“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 police parade alleged killers of Catholic priests

Enugu State Police Command has arrested and paraded 30 suspected criminals involved in kidnapping, murdering and robbing of innocent citizens in some parts of the state.  Among those paraded before journalists on Friday, August 16, were alleged killers of the two Catholic priests, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, who was parish priest of St. James, the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, in Nkanu East Local Government Area and Rev. Fr Clement Rapuruchukwu, Ugwu, Parish Priest of  St Mary Catholic Church,  Obunofia Ndiuno, Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.  Also paraded were suspected murderers of…

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Public Sector Reform: Ugwuanyi moves to constitute EXCO as Security Committee submits report

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Friday received report from the sectoral ad-hoc committee on security recently constituted by his administration alongside 11 other committees to review various sectors of governance and design roadmaps to optimize service delivery and advance good governance in the state. Receiving the report which was presented by the chairman of the committee, Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ogbonna Onovo, Gov. Ugwuanyi who expressed delight at the committee’s timely submission of the report on ways of improving the security architecture of the state, added…

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120 police officers undergo human rights training in Enugu

No fewer than 120 police officers in specialised units within the Police Command in Enugu State are undergoing human rights training in Enugu, at a three-day programme to improve professionalism in the force. The officers undergoing the training are drawn from Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Anti-Cultism Unit, Special Anti-Terrorism Squad, IGP Special Squad and host of others on special assignments. Declaring the three-day training open on Monday, the Acting Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, said that the training was meant to improve professionalism of officers, who would…

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Ugwuanyi inaugurates committee on fiscal transparency

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has inaugurated a 20-member steering committee of the Enugu Open Government Partnership (OGP). Open Government Partnership Nigeria is a programme anchored by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice towards upholding the principles of fiscal transparency in the areas of open budgeting, open contracting, tax transparency, and ease of doing business as well as anti-corruption, access to information and citizen’s engagement. Consequently, Enugu State government in keeping with its commitment to fiscal discipline, transparency and accountability was recently admitted…

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Ugwuanyi’ll not defect to APC – Aide

Senior Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on security and special projects and son of former governor of old Anambra state, Dr Josef Umunnakwe Onoh has deflated the suspicion in some quarters that the governor would defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, after 2019 elections. Onoh also said that the issue of the APC not securing 25 percent votes during the presidential election was a compound fault of the opposition party in the state and exonerated Governor Ugwuanyi on the APC tragedy of 25 percent in the state. Onoh…

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Enugu Up to Date in Payment of Immunization Counterpart Funds – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed Enugu State among states in the country that are up to date in their payment of counterpart funds for the immunization of children against childhood killer diseases. Speaking during the flag-off ceremony of measles immunization campaign at Uwani Cottage Hospital, Enugu, which was performed by the Enugu State deputy governor, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the zonal representative of WHO, Dr. Onyinye Emefiena, applauded the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration for its commitment to the programme.  She added that the state paid its counterpart fund since…

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EEDC Customer Enumeration a Benchmark for Other DISCOs, Says NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has commended the effort of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in carrying out its asset and customer enumeration exercise, describing it “as a benchmark which other Distribution Companies will be required to emulate”. This commendation was conveyed in a letter signed by the commission’s general manager in charge of consumer affairs, Dr. Anthony Akah, after EEDC’s progress report on its ongoing customer enumeration exercise presented by Mr. Uche Anyalewechi, at the commission’s office in Abuja, recently. In line with the commission’s statutory requirement,…

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Eastern Consultative Forum: Only Restructuring, Fiscal Federalism Can Salvage Nigeria

The Eastern Consultative Forum has has maintained that only a return to fiscal federalism, regional autonomy and resource control, affirmed through a referendum and a new constitution, can return Nigeria to a path of greatness. Speaking at a meeting held by members of the ECA in Enugu at the weekend, the group’s founder, Evangelist Elliot Uko, condemned the APC-led federal government for its recent volte face on restructuring, adding that the apparent embrace of a call its members have been strongly denouncing is a mere subterfuge merely designed for the…

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Enugu Govt Approves Rehabilitation of Failed Culvert along Zik’s Onuiyi Residence Road

The Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) has approved contracts for the immediate rehabilitation of the failed culvert along the Onuiyi residence of Nigeria’s first President, the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, in Nsukka, as well as the access road to the 103 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Awkunanaw Barracks, Enugu. Addressing newsmen after the council’s meeting, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji, stated that the approvals were in line with the governor’s massive infrastructural development in the state through urban and rural roads rehabilitation aimed at improving…

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