Breaking: Tambuwal, Wike, Fintri, 9 others storm Ibadan for PDP governors’ meeting

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are currently meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. The meeting, holding at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo state, started exactly 1:30 pm is expected to discuss issues affecting the party, particularly the South-West crisis, National Security and economy among others. At the meeting presently Read More

Breaking: INEC confirms attack at Enugu office, reveals extent of damages

May 17, 2021 Editor 0

An attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Enugu state has left six vehicles burnt while two others were damaged, a top official of the commission has revealed. A statement by INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye on Monday said the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, reported that the incident happened on Sunday Read More

Breaking: Fire guts another INEC office

May 14, 2021 Editor 0

A top official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed fire outbreak has occurred at its office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu local government area of Enugu state. The Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident, said the cause of the fire is still not ascertained. In recent times, fire had engulfed INEC offices in Read More

2023: Fayemi, others inciting Nigerians against APC – Okechukwu

May 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has taken a swipe at Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), John Kayode Fayemi, for calling on those agonising about the state of affairs in the country to organise and vote out the the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Okechukwu, an APC foundation member like Read More

INEC expands polling units in Enugu to 4,147

May 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expanded the polling units in Enugu state from 2,958 to 4,147 polling units to create easy access to polling units in the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Enugu state, Dr. Emeka Ononamadu, told newsmen in Enugu on Friday that the new polling units were those converted from an existing 1,189 voting points. Read More

Senate probes alleged killing of Nigerians in Togo

April 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, to probe the alleged killing of some Nigerian nationals of Enugu State origin resident in the Republic of Togo. This followed a petition to the upper legislative Chamber by Concerned Igbo-Eze North Youths, presented by former Deputy President of the Senate and former Speaker of the Parliament Read More

Nsukka journalists task NASS on creation of Adada state

April 19, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Practicing journalists from Nsukka socio-cultural zone of Enugu state under the aegis of Nsukka Journalists Foundation (NJF), has called on the National Assembly to create the proposed Adada state out of the existing Enugu state. The foundation made the call in a communiqué issued at a summit held at Jerry Marriott Hotel and Suits, Nsukka weekend where issues of interest Read More

Ex-Bauchi Gov Garuba thumbs up Buhari for appointing Ameh as Ohodo poly chair

April 16, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

A former military administrator of Bauchi state, Maj.-Gen. Chris Abutu Garuba (retd.), has hailed the appointment of Chief (Dr.) Sylva Ameh as the chairman, Governing Board, Federal Polytechnic, Ohodo, Enugu state. President Muhammad Buhari recently approved the appointment of the Benue state-born Ameh alongside other eminently qualified Nigerians. In a letter of felicitation he signed, Gen. Garuba described Ameh as Read More

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Spanish La Liga/NPFL U15 football tournament begins in Enugu

April 16, 2021 Administrator 0

The Spanish La Liga/Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) U-15 tournament began on Thursday in Enugu, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The tournament being sponsored by the NPFL and Spanish La Liga has the Enugu State Government and the League Management Company (LMC) as co-hosts. In the first match of the day, Enyimba International Under-15 Football Club of Aba Read More

Breaking: Abducted catholic priest regains freedom

April 12, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

The catholic priest, Revd. Prof. Marcel Izu Onyeocha, abducted by gunmen along Ihube, Okigwe local government area in Imo state has been released. The Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) Imo state command, SP Orlando Ikokwu, confirmed the latest development to Blueprint Monday evening. He however, made it clear that he did not have details of his release, especially on whether a ransom Read More

Breaking: Southeast govs set up regional security outfit

April 11, 2021 Editor 0

After its meeting on Sunday, the entire Southeast states have agreed to set a regional security outfit. The security squad is to be known as Ebubeagu, meaning the glory of a Lion. The Chairman Southeast governors forum and governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, who disclosed after their security summit said the regional security would be a joint Vigilante from Read More

Group partners Enugu on COVID-19 funds, donations, interventions

April 7, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

In a bid to ensure transparency and accountability around government funds, donations and interventions towards combating COVID-19 in Enugu state, a non-governmental organisation, Connected Development (CODE) in partnership with OXFAM Nigeria has carried out a two-day advocacy visit to relevant MDAs in the state. The non-governmental organization, led by Dr Onyekachi Onuoha of CODE, had explained that the purpose of Read More

Enugu 2023: Any zone can produce governor – Okoloagu

April 4, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

A Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) and a Board of Trustees (BOT) member, Gen. Joseph Okoloagu rtd, has said that any of the senatorial zones in Enugu state is ripe to produce the governor, come 2023 now that all the zones have had a shot at the governorship position since 1999. Okoloagu who stated this in an interview, noted Read More

Why South East businesses fail to access govt funds – Official

March 27, 2021 Administrator 0

Peter Njoku, Assistant Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Abuja, has blamed the inability of businesses in the South East to access federal government funds on the people’s suspicions of government programmes. Njoku stated this, on Friday, in Aba, during the Export Development Fund sensitization seminar for  businesses in Aba. He, therefore, called on businessmen and women in the region Read More

Eze Aro for burial on April 5

The immediate past Traditional Ruler of Aro Kingdom and custodian of its heritage, His Majesty, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, also known as Eze Aro of Arochukwu, is to be buried on April 5, 2021. The chairman of Aro National Rites of Passage Committee, Prof. Okoro Ijoma, who disclosed this in a virtual media briefing, Friday, said the burial rites of the Read More

Eze Aro: Committee rolls out funeral plans, to be buried April 5

March 26, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The immediate past Traditional Ruler of Aro Kingdom and custodian of its heritage, His Majesty, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, also known as Eze Aro of Arochukwu, will be buried on Monday, April 5, 2021. The chairman of Aro National Rites of Passage Committee, Prof. Okoro Ijoma, who disclosed this in a virtual media briefing on Friday revealed that the burial rites Read More

WCRD: NIMN seeks reconstitution of Enugu consumer protection c’ttee

March 17, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) has called on Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state to reconstitute the Enugu State Consumer Protection Committee (ESCPC). Chairman of NIMN, Enugu state chapter, Dr. Oliver Ngwoke, who made the call Monday at a mini conference organised by the Institute to mark the 2021 World Consumer Rights Day, said when the committee Read More

Enugu Assembly steps down ex governors’ pensions bill

March 16, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Inundated by public outcry, the Enugu State House of Assembly Tuesday stepped down the proposed new pension bill for former governors and their deputies. The bill which generated a lot of controversies was stepped down following a motion by the Leader of the House, Rt. Hon Ikechukwu Ezugwu who was alleged to have sponsored the bill. In his motion to Read More

NCPC boss charges South-east church leaders on peace-building

March 15, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has charged South-east church leaders to interact and recommend the way forward for peace-building in the country. He gave the charge recently in Enugu at a meeting with the church leaders in the South-east zone. This was contained in a press statement issued in Abuja by the Commission’s media Read More

Motorists form long queues in Enugu over ‘price hike’

March 12, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Long queues at petrol filling stations which seemed to have disappeared have reared its ugly head in Enugu again following the new adjustment to the price of petrol to over N200 by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). The PPPRA had announced the hike Thursday that petrol “will now sell for about N212,” thereby creating scarcity, panic-buying and high Read More