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    Enugu and the build-up to 2023

Enugu and the build-up to 2023

BY ONAH NWOBETA Enugu state has stood out as one of the most peaceful and stable states in the country since the return to democracy in 1999. This rare characteristic is borne out of series of variables that have played out in the politics of the state since the inception of democracy in this dispensation. Aside being run under one political party, [...]

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    A crooked path to the lion building in 2023

A crooked path to the lion building in 2023

BY GEOFFREY IKECHUKWU Unbeknown to many sons and daughters of Enugu State, an underground coup-de-grace is currently being plotted against the political sanity of their dear state. The aim of the coup plotters is to subvert the peace and tranquility that rain in the state, a feat that had made elective offices in Enugu seamless and with little or no rancor [...]

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    ‘Who did we offend’ — reactions as Enugu first lady constructs tippy taps for primary school pupils

‘Who did we offend’ — reactions as Enugu first lady constructs tippy taps for primary school pupils

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    Dance, plaudits as Enugu’s second busiest hospital gets fitting upgrade

Dance, plaudits as Enugu’s second busiest hospital gets fitting upgrade

Situated in Asata, just at the cusp of a major intersection that connects several middle income and high density neighbourhoods in the Enugu metropolis, there couldn't have been a more apt location for Poly Clinic, a facility which in its early days was comparable to the famous Massey Street Children's Hospital in Lagos. Everyday, this secondary health facility witnesses a [...]

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    Eight construction workers die in Enugu underground tank

Eight construction workers die in Enugu underground tank

The Enugu police command says eight construction workers died at an underground water safety tank in the state. Ebere Amaraizu, the command's public relations officer, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. He said the incident occurred around 6pm at a building construction site at Igogoro village in Enugu-Ezike, Igboeze north local government area, on Monday. “From what we gathered, one of [...]

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    Ex-Gov Chime’s wife: Why I left my matrimonial home

Ex-Gov Chime’s wife: Why I left my matrimonial home

Clara, estranged wife of Chime Sullivan, former governor of Enugu state, says she left her matrimonial house for the "fear of my life". Clara made this known while being cross-examined by Paul Oniya, counsel to the former governor, at a federal capital territory high court, Apo, on Monday. She informed the court that she met her husband while he was the governor of [...]

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    Airtel unveils 4G network in Enugu

Airtel unveils 4G network in Enugu

Airtel Nigeria, a leading telco, unveiled its 4G network in Enugu state on Tuesday. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor, launched the service at the regional office of Airtel in the state. He thanked the telecommunications company for the initiative, saying it will boost personal productivity, trade and commerce as well as provide solid platforms for people to become successful in their respective endeavours. Speaking at the [...]

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    PDP asks INEC to disqualify Buhari

PDP asks INEC to disqualify Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify president Muhammadu Buhari from the presidential election. Uche Secundus, national chairman of the PDP, made the call during the presidential campaign of the party in Enugu state, on Friday. He alleged that Buhari brought in foreigners from outside the country to influence the election in [...]

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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 workers placed under surveillance over ‘high level of corruption’

Enugu workers placed under surveillance over ‘high level of corruption’

The Enugu state government says public servants in the state are under surveillance due to a high level of corruption being unearthed in the service. As a result, the state executive council has vowed to dismiss and or prosecute corrupt workers in the state. Ogbuagu Anikwe, commissioner for information, disclosed this in Enugu on Saturday while briefing journalists on the outcome 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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    Nnamani to face N5bn corruption suit alone

Nnamani to face N5bn corruption suit alone

A federal high court in Lagos has granted a request by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to separately prosecute Chimaroke Nnamani , former governor of Enugu state, for alleged N5 billion fraud. Nnamani's trial, which began in 2007, had suffered monumental delays, partly owing to his frequent applications to travel abroad for medical treatment. Nnamani served as Enugu state governor from [...]

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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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Enugu health workers begin indefinite strike

Health workers in Enugu state have commenced an indefinite strike. Maurice Eze, the chairman Enugu state chapter of the medical and health workers union, made the announcement on Saturday. He said the workers in state hospitals resorted to the action to protest the non-implementation of the 2009 salary structure. Eze told NAN that the state government had not fully implemented the approved 2009 [...]

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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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    Enugu PDP ‘not divided’ by consensus candidate

Enugu PDP ‘not divided’ by consensus candidate

The Enugu state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed rumours of a rift in the party over the endorsement of Honourable Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as its consensus candidate for the state's 2015 gubernatorial election. The party, which said this on Tuesday in a statement released to NAN by Okey Eze, its publicity secretary, maintained that the process that led to Ugwuanyi's [...]

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