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Undergraduate, who died at school's facility, buried amid controversy

Undergraduate, who died at school’s facility, buried amid controversy

Students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, on Tuesday came out in their numbers to pay their last respect to late Francis Mmadubuobi who until his death was a 400-level student of microbiology at the university. The funeral took place at the residence of the father of the deceased at Abacha…

Man defecating in an open drainage

SPECIAL REPORT: Why open defecation is prevalent across Nigeria

“Driver, abeg park, somebody want to poopoo,” a passenger yelled above the music blaring from the bus radio. “Oh, why naah," the bus driver responded indignantly. "Why the person no do am for Lokoja when we stop. I don’t like this ooo. I have been stopping too much sef,” the…

Anambra demolishes illegal structures, relocates transporters

Agents of Anambra State Government, in the early hours of Thursday, demolished kiosks and stalls on the popular Oby Okoli Street, otherwise known as Unizik Tempsite, in Awka. The exercise was carried out by security officials and a task force led by the commissioner for transport, Uchenna Wiper. Following the…

Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (2/1/18)

Igbo should play national politics, work with other groups – Amaechi

The Minister for Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday advised the Igbo to adjust to the "political reality" of Nigeria and strategise accordingly. Mr. Amechi said this while delivering the 12th convocation lecture of Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka on yesterday. Speaking on the topic: "The Igbo in the Politics of…

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UNIZIK holds convocation, offers best students teaching jobs

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, on Tuesday, held its award and prize-giving day with 227 doctoral degrees and 667 master's degrees awarded for the 2016/2017 session. According to the Vice Chancellor, Joseph Ahaneku, apart from the postgraduate awards, 7,600 persons graduated with bachelor's degrees in 2017. Out of the 7,600…

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

UNIZIK welcomes new students

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has concluded the orientation ceremony for first-year students newly admitted for the 2017/2018 academic session. The three-day programme, tagged "Leadership and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Education," held between Monday and Wednesday at the Basil Oli Male Hostel block D. Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor…

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Nnamdi Azikiwe University elects new Students Union leader

Igwebuike Ikenna, a 300-level student of Microbiology, has been elected president of the Students' Union of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Mr. Ikenna clinched the top position with 666 votes to beat five other contestants in the election that held on Tuesday. Queen Chikwendu from the department of English Language and…

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Nigerian university honours professor after 37 years service

The Faculty of Physical Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, on Thursday, held a valedictory ceremony in honour of retiring professor of Chemistry and former Deputy vice-chancellor of the school, Austine Eboatu. The ceremony held at the school's main auditorium, and was preceded by a fair service organised by Mr. Eboatu's…

Anambra Governorship: Why I am contesting against my friend — PDP candidate Obaze

Oseloka Obaze, gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in the upcoming elections in Anambra State, has explained why he decided to run against incumbent Governor Willie Obiano. Mr. Obaze said although they are longtime friends, Anambra under Mr. Obiano had spent N455 billion in three years, without corresponding development to show that…