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Enugu State Government Allowed Us Use The Stadium Without Cost – Pastor Adeboye
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Enugu State Government Allowed Us Use The Stadium Without Cost – Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), #Pastor E. A. Adeboye @PastorEAAdeboye, speaks on his pleasant experience and the hospitality extended to him by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi during his visit to Enugu State, on Sunday... "On arriving the Akanu Ibiam Airport of the ancient coal city of Enugu, it was to my greatest surprise that the Governor, His Excellency Governor Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was there to welcome me. To honour his invitation, we headed to the state house and then to the Crusade with my children in the Region under the Regional Headquarters of RCCG in Enugu State. "Due to the kindness of His Excellency we were allowed to use the Nnamdi Azikwe stadium for our crusade at no cost and without any special appeal. "It is my most sincere p...
CAN Lauds Nsukka Professors, Ugwuanyi’s Friends For Paying ₦27.3M Hospital Bills
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CAN Lauds Nsukka Professors, Ugwuanyi’s Friends For Paying ₦27.3M Hospital Bills

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Enugu State chapter has commended the Association of Nsukka Professors and friends of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for keeping faith with the governor’s long-held tradition of celebrating his birthday, by paying huge hospital bills of discharged indigent patients in the state and other humanitarian gestures, on behalf of the governor. The Nsukka Professors in collaboration with friends of Gov. Ugwuanyi, voluntarily paid hospital bills of discharged indigent patients in both federal and state-owned health institutions in Enugu State as well as faith-based organizations, totaling over N27.3 million, to commemorate the governor’s 57th birthday. According to the President of Association of Nsukka Professors, Prof. Osita Okanya, the association...
Enugu assembly to drop life pension bill for ex-governors after it triggered an outcry
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Enugu assembly to drop life pension bill for ex-governors after it triggered an outcry

The bill seeking life pension for former governors of Enugu state is undergoing a major reconsideration by the state house of assembly. This is coming after protesters stormed the assembly complex at about 11 am on Tuesday March 16, demanding that the bill should be withdrawn. The executive bill titled ‘Enugu State Gubernatorial Pensions Bill 2021’, grants at least 900 percent of a governor’s annual salary as monetary entitlements for the former occupants of the office every year after leaving office. It also has provisions for major expenses an ex-governor can incur in his/her life, including financial responsibility for burial. Former Governor's wife are also entitled to N12 million as annual medical allowance. Speaking at the plenary today March 16, speaker of the hou...
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...
Enugu Governmet Accuses Flavour, Phyno Of Collecting N78m From Ekweremadu
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Enugu Governmet Accuses Flavour, Phyno Of Collecting N78m From Ekweremadu

The recent allegation levelled against popular music heavyweights, Flavour N’abania and Phyno by the Enugu State government that the duo collected the sum of N78 million from the former Deputy Senate president, Dr. Ike Ekweremmadu to tarnish the image of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi during the nationwide #ENDSARS protests are currently raising dust in many quarters. Some concerned stakeholders in the state are still wondering why the Technical Assistant to Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Media and Public Relations, Comrade Stanley Ezediuto should make such a ‘grave accusation’ on his social media handles, while many others have asked the Enugu State government to apologise to the artistes. However, the truth remains that many celebrities across the country participated actively in the...
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...
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...
Ooni Of Ife Commends Gov. Ugwuanyi For Been A Wonderful Leader, Donates Fumigation Equipments To Enugu
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Ooni Of Ife Commends Gov. Ugwuanyi For Been A Wonderful Leader, Donates Fumigation Equipments To Enugu

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunlusi, Ojaja II, in a statement on Thursday has extolled the leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing him as a “wonderful” leader whose hospitality is second to none. Oba Adeyeye made this known through his delegation who represented him at the Government House, Enugu, to deliver four modular motorized fumigators donated by him to the Enugu State government, as part of his contributions to contain the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Presenting the equipment, leader of the delegation, Princess Fadekemi Fadojutimi, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi “for the hospitality he has shown to us”, disclosing that the Imperial Majesty’s decision to donate the fumigators was borne out ...
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s Phone Hacked By Suspected Fraudsters
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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s Phone Hacked By Suspected Fraudsters

