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    Three Enugu DisCo staff arrested for ‘stealing prepaid meters’

Three Enugu DisCo staff arrested for ‘stealing prepaid meters’

Three staff of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) have been arrested for allegedly stealing prepaid meters from the company.While parading the suspects on Friday in Enugu, Chinwe Kannu, the state commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said her men arrested the suspects at the company's maintenance centre at Independence Layout.The names of the suspects were [...]

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    Police fire tear gas at INEC ad-hoc staff protesting non-payment of allowance

Police fire tear gas at INEC ad-hoc staff protesting non-payment of allowance

Some policemen in Enugu tear-gassed ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who were protesting the "non-payment of their allowances" on Tuesday.The protesters comprising corps members, students and workers protested at the INEC headquarters in the state where they had blocked entrance and exit to the building.They were aggrieved over the non-payment of their allowances after being contracted by the [...]

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    Appeal court reinstates Ayogu Eze as APC guber candidate in Enugu

Appeal court reinstates Ayogu Eze as APC guber candidate in Enugu

The court of appeal in Abuja has reinstated Ayogu Eze as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state.At its sitting on Thursday, a three-man panel of the court set aside an earlier judgement by the federal high court in Abuja which sacked him as the APC candidate.The federal high court had ruled that George Ogara [...]

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    UNN to award record number of PhD degrees during 48th convocation

UNN to award record number of PhD degrees during 48th convocation

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    Enugu guber aspirant drags APC, Oshiomhole to court over primary

Enugu guber aspirant drags APC, Oshiomhole to court over primary

George Ogara, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu, has dragged Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, to court over the outcome of the primary election.In the case filed at an Abuja federal high court on November 2, Ogara is seeking an order of interlocutory injunction restraining Oshiomhole, APC or any agent of the party [...]

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    PDP has hijacked our party, says APC group in Enugu

PDP has hijacked our party, says APC group in Enugu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  in Enugu state has allegedly planted agents in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to hijack Enugu east senatorial district.A group known as the Concerned Nkanuland members of the APC said this in a statement on Wednesday.They said it had become “an open secret” that one Lawrence Eze would clinch the nomination as the APC candidate [...]

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    Enugu to fund infrastructural projects in rural areas with N400m

Enugu to fund infrastructural projects in rural areas with N400m

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu, has approved N400m as counterpart funding for the state’s Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP II).RAMP is jointly sponsored by the World Bank, French Development Agency, federal government and Enugu government.The project was established to fund key infrastructural projects in some states in order to improve the lives of the rural population.Addressing journalists after a [...]

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    NUC approves eight new courses for Coal City University

NUC approves eight new courses for Coal City University

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    I’m overwhelmed by my three years scorecard, says Enugu gov

I’m overwhelmed by my three years scorecard, says Enugu gov

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu, says he is overwhelmed by the three-year scorecard his administration recorded under harsh financial periods.Ugwuanyi said this on Tuesday when he addressed the people of the state during the 2018 Democracy Day celebration at Okpara Square, Enugu.He said the promises he made during his inauguration on May 29, 2015, had looked vague and unrealisable due [...]

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    UNN student wins national statistics competition

UNN student wins national statistics competition

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has won the Nigeria Statistical Association (NSA) competition organised for undergraduates of statistics. [...]

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    Explosion rocks residence of Nwodo, president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Explosion rocks residence of Nwodo, president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo

There was an explosion at the residence of John Nwodo, president of of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, on Sunday.The explosion was said to have shattered some window panes and roof of a part of the house located at Ukehe town in Nsukka‎, Enugu state.Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident to TheCable, said [...]

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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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