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January 12, 2012

Civil servants continue to go to work

Members of the organised labour, who attempted to protest in Enugu on Wednesday, clashed with the police at the entrance of the state secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

The labour activists attempted to take off from the premises of the NLC state secretariat, Enugu but stern looking mobile police officers, numbering over 50, prevented them from going out.

January 12, 2012

Ozoeze has been remanded for trying to enforce the nationwide strike in the state

For trying to enforce the ongoing nationwide strike in protest against the removal of the oil subsidy by the Federal Government, a labour leader in Enugu State, Festus Ozoeze was on Wednesday arrested by the police and remanded in Enugu Prison.

Ozoeze, who is the Unit Vice-Chair of Amalgamated Workers Union in Water Corporation, Enugu, was reportedly arrested by the police, tried by a tribunal set up by the state government at the Police CID and sent to the Enugu Prisons for planning to cause breach of the peace in the state.

December 19, 2011

Deck: The ICAN Coordinator says the negative trends in the country must be eliminated before we can make progress

Solomon Adeleke, the Coordinator of the Enugu and Abakaliki Districts of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeira (ICAN), over the weekend said that infrastructural decay and corruption were the major causes of the country’s stunted growth.

December 18, 2011

Offer discounts and gifts to purchasers

Barely a week to Christmas, traders at the Ogbete Market, Enugu, have devised various means to woo shoppers, with most of them offering discounts and various gifts to customers.

December 11, 2011

Electoral officers turn up late in most areas

Only few residents came out to vote during the local government elections held in Enugu State on Saturday.

In several parts of the state, voters were scanty at the polling stations, while electoral officials did not show up on time with electoral materials.

In Nsukka, residents said they were not interested in the elections. At the Eha-Alumona area of Nsukka LGA, the citizens expressed ignorance about the elections, saying that they did not know any of the candidates.

December 8, 2011

 Also approves construction of new FG secretariats in six states

Three weeks to the end of the year, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a total of N36.6 billion worth of contracts for various projects in various sectors.

November 12, 2011

With the completion, the State Government ordered all mechanics in the capital city to move their workshops to the village

The Enugu State Government has ordered all mechanics in the state capital to relocate to the Mechanic Village built for them by the government. 
 
The State Commissioner for Capital Territory Development, Ikechukwu Ugwuegede, gave the order in Enugu on Friday.
 
"As we speak, the mechanic village is ready for them to move in.  From next week, we are going to remove all abandoned vehicles which are clogging our roads.
 

November 11, 2011

The election tribunal threw out the Labour Party petition for lack of merit.

The Enugu Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has confirmed the election of Mr Sullivan Chime as the duly elected governor of the state.

November 9, 2011

Governor Sullivan Chime banned the mixing of cement and washing of cars on state roads

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, on Tuesday, ordered securities operatives to arrest any person caught illegally occupying any portion of roads in the state.

The governor gave the directive while on an inspection tour of public schools in Enugu. He expressed anger at the rate at which residents destroy public utilities and particularly frowned on people using portions of asphalt roads as platforms for mixing cement for the construction of their private houses and other structures.

November 9, 2011

Despite years of working for the Abia State government, they were sacked, alongside others, for being non-indigenes

Enugu indigenes who were recently disengaged from the Abia State public service have prayed Governor Sullivan Chime, the Enugu State Governor, to absorb them into the state civil service.

More than 100 Enugu indigenes, mainly women, were among non-natives recently disengaged from the Abia State public service. They were disengaged through a letter, with reference number HAS/S.0071/11/132, dated August 25 and signed by the secretary to the Abia government.

November 3, 2011

The schools were closed down for operating below stipulated standards.

The Enugu State Government has ordered the immediate closure of 83 private schools for operating below approved standards, with 66 of them located in the rural areas.

November 3, 2011

They requested the intervention of lawmakers to ensure that they are posted for NYSC.

Graduating students of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu have staged a peaceful demonstration to demand their inclusion in the Batch C list of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) service year.

More than 100 students carried placards and marched to the Enugu State House of Assembly, where they called for the urgent intervention of the lawmakers.

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) had recently withdrawn its accreditation for some courses being offered by the IMT.

November 3, 2011

In 2006 Human Rights Watch published a 64-page report, “They Do Not Own This Place’: Government Discrimination Against ‘Non-Indigenes’ in Nigeria”.

Theodore Orji, the governor of Abia State, is the latest Nigerian leader to dust off the well-worn divide-and-rule strategy. Orji rose in infamy for allegedly swearing an oath of loyalty to his then “political godfather” Orji Uzo Kalu at a shrine. Pictures and a video of a man at a shrine in his Y-fronts that bears a close resemblance to the current Abia State governor went viral on the internet.

