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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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    Chime, Enugu gov, inaugurates new office for successor

Chime, Enugu gov, inaugurates new office for successor

Sullivan Chime, outgoing governor of Enugu state, inaugurated a multi-billion naira governor’s office for Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, his successor, on Thursday.Chime said the edifice situated within the government house, Enugu, was constructed to ease the work and operations of the incoming administration.He said the building would also create conducive environment for workers in government house for improved productivity.“We want to build [...]

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    Enugu speaker accuses police of plotting to detain him

Enugu speaker accuses police of plotting to detain him

Eugene Odo, speaker of the Enugu state house of assembly, has accused the police of plotting to detain him over a purported forgery of N12 billion.Addressing journalists in Enugu, capital of the state, on Thursday, Odo said the impasse between the lawmakers and Sullivan Chime, governor of the state, was responsible for the frame-up, calling for the intervention of the inspector-general [...]

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    Nsukka ‘deserves’ Enugu’s ministerial slot

Nsukka ‘deserves’ Enugu’s ministerial slot

The Nsukka Platform Asaba, a socio-cultural organisation, has called on President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to appoint an indigene of Nsukka to represent Enugu state in his cabinet.The group of professionals resident in Asaba said in a statement in Asaba on Tuesday that the Enugu north senatorial zone should produce a minister in the incoming administration.The group said the area had not [...]

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    Impeachment process against me null and void, says Chime

Impeachment process against me null and void, says Chime

The Enugu state government says it is unaware of the impeachment process instituted against Sullivan Chime, governor of the state, by a 15-man faction of the state’s house of assembly.Chukwudi Achife, chief press secretary to the governor, said this in a telephone interview with NAN from Enugu on Monday.Achife described the action of the faction of the assembly led by [...]

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    15-man Enugu assembly faction ready to impeach Gov Chime

15-man Enugu assembly faction ready to impeach Gov Chime

A 15-member faction of the Enugu state house of assembly led by the speaker, Mr Eugene Odo, has commenced impeachment process against Sullivan Chime, governor of the state, alleging financial misconduct.The members, who sat in the early hours of Monday in the legislative chambers amidst tight security, alleged that the governor manipulated the 2014 Appropriation Bill, among other impeachable offences.They [...]

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    Enugu gov, Chime, vacates official residence

Enugu gov, Chime, vacates official residence

Sullivan Chime, governor of Enugu state, has vacated the governor’s lodge at the government house in the state.A top government official, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN on Saturday that Chime had moved to his private residence at Independence Layout, in Enugu, capital of the state.According to the source, the movement was to facilitate the renovation of the lodge for Ifeanyi [...]

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    2 PDP members struggle for same INEC certificate in Enugu

2 PDP members struggle for same INEC certificate in Enugu

Ikechukwu Ugwuegede and Patrick Asadu, both members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), staged a mild drama at the head office of INEC in Enugu on Friday.Both men presented themselves to collect the certificate of return for the Nsukka/Igboeze south federal constituency during the issuing of certificates of return to the governor-elect and national assembly members-elect.Gladys Nwafor, the INEC national [...]

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    Enugu assembly orders arrest of state accountant-general

Enugu assembly orders arrest of state accountant-general

The Enugu state house of assembly has directed the commissioner of police in the state to arrest Paschal Okolie, the state accountant-general, for failing to appear before it for the third time.The lawmakers had invited Okolie to explain why he decided to withhold the assembly's monthly subvention.However, Sunday Ude-Okoye (PDP-Awgu North), leader of the assembly, moved the motion for the [...]

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    Explosions rock Chime’s home town in Enugu

Explosions rock Chime’s home town in Enugu

Explosions rocked Udi, the hometown of Sullivan Chime, governor of Enugu state, on Monday, creating panic ahead of the general election.Ebere Amaraizu, public relations officer o fthe Enugu state police command, issued a statement confirming the explosion.He said the explosions were not from bombs, but fireworks packed in the house of one Tony Eze. He also sonfirmed that no death was recorded, [...]

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    85 PDP aspirants jostling for 24 seats in Enugu assembly

85 PDP aspirants jostling for 24 seats in Enugu assembly

At least 85 PDP aspirants have been screened to contest the 24 seats at the Enugu state house of assembly in 2015.Bala Kaoje, chairman of the screening committee and former minister of sports, disclosed this in Enugu while addressing journalists on the outcome of the screening on Friday.Kaoje, who adjudged the exercise as successful, commended the aspirants for their good [...]

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