Enugu State records increase in rice production

Mr Ikechukwu Jude, the Project Coordinator of FADAMA III Additional Financing project in Enugu State, says farmers in the state have recorded appreciable increase in rice production. Jude told newsmen in Enugu on Thursday that the feat was recorded because of the provision of farm assets and irrigation facilities in the state. He said that……

Enugu lures U.S business envoy to intensify bilateral trade

Enugu State’s Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and other officials of the state recently met with the Foreign Commercial Service of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria. The encounter is part of a four-day business outreach in Enugu to intensify bilateral trade and showcase several business opportunities available in the state. The Governor and the U.S….

I have no case with EFCC–Chime

A former governor of Enugu State, Mr Sullivan Chime, says he is not aware of any case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as insinuated in some quarters. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, Chime however, agreed that he was invited once by the commission in respect of party……

Louis Amoke: For Ugwuanyi at 53, Enugu State is in the hands of God

Tomorrow, March 20, 2017, His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, to the glory of God, will mark 53 years. The anniversary calls for celebration in thanksgiving and appreciation to God Almighty for His mercies and kindness to the governor and the people of Enugu State – the true heroes of democracy, who have…

Former Enugu State Governor: PDP Should Be De-registered

Emmanuel Acha, NAN: A former Governor of Enugu State, Mr Sullivan Chime, has confirmed that he has left the PDP, because the party is dead and in his words. cremated. Chime said that his decision to quit the PDP was because the party was “no longer in existence in the true sense of it’’. Chime…

Dave Umahi Elected as Chairman South-East Governors’ Forum

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has been elected as the Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum. Umahi was unanimously endorsed at a meeting of the forum attended by all the governors from the zone in Enugu on Sunday. Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, who announced this after a closed door meeting, said that the lot…

Ohanaeze Ndigbo rally South-east governors to first meeting in 2 years

In what may signal an attempt to create greater cohesion within a seemingly fractured Southeast geo-political zone, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, led by Nnia Nwodo, has rallied governors of the Igbo-speaking states to their first meeting in two years. The meeting which held in Enugu on Sunday comes against the background of a recent public altercation between…

Gov Ugwuanyi gets reprieve as Appeal Court upholds his mandate

The appeal seeking to remove Enugu State’s Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has been trashed by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday. A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Senator Ayogu Eze, had in an appeal marked CA/A/157/2015 and lodged before the court, prayed that the governor should be removed…

Communal crisis: Gov. Ugwuanyi vows to implement panel’s recommendations

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has vowed to implement the recommendations of the Panel of Inquiry into the civil disturbances in Okojo Ngwo in Udi Local Government Area of the state. Speaking during the presentation of the report of the panel on Tuesday in Enugu, Ugwuanyi. said the state government must ensure that justice……

Bomb discovered in Enugu (PHOTO)

The Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force through its operatives of Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) evacuated successfully on 7/2/17 at a farmland at Eke in Udi local Government Area of Enugu state, an object suspected to be unexploded ordinance(UXO) being part of the civil war left overs. To this end, the command is…

Yuletide: Government, commercial activities pick-up Enugu

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State Government and commercial activities have picked up in Enugu, Enugu state after the yuletide break that lasted for about two weeks, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN correspondent, who monitored activities in various locations in Enugu metropolis on Wednesday, reports that many public workers were seen in…

An Igbo and Hausa man killed over N100, Mosque burnt down

As recession in the country continues to bite harder leading to unnecessary expression of anger, two persons, an Igbo and a Fulani man have lost their lives over N100 in Enugu State. The bloody clash that led to the deaths of the two men also resulted in the burning of a Mosque and may have…

South East Senators to boycott Buhari’s town hall meeting in Enugu

Chairman of South East Senate Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has indicated that lawmakers from the geopolitical zone will boycott a proposed town hall meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari. The event is slated for Thursday (today) in Enugu state. President Buhari is to hold an Economic and Security summit with stakeholders in the South East region….

Enugu state, a no go area for criminals – Police boss

Nigeria-police The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr Douglas Agboleni, says that “Enugu State is still a no go area for criminals’’ and those with ulterior motives. Agboleni stressed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Thursday, on the sideline of the forthcoming yuletide. He promised that the…

MBAKA: Whoever arrests judges should be praised

Controversial Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has commended the Federal Government over the arrest of judges, describing it as a supernatural revolution. According to Mbaka,“whoever arrests them (judges) should be praised.” He also said that God was revolutionizing Nigeria with the arrest of the judges, who he…

NSCCIMA Seeks International Market For Nsukka-Pepper

The Nsukka Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NSCCIMA) says it is seeking international market to sell a species of Nsukka-pepper. The yellowish Nsukka-pepper adds flavour to both local and national delicacies, especially in soup and stew. Dr. Basil Onugu, the President of NSCCIMA, said this during an interview with the News Agency of…

Police kill man on wanted armed robbery list

Nigeria-police The police in Enugu on Sunday said they killed a man on their list of suspected notorious armed robbers in a gun duel. Ebere Amaraizu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the State, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the man was identified as Uchenna Ngene, a.k.a. Youngboy. “He…

Burglary kingpin nabbed in Enugu

Nigeria-police The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested another alleged burglary kingpin, Ibrahim Saad, 26, within three days of nabbing a burglary kingpin in Enugu. The command’s spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Tuesday. Amaraizu said the police recovered a ladder, hammer and…

