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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...

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...

Hurray to Humans!

By Chudi Okoye I wonder what they see! I wonder if there are Cosmic Beings with Elysian seeing peering at the batch on this lonely patch called Earth, who watch as we hatch a response to match a microscopic assailant trying...

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...

One Week After Lagos Explosion: New Fatalities Reported, Occupancy Rights Distorted, and Community Life Utterly Contorted

… New fatalities reported in past few days, bringing total body count so far to 23 and about 500 displaced … Salvage work and clearance underway, but massive destruction defies easy solution … State government sets up relief fund, but reconstruction...

Nigeria Shuts Out Travellers From 13 Countries As Domestic Coronavirus Cases Increase

… Follows example of other African countries … Schools, public events and gatherings begin to be shuttered … ANSG launches sensitization, bans public assembly from 23rd March … CBN cuts interest rate and will inject ₦1 trillion into economy By Chudi Okoye and...

Foreign Loan for ‘Nigeria’; Sullen Groan in the South East

The federal government of Nigeria under Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a jumbo foreign loan to finance infrastructure development and other projects in the country. The $22.7 billion loan, already approved by the Senate and now awaiting debate in...

Free Digital Flipbook Version of Awka Times – Limited Time Only!

Greetings, dear readers! As previously announced, we have now completed the production of the print edition of Awka Times, and we are shipping bundles into selected markets in Nigeria. Please bear with the slight delay. Whilst regrettable, this is not...
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Dear Readers,Most of us will be concerned and some probably directly impacted by the frequent strikes by university teaching...
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Anambra State Governor Suspends ‘Errant’ Traditional Rulers: Matters Arising

The Anambra State governor appears to possess the powers to punish the ‘miscreant’ monarchs, but he may have neglected to follow due process in...

A Parable of Vultures and Maggots

A flock of vultures in flight is called a “Kettle”; when the vultures touch down to ground or perch upon a tree in descent...

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 of Anambra State are asking...

“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...