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Impeachment: Senators, Reps Divided As Afenifere Backs Mbaka’s Verdict On Buhari
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Impeachment: Senators, Reps Divided As Afenifere Backs Mbaka’s Verdict On Buhari

Some senators and members of the House of Representatives as well as sociocultural organisations on Thursday expressed divergent views on the call by the spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Father Ejike Mbaka, on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign or be impeached. The cleric, who publicly supported the candidature of President Buhari in the build-up to the 2015 elections, said “God is angry with the president.” His call for Buhari’s resignation or impeachment came 24 hours after a renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi raised the alarm that nobody is safe anymore in the country, and challenged the president to act. While some members of the National Assembly said Father Mbaka was right, others said the suggestion was overkill. The Yoruba sociocu...
Hope Uzodinma Killed While Alive, God Bless Nnamdi Kanu – Mbaka
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Hope Uzodinma Killed While Alive, God Bless Nnamdi Kanu – Mbaka

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, Catholic Priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, has accused the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma of organizing the killing of Imo State residents. Mbaka said although he does not support terrorism, he stands against killing and labeling innocent youths of the country as ‘terrorists’. He opined that the recent jail break in Imo State could be God’s way of releasing his people from prison. Mbaka also wondered why the killing of a top commander of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, Ikonso Don was being celebrated. The Cleric further warned the leaders to kill poverty, unemployment and insecurity, because God is angry with them, adding that those advising Uzodinma have killed him while he is still alive. ”I can never support terror...
South East Governors Hold Security Meeting In Enugu
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South East Governors Hold Security Meeting In Enugu

HAPPENING NOW! South East Governors Hold Security Meeting In Enugu (Photos) South East Governors' Forum Security meeting with leaders of the religious, traditional and socio-political institutions in the zone, commences at the Government House, Enugu
Muslims React To Newly Built Mosque In Enugu
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Muslims React To Newly Built Mosque In Enugu

Although the nation adheres to a variety of values, ideologies, and faiths, Islam and Christianity are the most widely practiced. Aliyu Nwa Igede, an Igbo Muslim man, shared a photo of a beautiful newly built mosque in the south- eastern state of Enugu . He posted the photos to the Facebook group Igbo Muslim Ummah. The group which was created to connect Muslims of Igbo Origin had more than 8 , 500 followers . The user Aliyu captioned the images with the words : ‘Islam we move . The mosque below is not at Saudi Arabia. ( It is in ) Enugu State Nsukka . My town village . Alhamdulillah . ’ The post generated 457 Likes and 174 Comments within a period of Three Hours . Muslims in the group took their time to express their joy and admiration for the latest development. A user , N...
Pastor Adeboye In Enugu, Received By Governor Ugwuanyi
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Pastor Adeboye In Enugu, Received By Governor Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State receives the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport and the Government House, Enugu. Our Father in the Lord, Pastor Adeboye, is in Enugu State for the South East Ministers and Workers meeting of the Church, holding at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, with Pastor Kalu Ndukwe Kalu, the Assistant Continental Overseer, South East/Africa Continent 1, as the host. The God fearing Governor of Enugu State also accompanied the General Overseer to the venue of the religious event. Deaconess Ifeoma Nwobodo and some other leaders of RCCG in the South East were also at the Enugu airport to receive their Father in the Lord. #EnuguStateIsInTheHandsOfGod #amok...
FG Fixes Dates To Reopen Kano, Enugu, PH Airports For International Flights
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FG Fixes Dates To Reopen Kano, Enugu, PH Airports For International Flights

The federal government has announced dates for the reopening of Kano, Enugu, and Port Harcourt airports, for international flights. Speaking at the weekly briefing of the presidential taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, said Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu airports will be reopened for international flights on April 5, April 15 and May 3 respectively. There have been calls for the federal government to reopen the international wing of the airports, since it was shut in 2020 as part of efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The minister had said the decision to suspend international flights in Kano — as is the case with the airports in Enugu and Port Harcourt — was for health and security reasons. “There have been agitations for us to ...
Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State
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Water Scarcity In Enugu: Long Queues Sighted In Most Parts Of The State