Burglary kingpin nabbed in Enugu

Nigeria-police The Police Command in Enugu State says it has arrested an alleged burglary kingpin, named withheld, who has been on the trail of the police for over two weeks. The command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Enugu. He alleged…

72-yr-old accuses police of murdering her son in detention

Mrs. Chinyere Mba, A 72-year-old woman has cried out over the alleged killing of her 26-year-old son Chijioke Mba by men of the police force in Enugu. Reports say Chijioke was arrested on April 3, 2016, by the police in the Agbani area of the state, after a boy identified as Ebuka was earlier arrested…

Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Ikechukwu Henry Onyia for N4.5m

Fraud: Onyia-Henry issuing dud cheque Wilson Ujuwaren, Abuja: The EFCC has arraigned one Ikechukwu Onyia Henry before Hon. Justice. C.O. Ajah of the State High Court Enugu, Enugu State on four count charge bordering on Obtaining Money by False Pretences and issuance of dud cheques to the tune of N4, 500.000.00 (Four million five hundred…

Enugu names new Acting CJ after Umezulike’s sack for graft

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has appointed Justice Ngozi Emehelu as the new Acting Chief Judge (CJ) of the state. Emehelu’s appointment was sequel to the suspension of former state CJ, Justice Innocent Umezulike by the National Judicial Council (NJC) and his compulsory retirement by Governor Ugwuanyi. The new Acting CJ was sworn-in after…

Recession: Families advised to focus on preventive healthcare

The Enugu State Ministry of Health on Wednesday advised families and individuals to focus on preventive healthcare to save money for other needs. The Director of Public Health in the ministry, Dr Okechukwu Ossai, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the advice became necessary in view of the economic recession and…

Go And Warn Your Clients, EFCC Tells NBA

Wilson Ujuwaren, Abuja: Legal practitioners across the country have been charged to always give good and practical advice to their clients and the general public on the ills and consequences of engaging in financial and economic crimes and corruption. The charge was given by the Zonal Head, South East zone of the EFCC, Johnson Babalola…

Police rescue 84-year-old, daughter rescued from abductors

The police in Enugu State on Tuesday said that they have rescued an octogenarian, Mrs Roseline Odoh, and her daughter, Josephine, from their abductors. The Spokesman for the state police command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, told newsmen in Enugu that the 84-year-old woman and her daughter were kidnapped from their house at Ogbelle Ohullor in Udenu…

DBI Kano Gets Technical Board’s Nod To Run As Innovation Enterprise School

DBI Kano gets Technical Board’s nod to run as Innovation Enterprise School The Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Kano has got approval to operate as an Innovation Enterprise Institution. This was conveyed to DBI by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) recently. The letter conveying the approval and signed by Executive Secretary, of NBTE, Dr….

Herdsmen attack: Enugu community, seminary deserted

*My contact with slain Catholic priest -Fr. Mbata From Petrus Obi, Enugu A week after Fulani herdsmen attacked them, fleeing residents of Ndiagu Attakwu, Akagbeugwu of Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State are yet to return to their homes while their community remains deserted. Although the community is now calm with the heavy…

APC replies Gbazuagu, says they are not hungry

Leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State has taken a swipe at its former governorship candidate, Chief Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu, who referred to the party as being made up of hungry people. Reacting to a statement credited to Gbazuagu, the state publicity secretary, Mrs Kate Ofor said that their door was open…

Enugu attack: Buhari is sponsoring Herdsmen – CLO

KATSINA DELEGATES VISIT PRESIDENT ELECT GEN BUHARI 4. President Elect Gen Muhammadu Buhari (m) exchanging greeting with the former Governor Katsina, Alhaji Saidu Bardwith is Alhaji Mamman Daura when Katsina Delegation paid a congratulatory visit on his victory held at the APC campaign office in Abuja. Saturday APR 4 2014 The Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO,…

Woman, three others arraigned for selling baby for N500,000 in Enugu

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Enugu State on Wednesday arraigned one Ifeoma Eke, for allegedly selling her baby for N500, 000. Mrs. Eke was arraigned alongside three other persons involved in the act. The prosecutor, Peace Okpara, told the court the accused persons were arrested on February 19 for operating a baby factory at Ogwuago,…

Enugu attack: Buhari is sponsoring Fulani herdsmen – CLO

The Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari’s inaction over the continuous killings by Fulani herdsmen suggest that he is sponsoring them. CLO made the remark, following the massacre of 17 indigenes of Enugu State in the past four months by marauding Fulani herdsmen. A Member of the CLO Board of Governors,…

Flood displaces15 households in Enugu

Construction work on the Nsukka-Opi road in Nsukka Local Government Area in Enugu State has rendered at least 15 households in Uwani-Ugwu and Agbani villages homeless. The situation was aggravated by a downpour in the early hours of Tuesday. The flood from the downpour also washed away many farmlands in the communities. One of the…

Enugu State targets 1m children for immunisation

The Director of Public Health in the state, Dr. Okechukwu Ossai, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Enugu that the exercise was to tackle issues of maternal and child health to scale down maternal and infant mortality in the state The post Enugu State targets 1m children for immunisation appeared first on…