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FOSAD commends Supreme Court judgment on financial autonomy for Local Government Areas

...Says ruling will stimulate grassroots development The Forum of South-East Academic Doctors (FOSAD) enthusiastically commends the recent Supreme Court judgment granting financial autonomy to Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Nigeria. This landmark decision is a pivotal step toward stimulating grassroots...

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 authorities in the state to look into the activities of some individuals, passing themselves off...

“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 executive of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading plc (NBET), an Anambra native popularly known as...

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 Awka market, the main trading centre in the Anambra State capital, reopened today, 29th June...

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...

Nigeria Records a Sharp New Increase in Covid-19 Cases

By Chudi Okoye As the global spate of coronavirus cases begins to show a slight decline (for now), Africa is seeing something of a reverse trend with considerable - though still globally insignificant - increases in the number of cases....

US Presidential Aspirant, Joe Biden, Speaks On Police Murder of Black Man, George Floyd

By Chudi Okoye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6FFyauVqK8&t=1s Presumptive Democratic Party nominee for the 2020 US presidential election, Joe Biden, delivered a speech on June 2, 2020, addressing the brutal murder of an African-American man, Mr George Floyd, by the police in the Powderhorn community...

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...

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...

Nigeria and US at Loggerheads Over Fate of AfDB President

The United States government demands an independent investigation of the president of the African Development Bank – a former Nigerian minister – who was charged with gross misconduct but was cleared in an internal investigation of the bank. Nigeria...
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The blight of political violence, seen again in the alleged attempt on former president Donald Trump’s life, is a peculiar stain on America, which...

FOSAD commends Supreme Court judgment on financial autonomy for Local Government Areas

...Says ruling will stimulate grassroots development The Forum of South-East Academic Doctors (FOSAD) enthusiastically commends the recent Supreme Court judgment granting financial autonomy to Local...

French Election, Age Anxiety in the US, and Lessons for Nigeria

Mainstream partisan maneuvers that saved France from far-right insurgence, and persistent interrogation of President Joe Biden’s age in America, offer plenty of lessons for...

With Elections, Few Countries Bring It Like Britain!

Britain does it again, delivering a fast, efficient and consequential election, without any controversy. By Chudi Okoye Surprising most everyone including vast members of his own...