Court cases: APC compiling names for NEC’s sanction – CECPC

September 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has started compiling the lists of party members in court, with a view to securing the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ratification for their sanction. The ruling party’s leadership also declared that it won’t recognise any parallel congress at the just concluded nationwide local Read More

Enugu passes anti-open grazing bill

September 2, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Enugu State House of Assembly Thursday joined other state assemblies in the South East to pass into law the anti-open grazing bill. The bill which is for a Law to Prohibit Open Grazing, Regulate Cattle Ranching and for Connected Purposes was passed at the House sitting following the consideration of the report of the public hearing, presented by the Chairman, Read More

Gulder Ultimate Search: The Form, how to apply

September 1, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Organisers say the new season of GUS is open to receiving applications from Nigerians between 21-35 years from September 1, 2021, via its online registration platform How do you do it?To submit an application, all you have to do is head to the GUS website. Here, applicants must enter their personal details, upload a photograph, and answer a few Read More

Expectations as Gulder Ultimate Search returns

September 1, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

After years of hiatus, Nigerian reality television series, Gulder Ultimate Search (also called GUS), created and sponsored by brewing company, Nigerian Breweries Plc, will return to the screen going by revelation of the beer manufacturing firm. The show which borders on the survival instincts of its contestants dominated the Nigerian airwaves in the early 2000s. The show which began in Read More

Anxiety trails disappearance of 20-year- old man in Enugu

August 19, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The whereabouts of a 20-year- old man, a technician, Miracle Onoh, who allegedly got missing since Monday, after the sit-at-home order declared by IPOB because of Nnamdi Kanu’s detention at old Orie Emene, a suburb of Enugu metropolis. It is now a source of worry and confusion to his family members.It was gathered that Miracle, the first child of his Read More

Buhari completes 12 dams, 3 hydropower projects, 7 irrigation projects – APC group

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), has said out of 116 inherited projects for priority completion in 2016, a total of twelve dams, three hydropower projects and seven irrigation projects among many others have been completed by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC think-tank group also disclosed that Buhari administration signed Executive Order 9 Read More

Enugu APC excos ‘sack’ Nwoye as party chairman

August 10, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

Members of State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state have passed a vote of no confidence on state’s party chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, accusing him of insurbodination to statutory authorities and attempt to balkanise the state chapter of the party. Consequently, they appointed in his stead, Prince Chikwado Chukwunta Nnaji, the state vice chairman Read More

Enugu council workers, primary school teachers to get minimum wage

August 5, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

There is the likelihood that primary school teachers and staff of local governments in Enugu state may receive start receiving their own N30,000 minimum wage which their counterparts at the state level have been receiving since February, 2020. The state chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Kenneth Ugwueze, who dropped the cheering news in a telephone interview Read More

Troops repel ESN attack in Enugu loses 2

July 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu state, repelled Eastern Security Network (ESN) gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint.A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.- Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said two soldiers died in the gun battle that ensued. He said Read More

Voter register: Enugu targets 700,000 new registration

July 6, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is expecting about seven hundred thousand voters and transfers to be made in Enugu state in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) which commenced Monday last week. Enugu state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Emeka Ononamadu, dropped this hint Monday while addressing stakeholders in a sensitisation programme. He said whereas 14,000,000 Read More

COAS to Troops: Don’t rest until you end insurgency, rebellion

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major-General Faruk Yahaya  has asked officers of the Nigerian Army to remain resolute in the fight against  all forms of insecurity in the country.  The COAS spoke Sunday at the interdenominational church service as part of activities to commemorate the 2021 Nigerian Army Day (NADCEL) at Mogadishu Cantonment Abuja. The service was to celebrate the 158 anniversary (1863–2021) of Read More

Enugu state gov express shock over police misuse of firearm

June 21, 2021 Editorial III 0

Enugu, June 20, 2021 (NAN) Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed shock over deaths and bodily harms occasioned by the reported misuse of firearm by a police operative in Enugu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state Police Command confirmed five persons dead and four critically injured in Sunday’s attack on residents. The incident took Read More

Group to organise seminar for the disabled in Enugu

June 10, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

A non-governmental organisation, Initiative for the Eradication of Poverty and Empowerment of the Disabled (IFEPED) will on Thursday, June 24, 2021 hold a one-day workshop at Agbani, the headquarters of Nkanu West local government area of Enugu state for the disabled in Enugu east senatorial zone. The workshop with the theme: “Breaking the barriers in the lives of People Living Read More

Buhari committed more resources to infrastructure than Jonathan, Obasanjo – APC group

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APC-LAC), said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration since 1999. The administrations before President Muhammadu Buhari include former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. In its weekly reports of Buhari’s legacies through a statement Read More

Breaking: Catholic church ‘bans’ Mbaka

June 4, 2021 Editor 0

Popular Priest and the spiritual director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka has been reortedly banned from making comment on partisan politics. This was disclosed in a letter to Fr. Mbaka, by Callistus Onaga, Catholic bishop of Enugu diocese. He also converted the adoration ministry to chaplaincy. The letter, which is dated June 3, contains the diocesan directives Read More

We don’t support break-up of Nigeria, Ohanaeze tells FG

June 4, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Friday declared that it does not support Nigeria’s disintegration.  The organisation, however, urged the government to use dialogue to solve the national question rather than using force. It appealed to Igbo youth involved in violence to stop, noting that there was nothing to celebrate in violence. It also tasked the government to Read More

Five soldiers feared killed as gunmen attack Anambra

May 29, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

About five soldiers reportedly died at Ihiala, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state, on Friday night, as unknown gunmen attacked military checkpoint.  Blueprint learnt that the attack which occurred around 8.30pm along Owerri-Onitsha road (which is also a boundary between Anambra and Imo State), equally destroyed some properties belonging to the soldiers. However, the State Police Public Relations Officer Read More

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CSO moves to be part of leadership selection in Nigeria

May 28, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

A civil society organisation has decried government non inclusion of CSOs in the selection process of people into leadership positions. Executive director Centre for Policy  Advocacy and Leadership Development Comrade Edwin Olorunfemi during a peaceful protest at the Eagle Square in Abuja, said, “We are of the opinion that it is time for us to be part of the leadership Read More

You lack powers to elect zonal chairman, Enugu APC tells Ayogu, others

May 24, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Enugu state chapter party has declared that the former Speaker of the State Assembly, Barr. Eugene Odoh, and other chieftains of the party in Enugu north senatorial zone lack the power to conduct any form of election in the district without the knowledge of the State Caretaker Committee. The party, however, described as ‘funny and Read More

INEC meets RECs on Enugu facilities, others

May 18, 2021 Emmanuel Nweze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to convene an emergency meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Wednesday, May 19 2021 to address recurrent attacks on its facilities. The emergency meeting will among other things address the Sunday night attack on the Enugu INEC office by hoodlums during which at least eight vehicles were burnt with about six others Read More