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16 Jan 2019
A Relative As a child, I grew up thinking that chief Sonny Iwedike Odogwu’s father, “the gentleman R.D.”, as he was popularly referred to, was my father’s brother, instead of his cousin that he actually was. They related and addressed each other as such, so that when Sonny’s youngest sister, Violet Odogwu, (now Mrs. Nwajei)…
11 Dec 2018
Finally, the federal government has completed Zik’s Mausoleum, the permanent burial site of Nigeria’s first president and Owelle of Onitsha, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, in Ogbe-Abo village, Onitsha, 20 years after the contract was awarded. Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday paid a working visit to Anambra State to assess the progress of…
13 Oct 2018
Every September 27 is a remarkable day for vintage export consultant, Jon Tudy Kachikwu, being his birthday. This year was not an exception, as the anniversary was marked in a grand style at Lekki Event Centre in Lagos after a thanksgiving service at the Transfiguration Catholic Church, Victoria Garden City (VGC) to appreciate God for…
15 Sep 2018
The planning committee of the ‘Golibe Festival’ has announced December 23 2018 to January 1, 2019, as dates for the maiden edition of the festival, which is scheduled to hold in Onitsha, Anambra State. According to committee, the festival, which aims to provide a unique end of year celebration event in the eastern commercial city,…
3 Sep 2018
If any proof is required that much good can come out of this country despite her challenges, it was amply demonstrated the other day by the achievement of five girls from a Catholic school in Onitsha who won the Gold Award at the ‘World Technovation Challenge’ held at Silicon Valley, in the United States. This…
20 Aug 2018
Gully erosion has severed Nkpor-Nnobi Road, a major road which links Onitsha and environs with Nnobi, Nnewi and other parts of Anambra South. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the road was built during the Dr Chris Ngige’s administration. NAN reports that the gully erosion is few metres from the Ideani junction end…
21 Jun 2018
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has set aside N765 million for commercial motorcyclists in the state to enable them purchase shuttle buses following the government’s decision to restrict them from operating in Awka, the state capital, and Onitsha, the Southeast commercial hub, from July 1. This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by…
4 May 2018
Chairman of the Kano State Taskforce on Counterfeit Drugs, Abu Umar Madaki, has called for the immediate closure of the Onitsha and Idumata open drug markets to insulate the country from unwholesome drugs. Madaki, who is Director of Pharmacy in the state ministry of health argued that beyond the prescription of production and distribution of…
27 Mar 2018
There was pandemonium in Onitsha, Anambra State yesterday after a lorry crushed a commercial motorcyclist, popularly known as Okada rider, dragging his motorcycle for some distance before it could stop. The accident occurred at the Magazine Junction, close to Federal Housing Estate, 3-3, Onitsha. Sources said the Okada rider was plying the road when it…
16 Feb 2018
Barely one year after suffering monumental losses from a fire outbreak, traders and industrialists at the Polythene Products Market site, Ekenedili Chukwu Workshop Complex, Ilodibe Avenue, Awada, in Onitsha, Anambra State, are again counting their losses after another midnight inferno gutted shops, machines and raw materials in the market yesterday. Though some portion of the…
28 Jul 2017
Tragedy struck in the commercial city of Onitsha yesterday when an angry mob lynched two policemen, who were alleged to have caused the accident that claimed the lives of six persons, including a woman and her two children.
21 Jun 2016
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola yesterday, assured that the Federal Government would complete the second Niger Bridge and Zik’s Mausoleum, initiated by the last administration.

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