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s phone was recently hacked by suspected fraudsters as revealed in a statement released by the Enugu State Government on Thursday April 16. According to the state’s information commissioner Chidi Aroh, the Governor’s phone was hacked and used to call members of the public including Government Officials. The Enugu State Government who expressed regret over the development, said Security Agencies and the Telecom Service Providers have been duly notified and are working round the clock to apprehend the culprits. The statement reads; “It has come to the knowledge of Enugu State Government that the MTN Cell Phone Line of His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State was hacked by unknown fraudsters today, and has been used to call members of the public ...
I Didn’t Dare Government Over Closure Of Churches In Enugu – Bishop Chukwuma
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I Didn’t Dare Government Over Closure Of Churches In Enugu – Bishop Chukwuma

Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion) and Bishop of Enugu Anglican Diocese, Most. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has denied media reports alleging that he said that “the Province will not shut any of its branches over Coronovirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic”. Addressing newsmen at the Government House, Enugu after a closed-meeting with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmad AbdurRahman, Archbishop Chukwuma, said he was “very embarrassed to read the story in the newspaper and new media stressing that the story was untrue and misleading. He, therefore, stated that he did not dare the government or the security agencies as was erroneously reported.
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...
Enugu State Government Approves 30,000 Minimum Wage
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Enugu State Government Approves 30,000 Minimum Wage

Following the submission of the report of the joint committee of labour and the state government set up by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for the negotiation of the consequential adjustment of the N30,000 Minimum Wage, the Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) has approved the payment of the new wage for the state workers with effect from February 2020. Briefing newsmen at the Government House, Enugu, after a meeting with the Council, the leadership of the Organized Labour led by the Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, Comrade Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe, said that the EXCO’s approval was a product of collective bargaining between the labour and the state government. Comrade Igbokwe, who noted that this is the first time the labour was involved in the issue of Minim...
Enugu Host Fund Raising Dinner For Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup
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Enugu Host Fund Raising Dinner For Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has applauded the leadership qualities of the First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, in promoting and identifying with persons with disability, through sports. Gov. Ugwuanyi who spoke during the dinner organized by the Para Powerlifting Federation, under the Patronship of Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, to raise funds for the "Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup", coming up in February, in Abuja, described the President’s wife as “a pacesetter”. The governor expressed gratitude to Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, who is the Grand Patron of the “Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup”, for nominating Enugu State to participate in the fund raising dinner as the host. Reiterating his administration’s commitment to the wellbeing of the people including...
Enugu LGA Chairman Allegedly Gives Out Wheel Barrows on Hire Purchase in Poverty Alleviation Project
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Enugu LGA Chairman Allegedly Gives Out Wheel Barrows on Hire Purchase in Poverty Alleviation Project

The Chairman of Enugu Transition Committee, Hon Chinwe Ugwu recently embarked on a poverty alleviation project and the poverty alleviation kit given out to residents of the local government was wheel barrows. It was further gathered that the Local Government Chairman who was appointed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi gave out the wheel barrows on hire purchase to the local government residents. @The024Network tweeted; In Enugu State a transition chairperson appointed by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi the state Governor, has given out wheelbarrows on HIRE PURCHASE to people of Nsukka LGA. Enugu State is in the hands of God.  
Actress Rechael Okonkwo appointed as Ambassador on Youth Development in Enugu State by Governor Ugwuanyi
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Actress Rechael Okonkwo appointed as Ambassador on Youth Development in Enugu State by Governor Ugwuanyi

Actress, Rechael Okonkwo has been appointed as the Ambassador on Youth Development in Enugu State by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The excited actress took to Instagram to share the good news with her fans alongside sharing photos of herself posing side by side with the Enugu State governor as he presented the appointment letter to her. She wrote in her caption: 'I’m overwhelmed and glad to inform you that I have been appointed the ENUGU STATE AMBASSADOR ON YOUTH DEVELOPMENT by the state Governor, His excellency IFEANYI LAWRENCE UGWUANYI (GBURUS). 'I’m humbled that my state found me worthy to represent them and I promise to do my utmost best towards creating a positive impact in the lives of Youth and the people of Enugu State at large.'
Enugu Has Never Had A Leader Like Ugwuanyi – Father Mbaka
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Enugu Has Never Had A Leader Like Ugwuanyi – Father Mbaka

