Enugu Govt trains civil servants on ICT, as don advises FG on youth development

Enugu State Government has commenced “A-Three week training on Information Communication Technology (ICT) for the state’s civil servants. Declaring the training open, the State Head of Service, Mr. Ken Chukwuegbo, said that the essence of the exercise was to enhance the intellectual ability of the civil servants to meet up with the demands of modern administrative engagements and to get a civil service knowledge-based society.   He said that “training is utmost”, stressing that “for any government to be successful, it requires the inputs of civil servants”.   Chukwuegbo commended…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi Welcomes Dana Air to Enugu

The Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Uguanyi, on Tuesday commended Dana Air for its decision to restart flights to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu The Governor made the remark during a courtesy visit by Dana Air’s management team to the Government House on the airline’s inaugural flight to the state. Dr Ugwuanyi while receiving the Management team of Dana Air led by the Chief Operating officer Obi Mbanuzuo said, ”we are happy to have a reputable airline like Dana Air in Enugu state.” ”Enugu state is peaceful and…

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COVID-19: Enugu Govt constitutes nine-man taskforce on FG’s N1bn fund

lauds Buhari over career appointments to NYSC presidential awardees   Enugu State Government has inaugurated a nine-man state steering taskforce for the utilization of the Federal Government N1 billion Presidential Trust Fund (PTF) for cushioning the effects of COVID-19 infection in the state.   Inaugurating the task force at the Government House, Enugu, the chairman of Enugu State COVID-19 Committee and Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, said that the fund “is to cushion effects of COVID-19 infection”   She noted that the Taskforce has the mandate of ensuring that the…

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Yellow Fever spreads to three more communities in Enugu

Enugu State Government has confirmed the reports of strange deaths in some communities in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, and Igbo-Etiti local government areas of the state. Commissioner for Health, Prof Ikechukwu Obi, in a statement on Sunday night, disclosed that the ministry’s Rapid Response Team, LGA Rapid Response Teams, in collaboration with International and National Partners, had visited the communities to investigate the reports and had taken samples for testing. The statement reads: “Following the confirmed cases of Yellow Fever in Igbo -Eze North local government area of Enugu State and the…

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Daily COVID-19 cases up again in Nigeria, Lagos tops with 89%

Nigeria posted an increase in COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with Lagos responsible for 89 percent of them. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, reported 152 cases, higher than the 112 logged on Saturday. Lagos posted 136 of the new cases, a day after it reported zero case. So far, Nigeria has recorded 65,148 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with  61,073 survivors discharged and 1,163 deaths reported. Seven States and the FCT reported new cases on Sunday. See figures below Lagos-136 Kano-4 Niger-3 Ekiti-2 Kaduna-2 Ogun-2 Taraba-2 FCT-1 65,148 confirmed 61,073 discharged…

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Yuletide: Lawmaker calls for reopening of Enugu airport

Rep. Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu), Deputy Minority Leader, House of Representatives, has called on the Federal Government to immediately reopen the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, for ease of transport during the forthcoming festive period.   Okechukwu, representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, also called on the government to reactivate the remaining air facilities to allow international flight operations.   According to him, this call becomes expedient ahead of the Yuletide when Nigerians will like to come home from every part of the world.   He said in a statement in Abuja…

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Christmas: Ugwuanyi offers free transport to Enugu indigenes

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved free transportation for Enugu State indigenes who reside in other parts of the country and wish to return home for Christmas.   This was contained in a statement by the Managing Director of Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO), Bob Itanyi.   Itanyi said that the free transportation, which has been an annual exercise of Ugwuanyi’s administration, was in keeping with its avowed commitment to the wellbeing of the citizens of the state, irrespective of where they are residing. He added that “registered indigenes…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi Bids Farewell To Deceased School Children (Photos)

Immortalises victims, donates 18-seater bus at Requiem Mass Visits accident scene Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Monday, joined the Catholic faithful and families of the deceased pupils of Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu, and other victims who lost their lives in a recent fatal road accident in Awgu Local Government Area of the state, to celebrate a Requiem Mass for them at the school premises, in Awgu town. Gov. Ugwuanyi who described the eight pupils as “angles” bade farewell to them, their late teacher, Emmanuella Chukwugbo and…

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#EndSARS Protests: Enugu governor appeals to police officers to return to duty posts

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Wednesday, passionately appealed to men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to fully renew their ultimate commitment towards the provision of security of lives and property by returning to their duty posts across the state. Mr Ugwuanyi made the appeal when he visited the Senior Police Officers Mess, Agbani Road, Enugu, to address and commiserate with the members of the Enugu State Police Command, over the loss of lives of private citizens and security personnel, grievous bodily injuries as well as…

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A Mayhem, its Bitter Aftermath and Ugwuanyi’s Timely Salve

  Although the rather tragic way it spiraled out of control and unleashed a gale of catastrophe is likely to leave discussions about its legacy bitterly divided, the #EndSARS protest across most Nigerian cities succeeded in shedding light on the problem of police brutality like no campaign had ever done. Beyond conceding to the protesters’ demand to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the National Economic Council chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, had directed that judicial panels be set up by governors to probe allegations of police brutality and…

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