Pioneer Heart Surgeon Gets Rare Honour in Enugu

The Enugu State government has renamed a street in honour of Professor Christiaan Barnard, the late South African cardiac surgeon who on December 3, 1967, performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi announced the decision when a delegation of the African Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Enugu.  The honour was a fitting prelude to the association’s meeting holding in Enugu and the choice of the city as venue, according to the minister of state for health, Dr.…

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Enugu State: When Change Is Anathema

In a few months the political landscape of Nigeria shall once again become charged as the political gladiators get down to doing what they do best – the canvassing of votes from the electorate with mouthwatering promises of utopia. Lessons from the past and present have shown that the many promises are never fulfilled by the victors who are more interested in sharing the spoils of office. While some of the politicians shall be jostling to unseat an incumbent, the incumbents on their part will assiduously strive to hold onto…

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Searching for the Perfect Dining Experience in Enugu?

Uchenna Nwuzo lists five spots catering to diverse palates worth exploring African Bush Arena For diners who cherish a dining space with ample sky view while having their meals or drinks, the African Bush Arena (or Bush Bar as commonly known) offers a splendid experience. Although there are indoor options for diners who don’t mind the claustrophobic feel of the facility’s many raffia-roofed pagodas, the open sky seats remain a huge hit among guests – except that it’s not a spot you’d love to be seated when it rains. The meals…

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Enugu Speaker Pledges to Work Towards Council Autonomy

The speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Edward Ubosi, has assured local government workers in the state and the Nigeria Labour Congress that he will ensure the passage of the Local Government Autonomy Bill in the State House of Assembly.  He gave the assurance recently while addressing local government workers and NLC members in the state who came to the House of Assembly complex on a peaceful demonstration to agitate for local government autonomy.  “Anything about the local government system; many of you would know that I…

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ENUGU GOVT RECOVERS N21 MILLION FROM GHOST TEACHERS IN 3 MONTHS

…Offers Employment To 50 Physically-Challenged Persons Enugu state government has made another breakthrough in its on-going efforts to rid the state public service of ghost workers, recovering in the latest exercise, N21m from ghost teachers in its Post-Primary School Board(PPSMB) within three months. However, on a positive note, the state government has decided to offer automatic employment to 50 physically-challenged indigenes of the state in order to give them a new lease of life. The government, during the state executive council meeting held last weekend and presided over by Governor Ifeanyi…

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Enugu Govt. Declares war on Refuse Heaps 

Enugu State Government is to set up a task force to assist the Enugu State Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA) get rid of refuse heaps that are beginning to emerge at dump locations in Enugu metropolis.  The situation has become a siurce of worry to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi  who expressed disappointment with the management of the agency during the Srate Executive Council and promised to effect radical changes should the agency continue to fail in its  duties to keep the city clean as it should be.  Addressing newsmen on the fallout of the  Executive…

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ENUGU ELECTORAL COMMISSION GETS N310M FOR LG POLLS

The Enugu State government has approved N310m to enable the state Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) to conduct the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to take place on November 4 in the state, urging the electoral body to ensure free, fair and smooth polls. Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state executive council meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe, stated that the fund was an addition to the N25 million earlier released to the Commission on July 19 as a take-off fund for the election. Mr.…

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