Jubilation as Ugwuanyi Disburses N2.25b to 450 Autonomous Communities for Development Projects of Choice

There was excitement in Enugu on Wednesday as Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi formally handed over N5 million cheque each to 118 autonomous communities that have so far fulfilled the requirements for the release of the fund, as the first tranche of the N10 million earmarked for every community in the state to execute development projects of their choice. The 118 autonomous communities that received their cheques, according to the Commissioner for Rural Development, Hon. Gab Onuzulike, were among the 450 communities approved by the Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) that have opened accounts…

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Ugwuanyi Restates Goal to Make Enugu Investment Hub, Inaugurates Ease of Doing Business Council

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has reaffirmed his administration’s determination to boost the state’s economic potential and transform it into an investment hub. Governor Ugwuanyi made the declaration during the inauguration of the State Ease of Doing Business Council (SEODBC). The governor who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, said, “At my inaugural speech on May 29, 2015, I promised that I will make government resources and services available to create equal opportunities for every willing citizen to make a living, create wealth, send our children to…

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Ezeagu Council Area Wins Ekweremadu Youth Sports Championship

Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State has been crowned champions of the 2018 Senator Ike Ekweremadu Youths Sports Championship held over the weekend, winning a total of 18 gold medals. At the grand finale of the championship which took place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, Awgu Local Government Area football team won the third place football match, defeating Oji River Local Government football team 4 – 1  in a penalty shootout. The football finals  played between Ezeagu and Aninri saw the Ezeagu team winning by 2-0. Ozo Chukwuebuka…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi signs N103.5b 2018 Budget into Law

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Monday signed the N103.5 billion 2018 budget recently passed by the House of Assembly into law, with a firm promise to fully implement the appropriation law for the benefit of the people and rapid and sustainable development of the state. Signing the budget at the Government House, Enugu, in the presence of his Deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo and other members of the State Executive Council; members of the House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi; State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic…

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EEDC Customer Enumeration a Benchmark for Other DISCOs, Says NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has commended the effort of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in carrying out its asset and customer enumeration exercise, describing it “as a benchmark which other Distribution Companies will be required to emulate”. This commendation was conveyed in a letter signed by the commission’s general manager in charge of consumer affairs, Dr. Anthony Akah, after EEDC’s progress report on its ongoing customer enumeration exercise presented by Mr. Uche Anyalewechi, at the commission’s office in Abuja, recently. In line with the commission’s statutory requirement,…

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Finance Minister Launches VAIDS Campaign in Enugu 

The minister of finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has launched the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) in Enugu with an appeal to tax payers to comply before March 31, this year, warning that there would be a crackdown with possible loss of assets for defaulters. The minister said VAIDS is a time-limited opportunity for tax payers to regularise their status relating to previous tax periods. She explained that tax payers were expected to honestly declare their previously undisclosed assets and income within the period. Members of the public who complied…

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Godfrey Okoye University Holds Convocation, Intellectual Fair

About 50 corporate organizations would be taking part in an intellectual fair organised by the Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. The institution will also hold its convocation ceremony with 324 students graduating. Speaking during a pre-convocation press briefing held recently at the university, the vice chancellor, Prof. Christian Anieke, said that participating companies and service providers would be exhibiting their wares at the fair tagged, “Gown and Town Assembly”. He said that the event which is part of the university’s 2018 convocation activities would enable students and visitors interface with employers…

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Eastern Consultative Forum: Only Restructuring, Fiscal Federalism Can Salvage Nigeria

The Eastern Consultative Forum has has maintained that only a return to fiscal federalism, regional autonomy and resource control, affirmed through a referendum and a new constitution, can return Nigeria to a path of greatness. Speaking at a meeting held by members of the ECA in Enugu at the weekend, the group’s founder, Evangelist Elliot Uko, condemned the APC-led federal government for its recent volte face on restructuring, adding that the apparent embrace of a call its members have been strongly denouncing is a mere subterfuge merely designed for the…

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Enugu Govt. Blocks Access to Unprotected Pedestrian Bridge

Officials of the Enugu State ministry of works have blocked access to a pedestrian bridge at Akwata, Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, for additional safety features to be installed. “On the issue of the pedestrian bridge at Akwata, Ogbete Main Market, Enugu constructed over the years,” read a statement issued Monday evening by the government. “The present administration is already aware of the problem as well as other similar structures identified at Peter Okoye street, Uwani and Lagos street, Asata, Enugu.” The statement noted further that due process to enable the relevant ministry…

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2019: INEC to Deploy User-Friendly Website for Easy Information Access, Says Resident Electoral Commissioner

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is deploying a user-friendly website technology to enhance the public’s access to information, the commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Enugu State, Mr Emeka Ononamadu, has said. Noting that the goal was to make the electoral process less stressful and less cumbersome, Ononamadu said people could get the information they wanted online in an instant. “The new website is interactive and user-friendly while allowing visitors to subscribe to INEC’s newsletters,” he explained, adding that users could access information on electoral officials, aspirants and candidates, registration…

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