Nsukka residents seek exploration of gas, crude deposits

A natural gas and oil well discovered about 50 years ago at Ehalumona in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State has remained untapped since its discovery. The residents have expressed the desire to see exploration activities at the site. The natural gas and oil deposit in the area is said to be in large commercial quantity and estimated to last for over 50 years. An indigenous oil and gas company, Seveen Energy was said to have acquired the site for exploration but abandoned it for what insiders called political…

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Paris Club Refund and Ugwuanyi as Shining Exemplar

Few weeks ago, there was a groundswell of indignation over a press statement issued by the Governors’ Forum indicating that its members intend to use the second tranche of the Paris Club debt refund to states to pay outstanding arrears of salaries and pensions. The gripe was that the performance of a statutory obligation has seemingly been made contingent on the release of the refund. Even if unstated, you could imagine many asking, “what have they done with the initial installment?” – a question reinforced by the erroneous impression the…

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Enugu Government Moves to Revive Hotel Presidential 

The Enugu State government has announced some concrete steps towards restoring Hotel Presidential Enugu to its former glory. Briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting held at the Government House, Enugu, the commissioner for information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, said that clearing works at the hotel had already commenced. “This directive was sequel to an exhaustive discussions on a memo presented by the commissioner for culture and tourism who brought a memo on the status of the Presidential Hotel”, the commissioner said, adding that the council also…

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Our Traders Raffle Scheme Designed to Create Wealth, Says Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that the Traders Empowerment Raffle Draw was conceived to boost traders’ income and further deepen commercial activities in the state. The governor made the remark at the Orie Awgu Market, in Awgu Local Government Area, where the raffle draw produced more winners of N50,000 as the programme moved to Enugu West Senatorial Zone, having held earlier in the state’s other two senatorial zones. “We embarked on this scheme in fulfillment of our promises to boost economic activities in the state and improve…

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Ugwuanyi empowers more traders through Raffle Scheme

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday presented cheques of N50,000 each to some lucky winners of the state’s empowerment scheme, charging them to reinvest the money into their various businesses to help promote all round economic growth in the State. Gov. Ugwuanyi made the presentation at the 5th monthly raffle draw of the Enugu State Traders Empowerment Scheme held at Orie Orba International Market in Udenu Local Government Area, where 100 genuine traders in the state emerged winners through a transparent exercise. The governor noted that his administration embarked…

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ENUGU GOVERNMENT AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO 300 PHYSICALLY-CHALLENGED UNDERGRADUATES

Driven by its commitment to the people’s welfare and vision to help parents augment the cost of educating their children, the Enugu State government has awarded scholarship to 300 undergraduates of the state for the 2017/2018 academic session at a total sum of N30,000,000. Briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting held at the Government House, Enugu, the commissioner for information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, said beneficiaries of the scholarship which commences this September were drawn from the state’s three senatorial zones. “The cut-off marks for this…

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DRUG WAR: UGWUANYI IS A PILLAR OF SUPPORT, SAYS NDLEA

The Enugu State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as a pillar of support in its fight against illicit drug use and trafficking in the state. The chairman and chief executive of the agency in the state, Barrister Anthony Ohanyere, gave the commendation in Enugu at the commemoration of this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Ohanyere, who represented the national chairman and chief executive of the agency, Colonel Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd), said: “Since Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi assumed…

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