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who monitored the situation in Enugu on Thursday, reported that the worst hit were residents of Independence Layout, Community Layout in Transekulu, Achara Layout and Emene. Some of the residents told NAN that they had not had water since the New Year, adding that they had been at the mercy of water vendors. Pat Chukwuma, who lives at Independence Layout, told NAN she has been buying water from vendors since she moved into the layout nine years ago. “Ever since I moved into this area, we only had tap water twice in 2014 but from then till now, I buy water from vendors at a very costly amount, between N18,000 and N20,000. “Again, we cannot do borehole due to the topography of Enugu which is covered by coal,” she said. Eucharia...
#NoWaterInEnugu: “I am in tears”- Residents groan on Twitter as acute water scarcity hits Enugu
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#NoWaterInEnugu: “I am in tears”- Residents groan on Twitter as acute water scarcity hits Enugu

Enugu residents have taken to Twitter to lament after acute water scarcity hit the state capital and its environs. It was gathered that residents have not had water since New Year and depend on tanker drivers and vendors for their supply. The areas worst hit by the water scarcity include Independence Layout, Transekulu, Achara Layout, Emene, among others. Meanwhile, the hashtag #NoWaterInEnugu is currently one of the trending topics on Twitter with residents lamenting their woes. Others shared photos of children seen fetching water and people in long queues with buckets and Jerrycans, calling on the state Government to immediately take action. One of the residents, Chukwu Amaechi said he buys water from vendors at a costly amount to fill up a 3000 litre tank. "I m...
Southern States Dismiss Blockade While North Food Traders Insist On Strike
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Southern States Dismiss Blockade While North Food Traders Insist On Strike

Some southern state governments and farmers have dismissed blockade by northern food suppliers, saying it is an opportunity for the South to boost its food production capacity. Officials of the states including Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Enugu and Ondo in separate interviews with The PUNCH on Monday explained their actions to ensure self-sufficiency in food and animal production. But Ondo and Cross Rivers states went further to take a swipe at the northern food suppliers, saying they would not beg the traders to end their blockade, which entered the 4th day on Monday. Recall that cattle and foodstuff dealers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria on Thursday stopped supplies to the South. Their action followed the FG’s failure...
Couple Arrested In Enugu For Stealing & Swapping Beverages With Adulterated Ones
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Couple Arrested In Enugu For Stealing & Swapping Beverages With Adulterated Ones

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a couple, Chinedu Ibekwe and Blessing Ibekwe along with an accomplice for alleged theft and adulteration of beverages. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday February 25, said the couple allegedly steals bottles of different wines from various supermarkets by swapping them with fake and adulterated ones. "On 11/2/2021 at about 1500hrs, Operatives attached to Abakpa Police Division arrested one Chinedu Ibekwe (m) aged 36 and his wife Blessing Ibekwe aged 26, both of Ndiagu-Amaechi, Awkunanaw, Enugu," the statement reads. "Their arrest was due to a report received that the duo stole bottles of different brands of wine valued at One Hundred and Seventy Thousand Naira (N170,000...
APC Offers Night Registration For Shy PDP Members In Enugu
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APC Offers Night Registration For Shy PDP Members In Enugu

As the ongoing nationwide registration/ membership revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) continues, the Enugu state caretaker committee chairman of the party Dr. Ben Nwoye, has urged the electorate, including members of the peoples Democratic party PDP in the state to use the opportunity to embrace the Nigeria’s ruling party. Nwoye, who spoke shortly after revalidating his membership of the APC at his Afianwakpaka 00-12 polling unit in Amuri ward in Nkanu West local government area of Enugu State, said the APC was ready to offer registeration to members of the PDP who are ashamed to come out in the daytime. He assured that the APC was prepared to welcome all including “our brothers and sisters willing to dump the sinking PDP ship for our party. He said: ...
United Nigeria Airline Arrives Enugu With Dikeora On Board
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United Nigeria Airline Arrives Enugu With Dikeora On Board

High Chief Obiora Okonkwo's United Nigeria Airline (the only Airplane in Africa that flies to Unite) this morning left Lagos Airport for Enugu Airport and arrived safely. Some of the passengers who were on board narrated their experience as: out of this world class flight, luxurious, easy take off, divine cruise and smooth landing characterised the journey of the United Nigeria Airline. At the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu, are: His Excellency Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, ably represented by Enugu State Deputy Chief of Staff, His Majesty Igwe Alexander Onyido of Ogidi, His Royal Highness Igwe Chris Onyekwuluje of Umunya, His Royal Highness Igwe Ogidiga of Ifite-Ogwari, among numerous. Also are mennof God who have come to commit the United Nigeria Airline, and Enugu hea...
Gustavo Cubana Hosts Mega Pool Party With Rema, Jowi Zaza, Others In Enugu
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Gustavo Cubana Hosts Mega Pool Party With Rema, Jowi Zaza, Others In Enugu

