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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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    Enugu assembly approves life pension for ex-govs

Enugu assembly approves life pension for ex-govs

The Enugu state house of assembly on Tuesday passed the amended gubernatorial pension bill meant to give life pension to elected governors and their deputies.While presenting the bill for its third reading, Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, leader of the house, said the bill sought to give lifetime pension to governors and deputy governors who were not impeached in office.Hs said the amendment became [...]

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    Ex-governor Chime joins APC, says ‘change has come to Enugu’

Ex-governor Chime joins APC, says ‘change has come to Enugu’

Sullivan Chime, a former governor of Enugu, has formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).On March 16, Chime announced that he had dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on which platform he served as governor for eight yearsHe said that the party was "dead and cremated".Speaking at a ceremony on Saturday, Chime said that since he announced his exit from the [...]

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    Made-in-UNN laptops will soon flood the market, says VC

Made-in-UNN laptops will soon flood the market, says VC

Benjamin Ozumba, vice chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, says that the university will soon start producing laptops and tractors for commercial use.Ozumba made this statement at the launch of the new science and technology incubator, first of its kind in West Africa, called “Roar Nigeria Hub”. [...]

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    ‘Unrepentant’ robbery kingpin killed in gun duel with police

‘Unrepentant’ robbery kingpin killed in gun duel with police

The Enugu state police command has confirmed the death of a notorious armed robbery suspect, Chukwuemeka Ugwu, who operated in Enugu and Abakaliki, after a gun duel.Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the death via a statement issued on Thursday in Enugu.Amaraizu said that the unrepentant armed robbery suspect had served years of imprisonment in Enugu and Abakaliki prisons in [...]

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    PDP suffers another setback as Ken Nnamani joins APC

PDP suffers another setback as Ken Nnamani joins APC

Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Nnamani registered as a member of the APC in Amechi-Uwani, Enugu south local government area of Enugu state, on Sunday.He became a member of the ruling party a day after Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, told south-east politicians that there [...]

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    ‘Hoodlums’ beat police officer to death in Enugu

‘Hoodlums’ beat police officer to death in Enugu

The Enugu state police command says it has commenced investigation into the clubbing to death of a police officer who attempted to apprehend some hoodlums smoking marijuana in Enugu metropolis.The incident occurred at the popular New Artisan Market around 5pm on Saturday.The suspects, who were said to be under the influence of hard drugs, reportedly overpowered the officer and then [...]

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    Enugu monarch dies in road crash

Enugu monarch dies in road crash

Ezeugwu Ugwuoke of Agbamere clan in Eha-Alumona, Nsukka local government area of Enugu state, has lost his life in an auto crash.According to Ebere Amaraizu, police public relations officer (PPRO) in Enugu, the tragic incident occurred around 2:55pm on Tuesday.He said the official car of the traditional ruler was involved in a head on collision with a water tanker with [...]

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    Ugwuanyi is God’s anointed, says Mbaka

Ugwuanyi is God’s anointed, says Mbaka

Ejike Mbaka, a reverend father and spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu state, on Monday described Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of the state, as a man anointed by God to do the right things.According to Mbaka, who was speaking during the Holy Mass organised to inaugurate the 2016/2017 legal year of the state judiciary, said residents were happy with the "exemplary performance [...]

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