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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

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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    There is no how we won’t carry daggers, say herdsmen

There is no how we won’t carry daggers, say herdsmen

Ardo Basso, leader of the Fulani community in Enugu state, says it is not possible to prevent herdsmen from carrying “machetes and daggers”.He said so long herdsmen do not harass residents, they can go about armed in residential areas and market places.Basso was however opposed to the carrying of guns, calling on security agencies to arrest those caught with firearms [...]

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    Police ‘arrest Nimbo killers’, recover video of attack

Police ‘arrest Nimbo killers’, recover video of attack

The police say they have arrested those who wreaked havoc on Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu state.The attack carried out by suspected herdsmen, led to the deaths of many people and destruction of the community.Describing the incident as a "massacre" Olabisi Kolawole, police spokeswoman, said operatives "swooped on them"  after intelligence gathering."The Nigeria police force in [...]

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    Police make U-turn on Enugu killers

Police make U-turn on Enugu killers

Nwodibo Ekechukwu, the commissioner of police for Enugu state, says the killings of nine people in Nimbo community was carried out by suspected herdsmen.This appears to contradict a statement released by the state police on Wednesday saying that the killers were "mere hoodlums".“First of all, let me extend my condolence to the families, it is painful to us and we would [...]

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    Suspected herdsmen kill 5 in Enugu

Suspected herdsmen kill 5 in Enugu

At least five people in Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu state were on Monday killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the police in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN in Nsukka.Amaraizu said Nwodibo Ekechukwu, commissioner of police, had already moved to the local government to ensure the return of normalcy."The police are aware of the attack [...]

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    Ebonyi confirms second Lassa fever death

Ebonyi confirms second Lassa fever death

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    Enugu council’s new law: Thou shall not loiter from 6am till noon

Enugu council’s new law: Thou shall not loiter from 6am till noon

The Igbo Etiti legislative council in Enugu state has passed a bye-law barring youths from loitering within communities in the local government area between 6 a.m. and noon.The leader of the council, Titus Ejili, told NAN in Enugu on Friday that the law was timely and necessary to reduce crimes being committed within these early hours.Ejili said the bye-law became [...]

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    Ugwuanyi will decide if I will remain in PDP, says Chime

Ugwuanyi will decide if I will remain in PDP, says Chime

Sullivan Chime, the immediate-past governor of Enugu state, has said that Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, his successor, would determine whether he would remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or not.Chime said this on Thursday when Ugwuanyi led stakeholders of Enugu east senatorial district to his country home in Enugu.“If the governor tells us to remain in the PDP, we will do [...]

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