One of the most visited entertainment centers in Nigeria, located in Enugu state and popularly known as Gustavo by Cubana has hosted one of the most amazing and eventful pool party with famous Nigeria Singer "Rema." The Pool Party was held on Thursday 21st January 2021 at Lanueva Hotels, at Independence Layout in Enugu. The event witnessed the live performance of one of Nigeria's finest and trending Superstar "Rema", alongside other popular Showbiz Entrepreneurs, celebrities and famous Personalities, including the likes of Obi cubana, Papi gustavo, Alanazunwa 1 CEO Erokam empire, Jowi Zaza, Okpoka Na Abba, Dr Ebuka, amongst others. Speaking with Guests, several of them commended the Organisers of such an amazing, well attended and epoch pool party in Enugu state, especially as it...
Ekweremadu Chased Out Of Football Match In Enugu
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Ekweremadu Chased Out Of Football Match In Enugu

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Sunday, whisked away in Ulunya, Ovoko, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, when some suspected thugs invaded a football pitch where he kicked-off a match. Vanguard gathered that some thugs who were not comfortable that a football tournament was sponsored by Ike Oha Foundation, owned by Ekweremadu, pulled down the goal posts and allegedly chased the lawmaker and his entourage out of the match venue. Some youths who spoke to Vanguard on the incident on the condition of anonymity alleged that the thugs were hired by the member representing Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency in the House of the Representatives, Pat. Asadu. The youths further alleged that they had approached Asadu to sponsor the...
Five Men Inscribe ’50K’ On Teenager After Raping Her In Enugu
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Five Men Inscribe ’50K’ On Teenager After Raping Her In Enugu

A man, identified as Okwudili, a shop owner at Proda junction in Enugu State, has been accused of kidnapping, torturing and gang-raping a 16-year old girl in connivance with four alleged cult members. Okwudili and his accomplices reportedly inscribed N50,000 on the back of the victim and left her unconscious in remote farmland in the state before they reluctantly invited the victim's sister, Prisca Eze, to pick up her sibling. In two petitions to the commissioner of police in Enugu State, Ahmed Abdulrahman, SaharaReporters learned that the victim was an apprentice to a fruit seller close to Okwudili's shop. "On Friday, November 6, Mr Okwudili was going out early in the afternoon and handed his shop key to the victim and asked her to help him look after his shop," the petition ...
Chisom Chukwuneke: 17-year-old girl who got 7 A1s in WAEC dies
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Chisom Chukwuneke: 17-year-old girl who got 7 A1s in WAEC dies

A teenager who got 7A1s in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has died. Chisom Chukwuneke, made straights A’s in the entrance exam and emerged the best student from her school, Graceland college in Enugu last year. She went on to win numerous academic awards in her school. Chisom was reportedly sick and was already making a recovery before she died. A photo of her as she sat on her hospital bed has been shared online. Her obituary reveals she died on October 18 in a hospital in South Africa. She will be buried on Tuesday, December 1, in Okpuno village, Umuogali, Oba, Idemili South Anambra state. Chisom's father, Professor Felix Chukwuneke took to Facebook to mourn her demise. Narrating his experience before her demise, he wrote: "ANGELIC EXIT O...
Enugu EndSARS Panel Commences Sitting To Determine Compensation For Victims
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Enugu EndSARS Panel Commences Sitting To Determine Compensation For Victims

Sequel to the approval of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, the Office of the State Head of Service, on Monday, commenced a three-week training for civil servants in the area of Information Communication Technology (ICT). Declaring the training open, the State Head of Service, Mr. Ken Chukwuegbo, disclosed that the essence of the exercise was to enhance the intellectual ability of the civil servants to meet up with the demands of modern administrative engagements. Mr. Chukwuegbo pointed out that "to get a civil service knowledge-based society; training is utmost", stressing that “for any government to be successful, it requires the inputs of civil servants”. The Head of Service therefore commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for being in the vanguard of changing the face of the civi...
Truck Crashes Into A School Bus In Enugu, Many Pupils Dead (Graphic Photos)
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Truck Crashes Into A School Bus In Enugu, Many Pupils Dead (Graphic Photos)