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as a rare and God-fearing leader who has continued to lead the state with uncommon zeal, passion and humility even after his re-election in office. Fr. Mbaka who spoke when Gov. Ugwuanyi, accompanied by his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, other elected public office holders at the state and national levels, leadership of the state Judiciary, Prince Engr. Arthur Eze, members of the State Executive Council (EXCO), state leadership and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), various support groups, among others, offered a special thanksgiving to God at the Adoration Ministry for his landslide victory at the last governorship election, stated ...
Anti-corruption: Ugwuanyi Lauds Buhari, EFCC
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Anti-corruption: Ugwuanyi Lauds Buhari, EFCC

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Monday, applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his administration’s determined fight against economic crimes and corruption in the country. Gov. Ugwuanyi, who spoke at the event commemorating this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day, held at the South East zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in Enugu, also appreciated the genuine efforts of the acting Chairman of the commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu and his team, in the enthronement of transparency and prudence in the management of public finances. The governor while acknowledging the contributions of the commission in the South East zone equally commended its zonal head, Usman Imam and his team for “your untiring efforts to sustain zero tolerance fo...
Rangers Vs ASCK: Ugwuanyi Gives Rangers’ Fans Free Entry Into The Stadium
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Rangers Vs ASCK: Ugwuanyi Gives Rangers’ Fans Free Entry Into The Stadium

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed that Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium be open to fans and supporters of Rangers Football Club Enugu to come and cheer their darling Rangers FC to victory as they face ASCK of Togo in order to qualify for the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup The match will be played on Sunday 3rd November, 2019. Rangers FC shared the news on Twitter. It reads: Enugu state executive governor, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has directed that all the gates into Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium be thrown wide open to fans and supporters of Rangers in Sunday's CCC match against ASCK of Togo. Up Rangers!! Never Say Die!!! Recall that the first tie in Togo ended 2-1 in favour of ASCK. Rangers will be hoping to defeat ASCK of Togo in Enugu in order to qua...
Enugu State Buys 100 Innoson Vans For Nigerian Police
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Enugu State Buys 100 Innoson Vans For Nigerian Police

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State at the Government House, Enugu on Tuesday handed over sixty five (65) patrol vans to the state command of the Nigeria Police Force to aid its security operations. The sixty five (65) patrol vans were among the 100 units of Innoson vehicles recently purchased by Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration to assist the security agencies in the state to effectively discharge their duties to enhance the peace, security and development. Gov. Ugwuanyi who had earlier unveiled the vehicles to journalists at the Government House, Enugu, explained that the 100 units of the patrol vans will be handed over to Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, among others. The governor added that another 260 vehicles as well as motor...
Govt Ifeanyi Proposes Anti-kidnapping Law, To Employ 1,700 Forest Guards
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Govt Ifeanyi Proposes Anti-kidnapping Law, To Employ 1,700 Forest Guards

