Enugu Govt To Complete Nsukka Road Construction In Four Months

Chairman of Nsukka local government, Mr Patrick Omeje, has assured residents of the government’s commitment to delivering its campaign promises and addressing the pressing needs of the people.

He made this known when he flagged off five community roads in Nsukka Local Government Area which include Lejja, Nru, Edem, Echara and Ibagwani, totalling about 50 kilometres.

He stated that the project will cost about 68million naira with a four-month completion mandate.

“Some of these roads especially Lejja is a virgin road which is being done for the first time. All the roads will be completed by the first quarter of 2018.

“Asides building roads, we would look at other pressing needs of the people, youth empowerment and several others, we will deliver on our campaign promise which is in line with governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration’s commitment to develop hinterlands and make it habitable for the people,” he said.

One of the indigenes of the benefiting community, Mr Edwin Ajibo, expressed his gratitude for the new development saying it will not only help in the evacuation of their farm produce but will also improve the wellbeing of the people.

Gov. Ugwuanyi Reiterates Commitment To Urbanise Nsukka

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has reiterated his resolve to transform Nsukka, a town and Local Government Area in South-East Nigeria, into an urban area.

He made this known during an event organised by the people of Nsukka town to thank him for the roads projects already completed in the area especially the Opi/Nsukka road.

He stated that he is fully committed to fulfilling his campaign promises and improving the living standards of people in the area and the state at large.

“We promised to pay a special attention to rural development and to create more urban areas to boost economic growth. In line with this, we pledge to equip and modernise Nsukka”

“We are gratified to see that the projects we have done in Nsukka such as construction of vital roads, installation of street lights, upgrading of health and other public facilities, among other things, have given this town a new look and lifted the quality of life for its residents. I want to assure you that we will remain committed to the full realization of our vision for the town”

One of the organisers, Mr Peter Odo, a permanent secretary at the government house, said prior to the construction, the road was considered a death trap especially during the rainy season. He added that it was the first time such development was coming to Nsukka

While commending the governor, he called for the need to focus more on human capacity building to foster economic growth.

Economic Recession: Experts Seek Solution To Challenges

Nigeria-NairaEconomic experts are meeting at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru in Jos, north central Nigeria to discuss and proffer solutions to the economic recession with a view on the immediate, short and long time recipes.

The three-day think-tank conference is looking at recession to recovery and growth with discussions on policy options for the Nigerian economy with experts from the organised business and the academia as discussants.

Eminent economists, policy analysts, corporate leaders in the banking and financial sector, the academia, civil society as well as captains of industry and parliamentarians are brainstorming on the theme: ‘From Recession to Recovery and Growth: Policy Options for The Nigerian Economy’.

Setting the tone for discussants at the conference, Chairman, Senate Committee On Governmental Affairs and chairman of the occasion, Senator Tijani Kaura, challenged the gathering to come out with practicable solutions that will take the country out of the economic woods and proffer policies that will make the economy to be buoyant again.

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank, Dr Obadiah Mailafia; the Head of Economics Department at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Stella Madueme and the Executive Director of Capital Markets in the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Haruna Jalo-Waziri also gave recommendations on what should be done in revamping the economy.

The experts appealed to the federal government to harmonise and coordinate various agencies and suggestions being proffered in addressing the economic recession in the country including the outcome of the conference that is ongoing.

FCT Chief Judge Pardons 10 Inmates

FCT, Nsukka, Prison, Inmates, Two prisoners at the Kuje medium prison have been released unconditionally, while another eight will go home, should their fines be settled by well-meaning Nigerians.

This is according to the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Justice Usman Bello.

He also said that a panel has been set-up to fast-track cases awaiting trial between now and the first quarter of 2017.

Justice Bello said that the exercise is part of efforts by the judiciary to decongest the nation’s prisons which are being stretched beyond capacity.

 

 

Police Parade 75-Year-Old Certificate Forgery Suspect

Forgery Suspect, certificate forgeryThe Anambra State Police Command has paraded two elderly suspects who are specialists in certificate forgery.

Mr Onuzulike Ude, a 75-year-old retired teacher and Mrs Evelyn Nwoke, aged 52, were arrested between May 5 and 6, following information on their documents and certificate forgery business in Awka.