An unconfirmed number pupils have been confirmed dead in a road accident that happened on Wednesday evening, at Mmaku Hill, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State. The tragic incident happened at Nkwo junction around 4:30pm when driver of Presentation Nursery and Primary school bus was conveying each pupils to their various destinations. It was gathered that the accident occurred after the brake of a company truck failed and rammed into a pupil filled school bus. A source, Spartan Arinze, told our correspondent that the pupils who are mostly the victims including some staff died immediately after the accident. The tragic accident also claimed the lives of a roadside tyre repairer, cyclist and mechanic, the source said. Others who survived the ghastly accident are curren...
Enugu EndSARS Stray Bullet Saga: No Governor Orders The Military – Army Officer
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Enugu EndSARS Stray Bullet Saga: No Governor Orders The Military – Army Officer

One of the soldiers mobilized by the military to protect the innocent female students at Queens School Enugu, last Saturday, following a security report that armed hoodlums and criminals parading themselves as #EnuguSARS protesters wanted to invade the school in search of COVID-19 palliatives, has opened up on what transpired, contrary to the stories being peddled on the social media. The soldier who spoke to our correspondent in confidence disclosed that there was no directive from anybody, as being mischievously peddled on social media, to shoot or kill the hoodlums and criminals who in their numbers, some with weapons, attempted to overpower the security agencies and forcefully invade the school, where the young girls are staying. The military officer stated categorically that...
EndSARS Riots: Principal Of Queens School Enugu Sends SOS To Security Agencies
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EndSARS Riots: Principal Of Queens School Enugu Sends SOS To Security Agencies

The principal of Queens School Enugu, Mrs. Ada Nweke, has cleared the air on the allegation that COVID-19 palliatives earlier stocked in the school were still there, stating categorically that “the materials are no more in the school” as the items had been distributed by the Enugu State Government Committee on Palliatives, on August 2020, to the less privileged and vulnerable groups across the 17 Local Government Areas of the state. Speaking to newsmen when she led them to inspect the school, Mrs. Nweke who disclosed that the female students have been traumatized, since the threat by hoodlums to invade the school came up, called on the security agencies in the country to come to their rescue. The principal said that the call became necessary because “we don’t want what happened t...
Governor Ugwuanyi Imposes 24-hour Curfew In Enugu Metropolis
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Governor Ugwuanyi Imposes 24-hour Curfew In Enugu Metropolis

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has ordered the imposition of 24-hour curfew in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, effective from 7pm today, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, until further notice. The order was contained in a statement on Wednesday, signed by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh. Aroh stated that the decision “followed the observed hijack of #EndSARS protests, which had been peaceful in the past days, by miscreants who plan to unleash mayhem”. He added that “the Governor of Enugu State in fulfillment of his primary responsibility of protection of lives and property of all law-abiding residents in the state has therefore, ordered the imposition of the curfew in the above mentioned local governments, until furt...
Man Killed Inside His Barber Shop In Nsukka, Enugu (Graphic Photos)
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Man Killed Inside His Barber Shop In Nsukka, Enugu (Graphic Photos)

It was a black Monday when 6 armed men stormed a young guy's barbing saloon in Amugu, Nsukka local Enugu state close to University of Nigeria, Nsukka and killed him. His name is Kelechi Onah from Owerre Ezeorba in Udenu local government, Enugu state. An eye witnesses said about 6 strange men were seen loitering with 2 bikes around the area between the hours of 3-4pm on Monday 15th June 2020. Nobody knew they were assassins who were busy monitoring the area to know when to strike. It was after some minutes they entered the guy's shop and shot the guy at close range while barbing one of the assassins who pretended to come to barb his hair, mounted their bikes and zoomed off including the one he was barbing who also mounted the bike with them. Thank God for the women who were around t...
Governor Ugwuanyi Pardons 25 Prisoners In Enugu
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Governor Ugwuanyi Pardons 25 Prisoners In Enugu

