Enugu trains extension workers on improved agronomic practices, weed control

The Enugu State Government has trained extension workers on weed management in cassava and maize farming systems in the state. The training conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) through the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI), was the fallout of the meeting held with commissioners of agriculture in 2019.   At least 40 extension workers drawn from different Local Governments in the state took part in the two-day theory and practical training sessions held at the Enugu State Cooperative College, Enugu.   The aim of the training was…

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Enugu CP closes Motor park Abetting Illegal Boundary Crossing

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu state, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has closed Ugwuoba Garki Modern Motor Park close to the Ugwuoba/Amansi land boundary of the state on Enugu-Oji River-Awka Federal Highway.   The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement that the commissioner issued the directive while on tour of boundary areas in the state.   Ndukwe said that the commissioner made sure intending inward and outward bound vehicles were turned back at the said boundary area.   He said that the state police boss…

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“I dont have a hand in the death of final year law student”, says Enugu council chairman

  Chairman of Nsukka local government council of Enugu State, Chief Patrick Omeje on Friday denied allegations that he ordered the killing of a final year law student, Augustine Ugwu at Nsukka.   He also called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu to thoroughly investigate an alleged petition before him accusing him (Omeje) of ordering the killing of the boy.   Ugwu’s family through a petition allegedly written to the IGP by a legal firm, Da Sphinix legal practitioners had accused the chairman of instructing the killing of…

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Enugu confirms new case of coronavirus

The Enugu State Government has confirmed one new case of coronavirus disease in the State. The confirmation was made by the State’s Commissioner for Health, Prof Ikechukwu Obi, in a statement on Saturday, stating that the patient is a contact of the third case who had a positive travel history from outside the State. According to him, this brings the total number of cases ever reported in Enugu to 10, with eight active cases. He also stated that the patient had also been admitted for isolation and treatment. The commissioner…

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