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Families wail as fire consumes 400 corpses in Anambra morgue

“The chemicals we used in preserving the corpses must have aggravated the fire.The chemicals are highly inflammable and they burn faster than fuel.”

A burning bush on Saturday consumed over 400 corpses in a fire incident at the mortuary section of the General Hospital, Onitsha,
Anambra State.

The fire, which was said to have emanated from a burning bush behind the morgue lasted about three hours and razed the mortuary building located behind the hospital facility.

The mortuary attendants were said to have called the state fire service after attempt to douse the flame with water mixed with detergent According to PUNCH, some families who had come to carry their corpses for burial, burst into tears when they saw that the mortuary was in ruins and burnt corpses littering the vicinity.

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Two men killed, 11 injured in Anambra multiple auto crash

The two male adults were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and deposited at the hospital mortuary.

According to PUNCH, an eyewitness account, a DAF truck driver with registration number XC 416 PK, lost control as a result of brake failure and rammed into other vehicles before.

About 22 people, comprising 13 male adults, seven female adults, one male child and one female child, were involved in the crash.

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Two men killed, 11 injured in Anambra multiple auto crash

The two male adults were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and deposited at the hospital mortuary.

According to PUNCH, an eyewitness account, a DAF truck driver with registration number XC 416 PK, lost control as a result of brake failure and rammed into other vehicles before.

About 22 people, comprising 13 male adults, seven female adults, one male child and one female child, were involved in the crash.

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Anambra govt goes tough against illegal structures in Onitsha, marks buildings for demolition

The Chairman of the Anambra State Physical Planning Board, Mr Chike Maduekwe cautioned against building without approval which he said always defaces the environment.

A building still under construction within the Onitsha Main Market, has been marked for demolition by the Anambra State government.
Correspondent, Ejike ABANA reports that a joint task force including the Physical Planning Board, Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra, among others embarked on the special enforcement operation.

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Nigeria must prioritise security of lives to move forward – Peter Obi

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Peter Obi, has said Nigeria must prioritise security in 2022 for the country to move forward.

This he says will boost investments in the country, stressing that without security, people will not think of other meaningful things to do.
Obi said this while fielding questions from journalists at the Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Monday.

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He said, “Security of lives and property must be a priority for the country to move forward.

“With security, investments will flow into the country and citizens will also have the confidence to invest in the country.

“Until the people are secured, they will not think of other meaningful things to do.”

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‘Empty vessels make the most noise’ Nigerians react as Court nullifies Andy Uba’s participation in Anambra guber election

Participation of All Progressives Congress, Andy Uba in Anambra governorship election last month has been nullified by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.



Uba’s participation in the election was nullified by Justice Inyang Ekwo who ruled that he emerged from an illegally conducted primary election by the All Progressives Congress (APC).



Justice Ekwo in the judgement given on Monday December 20, said the plaintiff, George Moghalu, succeeded in proving that the APC did not conduct a valid primary election from which Uba claimed to have emerged as the party’s candidate.



The judge who ordered INEC to delete Uba from its record as a candidate in the election, also ordered the APC to refund to the plaintiff the N22,500.000 he paid for expression of interest and nomination forms since the party failed to conduct a valid primary.

Reactions

@ogbamike: Good one. May Gods name be praised. Those who planned to destroy my state God will expose and disgrace them one by one. Igbo kwennu.

@Nkechianim: So this man was using stolen mandate and he want to sue Soludo? Nawao. Empty vessels make the most noise.

@Ozalamba emeke: Good judgement! Andy Ubah, please stop disgracing yourself up and down. My advice to you is that you go and make peace with your maker. Seek God’s guidance regarding your political ambition, in terms of timing… The Bible says: Every good gift comes from God above: Hence until you receive it from God, you can’t actualize this ambition…

@Onyeigbo: UBA might have done the business of not lossing on both end by pressing to collect back the money he paid APC.he was too proud to congratulate the people’s choice of candidate.ndi ala

@Dan: Lol. And he was about to petition the election. At least with this money, you can go and settle your debts

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R.E.V.E.A.L.E.D: N17bn Paris Club Refund Allegedly Landed Obiano On EFCC’s Watch List

Governor of Anambra State—Willie Obiano, was placed on a watchlist by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for carrying out various white elephant, including the Umueri International Airport project which cost was believed to be inflated.

EFCC had earlier invited some commissioners and principal officers over the alleged mismanagement of the state funds.
The Federal Government had shared N388.3bn among the 36 states and the Federal Capital as part of the reimbursement for the over-deduction on the Paris Club loan in December 2016.

Anambra State was said to have received N11.3bn. The state governments had submitted their claims of over-deductions for external debt service arising between 1995 and 2002 to the Federal Government due to the First Line Charge deductions from Federation Account Allocation Committee allocations.

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Dr Chike Akunyili laid to rest in his hometown

The former governor of Anambra State–Mr Peter Obi and grieving family members were present to honour the deceased — Dr Chike Akunyili who was assassinated by unknown gunmen on September 29, 2021, in Anambra State. Read here

According to the burial arrangement released by his family, the funeral Mass for the late Chike will come up at Madonna Catholic Church, Agulu, under Anaocha local government area of Anambra State, to be followed by interment at his country home.

Burial activities had begun on Thursday, 18th November, with the Cancellation at the Knights Temple at Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu.
There will be a condolence visit by in-laws, friends and well-wishers on Friday.

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Abubakar Malami accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind EFCC moves against Willie Obiano

Abubakar Malami accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind EFCC moves against Willie Obiano. -THE Anambra State Government has accused Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation of being the mastermind behind EFCC’s Obiano watch list.

Anambra State Commissioner, Don Adinuba—said that the EFCC is supervised by the Office of the AGF, while Malami had made efforts to frustrate the recent governorship election in Anambra.

“Nobody invited the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano to interrogate him or hear his own side of the story.

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EFCC allegedly places Gov Obiano on watchlist

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state on its watchlist. In a letter dated November 15, 2021, and addressed to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, the EFCC requested the service to place the governor on watchlist.
The commission also asked the service to inform it anytime Obiano is travelling out of the country from any of the international airports and other points of entry and exit.
This is coming four months before Obiano is expected to leave office as governor.
The governor is expected to hand over in March 2022.