Governor of Enugu State ,Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Thursday, granted pardon to twenty-five (25) inmates in Enugu, Nsukka and Oji River Correctional Centres. A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, disclosed that the pardon was sequel to the recommendation of the Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy, and in exercise of the powers conferred on the governor by “Section 212 (I) (a-d) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended”. According to the statement by the SSG, 19 affected inmates were from Enugu Correctional Centre, five from Nsukka and one from Oji-River. The names of the inmates are as follows: Egwu Chukwuebuka, Anthony Ejiogu, Chibuzo Ugwu, Ikechukwu Elom, Ejike Anigbo, Ozioma Onuegbu, Chukwu Fra...
Peter Obi Denies Buying N650m Mansion In Enugu
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Peter Obi Denies Buying N650m Mansion In Enugu

Former vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi, has denied reports of buying a N650 million mansion in Enugu. Earlier today, a Twitter user claimed the former Anambra state governor, purchased a mansion in the Coal City state. Taking to Twitter to deny the report, Obi said he doesn’t need a house outside Anambra. He added that he was committed to building hospitals and schools instead of buying himself a house. “Contrary to the reports on social media, I didn’t buy any house in Enugu or elsewhere. I do not need a house outside of Anambra for now, and I am committed to living in my house in Onitsha,” he wrote on Twitter  
COVID-19: Enugu Approves Assurance Package For Doctors, Other Health Workers
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COVID-19: Enugu Approves Assurance Package For Doctors, Other Health Workers

In furtherance of his resolve to strengthen the state’s response to Corona Virus Disease pandemic, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the immediate provision of Group Life/Group Personal Accident Assurance Policy for all medical doctors in the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu. In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, the assurance package is also extended to all doctors in the State Ministry of Health and all other health workers. Other beneficiaries, according to the statement, include fire fighters, staff of Enugu State Emergency Management Agency and all those involved in other essential services. Prof. Ortuanya added that Gov. Ugwuanyi is hopeful this good...
103 Killed by Lassa Fever in 16 States
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103 Killed by Lassa Fever in 16 States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday February 19, revealed that that 103 people have been killed by Lassa fever since its recent outbreak on December 30, 2019. Late victims of the disease resided in Ondo, Edo, Ebonyi, Kano, Kogi, Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi, Enugu, Abia, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Sokoto and Katsina. A total of 586 cases have been confirmed across the country. Edo has the highest burden of confirmed cases at 35 per cent, followed by Ondo with 32 per cent and Ebonyi at six per cent. 26 states have also recorded at least one confirmed case across the 101 local government areas in the country. NCDC's report reads in part; “Cumulatively from week one to week 07, 2020, 103 deaths have been reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 17.6 per ...
Father Mbaka Denies Bayelsa State Governorship Election Prophecy
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Father Mbaka Denies Bayelsa State Governorship Election Prophecy

The founder and director of Adoration Ministry, Emene, Enugu, AMEN, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka has refuted a purported prophecy report in social media alleging that he predicted the new Bayelsa governor will stay only 2 months in office. The Enugu fiery priest denied the rumour during his Sunday sermon at the Adoration ground, Emene, Enugu. Mbaka maintained that he has never at any time, place or circumstance made any prophecy about Bayelsa or who becomes the Governor of the state or his duration in office. Describing the report as malicious, handwork of mischief makers and wicked individuals who are on demonic and satanic assignment to damage his reputation, Mbaka, warned them to deceased else they would attract the wrath of God upon themselves. According to a statement signed by...
Coronavirus: NCDC Says FG To Site Isolation Centres In FCT, 7 States
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Coronavirus: NCDC Says FG To Site Isolation Centres In FCT, 7 States

The National Centre for Disease Control says isolation facilities for coronavirus will be sited in the Federal Capital Territory and seven states across Nigeria. The NCDC, in a statement on its website yesterday, said it “is currently preparing treatment and isolation facilities in the Federal Capital Territory and seven other priority states in Nigeria. They are Lagos, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers, Enugu, Delta, Cross River and Kano States. The centre said the risk assessment conducted by the World Health Organisation which placed Nigeria at high risk, implied that “there is a high chance of an infected person coming into Nigeria. Till date, there’s no confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.” It said though the WHO had not placed any travel or trade restriction on China, it was ad...
Another American Flies Down To Enugu To Marry His Love
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Another American Flies Down To Enugu To Marry His Love

