Anambra State

Soludo presents N170bn revised draft budget, declares emergency on roads

Soludo presents N170bn revised draft budget, declares emergency on roads

By Tony Oraeki, Awka Anambra state governor Charles Soludo of Anambra on Thursday presented a revised draft budget of N170 billion for 2022 to the state House of Assembly for approval. The state Assembly had on Dec.9, 2021, passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill of N141.9 billion, presented by the immediate past governor, Dr Willie Obiano, for approval. Soludo, said the purpose of the 2022 Revised budget was to reflect current realities, challenges, priorities of the new administration and the dire needs of residents in Anambra. He said that the budget was made up of N108 billion capital expenditure, accounting for…
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Unknown armed arsonists set Nnewi South LGA Secretariat, police station ablaze

Unknown armed arsonists set Nnewi South LGA Secretariat, police station ablaze

ONITSHA – Barely 48 hours after unknown arsonists set ablaze Idemili North Local Government Headquarters Ogidi on fire, other arsonists have burnt down Nnewi south council Secretariat at Ukpor and also a police station in the area The incident according to sources occurred Tuesday night when the arsonists first set the Secretariat ablaze before proceeding to the police station to complete their mission. A reliable source from the area recalled that the Ukpor police station had been burnt during the endSARS protest and was later rebuilt only for it to be burnt down for the second time just as the…
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Gunmen reportedly engage military in an all-night shootout in Onitsha

Gunmen reportedly engage military in an all-night shootout in Onitsha

Unidentified gunmen, on Sunday night, allegedly engaged military men in a shoot out at 3-3 Estate, Nkwelle Ezunaka, near Onitsha. Sources said the shooting, which started at about 10pm lasted late into the night, with bullets flying in the air, while expended shells dropped on roofs of residents in torrent. It was gathered that the shootout started after the unidentified riffle wielding men took the battle to the door step of the military, in a spot, where they are stationed, within the Estate. A resident of the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they were scared all through…
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Gunmen visit eatery on Easter day, rob fun-seekers

Gunmen visit eatery on Easter day, rob fun-seekers

Unidentified gunmen, on Easter Sunday, visited the Oko community, close to the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, invading a fast food joint. The gunmen came into Sophia Fast Food but failed to harm the fun-seekers, who were obviously enjoying themselves for the Easter celebration. A source said they simply dispossessed all customers and staff of the eatery of their phones and left the area without any challenge, despite an armored car and security personnel positioned in the area. A Facebook user, Iyke Orji said: “Nobody was killed, nobody was shot. “Even the new police armored tank Governor Soludo stationed at Oko Police…
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Gunmen attack police station in Anambra, four officers feared dead

Gunmen attack police station in Anambra, four officers feared dead

Gunmen, Wednesday morning, attacked a police station in Atani, the headquarters of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State. A source said that the men arrived the area at about 1:30am on Wednesday, and immediately launched an attack on the police facility. The source said four policemen, including a female police operative, lost their lives in the attack. There have been series of attacks on police and other government facilities in Anambra State for quite a while, with the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo assuring that those responsible will not be allowed to continue with their acts. Meanwhile,…
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