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    Woman accidentally killed, another injured at burial ceremony in Enugu

Woman accidentally killed, another injured at burial ceremony in Enugu

The police in Enugu state have commenced investigation into an alleged accidental shooting at a burial ceremony which led to the death of a mourner and wounding of another on Saturday.Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of Enugu police command, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.Amaraizu said the incident occurred at Amanato Mburumbu community in Nkanu east local government area, adding that the police recovered [...]

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    ‘Herdsman’ nabbed with AK-47 in Enugu

‘Herdsman’ nabbed with AK-47 in Enugu

The Enugu police command says it has arrested a suspected cattle herder with one AK-47 rifle and 7.62 ammunition at Isigwe Ugbawka community in Nkanu East local government area of the state.Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday that the suspect was arrested on April 4 at a farmland in the area."The suspected herder is now [...]

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    ‘You don’t go to cell and expect to be served chicken’ — Enugu police defends ‘inhumane’ prison condition

‘You don’t go to cell and expect to be served chicken’ — Enugu police defends ‘inhumane’ prison condition

The Enugu state police command has come down hard on a Twitter user who drew its attention to the “inhumane” condition of police cells in the state.One Twitter user simply identified as Kelsonwa had asked what the command was doing about the “bad” state of cells in the police stations.“What are you doing about your cells, whereby a person being detained can't [...]

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    Human Rights writers demands justice for passengers ‘killed by NSCDC operatives’ in Enugu

Human Rights writers demands justice for passengers ‘killed by NSCDC operatives’ in Enugu

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the government to ensure the prosecution of operatives of the Enugu state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who allegedly shot at a commercial bus, leading to the death of seven persons.In a statement released on Friday, Emmanuel Onwubiko, national coordinator of HURIWA, said the [...]

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    Enugu to increase allowance of corps members

Enugu to increase allowance of corps members

The Enugu state government has promised to increase the state allowance of corps members serving in primary healthcare facilities centres.Ogbuagu Anikwe, commissioner for information, made this known on Wednesday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the state executive council meeting. [...]

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    UNN matriculates 10,000 students despite non-teaching staff strike

UNN matriculates 10,000 students despite non-teaching staff strike

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) on Saturday matriculated 10,000 students under tight security.Security was beefed up to prevent non-teaching staff from stopping the 44th matriculation ceremony of the institution. [...]

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    UNN holds second convocation in a year, produces 132 first class graduates

UNN holds second convocation in a year, produces 132 first class graduates

One hundred and thirty-two graduates of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) have bagged first class degrees.Benjamin Ozumba, the vice-chancellor, made this disclosure on Friday at the 47th convocation ceremony of the university. [...]

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    Enugu workers placed under surveillance over ‘high level of corruption’

Enugu workers placed under surveillance over ‘high level of corruption’

The Enugu state government says public servants in the state are under surveillance due to a high level of corruption being unearthed in the service.As a result, the state executive council has vowed to dismiss and or prosecute corrupt workers in the state.Ogbuagu Anikwe, commissioner for information, disclosed this in Enugu on Saturday while briefing journalists on the outcome of [...]

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    Student with nine distinctions in WAEC offered full scholarship

Student with nine distinctions in WAEC offered full scholarship

Eighteen-year-old Cynthia Ali, who aced her West African Examinations Council (WAEC) test, has been awarded a full scholarship by the Enugu state government.The indigene of Enugu became the best graduating student of Shalom Academy Nsukka in 2017 when she scored A1 in all the nine subjects she sat for. [...]

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    Enugu gov sacks three commissioners

Enugu gov sacks three commissioners

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu state, has dropped three commissioners in a minor cabinet reshuffle announced on Thursday.Those affected were Godwin Udeuhele, commissioners for information, Charles Ndukwe, youth and sport and Smart Ogbe, inter-governmental affairs.Uwakwe Abugu, chief press secretary to the governor, confirmed the development to government house correspondents in Enugu.reports that two commissioner nominees earlier screened by the state [...]

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    Three students arrested for orchestrating ‘fake abduction’ in Enugu

Three students arrested for orchestrating ‘fake abduction’ in Enugu

Three secondary school students have been arrested for allegedly faking a kidnapping in Enugu state, the police have said.Ebere Amaraizu, police spokesperson in the state, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.Amaraizu told NAN that the students of the Enugu-based secondary school had demanded a ransom of N500, 000.He said that the police through its anti-kidnapping unit had begun an [...]

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    Buhari’s aide among 20 party members suspended by Enugu APC

Buhari’s aide among 20 party members suspended by Enugu APC

The Enugu caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has unanimously endorsed the suspension of 20 members of the party by the state executive committee for alleged misconduct and anti-party activities.Among those suspended were the state deputy chairman, Adolphus Ude, the women leader, Queen Nwankwo, and senior special assistant to the president on justice reforms, Juliet Ibekaku.Joe Orji, who briefed [...]

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    EFCC arraigns ex-Enugu chief judge for ‘receiving’ N10m donation

EFCC arraigns ex-Enugu chief judge for ‘receiving’ N10m donation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned Innocent Umezuluike, former chief judge of Enugu state, before Anthony Onovo, a judge of the state high court.The former chief judge is standing trial on a one-count charge of using his office to "confer corrupt and unfair advantage".The EFCC alleged that Umezuluike received a N10 million donation from Arthur Eze [...]

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    Oil company donates building to UNN

Oil company donates building to UNN

Platform Petroleum Limited, an indigenous oil and gas company, donated a new building to the geology department of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu state, on Wednesday.Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, who is an alumnus of the institution, was a special guest at the event.He was joined by guests like Dumo Lulu-Briggs, chairman, Platform Petroleum; ABC Orjiako, chairman, [...]

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    UNN will soon be among 10 best universities in the world, says VC

UNN will soon be among 10 best universities in the world, says VC

Benjamin Ozumba, the vice-chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), says the institution is on the threshold of being among the best 10 universities in the world.Ozumba, who assumed office in 2014 as the vice-chancellor of the University, said this in an interview with NAN in Nsukka, Enugu state, on Saturday. [...]

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    Enugu police is trying to catch some wounded robbers — and you can be of help

Enugu police is trying to catch some wounded robbers — and you can be of help

The Enugu state police command has appealed to residents and hospital personnel to report anybody found with gunshot wound to the nearest police station.Ebere Amaraizu, spokesperson of the command, made the appeal while speaking with NAN on Friday in Enugu.Amaraizu said the call became necessary because the command was on the trail of bandits who escaped with gunshot wounds after [...]

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