Minister commissions Ogun, Enugu communication centres

The Emergency Communication Centres (NCC) established by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in both Ogun and Enugu states have been commissioned by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. The two NCC projects were part of the seven projects inaugurated by the Minister during the virtual commissioning of the batch nine of digital economy projects for a Digital Nigeria which took place at the Communications & Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja on Friday, April 23, 2021. The ECCs are deliberate projects embarked upon by the…

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NIPOST inaugurates CBT centre in Enugu

The Postmaster General of the Federation, Dr Ismail Adewusi, on Monday, inaugurated a state-of-the-art Computer Based Test (CBT) centre and mini post office in Enugu. Adewusi said that the move was one of the surest ways to achieve the Universal Postal Union (UPU) standard. He said that the essence of the UPU was to provide adequate postal services to Nigerians. “Our vision is to have no fewer than 10,000 post offices across the country. At the moment, we have close to 4,000 post offices,” he said. The postmaster general said…

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Ugwuanyi inaugurates nine-man Audit Committee on World Bank‘s movable assets, as Eya panel submits report on Oruku crisis

ENUGU State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Monday, inaugurated a nine-man Audit Committee to inquire, investigate, ascertain and take proper inventory of all the movable assets formally allocated to, or purchased by, the various World Bank/Development Partner Assisted Projects/Programmes in the state, from January 1, 2015 to date. The Audit Committee is headed by Uche Nnadi, who was sworn- in by Ugwuanyi at the EXCO Chambers, Lion Building, Government House, Enugu, as his Special Adviser, shortly before the inauguration. Nnadi until his new appointment, was the State Focal Person, World Bank/Development…

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WHO scores Enugu high in COVID-19, Yellow fever response

The World Health Organisation (WHO) commended the Enugu State government over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and Yellow fever in the state. The WHO’s Country Preparedness and International Health Regulations Officer, Dr. Ibrahim Mamadu, gave the commendation at the Sub-national Health Security Assessment of International Health regulations (IHR) Core Capacities in Enugu. Mamadu said the state had done well in the handling of Yellow fever and COVID-19 pandemic. He urged the state to build on present capacity to ensure adequate preparedness against outbreak of diseases. The WHO official said:…

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Anglican Primate expresses confidence in Enugu governor’s leadership qualities

The 5th Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba, has expressed the Church’s confidence in the leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State. Primate Ndukuba told Gov. Ugwuanyi that “you are one of the young men in politics we can look up to and have confidence that this nation has a future”. Speaking when he led his entourage to the Government House, Enugu, on a courtesy call, ahead of the grand opening ceremony of the Church’s 5-day conference, holding…

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COVID-19: 7,300 residents so far receive first jab of vaccine in Enugu

No fewer than 7,300 residents of Enugu State have so far received their first jabs of Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine on the eight-day of the ongoing vaccination in the state. Dr George Ugwu, Executive Secretary of the Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA), made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Sunday.   Ugwu said that the number represented those vaccinated as at 12 noon on Sunday.   “In Enugu State, we have given the vaccine to up to 7,300 residents without any adverse…

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COVID-19: NCDC announces 58 new infections as at April 6

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 58 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 163,388.   The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country’s daily new cases continue to follow a downward trajectory, from an all-time high of 2,314 on Jan. 22 of the country’s daily new positive cases down to 48, as of March 29.   “On April 6, 58 new confirmed cases were recorded…

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