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Ijaw women protest neglect of oil-producing communities by NDDC in Bayelsa

The protesting women By Emem Idio – Yenagoa Hundreds of Ijaw women from oil-producing communities in Bayelsa State on Friday staged a peaceful protest against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the neglect of their oil impacted communities by the Commission. The protesting women who came mainly from the hinterland communities stormed the state…

Lamentations in Anambra, as herdsmen take over farmlands

File photo of cattle. By Anayo Okoli, Vincent Ujumadu, Peter Okutu, Chimaobi Nwaiwu, Ikechukwu Odu & Chinonso Alozie There is hardly any community in Anambra that is not complaining about the negative activities of herdsmen. Although most Anambra communities were used to herdsmen who graze their cows essentially in places that were not cultivated, the…

Gully Erosion Menace in South East: Senate committee to the rescue?

…As Ndigbo speak on bill, call for public hearing, want details of bill’s content.…‘Zik’s wife laments erosion menace in her Onuiyi Nsukka residence Erosion threat of Obekeagu/Aroli streets in Onitsha. By Anayo Okoli, Chinenye Ozor & Chinonso Alozie – Enugu It is not in any contention that many communities in the South East region is…

How truck caught fire on Onitsha Niger Bridge

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu – Nnewi An articulated vehicle had caught fire on the River Niger Bridge in Onitsha, Anambra State, causing a heavy traffic jam for over five hours. Vehicular movement into and exit of Anambra State was disrupted as commuters were held for hours as vehicles from the entry and exit points of the…

Double Blessing: Mother of triplets rejoices as hospital offsets bills

•Mother of the triplets, Mrs Uguru Glory and her mother carrying the babies By Peter Okutu – Abakaliki A mother of triplets, Mrs. Uguru Glory, was weekend overjoyed not only because of the safe delivery she had but also because of how the management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, took care of…

How Bianca fulfilled Ikemba’s dream to immortalise white man who laid...

Bianca Ojukwu By Anayo Okoli – Enugu Widow of late Biafra Leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu has embarked on a project to immortalize Bruce Mayrock, the 20-year-old man who set himself ablaze on May, 29th, 1969 in front of the United Nation Building in New York in order to draw the attention…

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