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday rose from a crucial meeting with Vigilante/Neighbourhood Watch groups in the 17 local government areas of the state and took decisive decisions towards strengthening the security of the state. A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Simon Ortuanya, shortly after the meeting, stated that the state government upon reviewing the security situation in the state resolved to send an Anti-kidnapping Bill to the state assembly as an Executive Bill, to ensure maximum security. According to the statement, the state government also resolved to immediately overhaul the Vigilante Watch structure in the state for optimised service delivery, adding that the Enugu State Neigbourhood Watch Law 2016 will equally be reviewed. Mr Ug...
Ugwuanyi Didn’t Donate Any Land For Ruga Programme – CAN
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Ugwuanyi Didn’t Donate Any Land For Ruga Programme – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Enugu State chapter, on Thursday asked residents of the State to ignore rumour making the rounds that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the State has donated some land for the controversial Ruga programme. There were claims in some circles that the governor donated some hectres of land for the settlement project at some communities in the State. But addressing journalists, the Secretary of CAN in the State, Dr. Joseph Ajujungwa said checks by the Christian body showed that no such thing happened. He warned rumour mongers to desist from stoking unnecessary tension in the State, noting that such would do no one any good. He said that “we have taken time to investigate some of the allegations against the governor on this Ruga, claiming th...
Ugwuanyi A Human Rights Friendly Governor, Says NHRC
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Ugwuanyi A Human Rights Friendly Governor, Says NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the salient achievements his administration has recorded in promoting human rights in the state. The Commission also lauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for being gender sensitive through active involvement of women in the governance of the state as well as implementation of programmes and policies that improve the living standard of the people, especially the children and vulnerable. Speaking when a delegation from the Commission in Enugu paid the governor a courtesy visit at the Government House, Enugu, on Tuesday, the state coordinator, Dr. Valentine Madubuko, added that the signing into law of the Child Rights Act and subsequent establishment of Family Courts by Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administrat...
Eid-el-fitr: Ugwuanyi Calls For Prayers, Congratulates Muslims
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Eid-el-fitr: Ugwuanyi Calls For Prayers, Congratulates Muslims

As Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Fitr, to mark the end of Ramadan, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has enjoined all Nigerians to take advantage of the celebration to offer special prayers for the peace, unity, security and progress of the country. Gov. Ugwuanyi in a message, congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and other Muslim faithful on the successful completion of Ramadan, stating that Nigerians stand to benefit immensely from the spiritual rebirth offered by the fast. He therefore emphasized the compelling need for all Nigerians to continue to live in peace and harmony, to love and cherish one another as a people of “one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity”. While wishing Nigerians a pleasant and peaceful celebration, Gov. Ugwuanyi urged them to “remain comm...
‘Be Available For Our People’, Gov. Ugwuanyi Tells LG Public Office Holders
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‘Be Available For Our People’, Gov. Ugwuanyi Tells LG Public Office Holders

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has reiterated his second term inaugural speech’s stance for all critical players in local government areas to live in their respective domains to promote effective local administration and development, asking them to relocate to their communities. Gov. Ugwuanyi spoke at the Government House, Enugu, when he met with all the public office holders in the local government areas, namely, the council chairmen and their deputies; the councilors; supervisors; administrators and members of the development centres, among others. The governor, who thanked God for His blessings and a peaceful and successful transition, stated that the essence of the meeting was to charge public officers at the grassroots to rededicate themselves to their responsibil...
Runtown Debuts New Hairstyle
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Runtown Debuts New Hairstyle

Runtown who turned up for the inauguration ceremony of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday, debuted his new hairstyle. The new hairstyle Runtown debuted, came few days after the release of his new single 'emotions' which has been on Nigerian airwaves lately. Here is the photo below;
Pre-inauguration Service: No State Is As Peaceful As Enugu – Archbishop Chukwuma
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Pre-inauguration Service: No State Is As Peaceful As Enugu – Archbishop Chukwuma

 The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has expressed gratitude to God for the peace, unity and good governance being enjoyed in Enugu State under the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Archbishop Chukwuma who maintained that “no state in Nigeria is as peaceful as Enugu State”, also thanked God for the peaceful general election in the state and successful first term of Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration, declaring that God is in control of his second term. The Archbishop spoke at the Government House, Enugu, on Sunday during the inter-denominational Christian service organized by the state government as part of the activities marking the 2nd term inauguration of Gov. Ugwuanyi and his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Eze...
Enugu Muslims Pray for Buhari Over 2nd Term Inauguration
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Enugu Muslims Pray for Buhari Over 2nd Term Inauguration

Muslims in Enugu State held Jumaat prayers at their Central Mosque located at Owerri road, Enugu, to mark the last Friday of the first term of the administrations of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and prayed Allah to grant them success in their second term. Offering prayers at the event, which was graced by Gov. Ugwuanyi as part of the activities marking his 2nd term inauguration, the Chief Imam Enugu, Imam Zurka Said, also prayed for the successful inauguration of President and Gov. Ugwuanyi and commended the governor for his peace initiatives, humble disposition and commitment to national unity. The Chief Imam added that the good deeds of the governor have enhanced peace and harmonious existence of all N...
Gov. Ugwuanyi Swears In Four Judges
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Gov. Ugwuanyi Swears In Four Judges

