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Fire burns six-year-old child to death in Enugu

The Police in Enugu on Wednesday confirmed the death of a six-year-old child, Sochimaobi Nwatu,…

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Water scarcity hits Abakaliki

The residents of Abakaliki are presently experiencing serious difficulties in accessing water either from the…

Petroleum Minister, Diezani  Alison-Madueke

Nigerian workers, drivers, commuters commend govt over petrol price reduction

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and some drivers and commuters in Enugu State on Monday…

University of Nigeria UNN

UNN suspends all postgraduate programmes

The University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, on Sunday announced the indefinite suspension of its postgraduate programmes. The Public Relations Officer of the university, Okw’n Omeaku, said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria that the suspension followed the postgraduate students’ protests and restiveness. “Management has directed…

FILE PHOTO: President Jonathan flagging off construction of the Second Niger Bridge months ago.

We’ve spent N10bn on 2nd Niger Bridge so far — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said the Federal Government has spent N10 billion on construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge out of the N130 billion total cost of the project. The President disclosed this when he stopped over at the project site in Asaba on Saturday on his way to PDP campaign…

Muhammadu Buhari

We’ll humiliate Buhari — South East PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described APC's cap in hand scouting for South East votes as will-o'-the-wisp, sheer delusion and a mid-day feverish dream, asking the party to forget the zone as South-Easterners will deliver 100 percent block vote to the PDP in February general elections. PDP National Vice…

President Goodluck Jonathan at a Presidential rally

Enugu traditional rulers support Jonathan’s re-election bid

No fewer than 371 traditional rulers in Enugu State have pledged their support to President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming general elections. The traditional rulers expressed their support for the president in Enugu on Friday during a meeting with him as Mr. Jonathan took his electioneering to the state. The…

Chris Ngige

APC will win 28 states on first ballot — Ngige

Chris Ngige, a senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, has predicted that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will win 28 states on first ballot in February general election. Mr. Ngige told newsmen in Awka on Thursday that his prediction was based on facts and surveys conducted by independent researchers. Mr.…

Theodore Orji, Governor of Abia state.

Abia budgets N102.4Billion for 2015 fiscal year

Abia State Governor, Thoedore Orji, has presented a budget estimate of N102.4 to the state House of Assembly for the 2015 fiscal year. The figure represents a 12 per cent decrease from the 2014 budget outlay of N115.3 billion. Delivering the budget he termed "Valedictory Budget" on the floor of…

Enugu state

APC governorship candidate promises free education in Enugu

The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Okey Ezea, has promised to provide free education in the state, if elected. He made the promise in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday. "One of the questions people often ask…

Orji Kalu.

Abia communities end 11-year-old strife

An 11-year-old communal strife involving Umudike and Umudike-Ukwu communities in Abia State has been resolved. The protracted crisis followed the carving out of Umudike-Ukwu in 2003 by the former state governor, Orji Kalu. The inter-community crisis, which was characterised by litigations, was brought to an end on the evening of…

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Abia State University reduces tuition fees

The Abia State University on Tuesday confirmed a 20 per cent reduction in its school fees, beginning from 2014/2015 academic session. There had been an increase in the tuition fees in the 2012/2013 session putting the university authority and the students on a war path. The Dean of Student Affairs…

Ayogu Eze

Enugu PDP petitions police, wants Ayogu Eze arrested

The Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has petitioned the Nigeria Police over the alleged forgery of the party’s governorship primary election result sheet by one of the governorship aspirants in the state, Ayogu Eze. The party asked the force to arrest, investigate and prosecute the senator…

Ayogu Eze

Enugu Governorship ​Poll:​ Court Extends Injunction Restraining Ayogu Eze as​ PDP​ candidate

An Enugu State High Court has extended the order it earlier granted restraining a gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Ayogu Eze, from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the party. The court also granted the application by the ​​​a​pplicant, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and adjourned…

UNN Postgraduate Students Protesting Hike in Fees

UNN Postgraduate students protest hike in fees

Postgraduate students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka [UNN] on Friday  barricaded the office of the institution's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ben Ozumba, in protest against hike in their tuition fees, describing the increase from N69,000 to N145,000 as outrageous. [caption id="attachment_173244" align="alignright" width="476"] UNN Postgraduate Students Protesting Hike in Fees[/caption] The placard-carrying…

Ayogu Eze

Court restrains Ayogu Eze from parading himself as Enugu PDP governorship candidate

An Enugu State High Court has granted an ex-parte order restraining a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ayogu Eze, from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the party pending the hearing and determination of a case filed by another aspirant, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. It…

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji

Orji wins PDP Senatorial ticket for Abia Central

The Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has been elected the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s ticket for Abia Central Senatorial seat. The governor, who was the sole contestant for the position, polled 221 votes of the 222 votes cast with one voided vote. Announcing the results at the…

Jibrilla Bindow

APC Governorship Primaries: Bindow wins in Adamawa

After many days of politicking and hours of voting at the Lamido Cinema in Yola, Jibrilla Bindow has clinched the All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial ticket for Adamawa State. Mr. Bindow scored 1,880 votes to defeat Yayaji Yawa who scored 1183 vote to place second, while a former secretary to…

Sam Nda Isaiah, Chairman, Leadership Group_7195

APC youth group endorses Nda-Isaiah’s presidential bid

Some All Progressives Congress, APC, youth under the aegis of Pan Igbo Youth Movement, have endorsed presidential aspiration of the founder of the Leadership newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, on the platform of the party. The youth, who made the endorsement when they visited the South East Zonal Office of the Sam…

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji

Don’t blame me for your failure, Governor Orji tells Kalu

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has told his predecessor, Orji Uzor Kalu to stop blaming him for his (Kalu's) political woes. Mr. Orji, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ajunwa, denied the allegation by Mr. Kalu that he (Orji) handpicked all the candidates for various elective positions in…

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

Enugu judge withdraws from PDP chairmanship suit over ‘death threats’

Justice A. R. Ozoemena of the Enugu High Court, on Monday, withdrew from hearing a suit brought by Ikeje Asogwa, praying the court to uphold his purported appointment as the chairman of the Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The judge said he took the action because…

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PDP screens 43 governorship aspirants in South-East

Forty three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants in the South-East were screened to contest the 2015 governorship election in the state, Austin Akobundu , the party’s National Vice Chairman in the zone, has said. Mr. Akobundu said this in Enugu on Sunday. He said the exercise was successful as…

President Goodluck Jonathan visiting scene of Nyanya bomb attack

Media creating false impression about insurgency – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in London said that the media was blowing the security situation in the north eastern part of the country out of proportion. This is contained in a statement issued by Reuben Abati, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. Mr. Jonathan said this at the…

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

PDP congresses in Enugu totally acceptable – Chime

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State said on Tuesday that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, congresses in the state were “totally unacceptable’’ to its members and the people of the state. Mr. Chime made the declaration at a PDP stakeholders meeting in Enugu on Tuesday, saying the congresses were not subjected to the will…

Chimaroke Nnamani

Chimaroke Nnamani’s seven-year-old trial a ‘scandal’ – Prosecutor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday asked for a separate trial of former Governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, in a N5 billion money laundering case. Mr. Nnamani is facing trial alongside seven others accused on a 105-count charge before a Federal High Court in Lagos. The…