Tag: Enugu

“The youths will rise against the government” – Father Mbaka turns against Buhari

Father Ejike Mbaka, a Catholic priest, has warned the Buhari administration that the youth will rise against the government if it does not cater to their needs. Mbaka, spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), issued the warning during the 2020 edition of the crossover night session tagged, “Cornucopia[Read More…]

Breaking: Tension in Enugu, 38 inmates escape from police custody

There is tension in Enugu State on Monday after over 38 criminals reportedly escaped from police custody. The inmates were remanded in the custody of the State Police Command for various offences. Police sources told The PUNCH on Monday that the inmates numbering between 38 and 40 escaped from the[Read More…]

In Enugu, Herdsmen destroyed plantation across 12 plots of land with 1000 improved variety of palm trees

The chairman of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, Chukwudi Nnadozie, has decried the inability of Forest Guards and Vigilante group personnel to check the excesses of herdsmen  on farmers in the council area. His outcry followed an alleged shooting of Festus Ayogu, a farmer at Ugbene Ajima, a[Read More…]

2 killed and others wounded as IPOB attack DSS operatives in Enugu

The Nigerian Police Force, has described what it called an “unprovoked violent attack” on DSS operatives by outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to a statement by Police spokesperson, Enugu state command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, the attack carried out in Enugu led to the death of two of people[Read More…]

COVID-19: Enugu reviews business operation guidelines

Enugu State Government has issued new operation guidelines for commercial tricycle operators, markets, restaurants and bars in the state as it anticipates easing of COVID-19 lockdown. The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya, said in a statement on Tuesday that this was in strict adherence to Nigeria Centre[Read More…]

NMA reacts to reports of violence at doctors’ elections in Enugu

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has condemned reported violent clashes during the chairmanship election of the Enugu chapter of the association. In a statement posted on the NMA official website, the association’s president, Innocent Ujah, said he had “gotten unverified reports of skirmishes during the conduct of elections in some[Read More…]

Enugu state government directs all civil servants to resume work

Enugu State government, South East Nigeria has directed all civil servants in the state to resume work on Monday, August 3, 2020. A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya says Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi gave the directive on Wednesday. The statement further advised returning civil servants[Read More…]

Enugu airport will reopen August 30

Minister for Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosed the Akanu Ibiam International Airport would finally be reopened on or August 30 2020. The airport was shut down on August 24, 2019 for rehabilitation of the three kilometers runway with a promise that it would be ready for Christmas use on[Read More…]

COVID-19: In Enugu, Journalists reject palliatives from state Govt

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Enugu State Council on Saturday rejected the palliative from Enugu State Government over alleged interference in the union activities. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that problem started when the government representatives led by the state Commissioner for Information, Chidi Aroh, announced that[Read More…]

Lockdown: Bishop of Enugu Anglican Diocese Says He Will Not Shut Down Church Services

Archbishop of the Enugu Province and Bishop of Enugu Anglican Diocese, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, yesterday, said the Province will not shut any of its branches over Coronavirus pandemic. Chukwuma who faulted the order of government for churches and places of worship not to open, said it was unfortunate and wrong[Read More…]