Showing posts with label Onitsha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Onitsha. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Four-Storey Church Building Collapses In Onitsha

Contrary to earlier reports, five persons is believed to be trapped in the rubble of an uncompleted four-storey building that collapsed on Monday in Onitsha, Anambra.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the building, which collapsed at about 1:00pm., is part of a structure being erected for a primary school at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, Odo-akpu, Onitsha.

According to an eyewitness, the collapsed building may have trapped at least five workers plastering its interior.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WARNING!! Graphic Image: Man Slits His Brother’s Throat In Onitsha

Sadness is what can fill their mother's heart, when the news headlines would have reached her ears that her son killed her other son while fighting over trivial issue. This incident happened on Monday Sept.16th at Bida road, Onitsha. A fight led to the horrible death and the explanation for the fight is unknown. The brother who did this terrible thing is nowhere to be found.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Jungle Justice : Armed Robber Burnt Alive In Onitsha Anambra State

Close to the location of a baby found dumped in Onitsha on Friday was the badly burnt body of a young man in his late 20s who had boarded a luxury bus going to Lagos with a view to robbing other passengers on the way but luck ran against him as he was searched and a locally made pistol found on him.

The incident according eyewitness accounts occurred at 9pm on Thursday when the suspect dressed in a black suit boarded the luxury bus with other passengers. But when the driver wanted to move, he asked that a search on passengers be conducted and it was during the search that a locally made pistol fell off from the suspect’s pocket. As a result, he was lynched and burnt by irate youths.
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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Two Human heads discovered In Onitsha Hotel ( Photos)

This is the popular hotel in Onitsha that was demolished by the Anambra State government last week after two human skulls were allegedly discovered inside. The hotel, called Upper Class Hotel, is located at 8 Old Market Road, Onitsha and is owned by business man, Mr Bonaventure Mokwe.

The human skulls, a male and a female head, were discovered after the Nigerian police raided the hotel following a tip off. Mr Mokwe has been arrested along with 10 other people

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lagos dumps 70 beggars, others in Onitsha

No fewer than 70 beggars and the homeless were on Wednesday dumped at the Upper Iweka Bridge, Onitsha, Anambra State.  Agents of the Lagos State Government reportedly brought the destitute to Onitsha.
The destitute told journalists that they were dumped about 3am at Upper Iweka after being detained in Ikorodu, Lagos, for over six months for alleged wandering and other minor offences by the Lagos State Kick Against Indiscipline officials.

The destitute said they were brought to Onitsha in four buses, escorted by riot policemen.
 One of them, Mr. Osondu Mbuto, from Ohaozara in Ebonyi State and a petty trader in Lagos, said he was arrested by the Lagos State Government officials while going to his shop on December 18, 2012.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

7 Crushed To Death As Petrol Tanker, Trailers Crash In Onitsha (PHOTO)

Seven persons were crushed to death at the Upper Iweka axis in the commercial city of Onitsha when a petrol tanker, a truck belonging to Dangote Group and another carrying 40 feet container crashed in the city.

Saturday Sun gathered that the first tanker lorry with registration number, XG 613 AKR had failed brake opposite the Toronto hospital along Onitsha-Asaba Expressway, crushing people especially motorists along the ever busy Upper Iweka area.

However as the men of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC were still busy evacuating the bodies, a trailer lorry carrying a 40 feet container with registration number XA353 GGU and another trailer carrying Dangote Cement also had failed brakes and crushed other road users.

The first incident claimed the lives of two men and a woman who were on their way home after the day’s job while the second and third incidents claimed the lives of a commercial motorcyclist and his passengers whose bodies were mauled beyond recognition.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Man Commits Suicide In Onitsha (PHOTO)

It is quite unfortunate how people usually takes their lives due to their conditions or their predicaments in life. Its sad. Early hour of yesterday, a child or would I say guy committed suicide along 33 road Following the 33 mini bridge.  The son brought along with him some pictures of him and that of his family before he committed the unGodly act.
The scene has caused hold up on that road because individuals are gathered around that area to see for themselves the terrible scene…
View picture below…
(You will dsicover the picture you see disturbing).

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Council declares war against vendors in Onitsha

Newspaper distributors and vendors in Onitsha, Anambra State on Friday protested the mass destruction of newspapers by officials of the Onitsha North Local Government. The vendors, who organised themselves under the umbrella of Onitsha Newspapers Directors and Distributors Association, marched through the streets of Onitsha, Nkpor and Obosi, causing traffic jam on the road.

They carried placards with inscriptions like, ‘Anambra State government caution Onitsha North chairman,’ ‘Anambra State government, don’t declare war against vendors,’ ‘Governor Peter Obi caution your task force men,’ ‘Vendors are not part of the people polluting the environment,’ ‘Enough is enough to assault on the vendors, ‘Onitsha North chairman, is it part of your duty to stop the sale of newspapers in Onitsha?’

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Cow Goes Gaga, Injures Man In Onitsha

A middle-aged man trading at the Onitsha main market, Obinna Adimora has been admitted into a private hospital following injuries inflicted on him by a Christmas cow in Awada area of Onitsha yesterday.
Trouble started for Obinna when tenants in a commercial building located in Ben Aghaeze Street contributed money and bought a live cow for Christmas merriment.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Movie marketers wage war against pirates in Onitsha

The Film,Video, Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria(FVPMAN) has declared war against pirates in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The marketers have vowed never to rest until they stamp out the menace of piracy in the commercial city.
Confirming this development when contacted by  HVP, the Chairman of the Onitsha branch of FVPMAN, Mr Godson Nwosu said, following the alarming rate at which its members are being forced out of business, no thanks to the illegal activities of the pirates, they are left with  no choice than to clampdown on the enemies of their businesses.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lagos ripples: Okada Banned in Onitsha Markets too

Even as some stakeholders are planning to flag off a nationwide protest against the ban of commercial motorcycle operators popularly known as “Okada” in some parts of the country, Markets’ leaders in Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of the South-East, have banned commercial motorcyclists from entering their markets during the Christmas season.


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