The Insensitivity of Enugu Resident Doctors – Ede Nwuzo

By virtue of their training and vocation, doctors ought always to be circumspect, demonstrate self-restraint and shun motives that are self-serving. But over the years, resident doctors have increasingly acted in ways that desecrate their Hippocratic Oath and clearly expose them for what they are – a band of unscrupulous professionals with an insatiable sense of entitlement. No recent action by doctors best typify this insufferable self-indulgence like the current strike embarked on by the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital’s Association of Resident Doctors. The decision to call a strike…

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Enugu Residents Hail Ugwuanyi on Suspension of Religious Service

Residents of Enugu State have hailed the decision of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to uphold the directive suspending religious gatherings in the state. The encomiums are coming just as it emerged the Katsina State governor, Alhaji Bello Masari, had announced a partial lockdown after the NCDC announced the presence of three COVID-19 cases in the state. Governor Masari had earlier lifted the suspension on religious services across the state, prompting the conclusion that the relaxation was responsible for the outbreak. Some governors – including those of Rivers, Ebonyi, Imo, Kogi –…

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Covid-19: I’m Bound by the Directive on Closure of Churches, Says Bishop Chukwuma

Bishop of the Enugu Anglican Diocese and Archbishop of the Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, yesterday refuted reports in the media alleging that he intends to hold a regular church service in defiance of the NCDC’s protocol on Covid-19 social distancing. Speaking with journalists, Bishop Chukwuma said he was misquoted in an interview published in Daily Sun. “I want to state categorically that it is not true. I never said that I dare the police to shut down my church,” he said, at the press briefing held jointly with…

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Olympic Layout Residents: Collapsed Building a Validation of ECTDA’s Demolitions

Residents of Olympic Layout have said that yesterday’s (Sunday, April 5) collapse of a three-storey building on Ezeluike Street, Agbani Road, Awkunanaw, Enugu South LGA, is proof that Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) was right in its decision to stop further construction at the site. The structure under construction had been marked for demolition last November, and would have been pulled down the previous week barring the movement restrictions ordered by the state government to curb spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. Although there were no casualties, the residents say…

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Reclaiming Enugu’s Lost Masterplan: Between Political Correctness and Municipal Expediency

Demolition of structures – including undoubtedly illegal ones – is often a highly emotive subject. So the intense debate arising from the ongoing urban renewal drive of the Enugu State government aimed at reclaiming the capital city’s masterplan is clearly understandable. The beauty of cities is in their livability. A city loses its soul when its original masterplan is desecrated to such extent as has been witnessed in Enugu. What sort of rationalization can be made for the indiscriminate conversion of streets and buildings assigned as residential areas to commercial…

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The Cynical Indulgence of Our Doctors

By virtue of their training and vocation, doctors ought always to be circumspect, demonstrate self-restraint and shun motives that are self-serving. But over the years, resident doctors have increasingly acted in ways that desecrate their Hippocratic Oath and clearly expose them for what they are – a band of unscrupulous professionals with an insatiable sense of entitlement. No recent action by doctors best typify this insufferable self-indulgence like the “five-day warning strike” called by the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital’s Association of Resident. The decision to embark on a strike…

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Enugu Govt Boosts Fight Against Covid-19 with Two Additional Isolation Centres

The Enugu State government on Wednesday, April 1, approved the ultra-modern Enugu State Medical Diagnostic Centre for use as additional COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Centre. The state government equally activated a newly-built hospital in Nsukka conceived to serve as COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Centre for Enugu North Senatorial Zone. These additional facilities are consistent with its determination to strengthen all the proactive safety measures earlier instituted as well as the capacity of the State Health Care System to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, among other milestone achievements. The state government also…

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