Tag: Enugu State

Just In: Gunmen kill former Enugu high court judge

Unknown gunmen on Sunday night shot dead, a former judge of Enugu State High Court identified as Justice Stanley Nnaji. The deceased, from Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State, was shot severally beside the Enugu Diagnostics Centre, by Ebeano Tunnel, after he was double-crossed and dragged out of his[Read More…]

INEC office in Enugu State has been razed down by midnight fire

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Obollo-Afor, Udenu local government area of Enugu State has been razed down by midnight fire. The police confirmed the fire incident In a statement by the Enugu police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, titled, ‘Fire incident at INEC office in Obollo-Afor: CP[Read More…]

“Prerogative of mercy” – Enugu governor pardons 25 prisoners

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has granted pardon to 25 inmates in Enugu, Nsukka and Oji River Correctional Centres. The pardon follows recommendation of an advisory council on prerogative of mercy, said secretary to the state government Simon Ortuanya in a statement issued Saturday, 13th June, 2020. According to[Read More…]

Just In: Enugu state has reported a fresh suspected case of Coronavirus

Enugu state has reported a fresh suspected case of COVID-19. This is confirmed in a statement from the permanent secretary in the state’s ministry of health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi. Dr Agujiobi says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been informed, while a sample has been collected and sent[Read More…]

No Free, Fair Election In Nigeria – Enugu Governor Ugwuanyi Says

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that there has not been any free and fair election in Nigeria in the last couple of years. Ugwuanyi said this in Enugu when the Constitutional and Electoral Reform Committee led by Sen. Ken Nnamani paid him a courtesy call. He said[Read More…]

My People Were Neglected For 8 Years By Sullivan Chime’s Administration— Ekweremadu Laments

The Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, said former Gov. Sullivan Chime’s administration in Enugu state, neglected the people of Aninri Local Government Area for eight years. Speaking on Saturday in Aninri during the flag-off of nine rural projects funded by the state government, Ekweremadu said that the[Read More…]

“Our Priests Are Being Attacked, Harassed By Fulani Herdsmen” – Bishop Condemns The Killing of Catholic Priests In Enugu

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, has described the attack on three catholic priests by suspected herdsmen in Enugu as unfortunate and saddening. Three Catholic priests were on Sept. 26, attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Akachine, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State on their[Read More…]

Fulani Herdsmen Strike Again In Enugu, Kidnap Catholic Priest

The Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, yesterday alleged that suspected Fulani herdsmen armed with dangerous weapons including guns, attacked and kidnapped the Rector of Tansi Major Seminary, Rev. Fr. Dr. Emmanuel Dim, while two other priests Rev. Frs. Jude Chukwuneke and Jude Ezeokana who were in the same vehicle with him[Read More…]

Enugu State Governor Constitutes Commission of Inquiry Into Killings Carried Out By Fulani Herdsmen

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has constituted a commission of inquiry into the April 25 invasion of Nimbo community by suspected herdsmen that left scores of people dead. Mr. Ugwuanyi made the announcement on Friday night in Enugu during a state-wide broadcast after his arrival from Abuja where he[Read More…]

Fulani Herdsmen And Petty-Traders Reportedly Flee Enugu Following Massacre of Villagers

Fulani herdsmen and some petty-traders have deserted towns and villages in Enugu State, following the attack on Nimbo Community in Uzo Uwani Local Government Monday morning. Reports say security men drafted to Nimbo to prevent the attack abandoned their duty posts, paving the way for the herdsmen to kill over 40[Read More…]