Just days after social media was agog with news that a 53-year-old American was in Kano to marry her 23-year-old lover, Another American has embarked on that journey to marry a bride in Enugu. The man, Richard Stewart tied the knot with an indigene of Enugu state, Precious Destiny. Her Husband husband hails from the US state of Hawaii based in the pacific. The couple revealed their love began on social media with simple exchanges of “Hi”, but with time blossomed over the three year periods that they got to know each other online. See the pictures of their beautiful wedding below:
Mbaka May Be Barred From Preaching By Catholic – Adewale Martins
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Mbaka May Be Barred From Preaching By Catholic – Adewale Martins

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Adewale Martins, says the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, could be banned from preaching if he continues to deviate from the doctrines and tenets of the Catholic Church. Martins, who was appointed Archbishop of Lagos by the Pope in 2012, said this during an interview with the BBC Igbo while reacting to Mbaka’s prophecy that Hope Uzodinma would emerge as governor of Imo State. Mbaka had on New Year’s Eve prophesied that Uzodinma would emerge as governor in 2020, a prophecy which came to pass on Tuesday when the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha and named Uzodinma as the duly elected governor. Reacting to the prophecy, which has stirred heated debate, the archbishop said Mbaka was under the Diocese of...
Police parade officers arrested for brutalising civilian in Enugu
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Police parade officers arrested for brutalising civilian in Enugu

Enugu State Police Command has paraded three of its officers who were caught brutalising a civilian identified as Mr Justice Obasi in a viral social media video. It was learnt that the incident which took place on January 4 along Kenyatta Street, Uwani, Enugu attracted the attention of the Inspector General of Police who ordered the identification and prosecution of the erring officers. Commissioner of Police in Enugu, Mr Ahmed Abdurahman, while addressing journalists in his office on Monday revealed that the command had constituted a panel of inquiry whose report would be used as a base for the orderly room trial of the affected officers. He said the panel had been given three days to conclude its work and report back to the command through his office. After the panel’s thre...
Fire Burnt down Ogbete Main Market in Enugu
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Fire Burnt down Ogbete Main Market in Enugu

A section of the popular Ogbete market in Enugu state was gutted by fire today Friday January 3rd. The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. Men of the state fire service were there to help put out the fire. See more photos below:
‘Ignore Father Mbaka’s 2020 Prophesies’ – Gov. Ihedioha Tells Imolites
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‘Ignore Father Mbaka’s 2020 Prophesies’ – Gov. Ihedioha Tells Imolites

The governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that he was unperturbed about the new year prophecy of the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Revd. Fr. Ejike Mbaka. The fiery Catholic priest had prophesied that the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate at the March 9, 2019, governorship election in Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, will become the governor of the state this year. The cleric was quoted as saying, “I don’t know the manner the revelation will manifest but no prophecy has ever been declared on this prayer ground without coming to pass. “In spite of all that would happen this 2020, there is hope. In Imo State, there is hope. Hope, hope, hope. Hope in Imo State. Imo people have suffered but God is raising a new hope that would be an agen...
Lady Left Calabar For Enugu To Meet Her Date But Met 12-year-old Boy Instead
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Lady Left Calabar For Enugu To Meet Her Date But Met 12-year-old Boy Instead

A story shared by a Nigerian lady on popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, has got people talking. The woman claimed to have travelled to another state just to visit a man only to find a boy who is not even a teenager. The lady identified by her Twitter handle as @Nobodyvexx recounted how she travelled all the way from Calabar, Cross River state to Enugu state just to visit a man she has been chatting up. @Nobodyvexx expressed that she got to the place only to find out that she had been chatting with a 12-year-old boy. So I wasted my Transport fare from Calabar to Enugu only to find out That have been chatting with 12 years old boy
Enugu Pastor kills his girlfriend for refusing to buy him a tricycle, steals her money to renovate his church
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Enugu Pastor kills his girlfriend for refusing to buy him a tricycle, steals her money to renovate his church

A Pastor identified as Chukwuemeka Ezeh has been arrested by the Enugu State Police command for killing his girlfriend, Miss Ogechukwu Ogbodo at her apartment located at Railway axis of Enugu metropolis. The General Overseer of Royal Prince Prophetic Ministry whose girlfriend is a recharge card sales agent until her death, began fighting with her after she refused to buy him a tricycle. He was reportedly on a visit on July 15, 2019, when he discovered that his girlfriend of five years came home with N2m which she intended to deposit in the bank the next day. Upon making the discovery, Pastor Ezeh killed his girlfriend, ransacked her house and took the money and title documents to her landed property. The New Generation Church Pastor subsequently used the money to procure musical i...
South African Returnee Caught In Armed Robbery In Enugu
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South African Returnee Caught In Armed Robbery In Enugu

