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World Food Day: Enugu government tasks farmers on production of quality food

The Enugu State Government on Wednesday appealed to farmers in the state to increase their productivity in order to achieve food security in the area.
Kenya’s Bernand Sang won the male event of the maiden Onitsha City Marathon

3,345 athletes register for 2019 Coal City International Marathon

No fewer than 3,345 athletes have so far registered to participate in the forthcoming Coal City International Half Marathon, tagged “ Coal City 2019’’ in Enugu.

Enugu government targets N30 billion internally generated revenue

The Enugu State Government says it is exploring new avenues to raise its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to an annual threshold of N30 billion from 2019.

Insecurity: Enugu to deploy 18 drones for surveillance

Enugu State Government has said that it will deploy 18 automated drones to provide surveillance in forests and other flashpoints in view of recent breakdown of security in the state.

Enugu monarch donates part of his palace for road construction

Igwe Emeka Ugwu, the traditional ruler of Owerre Nsukka community in Nsukka local government area of Enugu State, says he allowed his perimeter fence and part of his palace to be demolished so that he will not be an obstacle to road construction in his community.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has notified airlines, passengers and all other stakeholders that the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu will be closed for major repairs.

Rep Nnaji: Enugu Airport closure will affect economy of South East

The Chairman of House Committee on Aviation Hon. Nnolim Nnaji has expressed concern over the planned closure of Enugu Airport noting that it would have adverse effect on the socio economy of the South East.
The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB’s attack on Senator Ekweremadu, warning to Igbo leaders

Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, insisted, yesterday, that the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany, was a ‘courageous act’ and ‘polite warning.’

Ohanaeze charges monarchs, town unions to fish out local kidnappers

The Igbo apex socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, on Saturday charged traditional rulers, town unions and local vigilante groups to fish out criminals in Igbo land, who have exploited the insecurity challenge in the country to engage in kidnapping and murder of innocent citizens.

Northern leaders to shut down livestock markets in Enugu

The Northern Leaders, Livestock and Perishable Goods Market traders, and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Enugu state on Saturday rose from a meeting and resolved to shut down their livestock and perishable goods markets in the State.

Christian Chukwu, family thank God for healing the former Eagles skipper

It was a gathering of who-is-who in the round leather game as former Green Eagles Captain and Coach Christian Chukwu went for a thanksgiving service to show appreciation for God’s mercies on his safe return from a hospital in London where he went to treat a health challenge.

Enugu government to enact anti-kidnapping law

Enugu State Government is to make an anti-kidnapping law as part of efforts to check insecurity in communities, an official has said.

Enugu government directs air surveillance as clerics, IPOB protest murder of Catholic priest

Enugu State Government, security agencies and church leaders in the state yesterday rose from an emergency meeting over the killing of a Catholic Priest, Fr. Paul Offu, in charge of St. James the Greater Parish Catholic Church Ugbawka in Enugu State and resolved to establish air surveillance as a way of dealing with the challenge of insecurity in the state.

Bishop Ezeokafor tasks Governor Ugwuanyi to arrest killers of Catholic priest

Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has demanded the immediate arrest of the killers of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, a Catholic Priest in Enugu by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Detained Prince seeks federal government’s help to secure release

Prince Afam Ude, son of the traditional ruler of Okwojo-Ngwo Ime Ama Autonomous Community, Rt. Col. C. C. Ude, has appealed to the federal government to secure his release from detention.
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Petroleum dealers shutdown fuel stations in Enugu

Travellers were stranded in Enugu State on Wednesday following the shutdown of all fuel stations including Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation mega stations.

Man jailed for diverting N13 million pension fund in Enugu

Justice K. I. Okpe of the Enugu State High Court has sentenced one Akpudili Anayo to six years in prison for the diversion of N13m meant for the payment of pension and salaries in the state.

Enugu government bans operations of IPMAN’s state chapter

The Enugu State Government has banned the operations of the state chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) till further notice.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

IGP Adamu appoints SP Amaraizu as coordinator of police campaign against ccultism

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has appointed SP Ebere Amaraizu as the National Coordinator of Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV).

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari threatens to relocate projects from states creating impediments

President Muhammadu Buhari has threatened that henceforth the Federal Government might be forced to re-allocate projects elsewhere if any state government or communities create unnecessary impediments in the allocation of land or access to such lands for federal projects.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

Torture chambers: I don’t support criminality – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the Nigeria police for the discovery of what he described as “child-theft racket in Kano State” and “fake correctional centers in Kaduna and Katsina states”, saying he does not support criminality, abduction, child theft, and torture chambers.
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Rafael Nadal marries partner of 14 years in Mallorca

Rafael Nadal married his partner of 14 years, Xisca Perello, at a castle in Mallorca on Saturday.
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Oyo government to recruit more teachers soon – governor

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says his administration would soon recruit more teachers to enhance quality education delivery in public schools across the state.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has underlined his determination to continue at the helm despite suffering another painful defeat, this time at the hands of West Ham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to resign if Manchester United woes continue

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly prepared to resign as Manchester United manager if he cannot overturn the club’s recent poor form.