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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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    Man commits suicide after hacking his ‘happily wedded’ wife to death

Man commits suicide after hacking his ‘happily wedded’ wife to death

The Enugu state police command on Friday commenced investigations to unravel why Francis Uzo, a 41-year-old man, had to kill himself after hacking his wife to death in Emene, near Enugu.Eber Amaraizu, the command’s spokesman, said via a statement in Enugu that the investigations were being handled by the homicide section of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (CIID) of [...]

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    EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners over N23bn ‘disbursed by Diezani’

EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners over N23bn ‘disbursed by Diezani’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Charles Egumgbe and Rita Mba, Enugu state commissioners for water resources and tourism, respectively.According to PUNCH, the commissioners were arrested in connection to a $115 million (N23 billion) allegedly disbursed by Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, in the run-up to the 2015 general election.Egumgbe and Mba were the chairman [...]

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    Court sacks 2 PDP reps, says their emergence was unlawful

Court sacks 2 PDP reps, says their emergence was unlawful

The federal high court in Abuja has sacked Stella Ngwu and Dennis Agbo from the house of representatives over their "unlawful emergence".Okon Abang, the judge, ruled that the emergence of the duo representing Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani and Igbo-Eze North/Udenu federal constituencies, respectively, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was unlawful.The ruling was sequel to prayers by Gabriel Okafor and [...]

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    Nigerian doctors in diaspora touch lives in Enugu

Nigerian doctors in diaspora touch lives in Enugu

The platform of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA), a group of medical practitioners, has appealed to wealthy and privileged individuals to attend to the needs of the poor in the society.Speaking over the weekend when the doctors visited two motherless babies home in Enugu, Charmaine Emelife-Ukabam, president of the group, said the government cannot come to the [...]

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    Police in Enugu nab herdsman with AK47

Police in Enugu nab herdsman with AK47

The Enugu state police command says it has arrested Ibrahim Adamumale, a herdsman, after he was found to be in possession of an AK47 rifle.Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the command, confirmed this to NAN in an interview, saying the suspect was also found with 24 rounds of live ammunition.Amaraizu said Adamumale attempted to evade arrest by firing gunshots.He said that [...]

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    Nsukka jail break: We have recaptured 6 escapees, says NPS

Nsukka jail break: We have recaptured 6 escapees, says NPS

Isaiah Amariri, the Enugu state comptroller of Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), on Thursday said six of the inmates that escaped from Nsukka Prisons have been re-arrested.Amariri, who gave the figure to reporters in Nsukka, however declined to give the exact number of inmates that escaped from the prison.He said the prison service was liaising with security agents and community groups [...]

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    15 inmates escape from Nsukka prison

15 inmates escape from Nsukka prison

At least 15 inmates have escaped in a jailbreak that occurred at Nsukka Prison in Enugu state.Quoting a source at the prison, NAN said the inmates broke their cells and scaled over the perimeter fence late Tuesday."The inmates carefully opened their cells and scaled the perimeter fence of the prisons," the source was reported as saying."Before prison officials on night duty knew what [...]

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    Enugu speaker threatens to bar journalists from assembly

Enugu speaker threatens to bar journalists from assembly

Edward Ubosi, speaker of the Enugu state house of assembly, has threatened to ban journalists from covering proceedings at the legislative house over negative reports.He alleged that some journalists have been reporting activities that did not take place on the floor of the assembly, citing an instance of a committee set up to investigate reports of diversion of funds in [...]

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    3 forge Enugu gov’s signature to get jobs at teaching hospital

3 forge Enugu gov’s signature to get jobs at teaching hospital

The Enugu state police command has arrested three people for alleged forgery of governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s signature to secure employment at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH).Ebere Amaraizu, the state police spokesperson, made the disclosure on Thursday in Enugu.According to the statement, the suspects allegedly raised a letter purported to have emanated from the office of the governor with [...]

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    Enugu compulsorily retires 1,087 civil servants

Enugu compulsorily retires 1,087 civil servants

The Enugu state government says it would compulsorily retire at least 1,087 of its civil servants over cases of age-falsification and ill-health.Godwin Udeuhele, commissioner for information, told reporters on Thursday that this was part of the outcome of the state executive council’s meeting.Udeuhele said there were also proven cases of impersonation against some of the workers that would be relieved [...]

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April 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
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