A South African returnee has been arrested by the police in Enugu State for alleged involvement in an armed robbery. The suspect, Kingsley Okonkwo, from Agbogugu, Awgu LGA, Enugu State, was among 15 suspects paraded at the headquarters of the State Police Command on Tuesday. Briefing journalists on the latest breakthrough of the command, the State Commissioner of Police, an Ahmad Abdur-Rahman said they arrested 15 suspected criminals and made some recoveries.
IGP Deploys Detectives To Enugu, Ogun To Fish Out Killers Of Priest, Abductors
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IGP Deploys Detectives To Enugu, Ogun To Fish Out Killers Of Priest, Abductors

The Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has deployed detectives to Enugu and Ogun States to fish out killers of a catholic priest and abductors of some pastors from the Redeemed Christain Church of God. Force public relations officer Frank Mba who made this known said the detectives from IGP-Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), the Forensic and Homicide sections of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), would work along the police State command to bring the killers and abductors to book. Mba, in a statement said “The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered massive manhunt for the killers of Rev. Father Paul Offu, a Catholic Priest in charge of St. James the Greater Parish Catholic Church Ugbawka in Enugu state. Consequently, crack detective...
RUGA: Fulani Not Planning To Install Emirs in Enugu, Asaba – MURIC
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RUGA: Fulani Not Planning To Install Emirs in Enugu, Asaba – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has cautioned Nigerians against politicizing the suspended Federal Government Rural Grazing Reserved Area, otherwise known as RUGA, for herdsmen. The Islamic human rights organization, which gave the warning through its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Thursday, said; “Nigerians should stop listening to rogue politicians.” The group noted that there was nothing like Fulanis planning to install Emir of Oshogbo, Emir of Enugu or Emir of Asaba. It is all balderdash, adding that these are false alarms being raised by unscrupulous politicians and expired demagogues. The group observed, “For decades in this country, we have always had Seriki Hausawa in almost all the cities of the South just as we have always had In a Yoruba and Igwe of the Igbo in...
The Police Deny Reported Chasing Out Of Herdsmen In Enugu, Threaten Sanction
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The Police Deny Reported Chasing Out Of Herdsmen In Enugu, Threaten Sanction

The Police in Enugu State have described the reported chasing away of some herdsmen from Enugu community as the handiwork of mischief makers, vowing to bring such persons to book. DAILY POST reports that this was contained in a statement issued Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, SP Ebere Amaraizu. A video had surfaced online, with a claim that herders were chased away from Nenwe in Nkanu, Enugu State. But Amaraizu, in the statement, declared that no such incident happened in the State. The statement read: “The Enugu State command of the Nigeria police force wishes to inform members of the public that its attention has been drawn to information in existence that large herd of cows and some herders were escorted peacefully out of nenwe, Aninr...
Nigerian Air Force Denies Report Of Helicopters “Dropping Weapons For Herdsmen In Enugu
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Nigerian Air Force Denies Report Of Helicopters “Dropping Weapons For Herdsmen In Enugu

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) denies report of helicopters "dropping weapons for Fulani herdsmen in the forest area of Akwuke Community in Enugu South LGA of Enugu State".. ... Says the report was false and "deliberately misleading and obviously concocted by the writer to cause disaffection and incite negative, divisive emotions". The statement from NAF reads: "PRESS RELEASE FALSE REPORTS OF AIRCRAFT DELIVERING ITEMS IN AKUKWE FOREST AREA OF ENUGU STATE 1. The attention of Headquarters Ground Training Command (HQ GTC) Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Enugu has been drawn to a story being circulated by some mischievous, misguided elements purporting that NAF helicopters were being used to “drop” weapons for Fulani herdsmen in the forest area of Akwuke Community in Enugu South Local Go...
How Civil War Made Me Go Into Transportation Business – Chief G.U Okeke
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How Civil War Made Me Go Into Transportation Business – Chief G.U Okeke

