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NDLEA in Anambra State Arrested 249 Suspected Drug Peddlers in 2019

.... Convicted 37 personsBy Pamela Henry- Igwe, Guest Writer Awka Times MagazineThe Anambra state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested two hundred and forty nine suspect drug peddlers in 2019.The state Commander of...

Dissecting Ezeoke’s Death and the Crisis of Cultism In Awka

... Ezeoke’s gruesome death, by means of alleged ‘cult killing’, marks the harvest of deaths in Awka and highlights an urgent need to arresting the trendBy Stella Nzekwe, ATM reporter with Chudi Okoye and Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest...

Awka Stands Still as Slain Vigilante Commander, Ezeoke, Is Buried, Amid Growing Concerns Over Cultism

... Archbishop Ibezim and other mourners praise Ezeoke’s gallantry... ADUN ‘Committee of Friends’ mourns his demise, as Amobi Nwokafor plans to immortalize his name... His death heightens concerns over cultism and gang-related crime in AwkaBy Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM...

Anambra Marks Armed Forces Day Amid Remembrance of Biafran Revolution

… Event severely delayed due to late arrival of Anambra State governor, with the state governor away on vacation in the United StatesBy Kenechukwu Chukwudi, Awka Times Guest Reporter, with additional desk research  This year marks the 50th anniversary...

Tanker Explodes, Killing One at Amawbia Junction

By Kenechukwu Chukwudi, Awka Times Guest Reporter, at the scene of the incident  An oil tanker exploded today, January 14, 2020, around the Amawbia Awka bypass on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway in Anambra State, Nigeria, leaving one person dead.It was...

Awka Town Celebrates 10th Egwu Uzu Festival

..Event joyfully and successfully conducted in spite of initial security warning by government...Monarch announces efforts to introduce study of Awka blacksmithing in tertiary institutions...Speakers warn “mischief makers” attempting to usurp the authority of the recognized traditional rulersBy Kenechukwu Chukwudi,...

Awka Town Celebrates 3rd Annual Otochal Awka Day

...Event peacefully and successfully conducted despite initial security warning...Men, women, masquerades from all 33 villages of Awka pay homage...Several traditional rulers grace event…Prince Arthur Eze donates ₦20 million to AwkaBy Ndu Chris Nwannah, Awka Times guest writer with Ian...

Otochal Awka Day Celebration, December 28, 2019

On December 28, 2019 Awka town, capital of Anambra State, Nigeria, witnessed the second edition of a new event in its cultural calendar, the Otochal Awka Day celebration. It was a momentous event meant to honor the oldest man in Awka...

Egwu Uzu Festival in Awka Town, December 28, 2019

Awka, the capital of Anambra State, Nigeria, was ablaze with festivities on December 28, 2019, as it celebrated the biennial Egwu Uzu festival at the Awka Civic Centre. The event was hosted by the incumbent traditional ruler of Awka town, HM...

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