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Dr. Aneze Chinwuba (1944-2020): An Obituary

Awka town loses a natal intellectual and controversial septuagenarian considered patriotic by those who favored his politics and opportunistic by those who disapproved of him. By Chudi Okoye with Stella Nzekwe He was steeped in the esoterica of Awka...

Awka Town Celebrates Day 2 of the 2020 Egwu Imoka Festival in Grand Style But Measured Tone

The second-day event of the grand Awka cultural festival, Egwu Imoka, commenced amid ambient uncertainties but it passed off without incident and even ended up, by the accounting of its adherents, an undiluted success. This, despite the prohibitive stance...

Egwu Imoka 2020: Day 1 of Festival Marked Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

By Chudi Okoye The 2020 edition of the traditional Awka festival, Egwu Imoka, has commenced. Day 1 of the three-day carnival, a cardinal event in Awka cultural calendar, took place as planned on May 25, 2020. There had been some uncertainty...

ANSG Imposes Fresh Two-Week Restrictions As Coronavirus Makes Landfall in Anambra

.... First positive Covid-19 case confirmed in Anambra State   .... ANSG imposes more stringent lockdown to combat the crisis .... More private individuals and entities donate relief packages   By Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest Writer, and Chudi Okoye The Anambra State...

Prof. Soludo, Likely Gubernatorial Aspirant in Anambra State, in Political Storm After Covid-19 Donation

Following a reported ₦10m charitable donation to support ANSG coronavirus containment effort, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo faces a storm of innuendo about his finances and handling of a personal project to honor his late mother. His defenders claim the clamor...

Governor Obiano Gives Update On Fight Against Coronavirus

... Test results for samples from Anambra State were negative; awaiting other results  ... State completed two isolation centres and work progressing at a third centre ... Sharing of 200 bags of rice to elders in the state’s 181 communities...

Awka Times Tracking: Number of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria and Africa

As the incidence of coronavirus infection in Nigeria and Africa builds up, Awka Times has launched a reporting initiative to track the development. We have built mapping and charting constructs to report the cases. Hopefully this will help to...

COVID-19 Forces a Fervid 14-Day Market Closure in Anambra State

By Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest Writer As part of measures taken to stop the spread of coronavirus, the Anambra State government has directed that all markets in the area should be closed for business ‪from Monday, 30th March, 2020...

Rivers Raises the Bar: Closes All State Borders to Combat COVID-19

• Raises constitutional issues relating to inter-state freedom of movement By Chudi Okoye In a dramatic new measure to check the spread of coronavirus within its administrative territory, the government of Rivers State in Nigeria has announced that air, sea and...

Anambra State Government Takes Critical Steps To Contain COVID-19

... Inaugurates Ad-hoc Committee with Professor Iwu as member ... Directs civil servants to proceed on 14 day leave ... Suspends all public gatherings By Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest Writer Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has announced new measures aimed at...
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Rogue ‘Enforcers’ Exploit ANSG Covid-19 Regulations

Anambra Police Command says it is clamping down on the illegal activity  By Pamela Henry-Igwe, Awka Times guest reporter Concerned residents...
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“You Appointed the Best Man to Head NBET”, Obiano Tells Buhari

By C. Don Adinuba The governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has commended Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Dr. Nnaemeka Ewelukwa as the chief...

Awka Main Market Reopens After Two-Week Covid-19 Closure by ANSG

Market reopened at the culmination of the initial closure period, following observable efforts by market stakeholders to comply with official Covid-19 protocols. By Chudi Okoye Eke...

Dr. Aneze Chinwuba (1944-2020): An Obituary

Awka town loses a natal intellectual and controversial septuagenarian considered patriotic by those who favored his politics and opportunistic by those who disapproved of...

Igbo Followership is the Problem!

Ineffective political leadership in Igboland is a concomitant of the weakness and inefficacy of Igbo political society. By Anonymous THE TIME IS NOW! The fight is...