Parading the suspects alongside three other suspects arrested for robbery and production of fake currency, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hassan Karma, decried the evil business of the two elderly suspects.

He said that they have forged several certificates and documents including degree certificates of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, National Youth Service Corps discharge certificates among others.

Other suspects paraded were a robbery suspect, a fake currency manufacturing specialist and a kidnapping suspect known as Jerry Gana, who claims to be an ex-soldier as well as a graduate of Biochemistry.

He was involved in kidnapping in Delta State and ran to Anambra State to hide but was caught by the Police in the state.

He had collected ransom running into millions of Naira from the victims he had kidnapped before his arrest.

The Police boss, Mr Karma, warned criminals to steer clear of Anambra State as the state would remain too hot for them.

He warned that the long arm of the law will catch up with them wherever they are hiding to perpetrate their nefarious activities.

NLNG Constructs Engineering Laboratories In ABU

NLNGThe Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas limited (NLNG) has constructed multi-million Naira engineering laboratories at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

At the commissioning of the multi-user laboratories, the Managing Director (MD) of NLNG, Mr Babs Omotowa, said the project, which cost 340 million Naira, was part of the company’s contribution to complement the various efforts of the government in stimulating the growth of research and science education in Nigeria.

Mr Omotowa also explained that the laboratory, which was equipped with the state of the art facility, would provide the staff and students of the university easy access to world class facilities that would, among other benefits, enhance their academic performance and improve their skills.

The building has six different laboratories – Materials Characterisation Laboratory, Soil Testing Laboratory, Materials Testing Laboratory, Mechatronics Laboratory, ICT Laboratory and Environmental Laboratory.

The project, which is part of NLNG’s University Support Programme, is driven by the company’s desire to develop engineering education in Nigeria.

The MD also disclosed that the company would spend 340 million Naira on the construction of modern engineering laboratories, equipped with cutting-edge technology, in five other universities.

University of Ibadan, University of Ilorin, University of Port-Harcourt, University of Maiduguri and University of Nigeria, Nsukka are the benefiting universities.

He explained that the universities were selected based on rankings by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and their long standing contributions to the development of local capacity in Nigeria.

The Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Professor Ibrahim Garba, told the gathering that the commissioning of the multi-user laboratories was the first of its kind, since the inception of the institution.

He noted that the facility would avail students and lecturers of the institution the opportunity to conduct their research in the field of engineering technology.

He also called on other corporate organisations to emulate NLNG.

The Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka, while commending the management of NLNG for the laudable initiative, that the administration of President Buhari was committed to giving the education sector face-lift.

Plateau State Gets New Commissioner Of Police

oladunjoye appoint as Plateau commissioner of policeThe Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has deployed Mr Adekunle Oladunjoye to Plateau State, as the new Commissioner of Police in the State.

Mr Oladunjoye’s deployment to Plateau State was announced on Friday  following the redeployment of Nasiru Oki to Bayelsa State.

Until his appointment, Adekunle Oladunjoye was the Deputy Force Secretary, Force headquarters, Abuja.

He joined the Nigeria Police Force as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1984.

Mr Oladunjoye, who hailed from Ondo State, had served in various capacities and State Command, as a Deputy Commissioner of Police.

He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with a bachelor of science degree in Education/Economics. He graduated in 1983.

NLNG Constructs Laboratory In UNN

NLNGThe Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas limited (NLNG), is constructing a multi-million Naira engineering laboratory at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Inspecting the construction site at the university, the Deputy Managing Director of NLNG, Mr Isa Inuwa said the project which costs about 320 million Naira is part of the company’s contribution to complement the various efforts of government in improving standards.

Mr Inuwa also explained that the laboratory which would be equipped with the state of the art facility is to boost engineering education capacity in the country.

NLNG is jointly owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (49%), Shell (25.6%), Total LNG Nigeria Limited (15%) and ENI (10.4%).

It was incorporated as a limited liability company on May 17, 1989, to harness Nigeria’s vast natural gas resources and produce Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for export.

Buhari Approves Appointment of New Provost For FCE

BuhariThe Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Professor Kamoru Olayiwola Usman, as Provost of the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo.

