Ugwuanyi signs 2021 budget of N169bn into law

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Wednesday, signed the 2021 appropriation bill passed by the Enugu State House of Assembly into law.   Assenting to the bill estimated at One hundred and sixty-nine billion, eight hundred and forty-five million, seven hundred and fifty-eight thousand, five hundred naira (N169,845, 758,500.00), governor Ugwuanyi thanked members of the State House of Assembly for their partnership with the state government as well as diligent discharge of their legislative responsibilities which saw to the smooth and timely passage of the budget.   He thanked God…

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29 jets, 5 helicopters convey political bigwigs, business moguls to Orji Kalu father’s 10th year remembrance

Not less than 29 Private jets and  five helicopters conveyed political bigwigs , business leaders, captains of industries to honour Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu  as he celebrated 10th year anniversary of his late father, Chief Johnson Uzor Nesiegbe Kalu, who passed on to eternal glory in 2010. The grand event which held on Sunday, December 27th was celebrated at Camp Neya, Igbere , country-home of the Senate Chief Whip . The successful and colourful event had in attendance President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan; …

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Enugu Police Commissioner orders investigation into murder of Igwe Emmanuel Mba

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has ordered investigation into the murder of Igwe Emmanuel Mba, traditional ruler of Oruku community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state. It would be recalled that unidentified gunmen shot dead Igwe Emmanuel Mba, on Saturday, about 4.30 p.m. in the community. A statement on Sunday in Enugu by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, quoted Abdurrahman as saying the command will meticulously investigate and bring the perpetrators to book. “Following the act of violence that…

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2020 Enugu beauty pageant: Deputy Governor urges contestants to be good ambassadors

The Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, has urged the contestants of the 2020 Enugu State beauty pageant to always bear in mind that they are already the image of the state and should be good ambassadors anywhere they found themselves. She gave the advice on Monday, when the contestants and the the contest paid her a courtesy visit in her office in Government House, Enugu. The Deputy Governor said: “I hope you know what you are going in for? The exposure the world is giving you today…

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Enugu Government resumes 2020 Christmas carnival after six years

Enugu State Government, on Sunday, began the 2020 Christmas carnival with a praise and worship amidst observation of the Coronavirus protocol.   The carnival was last held six years ago after the last administration of the state.   The praise and worship held on Sunday featured gospel singers like Chinyere Udoma, Evangelist Chidi Ibenado and the Enugu Choral Group.           Scripture readings were taken by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the state Chief Judge, Justice Priscilla Emehelu, and a former Minister of Power, Prof Barth Nnaji.   Other…

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Ekweremadu heads PDP Committee on Electoral Act, Constitutional Amendment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a committee on the proposed amendment of the Electoral Act and the 1999 Constitution (as amended).   The Committee, according to a statement by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Friday, would be chaired by former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremmadu.   According to Ologbondiyan, the committee is to, among others, collate inputs from critical stakeholders as well as engage relevant civil society organisations on the amendments.           “The committee is also expected…

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Enugu’s N169b 2021 Budget Elicits Growth Optimism

  Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has presented a budget estimate of N169,845,758.500 to the state’s house of assembly. The 2021 budget christened “Budget of Recovery and Continued Growth” is 13.8% higher than the revised 2020 estimates. Also, in the 2021 budget, capital expenditure is significantly higher than recurrent expenditure. The budgetary figure for the former is N101b, representing 60% of the total budget, while the sum for the latter is N68.711b. This represents 40% of the entire budget figure. This ratio of capital expenditure to recurrent expenditure is…

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Enugu holds public hearing on 2021 draft budget, as ESCET honours Ugwuanyi

Enugu State government, on Monday, engaged its citizens on the 2021 draft budget of the state government with the aim of giving the members of the public the opportunity “to make inputs into the appropriation document thereby making it a citizens budget.”   In a keynote address, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said that “the event is not just a formality, but a deliberate and sincere attempt to activate one of the key pillars of our governance style and tendency”   Represented by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, Ugwuanyi said that…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi Attends Traditional Marriage Of Deaconess Ifeoma Nwobodo’s Daughter (Photos)

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Saturday, attended the traditional marriage of Hon. Nwabueze Nnamani (left), former Chief of Staff and the Chairman of Governing Council, Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu.   Enugunow reports that among other dignitaries that graced the occasion include, Deaconess Ifeoma Nwobodo and her husband, Hon. Justice Afam Nwobodo, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Senator Dr. Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo and his wife, Pat.     

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Enugu Govt to commence verification of pensioners Jan 4

Enugu State Government has announced the commencement of the second phase of verification for pensioners whose pension accounts are domiciled in the Office of the Accountant-General of the state.   This was contained in a statement by the Enugu State Head of Service, Ken Chukwuegbo, in Enugu on Tuesday.   Chukwuegbo said that the exercise would commence in the pensioners’ respective banks from January 4, 2021 and end on March 4.   He advised pensioners to physically present their pension verification numbers to their bank for verification through the Bank…

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