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Governor Obiano Reiterates Commitment To Secure Anambra



Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has raised an alarm over the growing level of insecurity in the state.

The governor in a broadcast on Sunday, March 21, 2021, vowed to deal ruthlessly with criminal elements currently ravaging the state, also reiterated his administration’s commitment towards the security of lives and property of the state.

Cultism And Touting

Obiano said; “Ndi Anambra, also saturating the media waves is a horrifying video of the killing and beheading of an alleged cultist by members of a viral cult group. This is the most despicable and terrible act.

“I wish to inform Anambra citizens and residents in the state that the police have arrested three principal suspects and on the heels of their accomplices. They shall all face the full wrath of the law.

“I have ordered a clampdown on all cultists and their activities. This state shall no longer tolerate the violence that erupts now and then in the name of cultism.

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“Those who try our will in this regard will have themselves to blame! I urge all youths in the state to shun cultism and embrace meaningful lifestyles.

“In the same vein, all kinds of touting in the state in whatever guise, especially in Onitsha will no longer be tolerated.

He, therefore, directed security agencies to arrest anybody hanging on the road with sticks and molesting innocent citizens, drivers, etc.

Kidnap and Murder of PG Omor

Following the recent kidnap and murder of the President General of Omor Community in Ayamelum local govt area of the state, Obiano sympathized with the family of the deceased.

“My heart goes out to the family of the late PG and the Omor community in general.

“When the incident occurred, Government in collaboration with the police and the community youths made sustained efforts to rescue him. Unfortunately, his abductors killed him in the forest and fled.

“It took efforts by the police to recover his body after an extensive search exercise.

“Let me assure all Omor people that the government and security agencies are doing everything to apprehend the kidnappers with a few arrests made already”.

Governor Obiano further tasked all youths and market task forces to rise to the challenges. According to him, “All traditional rulers, PGs, community leaders as well as every stakeholder in Anambra should rise to protect our state. I hereby raise the security alert in the state, and I commit to restoring order and security immediately.

“I call on everybody, irrespective of affiliations, to come together and support government and security agencies to fight our common enemy. Those who seek to destroy what we have laboured to build must not be tolerated in any manner. I ask the public to help with information and intelligence to the state to nip this situation in the bud.

“Extensive security activities will be obvious and by God’s grace, we shall overcome”, he said.


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Tinubu’s Pride, Lagos Ranked World’s 2nd Worst Livable City



Tinubu's Pride, Lagos Ranked World's 2nd Worst Livable City

Presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu‘s pride, Lagos State, has been ranked the second-worst city to city to live in the world.

A global business intelligence, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Lagos 171 out of 172 countries in the list of worst liveable cities in the world for the first quarter of 2022.

Going by the latest 2022 Global Liveability Index, the Nigerian commercial hub is the worst in Africa as Damascus (Syria) and Tripoli (Libya) continue to languish at the bottom of the list along with Lagos (Nigeria) as they face social unrest, terrorism, and conflict.

The least liveable cities were Damascus in Syria, Lagos in Nigeria, Tripoli in Libya, Algiers in Algeria, and Karachi in Pakistan, which scored 30.7, 32.2, 34.2, 37.0, and 37.5 respectively.

The EIU further highlighted the top five most liveable cities in the world which are Vienna, Austria scoring 99. 1; Copenhagen, Denmark with 98.0; Zurich, Switzerland with 96.3; Calgary, Canada had 96.3 and Vancouver, Canada with 96.1.

“However, most of the cities in the bottom ten have improved their scores compared with last year, as COVID-19 pandemic induced pressures,” EIU stated.

Newsrand understands that Tinubu, who’s seeking to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, has been using Lagos as a reference point to what he’s capable of doing in governance considering the fact that he was the former governor of the state.

Amongst other things, Tinubu bragged about increasing the state’s revenue from N600 million monthly to billions of naira before he left the office.

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El-Rufai Sacks Over 2,000 Teachers In Kaduna After Failing Tests



El-Rufai Sacks Over 2,000 Teachers In Kaduna After Failing Tests

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has sacked no less than 2,357 teachers in the state after they failed the recently-conducted competency tests.

The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) confirmed the mass sacking.

Its spokesperson, Hauwa Mohammed, in a statement on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in Kaduna, said the Board conducted a competency test for over 30,000 teachers in Dec. 2021.

She said that 2,192 primary school teachers including the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Audu Amba, had been dismissed for refusing to sit for the competency test.

She said that some 165 of the 27,662 teachers that sat for the competency test were also sacked for poor performances.

Recall that the Kaduna government in 2018 sacked 21,780 teachers who failed a competency test, and replaced them with 25,000 others recruited through vigorous processes.

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Soludo Flags Off Construction Of Pharmaceutical Center



Soludo Flags Off Construction Of Pharmaceutical Center

The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo has flagged off the building of the Coordinated Wholesale Centre for Pharmaceutical and Allied Products in Oba.

During the inauguration, the Governor addressed members present that the project is aimed to comply with the National Drug Distribution Guidelines.

He added that Oba will be the center of all drugs market in the state.

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“This project is in line with the plan to build a livable and prosperous homeland in Anambra state. He said.

“The Oba International drug market will be revived to help form the ecosystem for a new technology-driven smart city in Oba.

“At completion, the center will have a perimeter fence, three entrance gates, 2,516 standard shops, and 888 offices.

“It will also provide offices for the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, and other regulatory bodies.

“Other components of the center include, administrative building, Police post as well as a fire station.”

Soludo said that security of lives and property was top on the agenda of his administration, and urged residents of Oba to cooperate with the government.

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