According to a statement by a spokesman for the President, Femi Adesina, the appointment of the 51-year-old Oyo-born Professor is for an initial term of four years.

His academic qualifications includes a Bachelors Degree in Science Education, a Masters Degree in Education (Mathematics) and a Doctorate Degree in Education (Mathematics).

Until his new appointment, Professor Usman was the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Ebola: Enugu State Government Places 6 Under Surveillance

EbolaThe Enugu State government has said that six persons suspected to have had contact with the nurse that was taken back to lagos have been placed under close surveillance.

The State Commissioner for Health, Doctor George Eze, told Channels Television in Enugu on Friday that the six contacts have not tested positive to the Ebola virus disease.

He said: “They are constantly monitored on a daily basis and the Enugu State government has put adequate measures on ground to combat the disease incase of any outbreak”.

The Health Commissioner also disclosed that the State government had four designated centres across the state, one in Enugu town, Orji, Nsukka and Ikem.

Doctor Eze said apart from the personal protective kits which the government was about to acquire in large numbers for health workers, the government had also set up different committee to sensitise the public about the Ebola Virus Disease.

The nurse had travelled to Enugu to see her family, defiling surveillance guideline, after she had attended to the index patient, Patrick Sawyer in Lagos.

2Face Shows Off Customised Diamond Encrusted Mic At Star Trek Finale

2FACE IDIBIA.JPG2Remember 2Face’s customized diamond encrusted microphone given to him by luxury designer Malivelihood? He performed with it for the first time on stage at Star Music Trek 2014 grand finale, which held at Eagles Club, Surulere on Saturday May 31, 2014.

After riveting performances from Star Music Trek 2014 debut edition in Nsukka through Makurdi, Umuahia and Orlu, 2Face pulled all the stops for his final performance in Lagos.

Dressed in royal regalia, he took fans through a live performance of various hit tracks including You No Holy Pass, African Queen, Outside amongst many others.

His wife Annie dressed in black sweatshirt and pants stood amongst fans and cheered throughout his performance.

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Three Buildings Owned By Kidnappers Demolished In Anambra

Kidnnapers-House Demolished-In-AnambraThe operation Stamp Out kidnappers in Anambra State on Friday got to a high point with the demolition of three hide out locations kidnap victims are kept.

The three hideout locations in Aguleri, Anambra East local government area, built by kidnap kingpins, were completely demolished as directed by the state governor, Willie Obiano, as he goes tougher against crime and criminality in the state.

The governor sent a warning note to all landlords to be wary of activities going on in their property or risk losing them, as the war against kidnappers and armed robbers has been intensified. The demolition team was led by the state commissioner of police and the joint security operation.

The first building was located at Ezi Agulu, Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area and owned by a notorious kidnap kingpin, Onyeamuma, from Nsukka in Enugu State who was killed in a gun battle with the police at Otuocha few years ago.

No Hiding Place

The second building demolished was located at Agu-owele, Enugwu Aguleri built by a consortium of kidnappers at the cost of 17 million Naira  and also used for keeping kidnap victims while the third was built at Umuaneri Aguleri belonging to a kidnap suspect called Anamako, who allegedly kidnapped the traditional Prime Minister of Enugwu-Ukwu.

The Special Adviser also said the governor had also directed that buildings built with proceeds from kidnapping and armed robbery or used for the same purpose would be demolished as well.

He added that aside demolition, the government would revoke the ownership of the property and take the land. A kidnap victim from Aguleri commended the government for the exploits and recounted his ordeal in the hands of the kidnappers which left one of his legs devastated.

In another development, the State Police Command paraded eleven kidnap and armed robbery suspects at the Headquarters of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Awkuzu.

Parading the suspects, the state police spokesperson, Emeka Chukwuemeka said the suspects were arrested at Nnobi, Okpoko, Onitsha and Enugwu-ukwu.

In his reaction, the state governor said the arrests and the demolition would serve as a signal to kidnappers and armed robbers that they have ‘no hiding place’ in Anambra.

The governor said more criminals’ buildings already established as hideouts would be demolished in the coming days while commending the efforts of the police and the Joint Security Operation