Soludo, Varsity Chancellor Seek Improvement in Nigeria’s Education

The Big Ideas Podium (BIP), an African Heritage Institute’s public platform for policy debates was held last week, in Enugu, with a call on the government to adequately fund the educational sector and make the recruitment of teachers and appointment of vice-chancellors a merit-based exercise.Guest speaker at the event and chancellor of Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Professor Gregory Ikechukwu Ibe, in a Keynote address titled “Higher Education in Nigeria: Developing Human Capital for Global Competitiveness,” noted that education is an essential prerequisite for the transformation of communities. Ibe who…

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NNPC Boss Frowns at Sale of Petrol Above Approved Price

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has denounced marketers who sell petrol (Premium Motor Spirit) above the approved price of N145 per liter. Speaking during “NNPC Day” at the 29th Enugu International Trade Fair, the corporation’s boss said there was no reason for anyone to sell above the approved price, as President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that the product be sold to marketers at N133.38k had been complied with. Dr. Baru noted that the scarcity experienced recently across the country was an artificial…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi a trusted Leader, Says Bishop Onaga

  The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. (Dr.) Calistus Onaga, has commended the developmental projects launched across Enugu State by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi since his inauguration, describing him as “a good man and a man to be reckoned with”.   Bishop Onaga, who made the remark during the inauguration of the main entrance dual carriageway to St. Patrick’s College, Emene, Enugu, rehabilitated by the school authorities, said that the college has benefited immensely from the governor’s “kind gesture”.   The cleric noted that prior to the intervention, the…

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Correspondents Chapel Marks Ugwuanyi’s Birthday with Visit to Orphanage

The Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Enugu State Council, on Monday commemorated Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 54th birthday with children at the Guardian Angel Motherless Babies Home, Enugu. Speaking at the event where items such as toiletries, Pampers, noodles, confectioneries and fruit drinks were donated, the national vice-president of NUJ, Zone C (South-East), Comrade Chris Isiguzo, said that celebrating the governor’s birthday with the less-privileged was a mark of honour given the governor’s well known disposition as a friend of the poor.   He explained that Governor Ugwuanyi has done…

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Enugu Up to Date in Payment of Immunization Counterpart Funds – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed Enugu State among states in the country that are up to date in their payment of counterpart funds for the immunization of children against childhood killer diseases. Speaking during the flag-off ceremony of measles immunization campaign at Uwani Cottage Hospital, Enugu, which was performed by the Enugu State deputy governor, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the zonal representative of WHO, Dr. Onyinye Emefiena, applauded the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration for its commitment to the programme.  She added that the state paid its counterpart fund since…

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Routine Measles Vaccination Kicks Off March 13 in Enugu

The routine measles vaccination administered to children from ages nine months to five years organized by the federal government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and partners will be held in Enugu State from March 13 until March 25. Briefing journalists in Enugu on the measles vaccination campaign, the Enugu State commissioner for health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin, said: “Measles is an infectious disease caused by measles virus.” He noted that measles has been eradicated in most parts of the world whereas the reverse is the case in…

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29th Enugu International Trade Fair Opens on March 16

The Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) will on March 16 hold the 29th Enugu International Trade Fair with the theme, “Engendering the Competitiveness of Nigerian Products in the Global Market”. The fair will end on March 26. This was made known by the ECCIMA president, Sir Emeka Udeze, at a pre-event briefing held recently at the ECCIMA secretariat complex, Enugu. He said a number of business organizations as well as government agencies have indicated interest to participate in the fair. According to him, “the fair is…

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