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Tuesday swore in three High Court Judges and a Customary Court of Appeal Judge following their recommendations by the National Judicial Council (NJC). The new High Court Judges who were sworn in at a colourful event held at the EXCO Chambers of the Government House, Enugu, include Justices Chinedu Vincent Ezeugwu, Chukwunweike Anukenyi Ogbuabor and Mathew Chukwujiofo Onyejife Eluke, while Justice Nnenna Celia Madu was also sworn in as a Judge of the Customary Court of Appeal. Hon. Justices Ezeugwu and Eluke until their elevation were private legal practitioners. Hon. Justice Ogbuabor was a senior lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, while Hon. Justice Madu until her appointment was the Secretary, Magistrate Association o...
Ugwuanyi Offers Automatic Employment To Christian Chukwu’s Son
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Ugwuanyi Offers Automatic Employment To Christian Chukwu’s Son

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, a delegation from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) led by its President, Amaju Pinnick and the representative of Femi Otedola, Founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, Philip Akinola, on Wednesday paid a get- well visit to former Green Eagles’ Captain and Coach of Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu at his Enugu residence. Gov. Ugwuanyi who expressed delight at Chukwu’s level of recovery, offered automatic employment to his first son, Emeka, an Engineer, to work in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in furtherance of his administration’s assistance and commitment to the family’s wellbeing. Speaking during the visit, the NFF President, who was also delighted to see Chukwu in high spirits, described him as “a super living legend”, not...
Enugu Govt Approves Recruitment Of Additional 1,500 Teachers
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Enugu Govt Approves Recruitment Of Additional 1,500 Teachers

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved and directed the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB) to recruit additional 1,500 primary school teachers to enhance basic education in the state. The administration also approved the sum of N252,456,917.67 (two hundred and fifty two million, four hundred and fifty six thousand, nine hundred and seventeen naira, sixty seven kobo) for the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) to pursue the re-accreditation of the institution’s courses whose prior accreditation had expired. Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council’s meeting, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, disclosed that the basic requirement for the recruitment is National Certificate of Educati...
Ugwuanyi Moves to Make all Students ICT-compliant
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Ugwuanyi Moves to Make all Students ICT-compliant

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed his administration’s commitment to ensuring that all secondary school students in the state are acquainted with the use of computers for learning and other social and educational engagements. Gov. Ugwuanyi, who spoke during the grand finale of the computer competition for secondary school students in the state organized by the Post Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB) at Queen’s Secondary School, Enugu, stated that the exercise was a demonstration of his administration’s firm commitment towards actualizing the noble vision. Represented by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, the governor reassured that “very soon all our students will become ICT-complian...
Ugwuanyi Commends Military’s Security, Peace Advocacy In Enugu
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Ugwuanyi Commends Military’s Security, Peace Advocacy In Enugu

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Abukabar Sadiq Maikobi and all the officers and men of the Division for the support and cooperation they continue to offer the state, especially in the area of security and peace advocacy. Gov. Ugwuanyi also applauded the Military, through the Division, for its contributions towards the peaceful conduct of the 2019 general election in Enugu State. The governor made the commendations during the Division’s 2018 West African Social Activities (WASA), held at its Parade Ground, Abakpa Cantonment, Enugu. Gov. Ugwuanyi, who felicitated with the officers and men of 82 Division, on the age-long socio-...
Enugu Govt Approves Multiple Projects On Education, Road Infrastructure
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Enugu Govt Approves Multiple Projects On Education, Road Infrastructure

The Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) in keeping with Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s commitment to full implementation of the 2019 budget for the advancement of the cause of development, has awarded multiple contracts for the construction/ reconstruction of urban and rural roads, and 263 classroom blocks. The council also approved the purchase of 22,150 set of lockers and chairs for students; 1,228 set of tables and chairs for the teachers; 1, 130 marker boards for teaching and 1,960 ceiling fans for conducive learning environment. The administration equally awarded contract for the construction of a state-of-the-art administrative block at the new site of the Enugu State University of Education, Ihe, in Awgu Local Government Area, as the first significant step towards the relocation...
Read Enugu State Governor’s Acceptance Speech After His Re-election
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Read Enugu State Governor’s Acceptance Speech After His Re-election

