Njikoka Local Government

PRINCE OKAFOR-AGILO CALLS FOR EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE ONGOING CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE

01. PRINCE OKAFOR-AGILO CALLS FOR EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE ONGOING CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE

By Michael Ezenwata
As eligible voters persist to get their names registered in the ongoing continuous registration exercise in the state, the crown prince of Nimo prince Chike Okafor-Agilo has described the process as slow.
Prince Okafor-Agilo who spoke to the press after monitoring the ongoing exercise in Abagana headquarters of Njikoka Local Government Area, reported a large turn out of people for the exercise.
He conveyed the ravaging grouse of inadequate data capturing machines for the exercise in some quarters and appealed to INEC to consider moving their machines to the ward level.
Prince Okafor –Agilo appealed to the Nimo inhabitants to go to Abagana to be registered irrespective of the hiccups associated with the exercise.   
WIDOW PRAY GOD TO DEMOLISH ANTI - CULT OFFICE.

02. WIDOW PRAY GOD TO DEMOLISH ANTI – CULT OFFICE. 

By Ukpa Ewa
 A widow identified as Mrs. Comfort Nnaife has prayed God to demolish the Police Special Anti-Cultism Squad office in Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra State.
Narrating her experience to news men at the Anti-Cult headquaters, Mrs. Nnaife stated that two of her sons Emeka Nnaife and Uzochukwu Nnaife who hail from Nkwelle in Oyi Local Government Area were arrested as alleged cultist at their residence on tuesday the 9th of may, 2017 by police men at about 2:30 Am.
According to her, a sum of  one million naira (N1,000,000) was demanded for bail which she could not afford adding that a sum of 5,000 naira was paid daily to see her sons.
In her words, she noted that Mr. Ike Nnalue the President General (PG) of Nkwelle, a close relative had been in dispute with her over their family land thus the arrest of her two sons and however pleaded with CP Sam Okalua the Commissioner of Police,  Anambra State who was on a working visit to the command to come to her rescue.
In an interview with  CSP Christopher Bassey (psc), Commissioner Special Anti Cultism Squad, Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra Command who confirmed the arrest of Emeka and Ugochukwu nnaife noted that they were cultist from interrogations done by him personally.
He noted that the police was doing its best to ensure that cultism was curb in the state. Referring to the alleged suspects, he affirmed that their case was transferred to court as they await judgement.
CSP Bassey however called on members of the public to verify all information gotten before accusing Police Officers wrongly.
 

We will not tolerate political violence - Hon Onwutaka .

03. We will not tolerate  political violence – Hon Onwutaka.

The Special Assistant to Anambra State governor, Hon Sam Onwutaka Junior has expressed dissatisfaction on the slow pace of on going voter registration exercise in the state, calling on Independence National Election Commission (INEC) to speed up action and deploy more workers in different wards.

Hon Onwutaka stated this while monitoring the voter registration exercise at the INEC office Abagana, Njikoka local government area of Anambra State.

Hon Onwutaka regretted that some youths were discouraged and disenfranchised from the exercise due to delay and non-availability of data capturing machines at the centers.

The S.A disclosed that the voters’ card were very essential documents for every citizen of the country, as it would be a cardinal weapon to enthrone or dethrone any government in power.

Hon Onwutaka stressed the importance of the card, especially now Anambra State would decide their political fate come November 18 this year.

He called on Anambra youths to come out enmass to obtain their permanent voters card to ensure continuity in the state.

The Special Adviser commended Governor Willie Obiano for doggedness and quick response to the needs of the people, especially the youth, saying he had reshaped the political thought of every youth by giving them a breath of fresh air in the polity.

He warned all political desperadoes whose stock in trades were to vandalize the enviable peace the state enjoys, saying the youths of Anambra would not tolerate any kind of intrigue to hijack the vote of the masses.

On his part, the Transition Chairman, Njikoka Local government area, Hon Ozor George urged every youth to be calm as his office would ensure justice and equity.

By John Ndu

ENUGWU-UKWU CIVIC CENTRE UNDERGOES REHABILITATION.

04. ENUGWU-UKWU CIVIC CENTRE UNDERGOES REHABILITATION.

BY OKPALA CHISOM VIVIEN

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As one of the community-choose-your-project programme of the Anambra State Government, the defunct House of Assembly now the Enugwu-Ukwu Civic Center is now undergoing renovation.

Inspecting the project, the State Deputy Governor Dr Nkem Okeke said the renovation was to restore the building to its original state and expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done on the building.

Describing the community projects as a worth while venture, Dr Okeke pointed out that communities are quite happy with such initiatives from the state government and therefore called on communities are yet to embark on their projects to do so to attract the next phase of the #20 million project to commence another choice project of such community.

EMMANUEL ANGLICAN CHURCH AT 100: HON NWANKWOREJOICES OVER RELIGIOUS UNITY IN ENUGWU-UKWU.

05.EMMANUEL ANGLICAN CHURCH AT 100: HON NWANKWOREJOICES OVER RELIGIOUS UNITY IN ENUGWU-UKWU

The Anglican community in Enugwu-Ukwu has celebrated 100 years of christian faith and journey in the town.

Speaking during the church service, at Emmanuel Anglican church, Enugwu-Ukwu, the bishop of Anglican diocese of Awka, most rev Alex Ibezim, said that Christian should seek truth and unconditional repentance and follow God in sincerity.

He admonished the congregation to be steadfast in their service to God as those that would finish the race, and crowns awaiting them.

In his words, during an interview, the member representing Njikoka, Anocha and Dunukofia federal constituency, Hon. chief Ferdinand Dozie Nwankwo, said the religious tolerance and unity in enugwu-ukwu worth celebrating. He added that the journey of Christianity in Enugwu-Ukwu calls for celebration as it was a journey that stopped slave trade, killing of twins and rituals that take human lives as sacrifice among others.

Hon Nwankwo congratulated Anglican community in Enugwu-Ukwu for the centenary celebration.

The anniversary featured appreciation of those who contributed immensely to the growth of Anglican faith in Enugwu-Ukwu.

Nwosu Obianuju.