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Fashola discloses bad state of Enugu-Onitsha road

Enugu-Onitsha road

The Minister of Work, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the 15-kilometre Abakpa junction to 9th Mile corner, Ngwo has remained tattered because the previous contractor that handled the section of the road lacked expertise on how to execute the job and finally abandoned it. The minister also stated that federal government has concluded plans to intervene ...

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Enugu governor constructs first fire service station in 56 years

Fire service station

History was made in Enugu State at the weekend as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi inaugurated one of the five new ultra-modern fire service stations being constructed by his administration across the three senatorial districts after 56 years such projects were built in the state. Government records indicate the last time three fire service stations located at Ogui, Enugu North Local Government ...

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Enugu approves N2.5 billion for classrooms construction


Enugu State Executive Council (SEC) has approved N2,572,686,367 for the immediate construction of new classroom blocks and renovation of dilapidated structures in both primary and junior secondary schools in the state. A total of 208 projects are to be executed under the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB). Prof. Uche Eze, the Commissioner for Education, made this disclosure at ...

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Enugu government announces plan to intervene on dilapidated roads

Enugu government announces plan to intervene on dilapidated road

The Enugu State Government has announced plans to intervene on the abandoned and dilapidated road on Ehamufu-Nkalagud Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state to rejuvenate the economic potential of the people and make evacuation of farm produce from the mainly agrarian community less cumbersome. The facility abandoned since the early 1980s and coursing through Nkalagu (Ebonyi State) – Ehamufu-Obollo ...

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Three communities in Enugu state get N300m for acquired land

Three communities in Enugu state

The Nation reports that three communities in Enugu State have been presented with N300 million cheque for their land acquired by the state government for the development of an industrial project. The communities, Ogwofia Owa, Enugu Eke and Akama Oghe were compensated for  2000 hectares of their land and the economic crops and structures on it. The cheque was presented ...

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What You Probably Never Knew About Enugu (the coal city)

Enugu State

Enugu state is located in southeastern Nigeria. Enugu town, the state capital, lies at the foot of the Udi hills, surrounded by attractive stretched hills and lies at an altitude of 240 metres above sea level. Conformably, was coined out of the 2 words ‘Enu’ (top) and ‘Ugwu’ (hill) resulting to ‘top of the hill’. Enugu was founded in 1909, ...

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$1.8bn land deal divides Enugu community

Women protest ‘forceful acquisition’ of ancestral land

According to Vanguard, an alleged controversial sale of 600 hectares of land at Akama-Oghe in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State to a Chinese firm is brewing controversy in the community. One of the community leaders, Chief Christian Akpata, alleged that his life was under threat by some leaders and members of the community for taking a position against ...

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Man kills uncle over land, blames devil for action


The Enugu State Police Command, on Wednesday, announced the arrest of a man, Daniel Ekemezie, for allegedly killing his uncle, Pa Patrick Odoh (83), over land dispute.- PM News The command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the suspect blamed the devil for his action. Amaraizu said  that the killing  happened at Ukpata community ...

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Enugu ex-commissioner rues demolition of his property

Stakeholders urge SON to create specialized dept for building materials

“A former Commissioner for Lands in Enugu State Deacon Okey Ogbodo has protested the alleged illegal demolition of his property by the Enugu Capital Development Authority (ECDA).”- The Nation He urged all and sundry to prevail on the ECDA to backpedal, adding that in seeking redress he would follow due process and God’s leading. He said, “I do not have ...

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