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY THE GOVERNOR OF ENUGU STATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, RT. HON. IFEANYI UGWUANYI (GBURUGBURU) FOLLOWING HIS VICTORY IN THE MARCH 9, 2019 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION PROTOCOLS Ndi Enugu, Enugu State is, truly, in the hands of God and in all that we do, we give God due glory, honour and adoration, for He is, indeed, a faithful God. It is with a heart full of joy and thanksgiving that we exalt the Almighty God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob and the awesome God of David for the resounding victory that He granted us in the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections in Enugu State. Therefore, with utmost gratitude and humility, I wholeheartedly accept the mandate that you, the good people of Enugu State have, again, bestowed on me. This victory d...
Gov. Ugwuanyi Of Enugu State Returns, Clears All 17 LGAs
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Gov. Ugwuanyi Of Enugu State Returns, Clears All 17 LGAs

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has swept results in the entire 17 Local government Area of Enugu State. The results were announced at the State Collation Centre office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Enugu. They were collated by Prof. Joseph Ahanekwu, the Vice Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, the State Collation Officer. He gave total number of registered voters as 1,944,803, while the accredited voters stood at 478,241. According to him, while the APC got 10,423, the PDP polled 449,935 The 17 local government collation officers said there no incident of violence or complaint from any of the political parties. Final pronouncement on the election is being awaited. The incumbent Governor ran on the platform of th...
I’ll Govern Enugu With Fear Of God – Ugwuanyi
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I’ll Govern Enugu With Fear Of God – Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has promised to govern the state with the fear of God if re-elected for the second term. Governor Ugwuanyi made the promise, yesterday at Ogige Market, Nsukka, during the 12th draw of the second phase of the Enugu State Government Traders Empowerment Scheme. Addressing the crowd of supporters, the governor said he was a poor child but God, in his mercy elevated him to be their governor. “As you have agreed to re-elect me, I promise you that I will govern the state with the fear of God.” While he thanked the people of Nsukka for voting for his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Ugwuanyi, however, enjoined them to show the same support on Saturday March 9, and vote for a...
Archbishop Chukwuma, Northern Leaders, Urge Electorate To Vote For Ugwuanyi
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Archbishop Chukwuma, Northern Leaders, Urge Electorate To Vote For Ugwuanyi

Ahead of March 9 governorship and state assembly elections, the Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion) Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has reiterated his support for Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s reelection, calling on all eligible voters in the state to come out en masse and vote for the governor and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Archbishop Chukwuma also urged Enugu residents to sustain the tempo of peace that exists in the state, which was entrenched by the administration of Gov. Ugwuanyi and conduct themselves orderly as they troop out on Saturday to re-elect the governor. He, therefore, charged the electorate to protect their votes after voting. The Archbishop, who made the call during a service at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shep...
Governor Ugwuanyi Awarded Choice Flame Governor Of The Year
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Governor Ugwuanyi Awarded Choice Flame Governor Of The Year

Enugu State Governor and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (left), receiving The Chioce Flame Governor of the Year Award from the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Doicese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, during the Silver Jubilee Anniversary of The Choice Flame Newspaper - the official publication of the Diocese - held at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu, on Sunday. The Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi and former State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Engr. Vita Abba, OON, were among other personalities honoured in recognition of their contributions to the success story of the media organisation. More images from the colourful event below...
Enugu 2019: Fear In Government House As Gov. Ugwuanyi Loses Control To Nnamani
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Enugu 2019: Fear In Government House As Gov. Ugwuanyi Loses Control To Nnamani

