Ugwuanyi appoints Jay Jay Okocha, ex-NBC boss, others as reform c’ttee members

Former Super Eagles Captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha and former Director-General of Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Mr. Emeka Mbah, are among professionals, technocrats and experts, inaugurated yesterday by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as members of the last batch of the sectoral ad hoc committees to review various sectors and design roadmaps for optimised service delivery and advancement of good governance. Governor Ugwuanyi recently inaugurated the first batch of seven ad hoc committees in education, health, public service reform, security, justice, water and chieftaincy/community matters sectors. Inaugurating the remaining five…

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Enugu’s ‘natural rollercoaster’ Milken Hill gets makeover from Ugwuanyi

With its many serpentine curves plus the fact it lies about one hundred and fifty metres atop a narrow ledge overlooking a deep ravine, a ride through the three-kilometre Milken Hill road can never seem like anything less than an experience for the intrepid. Not even at its best condition has it ever been less so, let alone when pothole-strewn and with neither safety side curbs nor streetlights to illuminate this treacherous stretch at night as had been the case before it was reconstructed by the Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration…

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Man in Police Net for Alleged Tricycle Theft

A man identified as Ikemefuna Osoma has been arrested by operatives of the Police Mobile Squadron, Number 3, Enugu, for allegedly stealing a tricycle. Police say the native of Ezeagu, in Enugu State, apparently stole the tricycle from the owner at gunpoint. The public relations officer of Enugu Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed that the suspect was intercepted by police operatives at a stop-and-search point based on intelligence information at Ukwuorji along old Enugu/Abakiliki Road, Emene, in Enugu.  Items recovered from the suspect according to Anaraizu, a superintendent of…

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Music Festival Holds October in Enugu

Enugu State has been chosen by the World Music and Dance Creation Organization (WOMADCO) to host its festival holding in October this year. Organizers of the coming festival said in Enugu that the Coal City has been chosen for the event in view of her status as one of the safest states in the country just as it also offers conducive environment for residents and visitors alike. While commending Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for creating a conducive environment for creative ventures and other economic development activities to thrive in the state,…

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Enugu Government Moves to Revive Hotel Presidential 

The Enugu State government has announced some concrete steps towards restoring Hotel Presidential Enugu to its former glory. Briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting held at the Government House, Enugu, the commissioner for information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, said that clearing works at the hotel had already commenced. “This directive was sequel to an exhaustive discussions on a memo presented by the commissioner for culture and tourism who brought a memo on the status of the Presidential Hotel”, the commissioner said, adding that the council also…

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Our Traders Raffle Scheme Designed to Create Wealth, Says Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that the Traders Empowerment Raffle Draw was conceived to boost traders’ income and further deepen commercial activities in the state. The governor made the remark at the Orie Awgu Market, in Awgu Local Government Area, where the raffle draw produced more winners of N50,000 as the programme moved to Enugu West Senatorial Zone, having held earlier in the state’s other two senatorial zones. “We embarked on this scheme in fulfillment of our promises to boost economic activities in the state and improve…

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DRUG WAR: UGWUANYI IS A PILLAR OF SUPPORT, SAYS NDLEA

The Enugu State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as a pillar of support in its fight against illicit drug use and trafficking in the state. The chairman and chief executive of the agency in the state, Barrister Anthony Ohanyere, gave the commendation in Enugu at the commemoration of this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Ohanyere, who represented the national chairman and chief executive of the agency, Colonel Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd), said: “Since Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi assumed…

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