November 2, 2011

The Enugu-based rights group has tasked the Federal government to intervene

The Centre For Victims of Extra-Judicial Killing and Torture (CVEKT), an Enugu-based human rights group, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene in what it described as ill treatment meted to Nigerian suspects in Czech Republic prisons.

CVEKT Executive Director, Tony Amarube, highlighted various cases where Nigerian suspects were given discriminatory jail sentences by the Czech authorities.
According to Amarube, the Nigerian suspects were sentenced to jail terms without any fair hearing or direct evidence to justify the sentences.

October 26, 2011

The 117km monorail line will create 4,000 jobs and be executed in six phases

The Enugu State government has announced plans to build a 117 Kilometre-long monorail line.

During the presentation of the project to the Urban Development Bank of Nigeria (UDBN) Plc. in Abuja, the State Governor, Sullivan Chime revealed that the project would cost the state government $1.6 billion dollars.

October 25, 2011

Government, at all levels in Nigeria, should invest in the production of biodegradable plastic for general use purpose like sachet water.

Sachet water, popularly called pure water in Nigeria (though I have always questioned the purity of such waters) has become an everyday intake for an average Nigerian. From Kano to Enugu, the evidence of this is seen in the amount of disposed sachets littering these cities. What Nigerians and out government has failed to address is the impact of these plastic bags on our environment. These are non-degradable materials that have the potential to remain buried in the soil for years to come.

October 24, 2011

The Governor promised to provide facilities to the agency, for a new office and helicopter service.

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to establish more offices across the country to enhance its efficiency.
The Governor, who made the remarks during the agency's familiarisation visits to Imo and Enugu states over the weekend, also charged NEMA to acquire helicopters for effective search and rescue operations.
He promised to provide facilities in Owerri, the state capital, to host a NEMA office and to maintain its helicopter.

October 18, 2011

The incident has paralysed economic activities in the affected communities

A major landslide has thrown more than 20 communities in the Awgu and Oji-River Local Government Areas of Enugu State, into difficulties.

The landslide, which happened after a heavy rainfall, cut off a portion of the Awgu-Achi-Oji River Federal Road which is under rehabilitation.

The rehabilitation project was awarded by the Federal Government last year, as a constituency project of the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, and work had progressed steadily before the landslide.

October 18, 2011

Since April, no fewer than 13 octogenarian and sexagenarian women have been raped in Opi in Nsukka Council Area.

Some women groups in Enugu State have condemned the recent raping of old women by youths of Opi in Nsukka Local Government Area, describing it as “barbaric and bizarre”.

October 16, 2011

Former Hearts of Oak forward Charles Taylor once had a stint with Enugu Rangers.

Former Premier League champions Hearts of Oak will engage Nigerian top flight club Enugu Rangers in an international friendly on November 13 2011.

The match forms part of activities commemorating Hearts of Oak’s centennial celebrations. Hearts of Oak was founded as a club on November 11 1911 and has evolved into one of Ghana’s biggest clubs.

Former Hearts of Oak forward Charles Taylor once had a stint with Enugu Rangers.

October 13, 2011

Residents of the city count their woes as the authorities battle to repair vandalised valves

Residents of the Enugu metropolis have resorted to using stream and rain water for their domestic chores as scarcity of potable water bites harder in the city.

Some of the residents regretted that the development had eaten deep into their pockets as they had been forced to spend much money to buy water.

October 10, 2011

The Nigerian champions lose yet another match, the third in a row since losing to Heartland in the Federations Cup final.

Champions, Enyimba lost their fourth consecutive game in all competitions on Sunday as they were beaten 1-0 by Enugu Rangers in a dour rescheduled Nigeria Premier League (NPL) contest decided at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday.

Rangers bossed possession early on without creating too many clear cut openings as, Enyimba, fresh from their 1-2 loss to Kwara United in midweek sought to sit back and hit their hosts on the break.

October 10, 2011

If created, the new states will ensure equality in the number of
states per zone in the country

A meeting held in Enugu State, by Governors of the South East region, has resulted in a demand for the creation of new states in the zone.

The meeting, which was attended by Sullivan Chime, the Governor of Enugu; Rochas Okorocha of Imo; Martin Elechi of Ebonyi; and Peter Obi of Anambra, deliberated on the need for the creation of two new states in the South East, in order for the zone to have the same number of states as other zones.

October 4, 2011

Group says arrests are intended to frustrate the present administration by creating an impression of insecurity.

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has expressed concern over the continuous harassment, arrest and detention of its members by soldiers on internal security duties in Anambra and Enugu States.