There is serious tension in the inner circles of the governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on the overbearing influence of his predecessor, Chimaroke Nnamani who governed the state from 1999 to 2007. They now have reasons to believe that the recent resurgence of Nnamani's political dynasty, 'Ebeano' group might hurt their chances of succeeding the governor come 2023 How it all started Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani governed Enugu State from 1999-2007 and also represented Enugu East senatorial district at the National Assembly from 2007 to 2011. He fell out with Sullivan Chime, his successor whom he played a huge role in bringing to power and then joined the People for Democratic Change (PDC) where he contested and lost his bid to return to the senate in 2011. He the contested again on...
Ugwuanyi Confident Of Peaceful Elections In Enugu State
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Ugwuanyi Confident Of Peaceful Elections In Enugu State

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed confidence that the state will continue to remain peaceful and secure especially during the upcoming elections, under the watch of the new Assistant Inspector General of Police, in charge of Zone 9, AIG Wilson Inalegwu. Gov. Ugwuanyi spoke when he received in audience the new AIG of Police and other senior officers of the zone at the Government House, Enugu, yesterday. While welcoming the delegation, the governor maintained that “Enugu State has been very peaceful and is indeed rated as one of the safest and most secure in the country today”. He commended the Police and other security agencies in the state for their exceptional efforts, cooperation and partnership they have continued to offer, which he said “are indeed res...
Sun Governor Of The Year 2018 Award: Gov. Ugwuanyi Receives Notification Letter
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Sun Governor Of The Year 2018 Award: Gov. Ugwuanyi Receives Notification Letter

The Board and Management of The Sun Publishing Limited, publishers of Daily Sun, Saturday Sun and Sunday Sun, yesterday formally presented a letter to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State at the Government House, Enugu, notifying him of his emergence as The Sun Governor of the Year 2018. Presenting the letter, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Eric Osagie, classified the award as “the biggest and best media event in Nigeria” that was started 15 years ago to strengthen the sacred role of the media as the watchdog of the society. Mr. Osagie stated that “the award is not for sale or for the highest bidder”, stressing that “the high integrity and premium we place on this award” have remained the secret of its success. He therefore, disclosed that the Board of Editors ...
Independent Names Ugwuanyi Grassroots Development Governor Of The Year 2018
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Independent Names Ugwuanyi Grassroots Development Governor Of The Year 2018

Another accolade for Gov. Ugwuanyi as Independent Newspapers name him Grassroots Development Governor of the Year 2018 The Management and Board of Editors of Independent Newspapers Limited, publishers of Daily Independent, Saturday Independent and Sunday Independent have nominated Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as Governor of the Year 2018 for Grassroots Development. It would be recalled that the Sun and Vanguard Newspapers have also recently named Gov. Ugwuanyi as the “2018 Sun Governor of the Year” and “Vanguard Governor of the Year 2018”, respectively, for entrenching peace and good governance in Enugu State. Presenting the letter of nomination to Gov. Ugwuanyi on Tuesday, at the Government House, Enugu, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of Independent Newspap...
Christmas: Enugu Indigenes Get Free Transport From Gov. Ugwuanyi
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Christmas: Enugu Indigenes Get Free Transport From Gov. Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has announced free transportation for indigenes of the state living in other parts of the country, who intend to return home to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones. Announcing the welfare package, the Managing Director, Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO), Mr. Bob Itanyi, stated that the gesture was “in the spirit of Christmas” and “in keeping with the tradition of this administration to cater for the needs of the people and give them a sense of belonging as the true heroes of democracy”. Mr. Itanyi added that the decision was also borne out of Gov. Ugwuany’s magnanimity and his passion for the wellbeing of the masses, especially the lowly and less privileged. The Managing Director explained that the free transportati...
Enugu Is Nice, Calm And Peaceful – Don Moen
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Enugu Is Nice, Calm And Peaceful – Don Moen

"Enugu State is nice, calm and peaceful", says Don Moen, during the House on the Rock's inspirational and soul-lifting gospel concert held in Enugu last night, where special prayers were offered for the re-election of the high performing Governor of the State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as well as God's guidance, protection and more blessings on him and his family, by the General Overseer/Presiding Pastor, Old Path Revival Commission, Pastor Alfred Itiowe. ‎ The climax of the event was the conferment of a "Leadership Excellence Award" on Gov. Ugwuanyi by House on the Rock, Enugu, "in recognition of your sterling visionary leadership in creating an enviable legacy of peace and security for Enugu State".
Father Mbaka Shows Support For Governors Ugwuanyi and Umahi
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Father Mbaka Shows Support For Governors Ugwuanyi and Umahi

