84-year-old man allegedly commits suicide in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has commenced an investigation into the death of an octogenarian, Pa Mathias, 84, who allegedly died by suicide in a community in the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu, said that the alleged suicide was committed in Awgu Local Government Area of the state. “It was gathered that the victim identified as Mathias was allegedly found dead while hanging on a tree on December 1 in the evening,’’ he said.…

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Enugu Commissioner tasks civil servants on productivity

The newly inaugurated Commissioner for Finance in Enugu State, Mrs Adaonah Kene-Uyanwune, has pledged to bring on board a regime of accountability, integrity and transparency. Speaking at a maiden meeting with staffers of the ministry, Kene-Uyanwune said the ministry would work on a new matching order that would be based on performance and optimal output. The state governor,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, had on Sept. 25 swore in 19 commissioners and seven special advisers and followed it up with the assignment of portfolios on Sept. 30. Some of the newly sworn-in officials…

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Police: Nobody died in Enugu building collapse

The Police Command in Enugu State has said that no life was lost in the collapsed three storey building under construction in Enugu metropolis. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement in Enugu on Friday. Amaraizu said that the incident took place on Wednesday around Monarch Avenue axis of Independence Layout in Enugu metropolis. He said: “From preliminary investigations, it is clear that no life was lost in the incident and no other property was lost…

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Police: Nobody died in Enugu building collapse

The Police Command in Enugu State has said that no life was lost in the collapsed three storey building under construction in Enugu metropolis. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement in Enugu on Friday. Amaraizu said that the incident took place on Wednesday around Monarch Avenue axis of Independence Layout in Enugu metropolis. He said: “From preliminary investigations, it is clear that no life was lost in the incident and no other property was lost…

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Police: Nobody died in Enugu building collapse

The Police Command in Enugu State has said that no life was lost in the collapsed three storey building under construction in Enugu metropolis. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement in Enugu on Friday. Amaraizu said that the incident took place on Wednesday around Monarch Avenue axis of Independence Layout in Enugu metropolis. He said: “From preliminary investigations, it is clear that no life was lost in the incident and no other property was lost…

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Enugu Assembly passes Violence Against Persons Bill

The Enugu State House of Assembly yesterday passed the bill seeking to eliminate Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) and other related matters. The bill, which was a private member bill was sponsored by Mr. Chukwuka Eneh (PDP Udi South) and facilitated by the Women Aid Collective (WACOL), an Enugu based NGO. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the assemblyhad on 23rdOctober, 2018 stepped down the bill for further legislative consultation. The committee report on the bill was equally stepped down on 2nd April, 2019 for lack of proper…

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2019 polls: PDP maintains dominance in Enugu

KENNETH OFOMA reports on factors that influenced the landslide victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State in the 2019 general elections   There was no victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State at any level in the just held 2019 general elections that was not predicted. The outcome also proved members of the party in the state, who they boasted that “Enugu is PDP and PDP is Enugu,” right. But, as with every election, the 2019 polls did…

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Enugu Assembly passes N109.1bn 2019 Budget

Enugu State House of Assembly yesterday passed the 2019 appropriation bill of N109, 199, 243,000.00 into law. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had on 17th December, 2018 presented a budget estimate of N109, 199, 243,000.00 for the 2019 fiscal year before the members of the State House of Assembly. Ugwuanyi had urged them to ensure speedy passage of the bill into law to enable his government carry on with good works he had embarked on in the state. However, the House yesterday passed the appropriation bill into law pending when the governor…

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Stop using social media to spread fake news about kidnapping incidents – Police warn

The Police Command in Enugu State has warned residents of the state against using social media to spread fake news about kidnapping in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the warning in a statement in Enugu on Tuesday. Amaraizu said that the command had started investigating such fake online posts in collaboration with telecommunication service providers to track the mischief-makers. “The attention of the command has been drawn to some online tweets and postings in the new media (social media), undermining…

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Fiscal Responsibility Commission scales 2nd reading at Enugu Assembly

A Bill for a law to provide for the establishment of Fiscal Responsibility Commission to ensure promotion and enforcement of the state’s economic objectives and for related matters, House Bill No. 4, 2018, Thursday scaled through the Second Reading on the floor of the Enugu State House of Assembly. The bill when it becomes law, will also ensure prudent management of resources, long term macro-economic stability of the state economy as well as secure greater accountability and transparency in fiscal operations within medium term fiscal policy framework. Urging his colleagues…

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