  Chairman, Board of Directors, G. U. Okeke Transport Services Company Limited, Chief Godwin Ubaka Okeke, has said he ventured into transportation business immediately after the civil war in 1970. Chief Okeke, who is also chairman, Board of Directors, ANAMMCO Ltd., said though he suffered with his family just like any other Igbo in the 30-month war, the moment it was announced that the war had ended, he and his brother trekked 12 kilometres between his Adazi-Ani community to Nnewi, Anambra State, just to confirm the report. He noted that after the confirmation that the war had ended, he took his parent’s Peugeot 404 saloon car to Onitsha to check if the family’s businesses were still intact. Narrating his experience, Chief Okeke said as he was about to return to Adazi-...
Police arrest Enugu pastor for allegedly impregnating 20 church members
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Police arrest Enugu pastor for allegedly impregnating 20 church members

A Nigerian pastor who allegedly impregnated 20 members of his church in Enugu State has been arrested by the Nigerian Police. Pastor Timothy Ngwu who is the General Overseer of the Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity was arrested by officers of the Enugu State Police Command. Reports by church members say the pastor claimed that the Holy Spirit commanded him to impregnate as many female members of the church as possible. The Enugu state Police spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, who spoke on the incident said the pastor had been charged for sexual abuse. Sources revealed that Ngwu said the Holy spirit had given him the mandate to impregnate women in his ministry irrespective of their marital status. They added that the child delivered by every woman impregnated by the pastor is ...
Stakeholders Speak On Why Prostitution And Other Petty Offences Should Be Decriminalized
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Stakeholders Speak On Why Prostitution And Other Petty Offences Should Be Decriminalized

Stakeholders at a summit in Enugu, weekend, called for the decriminalization of all petty offences with a view to decongesting Nigeria prisons. The opinion was formed as they all agreed that petty offences were mostly targeted at the poor and downtrodden in the society. All the participants at the Forum organized by the Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, (PRAWA), in Enugu said efforts must be made to amend all relevant criminal justice statutes to expunge decriminalize and declassify petty offences. Speaking while declaring the event open, the Comptroller of the Enugu State Prisons, Mr. Ndubuisi Ogbodo said available statistics at the Prisons Services “shows that we have a lot of congestion.” He, however, said it was difficult for the Service to classify all the inmates...
Enugu Rangers win appeal against Seka Pascal red card
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Enugu Rangers win appeal against Seka Pascal red card

The Flying Antelopes now have more attacking options as their Ivorian striker has been cleared ahead of Sunday’s derby clash against Enyimba Enugu Rangers have been handed a big boost ahead of Sunday’s Oriental Derby clash against Enyimba after having the red card given to their star striker Seka Pascal overturned. The Ivorian was given his marching orders when Rangers played against Bendel Insurance in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game last Thursday in Benin City. However, after investigations, the League Management Company (LMC) ruled that the red card was unjustly awarded against the striker and he is available for selection once more. Before the momentary setback, Seka has been enjoying a good run of form; scoring five goals in six league ma...
INEC confirms arrival of sensitive, non sensitive materials in Enugu
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INEC confirms arrival of sensitive, non sensitive materials in Enugu

Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Enugu, Dr Emeka Ononamdu who made this known to journalists while updating journalists and other stakeholders on the preparedness of INEC for the elections stated that the commission has recorded 100 percent completion of smart card reader’s configuration and charging. Ononamadu said that all the sensitive materials are currently at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Enugu for safekeeping. “As at today, we have received and confirmed all the sensitive material for gubernatorial and house of Assembly election. We have recorded 100 per cent completion of smart card reader configuration and charging, now ready for deployment to council areas and Registration Area Centres [RAC]. “We have equally distributed all the outstanding materials and funds f...
Fake Soldier Arrested in Ebonyi State
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Fake Soldier Arrested in Ebonyi State

A fake soldier has been arrested in Ebonyi state while he was attempting to withdraw proceeds of his illegal exploits.The suspect identified as 25-year-old Moris Mbam, who hails from Izzi local government area, was nabbed by police operatives attached to the Central Police Station, Abakaliki, at a commercial bank in Enugu, while attempting to withdraw proceeds of his illegal exploits. Parading the suspect before newsmen, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammed Mustafa, said the suspect was notorious in the state for using his fake Army uniform to extort money and goods of people and traders in the state. On December 25th last year, Mbam had used the same tactics to extort occupants of a building in Abakalili. the state capital, He collected N40, 000 and a Tecno phone from t...
Nancy Isime Glows In Yellow
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Nancy Isime Glows In Yellow

Show host and actress, Nancy Isime stuns in yellow outfit as she torch down Enugu. The beautiful star shared this picture on her social media page.

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