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ANSG Announces Plan to Close Eke Awka Market Following Covid-19 Violations

… Anambra State government plans to close Eke Awka market for a period of two weeks  … Proposed market closure allegedly due to egregious violation of Covid-19 regulations  … Government also claims Awka South LGA has the highest number of...

Awka Cultural Festival Successfully Concluded, Despite Coronavirus Concerns

The grand finale of the Awka cultural festival, Egwu Imoka, took place amid an unfolding coronavirus surge in Nigeria. The finale closed out a three-day cultural splurge that kindled a month of fitful festivities enacted as Awka community mulled...

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...

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...

Awka Town Union Turmoil Continues as Factional Exco Hands Over to Caretaker Committee

... Caretaker Committee takes over from a factional Exco but opposing camp dismisses the initiative, saying that it is unconstitutionalBy Ndu Chris Nwannah, Awka Times Guest Writer, with additional reporting by Emeka Ral, Awka Times Editor A faction of...

Awka Appeal Court Commences Sitting in Feb ‘20

.... Governor Obiano says it will create jobs, quicken justice deliveryBy Ndu Chris Nwannah, Guest Writer, Awka TimesArrangements are in top gear for the take-off of the Awka Judicial Division of the Court of Appeal.Already, finishing touches are being...

Awka Town Union Crisis Deepens With Dramatic Factional Move Amid Legal Uncertainties

On January 12, 2020, a faction in the lingering leadership contest in Awka Development Union Nigeria (ADUN) made a dramatic move by appointing a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the Union and also conduct fresh elections. There...

Electricity Consumers in Awka Protest Against Phase-Out of EEDC Unistar Meters

.... Demand replacement of meters without new payment.... Reject estimated  billingBy Ndu Chris Nwannah, Awka Times Guest WriterProtests have continued to trail the decision by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to phase out the Unistar prepaid meters.The EEDC...

Awka General Assembly Appoints 14-Member Caretaker Committee To Run ADUN Affairs, As Traditional Ruler Holds Thanksgiving Service

... Caretaker Committee to work towards new ADUN election… Not clear if this will conduce to the conduct of a unified ADUN election… Government-certified traditional ruler holds thanksgiving serviceBy Ndu Chris Nwannah, Guest Writer, Awka Times, with additional reportingThe...
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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...