scores were killed on Sunday morning. While a section of the community attributed the killings to communal crises in the town, others said two rival groups who were strategising to produce the leadership of Ozubulu Development Union (ODU), carried the leadership ...

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N1 billion committed to Anambra erosion projects

Anambra erosion projects

“To prevent flooding and make life more meaningful for the people, the Anambra State Government has increased its counterpart fund to about N1billion for execution of Anambra erosion projects under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management project (NEWMAP).”- The GuardianProject Coordinator, NEWMAP, Mr. Michael Ivenso, who disclosed this in Awka, said Governor Willie Obiano-led administration reached the N1billion counterpart fund benchmark ...

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18 buildings destroyed in Aguleri and Umueri communal clash

Aguleri and Umueri communal clash

The Nation reports that over 18 buildings have been destroyed in renewed clashes between residents of  Aguleri and Umueri communal clash in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State. Residents of Umueri have urged Governor Willie Obiano to intervene to avoid further killings. The President General of Umueri community, Chief Pius Okonkwo, and other leaders of the community addressed ...

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