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Residents accuse Enugu firm of polluting community water

The people of Nomeh community in the Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State have decried the pollution of their stream, Nvuna, with industrial and chemical waste. The community alleged that an ethanol producing factory, D-HAP Enterprises Services Limited, was behind their ordeal. Speaking to our correspondent, the Councillor of Nomeh Ward, Chinwolu Anichukwu,...

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Police arrest gang leader of car-snatching syndicate in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested the suspected leader of a car-snatching syndicate terrorising motorists on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Road, Chinaza Nworie. The suspect, our correspondent gathered, was arrested at the Enugu office of the Federal Road Safety Corps while trying to register a Lexus ES 350 snatched from its owner at gunpoint. The...

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A voice told me to jump into well, kill myself –Enugu businessman who lost wife, four children to house fire

Mr Philip Ogbodo, an Enugu businessman based in Jos, Plateau State, tells RAPHAEL EDE about a fire outbreak in his house that claimed the lives of his wife and four children in one night Tell us your name and what you do for a living? My name is Maduabuchi Ogbodo. I am a businessman based...

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Police arrest 40 criminal suspects in Enugu

Enugu Command of the Nigerian Police Force has arrested 40 criminal suspects for various offences. Parading the suspects at the Command’s headquarters on Friday, the Commissioner, Mohammed Aliyu, said they were arrested from across the state for conspiracy, armed robbery, child stealing, unlawful possession of firearms and cultism. Aliyu who attributed the achievement recorded to...

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Four more persons killed in Enugu fresh cult war

Four more persons have been reportedly killed in the Enugu metropolis as a fresh cult war rages in the state. PUNCH Metro gathered that the victims were killed in the Garrik and Ugwuaji suburbs of the state. Our correspondent reported on Monday that the leader of the Aro Mates, aka The Vikings, was killed at...

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Throwing 2023 presidency open despicable, unconscionable, Ohanaeze tells PDP

The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described the Peoples Democratic Party’s report on the 2023 presidential election, which throws its ticket open as most despicable, un-reflective and unconscionable. The Bala Mohammed-led PDP Committee on the Review of the 2019 General Elections had recommended in a report submitted to the National Chairman of the...

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Enugu Assembly bows to pressure, drops ex-govs, deputies’ life pensions

THE Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday dropped the proposed New Pension Bill for former governors and their deputies. The bill, which scaled first reading during last week Thursday’s plenary soon generated condemnation from the general public. The PUNCH had reported that the bill when passed, the state would be spending over N1.1bn annually...

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Hoodlums kill Enugu community leader

Raphael Ede, Enugu Enugu State Police Command has appealed to law-abiding residents of Oruku community to remain calm while it fishes out the Killers of their town union vice-chairman, Samuel Ani, who was shot dead at his residence. The Command in its official statement signed by Daniel Ndukwe, regretted the callous and brutal killing of […] Read Full Story

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Enugu ex-Rep Ujam, dumps PDP for APC

Raphael Ede, Enugu THE immediate past member of the House of Representatives representing Nkanu East/Nkanu West in the Federal House of Representatives, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ujam, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, to join the All Progressives Congress. The former federal law maker and close ally of former Governor Sullivan Chime, joined the APC along with […] Read Full Story

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Fugitive policemen who allegedly killed UNIZIK student re-arrested

Raphael Ede, Enugu Four fugitive policemen, who allegedly killed a final-year law student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Augustine Ugwu, in Nsukka, Enugu State have finally been re-arrested. The four policemen fingered in the murder are Officer-in-Charge of the Nsukka Anti-Cult unit, DSP Nnamdi Ochin, three Sergeants working under him, Emmanuel Ibiam, Godwin Abel, Abu […] Read Full Story

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How my estranged husband burnt our house, rendered me, children homeless — Wife of ex-NNPC depot manager

A mother of three in Enugu, Mrs Chinyere Uzowulu, tells RAPHAEL EDE that she has become homeless with her children, after her divorce-seeking husband, Chief Afam Uzowulu, a former Depot Manager with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, allegedly set their house and belongings ablaze in December last year What is your name? My name is […] Read Full Story