The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (Amen), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has reiterated the unflinching support of his ministry for the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for a second term in office in 2019.He also endorsed Gov. Umahi for second term,considering his numerous achievements in Ebonyi.Gov. Ugwuanyi was represented by his deputy. The outspoken priest stressed that the ministry has "100 percent support for Gburugburu (Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi)" saying: "It is unquestionable; Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria stands for him; he is a good man; a man of peace; a perfect genius; humble and ever patient". Speaking during the 2018 Harvest and Thanksgiving Mass of the ministry, held at its arena in Enugu, Fr. Mbaka expressed delight tha...
Emir Of Kano Commend’s Ugwuanyi For Development In Enugu After Visit
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Emir Of Kano Commend’s Ugwuanyi For Development In Enugu After Visit

"I have seen a lot of development in Enugu State. I am impressed to see the economic potentials of a city being discussed through cultural display. Development starts at the grassroots. It was indeed a great honour for me and my entourage to be hosted to this grand reception. We have been received with the warmest hospitality in Enugu. Thank you very much His Excellency (Gov. Ugwuanyi) for this wonderful dinner. We shall revenge when you come to Kano." - These are some of the heartfelt expressions from the Emir of Kano, His Royal Majesty, Muhammadu Sanusi II, CON, after he was treated to a colourful and warm dinner at the Government House, Enugu by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, in company of his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo; President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo; State ...
Aites Cup Finals: Gov Ugwuanyi Seeks Prayers, Support For Enugu Rangers FC
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Aites Cup Finals: Gov Ugwuanyi Seeks Prayers, Support For Enugu Rangers FC

As the Enugu Rangers International Football Club battles Kano Pillars of Kano State in this year’s NFF/AITEO Federation Cup finals in Asaba, Delta State capital on Wednesday, October 24, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has called on all enthusiastic fans of Rangers and indeed the Igbo nation, to offer special prayers for the club’s victory at the tournament. Gov. Ugwuanyi also appealed to residents of Enugu State and the entire South East geo-political zone, including traders in Onitsha, Enugu, Aba, Asaba, and others, to come out en masse at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, to cheer the Flying Antelopes to victory. The governor noted that Enugu Rangers is not just an iconic football club, but also a national brand and one of the oldest clubs in Nigeria that has remained in ...
Peter Obi An Iconic Son Of Igboland – Gov. Ugwuanyi
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Peter Obi An Iconic Son Of Igboland – Gov. Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Friday played host to the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, describing him as an iconic son of Igboland, who has distinguished himself creditably in private and public dealings as a successful businessman and two-term former Governor of Anambra State. Governor Ugwuanyi, who described the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate as a formidable and trusted party man, warmly welcomed him and his entourage to the Government House, Enugu. The governor noted that Enugu is a PDP state and appreciated the people of the state for the massive support they gave the party in 2015, expressing confidence that with their endorsement, the 2019 election will also end in praise. He therefore, used the opportunit...
The Sun Awards 2018: Gov Ugwuanyi Wins Sun Governor Of The Year, El-rufai, Man Of The Year
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The Sun Awards 2018: Gov Ugwuanyi Wins Sun Governor Of The Year, El-rufai, Man Of The Year

The Board of Editors of The Sun Publishing Limited, publishers of Daily Sun, Saturday Sun, Sunday Sun and Sporting Sun, has announced winners of the 2018 The Sun Awards. In a statement yesterday, Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Eric Osagie, said the 22 distinguished Nigerians, who have made outstanding contributions to the development of Nigeria were chosen for the awards, after the usual painstaking and rigorous process, propelled by truth, objectivity and patriotism. The Sun blasted out with mission to redefine journalism According to him, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna State governor, won the prestigious Man of the Year Award, while Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) clinched Governor of the Year Award. Bayelsa State governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, was picked as Outstand...

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