‘PDP May Sue APC for Slanderous Comments on Enugu LG Polls’

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Igboeze South State Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Elochukwu Ugwueze, has disclosed that PDP would go to court to seek redress if the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues to undermine its reputation in the state.  The APC had claimed that the Enugu State commissioner for transport, Mr. Vitus Okechi, had led some youths who physically assaulted their party’s former gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Okey Ezea, during the November 4, 2017, local council elections in the state.    But…

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Enugu is Polio-free Because of Government’s Sustained Effort – WHO

The country representative of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for nurturing the sustained health programmes that have made Enugu State Polio-free. Alemu made the assertion at the Enugu State zonal immunization campaign tour organized recently by the wife of the governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, in collaboration with the organization in Nsukka, Udi and Nkwo Nike respectively. The country representative who was represented by the state coordinator, Mrs. Angela Izuegbune, said: “WHO has to express its appreciation to the present administration in Enugu State…

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82 Div GOC Seeks Speedy Resolution of Ohaji Egbema Crisis

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Nigerian Army’s 82 Division, Enugu, Major-General Adamu Abubakar, has revealed that the crisis in Ohaji Egbema, Imo State, may escalate if appropriate measures were not taken to nip it in the bud, noting that journalists should carry out thorough investigations about the roots of the crisis and report objectively. Abubakar made the call when he received in audience members of the correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists who paid him a courtesy visit last week.   He commended the chapel for the peaceful…

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Enugu Govt Approves N1.5b for Rehabilitation of 14 Rural and Urban Roads

The Enugu State Executive Council has approved the sum of N1,532,148,154.76 for the construction of 14 critical roads in both the Enugu metropolis and some rural communities. This fresh massive approval came on the heels of the flag off of construction and rehabilitation of four other critical roads at the cost of about N1billion within Enugu metropolis  just on the eve of the last November 4 local council elections in the state. Briefing journalists on the outcome of the Executive Council meeting held at Government House, Enugu, the state’s commissioner…

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International NGO, Others Donate N50m Worth Medical Equipment to Enugu State

The Enugu State government on Wednesday took delivery of various specialized medical equipment worth over N50m donated by Soroptimist International of Enugu Coal City, in collaboration with indigenes of the state in the diaspora and a number of foreign-based humanitarian agencies. While pledging to make the gesture a continuous one, the organization’s president, Mrs. Rose Ezenwa, said they are committed to helping the society’s poor and vulnerable access quality medical care.  She commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s remarkable strides in enthroning an impactful governance, especially in the health sector, and assured him that…

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Man Electrocuted Vandalizing EEDC Installations as Police Arrest 6

A suspected vandal ran out of luck recently as he was electrocuted while attempting to steal an equipment at the Onuseleogu 100KVA Substation owned by the Enugu Electricity Distribution company (EEDC).   It was gathered that the suspect probably arrived at the substation located at Emene Industrial Layout, Enugu, when there was no supply and in the process of loosening the HV fuse, supply was restored and he was electrocuted. Items recovered from the victim were spanner, torchlight and pliers. His remains were evacuated to the University of Nigeria Teaching…

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Enugu’s Information Commissioner Pledges Support for Correspondents Chapel

The Enugu State commissioner for information, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe, has assured the newly elected executive committee members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ Correspondents Chapel, Enugu council, of his ministry’s support.         He gave the assurance recently during a courtesy visit to his office by officials of the chapel. Anikwe said the state government would continue to partner the media to engender even development and good governance in the state, describing the press as “a frontline partner”. He added that the state government appreciates the roles of…

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Ekwueme: A Statesman Has Fallen, Says Gov. Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has said that the death of Dr. Alex Ekwueme “signals yet another depletion in the dwindling ranks of elder statesmen with an abiding love for country and humanity”. Noting that he received the news of the former vice president’s passing on with deep sadness, the Enugu State governor described it as a huge loss that will be felt not only by his family but the entire country.   “We mourn with his family and, on behalf of the government and people of Enugu State, offer them our…

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Enugu Police Command Honours Journalists’ Union

The Enugu State police command has honoured the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in the state with an award of excellence.  Presenting the award midweek when the newly elected executive members of the chapel led by Comrade Emma Nweze paid him a courtesy visit in his office, the commissioner of police, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed, thanked the journalists for being  “worthy partners” to the police in the fight against crime. He described them as a huge part of the successes recorded by the police, noting that “police and journalists…

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Enugu is Polio-free Because of Government’s sustained Effort – WHO

The country representative of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for nurturing the sustained health programmes that have made Enugu State Polio-free.   Alemu made the assertion at the Enugu State zonal immunization campaign tour organized recently by the wife of the governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, in collaboration with the organization in Nsukka, Udi and Nkwo Nike respectively.   The country representative who was represented by the state coordinator, Mrs. Angela Izuegbune, said: “WHO has to express its appreciation to the present administration in…

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