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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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    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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